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Hunting season provides boost to WV economy

November 23rd, 2015 by WCBC Radio

The state estimates that the West Virginia economy gets a big boost from the annual buck firearms season. The Division of Natural Resources estimates that more than 330,000 hunters will spend a total of $230 million in the state during the two-week season, which begins Monday. That spending means $34 million in tax revenue.


The DNR also estimates that 5,700 West Virginians are employed as a result of the hunting industry.

The Exponent Telegram reports that motels throughout the north-central region of the state are already booked.

Hunters travel from neighboring states to stalk deer in West Virginia woods.

Wes Garton owns the McFly Outdoors chain, and he recalls a hunter who drove to the state from Alaska to join in the hunt.

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