Photo of a razor clam limit on the beach with a clam shovel in the background. Five days of razor clam digging begin Dec. 19
Clam diggers will get another chance to dig some fresh razor clams for the holidays during an opening Dec. 19-23 at several Washington beaches.
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Updated rules adopted for construction projects near water
The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission has adopted a comprehensive update to the state's Hydraulic Code rules, which regulate construction projects and other work in or near state waters to protect fish life.
HPA Rulemaking Website

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! 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!

Commission to discuss Willapa Bay salmon fisheries, consider Game Management Plan
WDFW accepting applications for ALEA volunteer grants
Commission approves Game Management Plan, discusses Willapa Bay salmon fisheries
WDFW seeks nominations for Grays Harbor salmon advisory group
WDFW seeks nominations for the Inland Fish Policy Advisory Group
Public invited to discuss Teanaway Community Forest management priorities at Dec. 4 open house
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Photo of fishing regulation pamphlet covers. Fishing rule proposals being recommended by WDFW for Commission action as well as public comments on them are now available for review. Learn more >>

Sportfishing Rule Changes for 2015-2016

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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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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

Photo of WDFW staff working in the field Wildlife Program Weekly Activity Reports
Wildlife Program reports summarize the current activities of our field and headquarters staff around the state.
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