Washington -(Ammoland.com)- 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 currently burning across the state, some hunters may need to find different routes into traditional hunting areas or choose different places altogether.”
Updated information on wildfires in Washington, including local travel and access restrictions, is available at http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/state/49/#. The U.S. Forest Service manages more public hunting lands in Washington than any other agency and …read more