Tell West Virginia Officials Your Hunting Season Ideas!

The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources will hold 12 public meetings in March to hear thoughts and comments about hunting season proposals.

The meetings provide hunters, trappers, anglers, landowners and other interested parties an opportunity to review and comment on proposed 2013 hunting regulations for white-tailed deer, wild turkey, black bear and boar, proposed 2014-2015 general hunting and trapping regulations, proposed amphibian and reptile regulations, and proposed 2014 fishing regulations.

These meetings will be held from 6 – 8 p.m. on March 18 and March 19, and the public is encouraged to attend.

“The public meetings have been designed to use an open house format,’” said DNR Director Frank Jezioro. “This informal meeting style allows people to attend at their convenience during the scheduled meeting times, learn of proposed regulation changes, discuss these proposals with Wildlife Resources biologists and Natural Resource Police Officers and comment on the proposed regulations and other wildlife-related issues.”

As in the past, written comments from the public on these proposed hunting, trapping and fishing regulations will also be encouraged. Deadline for written comments is April 5. Anyone interested in attending the meetings scheduled in their areas should note the list of dates and locations:

Monday, March 18:
· Fairmont – East Fairmont High School (Commons Area)
· Martinsburg – James Rumsey Technical Institute (Cafeteria)
· Summersville – Nicholas County High School
· Lewisburg – Quality Inn (Conference Room)
· Milton – West Virginia Pumpkin Park (Office Building)
· Harrisville – 4-H Camp

Tuesday, March 19:
· Glen Dale – John Marshall High School (Cafeteria)
· Moorefield – Moorefield Middle School (Cafeteria)
· Elkins – DNR Operations Center
· Beckley – Beckley-Raleigh County Convention Center
· Logan – Chief Logan State Park Conference Center
· Parkersburg – City Building (Lobby)