Elk Hunt Dates, Regulations Tweaked in Northwest Washington

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In an effort to reduce damage caused by elk in northwest Washington’s Skagit County, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is tweaking its elk management approach.

According to goskagit.com, WDFW added more elk permits for hunters in the North Cascades than in 2017. The new regulations also make the hunting season nine days longer for youth, senior and disabled hunters. Additionally, it includes dates in January for some permit types that previously ended in December.

The Skagit Valley is approximately 70 miles north of Seattle.