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Offline camanofishn

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Elk & Deer Starving State Closes Access
« on: February 07, 2017, 09:57:01 AM »
I read a message posted on the Washington State Hunting and Fishing web site that some land has been closed, in effect from mid-December through April 1 or May 1, include parts of the W.T. Wooten Wildlife Area in Columbia County, Asotin Creek Wildlife Area in Asotin County, L.T. Murray Wildlife Area in Kittitas County, Oak Creek Wildlife Area in Yakima County, and Sherman Creek Wildlife Area in Ferry County.

Off-limits to all use, including such activities as shed-antler hunting, skiing and snowshoeing. Motorized travel is allowed through those areas on roads maintained by the county, and the land between the Grand Ronde River and Grand Ronde River Road remains open for fishing access.

"Wik noted that feeding the animals is not useful at this point in the winter, because it takes too long for deer and elk to adjust to a change of diet."

I understand and agree to keep the people out of the area of the stressed starving Deer and Elk.  My question, why can't the state spend some money to feed the starving animals?  I do not understand that is takes too long to adjust the diet. 

They feed the Elk at many feeding stations.  It upsets me that the state will not take a few dollars to drop in some food to save all of the animals.

What can we do to bring a focus to this situation.  Thanks for your thoughts.

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Re: Elk & Deer Starving State Closes Access
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2017, 10:09:25 AM »
Discussion on this one can be found in this link.

http://hunting-washington.com/smf/index.php/topic,208681.0.html
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