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Washington Bird Hunting

Seasons Span September 1 – 
January 16, 2017

Washington Bird Hunting

 

Resident License Fees:
$40.50

Non-Resident License Fees:
$183.50
3-Day $68

Special Permits:
Western Pheasant Fee RES $84.50
Western Pheasant Fee NR $167

Purchase License Online

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*prior to hunting, always verify all local rules and regulations with the appropriate state agencies because these laws are continually changing and are often area specific
Ring-Necked Pheasant

Washington Ring-Necked Pheasant Season

Western Zone: September 19 – November 23, 2016

Limits: 2 per day, 10 possession 

 

Eastern Zone : October 22 – January 16, 2017

Limits: 3 per day, 15 possession

Mountain Quail

Washington Mountain Quail Season

Western Zone: September 24 – November 30, 2016

Limits: 2 per day, 4 possession

 

Eastern Zone: Closed

California Quail

Washington California Quail Season

Western Zone: September 24 – November 30, 2016

Limits: 10 per day, 30 possession in aggregate with other quail

 

Eastern Zone: October 1 – January 16, 2017

Limits: 10 per day, 30 possession in aggregate with other quail

Bobwhite Quail

Washington Bobwhite Quail Season

Western Zone: September 24 – November 30, 2016

Limits: 10 per day, 30 possession in aggregate with other quail

 

Eastern Zone: October 1 – January 16, 2017

Limits: 10 per day, 30 possession in aggregate with other quail

Hungarian Partridge

Washington Hungarian Partridge Season

Eastern Zone: October 1 – January 16, 2017

 Limits: 6 per day, 18 possession

Chukar

Washington Chukar Season

Eastern Zone: October 1 – January 16, 2017

Limits: 6 per day, 18 possession

Blue Grouse

Washington Blue Grouse Season

September 1 – December 31, 2016

 Limits: 3 per day – total 4 aggregate, 12 possession in aggregate with Ruffed and Spruce not to include more than 9 of any species.

Ruffed Grouse

Washington Ruffed Grouse Season

September 1 – December 31, 2016

Limits: 3 per day – total 4 aggregate, 12 possession in aggregate with Blue and Spruce not to include more than 9 of any species.

Spruce Grouse

Washington Spruce Grouse Season

September 1 – December 31, 2016

 Limits: 3 per day – total 4 aggregate, 12 possession in aggregate with Ruffed and Blue not to include more than 9 of any species.

Drought Image

Upland Birds Seeing Red

The US Drought Monitor Map gives a pretty depressing view for more than half the country. There is a distinct yellow to deep red tone painting most of the areas west of the Mississippi and south of the Oregon Trail. The Drought Monitor uses a number of factors – soil moisture, streamflow, precipitation and more … Read more

Brian Koch
Lab with Ptarmigan

Whitetailed Demons

Something is wrong with me. Any other sane bird hunter would have packed up and moved to the interior where the bird numbers and density are greater. But I’m entrenched in the Kenai and I can’t get away from it. I’ve shot a Whitetailed Ptarmigan already. I’ve seen where they live. I know their confounding … Read more

Brian Koch
Montana Bird Hunting

Kicking Off the 2013 Upland Season in Montana

When you are about to drive 1500 miles to hunt birds, the last thing you want to do is forget something. Rural Montana isn’t the easiest place to find gear that you left behind. Because it’s the first hunt of the year, I try and pack over the course of a couple weeks. Sounds crazy, … Read more

Brian Koch