DNR Announces Meeting Schedule to Present Proposed Hunting & Trapping Season Dates & Regulation Changes

ANNAPOLIS - The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced the public meeting schedule to present proposed hunting and trapping regulations for resident game species and select migratory game species for both the 2006-2007 and 2007-2008 hunting license year.

DNR's Wildlife & Heritage Service adopts hunting and trapping regulations for resident game species on a biennial schedule. Three public meetings will be held to solicit public comment.

"We look forward to discussing our proposals with hunters and others interested in Maryland's wildlife," said Wildlife & Heritage Service Director Paul A. Peditto. "In an ongoing effort to gain public input, we have added a Saturday public meeting in addition to our evening meetings."

For those unable to attend the public information meetings, written comments may be sent to: Paul Peditto, Director, DNR Wildlife and Heritage Service, Tawes State Office Building E-1, Annapolis, MD, 21401. Citizens may also call (410) 260-8540 or toll-free in Maryland at (877) 620-8DNR, ext.8540. Comments may also be sent by fax to (410) 260-8596, or via e-mail to customerservice@dnr.state.md.us.

The proposed regulations and comments received by e-mail can be viewed at http://www.dnr.state.md.us/wildlife/comments/2006seasonprop.html.

Public comments on the proposed regulations will be accepted until 4 p.m., Monday March 13.

Public meeting locations

Tuesday, March 7, 2006 (7 p.m.)

Easton High School
723 Mecklenburg Ave.
Easton, MD

Directions: From Rt. 50, take Dutchman's Lane (right turn if east-bound on Rt. 50 or left turn if west bound on Rt. 50) for 0.2 miles. Turn left on Mecklenburg Avenue. Proceed 0.2 miles, and the school is on the left. Presentations in the cafeteria.

Thursday, March 9, 2006 (7 p.m.)

Fort Hill High School
500 Greenway Avenue
Cumberland, MD

Directions: From I-68 take Exit 44 (Baltimore Avenue and Willowbrook Road). From the east, turn left on Willowbrook Road; from the west turn right on Willowbrook Road. Go to the stop sign and turn right on Williams Road. Take Williams Road to the top of the hill and turn left on Avendale Avenue. The school parking lot is on the right. The meeting will be held in the school cafeteria, entrance at the back of the school.

Saturday, March 11, 2006 (1 p.m.)

Central Middle School
211 Central Avenue East
Edgewater, MD

Directions: From Route 50 - East or West. Take Aris Allen Boulevard (MD Route 665) to Southbound MD Route 2; continue southbound MD Route 2; turn left at MD 214 East. Turn right into the South River complex at Mayo Road at Central Avenue traffic light; make an immediate left onto Nancy Hardesty Way. Follow signs to Central Middle School. Turn right into the Central Middle School parking lot.

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