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Mar 18, 2012 - Staff

Game and Fish agency sets meetings

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is hosting various meetings and gatherings in the coming weeks pertaining to issues in Fremont County.

On March 21, there will be a big game and game bird regulations open house in Dubois at the Headwaters Arts & Conference Center. The open house starts at 6 p.m.

On March 26, the big game and game bird regulations open house will be at the Jeffrey City Fire Hall starting at 6 p.m.

On March 27, the big game and game bird regulations open house is in Lander at the Game and Fish Department's offices starting at 6 p.m.

On March 28, the big game and game bird public meeting in in Riverton at the Fire Academy starting at 6 p.m.

The agency at 6 p.m. on April 11 is hosting the wolf regulation public meeting in Lander at the Game and Fish offices.

The deadline for written wolf regulation comments to be received at Casper Game and Fish Office is April 23.

State schools board coming to Lander

The Wyoming School Facilities Commission will hold a work session starting at about 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 21, with a tour of Lander Middle School in Fremont County School District 1.

The commission meeting will start at 9 a.m. on Thursday, March 22. Both the work session and meeting will happen in the Holiday Inn Express Gannett Room 1002 in Lander.

Agendas may be obtained at the School Facilities Department's website at sfd.wyoming.gov.

Questions about these meetings and special accommodations should be directed to the School Facilities Department.

Sign up soon for hunter safety classes

Anyone planning on hunting this fall and still need to complete hunter education requirements, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department recommends signing up for a hunter safety class.

Hunter education is required in Wyoming for all hunters born after 1965. The major purpose of hunter education is the prevention of hunting and firearm related accidents, but emphasis is also placed on improving knowledge about the heritage of hunting and developing a sense of ethics and responsibility.

"The late winter and spring are good times to get into a hunter safety class," Jim Dawson, hunter education coordinator for the Game and Fish, said in a statement.

"New hunters who wait until late summer or early fall to try to get in a class often find that the classes that are offered fill up quickly and also not as many classes are available, since the instructors also hunt," Dawson said.

To register for a class, visit the Game and Fish website at gf.state.wy.us and click on Education, then Hunter Education Course Schedule.

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