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The fee-free holiday calendar is about to begin on U.S. public lands. National parks, national forests and other federal lands will once again waive entrance and parking fees on a select number … more
Razor clam diggers can look forward to more digging on coastal beaches beginning Jan. 9, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) coastal shellfish managers confirmed Thursday.  … more
The drive caused a bit of a concern. Shrouded by low-hanging gray clouds for much of the trip, I wondered what exactly I got myself into when I pitched a kayaking trip as my first story of 2024. … more
On a rainy October morning, a conference room at the state Capitol in Olympia was packed with people sporting camouflage and hunting orange. The mood was tense as the Washington Fish and Wildlife … more
With the arrival of winter, skiers and snowboarders from throughout the region are flocking to Washington’s many ski resorts, including the White Pass Ski Area in East Lewis County. As of … more
The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission voted earlier this month, 7-2, to initiate the process of rewriting hunting regulations for cougars and black bears. This move follows a petition submitted … more
Razor clam diggers can look forward to more holiday digging beginning Dec. 26, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) coastal shellfish managers confirmed Wednesday. “This will … more
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
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