Photo of a wildfire. Fire restrictions in place on WDFW lands
The arrival of hot, dry weather, combined with drought conditions, has prompted the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife to restrict fires and other activities effective immediately on agency-managed lands in eastern Washington.
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Fish Washington icon: Trout leaping out of wather with mountains and sunrise in the backdrop. Trout fisheries are under way across the state at hundreds of lowland lakes that should continue to provide great fishing throughout the summer.
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Washington state is blessed with diverse landscapes, great camping, and excellent fishing opportunities. Whether you're planning a trip now or in the future, the trout, salmon, steelhead, bass, walleye and tuna will be waiting for you, along with many other attractions and accommodations that make for unforgettable vacations.
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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.


WDFW prohibits target shooting until Oct. 1 at Wenas Wildlife Area to reduce wildfire risk
Commission adopts policy to boost wild chinook salmon in Willapa Bay
Women's workshop offers instruction on fishing, hunting, outdoor skills
Culvert project near Cathlamet may delay anglers, other travelers
Washington volunteer named hunter education 'Instructor of the Year'
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Photo of a woman in a boat smiling with freshly caught salmon Women's workshop offers instruction on fishing, hunting, outdoor skills
Women can learn the basics of fishing, hunting and other outdoor skills at a September weekend workshop that includes sessions led by several WDFW experts.
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Closeup photo of a Dungeness crab Crab fishing seasons set for Puget Sound
WDFW has announced summer crab-fishing seasons for Puget Sound, starting June 1 with an early opening in Marine Area 13 south of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. Learn more >>
South coast of Washington closed to crab fishing
Crab fishing to open early in Hood Canal

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