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TPWD News Release — Jan. 26, 2017

TPWD Unveils Hunting Season Regulation Proposals for 2017-18

AUSTIN – Increased dove hunting opportunities across South Texas and expanded landowner-managed pronghorn permitting in the Panhandle highlight this year’s slate of proposed regulation changes for the 2017-18 Texas hunting seasons.

TPWD will be taking public comment on the following proposed changes to the 2017-18 Statewide Hunting Proclamation, with input to be considered prior to any action by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission at its March 23 public hearing:

Additional details on these proposals will be published in the Texas Register and available for review in February, as well as in narrated presentations to be archived on TPWD’s website.

Comments on the proposed rules may be submitted by phone or e-mail to Robert Macdonald  at 512-389-4775, robert.macdondald@tpwd.texas.gov, or in writing to Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, attn. Wildlife Public Comment, 4200 Smith School Road, Austin, Texas 78744. Comments may also be submitted through the department’s Internet web site www.tpwd.texas.gov once the proposals have been published in the Texas Register.

Public hearings are being scheduled for Dalhart and Pampa (time and date TBA) to provide a forum for input on the proposed extension and expansion of the experimental pronghorn permit project. For more information about the project contact Shawn Gray, TPWD mule deer and pronghorn program leader, at 432-832-2051 or shawn.gray@tpwd.texas.gov .

A live online public hearing via webinar will also be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 21. Details and instructions for participation in the online public hearing webinar will be made available on the TPWD website.

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