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

A herd of elk crossing a river in the forest
Puget Sound winter crab fishing
Razor clam digging at sunset
Baker River sockeye in holding ponds
A hunter standing on a gravel road in the forest holding binoculars on a frosty morning
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No quagga or zebra mussels were detected in Washington waters this year. In response to the Idaho detection, WDFW is redirecting Aquatic Invasive Species staff to the Snake River.

WDFW is offering an exclusive special permit draw opportunity to Western Washington general season and most special permit hunters who submit elk harvest samples.

WDFW and tribal co-managers are estimating a total return of more than 65,000 Baker sockeye. 

This month, we received notice that the National Park Service and U.S.

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