WSR 15-04-098
PROPOSED RULES
DEPARTMENT OF
FISH AND WILDLIFE
[Filed February 2, 2015, 5:25 p.m.]
Original Notice.
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 14-24-118 on December 3, 2014.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 232-12-078 Baiting for the purposes of hunting deer or elk, 232-12-079 Bait volume limits for the purposes of hunting deer or elk, 232-12-088 Baiting for the purposes of hunting deer or elk with exceptions, 232-28-248 Special closures and firearm restriction areas, 232-28-337 Elk area descriptions, 232-28-357 2015-2017 Deer general seasons and definitions, 232-28-358 2015-2017 Elk general seasons and definitions, 232-28-359 2015 Deer special permits, 232-28-360 2015 Elk special permits, and 232-28-624 Deer area descriptions.
Hearing Location(s): Civic Center, 411 South Balsam Street, Moses Lake, WA 98837, on March 20-21, 2015, at 8:00 a.m.
Date of Intended Adoption: On or after April 9, 2015.
Submit Written Comments to: Wildlife Program Commission Meeting Public Comments, 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501, e-mail wildthing@dfw.wa.gov, fax (360) 902-2162, by February 24, 2015.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Tami Lininger by March 1, 2015, TTY (800) 833-6388 or (360) 902-2267.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: WAC 232-12-078, the purpose of this proposal is to further the public discussion regarding hunting deer and elk using bait. If adopted the rule would make it unlawful to use bait to hunt deer or elk for all hunters.
WAC 232-12-079, the purpose of this proposal is to further the public discussion regarding hunting deer and elk using bait. If adopted the rule would make it unlawful to use bait to hunt deer or elk if the bait volume exceeded 10 gallons (1.34 cubic feet).
WAC 232-12-088, the purpose of this proposal is to further the public discussion regarding hunting deer and elk using bait. If adopted the rule would make it unlawful to use bait to hunt deer or elk with some exceptions for youth hunters, elderly hunters, and hunters with disabilities while still imposing a volume restriction.
WAC 232-28-248, the purpose of the proposal is to change the special closures and firearm restriction areas; adjust the boundaries and dates of firearm restriction areas to better address safety issues while still accommodating hunting as a management tool. The proposal also recommends adding semi-auto handguns of .40 caliber or larger for the modern firearm season.
The proposed changes to the deer area descriptions will accommodate additional land acquired and added to the 4-O Wildlife Area since last year. The effect will be to better discern hunting boundaries.
The proposed changes to the elk area descriptions will accommodate additional land acquired and added to the 4-O Wildlife Area since last year. The proposal also recommends an adjustment to Elk Area 3911 which will remove a portion of public land. This change will allow better distribution of elk away from private agricultural lands. A boundary change is proposed for an elk area in Klickitat County to better address wildlife conflict and a new elk area is proposed in GMU 522 to create a new quality elk opportunity. In addition, boundary changes to an existing elk area and the creation of a new elk area are proposed to better address agricultural damage caused by elk in Pierce County.
WAC 232-28-337, the purpose of the proposal is to change the special closures and firearm restriction areas; adjust the boundaries and dates of firearm restriction areas to better address safety issues while still accommodating hunting as a management tool. The proposal also recommends adding semi-auto handguns of .40 caliber or larger for the modern firearm season.
The proposed changes to the deer area descriptions will accommodate additional land acquired and added to the 4-O Wildlife Area since last year. The effect will be to better discern hunting boundaries.
The proposed changes to the elk area descriptions will accommodate additional land acquired and added to the 4-O Wildlife Area since last year. The proposal also recommends an adjustment to Elk Area 3911 which will remove a portion of public land. This change will allow better distribution of elk away from private agricultural lands. A boundary change is proposed for an elk area in Klickitat County to better address wildlife conflict and a new elk area is proposed in GMU 522 to create a new quality elk opportunity. In addition, boundary changes to an existing elk area and the creation of a new elk area are proposed to better address agricultural damage caused by elk in Pierce County.
WAC 232-28-357, the purpose of this proposal is to retain general season deer hunting opportunity for the years 2015-2017. The purpose of this proposal is also to retain special permit deer hunting opportunity for 2015. In addition, the purpose of the proposal is to balance the hunting opportunity between user groups. The proposal also increases the opportunity when deer populations allow, and reduces the opportunity when declining deer numbers warrant a change.
WAC 232-28-358, the purpose of this proposal is to retain general season elk hunting opportunity for 2015-2017 and retain elk special permit hunting opportunity for 2015. The purpose is also to balance the elk hunting opportunity between user groups. The proposal also increases elk hunting opportunity when elk populations allow, and reduces elk hunting opportunity when declining elk numbers warrant a change.
WAC 232-28-359, the purpose of this proposal is to retain general season deer hunting opportunity for the years 2015-2017. The purpose of this proposal is also to retain special permit deer hunting opportunity for 2015. In addition, the purpose of the proposal is to balance the hunting opportunity between user groups. The proposal also increases the opportunity when deer populations allow, and reduces the opportunity when declining deer numbers warrant a change.
WAC 232-28-360, the purpose of this proposal is to retain general season elk hunting opportunity for 2015-2017 and retain elk special permit hunting opportunity for 2015. The purpose is also to balance the elk hunting opportunity between user groups. The proposal also increases elk hunting opportunity when elk populations allow, and reduces elk hunting opportunity when declining elk numbers warrant a change.
WAC 232-28-624, the purpose of the proposal is to change the special closures and firearm restriction areas; adjust the boundaries and dates of firearm restriction areas to better address safety issues while still accommodating hunting as a management tool. The proposal also recommends adding semi-auto handguns of .40 caliber or larger for the modern firearm season.
The proposed changes to the deer area descriptions will accommodate additional land acquired and added to the 4-O Wildlife Area since last year. The effect will be to better discern hunting boundaries.
The proposed changes to the elk area descriptions will accommodate additional land acquired and added to the 4-O Wildlife Area since last year. The proposal also recommends an adjustment to Elk Area 3911 which will remove a portion of public land. This change will allow better distribution of elk away from private agricultural lands. A boundary change is proposed for an elk area in Klickitat County to better address wildlife conflict and a new elk area is proposed in GMU 522 to create a new quality elk opportunity. In addition, boundary changes to an existing elk area and the creation of a new elk area are proposed to better address agricultural damage caused by elk in Pierce County.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: WAC 232-12-078, in the last two years the department has been approached by hunters and landowners that do not approve of the practice of baiting for the purposes of hunting deer or elk. Additional input was received as part of the three year hunting season package, public process.
The nonrandom input the department received via the web site indicated that twenty-three percent of hunters wanted a ban on baiting with an exception for food plots and agricultural operations. Fourteen percent of hunters wanted to disallow the use of bait by hunting guides and restrict the manner and volume of baiting by hunters not using guides. A sixty-three percent majority of the hunters commenting wanted no change to the rules pertaining to baiting deer and elk.
In a random telephone survey of deer hunters, fifty-nine percent either opposed or strongly opposed baiting for deer. Deer hunters that strongly supported or supported baiting for deer made up twenty-one percent of the respondents. Eleven percent of those surveyed were neutral and nine percent didn't know.
In the same random telephone survey, sixty-eight percent of elk hunters either opposed or strongly opposed baiting for elk. Elk hunters that supported or strongly supported using bait to hunt elk were fourteen percent. Eleven percent of those surveyed were neutral and eight percent didn't know.
Although some potential exists, the department has no data at this time to suggest that the practice of baiting for deer and elk hunting has a negative population or natural resource effect. Therefore it is a social issue that the fish and wildlife commission will address.
WAC 232-12-079, in the last two years the department has been approached by hunters and landowners that do not approve of the practice of baiting for the purposes of hunting deer or elk. Additional input was received as part of the three year hunting season package, public process.
The nonrandom input the department received via the web site indicated that twenty-three percent of hunters wanted a ban on baiting with an exception for food plots and agricultural operations. Fourteen percent of hunters wanted to disallow the use of bait by hunting guides and restrict the manner and volume of baiting by hunters not using guides. A sixty-three percent majority of the hunters commenting wanted no change to the rules pertaining to baiting deer and elk.
In a random telephone survey of deer hunters, fifty-nine percent either opposed or strongly opposed baiting for deer. Deer hunters that strongly supported or supported baiting for deer made up twenty-one percent of the respondents. Eleven percent of those surveyed were neutral and nine percent didn't know.
In the same random telephone survey, sixty-eight percent of elk hunters either opposed or strongly opposed baiting for elk. Elk hunters that supported or strongly supported using bait to hunt elk were fourteen percent. Eleven percent of those surveyed were neutral and eight percent didn't know.
Although some potential exists, the department has no data at this time to suggest that the practice of baiting for deer and elk hunting is having a negative population or natural resource effect in Washington. Therefore it is a social issue that the fish and wildlife commission will address.
WAC 232-12-088, in the last two years the department has been approached by hunters and landowners that do not approve of the practice of baiting for the purposes of hunting deer or elk. Additional input was received as part of the three year hunting season package, public process.
The nonrandom input the department received via the web site indicated that twenty-three percent of hunters wanted a ban on baiting with an exception for food plots and agricultural operations. Fourteen percent of hunters wanted to disallow the use of bait by hunting guides and restrict the manner and volume of baiting by hunters not using guides. A sixty-three percent majority of the hunters commenting wanted no change to the rules pertaining to baiting deer and elk.
In a random telephone survey of deer hunters, fifty-nine percent either opposed or strongly opposed baiting for deer. Deer hunters that strongly supported or supported baiting for deer made up twenty-one percent of the respondents. Eleven percent of those surveyed were neutral and nine percent didn't know.
In the same random telephone survey, sixty-eight percent of elk hunters either opposed or strongly opposed baiting for elk. Elk hunters that supported or strongly supported using bait to hunt elk were fourteen percent. Eleven percent of those surveyed were neutral and eight percent didn't know.
Although some potential exists, the department has no data at this time to suggest that the practice of baiting for deer and elk hunting is having a negative population or natural resource effect in Washington. Therefore it is a social issue that the fish and wildlife commission will address.
WAC 232-28-248, special closures and firearm restriction areas allow the fish and wildlife commission to restrict or close hunting activity in certain areas to optimize safety, discourage trespass on restricted lands, and protect sensitive species.
Deer areas and elk areas allow the fish and wildlife commission to adopt hunting seasons that can be conducted at a smaller scale than the GMU. Setting seasons at this scale allows for more strategic wildlife management using hunting as a tool to control populations and mitigate wildlife conflict.
WAC 232-28-337, special closures and firearm restriction areas allow the fish and wildlife commission to restrict or close hunting activity in certain areas to optimize safety, discourage trespass on restricted lands, and protect sensitive species.
Deer areas and elk areas allow the fish and wildlife commission to adopt hunting seasons that can be conducted at a smaller scale than the GMU. Setting seasons at this scale allows for more strategic wildlife management using hunting as a tool to control populations and mitigate wildlife conflict.
WAC 232-28-357, these proposals provide for recreational deer hunting opportunity and protect deer from overharvest. The proposal would maintain sustainable general deer hunting season opportunities for 2015-2017. The proposal would also maintain sustainable deer special permit hunting season opportunities for 2015. The proposal helps address deer agricultural damage problems and provides for deer population control when needed.
WAC 232-28-358, this proposal provides for recreational elk hunting opportunity and protects elk from overharvest. The proposal would maintain sustainable general elk hunting season opportunities for 2015-2017 and sustainable elk special permit hunting opportunity for 2015. The proposal helps address elk agricultural damage problems and provides for elk population control when needed.
WAC 232-28-359, these proposals provide for recreational deer hunting opportunity and protect deer from overharvest. The proposal would maintain sustainable general deer hunting season opportunities for 2015-2017. The proposal would also maintain sustainable deer special permit hunting season opportunities for 2015. The proposal helps address deer agricultural damage problems and provides for deer population control when needed.
WAC 232-28-360, this proposal provides for recreational elk hunting opportunity and protects elk from overharvest. The proposal would maintain sustainable general elk hunting season opportunities for 2015-2017 and sustainable elk special permit hunting opportunity for 2015. The proposal helps address elk agricultural damage problems and provides for elk population control when needed.
WAC 232-28-624, special closures and firearm restriction areas allow the fish and wildlife commission to restrict or close hunting activity in certain areas to optimize safety, discourage trespass on restricted lands, and protect sensitive species.
Deer areas and elk areas allow the fish and wildlife commission to adopt hunting seasons that can be conducted at a smaller scale than the GMU. Setting seasons at this scale allows for more strategic wildlife management using hunting as a tool to control populations and mitigate wildlife conflict.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.055, 77.12.047, 77.12.150, and 77.12.240.
Statute Being Implemented: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.055, 77.12.047, 77.12.150, and 77.12.240.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Agency Comments or Recommendations, if any, as to Statutory Language, Implementation, Enforcement, and Fiscal Matters: When filing the permanent rule-making order (CR-103P), the WAC sections containing rule amendments will be consolidated into two or three order typing service (OTS) documents.
Name of Proponent: Washington department of fish and wildlife, governmental.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting and Implementation: Nate Pamplin, Natural Resource[s] Building, (360) 902-2515; and Enforcement: Steven Crown, Natural Resource[s] Building, (360) 902-2373.
No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. These rules apply to recreational hunting and do not affect small business.
A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. This proposal does not involve hydraulics.
February 2, 2015
Joanna M. Eide
Rules Coordinator
NEW SECTION
WAC 232-12-078 Baiting for the purposes of hunting deer or elk.
(1) For the purposes of this section:
(a) "Bait" is any salt, grain, fruit, hay or other food-based attractant that could serve as a lure or attraction for deer or elk.
(b) Commercial scent attractants and scent covers are not considered bait.
(2) Except as otherwise provided in this section, it is unlawful to hunt deer or elk using any type of bait placed, exposed, deposited, distributed, scattered, or otherwise used for the purpose of attracting deer or elk to an area where one or more persons intend to hunt them.
(3) Exceptions: Hunting on or over the following is not considered an unlawful use of bait while hunting deer or elk:
(a) Farms or ranches where active agricultural operations including salt or mineral distribution for livestock, crop fields, orchards, vineyards, hay fields, haystacks, or pastures exist;
(b) Abandoned orchards or vineyards;
(c) Naturally occurring mineral deposits; or
(d) Food plots planted for wildlife and left undisturbed.
(4) A violation of this section is punishable as an infraction under RCW 77.15.160 (5)(b) if no animal has been shot or killed or RCW 77.15.410, Unlawful hunting of big gamePenalty, if an animal has been shot or killed.
NEW SECTION
WAC 232-12-079 Bait volume limits for the purpose of hunting deer or elk.
(1) For the purposes of this section:
(a) "Bait" is any salt, grain, fruit, hay or other food-based attractant that could serve as a lure or attraction for deer or elk.
(b) Commercial scent attractants and scent covers are not considered bait.
(2) Except as otherwise provided in this section, it is unlawful to hunt for deer and elk using any type of bait placed, exposed, deposited, distributed, scattered, or otherwise used for the purpose of attracting deer or elk to an area where one or more persons intend to hunt them, if the volume of bait exceeds 10 gallons (1.34 cubic feet).
(3) Exceptions: Hunting on or over the following is not considered an unlawful use of bait while hunting deer or elk:
(a) Farms or ranches where active agricultural operations including salt or mineral distribution for livestock, crop fields, orchards, vineyards, hay fields, haystacks, or pastures exist;
(b) Abandoned orchards or vineyards;
(c) Naturally occurring mineral deposits; or
(d) Food plots planted for wildlife and left undisturbed.
(4) A violation of this section is punishable as an infraction under RCW 77.15.160 (5)(b) if no animal has been shot or killed and RCW 77.15.410, Unlawful hunting of big gamePenalty, if an animal has been shot or killed.
NEW SECTION
WAC 232-12-088 Baiting for the purposes of hunting deer or elk with exceptions.
(1) For the purposes of this section:
(a) "Bait" is any salt, grain, fruit, hay or other food-based attractant that could serve as a lure or attraction for deer or elk.
(b) Commercial scent attractants and scent covers are not considered bait.
(2) Except as otherwise provided in this section, it is unlawful to hunt deer or elk using any type of bait placed, exposed, deposited, distributed, scattered, or otherwise used for the purpose of attracting deer or elk to an area where one or more persons intend to hunt them.
(3) Exceptions:
(a) Hunting on or over the following is not considered an unlawful use of bait while hunting deer or elk:
(i) Farms or ranches where active agricultural operations including salt or mineral distribution for livestock, crop fields, orchards, vineyards, hay fields, haystacks, or pastures exist;
(ii) Abandoned orchards or vineyards;
(iii) Naturally occurring mineral deposits; or
(iv) Food plots planted for wildlife and left undisturbed.
(b) Hunters that meet the requirements of a hunter with a disability and possessing a valid disabled hunter permit as provided in RCW 77.32.237 and 77.32.238; or is sixty-five years old or older; or qualifies as a youth hunter and possesses a youth license; can use bait for the purposes of hunting deer or elk if the volume of bait present is 10 gallons (1.34 cubic feet) or less.
(c) Hunters may use bait while hunting deer or elk on private lands with the express permission of the landowner if those lands are designated as within an urban growth area or a firearm restriction area by a county or municipal government and the volume of bait present is 10 gallons (1.34 cubic feet) or less.
(4) A violation of this section is punishable as an infraction under RCW 77.15.160 (5)(b) if no animal has been shot or killed or RCW 77.15.410, Unlawful hunting of big gamePenalty, if an animal has been shot or killed.
AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 14-10-019, filed 4/25/14, effective 5/26/14)
WAC 232-28-248 Special closures and firearm restriction areas.
(1) RESTRICTED HUNTING AREAS.
It is unlawful to hunt in the following restricted hunting areas unless otherwise provided:
(a) Parker Lake (GMU 117, Pend Oreille County): All lands south of Ruby Creek Road (USFS Road 2489), north of Tacoma Creek Road (USFS Road 2389), and west of Bonneville Power Administration power lines are designated as "CLOSED AREA" to hunting wild animals and wild birds year-round except for special hunts adopted by the fish and wildlife commission. The Parker Lake closure provides a protected area for the U.S. Air Force Military Survival Training Program.
(b) Columbia River: The Columbia River, all islands except privately owned, in the river, the Benton County shoreline below the high water mark, Central Hanford Department of Energy property, and any peninsula originating on the Benton County shoreline, between Vernita Bridge on Highway 24 downstream to the Richland city limits are designated as a "CLOSED AREA" to hunting wild animals and wild birds except waterfowl hunting is open below the high water mark between the old Hanford townsite power line crossing (wooden towers) in Section 24, T 13 N, R 27 E, and the Richland city limits.
(c) Green River (GMU 485): Except for special permit hunters, who may also take a black bear and/or cougar with the appropriate license/tag options, all lands within GMU 485 are designated as a "CLOSED AREA" to hunting big game year-round. During the general westside elk season and general and late deer seasons, all lands within GMU 485 year-round are also designated as a "CLOSED AREA" to hunting all wild animals, including wild birds, year-round. The city of Tacoma enforces trespass within GMU 485 year-round on lands owned or controlled by the city.
(d) McNeil Island (part of GMU 652): Closed to hunting all wild animals, including wild birds, year-round.
(e) Loo-wit (GMU 522): Closed to hunting and trapping, except for elk hunting by special permit holders during established seasons and in designated areas.
(2) A violation of subsection (1) of this section is punishable under RCW 77.15.400, 77.15.410, or 77.15.430, depending on the species hunted.
(3) CLOSED BIG GAME HUNTING AREAS.
It is unlawful to hunt big game in the following closed areas, unless otherwise specified:
(a) Clark, Cowlitz, Pacific, and Wahkiakum counties: Closed to hunting for Columbian whitetail deer.
(b) Cathlamet: Except for special permits issued by the department for nonendangered deer and elk, this area is closed to all deer and elk hunting to protect the Columbian whitetail deer. This area's boundaries are described as:
Beginning in the town of Skamokawa; then east along SR 4 to Risk Road; then south and east along Risk Road to Foster Road; then south along the Foster Road to the Elochoman River; then upstream along the Elochoman River to Elochoman Valley Road (old SR 407); then west along the Elochoman Valley Road to SR 4; then east along SR 4 to SR 409; then south along SR 409 to the Cathlamet Channel of the Columbia River; then east along the north shore of the Cathlamet Channel to Cape Horn; then south in the Columbia River to the state line; then west along the state line to a point directly south of the mouth of Skamokawa Creek; then north on Skamokawa Creek to SR 4 and the point of beginning.
(c) Walla Walla Mill Creek Watershed (GMU 157): All lands in the Mill Creek Watershed are designated as a "CLOSED AREA" to hunting all wild animals, including wild birds. The only exception is for deer or elk hunting by holders of GMU-157 special deer or elk permits during the established open season. These permit holders must have a U.S. Forest Service permit to enter the hunt area, and the area is closed to motorized vehicles. No entry into the Mill Creek Watershed is allowed at other times.
(d) Westport: Closed to hunting all big game animals on the part of Westport Peninsula lying north of State Highway 105 from the Elk River Bridge west end and the Schafer Island Road to the ocean beach.
(e) Cottonwood and Howard islands (GMU 564): Closed to all deer hunting.
(4) A violation of subsection (3) of this section is a gross misdemeanor or a class C felony punishable under RCW 77.15.410, depending on the circumstances of the violation.
(5) FIREARM RESTRICTION AREAS.
(a) It is unlawful to hunt wildlife in the following firearm restriction areas with centerfire or rimfire rifles, or to fail to comply with additional firearm restrictions, except as established below:
COUNTY
AREA
Chelan
That portion of GMU 251 (Mission) beginning at the intersection of the Duncan Road and Highway 2; south on Duncan Road to Mountain Home Road; south along Mountain Home Road to the Icicle Irrigation Ditch; south and west along the Icicle Irrigation Ditch to the Snow Lake Trail; west and north along the Snow Lake Trail and across the Icicle River to Icicle River Road; east and north along Icicle River Road to the Wenatchee River; northwest along the Wenatchee River to Highway 2; north and east on Highway 2 to Duncan Road and the point of beginning.
Clallam
That portion of GMU 624 (Coyle) located within Clallam County.
Clark
GMU 564 (Battleground)
That portion of GMU 554 in Clark County.
Cowlitz
GMU 554 (Yale)
GMU 504 (Stella)
That portion of GMU 564 (Battleground) in Cowlitz County.
Grays Harbor
That portion of GMU 658 (North River) beginning at Bay City; then west along Highway 105 to Twin Harbors State Park; then south along Highway 105 to Grayland Grocery; then east on Cranberry Road to Turkey Road; then east and north on Turkey Road to Bayview Logging Road; then north and east along Bayview Logging Road to Mallard Slough; then east and south along the Bayview Road to Andrews Creek; then north along main channel of Andrews Creek to Grays Harbor; then north and west along the main navigation channel to Bay City and point of beginning.
Grays Harbor
The following Chehalis Valley restriction applies only during modern firearm elk seasons:
 
