Fish Washington icon. 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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Photo of a razor clam limit on the beach with a clam shovel in the background. Two-day razor clam dig cleared to get under way May 2
Clam diggers today got a green light to proceed with a two-day razor clam dig starting May 2 at three ocean beaches.
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Washington state is blessed with diverse landscapes, great camping, and excellent fishing opportunities. Whether you're planning a trip now or in the future, the trout, salmon, steelhead, bass, walleye and tuna will be waiting for you, along with many other attractions and accommodations that make for unforgettable vacations. Learn more >>

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.


WDFW expands recreational shrimp fishery in Marine Area 7 West
Deadline to apply for special hunt permits is May 20
Washington's salmon fisheries set for 2015
Commission adopts new hunting rules, lists tufted puffins as state endangered species
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Deadline to apply for special hunt permits is May 20
Hunters have through May 20 to apply for special hunting permits for fall deer, elk, mountain goat, moose, bighorn sheep, and turkey seasons in Washington state.
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Recreational Shrimp Fishing Recreational shrimp fishery opens May 2 in Puget Sound
Recreational spot shrimp fishing will open May 2 in Puget Sound under seasons announced today by WDFW. Learn more >>
Recreational shrimp fishery expanded in Marine Area 7 West

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Washington's salmon fisheries set for 2015
State and tribal co-managers have agreed on a package of salmon fisheries that meets conservation goals for wild salmon populations and provides fishing opportunities on healthy stocks. Learn more >>

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Wildlife Program reports summarize the current activities of our field and headquarters staff around the state.
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