Hunting discussions will dominate the agenda when the state Fish and Wildlife Commission meets Thursday and Friday in Tumwater.
The discussions will cover topics including small game hunting dates, bag limits and other rules; changes to deer and elk area descriptions and special closures; deer and elk general seasons and permits; trapping seasons and regulations, permits levels for mountain goat, bighorn sheep and moose; and landowner hunting permits.
In addition, the commission will vote on proposals regarding the use of bait during deer and elk hunting seasons. The commission will consider multiple proposals, including a complete ban on baiting, putting a limit on the amount of bait that could be put out by hunters or allowing the use of some bait by youth, elderly and hunters with disabilities.
The hunting discussions are scheduled to begin Thursday afternoon and continue through Friday morning.
In addition to the briefing, the commission will take public comments on the proposal.
Thiesfeld will ask the commission for guidance for this year’s fishing seasons.
The discussion is expected to begin about 9:15 a.m. Thursday.
After the lunch break, Thiesfeld will give the commission an update on the Grays Harbor salmon management policy.