From the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
-- Washington hunters have until Aug. 17 to apply to hunt deer on the 6,000-acre Charles and Mary Eder unit of the Scotch Creek Wildlife Area in northeastern Okanogan County.
Applications for the limited-entry deer hunt can be submitted by contacting the Northcentral region office at (509)754-4624, headquarters at (360)902-2515, or online at http://wdfw.wa.gov/hunting/permits/scotchcreek/.
Of the 18 access permits available this year, six are reserved for bowhunters, six for muzzleloaders and six for hunters using modern firearms.
Hunters are allowed to take only one deer, as authorized by their general hunting license.
Eighteen applicants will be chosen by random drawing. The drawing is open to the general public without any additional fees beyond the cost of a hunting license and the standard tags.
Deer-hunting seasons for the area are Sept. 1 to 23 for bowhunters, Sept. 24 to Oct. 2 for muzzleloaders, and Oct. 15 to 23 for hunters using modern firearms.
The results of the drawing will be available on WDFW’s website the last week of August. Hunters who are drawn will receive an access permit and a boundary map in the mail.