City of Charleston Urban Deer Hunt

City of Charleston
Urban Deer Management
Rules and Regulations


The City of Charleston’s split Urban Deer Hunt season will be open from September 7 – December 31, 2024 and January 13-31, 2025 for the extended season.  The City will accept hunter applications only between July 8 and August 16, 2024.  The application cost remains $10.00 per hunter and copies of all documentation are required for the application to be processed. 

 The signed application, support document and payment must be attached to your application. The application can be mailed to the below address.  Please write “Urban Deer Hunt” on the outside of the envelope. 

Tommie Harless

City of Charleston

P.O. Box 2749

Charleston, WV  25330

Cross bow hunting is now permitted during the Urban Deer Hunt per Section 10-171 of the Municipal Code and falls under the same rules and regulations as bow and arrow hunting.

The list of UDH Tracts will be posted on this web page as they become approved.  If a phone number or email address is not provided for the property owner, this indicates that the owner has chosen not to accept public inquiries.

The deadline for new tract and renewal applications is June 30, 2024.

The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources 2024 – 2025 Hunting and Trapping Regulations can be accessed here:

Please contact the City Manager's Office Urban Deer Hunt Coordinator with any questions: (304) 348-8014 or

              According to the 2024 tract applications, you were noted as the designee for this Urban Deer Hunt tract. If any changes need to be made to the map, or if any part of the property has changed ownership since last year, please fill out a new tract application.

Please send any comments with your name, address, and contact information to:

Office of the City Manager

City of Charleston

501 Virginia Street East

Charleston, WV 25301

2024 Approved Property Tracts

check back for 2024 approved property tracts.