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Public lands to open for some fishing hunting and outdoor recreation


OLYMPIA—Governor Jay Inslee, Kelly Susewind, director of the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife, Don Hoch, director of the Washington State Parks & Recreation Commission, and Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz on April 30, announced plans to partially reopen some fishing, hunting, and outdoor recreation opportunities in Washington starting Tuesday, May 5.

“We’ve had so many people doing their part to stay home, and we’re seeing results. We’re now at a point where we will soon be able to begin welcoming people back outdoors,” said Kelly Susewind, WDFW director. “I’m asking people to take what they’ve learned these past few weeks and continue putting these measures into play as you fish, hunt, and enjoy your local wildlife area. We’re happy to reopen these opportunities, and we need you to continue working with us to stay safe.”   

For more details on what’s open and guidelines for #ResponsibleRecreation, please have a look at these links:

WDFW to open some recreational fishing and hunting:

State recreation lands to reopen May 5 for local day-use only:

Reopening state lands, fishing, and hunting; social distancing guidelines:


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