Brian Lingenfelter Salt Rock
Lonnie Sneed Princeton
Greg Dearth Belleville
Rusty Reed Spencer
John Drangmeister Hurricane
Mike Persinger Daniels
Justin Hettick Morgantown


President Ed McMinn South Charleston
Vice President George Coleman Fayetteville
Secretary Justin Thaxton Cross Lanes
Treasurer Bryan Elkins Ashford
Past President/Director Tim Ross Gay

Banquet at Days Hotel – Flatwoods, WV

Speaker: Travis “T-Bone” Turner from Bone Collector TV
Seminars: Travis “T-Bone” Turner; Sneed, Walls & Turner (turkey)
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
Master Bowhunter Aaron Jones, Jack Whitmire, Greg Dearth
Big Buck Award William ‘Bucky’ Sargent
Big Bear Award Sean Kurtz
Big Carp Award Ross Spencer
President’s Award John Drangmeister
Regional Rep of the Year Luke Gilliam
Appreciation Award Bear Paw Guide Service, WV Chapter NWTF
Photo Contest, Bowhunter Exp. Dave Smith
Photo Contest, Game Taken Elmo Wiles
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)


Awards Brian Lingenfelter
Banquet Rusty Reed
Media Justin Thaxton
Merchandise Brian Lingenfelter
Records Greg Surber


Spring Jamboree      at Mt. State Sportsman’s Association, Parkersburg WV

Summer    at Appalachian Bowhunters Association, Buckhannon

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.


  • 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.