Bring home more than just turkey this holiday

The family who eats together, stays together!

For many families, hunting and fishing are long-standing traditions and ways to sustainably provide a holiday meal for their families. Here are some current hunting and fishing opportunities in Washington:

Upland Bird

Forest Grouse (Blue, Ruffed, and Spruce) — statewide

Pheasant — statewide

California (Valley) Quail and Northern Bobwhite — statewide

Mountain Quail — western Washington

Partridge (Chukar & Gray) — eastern Washington

Turkey — select GMUs

Summary of Upland Bird Season Information

Summary of Turkey Season Information

Waterfowl

Duck — statewide

Coot — statewide

Snipe — statewide

Goose — select species and management areas

Summary of Waterfowl Season Information

Photo by Jeanne Hannah

Late Archery General Deer

Black-tailed deer — select GMU’s

Mule deer — select GMU’s

White-tailed deer — select GMU’s

Late Muzzleloader General Deer

Black-tailed deer — select GMU’s

Mule deer — select GMU’s

White-tailed deer — select GMU’s

Summary of Deer Season Information

Photo by Susan Jensen

Late Archery General Elk

Elk — select GMU’s

Late Muzzleloader General Elk

Elk — select GMU’s

Summary of Elk Season Information

Photo by Gentry Scott

Razor Clams

  • November 24, Sunday: 4:47 pm, -0.4 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis
  • November 25, Monday: 5:34 pm, -1.0 feet; Long Beach Twin Harbors, Mocrocks
  • November 26, Tuesday: 6:18 pm, -1.3 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis
  • November 27, Wednesday: 7:02 pm, -1.4 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks
  • November 28, Thursday: 7:44 pm, -1.2 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis
  • November 29, Friday: 8:29 pm, -0.7 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks
  • November 30, Saturday: 9:10 pm, -0.2 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis

Current Razor Clam Information

Don’t forget to join in the fun with the Razor Clam Face-Off!

Black Friday Fishing

There are number of lakes that have been restocked for holiday fishing! Be sure to read out Black Friday news release for details in eastern AND western Washington! For other fishing opportunities, check out the Quad City Herald’s Outdoors Report.

Looking where to hunt? Check out hunting locations on our website.

Need a refresher on GMU locations? Take a look at our website!

Don’t forget to share your adventures with us by tagging us on instagram at @thewdfw or submitting your photo to wdfw.wa.gov/share and from everyone at WDFW, have a fantastic Thanksgiving!

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

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The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is dedicated to preserving, protecting and perpetuating the state’s fish and wildlife resources.

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