Who is going to the Public Meetings?

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by 1tuffdog, Jan 2, 2008.

  1. 1tuffdog

    1tuffdog Well-Known Member

    How many of ya'll are going to the public meetings next Tuesday (Jan 8) for input on the 2008-09 Deer hunting regulations?

    What changes or additions would you like to see?

    I for one would like to see ZONE 12 (or other high doe areas) get more doe tags during modern gun season, instead of being limited to two. They can keep the limit to 4 deer total ,but would like to be able to manage the herd I hunt a little better. I know I can get four doe with a bow, but that is something I do not enjoy.

    I would also like to see a little longer muzzle loading season after modern gun. At least a week instead of three days.
  2. Manybeards

    Manybeards Premium Member<br>2009 Turkey Contest Winner<br>20

    When and where are the meetings?

  3. jason7655

    jason7655 Well-Known Member

  4. Tony Harris

    Tony Harris Super Moderator<br>2012-13 Deer Hunting Contest Wi Staff Member

  5. I will probably not attend, but I am writing a letter to submit my written opinions on zone 12:

    1. reduce the size of zone 12 to Grant, Dallas, Columbia, Cleveland, Calhoun, Jefferson, Union and Ashley Counties
    2. mandate that doe must be killed before killing a buck.
    3. Support the 4x4 slot rule
  6. jason7655

    jason7655 Well-Known Member

    are you going to give them your reasons for the 3 things you are asking for?

    I would suggest that much.
  7. Ok, my head is not on straight, these meetings are only for actual regulations and not the deer management plan, right??? I am probably confused as normal:smack:
  8. jason7655

    jason7655 Well-Known Member

    I don't know for sure what kind of suggestions are desired. I think you have good opinions just say why you think zone 12 should be like that.

    Hunters may voice their opinions about hunting regulations and seasons at one of 11 public meetings across the state Tuesday, Jan. 8.

    The meetings are part of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s annual hunting regulations process. They are held to give hunters and other interested parties the opportunity to make comments and proposals for the 2008-09 hunting seasons.
  9. CP

    CP Well-Known Member

    From AGFC site.....

    "Comments may be verbal or written. Written comments may be submitted at one of the meetings or mailed to the AGFC, Hunting Regulations Proposals, 2 Natural Resources Drive, Little Rock, AR 72205. Comments can also be made on the AGFC Web site at http://www.agfc.com/hunting/public-meeting.aspx. The deadline for comments is Jan. 31."

    Wish G&F could try a little harder....
    The "LINK" takes you to a "Page not Found" thingy...:smack: :smack:
    Great job.
  10. Mr. Chitlin

    Mr. Chitlin Administrator Staff Member

    NE Ark
    If I really thought that comments were used, and not just thrown in the trash can, I might go. I personally think that the AGFC has to have the meetings, so with reluctance, they have them. After the meetings are over, they get a good laugh and the good ole boy stuff just keeps on going.
  11. CP

    CP Well-Known Member

    Mr. C...I thought about saying much the same thing...but...the trailing three or so would have given me ten more "smites". and I am tired of their BS....:fit: :fit: :fit:

    Somehow...I think you are safe, however....
  12. Gooch

    Gooch Well-Known Member

    Here you go! This will be just as good!

    A great direct survey to Little Rock!
  13. bayman1975

    bayman1975 Select Member<br>2014-2015 Deer Hunting Contest W

    I'm going to the Jonesboro meeting.

    I'd like to see all youth hunters, under the age of 16, get no antler restrictions, and a bag limit that includes one doe deer.

    The G&F can then use their formula to decide whether to give out additional doe permits.
  14. Paul Jones

    Paul Jones Member<br>'07/'08 Bowhunting Contest Team Winner

    I'm going to the Jonesboro meeting and I don't really have anything that I want to see changed. I just think it helps for hunters to show up to show that we care about our sport. If I was to choose some things the I would like to be changed they would be: I do like the idea that bayman had about the limit for youth hunters. I also would like to see the flood prone regions changed. I hunt in zone 4 around Waldenburg and our water level is gauged on the Cache River. A large portion of land around where I hunt is not affected in the least bit by high water. We definetly aren't affected by the depth of the Cache.
  15. bayman1975

    bayman1975 Select Member<br>2014-2015 Deer Hunting Contest W

    Several of us are meeting at Ed's Catfish before the meeting.
  16. redeye

    redeye Member<br>2015-16 Bow Hunting Contest Winner

    Start bow season on September 15, does only untill Oct.1, It might help on doe management :thumb:
  17. dspeakes

    dspeakes Grand Member<br> 2006 Spring Turkey Team Contest W

    I will be at the Jonesboro meeting.
  18. PUDDLE

    PUDDLE Well-Known Member

    I will be at Fayetteville.

    DODGEMAN Well-Known Member

    As bayman said several of us are meeting at Ed's catfish in Jonesboro around 5:00 if any of yall want to meet us there and eat and chat some, then head to the meeting?

    Hope to see yall there. Jeff
  20. Earnhardt fan #1

    Earnhardt fan #1 Premium Member<br>2012 Turkey Hunting Contest Winn

    I'm headed to Mtn View :biggrin: