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WDFW is offering anglers opportunities for tight lines rather than long lines on the day after Thanksgiving. The "holiday specials" include thousands of large trout averaging 15 to 16 inches in length and weighing up to three pounds. Find a lake near you! Learn more >>

News Release: Fish Black Friday for big rainbow trout

Photo of of a Lynx in snow staring intently at the camera. WDFW seeks comments on draft status reviews for woodland caribou, pond turtles and sandhill cranes
The public can comment through Dec. 23 on the listing recommendations and periodic status reports for woodland caribou, western pond turtles and sandhill cranes. Learn more >>
WDFW seeks comments on draft status reviews for 3 species of sea turtles

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Hunting seasons are under way
Wildlife biologists have compiled the best information available to help hunters have a successful hunting season.
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Most popular hunting seasons of the year opened Oct. 15

Photo of deformed hoof WDFW seeks reports of elk with hoof disease in Cascades
State wildlife managers are asking hunters, anglers, campers and others planning to spend time in the Cascade Mountains this fall to report any elk they encounter and pay close attention to see if any walk with a limp. Learn more >>

Photo of several bats hanging from cave wall with White Nose Syndrome White-nose Syndrome in Bats
A devastating bat disease called White-nose Syndrome is now in Washington. Help us monitor our bat populations by reporting sick or dead bats, or groups of bats. Learn more >>

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Wildlife Program reports summarize the current activities of our field and headquarters staff around the state.
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WDFW seeks comments on draft status reviews for 3 species of sea turtles
WDFW seeks members for Master Hunter Advisory Group
Commission approves land purchases for habitat, outdoor recreation
Commission to discuss proposed sportfishing rules, protective status of 5 wildlife species
Marine Area 10 winter crab fishery to close early; Areas 11, 13 remain closed for the season
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Photo of a razor clam limit on the beach with a clam shovel in the background. WDFW approves razor clam opening on 3 ocean beaches
Fishery managers have approved three days of razor clam digging beginning Nov. 17 at Twin Harbors, Copalis and Mocrocks. Learn more >>

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WDFW suspends lethal action against Profanity Peak wolf pack
WDFW has suspended its pursuit of the remaining members of a wolf pack that preyed on cattle throughout the summer in northeast Washington. Learn more >>

Latest Wolf Advisory Group Update
2015 Annual Survey of Wolves in Washington 
Washington Gray Wolf Conservation and Management 2015 Annual Report
Frequently Asked Questions About Wolves in Washington

Photo of the Puget Sound with Mt. Rainier in the background. Washington’s Wild Future
State fish and wildlife leaders are asking people to share their views on WDFW's revenue priorities, including proposals on conservation efforts, license fee changes and improvements to hunting and fishing in Washington. Learn more >>

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