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1869

West Virginia passed its first game laws

Other events that happened on or around 1869

1882

Law was passed prohibiting the hunting, chasing or wounding of deer between January 15 and September 1

Other events that happened on or around 1882

1897

Legislature passed legislation that provided for appointment of state game and fish warden

Other events that happened on or around 1897

1901

Legislature decreed state game and fish warden would be paid from state treasury and could appoint deputy wardens

Other events that happened on or around 1901

1909

Sunday hunting and fishing was prohibited by legislature

Other events that happened on or around 1909

1921

The Game and Fish Commission was created by the legislature

Other events that happened on or around 1921

1933

Legislature established the Conservation Commission

Other events that happened on or around 1933

1961

New legislation reorganized the Conservation Commission as the Department of Natural Resources

Other events that happened on or around 1961

2001

Legislature lifted prohibition on Sunday hunting, subject to local vote

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2002

Division of Natural Resources had 120 law enforcement officers

Other events that happened on or around 2002


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