Game & Fish working on 2018 hunt season

JACKSON HOLE, WYO –Wyoming Game and Fish Department is inviting the public to participate in the 2018 big game season setting process. This year’s regional season setting public meetings will be held in Thayne, Jackson and Pinedale.

Local Game and Fish biologists and wardens will be at all meetings to discuss big game population data collected this winter and any resulting season changes being proposed for next fall. Local wildlife managers say they are likely to be proposing big game hunting seasons similar to last year in most cases. Wildlife managers also will be available to discuss small game, game birds and waterfowl seasons.

This year, the Jackson meeting will be an open-house style meeting, as managers believe it to be a more productive format.

“Often attendees are only interested in a certain few hunting seasons and an open house style format allows them to discuss those with us without having to sit through presentations on all the other seasons,” said Jackson Region Wildlife Supervisor, Brad Hovinga. “We just feel it will be a better use of everyone’s time.”

The public is encouraged to attend one of the public meetings held in each Game and Fish region to discuss the proposals.

March 21, 6pm   Thayne        Elementary School
March 22, 6pm   Jackson      Teton County Library
March 22, 6pm   Pinedale     Game and Fish Regional Office

To accommodate those who can’t attend a meeting in person, online commenting forms and other related information can be found under the public meetings tab at: https://wgfd.wyo.gov/Get-Involved/Public-Meetings.

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