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By Roger Harnack
Publisher of The Journal 

Outdoor recreation to reopen May 5

Governor says stay close to home, keep your distance


Last updated 5/2/2020 at 2:14pm

Roger Harnack

Sunrise at Sprague Lake on Tuesday, April 26.

OLYMPIA — Following two weeks of growing protests over the state's ban on fishing, Gov. Jay Inslee on Monday, April 27, announced that outdoor recreation is allowed to resume May 5.

"Based on the data we have now received, we are close to the point where we can enjoy the outdoors again," Inslee said during a 2:30 p.m. press conference. "This includes fishing, hunting and the ability to play golf."

The announcement allows residents to fish, hunt, hike and golf, provided they stay close to home and keep at least 6 feet apart.

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