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Parks & Wildlife to hold Sportsmen’s Roundtable event in Eagle next week

Colorado Parks and Wildlife will hold it's semiannual Northwest Region Sportsmen's Roundtable event on Thursday afternoon in Eagle County, inviting the area's hunters and anglers to attend a discussion with their delegates and representatives from CPW.

"As delegates for all hunters and anglers, we are a direct pipeline to CPW leadership," said Dan Schwartz, a Roundtable member from Meeker. "Too often, hunters and anglers with great suggestions or complaints don't find an effective way of making their voice heard. This Roundtable is a great way to get your point across to the people making decisions, so we hope to see a good turnout."

The meeting is meant to address concerns for sportsmen and women across the state including CPW's financial situation, the new shed hunting regulations, herd management plans, nonnative fish management, chronic wasting disease and more. Participants are encourages to come with their own concerns, ideas, suggestions and questions.

The Sportsmen's Roundtable was formed in 2012, and consists of two elected and three appointed delegates from each of CPW's four management regions. Roundtable members hold caucus meeting in cities and towns across the four regions twice a year. Grand County is one of 10 counties in the northwest region.

The event will be held at the Eagle County Building from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., in Eagle.

"Now more than ever, it's in the best interests of sportsmen and women to speak with one voice," said JT Romatzke, northwest regional manager. "Attending Roundtable meetings provides an effective way for hunters and anglers to deliver a clear, unified message about the many issues that may affect their lifestyle, and in some cases, their livelihood."