September 25, 1997
Contact: Jeff Weathersby, (360)902-2256
Colville hunting, budget and license simplification to highlight October 3 commission meeting
OLYMPIA -- Consideration of principles for a proposed agreement with the
Colville Tribe, license simplification efforts and briefings on the Department of Fish and
Wildlife's 1997-99 budget and top priorities highlight the agenda for the Washington
Fish and Wildlife Commission meeting on Oct. 3 in Ellensburg.
The meeting is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. in the Great Northern Room of the
Best Western Ellensburg Inn, 1700 Canyon Road.
The Colville issue focuses non-Indian hunting and fishing opportunities on the
WDFW Director Bern Shanks also is scheduled to make presentations on the
highlights of the department's 1997-99 budget and its top five priorities for the
Other items on the agenda include:
- Consideration of a simplified and automated system for selling hunting and
fishing licenses as well as the issuance of more durable license documents
- A staff briefing on the status of the development of the state's Wild Salmonid
The commission also is scheduled to receive staff reports on improving its
policy-making process, a conflict of interest policy and suggested dates and places for
future commission meetings.
- Consideration of an amendment to the Hunter Education Training Program
that would clarify and simplify requirements for purchasing a hunting license