Chapter 220-416 WAC

Last Update: 5/11/18

WILDLIFEHUNTINGSMALL GAME, BIRDS, AND OTHER WILDLIFE

WAC Sections

220-416-0102018-2019, 2019-2020, 2020-2021 Small game and other wildlife seasons and regulations.
220-416-020Official hunting hours for big game animals, rabbits, hares, fox, and forest grouse.
220-416-030Live decoys unlawful—Waterfowl and wild turkey.
220-416-040Hunting predatory birds.
220-416-050Official hunting hours for game birds—Migratory game birds, upland birds, and wild turkeys.
220-416-0602018-2019 Migratory waterfowl seasons and regulations.
220-416-070Columbia, Snake, and Yakima River waterfowl, coot, and snipe closures.
220-416-080Lynch Cove and Union River hunting area restriction (Mason County).
220-416-090Northern Puget Sound hunting method restriction.
220-416-100Baiting of game birds—Unlawful.
220-416-110Use of game birds for training dogs, field trials—Marking requirements.
220-416-120Bullfrogs.


220-416-010
2018-2019, 2019-2020, 2020-2021 Small game and other wildlife seasons and regulations.

Hunters must comply with the bag, possession, and season limits described in this section. Failure to do so constitutes a violation of RCW 77.15.245, 77.15.400, or 77.15.430, depending on the species hunted and the circumstances of the violation.
STATEWIDE SEASONS
(1) FOREST GROUSE (BLUE, RUFFED, AND SPRUCE)
(a) DAILY BAG LIMIT: 4 grouse per day, to include not more than 3 Blue Grouse, 3 Spruce Grouse, and 3 Ruffed Grouse.
(b) POSSESSION LIMIT: 12 grouse, to include not more than 9 Blue Grouse, 9 Spruce Grouse, and 9 Ruffed Grouse.
(c) SEASON DATES: Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 during the current license year.
(2) BOBCAT
(a) BAG AND POSSESSION LIMITS: No limit.
(b) SEASON DATES: Sept. 1 - Mar. 15 during the current license year.
(c) RESTRICTION: It is unlawful to hunt bobcat with dogs. Night hunting for bobcat is prohibited in GMUs that fall within the lynx management zones identified by the department.
(3) RACCOON
(a) BAG AND POSSESSION LIMITS: No limit.
(b) OPEN AREA: Statewide.
(c) SEASON DATES: Sept. 1 - Mar. 15 during the current license year.
(4) FOX
(a) BAG AND POSSESSION LIMITS: No limit.
(b) OPEN AREA: Statewide, EXCEPT closed within the exterior boundaries of the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie, Okanogan, Wenatchee, and Gifford Pinchot National Forests.
(c) SEASON DATES: Sept. 1 - Mar. 15 during the current license year.
(5) COYOTE
(a) BAG AND POSSESSION LIMITS: No limit.
(b) OPEN AREA: Statewide.
(c) SEASON DATES: Year-round.
(d) RESTRICTION: It is unlawful to hunt coyote with dogs.
(6) COTTONTAIL RABBIT AND SNOWSHOE HARE (OR WASHINGTON HARE)
(a) BAG AND POSSESSION LIMITS: 5 cottontails or snowshoe hares per day, with a total of 15 in possession at any time, straight or mixed bag.
(b) SEASON DATES: Sept. 1 - Mar. 15 during the current license year.
(7) CROWS
(a) BAG AND POSSESSION LIMITS: No limit.
(b) SEASON DATES: Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 during the current license year.
(8) JACKRABBIT:
Closed statewide.
(9) PTARMIGAN, SAGE, AND SHARP-TAILED GROUSE:
Closed statewide.
(10) WILD TURKEY:
(a) YOUTH SEASON: Open only to youth hunters accompanied by an adult 18 years of age or older.
(i) LEGAL BIRD: Male turkeys and turkeys with visible beards only.
(ii) SEASON DATES:
(A) April 6-7, 2019;
(B) April 4-5, 2020;
(C) April 3-4, 2021; and
(D) April 2-3, 2022.
(b) SPRING SEASON
(i) LEGAL BIRD: Male turkeys and turkeys with visible beards only.
(ii) SEASON DATES: April 15 - May 31 during the current license year.
(iii) BAG LIMIT: The combined spring/youth season limit is 3 birds. Only 2 turkeys may be killed in Eastern Washington, except only one (1) may be killed in Chelan, Kittitas, or Yakima counties. One (1) turkey may be killed per year in Western Washington outside of Klickitat County. Two (2) turkeys may be killed in Klickitat County.
(c) FALL GENERAL SEASON
(i) LEGAL HUNTER: Open to all hunters with a valid turkey tag.
(ii) OPEN AREA: GMUs 101-154 and 162-186, 382, 388, 568-578.
(iii) SEASON DATES:
(A) Sept. 1 - Dec. 31, 2018, (GMUs 101-154 and 162-186);
(B) Sept. 22 - Oct. 12, 2018, (GMUs 382, 388, 568-578);
(C) Sept. 1 - Dec. 31, 2019, (GMUs 101-154 and 162-186);
(D) Sept. 28 - Oct. 11, 2019, (GMUs 382, 388, 568-578);
(E) Sept. 1 - Dec. 31, 2020, (GMUs 101-154 and 162-186);
(F) Sept. 26 – Oct. 16, 2020, (GMUs 382, 388, 568-578).
(iv) BAG LIMIT: Four (4) turkeys during the fall general season with the following area restrictions:
Game Management Units (GMUs)
Legal Bird and Limit
382, 388, 568-578
One (1) either sex turkey
101-154 and 162-186
Two (2) beardless plus two (2) either sex turkey
(d) FALL PERMIT SEASONS
(i) LEGAL BIRD: Either sex.
(ii) LEGAL HUNTER: All hunters who are selected in the fall turkey special permit drawing and who also possess a valid turkey tag.
Hunt Name
Permit Season Dates
Special Restrictions
Boundary Description
Permits
Bag Limit*
Methow
Nov. 15 - Dec. 15, 2018, 2019, 2020
Either sex
GMUs 218-231 and 242
50
 
