Game bird and small game regulations

Northern pintail ducks
Dennis Werlau/WDFW

Forest grouse season runs from Sept. 15, 2021 - Jan. 15, 2022 to protect brood hens with chicks.

Washington is home to at least 35 types of waterfowl and more than a dozen other gamebirds available for harvest across a landscape of lakes, sloughs, bays, beaver ponds, grasslands, shrubsteppe, farmlands, and other diverse habitat. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife works hard to make sure hunters can enjoy the natural resources and opportunities the state has to offer.