OLYMPIA -- Two sites have been added to the list of western Washington
locations where pheasant hunters will be required to observe odd/even hunting day
Scatter Creek and Skookumchuck (both in Thurston County) game management
units will be subject to the restrictions because the areas have become too crowded
during the pheasant hunting season, which runs from Sept. 27 to Nov. 30 ( except at
the Dungeness site, which does not open until Oct. 11).
The odd/even rule requires that hunters select either odd or even-numbered
hunting days on their upland bird permit and hunt only on those weekend days which
match their selection between the hours of 8 and 10 a.m. After 10 a.m. all hunters may
use the sites.
In other revisions, hunters no longer may purchase both odd and even-marked
permits at the same time. Only one valid permit may be purchased at a time.
For maps of hunting sites or additional information about the western
Washington pheasant release program, call WDFW Wildlife Management at (360) 902-
2515 or WDFW regional offices in Mill Creek (425) 775-1311, Vancouver (360) 696-
6211 or Montesano (360) 249-6522.