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Washington

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Overview

Known For

Hunting privileges for mule deer, blacktail deer, and whitetail deer

Terrain

Mountain ranges covered in forests in the west and dry channeled scablands in the east

Hunting Seasons

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Season Start Date End Date
Bear
Bear – Fall
Open in all GMU’s where black bear hunting is permitted. GMUs 157, 490, and 522 are closed to fall bear hunting. A special deer/elk permit is required to hunt bear in GMU 485. See regulations for further details.
Aug 1, 2022 Nov 15, 2022
Bobcat
Bobcat – Statewide Hunting
No limit. Pelts need to be sealed.
Sep 1, 2022 Mar 15, 2023
Coyote
Coyote – Statewide Hunting
No limit. No closed season.
Jan 1, 2022 Dec 31, 2022
Deer
Deer – Mule Deer Early Archery
Specific districts. Dates vary between districts and sex of animal.
Sep 1, 2022 Sep 23, 2022
Deer
Deer – Blacktail Early Archery
Specific districts. Dates vary between districts and sex of animal.
Sep 1, 2022 Sep 23, 2022
Deer
Deer – Whitetail Early Archery
Specific districts. Dates vary between districts and sex of animal.
Sep 1, 2022 Sep 25, 2022
Deer
Deer – Whitetail Early Muzzleloader
Specific districts. Dates vary between districts and sex of animal.
Sep 24, 2022 Oct 2, 2022
Deer
Deer – Blacktail Early Muzzleloader
Specific districts. Dates vary between districts and sex of animal.
Sep 24, 2022 Oct 2, 2022
Deer
Deer – Mule Deer Early Muzzleloader
Specific districts. Dates vary between districts and sex of animal.
Sep 24, 2022 Oct 2, 2022
Deer
Deer – Whitetail Gun
Specific districts. Dates vary between districts and sex of animal.
Oct 15, 2022 Oct 28, 2022
Deer
Deer – Mule Deer Gun
Specific districts. Dates vary between districts and sex of animal.
Oct 15, 2022 Oct 25, 2022
Deer
Deer – Blacktail Gun
Specific districts. Dates vary between districts and sex of animal.
Oct 15, 2022 Oct 31, 2022
Deer
Deer – Whitetail Late Gun
Specific districts. Dates vary between districts and sex of animal.
Nov 5, 2022 Nov 19, 2022
Deer
Deer – Whitetail Late Archery
Specific districts. Dates vary between districts and sex of animal.
Nov 10, 2022 Dec 15, 2022
Deer
Deer – Blacktail Late Gun
Specific districts. Dates vary between districts and sex of animal.
Nov 17, 2022 Nov 20, 2022
Deer
Deer – Whitetail Late Muzzleloader
Specific districts. Dates vary between districts and sex of animal.
Nov 20, 2022 Dec 8, 2022
Deer
Deer – Mule Deer Late Archery
Specific districts. Dates vary between districts and sex of animal.
Nov 20, 2022 Dec 8, 2022
Deer
Deer – Mule Deer Late Muzzleloader
Specific districts. Dates vary between districts and sex of animal.
Nov 20, 2022 Dec 8, 2022
Deer
Deer – Blacktail Late Muzzleloader
Specific districts. Dates vary between districts and sex of animal.
Nov 23, 2022 Dec 15, 2022
Deer
Deer – Blacktail Late Archery
Specific districts. Dates vary between districts and sex of animal.
Nov 23, 2022 Dec 31, 2022
Dove
Dove – Statewide
Mourning dove bag limit 15 per day. Possession limit: 45.
Sep 1, 2022 Oct 30, 2022
Duck
Duck – West (Youth)
Bag limit 7 per day.
Sep 24, 2022 Sep 24, 2022
Duck
Duck – East (Youth)
Bag limit 7 per day.
Oct 1, 2022 Oct 1, 2022
Duck
Duck – General
Bag limit 7 per day. Possession limit: 21. Note: There is a break in the season with no hunting allowed Oct 24-25 and Scaup season closed Oct. 15 – Nov. 4.
Oct 15, 2022 Jan 29, 2023
Elk
Elk – East Master Hunters
Specific districts. Dates vary between districts and sex of animal. Must wear hunter orange and/or hunter pink.
Aug 1, 2022 Jan 20, 2023
Elk
Elk – East Early Archery
Specific districts. Dates vary between districts and sex of animal.
Sep 10, 2022 Sep 22, 2022
Elk
Elk – West Late Archery
Specific districts. Dates vary between districts and sex of animal.
Sep 10, 2022 Sep 22, 2022
Elk
Elk – East Firearm (1st Season)
Specific districts. Dates vary between districts and sex of animal. View Regs here: https://www.eregulations.com/washington/hunting/elk-general-seasons/
Sep 10, 2022 Sep 25, 2022
Elk
Elk – East Early Muzzleloader
Specific districts. Dates vary between districts and sex of animal.
