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Commission Nomination Meeting set for June 25 in Prestonsburg

FRANKFORT, Ky. — A meeting to nominate candidates for the 7th Wildlife District representative on the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission will be held at 7:30 p.m. (Eastern) Tuesday, June 25, at the Mountain Arts Center, 50 Hal Rogers Drive, Prestonsburg, Ky.

This meeting is an opportunity for the public to have a voice on their representative on the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission.

The commission is a nine-member board, comprised of volunteers who serve four-year terms after nomination by licensed hunters and anglers, appointed by the governor, and confirmed by the Kentucky senate. The commission recommends all hunting, fishing and boating regulations for approval by the General Assembly. Legislators must approve all recommendations before they become law.

The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources is an agency of the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet.

Doors will open at 6 p.m., then close promptly at 7:30 p.m. for the duration of the meeting.

Who can nominate candidates? Residents of the 7th Wildlife District who, for the past two consecutive years, have either: purchased a Kentucky hunting or fishing license; or hunted or fished in Kentucky, but were not required to purchase a license, may participate in the nominating meeting and may be nominated. The 7th Wildlife District includes Breathitt, Floyd, Harlan, Johnson, Knott, Lawrence, Leslie, Letcher, Magoffin, Martin, Owsley, Perry and Pike counties.

The names of up to five nominees chosen at the meeting will be submitted to Gov. Matthew Bevin, who will appoint one of the nominees to a term ending in August 2023, subject to Kentucky Senate confirmation.

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