Article Posted: March 15, 2002

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LANSING--The Michigan Natural Resources Commission and the
Department of Natural Resources will host a public meeting
March 26 in Marquette to discuss current and pending
wildlife regulations.
The NRC and DNR will hear public comment from 6:30 p.m.
until 9 p.m. at the Ramada Inn, 412 West Washington Street.
"This meeting will provide residents of the Upper Peninsula
an opportunity to express their viewpoints regarding
wildlife regulations, including those that the DNR should
consider for the fall 2002 deer hunting season," said Jim
Ekdahl, DNR Upper Peninsula Field Deputy.
"Wildlife management in Michigan must stay current with
biological and social issues, and public comment is an
integral component of the decision-making process," said NRC
Chairman Keith Charters. "The NRC has established a
tradition of coming to the Upper Peninsula each year at this
time to hear residents' viewpoints, and I feel strongly that
the NRC listens to what the citizens of the U.P. have to
say, so we can gain a better feel for the issues that are
important to this area of the state."
Those who attend the meeting will be provided three minutes
to make comment. Written comment is welcome via mail to
Teresa Gloden, Assistant to the NRC, P.O. Box 30028,
Lansing, MI, 48909, and can also be submitted by e-mail to or in-person at the meeting.
Further questions can be directed to Ann Wilson or Katie
Rydquist, DNR, Marquette, 906-228-6561.

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