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Game and Fish Commission to meet in Riverton

Commission will be asked to approve 2019 hunting seasons

4/8/2019 7:31:14 PM

Cheyenne -

The Wyoming Game and Fish Commission’s next meeting is April 23-24 in Riverton. The meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn, 900 East Sunset Dr. The public is invited to attend and provide input on important topics.

On April 22, the Commission and department staff will meet for a work session; there will be no official agency business conducted or decisions made. The public is invited to attend, but there will be no call to the public.

 Beginning on April 23, the Commission will be asked to vote to approve hunting season regulations for 2019 and big game highway crossing projects. The Commission will also hear informational presentations on department’s use of unmanned aircraft systems, 2019 grizzly bear legislation and impacts to management, gray wolf status, University of Wyoming research on mule deer and bighorn sheep, an overview of the fish hatchery system and a North Dakota wild pheasant capture for the Wyoming bird farm program. Additionally, the National Wild Turkey Federation will present the Commission with a donation for the Access Yes program. A full agenda is available on the Commission webpage.

 The public will have a chance to comment on each agenda item and they can speak to the Commission about any matter at the end of the day; an agenda can be found on the Commission webpage. The meeting will be live-streamed on the internet. Learn more and watch online.

The public also is invited to an open house beginning at 5:30 p.m. on April 23 at the Holiday Inn. The event is sponsored by the Wyoming Outdoor Weekend and Maven Outdoor Equipment Company. Youth guests are encouraged to attend. Youth who meet residency requirements and are at least 10 years of age will have the opportunity to win lifetime small game, bird and fishing licenses and Maven C.2 10x28 binoculars. Youth must be present at the time of the drawing to win. The Wyoming Outdoor Weekend, is an annual local event in Lander celebrating outdoor recreation in Fremont County; the event this year is  May 18-19 at the Lander Community and Convention Center. Maven Outdoor Equipment Company is an optics company located in Lander.

The State of Wyoming supports the Americans with Disabilities Act. Anyone needing auxiliary aids should contact the Game and Fish at (307) 777-4501. Every effort will be made for reasonable accommodations.

 

(Rebekah Fitzgerald (307) 777-2596)

- WGFD -

 

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