WVDNR announces details about of youth outdoor adventure contest with Whitetail Frenzy

Youth hunters who attend a regulations meeting on March 11–12 may enter drawing for hunting, fishing and camping trip

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va — The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (WVDNR) announced today a collaboration with Whitetail Frenzy to host an exclusive youth outdoor experience at the Little Coal River Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in Boone County on May 3–5.

Interested youth can enter a contest for the opportunity to attend by visiting one of the upcoming WVDNR Sectional Meetings and filling out a registration form. One lucky resident or non-resident youth aged 10–15 will be selected to participate in this special event, which includes participating in an episode of Whitetail Frenzy.

“Youth hunters and anglers represent the future of outdoor enthusiasts. This is an opportunity for a few youth to get outdoors and experience a mentored hunt and maybe even get their first turkey. We are hopeful this will spark a lifelong love of the outdoors,” said Brett McMillion, WVDNR Director. “Thanks to our partnership with Whitetail Frenzy, participants will be able to enjoy several of our state’s great outdoor experiences, while spending time on one of our newest wildlife management areas.”

Meeting dates, times and locations for the public meetings are as follows:

Monday, March 11 – 6-8 p.m.

  • Grafton – Tygart Lake State Park Lodge
  • Martinsburg – Martinsburg Holiday Inn (I-81, Exit 13)
  • Elkins – DNR Operations Center (Ward Road)
  • Beckley – Beckley-Raleigh County Convention Center
  • Milton – West Virginia Pumpkin Park (Office Building)
  • Spencer – Spencer Heritage Park Community Building

Tuesday, March 12 – 6-8 p.m.

  • Triadelphia – Cabela’s Wheeling (2nd Floor Conference Room)
  • Moorefield – South Branch Inn (Route 220 and Corridor H)
  • Sutton – Braxton County High School
  • Pipestem – Pipestem Resort State Park Lodge
  • Logan – Chief Logan State Park Conference Center
  • Parkersburg – DNR District 6 Office (Emerson Ave. and Conservation Way)

The youth outdoor experience will begin with dinner and campfire activities at a private campsite on Friday, May 3. On Saturday, May 4, participants will embark on a guided turkey hunt led by WVDNR Natural Resources Police Officers at Little Coal River WMA, followed by a trout fly fishing experience guided by WVDNR staff in the afternoon. The evening will include dinner and another campfire at the private campsite. 

The winning youth participant must bring one parent or guardian at no additional cost. The contest winner must ensure they obtain all necessary licenses prior to the event. Additionally, participants are responsible for arranging their transportation to and from the event. All meals and required equipment will be provided.