CHARLESTON, W.V. (LOOTPRESS) – Each year in January, the West Virginia Trophy Hunters Association (WVTHA) travels to the Charleston Coliseum and Convention center to present the West Virginia Hunting and Fishing Show. This year’s three-day event, the 34th annual, kicked off on Friday, January 21, 2022.
Friday’s activities will conclude at 9 p.m., with the doors to open back up at 9 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
Admission is $9 for adults and $1 for children ages six to 12. All proceeds from the show are donated to programs that promote or protect hunting, fishing, wildlife, conservation and related educational activities. According to the WVTHA, they raised more than $775,000 between 1995 and 2020.
While raising funds is important, the WVTHA says the primary reason for hosting this show is to bring hunters and fishermen into contact with organizations that can provide them with goods and services related to these activities. Throughout the weekend, visitors will be introduced to more than 100 organizations, many of which are promoting hunting education and selling equipment.
Hunters can also bring their deer tags for official WVDNR scoring. Each individual can brings as many tags as they wish and two lucky deer trophy exhibitors- one for archery and one for rifle entries- will receive $250.
“…the show is to benefit our exhibitors, the hunters and fishermen in our area and the hunting, fishing, wildlife, and conservation organizations who benefit from our charitable donation program,” the association stated. “Our past exhibitors tell us the West Virginia Hunting and Fishing Show is one of the best run, and more productive shows in the United States.”
Visit wvtrophyhunters.com for more information including the event’s full schedule.