Website maintenance
Portions of the WDFW website may be unavailable on Saturday, Feb. 23 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
RECREATIONAL RAZOR CLAMMING
Photo of a razor clam limit on the beach with a clam shovel in the background. WDFW tentatively plans 12 days of digging for razor clams starting March 16
State shellfish managers have tentatively scheduled razor clam digs on ocean beaches for 12 days starting Mar. 16 and extending into late April.

LAND ACQUISITIONS
Image of Washington state map with dots representing land acquisition projects

This web page describes WDFW's proposals for new land acquisition during 2019 and provides a virtual tour of nine proposals. These projects were developed by WDFW staff and approved by the department's executive management team to conserve important fish and wildlife habitats. Learn more >>


AQUATIC INVASIVE SPECIES PREVENTION PERMITS
Photo showing WDFW personnel inspecting a boat for invasive species. WDFW requires operators of certain aircraft and watercraft, as well as commercial transporters of specified vessel types, to purchase $24 permits to help the department's efforts in preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS) Learn more >>
Purchase an AIS Prevention Permit online

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 >>

How-To Fishing Videos
Fishing Seasons & Rules
Great Washington Getaways
Trout Stocking Reports

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.
 
   LATEST NEWS
WDFW seeks comment on recommendations for endangered butterfly species, tufted puffin
Projections of low spring chinook returns constrain Columbia River fishing seasons
Spring black bear special hunt applications due Feb. 28
WDFW invites public participation in 2019 salmon season-setting process
Commission approves land transactions, makes changes to rules for wildlife rehabilitators
WDFW invites public comments on 9 land conservation projects
More news >>
 
ROAD ACCESS ENTRY BOOKLET COVER CONTEST
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 >>

WOLF MANAGEMENT
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.

Latest Gray Wolf updates
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.

Access Washington - Official State Government Website

  FISHING RULE UPDATES

 
   ONLINE HARVEST REPORTING
Report your hunting and crabbing results
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Purchase a hunting or fishing license
Check special permit drawing results
Purchase or submit special hunt applications
Report lost or stolen shellfishing gear
Volunteer for WDFW
Report Wildlife Observations
Apply for a Hydraulic Project Approval (HPA)
Donate to WDFW's Youth Outdoors Initiative
Join the WDFW Mailing Lists
The Weekender Report The Weekender Report
The latest in fish and wildlife recreational opportunities across Washington State.
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Razor Clam Season Openings
Fishing Seasons and Regulations
Hunting Seasons and Regulations
License Types and Fees
Hunter Education
Wildlife Areas
Water Access Sites
Project and Planning Assistance
Regional Offices
WDFW Publications
WDFW Rules Information Center
Public Records Disclosure
Click here to Report a Poacher/Violation
   FEATURES
Wildlife Program Weekly Activity Reports
Public Clam & Oyster Beaches
Species and Ecosystem Science
ADA Access
ADA Access
Hunting, Fishing, and Wildlife Viewing for persons with a disability.
 
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