WSR 14-03-135
PROPOSED RULES
DEPARTMENT OF
FISH AND WILDLIFE
[Filed January 22, 2014, 10:49 a.m.]
Original Notice.
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 13-14-015 on June 21, 2013, and WSR 13-24-098 on December 3, 2013.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: The subject of this proposed rule-making effort is the amendment of deer and elk seasons and permits; cougar seasons and regulations; black bear seasons and regulations; mountain goat, bighorn sheep, and moose seasons, permits, and regulations; bighorn sheep marking requirements; game bird regulations; small game seasons; landowner hunting permit program; deer and elk area boundaries; game management units (GMUs), special closures and firearm restriction areas; unlawful methods for hunting; hunting equipment rules; special hunting season permits, hunters with disabilities, and other hunting regulations. This rule-making proposal also incorporates a CR-101 filed on June 21, 2013, regarding archery special use permits for people with a disability.
Hearing Location(s): Moses Lake Civic Center, 401 South Balsam, Moses Lake, WA 98837, on March 7-8, 2014, at 8:30 a.m.
Date of Intended Adoption: On or after April 11, 2014.
Submit Written Comments to: Wildlife Program Commission Meeting Public Comments, 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091, Wildthing@dfw.wa.gov, fax (360) 902-2162, by February 14, 2014.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Tami Lininger by February 21, 2014, TTY (800) 833-6388 or (360) 902-2267.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: Amendment to WAC 220-55-040 Recreational license tag, permit and stamp refund and exchanges; and new section WAC 220-55-172 Reduced rate combo deer hunting license and 220-55-174 Reduced rate combo elk hunting license.
Purpose of the proposal and its anticipated effects, including any changes in existing rules: The purpose of this proposal is to clarify and expand the rationale for refunding, exchanging, and replacing licenses and tags. In addition, we have received several complaints regarding the price of second deer and elk licenses. This proposal creates discounts for combination licenses and tags.
Reasons supporting proposal: This proposal will address the complaints about the cost of second deer and elk license and improve the department's administration of permits and tags and facilitate much improved collection of harvest data.
Amendment to WAC 232-12-047 Unlawful methods for hunting, 232-12-051 Muzzleloading firearms, 232-12-054 Hunters with disabilities and 232-12-828 Hunting of game birds and animals by persons with a disability; and new section WAC 232-12-819 Special use permits and 232-12-825 Definition of a person with a disability.
Purpose of the proposal and its anticipated effects, including any changes in existing rules: Several rules (WAC 232-12-047, 232-12-051, and 232-12-054) are recommended to be amended to delete exceptions for hunters with disabilities from equipment regulations. Exceptions instead will be combined in a new rule (WAC 232-12-819) and by amendment to an existing rule (WAC 232-12-828). We are recommending that the department be allowed to issue special use permits to provide reasonable accommodations for persons with a disability. The department also recommends a change to the definition of a hunter with a disability.
Reasons supporting proposal: In the past, any time the department wanted to change the types of equipment necessary for a disabled hunter to participate in an agency hunting program, we needed to have a rule changed to accommodate the request. These changes will allow the department to issue special use permits as needed to make those accommodations.
In addition, this change will address a petition to the commission to amend rules to allow scopes on crossbows used by hunters with disabilities and a complaint filed with the Department of Interior. The essence of the complaint was similar to the petition. Nearly all crossbows available on the market today include scopes and modifying them required relatively expensive conversion kits which invalidated the warrantee [warranty]. Therefore the claim was that the department was discriminating by creating an economic hardship in not allowing hunters with disabilities to use a crossbow equipped with a scope.
WAC 232-12-242 Hunting restrictions.
Purpose of the proposal and its anticipated effects, including any changes in existing rules: Reinstate restrictions on night hunting and hound hunting during deer and elk seasons which were inadvertently deleted from the small game seasons last year but not placed in a different section as planned.
Reference to WAC 232-28-285 is removed as it is no longer in effect and reference to WAC 232-12-243 is replaced with reference to RCW 77-15-245 [77.15.245] which is the statute authorizing public safety cougar removals.
Reasons supporting proposal: This rule is important in mitigating conflicts and the potential for unlawful use of dogs to pursue deer and elk and night hunting.
WAC 232-28-248 Special closures and firearm restriction areas.
Purpose of the proposal and its anticipated effects, including any changes in existing rules: The purpose of the proposal is to adjust the boundary of the Columbia River Restricted Hunting Area hunting closure to better reflect conditions on the ground and also to alleviate trespass on restricted federal lands. The proposal also provides for an exception to allow special permit hunting on the Parker Lake Restricted Hunting Area. In addition the proposal provides for an exception to the modern firearm restriction in the Kittitas firearm restriction area.
Reasons supporting proposal: Special closures and firearm restriction areas allow the fish and wildlife commission to restrict or close hunting activity in certain areas to optimize safety, discourage trespass on restricted lands, and protect sensitive species.
WAC 232-28-273 2012-2014 Moose seasons and permit quotas.
Purpose of the proposal and its anticipated effects, including any changes in existing rules: Increase the current temporal, geographic, and gender scope of the master hunter permits in Region 1. Current rules limit master hunts permits for moose (10) to antlerless animals only, a season of Dec. 1 through the following March 1, and GMUs 124, 127, and portions of 130 within Spokane County. The revision would allow for master hunt permits for any moose identified by Washington department of fish and wildlife (WDFW) as requiring removal, for a season extending from Aug. 1 through the following March 1, and extend to area to include all of GMUs 124, 127, 130, 133, 136, 139, and 142.
Additionally, new, experimental archery-only and muzzleloader-only hunts are proposed in the Parker Lake area (within GMU 117) which had previously been closed due to potential conflicts with United States Air Force (USAF) survival school. This hunt is being coordinated with USAF.
Reasons supporting proposal: Master hunter permits for moose are intended to provide hunter opportunity where moose are causing damage or are a threat to human safety (typically in or near urban and suburban settings), and these cannot be otherwise resolved. Current restrictions on these permits limit the effectiveness of implementing this objective. This revision will allow for needed flexibility in removing problem moose.
The experimental archery-only and muzzleloader permit hunts are being offered to provide additional hunter opportunity in any area where moose populations can absorb additional harvest.
WAC 232-28-283 2012-2014 Big game and wild turkey auction, raffle, and special incentive permits.
Purpose of the proposal and its anticipated effects, including any changes in existing rules: Add to (18) Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep Raffle permit GMU 172, and remove GMU 181.
Reasons supporting proposal: Provide hunter opportunity where herd increase has allowed for increase[d] harvest, while reducing permit levels where mortality must be limited.
WAC 232-28-296 Landowner hunting permits.
Purpose of the proposal and its anticipated effects, including any changes in existing rules: This proposal modifies hunt dates and permit levels on properties enrolled in WDFW's landowner hunting permit (LHP) program for the 2014 hunting season. These sites offer special hunting opportunities to the public through WDFW's special permit drawings, raffles, or selection by the landowner.
Reasons supporting proposal: Several years ago, the fish and wildlife commission developed a policy to expand the private lands available to the general public for hunting. One of the programs that was authorized is the LHP program. This program encourages landowners to provide opportunity to the general hunter in exchange for customized hunting seasons and the ability to generate funding to offset the cost of providing public access.
WAC 232-28-337 Elk area descriptions.
Purpose of the proposal and its anticipated effects, including any changes in existing rules: The purpose of the proposal is [to] modify the boundary of an existing Elk Area in Region 5 to better address wildlife conflict through special permit elk hunting. The proposal also creates an Elk Area in Region 1 to facilitate elk special permit hunting on newly acquired wildlife area lands.
Reasons supporting proposal: Elk areas allow the commission to distribute hunters more favorably during quality hunts. The proposed language also helps delineate when state authorized elk hunting is and is not allowed at a smaller scale within a GMU. Elk areas help direct hunters when a scale smaller than the GMU is needed. Elk areas also help staff address wildlife conflict problems at a smaller scale than the GMU when needed.
WAC 232-28-342 2012-13, 2013-14, and 2014-15 Small game seasons.
Purpose of the proposal and its anticipated effects, including any changes in existing rules: Changes proposed increase the possession limit to three times the daily bag for mourning dove (including falconry), band-tailed pigeon, and September Canada goose (except for the two day eastern Washington September season). Other changes include shifting season eastern Washington September goose season dates to occur on weekend days, and increasing the bag limit for the Pacific County September Canada goose season.
Reasons supporting proposal: The proposed changes will standardize possession limits among all migratory bird seasons and allow increase[d] recreational opportunity on resident Canada geese, while conserving these populations and providing agricultural damage control.
WAC 232-28-357 2012-2014 Deer general seasons and definitions.
Purpose of the proposal and its anticipated effects, including any changes in existing rules: The purpose of this proposal is to retain general season deer hunting opportunity. The purpose is also to balance the hunting opportunity between user groups. In addition the purpose is to increase opportunity when deer populations allow, and reduce the opportunity when declining deer numbers warrant a change.
Reasons supporting proposal: This proposal provides for recreational deer hunting opportunity and protects deer from overharvest. The proposal would maintain sustainable general deer hunting season opportunities for 2014. The proposal also helps address deer agricultural damage problems and provides for deer population control when needed.
WAC 232-28-358 2012-2014 Elk general seasons and definitions.
Purpose of the proposal and its anticipated effects, including any changes in existing rules: The purpose of this proposal is to retain general season elk hunting opportunity for 2014. The purpose is also to balance the elk hunting opportunity between user groups. The proposal also increases elk hunting opportunity when elk populations allow, and reduces elk hunting opportunity when declining elk numbers warrant a change.
Reasons supporting proposal: This proposal provides for recreational elk hunting opportunity and protects elk from overharvest. The proposal would maintain sustainable general elk hunting season opportunities for 2014. The proposal helps address elk agricultural damage problems and provides for elk population control when needed.
WAC 232-28-359 2014 Deer special permits.
Purpose of the proposal and its anticipated effects, including any changes in existing rules: The purpose of this proposal is to retain special permit deer hunting opportunity for 2014. The purpose is also to balance the hunting opportunity between user groups and increase hunting opportunity when deer populations allow. In addition the proposal reduces the deer hunting opportunity when declining deer numbers warrant a change.
Reasons supporting proposal: This proposal provides for recreational deer hunting opportunity and protects deer from overharvest. The proposal would maintain sustainable deer special permit hunting season opportunities for 2014. The proposal also helps address deer agricultural damage problems and provides for deer population control when needed.
WAC 232-28-360 2014 Elk special permits.
Purpose of the proposal and its anticipated effects, including any changes in existing rules: The purpose of this proposal is to retain special permit elk hunting opportunity for 2014. The purpose is also to balance the elk special permit hunting opportunity between user groups. In addition the proposal increases elk hunting opportunity when elk populations allow, and reduces the opportunity when declining elk numbers warrant a change.
Reasons supporting proposal: This proposal provides recreational elk hunting opportunity and protects elk from overharvest. The proposal would maintain sustainable elk special permit hunting season opportunities for 2014. The proposal helps address elk agricultural damage problems and provides for elk population control when needed.
WAC 232-28-622 Big horn sheep seasons and permit quotas.
Purpose of the proposal and its anticipated effects, including any changes in existing rules: (1) Increase permits in the Asotin herd from 0 to 1; (2) increase permits in the Lincoln Cliff herd from 1 to 2; (3) decrease permits in the Cleman Mountain herd from 10 to 8; (4) increase permits in the Umtanum portion of the Umtanum/Selah herd from 2 to 3; and (5) initiate new ewe-only hunt in the Selah portion of the Umtanum/Selah herd, 5 permits.
Reasons supporting proposal: Provide hunter opportunity where herd increase has allowed for increase[d] harvest, while reducing permit levels where mortality must be limited.
WAC 232-28-623 2012-2014 Mountain goat seasons and permit quotas.
Purpose of the proposal and its anticipated effects, including any changes in existing rules: (1) Decrease mountain goat permits in the Methow (2-2) goat hunt unit from 1 to 0; (2) increase mountain goat permits in the Naches Pass (3-6) goat hunt unit from 1 to 2; (3) increase mountain goat permits in the Bumping River (3-7) goat hunt unit from 1 to 2; (4) increase mountain goat permits in the Chowder Ridge (4-3) goat hunt unit from 1 to 2; and (5) initiate new conflict-reduction mountain goat hunt in Region 6, GMU 621, with 6 permits.
Reasons supporting proposal: Provide hunter opportunity where herd increase has allowed for increase[d] harvest, while reducing permit levels where mortality must be limited. Reduce conflicts with hikers and possibility of dangerous confrontation on popular hiking trails in Region 6.
WAC 232-28-624 Deer area descriptions.
Purpose of the proposal and its anticipated effects, including any changes in existing rules: The purpose of the proposal is to add a Deer Area in Pend Oreille County that would facilitate some special permit hunting opportunity on the USAF survival training facility where hunting access did not exist before. The proposal also adds a new Deer Area in Asotin County to facilitate special permit hunting opportunity on newly acquired wildlife area land.
Reasons supporting proposal: The proposed language allows the commission to distribute hunters more favorably during quality hunts. Proposed language also helps delineate when state authorized deer hunting is and is not allowed at a smaller scale within a GMU. Deer areas help direct hunters when a scale smaller than the GMU is needed.
Deer areas also help staff address wildlife conflict problems when needed.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: See Purpose above.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.04.010, 77.04.055, 77.12.047, 77.12.150, and 77.12.240.
Statute Being Implemented: RCW 77.04.010, 77.04.055, 77.12.047, 77.12.150, and 77.12.240.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Agency Comments or Recommendations, if any, as to Statutory Language, Implementation, Enforcement, and Fiscal Matters: When filing the permanent rule-making order (CR-103P), the WAC sections containing rule amendments will be consolidated into one or two order typing service (OTS) documents.
Name of Proponent: WDFW, governmental.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting and Implementation: Nate Pamplin, Natural Resources Building, Olympia, (360) 902-2693; and Enforcement: Steven Crown, Natural Resources Building, Olympia, (360) 902-2373.
No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. These rules apply to recreational hunting and do not affect small business.
A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. This proposal does not involve hydraulics.
January 22, 2014
Joanna M. Eide
Rules Coordinator
AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 11-22-002, filed 10/19/11, effective 11/19/11)
WAC 220-55-040 Recreational license, tag, permit, and stamp refunds, replacements, and exchanges.
(1) For purposes of this section:
(a) "Refund" means the return of money received for a license, stamp, tag, or permit purchase. Refunds may be made by license dealers or the Olympia office of the department.
(b) "Replacement" means reissuing the same species and weapon type of transport tag.
(c) "Exchange" means the surrendering of a transport tag (such as archery deer or Eastern Washington elk archery) and the reissuing of a different transport tag (such as muzzleloader deer or Western Washington muzzleloader elk).
(2) Refunds will be made for the following:
(a) A license purchaser can obtain a refund from a license dealer ((for)) within sixty minutes after the purchase of the license if a dealer error is made or the dealer issues the wrong license. License dealers can correct dealer errors after sixty minutes, but may not refund license purchases.
(b) A license purchaser can obtain a refund from the Olympia office of the department at any time during the licensing year if an incorrect document has been issued due to a department, a dealer, or licensing system error, as verified by the department.
(c) A license purchaser can obtain a refund from the Olympia office of the department if the ((purchase of a second license was made on behalf of the licensee by someone other than the licensee)) purchaser received more than one of the same licenses in the same license year.
(d) A license purchaser can obtain a refund from the Olympia office of the department if the licensee qualifies for a reduced fee license, ((but)) as verified by the department. The refund amount will be the difference between the license purchased and the reduced fee license.
(e) A license purchaser who is ((active duty military and is)) transferred or otherwise obligated by the military or their business and unable to use a license can obtain a refund from the Olympia office of the department after providing verifying documentation, provided that the request for refund is made within the license year.
(f) A license purchaser who is hospitalized or severely injured and provides a physician's statement that the person was incapable of participating in hunting can obtain a refund or exchange from the Olympia office of the department after providing verifying documentation, provided that the request for refund is made within the license year.
(g) The personal representative of a deceased license purchaser, who dies prior to the opening of the applicable general hunting season, can obtain a refund from Olympia after providing documentation of the death of the purchaser.
(3) Replacement tags will be provided when a hunter has killed an animal that is unfit for human consumption and the department has authorized issuance of a replacement tag.
(4) Except as otherwise provided, refunds will not be made for the following:
(a) The department will not refund any recreational license or permit purchase for which a season or hunt has been scheduled, and the licensee could have participated in the season or hunt, regardless of whether the licensee did in fact participate.
(b) The department will not refund purchases of raffle tickets or special hunt permit applications unless an error has occurred and the error was not caused by the person purchasing the tickets or applications as verified by the department.
(((4))) (5) Transport tag exchanges will be allowed for the following:
(a) The season for which the tag was issued has not opened, and the hunter wishes to exchange the tag for a different area or a different weapon type. In these instances archery tag holders must request a tag exchange before September 1st, muzzleloader tag holders must request a tag exchange before September 20th, and modern firearm tag holders must request a tag exchange before October 10th, as verified by the department.
(b) ((The hunter has killed an animal that is unfit for human consumption and the department has authorized issuance of an exchange tag.
(c))) The tag was issued in error and the error was not caused by the person applying for the tag, as verified by the department.
(((5))) (6) Except as otherwise provided, transport tag exchanges will not be allowed for the following: If a special hunt permit application was submitted by the tag holder and that application required a big game transport tag, it is unlawful to exchange the transport tag after the application submission deadline date has passed. However, if the tag holder's request for a tag exchange was made prior to the application submission deadline date, as verified by the department, an exchange can be made. Special permit applications for ghost hunts, regardless of the submission method, are not applicable to this subsection.
(((6))) (7)(a) Except as otherwise provided, it is unlawful to possess a big game transport tag that was exchanged after the opening of the season for which the original tag was valid.
(b) Violation of this subsection is punishable under RCW 77.15.410 Unlawful hunting of big game.
NEW SECTION
WAC 220-55-172 Reduced rate combination deer hunting licenses.
(1) There is hereby created combination deer hunting licenses that allow the holder to hunt deer for the purposes described below. A person purchasing any big game license that includes deer may purchase a reduced rate combination license as follows:
