600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091
September 03, 1998
Contact: Margaret Ainscough, (360)902-2408
Northern Quilcene Bay closed to Canada goose hunting
OLYMPIA Northern Quilcene Bay in Jefferson County is closed to Canada
goose hunting during the Sept. 8-14 Canada goose season.
The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission closed the season during its Aug.
8 meeting in response to testimony from two area landowners that seasons are too
early and too long in northern Quilcene Bay, conflict with other recreational uses and
present safety concerns.
The closure is intended only for the 1998 season, to allow landowners and
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife district staff to discuss long-term options
for maintaining waterfowl hunting and addressing landowner concerns in the area.
The closed area includes all lands and waters within 100 yards of Quilcene Bay,
including Quilcene Bay north of a line extending due east from Boathaven Marina to the
eastern shore of the bay.
Other seasons in the area remain in effect. Hunters are reminded to check the
WDFW "Migratory Waterfowl and Upland Game Seasons" pamphlet before setting out
to hunt. The pamphlet is available at WDFW regional offices and most hunting license
dealers statewide. Pamphlet information also is available on the WDFW Internet