DNR Public Meetings Recap Hunting and Trapping Seasons, Possible Rule Changes
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is hosting a series of town hall-style meetings with local staff providing updates on recently completed hunting and trapping seasons, discussing possible changes, and addressing other topics as requested.
Todd Bishop, chief of the Iowa DNR’s Wildlife Bureau, said, “We want people to come out to these meetings, listen to the season’s reviews, ask questions and hear directly from our staff.”
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.
There are two DNR meetings scheduled in northeast Iowa and two in north central Iowa.
Sessions will be held in Waverly, Monday (Feb. 20) at 6 pm at the Waverly Public Library; Wednesday (Feb. 22) in Algona at 6:30 pm at Water’s Edge Nature Center and in Ventura at 7 pm at the Iowa DNR Wildlife Office; and in Decorah next Thursday (Feb. 23) at 7 pm in Franklin W. Olin Building at Luther College.