Photo of deer with velvet antlers 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 >>

View the 2015-2021 Game Management Plan
Photo of three elk in snowy field.
Final Willapa Hills Elk Herd Management Plan
The Willapa Hills Elk Herd is one of ten herds identified in Washington State. The purpose of the Selkirk Elk Herd Plan is to provide direction for managing the Selkirk elk herd.
Learn more >>
View the Willapa Hills Elk Herd Management Plan

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.

Game Management Plans