Brian Lingenfelter Salt Rock
Justin Hettick Morgantown
Greg Dearth Belleville
Rusty Reed Spencer
Tim Mihal Gauley Bridge
Marc Fox Fairview
Mitch Woodrum Ashford


President Bryan Elkins Ashford
Vice President John Drangmeister Hurricane
Secretary Roger Collins Beckley
Treasurer Eddie Chambers Hernshaw
Past President/Director Ed McMinn South Charleston

Banquet at Days Hotel – Flatwoods, WV

Speaker: Fred and Michele Eichler
Seminars: Fred Eichler (Elk Hunting guided and DIY); Michele Eichler (Muzzy History);
Lonnie Sneed (Bowfishing101), Greg Burnette, Chris Ryan & Colin Carpenter (Food plots), Gary Foster (DNR Deer Management Plan)

2011 Awards presented at Banquet

Hall of Fame Ken Wilson
Bowhunter of the Year Greg Burnette
JR Bowhunter of the Year Brandon Carter
Master Bowhunter Greg Dearth
President’s Award Larry L. Lawson
Regional Rep of the Year Marc Fox
Appreciation Award George Coleman, Bryan Elkins, Lonnie Sneed; Bob Barnette (American Technology Rentals) Lifetime Membership
Affiliated Club of the Year Almost Heaven Archers
DNR Employee of the Year Chris Ryan
Dealer of the Year Boone’s Bow Shop
Outfitter of the Year Montgomery’s Outdoor Adventures


Awards Brian Lingenfelter
Banquet Rusty Reed
Merchandise Brian Lingenfelter
Records Greg Surber


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

Summer    at Appalachian Bowhunters Association, Buckhannon

Fall        at Pipestem State Park, Princeton


Division of Natural Resources/Legislative Agenda

            2012 Proposals eliminate early antlerless season for bowhunters in September but leaves 3 days for muzzleloaders in September; opens bow season on a Monday closest to Oct. 1st; and inserts a 3 day gun season at the end of October.  All of these proposals will be met with fierce opposition.

            WVBA, NWTF and WV Wildlife Federation help defeat Senate Bill 421 to transfer regulation of captive cervids to Dept. of Agriculture.  The use of a video from the National Wildlife Federation helped turn the tide.  Groups need to go on offensive between now and next session to introduce legislation that will ban new farms from starting.