WSR 97-06-049

PERMANENT RULES

FISH AND WILDLIFE

COMMISSION

(Wildlife)

[Order 97-35--Filed February 27, 1997, 2:57 p.m.]

Date of Adoption: December 7, 1996.

Purpose: To amend WAC 232-28-02202 Game management units (GMUs)--Special game areas--Boundary descriptions--Region two.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 232-28-02202.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.12.040.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 96-21-169 on October 23, 1996.

Changes Other than Editing from Proposed to Adopted Version: The adopted version of WAC 232-28-02202 differs from the proposed version filed with the code reviser in the following specifics:

1. The following exception was added at the end of GMU 272 (Beezley) description: "except Private Lands Wildlife Management Area 201, Wilson Creek."

2. Lines 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 of GMU 278 (Wahluke) were amended as follows: ". . . east on Interstate 90 to Road R SW (Beverly-Burke Road) then south along Road R SW to Road 7 SW (Frenchman Hills Road); then east along Road 7 SW to State Highway 262 (O'Sullivan Dam Road); then east along State Highway 262 ((the Grant-Adams County line; then south and west along the Grant-Adams County line)) to State Highway 17; then ((south)) north on State Highway 17 to Interstate 90; then east on Interstate 90 to the Grant-Adams County line; then south and east on Grant-Adams County line to State Highway 17; then south on State Highway 17 to State Highway 26; . . ."

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 0, amended 1, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.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 Order 95-121, filed 9/1/95, effective 10/2/95)

WAC 232-28-02202 Game management units (GMUs)--Special game areas--Boundary descriptions--Region two.

((GMU 200-TUNK (Okanogan and Ferry counties): Beginning at Tonasket and State Highway 20; then east on State Highway 20 to Republic and State Highway 21; then south on State Highway 21 to the north boundary of the Colville Indian Reservation; then west on the reservation boundary to the Okanogan River; then north along the Okanogan River to Tonasket and the point of beginning. (See Okanogan National Forest Travel Plan)))

GMU 203-PASAYTEN (Okanogan and Whatcom counties): Beginning at the western boundary of the Pasayten Wilderness and the Washington-Canadian border; near Princess Creek; then east along the Canadian border to the eastern boundary of the Pasayten Wilderness near Goodenough Peak; then south on the Pasayten Wilderness Boundary to Trail 341; then west and south on Trail 341 to its junction with Trail 533 and Trail 343; then west on Trail 343 to Trail 342; then southwest on Trail 342 to the Pasayten Wilderness Boundary; then west on the wilderness boundary to the Hidden Lakes Trail 477; then west on Hidden Lakes Trail to Drake Creek; then southwest along Drake Creek to the Lost River Gorge; then southwest along the Lost River Gorge to the Pasayten Wilderness Boundary; then west on the Pasayten Wilderness Boundary to the Robinson Creek Trail 478; then north on the Robinson Creek Trail to the Ferguson Lake Trail; then west to Silver Lake and west to the West Fork of the Pasayten River; then west to Oregon Basin and the western boundary of the Pasayten Wilderness; then north on the wilderness boundary to the Washington-Canadian border near Princess Creek and the point of beginning. (((See Okanogan National Forest Travel Plan)))

GMU ((206-BONAPARTE)) 204-OKANOGAN EAST (Okanogan and Ferry counties): Beginning on the eastern shore of Osoyoos Lake and the Washington-Canadian border; then east on the border to the Kettle River near Ferry customs office; then south along the Kettle River to the mouth of Toroda Creek at Toroda; then west along Toroda Creek to the Toroda Creek Road (County Roads 502 and 9495); then west and south on the Toroda Creek Road to State Highway 20 at Wauconda; then ((west)) east on State Highway 20 to ((the Okanogan River at Tonasket;)) Republic; then south on State Route 21 to the north boundary of the Colville Indian Reservation; then west on the reservation boundary to the Okanogan River; then north along the Okanogan River and the eastern shore of Osoyoos Lake to the point of beginning. (((See Okanogan National Forest Travel Plan)))

