WSR 97-18-021

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

(Wildlife)

[Order 97-166--Filed August 25, 1997, 4:45 p.m.]

Date of Adoption: August 9, 1997.

Purpose: To amend WAC 232-28-264 1997-98, 1998-99, 1999-2000 Official hunting hours and small game seasons.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 232-28-264.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.12.040.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 97-14-095 on July 2, 1997.

Changes Other than Editing from Proposed to Adopted Version: The adopted version of WAC 232-28-264 differs from the proposed version filed with the code reviser in the following specifics:

1. Pages 1-6, exception 2, "Clark (except areas south of the Washougal River), Cowlitz, Pacific, and Wahkiakum counties . . ."

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 0, amended 1, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.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

August 21, 1997

Lisa Pelly, Chair

Fish and Wildlife Commission

AMENDATORY SECTION [(Amending Order 97-28, filed 2/27/97, effective 3/30/97)]

WAC 232-28-264 1997-98, 1998-99, and 1999-2000 Official hunting hours and small game seasons.

1997-98 OFFICIAL HUNTING HOURS

FOR MIGRATORY GAME BIRDS, UPLAND BIRDS, AND WILD TURKEYS*

September 1, 1997 to January 31, 1998



Western Eastern

Washington Washington

from from

Dates (Inclusive) A.M. to P.M. A.M. to P.M.

Daylight Savings Time

Mon. Sept. 1 - Sun. Sept. 7 6:00 7:45 5:50 7:30

Mon. Sept. 8 - Sun. Sept. 14 6:10 7:30 6:00 7:20

Mon. Sept. 15 - Sun. Sept. 21 6:20 7:15 6:10 7:05

Mon. Sept. 22 - Sun. Sept. 28 6:30 7:00 6:15 6:50

Mon. Sept. 29 - Sun. Oct. 5 6:40 6:45 6:30 6:35

Mon. Oct. 6 - Fri. Oct. 10 6:45 6:30 6:35 6:25

((Opening Oct. 11** Sat. ((8:00)) 6:30 ((Noon)) 6:15

Weekend**)) 6:50** 6:40**

Oct. 12 Sun. 6:50 6:30 6:40 6:15

Mon. Oct. 13 - Sun. Oct. 19 7:00 6:20 6:50 6:10

Mon. Oct. 20 - Sat. Oct. 25 7:10 6:10 7:00 5:55

Pacific Standard Time

Sun. Oct. 26 6:15 5:00 6:00 4:50

Mon. Oct. 27 - Sun. Nov. 2 6:20 4:55 6:15 4:45

Mon. Nov. 3 - Sun. Nov. 9 6:30 4:45 6:20 4:30

Mon. Nov. 10 - Sun. Nov. 16 6:40 4:35 6:30 4:25

Mon. Nov. 17 - Sun. Nov. 23 6:50 4:30 6:40 4:15

Mon. Nov. 24 - Sun. Nov. 30 7:00 4:20 6:50 4:10

Mon. Dec. 1 - Sun. Dec. 7 7:10 4:20 7:00 4:10

Mon. Dec. 8 - Sun. Dec. 14 7:15 4:20 7:05 4:05

Mon. Dec. 15 - Sun. Dec. 21 7:20 4:20 7:10 4:10

Mon. Dec. 22 - Sun. Dec. 28 7:25 4:25 7:15 4:10

Mon. Dec. 29 - Sun. Jan. 4 7:25 4:30 7:15 4:15

Mon. Jan. 5 - Sun. Jan. 11 7:25 4:35 7:15 4:25

Mon. Jan. 12 - Sun. Jan. 18 7:25 4:45 7:10 4:35

Mon. Jan. 19 - Sun. Jan. 25 7:20 4:55 7:05 4:45

Mon. Jan. 26 - Sat. Jan. 31 7:10 5:00 7:00 4:50

*These are lawful hunting hours (one-half hour before sunrise to sunset) for migratory game birds (duck, goose, coot, snipe, mourning dove, and band-tailed pigeon); upland birds (pheasant, quail, partridge); and turkey during established seasons.

**Pheasant/quail ((O))opening ((D))day (Oct. 11, 1997; Oct. 17, 1998; and Oct. 16, 1999) - In Eastern Washington, pheasant((,)) and quail((, duck, goose, coot, and snipe)) seasons open at noon. ((In Western Washington, pheasant, quail, duck, goose, coot, and snipe seasons open at 8:00 a.m.))

Exceptions:

1) Western Washington - Pheasant and quail hunting hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in all areas.

2) Clark (except areas south of the Washougal River), Cowlitz, Pacific, and Wahkiakum counties - Goose hunting hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. November-January; and 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. February-March.

