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

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September 27, 2006
Contact: Rich Mann, (360) 902-2923

Poaching-prevention
class scheduled Oct. 6 in Spokane

OLYMPIA – A two-hour training session hosted by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) will be held Oct. 6 in Spokane for citizens who want to help prevent poaching of the state’s fishing and wildlife resources.

Jointly sponsored by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) and the Eyes in the Woods Association, the class is scheduled from 7-9 p.m. at the WDFW Region 1 Office, 2315 Discovery Place, Spokane Valley.

The class is one of more than 35 Crime Observation and Reporting Training (CORT) sessions scheduled throughout the state this year to train and certify citizens as non-confrontational witnesses in fish and wildlife enforcement efforts.

“Our goal is to provide citizens with the tools to identify, document and report crimes against our natural resources,” said Lt. Richard Mann of the WDFW Enforcement Program. “While no one but a certified law-enforcement officer should ever approach a suspect, we often rely on citizens’ help in making a case.”

For more information on the training session, contact John McColgin at 509-892-1001 ext. 354. For a list of other CORT training session, see the insert in the department’s Big Game Hunting Seasons and Rules pamphlet.