WSR 04-21-101

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Filed October 20, 2004, 11:31 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 04-18-130.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 232-28-271 Private lands wildlife management area hunting seasons, rules and boundary descriptions.

Hearing Location(s): Shilo Inn, 707 Ocean Shores Boulevard N.W., Ocean Shores, 98569, (360) 289-4600, on December 3-4, 2004, at 8:00 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: December 3, 2004.

Submit Written Comments to: Attn: Wildlife Program Commission Meeting Public Comments, 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091, e-mail Wildthing@dfw.wa.gov, fax (360) 902-2612, by Tuesday, November 16, 2004.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Susan Yeager by December 1, 2004, TTY (360) 902-2207 or (360) 902-2267.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The rule sets dates, boundaries, and bag limits for deer and elk hunting on PLWMAs. The proposed amendment language adjusts calendar dates of hunting seasons for PLWMAs.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: Provides recreational opportunity and hunting access to private lands for the public.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.12.047.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 77.12.047.

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

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

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting and Implementation: Dave Brittell, Natural Resources Building, Olympia, (360) 902-2504; and Enforcement: Bruce Bjork, Natural Resources Building, Olympia, (360) 902-2932.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. This rule regulates recreational hunters and does not directly regulate small business.

A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. Not hydraulics rules.

October 20, 2004

Evan Jacoby

Rules Coordinator


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 03-321, filed 1/13/04, effective 2/13/04)

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

DEER GENERAL SEASONS ON PRIVATE LANDS
WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREAS

Rainier Timber Company (PLWMA 401) Kapowsin Tree Farm
Hunting Method ((2004)) 2005 Dates Special Restrictions Boundary Description
Early Archery ((Aug. 27-Sept. 12))

Aug. 26-Sept. 11

Any Buck PLWMA 401 B & C (Central & South)
Early Muzzleloader ((Aug. 27-Sept. 12))

Aug. 26-Sept. 11

Any Buck PLWMA 401A (North)
Modern Firearm ((Oct. 8-24))

Oct. 7-23

2 Pt. Min. PLWMA 401 (All)
Late Archery ((Nov. 19-Dec. 5))

Nov. 18-Dec. 4

2 Pt. Min. or Antlerless PLWMA 401A (North)
Late Muzzleloader ((Nov. 19-Dec. 5))

Nov. 18-Dec. 4

2 Pt. Min. or Antlerless PLWMA 401 B & C (Central & South)

Merrill and Ring (PLWMA 600) Pysht Tree Farm (South Unit)
Hunting Method ((2004)) 2005 Dates Special Restrictions Boundary Description
Archery ((Nov. 26-Dec. 31))

Nov. 25-Dec. 23

2 Pt. Min. South Unit (600B)
Modern Firearm Oct. ((16-31)) 15-30 and Nov. ((18-21)) 17-20 2 Pt. Min. South Unit (600B)
Muzzleloader Oct. 1-10 2 Pt. Min. South Unit (600B)

((2004)) 2005 DEER PERMIT SEASONS ON
PRIVATE LANDS WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREAS

((2004)) 2005 - Mule and Whitetail Deer

Buckrun Limited Permit Draw Hunts. Hunters apply to Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. Only hunters possessing a modern firearm deer tag are eligible for Buckrun Limited draw hunts. Hunters can expect one to three days of hunting during the permit season with written authorization from the PLWMA manager. All hunters must check in and out on hunt day.

Hunt Name Permit Number Permit Season Special Restrictions Boundary Description
Buckrun A 20 Sept. 1-Oct. 15 ((*Partnership application required; .*)).*3 Pt. Maximum or Antlerless deer PLWMA 201
Buckrun B 40 Oct. 25-Dec. 31 ((*Partnership application required;)) Antlerless deer PLWMA 201
Buckrun C 10 Sept. 1-Oct. 15 and Oct. 25-Dec. 31 Senior hunters only, Antlerless deer PLWMA 201
((*To apply for Buckrun A or B, you must submit a partnership application. One partner must be an adult and the other a youth between the ages 12 and 15. Successful partnership applicants will each be able to harvest one deer.))

((*)).*3 Pt. maximum - A legal deer must have no more than 3 antler points on either antler (i.e. 1x1, 1x2, 1x3, ((1x4, 1x5, 1x6, etc.;)) 2x2, 2x3, ((2x4, 2x5, 2x6, etc.;)) 3x3((, 3x4, 3x5, 3x6, etc.. . . . . )) are legal). All antler points must be at least one inch long. Antler points exclude eye guards.

