WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT — The newspaper version of today's outdoors column includes an error by saying the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission will vote on hunting season proposals in March. The vote will come in April, but the March meeting will be the last opportunity for public comment at a commission meeting.
Read the corrected column here for the latest news about the evolution of the hunting proposals.
Also, I've heard that despite the approval of the Game Management Advisory Council for changing the either-sex general elk hunts to bull-only in the west portion of northeastern Washington's Selkirk Elk Herd, state wildlife managers are considering leaving the seasons as they've been.
Apparently the landowners that spoke against the proposals at the recent Colville meeting got the agency's attention. The landowners fear the move to increase the northeast elk herd will lead to more crop damage.
State wildlife managers have not yet announced what they will recommend to the commission next week.