Southwest - Region 5
John Long

Regional Director

2108 Grand Boulevard
Vancouver, WA 98661

Office Hours: Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
excluding legal holidays

Telephone (360) 696-6211
Fax (360) 906-6776

Click here
for Directions



Region 5 HeadquartersThis region offers many splendid resources including a large elk population, many fine steelhead streams and one of the only wild fall Chinook salmon runs in the state.

This southwest corner contains the state's only active volcano, Mount Saint Helens. Also located here are the only active sandhill crane nests and the last western pond turtles in the state. Other varied habitats in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area support a unique grouping of rare and potentially endangered species, such as western gray squirrel, peregrine falcon, pileated woodpecker and steelhead trout.

License sales
Licenses can easily be purchased over the Internet, or in person at one of over 500 license dealers statewide. For a list of dealers located closest to you, click here.

Our customer service staff will be happy to help you with information about the area's watchable wildlife and other fish and wildlife opportunities in the area. Hunting and fishing regulation pamphlets and other fish and wildlife information is available at the office free of charge.

To drive to this office:

From I-5 southbound take exit 1D. Turn left, go eastbound over the freeway on Fourth Plain Blvd. Turn right on Grand Avenue. Watch for the department sign across from Walmart. Turn right into the parking lot.

From I-5 northbound take exit 1D. Turn right, go eastbound on fourth Plain Blvd. Turn right on Grand Avenue. Watch for the department sign across from Walmart. Turn right into the parking lot.

Wildlife Areas
Water Access Sites
Authorized Licensed Sales Locations
Wildlife Program Weekly Activity Reports
Employment Opportunities
The Weekender Report The Weekender Report
The latest in fish and wildlife recreational opportunities across Washington State.
Southwest Region Weekender Report
Report Elk Hoof Rot/Deformation Sightings
Region 5 Fishing Hotline
Region 5 Fishing Reports
Buoy 10 Fishing Reports
Columbia River Compact Action Notices and Fact Sheets
Vehicle Use Permit
Vehicle Use Permit
Buy Access to WDFW Areas
Field Trial Permit Application
Applications for field trials are submitted to regional offices in the region that the intended field trial is located at least 30 days prior to the anticipated date of the field trial.
Wildlife Area Management Plans