Migratory Game Bird Seasons
Washington Bird Hunting
Ducks, Coots, Snipe, Pigeon and Dove Seasons
Daily Bag Limit
For sea duck authorizations see License Fees & Information.
|W. Washington Youth||Sept. 26a||7b||7b|
|E. Washington Youth||Oct. 3a||7b||7b|
|Youth, Veterans & Active Military (Statewide)||Feb. 6a||7b||7b|
|Statewide||Oct. 17-25 & Oct. 28 – Jan. 31, except Scaup season closed Oct. 17 – Nov. 6||7b||21b|
|Coot||W. Washington Youth||Sept. 26||25||25|
|E. Washington Youth||Oct. 3||25||25|
|Youth, Veteran & Active Military||Feb. 6a||25||25|
|Statewide||Oct. 17-25 & Oct. 28 – Jan. 31||25||75|
|Snipe||Statewide||Oct. 17-25 & Oct. 28 – Jan. 31||8||24|
|Band-tailed Pigeon |
For authorization reporting requirements, see License Fees & Information.
|Statewide||Sept. 15 – 23||2||6|
|Mourning Dove||Statewide||Sept. 1 – Oct. 30||15||45|
|a Special hunting dates: Youth is open to hunters under 16 years of age (must be accompanied by an adult at least 18 years old who is not hunting unless eligible); Veterans and Active Military is open to: veterans must have served in the active military, naval, or air service, and discharged or released under Honorable conditions, Active duty military includes members of the National Guard and Reserves on active duty (other than for training). Must have one of the following, or a copy of, during the hunt: DD214, Veteran Benefit Card, Retired Active Military I.D., or Active Duty I.D. card. |
b Daily bag limit: 7 ducks, to include not more than 2 hen mallard, 1 pintail, 2 scaup, 2 canvasback, and 2 redhead statewide; and to include not more than 1 harlequin (see season limit), 2 scoter, 2 long0tailed duck, & 2 goldeneye in western Washington.
Possession limit (Youth and Youth, Vetern and Active Military Dates): Same as daily bag limit.
Possesion limit (Regular Season): 21 ducks, to include not more than 6 hen mallard, 3 pintail, 6 scaup, 6 canvasback, and 6 redhead statewide; and to include not more than 1 harlequin, 6 scoter, 6 long-tailed duck, and 6 goldeneye in western Washington.
Season limit: 1 harlequin in western Washington.