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Area 6 Bird information

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 WDFW Wildlife Areas Region 6

 Clallam County –

2006 Harvest = (Ducks - 9212) (Geese - 97) (Pheasants - 565) (Grouse - 5262) (Quail - 113)

    2007 Harvest = (Ducks - 6652)  (Geese - 198)  (Pheasants - 468)  (Grouse - 4998)  (Quail - 635)

2008 Harvest = (Ducks - 7387) (Geese - 712) (Pheasants - 106) (Grouse - 3787) (Quail - 119) (Hun -0) (Dove -83)

2009 Harvest = (Ducks - 8166) (Geese - 1249) (Pheasants - 0 wild) (Grouse - 6350) (Quail - 19) (Hun -0) (Dove -83)

 

Dungeness Wildlife Area

  • Location: Per a representative from Clallam County, Hunting is no longer allowed since 12-31-2013. Important to note that per our terms of use, please ensure that the area you are hunting is properly scouted to ensure that land use, ownership, etc have not changed.

  • Lower Dungeness Unit -

  • What: Ducks and Geese

  • How:  http://www.clallam.net/CountyParks/index.asp

    No known public access for Clallam County.

Jefferson County -

2006 Harvest = (Ducks - 3070) (Geese - 63) (Pheasants - 178) (Grouse - 3732) (Quail - 0)

        2007 Harvest = (Ducks - 1851)  (Geese - 104)  (Pheasants - 10)  (Grouse - 2675)  (Quail - 0)

2008 Harvest = (Ducks - 2658) (Geese - 215) (Pheasants - 0) (Grouse - 1934) (Quail - 27) (Hun -0) (Dove -0)

2009 Harvest = (Ducks - 4330) (Geese - 345) (Pheasants - 0) (Grouse - 3839) (Quail - 27) (Hun -0) (Dove -0)

 

Most of this county is privately owned.  The tidelands off the Toanados Peninsula hold tons of birds and the remaining farmland in the county has a plethora of ponds, flooded fields 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. Check out some of the timberlands south of 104 and hunt the beaver ponds and small lakes which quickly fill up from birds pouring down from Canada. landowner tips

 

Grays Harbor County –

2006 Harvest = (Ducks - 13666) (Geese - 963) (Pheasants - 398) (Grouse - 6945) (Quail - 9)

2007 Harvest = (Ducks - 17124)  (Geese - 1303)  (Pheasants - 241)  (Grouse - 6798)  (Quail - 0)

2008 Harvest = (Ducks - 20144) (Geese - 2483) (Pheasants - 420) (Grouse - 4160) (Quail - 80) (Hun -0) (Dove -530)

2009 Harvest = (Ducks - 12175) (Geese - 1789) (Pheasants - 0 wild) (Grouse - 6917) (Quail - 48) (Hun -0) (Dove - 61)

 

Oyhut Unit

  • Location: South of Ocean Shores.  South on Ocean Shores Blvd. Left on Marine View Drive or left on Sportsman Way.

  • What: Ducks and Geese

  • How: Protected marshes are available here on the lee side of the Ocean shores peninsula.  When the weather has picked up on the Ocean or inside Grays Harbor, the ducks will flock to this area for protection.  The worse the weather, the better this unit is.  If bringing a boat, this area requires a good solid boat, no car toppers here.  Be careful of the tides as is with most tidal marshes, there is a lot of muck and it could be very easy to get stuck or stranded.

Johns River Wildlife Recreation Area

  • Location: Boat Access is made by putting in at the boat ramp off of HWY 105 on the south side of Grays Harbor.  You can boot in this area and set up on the more elevated areas of the marsh.

  • What: Ducks and Geese

  • How: Typical tidal marsh area.  Set up near marsh grass, set out dekes like you would any other closed water.  Pay attention to tides and be careful.  The muck and mud will strand you or trap you.  This area has the potential for big water action so wear a life preserver.

Chehalis Wildlife Area Refuge

  • Location: Head west on SR-8, SR-12 from Olympia towards Aberdeen and Montesano. A few miles west of Elma watch for a left turn lane and road named "Schoulwider". Turn left across the roadway and follow around a hard right corner at the end of the road. Go left 1000 yards to the end of the road into the parking lot. It looks like you are driving into a gravel rock pit, but the road is open to the public.

  • What: Ducks and Geese

  • How:  There is a WDFW maintained blind here.  Disabled hunters have priority here.  You can launch a small boat here and set up anywhere on the river. 

Pacific County –

2006 Harvest = (Ducks - 6184) (Geese - 649) (Pheasants - 386) (Grouse - 2807) (Quail - 0)

        2007 Harvest = (Ducks - 9180)  (Geese - 848)  (Pheasants - 865)  (Grouse - 1470)  (Quail - 0)

2008 Harvest = (Ducks - 7649) (Geese - 661) (Pheasants - 645) (Grouse - 2170) (Quail - 0) (Hun -0) (Dove -37)

2009 Harvest = (Ducks - 8305) (Geese - 420) (Pheasants - 0 wild) (Grouse - 2529) (Quail - 0) (Hun -0) (Dove - 0)

 

Willapa National Wildlife Refuge

  • Location: Northeast of Long Beach/Illwaco

  • What: Ducks and Geese

  • How:  The bay is large and contains a lot of different places to hunt from.  Leadbetter point is productive watch for tidal surges!  This is tidal be very careful about getting stuck in the mud.  You can launch a bigger than car topper boat at the Smith Creek Boat Launch near Raymond, Boat launch at Palix River, or Nahcotta, or Leadbetter St Park.  Remember that the bay is filled with muck and mud at low tide, be careful.  You cannot hunt inside the refuge itself, so be aware of the clearly marked pilings. 

