WSR 97-06-060

PERMANENT RULES

FISH AND WILDLIFE

COMMISSION

(Wildlife)

[Order 97-43--Filed February 27, 1997, 3:41 p.m.]

Date of Adoption: December 7, 1996.

Purpose: To amend WAC 232-28-02240 Game management units (GMUs)--Special game areas--Boundary descriptions--Muzzleloader area descriptions.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 232-28-02240.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.12.040.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 96-21-163 on October 23, 1996.

Changes Other than Editing from Proposed to Adopted Version: The adopted version of WAC 232-28-02240 differs from the proposed version filed with the code reviser in the following specifics:

1. Muzzleloader Area No. 926 Guemes (Skagit County) was amended as follows: That part of GMU ((405 (Chuckanut)) 407 (North Sound) on Guemes Island.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 0, amended 1, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.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 232-28-02240 Game management units (GMUs)--Special game areas--Boundary descriptions--Muzzleloader area descriptions.

Muzzleloader Area No. 908 Acme (Whatcom County): Same as Bow Area No. 808. (((See Washington Atlas & Gazetteer)))

Muzzleloader Area No. 910 Cle Elum (Kittitas County): Beginning at Easton; then southeast along the main BPA Powerlines to Big Creek; then west and south on the Big Creek Trail to its junction with USFS Road 4517; then east on USFS Road 4517 to its junction with Spur Road 117 (at the powerlines); then to Granite Creek Trail 1326; then south on Granite Creek Trail 1326 to the top of South Cle Elum Ridge; then east along the ridge on Granite Creek Trail 1326 to Spur Road 111; then east on Road 111 to the Peoh Point Road (3350); then southeast on Road 3350 to the junction with Road 3352; then east on Road 3352 to the Cedar Creek Road; then south on the Cedar Creek Road to the Morrison Canyon Road; then southeast on the Morrison Canyon Road to Interstate Highway 90; then east on I-90 to Exit 106 and junction with U.S. Highway 97; then north on U.S. Highway 97 to Hungary Junction Road and east on Hungary Junction Road to Look Road; then south on Look Road to Brick Mill Road; then east on Brick Mill Road to Venture Road to Lyons Road; then east on Lyons Road to Fox Road; then south on Fox Road to Christensen Road; then east on Christensen Road to Parke Creek Road; then east and north on Parke Creek Road to the BPA powerlines (Section 22, T18N, R20E) north of Parke Creek Group Home; then northwest along BPA Powerlines to Colockum Pass Road; then north on the Colockum Pass Road to upper powerlines (Section 16, T19N, R20E); then west along BPA powerlines to the Wilson Creek Road; then north on Wilson Creek Road to the Lillard Hill Road; northwest on Lillard Hill Road to USFS Road 3517; then northwest on USFS Road 3517 to the Reecer Creek Road, USFS Road 35; then south on USFS Road 35 to USFS Road 3507 and then northwest on USFS Road 3507 to Spur Road 120 (Snowshoe Ridge Road); then west on Spur Road 120 (Snowshoe Ridge Road) to Spur Road 114; then north and south on Spur Road 114 to Spur Road 116; then north on Spur Road 116 to USFS Road 9718 (Cougar Gulch Road); then southwest on USFS Road 9718 through the town of Liberty to U.S. Highway 97; then north on U.S. Highway 97 to USFS Road 9738, Blue Creek; then west on USFS Road 9738 to USFS Road 9702 Dickey Creek; then west on USFS Road 9702 to the North Teanaway Road; then south to the junction with Middle Fork Teanaway Road; then west on Middle Fork Road 1/4 mile to Teanaway Campground; then south up #17 Canyon Road to Cle Elum Ridge Road; then west along Cle Elum Ridge Road and south to the bottom of #5 Canyon Road; then south to Highway 903 and Bullfrog Road (Sportland Mini-Mart); then south on Bullfrog Road to Interstate Highway 90; then west on Interstate Highway 90 to Easton and point of beginning. (((See Wenatchee National Forest map and Washington Atlas & Gazetteer)))

