|We are an all-volunteer, 501c3 non-profit group promoting effective conservation, teaching hunting
ethics and good sportsmanship, supporting education to prevent pollution, and improving and increasing
outdoor recreation opportunities, especially hunting and fishing.
Kittitas County Field & Stream
P.O. Box 522
Ellensburg WA 98926
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|Buy your license in person at
Authorized License Sale Locations in Kittitas County
or on the web
broadband Internet transmissions to bring live views of
wildlife to their biologists' desks and to your home.
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|Club Meetings -- Public Welcome
2nd Monday of the month, 7:30 pm at Hal Holmes Center, Ellensburg
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Cle Elum Ranger District Recreation Opportunities
Recreation opportunities abound here. 400 miles of
non-motorized trails, much of which lies within the
Alpine Lakes Wilderness, 400 miles of trails open to
motorized use, 300 are single track and 100 double
track, 100 miles of groomed snowmobile trails and 21
miles of set track ski trails offer options for all trail
Whether you are looking for a short day hike, a drive in
the woods, a picnic, a challenging day on the trails with
your jeep or motorbike, mountain bike, horse or your
feet, or a relaxing evening around the campfire, come
|WDFW Annual Survey of
Wolves in Washington – 2015
The survey confirmed the
presence of at least 90 wolves in
18 wolf packs with a total of
eight successful breeding pairs,
reflecting the continued growth
of the state’s wolf population.
Wildlife managers note that the
actual number of wolves in the
state is likely higher than those
confirmed by the survey.
| Hunting Permits for
Wild Horse Have Changed
PSE has updated the
process for issuing hunting permits
and non-hunting recreation
permits at Wild Horse.
Hunting permits are now administered and issued by
WDFW through their Hunt by Reservation Program.
PSE no longer issues permits for hunting at the Renewable
energy Center (visitor center). All hunting permits are
issued on-line. WDFW expects to have the wind farm
listed on their site by late April/early May.
Non-hunting recreation permits (hiking, bird-watching, etc)
are issued by PSE on their website or in person at the
Renewable Energy Center (visitor center).
Information about both hunting and non-hunting recreation
permits can be found at PSE's website.
PSE has updated the process
for issuing hunting and
non-hunting recreation permits
at Wild Horse.
|Sockeye fishing on the Columbia River
Weighing in at three to five pounds, or more, sockeye are great on the grill,
but can prove challenging to catch. Still the odds are improving this
summer as sockeye are returning to the Columbia River
in numbers that far exceed preseason forecasts.
To get them to bite, try these tips and techniques:
•Go big or go home: Better yet, go big and go chrome.
| WDFW concludes its first statewide trout fishing derby
Anglers claimed more than 340 prizes during the WDFW's first annual statewide fishing
derby. The trout derby ran from April 23 through Sept. 6, with more than 130 license
dealers donating prizes, including charter fishing trips, gift cards, and rod and reel
“The fact that almost half the prizes were claimed indicates that many people fished hard
this summer, and we hope the derby built excitement for fishing among both veterans
and new anglers,” said Larry Phillips, WDFW's inland fish program manager.
Anticipation is already building for next year’s derby, said Phillips. “We want to thank
the large pool of participating license dealers as well as all the anglers who fished for fun
and prizes,” he added. While finished for 2016, the department has begun planning to
host the trout fishing derby again in 2017.
For a complete rundown on marine and freshwater fishing opportunities, visit WDFW’s
fishing page: http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/ and Fish Washington http://wdfw.wa.