WATERFOWLING -- Duck and goose hunting in Washington this fall will be roughly the same as last year under the season adopted last week by the state Fish and Wildlife Commission approved.
Statewide duck hunting season will be open Oct. 15-19 and from Oct. 22-Jan. 29.
A special youth hunting weekend is scheduled Sept. 24-25.
Special limits for hen mallard, pintail, redhead, scaup, canvasback, goldeneye, harlequin, scoter and long-tailed duck will remain the same.
Goose hunting seasons vary by management areas across the state, but most open Oct. 15 and run through January 2012.
Details on the waterfowl hunting seasons will be available later this week on WDFW’s website.
Duck production surveys indicate a great crop of waterfowl in the western U.S.