(a) If a hunter is drawn for a multiseason deer permit, consistent with the rules of the commission and conditions of the department, they may purchase a multiseason deer permit. The fee for this combined license is thirty-nine dollars less than the sum of the big license containing deer and the multiseason deer permit.
(b) If a hunter is drawn for a special deer permit in the second deer category, they may purchase a second deer tag and utilize their special hunting permit authorizing and conditioning the harvest of a second deer. The fee for this combined license is twenty-one dollars less than the sum of the big game license containing deer and the second deer tag.
(c) If a hunter is drawn for a special permit in the master hunter deer category, they must purchase a master hunter deer tag as authorized and conditioned by the commission to harvest a second deer. A master hunter in good standing must also purchase a master hunter deer tag in order to utilize a damage prevention or kill permit authorized and conditioned by the department. The fee for this combined license is forty dollars less than the sum of the big license containing deer and the master hunter second deer tag.
(d) If a hunter is issued a damage prevention or kill permit authorized by the department, the hunter must purchase a damage deer tag. The fee for this combined license is forty dollars less than the sum of the big game license containing deer and the damage deer second tag.
(2)(a) It is unlawful to possess a multiseason or second deer transport tag except as authorized by this section.
(b) Violation of this subsection is punishable under RCW 77.15.410, Unlawful hunting of big game—Penalty.
NEW SECTION
WAC 220-55-174 Reduced rate combination elk general licenses.
(1) There is hereby created combination elk hunting licenses that allow the holder to hunt elk for the purposes described below. A person purchasing any big game license that includes elk may purchase a reduced rate combination as follows:
(a) If a hunter is drawn for a special permit in the master hunter elk category, they must purchase a master hunter elk tag as authorized and conditioned by the commission to harvest a second elk. A master hunter in good standing must also purchase a master hunter elk tag in order to utilize a damage prevention or kill permit authorized and conditioned by the department. The fee for this combined license is forty dollars less than the sum of the big license containing elk and the master hunter second elk tag.
(b) If a hunter is issued a damage prevention or kill permit authorized and conditioned by the department, the hunter must purchase a damage elk tag. The fee for this combined license is forty dollars less than the sum of the big game license containing elk and the damage elk second tag.
(2)(a) It is unlawful to possess a second elk transport tag except as authorized by this section.
(b) Violation of this subsection is punishable under RCW 77.15.410, Unlawful hunting of big game—Penalty.
AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 12-11-005, filed 5/2/12, effective 6/2/12)
WAC 232-12-047 Unlawful methods 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 during a modern firearm season 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 in those designated areas where crossbows are allowed.
(4) Rules pertaining to crossbows:
(a) It is unlawful to hunt big game animals with a crossbow with a draw weight less than 125 pounds and a trigger safety that does not work properly.
(b) It is unlawful to hunt big game animals with any arrow or bolt weighing less than 350 grains.
(c) 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.
(d) 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 and forming a smooth line toward the feather end of the shaft, and such line does not angle toward the point.
(e) It is unlawful to hunt big game animals with a retractable broadhead.
(5) ((Hunters with disabilities may also use a crossbow during archery seasons with a special use permit as conditioned in WAC 232-12-054.
(6))) It is unlawful to hunt game animals or game birds with a shotgun larger than 10 gauge.
(((7))) (6) It is unlawful to hunt game birds with a rifle or handgun, with the exception of blue grouse, spruce grouse and ruffed grouse.
(((8))) (7) A violation of this section is punishable under RCW 77.15.400, 77.15.410, or 77.15.430, depending on the species hunted.
AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 10-10-061, filed 4/30/10, effective 5/31/10)
WAC 232-12-051 Muzzleloading firearms.
(1) Definitions.
(a) Muzzleloader: A firearm that is loaded from the muzzle and uses black powder or a black powder substitute as recommended by the manufacturer for use in all muzzleloading firearms.
(b) A muzzleloading firearm shall be considered loaded if a powder charge and a projectile, either shot or single projectile are in the barrel and the barrel or breech is capped or primed.
(2) It is unlawful to hunt wildlife using a muzzleloading firearm that does not meet the following specifications:
(a) A muzzleloading shotgun or rifle must have a single or double barrel, rifled or smooth-bored.
(b) A muzzleloading shotgun or rifle used for deer must be .40 caliber or larger. Buckshot size #1 or larger may be used in a smoothbore of .60 caliber or larger for deer.
(c) A muzzleloading shotgun, rifle, or handgun used for all other big game must be .45 caliber or larger.
(d) Persons lawfully hunting small game with a double barrel, muzzleloading shotgun may keep both barrels loaded.
(e) A muzzleloading handgun must have a single or double barrel of at least eight inches, must be rifled, and must be capable of being loaded with forty-five grains or more of black powder or black powder substitute per the manufacturer's recommendations.
(f) A muzzleloading handgun used for big game must be .45 caliber or larger.
(g) A handgun designed to be used with black powder, including black powder percussion revolvers, can be used to hunt forest grouse, cottontail rabbits, and snowshoe hares.
(3) In addition to the above requirements, it is unlawful to participate (hunt) in a muzzleloading hunting season using a firearm that does not meet the following specifications for a muzzleloader. However, a modern handgun may be carried for personal protection. Modern handguns cannot be used to hunt big game or dispatch wounded big game during a big game hunting season for muzzleloading firearms.
(a) Ignition is to be wheel lock, matchlock, flintlock, or percussion using original style percussion caps that fit on the nipple and are exposed to the weather. "Exposed to the weather" means the percussion cap or the frizzen must be visible and not capable of being enclosed by an integral part of the weapon proper. Primers designed to be used in modern cartridges are not legal.
(b) Sights must be open, peep, or of other open sight design. Fiber optic sights are legal. Telescopic sights or sights containing glass are prohibited.
(c) It is unlawful to have any electrical device or equipment attached to a muzzleloading firearm while hunting.
(d) Those persons lawfully hunting big game with a double barrel muzzleloader may only keep one barrel loaded.
(4) ((Hunters with disabilities who meet the definition of being visually impaired in WAC 232-12-828 may receive a special use permit that would allow the use of scopes or other visual aids. A disabled hunter permit holder in possession of a special use permit that allows the use of a scope or visual aid may hunt game birds or game animals during muzzleloader seasons.
(5))) Muzzleloading firearms used during a modern firearm season are not required to meet ignition, sight, or double barrel restrictions.
(((6))) (5) A violation of this section is punishable under RCW 77.15.400, 77.15.410, or 77.15.430, depending on the species hunted.
AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 13-11-078, filed 5/16/13, effective 6/16/13)
WAC 232-12-054 Archery requirements—Archery special use permits.
(1) The following rules apply to all archery hunting seasons:
(a) It is unlawful for any person to carry or have in his possession any firearm while archery hunting in the field during an archery season specified for that area, except for modern handguns carried for personal protection. Modern handguns cannot be used to hunt big game or dispatch wounded big game during an archery big game hunting season.
(b) It is unlawful to have any electrical equipment or electric device(s), except for illuminated nocks, attached to the bow or arrow while hunting.
(c) It is unlawful to discharge a bow or crossbow from a vehicle or from, across, or along the maintained portion of a public highway((, except that 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 that persons with an archery special use permit may 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 during an archery season. ((However, disabled hunter permittees in possession of a crossbow special use permit may hunt with a crossbow in any season that allows archery equipment.))
(f) It is unlawful to hunt big game animals with any arrow or bolt that does not have a sharp broadhead, or with a broadhead blade or blades that are less than seven-eighths of an 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 and forming a smooth line toward the feather end of the shaft. The smooth line must not angle toward the point.
(h) It is unlawful to hunt big game animals with a retractable broadhead.
(i) It is unlawful to hunt wildlife with any bow equipped with a scope. ((However, hunters with disabilities who meet the definition of being visually impaired in WAC 232-12-828 may receive a special use permit that would allow the use of scopes or other visual aids. A disabled hunter permit holder in possession of a special use permit that allows the use of a scope or visual aid may hunt game birds or game animals during archery seasons.))
(2) The following rules apply to long bow, recurve bow and compound bow archery equipment:
(a) It is unlawful for any person to hunt big game animals with a bow that does not produce a minimum of 40 pounds of pull measured at twenty-eight inches or 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) ((Archery special use permits:
(a) An archery special use permit is available to a person who possesses a valid 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 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.
(4))) A violation of this section is punishable under RCW 77.15.400, 77.15.410, or 77.15.430, depending on the species hunted.
AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 13-02-043, filed 12/21/12, effective 1/21/13)
WAC 232-12-242 Hunting restrictions.
(1) It is unlawful to hunt wildlife during any modern firearm deer or elk season with any firearm 240 caliber or larger, or containing slugs or buckshot, unless the hunter has a valid license, permits and tags for modern firearm deer or elk seasons are in his or her possession.
(((2))) (a) This ((section)) subsection does not apply to people hunting bear, cougar, mountain goat, mountain sheep, or turkey.
(((3))) (b) A violation of this ((section)) subsection is punishable under RCW 77.15.410 or 77.15.430, depending on the circumstances of the violation.
(2)(a) 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 modern firearm deer or elk season. A violation of this subsection is punishable under RCW 77.15.430, Unlawful hunting of wild animals—Penalty.
(b) It is unlawful to use hounds to hunt black bear, cougar (EXCEPT as pursuant to RCW 77.15.245), coyote, and bobcat year-round. A violation of this subsection is punishable under RCW 77.15.410, Unlawful hunting of big game—Penalty, or RCW 77.15.430, depending on the circumstances of the violation.
NEW SECTION
WAC 232-12-819 Special use permits.
(1) The director may develop conditions and criteria for administering and issuing special use permits to allow for reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities.
(2) The hunters and fishers with disabilities advisory committee established in RCW 77.04.150 may assist the department in evaluating requests and criteria for issuing special use permits.
(3) Special use permits must be carried on the person acting under or using devices authorized by the special use permit.
(4) The terms for use granted by a special use permit, when provided as a reasonable accommodation, supersede department rules that conflict with the terms of the special use permit.
(5) Failure to abide by the conditions of a special use permit is punishable under RCW 77.15.400, 77.15.430, or 77.15.750, depending on the circumstances of the violation.
NEW SECTION
WAC 232-12-825 Definition of a person with a disability.
(1) "Person with a disability" means a person who has a developmental disability or a permanent physical disability which substantially impairs their ability to hunt, fish, or view wildlife.
(a) "Lower extremity disability" means a person who has a permanent lower extremity impairment 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, walker, or oxygen bottle; or
(b) "Upper extremity disability" means a person who has a permanent upper extremity impairment and is physically incapable of holding and safely operating a legal hunting or harvesting device.
These definitions include, but are 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 physical 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.
(2) "Blind" or "visually impaired" means:
(a) Blindness is 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; or
(b) Low vision is a severe loss of visual acuity ranging from 20/70 to 20/200 while retaining some visual function; or
(c) Visual impairments may include, but are not limited to: Albinism, aniridia, aphakia, cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, or other similar diagnosed disease or disorder.
(3) "Developmental disability" means a cognitive intellectual disability such as: Cerebral palsy, down syndrome, epilepsy, autism, or another neurological condition of an individual found to be closely related to an intellectual disability or to require treatment similar to that required for individuals with intellectual disabilities, which originates before the individual attains age eighteen, which has continued or can be expected to continue indefinitely, and which constitutes a substantial limitation to the individual.
AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 09-09-083, filed 4/15/09, effective 5/16/09)
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.
(i) Upon approval of the application, the department will issue a vehicle identification placard.
(ii) A designated hunter companion card will be issued to the holder of a disabled hunter permit along with the issuance of a hunting license.
(c) "Designated hunter companion" means a person who assists or acts on behalf of 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)) a hunter with a disability for use by another person in assisting or acting on the behalf of the hunter with a disability while engaging in hunting activities.
(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 a 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.
(i) "Public highway" means the entire width between the boundary lines of every way publicly maintained when any part thereof is open to the use of the public for purposes of vehicular travel as defined in RCW 46.04.197.))
(2) It is unlawful for a hunter with a disability to fail to obtain all required licenses, tags, or stamps before hunting.
(3) 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 card on his or her person. A designated hunter with a disability must have a valid hunting license issued by Washington state or another state.
(a) 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))) (b) 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, unless the vehicle is stopped, the motor is turned off and the vehicle is removed from the maintained portion of a public highway. If the roadway is not paved, and it is impossible for the hunter with a disability to completely remove the vehicle from the roadway, then the hunter may shoot from the vehicle if the vehicle is as far off the roadway as possible. A disabled hunter vehicle identification placard must be displayed.
(6) It is unlawful for any person to possess a loaded firearm in or on a motor vehicle, except if the person is a hunter with a disability and the vehicle is in compliance with subsection (5) of this section)) the hunter with a disability or the designated hunter companion to fail to:
(a) Immediately cut, notch, or date any required tag upon harvesting a game bird or animal; and
(b) Affix the tag to the carcass of the game bird or animal as soon as reasonably possible after killing the game.
(5) A violation of subsection (2), (3), or (4) of this section is punishable under RCW 77.15.400, 77.15.410, 77.15.430, or 77.15.750 or other statutes under chapter 77.15 RCW depending on the circumstances of the violation.
(((7))) (6) 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 who may be shooting game for a hunter with a disability must have a valid hunting license issued by Washington or another state.
(9) Special use permits.
(a) The director may develop conditions and criteria for administering and issuing special use permits.
(b) The hunters and fishers with disabilities advisory committee established in RCW 77.04.150 may assist the department in evaluating requests and criteria for issuing special use permits.
(c) Special use permits must be carried on the person acting under or using devices authorized by the permit.
(d) The terms for use granted by a special use permit, when provided as a reasonable accommodation, shall supersede other hunting or fishing rules and restrictions.))
AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 13-11-078, filed 5/16/13, effective 6/16/13)
WAC 232-28-248 Special closures and firearm restriction areas.
(1) RESTRICTED HUNTING AREAS.
It is unlawful to hunt in the following restricted hunting areas unless otherwise provided:
(a) Parker Lake (GMU 117, Pend Oreille County): 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 hunting wild animals and wild birds year-round except for special hunts adopted by the fish and wildlife commission. The Parker Lake closure provides a protected area for the U.S. Air Force Military Survival Training Program.
(b) Columbia River: The Columbia River, all islands except privately owned, in the river, the Benton County shoreline below the high water mark, Central Hanford Department of Energy property, and any peninsula originating on the Benton County shoreline, between Vernita Bridge on Highway 24 downstream to the ((old Hanford townsite power line crossing (wooden towers) in Section 24, T 13 N, R 27 E,)) Richland city limits are designated as a "CLOSED AREA" to hunting wild animals and wild birds except waterfowl hunting is open below the high water mark between the old Hanford townsite power line crossing (wooden towers) in Section 24, T 13 N, R 27 E, and the Richland city limits.
(c) 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 hunting big game year-round. During the general westside elk season and general and late deer seasons, all lands within GMU 485 year-round are also designated as a "CLOSED AREA" to hunting all wild animals, including wild birds, year-round. The city of Tacoma enforces trespass within GMU 485 year-round on lands owned or controlled by the city.
(d) McNeil Island (part of GMU 652): Closed to hunting all wild animals, including wild birds, year-round.
(e) Loo-wit (GMU 522): Closed to hunting and trapping, except for elk hunting by special permit holders during established seasons and in designated areas.
(f) The Voice of America Dungeness Recreation Area County Park (Clallam County): Closed to all hunting except Wednesdays, weekends, and holidays, from the first weekend in October to the end of January.
(2) A violation of subsection (1) of this section is punishable under RCW 77.15.400, 77.15.410, or 77.15.430, depending on the species hunted.
(3) CLOSED BIG GAME HUNTING AREAS.
It is unlawful to hunt big game in the following closed areas, unless otherwise specified:
(a) Clark, Cowlitz, Pacific, and Wahkiakum counties: Closed to hunting for Columbian whitetail deer.
(b) Cathlamet: Except for special permits issued by the department for nonendangered deer and elk, this area is closed to all deer and elk hunting to protect the Columbian whitetail deer. This area's boundaries are described as:
Beginning in the town of Skamokawa; then east along SR 4 to Risk Road; then south and east along Risk Road to Foster Road; then south along the Foster Road to the Elochoman River; then upstream along the Elochoman River to 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.
(c) Walla Walla Mill Creek Watershed (GMU 157): All lands in the Mill Creek Watershed are designated as a "CLOSED AREA" to hunting all wild animals, including wild birds. The only exception is for deer or elk hunting by holders of GMU-157 special deer or elk permits during the established open season. These permit holders must have a U.S. Forest Service permit to enter the hunt area, and the area is closed to motorized vehicles. No entry into the Mill Creek Watershed is allowed at other times.
(d) Westport: Closed to hunting all big game animals on the part of Westport Peninsula lying north of State Highway 105 from the Elk River Bridge west end and the Schafer Island Road to the ocean beach.
(e) Cottonwood and Howard islands (GMU 564): Closed to all deer hunting.
(4) A violation of subsection (3) of this section is a gross misdemeanor or a class C felony punishable under RCW 77.15.410, depending on the circumstances of the violation.
(5) FIREARM RESTRICTION AREAS.
(a) It is unlawful to hunt wildlife in the following firearm restriction areas with centerfire or rimfire rifles, or to fail to comply with additional firearm restrictions, except as established below:
county
area
Chelan
That portion of GMU 251 (Mission) beginning at the intersection of the Duncan Road and Highway 2; south on Duncan Road to Mountain Home Road; south along Mountain Home Road to the Icicle Irrigation Ditch; south and west along the Icicle Irrigation Ditch to the Snow Lake Trail; west and north along the Snow Lake Trail and across the Icicle River to Icicle River Road; east and north along Icicle River Road to the Wenatchee River; northwest along the Wenatchee River to Highway 2; north and east on Highway 2 to Duncan Road and the point of beginning.
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.
Grays Harbor
The following 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
GMUs 421 (Camano) and 420 (Whidbey).
Jefferson
Indian and Marrowstone islands.
King
The area west of Highway 203 (Monroe-Fall City, then 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; and GMU 422 (Vashon-Maury).
 
