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September 17, 2018 Anglers must release steelhead in the Hanford Reach Action: Release all steelhead in the Hanford Reach. Effective date: Immediately, until further notice. Species affected: Steelhead Location: Columbia River, from the wooden powerline towers at the Old Hanford townsite to Priest Rapids Dam. Reason for action: This action is being taken to comply with federal requirements under NOAA Fisheries, as stipulated in Permit 1395. Additional information: This emergency rule will be in force until permanent rules take effect. Fishers must have a current Washington fishing license, appropriate to the fishery. Check the WDFW "Fishing in Washington" rules pamphlet for details on fishing seasons and regulations. Fishing rules are subject to change. Check the WDFW Fishing hotline for the latest rule information at (360) 902-2500, press 2 for recreational rules. For the Shellfish Rule Change hotline call (360)796-3215 or toll free 1-866-880-5431. Persons with disabilities who need to receive this information in an alternative format or who need reasonable accommodations to participate in WDFW-sponsored public meetings or other activities may contact Dolores Noyes by phone (360-902-2349), TTY (360-902-2207), or email (dolores.noyes@dfw.wa.gov). For more information, see http://wdfw.wa.gov/accessibility/reasonable_request.html. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This message has been sent to the WDFW All Information mailing list. Visit the Emergency Fishing Rule Website at: https://fortress.wa.gov/dfw/erules/efishrules/ To UNSUBSCRIBE from this mailing list: http://wdfw.wa.gov/lists/unsubscribe.html - 9:34 a.m. 9/18/2018
September 17, 2018

Anglers must release steelhead in the
Hanford Reach

Action: Release all steelhead in the
Hanford Reach.

Effective date: Immediately, until
further notice.

Species affected: Steelhead

Location: Columbia River, from the
wooden powerline towers at the Old
Hanford townsite to Priest Rapids
Dam.

Reason for action: This action is
being taken to comply with federal
requirements under NOAA Fisheries, as
stipulated in Permit 1395.

Additional information: This
emergency rule will be in force until
permanent rules take effect.

Fishers must have a current
Washington fishing license,
appropriate to the fishery. Check the
WDFW "Fishing in Washington" rules
pamphlet for details on fishing
seasons and regulations. Fishing
rules are subject to change. Check
the WDFW Fishing hotline for the
latest rule information at (360) 902-
2500, press 2 for recreational rules.
For the Shellfish Rule Change hotline
call (360)796-3215 or toll free 1-
866-880-5431.
Persons with disabilities who need to
receive this information in an
alternative format or who need
reasonable accommodations to
participate in WDFW-sponsored public
meetings or other activities may
contact Dolores Noyes by phone (360-
902-2349), TTY (360-902-2207), or
email (dolores.noyes@dfw.wa.gov). For
more information, see
http://wdfw.wa.gov/accessibility/reas
onable_request.html.


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September 17, 2018 Summer salmon season winding down in Puget Sound marine areas Action: State fish managers are reminding anglers that the summer salmon fishing season ends Sept. 23 in Marine Area 8-2 and Sept. 30 in many other marine areas. Species affected: Salmon. Effective date and locations: Marine Area 8-2 (Port Susan and Port Gardner): Closes at the end of the day Sept. 23. Marine areas 5 (Sekiu), 6 (East Juan de Fuca Strait), 7 (San Juan Islands), 8-1 (Deception Pass, Hope Island, Skagit Bay), and 9 (Admiralty Inlet): Close at the end of the day Sept. 30. Marine areas 10-13: Remain open for salmon fishing. Reason for action: There is no change to the current rules. This is a reminder of scheduled closures. Additional information: For more information, anglers should consult the 2018-19 Washington Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet available online at https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/regulations/ and the rule change page https://fortress.wa.gov/dfw/erules/efishrules/. Information contact: David Stormer, Puget Sound recreational salmon fishery manager, (360) 902-0058; or Mark Baltzell, Puget Sound salmon manager, (360) 902-2807. Fishers must have a current Washington fishing license, appropriate to the fishery. Check the WDFW "Fishing in Washington" rules pamphlet for details on fishing seasons and regulations. Fishing rules are subject to change. Check the WDFW Fishing hotline for the latest rule information at (360) 902-2500, press 2 for recreational rules. For the Shellfish Rule Change hotline call (360)796-3215 or toll free 1-866-880-5431. Persons with disabilities who need to receive this information in an alternative format or who need reasonable accommodations to participate in WDFW-sponsored public meetings or other activities may contact Dolores Noyes by phone (360-902-2349), TTY (360-902-2207), or email (dolores.noyes@dfw.wa.gov). For more information, see http://wdfw.wa.gov/accessibility/reasonable_request.html. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This message has been sent to the WDFW All Information mailing list. Visit the Emergency Fishing Rule Website at: https://fortress.wa.gov/dfw/erules/efishrules/ To UNSUBSCRIBE from this mailing list: http://wdfw.wa.gov/lists/unsubscribe.html - 9:33 a.m. 9/18/2018
September 17, 2018

Summer salmon season winding down in
Puget Sound marine areas

Action: State fish managers are
reminding anglers that the summer
salmon fishing season ends Sept. 23
in Marine Area 8-2 and Sept. 30 in
many other marine areas.

Species affected: Salmon.

Effective date and locations:

Marine Area 8-2 (Port Susan and Port
Gardner): Closes at the end of the
day Sept. 23.
Marine areas 5 (Sekiu), 6 (East Juan
de Fuca Strait), 7 (San Juan
Islands), 8-1 (Deception Pass, Hope
Island, Skagit Bay), and 9 (Admiralty
Inlet): Close at the end of the day
Sept. 30.
Marine areas 10-13: Remain open for
salmon fishing.
Reason for action: There is no change
to the current rules. This is a
reminder of scheduled closures.

Additional information: For more
information, anglers should consult
the 2018-19 Washington Sport Fishing
Rules pamphlet available online at
https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/regulatio
ns/ and the rule change page
https://fortress.wa.gov/dfw/erules/ef
ishrules/.

Information contact: David Stormer,
Puget Sound recreational salmon
fishery manager, (360) 902-0058; or
Mark Baltzell, Puget Sound salmon
manager, (360) 902-2807.

Fishers must have a current
Washington fishing license,
appropriate to the fishery. Check the
WDFW "Fishing in Washington" rules
pamphlet for details on fishing
seasons and regulations. Fishing
rules are subject to change. Check
the WDFW Fishing hotline for the
latest rule information at (360) 902-
2500, press 2 for recreational rules.
For the Shellfish Rule Change hotline
call (360)796-3215 or toll free 1-
866-880-5431.
Persons with disabilities who need to
receive this information in an
alternative format or who need
reasonable accommodations to
participate in WDFW-sponsored public
meetings or other activities may
contact Dolores Noyes by phone (360-
902-2349), TTY (360-902-2207), or
email (dolores.noyes@dfw.wa.gov). For
more information, see
http://wdfw.wa.gov/accessibility/reas
onable_request.html.


