KANSAS WILDLIFE, PARKS AND TOURISM COMMISSION TO MEET AUGUST 1
July 18, 2013
The Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Commission will set late migratory bird seasons at the August 1 meeting
PRATT– The Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Commission will conduct a public meeting and hearing on Thursday, August 1, at the Woodson County Community Building, 211 W. Butler, Yates Center. The afternoon session will begin at 1:30 p.m. and recess at 5 p.m., and the evening session will begin at 7 p.m.
The afternoon session will begin with time for public comments on non-agenda items. The general discussion period will cover the following topics: Secretary’s remarks about agency and state fiscal status and an update on the 2013 legislative session, a briefing on tourism, big game permanent regulations, a series of deer regulations, and late migratory bird seasons.
During the afternoon session, commissioners will workshop items that were covered under general discussion at the June meeting. Workshop topics, which will be discussed for potential regulatory action at a future meeting, include regulations pertaining to fishing, parks, and Spring/Fall 2014 turkey seasons, fees pertaining to youth licenses and permits, and an update on the potential federal listing of the lesser prairie chicken.
The commission will recess at 5 p.m., then reconvene at 7 p.m. at the same location for the public hearing. The public hearing will be devoted to late migratory bird seasons.
Time will be available in both afternoon and evening sessions for public comment on topics not on the agenda. If necessary, the commission will reconvene at the same location at 9 a.m., August 1, to complete unfinished business.
A commercial-free version of live video and audio streaming of commission meetings will be broadcast through the KDWPT website, ksoutdoors.com.
If notified in advance, the department will have an interpreter available for the hearing impaired. To request an interpreter, call the Kansas Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing at 1-800-432-0698. Any individual with a disability may request other accommodations by contacting the Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Commission secretary at (620) 672-5911.
The next commission meeting is scheduled for Thursday, August 29, 2013 via conference call.