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A WDFW marksman shot and killed a juvenile member of a wolf pack occupying the Old Profanity Territory (OPT) that has repeatedly preyed on cattle in the Kettle River Range of Ferry County. WDFW also confirmed that wolves killed another cow in that area. Read more

Wolf Conservation and Management 2017 Annual Wolf Report

Photo of a chinook salmon swiming in shallow water with its top half out of the water. WDFW statement on Columbia River fishery closure
The top WDFW Fishery Program manager explains why Washington and Oregon had to close salmon fishing on most of the Columbia River for the rest of the season.

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

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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.
Agreement to boost salmon returning to Pacific Northwest waters
WDFW plans controlled burns on wildlife areas in Eastern Washington
Statewide shooting ban to be lifted on WDFW lands
Most of the Columbia River closing to salmon and steelhead fishing
Agencies plan to start translocating mountain goats from the Olympics
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Photo of a razor clam limit on the beach with a clam shovel in the background. WDFW schedules tentative razor clam digs through December
WDFW has announced a tentative schedule for the fall razor clam season set to begin in early October. Final approval of all scheduled openings will depend on results of marine toxin tests.

Recreational Crab Fishing Most of Puget Sound closed to crabbing; summer catch reports due Oct. 1
All sport fishers licensed to fish for Dungeness crab anywhere in Puget Sound have through Oct. 1 to submit summer catch reports
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