Volunteers Needed for Elk Hunt on St. Helen's Tree Farm
Weyerhaeuser Co. will open their lands and give hunters with special elk permits more access to the St. Helen's Tree Farm. This will be the fifth year where the Weyerhaeuser Co. and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife work together to harvest some of the elk herd in the St. Helen's timberland.
Hunters will have access to 250,000 acres of private land. The Department of Fish and Wildlife is currently having a sign-up for volunteers to assist with the hunt. The duties include: orienting hunters, staffing access points and maintaining safety buffers between hunters and active Weyerhaeuser operations, said Sandra Jonker, regional wildlife manager. To volunteer you must go to at least one orientation - there are three different times to attend. The St. Helen's Land access hunting is during special elk permit season which runs from September to January. From The News Tribune.