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September 17, 2018 Summer salmon season winding down in Puget Sound marine areas Action: State fish managers are reminding anglers that the summer salmon fishing season ends Sept. 23 in Marine Area 8-2 and Sept. 30 in many other marine areas. Species affected: Salmon. Effective date and locations: Marine Area 8-2 (Port Susan and Port Gardner): Closes at the end of the day Sept. 23. Marine areas 5 (Sekiu), 6 (East Juan de Fuca Strait), 7 (San Juan Islands), 8-1 (Deception Pass, Hope Island, Skagit Bay), and 9 (Admiralty Inlet): Close at the end of the day Sept. 30. Marine areas 10-13: Remain open for salmon fishing. Reason for action: There is no change to the current rules. This is a reminder of scheduled closures. Additional information: For more information, anglers should consult the 2018-19 Washington Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet available online at https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/regulations/ and the rule change page https://fortress.wa.gov/dfw/erules/efishrules/. Information contact: David Stormer, Puget Sound recreational salmon fishery manager, (360) 902-0058; or Mark Baltzell, Puget Sound salmon manager, (360) 902-2807. Fishers must have a current Washington fishing license, appropriate to the fishery. Check the WDFW "Fishing in Washington" rules pamphlet for details on fishing seasons and regulations. Fishing rules are subject to change. Check the WDFW Fishing hotline for the latest rule information at (360) 902-2500, press 2 for recreational rules. For the Shellfish Rule Change hotline call (360)796-3215 or toll free 1-866-880-5431. Persons with disabilities who need to receive this information in an alternative format or who need reasonable accommodations to participate in WDFW-sponsored public meetings or other activities may contact Dolores Noyes by phone (360-902-2349), TTY (360-902-2207), or email (dolores.noyes@dfw.wa.gov). For more information, see http://wdfw.wa.gov/accessibility/reasonable_request.html. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This message has been sent to the WDFW All Information mailing list. Visit the Emergency Fishing Rule Website at: https://fortress.wa.gov/dfw/erules/efishrules/ To UNSUBSCRIBE from this mailing list: http://wdfw.wa.gov/lists/unsubscribe.html

August 31, 2018 Contact: Jeremy Trump, 509-382-1005 Anglers limited to one hatchery steelhead on Snake River, other southeast Washington streams OLYMPIA Fishery managers are reducing the daily limit for hatchery steelhead to one fish on the Snake River and other streams in southeast Washington beginning Sept. 4 to protect weak runs. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) will implement the new rule on the Snake River, as well as the Grande Ronde, Touchet, Tucannon, and Walla Walla rivers. Chris Donley, WDFW regional fish program manager, said monitoring at Bonneville Dam now indicates that 96,500 upriver steelhead will return to the Columbia River this year, down from 182,400 fish projected before the fishing season began. Many of those fish are bound for the Snake River, the largest tributary of the Columbia, and its tributaries. "Making this change now will help us meet our conservation objectives for wild steelhead and still allow anglers some fishing opportunity," Donley said. "However, we will continue to monitor the run of steelhead to the Snake River and adjust as necessary." The new rule comes just a week after fishery managers closed a large section of the Columbia River to steelhead fishing. State fishery managers also announced on Friday that steelhead retention will close Sept. 4 on the lower White Salmon River, another tributary of the Columbia River. More information on that is available online at https://fortress.wa.gov/dfw/erules/efishrules/, where the rule changes on the Snake River and its tributaries can also be found. Persons with disabilities who need to receive this information in an alternative format or who need reasonable accommodations to participate in WDFW-sponsored public meetings or other activities may contact Dolores Noyes by phone (360-902-2349), TTY (360-902-2207), or email (dolores.noyes@dfw.wa.gov). For more information, see http://wdfw.wa.gov/accessibility/reasonable_request.html. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This message has been sent to the WDFW All Information mailing list. Visit the WDFW News Release Archive at: http://wdfw.wa.gov/news/ To UNSUBSCRIBE from this mailing list: http://wdfw.wa.gov/lists/unsubscribe.html - 8:30 a.m. 9/1/2018
August 31, 2018
Contact: Jeremy Trump, 509-382-1005

Anglers limited to one hatchery
steelhead on Snake River,
other southeast Washington streams

OLYMPIA Fishery managers are
reducing the daily limit for hatchery
steelhead to one fish on the Snake
River and other streams in southeast
Washington beginning Sept. 4 to
protect weak runs.

The Washington Department of Fish and
Wildlife (WDFW) will implement the
new rule on the Snake River, as well
as the Grande Ronde, Touchet,
Tucannon, and Walla Walla rivers.

Chris Donley, WDFW regional fish
program manager, said monitoring at
Bonneville Dam now indicates that
96,500 upriver steelhead will return
to the Columbia River this year, down
from 182,400 fish projected before
the fishing season began. Many of
those fish are bound for the Snake
River, the largest tributary of the
Columbia, and its tributaries.

"Making this change now will help us
meet our conservation objectives for
wild steelhead and still allow
anglers some fishing opportunity,"
Donley said. "However, we will
continue to monitor the run of
steelhead to the Snake River and
adjust as necessary."

The new rule comes just a week after
fishery managers closed a large
section of the Columbia River to
steelhead fishing.

State fishery managers also announced
on Friday that steelhead retention
will close Sept. 4 on the lower White
Salmon River, another tributary of
the Columbia River. More information
on that is available online at
https://fortress.wa.gov/dfw/erules/ef
ishrules/, where the rule changes on
the Snake River and its tributaries
can also be found.

Persons with disabilities who need to
receive this information in an
alternative format or who need
reasonable accommodations to
participate in WDFW-sponsored public
meetings or other activities may
contact Dolores Noyes by phone (360-
902-2349), TTY (360-902-2207), or
email (dolores.noyes@dfw.wa.gov). For
more information, see
http://wdfw.wa.gov/accessibility/reas
onable_request.html.


