California Hunting
Regulation Deadline

Here's Your Chance To Make A Change

Ever wish the hunting regulations were different? Maybe you would like a different deer zone, a new deer hunt, different bag limits — well here is your chance to have your voice heard. You don't have much time, though, so don't delay.

Members of the public have until 5 p.m. Friday, February 4, to submit proposals to the California Fish and Game Commission for changes in mammal hunting regulations for the next two years.

The new regulations scheduled to be adopted in April will govern sport hunting of deer, black bear, elk, pronghorn antelope, desert bighorn sheep, wild pigs, rabbits and hares, furbearers and nongame mammals from July 1, 2000 through June 30, 2002. Trapping rules also are due for review.

Those interested may submit their proposals in writing to the Fish and Game Commission, 1416 Ninth Street, Sacramento, CA 95814. Written and oral proposals also may be given to the Commission during its February 5 public meeting at the Long Beach City Council Chambers.

The DFG is preparing its own recommendations for mammal hunting regulation changes (see New Elk Hunt Proposed) to be delivered to the Commission on February 4.

Commissioners will receive comments on the proposals from the public and from the DFG during public meetings March 3 in Redding and April 7 in Sacramento. Final approval will come during a Commission telephone meeting on April 27.

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