THE FOLLOWING IS A COPY OF A WEST VIRGINIA WILDLIFE FEDERATION ACTION ALERT!!
THE MOUNTAINEER CHAPTER IS ASKING ALL OUR MEMBERS TO CONTACT THEIR STATE REPERSENTIVIES AND ASK THEM TO VOTE AGAINST THIS BILL!!!
HOUSE BILL 4286 INTENDS TO TRANSFER REGULATION OF DEER FARMS FROM THE DNR TO DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND HAS BEEN REFERED TO THE FINANCE COMMITTEE.
IT IS CRITICALLY IMPORTANT FOR THE DNR TO MAINTAIN REGULATION OF ALL WHITETAIL DEER. WILDLIFE BIOLOGIST UNDERSTAND DEER DISEASES AND HAS A VESTED INTEREST IN PROTECTING THE WILD DEER, NOT THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE.
EVERY SPORTSMAN NEEDS TO CALL THESE COMMITTEE MEMBERS STARTING MONDAY AFTERNOON AND KEEP CALLING. LEAVE YOUR NAME AND MESSAGE YOU WANT DNR TO REMAIN IN CONTROL OF DEER FARMS. E-MAIL ADDRESSES ARE LISTED FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE IF YOU PREFER TO SEND THE MESSAGE. EITHER WAY, PLEASE CONTACT THE LEGISLATORS!!!
ASK YOUR FRIENDS AND RELATIVES TO CALL ALSO.
DO NOT TAKE THIS LIGHTLY AND THINK "SOMEONE ELSE WILL CALL".ABSOLUTELY EVERY CALL IS IMPORTANT!!!
CALL AND E-MAIL TO AS MANY AS YOU CAN SO THEY CAN HEAR FROM THOSE WHO ELECTED THEM.
THESE REPRESENTATIVES MUST HEAR FROM THE SPORTSMEN ON THIS ISSUE!!
PLEASE MAKE THOSE CALLS AND SEND THOSE E-MAILS!!!
CLICK ON CALENDAR ON SIDE BAR TO SEE UPCOMING EVENTS!!
THE NEXT MOUNTAINEER CHAPTER MEMBERSHIP MEETING WILL BE TUESDAY, MARCH 25, 2014
THE MARCH MEMBERSHIP MEETING DINNER WILL BE OUR ANNUAL WILD GAME DINNER. MEMBERS ARE ASK TO BRING A WILD GAME DISH IF YOU CAN. IF YOU DON'T HAVE ANY WILD GAME PLEASE BRING A SIDE OR DESSERT. THE MEAL WILL BE SERVED AT 6:00PM, MEETING AT 7:00PM. THE CHAPTER WILL PROVIDE A HAM AND MASHED POTATOES. THIS IS A FREE MEAL, NO CHARGE TO MEMBERS!
AFTER THE MEAL ALL MEMBERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND THE MEETING. WE WELCOME ANY SUGGESTIONS TO HELP IMPROVE OUR EVENTS OR TO HELP INCREASE ATTENDANCE.
WE WILL BE DISCUSSING THE HOFNOD EXPO, 5TH GRADE SCIENCE DAYS, CAVE GATE," ADOPT A HIGHWAY", AND THE WV DIVISION MEETING. WE WILL NEED VOLUNTEERS FOR ALL OF THESE EVENTS. PLAN ON HELPING US OUT WITH SOME OF THESE ACTIVITIES IF YOU CAN.
IN ORDER TO TRY AND BREAK EVEN ON OUR MEALS, MEMBERS ATTENDING THE AUGUST MEETING VOTED TO RAISE THE PRICE OF THE MEALTO $7.00 AFTER JAN. 1, 2014. THIS WILL NOT CHANGE THE PRICE OF THE OYSTER FEED, OR THE FREE WILD GAME DINNER. THE CHAPTER WILL CONTINUE TO PROVIDE THE FREE SUMMER CHICKEN ROAST AND THE FREE CHRISTMAS DINNER TO MEMBERS AND THEIR FAMILIES. IF YOU ATTEND ALL MEETINGS FOR THE YEAR YOU WILL ONLY BE PAYING $18.00 MORE A YEAR FOR ALL MEALS.
