Okanogan County limited-entry deer hunt applications coming July 15

News release

Contact: Bryan Dupont, 509-740-7964

Media contact: Nicole Jordan, 509-906-6837

Okanogan, Wash. – Eighteen hunters will have a unique opportunity to hunt for white-tailed and mule deer this fall on the 6,000-acre Charles and Mary Eder unit of the Scotch Creek Wildlife Area in northeastern Okanogan County, just east of Oroville.

Hunters can apply for the “limited-entry” deer hunt on the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s (WDFW) website.

“This annual drawing offers a unique and cost-free chance for a quality hunting experience in Washington," said WDFW North Central Regional Director, Brock Hoenes. "Open to the public without any extra fees beyond a hunting license and standard tags, it also provides the opportunity to harvest a white-tailed or mule deer in an area with limited competition."

The application for the access permits will be live from July 15 to 11:59 p.m. July 31. Eighteen applicants, to be chosen by random drawing in August, will receive access permits to the Charles and Mary Eder Unit.

Of the 18 access permits available this year, six will be reserved for archery, six for muzzleloaders, and six for hunters using modern firearms. Hunters can take only one deer with their general hunting license.

The area is within Game Management Unit 204 with General Deer Seasons set for Sept. 1-27 for archery hunters, Sept. 28 to Oct. 6 for muzzleloaders, and Oct. 12 to 22 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 an access permit and a boundary map in the mail.

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife works to preserve, protect, and perpetuate fish, wildlife and ecosystems while providing sustainable fish, wildlife, and recreational and commercial opportunities.

Request this information in an alternative format or language at wdfw.wa.gov/accessibility/requests-accommodation, 833-885-1012, TTY (711), or CivilRightsTeam@dfw.wa.gov.

Request this information in an alternative format or language at wdfw.wa.gov/accessibility/requests-accommodation, 833-885-1012, TTY (711), or CivilRightsTeam@dfw.wa.gov.