This area is restricted to archery only:
 
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.
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 centerfire rifles during deer and elk seasons except for those areas designated in writing by WDFW wildlife conflict staff.
Klickitat
Elk Area 5062 (Trout Lake) closed to centerfire rifles, handguns, and muzzleloaders October 1 to December 15.
Mason
GMU 633 (Mason Lake) south of Hammersley Inlet; and all of Harstine 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 (Ketron Island), GMU 655 (Anderson) 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.
San Juan
All San Juan County, including GMUs 411 (Orcas), 412 (Shaw), 413 (San Juan), 414 (Lopez), 415 (Blakely), 416 (Decatur) .
Snohomish
All areas west of Highway 9, until the intersection of Highway 9 and Highway 2, then east along Highway 2 to Highway 203, then all areas west of Highway 203 to the Snohomish/King County line.
Skagit
All mainland areas and islands, including GMU 419 (Guemes), in Skagit County west of I-5 and north of the Skagit/Snohomish County line, except Cypress Island. This restriction applies to big game hunting only.
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
All mainland areas and islands of Whatcom County that are west of I-5. This restriction applies to big game hunting only.
(b) Archery tag holders may only hunt during established archery seasons with archery equipment as defined under WAC 232-12-054.
(c) Muzzleloader tag holders may only hunt during established muzzleloader seasons with muzzleloader equipment as defined by department rule.
(d) Modern firearm tag holders may hunt during established modern firearm seasons with bows and arrows; crossbows; muzzleloaders; revolver-type handguns; or shotguns, so long as the equipment and ammunition complies with department rules.
(6) A violation of subsection (5) of this section is punishable under RCW 77.15.400, 77.15.410, or 77.15.430, depending on the species hunted.
AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 13-11-078, filed 5/16/13, effective 6/16/13)
WAC 232-28-273 2012-2014 Moose seasons, permit quotas, and areas.
(1) It is unlawful to fail to comply with the provisions of this section. A violation of this section is punishable under RCW 77.15.410, Unlawful hunting of big game—Penalty.
(2) Moose Permit Hunts
(a) Who May Apply: Anyone EXCEPT those who previously harvested a moose in Washington state may apply for a moose permit. An individual may only harvest one moose during his or her lifetime. However, this restriction is waived for hunters who have previously harvested a moose under an antlerless-only, master-hunter, raffle, or auction permit, as well as for applications for antlerless-only, master-hunter, raffle, or auction permits.
(b) Bag Limit: One moose.
(c) Weapon Restrictions: Permit holders may use any legal weapon.
Hunt
Name
Permit
Season
Permit Hunt
Boundary Description
Special
Restrictions
Permits
Kettle Range/East Okanogan
Oct. 1 - Nov. 30
GMUs 101, 105, 204
Any Moose
10
 
