Director’s Bulletin | March/April 2022

A young angler with a nice Puget Sound Chinook salmon. Photo by Mark Reidesel.

Washington salmon seasons tentatively set for 2022–23

A mule deer buck seen in Douglas County, north-central Washington.

Fish and Wildlife Commission updates, land acquisitions, and hunting seasons

Five wolves in Eastern Washington. Photo by Sarah Bassing, University of Washington.

Annual Washington wolf population report shows growth in 2021

Sophia and Neil with two nice trout caught at Martha Lake in Mill Creek on Saturday, April 23, 2022.

Trout season ramps up after lowland lakes open, WDFW Derby underway

A happy young hunter with their first turkey. Photo by Sally McKerney.

New license year, spring turkey hunting, and Special Hunt applications

A black bear checks out bird feeders. Photo by Aaron McEwen.

Bears are emerging from dens: tips to reduce and prevent conflicts

Gathering shellfish can be fun for the kids and a good time to also explore the many creatures that inhabit the tidelands. Photo by Paul Kim.

Saltwater opportunities aplenty: shellfish gathering, halibut openers, jetty fishing, and more

WDFW plans prescribed fires, dependent on conditions, on Eastern Washington wildlife areas

Next steps for the 10-Year Recreation Strategy for WDFW-managed Lands, public input sought on e-bikes

Merwin Dam on the Lewis River in southwest Washington. Merwin Dam is the lowermost of the three dams blocking fish passage on the North Fork Lewis River. Photo by Thomas O’Keefe.

New hope for salmon and steelhead passage on the Lewis River

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