Two named to state wildlife commission

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OLYMPIA — Two new members have been appointed to the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission to fill vacant positions.

Larry Carpenter is a Mount Vernon boat dealer and long-time sport-fishing enthusiast, while Jay Kehne is an Okanogan County hunter and conservationist.

Carpenter owns Master Marine Services. He also serves on the Southern Panel of the Pacific Salmon Commission, the body formed by the United States and Canada to implement the Pacific Salmon Treaty.

Kehne is Okanogan outreach associate for Conservation Northwest. He had a 31-year career with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service.

A resident of Omak, Kehne is a member of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and the Mule Deer Foundation.

The commission's meets next on Jan. 6-7 in Olympia.