Paul Dickey South Charleston
Steve Frye Salt Rock
Randy Epling Ripley
Dave Guthrie Sandyville
Ron Miller Elkview
Elmo Wiles Maidsville
Kenneth Wilson Chapmanville


President John Edman Washington
Vice President Russ Lingenfelter Barboursville
Secretary Gary Carpenter Hurricane
Treasurer Larry Cooper Morgantown
Past President/Director Ron Saloky Fairmont

Banquet at Cedar Lakes, Ripley

Speaker: Bob Anderson
Seminars: Scott Koehler
Dick Robertson

1994 Awards presented at Banquet

Hall of Fame M.R. “Mike” Murphy, R. Tim Reed
Bowhunter of the Year Jim Casto
Master Bowhunter Jack Lambert
Expert Bowhunter Kenny Browning, Donald Hoffman, Rusty Lane, Jim Pauley
First Deer Award George Barrett, Josh Sandone, Cory Kruk,
 Dustin Dowler, Brian Dale, David Miller,
Tim Clendenen, John Adkins,
Eddie McKinney, Ronald Dean
Big Buck Award Rusty Lane
Big Groundhog Award George Crider
President’s Award Randy Moore
Regional Rep of the Year Kenneth Wilson
Photo Contest, Bowhunter Exp. Bill Buxton
Photo Contest, Game Taken John Slaughter
Affiliated Club of the Year Appalachian Bowhunters
Outdoor Writer of the Year Lowell Cade
DNR Employee of the Year Allan Glasscock
Landowner of the Year Georgia Pacific
Manufacturer of the Year Mountaineer Archery
Outfitter of the Year Winterhawk Outfitters


Spring      at Huntington Archery Club
Seminars: Mike Dickess

Summer    at Appalachian Bowhunters Association, Buckhannon
Seminars: Len Cardinal

Fall            at Wildlife League of Ohio County, Wheeling
Seminars: John Trout, Jr., Tom Allen, Jim Evans, Jim Casto, Dean Tortes, Marty Quinn, Dean Hupp, Mark Timmy

Division of Natural Resources/Legislative Agenda

At the first quarter Game Commission meeting, the Muzzleloaders Association requested a week long season starting October 30.  During the comment period by the WVBA, Larry Lawson pointed out that we were not against increased muzzleloader hunting days; and that the record would show that we had supported the increase from 3 days to 6 days in 1992.  Larry also said the WVBA is against any muzzleloader season prior to buck gun season.  Reason being this would destroy the bow season, create a tremendous increase in the number of muzzleloader hunters through a transfer of deer hunters from the traditional buck gun season, and result in a huge increase in bucks killed before the rut.

Crossbows are again introduced in the Legislature. Again, none pass.

At the second quarter Game Commission meeting, the WVBA states the position of keeping the four southern bowhunting only counties as is.  It is felt this is one highest quality trophy deer areas in the eastern U.S. and a gun season will destroy this unique area.


  • Bob Anderson teaches a BOWHUNTER EDUCATION “Instructor Class” during Banquet weekend.

  • Dave Samuel was presented an award by Bob Anderson, Executive Director of the National Bowhunter Education Foundation for Dave’s many years of service in the promotion of BOWHUNTER EDUCATION on a national and international level.

  • The WVBA and its Affiliated Clubs make another donation to Hunters Helping the Hungry.

  • First FUTURE BOWHUNTERS JAMBOREE held at Huntington Archery Club in June.

  • IBO World Championship held at Flatwoods, W.Va. again. Mid-State Archers is the host organization.


  • BOWHUNTER SURVEY started in 1995. Cooperative effort between WVBA and W.Va. DNR.  Survey reports deer and other animal observations during the bow season.

  • A bow wounding study at the Camp Ripley bow hunt in Minnesota shows that wounding rates are low.