W.Va. Hunting and Fishing Show returns Jan. 20–22

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W.Va. Hunting and Fishing Show returns Jan. 20–22
A show sponsor measures a deer rack at the W.Va. Hunting and Fishing Show. (Photo courtesy W.Va. Dept. of Commerce)

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Hunters and anglers who attend the West Virginia Hunting and Fishing Show are sure to notice a change when the three-day event returns to the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center on January 20–22, 2023, for its 35th year.

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In addition to the famous Whitetail Hall of Fame and free buck trophy scoring provided by the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, the show includes a new stage sponsored by Cabela’s, which will feature more hunting and fishing demonstrations for hunters and anglers and their families to enjoy.

The event is sponsored by the , a non-profit group dedicated to wildlife conservation and preserving hunting traditions and hunter rights. During the show, hunters and anglers have a chance to interact with hunting and fishing outfitters, vendors and organizations.

Tickets are $9 for adults and $1 for kids 6–12. Children six and younger are admitted free. For more information about the event, visit wvtrophyhunters.com.

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W.Va. DNR staff will score trophies for free on a first-come, first-serve basis. Hunters may bring in as many mounts to be scored, but each mount requires a deer tag. A schedule for the scoring table is as follows:

Friday, Jan. 20: 3–8 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 21: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 22: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

In addition to the buck trophy scoring table, the W.Va. DNR Law Enforcement Section will also attend the event with the agency’s popular laser shot trailer and division, and West Virginia State Parks staff will be in attendance to promote the agency's programs and answer questions from the public.

For more information about hunting and fishing in West Virginia or to purchase a hunting or fishing license, visit .

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