Archive for July 24th, 2010
Deer hunters interested in partaking of a special limited-entry hunt in the northern Okanogan have until midnight Wednesday, Aug. 18 to enter the lottery.
A total of 18 special permits will be issued, six each to archers, muzzleloaders and modern rifle hunters, for hunts on the Charles and Mary Eder Unit of the Scotch Creek Wildlife Area. The Eder Unit is located in the highlands east of Oroville.
Hunts for each weapons type are timed to take place during the normal September and October hunts for each. The area will be otherwise off-limits to deer hunting.
Applications for the drawing can be made on-line at http://wdfw.wa.gov/hunting/permits/scotchcreek/ and also by calling the WDFW northcentral region office at (509) 754-4624 or WDFW’s Olympia headquarters at (360) 902-2515.
The drawing will be held Thursday, Aug. 19 and entrants can check online the last week in August for the results. Access permits and maps of the Eder Unit boundaries will be mailed then to successful applicants.
The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission will take public comment on a proposed policy change and new personal use season structure for the Puget Sound Dungeness recreational crab fisheries at its Saturday, Aug. 7 meeting session in Olympia.
You can find the draft policy on line at http://wdfw.wa.gov/commission/policies/draft_c-3609_16jul2010.pdf. The alternative season structures are available for review at: http://wdfw.wa.gov/commission/meetings/2010/06/ps_dungeness_alternatives.pdf.
If you cannot attend the August meeting, you still can make your opinions known by e-mailing them to email@example.com or sending a hard copy to the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission, 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091. Comments will be accepted through Monday, Aug. 2 for inclusion in the public record for the August meeting.
Final commission action on the Puget Sound Dungeness crab management policy and adoption of a 2011 recreational crab season will take place at its October public meeting.