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Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife

Map of Washington Regions 1-6

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


Barbara Baker, Commission Chair (Western Washington position, Thurston County)

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

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

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

Molly Linville (Eastern Washington position, Douglas County)

Woodrow “Woody” Myers (At-Large position, Spokane County)

Steve Parker (Eastern Washington position, Yakima County)

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

Lorna Smith (Western Washington position, Jefferson County)


Kelly Susewind

Buy Your Hunting License Online:

For License Information & Vendor Locations:

(360) 902-2464


Hunting Prospects:

No Hunting of Pronghorn Antelope

Pronghorn antelope disappeared from Washington decades ago, but have recently been reintroduced to both the Yakama and Colville Reservations (where tribal governments have authority over resident wildlife). You may encounter small groups, both within, and well beyond the borders of these reservations. Although classified as a game species in Washington, there is currently NO harvest of pronghorns authorized by the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission. The distribution of pronghorns in Washington overlaps that of mule deer. Hunters: Please be aware of the difference.

For more information on Pronghorn Antelope, see

Forest Grouse Wing and Tail Collection

Successful forest grouse hunters are requested to submit a wing and tail from each forest grouse harvested. Wings and tails should be placed in a paper bag (one bag for each bird) and can be brought to any WDFW District or Regional office. The wings and tails can also be deposited in collection barrels placed around the state. Paper bags are available at each collection barrel. Check the WDFW website or contact a district office to find out if there are collection barrels in your area. Fall grouse seasons will be published in June in the Game Bird and Small Game Hunting Regulations pamphlet.

Review Hunts in the Upgraded
Hunt Planner!

Go to and click on
“Hunt Planner Webmap”

Screenshot of Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife's 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

Tick Information from Washington State Department of Health

Hunter Orange and/or Fluorescent Hunter Pink

Under the following conditions a minimum of 400 square inches of fluorescent hunter orange and/or fluorescent hunter pink exterior clothing is required. It must be worn above the waist and be visible from all sides. A hat, by itself, does not meet this requirement.

  • It is unlawful to hunt upland birds or rabbits with a firearm, other than a muzzleloading firearm, during any upland game bird season unless the hunter is wearing fluorescent hunter orange and/or fluorescent hunter pink clothing.
  • It is unlawful to hunt big game, except bear and cougar, with modern firearm equipment at any time in any manner unless the hunter is wearing fluorescent hunter orange and/or fluorescent hunter pink clothing.
  • It is unlawful to hunt wildlife, except migratory birds, during those times and in those places open to taking of deer or elk during nonmaster hunter, modern firearm general seasons, unless the hunter is wearing fluorescent hunter orange and/or fluorescent hunter pink clothing.

Hunter Orange and/or Fluorescent Hunter Pink Clothing is NOT Required:

  • During an upland game bird season for anyone hunting upland game birds with a muzzleloading firearm, bow and arrow, or falconry.
  • While hunting in a muzzleloading or archery only season and possessing a valid muzzleloading or archery deer or elk tag.
  • See WAC 220-414-080.

Become a Good Witness

Visit the Eyes In The Woods Association website and enroll in a Crime Observation and Reporting Training (C.O.R.T.) session.

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.

Game Bird and Small Game Hunting Regulations

The Game Bird and Small Game Seasons Pamphlet will be published in June. To inquire about regulation information, contact: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife at (360) 902-2515 or via email at [email protected].