2023 Hunting Season Setting

Rule-making status: Pending

Rule Making Reference# P2022-18
The Department is proposing several rule changes for annual hunting regulations. Amendments are needed to provide clarifications to rules and to expand or decrease recreational hunting opportunities, while maintaining sustainable game populations.

The sections that WDFW is proposing to amend include:

WAC 220-412-100 Landowner hunting permits;
WAC 220-415-030 2022 Deer special permits;
WAC 220-415-060 2022 Elk special permits;
WAC 220-415-070 2022 Moose seasons, permit quotas, and areas;
WAC 220-415-120 2022 Bighorn sheep seasons, permit quotas, and areas;
WAC 220-415-130 2022 Mountain goat seasons, permit quotas, and areas, and
WAC 220-416-060 2022-2023 Migratory gamebird seasons and regulations.

Public comments

To view and submit comments on this proposal, please visit the 2023 Hunting Season Setting public engagement page.

You may also leave comments by sending an email to hunting-seasons-2023@PublicInput.com or by calling and leaving a voicemail message at 855-925-2801, project code 3277.

Comments will be accepted until the end of the comment period on March 27, 2023.

Final Public Comment Spreadsheet

Public hearing

March 27, 2023 at 1:00 pm - Zoom Webinar
If you are interested in providing verbal public comments during the virtual meeting, you must register by completing this form. Registration closes at 8 am on March 26, 2023. Registrants will be called upon during the meeting and have three minutes to speak.

Date of intended adoption: on or after March 28, 2023.

March 27 Agenda

Meeting Recording

For more information

Staff Contact: Heather Bonagofski at heather.bonagofski@dfw.wa.gov

Assistance for Additional Accessibility and Persons with Disabilities Contact:
Title VI/ADA Compliance Coordinator  
Phone: (360) 902-2349, TTY: 1-800-833-6388 OR 711  
Email: Title6@dfw.wa.gov