Feds move forward with plan to shoot barred owls
Federal wildlife officials plan to dispatch hunters into forests of the Pacific Northwest starting this fall to shoot one species of owl to protect another that is threatened with extinction. The agency's preferred course of action calls for killing 3,603 barred owls in four study areas in Oregon, Washington and Northern California over the next four years. Full Text
2013-14 Waterfowl Seasons Set
The general duck season will be open for 107 days: from October 12, 2013 through October 16 and from October 19 through Jan. 26, 2014.
WDFW Wildlife Program staff members said surveys in the Pacific Flyway show duck populations are near long-term averages, while goose populations are generally at or above management goals.
Campfire ban extended to all Washington state parks
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