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Chinook Seasons Get Under Way Aug. 1 With New Options for Columbia River Anglers

OLYMPIA – Columbia River anglers will be able to catch chinook salmon throughout August during this year’s “Buoy 10” fishery, but will be required to release any chinook they intercept upriver to Bonneville Dam until Sept. 1. Also, for the first time, mark-selective fishing rules will be in effect for…


WDFW Iisues Safety Reminders Following Cougar Sightings in Olympia

OLYMPIA—Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) officers are issuing safety advice while they continue to look for a cougar reported in several west Olympia locations over the past few weeks. Previous attempts to track the animal with hounds have been unsuccessful and have been discontinued because of the dogs’…


Commission Hears Comments on Proposed Changes to Cougar Hunting Regulations in Washington

OLYMPIA – The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission took public comment on proposed changes to cougar hunting regulations at a meeting Friday (July 18) conducted via videoconference in Olympia and Spokane. The commission, which sets policy for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), is scheduled to take action…


WDFW Invites Hunters, Others To Help Develop Hunting Seasons For 2009-11

OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is inviting hunters, conservation groups and the general public to help shape state hunting seasons for 2009-11. Through July 13, WDFW will accept public comments on issues ranging from general hunting hours to mule deer seasons. A questionnaire on those…


Chinook fishery reopens on 3 Columbia tributaries; hatchery steelhead limit rises to 6 per day on 2 rivers

VANCOUVER, Wash. – Starting today, anglers may once again keep hatchery-reared chinook salmon they catch while fishing on the Cowlitz, Kalama, and Lewis rivers in southwest Washington. Also today, the catch limit for steelhead will increase to six hatchery steelhead per day on the Cowlitz and North Fork Lewis rivers….


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…


Fishing Seasons For Summer Chinook, Steelhead Set to Open on Portions of the Columbia River

VANCOUVER, Wash. – Anglers will once again have a chance to catch chinook salmon and hatchery steelhead on large areas of the Columbia River, some of which have been closed to fishing for both species for the past month. Starting Monday (June 16), the sport fishery for summer chinook salmon…


Commission approves timber salvage sale, hears reports on variety of fish, wildlife issues

OCEAN SHORES – The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission authorized salvaging and thinning timber on two state wildlife areas near Grays Harbor and received briefings on issues ranging from crab fishing to elk management during a public meeting here June 6-7. The commission, which sets policy for the Washington Department…


Summer Crabbing Season To Open in Puget Sound

OLYMPIA – Sport crabbers planning to fish for crab in Puget Sound this summer will find the upcoming season similar to last year’s, including catch-reporting procedures required by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW). Starting June 18, crab fishing will open seven days a week in the western…


Lewis River Anglers Must Release Chinook Salmon

VANCOUVER, Wash. – Starting Saturday (June 7), anglers will be required to release any spring chinook salmon they intercept on the Lewis River under a new fishing rule approved today by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW). The new rule will be in effect until further notice from…