2014 IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES (CHECK CALENDAR FOR MORE INFO)
MAR. 11 BOARD
MAR. 25 MEMBERSHIP MEETING (WILD GAME) "FREE"
MAR. 29-30 HOFNOD EXPO
APR. 1,3,8,10,29,--MAY 1,-- 5TH GRADE
APR. 10 ADOPT-A-HIGHWAY
APR. 12 STATE DIV. MEETING
APR. 16 DIG RAMPS
APR. 17 SHOOT CLAYS
APR. 19 CLEAN RAMPS
APR. 22 MEMBERSHIP MEETING (RAMP FEED)
APR. 24 CLAY SHOOT
APR. 29 5TH GRADE
MAY. 1 5TH GRADE
WEST VIRGINIA DIVISION SPRING MEETING, APRIL 12, 2014
THE WEST VIRGINIA DIVISION SPRING MEETING WILL BE HELD AT THE MOUNTAINEER CHAPTER LOCATED ON FILES CREEK ROAD, BEVERLY, WV.
THE MEETING WILL BEGIN AT 1:00PM, LUNCH WILL BE SERVED AT NOON.
WE WELCOME AND ENCOURAGE ALL IWL CHAPTERS TO SEND REPRESENTATIVIES TO THIS MEETING.
HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!!
2013 Mountaineer Chapter Christmas Dinner
Even the 5-6 inches of snow we had that morning didn't stop the members and their families from coming out to enjoy the good food and visit with each other. We had about 100 members and their families attend the dinner. Santa showed up for a visit with the kids.
Awards presented during the dinner were, James C. Pack, Mountaineer Chapter's Member of the Year, this award is presented to a member chosen by the Board of Directors for outstanding dedication and volunteer work they have done for the Chapter. After Jim's retirement from the WV Div. Nat. Res., Wildlife Section, as a Wildlife Biologist he volunteered to inventory the timber on Mountaineer Chapter property. Jim has spent countless hours cruising Mountaineer Chapter property inventorying timber, identifying plots, locating and marking boundaries. When this work is completed Jim will present to the members his recommendations for best management practices for wildlife habitat. Certificates of Appreciations were presented to Courtney Rosenberger, Danny Robinson, and Jane Robinson for all the work they do for the Chapter.
Special thanks to all who helped make the dinner a success.
2014 IWLA FALL RAFFLE
WE WILL HAVE TICKETS FOR THIS FALL'S RAFFLE READY TO DISTRIBUTE AT THE MARCH MEMBERSHIP MEETING. I WILL POST PRIZES AND MORE INFO LATER.
BUCKWHEAT, PANCAKE, SAUSAGE FEED A SUCCESS!!!!
MOUNTAINEER CHAPTER ENJOYED BEAUTIFUL WEATHER ON SUNDAY DURING OUR BUCKWHEAT FEED. OVER 500 PEOPLE ATTENDED AND ENJOYED THE SOURDOUGH BUCKWHEATS, REGULAR PANCAKES, SAUSAGE PATTIES, AND HOMEMADE SAUSAGE GRAVY!!
THANKS TO ALL MEMBERS WHO VOLUNTEERED TO HELP AND ALL THE PEOPLE WHO ATTENDED.
JIM PACK RECEIVES 2012 TOBIN AWARD
James C. Pack (Jim) was the 2012 Mountaineer Chapter Member chosen to receive the Judge John W Tobin Chapter Volunteer Award for his many hours of volunteer work for the Mountaineer Chapter. Jim has spent countless hours cruising Mountaineer Chapter property to inventory timber, identify plots, locate and mark the boundaries. When this work is completed Jim will be recommending different management practices for Mountaineer Chapter property.
