John ‘Smokey’ McNicholson, Tommy White, DNR Deer Plan (Jim Crum)
2010 Awards presented at Banquet
Bowhunter of the Year
Tim & Kari Mihal
JR Bowhunter of the Year
Ross Spencer & Nick Collins
Aaron Jones, Jack Whitmire, Greg Dearth
Big Buck Award
William ‘Bucky’ Sargent
Big Bear Award
Big Carp Award
Regional Rep of the Year
Bear Paw Guide Service, WV Chapter NWTF
Photo Contest, Bowhunter Exp.
Photo Contest, Game Taken
Affiliated Club of the Year
Mt. State Sporstmen’s Assoc
DNR Employee of the Year
Corp. Larry Rockel
Landowner of the Year
CONSOL Energy, Inc.
Dealer of the Year
JBC Archery, Shady Spring WV
Outfitter of the Year
Walker Creek Outfitters (Tom White)
Spring Jamboree at Mt. State Sportsman’s Association, Parkersburg WV Seminars:
Summer at Appalachian Bowhunters Association, Buckhannon Seminars:
Fall at Coal Field Archery Club, Logan
Division of Natural Resources/Legislative Agenda
2nd Quarter Natural Resources Commission approved opening of archery season for deer either sex state-wide on first Saturday of October. Motion was made by Kenneth Wilson, 2nd by Pete Cuffaro and passed unanimously, bring to fruition what many had been seeking for years.
Crossbow bubble appears on the game check-in tag after several requests are made to the Natural Resources Commission, DNR staff take this action on their own per our requests. Crossbow kills will now be counted separate from archery kills.
Other special EVENTS, AWARDS, HAPPENINGS
WVBA presented with the Pope & Young Stewardship Award at the annual convention for outstanding actions that have conveyed a positive, good-citizen image to the hunting and non-hunting public and efforts to protect the heritage of bowhunting.