Brian Lingenfelter Salt Rock
Lonnie Sneed Princeton
Marc Fox Fairmont
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 Bryan Elkins Ashford
Past President/Director Tim Ross Gay

Banquet at Days Hotel – Flatwoods, WV

Speaker: Barry Wensel
Seminars: Barry Wensel, Dave Samuel, Bill Mason, John ‘Smokey’ McNicholson
Canada Bear Hunting, Sean Head, DNR (Wilderness),
Chris Ryan, DNR (Black Bear Study/Plan)

2008 Awards presented at Banquet

Hall of Fame Elmo Wiles, Jr., Ronald (Ron) Miller
Bowhunter of the Year Bobby Warner
Jr. Bowhunter of the Year Robert Horton, Daniel Coakley, Kailee Bennett
Expert Bowhunter Rob Bennett, Justin Hettick
Big Carp Award Lonnie Sneed, Jr
President’s Award Larry Lawson, Richard Mills
Appreciation Award Addington’s; American Technology Rentals
Affiliated Club of the Year Almost Heaven Archers
DNR Employee of the Year Sergeant Terry Ballard, Conservation Officer
Landowner of the Year American Forest Management Association
Manufacturer of the Year Dave Wallace, Wallace Mountain Longbows
Dealer of the Year Justin’s Hunting, Fishing and Marine
Outfitter of the Year Full Draw Outfitters, Fred Eichler


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
Seminars:          Jay Kidwell, Ph. D. – author: Instinctive Archery Insights

Summer    at Appalachian Bowhunters Association, Buckhannon

Fall        at Fayette County Park, Fayetteville



  • WVBA presented the Sportsman’s Organization of the Year by the Division of Natural Resources.  DNR also names Director John Drangmeister as Sportsman of the Year.

  • WVBA ask Game Commission to consider putting cross-bow weapon on the check-in tag to track effectiveness of this new legal weapon in WV.

  • WVBA makes proposal at Game Commission meeting to begin regular archery season on Saturday closest to September 15th of each year.

  • National Rifle Association conducts post-card mailing designed to influence DNR into opening Logan, Ming, McDowell and Wyoming counties to a rifle deer season.  Post cards contain false statements, proposal does not consider impact to the resource and cards also sent to NRA members outside the 4 counties encouraging them to make false statements in support of the proposal.  WVBA counters this action with information in VOICE and organizing protest at Game Commission meeting along with affiliated clubs and other interested parties.