WDFW seeks applicants for Game Management Advisory Council


Anis Aoude, 360-902-2509
Public Affairs: Sam Montgomery, 360-688-0721

OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is seeking applicants for its Game Management Advisory Council.

WDFW Director Kelly Susewind will appoint up to 20 new members to the council. The Game Management Advisory Council advises on issues including hunter-access opportunities, resource allocation, funding options, research projects, and makes Game Management Plan implementation recommendations.

New advisory council members serve one- to three-year-terms, with the first advisory committee meetings beginning December 2019. The council holds a minimum of three one-day meetings each year. WDFW may call special meetings when special issues/topics arise. Upon request, WDFW can reimburse council members for travel expenses to attend meetings.

WDFW values diverse opinions, and applicants do not have to be a hunter or affiliated with an organized group to apply. However, WDFW is looking for members who value game species and hunting as a tool to fund and manage game populations.

Fill out the application to apply, by 5 p.m., Aug. 15. Submit applications by email to heather.bonagofski@dfw.wa.gov or by mail to:

Anis Aoude, game division manager
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
PO Box 43141
Olympia, WA 98504-3141

WDFW is the state agency tasked with preserving, protecting and perpetuating fish, wildlife and ecosystems, while providing sustainable fishing, hunting and other outdoor recreation opportunities.

Persons with disabilities who need to receive this information in an alternative format or who need reasonable accommodations to participate in WDFW-sponsored public meetings or other activities may contact Dolores Noyes by phone (360-902-2349), TTY (360-902-2207), or email (dolores.noyes@dfw.wa.gov). For more information, see https://wdfw.wa.gov/accessibility/requests-accommodation.