Summary of fall black bear hunting seasons

The following are summaries of fall black bear hunt seasons around the state. For more information, see the Big Game Hunting Seasons and Regulations pamphlet

Hunt Zone Hunt Dates Hunt Area GMUs
Coastal Aug. 1 - Nov. 15 GMUs 501, 504, 506, 530, 601, 602, 603, 607-621, 636-651, 658-663, 672-684
Puget Sound Aug. 1 - Nov. 15 GMUs 407, 454, 624, 627, 633, 652, 666, 667
North Cascades*** Aug. 1 - Nov. 15 GMUs 418-421, 426-450, 460
South Cascades Aug. 15 - Nov. 15 GMUs 466, 485*, 503, 505, 510-520, 524, 550-574, 653, 654
Okanogan*** Aug. 15 - Nov. 15 GMUs 203, 209-243
East Cascades Aug. 1 - Nov. 15 GMUs 244-247, 249-251, 328, 329-368, 382, 388, 578
Northeastern A*** Sept. 1 - Nov. 15 GMUs 101-121, 204
Northeastern B Aug. 15 - Nov. 15 GMUs 124-130
Blue Mountains Sept. 1 - Nov. 15 GMUs 145-154, 162-186
Columbia Basin Aug. 1 - Nov. 15 GMUs 133, 136, 139, 142, 248, 254, 260-290, 371-381
Long Island Sept. 1 - Nov. 15 GMU 699**

Notes

* Only hunters drawn for a quality deer or elk permit in GMU 485 may hunt black bear in this unit.

** Archery only.

*** Black bear identification test required in GMUs 101, 105, 108, 111, 113, 117, 203, 204, 209, 215, 418, 426.