West Virginia - Wild and Wonderful

About West Virginia

West Virginia is noted for its mountains and diverse topography, its historically significant logging and coal mining industries, and its political and labor history. It is one of the most densely karstic areas in the world, making it a choice area for recreational caving and scientific research.

Business

West Virginia is full of opportunity for any business with a growing economy and a highly dedicated workforce. Whether you are running an existing business or thinking of starting a new business you can find all of the information you need throughout this business section.

Education

West Virginia is fortunate to have a tremendous education system with a high standard of excellence. Please use the information provided here to learn more about the wealth of educational opportunities in our great state.

Employment

West Virginia is home to one of the finest workforces in the country based on our hard work and commitment to quality. Whether you are looking for new job opportunities, enhancing your job skills or researching future employment trends you can find all of the information you need throughout this employment section.

Family

West Virginia offers the perfect balance of a rural and urban setting that suits a variety of lifestyles. This is a state where you can go whitewater rafting in the morning, go to an art exhibit in the afternoon and attend a concert in the evening. Whether you just moved to the Mountain State or your family has been here since it was founded, you are part of our community.

Health

Maintaining proper health is vital to ensuring the highest quality of life possible. West Virginia strives to provide one of the best health care systems in the country that is affordable and available to all residents of the state. This section contains numerous resources to assist you in accessing the health care services provided in the state.

Tourism

Exhilarate in the lasting beauty and natural wonder scattered throughout West Virginia. From unmatched outdoor recreation to world-class resorts, breathtaking scenery and a variety of cultural and historic attractions, West Virginia is an ideal spot to plan your next adventure. Discover for yourself what makes West Virginia wild and wonderful.

 Governor’s One Shot Whitetail Hunt and Banquet Oct. 25-26 Stonewall Resort State Park, Roanoke, W.Va.

10/24/2013
ROANOKE, W.Va. – The 2013 West Virginia Governor's One Shot Whitetail Hunt event will take place Oct. 25 and 26, operating out of Stonewall Resort State Park near Weston in Lewis County. This will be the seventh year for the fundraising event that presents the proceeds to the Hunters Helping the Hungry (HHH) Program, administrated by the West Virginia Food Bank in Gassaway.

Since its inaugural event in 2007, the One Shot has donated more than $300 thousand to the HHH Program. The event is supported by volunteers from the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, the private business sector and individuals who act as guides for participating hunters. All hunting takes place on private land so as not interfere with other hunters. Only antlerless deer are harvested, helping to control populations on those lands. All venison harvested during the hunt is donated directly to the HHH program.

The hunt will begin with the traditional "sighting in of the rifles" at the Stonewall shooting range Friday afternoon, Oct. 25. This is followed by a reception Friday evening where the hunters are introduced to the guides and landowners. The hunt will take place Saturday, Oct. 26. The program concludes Saturday night with a reception followed by an award banquet, raffles and live auction. This year’s invited dignitaries include Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin and West Virginia native Brig. Gen. "Chuck" Yeager, retired.

More information about Hunters Helping the Hungry can be found at www.wvdnr.gov or by calling 304-558-2771.

Contact Information

Frank Jezioro, Director, West Virginia Division of Natural Resources
304-558-2754
DNR.Wildlife@wv.gov