Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife


Can a person precluded by law from possessing a firearm hunt in Washington with archery equipment when legal to do so?

Such individuals can purchase an archery deer or elk tag or modern firearm deer or elk tag and legally hunt during those seasons using only legal archery equipment.

Such individuals can also hunt with a crossbow during the modern firearm season if they purchased a modern firearm deer and/or elk tag.

They can also apply for special permits for bear, cougar, goat, sheep, or moose, and if drawn hunt only with legal archery equipment.

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Last Updated
9th of November, 2015