Game Management Advisory Council

Managing wildlife populations and wildlife / human conflicts presents many different challenges. As the state moves forward and confronts these challenges, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is actively working with livestock producers, hunters, and others to successfully minimize conflicts, address diseases and other issues, and engage with evolving hunting equipment and tools.

The Game Management Advisory Council was created to provide a broad range of perspectives to help inform and discuss the many different aspects of the Game Management Plan. The council recommends strategies for addressing current game management issues. Specific issues include:

  • Predator / prey management
  • Recruitment and retention of hunters
  • Non-toxic ammunition
  • Hunter access
  • Wildlife disease
  • Baiting
  • Wildlife / human conflict

Mission statement

The mission of the Game Management Advisory Council is to allow a diverse group of hunter / stakeholders to advise the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife on the implementation of the Game Management Plan. This council provides input related to current game management issues, including hunting season regulations, the allocation of harvest, and the development of priorities.

Meeting calendar

Date Location Meeting materials
Jun. 8, 2019

Ellensburg

Dec. 1, 2018
Ellensburg
Aug. 25, 2018
Ellensburg
Jun. 2, 2018
Ellensburg
Mar. 3, 2018
Ellensburg
Dec. 9, 2017
Ellensburg
Aug. 26, 2017
Ellensburg
Jun. 3, 2017
Ellensburg
Mar. 4, 2017
Ellensburg
Dec. 3, 2016
Ellensburg
Jun. 4, 2016
Ellensburg
Mar. 5, 2016
Ellensburg
Dec. 5, 2015
Ellensburg
Aug. 29, 2015
Ellensburg
Jun. 6, 2015
Ellensburg
Mar. 7, 2015
Ellensburg
Dec. 6, 2014
Ellensburg
Aug. 16, 2014
Ellensburg
Jun. 7, 2014
Ellensburg
Mar. 1, 2014
Ellensburg