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Joe Manchin III, Governor

Frank Jezioro, Director


News Release : February 10, 2006


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

Contact: Curtis Taylor , Wildlife Resources Section Chief (304) 558-2771


DNR to Host Free Coyote Hunting & Calling Seminars

At Mineral Wells and Beckley


  The Division of Natural Resources will be hosting free coyote hunting and calling seminars in Mineral Wells in Wood County and Beckley in Raleigh County to educate hunters on the recreational opportunities that exist in West Virginia, according to Frank Jezioro, Director.


    “There is a lot of interest in coyote hunting in West Virginia,” Jezioro said. “However, the majority of our hunters are unfamiliar with the techniques and regulations that are involved. Because of this lack of knowledge, DNR has been hosting seminars around the state to provide our hunters a chance to meet firsthand with experts on coyotes and coyote hunting. This will ultimately allow our hunters to become more successful. The last seminar we held a couple of weeks ago in Fairmont had nearly 600 in attendance and I expect the seminars in Mineral Wells and Beckley will receive just as much interest.”


  Presentations will be given by representatives from DNR on the life history of the coyote and regulations pertaining to coyote hunting. Gary Roberson, a professional game caller of Burnham Brothers Game Calls of Texas, will be providing a detailed presentation on hunting techniques that will work for West Virginia hunters.


    These seminars are free and the public is invited to attend at one of the following locations:


•  February 24, 6 p.m. – Mineral Wells at the Wood County 4-H Camp

•  February 25, 3 p.m. – Beckley at the Raleigh County Armory

       “I hope hunters from the Beckley and Parkersburg area take advantage of these seminars and attend,” Jezioro said. “I can assure them that the information provided will be very beneficial and will allow them to be more efficient in hunting the coyote.”


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