Official Information on the Recent Cases of Avian Flu in WA
The Newsfeed section of the site continues to aggregate official reports on avian influenza.
- The USDA has released a bulletin containing all information known so far. It is highly recommended that you read it. (http://www.aphis.usda.gov/publications/animal_health/2014/SA_WA_avian_influenza.pdf)
- The USGS has also released a document. (http://www.nwhc.usgs.gov/publications/wildlife_health_bulletins/WHB_2014-05_H5N8.pdf)
- There’s more information on the WDFW site. (http://wdfw.wa.gov/conservation/health/avian_flu/index.html)
Hunting Could be Allowed in 4 State Parks
Hunters might bag their limit of ducks or deer in selected state parks under a change lawmakers are considering in Olympia.
An amended bill that passed out of committee 9-2 this month would set up a pilot project to allow hunting in four state parks — two west of the Cascade Mountains, and two east of the Cascades. Future expansion to other parks would be possible. Hunting is currently prohibited in all of Washington’s state parks. The amended bill mandates the pilot project to last three years.
House Bill 1346 has been referred to the House General Government & Information Technology Committee for further consideration.