Cabin Fever Shoot at Huntington Archery Club Seminars:
Spring at Wildlife League of Ohio County, Wheeling Seminars:
Summer at Appalachian Bowhunters Association, Buckhannon Seminars:
Fall Bowhunting Expo at Camp Virgil Tate, Cross Lanes Seminars:
Fall at Gary’s Sporting Goods, Spencer
Division of Natural Resources/Legislative Agenda
House Bill 3106 would move control of captive deer from the DNR to the Department of Agriculture. This legislation could lead to the commercialization of deer and also thwart the DNR restriction of interstate commerce in deer. Deer movement is currently curtailed due to Chronic Wasting Disease fears. The NRA is pushing for passage of this bill.
Senate Bill 186 would legalize the sale of whitetail deer meat in restaurants in W.Va.
House Bill 3106 passes the House by an 83 to 13 vote. Both HB 3106 and Senate Bill 186 are defeated in the Senate.
President Elmo Wiles presents DNR Director Ed Hamrick with funding in support of the Black Bear Research Project.
Other special EVENTS, AWARDS, HAPPENINGS
Wise announces “W.Va.’s Archery in the Schools Program”. Pilot project to begin in 18 schools.
Bev Wiles conducts archery portion of another Becoming an Outdoor Woman at Watoga State Park in September.
Randy Epling receives an Appreciation Award from the DNR for his work in training instructors for the Archery in the Schools program.
New WVBA Young Regional Reps Program announced.
Randy Epling, WVBA Board of Directors member, named DNR W.Va. Sportsman of the years for his many years of efforts toward the betterment of bowhunting in W.Va.
Teacher Tim Myers of Herbert Hoover High School is given an appreciation plaque by the WVBA for his effort in construction 19 storage boxes for the Archery in the Schools program.
Darrell Hoffman, WVBA Hall of Fame member, from Mason County passes away October 16, 2004.