Big Game Hunting Pamphlet Cover Photo Contest

Montage of six previous Big Game Hunting Rules Pamphlets

Welcome to the 2020 WDFW Big Game Hunting Pamphlet Cover Photo Contest!

Each year, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) sponsors a photo contest to select a cover for the upcoming big game pamphlet. The theme for 2020 will be "Hunting on Washington’s Public Lands".

Washington is the smallest of the western states but is second in human population (only behind California), which makes the state’s public land that much more important to residents. Providing sustainable wildlife recreation is a major part of WDFW’s mission, and we want to celebrate all that our public lands have to offer. From steep, rocky slopes to old growth forests to wetlands, if you’re looking for a unique outdoor experience, you can find it in Washington.

Send us your photos highlighting how you take advantage of the hunting opportunities provided by Washington’s public lands, along with a short paragraph describing the scene.

Even if you are not selected as the winner, we may feature your photo on the department’s social media or web pages. 

The cutoff date for submissions is March 1, 2020. The winning submission will be featured on the next Washington State Big Game Hunting Seasons and Regulations pamphlet.