Selkirk Mtns. A
Oct. 1 - Nov. 30
GMU 113
Any Moose
15
 
Selkirk Mtns. Bd
Oct. 1 - Nov. 30
GMU 113
Antlerless Only
2
 
Mt. Spokane South A
Oct. 1 - Nov. 30
Moose Area 1
Any Moose
8
 
Mt. Spokane South B
Oct. 1 - Nov. 30
Moose Area 1
Antlerless Only
8
 
Mt. Spokane North A
Oct. 1 - Nov. 30
Moose Area 2
Any Moose
8
 
Mt. Spokane North B
Oct. 1 - Nov. 30
Moose Area 2
Antlerless Only
7
 
Mt. Spokane North Cb
Oct. 1 - Nov. 30
Moose Area 2
Antlerless Only
1
 
((Mt.)) Spokane DistrictHC
((Dec.)) Aug. 1 - Mar. 31
GMUs 124((, 127, and 130 within Spokane County))-142
((Antlerless Only)) Any Moose as specifically directed by WDFW
10HC
 
Mt. Spokane South - Youth Onlya
Oct. 1 - Nov. 30
Moose Area 1
Antlerless Only
8
 
Mt. Spokane North - Youth Onlya
Oct. 1 - Nov. 30
Moose Area 2
Antlerless Only
8
 
49 Degrees North A
Oct. 1 - Nov. 30
GMU 117
Any Moose
21
 
49 Degrees North Bb
Oct. 1 - Nov. 30
GMU 117
Antlerless Only
3
 
49 Degrees North Cc
Oct. 1 - Nov. 30
GMU 117
Antlerless Only
2
 
49 Degrees North Youth Onlya
Oct. 1 - Nov. 30
GMU 117
Antlerless Only
2
 
Three Forks
Oct. 1 - Nov. 30
GMUs 108, 111
Any Moose
6
 
Hangman A
Oct. 1 - Nov. 30
GMUs 127, 130
Any Moose
7
 
Hangman B
Oct. 1 - Nov. 30
GMUs 127, 130
Antlerless Only
7
 
Huckleberry Range A
Oct. 1 - Nov. 30
GMUs 121, 124 west of Hwy 395
Any Moose
7
 
Huckleberry Range Bc
Oct. 1 - Nov. 30
GMUs 121, 124 west of Hwy 395
Antlerless Only
2
 
