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OK: Wildlife Department opens online public comment period for regulation changes

Sportsmen have the opportunity to voice their thoughts online
now through Jan. 13, 2012, regarding hunting and fishing related
rule change proposals currently under consideration.

Proposed rule changes are often considered to increase opportunity
for sportsmen and improve wildlife conservation measures.

“This is an opportunity to discuss items that could lead to changes
in our hunting and fishing regulations,” said Nels Rodefeld,
information and education chief for the Oklahoma Department of
Wildlife Conservation. “We feel strongly that our constituents
should have every chance to provide their comments, which is why we
are providing an online comment form for those wanting to be heard
on these specific subjects. We encourage you to provide your
comments through anytime before 4:30 p.m.,
Jan. 13, 2012.”

Additionally, those interested can submit written comments by mail
to the Wildlife Department’s main office in Oklahoma City (P.O. Box
53465, OKC, OK 73152).

To view a complete listing of proposed rule changes or to complete
an online comment form, log on to

Among others, some of the proposed rule changes this year include
the following:

* To make it unlawful to bait wildlife on wildlife management

* To change the bear archery season to Oct. 1 through the third
Sunday in October and eliminate the quota for bear archery

* To set the statewide daily limit of striped bass at five, except
as designated.

* To eliminate daily harvest limits on furbearers so that only
season limits apply.

* To establish permanent rules for newly purchased wildlife
management areas while altering certain rules on already
established public lands.

The Wildlife Department also will be hosting public hearings on
proposed rule changes at 7 p.m. Jan. 10 at the Oklahoma Department
of Wildlife Conservation headquarters auditorium in Oklahoma City
(1801 N. Lincoln Blvd) and at the Kiamichi Technology Center in
Poteau (1509 South McKenna).

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