Frequent question: What license do you need to hunt pheasant in Washington state?

A Western-Washington pheasant license is required to hunt pheasants in western Washington. A small game license is not required to participate. The western Washington pheasant license costs $84.50 for adults and $40.50 for youth (under 16). The bag limit is two pheasants of either sex per day.

How much is a hunting license in the state of Washington?

Big game license costs

License type Resident
License type Deer+Elk License Resident $84.50
License type Deer+Elk License W/discounted Small game license *** Resident $106.50
License type Deer License Resident $44.90
License type Deer License W/discounted Small game license *** Resident $66.90

Do I need a hunting license in Washington state?

All hunters in Washington, regardless of age, must have in their possession a valid hunting license and any required tags, permits, or stamps to hunt wildlife. Youth — defined as anyone under 16 years of age at the time of license purchase — are eligible for reduced license fees.

Is there a pheasant shortage?

There is a shortage of adult pheasants, unlike any shortage I’ve experienced in my 30 years of running our farm. Regardless of the weather, from here til spring there will be a shortage. In my opinion, the shortage has occurred because of a number factors, some obvious and some not so obvious.

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Can you hunt pheasant with lead shot?

When it comes to pheasant hunting ammo, there are a hundred types of ammo available. You can get standard lead shot, in sizes ranging from 7.5 up to 4 shot. … Then there’s steel shot (and other non-toxic options for pheasant), which can range from #2 shot down to #6 for effective takedown power on pheasants.

Can I hunt on my own property in Washington?

Hunt by Written Permission

Private lands where hunters must contact the landowner to obtain “written permission” before hunting on their property. … A landowner name and contact telephone number are placed on the hunt by written permission signs so hunters can contact the appropriate landowner for permission.

Lead shot use for waterfowl hunting has been banned in northwest Washington State since 1989 (WDFW 2001) and in the Sumas Prairie area of British Columbia since 1990 (Wilson et al. 1998). Lead shot is still permitted for upland bird hunting and target shooting in most of both areas.

Predators such as wolves, mountain lions and bears have learned staking out a salt lick leads to an easy meal. … In Washington, it is not illegal to use salt or other baits, as long as it isn’t on federal land.

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