The general modern firearms seasons for white-tailed deer and mule deer begins Saturday (Oct. 17).
The white-tailed deer and mule deer seasons extend through Oct. 27 in the state Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Game Management Units (GMUs) for Region 2, which includes the Methow Valley and most of Okanogan County. Legal deer are any white-tailed buck, or any mule deer buck with a minimum of three points.
Fall black bear hunting season in the Okanogan and East Cascades GMUs continues through Nov. 15.
All hunters in Washington, regardless of age, must have in their possession a valid hunting license and any required tags, permits or stamps to hunt wildlife. Youth – defined as anyone under 16 years of age at the time of license purchase – are eligible for reduced license fees.
There is no minimum or maximum age to be eligible to hunt in Washington, but anyone purchasing a license who was born after Jan. 1, 1972, must show proof that they have completed a hunter education class.
Buy a license online at http://www.fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov/#/login; call (360) 902-2464; or visit a hunting license vendor. In the Methow Valley, licenses are available at Winthrop Ace Hardware, Valley Do It Center in Twisp and Pardners Mini Market in Winthrop.