FISH & WILDLIFE COMMISSION
Commission to discuss proposed sportfishing rules, 2015-2021 Game Management Plan
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The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission will receive briefings on proposed changes to sportfishing rules in the Columbia River Basin and the development of the 2015-2021 statewide Game Management Plan during its meeting Sept. 26-27 in Pasco.
Sportfishing Rule Changes for 2015-2016
2015-2021 Game Management Plan Development Process

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HUNTING SEASON SETTING PROCESS
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WDFW seeks comments, schedules meetings on 2015-17 hunting season proposals
WDFW is seeking comments on proposed alternatives for 2015-17 hunting seasons, and has scheduled several meetings this month to discuss the proposals with the public.
2015-2017 Hunting Season Setting Process
View & Comment on Proposed Hunting Regulation Issues and Alternatives

FISHING SEASON SETTING PROCESS
Photo of fishing regulation pamphlet covers. WDFW seeks comments, schedules meetings on proposed Columbia River Basin fishing rules
State fisheries managers are seeking public comments on proposed sportfishing rules they're recommending for the Columbia River Basin.
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Sportfishing Rule Changes for 2015-2016
Rules Information Center

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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.


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Wildlife Program reports summarize the current activities of our field and headquarters staff around the state.
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Free festival celebrates Columbia River sturgeon
WDFW seeks public comment on razor clam season options
Committee members sought for Puget Sound recreational fisheries enhancement group
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WILDLIFE HEALTH
Photo of deformed elk hoof. WDFW seeks public's assistance to monitor hoof disease in elk
State wildlife managers are seeking help from hunters and the general public in monitoring the spread of hoof disease among elk in 10 counties in southwest Washington. Learn more >>
Bacterial Hoof Disease in Southwest Washington Elk
Frequently Asked Questions
Elk Hoof Disease Public Working Group

SPECIES OF CONCERN
Closeup of a Tufted Puffin - photo by Steven Pavlov
Photo by Steven Pavlov
WDFW seeks comments on protective status for tufted puffins and Steller sea lions
The department is recommending listing tufted puffins on the state's endangered species list and removing Steller sea lions from the state's threatened species list. Learn more >>
WDFW to review status of western gray squirrel, seeks public comment
WDFW begins status reviews, seeks information on 15 wildlife species

AQUATIC INVASIVE SPECIES
Closeup photo of a New Zealand Mudsnail WDFW takes steps to help prevent the spread of New Zealand mudsnails at Ringold Hatchery
State fisheries managers are working to limit the spread of invasive New Zealand mudsnails recently found at the Ringold Hatchery, north of Richland.
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New Zealand Mudsnail Fact Sheet

RECREATIONAL RAZOR CLAMMING
Recreational Razor Clamming
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WDFW seeks public comment on razor clam season options
WDFW is accepting public comments on digging days, catch limits and other management options for the upcoming razor clam season.
How Recreational Razor Clam Seasons are Set

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