|Dean Hupp||Belpre, OH|
|Dr. Dave Samuel||Morgantown|
|President||E. Fred Richter||Wheeling|
|Vice President||Larry Lawson||Pinch|
|Treasurer||R. Tim Reed||Treasurer|
Banquet at Cedar Lakes, Ripley
|Dr. Dave Samuel|
|Rev. Stacy Groscup|
|John “Maggie” McGee|
1982 Awards presented at Banquet
|Bowhunter of the Year||Dr. Dave Samuel|
|President’s Award||Bob Gay|
|Bowhunter Ed. Instructor of Year||Bob Gay, Larry Lawson|
|DNR Employee of the Year||Bill Santonos|
|Legislator of the Year||Dr. Joe Ballouz|
|Landowner of the Year||Wood County Airport|
|Bowhunter Awareness||John Negley|
Spring at Adena Archers, Moundsville
Seminars: Wayne Hornick, Gene Blackshire
Southern at Elk River Bowhunters Association, Elkview
Seminars: Roger Rothhaar, Bob Kirschner
Northern at Wildlife League of Ohio County, Wheeling
Seminars: M.R. James, Bob McGuire, Ed Buck
Division of Natural Resources/Legislative Agenda
A DNR official in Elkins is quoted as saying there is concern about the large increase in bowkilled deer due to equipment advances. President Fred Richter responds with a letter explaining all the increased number of deer, Bowhunters, and the hunting information available to them when considering increased bowkilled deer numbers.
A DNR Game Commissioner tells Lawson that if there are 100,000 Bowhunters in W.VA.; 70,000 of them are outlaws! Looks like the acts of few reflect on us all.
During a Game Commission meeting, a Commissioner expresses concern about illegal acts by bowhunters; riding in the back of trucks and vans and shooting into people’s yards. President Fred Richter states we will do everything possible to improve the bowhunter image and ethics. We will run all the surveys needed to disprove the notion that bowhunters are crippling to many deer; as has been proven by studies in other states.
A Game Commission member feels there should be a bowhunting license because he feels this would result in less bowhunters. He also felt the problem with Bowhunters was too many COAL MINERS are starting to bowhunt and it is downgrading the sport! Apparently the Commissioner feels that bowhunters and coal miners are worse than second class citizens.
Other special EVENTS, AWARDS, HAPPENINGS
500 Club formed.
Warren Stewart holds 2nd annual WVBA Carp shoot held on the Ohio River.