That portion of GMU 660 (Minot Peak) described as follows: Beginning at Highway 12 and Highway 107 junction near Montesano; east and south on Highway 12 to State Street in Oakville; south on ((the Oakville-Brooklyn Road to a point one mile west of South Bank Road; northwest along a line one mile southwest of the South Bank Road to Delzene Road; north along Delzene Road to)) State Street to its merge with Oakville Road; west on Oakville Road to its merge with South Bank Road; northwest along South Bank Road to Wakefield Road; north on Wakefield Road to the Chehalis River; west along the Chehalis River to Highway 107 bridge; north on Highway 107 to Highway 12 to the point of beginning.
Island
GMUs 421 (Camano) and 420 (Whidbey).
Jefferson
Indian and Marrowstone islands.
King
The area west of Highway 203 (Monroe-Fall City, then Fall City-Preston Road) to Interstate 90 (I-90), I-90 to Highway 18, Highway 18 to Interstate 5 (I-5), I-5 to the Pierce-King County line; and GMU 422 (Vashon-Maury).
 
This area is restricted to archery only:
 
The following portion of GMU 652 (Puyallup): Beginning at the intersection of State Highway 410 and the southeast Mud Mountain Dam Road near the King/Pierce County line north of Buckley; then east along the southeast Mud Mountain Road to 284th Avenue Southeast; then north along 284th Avenue Southeast to State Highway 410; then west along Highway 410 to the point of the beginning.
Kitsap
East of State Highway 16 originating at the Tacoma Narrows Bridge to Gorst, and east of Highway 3 to Newbury Hill Road, north of Newbury Hill Road and the Bremerton-Seabeck Highway to Big Beef Creek Bridge; all of Bainbridge Island, and Bangor Military Reservation.
Kittitas
GMU 334 (Ellensburg) Closed to centerfire rifles during deer and elk seasons except for those areas designated in writing by WDFW wildlife conflict staff.
Klickitat
Elk Area 5062 (Trout Lake) closed to centerfire rifles, handguns, and muzzleloaders October 1 to ((December 15)) January 30.
Mason
GMU 633 (Mason Lake) south of Hammersley Inlet; and all of Harstine Island.
Pacific
GMU 684 (Long Beach) ((west of Sand Ridge Road)) The following Long Beach Peninsula restriction applies only during modern firearm deer and elk seasons: Beginning at the end of Outer Harbor Way in the City of Ilwaco to U.S. Highway 101, west and north on Highway 101 to Sandridge Road; north on Sandridge Road to 95th Street; west on 95th Street to Tarlatt Slough; out Tarlatt Slough to Willapa Bay, north along the shoreline of Willapa Bay, then west to the Pacific Ocean. South along the west coast of the peninsula to Cape Disappointment State Park; east along state park boundary to Baker Bay; east along Baker Bay to the point of beginning.
The portion of GMU 658 (North River) south and west of State Highway 105 and Airport Road between Raymond and North River Bridge.
GMU 681 ((between)) (Chinook Valley) Beginning at confluence of Wallacut River, east along the Columbia River to the Astoria-Megler bridge; west along U.S. Highway 101((,)) to Houtchen Road, north on Houtchen Road to the Chinook River; west on the Chinook River to the Chinook Valley Road ((and the Columbia River from Astoria-Megler bridge to the Wallacut River)); west on the Chinook Valley Road to Highway 101 and Wallacut River bridge; southwest on Wallacut River to point of beginning.
Pierce
GMU 652 (Ketron Island), GMU 655 (Anderson) limited to archery, shotgun, and muzzleloader. McNeil Island closed to hunting.
See GMU 652 restriction area outlined for King County.
GMU 627 (Kitsap) south of Highway 302 on the Longbranch Peninsula is a firearm restriction area.
San Juan
All San Juan County, including GMUs 411 (Orcas), 412 (Shaw), 413 (San Juan), 414 (Lopez), 415 (Blakely), 416 (Decatur), and those portions of GMU 410 (Islands) that occur in San Juan County.
Snohomish
All areas west of Highway 9, until the intersection of Highway 9 and Highway 2, then east along Highway 2 to Highway 203, then all areas west of Highway 203 to the Snohomish/King County line.
Skagit
All mainland areas and islands, including GMU 419 (Guemes), in Skagit County west of I-5 and north of the Skagit/Snohomish County line, except Cypress Island. This restriction applies to big game hunting only.
Skamania
That portion of GMU 564 (Battle Ground) in Skamania County.
Thurston
GMU 666 (Deschutes) north of U.S. Highway 101 and Interstate 5 between Oyster Bay and the mouth of the Nisqually River.
Whatcom
All mainland areas and islands of Whatcom County that are west of I-5. This restriction applies to big game hunting only.
(b) Archery tag holders may only hunt during established archery seasons with archery equipment as defined under WAC 232-12-054.
(c) Muzzleloader tag holders may only hunt during established muzzleloader seasons with muzzleloader equipment or archery equipment as defined by department rule.
(d) Modern firearm tag holders may hunt during established modern firearm seasons with bows and arrows; crossbows; muzzleloaders; revolver-type handguns; semiautomatic handguns of .40 (10 mm) caliber or larger; or shotguns, so long as the equipment and ammunition complies with department rules.
(6) A violation of subsection (5) of this section is punishable under RCW 77.15.400, 77.15.410, or 77.15.430, depending on the species hunted.
AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 14-10-019, filed 4/25/14, effective 5/26/14)
WAC 232-28-337 Elk area descriptions.
The following areas are defined as elk areas:
Elk Area No. 1008 West Wenaha (Columbia County): That part of GMU 169 west of USFS trail 3112 from Tepee Camp (east fork of Butte Creek) to Butte Creek, and west of Butte Creek to the Washington-Oregon state line.
Elk Area No. 1009 East Wenaha (Columbia, Garfield, Asotin counties): That portion of GMU 169 east of USFS trail 3112 from Tepee Camp (east fork Butte Creek) to Butte Creek, and east of Butte Creek to the Washington-Oregon state line.
Elk Area No. 1010 (Columbia County): GMU 162 excluding National Forest land and the Rainwater Wildlife Area.
Elk Area No. 1011 (Columbia County): That part of GMU 162 east of the North Touchet Road, excluding National Forest land.
Elk Area No. 1012 (Columbia County): That part of GMU 162 west of the North Touchet Road, excluding National Forest land and the Rainwater Wildlife Area.
Elk Area No. 1013 (Asotin County): GMU 172, excluding National Forest lands and the 4-O Ranch Wildlife Area.
Elk Area No. 1015 Turnbull (Spokane County): Located in GMU 130, designated areas within the boundaries of Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge.
Elk Area No. 1016 (Columbia County): GMU-162 Dayton, excluding the Rainwater Wildlife Area.
Elk Area No. 1040 (Asotin County): That area within GMU 172 designated as the WDFW-owned lands ((associated with)) managed as the 4-O Ranch Wildlife Area. ((Also includes those portions of Section 1, Township 6N, Range 43E, east of Wenatchee (a.k.a. Menatchee) Creek. Excludes those portions of Section 35, Township 7N, Range 43E, west of Wenatchee (a.k.a. Menatchee) Creek.))
Elk Area No. 2032 Malaga (Kittitas and Chelan counties): Beginning at the mouth of Davies Canyon on the Columbia River; west along Davies Canyon to the cliffs above (north of) the North Fork Tarpiscan Creek; west and north along the cliffs to the Bonneville Power Line; southwest along the power line to the North Fork Tarpiscan Road in Section 9, Township 20N, Range 21E; north and west along North Fork Tarpiscan Road to Colockum Pass Road (Section 9, Township 20N, Range 21E); south and west on Colockum Pass Road to section line between Sections 8 & 9; north along the section line between Sections 8 and 9 as well as Sections 4 & 5 (T20N, R21E) & Sections 32 & 33 (T21N, R21E) to Moses Carr Road; west and north on Moses Carr Road to Jump Off Road; south and west on Jump Off Road to Shaller Road; north and west on Shaller Road to Upper Basin Loop Road; north and west on Upper Basin Loop Road to Wheeler Ridge Road; north on Wheeler Ridge Road to the Basin Loop Road (pavement) in Section 10 (T21N, R20E); north on Basin Loop Road to Wenatchee Heights Road; west on Wenatchee Heights Road to Squilchuck Road; south on Squilchuck Road to Beehive Road (USFS Rd 9712); northwest on Beehive Road to USFS Rd 7100 near Beehive Reservoir; north and west on USFS Rd 7100 to Peavine Canyon Road (USFS Rd 7101); north and east on Peavine Canyon Road to Number Two Canyon Road; north on Number Two Canyon Road to Crawford Street in Wenatchee; east on Crawford Street to the Columbia River; south and east along the Columbia River to Davies Canyon and point of beginning. (Naneum Green Dot, Washington Gazetteer, Wenatchee National Forest)
Elk Area No. 2033 Peshastin (Chelan County): Starting at the Division St bridge over the Wenatchee River in the town of Cashmere; S on Aplets Way then Division St to Pioneer St; W on Pioneer St to Mission Creek Rd; S on Mission Creek Rd to Binder Rd; W on Binder Rd to Mission Creek Rd; S on Mission Creek Rd to Tripp Canyon Rd; W on Tripp Canyon Rd to where Tripp Canyon Rd stops following Tripp Creek; W on Tripp Creek to its headwaters; W up the drainage, about 1000 feet, to US Forest Service (USFS) Rd 7200-160; W on USFS Rd 7200-160 to Camas Creek Rd (USFS Rd 7200); W on Camas Creek Rd (USFS 7200 Rd) (excluding Camas Land firearm closure*) to US Hwy 97; N on US Hwy 97 to Mountain Home Rd (USFS 7300 Rd); N on Mountain Home Rd to the Wenatchee River in the town of Leavenworth; S on the Wenatchee River to the Division St bridge in Cashmere and the point of beginning.
Elk Area No. 2051 Tronsen (Chelan County): All of GMU 251 except that portion described as follows: Beginning at the junction of Naneum Ridge Road (WDFW Rd 9) and Ingersol Road (WDFW Rd 1); north and east on Ingersol Road to Colockum Road (WDFW Rd 10); east on Colockum Road and Colockum Creek to the intersection of Colockum Creek and the Columbia River; south on the Columbia River to mouth of Tarpiscan Creek; west up Tarpiscan Creek and Tarpiscan Road (WDFW Rd 14) and North Fork Road (WDFW Rd 10.10) to the intersection of North Fork Road and Colockum Road; southwest on Colockum Road to Naneum Ridge Road; west on Naneum Ridge Road to Ingersol Road and the point of beginning.
Elk Area No. 3681 Ahtanum (Yakima County): That part of GMU 368 beginning at the power line crossing on Ahtanum Creek in T12N, R16E, Section 15; west up Ahtanum Creek to South Fork Ahtanum Creek; southwest up South Fork Ahtanum Creek to its junction with Reservation Creek; southwest up Reservation Creek and the Yakama Indian Reservation boundary to the main divide between the Diamond Fork drainage and Ahtanum Creek drainage; north along the crest of the main divide between the Diamond Fork drainage and the Ahtanum Creek drainage to Darland Mountain; northeast on US Forest Service Trail 615 to US Forest Service Road 1020; northeast on US Forest Service Road 1020 to US Forest Service Road 613; northeast on US Forest Service Road 613 to US Forest Service Trail 1127; northeast on US Forest Service Trail 1127 to US Forest Service Road 1302 (Jump Off Road), southeast of the Jump Off Lookout Station; northeast on US Forest Service Road 1302 (Jump Off Road) to Highway 12; northeast on Highway 12 to the Naches River; southeast down the Naches River to Cowiche Creek; west up Cowiche Creek and South Fork Cowiche Creek to Summitview Avenue; northwest on Summitview Avenue to Cowiche Mill Road; west on Cowiche Mill Road to the power line in the northeast corner of T13N, R15E, SEC 13; southeast along the power line to Ahtanum Creek and the point of beginning.
Elk Area No. 3721 Corral Canyon (Benton and Yakima counties): That part of GMU 372 beginning at the Yakima River Bridge on SR 241 just north of Mabton; north along SR 241 to the Rattlesnake Ridge Road (mile post #19); east on Rattlesnake Ridge Road to the Hanford Reach National Monument's (HRNM) southwest corner boundary; east and south along the HRNM boundary to SR 225; south on SR 225 to the Yakima River Bridge in Benton City; west (upstream) along Yakima River to point of beginning (SR 241 Bridge).
Elk Area No. 3722 Blackrock (Benton and Yakima counties): That part of GMU 372 beginning at southern corner of the Yakima Training Center border on Columbia River, northwest of Priest Rapids Dam; southeast on southern shore of Columbia River (Priest Rapids Lake) to Priest Rapids Dam; east along Columbia River to the Hanford Reach National Monument's (HRNM) western boundary; south along the HRNM boundary to the Rattlesnake Ridge Road; west on Rattlesnake Ridge Road to SR 241; south on SR 241 to the Yakima River Bridge just north of Mabton; west along Yakima River to SR 823 (Harrison Road) south of town of Pomona; east along SR 823 (Harrison Road) to SR 821; southeast on SR 821 to Firing Center Road at I-82; east on Firing Center Road to main gate of Yakima Training Center; south and east along Yakima Training Center boundary to southern corner of Yakima Training Center boundary on Columbia River and point of beginning.
Elk Area No. 3911 Fairview (Kittitas County): Beginning at the intersection of the BPA Power Lines in T20N, R14E, Section 36 and Interstate 90; east along the power lines to Highway 903 (Salmon La Sac Road); northwest along Highway 903 to Pennsylvania Avenue; northeast along Pennsylvania Avenue to No. 6 Canyon Road; northeast along No. 6 Canyon Road to Cle Elum Ridge Road; north along Cle Elum Ridge Road to Carlson Canyon Road; northeast along Carlson Canyon Road to West Fork Teanaway River; east along West Fork Teanaway River to North Fork Teanaway River; north along North Fork Teanaway River to Teanaway Road; southeast on Teanaway Road to Ballard Hill Road; east on Ballard Hill Rd and Swauk Prairie Road to Hwy 970; northeast on Hwy 970 to Hwy 97; south on Hwy 97 to the power lines in T20N, R17E, Section 34; east on the power lines to Naneum Creek; south on Naneum Creek approximately 1/2 mile to power lines in T19N, R19E, Section 20; east along BPA power lines to Colockum Pass Road in T19N, R20E, Section 16; south on Colockum Pass Road to BPA power lines in T18N, R20E, Section 6; east and south along power lines to ((Parke Creek; north on Parke Creek to Whiskey Jim Creek; east on Whiskey Jim Creek to the Wild Horse Wind Farm Boundary; south and East on Wild Horse Wind Farm boundary to the Vantage Highway; east along the Vantage Highway to the first power line crossing; southwest along the power lines to where they intersect with the second set of BPA power lines in T17N, R21E, Section 18; southeast along the BPA power lines to I-90; west along I-90 to)) the Yakima Training Center boundary; south and west along the Yakima Training Center boundary to I-82; north on I-82 to Thrall Road; west on Thrall Road to Wilson Creek; south on Wilson Creek to Yakima River; north on Yakima River to gas pipeline crossing in T17N, R18E, Section 25; south and west on the gas pipeline to Umtanum Creek; west on Umtanum Creek to the Durr Road; north on the Durr Road to Umtanum Road; north on Umtanum Road to South Branch Canal; west on South Branch Canal to Bradshaw/Hanson Road; west on Bradshaw Road to the elk fence; north and west along the elk fence to power line crossing in T19N, R16E, Section 10; west along the power line (south branch) to Big Creek; north on Big Creek to Nelson Siding Road; west and north on Nelson Siding Road to I-90; east on I-90 to point of beginning.
