Elk NetworkWashington Unveils 2020 Hunting Preview

General | September 9, 2020

Below is a news release from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.

September marks the start of hunting seasons for deer, elk, waterfowl, and upland game birds in many areas Washington.

To help hunters have a successful hunting season, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has released its annual Hunting Prospects, which provide guidance and hunting information for each district.

“Our district wildlife biologists write these popular reports to give an in-depth look at what field conditions should look like this year,” said Anis Aoude, WDFW game division manager. “These prospects have a lot of useful information that can help brand new and experienced hunters plan their season.”

WDFW has also launched a hunting regulations web map, which allows hunters to find permit and general season hunts based on location, date, weapon choice, and more. Recent surveys indicate 2020 should be another good hunting year.

“Last year we created youth, veterans and active military special hunt days, and they were an overwhelming success,” said Kyle Spragens WDFW waterfowl manager. “They offer a very unique waterfowl hunting experience that we hope evolves into yearly waterfowling traditions. Favorable conditions in the Canadian prairies, Alaskan tundra and interior valleys, as well as here in Washington wetlands, make us hopeful for a strong waterfowl flight this fall.”

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(Photo source: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife)