A fundamental rule of firearms safety — knowing your target and beyond — was apparently broken when a hunter sustained a non-fatal gunshot wound in an incident that occurred in the Little Bridge Creek area on the final weekend of deer hunting season.
Brayden White has been hunting since he was 5 years old, but last weekend he bagged his first black bear.
“I got up at 6:30 yesterday morning and saw it but couldn’t get a shot so we went up again today and got it,” said White, a senior at Liberty Bell High School. He dropped the bear with one rifle shot to the side. “It was a split-second decision between shooting it or letting it walk away,” White said.
Preliminary data from this year’s general deer hunt in the Methow Valley indicate that the success rate for hunters was probably lower than last year.
“It was slow,” said Scott Fitkin, wildlife biologist with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW). That …
The modern firearms hunting season for white-tail and mule deer starts Saturday (Oct. 14) and continues through Oct. 24. Okanogan County is in hunting District 6 of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW). It includes game management units (GMUs) 203, 204, 209, 215, 218, 224, 231, 233, 239 and 242. “District 6 supports […]
State wildlife managers are asking hunters, anglers, campers and others planning to spend time in the Cascade Mountains this fall to report any elk they encounter and pay close attention to see if any walk with a limp. The volunteer project is part of a broad-based effort by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife […]
Hunters with modern firearms will take to the field for deer hunting beginning Saturday (Oct. 15), and the outlook is good in north central Washington. “Deer hunting opportunities should be good in many parts of the state,” said Jerry Nelson, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) deer and elk manager in a press release. […]
Fall means hunting, and the prospects are good in the Okanogan region, according to the state Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW). Here’s an overview offered by WDFW. • Quail and partridge: Three-and-a-half months of hunting began Oct. 1 for quail and chukar and gray or Hungarian partridge. “In the Okanogan district, quail production […]
As of Friday (July 1), it will be legal for people to salvage deer or elk killed in motor-vehicle accidents.
More than 3,000 deer and elk are killed on Washington highways every year, according to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW).
State wildlife officials are optimistic about local prospects for the fall deer-hunting season that starts Saturday (Oct. 17).
In an overview of the hunting outlook in District 6 (Okanogan County), Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife biologists Scott Fitkin and Jeff Heinlen said that with the…
Putt for the Lions Help out the Liberty Bell High School Booster Club by playing in the fourth annual Mountain Lion Mini-Open on Sunday (Sept. 20) on the miniature golf course at Sheri’s Sweet Shoppe in Winthrop. Entry forms are available at the high school office or from booster club members. Registration is at 3:30 […]