Steve Frye Salt Rock
John Drangmeister Hurricane
Tom Paxton Cross Lanes
Rusty Reed Spencer
Bryan Elkins Ashford
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: Brenda Valentine
Seminars: Brenda Valentine, Bill Mason, Greg Bonecutter, Sr.,
Gene Thorn, Goldteam Outdoors (Mike Davis, Cameron Haynes)

2006 Awards presented at Banquet

Bowhunter of the Year Jim Casto, Jr.
Jr. Bowhunter of the Year Megan Ross
Master Bowhunter Dan Suttle, John Edman
Expert Bowhunter David Stiles, Jim Casto, Jr.
Big Buck Award Jack Lambert
Big Groundhog Award Wesley Crider
Big Carp Award Ron Miller
President’s Award Benny Stover
Regional Rep of the Year Marc Fox
Appreciation Award Bob Errett (Honorary Lifetime Member)
Photo Contest, Bowhunter Exp. Mike Stover
Photo Contest, Game Taken Jim Casto, Jr.
Affiliated Club of the Year Appalachian Bowhunters Assoc.
DNR Employee of the Year Paul Johansen
Outdoor Writer of the Year John McCoy
Manufacturer of the Year Bohning Archery
Outfitter of the Year Bear Paw Guide Service


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

Fall        at Fayette County Park, Fayetteville



  • WVBA members volunteer in helping with the 2nd Annual Archery in Schools state tournament held at Braxton County High School.  WVBA also provides the awards for the participants.

  • WVBA hosts 6th Annual WV State High Schools / Middle School 3D Archery Tournament at Huntington Archery Club.

  • WVBA organizes membership letter writing campaign to protest National Park Service management plan in the New River Gorge National River area to consider elimination of hunting within five years.  Several officers, regional reps and members attend a public meeting held in Fayetteville to voice the views of our membership in protesting the “no hunting” alternative in the management plan.

  • WVBA members instruct over 2,000 youth in shooting archery through various special youth events throughout 2007.

  • WVBA member, Randy Benear, presented with the 2007 WV Sportsman Award from the DNR.

  • WVBA makes a $500 donation toward Hunters Helping the Hungry Program at a special dinner hosted by Governor Manchin to bring awareness to this program.

  • Larry Lawson resigns as DNR/Legislative Advisor after 27 years of faithful service.