West Virginia Division Natural Resources to hold public meetings

PARKERSBURG — The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources will hold public meetings on proposed hunting, trapping and fishing regulations 6-8 p.m. March 11 at North Bend State Park and 6-8 p.m. March 12 at the Lubeck Volunteer Fire Department on W.Va. 68.

The meetings are among 12 across the state.

Residents can review and comment on proposed 2019 hunting regulations for white-tailed deer, wild turkey, black bear and boar, on proposed 2020-2021 general hunting and trapping regulations and on proposed 2020 fishing regulations.

These public meetings are set up like an open house, DNR Director Stephen McDaniel said.

“This informal meeting style allows people to attend at their convenience, learn about proposed regulation changes, discuss these proposals with Wildlife Resources and Law Enforcement staff and comment on the proposed regulations and other wildlife-related issues,” he said.

Written comments also are encouraged and the deadline is April 3. The proposals will be posted on the DNR website at wvdnr.gov.

Meetings will be held March 11 in Fairmont, Martinsburg, Summersville, Beckley, Milton and North Bend State Park and on March 12 in Glen Dale, Moorefield, Buckhannon, Princeton, Logan and Lubeck.