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Washington State kills wolf, enters review period

On Saturday, shooters killed a member of the Old Profanity Territory wolf pack. The legal killing was authorized by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife last week after members …


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.


Wolves kill calf in Asotin County

Wolves from the Grouse Flats pack killed a calf in Asotin County around July 8, according to a Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife news release.


UPDATED: Thu., July 11, 2019, 3:02 p.m.

Wolf pack to be targeted by Washington state shooters after repeated cattle attacks

A wolf pack in northeast Washington with a history of attacking cattle will be targeted by state shooters this week.


WDFW seeks applicants for Game Management Advisory Council

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


Washington fish and wildlife head to take virtual questions from Eastern Washington residents, Monday

The director of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife take virtual questions from Eastern Washington residents Monday July 8.


Cattlemen association in Stevens County urges residents to report wolf and cougar attacks to the sheriff – before state wildlife managers

A cattlemen association in Stevens County urges residents to report wolf and cougar attacks to law enforcement before calling state wildlife managers.


American bullfrogs seem fun, but native wildlife is croaking

Bullfrogs may be the delight of children and a common sight and sound at Cannon Hill Park. But the amphibians are considered an invasive predatory species that is efficient at …


UPDATED: Fri., June 7, 2019, 1:58 p.m.

Reward grows for wolf poacher

The reward leading to the conviction in the illegal killing of a gray wolf over Memorial Day weekend grew to $10,000 on Tuesday.


UPDATED: Sat., June 1, 2019, 4:39 p.m.

Two wolves killed in Stevens County over Memorial Day weekend

Two wolves were killed in Stevens County over the Memorial Day weekend.


UPDATED: Thu., May 23, 2019, 9:05 a.m.

WDFW adds Puddles, a mussel-sniffing dog, to its watercraft-inspection team

With summer just around the corner, Washington’s water has a new protector.


Washington opens boat decontamination station in Ephrata

Boat owners can get their vessel decontaminated from aquatic invasive species for free at a new facility scheduled to open June 1 in Ephrata.


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.


WDFW commission adopts hunting rule, seasons

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


Bye bye barbless? Anglers in Washington could soon have the choice to fish with barbed hooks while pursuing salmon, steelhead

Anglers in Washington could soon have the choice to fish with barbed hooks while pursuing salmon, steelhead and other species in much of the Columbia River Basin.


WDFW gives update on latest wolf numbers, including new pack in Western Washington, but not all are thrilled by count

Washington’s wolf population continued to grow in 2018, with a minimum of 126 wolves, 27 packs and 15 breeding pairs documented by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.


WDFW commission set to discuss wolves, hunting rule changes, suction dredging Friday

The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission will set 2019 hunting seasons, hear public input on suction dredging and review wolf population information starting Friday.


UPDATED: Thu., April 4, 2019, 8:43 p.m.

Washington’s wolf population continues to grow; pack documented west of Cascades

Washington’s wolf population continued to grow in 2018, with a minimum of 126 wolves, 27 packs and 15 breeding pairs documented by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlilfe.


State seeks input on proposed rules for fishing guides

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is asking for public comments on proposed rules that would require fishing guides to report their activities.


Wildlife areas closed until April to protect game

Several state wildlife areas in southeastern Washington are affected by closures to aimed at reducing disturbance to winter weary big game, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife announced Wednesday.


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: Tue., Feb. 26, 2019, 9:21 p.m.

Elk hoof disease confirmed in Washington’s Blue Mountains

Elk hoof disease has made its way to Washington’s Blue Mountains.


Wolf review bill passes state committee

A bill requiring the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife to immediately review the state’s wolf population, among other things, passed through the Rural Development, Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee, …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:14 p.m.

Former WDFW director gets new position with U.S. Fish and Wildlife

James Unsworth, the former director of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, has been named assistant regional director for science applications in the Pacific Region of the U.S. Fish …



UW researchers use scat-sniffing dogs to bolster wolf count in Washington

It’s quite possible that the statewide population of wolves is closer to 200 rather than 122, according to UW researchers using scat-sniffing dogs.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 23, 2019, 5:46 p.m.

Three Washington bills deal with cougars, hounds

Two bills dealing with cougars are in state senate committee hearings Thursday.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 16, 2019, 1:43 p.m.

Washington’s first Karelian Bear Dogs, credited with busting poachers and saving kittens, die

Two of Washington’s most famous and accomplished employees died in 2018: Mishka and Cash, the Karelian Bear Dogs.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 15, 2019, 2:10 p.m.

Stevens County Commissioners issue wolf safety announcement

The Stevens County Commissioners announced that wolf “packs have come very close to homes in several areas of Stevens County,” Tuesday.