Iowa DNR to host public meeting April 27 on proposed wildlife rules

Des Moines — The Iowa DNR is hosting a public meeting to discuss
a number of new proposed regulations including changes to waterfowl
seasons, and the antlerless deer season quotas. The meeting will be
conducted over the Iowa Communications Network on April 27, from 6
p.m. to 9 p.m.

“This is an opportunity for our hunters and people who support
wildlife to give us some feedback on these regulations,” said Dale
Garner, chief of the DNR’s wildlife bureau.  “We will go over the
proposed regulations and seasons and our rational behind each
change, and take comments from anyone willing to speak, then, if
there is any time remaining, we will open the discussion to other

The proposed changes include reducing the antlerless deer
license quota in 27 counties, increasing the antler deer license
quota in three counties, expanding the bobcat season zone in
western Iowa and increasing the harvest quota.  Other topics
include proposed waterfowl season and the proposed deer hunting

Any interested person may make written suggestions or comments
on the proposed changes on or before April 27, 2010.  Written
comments may be sent to the Wildlife Bureau Chief, Department of
Natural Resources, Wallace State Office Building, Des Moines, Iowa
50319-0034; or faxed to (515) 281-6794.

Any persons who intend to attend the public hearing and have
special needs, such as those related to hearing or mobility
impairments, should contact the Iowa DNR and advise of specific

The DNR will have staff members from the wildlife bureau at each
site to answer questions, and to take any written comments.

ICN Locations:

Ames, Ames High School, 20th and Ridgewood

Calmar, South Winneshiek High School, 203 W South Street

Cedar Rapids, National Guard Armory, 10400 18th Street SW

Centerville, National Guard Armory, R.R. 1 Dewey Road

Clinton, Clinton Community College, 1000 Lincoln Boulevard

Council Bluffs, Iowa Western Community College, 2700 College

Creston, Southwestern Community College, 1501 West Townline

Dubuque, Keystone Area Education Agency, 2310 Chaney Road

Fort Dodge, St. Edmond High School, 501 N 22nd Street

Iowa City, Public Library, 123 South Linn Street

Johnston, Heartland Area Education Agency, 6500 Corporate

Marshalltown, Iowa Valley Community College, 3702 South Center

Mason City, North Iowa Area Community College, 500 College

Ottumwa, National Guard Armory, 2858 N Court Road

Sergeant Bluff-Luton, Sergeant Bluff-Luton Senior High School,
Port Neal Road

Sheldon, Northwest Iowa Community College, 603 W Park Street

Spencer, Public Library, 21 East Third Street

Waterloo, National Guard Armory, 3306 Airport Boulevard

West Burlington, Southeastern Community College, 1500 West

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