The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission will approve final annual changes to statewide fishing regulations and begin the process of identifying issues for the annual review of big game hunting regulations when the Commission meets in Yuma Nov. 8 and 9.
The meeting will be held at the Yuma Community Center, 421 E. 2nd Ave., beginning at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8. A full agenda is available online at http://wildlife.state.co.us/ParksWildlifeCommission/Archives/2012/Pages/November8-9_2012.aspx.
Thursday afternoon at 2 p.m. Commissioners will receive a briefing on the status of upland game bird habitat efforts along with an information briefing on the Archery in the Schools Program and the Colorado Parks and Wildlife 2013 Marketing Plan.
Thursday’s agenda also includes final consideration of fishing regulation adjustments for the 2013-2014 fishing season. The Commission will also conduct annual consideration and final approval of Consumer Price Index adjustments of non-resident license fees and license agent commissions. Beginning Thursday afternoon and continuing Friday morning, Commissioners will get their first briefing on proposed big-game hunting regulation changes for the 2013 big-game seasons. The big-game regulations will undergo further review before final approval at the January 2013 meeting in Denver. The Commission is scheduled to conclude the November meeting with votes on several herd-management plans and a staff presentation on potential projects to protect private-land wildlife habitat around the state.
The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission sets regulations and policies for Colorado’s state parks and wildlife programs. The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission meets monthly and travels to communities around the state to facilitate public participation in its processes. In December, the commission is scheduled to travel to Colorado Springs. For 2013 meetings are scheduled in Denver, Greeley, Alamosa, Grand Junction, Walden, Gunnison, Trinidad, Steamboat Springs, Montrose, Lamar and Pueblo.
Members of the public who are unable to attend Parks and Wildlife Commission meetings or workshops can listen to the proceedings online. To access the live audio feed during the meeting, click on the “listen to live audio” link at the bottom of the commission webpage at: http://wildlife.state.co.us/ParksWildlifeCommission/Pages/Commission.aspx.
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