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, scrub-steppe, 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.