Managing wildlife populations and wildlife / human conflicts presents many different challenges. As the state moves forward and confronts these challenges, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is actively working with livestock producers, hunters, and others to successfully minimize conflicts, address diseases and other issues, and engage with evolving hunting equipment and tools.
The Game Management Advisory Council was created to provide a broad range of perspectives to help inform and discuss the many different aspects of the Game Management Plan. The council recommends strategies for addressing current game management issues. Specific issues include:
Predator / prey management
Recruitment and retention of hunters
Wildlife / human conflict
The mission of the Game Management Advisory Council is to allow a diverse group of hunter / stakeholders to advise the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife on the implementation of the Game Management Plan. This council provides input related to current game management issues, including hunting season regulations, the allocation of harvest, and the development of priorities.