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Fire, floodwaters alter local hunting terrain and prospects

Fire, floodwaters alter local hunting terrain and prospects

By Mike Maltais

Wildfire and floodwaters have left their marks on local hunting areas in and around the Methow Valley, where hunters will begin their search for deer on Oct. 11, opening day of the modern firearm general deer season. According to information in the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) …...

Hunter Ed classes start soon

Hunter Ed classes start soon

A free class for hunter education and firearms safety will begin Monday, Sept. 22. All hunters born after Jan. 1, 1972 are required to show proof of hunter education course completion according to information included on the Washington Department of Fish and Game web site. For more information contact Kenny at 996-3179.
Hunting seasons begin; salmon coming up Columbia River

Hunting seasons begin; salmon coming up Columbia River

Sept. 1 marked the beginning of archery deer season, the first major hunting season of the year. And while salmon move to a calendar all their own, an estimated run of 1.5 million chinook and hundreds of thousands of Coho are moving up the Columbia River according to sources at the Washington State Department of...
Special hunt permit deadline May 22

Special hunt permit deadline May 22

Nimrods hoping to draw special Washington state permits for the pursuit of fall elk, deer, mountain goat, goose, bighorn sheep, and turkey have until May 22 to get their applications in. Winners will be selected through a random drawing conducted by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) in late June. The special permits...
Hunter safety classes

Hunter safety classes

Young nimrods who need their mandatory Hunter Safety Education classes have until 6 p.m. Monday (March 31) to register online for the local classes that start that day. Go to www.register-ed.com, select “Washington,” click on “View Upcoming Events,” find Twisp Grange Hall among the list of Traditional Classroom Courses, and select “View Event” to get...
Trophy elk

Trophy elk

Need proof that elk populate some of the surrounding hills? Twisp resident Charles McCarthy crossed tracks with this big bull elk on the south side of the Loup Loup summit earlier this month. McCarthy took advantage of the new snowfall during the first week of November to track the trophy and downed it with a...
It’s hit or miss for opening weekend hunters

It’s hit or miss for opening weekend hunters

By Mike Maltais
Hunters took to the field around the Methow early Saturday morning (Oct. 12) for the first day of modern firearm deer season.
Buck numbers ‘best in decades’ for season opener

Buck numbers ‘best in decades’ for season opener

By Mike Maltais
The ratio of legal bucks is the best in decades, there are no local burn bans, and ammunition appears to be available in sufficient quantity for the statewide modern firearm deer season opener this Saturday (Oct. 12)

Hunter ed class starts Sept. 9

A free class for hunter education and firearms safety will start on Sept. 9. The class schedule can be found at the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife web site at http://wdfw.wa.gov. Click on hunting and look for hunter education classes. For more information, contact Kenny at 996-3179.
Managing the big cats

Managing the big cats

Groundbreaking study changes how state’s cougar population is controlled   By ANN McCREARY The social behavior of cougars, studied for more than a decade by a team of state biologists, is the basis for a new approach to managing the big cats in Washington. The research has revealed that cougar populations are naturally self-controlling because...