WSR 97-06-037

PERMANENT RULES

FISH AND WILDLIFE

COMMISSION

(Wildlife)

[Order 97-27--Filed February 27, 1997, 10:50 a.m.]

Date of Adoption: February 1, 1997.

Purpose: To amend WAC 232-28-263 1997 Raffle permits.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 232-28-263.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.12.020, 77.12.030, 77.12.040, 77.32.220.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 97-01-116 on December 19, 1996.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 0, amended 1, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

February 18, 1997

Lisa Pelly

Chair

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending Order 96-143, filed 8/30/96, effective 9/30/96)

WAC 232-28-263 1997 Raffle permits

raffle permit hunts

The following raffle permits will be issued to individuals selected through a drawing:

((3 Bighorn Sheep Hunt

(a) Bag limit: One bighorn ram

(b) Open area: Anywhere south of interstate 90 in eastern Washington.

(c) Open season: September 1-October 31, 1997.

(d) Weapon: Hunter may use any legal weapon.

(e) Number of permits: 1

(f) Raffle tickets cost $10.00 including a 50 cent vendor fee.

(g) Permittee shall contact the appropriate regional office of the Department of Fish and Wildlife when entering the designated hunt area.

(h) The permittee may be accompanied by others; however, only the permittee is allowed to carry a firearm and harvest an animal.

(i) Any attempt by members of the permittee's party to herd or drive wildlife is prohibited.

(j) If requested by the department, the permittee is required to accompany Department officials to the site of the kill.

(k) The permittee will present the head and carcass of the bighorn sheep killed to any department office within 72 hours of date of kill.

4 Moose Hunt

(a) Bag limit: One moose of either sex

(b) Open area: Hunter may hunt in any open moose unit.

(c) Open season: October 1-November 30, 1997.

(d) Weapon: Hunter may use any legal weapon.

(e) Number of permits: 1

(f) Raffle tickets cost $5.00 including a 50 cent vendor fee.

(g) Permittee shall contact the appropriate regional office of the department of fish and wildlife when entering the designated hunt area.

(h) If requested by the department, the permittee is required to accompany Department officials to the site of the kill.))

(1) Deer Raffle Permit Hunt

(a) Bag limit: One additional any buck deer.

(b) Open area: Statewide in any open area, except all Private Lands Wildlife Management Areas (PLWMAs), GMUs 157 and 485 are closed.

(c) Open season: The deer raffler permit holder may hunt in any 1997 general or permit archery, muzzleloader, or modern firearm season.

(d) Weapon: The raffle hunter may use only archery equipment during archery seasons, muzzleloader equipment during muzzleloader seasons and any legal weapon during modern firearm seasons.

(e) Number of permits: 1

(f) Raffle tickets cost $5.00 including a 50 cent vendor fee.

(2) Elk Raffle Permit Hunt

(a) Bag limit: One additional any bull elk.

(b) Open area: Statewide in any open area, except all Private Lands Wildlife Management Areas (PLWMAs) and GMUs 157 and 485 are closed.

(c) Open season: The elk raffle permit holder may hunt in any 1997 general or permit archery, muzzleloader, or modern firearm season.

(d) Weapon: The raffle permit hunter may use only archery equipment during archery seasons, muzzleloader equipment during muzzleloader seasons and any legal weapon during modern firearm seasons.

(e) Number of permits: 1

(f) Raffle tickets cost $5.00 including a 50 cent vendor fee.

(3) Bighorn Sheep Hunt

(a) Bag limit: One bighorn ram.

(b) Open area: Sheep Unit 4 (Selah Butte), Sheep Unit 5 (Umtanum), Sheep Unit 7 (Clemon Mountain), or Sheep Unit 12 (Lincoln Cliffs).

(c) Open season: September 1-October 31, 1997.

(d) Weapon: Hunter may use any legal weapon.

(e) Number of permits: 1.

(f) Raffle tickets cost $10.00 including a 50 cent vendor fee.

(g) Permittee shall contact the appropriate regional office of the department of fish and wildlife when entering the designated hunt area.

(h) The permittee may be accompanied by others; however, only the permittee is allowed to carry a firearm and harvest an animal.

(i) Any attempt by members of the permittee's party to herd or drive wildlife is prohibited.

(j) If requested by the department, the permittee is required to accompany department officials to the site of the kill.

(k) The permittee will present the head and carcass of the bighorn sheep killed to any department office within 72 hours of date of kill.

(4) Moose Hunt.

(a) Bag limit: One moose of either sex.

(b) Open area: Hunter may hunt in any open moose unit.

(c) Open season: October 1-November 30, 1997.

(d) Weapon: Hunter may use any legal weapon.

(e) Number of permits: 1.

(f) Raffle tickets cost $5.00 including a 50 cent vendor fee.

(g) Permittee shall contact the appropriate regional office of the department of fish and wildlife when entering the designated hunt area.

(h) If requested by the department, the permittee is required to accompany department officials to the site of the kill.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040 and 77.12.010. 96-18-067 (Order 96-143), 232-28-263, filed 8/30/96, effective 9/30/96.]

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