WSR 97-06-119

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

(Wildlife)

[Filed March 5, 1997, 10:31 a.m.]

Original Notice.

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

Title of Rule: To amend WAC 232-28-253 1997 Mountain sheep permit quotas.

Purpose: To adopt bighorn sheep 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 bighorn permit hunts 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 the guidelines of the bighorn sheep management plan.

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 bighorn resource and provide 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 96-12-050, filed 5/31/96)]

WAC 232-28-253 ((1996)) 1997 Mountain sheep (bighorn) permit quotas



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Hunt

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

Number Name Season Boundary Description Restrictions Permits

((5002 Vulcan Mountain Sept. 15-Oct. 11 Sheep Unit 2 Any Legal Weapon 2

5003 Tucannon River Sept. 15-Oct. 11 Sheep Unit 3 Any Legal Weapon 1

5005 Umtanum Sept. 15-Oct. 11 Sheep Unit 5 Any Legal Weapon 3

5007 Clemon Mountain Sept. 15-Oct. 11 Sheep Unit 7 Any Legal Weapon 1

5008 Mountainview Sept. 15-Oct. 11 Sheep Unit 8 Any Legal Weapon 1

5009 Blackbutte Sept. 15-Oct. 11 Sheep Unit 9 Any Legal Weapon 0

5010 Mt. Hull Sept. 15-Oct. 11 Sheep Unit 10 Any Legal Weapon 1

5011 Wenaha Wilderness Sept. 15-Oct. 11 Sheep Unit 11 Any Legal Weapon 1))

5002 Vulcan Mountain Sept. 15-Oct. 10 Sheep Unit 2 Any Legal Weapon 1

5003 Tucannon River Sept. 15-Oct. 10 Sheep Unit 3 Any Legal Weapon 1

5004 Selah Butte Sept. 15-Oct. 10 Sheep Unit 4 Any Legal Weapon 1

5005 Umtanum Sept. 15-Oct. 10 Sheep Unit 5 Any Legal Weapon 1

5007 Clemon Mountain Sept. 15-Oct. 10 Sheep Unit 7 Any Legal Weapon 1

5010 Mt. Hull Sept. 15-Oct. 10 Sheep Unit 10 Any Legal Weapon 1

5012 Lincoln Cliffs Sept. 15-Oct. 10 Sheep Unit 12 Any Legal Weapon 1

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[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040, 77.12.700 and 77.12.010. 96-12-050, 232-28-253, filed 5/31/96, effective 7/1/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040. 95-11-032, 232-28-253, filed 5/10/95, effective 6/10/95.]

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