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Area 1 Bird information

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 WDFW Wildlife Areas - Region 1

 

 

Ferry County

2006 Harvest = (Ducks-1277) (Geese - 369) (Pheasants - 571) (Grouse - 10993) (Quail - 1319)

2007 Harvest = (Ducks - 814)  (Geese - 555)  (Pheasants - 134)  (Grouse - 7968)  (Quail - 264)

2008 Harvest = (Ducks - 373) (Geese - 253) (Pheasants - 337) (Grouse - 9030) (Quail - 18) (Hun -0) (Dove -0) (Chuckar - 0)

2009 Harvest = (Ducks - 632) (Geese - 206) (Pheas - 468) (Grouse - 12096) (Quail - 402) (Hun -0) (Dove -0) (Chuckar - 0)

Columbia River

  • Location: The entire East side of the county

  • What: Ducks, Geese, and Turkeys

  • How:   Big water waterfowling.  Set up in any leeward cove along the river and wait for waterfowl trading back and forth.  Numerous areas to set up in.  Turkeys can also be found along the shoreline.  Do not trespass!

Colville National Forest

  • Location: The entire West side of the county

  • What: Grouse and Turkeys

  • How:   Hunt any of the forest roads.  The more inaccessible the road, the better the hunting.

Sherman Creek Wildlife Area

  • Location: West across the river from Kettle Falls

  • What: Pheasants and Turkeys

  • How:   Mostly forest, dominated by Ponderosa Pine and Douglas Fir, the wildlife area has several miles of forest road. Forest is punctuated with open meadows covered by ceanothus. There are also 100 acres of irrigated alfalfa, 5-10 acres of food plots, and a hayed field in front of the WLA HQ. Pheasants are planted annually for public hunting, at the alfalfa fields. Mule and white-tailed deer, and turkeys, are also hunted.he better the hunting.

 

Stevens County - 

2006 Harvest = (Ducks - 2205) (Geese - 1202) (Pheasants - 905) (Grouse - 24392) (Quail - 556)

        2007 Harvest = (Ducks - 1522)  (Geese - 536)  (Pheasants - 676)  (Grouse - 18911)  (Quail - 751)

2008 Harvest = (Ducks - 2349) (Geese - 450) (Pheasants - 605) (Grouse - 12102) (Quail - 566) (Hun -0) (Dove -82) (Ch - 0)

2009 Harvest = (Ducks - 1867) (Geese - 563) (Pheasants - 521) (Grouse - 17740) (Quail - 349) (Hun -0) (Dove - 0) (Chuckar - 0))

 

Little Pend Oreille Wildlife Refuge

  • Location: Just East of Colville on HWY 20

  • What: Grouse and Turkey

  • How:   Large area set aside for hunting birds and big game.  Lots of pheasants and the area is growing greater and greater populations of turkeys.

Columbia River

  • Location: The entire West side of the county

  • What: Ducks, Geese, and Turkeys

  • How:   Big water waterfowling.  Set up in any leeward cove along the river and wait for waterfowl trading back and forth.  Numerous areas to set up in.  Turkeys can also be found along the shoreline.  Do not trespass!

Pend Oreille County

2006 Harvest = (Ducks - 4400) (Geese - 1194) (Pheasants - 0) (Grouse - 11027) (Quail - 9)

         2007 Harvest = (Ducks - 4773)  (Geese - 1256)  (Pheasants - 35)  (Grouse - 7752)  (Quail - 0)

2008 Harvest = (Ducks - 4593) (Geese - 635) (Pheasants - 64) (Grouse - 4724) (Quail - 0) (Hun -0) (Dove -183) (Chuckar - 0)

2009 Harvest = (Ducks - 2982) (Geese - 813) (Pheasants - 0) (Grouse - 8052) (Quail - 0) (Hun -0) (Dove -0) (Chuckar - 0)

 

Pend Orielle River

  • Location: The entire middle of the county

  • What: Ducks, Geese, and Turkeys

  • How:   Big water waterfowling.  Set up in any leeward cove along the river and wait for waterfowl trading back and forth.  Numerous areas to set up in.  Turkeys can also be found along the shoreline.  Do not trespass!

