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Big Game Permit Auctions in Washington State

Background of Auctions

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has been auctioning big game permits since 1994, starting with a single bighorn sheep permit. The concept expanded in 1997 with the introduction of raffle tags, allowing hunters to participate in raffles for permits to hunt deer, elk, bighorn sheep, and moose.

2024 Auction Dates and Locations

A variety of big game hunting permits are auctioned off each year, with each auction managed by different conservation organizations. Here are the scheduled auctions for 2024:

  1. California Bighorn Sheep

    • Organization: Wild Sheep Foundation
    • Date: January 19, 2024
    • Location: Online
  2. Mule Deer

    • Organization: Mule Deer Foundation
    • Date: February 16, 2024
    • Location: Online
  3. Three Deer

    • Organization: Mule Deer Foundation
    • Date: February 17, 2024
    • Location: Online
  4. Mountain Goat

    • Organization: Seattle Sportsmen's Conservation Foundation
    • Date: March 2, 2024
    • Location: Lynnwood
  5. Black-tailed Deer

    • Organization: Safari Club International, Southwest Washington Chapter
    • Date: March 9, 2024
    • Location: Portland
  6. White-tailed Deer

    • Organization: Safari Club International, Southwest Washington Chapter
    • Date: March 9, 2024
    • Location: Portland
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