Logo

Western Washington Goose Management Areas

Washington Bird Hunting

Mandatory Harvest Report requirement in Goose Management Area 1 due March 20th.

During Feb. 13-23, 2021, in Snohomish County, that portion east of Interstate 5 is closed to goose hunting in Goose Management Area 1.

During Feb. 13-23, 2021, the following specified WDFW lands are closed to goose hunting in Goose Management Area 1:

  • Fir Island Farm Game Reserve Unit
  • Is­land Unit
  • Johnson DeBay’s Slough Swan Reserve and Hunt Unit
  • Leque Island Unit
  • Samish Unit
  • Samish River Unit
  • South Padilla Bay Unit
  • Skagit Headquar­ters Unit

2020-2021 Migratory Game Bird Seasons – Western Washington

Species

Area

Season Dates

Daily Bag Limit

Possession Limit

Canada Goose
September Seasons
Goose Management Areas 1 & 3 Sept. 5-10 5 c 15 c
Goose Management Areas 2 Coast and Inland Sept. 5-13 5 c,d 15 c,d
Goose
(except Brant)
Note: Canada Geese are all types of Canada geese including cackling, Taverner’s and Aleutian geese. White geese are snow and Ross’ geese. Dusky Canada goose season is closed.

Canada Geese

White-Fronted Geese

White Geese

Canada Geese

White-Fronted Geese

White Geese

Western Washington Youth (Goose Mgmt Areas 1, 2, & 3) Sep. 26 (Canada and White-fronted Goose only) 4 10 4 10
Youth, Veterans & Active Military (Statewide) Feb. 6 4 10 6 4 10 6
Goose Management Area 1e

For snow goose authorization reporting requirements, see regulations.

Regular Season (all goose types): Oct. 17 – Nov. 29 and Dec. 12 – Jan. 31 4 10 6 12 30 18
Late Season (white goose only):
Feb 13-23. See regulations for details.
6 18
Goose Management Area 2 – Coastf

Dusky Canada Goose season is closed in GMA2.

For authorization requirements, see regulations.

During Feb. 13-24, National Wildlife Refuges and WDFW Wildlife Areas are closed to goose hunting in this management area.

All areas except Willapa National Wildlife Refuge: Everyday Oct. 17 – Nov. 1

Saturdays, Sundays, & Wednesdays only Nov. 4 – Dec. 6, Dec. 23 – Jan. 24, and Feb. 13-24

4g 10 6 12g 30 18
Willapa National Wildlife Refuge:
Wednesdays, Saturdays, & Sundays onlyOct. 17 – Nov. 1, Nov. 4 – Dec. 6, Dec. 23 – Jan. 24.
Goose Management Area 2 – Inlandf

Dusky Canada Goose season is closed in GMA2.

For authorization requirements, regulations.

During Feb. 13 – Mar. 10, National Wildlife Refuges and WDFW Wildlife Areas are closed to goose hunting in this management area.

All areas except Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge:
Everyday Oct. 17 – Nov. 1Saturdays, Sundays, & Wednesdays only

Nov. 25 – Jan. 17 and Feb. 13 – Mar. 10

4g 10 6 12g 30 18
Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge:
Tuesdays, Thursdays, & Saturdays only Oct. 17 – Nov. 1 and Nov. 25 – Jan. 16
Goose Management Area 3 Oct. 17-29 & Nov. 7 – Jan. 31 4 10 6 12 30 18
Brant
For authorization reporting requirements, see regulations.
Skagit County Jan. 16 and 23. Additional season dates to be determined by aerial survey results. Season updates will be provided by WDFW news release. 2 6
Clallam & Whatcom Jan. 16, 20, and 23 2 6
Pacific County Jan. 9, 10, 12, 14, 16, 17, 19, 21, 23, 24, 26, 28, 30 and 31 2 6
Youth, Veterans & Active Military
(Skagit, Clallam, Whatcom & Pacific)
Feb. 6 2 2
Swans Closed Statewide