West Virginia Trophy Hunters will put on their
annual hunting and fishing show at the Charleston Civic Center on
Friday, Saturday and Sunday. It is a wonderful opportunity to see over
230 vendor booths from as far away as Africa and Alaska. They have the
West Virginia Whitetail Hall of Fame. Some of the largest deer ever
taken in West Virginia will be on display. If you have killed an
exceptional buck, you can get it scored while at the show. Just don’t
forget your check in tag.
Most vendors donate to an auction, which is a
wonderful opportunity to get a fishing or hunting trip cheaper than
normal. Try your luck. One never knows when a deal comes along.
There will be outfitters for elk, deer, antelope
and bear. Fishing services from the Great Lakes region, Lake Cumberland,
New River, and even saltwater charters will be available. At the least,
it is a great opportunity to research your dream getaway.
Seminars will be offered on items of interest, such
as coyote hunting, fishing, and turkey hunting. These are located in a
separate room of the Civic Center
If you have a family or female friend going with
you, Charleston Town Center Mall is across the road. You might want to
consider taking them out to eat for their consideration--or just go to
Gander Mountain, located on Corridor G.
On a side note, Calhoun County had one archery
black bear harvest in the 2008 hunting season. It also had its first
ever firearm harvest of a bear. If you are the lucky hunter, please
contact me. I would love to share your story with the readers. I can be
Note: Cory is the son of Ronzel and Karen Boothe of Russett. He is a
1996 graduate of Calhoun County High School and is a teacher at Meadow
Bridge Elementary, Fayette County. He resides near Summersville.)