Outdoors

OUTDOORS: Salmon habitat could get a boost from riparian bill

A wide-ranging habitat restoration and riparian habitat bill that would earmark $90 million for the state Department of Fish and Wildlife had its first reading… Continue reading

 

AREA SPORTS BRIEFS: State Parks Commission to meet at Fort Worden

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will hold its regular in-person commission meeting Jan. 27 in The Commons at Fort Worden Historical… Continue reading

 

State Senate aims to reform commission

Bills would require quicker appointments

 

Seven more days of razor clam digs were confirmed by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.
(Tammy Foes/Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife)

OUTDOORS: Daily limit returns to 15 razor clams; 7 more digs confirmed

Razor clam enthusiasts can head to coastal beaches to ring in the new year as shellfish managers with the Washington Department of Fish… Continue reading

Seven more days of razor clam digs were confirmed by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.
(Tammy Foes/Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife)

OUTDOORS: Region 6 open house provides information

Three petitions exist to reverse bear hunt decision

AREA SPORTS BRIEFS: Additional razor clam digs set; PC women split two

Razor clam digs have been confirmed through Dec. 23, with more tentative dates planned over the New Year’s Holiday. “These late-winter digs… Continue reading

West End fishing rules clarified

Gamefish and migratory salmon fishing seasons and steelhead limits have been updated for a number of West End rivers. The updates clarify rules on coastal… Continue reading

OUTDOORS: Spring bear hunts halted on emotional, not factual basis

Black bear population stable; nursing sows not targeted by hunters

New restrictions have been put in place for steelhead fishing on outer coast rivers on the Olympic Peninsula. (Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife)

OUTDOORS: Steelhead restrictions in place on outer coast

State, tribal and Olympic National Park wildlife officials are taking steps to restrict fisheries along the Washington coast to protect steelhead this… Continue reading

New restrictions have been put in place for steelhead fishing on outer coast rivers on the Olympic Peninsula. (Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife)

Olympic National Forest holiday tree permits are available

Olympic National Forest holiday tree permits are available to purchase online or from vendors on the Olympic Peninsula. To obtain a… Continue reading

OUTDOORS: Plenty of options for outdoor sports even in the wet weather

Staying warm and well-fed on leftovers may be the most attractive option considering the forecast of three potential atmospheric rivers sweeping their way over the… Continue reading

OUTDOORS: Last coast steelhead virtual town hall scheduled

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is inviting the public to a coastal steelhead virtual town hall at 5 p.m. Nov. 29.… Continue reading

OUTDOORS: Hybrid options for steelhead season

If you thought steelhead regulations weren’t difficult to decipher already, low-forecasted returns have the state Department of Fish and Wildlife considering river-specific rules for coastal… Continue reading

OUTDOORS: Dungeness River opener set Saturday

A popular fall fishery, hatchery coho on the Dungeness River, opens Saturday. Salmon anglers can keep up to four hatchery coho of a minimum size… Continue reading

OUTDOORS: Coastal steelhead virtual town hall set for Oct. 26

Peninsula Daily News OLYMPIA ­­— Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife fishery managers invite the public to join a virtual town hall at 5 p.m.… Continue reading

OUTDOORS: Still some saltwater salmon options left

The floating docks have been removed, the final downrigger cable has been reeled in and the last coho of September and the summer saltwater salmon… Continue reading

More razor clams days are set for October on the outer coast. (Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife)

OUTDOORS: Second razor clam dig opening starts Sunday

More than 1 million harvested in late-September digs

More razor clams days are set for October on the outer coast. (Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife)