Gary Carpenter Hurricane
Norman Farley, Jr. Hinton
Dave Guthrie Ripley
Steve Milam Belle
Steve Casey French Creek
Russ Lingenfelter Barboursville


President Ronald S. Saloky Fairmont
Vice President Ron Miller Elkview
Secretary John Edman Washington
Treasurer Bob Humphrey Glen Daniels
Past President/Director Larry L. Lawson Pinch

Banquet at Cedar Lakes, Ripley

Speaker: Judd Cooney
Seminars: Gene Blackshire
Jim Casto
Fred Richter
Al Wolter

1990 Awards presented at Banquet

Bowhunter of the Year Larry Blankenship
Master Bowhunter Gene Petri, Tim Reed, Dave Samuel
Expert Bowhunter Bill Buxton, Don Cook, Roy Goodwin, Fred Richter, Kenneth Wilson, Jerry Woodrum
Big Buck Award Willard Bromfield, 140-1/8
Big Groundhog Award George Crider, 6-1/8
Regional Rep of the Year Gary Carpenter
Photo Contest 1st Norman Farley, 2nd Randy Epling, 3rd Gene Petri
Photo Contest, Bowhunter Exp. Donnie Blackshire
Photo Contest, Game Taken Gene Petri
Outdoor Writer of the Year Skip Johnson
DNR Employee of the Year G. Mike Willenburg
Manufacturer of the Year Appalachian Archery (Dave Guthrie)


Awards Marc Fox
Records John Edman
Merchandise John Slaughter
Affiliated Clubs Evan Dickinson


Spring      at Wadcutters Sportsman Club, Summersville
Seminars:   Len Cardinale, Rev. Stacy Groscup

Summer    at Stephens Lake, Beckley
Seminars:    Fred Asbell, Jack Brobst

Fall            at Wildlife League of Ohio County, Wheeling
Seminars:   Jerry Peterson, Roy Goodwin, Sgt. Bobby Jones

Treasure Mountain    at Sugar Grove, George Crider farm


Division of Natural Resources/Legislative Agenda

At the first quarter DNR Commission, the WVBA requested that the “bear damage tag/license” cost be raised from four to five dollars; with extra dollar being used for relocation and research on problem bears.  Larry Lawson, WVBA DNR/Legislative Representative also thanked the Commission for the 14 additional bowhunting only bear counties and the either sex designation for the Class RB tag in the antlerless counties.

Of special note was a statement by a representative of the Muzzleloaders Association informing the Commission they would not be taking up the Commissions valuable time with comments; but instead would go through the Legislature for any changes in their season.

During the Legislative session, a renewed effort was made to divert the DNR license money to the State General Fund.  State law mandates that all hunting/fishing license dollars stay with the DNR.  Some in the Legislature want to change the law and take your money.

The WVBA requests that handicapped hunters be allowed to modify their bows in any way needed to meet their handicap.


  • Class R bow tag becomes either sex tag.

  • Larry Lawson named W.Va. DNR “Sportsman of the Year”.

  • John Edman, Secretary and Records Chairman of the WVBA, named to the DNR Trophy Review Committee.

  • WVBA members help DNR trap deer on Blennerhassett Island.