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Despite $20 million budget shortfall WDFW not planning significant cuts

Despite facing a $20 million budget shortfall, Washington’s wildlife management agency will not be making significant cuts.


Wolves, bears, prescribed burning and more discussed during WDFW Q&A session

Wolves, bears, prescribed burning and more were discussed during a virtual Q&A session Monday.


WDFW seeks applicants for Game Management Advisory Council

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is seeking applicants for its Game Management Advisory Council.


Coeur d’Alene hunting, fishing program showcases disabled hunters, anglers

Since 2014, Brett Surplus has known he wanted to start a hunting television show. But the Rathdrum resident also knew he didn’t want to follow in the footsteps of the …


Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for June 27

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for June 27


Washington-specific wildlife refuge hunting, fishing proposals released

On Wednesday, U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt announced plans to expand hunting and fishing opportunities on National Wildlife Refuges nationwide. On Friday, more Washington-specific details became available. Below …


UPDATED: Wed., June 5, 2019, 5:21 p.m.

Plan to expand hunting, fishing in wildlife refuges revealed

The Trump administration is announcing what it calls a major expansion of hunting and fishing in the nation’s protected wildlife refuges.


Entering the gilded age of turkey hunting seems unnecessary

Turkey hunters can be like any other breed of outdoorsmen, running the gamut from bare-bones minimalists to gadget-crazed trend setters.


UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019, 3:12 p.m.

Tribes seek ban on public hunting of revered grizzly bears

Native American leaders pressed lawmakers in Congress Wednesday to adopt permanent protections for grizzly bears, a species widely revered by tribes but that has been proposed for hunting in Wyoming …


A question of balance: Working together on wolves

Regardless of our cultural identity –rancher, hunter, wildlife advocate or a multicultural cross-pollination of all – we must come together. We all care about the heritage of the West.


Google clarifies: Hunting ads OK

Google’s animal cruelty prohibition does not apply to hunting ads, according to a company spokeswoman who explained how a Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation video ad was mistakenly rejected in April.


Washington hunting, angling fee increase fails; WDFW faces $7 million deficit

A bill that would have increased hunting and angling fees for the first time since 2011 was not approved by the Washington Legislature.


Special hunt applications due by May 22

Hunters can submit special hunt applications from Monday until May 22 for fall deer, elk, mountain goat, moose, bighorn sheep and turkey seasons in Washington, according to a news release.


UPDATED: Wed., April 24, 2019, 5:18 p.m.

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for April 25

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for April 25


UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019, 6:30 p.m.

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for April 18

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for April 18


WDFW commission adopts hunting rule, seasons

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife commission adopted hunting seasons and regulations this month.


UPDATED: Wed., April 10, 2019, 5:16 p.m.

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for April 11

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for April 11


UPDATED: Wed., April 10, 2019, 4:12 p.m.

Washington hunter bags world-record moose in Ferry County

With fog blanketing the dense slopes of Northeast Washington and only two days left in the 2018 moose season, Jim Hall wasn’t optimistic.


Disabled hunter open house Saturday

The Inland Northwest Wildlife Council is hosting a disabled hunter open house Saturday.


UPDATED: Wed., April 3, 2019, 4:08 p.m.

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for April 4

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for April 4


Alan Liere: When it comes to real life, who’s the turkey here?

Because of his fondness for sleeping in, my brother-in-law has never hunted turkeys.


UPDATED: Wed., March 27, 2019, 5:09 p.m.

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for March 28

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for March 28


Alaska moose hunter can ‘rev up’ his hovercraft, court rules

The National Park Service improperly banned an Alaska moose hunter from using a hovercraft on a river through a national preserve, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in a unanimous …


Spokane Bird Dog Association offers pointing dog clinic

The Spokane Bird Dog Association is inviting hunters with pointing breeds to a training event Saturday with fly-away homer pigeons available and guidance by a professional trainer.


Hunters have ‘a moral obligation’ to carry on their culture, one Idahoan says. But how?

At 6 a.m. in mid-January, a trio of hunters sat cloaked in layers of camouflage, waiting for first light when they could begin shooting during what would likely be one …


Alan Liere’s Fishing-Hunting report for March 7

Alan Liere’s Fishing-Hunting report for March 7


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 27, 2019, 6:06 p.m.

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Feb. 28

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Feb. 28.


Wildlife commission to discuss whitetail deer, hunter orange in Spokane meeting

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Commission will meet in Spokane Thursday, Friday and Saturday.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 23, 2019, 7:59 p.m.

Fish and Wildlife proposal eliminates antlerless whitetail deer hunting in 2019

Hunters in eastern Washington may not get a chance to stalk antlerless whitetail deer in 2019.


In a dramatic rescue, two WDFW staff pull hunters from freezing Pend Oreille River

In the predawn chill of the first morning of 2019, Jerry Havens considered whether to back his boat down an ice-slicked launch on the Pend Oreille River.