"The bottom line is that we want a healthy deer population," Foster said as he introduced the proposed changes. "We want the deer herd to exist in harmony with current habitat conditions, and in harmony with current sociological conditions."
DNR officials plan to take the proposals to the public in a series of 12 mid-March meetings at locations throughout the state. Commission members will take public input into account before they approve or disapprove any regulation changes. Commissioners will vote on the proposals at an April 29 meeting in Lewisburg.
Members of the commission are Jeff Bowers, from Pendleton County; Byron Chambers, Hampshire County; Pete Cuffaro, Ohio County; Dr. Tom Dotson, Greenbrier County; Dave Milne, Preston County; Dave Truban, Monongalia County; and Kenny Wilson, Logan County.
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