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Lowland Lakes Fishing Season Opens April 22nd Hundreds of lowland lakes opened April 22 with new opportunities to pull in prize fish
Several hundred lowland lakes – stocked with millions of fish – now open for a six-month season. Learn more >>

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NORTH OF FALCON 2017
North of Falcon Salmon fisheries set for 2017
Washington anglers can expect a mixed bag of salmon fisheries this year with slightly increased opportunities in the ocean, seasons similar to last year in the Columbia River, and continued restrictions in Puget Sound.
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WOLF CONSERVATION & MANAGEMENT
Closeup photo of Gray Wolf looking intently at the camera. Washington's wolf population continues to grow
Washington state's wolf population grew by 28 percent last year and added at least two new packs, according to an annual report released Friday by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.
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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 >>

 
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Razor clam dig OK'd with bonus at Long Beach
Commission adopts 2017-18 hunting season rules, approves land transactions
Halibut fishing to open May 4 under higher catch quotas
WDFW seeks members for the Hunter Education Instructor Advisory Committee
Washington's salmon fisheries set for 2017
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RECREATIONAL RAZOR CLAMMING
Photo of a razor clam limit on the beach with a clam shovel in the background. Razor clam dig OK'd with bonus at Long Beach
Razor clam diggers can look forward to a six-day opening starting tomorrow (April 26) on various ocean beaches and will have an increased daily limit of 25 clams at Long Beach.  Learn more >>

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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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