Regulations & Seasons
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Summary of General Hunting Season Dates
These tables are summaries only, see the appropriate regulation pamphlet for complete details.

Deer:
Modern Firearm
Archery
Muzzleloader
Elk:
Modern Firearm
Archery
Muzzleloader
Other:
Small Game Wild Turkey Fall Season Hunts
Bear Upland Game Bird
Cougar Migratory Game Bird

Deer: Modern Firearm

Hunt Season 2015 Dates Game Management Units (GMUs)
Note: See page 90 in the Big Game Hunting Seasons and Regulations
for Firearm Restricted Areas
Legal Deer
High Buck Hunts
(See page 99 for information on U.S. Forest Service maps.)
Sept. 15-25 Alpine Lakes, Mount Baker, Glacier Peak, Pasayten, All Wilderness Areas on the Olympic Peninsula, Henry Jackson Wilderness Areas and Lake Chelan Recreation Area 3 pt. min.
General Season
Black-tailed Deer Oct. 17-31 407, 418, 426, 437, 448, 450, 454, 460, 466, 501-505, 506a, 510-520, 524, 530ad, 550-556, 560, 568, 572, 574, 601-621, 624 (except Deer Area 6020), 627-654, 658-699d Any buck
410-417, 419-422, 564a, 655, Deer Area 6020 Any deer
578d 3 pt. min.
White-tailed Deer Oct. 17 - 27 203-284 Any buck
127-154, 162-169, 172 (except Deer Area 1040), 175-186 3 pt. min.
373, 379d, 381 Any deer
Oct. 17 - 30 101, 105, 108, 111, 113, 117, 121, 124 Any buck
Mule Deer Oct. 17 - 27 101-154, 162-169, 172 (except Deer Area 1040), 175-186, 203-284, 328, 330-368, 372*, 373, 379d, 381, 382*, 388 3 pt. min.
Late General Season
Black-tailed Deer Nov. 19 - 22 407, 454, 466, 501-505, 506a, 510-520, 524, 530ad, 550-560, 568, 572, 601-621, 624 (except Deer Area 6020), 627-654, 658-699d Any buck
410-417, 419-422, 564a, 655, Deer Area 6020 Any deer
White-tailed Deer Nov. 7 - 19 105, 108, 111, 113, 117, 121, 124 Any buck
Hunters 65 and Over, Disabled, or Youth General Seasons
White-tailed Deer Oct. 17 - 27 127-142, 145, 149d, 154, Deer Area 1010, and 178 3 pt. min. or antlerless
Oct. 17 - 30 101, 105, 108, 111, 113, 117, 121, 124 Any deer
Nov. 7 - 19 Deer Area 1050 Any deer
Deer Areas 1060, 1070, and 1080 Antlerless only
Youth General Seasons
White-tailed Deer Oct. 17 - 27 127-142, 145, 149d, 154, Deer Area 1010, and 178 3 pt. min. or antlerless
Oct. 17 - 30 101, 105, 108, 111, 113, 117, 121, 124 Any deer
Nov. 7 - 19 Deer Area 1050 Any deer
Deer Areas 1060, 1070, and 1080 Antlerless only
a See Big Game Closures on page 89 of the Big Game Hunting Seasons and Regulations. Columbia White-tailed Deer (CWTD) have recently been transplanted to the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge and may now be found in GMU 564 - as a reminder CWTD cannot be harvested as they are protected state and federally listed endangered species. Please refer to page (18) for visual characteristic between white-tailed and black-tailed deer. If you have any questions please call the Ridgefield NWR Manager at 360-887-2122 or visit http://www.fws.gov/jbh/translocation.html.
d Visit http://www.fws.gov/ for information about hunting on U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service refuge lands.
* GMUs 372 and 382 are mainly private property. Hunters are advised to research ownership and access for hunting these units.

