Report a Poacher or Other Violation

For more information on
hunting, please contact the
WDFW Wildlife Program.
Phone: 360-902-2515


Photo of hunter and son with harbested turkey. Through new agreements with private landowners, WDFW has succeeded in opening up tens of thousands of acres of private farmland and timberland through programs such as “Feel Free to Hunt” and “Register to Hunt.” The latest program, “Hunt By Reservation,” allows hunters to get hunting information for specific properties and book a reservation online.  
Find properties to hunt >>>
Hunt by Reservation system now available

Montage of four photos showing hunters out in the field in grassland and forest environments. This booklet is designed to give you a basic overview of Hunting Access in Washington State. The information contained in this booklet will help you find areas to hunt on public, private, and tribal lands in Washington State. Download booklet >>>

Photo of wildflowers in Methow Wildlife Area Washington's Wildlife Areas are diverse in habitat and species offering many opportunites for wildlife viewing, hunting, fishing, hiking, camping. With over 150 different areas to choose from the choices for activities are abundant. Some areas are closer than you think.
Search for Wildlife Areas:
You will need a Discover Pass or Vehicle Access Pass to access WDFW Areas
Find a Water Access Site

Accessible Hunting



Buy Your License Online! Buy Your License Online!

Photo of a feel free to hunt sign
Learn more about accessing private lands

Hunter’s Code of Conduct
The code emphasizes the need for hunters to show respect for wildlife and to be considerate of non-hunters.

GoHuntAccess multi-layered maps displaying game management unit (GMU) boundaries, deer and elk management areas, pheasant-release sites, and Private Lands Hunting Opportunities, as well as roads, topographical features and county lines. In addition, harvest statistics and hunting regulations are available by specific locale and species.