Photo of a razor clam limit on the beach with a clam shovel in the background. WDFW approves month-long razor clam dig at Long Beach
Razor clam diggers can look forward to more than a month of razor clam digging opportunities at Long Beach on the Washington coast. Learn more >>
WDFW plans to add two-day razor clam dig at Copalis

Photo of the Puget Sound with Mt. Rainier in the background. Washington’s Wild Future
State fish and wildlife leaders are asking people to share their views on the priorities that should drive the WDFW over the next several years. The department just issued its first report on what we’ve heard to date and will continue to seek public input in 2016.
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February 4 meeting at Willapa Harbor Community Center

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WDFW seeks comments on draft status reviews for killer whales and streaked horned larks
State wildlife managers are seeking public input on their recommendations to keep killer whales and streaked horned larks on Washington’s endangered species list.

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Wolves are returning to Washington. Learn about wolf conservation, management, natural history, Washington wolf packs, and how to report sightings. Learn more >>

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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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.


Comment period extended on gene bank options for wild Columbia River steelhead
States set seasons for spring chinook, sturgeon, smelt in Columbia River Basin
WDFW seeks comments on 10 land acquisition proposals
Public survey available on Puget Sound recreational fisheries enhancement program
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Image of Washington state map with dots representing land acquisition projects WDFW is inviting public comment through Feb. 12 on 10 proposals to acquire land for fish and wildlife habitat and public recreation.
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Recreational Crab Fishing Sport crabbing season to remain open in Hood Canal, part of Admiralty Inlet
State shellfish managers are extending the sport crabbing season in Hood Canal (Marine Area 12) and a portion of Admiralty Inlet (Marine Area 9) until Feb. 28. All other Puget Sound marine areas will close at 5 p.m. on Dec. 31, as scheduled. Learn more >>
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Dungeness Crab Catch Record Card Information

Illustration of the Steelhead vehicle license plate showing a steelhead swimming under water. WDFW seeks support for steelhead license plate
A special license plate featuring a steelhead – the official state fish of Washington – could be an option for vehicle owners if a proposal for the new plate is approved by the state Legislature. Learn more >>
Sign the petition supporting the steelhead license plate

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