RECREATIONAL RAZOR CLAMMING
Photo of a razor clam limit on the beach with a clam shovel in the background. WDFW approves month-long razor clam dig at Long Beach
A month-long razor clam dig is under way at Long Beach on the Washington coast. Learn more >>
WDFW plans to add two-day razor clam dig at Copalis

NORTH OF FALCON
Closeup photo of two salmon swimming underwater with mouths agape. Public meeting on salmon forecasts, season-setting process scheduled on March 1
Anglers, commercial fishers and others interested in Washington state salmon fisheries can get a preview of this year's salmon returns and potential fishing seasons during a public meeting March 1 in Olympia. Learn more >>
North of Falcon Meeting Calendar

OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR
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 the priorities that should drive the WDFW over the next several years. The department just issued its first report on what we’ve heard to date and will continue to seek public input in 2016.
Learn more >>

SPECIES OF CONCERN
Photo of a Killer Whale and a Streaked Horned Lark
Learn more >>
WDFW seeks comments on draft status reviews for killer whales and streaked horned larks
State wildlife managers are seeking public input on their recommendations to keep killer whales and streaked horned larks on Washington’s endangered species list.

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.

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.
Learn more >>
 
   LATEST NEWS
Salmon season closes Feb. 22 in Marine Area 6 (East of Juan de Fuca Strait)
Comment period extended on gene bank options for wild Columbia River steelhead
States set seasons for spring chinook, sturgeon, smelt in Columbia River Basin
WDFW seeks comments on 10 land acquisition proposals
Public survey available on Puget Sound recreational fisheries enhancement program
More news >>
 
WILDLIFE LICENSE PLATES
Illustration of the Steelhead vehicle license plate showing a steelhead swimming under water. WDFW seeks support for steelhead license plate
A special license plate featuring a steelhead – the official state fish of Washington – could be an option for vehicle owners if a proposal for the new plate is approved by the state Legislature. Learn more >>
Sign the petition supporting the steelhead license plate

LAND ACQUISITIONS
Image of Washington state map with dots representing land acquisition projects WDFW is inviting public comment through Feb. 12 on 10 proposals to acquire land for fish and wildlife habitat and public recreation.
Learn more >>

RECREATIONAL CRABBING
Recreational Crab Fishing Sport crabbing season to remain open in Hood Canal, part of Admiralty Inlet
Sport crabbing is open in Hood Canal (Marine Area 12) and a portion of Admiralty Inlet (Marine Area 9) until Feb. 28. All other Puget Sound marine areas are closed to crabbing.
Learn more >>
Report your catch online
Dungeness Crab Catch Record Card Information

WOLF CONSERVATION & MANAGEMENT
Closeup photo of Gray Wolf looking intently at the camera.

Wolves are returning to Washington. Learn about wolf conservation, management, natural history, Washington wolf packs, and how to report sightings. Learn more >>


One Front Door to Washington's Outdoors: environmental services - permits - outdoor recreation - natural resources - forestry - farming Access Washington - Official State Government Website
   HUNTER REPORTING
Online Hunter Reporting
iPads and iPhones are not compatible with the hunter reporting tool. To avoid problems please report online with a regular computer or by telephone at 877-945-3492.
   I WANT TO...
Purchase and Submit Applications Online
Donate to WDFW's Youth Outdoors Initiative
Report lost or stolen shellfishing gear
Volunteer for WDFW
Purchase a hunting or fishing license
Report Wildlife Observations
Apply for a Hydraulic Project Approval (HPA)
Join the WDFW Mailing Lists
Click here to Report a Poacher/Violation
   I AM LOOKING FOR...
Fishing Seasons and Regulations
Hunting Seasons and Regulations
Hunter Education
Wildlife Areas
Water Access Sites
Project and Planning Assistance
Regional Offices
WDFW Publications
WDFW Rules Information Center
Public Records Disclosure
The Weekender Report The Weekender Report
The latest in fish and wildlife recreational opportunities across Washington State.
   FEATURES
Wildlife Program Weekly Activity Reports
Public Clam & Oyster Beaches
Species and Ecosystem Science
WDFW Image Gallery
ADA Access
ADA Access
Hunting, Fishing, and Wildlife Viewing for persons with a disability.
 
Click here to Register for a Hunter Education Class Today! Classes Fill Up Quickly!