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Iowa proposed deer, turkey and furbearer seasons

Des Moines, Iowa – The Natural Resource Commission (NRC) of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources has added notice of intended action on spring and fall turkey hunting seasons, resident deer hunting and furbearer seasons to its March 17 teleconference.

The notice for intended action allows for the public to comment on the proposal for 30 days, which includes an official public hearing. The proposals are included in the commission agenda available online at https://www.iowadnr.gov/About-DNR/Boards-Commissions/Natural-Resource-Commission found toward the bottom of the webpage.

The teleconference will begin at 8:30 a.m., and will originate from the fourth-floor west conference room, in the Wallace State Office Building, 502 East Ninth Street, in Des Moines.

The meeting is open to the public. To call in to the teleconference, dial 1-866-685-1580 a few minutes prior to the meeting. When prompted, enter conference code 5152817122 followed by the # key.

Members of the NRC are Kim Francisco, Dennis Schemmel, Margo Underwood, Marcus Branstad, Laura Hommel, Tom Prickett and Laura Foell. The director of the DNR is Kayla Lyon.

Any person attending the public meeting and has special requirements such as those related to mobility or hearing impairments should contact the DNR or ADA Coordinator at 515-725-8200, Relay Iowa TTY Service 800-735-7942, or Webmaster@dnr.iowa.gov, and advise of specific needs.

The following is the agenda for the March 17 meeting.

Approve Agenda
Consent Agenda
*Contract Amendment-4 with Northwoods Forestry, Inc.
*Timber Sale Contract with Jones Wood Heating and Logging LLC for French Creek Wildlife Management Area (WMA)
*Contract with Des Moines Blue Print Company/Beeline and Blue
*Public Land Management Project: Chapter 18 Lease Correction, Fidelity Properties, Ltd – Dickinson County
Approve Minutes of Feb. 13 Meeting
Director’s Remarks
Division Administrator’s Remarks
Donations
*Contract Amendment-4 with Northwoods Forestry, Inc.
*Timber Sale Contract with Jones Wood Heating and Logging LLC for French Creek Wildlife Management Area (WMA)
Chapter 35, Fish Habitat Promotion for County Conservation Board Grant Recommendations
Contract with HDR Engineering Inc.
*Contract with Des Moines Blue Print Company/Beeline and Blue
*Public Land Management Project: Chapter 18 Lease Correction, Fidelity Properties, Ltd – Dickinson County
Public Land Acquisition Projects
Bloody Run Creek WMA, Clayton County – Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation (INHF)
Mitchell Marsh WMA, Union County – INHF
Contract with Ducks Unlimited, Inc.
Small Construction Projects
Chapter 98, Wild Turkey Spring Hunting and Chapter 99, Wild Turkey Fall Hunting – Notice of Intended Action
Chapter 106, Deer Hunting by Residents – Notice of Intended Action
Chapter 108, Mink, Muskrat, Raccoon, Badger, Opossum, Weasel, Striped Skunk, Fox (Red and Gray), Beaver, Coyote, River Otter, Bobcat, Gray (Timber) Wolf and Spotted Skunk Seasons – Notice of Intended Action
General Discussion
Next Meeting, April 9, in Des Moines
For a complete agenda, go to www.iowadnr.gov/nrc