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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.


WDFW captures 28 bighorn sheep, transfers most to Utah

A big trap and lots of bait left almost 30 bighorn sheep on Chelan Butte with either a new home, or a fancy new tracking collar. On Feb. 21, Washington …


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.


WDFW to hear public input on Columbia River salmon and sturgeon policies

The state’s wildlife commission will discuss Columbia River salmon management policies and take public comments on Lower Columbia sturgeon management Friday and Saturday.


WDFW seeks members for Master Hunter Advisory Group

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is accepting letters of interest through Dec. 31 for membership on its Master Hunter Advisory Group.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 30, 2018, 1:20 p.m.

WDFW commission to discuss Columbia River fisheries

The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission will discuss the management of Columbia River fisheries Nov. 1 through 3, Thursday through Saturday, including a one-day information-sharing workshop with its Oregon counterpart.


UPDATED: Tue., July 10, 2018, 7:49 a.m.

WDFW delays relaunch of wolf-data sharing program

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife isn’t ready to roll out changes to a wolf-data sharing system.


Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife officers bust illegal shooters

ENFORCEMENT – Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife police seized weapons from illegal target shooters, last week. While paroling near Stemilt Basin, near Quincy, two WDFW officers came across three …


UPDATED: Mon., March 26, 2018, 6:18 p.m.

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife seeks information on littering case

LITTERING – A Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife officer is looking for information leading to the identification of a littering suspect. On Jan 15, officer Curt Wood discovered a …


UPDATED: Fri., March 2, 2018, 3:13 p.m.

Recruitment underway for new Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife director

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has started searching for a new director.


UPDATED: Fri., July 21, 2017, 10:47 p.m.

Sue Lani Madsen: Science, sheep and the power of headlines

The small public meeting on Wednesday in Colfax was not normal bureaucracy. No charts on the wall with Post-it notes for comments. No three-minute testimony time. It was an honest …


WDFW monitors surviving pygmy rabbits after wildfire overruns breeding enclosure

Wildlife managers are monitoring 32 endangered pygmy rabbits evacuated from a state-managed breeding facility scorched by a wildfire last week in Douglas County near Quincy.


Luxury of state wildlife lands impacts local governments

Every time the state Department of Fish and Wildlife obtains new land through grant funding or a partnership with a conservation group, it’s in many ways a win-win for anybody …


Landers: Hunters will have to RSVP for privately owned spots

Some sportsmen will have reservations about a new online hunting access program in Eastern Washington this season. Others will log-in to the possibilities. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife …