Master Hunter application deadline Feb. 15

Print Article

The Fish and Wildlife will accept applications for its Master Hunter Permit Program through Feb. 15. The program is designed to promote safe, lawful and ethical hunting and to strengthen Washington’s hunting heritage and conservation ethic.

Master hunters are used for controlled hunts to remove wildlife that damage property. They also participate in volunteer projects involving access to private lands, habitat enhancement, data collection, hunter education and landowner relations.

Applicants must demonstrate a high level of skill and be committed to lawful and ethical hunting practices, to qualify for the program.

Fish and Wildlife will hold four meetings designed to provide new information to current master hunters and to educate prospective applicants about the permit program. The meetings are scheduled as follows: Spokane: Feb. 3 from noon to 5 p.m. at the INWC building, 6116 N. Market St.; Mill Creek: Feb. 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Fish and Wildlife Mill Creek Office, 16018 Mill Creek Boulevard. This orientation includes a CORT class and Longview: Feb. 15 from 6-8 p.m. at the Lower Columbia College, 1600 Maple St.

Hunters enrolling in the program must pay a $50 application fee, pass a criminal background check, pass a written test, demonstrate shooting proficiency, provide at least 20 hours of approved volunteer service and meet other qualifications described on Fish and Wildlife’s website at http://wdfw.wa.gov/hunting/masterhunter/

There are approximately 1,650 certified master hunters currently enrolled in the program.

Fish and Wildlife Director resigns

After three years as director of Fish and Wildlife, Dr. Jim Unsworth recently informed the state Fish and Wildlife Commission that he will resign his position effective Feb. 7.

The commission will name an interim director as soon as possible and will initiate a national search for Unsworth’s replacement.

Print Article

Read More Hunting

Time of year for birdwatching

December 07, 2018 at 5:00 am | Columbia Basin Herald By DENNIS L. CLAY Herald Columnist Birdwatching is a sport practiced all year long. However, the wintertime seems to be the season of the birder, which are what birdwatchers are called. Check my ...

Comments

Read More

Master hunter program faces possible budget cuts/elimination

November 30, 2018 at 5:00 am | Columbia Basin Herald This is bits of a Nov. 26 letter from David Whipple, Fish and Wildlife hunter education division manager, to master hunters. You have likely heard Fish and Wildlife is facing significant budget chal...

Comments

Read More

Director’s webinar scheduled for Nov. 28

November 22, 2018 at 5:00 am | Columbia Basin Herald By DENNIS L. CLAY Herald Columnist Here is a refreshing new idea: Schedule a webinar featuring the director and invite the public to participate. What is a webinar? This is an online meeting or ...

Comments

Read More

Success rates high for Winchester Ponds

November 09, 2018 at 5:00 am | Columbia Basin Herald A note from Fish and Wildlife indicated how the Washington State Duck Stamp is helping duck and goose hunting in the Columbia Basin. Here’s what Jason Wettstein had to say: The Winchester Regulated...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

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

©2018 Columbia Basin Herald Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X
X