WV Governor’s One Shot Whitetail Hunt and Banquet December 6-7
Stonewall Resort State Park, Roanoke W.Va.
Special Guest: Brigadier General Charles E. “Chuck” Yeager, USAF, Retired.
West Virginia –-(AmmoLand.com)- Invited guests will join Governor Joe Manchin III and West Virginia Division of Natural Resources Director Frank Jezioro for a special event designed to draw attention to hunting opportunities in the Mountain State and to the Hunters Helping the Hungry program. WVDNR and the West Virginia Trophy Hunters Association are sponsoring the third annual “West Virginia Governor’s One Shot Whitetail Hunt” to be held December 6-7, 2009, at Stonewall Resort State Park near Roanoke in Lewis County, two miles off Interstate 79 at exit 91. Special guest for this event will be Brigadier General Charles E. “Chuck” Yeager, USAF, Retired, who is returning for the third year.
Participants will sight in their firearms at the Stonewall Wildlife Management Area on Sunday, Dec. 6, and the next day will be taken for guided hunts on private property near the park. The hunt will be for antlerless deer only, and the deer harvested at this event will be donated to the Hunters Helping the Hungry (HHH) program, with the venison to be distributed to needy families across the state. Awards for participants in the One Shot Whitetail Hunt will be presented during a banquet at Stonewall Resort State Park Monday evening.
This event began in 2007 when Gov. Manchin and other state governors participated in a One Shot Antelope event in Lander, Wyoming. He decided to bring that experience to West Virginia, where whitetail deer hunting opportunities are among the best in the East. In 2007 the event raised $17,000 and in 2008 it raised $35,000 for the Hunters Helping the Hungry program.
“This is an opportunity for our guests to learn about what West Virginia has to offer outdoor sportsmen, and also to help promote the worthy Hunters Helping the Hungry program that means so much to so many less fortunate West Virginians,” Manchin said.
The 2009 season marks the 18th consecutive year that WVDNR has sponsored the HHH program, which provides thousands of pounds of donated venison to hungry West Virginians each year. In addition to donated venison, the Hunters Helping the Hungry program is dependent entirely upon monetary donations. More information about HHH can be found at www.wvdnr.gov or by calling 304-558-2771.