Beginning in late July, you can enter a drawing for a chance to be one of six archery, six muzzleloader, or six modern firearm hunters to hunt on the 6,000-acre Charles and Mary Eder unit of the Scotch Creek Wildlife Area in northeast Okanogan County, just east of the town of Oroville. Drawing winners will receive an access permit that will allow them to hunt these properties during the appropriate early general season.
- Drawing will take place in late August.
- Drawing results will be posted online the week following.
- Winners will receive their access permit through the mail.
- There is no fee to enter this drawing.
- Please enter the drawing for only one weapon choice, even if you have a multiple season permit. This will ensure the greatest variety of hunters can take part in the hunt.
- The weapon choice you select must match the weapon type selected on your deer tag.
- Only apply once. Multiple applications will disqualify applicant.
- The hunt area is a combination of WDFW land and adjacent private lands.
- Access is limited to walk-in only from the Chesaw or Eder Roads.
- There are 700 acres of private agricultural lands in the center of the unit that are closed to hunting. This area is designated with "No Trespassing" signs.
- The area can be hot and dry, especially in September.