Washington Waterfowl Advisory Group

Please see Additional Information section below for Special Topic Sessions.

The Washington Waterfowl Advisory Group (WWAG) was formed by WDFW in early 2003 to increase citizen involvement in the management of Washington's diverse waterfowl resources. This group has up to 20 members from a broad representation of waterfowl hunters throughout the state. Semiannual meetings are scheduled to provide advice to the department on a variety of topics, including planned expenditures of state migratory bird stamp revenues on wetland enhancements and acquisitions, waterfowl seasons and regulations, public access, and other topics.

Wood duck on log
Wood Duck male (drake) loafing on log. Dennis Werlau

At the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, we celebrate diverse individuals who bring a wide range of perspectives. All are welcome to participate in our processes regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability.

Contacts and member info




Mission statement

The mission of the Waterfowl Advisory Group is to serve as a liaison between the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and the waterfowling community.


  1. To provide input on and review the expenditures of the state migratory bird stamp revenues.
  2. To educate the waterfowling community on how the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife uses state migratory bird stamp revenues both in process and purpose.
  3. To explain and educate the waterfowling community about the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife's waterfowl management purpose and policy.
  4. To serve as representatives of the waterfowling community to provide input to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife on waterfowl and other migratory game bird related concerns.
  5. To provide advice to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife on a variety of waterfowl and other migratory bird related topics like seasons, public access and other related topics.


    A hunter and dog wait for waterfowl in a blind
    Photo by Richard Eltrich

Meeting calendar

Date Location Meeting materials

Virtual Meeting (6:30pm-8:00pm)

Prompt: Sea Duck status and concerns & brant season structure. Overview, Discussion and Recommendations

Virtual Meeting (6:00pm- 8:00pm)

Prompt: Waterfowl-WAG 2021-2023 Duck Stamp Project List Overview, Discussion and Recommendations

Virtual Meeting (1:00pm - 2:30pm)

Prompt: Does the Waterfowl Advisory Group recommend providing comment on the restoration alternatives proposed by WDFW on the Skagit Wildlife Area - Island Unit?

Cancelled due to COVID-19 in-person gathering restrictions.

North Bend




North Bend

North Bend

Additional information

The provided presentations offer insights to frequently asked questions regarding waterfowl ecology, conservation, and management, and offer considerations relevant to Washington state.

SPECIAL TOPICS SESSION#1: Waterfowl Seasons Primer

Special topics session #2: Duck and goose seasons


Special Topics Session #3 Sea Duck and Brant Seasons