Harvest guideline system
In hunt areas with a harvest guideline, the Director may close the cougar late hunting season after January 1 in one or more GMUs if cougar harvest meets or exceeds the guideline. Starting January 1, cougar hunters may hunt cougar from January 1 until the hunt area harvest guideline has been reached and the GMU(s) is closed by the Director or March 31, whichever occurs first. All cougars killed by licensed hunters during the early and late hunting seasons, and seasons authorized under WAC 232-12-243 shall be counted toward the harvest guideline. It is each cougar hunter’s responsibility to verify if the cougar late hunting season is open or closed in hunt areas with a harvest guideline. Cougar hunters can verify if the season is open or closed by calling the toll free cougar hunting hotline (1-866-364-4868) or visiting this website. The hotline and website will be updated weekly beginning January 1, 2014.

Information last updated: April 2, 2014

Hunt Area Late Hunting Season Harvest
Guideline
Status
GMU 101 Jan 1, 2014 to March 31, 2014 7-9 Closed  
GMU 105 Jan 1, 2014 to March 31, 2014 2 Closed  01/01/2014
GMU 108, 111 Jan 1, 2014 to March 31, 2014 5-6 Closed  03/19/2014
GMU 113 Jan 1, 2014 to March 31, 2014 4-6 Closed  
GMU 117 Jan 1, 2014 to March 31, 2014 6-8 Closed  01/01/2014
GMU 121 Jan 1, 2014 to March 31, 2014 5-6 Closed  
GMUs 124, 127, 130 Jan 1, 2014 to March 31, 2014 7-9 Closed  
GMUs 133, 136, 139, 142, 248, 454, 260, 262, 266, 269, 272, 278, 284, 290, 330, 334, 371, 372, 373, 379, 381 Jan 1, 2014 to March 31, 2014 none Closed  
GMUs 145, 166, 175, 178 Jan 1, 2014 to March 31, 2014 3-4 Closed  01/08/2014
GMU's 149, 154, 162, 163 Jan 1, 2014 to March 31, 2014 4-6 Closed  01/01/2014
GMUs 169, 172, 181, 186 Jan 1, 2014 to March 31, 2014 3-4 Closed  01/08/2014
GMU 203 Jan 1, 2014 to March 31, 2014 4-6 Closed  
GMU 204 Jan 1, 2014 to March 31, 2014 6-8 Closed  
GMUs 209, 215 Jan 1, 2014 to March 31, 2014 4-5 Closed  
GMUs 218, 231 Jan 1, 2014 to March 31, 2014 4-6 Closed  
GMUs 224 Jan 1, 2014 to March 31, 2014 2-3 Closed  
GMUs 233, 239 Jan 1, 2014 to March 31, 2014 3-4 Closed  
GMUs 242, 243 Jan 1, 2014 to March 31, 2014 4-6 Closed  
GMUs 244, 246, 247 Jan 1, 2014 to March 31, 2014 5-6 Closed  
GMUs 245, 250 Jan 1, 2014 to March 31, 2014 5-6 Closed  
GMUs 249, 251 Jan 1, 2014 to March 31, 2014 5-6 Closed  02/28/2014
GMUs 328, 329, 335 Jan 1, 2014 to March 31, 2014 6-8 Closed  01/01/2014
GMUs 336, 340, 342, 346 Jan 1, 2014 to March 31, 2014 5-7 Closed  01/01/2014
GMUs 352, 356, 360, 364, 368 Jan 1, 2014 to March 31, 2014 5-7 Closed  
GMUs 382, 388 Jan 1, 2014 to March 31, 2014 3-4 Closed  01/01/2014
GMU 407 Jan 1, 2014 to March 31, 2014 none Closed  
GMUs 418, 426, 437 Jan 1, 2014 to March 31, 2014 11-15 Closed  
GMUs 448, 450 Jan 1, 2014 to March 31, 2014 9-13 Closed  
GMU 454 Jan 1, 2014 to March 31, 2014 none Closed  
GMU 460 Jan 1, 2014 to March 31, 2014 5-7 Closed  
GMUs 466, 485a, 490 a
Special deer permit required to hunt cougar in GMU 485
Jan 1, 2014 to March 31, 2014 2-3 Closed  02/13/14
GMUs 501, 504, 506, 530 Jan 1, 2014 to March 31, 2014 7-10 Closed  
GMUs 503, 505, 520, 550 Jan 1, 2014 to March 31, 2014 6-8 Closed  
GMUs 510, 513 Jan 1, 2014 to March 31, 2014 3-4 Closed  
GMU 516 Jan 1, 2014 to March 31, 2014 3-5 Closed  01/18/2014
GMUs 524, 554, 556 Jan 1, 2014 to March 31, 2014 3-4 Closed  
GMU 560 Jan 1, 2014 to March 31, 2014 5-6 Closed  
GMU 564, 568 Jan 1, 2014 to March 31, 2014 3-4 Closed  03/02/2014
GMU 572 Jan 1, 2014 to March 31, 2014 3-4 Closed  
GMUs 574, 578 Jan 1, 2014 to March 31, 2014 3-5 Closed  01/01/2014
GMUs 601, 602, 603, 612 Jan 1, 2014 to March 31, 2014 5-7 Closed  
GMUs 607, 615 Jan 1, 2014 to March 31, 2014 4-5 Closed  
GMUs 618, 636, 638 Jan 1, 2014 to March 31, 2014 4-5 Closed  
GMUs 621, 624, 627, 633 Jan 1, 2014 to March 31, 2014 none Closed  
GMUs 642, 648, 651 Jan 1, 2014 to March 31, 2014 6-8 Closed  01/08/2014
GMUs 652, 666 Jan 1, 2014 to March 31, 2014 none Closed  
GMUs 653, 654 Jan 1, 2014 to March 31, 2014 4-6 Closed  
GMUs 658, 660, 663, 672, 673, 681, 684, 699 Jan 1, 2014 to March 31, 2014 9-12 Closed  
GMU 667 Jan 1, 2014 to March 31, 2014 3-4 Closed  01/08/2014
a Hunters possessing a deer or elk special permit for GMU 485 may hunt cougar in this unit during that permit hunt.