Rather spend the day after Thanksgiving fishing for big rainbow trout than shopping for holiday discounts? Starting Friday, Nov. 29, anglers will find thousands of "holiday specials" during a seasonal Black Friday trout fishing opportunity at eight lakes in western Washington. Learn more >>
s state government's principal steward of fish and wildlife resources, the
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife directly and indirectly
supports more than $4.5 billion in economic activity each year and more than 60,000
direct jobs across the state. Learn more >>
Deer prospects good statewide,
access and safety major priorities
As the state’s most popular hunting season gets underway this weekend, the WDFW forecasts strong deer hunting opportunities and reminds hunters of several important considerations about safety and access, including possible impacts from the federal government shutdown.
Through new agreements with private landowners, WDFW has succeeded in opening up tens of thousands of acres of private farmland and timberland through programs such as “Feel Free to Hunt” and “Register to Hunt.” The latest program, “Hunt By Reservation,” allows hunters to get hunting information for specific properties and book a reservation online.
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.