Hunts are scheduled by the manager 509-345-2577. All other hunting regulations apply.

((2004)) 2005 - Blacktail Deer

Rainier Timber Company Kapowsin Tree Farm -

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

Hunt Name Permit Number Permit Season Special Restrictions Boundary Description
Kapowsin North 50 Dec. ((10-12)) 9-11 Antlerless Only, All Hunters PLWMA 401A North
Kapowsin Central 10 Dec. ((10-12)) 9-11 Antlerless Only, AHE Hunters PLWMA 401B Central
15 Dec. ((10-12)) 9-11 Antlerless Only, Disabled Hunters PLWMA 401B Central
25 Dec. ((10-12)) 9-11 Antlerless Only, Youth Hunters PLWMA 401B Central
Kapowsin South 50 Dec. ((10-12)) 9-11 Antlerless Only,

Hunters 65 & Older

PLWMA 401C South
50 Dec. ((10-12)) 9-11 Antlerless Only,

All Hunters

PLWMA 401C South

ACCESS QUOTAS AND RAFFLE SEASONS
ON PRIVATE LANDS WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREAS

((2004)) 2005 - Mule and Whitetail Deer

Buckrun Limited Area - Access Quotas and Seasons

Only hunters possessing a modern firearm deer tag are eligible for access authorizations on PLWMA 201. An access fee will be charged for these hunts. You may contact the PLWMA manager, Derek Stevens, at (509) 345-2577 for information.

Hunt Name Quota Access Season Special Restrictions Boundary Description
Buckrun 70 ((Oct. 1)) Sept. 15-Oct. 15 and Oct. 25-Dec. 31 Any Deer PLWMA 201
40 ((Oct. 1)) Sept. 15-Oct. 15 and Oct. 25-Dec. 31 Antlerless Only PLWMA 201
Buckrun Raffle 2 ((Oct. 1)) Sept. 15-Oct. 15 and Oct. 25-Dec. 31 Raffle - Any Deer PLWMA 201

((2004)) 2005 - Blacktail Deer

Rainier Timber Company Kapowsin Tree Farm -- Raffle Quotas and Seasons

Hunter must contact Rainier Timber Company for auction/raffle permit opportunity.

Only hunters possessing a valid deer tag (any ((2004)) 2005 deer tag) are eligible for Rainier Timber Company buck permits. Hunters drawing a Rainier Timber Company deer raffle permit may purchase a second deer tag for the hunt. Persons interested in these deer permits should contact Rainier Timber Company, 31716 Camp 1 Road, Orting, WA 98360. For more information, please call 1-800-782-1493.

Hunt Name Permit Number Raffle Season Special Restrictions Boundary Description
Kapowsin North/Buck 9 ((Oct. 29-Nov. 14)) Oct. 28-Nov. 13 Buck Only (Raffle) PLWMA 401A North
Kapowsin Central/Buck 21 ((Oct. 29-Nov. 14)) Oct. 28-Nov. 13 Buck Only (Raffle) PLWMA 401B Central
Kapowsin South/Buck 21 ((Oct. 29-Nov. 14)) Oct. 28-Nov. 13 Buck Only (Raffle) PLWMA 401C South
Kapowsin Central 50 Dec. ((10-12)) 9-11 Antlerless Only (Draw) PLWMA 401B Central

((2004)) 2005 - Blacktail Deer

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

An access fee will be charged by the landowner for hunting on the Pysht Tree Farm. The following hunts are raffle hunts offered by Merrill and Ring. Hunters must possess a valid deer tag when participating in these hunts. Hunters drawing a Merrill and Ring deer raffle permit may purchase a second deer tag for the hunt. Persons interested in these hunts should contact Merrill and Ring, 11 Pysht River Rd., Clallam Bay, WA 98326. For more information, please call Merrill and Ring at 1-800-998-2382.

Hunt Name Quota Raffle Season Special Restrictions Boundary Description
Pysht A 15 ((Nov. 26-Dec. 31)) Nov. 25-Dec. 23 Raffle, Archery, 3 pt. minimum PLWMA (600) North Unit
Pysht B 20 Oct. 1-10 Raffle, Muzzleloader, 3 pt. minimum PLWMA (600) North Unit
Pysht C 30 Nov. ((8-23)) 7-22 Raffle, Any Weapon, 3 pt. minimum PLWMA (600) North Unit
Pysht D 5 Nov. ((8-23)) 7-22 Restricted, 3 pt. minimum PLWMA (600) North Unit

2004 ELK RAFFLE SEASONS ON PRIVATE LANDS WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREAS

((2004)) 2005 - Elk

Rainier Timber Company (PLWMA 401) Kapowsin Tree Farm - Raffle Quotas and Seasons

Only hunters possessing a valid ((2004)) 2005 elk tag and meeting the special restrictions noted for each hunt are eligible for Rainier Timber Company access permits on PLWMA 401. Hunters must contact Rainier Timber Company for auction/raffle permit opportunity. Hunters drawing a Rainier Timber Company elk raffle permit are eligible to purchase a second elk tag for the hunt. Rainier Timber Company, 31716 Camp 1 Road, Orting, Washington 98360. For more information, please call 1-800-782-1493.