GMU 209-WANNACUT (Okanogan County): Beginning at the Canadian border station near Nighthawk on the Washington-Canadian border; then east on the border to the west shore of Lake Osoyoos; then south along the west shore of Lake Osoyoos and the Okanogan River to the bridge at Tonasket and County Road 7 (9400); then south on County Road 7 to the North Pine Creek-Aeneas Lake Road (9437) then southwest on the Pine Creek-Aeneas Lake Road to the Horse Springs Coulee Road (4371); then north on the Horse Springs Coulee Road to the Loomis-Oroville Highway (9425) near Spectacle Lake; then west on the Loomis-Oroville Highway to Loomis; then north on the Loomis-Oroville Highway past Palmer Lake to Nighthawk and the Allemandi Road; then north on the Allemandi Road to the Similkameen Road; then north on the Similkameen Road to the border station on the Washington-Canadian border and the point of beginning. (((See Okanogan National Forest Travel Plan)))

GMU 215-SINLAHEKIN (Okanogan County): Beginning at the eastern boundary of the Pasayten Wilderness and the Washington-Canadian border; then east on the border to the border station near Nighthawk and the Similkameen Road; then southeast on the Similkameen Road to the Allemandi Road; then south on the Allemandi Road to Nighthawk and the Loomis-Oroville Road (USFS Road 9425); then south on the Loomis-Oroville Road through Loomis to the Horse Springs Coulee Road (USFS Road 4371) near Spectacle Lake; then south on the Horse Springs Coulee Road to the Aeneas Lake-Pine Creek Road (USFS Road 9400); then northeast on the Aeneas Lake-Pine Creek Road to the Okanogan River; then south along the Okanogan River to the town of Riverside and U.S. Highway 97; then north on U.S. Highway 97 to the South Pine Creek-Fish Lake Road (USFS Road 9410); then west on the South Pine Creek-Fish Lake Road along the south shore of Fish Lake to the Conconully-Sinlahekin Road (USFS Road 4015); then southwest on the Conconully-Sinlahekin Road along the north shore of Conconully Lake to Conconully and the Salmon Creek North Fork Road (USFS Roads 2361, 38, and 2820); then north on the Salmon Creek North Fork Road over Lone Frank Pass to USFS Road 39; then north on USFS Road 39 to Long Swamp and the Middle Fork Toats Coulee Road; then east on the Middle Fork Toats Coulee Road (USFS Road 39) to Iron Gate Road (USFS Road 500); then northwest on Iron Gate Road to its end; then north and east on Trails 533 and 341 to the eastern boundary of the Pasayten Wilderness; then north on the wilderness boundary to the Washington-Canadian border and the point of beginning. (((See Okanogan National Forest Travel Plan)))

GMU 218-CHEWUCH (Okanogan County): Beginning at Oregon Basin and Jim Pass on the Pacific Crest Trail; then east to Silver Lake; then east to the Ferguson Lake Trail and the Middle Fork Trail 478; then south on the Trail 478 to the Pasayten Wilderness Boundary; then east on the wilderness boundary to Lost River; then northeast along Lost River and Drake Creek to Hidden Lake Trail 477; then east on the Hidden Lake Trail 477 to the Pasayten Wilderness Boundary at Eightmile Pass; then northeast on the wilderness boundary to Trail 342 near Hicky Hump; then north on Trail 342 to Trail 343 at Two Bear camp; then east on Trail 343 to the Iron Gate Road (USFS Road 500); then south on the Iron Gate Road to the Middle Fork Toats Coulee Creek (USFS Road 39); then west and south on the Middle Fork Toats Coulee Creek Road past Long Swamp to the Boulder Creek Road (USFS Road 37); then southwest on Boulder Creek Road to the East Chewuch River Road (USFS Road 9137); then south on the East Chewuch River Road to Winthrop and State Highway 20; then northwest on State Highway 20 to the Pacific Crest Trail crossing on Highway 20; then north on the Pacific Crest Trail to Jim Pass and the point of beginning. (((See Okanogan National Forest Travel Plan)))

