WDFW Check Stations for Hunters
Please note that the times and locations of check stations are subject to change. Contact your local WDFW office to verify staff availability at check stations.
Purpose of Check Stations
Check stations play a crucial role in gathering valuable biological data that informs wildlife management. These stations help collect essential information such as:
Age Structure: Teeth are examined to determine the age distribution of the population.
Buck Size: Detailed information about the size of bucks harvested is recorded.
Disease Testing: Tissue samples are taken to test for diseases like chronic wasting disease.
Body Condition Scores: The condition of harvested animals is assessed.
In addition to collecting biological data, check stations offer an opportunity for biologists to engage with the community and hunters. They can answer questions, provide information, and receive immediate feedback on the ongoing hunting season.
Check Station Locations
Please be aware that the times and locations of check stations are subject to change. For the most up-to-date information on check station operation times and locations, visit WDFW Check Station Information.