SHERIDAN The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has scheduled information-gathering open houses to discuss proposals for the 2013 fall hunting seasons in the Sheridan Region. Meetings will be held at:
Game and Fish Sheridan Regional Office (700 Valley View Drive), 4-7 p.m., Monday, March 18
Johnson County Library (171 North Adams Ave., Buffalo), 4-7 p.m., Tuesday, March 19
Gillette College Technical Education Center Pronghorn Room (300 West Sinclair St., Gillette), 4-7 p.m., Thursday, March 21
Big game is experiencing a mild winter in the Sheridan Region this year. Antelope and deer populations are generally doing well. Liberal antelope seasons are proposed in some areas with large “any antelope” and doe/fawn license quotas. However, antelope and mule deer populations have not fully recovered in parts of Campbell and Crook counties, where more conservative seasons are proposed.
Large numbers of doe/fawn deer licenses, particularly for white-tailed deer, are proposed for some hunt areas. Elk-season proposals remain liberal, similar to last year, because elk numbers remain at or above objective in most areas. Moose season proposals for the east slope of the Big Horn Mountains remain similar to last year for both moose hunt areas 1 and 34. Game-bird season proposals are similar to last year.
Specific proposals will be available for public review at the open houses. Game and Fish personnel from the Sheridan Region will review public comments and prepare recommendations for the final Sheridan Region meeting at:
Sheridan College, C-TEL Hall, Room 136 (3059 Coffeen Ave.) Tuesday March 26, 7 p.m.
Comments may be submitted in writing at the meetings or mailed to: Wyoming Game and Fish Department, Attn: Regulations, 3030 Energy Ln., Casper, WY 82604. Mailed comments sent through the mail must be received in Casper by 5 p.m. Monday, April 1. Written comments are given to the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission for its review prior to its meeting in Casper April 25-26. At its April meeting, the Commission will review statewide Game and Fish season recommendations, hear comments from the public, and set fall seasons.
The state of Wyoming supports the Americans with Disabilities Act. Anyone requiring additional or auxiliary aids should contact the Sheridan Regional Office at 800-331-9834 (in-state) or 307-672-7418 (out-of-state). Every effort will be made for reasonable accommodations.