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Washington’s climate varies greatly from west to east. An oceanic climate predominates Western Washington, and a much drier semi-arid climate prevails east of the Cascades. The average annual temperature ranges from 51 °F (11 °C) on the Pacific coast to 40 °F (4 °C) in the northeast.

Forests cover more than half of the state’s land area, for the most part to the west of the northern Cascades. Approximately two-thirds of Washington’s forested area is publicly owned. Some common trees and plants in the region include Douglas fir, hemlock, western red cedar and ferns.

Mammals native to the state include the  black bear, bobcat, cougar, coyote, deer, elk, gray wolf, moose, raccoon, and tree squirrel, among others. Because of its varied of geography, the state of Washington is home to several different ecoregions, which promotes a wide range of bird species including raptors, shorebirds, woodland birds, grassland birds, ducks and others.

Application Fee: $110.50 (sheep, mountain goat, moose; nonrefundable)

Hunting License: n/a

Species, Tag Fees (refundable):

  • Sheep: $1,652
  • Mountain Goat: $1,652
  • Moose: $1,652
  • Deer: $434.30
  • Elk: $593.80

Application Due Date: May 18, 2017

Point Program: Bonus

Apply at: www.wdfw.wa.gov

Phone: (360) 902-2200

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