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GASSAWAY, W.Va. (AP) -- The head of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources is set to present a check to the Mountaineer Food Bank as part of the Hunters Helping the Hungry program.

Director Frank Jezioro is scheduled to present the check on Wednesday afternoon in Gassaway for funds raised during the Sixth 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.

The money raised helps to offset processing and distribution costs of deer donated through the program that distributes the deer meat to food pantries, churches and other groups.

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