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 robert.macdonald@tpwd.state.tx.us 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.