Join walking fest in Ocean Shores
The 2017 Seabreeze Walking Festival this weekend, hosted by the Capitol Volkssport Club, will feature six special walks and a bike ride around Ocean Shores
The event will take place Saturday through Feb. 20.
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The starting point for the events will be the Ocean Shores Lions Club, 832 Ocean Shores Blvd. Walks begin between 8 a.m.-2 p.m. the first two days, and be finished by 5 p.m. On Feb. 20, start between 8 a.m.-noon and be finished by 3 p.m.
There will be walks along the Ocean Shores jetty, a loop through the town, at Damon Point, in Moclips, at Griffths-Priday State Park and through Seabrook. The walks will have options from 5-30 kilometers. The bike ride will be through town with three distances of 13-30 kilometers.
The walks and ride are free, unless you want to earn volksport association credit ($3 a person).
All participants must register and carry and return a start card.
For walk details and more information, go to capitolvolkssportclub.org.
Experts, demos, gear to pack show
The Fly Fishing Show will take place Saturday and Feb. 19 at the Lynnwood Convention Center.
Visitors can attend free fly fishing sessions, including fly tying, casting and knot tying. Among the fly fishing experts on hand will be Gary Borger, Skip Morris, Jack Mitchell, Ed Engle and Denny Rickards. The Gig Harbor Fly Shop will be among the exhibitors.
Some of the experts will teach classes. There is an $85 charge for these sessions.
The show will also host the International Fly Fishing Festival, at 6 p.m. Saturday. Tickets for the films are $10 in advance and $15 at the door.
The show will run 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Feb. 19. The convention center is at 3711 196th St. SW, Lynnwood.
Adult admission is $15 for one day, $25 for two days, $10 for military with ID, $5 for children ages 5-12, and free for children 4 and younger.
For more information, go to flyfishingshow.com/lynnwood-wa.
Comments sought on rule changes
The public has until Feb. 22 to comment on proposed recommendations for the 2017-18 hunting seasons.
The state Department of Fish and Wildlife is accepting written comments as it finalizes hunting rules and regulations proposed for the coming year.
The proposals and comment forms are posted on the department’s website at wdfw.wa.gov/hunting/regulations/seasonsetting.
Most of the proposals address changes in special permit levels and hunting-area descriptions proposed since the state Fish and Wildlife Commission approved the state’s last three-year hunting plan in 2015.
One change proposed by the agency, however, would significantly increase the daily limit of white-fronted geese and white geese throughout the state in response to those species’ growing abundance
The commission will also accept public comments at its March 17-18 meeting in Olympia. Final action by the commission is scheduled at a public meeting April 14-15 in Spokane.
Compiled by Jeffrey P. Mayor,