Hunters, landowners, and the general public have an opportunity to give feedback to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission (NGPC) during upcoming meetings.
The main focus is on big game issues.
Kit Hams, NGPC Big Game Program manager, says the annual meetings allow anybody to give feedback to staff.
“They’ll be able to answer questions and discuss strategy on what we maybe wanting to do in the future,” Hams tells Nebraska Radio Network. “Mostly, our staff want to find out from the public what they would like to see changed or left alone.”
He expects topics to range from crop damage issues to the size of deer hunters would like to season dates.
“The general public frequently has concerns, if deer numbers are high, about deer-vehicle collisions,” Hams says.
All comments will be provided to the Game and Parks Commission members, and will be used to help craft new policies or change existing rules.
Meetings begin next week and run through January 11. All meetings begin at 7 p.m.
The schedule is:
Dec. 19 – Rushville, American Legion, 206 Sprague St.
Dec. 21 – Bridgeport, Prairie Winds Community Center, 428 N. Main St.
Jan. 4 – Geneva, Public Library, 1043 G St.
Jan. 9 – Imperial, Mid-Plains Community College, 1324 Broadway St.
Jan. 9 – West Point, Nielsen Community Center, 200 Ann Stalp Ave.
Jan. 10 – Fullerton, Senior Center, 903 Broadway
Jan. 11 – Broken Bow, Custer County Fairgrounds 4-H Building, 44100 Memorial Drive
Jan. 11 – Lincoln, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, 4703 N. 44th St.
AUDIO: Mike Loizzo reports [:37]