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

Photo of a rainbow trout hooked on a lure with its head and body just breaching the water. WDFW is offering anglers opportunities for tight lines rather than long lines on the day after Thanksgiving. Learn more >>

Photo of the Puget Sound with Mt. Rainier in the background. Be a part of Washington’s Wild Future
State fish and wildlife leaders are asking people to share their views on the values and priorities that should drive the Department over the next several years. Lend us your ideas, perspectives and proposals. Learn more >>

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

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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Marine Area 10 to close Dec. 1, fishing piers to open
Select Grays Harbor tributaries open to fishing for salmon and gamefish
WDFW seeks nominations to Puget Sound sport fishing advisory group
Commercial crab fishery delayed on Washington\'s south coast
Willapa Bay closed to crab fishing due to marine toxin levels
WDFW reduces cougar harvest level in response to Governor Inslee decision
WDFW seeks members for Master Hunter Advisory Group
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Photo of two hunters wearing hunter orange with recently harvested deer. Rifle with scope in the foreground. Hunting seasons are under way
Wildlife biologists have compiled the best information available to help hunters have a successful hunting season.
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Big Game Hunting Pamphlet Cover Photo Contest

Photo of a Western Gray Squirrel and a Sage Grouse
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WDFW seeks comment on proposed protective status of greater sage-grouse and western gray squirrel
State wildlife managers are seeking public comment on draft status reviews that recommend keeping greater sage-grouse and western gray squirrels on the state’s threatened species list.
WDFW seeks input on proposed protective status of snowy plovers, northern spotted owls

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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