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Public Input Sought on Maryland’s Proposed Hunting and Trapping Regulations

Father and son show off a huge trukey they harvested. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources invites citizens to comment on the proposed changes to the 2014-15 and 2015-16 hunting and trapping seasons now through 4 p.m. on March 17, 2014. DNR’s Wildlife and Heritage Service reevaluates the regulations for select resident game species every two years to ensure best management.

Participants can view the proposed regulations and comment online at DNR is also accepting feedback by telephone to 410-260-8540 (toll free 877-620-8DNR ext. 8540); fax to 410-260-8596; and written mail to Karina Stonesifer, Acting Director, DNR Wildlife and Heritage Service, Tawes State Office Building E-1, Annapolis, MD, 21401.

The proposals will be presented and open for comment at the following public 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 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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