Hunting

Dove and forest grouse seasons open one week from today

August 25, 2017 at 10:33 am

Hunting season is nearing, with some early seasons open already. The mourning dove season opening on Sept. 1 and continuing through Oct. 30. The limit is 15 birds per day and a possession limit of 45. It wasn’t long ago when we had a 15-day...

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National Park passes increase $70 next Monday

August 18, 2017 at 5:00 am

OK, so I hammered this into the ground last week, but this is too good to let it go without hammering it into the ground again this week.The best deal of the year is at hand if you are 62 years old or older. The National Parks and Federal R...

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Big Game special tag drawing results available

June 23, 2017 at 3:00 am

The drawing for special big game permits has been completed. Extra early, as I remember.However, this hunt wasn’t a big excitement for me or my hunting buddies. We didn’t draw what we were especially wanting. This being a second deer tag. M...

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Special big game permit deadline approaches

May 12, 2017 at 5:00 am

The special big game permit application deadline is approaching. It is less than two weeks away, May 24. This deadline surprised me this year. The beginning of the submission period for Deer, Elk, Mountain Goat, Moose, Bighorn Sheep, and Tu...

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Opening day a success

May 05, 2017 at 5:00 am

The opening weekend of the lowland lake fishing season is two weeks passed. Studying the results shows Grant County lakes above the two fish per angler mark, except for Vic Meyers Lake which was at 1.86.The opening day always depends upon t...

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Spring turkey season opens today

April 15, 2016 at 1:45 pm

The spring turkey season is now open as of this morning, Friday, April 15, at 5:48 a.m. The season will continue through May 31. The bag limit will be two turkeys with visible beards in most of eastern Washington, but there are a few count...

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Youth turkey season next weekend

March 25, 2016 at 1:45 pm

The youth turkey hunting season will begin next weekend, April 2 and 3. This season is open statewide. Each youth hunter must be accompanied by an adult who is not hunting. Standard hunting methods and all other turkey hunting regulations ...

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Several springtime thoughts running through my mind

March 17, 2016 at 1:45 pm

This is a great time of the year. The Columbia Basin is awakening to a fresh and new springtime. The lawns are turning green and some landowners are mowing on a regular basis. Spring flowers and bushes are blooming. Trees are budding, with...

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Turkey hunting clinics offered

March 11, 2016 at 1:45 pm

Fish and Wildlife’s Hunter Education Division will host free turkey hunting clinics around the state before the April 15 spring turkey season opener. Fish and Wildlife staff will teach these hunting clinics with assistance from Hunter Educa...

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Big Game Hunting Pamphlet contest

February 12, 2016 at 1:45 pm

Fish and Wildlife is accepting photos for the 2016 Big Game Hunting Pamphlet Cover Photo Contest. This year’s theme is “Finding Inner Strength,” a tribute to hunters with disabilities, in commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the federal...

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