If you're eager for a chance at some special Washington hunting permits, be sure to apply soon.
According to a release from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), hunters have a little over a month to apply for a fall hunting permit drawing.
Fall 2014 multiple-season permits need to be applied for by March 31, 2014. The application enters a hunter's name in a drawing that will occur in mid-April. The drawing will randomly choose 8,500 multiple-season deer permits and 1,000 multiple-season elk permits. Those who get their names drawn will still need to purchase the special tags, and the permit application itself will cost $7.10 for residents and $110.50 for nonresidents.
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The "multiple" aspect of the permits allow for a variety of weaponry, including bows, muzzleloaders and modern firearms. Hunters can only apply once for each species, and have a harvest limit of one deer or elk.
"This is a great opportunity for hunters to extend their hunting season this fall," said Dave Ware, game manager for WDFW, in the release. "Rather than having to choose one hunting method over another, hunters drawn for a multiple-season permit who purchase the tag can participate in multiple seasons."
You can find out more by visiting the WDFW's website.
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