Hunters may now purchase and submit applications for a 2016 spring black bear hunting permit, applicable to specific areas of western and eastern Washington.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is inviting public comment through Feb. 12 on 10 proposals to acquire land for fish and wildlife habitat and public recreation.
Preliminary tests indicate bacteria found in an abnormal hoof taken from an elk killed in a vehicle collision in Skagit County east of Sedro-Woolley may be the same strain found in diseased elk…..
State wildlife managers are reminding hunters that cougar-hunting seasons closed in several areas of the state at dusk on Dec. 31 after harvest guidelines for the animals were reached in those areas.
The Washington Department of Fish another Wildlife (WDFW) announced restricted season dates for a January brant goose hunt.
For Washingtonians, the start of the new year is a great time to hunt for waterfowl, fish for steelhead, and enjoy the annual spectacle of bald eagles, snow geese, elk, and other wildlife.
Biologists today released seven fishers into Washington’s south Cascades mountains, where the reclusive, cat-sized mammal hasn’t been seen for more than 70 years.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has re-established a hotline to report dead, sick or injured swans in three northwest Washington counties.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) will offer a two-part turkey clinic, with tips and techniques covering the entire process from turkey call to dinner bell.
There’s more than one way to put a turkey on your table for Thanksgiving.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is accepting letters of interest through Nov. 30 for membership on its Master Hunter Advisory Group (MHAG).
Responding to a petition from animal rights & environmental extremist groups, Governor Inslee directed the wild life commission to make the change…
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) will offer a hunter education class for women and girls Nov. 1 in Black Diamond.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) periodically reviews the protective status species in the state.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has lifted restrictions on most department-managed lands in eastern Washington, where cooler temperatures have reduced fire danger.
Washington hunters using modern firearms – or in areas open to hunting with modern firearms – are reminded to wear hunter orange clothing as specified by state law.
The Washington DFW is partnering with the Cowlitz Public Shooting Range to sponsor a free shooting event for youth in celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Day.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has confirmed an outbreak of bluetongue virus disease in white-tailed deer in the state’s drought-stricken eastern region.
The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission approved the land purchase of 9,123 acres in Douglas County to protect important shrub-steppe habitat for wildlife.
Wildlife biologists with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) have compiled information to help with hunting prospects across the state for the upcoming season.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) will close its Methow Wildlife Area to target shooting Aug. 15-Sept. 14 to reduce the risk of wildfire in extremely dry conditions…
Meanwhile, an estimated run of nearly 1 million chinook salmon – and hundreds of thousands of coho – is moving up the Columbia River, drawing anglers by the thousands.
The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission today voted to reject a petition by several environmental organizations to rescind a decision made earlier this year to increase harvest levels for cougars.
With a record number of ducks counted on the northern breeding grounds, the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission approved migratory waterfowl hunting seasons.
Hunters may need to consider alternative locations for their traditional hunts this year because of drought- and fire-related access restrictions on Washington’s public and private lands.
WDFW found a minimum of 68 gray wolves in Washington, up 30 percent from the previous year. The number of confirmed wolf packs also increased to 16 from 12 the year before…
While major hunting seasons are closed in summer, hunter education courses continue to run throughout the state.
Women can learn the basics of fishing, hunting and other outdoor skills at a September weekend workshop that includes sessions led by several Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) experts.
To reduce the risk of wildfire, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) will close the Wenas Wildlife Area to target shooting until Oct. 1.
Washington Hunter Education Instructor Steve Mills has been named the 2014 International Hunter Education Association (IHEA-USA) Volunteer Instructor of the Year.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has closed public access to the Fir Island Farms Reserve, where work has begun to restore 131 acres of tidal marsh in the Skagit River Delta.
Land managers for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) are restricting target shooting on the Wenas Wildlife Area.
Dedicated volunteers carried 35 pound backpacks with gallons of water and thousands of delicate trout fry miles up steep trails to stock mountain lakes year after year.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has extended the deadline through May 25 to register for a Hunter Education Jamboree.
The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted new big game hunting rules for the upcoming season and an interim policy for Willapa Bay salmon fisheries during a public meeting.
Prospective hunters who have completed Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) online hunter education coursework can complete field skills requirements at a “Hunter Education Jamboree” Jun
Gov. Jay Inslee has appointed fishing columnist Dave Graybill and retired public health physician Kim Thorburn to the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission.
Each year, approximately 14,000 students complete hunter education programs administered by WDFW.
The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission will take public comments on proposed changes to state hunting rules for deer, elk, upland birds, and other game species during a public meeting March 20-2
The first Karelian bear dog (KBD) used to help manage conflicts with bears and other potentially dangerous wildlife in Washington state is retiring after 12 years of service.