GMU 224-PEARRYGIN (Okanogan County): Beginning at the North Fork Boulder Creek Road (USFS Road 39) and USFS Road 3820; then south on Road 3820 through Lone Frank Pass to the North Fork Salmon Creek Road (USFS Road 38); then southeast on the North Fork Salmon Creek Road to the County Road 2361; then southeast on County Road 2361 to County Road 2017 at Conconully; then southwest on County Road 2017 to the North Summit Road (USFS Road 42); then southwest on the North Summit Road to State Highway 20 at Loup Loup Summit; then west on State Highway 20 through Twisp to the East Chewuch River Road at Winthrop; then north on the East Chewuch River Road to the Boulder Creek Road (USFS Road 37); then northeast on the Boulder Creek Road to the Middle Fork Boulder Creek Road (USFS Road 39); then northeast on the Middle Fork Boulder Creek Road to USFS Road 3820 and the point of beginning. (((See Okanogan National Forest Travel Plan)))

GMU 231-GARDNER (Okanogan County): Beginning where the Pacific Crest Trail crosses State Highway 20; then south and east on State Highway 20; south through the Methow Valley, south through Winthrop to the Twisp River Road at Twisp; then west on the Twisp River Road to North Fork Twisp River Trail 432; then north on Trail 432 to Trail 426; then north and west on Trail 426 to the Pacific Crest Trail; then north on the Pacific Crest Trail to State Highway 20 and the point of beginning. (((See Okanogan National Forest Travel Plan)))

GMU 233-POGUE (Okanogan County): Beginning at the town of Conconully; then north on the Sinlahekin Road (USFS Road 4015) to the Fish Lake Road; then east on the Fish Lake Road along the south end of Fish Lake to the South Pine Creek Road (USFS Road 9410); then east on the South Pine Creek Road to U.S. Highway 97; then south on U.S. Highway 97 to the town of Riverside and the Okanogan River; then south along the Okanogan River through Omak to the town of Okanogan and State Highway 20; then west on State Highway 20 near Loup Loup Summit and the North Summit Road (USFS Road 42); then north on the North Summit Road to County Road 2017; then north on County Road 2017 to Conconully and the point of beginning. (((See Okanogan National Forest Travel Plan)))

GMU 239-CHILIWIST (Okanogan County): Beginning at the intersection of State Highway 153 and State Highway 20 south of the town of Twisp; then east on State Highway 20 past Loup Loup Summit to the town of Okanogan and the Okanogan River; then south along the Okanogan River to the Columbia River and the Okanogan County south boundary; then west along the Columbia River to Pateros and State Highway 153; then north on State Highway 153 to State Highway 20 and the point of beginning. (((See Okanogan National Forest Travel Plan)))

GMU 242-ALTA (Okanogan County): Beginning at the junction of the Pacific Crest Trail and Trail 426; then east and south along Trail 426 to Trail 432; then east on Trail 432 to Roads End Campground and the Twisp River Road (County Road 9114 and USFS Road 4440); then east on the Twisp River Road to Twisp and State Highway 153; then south on State Highway 153 to Pateros and the Columbia River; then south along Lake Pateros to Wells Dam and U.S. Highway 97; then south on U.S. Highway 97 to Apple Acres Road (USFS Road 8140); then west on Apple Acres Road to Antoine Creek Road (USFS Road 8140); then northwest on the Antoine Creek Road to USFS Road 8020; then north on the USFS Road 8020 to its junction with the South Navarre Road and the South Fork Gold Creek Road (USFS Road 8200 and 4330); then north on the South Fork Gold Creek Road to the Okanogan-Chelan County line; then northwest on the Okanogan-Chelan County line to the intersection of Trail 426 and the point of beginning. (((See Okanogan National Forest Travel Plan)))

GMU 248-BIG BEND (Douglas and Grant counties): Beginning on State Highway 17 at the Chalk Hills Road (Road K N.E.); then north on the Chalk Hills Road (K & L N.E.) for 4 miles to the east line of Range 26 East; then north on the east line of Range 26 to the Columbia River; then east along the Columbia River to Grand Coulee Dam and the Feeder Canal; then southwest along the Feeder Canal to Banks Lake; then south along the west shore of Banks Lake to a point due east from Mold Road (Road 9 N.E.); then west from that point on Mold Road through Mold to State Highway 17; then north along State Highway 17 to Sim's Corner and State Highway 172; then west on State Highway 172 through Mansfield to Mathieson Road (Road B N.E.); then north on the Mathieson Road and the West Foster Creek Road (Bridgeport Hill Road) to State Highway 17; then east on State Highway 17 to the Chalk Hills Road (Road K N.E.) and the point of beginning. (((See Washington Atlas & Gazetteer)))

