Jarring Report On Snake Basin Spring/Summer Chinook, Steelhead Runs Issued

Jarring Report On Snake Basin Spring/Summer Chinook, Steelhead Runs Issued

A big story in the Lewiston Tribune this morning sounds urgent alarms about the Snake River\'s wild spring/summer Chinook and steelhead. ...
USFWS Mulls Cougar Removals, Juniper Thinning As Hart Mtn. Bighorns Decline Sharply

USFWS Mulls Cougar Removals, Juniper Thinning As Hart Mtn. Bighorns Decline Sharply

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is releasing a draft environmental impact statement (EIS) for a management plan to address a significant decline in the ...
WDFW Takes Another Step On Alternative Commercial Fishing Gear For Columbia

WDFW Takes Another Step On Alternative Commercial Fishing Gear For Columbia

WDFW is taking the next step on alternative commercial gear on the Lower Columbia by beginning the rulemaking process to allow fishermen to apply to ...
North Sound Group Sues Feds Over Salmon Season Setting Process

North Sound Group Sues Feds Over Salmon Season Setting Process

A North Sound organization filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court for Western Washington late Wednesday afternoon against federal and state salmon fishing overseers, claiming ...
2021 Oregon Halibut Regulations Adopted

2021 Oregon Halibut Regulations Adopted

The 2021 Pacific halibut sport seasons and regulations were recently adopted by the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission: ...
More Details On 2021 Columbia Summer, Fall Salmon And Steelhead Seasons

More Details On 2021 Columbia Summer, Fall Salmon And Steelhead Seasons

Oregon and Washington fishery managers recently announced seasons and regulations for 2021 Columbia River summer and fall salmon and steelhead fisheries. ...
O’Loughlin Sees Strong Sales, Few Pandemic Safety Compliance Issues At 2 Sportsmen’s Shows

O’Loughlin Sees Strong Sales, Few Pandemic Safety Compliance Issues At 2 Sportsmen’s Shows

A sportsmen\'s show organizer whose company pulled off the first large-scale consumer events in the Northwest during the pandemic reports good business and few compliance ...
Little Goose Dam Tailrace Opening For Spring Chinook

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 Legislative Session Ends On ‘High Note’ For WDFW, Says Director

Washington Legislative Session Ends On ‘High Note’ For WDFW, Says Director

\"The Department is well positioned for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.\" That is literally the bottom line in an all-staff message yesterday from ...
SW WA Fishing Report (4-27-21)

SW WA Fishing Report (4-27-21)

Drano Lake – 27 bank Kept one Chinook. 122 boats/298 rods kept 48 Chinook and released three Chinook. ...
New Local Steelhead Strain Released Into Skykomish As WDFW’s ‘Quicksilver Portfolio’ Also Receives Funding In State Budget

New Local Steelhead Strain Released Into Skykomish As WDFW’s ‘Quicksilver Portfolio’ Also Receives Funding In State Budget

There aren’t many good-news stories in the Puget Sound steelhead world, but today we have two. With federal approval in hand, WDFW began releasing a ...
Washington Wolf Numbers Jump Nearly 25%

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 ...
Opening Day Returns To Late April For Washington Trout Anglers

Opening Day Returns To Late April For Washington Trout Anglers

The statewide trout fishing season heats up beginning April 24, when hundreds of lakes throughout Washington open for business and the annual statewide trout derby ...
Washington Deer Harvest, Hunter Numbers Up In 2020

Washington Deer Harvest, Hunter Numbers Up In 2020

Last fall saw the highest Washington deer harvest since 2016 as nearly 10,000 more deer hunters than the previous season also took to the woods ...
Recovering America’s Wildlife Act Reintroduced In Congress, Hailed By ODFW, Critter Groups

Recovering America’s Wildlife Act Reintroduced In Congress, Hailed By ODFW, Critter Groups

A major new piece of legislation, co-sponsored by Oregon Congressman Peter DeFazio, was introduced in the House of Representatives today. The Recovering America’s Wildlife Act ...
Oregon Wolf Numbers Grow Nearly 10 Percent To Minimum Winter Count Of 173

Oregon Wolf Numbers Grow Nearly 10 Percent To Minimum Winter Count Of 173

State wildlife biologists counted 173 wolves in Oregon this past winter, a 9.5 percent increase over last year’s count of 158 according to the Oregon ...