WSR 04-11-036

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 04-98 -- Filed May 12, 2004, 2:36 p.m. ]

     Date of Adoption: April 3, 2004.

     Purpose: To amend WAC 232-12-014 Wildlife classified as endangered species, 232-28-273 2004 Moose, bighorn sheep, and mountain goat seasons and permit quotas, 232-28-282 Big game and wild turkey auction, raffle, and special incentive permits, 232-28-272 2003-2004, 2004-2005, and 2005-2006 Black bear and cougar hunting seasons and regulations, 232-12-047 Unlawful firearms for hunting, 232-12-828 Hunting of game birds and animals by persons with a disability, 232-12-054 Archery requirements -- Archery special use permits, 232-28-248 Special closures and firearm restriction areas, 232-28-335 Game management units (GMUs) boundary descriptions -- Region five, 232-28-337 Deer and elk area descriptions, 232-28-351 2003-2005 Deer general seasons and special permits, 232-28-352 2003-2005 Elk general seasons and special permits, 232-12-004 Classification of wild birds, 232-12-064 Live wildlife, 232-12-271 Criteria for planting aquatic plants and releasing wildlife and 232-28-341 2003-04, 2004-05, 2005-06 Small game seasons; and to adopt WAC 232-12-005 Predatory birds.

     Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 232-12-014, 232-28-273, 232-28-282, 232-28-272, 232-12-047, 232-12-828, 232-12-054, 232-28-248, 232-28-335, 232-28-337, 232-28-351, 232-28-352, 232-12-004, 232-12-064, 232-12-271, and 232-28-341.

     Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.12.047 and 77.12.020.

      Adopted under notice filed as WSR 04-05-110, 04-05-111, 04-05-109, 04-05-106, 04-05-115, 04-05-114, 04-05-116, 04-05-107, 04-05-108, 04-05-113, 04-05-112, and 04-05-099 on February 18, 2004.

     Changes Other than Editing from Proposed to Adopted Version: WAC 232-28-282 Big game and wild turkey auction, raffle, and special incentive permits.

     Changes, if any, from the text of the proposed rule and reasons for difference: The following changes were made to big game auction and raffle permits. The changes were made to delegate specific auction or raffle authority to the director.
• Delete Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep raffle permit hunt.
• Delete the word California from the bighorn raffle permit hunt, because clarifying it from a Rocky Mountain bighorn raffle permit hunt is not necessary.
• Add director authorized auction or raffle permits for big game.
WAC 232-28-248 Special closures and firearm restriction areas.

     Changes, if any, from the text of the proposed rule and reasons for difference:
• Under restricted and prohibited hunting areas, number 6 should read: Loo-wit (GMU 522): Closed to hunting and trapping within GMU 522 (Loo-wit), except for the hunting of elk by special permit holders during established seasons and designated areas.
     This change allows the establishment of a special permit hunt on designated areas within GMU 522.
• Under Big Game Closures, number 4 should read:
Walla Walla Mill Creek watershed (GMU 157): All lands in the Mill Creek watershed are designated as a "CLOSED AREA" to the hunting of all wild animals (including wild birds) except for the hunting of elk by the holders of GMU 157 special elk permits during the established open season. This area is closed to motorized vehicles. Entry is allowed only by Forest Service permit for the duration of the hunt. Any entry into the Will [Mill] Creek watershed at other times is prohibited.
     This change clarifies that only elk are legal game for holders of elk special permits in GMU 157, reduces confusion, and avoids unintentional violations.

WAC 232-28-335 Game management units (GMUs) boundary descriptions--Region 5.

     Changes, if any, from the text of the proposed rule and reasons for difference:
• GMU 550 Coweeman (Cowlitz County)
The boundary should read "...SE on Weyerhaeuser 240 line to Weyerhaeuser 243 line; E on Weyerhaeuser 243 line to Weyerhaeuser 135 line; ...."
WAC 232-28-337 Deer and elk area descriptions.

     Changes, if any, from the text of the proposed rule and reasons for difference:
• The following language has replaced the language that was filed. The recommended adjustments change the name of the Elk Area and clarify some of the boundary language.
Elk Area No. 2051 Tronsen (Chelan County): All of GMU 251 except that portion described as follows: Beginning at the junction of Naneum Ridge Road (WDFW Rd 9) and Ingersol Road (WDFW Rd 1); north and east on Ingersol Rd to Colockum Rd (WDFW Rd 10); east on Colockum Road and Colockum Creek to the intersection of Colockum Creek and the Columbia River; south on the Columbia River to mouth of Tarpiscan Creek; west up Tarpiscan Creek and Tarpiscan Rd (WDFW Rd 14) and North Fork Rd (WDFW Rd 10.10) to the intersection of North Fork Rd and Colockum Rd; southwest on Colockum Rd to Naneum Ridge Rd; west on Naneum Ridge Rd to Ingersol Rd and the point of beginning.
• Delete Elk Area 3031 Shushuskin. This change will remove an obsolete Elk Area that is no longer needed.
• Delete Elk Area 3036 Riverbottom. This change will remove an obsolete Elk Area that is no longer needed.
• Delete Elk Area 3368 Jump Off. This change will remove an obsolete Elk Area that is no longer needed.
• The following language has replaced the language that was filed. The recommended adjustments change the name of the Elk Area and clarify some of the boundary language.
Deer Area No. 1030 Flat Creek (Stevens Co.): That portion of GMU 105, beginning at the junction of Northport-Flat Creek Rd (Co. 4005) and Bull Hill Rd; N on Bull Hill Rd to USFS Rd 240; N on USFS Rd 240 to USFS Rd 230 (Belshazzar Mtn Rd); E & N on USFS Rd 230 to East Boundary of Colville National Forest at Section 24; N on Forest Boundary to Sheep Creek Rd (USFS 15, Co. 4220); W on Sheep Creek Rd to USFS Rd 170 at Kiel Springs; S on USFS Rd 170 to Lael-Flat Creek Rd (USFS 1520); S on Lael-Flat Creek Rd (USFS 1520, Co. 4181) to Northport-Flat Creek Rd; N on Northport-Flat Creek Rd to Bull Hill Rd junction and point of beginning.
• The following language has replaced the language that was filed. The recommended adjustments change the name of the Elk Area and clarify some of the boundary language.
Deer Area No. 1040 Summit Lake (Stevens Co.): That portion of GMU 105, beginning the intersection of Sand Creek Rd (Co. 4017) and the Kettle River at the Rock Cut Bridge; N and E on Sand Cr Rd to Lael-Flat Cr Rd (Co. 4181, USFS Churchill Mine Rd, 1520); E on Lael-Flat Cr Rd (Churchill Mine Rd) to intersection with USFS Rd 15 near Fisher Cr; N & E on USFS Rd 15 to USFS Rd 180; N & W on USFS Rd 180 and continue W on Box Canyon-Deep Creek Rd (USFS Rd 030, Co. 4212) to the intersection of Box Canyon-Deep Creek Rd and the Kettle River; S on the Kettle River to the intersection of Sand Creek Rd and the Kettle River at the Rock Cut Bridge and the point of beginning.
WAC 232-28-351 2003-2005 Deer general seasons and special permits.

     Changes, if any, from the text of the proposed rule and reasons for difference:

     Under Late Buck Hunts for Eastern Washington Whitetail Deer:

• Retain the season dates set in 2003; Nov. 8-19 for the 2004 season and Nov. 7-19 for the 2005. This will retain consistent dates for late whitetailed deer seasons.
     Under Early Archery Deer, Eastern Washington Mule Deer:

• Remove 328, 334 through 340, 346 through 368 from Sept. 1-30, 3-point minimum or antlerless. This change will reduce antlerless mule deer harvest to avoid over-harvest of the antlerless population.
     Under Early Archery Deer, Eastern Washington Mule Deer:

• Add 328, 334 through 340, 346 through 368 to Sept. 1-15, 3-point minimum and to Sept. 16-30, 3-point minimum or antlerless. This change will reduce antlerless mule deer harvest to avoid over-harvest of the antlerless population.
     Under Late Archery Deer, Eastern Washington Whitetail Deer:

• Delete 247 from Any Whitetail Deer. This change is necessary to accomplish, and be consistent with the late archery general season closure proposed in GMU 247 for mule deer.
     Under Late Archery Deer, Eastern Washington Mule Deer:

• Change GMUs 145, 163, and 178 from Antlerless to 3 pt. min or antlerless. Change corrects a clerical error from last year.
     Under Firearm Restricted Hunts Open to all Deer Hunters, Western Washington Blacktail Deer:

• Delete the following line in the table and its associated footnote:

Sept. 1-Dec. 31 Sept. 1-Dec. 31 Sept. 1-Dec. 31 Indian Island Restricted Access* Any Deer
*Archery only except for one day persons of disability hunt. Archers must qualify during the June to August period to hunt. For information call Bill Kalina at 360-396-5353.

     The access for this hunt is no longer allowed due to reduced deer population numbers.

     Under Special Deer Permit Seasons:

• Change Huckleberry A permits from 700 to 600. Additional second tag permits will be added to this unit.
• Change Blue Creek to Nov. 8-19. This change avoids a partial overlap with elk seasons.
• Change Dayton A to Nov. 8-19. This change avoids a partial overlap with elk seasons.
• Change Dayton B to Nov. 8-19. This change avoids a partial overlap with elk seasons.
• Retain 15 permits for Desert A, Nov. 1-15. Change is due to formula calculation.
• Change Quilomene A, Nov. 8-21 to 75 permits. Change is due to formula calculation.
• Change Alkali A, Nov. 20-28 to 75 permits. Change is due to formula calculation.
     Under Special Deer Permit Hunting seasons, Muzzleloader Only:

• Change Chiwawa B to Nov. 20-28. Change shifts opportunity to a better time period.
• Change Desert C, Oct. 25-31 to 5 permits. Change is due to formula calculation.
• Retain 10 permits for Quilomene B, Oct. 2-8 to . Change is due to formula calculation.
• Retain 12 permits for Alkali C, Dec. 4-11. Change is due to formula calculation.
     Under Special Deer Permit Hunting seasons, Archery Only:

• Change Chiwawa C, to Dec. 1-12. Change avoids overlap with muzzleloader yet retains late season opportunity for archers.
• Change Entiat B, to Nov. 20-29, Any Buck, 160 permits. This change addresses overcrowding and over-harvest experienced during last year's late archery, general season opportunity in this unit.
• Add Entiat C, Nov. 30-Dec. 8, Any Buck, GMU 247, 150 permits. This change addresses overcrowding and over-harvest experienced during last year's late archery, general season opportunity in this unit.
• Change Desert D to 20 permits. Change is due to formula calculation.
• Change Quilomene C to 73 permits. Change is due to formula calculation.
• Change Alkali E to 79 permits. Change is due to formula calculation.
     Under Special Deer Permits – Second Deer Tag:

• Delete Reference to GMU 105 and insert Deer Area 1030 and Deer Area 1040 in its place, for "The Wedge." Change directs hunters to more specific areas where whitetailed deer population reduction is desired.
• Retain the Huckleberry B hunt and change the permit level to 100 to maintain second tag opportunity in this unit.
     Under Advanced Hunter Education (AHE) Master Hunter Special Deer Permit Hunts:

• Delete elk and insert deer. Corrects clerical error.
WAC 232-28-352 2003-2005 Elk general seasons and special permits.

     Changes, if any, from the text of the proposed rule and reasons for difference:

     Under Modern Firearm Elk, Western Washington, 3 point minimum:

• Should read- 618, 624 except for Elk Area 6071,. Helps keep management actions addressing elk damage restricted to Elk Area 6071.
     Add Elk Area 6071 and PLWMA 401 to the permit only units for clarification.

     Under Early Archery Elk, Eastern Washington:

• Move GMUs 328, 329, and 335 to the "spike bull only" section. Change will reduce antlerless harvest in Colockum units.
• Move GMU 175 from spike bull to spike bull or antlerless section. Change will address damage issues and higher than expected population numbers.
     Under Early Archery Elk, Western Washington, 3 point minimum or antlerless:

• Should read 572, 624 except for Elk Area 6071,. Helps keep management actions addressing elk damage restricted to Elk Area 6071.
     Under Early Archery Elk, Western Washington, 3 point minimum:

• Delete 624 through. Should read 627, 633,. GMU 624 appears twice and should only be in 3 point minimum or antlerless on the previous page. Corrects error from last year.
     Under Late Archery Elk, Eastern Washington, insert a new line in the table, which reads:


328,335 ..... Nov. 20 to Dec. 8 Nov. 20 to Dec. 8 Spike Bull

• Change will reduce antlerless harvest in Colockum units.
     Under Late Archery Elk, Eastern Washington:

• Remove GMUs 328 and 335 from spike bull or antlerless. Change will reduce antlerless harvest in Colockum units.
     Under Special Elk Hunts Open to specified Tag Holders. Eastern Washington:

• The second line starting with 203-248 and ending with Douglas and Grant counties, the opening date for 2004 should be October 30, the opening date for 2005 should be October 29. Maintains consistency with general season openers.
     Under Modern Firearm Permit Hunts:

• Change Green River to Oct. 30-Nov. 5. Makes season consistent with access allowed by Tacoma Water.
• Change Toutle A to 87 permits. Corrects error in special permit formula.
• The boundary description for Olympic A should read GMU 621 except for Elk Area 6071. This change corrects a clerical omission.
• Add Lick Creek A hunt. Change will address damage issues and higher than expected population numbers.
• Reduce both West Bar A and B to 5 antlerless permits each. Change will reduce antlerless harvest in Colockum units.
     Under Modern Firearm Permit Hunts:

• Delete the Teanaway B hunt. Change will reduce antlerless harvest in Colockum units.
• Delete Green River Watershed. This hunt was redundant with Green River hunt on previous page.
• Delete the Dungeness A, B, C, and D hunts. Change will reduce harvest for the Sequim elk herd.
     Under Muzzleloader Permit Hunts:

• Change Observatory B to 54 permits. This change corrects a permit allocation formula error.
• The boundary description for Olympic B should read GMU 621 except for Elk Area 6071. This change corrects a clerical omission.
• Change Skokomish B to 1 permit. This change corrects a permit allocation formula error.
• Add Lick Creek B hunt. Change will address damage issues and higher than expected population numbers.
• Reduce West Bar C antlerless hunt to 5 permits. Change will reduce antlerless harvest in Colockum units.
• Delete the Teanaway D antlerless hunt in GMU 335. Change will reduce antlerless harvest in Colockum units.
     Under Archery Permit Hunts:

• Delete the Dungeness E, F, G, and H hunts. Change will reduce harvest for the Sequim elk herd.
• The boundary description for Olympic C should read GMU 621 except for Elk Area 6071. This change corrects a clerical omission.
     Under Advanced Hunter Education (AHE) Master Hunter Special Elk Permit Hunts:

• Grays River A through Grays River G should only appear in the second, Second-elk Tag table. Strike Grays River A through Grays River G in the first table, AHE Special Elk Permit Hunts. This change corrects a clerical error, removes a duplication of the Grays River hunts.
     Create new subsection titled Advanced Hunter Education Second Elk Tag Hunts:

     Under Advance Hunter Education Second Elk tag insert the following hunts:


Kiona Aug. 1-Feb. 28, 2005 Antlerless Any elk tag Designated areas in GMU 372 20HM
Grays River A Sept. 15-30 Antlerless Any elk tag Elk Area 5056 8
Grays River B Oct. 1-15 Antlerless Any elk tag Elk Area 5056 8
Grays River C Dec. 16-31 Antlerless Any elk tag Elk Area 5056 8
Grays River D Jan. 1-15, 2005 Antlerless Any elk tag Elk Area 5056 8
Grays River E Jan. 16-31, 2005 Antlerless Any elk tag Elk Area 5056 8
Grays River F Feb. 1-14, 2005 Antlerless Any elk tag Elk Area 5056 8
Grays River G Feb. 15-28, 2005 Antlerless Any elk tag Elk Area 5056 8
North River B Dec. 16-Feb. 28, 2005 Antlerless Any elk tag Designated areas in GMU 658 10HM
Chehalis G Aug. 1-Feb. 28, 2005 Antlerless Any elk tag Designated areas in Elk Area 6066 20HM
Hannaford C Aug. 1-Feb. 28, 2005 Antlerless Any elk tag Designated areas in Elk Area 6069 5HM

     All of the above changes will help better address elk damage.

     Add the following footnote at the bottom of page 10:

HM This is a damage hunt administered by a WDFW designated Hunt Master. Successful applicants will be contacted on an as-needed basis to help with specific sites of elk damage on designated landowner's property. Not all successful applicants will be contacted in any given year depending on elk damage activity for that year.
     The above change will help address elk damage by directing hunters to specific locations with elk damage.

WAC 232-12-064 Live wildlife.

     Changes, if any, from the text of the proposed rule and reasons for difference:

• Replace the word "dove" with "doves" throughout the WAC. This change corrects a grammatical error.
• Remove changes that were made to section 9 to correct an error.
WAC 232-12-005 Predatory birds.

     Changes, if any, from the text of the proposed rule and reasons for difference:

     Add "(c) All other predatory birds may be hunted throughout the year" to section 1 of the WAC. This change provides clarification of acceptable activities associated with predatory birds other than magpies and crows.

WAC 232-12-271 Criteria for planting aquatic plants and releasing wildlife.

     Changes, if any, from the text of the proposed rule and reasons for difference:

     Replace the word "dove" with "doves" throughout the WAC. This change corrects a grammatical error.

WAC 232-28-341 2003-04, 2004-05, 2005-06 Small game seasons.

     Changes, if any, from the text of the proposed rule and reasons for difference:

     Under Wild Turkey seasons:

• Change GMU 124 from a permit only unit to a general season hunt, to address damage complaints. GMU 124 should be removed from the permit table as well.
• Change the wording from "Fall Season Bag and Possession Limit: One (1) turkey per year in areas open to fall hunting." to "Fall Season Bag and Possession Limit: One (1) turkey during the fall hunting season." This is clarification to avoid confusion with yearly bag limit of 3 turkeys per hunter.

     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 1, Amended 16, Repealed 0.

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

     Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0;      Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
     Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

May 12, 2004

Susan Yeager

for Will Roehl, Chairman

Fish and Wildlife Commission

OTS-7151.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 02-98, filed 5/10/02, effective 6/10/02)

WAC 232-12-014   Wildlife classified as endangered species.   Endangered species include:


Common Name Scientific Name
pygmy rabbit Brachylagus idahoensis
fisher Martes pennanti
gray wolf Canis lupus
grizzly bear Ursus arctos
sea otter Enhydra lutris
killer whale Orcinus orca
sei whale Balaenoptera borealis
fin whale Balaenoptera physalus
blue whale Balaenoptera musculus
humpback whale Megaptera novaeangliae
black right whale Balaena glacialis
sperm whale Physeter macrocephalus
Columbian white-tailed

     deer

Odocoileus virginianus leucurus
woodland caribou Rangifer tarandus caribou
American white pelican Pelecanus erythrorhynchos
brown pelican Pelecanus occidentalis
sandhill crane Grus canadensis
snowy plover charadrius alexandrinus
upland sandpiper Bartramia longicauda
spotted owl Strix occidentalis
western pond turtle Clemmys marmorata
leatherback sea turtle Dermochelys coriacea
mardon skipper Polites mardon
Oregon silverspot

     butterfly

Speyeria zerene hippolyta
Oregon spotted frog Rana pretiosa
northern leopard frog Rana pipiens

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047, 77.12.655, 77.12.020. 02-11-069 (Order 02-98), § 232-12-014, filed 5/10/02, effective 6/10/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040, 77.12.010, 77.12.020, 77.12.770, 77.12.780. 00-04-017 (Order 00-05), § 232-12-014, filed 1/24/00, effective 2/24/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.020. 98-23-013 (Order 98-232), § 232-12-014, filed 11/6/98, effective 12/7/98; 97-18-019 (Order 97-167), § 232-12-014, filed 8/25/97, effective 9/25/97; 93-21-026 (Order 616), § 232-12-014, filed 10/14/93, effective 11/14/93. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.020(6). 88-05-032 (Order 305), § 232-12-014, filed 2/12/88. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040. 82-19-026 (Order 192), § 232-12-014, filed 9/9/82; 81-22-002 (Order 174), § 232-12-014, filed 10/22/81; 81-12-029 (Order 165), § 232-12-014, filed 6/1/81.]

OTS-7157.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 03-129, filed 6/12/03, effective 7/13/03)

WAC 232-28-273   ((2003)) 2004 Moose, bighorn sheep, and mountain goat seasons and permit quotas.  


((2003)) 2004 Moose Permit Hunts

    
Who May Apply:
Anyone may apply; EXCEPT those who harvested a moose previously in Washington state. An individual may only harvest one moose during their lifetime (except waived for antlerless only hunts and raffle and auction hunts).


Bag Limit: One moose of either sex, EXCEPT antlerless only for the 49 Degrees North B persons with disabilities hunt, Hangman B Hunt, Mt. Spokane B Hunt and the Mt. Spokane Youth Hunt.


Weapon Restrictions: Permit holders may use any legal weapon.


Hunt

Name

Permit

Season

Permit Hunt

Boundary Description

Special

Restrictions

((2003)) 2004

Permits

Kettle Range Oct. 1-Nov. 30 GMU 101, 105 Any Moose 1
Selkirk Mtns. Oct. 1-Nov. 30 GMU 113 Any Moose 20
Mt. Spokane A Oct. 1-Nov. 30 GMU 124, east of Hwy 395 Any Moose 10
Mt. Spokane B Oct. 1-Nov. 30 GMU 124, east of Hwy 395 Antlerless Only 12
Mt. Spokane Youth Onlya Oct. 1-Nov. 30 GMU 124, east of Hwy 395 Antlerless Only 8
49 Degrees North Oct. 1-Nov. 30 GMU 117 Any Moose 22
49 Degrees North Bb Oct. 1-Nov. 30 GMU 117 Antlerless Only 3
Three Forks Oct. 1-Nov. 30 GMUs 108, 111 Any Moose 6
Hangman A Oct. 1-Nov. 30 GMU 127, 130 Any Moose 5
Hangman B Oct. 1-Nov. 30 GMU 127, 130 Antlerless Only 3
Huckleberry Range Oct. 1-Nov. 30 GMU 121, 124 west of Hwy 395 Any Moose 4

aApplicants must be eligible to purchase a youth moose permit application. Youth hunters must be accompanied by an adult during the hunt.

bApplicants must possess a Disabled Hunter Permit.


((2003)) 2004 Mountain Sheep (Bighorn) Permit Hunts


Who May Apply: Anyone may apply; EXCEPT those who harvested a bighorn sheep previously in Washington state. An individual may only harvest one bighorn sheep during their lifetime. (Except waived for raffle and auction hunts.)


Bag Limit: One bighorn ram.    

    
Hunt

Name

Permit

Season

Permit Hunt

Boundary Description

Special

Restrictions

((2003)) 2004

Permits

Umtanum/Selah Butte A Sept. 15-Oct. ((5)) 3 Sheep Unit 4 and 5 Any Legal Weapon 4
Umtanum/Selah Butte B Nov. ((3-30)) 8-30 Sheep Unit 4 and 5 Any Legal Weapon 3
Cleman Mountain A Sept. 15-Oct. ((5)) 3 Sheep Unit 7 Any Legal Weapon ((3)) 4
Cleman Mountain B Nov. ((3-30)) 8-30 Sheep Unit 7 Any Legal Weapon 3
Mt. Hull Sept. 15-Oct. 10 Sheep Unit 10 Any Legal Weapon 1
Lincoln Cliffs Sept. 15-Oct. 10 Sheep Unit 12 Any Legal Weapon 1
Quilomene A Sept. 15-Oct. ((5)) 3 Sheep Unit 13 Any Legal Weapon ((4)) 3
Quilomene B Nov. ((3-30)) 8-30 Sheep Unit 13 Any Legal Weapon ((3)) 2
Swakane Sept. 15-Oct. 10 Sheep Unit 14 Any Legal Weapon 1
Tieton Sept. 15-Oct. 10 Sheep Unit 15 Any Legal Weapon 2

Mountain (Bighorn) Sheep Units:


Sheep Unit 4 Selah Butte: Permit Area: That part of Yakima and Kittitas counties between Ellensburg and Yakima east of the Yakima River and north of Selah Creek, west of Interstate 82 and south of Interstate 90.


Sheep Unit 5 Umtanum: Permit Area: Those portions of Yakima and Kittitas counties west of the Yakima River, north of Wenas Creek, and east of USFS Road 1701 to Manastash Lake and its drainage; south and east along the South Fork Manastash Creek to Manastash Creek and the Yakima River.


Sheep Unit 7 Cleman Mountain: Permit Area: That part of Yakima County south of Wenas Creek and east of USFS Road 1701, north of Highway 410 and Highway 12 and west of the Yakima River.


Sheep Unit 10 Mt. Hull: Permit Area: That part of Okanogan County within the following described boundary: Beginning at Oroville; then south along U.S. Highway 97 to the Swanson's Mill Road (old Mt. Hull Road) near Lake Andrews; then east to the Dry Gulch Road; then north to the Oroville-Toroda Creek Road (Molson Grade Road); then west to Oroville and the point of beginning.

    
Sheep Unit 12 Lincoln Cliffs:
Permit Area: That part of Lincoln County north of Highway 2.


Sheep Unit 13 Quilomene:
Permit Area: GMU 329.


Sheep Unit 14 Swakane: Permit Area: GMU 250.


Sheep Unit 15 Tieton: Permit Area: GMU 360.


((2003)) 2004 Mountain Goat Permit Hunts


Who May Apply:
Anyone may apply; except those who harvested a mountain goat in Washington state after 1998. An individual may only harvest one mountain goat during their lifetime, except for those who harvested a goat prior to 1999. (Except waived for raffle and auction hunts.)


Bag Limit: One (1) adult goat of either sex with horns four (4) inches or longer. WDFW urges hunters to refrain from shooting nannies with kids. Permit hunters may start hunting Sept. 1 with archery equipment.


Hunt

Name

Permit

Season

Permit Hunt

Boundary Description

Special

Restrictions

2003

Permits

Chelan North Sept. 15-Oct. 31 Goat Unit 2-1 Any Legal Weapon 1
Methow Sept. 15-Oct. 31 Goat Unit 2-2 Any Legal Weapon 2
Naches Pass/Corral Pass Sept. 15-Oct. 31 Goat Unit 3-6, 4-38 Any Legal Weapon ((1)) 2
Bumping River Sept. 15-Oct. 31 Goat Unit 3-7 Any Legal Weapon 2
Blazed Ridge Sept. 15-Oct. 31 Goat Unit 3-10 Any Legal Weapon ((1)) 2
Kachess Ridge Sept. 15-Oct. 31 Goat Unit 3-11 Any Legal Weapon 0
Jack Mountain Sept. 15-Oct. 31 Goat Unit 4-9 Any Legal Weapon 0
((Corral Pass Sept. 15-Oct. 31 Goat Unit 4-38 Any Legal Weapon 2))
Tatoosh Sept. 15-Oct. 31 Goat Unit 5-2 Any Legal Weapon 3
Smith Creek Sept. 15-Oct. 31 Goat Unit 5-3 Any Legal Weapon 1
Goat Rocks/Tieton River Sept. 15-Oct. 31 Goat Units 3-9, 5-4 Any Legal Weapon 6

Mountain Goat Units:


Goat Unit 2-1 Chelan N. (Chelan County): Permit Area: Beginning at the mouth of Fish Creek on Lake Chelan (Moore Point); then northeast up Fish Creek and USFS trail 1259 to the Sawtooth crest near Deephole Spring; then southeast along the Sawtooth crest, which separates Chelan and Okanogan County, to Horsethief Basin and the headwaters of Safety Harbor Creek; then south along Safety Harbor Creek to Lake Chelan, then northwest along the north shore of Lake Chelan to the mouth of Fish Creek at Moore Point and the point of beginning.


Goat Unit 2-2 Methow Area: Permit Area: Okanogan County within the following described boundary: Beginning at the Town of Twisp, westerly along the Twisp River Road (County Road 4440) to Roads End; west up the Twisp Pass Trail 432 to Twisp Pass and the Okanogan County line; northerly along the Okanogan County line through Washington Pass to Harts Pass; southeast down Harts Pass (Road 5400) to Lost River; then along the Lost River-Mazama Road to Mazama; then southwest to State Highway 20; then southeasterly along State Highway 20 to Twisp and the point of beginning.


Goat Unit 3-6 Naches Pass: Permit Area: Yakima and Kittitas counties within the following described boundary: Beginning at Chinook Pass; then north along the Pacific Crest Trail to Naches Pass; then east to USFS Road 19 and continuing to State Highway 410; then west along State Highway 410 to Chinook Pass and point of beginning.


Goat Unit 3-7 Bumping River: Permit Area: ((Yakima County within the following described boundary: Beginning at White Pass and the Pacific Crest Trail; then north to Forest Trail 980; then north to USFS Road 18; then north to State Highway 410; then east to State Highway 12; then west along State Highway 12 and back to point of beginning)) GMU 356; EXCEPT Timberwolf Mountain, which is closed.


Goat Unit 3-9 Tieton River: Permit Area: Yakima County within the following described boundary: Beginning at White Pass and Pacific Crest Trail; then south to the Yakama Indian Reservation Boundary; then east to USFS Jeep Trail 1137; then west to USFS Road 1070-578 Spur; then west to Road 1000; then north to USFS Road 12; then north to State Highway 12; then west on State Highway 12 to point of beginning.


Goat Unit 3-10 Blazed Ridge: Permit Area: Kittitas and Yakima counties within the following described boundary: Beginning at the mouth of Cabin Creek on the Yakima River; then west along Cabin Creek to the headwaters near Snowshoe Butte; then south along the Cascade Crest separating the Green and Yakima river drainage to Pyramid Peak; then southeast along the North Fork, Little Naches, and Naches River to the Yakima River; then north along the Yakima River to the mouth of Cabin Creek and point of beginning.


Goat Unit 3-11 Kachess Ridge: Permit Area: Kittitas County within the following described boundary: Beginning at the mouth of the Kachess River on the Yakima River; then north along the Kachess River and Kachess Lake to USFS Road 4600; then east on USFS Road 4600 to the Cle Elum River; then south along the Cle Elum River and Lake Cle Elum to the Yakima River; then northwest along the Yakima River to the mouth of the Kachess River and point of beginning.


Goat Unit 4-9 Jack Mountain: Permit Area: Whatcom County within the following described boundary: Beginning at the confluence of Ruby Creek and Crater Creek; then north up Crater Creek to the ridge line between Jerry Lakes and a pinnacle of Jack Mountain (7,292 ft. elevation); continue due north to Devil's Creek; then west down Devil's Creek to Ross Lake; then south along the east shoreline of Ross Lake to Ruby Arm; then easterly up Ruby Arm and Ruby Creek to the confluence of Crater Creek and the point of beginning.


Goat Unit 4-38 Corral Pass: Permit Area: Pierce County within the following described boundary: Beginning where Goat Creek intersects the Corral Pass Road; then southeast up Goat Creek to the Cascade Crest; then north along the Crest to USFS Trail 1188; then northwest along said trail to USFS Trail 1176; then north along said trail to Corral Pass; then west along Corral Pass Road to its intersection with Goat Creek and the point of beginning.


