Tag Archives: Fish & Wildlife

Cougar-hunting bill still faces opposition

A bill to extend a pilot program allowing the use of hounds to hunt cougars is facing stiffer opposition than when it passed through its original committee; Rep. Hans Dunshee, D-Snohomish, has raised concerns over the validity of the Department … Continue reading

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Bill aims to make cougar-hunting program permanent

Washington lawmakers want to make permanent a pilot program that allows the use of hounds in cougar-hunting. However, voters in 1996 passed an initiative banning the use of dogs, except in public safety or livestock depredation instances, on the grounds … Continue reading

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