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

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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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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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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
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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.
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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

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