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A controversial spring bear hunt in Washington was suspended, Friday. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife commission voted 4-4 on the proposed 2022 spring bear hunt. The 9-person … more
Remote camera stations in Gifford Pinchot National Forest caught the attention of these hungry black bears and Pacific fishers. Fishers, sometimes called fisher cats, are not cats at all. They are … more
The sound of gunfire periodically echoed across the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge on Veterans Day, followed sometimes by a duck falling from the sky after a successful hit. At one blind, a … more
The outdoor recreation's contribution to the U.S. economy shrank 19% from 2019 to 2020 and employment in that sector fell by 17.1%, according to a report conducted by the Bureau of Economic … more
Washington wildlife managers extended the public comment period for a contentious spring bear hunt, Friday. Now, the public will have until Nov. 1 at 5 p.m. to submit written comments. The … more
For the first time in a decade, Washington wildlife officials surveyed for a deadly neurological disease during Saturday's modern deer hunting season opener. Washington Department of Fish and … more
A chance to comment on proposed changes to Washington's spring bear hunting season will close Oct. 21. After that, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Commission will review a WDFW … more
The morning hadn’t started out as planned. Josh Westley, a Centralia native and resident, was packed and out the door of his house at 4 a.m. on Sept. 11 — the opening day of archery … more
Fall marks the start of hunting seasons for deer, elk, waterfowl and upland game birds in many areas of Washington. To help hunters have a successful hunting season, the Washington Department of … more
With many hunters heading outdoors with firearms, it is a good time to think about gun safety. In each of the past few years, about 450,000 people hunted in Idaho and more than 100,000 in … more
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is looking for public feedback on a scoping document to inform actions to conserve and rebuild Puget Sound Chinook salmon.  “We … more
Even after careful planning and every precaution taken, you can’t expect everything to go right on a bowhunting trip. Luckily for Tumwater High School’s Luke Brewer, persistence paid … more
Portions of the Columbia River downstream of Bonneville Dam soon will be closed to all salmon fishing, fisheries managers from Oregon and Washington announced on Thursday. The closure is due to … more
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) shellfish managers announced Friday 62 tentative dates for razor clam digs beginning in mid-September and running through the end of the … more
Starting Friday, salmon fishing out of Westport will be open seven days a week. The Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife made the announcement Tuesday that weeklong fishing would begin … more
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
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