WSR 97-06-048

PERMANENT RULES

FISH AND WILDLIFE

COMMISSION

(Wildlife)

[Order 97-36--Filed February 27, 1997, 2:54 p.m.]

Date of Adoption: December 7, 1996.

Purpose: To amend WAC 232-28-02203 Game management units (GMUs)--Special game areas--Boundary descriptions--Region three.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 232-28-02203.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.12.040.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 96-21-170 on October 23, 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 0, amended 1, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.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

December 30, 1996

Lisa Pelly

for Mitchell S. Johnson

Chairman

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 96-04-027, filed 2/1/96, effective 3/3/96)

WAC 232-28-02203 Game management units (GMUs)--Special game areas--Boundary descriptions--Region three.

GMU 300-MANSON (Chelan County): Beginning at the town of Chelan to Lake Chelan; then northwest along the north shore of Lake Chelan to the Stehekin River; then northwest along the Stehekin River to the ridge between Rainbow Creek and Boulder Creek; then north on the ridge to McAlester Mountain on the Lake Chelan Wilderness Boundary; then southeast on the Wilderness Boundary along the Sawtooth Ridge separating the Chelan and Methow-Twisp River drainages to Fox Peak and USFS Road 8020; then southeast on USFS Road 8020 to the Anatoine Creek Road (USFS Road 8140); then southeast on the Anatoine Creek Road to Apple Acres Road; then northeast on Apple Acres Road to U.S. Highway 97; then northeast on U.S. Highway 97 to Wells Dam and the Columbia River; then southwest along the Columbia River (Chelan-Douglas County line) to the Chelan River; then northwest along the Chelan River to the town of Chelan and the point of beginning. (((See Wenatchee National Forest map and Washington Atlas & Gazetteer)))

GMU 301-CLARK (Chelan County): Beginning where the Stehekin River flows into Lake Chelan; then southeast along the south shore of Lake Chelan to the south boundary of the Chelan National Recreation Area Boundary (south of Riddle Creek); then southwest on the Recreation Area Boundary to the Glacier Peak Wilderness Boundary; then south, west, and north on the wilderness boundary to the Pacific Crest Trail at Kodak Peak; then north on the Pacific Crest Trail to North Cascades National Park; then north and east on the North Cascades National Park boundary to Hock Mountain; then south along the Lake Chelan Wilderness Boundary to McAlester Mountain; then southwest on the ridge between Rainbow Creek and Boulder Creek to the Stehekin River and the point of beginning. (((See Wenatchee National Forest map and the Glacier Peak Wilderness Forest map)))

GMU 302-ALPINE (Kittitas and Chelan counties): Beginning on the Pacific Crest Trail and the Alpine Lakes Wilderness Boundary near Josephine Lake (south of Stevens Pass); then east, south and west on the wilderness boundary to the Pacific Crest Trail near Kendall Peak; then north on the Pacific Crest Trail to the Alpine Lakes Wilderness Boundary and the point of beginning. (((See Wenatchee National Forest map and the Alpine Lakes Wilderness map)))

GMU 304-CHIWAWA (Chelan County): Beginning on the Pacific Crest Trail and the Glacier Peak Wilderness Boundary at Kodak Peak; then southeast and north on the wilderness boundary to the Entiat River; then southeast along the Entiat River to Ardenvoir and the Mad River Road (USFS Road 5700); then northwest on the Mad River Road to the USFS Road 5800; then southwest on USFS Road 5800 at French Corral and Eagle Creek Road (USFS Road 7520); then southwest on the Eagle Creek Road to State Highway 209 north of Leavenworth; then north on State Highway 209 to State Highway 207 near Lake Wenatchee; then south on State Highway 207 to U.S. Highway 2 at Coles Corner; then west on U.S. Highway 2 to the Pacific Crest Trail at Stevens Pass; then north on the Pacific Crest Trail to Kodak Peak and the point of beginning. (((See Wenatchee National Forest map)))

