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Apply by May 22 for Washington 2019 SPECIAL Big Game Hunt Opportunities
Submitted by: TBC Press
Posted on: 05/15/19
Apply for Washington's 2019 SPECIAL PERMIT opportunities for big game multiple species across the state by May 22, 2019.
General special permit $7.10 -- Quality special permit $13.70 -- Youth special permit $3.80
Decide what species you want to hunt for. Each species has their own categories and application types. see below:
Deer or elk: prior to purchase of a special permit application, hunters must have a deer or elk hunting license. A transport tag (with weapon type and location) must be purchased prior to submittal of a special permit application.
Turkey: prior to purchase of a special permit application, hunters must have a valid small game license. A transport tag will be required for those who are selected for a special permit.
Mountain goat, moose, or bighorn sheep: a hunting license purchase is NOT required prior to purchase and submission of a special permit application. A license purchase will be required if you are selected for a special permit.
*Submission of a special permit application is considered use of a transport tag. Once the special permit application is submitted and the deadline has passed, the transport tag cannot be exchanged for a different weapon choice or location.
- You may purchase an application at a license vendor, online at fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov, or by calling 360-902-2464
If you purchase a special permit application but DO NOT submit it, you will be awarded one point but will not be eligible for the drawing for that season. Drawing results will be posted in your WILD account in June. Winners will be notified by mail or email.
- Access to hunting opportunities that are unavailable during the general hunting season
- Better hunt timing, providing greater potentialfor a successful harvest
- May have fewer hunters in the field duringyour hunt
- Contribute to improvement of public accessto private land
- Accumulate points – increase chancesof being drawn
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If you are drawn for a special permit, you will obtain access to hunting opportunities that are unavailable during the general hunting season. The special permit is governed by a weighted-point drawing system. You gain 1 point for every special permit application you purchase. If unsuccessful in the draw category, these points accumulate over the years, increasing the chances of your application being drawn. You may only purchase one application per category, per year.