Deer: Archery

Hunt Area 2015 Dates Game Management Units (GMUs)
Note: See page 90 in the Big Game Hunting Seasons and Regulations
for Firearm Restricted Areas
Legal
Deer
Early Archery General Deer Seasons
Black-tailed Deer Sept. 1 - 27 510, 513, 516, 520, 556 Any deer
506a, 530ad, 550, 560, 572 Any buck
Sept. 1 - 30 407-426, 437, 448, 450, 454, 466, 501, 504, 505, 524, 554, 564a, 568, 621-636, 648-652, 654-673, 684d Any deer
460, 503, 574, 601-618, 638, 642, 653, 681, and 699d Any buck
578d 3 pt. min.
White-tailed Deer Sept. 1 - 27 154, 162, 163, 178 3 pt. min. or antlerless
169, 175 3 pt. min.
Sept. 1 - 30 101, 105, 108, 111, 113, 117, 121 Any deer
124, 204-250, 254-284, 373d, 379, 381 Any deer
127-149, 166, 172 (except Deer Area 1040), 181, 186 3 pt. min. or antlerless
Mule Deer Sept. 1 - 15 101, 204-242, 248, 254, 262, 266, 269, 272, 278d, 284 3 pt. min.
Sept. 1 - 27 154, 178 3 pt. min. or antlerless
162, 163, 251, 328, 335, 336, 340, 346, 352, 356, 360, 364, 368 3 pt. min.
Sept. 1 - 30 105-121, 166, 169, 172 (except for Deer Area 1040), 175, 181, 243, 334 3 pt. min.
124-142, 145, 149, 186, 244-247, 249, 250, 260, 372*, 373d, 379, 381, 382*, 388 3 pt. min. or antlerless
Sept. 16 - 30 101, 204-242, 248, 254, 262, 266, 269, 272, 278d, 284 3 pt. min. or antlerless
Late Archery General Deer Season
Black-tailed Deer Nov. 25 - Dec. 15 437, 466, 510-520, 524, 556 Any deer
448, 460, 506d, 530ad, 560, 572, 601, 603-618, 638, 642, 681, and 699d Any buck
Nov. 25 - Dec. 31 407, 410-417, 419-422, 454, 505, 564a, 624, 627, 636, 648, 652, 654, 655, 660-672 Any deer
White-tailed Deer Nov. 10 - Dec. 15 101 Any deer
Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 145, 163, 178, 272, 278d 3 pt. min. or antlerless
Nov. 25 - Dec. 15 105, 108, 117, 121, 124, 204, 209, 215, 233, 243, 373 Any deer
124 Any deer
127 3 pt. min. or antlerless
Mule Deer Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 145, 163, 178, 272, 278d, 373 3 pt. min. or antlerless
Nov. 21 - 30 209, 215, 233, 243, 250 3 pt. min.
Nov. 25 - Dec. 8 336, 342, 346, 352, 364, 388, Deer Area 3682 3 pt. min.
Dec. 9 -31 Deer Area 1021 Antlerless only
a See Big Game Closures on page 89 of the Big Game Hunting Seasons and Regulations. Columbia White-tailed Deer (CWTD) have recently been transplanted to the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge and may now be found in GMU 564 - as a reminder CWTD cannot be harvested as they are protected state and federally listed endangered species. Please refer to page (18) for visual characteristic between white-tailed and black-tailed deer. If you have any questions please call the Ridgefield NWR Manager at 360-887-2122 or visit http://www.fws.gov/jbh/translocation.html.
d Visit http://www.fws.gov/ for information about hunting on U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service refuge lands.
* GMUs 372 and 382 are mainly private property. Hunters are advised to research ownership and access for hunting these units.

Deer: Muzzleloader

Hunt
Area
2015 Dates Game Management
Units (GMUs)
Legal
Deer
High Buck Hunts
(See page 99 for information on U.S. Forest Servive maps.)
Sept. 15 - 25 Alpine Lakes, Mount Baker, Glacier Peak, Pasayten, All Wilderness Areas on the Olympic Peninsula, Henry Jackson Wilderness Areas, and Lake Chelan Recreation Area 3 pt. min.
Early Muzzleloader General Deer Seasons
Black-tailed Deer Oct. 3 - 11 407, 418, 426, 437, 448, 450, 501, 503, 504, 505, 506a, 510, 513, 516, 520, 530ad, 554, 556, 560, 568, 572, 574, 603, 607, 612, 615, 624 (except Deer Area 6020), 636, 638, 642, 648, 660, 663, 672, 673 Any buck
410-417, 419-422, 454, 564a, 627, 652, 655, 666, 684, and Deer Area 6020 Any deer
578d 3 pt. min.
White-tailed Deer Oct. 3 - 11 101, 105, 108, 111, 113, 117, 121, 124 Any deer
127, 142, 145, 149d 3 pt. min. or antlerless
130, 133, 136, 139, 175, 181, 186 3 pt. min.
203, 204, 209, 215, 231, 233, 239, 242-246, 248, 250, 251, 260, 272, 278d, 284 Any buck
373, 379d Any deer
Mule Deer Oct. 3 - 11 101-113, 117d, 121-145, 149d, 175, 181, 186, 203, 204, 209, 215, 231, 233, 239, 242-246, 248, 250, 251, 254, 260, 262, 266, 269, 272, 278d, 284, 328, 330-342, 352-368, 373d, 379d 3 pt. min.
Late Muzzleloader General Deer Seasons
Black-tailed Deer Nov. 25 - Dec. 15 407, 410-417, 419-422, 454, 501, 504, 564a, 633, 666, 684d, and Deer Area 6020 Any deer
448, 460, 550, 602, 621, 651, 654, 658, 667, and 673 Any buck
White-tailed Deer Nov. 20 - 30 379d, 381 Any deer
Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 172 (except Deer Area 1040), 181 3 pt. min. or antlerless
Nov. 25 - Dec. 8 113 Any buck
130, 133, 136, 139 3 pt. min. or antlerless
Mule Deer Nov. 20 - 30 381 3 pt. min. or antlerless
379, 382* 3 pt. min.
Nov. 25 - Dec. 8 130 Antlerless
a See Big Game Closures on page 89 of the Big Game Hunting Seasons and Regulations. Columbia White-tailed Deer (CWTD) have recently been transplanted to the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge and may now be found in GMU 564 - as a reminder CWTD cannot be harvested as they are protected state and federally listed endangered species. Please refer to page (18) for visual characteristic between white-tailed and black-tailed deer. If you have any questions please call the Ridgefield NWR Manager at 360-887-2122 or visit http://www.fws.gov/jbh/translocation.html.
d Visit http://www.fws.gov/ for information about hunting on U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service refuge lands.
* GMUs 372 and 382 are mainly private property. Hunters are advised to research ownership and access for hunting these units.

