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Joe Manchin III, Governor

Frank Jezioro, Director


News Release : September 14, 2006


Hoy Murphy, Public Information Officer (304) 558-3381

Contact: Scott Warner, Wildlife Resources Section (304) 558-2771

Attend West Virginia’s Largest Outdoor Hunting and Fishing Celebration, September 23rd and 24th at Stonewall Jackson Lake Resort State Park

The Division of Natural Resources and the West Virginia Wildlife Federation invite wildlife enthusiasts to enjoy the 2006 West Virginia Celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Day at Stonewall Jackson Lake State Park in Lewis County (Interstate 79 exit 91) Saturday and Sunday, September 23 rd and 24th, according to DNR Director Frank Jezioro.

The National Hunting and Fishing Day Celebration is like no other event held in West Virginia since it features hands-on learning opportunities for youngsters and families in the area of wildlife and outdoor recreation. One of the objectives of the event is to educate the non-hunting/fishing public on the benefits of these recreational activities and how they support the DNR’s efforts in wildlife conservation.

Nearly 20,000 wildlife enthusiasts will be in attendance to try their hand at everything from archery, shooting, fly-fishing, and kids fishing derby, to list only a few; making it the state’s largest outdoor hunting and fishing event. In addition to all the hands-on-activities, attendees will also have the opportunity to sit in on several wildlife demonstrations or visit one of the hundred-plus vendors on hand. Seminars include bird dog demonstrations, coyote calling, turkey and deer calling, and fishing tips/techniques to list only a few.

“ West Virginians are proud of their hunting and fishing heritage; National Hunting and Fishing Days Celebration is our way of saying thanks by providing an opportunity for friends and families to enjoy a weekend of activities that’s like no other,” said Jezioro, who will be conducting bird dog training demonstrations during the event. Gov. Joe Manchin III, another avid outdoors enthusiast, is scheduled to visit the Celebration Sunday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Admission is $3 for adults, $1 for children under age 15, and children 3 and under free. For more information on this event and for a schedule of activities, visit the DNR’s Web site at and look under the “Special Opportunities” section.


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