Hunters can still buy multi-season deer tags

(PRESS RELEASE/Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife)

Deer hunters who bought a multi-season tag application earlier this year but were not selected in the April drawing will have their chance to buy one of 2,723 remaining multi-season deer tags starting at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18.

Available on a first-come, first-served basis, the tags can be purchased online at, over the phone at 360-902-2464, or at an authorized WDFW license dealer.

Hunters who want to buy a deer multi-season tag must have purchased a 2020 deer multi-season special hunt application and have a general season deer license before buying a multi-season tag. Hunters who already have their 2020 general season tag must surrender it by contacting the WDFW Licensing Department at 360-902-2464 before buying the multi-season tag.

Hunters who purchase a multi-season tag will not lose points in their multi-season special hunt application categories.

The next sequential 115 hunters on the original official draw list of elk multi-season tags will have an opportunity to buy those remaining tags. The existing official draw list from April is being used to prevent large group gatherings at retail locations during the COVID-19 pandemic and to keep the opportunity fair.

Elk hunters can also login on the WILD System after 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18, to see if they are eligible to buy an elk multi-season tag. The 115 winners of the remaining elk multi-season tags will receive an email from WDFW notifying them that they are eligible to buy a multi-season elk tag.