2013 Youth Conservation Day
MOUNTAINEER CHAPTER 6TH ANNUAL CONSERVATION DAY IS SCHEDULED FOR AUG. 9, 2014
2013 Conservation Day
THE MOUNTAINEER CHAPTER IWLA WILL HOLD ITS YOUTH CONSERVATION DAY SAT. AUG. 9, 2014. THE EVENT WILL BE OPEN TO ALL YOUNG PEOPLE AGES 8 -17. THERE WILL BE SIX STATIONS FOR THE KIDS TO CYCLE THRU INCLUDING FISHING, AIR RIFLE, AIR PISTOL, ARCHERY, ANIMAL ID & KNOT TYING, TELEMETRY, SHOOTING CLAYS, AND STREAM ECOLOGY. ALL STATIONS ARE NON-COMPETIVE, EDUCATIONAL AND MOST OF ALL FUN.
A FREE LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED TO ALL PARTICIPANTS (BOTH KIDS AND ADULTS) BY THE MOUNTAINEER CHAPTER, PREPARED BY CHAPTER VOLUNTEERS.
THIS EVENT IS MADE POSSIBLE BY FUNDS PROVIDED BY MOUNTAINEER CHAPTER FUND RAISING RAFFLES, PRIVATE DONATIONS, A GRANT 5 YRS AGO FROM THE IWLA ENDOWMENT THAT PROVIDED FUNDS TO BUY EQUIPMENT TO START THE PROGRAM AND GRANTS FROM THE NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION FOR THE LAST SEVERAL YEARS TO BUY EQUIPMENT TO HELP KEEP THIS EVENT GOING.
THANKS TO ALL VOLUNTEERS WHO MAKE THIS EVENT POSSIBLE--WVDNR, WVDEP, TYGART VALLY CHAPTER NWTF, ALLEGHENY MT. CHAPTER NRA, AND ESPECIALLY TO ALL THE MOUNTAINEER CHAPTER MEMBERS THAT HELPS WITH THIS EVENTS
Registration begins at 8:00am, stations open at 9:30. You must be registered by 9:00 to be eligible for door prizes.
MOUNTAINEER CHAPTER SUMMER CHICKEN ROAST/MEMBERSHIP PICNIC SCHEDULED SUNDAY AUGUST 17, 2014 AT 2:00PM.
2013 SUMMER PICNIC
THE MOUNTAINEER CHAPTER WILL HOLD IT'S ANNUAL SUMMER CHICKEN ROAST SUNDAY, AUGUST 17, AT 2:00PM. THE CHAPTER WILL PROVIDE CHICKEN, CORN, HOT DOGS, KABALSA & DRINKS . ALL MEMBERS ARE ASK TO BRING A COVERED DISH (DESSERT OR VEGETABLE). ALL MEMBERS ARE WELCOME.
COME SPEND THE AFTERNOON WITH US AND ENJOY A VISIT WITH GOOD FRIENDS AND SOME GOOD FOOD.
INTERESTED IN BECOMING A MEMBER?
YOU CAN CLICK ON THE MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION PAGE ON THE LEFT SIDE BAR AND DOWNLOAD A MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION. FILL IT OUT AND MAIL IT TO THE ADDRESS GIVEN ON APPLICATION.
CLICK ON LINK FOR VIDEO OF AIR RIFLE SHOOT
MOUNTAINEER CHAPTER HOSTS YOUTH AIR RIFLE SHOOT (FROM WBOY-TV WEBSITE)
The Mountaineer Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America hosts youth air rifle shoots a few times a year hoping to get kids outside.
One of these shoots was held on Sunday at the Tygart Valley Muzzleloaders Club in Beverly.
"I think it's important to get them out, get them outdoors. Get them away from the video games and the TV's. Get them out and let them enjoy nature a little bit," said Bruce Evans, with the Mountaineer Chapter of the IWLA.