Elk Area No. 3912 Old Naches (Yakima County): Starting at the elk fence and Roza Canal along the south boundary T14N, R19E, Section 8; following the elk fence to the bighorn sheep feeding site in T15N, R16E, Section 36; south on the feeding site access road to the Old Naches Highway; west and south on the Old Naches Highway to State Route 12 and the Naches River; down the Naches River to the Tieton River; up the Tieton River approximately 2 miles to the intersection of the metal footbridge and the elk fence at the south end of the bridge in T14N, R16E, Section 3; south along the elk fence to the top of the cliff/rimrock line; southwest along the top of the cliff/rimrock line to the irrigation canal in T14N, R16E, Section 9; southwest along the irrigation canal to the elk fence in T14N, R16E, Section 8; south along the elk fence to the township line between T12N, R15E and T12N, R16E; south along the township line to the South Fork Ahtanum Creek; downstream along the South Fork Ahtanum Creek and Ahtanum Creek to the Yakima River; upstream along the Yakima River to Roza Canal and point of beginning.
Elk Area No. 4601 North Bend (King County): That portion of GMU 460 beginning at the interchange of State Route (SR) 18 and I-90; W on I-90 to SE 82nd St, Exit 22, at the town of Preston; N on SE 82nd Street to Preston Fall City Rd SE (Old SR 203); N on Preston Fall City Rd SE to SE Fall City Snoqualmie Rd (SR 202) at the town of Fall City; E on SE Fall City Snoqualmie Rd to the crossing of Tokul Creek; N and E up Tokul Creek to its crossing with Tokul Rd SE; S on SE Tokul Rd to SE 53rd Way; E on SE 53rd Way where it turns into 396th Dr SE then S on 396th Dr SE to SE Reinig Rd; E on SE Reinig Rd to 428th Ave SE; N on 428th Ave SE to where it turns into North Fork Rd SE; N and E on North Fork Rd SE to Ernie's Grove Rd; E on Ernie's Grove Rd to SE 70th St; N on SE 70th St to its ends at Fantastic Falls on the North Fork Snoqualmie River; SW down the North Fork Snoqualmie River to Fantastic Falls and the Mt Si Natural Resource Conservation Area boundary then S and E along the southern boundary of the Mt Si NRCA to the "School Bus" turnaround at SE 114th St; S on 480th Ave SE to SE 130th St; S and E on SE 130th St to its end; SSE overland from the end of SE 130th St, over the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River, to the end of 486th Ave SE; S on 486th Ave SE to the intersection with SE Middle Fork Road; Due S, from said intersection, up Grouse Mountain toward its peak, to the logging road adjacent to Grouse Mountain Peak; S down the logging road to Grouse Ridge Access Rd; W on Grouse Ridge Access Road which becomes SE 146th St; W on SE 146th St to I-90 then east along I-90 to the W boundary of Olallie/Twin Falls State Park then S along the state park western boundary to its most western boundary where it intersects with the boundary of the Iron Horse State Park; W along the boundary of Iron Horse State Park to the boundary of the Rattlesnake Lake Recreation Area; W along the boundary of the Rattlesnake Lake Recreation Area to Cedar Falls Rd SE; N along the Cedar Falls Rd to SE 174th Way; W on SE 174th Way to SE 174th St; W on SE 174th St to SE 173rd St; W on SE 173rd St to SE 170th Pl; W on SE 170th Pl to SE 169th St; W on SE 169th St to 424th Ave SE; N on 424th Ave SE to SE 168th St; W on SE 168th St to 422 Ave SE; N on 422 Ave SE to 426th Way SE; S on 426th Way SE to SE 164th St; E on SE 164th St to Uplands Way SE; W on Uplands Way SE to the crossing with the Power Transmission Lines; W along the Power Transmission Lines to the Winery Rd; NW on the Winery Rd to SE 99th Rd; W and N on SE 99th Rd to the I-90 interchange, at Exit 27; SW on I-90 to the interchange with SR 18 and the point of beginning.
Elk Area No. 4941 Skagit River (Skagit County): That portion of GMU 437 beginning at the intersection of State Route 9 and State Route 20; east on State Route 20 to Concrete-Sauk Valley Road; south on Concrete-Sauk Valley Road over The Dalles Bridge (Skagit River) to the intersection with the South Skagit Highway; west on South Skagit Highway to State Route 9; north on State Route 9 and the point of beginning.
Elk Area No. 5029 Toledo (Lewis and Cowlitz counties): Beginning at the Cowlitz River and State Highway 505 junction; east along the Cowlitz River to the Weyerhaeuser 1800 Road; south along Weyerhaeuser 1800 Road to Cedar Creek Road; east along Cedar Creek Road to Due Road; south on Due Road to Weyerhaeuser 1823 Road; south along Weyerhaeuser 1823 Road to the Weyerhaeuser 1945 Road; south along the Weyerhaeuser 1945 Road to the Weyerhaeuser 1900 Road; south along the Weyerhaeuser 1900 Road to the North Fork Toutle River; west along the North Fork Toutle River to the Toutle River; west on the Toutle River to the Cowlitz River; North along the Cowlitz River to the junction of State Highway 505 and the point of beginning.
Elk Area No. 5049 Ethel (Lewis County): That part of GMU 505 beginning at the intersection of Jackson Highway and Highway 12; south along Jackson Highway to Buckley Road; south on Buckley Road to Spencer Road; east on Spencer Road to Fuller Road; north on Fuller Road to Highway 12; east on Highway 12 to Stowell Road; north on Stowell Road to Gore Road; west on Gore Road to Larmon Road; west on Larmon Road to Highway 12; west on Highway 12 to Jackson Highway and point of beginning.
Elk Area No. 5050 Newaukum (Lewis County): That part of GMU 505 beginning at the intersection of Interstate 5 and Highway 12; east on Highway 12 to Larmon Road; east on Larmon Road to Leonard Road; north on Leonard Road through the town of Onalaska to Deggler Road; north on Deggler Road to Middle Fork Road; east on Middle Fork Road to Beck Road; north on Beck Road to Centralia-Alpha Road; west on Centralia-Alpha Road to Logan Hill Road; south then west on Logan Hill Road to Jackson Highway; south on Jackson Highway to the Newaukum River; west along the Newaukum River to Interstate 5; south on Interstate 5 to Highway 12 and point of beginning.
Elk Area No. 5051 Green Mountain (Cowlitz County): Beginning at the junction of the Cowlitz River and the Toutle River; east along the Toutle River to the North Fork Toutle River; east along the North Fork Toutle River to the Weyerhaeuser 1900 Road; south along the Weyerhaeuser 1900 Road to the Weyerhaeuser 1910 Road; south along the Weyerhaeuser 1910 Road to the Weyerhaeuser 2410 Road; south along the Weyerhaeuser 2410 Road to the Weyerhaeuser 4553 Road; south along the Weyerhaeuser 4553 Road to the Weyerhaeuser 4500 Road; south along the Weyerhaeuser 4500 Road to the Weyerhaeuser 4400 Road; south along the Weyerhaeuser 4400 Road to the Weyerhaeuser 4100 Road; east along the Weyerhaeuser 4100 Road to the Weyerhaeuser 4700 Road; south along the Weyerhaeuser 4700 Road to the Weyerhaeuser 4720 Road; west along the Weyerhaeuser 4720 Road to the Weyerhaeuser 4730 Road; west along the Weyerhaeuser 4730 Road to the Weyerhaeuser 4732 Road; west along the Weyerhaeuser 4732 Road to the Weyerhaeuser 4790 Road; west along the Weyerhaeuser 4790 Road to the Weyerhaeuser 1390 Road; south along the Weyerhaeuser 1390 Road to the Weyerhaeuser 1600 Road; west along the Weyerhaeuser 1600 Road to the Weyerhaeuser Logging Railroad Tracks at Headquarters; west along the Weyerhaeuser Logging Railroad Track to Ostrander Creek; west along Ostrander Creek to the Cowlitz River; north along the Cowlitz River to the Toutle River and point of beginning.
Elk Area No. 5052 Mossyrock (Lewis County): Beginning at the intersection of Winston Creek Road and State Highway 12; east on State Highway 12 to the Cowlitz River; east on the Cowlitz River to Riffe Lake; southeast along the south shore of Riffe Lake to Swofford Pond outlet creek; south on Swofford Pond outlet creek to Green Mountain Road; west on Green Mountain Road to Perkins Road; west on Perkins Road to Longbell Road; south on Longbell Road to Winston Creek Road; north on Winston Creek Road to State Highway 12 and the point of beginning. (All lands owned and managed by the Cowlitz Wildlife Area are excluded from this Elk Area.)
Elk Area No. 5053 Randle (Lewis County): Beginning at the town of Randle and the intersection of U.S. Highway 12 and State Route 131 (Forest Service 23 and 25 roads); south on State Route 131 to Forest Service 25 Road; south on Forest Service 25 Road to the Cispus River; west along the Cispus River to the Champion 300 line bridge; south and west on the Champion 300 line to the Champion Haul Road; north along the Champion Haul Road to Kosmos Road; north on Kosmos Road to U.S. Highway 12; east on U.S. Highway 12 to Randle and point of beginning. (All lands owned and managed by the Cowlitz Wildlife Area are excluded from this Elk Area.)
Elk Area No. 5054 Boistfort (Lewis County): Beginning at the town of Vader; west along State Highway 506 to the Wildwood Road; north along the Wildwood Road to the Abernathy 500 line gate (Section 20, T11N, R3W, Willamette Meridian); northwest along the 500, 540, and 560 lines to the Weyerhaeuser 813 line; northwest along the 813, 812, 5000J, 5000 and 4000 lines to the Pe Ell/McDonald Road (Section 15, T12N, R4W); west along the Pe Ell/McDonald Road to the Lost Valley Road; northeast along the Lost Valley Road to the Boistfort Road; north along the Boistfort Road to the King Road; east along the King Road to the town of Winlock and State Highway 603; south along Highway 505 to Interstate 5; south along Interstate 5 to State Hwy 506; west along State Hwy 506 to the town of Vader and the point of beginning.
Elk Area No. 5056 Grays River Valley (Wahkiakum County): That area in GMU 506 on or within 1.5 miles of agricultural land in the Grays River Valley and Eden Valley within the following sections: T11N, R08W, Section 36; T11N, R07W, Sections 31, 32, 33; T10N, R7W, Sections 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32; T10N, R8W, Sections 1, 2, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36; T09N, R08W, Sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15; T09N, R07W, Sections 5, 6, 7, 8.
Elk Area No. 5057 Carlton (Lewis County): That part of 513 (South Rainier) lying east of Highway 123 and north of Highway 12.
Elk Area No. 5058 West Goat Rocks (Lewis County): Goat Rocks Wilderness west of the Pacific Crest Trail.
Elk Area No. 5059 Mt. Adams Wilderness (Skamania and Yakima counties): The Mt. Adams Wilderness.
Elk Area No. 5060 Merwin (Cowlitz County): Begin at the State Route 503 and the Longview Fibre Road WS-8000 junction; north and west on the Longview Fibre Road WS-8000 to Day Place Road; west on Day Place Road to Dubois Road; south on Dubois Road to State Route 503; east on State Route 503 to the State Route 503 and the Longview Fibre Road WS-8000 junction and point of beginning.
Elk Area No. 5061 Wildwood (Lewis County): Beginning at the junction of the Pacific West Timber (PWT) 600 Road and the Wildwood Road (SE1/4 S29 T11N R3W); southwest on the 600 Road to the 800 Road (NW1/4 S36 T11N R4W); southwest on the 800 Road to the 850 Road (SW1/4 S3 T10N R4W); northwest on the 850 Road to the Weyerhaeuser 4720 Road (S20 T11N R4W); north on the Weyerhaeuser 4720 Road to the Weyerhaeuser 4700 Road (S17 T11N R4W); east on the Weyerhaeuser 4700 Road to the Weyerhaeuser 5822 Road (NW1/4 S16 T11N R4W); east on the Weyerhaeuser 5822 Road to the Weyerhaeuser 5820 Road (NW1/4 S10 T11N R4W); southeast on the Weyerhaeuser 5820 Road to the PWT 574 Road (SE1/4 S10 T11N R4W); south on the PWT 574 Road to the 570 Road (NW1/4 S14 T11N R4W); south on the 570 Road to the 500 Road (NW1/4 S14 T11N R4W); northeast on the 500 Road to the 560 Road (SW1/4 S12 T11N R4W); east on the 560 Road to the 540 Road (SE1/4 S12 T11N R4W); east and south on the 540 Road to the 500 Road (SE1/4 S18 T11N R3W); east on the PWT 500 Road to the Wildwood Road (N1/2 S20 T11N R3W); south on the Wildwood Road to the point of beginning, the PWT 600 Road junction (SE1/4 S29 T11N R3W).
Elk Area No. 5062 Trout Lake (Klickitat County): Those portions of ((GMUs 560 (Lewis River) and 578 (West Klickitat) beginning at the intersection of SR 141 and Sunnyside Road; north on Sunnyside Road to Mount Adams Recreational Area Road; north on Mount Adams Recreational Area Road to USFS Road 23; north on USFS Road 23 to DNR T-4300 Road; west on DNR T-4300 Road to Trout Lake Creek Road; south on Trout Lake Creek Road to SR 141; east and south on SR 141 to the intersection of)) GMU 578 (West Klickitat) beginning at the intersection of SR 141 and Sunnyside Road; north on Sunnyside Road to Mount Adams Recreational Area Road; (including agricultural land on the Trout Lake Valley floor north of Sunnyside Road within T06N R10E in Sections 13 and 14); south on Mount Adams Recreational Area Road to the intersection of SR 141 and south on SR 141 and Sunnyside Road to the point of beginning.
Elk Area No. 5063 Pumice Plain (Cowlitz and Skamania counties): That part of GMU 522 beginning at the confluence of the N. Fork Toutle River and Castle Creek; East along the N. Fork Toutle River to USFS trail 207; south along USFS trail 207 to USFS trail 216E; southwest along USFS trail 216E to USFS trail 216; west along USGS trail 216 to USGS 216G; northwest along USFS trail 216G to USGS trail 221; north along USFS 221 to Castle Creek; northwest along Castle Creek to N. Fork Toutle River and point of beginning.
