WEST VIRGINIA BOWHUNTERS ASSOCIATION

RECORDS ENTRY APPLICATION

Black Bear

PLEASE PRINT

Hunters Name __________________________________________________________

Address________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________

City State Zip

Email _______________________________ Telephone__________________________

Black Bear “Pope&Young” or “Boone&Crockett” Net Score_____________________

County where Bear was killed _______________________________________________

Date when Bear was killed _________________________________________________

Are you a current member of the West Virginia Bowhunters Association ( ) yes ( ) no

________________________________________________________________________

For current WVBA members only:

Would you like your photo to be seen in the online Records Database ( ) yes ( ) no

If yes, please include membership verification

For non-members of WVBA:

If you are submitting a Membership Application along with your Entry Form, would you like to have your photo to be seen in the online Records Database ( ) yes ( ) no

I certify that all of the above information is true and correct to the best of my knowledge

___________________________________________ _________________________

Hunter’s Signature Today’s Date

Remember to attach your “Official B&C or P&Y Scoresheet and “Fair Chase Affidavit along with a good Phototo this Application Form!

 

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WEST VIRGINIA BOWHUNTERS ASSOCIATION

RECORDS ENTRY APPLICATION

Whitetail Deer

PLEASE PRINT

Hunters Name __________________________________________________________

Address________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________

City State Zip

Email _______________________________ Telephone__________________________

Deer Antler Type (check one): ( ) Typical ( ) Non-Typical

Whitetail Deer “Pope&Young” or “Boone&Crockett” Net Score__________________

County where Deer was killed _______________________________________________

Date when Deer was killed _________________________________________________

Are you a current member of the West Virginia Bowhunters Association ( ) yes ( ) no

________________________________________________________________________

For current WVBA members only:

Would you like your photo to be seen in the online Records Database ( ) yes ( ) no

If yes, please include membership verification

For non-members of WVBA:

If you are submitting a Membership Application along with your Entry Form, would you like to have your photo to be seen in the online Records Database ( ) yes ( ) no

I certify that all of the above information is true and correct to the best of my knowledge

___________________________________________ _________________________

Hunter’s Signature Today’s Date

Remember to attach your “Official B&C or P&Y Scoresheet and “Fair Chase Affidavit along with a good Phototo this Application Form!

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HOW TO ENTER YOUR TROPHY IN OUR RECORDS



The WV Bowhunters Association maintains a Records Database for deer and bear that were taken in WV with bow and arrow. Minimum entry scores for deer are 110 typical and 140 non-typical. For bear, the minimum entry score is 15.

There is no charge for entry.  All you need to do is have your deer or bear scored by an official Boone&Crockett or Pope&Young Measurer. I will need a copy of both the front and back sides of the scoresheet. I will also need a few other items to list your trophy in our records. A completed Fair Chase Affidavit from the WV Bowhunters Association and an Entry Application also from the WV Bowhunters Association are required. You can download the Fair Chase Statement and the Entry Application from our website. I also request that you include a picture of your deer or bear.  A field photo is preferred, however, a picture of the mount, would be adequate. 

If you decide to enter your trophy in our records, your name and trophy photo will be added to our records database. However, if you are a member of the WV Bowhunters Association, you will also receive a very nice 8 ½ x 11 certificate. If you are not a member and would like to join, you can find a membership application on this website.

Requirements for Record Entry:

1.    Official Scoresheet        from B&C or P&Y with both sides completed.
2.    Fair Chase Affidavit       can be downloaded from this website.
3.    Entry Application            can be downloaded from this website. Deer Entry Application Here. Bear Entry Application Here.
4.    Trophy Photo                  field photo preferred.
5.    Proof of Membership    only required if you want to receive a certificate.

Mail all your information to:

Gregory Surber
WVBA Records Chairman
6167 Edens Branch Rd.
Barboursville, WV 25621
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WEST VIRGINIA BOWHUNTERS ASSOCIATION

 

Fair Chase Affidavit

To be entered into the West Virginia Bowhunters Association Records, the animal must meet the minimum scoring requirements, and must be taken in complete compliance with the controlling game laws and the Rules of Fair Chase. The term “Fair Chase” shall not include the taking of animals under the following conditions:

  1. Helpless in a trap, deep snow or water, or on ice.
  2. From any power vehicle or power boat.
  3. While inside escape-proof fenced enclosures.
  4. By “Jacklighting” or shining at night.
  5. By the use of any tranquilizers or poisons.
  6. By the use of any power vehicles or power boat for herding or driving animals, including use of aircraft to land alongside or to communicate with or direct a hunter on the ground.
  7. By the use of electronic devices for attracting, locating, or pursuing game, or guiding the hunter to such game or by the use of a bow or arrow to which any electronic device is attached.
  8. Any other condition considered by the Board of Directors as unacceptable.

Special Note: For the purpose of the West Virginia Bowhunters Association, a bow shall be defined as a longbow, recurve bow or a compound bow that is hand-held and hand-drawn, and that has no mechanical device to enable the hunter to lock the bow at full or partial draw. Other than energy stored by the drawn bow, no device to propel the arrow will be permitted.

 

I certify that the trophy scored on this chart was not taken in violation of the conditions listed above. In signing this statement, I understand that if the information provided on this entry is found to be misrepresented or fraudulent in any respect, it will not be accepted into the records program. I also certify by my signature that the information I have provided on this form is accurate and correct. I also understand that all my entry materials, including photographs, as well as any additional information become the property of the West Virginia Bowhunters Association.

I, ______________________________________attest that my _______________________________ was

(print) (species)

taken entirely by the means of Bow & Arrow, and in complete compliance with the controlling game laws of the state of West Virginia and the Rules of Fair Chase.

WE, THE UNDERSINED, DECLARE THAT THE FOREGOING STATEMENTS ARE TRUE TO THE BEST OF OUR KNOWLEDGE AND BELIEF:

Hunter’s Signature: __________________________________________ Date: ______________________

 

 

Signature of Witness to bow kill (Does not have to be Eye Witness): _______________________________

 

 

Witness Name (Printed): ______________________________________ Date: ______________________

 

Address of Witness: _____________________________________________________________________

 

Phone Number of Witness: _______________________________________________

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