Washington Hunting News

Washington FWC Adopts New Wildlife Damage Rules
The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted new rules to address property damage and other problems caused by wildlife, at a public video-conference meeting today in Olympia and Spokane.
Washington Special Hunt Apps Due May 26th
Time is running short for hunters planning to apply for special hunting permits for fall deer, elk, mountain goat, moose, bighorn sheep, and turkey seasons.
Washington Special Hunt Permits With More Options
Hunters may now purchase special-permit applications for the 2010 season that provide more options for big-game hunts in Washington than ever before.
Washington FWC Approve Hunting Rules
The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission set this year's general hunting seasons and special-hunt permit drawings during a public meeting here April 9-10.
Smokers Butts are Littering Beaches
Is a beach an ashtray? It may be surprising, but cigarette butts were the most common item found on the world's beaches at the 2009 International Coastal Cleanup.
Washington Deer and Elk Hunters Deadline March 31st
Deer and elk hunters have until March 31 to enter their name in a drawing for a 2010 multiple-season permit, which can greatly increase their opportunities for success in the field.
Washington Spring Black Bear Applications Now Available
Hunters may now purchase and submit applications for a 2010 spring black bear hunting permit, applicable to specific areas of western and eastern Washington.
Washington DFW Will Euthanize Bighorn Sheep
State and federal wildlife officials later this month will take steps to curb the spread of pneumonia in wild bighorn sheep in the Yakima River canyon by euthanizing the sickest animals.
Washington Considers Second Land Exchange
The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission is scheduled to accept public testimony and take action on a proposal to exchange additional land in eastern Washington with the Washington Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) at a meeting January 7-9 in Olympia.
Unsportsmanlike Conduct Closes Elk Hunt Early in Skagit River Area
I and others at the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) share the public's concern over the archery elk hunt that took place December 26 near Concrete in Skagit County.