Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife


What is the difference between the daily bag limit and the possession limit for game animals?

  • For upland birds and waterfowl, the daily bag limit is the maximum number of birds that can be harvested in a single day. In some cases the bag limit can be an aggregate of species, but other times it is limited by species and sex. The appropriate hunting regulations pamphlet should be consulted. The possession limit is the total number of birds that can be kept while in the field or in transit.

    The hunting regulations pamphlets can be found on the WDFW website at http://wdfw.wa.gov/hunting/regulations/.
  • The daily bag limit and possession limit for big-game animals are the same.
  • The daily bag limit and possession limit for wild turkey varies by area and season. The appropriate Wild Turkey Hunting Regulations Pamphlet should be consulted.


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30th of October, 2015