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Updated: Private Lands Hunting Access
« on: January 24, 2014, 08:30:38 AM »
Updated May 16, 2015
There is a long list of properties that hunters have access to!


Private Lands Hunting Access
http://wdfw.wa.gov/hunting/hunting_access/private_lands/

The future of hunting depends on the ability of hunters to gain access to the land. With more than half of the state’s landmass in private ownership, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has redoubled its efforts to secure hunter access to those lands in recent years.

Through new agreements with private landowners, WDFW has succeeded in opening up tens of thousands of acres of private farmland and timberland through programs such as “Feel Free to Hunt” and “Register to Hunt.” The latest program, “Hunt By Reservation,” allows hunters to get hunting information for specific properties and book a reservation online.

Private Lands Access is available through different types of access:

 - Feel Free to Hunt
 - Register to Hunt
 - Hunt by Written Permission
 - Hunt by Reservation


Find Property to Hunt
(Listed by County, Hunt Type or GMU)


Feel Free to Hunt
Use links here: http://wdfw.wa.gov/hunting/hunting_access/private_lands/type/22/
Private lands where WDFW has a management agreement with the owner to provide public access for hunting. Hunters are not required to gain additional permission when hunting lands posted with a Feel Free to Hunt sign.

Asotin Grade (Asotin)
Baird Springs Rd x Monument Hill Rd - FFTH (Grant)
Basin City (Franklin)
Bauermeister Rd. (Franklin)
Bayview 1 (Skagit)
Bayview 2 (Skagit)
Bayview 3 (Skagit)
Beacon Road (Whitman)
Biscuit Ridge Road (Walla Walla)
Blanton Rd. (Franklin)
Brady Loop #1 (Grays Harbor)
Brady Loop #2 (Grays Harbor)
Brady Loop #3 (Grays Harbor)
Britton RD (Walla Walla)
Britton Road (Walla Walla)
Byrnes Road (Walla Walla)
Channel (Skagit)
Chilberg (Skagit)
Clearbrook (Whatcom)
Coffin Rd. (Benton)
Connell (Franklin)
Connell Hill (Garfield)
Cook East (Skagit)
Coordes Rd. (Franklin)
Coyote Road (Whitman)
Davis Ln. (Franklin)
Deyette Road Field (Mason)
Dodd Road (Walla Walla)
Dodge Junction - Windfarm (Garfield)
Downey (Skagit)
Eltopia West (Franklin)
Eureka Flat (Walla Walla)
Ferndale (Whatcom)
Finn Ridge West (Klickitat)
Gasline Road (Whitman)
Glade Creek (Benton)
Griffith Rd x Suko Rd (Adams)
Guide Meridian North (Whatcom)
Guide Meridian South (Whatcom)
Gun Club (Klickitat)
Gwinn Rd (Benton)
Hatton Rd x Pence Rd (Adams)
Hatton Rd, Moody Rd, Yeisley Rd (Adams)
