PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
FISH AND WILDLIFE
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Classification, possession, release and recapture of rock doves.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 77.12.047.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Rock doves (domestic and feral pigeons) are currently classified with other nongame birds. Interest has been expressed in using these birds for dog training.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: Agency study.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Dave Brittell, Wildlife Program Assistant Director, 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1076, phone (360) 902-2504.
Contact by February 5, 2004. Expected proposal filing February 6, 2004.
December 15, 2003