3) Bobcat and raccoon are exempt from hunting hour restrictions during established bobcat and raccoon seasons except when that area is open to modern firearm hunting of deer or elk, hunting hours shall be one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset.

4) Hunting hours for falconry seasons (except migratory game bird seasons) are exempt from these hunting hours, except on designated pheasant release sites.



1998-99 OFFICIAL HUNTING HOURS

FOR MIGRATORY GAME BIRDS, UPLAND BIRDS, AND WILD TURKEYS*

September 1, 1998 to January 31, 1999



Western Eastern

Washington Washington

from from

Dates (Inclusive) A.M. to P.M. A.M. to P.M.

Daylight Savings Time

Tues. Sept. 1 - Sun. Sept. 6 6:00 7:45 5:50 7:35

Mon. Sept. 7 - Sun. Sept. 13 6:10 7:35 6:00 7:20

Mon. Sept. 14 - Sun. Sept. 20 6:20 7:20 6:05 7:05

Mon. Sept. 21 - Sun. Sept. 27 6:30 7:05 6:15 6:50

Mon. Sept. 28 - Sun. Oct. 4 6:40 6:50 6:25 6:35

Mon. Oct. 5 - Sun. Oct. 11 6:45 6:35 6:25 6:25

Mon. Oct. 12 - Fri. Oct. 16 6:55 6:20 6:45 6:10

Opening Oct. 17** Sat. 8:00 6:20 Noon 6:05

Weekend** Oct. 18 Sun. 6:55 6:20 6:45 6:05

Mon. Oct. 19 - Sat. Oct. 24 7:05 6:10 6:55 6:00

Pacific Standard Time

Sun. Oct. 25 6:10 5:00 6:00 4:50

Mon. Oct. 26 - Sun. Nov. 1 6:20 4:55 6:05 4:45

Mon. Nov. 2 - Sun. Nov. 8 6:30 4:45 6:15 4:35

Mon. Nov. 9 - Sun. Nov. 15 6:40 4:35 6:30 4:25

Mon. Nov. 16 - Sun. Nov. 22 6:50 4:30 6:40 4:15

Mon. Nov. 23 - Sun. Nov. 29 7:00 4:25 6:50 4:10

Mon. Nov. 30 - Sun. Dec. 6 7:10 4:20 6:55 4:10

Mon. Dec. 7 - Sun. Dec. 13 7:15 4:20 7:05 4:05

Mon. Dec. 14 - Sun. Dec. 20 7:20 4:20 7:10 4:10

Mon. Dec. 21 - Sun. Dec. 27 7:25 4:20 7:15 4:10

Mon. Dec. 28 - Sun. Jan. 3 7:25 4:30 7:15 4:15

Mon. Jan. 4 - Sun. Jan. 10 7:25 4:35 7:15 4:25

Mon. Jan. 11 - Sun. Jan. 17 7:25 4:45 7:10 4:30

Mon. Jan. 18 - Sun. Jan. 24 7:20 4:55 7:05 4:40

Mon. Jan. 25 - Sat. Jan. 31 7:10 5:00 7:00 4:50

*These are lawful hunting hours (one-half hour before sunrise to sunset) for migratory game birds (duck, goose, coot, snipe, mourning dove, and band-tailed pigeon); upland birds (pheasant, quail, partridge); and turkey during established seasons.

**Opening Day (Oct. 11, 1997; Oct. 17, 1998; and Oct. 16, 1999) - In Eastern Washington, pheasant, quail, duck, goose, coot, and snipe seasons open at noon. In Western Washington, pheasant, quail, duck, goose, coot, and snipe seasons open at 8:00 a.m.

Exceptions:

1) Western Washington - Pheasant and quail hunting hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in all areas.

2) Clark (except areas south of the Washougal River), Cowlitz, Pacific, and Wahkiakum counties - Goose hunting hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. November-January; and 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. February-March.

3) Bobcat and raccoon are exempt from hunting hour restrictions during established bobcat and raccoon seasons except when that area is open to modern firearm hunting of deer or elk, hunting hours shall be one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset.

4) Hunting hours for falconry seasons (except migratory game bird seasons) are exempt from these hunting hours, except on designated pheasant release sites.



1999-2000 OFFICIAL HUNTING HOURS

FOR MIGRATORY GAME BIRDS, UPLAND BIRDS, AND WILD TURKEYS*

September 1, 1999 to January 31, 2000



Western Eastern

Washington Washington

from from

Dates (Inclusive) A.M. to P.M. A.M. to P.M.

