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Joe Manchin III, Governor

Frank Jezioro, Director


News Release : April 17, 2007


Hoy Murphy , Public Information Officer (304) 558-3381
Scott Warner, Wildlife Resources Section (304) 558-2771

Addington’s Bow Shop Hosting Instructor Training for WV Archery in the Schools Program July 16 th and 17 th

The next instructor training for the West Virginia Archery in the Schools Program will be hosted by the Wildlife Resources Section of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources at Addington’s Bow Shop, located near Winfield ( Putnam County), on July 16 th and 17 th, according to Program Coordinator Scott Warner.

  “The Addingtons have spent their lives promoting and educating others on archery,” Warner said. “Allowing the DNR’s Wildlife Resources Section to host one of our trainings at their archery store demonstrates not only their commitment to our archery program, but to the schools in their area.”

The archery program was implemented in the fall of 2004 in 19 schools as part of a pilot program to introduce physical education students to an activity that teaches a life skill. In a little over two years there has been a phenomenal amount of interest, allowing the DNR’s Wildlife Resources Section to implement this program into 125 schools through the certification of 205 physical education instructors. Though trainings have been held around the state, this will be the first training offered in Putnam County. Because of this, DNR encourages schools, especially the ones located in Putnam and surrounding counties, to take advantage of this opportunity and get their students involved in a program that has reached nearly 20,000 kids.

“Due to the type of training and amount of time needed for hands-on-instruction, classroom size is limited,” Warner said. “Teachers interested in attending are encouraged to contact the DNR early since most of our classes are typically filled weeks prior to the free training. It may seem like it’s a little early to announce this training, but schools will be out in a few weeks and the DNR wants to make sure that teachers have every opportunity to sign up before summer vacation. I can assure you that this class will be full. In fact, several teachers have already signed up.”

   For additional information on the West Virginia Archery in the Schools Program, or to attend this training, visit the DNR Web site at or call (304) 558-2771.   


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