Oct 1, 2022 Oct 7, 2022
Elk
Elk – West Early Muzzleloader
Specific districts. Dates vary between districts and sex of animal.
Oct 1, 2022 Oct 7, 2022
Elk
Elk – East Firearm (2nd season)
Specific districts. Dates vary between districts and sex of animal.
Oct 29, 2022 Nov 6, 2022
Elk
Elk – East Late Archery
Specific districts. Dates vary between districts and sex of animal. View regs here: https://www.eregulations.com/washington/hunting/elk-general-seasons/
Oct 29, 2022 Jan 30, 2023
Elk
Elk – East Late Muzzleloader
Specific districts. Dates vary between districts and sex of animal.
Oct 29, 2022 Dec 8, 2022
Elk
Elk – East Firearm (3rd season)
Specific districts. Dates vary between districts and sex of animal.
Oct 29, 2022 Nov 15, 2022
Elk
Elk – West Firearm
Specific districts. Dates vary between districts and sex of animal.
Nov 5, 2022 Nov 16, 2022
Elk
Elk – West Late Muzzleloader
Specific districts. Dates vary between districts and sex of animal.
Nov 23, 2022 Dec 31, 2022
Elk
Elk – West Late Archery
Specific districts. Dates vary between districts and sex of animal.
Nov 25, 2022 Dec 15, 2022
Fox
Fox – Statewide Hunting
No limit. Certain areas restricted.
Sep 1, 2022 Mar 15, 2023
Goat
Mountain Goat
By special application only. Dates vary by permit area.
Sep 1, 2022 Nov 30, 2022
Goose
Goose – Canada Goose Area 2
Bag limit 5 per day.
Sep 3, 2022 Sep 11, 2022
Goose
Goose – Canada Goose Area 1, 3
Bag limit 5 per day.
Sep 3, 2022 Sep 8, 2022
Goose
Goose – Canada Goose Area 4, 5
Bag limit 5 per day.
Sep 3, 2022 Sep 4, 2022
Goose
Goose – West Youth
(Canada and white-fronted goose only)
Sep 24, 2022 Sep 24, 2022
Goose
Goose – East Youth
Oct 1, 2022 Oct 1, 2022
Goose
Goose – Mgmt Area 2 Inland Season A
Clark, Cowlitz, and Wahkiakum counties; and that portion of Grays Harbor County east of highway 101) Saturdays, Sundays, & Wednesdays only
Oct 15, 2022 Oct 30, 2022
Goose
Goose – Mgmt Area 5 A
Oct 15, 2022 Oct 31, 2022
Goose
Goose – Mgmt Area 4 A
Saturdays, Sundays, & Wednesdays only.
Oct 15, 2022 Nov 2, 2022
Goose
Goose – Mgmt Area 3 A
Oct 15, 2022 Oct 27, 2022
Goose
Goose – Mgmt Area 1 Reg Season A
Island, Skagit, and Snohomish counties. White Fronted and Canada geese (Expect Brant), Snow, Ross’, and Blue Geese (White Geese.)
Oct 15, 2022 Nov 27, 2022
Goose
Goose – Mgmt Area 2 Coast season A
Pacific County and that portion of Grays Harbor County west of highway 101). See regulations for specific days of the week allowed to hunt.
Oct 15, 2022 Oct 30, 2022
Goose
Goose – Area 1
Canada Geese and White-fronted Geese. Season may have certains days of off season. Check regulations here: https://www.eregulations.com/washington/hunting/game-bird/migratory-game-bird-seasons
Oct 15, 2022 Jan 29, 2023
Goose
Goose – Mgmt Area 2 Coast season B
Pacific County and that portion of Grays Harbor County west of highway 101). See regulations for specific days of the week allowed to hunt.
Nov 4, 2022 Dec 4, 2022
Goose
Goose – Mgmt Area 4 B
Saturdays, Sundays, & Wednesdays only during: Canada, White-fronted, & White geese Nov. 5 – Jan. 29; Every day Jan. 23-29; Additional hunt days include: Nov. 11, 24 and 25; Dec. 26, 27, 28, 30, and 31; and Jan. 16.
Nov 5, 2022 Jan 29, 2023
Goose
Goose – Mgmt Area 5 B
Nov 5, 2022 Jan 29, 2023
Goose
Goose – Mgmt Area 3 B
Nov 5, 2022 Jan 29, 2023
Goose
Goose – Mgmt Area 2 Inland Season B
Clark, Cowlitz, and Wahkiakum counties; and that portion of Grays Harbor County east of highway 101)
Nov 23, 2022 Jan 14, 2023
Goose
Goose – Mgmt Area 1 Reg season B
Island, Skagit, and Snohomish counties. White Fronted and Canada geese (Expect Brant), Snow, Ross’, and Blue Geese (White Geese.)
Dec 10, 2022 Jan 29, 2023
Goose
Goose – Mgmt Area 2 Coast season C
Pacific County and that portion of Grays Harbor County west of highway 101). See regulations for specific days of the week allowed to hunt.
Dec 21, 2022 Jan 22, 2023
Goose
Goose – Brant 1
Pacific, Skagit, Clallam and Whatcom counties Brant Goose. See regulations for additional details on open dates: https://www.eregulations.com/washington/hunting/game-bird/migratory-game-bird-seasons
Jan 7, 2023 Jan 29, 2023
Goose
Goose – Mgmt Area 4 C
Feb 11, 2023 Mar 1, 2023
