Washington Sets March 31 Deadline for Multiple-Season Hunt Tags

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Elk and deer hunters have until March 31 to enter their names into the drawing for a 2019 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.

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 2019. Winners who purchase the multiple season elk tag can participate in general elk hunting seasons in both eastern and western Washington.

“With the multiple season tag, hunters have the opportunity to extend their seasons this fall,” said Anis Aoude, WDFW game division manager. “Winners do not need to choose one hunting method over another, so they have more options and flexibility.”

The deadline to purchase the multiple-season tag, if drawn successfully, is July 31.

Go here to purchase an application or to gather other information.

(Photo source: Barbara Claybo Haight)