Save the Date!
Fall Meet October 31 - November 2 Ritzville, WA
More details coming soon, watch for them here or on our Facebook page.
Don't forget to RSVP to your Director if you are coming so we can ensure we order enough food for the banquet!
Call for Nominations Soon for 2014 Officer Election
Board Elections will be held at the Fall Meet.
We will have a Call for Nominations shortly. Please consider who you would like to nominate for the following positions:
* Eastern Director
These are two-year terms from January 2015 through December 2016. Normally Directors are elected in odd years but the Eastern Director position is currently being staffed pro tem until elections can be held.
Remember, please do not discuss elections, potential candidates, or any other private club business on this page or in any public forum. Any such posts or comments will be promptly removed.
President Resigns; President Pro Tem Appointed
It is with sadness that WFA announces that the Board has accepted Phil Smith's resignation from the position of President due to ongoing health issues. We of course wish him all the best and thank him for his years of service to our club.
Typically in this case the Vice-President would assume the post for the remainder of the term, but with the Fall Meet and elections rapidly approaching, he proposed, and it was agreed, that he should continue to focus his efforts on those projects.
In order to maintain smooth operation and in accordance with the Bylaws, the Board nominated, discussed, and approved a President Pro-Tem to anchor the remainder of 2014 until the newly-elected President can take office for the full term beginning January 1, 2015. Please welcome our President Pro-Tem Jayme Perlman, who has been actively involved in WFA for many years.
If you have any questions, there is a Contacts & Info tab at the top of this page that provides contact information for the Board and regional Directors.
WDFW hunting information now online
OLYMPIA - Wildlife biologists with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) have compiled the best information available to help hunters have a successful hunting season.
Those reports, which include information for every region of the state, can be found on the WDFW website at http://wdfw.wa.gov/hunting/prospects/.
"This is one of the best planning resources available for hunting in Washington," said Dave Ware, game manager for WDFW.
The reports include information on deer, elk, waterfowl, turkey, upland birds and other species, as well as suggestions on techniques and places to hunt, and other details that will help hunters improve their chances in the field.
"We encourage hunters to spend time reviewing all the information, not just familiar hunting areas," adds Ware. "Washington has an incredible diversity of habitats and game populations. These prospects provide insights into all the locations and species to hunt."
Staff reports are available for all 17 wildlife districts in the state. Each district has at least one biologist responsible for monitoring local wildlife populations and recommending appropriate seasons, based on criteria such as past hunter success and typical weather patterns.
Hunters should pay attention to reports from districts, such as District 6, that were affected by this summer's wildfires. Those reports include information on hunter access and adjustments to hunting permits.
Additional resources at WDFW's website include: