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Washington

Game Bird Hunting

Resident Game Bird Seasons

2022-2023 Upland Game Bird Seasons

Species

Area

Season Dates

Daily Bag Limit

Possession Limit

Forest Grouse
(Ruffed, Sooty, Dusky, and Spruce)

Statewide

Sept. 15 - Jan. 15

4 grouse per day, to include not more than 3 Dusky or Sooty Grouse (combined), 3 Spruce Grouse, and 3 Ruffed Grouse.

12 grouse, to include not more than 9 Dusky or Sooty Grouse (combined), 9 Spruce Grouse, and 9 Ruffed Grouse.

Sage and Sharp-tailed Grouse, Ptarmigan

Closed Statewide

Pheasant

*At the Samish release site pheasants will only be released during the youth and senior seasons. Please see the WDFW website (https://wdfw.wa.gov/hunting/locations/upland-bird) for alternative sites.

Western Washington

8am to 4pm Sept. 17-18 (Youth Only)

2 either sex

4 either sex

8am to 4pm Sept. 19-23 (Hunters 65 Years or Older, Hunters with Disabilities)

2 either sex

10 either sex

Western Washington
Regular Season

8am to 4pm
Sept. 24 - Nov. 30

2 either sex

15 either sex

Western Washington
Extended Season
(no pheasants released)

8am to 4pm Dec. 1-15

ONLY at Belfair, JBLM, Kosmos, Lincoln Creek, Scatter Creek, Skookumchuck, Green Diamond resource lands & Whidbey Island release sites

2 either sex

15 either sex

Eastern Washington

Sept. 17-18 (Youth Only)

3 cocks only

6 cocks only

Sept. 19-23 (Hunters 65 Years or Older, Hunters with Disabilities)

3 cocks only

15 cocks only

Eastern Washington
Regular Season

Oct. 22 - Jan. 16

3 cocks only

15 cocks only

California (Valley) Quail and
Northern Bobwhite

Western Washington

8am to 4pm Sept. 24 - Nov. 30

10 mixed bag

30 mixed bag

Eastern Washington

Sept. 17-18 (Youth Only)

10 mixed bag

20 mixed bag

Eastern Washington
Regular Season

Oct. 1 - Jan. 16

10 mixed bag

30 mixed bag

Quail (Mountain)

Western Washington

8am to 4pm Sept. 24 - Nov. 30

2

4

Eastern Washington

Closed throughout Eastern Washington

Gray Partridge

Eastern Washington

Sept. 17-18 (Youth Only)

6

12

Oct. 1 - Jan. 16

6

18

Chukar

Eastern Washington

Sept. 17-18 (Youth Only)

6

12

Oct. 1 - Jan. 31

6

18

Crow

Statewide

Sept. 1 - Dec. 31

No limit

No limit