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By Dale Magart
Northeast Washington Wildlife Group 

NE Washington white tail in jeopardy

 

Last updated 4/5/2022 at 1:34pm



The Northeast Washington Wildlife Group is very concerned about the whitetail deer in District 1 of Region 1 in Northeast Washington.

The harvest numbers for the area in 2019 and 2020 set record lows and the blue tongue outbreak in 2020 was worse than the very bad outbreak of 2015.

The city of Colville removed over 160 carcasses from within city limits last year, in 2015 they removed 80. When asked if the state Department of Fish and Wildlife had any plans to help deer numbers rebound, the department replied: “Indeed, disease outbreaks of this kind have the potential to reduce deer a...



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