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Hunting in Washington: Top Spots for Hunting in the Evergreen State

By    |   Friday, 05 Jun 2015 04:40 PM

Choosing a hunting location can be very overwhelming. Washington's Department of Fish and Wildlife has outlined six regions and 17 wildlife districts. There are so many options that narrowing the possibilities down may seem impossible.

If you are having difficulty deciding where to go, here is a list of the best places to hunt in the Evergreen State:

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1. Grant County
For those looking to hunt waterfowl, Grant County is indisputably the best place to go. More than 17,000 goose and 70,000 ducks are harvested here every year.

2. Wenaha-Tucannon Wilderness
Field and Stream magazine rates the Wenaha-Tucannon Wilderness as the ninth best spot in the nation to go elk hunting. This prime elk hunting area is located in the southeast Blue Mountains.

3. Sherman Creek Wildlife Area
This 9,982 acres location holds giant populations of both whitetail and mule deer. Most mule deer are located in the upper part of the area, and most whitetail deer are concentrated in the lower part of the area.

You can find Sherman Creek in Ferry County, on the west side of Roosevelt Lake. Pheasants are planted in the wildlife animal each year specifically for hunters, and turkey exists in significant amounts for anyone who wants to hunt birds.

4. Big Valley Wildlife Unit
Check out the timber to uncover great numbers of deer and black bears. Remember to make sure it is a black bear and not a grizzly bear. Grizzly bears are illegal to shoot in Washington. There are many reported black bear in this area with cinnamon and blonde fur.

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5. Rattlesnake Slope Unit
Plentiful numbers of chucker, deer, and elk hide among these 3,366 acres.

6. Huffaker Mountain
Huffaker Mountain and the rolling slopes directly surrounding it are wonderful spots to find black-tailed deer, white-tailed deer, and elk.

7. Pierce County

Huntwashingtonstate.com declares that Pierce County offers, "A plethora of great hunting area ... there are deer and elk all throughout this unit."

8. Spokane and Lincoln counties
These counties contain very large populations of elk, deer, and moose. However, most of the land is privately owned so hunters need to get a landowners permission before they can hunt on their land.

This article is for information only. Please check current regulations before hunting.

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