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TURKEY SEASON: Fall turkey season is Sept. 19-Oct. 16 in certain game management units.

The sun is setting earlier and the leaves are beginning to turn color – signs of another change of season. Fall is in the air, and hunters are heading out for the first major hunting seasons of the year.

But like last year, hunters need to plan their season around access restrictions and wildfires still burning in some parts of the state, said Mick Cope, Game Division manager for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW). In some cases, hunters will need to consider alternative locations for their traditional hunts.

"Hunters should confirm before heading into the field that they will have access to their preferred locations for hunting," Cope said. "With several wildfires cu...

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