West Virginia Division of Natural Resources

The start of the 2021 deer archery season in West Virginia is September 25, which means time is running out to purchase your hunting license and RB/RRB stamps if you wish to harvest additional deer. Hunting permits and stamps can be purchased at WVhunt.com. If you want to know more about RB/RRB stamps, here’s everything you need to know:

What are RB/RRB stamps?

Resident and non-resident hunters may purchase a maximum of two RB/RRB stamps to take up to two additional deer during archery and crossbow season. Only one deer can be caught with each stamp. Hunters who do not purchase RB/RRB stamps may only harvest one deer on their basic license during archery and crossbow season.

How much do RB/RRB stamps cost?

Each RB stamp for resident hunters costs $21 and each RRB stamp for non-resident hunters costs $37.

Where can I buy RB/RRB stamps?

Resident and non-resident hunters can purchase RB/RRB stamps online at WVhunt.com any time before the archery season opens on Saturday, September 25. Hunters cannot purchase RB/RRB stamps after the start of the archery season.

Can I hunt antlered deer with my RB/RRB stamps?

Yes, but if you take two deer with RB/RRB stamps, one must be an antlerless deer caught in a county open to class N antlerless hunting.

Can I use my RB/RRB stamps to hunt in any county?

There are 10 counties or parts thereof (see pages 15, 20, and 22 of the 2021-2022 West Virginia Hunting Regulations) that require hunters to take an antlerless deer in the county, which may be taken during any regular deer season open to antlerless deer hunting, before killing a second antlered deer in the county. This rule applies to all combined regular deer seasons and the Mountaineer Heritage season.

There are also four counties (Logan, McDowell, Mingo, and Wyoming) that have an archery season limit of two deer, one of which must be antlerless. In these counties, only one RB/RRB stamp is valid, unless the first archery deer was captured in a county open to firearm deer hunting, then two deer (one of which must be without wood) can be captured on RB or RRB class stamps.

Can I use my RB/RRB stamps during another season?

No. Class RB/RRB stamps cannot be used to capture deer during gun season.

For more information on deer archery and crossbow season, see pages 26-27 of your copy of the 2021-2022 West Virginia Hunting Regulations.

Get ready for fall hunting adventures. Buy your license and stamps today.

Don’t wait until the last minute to prepare for archery/crossbow seasons. Buy your license and stamps and start planning your hunting adventures today.

Earnest A. Martinez