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By Roger Harnack

Bait jars could send a message to Fish and Wildlife

On the Hot Seat


Last updated 3/26/2020 at 12:44pm

Unintended consequence or bureaucratic power grab?

Given the things being ordered behind locked doors of government offices, I’ll take the latter.

Tonight, March 25, when the clock strikes midnight, the state Department of Fish and Wildlife is banning all fishing and boating statewide. This closure comes on the heels of a previous order to ban all camping on publicly owned, state-managed lands.

The closures, Department of Fish and Wildlife officials say, is in keeping with Gov. Jay Inslee’s Monday evening coronavirus-related order that closed businesses and banned gatherings of more tha...

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