1
 
Teanaway
Nov. 15 - Dec. 15, 2018, 2019, 2020
Either sex
GMU 335
50
 
1
 
*BAG LIMIT: During the fall permit hunting seasons.
(e) HUNTER EDUCATION INSTRUCTOR INCENTIVE PERMITS
(i) LEGAL BIRD: Male turkeys and turkeys with visible beards only.
(ii) LEGAL HUNTER: Qualified hunter education instructors who are selected through a random drawing. Hunter education instructors qualify if the instructor is certified and has been in active status for a minimum of 3 consecutive years, inclusive of the year prior to the permit drawing.
(iii) OPEN AREA: Statewide.
(iv) SEASON DATES: April 1 - May 31 during the current license year.
(v) PERMITS: 2 individuals will be drawn for this permit per year.
(vi) BAG LIMIT: 1 male turkey or turkey with visible beard in addition to other spring season turkey harvest.
(f) OFFICIAL HUNTING HOURS FOR WILD TURKEY:
1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset during spring and fall seasons.
(g) SPECIAL RULES FOR WILD TURKEY:
(i) It is unlawful to hunt turkey unless the hunter possesses a turkey tag.
(ii) It is unlawful to hunt turkeys with dogs.
(iii) It is unlawful to bait game birds.
EASTERN WASHINGTON SEASONS:
(11) RING-NECKED PHEASANT
(a) BAG AND POSSESSION LIMITS: Three (3) cock pheasants per day. Hunters may possess up to 15 cock pheasants at any one time.
(b) YOUTH SEASON DATES: Open only to youth hunters accompanied by an adult 18 years of age or older.
(i) Sept. 22-23, 2018;
(ii) Sept. 21-22, 2019; and
(iii) Sept. 19-20, 2020.
(c) HUNTERS SIXTY-FIVE YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER AND HUNTERS WITH DISABILITIES SEASON DATES:
(i) Sept. 24-28, 2018;
(ii) Sept. 23-27, 2019; and
(iii) Sept. 21-25, 2020.
(d) REGULAR SEASON DATES:
(i) Oct. 20, 2018 - Jan. 21, 2019;
(ii) Oct. 19, 2019 - Jan. 20, 2020; and
(iii) Oct. 24, 2020 - Jan. 18, 2021.
(12) CHUKAR
(a) BAG AND POSSESSION LIMITS: 6 chukar per day. Hunters may possess up to 18 chukar at any one time.
(b) YOUTH SEASON DATES: Open only to youth hunters accompanied by an adult 18 years of age or older.
(i) Sept. 22-23, 2018;
(ii) Sept. 28-29, 2019; and
(iii) Sept. 26-27, 2020.
(c) REGULAR SEASON DATES:
(i) Oct. 6, 2018 - Jan. 21, 2019;
(ii) Oct. 5, 2019 - Jan. 20, 2020; and
(iii) Oct. 3, 2020 - Jan. 18, 2021.
(13) GRAY (HUNGARIAN) PARTRIDGE
(a) BAG AND POSSESSION LIMITS: 6 gray partridges per day. Hunters may possess up to 18 gray partridges at any one time.
(b) YOUTH SEASON DATES: Open only to youth hunters accompanied by an adult 18 years of age or older.
(i) Sept. 22-23, 2018;
(ii) Sept. 28-29, 2019; and
(iii) Sept. 26-27, 2020.
(c) REGULAR SEASON DATES:
(i) Oct. 6, 2018 - Jan. 21, 2019;
(ii) Oct. 5, 2019 - Jan. 20, 2020; and
(iii) Oct. 3, 2020 - Jan. 18, 2021.
(14) MOUNTAIN QUAIL
Closed throughout Eastern Washington.
(15) CALIFORNIA (VALLEY) QUAIL AND NORTHERN BOBWHITE
(a) BAG AND POSSESSION LIMITS: 10 quail per day. Hunters may possess up to 30 quail at any one time, straight or mixed bag.
(b) YOUTH SEASON DATES: Open only to youth hunters accompanied by an adult 18 years of age or older.
(i) Sept. 22-23, 2018;
(ii) Sept. 28-29, 2019; and
(iii) Sept. 26-27, 2020.
(c) REGULAR SEASON DATES:
(i) Oct. 6, 2018 - Jan. 21, 2019;
(ii) Oct. 5, 2019 - Jan. 20, 2020; and
(iii) Oct. 3, 2020 - Jan. 18, 2021.
WESTERN WASHINGTON SEASONS:
(16) RING-NECKED PHEASANT
(a) BAG AND POSSESSION LIMITS: 2 pheasants of either sex per day. Hunters may possess up to 15 pheasants at any one time.
(b) YOUTH SEASON DATES: Open only to youth hunters accompanied by an adult 18 years of age or older.
(i) Sept. 22-23, 2018;
(ii) Sept. 21-22, 2019; and
(iii) Sept. 19-20, 2020.
(c) HUNTERS SIXTY-FIVE YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER AND HUNTERS WITH DISABILITIES SEASON DATES:
(i) Sept. 24-28, 2018;
(ii) Sept. 23-27, 2019; and
(iii) Sept. 21-25, 2020.
(d) REGULAR SEASON DATES: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
(i) Sept. 29 - Nov. 30, 2018;
(ii) Sept. 28 - Nov. 30, 2019; and
(iii) Sept. 26 - Nov. 30, 2020.
(e) EXTENDED SEASON DATES:
(i) Dec. 1-15, during the current license year.
(ii) 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. only at the following release sites: Belfair, Fort Lewis, Kosmos, Lincoln Creek, Scatter Creek, Skookumchuck, and all Whidbey Island release sites EXCEPT Bayview.
(iii) The department may not release pheasants during the extended season.
(f) SPECIAL RESTRICTION: Western Washington pheasant hunters must choose to hunt only on odd-numbered or even-numbered weekend days from 8:00 - 10:00 a.m. at all units of Lake Terrell, Tennant Lake, Snoqualmie, Skagit, Skookumchuck, and Scatter Creek Wildlife Areas, and all hunting sites on Whidbey Island. Hunters must indicate their choice of odd-numbered or even-numbered weekend days on the Western Washington Pheasant Permit by choosing "odd" or "even." Hunters who select the three day option, hunters possessing a valid disabled hunter permit, hunters 65 years of age or older, and youth hunters may hunt in the morning on both odd-numbered and even-numbered weekend days. Youth hunters must be accompanied by an adult 18 years of age or older, and the adult must have an appropriately marked pheasant permit if hunting.
(17) MOUNTAIN QUAIL
(a) BAG AND POSSESSION LIMITS: 2 mountain quail per day. Hunters may possess up to 4 mountain quail at any one time.
(b) SEASON DATES:
(i) Sept. 29 - Nov. 30, 2018;
(ii) Sept. 28 - Nov. 30, 2019; and
(iii) Sept. 26 - Nov. 30, 2020.
(18) CALIFORNIA (VALLEY) QUAIL AND NORTHERN BOBWHITE
(a) BAG AND POSSESSION LIMITS: 10 California (valley) quail or northern bobwhite per day. Hunters may possess up to 30 California (valley) quail or northern bobwhite at any one time, straight or mixed bag.
(b) SEASON DATES:
(i) Sept. 29 - Nov. 30, 2018;
(ii) Sept. 28 - Nov. 30, 2019; and
(iii) Sept. 26 - Nov. 30, 2020.
FALCONRY SEASONS:
(19) UPLAND GAME BIRD AND FOREST GROUSE - FALCONRY
(a) BAG AND POSSESSION LIMITS:
(i) 2 pheasants (either sex);
(ii) 6 partridge;
(iii) 5 California (valley) quail or northern bobwhite;
(iv) 2 mountain quail (in Western Washington only);
(v) 3 forest grouse (blue, ruffed, spruce) per day; and
(vi) Possession limit is twice the daily bag limit.
(b) OPEN AREA: Statewide.
(c) SEASON DATES: Aug. 1 - Mar. 15 during the current license year.
(20) TURKEY - FALCONRY
(a) A turkey tag is required to hunt turkey during the turkey falconry season.
(b) BAG AND POSSESSION LIMITS: One (1) turkey (either sex) per turkey tag, with a maximum of 2 turkeys. Hunters may possess up to 2 turkeys at any one time.
(c) OPEN AREA: Eastern Washington.
(d) SEASON DATES: Sept. 1 - Feb. 15 during the current license year.
(21) COTTONTAIL RABBIT AND SNOWSHOE HARE - FALCONRY
(a) BAG AND POSSESSION LIMITS: 5 cottontails or snowshoe hares per day, straight or mixed bag. Hunters may possess up to 15 cottontails or snowshoe hares at any one time, straight or mixed bag.
(b) OPEN AREA: Statewide.
(c) SEASON DATES: Aug. 1 - Mar. 15 during the current license year.
OTHER SEASONS:
(22) BIRD DOG TRAINING SEASON
(a) Wild upland game birds may be pursued during the dog-training season but may not be killed except during established hunting seasons. A small game license is required to train dogs on wild game birds. A Western Washington Pheasant Permit is required to train dogs on pheasants in Western Washington. Captive raised game birds may be released and killed during dog training if the hunter has proof of lawful acquisition (invoices) and the birds are appropriately marked (WAC 220-450-010 and 220-416-110).
(b) OPEN AREA: Statewide.
(c) SEASON DATES: Aug. 1 - Mar. 31 during the current license year.
(d) Only youth and seniors may train dogs during their respective seasons on designated Western Washington pheasant release sites.
(e) Bird dog training may be conducted year round on areas posted for bird dog training on portions of:
(i) Region One - Espanola (T24N, R40E, E 1/2 of section 16);
(ii) Region Three - Wenas Wildlife Area;
(iii) Region Four - Skagit Wildlife Area, Lake Terrell Wildlife Area, and Snoqualmie Wildlife Area;
(iv) Region Five - Shillapoo/Vancouver Lake Wildlife Area;
(v) Region Six - Scatter Creek Wildlife Area, Fort Lewis Military Base.
(23) YAKAMA INDIAN RESERVATION:
The 2018-2019, 2019-2020, and 2020-2021 upland bird seasons within the Yakama Indian Reservation are the same as the season established by the Yakama Indian Nation.
(24) COLVILLE INDIAN RESERVATION:
The 2018-2019, 2019-2020, and 2020-2021 upland bird seasons within the Colville Indian Reservation are the same as the season established by the Colville Indian Tribe.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.013, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, 77.12.020, 77.12.040, 77.12.047, 77.12.150, 77.12.210, 77.12.240, 77.12.320, 77.12.570, 77.12.800, 77.15.245, 77.32.007, 77.32.050, 77.32.070, 77.32.090, 77.32.370, and 77.32.530. WSR 18-11-061 (Order 18-76), § 220-416-010, filed 5/11/18, effective 6/11/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, 77.12.047, 77.12.150, 77.12.240, 77.12.800, 77.32.090. WSR 17-10-076 (Order 17-10), amended and recodified as § 220-416-010, filed 5/3/17, effective 6/3/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, 77.12.047, 77.12.150, 77.12.240, 77.12.800, 77.32.090, and 77.32.155. WSR 16-12-087, § 232-28-342, filed 5/31/16, effective 7/1/16. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.055, 77.12.047, 77.12.150, and 77.12.240. WSR 15-10-033 (Order 15-95), § 232-28-342, filed 4/28/15, effective 5/29/15. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047, 77.12.240, and 77.32.070. WSR 14-10-019 (Order 14-95), § 232-28-342, filed 4/25/14, effective 5/26/14; WSR 13-11-078 (Order 13-94), § 232-28-342, filed 5/16/13, effective 6/16/13. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. WSR 12-11-005 (Order 12-70), § 232-28-342, filed 5/2/12, effective 6/2/12. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047, 77.12.020, 77.12.570, 77.12.210, 77.12.150, 77.12.240, 77.32.070, 77.32.530. WSR 10-10-061 (Order 10-94), § 232-28-342, filed 4/30/10, effective 5/31/10. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047, 77.12.020, 77.12.570, 77.12.210, 77.12.150, 77.12.240. WSR 09-09-083 (Order 09-53), § 232-28-342, filed 4/15/09, effective 5/16/09. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047, 77.12.020, 77.12.570, 77.12.210. WSR 08-09-090 (Order 08-78), § 232-28-342, filed 4/18/08, effective 5/19/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. WSR 06-11-031 (Order 06-91), § 232-28-342, filed 5/8/06, effective 6/8/06.]



220-416-020
Official hunting hours for big game animals, rabbits, hares, fox, and forest grouse.

(1) The following tables show the lawful hunting hours (1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset) for big game animals, rabbits, hares, fox, and forest grouse (ruffed, blue, spruce) during established seasons.
(2) Exception: Hunting hours for falconry seasons (except for migratory game bird seasons) are exempt from these hunting hours, except on designated pheasant release sites.
(3) OFFICIAL HUNTING HOURS
WHEN THE SEPTEMBER 1 - JANUARY 31 PERIOD BEGINS ON SUNDAY
 
 
 
 
 
Western Washington from A.M. to P.M.
Eastern Washington from A.M. to P.M.
Dates (Inclusive)
 
 
 
 
 
Daylight Savings Time
Sun.
Sept. 1
-
Sun.
Sept. 8
6:00
8:15
5:45
8:00
Mon.
Sept. 9
-
Sun.
Sept. 15
6:10
8:00
6:00
7:45
Mon.
Sept. 16
-
Sun.
Sept. 22
6:20
7:45
6:10
7:30
Mon.
Sept. 23
-
Sun.
Sept. 29
6:30
7:30
6:20
7:15
Mon.
Sept. 30
-
Sun.
Oct. 6
6:40
7:15
6:30
7:05
Mon.
Oct. 7
-
Sun.
Oct. 13
6:50
7:00
6:40
6:50
Mon.
Oct. 14
-
Sun.
Oct. 20
7:00
6:50
6:50
6:35
Mon.
Oct. 21
-
Sun.
Oct. 27
7:10
6:35
7:00
6:25
Mon.
Oct. 28
-
Sat.
Nov. 2
7:20
6:25
7:10
6:20
Pacific Standard Time
 
 
 
Sun.
Nov. 3
6:20
5:25
6:10
5:20
Mon.
Nov. 4
-
Sun.
Nov. 10
6:30
5:15
6:20
5:00
Mon.
Nov. 11
-
Sun.
Nov. 17
6:40
5:05
6:30
4:50
Mon.
Nov. 18
-
Sun.
Nov. 24
6:50
4:55
6:40
4:45
Mon.
Nov. 25
-
Sun.
Dec. 1
7:00
4:50
6:50
4:40
Mon.
Dec. 2
-
Sun.
Dec. 8
7:10
4:50
7:00
4:40
Mon.
Dec. 9
-
Sun.
Dec. 15
7:15
4:50
7:05
4:40
Mon.
Dec. 16
-
Sun.
Dec. 22
7:20
4:50
7:10
4:40
Mon.
Dec. 23
-
Sun.
Dec. 29
7:25
4:55
7:10
4:45
Mon.
Dec. 30
-
Sun.
Jan. 5
7:25
5:00
7:15
4:45
Mon.
Jan. 6
-
Sun.
Jan. 12
7:25
5:05
7:15
4:55
Mon.
Jan. 13
-
Sun.
Jan. 19
7:20
5:15
7:10
5:05
Mon.
Jan. 20
-
Sun.
Jan. 26
7:15
5:25
7:05
5:15
Mon.
Jan. 27
-
Fri.
Jan. 31
7:10
5:35
7:00
5:25
(4) OFFICIAL HUNTING HOURS
WHEN THE SEPTEMBER 1 - JANUARY 31 PERIOD BEGINS ON MONDAY
 
 
 
 
 
Western Washington from A.M. to P.M.
Eastern Washington from A.M. to P.M.
Dates (Inclusive)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Daylight Savings Time
Mon.
Sept. 1
-
Sun.
Sept. 7
6:00
8:15
5:50
8:00
Mon.
Sept. 8
-
Sun.
Sept. 14
6:10
8:00
6:00
7:50
Mon.
Sept. 15
-
Sun.
Sept. 21
6:20
7:45
6:10
7:35
Mon.
Sept. 22
-
Sun.
Sept. 28
6:30
7:30
6:15
7:20
Mon.
Sept. 29
-
Sun.
Oct. 5
6:40
7:15
6:30
7:05
Mon.
Oct. 6
-
Sun.
Oct. 12
6:50
7:00
6:40
6:55
Mon.
Oct. 13
-
Sun.
Oct. 19
7:00
6:50
6:50
6:40
Mon.
Oct. 20
-
Sun.
Oct. 26
7:10
6:40
7:00
6:25
Mon.
Oct. 27
-
Sat.
Nov. 1
7:20
6:25
7:15
6:15
Pacific Standard Time
 
 
 
Sun.
Nov. 2
6:20
5:25
6:10
5:15
Mon.
Nov. 3
-
Sun.
Nov. 9
6:30
5:15
6:20
5:00
Mon.
Nov. 10
-
Sun.
Nov. 16
6:40
5:05
6:30
4:55
Mon.
Nov. 17
-
Sun.
Nov. 23
6:50
5:00
6:40
4:45
Mon.
Nov. 24
-
Sun.
Nov. 30
7:00
4:50
6:50
4:40
Mon.
Dec. 1
-
Sun.
Dec. 7
7:10
4:50
7:00
4:40
Mon.
Dec. 8
-
Sun.
Dec. 14
7:15
4:50
7:05
4:40
Mon.
Dec. 15
-
Sun.
Dec. 21
7:20
4:50
7:10
4:40
Mon.
Dec. 22
-
Sun.
Dec. 28
7:25
4:55
7:10
4:40
Mon.
Dec. 29
-
Sun.
Jan. 4
7:25
5:00
7:15
4:45
Mon.
Jan. 5
-
Sun.
Jan. 11
7:25
5:05
7:15
4:55
Mon.
Jan. 12
-
Sun.
Jan. 18
7:25
5:15
7:10
5:05
Mon.
Jan. 19
-
Sun.
Jan. 25
7:20
5:25
7:05
5:15
Mon.
Jan. 26
-
Fri.
Jan. 31
7:10
5:30
7:00
5:25
(5) OFFICIAL HUNTING HOURS
WHEN THE SEPTEMBER 1 - JANUARY 31 PERIOD BEGINS ON TUESDAY
 
