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Hunters have until March 31 to apply for deer, elk permits

Deer and elk hunters have until March 31 to enter their names in a drawing for a 2012 multiple-season permit, which can greatly increase their opportunities for success in the field.

In mid-April, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife will randomly draw names for 8,500 multiple-season deer permits and 1,000 multiple-season elk permits.

Winners of the drawing will be eligible to purchase a special tag allowing them to participate in archery, muzzleloader and modern-firearm general hunting seasons for deer or elk in 2012. Winners who purchase the multiple-season elk tag by March 31 can participate in general elk-hunting season in both eastern and western Washington.

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

Hunting licenses and multi-season tags can be purchased from local license dealers, on the Internet (fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov/) or by calling (866) 246-9453. Including transaction fees, multiple-season deer or elk tags cost $180.50 for residents and nonresidents. This does not include the cost of an annual hunting license.

For more information, visit WDFW’s website, wdfw.wa.gov/, or call the licensing department at (360) 902-2464.

 

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