Serving Franklin County, WA

Hunters may comment on proper rule changes

Public hearing scheduled for March 26

OLYMPIA — Hunters can comment on a proposed rule change governing seasons for the next three years.

State Department of Fish and Wildlife employees are proposing changes to game-management unit boundaries, landowner hunting permits, pelt inspection and sealing requirements, weapon and hunting attire requirements, trapping and various rules related to big and small game and gamebirds.

A substantial number of changes are proposed and can be reviewed online at https://wdfw.wa.gov/sites/default/files/about/regulations/filings/2024/wsr-24-05-082.pdf

Comments can be submitted until March 25, or made during a scheduled March 26 public hearing.

Verbal comments can be submitted by calling 855-925-2802 and entering project code No. 1378.

Written comments can be mailed to State Department of Fish and Wildlife, Attn: Wildlife Program, P.O. Box 43200, Olympia, WA 98504. They can also be emailed to [email protected].

Those wishing to comment during the 1 p.m. public meeting can pre-register online at https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=F-LQEU4mCk

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Preregistration closes at 8 a.m. Feb. March 26.

Fish and Wildlife Director Kelly Susewind is expected to decide on the proposal after the hearing.

 

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