Goat Unit 5-2 Tatoosh: Permit Area: Lewis County within the following described boundary: Beginning at the junction of the southern Mount Rainier National Park Boundary and State Highway 123; then south along State Highway 123 to U.S. Highway 12; then southwest along said highway to Skate Creek Road (USFS Road 52); then northwest along said road to the junction of Morse Creek Road (old road to Longmire Campground); then north along said road to the Mount Rainier National Park Boundary; then east along the southern park boundary to the point of beginning.


Goat Unit 5-3 Smith Creek: Permit area: Lewis County within the following described boundary: Beginning at the Town of Randle; then east along U.S. Highway 12 to USFS Road 21; then southeast along USFS Road 21 to USFS Road 22; then northeast and northwest along USFS Road 22 to USFS Road 23; then east and northwest on USFS Road 23 to USFS Road 25; then north along USFS Road 25 to Randle and point of beginning.


Goat Unit 5-4 Goat Rocks: Permit Area: Lewis County south of the White Pass Highway (U.S. Highway 12) and east of the Johnson Creek Road (USFS Road 1302).

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 03-13-047 (Order 03-129), § 232-28-273, filed 6/12/03, effective 7/13/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047, 77.12.655, 77.12.020. 02-11-069 (Order 02-98), § 232-28-273, filed 5/10/02, effective 6/10/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040, 77.12.020, 77.32.070, 77.32.530. 01-10-048 (Order 01-69), § 232-28-273, filed 4/26/01, effective 5/27/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040, 77.12.010, 77.12.020, 77.12.770, 77.12.780. 00-11-137 (Order 00-50), § 232-28-273, filed 5/23/00, effective 6/23/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040. 99-10-102 (Order 99-40), § 232-28-273, filed 5/5/99, effective 6/5/99; 98-10-005 (Order 98-58), § 232-28-273, filed 4/22/98, effective 5/23/98.]

OTS-7159.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 03-175, filed 8/5/03, effective 9/5/03)

WAC 232-28-282   Big game and wild turkey auction, raffle, and special incentive permits.  


BIG GAME AUCTION PERMITS


The director will select a conservation organization(s) to conduct annual auction(s). Selection of the conservation organizations will be based on criteria adopted by the Washington department of fish and wildlife. Big game and wild turkey auctions shall be conducted consistent with WAC 232-28-292.


SPECIES - ONE DEER PERMIT


Hunting season dates: September 1 - December 31, 2004

Hunt Area: Statewide EXCEPT all Private Lands Wildlife Management Areas (PLWMAs), GMU 485, and those GMUs closed to deer hunting by the fish and wildlife commission.

Weapon: Any legal weapon.

Bag limit: One additional any buck deer


SPECIES - ONE WESTSIDE DEER PERMIT


Hunting season dates: 2005 and thereafter, September 1 - December 31

Hunt Area: Western Washington EXCEPT all Private Lands Wildlife Management Areas (PLWMAs), GMU 485, and those GMUs closed to deer hunting by the fish and wildlife commission.

Weapon: Any legal weapon.

Bag limit: One additional any buck deer


SPECIES - ONE EASTSIDE DEER PERMIT


Hunting season dates: 2005 and thereafter, September 1 - December 31

Hunt Area: Eastern Washington EXCEPT all Private Lands Wildlife Management Areas (PLWMAs) and those GMUs closed to deer hunting by the fish and wildlife commission.

Weapon: Any legal weapon.

Bag limit: One additional any buck deer


SPECIES - ONE WESTSIDE ELK PERMIT


Hunting season dates: September 1 - December 31

Hunt Area: Western Washington EXCEPT all Private Lands Wildlife Management Areas (PLWMAs), those GMUs closed to elk hunting, and those GMUs not opened to branch antlered bull elk hunting by the fish and wildlife commission.

Weapon: Any legal weapon.

Bag limit: One additional any bull elk


SPECIES - ONE EASTSIDE ELK PERMIT


Hunting season dates: September 1 - December 31

Hunt Area: Eastern Washington EXCEPT all Private Lands Wildlife Management Areas (PLWMAs), GMU 157, those GMUs closed to elk hunting, and those GMUs not opened to branch antlered bull elk hunting by the fish and wildlife commission.

Weapon: Any legal weapon.

Bag limit: One additional any bull elk


SPECIES - ONE BIGHORN SHEEP PERMIT


Hunting season dates: September 1 - October 31

Hunt Area: Sheep Unit 4 (Selah Butte), Sheep Unit 5 (Umtanum), Sheep Unit 7 (Cleman Mountain), Sheep Unit 12 (Lincoln Cliffs), or Sheep Unit 13 (Quilomene).

Weapon: Any legal weapon, EXCEPT must use archery equipment during archery seasons and muzzleloader equipment during muzzleloader seasons.

Bag limit: One bighorn ram


SPECIES - ONE MOOSE PERMIT


Hunting season dates: October 1 - November 30

Hunt Area: Any open moose unit.

Weapon: Any legal weapon, EXCEPT must use archery equipment during archery seasons and muzzleloader equipment during muzzleloader seasons.

Bag limit: One moose of either sex


SPECIES - ONE MOUNTAIN GOAT PERMIT


Hunting season dates: September 15 - October 31

Hunt Area: Goat Unit 3-6 (Naches Pass), Goat Unit 3-9 (Tieton River), Goat Unit 3-10 (Blazed Ridge), or Goat Unit 5-4 (Goat Rocks).

Weapon: Any legal weapon, EXCEPT must use archery equipment during archery seasons and muzzleloader equipment during muzzleloader seasons.

Bag limit: One mountain goat of either sex


RAFFLE PERMITS


Raffle permits will be issued to individuals selected through a Washington department of fish and wildlife drawing or the director may select a conservation organization(s) to conduct annual raffles. Selection of a conservation organization will be based on criteria adopted by the Washington department of fish and wildlife. Big game and wild turkey raffles shall be conducted consistent with WAC 232-28-290.


RAFFLE PERMIT HUNT(S)


DEER RAFFLE PERMIT HUNT


Bag limit: One additional any buck deer

Open area: Statewide EXCEPT all Private Lands Wildlife Management Areas (PLWMAs), GMU 485, and those GMUs closed to deer hunting by the fish and wildlife commission.

Open season: September 1 - December 31, 2004.

Weapon: Any legal weapon.

Number of permits: 1

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


WESTSIDE DEER RAFFLE PERMIT HUNT


Bag limit: One additional any buck deer

Open area: Western Washington EXCEPT all Private Lands Wildlife Management Areas (PLWMAs), GMU 485, and those GMUs closed to deer hunting by the fish and wildlife commission.

Open season: 2005 and thereafter, September 1 - December 31

Weapon: Any legal weapon.

Number of permits: 1

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


EASTSIDE DEER RAFFLE PERMIT HUNT


Bag limit: One additional any buck deer

Open area: Eastern Washington EXCEPT all Private Lands Wildlife Management Areas (PLWMAs) and those GMUs closed to deer hunting by the fish and wildlife commission.

Open season: 2005 and thereafter, September 1 - December 31

Weapon: Any legal weapon.

Number of permits: 1

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


WESTSIDE ELK RAFFLE PERMIT HUNT


Bag limit: One additional any bull elk

Open area: Western Washington EXCEPT all Private Lands Wildlife Management Areas (PLWMAs), those GMUs closed to elk hunting, and those GMUs not open to branch antlered bull elk hunting by the fish and wildlife commission.

Open season: September 1 - December 31.

Weapon: Any legal weapon.

Number of permits: 1

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


EASTSIDE ELK RAFFLE PERMIT HUNT


Bag limit: One additional any bull elk

Open area: Eastern Washington EXCEPT all Private Lands Wildlife Management Areas (PLWMAs), GMU 157, those GMUs closed to elk hunting, and those GMUs not opened to branch antlered bull elk hunting by the fish and wildlife commission.

Open season: September 1 - December 31.

Weapon: Any legal weapon.

Number of permits: 1

Raffle ticket 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), Sheep Unit 12 (Lincoln Cliffs), or Sheep Unit 13 (Quilomene).

Open season: September 1 - October 31.

Weapon: Hunter may use any legal weapon.

Number of permits: 1

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


MOOSE RAFFLE PERMIT HUNT


Bag limit: One moose of either sex

Open area: Any open moose unit.

Open season: October 1 - November 30.

Weapon: Hunter may use any legal weapon.

Number of permits: 1

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


MOUNTAIN GOAT RAFFLE PERMIT HUNT


Bag limit: One mountain goat of either sex

Open area: Goat Unit 3-6 (Naches Pass), Goat Unit 3-9 (Tieton River), Goat Unit 3-10 (Blazed Ridge), or Goat Unit 5-4 (Goat Rocks).

Open season: September 15 - October 31.

Weapon: Hunter may use any legal weapon.

Number of permits: 1

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


TURKEY RAFFLE PERMIT HUNTS


Bag limit: Three (3) additional wild turkeys, but not to exceed more than one turkey in Western Washington or two turkeys in Eastern Washington.

Open area: Statewide.

Open season: April 1 - May 31.

Weapon: Archery or shotgun only.

Number of permits: 2

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


DIRECTOR AUTHORIZED BIG GAME AUCTION OR RAFFLE PERMITS

    
The director shall determine which method of permit opportunity, auction or raffle, taking into consideration impacts to the wildlife resource, opportunity to the hunting community, other resource management issues, and expected revenue. The director may select a conservation organization(s) to conduct annual auction(s) or raffle(s). Selection of the conservation organization will be based on criteria adopted by the Washington department of fish and wildlife. Big game auctions and raffles shall be conducted consistent with WAC 232-28-292.


ROCKY MOUNTAIN BIGHORN SHEEP AUCTION OR RAFFLE PERMIT


Hunting season dates: 2005 and thereafter, September 1 - October 31

Hunt Area: GMUs 166, 169, 181, 186.

Weapon: Hunter may use any legal weapon.

Bag limit: One bighorn ram


SPECIAL INCENTIVE PERMITS


Hunters will be entered into a drawing for special deer and elk incentive permits for prompt reporting of hunting activity in compliance with WAC 232-28-299.


     (a) There will be two (2) any elk special incentive permits for Western Washington.

Open area: Western Washington EXCEPT all Private Lands Wildlife Management Areas (PLWMAs), GMUs 418, 485, 522, and those GMUs closed to elk hunting or closed to branch antlered bull elk hunting by the fish and wildlife commission.

Open season: September 1 - December 31.

Weapon: Any legal weapon, EXCEPT must use archery equipment during archery seasons and muzzleloader equipment during muzzleloader seasons.

Bag limit: One additional elk.


There will be two (2) any elk special incentive permits for Eastern Washington.

Open area: Eastern Washington EXCEPT all Private Lands Wildlife Management Areas (PLWMAs), GMU 157 and those GMUs closed to elk hunting or closed to branch antlered bull elk hunting by the fish and wildlife commission.

Open season: September 1 - December 31.

Weapon: Any legal weapon, EXCEPT must use archery equipment during archery seasons and muzzleloader equipment during muzzleloader seasons.

Bag limit: One additional elk.


     (b) There will be five (5) statewide any deer special incentive permits, for use in any area open to general or permit hunting seasons EXCEPT all Private Lands Wildlife Management Areas (PLWMAs), GMUs 157, 418, 485, 522, and those GMUs closed to deer hunting by the fish and wildlife commission.

Open season: September 1 - December 31.

Weapon: Any legal weapon, EXCEPT must use archery equipment during archery seasons and muzzleloader equipment during muzzleloader seasons and any legal weapon at other times if there are no firearm restrictions.

Bag limit: One additional any deer.


Auction, raffle, and special incentive hunt permittee rules

     (1) Permittee shall contact the appropriate regional office of the department of fish and wildlife when entering the designated hunt area or entering the region to hunt outside the general season.

     (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.

     (5) The permit is valid during the hunting season dates for the year issued.

     (6) The permittee will present the head and carcass of the bighorn sheep killed to any department office within 72 hours of date of kill.

     (7) The permittee must abide by all local, state, and federal regulations including firearm restriction areas and area closures.

     (8) Hunters awarded the special incentive permit will be required to send the appropriate license fee to the department of fish and wildlife headquarters in Olympia. The department will issue the license and transport tag and send it to the special incentive permit winner.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 03-16-087 (Order 03-175), § 232-28-282, filed 8/5/03, effective 9/5/03; 03-03-016 (Order 03-03), § 232-28-282, filed 1/7/03, effective 2/7/03; 02-15-019 (Order 02-135), § 232-28-282, filed 7/8/02, effective 1/1/03.]

OTS-7150.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 00-50, filed 5/23/00, effective 6/23/00)

WAC 232-12-047   Unlawful firearms for hunting.   (1) It is unlawful to hunt any big game with:

     (a) A fully automatic firearm.

     (b) A centerfire cartridge less than 22 caliber for cougar.

     (c) A centerfire cartridge less than 24 caliber for any other big game.

     (d) A shotgun, provided that a 20 gauge, or larger shotgun, using shells loaded with slugs or buckshot size #1 or larger, may be used to hunt deer, bear, and cougar.

     (e) A shotgun for any other big game, except that a 12 gauge or 10 gauge shotgun using slugs may be used.

     (f) A handgun that does not meet the following criteria: Have a minimum barrel length of four inches, per manufacturer's specification, and fire a centerfire cartridge.

     (g) Any rimfire cartridge.

     (2) It is unlawful to hunt game birds with a shotgun capable of holding more than three shells.

     (3) It is unlawful to hunt game birds or game animals, except bullfrogs, in a manner other than with a firearm, a bow and arrow, or by falconry, except persons with disabilities may use a crossbow with a special use permit as conditioned in WAC 232-12-054.

     (4) It is unlawful to hunt game animals or game birds with a shotgun larger than 10 gauge.

     (5) It is unlawful to hunt game birds with a rifle or pistol, with the exception of blue grouse, spruce grouse and ruffed grouse.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040, 77.12.010, 77.12.020, 77.12.770, 77.12.780. 00-11-137 (Order 00-50), § 232-12-047, filed 5/23/00, effective 6/23/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040. 98-10-006 (Order 98-53), § 232-12-047, filed 4/22/98, effective 5/23/98; 90-14-108 (Order 449), § 232-12-047, filed 7/5/90, effective 8/5/90; 83-01-006 (Order 198), § 232-12-047, filed 12/2/82; 82-04-034 (Order 177), § 232-12-047, filed 1/28/82; 81-22-002 (Order 174), § 232-12-047, filed 10/22/81; 81-12-029 (Order 165), § 232-12-047, filed 6/1/81. Formerly WAC 232-12-130.]

OTS-7154.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 03-85, filed 4/30/03, effective 5/31/03)

WAC 232-12-828   Hunting of game birds and animals by persons with a disability.   (1) Definitions:

     (a) "Hunter with a disability" means a person with a permanent disability who possesses a disabled hunter permit issued by the department. A hunter with a disability must have all required licenses, tags, permits, and stamps before hunting.

     (b) "Disabled hunter permit" means a permit, card, or endorsement to a license issued by the department to any person with a permanent disability who applies to the department and presents such evidence as the director may require showing that the applicant is a person with a qualifying disability. Upon approval of the application, the department will issue a vehicle identification placard. A designated hunter companion card will be issued with a hunting license.

     (c) "Designated hunter companion" means a person who assists a hunter with a disability in the stalking, shooting, tracking, retrieving, or tagging of game birds and game animals.

     (d) "Designated hunter companion card" means an identification card issued by the department to the hunter with a disability.

     (e) "Blind or visually impaired" means a central visual acuity that does not exceed 20/200 in the better eye with corrective lenses, or the widest diameter of the visual field does not exceed twenty degrees.

     (f) "Accompany" means the hunter with a disability and the designated hunter companion are in the physical presence of each other, not to exceed 1/4 mile separation. While stalking or shooting an animal, the hunter with a disability and the designated hunter companion must have a form of reliable and direct communication.

     (g) "Special use permit" means a permit issued by the department to a person with a specific permanent disability as a reasonable accommodation. The special use permit allows for a specific act or acts to include, but not be limited to, use of adaptive mechanical, electrical, or specialty equipment or devices that aid the person in hunting.

     (h) "Person with a disability" means:

     (i) A person who has a permanent disability and is not ambulatory over natural terrain without a lower extremity prosthesis or must permanently use a medically prescribed assistive device for mobility, including, but not limited to, a wheelchair, crutch, cane, walker, or oxygen bottle; or

     (ii) A person who has a permanent disability and is physically incapable of holding and safely operating a firearm or other legal hunting device.

     This definition includes, but is not limited to, persons with a permanent upper or lower extremity impairment who have lost the use of one or both upper or lower extremities, or who have a severe limitation in the use of one or both upper or lower extremities, or who have a diagnosed permanent disease or disorder which substantially impairs or severely interferes with mobility or the use of one or both upper or lower extremities for holding and safely operating a firearm or other legal hunting device; or

     (iii) A person who is blind or visually impaired.

     "Visually impaired" means central visual acuity that does not exceed 20/200 in the better eye with corrective lenses, or the widest diameter of the visual field is no greater than twenty degrees.

     (2) The designated hunter companion must accompany the hunter with a disability when stalking or shooting game on behalf of the hunter with a disability. The hunter with a disability or the designated hunter companion must immediately cut, notch, or date any required tag. The tag must be affixed to the carcass of the game bird or animal as soon as is reasonably possible after killing the game.

     (3) The designated hunter companion does not need to accompany the hunter with a disability while tracking an animal wounded by either hunter, or while tagging or retrieving a downed animal on behalf of the hunter with a disability.

     (4) It is unlawful for a designated hunter companion to assist a hunter with a disability unless the designated hunter companion has the designated hunter companion identification card on his or her person.

     (5) It is unlawful for a hunter with a disability to shoot from a motor vehicle, nonhighway vehicle or snowmobile unless the vehicle is stopped, the motor is turned off and the vehicle is not on or beside the maintained portion of a public highway. A disabled hunter vehicle identification placard must be displayed.

     (6) It is unlawful for any person to possess a loaded firearm in a moving vehicle or to shoot a firearm, crossbow, or bow and arrow from, across, or along the maintained portion of a public highway.

     (7) Game birds or game animals killed, tagged or retrieved by a designated hunter companion on behalf of a hunter with a disability do not count against the designated hunter companion's bag or possession limit.

     (8) A designated hunter companion shooting game for or may be shooting game for a hunter with a disability must have a valid hunting license issued by Washington or another state.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 03-10-040 (Order 03-85), § 232-12-828, filed 4/30/03, effective 5/31/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.32.237. 96-03-084 (Order 96-07), § 232-12-828, filed 1/18/96, effective 2/18/96.]

OTS-7149.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 03-129, filed 6/12/03, effective 7/13/03)

WAC 232-12-054   Archery requirements -- Archery special use permits.   (1) Rules pertaining to all archery:

     (a) It is unlawful for any person to carry or have in his possession any firearm while in the field archery hunting, during an archery season specified for that area.

     (b) It is unlawful to have any electrical equipment or electric device(s) attached to the bow or arrow while hunting.

     (c) It is unlawful to shoot a bow and arrow from a vehicle or from, across or along the maintained portion of a public highway, except persons with a disabled hunter permit may shoot from a vehicle if the hunter is in compliance with WAC 232-12-828.

     (d) It is unlawful to use any device secured to or supported by the bow for the purpose of maintaining the bow at full draw or in a firing position, except persons with an archery special use permit may((, during deer and elk archery seasons, use)) hunt game birds or game animals using a device that stabilizes and holds a long bow, recurve bow, or compound bow at a full draw, and may use a mechanical or electrical release.

     (e) It is unlawful to hunt wildlife with a crossbow, except disabled hunter permittees in possession of a crossbow special use permit.

     (f) It is unlawful to hunt big game animals with any arrow or bolt that does not have a sharp broadhead, and the broadhead blade or blades are less than seven-eighths inch wide.

     (g) It is unlawful to hunt big game animals with a broadhead blade unless the broadhead is unbarbed and completely closed at the back end of the blade or blades by a smooth, unbroken surface starting at maximum blade width forming a smooth line toward the feather end of the shaft and such line does not angle toward the point.

     (h) It is unlawful to hunt wildlife with any bow or crossbow equipped with a scope.

     (2) Rules pertaining to long bow, recurve bow and compound bow archery:

     (a) It is unlawful for any person to hunt big game animals with a bow that possesses less than 40 pounds of pull measured at twenty-eight inches or less draw length or has a greater than 65% reduction (let off) in holding weight at full draw.

     (b) It is unlawful to hunt big game animals with any arrow measuring less than 20 inches in length or weighing less than 6 grains per pound of draw weight with a minimum arrow weight of 300 grains.

     (3) Rules pertaining to crossbows:

     (a) It is unlawful for a disabled hunter permit holder in possession of a crossbow special use permit to hunt big game animals with a crossbow with a draw weight less than 125 pounds, a limb width less than 24 inches, a draw length less than 14 inches, and a working trigger safety.

     (b) It is unlawful for a disabled hunter permit holder in possession of a crossbow special use permit to hunt big game animals with any arrow or bolt measuring less than 16 inches in length and weighing less than 350 grains.

     (c) It is unlawful for a disabled hunter permit holder in possession of a crossbow special use permit to hunt game animals or game birds with a crossbow that weighs more than 15 pounds.

     (4) Archery special use permits((.)):

     (a) An archery special use permit is available to a person who ((holds)) possesses a valid ((big game combination package which includes deer or elk as a species option and who presents an)) disabled hunter permit. An archery special use permit application must be signed by a physician stating that the person's disability is permanent and the person has a loss of use of one or both upper extremities, has a significant limitation in the use of an upper extremity, or has a permanent physical limitation, which loss or limitation substantially impairs the ability to safely hold, grasp or shoot a long bow, recurve bow or compound bow. The loss or limitation may be the result of, but not limited to, amputation, paralysis, diagnosed disease, or birth defect. The approved archery special use permit must be in the physical possession of the person while using adaptive archery equipment as described in subsection (1)(d) of this section to hunt ((deer or elk)) game birds or game animals.

     (b) A crossbow special use permit is available to a person who meets the requirements for an archery special use permit and is unable to use adaptive archery equipment. Adaptive equipment includes, but is not limited to: Cocking devices that hold the bow at full draw; trigger mechanisms that may be released by mouth, or chin, or hand supporting the bow; and devices that assist in supporting the bow. Information describing types of adaptive equipment will be provided to physicians for their assessment of the applicant's ability to utilize adaptive archery equipment. Muscle weakness, impaired range of motion, or unilateral hand weakness disability, of both hands or both arms or both sides of the upper extremity, may result in an inability to use adaptive archery equipment. Standard tests approved by the American Medical Association may be conducted to assess a person's abilities.

     (c) Subsection (4)(b) of this section, crossbow special use permits will be valid for the 2004 through 2006 hunting seasons, unless reauthorized by the Washington fish and wildlife commission.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 03-13-047 (Order 03-129), § 232-12-054, filed 6/12/03, effective 7/13/03; 01-17-068 (Order 01-167), § 232-12-054, filed 8/15/01, effective 9/15/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040, 77.12.010, 77.12.020, 77.12.770, 77.12.780. 00-11-137 (Order 00-50), § 232-12-054, filed 5/23/00, effective 6/23/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040. 90-03-092 (Order 427), § 232-12-054, filed 1/24/90, effective 2/24/90; 88-13-012 (Order 310), § 232-12-054, filed 6/6/88; 81-12-029 (Order 165), § 232-12-054, filed 6/1/81. Formerly WAC 232-12-140.]

OTS-7155.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 03-129, filed 6/12/03, effective 7/13/03)

WAC 232-28-248   Special closures and firearm restriction areas.  


RESTRICTED AND PROHIBITED HUNTING AREAS.


These areas are closed by Fish and Wildlife Commission action. Other areas may be closed to hunting by local, state or federal regulations.


IT IS ILLEGAL TO HUNT EXCEPT WHERE PROVIDED IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS:


1. Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge: The southern part of the Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge in Stevens County is closed to hunting and discharge of firearms except during the periods of April 15-May 15 and October 1-December 31. This closure is south of a boundary beginning at the west project boundary in Section 3, Township 34 N, R 40 EWM, then easterly along Road 1.0 (Bear Creek Road) to the intersection with Road 2.0 (Blacktail Mountain Road) in Section 2, then easterly along Road 2.0 to the easterly boundary in Section 8, Township 34 N, R 42 EWM.
The Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge north of the preceding boundary is open to all legally established hunting seasons from April 15 to May 15 and September through December.
2. Parker Lake: All lands south of Ruby Creek Road (USFS Road 2489), north of Tacoma Creek Road (USFS Road 2389) and west of Bonneville Power Administration power lines are designated as "CLOSED AREA" to the hunting of wild animals and wild birds year round. Both the Little Pend Oreille (1) and Parker Lake (2) closures were established to provide a protected area for the Air Force Military Survival Training Program.
3. Columbia River and all the islands in the river, and the Benton County shoreline below the high water mark, and any peninsula originating on the Benton County shoreline, between Vernita Bridge (Highway 24) downstream to the old Hanford townsite powerline crossing (wooden towers) in Section 24, T 13 N, R 27 E, is designated as a "CLOSED AREA" to the hunting of wild animals and wild birds.
4. Green River (GMU 485): Except for special permit hunters, who may also take a black bear and/or cougar with the appropriate license/tag options, all lands within GMU 485 are designated as a "CLOSED AREA" to the hunting of big game by Department of Fish and Wildlife regulated hunters throughout the year. During the general westside elk season and general and late deer seasons, all lands within GMU 485 are also designated as a "CLOSED AREA" to the hunting of all wild animals (including wild birds). The City of Tacoma enforces trespass within GMU 485 on lands owned or controlled by the City during all times of the year.
5. McNeil Island: McNeil Island (part of GMU 652) is closed to the hunting of all wild animals (including wild birds) year around.
6. Loo-wit (GMU 522): Closed to hunting and trapping within GMU 522 (Loo-wit), except for the hunting of elk by special permit holders during established seasons and designated areas.
7. The Voice of America Dungeness Recreation Area County Park in Clallam County is closed to all hunting except Wednesdays, weekends, and holidays, from the first weekend in October to the end of January.

BIG GAME CLOSURES


1. Clark, Cowlitz, Pacific, and Wahkiakum counties are closed to Columbian Whitetail Deer hunting.
2. Cathlamet: Beginning in the town of Skamokawa; then east along SR 4 to the Risk Road; then south and east along the Risk Road to Foster Road; then south along the Foster Road to the Elochoman River; then upstream along the Elochoman River to the Elochoman Valley Road (old SR 407); then west along the Elochoman Valley Road to SR 4; then east along SR 4 to SR 409; then south along SR 409 to the Cathlamet Channel of the Columbia River; then east along the north shore of the Cathlamet Channel to Cape Horn; then south in the Columbia River to the state line; then west along the state line to a point directly south of the mouth of Skamokawa Creek; then north on Skamokawa Creek to SR 4 and the point of beginning. This area is closed to all deer and elk hunting, to protect the Columbian Whitetail Deer.
3. Willapa National Wildlife Refuge: Except for Long Island, Willapa National Wildlife Refuge is closed to all big game hunting.
4. Walla Walla Mill Creek Watershed (GMU 157): All lands in the Mill Creek Watershed are designated as a "CLOSED AREA" to the hunting of all wild animals (including wild birds) except for the hunting of elk by the holders of GMU-157 special elk permits during the established open season. This area is closed to motorized vehicles. Entry is allowed only by Forest Service permit for the duration of the hunt. Any entry into the Mill Creek Watershed at other times is prohibited.
5. Westport: Closed to hunting of all big game animals on that part of Westport Peninsula lying north of State Highway 105 from the west end of the Elk River Bridge and the Schafer Island Road to the ocean beach.

FIREARM RESTRICTION AREAS


The firearm restriction areas listed below have been established by the Fish and Wildlife Commission. Centerfire and rimfire rifles are not legal for hunting in these areas.


In firearm restriction areas, hunters may hunt only during the season allowed by their tag. Archery tag holders may hunt during archery seasons with archery equipment. Muzzleloaders may hunt during muzzleloader seasons with muzzleloader equipment except in the GMU 652 restriction area outlined for King County. Modern firearm tag holders may hunt during modern firearm seasons with bows and arrows, muzzleloaders or revolver-type handguns meeting the equipment restrictions or legal shotguns firing slugs or buckshot.

COUNTY AREA
Clallam That portion of GMU 624 (Coyle) located within Clallam County.
Clark GMU 564 (Battleground)
That portion of GMU 554 in Clark County.
Cowlitz GMU 554 (Yale)

GMU 504 (Stella)

That portion of GMU 564 (Battleground) in Cowlitz County.

Grays Harbor That portion of GMU 658 (North River) beginning at Bay City; then west along Highway 105 to Twin Harbors State Park; then south along Highway 105 to Grayland Grocery; then east on Cranberry Road to Turkey Road; then east and north on Turkey Road to Bayview Logging Road; then north and east along Bayview Logging Road to Mallard Slough; then east and south along the Bayview Road to Andrews Creek; then north along main channel of Andrews Creek to Grays Harbor; then north and west along the main navigation channel to Bay City and point of beginning.
The Chehalis Valley restriction applies only during elk seasons:
That portion of GMU 660 (Minot Peak) described as follows: Beginning at Highway 12 and Highway 107 junction near Montesano; east and south on Highway 12 to Oakville; south on the Oakville-Brooklyn Road to a point one
mile west of South Bank Road; northwest along a line one mile southwest of the South Bank Road to Delzene Road; north along Delzene Road to South Bank Road; northwest along South Bank Road to Wakefield Road; north on Wakefield Road to the Chehalis River; west along the Chehalis River to Highway 107 bridge; north on Highway 107 to Highway 12 to the point of beginning.
Island That portion of GMU 410 (Island) located on Camano and Whidbey islands.
Jefferson Indian and Marrowstone islands.
King The area west of Highway 203 (Monroe-Fall City, Fall City-Preston Road) to Interstate 90 (I-90), I-90 to Highway 18, Highway 18 to Interstate 5 (I-5), I-5 to the Pierce-King County line; Vashon and Maury islands.
The following portion of GMU 652 (Puyallup): Beginning at the intersection of State Highway 410 and the southeast Mud Mountain Dam Road near the King/Pierce County line north of Buckley; then east along the southeast Mud Mountain Road to 284th Avenue Southeast; then north along 284th Avenue Southeast to State Highway 410; then west along Highway 410 to the point of the beginning. (This restriction includes high power rifles and muzzleloaders.)
Kitsap East of State Highway 16 originating at the Tacoma Narrows Bridge to Gorst, and east of Highway 3 to Newbury Hill Road, north of Newbury Hill Road and the Bremerton-Seabeck Highway to Big Beef Creek Bridge; all of Bainbridge Island, and Bangor Military Reservation.
Kittitas GMU 334 (Ellensburg) Closed to high power rifles during deer and elk seasons.
Mason GMU 633 (Mason Lake) south of Hammersley Inlet; and all of Harstene Island.
Pacific GMU 684 (Long Beach) west of Sand Ridge Road. The portion of GMU 658 (North River) south and west of State Highway 105 and Airport Road between Raymond and North River Bridge. GMU 681 between U.S. Highway 101, Chinook Valley Road and the Columbia River from Astoria-Megler bridge to the Wallacut River.
Pierce GMU 652 (Anderson and Ketron islands) limited to archery, shotgun, and muzzleloader. McNeil Island closed to hunting.
See GMU 652 restriction area outlined for King County.
GMU 627 (Kitsap) south of Highway 302 on the Longbranch Peninsula is a firearm restriction area.
Snohomish West of Highway 9.
Skagit Guemes Island and March Point north of State Highway 20.
Skamania That portion of GMU 564 (Battle Ground) in Skamania County.
Thurston GMU 666 (Deschutes) north of U.S. Highway 101 and Interstate 5 between Oyster Bay and the mouth of the Nisqually River.
Whatcom Area west of I-5 and north of Bellingham city limits including Lummi Island and Point Roberts.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 03-13-047 (Order 03-129), § 232-28-248, filed 6/12/03, effective 7/13/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047, 77.12.655, 77.12.020. 02-11-069 (Order 02-98), § 232-28-248, filed 5/10/02, effective 6/10/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040, 77.12.020, 77.32.070, 77.32.530. 01-10-048 (Order 01-69), § 232-28-248, filed 4/26/01, effective 5/27/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040, 77.12.010, 77.12.020, 77.12.770, 77.12.780. 00-11-137 (Order 00-50), § 232-28-248, filed 5/23/00, effective 6/23/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040. 99-10-102 (Order 99-40), § 232-28-248, filed 5/5/99, effective 6/5/99; 98-10-018 (Order 98-54), § 232-28-248, filed 4/22/98, effective 5/23/98; 97-06-052 (Order 97-32), § 232-28-248, filed 2/27/97, effective 3/30/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.010 and 77.12.040. 96-04-027, § 232-28-248, filed 2/1/96, effective 3/3/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040. 95-11-036, § 232-28-248, filed 5/10/95, effective 6/10/95; 95-03-038 (Order 94-150), § 232-28-248, filed 1/10/95, effective 2/10/95.]

