This Game Management Plan guides the department's management of hunted wildlife for six year timeframes. The focus is on the scientific management of game populations, harvest management, and other significant factors affecting game populations. Learn more >>
The comment period for the Mule Deer Management Plan has concluded. The next steps in the Mule Deer Management Plan development process will include review and incorporation of the public comments, then we move on to the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) review process, and then final assessment and adoption by the Director of WDFW. Learn more >>
Game Status & Trend The Game Status and Trend Report describes the current status and assesses trends in populations for game species within the state. For major species, separate sections cover each region or other management unit.
Game Harvest Reports Game Harvest Reports provide annual harvest statistics based on hunter reporting. Species recorded include elk, deer, turkey, cougar, black bear and small game. Trapping reports are also included.