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[10/1/19] No Salmon or Steelhead Fishing on Columbia

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Most of the Columbia River will close to all recreational salmon and steelhead fishing, with the exception of the Hanford Reach. The closure went into effect at the end of last week. Bill Tweit, special assistant with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, says it comes at the tail end of a challenging year […]

[8/29/19] WDFW Cancel Wolf Meetings

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The state has canceled a series of wolf-related meetings, saying it fears they might be accompanied by violence. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife announced the cancellations at a Wolf Advisory Group meeting on Tuesday. The department is planning for a time when wolves are no longer a protected species, and public input is […]

[7/1/19] Master Hunter Program

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Washington’s Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is inviting new applicants to join the ranks of 1,650 certified master hunters across the state. WDFW administers the Master Hunter Permit Program to skilled volunteers who are willing to aid department efforts by taking part in  controlled hunts to remove wildlife that damage property. “To qualify for […]

[1/10/18] Beebe Springs Wildlife Area Closing For Winter After Highway Travelers Use Area As A Rest Stop

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Fish & Wildlife is looking for a long-term, fiscally-sustainable solution for Beebe Springs, but until then, the department will implement an annual seasonal closure, from December 1st through March 15th.