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Hunting WashingtonWashington state is perhaps one of the best kept secrets when it comes to hunting. Washington state boasts a large and diverse hunting culture. Game hunting opportunities in the state include elk, moose, deer, bear, cougar, small game, waterfowl, not to mention the fishing, crabbing, and mushroom hunting. Falconry is legal, as is trapping, bow-hunting (crossbows only if you’re disabled), coyotes, coons, and many others. Washington has a reputation for excellent bird hunting. More info about hunting Washington can be found at the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife: Hunting Division. Or visit our Washington Hunting Forum.
While this site is for all hunters in North America, we would like to pay tribute to Washington State for its beauty and natural bounty.
About Washington StateFairly unassuming, Washington State is tucked up into the Northwest corner of the United States just over the border to Canada. It is the 13th most populace state in the United States. Interestingly enough, over 60% of Washington’s population lives within the Seattle Metropolitan Area, leaving the rest of Washington relatively pristine. The eastern half of the state is given over to extensive agriculture, but to the south and west lay beautiful mountain ranges, deep rainforests, and plentiful game. On the coast of Washington State you’ll find glacier carved fjords, numerous islands, and bays where killer whales, and humpbacks can be seen. Around 2/3 of the state is public land with 54% of that federally owned. Logging is a large industry in Washington, and logging roads are prolific throughout the state.
- Ferry County, in Washington State, has some of the best bear and deer hunting around, and is some of Washington’s most beautiful and most sparsely inhabited countryside. Residents are few and far between, and you’re unlikely to be rubbing elbows with fellow hunters while you stalk your game.
Is game hunting plentiful in Washington?
- Yes indeed! Especially once you leave the Seattle area!
What species might I hunt or fish in Washington?
- Whitetail Deer, Blacktail Deer, Mule Deer, Moose, Elk, Bobcat, Raccoon, Coyote, Cottontail Rabbit and Snowshoe Hare, Black Bear, Cougar, Coyote, Beaver, Mink, River Otter, Marten, Red Fox, Badger and Weasel.
Forest Grouse (Blue, Ruffed, and Spruce), Pheasant, California (Valley) Quail and Northern Bobwhite, Quail (Mountain), Partridge (Chukar & Gray), Crow, Wild Turkey, Duck, Coot, Snipe, Canadian Goose, Band-tailed Pigeon, and Mourning Dove.
Shellfish are plentiful along the coasts, as are salmon, and halibut. Channel catfish, sturgeon and lamprey grace Washington’s inland streams, lakes and rivers. (Please check state regulations to verify which animals are legal to hunt, the rules are always changing)!
Does Washington allow the hunting of fur animals?
- Yes, if properly licensed, including the badger, beaver, bobcat, marten, mink, muskrat, raccoon, red fox, river otter, and weasel.
Is hunting with traps legal in Washington State?
- Yes, with proper licensing.
Can I hunt with Falcons in Washington?
- Yes, you can hunt with falcons in Washington, but permits and licensing are required.