Muzzleloader Area No. 921 Baleville (Pacific County): Beginning at the junction of the Hammond Road and U.S. Highway 105; then north on the Hammond Road to the radio towers; continue north on the D 2100 line to its junction with the D-line; then northwest along the D-line (also known as the Rayonier 2720) to its junction with the Rayonier 2700 line; then southwest on the Rayonier 2700 line to its junction with Highway 105; then east on Highway 105 to the Hammond Road and point of beginning. (((See Washington Atlas & Gazetteer)))

Muzzleloader Area No. 925 Ritzville (Adams County): Beginning at the junction of Interstate 90 and S.R. 261 near the Town of Ritzville; then south along S.R. 261 to S.R. 26; then east on S.R. 26 to the Whitman County line; then north along the Adams, Whitman County line to where it intersects the Lincoln, Adams County line; then north along the Adams, Lincoln County line to Interstate 90; then west along Interstate 90 to point of beginning. (((See Washington Atlas & Gazetteer)))

Muzzleloader Area No. 926 Guemes (Skagit County): That part of GMU ((405 (Chuckanut))) 407 (North Sound) on Guemes Island.

Muzzleloader Area No. 940 Coal Creek (Skagit County): Beginning at the point where State Highway 20 crosses Childs Creek approximately one mile west of Lyman; then north up said creek to Crown Pacific 110 Road; then west along said road to Crown Pacific 130 Road; then west along said road to Crown Pacific 132 Road; then continue west along said road to where it crosses Hanson Creek; then south down Hanson Creek to State Highway 20 to Childs Creek and point of beginning.

Muzzleloader Area No. 944 Clemen (Yakima County): That portion of GMU 342 beginning at the junction of Highway 410 and USFS Road 1701 (Big Bald Mountain Road); then north to USFS Road 1712; then east on USFS Road 1712 (Clemen Ridge Road) to the east edge of Meyster Canyon; then along the east side of Meyster Canyon to the elk fence; then west along the elk fence to Waterworks Canyon and Highway 410 and to point of beginning. (((See Wenatchee National Forest map)))

Muzzleloader Area No. 950 Toutle Mountain (Cowlitz County): Beginning at the confluence of the South Fork Toutle River and the North Fork Toutle River; then up the South Fork Toutle River to Johnson Creek; then up Johnson Creek to the Weyerhaeuser Company 4400 Road; then northeast on the 440 Road to the 2421 Road; then north to the 2400 Road; then east on the 2400 Road to Alder Creek; then north down Alder Creek to the North Fork Toutle River; then west down the North Fork Toutle River to the confluence with the South Fork Toutle River and point of beginning. (((See Washington Atlas & Gazetteer)))

Muzzleloader Area No. 961 Hoko River (Clallam County): Within one mile of the Hoko County Road between Highway 112 and the Olympic National Park Boundary near Lake Ozette. (((See Olympic National Forest map)))

Muzzleloader Area No. 962 Elwha (Clallam County): Beginning at the U.S. Highway 101 Bridge on the Elwha River; then south on the Elwha River to the Olympic National Park Boundary; then along Olympic National Park Boundary to the section line between Sections 32 and 33 of T30N, R7 W.W.M.; then north on the section lines to U.S. Highway 101; then east on U.S. Highway 101 to Elwha River and point of beginning. (((See Washington Atlas & Gazetteer)

Muzzleloader Area No. 963 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.))

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.010 and 77.12.040. 96-04-027, 232-28-02240, filed 2/1/96, effective 3/3/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040. 94-18-058 (Order 94-57), 232-28-02240, filed 8/31/94, effective 10/1/94; 94-11-040 (Order 648), 232-28-02240, filed 5/10/94, effective 6/10/94.]

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