Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW)is dedicated to preserving, protecting and perpetuating the state’s fish and wildlife resources. The department operates under a dual mandate from the Washington Legislature to protect and enhance fish and wildlife and their habitats and maximize sustainable, fish- and wildlife-related recreational and commercial opportunities.

Programs

Private Lands Access Program

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife reaches agreements with private landowners to allow the public access to their property. These agreements are typically for hunting, although can also include other outdoor recreation such as fishing. While the majority of lands currently in the program are farming and ranching lands, industrial timberlands are also made available through the program. Four main types of landowner agreements are used, including: * Feel Free To Hunt: lands are...