WSR 97-06-039

PERMANENT RULES

FISH AND WILDLIFE

COMMISSION

(Wildlife)

[Order 97-26--Filed February 27, 1997, 10:57 a.m.]

Date of Adoption: February 1, 1997.

Purpose: To amend WAC 232-28-262 1997 Bighorn sheep auction permits.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 232-28-262.

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

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 97-01-115 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 0, amended 1, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.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 WSR 96-12-054, filed 5/31/96, effective 7/1/96)

WAC 232-28-262 1997 Bighorn sheep auction permits.

auctioning of permit

The Director will select a conservation organization(s) to conduct the 1997 auction. Selection of the conservation organization will be based on criteria developed by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. The organization shall notify the Department of the name and address of the successful bidder within ten days of the auction.

auction permit hunt(s)

species - one bighorn sheep permit

Hunting Season Dates: September 1 - October 31, 1997

Hunt Area: ((Anywhere in eastern Washington south of Interstate 90.)) Sheep Unit 4 (Selah Butte), Sheep Unit 5 (Umtanum), Sheep Unit 7 (Clemon Mountain), or Sheep Unit 12 (Lincoln Cliffs).

Bag Limit: One Bighorn Ram

auction hunt permittee rules

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

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

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

(4) If requested by the Department, the permittee is required to direct Department officials to the site of the kill.

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

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040, 77.12.700 and 77.12.010. 96-12-054, 232-28-262, filed 5/31/96, effective 7/1/96.]

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