Permit application deadline midnight May 19
Big game hunting seasons and regulations pamphlet online
Last updated 4/21/2022 at 1:58pm
OLYMPIA—Hunters can submit special hunt applications for 2022 deer, elk, mountain goat, moose, bighorn sheep and fall turkey seasons from April 19 through May 19.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) will conduct a random drawing from this year’s applicants to select 2022 permit winners in June. Qualified hunters with a special permit gain the opportunity to hunt at special times or places authorized by a general hunting license. Special hunt permits offer a chance to participate in a unique hunt while directly supporting conservation and management in Washington.