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
Rules Information Center

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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
View & Comment on Proposed Hunting Regulation Issues and Alternatives

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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.

Photo of WDFW staff working in the field Wildlife Program Weekly Activity Reports
Wildlife Program reports summarize the current activities of our field and headquarters staff around the state.
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Fish and Wildlife Roundtable scheduled Oct. 1 in Brewster
WDFW seeks comments on protective status for tufted puffins and Steller sea lions
Sept. 27 hunting and fishing day event concludes summer-long celebration of state’s first wildlife area
WDFW seeks public comment on razor clam season options
Committee members sought for Puget Sound recreational fisheries enhancement group
Free festival celebrates Columbia River sturgeon
Most of Puget Sound closing to crabbing; summer catch reports due Oct. 1
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Photo of deformed elk hoof. WDFW seeks public's assistance to monitor hoof disease in elk
State wildlife managers are seeking help from hunters and the general public in monitoring the spread of hoof disease among elk in 10 counties in southwest Washington. Learn more >>
Bacterial Hoof Disease in Southwest Washington Elk
Frequently Asked Questions
Elk Hoof Disease Public Working Group

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 >>

Recreational Razor Clamming
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WDFW seeks public comment on razor clam season options
WDFW is accepting public comments on digging days, catch limits and other management options for the upcoming razor clam season.
How Recreational Razor Clam Seasons are Set

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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