From the Ohio Department of Natural Resources
-- COLUMBUS, OH - The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife invites the public to its annual Open Houses on Sunday, March 1, 2009, from noon until 3 p.m.
"Anyone interested in providing input and participating in Ohio's professional wildlife management process is welcome," said David M. Graham, chief of the ODNR Division of Wildlife. Graham adds that fish and wildlife biologists along with law enforcement officers will be on hand to answer questions.
Open houses are scheduled for the same day and time in Akron, Athens, Columbus, Findlay and Xenia. Public input gathered at these open houses will be forwarded to the division's central office in Columbus, where it is considered during the formulation of 2009-2010 fishing, hunting and trapping regulations.
For more information or directions to the open house, residents can call 1-800-WILDLIFE (945-3543). Proposals and directions also can be accessed via the Internet at wildohio.com.
A statewide hearing on all of the proposed rules will be held at 9 a.m. March 5 at the wildlife division's District One Office, 1500 Dublin Road, Columbus. After considering public input, the Ohio Wildlife Council will vote on the proposed rules during its April 1 meeting.
March 1 Open House Location Information
Wildlife District One Office, 1500 Dublin Road, Columbus
Wildlife District Two Office, 952 Lima Avenue, Findlay
Wildlife District Three Office, 912 Portage Lakes Drive, Akron
Wildlife District Four Office, 360 E State Street, Athens
Greene County Fish and Game Club, 1538 Union Road, Xenia
Visit the ODNR web site at www.ohiodnr.com.