OUTside Connection May 06, 2009

Commission to meet in Grand Junction

There’s really no mystery about how the state’s fish and game laws are created, but only a relative handful of hunters and anglers ever check out the process.

One reason, of course, is the Colorado Wildlife Commission holds its meetings on weekdays, when most of us are working.

It’s not impossible to participate, however, since the commission members are approachable, meeting sites rotate around the state and there’s now an Internet audio link where you can listen to meetings.

It behooves interested residents to spend a few hours watching or listening as the Wildlife Commission wrenches sensibility out of possibility (or vice versa, depending on your view).

The commission has nine voting members plus three non-voting members: Tom Remington, director of the Colorado Division of Wildlife; Harris Sherman, director of the Colorado Department of Natural Resources; and John Stulp, commissioner of the state Department of Agriculture.

The commissioners representing the states’ Northwest Region are Roy McAnally (Craig) and Dorothea Farris (Carbondale).

WHO: The Colorado Wildlife Commission

WHAT: May meeting and adoption of big-game hunting license numbers and consideration of
draft waterfowl regulations

WHEN: Starting 8:30 a.m. Thursday

WHERE: Holiday Inn, 755 Horizon Drive

INFORMATION: For agenda: wildlife.state.co.us/WildlifeCommission; for audio, click on “listen to the live audio” on Wildlife Commission page.


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