GMU 306-SLIDE RIDGE (Chelan County): Beginning at the Lake Chelan National Recreation Boundary on the south shore of Lake Chelan near Riddle Creek; then southeast along the south shore of Lake Chelan to Twenty-five Mile Creek; then southwest along Twenty-five Mile Creek to the Slide Ridge Road (USFS Road 8410); then south on the Slide Ridge Road to Stormy Mountain and Trail 1448; then northwest on Trail 1448 to Fourmile Ridge Trail 1445; then west on the Fourmile Ridge Trail to Fox Creek; then southwest along Fox Creek to the Entiat River; then northwest along the Entiat River to the Glacier Peak Wilderness Boundary; then north on the wilderness boundary to Lake Chelan, the Lake Chelan National Recreation Boundary and the point of beginning. (((See Wenatchee National Forest map)))

GMU 308-ENTIAT (Chelan County): Beginning at Twenty-five Mile Creek on the south shore of Lake Chelan; then southeast along Lake Chelan and the Chelan River to the Columbia River; then southwest along the Columbia River to the mouth of the Entiat River; then northwest along the Entiat River to Fox Creek; then northeast along Fox Creek to the Fourmile Ridge Trail 1445; then east on the Fourmile Ridge Trail to Trail 1448; then southeast on Trail 1448 to Stormy Mountain and the Slide Ridge Road (USFS Road 8410); then north on the Slide Ridge Road to Twenty-five Mile Creek; then north along Twenty-five Mile Creek to Lake Chelan and the point of beginning. (((See Wenatchee National Forest map)))

GMU 314-MISSION (Kittitas and Chelan counties): Beginning at the Black Pine Creek Horse Camp near the Alpine Lakes Wilderness Boundary and Icicle Creek; then east along Icicle Creek to the Wenatchee River; then south and east along the Wenatchee and Columbia Rivers to the mouth of Colockum Creek; then west along Colockum Creek and the Colockum Pass Road (WDFW Road 10) to the Naneum Ridge Road (WDFW Road 9); then northwest on the Naneum Ridge Road to Wenatchee Mountain; then northwest along the ridge past Mission Peak to the Liberty-Beehive Road (USFS Road 9712); then northwest on the Liberty-Beehive Road to USFS Road 9716; then north on USFS Road 9716 to U.S. Highway 97 at Swank Pass; then northwest on the Kittitas-Chelan County line and Trail 1226 to the Alpine Lakes Wilderness Boundary at Navaho Peak; then north on the Alpine Lakes Wilderness Boundary to Icicle Creek and the point of beginning. (((See Wenatchee National Forest map and Department of Fish and Wildlife Naneum Green Dot map)))

GMU 316-SWAKANE (Chelan County): Beginning at Stevens Pass on U.S. Highway 2; then east on U.S. Highway 2 to Coles Corner and State Highway 207; then north on State Highway 207 to State Highway 209 near Lake Wenatchee; then southeast on State Highway 209 to the Eagle Creek Road (USFS Road 7520); then northeast on Eagle Creek Road to French Corral and USFS Road 5800; then northeast on USFS Road 5800 to the Mad River Road (USFS Road 5700); then southeast on the Mad River Road to Ardenvoir and the Entiat River; then southeast along the Entiat River to the Columbia River; south along the Columbia River to the Wenatchee River; then northwest along the Wenatchee River to Leavenworth and Icicle Creek; then south and northwest along Icicle Creek to the Alpine Lakes Wilderness Boundary; then north on the Alpine Lakes Wilderness Boundary to the Pacific Crest Trail near Josephine Lake; then north on the Pacific Crest Trail to Stevens Pass and the point of beginning. (((See Wenatchee National Forest map)))

GMU 328-NANEUM (Kittitas and Chelan counties): Beginning at Swauk Pass on U.S. Highway 97 and USFS Road 9716; then east on USFS Road 9716 to the Liberty-Beehive Road (USFS 9712); then east on the Liberty-Beehive Road to the west boundary of Section 22 (T21N, R19E); then southeast along the ridge past Mission Peak to Wenatchee Mountain and Naneum Ridge Road (WDFW Road 9); then southeast on the Naneum Ridge Road to the Colockum Pass Road (WDFW Road 10); then south on the Colockum Pass Road to the East Highline Canal; then northwest along the East Highline Canal to the Lower Green Canyon Road; then south on the Lower Green Canyon Road to U.S. Highway 97; then north on U.S. Highway 97 to Swauk Pass and the point of beginning. (((See Wenatchee National Forest map and Department of Fish and Wildlife Naneum Green Dot map)))

