WVDA: Herd, habitat, hunters

wEST VIRGINIA DEER ASSOCIATION

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
    LMurray@WVDeer.org

  • District 2

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

    Perry Bailey

    District 2 Director
    PBailey@WVDeer.org

  • District 3

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

    Clifford Bennett

    District 3 Director 
    CBennett@WVDeer.org

  • District 4

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

    Mike Persinger

    District 4 Director
    MPersinger@WVDeer.org

  • District 5

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

    Stephen Jeff Holbert

    District 5 Director
    SHolbert@WVDeer.org

  • District 6

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

    Josh Compton

    District 6 Director
    JCompton@WVDeer.org

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

21st Annual Fishing, Hunting & Outdoor Sports Show

Stop by and talk deer with us at the Fishing, Hunting & Outdoor Sports Show in Morgantown, WV on March 4-5. We'll have a prize...

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We're Here! New Association for Deer Hunters in WV

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Upcoming Events

Fairlawn Baptist Ministry Sportsman's Expo


The West Virginia Deer Association will be set up at the Fairlawn Baptist Ministry Sportsman's Expo in Parkersburg, WV...

21st Annual Fishing, Hunting & Outdoor Sports Show

The 20th annual WV Fishing, Hunting & Outdoor Sports Show at The Ruby Community Center in Morgantown.  Featuring over 53,000...

2023 Deer Dad Charity Clay Shoot

Mark your calendars for the 2023 charity clay shoot benefiting WV Natural Resources Police.

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