Friday, July 19, 2013

Webcast to discuss wolves, hunting in Washington

OLYMPIA — A live webcast where big-game managers from Washington, Idaho and Montana discuss elk and deer in areas populated by wolves is scheduled from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. today.
The event will be on the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife website at
The webcast will remain on the page after the event for those unable to view it tonight.

Jon Rachel of the Idaho Department of Fish and Game and Jim Williams of Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks will join Phil Anderson, director of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and Dave Ware, Washington’s game program manager.

“We’ve been consulting with a number of experts, including our counterparts from other states, since wolves began to reappear in Washington to better prepare us for meeting the many challenges that come with having wolves back in the state,” said Anderson.  “This will give the public an opportunity to hear directly from those who have been involved in wolf management in other areas of the West.”
Ware will describe the status of wolves and big-game hunting in Washington.

Rachel and Williams also will discuss strategies used by successful big-game hunters in their states.