Photo of a razor clam limit on the beach with a clam shovel in the background. WDFW approves four-day razor clam dig beginning Dec. 20; announces tentative digs through February
The next round of evening razor-clam digs is set to begin Thursday, Dec. 20, just in time to take home some clams for the winter holidays.

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Director Kelly Susewind discusses the agency's long-term plans to conserve fish and wildlife and promote outdoor recreation throughout the state. Watch video >>

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WDFW to stock more than 147,000 trout in Washington lakes
With thousands of rainbow trout destined for Washington lakes before November, anglers should have plenty of places to enjoy great fishing this fall and through the holiday season.

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Several hunting seasons are underway throughout the state. Be sure to check the regulations pamphlet before heading out.

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Photo by Ken Rea
Boaters asked to observe 'no-go' zone along western San Juan Island to protect orcas
State fish and wildlife managers are asking anglers and other boaters to avoid an area along the west side of San Juan Island in an effort to protect a dwindling population of southern resident killer whales.
Killer Whale (Orca) Conservation and Management Website

Fish Washington icon: Trout leaping out of wather with mountains and sunrise in the backdrop. Trout fisheries remain open at hundreds of lowland lakes across the state, including many waters that are open year round. Learn more >>

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WDFW approves four-day razor clam dig beginning Dec. 20; announces tentative digs through February
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Commission to hear public input on Columbia River salmon, sturgeon policies
WDFW seeks nominations for Grays Harbor salmon advisory group
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Captures for predator-prey study resume in northeast Washington
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Closeup photo of Gray Wolf looking intently at the camera. Kelly Susewind on wolf conservation and management
Kelly Susewind, WDFW director, talks about the agency's approach to wolf conservation and management in a recent short video.

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