Daylight Savings Time

Wed. Sept. 1 - Sun. Sept. 5 6:00 7:45 5:45 7:35

Mon. Sept. 6 - Sun. Sept. 12 6:05 7:35 5:50 7:20

Mon. Sept. 13 - Sun. Sept. 19 6:15 7:20 6:05 7:10

Mon. Sept. 20 - Sun. Sept. 26 6:25 7:10 6:15 6:50

Mon. Sept. 27 - Sun. Oct. 3 6:35 6:50 6:25 6:40

Mon. Oct. 4 - Sun. Oct. 10 6:45 6:40 6:35 6:25

Mon. Oct. 11 - Fri. Oct. 15 6:50 6:25 6:45 6:15

Opening Oct. 16** Sat. 8:00 6:25 Noon 6:15

Weekend** Oct. 17 Sun. 6:50 6:25 6:45 6:15

Mon. Oct. 18 - Sun. Oct. 24 7:05 6:15 6:55 6:00

Mon. Oct. 25 - Sat. Oct. 30 7:15 6:00 7:05 5:45

Pacific Standard Time

Sun. Oct. 31 - Sun. Nov. 7 6:25 4:45 6:15 4:35

Mon. Nov. 8 - Sun. Nov. 14 6:35 4:40 6:25 4:25

Mon. Nov. 15 - Sun. Nov. 21 6:50 4:30 6:35 4:20

Mon. Nov. 22 - Sun. Nov. 28 7:00 4:25 6:45 4:10

Mon. Nov. 29 - Sun. Dec. 5 7:05 4:20 6:50 4:10

Mon. Dec. 6 - Sun. Dec. 12 7:10 4:20 7:00 4:05

Mon. Dec. 13 - Sun. Dec. 19 7:20 4:20 7:05 4:05

Mon. Dec. 20 - Sun. Dec. 26 7:25 4:25 7:10 4:10

Mon. Dec. 27 - Sun. Jan. 2 7:30 4:25 7:15 4:15

Mon. Jan. 3 - Sun. Jan. 9 7:30 4:35 7:15 4:20

Mon. Jan. 10 - Sun. Jan. 16 7:25 4:40 7:10 4:30

Mon. Jan. 17 - Sun. Jan. 23 7:20 4:50 7:05 4:45

Mon. Jan. 24 - Mon. Jan. 31 7:15 5:00 7:00 4:50

*These are lawful hunting hours (one-half hour before sunrise to sunset) for migratory game birds (duck, goose, coot, snipe, mourning dove, and band-tailed pigeon); upland birds (pheasant, quail, partridge); and turkey during established seasons.

**Opening Day (Oct. 11, 1997; Oct. 17, 1998; and Oct. 16, 1999) - In Eastern Washington, pheasant, quail, duck, goose, coot, and snipe seasons open at noon. In Western Washington, pheasant, quail, duck, goose, coot, and snipe seasons open at 8:00 a.m.

Exceptions:

1) Western Washington - Pheasant and quail hunting hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in all areas.

2) Clark (except areas south of the Washougal River), Cowlitz, Pacific, and Wahkiakum counties - Goose hunting hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. November-January; and 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. February-March.

3) Bobcat and raccoon are exempt from hunting hour restrictions during established bobcat and raccoon seasons except when that area is open to modern firearm hunting of deer or elk, hunting hours shall be one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset.

4) Hunting hours for falconry seasons (except migratory game bird seasons) are exempt from these hunting hours, except on designated pheasant release sites.



1997-1998 OFFICIAL HUNTING HOURS

FOR GAME ANIMALS & GAME BIRDS (EXCEPT MIGRATORY AND UPLAND GAME BIRDS)*

September 1, 1997 to January 31, 1998



Western Eastern

Washington Washington

from from

Dates (Inclusive) A.M. to P.M. A.M. to P.M.

Daylight Savings Time

Mon. Sept. 1 - Sun. Sept. 7 6:00 8:15 5:50 8:00

Mon. Sept. 8 - Sun. Sept. 14 6:10 8:00 6:00 7:50

Mon. Sept. 15 - Sun. Sept. 21 6:20 7:45 6:10 7:35

Mon. Sept. 22 - Sun. Sept. 28 6:30 7:30 6:15 7:20

Mon. Sept. 29 - Sun. Oct. 5 6:40 7:15 6:30 7:05

Mon. Oct. 6 - Fri. Oct. 10 6:45 7:00 6:35 6:55

((Opening Oct. 11** Sat. 6:50** 7:00 6:40** 6:45

Weekend**)) Oct. 12 Sun. 6:50 7:00 6:40 6:45

Mon. Oct. 13 - Sun. Oct. 19 7:00 6:50 6:50 6:40

Mon. Oct. 20 - Sat. Oct. 25 7:10 6:40 7:00 6:25

Pacific Standard Time

Sun. Oct. 26 6:15 5:30 6:00 5:20

Mon. Oct. 27 - Sun. Nov. 2 6:20 5:25 6:15 5:15

Mon. Nov. 3 - Sun. Nov. 9 6:30 5:15 6:20 5:00

Mon. Nov. 10 - Sun. Nov. 16 6:40 5:05 6:30 4:55

Mon. Nov. 17 - Sun. Nov. 23 6:50 5:00 6:40 4:45

Mon. Nov. 24 - Sun. Nov. 30 7:00 4:50 6:50 4:40

Mon. Dec. 1 - Sun. Dec. 7 7:10 4:50 7:00 4:40

Mon. Dec. 8 - Sun. Dec. 14 7:15 4:50 7:05 4:35

Mon. Dec. 15 - Sun. Dec. 21 7:20 4:50 7:10 4:40

Mon. Dec. 22 - Sun. Dec. 28 7:25 4:55 7:15 4:40

Mon. Dec. 29 - Sun. Jan. 4 7:25 5:00 7:15 4:45

Mon. Jan. 5 - Sun. Jan. 11 7:25 5:05 7:15 4:55

Mon. Jan. 12 - Sun. Jan. 18 7:25 5:15 7:10 5:05

Mon. Jan. 19 - Sun. Jan. 25 7:20 5:25 7:05 5:15

Mon. Jan. 26 - Sat. Jan. 31 7:10 5:30 7:00 5:20

*These are lawful hunting hours (one-half hour before sunrise to sunset) for migratory game birds (duck, goose, coot, snipe, mourning dove, and band-tailed pigeon and turkey during established seasons.

**Pheasant/quail ((O))opening ((D))day (Oct. 11, 1997; Oct. 17, 1998; and Oct. 16, 1999) - In Eastern Washington, pheasant((,)) and quail((, duck, goose, coot, and snipe)) seasons open at noon. ((In Western Washington, pheasant, quail, duck, goose, coot, and snipe seasons open at 8:00 a.m.))

Exceptions:

1) Western Washington - Pheasant and quail hunting hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in all areas.

2) Clark (except areas south of the Washougal River), Cowlitz, Pacific, and Wahkiakum counties - Goose hunting hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. November-January; and 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. February-March.

3) Bobcat and raccoon are exempt from hunting hour restrictions during established bobcat and raccoon seasons except when that area is open to modern firearm hunting of deer or elk, hunting hours shall be one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset.

4) Hunting hours for falconry seasons (except migratory game bird seasons) are exempt from these hunting hours, except on designated pheasant release sites.



1998-1999 OFFICIAL HUNTING HOURS

FOR GAME ANIMALS & GAME BIRDS (EXCEPT MIGRATORY AND UPLAND GAME BIRDS)*

September 1, 1998 to January 31, 1999



Western Eastern

Washington Washington

from from

Dates (Inclusive) A.M. to P.M. A.M. to P.M.

Daylight Savings Time

Tues. Sept. 1 - Sun. Sept. 6 6:00 8:15 5:50 8:05

Mon. Sept. 7 - Sun. Sept. 13 6:10 8:05 6:00 7:50

Mon. Sept. 14 - Sun. Sept. 20 6:20 7:50 6:05 7:35

Mon. Sept. 21 - Sun. Sept. 27 6:30 7:35 6:15 7:20

Mon. Sept. 28 - Sun. Oct. 4 6:40 7:20 6:25 7:05

Mon. Oct. 5 - Sun. Oct. 11 6:45 7:05 6:25 6:55

Mon. Oct. 12 - Fri. Oct. 16 6:55 6:50 6:45 6:40

Opening Oct. 17** Sat. 6:55** 6:50 6:45** 6:35

Weekend** Oct. 18 Sun. 6:55 6:50 6:45 6:35

Mon. Oct. 19 - Sat. Oct. 24 7:05 6:40 6:55 6:30

Pacific Standard Time

Sun. Oct. 25 6:10 5:30 6:00 5:20

Mon. Oct. 26 - Sun. Nov. 1 6:20 5:25 6:05 5:15

Mon. Nov. 2 - Sun. Nov. 8 6:30 5:15 6:15 5:05

Mon. Nov. 9 - Sun. Nov. 15 6:40 5:05 6:30 4:55

Mon. Nov. 16 - Sun. Nov. 22 6:50 5:00 6:40 4:45

Mon. Nov. 23 - Sun. Nov. 29 7:00 4:55 6:50 4:40

Mon. Nov. 30 - Sun. Dec. 6 7:10 4:50 6:55 4:40

Mon. Dec. 7 - Sun. Dec. 13 7:15 4:50 7:05 4:35

Mon. Dec. 14 - Sun. Dec. 20 7:20 4:50 7:10 4:40

Mon. Dec. 21 - Sun. Dec. 27 7:25 4:50 7:15 4:40

Mon. Dec. 28 - Sun. Jan. 3 7:25 5:00 7:15 4:45

Mon. Jan. 4 - Sun. Jan. 10 7:25 5:05 7:15 4:55

Mon. Jan. 11 - Sun. Jan. 17 7:25 5:15 7:10 5:00

Mon. Jan. 18 - Sun. Jan. 24 7:20 5:25 7:05 5:10

Mon. Jan. 25 - Sat. Jan. 31 7:10 5:30 7:00 5:20

*These are lawful hunting hours (one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset) for all game animals and game birds (except duck, goose, coot, snipe, mourning dove, band-tailed pigeon, pheasant, quail, partridge and turkey) during established seasons.

