Washington Bird Hunting

Seasons Span September 1 – 
January 21, 2019

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

Visit State DNR Website

*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
 

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State Drought Monitor – Upland hunting conditions are often highly dependent upon moisture for both habitat production and bird survival.

Ring-Necked Pheasant

Washington Ring-Necked Pheasant Season

Western Zone: September 29 – November 30, 2018

Limits: 2 per day, 15 possession 

 

Eastern Zone : October 20 – January 21, 2019

Limits: 3 per day, 15 possession

Mountain Quail

Washington Mountain Quail Season

Western Zone: September 29 – November 30, 2018

Limits: 2 per day, 4 possession

 

Eastern Zone: Closed

California Quail

Washington California Quail Season

Western Zone: September 29 – November 30, 2018

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

 

Eastern Zone: October 6 – January 21, 2019

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

Bobwhite Quail

Washington Bobwhite Quail Season

Western Zone: September 29 – November 30, 2018

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

Eastern Zone: October 6 – January 21, 2019

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

Hungarian Partridge

Washington Hungarian Partridge Season

Eastern Zone: October 6 – January 21, 2019

 Limits: 6 per day, 18 possession

Chukar

Washington Chukar Season

Eastern Zone: October 6 – January 21, 2019

Limits: 6 per day, 18 possession

Blue Grouse

Washington Blue Grouse Season

September 1 – December 31, 2018

 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, 2018

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, 2018

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

Public Land Ptarmigan

To the Edge with Friends and Dogs

We all have limits. But that edge is never static. It’s a river that rages perilously close or meanders docile and aimless in the distance. Most people are perfectly comfortable keeping a healthy distance—there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. But there is something about that torrent that is captivating and revealing. What we see … Read more

Elkhorn Ranch North Dakota

Hunting in the Shadow of Roosevelt

When I hunt in North Dakota, my thoughts often drift to Teddy Roosevelt’s days at Elkhorn Ranch — He named his Dakota home for a pair of locked elk skulls he found at the site. Today, centrally located within the million acres of the Little Missouri National Grasslands, Elkhorn is a great place to visit … Read more