§20-2-22. Tagging, removing, transporting and reporting bear, deer, wild boar and wild turkey.
(a) Each person killing a bear, deer, wild boar or wild turkey found in a wild state shall either attach a completed field tag to the animal or remain with the animal and have upon his or her person a completed field tag before removing the carcass in any manner from where it was killed.
(b) While transporting the carcass of a bear, deer, wild boar or wild turkey from where it was killed, each person shall either attach a completed field tag to the animal or have upon his or her person a completed field tag.
(c) Upon arriving at a residence, camp, hunting lodge, vehicle or vessel each person shall attach a field tag to the killed bear, deer, wild boar or wild turkey. The field tag shall remain on the carcass until the animal is electronically registered. A game tag number shall be issued to the person and recorded in writing with the person’s name and address, or on a field tag, and shall remain on the carcass until it is dressed for consumption. The game tag number shall remain on the skin or hide until it is tanned or mounted.
(d) If a person who does not possess a field tag kills a bear, deer, wild boar or wild turkey, he or she shall make a tag. The field tag shall bear the name, address and, if applicable, the license number of the hunter and the time, date and county of killing.
(e) A person who kills a bear shall treat the carcass and remains in accordance with the provisions of section twenty-two-a of this article.
(f) For each violation of this section a person is subject to the penalties provided in this article.Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session