IRON MOUNTAIN - The Upper Peninsula Sportsmen's Alliance (UPSA) is hosting five regional meetings throughout the Upper Peninsula, to obtain information from U.P. conservation sportsmen and women on how they feel about conservation and hunting issues.
A session will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, at Bay West College in Iron Mountain.
Hunters, especially deer hunters, have seen a decline of the deer herd and satisfaction in even seeing deer while afield in the last few years. Concerns are being raised as to how the deer are managed with emphasis on harvest quotas, certain seasons, habitat conditions and predation. UPSA is seeking input from sportsmen on these issues and will conduct five public forums to bring them to resolve.
These meetings are for the public and attendance is encouraged to establish a large representative sample.
Meetings are planned in several locations for convenience as follows:
- Tuesday, Feb. 16, Bay deNoc Community College Heirman Center Room 952, 2001 N. Lincoln Rd., in Escanaba.
- Thursday, Feb. 18, Bay deNoc Community College West Annex Fornetti Room, 2801 N. U.S. 2 in Iron Mountain.
-Thursday, Feb. 25, Lake View Arena, Citizens Forum Room, 1420 Pine St., in Marquette.
- Tuesday, March 9, Ottawa Sportsmen Club, 11075 M-38 7, Baraga (located 7 miles west of Baraga on M-38).
- Thursday, March 11, Community Building Basement, 405 Newberry Ave. in Newberry.
All meetings will begin at 6 p.m. (Central time).
For more information on the Iron Mountain session, please contact Tony Demboski at 779-1405.