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Officials Cancel Razor Clam Dig Along Washington Coast
BREMERTON (AP) — State officials have closed razor clam digging at Twin Harbors in response to high levels of marine toxins.
The Kitsap Sun reports that the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife says it has canceled a razor clam dig planned for Friday in the 10-mile clamming area between A…
State Officials: Killing of Wolf Pack Suspended
OLYMPIA (AP) — State officials say after fatally shooting seven wolves, efforts to kill a wolf pack in northeast Washington have ended.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife announced Wednesday it will not pursue the remaining members of the Profanity Peak wolf pack...
Razor Clam Digs Delayed by Marine Toxin Levels at Long Beach
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is delaying razor clam digs at Long Beach and reviewing openings at other ocean beaches because of rising marine toxin levels.
State coastal shellfish manager Dan Ayres says digs at Long Beach are on hold until tests show toxi…
Group Protests Eradication of Profanity Peak Wolf Pack
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Dozens of protesters gathered outside of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife to decry the killing of a pack of wolves in northeastern Washington.
The group rallied in opposition of the agency's decision to eradicate the Profanity Peak pack in order to prote…
Sales of State Hunting, Fishing Licenses Temporarily Halted
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — State officials say the sale of hunting and fishing licenses has been suspended due to a cybersecurity breach.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife said Wednesday it halted the sale of fishing and hunting licenses while it works with the state Office of Cyber Sec…
State, Tribal Officials Agree on Puget Sound Salmon Plan
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — State and tribal fishery officials say after several weeks of negotiations they've agreed on a plan that will allow for a 2016-2017 Puget Sound salmon-fishing season.
The agreement reached Thursday must be approved by federal officials but anglers likely will be able …
Advisory Panel Agrees on Policy to Lethally Control Wolves
ELLENSBURG, Wash. (AP) — The group that advises Washington state on the management of wolves has agreed to a policy on how to lethally control the predators.
The Capital Press reports the policy clarifies that ranchers and others will be expected to remove livestock carcasses and bones and take…
Landslides Closes Small Portion of Mission Ridge
WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) — A portion of the Mission Ridge Ski Area near Wenatchee has been closed because of a 100-acre landslide.
No one was injured in the landslide, most of which occurred on land leased to the ski area by the U.S. Forest Service...

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