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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

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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.

Alaska Mountains

The Alaska Standoff

Alaska and I are at odds. I’m here to take her birds. She’s not giving them up easily. I’m to earn them one vertical foot at a time until she has determined that sufficient  toll has been collected. She’s happy to show amazing places, jaw-dropping beauty, an abundance of nature viewing unrivaled anywhere else in … Read more

Brian Koch
Late Season Bobwhite

3000 Miles for One Bird

The sun is dipping into the horizon and the thermometer reads 19° when the dogs and I return to the truck after hunting the final day of upland season in Kansas. A quick check of the fitness band reveals I’ve hiked over 12 miles in eight inches of new snowfall. The dogs never stopped hunting … Read more

Brian Koch
Winter Bird Hunting

Hunting the Polar Vortex

The first half of the 2014 Upland Season is over and it’s been a whirlwind of travel all across the country. But this last trip to South Dakota hunting in brutally cold conditions was a great reminder that some of the best memories afield come from facing adversity and overcoming.

Brian Koch