The Spokesman-Review guide to hunting deer, elk, turkey, waterfowl, upland birds and other game across Eastern Washington and North Idaho with special reports, harvest outlooks and best bets for a successful hunt.
Big game hunters in Eastern Washington faces a host of uncertainties this year, including the lingering impacts of a drought, forest fires and the outbreak of two wildlife diseases. Biologists with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife say there will still be opportunity to fill a tag.
The trends make it easy to be pessimistic about upland bird hunting seasons in Eastern Washington. But a hunter with a bird dog has at least one compelling reason to go out. With some planning, foot work and luck – they’ll both be fulfilled, and perhaps pleasantly surprised.