Elk Area No. 5064 Upper Smith Creek (Skamania County): That part of GMU 522 beginning at the U.S. Forest Service Rd. 99 and U.S. Forest Service Trail 225 (Smith Creek Trail) junction; south on Trail 225 to Ape Canyon Creek; south and west up Ape Canyon Creek to U.S. Forest Service Trail 216 (Loowit Trail); north on Trail 216 to U.S. Forest Service Trail 216D (Abraham Trail); north on Trail 216D to U.S. Forest Service Trail 207 (Truman Trail); north and east on Trail 207 to U.S. Forest Service Rd. 99; north and east on U.S. Forest Service Rd. 99 to the junction of U.S. Forest Service Rd. 99 and U.S. Forest Service Trail 225 and the point of beginning.
Elk Area No. 5065 Mount Whittier (Skamania County): That part of GMU 522 beginning at the U.S. Forest Service Trail 1 (Boundary Trail) and U.S. Forest Service Trail 214 (Whittier Ridge Trail) junction; west on the U.S. Forest Service Trail 1 to U.S. Forest Service Trail 230 (Coldwater Trail); north on U.S. Forest Service Trail 230 to U.S. Forest Service Trail 211 (Lakes Trail); east on Trail 211 to U.S. Forest Service Trail 214; south on U.S. Forest Service Trail 214 to the junction of U.S. Forest Service Trail 214 and U.S. Forest Service Trail 1 and the point of beginning.
Elk Area No. 5066 Norway Pass (Lewis and Skamania counties): That part of GMU 522 beginning at the US Forest Service (USFS) Trail 211 (Lakes Trail) and USFS Trail 230 (Coldwater Trail) junction; N to Minnie Peak; W to the USFS property boundary in the SE 1/4 of Section 20, T10N, R5E; N along the USFS property boundary to the Green River; E up the Green River to the USFS Rd 2612; E on the USFS Rd 2612 to USFS Rd 26; S on USFS Rd 26 to USFS Trail 1 (Boundary Trail); W on USFS Trail 1 to USFS Trail 214 (Whittier Trail); N on USFS Trail 214 to USFS Trail 211 (Lakes Trail); W on USFS Trail 211 to the USFS Trail 211, Trail 230 junction and point of beginning.
Elk Area No. 5090 JBH (Wahkiakum County): The mainland portion of the Julia Butler Hansen National Wildlife Refuge, as administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as described: Beginning at the junction of State Route 4 and Steamboat Island Slough Road, northwest on Steamboat Island Slough Road to Brooks Slough Road, east on Brooks Slough Road to State Route 4, south on State Route 4 to Steamboat Slough Road and point of beginning.
Elk Area No. 5099 Mudflow (Cowlitz County): That part of GMU 522 beginning on the North Fork Toutle River at the mouth of Hoffstadt Creek; SE up the North Fork Toutle River to Deer Creek; SE up Deer Creek to Weyerhaeuser (Weyco) 3020 line; NW along Weyco 3020 line to Weyco 3000 line; E along Weyco 3000 line to Weyco 3000P line; E on the 3000P line to Weyco 5600 Line to the Mount Saint Helens National Volcanic Monument Boundary; N on the Mount Saint Helens National Volcanic Monument Boundary to SR 504; W on SR 504 to Hoffstadt Creek Bridge on Hoffstadt Creek; S and W down Hoffstadt Creek to the North Fork Toutle River and point of beginning.
Elk Area No. 6010 Mallis (Pacific County): That part of GMUs 506, 672, and 673 within one and one-half mile either side of SR 6 between the east end of Elk Prairie Rd and the Mallis Landing Rd, and all lands within a half mile of Elk Creek Rd bounded on the south by Monohon Landing Rd.
Elk Area No. 6011 Centralia Mine (Lewis County): That portion of GMU 667 within Centralia Mine property boundary.
Elk Area No. 6012 Tri Valley (Grays Harbor and Mason counties): Those portions of GMUs 648 (Wynoochee) and 651 (Satsop) within one mile of Brady-Matlock Road from State Highway 12 north to the junction with Schaefer State Park Road (east Satsop Road) and all lands within one mile of Wynoochee Valley Road from State Highway 12 north to the junction with Cougar Smith Road, and all lands within one mile of Wishkah Valley Road from north Aberdeen city limit to mile post 16 and all lands within 2 miles north of SR 12 between the Satsop River and Schouweiler and Hurd roads and then a line north from the end of Hurd Road to a point 2 miles north of SR 12.
Elk Area No. 6013 (Pierce County): That part of GMU 652 beginning at the intersection of Highway 167 and Highway 410; north on Highway 167 to Highway 18; east on Highway 18 to Highway 164; southeasterly on Highway 164 ((to Highway 410; westerly on Highway 410 to Highway 167)) to intersection with power transmission line in T20 R6 Section 18(?). West along power transmission line to intersection with 226th Ave E(?). South on 226th Ave East to intersection with 40th St E, east on 40th St E to 230th Ave E, South on 230th Ave E to Radke Road. Southwest on Radke to Barkubine Road, South on Barkubine Road to Connells Prairie; West on Connells Prairie Rd to 214th Ave E, South on 214th Ave E to Highway 410; westerly on Highway 410 to Highway 167 and the point of beginning.
Elk Area No 6014 (Pierce County): Starting at Highway 164 intersection with power transmission line in T20 R6 Section 18; W along power transmission line to intersection with 226th Ave E; S on 226th Ave East to intersection with 40th St E; E on 40th St E to 230th Ave E; S on 230th Ave E to Radke Rd; SW on Radke to Barkubine Rd; S on Barkubine Rd to Connells Prairie; W on Connells Prairie Rd to 214th Ave E; S on 214th Ave E to South Prairie Road; SE on South Prairie Road to Highway 162; E on Hwy 162 to Hwy 165; NE on Hwy 165 to Hwy 410; NE on Hwy 410 to White River; SE along White River to intersection with power transmission lines in T19N R7E S(?); NE on power transmission lines to intersection with Hwy 410 West on SR 410 to Hwy 164; NW on Highway 164 to starting point.
Elk Area No. 6054 Puyallup River (Pierce County): That portion of GMU 654 beginning at the intersection of Mount Rainier National Park's western boundary and State Route (SR) 706; W on SR 706 to 278th Ave E; N on 278th Ave E to WA Dept of Natural Resources' (DNR) 1300 Rd; NW on DNR 1300 Rd to Scott Turner Rd; NW on Scott Turner Rd to Alder Cutoff Rd; W and NE on Alder Cutoff Rd to Center St SE in the town of Eatonville; NW on Center St SE to SR 161; N and W on SR 161 to Orville Rd E; N on Orville Rd E, past Lake Ohop and Lake Kapowsin, to the bridge crossing the Puyallup River; SE up the Puyallup River to Mount Rainier National Park's western boundary; S on Mount Rainier National Park's western boundary to SR 706 and the point of beginning.
Elk Area No. 6061 Twin Satsop Farms (Mason County): That portion of GMU 651 starting at the junction of the Deckerville Road and the Brady-Matlock Road; southwest to the junction with the West Boundary Road; north on West Boundary Road to the Deckerville Road; east on the Deckerville Road to the junction of Brady-Matlock Road and point of beginning. In addition, the area within a circle with a radius of two miles centered on the junction of State Route 108 and the Eich Road.
Elk Area No. 6062 South Bank (Grays Harbor County): That portion of GMU 660 (Minot Peak) described as follows: Beginning at Highway 12 and Wakefield Road Junction (South Elma); south on Wakefield Road, across the Chehalis River to the South Bank Road; southeast on the South Bank Road to Delezene Road; south on the Delezene Road to a point one mile from the South Bank Road; southeast along a line one mile southwest of the South Bank Road to the Oakville-Brooklyn Road; east on the Oakville-Brooklyn Road to Oakville and Highway 12; northwest on Highway 12 to Wakefield Road to Elma and the point of beginning.
Elk Area No. 6063 (Grays Harbor and Jefferson counties): Private lands within Elk Area 6064 east of Highway 101.
Elk Area No. 6064 Quinault Valley (Grays Harbor and Jefferson counties): That portion of GMU 638 (Quinault) within the Quinault River watershed east of Gatton Creek and Lake Quinault excluding US Forest Service (USFS) Colonel Bob Wilderness Area.
Elk Area No. 6066 Chehalis Valley (Grays Harbor County): That portion of GMU 660 (Minot Peak) beginning at Highway 12 and Highway 107 junction near Montesano; east and south on Highway 12 to Oakville; south on Oakville-Brooklyn Road to a point one mile west of South Bank Road; northwest along a line one mile southwest of South Bank Road to Delezene Road; north along Delezene Road to South Bank Road; northwest along South Bank Road to Wakefield Road; north on Wakefield Road to Chehalis River; west on Chehalis River to Highway 107 bridge; north on Highway 107 to Highway 12 and the point of beginning.
((Elk Area No. 6067 North Minot (Grays Harbor County): The portion of GMU 660 (Minot Peak) beginning at the junction on State Route 107 and the Melbourne A-line, on the Melbourne A-line to the Vesta F-line; south on Vesta F-line to Vesta H-line (Vesta Creek Road); south on Vesta Creek Road to the North River Road; south and east on North River Road to the Brooklyn Road; east on Brooklyn Road to the Garrard Creek Road; east and north on Garrard Creek Road to the South Bank Road; east on South Bank to South State Street (Oakville); north on South State Street to U.S. 12; northwest and west on U.S. 12 to State Route 107; south and southwest on SR 107 to the Melbourne A-line and the point of beginning.))
Elk Area No. 6068 Willapa (Grays Harbor County): That part of GMU 658 south of SR 105 between the intersection of SR 105 and Hammond Road and the SR 105 bridge over Smith Creek; and within one mile north of SR 105 west from Hammond Road and east of the SR 105 bridge over Smith Creek.
Elk Area No. 6069 Hanaford (Lewis and Thurston counties): That part of GMU 667 (Skookumchuck) beginning at the intersection of Salzer Valley Rd and S Pearl St (Centralia); N on S Pearl St to N Pearl St; N on N Pearl St to State Hwy 507; W and N on State Hwy 507 to Skookumchuck Rd; E on Skookumchuck Rd to the first bridge over the Skookumchuck River; E along the Skookumchuck River to the Skookumchuck Rd bridge; E on Skookumchuck Rd to the steel tower power line; SW along the power line to Big Hanaford Rd; E and S along Big Hanaford Rd to the intersection with the main stem of Hanaford Creek; SE along Hanaford Creek to the range line between Range 1W and Range 1E of Township 14N; S on the range line between Range 1W and Range 1E of Township 14N to Mitchell Creek; SW on Mitchell Creek to the North Fork of the Newaukum River; SW on the North Fork of the Newaukum River to North Fork Rd; W on North Fork Rd to Centralia-Alpha Rd; W on Centralia-Alpha Rd to Salzer Valley Rd and the point of beginning.
Elk Area No. 6071 Dungeness (Clallam County): Portions of GMUs 621 (Olympic) and 624 (Coyle) beginning at the mouth of the Dungeness River; east and south along the coast of the Strait of Juan de Fuca to the mouth of ((Jimmycomelately)) Dean Creek on Sequim Bay; south and west up ((Jimmycomelately)) Dean Creek to ((US Hwy 101)) the power transmission line; ((east)) west on ((US Hwy 101 to Chicken Coop Road; east and north on Chicken Coop Road to the Clallam-Jefferson county line; south and west along the Clallam-Jefferson county line to the Olympic National Park boundary; north and west along the Olympic Park boundary to McDonald Creek; north along McDonald Creek to US Hwy 101; east along US Hwy 101)) the power transmission line to the Dungeness River; north down the Dungeness River to its mouth and the point of beginning.
Elk Area No. 6072 Sol Duc Valley (Clallam County): That portion of GMU 607 (Sol Duc) between the Sol Duc River and Hwy 101 from a point at the Sol Duc River bridge over Hwy 101 approximately 2 miles north of Forks to the westernmost Sol Duc River bridge over Hwy 101 at a point approximately 1 mile east of Lake Pleasant.
Elk Area No. 6073 Clearwater Valley (Jefferson County): That portion of GMU 615 (Clearwater) within one mile of the Clearwater Road from the Quinault Indian Reservation boundary to a point 4 miles to the north.
AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 14-10-019, filed 4/25/14, effective 5/26/14)
WAC 232-28-357 ((2012-2014)) 2015-2017 Deer general seasons and definitions.
It is unlawful to fail to comply with the bag, possession, and season limits described below. Violations of this section are punishable under RCW 77.15.410, Unlawful hunting of big game—Penalty.
Bag Limit: One (1) deer per hunter during the license year except where otherwise permitted by department rule.
Hunting Method: Hunters must select one of the hunting methods: Modern firearm, archery, or muzzleloader.
Any Buck Deer Seasons: Open only to the taking of deer with visible antlers (buck fawns illegal).
Antler Point: To qualify as an antler point, the point must be at least one inch long, measured on the longest side.
Antler Restrictions: APPLIES TO ALL HUNTERS DURING ANY GENERAL SEASON AND DESIGNATED SPECIAL PERMIT SEASONS. Buck deer taken in antler restricted game management units (GMUs) must meet minimum antler point requirements. Minimum antler point requirements are antler points on one side only. Eye guards are antler points when they are at least one inch long.
((2-point Minimum GMUs: 437, 636, 654, and 681.))
3-point Minimum GMUs: All mule deer in 100, 200, and 300 series GMUs; white-tailed deer in GMUs 127, 130, 133, 136, 139, 142, 145, 149, 154, 162, 163, 166, 169, 172, 175, 178, 181, 186, and black-tailed deer in GMU 578.
4-point Minimum GMUs: All white-tailed deer in GMUs 117 and 121.
Permit-only Units: The following GMUs require a special permit to hunt deer: 157 (Mill Creek Watershed), 290 (Desert), 329 (Quilomene), 371 (Alkali), and 485 (Green River).
GMUs Closed to Deer Hunting: 490 (Cedar River) and 522 (Loo-wit).
Types of deer that a person may legally hunt in Washington:
Black-tailed Deer: Any member of black-tailed/mule deer (species Odocoileus hemionus) found west of a line drawn from the Canadian border south on the Pacific Crest Trail and along the Yakama Indian Reservation boundary in Yakima County to the Klickitat River; south down Klickitat River to the Columbia River.
Mule Deer: Any member of black-tailed/mule deer (species Odocoileus hemionus) found east of a line drawn from the Canadian border south on the Pacific Crest Trail and along the Yakama Indian Reservation boundary in Yakima County to the Klickitat River; south down Klickitat River to the Columbia River.
White-tailed Deer: Any white-tailed deer (member of the species Odocoileus virginianus), except the Columbian whitetail deer (species Odocoileus virginianus leucurus).
MODERN FIREARM DEER SEASONS
License Required: A valid big game hunting license, which includes a deer species option.
Tag Required: A valid modern firearm deer tag for the area hunted.
Hunting Method: Modern firearm deer tag hunters may use rifle, handgun, shotgun, bow, crossbow, or muzzleloader, but only during modern firearm seasons.
Hunt Season
((2012)) 2015 Dates
((2013)) 2016 Dates
((2014)) 2017 Dates
Game Management Units (GMUs)
Legal Deer
HIGH BUCK HUNTS
 
Sept. 15-25
Sept. 15-25
Sept. 15-25
Alpine Lakes, Mount Baker, Glacier Peak, Pasayten, Olympic Peninsula, and Henry Jackson Wilderness Areas and Lake Chelan Recreation Area
3 pt. min.
GENERAL SEASON
Western
Washington
Black-tailed Deer
Oct. ((13-31)) 17-31
Oct. ((12-31)) 15-31
Oct. ((11-31)) 14-31
407, 418, 426, 437, 448, 450, 454, 460, 466, 501 through 520, 524 through 556, 560, 568, 572, 574, 601 through ((633, 638 through 653, 658 through 673, 684)) 621, 624 (except Deer Area 6020), 627 through 654, 658 through 699
Any buck
 
 
 
 
410, 411, 412, 413, 414, 415, 416, 417, 419, 420, 421, 422, 564, 655, Deer Area 6020
Any deer
 
 
 
 
578
3 pt. min.
 
 
 
 
((437, 636, 654, 681
2 pt. min.))
Eastern
Washington
White-tailed Deer
Oct. ((13-26)) 17-30
Oct. ((12-25)) 15-28
Oct. ((11-24)) 14-27
101, 105, 108, 111, 113, 124
Any white-tailed buck
 
Oct. ((13-21)) 17-27
Oct. ((12-20)) 15-25
Oct. ((11-19)) 14-24
203 through 284
Any white-tailed buck
 
Oct. ((13-21)) 17-27
Oct. ((12-20)) 15-25
Oct. ((11-19)) 14-24
127 through 154, 162 through 186 (except Deer Area 1040)
White-tailed, 3 pt. min.
 
Oct. 17-27
Oct. 15-25
Oct. 14-24
373, 379, 381
Any white-tailed deer
 
((Oct. 13-26
Oct. 12-25
Oct. 11-24
373
Any white-tailed deer))
(Option A)
Eastern Washington White-tailed Deer in GMUs 117 and 121
Oct. ((13-26)) 17-30
Oct. ((12-25)) 15-28
Oct. ((11-24)) 14-27
117, 121
White-tailed, 4 pt. min.
(Option B)
Eastern Washington White-tailed Deer in GMUs 117 and 121
Oct. 17-30
Oct. 15-28
Oct. 14-27
117, 121
Any white-tailed buck
Eastern
Washington
Mule Deer
Oct. ((13-21)) 17-27
Oct. ((12-20)) 15-25
Oct. ((11-19)) 14-24
101 through 154, 162 through 169, 172 (except Deer Area 1040), 175 through 186, 203 through 284, 328, 330 through 368, 372, 373, 379, 381, 382, 388
Mule deer, 3 pt. min.
 
((Oct. 13-26
Oct. 12-25
Oct. 11-24
373, 382, 388))
Mule deer, 3 pt. min.
LATE GENERAL SEASON
Western
Washington
Black-tailed Deer
Nov. ((15-18)) 19-22
Nov. ((14-17)) 17-20
Nov. ((13-16)) 16-19
407, 454, 466, 501 through 520, 524 through 560, 568, 572, 601 through ((633, 638 through 653,)) 621, 624 (except Deer Area 6020), 627 through 654, 658 through ((673, 684 and)) 699
Any buck
 
 
 
 
((636, 654, 681
2 pt. min.))
 
Nov. ((15-18)) 19-22
Nov. ((14-17)) 17-20
Nov. ((13-16)) 16-19
410, 411, 412, 413, 414, 415, 416, 417, 419, 420, 421, 422, 564, 655, Deer Area 6020
Any deer
Eastern
Washington
White-tailed Deer
Nov. ((10-19)) 7-19
Nov. ((9-19)) 5-19
Nov. ((8-19)) 11-19
105, 108, 111, 113, 124
Any white-tailed buck
(Option A)
Eastern
Washington
White-tailed Deer in GMUs 117 and 121
Nov. ((10-19)) 7-19
Nov. ((9-19)) 5-19
Nov. ((8-19)) 11-19
117, 121
White-tailed, 4 pt. min.
(Option B)
Eastern
Washington
White-tailed Deer in GMUs 117 and 121
Nov. 7-19
Nov. 5-19
Nov. 11-19
117, 121
Any white-tailed buck
HUNTERS 65 AND OVER, DISABLED, OR YOUTH GENERAL SEASONS
Eastern
Washington
White-tailed Deer
Oct. ((13-26)) 17-30
Oct. ((12-25)) 15-28
Oct. ((11-24)) 14-27
101, 105, 108, 111, 113, 124
Any white-tailed deer
 
((Oct. 18-21
Oct. 17-20
Oct. 16-19
101, 105, 108, 111, 113
Any white-tailed deer))
 
Nov. ((10-19)) 7-19
Nov. ((9-19)) 5-19
Nov. ((8-19)) 11-19
Deer Area 1050
Any white-tailed deer
 
Nov. ((10-19)) 7-19
Nov. ((9-19)) 5-19
Nov. ((8-19)) 11-19
Deer Areas 1060, 1070, 1080
White-tailed, antlerless only
 
Oct. ((13-21)) 17-27
Oct. ((12-20)) 15-25
Oct. ((11-19)) 14-24
127 through 142, 145, 149, 154, Deer Area 1010, and 178
White-tailed, 3 pt. min. or antlerless
HUNTERS 65 AND OVER AND DISABLED
Eastern
Washington
White-tailed Deer
Oct. 17-30
Oct. 15-28
Oct. 14-27
117, 121
Antlerless white-tailed deer
YOUTH GENERAL SEASONS
(Option A)
Eastern
Washington
White-tailed Deer in GMUs 117 and 121
Oct. ((18-21)) 17-30
Oct. ((17-20)) 15-28
Oct. ((16-19)) 14-27
117, 121
White-tailed, 4 pt. min. or antlerless
(Option B)
Eastern
Washington
White-tailed Deer in GMUs 117 and 121
Oct. 17-30
Oct. 15-28
Oct. 14-27
117, 121
Any white-tailed deer
ARCHERY DEER SEASONS
License Required: A valid big game hunting license, which includes a deer species option.
Tag Required: A valid archery deer tag for the area hunted.
Special Notes: Archery tag holders can only hunt during archery seasons with archery equipment (WAC 232-12-054).
Hunt Area
((2012)) 2015 Dates
((2013)) 2016 Dates
((2014)) 2017 Dates
Game Management Units (GMUs)
Legal Deer
EARLY ARCHERY GENERAL DEER SEASONS
Western
Washington
Black-tailed Deer
Sept. ((1-28)) 1-30
Sept. ((1-27)) 1-30
Sept. ((1-26)) 1-29
407 through 426, 437, 448, 450, 454, 466, 501, 504, 505, ((510, 513, 520)) 524, 554, 564, 568, 621 through ((633, 642)) 636, 648 through 652, ((655, 658)) 654 through ((672)) 673, 684 ((and 699))
Any deer
 
 
 
 
460, 503, 574, 601((, 603, 615,)) through 618, ((673)) 638, 642, 653, 681 and 699
Any buck
 
 
 
 
((437, 636, 654, 681
2 pt. min. or antlerless))
 
 
 
 
578
3 pt. min.
 
Sept. ((1-23)) 1-27
Sept. ((1-22)) 1-25
Sept. ((1-21)) 1-24
510, 513, 516, ((524,)) 520, 556((, 638, 653))
Any deer
 
 
 
 
506, 530, 550, 560, 572((, 574, 602, 607, 612))
Any buck
Eastern
Washington
Mule Deer
Sept. ((1-28)) 1-30
Sept. ((1-27)) 1-30
Sept. ((1-26)) 1-29
105 through 121, 166, 169, 172 (except Deer Area 1040), 175, 181, 243, 334
3 pt. min.
 
 
 
 
124 through 142, 145, 149, 186, 244 through 247, 249, 250, 260, 372, 373, 379, 381, 382, 388
3 pt. min. or antlerless
 
Sept. ((1-23)) 1-27
Sept. ((1-22)) 1-25
Sept. ((1-21)) 1-24
154, 178
3 pt. min. or antlerless
 
Sept. ((1-23)) 1-27
Sept. ((1-22)) 1-25
Sept. ((1-21)) 1-24
162, 163, 251, 328, 335, 336, 340, ((342,)) 346, 352, 356, 360, 364, 368
3 pt. min.
 
Sept. 1-15
Sept. 1-15
Sept. 1-15
101, 204 through 242, 248, 254, 262, 266, 269, 272, 278, 284
3 pt. min.
 
Sept. ((16-28)) 16-30
Sept. ((16-27)) 16-30
Sept. ((16-26)) 16-29
101, 204 through 242, 248, 254, 262, 266, 269, 272, 278, 284
3 pt. min. or antlerless
Eastern Washington White-tailed Deer
Sept. ((1-28)) 1-30
Sept. ((1-27)) 1-30
Sept. ((1-26)) 1-29
101, 105, 108, 111, 113
Any white-tailed ((buck)) deer
Sept. ((1-28)) 1-30
Sept. ((1-27)) 1-30
Sept. ((1-26)) 1-29
124, 204 through 250, 254 through 284, 373, 379, 381
Any white-tailed deer
 
Sept. ((1-28)) 1-30
Sept. ((1-27)) 1-30
Sept. ((1-26)) 1-29
127 through 149, 166, 172 (except Deer Area 1040), 181, 186
White-tailed, 3 pt. min. or antlerless
 
Sept. ((1-23)) 1-27
Sept. ((1-22)) 1-25
Sept. ((1-21)) 1-24
154, 162, 163, 178
White-tailed, 3 pt. min. or antlerless
 
Sept. ((1-23)) 1-27
Sept. ((1-22)) 1-25
Sept. ((1-26)) 1-24
169, ((172 (except Deer Area 1040),)) 175
White-tailed, 3 pt. min.
(Option A)
Eastern Washington White-tailed Deer in GMUs 117 and 121
Sept. ((1-28)) 1-30
Sept. ((1-27)) 1-30
Sept. ((1-26)) 1-29
117, 121
White-tailed, 4 pt. min. or antlerless
(Option B)
Eastern Washington White-tailed Deer in GMUs 117 and 121
Sept. 1-30
Sept. 1-30
Sept. 1-29
117, 121
Any white-tailed deer
LATE ARCHERY GENERAL DEER SEASONS
Western
Washington
Black-tailed Deer
((Nov. 21 - Dec. 8
Nov. 27 - Dec. 8
Nov. 26 - Dec. 8
437, 636, 654, 681
2 pt. min. or antlerless))
 
Nov. ((21)) 25 - Dec. 15
Nov. ((27)) 23 - Dec. 15
Nov. ((26)) 22 - Dec. 15
437, 466, 510 through 520, 524, 556((, 638, 648, and 699))
Any deer
 
Nov. ((21)) 25 - Dec. 15
Nov. ((27)) 23 - Dec. 15
Nov. ((26)) 22 - Dec. 15
448, 460, 506, 530, 560, 572, 601, ((607)) 603 through 618, 638, 642, 681, and 699
Any buck
 
((Nov. 21 - Dec. 31
Nov. 27 - Dec. 31
Nov. 26 - Dec. 31
603, 624, 652, 655
Any buck))
 
Nov. ((21)) 25 - Dec. 31
Nov. ((27)) 23 - Dec. 31
Nov. ((26)) 22 - Dec. 31
407, 410, 411, 412, 413, 414, 415, 416, 417, 419, 420, 421, 422, 454, 505, 564, 624, 627, ((633, 642,)) 636, 648, 652, 654, 655, 660 through 672
Any deer
Eastern
Washington
Mule Deer
Nov. 21-30
Nov. 21-30
Nov. 21-30
209, 215, 233, 243, 250
3 pt. min.
 
Nov. ((21)) 25 - Dec. 8
Nov. ((27)) 23 - Dec. 8
Nov. ((26)) 22 - Dec. 8
336, 342, 346, 352, 364, 388, Deer Area 3682
3 pt. min.
 
Nov. 20 - Dec. 8
Nov. 20 - Dec. 8
Nov. 20 - Dec. 8
145, 163, 178, 272, 278, 373
3 pt. min. or antlerless
 
((Nov. 21 - Dec. 8
Nov. 27 - Dec. 8
Nov. 26 - Dec. 8
272, 278, 373
3 pt. min. or antlerless))
 
Dec. 9-31
Dec. 9-31
Dec. 9-31
Deer Area 1021
Antlerless only
Eastern
Washington
White-tailed Deer
Nov. 10 - Dec. 15
Nov. 10 - Dec. 15
Nov. 10 - Dec. 15
101
Any white-tailed deer
 
Nov. 25 - Dec. 15
Nov. 25 - Dec. 15
Nov. 25 - Dec. 15
((105, 108,)) 124
Any white-tailed deer
 
Nov. 25 - Dec. 15
Nov. 25 - Dec. 15
Nov. 25 - Dec. 15
127
White-tailed, 3 pt. min. or antlerless
 
Nov. 20 - Dec. 8
Nov. 20 - Dec. 8
Nov. 20 - Dec. 8
145, 163, 178, 272, 278
White-tailed, 3 pt. min. or antlerless
 
Nov. ((21)) 25 - Dec. 15
Nov. ((27)) 23 - Dec. 15
Nov. ((26)) 22 - Dec. 15
105, 108, 204, 209, 215, 233, 243, ((272, 278,)) 373
Any white-tailed deer
(Option A)
Eastern Washington White-tailed Deer in GMUs 117 and 121
Nov. 25 - Dec. ((9)) 15
Nov. ((25)) 23 - Dec. ((9)) 15
Nov. ((25)) 22 - Dec. ((9)) 15
117, 121
White-tailed, 4 pt. min. or antlerless
 
((Dec. 10-15
Dec. 10-15
Dec. 10-15
117, 121
White-tailed, 4 pt. min. or antlerless))
(Option B)
Eastern Washington White-tailed Deer in GMUs 117 and 121
Nov. 25 - Dec. 15
Nov. 23 - Dec. 15
Nov. 22 - Dec. 15
117, 121
Any white-tailed deer
MUZZLELOADER DEER SEASONS
License Required: A valid big game hunting license, which includes a deer species option.
Tag Required: A valid muzzleloader deer tag for the area hunted.
Hunting Method: Muzzleloader only.
Special Notes: Muzzleloader tag holders can only hunt during muzzleloader seasons and must hunt with muzzleloader equipment (WAC 232-12-051) or archery equipment (WAC 232-12-054).
Hunt Area
((2012)) 2015 Dates
((2013)) 2016 Dates
((2014)) 2017 Dates
Game Management Units (GMUs)
Legal Deer
High Buck Hunts
Sept. 15-25
Sept. 15-25
Sept. 15-25
Alpine Lakes, Glacier Peak, Pasayten, Mount Baker, Olympic Peninsula, and Henry Jackson Wilderness areas, and Lake Chelan Recreation Area
3 pt. min.
EARLY MUZZLELOADER GENERAL DEER SEASONS
Western
Washington
Black-tailed Deer
((Sept. 29 - Oct. 7))
Oct. 3-11
((Sept. 28 - Oct. 6))
Oct. 1-9
Sept. ((27)) 30 - Oct. ((5)) 8
407, 418, 426, 448, 450, 501, 503, 504, 505, 506, 510, 513, 516, 520, 530, 554, 556, 560, 568, 572, 574, 603, 607, 612, 615, 624 (except Deer Area 6020), 636, 638, 642, 648, 660, 663, 672, 673((, 684))
Any buck
 
 
 
 
410, 411, 412, 413, 414, 415, 416, 417, 419, 420, 421, 422, 454, 564, 627, 652, 655, 666, 684, and Deer Area 6020
Any deer
 
 
 
 
437((, 636))
2 pt. min.
 
