Mailing Address:
Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife
Wildlife Program
Master Hunter Section
600 Capitol Way North
Olympia, WA  98501-1091

Physical Address:
WDFW – Wildlife Program
Natural Resources Building
Fifth Floor
1111 Washington Street SE
Olympia, WA 9850


Elk Activity Updates

Elk Activity update – December 18, 2014
Please report harvest to (509) 925–9323


  • Please call in to 925-9323 to report where and when (time and date) your animal was harvested and how many animals were in the group.
  • If you see fences torn down by elk getting pushed around them, please offer to make repairs. This may help keep you in good standing with private property owners.
  • DO NOT pursue elk toward or into damage areas without prior landowner permission.  Chased elk damage fences and damage landowner relations.

3911 Kittitas County

PThe general 3911 Master Hunter Season has closed.  Hunters with Fairview Permits (Hunt 2703) will be used as needed to address elk damage in the 3911 Elk Area.   

3912 Yakima County

Permission is required to enter private lands.

  • Tampico – Elk are entering hay fields and orchards in the area and traveling along Ahtanum Creek.  Elk numbers are increasing in this area east of the elk fence in damage areas.  Master Hunters are urged to view Yakima County Assessor maps and make landowner contacts in this area.  Some public land exists in this area and elk are using both public and private lands.
  • Naches –Elk have been reported along the Naches River above Naches. Elk have been reported in cut hay fields and pastures as well as orchard areas. 
  • Tieton – No new reports.
  • Wenas – No reported activity.
  • West Valley – Elk have been reported east of the elk fence, mainly in orchard areas.  

Yakima Training Center – GMU 371

No recent reports.