**Opening Day (Oct. 11, 1997; Oct. 17, 1998; and Oct. 16, 1999) - In Eastern Washington, pheasant, quail, duck, goose, coot, and snipe seasons open at noon. In Western Washington, pheasant, quail, duck, goose, coot, and snipe seasons open at 8:00 a.m.

Exceptions:

1) Western Washington - Pheasant and quail hunting hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in all areas.

2) Clark (except areas south of the Washougal River), Cowlitz, Pacific, and Wahkiakum counties - Goose hunting hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. November-January; and 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. February-March.

3) Bobcat and raccoon are exempt from hunting hour restrictions during established bobcat and raccoon seasons except when that area is open to modern firearm hunting of deer or elk, hunting hours shall be one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset.

4) Hunting hours for falconry seasons (except migratory game bird seasons) are exempt from these hunting hours, except on designated pheasant release sites.



1999-2000 OFFICIAL HUNTING HOURS

FOR GAME ANIMALS & GAME BIRDS (EXCEPT MIGRATORY AND UPLAND GAME BIRDS)*

September 1, 1999 to January 31, 2000



Western Eastern

Washington Washington

from from

Dates (Inclusive) A.M. to P.M. A.M. to P.M.

Daylight Savings Time

Wed. Sept. 1 - Sun. Sept. 5 6:00 8:15 5:45 8:05

Mon. Sept. 6 - Sun. Sept. 12 6:05 8:05 5:50 7:50

Mon. Sept. 13 - Sun. Sept. 19 6:15 7:50 6:05 7:40

Mon. Sept. 20 - Sun. Sept. 26 6:25 7:40 6:15 7:20

Mon. Sept. 27 - Sun. Oct. 3 6:35 7:20 6:25 7:10

Mon. Oct. 4 - Sun. Oct. 10 6:45 7:10 6:35 6:55

Mon. Oct. 11 - Fri. Oct. 15 6:50 6:55 6:45 6:45

Opening Oct. 16** Sat. 6:50** 6:55 6:45** 6:45

Weekend** Oct. 17 Sun. 6:50 6:55 6:45 6:45

Mon. Oct. 18 - Sun. Oct. 24 7:05 6:45 6:55 6:30

Mon. Oct. 25 - Sat. Oct. 30 7:15 6:30 7:05 6:15

Pacific Standard Time

Sun. Oct. 31 - Sun. Nov. 7 6:25 5:15 6:15 5:05

Mon. Nov. 8 - Sun. Nov. 14 6:35 5:10 6:25 4:55

Mon. Nov. 15 - Sun. Nov. 21 6:50 5:00 6:35 4:50

Mon. Nov. 22 - Sun. Nov. 28 7:00 4:55 6:45 4:40

Mon. Nov. 29 - Sun. Dec. 5 7:05 4:50 6:50 4:40

Mon. Dec. 6 - Sun. Dec. 12 7:10 4:50 7:00 4:35

Mon. Dec. 13 - Sun. Dec. 19 7:20 4:50 7:05 4:35

Mon. Dec. 20 - Sun. Dec. 26 7:25 4:55 7:10 4:40

Mon. Dec. 27 - Sun. Jan. 2 7:30 4:55 7:15 4:45

Mon. Jan. 3 - Sun. Jan. 9 7:30 5:05 7:15 4:50

Mon. Jan. 10 - Sun. Jan. 16 7:25 5:10 7:10 5:00

Mon. Jan. 17 - Sun. Jan. 23 7:20 5:20 7:05 5:15

Mon. Jan. 24 - Mon. Jan. 31 7:15 5:30 7:00 5:20

*These are lawful hunting hours (one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset) for all game animals and game birds (except duck, goose, coot, snipe, mourning dove, band-tailed pigeon, pheasant, quail, partridge and turkey) during established seasons.

**Opening Day (Oct. 11, 1997; Oct. 17, 1998; and Oct. 16, 1999) - In Eastern Washington, pheasant, quail, duck, goose, coot, and snipe seasons open at noon. In Western Washington, pheasant, quail, duck, goose, coot, and snipe seasons open at 8:00 a.m.

