Photo of fishing regulation pamphlet covers. WDFW seeks comments, schedules meetings on proposed Columbia River Basin fishing rules
State fisheries managers are seeking public comments on proposed sportfishing rules they're recommending for the Columbia River Basin.
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Sportfishing Rule Changes for 2015-2016
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WDFW seeks comments, schedules meetings on 2015-17 hunting season proposals
WDFW is seeking comments on proposed alternatives for 2015-17 hunting seasons, and has scheduled several meetings this month to discuss the proposals with the public.
2015-2017 Hunting Season Setting Process
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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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Wildlife Program reports summarize the current activities of our field and headquarters staff around the state.
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WDFW, partners protect key wildlife habitat near Yakima
Anglers can soon retain hatchery and wild coho salmon in marine areas 2, 3 and 4
WDFW continues effort to protect sheep from wolf attacks in Stevens County; 1 wolf dead
WDFW seeks public participation in planning for Klickitat Wildlife Area
WDFW seeks comments, schedules meetings on proposed Columbia River Basin fishing rules
WDFW adopts new tactics to stop wolves from preying on flock of sheep
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Recreational Crab Fishing Most of Puget Sound closing to crabbing; summer catch reports due Oct. 1
Most areas of Puget Sound will close to recreational crab fishing at sunset on Labor Day (Sept. 1), with summer catch reports due by midnight Oct. 1 Learn more >>

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WDFW assesses habitat affected by wildfires, helps landowners fence out displaced wildlife
State wildlife managers are working with Okanogan landowners to protect their crops from deer displaced by area wildfires and are assessing the fires’ damage to wildlife habitat.
WDFW restricts fires on eastern Washington lands, urges caution with the arrival of hot, dry weather

Photo of hunter with harvested elk with huge antlers. 2014 Hunting Forecasts by District
Wildlife biologists with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife have compiled the best information available to help hunters have a successful hunting season. Learn more >>

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WDFW extends comment period on proposed hydraulic rule updates
The public will have an extra month to comment on proposed changes to state’s Hydraulic Code rules, which regulate construction and other work in or near state waters to protect fish life.

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