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For more information on
commercial licensing,
please contact the
WDFW License Division

Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm

360-902-2464 (Option #4)
commercialsales@dfw.wa.gov

Salmon Hotline
360-902-2500

Salmon Hotline (NOAA)
888-858-9319

 

Open Entry Commercial Licenses:
Specialized Licenses

  • FUR DEALER LICENSE
    Required for persons who purchase, receive or resell raw furs for profit in Washington State. Licensed Fur Dealers are required to maintain records of all furs handled and allow inspection of both records and premises by WDFW Enforcement.

    Contact:
    WDFW Commercial Licensing, 360-902-2464 (Option #4)
  • GAME FARM LICENSE
    Required for persons who possess, propagate, sell and transfer wildlife (mainly upland gamebirds and waterfowl) as allowed by Washington State Law. This program is administered by the WDFW Wildlife Program. Licensees are required to provide an annual report of activity, maintain veterinary-certified premises and allow department inspection of facilities and records.

    Contact:

    WDFW Wildlife Program, 360-902-2515
  • TAXIDERMIST LICENSE
    Required for persons who practice taxidermy for profit in Washington State. Licensed Taxidermists are required to maintain records of all animals handled and allow inspection of records and premises by WDFW Enforcement.

    Contact:
    WDFW Commercial Licensing, 360-902-2464 (Option #4)
  • TRAPPING LICENSE
    Required for all trappers, including nuisance wildlife trappers. Before a Trapper's License is issued, applicants must have passed the Washington Trapper's Education Program administered by the WDFW Hunter Education Program. Before a Trapper's License is renewed a Trapper's Report of Catch must be provided to WDFW indicating the applicant's previous trapping activity.

    Contacts:
    WDFW Commercial Licensing, 360-902-2464 (Licenses/renewals)
    WDFW Enforcement, 360-902-2936 (Nuisance Trapping)
    WDFW Hunter Education, 360-902-8111 (Trapper Education)


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Please follow the directions printed on the form, and return your application and appropriate fees to:

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
600 Capitol Way N.
Olympia, WA 98501-1091
ATTN: License Division