WSR 97-06-050

PERMANENT RULES

FISH AND WILDLIFE

COMMISSION

(Wildlife)

[Order 97-34--Filed February 27, 1997, 3:00 p.m.]

Date of Adoption: December 7, 1996.

Purpose: To amend WAC 232-28-02201 Game management units (GMUs)--Special game areas--Boundary descriptions--Region one.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 232-28-02201.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.12.040.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 96-21-168 on October 23, 1996.

Changes Other than Editing from Proposed to Adopted Version: The adopted version of WAC 232-28-02201 differs from the proposed version filed with the code reviser in the following specifics:

1. In GMU 109 (Threeforks) the first part of the description was amended as follows: "Beginning at Colville, then northwest on Highway 395 and State Highway 20 to the bridge . . ."

2. In GMU 154 (Blue Creek) a connecting road between Walla Walla and Waitsburg was omitted. The boundary was corrected as follows: . . .; then north on State Highway 125 to Walla Walla; then northeast on Highway 12 to Waitsburg and the point of beginning.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 0, amended 1, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.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 639, filed 5/10/94, effective 6/10/94)

WAC 232-28-02201 Game management units (GMUs)--Special game areas--Boundary descriptions--Region one.

GMU ((100-CURLEW)) 101-SHERMAN (Ferry and Okanogan counties): Beginning at the Kettle River, Kipuna Road and the Canadian border near the Customs Office; then east on the border to the Kettle River near ((Danville; then south along the Kettle River to Curlew; then northeast on the Deer Creek-Boulder Creek Road to the Kettle Crest Trail 13; then south on Kettle Crest Trail 13 to USFS Road 250; then south on USFS Road 250 to the northern boundary of the Colville Indian Reservation in southeast 1/4 of Section 32; then west on the reservation boundary to Highway 21; then north on Highway 21 to Republic and Highway 20; then northwest on Highway 20 to Wauconda and the Toroda Creek Road; then northeast on the Toroda Creek Road to Toroda, and the mouth of Toroda Creek on the Kettle River; then north on the Kettle River and the point of beginning. (See Colville National Forest map)

GMU 103-BOULDER (Ferry County): Beginning at the Kettle River and the Canadian border near Danville; then east on the border to the Kettle River near)) Laurier; then south along the Kettle River and the Ferry County line to the mouth of the Kettle River and Lake Roosevelt; then south on the Ferry County line in Lake Roosevelt to the northern boundary of the Colville Indian Reservation; then west on the reservation boundary to ((USFS Road 250 in southeast 1/4 of Section 32; then north on Road 250 to the Kettle Crest Trail #13; then north on Trail #13 to the Deer Creek-Boulder Creek Road; then north on the Deer Creek-Boulder Creek Road to the Kettle River at Curlew; then north along the Kettle River to the Canadian border near Danville and the point of beginning. (See Colville National Forest map))) State Highway 21; then north on Highway 21 to Republic and Highway 20; then northeast on Highway 20 to Wauconda and the Toroda Creek Road; then northeast on the Toroda Creek Road to Toroda and the mouth of Toroda Creek on the Kettle River; then north on the Kettle River to the Canadian border and point of beginning.

GMU 105-KELLYHILL (Stevens County): Beginning at the Kettle River and the Canadian border near Laurier; then east on the border to Lake Roosevelt (Columbia River); then south along Lake Roosevelt to the mouth of the Kettle River; then north along the Kettle River and the Ferry County line to the Canadian border near Laurier and the point of beginning. (((See Colville National Forest map)))

GMU ((108-DOUGLAS)) 109-THREEFORKS (Stevens ((County)) and Pend Oreille counties): Beginning at ((the bridge over Lake Roosevelt near Northport; then through the town of Northport to the Colville-Aladdin-Northport Road; then east and south on the Colville-Aladdin-Northport Road to Colville and State Highway 20; then west on State Highway 20 and U.S. Highway 395 past Kettle Falls)) Colville, then northwest on Highway 395 and State Highway 20 to the bridge over Lake Roosevelt; then north up Lake Roosevelt ((()) and the Columbia River(())) to the ((bridge over Lake Roosevelt near Northport and the point of beginning. (See Washington Atlas & Gazetteer)

GMU 111-ALADDIN (Stevens and Pend Oreille counties): Beginning on Lake Roosevelt at the Canadian border; then east on the border to the Pend Oreille River)) Canadian border; then east along the Canadian border to the Pend Oreille River; then south along the Pend Oreille River near Tiger; then west and south on State Highway 20 to Colville((; then north on the Colville-Aladdin-Northport Road to Northport; then north on State Highway 25 to the bridge over Lake Roosevelt; then north up Lake Roosevelt to the Canadian border)) and the point of beginning. (((See Washington Atlas & Gazetteer)))