Highway 261 - Tucannon River (Columbia)
Hoover Rd. (Franklin)
Hope Valley (Franklin)
Hunter Farms Store Fields (Mason)
Hwy 2 & Rd E - FFTH (Douglas)
Hwy 2 & Rd F - FFTH (Douglas)
Ingram Road (Whitman)
Jasper Mountain Road (Walla Walla)
Johnson Rd NW x Sheep Canyon Rd - FFTH (Grant)
Joyce Rd. (Franklin)
Jungquist (Skagit)
Kahlotus-Lind Rd (Franklin)
Kamb (Skagit)
Kellogg Hollow Road (Columbia)
Kellogg Road (Walla Walla)
Lauer Rd and Rt 21 (Adams)
Lindgren (Skagit)
Loomis (Whatcom)
MaGee Road (Columbia)
Mesa-Kahlotus Rd (Franklin)
Middle Road (Klickitat)
Mill Creek (Walla Walla)
Mill Creek (Walla Walla)
Miller East (Snohomish)
Miller Northeast (Snohomish)
Miller West (Snohomish)
Morman Grade (Walla Walla)
Moxee Valley (Yakima)
Mud Creek Road (Walla Walla)
Naught Rd. (Yakima)
Norman (Snohomish)
North Touchet RD (Walla Walla)
North Touchet Road (Walla Walla)
Palouse-Albion (Whitman)
Plymouth Rd. (Benton)
Prater Road (Columbia)
Quirk - WIOH (Douglas)
Rd 13 x Rd T - FFTH (Grant)
Rd 19 x Rd M - FFTH (Grant)
Rd 20 x Rd L - FFTH (Grant)
Rd 27 x Rd T - FFTH (Grant)
Rd 29 x Rd T - FFTH (Grant)
RD C SE-FFTH (Douglas)
Rd E & Rd 7 - FFTH (Douglas)
Rd E NW x Sheep Canyon Rd - FFTH (Grant)
Rd G NW x Sheep Canyon Rd - FFTH (Grant)
Rd T & Rd 18 - FFTH (Grant)
Reese Rd (Benton)
Reese Rd. (Benton)
Repp Road West (Whitman)
Ridge Rd. (Yakima)
Rimrock Canyon (Whitman)
Rimrock Canyon East (Whitman)
Rimrock Road West (Whitman)
Ringold Rd (Franklin)
Ritter Road (Whatcom)
River Bend (Skagit)
Road D & Rd 7 - FFTH (Douglas)
Rowe Rd x Johnson Rd (Adams)
S. Fork Deadman Gulch (Garfield)
Sam Bell South (Skagit)
Schafer Rd x Snyder Rd (Adams)
Sellards (Benton)
Shawnee-Parvin Road (Whitman)
Sims Road (Walla Walla)
Skokomish Grange Field (Mason)
Smith Hollow Road (Columbia)
Spring Creek Road (Walla Walla)
Spring Creek Road (Walla Walla)
Squires Road (Whitman)
State Rd 21 x I-90 (Adams)
Sudbury Elevators (Walla Walla)
Sudbury Road (Walla Walla)
Sweeney Gulch (Garfield)
Territorial Road (Columbia)
Thomle North (Snohomish)
Thomle Road Quality Snow Goose Unit #1 (Snohomish)
Thomle Road Quality Snow Goose Unit #2 (Snohomish)
Thomle Road Quality Snow Goose Unit #3 (Snohomish)
Thomle Road Quality Snow Goose Unit #4 (Snohomish)
TNC (Kittitas)
Township Rd. (Yakima)
Travis Rd (Benton)
Union Flat (Whitman)
Upper Whetstone (Columbia)
Wadsworth Rd. (Franklin)
Wandling Rd (Yakima)
Welland RD (Walla Walla)
West Meadow Creek (Garfield)
Western Pacific Timber (Klickitat)
Whetstone Road (Columbia)
Whiskey Creek (Columbia)
Wild Horse Hill (Garfield)
Zumwalt (Garfield)


