Brian Lingenfelter Salt Rock
Lonnie Sneed Princeton
Bryan Elkins Ashford
Rusty Reed Spencer
John Drangmeister Hurricane
Elmo Wiles, Jr. Morgantown
Justin Hettick Morgantown


President Ed McMinn South Charleston
Vice President Bryan Sweeney Pritchard
Secretary George Coleman Fayetteville
Treasurer Benny Stover Scott Depot
Past President/Director Tim Ross Gay

Banquet at Cedar Lakes, Ripley

Speaker: Fred Eichler
Seminars: Fred Eichler, Gold Team Outdoors (Mike Davis, Cameron Haynes, Robert Rush, Doug Douglass)
Canada Bear Hunting, Sean Head, DNR (Wilderness),
Chris Ryan, DNR (Black Bear Study/Plan)

2007 Awards presented at Banquet

Bowhunter of the Year Greg Dearth
Jr. Bowhunter of the Year Brock McClung, Andrea McCluskey, Sarah Frame
Master Bowhunter James W. Casto, Jr.
Big Buck Award Lawrence Neidert
Big Groundhog Award George Crider
Big Carp Award Lonnie Sneed
President’s Award Robert “Bert” McCluskey
Regional Rep of the Year Dannie Warden & Justin Thaxton
Appreciation Award Twila S. Metheney, Tom Dotson,
Steve Frye, Randy Epling
Photo Contest, Bowhunter Exp. Greg Dearth
Photo Contest, Game Taken JW Casto, III
Affiliated Club of the Year Ritchie County Sportsman Club
DNR Employee of the Year Jerry Payne (Law Enforcement)
Outdoor Writer of the Year Scott Warner, DNR
Landowner of the Year Pocahontas Land Corporation
Manufacturer of the Year The Great Outdoors
Outfitter of the Year Badger Creek Outfitter


Affiliated Clubs Bryan Sweeney
Awards Tim Ross / Brian Lingenfelter
Banquet Rusty Reed
Media Bryan Sweeney
Merchandise Brian Lingenfelter
Records John Edman


Spring Jamboree      at Huntington Archery Club, Ona

Summer    at Appalachian Bowhunters Association, Buckhannon

Fall        at Fayette County Park, Fayetteville



  • WVBA members volunteer in helping with the 4th Annual Archery in Schools state tournament held at Summersville Armory.  WVBA also provides the individual awards for the top place finishers.  WVBA donates over $1,800 to top 3 schools for travel expenses going to National NASP tournament.

  • WVBA hosts 7th Annual WV State High Schools / Middle School 3D Archery Tournament at Huntington Archery Club.