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WDFW commission considers removing bag limits on bass, walleye in response to orca crisis

The Fish and Wildlife Commission will consider removing bag limits on warmwater fish – including bass and walleye – on Saturday.


State kills female wolf in Grouse Flats pack

Just days after Gov. Jay Inslee asked that fewer wolves be killed, wildlife officials announced they’d removed a member of the Grouse Flats pack.


WDFW putting climate change, population growth at forefront of new planning process

Starting in 2020 WDFW will have a 25-year strategic plan. This, it’s hoped, will allow the agency tasked with preserving and protecting wildlife to better respond and adapt to a …


Washington officials to kill wolves in Grouse Flats pack

Members of the Grouse Flats wolf pack, in Southeast Washington, will be killed by state wildlife officials.


WDFW lifts many fire restrictions

With cooler temperatures and high humidity, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has lifted fire restrictions on most department-managed lands in Eastern Washington, according to a news release.


WDFW submits $26M budget request

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife submitted a $26 million supplemental funding request to the governor’s office on Thursday.


Dr. Kim Thorburn: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife fulfills mandate

The mandate of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is to preserve, protect and perpetuate the state’s fish and wildlife. It is an awesome and daunting responsibility.


Retired Spokane-area coach, teacher joins wolf advisory group

A well-known Spokane-area cross country coach is the newest member of a group tasked with guiding and directing wolf policy in Washington.


Hunting hot topic at online wolf management meeting

Hunting was on the minds of those that tuned into a virtual open house about wolf management on Tuesday.


Grouse Flats wolves kill calf on private land

The Grouse Flats wolf pack in Garfield County has been credited with killing a 450-pound calf on Aug. 30, according to a Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife news release.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 13, 2019, 9:43 a.m.

After threats of violence, online wolf post-recovery meetings scheduled

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife will host three online meetings to discuss how to manage wolves once they are fully recovered and delisted.


Where to go, what to hunt: Eastern Washington’s 2019 prospects

With the general hunting season opener for most of Washington about a month out, now is the time for the unprepared hunter to panic.


Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife to discuss 2020 cougar hunting season

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has assembled an internal working group to develop recommended changes to the cougar hunting seasons.


WDFW Commission holding wolf meeting

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife commission will hold a special meeting at 8 a.m. Tuesday.


Washington hunting prospects delayed

The annual hunting prospects for the state of Washington will be published later this week or Monday at the latest, according to Staci Lehman, a spokeswoman for the Washington Department …


Washington wolf issues are heated, but experts urge perspective

Julia Smith is a relative newbie when it comes to Washington’s wolf issues.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 28, 2019, 11:21 a.m.

Statewide wolf meetings, including one in Spokane, canceled after threats of violence

Fearing violence, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has canceled a series of 14 wolf-related meetings.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 24, 2019, 6:05 p.m.

Judge declines to block killing of more wolves in the Kettle River Range of Ferry County

A judge declined to block the killing of more wolves in the Kettle River Range of Ferry County, Thursday.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019, 7:09 p.m.

Judge blocks killing of wolf pack’s last surviving member in NE Washington

On Friday, a judge temporarily blocked the killing of the sole surviving member of the Old Profanity Territory wolf pack.


Steelhead run lagging behind forecast

The return of steelhead to the Snake River and its tributaries continues to fall short of what was an already low preseason forecast.


Washington kills 3 members of wolf pack preying on cattle

Washington officials killed three members of a wolf pack that are repeatedly preying on cattle in Ferry County.


Togo wolf pack to be targeted again

The two remaining members of the Togo wolf pack will be killed by Washington wildlife officials.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 14, 2019, 8:30 a.m.

Eli Francovich: Wildlife policy makers try to “get as much information as we can”

A portion of an article in last Sunday’s outdoors section didn’t sit well with one Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife commissioner.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 7, 2019, 3:48 p.m.

As of now, no new OPT wolf pack members killed

Washington wildlife managers continue to try and kill members of the Old Profanity Territory wolf pack.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 5, 2019, 9:15 a.m.

Studying black bears in Washington? Use cow blood and fish oil

On a sunny Tuesday morning in the tree-covered mountains of the Colville National Forest, all was quiet except for a steady


With five cases of CWD confirmed just miles from Idaho border, state officials shore up the defenses

In May and into the summer, wildlife officials in Libby, Montana, confirmed five cases of chronic wasting disease.


UPDATED: Wed., July 31, 2019, 5:09 p.m.

OPT wolf pack to be targeted; Ferry County rancher shoots wolf

Wolves from a pack in Northeast Washington will again be in the crosshairs of state shooters.


Inslee appoints two new members to WDFW Commission

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday appointed two new members to the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission: Jim Anderson and Molly Linville.


OPT pack members kill two more calves, calf killed in Asotin county

Members of the Old Profanity Territory pack killed two more calves Saturday and Monday, according to Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife officials.


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 …