Exceptions:

1) Western Washington - Pheasant and quail hunting hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in all areas.

2) Clark (except areas south of the Washougal River), Cowlitz, Pacific, and Wahkiakum counties - Goose hunting hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. November-January; and 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. February-March.

3) Bobcat and raccoon are exempt from hunting hour restrictions during established bobcat and raccoon seasons except when that area is open to modern firearm hunting of deer or elk, hunting hours shall be one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset.

4) Hunting hours for falconry seasons (except migratory game bird seasons) are exempt from these hunting hours, except on designated pheasant release sites.



[Open Style:Columns On]

Hound Hunting During Deer and Elk Hunting Seasons

It is unlawful to hunt any wildlife at night or wild animals with dogs (hounds) during the months of September, October, or November in any area open to a center-fire rifle deer or elk season. The use of hounds to hunt black bear, cougar, and bobcat is prohibited year around.

bobcat

Bag and Possession Limits: No Limit

open season: Statewide, except closed in GMU 522.

Sept. 2, 1997-Mar. 15, 1998; Sept. 8, 1998-Mar. 15, 1999; Sept. 7, 1999-Mar. 15, 2000.

raccoon

Bag and Possession Limits: No Limit

open season: Statewide, except closed on Long Island within Willapa National Wildlife Refuge and in GMU 522.

Sept. 2, 1997-Mar. 15, 1998; Sept. 8, 1998-Mar. 15, 1999; Sept. 7, 1999-Mar. 15, 2000.

fox

Bag and Possession Limits: No Limit

open season: Statewide, except closed within the exterior boundaries of the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie, Okanogan, Wenatchee, and Gifford Pinchot National Forests and GMUs 407, 410, and 522.

Sept. 2, 1997-Mar. 15, 1998; Sept. 8, 1998-Mar. 15, 1999; Sept. 7, 1999-Mar. 15, 2000.

coyote

Bag and Possession Limits: No Limit

open season: Statewide, year around except closed in GMU 522 and closed from September 15 to November 30 in the Pasayten Wilderness, GMUs 426 and 450, and those portions of GMUs 218, 304, and 448 within the external boundaries of the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie, Okanogan, and Wenatchee National Forests. However, coyote may only be killed and/or pursued with hounds during the following period: Sept. 2, 1997-Mar. 15, 1998; Sept. 8, 1998-Mar. 15, 1999; Sept. 7, 1999-Mar. 15, 2000; except coyote may be hunted year around with hounds in Grant, Adams, Benton, and Franklin counties.

forest grouse (blue, ruffed, and spruce)

Bag and Possession Limits: Three (3) grouse per day, with a total of nine (9) grouse in possession at any time; straight or mixed bag.

Statewide: Sept. 1-Dec. 31 during 1997, 1998, and 1999; except closed in GMU 522.

ptarmigan

Season closed statewide.

upland birds

Eastern Washington

Ring-necked Pheasant

Bag and Possession Limits: Three (3) cock pheasants per day, with a total of fifteen (15) cock pheasants in possession at any time.

Juvenile Season: Sept. 27 & 28, 1997; Oct. 3 & 4, 1998; Oct. 2 & 3, 1999 open only to juvenile hunters age 15 and under. Juvenile hunters must be accompanied by an adult of at least 18 years old who is not hunting.

Regular Season: Noon Oct. 11-Dec. 31, 1997; Noon Oct. 17-Dec. 31, 1998; Noon Oct. 16-Dec. 31, 1999.

Chukar Partridge

Bag and Possession Limits: Six (6) chukar per day, with a total of eighteen (18) chukar in possession at any time.

Regular Season: Oct. 1, 1997-Jan. 11, 1998; Oct. 1, 1998-Jan. 10, 1999; Oct. 1, 1999-Jan. 9, 2000.

Gray (Hungarian) Partridge

Bag and Possession Limits: Six (6) gray partridges per day, with a total of eighteen (18) gray partridges in possession at any time.

Regular Season: Oct. 1, 1997-Jan. 11, 1998; Oct. 1, 1998-Jan. 10, 1999; Oct. 1, 1999-Jan. 9, 2000.

Mountain Quail

Season closed throughout eastern Washington

Valley and Bobwhite Quail

Bag and Possession Limits: Ten (10) quail per day, with a total of thirty (30) quail in possession at any time, straight or mixed bag.

Juvenile Season: Sept. 27 & 28, 1997; Oct. 3 & 4, 1998; Oct. 2 & 3, 1999 open only to juvenile hunters age 15 and under. Juvenile hunters must be accompanied by an adult of at least 18 years old who is not hunting.

Regular Season: Noon Oct. 11, 1997-Jan. 11, 1998; Noon Oct. 17, 1998-Jan. 10, 1999; Noon Oct. 16, 1999-Jan. 9, 2000.

Yakama Indian Reservation: The 1997-98, 1998-99, 1999-2000 Upland Bird Seasons within the Yakama Indian Reservation shall be the same as the season established by the Yakama Indian Nation.

Western Washington

Ring-necked Pheasant

Bag and Possession Limits: Two (2) pheasants of either sex per day on designated release sites, except two (2) cock pheasants per day on other than designated release sites, with a total of fifteen (15) pheasants in possession at any time.

Early season: Sept. 20-26, 1997; Sept. 26-Oct. 2, 1998; and Sept. 25-Oct. 1, 1999 for juvenile hunters under 15 and senior hunters 65 years of age or older. Juvenile hunters must be accompanied by an adult.

Sept. 27-Nov. 30, 1997; Oct. 3-Nov. 30, 1998; and Oct. 2-Nov. 30, 1999; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; except Dungeness Recreation site (Clallam County) starting Oct. 11, 1997; Oct. 17, 1998; Oct. 16, 1999; except closed in GMU 522.

A Western Washington Upland Bird Permit is required to hunt pheasant, quail, and partridge in western Washington, in addition to a current hunting license. Pheasant kills only must be recorded. Upon taking a pheasant, the holder of a Western Washington Upland Bird Permit must immediately enter on the corresponding space the date and location of kill.

There are three options available for the 1997, 1998, 1999 hunting season:

(1) Full Season Option: Allows the harvest of ten (10) pheasants.

(2) Juvenile (under 15): Allows the harvest of six (6) pheasants.

(3) 2-Day Option: Allows the harvest of four (4) pheasants during two consecutive days.

Every person possessing a Western Washington Upland Bird Permit must by December 31, return the permit to the Department of Fish and Wildlife. The number of permits purchased per year is not limited. Hunters may only possess one valid permit at a time.

A hunter shall select one valid option at the time they purchase their Western Washington Upland Bird Permit.

Special Restriction: Non-toxic shot must be used in a shotgun to hunt pheasant on the Skagit Wildlife Area. Hunting is restricted on weekend mornings at Lake Terrell (all units including ARCO and INTELCO), Tennant Lake, Snoqualmie (including Stillwater, Cherry Valley, and Two Rivers segments) and Skagit (including headquarters and Smith Farm segments) Skookumchuck and Scatter Creek wildlife areas. Only hunters with Western Washington Upland Bird Permits marked "odd" may hunt these sites from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. on odd numbered weekend days. Only hunters with Western Washington Upland Bird Permits marked "even" may hunt these sites from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. on even numbered weekend days. Hunters that select the two day option, senior hunters 65 years of age or older, and juvenile hunters 14 years of age or younger may hunt during either weekend day morning. Juvenile hunters must be accompanied by an adult with an appropriately marked upland bird permit.

Mountain Quail

Bag and Possession Limits: Two (2) mountain quail per day, with a total of four (4) mountain quail in possession at any time.

Oct. 11-Nov. 30, 1997; Oct. 17-Nov. 30, 1998; Oct. 16-Nov. 30, 1999. except closed in GMU 522.

Valley and Bobwhite Quail

Bag and Possession Limits: Ten (10) valley or bobwhite quail per day, with a total of thirty (30) valley or bobwhite quail in possession at any time; straight or mixed bag.

Oct. 11-Nov. 30, 1997; Oct. 17-Nov. 30, 1998; Oct. 16-Nov. 30, 1999; except closed in GMU 522.

turkey

Spring Season

Gobblers and Turkeys with Visible Beards Only.

Statewide: April 15-May 15, 1997; April 15-May 15, 1998; and April 15-May 15, 1999.

Fall Season

Either Sex

Klickitat and Skamania counties: Nov. 27-Dec. 1, 1997; Nov. 26-30, 1998; Nov. 25-29, 1999.

Asotin, Columbia, Garfield, and Walla Walla counties: Nov. 27-Dec. 1, 1997; Nov. 26-30, 1998; Nov. 25-29, 1999. Only hunters that successfully complete the Department of Fish and Wildlife's Advanced Hunter Education (AHE) program will be eligible to hunt turkeys during this season. A certification card will be issued to all AHE graduates and must be in possession in addition to a valid hunting license and turkey tag while hunting in this area.

official hunting hours/bag limits:

Bag and Possession Limit: One turkey per day, with a total of three (3) per year; only one turkey from each subspecies may be killed per year in 1997, 1998 and 1999; Subspecies are defined by county of kill.

Eastern Wild Turkey: All of western Washington excluding Skamania and Klickitat counties.