The shoot was open to the public, but many of the kids there were from the West Virginia Children's Home.
Members of the U-S-S West Virginia were visiting the home for the week, and brought the kids to the shoot. They try to do lots of different activities with the kids, but mostly they just try to be there for them.
"If nothing else we just go over and hang out with them. Throw around the football in the yard, they have the swimming pool open now. Just hang out, play cards, whatever, just try to be a positive role model to them," said Jim Shiffer, with the USS West Virginia.
The kids could also fish in addition to shooting air rifles, and 22 caliber rifles. After many rounds of shooting door prizes such as new fishing poles, and tackle boxes were given away.
The children from the home said it was really fun to get outside and do something different.
"I think just getting to be with everybody, getting to see everybody's strength's and what they can do. We had a blast fishing earlier too," Megan Hanna said.
The next Mountaineer Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America youth air rifle shoot will be May 19th
2013 WV CONSERVATION CAMP JUNE 10 - 15
MOUNTAINEER CHAPTER AND THE WV DIVISION WILL SPONSOR 2 YOUTH TO ATTEND THIS CAMP. IF YOU WANT TO ATTEND CALL 304 636 0916 FOR INFORMATION
Who: Young adults at least 14 and not yet 19 on the first day of camp
Where: Camp Caesar in Webster County. Camp Caesar is located on Rt. 20 between Cowen and Webster Springs, WV.
When: June 10 - 15 2013
Cost: The cost for each camper (scholarship) is one hundred eighty five dollars ($185.00) . Scholarships may be provided by sponsors or other individuals (parents, grandparents, self, etc.) to cover food and lodging for the week. Register early to ensure scholarship availability.
What to bring: The altitude at camp is above 2,500 feet. Even though it is summer, campers should be prepared for cool weather. Campers need to bring bed linens, pillows, pillow cases, towels, soap, toiletries, etc. Personal items and accessories must be brought from home.
BOWDEN FISHING DERBY WILL BE HELD SATURDAY, JUNE 7TH, 2014
THE BOWDEN FISHING DERBY WILL BE HELD AT THE BOWDEN FISH HATCHERY SAT. JUNE 8.
KIDS FISH IN TIME SLOTS ACCORDING TO THEIR AGE AND ARE ALLOWED TO KEEP 2 TROUT.
FOOD AND DRINKS WILL BE AVAILABLE.
CALL TOM OLDHAM @ 304 637 0245 FOR MORE INFORMATION.
MOUNTAINEER CHAPTER WILL HOST TYGART VALLEY NWTF JAKE'S DAY JUNE 28, 2014!!
THIS WILL BE AN ALL DAY EVENT WITH SEVERAL FUN AND EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES FOR THE KIDS.
LUNCH WILL BE SERVED TO ALL ATTENDING.
A DRAWING FOR DOOR PRIZES WILL BE HELD AT THE END OF THE DAY.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL DON THOMASON @ 304 636 6454 OR RAY MEARNS @ 304 338 6025.
RANDOLPH COUNTY HOOKED ON FISHING NOT ON DRUGS EXPO WILL BE HELD MAR. 29-30, 2014 AT THE ELKINS HIGH SCHOOL.
THE MOUNTAINEER CHAPTER IWLA MEMBERS WILL BE MANNING OUR INFORMATIONAL BOOTH AT THIS YEARS EXPO. MOUNTAINEER CHAPTER WILL BE SELLING TICKETS FOR OUR FALL RAFFLE. THE HOFNOD COMMITTEE WILL GIVE AWAY ABOUT 1000 FISHING POLES TO KIDS ATTENDING THE EXPO.
ADOPT A HIGHWAY TRASH CLEANUP
THE MOUNTAINEER CHAPTER WILL HOLD THEIR SPRING HIGHWAY CLEAN-UP APRIL 10, 2014. MOUNTAINEER CHAPTER MEMBERS WILL BE ASSISTED BY LOCAL BOY SCOUT TROOP 66.