Parker Lake Ae
Sept.1-26
Moose Area 3
Any Moose,
Archery Only
2
 
Parker Lake Be
Sept. 27 - Oct. 5
Moose Area 3
Any Moose,
Muzzleloader Only
2
 
aApplicants must be eligible to purchase a youth moose permit application. An adult must accompany the youth hunter during the hunt.
bApplicants must possess a Disabled Hunter Permit.
cApplicants must be eligible to purchase a 65 years of age or older permit application.
dApplicants must be a certified hunter education instructor who meets program-defined eligibility criteria.
eThe following special hunt is offered by the USAF Survival School on a trial basis and will be evaluated based on student safety each year for continuation.
HCThis is a damage hunt administered by a WDFW designated hunt coordinator. Only master hunters may apply, and any weapon may be used. Successful applicants will be contacted on an as-needed basis to help with specific sites of nuisance moose activity in designated areas. Not all successful applicants will be contacted in any given year.
(3) Moose Areas:
(a) Moose Area 1: South Spokane Moose Area:
That portion of GMU 124 beginning at intersection of Blanchard Rd and Idaho-Washington state line: W on Blanchard Rd to Blanchard Creek Rd; SW on Blanchard Creek Rd to Tallman Rd; W on Tallman Rd to Elk Chattaroy Rd; SW on Elk Chattaroy Rd to Hwy 2; S on Hwy 2 to Hwy 395, S on Hwy 395 to Spokane River, E on Spokane River to Idaho-Washington state line, N on Idaho-Washington state line to Blanchard Rd and the point of beginning.
(b) Moose Area 2: North Spokane Moose Area:
That portion of GMU 124 beginning at intersection of Blanchard Rd and Idaho-Washington state line: W on Blanchard Rd to Blanchard Creek Rd; SW on Blanchard Creek Rd to Tallman Rd; W on Tallman Rd to Elk Chattaroy Rd; SW on Elk Chattaroy Rd to Hwy 2; S on Hwy 2 to Hwy 395, N on Hwy 395 to Deer Park-Milan Rd, E on Deer Park-Milan Rd to Hwy 2, N on Hwy 2 to Idaho-Washington state line, S on Idaho-Washington state line to Blanchard Rd and the point of beginning.
(c) Moose Area 3: Parker Lake (GMU 117, Pend Oreille County): All lands south of Ruby Creek Rd (USFS Road 2489), north of Tacoma Creek Rd (USFS Road 2389), and west of Bonneville Power Administration power lines.
AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 12-22-045, filed 11/2/12, effective 12/3/12)
WAC 232-28-283 Big game and wild turkey auction, raffle, and special incentive permits.
AUCTION PERMITS
(1) BLACK-TAILED DEER AUCTION PERMIT
Season dates: September 1 - December 31
Hunt Area: Those GMUs open to black-tailed deer hunting EXCEPT GMU 485 and those GMUs closed to black-tailed deer hunting by the fish and wildlife commission.
Weapon type: Any legal weapon.
Bag limit: One additional any buck black-tailed deer.
Number of permit hunters selected: 1
(2) MULE DEER AUCTION PERMIT
Season dates: September 1 - December 31
Hunt Area: Those GMUs open to mule deer hunting EXCEPT those GMUs closed to mule deer hunting by the fish and wildlife commission.
Weapon type: Any legal weapon.
Bag limit: One additional any buck mule deer.
Number of permit hunters selected: 1
(3) WHITE-TAILED DEER AUCTION PERMIT
Season dates: September 1 - December 31
Hunt Area: Those GMUs open to white-tailed deer hunting EXCEPT those GMUs closed to white-tailed deer hunting by the fish and wildlife commission.
Weapon type: Any legal weapon.
Bag limit: One additional any buck white-tailed deer.
Number of permit hunters selected: 1
(4) WESTSIDE ELK AUCTION PERMIT
Season dates: September 1 - December 31
Hunt Area: Western Washington EXCEPT GMU 485, those GMUs closed to elk hunting, and those GMUs not opened to branch antlered bull elk hunting by the fish and wildlife commission.
Weapon type: Any legal weapon.
Bag limit: One additional any bull elk.
Number of permit hunters selected: 1
(5) EASTSIDE ELK AUCTION PERMIT
Season dates: September 1 - December 31
Hunt Area: Eastern Washington EXCEPT 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 type: Any legal weapon.
Bag limit: One additional any bull elk.
Number of permit hunters selected: 1
(6) CALIFORNIA BIGHORN SHEEP AUCTION PERMIT
Season dates: September 1 - December 31
Hunt Area: Any open sheep unit with two or more ram permits during the respective license year, EXCEPT sheep units in Walla Walla, Columbia, Garfield, Asotin, or Pend Oreille counties are not open.
Weapon: Any legal weapon.
Bag limit: One California bighorn ram.
Number of permit hunters selected: 1
(7) MOOSE AUCTION PERMIT
Season dates: September 1 - December 31
Hunt Area: Any open moose unit.
Weapon: Any legal weapon.
Bag limit: One moose of either sex.
Number of permit hunters selected: 1
(8) MOUNTAIN GOAT AUCTION PERMIT
Season dates: September 1 - December 31
Hunt Area: Any open goat unit with two or more permits during the respective license year.
Weapon: Any legal weapon.
Bag limit: One mountain goat of either sex.
Number of permit hunters selected: 1
RAFFLE PERMITS
(9) BLACK-TAILED DEER RAFFLE PERMIT
Season dates: September 1 - December 31
Hunt Area: Those GMUs open to black-tailed deer hunting EXCEPT 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 black-tailed deer.
Number of permit hunters selected: 1
(10) MULE DEER RAFFLE PERMIT
Season dates: September 1 - December 31
Hunt Area: Those GMUs open to mule deer hunting EXCEPT those GMUs closed to mule deer hunting by the fish and wildlife commission.
Weapon: Any legal weapon.
Bag limit: One additional any buck mule deer.
Number of permit hunters selected: 1
(11) WHITE-TAILED DEER RAFFLE PERMIT
Season dates: September 1 - December 31
Hunt Area: Those GMUs open to white-tailed deer hunting EXCEPT those GMUs closed to white-tailed deer hunting by the fish and wildlife commission.
Weapon: Any legal weapon.
Bag limit: One additional any buck white-tailed deer.
Number of permit hunters selected: 1
(12) WESTSIDE ELK RAFFLE PERMIT
Season dates: September 1 - December 31
Hunt Area: Western Washington EXCEPT GMU 485, those GMUs closed to elk hunting, and those GMUs not open to branch antlered bull elk hunting by the fish and wildlife commission.
Weapon: Any legal weapon.
Bag limit: One additional any bull elk.
Number of permit hunters selected: 1
(13) EASTSIDE ELK RAFFLE PERMIT
Season dates: September 1 - December 31
Hunt Area: Eastern Washington EXCEPT 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.
Number of permit hunters selected: 1
(14) CALIFORNIA BIGHORN SHEEP RAFFLE PERMIT
Season dates: September 1 - December 31
Hunt Area: Any open bighorn sheep unit with two or more ram permits during the respective license year, EXCEPT sheep units in Walla Walla, Columbia, Garfield, Asotin, or Pend Oreille counties are not open.
Weapon: Any legal weapon.
Bag limit: One California bighorn ram.
Number of permit hunters selected: 1
(15) MOOSE RAFFLE PERMIT
Season dates: September 1 - December 31
Hunt Area: Any open moose unit.
Weapon: Any legal weapon.
Bag limit: One moose of either sex.
Number of permit hunters selected: 2
(16) MOUNTAIN GOAT RAFFLE PERMIT
Season dates: September 1 - December 31
Hunt Area: Any open goat unit with two or more permits during the respective license year.
Weapon: Any legal weapon.
Bag limit: One mountain goat of either sex.
Number of permit hunters selected: 1
(17) TURKEY RAFFLE PERMIT
Season dates: April 1 - May 31 and September 1 - December 31
Hunt Area: Statewide.
Weapon: Archery or shotgun only.
Bag limit: Three additional wild turkeys, but not to exceed more than one turkey in Western Washington or two turkeys in Eastern Washington.
Number of permit hunters selected: 1
(18) ROCKY MOUNTAIN BIGHORN SHEEP RAFFLE PERMIT
Bag limit: One Rocky Mountain bighorn ram.
Hunt Area: GMUs 113, 172, 175((, 181)).
Season dates: September 1 - December 31
Weapon: Any legal weapon.
Number of permit hunters selected: 1
(19) THREE-DEER RAFFLE PERMIT
Bag limit: One additional any buck black-tailed deer, one additional any buck mule deer, and one additional any buck white-tailed deer; total harvest not to exceed three animals.
Hunt Area: For black-tailed deer, those GMUs open to black-tailed deer hunting EXCEPT GMU 485 and those GMUs closed to deer hunting by the fish and wildlife commission. For mule deer, those GMUs open to mule deer hunting EXCEPT those GMUs closed to mule deer hunting by the fish and wildlife commission. For white-tailed deer, those GMUs open to white-tailed deer hunting EXCEPT those GMUs closed to white-tailed deer hunting by the fish and wildlife commission.
Season dates: September 1 - December 31
Weapon: Any legal weapon.
Number of permit hunters selected: 1
(20) NORTHEAST WASHINGTON BIG GAME RAFFLE PERMIT
Bag limit: Permit hunter may harvest three of six possible species. Species that may be harvested under this permit include: One additional any buck white-tailed deer, one additional any bull elk, one any bull moose, one additional any legal cougar, one additional any legal black bear, and one additional any legal turkey (gobbler and turkey with visible beard ONLY); total harvest not to exceed three animals.
Hunt Area: GMUs 101-124.
Season dates: September 1 - December 31 for white-tailed deer, elk, and moose. April 15 - May 31 and September 1 - December 31 for black bear. September 1 - March 31 for cougar. April 15 - May 31 for turkey
Weapon: Any legal weapon EXCEPT archery and shotgun only for turkey.
Number of permit hunters selected: 1
(21) SOUTH-CENTRAL WASHINGTON BIG GAME RAFFLE PERMIT
Bag limit: One additional any bull elk, one additional any buck deer, and one California bighorn sheep ram; total harvest not to exceed three animals.
Hunt Area: For elk, any 300 or 500 series GMU EXCEPT those GMUs closed to elk hunting and those GMUs not open to branch antlered bull elk hunting by the fish and wildlife commission. For deer, any 300 or 500 series GMU EXCEPT those GMUs closed to deer hunting by the fish and wildlife commission. For California bighorn sheep, those bighorn sheep hunt areas south of Interstate 90 and west of Interstate 82 open to bighorn sheep hunting by the fish and wildlife commission with two or more permits during the respective license year.
Season dates: September 1 - December 31
Weapon: Any legal weapon.
Number of permit hunters selected: 1
(22) SOUTHEAST WASHINGTON BIG GAME RAFFLE PERMIT
Bag limit: Permit hunter may harvest four of five possible species. Species that may be harvested under this permit include: One additional any buck white-tailed deer, one additional any buck mule deer, one additional any bull elk, one additional any legal cougar, and one additional any legal black bear; total harvest not to exceed four animals.
Hunt Area: GMUs 139-154 and 162-186.
Season dates: September 1 - December 31 for white-tailed deer, mule deer, and elk. April 15 - June 15 and September 1 - December 31 for black bear. September 1 - March 31 for cougar
Weapon: Any legal weapon.
Number of permit hunters selected: 1
(23) NORTH-CENTRAL WASHINGTON BIG GAME RAFFLE PERMIT
Bag limit: Permit hunter may harvest three of five possible species. Species that may be harvested under this permit include: One additional any buck white-tailed deer, one additional any buck mule deer, one any ram California bighorn sheep, one additional any legal cougar, and one additional any legal black bear; total harvest not to exceed three animals.
Hunt Area: For white-tailed deer, mule deer, cougar, and black bear, any 200 series GMU EXCEPT those GMUs closed to deer hunting by the fish and wildlife commission. For California bighorn sheep, those bighorn sheep hunt areas in Chelan or Okanogan counties open to bighorn sheep hunting by the fish and wildlife commission with two or more permits during the respective license year.
Season dates: September 1 - December 31 for white-tailed deer, mule deer, and California bighorn sheep. April 15 - May 15 and September 1 - December 31 for black bear. September 1 - March 31 for cougar
Weapon: Any legal weapon.
Number of permit hunters selected: 1
SPECIAL INCENTIVE PERMITS
(24) WESTERN WASHINGTON ELK INCENTIVE PERMITS
Hunt Area: Western Washington EXCEPT 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.
Season dates: 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.
Number of permit hunters selected: 2
(25) EASTERN WASHINGTON ELK INCENTIVE PERMITS
Hunt Area: Eastern Washington EXCEPT GMU 157 and those GMUs closed to elk hunting or closed to branch antlered bull elk hunting by the fish and wildlife commission.
Season dates: 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.
Number of permit hunters selected: 2
(26) DEER INCENTIVE PERMITS
Hunt Area: Statewide, for use in any area open to general or permit hunting seasons EXCEPT GMUs 157, 418, 485, 522, and those GMUs closed to deer hunting by the fish and wildlife commission.
Season dates: 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.
Number of permit hunters selected: 5
PERMIT ISSUANCE PROCEDURE
(27) 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.
(28) 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.
(29) 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.
