Washington Hunting Seasons Dates (Updated)

Welcome to the Washington Hunting Seasons page. Updated US Hunting Seasons for 2021-2022.

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.

Washington Hunting Seasons Dates

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.

Washington Deer Hunting Season

Hunting CategoryHunting Season 2021-2022*
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 CategoryHunting Season 2021-2022*
SpringApr 15 – May 31
Spring (Youth)April 4 – 5
FallSept 1 – Dec 31

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

Washington Small Game  Hunting Season

Hunting CategoryHunting Season 2021-2022*
BobcatSept 1 – Mar 15
FoxSept 1 – Mar 15
Cottontail RabbitSept 1 – Mar 15
Snowshoe HareSept 1 – Mar 15
CoyoteOpen All Year
RaccoonSept 1 – Mar 15

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

Washington Game Bird Hunting Season

Hunting CategoryHunting Season 2021-2022*
DucksOct 12 – 30 & Nov 2 – Jan 26
DoveSept 1 – Oct 30
PheasantSept 28 – Nov 30
GrouseSept 1 – Dec 31
QuailSept 28 – Nov 30

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

Washington Black Bear Hunting Season

Hunting CategoryHunting Season 2021-2022*
FallAug 1 – Nov 15

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

Washington Elk Hunting Season

Hunting CategoryHunting Season 2021-2022*
Elk Firearms (General)Sept 15 – Nov 15
Elk Firearms (Masters)Aug 1 – Jan 20
Elk MuzzleloaderOct 5 – 11 & Oct 26 – Jan 20
Elk Muzzleloader (Masters)Aug 1 – Jan 20
Elk BowSept 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 CategoryHunting Season 2021-2022*
General SeasonSept 1 – Dec 31

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

I hope you have found this State hunting season information helpful in planning your next great hunting adventure. Please feel free to share this page with your hunting buddies. In addition to these US Hunting Seasons by State pages, you may be interested in these posts.