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Noel Johnson - Woodland
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September 2018 Contact: (Fish) 360-902-2700 (Wildlife) 360-902-2515 Hunters take to the field, salmon move upriver The sun is setting earlier and the leaves are starting to turn color signs of another change of season. Fall is in the air, and hunters are heading out for the first major hunting seasons of the year. Salmon fisheries are also underway in the Columbia River, Puget Sound and other waters, and anglers are still reeling in trout from lakes throughout Washington. September highlights include: Deer and elk: Early general archery hunts will open for deer and elk in many areas of the state. Canada geese: Hunters will have an opportunity to go afield for Canada geese before the primary waterfowl seasons get underway in October. Youth-only hunts: The special bird hunt for hunters under age 16 is split between two weekends. The hunt for ducks and geese is set for Sept. 22-23 on the west side of the state and Sept. 29-30 on the eastside. Youth hunters can also hunt pheasants Sept. 22-23 statewide. Columbia River salmon: Coho salmon are the name of the game downriver from the Rocky Point/Tongue Point line, while the chinook fishery moves upstream. Eastern Washington lakes: Fishing for trout and warmwater species, such as bass and yellow perch, should continue to be good at several eastern Washington lakes. With wildfires burning in several areas of the state, hunters and others are advised to check fire conditions at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/state/49/ before they head out. Fire restrictions are currently in effect on lands managed by WDFW (see https://wdfw.wa.gov/news/aug0218a/ for more information). For information about hunting, fishing and wildlife viewing opportunities available this month in each region of the state, see the Weekender Regional Reports at https://wdfw.wa.gov/weekender/. Persons with disabilities who need to receive this information in an alternative format or who need reasonable accommodations to participate in WDFW-sponsored public meetings or other activities may contact Dolores Noyes by phone (360-902-2349), TTY (360-902-2207), or email (dolores.noyes@dfw.wa.gov). For more information, see http://wdfw.wa.gov/accessibility/reasonable_request.html. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This message has been sent to WDFW All Information Visit the Weekender Report Archive at: http://wdfw.wa.gov/weekender To UNSUBSCRIBE from this mailing list: http://wdfw.wa.gov/lists/unsubscribe.html - 8:28 a.m. 9/1/2018
September 2018
Contact: (Fish) 360-902-2700
(Wildlife) 360-902-2515

Hunters take to the field, salmon
move upriver

The sun is setting earlier and the
leaves are starting to turn color
signs of another change of season.
Fall is in the air, and hunters are
heading out for the first major
hunting seasons of the year.

Salmon fisheries are also underway in
the Columbia River, Puget Sound and
other waters, and anglers are still
reeling in trout from lakes
throughout Washington.

September highlights include:

Deer and elk: Early general archery
hunts will open for deer and elk in
many areas of the state.
Canada geese: Hunters will have an
opportunity to go afield for Canada
geese before the primary waterfowl
seasons get underway in October.
Youth-only hunts: The special bird
hunt for hunters under age 16 is
split between two weekends. The hunt
for ducks and geese is set for Sept.
22-23 on the west side of the state
and Sept. 29-30 on the eastside.
Youth hunters can also hunt pheasants
Sept. 22-23 statewide.
Columbia River salmon: Coho salmon
are the name of the game downriver
from the Rocky Point/Tongue Point
line, while the chinook fishery moves
upstream.
Eastern Washington lakes: Fishing for
trout and warmwater species, such as
bass and yellow perch, should
continue to be good at several
eastern Washington lakes.
With wildfires burning in several
areas of the state, hunters and
others are advised to check fire
conditions at
https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/state/49/
before they head out. Fire
restrictions are currently in effect
on lands managed by WDFW (see
https://wdfw.wa.gov/news/aug0218a/
for more information).

For information about hunting,
fishing and wildlife viewing
opportunities available this month in
each region of the state, see the
Weekender Regional Reports at
https://wdfw.wa.gov/weekender/.

Persons with disabilities who need to
receive this information in an
alternative format or who need
reasonable accommodations to
participate in WDFW-sponsored public
meetings or other activities may
contact Dolores Noyes by phone (360-
902-2349), TTY (360-902-2207), or
email (dolores.noyes@dfw.wa.gov). For
more information, see
http://wdfw.wa.gov/accessibility/reas
onable_request.html.


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WDFW FISHING RULE CHANGE Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091 http://wdfw.wa.gov August 30, 2018 Marine Area 1 to open for 2 more days of salmon fishing during Labor Day weekend Action: Marine Area 1 will be open Sunday, Sept. 2, and Monday, Sept. 3, for chinook and hatchery coho salmon fishing. Effective date: Sept. 2 and 3, 2018. Species affected: Chinook and coho salmon. Location: Marine Area 1 (Ilwaco). Reason for action: Sufficient quota is available for two more days of salmon fishing. Only a small amount of coho quota remained after the closure of Area 1 earlier in August; however a transfer of quota by the commercial troll fishery provided enough to reopen the recreational fishery. Additional information: Daily limit of two salmon, release wild coho. The Columbia River Control Zone (Control Zone 1) is closed. Marine Area 2 and 3 are open through Sept. 3 with a daily limit of two salmon, release wild coho. Marine Area 4 remains closed to salmon fishing. The Columbia River remains closed to chinook retention downstream of the Rocky Point-Tongue Point line, with the exception of the North Jetty, where Marine Area 1 rules apply while Area 1 is open for chinook retention. Anglers with chinook in their possession may not fish in areas that are closed to chinook retention. Information contact: Wendy Beeghley, Ocean Salmon Manager, (360) 249-1215. Fishers must have a current Washington fishing license, appropriate to the fishery. Check the WDFW "Fishing in Washington" rules pamphlet for details on fishing seasons and regulations. Fishing rules are subject to change. Check the WDFW Fishing hotline for the latest rule information at (360) 902-2500, press 2 for recreational rules. For the Shellfish Rule Change hotline call (360)796-3215 or toll free 1-866-880-5431. Persons with disabilities who need to receive this information in an alternative format or who need reasonable accommodations to participate in WDFW-sponsored public meetings or other activities may contact Dolores Noyes by phone (360-902-2349), TTY (360-902-2207), or email (dolores.noyes@dfw.wa.gov). For more information, see http://wdfw.wa.gov/accessibility/reasonable_request.html. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This message has been sent to the WDFW All Information mailing list. Visit the Emergency Fishing Rule Website at: https://fortress.wa.gov/dfw/erules/efishrules/ To UNSUBSCRIBE from this mailing list: http://wdfw.wa.gov/lists/unsubscribe.html - 10:04 a.m. 8/31/2018
WDFW FISHING RULE CHANGE
Washington Department of Fish and
Wildlife
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA
98501-1091
http://wdfw.wa.gov

August 30, 2018

Marine Area 1 to open for 2 more days
of salmon fishing during Labor Day
weekend

Action: Marine Area 1 will be open
Sunday, Sept. 2, and Monday, Sept. 3,
for chinook and hatchery coho salmon
fishing.