Elk: Modern Firearm

Elk Tag Area 2015 Dates Game Management
Units (GMUs)
Note: See page 90 in the Big Game Hunting Seasons and Regulations
for Firearm Restricted Areas
Legal Elk
Eastern Washington
Modern Firearm Aug. 1 - Oct. 30 Master Hunters Only: Elk Area 3911** 2nd tag required Antlerless only
Aug. 1 - Jan. 20, 2016 Master Hunters Only: 371, Elk Area 3912 Antlerless only
Sept. 8 - 23 Elk Area 3722* Antlerless only
Oct. 31 - Nov. 8 101, 105, 108, 111, 113, 117d, 121, 204 Any bull
145, 149d, 154, 162-169, 172 (except Elk Area 1040), 175-186, 249, 336-368 Spike bull
251, 328, 329, 334, 335 True spike bull
124-142, 372*, 382, 388 Any elk
Oct. 31 - Nov. 15 203, 209-248, 250, 254-272, 278d, 284, 290, 373d, 379, 381 Any elk
Nov. 14 - Dec. 15 Master Hunters Only: Elk Area 3911** Antlerless only
Dec. 9 - 31 Master Hunters Only: 127, 130 Antlerless only
Western Washington
Modern Firearm Nov. 7 - 18 407, 448, 564, 666 Any elk
454 Any bull
460, 466, 503, 505-520, 506a, 524 (except Elk Area 5066), 530ad, 550, 560, 568, 572, 574, 578d, 601-618, 624 (except for Elk Are 6071), 627, 633, 638-651, 652 (except for Elk Area 6014), 654-684d. Except Master Hunters Only in Elk Area 6064 portion of GMU 638 3 pt. min.
501, 504, Elk Area 6014 3 pt. min. or antlerless
a See Big Game Closures on page 89 of the Big Game Hunting Seasons and Regulations. Columbia White-tailed Deer (CWTD) have recently been transplanted to the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge and may now be found in GMU 564 - as a reminder CWTD cannot be harvested as they are protected state and federally listed endangered species. Please refer to page (18) for visual characteristic between white-tailed and black-tailed deer. If you have any questions please call the Ridgefield NWR Manager at 360-887-2122 or visit http://www.fws.gov/jbh/translocation.html.
d Visit http://www.fws.gov/ for information about hunting on U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service refuge lands.
* GMU 372 and Elk Area 3722 are mainly private property. Hunters are not advised to try hunting these areas without making prior arrangements for access.
** Master hunters who hunt in Elk Area 3911 during the August to October early master hunter season must purchase a master hunter, Elk Area 3911, second elk transport tag. Only master hunters with an eastside elk tag can purchase this tag. Elk Area 3911 second elk transport tags will be valid only for Elk Area 3911 from August 1 – October 30, 2015. Only one (1) Antlerless elk may be taken from Elk Area 3911, unless drawn for an antlerless elk special permit. Master Hunters who hunt in Elk Area 3911 during the November to December late master hunter season may use their unused general season elk tag, but are not eligible to use an Elk Area 3911, master hunter, second elk transport tag. Any legal weapon may be used during either master hunter Elk Area 3911 hunt. All hunters participating in an Elk Area 3911 hunt must wear hunter orange. For pricing and other information, please visit http://wdfw.wa.gov/hunting/masterhunter/special_hunts/elk_area-3911.html.

