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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

 Shooting Exhibitions to be showcased at West Virginia’s Celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Day Sept. 28 & 29

Byron FergusonROANOKE, W.Va. - Archery and shotgun shooting exhibitions will be showcased at the 2013 West Virginia’s Celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Day at Stonewall Resort State Park Sept. 28 and 29.

Gould Brothers Exhibition Shooting (GBX) from Minnesota will be doing one show a day Saturday 5 – 6 p.m. and Sunday 4 – 5 p.m. The Gould Brothers perform highly entertaining live exhibition shooting shows. GBX promotes shooting and hunting sports, conservation, gun safety and living with a purpose. From Aaron’s one-handed pushup shot to Steve’s limbo shot, the unique two-person throw and load shots, this performance is unlike any seen before. www.gbxshooting.com  

Byron Ferguson took an interest in the longbow at the age of 12, first shooting out candles in the pitch-dark night to develop his skill. He is able to shoot coins out of the air, split playing cards, and even shoot an arrow through a wedding ring in midair. Ferguson has performed in eight foreign countries and on dozens of television programs. He visited Austria to shoot for the German version of “MythBusters,” History Channel’s “Extreme Marksmen,” and he performed all of the trick shots in the last “Robin Hood” movie. Ferguson will present his hour-long show at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday and at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sunday. www.byronferguson.com 
Gould BrothersIn addition to the Gould Brothers and Byron Ferguson, Curtis Fleming from Fly Rod Chronicles, featured on the Sportsman’s Channel, will be conducting a meet and greet Sunday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fleming, a West Virginia native, travels the world doing what he loves, promoting fly fishing. In addition, there will be dozens of demonstrations and hands-on activities, as well as close to 100 vendors available.

Admission to the two-day event is $6 for anyone 16 and older. Children 15 and younger are admitted free. For a complete listing and schedule, visit the Division of Natural Resources website at www.wvdnr.gov/nhfd 

Photos courtesy of Gould Brothers and Byron Ferguson

Contact Information

Krista Snodgrass, Wildlife Resources Section