Hunting seasons winding down

Print Article

Dennis L. Clay

The hunting seasons are winding down, but a few seasons continue. They include: Goose, which is open Saturdays, Sundays, & Wednesdays only, except on Jan. 18 and every day Jan. 25 through 31.

The duck, coot and snipe seasons are open through Jan. 31.

The pheasant, quail, Hun and chukar season is open through Jan. 18.

There are one or two big game seasons still underway, but these are special hunts.

State park reservations

Washington State Parks are quick to fill up for the year and especially for the holiday weekends. Making a reservation is easy online. Simply Google Washington State Parks and click on Washington State Park reservation system.

I then click on maps and then on one of the four sections depicted on the map. Next select the park desired and click on the campsite. There is a detailed description of the site, plus a photo or photos.

Check the site calendar for available dates and complete the reservation form on the left. This procedure is very simple and very easy.

From Fish and Wildlife:

Cougar hunting seasons closed Dec. 31in several areas of the state

State wildlife managers are reminding hunters that cougar-hunting seasons closed in several areas of the state at dusk on Dec. 31 after harvest guidelines for the animals were reached in those areas.

Of the stateís 50 cougar hunt areas, 14 closed Dec. 31, including Game Management Units 108, 111, 117, 204, 336, 340, 342, 346, 564, 568, 572, 574, 578 and 667.

Those GMUs are located in portions of Stevens, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Okanogan, Ferry, Kittitas, Yakima, Clark, Skamania, Klickitat, Thurston and Lewis counties.

Fish and Wildlife manages cougar hunts under a plan approved by the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission, which sets policy for the department. Under the plan, Fish and Wildlife can close areas where the cougar harvest meets or exceeds area guidelines, while continuing to allow for hunting opportunities elsewhere.

Any additional closures will be posted on the website and hotline, both of which will be updated weekly.

The season continues through April 30 in open areas. A 2016 cougar license is required to hunt cougar in April 2016. Those who wish to hunt cougar during the month of April must purchase a new 2016 license and tag.

Print Article

Read More NW Hook & Bullet

Hunting seasons winding down for the year

December 15, 2017 at 5:00 am | Columbia Basin Herald Grouse The end to this yearís hunting seasons is in sight. The forest grouse seasonís final day is Dec. 31. These grouse include blue, spruce and ruffed. The spruce grouse is also known as a frankl...

Comments

Read More

Third week of Christmas gift ideas

December 14, 2017 at 5:00 am | Columbia Basin Herald This is the last of a three-part series about Christmas gifts for outdoor-minded people. The past year has found two new items in my food preparation tool shed. Last week we discussed the Excalibur ...

Comments

Read More

Christmas bird Counts upcoming

December 08, 2017 at 5:00 am | Columbia Basin Herald The Christmas Bird Count is close by for the Wenatchee area. Here is the information available for me to pass along: Compiler: Daniel Stephens, Email: dstephens@wvc.edu. Count Date: 12/31/2017. Com...

Comments

Read More

Second week of Christmas gift ideas

December 07, 2017 at 5:00 am | Columbia Basin Herald This is the second of a three-part series about Christmas gifts for outdoor-minded people. Gifts abound for outdoor-minded people. Higher priced items, such as firearms, scopes and compound bows, we...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

(509) 765-4561
PO Box 910
Moses Lake, WA 98837

©2017 Columbia Basin Herald Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X
X