WSR 22-04-103
PROPOSED RULES
DEPARTMENT OF
FISH AND WILDLIFE
[Filed February 1, 2022, 12:43 p.m.]
Original Notice.
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 21-24-092 on November 30, 2021.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 220-412-100 Landowner hunting permits, 220-415-020 2021-2023 Deer general seasons and definitions, 220-415-030 2021 Deer special permits, 220-415-040 Elk area descriptions, 220-415-050 2021-2023 Elk general seasons and definitions, 220-415-060 2021 Elk special permits, 220-415-070 2021 Moose seasons, permit quotas, and areas, 220-415-120 2021 Bighorn sheep seasons, permit quotas, and areas, 220-415-130 2021 Mountain goat seasons, permit quotas, and areas, and 220-416-060 2021-2022 Migratory gamebird seasons and regulations.
Hearing Location(s): On March 18, 2022, at 8:00 a.m., webinar. This meeting will take place by webinar. The public may participate in the meeting. Registration is required to testify at the public hearing. Registration deadlines and registration forms are available at http://wdfw.wa.gov/about/commission/meetings or contact the commission office at 360-902-2267.
Date of Intended Adoption: April 8, 2022.
Submit Written Comments to: Wildlife Program, P.O. Box 43200, Olympia, WA 98504, email 2022HuntingSeason102@PublicInput.com, voicemail public comment 855-925-2801 project code 2331, https://publicinput.com/2022HuntingSeason102, by March 19, 2022.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Title VI/ADA compliance coordinator, phone 360-902-2349, TTY 711, email Title6@dfw.wa.gov, https://wdfw.wa.gov/accessibility/requests-accommodation, by March 19, 2022.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: WAC 220-412-100 Landowner hunting permits. The purpose of this proposal is to recommend for adoption slight changes to permit allocations and season dates for properties enrolled in the landowner hunting permit program. In addition, staff proposes wording changes to the WAC that addresses identified discrepancies between the WAC language and Commission Policy C-6002. Proposed changes will align and reestablish the language in the commission policy if adopted.
WAC 220-415-020 2021-2023 Deer general seasons and definitions. The department sets deer general seasons in accordance with the department's mandate to provide recreational hunting opportunity and preserve, protect, perpetuate, and manage wildlife populations, RCW 77.04.012. Proposals for major changes to general seasons are considered at a three-year cycle (most recently completed in 2021). Minor proposed changes are considered on an annual basis or due to emerging needs. Proposed changes for 2022 include:
1. A change to black-tailed deer early archery 2022 general season dates is proposed to fix an error in the 2021-2023 season setting process that inadvertently lengthened the early archery season and created overlap with elk muzzleloader special permits in the same hunt areas. The change avoids season overlap and potential conflict among different weapon-type hunters in the same hunt area, minimal other effects are anticipated.
2. A change in the list of game management units (GMU) for western Washington black-tailed deer early muzzleloader season is proposed to fix a minor error (GMUs listed out of order). This change clarifies open GMUs and no effects are anticipated.
3. A change in the 2022 and 2023 late archery mule deer general season for GMUs 209, 215, 233, 243, 250 is proposed to fix an error in the 2021-2023 three-year season setting process which had inadvertently shortened the season without public input. This change is anticipated to restore season length and hunting opportunity to previous levels.
WAC 220-415-030 2022 Deer special permits. The primary purpose of this proposal is to retain deer special permit opportunity in 2022 in accordance with the department's mandate to provide recreational hunting opportunity and preserve, protect, perpetuate, and manage wildlife populations, RCW 77.04.012. Changes to deer special permit availability (i.e., permit dates, permit levels) are proposed to balance hunting opportunity among user groups with deer population status (i.e., increased hunting opportunities when populations allow, reduced opportunities when declining numbers warrant reduction), and to retain consistency in season timing (e.g., open/close day of week). Notable proposed changes include:
1. Reductions in permits in the antlerless, youth, 2nd deer, and hunter with disability categories are proposed to assist population recovery of white-tailed deer and mule deer. These changes are proposed in response to hemorrhagic disease outbreaks in eastern Washington during late summer of 2021, which reduced local population abundance. Reductions in Region 2 are also warranted due to concern over poor population productivity. Anticipated effects are a reduction in white-tailed deer and mule deer special permit hunting opportunity, in units/hunts where outbreaks occurred, to facilitate population rebound.
2. Reductions in permits in the quality and buck categories are proposed to balance hunter opportunity with population status (i.e., the number of bucks on the landscape) for white-tailed deer and mule deer. These changes are proposed in response to hemorrhagic disease outbreaks in eastern Washington during late summer of 2021, which reduced local population abundance. Anticipated effects are a reduction in white-tailed deer and mule deer special permit hunting opportunity in units/hunts where outbreaks occurred.
3. Moving Skokomish Quality deer permit opportunity to the Buck category; reductions in permit numbers in Buck, Antlerless, Senior, and Hunter with Disability categories in GMU 636 in response to harvest trends that indicate population decline in the unit. Anticipated effects are a reduced permit draw opportunity in GMU 636.
4. Reductions in Antlerless deer permits in North River (GMU 658), Minot Peak (GMU 660), Capitol Peak (GMU 663), and Williams Creek (GMU 673) and reductions in Youth, 65+ Senior, and Hunters with Disabilities permit levels for North River (GMU 658) and Capitol Peak (GMU 663) in response to harvest trends (i.e., total harvest, success, ratio of bucks to antlerless animals harvested) that indicate potential population decline, motivating conservative target harvest levels.
WAC 220-415-040 Elk area descriptions. 1. An elk area (3911) boundary change is proposed to exclude an area of non-agricultural land. Under the current boundary, elk in the unincorporated WDFW property are frequently pressured onto neighboring private property by hunting activity, occasionally creating conflict with landowners. Neighboring landowners have requested the change as they believe elk are being pressured onto private crop fields. A new boundary fence may be constructed in the near future in cooperation with the irrigation district. Anticipated effects are the reduction in neighboring private landowner conflict with elk, other effects are anticipated to be minimal.
2. An elk area (1054) is proposed in GMU 154. The department anticipates a better ability to mitigate elk damage in GMU 154 by concentrating hunting activity where damage is most prevalent, while preventing additional harvest of antlerless elk in other areas of GMU 154 where population growth is a priority.
WAC 220-415-050 2021-2023 Elk general seasons and definitions. The department sets elk general seasons in accordance with the department's mandate to provide recreational hunting opportunity and preserve, protect, perpetuate, and manage wildlife populations, RCW 77.04.012. Proposals for major changes to general seasons are considered at a three-year cycle (most recently completed in 2021). Minor proposed changes are considered on an annual basis or due to emerging needs. Proposed changes for 2022 include:
1. A change to the eastern Washington archery and muzzleloader general season open GMUs is proposed to exclude deer area 5382. This change is anticipated to eliminate overlap between elk general season hunters and deer special permit holders in deer area 5382, thereby maintaining hunt quality for deer special permit holders and minimizing potential conflict between elk general season hunters and deer special permit hunters. A minor reduction in open hunt area for general season elk hunters is anticipated (i.e., deer area 5382).
WAC 220-415-060 2022 Elk special permits. The primary purpose of this proposal is to retain elk special permit opportunity in 2022 in accordance with the department's mandate to provide recreational hunting opportunity and preserve, protect, perpetuate, and manage wildlife populations, RCW 77.04.012. Specific changes to elk special permit availability (i.e., permit dates, permit levels) are proposed to balance hunting opportunity among user groups against elk population status (i.e., increased hunting opportunities when populations allow, reduced opportunities when declining numbers warrant reduction), to retain consistency in season timing (e.g., open/close day of week), or to avoid overlap among big game special permits and general seasons (e.g., overlap of seasons with different legal weapon types). Notable proposed changes include:
1. Reduction in permit levels for Quality Elk permits in some of the Blue Mountains elk herd area (Blue Creek, Tucannon, Wenaha East, Mountain View, Peola) in response to reduced elk abundance in this population. Anticipated effects are a reduction in draw opportunity for the above hunts.
2. Elimination of the Mt. Adams 'quality' elk special permit hunt is proposed. This permit opportunity has declined in quality (i.e., hunter success, satisfaction) and has caused conflict among hunters of different weapon types due to overlapping deer general seasons. Anticipated effects are a reduction in quality draw opportunity (five permits).
3. Elimination of the Carlton and West Goat Rocks special permit hunts is proposed. This permit opportunity has declined in quality (i.e., hunter success, satisfaction) and is sensitive to land closures (e.g., because of wildfire) because of the restricted hunt areas. The department is proposing to offset the loss of Quality Elk opportunity in this area by increasing permit opportunity in the South Rainier and Packwood hunts, which offer more flexibility to an individual hunter in hunt area. Anticipated effects are a decreased Quality Bull permit opportunity (reduction in 10 permits), albeit offset by an increase in permit opportunity within the same area (i.e., South Rainier and Packwood hunts).
4. Increased permit levels for Skokomish Bull elk permits. Anticipated effects are an increase in Bull Elk permit opportunity.
5. Reduction of permit levels for Antlerless elk permits in the Mount St. Helens elk herd area (Winston, Coweeman, Lewis River, Washougal, Siouxon, Wind River, West Klickitat) in response to population declines. Anticipated effects are a reduction in Antlerless elk permit opportunity.
6. Elimination of the Forks 65+ Senior Antlerless elk special permit is proposed. The hunt is designed to address conflict elk, but the number of hunters has created crowding and associated landowner complaints. Anticipated effects are a reduction (by 10 permits) of 65+ Senior Antlerless elk special permit draw opportunity.
7. New "incentive" special permits are proposed that are associated with the department's pilot program to incentivize the harvest of elk that display signs of treponeme-associated hoof disease. Anticipated effects are an additional permit opportunity (19 permits) for hunters that participated in the department's elk hoof disease incentive program (https://wdfw.wa.gov/species-habitats/diseases/elk-hoof/incentive-permits).
WAC 220-415-070 2022 Moose seasons, permit quotas, and areas. 1. A change is proposed to exclude Parker Lake from hunt area 49 degrees North. The excluded area is undergoing a large-scale timber harvest that will negatively impact hunt quality. The excluded area will likely be restored in the future. No substantial impact to harvest opportunity is anticipated.
2. A change to the hunt area of the Hangman and Cheney B hunts that expands the hunt area to include GMU 139 is proposed. Anticipated effects are expanded hunting opportunity while assisting the department in addressing moose that occasionally cause conflict.
WAC 220-415-120 2022 Bighorn sheep seasons, permit quotas, and areas. 1. Changes to bighorn sheep permit availability (i.e., permit levels) are proposed to balance hunting opportunity with population status. Elimination of Selah Butte and Umtanum (Yakima bighorn herd) adult ewe, juvenile ram, and youth permits are proposed due to a recent outbreak of bighorn sheep pneumonia. Anticipated effects are a reduction in special permit hunting opportunity for bighorn sheep in the two hunt areas.
2. An adjustment of hunt dates is proposed that increase or maintain the number of open days for some hunts. The anticipated effect of this proposal is a maintenance or increase in hunt opportunity as measured by hunting days.
3. Modification of the hunt area for the Mountain View – Black Butte hunt is proposed to increase the hunt area to include GMUs 186 and portions of GMU 181. Anticipated effects are expanded hunting area for this permit, otherwise no effects are anticipated.
WAC 220-415-130 2022 Mountain goat seasons, permit quotas, and areas. 1. A one-permit reduction in mountain goat permit availability of the Goat Rocks East hunt is proposed to balance hunting opportunity with population status. The anticipated effect of this proposal is a minor reduction in mountain goat special permit opportunity.
2. Suspension of "conflict reduction special permits" are proposed. These permits are in association with a depopulation effort on the Olympic Peninsula. In summer 2022, aerial removal efforts will continue in the current hunt areas. As a result, few, if any, mountain goats are anticipated to remain in the hunt area and hunting opportunity will be poor quality. This change is anticipated to avoid poor hunt quality, at the expense of reduced mountain goat draw opportunity. Future permit opportunity may be reinstated after the aerial removal has concluded if mountain goats remain in accessible locations in the hunt area.
WAC 220-416-060 2021-2022 Migratory gamebird seasons and regulations. Migratory gamebird seasons and regulations are developed based on cooperative management programs among states of the Pacific Flyway and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), considering population status and other biological parameters. The rule establishes migratory gamebird seasons and regulations to provide recreational opportunity, control waterfowl damage, and conserve the migratory gamebird resources of Washington. The proposed changes, if adopted, will:
1. Adjust season dates relative to 2022-2023 calendar dates;
2. Maintain the "liberal regulatory alternative" as prescribed by the Western Mallard Adaptive Harvest Management Protocol for season length and bag-limit for ducks (107 days, up to seven duck bag-limit, including no more than two female mallards);
3. Maintain one-pintail per day bag-limit and associated possession limit per the USFWS Northern Pintail Harvest Strategy;
4. Maintain two-scaup per day bag-limit and associated possession limits, while maintaining an 86-day season length per the optimal regulatory alternative described in adaptive harvest management (AHM) protocol;
5. Evaluate sea duck harvest estimates in relation to the most recent PSAMP aerial survey results for consistency with the Washington department of fish and wildlife (WDFW) sea duck management strategies of less than five percent of the winter index;
6. Decrease the Canada goose (including cackling geese) daily bag-limit in Goose Management Area 2-Coast and Goose Management Area 2-Inland to three Canada geese per day bag-limit and associated possession limits during the regular season;
