Washington Hunting News

August 23rd Game Management Meeting Set
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has scheduled a workshop for Aug. 23 at Central Washington University in Ellensburg to kick off discussions on how to improve the public's involvement in the management of game species.
Deer and Elk CWD Free, More Fall Tests Planned
Washington deer and elk remain free of chronic wasting disease (CWD), recently completed tests on tissue samples from nearly 1,000 animals indicate.
Raffle Ticket Puchase Deadline August 3rd
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is selling raffle tickets to hunters looking for a chance to participate in big game raffle permit hunts this fall.
Nine Hunters Win Incentive Tags
Nine people who hunted in Washington state last year and reported the results of their hunting activity on time will get special incentive hunting tags for 2003 seasons.
WDFW Over-the-counter Recreational License Sales to End July 1
Over-the-counter recreational license sales at Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) offices will end effective July 1 due to budget constraints.
Big Game Hunting Rule Clarifications
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has made several corrections and clarifications to errors in the recently released 2003 Big Game Hunting Seasons and Rules pamphlet.
Possible Grizzly Bear Sighting in Okanogan County
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) biologists are waiting for DNA test results and photo analysis to determine if a bear seen May 14 in the northeast corner of Okanogan County was a grizzly.
New Hunt Regulation Pamphlet On-line
The new 2003 Big Game Hunting Seasons and Rules pamphlet is posted on the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) website and printed copies will soon be arriving at recreational license dealers.
DFW Searching for Kalama River Cougar
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) enforcement officers this morning issued safety warnings to residents near a section of the Kalama River while a private hound hunter continued searching for a cougar that reportedly jumped a male angler yesterday, knocking him to the ground.
Hunting Season Dates and Rules Meetings
The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission is scheduled to adopt hunting seasons and rules for 2003-05 when it meets April 11 and 12 in Moses Lake. The public is invited to comment on a number of new revisions and rules.