Deer and elk hunters may apply for multiple-season permits through April 9.
A Feb. 2 Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) news release announced an earlier application deadline for the new multiple-season hunt permits.
Hunters can enter a drawing for a limited number of special permits that would allow them to participate in archery, muzzleloader and modern-firearm general hunting seasons for deer and elk in 2006. Those selected must follow all rules in effect for each season.
Permit applications are available at https://fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov/, retail license dealers statewide, or by calling (866) 246-9453. A drawing for 1,500 multiple-season deer permits and 500 multiple-season elk permits will be held in April.
Washington state residents selected for the special permits must purchase a $164.25 multiple-season tag, along with a regular hunting license, to participate in the special hunt.
For more information, call (360) 902-2464.