Puget Sound crab catch record cards are due now — and they’re more important than you might think.

Catch record cards for the summer crabbing season in Puget Sound must be submitted by Oct. 1, 2021. (Photo by Stuart Allen)


Beebe Springs Natural Area is part of the Chelan Wildlife Area along the Columbia River near Chelan.

A blue grouse hen perches on a pine bough.
Forest grouse hunting season starts later this year in order to conserve breeding hens and increase overall grouse abundance.

Change aims to decrease hen harvest, boost hunting opportunity



Expansive views of mountain peaks and forest stretch out from the Tubal Cain Trail in Olympic National Forest.
Stunning views like this scene along the Tubal Cain Trail in Olympic National Forest await backpackers. (Michael J. Foster/WDFW)

Backpacking unlocks Washington’s wildlands





The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is dedicated to preserving, protecting and perpetuating the state’s fish and wildlife resources.

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