Hunter education reaches 60-year milestone in Washington this month

— A mandatory hunter education program started 60 years ago for those age 17 and younger wanting to hunt in the state.

The law was passed by the Legislature and approved by the governor in February 1957, the year when the Soviets launched Sputnik 1, when a new house averaged a little more than $12,000 and before the hula-hoop become a popular toy...

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