CHEYENNE - Wolf seasons for 2014 and a proposal to change the longstanding March 15 nonresident deer and antelope deadline to May 31 are among the proposals to be discussed at a series of information gathering meetings to be held across the state in May.
The proposed 2014 gray wolf hunt area mortality quotas will be available and discussed at public meetings held around the state. Hunting season dates are proposed to be similar to 2013 hunting seasons.
In addition, the Game and Fish is proposing to extend the deadline for nonresident landowner deer and antelope applications to May 15 and the regular nonresident deer and antelope application deadline to May 31. General sandhill crane licenses are also being proposed to only be available through the department’s website.
Also, the Game and Fish is proposing to transfer the hunter safety regulation to Commission policy. The change is in keeping with the governor’s directive to reduce state regulations and will not alter the program. The crux of hunter safety language is in Wyoming statute.
Interested parties are encouraged to attend one of the following public meetings:
Gray Wolf, License and Hunter Safety Regulations
May 1 Laramie 6 p.m. Game and Fish Office
May 7 Sheridan 3 p.m. Game and Fish Office
May 19 Pinedale 6 p.m. Game and Fish Office
May 20 Casper 6 p.m. Game and Fish Office
May 20 Green River 6 p.m. Game and Fish Office
May 22 Dubois 6 p.m. Headwaters Arts & Conference Center
License and Hunter Safety Regulations Only
May 5 Cody 5 p.m. Game and Fish Office
May 6 Jackson 6 p.m. Game and Fish Office
Gray Wolf Regulations Only
May 7 Jackson 6:30 p.m. Ranch Inn Hotel
May 15 Cody 6 p.m. Bighorn Federal Bank
Comments on all the proposed regulations can be made at public meetings, through the WGFD website at wgfd.wyo.gov or by mailing: WGFD, Regulations, 3030 Energy Lane, Casper, WY 82604. Proposed regulations can be viewed at the same Internet site. Comments must be received by 5 p.m., May 30, 2014.
All comments received during the comment period will be presented to the WGFD Commission prior to their July 7-9, 2014 meeting in Dubois.
The Game and Fish supports the Americans with Disabilities Act. Every effort will be made for reasonable accommodations.
(Contact: Jeff Obrecht (307) 777-4532)