Cougar Hunting Seasons

Rule-making status: Pending
Rule-making reference: # #P2024-07

Summary of proposed rule

This rule proposal is responding to and supporting a rule petition (PDF) that the Fish and Wildlife Commission accepted on December 15, 2023. The petition requests that the department revisit the topic of cougar hunting seasons and a previous rule that was adopted in 2020.

Public comments

To view and submit comments on the public engagement page for this rule making proposal, please visit the

You may also leave comments by sending an email to or by leaving a voicemail message at 855-925-2801 and entering project code 1261.

Public hearing

June 20-21, 2024 at 8:00 am.

This will be a hybrid meeting at the following location:

Heathman Lodge, 7801 NE Greenwood Drive, Vancouver, WA 98662

Information on how to register to testify at the public hearing is available at, or contact the Commission office at (360)-902-2267. 

For more information

Staff Contact: Heather Bonagofski  at

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