Goose
Goose – White Goose Area 1
Season may have certains days of off season.
Feb 11, 2023 Feb 21, 2023
Goose
Goose – Mgmt Area 2 Coast season D.
Pacific County and that portion of Grays Harbor County west of highway 101). See regulations for specific days of the week allowed to hunt. For late season Geese, Wildlife refuges and WDFW Wildlife areas are closed.
Feb 11, 2023 Feb 22, 2023
Goose
Goose – Mgmt Area 1 Reg season C
Different boundary lines for late geese. See regulations.
Feb 11, 2023 Feb 21, 2023
Goose
Goose – Mgmt Area 2 Inland Season C
Clark, Cowlitz, and Wahkiakum counties; and that portion of Grays Harbor County east of highway 101) For late season Geese, Wildlife refuges and WDFW Wildlife areas are closed.
Feb 11, 2023 Mar 5, 2023
Grouse
Grouse – Blue, Ruffed, and Spruce
Statewide. Bag limit 4 per day
Sep 15, 2022 Jan 15, 2023
Moose
Moose – Antlered
By special application only. Seasons vary by unit, check regulations here: https://www.eregulations.com/assets/docs/resources/WA/22WAHD_LR4.pdf
Oct 1, 2022 Nov 30, 2022
Moose
Moose – Antlerless
By special application only. Dates vary by permit area.
Oct 1, 2022 Nov 30, 2022
Mountain Lion
Mountain Lion – Early Season
Guidelines vary in units. Dates may change during season depending on guidelines and quotas.
Sep 1, 2022 Dec 31, 2022
Mountain Lion
Mountain Lion – Late Season
Guidelines vary in units. Dates may change during season depending on guidelines and quotas. A valid 2023-2024 cougar license/tag is required to hunt cougar in April 2023.
Jan 1, 2023 Apr 30, 2023
Pheasant
Pheasant – Statewide (Youth)
Bag limit 2 per day in West and 3 in East
Sep 17, 2022 Sep 18, 2022
Pheasant
Pheasant – Western
Bag limit 2 per day
Sep 24, 2022 Nov 30, 2022
Pheasant
Pheasant – Eastern
Bag limit 3 males per day
Oct 22, 2022 Jan 16, 2023
Pheasant
Pheasant – Western Extended
Bag limit 2 per day. ONLY at Belfair, Fort Lewis, Kosmos, Lincoln Creek, Scatter Creek, Skookumchuck, & Whidbey Island (except Bayview) release sites
Dec 1, 2022 Dec 15, 2022
Quail Game Type
Quail – California (Valley) and Northern Bobwhite (Youth)
Youth Season. California and bobwhite bag limit of 10 per day
Sep 17, 2022 Sep 18, 2022
Quail Game Type
Quail – California (Valley) and Northern Bobwhite – Western
California and bobwhite bag limit of 10 per day
Sep 24, 2022 Nov 30, 2022
Quail Game Type
Quail – Mountain -Western
Limit 2 quail
Sep 24, 2022 Nov 30, 2022
Quail Game Type
Quail – California (Valley) and Northern Bobwhite – Eastern
California and bobwhite bag limit of 10 per day
Oct 1, 2022 Jan 16, 2023
Rabbit
Rabbit – Statewide
Cottontail and snowshoe hares bag limit 5 per day.
Sep 1, 2022 Mar 15, 2023
Sheep
Bighorn Sheep
By special application only. Dates vary by permit area. Check regulations here: https://www.eregulations.com/assets/docs/resources/WA/22WAHD_LR4.pdf
Sep 15, 2022 Nov 30, 2022
Turkey Game Type
Turkey – Spring
Bag limit of 3 bearded turkeys. Gobblers (male) and Turkeys with visible beards ONLY
Apr 15, 2022 May 31, 2022
Turkey Game Type
Turkey – Fall Season
Statewide Bag limit of 4 turkeys. See regulations for certain area specifics.
Sep 1, 2022 Dec 31, 2022
Turkey Game Type
Turkey – Spring (Youth)
The combined spring/youth spring season limit is three (3) birds. Only two (2) turkeys may be killed in Eastern Washington, except three (3) may be killed in Spokane county and only one (1) may be killed in Kittitas or Yakima counties. One (1) turkey may be killed per year in Western Washington outside of Klickitat County. Two (2) turkeys may be killed in Klickitat County. Male turkeys and turkeys with visible beards only.
Apr 1, 2023 Apr 7, 2023
Upland Bird
Partridge – East (Youth)
Bag limit 6 chukar per day. Bag limit 6 gray per day
Sep 17, 2022 Sep 18, 2022
Upland Bird
Partridge – East
Bag limit 6 chukar per day. Bag limit 6 gray per day
Oct 1, 2022 Jan 16, 2023

Licenses, Permits and Regulations

Hunting licenses, permits and regulations can be purchased on the official web site of Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Hunting GPS Maps

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Hunt Units

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