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For more information on
hunting, please contact the
WDFW Wildlife Program.
Phone: 360-902-2515


Photo of a forested hillside on fire. Major wildfires are currently burning in Washington, raising concerns among hunters about access to hunting areas. WDFW has compiled a list of major public lands and contact information to help hunters determine whether they can access specific lands throughout the state. Learn more >>

Photo of hunter and son with harbested turkey. 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

Photo of wildflowers in Methow Wildlife Area Washington's Wildlife Areas are diverse in habitat and species offering many opportunites for wildlife viewing, hunting, fishing, hiking, camping. With over 150 different areas to choose from the choices for activities are abundant. Some areas are closer than you think.
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You will need a Discover Pass or Vehicle Access Pass to access WDFW Areas
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Learn more about accessing private lands

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

GoHuntAccess multi-layered maps displaying game management unit (GMU) boundaries, deer and elk management areas, pheasant-release sites, and Private Lands Hunting Opportunities, as well as roads, topographical features and county lines. In addition, harvest statistics and hunting regulations are available by specific locale and species.