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News Release

RI Department of Environmental Management
235 Promenade St., Providence, RI 02908
(401) 222-2771 TDD/(401) 222-4462


For Release:

June 14, 2000

Media Contact:

Gail Mastrati 222-4700 ext. 2402
Stephanie Powell 222-4700 ext. 4418

DEM TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARING JUNE 21ON FRESHWATER FISHING AND HUNTING RULES FOR 2000-2001 SEASON

PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, June 21 on the proposed freshwater fishing and hunting season dates and bag limits for the 2000-2001 season. The hearing will be held at 7 p.m. in the Community Room of the Warwick Police Department at 99 Veterans' Memorial Drive in Warwick.

Proposed changes include a bonus archery white-tailed deer permit that will allow archery hunters to take three deer during the archery season on private land in Little Compton, Tiverton, North Kingstown, South Kingstown, Narragansett, Charlestown, Scituate and Cranston. The addition of a special wild turkey season for paraplegic hunters is also proposed.

For a copy of the proposed rules and regulations, call DEM's Division of Fish and Wildlife at 789-3094 or visit the Fish and Wildlife office at the Stedman Government Center in Wakefield, weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. They are also available on DEM's website at www.dem.state.ri.us. The public can comment at the hearing, and written comment will be accepted at the Fish and Wildlife office in Wakefield until June 23.


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