Small game hunting licenses

Washington is home to hundreds of fish and wildlife species and scores of diverse fishing, hunting and wildlife viewing opportunities. You can purchase a license or parking pass online to start enjoying these opportunities.

Small game license costs

License type Resident Non-resident Resident senior Youth under 16 Resident disabled* Non-resident disabled veteran*
Small Game $40.50 $183.50 $40.50 $18.50 $18.50 $40.50
Small Game Discount *** $22.00 $96.80 $22.00 $8.80 $8.80 $22.00
3-Day Small Game ---- $68.00 ---- ---- ---- ---
Turkey Tag #1 $15.90 $44.50 $15.90 FREE $15.90 $44.50
Additional Turkey Tags $15.90 $66.50 $15.90 $11.50 $15.90 $66.50
Migratory Bird Permit $17.00 $17.00 $17.00 FREE $17.00 $17.00
Western WA Pheasant Permit $84.50 $167.00 $84.50 $40.50 $40.50 $84.50
Western WA Pheasant-3 Day Permit $40.50 $79.00 $40.50 ---- $40.50 $40.50
Migratory Bird Authorization $13.20 $13.20 $13.20 $3.30 $13.20 $13.20
Special Hunt Permit Applications-Turkey $7.10 $110.50 $7.10 $3.80 $7.10 $110.50

*Defining disabled hunters and fishers

RCW 77.32.480 Reduced rate licenses.

Upon approved disability application, combination fishing and hunting licenses shall be issued at a reduced or Resident rate for the following individuals:

  1. A resident sixty-five years old or older who is an honorably discharged veteran of the United States armed forces having a service-connected disability;
  2. A resident who is an honorably discharged veteran of the United States armed forces with a thirty percent or more service-connected disability;
  3. A resident with a disability who permanently uses a wheelchair;
  4. A resident who is blind or visually impaired; and
  5. A resident with a developmental disability as defined in RCW 71A.10.020 with documentation of the disability certified by a physician licensed to practice in this state.
  6. A Non Resident who qualify under 1 and 2 above as a Disabled Veteran shall be issued a combination fishing license and/or any hunting license at the same cost charged to a nondisabled Washington resident for the same license.

*** To receive the discounted rate for small game, the small game licenses must be purchased at the same time as a big game license package is purchased.

Residency requirements 

Per WAC 220-220-050, to qualify as a Washington resident you must meet certain criteria:

  • Maintained a permanent place of abode within the state for at least 90 days preceding license purchase;
  • Washington driver’s license; 
  • Washington identification card; or 
  • Military ID with a copy of orders showing Washington as your duty station.

If you do not have the above, you may need to contact WDFW Licensing to provide other documentation. To qualify for a resident license in Washington, you must not be licensed to fish or hunt as a resident in another state.