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.
Due to unseasonably warm weather, bears are on the move early this year, prompting state wildlife managers to remind the public about ways to avoid conflicts with black bears.
Washington state’s wolf population grew by more than 30 percent and formed four new packs last year, according to an annual survey conducted by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW).
Nine members have been added to the committee that advises the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) on wolf recovery and management.
Deer and elk hunters have until March 31 to enter their name in a drawing for a 2015 multiple-season permit, which can greatly increase their opportunities for success in the field.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is taking public input on a status review of the brown pelican that recommends removing the bird from the state endangered species list.
A wolf that had become habituated to humans, and could cause problems if left in the wild, was captured yesterday (Feb. 11) by state wildlife officials in northeast Washington.
The six-episode series premieres Sunday, Jan. 18, at 8 p.m. on Animal Planet.
State wildlife managers are seeking public comment on the protective status for tufted puffins and Steller sea lions.
Dr. Jim Unsworth, deputy director of the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, was chosen today as the new head of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW).
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) today canceled a scheduled January brant goose hunting season.
Cougar hunting seasons will close in several areas of the state at dusk on Jan. 2 2015. That harvest guidelines for the animals have been reached in washington areas.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has extended the deadline to apply for membership on the department’s Master Hunter Advisory Group (MHAG) through Jan. 9…
Washington state wildlife officials are temporarily feeding deer to protect orchards in the Pateros area but say widespread feeding of Okanogan County mule deer is not needed at this moment.
WDFW has lifted restrictions on most department-managed lands in eastern Washington, where cooler temperatures and fall rains have reduced fire danger.
The threat to one rancher’s flock has passed, but other ranchers of livestock need to be aware of the pack’s presence and are taking necessary precautions as wolves will keep up the attacks…
The WDFW is excited to announce it has partnered with Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Cowiche Canyon Conservancy, and Washington Department of Ecology to secure 2,893 acres of wildlife habitat.
Fall is in the air, and hunters are heading out for the first major hunting seasons of the year, Other seasons set to open this month include archery hunts for elk, and more.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife will hold a public workshop Sept. 16 to discuss the development of a new management plan for the Klickitat Wildlife Area.
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife adopts new tactics to stop wolves from preying on flock of sheep…
In order to reduce the risk of wildfires, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) will again restrict target shooting on the Wenas Wildlife Area near Yakima and Ellensburg.
The 75th anniversary of the state’s first wildlife area will be celebrated Saturday, June 7, kicking off a summer-long series of public events.