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OLYMPIA  - The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is urging prospective hunters to complete mandatory hunter education courses ahead of the upcoming fall hunting season. With the …

WENATCHEE - The U.S. Forest Service has implemented Stage 1 Fire Restrictions across the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, effective immediately. The decision comes as prolonged warm weather …

WDFW expands Entiat River Chinook Salmon season

OLYMPIA — The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) announced Monday changes to the summer Chinook salmon fishing season on the Entiat River, set to begin earlier than usual this …

BREWSTER – The boundaries for the upcoming 18 th annual Brewster King Salmon Derby have been adjusted after the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) announced the 2024 seasons for …

OLYMPIA, - Gov. Jay Inslee signed legislation requiring Washington fishers to possess a recreational fishing license for freshwater smelt, crawfish, and carp. The new law, which goes into effect on …

PORTLAND - The USDA Forest Service's Pacific Northwest Region is encouraging the public to enjoy the great outdoors by waiving day-use fees at most recreation sites in national forests across …

OLYMPIA - Fishing enthusiasts across Washington state are gearing up for the annual Free Fishing Weekend, set to take place on June 8-9. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is …

Hatchery spring Chinook season opens on Cascade River

OLYMPIA - The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has announced the opening of a portion of the Cascade River to fishing for hatchery spring Chinook salmon. The season will run from May …

Tulalip Terminal area opens for Salmon fishing season

OLYMPIA - The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has announced the opening of the Tulalip Terminal Area for salmon fishing from May 24 through September 2. The area, located west of …

Skagit River opens for hatchery spring Chinook fishing

MOUNT VERNON - The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has announced the immediate opening of portions of the Skagit River for hatchery spring Chinook salmon fishing. The action comes …

State asks campers to not move firewood

OLYMPIA—Several state agencies are asking campers and outdoor enthusiasts to avoid moving firewood and instead buy it where they burn it this camping season. The Washington Invasive …

Forest headquarters office and visitor reception desk reopen

WENATCHEE - The Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest headquarters office and reception desk located at 215 Melody Lane in Wenatchee is now open following renovations of the leased office space. Visitor …

Water safety reminders as boating season begins

OLYMPIA  –  Recreational boating is a popular pastime in Washington. In fact, nearly 225,000 vessels were registered in 2023. When you include Washington residents who own at least …

OLYMPIA — The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has extended the special hunt permit application deadline one week, until midnight May 22. WDFW made this change to allow hunters …

OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is now accepting public comments on proposed changes to cougar hunting seasons. The public may submit comments electronically, by …

Grizzly Bears to return to North Cascades Ecosystem

SEDRO-WOOLEY - The National Park Service and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service have announced their decision to actively restore grizzly bears to the North Cascades region of Washington, where the …

LEAVENWORTH- The Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest has announced a new mobile application process for hikers seeking to obtain an Enchantment Permit Area Daily Lottery permit. Starting May 14, the …

OLYMPIA – Washington’s wolf population grew for the 15th consecutive year in 2023, according to the  Washington Gray Wolf Conservation and Management 2023 Annual Report , released …

OLYMPIA — Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has released the latest big game hunting season and regulation information, including a decision from the WDFW director about …

Grizzly Bears one step closer to returning to North Cascades

SEDRO-WOOLLEY - Federal agencies have taken a major step towards reintroducing grizzly bears to the North Cascades ecosystem in Washington state, where the bears have been functionally extinct for …

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