DIRECTOR'S OFFICE
Photo of WDFW Director Kelly Susewind seated at his office desk. WDFW invites the public to attend open house events across state 
Kelly Susewind, WDFW director, wants to hear from people around the state who care about Washington's fish and wildlife. He has called six open house meetings at locations around Washington as a next step in this ongoing conversation. Learn more
WDFW invites the public to a 'digital open house' with the Director


FALL INTO FISHING
Photo of a father and daughter smiling and holding a trout.

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.

Fish Washington
Fishing 101
Trout Stocking Reports

HUNTING
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.

Hunting Regulations and Seasons
Hunting Regulations Interactive Map
Hunting Prospects

CONSERVATION
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
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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   LATEST NEWS
Fish Black Friday for big rainbow trout
Public workshops scheduled on Willapa Bay salmon management
Hotline available to report dead, sick, or injured swans
WDFW invites the public to a 'digital open house' with the Director
State seeks new advisory committee members for Teanaway Community Forest
WDFW will accept applications for ALEA volunteer grants
More news >>
 
"BLACK FRIDAY" FISHING OPPORTUNITIES!
Black Friday icon: Skip the Lines - Go Fishing! Fish Black Friday for big rainbow trout
WDFW is offering anglers opportunities for tight lines rather than long lines on the day after Thanksgiving. The "holiday specials" include thousands of large trout averaging 15 to 16 inches in length and weighing up to three pounds.
Learn more >>

WOLF MANAGEMENT
Closeup photo of Gray Wolf looking intently at the camera. WDFW director authorizes removing wolves from 2 packs preying on cattle 
The two wolf packs subject to lethal action are the Smackout pack in Stevens County and the Togo pack in Ferry County

Wolf Conservation and Management 2017 Annual Wolf Report

SHARE YOUR PHOTOS!
Share Your Photos! Share photos of your outdoors adventures with us! Use our online form to submit photos of hunting, fishing, wildlife watching, and outdoor recreation in Washington. Photos from the public may be featured on WDFW social media including Facebook and Instagram.
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MOBILE FISHING APP
Get the new Fish Washington regulations app
The free "Fish Washington" app, available on Google Play and Apple's App store, is designed to convey up-to-the-minute fishing regulations for every lake, river, stream and marine area in the state.

ABOUT WDFW
Photo of WDFW staff working in the field Wildlife Program Weekly Activity Reports
Wildlife Program reports summarize the current activities of our field and headquarters staff around the state.

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