GMU 329-QUILOMENE (Kittitas and Chelan counties): Beginning on the Columbia River at the mouth of Colockum Creek; then south along the Columbia River to Davies Canyon; then west along Davies Canyon to Road 14; then south and west on Road 14 to the boundary sign in the northwest quarter of Section 17 (T20N, R22E); then south to the boundary sign on Road 14 along the section lines between Sections 17, 18, 19 and 20; then east on Road 14 to Road 14.14; then east on Road 14.14 and north along the stock fence to the northern point of Cape Horn; then south along the top of the cliff and southeast to Road 14.14; then south on Roads 14.14, 14.17 and 14 to Tekison Creek; then south along Tekison Creek to the Columbia River; then south along the Columbia River to Vantage and Interstate Highway 90; then west on Interstate Highway 90 to the East Highline Canal; then north on the East Highline Canal to the Colockum Pass Road (Road 10); then north on the Colockum Pass Road to Colockum Creek; then northeast along Colockum Creek to the Columbia River and the point of beginning. (((See Department of Fish and Wildlife Naneum Green Dot map)))

GMU 330-WEST BAR (Kittitas County): Beginning on the Columbia River and Davies Canyon; then southeast along the Columbia River to the mouth of the Tekison Creek; then northwest along Tekison Creek to Road 14; then north on Road 14, 14.17, and 14.14 to the top of the Cape Horn Cliffs; then north along the top of the cliff to the north end of Cape Horn; then southwest along the stock fence to Road 14.14; then west on Road 14.14 to Road 14 to the boundary sign between Sections 19 and 20 (T20N, R22S); then north on a line between Sections 19, 20 and 17, 18 to the boundary sign on Road 14 in the northwest quarter of Section 17; then east and north along Road 14 to Davies Canyon; then east along Davies Canyon to the Columbia River and the point of beginning. (((See Department of Fish and Wildlife Naneum Green Dot map)))

GMU 334-ELLENSBURG (Kittitas County): Beginning on U.S. Highway 97 and the Lower Green Canyon Road; then north on the Lower Green Canyon Road to the East Highline Canal; then east and south along the canal past Interstate 90 to the pump station; then south and west along the north branch of the canal to State Highway 821 and the Yakima River; then north along the Yakima River to the Damon Road; then south on Damon Road and Shushuskin Canyon to the South Branch Extension Canal; then west along the canal to the Bradshaw Road; then west along Bradshaw Road to the elk fence; then west and north along the elk fence to Taneum Creek; then east along Taneum Creek to the Yakima River; then northeast along the Yakima River to the Thorp Highway; then east on the Thorp Highway and State Highway 10 to U.S. Highway 97; then north along U.S. Highway 97 to the Lower Green Canyon Road and the point of beginning. (((See Wenatchee National Forest map and the Department of Fish and Wildlife map) (This is a Kittitas County Closure area for highpower rifle hunting of both deer and elk. Contact Kittitas County for more details.)))

GMU 335-TEANAWAY (Kittitas County): Beginning at Snoqualmie Pass on the Pacific Crest Trail; then north on the Pacific Crest Trail to the Alpine Lakes Wilderness Boundary; then east on the Alpine Wilderness Boundary to the Chelan-Kittitas County line; then southeast on the county line and Trail 1226 to Swauk Pass and U.S. Highway 97; then south on U.S. Highway 97 to State Highway 10; then northwest on State Highways 10, 970, 903 to Cle Elum and Interstate 90; then west on Interstate 90 to Snoqualmie Pass and the Pacific Crest Trail and the point of beginning. (((See Wenatchee National Forest map)))

