Photo of a razor clam limit on the beach with a clam shovel in the background. WDFW closes Kalaloch beach for razor clamming Jan. 19-21; Digs proceed at Twin Harbors, Mocrocks and Copalis
Due to the federal shutdown, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has rescinded three razor clam digs at Kalaloch beach that were set to occur Jan. 19-21.

Kelly Susewind seated at a desk, responding to questions during a webinar. WDFW identifies up to 2.75 million chinook fry to help replace fish lost at Minter Creek Hatchery
Up to 2.75 million fall chinook fry are headed to the Minter Creek Hatchery in Pierce County in an effort to replace salmon lost during a Dec. 14 power outage at the facility. Several tribal co-managers have already agreed to the transfer, as required by NOAA-Fisheries.
Statement by Director Susewind on Minter Creek Hatchery

Photo of two hunters wearing hunter orange with recently harvested deer. Rifle with scope in the foreground. Most popular hunting seasons of the year are underway
Several hunting seasons are underway throughout the state. Be sure to check the regulations pamphlet before heading out.

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Killer whale (Orca) jumping out of the water.
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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Wildlife Program reports summarize the current activities of our field and headquarters staff around the state.
WDFW closes Kalaloch beach for razor clamming Jan. 19-21; Digs proceed at Twin Harbors, Mocrocks and Copalis
Commission supports WDFW's attention to orcas' needs in crafting fishing seasons
Joint-State Columbia River Salmon Fishery Policy Review Committee
WDFW seeks public comments on proposed 2019-20 hunting seasons
Brant seasons restrict hunting in Skagit, but provide opportunities in other counties
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Want to see your artwork on the cover of WDFW's Road Access Entry booklet? Use our online form to submit your work -- created in oils, watercolor, charcoal, digital, or other mediums -- depicting big game in natural settings. Entries close March 15. Learn more >>

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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