WYG&F meeting to discuss 2008 hunting seasons April 1 in Pinedale
One of 8 public meetings being held throughout the state
by Wyoming Game & Fish Department
March 14, 2008
Hunters interested in getting a heads up on Wyoming Game and Fish Department proposals for 2008 hunting seasons and quotas are invited to attend any of the eight public meetings to be held throughout the state the first week of April.
During these information-gathering meetings, the Game and Fish will be soliciting input on all big game species, mountain lion, bison and on general hunting regulations. In addition, comments are being taken on proposed turkey, upland bird and small game and early migratory seasons and the Light Goose Conservation Order. Comments will also be taken on late migratory seasons for future consideration.
Chief Game Warden Jay Lawson said Game and Fish personnel are now in the process of monitoring and evaluating the effects the winter is having on wildlife. Lawson said some areas could have reduced quotas from last year on deer and antelope licenses dependant on the results of late winter wildlife surveys.
The Game and Fish is also proposing to add language to officially include the National Elk Refuge in the bison hunting regulations.
All interested parties are encouraged to attend one of the final public meetings held in each Game and Fish region discussing the proposals. The meetings start at 7 p.m. at the following locations:
April 1 Casper G&F Office
April 1 Cody Bighorn Federal Bank
April 1 Green River G&F Office
April 1 Laramie Albany County Library
April 1 Riverton Riverton Branch Library
April 1 Sheridan Sheridan College, C-Tel
April 1 Pinedale G&F Office
April 2 Jackson Antler Motel
Local meetings and open houses will be held prior to these meetings. Check with local Game and Fish offices for locations and times.
In addition to the meetings, a comment period has been opened to gatherinput on proposed seasons. Written comments will be accepted through 5 p.m. April 4, by mailing: Wyoming Game and Fish Department, Regulations, 3030 Energy Lane, Casper, WY 82604. Copies of the proposed regulations are available at the same address.
All comments will be presented to the Game and Fish Commission prior to the public hearing at their April 24-25 meeting at the Casper Game and Fish Office.
The Game and Fish supports the Americans with Disabilities Act. Every effort will be made for reasonable accommodations by contacting the nearest game and fish office.