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  • Fish and Wildlife appointee criticized

    The appointment of an Eastern Washington environmentalist to the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission has upset some rural officials, who say their small-town values are unfairly being pushed aside in …

  • Gregoire appoints Carpenter, Kehne to wildlife commission

    Larry Carpenter, a Mount Vernon boat dealer and sportfishing enthusiast, and Jay Kehne, an Omak conservationist and hunter, were appointed Wednesday by Gov. Chris Gregoire to vacant positions on the …

  • Panel approves proposed wolf plan

    OLYMPIA – The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission on Saturday approved a proposed plan for managing gray wolves, a decision sure to spark criticism from hunting and livestock groups that …

  • Commission will consider wolf proposal next weekend

    After four years of development, extensive public review – and lingering controversy – the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission will consider adopting a plan for managing wolves as they re-establish …

  • Panel considers wolf plan

    Washington is already home to five packs of gray wolves, and state wildlife managers are planning for more. On Thursday, the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission deliberated on a wolf …

  • State’s wolf plan meeting today

    As Washington Fish and Wildlife officials are slashing budgets for existing programs, they’re meeting in Spokane today to deal with yet another new challenge – wolves. The state Fish and …

  • Landers: Orr hands over Fish and Wildlife battles

    The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission is fighting for its life at the Washington Legislature without one of its biggest guns. George Orr of Spokane completed his four-year term on …

  • Bill latest volley in fishing war

    OLYMPIA – Trying to broker a truce in a long-running dispute, state lawmakers are considering stripping the state Fish and Wildlife Commission of its role overseeing commercial fishing. The move …



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