Register to Hunt
Use links here: http://wdfw.wa.gov/hunting/hunting_access/private_lands/type/25/
Private lands in which WDFW has a management agreement with the owner where hunting is regulated by registration. Hunters are required to sign in and sign out to hunt on properties posted with a Register to Hunt sign.

Blue Grade Access - Register To Hunt (Douglas)
Deadman Creek - Register to Hunt (Garfield)
Elma Gate Road East (Grays Harbor)
Maguire Gulch (Asotin)
Plymouth Rd. RTH (Benton)
Rock Valley Ranch (Whitman)
Shawgo East (Whitman)


Hunt by Written Permission
Use links here: http://wdfw.wa.gov/hunting/hunting_access/private_lands/type/24/
Private lands where hunters must contact the landowner to obtain "written permission" before hunting on their property. WDFW provides signs and permission slips to landowners who make their lands available through this program. A landowner name and contact telephone number are placed on the Hunt by Written Permission signs so hunters can contact the appropriate landowner for permission.

Alderdale Rd. (Yakima)
Almota Creek (Whitman)
Baird Springs & Monument Hill Rd- HBWP (Grant)
Baird Springs Rd East - HBWP (Grant)
Baird Springs Rd West - HBWP (Grant)
Baird Springs Rd West of Rd M - HBWP (Grant)
Baird Springs Rd x Rd J - HBWP (Grant)
Baird Springs Rd x Willow Springs Rd - HBWP (Grant)
Baker Road (Whitman)
Brightland Kerr Farm (Klickitat)
Britton & Dodd RD (Walla Walla)
Britton RD (Walla Walla)
Calloway Hill (Garfield)
Clark Pond North (Franklin)
Clark Pond South (Franklin)
Cloverland & Trent Ridge (Asotin)
Columbia Center (Garfield)
CPWMA - Cheney West (Spokane)
CPWMA - HWY 904 (Spokane)
CPWMA - Lance Hill Road (Spokane)
CPWMA - Pine Springs Road (Spokane)
CPWMA - Rupp Road (Spokane)
CPWMA - Salnave Road (Spokane)
CPWMA - Short Road (Spokane)
CPWMA - Sterling Road (Spokane)
CPWMA - Watt Road (Spokane)
Davis Rd (Lincoln)
Davis Road North (Whitman)
Davis Road South (Whitman)
Devils Slide (Whitman)
Dillacort Canyon (Klickitat)
DODD RD (Walla Walla)
Donoho Rd. (Yakima)
Draper West (Whitman)
Endicott Highway (Whitman)
Eureka North (Walla Walla)
Ewan North (Whitman)
Finn Ridge East (Klickitat)
Five Mile Bridge (Walla Walla)
Gasline Road South (Whitman)
Gering Rd x Neilson Rd (Adams)
Glade Rd (Yakima)
Greenville RD (Walla Walla)
Griffith Rd x Bauman Rd and Klein Rd (Adams)
Hatton Rd x Lind-Kahlotus Rd (Adams)
Hill Road (Klickitat)
Hoefel Rd x Phillips Rd - HBWP (Adams)
Hoffman Rd x Roloff Rd - HBWP (Adams)
Howard Rd x Rowe Rd - HBWP (Adams)
Hwy 26 x Hwy 261, East Washtucna (Adams)
Hwy 26 x Johnson Rd (Adams)
Jacobsen - HBWP (Douglas)
Jantz Rd, NW of Lind - HBWP (Adams)
Kellog Hollow - Smith Hollow (Columbia)
Kelly Creek (Asotin)
Knighten - HBWP (Douglas)
Langford Rd (Franklin)
Lind South and Hwy 26 (Adams)
Lind-Ralston Rd, Presnell Rd, Rowe Rd (Adams)
Longmeier x Urquhart (Adams)
Magallon Road (Walla Walla)
Marcellus Rd (Adams)
Marellus Rd (Adams)
Menke Rd (Lincoln)
Neilson Rd x Sackman Rd (Adams)
Nelson Rd x Herman Rd - HBWP (Adams)
North Elk-Chattaroy Road (Spokane)
Overen Rd x Q.5 Rd - HBWP (Grant)
P-K Highway (Franklin)
Palouse River East (Whitman)
Presnell Rd South of Lind, WA - HBWP (Adams)
Presnell Rd x Hoefe Rd and Providence Rd x Seivers (Adams)
Presnell Rd x Klein Rd (Adams)
Providence Rd and Herman Rd (Adams)
Providence x Lind-Kahlotus (Adams)
PSE Wildhorse (Kittitas)
Rambo Road (Spokane)
Rd 19 & Rd T - HBWP (Grant)
Rd 29 - HBWP (Grant)
Rd 3 & Rd X NE-HBWP (Grant)
Rd A & Rd 5 - HBWP (Douglas)
Rd B x Rd 27 - HBWP (Grant)
Rd D & Rd 4 - HBWP (Douglas)
Rd F x Rd 25 - FFTH (Grant)
Rd N & Rd 41 NE - HBWP (Grant)
Rd Q & Rd 9 - HBWP (Grant)
Rd Q.5 - HBWP (Grant)
Rd R & 27 NE - HBWP (Grant)
Rd R and 28 NE - HBWP (Grant)
Rd S & Rd 17 - HBWP (Grant)
Ritzville North, Tokio Rd (Adams)
Road W & SR 28 - HBWP (Grant)
Rosenoff Rd and Heinieman Rd (Adams)
Rosenoff Rd and Neilson Rd, West of Ritzville (Adams)
Roxboro Rd x Hatton Rd - HBWP (Adams)
Ryan Road (Whitman)
Schrag Rd x Longmeier Rd (Adams)
Schultheis Road (Whitman)
Smith Canyon (Franklin)
Snake River (Franklin)
Sunset South (Whitman)
Templin Rd (Adams)
Theil Rd and Anderson Rd off Tokio Rd (Adams)
Tokio Rd x Moody Rd & Jantz Rd (Adams)
Uniontown East (Whitman)
Van Belle Rd (Yakima)
W Tokio Rd x N Batum Rd (Adams)
WA-21 x Schrag Rd - HBWP (Adams)
Walli Road (Whitman)
Wawawai Canyon (Whitman)
Wawawai Road (Whitman)
Wilder Rd. (Franklin)
Williams Rd x Herman Rd - HBWP (Adams)
Wiltzius Road (Whitman)


