WVFA Fall 2018

I N D U S T R Y N E W S 14 West Virginia Forestry Association Mountain State Forestry  | Fall 2018 www.wvfa.org Control-Hunt Halted GOV. JIM JUSTICE HAS TEMPORARILY HALTED A PLAN by the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources for a controlled deer hunt at Chief Logan State Park and has ordered the agency to do further research on the proposal and report back to him within 30 days. “I have become aware of concerns being voiced in Logan County as it pertains to this limited hunting proposal for Chief Logan State Park and I have asked DNR Director Stephen McDaniel to do further study on both sides of this issue and report back to me within 30 days,” Gov. Justice said on Friday. “I am an avid outdoorsman and I want to be sure the DNR has looked at every facet of this, get all the facts and scientific research and then present it to me for consideration,” Gov. Justice added. “We want to make a decision that balances the interests of all sides.” Those wishing to express their opinion can contact the Governor’s office via phone 304.558.2000 or at governor.wv.gov. 