Bird flu detected in Kitsap County, poultry show and sale suspension recommendation continues

Bird flu detected in Kitsap County, poultry show and sale suspension recommendation continues

Olympia – A backyard flock in Kitsap County tested positive for highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) on June 29. Kitsap is the 11th county with bird flu detected in domestic flocks, with 27 infected flocks statewide. All infected flocks have had contact with wild waterfowl, which are known to transmit the virus without showing symptoms. … Read more

Fish and Game officials remind recreational shooters that target protected nongame birds and protected ground squirrels is illegal

Fish and Game officials remind recreational shooters that target protected nongame birds and protected ground squirrels is illegal

Temperatures are starting to climb and the days are long, and that’s good news for recreational shooters looking to get out of city limits to shoot guns. Summer is a popular season for recreational shooters across the state, but it’s also a critical time of year for some nongame bird species that nest in, or … Read more