Summary of upland game bird hunting seasons

The following are summaries of upland game bird hunting seasons in Washington. For more information, see the Migratory Waterfowl and Upland Game Seasons pamphlet.

Species Area 2019 Season Dates Daily Bag Limit Possession Limit
Forest Grouse (Blue, Ruffed, and Spruce) Statewide Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 4/day, to include not more than 3 Blue Grouse, 3 Spruce Grouse, and 3 Ruffed Grouse 12 Grouse, to include not more than 9 Blue Grouse, 9 Spruce Grouse, and 9 Ruffed Grouse
Sage and Sharp-tailed Grouse, Ptarmigan Statewide CLOSED 0 0
Pheasantb Western Washington Sept. 21-22 (youth onlya) 2 either sex 4 either sex
Pheasantb Western Washington Sept. 23-27 (hunters 65 years or older, hunters with disabilities) 2 either sex 15 either sex
Pheasantb Western Washington Regular Season 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Sept. 28 - Nov. 30 2 either sex 15 either sex
Pheasantb Western Washington Extended Season (no pheasants released) 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Dec. 1 - 15 ONLY at Skookumchuck, Fort Lewis, Kosmos, Scatter Creek, Belfair, Whidbey Island (except Bayview), & Lincoln Creek release sites 2 either sex 15 either sex
Pheasantb Eastern Washington Sept. 21-22 (youth onlya) 3 cocks only 6 cocks only
Pheasantb Eastern Washington Sept. 23-27 (hunters 65 years or older only) 3 cocks only 15 cocks only
Pheasantb Eastern Washington Oct. 19, 2019 - Jan. 20, 2020 3 cocks only 15 cocks only
California (Valley) Quail and Northern Bobwhite Western Washington Sept. 28 - Nov. 30 10 mixed bag 30 mixed bag
California (Valley) Quail and Northern Bobwhite Eastern Washington Sept. 28-29 (youth onlya) 10 mixed bag 20 mixed bag
California (Valley) Quail and Northern Bobwhite Eastern Washington Oct. 5, 2019 - Jan. 20, 2020 10 mixed bag 30 mixed bag
Quail (Mountain) Western Washington Sept. 28 - Nov. 30 2 4
Quail (Mountain) Eastern Washington Closed throughout Eastern Washington 0 0
Partridge (Chukar & Gray) Eastern Washington Sept. 28-29 (youth onlya) 6 chukar & 6 gray 12 chukar & 12 gray
Partridge (Chukar & Gray) Eastern Washington Oct. 5, 2019 - Jan. 20, 2020 6 chukar & 6 gray 18 chukar & 18 gray
Crow Statewide Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 No limit No limit

Notes

a Special youth hunting season open to hunters under 16 years of age (must be accompanied by an adult at least 18 years old who is not hunting)

b At the Samish release site pheasants will only be released during the youth and senior seasons. Please see the WDFW "Let's Go Waterfowl Hunting" website for alternative sites.