Places to go hunting
There are many different kinds of lands in Washington; state, federal, tribal, military, and private lands all have their own rules and restrictions about where and when hunting may be permitted. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife offers a variety of tools to help hunters follow the regulations throughout the state. Be sure to also check the Big Game and Migratory Waterfowl and Upland Game hunting pamphlets before you go.
Hunt Planner Webmap
Explore hunting regulations data and plan your hunt with this browser-based web app.
Hunting on private lands
With more than half of the state's land in private ownership, WDFW forges agreements with private landowners to open their land to hunting.
Each year, WDFW wildlife biologists consult their local sources and contribute personal observations about hunting prospects throughout the state.
WDFW manages about 1 million acres of land spread across 33 wildlife areas.
Game Management Unit (GMU) Maps
Download large format, printable boundary maps for each GMU in the state.
Deer and elk areas
Download printable maps of deer and elk areas and find links to special hunt information.
ADA hunting and wildlife-viewing blinds
There are a number of hunting and wildlife-viewing blinds throughout Washington that are accessible to people with disabilities.
Where to go upland bird hunting
Finding productive places to hunt can be a challenge. If you’re looking for spots to hunt upland birds, here are some suggestions.
Eastern Washington Pheasant Enhancement Program
The Eastern Washington Pheasant Enhancement Fund is used for pheasant habitat enhancement on public and private lands.
Western Washington Pheasant Release Program
Download the Western Washington Pheasant Release Program pamphlet to find information on release sites, licensing fees, and the state's pheasant enhancement program.
Waterfowl Habitat and Access Program
The Waterfowl Habitat and Access Program is designed to work with landowners to allow limited access to private property through improvements to waterfowl habitats.
Waterfowl Regulated Access Areas
Find restrictions for waterfowl, coot, and snipe hunting in regulated access areas managed by WDFW.
Georeferenced maps for Columbia Basin waterfowling
Downloadable PDF maps for regulated access areas within the Columbia Basin Wildlife Area to allow users to navigate using smartphones (cell service not necessary).