WDFW COVID-19 response and updates

Closures and restrictions

Last updated: Jan. 18, 2022

WDFW Offices, Hatcheries, & Outreach

  • WDFW offices: Regional offices and the Olympia headquarters office remain closed to the public until further notice. Staff will not be available for walk-in services but are still on the clock, and available by telephone. If you need to pick up an item, they may still be available to assist you. For phone and email contact information, visit the Contact Us webpage.
  • Hatcheries: WDFW fish hatcheries are closed to the public.
  • Outreach: We are looking forward to attending and hosting in-person events again in the future. Please watch our web calendar for ways to connect with us.  

Fishing & Shellfishing


  • Changes to animal sealing: When you harvest a bighorn sheep, black bear, bobcat, cougar, mountain goat, river otter, any other animal that requires sealing or pinning this season, you must schedule an inspection through a regional office or Olympia headquarters. In addition to scheduling your inspection, we ask that you practice physical distancing and wear a face covering to your inspection appointment.

  • Hunter Education and Master Hunter Permit Program: WDFW is offering in-person hunter education classes, and also has an online course option. Visit the hunter education webpage for details.