RECREATIONAL RAZOR CLAMMING
Photo of a razor clam limit on the beach with a clam shovel in the background. Pre-holiday razor clam dig approved starting Nov. 20
Diggers will have plenty of opportunity to put razor clams on the Thanksgiving table during a week-long dig that begins Nov. 20. Learn more >>
How Recreational Razor Clam Seasons are Set
How to Dig Razor Clams
Try these delicious Razor Clam recipes
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FISH WASHINGTON
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HYDRAULIC PROJECT APPROVAL (HPA)
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Updated rules adopted for construction projects near water
The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission has adopted a comprehensive update to the state's Hydraulic Code rules, which regulate construction projects and other work in or near state waters to protect fish life.
HPA Rulemaking Website

AQUATIC INVASIVE SPECIES
Closeup photo of a New Zealand Mudsnail WDFW takes steps to help prevent the spread of New Zealand mudsnails at Ringold Hatchery
State fisheries managers are working to limit the spread of invasive New Zealand mudsnails recently found at the Ringold Hatchery, north of Richland.
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New Zealand Mudsnail Fact Sheet

SHARE YOUR PHOTOS!
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.

NEW! 2015 Big Game Pamphlet Cover Photo Contest!

 
   LATEST NEWS
Fish Black Friday for big rainbows stocked in six southwest Washington lakes
Comment period extended on proposed rules for Columbia River Basin sportfishing
WDFW seeks nominations for the Inland Fish Policy Advisory Group
WDFW works with upper Columbia River communities to highlight recreation opportunities in the Okanogan
Public invited to discuss Teanaway Community Forest management priorities at Dec. 4 open house
Steelhead planning on several rivers begins with public meeting, work group nominations
200,000 large rainbow trout stocked on Westside, more to come for WDFW's Black Friday opener
Members sought for Master Hunter Advisory Group
WDFW seeks nominations for steelhead and cutthroat policy advisory group
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FALL INTO FISHING
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WDFW to release torrent of trout; nearly four times more fish stocked this fall
With some 340,000 trout scheduled for stocking in western Washington lakes, area anglers should have an excellent chance at phenomenal fishing this fall and through the holiday season. Learn more >>

Additional WDFW trout releases to focus on lakes in seven western Washington counties
Fish Washington
Fishing 101
Trout Stocking Reports

FISHING SEASON SETTING
Photo of fishing regulation pamphlet covers. Deadline extended for public comment on proposed Columbia River Basin fishing rules
The public will have more time to review proposed changes to fishing rules for the Columbia River Basin under an extended comment period.
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Sportfishing Rule Changes for 2015-2016

WILDLIFE HEALTH
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.
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Bacterial Hoof Disease in Southwest Washington Elk
Frequently Asked Questions
Elk Hoof Disease Public Working Group

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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