Article by Eli Francovich, The Spokesman-Review
In a poll of Washington state residents recently conducted by Washington Wildlife First, “a majority of Washington voters believe state wildlife managers’ goal should be ‘preserving and protecting fish and wildlife,’ while only 20% believed that WDFW’s goal should be maximize hunting and fishing opportunities.
“Respondents also had strong views on carnivore management with 80% opposing spring bear hunting. In households with active hunters, 69% opposed the spring bear hunt. That opposition was spread around the state with 81% opposing spring bear hunting in King County and to 77% in Eastern Washington.”