OUR NEXT HIGHWAY CLEAN-UP WILL BE HELD IN SEPT.
ANY MEMBERS WISHING TO HELP SHOULD BE AT THE CLUBHOUSE AT 5:00PM. WE ALWAYS NEED PICKUPS TO HELP HAUL THE TRASH. AFTER THE CLEAN UP, WE HAVE HOT DOGS, BAKED BEANS, MAC-N-CHEESE, AND ICE CREAM FOR ALL VOLUNTEERS.
Senator John Rockefeller Charleston Office: 304-347-5372
531 Hart Senate Office Building Martinsburg Office: 304-262-9285
Washington DC 20510 Beckley Office: 304-253-9704
202-224-3954 fax: 202-224-7665 Fairmont Office: 304-367-0122
Senator Joe Manchin Charleston Office: 304-342-5855
303 Hart Senate Office Building Martinsburg Office: 304-264-4626
Washington DC 20510
202-224-3954 fax: 202-228-0002
Representative Shelly Moore Capito Charleston Office: 304-925-5964
2443 Rayburn House Office Building Martinsburg Office: 304-264-8810
Washington DC 20515
202-225-2711 fax: 202-225-7856
Representative Nick J. Rahall Beckley Office: 304-252-5000
2307 Rayburn House Office Building Bluefield Office: 304-325-6222
Washington DC 20515 Huntington Office: 304-522-6425
202-225-3452 fax: 202-225-9061 Logan Office: 304-752-4934
Representative David McKinley Wheeling Office: 304-232-3801
313 Cannon House Office Building
Washington DC 20515
202-225-4172 fax: 202-225-7564
MOUNTAINEER CHAPTER AIR RIFLE SHOOT,
THE MOUNTAINEER CHAPTER HOLDS TWO AIR RIFLE SHOOTS EACH YEAR. THESE SHOOTS ARE HELD AT THE TYGART VALLEY MUZZLE LOADER'S SHOOTING RANGE ON FILES CREEK ROAD. THESE EVENTS WILL BE OPEN TO ALL KIDS AGES 7-17. ALL EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES NEEDED WILL BE PROVIDED BY THE MOUNTAINEER CHAPTER. THIS WILL BE NON-COMPETIVE, JUST FOR FUN SHOOTS. THE PURPOSE OF THESE EVENTS IS TO GET YOUNG PEOPLE INTERESTED IN SHOOTING SPORTS WITH THE MAIN EMPHASIS BEING ON SHOOTING SAFETY AND SHOOTING RANGE ETIQUETTE. AT THE END OF THE SHOOTS THERE WILL BE DRAWINGS FOR SOME DOOR PRIZES. IN ORDER TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE DOOR PRIZES, THE KIDS MUST BE REGISTERED BEFORE 1:00PM AND BE PRESENT DURING THE DRAWING. THESE EVENTS ARE MADE POSSIBLE DUE TO A GRANT FROM THE NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION AND FUNDS PROVIDED BY THE MOUNTAINEER CHAPTER OF THE IZAAK WALTON LEAGUE.
THANKS TO JACK ANDERSON OUR PHOTOGRAPHER FOR THE DAY.
MOUNTAINEER CHAPTER HOSTS TYGART VALLEY CHAPTER NATIONAL WILD TURKEY FEDERATION'S JAKES DAY
After a fun filled day with 101 kids during the Tygarts Valley Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation's Jakes
day recently, some of the chapter members and Mountaineer Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America members
gathered around the pond to relax and spend some time fishing. After casting their line, 4 year old Austin Teter and his
grandmother, Trish Thomason, reeled in this huge catch of the day. The fish was approximately 30 inches long an weighed
10 pounds. Holding 'Ole Whopper' is Gary Meade a member of the Mountaineer Chapter of the IWLA.