Hunt Name Quota Raffle Season Special Restrictions Boundary Descriptions
Kapowsin Bull Central 4 ((Sept. 17-Oct. 3)) Sept. 16-Oct. 2 Raffle Any Bull, Any Tag PLWMA 401B Central
Kapowsin Bull South 4 ((Sept. 17-Oct. 3)) Sept. 16-Oct. 2 Raffle Any Bull, Any Tag PLWMA 401C South

((2004)) 2005 - Elk

Rainier Timber Company (PLWMA 401) Kapowsin Tree Farm - Permit Draw Elk Hunts.

Hunters apply to WDFW in WDFW permit draw process. An access fee will be charged for this hunt.

Hunt Name Permit Number Raffle Season Special Restrictions Boundary Descriptions
Kapowsin Bull North 1 ((Sept. 17-Oct. 3)) Sept. 16-Oct. 2 Any Bull, Any Elk Tag PLWMA 401A North

((2004)) 2005 - Elk

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

Hunter must contact Merrill and Ring for raffle hunt opportunity. Hunters drawing a Merrill and Ring elk raffle permit may purchase a second elk tag for the hunt. For more information please call Merrill and Ring at 1-800-998-2382 or write to them at Merrill and Ring Tree Farm, 11 Pysht River Rd., Clallam Bay, WA 98326.

Hunt Name Quota Raffle Season Special Restrictions Boundary Descriptions
Pysht A 4 Sept. 15-30 Any Bull Elk, Any Weapon PLWMA 600
Pysht B 1 Sept. 1-14 Any Bull Elk, Archery PLWMA 600
Pysht C 1 Oct. ((6-15)) 5-14 Any Bull Elk, Muzzleloader PLWMA 600

((2004)) 2005 - Elk

Merrill and Ring PLWMA 600 Pysht Tree Farm - Permit draw elk hunt. Hunters apply to WDFW in WDFW permit draw process. An access fee will be charged for this hunt.

Hunt Name Harvest Quota Permit Season Special Restrictions Boundary Descriptions
Pysht 1 Nov. 1-7 Any Bull PLWMA 600

AREA DESCRIPTIONS - PRIVATE LANDS WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREAS

PLWMA 201 - Buckrun Limited (Grant County): PLWMA 201 SHALL INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED LANDS WITHIN GAME MANAGEMENT UNIT 272 (BEAZLEY) IN GRANT COUNTY:

T22N R29EWM:

Sections 2 (S 1/2 of NW 1/4), 3 (N 1/2), 4 (except SE 1/4 of SE 1/4), 5, 6 (those lands lying north of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad bed and S 1/2 of the SE 1/4), 8, and 9.

T23N R26EWM:

Section 13 (E 1/2 of SE 1/4).

T23N R27EWM:

Sections 7 (E 1/2 of SE 1/4 and SE 1/4 of NE 1/4), 8 (S 1/2 and S 1/2 of the NW 1/4), 11 (S 1/2), 12 (S 1/2 of SW 1/4 and SW 1/4 of SE 1/4), 13 (except the area between Dry Coulee Road and the Northern Pacific Railroad bed), 14, 17 (except those lands enrolled in the Hunt By Written Permission program), 18, 19, 20 (W 1/2), 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 (N 1/2), 26, and 27.

T23N R28EWM:

Sections 1, 2, 3 (except W 1/2 of W 1/2), 4 (W 1/2 of SE 1/4 south of the Pinto Ridge Road), 8 (SE 1/4 and S 1/2 of SW 1/4), 9 (southeast of the Pinto Ridge Road except the Stratford Game Reserve), 10 (NE 1/4 and the E 1/2 of NW 1/4), 12 (N 1/2), 15 (south of the Stratford Game Reserve), 16 (south of the Stratford Game Reserve), 18 (south of the Northern Pacific Railroad bed), 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29 (N 1/2 and N 1/2 of the S 1/2), 30, 32 (SE 1/4, S 1/2 of NE 1/4 east of the Pinto Ridge Road), 33, 34 (N 1/2 and N 1/2 of the S 1/2), and 35 (north of the Stratford Game Reserve).

