Steve Casey French Creek
Larry Cooper Morgantown
Randy Epling Ripley
Dave Guthrie Sandyville
Bill Hinkle Summersville
Russ Lingenfelter Barboursville
Darrell Roberts Kingwood


President John Edman Washington
Vice President Ron Miller Elkview
Secretary Gary Carpenter Hurricane
Treasurer Norm Farley, Jr. Hinton
Past President/Director Ron Saloky Fairmont

Banquet at Cedar Lakes, Ripley

Speaker: Steve Gorr
Seminars: Jim Casto
Fred Richter

1991 Awards presented at Banquet

Hall of Fame Stephen H. Milam
Bowhunter of the Year Larry Lawson
Master Bowhunter Darrell Hoffman, Bob Carman, Greg Bonecutter, Sr., Fred Richter
Expert Bowhunter Larry Blankenship, Clark Vickers
Big Buck Award Larry Blankenship
President’s Award Norm Farley
Regional Rep of the Year Bill Hinkle
Photo Contest, Bowhunter Exp. Russ Lingenfelter
Photo Contest, Game Taken Bob Tennant
Affiliated Club of the Year Elk River Bowhunters Association
Legislator of the Year Congressman Alan Mollohan
Outdoor Writer of the Year Bob Fala
DNR Employee of the Year Sgt. Bob Jones
Manufacturer of the Year Trebark Camouflage


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


Spring      at Huntington Archery Club
Seminars:   Ed Hamrick, Tom Dotson, Fred Richter

Summer    at Tomahawk Archery Club, Inwood
Seminars:    Paul Brunner, Marty Quinn, Billy Robertson

Fall            at Wildlife League of Ohio County, Wheeling
Seminars:   Barry Wensel

Treasure Mountain    at Sugar Grove, George Crider farm


Division of Natural Resources/Legislative Agenda

                        Sportsmen again had to battle to protect hunting and fishing license money.  HB 4731 had to be amended to prevent unused hunting and fishing license dollars from being rolled into the State General Fund at the end of each year.

An attempt was made to place a constitutional amendment on the November ballot.  This amendment would protect the use of hunting and fishing license money.  This failed because of being blocked by the House leadership.

At the second quarter Game Commission meeting, the Commissioners passed a resolution allowing the Class RG tag to be used for killing antlerless deer during the buck gun season.  This would be in effect in all 31 counties where antlerless hunting is allowed.

This action by the Commissioners created a heated debate between all parties with a stake in deer management.  The WVBA joined this heated and controversial debate in opposition to the measure.  As a result of the controversy, the Game Commission held a special hearing in July.  After the meeting it was announced that the 31 county number would be reduced to 12 on both public and private land.

At the fourth quarter Game Commission, WVBA President John Edman expressed the hope that the DNR and sportsmen organizations could work more closely together, rather than drawing battle lines over issues of disagreement.

The Muzzleloaders Association requests that the 14 Bear Archery season counties in southern W.Va. be designated as a “primitive weapons season”.


  • Jimmy Ryan opens wildlife museum on Corridor D south of Charleston.

  • Liability insurance available to all Affiliated Clubs.

  • In the Spring VOICE is a story by Bob Humphrey about the black bear taken by Glenn Murphy and Victor Ryan. The Kanawha county bear scored 22-8/16 and was the top bear in P&Y for two years.  It is still tied for second.