I am pretty sure it has never been legal to bait deer on public land in WV, only on private land.
The regular archery season where you can harvest an anterled or anterless deer with the correct tags opens Oct. 1st this year. This is two weeks sooner than it has in the past.
There is also a Sept. 12- 17th anterless ONLY archery season in all or part of 22 counties on private land. These are counties where the number of deer are still considered to be over carrying capacity.
There is also a anterless only private land only muzzle loader season the follow week in those same counties. Bag limit is one anterless in each of these two special seasons. You can't hunt the muzzle season with a bow.
See this link for details.