By writer to woay.com
CHARLESTON, WV (WOAY)- Gov. Jim Justice introduced at this time that West Virginians can now buy their 2021 looking and fishing licenses, which is able to enter them right into a prize drawing. Anybody who purchases a 2021 Class X, Class XJ, Class XP, Class X3 and Class XP3 license within the month of December will mechanically be entered to win considered one of two grand prizes of a free lifetime license, considered one of 4 trip getaways at a West Virginia state park, or considered one of eight West Virginia Division of Pure Assets present bag.
“The opportunity of selecting up all of those prizes, however particularly the lifetime license, is big-time in West Virginia,” Gov. Justice mentioned. “We encourage everybody to enroll and get your looking and fishing license for the upcoming 12 months.”
This 12 months, new licenses shall be obtainable to buy for the primary time. These licenses embody the X Plus (Class XP), an annual license that additionally contains the trout stamp, the X 3-12 months (Class X3), a three-year Sportsman license and the X Plus 3-12 months (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 worth.
“I’m an actual hunter and an actual fisherman and I’ve executed that my complete life. I nonetheless attempt to observe a chicken canine round and chase a grouse right here and there. I nonetheless attempt to crawl round and catch a bit native Brook Trout. I can by no means let you know what a pleasure it has been, via my life, to be within the woods, to be on our waters, and to get pleasure from West Virginia,” Gov. Justice mentioned. “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 open air on this phenomenal state. Take a child and introduce her or him into one thing that may instill a calmness and beautifulness of their hearts and reminiscences perpetually.”
“I need to thank the Governor for all that he’s executed to assist us promote out of doors recreation throughout this pandemic,” mentioned DNR Director Stephen McDaniel. “He’s continued to encourage West Virginians to get out and benefit from the nice open air, and we’ve seen extra of us doing so than ever earlier than. It’s really been unbelievable to see the participation proceed to develop on our public lands and see increasingly more of us launched to the superb out of doors recreation we have now obtainable in our personal yard.”
License gross sales started on Dec. 1, 2020. Those that 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 via a licensed retailer, shall be mechanically entered to win. The prize drawing is sponsored by the West Virginia Division of Pure Assets and the West Virginia Tourism Workplace.
Prizes embody a Lifetime Sportsman Searching, Trapping, and Fishing License (Class AB-L), 4 in a single day stays at West Virginia State Parks, and eight present baggage stuffed with unique West Virginia Gold Rush merchandise. Winners shall be introduced in early-January.
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 all the time observe security when participating in out of doors actions.
Moreover, Gov. Justice thanked all West Virginians who’ve registered for organ donation when buying their looking and fishing licenses prior to now 12 months.
Dec. 11 will mark the 1-year anniversary of the state’s partnership with CORE (Middle for Organ Restoration & Info). The partnership between the West Virginia Division of Pure Assets and CORE has allowed greater than 25,00zero West Virginians to register for organ donation once they buy a looking & fishing license.
When West Virginia, one 12 months in the past, offered an organ donation possibility in it’s looking and fishing license software, this state was one of many first to take action, solidifying its place as a frontrunner in organ donation,” mentioned Colleen Sullivan, Director of Communications for CORE. “At this time…we’re celebrating the partnership between CORE, Donate Life West Virginia, the West Virginia Division of Pure Assets, and Governor Justice, which made this registration possibility even potential.
“We’re additionally celebrating the 25,00zero 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 hundreds 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.”
— to woay.com