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Tag: Washington Departmen of Fish and Wildlife


Discover Pass can now be used in two vehicles

A single Discover Pass now can be used on either of two motor vehicles, after Gov. Chris Gregoire signed legislation earlier today.

The change takes effect immediately. Holders of previously issued annual passes may enter a second vehicle license number on their existing pass.
Pass transfer between two vehicles also applies to vehicle access passes issued free with purchases of annual fishing and hunting licenses for access to state Department of Fish and Wildlife recreation lands and water- access sites.

The Discover Pass was created by the 2011 Legislature and took effect last July. The pass – required to

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Federal panel adopts options for ocean salmon sport fisheries

From the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife:

Anglers fishing along the Washington coast will
likely see a higher catch quota for chinook salmon this year, while
the quota for coho is expected to be similar to last season, the
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) announced today.

Three ocean salmon-fishing options approved today by the Pacific
Fishery Management Council (PFMC) anticipate an abundance of chinook
in the ocean, but a down year for Columbia River hatchery coho salmon.
The PFMC establishes fishing seasons in ocean waters three to 200
miles off

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What are your thoughts on the new state Discover Pass

It looks like folks wanting to recreate on state lands will have to purchase a new Discover Pass. Legislation creating the pass, which will cost $10 a day or $30 for a year, is awaiting the signature of Gov. Chris Gregoire.

Is the law takes effect, the pass would be required for most people wanting to recreate on lands owned or managed by the state Department of Fish and Wildlife, State Parks and Recreation and state Department of Natural Resources.

Of the first $71 million generated every two years, 84 percent ($59.64 million) would go to State Parks. Eight percent

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