BRIDGE IS FINISHED, THANKS TO ALL MEMBERS WHO HELPED!!!
TRAIL IS NEXT!!!!
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CLICK ON CALENDAR ON SIDE BAR TO SEE UPCOMING EVENT
MORGAN DANIELS DONATES MONEY TO HUNTERS HELPING THE HUNGRY
MORGAN DANIELS COLLECTED DONATIONS FOR HUNTERS HELPING THE HUNGRY AS A SENIOR PROJECT.
MORGAN DONATED $160.00 TO THE MOUNTAINEER CHAPTER OF THE IZAAK WALTON LEAGUE THAT SHE COLLECTED FOR HER SENIOR PROJECT AT A LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL. THIS MONEY WILL BE FORWARDED TO WV DNR HUNTERS HELPING THE HUNGRY PROGRAM IN CHARLESTON WV.
THANK YOU MORGAN FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF THIS PROGRAM.
YOUTH CONSERVATION DAY AUG. 15
THE MOUNTAINEER CHAPTER WILL HOLD IT'S ANNUAL YOUTH CONSERVATION DAY ON AUG.15. THIS IS AN ALL DAY EVENT WITH LUNCH BEING SERVED TO ALL ATTENDEES. THERE WILL BE SEVERAL LEARNING STATIONS IN WHICH THE KIDS CAN PARTICIPATE. THIS IS A FREE EVENT WITH ALL MATERIALS NEEDED PROVIDED BY THE CHAPTER. PLANNED STATIONS ARE FISHING, CLAY SHOOTING, SNAKE SEMINAR, TELEMETRY STATION, AIR RIFLE SHOOT, AND TREE & PLANT ID. THIS EVENT IS OPEN TO ALL KIDS AGES 7 THRU 17. CALL 304 636 0916 FOR MORE INFORMATION.
THE NEXT MOUNTAINEER CHAPTER MEMBERSHIP MEETING WILL BE TUESDAY, JULY 28, 2015
THE JULY MEMBERSHIP MEETING DINNER WILL BE COOKS CHOICE. THERE WILL BE A $7.00 CHARGE FOR THIS MEAL. THE MEAL WILL BE SERVED AT 6:00PM, MEETING AT 7:00PM.
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 CAVE GATE, CONSERVATION DAY, AND NATURE TRAIL. WE WILL NEED VOLUNTEERS FOR THESE EVENTS. PLAN ON HELPING US OUT WITH ANY OF THESE ACTIVITIES IF YOU CAN.
MEMBER PICNIC AUG. 16
WE ARE PLANNING A COOKOUT FOR MEMBERS AND THEIR FAMILIES AUG. 16. @ 2 PM. MEMBERS ARE TO BRING A COVERED DISH TO SHARE. CLUB WILL SUPPLY MEAT, CORN, & DRINKS. FOR MORE INFO CALL 304 636 0916.
2015 IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES (CHECK CALENDAR FOR MORE INFO)
JULY 14, BOD MEETING
JULY 28, MEMBERSHIP MEETING
JULY 14---JULY 17-- NATIONAL CONVENTION
AUG. 15---CONSERVATION DAY
AUG. 16---MEMBER COOKOUT
TO VOLUNTEER FOR ANY EVENT CALL 304 636 0916
SECOND 2015 MOUNTAINEER CHAPTER TRAP SHOOT BEGINS THURSDAY AUG. 6 AT 6:00 PM.!!!!
THERE WILL BE A $5.00 CHARGE PER ROUND (25 SHOTS) TO COVER THE COST OF THE CLAYS. MEMBERS NEED TO BRING THEIR SHOTGUN AND AMMO FOR THESE SHOOTS.
WE WILL MEET AT 6:00PM EACH THURSDAY, BEGINNING AUG. 6TH AND CONTINUING FOR 6 WEEKS. IF YOU ENJOY SHOOTING, COME AND JOIN US!!!! CALL 304 646 0916 FOR MORE INFO.
