RECREATIONAL RAZOR CLAMMING
Photo of a razor clam limit on the beach with a clam shovel in the background. Razor clam dig begins Feb. 23, more proposed through April
Razor clam diggers can count on evening digs starting Feb. 23 and begin planning trips this spring to Washington's beaches after state shellfish managers today announced a schedule of proposed digs through April.   Learn more >>

SPRING BLACK BEAR HUNT APPLICATIONS
Photo: Black bear in forest undergrowth. Spring black bear hunt applications due Feb. 28
Hunters may now purchase and submit applications for a 2017 spring black bear hunting permit, applicable to specific areas of western and eastern Washington. Learn more >>

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SPECIES OF CONCERN
Photo:  closeup photo of a Yellow-billed cuckoo perched on a tree limb. WDFW seeks comments on draft status report for yellow-billed cuckoos
State wildlife managers are seeking public input on their recommendation to list the yellow-billed cuckoo as an endangered species in Washington. Learn more >>

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 >>

 
   LATEST NEWS
One-day smelt fishery set to open on Cowlitz River
States set initial fishing season for Columbia River spring chinook
WDFW announces changes to 2017 ocean bottomfish fishery
WDFW invites public comments on 12 land conservation projects
Study of wolves' effects on other wildlife gets underway in eastern Washington
WDFW invites public to attend meeting on 2017 salmon forecasts
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FISH and WILDLIFE LICENSE PLATES
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Support efforts to conserve steelhead in Washington by purchasing a steelhead specialty license plate for your vehicle. Learn more >>

ELK HOOF DISEASE
Photo of deformed hoof WDFW seeks reports of elk with hoof disease in Cascades
State wildlife managers are asking hunters, anglers, campers and others planning to spend time in the Cascade Mountains to report any elk they encounter and pay close attention to see if any walk with a limp. Learn more >>

WASHINGTON'S WILD FUTURE
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 WDFW's revenue priorities, including proposals on conservation efforts, license fee changes and improvements to hunting and fishing in Washington. Learn more >>

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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