Effective date: Sept. 2 and 3, 2018.

Species affected: Chinook and coho
salmon.

Location: Marine Area 1 (Ilwaco).

Reason for action: Sufficient quota
is available for two more days of
salmon fishing. Only a small amount
of coho quota remained after the
closure of Area 1 earlier in August;
however a transfer of quota by the
commercial troll fishery provided
enough to reopen the recreational
fishery.

Additional information: Daily limit
of two salmon, release wild coho. The
Columbia River Control Zone (Control
Zone 1) is closed.

Marine Area 2 and 3 are open through
Sept. 3 with a daily limit of two
salmon, release wild coho.

Marine Area 4 remains closed to
salmon fishing.

The Columbia River remains closed to
chinook retention downstream of the
Rocky Point-Tongue Point line, with
the exception of the North Jetty,
where Marine Area 1 rules apply while
Area 1 is open for chinook retention.
Anglers with chinook in their
possession may not fish in areas that
are closed to chinook retention.

Information contact: Wendy Beeghley,
Ocean Salmon Manager, (360) 249-1215.

Fishers must have a current
Washington fishing license,
appropriate to the fishery. Check the
WDFW "Fishing in Washington" rules
pamphlet for details on fishing
seasons and regulations. Fishing
rules are subject to change. Check
the WDFW Fishing hotline for the
latest rule information at (360) 902-
2500, press 2 for recreational rules.
For the Shellfish Rule Change hotline
call (360)796-3215 or toll free 1-
866-880-5431.
Persons with disabilities who need to
receive this information in an
alternative format or who need
reasonable accommodations to
participate in WDFW-sponsored public
meetings or other activities may
contact Dolores Noyes by phone (360-
902-2349), TTY (360-902-2207), or
email (dolores.noyes@dfw.wa.gov). For
more information, see
http://wdfw.wa.gov/accessibility/reas
onable_request.html.


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WDFW FISHING RULE CHANGE Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091 http://wdfw.wa.gov August 30, 2018 Marine Area 1 to open for 2 more days of salmon fishing during Labor Day weekend Action: Marine Area 1 will be open Sunday, Sept. 2, and Monday, Sept. 3, for chinook and hatchery coho salmon fishing. Effective date: Sept. 2 and 3, 2018. Species affected: Chinook and coho salmon. Location: Marine Area 1 (Ilwaco). Reason for action: Sufficient quota is available for two more days of salmon fishing. Only a small amount of coho quota remained after the closure of Area 1 earlier in August; however a transfer of quota by the commercial troll fishery provided enough to reopen the recreational fishery. Additional information: Daily limit of two salmon, release wild coho. The Columbia River Control Zone (Control Zone 1) is closed. Marine Area 2 and 3 are open through Sept. 3 with a daily limit of two salmon, release wild coho. Marine Area 4 remains closed to salmon fishing. The Columbia River remains closed to chinook retention downstream of the Rocky Point-Tongue Point line, with the exception of the North Jetty, where Marine Area 1 rules apply while Area 1 is open for chinook retention. Anglers with chinook in their possession may not fish in areas that are closed to chinook retention. Information contact: Wendy Beeghley, Ocean Salmon Manager, (360) 249-1215. Fishers must have a current Washington fishing license, appropriate to the fishery. Check the WDFW "Fishing in Washington" rules pamphlet for details on fishing seasons and regulations. Fishing rules are subject to change. Check the WDFW Fishing hotline for the latest rule information at (360) 902-2500, press 2 for recreational rules. For the Shellfish Rule Change hotline call (360)796-3215 or toll free 1-866-880-5431. Persons with disabilities who need to receive this information in an alternative format or who need reasonable accommodations to participate in WDFW-sponsored public meetings or other activities may contact Dolores Noyes by phone (360-902-2349), TTY (360-902-2207), or email (dolores.noyes@dfw.wa.gov). For more information, see http://wdfw.wa.gov/accessibility/reasonable_request.html. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This message has been sent to the WDFW All Information mailing list. Visit the Emergency Fishing Rule Website at: https://fortress.wa.gov/dfw/erules/efishrules/ To UNSUBSCRIBE from this mailing list: http://wdfw.wa.gov/lists/unsubscribe.html

WDFW FISHING RULE CHANGE Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091 http://wdfw.wa.gov August 31, 2018 WDFW announces clam and oyster seasons for North Bay (Case Inlet) Action: North Bay (Case Inlet) will be open Sept. 1-30 for the harvest of clams and oysters, based on the results from population, harvest and effort assessments. Harvesting of clams and oysters is restricted to the daylight hours only. No nighttime harvesting will be allowed. Effective Dates: Sept. 1-30, 2018. Species affected: All clams and oysters. Location: North Bay (Case Inlet) on state-owned oyster reserves and contiguous state-owned tidelands south and east of the powerline crossing. Reason for action: Due to site access limitations, harvest is prohibited during hours of darkness. Harvest is allowed only one hour before official sunrise until one hour after official sunset. The low tides that are optimal for harvesting oysters and clams do not occur during daylight hours after Sept. 30 through the end of the year. A redesigned and extended sport season is anticipated for 2019. Other information: For more information on tides and harvesting shellfish at North Bay, check WDFW's website at https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/beaches/280710/. Information Contact: Camille Speck, WDFW Port Townsend Office, (360) 302-3030 ext. 313 Fishers must have a current Washington fishing license, appropriate to the fishery. Check the WDFW "Fishing in Washington" rules pamphlet for details on fishing seasons and regulations. Fishing rules are subject to change. Check the WDFW Fishing hotline for the latest rule information at (360) 902-2500, press 2 for recreational rules. For the Shellfish Rule Change hotline call (360)796-3215 or toll free 1-866-880-5431. Persons with disabilities who need to receive this information in an alternative format or who need reasonable accommodations to participate in WDFW-sponsored public meetings or other activities may contact Dolores Noyes by phone (360-902-2349), TTY (360-902-2207), or email (dolores.noyes@dfw.wa.gov). For more information, see http://wdfw.wa.gov/accessibility/reasonable_request.html. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This message has been sent to the WDFW All Information mailing list. Visit the Emergency Fishing Rule Website at: https://fortress.wa.gov/dfw/erules/efishrules/ To UNSUBSCRIBE from this mailing list: http://wdfw.wa.gov/lists/unsubscribe.html - 10:03 a.m. 8/31/2018
WDFW FISHING RULE CHANGE
Washington Department of Fish and
Wildlife
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA
98501-1091
http://wdfw.wa.gov

August 31, 2018

WDFW announces clam and oyster
seasons for North Bay (Case Inlet)

Action: North Bay (Case Inlet) will
be open Sept. 1-30 for the harvest of
clams and oysters, based on the
results from population, harvest and
effort assessments.