GMU 336-TANEUM (Kittitas County): Beginning at the Pacific Crest Trail and Interstate 90 at Snoqualmie Pass; then east on Interstate 90 to Cle Elum and State Highway 903; then east on State Highways 903, 970 and 10 to the Thorp Highway; then southeast on the Thorp Highway to the Thorp Highway Bridge and the Yakima River; then southwest along the Yakima River (upstream) to Taneum Creek; then west along Taneum Creek to the South Fork Taneum Creek; then west along the South Fork Taneum Creek to Trail 1367; then west on Trail 1367 to Trail 1363; then south on Trail 1363 and south along Peaches Ridge to Trail 1388; then west on Trail 1388 to Blowout Mountain on the Pacific Crest Trail; then north on the Pacific Crest Trail to Snoqualmie Pass and the point of beginning. (((See Wenatchee National Forest map)))

GMU 340-MANASTASH (Kittitas County): Beginning at Quartz Mountain and Peaches Ridge (Trail 1363); then north and east on Trail 1363 to Trail 1367; then southeast on Trail 1367 to the South Fork Taneum Creek; then east along the South Fork Taneum Creek to Taneum Creek; then east along Taneum Creek to the elk fence; then southeast along the elk fence to Bradshaw Road; then east on Bradshaw Road to the South Branch Highline Canal; then southeast along the South Branch Highline Canal to the Wenas-Ellensburg Road (at Shushuskin Canyon); then north on the Wenas-Ellensburg Road to the Damon Road; then north on the Damon Road to the Yakima River; then south along the Yakima River to Umtanum Creek; then west along Umtanum Creek to the Wenas-Ellensburg Road; then west on the Wenas-Ellensburg Road to Ellensburg Pass and the Observatory Road (Section 6, T16N, R17E); then north on the Observatory Road to Manastash Ridge (Section 20, T17N, R17E, W.M.); then northwest along the Manastash Ridge to USFS Trail 694 (T17N, R15E, NW 1/4 of Section 12) near the USFS fence; then northwest on ORV Trail 694 to ORV Trail 688 near Rocky Saddle; then northwest on ORV Trail 688 to USFS Trail 1388; then northwest on Trail 1388 to Quartz Mountain and Peaches Ridge Trail and the point of beginning. (((See Wenatchee National Forest map)))

GMU 342-UMTANUM (Kittitas and Yakima counties): Beginning at Manastash Ridge at the junction of Forest Road 1701; then east along the Manastash Ridge to the Observatory Road in Section 20, T17N, R17E, W.M.; then south on the Observatory Road to the Wenas-Ellensburg Road near Ellensburg Pass (Section 6, T16N, R17E, W.M.); then east on the Wenas-Ellensburg Road to Umtanum Creek; then east along the Umtanum Creek to the Yakima River; then south along the Yakima River to Yakima and U.S. Highway 12; then northwest on U.S. Highway 12 to State Highway 410; then northwest on State Highway 410 to USFS Road 1701; then north on USFS Road 1701 to the point of beginning. (((See Wenatchee National Forest map and Washington State Atlas & Gazetteer)))

GMU 346-LITTLE NACHES (Yakima and Kittitas counties): Beginning at Blowout Mountain and the USFS Road 1388; then east on USFS Road 1388 to USFS ORV Trail 688 to Rocky Saddle; then east on USFS ORV Trail 694 to USFS Road 1701 near the USFS fence (T17N, R15E, NW 1/4 of Section 12); then south on USFS Road 1701 to State Highway 410; then northwest and southwest on State Highway 410 to the Pacific Crest Trail near Chinook Pass; then north on the Pacific Crest Trail to Blowout Mountain and the point of beginning. (((See Wenatchee National Forest map)))

GMU 352-NILE (Yakima County): Beginning on the Bumping Lake Road and State Highway 410; then east and south on State Highway 410 to Nile and USFS Road 1500; then west on USFS Road 1500 to the McDaniel Lake Road (USFS Road 1502); then west on the McDaniel Lake Road to the North Fork and the South Fork of Rattlesnake Creek; then along the North Fork Rattlesnake Creek to the USFS Richmond Mine Trail 973; then north on the Richmond Mine Trail 973 to the Bumping Lake Road; then north on the Bumping Lake Road to State Highway 410 and the point of beginning. (((See Wenatchee National Forest map)))

