Washington Hunting News

Washington Reopens Wildlife Areas in South Central Region
Roads closed to protect wintering wildlife on Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) wildlife areas in the south central region will re-open May 1 at 6 a.m. or as otherwise posted.
Washington DFW Scraps Elk Hunting on Turnbull NWR
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has removed a proposal for special permit hunting of elk on Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge from its 2009 hunting season recommendations because of a delay in the federal approval process.
Washington FWC 3 Year Game Management Plan
The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission will consider adopting a three-year package of statewide hunting seasons and rules during a public meeting scheduled April 3-4 in Olympia.
Washington DFW Announces Possible Job Cuts
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) managers this week are advising more than 100 employees their jobs may be eliminated to meet an expected multi-million-dollar budget shortfall.
Washington Deadline for Multi-Season Permits Feb 28th
Deer and elk hunters have until Feb. 28 to enter their name in a drawing for a 2009 multiple-season permit, which can greatly improve their chance of success in the field.
Washington Closes 44,000 Acres to Vehicles to Protect Elk
About 44,000 acres of eastern Washington state wildlife land northwest of Vantage have been closed to motor vehicles through April to protect wintering elk from disturbance.
Washington Black Bear Apps Now Available
Hunters may now purchase and submit applications for a 2009 spring black bear hunting permit, applicable to specific areas of western and eastern Washington.
Washington Master Hunter Enrollment Begins Jan 1
The open enrollment period for the 2009 Master Hunter program will begin January 1, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) announced.
Washington to Discuss Elk Hunting Rule Changes
State wildlife officials will attend a public meeting Oct. 17 in Packwood to discuss proposed changes in elk-hunting rules to help control crop damage and other problems caused by foraging elk in the Cowlitz River Valley.
Washington Cougar Removal Apps. Due Oct. 17th
Washington hunters interested in assisting the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) with public-safety cougar removals have until Oct. 17 to apply for special permits.