WSR 98-21-092

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[Filed October 21, 1998, 11:55 a.m.]



Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 98-17-089 and 98-15-149.

Purpose: To amend WAC 232-28-274, 232-28-272, 232-28-264, 232-28-260, and 232-28-271; and adopt WAC 232-28-275.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.12.040; section 41, chapter 191, Laws of 1998.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 77.12.040; section 41, chapter 191, Laws of 1998.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: WAC 232-28-274 Big game auction permits and raffles, this regulation establishes the rules for sheep and elk auction permit hunts and elk, deer, sheep, moose, and turkey raffle permit hunts. The Washington state legislature and governor authorized the Department of Fish and Wildlife to provide auction and raffle hunts to provide dedicated funding for management of those species. The agency proposal is to continue offering elk and sheep auction tags and elk, deer, sheep, and moose raffle tags and to add new raffle turkey tags. The funds generated by each species tag sale are dedicated for management of that species. The addition of turkey raffle tags allows for dedicated funds to continue the work of expanding turkey populations in the state. Does not affect small business.

WAC 232-28-272 1999-2000 Black bear and cougar hunting seasons and regulations, the amendments provide license and tag language changes that provide consistency with the license reform bill. The amendments also provide for an increase in the cougar bag limit to two per year per hunter, and shorten the fall black bear season in the Blue Mountains. The fall season is being returned to an opening date following Labor Day. This shortened fall season is being offset by the creation of a new spring season, when hunter success should be high. The amendments are proposed to assist in achieving black bear and cougar harvest management objectives. Increasing the bag limit to two cougar will likely result in minimal additional cougar harvest, but any potential increase in the number of cougar taken during the general season may assist in reducing cougar complaints being reported by the general public. A spring, permit-controlled hunt in conjunction with a fall bear season will allow the greatest opportunity to meet black bear management objectives. Does not affect small business.

WAC 232-28-264 Official hunting hours and small game seasons, the proposed amendments provide clarification on the turkey tag requirements and consistency with license changes that have resulted from the passing of the license reform bill. Clarification and consistency between license reform statutes and agency WACs. The rule will clarify the tag requirements for wild turkey hunters and will provide language that is consistent with the new small game license. Does not affect small business.

WAC 232-28-260 Special hunting seasons, the special hunting seasons WAC is being amended so that youth and senior citizen hunters have a standard eligibility for permit hunts and general season hunting activity. The special hunting seasons WAC is also amended to allow the opportunity for applications and permit hunts for either black bear or cougar. The proposed amendments provide consistency between license reform statutes and agency WACs. Amendments to this rule will provide a consistent definition of youth and senior citizen hunters between statute and WAC. Youth hunters are all persons under sixteen years of age. A hunter will be considered eligible to apply or participate in all youth hunts throughout the license year as long as they have lawfully acquired a youth hunting license (purchase eligibility is based on the age you are at the time of license purchase). Senior citizen hunters are now referred to as "age 65 and over hunters," and are defined as persons 65 years of age or older on March 31 of the license year. Does not affect small business.

WAC 232-28-271 Private lands wildlife management area hunting seasons, rules and boundary descriptions, proposed changes for 1999 seasons on private lands wildlife management areas.

Wilson Creek: -Archery fee access buck permits are dropped.

Champion: -Antlerless deer special permits are reduced by fifty percent.

-Three new hunts are proposed for antlerless deer for annual access permit holders on a quota basis.

-Antlerless only elk hunts are dropped.

Merrill and Ring: -Change from antlerless only to a 3 Pt. Minimum or antlerless requirement for their raffle archery deer hunt.

Private lands wildlife management areas enhance fish and wildlife resources and provide recreational opportunity that might otherwise not be available. Establishes 1999 seasons for deer and elk on private lands wildlife management areas. Does not affect small business.

New WAC 232-28-275 1999 Black bear special permit season/quotas, adoption of this WAC establishes a permit season and permit quotas for black bear in the Blue Mountains. A spring, permit-controlled hunt in conjunction with a fall season will allow the greatest opportunity to meet black bear harvest management objectives for this area, while providing a unique quality recreational bear hunting opportunity. The rule will allow hunters to apply for permit hunts in seven different game management units in the Blue Mountains. Does not affect small business.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting and Implementation: Mike Kuttel, Assistant Director, Wildlife Management, Olympia, (360) 902-2504; and Enforcement: Bruce Bjork, Acting Assistant Director, Enforcement, Olympia, (360) 902-2932.

Name of Proponent: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, governmental.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Explanation of Rule, its Purpose, and Anticipated Effects: See Purpose above.

Proposal Changes the Following Existing Rules: See Purpose 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. These rules are not related to the hydraulics code.

Hearing Location: DoubleTree Hotel, Seattle Airport, 18740 Pacific Highway South, Seattle, WA, on December 4-5, 1998, at 8:00 a.m.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Debbie Nelson by November 20, 1998, TDD (360) 902-2207, or (360) 902-2267.

Submit Written Comments to: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Mike Kuttel, 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091, fax (360) 902-2162, by November 20, 1998.

Date of Intended Adoption: December 4, 1998.

October 21, 1998

Evan Jacoby

Rules Coordinator

OTS-2606.2

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending Order 97-249, filed 12/23/97, effective 1/23/98)



WAC 232-28-260  Special hunting seasons. (1) The commission may establish special hunting seasons limited to species and/or weapon type.

