Washington Hunting News

New Opportunities For Disabled Hunters Proposed
Additional opportunities for youth, seniors and hunters with disabilities are among the changes proposed by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) for the upcoming three-year package of hunting seasons and rules.
New Elk Study Underway In Blue Mountains
A new study to learn more about adult elk death rates and causes began this week with the capture of 64 elk in the Blue Mountains of southeast Washington by Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) biologists.
Blue Mountain Poaching Investigation Continues
State fish and wildlife officers are continuing to pursue their investigation into wide-scale elk and deer poaching in the Blue Mountains, and a private hunters' group is offering nearly $2,000 in rewards for information leading to arrests and convictions in the case.
Blue Mountains Spring Black Bear App Due March 9th
Hunters who want a chance to be drawn for one of 105 permits for the 2003 Blue Mountains spring black bear hunt must submit an application before midnight on March 9, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) announced.
Special Tag Drawing For Early Reporters
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is offering hunters a chance to win one of nine extra hunting tags, as a special incentive to hunters who file early hunting activity reports for the past season.
Three Year Hunting Season Comments Sought
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is soliciting public comments through Dec. 8 on preliminary options for 2003-2005 hunting seasons.
Printer Error Won't Stop Hunt
The general hunting season for black-tail deer on the Long Beach Peninsula will open Oct. 12, even though it is not listed in the state hunting pamphlet, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) announced in a clarifying statement today. The area, designated as Game Management Unit (GMU) 684, was omitted from the "modern firearms" section of the Big Game pamphlet due to a printing error, said Jerry Nelson, WDFW deer and elk section manager.
Deer Checker Training Session
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) will offer a free training session in Belfair for volunteers prepared to help collect information on deer taken during the modern firearms hunting season that begins statewide in mid-October. The training session is scheduled Tuesday, Sept. 24, from 7-9 p.m at the KBH Archers Clubhouse, 3680 Old Belfair Highway, Belfair.
Mule Deer Study
A group of 40 mule deer fawns is being bottle fed in captivity as part of an on-going, five-year, cooperative study aimed at determining the reasons for the species' decline in eastern Washington.
Hunt Raffle Deadline Approaching
Hunters are reminded they have until Sunday (Aug. 4) to purchase raffle tickets for chances to participate in special-permit big game hunts this fall. Winning tickets will be selected by computer and winners will be notified by August 15. One winner will be chosen for each of the following hunts? any buck deer, eastside bull elk, westside bull elk, moose, ram bighorn sheep, and mountain goat.