Identification of Wolves and Lynx in Washington
Wolves and Lynx are in Washington
Both are protected by state and federal laws so they cannot be shot or killed. Be sure of identification if you are hunting coyote (statewide), or bobcats (northern WA).
Report wolf or other wildlife observations at: wdfw.wa.gov/get-involved/report-observations
Wolf or coyote?
YOU can help keep bears wild by being BearWise at your home or while camping, hunting, fishing or hiking.
- Never feed or approach bears
- Keep garbage bins indoors until trash day and remove bird feeders when bears are active (Apr-Nov)
- Keep chickens and other small livestock protected in proper, covered, enclosures
Learn more about living responsibly with black bears by visiting