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Jason Debord holds up the 31 pound King salmon he just caught. Columbia River fall chinook fishery set to open under some new rules
Approximately 960,000 fall chinook salmon are projected to return to the big river this year, well above the 10-year average. Columbia River anglers preparing for the fall salmon season should be aware of several new rules scheduled to take effect when the popular fishery gets under way Aug. 1. Learn more >>

Photo of the Puget Sound with Mt. Rainier in the background. Washington’s Wild Future
State fish and wildlife leaders are asking people to share their views on WDFW's revenue priorities, including proposals on conservation efforts, license fee changes and improvements to hunting and fishing in Washington. Learn more >>
WDFW invites public to discuss revenue and spending priorities

Photo of of a Lynx in snow staring intently at the camera. WDFW seeks comments on protective status of 5 wildlife species
State wildlife managers are seeking public input on their recommendations to change the listing status for five protected wildlife species in Washington. Learn more >>

Photo of a wildfire. WDFW restricts fires on eastern Washington lands
The arrival of hot, dry weather has prompted the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife to restrict fires and other activities beginning July 1 on agency-managed lands in eastern Washington. Learn more >>

Photo of several bats hanging from cave wall with White Nose Syndrome White-nose Syndrome in Bats
A devastating bat disease called White-nose Syndrome is now in Washington. Help us monitor our bat populations by reporting sick or dead bats, or groups of bats. Learn more >>

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Hunters with mobility disabilities have through July 31 to apply for the Road Access Entry Drawing administered by the department’s ADA Access Program. Follow this link for more information about these opportunities. Learn more >>

Anglers can keep two chinook off Westport beginning July 23
Columbia River fall chinook fishery set to open under some new rules
WDFW invites public to discuss revenue and spending priorities
Okanogan County limited-entry deer hunt applications due Aug. 14
Portion of WDFW wildlife area closing for feral pig removal
Women's workshop offers instruction on fishing, hunting and outdoor skills
WDFW offers mid-season upgrades to fishing licenses
Puget Sound-area waters reopen for fishing
Emergency Fishing Rule Changes >>
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WDFW announces full slate of Puget Sound crab seasons
WDFW announced recreational crab-fishing seasons for areas of Puget Sound opening in July and August, adding to the list of waters previously set to open in June.

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