FISH AND WILDLIFE
[Filed November 5, 1997, 8:57 a.m.]
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 97-19-027.
Title of Rule: To adopt WAC 232-28-271 Private lands wildlife management area hunting seasons, rules and boundary descriptions.
Purpose: To adopt WAC 232-28-271 1998-99 Private lands wildlife management areas hunts, rules, and boundary descriptions.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.12.040.
Statute Being Implemented: RCW 77.12.040.
Summary: Private lands wildlife management area (PLWMA) hunting seasons for 1998 and 1999 are proposed at this time to allow the PLWMAs time to advertise for their hunts. All general and permit seasons, as well as boundary descriptions, are included in this WAC to simplify the rule.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: Hunting seasons are proposed as recommended by the private lands managers.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting and Implementation: Dave Brittell, Assistant Director, Wildlife Management, Olympia, (360) 902-2504; and Enforcement: Ron Swatfigure, Assistant Director, Enforcement, Olympia, (360) 902-2932.
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 rule will establish general and permit seasons on private land management areas.
Proposal does not change existing rules. See above.
No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. This rule does not affect small business.
Section 201, chapter 403, Laws of 1995, does not apply to this rule adoption.
Hearing Location: Red Lion Inn, North 1100 Sullivan Road, Spokane, WA 99220, phone (509) 924-9000, on December 12-13, 1997, at 8:00 a.m.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Debbie Nelson by November 30, 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) 902-2940, by November 30, 1997.
Date of Intended Adoption: December 13, 1997.
November 5, 1997
WAC 232-28-271 Private lands wildlife management area hunting
seasons, rules and boundary descriptions
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PLWMA 201 - Wilson Creek (Grant County): This area surrounds Billy Clapp
Lake directly north of the town of Stratford and northwest of the town
of Wilson Creek. The legal description is T22N, R29E; north 1/2 of
Section 3, Section 4 except southeast 1/4 of southeast 1/4 and north 1/2
of northwest 1/4; Section 5; Section 6 north of State Highway 28;
Sections 8 and 9. T23N, R29E, Sections 5, 6, 7, and 8; Sections 13, 14,
17, and 18; Section 19 except for northwest 1/4 of the southwest 1/4;
Sections 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, and 29; southeast 1/4 of
Section 30; Section 31; Section 32 south 1/2 of northwest 1/4 and north
1/2 of southwest 1/4; Sections 33, 34, and 35. T23N, R28E, Sections 1
and 2, Section 3 except west 1/4; Section 4 except southwest 1/4 and east
1/2 of southeast 1/4; Section 5; Section 6 except west 1/4; Sections 7
and 8; Section 9 except south 1/2; north 1/2 of Section 10 except west
1/4; Section 11 except south 1/4; north 1/2 of Section 12; Section 15
except that part within Stratford Game Reserve; Section 16 except
northeast 1/4; Sections 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, and 23; Sections 26, 27,
28, 29, 30, and 33; north 1/2 and north 1/2 of south 1/2 of Section 34;
Section 35 except that part in game reserve. T23N, R27E, Section 11,
south 1/2 of southwest 1/4 and west 1/4 of southeast 1/4 of Section 12;
Sections 13 and 14; Section 22 except west 1/2 of southwest 1/4; Sections
23, 24, 25, 26, and 27. T24N, R28E, Section 35. T24N, R29E, Section 31;
west 1/2 of Section 32. Public lands with the external boundaries are
not part of the PLWMA.
PLWMA 401 - Champion (Pierce County): Beginning at the intersection of
Champion haul road (Champion 1 Rd.) and the Camp One Road near the town
of Kapowsin; then southwest along Champion 1 Rd. to east side of Lake
Kapowsin; then along east side of Lake Kapowsin to Ohop Creek; then up
Ohop Creek to Champion ownership line; then along ownership line to N.W.
corner Section 31, T17N, R5E; then south along section line to 1/4 corner
Section 6, T16N, R5E; then easterly along Weyerhaeuser/Champion ownership
line to intersection with Busy Wild Creek; then up Busy Wild Creek to
intersection with Champion ownership on the section line between Sections
10 & 15, T15N, R6E; then west and south along DNR/Champion ownership line
and Plum Creek Timber Co./Champion ownership line to most southerly point
of Champion ownership (northwest of Ashford, WA); then easterly along
Champion ownership line to DNR/Champion ownership line; then north and
east to USFS/Champion ownership line; then north along USFS/Champion
ownership line to S.W. corner Section 31, T16N, R7E; then east along
USFS/Champion ownership line to S.E. corner Section 31, T16N, R7E; then
north along USFS/Champion ownership line to N.W. corner Section 32, T16N,
R7E; then east along Plum Creek Timber Co./USFS ownership line to N.E.
