Special Hunt Permits – Washington

Source: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Today is the deadline to put in for 2015 special hunt permits in Washington.  In this state, being drawn for special hunt permits is based off a point system.  The more points, the better your chance of being drawn.  For once in a lifetime hunts, like moose, it can take more than a decade before being drawn.

When it comes to the point system for drawing permits, I definitely regret not hunting sooner and building points longer.  This is the first year I’m putting in for special hunt permits that I hope to draw years down the line.  I’m starting by putting in for moose and elk tags.

I absolutely love reading hunting stories.  Last year, I was captivated reading the story of one woman’s moose hunt.  The adrenaline and excitement sprang from the page and I felt like I was there with her.  After reading that, I knew that one day I wanted to go on my own moose hunt.

I also love bowhunting stories from elk season.  That is one hunt I can’t wait to do.  I’m looking forward to hunting deer this year with my rifle.  But I am going to be beside myself excited for the first elk hunt I do with a bow.  Hopefully I can make that happen in the next couple of years.

Putting in for special hunt permits isn’t cheap, but it sure has me excited thinking about hunts to come!

Are you hoping to be drawn for any special hunts this year?  Comment below and share what hunt you’d love to go on!


4 thoughts on “Special Hunt Permits – Washington

  1. Definitely plan on going on an elk hunt within the next 5 years! Went on my first out-if-state hunt this year to Missouri to turkey hunt. It was a great experience and will be going back for sure.

    • Nice! An elk hunt would be awesome and lots of good eating if you harvest one!

      That’s great you got out-of-state to hunt turkey this year! Was the cost reasonable for the tag? With Idaho so close, I’ve been looking at out-of-state hunts myself but it’s a big cost on top of the other tags!

      • Cost was very reasonable. Missouri is a state where you can purchase your license over-the counter. Cost for the turkey tag was $190 and I believe a buck tag is $225. If I lived close to Idaho I’d definitely be trying to work out a trip.

      • That is pretty reasonable and really nice you can purchase the license over the counter. I’ll definitely try and make an Idaho hunt happen next year if I can!

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