You can exchange tags for a different area or a different weapon type, but your request must be made prior to the following deadlines: for archery tag holders before September 1, muzzleloader tag holders before September 20, and modern firearm tag holders before October 10.
However, if you submitted hunt choices (except Points Option) for a Special Permit application that required a big game transport tag, then you cannot exchange tags after the Special Permit application submission deadline.
If you submitted with the Points Option hunt choice, regardless of the submission method, a tag exchange can be made until the deadline listed above for your weapon type.
For additional information on tag exchanges, please refer to WAC 220-55-040.
5th of June, 2013