PUGET SOUND FISHING SEASONS
Closeup photo of two salmon swimming underwater with mouths agape. Salmon seasons set for Puget Sound; area waters expected to re-open to fishing soon
State and tribal leaders today reached an agreement on Puget Sound fisheries that is expected to pave the way toward opening summer salmon seasons and waters recently closed to recreational fishing. Learn more >>
Salmon co-managers agree on Puget Sound fisheries, will work to improve season-setting process

CONSERVATION
Photo of a fawn in snatched from its mother and placed in a container. WDFW reminds would-be rescuers to leave young wildlife alone
With temperatures rising and summer drawing near, WDFW is reminding campers, hikers and others who enjoy spending time outdoors to leave any wildlife they encounter alone.
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WILDLIFE HEALTH
Photo of several bats hanging from cave wall with White Nose Syndrome White-nose Syndrome in Bats
A devastating bat disease called White-nose Syndrome is now in Washington. Help us monitor our bat populations by reporting sick or dead bats, or groups of bats. Learn more >>

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.
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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.
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   LATEST NEWS
Salmon seasons set for Puget Sound; area waters expected to re-open to fishing soon
Salmon co-managers agree on Puget Sound fisheries, will work to improve season-setting process
WDFW reminds would-be rescuers to leave young wildlife alone
WDFW seeks advisors for council on non-hunted wildlife species
Spring chinook fishing extension split between May, June on lower Columbia
WDFW seeks applicants for positions on waterfowl advisory group
WDFW seeks members for the Hunter Education Instructor Advisory Committee
Emergency Fishing Rule Changes >>
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ABOUT WDFW
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Wildlife Program reports summarize the current activities of our field and headquarters staff around the state.
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