Hunting Seasons Discussed at Public Meetings

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Moderate increases in some deer and antelope quotas and adding and expanding some hunt areas highlight public hunting season and regulation meetings to be held across the state in late March and early April.

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is proposing to list the Pine Bluffs Rest Area as an established check station to facilitate the possible future operation of check stations at the location. Proposed new hunt areas are elk area 130 immediately south of Rawlins and moose area 44 east of Flaming Gorge Reservoir. Moose area 38, which encompasses the Snowy Range, would be expanded to include the Vedauwoo/Pole Mountain area east of Laramie.

The Game and Fish is proposing to lift the 4-point or better restriction in deer hunt areas 91-97.

Hunters are alerted upland game bird seasons were set in 2004 for three years, so these seasons will not be discussed this year. Early migratory game bird seasons will be discussed and the Game and Fish will take comments on late migratory seasons and regulations for future consideration.

These final regional meetings start at 7 p.m. at the following locations:
March 30 Laramie Albany County Library
April 3 Cody Bighorn Federal Bank
April 3 Green River G&F Office
April 3 Riverton Fremont County Library
April 4 Casper G&F Office
April 4 Jackson Antler Motel
April 4 Sheridan C-Tel Auditorium, Sheridan College

Local meetings and open houses will be held prior to these meetings beginning March 23. Check with local Game and Fish offices for locations and times.

If unable to attend a meeting, written comments will be accepted through 5 p.m. April 6 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.

All comments will be presented to the Game and Fish Commission prior to the public hearing at their April 25-26 meeting at the Casper Game and Fish Office.

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