Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission convenes virtually Feb. 16; special virtual Wildlife Committee meeting Feb. 12

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News release

Contact: Commission office, 360-902-2267

OLYMPIA – The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission will meet twice via webinar in mid-February to discuss and issue decisions on multiple rule making topics.

On Monday, Feb. 12, the Commission’s Wildlife Committee will meet virtually to discuss proposed recommendations about black bear and cougar rule making that will be submitted to the full Commission for a decision.

The full Commission will then meet via webinar on Friday, Feb. 16. During this meeting, the Commission will decide on proposed rule making to open a year-round fishing season at Deer Lake. The full Commission will also hear a briefing from the Wildlife Committee and decide which topics to include in rule making about black bear and cougar hunting. During the discussion, the Commission will identify a timeline for completing this rule making.

Visit the Commission webpage for information on how to join the virtual meetings online or by phone. The meetings will be recorded and made available on the Commission webpage so the public can watch afterward at their convenience.

The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission is a panel appointed by the governor that sets policy for the WDFW. WDFW works to preserve, protect and perpetuate fish, wildlife and ecosystems while providing sustainable fish and wildlife recreational and commercial opportunities.

Request this information in an alternative format or language at wdfw.wa.gov/accessibility/requests-accommodation, 833-855-1012, TTY (711), or CivilRightsTeam@dfw.wa.gov.