Members of the Washington National Guard and the Washington State Guard who meet state residency and other requirements can qualify for free hunting licenses under a new law that took effect this…..
Starting June 1 2016, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife will restrict target-shooting hours in the Wenas Wildlife Area southwest of Ellensburg to help reduce the risk of wildfires.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is accepting letters of interest through June 17 for membership on its Waterfowl Advisory Group.
Senators Mike Crapo (ID) and Sheldon Whitehouse (RI) and Congressmen Don Young (AK), Frank LoBiondo (NJ), Mike Thompson (CA), and Ron Kind (WI) were joined by 188 of their fellow Members…..
They look like weasels, prey on porcupines, and vanished from Washington state’s forest lands more than 70 years ago.
The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted restrictions on the use of bait to hunt deer and elk, but made few significant changes in state hunting seasons at a public meeting April 8-9…..
White-nose syndrome (WNS) has been confirmed in a little brown bat (Myotis lucifugus) found near North Bend – the first recorded occurrence of this devastating bat disease in western North America.
Washington state’s wolf population continued to grow last year and added at least four new packs, according to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s (WDFW) annual survey.
With a new season of outdoor adventures about to begin, Washingtonians might want to consider purchasing 2016-17 fishing and hunting licenses before current licenses expire at midnight March 31.
The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission voted to keep greater sage-grouse and western gray squirrels on the state’s threatened species list and snowy plovers and northern spotted…..
Deer and elk hunters have until March 31 to enter their names into the drawing for a 2016 multiple-season tag, which can greatly increase the opportunity for success in the field.
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.