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Firearms restrictions, hunting closures on tap

Fish and Wildlife Commission to also discuss non-native game fish, black bear season

OLYMPIA — The state Fish and Wildlife Commission may implement new firearms restrictions and hunting closures when it meets virtually Oct. 21-22.

In addition, commissioners will discuss a new rule on importing and retaining dead non-resident wildife, and a non-native game fish policy, in addition to accepting public comment on the 2022 spring black bear hunting season.

Public comment will be taken Friday morning.

And on Friday, Oct. 22, the board will consider transfering a 0.37-acre parcel on the west back of the Skykomish River to Snohomish County and relinquishing a 25-foot fishing easement on the Samish River in Skagit County.

Along the Skykomish River, the property has been used for parking for an adjacent county-owned parcel. And it Skagit County, the easement is too small for fishing access.

The meeting will be conducted online. To connect, log onto

Those who testify must register by 8 a.m.


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