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Year

Year

Statistics presented represent the results of the legal hunting and trapping seasons that lie within the license year (example: April 1, 2004 through March 31, 2005).

Species

Species

These are the names of game animals and game birds as defined by RCW 77.12.010 Definitions.

Antler

Report Type

Displays the number of antlered deer or elk in the harvest classed by the greatest number of antler points on one antler (western count).  Each antler point is defined as being greater than one inch in length and longer than the width as measured from the tip to nearest edge of its origin.  Antler points include eye guards if at least one inch long.  The percent of total animals with the number of antler points is also presented.

Harvest

Report Type

Displays a variety of statistics describing what occurred during the course of the hunting season.  These statistics incorporate the results of both the general and special permit hunting seasons.

All Methods

Method

The combined results of the season regardless of what legal method of harvest was used.

Archery

Method

The results of the archery general and special permit hunting seasons.

Modern Firearm

Method

The results of the modern firearm general and special permit hunting seasons.

Muzzle Loader

Method

The results of the muzzleloader general and special permit hunting seasons.

Hunted

Method

Some animals can be either hunted or trapped.  The statistics presented were the result of hunting.

Trapped

Method

Some animals can be either hunted or trapped.  The statistics presented were the result of trapping.

Males Harvested

Statistic

Number of males taken in the area.  Used for big game animals other than deer or elk.

Females Harvested

Statistic

Number of females taken in the area.  Used for big game animals other than deer or elk.

Antlered Harvest

Statistic

Number of antlered deer or elk harvested.

Antlerless Harvest

Statistic

Number of deer or elk without antlers harvested (includes fawns and calves, regardless of sex).

Total Harvest

Statistic

Total number of big game animals and turkeys harvested in the area.

Harvest

Statistic

Total number of small game animals and game birds harvested in the area.

1 Points Harvested

Statistic

Number of antlered deer or elk in the harvest with a maximum of 1 antler point on one antler.

2 Points Harvested

Statistic

Number of antlered deer or elk in the harvest with a maximum of 2 antler points on one antler.

3 Points Harvested

Statistic

Number of antlered deer or elk in the harvest with a maximum of 3 antler points on one antler.

4 Points Harvested

Statistic

Number of antlered deer or elk in the harvest with a maximum of 4 antler points on one antler.

5+ Points Harvested

Statistic

Number of antlered deer in the harvest with 5 or more antler points on one antler.

5 Points Harvested

Statistic

Number of antlered elk in the harvest with a maximum of 5 antler points on one antler.

6+ Points Harvested

Statistic

Number of antlered elk in the harvest with 6 or more antler points on one antler.

Total Antlered

Statistic

The total number of antlered deer or elk in the harvest for the area.

Percent 1 Points

Statistic

The percentage of the total number of antlered deer or elk harvested that had 1 antler point.

Percent 2 Points

Statistic

The percentage of the total number of antlered deer or elk harvested that had 2 antler points.

Percent 3 Points

Statistic

The percentage of the total number of antlered deer or elk harvested that had 3 antler points.

Percent 4 Points

Statistic

The percentage of the total number of antlered deer or elk harvested that had 4 antler points.

Percent 5+ Points

Statistic

The percentage of the total number of antlered deer harvested that had 5 or more antler points.

Percent 5 Points

Statistic

The percentage of the total number of antlered elk harvested that had 5 antler points.

Percent 6+ Points

Statistic

The percentage of the total number of antlered elk harvested that had 6 or more antler points.

Number of Hunters

Statistic

For small game animals, it is the number of hunters that reported hunting the area.  For big game animals and turkey, it is the number of transport tags acquired whos owners hunted the area.  There are situations where a single hunter can have more than one transport tag for a species and be able to take more than one animal.  For the purpose of analysis, the terms "transport tag" and "hunter" are equivalent.

Number of Trappers

Statistic

The total number of trappers that reported trapping in the area.

Days Hunted

Statistic

The total number of days reported hunting by all of the hunters hunting the area.

Days Hunted per Hunter

Statistic

The number of days hunted divided by the number of hunters hunting the area.

Days Hunted per Kill

Statistic

The number of days hunted in the area divided by the total harvest in the area.  Used for big game only.  It gives an idea how many days it takes to take an animal in the area.

Harvest per Hunter

Statistic

The number of animals harvested divided by the number of hunters in the area.  This is a value for small game.  The range begins at 0 (multiple animals per hunter can be taken).

Percent Successful

Statistic

The number of animals harvested divided by the number of hunters in the area.  This is a percent value used for big game, commonly called "success rate."

Statewide

Reporting Unit Type

This encompasses everything within the boundary of the state of Washington, USA, that has an open hunting or trapping season.

GMU

Reporting Unit Type

Game Management Unit - The boundaries are described in the annual big game hunting seasons and rules pamphlet and are used to set hunting seasons for big game animals and turkey.

PMU

Reporting Unit Type

Population Management Unit - A collection of one or  more GMUs that is used to monitor big game animal populations.

Region

Reporting Unit Type

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife administrative regions.  They are defined by a collection of counties.

County

Reporting Unit Type

Counties are the reporting unit used for small game and game bird hunting and trapping.

District

Reporting Unit Type

The boundary surrounding the responsibility of a District Wildlife Biologist.  For big game animals, it is a collection of GMUs.  Note that hunter numbers are not calculated for this reporting unit.  Some summary reports are not available for this resolution.

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