Comments Wanted on Mule Deer Permit Proposal

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The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will hold public hearings to take public comments on a proposed wildlife regulation change that would expand the Managed Lands Deer (MLD) permit program for white-tailed deer to include mule deer.

The MLD permit program is incentive-based and habitat-driven and is designed to facilitate deer herd management goals of landowners and land managers by having a more flexible season.

The public is invited to attend any of the following hearings and provide comment. All meetings are set for 7 p.m. ul>

  • Morton, April 28, County Room Downtown
  • Turkey, April 29, Senior Citizens Room at City Hall
  • Dumas, April 30, County Annex Room
  • Alpine, May 6, Brewster County Courthouse Annex
  • Fort Stockton, May 7, Small Community Building
  • Van Horn, May 8, Van Horn Convention Center
  • Iraan, May 12, Community Bldg. (6th Street)
  • Questions about the meetings or the proposed wildlife regulation change can be directed to TPWD staff at the Wildlife District office in Alpine (915) 837-2051, Kerrville (830) 896-2500, or Canyon (806) 655-3782.

    Individuals who cannot attend local public hearings can send their comments on the proposed regulation change to Robert Macdonald, TPWD, 4200 Smith School Road, Austin, TX, 78744; phone (512) 389-4775; email or by voicing comments at the TPW Commission meeting May 29 in Austin at TPWD Headquarters.

    If approved the TPW Commission, the proposed program will take effect September 1, 2003.