WSR 97-06-059

PERMANENT RULES

FISH AND WILDLIFE

COMMISSION

(Wildlife)

[Order 97-41--Filed February 27, 1997, 3:39 p.m.]

Date of Adoption: December 7, 1996.

Purpose: To amend WAC 232-28-02220 Game management units (GMUs)--Special game areas--Boundary descriptions--Elk area descriptions.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 232-28-02220.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.12.040.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 96-21-161 on October 23, 1996.

Changes Other than Editing from Proposed to Adopted Version: The adopted version of WAC 232-28-02220 differs from the proposed version filed with the code reviser in the following specifics:

1. Elk Area 031 Shushuskin was amended on line 3 by replacing the word "north" with "west."

2. A new elk area was adopted as follows: Elk Area No. 064 Quinault Valley (Grays Harbor and Jefferson counties): That portion of GMU 638 (Quinault) beginning at the junction of Wright Canyon Road and South Shore Road; then north to the shoreline of Lake Quinault; then north along Lake Quinault to the Olympic National Park (ONP) boundary; then east along ONP boundary to its intersection with the South Shore Road and U.S. Forest Service boundary; then west along the U.S. Forest Service boundary to the Wright Canyon Road Junction with the South Shore Road and 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 0, amended 1, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.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 WSR 96-04-027, filed 2/1/96, effective 3/3/96)

WAC 232-28-02220 Game management units (GMUs)--Special game areas--Boundary descriptions--Elk area descriptions.

Elk Area No. 001 Trinidad (Grant, Douglas, Okanogan, Adams and Franklin counties): All of Douglas, Grant, Okanogan, Adams, and Franklin counties except closed in the corridor described as follows: Beginning at East Wenatchee and Highway 28 and proceeding along Highway 28 to Road "U" N.W. in Grant County; then south on Road "U" N.W. to Road "9" N.W.; then west on Road "9" N.W. to Ancient Lake Road; then south on the Ancient Lake Road to the northwest corner of Section 8, T19N, R23E W.M. (yellow cattle guard); then west to midstream of the Columbia River; then north up midstream of the Columbia River to East Wenatchee and the point of beginning. (((See official road map of Douglas and Grant counties)))

Elk Area No. 002 Caribou (Kittitas County): Beginning at the Highline Canal; then north along the Reecer Creek Road and USFS 35 Road to the junction at the USFS 3517 Road; then east and south along USFS 3517 Road and Lillard Hill Road to the Bonneville Powerlines; then east along the Bonneville Powerlines to the Colockum Pass-Brushy Road (cattle guard); then east along the Brushy Road to the Crossover Road; then south along the Crossover Road to the Perkins/Caribou junction; then east along the Perkins Road to the Beacon Ridge Road; then south along the Beacon Ridge Road to the Old Vantage Highway; then south along a county service road to Interstate 90; then west along Interstate 90 to the Highline Canal near the Stevens Road; then northwest along the Highline Canal to the point of beginning. (((See Department of Fish and Wildlife map)))

Elk Area No. 003 Kingsbury (Chelan and Kittitas counties): That portion of GMU 314 which lies east of the Stemilt Creek, Stemilt Creek Road, Stemilt Hill Road, Stemilt Loop Road and Jump Off Ridge Road. (((See Washington Atlas & Gazetteer)))

Elk Area No. 004 Wenatchee (Chelan, Kittitas and Okanogan counties): GMUs 300, 304, 306, 308, 316, that portion of 302 which lies in Chelan County; and that portion of 314 which lies west of the following boundaries: Beginning at the mouth of the Stemilt Creek at the Columbia River, south up Stemilt Creek to the Stemilt Creek Road to the Stemilt Hill Road; then east and south along the Stemilt Hill Road to the Stemilt Loop Road; then east along the Jump Off Road to the Jump Off Ridge Road (Bonneville Powerlines); then south along the Jump Off Ridge Road to the Naneum Ridge Road. (((See Washington Atlas & Gazetteer)))

