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Fishing Options Sprout in May for Trout, Halibut, Shrimp, & Lingcod

This is the time of year when new fishing opportunities start popping open like daffodils in the afternoonsun. Shrimp and lingcod inPuget Sound. Halibut there and off theWashingtoncoast. Spring chinook salmononthe Chehalis andYakimarivers. But none of those fisheries draw bigger crowds than the lowland lakes trout-fishing season, which opened April…


Commission Hears Comments on Hunting Rules In Washington

MOSES LAKE – The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission heard public comments on proposed hunting rules, and approved a water-rights transfer in Okanogan County during a public meeting here March 9-10   More than three-dozen people testified on new hunting rules proposed for the 2012-14 seasons. Those proposals range from…


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…


Dec. 11-14 Razor Clam Dig Approved In Washington; Two More Winter Digs Scheduled

OLYMPIA – Clam diggers today got the go-ahead to proceed with a razor-clam dig starting Thursday, Dec. 11, with additional digging opportunities planned for January and February. Four evening digs are scheduled at Copalis and Mocrocks Dec. 11-14, while Long Beach and Twin Harbors are scheduled for three evening digs…


Thanksgiving Turkey? How About Duck, Venison, Salmon, Clams or Crab?

General turkey-hunting seasons are closed for the year, but hunters and anglers still have plenty of opportunities to contribute to the Thanksgiving Day feast in the days ahead. The late buck season – already under way in Eastern Washington – gets started tomorrow (Nov. 13) on the west side of…


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…


WDFW Meeting Scheduled Sept. 25 in Pateros to Discuss Fish and Wildlife Issues

OLYMPIA – North central Washington residents will have an opportunity to discuss fish and wildlife issues with Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) Director Jeff Koenings and regional staff during a public meeting Sept. 25 in Pateros. The meeting is scheduled from 6-8 p.m. at the Pateros School Library,…


Alternate Plans For Early Bird Hunters in Place at the Skagit Wildlife Area

OLYMPIA – Hunters are advised that a portion of the Skagit Wildlife Area in northwest Washington will be closed to hunting through Oct. 3 due to ongoing work on a major estuary-restoration project at the mouth of the Skagit River. The 175-acre Headquarters Unit of the wildlife area is scheduled…


Public Meetings Scheduled to Discuss Rule Proposals for 2009-10 Sportfishing Season

OLYMPIA – Four public meetings have been scheduled to discuss rule proposals for the 2009-10 sportfishing season in Washington. Those 25 proposed rules, which would affect various freshwater and saltwater fisheries around the state, are available on the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s (WDFW) website at http://wdfw.wa.gov/fish/regs/rule_proposals/ . Printed…


WDFW Now Accepting Proposals for Nearshore Restoration Projects

OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is accepting proposals from organizations seeking state funds for projects that would protect and restore natural shorelines and estuaries in Puget Sound. Applications and additional information about submitting proposals are available at http://www.pugetsoundnearshore.org/esrp.htm or by contacting Jenna Norman at 360-902-2658…