SEASON SETTING
Photo of fishing regulation pamphlet covers. WDFW seeks comments, schedules meetings on proposed Columbia River Basin fishing rules
State fisheries managers are seeking public comments on proposed sportfishing rules they're recommending for the Columbia River Basin.
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Sportfishing Rule Changes for 2015-2016
Rules Information Center

FISH WASHINGTON
Fish Washington Icon An improved Fish Washington online fishing guide is now available, featuring new mapping tools and a calendar showing fishing seasons for many species. Learn more >>

Fishing Seasons & Rules
Trout Stocking Reports
Family Fishing Vacations

HUNTING SEASON SETTING PROCESS
Rlk standing in the forest
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WDFW seeks comments, schedules meetings on 2015-17 hunting season proposals
WDFW is seeking comments on proposed alternatives for 2015-17 hunting seasons, and has scheduled several meetings this month to discuss the proposals with the public.
2015-2017 Hunting Season Setting Process
View & Comment on Proposed Hunting Regulation Issues and Alternatives

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.


ABOUT WDFW
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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   LATEST NEWS
WDFW seeks comments on protective status for tufted puffins and Steller sea lions
Sept. 27 hunting and fishing day event concludes summer-long celebration of state’s first wildlife area
Committee members sought for Puget Sound recreational fisheries enhancement group
WDFW seeks public comment on razor clam season options
Free festival celebrates Columbia River sturgeon
Sheep moved from scene of wolf attacks
Anglers fishing off Ilwaco can keep up to two chinook, retain both hatchery and wild coho
Most of Puget Sound closing to crabbing; summer catch reports due Oct. 1
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RECREATIONAL CRAB FISHING
Recreational Crab Fishing Most of Puget Sound closing to crabbing; summer catch reports due Oct. 1
Most areas of Puget Sound will close to recreational crab fishing at sunset on Labor Day (Sept. 1), with summer catch reports due by midnight Oct. 1 Learn more >>

RECREATIONAL RAZOR CLAMMING
Recreational Razor Clamming
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WDFW seeks public comment on razor clam season options
WDFW is accepting public comments on digging days, catch limits and other management options for the upcoming razor clam season.
How Recreational Razor Clam Seasons are Set
How to Dig Razor Clams
Try these delicious Razor Clam recipes
Things to do, Places to Stay
City of Grayland (Twin Harbors)
City of Long Beach
City of Copalis Beach
City of Moclips (Mocrocks Beach)

WILDFIRES
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WDFW assesses habitat affected by wildfires, helps landowners fence out displaced wildlife
State wildlife managers are working with Okanogan landowners to protect their crops from deer displaced by area wildfires and are assessing the fires’ damage to wildlife habitat.
WDFW restricts fires on eastern Washington lands, urges caution with the arrival of hot, dry weather

HUNTING PROSPECTS
Photo of hunter with harvested elk with huge antlers. 2014 Hunting Forecasts by District
Wildlife biologists with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife have compiled the best information available to help hunters have a successful hunting season. Learn more >>

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   HUNTER REPORTING
Online Hunter Reporting
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Report Wildlife Observations
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Click here to Report a Poacher/Violation
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The Weekender Report The Weekender Report
The latest in fish and wildlife recreational opportunities across Washington State.
   FEATURES
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Public Clam & Oyster Beaches
Species and Ecosystem Science
WDFW Image Gallery
ADA Access
ADA Access
Hunting, Fishing, and Wildlife Viewing for persons with a disability.
 
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