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If you are a hunter, you may encounter invasive plants such as common crupina, garlic mustard, knapweeds, or yellow starthistle. Or you might be interested in tracking down feral swine.

What can you do to prevent the introduction and spread of invasive species?

Clean vehicles, equipment, personal gear, and animals. To prevent invasive species from hitching a ride on you, your animals, or your gear, you can take the following actions:

Clean your boat, trailers, and other equipment that entered the water. Specifically, you can:

  • Inspect your boat and equipment for mud, plants, fish, and animals, and remove everything you see.
  • Drain water from all equipment once you are on dry land.
  • Clean your boat and any other equipment that entered the water, and allow them to dry thoroughly before moving them.
  • Agree to stop at boat inspection checkpoints in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and other states, You will not be subject to penalties or fines if staff find aquatic invasive species on your boat.

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