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The arrival of hot, dry weather, combined with drought conditions, has prompted the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife to restrict fires and other activities effective immediately on agency-managed lands in eastern Washington.
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Washington state is blessed with diverse landscapes, great camping, and excellent fishing opportunities. Whether you're planning a trip now or in the future, the trout, salmon, steelhead, bass, walleye and tuna will be waiting for you, along with many other attractions and accommodations that make for unforgettable vacations.
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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.


Columbia River salmon season extended with new catch limit
Culvert project near Cathlamet may delay anglers, other travelers
Women's workshop offers instruction on fishing, hunting, outdoor skills
WDFW prohibits target shooting until Oct. 1 at Wenas Wildlife Area to reduce wildfire risk
Fire restrictions in place on WDFW lands
Hunter education classes continue right through summer
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Photo of a small stream drying up due to drought conditions

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is working with other state agencies, the federal government, tribes and conservation groups to prepare for and respond to drought conditions and help minimize their effect on fish and wildlife. Learn more >>

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Women's workshop offers instruction on fishing, hunting, outdoor skills
Women can learn the basics of fishing, hunting and other outdoor skills at a September weekend workshop that includes sessions led by several WDFW experts.
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Wildlife Program reports summarize the current activities of our field and headquarters staff around the state.
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