Hunting season setting and rulemaking

Public Comment for Wildlife Program December 2020 Commission Agenda Items: Spring Bear
To submit your comments on proposed changes to spring black bear special permits, fill out this short survey.

2021-23 Hunting Season Rules - Adoption by the WDFW Commission  - March/April 2021
The public will get a second chance to formally comment on these proposals once Department staff develop recommendations for consideration by the Fish and Wildlife Commission in March and adoption in April 2021.  These recommendations will be based on the biological needs of a species and the social need of the public gathered through the comment period.

Watch public meetings

Aug. 25 small game, upland game, and furbearer meeting

Correction: the proposal to delay the start of forest grouse season is for statewide application, not just eastern Washington.

Aug. 27 general and equipment meeting


Sept. 1 waterfowl meeting

Sept. 3 elk meeting

Sept. 9 deer meeting

Sept. 10 bighorn sheep, boundaries, mountain goat meeting