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Hunter’s Code of Conduct
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Regulations & Seasons
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Hunting Hours

2013-2014 Official Hunting Hours for
Migratory Game Birds, Upland Game Birds, and Turkeys*

Dates (Inclusive)   Western
Washington
Eastern
Washington
  A.M. to P.M. A.M. to P.M.
  Daylight Savings Time
Sunday Sept. 1 - Sunday Sept. 8   6:00 to 7:45 5:45 to 7:30
Monday Sept. 9 - Sunday Sept. 15   6:10 to 7:30 6:00 to 7:15
Monday Sept. 16 - Sunday Sept. 22   6:20 to 7:15 6:10 to 7:00
Monday Sept. 23 - Sunday Sept. 29   6:30 to 7:00 6:20 to 6:45
Monday Sept. 30 - Sunday Oct. 6   6:40 to 6:45 6:30 to 6:35
Monday Oct. 7 - Sunday Oct. 13   6:50 to 6:30 6:40 to 6:20
Monday Oct. 14 - Sunday Oct. 20   7:00 to 6:20 6:50 to 6:05
Monday Oct. 21 - Sunday Oct. 27   7:10 to 6:05 7:00 to 5:55
Monday Oct. 28 - Saturday Nov. 2   7:20 to 5:55 7:10 to 5:50
        Pacific Standard Time
Sunday Nov. 3   6:20 to 4:55 6:10 to 4:50
Monday Nov. 4 - Sunday Nov. 10   6:30 to 4:45 6:20 to 4:30
Monday Nov. 11 - Sunday Nov. 17   6:40 to 4:35 6:30 to 4:20
Monday Nov. 18 - Sunday Nov. 24   6:50 to 4:25 6:40 to 4:15
Monday Nov. 25 - Sunday Dec. 1   7:00 to 4:20 6:50 to 4:10
Monday Dec. 2 - Sunday Dec. 8   7:10 to 4:20 7:00 to 4:10
Monday Dec. 9 - Sunday Dec. 15   7:15 to 4:20 7:05 to 4:10
Monday Dec. 16 - Sunday Dec. 22   7:20 to 4:20 7:10 to 4:10
Monday Dec. 23 - Sunday Dec. 29   7:25 to 4:25 7:10 to 4:15
Monday Dec. 30 - Sunday Jan. 5   7:25 to 4:30 7:15 to 4:15
Monday Jan. 6 - Sunday Jan. 12   7:25 to 4:35 7:15 to 4:25
Monday Jan. 13 - Sunday Jan. 19   7:20 to 4:45 7:10 to 4:35
Monday Jan. 20 - Sunday Jan. 26   7:15 to 4:55 7:05 to 4:45
Monday Jan. 27 - Friday Jan. 31   7:10 to 5:05 7:00 to 4:55
* These are lawful hunting hours (one-half hour before sunrise to sunset) for migratory game birds (duck, goose, coot, snipe, mourning dove, and band-tailed pigeon); upland birds (pheasant, quail, partridge); and turkey during established seasons.
Exceptions:
(a) Western Washington - Pheasant and quail hunting hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in all areas
(b) Clark (except areas south of the Washougal River), Cowlitz, Pacific, and Wahkiakum counties - Goose hunting hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., except one-half hour before sunrise to sunset during the September goose season and 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. during the late goose season.
(c) Hunting hours for falconry seasons (except migratory game bird seasons) are exempt from these hunting hours, except on designated pheasant release sites.
(d) Bobcat and raccoon may be hunted at night during established bobcat and raccoon seasons, EXCEPT it is unlawful to hunt bobcat and raccoon at night during the months of September, October, or November in any area open to a modern firearm deer or elk season.
(e) Coyote may be hunted at night year round, EXCEPT it is unlawful to hunt coyote at night during the months of September, October, or November in any area open to a modern firearm deer or elk season.