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DNR Announces Public Meetings for Hunting Regulation Changes

jr turkey (2)The Maryland Department of Natural Resources will hold two public meetings to solicit comments on proposed hunting and trapping regulations for the State’s resident game species and selected migratory game birds for 2014-15 and 2015-16. DNR’s Wildlife and Heritage Service reevaluates the regulations for these game species every two years.  

Citizens may comment at one of the meetings listed below or, once the proposals are announced in early March, by email, letter, fax, phone and an online forum that will be available on the DNR website. Details on how to comment will be provided along with the proposed regulation changes announcement. Finalized seasons and bag limits will be announced in early April.

DNR will present the proposed regulations at the following meetings:

Tuesday, March 4 at 7 p.m. at Chesapeake College in Wye Mills: Chesapeake College is located on Maryland’s Eastern Shore off of Route 50 at 1000 College Circle, Wye Mills, 21679. The meeting will be held in the Cadby Theatre (Room H-103) located in the Kent Humanities Building (building No 3 on the Campus Map).

Thursday, March 6 at 7 p.m. at Mountain Ridge High School in Frostburg: Mountain Ridge High School is located at 100 Dr. Nancy S. Grasmick Lane in Frostburg. From I-68, take exit 34. Head North on Rt. 36 for 1.4 miles.  At the second traffic light, turn left onto Main Street, Route 40, and then left onto Rt. 36 South. Travel approximately 100 to 150 feet, and turn right into the school parking lot. The meeting will be held in the cafeteria.

Citizens with any questions may contact the Wildlife & Heritage Service at 410-260-8540.

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