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Official Hunting Hours for Game Animals and Forest Grouse in Washington

Key Hunting Hour Guidelines

  • Standard Hours: Generally, legal hunting hours are from one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset for game animals and forest grouse.
  • Exceptions: Bobcat and raccoon have different restrictions, and falconry seasons are exempt from these standard hours, except on designated pheasant release sites.
  • Turkey Hunting Hours: For turkeys, hunting is permitted from one-half hour before sunrise to sunset.
  • Publication of Seasons: Detailed seasons for turkey and other small game will be published in the Game Bird and Small Game Regulations pamphlet in June.

Western Washington Hunting Hours

  1. Sept. 1 – Sept. 3: 6:00 am – 8:20 pm
  2. Sept. 4 – Sept. 10: 6:05 am – 8:10 pm
  3. Sept. 11 – Sept. 17: 6:15 am – 7:55 pm
  4. Sept. 18 – Sept. 24: 6:25 am – 7:40 pm
  5. Sept. 25 – Oct. 1: 6:35 am – 7:25 pm
  6. Oct. 2 – Oct. 8: 6:45 am – 7:10 pm
  7. Oct. 9 – Oct. 15: 6:55 am – 6:55 pm
  8. Oct. 16 – Oct. 22: 7:05 am – 6:45 pm
  9. Oct. 23 – Oct. 29: 7:10 am – 6:35 pm
  10. Oct 30 - Nov. 4: 7:25 am – 6:20 pm
  11. Nov. 5: 6:25 am – 5:20 pm (PST begins)
  12. Nov. 6 – Nov. 12: 6:35 am – 5:10 pm
  13. Nov. 13 – Nov. 19: 6:45 am – 5:00 pm
  14. Nov. 20 – Nov. 26: 6:55 am – 4:55 pm
  15. Nov. 27 – Dec. 3: 7:05 am – 4:50 pm
  16. Dec. 4 – Dec. 10: 7:15 am – 4:50 pm
  17. Dec. 11 – Dec. 17: 7:20 am – 4:50 pm
  18. Dec. 18 – Dec. 24: 7:25 am – 4:50 pm
  19. Dec. 25 – Dec. 31: 7:25 am – 4:55 pm
  20. Jan. 1 – Jan. 7: 7:30 am – 5:00 pm
  21. Jan. 8 – Jan. 14: 7:25 am – 5:10 pm
  22. Jan. 15 – Jan. 21: 7:20 am – 5:20 pm
  23. Jan. 22 – Jan. 28: 7:15 am – 5:30 pm
  24. Jan. 29 – Jan. 31: 7:10 am – 5:35 pm

Eastern Washington Hunting Hours

  1. Sept. 1 – Sept. 3: 5:45 am – 8:05 pm
  2. Sept. 4 – Sept. 10: 5:55 am – 7:55 pm
  3. Sept. 11 – Sept. 17: 6:05 am – 7:40 pm
  4. Sept. 18 – Sept. 24: 6:10 am – 7:30 pm
  5. Sept. 25 – Oct. 1: 6:20 am – 7:15 pm
  6. Oct. 2 – Oct. 8: 6:30 am – 7:00 pm
  7. Oct. 9 – Oct. 15: 6:40 am – 6:45 pm
  8. Oct. 16 – Oct. 22: 6:50 am – 6:30 pm
  9. Oct. 23 – Oct. 29: 7:00 am – 6:20 pm
  10. Oct 30 - Nov. 4: 7:10 am – 6:10 pm
  11. Nov. 5: 6:10 am – 5:10 pm (PST begins)
  12. Nov. 6 – Nov. 12: 6:25 am – 5:00 pm
  13. Nov. 13 – Nov. 19: 6:35 am – 4:50 pm
  14. Nov. 20 – Nov. 26: 6:45 am – 4:45 pm
  15. Nov. 27 – Dec. 3: 6:55 am – 4:40 pm
  16. Dec. 4 – Dec. 10: 7:00 am – 4:35 pm
  17. Dec. 11 – Dec. 17: 7:10 am – 4:35 pm
  18. Dec. 18 – Dec. 24: 7:10 am – 4:40 pm
  19. Dec. 25 – Dec. 31: 7:15 am – 4:40 pm
  20. Jan. 1 – Jan. 7: 7:15 am – 4:50 pm
  21. Jan. 8 – Jan. 14: 7:15 am – 5:00 pm
  22. Jan. 15 – Jan. 21: 7:10 am – 5:10 pm
  23. Jan. 22 – Jan. 28: 7:00 am – 5:20 pm
  24. Jan. 29 – Jan. 31: 6:55 am – 5:20 pm
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