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Public Comment Sought for Hunting and Trapping Seasons

Input Taken Beginning Feb. 3; Public Meetings Scheduled

Photo of man hunting with his retrieverThe Maryland Department of Natural Resources in February will accept public comment on proposed changes to the 2020-2022 hunting and trapping seasons. Included in the proposals are concepts related to the 2020-2021 Migratory Game Bird Seasons. 

Through the past several months, the department has presented a variety of management concepts to internal and external stakeholders representing a diverse group of staff, citizens, and advisers.

“We are now pleased to present the current concepts for further public review and input,” Wildlife and Heritage Service Director Paul Peditto said. “We look forward to this phase of the public process as it always helps inform and further refine our proposals.”   

The public can view the proposed regulations and comment online from Feb. 3 through Feb. 24. The department will also accept feedback by phone at 410-260-8540, by fax at 410-260-8596, or in writing to Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife and Heritage Service, 580 Taylor Avenue, E-1, Annapolis, Maryland, 21401.

The proposals will also be presented and discussed in person at the following public meetings:

Wye Mills: Feb. 10 at 7 p.m.
Chesapeake College, 1000 College Circle, Wye Mills
Room 127 in the Health Professions and Athletics Center

Hagerstown: Feb. 11 at 7 p.m.
South Hagerstown High School, 1101 S Potomac St, Hagerstown. Follow signs to the meeting location. 

Citizens with any questions may contact the department at 410-260-8540.