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WANTED: Owners of West Virginia Big Bucks

White-tailed bucks with a score of 150-plus needed for National Hunting and Fishing Day display

By: by West Virginia DNR

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Wildlife Federation and the Division of Natural Resources are seeking hunters who own trophy white-tailed bucks that were legally taken in West Virginia with either bow or gun and have a Pope and Young or Boone and Crockett score of 150 or greater.

The purpose of this search is to establish a West Virginia Big Buck Display at West Virginia's Celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Day, Sept. 24-25, 2011, at Stonewall Resort State Park near Weston in Lewis County. This is the largest event held at a West Virginia state park, attracting thousands of visitors annually.

Interested hunters who have qualifying head or antler mounts should contact Keith Krantz at 304-637-0245 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. for additional information or a registration form. Additional information and registration forms may also be found at www.wvdnr.gov; look under Special Opportunities, National Hunting & Fishing Days.

Participation will be limited to the first 30 qualifying trophy entries received. As an incentive for participation, hunters who display their trophy deer at the two- day event will be entered into an exclusive drawing for several valuable prizes.

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