Washington Hunting News

Washington Master Hunter Apps Due April 16th
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is currently accepting enrollment applications through April 16 for its redesigned Master Hunter program.
Washington DFW Multi-Season Permit Drawing
Deer and elk hunters have until March 31 to enter their name in a drawing for a 2008 multiple-season permit, which can greatly improve their chance of success in the field.
Washington DFW Feeds Mount St. Helens Elk
A stretch of cold and wet winter weather – beginning with December rainstorms and floods – has prompted the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) to initiate a winter feeding program for elk in the Mount St. Helens Wildlife Area.
Washington Spring Bear Hunt Apps Due March 13th
Hunters may now submit applications for spring black bear hunting permits, applicable to specific areas of western and eastern Washington.
Washington DFW Grants Available
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) will begin accepting applications Dec. 1 from individuals and groups seeking financial support for volunteer projects that benefit fish and wildlife.
Washington FWC Extends Hound Hunting for One Year
The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission approved one-time hunter-education requirement deferrals, extended hound-hunting of cougars for one year and heard public input on proposed sportfishing rules at its Nov. 2-3 meeting in Chelan.
Washington DFW Extends Cougar Application Deadline
The application deadline has been extended until Oct. 17 for hunters interested in participating in the public-safety cougar removal program.
Washington Pilot Cougar Hunt Applications Available
Applications are available for prospective hunters who want to participate in a pilot cougar-hunting season with the aid of dogs that begins Dec. 1 in five northeastern Washington counties.
Washington Seeks Volunteers for Hunts
Hunters could gain daily access—during special-permit elk hunts—to up to 200,000 acres of private timberland near Mount St. Helens this fall, if enough volunteers step forward to help the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) coordinate the hunt.
Washington DFW Hunter Education Course Changes
The new on-line version of the state's basic hunter-education program is about to leave the old home-study course by the wayside.