Three major outdoor meetings are planned for early December, where public contributions will be sought.
Park County Outdoor Recreation Collaborative
The group is seeking public comment on the types of uses people would like to see on a large Bureau of Land Management and Bureau of Reclamation property that is currently inaccessible. The types of use you are looking for comments on may be motorized and/or non-motorized.
“Specifically, we are looking for public contributions related to OHV, side-by-side, equine, hiking, mountain biking, hunting or other uses of the land that are not currently accessible,” said Steering Committee member Rebekah Burns.
A proposal to replace a bridge over Heart Mountain’s irrigation channel at Lane 17 is currently at the discovery stage. The group will address several topics to be discussed at the meeting, which will be held December 7 from 5-7 p.m. at the Northwest College Center for Training and Development
Park County experiences high visitor numbers with a variety of recreational opportunities, making it an ideal place for outdoor collaboration.
Wyoming Wildlife Task Force
The taskforce is hosting a meeting on proposed changes to the Wyoming Department of Wildlife and Fish Preference Points system. It will be held December 8 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the new Wyoming Game and Fish Department Cody Region offices at 2 Tilden Trail in Cody. The conference begins with a tour of the new building, the presentation begins at 6 p.m
The Taskforce’s mission is to examine the priority issues in the state’s wildlife policy related to the allocation of hunting opportunities and access for athletes, and to make recommendations for resolving these issues. After several discussions at several meetings, the task force voted to recommend a substantial change in the way bighorn sheep and elk licenses are issued to both residents and non-residents, specifically relating to the use of preference points.
Game and Fish Department in Wyoming
Game and Fish will be holding a public briefing in Cody to discuss Chapter 3, the black bear hunting season. The black bear hunting season is reviewed every three years.
The meeting will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 6 at the Cody Regional Office. During the meeting, wildlife managers will present hunting season proposals for local hunting areas.
A complete list of proposed black bear hunting season changes is available at wgfd.wyo.gov. Comments on the proposed regulation may be submitted online, submitted in writing at the public meeting, or sent by mail to the following address: WGFD, Regulations, 3030 Energy Lane, Casper, WY, 82604.
The public comment period for Chapter 3 ends on December 14 at 5:00 p.m. All comments received during the comment period will be presented to the Game and Fish Commission prior to its January 11-12, 2023 meeting in Cheyenne.