Washington Hunting News

Washington Death Sparks Review of Hunting Safety Issues
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) managers plan to examine hunter-education practices, possible hunting-age restrictions and other potential safety improvements for areas where mixed-use recreation occurs during hunting seasons.
Washington FWC Discuss Cougar Season
The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission took public comment on proposed changes to cougar hunting regulations at a meeting Friday (July 18) conducted via videoconference in Olympia and Spokane.
Washington DFW Invites Hunters to Give Input
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is inviting hunters, conservation groups and the general public to help shape state hunting seasons for 2009-11.
Washington DFW Master Hunter Meeting
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) and the Master Hunter advisory group have scheduled a meeting for certified master hunters June 14 in Spokane.
Washington Public Advisory Committee Accepting Apps
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is now accepting applications for membership on its Shooting Range Public Advisory Committee, which evaluates shooting range grant applications for the department.
Harsh Winter Takes Heavy Toll on Washington Elk
Harsh winter conditions took a heavy toll on elk in the Mount St. Helens Wildlife Area in recent months, even though wildlife managers trucked in tons of hay to feed them.
Washington DFW Looks to Release Turkeys in Whatcom County
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has scheduled an informational open house May 8 in Acme to discuss a proposal to introduce wild turkeys to Whatcom County.
Wolverines in Tahoe National Forest?
During ongoing investigations by an Oregon State University graduate student, the Forest Service, and California Department of Fish and Game (DFG), two additional wolverine photographs were captured.
Despite Delisting Washington Wolves Still Protected
Despite the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (USFWS) action March 28th removing gray wolves from the federal endangered-species list in the eastern third of Washington state, the animals remain protected as a state endangered species throughout Washington.
Wolf Delisting by End of Week?
Barring legal challenges, the federal rule removing wolves in Idaho and the rest of the Northern Rocky Mountains from the endangered species becomes final Friday, March 28.