GMU 254-SAINT ANDREWS (Douglas and Grant counties): Beginning at Mansfield on State Highway 172; then east on State Highway 172 to Sim's Corner and State Highway 17; then south on State Highway 17 to Buckeye Road (Road 9 N.E.); then east on the Buckeye Road to Mold and the Mold Road; then east on the Mold Road and continuing due east to the west shore of Banks Lake; then south along the west shore of Banks Lake to U.S. Highway 2; then west on U.S. Highway 2 to Farmer and State Highway 172; then north and east on State Highway 172 to Mansfield and the point of beginning. (((See Washington Atlas & Gazetteer)))

GMU 260-FOSTER CREEK (Douglas County): Beginning at Brewster and the Douglas-Okanogan County line; then east on the county line (Columbia River) past Bridgeport to the east line of Range 26 East; then south on the east line of Range 26 East to Road L N.E.; then south on Road L N.E. to the Chalk Hills Road (K & L N.E.); then southwest on the Chalk Hills Road to State Highway 17; then west on State Highway 17 to the Bridgeport Hill Road; then south on the Bridgeport Hill Road to the Dyer Hill Road; then north on the Dyer Hill Road to Dyer and the Bonita Flat Road; then west on the Bonita Flat Road to the Columbia River (opposite the Okanogan-Chelan County line); then north along the river to Brewster and the point of beginning. (((See Washington Atlas & Gazetteer)))

GMU 262-WITHROW (Douglas County): Beginning at Dyer and the Dyer Hill Road; then south on the Dyer Hill Road to the Bridgeport Hill Road; then south 3/4 mile on the Bridgeport Hill Road to Road 18 N.E.; then east on Road 18 N.E. to the Mathieson Road (B N.E.); then south on the Mathieson Road to State Highway 172; then west and south on State Highway 172 to Farmer and U.S. Highway 2; then west on U.S. Highway 2 through Waterville to Orondo and the Douglas-Chelan County line; then north on the county line (Columbia River) past the Wells Dam to the Bonita Flat Road (opposite the Okanogan-Chelan County line); then east on the Bonita Flat Road to Dyer and the point of beginning. (((See Washington Atlas & Gazetteer)))

GMU 266-BADGER (Douglas County): Beginning at Orondo and U.S. Highway 2; then east on U.S. Highway 2 through Waterville and Douglas to the Westerman Road (K S.W.); then south on the Westerman Road to Alston and the Alston Road; then west on the Alston Road to the Titchenal Canyon Road; then southwest on the Titchenal Canyon Road to the Sheehan Road; then south on the Sheehan Road to the Rock Island Grade Road; then southwest on the Rock Island Grade Road to the Rock Island Dam and the Douglas-Chelan County line (Columbia River); then north on the county line through Wenatchee to Orondo and the point of beginning, (includes Turtle Rock Island). (((See Washington Atlas & Gazetteer)))

GMU 269-MOSES COULEE (Douglas and Grant counties): Beginning on U.S. Highway 2 and the Westerman Road (K S.W.); then east on U.S. Highway 2 to the Moses Coulee Road; then south on the Moses Coulee Road to the Grant-Douglas County line and the Sagebrush Flat Road; then south on the Sagebrush Flat Road to J N.W. Road; then south on J N.W. to 20 N.W. Road; then west on 20 N.W. Road to the Overen Road; then southwest on the Overen Road to the Baird Springs Road; then southwest on the Baird Springs Road across State Highway 28 to the Crescent Bar Road; then south along the Crescent Bar Road to the Douglas-Kittitas County line (Columbia River); then north on the county line to the Rock Island Dam and the Rock Island Grade Road; then north on Rock Island Grade Road to the Sheehan Road; then north on the Sheehan Road to the Titchenal Canyon Road; then north on the Titchenal Road Canyon Road to the Alston Road; then east on the Alston Road through Alston to the Westerman Road (K S.W.); then north on the Westerman Road to U.S. Highway 2 and the point of beginning. (((See Washington Atlas & Gazetteer)))