Elk: Archery

Elk Tag Area 2015 Dates Game Management Units (GMUs)
Note: See page 90 in the Big Game Hunting Seasons and Regulations
for Firearm Restricted Areas
Legal
Elk
Early Archery General Elk Seasons
Eastern Archery Sept. 12 - 24 101-142, 117d, 243, 247, 249, 250, 373d, 379, 381, 388 Any elk
145, 149d, 154, Elk Area 1010, Elk Area 1013, 163, 175, 178, 181, 334, 336, 340, 352, 356, 364 Spike bull or antlerless
162, 166, 169, 172 (except Elk Area 1040), 186 Spike bull
328, 329, 335 True spike bull or antlerless
Western Archery Sept. 12 - 24 407, 448, 454, 564, 652 (except Elk Area 6013), 666, 684 Any elk
460, 466, 506a, 510, 513, 516, 524 (except Elk Area 5066), 530ad, 601-618, 627, 633, 638 (except Master Hunters Only in Elk Area 6064), 642-651, 658, and 663 3 pt. min.
501-505, 520, 550, 554, 560, 568, 572, 574, 578, 624 (except for Elk Area 6071), Elk Area 6061, 654, 660, 667-673, 681, and 699d 3 pt. min. or antlerless
Late Archery General Elk Seasons
Eastern Archery Aug. 1 - Oct. 30 Master Hunters Only: Elk Area 3911** 2nd tag required. Must wear hunter orange. Antlerless only
Aug. 1 - Jan. 20, 2016 Master Hunters Only: 371, Elk Area 3912. Must wear hunter orange. Antlerless only
Oct. 31 - Nov. 15 203, 209-248, 250, 254-290, 278d, 379d, 381. Must wear hunter orange. Any elk
Nov. 14 - Dec. 15 Master Hunters Only: Elk Area 3911**. Must wear hunter orange. Antlerless only
Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 178 Antlerless only
Nov. 25 - Dec. 8 101, 105, 108, 117d, 121, 204 Any bull
124, 127, 373d, 388 Any elk
328, 334, 335 True spike bull or antlerless
336, 342, 346, 352, 364, Elk Area 3681 Spike bull or antlerless
Dec. 9 - 31 Master Hunters Only: 127, 130 Antlerless only
Dec. 9 - Jan. 30, 2016 Elk Area 1010, 163 Antlerless only
Western Archery Nov. 25 - Dec. 15 Elk Area 4601***, 503, 505, 652 (except Elk Area 6013), 667, 672, 681, and 699d. Master Hunters Only in Elk Area 6064 portion of GMU 638. 3 pt. min. or antlerless
407, 448, 454, 564, 666 Any elk
506a, 520, 530ad Antlerless only
603, 612, 615, 638 (except for Elk Area 6064), 648 3 pt. min.
a See Big Game Closures on page 89 of the Big Game Hunting Seasons and Regulations. Columbia White-tailed Deer (CWTD) have recently been transplanted to the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge and may now be found in GMU 564 - as a reminder CWTD cannot be harvested as they are protected state and federally listed endangered species. Please refer to page (18) for visual characteristic between white-tailed and black-tailed deer. If you have any questions please call the Ridgefield NWR Manager at 360-887-2122 or visit http://www.fws.gov/jbh/translocation.html.
d Visit http://www.fws.gov/ for information about hunting on U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service refuge lands.
* GMU 372 and Elk Area 3722 are mainly private property. Hunters are not advised to try hunting these areas without making prior arrangements for access.
** Master hunters who hunt in Elk Area 3911 during the August to October early master hunter season must purchase a master hunter, Elk Area 3911, second elk transport tag. Only master hunters with an eastside elk tag can purchase this tag. Elk Area 3911 second elk transport tags will be valid only for Elk Area 3911 from August 1 – October 30, 2015. Only one (1) Antlerless elk may be taken from Elk Area 3911, unless drawn for an antlerless elk special permit. Master Hunters who hunt in Elk Area 3911 during the November to December late master hunter season may use their unused general season elk tag, but are not eligible to use an Elk Area 3911, master hunter, second elk transport tag. Any legal weapon may be used during either master hunter Elk Area 3911 hunt. All hunters participating in an Elk Area 3911 hunt must wear hunter orange. For pricing and other information, please visit http://wdfw.wa.gov/hunting/masterhunter/special_hunts/elk_area-3911.html.
*** Majority of area is private land. Access is limited. Hunters are advised not to try hunting these areas without making prior arrangements for access.

