Hunting in Washington
At the tip of the Pacific Northwest, Washington has hunting experiences of many kinds. Hunting in Washington changes from area to area, but it's always an event to remember. Before you begin your first Washington hunt, be sure to read up on your possibilities - and Gary Lewis's hunting Washington articles are a great place to start!
Hunting upland birds on the Yakama Reservation in Eastern Washington.
As the sun backlit the eastern horizon, we slipped into the blind and listened for the beat of wings. All around us we could hear quail calling and now and then, the cluck of a rooster pheasant.
Black bears occupy all the forest habitats of western Washington, the Cascade Mountains, the Okanogan, the Selkirk and Blue Mountain ranges. For management purposes, biologists divide the state into nine black bear management units (BBMUs). Based on computer modeling and reconstruction studies, the statewide population is thought to number between 25,000 and 30,000 animals.