7. The brant season in Skagit County will start closed as the most recent three-year winter index has fallen below 3,000 brant;
8. Adjusts the nine-day band-tailed pigeon season dates to start and end on a weekend; and
9. Clarifies that mandatory harvest reporting information must be recorded within the designated spaces provided on the harvest record card.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: WAC 220-412-100 Landowner hunting permits. The proposal, if adopted, would adjust the landowner hunting permit WAC to reflect the new proposed permit allocations and season dates for the enrolled properties in the landowner hunting permit program. Date changes and permit allocations are proposed to allow opportunities where populations can handle increased recreational hunting. In addition, proposed adjustments to wording would align language between WAC and Commission Policy C-6002. In reviewing WAC and Policy language, staff realized that there were some discrepancies that could prompt confusion. The landowner hunting permit program is currently outlined in Commission Policy C-6002. Portions of the language in the current version of the WAC deviates from the language within the commission policy and may create confusion among the public and enrolled landowners. Aligning and reestablishing the language to be consistent with the commission policy should provide the necessary clarity and minimize the potential for confusion among the public and enrolled landowners.
WAC 220-415-020 2021-2023 Deer general seasons and definitions. This proposal, if adopted, would provide clarity in WAC to further the department's mandate to provide sustainable recreational hunting opportunities. Date changes are proposed to avoid overlap of hunters of different species/weapon types, avoiding potential hunter dissatisfaction and conflict; or to restore season length to previous levels (i.e., levels set during the preceding three-year cycle). Proposed changes to the GMU list for western Washington black-tailed deer early muzzleloader season is proposed to clarify open units, but no change in open units are proposed.
WAC 220-415-030 2021 Deer special permits. This proposal, if adopted, would provide special permit deer hunting opportunities at levels that avoid overharvest to maintain sustainable general deer hunting season opportunities in 2022 and in the future. The proposal would help address deer agricultural damage problems and provide for deer population control when needed. Reductions in permit levels in Region 1 and Region 2 in the antlerless, youth, 2nd deer, and hunter with disability categories are proposed to assist population recovery of white-tailed deer and mule deer. These changes are proposed in response to hemorrhagic disease outbreaks in eastern Washington during late summer of 2021, which reduced local population abundance. Reductions in Region 2 are also warranted due to concern over poor population productivity. Reductions in Regions 1 and Region 2 Quality or Buck category permit levels are in response to the hemorrhagic disease outbreaks that occurred in late summer 2021, which reduced deer abundance. Reductions are warranted to assist population recovery and to maintain hunt quality (e.g., success, satisfaction). Reductions in permit levels in GMUs 636, 658, 660, 663, and 673 are in response to harvest trends that indicate potential population decline, warranting conservative harvest levels. Inversely, permit increases are in response to harvest statistics that indicate populations that can sustain increased harvest levels or in an effort to address wildlife-landowner conflict issues.
WAC 220-415-040 Elk area descriptions. The proposed boundary change to elk area 3911, if adopted, would allow for continued wildlife-conflict mitigation while addressing concerns from neighboring landowners. The proposed elk area 1054 would help address elk agricultural damage by concentrating harvest pressure where damage is most common, while avoiding harvest of Antlerless elk in areas where population growth is desired.
WAC 220-415-050 2021-2023 Elk general seasons and definitions. The proposed, if adopted, would eliminate overlap between elk general season hunters and deer special permit holders in deer area 5382, thereby maintaining hunt quality for deer special permit holders and minimizing potential conflict between elk general season hunters and deer special permit hunters.
WAC 220-415-060 2021 Elk special permits. This proposal, if adopted, would provide special permit elk hunting opportunities at levels that avoid overharvest to maintain sustainable general elk hunting season opportunities in 2021 and in the future. The proposal would help address elk agricultural damage problems and provide for elk population control when needed. Reductions in permit levels in the Blue Mountains elk herd area (Blue Creek, Tucannon, Wenaha East, Mountain View, Peola) in the Quality and Antlerless categories are in response to reduced population abundance (population estimate was ~35 percent below objective in 2021). The proposed elimination of the Mt. Adams, Carlton, and West Goat Rocks 'quality' elk special permit hunt is in response to a decline in hunt quality and negative hunter feedback regarding hunt satisfaction. Reduction of permit levels for Antlerless elk permits in the Mount St. Helens elk herd area (Winston, Coweeman, Lewis River, Washougal, Siouxon, Wind River, West Klickitat) are proposed because of a documented population decline in the last decade and conservative antlerless harvest is warranted until population surveys indicate increased abundance. The proposed elimination of the Forks 65+ Senior Antlerless elk special permit is in an effort to mitigate hunter crowding and associated landowner complaints. The new "incentive" special permits are associated with the department's pilot program to incentivize the harvest of elk that display signs of treponeme-associated hoof disease. This program is designed to reduce the prevalence of elk hoof disease in western Washington. The proposed 2022 incentive permits, if adopted, would be awarded via random draw to eligible hunters that participated in the program during the 2021 elk hunting seasons.
WAC 220-415-070 2021 Moose seasons, permit quotas, and areas. In accordance with the department's mandate to provide recreational hunting opportunity and preserve, protect, perpetuate, and manage wildlife populations, RCW 77.04.012, this proposal, if adopted, would provide special permit moose hunting opportunities at levels that avoid overharvest to maintain sustainable general moose hunting season opportunities in 2021 and in the future. Exclusion of Parker Lake from hunt area 49 degrees North is due to a large-scale timber harvest operation, which will disturb moose from that area and could result in poor hunt quality for this once-in-a-lifetime hunt. An expanded hunt area in Hangman and Cheney B permit hunts is warranted due to a growing moose population in GMU 139 and a need to help address occasional human-moose conflict.
WAC 220-415-120 2021 Bighorn sheep seasons, permit quotas, and areas. In accordance with the department's mandate to provide recreational hunting opportunity and preserve, protect, perpetuate, and manage wildlife populations, RCW 77.04.012, this proposal, if adopted, would provide special permit bighorn hunting opportunities at levels that avoid overharvest to maintain sustainable general bighorn hunting season opportunities in 2021 and in the future. The proposed elimination of Selah Butte and Umtanum (Yakima bighorn herd) adult ewe, juvenile ram, and youth permits are due to a recent outbreak of bighorn sheep pneumonia. These permits were created in 2019 and modified in 2020 to assist in population reduction as part of a new novel effort to eliminate Mycoplasma ovipneumoniae, the pathogen that causes pneumonia. Unfortunately, an outbreak of pneumonia occurred in 2021 and management efforts must be put on hold until the impact of the outbreak are understood.
WAC 220-415-130 2021 Mountain goat seasons, permit quotas, and areas. In accordance with the department's mandate to provide recreational hunting opportunity and preserve, protect, perpetuate, and manage wildlife populations, RCW 77.04.012, this proposal, if adopted, would provide special permit mountain goat hunting opportunities at levels that avoid overharvest to maintain sustainable general mountain goat hunting season opportunities in 2021 and in the future. A reduction of the Goat Rocks East mountain goat permit hunt is warranted due to concerns of population decline. The "conflict reduction special permits" were originally created to assist a mountain goat depopulation effort on the Olympic Peninsula. In summer 2022, aerial removal efforts will continue in the current hunt areas and few, if any, mountain goats are anticipated to remain in the hunt area, resulting in poor quality hunting opportunity. Future permit opportunity may be reinstated after the aerial removal has concluded if mountain goats remain in accessible locations in the hunt area.
WAC 220-416-060 2021-2022 Migratory gamebird seasons and regulations. Migratory gamebird season frameworks are established through ongoing interagency management programs involving USFWS and flyway organizations, including input from Canada, Russia, and Mexico. Federal frameworks include maximum bag limits, season lengths, season timing, and other regulations. Pacific Flyway season frameworks follow harvest strategies and management plans that have been developed cooperatively by USFWS and the Pacific Flyway Council. All states adopt waterfowl seasons within federal frameworks, and in many cases, they are more restrictive to address regional conservation needs. Management agencies utilize AHM to establish duck season frameworks. AHM relies on annual survey information and population models to prescribe optimal regulation packages each year. The population of ducks in the western part of North America is managed separately from the eastern flyways, as part of the models developed for western mallard AHM. Western mallard AHM uses results from breeding surveys and other information from western areas rather than from the Canadian prairies, recognizing differences in Pacific Flyway breeding areas. The season packages proposed for western mallard AHM are the same as developed under mid-continent mallard AHM (liberal, moderate, and restrictive), although different models are used to prescribe annual packages. No surveys of the breeding waterfowl were conducted due to COVID-19 and travel restrictions, however assessments of duck populations based on the most recent trends recommended status quo in season dates and bag-limit structure to those offered during the 2021-22 migratory gamebird seasons. Northern pintail status remained below population objective, maintaining a daily bag limit of one pintail per the USFWS Northern Pintail Harvest Strategy. Additionally, based on the most recent scaup status, the optimal regulatory alternative described in AHM protocol, requires a restrictive regulatory alternative, maintaining the daily bag limit to two scaup per day, but maintains the 86-day season length. Since June 2013, prescriptive guidelines inform sea duck harvest strategies with harvest rate targets of less than five percent or less of the winter index as measured by aerial surveys (PSAMP) conducted by WDFW. Updated information from this aerial survey will be available in late February for current assessment of harvest rates. The Pacific Flyway Council's management plan for cackling goose (Branta hutchinsii minima) directs impacted states to implement regulatory actions to regain the population objective, when the three-year average population index falls below 225,000 geese. The most recent three-year average for this population is 206,763 prompting Washington, Oregon and Alaska to recommend reduced bag limits in high-harvest regions of the Pacific Flyway to regain the objective. In Washington, Goose Management Area 2-Coast and Goose Management Area 2-Inland account for the highest harvest of cackling goose (B. h. minima). The mandatory harvest report cards provide improved estimates of total harvest for species and harvest effort in discrete or limited zones of Washington, where traditional methods are not capable of producing reliable or precise estimates of harvest. Harvest record cards are designed to improve how harvest reporting information is recorded and for the enforcement of the harvest restrictions in these specific cases. Specifying harvest in the designated spaces on the card clarifies intent and reduces potential confusion by users.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.055, 77.12.047, and 77.12.240.
Statute Being Implemented: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.055, 77.12.047, and 77.12.240
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Name of Proponent: WDFW, governmental.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting and Implementation: Eric Gardner, 1111 Washington Street S.E., Olympia, WA 98501, 360-902-2515; Enforcement: Steve Bear, 1111 Washington Street S.E., Olympia, WA 98501, 360-902-2373.
A school district fiscal impact statement is not required under RCW 28A.305.135.
A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. This proposal does not require a cost-benefit analysis under RCW 34.05.328.
This rule proposal, or portions of the proposal, is exempt from requirements of the Regulatory Fairness Act because the proposal:
Is exempt under RCW 19.85.025(3) as the rules only correct typographical errors, make address or name changes, or clarify language of a rule without changing its effect.
Is exempt under RCW 19.85.025(4).
Explanation of exemptions: Proposed rule does not affect small businesses.
February 1, 2022
Annie Szvetecz
Rule Coordinator
OTS-3579.1
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 21-14-022, filed 6/28/21, effective 7/29/21)
WAC 220-412-100Landowner hunting permits.
(1) A landowner may enter into a contract with the department and establish boundaries and other requirements for hunter access consistent with commission policy.
(2) It is unlawful to participate in a landowner hunting permit (LHP) hunt without a landowner LHP permit from the landowner or a public LHP permit from the department for the species covered under the landowner's contract and possess an unfilled tag for said species. A violation of this section is punishable under RCW 77.15.410.
(3) Acceptance Guidelines
(a) LHP contracts must provide one or both of the hunting opportunities listed below for the public via landowner permits and public permits:
• Hunting opportunity that otherwise would not exist.
• Hunting opportunity that helps resolve chronic crop damage problems that have been documented by WDFW.
(b) WDFW may deny LHP applications that do not provide substantial public access benefit beyond the allotted WDFW public permit opportunity.
• For the purposes of this program, "substantial public benefit" will be defined as access for the general public to the property outside of the designated LHP permit season, for any of the following activities: General season or special permit hunting access for deer, elk, bear, cougar, sheep, goat, moose, upland game birds, turkey, waterfowl, dove or other nonhunting activities such as wildlife viewing or fishing. At a minimum, the LHP property should attempt to allow access for at least two types of recreational opportunity outside of the designated LHP permit seasons for deer and elk. Each LHP agreement must demonstrate a substantial public benefit to the citizens of the state and the wildlife resources of the area. For further information regarding public benefit, please refer to the standard operating procedure.
(c) Lands in a single LHP must have a minimum huntable acreage of 1,000 acres.
• Lands that are contiguous can span GMU boundaries.
