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Eastern Washington steelhead fishery change

Action: Change the daily limit on steelhead to one hatchery fish. Anglers must stop fishing for steelhead once they reach the daily limit. Effective date: Immediately through April 15, 2019. Species... Full story


Fish and wildlife commissioners to discuss Columbia River salmon reform

The public is invited to attend a meeting scheduled this month by members of the Washington and Oregon fish and wildlife commissions to discuss next steps in reforming salmon management on the... Full story


Commission to discuss Columbia River fisheries

OLYMPIA – The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission will discuss the management of Columbia River fisheries from Thursday through Saturday, which will include a one-day information-sharing worksho... Full story


WDFW lifts fire restrictions on most lands in eastern Washington

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has lifted fire restrictions on most department-managed lands in eastern Washington, where cooler temperatures and high humidity have reduced...


Statewide shooting ban lifted on WDFW lands

With cooler temperatures and higher humidity reducing wildfire danger, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) lifted target shooting restrictions on WDFW lands last Saturday. A similar...


Free festival celebrates Columbia River sturgeon

The Columbia River ecosystem and its primitive inhabitant, the sturgeon, will be honored in Vancouver on Saturday, Sept. 15, at the 22nd Annual Sturgeon Festival. The free, one-day festival runs from... Full story


WDFW restricts fisheries on Columbia River and two tributaries to support steelhead run

State fishery managers have declared a “night closure” for salmon and steelhead fishing effective Aug. 18 on a large stretch of the Columbia River and two of its tributaries due to concerns about... Full story


Mouth of Deschutes to close on mainstem Columbia

Action: Certain waters of the Columbia River within Oregon are closed to fishing. Effective date: Aug. 9 until further notice. Species affected: All species. Location: Oregon’s waters adjacent to... Full story


Statewide shooting ban added to other fire-prevention strategies on WDFW lands

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) added a temporary statewide restriction on firearm use that began Saturday to fire-prevention rules already in place on WDFW-managed lands.... Full story


Rowland Lake boat launch will close for upgrades

A popular boat launch in Klickitat County used by boaters, swimmers, and anglers fishing near the Columbia River will be closed for upgrades and repairs for approximately three weeks. The Rowland... Full story


WDFW restricts fires, other activities in eastern Washington wildlife areas

The arrival of hot, dry weather has prompted the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) to restrict fires and other activities beginning June 30 on agency-managed lands in eastern Washingto... Full story


Retention of spring chinook to close on Klickitat

Action: It is unlawful to retain hatchery adult chinook from the Klickitat River. Effective date: June 16 through July 31. Species affected: Spring chinook. Location: From the mouth (Burlington...


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