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CHARLESTON, WV (WBOY) – West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice introduced on Wednesday that West Virginians who buy their 2021 searching and fishing licenses will probably be entered right into a contest the place they might win a free lifetime license.
In response to Gov. Justice’s workplace, anybody who purchases a 2021 Class X, Class XJ, Class XP, Class X3 and Class XP3 license within the month of December will robotically be entered to win certainly one of two grand prizes of a free lifetime license, certainly one of 4 trip getaways at a West Virginia state park, or certainly one of eight West Virginia Division of Pure Sources reward baggage.
“The potential of choosing up all of those prizes, however particularly the lifetime license, is big-time in West Virginia,” Gov. Justice stated. “We encourage everybody to enroll and get your searching and fishing license for the upcoming 12 months.”
The discharge said that this 12 months, new licenses will probably be accessible to buy for the primary time. These licenses embrace the X Plus (Class XP), an annual license that additionally contains the trout stamp, the X 3-Yr (Class X3), a three-year Sportsman license and the X Plus 3-Yr (Class XP3), a three-year Sportsman license that additionally contains the trout stamp.
West Virginians who buy a 2021 Class X3 or Class XP3 license through the contest will obtain three entries into the lifetime license giveaway and also will have the yearly transaction charges from years two and three excluded from the value, based on the discharge.
“I’m an actual hunter and an actual fisherman and I’ve achieved that my total life. I nonetheless attempt to observe a fowl canine round and chase a grouse right here and there. I nonetheless attempt to crawl round and catch just a little native Brook Trout. I can by no means let you know what a pleasure it has been, by my life, to be within the woods, to be on our waters, and to get pleasure from West Virginia,” Gov. Justice stated. “It’s been an incredible blessing and I might inform everybody on the market, for crying out loud, get yourselves out and benefit from the outside on this phenomenal state. Take a child and introduce her or him into one thing that may instill calmness and beautifulness of their hearts and recollections eternally.”
“I wish to thank the Governor for all that he’s achieved to assist us promote out of doors recreation throughout this pandemic,” stated DNR Director Stephen McDaniel. “He’s continued to encourage West Virginians to get out and benefit from the nice outside, and we’ve seen extra people doing so than ever earlier than. It’s actually been unbelievable to see the participation proceed to develop on our public lands and see increasingly people launched to the wonderful out of doors recreation we have now accessible in our personal yard.”
The discharge said that license gross sales started on Dec. 1, and people who buy a 2021 Class X, Class XJ, Class XP, Class X3 or Class XP3 license earlier than Jan. 1, 2021, both on-line at www.wvhunt.com or by a licensed retailer, will probably be robotically entered to win. The prize drawing is sponsored by the West Virginia DNR and the West Virginia Tourism workplace, based on the discharge
Officers stated that the prizes embrace a Lifetime Sportsman Searching, Trapping and Fishing License (Class AB-L), 4 in a single day stays at West Virginia State Parks and eight reward baggage stuffed with unique West Virginia Gold Rush merchandise. Winners will probably be introduced in early January, the discharge said.
To view prize descriptions, learn to buy a license as a present, or see full contest guidelines, go to www.wvdnr.gov/giveaway. The WVDNR reminds West Virginians to observe all hunting, fishing, and trapping regulations and to at all times apply security when partaking in out of doors actions.
Along with the announcement of the competition, Gov. Justice took a second to thank all West Virginians who registered for organ donation when buying their searching and fishing licenses up to now 12 months.
The discharge additionally said that December 11 will mark the one-year anniversary of the state’s partnership with CORE (Middle for Organ Restoration and Info.) The partnership between the West Virginia Division of Pure Sources and CORE has allowed greater than 25,000 West Virginians to register for organ donation after they buy a searching and fishing license, based on the discharge.
“When West Virginia, one 12 months in the past, offered an organ donation possibility in it’s searching and fishing license utility, this state was one of many first to take action, solidifying its place as a frontrunner in organ donation,” stated Colleen Sullivan, Director of Communications for CORE. “Right now…we’re celebrating the partnership between CORE, Donate Life West Virginia, the West Virginia Division of Pure Sources, and Governor Justice, which made this registration possibility even potential.
“We’re additionally celebrating the 25,000 West Virginians who’ve chosen to hunt, fish, donate life, and have signed as much as be organ donors when shopping for these licenses,” Sullivan continued. “We’re celebrating the 1000’s of lives probably saved and healed with every of these registrations…and, most significantly, we’re giving hope to the 500 West Virginians who’re, proper now, ready for a life-saving transplant.”
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