Regional News

Commissioner Franz Urges Residents, Recreationists to ‘Play it Safe’ this Wildfire Season

News Release


Apr 23, 2021
Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz is encouraging residents to play it safe when it comes to human-caused wildfires.  …





Newhouse Responds to Governor Inslee’s “Washington Recovery Plan”


Apr 23, 2020
Today, Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) released the following statement in response to Governor Inslee’s “Washington Recovery Plan”:…

Special hunt permit application deadline May 18


Apr 20, 2020
Hunters can submit special hunt applications between April 20 to May 18 for deer, elk, mountain goat, moose, bighorn sheep, and…

Studded tire removal deadline further extended to May 15


Apr 08, 2020
The arrival of spring typically means drivers in Washington have until March 31 to remove studded tires. However, this year the…

Fishing, shellfish harvesting, and some hunting postponed


Apr 06, 2020
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) today announced that recreational fishing, shellfish harvesting and spring…

Spring youth turkey hunt canceled


Mar 30, 2020
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) today announced a decision to cancel the youth turkey hunt previously…