Public DNR Meeting Set For April 3rd

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The Iowa DNR is hosting a public meeting to discuss a number of new proposed regulations covering deer hunting, fall wild turkey hunting, and waterfowl seasons. The meeting will be conducted over the Iowa Communications Network (ICN) on Thursday, April 3 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

"This is an opportunity for our hunters and people who support wildlife to give us some feedback on these regulations," said Richard Bishop, chief of the DNR's wildlife bureau. "We will go over the proposed regulations and take comments from anyone willing to speak, then, if there is any time remaining, we will open the discussion to other topics."

The changes to the deer rule include increasing the number of antlerless only permits and expansion of the January season.

Changes to the fall turkey hunting regulations include increasing the number of licenses available to hunters.

Waterfowl season changes include the addition of urban Canada goose hunting zones and possible changes in season dates and bag limits.

The DNR will have staff members from the wildlife bureau at each site to help with the meeting.

Local meeting locations can be found here.