Photo of a razor clam limit on the beach with a clam shovel in the background. Clam diggers can return to two coastal beaches Monday (March 2) through Thursday (March 5) to dig razor clams during a month packed with potential digging opportunities. Learn more >>
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Public can propose changes to freshwater Puget Sound and Coast fisheries
People with ideas about how to improve state freshwater sportfisheries in the Puget Sound and Washington coastal regions can submit their proposals to the WDFW through March 31. See full story >>

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Photo of three deer in field of tall grass. Hunters have until March 31 to apply for multiple-season permits
Deer and elk hunters have until March 31 to enter their name in a drawing for a 2015 multiple-season permit, which can greatly increase their opportunities for success in the field. Learn more >>
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WDFW seeks public's help in testing wild birds for flu
WDFW is seeking the public's help in testing waterfowl and other wild birds for a type of avian influenza that has killed tens of thousands of chickens and domestic turkeys in British Columbia and has recently been detected in wild birds in Washington.
Avian Influenza Facts

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Wildlife Program reports summarize the current activities of our field and headquarters staff around the state.
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Hunters have until March 31 to apply for multiple-season permits
Public can propose changes to freshwater Puget Sound and Coast fisheries
Public meeting on salmon forecast kicks off season-setting process
WDFW seeks public participation in planning for Sinlahekin and Scotch Creek wildlife areas
Open house scheduled Feb. 25 to discuss project to solve Leque Island dike failures
WDFW seeks nominations to Cowlitz River advisory group
Spring black bear hunt applications due Feb. 28
WDFW begins status reviews, seeks information on 17 wildlife species
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Public meeting on salmon forecast kicks off season-setting process
Anglers, commercial fishers and others interested in Washington state salmon fisheries can get a preview of this year's salmon returns and potential fishing seasons during a public meeting March 2 in Olympia.

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Viewers can follow WDFW Police Officers as they patrol mountains, coasts and city streets, protecting natural resources and serving the people of Washington.
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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.
NEW! 2015 Big Game Pamphlet Cover Photo Contest!


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