(2) The commission establishes the following types of special hunting seasons, called permit hunts, for purposes of taking specified wildlife:

(a) General permit hunts;

(b) Persons of disability permit hunts;

(c) Youth permit hunts;

(d) ((Senior citizen)) Age 65 and older permit hunts;

(e) Advanced hunter education permit hunts(([;].));

(f) Raffle and auction permit hunts.

(3) In addition to the requirements for general permit hunts, the following are hunt requirements for:

(a) Persons of Disability Permit Hunts: Only applicants with a Washington disabled hunter permit are eligible to apply for any persons of disability permit hunts.

(b) Youth Permit and General Season Hunts: Only ((applicants)) persons under sixteen years ((old or younger on opening day of the permit hunt)) of age on April 1 of the license year will be eligible to ((apply)) purchase youth hunting licenses for the youth permit hunts, or participate in youth general season hunts.

(c) ((Senior Citizen)) Age 65 and older Permit and General Season Hunts: Only applicants sixty-five years of age or older on ((opening day of the permit hunt)) March 31 of the licensing year will be eligible to apply for ((senior citizen)) age 65 and older permit hunts or participate in age 65 and older general season hunts.

(d) Advanced Hunter Education Permit Hunts: Only ((applicants)) persons who have successfully completed the Washington department of fish and wildlife advanced hunter education (AHE) course will be eligible to apply for AHE permit hunts.

(4) Deer ((and)), elk, cougar or black bear special hunting seasons permit hunt application:

(a) To apply for permit hunts for deer, elk, cougar or black bear applicants must have a valid Washington big game hunting license and a valid ((deer)) transport tag for the appropriate species. Each applicant must have the proper transport tag as identified in the current deer, elk, cougar or black bear hunting permit tables.

(b) ((To apply for permit hunts for elk, applicants must have a valid Washington hunting license and a valid elk transport tag. Each applicant must have the proper transport tag as identified in the current elk hunting permit tables.

(c))) No ((refunds or)) exchanges for deer ((or)), elk, cougar or black bear transport tags will be made for persons applying for permit hunts.

(((d))) (c) Holders of deer ((or)), elk, cougar or black bear special permit hunts may hunt only with a weapon in compliance with ((their transport tag during)) the permit hunts.

(5) Mountain goat, moose((,)) and mountain sheep((, and cougar)) permit hunts applications:

(a) ((To apply for permit hunts for mountain goat, moose, mountain sheep, or cougar, applicants must have a valid Washington hunting license. Those)) Persons who have previously drawn a Washington mountain goat, mountain sheep or moose permit are ineligible to apply for that species. This restriction on eligibility does not apply to permits awarded pursuant to a raffle (([or auction])) or auction hunt.

(b) No refunds or exchanges for mountain goat, moose((,)) or mountain sheep((, or cougar transport tags)) permits will be made for persons drawing for permit hunts.

(c) Successful applicants under this section must purchase the permit within fifteen days of the department notification mailing. Failure to purchase forfeits the permit to an alternate.

(d) Permit hunting report: A hunter report will be sent to each mountain goat, moose((,)) or mountain sheep((, and cougar)) permit holder and must be returned to the department ((of fish and wildlife)) within ten days after the close of the permit hunt.

(6) General permit hunts application:

(a) Partnership applications will be accepted for any species. A partnership consists of two hunters. If a partnership application is drawn, both hunters will receive a permit and both hunters can take an animal.

(b) Application deadline: To qualify for ((the)) a deer, elk, mountain goat, mountain sheep or moose drawing, all applications must be postmarked no later than the second Friday of June or received at a department ((of fish and wildlife)) office no later than 5:00 p.m. on the second Friday of June of the year of the drawing. To qualify for a cougar or black bear drawing, all applications must be postmarked no later than the second Friday of February or received at a department office no later than 5:00 p.m. on the first business day after the second Friday of February of the year of the drawing.

(c) An applicant's name may appear on only one single special permit hunt application or one partnership application for each species. If an applicant's name appears on more than one application for a species, the application will be made ineligible for the drawing and no points will be accrued for that year for that species.

(d) For partnership applications that are ineligible because one of the partners has his/her name on more than one application for that species, both applicants will be made ineligible for the drawing and no points will be accrued for that year for that species.

(e) Permits will be drawn by computer selection using a weighted point selection system.

(f) Incomplete applications:

(i) To be eligible for the deer ((or)), elk, cougar or black bear permit hunts drawing, each application must include a valid hunt number, complete name, correct mailing address, date of birth, a marked species check box, a valid Washington hunting license number, and a valid ((deer or elk)) species transport tag number for each applicant.

(ii) To be eligible for the special mountain goat, moose((,)) or mountain sheep((, or cougar)) permit hunts drawing, each application must include a valid hunt number, complete name, correct mailing address, date of birth, and a marked species check box((, and a valid Washington hunting license number for each applicant)).

(iii) To be eligible to accrue points, each application must include either a valid social security number, driver's license number, or a state-issued identification number for each applicant. Applicants choosing not to submit one of the above-listed numbers will be eligible for the drawing, but will not accrue points. The same identification number must be used each year to accrue points. If a different number is used (i.e., driver's license number instead of social security number), point accrual will begin anew for the applicant while maintaining the point accrual under the former identification number.

(g) Inaccurate applications:

(i) If an applicant makes a mistake, applies for the wrong hunt, and is drawn, the permit can be returned to the department of fish and wildlife Olympia headquarters before the opening day of the hunt or the opening day of the general season, whichever comes first. The applicant's points will be restored to the condition they were in prior to the drawing.

