January 02, 2003
Contact: Mick Cope (360) 902-2691
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.