Meeting on hunt seasons tonight

PHOENIX - The Arizona Game and Fish Department hosts a public meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. today in the Kingman regional office, 5325 N. Stockton Hill Road, to talk with constituents about developing the 2010 hunt recommendations for pronghorn antelope, elk and population management.

"This is a great chance to see how the hunt guidelines shape the hunt recommendation packages," said Brian Wakeling, chief of game management for the department. "The public forums allow us to meet with sportsmen and discuss the direction for the recommendations based on survey data, harvest rates and the hunt guidelines. Regional personnel will be discussing whether we are considering changing harvest prescriptions and why. It's a great way to get informed and to have your concerns addressed as hunt recommendations are developed."

After the public forums, the final proposed draft of the hunt recommendations that will be presented to the Game and Fish Commission will be made available for public review at six regional open houses. No formal presentation will be made. However, a knowledgeable staff person will be available to discuss regional hunt recommendations.

The Kingman open house is from 3 to 5 p.m. Nov. 24 in the regional office.