Wonderful West Virginia Magazine Wins National Award

Wonderful West Virginia Magazine Wins National Award
Wonderful West Virginia Magazine Wins National Award
West Virginia Division of Natural Resources
West Virginia Division of Natural Resources

West Virginia -(Ammoland.com)- Wonderful West Virginia magazine, published by the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, received a national communications award from the Association for Conservation Information at the organization’s annual conference July 16 in Flagstaff, Arizona.

Wonderful West Virginia earned first-place honors in the category of “Magazine Article: Wildlife.” The winning article was from the July 2014 issue and was titled “Stealth Hunters.” Written and with photographs by Eric R. Eaton, the premise of the article was that bees, moths and butterflies often are prey to stealth hunters. Prowling amid foliage and flowers, and even around front porch lights, are some suspicious-looking characters that will suck the life out of unsuspecting insects in the mere “squeak of a beak.” The article describes the little-known and infrequently seen Reduviidae, or assassin bugs, which are an important part of the ecology and are helpful in the control of garden, forest and agricultural pests.

“We are honored to receive national recognition of our magazine’s efforts to inform and entertain our readers,” said Bryan Hoffman, DNR executive secretary and publisher of the magazine. “For many decades, Wonderful West Virginia has been the premier publication about the great people and places in our state, and we are proud that the judges at ACI recognize its quality as well.”

Wonderful West Virginia is published monthly by the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources. It is available at newsstands for $3 a copy, or by subscription by calling 1-800-225-5982 or online at www.wonderfulwv.com. A one-year subscription to the print version is $18 or two years for $36. It also is available for the iPad at an annual rate of $12 for 12 issues. Combined subscriptions for both print and iPad versions are available for $20 for 12 issues. Gift subscriptions also are available.