 
 
 
 
Western Washington from A.M. to P.M.
Eastern Washington from A.M. to P.M.
Dates (Inclusive)
 
 
 
 
 
Daylight Savings Time
Tues.
Sept. 1
-
Sun.
Sept. 6
6:00
8:15
5:50
8:05
Mon.
Sept. 7
-
Sun.
Sept. 13
6:10
8:05
6:00
7:50
Mon.
Sept. 14
-
Sun.
Sept. 20
6:20
7:50
6:05
7:35
Mon.
Sept. 21
-
Sun.
Sept. 27
6:30
7:35
6:15
7:20
Mon.
Sept. 28
-
Sun.
Oct. 4
6:40
7:20
6:25
7:05
Mon.
Oct. 5
-
Sun.
Oct. 11
6:45
7:05
6:35
6:55
Mon.
Oct. 12
-
Sun.
Oct. 18
6:55
6:50
6:45
6:40
Mon.
Oct. 19
-
Sun.
Oct. 25
7:05
6:40
6:55
6:30
Mon.
Oct. 26
-
Sat.
Oct. 31
7:20
6:25
7:05
6:15
Pacific Standard Time
 
 
 
Sun.
Nov. 1
6:20
5:25
6:05
5:15
Mon.
Nov. 2
-
Sun.
Nov. 8
6:30
5:15
6:15
5:05
Mon.
Nov. 9
-
Sun.
Nov. 15
6:40
5:05
6:30
4:55
Mon.
Nov. 16
-
Sun.
Nov. 22
6:50
5:00
6:40
4:45
Mon.
Nov. 23
-
Sun.
Nov. 29
7:00
4:55
6:50
4:40
Mon.
Nov. 30
-
Sun.
Dec. 6
7:10
4:50
6:55
4:40
Mon.
Dec. 7
-
Sun.
Dec. 13
7:15
4:50
7:05
4:35
Mon.
Dec. 14
-
Sun.
Dec. 20
7:20
4:50
7:10
4:40
Mon.
Dec. 21
-
Sun.
Dec. 27
7:25
4:50
7:15
4:40
Mon.
Dec. 28
-
Sun.
Jan. 3
7:30
5:00
7:15
4:45
Mon.
Jan. 4
-
Sun.
Jan. 10
7:25
5:05
7:15
4:55
Mon.
Jan. 11
-
Sun.
Jan. 17
7:25
5:15
7:10
5:00
Mon.
Jan. 18
-
Sun.
Jan. 24
7:20
5:25
7:05
5:10
Mon.
Jan. 25
-
Sat.
Jan. 31
7:10
5:30
7:00
5:20
(6) OFFICIAL HUNTING HOURS
WHEN THE SEPTEMBER 1 - JANUARY 31 PERIOD BEGINS ON WEDNESDAY
 
 
 
 
 
Western Washington from A.M. to P.M.
Eastern Washington from A.M. to P.M.
Dates (Inclusive)
 
 
 
 
 
Daylight Savings Time
Wed.
Sept. 1
-
Sun.
Sept. 5
6:00
8:15
5:50
8:05
Mon.
Sept. 6
-
Sun.
Sept. 12
6:10
8:05
5:55
7:50
Mon.
Sept. 13
-
Sun.
Sept. 19
6:15
7:50
6:05
7:40
Mon.
Sept. 20
-
Sun.
Sept. 26
6:25
7:35
6:15
7:25
Mon.
Sept. 27
-
Sun.
Oct. 3
6:35
7:20
6:25
7:10
Mon.
Oct. 4
-
Sun.
Oct. 10
6:45
7:10
6:35
6:55
Mon.
Oct. 11
-
Sun.
Oct. 17
6:55
6:55
6:45
6:40
Mon.
Oct. 18
-
Sun.
Oct. 24
7:05
6:40
6:55
6:30
Mon.
Oct. 25
-
Sun.
Oct. 31
7:15
6:30
7:05
6:15
Mon.
Nov. 1
-
Sat.
Nov. 6
7:25
6:20
7:15
6:05
Pacific Standard Time
 
 
 
Sun.
Nov. 7
6:25
5:20
6:15
5:05
Mon.
Nov. 8
-
Sun.
Nov. 14
6:40
5:10
6:25
4:55
Mon.
Nov. 15
-
Sun.
Nov. 21
6:50
5:00
6:35
4:50
Mon.
Nov. 22
-
Sun.
Nov. 28
7:00
4:55
6:45
4:40
Mon.
Nov. 29
-
Sun.
Dec. 5
7:05
4:50
6:55
4:40
Mon.
Dec. 6
-
Sun.
Dec. 12
7:15
4:50
7:05
4:35
Mon.
Dec. 13
-
Sun.
Dec. 19
7:20
4:50
7:10
4:35
Mon.
Dec. 20
-
Sun.
Dec. 26
7:25
4:50
7:15
4:40
Mon.
Dec. 27
-
Sun.
Jan. 2
7:25
4:55
7:15
4:45
Mon.
Jan. 3
-
Sun.
Jan. 9
7:25
5:05
7:15
4:50
Mon.
Jan. 10
-
Sun.
Jan. 16
7:25
5:10
7:10
5:00
Mon.
Jan. 17
-
Sun.
Jan. 23
7:20
5:20
7:10
5:10
Mon.
Jan. 24
-
Mon.
Jan. 31
7:10
5:30
7:00
5:20
(7) OFFICIAL HUNTING HOURS
WHEN THE SEPTEMBER 1 - JANUARY 31 PERIOD BEGINS ON THURSDAY
 
 
 
 
 
Western Washington from A.M. to P.M.
Eastern Washington from A.M. to P.M.
Dates (Inclusive)
 
 
 
 
 
Daylight Savings Time
Thurs.
Sept. 1
-
Sun.
Sept. 4
6:00
8:15
5:45
8:05
Mon.
Sept. 5
-
Sun.
Sept.11
6:05
8:05
5:55
7:55
Mon.
Sept. 12
-
Sun.
Sept. 18
6:15
7:50
6:05
7:40
Mon.
Sept. 19
-
Sun.
Sept. 25
6:25
7:40
6:10
7:25
Mon.
Sept. 26
-
Sun.
Oct. 2
6:35
7:25
6:25
7:10
Mon.
Oct. 3
-
Sun.
Oct. 9
6:45
7:10
6:35
6:55
Mon.
Oct. 10
-
Sun.
Oct. 16
6:55
7:05
6:40
6:45
Mon.
Oct. 17
-
Sun.
Oct. 23
7:05
6:40
6:55
6:30
Mon.
Oct. 24
-
Sun.
Oct. 30
7:15
6:30
7:00
6:20
Mon.
Oct. 31
-
Sat.
Nov. 5
7:25
6:20
7:15
6:05
Pacific Standard Time
 
 
 
Sun.
Nov. 6
6:25
5:20
6:15
5:05
Mon.
Nov. 7
-
Sun.
Nov. 13
6:35
5:10
6:25
4:55
Mon.
Nov. 14
-
Sun.
Nov. 20
6:45
5:00
6:35
4:50
Mon.
Nov. 21
-
Sun.
Nov. 27
6:55
4:55
6:45
4:40
Mon.
Nov. 28
-
Sun.
Dec. 4
7:05
4:50
6:55
4:40
Mon.
Dec. 5
-
Sun.
Dec. 11
7:15
4:50
7:00
4:35
Mon.
Dec. 12
-
Sun.
Dec. 18
7:20
4:50
7:10
4:35
Mon.
Dec. 19
-
Sun.
Dec. 25
7:25
4:50
7:10
4:40
Mon.
Dec. 26
-
Sun.
Jan. 1
7:25
4:55
7:15
4:45
Mon.
Jan. 2
-
Sun.
Jan. 8
7:25
5:00
7:15
4:50
Mon.
Jan. 9
-
Sun.
Jan. 15
7:25
5:10
7:10
5:00
Mon.
Jan. 16
-
Sun.
Jan. 22
7:20
5:20
7:10
5:10
Mon.
Jan. 23
-
Sun.
Jan. 29
7:15
5:30
7:00
5:20
Mon.
Jan. 30
-
Tues.
Jan. 31
7:10
5:35
6:55
5:25
(8) OFFICIAL HUNTING HOURS
WHEN THE SEPTEMBER 1 - JANUARY 31 PERIOD BEGINS ON FRIDAY
 
 
 
 
 
Western Washington from A.M. to P.M.
Eastern Washington from A.M. to P.M.
Dates (Inclusive)
 
 
 
 
 
Daylight Savings Time
Fri.
Sept. 1
-
Sun.
Sept. 3
6:00
8:20
5:45
8:05
Mon.
Sept. 4
-
Sun.
Sept. 10
6:05
8:10
5:55
7:55
Mon.
Sept. 11
-
Sun.
Sept. 17
6:15
7:55
6:05
7:40
Mon.
Sept. 18
-
Sun.
Sept. 24
6:25
7:40
6:10
7:30
Mon.
Sept. 25
-
Sun.
Oct. 1
6:35
7:25
6:20
7:15
Mon.
Oct. 2
-
Sun.
Oct. 8
6:45
7:10
6:30
7:00
Mon.
Oct. 9
-
Sun.
Oct. 15
6:55
6:55
6:40
6:45
Mon.
Oct. 16
-
Sun.
Oct. 22
7:05
6:45
6:50
6:30
Mon.
Oct. 23
-
Sun.
Oct. 29
7:10
6:35
7:00
6:20
Mon.
Oct. 30
-
Sat.
Nov. 4
7:25
6:20
7:10
6:10
Pacific Standard Time
 
 
 
Sun.
Nov. 5
6:25
5:20
6:10
5:10
Mon.
Nov. 6
-
Sun.
Nov. 12
6:35
5:10
6:25
5:00
Mon.
Nov. 13
-
Sun.
Nov. 19
6:45
5:00
6:35
4:50
Mon.
Nov. 20
-
Sun.
Nov. 26
6:55
4:55
6:45
4:45
Mon.
Nov. 27
-
Sun.
Dec. 3
7:05
4:50
6:55
4:40
Mon.
Dec. 4
-
Sun.
Dec. 10
7:15
4:50
7:00
4:35
Mon.
Dec. 11
-
Sun.
Dec. 17
7:20
4:50
7:10
4:35
Mon.
Dec. 18
-
Sun.
Dec. 24
7:25
4:50
7:10
4:40
Mon.
Dec. 25
-
Sun.
Dec. 31
7:25
4:55
7:15
4:40
Mon.
Jan. 1
-
Sun.
Jan. 7
7:30
5:00
7:15
4:50
Mon.
Jan. 8
-
Sun.
Jan. 14
7:25
5:10
7:15
5:00
Mon.
Jan. 15
-
Sun.
Jan. 21
7:20
5:20
7:10
5:10
Mon.
Jan. 22
-
Sun.
Jan. 28
7:15
5:30
7:00
5:20
Mon.
Jan. 29
-
Wed.
Jan. 31
7:10
5:35
6:55
5:20
(9) OFFICIAL HUNTING HOURS
WHEN THE SEPTEMBER 1 - JANUARY 31 PERIOD BEGINS ON SATURDAY
 
 
 
 
 
Western Washington from A.M. to P.M.
Eastern Washington from A.M. to P.M.
Dates (Inclusive)
 
 
 
 
 
Daylight Savings Time
Sat.
Sept. 1
-
Sun.
Sept. 2
6:00
8:20
5:45
8:10
Mon.
Sept. 3
-
Sun.
Sept. 9
6:05
8:10
5:50
8:00
Mon.
Sept. 10
-
Sun.
Sept. 16
6:15
7:55
6:00
7:45
Mon.
Sept. 17
-
Sun.
Sept. 23
6:20
7:40
6:10
7:30
Mon.
Sept. 24
-
Sun.
Sept. 30
6:30
7:25
6:20
7:15
Mon.
Oct. 1
-
Sun.
Oct. 7
6:40
7:15
6:30
7:00
Mon.
Oct. 8
-
Sun.
Oct. 14
6:50
7:00
6:40
6:45
Mon.
Oct. 15
-
Sun.
Oct. 21
7:00
6:45
6:50
6:35
Mon.
Oct. 22
-
Sun.
Oct. 28
7:10
6:35
7:00
6:20
Mon.
Oct. 29
-
Sat.
Nov. 3
7:20
6:20
7:10
6:10
Pacific Standard Time
 
 
 
Sun.
Nov. 4
6:20
5:20
6:10
5:10
Mon.
Nov. 5
-
Sun.
Nov. 11
6:35
5:10
6:20
5:00
Mon.
Nov. 12
-
Sun.
Nov. 18
6:45
5:05
6:30
4:50
Mon.
Nov. 19
-
Sun.
Nov. 25
6:55
4:55
6:40
4:45
Mon.
Nov. 26
-
Sun.
Dec. 2
7:05
4:50
6:50
4:40
Mon.
Dec. 3
-
Sun.
Dec. 9
7:10
4:50
7:00
4:35
Mon.
Dec. 10
-
Sun.
Dec. 16
7:20
4:50
7:05
4:35
Mon.
Dec. 17
-
Sun.
Dec. 23
7:25
4:50
7:10
4:35
Mon.
Dec. 24
-
Sun.
Dec. 30
7:25
4:55
7:15
4:40
Mon.
Dec. 31
-
Sun.
Jan. 6
7:25
5:00
7:15
4:50
Mon.
Jan. 7
-
Sun.
Jan. 13
7:25
5:10
7:15
4:55
Mon.
Jan. 14
-
Sun.
Jan. 20
7:20
5:15
7:10
5:05
Mon.
Jan. 21
-
Sun.
Jan. 27
7:15
5:25
7:05
5:15
Mon.
Jan. 28
-
Thur.
Jan. 31
7:10
5:35
7:00
5:25
[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.013, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, and 77.12.047. WSR 17-05-112 (Order 17-04), recodified as § 220-416-020, filed 2/15/17, effective 3/18/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.055, 77.12.047, 77.12.150, and 77.12.240. WSR 15-10-033 (Order 15-95), § 232-12-288, filed 4/28/15, effective 5/29/15. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.013, 77.04.055, 77.12.045, and 77.12.047. WSR 13-02-043 (Order 12-290), § 232-12-288, filed 12/21/12, effective 1/21/13.]



220-416-030
Live decoys unlawfulWaterfowl and wild turkey.

(1) It is unlawful to hunt waterfowl and wild turkeys with the use or aid of live birds as decoys.
(2) Violation of this section is a misdemeanor, punishable under RCW 77.15.400, Unlawful hunting of wild birds—Violation of a rule requiring nontoxic shot—Penalty, unless waterfowl or wild turkey are taken in quantities constituting a first degree offense, which is a gross misdemeanor.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.013, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, and 77.12.047. WSR 17-05-112 (Order 17-04), recodified as § 220-416-030, filed 2/15/17, effective 3/18/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.013, 77.04.055, 77.12.045, and 77.12.047. WSR 13-02-043 (Order 12-290), § 232-12-261, filed 12/21/12, effective 1/21/13. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040. WSR 99-17-034 (Order 99-118), § 232-12-261, filed 8/11/99, effective 9/11/99; WSR 81-12-029 (Order 165), § 232-12-261, filed 6/1/81. Formerly WAC 232-12-640.]



220-416-040
Hunting predatory birds.

(1) hunting predatory birds:
(a) It is unlawful to hunt for or take predatory birds without a hunting license except as allowed under RCW 77.36.030.
(b) Crows and magpies: It is permissible to take crows during established hunting seasons and crows or magpies when found committing or about to commit depredations upon ornamental or shade trees, agricultural crops, livestock, or wildlife, or when concentrated in such numbers and manner as to constitute a health hazard or other nuisance provided that none of the birds, or their plumage, be offered for sale.
(c) All other predatory birds may be hunted throughout the year.
(2) sale of predatory birds: It is permissible to sell starlings, house sparrows, Eurasian collared doves, and rock doves for the purposes of falconry and lawful to sell rock doves and Eurasian collared doves for the purposes of bird dog training.
(3) possession of predatory birds: It is permissible to take from the wild and possess live starlings, house sparrows, Eurasian collared doves, and rock doves for purposes of falconry and Eurasian collared doves and rock doves for purposes of bird dog training.
(4) release of live predatory birds: It is permissible to release Eurasian collared doves and rock doves for the purposes of bird dog training or falconry without a permit.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.013, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, and 77.12.047. WSR 17-05-112 (Order 17-04), amended and recodified as § 220-416-040, filed 2/15/17, effective 3/18/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.055, 77.12.047, 77.12.150, and 77.12.240. WSR 15-10-033 (Order 15-95), § 232-12-005, filed 4/28/15, effective 5/29/15. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047 and 77.12.020. WSR 04-11-036 (Order 04-98), § 232-12-005, filed 5/12/04, effective 6/12/04.]



220-416-050
Official hunting hours for game birdsMigratory game birds, upland birds, and wild turkeys.

(1) A person may hunt for migratory game birds (duck, goose, coot, snipe, mourning dove, and band-tailed pigeon); upland birds (pheasant, quail, partridge); and turkey during established seasons. The tables below in subsections (3) through (9) of this section contain the legal hunting hours for migratory game birds, upland birds, and wild turkeys. For leap years (2016, 2020, 2024, 2028, etc.), dates after February 28 are shown in parentheses.
(2) Exceptions to legal hunting hours for migratory game birds, upland birds, and wild turkeys:
(a) Western Washington - Pheasant and quail hunting hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in all areas.
(b) Clark, Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Pacific, and Wahkiakum counties - Goose hunting hours during October through March are 30 minutes after the start of official hunting hours to 30 minutes before the end of official hunting hours.
(c) Hunting hours for falconry seasons (except migratory game bird seasons) are exempt from the hunting hours in subsection (3) of this section, except on designated pheasant release sites.
(3) OFFICIAL HUNTING HOURS
WHEN THE SEPTEMBER 1 - MARCH 10 PERIOD BEGINS ON SUNDAY
 
 
 
 
Western Washington
from A.M. to P.M.
Eastern Washington
from A.M. to P.M.
Dates (Inclusive)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Daylight Savings Time
Sun.
Sept. 1
-
Sun.
Sept. 8
6:00
7:45
5:45
7:30
Mon.
Sept. 9
-
Sun.
Sept. 15
6:10
7:30
6:00
7:15
Mon.
Sept. 16
-
Sun.
Sept. 22
6:20
7:15
6:10
7:00
Mon.
Sept. 23
-
Sun.
Sept. 29
6:30
7:00
6:20
6:45
Mon.
Sept. 30
-
Sun.
Oct. 6
6:40
6:45
6:30
6:35
Mon.
Oct. 7
-
Sun.
Oct. 13
6:50
6:30
6:40
6:20
Mon.
Oct. 14
-
Sun.
Oct. 20
7:00
6:20
6:50
6:05
Mon.
Oct. 21
-
Sun.
Oct. 27
7:10
6:05
7:00
5:55
Mon.
Oct. 28
-
Sat.
Nov. 2
7:20
5:55
7:10
5:50
Pacific Standard Time
 
 
 
Sun.
Nov. 3
6:20
4:55
6:10
4:50
Mon.
Nov. 4
-
Sun.
Nov. 10
6:30
4:45
6:20
4:30
Mon.
Nov. 11
-
Sun.
Nov. 17
6:40
4:35
6:30
4:20
Mon.
Nov. 18
-
Sun.
Nov. 24
6:50
4:25
6:40
4:15
Mon.
Nov. 25
-
Sun.
Dec. 1
7:00
4:20
6:50
4:10
Mon.
Dec. 2
-
Sun.
Dec. 8
7:10
4:20
7:00
4:10
Mon.
Dec. 9
-
Sun.
Dec. 15
7:15
4:20
7:05
4:10
Mon.
Dec. 16
-
Sun.
Dec. 22
7:20
4:20
7:10
4:10
Mon.
Dec. 23
-
Sun.
Dec. 29
7:25
4:25
7:10
4:15
Mon.
Dec. 30
-
Sun.
Jan. 5
7:25
4:30
7:15
4:15
Mon.
Jan. 6
-
Sun.
Jan. 12
7:25
4:35
7:15
4:25
Mon.
Jan. 13
-
Sun.
Jan. 19
7:20
4:45
7:10
4:35
Mon.
Jan. 20
-
Sun.
Jan. 26
7:15
4:55
7:05
4:45
Mon.
Jan. 27
-
Sun.
Feb. 2
7:10
5:05
6:55
4:55
Mon.
Feb. 3
-
Sun.
Feb. 9
7:00
5:20
6:45
5:05
Mon.
Feb. 10
-
Sun.
Feb. 16
6:50
5:30
6:35
5:15
Mon.
Feb. 17
-
Sun.
Feb. 23
6:35
5:40
6:25
5:25
Mon.
Feb. 24
-
Sun.
Mar. 2 (Mar. 1)
6:25
5:50
6:10
5:40
Mon.
Mar. 3 (Mar. 2)
-
Sat.
Mar. 8 (Mar. 7)
6:10
6:05
5:55
5:50
Daylight Savings Time
Sun.
Mar. 9 (Mar. 8)
-
Mon.
(Tues.)
Mar. 10
7:00
7:10
6:45
6:55
(4) OFFICIAL HUNTING HOURS
WHEN THE SEPTEMBER 1 - MARCH 10 PERIOD BEGINS ON MONDAY
 
 
 
 
Western Washington
from A.M. to P.M.
Eastern Washington
from A.M. to P.M.
Dates (Inclusive)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Daylight Savings Time
Mon.
Sept. 1
-
Sun.
Sept. 7
6:00
7:45
5:45
7:30
Mon.
Sept. 8
-
Sun.
Sept. 14
6:10
7:30
5:50
7:20
Mon.
Sept. 15
-
Sun.
Sept. 21
6:20
7:15
6:10
7:05
Mon.
Sept. 22
-
Sun.
Sept. 28
6:30
7:00
6:15
6:50
Mon.
Sept. 29
-
Sun.
Oct. 5
6:40
6:45
6:30
6:35
Mon.
Oct. 6
-
Sun.
Oct. 12
6:50
6:30
6:40
6:25
Mon.
Oct. 13
-
Sun.
Oct. 19
7:00
6:20
6:50
6:10
Mon.
Oct. 20
-
Sun.
Oct. 26
7:10
6:10
7:00
5:55
Mon.
Oct. 27
-
Sat.
Nov. 1
7:20
5:55
7:15
5:45
Pacific Standard Time
 
 
 
Sun.
Nov. 2
6:20
4:55
6:15
4:45
Mon.
Nov. 3
-
Sun.
Nov. 9
6:30
4:45
6:20
4:30
Mon.
Nov. 10
-
Sun.
Nov. 16
6:40
4:35
6:30
4:25
Mon.
Nov. 17
-
Sun.
Nov. 23
6:50
4:30
6:40
4:15
Mon.
Nov. 24
-
Sun.
Nov. 30
7:00
4:20
6:50
4:10
Mon.
Dec. 1
-
Sun.
Dec. 7
7:10
4:20
7:00
4:10
Mon.
Dec. 8
-
Sun.
Dec. 14
7:15
4:20
7:05
4:05
Mon.
Dec. 15
-
Sun.
Dec. 21
7:20
4:20
7:10
4:10
Mon.
Dec. 22
-
Sun.
Dec. 28
7:25
4:25
7:10
4:10
Mon.
Dec. 29
-
Sun.
Jan. 4
7:25
4:30
7:15
4:15
Mon.
Jan. 5
-
Sun.
Jan. 11
7:25
4:35
7:15
4:25
Mon.
Jan. 12
-
Sun.
Jan. 18
7:25
4:45
7:10
4:35
Mon.
Jan. 19
-
Sun.
Jan. 25
7:20
4:55
7:05
4:45
Mon.
Jan. 26
-
Sun.
Feb. 2
7:10
5:05
6:55
4:55
Mon.
Feb. 2
-
Sun.
Feb. 8
7:00
5:15
6:45
5:05
Mon.
Feb. 9
-
Sun.
Feb. 15
6:50
5:30
6:35
5:15
Mon.
Feb. 16
-
Sun.
Feb. 22
6:40
5:40
6:25
5:25
Mon.
Feb. 23
-
Sun.
Mar. 1 (Feb. 29)
6:25
5:50
6:10
5:35
Mon.
Mar. 2 (Mar. 1)
-
Sat.
(Sun.)
Mar. 7
6:10
6:00
6:00
5:50
(Mon.)
(Mar. 8)
-
(Wed.)
(Mar. 10)
6:05
6:05
6:50
6:00
Daylight Savings Time
Sun.
Mar. 8
-
Tues.
Mar. 10
7:05
7:05
6:50
7:00
(5) OFFICIAL HUNTING HOURS
WHEN THE SEPTEMBER 1 - MARCH 10 PERIOD BEGINS ON TUESDAY
 
 
 
 
Western Washington
from A.M. to P.M.
Eastern Washington
from A.M. to P.M.
Dates (Inclusive)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Daylight Savings Time
Tues.
Sept. 1
-
Sun.
Sept. 6
6:00
7:45
5:50
7:35
Mon.
Sept. 7
-
Sun.
Sept. 13
6:10
7:35
6:00
7:20
Mon.
Sept. 14
-
Sun.
Sept. 20
6:20
7:20
6:05
7:05
Mon.
Sept. 21
-
Sun.
Sept. 27
6:30
7:05
6:15
6:50
Mon.
Sept. 28
-
Sun.
Oct. 4
6:40
6:50
6:25
6:35
Mon.
Oct. 5
-
Sun.
Oct. 11
6:45
6:35
6:35
6:25
Mon.
Oct. 12
-
Sun.
Oct. 18
6:55
6:20
6:45
6:10
Mon.
Oct. 19
-
Sun.
Oct. 25
7:05
6:10
6:55
6:00
Mon.
Oct. 26
-
Sat.
Oct. 31
7:20
5:55
7:05
5:45
Pacific Standard Time
 
 
 
Sun.
Nov. 1
6:20
4:55
6:05
4:45
Mon.
Nov. 2
-
Sun.
Nov. 8
6:30
4:45
6:15
4:35
Mon.
Nov. 9
-
Sun.
Nov. 15
6:40
4:35
6:30
4:25
Mon.
Nov. 16
-
Sun.
Nov. 22
6:50
4:30
6:40
4:15
Mon.
Nov. 23
-
Sun.
Nov. 29
7:00
4:25
6:45
4:10
Mon.
Nov. 30
-
Sun.
Dec. 6
7:10
4:20
6:55
4:10
Mon.
Dec. 7
-
Sun.
Dec. 13
7:15
4:20
7:05
4:05
Mon.
Dec. 14
-
Sun.
Dec. 20
7:20
4:20
7:10
4:10
Mon.
Dec. 21
-
Sun.
Dec. 27
7:25
4:20
7:15
4:10
Mon.
Dec. 28
-
Sun.
Jan. 3
7:30
4:30
7:15
4:15
Mon.
Jan. 4
-
Sun.
Jan. 10
7:25
4:35
7:15
4:25
Mon.
Jan. 11
-
Sun.
Jan. 17
7:25
4:45
7:10
4:30
Mon.
Jan. 18
-
Sun.
Jan. 24
7:20
4:55
7:05
4:40
Mon.
Jan. 25
-
Sun.
Jan. 31
7:10
5:05
6:55
4:50
Mon.
Feb. 1
-
Sun.
Feb. 7
7:00
5:15
6:50
5:05
Mon.
Feb. 8
-
Sun.
Feb. 14
6:50
5:25
6:40
5:15
Mon.
Feb. 15
-
Sun.
Feb. 21
6:40
5:40
6:25
5:25
Mon.
Feb. 22
-
Sun.
Feb. 28
6:25
5:50
6:15
5:35
Mon.
Mar. 1 (Feb. 29)
-
Sun.
Mar. 7 (Mar. 6)
6:15
6:00
6:00
5:45
Mon.
Mar. 8 (Mar. 7)
-
Wed.
(Thurs.)
Mar. 10
6:05
6:05
5:50
5:55
(6) OFFICIAL HUNTING HOURS
WHEN THE SEPTEMBER 1 - MARCH 10 PERIOD BEGINS ON WEDNESDAY
 
 
 
 
Western Washington
from A.M. to P.M.
Eastern Washington
from A.M. to P.M.
Dates (Inclusive)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Daylight Savings Time
Wed.
Sept. 1
-
Sun.
Sept. 5
6:00
7:45
5:50
7:35
Mon.
Sept. 6
-
Sun.
Sept. 12
6:10
7:35
5:55
7:20
Mon.
Sept. 13
-
Sun.
Sept. 19
6:15
7:20
6:05
7:10
Mon.
Sept. 20
-
Sun.
Sept. 26
6:25
7:05
6:15
6:55
Mon.
Sept. 27
-
Sun.
Oct. 3
6:35
6:50
6:25
6:40
Mon.
Oct. 4
-
Sun.
Oct. 10
6:45
6:40
6:35
6:25
Mon.
Oct. 11
-
Sun.
Oct. 17
6:55
6:25
6:45
6:10
Mon.
Oct. 18
-
Sun.
Oct. 24
7:05
6:10
6:55
6:00
Mon.
Oct. 25
-
Sun.
Oct. 31
7:15
6:00
7:05
5:45
Mon.
Nov. 1
-
Sat.
Nov. 6
7:25
5:50
7:15
5:35
Pacific Standard Time
 
 
 
Sun.
Nov. 7
6:25
4:50
6:15
4:35
Mon.
Nov. 8
-
Sun.
Nov. 14
6:40
4:40
6:25
4:25
Mon.
Nov. 15
-
Sun.
Nov. 21
6:50
4:30
6:35
4:20
Mon.
Nov. 22
-
Sun.
Nov. 28
7:00
4:25
6:45
4:10
Mon.
Nov. 29
-
Sun.
Dec. 5
7:05
4:20
6:55
4:10
Mon.
Dec. 6
-
Sun.
Dec. 12
7:15
4:20
7:05
4:05
Mon.
Dec. 13
-
Sun.
Dec. 19
7:20
4:20
7:10
4:05
Mon.
Dec. 20
-
Sun.
Dec. 26
7:25
4:20
7:15
4:10
Mon.
Dec. 27
-
Sun.
Jan. 2
7:25
4:25
7:15
4:15
Mon.
Jan. 3
-
Sun.
Jan. 9
7:25
4:35
7:15
4:20
Mon.
Jan. 10
-
Sun.
Jan. 16
7:25
4:40
7:10
4:30
Mon.
Jan. 17
-
Sun.
Jan. 23
7:20
4:50
7:10
4:40
Mon.
Jan. 24
-
Sun.
Jan. 30
7:10
5:00
7:00
4:50
Mon.
Jan. 31
-
Sun.
Feb. 6
7:05
5:15
6:50
5:00
Mon.
Feb. 7
-
Sun.
Feb. 13
6:55
5:25
6:40
5:15
Mon.
Feb. 14
-
Sun.
Feb. 20
6:40
5:35
6:25
5:25
Mon.
Feb. 21
-
Sun.
Feb. 27
6:30
5:45
6:15
5:35
Mon.
Feb. 28
-
Sun.
Mar. 6 (Mar. 5)
6:15
5:55
6:00
5:45
Mon.
Mar. 7 (Mar. 6)
-
Thurs.
(Fri.)
Mar. 10
6:05
6:05
5:50
5:55
(7) OFFICIAL HUNTING HOURS
WHEN THE SEPTEMBER 1 - MARCH 10 PERIOD BEGINS ON THURSDAY
 
 
 
 
Western Washington
from A.M. to P.M.
Eastern Washington
from A.M. to P.M.
Dates (Inclusive)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Daylight Savings Time
Thur.
Sept. 1
-
Sun.
Sept. 4
6:00
7:45
5:45
7:35
Mon.
Sept. 5
-
Sun.
Sept. 11
6:05
7:35
5:55
7:25
Mon.
Sept. 12
-
Sun.
Sept. 18
6:15
7:20
6:05
7:10
Mon.
Sept. 19
-
Sun.
Sept. 25
6:25
7:10
6:10
6:55
Mon.
Sept. 26
-
Sun.
Oct. 2
6:35
6:55
6:25
6:40
Mon.
Oct. 3
-
Sun.
Oct. 9
6:45
6:40
6:35
6:25
Mon.
Oct. 10
-
Sun.
Oct. 16
6:55
6:25
6:45
6:15
Mon.
Oct. 17
-
Sun.
Oct. 23
7:05
6:10
6:55
6:00
Mon.
Oct. 24
-
Sun.
Oct. 30
7:15
6:00
7:05
5:50
Mon.
Oct. 31
-
Sat.
Nov. 5
7:25
5:50
7:15
5:35
Pacific Standard Time
 
 
 
Sun.
Nov. 6
6:25
4:50
6:15
4:35
Mon.
Nov. 7
-
Sun.
Nov. 13
6:35
4:40
6:25
4:25
Mon.
Nov. 14
-
Sun.
Nov. 20
6:45
4:30
6:35
4:20
Mon.
Nov. 21
-
Sun.
Nov. 27
6:55
4:25
6:45
4:10
Mon.
Nov. 28
-
Sun.
Dec. 4
7:05
4:20
6:55
4:10
Mon.
Dec. 5
-
Sun.
Dec. 11
7:15
4:20
7:00
4:05
Mon.
Dec. 12
-
Sun.
Dec. 18
7:20
4:20
7:10
4:05
Mon.
Dec. 19
-
Sun.
Dec. 25
7:25
4:20
7:10
4:10
Mon.
Dec. 26
-
Sun.
Jan. 1
7:25
4:25
7:15
4:15
Mon.
Jan. 2
-
Sun.
Jan. 8
7:25
4:30
7:15
4:20
Mon.
Jan. 9
-
Sun.
Jan. 15
7:25
4:40
7:10
4:30
Mon.
Jan. 16
-
Sun.
Jan. 22
7:20
4:50
7:10
4:40
Mon.
Jan. 23
-
Sun.
Jan. 29
7:15
5:00
7:00
4:50
Mon.
Jan. 30
-
Sun.
Feb. 5
7:05
5:15
6:50
5:00
Mon.
Feb. 6
-
Sun.
Feb. 12
6:55
5:25
6:40
5:10
Mon.
Feb. 13
-
Sun.
Feb. 19
6:45
5:35
6:30
5:20
Mon.
Feb. 20
-
Sun.
Feb. 26
6:30
5:45
6:15
5:35
Mon.
Feb. 27
-
Sun.
Mar. 5 (Mar. 4)
6:15
5:55
6:00
5:45
Mon.
Mar. 6 (Mar. 5)
-
Fri.
(Sat.)
Mar. 10
6:05
6:05
5:50
5:50
(8) OFFICIAL HUNTING HOURS
WHEN THE SEPTEMBER 1 - MARCH 10 PERIOD BEGINS ON FRIDAY
 
 
 
 
Western Washington
from A.M. to P.M.
Eastern Washington
from A.M. to P.M.
Dates (Inclusive)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Daylight Savings Time
Fri.
Sept. 1
-
Sun.
Sept. 3
6:00
7:50
5:45
7:35
Mon.
Sept. 4
-
Sun.
Sept. 10
6:05
7:40
5:55
7:25
Mon.
Sept. 11
-
Sun.
Sept. 17
6:15
7:25
6:05
7:10
Mon.
Sept. 18
-
Sun.
Sept. 24
6:25
7:10
6:10
7:00
Mon.
Sept. 25
-
Sun.
Oct. 1
6:35
6:55
6:20
6:45
Mon.
Oct. 2
-
Sun.
Oct. 8
6:45
6:40
6:30
6:30
Mon.
Oct. 9
-
Sun.
Oct. 15
6:55
6:25
6:40
6:15
Mon.
Oct. 16
-
Sun.
Oct. 22
7:05
6:15
6:50
6:00
Mon.
Oct. 23
-
Sun.
Oct. 29
7:10
6:05
7:00
5:50
Mon.
Oct. 30
-
Sat.
Nov. 4
7:25
5:50
7:10
5:40
Pacific Standard Time
 
