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Maryland DNR Wants Input from Hunters Concerning Proposed Regulation Changes

From Maryland Department of Natural Resources

-- The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will hold three public meetings to solicit comments on proposed hunting and trapping regulations for resident game species and selected migratory game birds for both the 2008-2009 and 2009-2010 hunting license year.

DNR's Wildlife and Heritage Service adopts hunting and trapping regulations for resident game species and certain migratory birds on a biennial schedule.

"We look forward to discussing our proposals with hunters, trappers and other citizens interested in Maryland's wildlife resources," said Paul A. Peditto, Wildlife and Heritage Service director.

"We have been working on these proposals with a variety of our stakeholders since early February in an effort to keep our regulation changes relevant to the needs and activities of Maryland's citizens and visitors."

Citizens are encouraged to comment on the proposed regulations via the internet, postal mail, telephone, or fax until 4 p.m. on Friday, March 21, 2008.

Written comments should be sent to Paul A. Peditto, director, DNR Wildlife and Heritage Service, Tawes State Office Building E-1, Annapolis, MD, 21401, faxed to 410-260-8596 or emailed to customerservice@dnr.state.md.us. Citizens may also call 410-260-8540 or toll-free in Maryland at 877-620-8DNR, ext. 8540.

The proposed regulations and public comments received online can be viewed at http://www.dnr.state.md.us/wildlife/comments/Hunt_Proposal.asp.

Details on the public comment meetings where DNR will present on the proposed regulations are below.

Tuesday, March 11 at 7 p.m.
Annapolis Senior High School
2700 Riva Road in Annapolis (Anne Arundel County)
Directions: From Rt. 50, take Exit 22, Riva Road, Rt. 665. Take Riva Road South for approx. 0.8 miles. Turn right at Arundel Olympic Swim Center. School is in the back on your left.

Thursday, March 13 at 7 p.m.
Ft. Hill High School
500 Greenway Avenue in Cumberland (Allegany County)
Directions: From I-68 take Exit 44 (Baltimore Ave. & Willowbrook Rd.). From the east turn left on Willowbrook Road. From west turn right on Willowbrook Road. Go to the stop sign and turn right on Williams Rd. Take Williams Rd. to the top of the hill and turn left on Avendale Ave.

Tuesday, March 18 at 7 p.m.
Parkside High School
1015 Beaglin Park Drive in Salisbury (Wicomico County)
Directions: From US-50 east bound turn right onto Beaglin Park Drive. From US-50 west bound, turn left onto Beaglin Park Drive and Parkside High School is about 1.2 miles on left.

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