EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSWest Virginia DNR To Hold Hunting And Fishing Weekend
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Reported by: Bethany Simmons
Web Producer: Bethany Simmons
Reported: Sep. 26, 2013 9:03 AM EDT
Updated: Sep. 26, 2013 10:04 AM EDT
Roanoke , West Virginia
Preparations are under way for the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources annual National Hunting and Fishing Days.
The annual event is set to take place at Stonewall Resort State Park in Roanoke, W.Va., Saturday and Sunday, according to a news release from the DNR.
The event is the largest outdoor hunting and fishing show in the Mountain State and features more than 100 vendors exhibiting hunting, fishing and a whole lot of learning.
Some very special guests also will be in attendance. Curtis Fleming from the Outdoor Channel's "Fly Rod Chronicles," will participate in a meet-and-greet session from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday.
The Gould Brothers Exhibition Shooting will perform one show each day and exhibition archer Byron Ferguson will perform several shows both days.
The event also features an Outdoor Youth Challenge. Children ages 6 to 18 are eligible to participate and to win prizes including a lifetime hunting and fishing license, Conservation Camp scholarships and other hunting and fishing related items.
The event runs 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $6 for adults and free for children ages 15 and younger.
The West Virginia Wildlife Federation will give away .22 ammunition. Adult will receive a ticket when they enter the gate and winners for the ammunition will be drawn every 15 to 20 minutes both days. Winners will receive one brick of .22 ammunition.
You can find a complete schedule of events on the WVDNR website.
Watch Eyewitness News Anchor Patrick McMurtry's special report on the event by clicking on our West Virginia Wildlife page.
*Photo of Byron Ferguson at National Hunting and Fishing Days.
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