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Need to work in the water to protect property during flood emergency?
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RECREATIONAL RAZOR CLAMMING
Photo of a razor clam limit on the beach with a clam shovel in the background. WDFW approves razor clam dig beginning March 24, cancels opening at Twin Harbors
State shellfish managers have approved a razor clam dig beginning March 24 with openings alternating between Mocrocks and Copalis beaches for three days.   Learn more >>

NORTH OF FALCON 2017
North of Falcon

State, federal and tribal fishery managers are currently planning the Northwest's recreational and commercial salmon fisheries. As part of the salmon-season setting process, WDFW has scheduled several public meetings.
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Projections indicate state salmon fisheries will again be tempered by low coho runs
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SPECIES OF CONCERN
Photo:  closeup photo of a Yellow-billed cuckoo perched on a tree limb. WDFW seeks comments on draft status report for yellow-billed cuckoos
State wildlife managers are seeking public input on their recommendation to list the yellow-billed cuckoo as an endangered species in Washington. Learn more >>

WILDLIFE HEALTH
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 >>

 
   LATEST NEWS
Meetings set for March 28-30 on salmon fisheries in sections of Columbia and Snake rivers 
Federal council adopts alternatives for ocean salmon fisheries
Commission will take public comment on proposed hunting rules
Seized antlers up for bid at auction; proceeds support anti-poaching efforts
States set initial fishing season for Columbia River spring chinook
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WOLF CONSERVATION & MANAGEMENT
Closeup photo of Gray Wolf looking intently at the camera. Washington's wolf population continues to grow
Washington state's wolf population grew by 28 percent last year and added at least two new packs, according to an annual report released Friday by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.
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2016 Gray Wolf Conservation and Management Annual Report
Frequently Asked Questions About Wolves in Washington

ELK HOOF DISEASE
Photo of deformed hoof WDFW seeks reports of elk with hoof disease in Cascades
State wildlife managers are asking hunters, anglers, campers and others planning to spend time in the Cascade Mountains to report any elk they encounter and pay close attention to see if any walk with a limp. Learn more >>

WASHINGTON'S WILD FUTURE
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 >>

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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