You can hunt deer, elk, bear, cougar, or turkey without drawing a special permit. You can hunt the general season for any of these species by buying a general season license. Information on general seasons can be found in Washington's Big Game Hunting Seasons & Regulations pamphlet at http://wdfw.wa.gov/hunting/regulations/.
However, hunting mountain goat, moose, or bighorn sheep is different. These three species have no general season. You can only hunt them by either drawing or winning a special permit, a raffle permit hunt, or a big game auction.
Information on raffle permit hunts can be found on the WDFW website at http://wdfw.wa.gov/hunting/permits/raffles/.
Information on big game auction hunts can be found on the WDFW website at http://wdfw.wa.gov/hunting/permits/raffles/auctions.html.
28th of December, 2015