Summary of small game hunting seasons

Small Game Species Daily Bag Limit Season Dates Notes and Exceptions
Bobcat None Statewide: Sept. 1 - Mar. 15

Sealing of pelt required. Bobcat may not be hunted with dogs.

Pelt Sealing Requirements:
Successful hunters/trappers must contact a WDFW office for pelt sealing and submit the associated harvest report to the department by April 20, 2020. The bobcat hide must not be frozen so a seal may be attached. No one may possess an open WDFW bobcat seal unless it has been cut by a license taxidermist or fur dealer who has received and invoiced the pelt for processing.

Fox None Statewide: Sept. 1 - Mar. 15 CLOSED within the exterior boundaries of the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie, Okanogan, Wenatchee, and Gifford Pinchot National Forests.
Raccoon None Statewide: Sept. 1 - Mar. 15 Dogs may be used to hunt raccoon, EXCEPT it is unlawful to hunt with dogs during the months of October or November during the dates established for modern firearm deer and elk general seasons in eastern and western Washington.
Cottontail Rabbit and Snowshoe Hare 5/day, see notes Statewide: Sept. 1 - Mar. 15 Possession limit: 15 straight or mixed bag
Forest Grouse 4/day, to include not more than 3 Blue Grouse, 3 Spruce Grouse, and 3 Ruffed Grouse Statewide: Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Possession limit: 12 grouse, to include not more than 9 Blue Grouse, 9 Spruce Grouse, and 9 Ruffed Grouse. Forest grouse may be hunted with either a big game or small game license.
Crow None Statewide: Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Crows in the act of depredation may be taken at any time.
Coyote None Year round Coyote may not be hunted with dogs. A small game or big game hunting license is required.
Lynx, Fisher, Pygmy Rabbit, Jackrabbit, Ptarmigan, Sage Grouse, and Sharp-tailed Grouse CLOSED CLOSED Closed statewide, year round.
Beaver, Badger, Weasel, Marten, Mink, Muskrat, and River Otter N/A Nov. 1 - Mar. 31 May only be taken by trapping during the trapping season (Nov. 1 - Mar. 31). Trappers must contact a WDFW office for pelt sealing of river otter and submit all harvest reports to the department by April 20, 2020.