Game bird and small game regulations
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.
2022-2023 Game Bird and Small Game Regulations
This regulation pamphlet details rules for migratory waterfowl, upland and small game.
Official Hunting Hours
Legal hunting hours for migratory game birds, upland game birds, and turkeys
Non-toxic shot requirements
To protect wildlife species, nontoxic shot is required for all upland bird hunting on all pheasant release sites statewide.
Goose identification testing
Certain hunters, including new hunters, need to pass an exam to hunt geese in southwest Washington.
Hunter orange requirements
State rules require hunters to wear fluorescent hunter orange clothing under specific conditions.