FISHING REGULATIONS
Regulation pamphlet cover showing a young girl holding a rainbow trout 2017-2018 Fishing Regulation Pamphlet
Anglers can check out fisheries for the 2017-18 season in the new sport fishing rules pamphlet, which covers fisheries from July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018. Learn more >>

RECREATIONAL CRAB FISHING
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Crabbing gets underway in some areas of Puget Sound
Sport crabbing fisheries have opened in three Puget Sound marine areas with more areas scheduled to open later this week. Learn more >>

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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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2016 Gray Wolf Conservation and Management Annual Report
Frequently Asked Questions About Wolves in Washington

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 >>

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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   LATEST NEWS
Recreational salmon fishery opens June 24 in the ocean
Sturgeon fishing closes in lower Columbia, opens June 23 for one day in Bonneville Pool
State shellfish managers set Puget Sound crab seasons
WDFW restricts summer steelhead fishery on Columbia River due to low projections
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SHARE YOUR PHOTOS!
Share Your Photos! Share photos of your outdoors adventures with us! Use our online form to submit photos of hunting, fishing, wildlife watching, and outdoor recreation in Washington. Photos from the public may be featured on WDFW social media including Facebook and Instagram.
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HYDRAULIC PROJECT APPROVAL (HPA)
Photo showing flooding eroding a hillside. Emergency permits available to protect property from high water expected in eastern Washington
WDFW reminds both public and private landowners that emergency permits are available for in-stream work to protect property from expected high water throughout the summer in eastern Washington. Learn more >>

SPECIES OF CONCERN
Photo:  Closeup of a fisher in a tree. WDFW seeks comments on draft status reviews for fisher, 5 whale species
State wildlife managers are seeking public input on their recommendations to keep the fisher and five species of large whales on Washington's list of endangered species. 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 >>

 


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