THE NEXT WV DIVISION MEETING WILL BE HELD AT MOUNTAINEER CHAPTER, SAT. SEPTEMBER 12, 2015. LUNCH AT NOON, MEETING AT 1:00. ALL MEMBERS WELCOME! CALL 304 636 0916 FOR DIRECTIONS.
THOMAS ROAT PRESENTED THE 2014 JUDGE JOHN W TOBIN AWARD
Congratulations to Thomas Roat, Mountaineer Chapter 2014 Judge John W Tobin Award winner. Tom has been instrumental in organizing our chapter's clay shooting event. Tom ia also a willing volunteer for all chapter activities when his time allows.
Tom also serves on the Mountaineer Chapter Board of Directors.
Thanks Tom for all you do.
VIC THOMPSON PRESENTED THE 2013 JUDGE JOHN W TOBIN AWARD
MOUNTAINEER CHAPTER MEMBER VIC THOMPSON WAS PRESENTED WITH THE 2013 JUDGE JOHN W TOBIN CHAPTER VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AWARD. VIC HAS SERVED AS OUR CHAPTER PRESIDENT, CHAPTER SECRETARY, AND AT PRESENT HE IS SERVING AS OUR TEMPORARY TREASURER. VIC HAS SERVED AS CHAIRMAN OF THE MOUNTAINEER CHAPTER SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE FOR SEVERAL YEARS. VIC ALSO VOLUNTEERS TO HELP WITH OUR YOUTH EVENTS AND WORK DAYS.
JANE AND DANNY ROBINSON PRESENTED WITH CERTIFICATES OF APPREICATION FOR THEIR VOLUNTEER WORK FOR THE MOUNTAINEER CHAPTER
NEXT SHOOT SEPT.14, 2014
WE WILL BE HOLDING OUR FALL AIR RIFLE, AIR PISTOL, 22 RIFLE, 22 PISTOL SHOOT FOR KIDS, SUNDAY SEPT.14, AT THE TYGART VALLEY MUZZLE LOADERS SHOOTING RANGE. REGISTERATION AT 12:30PM AT THE SHOOTING RANGE. SHOOTING BEGINS AT 1:00PM. SHOOT OPEN T0 YOUTH FROM 8-17 YEARS OLD. YOU MUST HAVE REGISTERED AT 12:30 AND BE PRESENT TO WIN A DOOR PRIZE. SHOOT WILL END BY 3:30PM.
SEPT 18, MOUNTAINEER CHAPTER ADOPT-A-HIGHWAY
WE WILL BE CONDUCTING OUR FALL HIGHWAY TRASH PICK-UP ON SEPT 18TH. WE WILL BEGIN AT 5:00 PM. WE COULD USE SOME PICK-UP TRUCKS TO HAUL TRASH. COME AND HELP IF YOU CAN.
FIFTH GRADE FIELD DAYS HAVE ENDED. WE HAD KIDS AT THE CHAPTER 5 DAYS DURING APRIL PLUS ONE DAY IN MAY. THERE WAS A TOTAL OF APPROXIMATELY 275 KIDS ATTENDING. VOLUNTEERS FROM THE CHAPTER CONTINUE TO MAKE THIS EVENT A SUCCESS. THANKS TO ALL WHO HELPED.
FIFTH GRADE FIELD DAYS BEGIN APRIL 1.
FIFTH GRADE FIELD DAYS WILL BE HELD AT THE MOUNTAINEER CHAPTER 4/9, 4/28 AND 4/30. WE WILL BE HOSTING ABOUT 50-60 KIDS EACH DAY. M.C. VOLUNTEERS WILL BE PREPARING LUNCH FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS EACH DAY, AND WE WILL NEED VOLUNTEERS TO HELP EACH DAY, SO IF YOU WANT TO HELP SHOW UP AT THE CLUBHOUSE ABOUT 10:00AM.
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
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.
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.
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
2014 WV CONSERVATION CAMP JUNE 9 - 14, 2014
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 9-June14, 2014
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.
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 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
Senator Shelly Moore Capito
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.