• Lands that are not contiguous have to reside within the same GMU.
(d) Only 2 LHP contracts will be active at the same time in each WDFW district (Appendix B). If an LHP crosses district boundaries, the LHP will be considered to be in the district containing the majority of the land and/or hunting opportunity.
(e) WDFW will prioritize LHP applications that score the highest using the scoring matrix (Criteria - Appendix D in the standard operating procedure). In addition to LHP hunts, "no-fee" general public access opportunity is strongly encouraged (e.g., general deer, elk, turkey, upland hunting, or other opportunities as stated in (b) of this subsection). Special accommodations for hunters with disabilities, youth, seniors, and designated master hunters are also strongly encouraged, as well as "no-fee" access for special permit holders (e.g., elk, bear, moose and bighorn sheep).
(f) To ensure predictability for landowners, hunters, and WDFW, all landowners who enter into an LHP contract in April are required to abide by the conditions of the LHP contract for the term of the contract. Any changes in property ownership, total acreage or management practices on the land(s) enrolled in the LHP will require an amendment to the contract. WDFW reserves the right to alter conditions to the contract if an amendment is required. It is the responsibility of the landowner to inform the proper WDFW regional staff of any changes. Not providing accurate information may result in the termination of the contract.
(g) Landowners may only be involved in one LHP statewide.
(4) Program Guidelines
(a) Policy C-6002 divides hunting on LHP cooperator lands into public and landowner permit opportunities. Public opportunity is defined as permits that are drawn through the WDFW permit drawing system or are drawn through a public raffle. Landowner opportunity is defined as those permits allocated to and distributed by the LHP cooperator(s).
(b) No LHP permits for elk will be issued in those GMUs where branch-antlered bull elk hunting is by quality or bull elk special permits only.
(c) No LHP permits for deer will be issued in those GMUs where antlered deer hunting is by quality or buck deer special permits only.
(d) Landowners may sell access associated with the landowner ((LHP))portion of the permits, but then ((may be required to))must waive the right to all claims for wildlife damage that may occur on their lands. Selling access may also affect landowner liability as described in RCW 4.24.200 and 4.24.210. It is the responsibility of the landowner to ensure they are protected against liability claims.
(e) WDFW will draw permits for public hunting opportunity through the licensing permit drawing system or through a public raffle. Public raffles must be conducted according to state laws and regulations including, but not limited to, WAC 220-412-050 and as outlined in the commission policy C-6002.
(f) Access to LHP property and associated hunting will be free of charge for individuals who draw a public LHP permit. Hunting opportunity (i.e., location, length of time, season of the hunt and hunting area) must be equivalent for public permit holders and landowner permit holders. Landowners not meeting this requirement will have their LHP contract voided. Landowners in an LHP may be required to provide evidence verifying equitability between both the public and landowner permits.
(g) Lands in an LHP contract will be identified on the WDFW website, along with other private and public hunting lands. The cooperator or WDFW may create additional detailed maps to better inform the public. Any additional maps or materials may also be posted on the WDFW website.
(h) LHP boundaries will be posted with WDFW approved signs in accordance with boundary posting requirements section of the standard operating procedure.
(i) LHP properties may not have fences that alter or prevent the natural movement of wildlife.
(j) All LHP permits are only valid within the identified LHP property boundaries. Any wildlife harvested outside the boundaries of the LHP using an LHP permit will be considered a "closed season" violation. LHP permits are not valid on private or public in-holdings that are not included in the LHP contract.
(k) Any cost to implement the program, other than costs typically covered by WDFW (e.g., WDFW staff time and LHP signage), will be the responsibility of the landowner.
(l) Damage prevention permits authorized under WAC 220-440-060 will be issued to LHP cooperators only if WDFW deems it necessary to control damage.
(m) All LHP contracts will be tied to the three-year season setting cycle.
(n) LHP permits will be allocated annually. WDFW regional staff will provide permit recommendations to the private lands section manager by November of each year.
(o) A cooperator who does not comply with their LHP contract may have their contract voided by the department. If their contract is voided, they will not be able to reapply until the next application cycle and forfeit any remaining permits to WDFW. If a contract is voided, the LHP property may be enrolled in another WDFW access program without having to wait until the next LHP application cycle.
(p) WDFW at its discretion may deny any LHP application for biological or social reasons.
(q) LHPs shall not be authorized in areas where other access opportunities may be jeopardized.
(r) Due to the limited availability of habitat funding, LHP properties will not be prioritized for any funding available to the private lands access program for the purposes of habitat enhancement, restoration or other habitat related activities. This does not include federal programs, where WDFW staff provide technical assistance.
Annual reports (Appendix C) will be required for all LHP properties. The annual report form will be mailed to the landowners with their LHP permits each year. Reports are due back to the private lands section manager no later than May 1st of the following year. Failing to mail/send completed annual reports may result in a delay in issuing permits the following hunting season. Chronic failure to submit reports will lead to voiding of the LHP contract.
(5)(a) Buckrun
(i) Buckrun is located in Grant County, near the town of Wilson Creek.
(ii) Hunting on Buckrun is managed for a quality experience by scheduling hunt dates and keeping the number of hunters in the field low. Hunters with limited flexibility for hunt dates may experience scheduling problems. Hunters can generally expect one-day hunts during the permit seasons with written authorization from the Buckrun manager. All hunters must check in and out with the landowner or their designee on hunt day. Hunts are scheduled on a first-come basis by calling 509-345-2577 in advance.
(b) Buckrun landowner hunting permits
(i) Buckrun's manager will distribute Buckrun's landowner hunting permits. Buckrun may charge an access fee for these permits, but not for winning raffle permits. Only hunters possessing a modern firearm deer tag are eligible for permits on Buckrun's properties. Contact the manager at 509-345-2577 for additional information.
(ii) Deer Seasons for the landowner portion of LHP permits:
Hunt Name
Quota
Access Season
Special Restrictions
Boundary Description
Buckrun
10
Sept. 1 - Dec. 31
Antlerless Mule Deer or any White-tailed Deer
Buckrun
Buckrun
30
Sept. 1 - Dec. 31
Any deer
Buckrun
Buckrun Raffle
10
Oct. 25 - Dec. 31
Any deer
Buckrun
(c) Buckrun public hunting permits
(i) Hunters must apply to the Washington department of fish and wildlife for Buckrun's special hunting permits. Only hunters possessing a modern firearm deer tag are eligible for these special permits. All hunters must check in and out with the landowner or their designee. Hunts must be scheduled in advance by calling 509-345-2577.
(ii) Deer Seasons for the public portion of the LHP permits:
Hunt Name
Permit Number
Permit Season
Special Restrictions
Boundary Description
Buckrun
10
Sept. 1 - Dec. 31
Antlerless
Buckrun
(6)(a) Silver Dollar Association
The Silver Dollar Association is located in Yakima and Benton counties, on the western edge of the Hanford Reservation.
(b) Silver Dollar Association landowner hunting permits
(i) The Silver Dollar Association's manager will distribute the association's landowner hunting permits. The association may charge an access fee for these permits.
(ii) Elk Seasons for the landowner portion of the LHP permits:
Hunt Name
Quota
Access Season
Special Restrictions
Boundary Description
Silver Dollar
24
Aug. 1 - March 31
Any Elk
Silver Dollar
Silver Dollar
8
Aug. 1 - March 31
Antlerless
Silver Dollar
(c) Silver Dollar Association public hunting permits
(i) Hunters must apply to the department for the Silver Dollar Association's special hunting permits.
(ii) Elk Seasons for the public portion of the LHP permits:
Hunt Name
Permit Number
Weapon/Tag
Permit Season
Special
Restrictions
Boundary
Description
Silver Dollar
8
EF
Aug. 1 - March 31
Youth Only, Any Elk
Silver Dollar
Silver Dollar Antlerless Elk
6
EF
Aug. 1 - March 31
Youth Only, Antlerless Elk Only
Silver Dollar
Silver Dollar Antlerless Elk
2
EF
Aug. 1 - March 31
Persons of Disability Only, Antlerless Elk Only
Silver Dollar
(7)(a) Blackrock Ranches
Blackrock Ranches is located in Yakima County west of the Hanford Reservation.
(b) Blackrock Ranches landowner hunting permits
(i) Blackrock Ranches' manager will distribute the ranches' landowner hunting permits. Blackrock Ranches may charge an access fee for these permits.
(ii) Elk Seasons for the landowner portion of the LHP permits:
Hunt Name
Quota
Access Season
Special Restrictions
Boundary Description
Blackrock Ranches
8
Aug. 1 - March 31
Any Elk
Blackrock Ranches
Blackrock Ranches
2
Aug. 1 - March 31
Antlerless
Blackrock Ranches
(c) Blackrock Ranches public hunting permits
(i) Hunters must apply to the department for Blackrock Ranches' special hunting permits. To apply, hunters must have an eastside elk tag.
(ii) Elk Seasons for the public portion of the LHP permits:
Hunt Name
Permit Number
Weapon/Tag
Permit
Season
Special
Restrictions
Boundary
Description
Blackrock Ranches
2
EF
Aug. 1 - March 31
Any Elk
Blackrock Ranches
Blackrock Ranches
1
EF
Aug. 1 - March 31
Antlerless Only
Blackrock Ranches
Blackrock Ranches
1
EF
Aug. 1 - March 31
Youth Only, Any Elk
Blackrock Ranches
Blackrock Ranches
1
EF
Aug. 1 - March 31
Youth Only, Antlerless Only
Blackrock Ranches
(8)(a) Columbia Plateau Wildlife Management Association
(i) The Columbia Plateau Wildlife Management Association (CPWMA) landowner hunting permit area is located in Spokane County (GMU 130) near Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge.
(ii) Landowner permit hunts are primarily small ranch hunts but are managed for a quality experience by keeping the number of hunters in the field low.
(b) Columbia Plateau Wildlife Management Association landowner hunting permits
(i) CPWMA's manager will distribute the association's landowner hunting permits. CPWMA will not charge an access fee for raffle permit winners. Only hunters possessing an elk tag are eligible for permits on CPWMA's properties. All successfully drawn permit applicants must have written authorization from CPWMA's manager and must check in and out with CPWMA's designee at the beginning and ending of the scheduled hunting dates. Successful applicants will receive a packet of information with forms to complete and a map showing the hunt area. These applicants must complete the forms and return them before September 30. Applicants should see CPWMA's website at www.cpwma.org or contact the hunt manager at 509-263-4616. Holders of landowner permits selected through raffle, including 9 antlerless elk and 2 any elk permits, are eligible to purchase second elk tags that may only be used on lands included in the CPWMA LHP.
(ii) Elk Seasons for the landowner portion of the LHP permits:
Hunt Name
Quota
Access Season
Special Restrictions
Boundary Description
CPWMA
1
Jan. 1 - Mar. 31
Antlerless
CPWMA
CPWMA
1
Jan. 1 - Mar. 31
Any Bull
CPWMA
CPWMA Raffle 1
3
Jan. 1-31
Antlerless
CPWMA
CPWMA Raffle 2
3
Feb. 1-28
Antlerless
CPWMA
CPWMA Raffle 3
3
Mar. 1-31
Antlerless
CPWMA
CPWMA Raffle 4
2
Jan. 1 - Mar. 31
Any Bull
CPWMA
(c) Columbia Plateau Wildlife Management Association public hunting permits
(i) Hunters must apply to the department for CPWMA's special hunting permits. All successfully drawn permit applicants must have written authorization from CPWMA's manager and must check in and out with CPWMA's designee at the beginning and ending of the scheduled hunting dates. Successful applicants will receive a packet of required information with forms to complete and a map showing the hunt area. These applicants must complete the forms and return them before September 30. Applicants should see CPWMA's website at www.cpwma.org or contact the hunt manager at 509-263-4616.
(ii) Elk Seasons for the public portion of the LHP permits:
Hunt Name
Quota
Access Season
Special Restrictions
Boundary Description
CPWMA 1
1
Jan. 1 - Mar. 31
Any Bull
CPWMA
(9)(a) Centralia Mine
(i) Centralia Mine landowner hunting permit area is located in Lewis and Thurston counties (GMU 667) on the Centralia Mine near Centralia.
(ii) The Centralia Mine is owned by TransAlta and is a federally mandated, closed access area. Hunters must be escorted by TranAlta employees to access the property. Public hunters that are drawn for permits are escorted to huntable areas on the mine by employees with TransAlta that volunteer their time.
(b) Centralia Mine landowner hunting permits
(i) TransAlta staff will distribute the Centralia Mine landowner hunting permits including to TransAlta staff that volunteer as guides for state disabled, senior and youth permit elk hunts. TransAlta volunteers using their permits will attempt to target limping cows to assist with Treponeme Associated Hoof Disease control.
(ii) Elk Seasons for the landowner portion of the LHP permits:
Hunt Name
Quota
Access Season
Special Restrictions
Boundary Description
Centralia Mine
5
Sept. 1 - Dec. 31
Antlerless
Centralia Mine
(c) Centralia Mine public hunting permits
(i) Hunters must apply to the department for Centralia Mine special hunting permits. To apply, hunters must have the required license/transport tag who are 65 years and older at some point during the license year for the senior hunts or be registered with the department as a hunter with a disability for the disabled hunts or meet the qualifications for youth hunting for the youth hunt. Successful applicants will be contacted by TransAlta to arrange their hunt date and will receive a packet of logistical information from TransAlta about the hunt.
(ii) Elk Seasons for the public portion of the LHP permits:
Hunt Name
Quota
Access Season
Special Restrictions
Boundary Description
Centralia Mine
5
Sept. ((4-12))3-11*
Senior only, Antlerless
Centralia Mine
Centralia Mine
5
Sept. ((18-26))17-25*
Disabled only, Antlerless
Centralia Mine
Centralia Mine
1
Oct. ((2-10))1-9*
Youth only, Any Bull
Centralia Mine
*Individuals selected for these hunts will be granted a single weekend within the listed time frame. Coordination with the hunt manager is required when selecting specific weekend dates.
OTS-3580.1
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 21-14-022, filed 6/28/21, effective 7/29/21)
WAC 220-415-0202021-2023 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 gamePenalty.
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.
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.
Permit-only Units: The following GMUs require a special permit to hunt deer: 290 (Desert), 329 (Quilomene), 371 (Alkali), and 485 (Green River).
GMUs Closed to Deer Hunting: 157 (Mill Creek Watershed), 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
2021 Dates
2022 Dates
2023 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
Eastern
Washington
White-tailed Deer
Oct. 16-29
Oct. 15-28
Oct. 14-27
101, 105, 108, 111, 113, 117, 121, 124
Any buck
 