MOUNTAINEER CHAPTER HOSTS WV CHILDERN'S HOME KIDS
ON SATURDAY MAY 19, THE MOUNTAINEER CHAPTER OF IWLA INVITED THE RESIDENTS OF THE WV CHILDREN'S HOME TO THEIR FACILITY FOR THE DAY TO ENJOY SOME FISHING AND AIR RIFLE SHOOTING. THE 24 KIDS ARRIVED AT 9:00AM AND SPENT THE MORNING FISHING IN THE CHAPTER'S POND. THEY CAUGHT ABOUT 50 TROUT THAT WEIGHED BETWEEN 1 LB AND 2 LBS EACH. SEVERAL ALSO CAUGHT SOME NICE CATFISH. THIS WAS THE FIRST TIME SOME OF THE KIDS HAD TRIED THEIR HAND AT FISHING. AFTER A LUNCH PROVIDED BY THE MOUNTAINEER CHAPTER AND PREPARED AND SERVED BY CHAPTER MEMBERS THE KIDS WERE INVITED TO SHOOT AIR RIFLES. THE SHOOT WAS NON-COMPETIVE, JUST FOR FUN ACTIVITY. AT THE SAME TIME THE KIDS WERE BRIEFED ON SAFE SHOOTING PRATICES, SHOOTING RANGE ETIQUETTE, AND SAFE GUN HANDLING.
ALLTHE KIDS ARE BETWEEN THE AGES OF 14-17 AND ARE WARDS OF THE STATE. MOST COME FROM TROUBLED HOMES OR HAVE HAD SOME DESCIPLINARY PROBLEMS IN THEIR PAST. THESE KIDS WERE VERY APPRECIATIVE, WELL BEHAVED AND IT WAS PLEASURE TO HOST THESE KIDS AND LET THEM ENJOY A DAY ON CLUB PROPERTY.
THANKS TO ALL THE MEMBERS THAT VOLUNTEERED TO HELP. YOU ARE THE PEOPLE THAT MAKE THESE EVENTS POSSIBLE!!!
THE MOUNTAINEER CHAPTER JUST COMPLETED ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL YEAR. THANKS TO ALL THE MEMBERS THAT HELPED WITH ANY OF OUR ACTIVITIES. THE MOUNTAINEER CHAPTER, ITS MEMBERS, AND FRIENDS RECEIVED SEVERAL NATIONAL AWARDS AND RECOGNITION AT THE IWLA NATIONAL CONVENTION. DEDICATED MEMBERS AND GOOD FRIENDS MAKE THE CLUB SUCCESSFUL. THANKS TO ALL WHO HELPED!!!!
I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL YEAR NEXT YEAR. BRUCE
New Family Membership----$75.00 Renew $70.00
New Single Member-----------$55.00 Renew $50.00
Student-----------$21.50 18-21 yrs (Must be a student)
Youth--------------$10.00 17 yrs or younger
REMEMBER, ONLY MEMBERS CAN SHOOT AT THE RANGE OR HUNT ON OUR PROPERTY.
DUE TO INSURANCE REGULATIONS YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO BRING A GUEST TO HUNT OR SHOOT!!!
DO NOT SHOOT SHOTGUNS AT THE BACKBOARDS!!!
ALSO NO 4 WHEELERS OR OFF ROAD VEHICLES ARE ALLOWED ON CHAPTER PROPERTY. TO KEEP UP WITH CHAPTER EVENTS SEND YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS TO TRISH AT email@example.com.
CHECK OUT THE "PROGRAMS/ACTIVITIES" LINK UNDER NAVIGATION FOR MORE INFO ON CHAPTER ACTIVITIES!!!
