Public input needed for 2018 hunting seasons

Wyoming Game and Fish Department will conduct six open-house meetings throughout the Bighorn Basin with one final meeting in Worland to discuss 2018 hunting season proposals for game birds and big game.

During the open houses, Game and Fish personnel will be available to discuss the proposed 2018 hunting seasons for local hunt areas.The final formal meeting, during which statewide seasons may be discussed, will be held from 6-8 p.m. April 2 at the Washakie County Fairgrounds in Worland.

Wildlife Management Coordinator Tim Woolley said that public input is valued and an important part of the season setting process. “Weencourage the public to take this opportunity to attend a local meeting,” Woolley said. “To accommodate those who can’t attend a meeting in-person, online commenting forms and other related information will be posted under the Get Involved tabat”

Meetings are scheduled for:

March 21         Cody, Big Horn Federal Bank, 6-8 p.m.

March 21         Greybull, Town Hall, 6-8 p.m.

March 21         Thermopolis, Big Horn Federal Bank, 6-8 p.m.

March 22         Meeteetse, Conservation District office, 6-8 p.m.

March 22         Powell, Big Horn Federal Bank, 6-8 p.m.

March 27         Lovell, Fire Hall, 6-8 p.m.

April 2             Worland, Washakie County Fairgrounds, 6-8 p.m.

Written comments may be submitted at the meetings, online or by mail to: Wyoming Game and Fish Department, Attn: Regulations, 3030 Energy Lane, Casper, WY 82604.   All written comments must be received by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 4, 2018, and are provided to the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission and field personnel for review.

The State of Wyoming supports the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Every effort will be made for reasonable accommodations by contacting the Cody Region Game and Fish office.