(30) For permit hunts where the permittee may harvest multiple species, the permittee must select the species he/she wants to hunt within fourteen days of notification of being selected.
QUALIFICATIONS FOR PARTICIPATION AND REQUIREMENTS:
(31) 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.
(32) The permittee may be accompanied by others; however, only the permittee is allowed to carry a legal weapon or harvest an animal.
(33) Any attempt by members of the permittee's party to herd or drive wildlife is prohibited.
(34) If requested by the department, the permittee is required to direct department officials to the site of the kill.
(35) The permit is valid during the hunting season dates for the year issued.
(36) The permittee will present the head and carcass of the bighorn sheep killed to any department office within seventy-two hours of date of kill.
(37) The permittee must abide by all local, state, and federal regulations including firearm restriction areas and area closures.
(38) 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.
(39) Permit hunters awarded a cougar permit may only use dogs in GMUs that have a cougar season open to dog use (WAC 232-28-285).
AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 13-11-078, filed 5/16/13, effective 6/16/13)
WAC 232-28-296 Landowner hunting permits.
(1) A landowner may enter into a contract with the department and establish boundaries and other requirements for hunter access consistent with commission policy.
(2) It is unlawful for hunters to participate in landowner-permit hunts unless the hunters possess both an access permit from the landowner and a hunting permit from the department for the species covered under the landowner's contract. A violation of this section is punishable under RCW 77.15.410.
(3)(a) Buckrun
Buckrun is located in Grant County, near the town of Wilson Creek.
Hunting on Buckrun is managed for a quality experience by scheduling hunt dates and keeping the number of hunters in the field low. Hunters with limited flexibility for hunt dates may experience scheduling problems. Hunters can generally expect one-day hunts during the permit seasons with written authorization from the Buckrun manager. All hunters must check in and out on hunt day. Hunts will be scheduled on a first-come basis by calling 509-345-2577 in advance.
(b) Buckrun landowner hunting permits
Buckrun's manager will distribute Buckrun's landowner hunting permits. Buckrun may charge an access fee for these permits, but not for winning raffle permits. Only hunters possessing a modern firearm deer tag are eligible for permits on Buckrun's properties. Contact the manager at 509-345-2577 for additional information.
Deer
Hunt Name
Quota
Access Season
Special Restrictions
Boundary Description
Buckrun
10
Sept. 1 - Dec. 31
Antlerless Mule Deer or any White-tailed Deer
Buckrun
Buckrun
30
Sept. 1 - Dec. 31
Any deer
Buckrun
Buckrun Raffle
10
Oct. ((26)) 25 - Dec. 31
Any deer
Buckrun
(c) Buckrun special hunting permits
Hunters must apply to the Washington department of fish and wildlife for Buckrun's special hunting permits. Only hunters possessing a modern firearm deer tag are eligible for these special permits. All hunters must check in and out. Hunts should be scheduled in advance by calling 509-345-2577.
Deer
Hunt Name
Permit Number
Permit Season
Special Restrictions
Boundary Description
Buckrun
10
Sept. 1 - Dec. 31
Antlerless
Buckrun
(4)(a) Silver Dollar Association
The Silver Dollar Association is located in Yakima and Benton counties, on the western edge of the Hanford Reservation. A legal description of the property is in the contract between the Silver Dollar Association and the department.
(b) Silver Dollar Association landowner hunting permits
The Silver Dollar Association's manager will distribute the association's landowner hunting permits. The association may charge an access fee for these permits.
Elk
Hunt Name
Quota
Access Season
Special Restrictions
Boundary Description
Silver Dollar
24
Aug. 1 - March 31
Any Elk
Silver Dollar
Silver Dollar
8
Aug. 1 - March 31
Antlerless
Silver Dollar
(c) Silver Dollar Association special hunting permits
Hunters must apply to the Washington department of fish and wildlife for the Silver Dollar Association's special hunting permits.
Elk
Hunt Name
Permit Number
Weapon/Tag
Permit Season
Special
Restrictions
Boundary
Description
Silver Dollar
8
((EA,)) EF((, EM))
Aug. 1 - March 31
Youth Only, Any Elk
Silver Dollar
Silver Dollar Antlerless Elk
6
((EA,)) EF((, EM))
Aug. 1 - March 31
Youth Only, Antlerless Elk Only
Silver Dollar
Silver Dollar Antlerless Elk
2
((EA,)) EF((, EM))
Aug. 1 - March 31
Persons of Disability Only, Antlerless Elk Only
Silver Dollar
(5)(a) Blackrock Ranches
Blackrock Ranches is located in Yakima County west of the Hanford Reservation. A legal description of the property is in the contract between Blackrock Ranches and the department.
(b) Blackrock Ranches landowner hunting permits
Blackrock Ranches' manager will distribute the ranches' landowner hunting permits. Blackrock Ranches may charge an access fee for these permits.
Elk
Hunt Name
Quota
Access Season
Special Restrictions
Boundary Description
Blackrock Ranches
6
Aug. 1 - March 31
Any Elk
Blackrock Ranches
Blackrock Ranches
2
Aug. 1 - March 31
Antlerless
Blackrock Ranches
(c) Blackrock Ranches special hunting permits
Hunters must apply to the Washington department of fish and wildlife for Blackrock Ranches' special hunting permits. To apply, hunters must have an eastside elk tag.
Elk
Hunt Name
Permit Number
Weapon/Tag
Permit Season
Special
Restrictions
Boundary
Description
Blackrock Ranches
1
((EA,)) EF((, EM))
Aug. 1 - March 31
Any Elk
Blackrock Ranches
Blackrock Ranches
1
((EA,)) EF((, EM))
Aug. 1 - March 31
Antlerless Only
Blackrock Ranches
Blackrock Ranches
1
((EA,)) EF((, EM))
Aug. 1 - March 31
Youth Only, Any Elk
Blackrock Ranches
Blackrock Ranches
1
((EA,)) EF((, EM))
Aug. 1 - March 31
Youth Only, Antlerless Only
Blackrock Ranches
(6)(a) Pine Mountain Ranch
The Pine Mountain Ranch is located in Yakima County 14 miles west of Yakima. A legal description of the property is in the contract between the Pine Mountain Ranch and the department.
(b) Pine Mountain Ranch landowner hunting permits
Pine Mountain Ranch's manager will distribute the ranch's landowner hunting permits. Pine Mountain Ranch may charge an access fee for these permits.
Deer
Hunt Name
Quota
Access Season
Special Restrictions
Boundary Description
Pine Mountain Ranch
2
Nov. ((4)) 3 - Dec. 31
Any Buck
Pine Mountain Ranch
Elk
Hunt Name
Quota
Access Season
Special Restrictions
Boundary Description
Pine Mountain Ranch
1
Aug. 1 - Dec. 31
Any Bull
Pine Mountain Ranch
Pine Mountain Ranch
2
((August)) Aug. 1 - Nov. ((3)) 2
Antlerless
Pine Mountain Ranch
(c) Pine Mountain Ranch special hunting permits
Hunters must apply to the Washington department of fish and wildlife for Pine Mountain Ranch's special hunting permits.
Deer
Hunt Name
Quota
Access Season
Special Restrictions
Boundary Description
Pine Mountain Ranch
2
Nov. ((4)) 3 - Dec. 31
Youth Only, Any Buck
Pine Mountain Ranch
Elk
Hunt Name
Quota
Access Season
Special Restrictions
Boundary Description
Pine Mountain Ranch
1
Aug. 1 - Dec. 31
Youth Only, Any Bull
Pine Mountain Ranch
Pine Mountain Ranch
2
Aug. 1 - Nov. ((3)) 2
Antlerless
Pine Mountain Ranch
(7)(a) 4-0 Ranch
The 4-0 Ranch is located in Asotin County (GMU 172), south of Asotin. A legal description of the property is in the contract between the 4-0 Ranch and the department.
(b) 4-0 Ranch landowner hunting permits
The 4-0 Ranch's manager will distribute the ranch's landowner hunting permits. The 4-0 Ranch may charge an access fee for these permits.
Deer
Hunt Name
Quota
Access Season
Special Restrictions
Boundary Description
4-0 Ranch A
4
Oct. ((12-15)) 4-7
Mule Deer, 3 pt. min
4-0 Ranch
((4-0 Ranch B
2
Nov. 11-15
Mule Deer, 3 pt. min
4-0 Ranch))
4-0 Ranch C
1
Nov. ((15-18)) 8-12
White-tailed, 3 pt. min
4-0 Ranch
Elk
Hunt Name
Quota
Access Season
Special Restrictions
Boundary Description
4-0 Ranch A
((2)) 1
Sept. ((16-20)) 6-9
Any Bull
4-0 Ranch
4-0 Ranch B
1
((Oct. 21-24)) Sept. 25-28
Any Bull
4-0 Ranch
4-0 Ranch C
((4)) 3
Oct. ((26-29)) 18-21
Spike Only
4-0 Ranch
4-0 Ranch D
8
((Sept. 26-29)) Nov. 3-7
Antlerless Only
4-0 Ranch
((4-0 Ranch E
2
Oct. 26-29
Antlerless Only
4-0 Ranch
4-0 Ranch F
6
Nov. 21-24
Antlerless Only
4-0 Ranch))
(c) 4-0 Ranch special hunting permits
Hunters must apply to the Washington department of fish and wildlife for the ranch's special hunting permits. Hunters must have an Eastside Elk tag to apply for 4-0 Ranch's elk permits.
Deer
Hunt Name
Quota
Access Season
Special Restrictions
Boundary Description
4-0 Ranch A
1
Oct. ((16-20)) 8-12
Mule Deer, 3 pt. min
4-0 Ranch
4-0 Ranch B
((1)) 3
((Nov. 16-20)) Oct. 8-12
Antlerless Mule Deer, ((3 pt. min)) Youth Only
4-0 Ranch
4-0 Ranch C
1
Nov. ((25 - Dec. 1)) 15-19
Whitetail, 3 pt. min
4-0 Ranch
Elk
Hunt Name
Quota
Access Season
Special Restrictions
Boundary Description
4-0 Ranch A
((2)) 1
Sept. ((22-26)) 10-14
Any Bull
4-0 Ranch
4-0 Ranch B
1
((Oct. 30 - Nov. 3)) Sept. 17-21
((Spike Only)) Any Bull
4-0 Ranch
4-0 Ranch C
4
Oct. ((4-7)) 22-26
((Antlerless)) Spike Only
4-0 Ranch
4-0 Ranch D
((2)) 4
Oct. ((30)) 29 - Nov. ((3)) 2
Antlerless Only
4-0 Ranch
4-0 Ranch E
((2)) 4
Nov. ((28 - Dec. 1)) 22-26
Antlerless Only
4-0 Ranch
(8)(a) ZMI Ranch
ZMI Ranch is located in northern Walla Walla County near Lyons Ferry (GMU 149).
(b) ZMI Ranch landowner hunting permits
ZMI Ranch's manager will distribute the ranch's landowner hunting permits. ZMI Ranch may charge an access fee for these permits.
Deer
Hunt Name
Quota
Access Season
Special Restrictions
Boundary Description
ZMI A
((2)) 3
Oct. ((21-27)) 20 - Nov. 4
3 pt. min
ZMI
ZMI B
((4)) 3
Nov. ((16 - Dec. 8)) 15-30
3 pt. min
ZMI
(c) ZMI Ranch special hunting permits
Hunters must apply to the Washington department of fish and wildlife for ZMI Ranch's special hunting permits. Only hunters possessing a modern firearm deer tag are eligible for ZMI special permits. Hunters must call ZMI Ranch's manager to schedule a hunt time. All hunters must check in and out on the day they hunt.
Deer
Hunt Name
Quota
Access Season
Special Restrictions
Boundary Description
ZMI A
2
((Nov. 1-4)) Dec. 1-7
3 pt. min
ZMI
(9)(a) Columbia Plateau Wildlife Management Association
The Columbia Plateau Wildlife Management Association (CPWMA) landowner hunting permit area is located in Spokane County (GMU 130) near Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge. Landowner permit hunts are primarily damage hunts but are managed for a quality experience by keeping the number of hunters in the field low. A legal description of the property is in the contract between the CPWMA and the department.
(b) Columbia Plateau Wildlife Management Association landowner hunting permits
CPWMA's manager will distribute the association's landowner hunting permits. CPWMA will not charge an access fee for raffle permit winners. Only hunters possessing an elk tag are eligible for permits on CPWMA's properties. All successfully drawn permit applicants must have written authorization from CPWMA's manager and must check in and out at the beginning and ending of the scheduled hunting dates. Successful applicants will receive a packet of information with forms to fill out and a map showing the hunt area. These applicants must fill out the forms and return them before Sept. 30. Applicants should see CPWMA's web site at www.cpwma.org or contact the hunt manager at 509-263-4616.
Elk
Hunt Name
Quota
Access Season
Special Restrictions
Boundary Description
CPWMA
2
Jan. 1 - Mar. 31
Antlerless
CPWMA
CPWMA Raffle 1
2
Jan. 1-15
Antlerless
CPWMA
CPWMA Raffle 2
2
Jan. 16-31
Antlerless
CPWMA
CPWMA Raffle 3
3
Feb. 1-14
Antlerless
CPWMA
CPWMA Raffle 4
2
Feb. 15-28
Antlerless
CPWMA
CPWMA Raffle 5
2
Mar. 1-15
Antlerless
CPWMA
CPWMA Raffle 6
2
Mar. 16-31
Antlerless
CPWMA
CPWMA Raffle 7
2
Jan. 1-31
Any bull
CPWMA
(c) Columbia Plateau Wildlife Management Association special hunting permits
Hunters must apply to the Washington department of fish and wildlife for CPWMA's special hunting permits. All successfully drawn permit applicants must have written authorization from CPWMA's manager and must check in and out at the beginning and ending of the scheduled hunting dates. Successful applicants will receive a packet of required information with forms to fill out and a map showing the hunt area. These applicants must fill out the forms and return them before Sept. 30. Applicants should see CPWMA's web site at www.cpwma.org or contact the hunt manager at 509-263-4616.
Elk
Hunt Name
Quota
Access Season
Special Restrictions
Boundary Description
CPWMA 1
3
Jan. 1-15
Antlerless
CPWMA
CPWMA 2
2
Jan. 16-31
Antlerless
CPWMA
CPWMA 3
2
Feb. 1-14
Antlerless
CPWMA
CPWMA 4
3
Feb. 15-28
Antlerless
CPWMA
CPWMA 5
3
Mar. 1-15
Antlerless
CPWMA
CPWMA 6
2
Mar. 16-31
Antlerless
CPWMA
CPWMA 7
1
Jan. 1-31
Any bull
CPWMA
AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 13-11-078, filed 5/16/13, effective 6/16/13)
WAC 232-28-337 Elk area descriptions.
The following areas are defined as elk areas:
Elk Area No. 1008 West Wenaha (Columbia County): That part of GMU 169 west of USFS trail 3112 from Tepee Camp (east fork of Butte Creek) to Butte Creek, and west of Butte Creek to the Washington-Oregon state line.
Elk Area No. 1009 East Wenaha (Columbia, Garfield, Asotin counties): That portion of GMU 169 east of USFS trail 3112 from Tepee Camp (east fork Butte Creek) to Butte Creek, and east of Butte Creek to the Washington-Oregon state line.
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. 1014 (Columbia-Garfield counties): That part of GMU 166 Tucannon west of the Tucannon River and USFS Trail No. 3110 (Jelly Spr.-Diamond Pk. Trail).
Elk Area No. 1015 Turnbull (Spokane County): Located in GMU 130, designated areas within the boundaries of Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge.
Elk Area No. 1016 (Columbia County): GMU-162 Dayton, excluding the Rainwater Wildlife Area.
Elk Area No. 1040 (Asotin County): That area within GMU 172 designated as the WDFW-owned lands associated with the 4-O Ranch Wildlife Area. Also includes those portions of Section 1, Township 6N, Range 43E, east of Wenatchee (a.k.a. Menatchee) Creek. Excludes those portions of Section 35, Township 7N, Range 43E, west of Wenatchee (a.k.a. Menatchee) Creek.
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): Starting at the Division St bridge over the Wenatchee River in the town of Cashmere; S on Aplets Way then Division St to Pioneer St; W on Pioneer St to Mission Creek Rd; S on Mission Creek Rd to Binder Rd; W on Binder Rd to Mission Creek Rd; S on Mission Creek Rd to Tripp Canyon Rd; W on Tripp Canyon Rd to where Tripp Canyon Rd stops following Tripp Creek; W on Tripp Creek to its headwaters; W up the drainage, about 1000 feet, to US Forest Service (USFS) Rd 7200-160; W on USFS Rd 7200-160 to Camas Creek Rd (USFS Rd 7200); W on Camas Creek Rd (USFS 7200 Rd) (excluding Camas Land firearm closure*) to US Hwy 97; N on US Hwy 97 to Mountain Home Rd (USFS 7300 Rd); N on Mountain Home Rd to the Wenatchee River in the town of Leavenworth; S on the Wenatchee River to the Division St bridge in Cashmere and 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. 3681 Ahtanum (Yakima County): That part of GMU 368 beginning at the power line crossing on Ahtanum Creek in T12N, R16E, Section 15; west up Ahtanum Creek to South Fork Ahtanum Creek; southwest up South Fork Ahtanum Creek to its junction with Reservation Creek; southwest up Reservation Creek and the Yakama Indian Reservation boundary to the main divide between the Diamond Fork drainage and Ahtanum Creek drainage; north along the crest of the main divide between the Diamond Fork drainage and the Ahtanum Creek drainage to Darland Mountain; northeast on US Forest Service Trail 615 to US Forest Service Road 1020; northeast on US Forest Service Road 1020 to US Forest Service Road 613; northeast on US Forest Service Road 613 to US Forest Service Trail 1127; northeast on US Forest Service Trail 1127 to US Forest Service Road 1302 (Jump Off Road), southeast of the Jump Off Lookout Station; northeast on US Forest Service Road 1302 (Jump Off Road) to Highway 12; northeast on Highway 12 to the Naches River; southeast down the Naches River to Cowiche Creek; west up Cowiche Creek and South Fork Cowiche Creek to Summitview Avenue; northwest on Summitview Avenue to Cowiche Mill Road; west on Cowiche Mill Road to the power line in the northeast corner of T13N, R15E, SEC 13; southeast along the power line to Ahtanum Creek and the point of beginning.
Elk Area No. 3721 Corral Canyon (Benton and Yakima counties): That part of GMU 372 beginning at the Yakima River Bridge on SR 241 just north of Mabton; north along SR 241 to the Rattlesnake Ridge Road (mile post #19); east on Rattlesnake Ridge Road to the Hanford Reach National Monument's (HRNM) southwest corner boundary; east and south along the HRNM boundary to SR 225; south on SR 225 to the Yakima River Bridge in Benton City; west (upstream) along Yakima River to point of beginning (SR 241 Bridge).
Elk Area No. 3722 Blackrock (Benton and Yakima counties): That part of GMU 372 beginning at southern corner of the Yakima Training Center border on Columbia River, northwest of Priest Rapids Dam; southeast on southern shore of Columbia River (Priest Rapids Lake) to Priest Rapids Dam; east along Columbia River to the Hanford Reach National Monument's (HRNM) western boundary; south along the HRNM boundary to the Rattlesnake Ridge Road; west on Rattlesnake Ridge Road to SR 241; south on SR 241 to the Yakima River Bridge just north of Mabton; west along Yakima River to SR 823 (Harrison Road) south of town of Pomona; east along SR 823 (Harrison Road) to SR 821; southeast on SR 821 to Firing Center Road at I-82; east on Firing Center Road to main gate of Yakima Training Center; south and east along Yakima Training Center boundary to southern corner of Yakima Training Center boundary on Columbia River and point of beginning.
Elk Area No. 3911 Fairview (Kittitas County): Beginning at the intersection of the BPA Power Lines in T20N, R14E, Section 36 and Interstate 90; east along the power lines to Highway 903 (Salmon La Sac Road); northwest along Highway 903 to Pennsylvania Avenue; northeast along Pennsylvania Avenue to No. 6 Canyon Road; northeast along No. 6 Canyon Road to Cle Elum Ridge Road; north along Cle Elum Ridge Road to Carlson Canyon Road; northeast along Carlson Canyon Road to West Fork Teanaway River; east along West Fork Teanaway River to North Fork Teanaway River; north along North Fork Teanaway River to Teanaway Road; southeast on Teanaway Road to Ballard Hill Road; east on Ballard Hill Rd and Swauk Prairie Road to Hwy 970; northeast 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 along BPA power lines to Colockum Pass Road in T19N, R20E, Section 16; south on Colockum Pass Road to BPA power lines in T18N, R20E, Section 6; east and south along power lines to Parke Creek; north on Parke Creek to Whiskey Jim Creek; east on Whiskey Jim Creek to the Wild Horse Wind Farm Boundary; south and East on Wild Horse Wind Farm boundary to the Vantage Highway; east along the Vantage Highway to the first power line crossing; southwest along the power lines to where they intersect with the second set of BPA power lines in T17N, R21E, Section 18; southeast along the BPA power lines 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 Umtanum Road; north on Umtanum Road to South Branch Canal; west on South Branch Canal to Bradshaw/Hanson 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 Big Creek; north on Big Creek to Nelson Siding Road; west and north on Nelson Siding Road to 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 bighorn sheep feeding site in T15N, R16E, Section 36; 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 intersection of the metal footbridge and the elk fence at the south end of the bridge in T14N, R16E, Section 3; south along the elk fence to the top of the cliff/rimrock line; southwest along the top of the cliff/rimrock line to the irrigation canal in T14N, R16E, Section 9; southwest along the irrigation canal to the elk fence in T14N, R16E, Section 8; south along the elk fence to the township line between T12N, R15E and T12N, R16E; south along the township line to the South Fork Ahtanum Creek; downstream along the South Fork Ahtanum Creek and Ahtanum Creek to the Yakima River; upstream along the Yakima River to Roza Canal and point of beginning.
Elk Area No. 4601 North Bend (King County): That portion of GMU 460 beginning at the interchange of State Route (SR) 18 and I-90; W on I-90 to SE 82nd St, Exit 22, at the town of Preston; N on SE 82nd Street to Preston Fall City Rd SE (Old SR 203); N on Preston Fall City Rd SE to SE Fall City Snoqualmie Rd (SR 202) at the town of Fall City; E on SE Fall City Snoqualmie Rd to the crossing of Tokul Creek; N and E up Tokul Creek to its crossing with Tokul Rd SE; S on SE Tokul Rd to SE 53rd Way; E on SE 53rd Way where it turns into 396th Dr SE then S on 396th Dr SE to SE Reinig Rd; E on SE Reinig Rd to 428th Ave SE; N on 428th Ave SE to where it turns into North Fork Rd SE; N and E on North Fork Rd SE to Ernie's Grove Rd; E on Ernie's Grove Rd to SE 70th St; N on SE 70th St to its ends at Fantastic Falls on the North Fork Snoqualmie River; SW down the North Fork Snoqualmie River to Fantastic Falls and the Mt Si Natural Resource Conservation Area boundary then S and E along the southern boundary of the Mt Si NRCA to the "School Bus" turnaround at SE 114th St; S on 480th Ave SE to SE 130th St; S and E on SE 130th St to its end; SSE overland from the end of SE 130th St, over the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River, to the end of 486th Ave SE; S on 486th Ave SE to the intersection with SE Middle Fork Road; Due S, from said intersection, up Grouse Mountain toward its peak, to the logging road adjacent to Grouse Mountain Peak; S down the logging road to Grouse Ridge Access Rd; W on Grouse Ridge Access Road which becomes SE 146th St; W on SE 146th St to I-90 then east along I-90 to the W boundary of Olallie/Twin Falls State Park then S along the state park western boundary to its most western boundary where it intersects with the boundary of the Iron Horse State Park; W along the boundary of Iron Horse State Park to the boundary of the Rattlesnake Lake Recreation Area; W along the boundary of the Rattlesnake Lake Recreation Area to Cedar Falls Rd SE; N along the Cedar Falls Rd to SE 174th Way; W on SE 174th Way to SE 174th St; W on SE 174th St to SE 173rd St; W on SE 173rd St to SE 170th Pl; W on SE 170th Pl to SE 169th St; W on SE 169th St to 424th Ave SE; N on 424th Ave SE to SE 168th St; W on SE 168th St to 422 Ave SE; N on 422 Ave SE to 426th Way SE; S on 426th Way SE to SE 164th St; E on SE 164th St to Uplands Way SE; W on Uplands Way SE to the crossing with the Power Transmission Lines; W along the Power Transmission Lines to the Winery Rd; NW on the Winery Rd to SE 99th Rd; W and N on SE 99th Rd to the I-90 interchange, at Exit 27; SW on I-90 to the interchange with SR 18 and the point of beginning.
Elk Area No. 4941 Skagit River (Skagit County): That portion of GMU 437 beginning at the intersection of State Route 9 and State Route 20; east on State Route 20 to Concrete-Sauk Valley Road; south on Concrete-Sauk Valley Road over The Dalles Bridge (Skagit River) to the intersection with the South Skagit Highway; west on South Skagit Highway to State Route 9; north on State Route 9 and the point of beginning.
Elk Area No. 5029 Toledo (Lewis and Cowlitz counties): Beginning at the Cowlitz River and State Highway 505 junction; 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 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. 5049 Ethel (Lewis County): That part of GMU 505 beginning at the intersection of Jackson Highway and Highway 12; south along Jackson Highway to Buckley Road; south on Buckley Road to Spencer Road; east on Spencer Road to Fuller Road; north on Fuller Road to Highway 12; east on Highway 12 to Stowell Road; north on Stowell Road to Gore Road; west on Gore Road to Larmon Road; west on Larmon Road to Highway 12; west on Highway 12 to Jackson Highway and point of beginning.
Elk Area No. 5050 Newaukum (Lewis County): That part of GMU 505 beginning at the intersection of Interstate 5 and Highway 12; east on Highway 12 to Larmon Road; east on Larmon Road to Leonard Road; north on Leonard Road through the town of Onalaska to Deggler Road; north on Deggler Road to Middle Fork Road; east on Middle Fork Road to Beck Road; north on Beck Road to Centralia-Alpha Road; west on Centralia-Alpha Road to Logan Hill Road; south then west on Logan Hill Road to Jackson Highway; south on Jackson Highway to the Newaukum River; west along the Newaukum River to Interstate 5; south on Interstate 5 to Highway 12 and point of beginning.
Elk Area No. 5051 Green Mountain (Cowlitz County): 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 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. 5056 Grays River Valley (Wahkiakum County): That area in GMU 506 on or within ((3/4)) 1.5 miles 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)) T11N, R08W, Section 36; T11N, R07W, Sections 31, 32, 33; T10N, R7W, Sections 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32; T10N, R8W, Sections 1, 2, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36; T09N, R08W, Sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15; T09N, R07W, Sections 5, 6, 7, 8.