 
 
 
578
3 pt. min.
Eastern
Washington
White-tailed Deer
((Sept. 29 - Oct. 7)) Oct. 3-11
((Sept. 28 - Oct. 6)) Oct. 1-9
Sept. ((27)) 30 - Oct. ((5)) 8
((101, 105, 108, 111, 113, 124,)) 203, 204, 209, 215, 231, 233, 239, 242, 243, 244, 245, 246, 248, 250, 251, 260, 272, 278, 284
White-tailed, any buck
 
 
 
 
101, 105, 108, 111, 113, 124
Any white-tailed deer
 
 
 
 
127, 142, 145, 149
White-tailed, 3 pt. min. or antlerless
 
 
 
 
((127,)) 130, 133, 136, 139, 175, 181, 186
White-tailed, 3 pt. min.
 
 
 
 
373, 379
Any white-tailed, ((any)) deer
(Option A)
Eastern
Washington
White-tailed Deer in GMUs 117 and 121
((Sept. 29 - Oct. 7)) Oct. 3-11
((Sept. 28 - Oct. 6)) Oct. 1-9
Sept. ((27)) 30 - Oct. ((5)) 8
117, 121
White-tailed, 4 pt. min. or antlerless
(Option B)
Eastern Washington White-tailed Deer in GMUs 117 and 121
Oct. 3-11
Oct. 1-9
Sept. 30 - Oct. 8
117, 121
Any white-tailed deer
Eastern
Washington
Mule Deer
((Sept. 29 - Oct. 7)) Oct. 3-11
((Sept. 28 - Oct. 6)) Oct 1-9
Sept. ((27)) 30 - Oct. ((5)) 8
101 through 149, 175, 181, 186, 203, 204, 209, 215, 231, 233, 239, 242, 243, 244, 245, 246, 248, 250, 251, 254, 260, 262, 266, 269, 272, 278, 284, 328, 330 through 342, 352 through ((360,)) 368, 373, 379((, 382))
Mule deer, 3 pt. min.
LATE MUZZLELOADER GENERAL DEER SEASONS
Western
Washington
Black-tailed
Deer
Nov. ((22)) 25 - Dec. 15
Nov. ((28)) 23 - Dec. 15
Nov. ((27)) 22 - Dec. 15
407, 410, 411, 412, 413, 414, 415, 416, 417, 419, 420, 421, 422, 454, 501, 504, 564, ((627,)) 633, 666, 684, and Deer Area 6020
Any deer
 
 
 
 
((654
2 pt. min.))
 
 
 
 
448, 460, 550, 602, 621, 651, 654, 658, 667, and 673
Any buck
 
((Nov. 22 - Dec. 6
Nov. 28 - Dec. 6
Nov. 27 - Dec. 6
667, 673
Any buck
 
Dec. 7-15
Dec. 7-15
Dec. 7-15
673
Any deer))
Eastern
Washington
White-tailed Deer
Nov. 25 - Dec. 8
Nov. ((25)) 23 - Dec. 8
Nov. ((25)) 22 - Dec. 8
113
Any white-tailed buck
 
Nov. 25 - Dec. 8
Nov. 25 - Dec. 8
Nov. 25 - Dec. 8
130, 133, 136, 139
White-tailed, 3 pt. min. or antlerless
 
Nov. 20 - Dec. 8
Nov. 20 - Dec. 8
Nov. 20 - Dec. 8
172 (except Deer Area 1040), 181
White-tailed, 3 pt. min. or antlerless
 
Nov. 20-30
Nov. 20-30
Nov. 20-30
379, 381
Any white-tailed deer
Eastern
Washington
Mule Deer
Nov. 25 - Dec. 8
Nov. 25 - Dec. 8
Nov. 25 - Dec. 8
130
Antlerless
 
Nov. 20-30
Nov. 20-30
Nov. 20-30
381
3 pt. min. or antlerless
 
Nov. 20-30
Nov. 20-30
Nov. 20-30
379, 382
3 pt. min.
AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 14-10-019, filed 4/25/14, effective 5/26/14)
WAC 232-28-358 ((2012-2014)) 2015-2017 Elk general seasons and definitions.
It is unlawful to fail to comply with bag, possession, and season limits described below. A violation of this section is punishable under RCW 77.15.410, Unlawful hunting of big game—Penalty.
Bag Limit: One (1) elk per hunter during the license year, except where otherwise permitted by department rule. Any combination of seasons, tags, and permits set by the department will not exceed a maximum of two (2) elk per hunter during the license year.
Hunting Method: Elk hunters must select only one of the hunting methods: Modern firearm, archery, or muzzleloader.
Elk Tag Areas: Elk hunters must choose either Eastern or Western Washington to hunt in and buy the appropriate tag for that area.
Any Bull Elk Seasons: Open only to the taking of elk with visible antlers; bull calves are illegal.
Antler Point: To qualify as an antler point, the point must be at least one inch long, measured on the longest side.
Branch: A branch is defined as any projection off the main antler beam that is at least one inch long, measured on the longest side, and longer than it is wide.
Spike Bull Antler Restrictions: Bull elk taken in spike-only game management units (GMUs) must have at least one antler with no branches originating more than 4 inches above where the antler attaches to the skull.
Spike-only GMUs: 145-154, 162-186, 249, and 336-368.
True Spike - Bull Antler Restrictions: Neither antler of bull elk taken in GMUs 251, and 328-335 can have branching originating more than 4 inches above where the antlers attach to the skull. Under the true-spike restriction, taking an elk that has two points on one side or antler points within one inch of the definitions regarding length of point, or point of origination, is an infraction under RCW 77.15.160. All other types of violations of the true-spike restriction are subject to current penalties and assessments under RCW 77.15.410 and 77.15.420.
True-spike GMUs: 251, 328-335.
3-point Antler Restrictions: Legal bull elk must have at least 3 antler points on one side, with at least 2 antler points above the ear. Eye guards are antler points when they are at least one inch long. Antler restrictions apply to all hunters during any open season.
3-point GMUs: All of Western Washington, except for GMUs 448, 454, 564, 652 for archers, 666, 684, and Elk Area 4941.
Permit-only Units: The following GMUs are closed to elk hunting during general elk seasons: 157, 371, 418, 485, 522, ((524,)) 556, 621, 636, and 653.
GMUs Closed to Elk Hunting: 437 (except for Elk Area 4941) and 490.
Areas with Special Restrictions: There are modern firearm restrictions in GMU 334 and portions of GMU 660. GMU 554 is open only for early archery and muzzleloader seasons. Elk Area 6064 in GMU 638 (Quinault) is open to master hunters only.
Elk Tag Areas
Eastern Washington: All 100, 200, and 300 GMUs.
EA - Eastern Washington Archery Tag
EF - Eastern Washington Modern Firearm General Elk Tag
EM - Eastern Washington Muzzleloader Tag
Western Washington: All 400, 500, and 600 GMUs.
WA - Western Washington Archery Tag
WF - Western Washington Modern Firearm General Elk Tag
WM - Western Washington Muzzleloader Tag
Modern Firearm General Elk Seasons
License Required: A valid big game hunting license with an elk tag option.
Tag Required: A valid modern firearm elk tag as listed below for the area hunted.
Hunting Method: May use modern firearm, bow and arrow, crossbow, or muzzleloader, but only during modern firearm seasons.
Hunt Area
Elk Tag Area
Game Management Units (GMUs)
((2012)) 2015 Dates
((2013)) 2016 Dates
((2014)) 2017 Dates
Legal Elk
Eastern
Washington
EF
101, 105, 108, 111, 113, 117, 121, 204
Oct. ((27)) 31 - Nov. ((4)) 8
Oct. ((26)) 29 - Nov. ((3)) 6
Oct. ((25)) 28 - Nov. ((2)) 5
Any bull
 
 
145 through 154, 162 through 169, 172 (except Elk Area 1040), 175 through 186, 249, 336 through 368
Oct. ((27)) 31 - Nov. ((4)) 8
Oct. ((26)) 29 - Nov. ((3)) 6
Oct. ((25)) 28 - Nov. ((2)) 5
Spike bull
 
 
251, 328, 329, 334, 335
Oct. ((27)) 31 - Nov. ((4)) 8
Oct. ((26)) 29 - Nov. ((3)) 6
Oct. ((25)) 28 - Nov. ((2)) 5
True spike bull
 
 
Elk Area 3722*
Sept. 8-23
Sept. 7-22
Sept. 6-21
Antlerless only
 
 
124 through 142, 372, 382, 388
Oct. ((27)) 31 - Nov. ((4)) 8
Oct. ((26)) 29 - Nov. ((3)) 6
Oct. ((25)) 28 - Nov. ((2)) 5
Any elk
 
 
203, 209 through 248, 250, 254 through 290, 373, 379, 381
Oct. ((27)) 31 - Nov. 15
Oct. ((26)) 29 - Nov. 15
Oct. ((25)) 28 - Nov. 15
Any elk
 
 
Elk Area 2033
Sept. 4-30
Sept. 3-30
Sept. 2-30
Antlerless only
 
 
Master Hunters Only: 371, Elk Area 3912
Aug. 1 - Jan. 20, 2013
Aug. 1 - Jan. 20, 2014
Aug. 1 - Jan. 20, 2015
Antlerless only
 
 
Master Hunters Only: Elk Area 3911**
Nov. ((10)) 14 - Dec. ((16)) 15
Nov. ((9)) 12 - Dec. 15
Nov. ((8)) 11 - Dec. ((14)) 15
Antlerless only
 
 
Master Hunters Only: Elk Area 3911** 2nd tag.
Aug. 1 - Oct. ((26)) 30
Aug. 1 - Oct. ((25)) 28
Aug. 1 - Oct. ((24)) 27
Antlerless only
 
 
Master Hunters Only: 127, 130
Dec. 9-31
Dec. 9-31
Dec. 9-31
Antlerless only
 
 
*GMU 372 and Elk Area 3722 are mainly private property. Hunters are not advised to try hunting these areas without making prior arrangements for access.
 
 
**Master Hunters who hunt in Elk Area 3911 may purchase a master hunter, Elk Area 3911, second elk transport tag. Only one (1) antlerless elk may be taken from Elk Area 3911 unless drawn for an antlerless elk special permit. Any legal weapon may be used. Master hunter, Elk Area 3911, second elk transport tags will be valid only for Elk Area 3911 from August 1 - October ((26, 2012)) 30, 2015, August 1 - October ((25, 2013)) 28, 2016, and August 1 - October ((24, 2014)) 27, 2017. All hunters participating in the Elk Area 3911 hunt must wear hunter orange.
Western
Washington
WF
460, 466, 503, 505 through 520, 524, 530, 550, 560, 568, 572, 574, 578, 601 through 618, 624 (except for Elk Area 6071), 627 ((through)), 633, 638 through ((652)) 651, 652 (except for Elk Area 6014), 654 through 684. Except master hunters only in Elk Area 6064 portion of GMU 638.
Nov. ((3-14)) 7-18
Nov. ((2-13)) 5-16
Nov. ((1-12)) 4-15
3 pt. min.
 
 
501, 504, Elk Area 6014
Nov. ((3-14)) 7-18
Nov. ((2-13)) 5-16
Nov. ((1-12)) 4-15
3 pt. min. or antlerless
 
 
407, 448, 564, 666
Nov. ((3-14)) 7-18
Nov. ((2-13)) 5-16
Nov. ((1-12)) 4-15
Any elk
 
 
454
Nov. ((3-14)) 7-18
Nov. ((2-13)) 5-16
Nov. ((1-12)) 4-15
Any bull
Archery General Elk Seasons
License Required: A valid big game hunting license with an elk tag option.
Tag Required: A valid archery elk tag as listed below for the area hunted.
Hunting Method: Bow and arrow only, as defined under WAC 232-12-054.
Special Notes: Archery tag holders can hunt only during archery seasons and must hunt with archery equipment (WAC 232-12-054). Archery elk hunters may apply for special bull permits. Please see permit table for tag eligibility for all elk permits.
Hunt Area
Elk Tag Area
Game Management Units (GMUs)
((2012)) 2015 Dates
((2013)) 2016 Dates
((2014)) 2017 Dates
Legal Elk
Early Archery General Elk Seasons
Eastern
Washington
EA
101 through 142, 243, 247, 249, 250, 373, 379, 381, 388
Sept. ((4-16)) 12-24
Sept. ((3-15)) 10-22
Sept. ((2-14)) 9-21
Any elk
 
 
162, 166, 169, 172 (except Elk Area 1040), 186
Sept. ((4-16)) 12-24
Sept. ((3-15)) 10-22
Sept. ((2-14)) 9-21
Spike bull
 
 
((328, 329
Sept. 4-16
Sept. 3-15
Sept. 2-14
True spike bull))
 
 
328, 329, 335
Sept. 12-24
Sept. 10-22
Sept. ((2-14)) 9-21
True spike bull or antlerless
 
 
145, 149, 154, Elk Area 1010, Elk Area 1013, 163, 175, 178, 181, 334, 336, 340, 352, 356, 364
Sept. ((4-16)) 12-24
Sept. ((3-15)) 10-22
Sept. ((2-14)) 9-21
Spike bull or antlerless
Western
Washington
WA
448, 454, 564, 652 (except Elk area 6013), 666, 684
Sept. ((4-16)) 12-24
Sept. ((3-15)) 10-22
Sept. ((2-14)) 9-21
Any elk
 
 
407
N/A
Sept. ((3-27)) 10-22
Sept. ((2-26)) 9-21
Any elk
 
 
501 through 505, 520, 550, 554, 560, 568, 572, 574, 578, 624((,)) (except for Elk Area 6071), Elk Area 6061, 654, 660, 667 through 673, 681, ((684,)) 699
Sept. ((4-16)) 12-24
Sept. ((3-15)) 10-22
Sept. ((2-14)) 9-21
3 pt. min. or antlerless
 
 
460, 466, 506, 510, 513, 516, 524, 530, 601((, 602, 603, 607, 612)) through 618, 627, 633, 638 (except Master Hunters only in Elk Area 6064), 642 through ((648,)) 651, 658, 663((. Master hunters only in Elk Area 6064.))
Sept. ((4-16)) 12-24
Sept. ((3-15)) 10-22
Sept. ((2-14)) 9-21
3 pt. min.
Late Archery General Elk Seasons
Eastern
Washington
EA
101, 105, 108, 117, 121, 204
Nov. 25 - Dec. 8
Nov. 25 - Dec. 8
Nov. 25 - Dec. 8
Any bull
 
 
124, 127, 373, 388
Nov. 25 - Dec. 8
Nov. 25 - Dec. 8
Nov. 25 - Dec. 8
Any elk
 
 
178
Nov. 20 - Dec. 8
Nov. 20 - Dec. 8
Nov. 20 - Dec. 8
Antlerless only
 
 
Elk Area 1010, 163
Dec. 9 - Jan. 30, 2013
Dec. 9 - Jan. 30, 2014
Dec. 9 - Jan. 30, 2015
Antlerless only
 
 
203, 209 through 248, 250, 254 through 290, 379, 381. Must wear hunter orange.
Oct. ((21)) 31 - Nov. 15
Oct. ((27)) 29 - Nov. 15
Oct. ((25)) 28 - Nov. 15
Any elk
 
 
Master Hunters Only: 371, Elk Area 3912. Must wear hunter orange.
Aug. 1 - Jan. 20, 2013
Aug. 1 - Jan. 20, 2014
Aug. 1 - Jan. 20, 2015
Antlerless only
 
 
Master Hunters Only: Elk Area 3911**. Must wear hunter orange.
Nov. ((10)) 14 - Dec. ((16)) 15
Nov. ((9)) 12 - Dec. 15
Nov. ((8)) 11 - Dec. ((14)) 15
Antlerless only
 
 
Master Hunters Only: Elk Area 3911** 2nd tag. Must wear hunter orange.
Aug. 1 - Oct. ((26)) 30
Aug. 1 - Oct. ((25)) 28
Aug. 1 - Oct. ((24)) 27
Antlerless only
 
 
Master Hunters Only: 127, 130
Dec. 9-31
Dec. 9-31
Dec. 9-31
Antlerless only
 
 
328, 334, 335
Nov. ((21)) 25 - Dec. 8
Nov. ((27)) 23 - Dec. 8
Nov. ((26)) 22 - Dec. 8
True spike bull or antlerless
 
 
336, 342, 346, 352, 364, Elk Area 3681
Nov. ((21)) 25 - Dec. 8
Nov. ((27)) 23 - Dec. 8
Nov. ((26)) 22 - Dec. 8
Spike bull or antlerless
Western
Washington
WA
Elk Area 4601, 503, 505, 652 (except Elk Area 6013), 667, 672, 681, and 699. Master hunters only in Elk Area 6064 portion of GMU 638.
Nov. ((21)) 25 - Dec. 15
Nov. ((27)) 23 - Dec. 15
Nov. ((26)) 22 - Dec. 15
3 pt. min. or antlerless
 
 
407, 448, 454, 564, 666
Nov. ((21)) 25 - Dec. 15
Nov. ((27)) 23 - Dec. 15
Nov. ((26)) 22 - Dec. 15
Any elk
 
 
603, 612, 615, 638 (except for Elk Area 6064), 648
Nov. ((21)) 25 - Dec. 15
Nov. ((27)) 23 - Dec. 15
Nov. ((26)) 22 - Dec. 15
3 pt. min.
 
