Wanted: Owners of Big Bucks

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The West Virginia Wildlife Federation, in cooperation with the Division of Natural Resources, will be recognizing hunters who own trophy deer that were legally taken in West Virginia with either bow or gun and have a Pope & Young or Boone and Crockett score of 155 or greater. This recognition will involve participation in a West Virginia Big Buck Display at West Virginia’s Celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Day, September 27- 28, 2003 at Stonewall Jackson Lake State Park near Weston in LewisCounty. This is the largest event held at a West Virginia state park, attracting 12,000 to 15,000 visitors annually.

Interested hunters who have qualifying head or antlers mounts should contact Arthur Mullins of the West Virginia Wildlife Federation at (304) 925-3753 between 6 and 9 p.m. for additional information or a registration form. Additional information and registration forms may also be found at www.dnr.state.wv.us.

Participation will be limited to the first 30 trophy entries received. Those hunters whose trophy deer are chosen for display at the 2 (two) day event will be entered into an exclusive drawing for three separate prizes. Two Knight muzzleloaders, one with a scope and one without, and a guided deer or turkey hunt, which will be filmed for the hunter’s home video library.