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DNR confirms Altoona location as site for Feb. 21 listening session

Tue, February 20, 2018

Des Moines - The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has confirmed the Hy-Vee store in Altoona as the final location for the wildlife rules public meeting on February 21. The meeting provides a setting for the DNR to listen to the public’s thoughts on hunting and trapping regulations for this fall.

These meetings are part of the process for making rules in state government. The meeting is from 6 to 9 p.m.

“Any rule changes must be discussed with Iowa’s citizens who might be impacted by the changes before the rule changes are proposed. The process helps ensure that rule changes serve the public’s wishes and do not impact Iowa’s economy,” said Todd Bishop, chief of the wildlife bureau.

At each meeting DNR staff will facilitate a discussion about what went well last fall, what didn’t, and what changes hunters and trappers would like to see for this fall.

These discussions along with the data that the wildlife bureau collects on harvest and population numbers will be used to develop recommendations for any rule changes. Any changes must be approved by the Natural Resource Commission and then go back to the public for further comment before taking effect next fall.

Meetings will be held in Altoona, Atlantic, Boone, Burlington, Calmar, Chariton, Council Bluffs, Creston, DeWitt, Knoxville, Lake View, Ottumwa, Peosta, Sheldon, Solon, Spencer, Tripoli and Ventura. 

Complete locations are available online at

Any person attending the public meeting and has special requirements such as those related to mobility or hearing impairments should contact the DNR or ADA Coordinator at 515-725-8200, Relay Iowa TTY Service 800-735-7942, or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), and advise of specific needs.

Feb. 21 wildlife listening session locations

Altoona, Hy-Vee, 108 Eighth Street SW
Atlantic, Iowa DNR office, 1401 Sunnyside Lane
Boone, Iowa DNR research station, 1436 255th Street  
Burlington, Public Library, 210 Court St.
Calmar, Northeast Iowa Community College Dairy Education Center, 1527 Hwy. 150 South, Site #1793 in Room 114
Chariton, Iowa DNR research station, Red Haw State Park, 24570 Hwy. 34 (White building at the Red Hawk Lake Dam)
Council Bluffs, Fish and Game Club, 531 Comanche Street
Creston, Southwestern Community College, 1501 West Townline, Room 180
DeWitt, Central High School, Room 311 (near the auditorium)
Knoxville, Red Rock Army Corps of Engineers headquarters, 1105 N Hwy. T15
Lake View, Iowa DNR wildlife office, 116 South State Road
Ottumwa, Ottumwa High School, 501 Second St E, Room 157
Peosta, Northeast Iowa Community College, 8342 NICC Drive, Room 203
Sheldon, Northwest Iowa Community College, 603 W Park Street, Building H, Room 519
Solon, Middle School, 1775 Racine Ave. NE, Media Center
Spencer, Iowa Lakes Community College - Spencer Campus, 1900 Grand Ave., Room 108B
Tripoli, Tripoli High School, 209 Eighth Ave SW, ICN Room
Ventura, Iowa DNR wildlife office, 15326 Balsam Ave.


All outdoors show elmwood 2019 big bucks bass