Whitetail hunters will see more game check stations in Northeast Washington this rifle season as WDFW and volunteers from a local sportsmen’s club team up on a new program to test for chronic wasting disease, a deadly deer family malady.
Allison Eichmann fights crime. All kinds. From homicides to home invasions. And her passion is fighting crimes against wildlife. That passion has earned Eichmann, Senior Deputy District Attorney in Douglas County, the OSP Fish and Wildlife Division’s Prosecutor of the Year award for 2020.
The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission has “a very tricky editing exercise” ahead as members begin revising a new draft conservation policy that was rolled out publicly for the first time last week.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) announced today that test results from samples taken from a juvenile elk in the Yakima herd confirmed the presence of elk hoof disease, known scientifically as treponeme-associated hoof disease (TAHD).
Adult fall chinook counts at McNary declined slightly this past week, ~3,000 – 6,000 per day. From August 9 to September 19, 111,497 adult fall chinook have passed McNary; roughly 3% above the 2020 return (108,389).
During the conversation, Langiemo was acting suspiciously. When asked, Langiemo told the Officer he could check the ice chest. Langiemo opened the cooler and quickly shut the lid. The Officer could see the cooler was full of crab, some of which appeared to be undersized Dungeness crab.
When there are fewer than 966,000 Chinook swimming off the Washington and northern Oregon Coasts, fishery restrictions will be triggered to make more of the key salmon stock available for southern resident killer whales.
Effective Sept. 17, the Columbia River will reopen to hatchery coho retention from the Tongue Point/Rocky Point line upstream to the Warrior Rock/Bachelor Island line, fishery managers from Oregon and Washington decided today.
Federal wildlife managers announced today they will begin a “comprehensive status review of the gray wolf” in Washington, Oregon and elsewhere in the West following their initial analysis of a pair of petitions that asked for the predators to be listed under the Endangered Species Act.
“We are excited to reopen state lands for hunters and other recreationists,” said Laurie Benson, DNR’s acting Conservation, Recreation, and Transactions division manager. “We ask that everyone who goes out to enjoy these lands continues to be safe and responsible.”
An impact neutral rollover of the 51,724 coho remaining from the mark selective summer season was made to the non-mark selective September season from Cape Falcon to Humbug Mt. This resulted in a net increase of 6,230 coho in the non-selective coho quota and a revised quota of 20,230 coho.