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Waikiki Spring trails receives a face lift

Trails in the Waikiki Spings area got new signage in late October.


Facing looming budget crisis, WDFW asks for $26 million from state

The state’s wildlife and habitat management agency is taking another crack at procuring full funding.


Washington Fish and Wildlife police work without backup protecting state’s natural resources

At 1:15 p.m. on Nov. 9, Tony Leonetti’s phone rang as he drove along a Forest Service road high in the hills of the Colville National Forest.


Washington’s late deer season ends with hunters reporting better success

Washington’s late deer season ended Tuesday with hunters who stopped at check stations reporting success and seemingly happy with the late whitetail season.


Judge dismisses parts of 2018 wolf lawsuit

On Nov. 1, a Thurston County Superior Court judge dismissed three of four claims against the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife in a case filed by the Center for …


WDFW extends wolf comment period

The chance to comment on how Washington’s gray wolves should be managed once they are no longer a state endangered species has been extended until Nov. 15.


Deer killed with bow and arrow, left in alley near Chief Garry Park

Washington’s Department of Fish and Wildlife was investigating the killing of a deer with a bow and arrow within city limits Thursday.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 30, 2019

Reader photo: The moose movers

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife had to remove a momma moose and her two babies from Audubon Park on Friday. This photo, taken by Melaine Williams, shows a …


WDFW commission puts brakes on plan to remove bag limits on bass, walleye

The Fish and Wildlife Commission put the brakes on a plan to remove statewide bag limits on warmwater fish – including bass and walleye – on Saturday.


Second weekend hunting numbers in Washington stay low

The second weekend of the general deer hunting season in Northeast Washington was, like the first, slow.


Inland Northwest’s thriving turkey population is an invasive nuisance or a conservation success – or both

How did a species that didn’t exist in the Inland Northwest less than a lifetime ago, and was on the verge of extinction throughout the continent, become so ubiquitous? The …


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

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

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

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

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.