This Game Management Plan guides the department's management of hunted wildlife for six year
timeframes. The focus is on the scientific management of game populations, harvest management, and other significant
factors affecting game populations. Learn more
The final Washington State Mule Deer Management Plan is now available. The purpose of this plan is to provide background information on the natural history, biology, and status of mule deer herds in Washington State, describe current management issues, and establish objectives and strategies to guide future management
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Game Status & Trend The Game Status and Trend Report describes the current status and assesses trends in populations for game species within the state. For major species, separate sections cover each region or other management unit.
Game Harvest Reports Game Harvest Reports provide annual harvest statistics based on hunter reporting. Species recorded include elk, deer, turkey, cougar, black bear and small game. Trapping reports are also included.