(ii) If an applicant inaccurately submits his/her identification number on an application, no points will be accrued for that year for that species under the correct identification number.

(7) The commission establishes auction and raffle Private Lands Wildlife Management Areas (PLWMA) hunts:

(a) The commission may authorize, by agreement with PLWMA, the sale, auction, or raffle of hunts on PLWMAs.

(b) PLWMA auction/raffle hunts are awarded to hunt big game or wild turkey. The PLWMA manager will conduct the raffle drawing. Raffle tickets will be sold for not more than $25.00 each.

(c) Any person may purchase PLWMA raffle tickets in addition to WDFW raffle tickets and participate in general permit hunt application drawing.

(d) An additional ((big game)) deer or elk transport tag ((may be purchased)) will be issued upon payment for a deer or elk PLWMA raffle permit hunt.

(e) The PLWMA manager conducting an authorized big game auction or raffle will provide an annual report to the department of fish and wildlife prior to December 31. The report will include information on how the event was administered, where and when it occurred, who the winners are, the cost of tickets and numbers sold.

(8) The commission establishes auction and raffle hunts:

(a) The commission may establish big game and wild turkey auction and raffle permit hunts. The director may conduct the auction or raffle or may contract to a non-profit wildlife conservation organization (registered 5013c) for marketing. The organization may retain the vendor fee for each raffle ticket sold to cover expenses incurred or a percentage of the auction permit receipt.

(b) There is no limit on the number of raffle tickets a person may purchase. Raffle tickets cost no more than $25.00 each with a 50 cent vendor fee included in the price.

(c) The organization interested in conducting an auction or raffle for an authorized permit hunt shall submit a proposal outlining its experience and plans to conduct (([a] [an auction or])) an auction or raffle. The department of fish and wildlife shall solicit bids consistent with established state competitive bid rules. The proposal shall include:

(i) Name of the organization, articles of incorporation, and contact person.

(ii) The date, time and place of the proposed auction and raffle drawing.

(iii) The approximate number of people expected to attend the function.

(iv) Past experience in conducting auctions or raffles and special functions.

(v) Other marketing strategies to be used.

(vi) Portion of funds to be retained by the organization.

(d) The director will select an organization to conduct an auction or raffle.

(i) Revenue potential to the department will be a key criterion in applicant selection.

(ii) The department shall enter into a contract with the auctioning or raffling organization identifying specific terms of the contract.

(iii) The director may authorize a nonprofit wildlife conservation organization to sell raffle tickets for the department and retain a vending fee of 50 cents for each ticket sold.

(e) The department or organization conducting a raffle shall notify the public about the raffle hunt opportunity and offer raffle tickets for sale.

(i) The department or organization shall inform the public of date, time and place of the raffle and hold the drawing as specified.

(ii) Raffle tickets sales conducted through agency license vendors or the director authorized nonprofit wildlife conservation organization vendor must be received at the department's Olympia office headquarters on or before the last business day prior to the public drawing. Contracting organizations conducting hunting raffles must account for raffle tickets and funds received. A representative of the department will monitor the drawing.

(iii) Additional tickets may be purchased at the raffle site prior to the drawing.

(iv) One winner and two alternates shall be drawn at the drawing.

(v) The raffling organization shall notify the department of the name, address and phone number of the raffle permit winner and two alternates immediately (but no later than ((ten)) two business days) after the drawing. The department will notify the winner and two alternates by mail. The winner must claim the raffle permit during the regular business hours within ((30)) 15 days of ((the drawing)) being notified or he/she shall be disqualified and the department will offer the raffle permit to the first alternate. The first alternate must claim the raffle permit within 10 business days of notification or he/she shall be disqualified and the department will notify the second alternate. The second alternate must claim the permit within 10 business days of notification or he/she shall be disqualified and the department will not offer the raffle permit.

(vi) The department's share of the auction or raffle revenue shall be returned to the department within 30 days of the drawing.

(f) Residents and nonresidents shall be eligible to purchase WDFW raffle tickets in addition to PLWMA raffle tickets and participate in the general permit hunt application drawing.

(g) There shall be no refunds for any raffle ticket purchases.

(h) The raffle winners must purchase a valid hunting license ((and species transport tag)) or permit prior to issuance of the raffle permit. An additional ((big game)) transport tag ((may be purchased)) will be issued upon payment for a deer or elk auction or raffle permit hunt. Only one ((big game transport tag)) permit may be purchased for sheep or moose annually.

(i) The department will issue the permit to the person whose name appears on the winning raffle ticket. Raffle permits may not be resold or reassigned.

(j) All revenue to the department from a species permit auction or raffle shall be used for the management and benefit of that species.

(9) Citizen reward for reporting violations - bonus points:

A person who provides information which contributes substantially to the arrest of another person for illegally killing big game or an endangered species as defined by Title 77 RCW is eligible to receive ten bonus points toward the department drawing for deer and elk special permits.

(a) Ten bonus points may only be awarded to only one person providing information for each person charged regardless of the number of violations involved.

(b) Selection of bonus points is in lieu of application for a cash award which may be authorized by RCW 77.21.080.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040. 98-01-209 (Order 97-249), 232-28-260, filed 12/23/97, effective 1/23/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040, 77.12.020, 77.12.030 and 77.32.220. 97-12-054, 232-28-260, filed 6/2/97, effective 7/3/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.020, 77.12.030, 77.12.040 and 77.32.220. 97-06-038 (Order 97-25), 232-28-260, filed 2/27/97, effective 3/30/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040 and 77.12.010. 96-18-066 (Order 96-142), 232-28-260, filed 8/30/96, effective 9/30/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.010 and 77.12.040. 96-04-027, 232-28-260, filed 2/1/96, effective 3/3/96.]



