Commission reviews season proposals
A number of hunting issues will be on the agenda when the state Fish and Wildlife Commission meets Friday and Saturday in Olympia.
The commission is expected to decide on proposals regarding baiting of deer and elk, migratory bird-hunting regulations, allowing people to legally salvage road-killed deer and elk, and hunting seasons for deer, elk, black bear, cougars and other animals.
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The nine commissioners will hear briefings on the 2015 Puget Sound shrimp and Dungeness crab fisheries, and using management objectives for salmon and steelhead to create target spawning levels.
The meeting will begin at 8 a.m. both days. The sessions will be held in Room 172 of the Natural Resources Building, 1111 Washington St. SE, Olympia. The agenda can be found at wdfw.wa.gov/commission.
Challenge tests youths’ knowledge
The Paul Bunyan Rifle & Sportsman’s Club will host the Youth Hunter Education Challenge April 16.
In the challenge, participants will compete in eight events. There are four skill events: .22-caliber long rifle shooting, sporting clays shotgun, black powder shooting and archery; and there are four knowledge events: orienteering, wildlife identification, a hunter safety trail and a hunter safety exam.
The top five scorers will be chosen to represent Washingtonat the national competition in July in Pennsylvania.
This event is conducted by state-certified hunter education instructors. The National Rifle Association-sponsored event is open for youths up to 18 years old. Equipment is available to borrow or bring your own.
Registration at 7:30 a.m., with the free event starting at 8 a.m. Youths should bring lunch.
The club is at 17902 Meridian E., Puyallup.
For information, contact Bill Montgomery at 253-377-7436 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Rocky Walston at 253-255-2292 or email@example.com. Additional information can be found at yhec.nra.org.
Learn about streamer fishing
Fly fishermen Thomas Lamphere will give a program on fishing with streamers at Thursday’s meeting of the Puget Sound Fly Fishers.
In his presentation, Lamphere will describe the typical West Coast river system and how that knowledge can drive fly selection through the seasons. He will talk about what patterns to have in your fly boxes and how the salmon migrations can help determine what flies people should fish with. He will also talk about which best streamers to use in different river conditions.
The meeting, which is free and open to the public, is 6 p.m. at Tower Lanes Entertainment Center, 6323 Sixth Ave. There is an optional $15 buffet or salad bar before the presentation, which begins about 8 p.m.
Compiled by Jeffrey P. Mayor,