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STATE NATURAL RESOURCES BOARD TO CONSIDER 10-YEAR TURKEY MANAGEMENT PLAN, CEDED TERRITORY WALLEYE MANAGEMENT PROPOSAL, AT APRIL 8 MEETING
March 31, 2015
MADISON - A 10-year management plan for wild turkeys in Wisconsin and a request to approve an emergency rule related to walleye management in the Ceded Territory of the state and are among the issues the state Natural Resources Board will take up at its April 8 meeting in Madison.
The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 8, in Room G09, State Natural Resources Building (GEF 2), 101 S. Webster St., Madison. Agenda items include:
- Approval of an updated wild turkey management plan for Wisconsin. "Ecology of Wild Turkeys in Wisconsin and a Plan for Their Management, 2015-2025" was developed by members of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Turkey Advisory Committee, which includes representation from a diverse array of public agencies and conservation organizations that collectively bring a wealth of interests and experience to the table. The foundation of the document rests on sound scientific data on turkey ecology and population dynamics, historic turkey demographic and harvest data from Wisconsin and significant input from the public.
- A proposed emergency rule that seeks to maintain a three walleye daily bag limit on most lakes and rivers in the Wisconsin Ceded Territory. The rule proposes to replace the current system of annually adjusting bag limits with equally protective minimum length and slot limits in conjunction with a three walleye daily bag limit that will apply across the Ceded Territory to manage angler harvest of adult walleye at levels that can be supported over time.
The complete April board agenda is available by searching the DNR website, dnr.wi.gov for keyword "NRB" and clicking on the button for "view agendas."
The public may testify at board meetings on topics open for public comment (listed on the agenda) and during the citizen participation period. The public may also submit written comments about issues that come before the board. The deadline to register to speak at the board meeting or to submit comments is 11 a.m. on Friday, April 3, 2015. For more information see the board public participation page of the DNR website.
Board meetings are webcast live. People can watch the meeting over the Internet by going to the NRB agenda page of the DNR website and clicking on webcasts in the Related Links column on the right. Then click on this month's meeting. After each meeting, the webcast will be permanently available on demand.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Laurie Ross, board liaison, 608-267-7420
Last Revised: Tuesday, March 31, 2015