Big-game hunting meeting in Eagle next week |

Big-game hunting meeting in Eagle next week

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Eagle, CO Colorado

EAGLE, Colorado ” The Colorado Division of Wildlife will hold a series of public meetings in northwest Colorado to get input on big game hunting policies for 2010 to 2014.

The Colorado Wildlife Commission sets big game policies in five-year blocks, in an effort to provide consistency for sportsmen, hunting-related businesses and communities. While emergency changes and minor ‘tweaks’ can be made at any time, every five years the Wildlife Commission takes input on major issues such as season length and timing, hunting methods, and amount and types of licenses.

Meetings will be from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the following dates and locations:

Meeker, Feb. 10

Mountain Valley Bank at 400 Main Street

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Kremmling, Feb. 11

Cathy Shipley Community Room, West Grand PK-8 School at 715 Kinsey Avenue

Eagle, Feb. 12

Eagle County Fairgrounds – Pavilion Building

Grand Junction, Feb. 16

DOW Hunter Education Bldg. at 711 Independent Avenue

Steamboat Springs, Feb. 18

DOW/USFS Office at 925 Weiss Drive

Glenwood Springs, Feb. 19

Glenwood Community Center at 100 Wulfsohn Road

“Public input is key to this process,” said Bill de Vergie, Wildlife Manager for the Meeker area. “We haven’t heard any strong criticisms of the current structure but we are looking at some adjustments to address the things that have come up over the past five years.”

Members of the public who cannot attend the meetings but would like to give input or monitor the process can get detailed information from the Division of Wildlife Web site under the ‘hunting’ and ‘big game’ tabs:

Written comments can be sent electronically to or mailed to Big Game Season Structure, Public Involvement Unit, 6060 Broadway, Denver CO 80216.

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