2015-2021 GAME MANAGEMENT PLAN
Photo of deer with velvet antlers This Game Management Plan guides the department's management of hunted wildlife for six year timeframes. The focus is on the scientific management of game populations, harvest management, and other significant factors affecting game populations. Learn more >>

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2018 NORTH CASCADES ELK HERD MANAGEMENT PLAN
Close up photo of a a Nooksack elk standing in a field of grass. The primary purpose of this plan is to provide direction for future management of the North Cascades elk herd. The plan identifies specific objectives and strategies that address challenges in managing the North Cascades elk herd. It provides information on the current status of the herd and specific population objectives. Learn more >>

Game Status & Trend
The Game Status and Trend Report describes the current status and assesses trends in populations for game species within the state. For major species, separate sections cover each region or other management unit.

 

Game Harvest Reports
Game Harvest Reports provide annual harvest statistics based on hunter reporting. Species recorded include elk, deer, turkey, cougar, black bear and small game. Trapping reports are also included.

Game Management Plans