Master Hunter Permit Program re-certification

Special Note - COVID-19: Since there are big unknowns related to how long COVID-19 restrictions will go on and the availability of volunteer opportunities once restrictions are lifted, WDFW will be extending the renewal deadlines for Master Hunter certifications expiring in 2020. Master Hunter applicants in 2019 will also have the completion deadline extended. 

Master Hunter Permits are valid for a five-year period.  All of the below re-certification materials should be submitted together.  These materials should not be sent in any sooner than six months prior to the expiration date printed on the permit card.  There are no extensions to renew the permit after it has expired.

  1. Approved Master Hunter Proof of Service Form documenting 40 hours of volunteer work on approved wildlife conservation projects. Volunteer activities must occur during the five year period the Master Hunter Permit was valid.
    • Non-WDFW projects should be pre-approved by regional volunteer coordinator or the MHPP coordinator. 
  2. A signed Master Hunter Permit Renewal Form.
    • Certified Master Hunters renewing their permits must authorize the WDFW to conduct a criminal background check each time they renew. The criminal background check will go back five (5) years from the Master Hunter's renewal anniversary date.
  3. A $25.00 non-refundable renewal fee.
    • Checks and money orders should be written to WDFW Master Hunter. Do not send cash.