Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife


How do Special Permit hunt choices work?

Thinking about the order and the amount of hunt choices you select is important. The system starts with your first hunt choice and works down your list. If the system has no permits available for any of your hunt choices, your application earns a point and the system moves on to the next application.

The question remains, should I choose only one hunt choice or as many as I can? It depends. Both options offer pros and cons.

For those that only want to draw a certain hunt, choosing only one hunt choice might be the best bet. This guarantees you use your points for a hunt you really want to draw, but it also makes it tougher to draw a permit.

On the other hand, choosing more hunt choices gives you more chances to draw a permit. However, you risk losing your points for a hunt you might not really want to draw. If you draw your fourth choice, your points in that category go to zero. So make sure you only submit choices you really want to draw.

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6th of July, 2015