Oct. 16-26
Oct. 15-25
Oct. 14-24
203 through 284
Any buck
 
Oct. 16-26
Oct. 15-25
Oct. 14-24
127 through 154, 162 through 186
3 pt. min.
 
Oct. 16-26
Oct. 15-25
Oct. 14-24
373, 379, 381
Any deer
Eastern
Washington
Mule Deer
Oct. 16-26
Oct. 15-25
Oct. 14-24
101 through 154, 162 through 186, 203 through 284, 328, 330 through 368, 372, 373, 379, 381, 382 (except closed in Deer Area 5382), 388
3 pt. min.
Western
Washington
Black-tailed Deer
Oct. 16-31
Oct. 15-31
Oct. 14-31
407, 418, 426, 437, 448, 450, 454, 460, 466, 501 through 520, 524 through 556, 560, 568, 572, 574, 601 through 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, 423, 424, 564, 655, Deer Area 6020
Any deer
 
Oct. 16-31
Oct. 15-31
Oct. 14-31
578
3 pt. min
LATE GENERAL SEASON
Western
Washington
Black-tailed Deer
Nov. 18-21
Nov. 17-20
Nov. 16-19
407, 454, 466, 501 through 520, 524 through 560, 568, 572, 601 through 621, 624 (except Deer Area 6020), 627 through 654, 658 through 699
Any buck
 
Nov. 18-21
Nov. 17-20
Nov. 16-19
410, 411, 412, 413, 414, 415, 416, 417, 419, 420, 421, 422, 423, 424, 564, 655, Deer Area 6020
Any deer
Eastern
Washington
White-tailed Deer
Nov. 6-19
Nov. 5-19
Nov. 11-19
105, 108, 111, 113, 117, 121, 124
Any buck
HUNTERS 65 AND OVER AND DISABLED GENERAL SEASONS
Eastern
Washington
White-tailed Deer
Oct. 23-26
Oct. 22-25
Oct. 21-24
145, 149, 154, Deer Area 1010, and 178
3 pt. min. or antlerless
YOUTH GENERAL SEASONS
Eastern
Washington
White-tailed Deer
Oct. 23-29
Oct. 22-28
Oct. 21-27
124
Any deer
Oct. 23-26
Oct. 22-25
Oct. 21-24
127 through 142
3 pt. min. or antlerless
Oct. 16-26
Oct. 15-25
Oct. 14-24
145, 149, 154, Deer Area 1010, and 178
3 pt. min. or antlerless
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 220-414-070).
Hunt Area
2021 Dates
2022 Dates
2023 Dates
Game Management Units (GMUs)
Legal Deer
EARLY ARCHERY GENERAL DEER SEASONS
Western
Washington
Black-tailed Deer
Sept. 1-24
Sept. 1-23
Sept. 1-29
407 through 426, 437, 448, 450, 454, 466, 501, 504, 505, 554, 564, 568, 621 through 636, 648 through 652, 654 through 673, 684
Any deer
 
 
 
 
460, 503, 574, 601 through 618, 638, 642, 653, 681 and 699
Any buck
 
 
 
 
578
3 pt. min.
 
Sept. 1-19
Sept. ((1-25))1-18
Sept. 1-24
510, 513, 516, 520, 524, 530, 556
Any deer
 
 
 
 
506, 550, 560, 572
Any buck
Eastern
Washington
Mule Deer
Sept. 1-24
Sept. 1-23
Sept. 1-29
101 through 136, 166 through 175, 181, 243, 334, 382 (except closed in Deer Area 5382), 388
3 pt. min.
 
 
 
 
139, 142, 145, 149, 186, 244 through 247, 249, 250, 260, 284, 372, 373, 379, 381, Deer Area 3334
3 pt. min. or antlerless
 
Sept. 1-19
Sept. 1-25
Sept. 1-24
163, 178
3 pt. min. or antlerless
 
Sept. 1-19
Sept. 1-25
Sept. 1-24
154, 162, 251, 328, 335, 336, 340, 346, 352, 356, 360, 364, 368
3 pt. min.
 
Sept. 1-15
Sept. 1-15
Sept. 1-15
204 through 242, 248, 254, 262, 266, 269, 272, 278
3 pt. min.
 
Sept. 16-24
Sept. 16-23
Sept. 16-29
204 through 242, 248, 254, 262, 266, 269, 272, 278
3 pt. min. or antlerless
Eastern
Washington
White-tailed Deer
Sept. 1-24
Sept. 1-23
Sept. 1-29
101 through 124
Any buck
 
 
 
 
204 through 250, 254 through 284, 373, 379, 381
Any deer
 
 
 
 
145, 149, 172, 181, 186
3 pt. min. or antlerless
 
 
 
 
127 through 142,166, 169, 175
3 pt. min.
 
Sept. 1-19
Sept. 1-25
Sept. 1-24
154, 162, 163, 178
3 pt. min. or antlerless
LATE ARCHERY GENERAL DEER SEASONS
Western
Washington
Black-tailed Deer
Nov. 24 - Dec. 15
Nov. 23 - Dec. 15
Nov. 22 - Dec. 15
437, 466, 510 through 520, 524
Any deer
 
Nov. 24 - Dec. 15
Nov. 23 - Dec. 15
Nov. 22 - Dec. 15
448, 460, 506, 530, 560, 572, 601, 603 through 618, 638, 642, 681, and 699
Any buck
 
Nov. 24 - Dec. 31
Nov. 23 - Dec. 31
Nov. 22 - Dec. 31
407, 410, 411, 412, 413, 414, 415, 416, 417, 419, 420, 421, 422, 423, 424, 454, 505, 564, 624, 627, 636, 648, 652, 654, 655, 660 through 672
Any deer
Eastern
Washington
Mule Deer
Nov. 24-30
Nov. ((23-30))21-30
Nov. ((22-30))21-30
209, 215, 233, 243, 250
3 pt. min.
 
Nov. 24 - Dec. 8
Nov. 23 - Dec. 8
Nov. 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, Deer Area 3372
3 pt. min. or antlerless
Eastern
Washington
White-tailed Deer
Nov. 10 - Dec. 15
Nov. 10 - Dec. 15
Nov. 10 - Dec. 15
101
Any buck
 
Nov. 25 - Dec. 15
Nov. 25 - Dec. 15
Nov. 25 - Dec. 15
105, 108, 117, 121, 124
Any buck
 
Nov. 25 - Dec. 15
Nov. 25 - Dec. 15
Nov. 25 - Dec. 15
127
3 pt. min.
 
Nov. 20 - Dec. 8
Nov. 20 - Dec. 8
Nov. 20 - Dec. 8
145, 163, 178, 272, 278
3 pt. min. or antlerless
 
Nov. 24 - Dec. 15
Nov. 23 - Dec. 15
Nov. 22 - Dec. 15
204, 209, 215, 233, 243
Any deer
 
Nov. 20 - Dec. 8
Nov. 20 - Dec. 8
Nov. 20 - Dec. 8
373
Any 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 220-414-060) or archery equipment (WAC 220-414-070).
Hunt Area
2021 Dates
2022 Dates
2023 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. 25 - Oct. 3
Sept. 24 - Oct. 2
Sept. 30 - Oct. 8
407, 418, 426, 437, 448, 450, 501, 503, 504, 505, 506, 510, 513, 516, 520, 530, 550, 554, 560, 568, 572, 574, 603, 607, 612, 615, 621, 624 (except Deer Area 6020), ((621,)) 633 through 651, 660, 663, 672, 673
Any buck
 
 
 
 
410, 411, 412, 413, 414, 415, 416, 417, 419, 420, 421, 422, 423, 424, 454, 564, 627, 652, 655, 666, 684, and Deer Area 6020
Any deer
 
 
 
 
578
3 pt. min.
Eastern
Washington
White-tailed Deer
Sept. 25 - Oct. 3
Sept. 24 - Oct. 2
Sept. 30 - Oct. 8
101 through 124, 203, 204, 209, 215, 231, 233, 239, 242, 243, 244, 245, 246, 247, 248, 250, 251, 254, 260, 262, 266, 269, 272, 278, 284
Any buck
 
 
 
 
145, 149
3 pt. min. or antlerless
 
 
 
 
127, 130, 133, 136, 139, 142, 175, 181, 186
3 pt. min.
 
 
 
 
373, 379
Any deer
Eastern
Washington
Mule Deer
Sept. 25 - Oct. 3
Sept. 24 - Oct. 2
Sept. 30 - Oct. 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 368, 373, 379
3 pt. min.
Eastern
Washington
Mule Deer
Sept. 25 - Oct. 3
Sept. 24 - Oct. 2
Sept. 30 - Oct. 8
Deer Areas 3334 and 3372
3 pt. min. or antlerless
LATE MUZZLELOADER GENERAL DEER SEASONS
Western
Washington
Black-tailed
Deer
Nov. 24 - Dec. 15
Nov. 23 - Dec. 15
Nov. 22 - Dec. 15
407, 410, 411, 412, 413, 414, 415, 416, 417, 419, 420, 421, 422, 423, 424, 454, 504, 564, 633, 654, 666, 667, and 684
Any deer
 
 
 
 
448, 460, 501, 602, 621, 651, 658, and 673
Any buck
Eastern
Washington
White-tailed Deer
Nov. 24 - Dec. 8
Nov. 23 - Dec. 8
Nov. 22 - Dec. 8
113
Any buck
 
Nov. 25 - Dec. 8
Nov. 25 - Dec. 8
Nov. 25 - Dec. 8
130, 133, 136, 139, 142
3 pt. min.
 
Nov. 20 - Dec. 8
Nov. 20 - Dec. 8
Nov. 20 - Dec. 8
172, 181
3 pt. min.
 
