Firearm-Restricted Hunt Dates Error for Unit 564

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The dates for a firearm-restricted hunt in the Battleground Game Management Unit (GMU 564) in Southwest Washington are listed incorrectly in the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife's (WDFW) 2004 Big Game Hunting Seasons and Rules pamphlet, hunters are advised.

The correct hunt dates for this season in GMU 564 are actually Nov. 24 through Dec. 31. The hunt date was listed erroneously on page 27 of the rules pamphlet as being open Nov.24 through Dec. 13, to all tag holders, for any deer.

Those participating in the season are reminded that archery and muzzleloader hunters must use hunting methods consitent with their tag. Also, modern firearm tag holders must comply with the rules for firearm-restriction areas outlined on page 17 of the rules pamphlet. Additionally, all hunters are required to wear hunter orange during the hunt, regardless of weapon use or tag type.

Hunters participating in this late-hunt opportunity also are reminded of significant changes made to the boundaries of Unit 564 (Battle Ground) before the 2003 hunting season. The GMU is nearly all private property and permission is required before hunting on private land.

Detailed maps of this and all GMUs may now be found on the WDFW website at: http://wdfw.wa.gov/mapping/gohunt/index.html