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Sublette Examiner
Volume 3, Number 10 - June 5, 2003
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WG&F meeting

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is hosting a public meeting and an open house to discuss five proposed regulations. The open house was scheduled for yesterday in Jackson, while the public information-gathering meeting will be on Thursday, June 19, at the Pinedale Library starting at 7 p.m.

Local biologists and game wardens will be present to answer questions and discuss the proposals, which include furbearing animal trapping seasons; issuance of disabled hunter and disabled hunter companion permits; mountain lion hunting seasons; issuance of licenses, permits, tags, preference points and coupons; and big and trophy game animal and game bird damage claims.

If you are unable to attend the meeting but would like to provide comments on the proposals, written comments can be sent to Scott Smith, Jackson-Pinedale Region Wildlife Coordinator, at P.O. Box 850 Pinedale, Wyo., 82941 or WG&F, ATTN: Regulations, 3030 Energy Lane, Suite 100 Casper, Wyo., 82604. Comments need to be received by June 27.

Fear easement

This summer, access to the Fear Fishing Easements on the Green River, five miles south of Big Piney, may be hampered at times, according to a release from the Wyoming Game and Fish Department.

Several improvements are slated for four locations along the Fear Fishing Easements. Parking area 1 will be improved with new gravel. Bathrooms and a boat ramp will be put in at parking areas 3 and 5, with parking area 4 receiving a new bathroom. Long Island Road will be improved with gravel from parking area 1 to Reardon Road.

The project should be completed by mid-October. This is a $350,000 project being funded by the WG&F's "Access Yes" program that collects voluntary donations during the license application process. The monies are used to purchase access to or through private lands. "Thanks to all the hunters and anglers who support the "Access Yes" program. This project could not take place without your generous donations," said WG&F Construction Supervisor Wes Johnston.

LEPC meeting

The Sublette County Sheriff's Department announced that a meeting of the Local Emergency Planning Committee will be held June 18 at 10 a.m. at the Pinedale Library and the public is invited to attend. Sublette County Emergency Management Coordinator Bob Hanson said in a release that topics to be addressed include compiling an official list of LEPC members (so if you want on the committee, show up); election of officers; information from Wyoming Homeland Security about training and LEPC meetings; and response to hazardous material incidents from private, public and governmental agencies. For information, contact Hanson at 307-367-4370 or 307-276-5448 or

Soda Lake burn

The Bridger-Teton National Forest is accepting public comment on its proposed 750-acre Soda Lake prescribed burn as part of its Fremont II analysis. The goal is to reduce hazardous fuels and improve aspen and rangeland conditions in the Soda Lake area. A burn of 2,000 acres and mechanical cutting of 100 acres of aspen has been completed. The proposal calls for reducing hazardous fuels around the Chambers Bay summer homes.

Submit comments to Craig Trulock, Pinedale Ranger District office, P.O. Box 220, Pinedale, Wyo., 82941 or call 307-367-4326.

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