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A New Home For Fighter Jets? A New Place To Hunt Alligators? The Feds Want Your Thoughts

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Two U.S. government agencies are seeking public input on a couple of projects.

People who want to weigh-in on a plan to station F-35A fighter jets in Jacksonville or at a handful of other locations now have until November 1 to do so. Emails can be sent to: usaf.jbanafw.ngb-a4.mbx.a4a-nepa-comments@mail.mil

The National Guard Bureau’s preliminary analysis of the possible environmental consequences is available for public review on the project website.

Jacksonville's 125th Fighter Wing is among the five locations in contention as an alternative site for the 18 F-35 aircraft.

And the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service wants to know what the public thinks about possibly opening up the Banks Lake National Wildlife Refuge in South Georgia to hunting.

Part of that hunting plan could include alligators.

The deadline to submit comments is November 1.

Contact reporter Cyd Hoskinson at choskinson@wjct.org, 904-358-6351 and on Twitter at @cydwjctnews.