Three members of the Ohio Wildlife Council, from front to back, Mike Rex, Tom Vorisek, and Karen Stewart-Linkhart. From a previous meeting. Photo by Carrie Gloeckner.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Updated rule proposals were presented to the Ohio Wildlife Council at their regularly-scheduled meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 8, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).

These rule proposals were updated from the original rule proposals the council first heard at their July meeting. Public comments on the proposals will be accepted online from Aug. 10-31, 2018, at wildohio.gov.

The updated proposals and the public hearing notice have been posted online at wildohio.gov.

A statewide public hearing on the proposed rules will be held at the ODNR Division of Wildlife’s District One office on Thursday, Sept. 13, at 9 a.m. The office is located at 1500 Dublin Road, Columbus, 43215. These hearings are open to the public, and input from the public is permitted within specific time limits.

The Ohio Wildlife Council is an eight-member board that approves all ODNR Division of Wildlife proposed rules and regulations. Council meetings are open to the public. Individuals who want to provide comments on a topic that is currently being considered by council are asked to register at least two days before the meeting by calling 614-265-6304. After considering public input, the Ohio Wildlife Council will vote on the proposed rules and season dates at its meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 10.