For more information on wildlife viewing, please contact WDFW Wildlife Program.

Phone: 360-902-2515

Found Injured Wildlife?

Contact a local
Wildlife Rehabilitator

For more information contact a WDFW Regional Office

Photo of cow Moose and calf walking along a roadside.

Moose Observation Survey

Why are there two different ways to share your moose sightings with WDFW?

  • September 1 through November 30 provides the best information to better understand moose status, productivity, population trends, and the effects of hunting, predation, disease or tick outbreaks. WDFW biologists and scientists need moose information from natural habitats, specific counties and this timeframe; this focus is better for scientific studies that will help our biologists make conservation and management decisions. Specific locations from this form are not displayed publicly, but are considered and evaluated in our Moose Progress Report.
  • Observations from other times of year are helpful but not as closely tied to significant moose life history, like calving, fall and winter movement, and disease.

Please note: This does not take the place of regulation-required Hunter Reports after hunting season