PRATT – The final Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KWPT) Commission meeting for 2019 will be held on November 14 at the William Carpenter 4-H Building in Scott City. The public is invited to the meeting, which begins at 1:30 p.m., recesses at 5 p.m., and reconvenes at 6:30 p.m. for a public hearing. Time will be set aside for public comment on non-agenda items at the beginning of both the afternoon and evening sessions.
The afternoon session will begin with an agency and state status report, followed by general discussion on the following topics: Recovering America’s Wildlife Act update and resolution signing, Little Jerusalem grand opening update, Scott riffle beetle update, duck hunting zone boundaries, and webless migratory bird regulations.
Workshop topics – items that may be voted on at a future commission meeting – will follow, with big game and public land regulations presented.
Commissioners will then recess by 5 p.m. and reconvene at 6:30 p.m. to vote on the following: electronic licensing, threatened and endangered species regulations, nongame species regulations, fishing regulations, 2020-2021 spring and fall turkey hunting regulations, and state park regulations.
Dates for 2020 Free Park Entrance and Free Fishing Days will also be set by Secretary’s Orders during the Public Hearing portion of the meeting.
If necessary, the Commission will reconvene at 9 a.m. at the same location, November 15, 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 November 14, 2019 meeting agenda and briefing book, can be downloaded at ksoutdoors.com/KDWPT-Info/Commission. A live stream of the meeting can be viewed at ksoutdoors.com/KDWPT-Info/Commission/Current-LIVE-Commission-Meeting.
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, January 9, 2020 at the Riverside Community Building in Iola.