Matt Monda, Wildlife Program, (509) 754-4624 ext. 216
Staci Lehman, Public Affairs, (509) 710-4511
Eighteen lucky hunters will have an opportunity to hunt for deer this fall on the 6,000- acre Charles and
MaryEder unit of the Scotch Creek Wildlife Area in northeastern Okanogan County.
Hunters can submit an application for the “limited-entry” deer hunt on the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s (WDFW) website at https://wdfw.wa.gov/hunting/special-hunts/scotch-creek or by contacting the WDFW northcentral region office at (509) 754-4624 or headquarters at (360) 902-2515.
The deadline to apply is midnight on Aug. 14, 2020.
Eighteen applicants will be chosen during a random drawing in late August. Winners will receive access permits to the wildlife area near Oroville.
"This special hunt is an effort to provide additional quality hunting opportunities in Washington," said Matt Monda, WDFW Northcentral Regional Wildlife Manager. "This hunt is popular because it is open to the general public and there are no additional fees required to participate; just the cost of a hunting license and the standard tags."
Of the 18 access permits available this year, six will be reserved for bowhunters, six for muzzleloaders, and six for hunters using modern firearms.
Hunters are allowed to take only one deer, as authorized by their general hunting license.
The Charles and Mary Eder unit of the Scotch Creek Wildlife Area is within Game Management Unit 204 with General Deer Seasons set for Sept. 1-25 for bow hunters, Sept. 26 to Oct. 4 for muzzleloaders, and Oct. 17-27 for hunters using modern firearms.
The results of the drawing will be available on WDFW’s website the last week of August. Hunters who are drawn will receive their access permit and a boundary map in the mail.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is the state agency tasked with preserving, protecting and perpetuating fish, wildlife and ecosystems, while providing sustainable fishing, hunting, and other recreation opportunities.
Persons with disabilities who need to receive this information in an alternative format or who need reasonable accommodations to participate in WDFW-sponsored public meetings or other activities may contact Dolores Noyes by phone (360-902-2349), TTY (360-902-2207), or email