Elk: Muzzleloader

Elk Tag Area 2015 Dates Game Management Units (GMUs)
Note: See page 90 in the Big Game Hunting Seasons and Regulations
for Firearm Restricted Areas
Legal Elk
Early Muzzleloader General Elk Seasons
Eastern Muzzleloader Oct. 3 - 9 101-121, 117d, 247 Any bull
124-142, 245, 250 Any elk
145, 149, 154, 162, 163, 166, 172 (except Elk Area 1040), 175, 178, 336-342, 352-368 Spike bull
328, 329, 335, Elk Area 2051 True spike bull
Western Muzzleloader Oct. 3 - 9 Elk Area 4601*** 3 pt. min. or antlerless
407 Any elk
448, 454, 564, 666, 684d Any elk
460, 466, 505, 506, 510, 513, 516, 520, 524 (except for Elk Area 5066), 530ad, 550, 554, 560, 568, 572, 574, 578d, 602, 603, 607, 612, 615, 624 (except for Elk Area 6071), 627, 633, 638 (except for Elk Area 6064), 642, 648, 660, 663, 672, 673, 681 3 pt. min.
501, 503, 504, 652 (except Elk Area 6013 closed to antlerless), 654, 667 3 pt. min. or antlerless
Late Muzzleloader General Elk Seasons
Eastern Muzzleloader Aug. 1 - Oct. 30 Master Hunters Only: Elk Area 3911** 2nd tag required. Must wear hunter orange. Antlerless only
Aug. 1 - Jan. 20, 2016 Master Hunters Only: 371, Elk Area 3912. Must wear hunter orange. Antlerless only
Oct. 31 - Nov. 15 203, 209-248, 250, 254-290, 278d, 373d, 379d, 381. Must wear hunter orange. Any elk
204. Must wear hunter orange. Any bull
Nov. 14 - Dec. 15 Master Hunters Only: Elk Area 3911**. Must wear hunter orange. Antlerless only
Nov. 25 - Dec. 8 130-142*** Any elk
Dec. 9 - 31 Master Hunters Only: 127, 130 Antlerless only
Western Muzzleloader Nov. 25 - 30 568, 574, 578d 3 pt. min.
Nov. 25 - Dec. 8 501, 503, 504, 505, 652 (except Elk Area 6013 closed to antlerless) 3 pt. min. or antlerless
Nov. 25 - Dec. 15 407 3 pt. min. or antlerless
448, 454, 564, 666, 684d Any elk
601, 618, 651, 658, 667 3 pt. min.
a See Big Game Closures on page 89 of the Big Game Hunting Seasons and Regulations. Columbia White-tailed Deer (CWTD) have recently been transplanted to the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge and may now be found in GMU 564 - as a reminder CWTD cannot be harvested as they are protected state and federally listed endangered species. Please refer to page (18) for visual characteristic between white-tailed and black-tailed deer. If you have any questions please call the Ridgefield NWR Manager at 360-887-2122 or visit http://www.fws.gov/jbh/translocation.html.
d Visit http://www.fws.gov/ for information about hunting on U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service refuge lands.
* GMU 372 and Elk Area 3722 are mainly private property. Hunters are not advised to try hunting these areas without making prior arrangements for access.
** Master hunters who hunt in Elk Area 3911 during the August to October early master hunter season must purchase a master hunter, Elk Area 3911, second elk transport tag. Only master hunters with an eastside elk tag can purchase this tag. Elk Area 3911 second elk transport tags will be valid only for Elk Area 3911 from August 1 – October 30, 2015. Only one (1) Antlerless elk may be taken from Elk Area 3911, unless drawn for an antlerless elk special permit. Master Hunters who hunt in Elk Area 3911 during the November to December late master hunter season may use their unused general season elk tag, but are not eligible to use an Elk Area 3911, master hunter, second elk transport tag. Any legal weapon may be used during either master hunter Elk Area 3911 hunt. All hunters participating in an Elk Area 3911 hunt must wear hunter orange. For pricing and other information, please visit http://wdfw.wa.gov/hunting/masterhunter/special_hunts/elk_area-3911.html.
*** Majority of area is private land. Access is limited. Hunters are advised not to try hunting these areas without making prior arrangements for access.

Fall Bear

Hunt Zone Hunt Dates Hunt Area GMUs
Coastal Aug. 1 - Nov. 15 GMUs 501, 504, 506, 530, 601, 602, 603, 607-621, 636-651, 658-663, 672-684
Puget Sound Aug. 1 - Nov. 15 GMUs 407, 410, 454, 624, 627, 633, 652, 666, 667
North Cascades Aug. 1 - Nov. 15 GMUs 418-450, 460
South Cascades Aug. 15 - Nov. 15 GMUs 466, 485*, 503, 505, 510-520, 524, 550-574, 653, 654
Okanogan Aug. 15 - Nov. 15 GMUs 203, 209-243
East Cascades Aug. 1 - Nov. 15 GMUs 244-247, 249-251, 328, 329-368, 382, 388, 578
Northeastern A Sept. 1 - Nov. 15 GMUs 101-121, 204
Northeastern B Aug. 15 - Nov. 15 GMUs 124-130
Blue Mountains Sept. 1 - Nov. 15 GMUs 145-154, 162-186
Columbia Basin Aug. 1 - Nov. 15 GMUs 133, 136, 139, 142, 248, 254, 260-290, 371-381
Long Island Sept. 1 - Nov. 15 GMU 699**

