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WDFW seeks public comments on proposed 2015-17 hunting seasons

OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is seeking public input on proposed recommendations for the 2015-17 hunting seasons.

Through Feb. 24, WDFW will accept written comments from the public to help finalize proposed hunting rules and regulations for 2015-17 hunting seasons. To review and comment on the proposals, visit the department’s website at http://wdfw.wa.gov/hunting/regulations/seasonsetting/ .

The hunting season proposals, which were developed after extensive public involvement, are also based on the objectives and strategies contained in the new 2015-21 Game Management Plan, said Mick Cope, WDFW game manager. The plan is available on the department’s website at http://wdfw.wa.gov/publications/01676/ .

“We appreciate the input we’ve received over the past months and encourage everyone interested in the 2015-17 hunting seasons to review and comment on the proposed rules before final action is taken,” Cope said.

The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission, which sets policy for WDFW, will also take public comment on the proposed recommendations at its March 20-21 meeting at the Civic Center in Moses Lake. Final commission action is scheduled to take place at the April 9-10 meeting.


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