California DFG to Discuss Mammal Hunting

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The Department of Fish and Game (DFG) has scheduled a meeting to solicit public comment regarding mammal hunting regulations for 2010. The meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 18 in the Yolo Wildlife Area Conference Room, 45211 County Road 32B, Davis.

Comments will be incorporated into a draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) that will evaluate and disclose the potential effects of hunting various game species on animal populations and the environment. DFG is preparing these documents in compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act.

In lieu of attending the meeting, interested parties can submit written comments either by e-mail to dupdike@dfg.ca.gov or by regular mail sent to:

Doug Updike
Wildlife Branch
California Department of Fish and Game
1812 9th Street
Sacramento, CA 95811

All comments must be postmarked by Nov. 28.

The draft documents are scheduled for release on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010; a 45-day comment period will immediately follow. The final document will be certified by the Fish and Game Commission in April 2010.