Celebrating 75 Years

Feb 17th Letter From President

  • 22 Mar 2014 4:56 PM
    Message # 1522973
    Your comments regarding lack of waterfowl management are so true!!In the Columbia Basin the duck hunting has been on a steady decline since the 80's.Hunting opportunities used to be abundant but are now few and very competitive.WDFW hasn't changed or done
    anything successfully to reverse this trend that I have witnessed or heard of.Like you said,there is no proactive waterfowl management.The current WDFW waterfowl management team doesn't have many years in area and were handed an issue which has gotten out of hand.The local duck population which  used to provide opening day limits are gone and the plentiful northern ducks are increasingly difficult to hunt.Is there any hope for our Region 2??Hopefully the new Region 2 James Brown gives waterfowl management the priority it deserves.
  • 23 Mar 2014 7:24 PM
    Reply # 1523336 on 1522973
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Thanks for the input Loyd.  As we move forward with the idea of a Waterfowl Technical Committee, I will try to remember to call you and get your perspectives.

    I just found out last week that Erin Wehland..WDFW's new lead waterfowl biologist as of last fall...just resigned...so WDFW will be advertising for the position for the third or fourth time in as many years.  Makes it hard to keep a good waterfowl program going.

    WWA will be seeking individuals across the state to be on the "technical" committee to begin brainstorming some research needs and then to help find some money and get the research done, whether by WWA or in coordination with WDFW.


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