WSR 99-01-144

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[Order 98-248--Filed December 22, 1998, 10:54 a.m., effective January 1, 2000]



Date of Adoption: December 4, 1998.

Purpose: To amend WAC 232-28-274 Big game auction permits and raffles.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 232-28-274.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.12.040.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 98-21-092 on October 21, 1998.

Changes Other than Editing from Proposed to Adopted Version: The adopted version of WAC 232-28-274 Big game auction permits and raffles, differs from the proposed version filed with the Code Reviser in the following specifics: 1. Change the WAC title to include "and wild turkey."

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, amended 1, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.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: January 1, 2000.

December 16, 1998

Lisa Pelly, Chair

Fish and Wildlife Commission

OTS-2674.1

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



WAC 232-28-274  ((1999)) 2000 Big game and wild turkey 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.]

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