FAIRLEA, W.Va. – If you have a keen eye and vast knowledge of West Virginia wildlife, you may qualify to be the 2019 West Virginia Mountaineer Sportsman.
A free contest to determine the winner of the title is being offered by West Virginia Natural Resources Police Officers during the State Fair of West Virginia Aug. 8-17, 2019. The challenge will be administered by the West Virginia Natural Resource Police Officers Association (NRPOA).
Contestants must be West Virginia residents age 15 or older. The challenge can be quickly completed while visiting the NRPOA booth in the West Virginia Building. Contestants will represent their home Division of Natural Resources districts, which can be found on the inside front page of the West Virginia hunting or fishing regulations brochures.
Prizes will be awarded to the top scorer in each of the six districts with a grand prize going to the overall top scorer. The overall winner will also earn the prestigious title of the “2019 West Virginia DNR Mountaineer Sportsman” and will be presented a gift by the Natural Resource Police Officers Association. Also, all top six district finalists will have their names posted on the West Virginia Natural Resource Police Facebook page.