Steve Frye Salt Rock
John Drangmeister Hurricane
Tom Paxton Cross Lanes
Rusty Reed Spencer
Jamie Withrow South Charleston
Brian Lingenfelter Salt Rock
Randy Epling Ripley


President Tim Ross Gay
Vice President Ed McMinn South Charleston
Secretary George Coleman Fayetteville
Treasurer Benny Stover Scott Depot
Past President/Director Elmo Wiles Maidsville

Banquet at Cedar Lakes, Ripley

Speaker: Larry D. Jones, Dean Torges
Seminars: Larry Jones, Dean Torges, Greg Hymes, Greg Bonecutter

2005 Awards presented at Banquet

Bowhunter of the Year JW Casto, III
Jr. Bowhunter of the Year Rodney Epling
Master Bowhunter Tim Ross, JW Casto III
Expert Bowhunter Corey Kruk, Andrew Kruk, Dan Suttle,
Rodney Epling, Roger Kirk, Tim Ross,
JW Casto III
Big Buck Award Jerry Lanier
Big Carp Award Lonnie Sneed
President’s Award George Coleman
Regional Rep of the Year Bryan Elkins
Appreciation Award Elmo Wiles
Photo Contest, Bowhunter Exp Jamie Withrow
Photo Contest, Game Taken Lonnie Sneed
Affiliated Club of the Year Elk River Bowhunters Assoc., Seneca Tri-State Traditional Archers
DNR Employee of the Year Marshall Snedegar
Landowner of the Year LaBar Ranch (Georgine LaBarr)
Manufacturer of the Year Parker Bows, Bob Errett
Outfitter of the Year Winter Hawk


Affiliated Clubs Ed McMinn
Awards Tim Ross
Banquet Steve Frye
Media Ed McMinn
Merchandise Tom Paxton
Records John Edman


Cabin Fever Shoot      at Huntington Archery Club

Spring      at Wildlife League of Ohio County, Wheeling

Summer    at Appalachian Bowhunters Association, Buckhannon

Bowhunting Expo     at Poca River Hunting & Fishing Club, Cross Lanes
Seminars:      Claude Davis – Bow Tuning & Field Repair

Gold Team Outdoors – Taking Quality Photo of Your Trophy

Fall        at Fayette County Park, Fayetteville



  • First state chapter of the Christian Bowhunters of America formed – Almost Heaven Archers; becomes new affiliated club with the WVBA.

  • Randy Epling instructs Level 1 NASP training class at Ripley HS for WVBA BOD (Tom Kruk, Jamie Withrow, John Drangmeister, Ed McMinn)

  • DNR Hosts First Annual Archery in Schools State Tournament at Capital High School on May 20, 2006.  WVBA provides volunteers to help with the event and provides awards to the participants and top 3 finishers in each age class

  • WVBA hosts 5th Annual WV State High Schools Archery Tournament at Huntington Archery Club on April 23, 2006.

  • Gander Mountain opens retail store in Charleston, WV.

  • WVBA Donates $1,000 toward Hunters Helping Hungry and $500 to DNR for the black bear study.