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Tag Archives: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

Razor Clam Dig Approved for Saturday

OLYMPIA – Clam enthusiasts have received the go-ahead to proceed with a final razor clam dig May 24, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) announced today. Twin Harbors, Copalis and Mocrocks beaches were approved for the one-day morning dig after marine toxin tests showed the clams were safe…


Free Festival Celebrates Columbia River Sturgeon

VANCOUVER, Wash. – The Columbia River ecosystem and its primitive inhabitant, the sturgeon, will be honored here May 31 and June 1 at the 12th annual Sturgeon Festival. The free, two-day festival runs from noon to 4 p.m. both days at the Water Resources Education Center, 4600 S.E. Columbia Way…


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,…


Spring Chinook fisheries will close Sunday on sections of Snake, Columbia rivers

OLYMPIA – Chinook salmon fishing will close at the end of the day Sunday (May 11) on sections of the Snake and mid-Columbia rivers originally scheduled to remain open through mid-June, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) announced today. With returns of spring chinook salmon falling short of…


Open House Scheduled May 8 To Discuss Release Site For Wild Turkeys

OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has scheduled an informational open house May 8 in Acme to discuss a proposal to introduce wild turkeys to Whatcom County. The public meeting is scheduled from 6-8p.m. at the Acme Elementary School, 5200 Turkington Rd. Representatives from WDFW will…


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…


Weather Boosts Spirits at Lowland Lake Fishing Opener

Slightly lower than usual catch rates during Washington’s lowland lake fishing season opener Saturday didn’t bother most anglers, who were happy to enjoy long-awaited warm weather. “We couldn’t have asked for nicer weather for lowland lake opener,“ said Jon Anderson, a Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) fish biologist,…


Spring Chinook Fishing Closes on the Lower Columbia River

OLYMPIA – After weeks of exceptional salmon fishing, fishery managers for Washington and Oregon agreed to close the spring chinook fishery on the lower Columbia River beginning Monday (April 21), when anglers are expected to reach their pre-season catch target. By then, the sport catch from the west Hayden powerlines…


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…