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WDFW Recognizes Citizens’ Contributions Toward Fish and Wildlife Stewardship

OLYMPIA – Two men instrumental in distributing millions of pounds of surplus hatchery fish to needy families over the past 10 years received a standing ovation from employees of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) at an awards ceremony here May 30. Andy Vitalek, a Bellingham seafood processor,…


Apply Early for Special Hunting Permits to Ensure Meeting the June 18 Deadline

OLYMPIA – Hunters have until June 18 to apply for special fall hunting permits, but wildlife managers suggest they submit their applications as soon as possible to avoid potential delays and complications. The permits, available to winners of a random drawing, afford special hunting opportunities for deer, elk, mountain goat,…


Sport Halibut Fishing to Close off Ilwaco at the End of the Day June 1

OLYMPIA – The recreational halibut fishery off Ilwaco will close at the end of the day Sunday, June 1 after four weeks of fishing, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) announced today. Fishing ends at 11:59 p.m. on June 1, by which time anglers are expected to reach…


Master Hunters Invited to Informational Meeting in Spokane

Olympia — The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) and the Master Hunter advisory group have scheduled a meeting for certified master hunters June 14 in Spokane to discuss the new Master Hunter program and upcoming hunts in northeastern Washington. The meeting is scheduled from 1-4 p.m. at the…


Ocean Salmon Fishery Opens June 1 With a Focus on Chinook, Conservation

OLYMPIA – The sport fishery for salmon begins June 1 off the southern coast of Washington, where the first anglers of the season will cast off from Westport and Ilwaco a full month earlier than usual. On June 3, salmon fishing begins on the north coast out of LaPush and…


WDFW Solicits Public Comments on Scope of Puget Sound Rockfish Plan

OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is accepting public comments on the scope and direction of a new management plan currently being developed for Puget Sound rockfish. The management plan, scheduled for completion in early 2009, will provide a framework for new strategies in areas including…


Divers Work To Keep Invasive Tunicates From Spreading

OLYMPIA — For the third year in a row, divers are heading to several marinas in Puget Sound to remove colonies of invasive tunicates from boat hulls with the aim of preventing their spread to other area waters. From the end of May through June 30, divers from the Washington…


Sport Halibut Fishing to Reopen For Two More Days Off La Push and Neah Bay

OLYMPIA — The recreational halibut fishery off the north coast of Washington will reopen for two more days in May to allow anglers to harvest the remainder of the May quota for that area, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) announced today. The fishery in marine areas 3…


WDFW Issues Clarifications and Corrections to the 2008-09 Sportfishing Rules Pamphlet

OLYMPIA — The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has issued corrections and clarifications to the recently published 2008-09 Fishing In Washington Sportfishing Rules pamphlet. The corrections and clarifications are also available on the department’s website at http://wdfw.wa.gov/fish/regs/fishregs.htm. WDFW will provide additional updates and corrections as needed. Anglers are…


Second Open House Scheduled June 4 to Discuss Release Site For Wild Turkeys

OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has scheduled an informational open house June 4 in Acme to discuss a proposal to introduce wild turkeys to Whatcom County. The public session, the second meeting in a month on the proposal, is scheduled from 6-8 p.m. at the…