SOCIAL CIRCLE, GA (WTOC) - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division is asking for public to review proposed hunting regulation changes for the 2013-2015 hunting season.
The DNR has posted the proposed
changes online at www.gohuntgeorgia.com/Hunting/ProposedRegulations
they're also holding several public meetings to get input on the changes.
"The purpose of hunting
regulations is to manage renewable wildlife resources consistent with the scientific
principles of wildlife management while meeting public objectives for wise use
of these resources," said John Bowers, assistant chief of the Game Management
Section, in a statement. "At this point in the process, we are interested
in public comments specific to the proposed changes under consideration."
There public hearings will be held in April. The meetings take place at 7 p.m. at these locations:
April 23, 2013
Baldwin Agricultural College
Health Sciences Building
2802 Moore Highway
April 24, 2013
Roberts Chapel Auditorium
State Offices South at Tift College
300 Patrol Road
April 25, 2013
544 Highway 15 South
Meeting participants may present data, make a statement or comment, or offer a viewpoint or argument, either orally or in writing. Statements should be concise and allow permit everyone an opportunity to speak, according to the DNR.
Participants must register when they arrive at the meeting and notify the registering official that they plan to give a statement. Comments can also be submitted online or by U.S. mail. Comments must be received by 4:30 p.m. April 30.
Mail written statements to:
GA DNR/Wildlife Resources Division/Game Management Section
Attn: John W. Bowers
2070 U.S. Highway 278 S.E.
Social Circle, GA 30025
Submit comments online at this website: www.georgiawildlife.com/Hunting/SubmitComments
These meeting sites are
accessible to people with physical disabilities. To request sign language
interpretation or other auxiliary aids, contact John Bowers at (770) 918-6404
no later than 4:30 p.m. on April 12, 2013.
For more information or to view the proposed regulation changes, visit www.georgiawildlife.com/Hunting/regulations or contact Hunter Services at 770.761.3045.
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