Elk Area No. 010 South Spokane (Spokane County) the following portion of game management units 127 and 130: Beginning at Tyler near the junction of Tyler Road (State Highway 904) and I-90; then northeast along I-90 to the Idaho state line; then south along the Washington-Idaho line to Elder Road; then west along Elder Road to Hangman Creek; then north along Hangman Creek to State Highway 195 at Hatch Road; then south along State Highway 195 to the Cheney Spangle Road; then west along the Cheney Spangle Road to Cheney; then west along Tyler Road (State Highway 904) to the point of beginning. (((See Washington Atlas & Gazetteer)))

Elk Area No. 025 Backbone (Lewis County): Beginning at State Highway No. 12 at the Pacific Crest Trail; then northwest and southwest along State Highway No. 12 to Coal Creek in Section 1, T13N, R9 E.W.M.; then north along the range line between Ranges 9 and 10 E.W.M., across the Cowlitz River to the Gifford Pinchot National Forest Boundary in the N.E. corner of Section 1, T13N, R9 E.W.M.; then southwest along the National Forest Boundary to the Skate Creek Road (first contact) in Section 9. T13N, R9 E.W.M.; then northwest along the Skate Creek Road to the mouth of Horse Creek and the south boundary of Mt. Rainier National Park; then east along the south park boundary to the Pacific Crest Trail; then south along the Pacific Crest Trail to State Highway 12 and the point of beginning. (((See Gifford Pinchot National Forest map)))

Elk Area No. 029 Toledo (Lewis and Cowlitz counties): Beginning at Interstate 5 and State Highway 505 junction; then east along State Highway 505 through the City of Toledo to the Layton Road; then north along the Layton Road to the Evans Road; then east along the Evans Road to the Weyerhaeuser 1800 line to the Weyerhaeuser 1890 line to State Highway 504; then west along State Highway 504 to the Tower Road; then west on Tower Road to the junction of Tower Road and State Highway 504; then west on State Highway 504 to Interstate 5; then north on Interstate 5 to the junction with State Highway 505 and point of beginning. (((See Washington Atlas & Gazetteer)))

Elk Area No. 030 Reecer Creek (Kittitas County): Beginning at the Highline Canal; then north along the Reecer Creek Road and USFS 35 Road to the junction of the USFS 3517 Road; then east and south along the USFS 3517 Road and Lillard Hill Road to the Wilson Creek Road to the Highline Canal; then west along the Highline Canal to the point of beginning. (((See Wenatchee National Forest map)))

Elk Area No. 031 Shushuskin (Kittitas County): Beginning at Umtanum Road and the Yakima River; then west along Umtanum Road to Manastash Road; then ((north)) west on Manastash Road to Cove Road; then south and west on Cove Road to Hanson Road and Umtanum Creek; then east (downstream) along Umtanum Creek to the Yakima River; then north (upstream) along the Yakima River to the point of beginning. (((See Washington Atlas & Gazetteer)))

Elk Area No. 032 Malaga (Kittitas and Chelan counties): Beginning at the power line on the Columbia River (approximately 3/4 mile downstream from Colockum Creek); then west and south along the Powerline Road to the intersection with the North Fork Tarpiscan Creek Road (Section 9, T20N, R21E); then north and west along North Fork of Tarpiscan Creek Road to Colockum Pass Road (Section 9, T20N, R21E); then south and west on Colockum Pass Road to section line between Sections 8 and 9 as well as Sections 4 and 5 (T20N, R21E) and Sections 32 and 33 (T21N, R21E); to Mose Carr Road; then west and north on Mose Carr Road to Jump Off Road; then south and west on Jump Off Road to Shaller Road; then north and west on Shaller Road to Upper Basin Loop Road; then north and west on Upper Basin Loop Road to Wheeler Ridge Road; then north on Wheeler Ridge Road to the Basin Loop Road (pavement) in Section 10 (T21N, R20E); then north on the Basin Loop Road to Wenatchee Heights Road; then west on Wenatchee Heights Road to Squilchuck Road; then south on Squilchuck Road to Beehive Road (USFS Road 9712); then northwest on Beehive Road to USFS Road 7100 near Beehive Reservoir; then north and west on USFS Road 7100 to Peavine Canyon Road (USFS Road 7101); then north and east on Peavine Canyon Road to Number Two Canyon Road; then north on Number Two Canyon Road to Crawford Street in Wenatchee; then east on Crawford Street to the Columbia River; then south and east along the Columbia River to the powerline south of Colockum Creek and point of beginning. (((See Washington Atlas & Gazetteer)))