GMU 113-SELKIRK (Pend Oreille County): Beginning on the Pend Oreille River at the Canadian border; east on the border to the Idaho State line; then south on the Idaho-Washington State line to the Pend Oreille River near Newport; then northwest along the Pend Oreille River to the Canadian border and the point of beginning. (((See Washington Atlas & Gazetteer or Colville National Forest maps)))

GMU ((118-CHEWELAH)) 117-49 Degrees North (Stevens and Pend Oreille counties): Beginning at Colville and State Highway 20; then east on State Highway 20 to the Pend Oreille River near Tiger; then south along the Pend Oreille River to ((the bridge over the river at Usk; then west on the McKenzie Road to the West Side Calispell Road and the Flowery Trail Road; then west on the Flowery Trail Road to Chewelah and U.S. Highway 395 to Colville and the point of beginning. (See Washington Atlas & Gazetteer)

GMU 119-BOYER (Stevens and Pend Oreille counties): Beginning at Chewelah and the Flowery Trail Road; then east on the Flowery Trail Road and the West Side Calispell Road; then east on the McKenzie Road to Usk and the Pend Oreille River; then south along the Pend Oreille River to)) the Idaho State line; then south along the state line to U.S. Highway 2 in Newport; then southwest on U.S. Highway 2 to the Deer Park-Milan Road; then west on the Deer Park-Milan Road to Deer Park and U.S. Highway 395; then northwest on U.S. Highway 395 to Loon Lake and State Highway 292; then west on State Highway 292 to Springdale and State Highway 231; then north on State Highway 231 through Valley to U.S. Highway 395; then north on U.S. Highway 395 to ((Chewelah)) Coleville and the point of beginning. (((See Washington Atlas & Gazetteer)))

GMU 121-HUCKLEBERRY (Stevens County): Beginning at the bridge over Lake Roosevelt near Kettle Falls on U.S. Highway 395; then south on U.S. Highway 395 through Colville and Chewelah to State Highway 231; then south on State Highway 231 to the northeast corner of the Spokane Indian Reservation; then west on the north boundary of the reservation to Lake Roosevelt and the Stevens County line; then north along Lake Roosevelt (on the Stevens County line) to the bridge over Lake Roosevelt near Kettle Falls and the point of beginning. (((See Washington Atlas & Gazetteer)))

GMU 124-MOUNT SPOKANE (Spokane, Stevens and Pend Oreille counties): Beginning at Springdale on State Highway 292; then east on State Highway 292 to Loon Lake and U.S. Highway 395; then south on U.S. Highway 395 to Deer Park; then east on the Deer Park-Milan Road to U.S. Highway 2; then north on U.S. Highway 2 to Newport and the Idaho-Washington State line; then south on the state line to the Spokane River; then west along the Spokane River to the Spokane Indian Reservation; then north on the east boundary of the Indian reservation (Chamokane Creek) to State Highway 231; then north on State Highway 231 to Springdale and the point of beginning. (((See Washington Atlas & Gazetteer)))

GMU 127-MICA PEAK (Spokane County): Beginning at Spokane and following the Spokane River east to the Idaho-Washington border; then south on the border to the Spokane-Whitman County line (Whitman Road); then west on the county line to U.S. Highway 195; then north on U.S. Highway 195 to Spokane and the point of beginning. (((See Washington Atlas & Gazetteer)))

GMU 130-CHENEY (Spokane and Lincoln counties): Beginning on the Spokane-Lincoln County line at the Spokane River and State Highway 231; then east along the Spokane River to Spokane and U.S. Highway 195; then south on U.S. Highway 195 to the Spokane-Whitman County line; then west on the north boundary of Whitman and Adams counties to U.S. Highway 395; then northeast along U.S. Highway 395 to Sprague and State Highway 231; then north on State Highway 231 to U.S. Highway 2; then east on U.S. Highway 2 to Reardan and State Highway 231; then north along State Highway 231 to the Spokane River and the point of beginning. (((See Washington Atlas & Gazetteer)))

GMU 133-ROOSEVELT (Lincoln County): Beginning at Coulee Dam; then east along Lake Roosevelt and the Lincoln County line to State Highway 231; then south on State Highway 231 to Reardan and U.S. Highway 2; then west on U.S. Highway 2 to Wilbur and State Highway 174; then northwest on State Highway 174 to Coulee Dam and the point of beginning. (((See Washington Atlas & Gazetteer)))

