The Division of Natural Resources has hosted several public input events across our state, including one in Fairmont on Wednesday night to hear what local hunters and gamers have to say about proposed hunting, trapping, and gaming regulations.
The DNR set up several different stations for each hunting season and encouraged people to share their ideas about a variety of topics, from bears to even reptiles and amphibians.
"Amphibian regulations were just changed last year. One of the problems was people were coming into West Virginia and taking as many as 300 turtles out. Some people think that they're non-game, but they're actually game," said David Milne, a DNR commissioner.
Spring gobbler season starts on April 28 across the state.