Cumberland Times-News

February 16, 2013

W.Va. schedules hunting, fishing regulation meetings


Cumberland Times-News

— SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources will conduct 12 public meetings across the state in March to provide hunters, trappers, anglers and landowners an opportunity to review and comment on proposed 2013 hunting regulations for white-tailed deer, wild turkey, black bear and boar and proposed 2014 fishing regulations.

Among these meetings is one on March 18, at the James Rumsey Technical Institute’s cafeteria in Martinsburg  and March 19 at the Moorefield Middle School’s cafeteria. Both are 6 to 8 p.m.

“The public meetings have been designed to use an open-house format,” said 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 Natural Resource Police 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 be encouraged. Deadline for written comments is April 5.