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Bob Wise, Governor

Ed Hamrick, Director

West Virginia Division of Natural Resources

News Release <>

For release: September 4, 2003

Hoy Murphy, Public Information Officer (304) 558-3380

Contact: Lt. Tim Coleman, Law Enforcement Section (304) 2784

Special Antlerless Deer Hunts for Physically Challenged Hunters December 10, 11 at Showshoe Resort

Snowshoe Mountain Resort, the Law Enforcement Section of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, the West Virginia Division of Tourism, and the West Virginia Hunter Education Instructors Association are announcing the fourth annual special antlerless deer hunts for the physically challenged at Snowshoe Resort in Pocahontas County. It is named in honor of Wallace "Frank" Hall, Jr., one of the first participants. Separate day hunts will be conducted on December 10 & 11, 2003. Only one deer per participant may be harvested. These are day hunts, but lodging is available on a limited basis at discounted rates.

ELIGIBILITY: Persons with substantial permanent limitations in the areas of vision (blind), hearing (profound deaf), and limb impairments.

REQUIREMENTS: . Must have successfully completed an approved Hunter Education Course (show proof) . Must complete a shooting qualification done by a certified firearms instructor using Snowshoe Resort targets. (3 shots 40 yards, 6 inch group). There is no charge for this requirement. . Must provide own adaptive equipment, including clothing, firearm, ammunition, shooting rig, etc. . Hunting sites and assistants will be provided at no charge. However, each participant must pay for any meals, lodging, transportation, licenses, and any other costs. . All participants must comply with all applicable hunting laws and regulations such as but not limited to; wearing blaze orange, field tagging and checking deer and have an unfilled Pocahontas Class N license.

To receive an application, contact George Skinner, WVHEA at 304-584-4444, Randy Chapman at 304-269-7311, or e-mail or Lt. Tim Coleman, West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, Law Enforcement Section, State Capitol, Building 3, Room 832, Charleston WV 25305, phone 304-558-2784 or e-mail 







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