Elk and Youth Waterfowl Hunt

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During special seasons, a controlled quality limited entry elk and youth waterfowl hunt are available activities at Turnbull. Refuge permits are required to participate in these hunts.

Youth Waterfowl Hunt

In addition to the State Youth waterfowl hunt in early fall, youths, under 16 years of age, and up to two accompanying adults will be allowed to hunt on Saturday and Sunday starting with the regular duck, goose, and coot hunting season in October, as set by the State, until November 30.  

Youth Waterfowl Hunt Brochure


Elk Hunt

A growing elk population impacting important aspen habitat is adequate to provide high quality hunting opportunities while maintaining elk on the Refuge for other priority public uses. The Refuge elk hunt schedule varies in accordance with Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife annual hunt regulations. A Washington elk hunting permit is required in addition to the refuge permit. State selected Turnbull archery and muzzleloader hunters will be randomly assigned to one of three refuge hunt units. State selected modern firearm hunters will be allowed to hunt the SW Unit only. The State selected bull elk hunter will be allowed to use any of the three weapon types and hunt the SW Unit. 

Elk Hunt Brochure 


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