2015-2021 GAME MANAGEMENT PLAN DEVELOPMENT
Closeup photo of deer with velvet antlers. Public can comment on new draft of proposed Game Management Plan
A new version of the draft 2015-21 Game Management Plan for Washington state will be available for public comment for one month, starting Oct. 17. Learn more >>

Revised Final Draft of the 2015-2021 Game Management Plan EIS

RECREATIONAL RAZOR CLAMMING
Photo of a razor clam limit on the beach with a clam shovel in the background. Week-long razor clam dig approved for late October
State fishery managers have approved a week-long razor clam dig beginning Oct. 22 on evening tides at various beaches.
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How Recreational Razor Clam Seasons are Set
How to Dig Razor Clams
Try these delicious Razor Clam recipes
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WDFW ADVISORY GROUPS
Photo of a public meeting with attendees sitting around table. WDFW seeks candidates for Wolf Advisory Group

Washington and Oregon seek nominations for Columbia River fishery advisory groups


FISH WASHINGTON
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AQUATIC INVASIVE SPECIES
Closeup photo of a New Zealand Mudsnail WDFW takes steps to help prevent the spread of New Zealand mudsnails at Ringold Hatchery
State fisheries managers are working to limit the spread of invasive New Zealand mudsnails recently found at the Ringold Hatchery, north of Richland.
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New Zealand Mudsnail Fact Sheet

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.

NEW! 2015 Big Game Pamphlet Cover Photo Contest!

 
   LATEST NEWS
WDFW seeks nominations for steelhead and cutthroat policy advisory group
WDFW hosts meeting to discuss Baker Lake sockeye salmon fishery
Additional WDFW trout releases to focus on lakes in seven western Washington counties
Public can comment on new draft of proposed Game Management Plan
Grants support protection of key Puget Sound nearshore habitat
WDFW seeks candidates for Wolf Advisory Group
Washington and Oregon seek nominations for Columbia River fishery advisory groups
Public meetings scheduled to discuss Willapa Bay salmon management
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FISHING SEASON SETTING
Photo of fishing regulation pamphlet covers. Deadline extended for public comment on proposed Columbia River Basin fishing rules
The public will have more time to review proposed changes to fishing rules for the Columbia River Basin under an extended comment period.
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Sportfishing Rule Changes for 2015-2016

FALL INTO FISHING
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WDFW to release torrent of trout; nearly four times more fish stocked this fall
With some 340,000 trout scheduled for stocking in western Washington lakes, area anglers should have an excellent chance at phenomenal fishing this fall and through the holiday season. Learn more >>

Additional WDFW trout releases to focus on lakes in seven western Washington counties
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Trout Stocking Reports

WILDLIFE HEALTH
Photo of deformed elk hoof. WDFW seeks public's assistance to monitor hoof disease in elk
State wildlife managers are seeking help from hunters and the general public in monitoring the spread of hoof disease among elk in 10 counties in southwest Washington.
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Bacterial Hoof Disease in Southwest Washington Elk
Frequently Asked Questions
Elk Hoof Disease Public Working Group

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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