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West Virginia To Host Public Meetings on Hunting, Fishing Changes

From the West Virginia DNR

-- The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR) will hold 12 public meetings across the state in March to provide hunters, trappers, anglers, landowners and other interested parties an opportunity to review and comment on proposed 2009 hunting regulations for white-tailed deer, wild turkey, boar and black bear, proposed 2010-2011 general hunting and trapping regulations and proposed 2010 fishing regulations. These meetings will be held from 6-8 p.m. on March 16 and March 17, and the public is encouraged to attend.

"Again this year, these 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 biologists and conservation 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. Deadline for written comments is April 10, 2009. Anyone interested in attending the meetings scheduled in their areas should note the following list of meeting dates and locations:

Monday, March 16, 2009

* Fairmont -- East Fairmont High School (Commons Area)
* Martinsburg -- James Rumsey Technical Institute (Cafeteria)
* Summersville -- Summersville High School
* Lewisburg -- Brier Inn
* Milton -- West Virginia Pumpkin Park (4-H Building)
* Cairo -- North Bend State Park

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

* Glen Dale -- John Marshall High School
* Moorefield -- Moorefield Middle School (Cafeteria)
* Buckhannon -- Buckhannon-Upshur High School
* Mullens -- Twin Falls State Park (Chinquapin Room)
* Logan -- Chief Logan State Park Conference Center
* Parkersburg -- City Building/Judicial Annex

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