WSR 97-06-126

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

(Wildlife)

[Filed March 5, 1997, 10:41 a.m.]

Original Notice.

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

Title of Rule: To adopt WAC 232-28-270 1998 Raffle permits.

Purpose: To provide a unique hunting opportunity for hunting bighorn sheep, deer, elk, and moose. The raffle permits are a nominal cost and the permit hunter has the same opportunity as auction hunters for bighorn sheep and elk.

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: To provide a unique recreational opportunity and generate revenue for the big game program.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: Raffle tickets are a nominal cost and this provides a chance for a quality hunt opportunity for a person of modest means.

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 raffle will provide a unique hunting opportunity and generate revenue for the program.

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. License agents will get fifty cents per ticket sold.

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

NEW SECTION

WAC 232-28-270 1998 Raffle permits

raffle permit hunts

The following raffle permits will be issued to individuals selected through a drawing:

(1) Deer Raffle Permit Hunt

(a) Bag limit: One additional any buck deer.

(b) Open area: Statewide in any open area, except all Private Lands Wildlife Management Areas (PLWMAs), GMUs 157 and 485 are closed.

(c) Open season: The deer raffle permit holder may hunt in any 1998 general or permit archery, muzzleloader, or modern firearm season.

(d) Weapon: The raffle hunter may use only archery equipment during archery seasons, muzzleloader equipment during muzzleloader seasons and any legal weapon during modern firearm seasons.

(e) Number of permits: 1

(f) Raffle tickets cost $5.00 including a 50 cent vendor fee.

(2) Elk Raffle Permit Hunt

(a) Bag limit: One additional any bull elk.

(b) Open area: Statewide in any open area, except all Private Lands Wildlife Management Areas (PLWMAs) and GMUs 157 and 485 are closed.

(c) Open season: The elk raffle permit holder may hunt in any 1998 general or permit archery, muzzleloader, or modern firearm season.

(d) Weapon: The raffle permit hunter may use only archery equipment during archery seasons, muzzleloader equipment during muzzleloader seasons and any legal weapon during modern firearm seasons.

(e) Number of permits: 1

(f) Raffle tickets cost $5.00 including a 50 cent vendor fee.

(3) Bighorn Sheep Hunt

(a) Bag limit: One bighorn ram

(b) Open area: Sheep Unit 4 (Selah Butte), Sheep Unit 5 (Umtanum), Sheep Unit 7 (Clemon Mountain), or Sheep Unit 12 (Lincoln Cliffs).

(c) Open season: September 1-October 31, 1998.

(d) Weapon: Hunter may use any legal weapon.

(e) Number of permits: 1

(f) Raffle tickets cost $10.00 including a 50 cent vendor fee.

(g) Permittee shall contact the appropriate regional office of the Department of Fish and Wildlife when entering the designated hunt area.

(h) The permittee may be accompanied by others; however, only the permittee is allowed to carry a firearm and harvest an animal.

(i) Any attempt by members of the permittee's party to herd or drive wildlife is prohibited.

(j) If requested by the department, the permittee is required to accompany Department officials to the site of the kill.

(k) The permittee will present the head and carcass of the bighorn sheep killed to any department office within 72 hours of date of kill.

(4) Moose Hunt

(a) Bag limit: One moose of either sex

(b) Open area: Hunter may hunt in any open moose unit.

(c) Open season: October 1-November 30, 1998.

(d) Weapon: Hunter may use any legal weapon.

(e) Number of permits: 1

(f) Raffle tickets cost $5.00 including a 50 cent vendor fee.

(g) Permittee shall contact the appropriate regional office of the department of fish and wildlife when entering the designated hunt area.

(h) If requested by the department, the permittee is required to accompany department officials to the site of the kill.

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