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WDFW OK's razor clam dig beginning May 6 on two beaches
Four days of razor clam digging added at Mocrocks to a previously scheduled opening at Long Beach to offer a full week of digging starting May 6. Learn more >>

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A bat disease called white-nose syndrome is now in Washington. The fungal disease is estimated to have killed over six million bats in eastern North America since 2006. Use our online reporting tool to report sick or dead bats, or groups of bats. Learn more >>

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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.
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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.
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Several Puget Sound-area marine, freshwater fisheries to close May 1
WDFW OK's razor clam dig beginning May 6 on two beaches
New collaboration gives local students inside view of marine science
State's fisher recovery efforts help to avert federal ESA listing
Deadline to apply for special hunt permits is May 18
WDFW hatcheries releasing steelhead under newly approved federal permits
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Closeup photo of two salmon swimming underwater with mouths agape. Several Puget Sound-area marine, freshwater fisheries to close May 1
Five lakes and the lower sections of most rivers that flow into Puget Sound will close to all fishing beginning Sunday, May 1, when salmon and steelhead fishing also closes in the Sound. Learn more >>
WDFW, tribes again call off talks on Puget Sound salmon fisheries

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Status reviews of Columbian white-tailed deer, Taylor’s checkerspots available for public comment
The public can comment through July 9 on the listing recommendations and recently updated status reports.

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