 
 
Sun.
Nov. 5
6:25
4:50
6:10
4:40
Mon.
Nov. 6
-
Sun.
Nov. 12
6:35
4:40
6:25
4:30
Mon.
Nov. 13
-
Sun.
Nov. 19
6:45
4:30
6:35
4:20
Mon.
Nov. 20
-
Sun.
Nov. 26
6:55
4:25
6:45
4:15
Mon.
Nov. 27
-
Sun.
Dec. 3
7:05
4:20
6:55
4:10
Mon.
Dec. 4
-
Sun.
Dec. 10
7:15
4:20
7:00
4:05
Mon.
Dec. 11
-
Sun.
Dec. 17
7:20
4:20
7:10
4:05
Mon.
Dec. 18
-
Sun.
Dec. 24
7:25
4:20
7:10
4:10
Mon.
Dec. 25
-
Sun.
Dec. 31
7:25
4:25
7:15
4:10
Mon.
Jan. 1
-
Sun.
Jan. 7
7:30
4:30
7:15
4:20
Mon.
Jan. 8
-
Sun.
Jan. 14
7:25
4:40
7:15
4:30
Mon.
Jan. 15
-
Sun.
Jan. 21
7:20
4:50
7:10
4:40
Mon.
Jan. 22
-
Sun.
Jan. 28
7:15
5:00
7:00
4:50
Mon.
Jan. 29
-
Sun.
Feb. 4
7:05
5:10
6:50
5:00
Mon.
Feb. 5
-
Sun.
Feb. 11
6:55
5:20
6:40
5:10
Mon.
Feb. 12
-
Sun.
Feb. 18
6:45
5:35
6:30
5:20
Mon.
Feb. 19
-
Sun.
Feb. 25
6:35
5:45
6:20
5:30
Mon.
Feb. 26
-
Sun.
Mar. 4 (Mar. 3)
6:20
5:55
6:05
5:40
Mon.
Mar. 5 (Mar. 4)
-
Sat.
Mar. 10 (Mar. 9)
6:05
6:05
5:50
5:50
Daylight Savings Time
 
 
 
(Sun.)
(Mar. 10)
7:00
7:10
6:50
6:55
(9) OFFICIAL HUNTING HOURS
WHEN THE SEPTEMBER 1 - MARCH 10 PERIOD BEGINS ON SATURDAY
 
 
 
 
Western Washington
from A.M. to P.M.
Eastern Washington
from A.M. to P.M.
Dates (Inclusive)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Daylight Savings Time
Sat.
Sept. 1
-
Sun.
Sept. 2
6:00
7:50
5:45
7:40
Mon.
Sept. 3
-
Sun.
Sept. 9
6:05
7:40
5:50
7:30
Mon.
Sept. 10
-
Sun.
Sept. 16
6:15
7:25
6:00
7:15
Mon.
Sept. 17
-
Sun.
Sept. 23
6:20
7:10
6:10
7:00
Mon.
Sept. 24
-
Sun.
Sept. 30
6:30
6:55
6:20
6:45
Mon.
Oct. 1
-
Sun.
Oct. 7
6:40
6:45
6:30
6:30
Mon.
Oct. 8
-
Sun.
Oct. 14
6:50
6:30
6:40
6:15
Mon.
Oct. 15
-
Sun.
Oct. 21
7:00
6:15
6:50
6:05
Mon.
Oct. 22
-
Sun.
Oct. 28
7:10
6:05
7:00
5:50
Mon.
Oct. 29
-
Sat.
Nov. 3
7:20
5:50
7:10
5:40
Pacific Standard Time
 
 
 
Sun.
Nov. 4
6:20
4:50
6:10
4:40
Mon.
Nov. 5
-
Sun.
Nov. 11
6:35
4:40
6:20
4:30
Mon.
Nov. 12
-
Sun.
Nov. 18
6:45
4:35
6:30
4:20
Mon.
Nov. 19
-
Sun.
Nov. 25
6:55
4:25
6:40
4:15
Mon.
Nov. 26
-
Sun.
Dec. 2
7:05
4:20
6:50
4:10
Mon.
Dec. 3
-
Sun.
Dec. 9
7:10
4:20
7:00
4:05
Mon.
Dec. 10
-
Sun.
Dec. 16
7:20
4:20
7:05
4:05
Mon.
Dec. 17
-
Sun.
Dec. 23
7:25
4:20
7:10
4:05
Mon.
Dec. 24
-
Sun.
Dec. 30
7:25
4:25
7:15
4:10
Mon.
Dec. 31
-
Sun.
Jan. 6
7:25
4:30
7:15
4:20
Mon.
Jan. 7
-
Sun.
Jan. 13
7:25
4:40
7:15
4:25
Mon.
Jan. 14
-
Sun.
Jan. 20
7:20
4:45
7:10
4:35
Mon.
Jan. 21
-
Sun.
Jan. 27
7:15
4:55
7:05
4:45
Mon.
Jan. 28
-
Sun.
Feb. 3
7:05
5:10
6:55
4:55
Mon.
Feb. 4
-
Sun.
Feb. 10
7:00
5:20
6:45
5:10
Mon.
Feb. 11
-
Sun.
Feb. 17
6:45
5:30
6:35
5:20
Mon.
Feb. 18
-
Sun.
Feb. 24
6:35
5:40
6:20
5:30
Mon.
Feb. 25
-
Sun.
Mar. 3 (Mar. 2)
6:20
5:55
6:10
5:40
Mon.
Mar. 4 (Mar. 3)
-
Sat.
Mar. 9 (Mar. 8)
6:10
6:05
5:55
5:50
Daylight Savings Time
(Sun.)
(Mar. 9)
-
Sun.
(Mon.)
Mar. 10
7:05
7:05
6:50
6:55
[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.013, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, and 77.12.047. WSR 17-05-112 (Order 17-04), recodified as § 220-416-050, filed 2/15/17, effective 3/18/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.055, 77.12.047, and 77.32.070. WSR 15-18-032 (Order 15-275), § 232-12-289, filed 8/25/15, effective 9/25/15. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.013, 77.04.055, 77.12.045, and 77.12.047. WSR 13-02-043 (Order 12-290), § 232-12-289, filed 12/21/12, effective 1/21/13. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047, 77.12.020, 77.12.570, 77.12.210. WSR 07-11-017 (Order 07-62), § 232-12-289, filed 5/3/07, effective 6/3/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. WSR 03-06-110 (Order 03-23), § 232-12-289, filed 3/5/03, effective 4/5/03.]



220-416-060
2018-2019 Migratory waterfowl seasons and regulations.

Hunters must comply with the bag, possession, and season limits described in this section. Failure to do so constitutes a violation of RCW 77.15.245, 77.15.400, or 77.15.430, depending on the species hunted and the circumstances of the violation.
DUCKS
Statewide: Oct. 13-31, 2018 and Nov. 3, 2018 - Jan. 27, 2019; except scaup season closed Oct. 13 - Nov. 2, 2018.
Special youth hunting weekend open only to hunters 15 years of age or under (must be accompanied by an adult at least 18 years old who is not hunting): Sept. 22-23, 2018, in Western Washington (West Zone); Sept. 29-30, 2018, in Eastern Washington (East Zone).
Daily Bag Limit: 7 ducks, to include not more than 2 hen mallard, 2 pintail, 3 scaup, 2 canvasback, and 2 redhead statewide; and to include not more than 1 harlequin, 2 scoter, 2 long-tailed duck, and 2 goldeneye in Western Washington.
Possession Limit for Regular Season: 21 ducks, to include not more than 6 hen mallard, 6 pintail, 9 scaup, 6 canvasback, and 6 redhead statewide; and to include not more than 1 harlequin, 6 scoter, 6 long-tailed duck, and 6 goldeneye in Western Washington.
Possession Limit for Youth Hunting Weekend: 14 ducks, to include not more than 4 hen mallard, 4 pintail, 6 scaup, 4 canvasback, and 4 redhead statewide; and to include not more than 1 harlequin, 4 scoter, 4 long-tailed duck, and 4 goldeneye in Western Washington.
Season Limit: 1 harlequin in Western Washington.
AUTHORIZATION AND HARVEST RECORD CARD REQUIRED TO HUNT SEA DUCKS
Hunters must possess a special 2018-2019 hunting authorization and harvest record card for sea ducks when hunting harlequin, scoter, long-tailed duck, and goldeneye in Western Washington. A hunter who has not previously possessed a sea duck harvest report card must submit an application form to Washington state department of fish and wildlife (WDFW). Immediately after taking a sea duck into possession, hunters must record in ink the information required on the harvest record card.
COOT (Mudhen)
Same areas and dates (including youth hunting weekend) as the duck season.
Daily Bag Limit: 25 coots.
Possession Limit: 75 coots.
Possession Limit for Youth Hunting Weekend: 50 coots.
SNIPE
Same areas and dates (except youth hunting weekend) as the duck season.
Daily Bag Limit: 8 snipe.
Possession Limit: 24 snipe.
GEESE (except Brant)
Special youth hunting weekend open only to hunters 15 years of age or under (must be accompanied by an adult at least 18 years old who is not hunting): Sept. 22-23, 2018, in Western Washington (West Zone); Sept. 29-30, 2018, in Eastern Washington (East Zone).
Daily Bag Limit: 4 Canada geese and 10 white-fronted geese.
Possession Limit: 8 Canada geese and 20 white-fronted geese.
Western Washington Goose Seasons
Goose Management Area 1: Island, Skagit, and Snohomish counties.
September Canada Goose Season
Sept. 8-13, 2018.
Daily Bag Limit: 5 Canada geese.
Possession Limit: 15 Canada geese.
Regular Season
Oct. 13 – Nov. 25, 2018, and Dec. 8, 2018 - Jan. 27, 2019, for Canada and white-fronted geese (except brant).
Oct. 13 – Nov. 25, 2018, Dec. 8, 2018 - Jan. 27, 2019, and Feb. 9-20, 2019, for snow, Ross', and blue geese (collectively referred to as white geese). During Feb. 9-20, 2019, in Skagit and Snohomish counties, specified WDFW lands including Fir Island Farm Game Reserve, Island Unit, Johnson DeBay's Slough Swan Reserve and Hunt Unit, Leque Island, Samish, Samish River, South Padilla Bay, and Skagit Headquarters Units of the Skagit Wildlife Area are closed to goose hunting in Goose Management Area 1. During Feb. 9-20, 2019, in Snohomish County, that portion east of Interstate 5 is closed to goose hunting in Goose Management Area 1.
Daily Bag Limit: 4 Canada geese, 10 white-fronted geese, and 6 white geese (snow, Ross', blue).
Possession Limit: 12 Canada geese, 30 white-fronted geese, and 18 white geese (snow, Ross', blue).
AUTHORIZATION AND HARVEST RECORD CARD REQUIRED TO HUNT SNOW GEESE
Hunters must possess a special 2018-2019 migratory bird hunting authorization and harvest record card for snow geese when hunting snow, Ross', and blue geese in Goose Management Area 1. A hunter who has not previously possessed a snow goose harvest report card must submit an application form to Washington state department of fish and wildlife (WDFW). Immediately after taking a snow, Ross', or blue goose into possession, hunters must record in ink the information required on the harvest record card.
SKAGIT COUNTY SPECIAL RESTRICTIONS
It is unlawful to discharge a firearm for the purpose of hunting waterfowl within 100 feet of any paved public road on Fir Island in Skagit County or to discharge a firearm for the purpose of hunting snow geese within 100 feet of any paved public road in other areas of Skagit County.
While hunting snow geese, if a hunter is convicted of (a) trespass; (b) shooting from, across, or along the maintained part of any public highway; (c) discharging a firearm for the purpose of hunting waterfowl within 100 feet of any paved public road on Fir Island in Skagit County or discharging a firearm within 100 feet of any paved public road for the purpose of hunting snow geese in other areas of Skagit County; or (d) exceeding the daily bag limit for geese, authorization will be invalidated for the remainder of the current snow goose season and an authorization will not be issued for the subsequent snow goose season.
Goose Management Area 2 - Coast: Pacific County and the portion of Grays Harbor County west of highway 101.
September Canada Goose Season
Sept. 1-9, 2018.
Daily Bag Limit: 5 Canada geese, except 15 Canada geese in Pacific County.
Possession Limit: 15 Canada geese, except 45 Canada geese in Pacific County.
Regular Season
Open in all areas from 30 minutes after the start of official hunting hours to 30 minutes before the end of official hunting hours, 7 days per week during Oct. 13-28, 2018; Saturdays, Sundays, and Wednesdays only, Nov. 1 – Dec. 2, 2018, Dec. 22 - Jan. 20, 2019; and Feb. 2–16, 2019. During Feb. 2-16, 2019, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Wildlife Refuges (NWRs) and WDFW Wildlife Areas are closed to goose hunting in Goose Management Area 2 - Coast.
Bag Limits for Goose Management Area 2 - Coast:
Daily Bag Limit: 4 Canada geese (except dusky Canada geese which are closed to harvest), 10 white-fronted geese, and 6 white geese (snow, Ross', blue).
Possession Limit: 12 Canada geese (except dusky Canada geese which are closed to harvest), 30 white-fronted geese, and 18 white geese (snow, Ross', blue).
Dusky Canada geese: SEASON CLOSED.
Goose Management Area 2 - Inland: Clark, Cowlitz, Wahkiakum counties and the portion of Grays Harbor County east of highway 101.
September Canada Goose Season
Sept. 1-9, 2018.
Daily Bag Limit: 5 Canada geese.
Possession Limit: 15 Canada geese.
Regular Season
Open in all areas except Ridgefield NWR from 30 minutes after the start of official hunting hours to 30 minutes before the end of official hunting hours, 7 days per week during Oct. 13-28, 2018; Saturdays, Sundays, and Wednesdays only, Nov. 24, 2018 – Jan. 13, 2019; and Feb. 9 – Mar. 9, 2019. During Feb. 9 – Mar. 9, 2019, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Wildlife Refuges (NWRs) and WDFW Wildlife Areas are closed to goose hunting in Goose Management Area 2 - Inland. Ridgefield NWR open from 30 minutes after the start of official hunting hours to 30 minutes before the end of official hunting hours, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays only, Oct. 13-28, 2018 and Nov. 24, 2018 – Jan. 12, 2019.
Bag Limits for Goose Management Area 2 - Inland:
Daily Bag Limit: 4 Canada geese (except dusky Canada geese which are closed to harvest), 10 white-fronted geese, and 6 white geese (snow, Ross', blue).
Possession Limit: 12 Canada geese (except dusky Canada geese which are closed to harvest), 30 white-fronted geese, and 18 white geese (snow, Ross', blue).
Dusky Canada geese: SEASON CLOSED.
Special Provisions for Goose Management Area 2 Coast and Inland Regular Season only:
A dusky Canada goose is defined as a dark-breasted (as shown in the Munsell color chart 10 YR, 5 or less) Canada goose with a culmen (bill) length of 40-50 mm.
Hunters must possess a valid special 2018-2019 migratory bird hunting authorization and harvest record card for geese when hunting all goose species in Goose Management Area 2 Coast and Inland. New hunters and those who did not maintain a valid 2017-2018 authorization must review goose identification training materials and score a minimum of 80% on a goose identification test to receive authorization. Hunters who fail a test must wait 28 days before retesting, and will not be issued a reciprocal authorization until that time. Immediately after taking a goose into possession, hunters must record in ink the information required on the harvest record card.
It is unlawful for hunters in Goose Management Area 2 Coast and Inland to fail to comply with the directions of authorized department personnel related to the collection of goose subspecies information pursuant to RCW 77.12.071. A person who prevents department personnel from collecting samples of tissue or other bodily parts is subject to prosecution under RCW 77.15.360 Unlawful interfering in department operationsPenalty. If a hunter takes a dusky Canada goose or does not comply with requirements listed above regarding WDFW collection of subspecies information, authorization will be invalidated by the department and the hunter will not be able to hunt geese in Goose Management Area 2 Coast and Inland for the remainder of the season. It is unlawful to fail to comply with all provisions listed above for Goose Management Area 2 Coast and Inland. Taking one dusky Canada goose is punishable as an infraction under RCW 77.15.160 (5)(b). Other violations of Area 2 goose hunting rules are punishable as an infraction under RCW 77.15.160 (2)(e) or as a misdemeanor or gross misdemeanor under RCW 77.15.400 unlawful hunting of wild birds, depending on the circumstances of the violation.
Goose Management Area 3
Includes all parts of Western Washington not included in Goose Management Areas 1 and 2.
September Canada Goose Season
Sept. 8-13, 2018.
Daily Bag Limit: 5 Canada geese.
Possession Limit: 15 Canada geese.
Regular Season
Oct. 13-25, 2018 and Nov. 3, 2018 – Jan. 27, 2019.
Daily Bag Limit: 4 Canada geese (except dusky Canada geese which are closed to harvest), 10 white-fronted geese, and 6 white geese (snow, Ross', blue).
Possession Limit: 12 Canada geese (except dusky Canada geese which are closed to harvest), 30 white-fronted geese, and 18 white geese (snow, Ross', blue).
Eastern Washington Goose Seasons
September Canada Goose Season (Eastern Washington)
Sept. 8-9, 2018.
Daily Bag Limit: 5 Canada geese.
Possession Limit: 10 Canada geese.
Goose Management Area 4
Adams, Benton, Chelan, Douglas, Franklin, Grant, Kittitas, Lincoln, Okanogan, Spokane, and Walla Walla counties.
Saturdays, Sundays, and Wednesdays only during Oct. 13, 2018 – Jan. 20, 2019; additionally, to accommodate opportunity during recognized holiday periods, the 2018-2019 season will include: Nov. 12, 22, and 23, 2018; Dec. 24, 25, 27, and 28, 2018; Jan. 1, 2019; and every day Jan. 21-27, 2019.
Goose Management Area 5
Includes all parts of Eastern Washington not included in Goose Management Area 4.
Oct. 13-29, 2018 and every day from Nov. 3, 2018 - Jan. 27, 2019.
Bag Limits for all Eastern Washington Goose Management Areas during regular seasons:
Daily Bag Limit: 4 Canada geese, 10 white-fronted geese, and 6 white geese (snow, Ross', blue).
Possession Limit: 12 Canada geese, 30 white-fronted geese, and 18 white geese (snow, Ross', blue).
BRANT
Open in Skagit County only on the following dates: Jan. 12, 13, 16, 19, 20, 23, 26, and 27, 2019.
If the 2018-2019 preseason brant population in Skagit County is 3,000-6,000 (as determined by the midwinter waterfowl survey), the brant season in Skagit County will be open only on the following dates: Jan. 12, 16, and 19, 2019.
If the 2018-2019 preseason brant population in Skagit County is below 3,000 (as determined by the midwinter waterfowl survey), the brant season in Skagit County will be canceled.
Open in Clallam and Whatcom counties only on the following dates: Jan. 12, 16, and 19, 2019.
Open in Pacific County only on the following dates: Jan. 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20, 22, 24, 26, and 27, 2019.
AUTHORIZATION AND HARVEST RECORD CARD REQUIRED TO HUNT BRANT
Hunters must possess a special 2018-2019 migratory bird hunting authorization and harvest record card for brant when hunting brant. A hunter who has not previously possessed a brant harvest report card must submit an application form to Washington state department of fish and wildlife (WDFW). Immediately after taking a brant into possession, hunters must record in ink the information required on the harvest record card.
Bag Limits for Clallam, Skagit, Pacific and Whatcom counties:
Daily Bag Limit: 2 brant.
Possession Limit: 6 brant.
SWANS
Season closed statewide.
MOURNING DOVE
Sept. 1 - Oct. 30, 2018, statewide.
Daily Bag Limit: 15 mourning doves.
Possession Limit: 45 mourning doves.
BAND-TAILED PIGEON
Sept. 15-23, 2018, statewide.
Daily Bag Limit: 2 band-tailed pigeons.
Possession Limit: 6 band-tailed pigeons.
AUTHORIZATION AND HARVEST RECORD CARD REQUIRED TO HUNT BAND-TAILED PIGEONS
Hunters must possess a special 2018-2019 migratory bird hunting authorization and harvest record card for band-tailed pigeons when hunting band-tailed pigeons. A hunter who has not previously possessed a band-tailed pigeon harvest report card must submit an application form to Washington state department of fish and wildlife (WDFW). Immediately after taking a band-tailed pigeon into possession, hunters must record in ink the information required on the harvest record card.
FALCONRY SEASONS
DUCKS, COOTS, SNIPE, GEESE, AND MOURNING DOVES (EXCEPT BRANT)(Falconry)
Same season dates for each species in each area as listed above.
Daily Bag Limit: 3, straight or mixed bag, including ducks, coots, snipe, geese, and mourning doves during established seasons.
Possession Limit: 3 times the daily bag limit.
DUCKS, COOTS, CANADA GEESE, AND WHITE-FRONTED GEESE (EXCEPT BRANT AND WHITE GEESE)(Extended Falconry)
Sept. 22-23, 2018, in Western Washington (West Zone).
Sept. 29-30, 2018, in Eastern Washington (East Zone).
Daily Bag Limit: 3, straight or mixed bag, including ducks, coots, Canada geese and white-fronted geese following special youth weekend allowable species.
Possession Limit: 2 times the daily bag limit.
MOURNING DOVE(Extended Falconry)
Oct. 31 - Dec. 16, 2018.
Daily Bag Limit: 3, straight or mixed bag, including ducks, coots, snipe, and geese during established seasons.
Possession Limit: 3 times the daily bag limit.
HIP REQUIREMENTS:
All hunters of migratory game birds (duck, goose, coot, snipe, mourning dove, and band-tailed pigeon) age 16 and over are required to complete a harvest information program (HIP) survey at a license dealer and possess a Washington migratory bird permit as evidence of compliance with this requirement when hunting migratory game birds. Youth hunters are required to complete a HIP survey and possess a Washington migratory bird permit (free for youth) as evidence of compliance with this requirement when hunting migratory game birds.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.013, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, 77.12.020, 77.12.040, 77.12.047, 77.12.150, 77.12.210, 77.12.240, 77.12.320, 77.12.570, 77.12.800, 77.15.245, 77.32.007, 77.32.050, 77.32.070, 77.32.090, 77.32.370, and 77.32.530. WSR 18-11-061 (Order 18-76), § 220-416-060, filed 5/11/18, effective 6/11/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, 77.12.047, 77.12.150, 77.12.240, 77.12.800, 77.32.090. WSR 17-10-076 (Order 17-10), amended and recodified as § 220-416-060, filed 5/3/17, effective 6/3/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, 77.12.047, 77.12.150, 77.12.240, 77.12.800, 77.32.090, and 77.32.155. WSR 16-12-087, § 232-28-436, filed 5/31/16, effective 7/1/16. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.055, 77.12.047, and 77.32.070. WSR 15-18-032 (Order 15-275), § 232-28-436, filed 8/25/15, effective 9/25/15; WSR 14-17-081 (Order 14-213), § 232-28-436, filed 8/18/14, effective 9/18/14. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047, 77.12.240, 77.32.070. WSR 13-17-083 (Order 13-186), § 232-28-436, filed 8/19/13, effective 9/19/13. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.055, 77.12.047, 77.32.070, and C.F.R. Title 50, Part 20; Migratory Bird Treaty Act. WSR 12-18-001 (Order 12-191), § 232-28-436, filed 8/22/12, effective 9/22/12.]



