With the start of the 2011 hunting seasons upon us,
The pass allows access to state recreation lands and water access sites managed by Washington State Parks (State Parks), Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) and Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR). These lands include state parks, water access points, heritage sites, wildlife and natural areas, trails and trailheads. The
There are some exemptions for this pass. For a complete list, see “Do I Need a Discover Pass?”. The primary impact on hunters will be for those who hunt on DNR land. The
The penalty for failing to display/possess a
For more information about this pass, please see the FAQ page on the
Of particular interest to hunters should be the fact that 84% of the revenue from the
Hunters should contact their legislators and bring to their attention the inequity of this new tax and urge them to support legislation in 2012 to exempt all hunters from the provisions and/or divert more funding to lands used by hunters. To find your legislators, please click here.