We set out to create the most simplified guide to Washington hunting seasons for 2023.
Want to find out season dates, learn about regulations and bag limits, understand license requirements, and get access helpful links?
Then you’ll love the info outlined in today’s guide. Let’s dive right in.
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, 2023
Late Archery (whitetail): November 10 - December 15, 2023
General Season: October 16, 2023 - October 29, 2023
Late General Season (whitetail): November 6, 2023 - November 19, 2023
Early Muzzleloader: September 25, 2023 - October 3, 2023
Late Muzzleloader (whitetail): November 20, 2023- Dec. 8, 2023
Fall General Season: September 1, 2023 - December 31, 2023
Spring General Season: January 1, 2024 - April 30, 2024
Spring Youth Turkey: April 15, 2023 - May 31, 2023
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