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'Hunt by Reservation' acreages include a lot of filler

Hunting by reservation only signs are posted on land owned by participating farmers and ranchers, sponsored by the Washington Fish and Wildlife Department.
Hunting by reservation only signs are posted on land owned by participating farmers and ranchers, sponsored by the Washington Fish and Wildlife Department.

HUNTING — I've been exploring some of the properties in the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Private Lands Access Program this week.

While there's some good habitat holding upland birds on these lands, the thing that strikes me is how much “filler” there is in the acreage listings. I hunted a property on Monday that lists a sizable acreage, but 90 percent of it is cultivated, and recently plowed so that there's no holding cover.

Just be warned.   All the properties listed aren't winners. 

 




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