HUNTING -- Yesterday, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife had not firmed up proposed revisions of the master hunter December elk hunts in units surrounding Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge.
Today it has.
The proposals for master hunter seasons are being posted on a separate Master Hunter web page.
The revised master hunter proposals were posted here, highlighted in yellow, this afternoon.
Agency managers explain:
"Our original proposal was to completely eliminate this hunt, but it was a big change and many local landowners supported continuing the opportunity. So we have changed our recommendation to retain two GMUs, antlerless only to address damage, and retain the same dates.
The revised master hunter proposal:
GMU 127 & 130, general antlerless only, season Dec.9-31.