Hunting

Chinook fry found to replace lost fish

December 28, 2018 at 5:00 am

Remember this from last week’s Hunting and Fishing report?Chinook fry lost after power outageAs many as 6.2 million chinook salmon fry died last weekend when a windstorm cut power to the Minter Creek Hatchery in Pierce County and the facili...

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Turkey hunt a bust so far

December 21, 2018 at 5:00 am

Turkey season continuesThe Death Ram has traveled north twice in search of turkeys in the past two weeks. There are four turkey tags in my wallet.The fall general turkey season will run through Dec. 31 in Game Management Units 101 through 1...

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Time of year for birdwatching

December 07, 2018 at 5:00 am

By DENNIS L. CLAYHerald ColumnistBirdwatching 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 column this week and next for two bird-counting...

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Master hunter program faces possible budget cuts/elimination

November 30, 2018 at 5:00 am

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 challenges in the 2019-2021 biennium. Unless th...

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Director’s webinar scheduled for Nov. 28

November 22, 2018 at 5:00 am

By DENNIS L. CLAYHerald ColumnistHere 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 presentation held over the Internet in real time....

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Success rates high for Winchester Ponds

November 09, 2018 at 5:00 am

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 Access Area once again has flowing water a...

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Wolf Advisory Group seeking members

October 26, 2018 at 5:00 am

Here is a chance for cattle ranchers and other interested persons to assist with the wolf situation.Fish and Wildlife is seeking candidates to serve for the next three years on the citizen committee that advises the department on wolf recov...

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Waterfowl average; deer success rates vary

October 19, 2018 at 5:00 am

These are the only reports I was able to obtain from Fish and Wildlife for the opening weekend.WaterfowlFrom Sean Q. Dougherty, District Wildlife Biologist in Ephrata:Reported hunter harvest from opening weekend of waterfowl season:Birds pe...

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Opening weekend one day away

October 12, 2018 at 5:00 am

The opening of deer season for this year has been pounded time and again in this column. Can you tell excitement is running high at this desk?Our deer camp will be a buzz of excitement and enthusiasm at 6:40 a.m. on Saturday. One will be s...

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First hunting trip results

September 14, 2018 at 5:00 am

My first day in the field was last Thursday. Bill Green and I were hunting in the Davenport area.The plan was to stop by a friend’s farm near Hartline. There we hunted pigeons, mourning doves and Eurasian Collared Doves. When a message was ...

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