Officials with the WV Trophy Hunters Association announced a major partnership with Cabela’s during a press conference on Nov. 17 in the lobby of the Cabela’ store in the Southridge Shopping Center in South Charleston, WV.
Each January, the WV Trophy Hunters Association, a 5013c nonprofit organization, presents the WV Hunting & Fishing Show at the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center in Charleston, WV. All proceeds from the show are donated to programs that promote or protect hunting, fishing, wildlife, conservation, and related educational activities. From 1995 through 2022their donations to these causes exceeded $1,350,000. While raising funds is important, 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. All WV Trophy Hunter Association members are 100% volunteers.
This year the event is scheduled for January 20-22, 2023. Show hours are: Friday, noon to 9:00 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Admission: Adults- $9, Children 6-12- $1, under 6 free.
With Cabela’s support, WV Hunting & Fishing Show organizers are scheduled to offer a new and refreshed look for the upcoming show. Plans are underway to present the ‘Cabela’s Stage’ in the middle of the Grand Hall, where all the activity will revolve around. The stage will be the focal point for an opening ceremony, seminars, videos, presentations, fashions show, the wildlife auction, media broadcasts and more.
Scheduled to participate are about 175 exhibitors.
Seminar Highlights include:
-Randy Kelly with the WV DNR – Elk Status in WV
-Rob Ciarapica, Professional Fisherman – The Ethics of the Fishing Tournament
-Miss West Virginia, Chelsi Rose, who was crowned Miss for America Strong – an avid outdoors advocate, she is provided a discussion on ‘Women in the Outdoors’
-Kenny Davis, Steve Florence, Brittian Bradley – A Whitetail Frenzy panel discussion lead by David Miller
-Josh & Rachel Hedrick – Bear Hunting in the Great Outdoors
-Shannon Sizemore – Coyote Calling &Hunting
-David Miller – Tracking the Big Appalachian Buck
-Josh White, a Racecar Driver will be aligned with Laurel Fork Outdoors to promote Tactacam
-Lawson Blake with the Marshall Fishing Team (invited)
-Bobby Warner – Path to a Western Hunt
-A Cabela’s Fashion Show to feature apparel for men, women, boys and girls.
-Videos will play while no seminar on the Cabela’s Stage, so there will be activity the entire time of the hunting & fishing show
-Youth Challenge – Beyond the Backyard is spearheading the Youth Challenge which offer children ages 5-17 the opportunity to participate in shooting, archery and casting skills. A ceremony to announce winners will be held on the Cabela’s Stage on Sunday afternoon during the show
-A boy scouting event – details forthcoming
-Youth Survival Training
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