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Commission sets waterfowl seasons


With a record number of ducks counted on the northern breeding grounds, the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission approved migratory waterfowl hunting seasons for this fall and winter during a public meeting in Olympia Aug. 7-8.

The commission, a citizen panel appointed by the governor to set policy for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), also discussed the implementation of the Statewide Steelhead Management Plan and a report that outlines management actions designed to address threats to wild steelhead populations.

Under the waterfowl hunting package, most hunting opportunities approved by the commission will be similar to last year. That includes a statewide duck s...

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