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Public Hunting and Fishing Season and Regulations, 2017-18

Last updated - July 24,2017

 

Fishing Regulations

To download high resolution PDF of Fishing Regulations, click here pdf version

 

Hunting Regulations

These dates and limits are for September 1, 2017 - March 15, 2018 only.

Public hunters over the age of 12 must obtain permit

No overnight camping is allowed on Feel Free To Hunt lands

Non-Toxic shot is required for waterfowl hunting.

Alcohol is prohibited on all Yakama Nation owned or managed lands

The use of electronic decoys is permitted on the YN Reservation

The following regulations apply only to non-enrolled hunters. For Yakama enrolled members, click here

 

SPECIES SEASON DAILY BAG LIMIT POSSESSION LIMIT
Cock Pheasant 14 Oct - 31 Dec 2017
3 15
Quail* 14 Oct - 31 Dec 2017
10 30
Chukar and Gray (Hun) Partridge 14 Oct - 31 Dec 2017
6 chuckar,    6 gray 18 chuckar,     18 gray
Ducks** 14 - 18 Oct 2017 &
21 Oct - 28 Jan 2018
see below see below
Goose* 14 - 18 Oct 2017 &
21 Oct - 28 Jan 2018
4 twice the daily bag
Coot 14 - 18 Oct 2017 &
21 Oct - 28 Jan 2018
25 50
Snipe 14 - 18 Oct 2017 &
21 Oct - 28 Jan 2018
8 24
Mourning Dove 1 - 30 Sep 2017 15 45
Rabbit ((Cottontail only) 14 Oct 2017- 15 Mar 2018 5 15

 

*QUAIL

EXTENDED QUAIL SEASON - Only the Yakima River Corridor (east of US 97 from Union Gap to the junciton of US 97 and S.R. 22 and east of S.R. 22 from junction of US 97 and S.R. 22 to Mabton). Jan. 1 - 15, 2018.

Daily Bag Limit - 10, Possession Limit - 30.

Please, park your vehicles away from duck and goose hunting areas. Parked vehicles affect the success of decoy sets. THANK YOU.

2017 - 2018 HUNTING DAYS SATUS WILDLIFE RECREATION AREA (SWRA)

All Saturdays, Sundays, and Wednesdays: October 14th, 2017 through January 28, 2018

These Holidays:
November 23 and 24, 2017
December 25, 2017
Everyday Jan. 1, 16 and 22-28 2017

*Open for dove and early goose seasons by walkin access only (Wednesdays and Weekends)

The SWRA is located on Satus Longhouse Road approximately 13 miles southeast of Toppenish on Highway 22

NO OVERNIGHT CAMPING ALLOWED

NON-TOXIC SHOT REQUIRED FOR ANY WATERFOWL

SOUTH LATERAL A WILDLIFE AREA Special Public Hunting Regulations
Public hunting allowed only on Wednesdays and Sundays**
Public hunting access by reservation only
Contact the Wildlife Resource Management Program for reservations
**These regulations apply to public hunters only. Enrolled members of the Yakama Nation may hunt on any day - no reservation required

Wild Turkey Hunting Absolutely no fall-winter turkey hunting allowed. The Yakama Nation will be offering 3 wild turkey hunts in the spring of 2018. Special Spring turkey permits will be issued by raffle drawing. For more details see www.ynwildlife.org/turkeyhunting

DUCK DAILY BAG
7 ducks - to include not more than:
2 hen mallards
1 pintail
2 redheads
2 canvasback
3 scaup (closed 14 Oct-3 Nov 2017)

YOUTH PUBLIC HUNTING SEASON

For ages 17 and under
23-24 September 2017
ONLY Ducks, Geese, Coots, Cock Pheasant, and Quail may be harvested Daily bag and possession limits are the same as those set for the regular seasons *Valid YN hunting and fishing permit required for hunters aged 13-17 years old. Hunters 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult with a valid YN hunting and fishing permit but are not required to have there own permit.

*Early Goose Season
13-17 September 2017
*For access to SWRA see attached

Daily bag and possession limits are the same as those set for the regular seaons

CARL PROPERTY (Pumphouse road)
Available for reservation on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Contact the Wildlife Resource Management Program for reservations (509)865-5121 ext 6307

Satus Wildlife Area, picture by unknown

Satus Wildlife Recreational Area

 

Report Violations,
Call the Yakama Nation Tribal Police
(509) 865-2933