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West Virginia DNR seeks public input even without meetings

SOUTH CHARLESTON — While annual public meetings on proposed hunting, trapping and fishing regulations were canceled this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources encourages members of the public to submit comments by April 2.

The WVDNR put out a press release to seek public input.

Videos of WVDNR officials explaining the proposed regulation changes are available online at wvdnr.gov/regcomments.

Proposed changes include those for the 2021 hunting seasons for white-tailed deer, wild turkey, black bear and wild boar. Comments will also be accepted on 2022-2023 general hunting and trapping regulations and 2022 fishing regulations.

Those who wish to comment can download a 2021 Sectional Meeting Questionnaire at wvdnr.gov. Copies of the questionnaire are also available at WVDNR district offices, the Elkins Operational Center and the South Charleston headquarters. Written comments should be postmarked by April 2 and mailed to:

Keith Krantz

West Virginia Division of Natural Resources

Wildlife Resources Section

P.O. Box 67

Elkins, WV 26241

Hunters, trappers and anglers who have questions should contact their local district office:

* District 1: 304-825-6787

* District 2: 304-822-3551

* District 3: 304-924-6211

* District 4: 304-256-6947

* District 5: 304-756-1023

* District 6: 304-420-4550

* Elkins Operations Center: 304-637-0245

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