(02/15/2016)
For the first time West Virginians can buy deer meat right from the shelves in West Virginia stores.

Venison could be worth some big bucks as people have waited for it to be in stores for a long time.

The first place to sell venison in the state is the Wild Ramp in Huntington.

Anita and Mark Cobb have waited for this day for 15 years, raising deer on their Jackson County farm.

How soon other retailers will catch up is uncertain. "It's crazy the emotions we've had ever since the bill passed last year. It's been a long process just getting the business up and running," Anita Cobb said. The Cobb's own Safari meats, and now provide venison to stores and restaurants that local food customers can now buy.


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