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1-877-933-9847

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Dangerous Wildlife Complaints

For more information on
hunting, please contact the
WDFW Wildlife Program.
Phone: 360-902-2515
wildthing@dfw.wa.gov

Hunter’s Code of Conduct
The code emphasizes the need for hunters to show respect for wildlife and to be considerate of non-hunters.

 

 

 

 

Regulation Pamphlets

BIG GAME HUNTING SEASONS & RULES
Deer, Elk, Black Bear, Cougar, Mountain Goat, Moose, Bighorn Sheep, Bobcat, Coyote, Fox, Grouse, Raccoon, Rabbit & Hare, Wild Turkey Early and Late Fall
BIG GAME HUNTING PAMPHLET
Download Big Game Hunting Seasons and Rules Pamphlet [PDF]
Corrections to the Big Game Regulation Pamphlet
(as of October 24, 2013)
Special Hunt Permit Opportunities FAQ
Hunter Orange Requirements
Mountain Goat Permit Hunt Area Boundary Maps
Mt. Spokane Moose Unit Boundary Maps
Cougar Hunting Area Openings and Closures

MIGRATORY WATERFOWL & UPLAND GAME REGULATIONS
Duck, Coot, Snipe, Geese, Brant, Band-tailed Pigeon, Dove, Mourning Dove, Swan, Forest Grouse, Sage & Sharptailed Grouse, Ptarmigan, Pheasant, California (Valley) Quail and Northern Bobwhite, Mountain Quail, Partridge, Cottontail & Snowshoe Hare, Jackrabbit & Pygmy Rabbit, Crow
MIGRATORY WATERFOWL & UPLAND GAME HUNTING PAMPHLET
Download Migratory Waterfowl and Upland Game Regulations Pamphlet [PDF]
Migratory Bird Hunting Authorization Application
Hunter Orange Requirements
Canada Goose Identification Testing for Management Areas 2A and 2B
Ducks at a Distance: A Waterfowl Identification Guide
Washington Sea Duck Management Strategies

SPRING TURKEY REGULATIONS
April-May hunting of Merriam’s Turkey, Rio Grande Turkey, and Eastern Turkey
SPRING TURKEY HUNTING PAMPHLET
Download Spring Wild Turkey Season and Regulations [PDF]
For Early and Late Fall Turkey Seasons, please see Big Game Hunting Seasons and Rules Pamphlet.

 


TRAPPING SEASONS & RULES
Bobcat, Raccoon, Coyote, Fox, Cotton Tail & Snowshoe Hare
 
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   Hunter Reporting
iPads and iPhones are not compatible with the hunter reporting tool.To avoid problems please report online with a regular computer or by telephone at 877-945-3492.
Submit a Big Game Hunting Report
Submit a Migratory Bird Hunting Report
Submit a Furbearer Trapping Report
   Season Setting
WDFW Rules Information Center
Commission will consider adopting new hunting rules at April meeting
   Hunting Hours & Season Summaries
Important Hunting Information Dates
Summary of General Hunting Season Dates
Official Hunting Hours For Game Animals and Forest Grouse
Official Hunting Hours For Migratory Game Birds, Upland Game Birds, and Turkeys
Summary of Falconry Seasons
   Special Permits
Purchase a Special Permit Application
Submit a Special Permit Application
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