West Virginia DNR announces public meetings to discuss proposed hunting, trapping and fishing regulations

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources will hold 12 public meetings in locations across the state on proposed hunting, trapping and fishing regulations Monday, March 11, and Tuesday, March 12, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Hunters, trappers, anglers, landowners and others will have an opportunity to review and comment on proposed 2019 hunting regulations for white-tailed deer, wild turkey, black bear and boar, proposed 2020 – 2021 general hunting and trapping regulations and proposed 2020 fishing regulations.

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

Written comments from the public on these proposed hunting, trapping and fishing regulations also are encouraged. The proposals will be posted on the DNR website soon at www.wvdnr.gov. The deadline for receipt of written comments is April 3, 2019. Anyone interested in attending the meetings scheduled in their areas should note the following dates and locations.

Monday, March 11, 2019:

  • Fairmont – East Fairmont High School (Commons Area)
  • Martinsburg – Martinsburg Holiday Inn (Route 81, Exit 13)
  • Summersville – Nicholas County High School
  • Beckley – Beckley/Raleigh County Convention Center (200 Armory Dr.)
  • Milton – West Virginia Pumpkin Park (Office Building)
  • Harrisville – North Bend State Park

Tuesday, March 12, 2019:

  • Glen Dale – John Marshall High School (Commons)
  • Moorefield – South Branch Inn (Route 220)
  • Buckhannon – Buckhannon-Upshur High School
  • Princeton – Chuck Methena Center (Stafford Commons)
  • Logan – Chief Logan State Park Conference Center
  • Parkersburg – Lubeck Volunteer Fire Department (Route 68 South)

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