Regulation Pamphlets

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
Cover Photo of hunter sitting on a log looking into a valley with binoculars.
Download 2017 Big Game Hunting Seasons and Rules Pamphlet [PDF]
Corrections to the Big Game Regulation Pamphlet
(as of November 20, 2017)
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Special Hunt Permit Opportunities FAQ
Initiative 594 (I-594) as it Relates to Hunting FAQ
Hunter Orange Requirements
Hunting Maps
2018 Spring Black Bear Special Permit Hunts
Cougar Hunting Area Openings and Closures
How Are Big Game Hunting Seasons Set?

MIGRATORY WATERFOWL & UPLAND GAME REGULATIONS
Duck, Coot, Snipe, Geese, Brant, Band-tailed Pigeon, Dove, Mourning Dove, Swan, Forest Grouse, Sage & Sharptailed Grouse, Ptarmigan, Pheasant, California (Valley) Quail and Northern Bobwhite, Mountain Quail, Partridge, Cottontail & Snowshoe Hare, Jackrabbit & Pygmy Rabbit, Crow
MIGRATORY WATERFOWL & UPLAND GAME HUNTING PAMPHLET
Download Migratory Waterfowl and Upland Game Regulations Pamphlet [PDF]
Falconry Seasons
Hunter Orange Requirements
Canada Goose Identification Testing for Management Areas 2A and 2B
Ducks at a Distance: A Waterfowl Identification Guide
Washington Sea Duck Management Strategies

SPRING TURKEY REGULATIONS
April-May hunting of Merriam’s Turkey, Rio Grande Turkey, and Eastern Turkey
2016 Spring Turkey Regulation Pamphlet Cover. Mother and daughter holding harvested turkey.
Download 2017 Spring Wild Turkey Season and Regulations [PDF]
For Early and Late Fall Turkey Seasons, please see Big Game Hunting Seasons and Rules Pamphlet.

 


TRAPPING SEASONS & RULES
Bobcat, Raccoon, Coyote, Fox, Cotton Tail & Snowshoe Hare
 
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   Hunter Reporting
To report your harvest and hunting activity and to view special permit hunt information, please visit fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov to login to your account. Once logged in, you will be able to view your purchase history, special permits, and report on your transport tags and migratory bird authorizations.
   Season Setting
2018-2020 Hunting Regulation Proposals
How Are Big Game Hunting Seasons Set?
WDFW Rules Information Center
Search for hunts in the new Webmap application: search by criteria or location, explore general seasons and permit hunts, review season info, flags and hunt notes.
   Hunting Hours & Season Summaries
Important Hunting Information Dates
Summary of General Hunting Season Dates
Official Hunting Hours For Game Animals and Forest Grouse
Official Hunting Hours For Migratory Game Birds, Upland Game Birds, and Turkeys
Summary of Falconry Seasons
   Game Reserves
View game reserve maps and legal descriptions
   Special Permits
Purchase a Special Permit Application
Submit a Special Permit Application
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