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Game and Fish talking in Dubois

May 6, 2012 - Staff

Allowing parents and legal guardians to purchase hunting and fishing licenses for their minor children and creating a new mountain lion hunt area in the northwestern Black Hills with an unlimited harvest quota highlight the regulation proposals being presented at public meetings in May and early June.

Fremont County's only meeting will be at 6 p.m. on May 15 in Dubois at the Headwaters Arts & Conference Center.

Currently hunters are eligible for a license refund if inflicted with an incapacitating illness and the Game and Fish is proposing to expand the regulation to allow the hunter to also be eligible to receive a refund if his or her next of kin is incapacitated due to illness.

The agency will also adopt language of recently passed legislation allowing hunters to buy an unlimited number of reduced price licenses in specific areas when warranted by the Game and Fish Commission.

The new hunt area, 32, would consist of the portion of Area 30 north of I-90 and some of the northern portion of Area 1. Mountain lion quotas are also proposed to be increased in south central Wyoming.

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