This past week Echo (FC Abby Von Riggan Hibbs) was bred with Vimy (FC Vimy Ridge Von Lowenherz). This is a repeat breeding that has yielded nice, successful pups in the past. If the breeding took we will expect pups around Memorial Day (5-25-15).
I will confirm pregnancy in about 30 days via an ultra-sound. All the pups have already been spoken for.
These discussions along with the data that the wildlife bureau collects on harvest and population numbers will be used to develop recommendations for any rule changes this fall. Any changes must be approved by the Natural Resource Commission and then go back to the public for further comment before taking effect next fall.