220-416-070
Columbia, Snake, and Yakima River waterfowl, coot, and snipe closures.

It is unlawful to hunt migratory waterfowl, coot, and snipe on or within the following described areas:
(1) Waters and land below the mean high water mark of Bachelor Island Slough of the Columbia River. Bachelor Island Slough is further defined as those waters starting at the south end of the slough at its confluence with the Columbia River, running north along the eastern shore of Bachelor Island to the confluence with Lake River. (Clark County)
(2) The Columbia River and those lands lying within one-quarter mile of the Columbia River upstream from the railroad bridge at Wishram to the U.S. Highway 97 bridge at Maryhill (Klickitat County).
(3) The Columbia River between the mouth of Glade Creek (river channel marker 57) and the old town site of Paterson (river channel marker 67), except the hunting of waterfowl, coot, and snipe is permitted from the main shoreline of the Columbia River in this area. (Benton County)
(4) The Columbia River and those lands lying within one-quarter mile of the Columbia River between the old Hanford townsite (Wooden Tower) power line crossing in Section 24, T13N, R27E, to Vernita Bridge (Highway 24). (Benton, Franklin, and Grant counties)
(5) The Columbia River between the public boat launch at Sunland Estates (Wanapum Pool) and a point perpendicular in Kittitas County; upstream to the posted marker 200 yards north of Quilomene Bay and a point perpendicular in Grant County, including islands. (Grant and Kittitas counties)
(6) The Snake River and those lands within one-quarter mile of the Snake River, between the U.S. Highway 12 bridge near Burbank, upstream to a line running between shoreline navigation marker 5 at Levey Park Recreation Area and the Corps of Engineers windmill at Charbonneau Habitat Management Unit. (Franklin and Walla Walla counties)
(7) The Yakima River and those lands lying within one-fourth mile of the Yakima River from the Sunnyside-Mabton Road bridge downstream to the Euclid Road bridge (4 miles). (Yakima County)
[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.013, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, and 77.12.047. WSR 17-05-112 (Order 17-04), recodified as § 220-416-070, filed 2/15/17, effective 3/18/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, 77.12.047, 77.12.150, 77.12.240, 77.12.800, 77.32.090, and 77.32.155. WSR 16-12-087, § 232-16-740, filed 5/31/16, effective 7/1/16. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.055, 77.12.047, 77.12.150, and 77.12.240. WSR 15-10-034 (Order 15-96), § 232-16-740, filed 4/28/15, effective 5/29/15. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. WSR 05-17-098 (Order 05-174), § 232-16-740, filed 8/15/05, effective 9/15/05; WSR 04-17-061 (Order 04-207), § 232-16-740, filed 8/11/04, effective 9/11/04; WSR 03-16-087 (Order 03-175), § 232-16-740, filed 8/5/03, effective 9/5/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040. WSR 97-18-023 (Order 97-163), § 232-16-740, filed 8/25/97, effective 9/25/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040 and 77.12.010. WSR 96-18-005 (Order 96-123), § 232-16-740, filed 8/22/96, effective 9/22/96.]



220-416-080
Lynch Cove and Union River hunting area restriction (Mason County).

Within the SW 1/4 of Section 29, Section 31 (excluding the SW 1/4), and the W 1/2 of Section 32 in T23N, R1W.W.M.; in areas south of State Route 300 and NE North Shore Road, and areas north of State Routes 3 and 106: It is unlawful to hunt waterfowl, coot, or snipe in Lynch Cove and the Union River except in blinds designated by the department.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.013, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, and 77.12.047. WSR 17-05-112 (Order 17-04), recodified as § 220-416-080, filed 2/15/17, effective 3/18/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.055, 77.12.047, 77.12.150, and 77.12.240. WSR 15-10-034 (Order 15-96), § 232-16-750, filed 4/28/15, effective 5/29/15. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040 and 77.12.010. WSR 96-18-006 (Order 96-124), § 232-16-750, filed 8/22/96, effective 9/22/96.]



220-416-090
Northern Puget Sound hunting method restriction.

It is unlawful to hunt waterfowl, coot or snipe from a moving boat or any free-floating device that is not in a fixed position which is either anchored or secured to shore in Port Susan Bay, Skagit Bay, Padilla Bay, and Samish Bay.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.013, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, and 77.12.047. WSR 17-05-112 (Order 17-04), recodified as § 220-416-090, filed 2/15/17, effective 3/18/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040 and 77.12.010. WSR 96-18-007 (Order 96-126), § 232-16-760, filed 8/22/96, effective 9/22/96.]



220-416-100
Baiting of game birdsUnlawful.

It is unlawful to hunt game birds by the aid of baiting, on or over any baited area, or on or over any area posted as an upland bird feeding site, where a person knows or reasonably should know that the area is or has been baited. As used in this section, the following definitions apply:
"Baited area" means any area on which salt, grain, or other feed has been placed, exposed, deposited, distributed, or scattered, if that salt, grain, or other feed could serve as a lure or attraction for game birds to, on, or over areas where hunters are attempting to take them. Any such area will remain a baited area for ten days following the complete removal of all such salt, grain, or other feed.
"Baiting" means the direct or indirect placing, exposing, depositing, distributing or scattering of salt, grain, or other feed that could serve as a lure or attraction for game birds to, on or over areas where hunters are attempting to take them.
"Manipulation" means the alteration of natural vegetation or agricultural crops by activities that include, but are not limited to, mowing, shredding, discing, rolling, chopping, trampling, flattening, burning, or herbicide treatments. The term manipulation does not include the distributing or scattering of grain, seed, or other feed after removal from or storage on the field where grown.
"Natural vegetation" means any nonagricultural, native, or naturalized plant species that grows at a site in response to planting or from existing seeds or other propagules. The term natural vegetation does not include planted millet. However, planted millet that grows on its own in subsequent years after the year of planting is considered natural vegetation.
"Normal agricultural operation" means a normal agricultural planting, harvesting, postharvest manipulation, or agricultural practice, that is conducted in accordance with official recommendations of State Extension Specialists of the Cooperative Extension Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
"Normal agricultural planting, harvesting, or postharvest manipulation" means a planting or harvesting undertaken for the purpose of producing and gathering a crop, or manipulation after such harvest and removal of grain, that is conducted in accordance with official recommendations of State Extension Specialists of the Cooperative Extension Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
"Normal soil stabilization practice" means a planting for agricultural soil erosion control or postmining land reclamation conducted in accordance with official recommendations of State Extension Specialists of the Cooperative Extension Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture for agricultural soil erosion control.
Nothing in this section shall prohibit hunting of game birds on or over the following lands or areas that are not otherwise baited areas:
(1) Standing crops, or flooded standing crops (including aquatics); standing, flooded, or manipulated natural vegetation; flooded harvested crop lands; or lands or areas where seeds or grains have been scattered solely as the result of normal agricultural planting, harvesting, postharvest manipulation, or normal soil stabilization practice;
(2) From a blind or other place of concealment camouflaged with natural vegetation;
(3) From a blind or other place of concealment camouflaged with vegetation from agricultural crops, as long as such camouflaging does not result in the exposing, depositing, distributing or scattering of grain or other feed; or
(4) Standing or flooded standing agricultural crops where grain is inadvertently scattered solely as a result of a hunter entering or exiting a hunting area, placing decoys, or retrieving downed birds.
Nothing in this section shall prohibit hunting of any game bird, except waterfowl and coots, on or over lands or areas that are not otherwise baited areas, and where grain or other feed has been distributed or scattered solely as the result of manipulation of an agricultural crop or other feed on the land where grown, or solely as the result of a normal agricultural operation.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.013, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, and 77.12.047. WSR 17-05-112 (Order 17-04), recodified as § 220-416-100, filed 2/15/17, effective 3/18/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. WSR 12-11-005 (Order 12-70), § 232-12-264, filed 5/2/12, effective 6/2/12. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040. WSR 99-17-034 (Order 99-118), § 232-12-264, filed 8/11/99, effective 9/11/99; WSR 81-12-029 (Order 165), § 232-12-264, filed 6/1/81. Formerly WAC 232-12-650.]



220-416-110
Use of game birds for training dogs, field trialsMarking requirements.

It is unlawful to possess game birds acquired from a licensed game farmer for the purpose of training dogs, field trials, or hunting unless the birds are marked in the following manner:
(1) Captive reared waterfowl shall be physically marked in the following manner:
(a) Removal of the hind toe from the right foot.
(b) Pinioning of a wing: Provided, That this method shall be the removal of the metacarpal bones of one wing or a portion of the metacarpal bones which renders the bird permanently incapable of flight.
(c) Banding of one metatarsus with a seamless metal band.
(d) Tattooing of a readily discernible number or letter or combination thereof on the web of one foot.
(2) All other game birds shall be physically marked by removal of the first joint of the outside toe on the right foot prior to four weeks of age or marked by a band purchased from the department.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.013, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, and 77.12.047. WSR 17-05-112 (Order 17-04), recodified as § 220-416-110, filed 2/15/17, effective 3/18/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040. WSR 83-12-055 (Order 206), § 232-12-044, filed 6/1/83; WSR 81-22-002 (Order 174), § 232-12-044, filed 10/22/81; WSR 81-12-029 (Order 165), § 232-12-044, filed 6/1/81. Formerly WAC 232-12-120.]



220-416-120
Bullfrogs.

It is unlawful to take bullfrogs except by angling, hand dip netting, spearing (gigging) or with bow and arrow. There is no daily limit on the number of bullfrogs that may be taken, no possession limit, and no size restrictions.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.013, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, and 77.12.047. WSR 17-05-112 (Order 17-04), recodified as § 220-416-120, filed 2/15/17, effective 3/18/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. WSR 06-13-023 (Order 06-135), § 232-12-619, filed 6/13/06, effective 7/14/06; WSR 06-05-085 (Order 06-23), § 232-12-619, filed 2/14/06, effective 5/1/06; WSR 05-17-007 (Order 05-168), § 232-12-619, filed 8/3/05, effective 9/3/05; WSR 05-05-035 (Order 05-15), § 232-12-619, filed 2/10/05, effective 5/1/05; WSR 04-19-012 (Order 04-242), § 232-12-619, filed 9/2/04, effective 10/3/04; WSR 04-07-009 (Order 04-39), § 232-12-619, filed 3/4/04, effective 5/1/04; WSR 02-08-048 (Order 02-53), § 232-12-619, filed 3/29/02, effective 5/1/02. Statutory Authority: 2000 c 107 § 7. WSR 00-16-091 (Order 00-134), § 232-12-619, filed 7/31/00, effective 8/31/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080, 77.12.040. WSR 00-08-038 (Order 00-29), § 232-12-619, filed 3/29/00, effective 5/1/00; WSR 99-15-081 (Order 99-102), § 232-12-619, filed 7/20/99, effective 8/20/99; WSR 99-08-029 (Order 99-13), § 232-12-619, filed 3/30/99, effective 5/1/99. Statutory Authority: 1998 c 191 and RCW 75.08.080. WSR 99-03-029 (Order 99-02), § 232-12-619, filed 1/13/99, effective 2/13/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040 and 75.08.080. WSR 98-06-031, § 232-12-619, filed 2/26/98, effective 5/1/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 75.12.040. WSR 97-18-035, § 232-12-619, filed 8/27/97, effective 9/27/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040. WSR 97-07-076 (Order 97-50), § 232-12-619, filed 3/19/97, effective 5/1/97; WSR 96-11-079 (Order 96-45), § 232-12-619, filed 5/13/96, effective 6/13/96; WSR 95-17-063 (Order 95-103), § 232-12-619, filed 8/15/95, effective 9/15/95; WSR 95-05-008 (Order 95-11), § 232-12-619, filed 2/1/95, effective 5/1/95. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.055 and 77.12.040. WSR 93-21-070 (Order 617), § 232-12-619, filed 10/20/93, effective 4/16/94. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040. WSR 93-10-054 (Order 600), § 232-12-619, filed 4/30/93, effective 5/31/93. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.055 and 77.12.040. WSR 92-01-084 (Order 524), § 232-12-619, filed 12/16/91, effective 4/16/92.]