NOTES:



Reviser's note: RCW 34.05.395 requires the use of underlining and deletion marks to indicate amendments to existing rules, and deems ineffectual changes not filed by the agency in this manner. The bracketed material in the above section does not appear to conform to the statutory requirement.



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending Order 98-154, filed 8/13/98, effective 9/13/98)



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 Washington

from

Eastern Washington

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
Oct. 11 Sat. 6:50 6:30 6:40 6:15
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.



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 Washington

from

Eastern Washington

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 - Sun. Oct. 18 6:55 6:20 6:45 6:10
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.



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, Grays Harbor, (except areas north of U.S. Highway 12 and west of U.S. Highway 101), Pacific, and Wahkiakum counties - Goose hunting hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., except 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. during the late goose season.

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 Washington

from

Eastern Washington

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 - Sun. Oct. 17 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.



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, Grays Harbor, (except areas north of U.S. Highway 12 and west of U.S. Highway 101), Pacific, and Wahkiakum counties - Goose hunting hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., except one-half hour before sunrise to sunset during the September Canada goose season and 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. during the late goose season.

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 Washington

from

Eastern Washington

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
Oct. 11 Sat. 6:50 7:00 6:40 6:45
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 one-half hour after sunset) for all game animals and migratory game birds (except duck, goose, coot, snipe, mourning dove, and band-tailed pigeon pheasant, quail, partridge, and turkey) during established seasons.



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 Washington

from

Eastern Washington

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 - Sun. Oct. 18 6:55 6:50 6:45 6:40
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.



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, Grays Harbor, (except areas north of U.S. Highway 12 and west of U.S. Highway 101), Pacific, and Wahkiakum counties - Goose hunting hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., except 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. during the late goose season.

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 Washington

from

Eastern Washington

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 - Sun. Oct. 17 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.



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, Grays Harbor, (except areas north of U.S. Highway 12 and west of U.S. Highway 101), Pacific, and Wahkiakum counties - Goose hunting hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., except 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. during the late goose season.

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



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: State-wide, 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: State-wide, 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: State-wide, 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: State-wide, year around except 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. GMU 522 is closed to coyote hunting.



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.



State-wide: Sept. 1-Dec. 31 ((during 1997, 1998, and)) 1999; except closed in GMU 522.



ptarmigan



Season closed state-wide.



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.



Youth Season: ((Sept. 27 & 28, 1997; September 26 & 27, 1998:)) Open only to youth hunters ((age 15 and under. Youth hunters must be)) accompanied by an adult ((of)) at least 18 years old ((who is not hunting)).



Regular Season: ((Oct. 11-Dec. 31, 1997; Oct. 10-Dec. 31, 1998;)) Oct. 9-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.



Youth Season: ((Sept. 27 & 28, 1997; September 26 & 27, 1998:)) Open only to youth hunters ((age 15 and under. Youth hunters must be)) accompanied by an adult ((of)) at least 18 years old ((who is not hunting)).



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



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



Western Washington



Ring-necked Pheasant



Bag and Possession Limits: Two (2) pheasants of either sex per day, 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)) youth hunters ((14 and under)) and ((senior)) hunters 65 years of age or older. Juvenile hunters must be accompanied by an adult at least 18 years old.



((Sept. 27-Nov. 30, 1997; Oct. 3-Nov. 30, 1998; and)) Regular season: 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)) Pheasant Permit is required to hunt pheasant((, quail, and partridge)) in western Washington, in addition to a current small game hunting license. Pheasant kills ((only)) must be recorded. Upon taking a pheasant, the holder of a Western Washington ((Upland Bird)) Pheasant 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))) Youth option: Allows the harvest of six (6) pheasants by youth hunters.

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



Every person possessing a Western Washington ((Upland Bird)) Pheasant 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.



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



Special Restriction: Non-toxic shot must be used in a shotgun to hunt pheasant on the Skagit Wildlife Area. Western Washington pheasant hunters must choose to hunt on either odd-numbered or even-numbered weekend days from 8:00 - 10:00 a.m. at all units of Lake Terrell, Tennant Lake, Snoqualmie, Skagit, Skookumchuck, and Scatter Creek Wildlife Areas, and must indicate their choice on the western Washington ((upland bird)) pheasant permit by choosing "odd" or "even." It is unlawful to purchase an additional permit until the ten pheasant allowed on the current permit are taken. Hunters that select the ((two)) three day option, ((senior)) hunters 65 years of age or older, and ((juvenile)) youth hunters ((14 years of age or younger)) may hunt during either weekend day morning. ((Juvenile)) Youth hunters must be accompanied by an adult ((with an)) at least 18 years old. Adults must have an appropriately marked ((upland bird)) pheasant 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. 10-Nov. 30, 1998;)) Oct. 9-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. 10-Nov. 30, 1998;)) Oct. 9-Nov. 30, 1999; except closed in GMU 522.



turkey



Spring Season



Gobblers and Turkeys with Visible Beards Only.



State-wide: ((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 small game 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)).



