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State fish and wildlife leaders are asking people to share their views on the values and priorities that should drive the Department over the next several years. Lend us your ideas, perspectives and proposals. Learn more >>

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WDFW lifts fire restrictions on most lands east of the Cascades
WDFW has lifted restrictions on most department-managed lands in eastern Washington, where cooler temperatures have reduced fire danger.
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WDFW assesses damage to wildlife areas from record wildfire

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WDFW takes preventive actions to reduce conflicts with wolves
For the past year, wildlife biologists at the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife have been preparing for the summer grazing season when wolves are most likely to encounter livestock in eastern Washington. Learn more >>

Fish Washington icon: Trout leaping out of wather with mountains and sunrise in the backdrop. Trout fisheries remain open this fall at hundreds of lowland lakes across the state, including many waters that remain open year round.
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Commission approves land purchase for wildlife habitat, outdoor recreation
King County's Beaver Lake to receive 2,500 large hatchery rainbow trout
Marine toxins delay razor clam digs this fall
Bluetongue virus confirmed in white-tailed deer in eastern Washington
WDFW seeks comments on razor clam season; marine toxins cast uncertainty on opening dig
Hunting prospects look good, but wildfires may limit access
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Most areas of Puget Sound open Oct. 1 for late-season crab fishing
The openings were approved by fishery managers after summer catch assessments by WDFW indicated more crab are available for harvest.
South coast of Washington reopens to crab fishing

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WDFW seeks comment on proposed protective status of greater sage-grouse and western gray squirrel
State wildlife managers are seeking public comment on draft status reviews that recommend keeping greater sage-grouse and western gray squirrels on the state’s threatened species list.
WDFW seeks input on proposed protective status of snowy plovers, northern spotted owls

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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