GMU 356-BUMPING (Yakima County): Beginning on the Pacific Crest Trail and State Highway 410 at Chinook Pass; then northeast on State Highway 410 to the Bumping Lake Road; then southwest on the Bumping Lake Road to the USFS Richmond Mine Trail 973; then southeast on the Richmond Mine Trail 973 to the North Fork Rattlesnake Creek; then southeast along the North Fork Rattlesnake Creek to the McDaniel Lake Road (USFS Road 1502); then southeast on the McDaniel Lake Road to USFS Road 1500; then south on USFS Road 1500 to State Highway 12; then west on Highway 12 to the Pacific Crest Trail at White Pass; then north on the Pacific Crest Trail to Chinook Pass and the point of beginning. (Lands within the boundary of Mt. Rainier National Park along the Pacific Crest Trail are not open to hunting.) (((See Wenatchee National Forest Recreation map)))

GMU 360-BETHEL (Yakima County): Beginning on USFS Road 1500 and Highway 410 at Nile; then southeast on Highway 410 to Highway 12; then southwest on Highway 12 to USFS Road 1500; then north and east on USFS Road 1500 to Nile and the point of beginning. (((See Wenatchee National Forest Recreation map)))

GMU 364-RIMROCK (Yakima County): Beginning on the Pacific Crest Trail and Highway 12 at White Pass; then east on Highway 12 to Windy Point and the Jump Off Road (USFS 1302); then southwest on Jump Off Road to Jump Off Lookout; then south on Divide Ridge Crest to Darland Mountain and to the Darland Mountain Road and the north boundary of the Yakima Indian Reservation; then west on the Yakima Indian Reservation boundary to the Pacific Crest Trail; then north on the Pacific Crest Trail to Highway 12 at White Pass and the point of beginning. (((See Wenatchee National Forest Recreation map)))

GMU 366-RIMROCK-COWICHE (Yakima County): GMUs 364 (Rimrock) and 368 (Cowiche). (((See Wenatchee National Forest Recreation map)))

GMU 368-COWICHE (Yakima County): Beginning on Highway 12 and Jump Off Road near Windy Point; then northeast and southeast on Highway 12 to the Yakima River; then south along the Yakima River to the Yakima Indian Reservation boundary south of Union Gap; then west on the reservation boundary to Darland Mountain; then north on the crest of Divide Ridge to the Jump Off Lookout and the Jump Off Road (USFS Road 1302); then northeast on the Jump Off Road to Highway 12 and the point of beginning. (((See Wenatchee National Forest Recreation map)))

GMU 371 ALKALI (Kittitas and Yakima counties): Beginning one mile south of Thrall and Highway 821 at the Yakima River and the East High Canal; then east and north along the East High Canal to Interstate Highway 90; then east on Interstate Highway 90 to Vantage and the Columbia River; then south along the Columbia River to Priest Rapids Dam and the Yakima Training Center (YTC) boundary; then south and west along the YTC boundary to the main gate at Firing Center Road; then west along Firing Center Road and Harrison Road to the Yakima River; then north along the Yakima River to the East High Canal and the point of beginning. (((See Washington Atlas & Gazetteer)))

GMU 372 KIONA (Benton and Yakima counties): Beginning at Priest Rapids Dam and the Columbia River; then east and south along the Columbia River (Yakima, Grant, Benton, and Walla Walla County line) to the Alderdale Road; then north on the Alderdale Road to the Klickitat-Yakima County line; then west on the county line to the Yakima Indian Reservation boundary; then northeast on the reservation boundary to the Mabton-Sunnyside Road; then north on the Mabton-Sunnyside Road to the Yakima River; then northwest along the Yakima River to Harrison Road; then east along Harrison Road and Firing Center Road to the main gate of the Yakima Training Center (YTC); then south and east along the YTC boundary to Priest Rapids Dam and the Columbia River and the point of beginning. The Hanford Nuclear Reservation is closed to all unauthorized public entry. (((See Washington Atlas & Gazetteer)))

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.010 and 77.12.040. 96-04-027, 232-28-02203, filed 2/1/96, effective 3/3/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040. 95-03-025 (Order 94-136), 232-28-02203, filed 1/10/95, effective 2/10/95; 94-11-033 (Order 641), 232-28-02203, filed 5/10/94, effective 6/10/94.]

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