Wyoming Game and Fish Department wants public input for 2014 hunting season

By: Chris Turner
By: Chris Turner

Cheyenne, WY (KGWN) - The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will hold a public meeting and a series of open houses throughout the Laramie Region to address 2014 hunting season proposals for big game, small game, game birds, waterfowl, and bison.
The Game and Fish Department is proposing to combine several hunt areas: antelope hunt areas 34, 35 and 36 into new hunt area 34; antelope hunt areas 38, 39, 40 and 104 into new hunt area 38; deer hunt areas 15, 16, 55 and 57 are being combined into new hunt area 15; and elk hunt areas 5 and 6 into new hunt area 6.

A public information gathering meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, March 31 at the Game and Fish Department headquarters office, 5400 Bishop Blvd. in Cheyenne. There will be a formal presentation of the Laramie Region hunting season proposals and management recommendations at this meeting.

During the open houses, Game and Fish personnel will be available to discuss the proposed 2014 hunting seasons for local hunt areas. Open houses will be held at the following locations:
•Wheatland: 6 p.m. Monday, March 24 at the Platte County Library, 904 9th Street.
•Torrington: 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 25 at the Platte Valley Bank, 2200 Main Street.
•Saratoga: 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, at the Saratoga Town Hall, 110 E. Spring Ave.
•Laramie: 6 p.m. Thursday, March 27 at Laramie Fire Station #3, 120 S. Johnson Street.

Written comments will be accepted through 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 1 at public meetings, Game and Fish regional offices or 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 in accordance with Chapter 1 Regulation Governing Access to Public Records. Signed written comments will be presented to the Game and Fish Commission prior to the public hearing at their April 22-23 meeting at the Oil and Gas Conservation Commission building in Casper.

The Game and Fish Department supports the Americans with Disabilities Act. Every effort will be made for reasonable accommodations by contacting the nearest Game and Fish office.


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