Elk Area No. 033 Peshastin (Chelan County): Beginning at Crawford Street and the Columbia River in Wenatchee; then west on Crawford Street and Number Two Canyon Road to USFS 7101 Road (Peavine Canyon); then west on USFS 7101 Road to Mission Creek Road; then north on Mission Creek Road to USFS 7104 Road (Sand Creek); then west on USFS 7104 Road (Sand Creek) to Camas Creek; then west up Camas Creek to where Camas Creek crosses USFS 7200 Road, T22N, R18E, Section 4; then north along USFS 7200 Road to U.S. Highway 97; then north on U.S. Highway 97 to USFS 7300 Road (Mountain Home Road); then north on the USFS 7300 Road to the Wenatchee River at Leavenworth; then down the Wenatchee River and Columbia River to the point of beginning. (((See Washington Atlas & Gazetteer)))

Elk Area No. 034 Parke Creek (Kittitas County): Beginning at the Highline Canal on Parke Creek Road; then north to the BPA Powerlines; then west along BPA Powerlines (through Sections 22, 16, 8, 5, and 6) to the Cook Canyon Road; then north on Cook Canyon Road to Bonneville Powerlines (Section 19); then west along Bonneville Powerlines to Wilson Creek Road; then south on the Wilson Creek Road to the Highline Canal; then southeast along the Highline Canal to point of beginning. (((See Department of Fish and Wildlife map)))

Elk Area No. 035 Brushy (Kittitas County): ((Beginning at the mouth of Brushy Creek on the Columbia River; then west up Brushy Creek to Road 14; then north on Road 14 to the top of the hill in Section 13, T19N, R21E; then northeast to the end of the open road in Tekison Creek (Section 6, T19N, R21E); then east along Tekison Road and Tekison Creek to the Columbia River; then south along the Columbia River to Brushy Creek and point of beginning. (See Washington Atlas & Gazetteer))) Beginning at the mouth of Brushy Creek on the Columbia River; west up Brushy Creek to Road 14 to the top of the hill in Section 13, T19N, R21E; west on the old Brushy Road (Rd. 13.25) to the junction of the Crossover Road (Rd. 13); northeast on the Crossover Road to the Brewton Road (Rd. 11); east on the Brewton Road to Road 14; east on Road 14 to Road 14.14; east on Road 14.14 to the stock fence; northeast along the stock fence to the Cape Horn Cliffs; southeast along the cliffs to Road 14.14; to Road 14.17; to Road 14; to Tekison Creek down Tekison Creek to the Columbia River and down the Columbia River to the point of beginning.

Elk Area No. 039 Backbone (Lewis County): Legal description same as Elk Area No. 025 (Backbone). (((See Gifford Pinchot National Forest map)))

Elk Area No. 050 Curtis (Lewis County): Beginning at the Boistfort Road, State Highway 6 intersection; then west to the Mauerman Road; then west and southwest on the Mauerman Road to the Pe Ell/McDonald Road; then south and east on the Pe Ell/McDonald Road to the Lost Valley Road; then south and southeast on the Lost Valley Road to the Boistfort Road; then east and north along the Boistfort Road to State Highway 6 and point of beginning. (((See Washington Atlas & Gazetteer)))

Elk Area No. 051 Doty (Lewis and Pacific counties): Beginning on State Highway 6 at the Town of Adna; then west on Highway 6 to Stevens Road; then northwest on Stevens Road to Elk Creek Road (Doty); then west on Elk Creek Road to the 7000 Road; then west on the 7000 Road to the 7800 Road; then west on the 7800 Road to the 720 Road; then northeast on the 720 Road to Garrard Creek Road, east on Garrard Creek Road to Manners Road; then south on Manners Road to Lincoln Creek Road; then east along Lincoln Creek Road to Ingalls Road; then south and east on Ingalls and Bunker Creek Roads to the Town of Adna and point of beginning. (((See Washington Atlas & Gazetteer)))