Rio Grande Wild Turkey: All of eastern Washington excluding Klickitat, Ferry, Pend Oreille, and Stevens counties.

Merriam's Wild Turkey: Skamania, Klickitat, Pend Oreille, Ferry and Stevens counties.

Tag Sale Cutoff: All multiple tags must be purchased by April 14 each year; a single statewide tag may be purchased at any time.

Hunting Hours: One-half hour before sunrise to sunset during spring and fall seasons.

special regulations:

1. Turkey season is open for shotgun and bow-and-arrow hunting only.

2. A turkey tag is required for hunting turkey.

3. Each successful hunter must complete and return a game harvest report card to the Department of Fish and Wildlife within ten days after taking a turkey.

4. It is unlawful to use dogs to hunt turkeys.

sage and sharp-tailed grouse

Season Closed Statewide.

bird dog training season

Aug. 1, 1997-Mar. 15, 1998; Aug. 1, 1998-Mar. 15, 1999; and Aug. 1, 1999-Mar. 15, 2000, except from Sept. 27-Nov. 30, 1997, Oct. 3-Nov. 30, 1998, and Oct. 2-Nov. 30, 1999, dog training is prohibited except from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on designated western Washington pheasant release sites.

Dog training may be conducted year around on posted portions of: Region One - Espanola (T 24 N, R 40 E, E 1/2 of Sec. 16); Region Two - Wahluke Wildlife Area north of Highway 24; Region Three - South L.T. Murray Wildlife Area; Region Four - Fort Lewis Military Base, Skagit Wildlife Area, Lake Terrell Wildlife Area, and Snoqualmie Wildlife Area; Region Six - Scatter Creek Wildlife Area.

canada goose september season

((Early September Canada Goose season for Clark, Cowlitz, Pacific, and Wahkiakum counties.

Bag and Possession Limits: Three (3) Canada geese per day with a total of six (6) in possession at any time.

Sept. 1-15, 1997; Sept. 1-15, 1998; Sept. 1-15, 1999.

Open Area: Clark, Cowlitz, Pacific, and Wahkiakum counties.

Early September Canada Goose Season for the remainder of western Washington and all of eastern Washington.))

Bag and Possession Limits: Three (3) Canada geese per day with a total of six (6) in possession at any time.

Statewide: ((September 6-12, 1997;)) September 8-14, 1998; September 7-13, 1999.

((Open Area: Statewide, except Clark, Cowlitz, Pacific, and Wahkiakum counties.))

band-tailed pigeon

Closed Season Statewide.

mourning dove

Bag and possession limits: Ten (10) mourning doves per day with a total of twenty (20) mourning doves in possession at any time.

Statewide: Sept. 1-15, 1997; Sept. 1-15, 1998; and Sept. 1-15, 1999; except closed in GMU 522.

rabbit and hare

Cottontail, Snowshoe Hare (or Washington Hare), and Jackrabbit.

Bag and Possession Limits: Five (5) rabbits or hares per day, with a total of fifteen (15) in possession at any time; straight or mixed bag.

Statewide: Sept. 1, 1997-Mar. 15, 1998; Sept. 1, 1998-Mar. 15, 1999; Sept. 1, 1999-Mar. 15, 2000; except closed in GMU 522.

crows

Bag and possession limits: No limits

Statewide: Oct. 1, 1997-Jan. 31, 1998; Oct. 1, 1998-Jan. 31, 1999; Oct. 1, 1999-Jan. 31, 2000.

falconry seasons

Upland Game Bird - Falconry

Daily bag: Two (2) pheasants (either sex), six (6) partridge, five (5) quail, and three (3) forest grouse (blue, ruffed, spruce) per day.

Statewide: Sept. 1, 1997-Mar. 15, 1998; Sept. 1, 1998-Mar. 15, 1999; Sept. 1, 1999-Mar. 15, 2000.

Mourning Dove - Falconry

Daily Bag: Three (3) mourning doves per day straight bag or mixed bag with snipe, coots, ducks, and geese during established seasons.

Statewide: Sept. 1-15 and Oct. 1-Dec. 31, 1997; Sept. 1-15 and Oct. 1-Dec. 31, 1998; and Sept. 1-15 and Oct. 1-Dec. 31, 1999.

Cottontail and Hare - Falconry

Daily bag: Five (5) rabbits or hares per day; straight or mixed bag.

Statewide: Aug. 1, 1997-Mar. 15, 1998; Aug. 1, 1998-Mar. 15, 1999; Aug. 1, 1999-Mar. 15, 2000, for cottontail, snowshoe hare (or Washington hare), white-tailed and black-tailed jackrabbits.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040. 97-06-045 (Order 97-28), 232-28-264, filed 2/27/97, effective 3/30/97.]

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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