Master Archer returns to W.Va’s celebration of hunting and fishing

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ROANOKE, W.Va .– The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources and the West Virginia Wildlife Federation welcome back Byron Ferguson to the 2011 lineup during West Virginia’s Celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Day at Stonewall Resort State Park Sept. 24-25.

Ferguson will present his hour-long show at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Sept. 24, and at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sept. 25.

Ferguson took an interest in the longbow at the age of 12, first shooting out candles in the pitch-dark night to develop his skill.

He is able to shoot coins out of the air, split playing cards, and even shoot an arrow through a wedding ring in mid-air. Ferguson has performed in eight foreign countries and on dozens of television programs.

He visited Austria to shoot for the German version of MythBusters, History Channel’s Extreme Marksmen, and he performed all of the trick shots in the last Robin Hood movie.

In addition to Ferguson’s show, dozens of demonstrations and hands-on activities, as well as close to 100 vendors, will be available to visitors during both days.

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