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Public can comment on updates to rules for projects in and around state waters
WDFW is seeking public comments on proposed updates to state Hydraulic Code rules, which regulate construction and other work in or near state waters to protect fish life.

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SR 530 Mudslide: Implications for Fish
Biologists watching fish runs after deadly slide

Photo of regulation pamphlet cover. Public can propose changes to Columbia River Basin fisheries
People with ideas about how to improve state sportfishing rules in the Columbia River Basin can submit their proposals to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) through May 30.
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Sportfishing Rule Changes for 2015-2016
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WDFW is seeking updated information on western gray squirrels as the agency reviews the species' threatened status in Washington. 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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Okanogan County limited-entry deer hunt applications due Aug. 13
Public can comment on updates to rules for projects in and around state waters
WDFW extends shoreline restrictions near Wanapum Dam through Oct. 31
Fishing seasons extended for chinook, sockeye, sturgeon on Columbia River
WDFW to survey elk with hoof disease, euthanize those with severe symptoms
WDFW accepting proposals for 2015-17 hunting seasons
Commission curtails smelt fishing to protect species in Puget Sound
Board to meet to prioritize removal of fish barriers
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WDFW restricts fires on eastern Washington lands, urges caution with the arrival of hot, dry weather
The arrival of hot, dry summer weather has forced the WDFW to restrict fires and other activities on its eastern Washington lands to reduce the risk of a repeat of last year's costly fire season.

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WDFW is now accepting proposals for changes in state hunting rules during the 2015-17 seasons. Hunters and other members of the public can post their proposals on WDFW’s website . Learn more >>

2014 Road Access Entry Program
2014 Road Access Entry Drawing Opens
Hunters with mobility disabilities have through July 31st to apply for the Road Access Entry Drawing administered by the department’s ADA Access Program.
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Share Your Photos!

Washingtonians have a new way to share their outdoor adventures with others who enjoy hunting, fishing and observing the natural world. WDFW is now accepting photos for a new online gallery of images submitted by people enjoying the great outdoors.

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