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Wildlife Program Weekly Activity Reports
These weekly Wildlife Program reports summarize the current activities of our field and headquarters staff, arranged by our four goals, five divisions, and six regions including Wildlife Areas within those regions:
Conserve and protect native fish and wildlife.
Provide sustainable fishing, hunting and other wildlife-related recreational and commercial experiences.
Promote a healthy economy, protect community character, maintain an overall high quality of life, and deliver high-quality customer service.
Build an effective and efficient organization by supporting our workforce, improving business processes, and investing in technology.
* Reported activities will not necessarily reflect every goal, division or region each week.
Our wildlife biologists recently worked with UW researchers to capture and ear-tag the first litter of cougar kittens in the Methow Study Area as part of our collaborative Predator-Prey Research Project. This marked four-week-old kitten and its litter mates will help the crew track status in future remote camera photos.
Recent Wildlife Videos
Cougar with Kittens A WDFW remote camera caught this video of a mother cougar with her kittens on a deer kill.
Bear Head Rub A WDFW remote camera captured this black bear as it attacked a tree in an effort to get a good head rub.
WDFW remote cameras caught this wolverine rolling in the snow during the winter's multi-carnivore surveys. WDFW biologists continue to test methodologies for surveying multiple carnivore species, particularly wolverine and lynx.
Canada Lynx A WDFW remote camera captured this Canada lynx in the Goat Mountain area displaying typical cat rubbing behavior.