OTS-7152.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 01-69, filed 4/26/01, effective 5/27/01)

WAC 232-12-004   Classification of wild birds.   (1) Game birds include:


Common Name Scientific Name
migratory waterfowl Anatidae
wild turkey Meleagris gallopavo
blue grouse Falcipennis obscurus
spruce grouse Dendragapus canadensis
ruffed grouse Bonasa umbellus
"Forest grouse" means blue,

spruce, or ruffed grouse

sharp-tailed grouse Tympanuchus phasianellus
greater sage-grouse Centrocercus urophasianus
white-tailed ptarmigan Lagopus leucurus
California quail Callipepla californica
mountain quail Oreortyx pictus
northern bobwhite Colinus virginianus
scaled quail Callipepla squamata
chukar Alectoris chukar
ring-necked pheasant Phasianus colchicus
Gray (Hungarian) partridge Perdix perdix
"Upland bird" means quail, chukar,

pheasant, or partridge

American coot Fulica americana
common snipe Gallinago gallinago
band-tailed pigeon Columba fasciata
mourning dove Zenaida macroura

     (2) Predatory birds include:


Common Name Scientific Name
black-billed magpie Pica hudsonia
American crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
European starling Sturnus vulgaris
house (English) sparrow Passer domesticus
rock dove Columba livia

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040, 77.12.020, 77.32.070, 77.32.530. 01-10-048 (Order 01-69), § 232-12-004, filed 4/26/01, effective 5/27/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.020 and 77.12.040. 91-11-006 (Order 491), § 232-12-004, filed 5/2/91, effective 6/2/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040. 81-22-002 (Order 174), § 232-12-004, filed 10/22/81; 81-12-029 (Order 165), § 232-12-004, filed 6/1/81. Formerly WAC 232-12-030.]

OTS-7153.1


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-12-005   Predatory birds.   (1) HUNTING PREDATORY BIRDS:

     (a) It is unlawful to hunt for or take predatory birds without a hunting license except as allowed under RCW 77.36.030.

     (b) Crows and magpies: It is lawful to take crows during established hunting seasons and crows or magpies when found committing or about to commit depredations upon ornamental or shade trees, agricultural crops, livestock, or wildlife, or when concentrated in such numbers and manner as to constitute a health hazard or other nuisance provided that none of the birds, or their plumage, be offered for sale.

     (c) All other predatory birds may be hunted throughout the year.

     (2) SALE OF PREDATORY BIRDS: It is lawful to sell starlings, house sparrows and rock doves for the purposes of falconry and lawful to sell rock doves for the purposes of bird dog training.

     (3) POSSESSION OF PREDATORY BIRDS: It is lawful to take from the wild and possess live starlings, house sparrows and rock doves for purposes of falconry and rock doves for purposes of bird dog training.

     (4) RELEASE OF LIVE PREDATORY BIRDS: It is lawful, without a permit, to release rock doves for the purposes of bird dog training or falconry.

[]

OTS-7162.2


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 03-129, filed 6/12/03, effective 7/13/03)

WAC 232-28-351   2003-2005 Deer general seasons and ((2003)) special permits.  


Bag Limit: One (1) deer per hunter during the ((2003 hunting season)) license year except where otherwise permitted by Fish and Wildlife Commission rule.


Hunting Method: Hunters must select one of the hunting methods (modern firearm, archery, muzzleloader).


Any Buck Deer Seasons: Open only to the taking of deer with visible antlers (buck fawns illegal).


Branched Antler Restrictions: APPLIES TO ALL HUNTERS DURING ANY GENERAL SEASON! Buck deer taken in these GMUs must meet minimum antler point requirements. Minimum antler point requirements are antler points on one side only. Antler points include eye guards but all antler points must be at least one inch long. The following GMUs have 2 or 3 point minimum requirements on buck deer taken.


2 Point minimum GMUs: 437, 558, 574, 578, 588, 636, 654, and 681.


3 Point minimum GMUs: All mule deer in 100, 200, and 300 series GMUs; whitetail deer in GMUs 127, 130, 133, 136, 139, 142, 145, 149, 154, 162, 163, 166, 169, 172, 175, 178, 181, and 186.


Permit Only Units: The following GMUs are closed during general seasons: 290 (Desert), 329 (Quilomene), 371 (Alkali), and 485 (Green River).


Private Lands Wildlife Management Areas (PLWMAs): Buckrun (PLWMA 201), Kapowsin (PLWMA 401), and Merrill and Ring (PLWMA 600) are closed to hunting, except by permit and/or written permission from the landowner.


GMUs Closed to Deer Hunting: 157 (Mill Creek Watershed), 490 (Cedar River), and 522 (Loo-wit).


Blacktail Deer: Any member of blacktail/mule deer (species Odocoileus hemionus) found west of a line drawn from the Canadian border south on the Pacific Crest Trail and along the Yakama Indian Reservation boundary in Yakima County to Klickitat County and in Klickitat County west of Highway 97.


Mule Deer: Any member of blacktail/mule deer (species Odocoileus hemionus) found east of a line drawn from the Canadian border south on the Pacific Crest Trail and along the Yakama Indian Reservation boundary in Yakima County to Klickitat County and in Klickitat County east of Highway 97.


Whitetail Deer: Means any whitetail deer (member of the species Odocoileus virginianus) except the Columbian whitetail deer (species Odocoileus virginianus leucurus).


MODERN FIREARM DEER SEASONS


License Required: A valid big game hunting license, which includes a deer species option.

Tag Required: Valid modern firearm deer tag on his/her person for the area hunted.

Hunting Method: Modern firearm deer tag hunters may use rifle, handgun, shotgun, bow or muzzleloader, but only during modern firearm seasons.


Hunt Season 2003 Dates 2004 Dates 2005 Dates Game Management Units (GMUs) Legal Deer
HIGH BUCK HUNTS
Sept. 15-25 Sept. 15-25 Sept. 15-25 Alpine Lakes, Glacier Peak, Pasayten and Olympic Peninsula Wilderness Areas and Lake Chelan Recreation Area and that part of the Henry Jackson Wilderness Area west of the Pacific Crest Trail 3 pt. min.
GENERAL SEASON HUNTS
Western

Washington

Blacktail Deer

Oct. 11-31 Oct. 16-31 Oct. 15-31 407, 418, 426, 448 through 466, 501 through 520, 524 through 556, 560, 568, 572, 601 through 633, 638 through 673, 684 Any buck
410, 564 Any deer
437, 558, 574, 578, 588, 636, 654, 681 2 pt. min.
Eastern

Washington

Whitetail Deer

Oct. 11-24 Oct. 16-29 Oct. 15-28 101 through 124 Any whitetail buck
203 through 247, and 249 through 251 Any whitetail buck
Oct. 11-19 Oct. 16-24 Oct. 15-23 127 through 154, 162 through 186 Whitetail, 3 pt. min.
248, 254 through 381 except closed in GMUs 290, 329, 371 Any whitetail buck
Deer Area 3081 Any white-tailed deer
Eastern Washington Mule Deer Oct. 11-19 Oct. 16-24 Oct. 15-23 All 100 and 300 series GMUs, 248, and 254 through 284, except closed in GMUs 157, 329, and 371 3 pt. min.
Deer Area 3081 Any mule deer
Oct. 11-24 Oct. 16-29 Oct. 15-28 203 through 247 and 249 through 251 Mule deer, 3 pt. min.
LATE BUCK HUNTS
Western

Washington

Blacktail Deer

Nov. 13-16 Nov. 18-21 Nov. 17-20 All 400, 500, and 600 series GMUs except closed in GMUs 418, 426, 437, 448, 450, 460, 522, 574, 578, and 588 Any buck except 2 pt. min. in GMUs 558, 636, 654, 681 and any deer in GMUs 410 and 564
Eastern

Washington

Whitetail Deer

Nov. 3-19 Nov. 8-19 Nov. 7-19 105 through 124 Any whitetail buck
127-142 Whitetail, 3 pt. min.
YOUTH & DISABLED HUNTERS
Eastern

Washington

Whitetail Deer

Oct. 25-

Nov. 2

Oct. 30-

Nov. 7

Oct. 29-

Nov. 6

105 through 124 Whitetail, antlerless only
HUNTERS 65 AND OVER, DISABLED, OR YOUTH SEASONS
Eastern

Washington

Whitetail Deer

Oct. 11-24 Oct. 16-29 Oct. 15-28 101 through 124 Any whitetail deer
Oct. 11-19 Oct. 16-24 Oct. 15-23 127 through 142, 145 through 154, 162, 163, and 172 through 181 Whitetail, 3 pt. min. or antlerless
Eastern Washington Mule Deer Oct. 11-19 Oct. 16-24 Oct. 15-23 142 Mule deer, 3 pt. min. or antlerless
ADVANCED HUNTER EDUCATION (AHE) MASTER HUNTER SEASON
Eastern

Washington

Whitetail Deer

Dec. 9-15 Dec. 9-15 Dec. 9-15 GMUs 130-142 Whitetail, antlerless only
Eastern Washington Mule Deer Dec. 9-15 Dec. 9-15 Dec. 9-15 GMU 142 Mule deer, antlerless only

ARCHERY DEER SEASONS

License Required: A valid big game hunting license, which includes a deer species option.

Tag Required: Valid archery deer tag on his/her person for the area hunted.

Special Notes: Archery tag holders can only hunt during archery seasons with archery equipment (WAC 232-12-054).


Hunt Area 2003 Dates 2004 Dates 2005 Dates Game Management Units (GMUs) Legal Deer
Early Archery Deer Seasons
Western

Washington

Blacktail Deer

Sept. 1-30 Sept. 1-30 Sept. 1-30 407 through 426, 448 through 466, 501 through 520, 524 through 556, 560, 564, 568, 572, 601 through 633, 638 through 653, 658 through 673, 684 and 699 Any Deer, except buck only in GMUs 460, 503, 506, 530, 550, 568, 673
437, 558, 574, 578, 588, 636, 654, 681 2 pt. min. or antlerless
Alpine Lakes, Glacier Peak, and Olympic Peninsula Wilderness areas 3 pt. min. or antlerless
Eastern

Washington

Mule Deer

Sept. 1-30 Sept. 1-30 Sept. 1-30 105 through 127, 243 through 247, 249 ((through 251)), 250, 260, 262 3 pt. min.
142 through 154, and 162 through 186, ((328, 334 through 340, 346 through 368,)) 251, 372 3 pt. min. or antlerless
381 Any mule deer
Sept. 1-15 Sept. 1-15 Sept. 1-15 101, 130 through 139, 204 through 242, 248, 254, 266, 269, 272, 278, 284, 328, 334 through 340, 346 through 368, 382 3 pt. min.
Sept. 16-30 Sept. 16-30 Sept. 16-30 101, 130 through 139, 204 through 242, 248, 254, 266, 269, 272, 278, 284, 328, 334 through 340, 346 through 368, 382 3 pt. min. or antlerless
Eastern Washington Whitetail Deer Sept. 1-30 Sept. 1-30 Sept. 1-30 101 through 124, 204 through 284, 381 Any whitetail deer
127 through 154, 162 through 186 Whitetail, 3 pt. min. or antlerless
Late Archery Deer Seasons
Western

Washington

Blacktail Deer

Nov. 19 - Dec. 8 Nov. 24 - Dec. 8 Nov. 23 - Dec. 8 437, 588, 654 2 pt. min. or antlerless
Nov. 19 - Dec. 15 Nov. 24 - Dec. 15 Nov. 23 - Dec. 15 636, 681 2 pt. min. or antlerless
558 2 pt. min.
460, 466, 506 through 520, 524, 530, 556, 560, 572, 601, 607 through 618, 638, 648, and 699 Any deer, except buck only in GMUs 460, 506, 530
Nov. 19 - Dec. 31 Nov. 24 - Dec. 31 Nov. 23 - Dec. 31 407, 410, 454, 505, 603, 624, 627, 642, 652, 660 through 672 Any deer
Eastern

Washington

Mule Deer

Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 209, 215, 233, 243, ((247,)) 250 3 pt. min.
145, 163, 178 ((Antlerless)) 3 pt. min. or antlerless
272, 346, 352, 364, 368 3 pt. min. or antlerless
Eastern

Washington

Whitetail Deer

Nov. 10 - Dec. 15 Nov. 10 - Dec. 15 Nov. 10 - Dec. 15 101 Any whitetail deer
Nov. 20 - Dec. 15 Nov. 20 - Dec. 15 Nov. 20 - Dec. 15 105, 117, 121, 124 Any whitetail deer
127 3 pt. min. or antlerless whitetail
Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 145, 163, 178 3 pt. min. or antlerless whitetail
204, 209, 215, 233, 243, ((247,)) 250, 272 Any whitetail deer

MUZZLELOADER DEER SEASONS

License Required: A valid big game hunting license, which includes a deer species option.

Tag Required: Valid muzzleloader deer tag on his/her person for the area hunted.

Hunting Method: Muzzleloader only.

Special Notes: Muzzleloader tag holders can only hunt during muzzleloader seasons and must hunt with muzzleloader equipment.


Hunt Area 2003 Dates 2004 Dates 2005 Dates Game Management Units (GMUs) Legal Deer
High Buck Hunts Sept. 15-25 Sept. 15-25 Sept. 15-25 Alpine Lakes, Glacier Peak, Pasayten and Olympic Peninsula Wilderness areas, Lake Chelan Recreation Area and that part of the Henry Jackson Wilderness Area west of the Pacific Crest Trail 3 pt. min.
Early Muzzleloader Deer Seasons
Western

Washington

Blacktail Deer

Oct. 4-10 Oct. 2-8 Oct. 1-7 407, 418, 426, 448, 450, 501, 504, 505, 513, 520, 530, 554, 568, 603, 612, 624, 627, 638, 642, 660, 663, 672, 673, 684 Any buck
410, 454, 564, 652, 666 Any deer
437, 578 2 pt. min.
Eastern

Washington

Whitetail Deer

Oct. 4-10 Oct. 2-8 Oct. 1-7 204, 209, 233, 239, 243, 244, 245, 246, 250, 251, 278, 284 Whitetail, any buck
133, 142, 145, 149, 181, 381 Whitetail, 3 pt. min. or antlerless
101, 108, 111, 117, 121, 124 Whitetail, any deer
Eastern

Washington

Mule Deer

Oct. 4-10 Oct. 2-8 Oct. 1-7 101, 108, 111, 117, 121, 124, 133, 204, 209, 233, 239, 243, 244, 245, 246, 250, 251, 278, 284, 328, 330 through 342, 352 through 360, 368, 382 Mule deer, 3 pt. min.
142, 145, 149, 181, 381 Mule deer, 3 pt. min. or antlerless
Late Muzzleloader Deer Seasons
Western Washington Blacktail Deer Nov. 19 - Dec. 15 Nov. 24 - Dec. 15 Nov. 23 - Dec. 15 410, 501, 504, 564, 633, 651, 666, 673, 684, and Deer Area 4926 Any deer
654 2 pt. min.
407, 460, 550, 602 Any buck
Nov. 19 - Dec. 8 Nov. 24 - Dec. 8 Nov. 23 - Dec. 8 578 2 pt. min.
Eastern

Washington

Whitetail Deer

Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 113 Whitetail, any deer
130, 139, 172, 181 Whitetail, 3 pt. min. or antlerless
Eastern Washington Mule Deer

Nov. 20-30 Nov. 20-30 Nov. 20-30 381, 382     3 pt. min.

Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 130, Deer Area 3081 3 pt. min. or antlerless

FIREARM RESTRICTED DEER HUNTS OPEN TO ALL DEER HUNTERS

License Required: Hunting license.

Tag Required: Valid modern firearm, archery or muzzleloader deer tag on his/her person for the area hunted.

Hunting Method: Must use weapon in compliance with tag. Firearm restrictions apply in some GMUs. In firearm restriction areas, modern firearm hunters may hunt with a muzzleloader equipped with a scope.


Firearm Restricted Hunts Open To All Deer Hunters
Hunting license and deer tag required. Must use hunting method in compliance with tag. Check firearm restrictions. Archery, shotgun, muzzleloader or revolver type handgun only. Hunter orange required.
Hunt Area 2003 Dates 2004 Dates 2005 Dates Game Management Units (GMUs) Legal Deer
Western

Washington

Blacktail Deer

Oct. 11-31 Oct. 16-31 Oct. 15-31 410, Vashon and Maury Islands Any deer
Nov. 19 - Dec. 31 Nov. 24 - Dec. 13 Nov. 23 - Dec. 31 564 Any deer
((Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Indian Island Restricted Access* Any deer
*Archery only except for one day persons of disability hunt. Archers must qualify during the June to August period to hunt. For information call Bill Kalina at 360-396-5353.))

SPECIAL DEER PERMIT HUNTING SEASONS

(Open to Permit Holders Only)

Hunters must purchase a deer hunting license prior to purchase of a permit application.


Hunt Name ((2003)) 2004 Permit Season Special Restrictions Boundary Description ((2003)) 2004 Permits
Modern Firearm Deer Permit Hunts (Only modern firearm deer tag holders may apply.)
Hunters may hunt only with weapon in compliance with tag.
Sherman Oct. ((11-24)) 16-29 Whitetail, antlerless GMU 101 100
Kelly Hill ((Oct. 11-24 & Nov. 10-19)) Oct. 16-29 & Nov. 8-19 Whitetail, antlerless GMU 105 ((150)) 50
Douglas ((Oct. 11-24 & Nov. 10-19)) Oct. 16-29 & Nov. 8-19 Whitetail, antlerless GMU 108 ((250)) 300
Aladdin ((Oct. 11-24 & Nov. 10-19)) Oct. 16-29 & Nov. 8-19 Whitetail, antlerless GMU 111 ((100)) 75
Selkirk ((Oct. 11-24 & Nov. 10-19)) Oct. 16-29 & Nov. 8-19 Whitetail, antlerless GMU 113 50
49 Degrees North ((Oct. 11-24 & Nov. 10-19)) Oct. 16-29 & Nov. 8-19 Whitetail, antlerless GMU 117 ((200)) 250
Huckleberry A ((Oct. 11-24 & Nov. 10-19)) Oct. 16-29 & Nov. 8-19 Whitetail, antlerless GMU 121 ((700)) 600
Mt. Spokane A ((Oct. 11-24 & Nov. 10-19)) Oct. 16-29 & Nov. 8-19 Whitetail, antlerless GMU 124 400
Mica Peak A Oct. ((11-24)) 16-24 Whitetail, antlerless GMU 127 200
Cheney A Oct. ((11-24)) 16-24 Antlerless GMU 130 200
Roosevelt Oct. ((11-24)) 16-24 Antlerless GMU 133 400
Harrington Oct. ((11-24)) 16-24 Antlerless GMU 136 125
Steptoe ((Oct. 11-24 & Nov. 10-19)) Oct. 16-24 & Nov. 11-19 Antlerless GMU 139 300
Almota A ((Oct. 11-24 & Nov. 10-19)) Oct. 16-24 & Nov. 11-19 Antlerless GMU 142 ((250)) 200
Mayview A Oct. ((11-19)) 16-24 Antlerless GMU 145 ((350)) 200
Mayview B Nov. ((3-16)) 1-14 Antlerless GMU 145 ((350)) 200
Prescott A Nov. ((3-16)) 1-14 Antlerless GMU 149 ((400)) 275
Prescott B Nov. ((3-16)) 1-14 Antlerless Deer Area 1020 150
Blue Creek Nov. ((3-16)) 8-19 Whitetail, antlerless GMU 154 225
Dayton A Nov. ((3-16)) 8-19 Whitetail, antlerless GMU 162 350
Dayton B Nov. ((3-16)) 8-19 Antlerless Deer Area 1010 ((50)) 75
Marengo A Nov. ((3-16)) 1-14 Whitetail, antlerless GMU 163 250
Marengo B Nov. ((3-16)) 1-14 Antlerless GMU 163 75
Peola Nov. ((3-16)) 1-14 Antlerless GMU 178 75
Blue Mtns. Foothills A Nov. ((3-19)) 8-19 Whitetail, 3 pt. min. or antlerless GMUs 149, 154, 162-166 100
Blue Mtns. Foothills B Nov. ((3-19)) 8-19 Whitetail, 3 pt. min. or antlerless GMUs 145, 172-181 50
Couse Nov. ((3-16)) 1-14 Antlerless GMU 181 ((50)) 100
East Okanogan A Nov. 1-18 Any whitetail GMU 204 100
West Okanogan Nov. 1-18 Any whitetail GMUs 218-242 100
Sinlahekin A Nov. 1-18 Any whitetail GMU 215 50
Sinlahekin B Nov. 1-18 Whitetail, antlerless GMU 215 50
Chewuch A Nov. 1-18 Any buck GMU 218 ((15)) 5
Pearrygin A Nov. 1-18 Any buck GMU 224 ((20)) 10
Gardner A Nov. 1-18 Any buck GMU 231 ((15)) 5
Pogue A Nov. 1-18 Any buck GMU 233 ((10)) 5
Chiliwist A Nov. 1-18 Any buck GMU 239 ((15)) 5
Alta A Nov. 1-18 Any buck GMU 242 ((15)) 5
Manson Nov. 1-18 Any buck GMU 243 5
Chiwawa A Nov. 1-18 Any buck GMU 245 40
Slide Ridge A Nov. 1-18 Any buck GMU 246 15
Entiat A Nov. 1-18 Any buck GMU 247 50
((Big Bend A Oct. 11-19 Antlerless GMU 248 75))
Big Bend ((B)) A Nov. 1-18 Antlerless GMU 248 ((75)) 50
Swakane A Nov. 1-18 Any buck GMU 250 45
Mission A Nov. 1-18 Any buck GMU 251 30
Mission B Oct. ((11-24)) 16-29 Antlerless GMU 251 125
St. Andrews Oct. ((11-19)) 16-24 Antlerless GMU 254 75
Foster Creek A Oct. ((11-19)) 16-24 Antlerless GMU 260 ((150)) 75
Foster Creek B Nov. 1-18 Antlerless GMU 260 ((150)) 75
Withrow A Oct. ((11-19)) 16-24 Antlerless GMU 262 ((75)) 50
Badger Nov. 1-18 Antlerless GMU 266 ((100)) 50
Ritzville (((Kahlotus))) A Nov. 1-18 3 pt. min. or antlerless GMU 284 30
Desert A Nov. 1-15 Any deer GMU 290 15
Desert B Dec. 1-7 Antlerless GMU 290 50
((Lakeview A Dec. 9 - Jan 31, 2004 Antlerless Deer Area 2011 30))
Naneum Oct. ((11-19)) 16-24 Antlerless GMU 328 30
Quilomene A Nov. ((1-18)) 8-21 Any buck GMU 329 ((78)) 75
Teanaway A Oct. ((11-19)) 16-24 Antlerless GMU 335 30
Taneum Oct. ((11-19)) 16-24 Antlerless GMU 336 20
Nile A Oct. ((11-19)) 16-24 Antlerless GMU 352 20
Bethel A Nov. ((3-16)) 8-21 Any buck GMU 360 10
Cowiche A Oct. ((11-19)) 16-24 Antlerless GMU 368 20
Cowiche B Nov. ((3-16)) 8-21 Any buck GMU 368 15
Alkali A Nov. ((27 - Dec. 6)) 20-28 Any buck GMU 371 ((77)) 75
Alkali B Nov. ((27 - Dec. 6)) 20-28 Antlerless GMU 371 80
Whitcomb ((B)) A Sept. ((6-14)) 18-24 Antlerless Deer Area 3071 5
Paterson A Sept. 18-24 Antlerless Deer Area 3072 5
East Klickitat A Oct. ((11-19)) 16-24 3 pt. min. or antlerless GMU 382 40
Sauk Nov. 13-16 2 pt. min. GMU 437 25
Stillaguamish Nov. 13-16 2 pt. min. GMU 448 10
Snoqualmie Nov. 13-16 Any buck GMU 460 25
Green River A ((Oct. 25-31)) Oct. 30-Nov. 5 Any buck GMU 485 10
Lincoln A Oct. ((11-31)) 16-31 Any deer GMU 501 40
Stella A Oct. ((11-31)) 16-31 Any deer GMU 504 35
Mossyrock A Oct. ((11-31)) 16-31 Any deer GMU 505 85
Stormking A Oct. ((11-31)) 16-31 Any deer GMU 510 30
South Rainier A Oct. ((11-31)) 16-31 Any deer GMU 513 30
Packwood A Oct. ((11-31)) 16-31 Any deer GMU 516 50
Winston A Oct. ((11-31)) 16-31 Any deer GMU 520 50
Yale A Oct. ((11-31)) 16-31 Any deer GMU 554 15
Toutle A Oct. ((11-31)) 16-31 Any deer GMU 556 25
Marble A Oct. ((11-31)) 16-31 2 pt. min. or antlerless GMU 558 20
Lewis River A Oct. ((11-31)) 16-31 Any deer GMU 560 35
Siouxon A Oct. ((11-31)) 16-31 Any deer GMU 572 35
Wind River A Oct. ((11-31)) 16-31 2 pt. min. or antlerless GMU 574 10
Wind River B Nov. ((13-16)) 18-21 2 pt. min. GMU 574 35
West Klickitat A Oct. ((11-31)) 16-31 2 pt. min. or antlerless GMU 578 30
West Klickitat B Nov. ((13-16)) 18-21 2 pt. min GMU 578 45
Grayback A Oct. ((11-31)) 16-31 2 pt. min. or antlerless GMU 588 ((125)) 55
Grayback B Nov. ((13-16)) 18-21 2 pt. min GMU 588 65
Pysht Oct. ((11-31)) 16-31 Any deer GMU 603 15
Olympic Oct. ((11-31)) 16-31 Any deer GMU 621 35
Kitsap Oct. ((11-31)) 16-31 Any deer GMU 627 20
Wynoochee A Oct. ((11-31)) 16-31 Any deer GMU 648 110
Wynoochee B Nov. 1-11 Any buck GMU 648 10
Satsop A Nov. 1-11 Any buck GMU 651 10
North River A Oct. ((11-31)) 16-31 Any deer GMU 658 70
Minot Peak Oct. ((11-31)) 16-31 Any deer GMU 660 ((90)) 70
Capitol Peak A Oct. ((11-31)) 16-31 Any deer GMU 663 30
Capitol Peak B Nov. 1-11 Any buck GMU 663 10
Deschutes Oct. ((11-31)) 16-31 Any deer GMU 666 80
Skookumchuck A Oct. ((11-31)) 16-31 Any deer GMU 667 160
Skookumchuck B Nov. 1-11 Any buck GMU 667 10
Muzzleloader Only Deer Permit Hunts (Only muzzleloader tag holders may apply.)
Cheney B Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 Mule deer, 3 pt. min. or antlerless GMU 130 75
Blue Mtns. Foothills C Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 Whitetail, 3 pt. min. or antlerless GMUs 149, 154, 162, 166 60
Green Bluff Dec. 9-31 Whitetail, antlerless That portion of GMU 124 east of Hwy 2 90
Wannacut A Nov. 1-18 Antlerless GMU 209 50
Chiwawa B ((Dec. 9-31)) Nov. 20-28 Any buck GMU 245 15
Foster Creek C Dec. 1-31 Antlerless GMU 260 ((200)) 100
Moses Coulee A Nov. 1-18 Any buck GMU 269 20
Moses Coulee B Dec. 1-31 Antlerless GMU 269 100
Ritzville (((Kahlotus))) B Nov. 19-30 Mule deer, 3 pt. min. or antlerless; any white-tailed deer GMU 284 30
((Hooper)) Benge Dec. 1-31 Antlerless Deer Area 2010 ((20)) 50
Lakeview B Nov. 1-18 Antlerless Deer Area 2011 10
Desert C Oct. ((19-27)) 25-31 Any deer GMU 290 ((6)) 5
Quilomene B Oct. ((4-10)) 2-8 Any buck GMU 329 10
Teanaway B Oct. ((4-10)) 2-8 Antlerless GMU 335 25
Manastash Oct. ((4-10)) 2-8 Antlerless GMU 340 25
Cowiche C Oct. ((4-10)) 2-8 Antlerless GMU 368 10
Alkali C Dec. ((7-14)) 4-11 Any buck GMU 371 12
Alkali D Dec. ((7-14)) 4-11 Antlerless GMU 371 15
Esquatzel A Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 Any deer GMU 381 100
East Klickitat B Nov. 22-30 3 pt. min or antlerless GMU 382 5
West Klickitat B Nov. ((19)) 24 - Dec. 8 2 pt. min. or antlerless GMU 578 30
Mossyrock B Oct. ((4-10)) 2-8 Any deer GMU 505 10
Stormking B Oct. ((4-10)) 2-8 Any deer GMU 510 5
South Rainier B Oct. ((4-10)) 2-8 Any deer GMU 513 5
Packwood B Oct. ((4-10)) 2-8 Any deer GMU 516 5
Winston B Oct. ((4-10)) 2-8 Any deer GMU 520 5
Yale B Oct. ((4-10)) 2-8 Any deer GMU 554 2
Toutle B Oct. ((4-10)) 2-8 Any deer GMU 556 3
Marble B Oct. ((4-10)) 2-8 2 pt. min. or antlerless GMU 558 2
Lewis River B Oct. ((4-10)) 2-8 Any deer GMU 560 5
Siouxon B Oct. ((4-10)) 2-8 Any deer GMU 572 5
Wind River C Oct. ((4-10)) 2-8 2 pt. min. or antlerless GMU 574 1
Grayback C Oct. ((4-10)) 2-8 2 pt. min. or antlerless GMU 588 15
North River B Oct. 4-10 Any deer GMU 658 5
Archery Only Deer Permit Hunts (Only archery deer tag holders may apply.)
Chiwawa C ((Nov. 20 - Dec. 8)) Dec. 1-12 Any buck GMU 245 10
Entiat B Nov. 20-29 Any buck GMU 247 160
Entiat C Nov. 30-Dec. 8 Any buck GMU 247 150
Big Bend ((C)) B Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 Any deer GMU 248 10
Desert D Nov. 16-30 Any deer GMU 290 ((21)) 20
Quilomene C Nov. ((9)) 22 - Dec. ((2)) 5 Any deer GMU 329 ((82)) 73
Alkali E Dec. ((15-28)) 12-26 Any deer GMU 371 ((80)) 79
Washougal A Sept. ((15-30)) 16-30 Any deer GMU 568 30
Special Modern Firearm Deer Permit Hunts for Hunters 65 or older
Blue Mtns. Foothills B Oct. ((11-19)) 16-24 3 pt. min. or antlerless GMUs 145, 149 150
East Okanogan B Oct. ((11-24)) 16-29 Any deer GMU 204 ((10)) 5
Wannacut B Oct. ((11-24)) 16-29 Any deer GMU 209 ((10)) 5
Sinlahekin C Oct. ((11-24)) 16-29 Any deer GMU 215 ((10)) 5
Chewuch B Oct. ((11-24)) 16-29 Any deer GMU 218 ((10)) 5
Pearrygin B Oct. ((11-24)) 16-29 Any deer GMU 224 ((10)) 5
Gardner B Oct. ((11-24)) 16-29 Any deer GMU 231 ((10)) 5
Pogue B Oct. ((11-24)) 16-29 Any deer GMU 233 ((10)) 5
Chiliwist B Oct. ((11-24)) 16-29 Any deer GMU 239 ((10)) 5
Alta B Oct. ((11-24)) 16-29 Any deer GMU 242 ((10)) 5
Mission C Oct. ((11-24)) 16-29 Any deer GMU 251 ((10)) 5
Bridgeport A Oct. ((11-19)) 16-24 Any deer GMUs 248, 260 10
Palisades A Oct. ((11-19)) 16-24 Any deer GMUs 266, 269 10
Quilomene D Nov. ((3-16)) 8-21 Antlerless GMU 329 20
Umtanum A Nov. ((3-16)) 8-21 Antlerless GMU 342 20
Bethel B Oct. ((11-19)) 16-24 Antlerless GMU 360 10
Kiona A Oct. ((11-19)) 16-24 Antlerless GMU 372 15
Esquatzel B Oct. ((11-19)) 16-24 Antlerless GMU 381 10
East Klickitat C Oct. ((11-19)) 16-24 3 pt. min. or antlerless GMU 382 15
Lincoln B Oct. ((11-31)) 16-31 Any deer GMU 501 5
Stella B Oct. ((11-31)) 16-31 Any deer GMU 504 5
Mossyrock C Oct. ((11-31)) 16-31 Any deer GMU 505 15
Stormking C Oct. ((11-31)) 16-31 Any deer GMU 510 5
South Rainier C Oct. ((11-31)) 16-31 Any deer GMU 513 5
Packwood C Oct. ((11-31)) 16-31 Any deer GMU 516 5
Winston C Oct. ((11-31)) 16-31 Any deer GMU 520 5
Yale C Oct. ((11-31)) 16-31 Any deer GMU 554 5
Toutle C Oct. ((11-31)) 16-31 Any deer GMU 556 10
Marble C Oct. ((11-31)) 16-31 2 pt. min. or antlerless GMU 558 5
Lewis River C Oct. ((11-31)) 16-31 Any deer GMU 560 5
Washougal B Oct. ((11-19)) 16-31 Any deer GMU 568 10
Siouxon C Oct. ((11-31)) 16-31 Any deer GMU 572 5
Wind River D Oct. ((11-31)) 16-31 2 pt. min. or antlerless GMU 574 2
West Klickitat C Oct. ((11-31)) 16-31 2 pt. min. or antlerless GMU 578 5
Grayback D Oct. ((11-31)) 16-31 2 pt. min. or antlerless GMU 588 ((20)) 10
Williams Creek Oct. ((11-31)) 16-31 Any deer GMU 673 20
Copalis Oct. ((11-31)) 16-31 Any deer GMU 642 20
North River C Oct. ((11-31)) 16-31 Any deer GMU 658 10
Disabled Hunter Deer Permits
East Okanogan C Restricted to general, early season by tag choice Any deer GMU 204 5
Wannacut C Any deer GMU 209 5
Sinlahekin D Any deer GMU 215 5
Chewuch C Any deer GMU 218 5
Pearrygin C Any deer GMU 224 5
Gardner C Any deer GMU 231 5
Pogue C Any deer GMU 233 5
Chiliwist C Any deer GMU 239 5
Alta C Any deer GMU 242 5
Mission D Oct. ((11-24)) 16-29 Any deer GMU 251 ((5)) 10
Bridge Port B Restricted to general, early season by tag choice Any deer GMUs 248, 260 5
Palisades B Any deer GMUs 266, 269 5
Quilomene E Nov. ((3-16)) 8-21 Antlerless GMU 329 10
Umtanum B Nov. ((3-16)) 8-21 Antlerless GMU 342 10
Nile B Restricted to general, early season by tag choice Antlerless GMU 352 5
Kiona B Antlerless GMU 372 10
Esquatzel C Antlerless GMU 381 5
East Klickitat D 3 pt. min. or antlerless GMU 382 5
Green River B Oct. 30-Nov. 5 Any deer GMU 485 5
Lincoln C Restricted to general, early season by tag choice Any deer GMU 501 3
Stella C Any deer GMU 504 3
Mossyrock D Any deer GMU 505 5
Stormking D Any deer GMU 510 3
South Rainier D Any deer GMU 513 3
Packwood D Any deer GMU 516 3
Winston D Any deer GMU 520 3
Yale D Any deer GMU 554 3
Toutle D Any deer GMU 556 5
Marble D 2 pt. min. or antlerless GMU 558 2
Lewis River D Any deer GMU 560 2
Washougal C Any deer GMU 568 2
Siouxon D Any deer GMU 572 3
Wind River E 2 pt. min. or antlerless GMU 574 1
West Klickitat D 2 pt. min. or antlerless GMU 578 3
Grayback E 2 pt. min. or antlerless GMU 588 10
Capitol Peak C Any deer GMU 663 30
Skookumchuck C Any deer GMU 667 30
North River D Any deer GMU 658 5
Youth Special Deer Permit Hunts (Must be eligible for the youth hunting license and accompanied by an adult during the hunt.)
Modern Firearm
Blue Mtns. Foothills E Oct. ((11-19)) 16-24 3 pt. min. or antlerless GMUs 149, 154, 162-163 100
Blue Mtns. Foothills F Oct. ((11-19)) 16-24 3 pt. min. or antlerless GMUs 145, 172-181 75
East Okanogan D Oct. ((11-24)) 16-29 Any deer GMU 204 ((110)) 40
Wannacut D Oct. ((11-24)) 16-29 Any deer GMU 209 20
Sinlahekin E Oct. ((11-24)) 16-29 Any deer GMU 215 ((150)) 45
Chewuch D Oct. ((11-24)) 16-29 Any deer GMU 218 ((200)) 75
Pearrygin D Oct. ((11-24)) 16-29 Any deer GMU 224 ((100)) 65
Gardner D Oct. ((11-24)) 16-29 Any deer GMU 231 ((60)) 25
Pogue D Oct. ((11-24)) 16-29 Any deer GMU 233 ((60)) 20
Chiliwist D Oct. ((11-24)) 16-29 Any deer GMU 239 ((60)) 40
Alta D Oct. ((11-24)) 16-29 Any deer GMU 242 ((110)) 45
Mission E Oct. ((11-24)) 16-29 Any deer GMU 251 100
Bridge Port C Oct. ((11-19)) 16-24 Any deer GMUs 248, 260 100
Palisades C Oct. ((11-19)) 16-24 Any deer GMUs 266, 269 100
Lakeview C Oct. ((11-19)) 16-24 Any deer Deer Area 2011 10
Wahluke A Oct. ((11-19)) 16-24 Any deer GMU 278 50
Quilomene F Nov. ((3-16)) 8-21 Antlerless GMU 329 75
Umtanum C Nov. ((3-16)) 8-21 Antlerless GMU 342 75
Cowiche D Oct. ((11-19)) 16-24 Antlerless GMU 368 15
Esquatzel D Oct. ((11-19)) 16-24 Antlerless GMU 381 10
Whitcomb B Sept. 11-17 Antlerless Deer Area 3071 5
Paterson B Sept. ((6-14)) 11-17 Antlerless Deer Area 3072 5
East Klickitat E Oct. ((11-19)) 16-24 Any deer GMU 382 20
Lincoln D Oct. ((11-31)) 16-31 Any deer GMU 501 10
Stella D Oct. ((11-31)) 16-31 Any deer GMU 504 10
Mossyrock E Oct. ((11-31)) 16-31 Any deer GMU 505 10
Stormking E Oct. ((11-31)) 16-31 Any deer GMU 510 10
South Rainier E Oct. ((11-31)) 16-31 Any deer GMU 513 10
Packwood E Oct. ((11-31)) 16-31 Any deer GMU 516 10
Winston E Oct. ((11-31)) 16-31 Any deer GMU 520 10
Yale E Oct. ((11-31)) 16-31 Any deer GMU 554 10
Toutle E Oct. ((11-31)) 16-31 Any deer GMU 556 60
Marble E Oct. ((11-31)) 16-31 Any deer GMU 558 10
Lewis River E Oct. ((11-31)) 16-31 Any deer GMU 560 10
Washougal D Oct. ((11-19)) 16-31 Any deer GMU 568 10
Siouxon E Oct. ((11-31)) 16-31 Any deer GMU 572 10
Wind River F Oct. ((11-31)) 16-31 Any deer GMU 574 15
West Klickitat E Oct. ((11-31)) 16-31 Any deer GMU 578 15
Grayback F Oct. ((11-31)) 16-31 Any deer GMU 588 ((30)) 20
Satsop B Oct. ((11-31)) 16-31 Any deer GMU 651 10
Skookumchuck D Oct. ((11-31)) 9-31 Any deer GMU 667 60
North River E Oct. ((11-31)) 16-31 Any deer GMU 658 10
Youth Special Deer Permit Hunts (Must be eligible for the youth hunting license and accompanied by an adult during the hunt.)
Muzzleloader
East Okanogan D Oct ((4-10)) 2-8 Any deer GMU 204 ((25)) 5
Wannacut E Oct ((4-10)) 2-8 Any deer GMU 209 ((25)) 5
Pogue E Oct ((4-10)) 2-8 Any deer GMU 233 ((25)) 5
Chiliwist E Oct ((4-10)) 2-8 Any deer GMU 239 ((25)) 5
Mission F Oct ((4-10)) 2-8 Any deer GMU 251 20
Wahluke B Oct ((4-10)) 2-8 Any deer GMU 278 50
Ritzville (((Kahlotus))) C Oct ((4-10)) 2-8 Any deer GMU 284 50
Special Deer Permits - Second Deer (("B")) Tag

