Frank Jezioro

11:51 am
Tue January 6, 2015

Former DNR Director Named Senator's New Liason

Former WVDNR Director Frank Jezioro buys the first Senior Lifetime Hunting and Fishing License from Felicia Boykins
Credit WVDNR

Senator Joe Manchin has appointed the former state director of the division of natural resources to a new, elevated post. 

Manchin named West Virginia's former director of the Division of Natural Resources Frank Jezioro the senator's new liaison to sportsmen and natural resources. Manchin was recently tapped to serve as co-chair of the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus and will hold a position on the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources in the new Congress.

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Division of Natural Resources
9:27 am
Fri January 2, 2015

Gov. Tomblin Names New W.Va. Natural Resources Director


Governor Earl Ray Tomblin has named Robert A. Fala as director of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources.

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Division of Natural Resources
10:03 am
Fri December 19, 2014

Frank Jezioro, W.Va. Natural Resources Director, to Retire


West Virginia Division of Natural Resources director Frank Jezioro is retiring at the end of the year.

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5:00 pm
Fri December 12, 2014

Buck Kills During W.Va. Deer Season Down

Credit Scott Baue / U.S. Department of Agriculture

Hunters killed nearly 37,280 bucks during West Virginia's two-week firearm season. That's down 34 percent from the 56,523 bucks killed in the 2013 season.

Division of Natural Resources Director Frank Jezioro said Friday that bad weather and an excellent acorn crop this fall contributed to lower hunter success.

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Deer Farming
4:03 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

Senator Supports Legislation Promoting Deer Farms

Sen. Daniel Hall
Credit West Virginia Legislative Photography

A Senate Committee saw controversy as House Bill 4286 was discussed.

The bill pulls the state deer farming program from the oversight of the Division of Natural Resources and puts it under the Department of Agriculture.

“The DNR has been doing everything in their power in recent years to squash that entire industry. They will not promote it, they’re trying to kill it,” said Sen. Daniel Hall in support of the legislation.

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