Salmon Derby winners
The Brewster Salmon Derby has announced the winners of last weekend’s competition:
• King of the Pool, Matt Fetherly, 19.68 lbs
• Adult winner, Bob Shelton, 19.06 lbs
• Youth winner, Amanda Davis, 14.70 lbs
• 8 and under winner, Trace LaDoux, 9.94 lbs
Check your hunting area
Hunters may need to consider alternative locations for their traditional hunts this year because of drought- and fire-related access restrictions on Washington’s public and private lands, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) said in a press release.
Before heading into the field, hunters should confirm that they will have access to their preferred locations for hunting big and small game, including bear, deer and upland birds. The fall black bear season opens Aug. 1 or Aug.15 in some game management units. Archery deer, forest grouse, mourning dove, and other small game seasons open Sept. 1.
Game Division Manager Mick Cope said WDFW is not considering hunting regulation changes at this time. He also said the game management units for which hunters have drawn special permits are currently accessible, although fire restrictions are in place.
Updated information on wildfires in Washington, including local travel and access restrictions, is available at inciweb.nwcg.gov/state/49. Information on WDFW’s 33 wildlife areas and 700-plus water access sites is available at wdfw.wa.gov/lands/wildlife_areas.