Nov. 25 - Dec. 8
Nov. 25 - Dec. 8
Nov. 25 - Dec. 8
379, 381
Any deer
Eastern
Washington
Mule Deer
Nov. 25 - Dec. 8
Nov. 25 - Dec. 8
Nov. 25 - Dec. 8
379, 381
3 pt. min.
Nov. 20-30
Nov. 20-30
Nov. 20-30
382 (except closed in Deer Area 5382)
3 pt. min.
OTS-3581.2
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 21-14-022, filed 6/28/21, effective 7/29/21)
WAC 220-415-030((2021))2022 Deer 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 gamePenalty.
Deer Special Permit Hunting Seasons (Open to Permit Holders Only)
Hunters must purchase a deer 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 archery, muzzleloader, or modern firearm permit hunts. 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.
Bag Limit: One (1) deer per hunter during the license year except where otherwise permitted by department rule, even if permits are drawn for more than one deer hunt category.
Quality
Hunt Name
Weapon/Tag
Hunters
Hunt Dates
Special Restrictions
Boundary
Permits
Kelly Hill White-tailed Buck
Modern
Any
Nov. 20-24
White-tailed, Any buck
GMU 105
5
Kelly Hill Mule Deer Buck
Modern
Any
Nov. 3-24
Mule deer, 3 pt. min.
GMU 105
1
Douglas White-tailed Buck
Modern
Any
Nov. 20-24
White-tailed, Any buck
GMU 108
5
Douglas Mule Deer Buck
Modern
Any
Nov. 3-24
Mule deer, 3 pt. min.
GMU 108
1
Aladdin White-tailed Buck
Modern
Any
Nov. 20-24
White-tailed, Any buck
GMU 111
5
Aladdin Mule Deer Buck
Modern
Any
Nov. 3-24
Mule deer, 3 pt. min.
GMU 111
1
Selkirk Mule Deer Buck
Modern
Any
Nov. 3-24
Mule deer, 3 pt. min.
GMU 113
1
49 Degrees North White-tailed Buck
Modern
Any
Nov. 20-24
White-tailed, Any buck
GMU 117
5
49 Degrees North Mule Deer Buck
Modern
Any
Nov. 3-24
Mule deer, 3 pt. min.
GMU 117
1
Huckleberry White-tailed Buck
Modern
Any
Nov. 20-24
White-tailed, Any buck
GMU 121
5
Huckleberry Mule Deer Buck
Modern
Any
Nov. 3-24
Mule deer, 3 pt. min.
GMU 121
1
Mt. Spokane
Modern
Any
Nov. 1-24
Any buck
GMU 124
5
Mica Peak
Modern
Any
Nov. 1-24
3 pt. min.
GMU 127
5
Cheney
Modern
Any
Nov. 1-24
3 pt. min.
GMU 130
5
Roosevelt
Modern
Any
Nov. 1-24
3 pt. min.
GMU 133
5
Harrington
Modern
Any
Nov. 1-24
3 pt. min.
GMU 136
5
Steptoe
Modern
Any
Nov. 1-24
3 pt. min.
GMU 139
5
Almota
Modern
Any
Nov. 1-24
3 pt. min.
GMU 142
5
Dayton
Modern
Any
Nov. 20-24
3 pt. min.
GMU 162
5
Tucannon
Modern
Any
Nov. 20-24
3 pt. min.
GMU 166
2
Wenaha West
Modern
Any
Nov. 9-15
Mule deer, 3 pt. min.
Deer Area 1008
2
Wenaha East
Modern
Any
Nov. 9-15
Mule deer, 3 pt. min.
Deer Area 1009
5
Grande Ronde
Modern
Any
Nov. 20-24
3 pt. min.
GMU 186
1
East Okanogan
Modern
Any
Nov. 1-20
Any buck
GMU 204
10
Sinlahekin
Modern
Any
Nov. 1-20
Any buck
GMU 215
10
Chewuch
Modern
Any
Nov. 1-20
Any buck
GMU 218
15
Pearrygin
Modern
Any
Nov. 1-20
Any buck
GMU 224
15
Gardner
Modern
Any
Nov. 1-20
Any buck
GMU 231
10
Pogue
Modern
Any
Nov. 1-20
Any buck
GMU 233
15
Alta
Modern
Any
Nov. 1-20
Any buck
GMU 242
15
Manson
Modern
Any
Nov. 1-20
Any buck
GMU 243
7
Chiwawa
Modern
Any
Nov. 1-20
Any buck
GMU 245
19
Slide Ridge
Modern
Any
Nov. 1-20
Any buck
GMU 246
8
Entiat
Modern
Any
Nov. 1-20
Any buck
GMU 247
15
Swakane
Modern
Any
Nov. 1-20
Any buck
GMU 250
9
Mission
Modern
Any
Nov. 1-20
Any buck
GMU 251
7
Desert
Modern
Any
Oct. ((23-31))22-30
Any buck
GMU 290
19
Desert
Modern
Any
Nov. ((6-14))6-13
Any buck
GMU 290
5
Naneum
Modern
Any
Nov. ((15-21))14-20
Any buck
GMU 328
14
Quilomene
Modern
Any
Nov. ((8-21))7-20
Any buck
GMU 329
19
Teanaway
Modern
Any
Nov. ((15-21))14-20
Any buck
GMU 335
26
L.T. Murray
Modern
Any
Nov. ((15-21))14-20
Any buck
GMUs 336, 340
5
Bethel
Modern
Any
Nov. ((8-21))7-20
Any buck
GMU 360
5
Cowiche
Modern
Any
Nov. ((8-21))7-20
Any buck
GMU 368
10
Alkali
Modern
Any
Oct. 30 - Nov. 14
Any buck
GMU 371
8
Grayback
Modern
Any
Nov. ((8-23))7-22
3 pt. min.
GMU 388
20
Nooksack
Modern
Any
Nov. 1-12
Any buck
GMU 418
25
Skagit
Modern
Any
Nov. 1-17
Any buck
GMU 426
10
Sauk
Modern
Any
Nov. 1-12
Any buck
GMU 437
25
Stillaguamish
Modern
Any
Nov. 1-17
Any buck
GMU 448
12
Snoqualmie
Modern
Any
Nov. ((1-17))1-16
Any buck
GMU 460
10
Green River
Any tag
Any
Nov. 13-19
Any buck
GMU 485
5
Lincoln
Modern
Any
Nov. ((1-17))1-16
Any buck
GMU 501
4
Mossyrock
Modern
Any
Nov. ((1-17))1-16
Any buck
GMU 505
2
Willapa Hills
Modern
Any
Nov. ((1-17))1-16
Any buck
GMU 506
4
Stormking
Modern
Any
Nov. ((1-17))1-16
Any buck
GMU 510
1
South Rainier
Modern
Any
Nov. ((1-17))1-16
Any buck
GMU 513
1
Packwood
Modern
Any
Nov. ((1-17))1-16
Any buck
GMU 516
1
Winston
Modern
Any
Nov. ((1-17))1-16
Any buck
GMU 520
4
Ryderwood
Modern
Any
Nov. ((1-17))1-16
Any buck
GMU 530
4
Coweeman
Modern
Any
Nov. ((1-17))1-16
Any buck
GMU 550
4
Toutle
Modern
Any
Nov. ((1-17))1-16
Any buck
GMU 556
1
Lewis River
Modern
Any
Nov. ((1-17))1-16
Any buck
GMU 560
1
Washougal
Modern
Any
Nov. ((1-17))1-16
Any buck
GMU 568
2
Siouxon
Modern
Any
Nov. ((1-17))1-16
Any buck
GMU 572
1
Wind River
Modern
Any
Nov. ((18-25))17-24
Any buck
GMU 574
20
West Klickitat
Modern
Any
Nov. ((18-25))17-24
3 pt. min.
GMU 578
15
Mason
Modern
Any
Nov. ((1-17))1-16
Any buck
GMU 633
10
Wynoochee
Modern
Any
Nov. ((1-17))1-16
Any buck
GMU 648
8
Satsop
Modern
Any
Nov. ((1-17))1-16
Any buck
GMU 651
10
White River
Modern
Any
Nov. ((1-17))1-16
Any buck
GMU 653
10
Mashel
Modern
Any
Nov. ((1-17))1-16
Any buck
GMU 654
10
Minot Peak
Modern
Any
Nov. ((1-17))1-16
Any buck
GMU 660
5
Capitol Peak
Modern
Any
Nov. ((1-17))1-16
Any buck
GMU 663
8
Skookumchuck
Modern
Any
Nov. ((1-17))1-16
Any buck
GMU 667
10
Fall River
Modern
Any
Nov. ((1-17))1-16
Any buck
GMU 672
5
Chiliwist
Archery
Any
Nov. 21-30
Any buck
GMU 239
10
Chiwawa
Archery
Any
Dec. 1-8
Any buck
GMU 245
8
Slide Ridge
Archery
Any
Dec. 1-8
Any buck
GMU 246
2
Entiat
Archery
Any
Nov. 21-30
Any buck
GMU 247
30
Desert
Archery
Any
Sept. 1-30
Any buck
GMU 290
10
Desert
Archery
Any
((Nov. 20 - Dec. 5))
Nov. 19 - Dec. 4
Any buck
GMU 290
10
Naneum
Archery
Any
Nov. ((24))23 - Dec. 8
Any buck
GMU 328
7
Quilomene
Archery
Any
Nov. ((24))23 - Dec. 8
Any buck
GMU 329
7
Teanaway
Archery
Any
Nov. ((24))23 - Dec. 8
Any buck
GMU 335
42
Kitsap
Archery
Any
Nov. ((1-17))1-16
Any buck
GMU 627
10
((Skokomish
Archery
Any
Nov. 1-17
Any buck
GMU 636
10))
Skookumchuck
Archery
Any
Nov. ((1-17))1-16
Any buck
GMU 667
10
Blue Mtns. Foothills
Muzzleloader
Any
Nov. 20 - Dec. 8
White-tailed, 3 pt. min.
GMUs 149, 154, 162, 166
((70))
45
Alta
Muzzleloader
Any
Nov. 25-30
Any buck
GMU 242
10
Chiwawa
Muzzleloader
Any
Nov. 25-30
Any buck
GMU 245
2
Slide Ridge
Muzzleloader
Any
Nov. 25-30
Any buck
GMU 246
1
Mission
Muzzleloader
Any
Nov. 25-30
Any buck
GMU 251
9
Desert
Muzzleloader
Any
Oct. ((2-10))1-9
Any buck
GMU 290
2
Teanaway
Muzzleloader
Any
Nov. ((8-14))7-13
Any buck
GMU 335
3
L.T. Murray
Muzzleloader
Any
Nov. ((8-14))7-13
Any buck
GMUs 336, 340
1
Bald Mountain
Muzzleloader
Any
Nov. ((8-14))7-13
Any buck
GMUs 342, 346
2
Naneum
Muzzleloader
Any
Nov. ((8-14))7-13
Any buck
GMU 328
1
Quilomene
Muzzleloader
Any
((Sept. 25 - Oct. 3))
Sept. 24 - Oct. 2
Any buck
GMU 329
2
Olympic
Muzzleloader
Any
Nov. ((1-17))1-16
Any buck
GMU 621
10
Bucks
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hunt Name
Weapon/Tag
Hunters
Hunt Dates
Special Restrictions
Boundary
Permits
Palouse
Modern
Any
Nov. 6-19
White-tailed, 3 pt. min.
GMUs 127-142
((650))
300
Blue Mtns. Foothills West
Modern
Any
Nov. 9-19
White-tailed, 3 pt. min.
GMUs 149, 154, 162, 163,166
((110))
60
Blue Mtns. Foothills East
Modern
Any
Nov. 9-19
White-tailed, 3 pt. min.
GMUs 145, 172, 178, 181
((50))
25
Mayview
Any tag
Any
Nov. 16-19
3 pt. min.
GMU 145
((25))
15
Lick Creek
Modern
Any