Elk Area No. 052 Mayfield (Lewis County): Beginning at the junction of Highway 12 and the Winston Creek Road; then southeast and north along the Winston Creek Road, Longbell, Perkins, Green Mountain roads to Riffe Lake; then west and northwest along the shoreline of Riffe Lake to the Cowlitz River; then west along the Cowlitz River to Highway 12; then west along Highway 12 to the Winston Creek Road and the point of beginning. (((See Washington Atlas & Gazetteer)))

Elk Area No. 053 Randle (Lewis County): Beginning at State Highway 12 and the Cispus Road in the Town of Randle; then east along Highway 12 to the Bennett Road approximately one mile east of Cora Bridge; then west on Bennett and Cline Roads to the Cispus Road; then north on said road to the Town of Randle and the point of beginning. (((See Gifford Pinchot National Forest map)))

Elk Area No. 054 Boistfort (Lewis County): Beginning at the Town of Vader; then west along State Highway 506 to the Wildwood Road; then north along the Wildwood Road to the Abernathy 500 line gate (Section 20, T11N, R3W, Willamette Meridian); then northwest along the 500, 540, and 560 lines to the Weyerhaeuser 813 line; then northwest along the 813, 812, 5000J, 5000 and 4000 lines to the Pe Ell/McDonald Road (Section 15, T12N, R4W); then west along the Pe Ell/McDonald Road to the Lost Valley Road; then northeast along the Lost Valley Road to the Boistfort Road; then north along the Boistfort Road to the King Road; then east along the King Road to the town of Winlock and State Highway 603; then south along Highway 603 to the Winlock/Vader Road; then south along said road to the Town of Vader and the point of beginning. (((See Washington Atlas & Gazetteer)))

Elk Area No. 055 East Valley (Wahkiakum County): Within one mile on either side of the line beginning at Wilson Creek Park on East Valley Road; then west on East Valley Road to the junction with Middle Valley Road (4.5 miles); then north along Middle Valley Road to the junction of Oat Field Road (2.5 miles). (((See Washington Atlas & Gazetteer)))

Elk Area No. 057 Carlton (Lewis County): That part of ((GMU 514 (Tatoosh))) 513 (South Rainier) lying east of Highway 123 and north of Highway 12. (((See Gifford Pinchot National Forest map)))

Elk Area No. 058 West Goat Rocks (Lewis County): Goat Rocks Wilderness west of the Pacific Crest Trail. (((See Gifford Pinchot National Forest map)))

Elk Area No. 059 Mt. Adams Wilderness (Skamania and Yakima counties): The Mt. Adams Wilderness. (((See Gifford Pinchot National Forest map)))

Elk Area No. 061 Mt. Tebo (Mason County): Beginning at the junction of the North Fork and South Fork of the Skokomish River; then northwest along the South Fork to the boundary of Olympic National Park; then east along the National Park boundary to the North Fork of the Skokomish River; then southeast down the North Fork of the Skokomish River through Lake Cushman; then south down the North Fork of the Skokomish River to the South Fork of the Skokomish River and the point of beginning. (((See Olympic National Forest map and Washington Atlas & Gazetteer)))

Elk Area No. 063 South Elma (Grays Harbor County): That portion of GMU 660 (Minot Peak) described as follows: Beginning at Highway 12 and Wakefield Road Junction (South Elma); south on Wakefield Road, across the Chehalis River to the South Bank Road; then southeast on the South Bank Road to the Delezene Road; then south on the Delezene Road to the K Line Road to the A Line Road; then south on the A Line Road to the T Line Road; then south on the T Line Road to the Oakville-Brooklyn Road; then east on the Oakville-Brooklyn Road to Oakville and Highway 12; then northwest on Highway 12 to Wakefield Road to Elma and the point of beginning. (((Contact Montesano Office for map of the area.)))

