CHEYENNE - The public comment period on the proposed 2012 sage grouse season regulation has been extended to April 24.
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is proposing a Sept. 15-30 sage grouse season, with a daily limit of two birds and a possession limit of four. The department is also proposing to close the season in area 4 in northeast Wyoming, which includes Sheridan, Johnson and Campbell counties and the western portions of Crook and Weston counties.
"Because proposing to close the sage grouse hunting season in northeast Wyoming is generating an increased number of public comments, we are extending the sage grouse comment period to make sure the public has ample time to review the hunting regulation and provide comment," said Scott Edberg, assistant chief game warden.
To comment on the proposed 2012 sage grouse season regulation, send your written comments to:
Wyoming Game and Fish Department
Attn: Sage Grouse Regulations
3030 Energy Lane
All comments must be received by 5 p.m. April 24, 2012. Click Here for more details.
Interested parties can also comment in person on sage grouse and all other proposed 2012 hunting seasons when theGame and Fish Commission addresses the proposals at their meeting April 25 at the Oil and Gas Commission Building in Casper. Tentatively, hunting season proposals are scheduled to be presented to the Game and Fish Commissionbeginning mid-morning on April 25.
(Contact: Scott Edberg (307) 473-3400)