Harvesting of clams and oysters is
restricted to the daylight hours
only. No nighttime harvesting will be
allowed.

Effective Dates: Sept. 1-30, 2018.

Species affected: All clams and
oysters.

Location: North Bay (Case Inlet) on
state-owned oyster reserves and
contiguous state-owned tidelands
south and east of the powerline
crossing.

Reason for action: Due to site access
limitations, harvest is prohibited
during hours of darkness. Harvest is
allowed only one hour before official
sunrise until one hour after official
sunset.

The low tides that are optimal for
harvesting oysters and clams do not
occur during daylight hours after
Sept. 30 through the end of the year.

A redesigned and extended sport
season is anticipated for 2019.

Other information: For more
information on tides and harvesting
shellfish at North Bay, check WDFW's
website at
https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish
/beaches/280710/.

Information Contact: Camille Speck,
WDFW Port Townsend Office, (360) 302-
3030 ext. 313

Fishers must have a current
Washington fishing license,
appropriate to the fishery. Check the
WDFW "Fishing in Washington" rules
pamphlet for details on fishing
seasons and regulations. Fishing
rules are subject to change. Check
the WDFW Fishing hotline for the
latest rule information at (360) 902-
2500, press 2 for recreational rules.
For the Shellfish Rule Change hotline
call (360)796-3215 or toll free 1-
866-880-5431.
Persons with disabilities who need to
receive this information in an
alternative format or who need
reasonable accommodations to
participate in WDFW-sponsored public
meetings or other activities may
contact Dolores Noyes by phone (360-
902-2349), TTY (360-902-2207), or
email (dolores.noyes@dfw.wa.gov). For
more information, see
http://wdfw.wa.gov/accessibility/reas
onable_request.html.


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WDFW FISHING RULE CHANGE Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091 http://wdfw.wa.gov August 29, 2018 Sturgeon retention season set in the Columbia River upstream from Wauna powerlines to Bonneville Dam Action: Allows a limited white sturgeon retention fishery in the Lower Columbia River. White sturgeon from 44-inches minimum to 50-inches maximum fork length may be retained. Effective dates: Saturdays, September 15 and 22, 2018. Species affected: White sturgeon. Locations: The Columbia River from the Wauna powerlines to Bonneville Dam and all adjacent Washington tributaries. Reason for action: Increased legal-size population over the past few years allows for a conservative retention fishery within the lower Columbia River. Other information: Catch-and-release fishing for sturgeon will continue to be allowed on all non-retention days. Daily white sturgeon limit: One fish Annual white sturgeon limit: Two fish Retention of green sturgeon is prohibited. Information contact: Region 5 office; 360-696-6211 Fishers must have a current Washington fishing license, appropriate to the fishery. Check the WDFW "Fishing in Washington" rules pamphlet for details on fishing seasons and regulations. Fishing rules are subject to change. Check the WDFW Fishing hotline for the latest rule information at (360) 902-2500, press 2 for recreational rules. For the Shellfish Rule Change hotline call (360)796-3215 or toll free 1-866-880-5431. Persons with disabilities who need to receive this information in an alternative format or who need reasonable accommodations to participate in WDFW-sponsored public meetings or other activities may contact Dolores Noyes by phone (360-902-2349), TTY (360-902-2207), or email (dolores.noyes@dfw.wa.gov). For more information, see http://wdfw.wa.gov/accessibility/reasonable_request.html. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This message has been sent to the WDFW All Information mailing list. Visit the Emergency Fishing Rule Website at: https://fortress.wa.gov/dfw/erules/efishrules/ To UNSUBSCRIBE from this mailing list: http://wdfw.wa.gov/lists/unsubscribe.html - 10:17 a.m. 8/30/2018
WDFW FISHING RULE CHANGE
Washington Department of Fish and
Wildlife
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA
98501-1091
http://wdfw.wa.gov

August 29, 2018

Sturgeon retention season set in the
Columbia River
upstream from Wauna powerlines to
Bonneville Dam

Action: Allows a limited white
sturgeon retention fishery in the
Lower Columbia River. White sturgeon
from 44-inches minimum to 50-inches
maximum fork length may be retained.

Effective dates: Saturdays, September
15 and 22, 2018.

Species affected: White sturgeon.

Locations: The Columbia River from
the Wauna powerlines to Bonneville
Dam and all adjacent Washington
tributaries.

Reason for action: Increased legal-
size population over the past few
years allows for a conservative
retention fishery within the lower
Columbia River.

Other information: Catch-and-release
fishing for sturgeon will continue to
be allowed on all non-retention days.

Daily white sturgeon limit: One fish
Annual white sturgeon limit: Two fish
Retention of green sturgeon is
prohibited.
Information contact: Region 5 office;
360-696-6211

Fishers must have a current
Washington fishing license,
appropriate to the fishery. Check the
WDFW "Fishing in Washington" rules
pamphlet for details on fishing
seasons and regulations. Fishing
rules are subject to change. Check
the WDFW Fishing hotline for the
latest rule information at (360) 902-
2500, press 2 for recreational rules.
For the Shellfish Rule Change hotline
call (360)796-3215 or toll free 1-
866-880-5431.
Persons with disabilities who need to
receive this information in an
alternative format or who need
reasonable accommodations to
participate in WDFW-sponsored public
meetings or other activities may
contact Dolores Noyes by phone (360-
902-2349), TTY (360-902-2207), or
email (dolores.noyes@dfw.wa.gov). For
more information, see
http://wdfw.wa.gov/accessibility/reas
onable_request.html.


