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Joe Manchin III, Governor

Frank Jezioro, Director


News Release : March 6, 2006


Hoy Murphy, Public Information Officer (304) 558-3381

Contact: Curtis Taylor, Wildlife Resources Section Chief (304) 558-2771


DNR to Host Free Coyote Hunting & Calling Seminar

At Hampshire County High School March 18


     The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources will be hosting a free coyote hunting and calling seminar at the Hampshire County High School on March 18 th at 7 p.m. to educate hunters on the recreational opportunities that exist in West Virginia, according to Frank Jezioro, Director.


         “There is a lot of interest in coyote hunting in West Virginia,” Jezioro said. “However, the majority of our hunters are unfamiliar with the techniques and regulations that are involved. Because of this lack of knowledge, the DNR has been hosting seminars around the state to provide our hunters a chance to meet firsthand with experts on coyotes and coyote hunting. This will ultimately allow our hunters to become more successful. The seminars we have held around the sate have been well received with hundreds in attendance and I expect the seminar in Hampshire County to receive just as much interest.”


       Presentations will be given by representatives from the DNR on the life history of the coyote and regulations pertaining to coyote hunting. Gary Roberson, a professional game caller of Burnham Brothers Game Calls of Texas, will be providing a detailed presentation on hunting techniques that will work for West Virginia hunters.


             “I hope hunters from the Romney area take advantage of this seminar and attend,” Jezioro said. “I can assure them that the information provided will be very beneficial and will allow them to be more efficient in hunting the coyote.”



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