Hunt by Reservation
Use links here: http://wdfw.wa.gov/hunting/hunting_access/private_lands/type/56/
Private lands where an advance reservation permit issued by WDFW is required prior to hunting. In some cases landowner contact may also be required. All rules of the WDFW Hunt by Reservation Program must be followed in addition to any special rules for the individual property including those posted at the site.

276 rd (Snohomish)
Adams Road x Road 11 (Grant)
Adams Road x Road 9 West and Frenchman Hills Rd (Grant)
Alkiwawa East (Whitman)
Alkiwawa West (Whitman)
Arden Butte - East (Stevens)  Hunts available
Arden Butte - West (Stevens)  Hunts available
Beaver Marsh 1 (Skagit)
Beaver Marsh 2 (Skagit)
Beaver Marsh 3 (Skagit)
Beaver Marsh 4 (Skagit)
Beaver Marsh 5 (Skagit)
Berverly Burke Rd x Rd 9 (Grant)
Beverly Burke Rd x Hwy 26 (Grant)
Beverly Burke Rd x Rd 11 East (Grant)
Beverly Burke Rd x Rd 12 (Grant)
Big Alkali West (Whitman)
Black Canyon (Stevens)  Hunts available
Boundary Road (Pend Oreille)  Hunts available
Canyon Road North (Whitman)
Cedardale (Skagit)
Cherry Creek Home (Whitman)
Cherry Creek North (Whitman)
Cherry Creek South (Whitman)
Cherry Creek West (Whitman)
Conway Hill (Skagit)
Curtis Road (Whitman)
Draper Brown Road (Whitman)  Hunts available
Dutch Flat (Garfield)
East of Road G.5 (Grant)
East Patterson Road (Whitman)
East Rock Creek (Whitman)
Edison South (Skagit)
Essenprise Rd (Franklin)
Ewan West (Whitman)
Fisher Slough (Skagit)
Gene Webb Road (Whitman)
Glorfield Road (Whitman)
Green (Skagit)
Hair Road (Walla Walla)
Henning Road (Whitman)
Highway 127 (Whitman)
Highway 23 North (Whitman)
J. Nelson Rd (Skagit)
Jordan Knott Road (Whitman)
Kackman Road (Whitman)
Lancaster Road (Whitman)
Linville Gulch (Garfield)
Little Cove North (Whitman)
Little Cove South (Whitman)
Long Hollow (Whitman)
Loop Road (Wahkiakum)
Marine (Snohomish)
Miller Road (Whitman)
Mount Godfrey (Stevens)  Hunts available
Mt View Ranch - Kronquist Road (Spokane)  Hunts available
Mt. View Ranch - Madison Road (Spokane)  Hunts available
North Wawawai (Whitman)
Old State Highway (Whitman)
Oswald Road (Whitman)
Patterson Road (Whitman)
Pine City Road (Whitman)
Pleasant Valley (Whitman)
Rd 15, Rd 13 south of Hwy 26 (Grant)
Rd 23 & Rd H.5 NW - HBR (Grant)
Repp Road (Whitman)
Revere (Whitman)
Rickman Gulch (Garfield)
Road I x Frenchman Hills West (Grant)
Road K x Road 9 North (Grant)
Road N x Hwy 26 South (Grant)
Road N x Road 12.5 East (Grant)
Road N x Road 9 South (Grant)
Road P x Road 12 (Grant)
Road R x Road 11 (Grant)
Road S x Road 9 (Grant)
Sagebrush Flats Rd & Rd 19 - HBR (Grant)
South Steptoe Canyon Road (Whitman)
South Stuart Canyon (Whitman)
Springdale-Hunters (Stevens)
St. John Flat (Whitman)
Steptoe Butte (Whitman)
Steptoe Canyon Road (Whitman)
Stuart Canyon (Whitman)
Stuart Ridge (Whitman)
Sunset Road (Whitman)
Swamp Creek (Ferry)  Hunts available
Swan (Skagit)
Swannack Road (Whitman)
Tonasket Creek (Ferry)  Hunts available
Valde (Snohomish)
Valentine Ridge (Garfield)
West Texas Draw (Whitman)
Willis Road (Grays Harbor)
Winchester Ponds Regulated Access Area (Grant)
Wooden Road (Walla Walla)
« Last Edit: May 16, 2015, 08:27:06 AM by bearpaw »
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Re: WDFW Hunting Access Program: Private Lands Hunting Opportunities
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2014, 03:45:09 PM »
It's good that WDFW has really been trying to get access in Whitman County. Whitman County has the least amount of public land in eastern WA, and very close to the least amount statewide. I hunted Whitman for several years around 2003 and I loved the area. At that time there was a TON of hunt by permission areas. Unfortunately almost all of those areas were owned by people in their 70-80s and as they passed away the lands went on to children/relatives who lived out of the area and basically closed the land off to access.