Nov. 20-24
3 pt. min.
GMU 175
1
East Okanogan
Modern
Any
Nov. 1-20
Any white-tailed ((deer))buck
GMU 204
((40))
20
Sinlahekin
Modern
Any
Nov. 1-20
Any white-tailed ((deer))buck
GMU 215
((40))
20
Chewuch
Modern
Any
Nov. 1-20
Any white-tailed ((deer))buck
GMU 218
((15))
10
Pearrygin
Modern
Any
Nov. 1-20
Any white-tailed ((deer))buck
GMU 224
((15))
10
Gardner
Modern
Any
Nov. 1-20
Any white-tailed ((deer))buck
GMU 231
((15))
10
Pogue
Modern
Any
Nov. 1-20
Any white-tailed ((deer))buck
GMU 233
((15))
10
Chiliwist
Modern
Any
Nov. 1-20
Any white-tailed ((deer))buck
GMU 239
((15))
10
Alta
Modern
Any
Nov. 1-20
Any white-tailed ((deer))buck
GMU 242
((15))
10
Ritzville
Modern
Any
Nov. 1-20
Any buck
GMU 284
10
Simcoe
Modern
Any
Oct. ((16-26))15-25
3 pt. min.
Deer Area 5382
5
Hoko
Modern
Any
Nov. ((1-17))1-16
Any buck
GMU 601
5
Sol Duc
Modern
Any
Nov. ((1-17))1-16
Any buck
GMU 607
5
Goodman
Modern
Any
Nov. ((1-17))1-16
Any buck
GMU 612
5
Clearwater
Modern
Any
Nov. ((1-17))1-16
Any buck
GMU 615
5
Quinault Ridge
Modern
Any
Nov. ((1-17))1-16
Any buck
GMU 638
((2))
1
North River
Modern
Any
Nov. ((1-17))1-16
Any buck
GMU 658
((5))
4
Williams Creek
Modern
Any
Nov. ((1-17))1-16
Any buck
GMU 673
((5))
3
Bear River-Long Beach
Modern
Any
Nov. ((1-17))1-16
Any buck
GMUs 681, 684
2
Parker Lake
Archery
Any
Sept. 1-30 and Nov. 19 - Dec. 1
Any white-tailed buck
Deer Area 1031
5
Big Bend
Archery
Any
Dec. 1-8
Any buck
GMU 248
10
Ritzville
Archery
Any
Dec. ((1-19))1-18
Any buck
GMU 284
11
Alkali
Archery
Any
Sept. 1-24
Any buck
GMU 371
2
Ringold
Archery
Any
Nov. 15-24
3 pt. min.
GMU 379
5
Whitcomb
Archery
Any
Oct. ((1-10))2-14
Any buck
Deer Area 3071
10
Paterson
Archery
Any
Oct. ((1-10))2-14
Any buck
Deer Area 3072
10
Simcoe
Archery
Any
Sept. ((1-24))1-23 and Dec. 1-8
3 pt. min.
Deer Area 5382
3
West Klickitat
Archery
Any
Nov. ((26))25 - Dec. 2
3 pt. min.
GMU 578
20
Skokomish
Archery
Any
Nov. 1-16
Any buck
GMU 636
5
Parker Lake
Muzzleloader
Any
Oct. 1-31 and Dec. 2-14
Any white-tailed buck
Deer Area 1031
5
Blue Creek
Muzzleloader
Any
((Sept. 25 - Oct. 3))
Sept. 24 - Oct. 2
3 pt. min.
GMU 154
10
Dayton
Muzzleloader
Any
((Sept. 25 - Oct. 3))
Sept. 24 - Oct. 2
3 pt. min.
GMU 162
15
Marengo
Muzzleloader
Any
((Sept. 25 - Oct. 3))
Sept. 24 - Oct. 2
3 pt. min.
GMU 163
10
Tucannon
Muzzleloader
Any
((Sept. 25 - Oct. 3))
Sept. 24 - Oct. 2
3 pt. min.
GMU 166
((10))
5
Wenaha
Muzzleloader
Any
((Sept. 25 - Oct. 3))
Sept. 24 - Oct. 2
3 pt. min.
GMU 169
20
Mountain View
Muzzleloader
Any
((Sept. 25 - Oct. 3))
Sept. 24 - Oct. 2
3 pt. min.
GMU 172
15
Peola
Muzzleloader
Any
((Sept. 25 - Oct. 3))
Sept. 24 - Oct. 2
3 pt. min.
GMU 178
10
Ritzville
Muzzleloader
Any
Nov. ((20-28))19-27
Any buck
GMU 284
1
Alkali
Muzzleloader
Any
((Sept. 25 - Oct. 15))
Sept. 24 - Oct. 14
Any buck
GMU 371
1
Kahlotus
Muzzleloader
Any
((Sept. 25 - Oct. 3))
Sept. 24 - Oct. 2
Any buck
GMU 381
20
Whitcomb
Muzzleloader
Any
Nov. 19-27
Any buck
Deer Area 3071
5
Paterson
Muzzleloader
Any
Nov. 19-27
Any buck
Deer Area 3072
5
Simcoe
Muzzleloader
Any
Nov. 20-30
3 pt. min.
Deer Area 5382
3
West Klickitat
Muzzleloader
Any
Dec. 3-8
3 pt. min.
GMU 578
20
Dickey
Muzzleloader
Any
Nov. ((1-17))1-16
Any buck
GMU 602
5
Copalis-Matheny
Muzzleloader
Any
Nov. ((1-17))1-16
Any buck
GMUs 618, 642
5
Antlerless
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hunt Name
Weapon/Tag
Hunters
Hunt Dates
Special Restrictions
Boundary
Permits
Mayview
Modern
Any
Nov. 1-12
Antlerless
GMU 145
((40))
15
Prescott
Modern
Any
Nov. 1-12
Antlerless
GMU 149
((50))
20
Blue Creek
Modern
Any
Nov. 9-19
White-tailed, antlerless
GMU 154
((50))
20
Dayton
Modern
Any
Nov. 9-19
White-tailed, antlerless
GMU 162
((100))
40
Ten Ten
Modern
Any
Nov. 9-19
Antlerless
Deer Area 1010
((15))
5
Marengo
Modern
Any
Nov. 1-12
White-tailed, antlerless
GMU 163
((50))
15
Marengo
Modern
Any
Nov. 1-12
Antlerless
GMU 163
5
Peola
Modern
Any
Nov. 1-12
Antlerless
GMU 178
((40))
15
Lincoln
Modern
Any
Oct. ((16-31))15-31
Antlerless
GMU 501
15
Mossyrock
Modern
Any
Oct. ((16-31))15-31
Antlerless
GMU 505
30
Winston
Modern
Any
Oct. ((16-31))15-31
Antlerless
GMU 520
20
Ryderwood
Modern
Any
Oct. ((16-31))15-31
Antlerless
GMU 530
10
Olympic
Modern
Any
Oct. ((16-31))15-31
Antlerless
GMU 621
15
Coyle
Modern
Any
Oct. ((16-31))15-31
Antlerless
GMU 624
15
Kitsap
Modern
Any
Oct. ((16-31))15-31
Antlerless
GMU 627
10
Mason
Modern
Any
Oct. ((16-31))15-31
Antlerless
GMU 633
20
Skokomish
Modern
Any
Oct. ((16-31))15-31
Antlerless
GMU 636
5
Wynoochee
Modern
Any
Oct. ((16-31))15-31
Antlerless
GMU 648
30
Satsop
Modern
Any
Oct. ((16-31))15-31
Antlerless
GMU 651
15
Mashel
Modern
Any
Oct. ((16-31))15-31
Antlerless
GMU 654
10
North River
Modern
Any
Oct. ((16-31))15-31
Antlerless
GMU 658
((15))
10
Minot Peak
Modern
Any
Oct. ((16-31))15-31
Antlerless
GMU 660
20
Capitol Peak
Modern
Any
Oct. ((16-31))15-31
Antlerless
GMU 663
((15))
5
Skookumchuck
Modern
Any
Oct. ((16-31))15-31
Antlerless
GMU 667
20
Williams Creek
Modern
Any
Oct. ((16-31))15-31
Antlerless
GMU 673
5
Mashel
Archery
Any
Oct. ((23-30))15-31
Antlerless
GMU 654
10
Whitcomb
Archery
Any
Oct. ((20-30))18-30
Antlerless
Deer Area 3071
10
Paterson
Archery
Any
Oct. ((20-30))18-30
Antlerless
Deer Area 3072
10
Whitcomb
Muzzleloader
Any
Nov. 29 - Dec. 5
Antlerless
Deer Area 3071
10
Paterson
Muzzleloader
Any
Nov. 29 - Dec. 5
Antlerless
Deer Area 3072
10
Washtucna
Muzzleloader
Any
Nov. 25 - Dec. 8
Mule deer, antlerless
GMUs 139, 142, 284, 381
200
Mayview
Muzzleloader
Any
((Sept. 25 - Oct. 3))
Sept. 24 - Oct. 2
Mule deer, antlerless
GMU 145
((15))
5
Prescott
Muzzleloader
Any
((Sept. 25 - Oct. 3))
Sept. 24 - Oct. 2
Antlerless
GMU 149
((25))
10
Blue Creek
Muzzleloader
Any
((Sept. 25 - Oct. 3))
Sept. 24 - Oct. 2
Antlerless
GMU 154
((20))
10
Ten Ten
Muzzleloader
Any
((Sept. 25 - Oct. 3))
Sept. 24 - Oct. 2
Antlerless
Deer Area 1010
((20))
10
Marengo
Muzzleloader
Any
((Sept. 25 - Oct. 3))
Sept. 24 - Oct. 2
Antlerless
GMU 163
((10))
5
Peola
Muzzleloader
Any
((Sept. 25 - Oct. 3))
Sept. 24 - Oct. 2
Antlerless
GMU 178
((10))
5
Mossyrock
Muzzleloader
Any
((Sept. 25 - Oct. 3))
Sept. 24 - Oct. 2
Antlerless
GMU 505
10
Winston
Muzzleloader
Any
((Sept. 25 - Oct. 3))
Sept. 24 - Oct. 2
Antlerless
GMU 520
5
Ryderwood
Muzzleloader
Any
((Sept. 25 - Oct. 3))
Sept. 24 - Oct. 2
Antlerless
GMU 530
10
Coweeman
Muzzleloader
Any
((Sept. 25 - Oct. 3))
Sept. 24 - Oct. 2
Antlerless
GMU 550
10
Yale
Muzzleloader
Any
((Sept. 25 - Oct. 3))
Sept. 24 - Oct. 2
Antlerless
GMU 554
2
Olympic
Muzzleloader
Any
((Sept. 25 - Oct. 3))
Sept. 24 - Oct. 2
Antlerless
GMU 621
((30))
25
Coyle
Muzzleloader
Any
((Sept. 25 - Oct. 3))
Sept. 24 - Oct. 2
Antlerless
GMU 624
20
Kitsap
Muzzleloader
Any
Sept. 24 - Oct. 2
Antlerless
GMU 627
25
Mason
Muzzleloader
Any
((Sept. 25 - Oct. 3))
Sept. 24 - Oct. 2
Antlerless
GMU 633
35
Skokomish
Muzzleloader
Any
((Sept. 25 - Oct. 3))
Sept. 24 - Oct. 2
Antlerless
GMU 636
((15))
10
Wynoochee
Muzzleloader
Any
((Sept. 25 - Oct. 3))
Sept. 24 - Oct. 2
Antlerless
GMU 648
((25))
30
Satsop
Muzzleloader
Any
Nov. ((24))23 - Dec. 15
Antlerless
GMU 651
((20))
30
Mashel
Muzzleloader
Any
((Sept. 25 - Oct. 3))
Sept. 24 - Oct. 2
Antlerless
GMU 654
20
North River
Muzzleloader
Any
((Sept. 25 - Oct. 3))
Sept. 24 - Oct. 2
Antlerless
GMU 658
((15))
8
Minot Peak
Muzzleloader
Any
((Sept. 25 - Oct. 3))
Sept. 24 - Oct. 2
Antlerless
GMU 660
((10))
5
Capitol Peak
Muzzleloader
Any
((Sept. 25 - Oct. 3))
Sept. 24 - Oct. 2
Antlerless
GMU 663
((20))
5
Williams Creek
Muzzleloader
Any
((Sept. 25 - Oct. 3))
Sept. 24 - Oct. 2
Antlerless
GMU 673
((10))
5
2nd Deer
 
