Photo of Mt. Stuart from Miller Peak trail in the Teanaway in Kittitas Co. (Photo by: Dick Ambrose 2009)
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
Since 1919
"Working Today For Tomorrow's Wildlife"
Ellensburg, Washington

Kittitas County Field & Stream
P.O. Box 522
Ellensburg WA  98926

Copyright KCFS © 2017
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President:         Lee Davis
Vice President:  Jim Huckabay
Secretary:         Tamara Downs
Treasurer:         Gloria Sharp
Past President:   Deborah Essman
Board of Directors:

Buzz Chevera
John Entwistle
Aaron Kuntz
Robert Weyna
Steve Douglas
Billl Essman
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Monthly Wolf Report – September 2017
This report provides information about wolf conservation and
management activities undertaken by the Washington Department of Fish
and Wildlife from Aug. 15 to Sept. 14, 2017. It complements weekly
reports posted on this site that focus on management actions directed at
wolf packs subject to lethal removal due to predation on livestock.

Statewide wolf activity
In late July, WDFW determined that a dispersing animal from the Dirty
Shirt pack had met up with a dispersing wolf from British Columbia. At
this time, it appears that those wolves may be establishing a territory in
northern Stevens County. WDFW will continue to monitor this activity
throughout the fall and winter.
In addition, other wolves previously collared in Profanity, Smackout, and
Goodman Meadows have dispersed to northern Ferry County, the
Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, and the Idaho Panhandle, respectively.
On August 17, WDFW caught and released a young-of-the-year wolf
from the Beaver Creek Pack while attempting to collar an adult in that

Read the full report here.

Muzzleloader 209 primer survey

As part of the outreach to the hunting public for the upcoming
2018-2020 three-year hunting season package, the Fish and
Wildlife Commission requested the department include a
discussion of muzzleloader equipment.  Therefore, we are
conducting a short survey at this time that is specific to whether
209 primers should be allowed as part of the ignition system for
muzzleloader firearms during muzzleloader seasons.

Currently, 209 primers or any primer designed to be used in
centerfire cartridges are not allowed for muzzleloader hunting in
Washington state except for muzzleloaders used during modern
firearm seasons.

Please take 5 minutes out of your busy schedule to answer the four
questions in the survey at the link provided below.  

The department will consider all survey input received before
October 31 at 5:00 p.m.

FREE Hunter's Breakfast- Wild Horse Wind Facility

Friday, October 27 at 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Wild Horse Renewable Energy Center
25905 Vantage Hwy, Ellensburg, Washington 98926

Interested in hunting at Wild Horse or recreating during hunting season? Join us for our 2017 Hunter's Breakfast in cooperation with the
Kittitas County Field and Stream Club and WDFW to learn what rules and regulations apply to GMU 329 and within the Wild Horse Wind
All permits must be filled out online through WDFWs Hunt By Reservation program. You can register online for permits for General Spike
Modern Firearm two weeks prior to your hunt date. This hunt is limited to 50 people per day, and each person can register for permits for up
to 3 days. Go to to read rules for hunting on site and to register for a permit.

        Salvaging road-killed deer and elk
               Apply for a Road Kill

 Salvage Permit

Effective July 1, 2016, a new rule adopted by the Washington Fish and
Wildlife Commission allows people to legally salvage deer and elk
carcasses in the state. Nearly 20 other states have adopted similar

The rule specifically applies to deer and elk killed by motor vehicles.
Only elk – not deer – may be salvaged in Clark, Cowlitz, and
Wahkiakum counties, because federal laws prohibit handling
endangered Columbian white-tailed deer in southwest Washington.

Anyone who takes possession of a deer or elk carcass must obtain a
free, printable permit from WDFW within 24 hours. The permittee
must then keep a hardcopy of the signed and dated salvage permit with
the meat until all of the edible parts are consumed.

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife does not guarantee
that salvaged meat is fit for consumption, and encourages those
planning to salvage deer and elk carcasses to review its Wild Game
Meat Food Safety information. The new salvage rule also does not
authorize trespassing on private property or ignoring highway-safety

 Provisions of the new rule:
It is permissible to salvage and transport a deer or elk that is
accidentally killed by a motor vehicle collision except for any deer
killed by a motor vehicle collision in Clark, Cowlitz, and Wahkiakum

A salvage permit must be obtained from the department within 24
hours of taking possession of the animal. Permits may be obtained on
the department's website or at department regional offices.

Big game licenses and tags cannot be used for the purpose of salvaging
motor vehicle-killed deer or elk.

The entire carcass, including entrails, of the animal must be removed
from the road right of way.

Any meat an individual deems unfit for human consumption or
unusable animal parts must be disposed of pursuant to WAC 246-203-
121. Individuals salvaging and consuming this meat do so at their own
risk. The department makes no guarantee as to the fitness for
consumption of deer or elk collected under a salvage permit. (See Wild
Game Meat Food Safety.)

An individual may not kill an injured or wounded animal for the
purpose of salvage. Only a law enforcement officer or individuals or
entities authorized by the department may euthanize an animal injured
in a motor vehicle collision, whether or not the animal is taken for

Possession of wildlife in violation of subsection (4) is punishable under
RCW 77.15.750.