Hunters have through May 20 to apply for special hunting permits for fall deer, elk, mountain goat, moose, bighorn sheep and turkey seasons in Washington state.
Permit winners will be selected through a random drawing conducted by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife in late June. The special permits qualify hunters to hunt at times and places beyond those authorized by a general hunting license.
To apply for a special permit, hunters planning to hunt for deer or elk must buy an application and hunting license for those species and then submit their application.
Most special hunt permit applications cost $7.10 for residents, $110.50 for others and $3.80 for youth under 16. The exception is the cost for residents buying applications for mountain goats, any bighorn sheep ram and any moose, and “quality” categories for deer and elk. Those applications are $13.70.