RECREATIONAL LICENSE SALES SUSPENDED
Fisherman in a boat holding up a large chiinook salmon WDFW offers free fishing while license sales are suspended
WDFW is offering "free fishing" days through Tuesday while the agency's license sales system is down. WDFW will not require anglers to have a fishing license to fish or gather shellfish in any waters open to fishing in Washington state, beginning today through Tuesday, Aug. 30.   Learn more >>
Hunting and fishing license sales suspended while state agencies investigate system vulnerability
Dealers that sell Discover Passes
Fishing regulations & seasons

WOLF CONSERVATION & MANAGEMENT
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WDFW to restart wolf removal after finding dead, injured calves
State wildlife biologists have received authorization to remove a wolf pack in Ferry County after investigating two calf carcasses and an injured calf in a grazing area Friday. Learn more >>

2015 Annual Survey of Wolves in Washington 
Washington Gray Wolf Conservation and Management 2015 Annual Report
Frequently Asked Questions About Wolves in Washington

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 >>
WDFW invites public to discuss revenue and spending priorities

WDFW LANDS
Photo of a wildfire. WDFW restricts fires on eastern Washington lands
The arrival of hot, dry weather has prompted the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife to restrict fires and other activities beginning July 1 on agency-managed lands in eastern 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
Columbia River recreational salmon rule
WDFW offers free fishing while license sales are suspended
Most of Puget Sound closes to crabbing Sept. 5; summer catch reports due Oct. 1
WDFW schedules meetings on proposed rules for saltwater sport fisheries
Elwha, Nisqually rivers designated gene banks to protect wild steelhead
Fish and Wildlife Commission seeks candidates for disabilities advisory committee
WDFW invites applications to new Puget Sound steelhead advisory group
Emergency Fishing Rule Changes >>
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FISH WASHINGTON
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Fish Washington: One stop for where's, when's and how's of fishing in Washington.
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Fishing Seasons & Rules
Trout Stocking Reports

SPECIES OF CONCERN
Photo of of a Lynx in snow staring intently at the camera. WDFW seeks comments on protective status of 5 wildlife species
State wildlife managers are seeking public input on their recommendations to change the listing status for five protected wildlife species in Washington. Learn more >>

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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