The Department of Wildlife Resources (DWR) is beginning its biennial process for changing the regulations guiding hunting, trapping, wildlife, and public lands recreational opportunities.
The department takes public opinion into account when developing regulations, and is looking for input on the hunting, trapping, general wildlife, and public lands regulations.
This process offers the opportunity for citizens to suggest potential regulatory changes directly to DWR during the public scoping period, which runs through December 11.
All items submitted will be reviewed by DWR staff. A summary of the comments received during the public scoping period will be presented to DWR’s Wildlife and Boat Committee and the full board in January 2021.
At its March 2021 meeting, the board will receive and consider regulation amendments recommended by DWR staffs and the public. For those regulation amendment recommendations proposed by the board, a formal public comment period will be conducted from late March through early May 2021.
The board will take final action on its regulation amendment proposals at its May 2021 meeting.
The public is welcome to participate in all phases of the regulation amendment process.