Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife - Fishing, hunting, recreation

elk in the fog
A bald eagle takes flight in the Skagit River Valley.
Group of elk in a field with snow
Razor clam limit
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WDFW Director Kelly Susewind addresses a state Supreme Court ruling surrounding WDFW's 2020 issuance of a permit to allow farming of native, all-female, sterile steelhead trout in Puget Sound.

With a variety of resident game bird hunting seasons underway in Washington, WDFW has gathered some top tips on each species to help hunters on both sides of the state bag their limits.

Hunters who bought tags for black bear, deer, elk, or turkey must submit their reports on their hunting activities by Jan. 31, 2022 for each 2021 license, permit, or tag. Hunters who report harvest by Jan. 10 will be entered into a drawing for a special incentive permit. 

WDFW has re-established a hotline to report sick, injured, or dead swans in western Washington counties as part of its ongoing effort to assess the impact of lead poisoning on trumpeter and tundra swans.

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