WDFW Commission to Consider Adoption of New Hunting Rules, Wolf Plan

In other business, the commission will consider adopting a draft statement designed to guide WDFW’s implementation of the state’s wolf plan and will receive a briefing on legal aspects of the species’ protected status in Washington state.

In addition, the commission will consider approving a request by WDFW to purchase 1,144 acres along Asotin Creek in Asotin County and 49 acres on the Methow River in Okanogan County to maintain habitat for fish and wildlife. Both properties support salmon and bulltrout populations listed for protection under federal endangered species laws.

An agenda for the April 13-14 meeting is available on the commission’s website at http://wdfw.wa.gov/commission/meetings/2012/ .