What's new?

2017 Recreation Program Changes:

1. PERMIT PURCHASE DATE: MARCH 16, 2017
        -Permits will be available for purchase on our website only,
starting March 16, 2017.  You will receive your permit 7-10 business days from your date of purchase via USPS priority mail.  2017
permits will be valid from 4/1/17-3/31/18.  Even if you purchase your permit before 4/1/17 your key will NOT work until 4/1/17.

2. PERMIT PRICES:
-Permit prices will change for the White River Forest Motorized Permit with the rest of the permits remaining the same as last year.  Please view your permit of choice by selecting the property name on the left side menu of our website and select “Purchase Permit”.

3. RULES & REGULATIONS:
-Please review all rules & regulations. 
You must agree to these rules before being able to proceed to
payment.  It is your responsibility to be aware of our rules,
regulations, forest closures, season dates, etc. 
If rules or regulations are violated we have the right to revoke your permit.  Refunds will not be given.

4. DEER HUNTING:
-Hancock Forest Management will be setting a 2 point minimum on deer hunting
-Does are okay to be harvested during archery season per state regulations.

5. KAPOWSIN SPECIAL BULL ELK DRAW
-We will conduct our special bull elk draw May 8, 2017 and post results on our website
(Please do not call the office to find out results.)
-All permits purchased from 3/16/17 thru 5/7/17 will be entered into our special elk draw
-When purchasing your permit you will be asked to choose which season you would be hunting (archery, modern firearm, or muzzleloader). 
-We will randomly draw 2 archery, 2 muzzleloader, and 4 modern firearm tags.
-Those chosen in 2016 are not eligible for the 2017 drawing.
-During bull elk seasons (archery, modern firearm, and muzzleloader), there is NO recreation access allowed except for those drawn.  It is your responsibility as a permitee to be aware of these dates, and not enter the forest. 
We are diligent  about posting these closures on our website, at the check in kiosks, and on the 1-800 line.

6. EATONVILLE SPECIAL ELK DRAW
        --We will conduct our special bull elk draw May 8, 2017 and post results on our website (please do not call the office)
        -All permits purchased from 3/16/17 thru 5/7/17 will be entered into our special elk draw
        -We will randomly select 2 hunters—you will then be required to designate which season you will be hunting
-Those chosen in 2016 are not eligible for the 2017 drawing.
-During bull elk seasons (archery, modern firearm, and muzzleloader), there is NO recreation access allowed except for those drawn.  It is your responsibility as a permitee to be aware of these dates, and not enter the
forest.  We are diligent about posting these closures online and on our website.

7. FIRE AND STORM CLOSURE
-Safety is our top priority at Hancock Forest Management.  If we deem conditions are unsafe we will shut down access to the forest.  Fire season is April 15, 2017—October 15, 2017.  Please check the website and the
1-800 line before visiting the forest in case there is a closure.  Entering the forest during a closure will result in permit  being revoked.

8. KAPOWSIN CAMPING
-Camping permits will be available at NO extra charge with your annual motorized permit
-All former camping rules still apply and will be strictly enforced—please review camping rules & regulations. 
From our website select Kapowsin on the left side menu and choose “Camping Program”, there will be a link to open the rules & regulations in PDF format.

9. PAYMENT METHOD
Permit purchases will still only be available for purchase online.  After a lot of feedback, we will be switching to a new purchasing system in place of paypal.  Please be patient with us as we understand there are always unforeseen issues that could occur with a new system.  We hope this new system will be a lot more user friendly.

10. CONTACTING HANCOCK RECREATION ACCESS PROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR
Please use the “Contact Us” tab on the website or email directly to recadmin@hnrg.com
You may also leave a message on the 1-800-782-1493 line, and we will return your call as soon as possible.

 

White River

The White River recreation access program will continue in 2017, however there have been some significant changes made. There will be 500 motorized access permits available to the general public. A 'Restricted Use Area' has been implemented, and can be viewed on the White River recreation access maps, which limits access to non-motorized access only, as well as no hunting, fishing, or collection of any kind. Also motorized access to the White River Forest will be closed from January 1st thru March 31st 2018 to rdeuce pressure and stress on wildlife, walk-in access will still be allowed. It should be noted that White River land owners are allowed motorized access, hunting, fishing, and collection throughout the entirety of the property. 

 The motorized permit price will change to $225.

The price for non-motorized access permits will stay the same in 2017.  The prices are $45 for an annual individual permit, $80 for an annual family permit, $8 for a day-use individual permit and $15 for a day-use family permit. 

 

Camping at Kapowsin, & White River –

There will be no charge for camping permits for the Kapowsin or White River forest.