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RECREATIONAL RAZOR CLAMMING
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WDFW OK's razor clam dig beginning May 6 on two beaches
Four days of razor clam digging added at Mocrocks to a previously scheduled opening at Long Beach to offer a full week of digging starting May 6. Learn more >>


WILDLIFE HEALTH
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A bat disease called white-nose syndrome is now in Washington. The fungal disease is estimated to have killed over six million bats in eastern North America since 2006. Use our online reporting tool to report sick or dead bats, or groups of bats. Learn more >>

OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR
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State fish and wildlife leaders are asking people to share their views on the priorities that should drive the WDFW over the next several years. The department just issued its first report on what we’ve heard to date and will continue to seek public input in 2016.
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SHARE YOUR PHOTOS!
Share Your Photos! Washingtonians have a new way to share their outdoor adventures with others who enjoy hunting, fishing and observing the natural world. WDFW is now accepting photos for a new online gallery of images submitted by people enjoying the great outdoors.
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   LATEST NEWS
New collaboration gives local students inside view of marine science
Several Puget Sound-area marine, freshwater fisheries to close May 1
State's fisher recovery efforts help to avert federal ESA listing
WDFW hatcheries releasing steelhead under newly approved federal permits
Deadline to apply for special hunt permits is May 18
WDFW to seek federal permit for Puget Sound fisheries after talks with tribes end
Emergency Fishing Rule Changes >>
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SALMON SEASONS
Closeup photo of two salmon swimming underwater with mouths agape. Several Puget Sound-area marine, freshwater fisheries to close May 1
Five lakes and the lower sections of most rivers that flow into Puget Sound will close to all fishing beginning Sunday, May 1, when salmon and steelhead fishing also closes in the Sound. Learn more >>

SEASON SETTING
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Public can propose changes to saltwater sport fisheries
People with ideas about how to improve sport fisheries in Puget Sound and Washington's coastal waters can submit their proposals to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) through April 30.

Sportfishing Rule Changes for 2017-2018
Rules Information Center

SPECIES OF CONCERN
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Status reviews of Columbian white-tailed deer, Taylor’s checkerspots available for public comment
The public can comment through July 9 on the listing recommendations and recently updated status reports.

ABOUT WDFW
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Wildlife Program reports summarize the current activities of our field and headquarters staff around the state.
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