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State to Make it Easier for Hunters and Trappers


West Virginia is making it easier for hunters and trappers to check in their game.

A new electronic system allows hunters to check game in by phone or computers.

The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources says the system will take effect in time for the 2015 spring gobbler season, which begins April 27. The new system also will be available for the one-day youth hunter season on April 25.

The DNR says hunters using the electronic system won't have to worry about finding an open check station if they hunt later in the day.

Natural Resources director Bob Fala says hunters can still check in their game at one of about 180 official license agents in the state. But they don't have to bring the animal in with them.

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