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 By WDFW    Fishing    May 1, 2019 

Washington Fishing Opportunities

WDFW's lowland lake trout derby continues in May and runs through Oct. 31. Anglers with a 2019-20 freshwater, combination fishing license, or Fish Washington license, who catch one of hundreds of...

 
 By WDFW    Fishing    May 1, 2019 

Washington - Hoh River To Open For Hatchery Chinook And Trout

Action: Opens hatchery chinook, trout and hatchery steelhead. Effective date: June 1 through June 30, 2019. Species affected: Hatchery chinook, trout, steelhead. Location: The Hoh River from the...

 
 By WDFW    Fishing    May 1, 2019 

Washington - Anglers Required To Release Sockeye Salmon In The Quillayute And Sol Duc Rivers

Action: Anglers may not retain sockeye salmon as part of their daily limit in the Quillayute and Sol Duc rivers. Effective date: May 6, 2019 until further notice. Species affected: Sockeye salmon....

 
 By WDFW    Fishing    May 1, 2019 

WDFW Plans Razor Clam Digging

WDFW tentatively plans three days of digging for razor clams starting May 18 at Mocrocks OLYMPIA – State shellfish managers have tentatively scheduled a “bonus” razor clam dig on ocean beaches f...

 
 By WDFW    Fishing    May 1, 2019 

Lower Kalama River Steelhead Retention Reopens

Hatchery steelhead retention reopens on the lower Kalama River, use of barbless hooks is voluntary Action: Retention of hatchery steelhead is open under permanent rule on the lower Kalama River. The u...

 
 By WDFW    Hunting    May 1, 2019 

WDFW To Host Two Pronghorn Antelope Listening Sessions

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) wants to hear from residents on how to manage pronghorns on portions of central Washington. The agency will host two public listening sessions to...

 
 By WDFW    Fishing    April 1, 2019

WDFW Hosts Hatchery And Fishery Reform Review

WDFW to host meeting on review of hatchery and fishery reform OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) will host a meeting Thursday, April 11 to provide stakeholders with an...

 
 By WDFW    Fishing    April 1, 2019

Elwha River Fishing Closure

Extension of Recreational and Commercial Fishing Closure Announced for Elwha River and Its Tributaries OLYMPIA – The Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe, Olympic National Park, and the Washington Department...

 
 By WDFW    Fishing    April 1, 2019

Humptulips River Fishing Regulations

WDFW seeks input on fishing regulations for Humptulips River OLYMPIA – State fish managers are hosting a public meeting Tuesday, April 23, to discuss fishing regulations on the Humptulips River in...

 
 By WDFW    Fishing    April 1, 2019

Langlois Lake King County Washington One Day Fishing Event

Langlois Lake in King County to open for 1-day fishing event. Langlois Lake will be open to fishing from one hour before official sunrise to one hour after official sunset on April 20, 2019 for angler...

 
 By WDFW    Fishing    April 1, 2019

Columbia River Chinook Opening

Third weekend opening planned for Columbia River spring chinook fishery below Bonneville Dam OLYMPIA – For the third weekend in a row, a section of the lower Columbia River will reopen for two days...

 
 By WDFW    Wildlife    February 1, 2019

Washington Fish And Wildlife Commission Cancels Saturday Meeting Due To Weather

OLYMPIA – The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission is canceling its meeting on Saturday, Feb. 9, due to an expected winter storm. The commission, a citizen panel appointed by the governor to set...

 
 By WDFW    Fishing    February 1, 2019

WDFW approves 7-day Razor Clam Dig Starting Feb. 17

OLYMPIA – Razor clam diggers can return to various ocean beaches for a seven-day opening beginning Sunday, Feb. 17. The dig extends over a long weekend and provides a Saturday digging opportunity...

 
 By WDFW    Fishing    October 1, 2018

Drano Lake To Close To All Fishing

Species affected: All species Location: In the waters downstream of markers on a point of land downstream and across from Little White Salmon National Fish Hatchery and upstream of the Highway 14...

 
 By WDFW    Fishing    September 1, 2018

Lower Samish River To Close To All Fishing

Action: Close part of the Samish River to all fishing. Effective dates: Sept.15, 2018 until further notice. Species affected: All species. Location: From the mouth (Bayview –Edison Road) to I-5...

 
 By WDFW    Shooting Sports    August 1, 2018

WDFW Announces Shooting Bans Added To Fire-Prevention Strategies

Contact: WDFW Wildlife Program, (360) 902-2515 Statewide shooting ban added to other fire-prevention strategies on WDFW lands. OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) will...

 
 By WDFW    Shooting Sports    August 1, 2018

WDFW Hunting Regulations For Fall Hunters

OLYMPIA -- The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is highlighting a browser-based, hunting regulations web map in time for 2018-19 hunting seasons. The web map, available at...

 
 By WDFW    Wildlife    July 1, 2018

Cougar Linked To Bicyclist's Death

OLYMPIA – A report by Washington State University (WSU) about the examination of the carcass of the cougar believed to be involved in the death of a bicyclist this spring near North Bend revealed...

 
 By WDFW    Wildlife    July 1, 2018

WDFW Reopens Wildlife Area Roads, Campgrounds In Okanogan County

OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has reopened several roads and campgrounds at three wildlife areas and numerous water access sites in Okanogan County that were...

 
 By WDFW    Shooting Sports    July 1, 2018

Okanogan County Limited-Entry Deer Hunt Applications Due Aug. 13

OLYMPIA – Eighteen lucky hunters will have an opportunity to hunt for deer this fall on the 6,000-acre Charles and Mary Eder unit of the Scotch Creek Wildlife Area in northeastern Okanogan County. H...

 
 By WDFW    Fishing    July 1, 2018

Angler Establishes Redbanded Rockfish State Record

Angler establishes redbanded rockfish state record; Arrowtooth flounder record falls the same day OLYMPIA - John Sly of Tacoma has established the state record for the largest redbanded rockfish...

 
 By WDFW    Shooting Sports    May 1, 2018

Mountain Goat Management Plan For Olympic National Park Released

PORT ANGELES, Wash. -- The National Park Service (NPS), the USDA Forest Service (USFS), and the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) have released the Mountain Goat Management...

 
 By WDFW    Fishing    May 1, 2018

Columbia River Policy Review Looking For Public Comments

OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is inviting people to share their views at four upcoming meetings in Ridgefield on a draft assessment of a state policy that guides...

 
 By WDFW    Wildlife    February 1, 2018

WDFW On Sea Otters, Pygmy Rabbits, And Grizzly Bears

WDFW IS seeking comments on the draft status reviews for sea otters, pygmy rabbits, and grizzly bears. OLYMPIA – State wildlife managers are seeking public input on their recommendations to keep...

 
 By WDFW    Events   

Spokane, WA - Helicopter Crash In Eastern Washington kills 1, Injures 2 During Deer Research

SPOKANE – A private helicopter flying under contract with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) for a mule deer study crashed Saturday, Jan. 27, in Garfield County, killing one...

 

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