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:
Goals
  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.

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

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See also: SW Washington (Region 5) Wildlife Program Weekly Report Archive - 2006-2011

 

X-ray of bald eagle with fractured humerus.
X-ray of injured bald eagle looking from the underside of the eagle. Note the fracture in the humerus on the right side of the image Image provided by Blue Mountain Wildlife

Injured Wildlife: Biologists O. Duvuvuei and S. Dougherty responded to a report of an injured bald eagle in Moses Lake. Duvuvuei and Dougherty were able to capture the eagle and transport it to Blue Mountain Wildlife, a rehabber from the Tri-cities. The rehabbers were able to determine that the eagle had a fractured humerus. After some rest and care, the eagle is expected to make a full recovery.

Recent Wildlife Videos
The Critter Gitter
The "Critter Gitter" noise device may prove to be more useful for deer than first thought. The trail video camera captured a deer running away after being spooked by the alarm. The trail video was moved to another location where deer are more prevalent to get a better baseline of the effectiveness of the noise device.

Rubber Boa Eating Mouse

Rubber boas are often notoriously difficult to feed in captivity, but the current temporary captive has readily consumed baby mice now on three occasions and is shaping up to be a good ambassador.

How to Scratch an Itch

WDFW cameras picked up this bear who found a creative way to get rid of an itch.

Logan with Attitude

WDFW and U.S. Forest Service staff captured Logan to replace his collar and assess some previous injuries. Just like the X-Men comic book character, this wolverine healed so well they had trouble finding the wound. He is in great shape. Logan is also every bit as feisty as his legendary father Rocky.