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

FISHING
Lowland Lakes Fishing Season Opens April 28th Lowland lakes fishing season is open
Several hundred lowland lakes – stocked with millions of fish – now open for a six-month season.

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RECREATIONAL SHRIMP FISHING
Recreational Shrimp Fishing Recreational shrimp fishing seasons are underway
Recreational shrimp fishing opened May 5 in Puget Sound. Fishers are limited to 80 shrimp a day (if open) during the month of May

NORTH OF FALCON
Picture of two chinook salmon with mouths agape Washington's salmon fishing seasons set for 2018
With low returns of chinook and coho salmon expected back to numerous rivers in Washington, state and tribal co-managers agreed on a fishing season that meets conservation goals for wild fish while providing fishing opportunities on healthy salmon runs. Learn more >>

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.

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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   LATEST NEWS
Spring chinook fishery will reopen above and below Bonneville Dam
WDFW denies permit for company to place 800,000 Atlantic salmon into Puget Sound net pens
Emergency permits available to protect property threatened by high water in eastern Washington
WDFW invites public comments on conservation of river and stream banks
WDFW's 2018 'Citizen Awards' honor commitments to science, partnership and education
Public invited to discuss Sunnyside-Snake River Wildlife Area management plan May 31 in Prosser
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LIVING WITH WILDLIFE
Closeup of a cougar in a tree Living with Wildlife: Cougars 

Do's and Don'ts in Cougar Country

MOBILE FISHING APP
WDFW launches 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.

WILDLIFE HEALTH
Photo of several bats hanging from cave wall with White Nose Syndrome White-nose Syndrome in Bats
A devastating bat disease called White-nose Syndrome is now in Washington. Help us monitor our bat populations by reporting sick or dead bats, or groups of bats.

WOLF MANAGEMENT
Closeup photo of Gray Wolf looking intently at the camera. Washington's wolf population increases for 9th straight year
Annual survey documents 122 wolves, 22 packs, and 14 successful breeding pairs during the winter of 2017.

Wolf Conservation and Management 2017 Annual Wolf Report

Access Washington - Official State Government Website
2018 Trout Fishing Derby

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