Kaniksu National Forest

  • Location: The entire East side of the county

  • What: Grouse and Turkeys

  • How:   Hunt any of the forest roads.  The more inaccessible the road, the better the hunting.

Colville National Forest

  • Location: The entire West side of the county

  • What: Grouse and Turkeys

  • How:   Hunt any of the forest roads.  The more inaccessible the road, the better the hunting. 

Lincoln County  

2006 Harvest = (Ducks - 5464) (Geese - 5260) (Pheasants - 1496) (Grouse - 435) (Quail - 4483)

        2007 Harvest = (Ducks - 2905)  (Geese - 2110)  (Pheasants - 2358)  (Grouse - 751)  (Quail - 5093)

2008 = (Ducks - 2412) (Geese - 977) (Pheas - 2315) (Grouse - 2498) (Quail - 1469) (Hun -291) (Dove -689) (Chuck - 45)

2009 Harvest = (Ducks - 2201) (Geese - 523) (Pheasants - 1579) (Grouse - 1432) (Quail - 1401) (Hun - 105) (Dove -829) (Chuckar - 19)

 

Columbia River

  • Location: The entire Northeast side of the county

  • What: Ducks, Geese, and Turkeys

  • How:   Big water waterfowling.  Set up in any leeward cove along the river and wait for waterfowl trading back and forth.  Numerous areas to set up in.  Turkeys can also be found along the shoreline.  Do not trespass!

Swanson Lakes Wildlife Area

  • Location: Twenty miles west of Davenport off HWY 2 to Creston South rd which runs straight to Swanson Lake.

  • What: Ducks, Geese, Quail and Pheasants

  • How:   Ponds are good for waterfowl if they have not dried up by waterfowl season.  Great unit for pheasants and other upland birds.  The area is patchwork public and private.  Pay attention to the signs and do not trespass.

Spokane River

  • Location: The entire Northeast side of the county

  • What: Ducks, Geese, and Turkeys

  • How:   Big water waterfowling.  Set up in any leeward cove along the river and wait for waterfowl trading back and forth.  Numerous areas to set up in.  Turkeys can also be found along the shoreline.  Do not trespass!

Spokane County

2006 Harvest = (Ducks - 6151) (Geese - 5281) (Pheasants - 4444) (Grouse - 5110) (Quail - 5549) 

2007 Harvest = (Ducks - 2983)  (Geese - 2150)  (Pheasants - 3713)  (Grouse - 4236)  (Quail - 5564)

2008 Harvest = (Ducks - 3844) (Geese - 1737) (Pheas - 2214) (Grouse - 1973) (Quail - 2462) (Hun -122) (Dove -960) (Chuckar - 25)

2009 Harvest = (Ducks - 3701) (Geese - 2761) (Pheasants - 1788) (Grouse - 2784) (Quail - 2865) (Hun -202) (Dove - 1425) (Chuckar - 0)

Fishtrap Lake

  • Location:  Just off Fish trap road between Cheney and Sprague

  • What: Pheasants and waterfowl

  • How:  BLM land near the lake holds pheasants which were released by the WDFW just before the youth September pheasant season. There are also 7000 acres of land with trails interspersed throughout.  Tons of little wetlands and ponds to jump shoot or set out dekes.  Go in at either W. Scroggle Rd.  Valley rd on the North side has a boat launch.  All along the old state highway has numerous access points to get into the unit.

