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Joe Manchin III, Governor

Frank Jezioro, Director

News Release
For release:
March 1, 2005


Hoy Murphy , Public Information Officer (304) 558-3380

Contact: Curtis Taylor , Wildlife Resources Section Chief (304) 558-2771

Revised Catch and Release Regulations

For Slatyfork Section of Elk River


  The Natural Resources Commission approved an area description revision for the Slatyfork section of the Elk River Catch and Release Area in Pocahontas County at their quarterly meeting on February 13, 2005 .


  The revised regulation, effective immediately, will now read:


    4.6-mile section from the junction of Big Spring and Old

    Field forks downstream to the mouth of Dry Branch

    including Props Run and Big Run. Access is by foot

    from county routes 219/2 on the north and 219/12 on

    the south.


  Reference to “and all tributaries entering between these boundaries except Laurel Run” was removed by the Commission's approval of the revised regulation.


  New signs describing the catch and release area will be erected at the upper and lower boundaries as soon as possible. Additionally, signs identifying Props Run and Big Run will be placed so anglers will know the location of these streams.


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