WSR 97-12-058

PERMANENT RULES

FISH AND WILDLIFE

COMMISSION

(Wildlife)

[Filed June 2, 1997, 4:59 p.m.]

Date of Adoption: April 19, 1997.

Purpose: To adopt WAC 232-28-269 1998 Elk, bighorn sheep, and other big game auction permits.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.12.040.

Other Authority: RCW 77.12.020, 77.12.030, 77.32.220.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 97-06-125 on March 5, 1997.

Changes Other than Editing from Proposed to Adopted Version: The adopted version of WAC 232-28-269 differs from the version filed with the code reviser in the following specifics:

1. GMU 485 (Green River) was dropped from the elk auction permit hunt area.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.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.

May 2, 1997

Lisa Pelly

Chair

NEW SECTION

WAC 232-28-269 1998 Elk, bighorn sheep, and other big game auction permits.

auctioning of permit

The Director will select a conservation organization(s) to conduct the 1998 auction(s). Selection of the conservation organizations will be based on criteria developed by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. The organization shall notify the Department of the name of and address of the successful bidder within ten days of the auction.

auction permit hunt(s)

species - one elk permit

Hunting Season Dates: September 15-30, 1998

Hunt Area: GMU 346 (Little Naches)

Hunting Season Dates: October 1-16, 1998

Hunting Area: GMUs 145-154, 160-185

Bag Limit: One bull elk

auction hunt permittee rules

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

(2) The permittee may be accompanied by others; however, only the permittee is allowed to carry a legal weapon or harvest an animal.

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

(4) If requested by the Department, the permittee is required to direct Department officials to the site of the kill.

species - one bighorn sheep permit

Hunting Season Dates: September 1 - October 31, 1998

Hunt Area: Sheep Unit 4 (Selah Butte), Sheep Unit 5 (Umtanum), Sheep Unit 7 (Clemon Mountain), or Sheep Unit 12 (Lincoln Cliffs).

Bag Limit: One Bighorn Ram

auction hunt permittee rules

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

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

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

(4) If requested by the Department, the permittee is required to direct Department officials to the site of the kill.

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

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