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Thu., Jan. 27, 2011, 12:25 p.m.

WA mandatory hunter reports due Monday

HUNTING -- Washington hunters must file their season's hunting activity report by Monday for each black bear, deer, elk, or turkey tag they purchased in 2010.

Whether successful or not, hunters are are required to file the reports by phone or online or face a $10 fine, payable before a hunter can purchase a 2011 license.
 
Read on for details.
“Hunter reports are an important source of information for managing the resource and developing future hunting seasons,” Dave Ware, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife game manager.
 
Report by phone (877 945-3492) or online.
 
Be prepared to give the game management unit hunted and individual WILD identification number, which is printed on license documents.
 
New this year, WDFW is requiring hunters to file separate reports for general-season hunting activities and for special-permit hunts for deer, elk, black bear and turkey.
 
Whether reporting online or over the phone,follow the prompts until you receive a confirmation number for each report, Ware said.
 
Hunters who filed their reports by Jan. 10 have been entered into a drawing for special permits for this year’s hunting seasons.



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Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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