RECREATIONAL RAZOR CLAMMING
Photo of a razor clam limit on the beach with a clam shovel in the background. WDFW plans first razor clam digs of 2018, starting New Year's Day
State shellfish managers have proposed the first round of razor clam digs in 2018, starting with the addition of New Year's Day on two beaches followed by a weeklong dig extending from late January into early February. Learn more >>

FALL INTO FISHING
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More than 100,000 trout stocked in Washington lakes
Anglers have plenty of places to enjoy great fishing through the holiday season.
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WILDLIFE HEALTH
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A devastating bat disease called White-nose Syndrome is now in Washington. Help us monitor our bat populations by reporting sick or dead bats, or groups of bats. Learn more >>

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WDFW investigates two suspected wolf poaching cases in northeast Washington
Westport crabber sentenced for stealing commercial pots
WDFW to test drone for wildlife research in northeast Washington moose study
Commercial crab fishing delayed again on Washington coast
Give the gift of outdoor adventure this holiday season
Public can comment on proposed simplified fishing rules, protective status of Columbian sharp-tailed grouse
WDFW hosts meeting about Scatter Creek Wildlife Area wildfire
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FISHING RULES SIMPLIFICATION
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State fishery managers have proposed simplified recreational fishing rules for Washington rivers, streams and lakes, and has received more than 1,500 comments.
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HUNTING PROSPECTS
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Wildlife biologists have compiled the best information available to help hunters have a successful hunting season.
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SHARE YOUR PHOTOS!
Share Your Photos! Share photos of your outdoors adventures with us! Use our online form to submit photos of hunting, fishing, wildlife watching, and outdoor recreation in Washington. Photos from the public may be featured on WDFW social media including Facebook and Instagram.
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