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Joe Manchin III, Governor
Frank Jezioro, Director

News Release : September 11, 2007

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

Attend West Virginia’s Largest Outdoor Hunting and Fishing Celebration, September 22nd and 23rd at Stonewall Resort State Park

The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources and the West Virginia Wildlife Federation invite wildlife enthusiasts to enjoy the 2007 West Virginia Celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Day at Stonewall Resort State Park in Lewis County (Interstate 79 exit 91) Saturday and Sunday, September 22nd and 23rd, 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. In fact, this year world renowned longbow archer Byron Ferguson will be doing several exhibitions over the weekend, which is something not to be missed.

“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.

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.

Click here for the Schedule of Events.


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