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Washington - 2015-16 Season

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Season / AreaDatesNotes
Ducks & Coots
Statewide
Oct 17 - Oct 21
Oct 24 - Jan 31
Does not include scaup
ScaupNov 6 - Jan 31
Early Canada Geese ASep 10 - Sep 15Goose Mgmt Areas (GMA) 1, 2A, 2B Grays Harbor Cty & 3
Early Canada Geese BSep 1 - Sep 15GMA 2B Pacific Cty
Early Canada Geese CSep 12 - Sep 13GMA 4 & 5
Goose Mgmt Area (GMA) 1
Light Geese &
White-fronted Geese
Oct 17 - Jan 31GMA 1: Island, Skagit & Snohomish counties
GMA 1
Other geese (exc. Brant)
Oct 17 - Oct 29
Nov 7 - Jan 31
Goose
GMA 2A
Except Ridgefield NWR
Nov 14 - Dec 6
Dec 16 - Jan 31
Feb 10 - Mar 9*
Sat, Sun & Wed only
GMA 2A: Clark, Cowlitz & Wahkiakum counties
*During this time, public lands are closed to goose hunting in this area
Goose
GMA 2A
Ridgefield NWR
Nov 14 - Dec 5
Dec 17 - Jan 30
Tue, Thu & Sat only
Ducky Canada Goose season is closed in GMA 2A/2B from Oct-Mar.
Goose
GMA 2B
Oct 17 - Oct 25
Nov 14 - Jan 10
Feb 14 - Mar 9*
Sat, Sun & Wed only
GMA 2B: Grays Harbor & Pacific counties
*During this time, public lands are closed to goose hunting in this area
Goose
GMA 3
Oct 17 - Oct 29
Nov 7 - Jan 31
GMA 3: All other parts of western Washington not included in GMAs 1, 2A & 2B.
Goose
GMA 4
Oct 17 - Jan 24
Nov 11, 26, 27
Dec 25, 28, 29, 31
Jan 1, 18
Sat, Sun & Wed only
Every day: Jan 25 - Jan 31
GMA 4: Adams, Benton, Chelan, Douglas, Franklin, Grant, Kittitas, Lincoln, Okanagon, Spokane, and Walla Walla counties.
Goose
GMA 5
Oct 17 - Oct 19
Oct 24 - Jan 31
GMA 5: All other parts of eastern Washington not included in GMA 4
Brant
Skagit Cty
Jan 9, 10, 13, 16, 17, 20, 23, 24This season may be shortened or cancelled based on the Brant population
Brant
Pacific Cty
Jan 2, 3, 5, 7, 9, 10, 12, 14, 16, 17
SwansCLOSED
Youth DaysSep 19 - Sep 20Open to hunters under 16 years old, while accompanied by a non-hunting adult age 18 or older. Possession limits are twice the daily bag limit.

Additional Information

Bag LimitSpecies / AreaDaily Limit
Possession limit: 3 times daily bag limit
Duck
Statewide
7, including no more than:
  • 2 hen mallards
  • 2 pintails
  • 3 scaup
  • 2 canvasback
  • 2 redheads
Duck
Western WA
In addition to statewide:
  • 1 harlequin (season limit 1)
  • 2 scoters
  • 2 long-tailed ducks
  • 2 goldeneyes
Canada Goose
Early Season
GMA 1 & 3: 5
GMA 2A: 3
GMA 2B Grays Harbor: 5
GMA 2B Pacific: 15
GMA 4 & 5: 3
Goose (except Brant)4
Brant2
Hunting TimesAreaTimes
Statewide1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset
Arms & AmmoTypeDetails
Shotgun10 gauge or smaller, incapable of holding more than three shells
ShotMust be non-toxic
ArcheryCrossbows are prohibited
FalconryPermitted, limit 3 daily