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Washington State offers different kinds of special hunts.

Special Hunt Permits
The purpose of the special hunt permit drawings is to distribute special hunting opportunities beyond that which are available through the general hunting seasons. For the latest information regarding special hunt permits, please visit WDFW's Special Hunt Permit website at http://wdfw.wa.gov/hunting/permits/

Raffle Permit Hunts More Information
The purpose of the raffles is to generate revenue for the management of game species. Proceeds from the sale of single-species raffle permits will be used solely for the management and benefit of the species for which the raffle ticket was purchased. Proceeds from the sale of multiple-species raffle permits will be used for general game management. Raffle tickets are available for: deer, elk, bighorn sheep, moose, mountain goat, and turkey. Multiple tickets for each hunt can be purchased. The raffle drawing is done by computer.

  • Buckrun LHP Deer Raffle
    The Buckrun LHP conducts a public drawing for deer hunting opportunity. Ten winners are drawn, each receiving an "any deer" permit valid for hunting on Buckrun LHP property in northern Grant County. Raffle tickets are $25 each and there is no limit to the number of tickets you can purchase. Contact the Buckrun LHP at 509-345-2577 to apply and for additional information about the hunting opportunity. For more details, see the Big Game Hunting Seasons and Regulations pamphlet.

Multi-Season Hunts

Hunt Big Game from September through December
Applications on Sale December 1 - March 31!

Purchase online, at a local license dealer, or by calling 1-866-246-9453.

  • The multiple-season hunting permit allows a hunter to hunt with all three weapon types, archery, muzzleloader, and modern-firearm during the general hunting seasons for deer and/or elk.    Learn more >>

Auction Permit Hunts
Permit hunt auctions are held each year to generate revenue to be used solely for the management of the species for which the auction permit hunt is sold. Auctions may be held for:  deer, elk, bighorn sheep, moose, and mountain goat.

The auctions are held on a contract basis with wildlife oriented non-profit organizations.

If you have further questions, contact the Wildlife department for more information at 360-902-2515.

Incentive Permit Hunts
Incentive permits are offered to winners of a computer drawing of those hunters that submitted their big game and turkey hunting reports in a timely fashion for the previous hunting season. The permit hunts available to the winners are:

5 Statewide Deer Incentive Permit Hunts
2 Westside Elk Incentive Permit Hunts
2 Eastside Elk Incentive Permit Hunts

Hunter Education Instructor Incentive Permit Hunts
These permit hunts are awarded to randomly selected qualified Washington hunter education instructors as a reward to the participants and an incentive to hunters to become hunter education instructors. The permit hunts are determined by the Fish and Wildlife Commission along with the number of permits available each year.


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