Nearly 7,000 acres of forest land are open to elk, deer, bear and other hunters in Washington thanks to Weyerhaeuser Company enrolling that acreage in the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s (WDFW) Private Lands Access program.
“We are excited that Weyerhaeuser Company has chosen to provide free public hunting access on these parcels,” said Kessina Lee, WDFW Region 5 Director. “This greatly expands portions of their property for hunting opportunities for our southwest Washington hunters and those who visit from around the state.”
The land, referred to as the Cathlamet block, spans Cowlitz, Pacific, and Wahkiakum counties, and all the parcels are adjacent to Department of Natural Resources lands.
The access site is now open for all hunting seasons. Hunters are not required to have a Weyerhaeuser Company Access Permit to hunt on this property. Some areas of the land are not accessible by road, and there are some areas marked as non-motorized access.
“We’ve seen deer, elk, and black bear on this property,” Lee added. “We’re hoping our hunters and recreationists enjoy quality outdoor time in this forest.”
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(Photo source: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife)