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Washington

Game Bird Hunting

Western Washington Goose Management Areas

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

During Feb. 12-22, 2022, 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

2021-2022 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. 4-9

5 c

15 c

Goose Mgmt Area 2

Sept. 4-12

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)

Sept. 25 (Canada and white-fronted goose only)

4

10

­—

4

10

Youth, Veterans & Active Military (Statewide)

Feb. 5

4

10

10

4

10

10

Goose Mgmt Area 1e

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

During Feb. 12-22 specified WDFW lands are closed.

Regular Season (all goose types): Oct. 16 - Nov. 28 and Dec. 11 - Jan. 30

4

10

10

12

30

30

Late Season (white goose only): Feb. 12-22. 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. 12 - 23, National Wildlife Refuges and WDFW Wildlife Areas are closed to goose hunting in this management area.

All areas except Willapa National Wildlife Refuge:

Every day Oct. 16 - 31

Saturdays, Sundays, & Wednesdays only

Nov. 3 - Dec. 5, Dec. 22 - Jan. 23, and Feb. 12 - 23.

4g

10

10

12g

30

30

Willapa National Wildlife Refuge:

Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday only

Oct. 16 - 31, Nov. 3 - Dec. 5, and Dec. 22 - Jan. 23

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. 12 - Mar. 9, 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. 16 - 31

Saturdays, Sundays, & Wednesdays only

Nov. 24 - Jan. 16 and Feb. 12 - Mar. 9

4g

10

10

12g

30

30

Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge:

Tuesdays, Thursdays, & Saturdays only

Oct. 16- 31 and Nov. 24 - Jan. 15

Goose Mgmt Area 3

Oct. 16-28 & Nov. 6 - Jan. 30

4

10

10

12

30

30

Brant
For authorization reporting requirements, see regulations.

Skagit County

Jan. 15 and 22. Additional season dates to be determined by aerial survey results. Season updates will be provided by WDFW news release.

2

6

Clallam & Whatcom

Jan. 15, 19 and 22

2

6

Pacific County

Jan. 8, 9, 11, 13, 15, 16, 18, 20, 22, 23, 25, 27, 29 and 30

2

6

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

Feb. 5

2

2

Swans

Closed Statewide