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DNR postpones tonight’s wildlife rules meeting in Algona

  • 2/25/2019 10:49:00 AM
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ALGONA - The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is postponing its public meeting scheduled for tonight at Waters Edge Nature Center in Algona due to the impacts from last weekend’s winter storm.

This is an annual meeting where state wildlife experts provide updates on recently completed hunting seasons, discuss possible changes to hunting rules and regulations, and address other topics as requested.

“We want people to come to these meetings, but unfortunately, road conditions are not conducive for safe travel or to having a good turnout,” said Todd Bishop, chief of the Iowa DNR’s Wildlife Bureau. The DNR is working to reschedule the meeting and will announce the new date as soon as it’s confirmed.

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.

These meetings replace the one night listening session held in late winter over the past 15 years.

Any person attending the public meeting and 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 Webmaster@dnr.iowa.gov, and advise of specific needs.

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