Summary of deer hunting seasons

The following are summaries for modern firearm, archery, and muzzleloader deer seasons in Washington. For more information, see the Big Game Hunting Seasons and Regulations pamphlet.

Deer: Modern Firearm

High Buck Hunts

Hunt Season 2020 Dates Game Management Units (GMUs) Legal Deer
High Buck Hunts Sept. 15-25 Alpine Lakes, Mount Baker, Glacier Peak, Pasayten, Olympic Peninsula, and Henry Jackson Wilderness Areas and Lake Chelan Recreation Area 3 pt. min.

General Season

Hunt Season 2020 Dates Game Management Units (GMUs) Legal Deer
Black-tailed Deer Oct 17- Nov 1 407, 418, 426, 437, 448, 450, 454, 460, 466, 501 through 520, 524 through 556, 560, 568, 572, 574, 601 through 621, 624 (except Deer Area 6020), 627 through 654, 658 through 699 Any buck
Black-tailed Deer Oct 17- Nov 1 410, 411, 412, 413, 414, 415, 416, 417, 419, 420, 421, 422, 564, 655, Deer Area 6020 Any deer
Black-tailed Deer Oct 17- Nov 1 578 3 pt. min.
White-tailed Deer Oct. 17-30 101, 105, 108, 111, 113, 117, 121, 124 Any buck
White-tailed Deer Oct. 17-27 203 through 284 Any buck
White-tailed Deer Oct. 17-27 127 through 154, 162 through 186 (except Deer Area 1040) 3 pt. min.
White-tailed Deer Oct. 17-27 373, 379, 381 Any deer
Mule Deer Oct. 17-27 101 through 154, 162 through 169, 172 (except Deer Area 1040), 175 through 186, 203 through 284, 328, 330 through 368, 372, 373, 379, 381, 382 (except closed in Deer Area 5382), 388 3 pt. min.

Late General Season

Hunt Season 2020 Dates Game Management Units (GMUs) Legal Deer
Black-tailed Deer Nov. 19-22 407, 454, 466, 501 through 520, 524 through 560, 568, 572, 601 through 621, 624 (except Deer Area 6020), 627 through 654, 658 through 699 Any buck
Black-tailed Deer Nov. 19-22 410, 411, 412, 413, 414, 415, 416, 417, 419, 420, 421, 422, 564, 655, Deer Area 6020 Any deer
White-tailed Deer Nov. 7-19 105, 108, 111, 113, 117, 121, 124 Any buck

Hunters 65 and Over, Disabled, or Youth General Seasons

Hunt Season 2020 Dates Game Management Units (GMUs)** Legal Deer
White-tailed Deer Oct. 17-30 and Nov. 7-19 124 Any deer
White-tailed Deer Oct. 17-27 127 through 142, 145, 149, 154, Deer Area 1010, and 178 3 pt. min. or antlerless

Deer: Archery

Early Archery General Deer Seasons

Hunt Season 2020 Dates Game Management Units (GMUs) Legal Deer
Black-tailed Deer Sept. 1-25 407 through 426, 437, 448, 450, 454, 466, 501, 504, 505, 554, 564, 568, 621 through 636, 648 through 652, 654 through 673, 684 Any deer
Black-tailed Deer Sept. 1-25 460, 503, 574, 601 through 618, 638, 642, 653, 681 and 699 Any buck
Black-tailed Deer Sept. 1-25 578 3 pt. min.
Black-tailed Deer Sept. 1-20 510, 513, 516, 520, 524, 530, 556 Any deer
Black-tailed Deer Sept. 1-20 506, 550, 560, 572 Any buck
Mule Deer Sept. 1-25 101 through 121, 166, 169, 172 (except Deer Area 1040), 175, 181, 243, 334 3 pt. min.
Mule Deer Sept. 1-25 124 through 142, 145, 149, 186, 244 through 247, 249, 250, 260, 372, 284, 373, 379, 381, 382 (except closed in Deer Area 5382), 388, Deer Area 3334 3 pt. min. or antlerless
Mule Deer Sept. 1-20 154, 162, 163, 178 3 pt. min. or antlerless
Mule Deer Sept. 1-20 251, 328, 335, 336, 340, 346, 352, 356, 360, 364, 368 3 pt. min.
Mule Deer Sept. 1-15 204 through 242, 248, 254, 262, 266, 269, 272, 278 3 pt. min.
Mule Deer Sept. 16-25 204 through 242, 248, 254, 262, 266, 269, 272, 278 3 pt. min. or antlerless
White-tailed Deer Sept. 1-25 101-121 Any buck
White-tailed Deer Sept. 1-25 124, 204 through 250, 254 through 284, 373, 379, 381 Any deer
White-tailed Deer Sept. 1-25 127 through 149, ((166,)) 172 (except Deer Area 1040), 181, 186 3 pt. min. or antlerless
White-tailed Deer Sept. 1-25 166, 169, 175 3 pt. min.
White-tailed Deer Sept. 1-20 154, 162, 163, 178 3 pt. min. or antlerless

