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WDFW takes steps to reduce effects of drought at fish hatcheries
State fishery managers are working to minimize the effects of drought on fish at hatcheries across Washington state.

Quillayute River system tributaries to close
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WDFW takes preventive actions to reduce conflicts with wolves
For the past year, wildlife biologists at the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife have been preparing for the summer grazing season when wolves are most likely to encounter livestock in eastern Washington. Learn more >>

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


Lake Wenatchee sockeye fishery opens
Marine toxins prompt expansion of crab-fishing closure on coast
Commission to consider waterfowl seasons, discuss steelhead management
Fire and access restrictions require extra planning for upcoming hunting seasons
Chinook retention to end off Neah Bay
Okanogan County limited-entry deer hunt applications due Aug. 14
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Marine toxins prompt expansion of crab-fishing closure on coast
State shellfish managers today doubled the area of Washington's coast closed to crab fishing after finding elevated levels of marine toxins in crab tested north to the Queets River.

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. Learn more >>
6.8 million reasons to Fish Washington - Pinks salmon are back!
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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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