Hunters have until midnight Aug. 15 to apply for an opportunity to hunt deer this fall on the 6,000-acre Charles and Mary Eder unit of the Scotch Creek Wildlife Area. The unit is in northeastern Okanogan County.
Hunters can submit an application for the limited-entry deer hunt on the state Department of Fish and Wildlife’s website at wdfw.wa.gov/hunting/permits/scotchcreek or by contacting the agency’s northcentral region office at 509-754-4624 or headquarters at 360-902-2515.
Eighteen applicants will be chosen during a random drawing on Aug. 16.
The drawing is open to the general public without any additional fees beyond the cost of a hunting license and the standard tags, he said.
Of the 18 access permits available this year, six will be reserved for bowhunters, six for muzzleloaders and six for hunters using modern firearms.
Deer-hunting seasons for the area are Sept. 1-28 for bowhunters, Sept. 29-Oct. 7 for muzzleloaders and Oct. 13-21 for hunters using modern firearms.Compiled by Jeffrey P. Mayor, email@example.com