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Joe Manchin III, Governor

Frank Jezioro, Director


News Release : July 27, 2007


Hoy Murphy , Public Information Officer (304) 558-3381
Curtis Taylor , Wildlife Resources Section Chief (304) 558-2771

World Renowned Longbow Archer Byron Ferguson to Participate in 2007 National Hunting & Fishing Days Event

World-famous longbow archer Byron Ferguson will demonstrate his amazing bow-shooting skills during this year’s Celebration of National Hunting & Fishing Days event at Stonewall Jackson Lake Resort State Park on September 22 and 23, according to Frank Jezioro, Director of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources.

“For years, Byron Ferguson has dazzled audiences across the globe with his ability to perform feats with a bow and arrow that are unbelievable, said Jezioro.” I have wanted to see Byron in person ever since the first time I saw him on ‘American Shooter’ performing his ‘Shot of the Week’ segment. He is going to be a great addition to an already successful event.”

West Virginia’s National Hunting and Fishing Days Celebration is like no other event held in the state, with hands-on learning opportunities for youngsters and families in the area of wildlife and outdoor recreation. Over the weekend event, 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.

“I’m sure archers and archery enthusiasts will take advantage of this opportunity to view Ferguson’s expertise and attend his shows at National Hunting & Fishing Days,” Jezioro said. “But even if you are not into archery, you don’t want to miss this once in a lifetime opportunity. I can assure you that you will be amazed.”

The Schedule of Events denoting the times of his demonstrations, as well as other activities, will be posted on the DNR’s Web site, in late August.

The 2007 West Virginia Celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Day, sponsored by the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources and the West Virginia Wildlife Federation, will be held at Stonewall Jackson Lake State Park in Lewis County (Interstate 79 exit 91) September 22 and 23. Admission is $3 for adults, $1 for children under age 15, and children 3 and under free. For more information call (304) 558-2771, or visit the DNR’s Web site at .


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