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.
2015 Summer Picnic
Annual WFA Summer Picnic
July 17-19, 2015
This year marks the 35th Anniversary for the Washington Falconer’s Association, so we’ve got a lot to celebrate!
Again this year Wendy Louie will be conducting an Apprentice Workshop in the morning where those interested in falconry or just getting started can come ask questions and learn some of the basics. The picnic is also a good time for Apprentices to find Sponsors. Of course we’ll have our auction and BBQ, too.
The event will be held at the Snoqualmie River RV Park and Campground in Fall City, WA. The picnic and auction will be on Saturday, July 18th in the campground pavilion. For those wishing to camp for the weekend, RV sites 22 - 35 will be held until the week before the event. They are on a first come, first served basis. The cost per RV site is $34.00 per night for two people; extra people are $7.00 each per person, per night. Tent sites are open throughout the campground, also on a first come, first served basis. To make your reservation call 425-222-5545 and mention that you are with WFA. Hamburgers, hot dogs and drinks will be provided. Please bring a side dish to share.
Please make sure to check in at the office as you arrive and pick up your parking pass. WFA will be covering the cost of the parking passes.
See you at the picnic!
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