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WDFW imposes campfire ban, limits other activities to reduce wildfire threats

With the persistent dry conditions and wildfires burning in parts of the state, the state Department of Fish and Wildlife is prohibiting campfires and other activities on all agency-managed lands.

The emergency order, which is effective immediately, prohibits:

Fires or campfires: However, personal camp stoves or lanterns fueled by liquid petroleum, liquid petroleum gas or propane are allowed.

Smoking: Unless in an enclosed vehicle.

Target shooting: Except at shooting ranges developed by the agency.

Welding and the use of chainsaws and other equipment: Operating a torch with an open flame and equipment powered by an internal combustion engine is prohibited.

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WDFW considering more than a dozen rule changes for hunters

From the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife:

The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission is scheduled to take action on more than a dozen proposed changes in hunting rules for the 2012-14 seasons at a public meeting April 13-14 in Olympia.

New rules proposed for adoption range from allowing waterfowl hunters to use electronic decoys to one that would add a day to western Washington elk seasons.

The commission, a nine-member citizen panel appointed by the governor to set policy for the Washington Department of

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Governor appoints two to Washington State Fish and Wildlife Commission

Larry Carpenter, a Mount Vernon boat dealer and long-time sportfishing enthusiast, and Jay Kehne, an Okanogan County conservationist and hunter, have been appointed to fill two vacant positions on the state Fish and Wildlife Commission.

The appointments were announced a short time ago by Gov. Chris Gregoire.

“We’re extremely pleased to welcome these great additions to the commission,” Miranda Wecker, commission chairwoman, said in a prepared statement. “These are two strong individuals and we are looking forward to seeing their perspectives brought to the table.”

Carpenter, appointed to a western Washington position on the commission, is owner of Master

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