Line of fire burning through shrub vegetation Statewide shooting ban added to other fire-prevention strategies on WDFW lands
Campfires, smoking, and other activities are currently restricted on WDFW-managed lands in Eastern Washington as hot, dry weather has raised the threat of wildfires statewide.

Closeup photo of Gray Wolf looking intently at the camera. WDFW plans to take lethal action in response to depredation on cattle by Togo wolf pack
State wildlife managers plan to take lethal action to respond to livestock depredations by the Togo wolf pack on federal grazing lands in northern Ferry County.

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Killer whale (Orca) jumping out of the water.
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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

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WDFW plans to take lethal action in response to depredation on cattle by Togo wolf pack
Hood Canal shrimp fishery to open for two more days
Commission takes action on protective status of two species
WDFW restricts fires, other activities in eastern Washington wildlife areas
WDFW restricts fisheries on Columbia River and two tributaries to support steelhead run
Fish and Wildlife Commission approves budget and policy proposals
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