GMU 136-HARRINGTON (Lincoln County): Beginning at the town of Grand Coulee; then southeast on State Highway 174 to U.S. Highway 2 at Wilbur; then east on U.S. Highway 2 to U.S. Highway 231; then south on Highway 231 to U.S. Highway 395 at Sprague; then southwest on U.S. Highway 395 to the Adams County line at Sprague Lake; then west on the Lincoln-Adams County line (Davis Road) to the Grant County line; then north on the Lincoln-Grant County line (X NE,W.7 NE Roads) to the town of Grand Coulee and the point of beginning. (((See Washington Atlas & Gazetteer)))

GMU 139-STEPTOE (Whitman County): Beginning at the northwest corner of Whitman County near Fourth of July Lake; then east on the north Whitman County line to the Washington-Idaho border; then south on the Washington-Idaho border to State Highway 270 near Moscow, Idaho; then west on State Highway 270 through Pullman to U.S. Highway 195; then northwest on U.S. Highway 195 to Colfax; then southwest on State Highway 26 to the Palouse River and the west Whitman County line; then north on the Whitman-Adams County line to the north Whitman County line and the point of beginning. (((See Washington Atlas & Gazetteer)))

GMU 142-ALMOTA (Whitman County): Beginning at Colfax and U.S. Highway 195; then southeast on U.S. Highway 195 to State Highway 270; then east on State Highway 270 through Pullman to the Washington-Idaho State border near Moscow Idaho; then south along the state line to the Snake River (Whitman County line) near Clarkston; then west along the Snake River (Whitman County line) to the mouth of the Palouse River (Whitman County line); then north on the Whitman County line to State Highway 26 (Washtucna-LaCrosse Highway); then east on State Highway 26 to Colfax and the point of beginning. (((See Washington Atlas & Gazetteer)))

GMU 145-MAYVIEW (Garfield and Asotin counties): Beginning at the mouth of Deadman Creek on the Snake River (Garfield County line) at Central Ferry; then east along the Snake River to the mouth of Alpowa Creek and U.S. Highway 12; then west on U.S. Highway 12 to State Highway 127; then north on State Highway 127 (Central Ferry Highway) to the Snake River and the point of beginning. (((See Washington Atlas & Gazetteer)

GMU 148-STARBUCK (Walla Walla, Columbia and Garfield counties): Beginning at Ayer on the Snake River; then east along the Snake River to Central Ferry; then south on State Highway 127 (Central Ferry Highway) to Dodge Junction; then southwest on U.S. Highway 12 through Dayton to the town of Waitsburg and the Touchet River; then west along the Touchet River to the Ayers Road at Harsha; then north on the Ayers Road to the Snake River at Ayer and the point of beginning. (See Washington Atlas & Gazetteer)))

GMU ((151-EUREKA (Walla Walla County))) 149-PRESCOTT (Walla Walla, Columbia, and Garfield counties: Beginning on the Columbia River at the mouth of the Snake River (Walla Walla County line); then northeast and east along the Snake River to ((Ayer; then south along the Ayer Road to the Touchet River at Harsha; then east up the Touchet River to Waitsburg and U.S. Highway 12;)) Central Ferry; then south on State Highway 127 (Central Ferry Highway) to Dodge Junction; then southwest on U.S. Highway 12 through Dayton and Waitsburg; then southwest on Highway 12 to Walla Walla and State Highway 125; then south on State Highway 125 to the Washington-Oregon State line; then west on the state line to the Columbia River (Walla Walla County line); then north along the Columbia River to the mouth of the Snake River and the point of beginning. (((See Washington Atlas & Gazetteer)))

GMU 154-BLUE CREEK (Walla Walla and Columbia counties): Beginning at Waitsburg on U.S. Highway 12; then northeast on U.S. Highway 12 to the Payne Hollow Road at Long Station; then south on the Payne Hollow Road-Jasper Mountain-Mt. Pleasant Road to the Lewis Peak Road; then south on the Lewis Peak Road to its termination at the Mill Creek Watershed Intake Trail (3211); then southwest on the trail to the Washington-Oregon State line; then west on the state line to State Highway 125; then north on State Highway 125 to Walla Walla; then northeast on Highway 12 to Waitsburg and the point of beginning. (((See Washington Atlas & Gazetteer)))

GMU 157-MILL CREEK WATERSHED (Walla Walla and Columbia counties): Beginning at the Mill Creek Watershed Intake Trail (3211) on the Washington-Oregon State line; then northeast on the Intake Trail (3211) to the Skyline Drive Road (USFS Road 64); then south on the Skyline Drive Road to the Washington-Oregon State line; then west on the state line to the Mill Creek Watershed Intake Trail (3211) and the point of beginning. (((See Umatilla National Forest map)

GMU 160-TOUCHET (Walla Walla and Columbia counties): Beginning at Dayton and the North Touchet River Road (USFS Road 64); then southeast on the North Touchet River Road to the Skyline Drive Road at Manila Springs; then southwest on the Skyline Drive Road to the Mill Creek Watershed Intake Trail (3211); then west on the Intake Trail to the Lewis Peak Trail; then north on the Lewis Peak Trail to the Mt. Pleasant Road; then north on the Mt. Pleasant Road to the Jasper Mountain Road; then north on the Jasper Mountain-Payne Hollow Road to U.S. Highway 12 at Long Station; then northeast on U.S. Highway 12 to Dayton and the point of beginning. (See Washington Atlas & Gazetteer and Umatilla National Forest map)))

GMU ((161-ECKLER (Columbia County))) 162-DAYTON (Walla Walla and Columbia counties): Beginning at Dayton and the Patit Creek Road; then east on the Patit Creek Road to the Hartsock-Maloney Mountain Road; then south and west on the Maloney Mountain Road (USFS Road 4625) to the Skyline Drive Road (USFS Road 46); then south on the Skyline Drive Road to the ((North Touchet River Road and Manila Springs; then north on the North Touchet River Road (USFS Road 64) to Dayton and U.S. Highway 12; then northeast along U.S. Highway 12 to the Patit Creek Road in Dayton and the point of beginning. (See Washington Atlas & Gazetteer and the Umatilla National Forest map))) Mill Creek Watershed Intake Trail (3211); then west on the Intake Trail to the Lewis Peak Trail; then north on the Lewis Peak Trail to the Mt. Pleasant Road; then north on the Mt. Pleasant Road to the Jasper Mountain Road; then north on the Jasper Mountain-Payne Hollow Road to U.S. Highway 12 at Long Station; then northeast on U.S. Highway 12 to Dayton and the point of beginning.

GMU 163-MARENGO (Columbia and Garfield counties): Beginning at Dayton and U.S. Highway 12; then north on U.S. Highway 12 to the Linville Gulch Road at Zumwalt; then south on the Linville Gulch Road to the Blind Grade Road; then southwest on the Blind Grade Road to the Tucannon Road; then north on the Tucannon Road to the Hartsock Grade Road; then south on the Hartsock Grade Road to the Patit Road; then west on the main Patit Road to Dayton and the point of beginning. (((See Washington Atlas & Gazetteer)))

GMU 166-TUCANNON (Columbia and Garfield counties): Beginning at the intersection of the Hartsock Grade Road and the Tucannon River Road; then southeast on the Tucannon River Road to the elk drift fence; then southeast along the elk drift fence and the U.S. Forest Boundary to the Mountain Road (USFS Road 40); then south on the Mountain Road to the Diamond Peak Road (USFS Road 4030); then west on the Diamond Peak Road past Diamond Peak to the Diamond Peak-Oregon Butte-Bullfrog Springs-Teepee Trail; then west along the trail to Teepee Camp and the Teepee Road (USFS Road 4608); then west on the Teepee Road to the Skyline Drive Road (USFS Road 46); then north on the Skyline Drive Road to the Maloney Mountain Road (USFS Road 4625); then north on the Maloney Mountain Road to the Hartsock Grade Road; then north on the Hartsock Grade Road to the point of beginning at the Tucannon River Road. (((See Washington Atlas & Gazetteer and the Umatilla National Forest map)))

GMU 169-WENAHA (Columbia, Garfield and Asotin counties): Beginning on the Washington-Oregon State line at the Skyline Drive Road; then north on the Skyline Drive Road to Godman Springs and the Teepee Road (USFS Road 4608); then east on the Teepee Road to Teepee Camp; then east on the Teepee-Oregon Butte-Bullfrog Springs-Diamond Peak Trail to Diamond Peak; then east on the Diamond Peak Road (USFS Road 4030) to the Mountain Road (USFS Road 40); then south along the Mountain Road to the South Boundary Road (USFS Road 4039); then west along the South Boundary Road to the Three Forks Trail (USFS Road 3133); then northwest on the trail to Crooked Creek; then south along Crooked Creek to the Washington-Oregon State line; then due west on the state line to the Skyline Road and the point of beginning. (((See Umatilla National Forest map)))

