WASHINGTON

Deer Forecast 2002

Outdoor Life Online Editor

In Stevens, Ferry and Pend Oreille counties, extra antlerless whitetail permits have been issued; most northeastern counties hold good whitetails. Target mule deer in the Columbia basin and Methow and Okanogan valleys of north-central Washington. For blacktails, focus on the Olympic Peninsula and Cascade Range forests. Region 5, on the coast, offers a special any-deer youth permit for blacktails.

Contact: WDFW (206-902-2515; www.dfa.wa.gov

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