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WDFW FISHING RULE CHANGE Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091 http://wdfw.wa.gov August 29, 2018 West Medical Lake fishing rules to change ahead of rehabilitation Action: Allow retention of trout only, remove the daily catch limit for trout, and extend the fishing season. Effective date: Aug. 31 through Oct. 7, 2018. Species affected: Trout only. Location: West Medical Lake (Spokane County). Reason for action: West Medical Lake is scheduled to be treated with the piscicide rotenone for fish management purposes. Additional information: West Medical Lake will be open to trout only with no daily catch limits. All other fish species must be returned to the lake. Closed to fishing for all species from Oct. 8, 2018, until further notice. Information contact: Randy Osborne, District 2 fish biologist, 509-892-1001 ext. 302. Fishers must have a current Washington fishing license, appropriate to the fishery. Check the WDFW "Fishing in Washington" rules pamphlet for details on fishing seasons and regulations. Fishing rules are subject to change. Check the WDFW Fishing hotline for the latest rule information at (360) 902-2500, press 2 for recreational rules. For the Shellfish Rule Change hotline call (360)796-3215 or toll free 1-866-880-5431. Persons with disabilities who need to receive this information in an alternative format or who need reasonable accommodations to participate in WDFW-sponsored public meetings or other activities may contact Dolores Noyes by phone (360-902-2349), TTY (360-902-2207), or email (dolores.noyes@dfw.wa.gov). For more information, see http://wdfw.wa.gov/accessibility/reasonable_request.html. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This message has been sent to the WDFW All Information mailing list. Visit the Emergency Fishing Rule Website at: https://fortress.wa.gov/dfw/erules/efishrules/ To UNSUBSCRIBE from this mailing list: http://wdfw.wa.gov/lists/unsubscribe.html - 10:16 a.m. 8/30/2018
WDFW FISHING RULE CHANGE
Washington Department of Fish and
Wildlife
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA
98501-1091
http://wdfw.wa.gov

August 29, 2018

West Medical Lake fishing rules to
change ahead of rehabilitation

Action: Allow retention of trout
only, remove the daily catch limit
for trout, and extend the fishing
season.

Effective date: Aug. 31 through Oct.
7, 2018.

Species affected: Trout only.

Location: West Medical Lake (Spokane
County).

Reason for action: West Medical Lake
is scheduled to be treated with the
piscicide rotenone for fish
management purposes.

Additional information: West Medical
Lake will be open to trout only with
no daily catch limits. All other fish
species must be returned to the lake.
Closed to fishing for all species
from Oct. 8, 2018, until further
notice.

Information contact: Randy Osborne,
District 2 fish biologist, 509-892-
1001 ext. 302.

Fishers must have a current
Washington fishing license,
appropriate to the fishery. Check the
WDFW "Fishing in Washington" rules
pamphlet for details on fishing
seasons and regulations. Fishing
rules are subject to change. Check
the WDFW Fishing hotline for the
latest rule information at (360) 902-
2500, press 2 for recreational rules.
For the Shellfish Rule Change hotline
call (360)796-3215 or toll free 1-
866-880-5431.
Persons with disabilities who need to
receive this information in an
alternative format or who need
reasonable accommodations to
participate in WDFW-sponsored public
meetings or other activities may
contact Dolores Noyes by phone (360-
902-2349), TTY (360-902-2207), or
email (dolores.noyes@dfw.wa.gov). For
more information, see
http://wdfw.wa.gov/accessibility/reas
onable_request.html.


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August 29, 2018 Sturgeon retention season set in the Columbia River upstream from Wauna powerlines to Bonneville Dam Action: Allows a limited white sturgeon retention fishery in the Lower Columbia River. White sturgeon from 44-inches minimum to 50-inches maximum fork length may be retained. Effective dates: Saturdays, September 15 and 22, 2018. Species affected: White sturgeon. Locations: The Columbia River from the Wauna powerlines to Bonneville Dam and all adjacent Washington tributaries. Reason for action: Increased legal-size population over the past few years allows for a conservative retention fishery within the lower Columbia River. Other information: Catch-and-release fishing for sturgeon will continue to be allowed on all non-retention days. Daily white sturgeon limit: One fish Annual white sturgeon limit: Two fish Retention of green sturgeon is prohibited. Information contact: Region 5 office; 360-696-6211 Fishers must have a current Washington fishing license, appropriate to the fishery. Check the WDFW "Fishing in Washington" rules pamphlet for details on fishing seasons and regulations. Fishing rules are subject to change. Check the WDFW Fishing hotline for the latest rule information at (360) 902-2500, press 2 for recreational rules. For the Shellfish Rule Change hotline call (360)796-3215 or toll free 1-866-880-5431. Persons with disabilities who need to receive this information in an alternative format or who need reasonable accommodations to participate in WDFW-sponsored public meetings or other activities may contact Dolores Noyes by phone (360-902-2349), TTY (360-902-2207), or email (dolores.noyes@dfw.wa.gov). For more information, see http://wdfw.wa.gov/accessibility/reasonable_request.html. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This message has been sent to the WDFW All Information mailing list. Visit the Emergency Fishing Rule Website at: https://fortress.wa.gov/dfw/erules/efishrules/ To UNSUBSCRIBE from this mailing list: http://wdfw.wa.gov/lists/unsubscribe.html - 3:51 p.m. 8/29/2018
August 29, 2018

Sturgeon retention season set in the
Columbia River
upstream from Wauna powerlines to
Bonneville Dam

Action: Allows a limited white
sturgeon retention fishery in the
Lower Columbia River. White sturgeon
from 44-inches minimum to 50-inches
maximum fork length may be retained.

Effective dates: Saturdays, September
15 and 22, 2018.

Species affected: White sturgeon.

Locations: The Columbia River from
the Wauna powerlines to Bonneville
Dam and all adjacent Washington
tributaries.

Reason for action: Increased legal-
size population over the past few
years allows for a conservative
retention fishery within the lower
Columbia River.

Other information: Catch-and-release
fishing for sturgeon will continue to
be allowed on all non-retention days.

Daily white sturgeon limit: One fish
Annual white sturgeon limit: Two fish
Retention of green sturgeon is
prohibited.
Information contact: Region 5 office;
360-696-6211