My favorite piece of hunt by permission area I met the married couple one year, the next year I came back to find out the old man has passed away, that year I met one of the son's (lived in Wenatchee) who said his mom would be passing soon and he is basically getting the place ready, he said the land will be going to his brother who lived up the road and doesn't allow access, came back the next year to find out that the old lady had died and the brother up the street had closed access.

Similar things to my story above has occurred countywide. The younger generation doesn't allow access on the land and we loose hunting areas. Personally I would love to see BLM start acquiring land in Whitman County but its not like they have the $ to do so.

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Re: WDFW Hunting Access Program: Private Lands Hunting Opportunities
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2014, 07:32:00 PM »
I checked into this sounds good.
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Re: WDFW Hunting Access Program: Private Lands Hunting Opportunities
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2014, 07:40:30 PM »
Is there a lot of elk? In Whitman area? I looked at asotin and the area there offering there's very little trees, is there a lot of elk in that area? Or should I contact the elk people that patrol that area? Thanks for the help!
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Re: WDFW Hunting Access Program: Private Lands Hunting Opportunities
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2015, 01:44:58 PM »
I have been seeing these areas pop up around the columbia basin and thanks to the links above have now learned more.  Question to those of you who may have used the site, the pictures they show of the area say they show the bounderies and parking etc...but all I can see is a google earth type image...are the pics missing that information or am I doing something incorrectly?

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Re: WDFW Hunting Access Program: Private Lands Hunting Opportunities
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2015, 01:57:03 PM »
When I looked at it recently I had the same problem. In the past it always worked fine. I assume it may be down temporarily since hunting season is over.   :dunno:

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Re: WDFW Hunting Access Program: Private Lands Hunting Opportunities
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2015, 02:19:43 PM »
Thank you!

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Re: WDFW Hunting Access Program: Private Lands Hunting Opportunities
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2015, 02:57:23 PM »
I use the reservation system alot.All the fields are well marked, and usually if theres a house the people have been real willing to answer questions, about birds in the area. 2 thumbs up! if anyone needs me to scout next year some of these fields(if I'm available) I would be willing to help out. maybe get in a hunt or 2 together.

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Re: Updated: Private Lands Hunting Access
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2015, 08:26:15 AM »
Updated May 16, 2015
There is a long list of properties that hunters have access to!
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Re: Updated: Private Lands Hunting Access
« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2015, 03:02:12 PM »
Now that weyco has bought out plum creek, the free hunting areas are going to be a thing of the past.  Can anybody say "monopoly"?  Where's trust-bustin' Teddy Roosevelt when we need him?  And by the way, does anybody remember the old saw that Weyco got a subsidy for each mile of road they built--because they were providing "public access"?  And now they gate those roads, and charge for hunting access?  Wish I owned a few politicians!  Maybe we should check into their back taxes....
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