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KDWPT Commission to Meet Sept. 24 Via Zoom

PRATT – The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) Commission will conduct a public meeting on Sept. 24, 2020, through a Zoom video conference. The public is encouraged to participate in the meeting, which begins at 1:30 p.m., recesses at 5 p.m., and reconvenes at 6:30 p.m. for a public hearing. Time will be set aside for public comment on non-agenda items at the beginning of both the afternoon and evening sessions, and members of the public will have opportunities to provide comment on agenda items throughout the meeting.

Interested parties may participate in the Sept. 24 meeting through one of three following methods:

A)  Log Into Zoom

1. Visit https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYtd-2gpzMjG9d_a05ScDBhi60j6GXEcVXE

2. Register by entering your first and last name, and email address.

3. Once registered, you will be provided a link to “join the meeting.”

4. Visitors will be muted upon entering the meeting. To comment or ask a question, use the “raise hand” feature or type into the chat area.

B)  Call In

1. Call: 1-877-853-5257

2. When a meeting ID is requested, enter: 92004898913#

3. When a participant ID is requested, enter: #

4. For comments or questions, email: kdwpt.kdwptinfo@ks.gov

C)  Watch Live Video/Audio Stream

1. Individuals may watch a live video/audio stream of the meeting on https://ksoutdoors.com/commission-meeting

The afternoon session will begin with an agency and state fiscal status report, followed by a general discussion on antelope and elk regulations and an update from the Outdoor Mentors organization.

A series of workshop topics – items that may be voted on at a future commission meeting – will follow, including: park regulations, fishing regulations, public land cabin rates, big game regulations, 2021-22 deer hunting season dates and the use of lock-draw devices on archery equipment during turkey seasons.

The Commission will recess by 5 p.m. and reconvene at 6:30 p.m. to vote on falconry regulations.

If necessary, the Commission will reconvene at 9 a.m. on Sept. 25 through the same Zoom link to complete any unfinished business. Should this occur, time will again be set aside for public comment on non-agenda items.

Information about the Commission, including the Sept. 24 meeting agenda and briefing book, can be downloaded at https://ksoutdoors.com/KDWPT-Info/Commission.

An interpreter for the hearing impaired can be requested by calling the Kansas Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing at 1-800-432-0698. Any individual with a disability may request other accommodations by contacting the Commission secretary at (620) 672-5911.

The next KDWPT Commission meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, at the Buffalo Bill Cultural Center in Oakley.

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