HUNTING — Just as the public comment period on proposed fishing regulations closes today, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has announced it's taking public comment through Feb. 15 on proposed changes to hunting regulations.
- Read the 17 proposals that will be forwarded to the Fish and Wildlife Commission.
- Email comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
On the list is a proposal, championed for several years by Jim Sutton of Spokane, to allow lighted nocks on arrows used for archery big-game hunting seasons.
Other changes include:
- Restoring antlerless elk opportunities for archery hunters in Yakima County, specifically in Game Management Units 352 (Nile) and 356 (Bumping).
Providing more landowner hunting permits in exchange for more more public access to private land.
Adjusting seasons for big game hunting.
The Fish and Wildlife Commission, will discuss the hunting proposals and hold a final round of public comments during a March 1-2 meeting in Moses Lake.
The commission is scheduled to vote on the rule changes April 12-13 in Olympia.