Fishers must have a current
Washington fishing license,
appropriate to the fishery. Check the
WDFW "Fishing in Washington" rules
pamphlet for details on fishing
seasons and regulations. Fishing
rules are subject to change. Check
the WDFW Fishing hotline for the
latest rule information at (360) 902-
2500, press 2 for recreational rules.
For the Shellfish Rule Change hotline
call (360)796-3215 or toll free 1-
866-880-5431.
Persons with disabilities who need to
receive this information in an
alternative format or who need
reasonable accommodations to
participate in WDFW-sponsored public
meetings or other activities may
contact Dolores Noyes by phone (360-
902-2349), TTY (360-902-2207), or
email (dolores.noyes@dfw.wa.gov). For
more information, see
http://wdfw.wa.gov/accessibility/reas
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August 29, 2018 Sturgeon retention season set in the Columbia River upstream from Wauna powerlines to Bonneville Dam Action: Allows a limited white sturgeon retention fishery in the Lower Columbia River. White sturgeon from 44-inches minimum to 50-inches maximum fork length may be retained. Effective dates: Saturdays, September 15 and 22, 2018. Species affected: White sturgeon. Locations: The Columbia River from the Wauna powerlines to Bonneville Dam and all adjacent Washington tributaries. Reason for action: Increased legal-size population over the past few years allows for a conservative retention fishery within the lower Columbia River. Other information: Catch-and-release fishing for sturgeon will continue to be allowed on all non-retention days. Daily white sturgeon limit: One fish Annual white sturgeon limit: Two fish Retention of green sturgeon is prohibited. Information contact: Region 5 office; 360-696-6211 Fishers must have a current Washington fishing license, appropriate to the fishery. Check the WDFW "Fishing in Washington" rules pamphlet for details on fishing seasons and regulations. Fishing rules are subject to change. Check the WDFW Fishing hotline for the latest rule information at (360) 902-2500, press 2 for recreational rules. For the Shellfish Rule Change hotline call (360)796-3215 or toll free 1-866-880-5431. Persons with disabilities who need to receive this information in an alternative format or who need reasonable accommodations to participate in WDFW-sponsored public meetings or other activities may contact Dolores Noyes by phone (360-902-2349), TTY (360-902-2207), or email (dolores.noyes@dfw.wa.gov). For more information, see http://wdfw.wa.gov/accessibility/reasonable_request.html. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This message has been sent to the WDFW All Information mailing list. Visit the Emergency Fishing Rule Website at: https://fortress.wa.gov/dfw/erules/efishrules/ To UNSUBSCRIBE from this mailing list: http://wdfw.wa.gov/lists/unsubscribe.html - August 29, 2018 Sturgeon retention season set in the Columbia River upstream from Wauna powerlines to Bonneville Dam Action: Allows a limited white sturgeon retention fishery in the Lower Columbia River. White sturgeon from 44-inches minimum to 50-inches maximum fork length may be retained. Effective dates: Saturdays, September 15 and 22, 2018. Species affected: White sturgeon. Locations: The Columbia River from the Wauna powerlines to Bonneville Dam and all adjacent Washington tributaries. Reason for action: Increased legal-size population over the past few years allows for a conservative retention fishery within the lower Columbia River. Other information: Catch-and-release fishing for sturgeon will continue to be allowed on all non-retention days. Daily white sturgeon limit: One fish Annual white sturgeon limit: Two fish Retention of green sturgeon is prohibited. Information contact: Region 5 office; 360-696-6211 Fishers must have a current Washington fishing license, appropriate to the fishery. Check the WDFW "Fishing in Washington" rules pamphlet for details on fishing seasons and regulations. Fishing rules are subject to change. Check the WDFW Fishing hotline for the latest rule information at (360) 902-2500, press 2 for recreational rules. For the Shellfish Rule Change hotline call (360)796-3215 or toll free 1-866-880-5431. Persons with disabilities who need to receive this information in an alternative format or who need reasonable accommodations to participate in WDFW-sponsored public meetings or other activities may contact Dolores Noyes by phone (360-902-2349), TTY (360-902-2207), or email (dolores.noyes@dfw.wa.gov). For more information, see http://wdfw.wa.gov/accessibility/reasonable_request.html. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This message has been sent to the WDFW All Information mailing list. Visit the Emergency Fishing Rule Website at: https://fortress.wa.gov/dfw/erules/efishrules/ To UNSUBSCRIBE from this mailing list: http://wdfw.wa.gov/lists/unsubscribe.html
August 29, 2018 Sturgeon retention season set in the Columbia River upstream from Wauna powerlines to Bonneville Dam Action: Allows a limited white sturgeon retention fishery in the Lower Columbia River. White sturgeon from 44-inches minimum to 50-inches maximum fork length may be retained. Effective dates: Saturdays, September 15 and 22, 2018. Species affected: White sturgeon. Locations: The Columbia River from the Wauna powerlines to Bonneville Dam and all adjacent Washington tributaries. Reason for action: Increased legal-size population over the past few years allows for a conservative retention fishery within the lower Columbia River. Other information: Catch-and-release fishing for sturgeon will continue to be allowed on all non-retention days. Daily white sturgeon limit: One fish Annual white sturgeon limit: Two fish Retention of green sturgeon is prohibited. Information contact: Region 5 office; 360-696-6211 Fishers must have a current Washington fishing license, appropriate to the fishery. Check the WDFW "Fishing in Washington" rules pamphlet for details on fishing seasons and regulations. Fishing rules are subject to change. Check the WDFW Fishing hotline for the latest rule information at (360) 902-2500, press 2 for recreational rules. For the Shellfish Rule Change hotline call (360)796-3215 or toll free 1-866-880-5431. Persons with disabilities who need to receive this information in an alternative format or who need reasonable accommodations to participate in WDFW-sponsored public meetings or other activities may contact Dolores Noyes by phone (360-902-2349), TTY (360-902-2207), or email (dolores.noyes@dfw.wa.gov). For more information, see http://wdfw.wa.gov/accessibility/reasonable_request.html. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This message has been sent to the WDFW All Information mailing list. Visit the Emergency Fishing Rule Website at: https://fortress.wa.gov/dfw/erules/efishrules/ To UNSUBSCRIBE from this mailing list: http://wdfw.wa.gov/lists/unsubscribe.html
August 29, 2018 Sturgeon retention season set in the Columbia River upstream from Wauna powerlines to Bonneville Dam Action: Allows a limited white sturgeon retention fishery in the Lower Columbia River. White sturgeon from 44-inches minimum to 50-inches maximum fork length may be retained. Effective dates: Saturdays, September 15 and 22, 2018. Species affected: White sturgeon. Locations: The Columbia River from the Wauna powerlines to Bonneville Dam and all adjacent Washington tributaries. Reason for action: Increased legal-size population over the past few years allows for a conservative retention fishery within the lower Columbia River. Other information: Catch-and-release fishing for sturgeon will continue to be allowed on all non-retention days. Daily white sturgeon limit: One fish Annual white sturgeon limit: Two fish Retention of green sturgeon is prohibited. Information contact: Region 5 office; 360-696-6211 Fishers must have a current Washington fishing license, appropriate to the fishery. Check the WDFW "Fishing in Washington" rules pamphlet for details on fishing seasons and regulations. Fishing rules are subject to change. Check the WDFW Fishing hotline for the latest rule information at (360) 902-2500, press 2 for recreational rules. For the Shellfish Rule Change hotline call (360)796-3215 or toll free 1-866-880-5431. Persons with disabilities who need to receive this information in an alternative format or who need reasonable accommodations to participate in WDFW-sponsored public meetings or other activities may contact Dolores Noyes by phone (360-902-2349), TTY (360-902-2207), or email (dolores.noyes@dfw.wa.gov). For more information, see http://wdfw.wa.gov/accessibility/reasonable_request.html. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This message has been sent to the WDFW All Information mailing list. Visit the Emergency Fishing Rule Website at: https://fortress.wa.gov/dfw/erules/efishrules/ To UNSUBSCRIBE from this mailing list: http://wdfw.wa.gov/lists/unsubscribe.html

