- Hunter safety, HB 1199/SB 5231 – Provides the Department of Fish and Wildlife with the authority to issue two new fees related to hunter education training programs, establishes 8 as the minimum age to purchase hunting licenses and enroll in a hunter education training program, sets 14 as the minimum age to hunt unaccompanied on most lands.
- License suspensions, HB 1218/SB 5137 – Adjusts the length of time deadbeat dads are prohibited from hunting and fishing if they don’t pay their child support.
- Wolf license plate, HB 1219/SB 5193 – Creates a wolf vehicle license plate to help with non-lethal wolf management.
- Wolf translocations, HB 1258 – An “open your eyes West Side” bill from an East Side legislator suggesting that wolves from the northeast corner of the state be trapped and relocated to Western Washington areas “deprived of their ecological contributions.”
- Wolf classification, HB 1337 – Delists wolves from state endangered species protections in the eastern third of the state.
- Natural resources management streamlining, HB 1384 – A long, complicated bill that combines duties of fish and wildlife and other natural resource departments into fewer agencies.
- Vehicle passes for state land, SB 5080 – Makes the vehicle pass that comes with a hunting or fishing license valid for Department of Natural Resources lands as well as Fish and Wildlife lands.
- Predator protection for livestock, SB 5187 – Allows ranchers to kill predators, such as wolves, attacking livestock even if the predator is otherwise protected.
- Wolves threatening livestock, SB 5188 – Allows county commissioners in certain cases to go over the heads of state wildlife officials, declare wolves an imminent threat to livestock, and let sheriff’s deputies take lethal action.
- Wolf conflicts, SB 5193 – Deals with compensation to ranchers for wolf depredation and classifies wolves as big game.
- Wolf cooperative agreements, SB 5300 – Prohibits ranchers from being compensated for wolf depredation unless they have agreed to a plan to prevent wolf attacks.
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