Range clean-up set for Saturday

April 10, 2012 by  

YAKIMA, Wash. — The annual range clean-up at the Sheep Company Road shooting range in the Wenas Wildlife Area out of Selah will be held this Saturday (April 14). The Wenas Valley Muzzleloaders have been ramrodding this volunteer clean-up effort for years, always in cooperation with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife — which [...]

Hunter ed class has spots open

April 5, 2012 by  

YAKIMA, Wash. — With registration for hunter education classes required by the state for new hunters now all being done online, classes simply aren’t filling up as fast as they once did. So if you’re looking to enroll in one that’s starting soon, you’re in luck: There’s one beginning next Monday (April 9) in Selah, [...]

Taking aim at Sheep Company safety

April 4, 2012 by  

YAKIMA, Wash. — For anyone who has ever ventured out onto the Wenas Wildlife Area near Sheep Company Road and felt not just unsafe but actually under fire, hope may be on the horizon. Some time over the next few months, or even weeks, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Region 3 folks hope [...]

Another polarizing wolf event

April 4, 2012 by  

YAKIMA, Wash. — With spotted owls not on the front burner anymore, wolves have become the most polarizing critter in this part of the country. And it’s getting ugly, on all sides. Whether you’re on the side of shoot’em on sight or aspire to the Aren’t those wild wolfies cute? crowd — there doesn’t seem [...]

About that catch-record card reminder …

April 4, 2012 by  

YAKIMA, Wash. — If you’re an angler who got a catch-record card with your 2011-12 fishing license, you may have received a postcard in your mail from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife reminding you to turn it in by April 30. Then again, maybe you didn’t get one but your fishing buddy did. [...]

Sheep Company Road: Improvements coming

April 3, 2012 by  

YAKIMA, Wash. — For years, horse-riding enthusiasts who have entered the Wenas Wildlife Area through the Sheep Company Road gate in rural Selah have had to deal with the prospects of trying to fit their horse trailers into an already-packed parking lot or, worse, having to saddle up next to people target-shooting right from the [...]

Great news on Discover Pass front

April 2, 2012 by  

YAKIMA, Wash. — This isn’t really breaking news since it’s been expected for months and was actually announced over the weekend, but the new law enabling Discover Pass users to transfer its use between two vehicles comes as great news for every recreationist who uses multiple vehicles to access the great outdoors. When the Discover [...]

Buckey not great, but good enough

March 26, 2012 by  

YAKIMA, Wash. — Buckey, Craig Wentz’s bucking bull out of Prosser, did his job over the weekend at the Professional Bull Riders’ “15/15 Bucking Battle” in Albuquerque, even if it wasn’t up to the lofty standards the bull has established for itself over the last few months. The rider who drew Buckey, Renato Nunes, lasted [...]

Feds to remove salmon-eating sea lions

March 15, 2012 by  

YAKIMA, Wash. — In a move certain to bring elation to salmon fishermen and consternation to wildlife protection advocates, NOAA Fisheries today authorized state officials in Washington, Oregon and Idaho to “permanently remove” California sea lions that congregate at Bonneville Dam’s fish ladders each spring to enjoy a smorgasbord of upriver-bound salmon and steelhead. NOAA [...]

Think you’ve seen a wolf? Report it

March 14, 2012 by  

YAKIMA, Wash. — With at least five established wolf packs within the state and others possibly out there as well, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is looking for help from the public to keep tabs on their whereabouts.  The WDFW has set up a site (http://wdfw.wa.gov/conservation/gray_wolf/reporting/) at which people can report seeing, hearing [...]

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