If a hunter intends to hunt for turkey, one turkey tag option must be selected when a small game license is purchased. If the state-wide tag option is selected, the person is precluded from purchasing any other turkey tag. The Eastern, Rio Grande and Merriam tags must be purchased before April 14 each year. The state-wide tag may be purchased at any time.



tag options:



(1) State-wide: Allows the harvest of one turkey of any subspecies during a calendar year.

(2) Eastern: Allows the harvest of one turkey during a calendar year in any western Washington county except Skamania and Klickitat.

(3) Rio Grande: Allows the harvest of one turkey during a calendar year in any eastern Washington county except Ferry, Klickitat, Pend Oreille or Stevens.

(4) Merriams: Allows the harvest of one turkey during a calendar year in Ferry, Klickitat, Pend Oreille, Skamania, or Stevens Counties.





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 State-wide.



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 is prohibited from Jan. 15 - Mar. 15 on the Shillapoo Wildlife Area (Region ((50 except on)) 5), except on posted portions open for year around dog training.



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 Five - Shillapoo/Vancouver Lake Wildlife Area; Region Six - Scatter Creek Wildlife Area.



hip requirements:



All ((adult)) hunters ((())age 16 and over(())) of migratory game birds (duck, goose, coot, snipe, mourning dove) are required to complete a Harvest Information Program (HIP) survey form at a license dealer, and possess a Washington Migratory Bird Stamp as evidence of compliance with this requirement when hunting migratory game birds. Youth hunters (((age 15 and under))) are required to complete a HIP survey form ((available through WDFW offices)), and possess a free Washington Youth Migratory Bird ((Stamp)) Authorization as evidence of compliance with this requirement when hunting migratory game birds.



canada goose september season



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



State-wide: ((September 8-14, 1998, except closed in that area of Quilcene Bay lying north and east of Quilcene Boat Haven;)) September 7-13, 1999.



band-tailed pigeon



Closed Season State-wide.



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.



State-wide: ((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.



State-wide: ((Sept. 1, 1997-Mar. 15, 1998;)) Sept. 1, 1998-Mar. 15, 1999; Sept. 1, 1999-Mar. 15, 2000; except closed in GMU 522 and closed Jan. 15-Mar. 15 on Shillapoo Wildlife Area (Region 5).



crows



Bag and possession limits: No limits



State-wide: ((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.



State-wide: ((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.



State-wide: ((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.



State-wide: ((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. 98-17-039 (Order 98-154), 232-28-264, filed 8/13/98, effective 9/13/98; 98-10-002 (Order 98-55), 232-28-264, filed 4/22/98, effective 5/23/98; 97-18-021 (Order 97-166), 232-28-264, filed 8/25/97, effective 9/25/97; 97-06-045 (Order 97-28), 232-28-264, filed 2/27/97, effective 3/30/97.]



Reviser's note: The typographical errors in the above section occurred in the copy filed by the agency and appear in the Register pursuant to the requirements of RCW 34.08.040.



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending Order 98-56, filed 4/22/98, effective 5/23/98)



WAC 232-28-271  Private lands wildlife management area hunting seasons, rules and boundary descriptions.



deer general seasons on private lands

wildlife management areas



Champion (PLWMA 401) Kapowsin Tree Farm
Hunting Method ((1998 Dates 1999 Dates Special Restrictions
Archery August 28- Sept. 10 August ((27)) 28-Sept. ((9)) 10 Any Deer
October 1-9 October 1-9 Any Deer
Modern Firearm October 10-25 October ((9)) 10-24 2 Pt. Min.
Muzzleloader November 23-Dec. 7)) November ((23)) 24-Dec. ((7)) 5 Antlerless Only




Merrill and Ring (PLWMA 600) Pysht Tree Farm
Hunting Method ((1998 Dates 1999 Dates Special Restrictions
Archery September 15-30 September 15-30 Either Sex South Unit
Nov. 25-Dec. 31 Nov. 24-Dec. 31 Antlerless Only North Unit; Either Sex South Unit
Modern Firearm Oct. 17-31 Oct. 16-31 Buck Only South Unit
Nov. 19-22 Nov. 18-21 Buck Only South Unit
Muzzleloader Oct. 1-9)) Oct. 1-9 Antlerless Only North Unit; Buck Only South Unit




elk general seasons on private lands

wildlife management areas



Champion (PLWMA 401) Kapowsin Tree Farm
Hunting Method Elk Tag ((1998 Dates 1999 Dates Special Restrictions
Archery WA Aug. 28-Sept.10 Aug. 27-Sept. 9 Antlerless Only - Harvest Quota of 3
Modern Firearm WG, WP Closed Closed
Muzzleloader WM Nov. 23-Dec. 7)) Nov. 23-Dec. 7 Antlerless Only - Harvest Quota of 3






((1998)) 1999 DEER PERMIT SEASONS ON

PRIVATE LANDS WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREAS



((1998)) 1999 - Mule Deer

Wilson Permit Draw Permits. Hunters apply to Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife in WDFW permit draw process. Only hunters possessing a modern firearm deer tag are eligible for Wilson draw hunts. Hunters are limited to one day of hunting during the permit season.

Hunt Name Permit Number Permit Season Special Restrictions Boundary Description
Wilson A 1 Oct. 1-Dec. 31 Buck Only, Youth Hunters Only.* PLWMA 201
Wilson B 29 Oct. 1-Dec 31 Antlerless Only, Youth Hunters Only.* PLWMA 201
Wilson C 29 Oct. 1-Dec 31 Antlerless Only, Persons of Disability Only PLWMA 201
Wilson D 29 Oct. 1-Dec 31 Antlerless Only, AHE Hunters Only PLWMA 201
Wilson E 1 Oct. 1-Dec 31 Buck Only, Persons of Disability Only PLWMA 201
Wilson F 1 Oct. 1-Dec 31 Buck Only, AHE Only PLWMA 201
.*((Applicants)) Youth hunters must be ((15 years old or younger by opening date of the permit season)) under 16 years of age and must be accompanied by an adult during the hunt.



