2022 Annual Hunting Season Setting

Rule-making status: Permanent

The department considered rule changes for hunting season regulations for the 2022-2023 game seasons.

The overall purpose of these rule amendments is the continuing provision of sustainable recreational hunting opportunities and population management of covered wildlife species, in furtherance of RCW 77.04.012.

Public comments

The comment period for this rule proposal has closed as of March 19, 2022.

To view comments on this proposal, please visit the Annual Hunting Season Setting engagement page.

Public hearing

March 18, 2022 at 8:00 a.m. - Webinar

Date of Adoption: April 8, 2022

For more information

Visit the Hunting season setting timeline page for more information about the steps involved in the hunting season-setting process.

Staff Contact: heather.bonagofski@dfw.wa.gov

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