SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.VA. (WV News) – The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources is reminding hunters with disabilities that selected access roads in national forests and several state-owned wildlife management areas are open to those with Class Q and QQ permits.
This access program includes 13 roads in the national forests and 13 in the WMA, which are marked to ensure that vehicle access is restricted to hunters with a class Q or QQ permit.
Class Q (resident) and QQ (non-resident) hunting permits are issued by the WVDNR to applicants who are permanently disabled in the lower limbs, as certified by a licensed physician. Approved applicants are issued a pocket-sized permit card, which must be presented in person at the appropriate national forest district office or DNR to receive an authorization letter and access key to use the Q / QQ class roads designated.
For more information on the national forest or state-owned WMA Class Q and QQ hunting opportunities, visit www.wvdnr.gov or contact the relevant US Forest Service Ranger District or DNR District Office.