On this West Virginia Morning, West Virginia’s Mountaineer heritage hunting season begins this week, two weeks after most hunting seasons have closed. It’s the second year since its conception. And, most notably, it’s limited to primitive weapons -- like recurve bows and flintlock muzzleloader rifles.
It’s meant to memorialize the state’s settlers, using similar hunting techniques and weapons.
Our folklife reporter, Caitlin Tan, spent time with hunters who still make the vintage rifles.