Access for these hunts are for one day, scheduled by the manager. There are no access fees for these hunts. All hunters shall have a valid hunting license, deer tag, and written authorization from the manager to participate in these hunts. All other hunting regulations apply.





((1998 - Blacktail Deer

Champion's Kapowsin Tree Farm -

Champion Permit Draw Deer Permits - Hunters apply to Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife in WDFW permit draw process.

Hunt Name Permit Number Permit Season Special Restrictions Boundary Description
Kapowsin North 50 Dec. 11-15 Antlerless Only, Senior Hunters (Age 65.+) PLWMA 401 A North
Kapowsin Central 100 Dec. 11-15 Antlerless Only PLWMA 401 B Central
Kapowsin South 100 Dec. 12, 13 19, 20 Antlerless Only, Youth or Persons of Disability Only)) PLWMA 401 C South





1999 - Blacktail Deer

Champion's Kapowsin Tree Farm -

Champion Permit Draw Deer Permits - Hunters apply to Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife in WDFW permit draw process.

Hunt Name Permit Number Permit Season Special Restrictions Boundary Description
Kapowsin North 25 Dec. 10-12 Antlerless Only, Age 65 and older Hunters PLWMA 401 A North
5 Dec. 17-19 Antlerless Only PLWMA 401 A North
Kapowsin Central 50 Dec. 10-12 Antlerless Only PLWMA 401 B Central
5 Dec. 17-19 Antlerless Only PLWMA 401 B Central
Kapowsin South 25 Dec. 10-12 Antlerless Only

Youth Hunters

PLWMA 401 C South
25 Dec. 10-12 Antlerless Only

Person of Disability

PLWMA 401 C South
10 Dec. 17-19 Antlerless Only PLMWA 401 C South







access quotas and raffle seasons

on private lands wildlife management areas



((1998)) 1999 - Mule Deer

Wilson Creek Area - Access Quotas and Seasons

Only hunters possessing ((appropriate)) a modern firearm deer tags (((modern firearm or archery))) are eligible for access authorizations on PLWMA 201. You may contact the PLWMA manager((, Dave Stevens,)) at (509) 345-((0121)) 2577 for information on these hunts.

Hunt Name Quota Access Season Special Restrictions Boundary Description
Wilson 50 Oct. 1-Dec. 31 Any Deer (Access Fee) Modern Firearm Deer Tag PLWMA 201
((Wilson 2 Sept.1-30 Buck Only (Access Fee) Archery Deer Tag)) PLWMA 201





((1998)) 1999 - Blacktail Deer

Champion's Kapowsin Tree Farm -- Raffle Quotas and Seasons

Hunter must contact Champion for auction/raffle permit opportunity.

Only hunters possessing a valid deer tag (any ((1998)) 1999 deer tag) are eligible for Champion buck permits. Persons interested in these deer permits should contact Champion Pacific Timberlands, Inc., 31716 Camp 1 Road, Orting, WA 98360. For more information, please call Champion at (360) 782-1493.

Hunt Name Quota Raffle Season Special Restrictions Boundary Description
Kapowsin North/Buck 8 Nov. ((7-22)) 6-21 Buck Only (Auction/Raffle) PLWMA 401 A North
Kapowsin Central/Buck 29 Nov. ((7-22)) 6-21 Buck Only (Auction/Raffle) PLWMA 401 B Central
Kapowsin South/Buck 14 Nov. ((7-22)) 6-21 Buck Only (Auction/Raffle) PLWMA 401 C South





((1998)) 1999 - Blacktail Deer

Merrill and Ring's Pysht Tree Farm - Raffle Quotas and Seasons

An access fee will be charged by the landowner for hunting on the Pysht Tree Farm. Pysht North A is archery only, all other hunts are open to any legal weapon hunters. The following hunts are raffle hunts offered by Merrill and Ring. Only hunters possessing a valid deer tag (any ((1998)) 1999 deer tag) are eligible for Merrill and Ring hunts. Persons interested in these hunts should contact Merrill and Ring, 11 Pysht River Rd., Clallam Bay, WA 98326. For more information, please call Merrill and Ring at (360) 963-2378.

Hunt Name Quota Raffle Season Special Restrictions Boundary Description
Pysht North A 15 Sept. 15-30 Raffle, Archery, 3 pt. minimum or Antlerless ((Only)) PLWMA 600 A North
Pysht North B 40 Oct. 19-31 Raffle, Antlerless Only PLWMA 600 A North
Pysht North C 30 Nov. 10-24 Raffle, 3 Pt. Min. or Antlerless PLWMA 600 A North
Pysht South A 40 Oct. 19-31 Raffle, Antlerless Only PLWMA 600 B South







elk raffle seasons on private lands wildlife management areas



((1998)) 1999 - Elk

Champion (PLWMA 401) Kapowsin Tree Farm - Raffle Quotas and Seasons

Only hunters possessing a valid ((elk tag (any 1998)) 1999 elk tag(())) and meeting the special restrictions noted for each hunt are eligible for Champion access permits on PLWMA 401. Hunter must contact Champion for auction/raffle permit opportunity. Champion Pacific Timberland Inc., 31716 Camp 1 Road, Orting, Washington 98360. For more information, please call Champion at (360) 782-1493.