T23N R29EWM:

Sections 1 (S 1/2 of S 1/2), 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12 (except S 1/2 of SW 1/4), 13, 14, 15, 16 (E 1/2), 17, 18, 19 (except the Stratford Game Reserve), 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 (SE 1/4), 31, 32, 33, 34, and 35).

T24N R28EWM:

Section 35.

T24N R29EWM:

Sections 31 and 32 (W 1/2).

A map of PLWMA 201 is available from WDFW's Region 2 office in Ephrata, (509) 754-4624.


PLWMA 401 - Rainier Timber Company (Pierce County):


Kapowsin North:

T19N R06E all of section 24; section 12 SWSE; section 13 except private holdings in W 1/2; section 14 N of S Prairie Ck except NW and except private holdings in SW; section 25 N of S Prairie Ck;


T19N R07E all of sections 14, 15, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29; sections 6, 7, 8, 10, 11 S of White River except private holdings; section 9 E 1/2 S of White River except private holdings; except private holdings section 16 except NWNW and NWNENW; section 17 S of White River except N 1/2 NE; section 30 E 1/2 N of S Prairie Ck; sections 31, 32 N of S Prairie Ck; section 33 except S 1/2 SWSE; section 34 W 1/2;


T18N R07E section 3 N of E Fork S Prairie Ck; section 5 E 1/2 N of S Prairie Ck;


Kapowsin Central:

T19N R05E section 34 SE S of Patterson Road;


T19N R06E section 32 S of Carbon River;


T18N R05E all of sections 11, 12, 13, 14, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 34, 35, 36; section 1 E 1/2 except SWSE and W 1/2 SESE; section 2 S 1/2 except private holdings in SE; section 3 N of Coplar Ck except NWNW; section 9 SE except SWSE; section 10 except NW and E 1/2 SW; section 15 except private holdings in SW; section 16 except W 1/2 NW and except private holdings in E 1/2 NW; section 21 NE and E 1/2 SE and NENW; section 28 E 1/2 and S 1/2 SW; section 29 N of Puyallup River except private holdings in E 1/2 and NW; section 32 N of Puyallup River or E of 1 Road; section 33 except private holdings in S 1/2 of S 1/2;


T18N R06E all of sections 7, 8, 17, 18, 19, 20, 29, 30, 32; sections 4, 5, 9 S of Carbon River; section 6 except private holdings in SWSW; section 16 W 1/2; section 21 W 1/2; section 28 except E 1/2 of E 1/2; section 31 except private holdings in NWNW; section 33, 34 S of Highway 165;


T17N R05E all of sections 1, 2; sections 3, 10, 11, 12 N of Puyallup River;


T17N R06E all of sections 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 35, 36; sections 2, 11, 13, 14 S of Highway 165; sections 7, 17, 18, 20, 21, 28, 33, 34 N of Puyallup River;


T17N R07E sections 32, 33; section 29 except N 1/2 of N 1/2;


T16N R06E all of section 1; sections 2, 3, 11, 12 N of Puyallup River;


T16N R07E all of sections 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 16; sections 17, 18, 20, 21, 33 N of S Fork Puyallup River; section 28 N of S Fork Puyallup River except E 1/2 NE;


Kapowsin South:

T17N R04E all of section 36; sections 23, 24 E of Ohop Creek except private holdings; section 25 N 1/2 except private holdings; section 26 NE E of Ohop Creek except private holdings; section 35 E of Orville Road and E of Ohop Lake;


T17N R05E all of sections 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36; section 3 SWSW except private holdings; section 4 SW and SWNW except private holdings; section 5 S of Kapowsin Lake except NENE and except private holdings in S 1/2 sections 7, 18 S of Kapowsin Lake; section 8 except private holdings in N 1/2 section 10 except private holdings in N 1/2; section 11 SW S of Flume and S 1/2 SE S of Flume; section 13 S of Flume except NENE; section 19 except SWSW; sections 20 except private holdings in NE; section 21 except private holdings in NW; section 30 except W 1/2 NW and NWSW;


T17N R06E all of sections 19, 30, 32; section 18 SW S of Flume; section 20 S of Flume except private holdings in N 1/2; section 29 S of Flume except N 1/2 SE and SWNE; section 31 except W 1/2 NE; section 33 S of Flume except private holdings;


T16N R05E section 2 NW; section 6 N 1/2 except private holdings; section 36 E of Busywild Creek;


T16N R06E all of sections 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 24, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 36; sections 2, 11, 12 S of Puyallup River; section 3 except private holdings in NW;


T16N R07E all of sections 19, 30, 31; sections 17, 18, 20, 21, 28, 33 S of S Fork Puyallup River;


T15N R06E all of sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 22; sections 6, 8, 9, 10 N of Busywild Creek; section 23 except SW; section 24 except E 1/2 SE.


