Hunting, Fishing Rules Discussed

Editor, News-Register:

The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, March 18 in the cafeteria at John Marshall High School from 6-8 p.m. to discuss proposed hunting, trapping and fishing regulations.

This meeting provides hunters, trappers, anglers, landowners and other interested parties an opportunity to review and comment on proposed 2014 hunting regulations for white-tailed deer, wild turkey, black bear and boar; proposed 2015-16 general hunting and trapping regulations; proposed 2015 fishing regulations; and amphibian and reptile regulations.

These meetings have been designed to use an “open house” format.

This type of informal meeting style allows people to attend at their convenience during the scheduled meeting time, learn of proposed regulation changes, discuss these proposals with personnel from the Wildlife Resources and Law Enforcement sections and comment on the proposed regulations and other wildlife-related issues.

Written comments from the public on these proposed hunting, trapping and fishing regulations also are encouraged.

The deadline for written comments is April 4, 2014.

If you cannot attend the meeting, a sectional meeting questionnaire may also be accessed at

Please complete the questionnaire and return it to the address listed in the questionnaire.

You are encouraged to attend and make your voice heard!

Pete Cuffaro,


West Virginia Division of Natural Resources