Outdoors

In brief: Washington game animals plan focus of meeting tonight

A proposed plan for managing game animals in Washington will be presented in a public meeting tonight at 7 p.m. at the Double Tree by Hilton Spokane City Center, 322 N. Spokane Falls Court.

The plan will help Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife officials guide management of species from deer to wolves.

In August, the agency will hold meetings on possible changes to Washington’s hunting rules for the 2015-17 seasons. Meantime, proposals for hunting rules also can be filed on the agency’s website.

Hikers gather to pull weeds

Local hikers are pulling together to reduce the noxious weed infestation at the Iller Creek unit of the Dishman Hills Conservation Area in Spokane Valley.

The Inland Northwest Hikers are recruiting volunteers for a spotted knapweed pulling party on Saturday.

“We’ll move up the east ridge trail and pull as we go to the Rocks of Sharon,” said co-organizer Bob Strong.

“Bring sturdy work gloves and a trowel if you have one.

Bring lunch and at least two quarts of water – it’s going to be sunny and warm.”

 Meet at 9 a.m. at Redeemer Lutheran Church to carpool to the trail head. Directions: From Sprague/Appleway in Spokane Valley, turn south on Dishman-Mica Road. Go past 32nd Avenue and turn right (at the traffic light) on Schafer Road to the church parking lot on the right.



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