Special hunt permit results online

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The special hunt permit results are online, as this column last week noted the results would be out soon. The easiest way to check the results is to go to the Fish and Wildlife website.

Raffle permit hunts

The next drawing is for the raffle permit hunts. The deadline is July 15. This is a form of gambling and Washington gambling regulations prohibit online sales. So, hunters need to go to their favorite licensing vendor, meaning their favorite sporting goods store.

This is an interesting raffle. There are several different categories. They included a chance to hunt for an additional black-tailed, mule and white-tailed deer. Also, one additional moose of either sex, one additional any bull elk and several others.

The season for most species is Sept. 1 through Dec. 31. The price of a ticket for deer, elk, moose and mountain goat is $6 a ticket. Big horn sheep is $11.50 a ticket.

Me? This may be throwing my money away, but, to help the various species, my money goes for a few tickets on the mule deer, eastside elk and the moose raffle.

Outdoor skills workshop offered for women

Fish and Wildlife will offer a workshop featuring the basics of fishing, hunting and other outdoor skills on Sept. 14 through 16 at Camp Waskowitz in North Bend.

Twenty-five certified and experienced volunteer instructors will teach 18 classes throughout the weekend on skills such as archery, basic freshwater fishing, fly-fishing and fly-tying, big-game hunting basics, map and compass, survival, backyard wildlife habitat, Dutch oven cooking, backpacking, duck hunting, wilderness first aid, and more.

Workshop participants must be at least 18 years old and must have a current Washington recreational fishing license to participate in the fly-fishing class.

Dennis note: This is a great/super/wonderful opportunity for those women who have not been exposed to the outdoors and want to learn the basics. I have tried to have Fish and Wildlife offer such a class on our side of the mountains, but so far have been unsuccessful.

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