Regional Reports-West

Columbia River

Your best bet for a mix of abundant birds and public access is along the Columbia River near Kettle Falls in northeastern Washington. Stevens County accounts for nearly half of the state's total turkey harvest. Other good spots are Snake River breaks in Asotin, Garfield and Columbia counties in the southeastern corner of the state, and Lewis County around Centralia in southwestern Washington. License fees: $30 for residents, $150 for nonresidents. Additional turkey tags cost residents $18 and nonresidents $60. Contact: Washington Fish and Wildlife (360-902-2200).