The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is hosting a series of town hall-style meetings, including several in north Iowa, to provide local updates on recently completed hunting and trapping seasons, discuss possible changes to hunting and trapping rules and regulations, and address other topics as requested.
Todd Bishop, chief of the Iowa DNR’s Wildlife Bureau, says “We want people to come out to these meetings, listen to the season’s reviews, ask questions and hear directly from our staff.”
Area meetings include
- Algona, Feb. 22, 6 p.m., Waters Edge Nature Center, 1010 250th Street
- Ventura, Feb. 22, 7 p.m., Iowa DNR Wildlife Office, 15326 Balsam Avenue
- Waverly, Feb. 22, 6 p.m., Waverly Public Library, 1500 W Bremer Avenue
- Calmar, Feb. 23, 7 p.m., Northeast Iowa Dairy & Agriculture Foundation (Dairy Center), Room 115, 1527 Hwy. 150 South]
The meetings are open to the public. Comments collected from these public meetings will be considered along with other related comments received by the Iowa DNR prior to proposing changes to hunting rules and regulations. Proposed rules will be presented to the Natural Resource Commission during a regular public meeting for consideration and additional public comment.
Any person attending the public meeting that has special requirements, such as those related to mobility or hearing impairments, should contact the Iowa DNR or ADA Coordinator at 515-725-8200, Relay Iowa TTY Service 800-735-7942, or Webma[email protected], and advise of specific needs.