OLYMPIA – Deer and elk hunters have until March 31 to enter their name in a drawing for this year’s multiple-season hunt.
Applicants who qualify for the drawing will be eligible to purchase a special permit allowing them to participate in archery, muzzleloader and modern-firearm general hunting seasons for deer or elk in 2007.
Those selected must follow all rules in effect for each season. Hunters can apply only once for each species and are limited to harvesting one deer or elk.
In April, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) will randomly draw names for 1,500 multiple-season deer permits, and 500 multiple-season elk permits.
“This is a great opportunity for hunters to extend their hunting season this fall,” said Dave Ware, game manager for WDFW.
Hunters can purchase a multiple-season permit application at an authorized license dealer (see http://wdfw.wa.gov/lic/vendors/vendors.htm) or by calling (866) 246-9453. The permit application is $5.48. A hunting license is not required for application.
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, visit WDFW’s website (http://wdfw.wa.gov/) or call (360) 902-2464.