Cougar

2015 General Season
Hunt Area Harvest Guideline Early Hunting Season Late Hunting Season Legal weapon
GMU 101 10-12 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMU 105 2-3 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMUs 108, 111 7-8 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMU 113 6-8 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMU 117 8-10 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMU 121 6-8 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMUs 124, 127, 130 7-9 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMUs 133, 136, 139, 142, 248, 254, 260, 262, 266, 269, 272, 278, 284, 290, 330, 334, 371, 372, 373, 379, 381 None Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMUs 145, 166, 175, 178 5-6 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMUs 149, 154, 162, 163 6-7 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMUs 169, 172, 181, 186 4-5 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMU 203 4-6 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMU 204 9-11 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMUs 209, 215 4-5 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMUs 218, 231 6-7 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMU 224 2-3 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMUs 233, 239 3-4 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMUs 242, 243 6-7 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMUs 244, 246, 247 5-6 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMUs 245, 250 5-6 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMUs 249, 251 7-8 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMUs 328, 329, 335 8-10 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMUs 336, 340, 342, 346 5-7 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMUs 352, 356, 360, 364, 368 5-7 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMUs 382, 388 3-4 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMU 407 None Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMUs 418, 426, 437 11-15 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMUs 448, 450 9-13 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMU 454 None Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMU 460 5-7 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMUs 466, 485b, 490 2-3 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMUs 501, 504, 506, 530 7-10 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMUs 503, 505, 520, 550 6-8 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMUs 510, 513 3-4 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMU 516 3-5 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMUs 524, 554, 556 3-4 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMU 560 5-6 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMUs 564, 568 2-3 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMU 572 3-4 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMUs 574, 578 3-5 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMUs 601, 602, 603, 612 5-7 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMUs 607, 615 4-5 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMUs 618, 636, 638 4-5 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMUs 621, 624, 627, 633 None Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMUs 642, 648, 651 6-8 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMUs 652, 666 None Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMUs 653, 654 4-6 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMUs 658, 660, 663, 672, 673, 681, 684, 699 9-12 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMU 667 3-4 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon

Upland Game Bird
See Migratory Waterfowl and Upland Game Seasons Pamphlet

Species Area 2015 Season
Dates
Daily Bag Limit Possession Limit
Forest Grouse
(Blue, Ruffed, and Spruce)
Statewide Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 4/day, to include not more than 3 Blue Grouse, 3 Spruce Grouse, and 3 Ruffed Grouse 12 Grouse, to include not more than 9 Blue Grouse, 9 Spruce Grouse, and 9 Ruffed Grouse
Sage and Sharp-tailed Grouse, Ptarmigan CLOSED STATEWIDE
Pheasantg Western Washington Sept. 19 & 20 (youth onlya) 2 either sex 4 either sex
Sept. 21 - 25 (hunters 65 years or older only) 2 either sex 10 either sex
Western Washington
Regular Season
8:00 am to 4:00 pm Sept. 26 - Nov. 30 2 either sex 15 either sex
Western Washington Extended Season (no pheasants released) 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Dec. 1 - 15 ONLY at Skookumchuck, Fort Lewis, Kosmos, Scatter Creek, Belfair, Whidbey Island (except Bayview), & Lincoln Creek release sites 2 either sex 15 either sex
Eastern Washington Sept. 19 & 20 (youth onlya) 3 cocks only 6 cocks only
Sept. 21 - 25 (hunters 65 years or older only) 3 cocks only 15 cocks only
Oct. 24, 2015 - Jan. 18, 2016 3 cocks only 15 cocks only
California (Valley) Quail and Northern Bobwhite Western Washington Sept. 26 - Nov. 30 10 mixed bag 30 mixed bag
Eastern Washington Sept. 19 & 20 (youth onlya) 10 mixed bag 20 mixed bag
Oct. 3 - Jan. 18 10 mixed bag 30 mixed bag
Quail (Mountain) Western Washington Sept. 26 - Nov. 30 2 4
Eastern Washington Closed throughout Eastern Washington
Partridge (Chukar & Gray) Eastern Washington Sept. 19 & 20 (youth onlya) 6 chukar & 6 gray 12 chukar & 12 gray
Oct. 3 - Jan. 18 6 chukar & 6 gray 18 chukar & 18 gray
Crow Statewide Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 No limit No limit
a Special youth hunting season open to hunters under 16 years of age (must be accompanied by an adult at least 18 years old who is not hunting)
g Pheasants are no longer being released for hunting at the Dungeness release site and pheasants will only be released during the youth and senior seasons at the Samish release site. Please see the WDFW website for alternative sites.

