[10/7/19] Wolf Killed in SW WA

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The state of Washington has killed a member of the Grouse Flats wolf pack, which has repeatedly preyed on cattle in the southeastern corner of the state. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife said Friday that a wolf believed to be the breeding female of the pack was killed on Sept. 25. Environmental groups […]

[9/3/19] Drones to Identify Salmon Spawning Nests

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Starting this month and going through November of 2019, biologists in North Central Washington will use drones to count salmon spawning nests. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife will partner with Washington State University on a research project to use an unmanned aerial vehicle to advance conservation efforts for summer Chinook salmon. They’re working […]

[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 […]

[6/21/19] Drought Concerns for WDFW

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Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Director Kelly Susewind and his North Central Regional Director Jim Brown took questions from the public in an online forum last night. Susewind and Brown shared updates on a few local issues, like challenges caused by the current drought, a proposed new shooting range up Swakane Canyon and the […]

[3/26/19] Proposed Fishing Guide Rules

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The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is seeking public comments on proposed rules that would require that fishing guides regularly report their fishing activities. Under the proposed rules, fishing guides would provide WDFW with information such as the date and location of each guided fishing trip, the number of anglers onboard, and the […]

[12/18/18] Salmon Fry

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 As many as 6.2 million chinook salmon fry died last weekend when a windstorm cut power to the Minter Creek Hatchery in Pierce County and the facility’s backup generator failed.  The fry were in incubators at the Minter Creek Hatchery operated by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW). The pump that supplies water […]