(Open to all tag types during specified season. Successful applicants may purchase an appropriate second hunting license and tag for an antlerless animal only, within fifteen days of notification by the department. Failure to purchase within fifteen days forfeits the opportunity for a second license.)

Hunt Name (("B")) Second Tag Season Special Restrictions Boundary Description ((B-Tags)) Permits
The Wedge Restricted to general (early and late) seasons by tag choice; and Dec. 16-31 for all tag holders Whitetail, antlerless Deer Areas 1030 and 1040 400
Huckleberry B Restricted to general, early season by tag choice Whitetail, antlerless GMU 121 ((150)) 100
Mt. Spokane B Whitetail, antlerless GMU 124 400
Almota B Antlerless GMU 142 ((300)) 200
Columbia Whitetail, antlerless Deer Area 1010, GMU 163 150
Islands Antlerless GMU 410 100
South Sound Antlerless Vashon, Maury, and Anderson islands 125
Lakeview C Jan. 1-31 Antlerless Deer Area 2011 20
(Open to modern firearm and archery tag types only. Successful applicants may purchase an appropriate second hunting license and tag for an antlerless animal only, within fifteen days of the published notification deadline by the department. Failure to purchase within fifteen days forfeits the opportunity for a second license.)
Mica Peak B Restricted to general, early season by tag choice Whitetail, antlerless GMU 127 100
Advanced Hunter Education (AHE) Master Hunter Special Deer Permit Hunts: Only AHE master hunters may apply; antlerless only hunts will not affect accumulated points; any weapon may be used.
Lakeview D Dec. 9-31 Antlerless Deer Area 2011 20

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 03-13-047 (Order 03-129), § 232-28-351, filed 6/12/03, effective 7/13/03.]

OTS-7163.2


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 03-129, filed 6/12/03, effective 7/13/03)

WAC 232-28-352   2003-2005 Elk general seasons and ((2003)) special permits.  


Bag Limit: One (1) elk per hunter during the ((2003 hunting season)) license year except where otherwise permitted by fish and wildlife commission rule.


Hunting Method: Elk hunters must select only one of the hunting methods (modern firearm, archery, or muzzleloader).


Elk Tag Areas: Elk hunters must choose either Eastern or Western Washington to hunt in and buy the appropriate tag for that area.


Any Bull Elk Seasons: Open only to the taking of elk with visible antlers (bull calves are illegal).


Spike Bull Restrictions: Bull elk taken in these GMUs must have at least one antler that is a spike above the ears (does not branch above ears). An animal with branched antlers on both sides is illegal but an animal with a spike on one side is legal in spike only units.


Spike Only GMUs: 145-154, 162-186, 249-251, 328, 329, and 335-368.


3 Point Restriction: Legal bull elk taken must have at least 3 antler points on one side only. Antler points may include eye guards, but at least 2 antler points must be on the upper half of the main beam. All antler points must be at least one (1) inch long, measured from the antler tip to nearest edge of the beam. Antler restrictions apply to all hunters during any open season.


3 Point GMUs: All of Western Washington except for GMUs 454, 564, 568, 574, 578, 588, and Elk Area 4941.


Permit Only Units: The following GMUs are closed during general seasons: 157, 371, 485, 522, 524, 556, 621, and 636.


GMUs Closed to Elk Hunting: 418, 437 (except for Elk Area 4941), ((485,)) and 490((, and 522)).


Private Lands Wildlife Management Areas (PLWMAs): Buckrun (PLWMA 201), Kapowsin (PLWMA 401), and Merrill and Ring (PLWMA 600) are closed to hunting, except by permit or written permission from the landowner.


Special Permits: Only hunters with elk tag prefix identified in the Special Elk Permits tables may apply for special bull or antlerless permits. Please see permit table for tag eligibility. Hunters drawn for a special permit may hunt only with a weapon in compliance with their tag and during the dates listed for the hunt.


Elk Tag Areas


Eastern Washington: All 100, 200, and 300 GMUs except permit only for all hunters in GMUs 157 and 371. Modern firearm restrictions in GMU 334.

EA - Eastern Washington Archery Tag

EF - Eastern Washington Modern Firearm General Elk Tag

EM - Eastern Washington Muzzleloader Tag


Western Washington: All 400, 500, and 600 GMUs except closed in GMUs 418, 437 (except for Elk Area 4941), ((485,)) 490, ((522,)) and modern firearm restrictions in portions of GMU 660. GMU 554 is open only for early archery and muzzleloader seasons. Elk Area 6063 in GMU 638 (Quinault) is open to AHE hunters only. Elk hunting by permit only in GMUs 485, 522, 524, 556, 621, 636, and PLWMAs 401 and 600 (((Pysht))).

WA - Western Washington Archery Tag

WF - Western Washington Modern Firearm General Elk Tag

WM - Western Washington Muzzleloader Tag


Modern Firearm Elk Seasons


License Required: A valid big game hunting license with an elk tag option.


Tag Required: Valid modern firearm elk tag as listed below on his/her person for the area hunted.


Hunting Method: May use modern firearm, bow and arrow, or muzzleloader, but only during modern firearm seasons.


Hunt Area Elk Area Game Management Units (GMUs) 2003 Dates 2004 Dates 2005 Dates Legal Elk
Eastern

Washington

EF 111, 113, 117 Oct. 25 - Nov. 2 Oct. 30 - Nov. 7 Oct. 29 - Nov. 6 Any bull
157, 371 Permit only
145 through 154, 162 through 186, 249, 251, 328, 329, 335 through 368 Oct. 25 - Nov. 2 Oct. 30 - Nov. 7 Oct. 29 - Nov. 6 Spike bull
372 Sept. 2-15 Sept. 7-19 ((Any elk)) Antlerless
Oct. 6-19 Oct. 4-17 ((Any elk)) Antlerless
Oct. 25 - Nov. 2 Oct. 30 - Nov. 7 Any elk
((Nov. 22 - Dec. 31 Any elk))
101, 105, 108, 121 through 142, and 382 Oct. 25 - Nov. 2 Oct. 30 - Nov. 7 Oct. 29 - Nov. 6 Any elk
Western

Washington

WF 407, 448, 460, 466, 503 through 520, 530, 550, 558, 560, 572, 601 through 618, 624 (except for Elk Area 6071), 627 through 633, 638 through 663, and 667 through 684. Except AHE master hunters only in Elk Area 6063 Nov. 1-9 Nov. 6-14 Nov. 5-13 3 pt. min.
501 Nov. 1-9 Nov. 6-14 Nov. 5-13 3 pt. min. or antlerless
564, 568, 574 through 588, 666 Nov. 1-9 Nov. 6-14 Nov. 5-13 Any elk
454 Nov. 1-9 Nov. 6-14 Nov. 5-13 Any bull
485, 522, 524, 556, 621, 636, Elk Area 6071, and PLWMAs 401 and 600 ((Nov. 1-9 Nov. 6-14 Nov. 5-13)) Permit only
((Elk Area 6069.

Hunters 65 and older, only

Jan. 1-10, 2004 Jan. 1-10, 2005 Jan. 1-10, 2006 Any elk
Elk Area 6069.

Hunters with disabilities, only

Jan. 15-20, 2004 Jan. 15-20, 2005 Jan. 15-20, 2006 Any elk))

Archery Elk Seasons


License Required: A valid big game hunting license with an elk tag option.

Tag Required: Valid archery elk tag as listed below on his/her person for the area hunted.

Hunting Method: Bow and arrow only as defined by WAC 232-12-054.

Special Notes: Archery tag holders can hunt only during archery seasons and must hunt with archery equipment (WAC 232-12-054). Archery elk hunters may apply for special bull permits. Please see permit table for tag eligibility for all elk permits.


Hunt Area Elk Tag Game Management Units (GMUs) 2003 Dates 2004 Dates 2005 Dates Legal Elk
Early Archery Elk Seasons
Eastern

Washington

EA 101 through 142, 243, 247, 249, 250, 334 Sept. 8-21 Sept. 8-21 Sept. 8-21 Any elk
145, 149, 162, 163 through 172, 178 through 186, 328, 329, and 335 Sept. 8-21 Sept. 8-21 Sept. 8-21 Spike bull
154, Elk Area 1010, ((328, 329,)) Elk Area 1012, Elk Area 1013, 175, 330, ((335,)) 336, 340, 352, 356, 364 Sept. 8-21 Sept. 8-21 Sept. 8-21 Spike bull or antlerless
Western

Washington

WA 454, 564, 568, 574, 578, 588, 652, 666 Sept. 8-21 Sept. 8-21 Sept. 8-21 Any elk
407, 448, 501 through 505, 550, 554, 558, 560, 572, 624, except for Elk Area 6071, Elk Area 6061, 654, 660, 663, 667 through 673, 684, and 699 Sept. 8-21 Sept. 8-21 Sept. 8-21 3 pt. min. or antlerless
460, 466, 506, 510, 513, 516, 520, 530, 601, 602, 603, 607, 612 through 618, ((624 through)) 627, 633, 638 through 648, 651, 653, 658, and 681. AHE hunters only in Elk Area 6063. Permit only in PLWMA 600 in GMU 603 Sept. 8-21 Sept. 8-21 Sept. 8-21 3 pt. min.
Late Archery Elk Seasons
Eastern

Washington

EA 101, 105, 117 through 127 Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 Any elk
372 Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 Any elk
178, 186 Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 Antlerless only
328, 335 Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 Spike bull
((328, 335,)) 336, 346, 352, 364, 368 Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 Spike bull or antlerless
Elk Area 3010 Nov. 20 - Jan. 31, 2004 Nov. 20 - Jan. 31, 2005 Nov. 20 - Jan. 31, 2006 Antlerless only
Western

Washington

WA 407, 503, 505, 667, 672, 681, Elk Area 6066 in GMU 660, and 699. Elk Area 6064, except AHE master hunters only in Elk Area 6063 in GMU 638 Nov. 19 - Dec. 15 Nov. 24 - Dec. 15 Nov. 23 - Dec. 15 3 pt. min. or antlerless
454, 564, 588, 666 Nov. 19 - Dec. 15 Nov. 24 - Dec. 15 Nov. 23 - Dec. 15 Any elk
603, 612, 615, 638, and 648, except closed in PLWMA 600 in GMU 603 Nov. 19 - Dec. 15 Nov. 24 - Dec. 15 Nov. 23 - Dec. 15 3 pt. min.
506, 520, 530 Nov. 19 - Dec. 7 Nov. 24 - Dec. 7 Nov. 23 - Dec. 7 3 pt. min. or antlerless
506, 520, 530 Dec. 8-15 Dec. 8-15 Dec. 8-15 3 pt. min.

Muzzleloader Elk Seasons


License Required: A valid big game hunting license with an elk tag option.

Tag Required: Valid muzzleloader elk tag as listed below on his/her person for the area hunted.

Hunting Method: Muzzleloader only as defined by WAC 232-12-051.

Special Notes: Muzzleloader tag holders can only hunt during the muzzleloader seasons and must hunt with muzzleloader equipment. Only hunters with tags identified in the Special Elk Permits tables may apply for special elk permits.


Hunt Area Elk Tag Game Management Units (GMUs) 2003 Dates 2004 Dates 2005 Dates Legal Elk
Early Muzzleloader Elk Seasons
Eastern

Washington

EM 111, 113, 247 Oct. 4-10 Oct. 2-8 Oct. 1-7 Any bull
101 through 108, 121 through 142 Oct. 4-10 Oct. 2-8 Oct. 1-7 Any elk
172, 245, 250, ((251)) Elk Area 2051, 335 through 342, 352 through 360, 368 Oct. 4-10 Oct. 2-8 Oct. 1-7 Spike bull
Western

Washington

WM 454, 564, 568, 574, 578, 666, 684 Oct. 4-10 Oct. 2-8 Oct. 1-7 Any elk
460, 504, 513, 530, 554, 602, 603, 607, 654, 660, 672 Oct. 4-10 Oct. 2-8 Oct. 1-7 3 pt. min.
501, 652, 663, 667 Oct. 4-10 Oct. 2-8 Oct. 1-7 3 pt. min. or antlerless
Late Muzzleloader Elk Seasons
Eastern

Washington

EM 130 through 142 Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 Any elk
Western

Washington

WM 501, 503, 505, 652 Nov. 19 - Dec. 8 Nov. 24 - Dec. 8 Nov. 23 - Dec. 8 3 pt. min. or antlerless
454, 564, 568, 666, 684 Nov. 19 - Dec. 15 Nov. 24 - Dec. 15 Nov. 23 - Dec. 15 Any elk
574, 578 Nov. 19-30 Nov. 24-30 Nov. 23-30 Any elk
504, 550, 601, 667 Nov. 19 - Dec. 15 Nov. 24 - Dec. 15 Nov. 23 - Dec. 15 3 pt. min.

Special Elk Hunts Open to Specified Tag Holders


License Required: A valid big game hunting license with an elk tag option.

Tag Required: Proper elk tags are listed with each GMU below.

Hunting Method: Hunters must use method listed on their tag, except in firearm restriction areas, where some types of weapons are banned from use. See elk tag required, dates, and legal elk in table below. In firearm restriction areas modern firearm hunters may hunt with a muzzleloader equipped with a scope.


Hunt Area Elk Tag Game Management Units (GMUs) 2003 Dates 2004 Dates 2005 Dates Legal Elk
Eastern

Washington

EA, EM, EF 127 through 142, advanced hunter education master hunters only Dec. 9-31 Dec. 9-31 Dec. 9-31 Any elk
203-248, 250, 254-290, and 381 except closed within 1/2 mile of the Columbia River in Douglas and Grant counties Oct. 28 - Nov. 15 ((Oct. 27 - Nov. 15)) Oct. 30 - Nov. 15 ((Oct. 26 - Nov. 15)) Oct. 29 - Nov. 15 Any elk
EA, EM, EF Elk Areas 3911 and 3912 advanced hunter education master hunters only Aug. 1 - Feb. 28, 2004 Aug. 1 - Feb. 28, 2005 Aug. 1 - Feb. 28, 2006 Antlerless only
371 advanced hunter education master hunters only Oct. 11 - Nov. 19 Antlerless only
Western Washington WM Elk Area 4941

(muzzleloader only)

Nov. 1 - Jan. 31, 2004 Nov. 1 - Jan. 31, 2005 Nov. 1 - Jan. 31, 2006 Any elk
WA Elk Area 4941

(archery only)

Oct. 1-31 Oct. 1-31 Oct. 1-31 Any elk

Special Elk Permit Hunting Seasons

(Open to Permit Holders Only)

Permit hunters may hunt only with a weapon in compliance with their tag. Applicants must have purchased the proper tag for these hunts (see elk tag prefix required to apply for each hunt).


