Let's go waterfowl hunting

Male and female wood ducks swimming
Photo by WDFW
Male and female wood ducks

Washington offers a wide variety of waterfowl hunting options, ranging from deep saltwater areas to dry land agricultural fields. The many types of habitat in the state support opportunities for waterfowl ranging from mallards, Canada geese, and snow geese to sea ducks and brant.

Washington plays a significant role in the migratory bird pathway known as the Pacific Flyway, and typically ranks second among the 12 western states in waterfowl abundance, hunter numbers, and harvest.

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has been actively working to provide places for waterfowl hunting, and we hope you take advantage of these opportunities.