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:
  1. Conserve and protect native fish and wildlife.
  2. Provide sustainable fishing, hunting and other wildlife-related recreational and commercial experiences.
  3. Promote a healthy economy, protect community character, maintain an overall high quality of life, and deliver high-quality customer service.
  4. 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.

  1. Game
  2. Lands
  3. Science
  4. Wildlife Diversity
  1. Eastern
  2. North-central
  3. South-central
  4. North Puget Sound
  5. Southwest
  6. Coastal





See archive for earlier reports


Photo: Hunters with dogs on opening day of pheasant hunting
Busy pheasant opening day!

Pheasant Opener: Snoqualmie Wildlife Area Manager Brian Boehm reports all four pheasant release sites are busy as ever this season. At Ebey, an anticipated increase in Skagit area hunters proved true as over 75 vehicles were counted at the 8:00 a.m. opener. This was double the normal volume with approximately 60 percent of hunters from the Skagit area. This past weekend, volumes were reduced noticeably but all units were still busy. Manager Boehm greeted hunters, reminded them of rules and regulations and answered questions about the plant schedule and information on Skagit’s loss of another pheasant unit. Men, women and kids are all taking part in this year’s season.

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.


Rolling Wolverine

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.