Hunt Name ((2003)) 2004 Permit Season Special Restrictions Elk Tag

Prefix

Boundary Description ((2003)) 2004

Permits

Modern Firearm Bull Permit Hunts (Only modern firearm elk tag holders may apply.)
Blue Creek A Oct. 25 - Nov. 7 Any bull EF GMU 154 3
Watershed ((Nov. 1-9)) Oct. 30 - Nov. 7 3 pt. min. or Antlerless EA, EF, EM GMU 157 40
Dayton A Oct. 25 - Nov. 7 Any bull EF GMU 162 3
Wenaha A Oct. 25 - Nov. ((2)) 7 Any bull EF GMU 169 ((5)) 4
Mountain View A Oct. 25 - Nov. ((2)) 7 Any bull EF GMU 172 ((4)) 5
Mission Oct. 25 - Nov. ((2)) 7 Any bull EF GMU 251 ((5)) 10
Naneum A ((Oct. 20 - Nov. 2)) Oct. 25 - Nov. 7 Any bull EF GMU 328 19
Quilomene A ((Oct. 20 - Nov. 2)) Oct. 25 - Nov. 7 Any bull EF GMU 329 ((20)) 18
Teanaway A ((Oct. 20 - Nov. 2)) Oct. 25 - Nov. 7 Any bull EF GMU 335 12
Peaches Ridge A ((Oct. 20 - Nov. 2)) Oct. 25 - Nov. 7 Any bull EF GMUs 336, 346 ((98)) 152
Little Naches A Oct. 1-10 Any bull EF GMU 346 20
Observatory A ((Oct. 20 - Nov. 2)) Oct. 25 - Nov. 7 Any bull EF GMUs 340, 342 ((51)) 77
Goose Prairie A ((Oct. 20 - Nov. 2)) Oct. 25 - Nov. 7 Any bull EF GMUs 352, 356 ((205)) 94
Bethel A ((Oct. 20 - Nov. 2)) Oct. 25 - Nov. 7 Any bull EF GMU 360 ((130)) 48
Rimrock A ((Oct. 20 - Nov. 2)) Oct. 25 - Nov. 7 Any bull EF GMU 364 ((125)) 118
Cowiche A ((Oct. 20 - Nov. 2)) Oct. 25 - Nov. 7 Any bull EF GMU 368 ((33)) 25
Green River Oct. 30 - Nov. 5 Any bull WF GMU 485 1
Margaret A Nov. ((1-9)) 6-14 3 pt. min. WF GMU 524 ((18)) 22
Toutle A Nov. ((1-9)) 6-14 3 pt. min. WF GMU 556 ((89)) 87
Matheny Oct. 1-10 3 pt. min. WA, WF, WM GMU 618 3
Olympic A Nov. 1-9 3 pt. min. WF GMU 621, EXCEPT for Elk Area 6071 21
Skokomish A Nov. 1-9 3 pt. min. WF GMU 636 ((3)) 6
Modern Firearm Elk Permit Hunts (Only modern firearm elk tag holders may apply.)
Aladdin A ((Oct. 25 - Nov. 2)) Oct. 30 - Nov. 7 Any elk EF GMU 111 10
Selkirk A ((Oct. 25 - Nov. 2)) Oct. 30 - Nov. 7 Any elk EF GMU 113 10
49 Degrees North ((Oct. 25 - Nov. 2)) Oct. 30 - Nov. 7 Any elk EF GMU 117 15
Blue Creek ((A)) B ((Oct. 25 - Nov. 2)) Oct. 30 - Nov. 7 Antlerless EF GMUs 149, 154 100
Dayton ((A)) B ((Oct. 25 - Nov. 2)) Oct. 30 - Nov. 7 Antlerless EF GMU 163 and Elk Area 1011 200
Dayton ((B)) C ((Oct. 25 - Nov. 2)) Oct. 30 - Nov. 7 Antlerless EF GMU 149 and Elk Area 1012 75
Couse A Sept. 1-10 Antlerless EF GMU 181 25
Couse B Oct. 1-10 Antlerless EF GMU 181 25
Mountain View B Oct. 30 - Nov. 7 Antlerless EF Elk Area 1013 50
Lick Creek A Oct. 30 - Nov. 7 Antlerless EF GMU 175 25
Malaga A ((Aug. 16 - Sept. 28)) Aug. 14 - Sept. 26 Antlerless EF Elk Area 2032 100
Malaga B ((Sept. 6-21)) Sept. 6 - Oct. 1 Any elk EF Elk Area 2032 ((5)) 10
Malaga C ((Nov. 3 - Jan. 31, 2004)) Nov. 8 - Feb. 28, 2005 Antlerless EF Elk Area 2032 150
Malaga D ((Nov. 3-16)) Nov. 8 - Dec. 19 Any elk EF Elk Area 2032 ((5)) 10
Malaga E ((Dec. 13-21)) Dec. 20 - Feb. 28, 2005 Any elk EF Elk Area 2032 ((5)) 15
((Malaga F Jan. 1-18, 2004 Any elk EF Elk Area 2032 5))
Peshastin A Aug. 16-25 Antlerless EF Elk Area 2033 20
((Peshastin B Aug. 18-25 Any elk EF Elk Area 2033 5))
Peshastin ((C)) B ((Sept. 16 - Oct. 3)) Sept. 15 - Oct. 1 Antlerless EF Elk Area 2033 20
Peshastin ((D)) C Sept. ((21-29)) 22-30 Any elk EF Elk Area 2033 5
Peshastin ((E)) D Nov. 30 - ((Jan. 31, 2004)) Feb. 28, 2005 Antlerless EF Elk Area 2033 ((20)) 30
Peshastin ((F)) E Dec. 15 - ((Jan. 31, 2004)) Feb. 28, 2005 Any elk EF Elk Area 2033 ((5)) 10
West Bar A ((Oct. 25-29)) Oct. 30 - Nov. 3 Antlerless EF GMU 330 ((10)) 5
West Bar B ((Oct. 30 - Nov. 2)) Nov. 4-7 Antlerless EF GMU 330 ((10)) 5
Colockum A Oct. 9-15 Antlerless EF Elk Area 3028 35
((Teanaway B Oct. 25 - Nov. 2 Antlerless EF GMU 335 30))
Taneum A ((Oct. 25 - Nov. 2)) Nov. 3-7 Antlerless EF GMU 336 ((200)) 175
Manastash A ((Oct. 25 - Nov. 2)) Nov. 3-7 Antlerless EF GMU 340 ((400)) 375
Umtanum A ((Oct. 25 - Nov. 2)) Nov. 3-7 Antlerless EF GMU 342 ((400)) 375
Cleman Dec. 9-31 Antlerless EF Elk Area 3944 ((100)) 70
Little Naches B ((Oct. 25 - Nov. 2)) Nov. 3-7 Antlerless EF GMU 346 ((250)) 225
Nile A ((Oct. 25 - Nov. 2)) Nov. 3-7 Antlerless EF GMU 352 ((160)) 50
Bumping B ((Oct. 25 - Nov. 2)) Nov. 3-7 Antlerless EF GMU 356 ((110)) 100
Bethel B ((Oct. 25 - Nov. 2)) Nov. 3-7 Antlerless EF GMU 360 100
Rimrock B ((Oct. 25 - Nov. 2)) Nov. 3-7 Antlerless EF GMU 364 200
Cowiche B ((Oct. 25 - Nov. 2)) Nov. 3-7 Antlerless EF GMU 368 200
Alkali A Oct. 25 - Nov. ((2)) 7 Any elk EF GMU 371 ((100)) 25
Alkali B Sept. 7-30 Antlerless EF GMU 371 25
Willapa Hills A Nov. ((1-9)) 6-14 Antlerless WF GMU 506 35
Raymond A Nov. 6-10 3 pt. min. or antlerless WF Elk Area 6010 20
Raymond B Dec. 16-31 Antlerless WF Elk Area 6010 30
Raymond C Jan. 1-31, 2004 Antlerless WF Elk Area 6010 15
Raymond D Feb. 1-28, 2004 Antlerless WF Elk Area 6010 15
Winston A Nov. ((1-9)) 6-14 Antlerless WF GMU 520 12
Margaret B Nov. ((1-9)) 6-14 Antlerless WF GMU 524 ((20)) 25
Ryderwood A Nov. ((1-9)) 6-14 Antlerless WF GMU 530 32
Coweeman A Nov. ((1-9)) 6-14 Antlerless WF GMU 550 15
Toutle B Nov. ((1-9)) 6-14 Antlerless WF GMU 556 35
Marble A Nov. ((1-9)) 6-14 Antlerless WF GMU 558 50
Carlton Oct. 1-10 3 pt. min. WF Elk Area 5057 5
West Goat Rocks Oct. 1-10 3 pt. min. WF Elk Area 5058 5
Mt. Adams Oct. 1-10 3 pt. min. WF Elk Area 5059 5
Lewis River A Nov. ((1-9)) 6-14 Antlerless WF GMU 560 60
Siouxon A Nov. ((1-9)) 6-14 Antlerless WF GMU 572 40
((Dungeness A Oct. 1-15 Any elk WF Elk Area 6071 10
Dungeness B Nov. 1-15 Any elk WF Elk Area 6071 10
Dungeness C Jan. 5-20, 2004 Any elk WF Elk Area 6071 20
Dungeness D Feb. 1-15, 2004 Any elk WF Elk Area 6071 20))
Twin Satsop A Dec. 1-15 Antlerless WF Elk Area 6061 30
Twin Satsop B Jan. 5-15, 2004 Antlerless WF Elk Area 6061 10
Chehalis Valley A Sept. 15-30 Antlerless WF Elk Area 6066 10
Chehalis Valley B Oct. 1-31 Antlerless WF Elk Area 6066 10
Chehalis Valley C Nov. 6-10 Antlerless WF Elk Area 6066 30
Chehalis Valley D Nov. 15-30 Antlerless WF Elk Area 6066 15
Chehalis Valley E Feb. 1-28, 2004 Antlerless WF Elk Area 6066 15
North Minot A Oct. 20-31 Antlerless WF Elk Area 6067 60
Deschutes Jan. 15-23, 2004 Antlerless WF GMU 666 10
Williams Creek Nov. 5-9 Antlerless WF GMU 673 40
North Shore A Nov. 5-9 Antlerless WF Elk Area 6068 5
Muzzleloader Bull Permit Hunts (Only muzzleloader elk tag holders may apply.)
Note: Fire closures may limit access during early October seasons.
Blue Creek C Oct. 1-10 Any bull EM GMU 154 1
Dayton D Oct. 1-10 Any bull EM GMU 162 1
Wenaha B Oct. ((4-10)) 1-10 Any bull EM GMU 169 1
Mountain View ((B)) C Oct. ((4-10)) 1-10 Any bull EM GMU 172 ((1)) 2
Naneum B Oct. ((4-10)) 1-10 Any bull EM GMU 328 4
Quilomene B Oct. ((4-10)) 1-10 Any bull EM GMU 329 5
Teanaway C Oct. ((4-10)) 1-10 Any bull EM GMU 335 3
Peaches Ridge B Oct. ((4-10)) 1-10 Any bull EM GMUs 336, 346 ((15)) 21
Observatory B Oct. ((4-10)) 1-10 Any bull EM GMUs 340, 342 ((14)) 54
Goose Prairie B Oct. ((4-10)) 1-10 Any bull EM GMUs 352, 356 ((35)) 15
Bethel C Oct.(( 4-10)) 1-10 Any bull EM GMU 360 ((23)) 9
Rimrock C Oct. ((4-10)) 1-10 Any bull EM GMU 364 ((20)) 18
Cowiche C Oct. ((4-10)) 1-10 Any bull EM GMU 368 ((10)) 9
Margaret C Oct. ((4-10)) 2-8 3 pt. min. WM GMU 524 ((4)) 5
Toutle C Oct. ((4-10)) 2-8 3 pt. min. WM GMU 556 ((18)) 17
Olympic B Oct. 4-10 3 pt. min. WM GMU 621, EXCEPT for Elk Area 6071 ((4)) 3
Skokomish B Oct. 4-10 3 pt. min. WM GMU 636 ((2)) 1
Muzzleloader Permit Hunts (Only muzzleloader elk tag holders may apply.)
Aladdin B Oct. ((4-10)) 2-10 Any elk EM GMU 111 10
Selkirk B Oct. ((4-10)) 2-10 Any elk EM GMU 113 ((10)) 20
Blue Creek ((B)) C ((Dec. 1, 2003 - Jan. 31, 2004)) Dec. 9, 2004 - Jan. 31, 2005 Antlerless EM GMUs 149, 154 60
Columbia A Dec. 1-31 Antlerless EM Elk Area 1011 and GMU 163 100
Columbia B Jan. 1-31, ((2004)) 2005 Antlerless EM Elk Area 1011 and GMU 163 100
Columbia C Dec. 20, 2004 - Jan. 31, ((2004)) 2005 Antlerless EM Elk Area 1012 and GMU 149 60
Mountain View D Oct. 2-8 Antlerless EM Elk Area 1013 20
Lick Creek B Oct. 1-10 Antlerless EM GMU 175 25
West Bar C Oct. 1-10 Antlerless EM GMU 330 ((10)) 5
((Teanaway D Oct. 4-10 Antlerless EM GMU 335 50))
Taneum B Oct. ((4-10)) 2-8 Antlerless EM GMU 336 ((150)) 25
Manastash B Oct. ((4-10)) 2-8 Antlerless EM GMU 340 ((150)) 25
Umtanum B Oct. ((4-10)) 2-8 Antlerless EM GMU 342 ((300)) 275
Nile B Oct. ((4-10)) 2-8 Antlerless EM GMU 352 ((50)) 40
Bumping B Oct. ((4-10)) 2-8 Antlerless EM GMU 356 ((100)) 90
Bethel D Oct. ((4-10)) 2-8 Antlerless EM GMU 360 ((50)) 40
Cowiche D Oct. ((4-10)) 2-8 Antlerless EM GMU 368 250
Alkali ((B)) C Oct. ((4-10)) 1-10 Any elk EM GMU 371 ((50)) 25
Stella A Nov. ((26)) 24 - Dec. 15 Antlerless WM GMU 504 75
Stella B Jan. 1-16, ((2004)) 2005 Antlerless WM GMU 504 50
Toledo A Jan. 1-16, ((2004)) 2005 Antlerless WM Elk Area 5029 30
Malaga ((G)) F Oct. ((4-24)) 2-22 Antlerless EM Elk Area 2032 100
Malaga ((H)) G Oct. ((4-24)) 2-22 Any elk EM Elk Area 2032 ((10)) 15
Mossyrock A Jan. 1-16, ((2004)) 2005 Antlerless WM Elk Area 5052 20
Randle A Jan. 1-16, ((2004)) 2005 Antlerless WM Elk Area 5053 15
Boistfort Jan. 1-16, ((2004)) 2005 Antlerless WM Elk Area 5054 40
Willapa Hills B ((Nov. 19 - Dec. 14)) Nov. 24 - Dec. 15 Antlerless WM GMU 506 15
Green Mt. A Jan. 1-16, ((2004)) 2005 Antlerless WM Elk Area 5051 30
Winston B ((Nov. 19 - Dec. 14)) Nov. 24 - Dec. 15 Antlerless WM GMU 520 3
Margaret D ((Nov. 19 - Dec. 14)) Nov. 24 - Dec. 15 Antlerless WM GMU 524 ((5)) 10
Ryderwood B Oct. ((4-10)) 2-8 Antlerless WM GMU 530 8
Coweeman B ((Nov. 19 - Dec. 14)) Nov. 24 - Dec. 15 Antlerless WM GMU 550 5
Toutle D ((Nov. 19 - Dec. 14)) Nov. 24 - Dec. 15 Antlerless WM GMU 556 10
Marble B Oct. ((4-10)) 2-8 Antlerless WM GMU 558 10
Lewis River B Oct. ((4-10)) 2-8 Antlerless WM GMU 560 15
Siouxon B Oct. ((4-10)) 2-8 Antlerless WM GMU 572 10
Yale Nov. ((26)) 24 - Dec. 15 3 pt. min. or antlerless WM GMU 554 75
Twin Satsop C Oct. 6-10 Antlerless WM Elk Area 6061 10
North River Nov. 26 - Dec. 15 Antlerless WM GMU 658 20
North Minot B Oct. ((6-10)) 2-8 Antlerless WM Elk Area 6067 60
Raymond E Oct. 1-31 Antlerless WM Elk Area 6010 30
Chehalis Valley Jan. 1-31, 2004 Antlerless WM Elk Area 6066 15
Capitol Peak A Nov. 19 - Dec. 15 Antlerless WM GMU 663 10
Capitol Peak B Dec. 16-31 Antlerless WM GMU 663 10
Archery Permit Hunts (Only archery elk tag holders may apply.)
Note: Fire closures may limit access during September seasons.
Blue Creek D Sept. 8-21 Any bull EA GMU 154 2
Dayton E Sept. 8-21 Any bull EA GMU 162 3
Wenaha C Sept. 8-21 Any bull EA GMU 169 2
Mountain View ((C)) E Sept. 8-21 Any bull EA GMU 172 ((4)) 6
Naneum C Sept. 8-21 Any bull EA GMU 328 ((44)) 30
Quilomene C Sept. 8-21 Any bull EA GMU 329 ((35)) 41
Teanaway E Sept. 8-21 Any bull EA GMU 335 ((61)) 31
Peaches Ridge C Sept. 8-21 Any bull EA GMUs 336, 346 ((122)) 180
Observatory C Sept. 8-21 Any elk EA GMUs 340, 342 ((65)) 106
Goose Prairie C Sept. 8-21 Any bull EA GMUs 352, 356 ((419)) 188
Bethel E Sept. 8-21 Any bull EA GMU 360 ((120)) 43
Rimrock D Sept. 8-21 Any bull EA GMU 364 ((113)) 118
Cowiche E Sept. 8-21 Any bull EA GMU 368 ((27)) 24
Peshastin G Sept. ((8-21)) 1-14 Any elk EA Elk Area 2033 ((20)) 30
Margaret E Sept. 8-21 3 pt. min. WA GMU 524 ((7)) 9
Toutle E Sept. 8-21 3 pt. min. WA GMU 556 58
Olympic C Sept. 8-21 3 pt. min. WA GMU 621, EXCEPT for Elk Area 6071 6
Mashel A Jan. 1-15, ((2004)) 2005 Antlerless WA Elk Area 6054 ((40)) 25
Skokomish C Sept. 8-21 3 pt. min. WA GMU 636 ((3)) 6
((Dungeness E Sept. 2-15 Any elk WA Elk Area 6071 20
Dungeness F Sept. 16-30 Any elk WA Elk Area 6071 20
Dungeness G Nov. 19 - Dec. 15 Any elk WA Elk Area 6071 20
Dungeness H Dec. 16-31 Any elk WA Elk Area 6071 20))
Advanced Hunter Education (AHE) Master Hunter Special Elk Permit Hunts ((()): Only AHE master hunters may apply(())); antlerless only hunts will not affect accumulated points; and in any elk tag hunts, any weapon may be used.
Toledo B Jan. 17-31, ((2004)) 2005 Antlerless Any elk tag Elk Area 5029 20
((Colockum A Oct. 4-10 Antlerless EM Elk Area 3028 excluding Arthur Coffin Game Reserve 40
Colockum B Nov. 8-14 Antlerless EF Elk Area 3028 excluding Arthur Coffin Game Reserve 40))
Peshastin F Aug. 18-25 Any elk Any elk tag Elk Area 2033 5
Mossyrock B Jan. 17-31, 2004 Antlerless Any elk tag Elk Area 5052 20
Randle B Jan. 17-31, 2004 Antlerless Any elk tag Elk Area 5053 15
Quinault Ridge Oct. 1-10 3 pt. min. or antlerless Any elk tag GMU 638 5
Green Mt. B Jan. 17-31, ((2004)) 2005 Antlerless Any elk tag Elk Area 5051 20
Merwin A Nov. ((26)) 24 - Dec 15 Antlerless Any elk tag Elk Area 5055 10
Merwin B Jan. 17-31, ((2004)) 2005 Antlerless Any elk tag Elk Area 5055 10
((Grays River A Sept. 15-30 Antlerless Any elk tag Elk Area 5056 10
Grays River B Oct. 1-15 Antlerless Any elk tag Elk Area 5056 10
Grays River C Oct. 16-31 Antlerless Any elk tag Elk Area 5056 10
Grays River D Dec. 16-31 Antlerless Any elk tag Elk Area 5056 10
Grays River E Jan. 1-15, 2004 Antlerless Any elk tag Elk Area 5056 10
Grays River F Jan. 16-31, 2004 Antlerless Any elk tag Elk Area 5056 10
Grays River G Feb. 1-14, 2004 Antlerless Any elk tag Elk Area 5056 10
Grays River H Feb. 15-29, 2004 Antlerless Any elk tag Elk Area 5056 10))
Advanced Hunter Education (AHE) Master Hunter, Second Elk Tag Hunts:

Only AHE Master Hunters may apply; antlerless only hunts will not affect accumulated points; a second tag may be purchased by successful applicants as needed (second tag purchase deadlines do not apply to these hunts); and in any elk tag hunts, any weapon may be used.

Kiona Aug. 1 - Feb. 28, 2005 Antlerless Any elk tag Designated areas in GMU 372 20HM
Grays River A Sept. 15-30 Antlerless Any elk tag Elk Area 5056 8
Grays River B Oct. 1-15 Antlerless Any elk tag Elk Area 5056 8
Grays River C Dec. 16-31 Antlerless Any elk tag Elk Area 5056 8
Grays River D Jan. 1-15, 2005 Antlerless Any elk tag Elk Area 5056 8
Grays River E Jan. 16-31, 2005 Antlerless Any elk tag Elk Area 5056 8
Grays River F Feb. 1-14, 2005 Antlerless Any elk tag Elk Area 5056 8
Grays River G Feb. 15-28, 2005 Antlerless Any elk tag Elk Area 5056 8
North River B Dec. 16 - Feb. 28, 2005 Antlerless Any elk tag Designated areas in GMU 658 10HM
Chehalis G Aug. 1 - Feb. 28, 2005 Antlerless Any elk tag Designated areas in Elk Area 6066 20HM
Hannaford C Aug. 1 - Feb. 28, 2005 Antlerless Any elk tag Designated areas in Elk Area 6069 5HM
Dungeness A Sept. 8-29 Antlerless only WA Elk Area 6071 3
Dungeness B Oct. 9-31 Spike bull or antlerless WM Elk Area 6071 South of Hwy. 101 3
Dungeness C Nov. 12 - Dec. 12 Antlerless only WF Elk Area 6071 4
Dungeness D Dec. 18 - Jan. 9, 2005 Antlerless only WA Elk Area 6071 3
Dungeness E Jan 22 - Feb. 28, 2005 Antlerless only WF Designated areas in Elk Area 6071 8HM
Persons of Disability Only - Special Elk Permit Hunts
Observatory D ((Oct. 20 - Nov. 2)) Oct. 25 - Nov. 7 Any elk EF or EM GMUs 340, 342 ((6)) 7
Little Naches C Oct. 1-10 Any elk EF, EM, EA GMU 346 ((6)) 5
Little Naches D ((Oct. 29 - Nov. 2)) Nov. 3-7 Antlerless EF, EM, EA GMU 346 ((10)) 8
Mudflow A Nov. 22-28 Antlerless Any elk tag Elk Area 5099 5
Mudflow B Nov. 29 - Dec. 5 Antlerless Any elk tag Elk Area 5099 5
Centralia Mine A Oct. ((26-27)) 23-24 Antlerless Any elk tag Elk Area 6011 2
Centralia Mine B ((Nov. 2-3)) Oct. 30-31 Antlerless Any elk tag Elk Area 6011 2
North Shore B Oct. 1-31 Antlerless Any elk tag Elk Area 6068 5
North Shore C Dec. 16-31 Antlerless Any elk tag Elk Area 6068 5
North Shore D Jan. 1-31, 2004 Antlerless Any elk tag Elk Area 6068 5
North Shore E Feb. 1-28, 2004 Antlerless Any elk tag Elk Area 6068 5
Chehalis Valley F Dec. 16-31 Antlerless Any elk tag Elk Area 6066 15
Hannaford A Jan. 1-15, 2005 Antlerless Any elk tag Elk Area 6069 5
Hunters 65 or older only - Special Elk Permit Hunts
Hannaford B Jan. 16-31, 2005 Antlerless Any elk tag Elk Area 6069 5

HMThis is a damage hunt administered by a WDFW designated Hunt Master. Successful applicants will be contacted on an as-needed basis to help with specific sites of elk damage on designated landowner's property. Not all successful applicants will be contacted in any given year depending on elk damage activity for that year.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 03-13-047 (Order 03-129), § 232-28-352, filed 6/12/03, effective 7/13/03.]

OTS-7156.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 03-129, filed 6/12/03, effective 7/13/03)

WAC 232-28-272   2003-2004, 2004-2005, and 2005-2006 Black bear and cougar hunting seasons and regulations.  


Fall Black Bear Seasons:


2003 Black bear seasons:


Black Bear Management Unit Season Hunt Area
Coastal Aug. 1 - Nov. 15 GMUs 501, 504, 506, 530, 601, 602, 603, 607-621, 636-651, 658-663, 672-684
Puget Sound Aug. 1 - Nov. 15 GMUs 407, 410, 454, 624, 627, 633, 652, 666, 667
North Cascades Aug. 1 - Nov. 15 GMUs 418-450, 460
South Cascades Aug. 1 - Nov. 15 GMUs 466, 485, 505, 510-520, 524, 550-574, 653, 654
Okanogan Aug. 1 - Nov. 15 GMUs 203, 209-243
East Cascades Aug. 1 - Nov. 15 GMUs 244-247, 249-251, 328, 329-371, 382, 578, 588
Northeastern A Sept. 2 - Nov. 15 GMUs 101-117
Northeastern B Aug. 1 - Nov. 15 GMUs 121-130, 204
Blue Mountains Sept. 2 - Nov. 15 GMUs 145-154, 162-186
Columbia Basin Aug. 1 - Nov. 15 GMUs 133, 136, 139, 142, 248, 254, 260-290, 371-381
West Side PLWMAs July 15 - Nov. 15 PLWMAs 401, 600
Long Island Sept. 2 - Nov. 15 GMU 699

2004 Black bear seasons:


Black Bear Management Unit Season Hunt Area
Coastal Aug. 1 - Nov. 15 GMUs 501, 504, 506, 530, 601, 602, 603, 607-621, 636-651, 658-663, 672-684
Puget Sound Aug. 1 - Nov. 15 GMUs 407, 410, 454, 624, 627, 633, 652, 666, 667
North Cascades Aug. 1 - Nov. 15 GMUs 418-450, 460
South Cascades Aug. 1 - Nov. 15 GMUs 466, 485, 505, 510-520, 524, 550-574, 653, 654
Okanogan Aug. 1 - Nov. 15 GMUs 203, 209-243
East Cascades Aug. 1 - Nov. 15 GMUs 244-247, 249-251, 328, 329-371, 382, 578, 588
Northeastern A Sept. ((2)) 7 -

Nov. 15

GMUs 101-117
Northeastern B Aug. 1 - Nov. 15 GMUs 121-130, 204
Blue Mountains Sept. 7 - Nov. 15 GMUs 145-154, 162-186
Columbia Basin Aug. 1 - Nov. 15 GMUs 133, 136, 139, 142, 248, 254, 260-290, 371-381
West Side PLWMAs July 15 - Nov. 15 PLWMAs 401, 600
Long Island Sept. 7 - Nov. 15 GMU 699

2005 Black bear seasons:


Black Bear Management Unit Season Hunt Area
Coastal Aug. 1 - Nov. 15 GMUs 501, 504, 506, 530, 601, 602, 603, 607-621, 636-651, 658-663, 672-684
Puget Sound Aug. 1 - Nov. 15 GMUs 407, 410, 454, 624, 627, 633, 652, 666, 667
North Cascades Aug. 1 - Nov. 15 GMUs 418-450, 460
South Cascades Aug. 1 - Nov. 15 GMUs 466, 485, 505, 510-520, 524, 550-574, 653, 654
Okanogan Aug. 1 - Nov. 15 GMUs 203, 209-243
East Cascades Aug. 1 - Nov. 15 GMUs 244-247, 249-251, 328, 329-371, 382, 578, 588
Northeastern A Sept. ((2)) 6 -Nov. 15 GMUs 101-117
Northeastern B Aug. 1 - Nov. 15 GMUs 121-130, 204
Blue Mountains Sept. 6 - Nov. 15 GMUs 145-154, 162-186
Columbia Basin Aug. 1 - Nov. 15 GMUs 133, 136, 139, 142, 248, 254, 260-290, 371-381
West Side PLWMAs July 15 -

Nov. 15

PLWMAs 401, 600
Long Island Sept. 6 - Nov. 15 GMU 699

Bag Limit: Two (2) black bear per annual hunting season only one of which may be taken in Eastern Washington.


Area Restriction: Special deer permit required to hunt black bear in GMU 485.


Spring Permit Black Bear Seasons:


Permit quotas for each license year:


Hunt Name Permit Hunt Boundary Permit Level
Blue Creek GMU 154 15
Dayton GMU 162 15
Tucannon GMU 166 10
Wenaha GMU 169 30
Mt. View GMU 172 15
Lick Creek GMU 175 15
Grande Ronde GMU 186 5

Who May Apply: Anyone with a valid Washington big game license, which includes black bear.


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


Permit Season:
April 15 - May 31. Permits are valid for the license year they are issued.

Requirements for Spring and Fall Black Bear Seasons:


License Required:
A valid big game hunting license, 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.

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.


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


Cougar Seasons:


Seasons for each license year, 2003-2005:


Cougar Management

Unit

Season Hunt Area
Coastal Aug. 1 - Mar. 15 GMUs 501, 504, 506, 530, 601-621, 636-651, 658-663, 672-684, 699
Puget Sound Aug. 1 - Mar. 15 GMUs 407, 410, 454, 624-633, 652, 666
North

Cascades

Aug. 1 - Mar. 15 GMUs 418, 426, 437, 448, 450, 460, 466, 485
South

Cascades

Aug. 1 - Mar. 15 GMUs 505, 510-520, 524, 550-574, 653, 654, 667
East

Cascades

North

Aug. 1 - Mar. 15 GMUs 203, 209-247, 249-251, 328, 329, 334-340
East Cascades South Aug. 1 - Mar. 15 GMUs 342-368, 382, 578, 588
Northeastern Aug. 1 - Mar. 15 GMUs 101-133, 204
Blue

Mountains

Aug. 1 - Mar. 15 GMUs 145-154, 162-186
Columbia

Basin

Aug. 1 - Mar. 15 GMUs 136-142, 248, 254-290, 330, 371, 372, 381


Requirements for Cougar Seasons:


License Required: A valid big game hunting license which includes cougar as a species option is required to hunt cougar.


Bag Limit: Two (2) cougar per license year excluding public safety cougar removals. It is unlawful to kill or possess spotted cougar kittens or adult cougars accompanied by spotted kittens.


Area Restriction: Special deer permit required to hunt cougar in GMU 485.


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. The use of hounds to hunt cougar is prohibited except during a public safety cougar removal.


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 77.12.047. 03-13-047 (Order 03-129), § 232-28-272, filed 6/12/03, effective 7/13/03; 01-20-011 (Order 01-198), § 232-28-272, filed 9/20/01, effective 10/21/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040, 77.12.020, 77.32.070, 77.32.530. 01-10-048 (Order 01-69), § 232-28-272, filed 4/26/01, effective 5/27/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 00-21-038 (Order 00-215), § 232-28-272, filed 10/12/00, effective 11/12/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040, 77.12.010, 77.12.020, 77.12.770, 77.12.780. 00-11-137 (Order 00-50), § 232-28-272, filed 5/23/00, effective 6/23/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040. 99-01-138 (Order 98-249), § 232-28-272, filed 12/22/98, effective 1/22/99; 98-10-008 (Order 98-57), § 232-28-272, filed 4/22/98, effective 5/23/98.]

OTS-7158.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 03-175, filed 8/5/03, effective 9/5/03)

WAC 232-28-335   Game management units (GMUs) boundary descriptions -- Region five.  


GMU 501-LINCOLN (Lewis, Thurston, Pacific, and Grays Harbor counties):

Beginning at the intersection of I-5 and SR 6; west on SR 6 to Stevens Rd; NW on Stevens Rd to Elk Creek Rd at the town of Doty; W on Elk Creek Rd to Weyerhaeuser 7000 line; W and N on Weyerhaeuser 7000 line to Weyerhaeuser 7400 line; N on Weyerhaeuser 7400 line to Weyerhaeuser 7050 line; NE on Weyerhaeuser 7050 line to Weyerhaeuser 7000 line; NW and N on Weyerhaeuser 7000 line to the Weyerhaeuser 7800 line; N on Weyerhaeuser 7800 line to Weyerhaeuser 7800 F line; NE on Weyerhaeuser 7800 F line to Weyerhaeuser 720 line; E on Weyerhaeuser 720 line to Weyerhaeuser 723 line; NW on Weyerhaeuser 723 line to the Weyerhaeuser C line; NE on Weyerhaeuser C line to Garrard Creek Rd; NE on Garrard Creek Rd to South Bank Rd; E on South Bank Rd to North State St; N on North State St to US Hwy 12 at the town of Oakville; E on US Hwy 12 to I-5; S on I-5 to SR 6 and point of beginning.


GMU 503-RANDLE (Lewis County):

Beginning at the intersection of US Hwy 12 and the Rainier Timber 100 Mainline (Kosmos Rd, Old Champion Haul Rd); E on US Hwy 12 to SR 131; S on SR 131 to US Forest Service Rd 25; S on the US Forest Service Rd 25 to the Cispus River; W on the Cispus River to Rainier Timber 271 line; S on the Rainier Timber 271 line to the Rainier Timber 300 line; W on the Rainier Timber 300 line to the Rainier Timber 100 line; N on the Rainier Timber 100 line (Kosmos Rd) to US Hwy 12 and the point of beginning.


GMU 504-STELLA (Cowlitz County):

Beginning at the mouth of the Cowlitz River on the Columbia River; W down the Columbia River to the mouth of Germany Creek (including all islands in the Columbia River which are both north of the Washington-Oregon state line and between the Cowlitz River and Germany Creek); N up Germany Creek to SR 4; E on SR 4 to Germany Creek Rd; N on Germany Creek Rd to International Paper 1000 line; N on International Paper 1000 line to International Paper 1050 line; E on International Paper 1050 line to International Paper 2200 line; E and S on International Paper 2200 to Woodside Dr; NE on Woodside Dr to Delameter Rd; E on Delameter Rd to the three power lines; N along the three power lines to Weyerhaeuser 9312 line; E on Weyerhaeuser 9312 line to Growlers Gulch Rd; E on Growlers Gulch Rd to Public Highway 10 Rd; E along the Public Highway 10 Rd to the A Street bridge over the Cowlitz River at the town of Castle Rock; S down the Cowlitz River to the Columbia River and point of beginning.


GMU 505-MOSSYROCK (Lewis County):

Beginning on I-5 and the Cowlitz River; NE up the Cowlitz River to the Mayfield Dam; NE along the south shore of Mayfield Lake to the US Hwy 12 bridge; NE on US Hwy 12 to Winston Creek Rd; SE on Winston Creek Rd to Longbell Rd; E on Longbell Rd to Perkins Rd; NE on Perkins Rd to Green Mountain Rd; E on Green Mountain Rd to the outlet of Swofford Pond; E along the Swofford Pond outlet to Riffe Lake; E along the south shore of Riffe Lake to the Cowlitz River; up the Cowlitz River to the Rainier Timber 100 Mainline; N on the Rainier Timber 100 Mainline to US Hwy 12; W on US Hwy 12 to SR 7 at the town of Morton; N on SR 7 to SR 508; W on Highway 508 to Centralia-Alpha Rd; W and N on Centralia-Alpha Rd to Salzer Valley Rd; W on Salzer Valley Rd to Summa St at the town of Centralia; W on Summa St to Kresky Rd; N on Kresky Rd to Tower St; N on Tower St to SR 507; W on SR 507 (Cherry St, Alder St, and Mellen St) to I-5; S on I-5 to the Cowlitz River and point of beginning.


