Clarification for Senior Lifetime Hunting and Fishing License
West Virginia hunters and anglers who buy a license in 2012 before their 65th birthday do not have to buy the Class XS Senior Lifetime Hunting, Trapping and Fishing License until January 1, 2013, according to Frank Jezioro, Division of Natural Resources director.
“When you purchase an annual hunting or fishing license, that license is good for the entire year, regardless of age,” Jezioro said. “The new Senior Lifetime License law does not require a resident hunter, trapper or angler to buy two licenses in one year.”
The one exception is that, if a hunter who is at least 65 years of age wants to participate in the Special Split Youth/Class Q/Class XS deer season, that person would need to buy the Class XS Senior Lifetime License. “The Class XS License, however, does not qualify a senior to participate in other youth hunting seasons,” Jezioro said.
The Senior Lifetime License includes the Conservation, Bear Damage and Trout stamps. All lifetime license holders have to buy the additional deer stamps and the antlerless deer stamp.