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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
Southern resident killer whales are federally listed as an “endangered species.” In a finding released this week, the National Marine Fisheries Service said similar protections … more
Diggers got the go-ahead from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) on Thursday to proceed with razor clam digs starting Dec. 13. “We had a great tide series of clam … more
The impact of outdoor recreation on the national economy expanded  again last year, showing that the industry is big business. The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis released a report this … more
Post-Thanksgiving razor clams will be ready to dig beginning Nov. 24, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) coastal shellfish managers confirmed Tuesday.  Not all beaches are … more
Washington State Parks has announced the 12 days in 2024 when recreationalists won’t need to obtain a Discover Pass. The free days mean adventure seekers can visit any of … more
The Quinault Indian Nation’s Department of Fisheries closed fall coho salmon fishing early this year in Grays Harbor and on the Queets River, “despite hardship for tribal … more
When it comes to finding a Christmas tree, there are plenty of options: artificial trees, trees from lots in town or perhaps from a local tree farm.   Then there’s the wild option. … more
While post-turkey day shopping sprees are on the minds of many, others will pull the plug for a chance to catch more than 60,000 planted jumbo-sized rainbow trout at 23 statewide lakes. … more
Agency accepting public feedback through Nov. 15 on proposed 2024 digging schedule for Copalis and Mocrocks beaches Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) shellfish managers confirmed … more
Washington’s state parks have a new website. The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission launched its revamped website this week, the result of a two-and-a-half-year effort to … more
A coalition of environmental groups is urging Washington to undo some recent changes to cougar and black bear hunting rules, arguing the tweaks have led to too many of the animals being killed. … more
Regular readers of The Chronicle’s “Beak of the Week” feature have likely noticed the piece’s misnomer.   There is not a beak every week. Some weeks, there are two. … more
This picture was submitted by proud husband Colton Stevens. It shows his wife, Kaydee Stevens, who is in front holding horns. Kaydee Stevens double lung shot this 5x5 bull elk from 60 yards with her … more
Razor clam lovers ought to get their nets and buckets cleaned out.   The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) confirmed four days of razor clam digging opportunities at Long … more
Owen Sharp, 15, of Centralia, has loved hunting and fishing from the time he was little, according to his mother, Michelle Sharp.  His passion has only intensified as he grows older. The … more
West Lewis County residents have a gem of a state park in their backyard.  Rainbow Falls State Park has 129 acres of camping, hiking, relaxing and sightseeing and is open for camping and … more
By the time the Renaissance began, the oldest trees in the Grove of the Matriarchs may have already turned 300. Today, “old growth” generally refers to trees that are older than 100 … more
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