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Posted on: August 28, 2023

Black-tail deer Hunting Season Opens September 1 at Lopez Hill and Mount Grant Preserves

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SAN JUAN COUNTY, WA. August 28, 2023 – Deer hunting is open for a limited season at Lopez Hill and Mount Grant Preserves. Specific dates for 2023 are as follows:

Archery                                                September 1-29

Muzzle Loader                                  September 30-October 8

Modern Firearm                               October 14-31

Special permit; Second Deer       September 1-October 31

Be sure to review and follow all Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) hunting regulations and note that San Juan County is a Firearm Restriction Area. Written permission is required to hunt at both locations. To obtain permission for Lopez Hill Preserve, Lopez Island, please contact Tanja Williamson, Outreach/Volunteer Coordinator at

For Mount Grant Preserve the Land Bank is again participating in WDFW’s online reservation system. And new for the 2023 season is access to the San Juan Preservation Trust’s Sugarloaf Preserve! Reservations will consist of one hunting party per day and the reservation confirmation will serve as written permission for Mount Grant Preserve on San Juan Island. 

Media Contact: Tanja Williamson, Outreach/Volunteer Coordinator,, 360-378-4402

About San Juan County’s Conservation Land Bank

San Juan County’s Conservation Land Bank, funded by a 1% real estate excise tax paid by purchasers of property at closing, acquires and protects special places in the Islands including coastlines, farmland, forests and wetlands. The department offices are located at 328 Caines Street, Friday Harbor, WA 98250. For more information about San Juan County’s Land Bank, visit


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