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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.
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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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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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WDFW tentatively schedules razor clam digs through Dec. 31
Commission to discuss proposed sportfishing rules, 2015-2021 Game Management Plan
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Salmon fishing to close early off Westport and Ilwaco
Sept. 27 hunting and fishing day event concludes summer-long celebration of state’s first wildlife area
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Fish and Wildlife Roundtable scheduled Oct. 1 in Brewster
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WDFW tentatively schedules razor clam digs through Dec. 31
The first razor clam dig of the season is tentatively scheduled next month with additional digs planned through New Year's Eve.
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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
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Elk Hoof Disease Public Working Group

Closeup of a Tufted Puffin - photo by Steven Pavlov
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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

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