GMU 172-MOUNTAIN VIEW (Garfield and Asotin counties): Beginning on the Washington-Oregon State line at Crooked Creek; then north along Crooked Creek to Three Forks Trail (3133); then southeast on the trail to the South Boundary Road (USFS Road 4039) then northeast on the South Boundary Road to the Mountain Road (USFS Road 40); then north on the Mountain Road to Misery Springs and the Mt. Misery-Big Butte Road (USFS Roads 44, 43, 4304); then east on the Mt. Misery-Big Butte Road to the West Mountain Road (1290); then northeast on the West Mountain Road to the Bennett Ridge Road-Mill Road; then north and east on the Bennett Ridge Road-Mill Road to Anatone and State Highway 129; then southwest on State Highway 129 to the Washington-Oregon State line; then due west on the state line to Crooked Creek and the point of beginning. (((See Washington Atlas & Gazetteer)))

GMU 175-LICK CREEK (Garfield and Asotin counties): Beginning at the intersection of the Mountain Road (USFS 40) and the elk drift fence; then east along the elk drift fence to its end at the east section line of Section 2, T9N, R43E; then due south along said section line to Charley Creek, and east along Charley Creek to Asotin Creek; then south along Asotin Creek to the South Fork Asotin Creek Road; then south along South Fork of Asotin Creek Road to Campbell Grade Road; then east on the Campbell Grade Road to the Cloverland Road; then south on Cloverland Road to its junction with the U.S. Forest Boundary fence; then east and south on the U.S. Forest Boundary fence past Big Butte to the Big Butte-Mt. Misery Road (USFS 4304, 43, 44) then west on the Big Butte-Mt. Misery Road to the Mountain Road (USFS 40); then northwest on the Mountain Road to the National Forest Boundary, and the point of beginning. (((See Washington Atlas & Gazetteer)))

GMU 178-PEOLA (Garfield and Asotin counties): Beginning at Zumwalt on U.S. Highway 12; then east on U.S. Highway 12 to the mouth of Alpowa Creek on the Snake River; then east and south along the Snake River to the mouth of Asotin Creek; then west along Asotin Creek to Charley Creek; then west along Charley Creek to the unit boundary marker at the east section line of Section 2, T9N, R43E; then north on said section line to the end of the elk drift fence; then west along the elk drift fence to the Tucannon River Road; then north on the Tucannon River Road to Blind Grade; then up Blind Grade to the Linville Gulch Road; then north on the Linville Gulch Road to Highway 12 at Zumwalt and the point of beginning. (((See Washington Atlas & Gazetteer)))

GMU 181-COUSE (Asotin County): Beginning at Asotin and the mouth of Asotin Creek on the Snake River; then south along the Snake River (Washington-Idaho State line) to the Grande Ronde River; then west along the Grande Ronde River to State Highway 129; then northwest on State Highway 129 to Anatone; then west and south on the Mill Road-Bennett Ridge Road-West Mountain Road (1290) to the National Forest Boundary at Big Butte; then north along the U.S. Forest Boundary fence to the Cloverland Road; then northeast on the Cloverland Road to the Campbell Grade Road; then west on the Campbell Grade Road to the South Fork Asotin Creek Road; then northeast on the South Fork Asotin Creek Road to Asotin Creek; then northeast along Asotin Creek to the Snake River at Asotin and the point of beginning. (((See Washington Atlas & Gazetteer)

GMU 184-JOSEPH (Asotin County): Beginning on the Washington-Oregon State line and the Joseph Creek Road; then northeast on the Joseph Creek Road to the second bridge on Joseph Creek; then northeast along Joseph Creek to the mouth of Joseph Creek and the Grande Ronde River; then east along the Grande Ronde River to the Snake River (Washington-Idaho State line) then south along the Snake River to the Washington-Oregon State line; then west on the state line to the Joseph Creek Road and the point of beginning. (See Washington Atlas & Gazetteer)))

GMU ((185-BLACK BUTTE)) 186-GRANDE RONDE (Asotin County): Beginning on the Washington-Oregon State line and State Highway 129; then north on State Highway 129 to the Grande Ronde River; then east along the Grande Ronde River to the ((mouth of Joseph Creek; then southwest along Joseph Creek to the first bridge and the Joseph Creek Road; then southwest on the Joseph Creek Road to the Washington-Oregon State line; then east on the state line to State Highway 129 and the point of beginning. (See Washington Atlas & Gazetteer))) Snake River (Washington-Idaho state line) then south along the Snake River to the Washington-Oregon state line; then west on the state line to Highway 129 and the point of beginning.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040. 94-11-031 (Order 639), 232-28-02201, filed 5/10/94, effective 6/10/94.]

Reviser's note: The spelling error in the above section occurred in the copy filed by the agency and appears in the Register pursuant to the requirements of RCW 34.08.040.

Reviser's note: The typographical error in the above section occurred in the copy filed by the agency and appears in the Register pursuant to the requirements of RCW 34.08.040.

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