Natural Resources Board approves spring rules hearing questions
The state Natural Resources Board approved wildlife and fisheries questions proposed by the Department of Natural Resources for the public to review at the 2015 Spring Fish and Wildlife Rules Hearings.
The board met Wednesday at the State Natural Resources Building and signed off on the agency’s questions including size and bag limits for panfish, changes to inland trout seasons and other regulations. The approved questions will be voted on by the public at the Fish and Wildlife Spring Hearings held in every county on the evening of April 13.
The fisheries questions approval included:
questions about changes to panfish size limits;
questions about bag limits;
questions about changes to inland trout seasons reducing the number of special regulations; and
questions regarding regulations related to fishing in inland, outlying, and boundary waters.
Wildlife questions approved included:
expanding the areas where waterfowl hunting;
increasing the limit on the number of small game animals a person is allowed to possess;
establish a 9 a.m. opening time on the first day of the pheasant, quail, Hungarian partridge, and southern rabbit seasons; and
modifying the spring wild turkey hunting season opening date, among other rule changes.
The 2015 Spring Fish and Wildlife Rules Hearing questionnaire should be available on the DNR website sometime in late February.
To view more information about the board, search the DNR website dnr.wi.gov for keyword “NRB.” Webcasts of board meetings are available on demand by going to the NRB agenda page and clicking on “NRB webcasts” in the Related Links box on the right.