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Public comment sought on black bear season changes

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The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will hold a public meeting at 6 p.m.. Dec. 1 at the Lander Regional Office (260 Buena Vista Dr) to discuss proposed changes to Chapter 3, Black Bear Hunting Seasons. Game and Fish personnel will provide insight into black bear management and population trends, as well as discussing proposed statewide and regional regulation changes. All interested parties are encouraged to attend.

Large Carnivore Biologist Dan Bjornlie said proposed changes address bait site registration and provide the opportunity for unused sites to be registered to new and returning hunters. "Proposed new language also requires hunters to provide GPS coordinates for a registered bait site as well as minor clarifications and improvements to the current regulation," Bjornlie said.

A full listing of proposed changes to black bear hunting seasons isavailable at wgfd.wyo.gov.

Comments on the proposed regulation can be made online, submitted in writing at the public meeting or by mailing: WGFD, Regulations, 3030 Energy Lane, Casper, WY 82604. Comments must be received by 5 p.m. Dec. 12. All comments received during the comment period will be presented to the Game and Fish Commission prior to their Jan. 18-19, 2017 meeting in Cheyenne.

Game and Fish supports the Americans with Disabilities Act. Anyone needing auxiliary aids should contact the nearest Game and Fish office. Every effort will be made for reasonable accommodations.

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Public comment is sought on changes to black bear hunting regulations that would alter bait requirements and update rules about who could hunt at certain sites. Wyoming Game and Fish photo

Public comment is sought on changes to black bear hunting regulations that would alter bait requirements and update rules about who could hunt at certain sites. Wyoming Game and Fish photo


Public comment is sought on changes to black bear hunting regulations that would alter bait requirements and update rules about who could hunt at certain sites. Wyoming Game and Fish photo

Public comment is sought on changes to black bear hunting regulations that would alter bait requirements and update rules about who could hunt at certain sites. Wyoming Game and Fish photo

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