WDFW - Licensing Division
600 Capitol Way N.
Olympia, WA 98501-1091
Hunting & Trapping Permits
Cougar Management Removal Permit Program
2011-2012 Cougar Management Removals
Earlier this fall the Department sent out notifications regarding the potential for WDFW to conduct cougar management removals during the 2011-2012 winter to address public safety needs (pursuant to WAC 232-12-243). Those interested in participating were asked to submit an application of hunt choice areas to the Department in hopes of selection for participating in a cougar removal. However, after analysis of the complaint data, the Department will not be conducting any cougar management removals this winter. Cougar conflicts have declined substantially in recent years as the Department continues to emphasize cougar awareness coupled with our agency kill authority of problem cougars at the time of an incident.
If you had submitted an application to participate, the Department will be sending a post card identifying the information above. Thank you for your interest in cougar management removals.
For more information contact:
Enforcement Program, Cougar Management Removals
600 Capitol Way North
Olympia, WA 98501
(360) 902-2926, or by e-mailing email@example.com