WA Hunters Have Chance To Win Permit

Washington Fish & Wildlife, Bear Hunting Magazine

Hunters in Washington state who file a hunting report by January 10, 2013 will have a chance to win one of nine special hunting permits to be used in 2013.

Those who meet the deadline for reporting their hunting activities for black bear, deer, elk or turkey to the Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife will be included in a drawing for five deer permits and four elk permits in various areas of the state that will be valid from September 1-December 31, 2013.

To qualify for the drawing, hunters must submit a report for each black bear, deer, elk or turkey tag they purchased and for each special hunting permit they received in 2012.

All hunters, whether successful or not, are required to submit hunting reports for those species by January 31, 2013. Failure to meet the deadline can result in a $10 fine, payable before a hunter can purchase a 2013 license.

Washington hunters can report by phone toll free at 877 945-3492 or online at https://fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov. Be prepared to give the game management unit hunted and individual WILD identification number, which is printed on license documents. Whether reporting online or over the phone, hunters should follow the prompts until they receive a confirmation number for each report.

As in recent years, hunters are required to file separate reports for general-season hunting activities and for special-permit hunts for deer, elk, black bear and turkey.

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