Meetings to focus on wildlife regulations
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is holding a public meeting to gather input on proposed 2014 gray wolf hunting seasons, changes to license issuance, and hunter safety regulations. The meeting will be at 6:00 p.m. on May 22 at the Dubois Headwaters Arts and Conference Center (20 Stalnaker St.).
Draft regulations, including the proposed 2014 gray wolf hunt area mortality quotas, are available on the Game and Fish website. http://wgfd.wyo.gov/web2011/wgfd-1001683.aspx
Some of the other changes include proposing to extend the deadline for nonresident landowner deer and antelope applications to May 15 and the regular nonresident deer and antelope application deadline to May 31. General sandhill crane licenses are also being proposed to only be available through the department’s website.
The Game and Fish is also proposing to transfer the hunter safety regulation to Commission policy. The change is in keeping with the governor’s directive to reduce state regulations and will not alter the program. The crux of hunter safety language is in Wyoming statute. Interested parties are encouraged to attend the public meeting.
Comments on all the proposed regulations can be made at public meetings, through the WGFD website at http://wgfd.wyo.gov/web2011/wgfd-1001683.aspx or by mailing: WGFD, Regulations, 3030 Energy Lane, Casper, WY 82604. Comments must be received by 5 p.m., May 30, 2014. All comments received during the comment period will be presented to the WGFD Commission prior to their July 7-9, 2014 meeting in Dubois.
–Wyoming Game and Fish Dept.