Closeup photo of Gray Wolf looking intently at the camera. Survey shows Washington wolf numbers grew by 30% in 2014
Washington state's wolf population grew by more than 30 percent and formed four new packs last year, according to an annual survey conducted by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW). Learn more >>
2013 Gray Wolf Conservation and Management Annual Report
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Washington state is blessed with diverse landscapes, great camping, and excellent fishing opportunities. Whether you're planning a trip in 2014 or beyond, the trout, salmon, steelhead, bass, walleye and tuna will be waiting for you, along with many other attractions and accommodations that make for unforgettable vacations. Learn more >>

Photo of Mishka looking out of the window of a WDFW Enforcement vehicle. State's first Karelian bear dog retiring after 12 years of service
Mishka, the first Karelian bear dog (KBD) used to help manage conflicts with bears and other potentially dangerous wildlife in Washington state, is retiring after 12 years of service. Learn more >>

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.

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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WDFW approves morning razor clam digs starting April 4
2015 halibut seasons provide more fishing options in Columbia River area
Governor announces two appointments to Fish and Wildlife Commission
As spring turkey hunt approaches, hunter education classes filling fast
WDFW seeks comments on proposal to open fishing for flatfish in Quilcene, Dabob bays
No catchable-size trout in five Columbia Basin lakes set to open April 1
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Spring arrives early for hungry bears
Due to unseasonably warm weather, bears are on the move early this year, prompting state wildlife managers to remind the public about ways to avoid conflicts with black bears.
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Preventing Conflict with Bears

Photo of a razor clam limit on the beach with a clam shovel in the background. WDFW approves morning razor clam digs starting April 4
State shellfish managers have approved a weeklong series of razor clam digs starting April 4 at four ocean beaches. Diggers are reminded they will need a valid 2015-16 fishing license to participate in all upcoming razor clam digs. Learn more >>
How Recreational Razor Clam Seasons are Set
How to Dig Razor Clams
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Federal council adopts alternatives for ocean salmon sport fisheries
Anglers fishing along the Washington coast will likely see a catch quota for chinook salmon similar to last year's and a lower quota for coho, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife announced Thursday.

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