Regulations & Seasons
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2015-2017 Hunting Season Setting Process

Latest Rulemaking Activities:

2017-2018 Hunting Regulations
The Department is considering making rule changes for the following topics: Hunting regulations and seasons for big game, small game, and migratory waterfowl; rules concerning importation and retention of dead non-resident wildlife; special closures and firearm restriction areas; mandatory report of hunting activity; and other related rules changes as needed.

  • CR-101 – Tentative Filing Date (12/06/16)
    Invitation to discuss rules on this subject
  • CR-102 – Tentative Filing Date (2/01/17)
    Notice and opportunity to comment on this current rulemaking proposal
  • Public Comment Period – February 1-22, 2017
  • A public hearing will take place March 17-18, 2017, in Olympia, WA