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Volunteers needed for elk hunts near Mount St. Helens


The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is seeking volunteers to participate in a cooperative effort that has provided hunters access to 250,000 acres of private timberlands near Mount St. Helens in the last five years.

As in previous years, the Weyerhaeuser Company is prepared to give hunters holding special elk permits additional motorized access to a large portion of the St. Helens Tree Farm, provided that enough volunteers can be found to ensure a safe and orderly hunt.

WDFW is seeking dozens of volunteers to help in that effort during special elk-permit seasons scheduled from September through January.

Key tasks for volunteers include orienting hunters, staffing acces...

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