WDFW seeks public comments on second round of 2021-2023 hunting season proposals


The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is seeking comments on the second round of proposed alternatives for 2021-23 hunting seasons.

The hunting season proposals will be posted Thursday, Feb. 11 on WDFW’s website for the public to provide comments. WDFW will accept public comments through Thursday, March 4.

“We’ve updated these proposals based on public input from last summer when we had nearly 2,700 people provide us their perspectives,” said Anis Aoude, WDFW game division manager. “That feedback really helped us to better understand the public’s priorities. This second round of input will help us fine-tune our recommendation for the upcoming 2021-2023 hunting seasons.”

Final recommendations will be presented to the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission for public input in March and for adoption consideration in April 2021.

Members of the public who have limited or no internet connections may call the Wildlife Program Customer Service Desk at 360-902-2515 to request a print version of the survey. Written comments may be mailed to:

Wildlife Program
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
PO Box 43200
Olympia, WA 98504

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is the state agency tasked with preserving, protecting, and perpetuating fish, wildlife, and ecosystems, while providing sustainable fishing, hunting, and other recreation opportunities.

Individuals who need to receive this information in an alternative format, language, or who need reasonable accommodations to participate in WDFW-sponsored public meetings or other activities may contact the Title VI/ADA Compliance Coordinator by phone at 360-902-2349, TTY (711), or email (Title6@dfw.wa.gov). For more information, see https://wdfw.wa.gov/accessibility/requests-accommodation.