Elk Area No. 062 South Bank (Grays Harbor County): That portion of GMU 660 (Minot Peak) described as follows: Beginning at Highway 12 and Wakefield Road Junction (South Elma); south on Wakefield Road, across the Chehalis River to the South Bank Road; then southeast on the South Bank Road to Delezene Road; then south on the Delezene Road to a point one mile from the South Bank Road; then southeast along a line one mile southwest of the South Bank Road to the Oakville-Brooklyn Road; then east on the Oakville-Brooklyn Road to Oakville and Highway 12; then northwest on Highway 12 to Wakefield Road to Elma and the point of beginning. (((Contact Montesano Office for map of area.)))

Elk Area No. 064 Quinault Valley (Grays Harbor and Jefferson counties): That portion of GMU 638 (Quinault) beginning at the junction of Wright Canyon Road and South Shore Road; then north to the shoreline of Lake Quinault; then north along Lake Quinault to the Olympic National Park (ONP) boundary; then east along ONP boundary to its intersection with the South Shore Road and U.S. Forest Service boundary; then west along the U.S. Forest Service boundary to the Wright Canyon Road Junction with the South Shore Road and point of beginning.

Elk Area No. 065 Willapa Valley (Pacific County): That part of Pacific County within two miles of State Highway 6 between Menlo and the easternmost junction of Elk Prairie Road and State Highway 6. (((See Washington Atlas & Gazetteer)))

Elk Area No. 066 Twin Valley (Grays Harbor County): Beginning in the City of Hoquiam at the junction of U.S. Highway 101 and the East Hoquiam Road; then north on the East Hoquiam Road to its junction with the East Hoquiam-Wishkah Cutoff Road in Section 21, T19N, R9 W.W.M; then east on the East Hoquiam-Wishkah Cutoff Road to its junction with the Wishkah Road; then south on the Wishkah Road to its junction with the Wishkah-Wynoochee Crossover Road in Section 35, T19N, R9 W.W.M.; then east on the Wishkah-Wynoochee Crossover Road to its junction with the Donovan Corkery A line; then north on the A line to its junction with the A 2200; then east on the A 2200 Road to its junction with the A 2210; then south on the A 2210 Road to a point crossed by the township line between T20N and R19N; then east on the township line to its junction with the Wynoochee River Road; then south along the Wynoochee River Road to U.S. Highway No. 12; then west along U.S. Highway 12 to its junction with U.S. Highway No. 101 in the City of Aberdeen; then west on U.S. Highway 101 to the City of Hoquiam and junction with the East Hoquiam Road and the point of beginning. (((See Weyerhaeuser Clemons Tree Farm Hunting map)))

Elk Area No. 067 South Willapa (Pacific County): Beginning in the City of South Bend at the junction of U.S. Highway 101 and the Skidmore Slough C-line; then south on the Skidmore Slough C-line to its junction with the B-line in Sec. 11, T13N, R9 W.W.M.; then southeast on the B-line to its junction with the A-line in Sec. 18, T13N, R8 W.W.M.; then east and north on the A-line to its junction with the South Fork Willapa Road; then east along the South Fork Willapa Road to State Highway No. 6, Sec. 10, T13N, R8 W.W.M.; then northwest on State Highway No. 6 to its junction with U.S. Highway 101; then southwest on U.S. Highway 101 to its junction with the Skidmore Slough C-line and the point of beginning. (((See Forest Protection map "Willapa Hills")))

Elk Area No. 069 Chinook (Pacific County): Beginning at the junction of U.S. Highway 101 and Lingenfelter Road west of the town of Chinook; then northwest on Prest Road to its junction with Chinook Valley Road; then west on Chinook Valley Road to its intersection with the east branch of the Wallacut River; then north along the Wallacut River to its intersection with Highway 101; then west on Highway 101 to the junction of Highway 101 alternate; then south on Highway 101 alternate to Highway 101; then east on Highway 101 to Prest Road and the point of beginning. (((See Washington Atlas & Gazetteer and Forest Protection Hunting map "Willapa Hills")))

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.010 and 77.12.040. 96-04-027, 232-28-02220, filed 2/1/96, effective 3/3/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040. 95-11-035, 232-28-02220, filed 5/10/95, effective 6/10/95; 95-03-040 (Order 94-155), 232-28-02220, filed 1/10/95, effective 2/10/95; 94-11-038 (Order 646), 232-28-02220, filed 5/10/94, effective 6/10/94.]

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