Can I Hunt Without a License?

Washington hunting laws are very strict and it's really important that anyone charged with a hunting crime take it very seriously. It's not like it used to be. It used to be you could just pay a fine and walk away. Now, the hunting laws, for the most part, are all crimes, and some of the most common hunting violations like unlawful hunting of big game, unlawful hunting of wild birds, all types of hunting laws can carry a maximum penalty of a year in jail, and a lot of them will carry a $2,000 wildlife penalty you have to pay.