Columbia Plateau Wildlife Management Association

  • is a charitable non-profit land management association offering free controlled hunting access to youth, disabled, and other hunters , while providing for wildlife stewardship and good landowner relationships.    CPWMA

 

Whitman County

2006 Harvest = (Ducks - 6503) (Geese - 1532) (Pheasants - 12,766) (Grouse - 183) (Quail - 7059)

      2007 Harvest = (Ducks - 2530)  (Geese - 717)  (Pheasants - 10,347)  (Grouse - 736)  (Quail - 5624)

2008 Harvest = (Ducks - 2046) (Geese - 765) (Pheas - 10343) (Grouse - 22) (Quail - 4494) (Hun -616) (Dove -274) (Chuckar - 369)

2009 Harvest = (Ducks - 1739) (Geese - 489) (Pheasants - 11795) (Grouse - 497) (Quail - 3224) (Hun - 712) (Dove - 1708) (Chuckar - 1118)

Snake River

  • Location: The entire Northern portion of Whitman county

  • What: Ducks, Geese, Chuckar, pheasant and quail

  • How: The river holds a bounty of waterfowling opportunities.  Set up anywhere you can hide up against vegetation or rock outcropping.  The dam sections will be deep slow moving water above and  fast moving water below.  Use an appropriate sized boat.  There are numerous outcroppings along the river that hold coveys of quail, chuckar, and pheasant.  Do not trespass.  Make sure the areas you hunt are public access.  Boat ramps can be found all along the river.

Most of this county is privately owned.  Some farmland in the county have a few ponds, creeks and the like.  It would do a hunter quite a bit of good to do some knocking on some of the doors of these farms to see if a duck hunting blind could be used on their property for the upcoming season. If you strike out trying to access some of these farms for upland birds, it would be a safe bet that those same landowners would not mind if you duck hunted the Palouse River or any one of many creeks in the area. landowner tips

 

Walla Walla County

2006 Harvest = (Ducks - 28,568) (Geese - 4121) (Pheasants - 10582) (Grouse - 1538) (Quail - 4982)

      2007 Harvest = (Ducks - 21,320)  (Geese - 3736)  (Pheasants - 7573)  (Grouse - 673)  (Quail - 3128)

2008 Harvest = (Ducks - 13321) (Geese - 3707) (Pheas - 7747) (Grouse - 1190) (Quail - 2068) (Hun -90) (Dove -1691) (Chuckar - 98)

2009 Harvest = (Ducks - 12564) (Geese - 2358) (Pheasants - 6657) (Grouse - 1066) (Quail - 2037) (Hun - 104) (Dove -1223) (Chuckar - 39)

McNary Wildlife Area

  • Location: Just East of the TriCities and South of the confluence of the Snake and Columbia rivers.  Fee unit

  • What: Ducks and Geese

  • How:   There are a few different units in this area.  The largest one is a fee unit and is by reservation.  Great info can be found at http://www.fws.gov/midcolumbiariver/morehunt.htm

Lake Sacajawea

  • Location: 10 miles NE of Burbank either North of HWY 124 or South of Pasco-Kahlotus Rd. This is the lake behind Ice Harbor Dam

  • What: Ducks and Geese

  • How:   Lake of the Snake River will hold a number of waterfowl.  Hunt waterfowl here in the lee sides of coves and eddies. Boat put ins at Chabonneau Park, Levey Park, off Herman Rd and Fishook Park.

Snake River

  • Location: The entire southern portion of Whitman county

  • What: Ducks, Geese, Chuckar, pheasant and quail

  • How: The river holds a bounty of waterfowling opportunities.  Set up anywhere you can hide up against vegetation or rock outcropping.  The dam sections will be deep slow moving water above and  fast moving water below.  Use an appropriate sized boat.  There are numerous outcroppings along the river that hold coveys of quail, chuckar, and pheasant.  Do not trespass.  Make sure the areas you hunt are public access.

 

Columbia County

2006 Harvest = (Ducks - 1286) (Geese - 189) (Pheasants - 3391) (Grouse - 1478) (Quail - 4274)

        2007 Harvest = (Ducks - 2000)  (Geese - 360)  (Pheasants - 3242)  (Grouse - 1722)  (Quail - 3871)

2008 Harvest = (Ducks - 2106) (Geese - 261) (Pheasants - 3200) (Grouse - 1424) (Quail - 1877) (Hun -113) (Dove -0) (Chuckar - 115)

2009 Harvest = (Ducks - 1224) (Geese - 108) (Pheasants - 3297) (Grouse - 2522) (Quail - 1640) (Hun - 549) (Dove - 413) (Chuckar - 189)

WT Wooten Wildlife Area

  • Location: Near Pomeroy.  Off of Hwy 12, go South on the Tucannon Rd. Approx 15 miles

  • What: Pheasant, Quail, Hungarian Partridge

  • How: Over 11,000 Acres to hunt.  Prime Blue Mountains property.

