Limits suspended on Park and Blue lakes

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Blue and Park lakes in the Sun Lakes State Park area will be going through a rehabilitation procedure using rotenone. Therefore, Fish and Wildlife is allowing the public to harvest as many fish as possible.

They are removing the daily limit and size limit, plus extending the fishing season through Oct. 21 on Blue Lake and Oct. 28 on Park Lake. Normally the seasons end Sept. 30 on these lakes.

This is a chance to fish all day and night to fill the freezer, because there is no daily limit for all game fish on Blue and Park lakes. Well, the above sentence sounds good, but it may be difficult to find a bunch of fish to take home.

All other permanent angling rules remain in effect, such as having a current Washington fishing license.

Anticipation of upcoming hunting seasons building

The hunting crowds are preparing for the upcoming hunting seasons. Some seasons are already. Oh the torture…so many hunting seasons, so little time. Read on.

Grouse, goose, duck, pheasant, quail, deer, turkey

Forest grouse: Sept. 1 through Dec. 31. Youth season for duck, goose, coot: Sept. 17 and 18. Youth season for pheasant, quail and partridge: Sept. 17 and 18.

September Canada goose season is scheduled for this weekend, Sept. 10 and 11, with a daily bag limit of five and a possession limit of 10.

The early fall general turkey season: Sept. 17 through Oct. 31, in some Game Management Units, and Sept. 17 through Oct. 14 in other units. The bag limit is one turk in some units and three in others. Rudy Lopez and I plan to hunt a unit where three turks are allowed; two must be beardless and one of either sex.

Sept. 19 through 23, five week days, is a pheasant hunt for hunters 65 years of age or older. Hunters with disabilities are also allowed to participate in this hunt here three rooster pheasants makes a daily limit with a possession limit of 15.

Mourning dove

The mourning dove season is in full swing and continues through Oct. 30. The limit is 15 a day, with a possession limit of 45. Remember pigeons, which are also known as rock doves and Eurasian collared doves are not counted as part of the mourning dove limit.

If you are of the belief pigeons are unclean, consider this: The ones living on farmland are eating the same food as the mourning doves and collared doves.

Big game

Some deer and elk seasons are already underway, while more will be opening and closing through the early part of 2017. Study the hunting pamphlet.

As mentioned above: So many hunting seasons, so little time.

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