PRATT – The public is encouraged to attend the Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Commission meeting on Thu., June 13 at the Rolling Hills Zoo, 625 N. Hedville Road, in Salina. The meeting will begin 1:30 p.m., followed by a public hearing at 6:30 p.m. where proposed regulation changes will be voted on. Time will be set aside for public comment on non-agenda items at the beginning of both the afternoon and evening sessions.
During the afternoon session, attendees will hear a report on agency and state fiscal status, and a 2019 legislative session update. Staff will then present information on 2020-2021 turkey regulations for general discussion, followed by a series of workshop session items – items that will be voted on at a future commission meeting. Workshop items include U.S. Coast Guard navigation rules, electronic licensing, disabled veteran license fees, threatened and endangered species regulations, otter season and units, fishing regulations, electric bicycles, and state park regulations.
The Commission will recess by 5 p.m. and reconvene at 6:30 p.m. to conduct a public hearing and vote on two items:
- Deer season; open season, bag limit and permits for Fort Riley
- Antelope season; open season, bag limit and permits, statewide
If necessary, the Commission will reconvene at 9 a.m. at the same location, June 14, 2019, to complete any unfinished business. Should this occur, time will again be set aside for public comment on non-agenda items.
Information about the Commission, including the June 13, 2019 meeting agenda and briefing book, can be downloaded at ksoutdoors.com/KDWPT-Info/Commission/Upcoming-Commission-Meetings.
If notified in advance, the Commission 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 Commission secretary at 620-672-5911.
The next KWPT Commission meeting is scheduled for Thursday, August 15 at the University of Kansas Edwards Campus, Best Conference Center, in Overland Park.