Snake River

  • Location: The entire Northern portion of Columbia county

  • What: Ducks, Geese, Chuckar, pheasant and quail

  • How: The river holds a bounty of waterfowling opportunities.  Set up anywhere you can hide up against vegetation or rock outcropping.  The dam sections will be deep slow moving water above and  fast moving water below.  Use an appropriate sized boat.  There are numerous outcroppings along the river that hold coveys of quail, chuckar, and pheasant.  Do not trespass.  Make sure the areas you hunt are public access.  Boat ramps can be found all along the river.

 

Garfield County  

2006 Harvest = (Ducks - 1679) (Geese - 360) (Pheasants - 3970) (Grouse - 0) (Quail - 2207)

2007 Harvest = (Ducks - 650)  (Geese - 220)  (Pheasants - 2561)  (Grouse - 282)  (Quail - 1934)

2008 Harvest = (Ducks - 1311) (Geese - 638) (Pheasants - 3176) (Grouse - 273) (Quail - 2587) (Hun -97) (Dove -289) (Chuckar - 80)

2009 Harvest = (Ducks - 3088) (Geese - 421) (Pheas - 3729) (Grouse - 333) (Quail - 1940) (Hun -291) (Dove -167) (Chuckar - 477)

 

Snake River

  • Location: The entire Northern portion of Garfield county

  • What: Ducks, Geese, Chuckar, pheasant and quail

  • How: The river holds a bounty of waterfowling opportunities.  Set up anywhere you can hide up against vegetation or rock outcropping.  The dam sections will be deep slow moving water above and  fast moving water below.  Use an appropriate sized boat.  There are numerous outcroppings along the river that hold coveys of quail, chuckar, and pheasant.  Do not trespass.  Make sure the areas you hunt are public access.  Boat ramps can be found all along the river.

Asotin County

2006 Harvest = (Ducks - 1020) (Geese - 189) (Pheasants - 1347) (Grouse - 889) (Quail - 519)

     2007 Harvest = (Ducks - 2019)  (Geese - 387)  (Pheasants - 804)  (Grouse - 702)  (Quail - 673)

2008 Harvest = (Ducks - 1600) (Geese - 824) (Pheasants - 973) (Grouse - 798) (Quail - 963) (Hun -258) (Dove -97) (Chuckar - 745)

      2009 Harvest = (Ducks - 1035) (Geese - 347) (Pheasants - 668) (Grouse - 1226) (Quail - 957) (Hun - 431) (Dove -336) (Chuckar - 1969)

Asotin Wildlife Area

  • Location: 25 miles East of Asotin up the Asotin Rd

  • What: Pheasants, Quail, Hungarian Partridge

  • How: 12,300 acres of prime upland bird habitat.

Chief Timothy Wildlife Unit

  • Location: 7 miles west of Clarkston, Washington, on U.S. Highway 12

  • What: Ducks and Geese and Pheasant

  • How:  72 Acres to set up for ducks and geese on the Snake.  Area owned and maintained by the Army Corps of Engineers. WDFW releases pheasants here just before the youth hunt in September.

Snake River

  • Location: The entire north and east portion of Asotin county

  • What: Ducks, Geese, Chuckar, pheasant and quail

  • How: The river holds a bounty of waterfowling opportunities.  Set up anywhere you can hide up against vegetation or rock outcropping.  Use an appropriate sized boat.  There are numerous outcroppings along the river that hold coveys of quail, chuckar, and pheasant.  Do not trespass.  Make sure the areas you hunt are public access.  Boat ramps can be found in Clarkston.

 

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