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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.

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
Dogs on Water Break

On the Road Again

Driving endless hours. It’s the not-so-glamourous part of this upland hunting pursuit. Thankfully the days afield tend to erase the days of pavement. The two longest drives of the year are always the first and last of the season. The anticipation of getting underway and the dread of completion make the toughest slogs. The 4,200 … Read more

Brian Koch
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