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


March 27, 2008
Contact: Susan Yeager, (360) 902-2267

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2008 hunting rules on commission
agenda at April 11-12 meeting in Pasco

OLYMPIA – The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission is scheduled to take action on new hunting rules for the 2008 season at a public meeting April 11-12 in Pasco.

The nine-member commission, which sets policy for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), is scheduled to meet from 4 p.m.-6 p.m. April 11 at the Red Lion Hotel, 2525 N. 20th Ave. in Pasco. The meeting will continue April 12 at 8 a.m.

Before meeting in Pasco, the commission will take a driving tour of an experimental livestock grazing project designed to improve forage for elk and deer at the Asotin Creek Wildlife Area. The tour will begin at 7:30 a.m. April 11 at WDFW’s field office in Clarkston, 1049 Port Way. Members of the public can attend the tour, but must provide their own transportation. No official public comment will be taken during the tour.

During the meeting April 12, the commission is scheduled to consider new hunting rules for the upcoming season. In February, the commission took public input on most of the proposals for the 2008 hunting season.

Because this is the third year of a three-year seasons and rules package, no major changes are proposed for the upcoming season, said Dave Ware, game manager for WDFW.

Changes proposed for this season include:

  • Adjusting general season and special permit hunts for deer and elk to address population changes, agricultural damage, winter mortality and other issues;

  • Modifying moose, bighorn sheep and mountain goat hunting permits and unit boundaries to address population changes;

  • Expanding fall turkey hunts to help control increasing turkey populations in eastern Washington;

  • Expanding the mourning dove hunting season from 15 to 30 days, based on an increase in population;

  • Restricting the use of radio telemetry equipment to track game animals;

  • Reclassifying exotic Eurasian collared doves to allow year-round hunting, helping to control the population.

Information on those proposals, along with an agenda for the April meeting, is available on the commission’s website at http://wdfw.wa.gov/com/apr1208.htm.