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Razor Clam Dig, May 13-20

Razor clam dig, Twin Harbors, Washington

Last year the final dig of the season was at the end of May, lasted only three days, and was at Twin Harbors only. This year, clam diggers hoping for a few late-season razor clam digs on Washington beaches will have plenty of options to consider. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) today approved eight days of digging, ... Read More »

Razor Clam Dig, Nov. 15-20

Razor Clams, Grayland Beaches

State fishery managers have approved the second of two evening razor-clam digs this month, this one running from Friday, Nov. 15, through Wednesday, Nov. 20, at various ocean beaches. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) approved the dig after marine toxin tests showed the clams on those beaches are safe to eat. Dan Ayres, WDFW coastal shellfish manager, ... Read More »

Woodland Bottoms Birding Expedition, Nov. 16

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Join the Willapa Hills Audubon Society this Saturday, Nov. 16, in a Woodland Bottoms birding expedition. “We expect to see waterfowl, cranes, and raptors on this trip to a predominately field and farmland area south of Longview in the bottoms between Woodland and the Columbia River,” said Stephen Glucroft of WHAS. Plan to leave Longview at 8:00 a.m. and return ... Read More »

Deer Hunting in the ‘Burbs: Urban Archery Seasons Open Across the Country

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Archery hunters in Indiana, Missouri, Ohio, Arkansas and Minnesota may not have to go far to find their deer this year, some will walk out their back door and climb into a tree stand in their own backyard. These states have all instituted Urban Deer Hunting programs and the trend is spreading. The Arrowhead Bowhunters Alliance started hunting in Duluth, Minnesota, over ... Read More »

WDFW tentatively schedules digs through December

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WDFW has tentatively scheduled three razor clam digs for December, including 15 total digging days in the month and a three-day New Year’s Eve dig at four coastal razor clam beaches. Dan Ayres, WDFW coastal shellfish manager, said final word on the first series of digs will be announced after marine-toxin test results confirm clams are safe to eat prior ... Read More »

October razor clam dig approved, November digs tentatively set

Razor Clams, Grayland Beaches

State shellfish managers have approved a six-day razor clam dig starting Oct. 17 and have scheduled tentative dates for additional openings in November. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) approved the final October dig after marine toxin tests confirmed the clams are safe to eat. The dig runs from Oct. 17-22 and begins after noon each day on ... Read More »

Cowlitz River Fishing Report (10/07/13)

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While there are still some nice fall Chinook coming into the Cowlitz River, the anglers have mainly turned their focus to the coho salmon this week. If you head up to the Barrier Dam, don’t expect to be lonely. The traffic is heavy from the boat launch all the way up to the pool. I fished with guide Rick Estes ... Read More »

Razor clam dig starting Friday, Oct. 4-8

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Clam diggers today got a green light to proceed with a five-day razor clam dig set to begin Friday (Oct. 4) on four ocean beaches. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) approved the evening dig – the second of the fall season – after marine toxin tests showed that the clams on all four beaches are safe to ... Read More »

Cowlitz River Fishing Report (09/21/13)

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In spite of the (what seems like) million times that The Outdoor Line radio show has promoted fishing at the Cowlitz River as “a mixed bag of great fishing all the way up to the Barrier Dam,” it just ain’t so … not yet anyway. At the moment, the flows are low and we could use a good rain. Not ... Read More »

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