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Public Hunting and Fishing Season and Regulations, 2016-17

Last updated - August 29,2016

 

Fishing Regulations

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

 

Hunting Regulations

These dates and limits are for September 1, 2016 - March 15, 2017 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 Oct. 15-Dec. 31 2016 3 15
Quail* Oct. 15-Dec. 31 2016 10 30
Chukar and Gray (Hun) Partridge Oct. 15-Dec. 31 2016 6 chuckar,    6 gray 18 chuckar,     18 gray
Ducks** Oct. 15 - Oct. 19
Oct. 22 - Jan. 29, 2017
see below see below
Goose* Oct. 15-Oct. 19
Oct. 22-Jan. 29, 2017
4 twice the daily bag
Coot Oct. 15-Oct. 19
Oct. 22-Jan. 29, 2017
25 25
Snipe Oct. 15-Oct. 19
Oct. 22-Jan. 29, 2017
8 24
Mourning Dove Sept. 1-Sept. 30 2016 15 45
Rabbit ((Cottontail only) Sept. 1 - March 15 2017 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, 2017.

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.

2016 - 2017 HUNTING DAYS SATUS WILDLIFE RECREATION AREA (SWRA)

All Saturdays, Sundays, and Wednesdays: October 15th, 2016 through January 29, 2017

These Holidays:
November 11, 24, and 25 2016
December 23 and 30 2016
Everyday Jan. 23-29 2016

*Open for dove and early goose seasons by walkin access only

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 4 wild turkey hunts in the spring of 2017. 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
2 pintail
2 redheads
2 canvasback
3 scaup (closed 15 Oct-4 Nov 2016)

YOUTH PUBLIC HUNTING SEASON

For ages 17 and under
24-25 September 2016
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
14-18 September 2016
*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

Satus Wildlife Area, picture by unknown

Satus Wildlife Recreational Area

 

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