The Eastern Washington State mountains and fields of Ferry County are beautiful and rich with game. The county boasts seven game management units (GMUs), but of particular note is the Sherman 101 unit, which blankets much of the county and provides some of Washington State’s best opportunities for hunting and capturing a mule deer, white-tailed deer, black bear, or turkey. In 2017, Washington State’s Fish and Wildlife District 1 Hunting Prospects 2019 PDF states that “District 1 is well-known for its white-tailed deer, moose, and turkey hunting opportunities. Quality hunting opportunities also exist for other game species, including mule deer, elk, black bear, forest grouse, and cougar.” (District 1 is in northeastern WA, and includes Ferry, Pend Oreille, and Stevens, Counties.)
Averaging only 3.4 residents per square mile (compared to King County’s 912 per sq. mile) hunters visiting Ferry County are less likely to find themselves standing shoulder to shoulder with other hunters or area residents, and more likely to have an inviting landscape and a peaceful, open meadow all to themselves.
…hunters visiting Ferry County are less likely to find themselves standing …shoulder to shoulder with other hunters or area residents, and more likely to have an inviting landscape and a peaceful, open meadow all to themselves.
Camping and lodging are readily available, and several of the area’s campgrounds, RV parks, lake resorts, and inns provide hunters with special facilities, such as refrigerated game lockers. Businesses in the town of Republic, Washington welcome hunters and are equipped to provide them with all the provisions (e.g., maps, guns and ammunition, camping gear, lodging, and food) necessary for a successful hunt.
Ferry County Game Management Units (GMUs)
More Hunting Information Resources
- Summary of Washington State general hunting season dates.
- Washington State hunting regulations, restrictions, and licensing.
- WDFW GoHunt interactive map of where it is safe to hunt deer (page loads slowly).
- WDFW turkey hunting season information.
- Ferry County, WA lodging, eating, and hunting/camping supplies information.
Agencies That Can Help
Republic Ranger District
650 E Delaware
Republic WA 99166
Colville Forest Information
755 South Main Street
Colville, WA 99114
Republic Regional Visitors and Convention Bureau
Gateway to Adventure
Republic, WA 99166