2005-10-27 / News

Jamestown will have deer checking station

The state Department of Environmental Management has announced that the season for deer hunting with muzzleloading firearms opens Monday, Oct. 31, and continues through Nov. 18 on both state and private land. This year Jamestown will have a deer-check station.

The season re-opens on private land only from Nov. 24 through Nov. 27 and again from Dec. 22 through Dec. 26, but only for those hunters with permits for the taking of antlerless deer.

Deer hunting hours remain one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset. Muzzleloader hunters are limited to using black powder or approved substitutes and are required to wear a minimum of 200 square inches of fluorescent orange at all times.

Hunters must obtain written permission to hunt on private land, and they should check with local authorities for additional restrictions on hunting. All deer taken must be tagged immediately, and checked within 24 hours at either a vendor-operated or stateoperated checking station, or by an authorized representative of the DEM. Jamestown residents and hunters may check deer at Ft. Wetherill this season, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

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