WDFW now allows separate applications for specific categories of deer, elk, bighorn sheep, moose, and cougar permits. Specifically, hunters may purchase and submit separate applications for a variety of categories, to include:
WDFW then conducts a separate drawing for permits in each category.
This approach has several advantages over the previous system. First, it reduces the number of applicants in each drawing, thereby potentially improving hunters' odds of being selected. Also, those who are interested in more than one kind of hunt have a chance of being drawn for each of them.
Department managers are hopeful that these improvements will result in greater customer satisfaction and increase applications for special hunting permits. The additional revenue is intended for use in increasing hunter access to private property.
This plan was developed with broad public input and the strong support of the Department’s Game Management Advisory Council.
8th of May, 2012