Washington Hunting News

Public Meetings Postponed on Colockum Elk Plan
Public meetings to review the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife's (WDFW) draft plan for management of the Colockum elk herd have been postponed.
Commission Approves New Incentives to Open Private Lands to Hunting
A new, three-part strategy to encourage private landowners to open their lands to hunting won unanimous approval by the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission at a meeting here Nov. 18-19.
WDFW Seeks Public Input on Developing Hunting Seasons
Citizens have a chance to express their views on the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s (WDFW) upcoming hunting seasons through a new online survey.
Hunters Urged to Help Test for Deer & Elk Disease
The Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is seeking hunters’ cooperation this fall as it continues to check deer and elk for chronic wasting disease (CWD) during the fall hunting season.
Pilot Cougar Hunt
Applications are available for prospective hunters who want to participate in the second year of a three-year pilot cougar-hunting season with the aid of dogs, beginning Dec. 1 in five northeastern Washington counties.
Commission Sets Waterfowl and Cougar Hunting Rules
The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission set fall waterfowl hunting seasons, adopted amendments to cougar hunting with hounds, and set a $10 penalty for failure to report hunting activity at a meeting here Friday.
Cougar Incident Reports Now Available Online
Reports of cougar interactions with people, pets and livestock in Washington state are now available online through the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) website.
Big-Game Raffle Permit Ticket Purchase Deadline
Hunters have one last chance for a special big-game permit this fall, as the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) will sell raffle tickets until Aug. 7 for deer, elk, moose, California bighorn sheep and mountain goat hunts.
Deadline for Special-Hunt Permits
Time is running short for hunters who plan to apply for a big game special-hunt permit for the coming season, said Dave Ware, game division manager for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW). Special-hunt applications must be successfully submitted to the department by midnight June 19.
WDFW will Brief Fish and Wildlife Commission on Cougar Management & Hunter Access
The nine-member commission, which sets policy for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), is also scheduled to take action on several land transactions and consider a proposal to raise the maximum buyback price for a commercial sea-cucumber license.