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Chronicle photographer Ridley Hudson captured these photos of Mount St. Helens last weekend from the Spirit Lake Memorial Highway.  To submit photos to The Chronicle for possible … more
Crowds flocked to the Cowlitz River on Thursday morning as smelt-dipping returned after the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) approved a one-day recreational fishery. A … more
Razor clam diggers can look forward to more opportunities on coastal beaches beginning Feb. 21, Washington state Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) coastal shellfish managers confirmed Thursday. … more
Smelt-dipping will return to the banks of the Cowlitz River as the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has approved a one-day recreational fishery on Thursday, Feb. 15. During the … more
Chronicle reporter Owen Sexton captured these images during a photo hunt in East Lewis County on Saturday. To submit your own photos for possible publication in The Chronicle, email … more
Soon, in Southwest Washington, the campaign will ramp up. No, nothing as trivial as a presidential campaign. This is far more important. This is the campaign to become Washington's official … more
ELLENSBURG — New efforts are underway to allow Washington's Department of Natural Resources to join other state agencies in creating a plan to manage the proliferation of outdoor recreation, … more
Razor clam diggers can look forward to more digging on coastal beaches beginning Feb. 6, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) coastal shellfish managers confirmed earlier this week. … more
Razor clam diggers can look forward to more digging on coastal beaches. Seven days of digs were announced Friday by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), beginning Monday, Jan. … more
The fee-free holiday calendar is about to begin on U.S. public lands. National parks, national forests and other federal lands will once again waive entrance and parking fees on a select number … more
Razor clam diggers can look forward to more digging on coastal beaches beginning Jan. 9, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) coastal shellfish managers confirmed Thursday.  … more
The drive caused a bit of a concern. Shrouded by low-hanging gray clouds for much of the trip, I wondered what exactly I got myself into when I pitched a kayaking trip as my first story of 2024. … more
On a rainy October morning, a conference room at the state Capitol in Olympia was packed with people sporting camouflage and hunting orange. The mood was tense as the Washington Fish and Wildlife … more
With the arrival of winter, skiers and snowboarders from throughout the region are flocking to Washington’s many ski resorts, including the White Pass Ski Area in East Lewis County. As of … more
The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission voted earlier this month, 7-2, to initiate the process of rewriting hunting regulations for cougars and black bears. This move follows a petition submitted … more
Razor clam diggers can look forward to more holiday digging beginning Dec. 26, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) coastal shellfish managers confirmed Wednesday. “This will … more
A controversial policy guiding the management of Washington's fish and wildlife is set to go back in front of the public for review. The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission voted Friday to … more
Washington wildlife officials will begin crafting new rules for cougar and black bear hunting, a move that came in response to a request from environmentalists for stricter limits on the killing of … more
Ring in the new year with a paddle along Mayfield Lake at Ike Kinswa State Park. The Washington State Parks system will offer a guided kayaking trip as part of the annual First Day Hikes event … more
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