Hunt Name Quota Raffle Season Special Restrictions Boundary Descriptions
Kapowsin Bull North 2 Sept. 15-30 Auction/Raffle Any Bull, Any Tag PLWMA 401 A North
Kapowsin Bull Central 2 Sept. 15-30 Auction/Raffle Any Bull, Any Tag PLWMA 401 B Central
Kapowsin Bull South 2 Sept. 15-30 Auction/Raffle Any Bull, Any Tag PLWMA 401 C South





((1998)) 1999 - Elk

Merrill and Ring PLWMA 600 Pysht Tree Farm - Raffle Quota and Season

Hunter must contact Merrill and Ring for raffle hunt opportunity. For more information please call Merrill and Ring at (360) 963-2378 or write to them at Merrill and Ring Tree Farm, 11 Pysht River Rd., Clallam Bay, WA 98326.

Hunt Name Quota Raffle Season Special Restrictions Boundary Descriptions
Pysht 2 Sept. 1-14 Raffle Any Bull, Any Tag PLWMA 600





area descriptions - private lands wildlife management areas



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 Buckley block.



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.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040. 98-10-009 (Order 98-56), 232-28-271, filed 4/22/98, effective 5/23/98; 98-01-206 (Order 97-248), 232-28-271, filed 12/23/97, effective 1/23/98.]



Reviser's note: The typographical error in the above section occurred in the copy filed by the agency and appears in the Register pursuant to the requirements of RCW 34.08.040.



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending Order 98-59, filed 4/22/98, effective 5/23/98)



WAC 232-28-274  ((1999)) 2000 Big game auction permits and raffles.



big game auction permits



The Director will select a conservation organization(s) to conduct the ((1999)) 2000 auction(s). Selection of the conservation organizations will be based on criteria adopted 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, ((1999)) 2000

Hunt Area: State-wide in any ((open)) area open to general or permit season muzzleloader, archery, or modern firearm elk hunting during the 2000 season except all Private Lands Wildlife Management Areas and GMUs 157 and 485 are closed.

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, ((1999)) 2000

Hunt Area: Sheep Unit 4 (Selah Butte), Sheep Unit 5 (Umtanum), Sheep Unit 7 (Cleman Mountain), or Sheep Unit 13 (Quilomene).

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.



species - one moose permit



Hunting Season Dates: October 1-November 30, ((1999)) 2000

Hunt Area: Any ((open)) moose unit open during the 2000 season

Bag Limit: One moose of either sex



auction hunt permittee rules



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

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



((big game)) raffle permits



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



deer raffle permit hunt

Bag limit: One additional any buck deer.

Open area: State-wide in any ((open)) area open to general or permit season muzzleloader, archery, or modern firearm deer hunting during the 2000 season, except all Private Lands Wildlife Management Areas (PLWMAs), and GMUs 157 and 485 are closed.

Open season: The deer raffle permit holder may hunt in any ((1999)) 2000 general or permit archery, muzzleloader, or modern firearm season.

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.

Number of permits: 1

Raffle ticket cost: $5.00 including a 50 cent vendor fee.



elk raffle permit hunt

Bag limit: One additional any bull elk.

Open area: State-wide in any ((open)) area open to general or permit season muzzleloader, archery, or modern firearm elk hunting during the 2000 season, except all Private Lands Wildlife Management Areas (PLWMAs) and GMUs 157 and 485 are closed.

Open season: The elk raffle permit holder may hunt in any ((1999)) 2000 general or permit archery, muzzleloader, or modern firearm season.

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.

Number of permits: 1

Raffle tickets cost: $5.00 including a 50 cent vendor fee.



bighorn sheep raffle permit hunt

Bag limit: One bighorn ram

Open area: Sheep Unit 4 (Selah Butte), Sheep Unit 5 (Umtanum), Sheep Unit 7 (Cleman Mountain), or Sheep Unit 13 (Quilomene).

Open season: September 1-October 31, ((1999)) 2000.

Weapon: Hunter may use any legal weapon.

Number of permits: 1

Raffle tickets cost: $10.00 including a 50 cent vendor fee.

(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 accompany 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.



moose raffle permit hunt

Bag limit: One moose of either sex

Open area: Hunter may hunt in any ((open)) moose unit open during the 2000 season.

Open season: October 1-November 30, ((1999)) 2000.

Weapon: Hunter may use any legal weapon.

Number of permits: 1

Raffle ticket: cost $5.00 including a 50 cent vendor fee.

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

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





turkey raffle permit hunt

Bag limit: Three (3) additional wild turkeys, but not to exceed more than one of each subspecies: Eastern, Rio Grande, and Merriams.

Open Area: State-wide.

Open Season: April 1 to May 31, 2000.

Weapon: Archery or shotgun only.

Number of permits: 2.

Raffle ticket cost: $5.00 including a 50 cent vendor fee.

(1) Permittees shall contact the appropriate regional office of the department when entering the region to hunt outside the general season for wild turkeys.

(2) The permittee may be accompanied by others. Only the permittee is allowed to carry a weapon and harvest a turkey outside the general season.





[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040. 98-10-004 (Order 98-59), 232-28-274, filed 4/22/98, effective 5/23/98.]



