The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is hosting a series of townhall-style meetings where local staff will provide updates on recently completed hunting seasons, discuss possible changes to hunting rules and regulations and address other topics as requested in the multi-purpose room adjacent to the Southern Prairie YMCA and SWCC, 7 p.m. Feb. 27, 1201 W. Townline St.
Todd Bishop, chief of the DNR wildlife bureau, invites residents to attend to listen and ask questions directly to the staff. Part of the meeting will be devoted to discussing potential rule changes and to collect feedback as the department works through the rules process.
The meetings are open to the public. Comments collected from the 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 the past 15 years.
Any person attending the public meeting who 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.