Hunting

Hunting remains a vital way of life for many residents and non-residents in Washington and contributes to statewide conservation efforts. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife maintains opportunities for seasoned and first-time hunters alike. Learn about the steps every hunter must take before heading afield, and how to report your harvest after a successful hunt. 

Person and dog sitting in a hunting blind.
Photo by John Pleau

Hunting news & important dates

A large mule deer buck standing on a hillside in the snow, turned and looking toward the camera.
Photo by Dallas Kathan
2024 Big Game Regulations

The latest big game hunting regulations are now available online, at local vendors, and at WDFW offices.

Small rabbit sitting among branches. It's ears are pointing up and it's looking at the camera.
Photo by WDFW
WDFW seeks public comment on pygmy rabbit status review

The public may submit comments electronically, by phone, or by mail through August 27.

Conservation starts here

A person and their hunting dog wearing camouflage sitting in a hunting blind.
Photo by Duane Dixon
Hunt Washington: a guide to getting started

Hunting is a vital way of life for many people in Washington, and it contributes to important statewide conservation efforts. There are a variety of hunting opportunities for seasoned and first-time hunters alike.

Woman in camouflage and hunter orange looking out over grassy hills for wildlife.
Photo by Matthew Wicks
Special hunt results now available

Special hunt drawing results have been posted to applicants’ Wild accounts.

Black-tailed deer
Photo by WDFW
Game management plan development process and timeline

Visit our new webpage for updates about development of the latest Game Management Plan.

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