NEW SECTION



WAC 232-28-275  1999 Black bear special permit season and quotas.



black bear special permit hunts



Who May Apply: Any one with a valid 1999 Washington big game license which includes black bear.

Bag Limit: One (1) black bear per black bear special permit season.



Hunt Name Permit Season Permit Hunt Boundary Special Restrictions 1999 Permits
Blue Creek April 15 - May 31 GMU 154 Any Legal Weapon 10
Dayton April 15 - May 31 GMU 162 Any Legal Weapon 10
Tucannon April 15 - May 31 GMU 166 Any Legal Weapon 10
Wenaha April 15 - May 31 GMU 169 Any Legal Weapon 15
Mt. View April 15 - May 31 GMU 172 Any Legal Weapon 10
Lick Creek April 15 - May 31 GMU 175 Any Legal Weapon 10
Grande Ronde April 15 - May 31 GMU 186 Any Legal Weapon 5



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OTS-2633.1

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending Order 98-57, filed 4/22/98, effective 5/23/98)



WAC 232-28-272  1998-99 and 1999-2000 Black bear and cougar hunting seasons and regulations.



Black Bear Seasons:



(1) General Season in Eastern Washington: ((August 1-November 8, 1998 and)) August 1-November 7, 1999, except ((September 8-November 8, 1998 and)) September 7-November 7, 1999 in that part of GMU 113 north of the line beginning at the mouth of Mill Creek on the Pend Oreille River; E along Mill Creek to Le Clerc Creek Rd.; N on Le Clerc Creek Rd. to USFS Rd. 1200; E on USFS Rd. 1200 to Pyramid Pass (Colville NF\ID Panhandle NF boundary); E on USFS Rd. 312 to USFS Rd. 658; N on USFS Rd. 658 to USFS Rd. 219; E on USFS Rd. 219 to the state line and in GMUs 145-186.

(2) General Season in Western Washington: August 1-November 15, 1998 and August 1-November 14, 1999, except July 15-November 15, 1998 and July 15-November 14, 1999 on PLWMAs 401 and 600 and on Long Island where the seasons are September 1-November 15, 1998 and September 1-November 14, 1999.





License ((and Tag(s))) Required: A valid big game hunting license ((and valid species tag(s) are)) which includes black bear as a species option is required to hunt black bear. One black bear transport tag is included with a big game hunting license that has black bear as a species option. A second black bear transport tag must be purchased to take a second bear.



Bag Limit: Two (2) black bear per annual hunting season only one of which may be taken in Eastern Washington outside of GMUs 304, 306, 308 or 316.

((Tag Information: To take one (1) bear a hunter must purchase either a damage bear tag or a general bear tag. To take two (2) bears a hunter must purchase both a damage bear tag and a general bear tag. A damage bear tag is valid only in western Washington, and in GMUs 304, 306, 308, and 316 in eastern Washington. A general bear tag is valid statewide.))



Hunting Method: Hunters may use any lawful big game modern firearm, archery, or muzzleloader equipment for hunting black bear. The use of hounds and bait to hunt black bear is prohibited statewide.



GMUs Closed to Bear Hunting: 157 (Mill Creek Watershed), 485 (Green River), and 522 (Loo-wit).



Harvest Report Cards: All hunters that purchase ((black bear transport tag(s))) a big game hunting license which includes black bear as an option are required to fill out and return their black bear harvest report card(s). Successful hunters must complete the report card(s) and return within 10 days after taking an animal. Unsuccessful hunters are required to complete and return their report card(s) within 10 days after the close of the bear season.



Submitting Bear Teeth: Successful bear hunters must submit the black bear premolar tooth located behind the canine tooth of the upper jaw.



Cougar Season:



General Statewide Season: August 1, 1998-March 15, 1999 and August 1, 1999-March 15, 2000.



License ((and Tag(s))) Required: A valid big game hunting license ((and valid species tag are)) which includes cougar as a species option is required to hunt cougar.



Bag Limit: ((One (1))) Two (2) cougar ((may be taken during the)) per annual hunting season. It is unlawful to kill or possess spotted cougar kittens or adult cougars accompanied by spotted kittens.



Tag Information: One cougar transport tag is included with a big game license that has cougar as a species option. A second cougar transport tag must be purchased to take a second cougar.



Hunting Method: Hunters may use any lawful big game modern firearm, archery, or muzzleloader equipment for hunting cougar. Cougar may also be hunted with a.22 caliber centerfire rifle with a mushrooming or expanding type bullet weighing greater than 50 grains. The use of hounds to hunt cougar is prohibited statewide.



GMUs Closed to Cougar Hunting: 157 (Mill Creek Watershed), 485 (Green River), and 522 (Loo-wit).



Harvest Report Cards: All hunters that purchase a ((cougar transport tag)) big game license which includes cougar as a species option are required to fill out and return their cougar harvest report card. Successful hunters must complete the report card and return within 10 days after taking an animal. Unsuccessful hunters are required to complete and return their report card within 10 days after the close of the cougar season.



Cougar Pelt Sealing: Any person who takes a cougar must notify the department within 72 hours of kill (excluding legal state holidays) and provide the hunter's name, date and location of kill, and sex of animal. The raw pelt of a cougar must be sealed by an authorized department employee within five days of the notification of kill. Any person who takes a cougar must present the cougar skull, in such a manner that teeth and biological samples can be extracted, to an authorized department employee at the time of sealing.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040. 98-10-008 (Order 98-57), 232-28-272, filed 4/22/98, effective 5/23/98.]