GMU 506-WILLAPA HILLS (Wahkiakum, Pacific and Lewis counties):

Beginning at SR 6 and 3rd St South at the town of Pe Ell; S on 3rd St South to Muller Rd; S on Muller Rd to Weyerhaeuser 1000 line; S on Weyerhaeuser 1000 line to Weyerhaeuser 1800 line; S on Weyerhaeuser 1800 line to Weyerhaeuser 500 line; SE on Weyerhaeuser 500 line to SR 407 (Elochoman Valley Rd) at Camp 2; S on SR 407 (Elochoman Valley Rd) to the Elochoman River; down the Elochoman River to Foster Rd; N on Foster Rd to Risk Rd; W and N along Risk Rd to SR 4; W on SR 4 to Skamokawa Creek; SW down Skamokawa Creek to the Columbia River; W along Columbia River to the mouth of the Deep River (including all islands in the Columbia River which are both north of the Washington state line and between Skamokawa Creek and Deep River); N along the Deep River to SR 4; NW on SR 4 to the Salmon Creek Rd; NE on Salmon Creek Rd to Weyerhaeuser 5000 line; N on Weyerhaeuser 5000 line to Weyerhaeuser 5800 line; NE on Weyerhaeuser 5800 line to power transmission line; N on the power transmission line to SR 6; E on SR 6 to the town of Pe Ell and the point of beginning.


GMU 510-STORMKING (Lewis County):

Beginning on US Hwy 12 at the Silver Creek bridge; N up Silver Creek to Silverbrook Rd; E on Silverbrook Rd to US Forest Service Rd 47; N on US Forest Service Rd 47 to US Forest Service Rd 85; W and N on US Forest Service Rd 85 to US Forest Service Rd 52; N on US Forest Service Rd 52 to the Nisqually River; W down the Nisqually River to SR 7; S on Hwy 7 to US Hwy 12 at the town of Morton; E on US Hwy 12 to the Silver Creek bridge and point of beginning.


GMU 513-SOUTH RAINIER (Lewis County):

Beginning on US Hwy 12 at the Silver Creek bridge; N up Silver Creek to Silverbrook Rd; E on Silverdale Rd to US Forest Service Rd 47; N on US Forest Service Rd 47 to US Forest Service Rd 85; W and N on US Forest Service Rd 85 to US Forest Service Rd 52; W and N on US Forest Service Rd 52 to the Nisqually River; E up the Nisqually River to the southern boundary of Mount Rainier National Park; E along the south park boundary to the Pacific Crest Trail (US Forest Service Trail 2000); S along the Pacific Crest Trail (US Forest Service Trail 2000) to US Hwy 12; W on US Hwy 12 to the Silver Creek bridge and point of beginning.


GMU 516-PACKWOOD (Lewis and Skamania counties):

Beginning at US Hwy 12 and Pacific Crest Trail at White Pass; S on Pacific Crest Trail (US Forest Service Trail 2000) to US Forest Service Trail 98 at Sheep Lake; W on US Forest Service Trail 98 to US Forest Service Rd 2160 at Walupt Lake; W on US Forest Service Rd 2160 to US Forest Service Rd 21; S and W on US Forest Service Rd 21 to US Forest Service Rd 23; S on US Forest Service Rd 23 to US Forest Service Trail 263; S and W on US Forest Service Trail 263 to US Forest Service Trail 261; S on US Forest Service Trail 261 to US Forest Service Trail 1; W on US Forest Service Trail 1 to US Forest Service Rd 99; W on US Forest Service Rd 99 to US Forest Service Rd 26; N on US Forest Service Rd 26 to US Forest Service Rd 2612; W on US Forest Service Rd 2612 to US Forest Service Trail 217; N and W on US Forest Service Trail 217 to Weyerhaeuser 2600 line; Weyerhaeuser 2600 line to Weyerhaeuser 2658 line; N on Weyerhaeuser 2658 line to Rainier Timber (Campbell Group) 430 line; N on Rainier Timber 430 line to the Rainier Timber Mainline 400 line; N and E on Rainier Timber Mainline 400 line to Rainier Timber 300 line; E on Rainier Timber 300 line to Rainier Timber 271 line; N on Rainier Timber 271 line to the Cispus River; E on the Cispus River to US Forest Service Rd 25; N on US Forest Service Rd 25 to SR 131; N on SR 131 to US Hwy 12; E on US Hwy 12 to the Pacific Crest Trail (US Forest Service Trail 2000) at White Pass and beginning.


GMU 520-WINSTON (Cowlitz, Lewis and Skamania counties):

Beginning at the bridge at intersection of I-5 and the Cowlitz River; S down the Cowlitz River to the Toutle River; E up the Toutle River to the South Fork Toutle River; SE up South Fork Toutle River to Johnson Creek; NE up Johnson Creek to Weyerhaeuser 4400 line; N along Weyerhaeuser 4400 line to Weyerhaeuser 2421 line; N along Weyerhaeuser 2421 line to Weyerhaeuser 2400 line; NW along Weyerhaeuser 2400 line to Alder Creek; NW down Alder Creek to North Fork Toutle River; W down the North Fork Toutle River to the Green River; E up the Green River to US Forest Service Rd 2612; E on US Forest Service Rd 2612 to US Forest Service Trail 217; N and W on US Forest Service Trail 217 to Weyerhaeuser 2600 line; W on Weyerhaeuser 2600 line to Weyerhaeuser 2658 line; N on Weyerhaeuser 2658 line to Rainier Timber (Campbell Group) 430 line; N on Rainier Timber 430 line to Rainier Timber 400 Mainline; N and E on Rainier Timber 400 Mainline to Rainier Timber 100 Mainline; N on Rainier Timber 100 Mainline to Cowlitz River; W down the Cowlitz River to Riffe Lake; W along the south shore to the Swofford Pond outlet; W along the Swofford Pond outlet to Green Mountain Rd; W on Green Mountain Rd to Perkins Rd; SW on Perkins Rd to Longbell Rd; W on Longbell Rd to Winston Creek Rd; NW on Winston Creek Rd to US Hwy 12; SW on US Hwy 12 to the Mayfield Lake bridge at Mayfield Lake; SW down the south shore of Mayfield Lake to the Cowlitz River at Mayfield Dam; SW down the Cowlitz River to I-5 bridge crossing the Cowlitz River and point of beginning.


GMU 522-LOO-WIT (Cowlitz and Skamania counties):

Beginning on the North Fork Toutle River at the mouth of Hoffstadt Creek; SE up the North Fork Toutle River to Deer Creek; SE up Deer Creek to Weyerhaeuser 3020 line; NW along Weyerhaeuser 3020 line to Weyerhaeuser 3000 line; E along Weyerhaeuser 3000 line to US Forest Service Trail 216G; SE along US Forest Service Trail 216G to the intersection of US Forest Service Trail 238 and US Forest Service Trail 216; S on US Forest Service Trail 238 to South Fork of the Toutle River; E along South Fork Toutle River to its headwaters and Mount St. Helens crater's edge; E along the Mount St. Helens crater's southern edge to the headwaters of Ape Canyon Creek; NE down Ape Canyon Creek to US Forest Service Trail 225 (Smith Creek Trail); N and NW on US Forest Service Trail 225 (Smith Creek Trail) to US Forest Service Rd 99; NE along US Forest Service Rd 99 to US Forest Service Rd 26; N on US Forest Service Rd 26 to US Forest Service Trail 1; W on US Forest Service Trail 1 to US Forest Service Trail 214; NW on US Forest Service Trail 214 to US Forest Service Trail 211; W on US Forest Service Trail 211 to Coldwater Creek; W down Coldwater Creek to Coldwater Lake; SW along the northwest shore of Coldwater Lake to the outlet of Coldwater Lake; SW down the outlet stream from Coldwater Lake to SR 504 bridge at mile post 45; W on SR 504 to Hoffstadt Creek Bridge on Hoffstadt Creek; S and W down Hoffstadt Creek to the North Fork Toutle River and point of beginning.


GMU 524-MARGARET (Cowlitz, Skamania and Lewis counties):

Beginning on the North Fork Toutle River at the mouth of the Green River; SE up the North Fork Toutle River to the mouth of Hoffstadt Creek; N and E up Hoffstadt Creek to the SR 504 bridge over Hoffstadt Creek; E on SR 504 to the bridge over the outlet to Coldwater Lake at mile post 45; NE up the outlet stream of Coldwater Lake to Coldwater Lake; NE along the northwest shoreline of Coldwater Lake to Coldwater Creek inlet; E up Coldwater Creek to US Forest Service Trail 211; NE on US Forest Service Trail 211 to US Forest Service Trail 214; SE on US Forest Service Trail 214 to US Forest Service Trail 1; E on US Forest Service Trail 1 to US Forest Service Rd 26; N on the US Forest Service Rd 26 (Ryan Lake Rd) to US Forest Service Rd 2612; W on US Forest Service Rd 2612 to the Green River; W down the Green River to its mouth on the North Fork of the Toutle River and point of beginning.


GMU 530-RYDERWOOD (Cowlitz, Lewis and Wahkiakum counties):

Beginning at Stevens Rd and SR 6, south of the town of Doty; E on SR 6 to I-5 at the town of Chehalis; S on I-5 to the Cowlitz River; S along the Cowlitz River to Public Hwy 10 on the A Street bridge at the town of Castle Rock; W on the Public Hwy 10 to Growler's Gulch Rd; W on Growler's Gulch Rd to Weyerhaeuser 9312 line; W on Weyerhaeuser 9312 line to three power lines; S on the three power lines to Delameter Rd; SW on Delameter Rd to Woodside Dr; SW on Woodside Dr to International Paper Rd 2200; N and W on International Paper Rd 2200 to International Paper Rd 1050; W on International Paper Rd 1050 to International Paper Rd 1000; S on International Paper Rd 1000 to the Germany Creek Rd; S on the Germany Creek Rd to SR 4; W on SR 4 to Germany Creek; S along Germany Creek to its mouth at the Columbia River; W along the Columbia River to Skamokawa Creek (including all islands in the Columbia River which are both north of the Washington state line and between Skamokawa Creek and Germany Creek); NE up Skamokawa Creek to SR 4; E on SR 4 to Risk Rd; SE on Risk Rd to Foster Rd; S on Foster Rd to the Elochoman River; SE up the Elochoman River to SR 407 (Elochoman Valley Rd); NE on SR 407 (Elochoman Valley Rd) to Weyerhaeuser 500 line at Camp 2; NW on Weyerhaeuser 500 line to Weyerhaeuser 1800 line; N on Weyerhaeuser 1800 line to Weyerhaeuser 1000 line; N on Weyerhaeuser 1000 line to Muller Rd; N on Muller Rd to 3rd St South in the town of Pe Ell; N on 3rd St South to SR 6 at the town of Pe Ell; N on SR 6 to Stevens Rd, south of the town of Doty, and the point of beginning.


GMU 550-COWEEMAN (Cowlitz County):

Beginning at the mouth of the Toutle River on the Cowlitz River; E along the Toutle River to the South Fork Toutle River; up the South Fork Toutle River to Weyerhaeuser 4100 line; E on Weyerhaeuser 4100 line to Weyerhaeuser 4950 line; S and E on Weyerhaeuser 4950 line to Weyerhaeuser 235 line; SE on Weyerhaeuser 235 line to Weyerhaeuser 200 line; W on Weyerhaeuser 200 line to Weyerhaeuser 240 line; SE on Weyerhaeuser 240 line to Weyerhaeuser ((234)) 243 line; E on Weyerhaeuser (([234] [243])) 243 line to Weyerhaeuser 135A line; S on Weyerhaeuser 135A line to Weyerhaeuser 135 line; E on Weyerhaeuser 135 line to Weyerhaeuser 134 line; SW on Weyerhaeuser 134 line to Weyerhaeuser 133 line; SW on Weyerhaeuser 133 line to Weyerhaeuser 130 line; SW on Weyerhaeuser 130 line to Weyerhaeuser 1680 line; W on Weyerhaeuser 1680 line to Weyerhaeuser 1600 line; SE on Weyerhaeuser 1600 line to Weyerhaeuser 1400 line; W on Weyerhaeuser 1400 line to Weyerhaeuser 1420 line which is the Kalama/Coweeman Summit; SE on Weyerhaeuser 1420 line to Weyerhaeuser 1426 line; W on Weyerhaeuser 1426 line to Weyerhaeuser 1428 line; SW on Weyerhaeuser 1428 line to Weyerhaeuser 1429 line which turns into Weyerhaeuser 6400 line; SW down Weyerhaeuser 6400 line to Weyerhaeuser 6000 line; E on Weyerhaeuser 6000 line to Weyerhaeuser 6450 line; SE for approximately one mile on Weyerhaeuser 6450 line (crossing the Kalama River) to Weyerhaeuser 6452 line; SE on Weyerhaeuser 6452 line to Dubois Rd; SE on Dubois Rd to SR 503; W on SR 503 to Cape Horn Creek; SE down Cape Horn Creek to Merwin Reservoir; SW along the north shore of Merwin Reservoir to the Lewis River; SW down the Lewis River to the power transmission lines in Section 4, T5N, R2E; NW along the power transmission lines to Northwest Natural Gas Pipeline located east of the town of Kalama, approximately 1/2 mile east of China Gardens Rd; N up the Natural Gas Pipeline right of way to Ostrander Creek; W down Ostrander Creek to the Cowlitz River; N on the Cowlitz River to the Toutle River and point of beginning.


GMU 554-YALE (Cowlitz and Clark counties):

Beginning on SR 503 at its crossing of Cape Horn Creek; E on SR 503 to Weyerhaeuser 6600 line (Rock Creek Rd); NE on Weyerhaeuser 6600 line (Rock Creek Rd) to Weyerhaeuser 6690 Rd; N and E on Weyerhaeuser 6690 line to Weyerhaeuser 6696 line; N on Weyerhaeuser 6696 line to West Fork Speelyai Creek; SE down West Fork Speelyai Creek to the main stem of the Speelyai Creek; SW and SE down Speelyai Creek to SR 503; NE on SR 503 to Dog Creek; S down Dog Creek to Yale Reservoir; S and W along western shore of Reservoir to Yale Dam and the North Fork Lewis River; W along the northern shore of the North Fork Lewis River to State Route 503 bridge crossing; S and W along SR 503 to N.E. 221st Ave; N about 1/4 mile on N.E. 221st Ave to N.E. Cedar Creek Rd; W along N.E. Cedar Creek Rd to N.E. Pup Creek Rd; N on N.E. Pup Creek Rd to N.E. Buncome Hollow Rd; N about 1/4 mile on N.E. Buncome Hollow Rd to electrical transmission line; S and W on the electrical transmission line to the north shore of the North Fork Lewis River; NE along the north shore of the North Fork Lewis River to Merwin Reservoir at the Merwin Dam; NE along the north shore of Merwin Reservoir to Cape Horn Creek; NW up Cape Horn Creek to SR 503 and the point of beginning.


GMU 556-TOUTLE (Cowlitz County):

Beginning on the intersection of SR 503 (Lewis River Rd) and US Forest Service Rd 81 (Merrill Lake Rd); N on US Forest Service Rd 81 to Weyerhaeuser 7200 line; NW on Weyerhaeuser 7200 line to Weyerhaeuser 7400 line; N on Weyerhaeuser 7400 line to Weyerhaeuser 5500 line; E and N on Weyerhaeuser 5500 line to Weyerhaeuser 5670 line; N and E on Weyerhaeuser 5670 line to Weyerhaeuser 5660 line; N on Weyerhaeuser 5660 line about a 1/4 mile to the South Fork Toutle River; E on the South Fork Toutle River to US Forest Service Trail 238; N on US Forest Service Trail 238 to the intersection of US Forest Service Trail 216 and US Forest Service Trail 216G; NW on US Forest Service Trail 216G to Weyerhaeuser 3000 line; W on Weyerhaeuser 3000 line to Weyerhaeuser 3020 line; SE on Weyerhaeuser 3020 line to Deer Creek; NW down Deer Creek to the North Fork Toutle River; down the North Fork Toutle River to Alder Creek; up Alder Creek to Weyerhaeuser 2400 line; S on Weyerhaeuser 2400 line to Weyerhaeuser 2421 line; S on Weyerhaeuser 2421 line to Weyerhaeuser 4400 line; S and W along Weyerhaeuser 4400 line to Johnson Creek; S along Johnson Creek to the South Fork Toutle River; SE up the South Fork Toutle River to Weyerhaeuser 4100 line; E on Weyerhaeuser 4100 line to the Weyerhaeuser 4950 line; S and E on Weyerhaeuser 4950 line to Weyerhaeuser 235 line; SE on Weyerhaeuser 235 line to Weyerhaeuser 200 line; W on Weyerhaeuser 200 line to Weyerhaeuser 240 line; SE on Weyerhaeuser 240 line to Weyerhaeuser 234 line; E on Weyerhaeuser 234 line to Weyerhaeuser 135A line; S on Weyerhaeuser 135A line to Weyerhaeuser 135 line; E on Weyerhaeuser 135 line to Weyerhaeuser 134 line; SW on Weyerhaeuser 134 line to Weyerhaeuser 133 line; SW on Weyerhaeuser 133 line to Weyerhaeuser 130 line; SW on Weyerhaeuser 130 line to Weyerhaeuser 1680 line; W on Weyerhaeuser 1680 line to Weyerhaeuser 1600 line; SE on Weyerhaeuser 1600 line to Weyerhaeuser 1400 line; W on Weyerhaeuser 1400 line to Weyerhaeuser 1420 line which is the Kalama/Coweeman Summit; SE on Weyerhaeuser 1420 line to Weyerhaeuser 1426 line; W on Weyerhaeuser 1426 line to Weyerhaeuser 1428 line; SW on Weyerhaeuser 1428 line to Weyerhaeuser 1429 line; SW on Weyerhaeuser 1429 line to Weyerhaeuser 6400 line; SW on Weyerhaeuser 6400 line to Weyerhaeuser 6000 line; E on Weyerhaeuser 6000 line to Weyerhaeuser 6450 line; SE for approximately one mile on Weyerhaeuser 6450 line (crossing the Kalama River) to Weyerhaeuser 6452 line; SE on Weyerhaeuser 6452 line to Dubois Rd; SE on Dubois Rd to SR 503; E on SR 503 to Weyerhaeuser 6600 line (Rock Creek Rd); NE on Weyerhaeuser 6600 line (Rock Creek Rd) to Weyerhaeuser 6690 Rd; N and E on Weyerhaeuser 6690 line to Weyerhaeuser 6696 line; N on Weyerhaeuser 6696 line to West Fork Speelyai Creek; SE down West Fork Speelyai Creek to the main stem of Speelyai Creek; SW and SE down Speelyai Creek to SR 503; NE on SR 503 to US Forest Service Rd 81 and point of beginning.


GMU 558-MARBLE (Cowlitz and Skamania counties):

Beginning on SR 503 (Lewis River Rd) and the US Forest Service Rd 81 intersection; N on US Forest Service Rd 81 to Weyerhaeuser 7200 line; NE on Weyerhaeuser 7200 line to Weyerhaeuser 7400 line; NW on Weyerhaeuser 7400 line to Weyerhaeuser 5500 line; E and N on Weyerhaeuser 5500 line to Weyerhaeuser 5670 line; N and E on Weyerhaeuser 5670 line to Weyerhaeuser 5660 line; N on Weyerhaeuser 5660 line about 1/4 mile to the South Fork Toutle River; E along South Fork Toutle River to its headwaters and Mount St. Helens crater's edge; E along the Mount St. Helens crater's southern edge to the headwaters of Ape Canyon Creek; NE down Ape Canyon Creek to the US Forest Service Trail 225 (Smith Creek Trail); N and NW on US Forest Service Trail 225 (Smith Creek Trail) to US Forest Service Rd 99; NE on US Forest Service Rd 99 to US Forest Service Trail 1; S and E on US Forest Service Trail 1 to US Forest Service Rd 25; S on US Forest Service Rd 25 to the Muddy River; S down the Muddy River to the North Fork Lewis River; W down the North Fork Lewis River to the Swift Reservoir; W along the north shore of the Swift Reservoir to Swift Dam and the Lewis River; W down the Lewis River to Yale Reservoir; W along the north shore of the Yale Reservoir to the mouth of Dog Creek; N up Dog Creek to SR 503; SW on SR 503 to US Forest Service Rd 81 and point of beginning.


GMU 560-LEWIS RIVER (Skamania, Klickitat, Yakima and Lewis counties):

Beginning on SR 141 and Mount Adams Recreational Area Rd at the town of Trout Lake; N on the Mount Adams Recreational Area Rd to US Forest Service Rd 80 (Mount Adams Recreational Area Rd); N on US Forest Service Rd 80 (Mount Adams Recreational Area Rd) to US Forest Service Rd 82 (Mount Adams Recreational Area Rd); N on US Forest Service Road 82 to Yakama Indian Reservation boundary (Section 16, T7N, R11E); N along the Yakama Indian reservation boundary (Cascade Mountain Range Crest) to US Forest Service Trail 2000 (Pacific Crest Trail) in Section 3, T11N, R11E; S on US Forest Service Trail 2000 (Pacific Crest Trail) to US Forest Service Trail 98 at Sheep Lake; W on US Forest Service Trail 98 to US Forest Service Rd 2160 at Walupt Lake; W on US Forest Service Rd 2160 to US Forest Service Rd 21; S and W on US Forest Service Rd 21 to US Forest Service Rd 23; S on US Forest Service Rd 23 to US Forest Service Trail 263; S and W on US Forest Service Trail 263 to US Forest Service Trail 261; S on US Forest Service Trail 261 to US Forest Service Trail 1; W on US Forest Service Trail 1 to US Forest Service Rd 25; S on US Forest Service Rd 25 to the Muddy River; S down the Muddy River to the North Fork Lewis River; W down the North Fork Lewis River to US Forest Service Rd 90 bridge (Eagle Cliff); E on US Forest Service Rd 90 to US Forest Service Rd 51 (Curly Creek Rd); SE on US Forest Service Rd 51 (Curly Creek Rd) to US Forest Service Rd 30; NE on US Forest Service Rd 30 to US Forest Service Rd 24; SE on US Forest Service Rd 24 to SR 141; NE on SR 141 to Mount Adams Recreational Area Rd, at the town of Trout Lake and point of beginning.


GMU 564-BATTLE GROUND (Clark, Skamania, and Cowlitz counties):

Beginning at the mouth of Ostrander Creek on the Cowlitz River; E up Ostrander Creek approximately 1 1/2 miles to the second Northwest Natural Gas Pipeline right of way crossing Ostrander Creek, east of the railroad crossing; S along the Northwest Natural Gas Pipeline right of way to the power transmission lines right of way located east of the town of Kalama, approximately 1/2 mile east of China Garden Rd; SE along the power transmission lines right of way across the north fork of the Lewis River in the northeast corner of Section 4, T5N, R2E to N.E. Buncome Hollow Rd; S on N.E. Buncome Hollow Rd to N.E. Pup Creek Rd; S on N.E. Pup Creek Rd to N.E. Cedar Creek Rd; E on N.E. Cedar Creek Rd to 221st Ave; S along 221st Ave about 1/4 mile to SR 503; SE along SR 503 to N.E. Amboy Rd; S on N.E. Amboy Rd to N.E. Yacolt Rd; E on Yacolt Rd to Railroad Ave; SE on Railroad Ave to Lucia Falls Rd; W on Lucia Falls Rd to Hantwick Rd; SE on Hantwick Rd to Basket Flats Rd; W on Basket Flats Rd to N.E. 197th Ave; S on N.E. 197th Ave to N.E. 279th St; W on N.E. 279th St to N.E. 182nd Ave; S on N.E. 182nd Ave to N.E. 259th St; E on N.E. 259th St to N.E. 220th Ave; S on N.E. 220th Ave to N.E. Cresap Rd; SE on N.E. Cresap Rd to N.E. 222nd Ave; S on N.E. 222nd Ave to N.E. Allworth Rd; E on N.E. Allworth Rd to NE 232nd Ave; S on N.E. 232nd Ave to N.E. 237th St; E on N.E. 237th St to N.E. 240th Ave; S on N.E. 240th Ave to N.E. Berry Rd; NE on N.E. Berry Rd to the DNR L-1410 Rd; SE on L-1410 Rd to the DNR L-1400 Rd; W on L-1400 Rd to N.E. Rawson Rd; W on N.E. Rawson Rd to N.E. Powell Rd; SW on N.E. Powell Rd to N.E. 212th Ave; S on N.E. 212th Ave to N.E. 109th St; E on N.E. 109th St to N.E. 222nd Ave; S on N.E. 222nd Ave to N.E. 83rd St; W on N.E. 83rd St to N.E. 217th Ave; S on N.E. 217th Ave to N.E. 68th St; E on N.E. 68th St to N.E. 232nd Ave; S on N.E. 232nd Ave to SR 500; SE on SR 500 to N.E. 53rd St; E on N.E. 53rd St to N.E. 292nd Ave; S on N.E. 292nd Ave to N.E. Ireland Rd; E on N.E. Ireland Rd to N.E. Stauffer Rd; SW on N.E. Stauffer Rd to N.E. 292nd Ave; S on N.E. 292nd Ave to N.E. Reilly Rd; SW on N.E. Reilly Rd to N.E. Blair Rd; SE on N.E. Blair Rd to N.E. Zeek Rd; E on N.E. Zeek Rd to N.E. 10th St; E on N.E. 10th St to N.E. 312th Ave; S on N.E. 312th Ave to N.E. 9th St; E on N.E. 9th St to N.E. 322nd Ave; N on N.E. 322nd Ave to N.E. Ammeter Rd; NE on N.E. Ammeter Rd approximately 1/8th mile to the power transmission lines; E along the northern margin of the power transmission lines to N.E. Hughes Rd; N on N.E. Hughes Rd to N.E. 392nd Ave; N on N.E. 392nd Ave to N.E. 28th St; E on N.E. 28th St to N.E. Miller Rd; NE on N.E. Miller Rd to N.E. 39th St; E on N.E. 39th St to Skye Rd; SE on Skye Rd to Washougal River Rd; S on Washougal River Rd to SR 140; SE on SR 140 to Cape Horn Rd; S on Cape Horn Rd to Columbia River; W down the Columbia River to the Cowlitz River (including all islands in the Columbia River which are both on the Washington side of the state line and between Cape Horn Rd and the Cowlitz River); N along Cowlitz River to Ostrander Creek and point of beginning.


GMU 568-WASHOUGAL (Clark and Skamania counties):

Beginning on the Lewis River at SR 503; E on Lewis River (Cowlitz-Clark County line) to Canyon Creek; SE along Canyon Creek to N.E. Healy Rd; E on N.E. Healy Rd to US Forest Service Rd 54; E on US Forest Service Rd 54 to US Forest Service Rd 37; NW on US Forest Service Rd 37 to US Forest Service Rd 53; S on US Forest Service Rd 53 to US Forest Service Rd 4205 (Gumboat Rd); S on US Forest Service Rd 4205 to US Forest Service Rd 42 (Green Fork Rd); SW on US Forest Service Rd 42 to US Forest Service Rd 41 at Sunset Falls; E on US Forest Service Rd 41 to US Forest Service Rd 406 at Little Lookout Mountain; SE on US Forest Service Rd 406 to the boundary of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest; due E on the national forest boundary to Rock Creek; SE along Rock Creek to the Columbia River at the town of Stevenson; W down the Columbia River to the Cape Horn Rd (including all islands in the Columbia River which are both on the Washington side of the state line and between Cape Horn Rd and Rock Creek); N on Cape Horn Rd to SR 140; W on SR 140 to Washougal River Rd; E on Washougal River Rd to Skye Rd; NW on Skye Rd to N.E. 39th St; W on N.E. 39th St to N.E. Miller Rd; SW on N.E. Miller Rd to N.E. 28th St; W on N.E. 28th St to N.E. 392nd Ave; S on N.E. 392nd Ave to N.E. Hughes Rd; S on N.E. Hughes Rd approximately 1/8th mile to the power transmission lines; W along the northern margin of the power transmission lines to N.E. Ammeter Rd; SW on N.E. Ammeter Rd to N.E. 322nd Ave; S on N.E. 322nd Ave to N.E. 9th St; W on N.E. 9th St to N.E. 312th Ave; N on N.E. 312th Ave to N.E. 10th St; W on N.E. 10th St to N.E. Zeek Rd; W on N.E. Zeek Rd to N.E. Blair Rd; NW on N.E. Blair Rd to N.E. Reilly Rd; NE on N.E. Reilly Rd to N.E. 292nd Ave; NE on N.E. 292nd Ave to N.E. Stauffer Rd; NE on N.E. Stauffer Rd to N.E. Ireland Rd; W on N.E. Ireland Rd to N.E. 292nd Ave; N on N.E. 292nd Ave to N.E. 53rd St; W on N.E. 53rd St to SR 500; NW on SR 500 to N.E. 232nd Ave; N on N.E. 232nd Ave to N.E. 68th St; W on N.E. 68th St to N.E. 217th Ave; N on N.E. 217th Ave to N.E. 83rd St; E on N.E. 83rd St to N.E. 222nd Ave; N on N.E. 222nd Ave to NE 109th St; W on N.E. 109th St to N.E. 212th Ave; N on N.E. 212th Ave to N.E. Powell Rd; NE on N.E. Powell Rd to N.E. Rawson Rd; E on Rawson Rd to DNR L-1400 Rd; E on DNR L-1400 Rd to DNR L-1410 Rd; NW on DNR L-1410 Rd to N.E. Berry Rd; SW on N.E. Berry Rd to N.E. 240th Ave; N on N.E. 240th Ave to N.E. 237th St; W on N.E. 237th St to N.E. 232nd Ave; N on N.E. 232nd Ave to N.E. Allworth Rd; W on N.E. Allworth Rd to N.E. 222nd Ave; N on N.E. 222nd Ave to N.E. Cresap Rd; NW on N.E. Cresap Rd to N.E. 220th Ave; N on N.E. 220th Ave to N.E. 259th St; W on N.E. 259th St to N.E. 182nd Ave; N on N.E. 182nd Ave to N.E. 279th St; E on N.E. 279th St to N.E. 197th Ave; N on N.E. 197th Ave to N.E. Basket Flats Rd; E on N.E. Basket Flats Rd to N.E. Hantwick Rd; NW on N.E. Hantwick Rd to Lucia Falls Rd; E on Lucia Falls Rd to Railroad Ave; NW on Railroad Ave to N.E. Yacolt Rd; W on N.E. Yacolt Rd to N.E. Amboy Rd; N on N.E. Amboy Rd to N.E. 221st Ave; N on 221st Ave to SR 503; NE along SR 503 to the Lewis River and point of beginning.