corner Section 32, T16N, R7E; then south along USFS/Champion ownership
line to S.E. corner Section 32, T16N, R7E; then east along USFS/Champion
ownership line to Mount Rainier National Park Boundary; then north along
Mount Rainier National Park Boundary to N.E. corner Section 33 T17N, R7E;
then following north and west along USFS/Champion ownership line to
intersection with SR 165 near the N.E. corner Section 24, T17N, R7E; then
northwest along SR 165 to intersection with Carbon River; then down
Carbon River to the BPA Transmission Line; then south and west along the
powerline to the Fisk Road; then south along the Fisk Road to the King
Creek Gate; then north and west along the Brooks Road BPA Transmission
line; then southwest along BPA Transmission line to the Puyallup River
(excluding all small, private ownership); then up Puyallup River to
intersection with Champion haul road bridge; then south along Champion
haul road to point of beginning. Another portion of PLWMA 401 Champion
is the Buckley block (Kapowsin North described as follows: Beginning at
the intersection of the BPA Transmission line and South Prairie Creek;
then up South Prairie Creek to East Fork South Prairie Creek; then up
East Fork South Prairie Creek to Plum Creek Timber Co./Champion ownership
line (on south line of Section 33, T19N, R7E); then along Champion
ownership line to center line of Section 34, T19N, R7E; then north and
east along DNR/Champion ownership line to S.W. corner Section 27, T19N,
R7E; then north along Weyerhaeuser/Champion ownership line to White
River; then down White River to where it crosses west line Section 6,
T19N, R7E; then south and west along Champion ownership line to
intersection with South Prairie Creek; then up South Prairie Creek to
point of beginning.
PLWMA 401A - Kapowsin North (Buckley): That portion of PLWMA 401
description which includes the Buckley block.
PLWMA 401B - Kapowsin Central (King Creek): That portion of PLWMA 401
description which lies to the north of the Puyallup River, excluding the
PLWMA 401C - Kapowsin South (Kapowsin): That portion of PLWMA 401
description which lies to the south of the Puyallup River.
PLWMA 600 - Merrill and Ring (Clallam County): Beginning at Clallam Bay,
east along the Strait of Juan de Fuca to the mouth of Deep Creek, then
south along Deep Creek to the township line between Townships 30 and 31,
then west along said township line to Highway 113 (Burnt Mt. Road) and
north along Burnt Mt. Road (Highway 112 and 113) to Clallam Bay and point
of beginning, except the following described lands: T31N R10W: E 1/2
W 1/2, E 1/2 West of Deep Creek Section 19, Except SW 1/4 NW 1/4, SW 1/4,
W 1/2 E 1/2 West of Deep Creek Section 30, Except North & West of Deep
Creek Section 31: T31N R11W; Except the SW 1/4 SE 1/4 Section 7, Except
that portion of NW 1/4 SE 1/4 which is County Park Section 10, Except the
NE 1/4 NE 1/4 Section 14, Except W 1/2, W 1/2 E 1/2, SE 1/4 NE 1/4, NE
1/4 SE 1/4 Section 16, Except SW 1/4 NE 1/4 Section 17, Except NW 1/4 NW
1/4, SE 1/4 NW 1/4, SE 1/4, NE 1/4, NW 1/4 SE 1/4 Section 18, Except W
1/2 SW 1/4, SW 1/4 NE 1/4 Section 19, Except W 1/2 SW 1/4 Section 27,
Except S 1/2 S 1/2, N 1/2 SW 1/4 Section 28, Except E 1/2 SE 1/4, SW 1/4
SE 1/4, NE 1/4, SW 1/4 Section 29, Except SW 1/4 SE 1/4 Section 30,
Except NE 1/4 Section 31, Except All Section 32, Except All Section 33,
except SW 1/4 NE 1/4, S 1/2 Section 34, T31N R12W; Except SE 1/4 SE 1/4,
W 1/2 SE 1/4 East of Highway 112 Section 4, Except All East of Highway
112 Section 9, Except E 1/2 NE 1/4, SW 1/4 NE 1/4, W 1/2, SW 1/4, NW 1/4
SE 1/4 Section 13, Except S 1/2 SE 1/4 Section 14, Except E 1/2 NW 1/4
East of Highway 112 Section 23, Except N 1/2 SW 1/4, SE 1/4 NW 1/4
Section 24, Except SE 1/4 SW 1/4, SW 1/4 SE 1/4 Section 26, Except N 1/2
N 1/2, NE 1/4 SW 1/4 Section 35, Except All Section 36: T32N R12W;
Except W 1/2 SE 1/4 Section 21, Except All Section 22, Except NW 1/4
Section 27, Except NE 1/4, N 1/2 SE 1/4, E 1/2 W 1/2 East of Highway 112
Section 28, Except E 1/2 W 1/2 East of Highway 112 Section 33, Except S
1/2 Section 36.
PLWMA 600A North - Merrill and Ring North: That portion of PLWMA 600
north of Highway 112.
PLWMA 600B South - Merrill and Ring South: That portion of PLWMA 600
south of Highway 112.