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Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor
Frank Jezioro, Director

News Release: February 15, 2012

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Hoy Murphy, Public Information Officer (304) 957-9365 hoy.r.murphy@wv.gov


Curtis Taylor, Wildlife Resources Section  Chief 304-558-2771 DNR.Wildlife@wv.gov

WVDNR Announces Dates for Annual Public Meetings on Proposed Hunting, Fishing and Trapping Regulations

            SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR) will hold 12 public meetings across the state to provide hunters, trappers, anglers, landowners and other interested parties an opportunity to review and comment on proposed 2012 hunting regulations for white-tailed deer, black bear, wild turkey and boar, proposed 2013-2014 general hunting and trapping regulations, and proposed 2013 fishing regulations. These meetings will be held on March 12 and March 13 from 6 - 8 p.m., and the public is encouraged to attend.

            “The public meetings have been designed to use an ‘Open House’ format,” said DNR Director Frank Jezioro.  “This informal meeting style allows people to attend at their convenience during the scheduled meeting times, learn of proposed regulation changes, discuss these proposals with wildlife and fisheries biologists and Natural Resource Police Officers and comment on the proposed regulations and other wildlife-related issues.”

            As in the past, written comments from the public on these proposed hunting, trapping and fishing regulations will also be encouraged. The deadline for written comments is April 6, 2012.  Anyone interested in attending the meetings scheduled in their areas should note the following list of meeting dates and locations:

Monday, March 12, 2012:

  • Fairmont – East Fairmont High School (Commons Area)
  • Martinsburg – James Rumsey Technical Institute (Cafeteria)
  • Summersville – Summersville High School
  • Lewisburg – Quality Inn (Conference Room)
  • Milton – West Virginia Pumpkin Park (Office Building)
  • Spencer – Heritage Building

Tuesday, March 13, 2012:

  • Glen Dale – John Marshall High School
  • Moorefield – Moorefield Middle School (Cafeteria)
  • Elkins – DNR Operations Center
  • Mullens – Twin Falls Resort State Park (Lodge)
  • Logan – Chief Logan State Park (Conference Center)
  • Parkersburg – City Building (Lobby)