Hunters have only through May 18 to apply for special hunt permits involving fall deer, elk, goat, moose, bighorn sheep and turkey seasons. Winners in a random drawing will qualify to hunt at times and places beyond those authorized by a general hunting license.
Applications may be purchased from license vendors statewide or on the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s website. Applications must be submitted on that website or by calling 1-877-945-3492 toll-free. Instructions and details on special-permit hunts are described in the 2011-12 Big Game Hunting Seasons & Regulations pamphlet, just out to statewide vendors, and online here.