 
506, 520, 530
Nov. ((21)) 25 - Dec. 15
Nov. ((27)) 23 - Dec. 15
Nov. ((26)) 22 - Dec. 15
Antlerless only
 
 
*GMU 372 and Elk Area 3722 are mainly private property. Hunters are not advised to try hunting these areas without making prior arrangements for access.
 
 
**Master Hunters who hunt in Elk Area 3911 may purchase a master hunter, Elk Area 3911, second elk transport tag. Only one (1) antlerless elk may be taken from Elk Area 3911 unless drawn for an antlerless elk special permit. Any legal weapon may be used. Master hunter, Elk Area 3911, second elk transport tags will be valid only for Elk Area 3911 from August 1 - October ((26, 2012)) 30, 2015, August 1 - October ((25, 2013)) 28, 2016, and August 1 - October ((24, 2014)) 27, 2017. All hunters participating in the Elk Area 3911 hunt must wear hunter orange.
Muzzleloader General Elk Seasons
License Required: A valid big game hunting license with an elk tag option.
Tag Required: A valid muzzleloader elk tag as listed below for the area hunted.
Hunting Method: Muzzleloader, as defined under WAC 232-12-051, or bow and arrow, as defined under WAC 232-12-054.
Special Notes: Muzzleloader tag holders can only hunt during the muzzleloader seasons. Only hunters with tags identified in the Special Elk Permits tables may apply for special elk permits.
Hunt Area
Elk Tag Area
Game Management Units (GMUs)
((2012)) 2015 Dates
((2013)) 2016 Dates
((2014)) 2017 Dates
Legal Elk
Early Muzzleloader General Elk Seasons
Eastern
Washington
EM
101 through 121, 247
Oct. ((6-12)) 3-9
Oct. ((5-11)) 1-7
Oct. ((4-10)) 7-13
Any bull
 
 
124 through 142, 245, 250
Oct. ((6-12)) 3-9
Oct. ((5-11)) 1-7
Oct. ((4-10)) 7-13
Any elk
 
 
145, 149, 154, 162, 163, 166, 172 (except Elk Area 1040), 175, 178, 336 through 342, 352 through ((360,)) 368
Oct. ((6-12)) 3-9
Oct. ((5-11)) 1-7
Oct. ((4-10)) 7-13
Spike bull
 
 
328, 329, 335, Elk Area 2051
Oct. ((6-12)) 3-9
Oct. ((5-11)) 1-7
Oct. ((4-10)) 7-13
True spike bull
Western
Washington
WM
407
N/A
((Sept. 28 -)) Oct. ((11)) 1-7
((Sept. 27 -)) Oct. ((10)) 7-13
Any elk
Elk Area 4601
N/A
N/A
((Sept. 27 -)) Oct. ((10)) 7-13
3 pt. min. or antlerless
 
 
448, 454, 564, 666, 684
Oct. ((6-12)) 3-9
Oct. ((5-11)) 1-7
Oct. ((4-10)) 7-13
Any elk
 
 
460, 466, 505, 506, 510, 513, 516, 520, 524, 530, 550, 554, 560, 568, 572, 574, 578, 602, 603, 607, 612, 615, 624 (except for Elk Area 6071), 627, 633, 638 (except for Elk Area 6064), 642, 648, 660, 663, 672, 673, 681
Oct. ((6-12)) 3-9
Oct. ((5-11)) 1-7
Oct. ((4-10)) 7-13
3 pt. min.
 
 
501, 503, 504, 652((,)) (except Elk Area 6013 closed to antlerless), 654, 667
Oct. ((6-12)) 3-9
Oct. ((5-11)) 1-7
Oct. ((4-10)) 7-13
3 pt. min. or antlerless
Late Muzzleloader General Elk Seasons
Eastern
Washington
EM
130 through 142
Nov. 25 - Dec. 8
Nov. ((25)) 23 - Dec. 8
Nov. ((25)) 22 - Dec. 8
Any elk
 
 
204. Must wear hunter orange.
Oct. ((27)) 31 - Nov. 15
Oct. ((26)) 29 - Nov. 15
Oct. ((25)) 28 - Nov. 15
Any bull
 
 
203, 209 through 248, 250, 254 through 290, 373, 379, 381. Must wear hunter orange.
Oct. ((27)) 31 - Nov. 15
Oct. ((26)) 29 - Nov. 15
Oct. ((25)) 28 - Nov. 15
Any elk
 
 
Master Hunters Only: 371, Elk Area 3912. Must wear hunter orange.
Aug. 1 - Jan. 20, 2013
Aug. 1 - Jan. 20, 2014
Aug. 1 - Jan. 20, 2015
Antlerless only
 
 
Master Hunters Only: Elk Area 3911**. Must wear hunter orange.
Nov. ((10)) 14 - Dec. ((16)) 15
Nov. ((9)) 12 - Dec. 15
Nov. ((8)) 11 - Dec. ((14)) 15
Antlerless only
 
 
Master Hunters Only: Elk Area 3911**  2nd tag. Must wear hunter orange.
Aug. 1 - Oct. ((26)) 30
Aug. 1 - Oct. ((25)) 28
Aug. 1 - Oct. ((24)) 27
Antlerless only
 
 
Master Hunters Only: 127, 130
Dec. 9-31
Dec. 9-31
Dec. 9-31
Antlerless only
Western
Washington
WM
407
((N/A)) Nov. 25 - Dec. 15
Nov. ((27)) 23 - Dec. 15
Nov. ((26)) 22 - Dec. 15
3 pt. min. or antlerless
501, 503, 504, 505, 652 (except Elk Area 6013 closed to antlerless).
Nov. ((21)) 25 - Dec. 8
Nov. ((27)) 23 - Dec. 8
Nov. ((26)) 22 - Dec. 8
3 pt. min. or antlerless
 
 
448, 454, 564, 666, 684
Nov. ((21)) 25 - Dec. 15
Nov. ((27)) 23 - Dec. 15
Nov. ((26)) 22 - Dec. 15
Any elk
 
 
568, 574, 578
Nov. ((21-30)) 25-30
Nov. ((27-30)) 23-30
Nov. ((26-30)) 22-30
3 pt. min.
 
 
((550,)) 601, 618, 651, 658, 667
Nov. ((21)) 25 - Dec. 15
Nov. ((27)) 23 - Dec. 15
Nov. ((26)) 22 - Dec. 15
3 pt. min.
 
