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Orientation meetings for Master Hunter applicants offered in Yakima, Spokane and Olympia

OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) and its Master Hunter Advisory Group are offering orientation classes in February for those interested in enrolling in the 2009 Master Hunter program. The orientation meetings will focus on the Master Hunter program application process, requirements for certification and the…


Fishing for Hatchery Steelhead on the upper Columbia River Begins Nov. 6

OLYMPIA – A hatchery steelhead fishery opens Nov. 6 on the upper Columbia River from Rocky Beach Dam upstream to 400 feet below Wells Dam, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) announced today. Anglers will have a daily limit of two adipose-fin-clipped hatchery steelhead, which must measure at…


Halibut Fishing To Reopen June 28 For One Day Off La Push and Neah Bay

OLYMPIA — The recreational halibut fishery off the north coast of Washington will reopen for another offshore day to allow anglers to harvest the June portion of the quota, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) announced today. The fishery in marine areas 3 and 4 (La Push and…


Apply Now For Shooting-Range Advisory Committee

OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is now accepting applications for membership on its Shooting Range Public Advisory Committee, which evaluates shooting range grant applications for the department. Applications are available from WDFW at 360-902-8408 and must be completed and returned by June 2. Since 2002,…


Public Input Sought on Environmental Impact Statement For Game Management Plan

OLYMPIA — The public has until May 30 to comment on a draft supplemental environmental impact statement (SEIS) recently issued for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s (WDFW) six-year game management plan. The draft SEIS includes updates to the current plan, developed in 2003 to guide WDFW’s management of…


Low Numbers of Returning Wild Chinook Lead to Chehalis River Closure

OLYMPIA – The sport fishery for spring chinook salmon on the Chehalis River will not open as scheduled April 16 due to low numbers of returning fish, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) announced today. After analyzing the preseason forecast, fishery managers identified the need to close the…


WDFW stocking trout in Sprague Lake

OLYMPIA – Anglers have an opportunity to catch fish once again at Sprague Lake, where the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is stocking trout for the next several weeks. The trout plantings are necessary after the 1,840-acre lake, which is alongside Interstate 90 in eastern Washington’s Adams and…