|Steve Frye||Salt Rock|
|Vice President||Tim Ross||Gay|
|Secretary||Ed McMinn||South Charleston|
|Past President/Director||Russ Lingenfelter||Barboursville (Milford, OH)|
Banquet at Cedar Lakes, Ripley
2003 Awards presented at Banquet
|Bowhunter of the Year||Gary Dahlem, Bill Mason|
|Master Bowhunter||Jerry Halstead|
|Big Buck Award||Greg Dearth|
|Big Groundhog Award||Bill Kline|
|Big Carp Award||Lonnie Sneed|
|President’s Award||Anna Sowards|
|Regional Rep of the Year||Jamie Withrow|
|Appreciation Award||Christine Fox, Marc Fox|
|Photo Contest, Bowhunter Exp.||Ed McMinn|
|Photo Contest, Game Taken||Tom Paxton|
|Affiliated Club of the Year||Huntington Archery Club|
|DNR Employee of the Year||Clyde Armstead|
|Landowner of the Year||Pocahontas Land|
|Manufacturer of the Year||Richwood Archery and CSS Archery|
|Outfitter of the Year||Stoney Brook Plantation|
Cabin Fever Shoot at Huntington Archery Club
Spring at Wildlife League of Ohio County, Wheeling
Summer at Appalachian Bowhunters Association, Buckhannon
Fall Bowhunting Expo at Camp Virgil Tate, Cross Lanes
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.