Game Commissioners to meet in Wilkes Barre Oct. 4-5

Harrisburg — The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners will
hold its next meeting on Oct. 4-5, at the Quality Inn, 880 Kidder
St., Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County. A copy of the agenda for the
upcoming meeting will be posted on the agency’s website
(www.pgc.state.pa.us) prior to the meeting, and will be able to be
viewed by clicking on the “Next Commissioners’ Meeting” in the
“Quick Clicks” box in the right-hand column of the homepage.

On Monday, Oct. 4, the Board will gather public comments and
hear Game Commission staff reports beginning at 8:30 a.m. Doors to
the meeting room will open at 7:45 a.m. Registration for those
interested in offering public testimony – limited to five minutes –
also will begin at that time. As part of the staff reports, the
Bureau of Wildlife Management will provide an update on its ongoing
urban/suburban bear study.

On Tuesday, Oct. 5, beginning at 8:30 a.m., the Game Commission
will take up its prepared agenda, which will include, among other
items, a proposal to require that individuals who use public ranges
on State Game Lands to either possess a valid hunting/furtaker
license or purchase a $30 permit from the Game Commission.

The Board also will consider a proposal to allow the use of
electronic decoys during the Snow Goose Conservation Hunt. This
proposal, which was requested by the Board at its June meeting,
would need to be given final approval at the Board’s January
meeting in order to take effect for the upcoming Snow Goose
Conservation Hunt, which will be held Feb. 21-April 16.

Doors to the meeting room will open at 7:45 a.m.

Since the two-day meeting will be held outside the agency’s
Harrisburg headquarters, the meeting will be videotaped and
rebroadcast via its website at a later date. Details on when the
webcast will take place will be announced a few days after the
meeting.

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