Licenses & Permits

Whether fishing, hunting, or just getting outside for the weekend, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife helps thousands make the most of this amazing state every year. Find the hunting and fishing license that fits your adventure, see what you need to access state-managed lands and water access sites, and learn about the necessary permits for construction projects that may affect wildlife or habitats.

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License news & important dates

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2024-2025 hunting and fishing licenses are available now

If you’re a hunter or angler prepping for your next big season, you can take the next step by getting your 2024-2025 licenses from WDFW, including hunting and fishing licenses as well as combination license packages.

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WDFW’s Southwest Region opens Morton office to the public

Located on the City of Morton’s Main Avenue, the WDFW Cowlitz Wildlife Area field office will now sell licenses and Discover Passes, support pelt sealing requirements, and share information with Lewis County residents.

Conservation starts here

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Visit for tips, tricks, and the latest opportunities

This WDFW website is your one-stop shop for fishing and hunting how-to information, licenses, and agency promotions, all in the spirit of getting you and yours outdoors.

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Show your support for Washington wildlife

Looking for an easy way to help wildlife in Washington? Personalized plates and any of our six specialized license plates support wildlife conservation, viewing, and management in the state.

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Cover the water and the field with the Get Outdoors package

The Get Outdoors license package is your one-stop shop for fishing and hunting that gets you ready for anything and does it at a savings.