Shooting exhibitions scheduled at Stonewall Jackson State Park

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            ROANOKE, W.Va. – Archery and shotgun shooting exhibitions will be showcased at the 2013 West Virginia’s Celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Day at Stonewall Resort State Park Sept. 28 and 29.

            Gould Brothers Exhibition Shooting (GBX) from Minnesota will be doing one show a day Saturday 5 – 6 p.m. and Sunday 4 – 5 p.m. The Gould Brothers perform highly entertaining live exhibition shooting shows. GBX promotes shooting and hunting sports, conservation, gun safety and living with a purpose. From Aaron’s one-handed pushup shot to Steve’s limbo shot, the unique two-person throw and load shots, this performance is unlike any seen before.  www.gbxshooting.com

Byron 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 midair. 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. Ferguson will present his hour-long show at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday and at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sunday. www.byronferguson.com

In addition to the Gould Brothers and Byron Ferguson, Curtis Fleming from Fly Rod Chronicles, featured on the Sportsman’s Channel, will be conducting a meet and greet Sunday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fleming, a West Virginia native, travels the world doing what he loves, promoting fly fishing. In addition, there will be dozens of demonstrations and hands-on activities, as well as close to 100 vendors available.

Admission to the two-day event is $6 for anyone 16 and older.  Children 15 and younger are admitted free. For a complete listing and schedule, visit the Division of Natural Resources website at www.wvdnr.gov/nhfd/.

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