WGFD to hold meetings to discuss wolves, other regulations

(Jackson, Wyo.) – The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is holding public information gathering meetings and has opened a comment period to gather public input on proposed 2014 gray wolf hunting seasons, changes to license issuance and hunter safety regulations. The proposed 2014 gray wolf hunt area mortality quotas will be available on the Game and Fish website May 1 and discussed at the upcoming meetings. Hunting season dates are proposed to be similar to 2013 hunting seasons.

The Game and Fish is proposing to extend the deadline for nonresident landowner deer and antelope applications to May 15 and the regular nonresident deer and antelope application deadline to May 31. General sandhill crane licenses are also being proposed to only be available through the department’s website.

The Game and Fish is proposing to transfer the hunter safety regulation to Commission policy. The change is in keeping with the governor’s directive to reduce state regulations and will not alter the program. The crux of hunter safety language is in Wyoming statute. Interested parties are encouraged to attend one of the following public meetings:

License and Hunter Safety Regulations:

May 6 Jackson 6 p.m. Game and Fish Office

Gray Wolf Regulations:

May 7 Jackson 6:30 p.m. Ranch Inn Hotel

Gray Wolf, License and Hunter Safety Regulations

May 19 Pinedale 6 p.m. Game and Fish Office

Comments on all the proposed regulations can be made at public meetings, through the WGFD website athttp://wgfd.wyo.gov/web2011/HUNTING-1000179.aspx or by mailing: WGFD, Regulations, 3030 Energy Lane, Casper, WY 82604. Proposed regulations can be viewed at the same Internet site. Comments must be received by 5 p.m., May 30, 2014. All comments received during the comment period will be presented to the WGFD Commission prior to theirJuly 7-9, 2014 meeting in Dubois.

–Provided by the Wyoming Game & Fish Department