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Hoenes Named WDFW Region 2 Director

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has announced Brock Hoenes as its new North Central Region, Director. ...

WDFW, Angler Advocate, Tribe React To Corps’ PNP Boat Ramp …

WDFW and a sportfishing advocate are reacting with disappointment to this week's news that the local head of the Army Corps of Engineers has denied ...

Corps Denies WDFW Permit For New Point No Point Ramp

A federal official has denied WDFW a permit to build a small new boat ramp at the site of an old fishing resort at Puget ...

ODFW Researchers To Survey Important Rockfish Populations

ODFW researchers are about to embark on a nearly 10-week at-sea survey of black, blue, and deacon rockfish in Oregon’s nearshore waters. The crew of ...

Dash Point Pier Closed As Heart Of Salmon Season Arrives

Bad news for bank-bound South Sound salmon anglers and crabbers: The popular Dash Point Pier by Tacoma and Federal Way is closed for a "comprehensive ...

More Washington Halibut Days Coming In August

The Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife confirmed that sport halibut fishing will re-open along the north coast (Marine Areas 3 and 4) and in Puget ...

Oregon AG Files Friend-of-court Papers In Wolf Delisting Lawsuit

Even as gray wolves continue to spread south beyond the bounds of the state, Oregon filed a friend of the court brief last week in ...

ODFW Releases ‘Final Archery Elk Proposal’ Ahead Of A …

ODFW has released the final proposal for Commission consideration regarding changes to how archery elk season is managed for portions of eastern Oregon within the ...

Columbia, SW WA Fishing Report (7-27-21)

Cowlitz River Above the I-5 Br – 13 bank rods kept two steelhead and one cutthroat. 21 boats/73 rods  kept 36 steelhead.  ...

From Portland To Possession Bar For Kings

I'm not saying one is better than the other, but two recent fishing trips gave me the opportunity to compare and contrast Chinook angling near ...

Entire NW Nat’l Forest Temporarily Closed Due To Fire Dange …

Underlining the critically dry and dangerous fire conditions across much of the Northwest, an entire national forest spanning two states has just been temporarily shut ...

North-Central Oregon Couple Pinched For Crab Violations

OSP Fish and Wildlife troopers began an investigation after receiving a call on the TIP Line reporting crab advertised for sale on Facebook. Investigators followed ...

More Details On 2021 Columbia Summer, Fall Salmon And Steelhead S …

Oregon and Washington fishery managers recently announced seasons and regulations for 2021 Columbia River summer and fall salmon and steelhead fisheries. ...

Little Goose Dam Tailrace Opening For Spring Chinook

Reason for action: The 2021 Columbia River forecasted return of upriver spring Chinook salmon is sufficiently abundant to allow for harvest opportunity on the Snake ...

Washington Wolf Numbers Jump Nearly 25%

Washington's wolf population rose once again – and sharply this past year – and now number a minimum of 178 as of this past winter ...