Washington Hunting News

Public Review Under Way for Proposed Wildlife Conservation Funding Strategy
A series of informational meetings will be held across the state this month as part of a public review process for the Washington's draft Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy (CWCS).
Wild Turkey Management Plan
With the number of wild turkey and turkey hunters in Washington state both on the rise, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is seeking public comment on a plan to manage bird populations for recreational opportunities in the future.
Black Bear Hunt in Capitol State Forest
Permits have been issued to hunters selected to participate in a special black bear hunt designed to reduce bear damage to trees in two timberlands - one in Thurston and Grays Harbor counties and another in Pierce County.
Commission to Consider Changes for Hanford Elk, Eastern Washington Pheasant
Proposed 2005 hunting season revisions that affect Hanford elk management, eastern Washington pheasant hunts and other seasons will be considered by the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission during its meeting April 8-9 in Moses Lake.
Hunter Activity Reports Due Jan. 31
With participation in a mandatory postseason hunting report program declining every year, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has proposed adding a fee of up to $50 to the cost of licenses for those hunters who fail to submit their information on time.
Commission Adopts Permanent CWD Rules
The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission has adopted permanent rules restricting importation of deer and elk into Washington state that are harvested from states and Canadian provinces where chronic wasting disease (CWD) has been found in wild populations.
Firearm-Restricted Hunt Dates Error for Unit 564
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.
Cougar-Hunting Seasons Changed
Cougar-hunting seasons in five northeastern Washington counties have been changed following the creation of a pilot cougar program, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) announced.
Hunter Incentives Offered for Deer-Disease Screening Effort
Hunters in southwest Washington have an opportunity this fall to win prizes while they help the state monitor for chronic wasting disease (CWD) in deer, under a joint effort by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) and local businesses.
Commission to Consider NE Washington Pilot Cougar Hunting Season
The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission is expected to act on a proposed pilot program for cougar hunting in five northeastern Washington counties during an Oct. 1-2 workshop in Olympia.