|Steve Frye||Salt Rock|
|Jamie Withrow||South Charleston|
|Brian Lingenfelter||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
|Seminars:||MR James, Roger Rothhaar, Mike Dickess, Marty Quinn|
2004 Awards presented at Banquet
|Bowhunter of the Year||Tommy White|
|Jr. Bowhunter of the Year||Shea Marsh and Ben Ross|
|Master Bowhunter||Al Smith|
|Big Buck Award||Dan Suttle|
|Big Bear Award||Kirby Eskew|
|Big Carp Award||Lonnie Sneed|
|President’s Award||John Drangmeister and Ed Hamrick|
|Regional Rep of the Year||Corey Kruk|
|Appreciation Award||Bob Errett|
|Photo Contest, Bowhunter Exp.||Lonnie Sneed|
|Photo Contest, Game Taken||Al Smith|
|Affiliated Club of the Year||Wildlife League of Ohio County|
|DNR Employee of the Year||Dave McClung and Scott Warner|
|Outdoor Media of the Year||Patrick McMurtry|
|Legislator of the Year||Richard Thompson, Delegate|
|Manufacturer of the Year||Dusty Nutter c/o PSE|
|Outfitter of the Year||Ben Arsenault – ACI Expeditions|
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 Poca River Hunting & Fishing Club, Cross Lanes
Fall at Gary’s Sporting Goods, Spencer
Division of Natural Resources/Legislative Agenda
Legislature passes flawed crossbow bill. Officers, Directors and WVBA Legislative/DNR Rep met with Director Jezioro and other members of his staff after the game commission meeting and informed them of the flaws – urged them to have Governor Manchin veto the bill. Governor signs bill into law despite flaws creating the potential for WV to be in violation of American Disability Association (ADA) laws.
Other special EVENTS, AWARDS, HAPPENINGS
WVBA celebrates 25 year milestone as an Association (formed in 1980)
WVBA instructs over 2,500 youth during 2005 year in shooting of archery equipment at various NWTF Jakes Day events, Youth Camps, Boy Scout events and DNR NHFD at Stonewall Jackson.
City of Charleston establishes first urban deer hunt management practice. City of Charleston council members provided information by Larry Lawson on safety and provides expert consultation on how to improve the proposed city ordinance. Program was limited but generally perceived as effective as no injuries were reported nor cases of wounding. Hopefully program will be expanded on in the coming years and restrictions loosened a bit.
Larry Lawson instructs Bowhunter Education Instructor Class in Charleston, WV (Glenn Jones, George Coleman, Ed McMinn, Kent Garvin).
Bowhunter Education Class taught at Bowhunting EXPO at Poca River Hunting & Fishing Club. Instructor: Larry Lawson; Apprentice Instructors: Glenn Jones, George Coleman and Ed McMinn.
Reverend Stacy L. Groscup, WVBA Hall of Fame Member (one of the first 3 inductees), passed away on September 19, 2005.