Brian Lingenfelter Salt Rock
Tim Mihal Gauley Bridge
Greg Dearth Belleville
Jim Ashworth Charleston
Eric Shock Hurricane
Marc Edwards Pipestem
John Drangmeister Hurricane


President Justin Hettick Morgantown
Vice President Rusty Reed
Secretary Justin Thaxton Cross Lanes
Treasurer Steve Preston Clendenin
Past President/Director Bryan Elkins Ashford

Banquet at Days Hotel – Flatwoods, WV

Speaker: Jim Burnworth, Western Extreme
Seminars: Deer Calling/Rattling Tactics – Greg Dearth
Shooting instruction/tips – Jim Burnworth

2017 Awards presented at Banquet

Hall of Fame Marc Fox
Bowhunter of the Year Ethan McCallister
JR Bowhunter of the Year Chase Herndon
Big Buck Award Lindell Marker
Big Bear Award Brandon Vance
Big Carp Award Clifford Bennett
President’s Award James Cowie
Regional Rep of the Year Jim Ashworth
Photo Contest, Bowhunter Exp. Harry Craft
Photo Contest, Game Taken Angie Friend
Photo Contest, Trail Cam Lonnie Sneed
Affiliated Club of the Year Blacks Run Archery Club
DNR Employee of the Year Sgt. Chris Lester
Outdoor Media of the Year Roger Wolfe
Outfitter of the Year Pronghorn Ranch LLC, Jay Butler
Landowner of the Year WVBCC Parchment Valley
Dealer of the Year Crooked Creek Archery


Affiliated Clubs John Drangmeister
Awards Greg Dearth
Banquet TBD
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 Pipestem State Park, Princeton


Division of Natural Resources/Legislative Agenda

WVBA helped defeat bill to allow ATVs on WMAs.
WVBA helped Sunday Hunting bill pass for public land.


  • WVBA hosted a dinner with other sporting groups for WV Sportsman’s Caucus working with US Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus.

  • President Hettick was invited to speak before Legislative Committee in support of DNR Rule to ban use of scent products that can spread CWD.  Tink’s lobbyist and paid “experts” swayed opinion of committee and DNR withdrew the rule. Association to work on education efforts regarding CWD.