G&F to hold public meetings, open houses on elk and pronghorn

PHOENIX - The Arizona Game and Fish Department is hosting four public meetings followed by six open houses across the state to meet with constituents about developing the 2011 hunt recommendations for pronghorn antelope, elk and population management hunts.

Four regions will be providing details about elk and pronghorn antelope populations within their jurisdiction. Constituents interested in a particular Game Management Unit can attend the public meeting in that region to discuss the management direction.

The Kingman public forum is Wednesday, Oct. 20, from 6-8 p.m. at the Kingman regional office, 5325 N. Stockton Hill Road.

The final proposed draft of the elk and pronghorn hunt recommendations, to be presented to the Game and Fish Commission, will be made available for public review at six regional informational open houses.

The Kingman open house is Tuesday, Nov. 30, from 3-5 p.m. at the Kingman regional office.

A PDF version of the 2011 hunt recommendations for elk, pronghorn antelope and population management hunts will be available for review at the Game and Fish Department's website beginning Nov. 20 at www.azgfd.gov/huntguidelines.

The final recommendations are anticipated to be presented to the Arizona Game and Fish Commission for consideration during its Dec. 3-4 meeting in Phoenix at the Game and Fish headquarters, 5000 W. Carefree Highway.