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Closeup photo of two salmon swimming underwater with mouths agape. Puget Sound-area waters reopen for fishing
Puget Sound-area fisheries that closed during an impasse in salmon-season negotiations will reopen immediately, state fish managers announced Friday.
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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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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 >>

Road Access Entry Program pamphlet cover for 2016 2016 Road Access Entry Drawing Opens!
Hunters with mobility disabilities have through July 31 to apply for the Road Access Entry Drawing administered by the department’s ADA Access Program. Follow this link for more information about these opportunities. Learn more >>

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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Puget Sound-area waters reopen for fishing
Anglers will be able to harvest hatchery sturgeon starting July 1 in the upper Columbia River
Comments sought on proposals to change Lake Roosevelt daily catch limit on trout 
Commission approves changes to antlerless deer harvest in northeastern Washington
Fireworks prohibited year-round on WDFW lands
Emergency Fishing Rule Changes >>
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Fish Washington: One stop for where's, when's and how's of fishing in Washington.
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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 >>

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WDFW announces full slate of Puget Sound crab seasons
WDFW announced recreational crab-fishing seasons for areas of Puget Sound opening in July and August, adding to the list of waters previously set to open in June.


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