The South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks Department has rescheduled one of its upcoming public meetings to discuss mountain lion management. The open house meeting has been moved from July 18th to August 7th, 2012. It will be held at the agency's Outdoor Campus West facility in Rapid City from 6-9 p.m.
SDGF&P officials say that by pushing the date back a few weeks, their "staff will be able to share more specific information on lion populations and projected harvest goals for the upcoming season."
The public will then have "an opportunity to provide input during the official comment period for the proposal and to share their opinions on the Commission's proposal that will be adopted in early August," said Mike Kintigh, regional supervisor for western South Dakota.
Upcoming Dates to Keep in Mind:
August 2-3, SDGF&P Commission Meeting in Milbank to propose South Dakota's 2013 mountain lion hunting season quotas and rules.
August 7, SDGF&P open house in Rapid City to discuss mountain lion management with the public.
October 4-5, SDGF&P Commission Meeting in Deadwood to finalize the 2013 mountain lion hunting season proposal.