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600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091

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June 10, 2016
Contact: WDFW Wildlife Program, (360) 902-2515

Results available for special hunt drawing

OLYMPIA – Hunters who submitted applications for 2016 special hunt permits can now view the results of this year's drawing on the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) website.

The results of the random, computerized drawing were verified June 9 and are now available for viewing at Holders of the special permits can hunt at times and locations beyond those authorized by a general hunting license.

This year's application forms included a range of hunting options for deer, elk, moose, mountain goats, and bighorn sheep, said Mick Cope, WDFW game division manager. Like last year, hunters were allowed to submit applications in multiple categories.

WDFW is emailing applicants who asked to be notified about the results of the drawing and has posted the results on its website. Successful applicants will receive their special hunt permits in the mail by mid-July.

Hunters selected for goat, sheep, or moose special hunts will receive a notification card in the mail by mid-July and have until July 29, 2016 to purchase their license and tag. Goat, sheep, and moose licenses and tags must be purchased from the Olympia WDFW office. Customers can purchase in person, by phone at 360-902-2464, or by mailing a check to Licensing Division, 600 Capitol Way N, Olympia, WA 98501.

A packet that includes the special permit, the hunting license, and additional hunt information will be provided.

Hunters selected for special hunts that require a second tag can now purchase that second tag online at, by phone at 1-866-246-9453, or from any license dealer.

For more information on special hunt permits, see the WDFW Big Game Hunting regulations pamphlet at