OLYMPIA - The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) will accept applications for its Master Hunter Permit Program from Jan. 1 through Feb. 15, 2014. The program is designed to promote safe, lawful and ethical hunting, and to strengthen Washington’s hunting heritage and conservation ethic.
WDFW enlists master hunters for controlled hunts to remove problem animals that damage property. Master hunters also participate in volunteer projects involving increasing access to private lands, habitat enhancement, data collection, hunter education, and landowner relations.
"To qualify for the program, applicants must demonstrate a high level of skill and be committed to lawful and ethical hunting practices," said David Whipple, WDFW Hunter Education division manager.
Hunters enrolling in the program must pay a $50 application fee, pass a criminal background check, pass a written test, demonstrate shooting proficiency, provide at least 20 hours of approved volunteer service and meet other qualifications described on WDFW’s website at http://wdfw.wa.gov/hunting/masterhunter/ .
The Coast Guard will see the birth of Sector Columbia River when Sector Portland, Ore., combines with Group/Air Station Astoria, Ore., during a ceremony in Astoria, Monday.
The formation of Sector Columbia River is part of an initiative commonly referred to as "sectorization," part of a nationwide effort to consolidate the many responsibilities, missions and jurisdictions within the Coast Guard. The move is also aimed at increasing the effectiveness and efficiency of Coast Guard personnel and assets.
Action: Klickitat River anglers will be able to fish Sunday in addition to the Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday weekly schedule.
Species affected: Chinook and steelhead
Effective dates: April 1 through May 31, 2009
Location: Klickitat River from mouth to the Fisher Hill Bridge (located about 3 miles upstream from the mouth).
The National Weather Service has issued many warnings for the Grays Harbor Area. All Hazards Weather Radios were activated to all coastal residents, informing of the Coastal Flood Watch issued for Tuesday. Grays harbor Emergency Management has notified all Coastal authorities of the impending weather situation.
SHELTON, Wash. - As previously announced in the Sheriff's press release dated April 29, 2009, the Mason County Sheriff's Office was allotted $77,445 through the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG).
The uncertainty of the current budget revenue streams for the Sheriff's Office made a decision as to the best use of these funds difficult at best. However, in a review of the Department's operations, Sheriff Salisbury has determined that an initial purchase of 12 mobile data terminals (MDTs) and 15 software licenses along with applicable hardware for installation in Deputies' patrol vehicles would be a solid investment. This will not provide every vehicle with their own MDT but most vehicles will be outfitted with the mounts so that units may be transferred at the end of a shift.