FISH AND WILDLIFE COMMISSION
Photo of Dr. Jim Unsworth Commission selects Unsworth as new director of WDFW
Dr. Jim Unsworth, deputy director of the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, was chosen Saturday as the new head of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
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Commission Statements of Appreciation:
Phil Anderson
Rollie Schmitten

RECREATIONAL RAZOR CLAMMING
Photo of a razor clam limit on the beach with a clam shovel in the background. WDFW approves razor clam dig starting Jan. 30
Diggers will have a chance to spice up their Super Bowl parties with some fresh razor clams during a dig beginning Jan. 30 on several ocean beaches.
How Recreational Razor Clam Seasons are Set
How to Dig Razor Clams
Try these delicious Razor Clam recipes
Things to do, Places to Stay

SPECIES OF CONCERN
Closeup of a Tufted Puffin - photo by Steven Pavlov
Photo by Steven Pavlov
Public comment sought on protective status for tufted puffins, Steller sea lions
WDFW has recommended listing tufted puffins on the state's endangered species list and removing Steller sea lions from the state's threatened species list. Learn more >>
Final Tufted Puffin Status Report
Final Seller Sea Lion Status Report

RECREATIONAL CRAB FISHING
Photo of a Dungeness crab.
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Puget Sound sport crabbing winter catch reports due by February 1st
Aall sport crabbers licensed to fish for crab in the Sound will have until Feb. 1 to report their winter catch.

FISH WASHINGTON
Fish Washington Icon An improved Fish Washington online fishing guide is now available, featuring new mapping tools and a calendar showing fishing seasons for many species. Learn more >>

Fishing Seasons & Rules
Trout Stocking Reports
Family Fishing Vacations

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
Commission selects Unsworth as new director of WDFW
WDFW seeks comments on land acquisition proposals
Commission adopts new sportfishing rules, discusses Willapa Bay salmon fisheries
WDFW approves razor clam dig starting Jan. 30
WDFW invites public to meeting on Baker Lake sockeye salmon fishery
Public comment sought on protective status for tufted puffins, Steller sea lions
Anglers limited to 1 salmon per day in San Juan Islands beginning Jan. 12
Salmon fishing in San Juan Islands open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only starting Jan. 29
Some WDFW boat ramps, shorelines remain closed on Wanapum reservoir
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WDFW ENFORCEMENT
Rugged Justice Title Banner. Photo of WDFW Enforcement badge and "Rugged Justice" tile. 'Rugged Justice' comes to Animal Planet
Viewers can follow WDFW Police Officers as they patrol mountains, coasts and city streets, protecting natural resources and serving the people of Washington.
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Program listings on Animal Planet.
Follow us on WDFW's Enforcement FaceBook page

WILDLIFE HEALTH
Photo of two ducks swimming.
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WDFW seeks public's help in testing wild birds for flu
WDFW is seeking the public's help in testing waterfowl and other wild birds for a type of avian influenza that has killed tens of thousands of chickens and domestic turkeys in British Columbia and has recently been detected in wild birds in Washington.
Avian Influenza Facts

FISHING SEASON SETTING
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

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
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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   HUNTER REPORTING
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The Weekender Report The Weekender Report
The latest in fish and wildlife recreational opportunities across Washington State.
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WDFW Image Gallery
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