Hunting and Fishing Show Donations
It doesn't take a whole lot of convincing to get folks out to the West Virginia Hunting and Fishing show, after all, it's one of the biggest in the state. And it doesn't cost a lot to take your family. Once you're in, you can walk around knowing that a big part of the price of admission is going straight back into our woods, waters, and classrooms.
Glen Jarrell with the West Virginia Trophy Hunters says the annual show makes a lot of things happen. "We pay all our expenses, pay the Civic Center, then all the money we make, we give back. We donate to wildlife conservation programs that request money from us, anything that deals with conservation, deals with youth activities, youth involvement. This is our 24th year doing the show, not only do we do the show to bring outdoor enthusiasts together with vendors, but also for our charitable contributions."
The West Virginia Trophy Hunters Association gives money to help fund research projects like theWest Virginia Division of Natural Resources southern black bear study. Glen even went on one of our stories a couple of years ago. Although he really enjoyed himself, Glen says his favorite charity is one you might be very familiar with.
"One of my favorites is the Archery in the Schools program. It's great to see the kids, every year we have the tournament and this year it's here at the Civic Center. We'll have over 500 kids and it's great to see them and to see our money used right. Same goes for Trout Unlimited, we help them with their liming projects and we can actually see the good being done, it's the same way with the Hunters Helping the Hungry." says Jarrell.
All good programs, all paid for, in part, with the money you spend to bring your family to the West Virginia Hunting and Fishing Show. By the way, thanks to all of you who stopped by to see us this weekend, it's always nice to talk to wildlife lovers.
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