On April 13th the Wisconsin Conservation Congress’ Spring Fish and Wildlife Hearings were held around the state with more than 4,600 residents, sportsmen, and conservationists taking part. These meetings are held every year in each county to provide citizens with an opportunity to provide their input to state policymakers on fish and wildlife management issues.
The meeting results and written comments are used by the Natural Resources Board as they consider changes. Examples of resolutions supported by attendees this year include a proposal to increase possession limit for small game and to allow the opening day of pheasant season to begin at 9 a.m.
The statewide hearing results are now available on the DNR website at dnr.wi.gov by searching for the keywords "spring hearings."