2000 - 2001 Definitions of Terms Used
Bait - any feed or edible enticement.
Baiting - the direct or indirect placing or exposing of bait so as to attract or entice wildlife to an area where hunters are attempting to take them. An area is considered to be baited for 10 days after bait is removed.
Big Game - black bear, deer, wild turkey and wild boar.
Bow - a longbow, recurve bow, or compound bow that is hand drawn and hand held.
Concurrent hunting - hunting of the same and/or other species during a legally prescribed season.
Hunt - to chase, catch or take wild birds or animals.
Nonresident - person who does not meet the requirements of a resident.
Permanently disabled in the lower extremities - the individual is a paraplegic, an amputee of both legs, or other similar disability affecting both legs which requires permanent use of a wheelchair or crutches.
Possession limit - game which is in any way under the hunter's control. The daily bag limit for raccoon may be possessed for each day the season is open until the season limit is reached. Example: the total of all game in a car, truck, home freezer, commercial food locker, or any other storage method or place.
Protected - no open season. Hunting at any time shall be illegal for protected wildlife.
Public lands - lands owned, leased, licensed to or under the control of the State of West Virginia or the Federal government.
Resident - a U.S. citizen who has been a domiciled resident continuously in West Virginia for 30 consecutive days or more immediately prior to the date of application for a license or permit. This includes members of the U.S. armed forces stationed outside the state who were West Virginia residents at the time of entry into the service and any full-time student of a college or university of this state. Nonresident students of West Virginia colleges are not eligible to apply for Lifetime licenses.
Absentee ownership of land in West Virginia does not constitute legal residence.
Resident landowner privileges - apply to West Virginia residents who own land in West Virginia, their resident children, resident parents, or resident tenants. Resident tenants must permanently live on the land.
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