 
**Master Hunters who hunt in Elk Area 3911 may purchase a master hunter, Elk Area 3911, second elk transport tag. Any legal weapon may be used. Only one (1) antlerless elk may be taken from Elk Area 3911 unless drawn for an antlerless elk special permit. Master hunter, Elk Area 3911, second elk transport tags will be valid only for Elk Area 3911 from August 1 - October ((26, 2012)) 30, 2015, August 1 - October ((25, 2013)) 28, 2016, and August 1 - October ((24, 2014)) 27, 2017. All hunters participating in the Elk Area 3911 hunt must wear hunter orange.
AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 14-10-019, filed 4/25/14, effective 5/26/14)
WAC 232-28-360 ((2014)) 2015 Elk special permits.
It is unlawful to fail to comply with the bag, possession, and season limits described below. A violation of this section is punishable under RCW 77.15.410, Unlawful hunting of big game—Penalty.
Special Elk Permit Hunting Seasons (Open to Permit Holders Only)
Hunters must purchase an elk hunting license prior to purchasing a permit application. Hunters may only apply for permits consistent with the tag required for the hunt choice; however, Multiple Season Permit holders may apply for Eastern or Western Washington archery, muzzleloader, or modern firearm permit hunts. Applicants must have purchased the proper tag for these hunts. The elk tag prefixes required to apply for each hunt are shown in the following table. Hunters drawn for a special permit hunt must comply with weapon restrictions, dates, and other conditions listed for the hunt. Hunters drawn for a special permit designated "Any tag" under the "Weapon/Tag" restriction must use equipment consistent with the requirements of their transport tag and license.
Quality
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hunt Name
Weapon/Tag
Hunters
Hunt Dates
Special Restrictions
Boundary
Permits
Turnbull
EA, EF, EM
Any
Oct. 20 - Nov. 24
Any bull
Elk Area 1015
1
Prescott
EF
Any
Sept. ((22-26)) 28 - Oct. 2
Any bull
GMU 149
1
Prescott
EF
Any
Oct. ((20)) 26 - Nov. ((2)) 8
Any bull
GMU 149
2
Blue Creek
EF
Any
Sept. ((22-26)) 28 - Oct. 2
Any bull
GMU 154
1
Blue Creek
EF
Any
Oct. ((20)) 26 - Nov. ((2)) 8
Any bull
GMU 154
4
Watershed
EA, EF, EM
Any
Oct. ((25)) 31 - Nov. ((2)) 8
3 pt. min.
GMU 157
35
Dayton
EF
Any
Oct. ((20)) 26 - Nov. ((2)) 8
Any bull
GMU 162
12
Ten Ten
EF
Any
Sept. ((22-26)) 28 - Oct. 2
Any bull
Elk Area 1010, GMU 163
1
Ten Ten
EF
Any
Oct. ((20)) 26 - Nov. ((2)) 8
Any bull
Elk Area 1010, GMU 163
5
Tucannon
EF
Any
Oct. ((20)) 26 - Nov. ((2)) 8
Any bull
GMU 166
10
Wenaha West
EF
Any
Oct. ((20)) 26 - Nov. ((2)) 8
Any bull
Elk Area 1008
9
Wenaha East
EF
Any
Oct. ((20)) 26 - Nov. ((2)) 8
Any bull
Elk Area 1009
13
Mountain View
EF
Any
Oct. ((20)) 26 - Nov. ((2)) 8
Any bull
GMU 172, EXCEPT Elk Area 1040
14
Ten Forty
EF
Any
Oct. ((20)) 26 - Nov. ((2)) 8
Any bull
Elk Area 1040
((1))
2
Lick Creek
EF
Any
Oct. ((20)) 26 - Nov. ((2)) 8
Any bull
GMU 175
5
Peola
EF
Any
Sept. ((22-26)) 28 - Oct. 2
Any bull
GMU 178
1
Peola
EF
Any
Oct. ((20)) 26 - Nov. ((2)) 8
Any bull
GMU 178
1
Couse
EF
Any
Oct. ((20)) 26 - Nov. ((2)) 8
Any bull
GMU 181
3
Mission
EF
Any
Sept. 16-20
Any bull
GMU 251
1
Colockum
EF
Any
Sept. 25 - Oct. 2
Any bull
GMUs 328, 329, 335
1
Colockum
EF
Any
Oct. ((20)) 26 - Nov. ((2)) 8
Any bull
GMUs 328, 329, 335
6
((Colockum
EF
Any
Sept. 22-26
Any bull
GMUs 328, 329, 335
1))
Teanaway
EF
Any
Sept. ((22-26)) 25 - Oct. 2
Any bull
GMU 335
3
Peaches Ridge
EF
Any
Sept. ((22-26)) 25 - Oct. 2
Any bull
GMUs 336, 346
3
Observatory
EF
Any
Sept. ((22-26)) 25 - Oct. 2
Any bull
GMUs 340, 342
3
Little Naches
EF
Any
Oct. ((1-10)) 3-11
Any bull
GMU 346
((10))
15
Goose Prairie
EF
Any
Sept. ((22-26)) 25 - Oct. 2
Any bull
GMUs 352, 356
3
Bethel
EF
Any
Sept. ((22-26)) 25 - Oct. 2
Any bull
GMU 360
3
Rimrock
EF
Any
Sept. ((22-26)) 25 - Oct. 2
Any bull
GMU 364
3
Cowiche
EF
Any
Sept. ((22-26)) 25 - Oct. 2
Any bull
GMU 368
3
Nooksack
WF
Any
Oct. ((11 - Nov. 16)) 10 - Nov. 15
Any bull
GMU 418 and Elk Area 4941
5
Green River
WF
Any
((Oct. 25-31)) TBD
Any bull
GMU 485
((6))
TBD
Wahkiakum
WF
Any
Sept. ((16-30)) 28 - Oct. 2
Any bull
GMUs 506, 530
1
((Packwood
WF
Any
Sept. 16-30
Any bull
GMU 516
1))
South Rainier
WF
Any
Sept. 28 - Oct. 2
Any bull
GMUs 510, 513
1
Packwood
WF
Any
Sept. 28 - Oct. 2
Any bull
GMU 516
1
Winston
WF
Any
Sept. 28 - Oct. 2
Any bull
GMU 520
1
Coweeman
WF
Any
Sept. 28 - Oct. 2
Any bull
GMU 550
1
Toutle
WF
Any
Sept. ((22-26)) 28 - Oct. 2 and Nov. ((1-12)) 7-18
Any bull
GMU 556
4
Toutle
WF
Any
Nov. ((1-12)) 7-18
Any bull
GMU 556
((73))
66
Lewis River
WF
Any
Sept. ((16-30)) 28 - Oct. 2
Any bull
GMU 560
2
Siouxon
WF
Any
Sept. ((16-30)) 28 - Oct. 2
Any bull
GMU 572
2
Carlton
WF
Any
Sept. ((16-30)) 28 - Oct. 2
Any bull
Elk Area 5057
5
West Goat Rocks
WF
Any
Sept. ((16-30)) 28 - Oct. 2
Any bull
Elk Area 5058
5
Mt. Adams
WF
Any
Sept. ((16-30)) 28 - Oct. 2
Any bull
Elk Area 5059
5
Mudflow
WF
Any
Nov. ((1-7)) 7-18
Any bull
Elk Area 5099
5
Peninsula
WF
Any
Sept. ((22-26)) 27 - Oct. 2
3 pt. min.
GMUs 602, 607, 612
1
Clearwater
WF
Any
((Oct. 6-10)) Sept. 27 - Oct. 2
3 pt. min.
GMU 615
2
Matheny
WF
Any
Sept. 27 - Oct. ((1-10)) 2
3 pt. min.
GMU 618
3
Quinault
WF
Any
Sept. ((22-26)) 27 - Oct. 2
3 pt. min.
GMU 638
5
Wynoochee
WF
Any
Sept. 27 - Oct. ((6-10)) 2
3 pt. min.
GMU 648
1
((Satsop
WF
Any
Oct. 6-10
3 pt. min.
GMU 651
1))
White River
WF
Any
Sept. ((22-26)) 27 - Oct. 2
Any bull
GMU 653
((1))
2
Prescott
EA
Any
Sept. ((1-19)) 5-24
Any bull
GMU 149
1
Blue Creek
EA
Any
Sept. ((1-19)) 5-24
Any bull
GMU 154
2
Dayton
EA
Any
Sept. ((1-19)) 5-24
Any bull
GMU 162
7
Ten Ten
EA
Any
Sept. ((1-19)) 5-24
Any bull
Elk Area 1010, GMU 163
3
Tucannon
EA
Any
Sept. ((1-19)) 5-24
Any bull
GMU 166
8
Wenaha West
EA
Any
Sept. ((1-19)) 5-24
Any bull
Elk Area 1008
3
Wenaha East
EA
Any
Sept. ((1-19)) 5-24
Any bull
Elk Area 1009
5
Mountain View
EA
Any
Sept. ((1-19)) 5-24
Any bull
GMU 172, EXCEPT Elk Area 1040
12
Ten Forty
EA
Any
Sept. ((13-26)) 12-25
Any bull
Elk Area 1040
1
Lick Creek
EA
Any
Sept. ((1-19)) 5-24
Any bull
GMU 175
16
Peola
EA
Any
Sept. ((1-19)) 5-24
Any bull
GMU 178
3
Couse
EA
Any
Sept. ((1-19)) 5-24
Any bull
GMU 181
2
Colockum
EA
Any
Sept. ((2-14)) 12-24
Any bull
GMUs 328, 329, 335
5
Peaches Ridge
EA
Any
Sept. ((2-14)) 12-24
Any bull
GMUs 336, 346
134
Observatory
EA
Any
Sept. ((2-14)) 12-24
Any bull
GMUs 340, 342
131
Goose Prairie
EA
Any
Sept. ((2-14)) 12-24
Any bull
GMUs 352, 356
69
Bethel
EA
Any
Sept. ((2-14)) 12-24
Any bull
GMU 360
37
Rimrock
EA
Any
Sept. ((2-14)) 12-24
Any bull
GMU 364
96
Cowiche
EA
Any
Sept. ((2-14)) 12-24
Any bull
GMU 368
32
Nooksack
WA
Any
((Sept. 1- 21)) Aug. 31 - Sept. 20 and Dec. 1-31
Any bull
GMU 418 and Elk Area 4941
3
Toutle
WA
Any
Sept. ((6-21)) 12-24 and Dec. 1-15
Any bull
GMU 556
((49))
44
Mudflow
WA
Any
Sept. ((2-8)) 12-18
Any bull
Elk Area 5099
5
White River
WA
Any
Sept. ((3-15)) 12-24
Any bull
GMU 653
((13))
28
Prescott
EM
Any
Oct. ((1-10)) 3-11
Any bull
GMU 149
1
Blue Creek
EM
Any
Oct. ((1-10)) 3-11
Any bull
GMU 154
1
Dayton
EM
Any
Oct. ((1-10)) 3-11
Any bull
GMU 162
3
Ten Ten
EM
Any
Oct. ((1-10)) 3-11
Any bull
Elk Area 1010, GMU 163
2
Tucannon
EM
Any
Oct. ((1-10)) 3-11
Any bull
GMU 166
2
Wenaha West
EM
Any
Oct. ((1-10)) 3-11
Any bull
Elk Area 1008
2
Wenaha East
EM
Any
Oct. ((1-10)) 3-11
Any bull
Elk Area 1009
2
Mountain View
EM
Any
Oct. ((1-10)) 3-11
Any bull
GMU 172, EXCEPT Elk Area 1040
4
Ten Forty
EM
Any
Sept. 30 - Oct. ((1-10)) 9
Any bull
Elk Area 1040
1
Lick Creek
EM
Any
Oct. ((1-10)) 3-11
Any bull
GMU 175
1
Peola
EM
Any
Oct. ((1-10)) 3-11
Any bull
GMU 178
1
Couse
EM
Any
Oct. ((1-10)) 3-11
Any bull
GMU 181
1
Mission
EM
Any
Sept. 30 - Oct. 9
Any bull
GMU 251
1
Colockum
EM
Any
Oct. ((1-10)) 3-11
Any bull
GMUs 328, 329, 335
2
Peaches Ridge
EM
Any
Oct. ((1-10)) 3-11
Any bull
GMUs 336, 346
27
Observatory
EM
Any
Oct. ((1-10)) 3-11
Any bull
GMUs 340, 342
22
Goose Prairie
EM
Any
Oct. ((1-10)) 3-11
Any bull
GMUs 352, 356
13
Bethel
EM
Any
Oct. ((1-10)) 3-11
Any bull
GMU 360
14
Rimrock
EM
Any
Oct. ((1-10)) 3-11
Any bull
GMU 364
12
Cowiche
EM
Any
Oct. ((1-10)) 3-11
Any bull
GMU 368
9
Nooksack
WM
Any
Sept. ((24)) 23 - Oct. ((5)) 4 and Nov. ((22-30)) 21-29
Any bull
GMU 418
3
Toutle
WM
Any
Oct. ((4-10)) 3-9
Any bull
GMU 556
((15))
13
Mudflow
WM
Any
Oct. ((4-10)) 3-9
Any bull
Elk Area 5099
5
Bulls
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hunt Name
Weapon/Tag
Hunters
Hunt Dates
Special Restrictions
Boundary
Permits
Prescott
EF, EM
Any
Nov. ((3-16)) 9-18
Any bull
GMU 149
2
Prescott
EF, EM
Any
Nov. ((17-30)) 19-30
Any bull
GMU 149
2
Prescott
EF
Any
Dec. 1-15
Any bull
GMU 149
2
Prescott
EF
Any
Dec. 16-31
Any bull
GMU 149
2
Ten Forty
EF
Any
Oct. ((25)) 31 - Nov. ((2)) 8
Spike bull only
Elk Area 1040
2
Grande Ronde
EF
Any
Oct. ((20)) 26 - Nov. ((2)) 8
Any bull
GMU 186
1
Mission
EF
Any
Oct. 20 - Nov. 2
Any bull
GMU 251
1
Teanaway
EF
Any
Dec. 17-31
Any bull
GMU 335
11
Peaches Ridge
EF
Any
Oct. ((20)) 26 - Nov. ((2)) 8
Any bull
GMUs 336, 346
125
Observatory
EF
Any
Oct. ((20)) 26 - Nov. ((2)) 8
Any bull
GMUs 340, 342
72
Goose Prairie
EF
Any
Oct. ((20)) 26 - Nov. ((2)) 8
Any bull
GMUs 352, 356
73
Bethel
EF
Any
Oct. ((20)) 26 - Nov. ((2)) 8
Any bull
GMU 360
59
Rimrock
EF
Any
Oct. ((20)) 26 - Nov. ((2)) 8
Any bull
GMU 364
130
Cowiche
EF
Any
Oct. ((20)) 26 - Nov. ((2)) 8
Any bull
GMU 368
24
Alkali
EF
Any
Oct. ((11-31)) 12-31
Any bull
GMU 371
15
Nooksack
WF
Any
Oct. ((11)) 10 - Nov. ((18)) 17
Spike bull only
GMU 418 and Elk Area 4941
6
((Margaret
WF
Any
Sept. 22-30 and Nov. 1-12
Any bull
GMU 524
4
Margaret
WF
Any
Nov. 1-12
Any bull
GMU 524
72))
Upper Smith Creek
WF
Any
Oct. ((18-24)) 17-23
Any bull
Elk Area 5064
2
Mount Whittier
WF
Any
Oct. ((11-17)) 17-23
Any bull
Elk Area 5065
1
Norway Pass
WF
Any
Oct. 17-23
Any bull
Elk Area 5066
3
Olympic
WF
Any
Nov. ((1-10)) 7-18
3 pt. min.
GMU 621, EXCEPT for Elk Area 6071
16
Skokomish
WF
Any
Nov. ((1-10)) 7-18
3 pt. min.
GMU 636
3
White River
WF
Any
Nov. ((1-10)) 7-18
Any bull
GMU 653
((21))
45
Ten Forty
EA
Any
Sept. ((4-14)) 5-13
Spike bull only
Elk Area 1040
2
Grande Ronde
EA
Any
Sept. ((1-19)) 5-24
Any bull
GMU 186
1
Teanaway
EA
Any
Nov. ((21)) 25 - Dec. 8
Any bull
GMU 335
10
Alkali
EA
Any
Sept. ((1-20)) 1-24
Any bull
GMU 371
10
Nooksack
WA
Any
((Sept. 1-21)) Aug. 31 - Sept. 20 and Dec. 1-31
Spike bull only
GMU 418 and Elk Area 4941
3
((Margaret
WA
Any
Sept. 6-21 and Dec. 1-15
Any bull
GMU 524
46))
Upper Smith Creek
WA
WA
Oct. ((4-10)) 1-7
Any bull
Elk Area 5064
2
Mount Whittier
WA
Any
Oct. 1-7
Any bull
Elk Area 5065
1
Norway Pass
WA
Any
Oct. 1-7
Any bull
Elk Area 5066
3
Lewis River
WA
Any
Nov. ((26)) 25 - Dec. 8
3 pt. min.
GMU 560
5
Siouxon
WA
Any
Nov. ((26)) 25 - Dec. 8
3 pt. min.
GMU 572
5
Olympic
WA
Any
Sept. ((3-15)) 12-24
3 pt. min.
GMU 621, EXCEPT Elk Area 6071
9
Skokomish
WA
Any
Sept. ((3-15)) 12-24
3 pt. min.
GMU 636
2
Ten Forty
EM
Any
Sept. 30 - Oct. ((1-10)) 9
Spike bull only
Elk Area 1040
1
Grande Ronde
EM
Any
Oct. ((1-10)) 3-11
Any bull
GMU 186
1
Teanaway
EM
Any
Dec. 9-16
Any bull
GMU 335
13
Alkali
EM
Any
Sept. ((21)) 25 - Oct. ((10)) 11
Any bull
GMU 371
15
Nooksack
WM
Any
Sept. ((24)) 23 - Oct. ((5)) 4 and Nov. ((22-30)) 21-29
Spike bull only
GMU 418 and Elk Area 4941
3
((Margaret
WM
Any
Oct. 4-10
Any bull
GMU 524
28))
Upper Smith Creek
WM
Any
Oct. ((11-17)) 9-15
Any bull
Elk Area 5064
2
Mount Whittier
WM
Any
Oct. ((4-10)) 9-15
Any bull
Elk Area 5065
1
Norway Pass
WM
Any
Oct. 9-15
Any bull
Elk Area 5066
3
Yale
WM
Any
Nov. ((26)) 25 - Dec. 15
3 pt. min.
GMU 554
15
Olympic
WM
Any
Oct. ((4-10)) 3-9
3 pt. min.
GMU 621, EXCEPT for Elk Area 6071
4
Skokomish
WM
Any
Oct. ((4-10)) 3-9
3 pt. min.
GMU 636
2
White River
WM
Any
Oct. ((4-10)) 3-9
Any bull
GMU 653
((6))
13
Antlerless Elk
 
 
 
 
 
Hunt Name
Weapon/Tag
Hunters
Hunt Dates
Special Restrictions
Boundary
Permits
North Half
EF
Any
Oct. ((20)) 31 - Nov. ((2)) 8
Antlerless
GMUs 101, 105, 204
10
Stevens
EF
Any
Oct. ((20)) 31 - Nov. ((2)) 8
Antlerless
GMUs 108, 121
10
Aladdin
EF
Any
Oct. ((20)) 31 - Nov. ((2)) 8
Antlerless
GMU 111
((15))
10
Selkirk
EF
Any
Oct. ((20)) 31 - Nov. ((2)) 8
Antlerless
GMU 113
((20))
10
49 Degrees North
EF
Any
Oct. ((20)) 31 - Nov. ((2)) 8 and Dec. 16-31
Antlerless
GMU 117
((20))
10
((Turnbull
EF
Any
Oct. 21-26
Antlerless
Elk Area 1015
6))
Turnbull
EF
Any
Oct. ((28)) 27 - Nov. ((2)) 1
Antlerless
Elk Area 1015
6
Turnbull
EF
Any
Nov. ((4-9)) 3-8
Antlerless
Elk Area 1015
6
Mayview-Peola
EF
Any
Oct. ((11-19)) 17-25
Antlerless
GMUs 145, 178
10
Mayview-Peola
EF
Any
Oct. ((25)) 31 - Nov. ((2)) 8
Antlerless
GMUs 145, 178
((40))
35
Prescott
EF
Any
Oct. 31 - Nov. 8
Antlerless
GMU 149
20
Blue Creek
EF
Any
Oct. ((11-19)) 17-25
Antlerless
GMU 154
10
((Prescott
EF
Any
Oct. 25 - Nov. 2
Antlerless
GMU 149
20))
Blue Creek
EF
Any
Oct. ((25)) 31 - Nov. ((2)) 8
Antlerless
GMU 154
10
Marengo-Dayton
EF
Any
Oct. ((25)) 31 - Nov. ((2)) 8
Antlerless
GMU 163 and Elk Area 1010
((75)) 100
Mountain View
EF
Any
Oct. ((25)) 31 - Nov. ((2)) 8
Antlerless
Elk Area 1013
((25))
40
Dayton
EF
Any
Oct. ((25)) 31 - Nov. ((2)) 8
Antlerless
Elk Area 1016
25
Lick Creek
EF
Any
Oct. ((25)) 31 - Nov. ((2)) 8
Antlerless
GMU 175
15
Couse
EF
Any
Aug. ((23 - Sept. 1)) 22-30
Antlerless
GMU 181
30
Couse
EF
Any
Oct. 1-10
Antlerless
GMU 181
((30))
35
Malaga
EF
Any
Sept. 11-21
Antlerless
Elk Area 2032
10
Malaga
EF
Any
Nov. 4 - Dec. 31
Antlerless
Elk Area 2032
30
Colockum
EF
Any
((Oct. 29 -)) Nov. ((2)) 4-8
Antlerless
GMUs 328, 329
((425))
400
West Bar
EF
Any
Oct. ((25-29)) 31 - Nov. 3
Antlerless
GMU 330
5
West Bar
EF
Any
((Oct. 30 -)) Nov. ((2)) 4-8
Antlerless
GMU 330
5
Teanaway
EF
Any
((Dec. 17-31)) Aug. 1 - Sept. 11
Antlerless
GMU 335
30
Taneum
EF
Any
((Oct. 29 -)) Nov. ((2)) 4-8
Antlerless
GMU 336
((400))
340
Manastash
EF
Any
((Oct. 29 -)) Nov. ((2)) 4-8
Antlerless
GMU 340
((400))
340
Umtanum
EF
Any
((Oct. 29 -)) Nov. ((2)) 4-8
Antlerless
GMU 342
((350))
300
Little Naches
EF
Any
((Oct. 29 -)) Nov. ((2)) 4-8
Antlerless
GMU 346
((500))
425
Nile
EF
Any
((Oct. 29 -)) Nov. ((2)) 4-8
Antlerless
GMU 352
40
Bumping
EF
Any
((Oct. 29 -)) Nov. ((2)) 4-8
Antlerless
GMU 356
60
Bethel
EF
Any
((Oct. 29 -)) Nov. ((2)) 4-8
Antlerless
GMU 360
25
Rimrock
EF
Any
((Oct. 29 -)) Nov. ((2)) 4-8
Antlerless
GMU 364
((250))
210
Cowiche
EF
Any
((Oct. 29 -)) Nov. ((2)) 4-8
Antlerless
GMU 368
((250))
210
Alkali
EF
Any
Oct. ((11-31)) 12-31
Antlerless
GMU 371
20
North Bend
WF
Any
Nov. 1-12
Antlerless
Elk Area 4601
5
Mossyrock
WF
Any
Nov. ((1-12)) 7-18
Antlerless
GMU 505
50
Willapa Hills
WF
Any
Nov. ((1-12)) 7-18
Antlerless
GMU 506
((35))
25
Winston
WF
Any
Nov. ((1-12)) 7-18
Antlerless
GMU 520
40
Margaret
WF
Any
Nov. ((18-26)) 7-18
Antlerless
GMU 524
((70))
40
Ryderwood
WF
Any
Nov. ((1-12)) 7-18
Antlerless
GMU 530
((50))
35
Coweeman
WF
Any
Nov. ((1-12)) 7-18
Antlerless
GMU 550
((120))
75
Toutle
WF
Any
Nov. ((18-26)) 23-30
Antlerless
GMU 556
((120))
35
Lewis River
WF
Any
Nov. ((1-12)) 7-18
Antlerless
GMU 560
((75))
60
Washougal
WF
Any
Nov. ((1-12)) 7-18
Antlerless
GMU 568
((50))
35
Siouxon
WF
Any
Nov. ((1-12)) 7-18
Antlerless
GMU 572
20
Wind River