Wild Turkey Fall Season Hunts

Season Season Dates GMUs Limit/Legal Bird
Spring Season
Youth Only April 2-3, 2016 Statewide

The combined spring/youth season limit is three (3) birds. Only two (2) turkeys may be killed in Eastern Washington, except only one (1) may be killed in Chelan, Kittitas, or Yakima counties. One (1) turkey may be killed per year in Western Washington outside of Klickitat County. Two (2) turkeys may be killed in Klickitat County.

Male turkeys and turkeys with visible beards only.

Spring General Season April 15 - May 31
Fall General Season
Early Fall General Season Sept. 19 - Oct. 16 101-154, 162-186

Three (3) turkeys with the following area restrictions:

- GMUs 101, 145-154, 162-186: 1 turkey (either sex)

- GMUs 105-121: 2 turkeys (beardless only)

- GMUs 124-142: 2 beardless turkeys plus 1 either sex turkey

Late Fall General Season Nov. 20 - Dec. 15 105-154, 162-186 One (1) either sex turkey
h Must use #4 shot or smaller to hunt turkey. By January 31, hunters must report their hunting activity for each turkey tag acquired by calling toll free 1-877-945-3492 or online at https://fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov/wa/Hunterreport. See the Big Game Hunting Seasons & Regulations pamphet (page 7) for more information on mandatory harvest reporting requirements.

Small Game

Small Game Species Daily
Bag Limit
Season Dates Notes and Exceptions
Bobcat None Statewide: Sept. 1 - Mar. 15 Sealing of pelt required. Bobcat may not be hunted with dogs.
Pelt Sealing Requirements:
Successful hunters/trappers must contact a WDFW office within 20 days of the close of the hunting or trapping season to schedule a hide sealing appointment. The bobcat hide must not be frozen so a seal may be attached. No one may possess an open WDFW bobcat seal unless it has been cut by a license taxidermist or fur dealer who has received and invoiced the pelt for processing.
Fox None Statewide: Sept. 1 - Mar. 15 CLOSED within the exterior boundaries or the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie, Okanogan, Wenatchee, and Gifford Pinchot National Forests.
Raccoon None Statewide: Sept. 1 - Mar. 15 CLOSED on Long Island within Willapa National Wildlife Refuge (GMU 699). Dogs may be used to hunt raccoon, EXCEPT it is unlawful to hunt with dogs during the months of October or November during the dates established for modern firearm deer and elk general seasons in eastern and western Washington.
Cottontail Rabbit and Snowshoe Hare 5/day, see notes Statewide: Sept. 1 - Mar. 15 Daily Bag Limit: 5 mixed bag
Possession limit: 15 mixed bag
Forest Grouse 4/day, to include not more than 3 Blue Grouse, 3 Spruce Grouse, and 3 Ruffed Grouse Statewide: Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Possession limit: 12 Grouse, to include not more than 9 Blue Grouse, 9 Spruce Grouse, and 9 Ruffed Grouse
Crow None Statewide: Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Crows in the act of depredation may be taken at any time.
Coyote None Year round Coyote may not be hunted with dogs. A small game or big game hunting license is required.
Lynx, Pygmy Rabbit, Jackrabbit, Ptarmigan, Sage Grouse, and Sharp-tailed Grouse Closed statewide, year round.
Beaver, Badger, Weasel, Marten, Mink, Muskrat, and River Otter May only be taken by trapping.

Migratory Game Birds
See Migratory Waterfowl and Upland Game Seasons Pamphlet

Species Area 2015 Season Dates Daily Bag Limit Possession Limit
Duck
For seaduck authorization reporting requirements, see page 4
Statewide Sept. 19-20 (Youth Hunting Onlya) 7b 14b
Oct. 17-21 & Oct. 24 - Jan. 31, except Scaup season closed Oct. 17 - Nov. 6 7b 21b
Coot Statewide Sept. 19-20 (Youth Hunting Onlya) 25 50
Oct. 17-21 & Oct. 24 - Jan. 31 25 75
Snipe Statewide Oct. 17-21 & Oct. 24 - Jan. 31 8 24
Canada Goose Early Seasons Goose Mgmt Areas 1 & 3 Sept. 10-15 5c 15c
Goose Mgmt Area 2A Sept. 10-15 3c 9c
Goose Mgmt Area 2B
Grays Harbor County
Sept. 10-15 5c 15c
Goose Mgmt Area 2B
Pacific County
Sept. 1-15 15c 45c
Goose Mgmt Areas 4 & 5 Sept. 12-13 3c 6c
Statewide (except Goose Mgmt Areas 2A & 2B) Sept. 19-20 (Youth Hunting Onlya) 4c 8c
Goose (except Brant) Goose Mgmt Area 1
For snow goose authorization reporting requirements, see page 4.
Snow, Ross', Blue, White-fronted Goose: Oct. 17 - Jan. 31d 4 12
Other geese (except Brant): Oct. 17-29 and Nov. 7 - Jan. 31
Goose Mgmt Area 2A

Dusky Canada Goose season is closed in Areas 2A/2B during October - March.

