HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners will hold its first meeting of 2011 on Jan. 30-Feb. 1, in the auditorium of the agency's Harrisburg headquarters at 2001 Elmerton Ave., just off the Progress Avenue exit of Interstate 81 in Harrisburg. A copy of the agenda for the upcoming meeting will be posted on the agency's website in mid-January.
On Sunday, Jan. 30, beginning at 1 p.m., the Board will hear public recommendations for 2011-12 hunting and furtaking seasons and bag limits. Doors will open at noon. Individuals interested in offering public testimony – limited to five minutes -- may begin to register at noon on a first-come, first-to-speak basis.
On Monday, Jan. 31, the Board will gather any additional public comments and hear Game Commission staff reports beginning at 8:30 a.m. Doors open at 7:45 a.m. Registration for those interested in offering public testimony – limited to five minutes – also will begin at that time.
On Tuesday, Feb. 1, beginning at 8:30 a.m., the Game Commission will take up its prepared agenda to give preliminary approval to hunting and trapping seasons and bag limits for 2011-12 and establish other meeting dates for the coming year, among other things. Doors open at 7:45 a.m.
Antlerless deer license allocations for the 2011-12 seasons will be presented for the Board to consider at its meeting in April. Harvest results from the 2010-11 deer seasons will be announced in mid-March.
For those unable to attend this meeting, the Game Commission will webcast the meeting beginning with the Game Commission staff reports on Monday, immediately following the conclusion of public comments. In addition, the full Board meeting on Tuesday will be webcast beginning at 8:30 a.m. An icon will be posted on the agency's website (www.pgc.state.pa.us) on Monday to access the webcasts.
A rebroadcast of the meeting will be scheduled and announced in early February.
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SOURCE Pennsylvania Game Commission