WSR 97-06-118

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

(Wildlife)

[Filed March 5, 1997, 10:30 a.m.]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 97-01-111.

Title of Rule: To amend WAC 232-28-252 1997 Moose permit quotas.

Purpose: To adopt moose permit quotas for the 1997 hunting seasons.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.12.020, 77.12.030, 77.12.040, or 77.32.220.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 77.12.020, 77.12.030, 77.12.040, or 77.32.220.

Summary: Special moose units were identified in the 1997 Big Game Hunting Seasons and Rules pamphlet. The permit quota for these hunts must be adopted so hunters know how many permits are available for each game management unit.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: Permit quotas will be based on conservation of the moose resource and damage potential.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting and Implementation: Dave Brittell, Assistant Director, Wildlife Management Program, Olympia, (360) 902-2504; and Enforcement: Ron Swatfigure, Acting Assistant Director, Enforcement Program, Olympia, (360) 902-2927.

Name of Proponent: Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission, governmental.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Explanation of Rule, its Purpose, and Anticipated Effects: The proposed permit quotas will protect the moose resource, help prevent overpopulation, limit damage potential, and result in recreational opportunity.

Proposal Changes the Following Existing Rules: See above.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. These rules do not affect small business.

Section 201, chapter 403, Laws of 1995, does not apply to this rule adoption.

Hearing Location: Longview Elks Lodge, 1265 12th Avenue, Longview, WA 98632, on April 18-19, 1997, at 8:00 a.m.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Debbie Nelson by April 1, 1997, TDD (360) 902-2207, or (360) 902-2267.

Submit Written Comments to: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Evan Jacoby, 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091, FAX (360) 902-2930, by April 4, 1997.

Date of Intended Adoption: April 19, 1997.

March 5, 1997

Evan Jacoby

Legal Counsel

AMENDATORY SECTION [(aMENDING WSR 96-12-049, filed 5/31/96)]

WAC 232-28-252 ((1996)) 1997 Moose permit quotas

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Hunt

Choice Hunt Permit Permit Hunt Special ((1996)) 1997

Number Name Season Boundary Description Restrictions Permits

((8001 Selkirk Mtns. Oct. 1-Nov. 30 GMU 113 Any Legal Weapon 12

8002 Mt. Spokane Oct. 1-Nov. 30 GMU 124 Any Legal Weapon 8

8003 Chewelah Oct. 1-Nov. 30 GMU 118 Any Legal Weapon 5

8004 Boyer Oct. 1-Nov. 30 GMU 119 Any Legal Weapon 4

8005 Aladdin Oct. 1-Nov. 30 GMU 111 Any Legal Weapon 2))

8001 Selkirk Mtns. Oct. 1-Nov. 30 GMU 113 Any Legal Weapon 10

8002 Mt. Spokane Oct. 1-Nov. 30 GMU 124 Any Legal Weapon 10

8003 49 Degrees North Oct. 1-Nov. 30 GMU 117 Any Legal Weapon 8

8005 Threeforks Oct. 1-Nov. 30 GMU 109 Any Legal Weapon 3

8006 Hangman Oct. 1-Nov. 30 GMU 127, 130 Any Legal Weapon 1

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[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040, 77.12.700 and 77.12.010. 96-12-049, 232-28-252, filed 5/31/96, effective 7/1/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040. 95-11-033, 232-28-252, filed 5/10/95, effective 6/10/95.]

Reviser's note: The bracketed material preceding the section above was supplied by the code reviser's office.

Reviser's note: RCW 34.05.395 requires the use of underlining and deletion marks to indicate amendments to existing rules. The rule published above varies from its predecessor in certain respects not indicated by the use of these markings.

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