WSR 97-06-120

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

(Wildlife)

[Filed March 5, 1997, 10:33 a.m.]

Original Notice.

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

Title of Rule: To amend WAC 232-28-254 1997 Mountain goat permit quotas.

Purpose: To adopt mountain goat 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 mountain goat hunts were identified in the 1997 Big Game Hunting Seasons and Rules pamphlet. The quota for these hunts must be adopted so hunters know how may [many] permits are available for each game management unit.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: Permit quotas will be based on harvest at the four percent rate. In other words, no more than four percent of the goats will be harvested each year.

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 mountain goat resource and provide recreation 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 96-12-051, filed 5/31/96)]

WAC 232-28-254 ((1996)) 1997 Mountain goat permit quotas



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Hunt

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

Number Name Season Boundary Description Restrictions Permits

((6201 Mount Chopaka Sept. 14-Oct. 31 Goat Unit 2-1 Any Legal Weapon 1

6202 Methow Sept. 14-Oct. 31 Goat Unit 2-2 Any Legal Weapon 8

6306 Naches Pass Sept. 14-Oct. 31 Goat Unit 3-6 Any Legal Weapon 10

6307 Bumping River Sept. 14-Oct. 31 Goat Unit 3-7 Any Legal Weapon 3

6308 Bumping River Sept. 14-Oct. 31 Goat Unit 3-8 Muzzleloader Only 3

6309 Tieton River Sept. 14-Oct. 31 Goat Unit 3-9 Any Legal Weapon 5

6310 Blazed Ridge Sept. 14-Oct. 31 Goat Unit 3-10 Any Legal Weapon 3

6311 Kachess Ridge Sept. 14-Oct. 31 Goat Unit 3-11 Any Legal Weapon 1

6408 East Ross Lake Sept. 14-Oct. 31 Goat Unit 4-8 Any Legal Weapon 10

6409 Jack Mountain Sept. 14-Oct. 31 Goat Unit 4-9 Any Legal Weapon 2

6432 Foss River Sept. 14-Oct. 31 Goat Unit 4-32 Any Legal Weapon 10

6434 Pratt River Sept. 14-Oct. 31 Goat Unit 4-34 Any Legal Weapon 10

6438 Corral Pass Sept. 14-Oct. 31 Goat Unit 4-38 Archery Only 4

6502 Tatoosh Sept. 14-Oct. 31 Goat Unit 5-2 Any Legal Weapon 5

6503 Smith Creek Sept. 14-Oct. 31 Goat Unit 5-3 Archery Only 5

6504 Goat Rocks Sept. 14-Oct. 31 Goat Unit 5-4 Any Legal Weapon 10

6603 Quilcene River Sept. 14-Oct. 31 Goat Unit 6-2 Archery Only 0

6604 Hamma Hamma Sept. 14-Oct. 31 Goat Unit 6-3 Archery Only 5

River))

6201 Mount Chopaka Sept. 13-Oct. 31 Goat Unit 2-1 Any Legal Weapon 1

6202 Methow Sept. 13-Oct. 31 Goat Unit 2-2 Any Legal Weapon 5

6306 Naches Pass Sept. 13-Oct. 31 Goat Unit 3-6 Any Legal Weapon 1

6307 Bumping River Sept. 13-Oct. 31 Goat Unit 3-7 Any Legal Weapon 1

6309 Tieton River Sept. 13-Oct. 31 Goat Unit 3-9 Any Legal Weapon 1

6310 Blazed Ridge Sept. 13-Oct. 31 Goat Unit 3-10 Any Legal Weapon 1

6311 Kachess Ridge Sept. 13-Oct. 31 Goat Unit 3-11 Any Legal Weapon 1

6408 East Ross Lake Sept. 13-Oct. 31 Goat Unit 4-8 Any Legal Weapon 4

6409 Jack Mountain Sept. 13-Oct. 31 Goat Unit 4-9 Any Legal Weapon 2

6432 Foss River Sept. 13-Oct. 31 Goat Unit 4-32 Any Legal Weapon 5

6434 Pratt River Sept. 13-Oct. 31 Goat Unit 4-34 Any Legal Weapon 5

6438 Corral Pass Sept. 13-Oct. 31 Goat Unit 4-38 Any Legal Weapon 4

6502 Tatoosh Sept. 13-Oct. 31 Goat Unit 5-2 Any Legal Weapon 5

6503 Smith Creek Sept. 13-Oct. 31 Goat Unit 5-3 Any Legal Weapon 3

6504 Goat Rocks Sept. 13-Oct. 31 Goat Unit 5-4 Any Legal Weapon 10

6603 Hamma Hamma River Sept. 13-Oct. 31 Goat Unit 6-3 Any Legal Weapon 2

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[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040, 77.12.700 and 77.12.010. 96-12-051, 232-28-254, filed 5/31/96, effective 7/1/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040. 95-11-031, 232-28-254, filed 5/10/95, effective 6/10/95.]

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