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1-877-933-9847

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For more information on
hunting, please contact the
WDFW Wildlife Program.
Phone: 360-902-2515
wildthing@dfw.wa.gov

Hunter’s Code of Conduct
The code emphasizes the need for hunters to show respect for wildlife and to be considerate of non-hunters.

 

 

 

 

SPECIAL HUNT PERMITS & RAFFLES
Special Hunt Permit Applications
Purchase & Submit Special Hunt Permit Applications
April 22-May 22, 2014
Raffle Permit Opportunities for 2014
2013 Game Harvest Reports NEW!

BIG GAME HUNTING SEASONS & RULES
Deer, Elk, Black Bear, Cougar, Mountain Goat, Moose, Bighorn Sheep, Bobcat, Coyote, Fox, Grouse, Raccoon, Rabbit & Hare, Wild Turkey Early and Late Fall
2014 BIG GAME HUNTING PAMPHLET COVER PHOTO
Download Big Game Hunting Seasons and Rules Pamphlet [PDF] NEW!
Corrections to the Big Game Regulation Pamphlet
(as of April 22, 2014)
Special Hunt Permit Opportunities FAQ
Hunter Orange Requirements
Mountain Goat Permit Hunt Area Boundary Maps
Mt. Spokane Moose Unit Boundary Maps
Cougar Hunting Area Openings and Closures

WILDLIFE HEALTH
Elk Hoof Disease
Sporadic reports of lame elk or elk with overgrown or missing hooves have been received in southwest Washington since the mid 1990’s. Reports of this “hoof disease” have been increasing and hunters have regularly seen and sometimes harvested an elk with this condition.
Learn more >>

Elk Hoof Disease Public Working Group (EHDPWG) NEW!
Frequently Asked Questions
Submit an Elk Hoof Rot / Deformation Report

2015-2021 GAME MANAGEMENT PLAN DEVELOPMENT

WDFW is conducting a public opinion survey to help identify key wildlife issues to be addressed in the department’s 2015-2021 Game Management Plan. The information gathered from the survey will help WDFW update its current plan, originally developed in 2003 and updated in 2009. Learn more >>

2009-2015 Game Management Plan Accomplishments
2009-2015 Game Management Plan

PRIVATE LANDS HUNTING ACCESS
Private Lands Hunting Access Through new agreements with private landowners, WDFW has succeeded in opening up tens of thousands of acres of private farmland and timberland through programs such as “Feel Free to Hunt” and “Register to Hunt.” The latest program, “Hunt By Reservation,” allows hunters to get hunting information for specific properties and book a reservation online.  Find properties to hunt >>>

Hunt by Reservation system now available

GAME MANAGEMENT
2012 Game Status and Trend Report
The Game Status and Trend Report describes the current status and assesses trends in populations for game species within the state. For major species, separate sections cover each region or other management unit. Download Today >>

HUNTER EDUCATION

Register today! - Hunter education training is required in Washington State for all hunters born after January 1, 1972. The Department of Fish and Wildlife offers both traditional classroom and online hunter education classes.

Tips on Getting Prepared for Hunting Season!

KEEP YOUR VISION ON TARGET

KEEP YOUR VISION ON TARGET
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Hunters with a valid Washington hunting license are now eligible to receive a free visual acuity screening at participating optometrist locations across the state.
HUNTING SAFETY
Hunter Orange Requirements WDFW would like to remind hunters to be safe, follow the regulations and practice hunter safety.
Hunter Safety Reminder   YouTube
Hunter Orange Requirements

 

 
Buy Your License Online! Buy Your License Online!
Search Special Hunt Drawing Results
  You can now look up ALL your Special Hunt results. See your current and past results using the link below.
  Check your special permit drawing results
   HUNTER REPORTING
iPads and iPhones are not compatible with the hunter reporting tool.To avoid problems please report online with a regular computer or by telephone at 877-945-3492.
Submit a Big Game Hunting Report
Submit a Migratory Bird Hunting Report
Submit a Furbearer Trapping Report
GoHunt
GoHunt!
Interactive mapping for hunting and recreational activities in Washington
GoHunt
   LATEST NEWS
Commission will consider adopting new hunting rules at April meeting
WDFW will hold two public meetings on hoof disease in S.W. Washington
WDFW asks public's help to generate leads in shooting of radio-collared wolf
Commission to take public comments on hunting proposals at Moses Lake meeting
Hunters have until March 31 to apply for multiple-season permits
Spring black bear hunt applications due Feb. 28
Non-resident disabled veterans can now apply for low-cost fishing, hunting licenses
West Nile virus, fish and wildlife
More Hunting Info & Regulation Updates
Buy your hunting license today!
   WHERE TO GO
Weekender Report
Hunting Prospects - 2012 Hunting Forecasts by District
Wildlife Areas
Water Access Sites
Accessing Washington's Outdoors (ADA)
Game Management Unit (GMU) Maps and Information
Wildlife License Plates
Wildlife License Plates
Help Support Wildlife Activities in Washington
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Hunting Regulations & Seasons
Wildlife Program Weekly Activity Reports
WDFW Rule Making Activities
Migratory Bird Authorization Application
Chronic Wasting Disease Information
Check your Eartagged Game
Tooth Age Lookup
Information about tribal hunting
   GAME MANAGEMENT REPORTS
Game Harvest Reports
Game Status and Trend Report