We set out to create the most simplified guide to Washington hunting seasons for 2022-2023.
Want to find out season dates, learn about regulations and bag limits, understand license requirements, and get access helpful links?
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Whether deer, elk, waterfowl, or upland game, the hunt of a lifetime can be found in Washington. Hunting remains a vital way of life for many residents and non-residents in Washington and contributes to statewide conservation efforts. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife maintains opportunities for seasoned and first-time hunters alike.
Early Archery: September 1 - September 24, 2021
Late Archery (whitetail): November 10 - December 15, 2021
General Season: October 16, 2021 - October 29, 2021
Late General Season (whitetail): November 6, 2021 - November 19, 2021
Early Muzzleloader: September 25, 2021 - October 3, 2021
Late Muzzleloader (whitetail): November 20, 2021- Dec. 8, 2021
Fall General Season: September 1, 2021 - December 31, 2021
Spring General Season: January 1, 2022 - April 30, 2022
Spring Youth Turkey: April 15, 2022 - May 31, 2022
See the map below for a breakdown of Washington's hunting zones:
Bag limits vary by zone and animal so consult the official site once you have more details about your hunt.
You can hunt on Sundays in Washington state.
You have to wear at least 400 square inches of orange when hunting.
Official State Site: https://wdfw.wa.gov/hunting
Washington does not allow hunting of Columbian white-tailed deer.
In Washington you can hunt whitetail deer, blacktail deer, mule deer, bear, elk, goat, moose, sheep, mountain lion, bobcat, turkey, fox, goose, pheasant, duck, dove and more.
Bow hunting season opens September 1, 2021 in Washington state.