PHOTOS BT BRUCE EVANS
Romney School D&B JAKES Day, JUNE 1, 2012
Mountaineer Chapter Members, and Randolph County HOFNOD Committee Members, Ray Mearns and Bruce Evans spent the day at the Romney School for the Deaf & Blind JAKES Day with the Randolph County HOFNOD Committee's fishing simulator. For some of the kids, this is the only opportunity to experience the feel of catching a large fish. As always the kids were thrilled to have the simulator there, and the Mountaineer Chapter members enjoy the day as much or more than the kids.
Mountaineer Chapter Scholarship Program-------Vic Thompson, Chairman
This is one of the older programs sponsored by the Mountaineer Chapter. Each year the chapter awards four scholarships to deserving students, with each scholarship being worth $1000.00. $500.00 is awarded to the students at the beginning of the school year, and the second half of the money is awarded at mid-school year. The plan is to award scholarships to two graduates from high school and two to students currently attending college. Exceptions are made when no qualified students are available in the different categories. A point system is used to identify the most qualified students, and preference is given to students majoring in conservation and environmental sciences. Each recipient must be a full-time student and maintain a 2.5 grade-point average. Each scholarship recipient is to make a written report or give an oral presentation at an Izaak Walton League meeting at the end of each school year. Click the Scholarship Application under Navigation to see an example or download a copy of the application.
MOUNTAINEER CHAPTER BOARD OF DIRECTORS;
UNTILL FURTHER NOTICE, STARTING WITH THE JANUARY 2010 MEETING, THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS WILL MEET AT 6:00PM AT THE CHAPTER CLUBHOUSE ON THE SECOND TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH.
WV Division Nat. Res., Law Enforcement Section donates fishing equipment to the Mountaineer Chapter IWLA
NEWS RELEASE FROM THE WVDNR
POACHERS TOOLS RECYCLED TO PROVIDE CHILDREN WITH THE CHANCE TO ENJOY THE GREAT OUTDOORS!
The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, Law Enforcement Section, District 3 was pleased to announce the donation of 43 fishing rods and reels to the Mountaineer Chapter of the Izaak Walton League. The Mountaineer Chapter has been heavily involved with the state's Natural Resources Police Officers in providing children with the opportunity to enjoy hunting and fishing through Youth Conservation Days, Jakes Day Programs and HOFNOD (Hooked On Fishing Not On Drugs) activities.
The WV Division of Natural Resources Police Officers regularly impound and/or seize fishing equipment from people they find in violation of our Natural Resources laws. If the suspects cited for these violations are not repeat offenders, the property taken is returned after the court proceedings and fines are paid. Many of these people do not return to pick up their property and the property may not be returnable to repeat offenders.
According to state law, after 6 month the property is considered abandoned, and forfeited to the Treasurers Office for disposal. Property found to be of value is reported on the required paperwork and may be donated to non-profit organizations.
The Law Enforcement Section of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources and non-profit organizations they work with believe it would be a terrible waste to dispose of such property in the local landfill when it can be better used to promote hunting and fishing by the youth of the great State of West Virginia. In most cases this property is utilized by these non-profit organizations to introduce the state's youth to outdoor sporting programs. The Division of Natural Resources Police Officers find it very rewarding to provide an opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors to the children of WV.
Pictured below: Sergeant Doug Benson, WVDNR Law Enforcement Div., Bruce Evans, Pres., Mountaineer Chapter Izaak Walton League,
Sergeant Jeff Lane, WVDNR Law Enforcement Div.
RIFLE RANGE AND PROPERTY USE!!!!
REMEMBER, ONLY MOUNTAINEER CHAPTER MEMBERS OR TVML MEMBERS ARE ALLOWED TO USE THE RIFLE RANGE. DUE TO INSURANCE REGS., MEMBERS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO BRING GUESTS TO THE RANGE TO SHOOT.
ONLY MOUNTAINEER CHAPTER MEMBERS ARE PERMITTED TO HUNT ON CHAPTER PROPERTY. NON MEMBERS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO HUNT DUE TO INSURANCE ISSUES.