Woods and Waters An outdoor blog by John McCoy

A meeting of the minds

Starting tomorrow, West Virginia’s wildlife biologists will begin two days’ worth of meetings at the Division of Natural Resources’ Elkins Operations Center. After they emerge from their meeting rooms, agency biologists will put together their proposals for this year’s big-game seasons. Look for substantial changes in bear-hunting regulations, but very few changes in deer-hunting regulations. Paul Johansen, the DNR’s assistant wildlife chief, says the proposals will be made public Feb. 24 at the Natural Resources Commission’s midwinter meeting in Charleston.