WDFW proposes shifting crop loss expense to farmers

From the Capital Press

Farmers who lose crops to elk or deer would pay up to $600 to file a claim under a policy that the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission will consider Friday.

According to written administrative rules, the state will pay for an adjuster to assess damages. In actual practice, wildlife managers have for several years required the farmer to split the adjuster’s fee with the state, with the farmer’s share capped at $600, WDFW’s game division manager, Mick Cope, said. Read the rest of the story here.