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Wed., April 10, 2013, 6:02 a.m.

Wash. commission to set 2013 hunt rules

Jim Sutton of Spokane displays arrows with lighted nocks, which he believes should be allowed for hunting in Washington. (Rich Landers)
Jim Sutton of Spokane displays arrows with lighted nocks, which he believes should be allowed for hunting in Washington. (Rich Landers)

HUNTING –The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission will consider adopting 17 new hunting rules for the upcoming season when it convenes Friday and Saturday April 12-13 in Olympia.

Among other proposals on the agenda, the panel will consider allowing bowhunters to use illuminated arrow nocks, which can be helpful in finding and retrieving arrows.

All of the proposals scheduled for a vote are posted online.

In other business, a plan will be discussed for transferring the Fish and Wildlife Department's Hunter Education Division and certain wildlife-conflict responsibilities from the Enforcement Program to the Wildlife Program.




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Rich Landers
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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