Late Archery General Deer Season

Hunt Season 2020 Dates Game Management Units (GMUs) Legal Deer
Black-tailed Deer Nov. 25 - Dec. 15 437, 466, 510 through 520, 524 Any deer
Black-tailed Deer Nov. 25 - Dec. 15 448, 460, 506, 530, 560, 572, 601, 603 through 618, 638, 642, 681, and 699 Any buck
Black-tailed Deer Nov. 25 - Dec. 31 407, 410, 411, 412, 413, 414, 415, 416, 417, 419, 420, 421, 422, 454, 505, 564, 624, 627, 636, 648, 652, 654, 655, 660 through 672  Any deer
Mule Deer Nov. 21-30 209, 215, 233, 243, 250 3 pt. min.
Mule Deer Nov. 25 - Dec. 8 336, 342, 346, 352, 364, 388, Deer Area 3682 3 pt. min.
Mule Deer Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 145, 163, 178, 272, 278, 373, Deer Area 3372 3 pt. min. or antlerless
Mule Deer Dec. 9-31 Deer Area 1021 Antlerless only
White-tailed Deer Nov. 10 - Dec. 15 101 Any buck
White-tailed Deer Nov. 25 - Dec. 15 105, 108, 117, 121 Any buck
White-tailed Deer Nov. 25 - Dec. 15 124 Any deer
White-tailed Deer Nov. 25 - Dec. 15 127 3 pt. min. or antlerless
White-tailed Deer Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 145, 163, 178, 272, 278 3 pt. min. or antlerless
White-tailed Deer Nov. 25 - Dec. 15 204, 209, 215, 233, 243, 373 Any deer

Deer: Muzzleloader

High Buck Hunts

Hunt Season 2020 Dates Game Management Units (GMUs) Legal Deer
High Buck Hunts
 
Sept. 15-25 Alpine Lakes, Glacier Peak, Pasayten, Mount Baker, Olympic Peninsula, and Henry Jackson Wilderness areas, and Lake Chelan Recreation Area 3 pt. min.

Early Muzzleloader General Deer Seasons

Hunt Season 2020 Dates Game Management Units (GMUs) Legal Deer
Black-tailed Deer Sept. 26 - Oct. 4 407, 418, 426, 437, 448, 450, 501, 503, 504, 505, 506, 510, 513, 516, 520, 530, 550, 554, 560, 568, 572, 574, 603, 607, 612, 615, 624 (except Deer Area 6020), 621, 633 through 651, 660, 663, 672, 673 Any buck
Black-tailed Deer Sept. 26 - Oct. 4 410, 411, 412, 413, 414, 415, 416, 417, 419, 420, 421, 422, 454, 564, 627, 652, 655, 666, 684, and Deer Area 6020 Any deer
Black-tailed Deer Sept. 26 - Oct. 4 578 3 pt. min.
White-tailed Deer Sept. 26 - Oct. 4 203, 204, 209, 215, 231, 233, 239, 242, 243, 244, 245, 246, 248, 250, 251, 260, 272, 278, 284 Any buck
White-tailed Deer Sept. 26 - Oct. 4 101 through 121 Any buck
White-tailed Deer Sept. 26 - Oct. 4 124 Any deer
White-tailed Deer Sept. 26 - Oct. 4 127, 142, 145, 149 3 pt. min. or antlerless
White-tailed Deer Sept. 26 - Oct. 4 130, 133, 136, 139, 175, 181, 186 3 pt. min.
White-tailed Deer Sept. 26 - Oct. 4 373, 379 Any deer
Mule Deer Sept. 26 - Oct. 4 101 through 149, 175, 181, 186, 203, 204, 209, 215, 231, 233, 239, 242, 243, 244, 245, 246, 248, 250, 251, 254, 260, 262, 266, 269, 272, 278, 284, 328, 330 through 342, 352 through 368, 373, 379 3 pt. min.
Mule Deer Sept. 26 - Oct. 4 Deer Areas 3334 and 3372 3 pt. min. or antlerless

Late Muzzleloader General Deer Seasons

Hunt Season 2020 Dates Game Management Units (GMUs) Legal Deer
Black-tailed Deer Nov. 25 - Dec. 15 407, 410, 411, 412, 413, 414, 415, 416, 417, 419, 420, 421, 422, 454, 504, 564, 633, 654, 666, 667, and 684 Any deer
Black-tailed Deer Nov. 25 - Dec. 15 448, 460, 501, 602, 621, 651, 658, and 673 Any buck
White-tailed Deer Nov. 25 - Dec. 8 113 Any buck
White-tailed Deer Nov. 25 - Dec. 8 130, 133, 136, 139, 142 3 pt. min. or antlerless
White-tailed Deer Nov. 25 - Dec. 8 172 (except Deer Area 1040), 181 3 pt. min. or antlerless
White-tailed Deer Nov. 25 - Dec. 8 379, 381 Any deer
Mule Deer Nov. 25 - Dec. 8 130 Antlerless
Mule Deer Nov. 25 - Dec. 8 379, 381 3 pt. min.
Mule Deer Nov. 20-30 382 (except closed in Deer Area 5382) 3 pt. min.