GMU 572-SIOUXON (Skamania and Clark counties):

Beginning at the Yale Dam at Yale Lake; N then E along the shore of Yale Lake to the Lewis River; NE along the Lewis River to Swift Reservoir; E along the north shore Swift Reservoir to US Forest Service Rd 90 at the Eagle Cliff bridge; E on US Forest Service Rd 90 to US Forest Service Rd 51 (Curly Creek Rd); SE on US Forest Service Rd 51 to US Forest Service Rd 30 (Wind River Rd); N on US Forest Service Rd 30 to US Forest Service Rd 24 (Twin Butte Rd); S on US Forest Service Rd 24 to US Forest Service Rd 60 (Carson Guler Rd); SW on US Forest Service Rd 60 to US Forest Service Rd 65; SW on US Forest Service Rd 65 to the Wind River Rd; NW on the Wind River Rd to Hemlock Rd at the town of Stabler; W on Hemlock Rd to US Forest Service Rd 41 (Sunset-Hemlock Rd); W on the US Forest Service Rd 41 to US Forest Service Road 42 (Green Fork Rd) at Sunset Falls; NE on US Forest Service Rd 42 to US Forest Service Rd 4205 (Gumboat Rd); N on US Forest Service Rd 4205 to US Forest Service Rd 53; NW on US Forest Service Rd 53 to US Forest Service Rd 54 (N.E. Healy Rd); W on US Forest Service Rd 54 to Canyon Creek; N down Canyon Creek to the Lewis River; NE up the Lewis River to the Yale Dam and the point of beginning.


GMU 574-WIND RIVER (Skamania and Klickitat counties):

Beginning at SR 141 and US Forest Rd 86, SW of the town of Trout Lake; S on US Forest Service Rd 86 to US Forest Service Rd 1840; S on US Forest Service Rd 1840 to US Forest Service Rd 18 (Oklahoma Rd); S on US Forest Service Rd 18 to Willard Rd, at the town of Willard; E on Willard Rd to the Little White Salmon River; S down the Little White Salmon River to the Columbia River; W down the Columbia River to the mouth of Rock Creek (including all islands in the Columbia River that are both north of the Washington state line and between the Little White Salmon River and Rock Creek); NW along Rock Creek through the town of Stevenson to the southern boundary of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest; W along the southern boundary of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest to US Forest Service Rd 4100-406; NW on US Forest Service Rd 4100-406 to the US Forest Service Rd 41 (Sunset-Mowich Rd) at Little Lookout Mountain; E on US Forest Service Rd 41 to Hemlock Rd; E on Hemlock Rd to Wind River Rd at the town of Stabler; SE on Wind River Rd to Old State Rd; E on Old State Rd to US Forest Service Rd 65 (Panther Creek Rd); N on US Forest Service Rd 65 to US Forest Service Road 60 (Carson-Guler); NE on US Forest Service 60 to US Forest Service 24 (also called Carson-Guler); E on US Forest Service Rd 24 to SR 141; NE, E and SE on SR 141 to US Forest Service Rd 86, SW of the town of Trout Lake, and the point of beginning.


GMU 578-WEST KLICKITAT (Klickitat, Yakima, and Skamania counties):

Beginning at the mouth of the Little White Salmon River on the Columbia River; N up the Little White Salmon River to Willard Road bridge, E of Willard; W on Willard Rd to US Forest Service Rd 18 (Oklahoma Rd); N on US Forest Service Rd 18 to US Forest Service 1840; N on US Forest Service Rd 1840 to US Forest Service Rd 86; N on US Forest Service Road 86 to SR 141; NE on SR 141 to Mount Adams Recreation Area Road, at the town of Trout Lake; N on the Mount Adams Recreational Area Rd to US Forest Service Rd 80 (Mount Adams Recreational Area Rd); N on US Forest Service Rd 80 (Mount Adams Recreational Area Rd) to US Forest Service Rd 82 (Mount Adams Recreational Area Rd); N on US Forest Service Road 82 to Yakama Indian Reservation boundary (Section 16, T7N, R11E); S along the Yakama Indian Reservation boundary to the Reservation's SW corner at King Mountain (Section 27, T7N, R11E); E along the Yakama Indian Reservation boundary to the end of King Mountain Rd, about 1 mile; N along the Yakama Indian Reservation boundary to its corner in Section 2, T7N, R11E; E along the Yakama Indian Reservation boundary to the NE corner of Section 4, T7N, R12E; SE along the Yakama Indian Reservation boundary to Summit Creek Rd; SW on Summit Creek Rd to Glenwood-Goldendale Hwy; NW on Glenwood-Goldendale Hwy to Lakeside Rd; S on Lakeside Rd to Fisher Hill Rd (P-2000); S on Fisher Hill Rd to the Fisher Hill bridge crossing the Klickitat River; S and SW down the Klickitat River to the Columbia River; W down the Columbia River to the mouth of the Little White Salmon River and the point of beginning (including all islands in the Columbia River which are both north of the Washington state line and between the Klickitat River and the Little White Salmon River).


GMU 588-GRAYBACK (Klickitat County):

Beginning at the US Hwy 97 bridge crossing the Columbia River; W down the Columbia River to the mouth of the Klickitat River at the town of Lyle (including all islands in the Columbia River which are both north of the Washington state line and between the US Hwy 97 bridge and the Klickitat River); N up the Klickitat River to the Fisher Hill Rd (P-2000) at the Fisher Hill bridge; N along Fisher Hill Rd to Lakeside Rd; S on Lakeside Rd to Glenwood-Goldendale Hwy; E and SE on Glenwood-Goldendale Hwy to Summit Creek Rd; NE on Summit Creek Rd to the Yakama Indian Reservation; E along the southern boundary of the Yakama Indian Reservation to US Hwy 97 (Satus Pass Hwy); S on US Hwy 97 to US Hwy 97 bridge crossing the Columbia River and point of beginning.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 03-16-087 (Order 03-175), § 232-28-335, filed 8/5/03, effective 9/5/03; 03-06-110 (Order 03-23), § 232-28-335, filed 3/5/03, effective 4/5/03.]

OTS-7160.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 03-129, filed 6/12/03, effective 7/13/03)

WAC 232-28-337   Deer and elk area descriptions.  


ELK AREAS


Elk Area No. 1010 (Columbia County): GMU 162 excluding National Forest land and the Rainwater Wildlife Area.


Elk Area No. 1011 (Columbia County): That part of GMU 162 east of the North Touchet Road, excluding National Forest land.


Elk Area No. 1012 (Columbia County): That part of GMU 162 west of the North Touchet Road, excluding National Forest land and the Rainwater Wildlife Area.


Elk Area No. 1013 (Asotin County): GMU 172, excluding National Forest lands.


Elk Area No. 2032 Malaga (Kittitas and Chelan counties): Beginning at the mouth of Davies Canyon on the Columbia River; west along Davies Canyon to the cliffs above (north of) the North Fork Tarpiscan Creek; west and north along the cliffs to the Bonneville Power Line; southwest along the power line to the North Fork Tarpiscan Road in Section 9, Township 20N, Range 21E; north and west along North Fork Tarpiscan Road to Colockum Pass Road (Section 9, Township 20N, Range 21E); south and west on Colockum Pass Road to section line between Sections 8 & 9; north along the section line between Sections 8 and 9 as well as Sections 4 & 5 (T20N, R21E) & Sections 32 & 33 (T21N, R21E) to Moses Carr Road; west and north on Moses Carr Road to Jump Off Road; south and west on Jump Off Road to Shaller Road; north and west on Shaller Road to Upper Basin Loop Road; north and west on Upper Basin Loop Road to Wheeler Ridge Road; north on Wheeler Ridge Road to the Basin Loop Road (pavement) in Section 10 (T21N, R20E); north on Basin Loop Road to Wenatchee Heights Road; west on Wenatchee Heights Road to Squilchuck Road; south on Squilchuck Road to Beehive Road (USFS Rd 9712); northwest on Beehive Road to USFS Rd 7100 near Beehive Reservoir; north and west on USFS Rd 7100 to Peavine Canyon Road (USFS Rd 7101); north and east on Peavine Canyon Road to Number Two Canyon Road; north on Number Two Canyon Road to Crawford Street in Wenatchee; east on Crawford Street to the Columbia River; south and east along the Columbia River to Davies Canyon and point of beginning. (Naneum Green Dot, Washington Gazetteer, Wenatchee National Forest)


Elk Area No. 2033 Peshastin (Chelan County): Beginning at Crawford Street and the Columbia River in Wenatchee; west on Crawford Street and Number Two Canyon Road to USFS 7101 Road (Peavine Canyon); west on USFS 7101 Road to Mission Creek Road; north on Mission Creek Road to USFS 7104 Road (Sand Creek Road); west on USFS 7104 Road (Sand Creek Road) to Camas Creek; west up Camas Creek to where Camas Creek crosses USFS 7200 Road, T22N, R18E, Section 4; north along USFS 7200 Road to U.S. Highway 97; north on U.S. Highway 97 to USFS 7300 Road (Mountain Home Road); north on the USFS 7300 Road to the Wenatchee River at Leavenworth; down the Wenatchee River and Columbia River to the point of beginning.


Elk Area No. 2051 Tronsen (Chelan County): All of GMU 251 except that portion described as follows: Beginning at the junction of Naneum Ridge Road (WDFW Rd 9) and Ingersol Road (WDFW Rd 1); north and east on Ingersol Road to Colockum Road (WDFW Rd 10); east on Colockum Road and Colockum Creek to the intersection of Colockum Creek and the Columbia River; south on the Columbia River to mouth of Tarpiscan Creek; west up Tarpiscan Creek and Tarpiscan Road (WDFW Rd 14) and North Fork Road (WDFW Rd 10.10) to the intersection of North Fork Road and Colockum Road; southwest on Colockum Road to Naneum Ridge Road; west on Naneum Ridge Road to Ingersol Road and the point of beginning.


Elk Area No. 3010 Nile (Yakima County): That part of GMUs 352 and 360 south of Upper Nile Loop Road Bridge and north of Lower Nile Loop Road Bridge (near The Woodshed Restaurant) and north and east of the Nile elk fence.


Elk Area No. 3028 Cooke Creek (Kittitas County): Beginning at the junction of the Naneum Ridge and Swift Creek Road in T20N, R20E, Section 16, east on the Naneum Ridge Road to the Colockum Road; south on the Colockum and Brewton roads to the power lines in T20N, R21E, Section 29; south and west on the power lines to the Coleman Creek Road; north on the Coleman Creek Road to the Swift Creek Road and point of beginning, excluding Arthur Coffin Game Reserve.


((Elk Area No. 3031 Shushuskin (Kittitas County): Beginning at Umtanum Road and the Yakima River; west along Umtanum Road to Manastash Road; west on Manastash Road to Cove Road; south and west on Cove Road to Hanson Road and Umtanum Creek; east (downstream) along Umtanum Creek to the Yakima River; north (upstream) along the Yakima River to the point of beginning.


Elk Area No. 3036 Riverbottom (Kittitas County): Beginning at the junction of Umtanum Road and State Route 821; south on State Route 821 and the Yakima River to Umtanum Creek; west up Umtanum Creek to Umtanum Road; north on Umtanum Road to State Route 821 and the point of beginning.


Elk Area No. 3368 Jump Off (Yakima County): That part of GMU 368 east of the following boundary: Jump Off Road and the power lines to South Fork Cowiche Creek; west along South Fork Cowiche Creek to Road A 5500; east on A 5500 Road and south on A 5000 Road to North Fork Ahtanum Creek Road; south and west on North Fork Ahtanum Creek Road to A 2000; A 2000 to A 2400 Road; A 2400 Road to A 1000 Road and South Fork of Ahtanum Creek.))


Elk Area No. 3911 Fairview (Kittitas County): Beginning at the intersection of the BPA Power Lines in T20N, R14E, Section 36 and I-90; east along the power lines through Cle Elum to the Teanaway Road; north on the Teanaway Road to Ballard Hill Road; east on Ballard Hill Rd and Swauk Prairie Road to Hwy 970; north on Hwy 970 to Hwy 97; south on Hwy 97 to the power lines in T20N, R17E, Section 34; east on the power lines to Naneum Creek; south on Naneum Creek approximately 1/2 mile to power lines in T19N, R19E, Section 20; east and south along the power lines to the Vantage Highway; east along the Vantage Highway to I-90; west along I-90 to the Yakima Training Center boundary; south and west along the Yakima Training Center boundary to I-82; north on I-82 to Thrall Road; west on Thrall Road to Wilson Creek; south on Wilson Creek to Yakima River; north on Yakima River to gas pipeline crossing in T17N, R18E, Section 25; south and west on the gas pipeline to Umtanum Creek; west on Umtanum Creek to the Durr Road; north on the Durr Road to Umptaneum Road; north on Umptaneum Road to South Branch Canal; west on South Branch Canal to Bradshaw Road; west on Bradshaw Road to the elk fence; north and west along the elk fence to power line crossing in T19N, R16E, Section 10; west along the power line (south branch) to the Cabin Creek Road; east and north on Cabin Creek Road to Easton and I-90; east on I-90 to point of beginning.


Elk Area No. 3912 Old Naches (Yakima County): Starting at the elk fence and Roza Canal along the south boundary T14N, R19E, Section 8; following the elk fence to the sheep feeding site in T15N, R16E, Section 30; south on the feeding site Access Road to the Old Naches Highway; west and south on the Old Naches Highway to State Route 12 and the Naches River; down the Naches River to the Tieton River; up the Tieton River approximately 2 miles to the elk fence in T14N, R16E, Section 3; due south from the start of the elk fence to the top of the cliff; southwest along the cliff/rimrock to the irrigation canal in T14N, R16E, Section 9; southwest along the irrigation canal to the elk fence in T14N, R16E, Section 8; the elk fence to the power lines in T13N, R16E, Section 34; south along the power lines approximately 3/4 of a mile to the irrigation ditch; west along the irrigation ditch to the township line between T12N, R15E and T12N, R16E; south along the township line to the South Fork Ahtanum Creek; South Fork Ahtanum Creek to Ahtanum Creek to Yakima River; up the Yakima River to Roza Canal and point of beginning.


Elk Area No. 3944 Clemen (Yakima County): That portion of GMU 342 beginning at the junction of Highway 410 and USFS Road 1701 (Big Bald Mountain Road); north to USFS Road 1712; east on USFS Road 1712 (Clemen Ridge Road) to the elk fence gate (T15N; R17E; Section 23 NE 1/4) at the top of Austin Spur Road; south and west along the elk fence to Highway 410 to the point of beginning.


Elk Area No. 4041 Grandy Creek (Skagit County): Begin at the intersection of CP 190 Road and CP 132 Road (Section 28, T36N, R5E); east along the CP 132 Road to the CP 130 Road; east and south along CP 130 Road to CP 110 Road, west, south and east along CP 110 Road to Childs Creek; south down Childs Creek to State Route 20; east on State Route 20 to Grandy Creek; south down Grandy Creek to the Skagit River; south on a line to South Skagit Hwy; west on South Skagit Hwy to State Route 9; north on State Route 9 to State Route 20; east on State Route 20 to Helmick Road; north on Helmick Road to CP 190 Road to CP 132 Road and the point of beginning. (WA Atlas & Gazetteer & Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Map)


Elk Area No. 4941 Skagit River (Skagit County): Beginning at the intersection of State Route 9 and State Route 20; east on State Route 20 to Grandy Creek; south down Grandy Creek to the Skagit River; south on a line to South Skagit Highway; west on South Skagit Highway to State Route 9; north on State Route 9 to point of beginning.


Elk Area No. 5029 Toledo (Lewis and Cowlitz counties): Beginning at the Cowlitz River and State Highway 505 junction; ((east along State Highway 505 to Eden Road; east along Eden Road to the Evans Road; east along the Evans Road)) east along the Cowlitz River to the Weyerhaeuser 1800 Road; south along Weyerhaeuser 1800 Road to Cedar Creek Road; east along Cedar Creek Road to Due Road; south on Due Road to Weyerhaeuser 1823 Road; south along Weyerhaeuser 1823 Road to the Weyerhaeuser 1945 Road; south along the Weyerhaeuser 1945 Road to the Weyerhaeuser 1900 Road; south along the Weyerhaeuser 1900 Road to the ((Weyerhaeuser 1890 Road; south along the Weyerhaeuser 1890 Road to State Highway 504; west along State Highway 504 to Tower Road; north along Tower Road to the Weyerhaeuser 1522 Road; north along the Weyerhaeuser 1522 road to Salmon Creek; west along Salmon Creek)) North Fork Toutle River; west along the North Fork Toutle River to the Toutle River; west on the Toutle River to the Cowlitz River; North along the Cowlitz River to the junction of State Highway 505 and the point of beginning.


Elk Area No. 5050 Curtis (Lewis County): Beginning at the Boistfort Road, State Highway 6 intersection; west to the Mauerman Road; west and southwest on the Mauerman Road to the Pe Ell/McDonald Road; south and east on the Pe Ell/McDonald Road to the Lost Valley Road; south and southeast on the Lost Valley Road to the Boistfort Road; east and north along the Boistfort Road to State Highway 6 and point of beginning.


Elk Area No. 5051 Green Mountain (Cowlitz County): ((Beginning at the junction of Tower Road and State Highway 504; north along Tower Road to the Toutle River; north along the Toutle River to the North Fork of the Toutle River; east along the North Fork of the Toutle River to Alder Creek to the Weyerhaeuser 2400 Road; south along the Weyerhaeuser 2400 Road to the Weyerhaeuser 4400 Road to Johnson Creek and the South Fork of the Toutle River to the South Toutle River Road; west along the South Toutle River Road to State Highway 504; west along State Highway 504 to the junction of Tower Road and the point of beginning.)) Beginning at the junction of the Cowlitz River and the Toutle River; east along the Toutle River to the North Fork Toutle River; east along the North Fork Toutle River to the Weyerhaeuser 1900 Road; south along the Weyerhaeuser 1900 Road to the Weyerhaeuser 1910 Road; south along the Weyerhaeuser 1910 Road to the Weyerhaeuser 2410 Road; south along the Weyerhaeuser 2410 Road to the Weyerhaeuser 4553 Road; south along the Weyerhaeuser 4553 Road to the Weyerhaeuser 4500 Road; south along the Weyerhaeuser 4500 Road to the Weyerhaeuser 4400 Road; south along the Weyerhaeuser 4400 Road to the Weyerhaeuser 4100 Road; east along the Weyerhaeuser 4100 Road to the Weyerhaeuser 4700 Road; south along the Weyerhaeuser 4700 Road to the Weyerhaeuser 4720 Road; west along the Weyerhaeuser 4720 Road to the Weyerhaeuser 4730 Road; west along the Weyerhaeuser 4730 Road to the Weyerhaeuser 4732 Road; west along the Weyerhaeuser 4732 Road to the Weyerhaeuser 4790 Road; west along the Weyerhaeuser 4790 Road to the Weyerhaeuser 1390 Road; south along the Weyerhaeuser 1390 Road to the Weyerhaeuser 1600 Road; west along the Weyerhaeuser 1600 Road to the Weyerhaeuser Logging Railroad Tracks at Headquarters; west along the Weyerhaeuser Logging Railroad Track to Ostrander Creek; west along Ostrander Creek to the Cowlitz River; north along the Cowlitz River to the Toutle River and point of beginning.


Elk Area No. 5052 Mossyrock (Lewis County): Beginning at the intersection of Winston Creek Road and State Highway 12; east on State Highway 12 to the Cowlitz River; east on the Cowlitz River to Riffe Lake; southeast along the south shore of Riffe Lake to Swofford Pond outlet creek; south on Swofford Pond outlet creek to Green Mountain Road; west on Green Mountain Road to Perkins Road; west on Perkins Road to Longbell Road; south on Longbell Road to Winston Creek Road; north on Winston Creek Road to State Highway 12 and the point of beginning. (All lands owned and managed by the Cowlitz Wildlife Area are excluded from this Elk Area.)


Elk Area No. 5053 Randle (Lewis County): Beginning at the town of Randle and the intersection of U.S. Highway 12 and State Route 131 (Forest Service 23 and 25 roads); south on State Route 131 to Forest Service 25 Road; south on Forest Service 25 Road to the Cispus River; west along the Cispus River to the Champion 300 line bridge; south and west on the Champion 300 line to the Champion Haul Road; north along the Champion Haul Road to Kosmos Road; north on Kosmos Road to U.S. Highway 12; east on U.S. Highway 12 to Randle and point of beginning. (All lands owned and managed by the Cowlitz Wildlife Area are excluded from this Elk Area.)


Elk Area No. 5054 Boistfort (Lewis County): Beginning at the town of Vader; west along State Highway 506 to the Wildwood Road; north along the Wildwood Road to the Abernathy 500 line gate (Section 20, T11N, R3W, Willamette Meridian); northwest along the 500, 540, and 560 lines to the Weyerhaeuser 813 line; northwest along the 813, 812, 5000J, 5000 and 4000 lines to the Pe Ell/McDonald Road (Section 15, T12N, R4W); west along the Pe Ell/McDonald Road to the Lost Valley Road; northeast along the Lost Valley Road to the Boistfort Road; north along the Boistfort Road to the King Road; east along the King Road to the town of Winlock and State Highway 603; south along Highway 505 to ((the Winlock/Vader Road; south along said road)) Interstate 5; south along Interstate 5 to State Hwy 506; west along State Hwy 506 to the town of Vader and the point of beginning.


Elk Area No. 5055 East Valley (Wahkiakum County): Within one mile on either side of the line beginning at Wilson Creek Park on East Valley Road; west on East Valley Road to the junction with Middle Valley Road (4.5 miles); north along Middle Valley Road to the junction of Oat Field Road (2.5 miles).


Elk Area No. 5056 Grays River Valley (Wahkiakum County): On or within 1/4 mile of agricultural land in the Grays River Valley within the following sections: T10N, R7W, Sections 8, 9, 17, 18 and T10N, R8W, Sections 13, 23, 24, 26.


Elk Area No. 5057 Carlton (Lewis County): That part of 513 (South Rainier) lying east of Highway 123 and north of Highway 12.


Elk Area No. 5058 West Goat Rocks (Lewis County): Goat Rocks Wilderness west of the Pacific Crest Trail.


Elk Area No. 5059 Mt. Adams Wilderness (Skamania and Yakima counties): The Mt. Adams Wilderness.


Elk Area No. 5060 Merwin (Cowlitz County): Begin at the State Route 503 and the Longview Fibre Road WS-8000 junction; north and west on the Longview Fibre Road WS-8000 to Day Place Road; west on Day Place Road to Dubois Road; south on Dubois Road to State Route 503; east on State Route 503 to the State Route 503 and the Longview Fibre Road WS-8000 junction and point of beginning.


Elk Area No. 5099 Mudflow (Cowlitz County): That part of GMU 522 (Loo-wit) that is within the boundary of the St. Helens Wildlife Area.


Elk Area No. 6010 Mallis (Pacific County): That part of GMUs 506, 672, and 673 within one mile either side of State Road 6 between the east end of Elk Prairie Road and the Mallis Landing Road.


Elk Area No. 6011 Centralia Mine (Lewis County): That portion of GMU 667 within Centralia Mine property boundary.


Elk Area No. 6054 Puyallup River (Pierce County): That part of GMU 654 south of the Puyallup River.


Elk Area No. 6061 Twin Satsop Farms (Mason County): That portion of GMU 651 starting at the junction of the Deckerville Road and the Brady-Matlock Road; southwest to the junction with the West Boundary Road; north on West Boundary Road to the Deckerville Road; east on the Deckerville Road to the junction of Brady-Matlock Road and point of beginning. In addition, the area within a circle with a radius of two miles centered on the junction of State Route 108 and the Eich Road.


Elk Area No. 6062 South Bank (Grays Harbor County): That portion of GMU 660 (Minot Peak) described as follows: Beginning at Highway 12 and Wakefield Road Junction (South Elma); south on Wakefield Road, across the Chehalis River to the South Bank Road; southeast on the South Bank Road to Delezene Road; south on the Delezene Road to a point one mile from the South Bank Road; southeast along a line one mile southwest of the South Bank Road to the Oakville-Brooklyn Road; east on the Oakville-Brooklyn Road to Oakville and Highway 12; northwest on Highway 12 to Wakefield Road to Elma and the point of beginning.


Elk Area No. 6063 (Grays Harbor and Jefferson counties): Private lands within Elk Area 6064 east of Highway 101.


Elk Area No. 6064 Quinault Valley (Grays Harbor and Jefferson counties): That portion of GMU 638 (Quinault) within the Quinault River watershed.


Elk Area No. 6066 Chehalis Valley (Grays Harbor County): That portion of GMU 660 (Minot Peak) beginning at Highway 12 and Highway 107 junction near Montesano; east and south on Highway 12 to Oakville; south on Oakville-Brooklyn Road to a point one mile west of South Bank Road; northwest along a line one mile southwest of South Bank Road to Delezene Road; north along Delezene Road to South Bank Road; northwest along South Bank Road to Wakefield Road; north on Wakefield Road to Chehalis River; west on Chehalis River to Highway 107 bridge; north on Highway 107 to Highway 12 and the point of beginning.


Elk Area No. 6067 North Minot (Grays Harbor County): The portion of GMU 660 (Minot Peak) beginning at the junction on State Route 107 and the Melbourne A-line, on the Melbourne A-line to the Vesta F-line; south on Vesta F-line to Vesta H-line (Vesta Creek Road); south on Vesta Creek Road to the North River Road; south and east on North River Road to the Brooklyn Road; east on Brooklyn Road to the Garrard Creek Road; east and north on Garrard Creek Road to the South Bank Road; east on South Bank to South State Street (Oakville); north on South State Street to U.S. 12; northwest and west on U.S. 12 to State Route 107; south and southwest on SR 107 to the Melbourne A-line and the point of beginning.


Elk Area No. 6068 Willapa (Grays Harbor County): That part of GMU 658 south of SR 105 between the intersection of SR 105 and Hammond Road and the SR 105 bridge over Smith Creek; and within one mile north of SR 105 west from Hammond Road and east of the SR 105 bridge over Smith Creek.


Elk Area No. 6069 Hanaford (Lewis and Thurston counties): Beginning at the intersection of Salzer Valley Road and Centralia-Alpha Road; east and north on Salzer Valley Road to west on Little Hanaford Road to north on Teitzel Road to west on Big Hanaford Road to north on Highway 507 to east on Skookumchuck Road to the first bridge over Skookumchuck River; east along the Skookumchuck River to ((the power line crossing immediately upstream of the confluence with Johnson Creek)) Skookumchuck Road bridge; east on Skookumchuck Road to steel tower Bonneville power line; southwest along the power line to east and south on the Big Hanaford Road to Weyerhaeuser Road E160 to Weyerhaeuser Road E240 to south on North Fork Road to west on Alpha-Centralia Road to the point of origin.


Elk Area No. 6071 Dungeness (Clallam County): That part of GMU 621 north and west of Jimmy Come Lately Creek and the Gray Wolf River and that part of GMU 624 west of Jimmy Come Lately Creek and east of the Dungeness River.


DEER AREAS


Deer Area No. 1010 (Columbia County): GMU 162 excluding National Forest land and the Rainwater Wildlife Area.


Deer Area No. 1020 Prescott (Columbia and Garfield counties): That portion of GMU 149 between Hwy 261 and Hwy 127.


Deer Area No. 1030 Flat Creek (Stevens County): That portion of GMU 105, beginning at the junction of Northport-Flat Creek Rd (Co. 4005) and Bull Hill Rd; north on Bull Hill Rd to USFS Rd 240; north on USFS Rd 240 to USFS Rd 230 (Belshazzar Mtn Rd); east and north on USFS Rd 230 to East Boundary of Colville National Forest at Section 24; north on Forest Boundary to Sheep Creek Rd (USFS 15, Co. 4220); west on Sheep Creek Rd to USFS Rd 170 at Kiel Springs; south on USFS Rd 170 to Lael-Flat Creek Rd (USFS 1520); south on Lael-Flat Creek Rd (USFS 1520, Co. 4181) to Northport-Flat Creek Rd; north on Northport-Flat Creek Rd to Bull Hill Rd junction and point of beginning.


Deer Area No. 1040 Summit Lake (Stevens County): That portion of GMU 105, beginning at the intersection of Sand Creek Rd (Co. 4017) and the Kettle River at the Rock Cut Bridge; north and east on Sand Cr Rd to Lael-Flat Cr Rd (Co. 4181, USFS Churchill Mine Rd, 1520); east on Lael-Flat Cr Rd (Churchill Mine Rd) to intersection with USFS Rd 15 near Fisher Cr; north and east on USFS Rd 15 to USFS Rd 180; north and west on USFS Rd 180 and continue west on Box Canyon-Deep Creek Rd (USFS Rd 030, Co. 4212) to the intersection of Box Canyon-Deep Creek Rd and the Kettle River; south on the Kettle River to the intersection of Sand Creek Rd and the Kettle River at the Rock Cut Bridge and the point of beginning.


Deer Area No. 2010 Benge (Adams County): That part of GMU 284 beginning at the town of Benge, west on Benge-Washtucna Road to Cow Creek; north along Cow Creek to McCall Road; east on McCall Road to Gering Road; east on Gering Road to Lakin Road; east on Lakin Road to Revere Road; south on Revere Road to Rock Creek; south along Rock Creek to the Palouse River; south and west along the Palouse River to SR 26; west on SR 26 to Beckley Road; north on Beckley Road to Negro Road; north on Negro Road to Beckley Road; north on Beckley Road to Benge-Winona Road; west on Benge-Winona Road to Benge and the point of beginning.


Deer Area No. 2011 Lakeview (Grant County): That part of GMU 272 beginning at the junction of SR 28 and First Avenue in Ephrata; west on First Avenue to Sagebrush Flats Road; west on Sagebrush Flats Road to Davis Canyon Road; north on Davis Canyon Road to E Road NW; north on E Road NW to the Grant-Douglas county line; east along the county line to the point where the county line turns north; from this point continue due east to SR 17; south on SR 17 to SR 28 at Soap Lake; south on SR 28 to the junction with First Avenue in Ephrata and the point of beginning.


((Deer Area No. 2925 Ritzville (Adams County): Beginning at the junction of I-90 and SR 261 near the town of Ritzville; south along SR 261 to SR 26; east on SR 26 to the Whitman County line; north along the Adams, Whitman County line to where it intersects the Lincoln, Adams County line; north along the Adams, Lincoln County line to I-90; west along I-90 to point of beginning.))


Deer Area No. 3071 Whitcomb (Benton County): That part of GMU 372 made up by the Whitcomb Unit of the Umatilla National Wildlife Refuge.


Deer Area No. 3072 Paterson (Benton County): That part of GMU 372 made up by the Paterson Unit of the Umatilla National Wildlife Refuge.


Deer Area No. 3081 (Franklin County): That part of GMU 381 that is west of Highways 395 and 17.


Deer Area No. 4926 Guemes (Skagit County): That part of GMU 407 (North Sound) on Guemes Island.


Deer Area No. 5051 Fisher Island (Cowlitz County): The islands in the Columbia River known as Fisher Island and Hump Island in Game Management Unit 504.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 03-13-047 (Order 03-129), § 232-28-337, filed 6/12/03, effective 7/13/03.]

OTS-6949.4


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 96-135, filed 8/30/96, effective 9/30/96)

WAC 232-12-064   Live wildlife.   Taking from the wild, importation, possession, transfer, holding in captivity.

     (1) It is unlawful to take live wildlife (except unclassified marine invertebrates and fish), wild birds (except starlings ((and)), house sparrows and rock doves by falconers, and rock doves by bird dog trainers), or game fish from the wild without a permit provided for by rule of the commission and issued by the director.

