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Washington

Hunting

Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife

Olympia Headquarters Office

Natural Resources Building
1111 Washington Street SE
Olympia, WA 98501
Dept. of Fish and Wildlife
PO Box 43200
Olympia, WA 98504-3200

Agency Receptionist: - (360) 902-2200

TDD: - (800) 833-6388

Wildlife Program: - (360) 902-2515

Report Wolf Incident (24 hrs) - (877) 933-9847

Enforcement Program: - (360) 902-2936

Poaching in Progress: - Dial: 911

To report a violation: (24 hrs) - (877) 933-9847

Fish Program: - (360) 902-2700

Hunter Education: - (360) 902-8111

Licensing Division: - (360) 902-2464

ADA Program - (360) 902-2349

Regional Offices

Region 1 - Spokane: - (509) 892-1001

2315 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley, WA 99216-1566

Region 2 - Ephrata: - (509) 754-4624

1550 Alder St. NW, Ephrata, WA 98823-9699

District Office - Wenatchee: - (509) 662-0452

3860 Highway 97A., Wenatchee, WA 98801-9607

Region 3 - Yakima: - (509) 575-2740

1701 S 24th Ave., Yakima, WA 98902-5720

Region 4 - Mill Creek: - (425) 775-1311

16018 Mill Creek Blvd., Mill Creek, WA 98012-1541

Region 5 - Ridgefield: - (360) 696-6211

5525 S 11th Street, Ridgefield, WA 98642

Region 6 - Montesano: - (360) 249-4628

48 Devonshire Road, Montesano, WA 98563-9618

Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission:

Barbara Baker, Commission Chair (At-large position, Thurston County)

Molly Linville, Vice Chair (Eastern Washington position, Douglas County)

James “Jim” R. Anderson (At-large position, Pierce County)

John Lehmkuhl, Ph.D. (Eastern Washington position, Chelan County)

Donald “Don” McIsaac, Ph.D. (Western Washington position, Clark County)

Tim Ragen, Ph.D. (Western Washington position, Skagit County)

Melanie Rowland, J.D. (At-large position, Okanogan County)

Lorna Smith (Western Washington position, Jefferson County)

Kim Thorburn (Eastern Washington position, Spokane County)

Kelly Susewind, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Director

Help WDFW Manage Your Wildlife Resources

Radio-Collars and Chemical Immobilizing Drugs

Attention hunters: When drugs are used to capture an animal, it is marked with an ear tag printed with directions to call the Department before consuming the meat. This is so that WDFW staff can look up information associated with that animal to determine whether sufficient time has passed for drug residues to be depleted from the animal’s system per federal Food and Drug Administration guidelines. In most cases this time period is 30 days or less from the time the animal received the drugs, although there are exceptions depending on the drug that was used. If you harvest an animal that cannot be consumed due to potential drug residues remaining in the meat, the Department will re-issue your original transport tag, special permit, or special permit points as appropriate. It is legal to harvest wildlife with radio-collars and/or ear tags. Please notify WDFW if a collared animal is harvested using the contact information on the collar or by contacting your local WDFW office. Please be aware that several Tribes also capture animals and you may have to contact their biologists before contacting WDFW.

BearWise Washington

YOU can help keep bears wild by being BearWise at your home or while camping, hunting, fishing or hiking.

  • Never feed or approach bears
  • Clean and secure attractants including garbage, food, grills, recycling
  • Never leave pet or livestock feed out
  • Remove bird feeders

Learn more about living responsibly with black bears by visiting BearWise.org

Review Hunts in the Upgraded
Hunt Planner!

Go to https://wdfw.wa.gov/hunting/re... and click on
“Hunt Planner Webmap”

  • New features, improved functionality, and more intuitive design
  • Browser-based, mobile-friendly web map*
  • Review harvest statistics and trends alongside hunting opportunities**

* No additional Mobile App download required. Accessible in all modern web browsers

** Not available for all hunting opportunities

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