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Game Bird Hunting

Game Bird Hunting

Migratory Game Bird Seasons

Ducks, Coots, Snipe, Pigeon and Dove Seasons

Species

Area

Season Dates

Daily Bag Limit

Possession Limit

Duck

For sea duck authorizations, see License Fees & Information.

W. Washington Youth

Sept. 24 (Youth Onlya)

7b

7b

E. Washington Youth

Oct. 1 (Youth Onlya)

7b

7b

Youth, Veterans & Active Military (Statewide)

Feb. 4a

7b

7b

Statewide

Oct. 15-23 & Oct. 26 - Jan. 29, except Scaup season closed Oct. 15 - Nov. 4

7b

21b

Coot

W. Washington Youth

Sept. 24 (Youth Onlya)

25

25

E. Washington Youth

Oct. 1 (Youth Onlya)

25

25

Youth, Veterans & Active Military (Statewide)

Feb. 4a

25

25

Statewide

Oct. 15-23 & Oct. 26 - Jan. 29

25

75

Snipe

Statewide

Oct. 15-23 & Oct. 26 - Jan. 29

8

24

Band-tailed Pigeon

For authorization reporting requirements, see License Fees & Information.

Statewide

Sept. 17-25

2

6

Mourning Dove

Statewide

Sept. 1 - Oct. 30

15

45

2022-2023 Migratory Game Bird Seasons - Western Washington

Species

Area

Season Dates

Daily Bag Limit

Possession Limit

Canada Goose
September Seasons

Goose Mgmt Areas 1 & 3

Sept. 3-8

5 c

15 c

Goose Mgmt Area 2

Sept. 3-11

5 c,d

15 c,d

Goose
(except Brant)

Note: Canada Geese are all subspecies of Canada and Cackling geese. White Geese are snow, Ross' and blue phase geese. Dusky Canada goose season is closed. No other goose species is open to harvest.

Canada Geese

White-Fronted Geese

White Geese

Canada Geese

White-Fronted Geese

White Geese

Western Washington Youth (Goose Mgmt Areas 1, 2, & 3)

Sept. 24 (Canada and white-fronted goose only)

4

10

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4

10

Youth, Veterans & Active Military (Statewide)

Feb. 4

4

10

10

4

10

10

Goose Mgmt Area 1e

For snow goose authorization reporting requirements, see License Fees & Information.

Regular Season: Oct. 15 - Nov. 27 and Dec. 10 - Jan. 29

4

10

10

12

30

30

Late Season (white goose only): Feb. 11-21. See pamphlet for details.

20

60

Goose Mgmt Area 2 - Coastf (includes Pacific County and that portion of Grays Harbor County west of Highway 101).

Dusky Canada Goose season is closed in Area 2 during October - March.

For authorization requirements, see pamphlet.

During Feb. 11-22, National Wildlife Refuges and WDFW Wildlife Areas are closed to goose hunting in this management area.

Every day Oct. 15-30

Saturdays, Sundays, & Wednesdays only

Nov. 4 - Dec. 4, Dec. 21 - Jan. 22, and Feb. 11-22.

3g

10

10

9g

30

30

Goose Mgmt Area 2 - Inlandf (includes Clark, Cowlitz, and Wahkiakum counties; and that portion of Grays Harbor County east of Highway 101).

Dusky Canada Goose season is closed in GMA2 during October - March.

For authorization requirements, see pamphlet.

During Feb. 11 - Mar. 8, National Wildlife Refuges and WDFW Wildlife Areas are closed to goose hunting in this management area.

All areas except Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge:

Every day Oct. 15-30

Saturdays, Sundays, & Wednesdays only

Nov. 23 - Jan. 15 and Feb. 11 - Mar. 8

3g

10

10

9g

30

30

Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge:

Tuesdays, Thursdays, & Saturdays only

Oct. 15-30 and Nov. 23 - Jan. 14

Goose Mgmt Area 3

Oct. 15-27 & Nov. 5 - Jan. 29

4

10

10

12

30

30

Brant
For authorization reporting requirements, see regulations.

Skagit County

Starts closed: Additional season dates to be determined by aerial survey results. Season updates will be provided by WDFW news release.

2

6

Clallam & Whatcom

Jan. 21, 25 and 28

2

6

Pacific County

Jan. 7, 8, 10, 12, 14, 15, 17, 19, 21, 22, 24, 26, 28 and 29.

2

6

Youth, Veterans & Active Military (Clallam, Pacific, Whatcom)

Feb. 4. Skagit County status will be determined by aerial survey results.

2

2

Swans

Closed Statewide

2022-2023 Migratory Game Bird Seasons - Eastern Washington

Species

Area

Season Dates

Daily Bag Limit

Possession Limit

Canada Goose
September Seasons

Goose Management Areas 4 & 5

Sept. 3-4

5 c

10 c

Goose
(except Brant)

Note: Canada Geese are all subspecies of Canada and cackling geese. White Geese are snow, Ross’ and blue phase geese. No other goose species is open to harvest.

Canada Geese

White-Fronted Geese

White Geese

Canada Geese

White-Fronted Geese

White Geese

Eastern Washington Youth (Goose Mgmt Areas 4 & 5)

Oct. 1 (Canada and White-fronted Goose only)

4

10

4

10

Youth, Veterans & Active Military (Statewide)

Feb. 4

4

10

10

4

10

10

Goose Management Area 4

Saturdays, Sundays, & Wednesdays only during:

(Canada & white-fronted goose only)

Oct. 15 - Nov. 2.

4

10

12

30

Saturdays, Sundays, & Wednesdays only during:
Canada, White-fronted, & White geese

Nov. 5 - Jan. 29; Every day Jan. 23-29; Additional hunt days include: Nov. 11, 24 and 25; Dec. 26, 27, 28, 30, and 31; and Jan. 16.

4

10

10

12

30

30

Late Season (white goose only): Feb. 11 - March 1.

20

60

Goose Management Area 5

Oct. 15-31 & Nov. 5 - Jan. 29

4

10

10

12

30

30

Swans

Closed Statewide