This year the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is requiring hunters to file different reports for general season and special permit hunts. In order to improve reporting they are definitely taking the "carrot" instead of the "stick" approach. According to the Tacoma News Tribune  Washington hunters that file reports have a chance at winning one of nine 2011 special hunting permits.
That’s an incentive to get people to report this year’s hunting activities for black bear, deer, elk, or turkey to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife by Jan. 10. Those who meet the deadline will be included in a drawing for five deer permits and four elk permits in various areas of the state. Those permits will be valid from Sept. 1 through Dec. 31, 2011. To qualify for the drawing, hunters must submit a report for each black bear, deer, elk or turkey tag they purchased in 2010.