Deadline Approaches for Washington Multiple-Season Tags

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Elk and deer and hunters have until March 31 to enter their names into the drawing for a 2018 multiple-season tag, which can greatly increase the opportunity for success in the field.

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) will hold the drawing in mid-April, randomly selecting names for 8,500 multiple-season deer tags and 1,000 multiple-season elk tags.

“This is a great opportunity for hunters to extend their hunting season this fall,” said Anis Aoude, WDFW game division manager. “The multiple season tag allows more flexibility, since winners do not need to choose one hunting method over another.”

Winners of the drawing can purchase a special tag allowing them to participate in archery, muzzleloader, and modern firearm general hunting seasons for deer or elk in 2018. Winners who purchase the multiple season elk tag can participate in general elk hunting seasons in both eastern and western Washington.

The deadline to purchase the multiple-season tag is July 31.

Find more information here.

(Photo source: Jeff Roberts)