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Public input needed for 2015 Wyoming hunting seasons

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will conduct six open-house meetings throughout the Bighorn Basin and one final meeting in Cody to discuss 2015 hunting season proposals for game birds and big game.

During the open houses, Game and Fish personnel will be available to discuss the proposed 2015 hunting seasons for local hunt areas. A formal meeting, during which statewide seasons may be discussed, will be held from 6-8 p.m. March 26 at the Big Horn Federal Bank in Cody. In addition to hunting season proposals, herd unit population objectives for the Greybull River deer herd (hunt areas 124 and 165), Carter Mountain antelope herd (hunt areas 78, 81, and 82), and Devil's Canyon bighorn sheep herd (Hunt area 12) will be discussed.

Wildlife management coordinator Tim Woolley said that public input is valued and an important part of the season setting process. "We encourage the public to take this opportunity to participate in wildlife management by attending a local meeting," Woolley said. "To accommodate those who can't attend a meeting in-person, presentations, online commenting forms and other related information will be posted under the public meetings tab at: wgfd.wyo.gov."

Meetings are scheduled for:

March 19, Thermopolis, Museum and Cultural Center, 6-8 p.m.

March 19, Powell, Park County Fairgrounds, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

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March 19, Greybull, Town Hall, 6-8 p.m.

March 23, Meeteetse, Senior Center, 6-8 p.m.

March 24, Worland, Washakie County Fairgrounds, 6-8 p.m.

March 25, Lovell, Fire Hall, 6-8 p.m.

March 26, Cody, Big Horn Federal Basement, 6-8 p.m.

Written comments may be submitted at the meetings, online, or by mail to: Wyoming Game and Fish Department, Attn: Regulations 3030 Energy Lane, Casper, WY 82604. Written comments must be received by 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 1.

The State of Wyoming supports the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Every effort will be made for reasonable accommodations by contacting the nearest Game and Fish office.

–Wyoming Game & Fish