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W.Va. officials present $65,000 check for Hunters Helping the Hungry program

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GASSAWAY, West Virginia — The Mountaineer Food Bank has received a $65,000 as part of the Hunters Helping the Hungry program.

West Virginia Division of Natural Resources Director Frank Jezioro presented the check on Wednesday afternoon in Gassaway for funds raised during the Eighth Annual Governor's One Shot Whitetail Hunt.

The event was held in late October at Stonewall Resort State Park near Roanoke in Lewis County.

It began in 2007 when then-Gov. Joe Manchin and other state governors participated in a similar event in Wyoming. Manchin decided to bring that experience to West Virginia.

So far the hunt has raised more than $450,000 including this year's donation. It supports the venison-donation program administered by the Mountaineer Food Bank in Gassaway.

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