     (2) Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-12-027(1), 232-12-067 and subsections (3) and (4) herein, it is unlawful to import into the state, hold, possess, propagate, offer for sale, sell, transfer, or release live specimens of wildlife listed in this subsection, their gametes and/or embryo, except as provided under subsections (7), (8), (9) or (10) below:

     In the family Cervidae, all of the following species:


Roosevelt and Rocky Mountain elk Cervus elaphus
Mule deer and Black-tailed deer Odocoileus hemionus
White-tailed deer Odocoileus virginianus
Moose Alces alces
Caribou Rangifer tarandus caribou

     (3) It is unlawful to import into the state or to hold live wildlife which were taken, held, possessed or transported contrary to federal or state law, local ordinance or department rule. Live wild animals, wild birds or game fish shall not be imported without first presenting to the department the health certificate required by the Washington State Department of Agriculture under WAC 16-54-030. Notwithstanding the provisions of this subsection, raptors used for falconry or propagation may be imported if the health certificate is in the possession of the importer. Proof of lawful importation must be produced for inspection on request of a department employee.

     (4) It is unlawful to possess or hold in captivity live wild animals, wild birds, or game fish unless lawfully acquired and possessed. Proof of lawful acquisition and possession must be produced for inspection on request of a department employee. Such proof shall contain: (1) Species; (2) age and sex of animal; (3) origin of animal; (4) name of receiving party; (5) source-name and address; (6) invoice/statement date; and (7) documentation of prior transfers.

     (5) Live wild animals, wild birds or game fish held in captivity or their progeny or parts thereof may not be sold or otherwise commercialized on except as provided by rule of the commission.

     (6) No wildlife shall be released from captivity except as provided in WAC 232-12-271, except that it is lawful to return to the waters from which caught, game fish caught and subsequently kept alive on stringers, in live wells or other containers while fishing. The release of fish into any waters of the state, including private, natural or man-made ponds requires a fish planting permit.

     (7) Scientific research or display: The director may authorize, by written approval, a person to import into the state, hold, possess and propagate live specimens of wildlife listed in subsection (2) for scientific research or for display by zoos or aquariums who are accredited institutional members of the American Association of Zoological Parks and Aquariums (AAZPA) provided:

     (a) The specimens are confined to a secure facility,

     (b) The specimens will not be transferred to any other location within the state, except to other AAZPA accredited facilities and transported by AAZPA accredited institutional members or their authorized agents with written approval of the director or as otherwise authorized in writing by the director,

     (c) The specimens will not be sold or otherwise disposed of within the state without written approval of the director,

     (d) The person will keep such records on the specimens and make such reports as the director may require, and

     (e) The person complies with the other requirements of this section.

     (8) Retention or disposal of existing specimens lawfully in captivity prior to June 20, 1992: A person holding live ((specimens of wildlife listed in subsection (2) by operation of emergency rule filed June 19, 1992 [in the family Cervidae, all of the following species:)) Roosevelt and Rocky Mountain elk (((Cervus elaphus);)), Mule Deer and Black-tailed deer (((Odocoileus hemionus);)), White-tailed deer (((Odocoileus virginianus);)) and Moose (((Alces alces)])) may retain the specimens of such wildlife such person lawfully possessed prior to June 20, 1992 and the lawful progeny thereof provided such person complies with ((subsections (8))) (a) through (((8)))(f) ((hereunder)) of this subsection and the other requirements of this section.

     (a) The person reported to the director in writing the species, number and location of the specimens as required.

     (b) The specimens are confined to a secure facility at the location reported,

     (c) Live specimens are not propagated except at AAZPA accredited facilities with the written permission of the director or as otherwise authorized in writing by the director;

     (d) Live specimens are not released, except with written permission of the director,

     (e) Live specimens are not sold or transferred except:

     (i) Live specimens in lawful possession prior to June 20, 1992 and lawful progeny may be permanently removed from the state of Washington or transported directly to slaughter where in accordance with other applicable law,

     (ii) Federally listed endangered or threatened species may be transferred to AAZPA accredited facilities where in compliance with federal law,

     (iii) Live specimens may be moved to the new primary residence of the possessor with the written approval of the director, provided all other requirements of this section are satisfied and the total number of locations where animals are held is not increased;

     (iv) AAZPA facilities may sell and/or transfer live specimens within the state with the written permission of the director.

     (f) Live specimens shall be neutered, physically separated by sex, and/or rendered infertile by means of contraception, except at AAZPA accredited facilities with the written permission of the director.

     (9) Retention or disposal of existing specimens lawfully in captivity prior to February 13, 1993: A person holding live specimens of wildlife newly listed in subsection (2) by operation of this rule [Caribou (Rangifer tarandus caribou)], may retain the specimens of such wildlife the person lawfully possessed prior to February 13, 1993, provided:

     (a) The person reports to the director in writing by March 31, 1993, and reports annually thereafter, or as otherwise required by the director, the species, number, and location of such specimens,

     (b) The person complies with subsections (8)(b) through (8)(f) herein and the other requirements of this section.

     (10) The provisions of this section shall not prohibit the importation, possession, propagation, sale, transfer, or release of live specimens of federally listed threatened or endangered species, their gametes and/or embryo, where in compliance with federal law.

     (11) Escaped wildlife:

     (a) Escaped wildlife will be considered a public nuisance. The department or any peace officer may seize, capture, or destroy wildlife that have escaped the possessor's control. The former possessor shall be responsible for costs incurred by the department in recovering, maintaining, or disposing of such animals, as well as any damage to the state's wildlife or habitat.

     (b) Escapes of wildlife must be reported immediately to the department,

     (c) The recapture or death of escaped wildlife must be reported immediately to the department.

     (12) Secure facility:

     (a) All captive wildlife will be held in a secure facility. For the purpose of this rule, a secure facility is an enclosure so constructed as to prevent danger to the environment or wildlife of the state, including escape of live wildlife specimens in captivity or ingress of resident wildlife ungulates (hoofed animals).

     (b) For wildlife listed in subsection (2), the secure facility must comply with the fencing requirements in subsection (13) herein.

     (13) Fencing requirements

     (a) Perimeter fences must be, at a minimum, eight feet above ground level for their entire length. The bottom six feet must be mesh of sufficient size to prevent resident wildlife ungulates (hoofed animals) from entering and captive wildlife from escaping. Supplemental wire required to attain a height of eight feet may be smooth, barbed, or woven wire (at least 12-1/2 gauge) with strands spaced not more than six inches apart.

     (b) Perimeter fences constructed of high tensile wire must be supported by a post or stay at minimum intervals of eight feet.

     (c) Perimeter fences must be at least 12-1/2 gauge woven wire, 14-1/2 gauge high-tensile woven wire, chain link, non-climbable woven fence, or other fence approved by the director.

     (((i))) If the wire used is not a full eight feet in height, it must be overlapped one row and securely fastened at every other vertical row or woven together with cable.

     (d) Electric fencing materials may be used on perimeter fences only as a supplement to conventional fencing materials.

     (e) All gates in the perimeter fences must be self-closing, equipped with two locking devices, and installed only in locations that have been approved by the director. Double gates may be required at points in the perimeter fences subject to frequent vehicle traffic that is not related to activities involving the holding of captive wildlife.

     (f) Posts used in the perimeter fences must be:

     (i) Wood (pressure treated), five-inch minimum diameter or an equivalent as approved by the director;

     (ii) Spaced no more than twenty-four feet apart with stays or supports at eight foot intervals between the posts;

     (iii) Extended at least eight feet above ground level;

     (iv) Corners braced with wood or with an equivalent material as approved by the director.

     (g) Fences must be maintained at all times to prevent captive wildlife from escaping or resident wildlife ungulates (hoofed animals) from entering the enclosure. If such animals do pass through, under, or over the fence because of any topographic feature or other conditions, the person possessing wildlife must immediately supplement the fence to prevent continued passage.

     (h) For any fence existing prior to February 13, 1993, a person may petition the director in writing for a variance from the above fencing requirements. Any such petition must be filed no later than May 31, 1993 and must identify all aspects in which the existing fence does not meet the fencing requirements contained herein. On approval of the director, such person may maintain such existing fence with normal repair. However, any extension or relocation of existing fence must meet the fencing requirements contained herein.

     (14) Marking requirements

     (a) All live specimens of wildlife identified in subsection (2) must be individually identified by the methods specified below:

     (i) All live specimens of such wildlife shall be marked with USDA official ear tags or with ear tags supplied or approved by the department. Tags shall be applied in sequential order, and

     (ii) All live specimens of such wildlife shall be marked with a tattoo with an identifying number that has been recorded with the director. The tattoo must be placed on the left ear of the animal.

     (b) Identification assigned to an individual animal may not be transferred to any other animal.

     (c) Where allowed, all lawful progeny of wildlife identified in subsection (2) must be tagged and tattooed by December 31 of the year of birth or upon leaving the holding facility, whichever is earlier.

     (d) Where allowed, if wildlife identified in subsection (2) is sold or transferred within the state, the tag and tattoo must accompany the animal. The new owner or possessor shall not renumber the animal.

     (e) Where allowed, live specimens of wildlife identified in subsection (2) shall be marked prior to importation.

     (f) No unmarked wildlife identified in subsection (2) may be sold or otherwise transferred from the holding facility.

     (15) Testing of specimens.

     (a) Where allowed, prior to entry into the state of Washington, persons importing any member of the Genus Cervus which is identified in subsection (2) herein, must submit records of genetic tests, conducted by a professionally recognized laboratory to identify red deer genetic influence (genetic material from any member of any subspecies, race, or species of the elk-red deer-wapiti complex Cervus elaphus not indigenous to the state of Washington. Such testing shall be at the possessor's expense. Animals which are deemed by department of wildlife biologists upon examination to exhibit either: Behavioral (vocalization), morphological (size, rump patch, color) or biochemical indications of such influence (hemoglobin, superoxide dismutase, transferrin and post-transferrin, or others to be developed) may not be imported.

     (b) A person currently holding any member of the genus Cervus elaphus identified in subsection (2) herein must submit records of genetic tests, conducted by a professionally recognized laboratory to identify red deer genetic influence (genetic material from any member of any subspecies, race, or species of the elk-red deer-wapiti complex Cervus elaphus not indigenous to the state of Washington), for each individual cervid to the director within 90 days of passage of this rule. Such testing shall be at the possessor's expense. Any animals identified as red deer or having nonindigenous genetic influence must be destroyed, removed from the state, or neutered within 180 days of passage of this rule.

     (c) The director may require that specimens listed in subsection (2) lawfully in captivity be tested for brucellosis (brucella abortus), tuberculosis (mycobacterium bovis and mycobacterium tuberculosis), meningeal worm (Paralophostrongylus tenuis), and muscle worm (Elaphostrongylus cervis) in accordance with the procedures specified in department of agriculture WAC 16-54-035 as now or hereafter amended, and/or for other diseases or parasites determined to pose a risk to wildlife. The results of such tests shall be filed with the director as required.

     (16) Reporting

     (a) A person holding wildlife listed in subsection (2) in captivity shall submit a completed report no later than March 30, 1993 and then no later than January 31 of each year, or as otherwise required by the director, on a form provided by the department.

     (b) Persons possessing wildlife listed in subsection (2) must notify the director within ten days of any change of such persons' address and/or location of the holding facility.

     (17) Inspection

     (a) All holding facilities for captive wildlife located in the state are subject to inspection for compliance with the provisions of this section.

     (b) Such inspections may take place without warrant or prior notice but shall be conducted at reasonable times and locations.

     (18) Notification and disposition of diseased animals.

     (a) Any person who has reason to believe that wildlife being held pursuant to this rule have or have been exposed to a dangerous or communicable disease or parasite shall notify the department immediately.

     (b) Upon having reason to believe that wildlife held pursuant to this rule have been exposed to or contracted a dangerous or contagious disease or parasite, the director may order inspection of such animals by a licensed, accredited veterinarian, certified fish pathologist, or inspection agent. Inspection shall be at the expense of the possessor.

     (c) The director shall determine when destruction of wildlife, quarantine, disinfection, or sterilization of facilities is required at any facility holding wildlife pursuant to this rule. If the director determines that destruction of wildlife, quarantine, disinfection, or sterilization of facilities is required, a written order shall be issued to the possessor describing the procedure to be followed and the time period for carrying out such actions. Such activities shall be at the expense of the possessor.

     (19) Quarantine area

     (a) Any facility holding wildlife listed in subsection (2) must have an approved quarantine facility within its exterior boundary or submit an action plan to the director that guarantees access to an approved quarantine facility within the state of Washington.

     (i) An approved quarantine facility is one that meets criteria set by the Washington state department of agriculture.

     (ii) The quarantine area must meet the tests of isolation, separate feed and water, escape security, and allowances for the humane holding and care of its occupants for extended periods of time.

     (b) Should the imposition of a quarantine become necessary, the possessor of any wildlife must provide an on-site quarantine facility or make arrangements at such possessor's expense to transport such wildlife to an approved quarantine facility.

     (20) Seizure

     (a) The department of wildlife may seize any unlawfully possessed wildlife.

     (b) The cost of any seizure and/or holding of wildlife may be charged to the possessor of such animals.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040 and 77.12.010. 96-18-059 (Order 96-135), § 232-12-064, filed 8/30/96, effective 9/30/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.030. 93-04-038 (Order 581), § 232-12-064, filed 1/27/93, effective 2/13/93. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.16.040. 85-09-008 (Order 243), § 232-12-064, filed 4/5/85; 84-09-052 (Order 224), § 232-12-064, filed 4/16/84. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040. 82-04-034 (Order 177), § 232-12-064, filed 1/28/82; 81-12-029 (Order 165), § 232-12-064, filed 6/1/81. Formerly WAC 232-12-173.]

     Reviser's note: The brackets and enclosed material in the text of 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.

OTS-7000.2


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 01-69, filed 4/26/01, effective 5/27/01)

WAC 232-12-271   Criteria for planting aquatic plants and releasing wildlife.   (1) Release by persons other than the director. It is unlawful for persons other than the director to plant aquatic plants or release any species, subspecies, or hybrids of animals which do not already exist in the wild in Washington. If such species, subspecies, or hybrid does already exist in the wild in Washington, it may be released within its established range by persons other than the director, but only after obtaining a permit from the director.

     (a) Application for a permit must be made on a form provided by the department. It must be submitted at least thirty days prior to acquisition of the wildlife or aquatic plants intended for release or planting, and must provide all information indicated.

     (b) Permits will only be issued if the director determines there will be no adverse impact on the wildlife or wildlife habitat of the state.

     (c) Each permit shall require that at least thirty days prior to planting or release of wildlife or aquatic plants they must be made available for inspection by the director. It shall be the responsibility of the applicant to show that the wildlife will not pose a disease threat. If the director is not satisfied that the wildlife or aquatic plants do not pose a disease threat, they shall not be released or planted in the state. Director approval for release or planting may be withdrawn for cause.

     (d) Each permit shall require that an applicant intending to release wildlife in the state shall report immediately to the director the outbreak of any disease among the wildlife intended to be released. If the director determines that such outbreak presents a threat to the wildlife of the state, the director may immediately order such action as necessary including quarantine or destruction of stock, sterilization of enclosures and facilities, cessation of activities, and disposal of wildlife in a manner satisfactory to the director.

     (e) Each permit shall require that wildlife to be released shall not be branded, tattooed, tagged, fin clipped or otherwise marked for identification without approval of the director or as required in WAC 232-12-044.

     (f) Legally acquired pheasant of the genus Phasianus; gray partridge of the genus Perdix; chukar of the genus Alectoris; quail of the genus Callipepla and Colinus; and mallards (Anas platyrhynchos) may be released without a permit for purposes of dog training, and hunting pursuant to WAC 232-12-044. Game birds of these species released for these purposes must be purchased from facilities that have been inspected by a certified veterinarian within the past twelve months. Rock doves may be released without permit for purposes of bird dog training.

     (2) Release by the director. The director may plant aquatic plants or release animal species, subspecies, or hybrids which have been planted or released previously in Washington if they do not pose a disease threat and if planting or release will not cause adverse impact on the wildlife or wildlife habitat of the state. Before releasing any species, subspecies, or hybrid of animal not already existing in the wild in Washington, the director shall report to the commission on the planned release, stating the basis for determining that the planned release fulfills the criteria set forth herein. The director may release nonnative species, subspecies, or hybrids not previously released in Washington only if the director in his or her sole discretion has determined that:

     (a) There is no reasonable expectation of adverse impact on the wildlife or wildlife habitat of the state and there is an adequate plan for evaluating such impact following the release;

     (b) The commission has classified the species, subspecies, or hybrids to be released pursuant to RCW 77.12.020;

     (c) Suitable habitat is available;

     (d) The nonnative species, subspecies, or hybrids to be released are free of exotic pathogens;

     (e) The release serves the public interest.

     (3) This section does not apply to release of classified or unclassified fish or shellfish by persons who have caught or taken the fish or shellfish, provided the fish or shellfish are released into the water or on the tidelands at the approximate location where taken, except that fishing contest participants may release fish at a contest-designated location in the same body of water from which the fish were taken.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040, 77.12.020, 77.32.070, 77.32.530. 01-10-048 (Order 01-69), § 232-12-271, filed 4/26/01, effective 5/27/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.055, 77.12.040 and 77.16.150. 91-24-015 (Order 521), § 232-12-271, filed 11/22/91, effective 12/23/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.020, 77.12.040 and 77.16.150. 89-12-044 (Order 397), § 232-12-271, filed 6/2/89. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040. 82-04-034 (Order 177), § 232-12-271, filed 1/28/82; 81-12-029 (Order 165), § 232-12-271, filed 6/1/81. Formerly WAC 232-12-675.]

OTS-7161.2


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 03-175, filed 8/5/03, effective 9/5/03)

WAC 232-28-341   2003-04, 2004-05, 2005-06 Small game seasons(([.])).  

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 (EXCEPT by public safety removal permit), and bobcat is prohibited year around.

BOBCAT


Bag and Possession Limits: No Limit


OPEN SEASON: Statewide


Sept. 2, 2003 - Mar. 15, 2004; Sept. 7, 2004 - Mar. 15, 2005; Sept. 6, 2005 - Mar. 15, 2006(([.])).


RACCOON


Bag and Possession Limits: No Limit


OPEN SEASON: Statewide, except CLOSED on Long Island within Willapa National Wildlife Refuge.


Sept. 2, 2003 - Mar. 15, 2004; Sept. 7, 2004 - Mar. 15, 2005; Sept. 6, 2005 - Mar. 15, 2006(([.])).


FOX


Bag and Possession Limits: No Limit


OPEN SEASON: Statewide, except CLOSED within the exterior boundaries of the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie, Okanogan, Wenatchee, and Gifford Pinchot National Forests and GMUs 407 and 410.


Sept. 2, 2003 - Mar. 15, 2004; Sept. 7, 2004 - Mar. 15, 2005; Sept. 6, 2005 - Mar. 15, 2006(([.])).


COYOTE


Bag and Possession Limits: No Limit


OPEN SEASON: Statewide, year around except CLOSED from September 15 to November 30 in the Pasayten Wilderness, GMUs 426 and 450, and those portions of GMUs 218, 245, 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, 2003 - Mar. 15, 2004; Sept. 7, 2004 - Mar. 15, 2005; Sept. 6, 2005 - Mar. 15, 2006; except coyote may be hunted year around with hounds in Grant, Adams, Benton, and Franklin counties.


FOREST GROUSE (BLUE, RUFFED, AND SPRUCE)


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


Statewide: Sept. 1 - Dec. 31, 2003; Sept. 1 - Dec. 31, 2004; Sept. 1 - Dec. 31, 2005(([.])).


PTARMIGAN, SAGE, AND SHARP-TAILED GROUSE


Season closed statewide.


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. 20 and 21, 2003; Sept. 18 and 19, 2004; Sept. 17 and 18, 2005. Open only to youth hunters accompanied by an adult at least 18 years old.


Regular Season: Oct. 18 - Dec. 31, 2003(([;][,])); Oct. 23 - Dec. 31, 2004; Oct. 22 - Dec. 31, 2005(([.])).


CHUKAR


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


Youth Season: Sept. 20 and 21, 2003; Sept. 18 and 19, 2004; Sept. 17 and 18, 2005. Open only to youth hunters accompanied by an adult at least 18 years old.


Regular Season: Oct. 4, 2003 - Jan. 19, 2004; Oct. 2, 2004 - Jan. 17, 2005; Oct. 1, 2005 - Jan. 16, 2006


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.


Youth Season: Sept. 20 and 21, 2003; Sept. 18 and 19, 2004; Sept. 17 and 18, 2005. Open only to youth hunters accompanied by an adult at least 18 years old.


Regular Season: Oct. 4, 2003 - Jan. 19, 2004; Oct. 2, 2004 - Jan. 17, 2005; Oct. 1, 2005 - Jan. 16, 2006(([.])).


MOUNTAIN QUAIL


Season closed throughout Eastern Washington.


CALIFORNIA (VALLEY) QUAIL AND NORTHERN BOBWHITE


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. 20 and 21, 2003; Sept. 18 and 19, 2004; Sept. 17 and 18, 2005. Open only to youth hunters accompanied by an adult at least 18 years old.


Regular Season: Oct. 4, 2003 - Jan. 19, 2004; Oct. 2, 2004 - Jan. 17, 2005; Oct. 1, 2005 - Jan. 16, 2006(([.])).


Yakama Indian Reservation: The 2003-04, 2004-05, 2005-06 Upland bird seasons within the Yakama Indian Reservation shall be the same as the season established by the Yakama Indian Nation.


Colville Indian Reservation: The 2003-04, 2004-05, 2005-06 upland bird seasons within the Colville Indian Reservation shall be the same as the season established by the Colville Indian Tribe.


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.


Youth Season: Sept. 20 and 21, 2003; Sept. 18 and 19, 2004; Sept. 17 and 18, 2005. Open only to youth hunters accompanied by an adult at least 18 years old.


Hunters 65 years of age or older: Sept. 22-26, 2003; Sept. 20-24, 2004; Sept. 19-23, 2005


Regular Season: Sept. 27 - Nov. 30, 2003; Sept. 25 - Nov. 30, 2004; Sept. 24 - Nov. 30, 2005. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; except Dungeness Recreation (([Area] [site])) Area Site (Clallam County) starting Oct. 4, 2003; Oct. 2, 2004; Oct. 1, 2005.


Extended Season: Dec. 1 - Dec. 15, 2003; Dec. 1 - Dec. 15, 2004(([;][,])); Dec. 1 - 15, 2005. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. only on the following release sites: Belfair, Fort Lewis, Kosmos, Lincoln Creek, Scatter Creek, and Skookumchuck. Pheasants will not be released during the extended season.


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


There are three options available:


     (1) Full Season Option: Allows the harvest of eight (8) pheasants.

     (2) Youth Option: Allows the harvest of eight (8) pheasants by youth hunters.

     (3) 3-Day Option: Allows the harvest of four (4) pheasants harvested over three consecutive days.


Every person possessing a Western Washington 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 Pheasant Permit. It is unlawful to purchase an additional permit until the pheasants allowed on the current permit are taken.


Special Restriction: 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, all hunting sites on Whidbey Island, and at the Dungeness Recreation Area, and must indicate their choice on the Western Washington Pheasant Permit by choosing "odd" or "even." Hunters who select the three day option, hunters 65 years of age or older, and youth hunters may hunt during either weekend day morning. Youth hunters must be accompanied by an adult at least 18 years old who must have an appropriately marked pheasant permit if hunting.


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.


Season: Oct. 4 - Nov. 30, 2003; Oct. 2 - Nov. 30, 2004; Oct. 1 - Nov. 30, 2005(([.])).


CALIFORNIA (VALLEY) QUAIL AND NORTHERN BOBWHITE


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


Season: Oct. 4 - Nov. 30, 2003; Oct. 2 - Nov. 30, 2004; Oct. 1 - Nov. 30, 2005(([.])).


WILD TURKEY


Youth Season:


Gobblers and turkeys with visible beards only.


Statewide: April 10-11, 2004; April 9-10, 2005; April 8-9, 2006 in the following GMUs ONLY: 101, 113, 117, 130, 133, 139, 145-154, 166, 175, 186, 204, 215, 218, 242, 245, 249-251, 269, 328, 329, 346, 352, 360-368, 382, 506, 554, 556, 568, 574, 588, 633, 651, 660-666.


Spring Season:


Gobblers and turkeys with visible beards only.


Statewide: April 15 - May 15, 2004; April 15 - May 15, 2005; April 15 - May 15, 2006.


Fall Season:


Either sex.


Open to all hunters with a valid turkey tag: GMUs 105-124. Sept. 25 - Oct. 1, 2004; Sept. 24 - Sept. 30, 2005.


Permit Only(([:] [-])): GMUs 101, ((105, 108, 111, 113, 117, 121,)) 133, 145-186, 382, 568-588. Sept. 27 - Oct. 3, 2003; Sept. 25 - Oct. 1, 2004; Sept. 24 - Sept. 30, 2005(([.])).


Permit Area Number of Permits
GMU 101 ((200)) 250
((GMU 105 100
GMU 108 200
GMU 111 100
GMU 113 100
GMU 117 400
GMU 121 800))
GMU 124 100
GMU 133 150
GMUs 145-186 (([50])) 50
GMUs 382, 568-588 75

OFFICIAL HUNTING HOURS/BAG LIMITS FOR WILD TURKEY:

Bag and Possession Limit: Only two (2) turkeys may be killed in Eastern Washington per year, except only one (1) may be killed in Chelan, Kittitas, or Yakima counties; and one (([(1)])) (1) per year in Western Washington, except two (2) may be killed in Klickitat County. The season limit is three (3) birds per year.


Fall Season Bag and Possession Limit: One (1) turkey during the fall hunting season.


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


SPECIAL REGULATIONS FOR WILD TURKEY:


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

2. A turkey tag is required for hunting turkey.

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

4. It is unlawful to bait game birds.


BIRD DOG TRAINING SEASON


Wild upland game birds may be pursued during the dog-training season, but may not be killed except during established hunting seasons. A small game license is required to train dogs on wild game birds. A small game license and a Western Washington Pheasant Permit is required to train dogs on pheasants in Western Washington. Captive raised game birds may be released and killed during dog training if proof of lawful acquisition (invoices) are in possession and the birds are appropriately marked (WAC 232-12-271) (WAC 232-12-044).


Aug. 1, 2003 - Mar. 31, 2004; Aug. 1, 2004 - Mar. 31, 2005; Aug. 1, 2005 - Mar. 31, 2006. Only youth and seniors may train dogs during their respective seasons on designated Western Washington pheasant release sites.


Bird dog training may be conducted year around on areas posted for bird dog training on portions of: Region One - Espanola (T24N, R40E, E 1/2 of (([section] [Sec.])) section 16); Region Three - South L.T. Murray Wildlife Area; Region Four - Skagit Wildlife Area, Lake Terrell Wildlife Area, and Snoqualmie Wildlife Area; Region Five - Shillapoo/Vancouver Lake Wildlife Area; Region Six - Scatter Creek Wildlife Area, Fort Lewis Military Base.


HIP REQUIREMENTS:


All 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 at a license dealer, and possess a Washington Migratory Bird validation as evidence of compliance with this requirement when hunting migratory game birds. Youth hunters are required to complete a HIP survey, and possess a free Washington Youth Migratory Bird validation as evidence of compliance with this requirement when hunting migratory game birds.


CANADA GOOSE SEPTEMBER SEASON


Bag and Possession Limits: Western Washington, except Cowlitz and Wahkiakum counties and that part of Clark County north of the Washougal River: Five (5) Canada geese per day with a total of ten (10) in possession at any time. Remainder of the state: Three (3) Canada geese per day with a total of six (6) in possession at any time.


Western Washington: Sept. 6-11, 2003; Sept. 11-15, 2004; Sept. 10-15, 2005. EXCEPT Pacific and Grays Harbor counties: Sept. 1-15, 2003, 2004, and 2005.


Eastern Washington: Sept. 6-7, 2003; Sept. 11-12, 2004; Sept. 10-11, 2005.


BAND-TAILED PIGEON


Sept. 15-23, 2003, 2004, 2005(([.])).


Daily Bag Limit: 2 band-tailed pigeons(([.])).


Possession Limit: 4 band-tailed pigeons.


WRITTEN AUTHORIZATION REQUIRED TO HUNT BAND-TAILED PIGEONS(([.])).


All persons hunting band-tailed pigeons in this season are required to obtain a written authorization and harvest report from the Washington department of fish and wildlife. Application forms must be delivered to a department office no later than August 25 or postmarked on or before August 25 in order for applicants to be mailed an authorization before the season starts. Immediately after taking a band-tailed pigeon into possession, hunters must record in ink the information required on the harvest report. By September 30, hunters must return the harvest report to the Washington department of fish and wildlife, or report harvest information on the department's internet reporting system. Hunters failing to comply with reporting requirements will be ineligible to participate in the following band-tailed pigeon season.


MOURNING DOVE


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


Statewide: Sept. 1-15, 2003, 2004, and 2005(([.])).


COTTONTAIL AND SNOWSHOE HARE (OR WASHINGTON HARE)


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


Statewide: Sept. 1, 2003 - Mar. 15, 2004; Sept. 1, 2004 - Mar. 15, 2005; Sept. 1, 2005 - Mar. 15, 2006.


JACKRABBIT


Closed season statewide.


CROWS


Bag and Possession Limits: No Limit


Statewide: Oct. 1, 2003 - Jan. 31, 2004; Oct. 1, 2004 - Jan. 31, 2005; Oct. 1, 2005 - Jan. 31, 2006(([.])).


FALCONRY SEASONS


UPLAND GAME BIRD AND FOREST GROUSE - FALCONRY


Daily Bag Limit: Two (2) pheasants (either sex), six (6) partridge, five (5) California (valley) quail or northern bobwhite, two (2) mountain quail (in Western Washington only), and three (3) forest grouse (blue, ruffed, spruce) per day.


Possession limit is twice the daily bag limit.


Statewide: Aug. 1, 2003 - Mar. 15, 2004; Aug. 1, 2004 - Mar. 15, 2005; Aug. 1, 2005 - Mar. 15, 2006(([.])).


MOURNING DOVE - FALCONRY


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


Possession limit is twice the daily limit.


Statewide: Sept. 1-15 and Oct. 1 - Dec. 31, 2003; Sept. 1-15 and Oct. 1 - Dec. 31, 2004; Sept. 1-15 and Oct. 1 - Dec. 31, 2005.


COTTONTAIL AND SNOWSHOE HARE - FALCONRY


Daily Bag (([Limit])) Limit: Five (5) cottontails or snowshoe hares per day, straight or mixed bag.


Possession limit is twice the daily bag limit.


Statewide: Aug. 1, 2003 - Mar. 15, 2004; Aug. 1, 2004 - Mar. 15, 2005; Aug. 1, 2005 - Mar. 15, 2006.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 03-16-087 (Order 03-175), § 232-28-341, filed 8/5/03, effective 9/5/03; 03-13-047 (Order 03-129), § 232-28-341, filed 6/12/03, effective 7/13/03.]

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