WVDA: Herd, habitat, hunters


The West Virginia Deer Association (WVDA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of WV's deer herds through education, conservation and the promotion of quality hunting opportunities for all West Virginia hunters.  The WVDA was established in December of 2021 by a committed group of deer enthusiasts from all over the state with the goal of creating a unified voice for all of West Virginia's deer hunters, regardless of method.  The WVDA Board of Directors includes a representative for each of the six WVDNR Districts and adopts a quality minded approach to herd, habitat and hunter management as we consider future programs, advocacy and projects related to the core mission.

Harrison Doddridge Berkeley Jefferson Morgan Hampshire Mineral Grant Hardy Cabell Wayne Lincoln Putnam Mason Jackson Kanawha Boone Mingo Logan Roane Clay Fayette Raleigh Wyoming Wirt Calhoun Gilmer Braxton Summers Nicholas Greenbrier Monroe Mercer McDowell Pocahontas Webster Hancock Brooke Ohio Marshall Monongalia Wetzel Tyler Marion Preston Taylor Barbour Tucker Pleasants Wood Lewis Ritchie Randolph Upshur Pendleton
  • District 1

    Barbour, Brooke, Hancock, Harrison, Marion, Marshall, Monongalia, Ohio, Preston, Taylor, Tucker, Wetzel

    Lance Murray

    District 1 Director

  • District 2

    Pendleton, Hardy, Grant, Hamphire, Mineral, Jefferson, Berkeley, Morgan

    Perry Bailey

    District 2 Director

  • District 3

    Lewis, Upshur, Randolph, Braxton, Webster, Pocahontas, Clay, Nicholas

    Clifford Bennett

    District 3 Director 

  • District 4

    Fayette, Greenbrier, McDowell, Mercer, Monroe, Raleigh, Summers, Wyoming

    Mike Persinger

    District 4 Director

  • District 5

    Kanawha, Putnam, Mason, Boone, Logan, Mingo, Lincoln, Wayne, Cabell

    Stephen Jeff Holbert

    District 5 Director

  • District 6

    Calhoun, Doddridge, Jackson, Gilmer, Pleasants, Ritchie, Roane, Tyler, Wirt, Wood

    Josh Compton

    District 6 Director

why Join WVDA?

Our members share a common bond - a responsibility to wildlife conservation, a commitment to quality management, a passion for white-tailed deer, and a deep appreciation for hunting in West Virginia.  There is strength in our numbers!  Join with us to help advocate for improvements in herd quality, habitat and hunter education throughout all of West Virginia.

  • Opportunities to participate in WVDA events in your area.
  • District representation with commissioner, biologists and law enforcement.
  • Representation at all WV Natural Resources Commission meetings.
  • Members Only access to forums and other features.
  • The Signpost newsletter!

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Recent news

2 Buck Limit for WV - Make the Second One Count!

On April 23, 2023 the WV Natural Resources Commission will vote on a proposal to reduce the annual antlered deer bag limit from three...

Woods & Water Expo - Summersville

The WV Deer Association will be set up at the 2023 Woods & Water Expo at the Summersville Arena & Conference Center. Hunting/fishing...

WVDNR Announces Public Sectional Meetings

The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources announced today dates and locations for 12 in-person public meetings on proposed hunting,...

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Upcoming Events

Woods & Water Expo - Summersville Arena

The WV Deer Association will be set up at the 2023 Woods & Water Expo at the Summersville Arena & Conference Center. ...

Don't be a Fool! - Forestry for Wildlife Habitat Seminar

The WV Deer Association is hosting a full day field seminar with professional forester Logan Hosaflook & guests on April 1st in...

2023 Deer Dad Charity Clay Shoot

The West Virginia Deer Association presents the 2023 Deer Dad Charity Clay Shoot in appreciation of our WV Natural Resources Police...

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