We urge cougar advocates to attend one of the upcoming public meetings. The one scheduled in Sundance on May 24th is particularly important. If you don’t live in Wyoming, urge a Wyoming friend to go. Ask them to stand up and make a brief statement. We hope that the meeting room will be packed with more than ranchers and hunters urging more cougar killing.
It is vital for available cougar advocates to appear at these hearings. State wildlife officials may or may not pay attention to advocates as opposed to hunters and ranchers, but we ourselves are partly to blame if we don’t turn out and submit comments.
Written comments, sent via the US Postal Service will be accepted up to 5:00 pm on June 12th, but emails will be disregarded. More information will be provided in an upcoming alert.
Wyo G&F proposes unlimited cougar hunting
By CHRISTINE PETERSON Star-Tribune staff writer |
Mountain lion hunters in one area of the Black Hills may be able to hunt an unlimited number of lions if new regulations are approved.
Public meetings coming
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will hold a series of public meetings across the state to discuss the proposed mountain lion season changes in the Black Hills, Sierra Madre and Elk Mountain areas. It is also accepting public comments.
Comments can be submitted on the Game and Fish website, in meetings or mailed to: Wyoming Game and Fish Department Casper Regional Office ATTN: Wildlife Division, Regulations 3030 Energy Lane, Casper, WY 82604.
Comments must be received by 5 p.m. June 12. All meetings will be held at the regional offices unless otherwise noted.
* Laramie: 7 p.m. Monday
* Pinedale: 6 p.m. Monday
* Cody: 6 p.m. Monday at the Bighorn Federal Bank
* Green River: 7 p.m. Tuesday
* Sheridan: 5 p.m. Tuesday
* Dubois: 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Headwaters Arts & Conference Center
* Casper: 7 p.m. May 23
* Sundance: 7 p.m. May 24 for an open house in the Crook County Courthouse basement
* Jackson: 7 p.m. June 4