The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources will host 12 public meetings across the state to provide hunters, trappers, anglers, landowners and other interested parties an opportunity to review and comment on proposed 2012 hunting regulations for white-tailed deer, black bear, wild turkey and boar, proposed 2013-2014 general hunting and trapping regulations, and proposed 2013 fishing regulations.
These meetings will be from 6 to 8 p.m. March 12 and 13, and the public is encouraged to attend. Local meetings are set for the cafeteria at Moorefield Middle School and the DNR Operations Center at Elkins.
"The public meetings have been designed to use an 'open house' format," said DNR Director Frank Jezioro. "This informal meeting style allows people to attend at their convenience during the scheduled meeting times, learn of proposed regulation changes, discuss these proposals with wildlife and fisheries biologists and natural resource police officers and comment on the proposed regulations and other wildlife-related issues."
As in the past, written comments from the public on these proposed hunting, trapping and fishing regulations will also be encouraged. The deadline for written comments is April 6.