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Special hunt applications due by May 22

Mark McLean hikes through Rustler's Gulch, public land north of Spokane, while hunting on Oct. 21, 2018. (Eli Francovich / The Spokesman-Review)
Mark McLean hikes through Rustler's Gulch, public land north of Spokane, while hunting on Oct. 21, 2018. (Eli Francovich / The Spokesman-Review)
From staff reports

Hunters can submit special hunt applications from Monday until May 22 for fall deer, elk, mountain goat, moose, bighorn sheep and turkey seasons in Washington, according to a news release.

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife will conduct a random drawing in June to select permit winners. Hunters who receive special permits qualify to hunt beyond the times and places authorized by a general hunting license.

To apply for a deer or elk special permit, hunters must purchase an application and hunting license, and submit the application with their preferred hunt choices. Applicants for mountain goat, moose and bighorn sheep do not need to buy a license before they submit.

Hunters can buy applications and licenses from license vendors statewide or on WDFW’s WILD Licensing website at fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov/. They must submit their applications on the website or call 1-877-945-3492.

Hunters buying and applying online must create a user name and password. They can find more information about creating their WILD system account at fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov/content/pdfs/WILD-Account-Instructions.pdf. Hunters can also click the “Customer Support” link on the WILD homepage for additional assistance.

If you already have a user name and password, log in to buy and submit your applications.

Most special hunt permit applications cost $7.10 for residents, $110.50 for nonresidents and $3.80 for youth under 16.

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