A meeting will be held March 10 to discuss and get public reaction to
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife rules requiring that elk hunters in the
Quinault Valley complete advanced hunter education.
The meeting will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. in the multi-purpose room of Lake
Quinault High School in Amanda Park. The school is located at the west end of Lake
Quinault, off Hwy. 101.
The advanced requirements were put in place for the 1997 season. They are
aimed at insuring that Quinault Valley elk hunters have a thorough grounding in hunting
ethics and skills.
The recently imposed requirements include completion of a 12-hour conservation
project; passing a written test on hunting ethics and landowner issues such as
trespassing, and achieving a satisfactory target shooting score.
For more information on the requirements or the meeting contact Jack Smith,
wildlife manager, or Max Zahn, district biologist, of the WDFW Region 6 headquarters
in Montesano. The headquarters telephone number is (360) 249-6523.