PLWMA 600 - Merrill and Ring (Clallam County): Beginning at Clallam Bay, east along the Strait of Juan de Fuca to the mouth of Deep Creek, south along Deep Creek to the township line between Townships 30 and 31, west along said township line to Highway 113 (Burnt Mt. Road) and north along Burnt Mt. Road (Highway 112 and 113) to Clallam Bay and point of beginning, except the following described lands: T31N R10W: E 1/2 W 1/2, E 1/2 West of Deep Creek Section 19, Except SW 1/4 NW 1/4, SW 1/4, W 1/2 E 1/2 West of Deep Creek Section 30, Except North & West of Deep Creek Section 31: T31N R11W; Except the SW 1/4 SE 1/4 Section 7, Except that portion of NW 1/4 SE 1/4 which is County Park Section 10, Except the NE 1/4 NE 1/4 Section 14, Except W 1/2, W 1/2 E 1/2, SE 1/4 NE 1/4, NE 1/4 SE 1/4 Section 16, Except SW 1/4 NE 1/4 Section 17, Except NW 1/4 NW 1/4, SW 1/4, NW 1/4 north of the Pysht River, SE 1/4 NW 1/4, south of the Pysht River, SE 1/4 NE 1/4, NW 1/4 SE 1/4 Section 18, Except W 1/2 SW 1/4 Section 27, Except S 1/2 S 1/2, N 1/2 SW 1/4 Section 28, Except E 1/2 SE 1/4, SW 1/4 SE 1/4, NE 1/4 SW 1/4 Section 29, Except SW 1/4 SE 1/4 Section 30, Except NE 1/4 Section 31, Except All Section 32, Except All Section 33, except SW 1/4 NE 1/4, S 1/2 Section 34, Except All Section 36, T31N R12W; Except SE 1/4 SE 1/4, W 1/2 SE 1/4 East of Highway 112 Section 4, Except All East of Highway 112 Section 9, Except E 1/2 NE 1/4, SW 1/4 NE 1/4, E 1/2 SW 1/4, NW 1/4 SE 1/4 Section 13, Except S 1/2 SE 1/4 Section 14, Except E 1/2 NW 1/4 East of Highway 112 Section 23, Except SE 1/4 SW 1/4, SW 1/4 SE 1/4 Section 26, Except N 1/2 N 1/2, NE 1/4 SW 1/4 Section 35, Except All Section 36: T32N R12W; Except W 1/2 SE 1/4 Section 21, Except All Section 22, Except NW 1/4 Section 27, Except NE 1/4, N 1/2 SE 1/4, E 1/2 W 1/2 East of Highway 112 Section 28, Except E 1/2 W 1/2 East of Highway 112 Section 33, Except S 1/2 Section 36.


PLWMA 600A North - Merrill and Ring North: That portion of PLWMA 600 north of Highway 112.


PLWMA 600B South - Merrill and Ring South: That portion of PLWMA 600 south of Highway 112.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 04-03-026 (Order 03-321), 232-28-271, filed 1/13/04, effective 2/13/04; 03-03-016 (Order 03-03), 232-28-271, filed 1/7/03, effective 2/7/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047, 77.12.655, 77.12.020. 02-02-062 (Order 01-283), 232-28-271, filed 12/28/01, effective 1/28/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040, 77.12.020, 77.04.012. 01-04-037 (Order 00-254), 232-28-271, filed 1/31/01, effective 3/3/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040, 77.12.010, 77.12.020, 77.12.770, 77.12.780. 00-04-017 (Order 00-05), 232-28-271, filed 1/24/00, effective 2/24/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040. 99-10-102 (Order 99-40), 232-28-271, filed 5/5/99, effective 6/5/99; 99-01-138 (Order 98-249), 232-28-271, filed 12/22/98, effective 1/22/99; 98-10-009 (Order 98-56), 232-28-271, filed 4/22/98, effective 5/23/98; 98-01-206 (Order 97-248), 232-28-271, filed 12/23/97, effective 1/23/98.]

Reviser's note: RCW 34.05.395 requires the use of underlining and deletion marks to indicate amendments to existing rules. The rule published above varies from its predecessor in certain respects not indicated by the use of these markings.

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