Photo of a small stream drying up due to drought conditions With much of the state experiencing an extreme drought, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is taking action to help minimize the effect of low water flows and high temperatures on fish and wildlife. Learn more >>
Drought prompts restrictions on suction dredging, other HPA activities
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Fire restrictions in place on WDFW lands
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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WDFW takes preventive actions to reduce conflicts with wolves
For the past year, wildlife biologists at the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife have been preparing for the summer grazing season when wolves are most likely to encounter livestock in eastern Washington. Learn more >>

Fish Washington icon: Trout leaping out of wather with mountains and sunrise in the backdrop. Trout fisheries are under way across the state at hundreds of lowland lakes that should continue to provide great fishing throughout the summer.
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Wildlife Program reports summarize the current activities of our field and headquarters staff around the state.
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Buoy 10 chinook fishery to close Friday after record catch rates
Anglers allowed two chinook salmon off Ilwaco beginning Saturday
Most of Puget Sound closes to crabbing Sept. 7; summer catch reports due Oct. 1
WDFW seeks nominations for Willapa Bay salmon advisory group
WDFW extends comment period on wild steelhead management zones in Puget Sound rivers
WDFW seeks comments on update to State Wildlife Plan
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Most of Puget Sound closes to crabbing Sept. 7; summer catch reports due Oct. 1
Most areas of Puget Sound will close to recreational crab fishing at sunset on Labor Day (Sept. 7), with summer catch reports due by midnight Oct. 1.
Marine toxins prompt expansion of crab-fishing closure on coast

Closeup photo of a snake with red, black and yellow/white bands. WDFW seeks comments on update to State Wildlife Plan
State wildlife managers are seeking public comments on updates to the State Wildlife Action Plan, which identifies 268 fish and wildlife species with the greatest conservation needs in Washington state. Learn more >>

6.8 million reasons to Fish Washington - Pinks salmon are back!
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.

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