Sheldon To Host DNR ICN Listening Session on Fall Hunting and Trapping Regulations
Date posted - February 28, 2013
Des Moines — The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is hosting public meetings over the Iowa Communications Network on March 7 from 6 to 9 p.m., to listen to the public’s thoughts on the hunting and trapping regulations for this fall, and one of the participating locations will be in Sheldon.
These meetings are part of the new process instituted for making rules in state government.
Dr. Dale Garner, chief of the DNR’s wildlife bureau says that any rule changes must be discussed with Iowa’s citizens who might be impacted by the changes before the rule changes are proposed. He says that the new process helps ensure that rule changes serve the public’s wishes and do not impact Iowa’s economy.
At each meeting DNR staff will facilitate a discussion about what went well last fall, what didn’t, and what changes hunters and trappers would like to see for this fall.
These discussions along with the data that the wildlife bureau collects on harvest and population numbers will be used to develop recommendations for any rule changes this fall. Any changes must be approved by the Natural Resource Commission and then go back to the public for further comment before taking effect next fall.
In addition to the one in Sheldon, meetings will also be held in Boone, Calmar, Cedar Falls, Chariton, Clinton, Council Bluffs, Creston, Dubuque, Fort Dodge, Johnston, Marshalltown, Mason City, Ottumwa, Sac City, Sergeant Bluff, Spencer, Tiffin and West Burlington.
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