Washington Hunting Seasons Dates (Updated)

Welcome to the Washington Hunting Seasons page. Updated US Hunting Seasons for 2019-2020.

As part of our comprehensive guide to US Hunting Seasons By State on this page you will find out "When Is Hunting Season for Washington?"

There is also general information on the different hunting seasons for a wide range of wild game species. You will find links to the relevant State Authority so you can make sure you have all the correct legal obligations in place before you start your hunt.

The Washington hunting season offers the hunter a range of game during hunting season including the following:-

White-tailed Deer, Black-tailed Deer, Mule Deer, Elk, Cougar, Black Bear, Turkey plus a range of small game and game bird species.

IMPORTANT. All care has been taking in preparing this hunting season information for you. Please check the relevant State Authority's Website for further information and any changes to current US Hunting Season Regulations. We have provided a link to each States hunting season website for your convenience.

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Elk Hunting Season
Deer Hunting Season

Washington Deer Hunting Season

Hunting Category

Hunting Season 2019-2020*

Deer (Firearms)

Oct 12-31, Nov 9-19 & Nov 14-19

Deer (High Buck)

Sept 15-25

Deer (Muzzleloader)

Sept 28 - Oct 6 & Nov 27 -Dec 15

Deer (Bow)

Sept 1 -27 & Nov 20 - Dec 31

 (Youth , >65, disabled)

Oct 12-25 & Nov 9-19

* Season dates may vary by zone. Please check the relevant State Authority Website. Season dates vary bewteen Deer species.

WashingtonTurkey Hunting Season

Hunting Category

Hunting Season 2019-2020*

Spring

Apr 15 - May 31

Spring (Youth)

April 4 - 5

Fall

Sept 1 - Dec 31

* Season dates may vary by zone. Please check the relevant State Authority Website.

 Washington Small Game  Hunting Season

Hunting Category

Hunting Season 2019-2020*

Bobcat

Sept 1 - Mar 15

Fox

Sept 1 - Mar 15

Cottontail Rabbit

Sept 1 - Mar 15

Snowshoe Hare

Sept 1 - Mar 15

Coyote

Open All Year

Raccoon

Sept 1 - Mar 15

* Season dates may vary by zone. Please check the relevant State Authority Website.

Washington Game Bird Hunting Season

Hunting Category

Hunting Season 2019-2020*

Ducks 

Oct 12 - 30 & Nov 2 - Jan 26

Dove

Sept 1 - Oct 30

Pheasant

Sept 28 - Nov 30

Grouse

Sept 1 - Dec 31

Quail

Sept 28 - Nov 30

* Season dates may vary by zone. Please check the relevant State Authority Website.

Washington Black Bear Hunting Season

Hunting Category

Hunting Season 2019-2020*

Fall

Aug 1 - Nov 15

* Season dates may vary by zone. Please check the relevant State Authority Website.

Washington Elk Hunting Season

Hunting Category

Hunting Season 2019-2020*

Elk Firearms (General)

Sept 15 - Nov 15

Elk Firearms (Masters)

Aug 1 - Jan 20

Elk Muzzleloader

Oct 5 - 11 & Oct 26 - Jan 20

Elk Muzzleloader (Masters)

Aug 1 - Jan 20

Elk Bow

Sept 7 - 19 & Oct 26 - Jan 30

Elk Bow (Masters)

Aug 1 - Jan 20

* Season dates may vary by zone. Please check the relevant State Authority Website.

Washington Cougar Hunting Season

Hunting Category

Hunting Season 2019-2020*

General Season

Sept 1 - Dec 31

* Season dates may vary by zone. Please check the relevant State Authority Website.

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