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 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... Full story

 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... Full story

 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... Full story

 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... Full story

 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... Full story

 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... Full story

 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... Full story

 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... Full story

 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... Full story

 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... Full story

 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... Full story

 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... Full story

 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... Full story

 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... Full story

 By WDFW    WOOT    January 1, 2018

State Investigation Finds Cooke's Negligence Was Primary Cause Of Atlantic Salmon Net Pen Collapse

OLYMPIA – State investigators have determined that an excessive buildup of mussels and other marine organisms on nets – caused by Cooke Aquaculture's failure to properly clean them – led to the... Full story

 By WDFW    Fishing    December 1, 2017

Nisqually River to open to sportfishing

Action: Open the Nisqually River to fishing for salmon and gamefish. Effective dates: Immediately through 11:59 p.m., Jan. 31, 2018. Species affected: Salmon, gamefish. Location: Nisqually River... Full story

 By WDFW    Fishing    November 1, 2017

Two Washington Sport Fish Records Fall

OLYMPIA--The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) confirmed today that two state sport fish records fell during one late September weekend. Mike Benoit, of Gig Harbor, set a new state... Full story

 By WDFW    Fishing    November 1, 2017

WDFW Delays Commercial Crab Fishery On Washington Coast Due To Low Meat Content

OLYMPIA – State shellfish managers have delayed the opening of the commercial Dungeness crab fishery on Washington's coast due to inadequate meat in crab shells. The commercial fishery on... Full story

 By WDFW    Fishing    November 1, 2017

Washington - Variety Of Outdoor Adventures On Tap During The Holiday Season

Despite the winter chill, Washingtonians have plenty of reaso0ns to head outdoors during the holidays. Seasonal fisheries are underway throughout the state, waterfowl hunting is in full swing and... Full story

 By WDFW    Fishing    April 1, 2017

Olympia, WA - WDFW Approves Razor Clam Dig At Twin Harbors Starting April 5

OLYMPIA – State shellfish managers have given the OK for a five-day razor clam dig at Twin Harbors starting April 5, and have tentatively scheduled the beach to open again later this month. The... Full story

 By WDFW    Fishing    April 1, 2017

Washington's Salmon Fisheries Set For 2017

Washington anglers can expect a mixed bag of salmon fisheries this year with slightly increased opportunities in the ocean, seasons similar to last year in the Columbia River, and continued... Full story

 By WDFW    Fishing    April 1, 2017

Spring Chinook Fishery Extended Again In Lower Columbia River

OLYMPIA – State fishery managers have again extended the initial sportfishing season for spring chinook salmon on the lower Columbia River in response to poor fishing conditions caused by extremely... Full story

 By WDFW    Wildlife    February 1, 2017

WDFW seeks comments on draft status report for yellow-billed cuckoos

Publishers Note - We are hearing from our readers that many times these attempts to include species on the endangered list are driven by other than just concerns for the species. We welcome your... Full story

 By WDFW    Fishing    February 1, 2017

Washington - Marine Area 7 Salmon Season To Close Temporarily

Action: Marine Area 7 (San Juan Islands) will close to salmon fishing Feb. 11. Effective Date: Feb. 11, 2017, until further notice. Species affected: Salmon. Location: Marine Area 7. Reason for... Full story

 By WDFW    Fishing    January 1, 2017

Olympia - Commission Set To Consider Columbia River Salmon Policy

OLYMPIA – The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission will consider updating the state's reform policy on Columbia River salmon management during a meeting scheduled Jan. 13-14 in Vancouver, Wash.... Full story


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