Outdoors

Bear permit deadline nears

Friday is the deadline to submit an application for a spring black bear hunting permit.

Applications must be received before midnight, according to the Washington Deparment of Fish and Wildlife, and a drawing will be held in mid-March for 383 permits for Western Washington and 314 permits for Eastern Washington. Winners will be notified by mail no later than March 31. Information: wdfw.wa.gov.

craig.hill@thenewstribune.com

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