Most popular hunting seasons of the year open Saturday

A herd of mule deer wintering along Lake Chelan.

A herd of mule deer wintering along Lake Chelan.

— Some of Washington’s most popular hunting seasons will get under way Saturday when modern firearm deer hunters and waterfowl hunters take to the field.

The harsh winter of 2016-17 appears to have taken a toll on some elk and deer populations—especially in parts of eastern Washington, said Jerry Nelson, state Department of Fish and Wildlife deer and elk section manager...

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