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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) …...

Conservation groups seek reversal of WDFW wolf ruling

Conservation groups seek reversal of WDFW wolf ruling

By Ann McCreary Conservation groups are asking Gov. Jay Inslee to reverse the state wildlife commission’s denial of a petition asking for rules that limit killing wolves as a means of dealing with livestock depredations. Eight conservation groups filed a petition …
Fires destroy winter grazing range for thousands of deer

Fires destroy winter grazing range for thousands of deer

By Ann McCreary The Carlton Complex Fire that charred more than one-quarter-million acres in the Methow Valley and surrounding areas destroyed thousands of acres of winter range essential to the survival of mule deer and white tail deer. “Range for about one-third of …
Wolves targeted in Stevens County

Wolves targeted in Stevens County

WDFW will allow killing of Huckleberry Pack wolves preying on sheep flock The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) said in a press release this week that it was continuing efforts to find and remove up to four wolves from a pack that has killed at least 22 sheep from a flock grazing in...
Big salmon, steelhead runs expected

Big salmon, steelhead runs expected

Strong runs of salmon and steelhead that are predicted in the Columbia River this year are getting the attention of sports fishermen this summer. Some 281,000 adult summer steelhead are expected to move upriver in the Columbia in the coming weeks, according to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW). As always, anglers are...
Shoreline restrictions near Wanapum Dam extended

Shoreline restrictions near Wanapum Dam extended

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has extended the closure of four water access sites along the Columbia River behind Wanapum Dam through Oct. 31, while work continues to repair a fractured spillway, the agency said in a press release. WDFW officials closed the sites and access to the beach in March, after...
Collared gray wolf will help statewide study

Collared gray wolf will help statewide study

By Ann McCreary
A female gray wolf in the Lookout Pack has been captured and fitted with a radio collar, enabling biologists and researchers …
Big trout planted in area lakes in honor of Father’s Day

Big trout planted in area lakes in honor of Father’s Day

Alta Lake and Conconully Reservoir will be two fisheries to pay particular attention to this Father’s Day weekend, Saturday and Sunday (June 14 – 15), thanks to a special stocking effort of large trout at those two Okanogan County lakes. Alta and Conconully are two of 20 lakes around the state where fish hatchery crews from the...
Sinlahekin celebrating 75 years of protecting wildlife

Sinlahekin celebrating 75 years of protecting wildlife

The lakes, wetlands, meadows and shrub-steppe around Loomis, in northern Okanogan County, were deemed of such importance to mule deer that Washington state created its first wildlife area there 75 years ago. Today the Sinlahekin Wildlife Area contains 14,314 acres in a deep glaciated valley, plus another 8,500 acres in two other units. To celebrate...
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...