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
Close up photo of a Mule Deer in a field next to a tree. WDFW seeks comments on a draft mule deer management plan
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is seeking public comments through Oct. 31 on a draft plan to guide management of the state’s mule deer populations.
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View the Draft Mule Deer 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