GMU 272-BEEZLEY (Grant and Douglas counties): Beginning at the junction of Grant, Lincoln and Okanogan County lines near the town of Grand Coulee; then south on the Grant County line to Interstate 90; then west on Interstate 90 to the Grant-Kittitas County line (Columbia River); then north on the county line to the Crescent Bar Road; then northeast on the Crescent Bar Road to the Baird Springs Road near Trinidad; then northeast on the Baird Springs Road across State Highway 28 to the Overen Road; then northeast on the Overen Road to the 20 N.W. Road; then east on the 20 N.W. Road to the J N.W. Road; then north on the J N.W. Road to the Sagebrush Flats Road; then north on the Sagebrush Flats Road to the Grant-Douglas County line and the Moses Coulee Road; then north on the Moses Coulee Road to U.S. Highway 2; then east on U.S. Highway 2 to the west shore of Banks Lake; then north along the west shore of Banks Lake to the feeder canal and to Grand Coulee Dam; then up river to the Grant-Lincoln County line and the point of beginning, except Private Lands Wildlife Management Area 201, Wilson Creek. (((See Washington Atlas & Gazetteer)))

GMU 278-WAHLUKE (Grant and Adams counties): Beginning at the Vantage Bridge on Interstate 90 and the Grant-Kittitas County line (Columbia River); then northeast and east on Interstate 90 to ((the Grant-Adams County line; then south and west along the Grant-Adams County line)) Road R SW (Beverly-Burke Road) then south along Road R SW to Road 7 SW (Frenchman Hills Road); then east along Road 7 SW to State Highway 262 (O'Sullivan Dam Road); then east along State Highway 262 to State Highway 17; then ((south)) north on State Highway 17 to Interstate 90; then east on Interstate 90 to the Grant-Adams County line; then south and east on Grant-Adams County line to State Highway 17; then south on State Highway 17 to State Highway 26; then west on State Highway 26 to State Highway 24; then south and west on State Highway 24 to the Vernita Bridge and the Columbia River (Grant County line); then west and north along the Columbia River to the Vantage Bridge on Interstate 90 and the point of beginning. (((See Washington Atlas & Gazetteer)))

GMU 281-RINGOLD (Franklin, Adams and Grant counties): Beginning at the Vernita Bridge on the west shore of the Columbia River and State Highway 24; then north and east on State Highway 24 to State Highway 26 at Othello; then east on State Highway 26 to State Highway 17; then south on State Highway 17 to U.S. Highway 395; then south on U.S. Highway 395 through Pasco and the west shore of the Columbia River (Franklin-Benton County line); then north along the Columbia River (including all islands) to the Vernita Bridge and the point of beginning. The Hanford Nuclear Site and the Saddle Mountain National Wildlife Refuge are closed to unauthorized public entry. (((See Washington Atlas & Gazetteer)))

GMU 284-KAHLOTUS (Adams and Franklin counties): Beginning on State Highway 17 and the Adams-Grant County line (12 S.E. Road); then east on the county line (12 S.E. Road) and north (X S.E. Road); then east on the Adams-Lincoln County line (Davis Road) to the Whitman County line; then south on the Adams-Whitman County line (Palouse River); then south on the Franklin-Whitman County line (Palouse River) to the Franklin-Columbia-Walla Walla County line (Snake River); then west on the Franklin-Walla Walla County line (Snake River) to the Walla Walla-Benton County line (Columbia River); then northwest on the county line to the U.S. Highway 395 bridge between Pasco and Kennewick; then north on U.S. Highway 395 to State Highway 17; then north on State Highway 17 to the Adams-Grant County line (12 S.E. Road) and the point of beginning. (((See Washington Atlas & Gazetteer)))

GMU 290-Desert (Grant County): Beginning at the town of George on Interstate 90; then east along Interstate 90 to State Highway 17; then south along State Highway 17 to State Highway 262 (O'Sullivan Dam Road); then west along State Highway 262 to Road 7 SW (Frenchman Hills Road); then west along Road 7 SW to Road R SW (Beverly-Burke Road); then north along Road R SW to Interstate 90; then east along Interstate 90 to the point of beginning.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040. 95-18-067 (Order 95-121), 232-28-02202, filed 9/1/95, effective 10/2/95; 95-03-024 (Order 94-135), 232-28-02202, filed 1/10/95, effective 2/10/95; 94-11-032 (Order 640), 232-28-02202, filed 5/10/94, effective 6/10/94.]

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