 
 
 
 
 
Second deer permits are only valid with the purchase of a second deer license. The second deer license must be for the same tag type as the first deer license.
Hunt Name
Weapon/Tag
Hunters
Hunt Dates
Special Restrictions
Boundary
Permits
Benge
Any
Any
Dec. ((20-31))19-30
Antlerless
Deer Area 2010
((30))
5
Lakeview
Any
Any
Jan. 1-30, 2022
Antlerless
Deer Area 2011
((15))
5
Methow
Any
Any
((Sept. 7 - Oct. 4))
Sept. 6 - Oct. 2
Antlerless
Deer Area 2012
((10))
5
North Okanogan
Any
Any
((Sept. 7 - Oct. 4))
Sept. 6 - Oct. 2
Antlerless
Deer Area 2013
((10))
5
Central Okanogan
Any
Any
((Sept. 7 - Oct. 4))
Sept. 6 - Oct. 2
Antlerless
Deer Area 2014
((10))
5
Omak
Any
Any
((Sept. 7 - Oct. 4))
Sept. 6 - Oct. 2
Antlerless
Deer Area 2015
((10))
5
Conconully
Any
Any
((Sept. 7 - Oct. 4))
Sept. 6 - Oct. 2
Antlerless
Deer Area 2016
((10))
5
Lake Chelan North
Any
Any
Aug. 1-31
Antlerless
Deer Area 2017
45
North Issaquah
Any
Any
((Oct. 16-31 and Nov. 18-21))
Oct. 15-31 and Nov. 17-20
Antlerless
Deer Area 4541
10
Mt. Spokane
Modern
Any
((Oct. 16-29 and Nov. 6-19))
Oct. 15-28 and Nov. 5-19
Antlerless
GMU 124
5
Mica Peak
Modern
Any
Oct. ((16-26))15-25
Antlerless
GMU 127
5
Cheney Mule Deer
Modern
Any
Oct. ((16-26))15-25
Mule deer, antlerless
GMU 130
((90))
60
Cheney White-tailed Deer
Modern
Any
Oct. ((16-26))15-25
White-tailed, antlerless
GMU 130
5
Roosevelt Mule Deer
Modern
Any
Oct. ((16-26))15-25
Mule deer, antlerless
GMU 133
((100))
90
Roosevelt White-tailed Deer
Modern
Any
Oct. ((16-26))15-25
White-tailed, antlerless
GMU 133
5
Harrington
Modern
Any
Oct. ((16-26))15-25
Antlerless
GMU 136
((65))
90
Steptoe
Modern
Any
Oct. ((16-26))15-25
White-tailed, antlerless
GMU 139
5
Almota
Modern
Any
Oct. ((16-26))15-25
White-tailed, antlerless
GMU 142
5
Washtucna
Modern
Any
Oct. ((16-26))15-25
Mule deer, antlerless
GMUs 139, 142, 284, 381
350
East Okanogan
Modern
Any
Oct. ((16-26))15-25
White-tailed, antlerless
GMU 204
((45))
5
Sinlahekin
Modern
Any
Oct. ((16-26))15-25
White-tailed, antlerless
GMU 215
((40))
5
Chewuch
Modern
Any
Oct. ((16-26))15-25
White-tailed, antlerless
GMU 218
((10))
5
Pearrygin
Modern
Any
Oct. ((16-26))15-25
White-tailed, antlerless
GMU 224
((10))
5
Gardner
Modern
Any
Oct. ((16-26))15-25
White-tailed, antlerless
GMU 231
((10))
5
Pogue
Modern
Any
Oct. ((16-26))15-25
White-tailed, antlerless
GMU 233
((10))
5
Chiliwist
Modern
Any
Oct. ((16-26))15-25
White-tailed, antlerless
GMU 239
((10))
5
Alta
Modern
Any
Oct. ((16-26))15-25
White-tailed, antlerless
GMU 242
((10))
5
Big Bend
Modern
Any
Oct. ((16-26))15-25
Antlerless
GMU 248
20
St. Andrews
Modern
Any
Oct. ((16-26))15-25
Antlerless
GMU 254
15
Foster Creek
Modern
Any
Oct. ((16-26))15-25
Antlerless
GMU 260
15
Withrow
Modern
Any
Oct. ((16-26))15-25
Antlerless
GMU 262
15
Badger
Modern
Any
Oct. ((16-26))15-25
Antlerless
GMU 266
15
Desert
Modern
Any
Dec. ((11-26))10-25
Antlerless
GMU 290
25
Kahlotus
Modern
Any
Dec. 9-17
Antlerless
GMU 381
10
Orcas
Any
Any
Aug. 1 - Dec. 31
Antlerless
GMU 411
135
Shaw
Any
Any
Aug. 1 - Dec. 31
Antlerless
GMU 412
40
San Juan
Any
Any
Aug. 1 - Dec. 31
Antlerless
GMU 413
120
Lopez
Any
Any
Aug. 1 - Dec. 31
Antlerless
GMU 414
130
Blakely
Any
Any
Aug. 1 - Dec. 31
Antlerless
GMU 415
60
Decatur
Modern
Any
((Oct. 17 - Nov. 1 and Nov. 19-22))
Oct. 15-31 and Nov. 17-20
Antlerless
GMU 416
5
Cypress
Modern
Any
((Oct. 17 - Nov. 1 and Nov. 19-22))
Oct. 15-31 and Nov. 17-20
Antlerless
GMU 417
30
Guemes
Modern
Any
((Oct. 17 - Nov. 1 and Nov. 19-22))
Oct. 15-31 and Nov. 17-20
Antlerless
GMU 419
20
Whidbey
Any
Any
Aug. 1 - Dec. 31
Antlerless
GMU 420
275
Camano
Modern
Any
((Oct. 17 - Nov. 1 and Nov. 19-22))
Oct. 15-31 and Nov. 17-20
Antlerless
GMU 421
30
Vashon-Maury
Any
Any
Aug. 1 - Dec. 31
Antlerless
GMU 422
200
Anderson
Modern
Any
((Oct. 16-31 and Nov. 18-21))
Oct. 15-31 and Nov. 17-20
Antlerless
GMU 655
30
Deschutes
Modern
Any
((Oct. 16-31 and Nov. 18-21))
Oct. 15-31 and Nov. 17-20
Antlerless
GMU 666
40
Mt. Spokane
Archery
Any
Sept. ((1-24))1-23 and Nov. 25 - Dec. 15
Antlerless
GMU 124
5
Mica Peak
Archery
Any
Sept. ((1-24))1-23 and Nov. 25 - Dec. 15
Antlerless
GMU 127
5
Cheney Mule Deer
Archery
Any
Sept. ((1-24))1-23
Mule deer, antlerless
GMU 130
((25))
20
Cheney White-tailed Deer
Archery
Any
Sept. ((1-24))1-23
White-tailed, antlerless
GMU 130
5
Roosevelt Mule Deer
Archery
Any
Sept. ((1-24))1-23
Mule deer, antlerless
GMU 133
((30))
20
Roosevelt White-tailed Deer
Archery
Any
Sept. ((1-24))1-23
White-tailed, antlerless
GMU 133
5
Harrington
Archery
Any
Sept. ((1-24))1-23
Antlerless
GMU 136
((15))
30
Steptoe
Archery
Any
Sept. ((1-24))1-23
White-tailed, antlerless
GMU 139
5
Almota
Archery
Any
Sept. ((1-24))1-23
White-tailed, antlerless
GMU 142
5
Decatur
Archery
Any
Sept. 1-25 and Nov. 25 - Dec. 31
Antlerless
GMU 416
5
Cypress
Archery
Any
Sept. 1-25 and Nov. 25 - Dec. 31
Antlerless
GMU 417
20
Guemes
Archery
Any
((Sept. 1-25 and Nov. 25 - Dec. 31))
Sept. 1-23 and Nov. 23 - Dec. 31
Antlerless
GMU 419
10
Camano
Archery
Any
((Sept. 1-25 and Nov. 25 - Dec. 31))
Sept. 1-23 and Nov. 23 - Dec. 31
Antlerless
GMU 421
25
Miller
Archery
Any
Dec. ((16-31))15-31
Antlerless
Deer Area 6020
40
Anderson
Archery
Any
((Sept. 1-24 and Nov. 24 - Dec. 31))
Sept. 1-23 and Nov. 23 - Dec. 31
Antlerless
GMU 655
10
Mt. Spokane
Muzzleloader
Any
((Sept. 25 - Oct. 3))
Sept. 24 - Oct. 2
Antlerless
GMU 124
5
Mica Peak
Muzzleloader
Any
((Sept. 25 - Oct. 3))
Sept. 24 - Oct. 2
Antlerless
GMU 127
5
Cheney Mule Deer
Muzzleloader
Any
((Sept. 25 - Oct. 3))
Sept. 24 - Oct. 2
Mule deer, antlerless
GMU 130
10
Cheney White-tailed Deer
Muzzleloader
Any
((Sept. 25 - Oct. 3))Sept. 24 - Oct. 2 and Nov. 25 - Dec. 8
White-tailed, antlerless
GMU 130
5
Roosevelt Mule Deer
Muzzleloader
Any
((Sept. 25 - Oct. 3))
Sept. 24 - Oct. 2
Mule deer, antlerless
GMU 133
10
Roosevelt White-tailed Deer
Muzzleloader
Any
((Sept. 25 - Oct. 3))Sept. 24 - Oct. 2 and Nov. 25 - Dec. 8
White-tailed, antlerless
GMU 133
5
Harrington
Muzzleloader
Any
((Sept. 25 - Oct. 3))
Sept. 24 - Oct. 2
Antlerless
GMU 136
((5))
10
Steptoe
Muzzleloader
Any
((Sept. 25 - Oct. 3))Sept. 24 - Oct. 2 and Nov. 25 - Dec. 8
White-tailed, antlerless
GMU 139
5
Almota
Muzzleloader
Any
((Sept. 25 - Oct. 3))Sept. 24 - Oct. 2 and Nov. 25 - Dec. 8
White-tailed, antlerless
GMU 142
5
Foster Creek
Muzzleloader
Any
((Sept. 25 - Oct. 3))
Sept. 24 - Oct. 2
Antlerless
GMU 260
10
Moses Coulee
Muzzleloader
Any
((Sept. 25 - Oct. 3))
Sept. 24 - Oct. 2
Antlerless
GMU 269
10
Lakeview
Muzzleloader
Any
Nov. 1-18
Antlerless
Deer Area 2011
5
Decatur
Muzzleloader
Any
((Sept. 25 - Oct. 3 and Nov. 25 - Dec. 15))
Sept. 24 - Oct. 2 and Nov. 23 - Dec. 15
Antlerless
GMU 416
5
Cypress
Muzzleloader
Any
((Sept. 25 - Oct. 3 and Nov. 25 - Dec. 15))
Sept. 24 - Oct. 2 and Nov. 23 - Dec. 15
Antlerless
GMU 417
20
Guemes
Muzzleloader
Any
((Sept. 25 - Oct. 3 and Nov. 25 - Dec. 15))
Sept. 24 - Oct. 2 and Nov. 23 - Dec. 15
Antlerless
GMU 419
10
Camano
Muzzleloader
Any
((Sept. 25 - Oct. 3 and Nov. 25 - Dec. 15))
Sept. 24 - Oct. 2 and Nov. 23 - Dec. 15
Antlerless
GMU 421
20
Anderson
Muzzleloader
Any
((Sept. 25 - Oct. 3 and Nov. 25 - Dec. 15))
Sept. 24 - Oct. 2 and Nov. 23 - Dec. 15
Antlerless
GMU 655
5
Youth
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hunt Name
Weapon/Tag
Hunters
Hunt Dates
Special Restrictions
Boundary
Permits
Washtucna
Modern
Youth
Oct. ((16-26))15-25
Any deer
GMUs 139, 142, 284, 381
100
Blue Mtns. Foothills West
Modern
Youth
Oct. ((16-26))15-25
Antlerless
GMUs 149, 154, 163, Deer Area 1010
((60))
30
Blue Mtns. Foothills East
Modern
Youth
Oct. ((16-26))15-25
Antlerless
GMUs 145, 172, 178,181
((40))
20
Mayview
Modern
Youth
Oct. ((16-26))15-25
Any deer
GMU 145
15
Prescott
Modern
Youth
Oct. ((16-26))15-25
Any deer
GMU 149
20
Peola
Modern
Youth
Oct. ((16-26))15-25
Any deer
GMU 178
20
Tucannon
Modern
Youth
Oct. ((16-26))15-25
White-tailed, antlerless
GMU 166
((10))
5
Couse
Modern
Youth
Oct. ((16-26))15-25
Antlerless
GMU 181
((15))
5
Couse
Modern
Youth
Oct. ((16-26))15-25
Any deer
GMU 181
5
Grande Ronde
Modern
Youth
Oct. ((16-26))15-25
Any deer
GMU 186
3
East Okanogan
Modern
Youth
Oct. ((16-26))15-25
Antlerless
GMU 204
((20))
3
Wannacut
Modern
Youth
Oct. ((16-26))15-25
Antlerless
GMU 209
((10))
3
Sinlahekin
Modern
Youth
Oct. ((16-26))15-25
Antlerless
GMU 215
((10))
3
Chewuch
Modern
Youth
Oct. ((16-26))15-25
Antlerless
GMU 218
((10))
3
Pearrygin
Modern
Youth
Oct. ((16-26))15-25
Antlerless
GMU 224
((10))
3
Gardner
Modern
Youth
Oct. ((16-26))15-25
Antlerless
GMU 231
((10))
3
Pogue
Modern
Youth
Oct. ((16-26))15-25
Antlerless
GMU 233
((10))
3
Chiliwist
Modern
Youth
Oct. ((16-26))15-25
Antlerless
GMU 239
((10))
3
Alta
Modern
Youth
Oct. ((16-26))15-25
Antlerless
GMU 242
((10))
3
Chiwawa
Modern
Youth
Oct. ((16-26))15-25
Antlerless
GMU 245
3
Entiat
Modern
Youth
Oct. ((16-26))15-25
Antlerless
GMU 247
3
Swakane
Modern
Youth
Oct. ((16-26))15-25
Antlerless
GMU 250
3
Mission
Modern
Youth
Oct. ((16-26))15-25
Antlerless
GMU 251
5
Bridgeport
Modern
Youth
Oct. ((16-26))15-25
Antlerless
GMUs 248, 260
20
Palisades
Modern
Youth
Oct. ((16-26))15-25
Antlerless
GMUs 266, 269
20
Beezley
Modern
Youth
Oct. ((16-31))15-25
Any deer
GMU 272
50
Benge
Modern
Youth
Oct. 30 - Nov. ((7))6
Antlerless
Deer Area 2010
30
Desert
Modern
Youth
Dec. ((6-31))5-13
Antlerless
GMU 290
12
Horse Heaven Hills
Modern
Youth
Oct. ((16-26))15-25
Antlerless
GMU 373
10
Ringold
Modern
Youth
Oct. ((16-26))15-25
Antlerless
GMU 379
10