For authorization requirements, see page 12.
All areas except Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge:
Saturdays, Sundays, & Wednesdays only
Nov. 14 - Dec. 6; Dec. 16 - Jan. 31; and Feb. 10 - Mar. 9e
During Feb. 10 - Mar. 9, public lands are closed to goose hunting in this area.
4f 12f
Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge:
Tuesdays, Thursdays, & Saturdays only
Nov. 14 - Dec. 5; Dec. 17 - Jan. 30e
4f 12f
Goose Mgmt Area 2B
Dusky Canada Goose season is closed in Areas 2A/2B during October - March.
For authorization requirements, see page 12.
Saturdays, Sundays, & Wednesdays only
Oct. 17 - 25; Nov. 14 - Jan. 10; and Feb. 14 - Mar. 9e
During Feb. 14 - Mar. 9, public lands are closed to goose hunting in this area.
4f 12f
Goose Mgmt Area 3 Oct. 17-29 & Nov. 7 - Jan. 31 4 12
Goose Mgmt Area 4 Saturdays, Sundays, & Wednesdays only:
Oct. 17 - Jan. 24; Nov. 11, 26, 27; Dec. 25, 28, 29, 31; Jan. 1 and 18; & every day Jan. 25 - 31
4 12
Goose Mgmt Area 5 Oct. 17-29 & every day Oct. 24 - Jan. 31 4 12
Brant
For authorization reporting requirements, see page 4
Skagit County Jan. 9, 10, 13, 16, 17, 20, 23, and 24
Note: If the Skagit County pre-season brant population is 3,000-6,000 (determined by midwinter waterfowl survey), this season will open only on the following dates: Jan. 9, 13, and 16. If the Skagit County pre-season brant population is below 3,000 (as determined by midwinter waterfowl survey), this season will be canceled.
2 6
Pacific Count Jan. 2, 3. 5, 7, 9, 10, 12, 14, 16, and 17 2 6
Band-tailed Pigeon
For authorization reporting requirements, see page 4
Statewide Sept. 15-23 2 6
Mourning Dove Statewide Sept. 1 - Oct. 30 15 45
Swans Closed Statewide

a Special youth hunting season open to hunters under 16 years of age (must be accompanied by an adult at least 18 years old who is not hunting).

b Daily Bag Limit: 7 ducks, to include not more than 2 hen mallard, 2 pintail, 3 scaup, 2 canvasback, and 2 redhead statewide; and to include not more than 1 harlequin, 2 scoter, 2 long-tailed duck, & 2 goldeneye in western Washington.

Possession limit (Youth Hunting Weekend): 14 ducks, to include not more than 4 hen mallard, 4 pintail, 6 scaup, 4 canvasback, and 4 redhead statewide; and to include not more than 1 harlequin, 6 scoter, 6 long-tailed duck, and 6 goldeneye in western Washington.

Possession limit (Regular Season): 21 ducks, to include not more than 6 hen mallard, 6 pintail, 9 scaup, 6 canvasback, and 6 redhead statewide; and to include not more than 1 harlequin, 6 scoters, 6 long-tailed duck, and 6 goldeneye in western Washington.

Season limit: 1 harlequin in western Washington.

c Daily bag and possession limits: to include Canada geese only.

d Skagit County Special Restrictions: While hunting snow geese, if a hunter is convicted of a) trespass, b) shooting from, across, or along the maintained part of any public highway, c) discharging a firearm for the purpose of hunting waterfowl within 100 feet of any paved public road on Fir Island or discharging a firearm for the purpose of hunting snow geese within 100 feet of any paved public road in other areas of Skagit County, or d) exceeding the daily bag limit for snow geese, authorization will be invalidated for the remainder of the current snow goose season and an authorization will not be issued for the subsequent snow goose season.

e 30 minutes after the start of the official waterfowl hunting hours to 30 minutes before the end of official waterfowl hunting hours. See the inside back cover of the Washington State Migratory Waterfowl & Upland Game Seasons pamphlet for hunting hours.

f Daily bag limit: 4 geese, except for dusky Canada geese.
Possession limit: 12 geese, except for dusky Canada geese.
Dusky Canada goose season closed.
A dusky Canada goose is defined as a dark breasted (Munsell 10 YR, 5 or less) Canada goose with a culmen (bill) length of 40-50 mm.