Posted on September 9, 2014
A six-day hunt for non-migratory Canada geese, in advance of the general waterfowl season, begins in Goose Management Areas 1, 2A, and 3 including Whatcom County Wednesday, Sept. 10. The last day is Monday, Sept. 15.
Authorized by the state fish and wildlife commission, this early opportunity focuses only on the so-called resident 'honker' sub-species that live year-around and nest in Washington and can pose problems in some areas.
It's sanctioned by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and its Pacific Flyway Committee under their federal migratory bird authorities.
Posted on September 2, 2014
Reaches of the Nooksack, Skagit and Stillaguamish rivers opened Monday, Sept. 1 for fall salmon fishing.
Posted on August 22, 2014
With black bear hunting season already underway and more nimrod options coming up the first of September the need to get licenses for first-time hunters becomes more pressing. Washington law requires all seekers of first-time hunting licenses in this state born after January 1, 1972 to successfully take and pass a sanctioned hunter education course either here or in another state. With the advent of the self-paced on-line hunter education course, traditional three- or four-day traditional hunter education classroom courses held hereabouts this time of year are becoming more difficult to find. As of Friday, Aug. 22 there are no classes scheduled in Whatcom County, though unofficially there may be one or two more that are being organized but not yet officially posted. The closest of these confirmed two- to three-day sessions listed for September and early October are in Marysville, Arlington and Coupeville. Steve Dazey, hunter education and volunteer coordinator for WDFW’s Region Four, said
Posted on August 15, 2014
Starting Monday, Aug. 18 hunters and other interested citizens may log on to the fish and wildlife department's Web portal at http://wdfw.wa.gov/hunting/regulations/seasonsetting/ to read and comment on preliminary hunting season alternatives that will lead to creation of a set of hunting regulations for the three year period between 2015 to 2017.
Posted on August 15, 2014
The catching of Dungeness crab for personal use in the waters of the U.S. portion of the Strait of Georgia (Marine Sub-Area 7 North) begins today, Friday, Aug. 15.
Posted on July 31, 2014
The 2014 general black bear hunting season starts with the onset of official shooting hours at 5:17 AM, Friday, Aug. 1 throughout Northwest Washington .
Posted on July 25, 2014
Eighteen special permits, six each to bowhunters, muzzleloaders and modern rifleers, each good for access to a limited entry hunt on the heights east of the Okanogan Valley, are again being offered by lottery by the state fish and wildlife department.