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WVDNR announces public regulations meeting to be held in Elkins

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources announced on Tuesday dates and locations for 12 in-person public meetings on proposed hunting, trapping and fishing regulations.

The public regulations meetings are scheduled at various locations around the state on Monday, March 13 and Tuesday, March 14, from 6 to 8 p.m. Hunters, trappers, anglers, landowners and other interested parties are invited to attend and comment on proposed 2023 hunting regulations for white-tailed deer, wild turkey, black bear and boar, proposed 2024–2025 general hunting and trapping regulations and proposed 2024 fishing regulations.

“West Virginia’s hunting, fishing and outdoor community is incredible and we value their feedback at these open house-style meetings where folks can be part of making our state the best place for outdoor recreation,” said WVDNR Director Brett McMillion. “This informal meeting style allows people to attend at their convenience during the scheduled meeting times, learn about 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 proposals will be posted online before the meetings at WVdnr.gov. The deadline to submit written comments on proposed regulations is April 3. Anyone interested in attending the meetings scheduled in their areas should note these dates and locations:

Monday, March 13
• Grafton – Tygart Lake State Park Lodge
• Martinsburg – Martinsburg Holiday Inn (I 81, Exit 13)
• Elkins – DNR Operations Center (Ward RD)
• Beckley – Beckley-Raleigh County Convention Center
• Milton – West Virginia Pumpkin Park (Office Building)
• Cairo – North Bend State Park

Tuesday, March 14
• Triadelphia – Cabela’s Wheeling (2nd floor conference room)
• Moorefield – South Branch Inn (Route 220 and Corridor H)
• Sutton – Braxton County High School
• Lewisburg – State Fairgrounds (WVU Building)
• Logan – Chief Logan State Park Conference Center
• Parkersburg – Parkersburg City Building

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