Thurston County –

2006 Harvest = (Ducks - 7512) (Geese - 304) (Pheasants - 4305) (Grouse - 1796) (Quail - 9)

       2007 Harvest = (Ducks - 6635)  (Geese - 594)  (Pheasants - 4456)  (Grouse - 1549)  (Quail - 217)

2008 Harvest = (Ducks - 6154) (Geese - 440) (Pheasants - 3675) (Grouse - 1008) (Quail - 0) (Hun -0) (Dove -75)

2009 Harvest = (Ducks - 7690) (Geese - 623) (Pheasants - 0 wild) (Grouse - 1326) (Quail - 0) (Hun -0) (Dove -0)

 

Nisqually Delta

  • Location: Just South of Tacoma right off of I-5 take the Nisqually exit. 

  • What: Ducks and Geese

  • How:  190 acres of the Refuge are open to waterfowl hunting. You can only boat into this area.   When the tide is out, however, this place gets high and dry with muck and mud.  Be very careful and pay attention to the tides.  For those wishing to boat in,    you can put in at the public boat launch at the NW area of the unit.  Take meridian road and take a left on 46th, then take a left on D’Milluhr Rd down to Luhr beach.  Be careful as to where you set up, there are a lot of sections of this unit that are either private or non hunting parts of the refuge.  Pay attention to the tides, if you are left high and dry, you will need to wait out until the next tidal exchange to be come unstuck. 

    Portions of the Refuge are closed to waterfowl hunting including the Research Natural Area and Sanctuary Area. Tribal lands east of the Nisqually River are not open to public hunting.  Watch for “No Hunting” or “Area Closed” signs.

  • Link to the refuge website and maps!!  Nisqually NWR

low tide

Black River Wildlife Area

  • Location: North of Rochester (Hwy 12) Turn right on moon road and then take another right to Mima Road look for the signs

  • What: Ducks and Geese

  • How: Marshy area.  Set up a small set of dekes in any available pond or water opening.  You can get your boat in at a couple of launches near Little Rock.  Wood ducks are available in this area.

Scatter Creek Wildlife Area

  • Location: Just off of I-5 at Grand Mound

  • What: Ducks and Geese

  • How:  Marshy area.  Set up a small set of dekes in any available pond or water opening.   

Pierce County –

2006 Harvest = (Ducks - 7405) (Geese - 328) (Pheasants - 3840) (Grouse - 1352) (Quail - 19)

        2007 Harvest = (Ducks - 10363)  (Geese - 654)  (Pheasants - 2379)  (Grouse - 2165)  (Quail - 192)

2008 Harvest = (Ducks - 7042) (Geese - 294) (Pheasants - 2434) (Grouse - 2279) (Quail - 223) (Hun -0) (Dove -0)

2009 Harvest = (Ducks - 10691) (Geese - 1041) (Pheasants - 0 wild) (Grouse - 3630) (Quail - 47) (Hun -0) (Dove - 39)

 

Fort Lewis

  • Location:  Fort Lewis Military base

  • What: Ducks and Geese

  • How: The NW Adventure center on base will have all the details for duck hunting the main lakes on the military base.  Lakes to hunt are Chambers Lake and Sequalichew Lake.  Call the base at 253-967-5415. 

Tidelands around the key peninsula and Anderson Island could be quite productive when Northerns are down in November and December. Do not trespass on private beaches!

 

Mason County –

2006 Harvest = (Ducks - 3013) (Geese - 0) (Pheasants - 1722) (Grouse - 2831) (Quail - 337)

2007 Harvest = (Ducks - 2065)  (Geese - 122)  (Pheasants - 2273)  (Grouse - 2552)  (Quail - 101)

2008 Harvest = (Ducks - 5008) (Geese - 222) (Pheasants - 1992) (Grouse - 1776) (Quail - 36) (Hun -0) (Dove -0)

2009 Harvest = (Ducks - 3108) (Geese - 183) (Pheasants - 0 wild) (Grouse - 5277) (Quail - 288) (Hun -0) (Dove -0)

 

Lake Cushman, and all the surrounding ponds in the lowlands around the Skokomish will hold large numbers of migratory birds in November and December.  Get knocking on some doors for access to those ponds. landowner tips  A hunter could also set up on the Skok to catch birds trading back and forth.  The tidelands in Oyster bay,, Skookum Inlet, and Totten Inlet could get you that sought after wood duck!

 

 

Kitsap County –

2006 Harvest = (Ducks - 1221) (Geese - 68) (Pheasants - 202) (Grouse - 61) (Quail - 0)

2007 Harvest = (Ducks - 1310)  (Geese - 104)  (Pheasants - 177)  (Grouse - 105)  (Quail - 0)

2008 Harvest = (Ducks - 1055) (Geese - 66) (Pheasants - 381) (Grouse - 342) (Quail - 18) (Hun -0) (Dove -0)

2009 Harvest = (Ducks - 901) (Geese - 39) (Pheasants - 0 wild) (Grouse - 214) (Quail - 0) (Hun -0) (Dove -0)

 

Most of this county is privately owned.  The tidelands hold tons of birds and the remaining farmland in the county has a plethora of ponds, flooded fields 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.  landowner tips

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