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Other Activities => Fishing => Topic started by: bassquatch on March 24, 2020, 06:01:32 AM

Title: Current WDFW closures!
Post by: bassquatch on March 24, 2020, 06:01:32 AM
Closures and restrictions:

Razor clams: Planned razor clam digs have been cancelled until further notice.
 
Hunting and fishing seasons: Hunting and fishing seasons currently underway, except razor clam digs, are not impacted by the COVID-19 restrictions at this time. However, please be aware that significant travel is not advised.
 
Regional offices: Regional staff will not be available for walk-in service at regional offices but are still on the clock, and available by telephone. If you need to pick up an item, they may still be available to assist you. Regional office phone numbers: https://wdfw.wa.gov/about/regional-offices
 
Camping on WDFW lands: All camping on state lands is closed until April 30. Although camping is not allowed, WDFW wildlife areas and water access areas remain open for public use at this time. However, due to theft and increased usage of our restrooms, visitors should plan to bring their own hand sanitizer and toiler paper when visit wildlife areas and water access areas.
 
Hatcheries: Hatcheries are closed to the public.
 
License sales: Buy a license by phone at 360-902-2464 or online at: https://fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov/#/login
Title: Re: Current WDFW closures!
Post by: bassquatch on March 24, 2020, 06:21:10 AM
From their website today! May turn into take a number at some boat launches so everyone space out and be cool or we'll lose this option too!!  :tup: 8)
Title: Re: Current WDFW closures!
Post by: Ellensburg on March 27, 2020, 12:18:35 PM
Has anyone asked for a refund or prorated license fee?

My buddy was saying the state was open to refunding us.
Title: Re: Current WDFW closures!
Post by: fishngamereaper on March 27, 2020, 12:27:30 PM
Has anyone asked for a refund or prorated license fee?

My buddy was saying the state was open to refunding us.

Thought about it but the refund for 5 days of lost opportunity on my current license would be pennies...

I'm hesitant to buy my 2020 license yet. My hope is that maybe they discount this year's fee's based on opportunity, or lack of. Depending on how far into April/ May we can't fish or hunt. But I'm not holding my breath.
Title: Re: Current WDFW closures!
Post by: Stein on March 27, 2020, 12:28:51 PM
Has anyone asked for a refund or prorated license fee?

My buddy was saying the state was open to refunding us.

I haven't sent them any money yet.  Maybe you could get 50% of your license fee refunded by simply submitting a request and a $49 processing fee. :chuckle:
Title: Re: Current WDFW closures!
Post by: Bullkllr on March 27, 2020, 12:31:00 PM
Wait until they realize no one is buying the new licenses. Sooner or later that will be the only incentive to open things back up.
Title: Re: Current WDFW closures!
Post by: JimmyHoffa on March 27, 2020, 12:41:10 PM
Wait until they realize no one is buying the new licenses. Sooner or later that will be the only incentive to open things back up.
They just need to sell more than the other states percentage wise.  Then they get the big slice of the Dingall-Johnson payments from the record firearms sales.
Title: Re: Current WDFW closures!
Post by: Stein on March 27, 2020, 12:47:09 PM
Wait until they realize no one is buying the new licenses. Sooner or later that will be the only incentive to open things back up.
They just need to sell more than the other states percentage wise.  Then they get the big slice of the Dingall-Johnson payments from the record firearms sales.

They can't use that to pay salaries though.  With the drop in retail sales, the state's revenue is getting crushed, so WDFW should expect even more cuts from Olympia along with some drop in license sales tbd.  With fishing closed, they probably even have a drop in ticket revenue.
Title: Re: Current WDFW closures!
Post by: Ghost Hunter on March 28, 2020, 10:44:08 AM
I bought fishing/hunting licenses, all permit apps, and raffle tags in January.   :rolleyes:  Keep this up, could be my year to draw.   :dunno: