August 23, 2011
ROANOKE, W.Va. - If you have a trophy fish caught from West Virginia waters, it’s wanted for the trophy fish display at this year’s West Virginia’s National Hunting and Fishing Day event, scheduled Sept. 24 and 25 at Stonewall Resort State Park near Weston in Lewis County.
“There are some real monster fish swimming in Mountain State waters, and each year the West Virginia Wildlife Federation and the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources showcases trophy fish legally caught from West Virginia waters at the National Hunting and Fishing Day event,” explained WVDNR Fisheries Biologist James Walker, who is organizing the display. “This will be the fifth year that a West Virginia trophy fish display of mounted specimens has been exhibited in conjunction with West Virginia’s Celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Day, and every year the display has added a tremendous attraction to the two day event.”
Interested anglers who have qualifying fish mounts should contact James Walker at 304-924-6211 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. or email James.A.Walker@wv.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 25 qualifying trophy entries to be determined by the selection committee. No more than five individuals of any species will be accepted. As an incentive for participation, each angler who displays a trophy fish mount at the two-day event will be eligible to win one of four $200 gift certificates. Prizes will be randomly picked, giving each entrant an equal opportunity to win.