SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Hunters, trappers, and anglers wanting to purchase lifetime licenses or permits in 2014 have until Dec. 23.
West Virginia’s Division of Natural Resources says the agency will use the last week of December to prepare for conversion of records into the new electronic licensing system. That system becomes effective on Jan. 1, 2015.
While the DNR will still accept applications for lifetime licenses and permits, they will be held until January for processing in the new system. Those applications, including the Class Y crossbow permit and Class Q permits, may still be dropped off or mailed to the DNR Headquarters, 324 Fourth Avenue, South Charleston, WV 25303.
Hunters, trappers and anglers who buy their licenses online at www.wvhunt.com, or at an electronic point-of-sale license agent should not notice any difference when purchasing a license in 2015. Old-style paper licenses on which stamps for additional privileges were placed will no longer be available.