PRATT – The Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KWPT) Commission will conduct its next public meeting on September 19, 2019 at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center, 592 NE K-156 Highway, in Great Bend. All are welcome to attend 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.
During the afternoon session, attendees will hear a report on agency and state fiscal status, and general discussion on public lands regulations, antelope and elk regulations, and what to expect in the 2019 Upland Bird Hunting Forecast.
A series of workshop topics – items that may be voted on at a future commission meeting – will follow, including: threatened and endangered species regulations, electronic licensing, fishing regulations, state park regulations, 2020-2021 turkey regulations, and big game regulations.
Commissioners will then recess by 5 p.m. and reconvene at 6:30 p.m. to continue general discussions regarding renovations at Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area, and potential duck zone changes, before voting on the use of electric-assisted bicycles at Kansas state parks.
If necessary, the Commission will reconvene at 9 a.m. at the same location, September 20, 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 September 19, 2019 meeting agenda and briefing book, can be downloaded at ksoutdoors.com/KDWPT-Info/Commission.
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, November 14, 2019 at the William Carpenter 4-H Building in Scott City.