Mashpee National Wildlife Refuge will facilitate one public information session to outline the proposed refuge hunt plan and seek public input on issues and concerns related to the environmental assessment and compatibility determination. The refuge proposes opening a public use hunt program for big game, squirrel, furbearer, upland game bird, migratory waterfowl. The objective of the hunting program is to provide the public with high-quality, wildlife-oriented recreation.
The walk-in listening session will be held at the Mashpee Town Hall (Waquiot Meeting Room, 16 Great Neck Rd N, Mashpee, MA 02649, USA) on Thursday, May 2nd from 5:00pm to 7:00 pm. Members of the public are invited to attend at any time within that 2-hr window.
The hunt plan, compatibility determination, and environmental assessment is available for review at https://www.fws.gov/refuge/mashpee/
The public is encouraged to submit written comments to Attn: Hunt Plan, Eastern Massachusetts National Wildlife Refuge Complex, 73 Weir Hill Road, Sudbury, MA 01776-1420. Comments can also be emailed to [email protected]. Comments will be accepted until May 10, 2019.
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