Simcoe
Modern
Youth
Oct. ((16-26))15-25
Any deer
Deer Area 5382
3
East Klickitat
Modern
Youth
Oct. ((16-26))15-25
Any buck
GMU 382 (except CLOSED in Deer Area 5382)
5
East Klickitat
Modern
Youth
Oct. ((16-26))15-25
Antlerless
GMU 382 (except CLOSED in Deer Area 5382)
5
Grayback
Modern
Youth
Oct. ((16-26))15-25
Any buck
GMU 388
5
Grayback
Modern
Youth
Oct. ((16-26))15-25
Antlerless
GMU 388
5
Green River
Any
Youth
((Nov. 13-19))
TBD
Any buck
GMU 485
5
Lincoln
Modern
Youth
Oct. ((16-31))15-31
Antlerless
GMU 501
10
Randle
Modern
Youth
Oct. ((16-31))15-31
Antlerless
GMU 503
5
Mossyrock
Modern
Youth
Oct. ((16-31))15-31
Antlerless
GMU 505
10
Stormking
Modern
Youth
Oct. ((16-31))15-31
Antlerless
GMU 510
5
South Rainier
Modern
Youth
Oct. ((16-31))15-31
Antlerless
GMU 513
5
Packwood
Modern
Youth
Oct. ((16-31))15-31
Antlerless
GMU 516
5
Winston
Modern
Youth
Oct. ((16-31))15-31
Antlerless
GMU 520
10
Ryderwood
Modern
Youth
Oct. ((16-31))15-31
Antlerless
GMU 530
10
Coweeman
Modern
Youth
Oct. ((16-31))15-31
Antlerless
GMU 550
10
Yale
Modern
Youth
Oct. ((16-31))15-31
Antlerless
GMU 554
3
Toutle
Modern
Youth
Oct. ((16-31))15-31
Antlerless
GMU 556
15
Lewis River
Modern
Youth
Oct. ((16-31))15-31
Antlerless
GMU 560
5
Washougal
Modern
Youth
Oct. ((16-31))15-31
Antlerless
GMU 568
5
Siouxon
Modern
Youth
Oct. ((16-31))15-31
Antlerless
GMU 572
5
Wind River
Modern
Youth
Oct. ((16-31))15-31
Antlerless
GMU 574
5
West Klickitat
Modern
Youth
Oct. ((16-31))15-31
Any buck
GMU 578
5
West Klickitat
Modern
Youth
Oct. ((16-31))15-31
Antlerless
GMU 578
5
Pysht
Modern
Youth
Nov. ((1-17))1-16
Any buck
GMU 603
5
Olympic
Modern
Youth
Oct. ((9-31))8-31
Any deer
GMU 621
20
Coyle
Modern
Youth
Oct. ((9-31))8-31
Any deer
GMU 624
((10))
20
Kitsap
Modern
Youth
Oct. ((9-31))8-31
Any deer
GMU 627
((10))
20
Mason
Modern
Youth
Nov. ((1-17))1-20
Any deer
GMU 633
25
Skokomish
Modern
Youth
Oct. ((9-31))8-31
Any deer
GMU 636
((10))
15
Wynoochee
Modern
Youth
Oct. ((9-31))8-31
Any deer
GMU 648
20
Satsop
Modern
Youth
Oct. ((9-31))8-31
Any deer
GMU 651
((10))
20
Mashel
Modern
Youth
Oct. ((9-31))8-31
Antlerless
GMU 654
15
North River
Modern
Youth
Oct. ((9-31))8-31
Antlerless
GMU 658
((10))
5
Minot Peak
Modern
Youth
Oct. ((9-31))8-31
Any deer
GMU 660
10
Minot Peak
Modern
Youth
Nov. ((1-17))1-16
Any buck
GMU 660
4
Capitol Peak
Modern
Youth
Oct. ((9-31))8-31
Any deer
GMU 663
((15))
5
Skookumchuck
Modern
Youth
Oct. ((9-31))8-31
Antlerless
GMU 667
15
Skookumchuck
Modern
Youth
Oct. ((9-31))8-31
Any buck
GMU 667
20
East Okanogan
Muzzleloader
Youth
((Sept. 25 - Oct. 3))
Sept. 24 - Oct. 2
Antlerless
GMU 204
((5))
3
Wannacut
Muzzleloader
Youth
((Sept. 25 - Oct. 3))
Sept. 24 - Oct. 2
Antlerless
GMU 209
((5))
3
Pogue
Muzzleloader
Youth
((Sept. 25 - Oct. 3))
Sept. 24 - Oct. 2
Antlerless
GMU 233
((5))
3
Chiliwist
Muzzleloader
Youth
((Sept. 25 - Oct. 3))
Sept. 24 - Oct. 2
Antlerless
GMU 239
((5))
3
Alta
Muzzleloader
Youth
((Sept. 25 - Oct. 3))
Sept. 24 - Oct. 2
Antlerless
GMU 242
((5))
3
Mission
Muzzleloader
Youth
((Sept. 25 - Oct. 3))
Sept. 24 - Oct. 2
Antlerless
GMU 251
3
Whitcomb
Muzzleloader
Youth
Nov. 1-13
Antlerless
Deer Area 3071
5
Paterson
Muzzleloader
Youth
Nov. 1-13
Antlerless
Deer Area 3072
5
Region 3
Modern, Muzzleloader
Youth
((Aug. 1, 2021 - Mar. 31, 2022))
Aug. 1, 2022 - Mar. 31, 2023
Antlerless
Designated Areas in Region 3
((10))
20HC
Region 5
Modern, Muzzleloader
Youth with mentor
((Aug. 1, 2021 - Mar. 31, 2022))
Aug. 1, 2022 - Mar. 31, 2023
Antlerless
Designated Areas in Region 5
5HC
Senior 65+
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hunt Name
Weapon/Tag
Hunters
Hunt Dates
Special Restrictions
Boundary
Permits
Mt. Spokane
Modern
Any
Oct. ((16-29))15-28 and Nov. 6-19
Antlerless
GMU 124
5
Mica Peak
Modern
Any
Oct. ((16-26))15-25
Antlerless
GMU 127
5
Cheney Mule Deer
Modern
Any
Oct. ((16-26))15-25
Mule deer, antlerless
GMU 130
10
Cheney White-tailed Deer
Modern
Any
Oct. ((16-26))15-25
White-tailed, antlerless
GMU 130
5
Roosevelt Mule Deer
Modern
Any
Oct. ((16-26))15-25
Mule deer, antlerless
GMU 133
15
Roosevelt White-tailed Deer
Modern
Any
Oct. ((16-26))15-25
White-tailed, antlerless
GMU 133
5
Harrington
Modern
Any
Oct. ((16-26))15-25
Antlerless
GMU 136
10
Steptoe
Modern
Any
Oct. ((16-26))15-25
White-tailed, antlerless
GMU 139
5
Almota
Modern
Any
Oct. ((16-26))15-25
White-tailed, antlerless
GMU 142
5
Washtucna
Modern
65+
Oct. ((16-26))15-25
Mule deer, antlerless
GMUs 139, 142, 284, 381
20
Blue Mtns. Foothills
Modern
65+
Oct. ((16-26))15-25
Antlerless
GMUs 145, 149, 154, 163, Deer Area 1010, 178, 181
((30))
15
East Okanogan
Modern
65+
Oct. ((16-26))15-25
Antlerless
GMU 204
((5))
3
Wannacut
Modern
65+
Oct. ((16-26))15-25
Antlerless
GMU 209
((5))
3
Sinlahekin
Modern
65+
Oct. ((16-26))15-25
Antlerless
GMU 215
((5))
3
Chewuch
Modern
65+
Oct. ((16-26))15-25
Antlerless
GMU 218
((5))
3
Pearrygin
Modern
65+
Oct. ((16-26))15-25
Antlerless
GMU 224
((5))
3
Gardner
Modern
65+
Oct. ((16-26))15-25
Antlerless
GMU 231
((5))
3
Pogue
Modern
65+
Oct. ((16-26))15-25
Antlerless
GMU 233
((5))
3
Chiliwist
Modern
65+
Oct. ((16-26))15-25
Antlerless
GMU 239
((5))
3
Alta
Modern
65+
Oct. ((16-26))15-25
Antlerless
GMU 242
((5))
3
Chiwawa
Modern
65+
Oct. ((16-26))15-25
Antlerless
GMU 245
5
Entiat
Modern
65+
Oct. ((16-26))15-25
Antlerless
GMU 247
5
Swakane
Modern
65+
Oct. ((16-26))15-25
Antlerless
GMU 250
5
Mission
Modern
65+
Oct. ((16-26))15-25
Antlerless
GMU 251
5
Bridgeport
Modern
65+
Oct. ((16-26))15-25
Antlerless
GMUs 248, 260
5
Palisades
Modern
65+
Oct. ((16-26))15-25
Antlerless
GMUs 266, 269
5
Rattlesnake Hills
Modern
65+
Oct. ((16-26))15-25
Antlerless
GMU 372
10
Horse Heaven Hills
Modern
65+
Oct. ((16-26))15-25
Antlerless
GMU 373
10
North Issaquah
Any
65+
((Oct. 16-31 and Nov. 18-21))
Oct. 15-31 and Nov. 17-20
Antlerless
Deer Area 4541
10
Lincoln
Modern
65+
Oct. ((16-31))15-31
Antlerless
GMU 501
5
Mossyrock
Modern
65+
Oct. ((16-31))15-31
Antlerless
GMU 505
5
Winston
Modern
65+
Oct. ((16-31))15-31
Antlerless
GMU 520
5
Yale
Modern
65+
Oct. ((16-31))15-31
Antlerless
GMU 554
2
Toutle
Modern
65+
Oct. ((16-31))15-31
Antlerless
GMU 556
5
Washougal
Modern
65+
Oct. ((16-31))15-31
Antlerless
GMU 568
2
Olympic
Modern
65+
Oct. ((16-31))15-31
Antlerless
GMU 621
((15))
5
Coyle
Modern
65+
Oct. ((16-31))15-31
Antlerless
GMU 624
5
Kitsap
Modern
65+
Oct. ((16-31))15-31
Antlerless
GMU 627
((5))
10
Mason
Modern
65+
Oct. ((16-31))15-31
Antlerless
GMU 633
20
Skokomish
Modern
65+
Oct. ((16-31))15-31
Antlerless
GMU 636
((10))
5
Wynoochee
Modern
65+
Oct. ((16-31))15-31
Antlerless
GMU 648
((15))
20
Satsop
Modern
65+
Oct. ((16-31))15-31
Antlerless
GMU 651
10
Mashel
Modern
65+
Oct. ((16-31))15-31
Antlerless
GMU 654
10
North River
Modern
65+
Oct. ((16-31))15-31
Antlerless
GMU 658
((15))
5
Minot Peak
Modern
65+
Oct. ((16-31))15-31
Antlerless
GMU 660
15
Capitol Peak
Modern
65+
Oct. ((16-31))15-31
Antlerless
GMU 663
((15))
5
Hunters with Disabilities
Hunt Name
Weapon/Tag
Hunters
Hunt Dates
Special Restrictions
Boundary
Permits
Mt. Spokane
Modern
Any
Oct. 16-29 and Nov. 6-19
Antlerless
GMU 124
5
Mica Peak
Modern
Any
Oct. ((16-26))15-25
Antlerless
GMU 127
5
Cheney Mule Deer
Modern
Any
Oct. ((16-26))15-25
Mule deer, antlerless
GMU 130
10
Cheney White-tailed Deer
Modern
Any
Oct. ((16-26))15-25
White-tailed, antlerless
GMU 130
5
Roosevelt Mule Deer
Modern
Any
Oct. ((16-26))15-25
Mule deer, antlerless
GMU 133
15
Roosevelt White-tailed Deer
Modern
Any
Oct. ((16-26))15-25
White-tailed, antlerless
GMU 133
5
Harrington
Modern
Any
Oct. ((16-26))15-25
Antlerless
GMU 136
10
Steptoe
Modern
Any
Oct. ((16-26))15-25
White-tailed, antlerless
GMU 139
5
Almota
Modern
Any
Oct. ((16-26))15-25
White-tailed, antlerless
GMU 142
5
Washtucna
Modern
Hunter with Disability
Oct. ((16-26))15-25
Mule deer, antlerless
GMUs 139, 142, 284, 381
20
Blue Mtns. Foothills
Modern
Hunter with Disability
Oct. ((16-26))15-25
Antlerless
GMUs 145, 149, 154, 163, Deer Area 1010, 178, 181
((20))
10
East Okanogan
Modern
Hunter with Disability
Oct. ((16-26))15-25
Antlerless
GMU 204
((5))
3
Wannacut
Modern
Hunter with Disability
Oct. ((16-26))15-25
Antlerless
GMU 209
((5))
3
Sinlahekin
Modern
Hunter with Disability
Oct. ((16-26))15-25
Antlerless
GMU 215
((5))
3
Chewuch
Modern
Hunter with Disability
Oct. ((16-26))15-25
Antlerless
GMU 218
((5))
3
Pearrygin
Modern
Hunter with Disability
Oct. ((16-26))15-25
Antlerless
GMU 224
((5))
3
Gardner
Modern
Hunter with Disability
Oct. ((16-26))15-25
Antlerless
GMU 231
((5))
3
Pogue
Modern
Hunter with Disability
Oct. ((16-26))15-25
Antlerless
GMU 233
((5))
3
Chiliwist
Modern
Hunter with Disability
Oct. ((16-26))15-25
Antlerless
GMU 239
((5))
3
Alta
Modern
Hunter with Disability
Oct. ((16-26))15-25
Antlerless
GMU 242
((5))
3
Chiwawa
Modern
Hunter with Disability
Oct. ((16-26))15-25
Antlerless
GMU 245
3
Entiat
Modern
Hunter with Disability
Oct. ((16-26))15-25
Antlerless
GMU 247
3
Mission
Modern
Hunter with Disability
Oct. ((16-26))15-25
Antlerless
GMU 251
3
Saint Andrews
Modern
Hunter with Disability
Oct. ((16-26))15-25
Antlerless
GMU 254
5
Bridgeport
Modern
Hunter with Disability
Oct. ((16-26))15-25
Antlerless
GMUs 248, 260
5
Palisades
Modern
Hunter with Disability
Oct. ((16-26))15-25
Antlerless
GMUs 266, 269
5
Beezley
Modern
Hunter with Disability
Oct. ((16-26))15-25
Antlerless
GMU 272
10
Horse Heaven Hills
Modern
Hunter with Disability
Oct. ((16-26))15-25
Antlerless
GMU 373
10
Kahlotus
Modern
Hunter with Disability