PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
FISH AND WILDLIFE
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Game management units and boundary descriptions; special hunting season permit drawing rules; private lands wildlife management areas; firearm restriction areas; black bear damage seasons; importation of dead nonresident wildlife.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 77.12.047.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: To provide recreational opportunity.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: Agency study.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Dave Brittell, Assistant Director, Wildlife Program, 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091, (360) 902-2504. Contact by October 10, 2004, rule proposal filing expected to be October 20, 2004.
September 1, 2004