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State Waterfowl Meeting To Be Held In Dallas Twp.

March 5, 2019

DALLAS — An annual state meeting about waterfowl is coming Luzerne County. The Pennsylvania Game Commission Northeast Region Office in Dallas Twp. will host an agency meeting on the birds. That meeting will include briefings on the status of Atlantic Flyway waterfowl populations and proposed federal frameworks for the 2019-20 waterfowl hunting seasons. Game Commission staff will also provide updates on current and planned research and management programs, as well as past hunting results. Representatives of waterfowl organizations, interested hunters and the public are invited to attend the March 15 meeting. The meeting has typically rotated between locations in the northwestern and southeastern regions of the state, but local waterfowl hunters have been interested in holding it in Northeast Pennsylvania, wrote Jeremy Stempka, Game Commission waterfowl biologist, in a press release. “With the Northeast Region’s new headquarters facility now available for use, the time seemed right to respond to this request. We hope to see both regular attendees and new participants at this year’s meeting,” he wrote. Attending the meeting is one way to make a public comment on agency business. Another is to send an email to WaterfowlComments@pa.gov. Members of the public can also send a letter to: Pennsylvania Game Commission, Bureau of Wildlife Management, 2001 Elmerton Avenue, Harrisburg, PA 17110-9797. The briefing will begin 1, March 15 at the Pennsylvania Game Commission Northeast Region Office, 3917 Memorial Highway, Dallas. — BILL WELLOCK