West Virginia Looking for Big Bucks

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The West Virginia Wildlife Federation and the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources are seeking hunters who own trophy white-tailed bucks that were legally taken in West Virginia with either bow or gun and have a Pope and Young or Boone and Crockett net score of 150 or greater. This is the fifth year that the West Virginia Big Buck Display has been held in conjunction with West Virginia's Celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Day. This year's event is scheduled for September 22 - 23, 2007 at Stonewall Resort State Park near Weston in Lewis County, and it is expected to attract 12,000 visitors.

Interested hunters who have qualifying head or antler mounts should contact Keith Krantz at the Elkins Operations Center (304-637-0245) or Keithkrantz@wvdnr.gov, for additional information or a registration form. This information can also be found on the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources website at www.wvdnr.gov . Look under "Special opportunities, National Hunting & Fishing Days." Participation will be limited to the first 30 qualifying trophy entries received. As an incentive for participation, each hunter who displays his/her trophy deer at the two-day event will receive a door prize, and four randomly-picked participants will receive substantial prizes.