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


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June 29, 1998
Contact: Margaret Ainscough, (360) 902-2408

Bear, cougar tags available at license dealers

OLYMPIA-- Black bear and cougar tags are available now at most major license dealerships and all Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife regional offices throughout the state.

"Prices are down and populations of both species are up," said Steve Pozzanghera, WDFW carnivore, furbearer and permit species section manager.

Bear tag prices have been reduced this year from $18 to $15. Cougar tags also have dropped in price from $24 to $5. Tag sale deadlines for black bear have been dropped and tags may be purchased throughout the hunting season for both species.

In another development, the bear bag limit has been increased to two animals.

Bear hunting seasons also have been modified slightly. Hunters are reminded to check the 1998 Big Game Hunting Seasons and Rules pamphlet before setting out to hunt.