Grant Co. Waterfowl Hunting Spot Lacks, Er, Water, WDFW Warns

If you’re a fan of rainy, windy, stormy weather and/or waterfowling, this weekend in the Northwest is all you, all the next two-four days.

Except, er, for the water part in a portion of Central Washington’s Winchester Wasteway.

THE WINCHESTER WASTEWAY IS SOUTHWEST OF MOSES LAKE. (WDFW)

THE WINCHESTER PONDS REGULATED ACCESS AREA IS SOUTHWEST OF MOSES LAKE. (WDFW)

“The wetland cells in the Winchester Ponds Regulated Access Area in the Desert Unit of the Columbia Basin Wildlife Area (west of Dodson Road and south of I-90 in Grant County), have little to no water,” WDFW spokesman Madonna Luers is warning this morning. “Even with rain, this elevated area will not fill and draw ducks and geese as it usually does by the mid-October season opener.”

She says to watch the agency’s Facebook page for updates, and to find alternate places to hunt, go to http://wdfw.wa.gov/hunting/waterfowl/where_to_go.html.

As for the rest of the state, feel free to don waders and several windbreakers for now through early next week.

 

 

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