There’s more than one way to put a turkey on your table for Thanksgiving. Rather than head to the grocery store, thousands of hunters plan to get their birds during the hunting season for wild turkey already underway in eastern Washington.
Then again, who says turkey has to be the center of attention on Thanksgiving Day? November is prime time to head outside and hunt for game, or cast for fish at lakes around the state.
Popular opportunities include:
- Deer and elk: Hunters can go afield for deer and elk this month. Check the big game hunting regulations at https://wdfw.wa.gov/hunting/regulations/ for details.
- Razor clams: Diggers should have a couple opportunities to hit the beaches this month, beginning with a dig tentatively scheduled Nov. 8-11
- Waterfowl: Hunting seasons for ducks and geese should be getting into full swing in parts of the state, where migratory waterfowl are expected to make another strong showing this year.
- Trout: With tens of thousands of trout recently stocked in lakes, anglers should have plenty of places to enjoy great fishing this fall.
- Dungeness crab: A few areas of Puget Sound are still open for late-season Dungeness crab fishing. For details, check the crab webpage at https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/crab/.