Details dictate hunts for East Side deer

Eastern Washington hunters should find decent numbers of deer in the fields and forests this fall, according to Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife reports. However, pay attention to the details.

For the second year, northeastern Washington whitetail hunters will be restricted to shooting only bucks with four or more points on one antler in units 117 and 121.

Any antlered whitetail is legal to hunt in much of Eastern Washington, except in units south of Spokane, which have 3-point minimums.

Mule deer hunters generally have a three-point minimum to follow.

The rule: check the regulations specific to the area you’ll be hunting.

Antlerless whitetail opportunities have been reduced in recent years for Senior, youth and disabled hunters, but they still have “any deer” opportunities Oct. 13-26 in Unit 124 and Oct. 18-21 in units 101, 105, 108, 111 and 113.

This group of hunters enjoys late-season “any deer” or “antlerless only” whitetail opportunity in the three “Deer Areas” around Spokane.

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