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

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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.

From Feb. 2 through March 19, WDFW will accept written public comments on proposed rule changes to hunting regulations for the upcoming hunting season.

We are seeking updated information for 14 wildlife species as part of a periodic review of species that are state-listed as endangered, threatened, or sensitive.

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. 

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