Monday, November 29, 2010

Wildlife Board will make final deer hunting decision on Dec. 2

Salt Lake City -- After a series of public meetings, the state’s Regional Advisory Councils are split over which deer hunting option they prefer.

The Utah Wildlife Board will make the final decision when it meets in Salt Lake City on Dec. 2. Right now, the board is considering three options.

The Dec. 2 meeting is open to the public. You’re invited and encouraged to attend.

Dec. 2 meeting
The Dec. 2 meeting begins at 9 a.m. at the Department of Natural Resources, 1594 W. North Temple in Salt Lake City.

The following items are available to help you understand the issues and prepare for the meeting:

 The three options the board is considering are available at .

 Written minutes and audio recordings of the recent RAC meetings are available at .

 Jim Karpowitz, director of the Division of Wildlife Resources, has written a letter to Utah’s deer hunters. His letter explains the current status of mule deer in Utah and what the future holds for these animals. You can read the letter at .

At the bottom of Karpowitz’s letter, you'll find links to several mule deer-related items on the DWR’s website.

Dec. 1
On Dec. 1, the Wildlife Board will meet in an executive work meeting to prepare for the Dec. 2 meeting. You’re invited to attend the Dec. 1 meeting too. But public comment will NOT be accepted at the Dec. 1 meeting. The Dec. 1 meeting begins at 1 p.m. in the auditorium at the Department of Natural Resources.

For more information about the two meetings, call the DWR’s Salt Lake City office at (801) 538-4700.

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