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washington special draw

can anyone tell me if i a non resident of washington has to buy a hunting license to even put in for special draw for sheep elk and deer,or how does there system work,like does bonus points cost a fee ,please any and all help will be appreciated thanks.

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washington special draw

Welcome aboard. I don't have an answer for you but we have a number of guy's from Wash that will probally tell you.

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I just looked on the WA fish and game website and it says that applicants putting in for goat, sheep, and moose do not need to have a license to be drawn. Doesn't mention anything about elk or deer, i'm guessing you need a license for those which doesn't really make sense if you're a non-resident. I wouldn't put in for deer or elk anyways in this state if i were you, but would for the other game species. Applications for every species is around $53 a piece for non-residents. If you're seriously thinking about putting in for deer and elk I would contact the game department and find more info. If you are not drawn you acquire a bonus point and each year that u point in you accumulate another one and build them up until you're drawn.

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thanks for the heads up guys. does anyone know how many bonus points people can have in 2007.like how far im i behind?

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Well if you've never put in you're a ways behind. I'm not quite sure if there is a limit on the amount a person can have, but i'm leaning towards there is no limit. So for instance i haven't been drawn for elk since 2000 so i have 6 points built up for that and have 7 or 8 (forgot) for deer. I think i have like 10 for goat and 8 for moose and not sure about sheep. All depends on how long everyone has been putting in for. My grandpa finally got drawn for sheep back in 2001 i think and he had been putting in ever since the sheep application was an option back in the 70's i think. But dont let that discourage you, the amount of points doesn't always matter because i've heard of people getting drawn with only 1 point, a friend was drawn back to back years for elk and i know someone who was drawn with 1 point for sheep.

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buy the raffle tickets for moose, goat, and sheep. some real good elk can be found in this state as well as some real good mule deer. not as good as other western states in numbers, but if you put your time in, you can find some great animals. the question you really have to ask is do you want to spend the money to buy the big game tags, then the deer or elk tag. this place is extremely expensive to hunt as a non-res. you have a fair chance of drawing deer or elk with no points depending on the area you want to put in for.

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I have 8 points for moose also here in Washington. But got drawn for spring bear this year so far might be my lucky year....have 3 more to go. Moose 2nd deer, and branched antler elk.... Thumbs up

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