Stories tagged: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 12, 2018, 10:04 p.m.
State wildlife officials ordered the killing of more wolves, Wednesday.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 30, 2018, 9:37 a.m.
The highlight of Madonna Luers’ 34-year career at the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is, poignantly, one of her sadder memories as well.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 28, 2018, 9:48 p.m.
Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission reverses course, approves 15 percent hunter, angler fee hike
Just weeks after approving a 5 percent hunter and angler fee increase, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife commission has changed course.
Fri., Aug. 24, 2018, 5:30 a.m.
Kelly Susewind, the new director of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, thinks the agency has an image problem.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 20, 2018, 10:22 p.m.
Washington wildlife officials order members of Togo wolf pack killed, lawsuit temporarily delays action
State officials ordered the lethal removal of wolves from the Togo pack in northeast Washington, Monday. However, environmental groups quickly filed a lawsuit temporarily blocking the action.
Sat., Aug. 18, 2018, 3:55 p.m.
Equestrians, waterfowl hunters and bird watchers received a gift last week.
Fri., Aug. 17, 2018, 5 a.m.
WDFW commission approves 5 percent hunter, angler fee increase request but brunt of budget request placed on state general fund
Hunters and anglers could see a 5 percent fee increase according to a newly approved Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife budget request.
Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 9:35 a.m.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife commission met yesterday in Olympia to discuss long-term funding options and a potential fee increase aimed at
Fri., Aug. 3, 2018, 8:31 a.m.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is placing a temporary statewide restriction on firearm use to fire-prevention rules already in place on state-managed lands.
Fri., July 27, 2018, 5 a.m.
With shortfall looming, WDFW budget proposal increases user fees, but brunt of funding falls on state general fund
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife hopes to balance its budget using a combination of state general-fund money and increased hunter and angler fees.
Thu., July 26, 2018, 11:30 a.m.
State officials say it would cost millions to keep the Naches fish hatchery open. The hatchery manager say that’s “bogus.”
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife budget director Nate Pamplin told media this week the need for “a fairly significant capital investment” played a role in the decision to close …
UPDATED: Fri., July 20, 2018, 4:51 p.m.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has scheduled a public webinar Monday to discuses funding challenges, according to a WDFW news release.
Fri., June 22, 2018, 6 a.m.
The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission selected Kelly Susewind as the new director of the state’s wildlife management agency Saturday.
UPDATED: Wed., June 13, 2018, 4:02 p.m.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s annual shooting restrictions went into effect June 6.
Tue., June 12, 2018, 11:58 a.m.
The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission is scheduled to select a new director of the state’s wildlife-management agency.
Sat., June 9, 2018
A family of the raptors has been seen at the top of the structure’s 145 foot mast, as the city moves forward with plans to renovate the iconic building. The …
Fri., June 1, 2018
Most of us are familiar with the “Boy Who Cried Wolf.” This is the story of the scientist who cried “truth” and the price attached. Science is humanity’s tool for …
Thu., May 31, 2018, 7:18 p.m.
A conservation group on Thursday sued the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, alleging it illegally allows black bears to be killed using hunting methods that were banned by voters.
UPDATED: Fri., May 25, 2018, 2:51 p.m.
Scientists who track pollution have discovered traces of antibiotics and the pain reliever oxycodone in some Puget Sound mussels.
Sat., May 19, 2018, 4:05 p.m.
Moose prefer freezing temperatures to balmy breezes. And their search for a cool spot often brings them into our backyards, whether its lying in a recently watered lawn, under the …
Fri., May 18, 2018, 2:11 p.m.
Several roads and campgrounds at three wildlife areas in Okanogan County have been closed due to flooding.
Sat., April 28, 2018, 2:27 p.m.
A crippling disease that causes severe limping in elk has been found for the first time on the east side of Washington’s Cascade Range.
Thu., April 26, 2018, 6:15 a.m.
This Saturday area lakes will open for trout fishing much like they have for decades. It’s the marking of a ritual for many.
Mon., April 9, 2018, 10:55 a.m.
Anglers will be allowed to fish hatchery reared sturgeon from the Wanapum and Priest Rapids reservoirs starting April 29.
Fri., March 23, 2018
Facing exploding goldfish populations, Fish and Wildlife Department considers purge of West Medical Lake
West Medical Lake has a goldfish problem.
Sat., Jan. 13, 2018, 11:43 a.m.
A western Washington state court judge has rejected a family’s request to return their pet raccoon named Mae.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 12, 2018, 4:08 p.m.
CONSERVATION – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is asking for public comment on 9 proposed land acquisition projects throughout the state. The department will accept comments through Feb. …
Sat., Dec. 30, 2017, 9:57 a.m.
The trial is set to begin Tuesday for a former Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife employee accused of raping a coworker in December 2014.
UPDATED: Thu., July 20, 2017, 10:51 p.m.
A wolf pack in northeastern Washington recently associated with a fourth confirmed attack on livestock since September – despite the presence of range riders – has triggered a protocol that …
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 18, 2017, 9:14 p.m.
A bill that would exempt from public disclosure personal information about people who report or respond to wolf attacks in Washington state has cleared a House committee.