Washington Hunter

Washington Hunter


Washington Hunter: A Guide to Hunting Responsibly and Safely is a student manual developed for hunting students in Washington state, approved by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. This manual introduces you to U.S. hunting regulations and provides general information about firearm equipment, basic shooting and hunting skills, ethics and safety, survival skills, and wildlife identification.

Washington’s rugged lands and rich forests make for an exciting hunting ground. Elk are popular in in Kittitas County and the region, but hunters can also find three species of deer, black bear, mountain goats, bighorn sheep, moose, and predators such as bobcats and cougar. Quality hunts are also available for upland birds, turkeys, and waterfowl.

With this handbook, you can ensure you are well-prepared to make every hunting trip a safe one. Hunting safety is everyone’s responsibility.

Topics include:

  • Preventing Hunting Incidents
  • Laws Concerning Rifles
  • Handing Firearms Safely
  • Bowhunting Skills and Safety
  • Muzzleloader Types and Ammunition
  • Coping with Extreme Weather
  • Basic First Aid
  • Wildlife Conservation and Management
  • Who Can Hunt in Washington?
  • And much more…

Hunter Education

Make your learning about hunting safety fun and easy by taking an online hunter education course at Hunter-Ed.com. Hunter Ed works with IHEA-USA, more than 35 state agencies, and industry partners to develop approved and recognized online hunter safety courses. With a safety course, hunters of all ages can become more successful and ethical hunters.

Anyone born after Jan. 1, 1972, who buys a hunting license in Washington needs to pass a Washington Hunter Safety course, including the Washington Field Skills Evaluation Course. Become a safer hunter today!