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WA multiple-season permit applications due March 31

From the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

-- Deer and elk hunters have until March 31 to enter the drawing for one of the 4,000 multiple-season deer permits and 850 multiple-season elk permits. The drawing is in early April.

Winners of the drawing are eligible to purchase a special tag which allows them to participate in archery, muzzleloader and modern-firearm general hunting seasons for deer or elk. Winners who purchase the multiple-season elk tag by Aug. 31 can participate in general elk-hunting season in both eastern and western Washington.

Winners also may apply for an any-weapon type deer or elk special permit.  

Tags can only be used during general seasons and in game management units open during a modern firearm, muzzleloader or archery general season.  Winners may not hunt during the muzzleloader general season in an area not open for the muzzleloader general season.  

Hunters can apply only once for each species, and are limited to harvesting one deer or elk.  Multiple-season permit applications are available from authorized license dealers listed at http://wdfw.wa.gov/licensing/vendors/ or by calling (866) 246-9453.

The permit application is $6.50 for residents and $60.50 for nonresidents. A 2011 hunting license is not required to submit an application, but winners of the drawing must purchase one before they can purchase a multiple-season tag.  

Hunting licenses and multi-season tags can be purchased from local license dealers, online at https://fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov/  or by calling (866) 246-9453.

Multiple-season deer or elk tags cost $180.50 for residents and $1,800.50 for nonresidents, including transaction fees. These figures do not include the cost of an annual hunting license.  More information is available at http://wdfw.wa.gov/  or by calling the licensing department at (360) 902-2464. 

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