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The leaves have not yet browned, popped free of their constraints and floated lazily to the ground. The air does not have that crisp edge to it yet. Summer is still in its height and glory here in … more
Anglers will get a chance to land a white sturgeon as a portion of the lower Columbia is slated to open for retention on Sept. 11 and 18. Retention of green sturgeon is prohibited. The opening is … more
Hunters are anxiously waiting to see how this year's fires impact fall hunting seasons, some of which start as soon as Aug. 1. "This is terrible what's happening in Eastern Washington," said Mark … more
Because of record-breaking summer temperatures in Washington, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is asking anglers to practice responsible fish handling and to report unusual fish … more
Members of the Washington and Oregon fish and wildlife commissions will hold a virtual meeting next week to discuss policy for the shared waters of the Columbia River. Four members of the … more
Time is undefeated and it always will be. People can try their best to combat it and hold off aging for as long as possible, but time catches up to everyone eventually. Jim LeMonds and Bob Horness … more
Tickets for the coveted raffle permit hunts for deer, elk, moose, mountain goat and bighorn sheep are on sale until July 17. Raffle tickets are not available to purchase online or over the phone … more
A massive tiger trout pulled from Loon Lake in Stevens County on June 26 has set a new state record, state fishery managers have confirmed. The 24.49-pound tiger trout broke the previous record by … more
The month of July is filled with plenty of fishing opportunities in southwest Washington, from the fourth annual Bass Week, to the annual trout derby and the return of summer steelhead. Right now, … more
Fishery managers at the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) announced Wednesday an early closure to salmon fishing in the San Juan Islands (Marine Area 7) to meet conservation … more
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) fishery managers are hosting a suite of virtual public town hall meetings this summer and fall to gather feedback from the public as they prepare for … more
More frequent and intense wildfire — and all the associated smoke — changes what birds are seen and heard, according to a new University of Washington study. While that's a rather … more
The annual Washington Fishing Rules Pamphlet is now available online for the coming year, detailing fishing rules and regulations for the state’s many lakes, rivers and marine areas from July 1, … more
The Windy Ridge Viewpoint at Mount St. Helens reopened this week. “Forest Road 99, Windy Ridge is now open for the season,”  the U.S. Forest Service announced.  “Please be … more
Daniel Meyer, an Adna 14-year-old, caught a monstrous largemouth bass last week at Fort Borst Park Pond, coming in at 10.19 pounds. The state record is 12.53 pounds. “I’ve been … more
It wasn’t something I would normally do. My fishing trips typically consist of solo ventures or with one or two family members or close friends. So to hire a fishing guide and join four … more
State shellfish managers have approved four more days of razor clam digging at Mocrocks Beach only, after marine toxin tests showed the clams are safe to eat. The approved morning razor clam digs … more
If you’re looking for some climbing, some slime and some Bigfoot lore, the recently-reopened Ape Cave at Mount St. Helens may be the sweet spot. The pitch-black cave provides a trek into where … more
State shellfish managers were hoping for some good news this week from domoic acid tests on razor clams. They didn't get it. "We were hoping that today's razor clam domoic acid results would allow … more
GRAND COULEE — The sky was still the deep blue of early morning and dominated by the moon when Michael Schroeder leaned in and asked, over the wind, "Can you hear them?" I listened. I heard … more
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