Big game permit auctions

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife began auctioning big game permits in 1994. The first auction permit was a single bighorn sheep permit and the auction was conducted by a local conservation organization. Three years later, in 1997, the first raffle tags were sold for a permit to hunt big game. Raffles were conducted for deer, elk, bighorn sheep, and moose.

Learn more about the auction and raffle programs.

2020 Auction dates and locations

Permit Organization Date Location
California Bighorn Sheep Wild Sheep Foundation January 17, 2020 Reno-Sparks Convention Center
and Peppermill Casino
Reno, NV
Mule Deer Mule Deer Foundation February 13-16, 2020 Salt Palace Convention Center
Salt Lake City, Utah
Three Deer Mule Deer Foundation February 13-16, 2020 Salt Palace Convention Center
Salt Lake City, Utah
Mountain Goat Seattle Sportsmen's Conservation Foundation February 29, 2020 Lynnwood Convention Center
Lynnwood, WA
Black-tailed Deer Safari Club International, Southwest Washington Chapter March 14, 2020 Embassy Suites Portland Airport
Portland, OR
White-tailed Deer Safari Club International, Southwest Washington Chapter March 14, 2020 Embassy Suites Portland Airport
Portland, OR
Eastside Elk Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation March 28, 2020 TBD
Westside Elk Safari Club International, Northwest Chapter April 4, 2020 Doubletree by Hilton
SeaTac, WA
Moose Washington Wild Sheep Foundation TBD TBD