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WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE     Print Version
NEWS RELEASE
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091


January 02, 2003
Contact: Mick Cope (360) 902-2691

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Meetings set to gather input on proposed hunting seasons

OLYMPIA –The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has set eight public meetings throughout the state to collect public comment on proposed hunting seasons.

Proposed changes in anterless white-tailed deer hunting, early archery elk, moose and sheep hunting opportunities, the Okanogan youth deer season, weapons for hunting grouse, and shifting September goose hunting days in eastern Washington are among the items up for consideration by the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission. The commission, which sets policy for WDFW, is scheduled to adopt proposed changes at its April 11-12 meeting in Moses Lake.

The public meetings are set for 7-9 p.m. at the following locations:

Date City Location
(Updated 01/08/03)
Jan. 21 Wenatchee Douglas County PUD
Jan. 22 Spokane Spokane Falls Community College (Student Union)
Jan. 23 Ellensburg Ellensburg Community Center
Jan. 27 Fife Fife Community Center
Jan. 28 Everett Snohomish County PUD
Jan. 29 Aberdeen Grays Harbor College (HUB)
Jan. 30 Vancouver Clark College (Foster Auditorium)
Feb. 3 Pasco Columbia Basin College

Comments provided at the meetings, along with comments received via e-mail or mail, will be used to develop draft hunting season recommendations. Comments can be mailed to: WDFW Wildlife Program, 600 Capitol Way N., Olympia, WA., 98501-1091, "attention - proposed hunting season comments," or via e-mail at wildthing@dfw.wa.gov.