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Outdoors briefs

Sep. 24, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

Hunting, fishing days to be celebrated

Stonewall Resort State Park in Roanoke, W.Va. (Lewis County) is hosting West Virginia's celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Days on Sept. 28-29.

The event is the largest outdoor hunting and fishing show in the state, with more than 100 vendors exhibiting hunting, fishing and conservation related merchandise and information. Staff from the WVDNR Wildlife Resources, Law Enforcement and State Parks sections will be available throughout the weekend to answer questions.

Curtis Fleming from the Outdoor Channel's "Fly Rod Chronicles," will participate in a meet-and-greet session from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 29.

The Gould Brothers Exhibition Shooting will perform one show each day, and exhibition archer Byron Ferguson will perform several shows each day.

An Outdoor Youth Challenge will take place both days. Children ages 6 to 18 can participate and will be eligible to win prizes such as a lifetime hunting and fishing license, Conservation Camp scholarships, and other hunting and fishing related items.

The event is from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 28, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 29. Admission is $6 for adults, and free for children age 15 and younger.

A complete schedule is on the WVDNR website www.wvdnr.gov.

Beech Fork provides public service

Beech Fork State Park is accepting donations of new and clean, gently used bath towels and wash cloths for the Huntington City Mission through Sept. 29.

The "Day to Serve" initiative promoted by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin asked all West Virginians to volunteer at least one day between Sept. 15 and Sept. 29.

"This is a chance for people to lend a hand with state parks projects and to help others in need," said West Virginia State Parks Chief Ken Caplinger. "As a whole, the state park system is a public service that enhances our quality of life through outdoor recreation, preservation and public service."

For more information visit governor.wv.gov.

Ohio wildlife division to host woman's workshop

The Ohio Division of Wildlife is teaming up with Ohio Outdoors-Woman Inc. to host the 20th Becoming an Outdoors-Woman workshop, Oct. 4-6, at Recreation Unlimited in Delaware County.

"Becoming an Outdoors-Woman" is a workshop with a focus on learning a variety of basic outdoor skills. It is a special opportunity for women 18 years or older. Participants gear up to face new outdoor challenges from casting a fly rod for the first time to tackling the whitewaters.

Course offerings range from shooting sports, hunting, water sports, fishing, hiking, birdwatching and more.

More information on the Ohio Division of Wildlife website, www.dnr.state.oh.us.