Washington Hunting News

More than 2,000 Hunters Selected for Multiple-Season Hunt Opportunity
A total of 2,091 hunters have been selected for a unique opportunity to participate in a new multiple-season hunt for deer or elk this year.
WDFW Kills Cougar that Bit Man
The young cougar believed to have bitten a man on the lower leg was shot and killed by a Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) enforcement officer responding to a report that the animal had killed a house cat at a nearby property last night.
Spring Turkey Hunters Limited to Three Birds Under Expanded Rules
Hunters gearing up for the start of the wild turkey season can take up to five birds this year – but not all during the spring season. Although the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission recently expanded harvest opportunities for turkeys this fall, only three birds may be harvested during the 2006 spring season, which runs April 15 to May 15.
Commission Approves New Hunting Rules for 2006-08
The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission today adopted new hunting rules for 2006-08 that expand hunting seasons for wild turkeys, add a day of elk hunting with modern firearms in western Washington and take steps to improve mule-deer buck survival on the east side of the state.
Spring Black Bear Hunt Applications Due March 12
Hunters who want a chance at one of 305 spring black bear hunting permits must submit an application to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) by midnight on March 12, 2006.
Fishing & Hunting Accessible at Wooten Wildlife Area
Anglers and hunters headed for the Wooten Wildlife Area will be able to pursue spring fishing and hunting opportunities despite a temporary safety closure in place because of salvage logging operations, according to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW).
Colockum Elk Plan to be Reviewed
Public review of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) Draft Colockum Elk Herd Management Plan is scheduled at evening meetings Feb. 7 in Wenatchee and Feb. 9 in Ellensburg.
Public Comment Sought on Plans for 2006-08 Hunting Seasons
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is seeking public comments on various options for the 2006-08 hunting seasons. A series of seven public meetings have been scheduled at sites throughout the state.
Grants Available for Volunteer Projects that Benefit Fish and Wildlife
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) will begin accepting applications Jan. 2 from individuals and groups seeking financial support for volunteer projects that benefit fish and wildlife.
Hunter reports required by Jan. 31
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is reminding hunters to file reports of their hunting activities by Jan. 31 for each 2005 black bear, deer, elk, or turkey tag purchased.