Hunting Prospects now available to plan for upcoming seasons OLYMPIA September marks the start of hunting seasons for deer, elk, waterfowl, and upland game birds in many areas of the state. To help hunters have a successful hunting season, The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has released its annual Hunting Prospects, which provide guidance and hunting information for each district. The Hunting Prospects can be found on the WDFW website at http://wdfw.wa.gov/hunting/prospects/. "Local wildlife biologists compiled these reports to serve as a resource for hunters," said Anis Aoude, WDFW game division manager. "The Hunting Prospects contain a lot of useful information and provide a good place to start planning your season whether you're an experienced hunter or a beginner." WDFW has also launched a hunting regulations web map, which allows hunters to find permit and general season hunts based on location, date, weapon choice, and more. The web map is available at https://wdfw.wa.gov/hunting/regulations/. Although some game populations are still recovering from the harsh winter of 2016-17, recent surveys indicate 2018 should be another good year of hunting. However, like anyone venturing into the backcountry, hunters do need to be aware of land access restrictions around the state due to fire conditions. "Hunters should check current conditions before getting out into the field," Aoude said. "Some hunters may need to find alternate hunting locations or different routes." Fire prevention restrictions on WDFW's wildlife areas and water access sites remain in place statewide. Details on those restrictions are available on WDFW's website at https://wdfw.wa.gov/news/aug0218a/. The state's waterfowl populations continue to rebound from lows in 2015, and we're expecting another good brood this season, said Kyle Spragens, WDFW waterfowl manager. "Similar to last year, hunters will focus on local birds until the northern birds arrive from Canada and Alaska later this season," Spragens said. Aoude asks that hunters pay special attention to several new rules that will take effect this year: Muzzleloader regulations: Primers designed to be used in modern cartridges are now legal to use with muzzleloaders. Black bear identification test: Hunters who wish to harvest a bear in GMUs 101, 105, 108, 111, 113, 117, 203, 204, 209, 215, 418, and 426 must first pass the bear identification test (through the WILD system) with a score of 80 percent or better. Youth-only hunts: Special youth seasons have been scheduled on different weekends in western and eastern Washington to give hunters under the age of 16 an opportunity to participate in openings on both sides of the state. Southwest Canada goose mandatory harvest reporting: New this year, hunters must fill out the required harvest record card information for any goose taken in Goose Management Area 2 Coast and Inland. These and other hunting regulations are described in WDFW's Big Game Hunting pamphlet or Migratory Waterfowl and Upland Game pamphlet, available at http://wdfw.wa.gov/hunting/regulations/. Persons with disabilities who need to receive this information in an alternative format or who need reasonable accommodations to participate in WDFW-sponsored public meetings or other activities may contact Dolores Noyes by phone (360-902-2349), TTY (360-902-2207), or email (dolores.noyes@dfw.wa.gov). For more information, see http://wdfw.wa.gov/accessibility/reasonable_request.html. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This message has been sent to the WDFW All Information mailing list. Visit the WDFW News Release Archive at: http://wdfw.wa.gov/news/ To UNSUBSCRIBE from this mailing list: http://wdfw.wa.gov/lists/unsubscribe.html - 11:45 a.m. 8/29/2018
Hunting Prospects now available to
plan for upcoming seasons

OLYMPIA September marks the start
of hunting seasons for deer, elk,
waterfowl, and upland game birds in
many areas of the state. To help
hunters have a successful hunting
season, The Washington Department of
Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has released
its annual Hunting Prospects, which
provide guidance and hunting
information for each district.

The Hunting Prospects can be found on
the WDFW website at
http://wdfw.wa.gov/hunting/prospects/
.

"Local wildlife biologists compiled
these reports to serve as a resource
for hunters," said Anis Aoude, WDFW
game division manager. "The Hunting
Prospects contain a lot of useful
information and provide a good place
to start planning your season whether
you're an experienced hunter or a
beginner."

WDFW has also launched a hunting
regulations web map, which allows
hunters to find permit and general
season hunts based on location, date,
weapon choice, and more. The web map
is available at
https://wdfw.wa.gov/hunting/regulatio
ns/.

Although some game populations are
still recovering from the harsh
winter of 2016-17, recent surveys
indicate 2018 should be another good
year of hunting. However, like anyone
venturing into the backcountry,
hunters do need to be aware of land
access restrictions around the state
due to fire conditions.

"Hunters should check current
conditions before getting out into
the field," Aoude said. "Some hunters
may need to find alternate hunting
locations or different routes."

Fire prevention restrictions on
WDFW's wildlife areas and water
access sites remain in place
statewide. Details on those
restrictions are available on WDFW's
website at
https://wdfw.wa.gov/news/aug0218a/.

The state's waterfowl populations
continue to rebound from lows in
2015, and we're expecting another
good brood this season, said Kyle
Spragens, WDFW waterfowl manager.

"Similar to last year, hunters will
focus on local birds until the
northern birds arrive from Canada and
Alaska later this season," Spragens
said.

Aoude asks that hunters pay special
attention to several new rules that
will take effect this year:

Muzzleloader regulations: Primers
designed to be used in modern
cartridges are now legal to use with
muzzleloaders.
Black bear identification test:
Hunters who wish to harvest a bear in
GMUs 101, 105, 108, 111, 113, 117,
203, 204, 209, 215, 418, and 426 must
first pass the bear identification
test (through the WILD system) with a
score of 80 percent or better.
Youth-only hunts: Special youth
seasons have been scheduled on
different weekends in western and
eastern Washington to give hunters
under the age of 16 an opportunity to
participate in openings on both sides
of the state.
Southwest Canada goose mandatory
harvest reporting: New this year,
hunters must fill out the required
harvest record card information for
any goose taken in Goose Management
Area 2 Coast and Inland.
These and other hunting regulations
are described in WDFW's Big Game
Hunting pamphlet or Migratory
Waterfowl and Upland Game pamphlet,
available at
http://wdfw.wa.gov/hunting/regulation
s/.

Persons with disabilities who need to
receive this information in an
alternative format or who need
reasonable accommodations to
participate in WDFW-sponsored public
meetings or other activities may
contact Dolores Noyes by phone (360-
902-2349), TTY (360-902-2207), or
email (dolores.noyes@dfw.wa.gov). For
more information, see
http://wdfw.wa.gov/accessibility/reas
onable_request.html.


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