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. 5061 Wildwood (Lewis County): Beginning at the junction of the Pacific West Timber (PWT) 600 Road and the Wildwood Road (SE1/4 S29 T11N R3W); southwest on the 600 Road to the 800 Road (NW1/4 S36 T11N R4W); southwest on the 800 Road to the 850 Road (SW1/4 S3 T10N R4W); northwest on the 850 Road to the Weyerhaeuser 4720 Road (S20 T11N R4W); north on the Weyerhaeuser 4720 Road to the Weyerhaeuser 4700 Road (S17 T11N R4W); east on the Weyerhaeuser 4700 Road to the Weyerhaeuser 5822 Road (NW1/4 S16 T11N R4W); east on the Weyerhaeuser 5822 Road to the Weyerhaeuser 5820 Road (NW1/4 S10 T11N R4W); southeast on the Weyerhaeuser 5820 Road to the PWT 574 Road (SE1/4 S10 T11N R4W); south on the PWT 574 Road to the 570 Road (NW1/4 S14 T11N R4W); south on the 570 Road to the 500 Road (NW1/4 S14 T11N R4W); northeast on the 500 Road to the 560 Road (SW1/4 S12 T11N R4W); east on the 560 Road to the 540 Road (SE1/4 S12 T11N R4W); east and south on the 540 Road to the 500 Road (SE1/4 S18 T11N R3W); east on the PWT 500 Road to the Wildwood Road (N1/2 S20 T11N R3W); south on the Wildwood Road to the point of beginning, the PWT 600 Road junction (SE1/4 S29 T11N R3W).
Elk Area No. 5062 Trout Lake (Klickitat County): Those portions of GMUs 560 (Lewis River) and 578 (West Klickitat) beginning at the intersection of SR 141 and Sunnyside Road; north on Sunnyside Road to Mount Adams Recreational Area Road; north on Mount Adams Recreational Area Road to USFS Road 23; north on USFS Road 23 to DNR T-4300 Road; west on DNR T-4300 Road to Trout Lake Creek Road; south on Trout Lake Creek Road to SR 141; east and south on SR 141 to the intersection of SR 141 and Sunnyside Road to the point of beginning.
Elk Area No. 5063 Pumice Plain (Cowlitz and Skamania counties): That part of GMU 522 beginning at the confluence of the N. Fork Toutle River and Castle Creek; East along the N. Fork Toutle River to USFS trail 207; south along USFS trail 207 to USFS trail 216E; southwest along USFS trail 216E to USFS trail 216; west along USGS trail 216 to USGS 216G; northwest along USFS trail 216G to USGS trail 221; north along USFS 221 to Castle Creek; northwest along Castle Creek to N. Fork Toutle River and point of beginning.
Elk Area No. 5064 Upper Smith Creek (Skamania County): That part of GMU 522 beginning at the U.S. Forest Service Rd. 99 and U.S. Forest Service Trail 225 (Smith Creek Trail) junction; south on Trail 225 to Ape Canyon Creek; south and west up Ape Canyon Creek to U.S. Forest Service Trail 216 (Loowit Trail); north on Trail 216 to U.S. Forest Service Trail 216D (Abraham Trail); north on Trail 216D to U.S. Forest Service Trail 207 (Truman Trail); north and east on Trail 207 to U.S. Forest Service Rd. 99; north and east on U.S. Forest Service Rd. 99 to the junction of U.S. Forest Service Rd. 99 and U.S. Forest Service Trail 225 and the point of beginning.
Elk Area No. 5065 Mount Whittier (Skamania County): That part of GMU 522 beginning at the U.S. Forest Service Trail 1 (Boundary Trail) and U.S. Forest Service Trail 214 (Whittier Ridge Trail) junction; west on the U.S. Forest Service Trail 1 to U.S. Forest Service Trail 230 (Coldwater Trail); north on U.S. Forest Service Trail 230 to U.S. Forest Service Trail 211 (Lakes Trail); east on Trail 211 to U.S. Forest Service Trail 214; south on U.S. Forest Service Trail 214 to the junction of U.S. Forest Service Trail 214 and U.S. Forest Service Trail 1 and the point of beginning.
Elk Area No. 5090 JBH (Wahkiakum County): The mainland portion of the Julia Butler Hansen National Wildlife Refuge, as administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as described: Beginning at the junction of State Route 4 and Steamboat Island Slough Road, northwest on Steamboat Island Slough Road to Brooks Slough Road, east on Brooks Slough Road to State Route 4, south on State Route 4 to Steamboat Slough Road and point of beginning.
Elk Area No. 5099 Mudflow (Cowlitz County): That part of GMU 522 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 (Weyco) 3020 line; NW along Weyco 3020 line to Weyco 3000 line; E along Weyco 3000 line to Weyco 3000P line; E on the 3000P line to Weyco 5600 Line to the Mount Saint Helens National Volcanic Monument Boundary; N on the Mount Saint Helens National Volcanic Monument Boundary to SR 504; 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.
Elk Area No. 6010 Mallis (Pacific County): That part of GMUs 506, 672, and 673 within one and one-half mile either side of SR 6 between the east end of Elk Prairie Rd and the Mallis Landing Rd, and all lands within a half mile of Elk Creek Rd bounded on the south by Monohon Landing Rd.
Elk Area No. 6011 Centralia Mine (Lewis County): That portion of GMU 667 within Centralia Mine property boundary.
Elk Area No. 6012 Tri Valley (Grays Harbor and Mason counties): Those portions of GMUs 648 (Wynoochee) and 651 (Satsop) within one mile of Brady-Matlock Road from State Highway 12 north to the junction with Schaefer State Park Road (east Satsop Road) and all lands within one mile of Wynoochee Valley Road from State Highway 12 north to the junction with Cougar Smith Road, and all lands within one mile of Wishkah Valley Road from north Aberdeen city limit to mile post 16 and all lands within 2 miles north of SR 12 between the Satsop River and Schouweiler and Hurd roads and then a line north from the end of Hurd Road to a point 2 miles north of SR 12.
Elk Area No. 6013 (Pierce County): That part of GMU 652 beginning at the intersection of Highway 167 and Highway 410; north on Highway 167 to Highway 18; east on Highway 18 to Highway 164; southeasterly on Highway 164 to Highway 410; westerly on Highway 410 to Highway 167 and the point of beginning.
Elk Area No. 6054 Puyallup River (Pierce County): That portion of GMU 654 beginning at the intersection of Mount Rainier National Park's western boundary and State Route (SR) 706; W on SR 706 to 278th Ave E; N on 278th Ave E to WA Dept of Natural Resources' (DNR) 1300 Rd; NW on DNR 1300 Rd to Scott Turner Rd; NW on Scott Turner Rd to Alder Cutoff Rd; W and NE on Alder Cutoff Rd to Center St SE in the town of Eatonville; NW on Center St SE to SR 161; N and W on SR 161 to Orville Rd E; N on Orville Rd E, past Lake Ohop and Lake Kapowsin, to the bridge crossing the Puyallup River; SE up the Puyallup River to Mount Rainier National Park's western boundary; S on Mount Rainier National Park's western boundary to SR 706 and the point of beginning.
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 east of Gatton Creek and Lake Quinault excluding US Forest Service (USFS) Colonel Bob Wilderness Area.
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): That part of GMU 667 (Skookumchuck) beginning at the intersection of Salzer Valley Rd and S Pearl St (Centralia); N on S Pearl St to N Pearl St; N on N Pearl St to State Hwy 507; W and N on State Hwy 507 to Skookumchuck Rd; E on Skookumchuck Rd to the first bridge over the Skookumchuck River; E along the Skookumchuck River to the Skookumchuck Rd bridge; E on Skookumchuck Rd to the steel tower power line; SW along the power line to Big Hanaford Rd; E and S along Big Hanaford Rd to the intersection with the main stem of Hanaford Creek; SE along Hanaford Creek to the range line between Range 1W and Range 1E of Township 14N; S on the range line between Range 1W and Range 1E of Township 14N to Mitchell Creek; SW on Mitchell Creek to the North Fork of the Newaukum River; SW on the North Fork of the Newaukum River to North Fork Rd; W on North Fork Rd to Centralia-Alpha Rd; W on Centralia-Alpha Rd to Salzer Valley Rd and the point of beginning.
Elk Area No. 6071 Dungeness (Clallam County): Portions of GMUs 621 (Olympic) and 624 (Coyle) beginning at the mouth of the Dungeness River; east and south along the coast of the Strait of Juan de Fuca to the mouth of Jimmycomelately Creek on Sequim Bay; south and west up Jimmycomelately Creek to US Hwy 101; east on US Hwy 101 to Chicken Coop Road; east and north on Chicken Coop Road to the Clallam-Jefferson county line; south and west along the Clallam-Jefferson county line to the Olympic National Park boundary; north and west along the Olympic Park boundary to McDonald Creek; north along McDonald Creek to US Hwy 101; east along US Hwy 101 to the Dungeness River; north down the Dungeness River to its mouth and the point of beginning.
Elk Area No. 6072 Sol Duc Valley (Clallam County): That portion of GMU 607 (Sol Duc) between the Sol Duc River and Hwy 101 from a point at the Sol Duc River bridge over Hwy 101 approximately 2 miles north of Forks to the westernmost Sol Duc River bridge over Hwy 101 at a point approximately 1 mile east of Lake Pleasant.
Elk Area No. 6073 Clearwater Valley (Jefferson County): That portion of GMU 615 (Clearwater) within one mile of the Clearwater Road from the Quinault Indian Reservation boundary to a point 4 miles to the north.
AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 13-11-078, filed 5/16/13, effective 6/16/13)
WAC 232-28-342 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15 Small game and other wildlife seasons and regulations.
Hunters must comply with the bag, possession, and season limits described in this section. Failure to do so constitutes a violation of RCW 77.15.245, 77.15.400, or 77.15.430, depending on the species hunted and the circumstances of the violation.
STATEWIDE SEASONS:
(1) FOREST GROUSE (BLUE, RUFFED, AND SPRUCE)
(a) BAG AND POSSESSION LIMITS: 4 grouse per day, straight or mixed bag, with a total of 12 grouse in possession at any time.
(b) SEASON DATES: Sept. 1 - Dec. 31, 2012, 2013, 2014.
(2) BOBCAT
(a) BAG AND POSSESSION LIMITS: No limit.
(b) SEASON DATES: Sept. 1 - Mar. 15, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015.
(c) RESTRICTION: It is unlawful to hunt bobcat with dogs.
(3) raccoon
(a) BAG AND POSSESSION LIMITS: No limit.
(b) OPEN AREA: Statewide, EXCEPT closed on Long Island within Willapa National Wildlife Refuge.
(c) SEASON DATES: Sept. 1 - Mar. 15, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015.
(4) fox
(a) BAG AND POSSESSION LIMITS: No limit.
(b) OPEN AREA: Statewide, EXCEPT closed within the exterior boundaries of the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie, Okanogan, Wenatchee, and Gifford Pinchot National Forests and GMUs 407 and 410.
(c) SEASON DATES:
(i) Sept. 1, 2012 - Mar. 15, 2013;
(ii) Sept. 1, 2013 - Mar. 15, 2014; and
(iii) Sept. 1, 2014 - Mar. 15, 2015.
(5) coyote
(a) BAG AND POSSESSION LIMITS: No limit.
(b) OPEN AREA: Statewide.
(c) SEASON DATES: Year-round.
(d) RESTRICTION: It is unlawful to hunt coyote with dogs.
(6) COTTONTAIL RABBIT AND SNOWSHOE HARE (OR WASHINGTON HARE)
(a) BAG AND POSSESSION LIMITS: 5 cottontails or snowshoe hares per day, with a total of 15 in possession at any time, straight or mixed bag.
(b) SEASON DATES:
(i) Sept. 1, 2012 - Mar. 15, 2013;
(ii) Sept. 1, 2013 - Mar. 15, 2014; and
(iii) Sept. 1, 2014 - Mar. 15, 2015.
(7) crows
(a) BAG AND POSSESSION LIMITS: No limit.
(b) SEASON DATES:
(i) Sept. 1, 2012 - Dec. 31, 2012;
(ii) Sept. 1, 2013 - Dec. 31, 2013; and
(iii) Sept. 1, 2014 - Dec. 31, 2014.
(8) jackrabbit:
Closed statewide.
(9) ptarmigan, sage, and sharp-tailed grouse:
Closed statewide.
(10) WILD TURKEY:
(a) YOUTH SEASON
(i) LEGAL BIRD: Male turkeys and turkeys with visible beards only.
(ii) SEASON DATES:
(A) April 7-8, 2012;
(B) April 6-7, 2013;
(C) April 5-6, 2014; and
(D) April 4-5, 2015.
(b) spring season
(i) LEGAL BIRD: Male turkeys and turkeys with visible beards only.
(ii) SEASON DATES:
(A) April 15 - May 31, 2012;
(B) April 15 - May 31, 2013;
(C) April 15 - May 31, 2014; and
(D) April 15 - May 31, 2015.
(iii) BAG LIMIT: The combined spring/youth season limit is 3 birds. Only 2 turkeys may be killed in Eastern Washington, except only one (1) may be killed in Chelan, Kittitas, or Yakima counties. One (1) turkey may be killed per year in Western Washington outside of Klickitat County. Two (2) turkeys may be killed in Klickitat County.
(c) FALL NORTHEAST BEARDLESS TURKEY SEASON
(i) LEGAL BIRD: Beardless only.
(ii) LEGAL HUNTER: Open to all hunters with a valid turkey tag.
(iii) OPEN AREA: GMUs 105-142.
(iv) SEASON DATES:
(A) Sept. 22 - Oct. 12, 2012;
(B) Sept. 21 - Oct. 11, 2013; and
(C) Sept. 20 - Oct. 10, 2014.
(v) BAG LIMIT: Two (2) beardless turkeys (in addition to other fall turkey harvest).
(d) early fall general season
(i) LEGAL BIRD: Either sex.
(ii) LEGAL HUNTER: Open to all hunters with a valid turkey tag.
(iii) OPEN AREA: GMUs 101, 124-142, 145-154, and 162-186.
(iv) SEASON DATES:
(A) Sept. 22 - Oct. 12, 2012;
(B) Sept. 21 - Oct. 11, 2013; and
(C) Sept. 20 - Oct. 10, 2014.
(v) BAG LIMIT: One (1) turkey (in addition to other fall turkey harvest).
(e) fall permit seasons
(i) LEGAL BIRD: Either sex.
(ii) LEGAL HUNTER: All hunters who are selected in the fall turkey special permit drawing and who also possess a valid turkey tag.
Hunt Name
Permit Season Dates
Special Restrictions
Boundary Description
Permits
Bag Limit*
Klickitat
Sept. 22 - Oct. 12, 2012, Sept. 21 - Oct. 11, 2013, Sept. 20 - Oct. 10, 2014
Either sex
GMUs 382, 388, 568-578
150
 
1
 
Methow
Nov. 15 - Dec. 15, 2012, 2013, 2014
Either sex
GMUs 218-231 and 242
50
 
1
 
Teanaway
Nov. 15 - Dec. 15, 2012, 2013, 2014
Either sex
GMU 335
50
 
1
 
*BAG LIMIT: During the fall permit hunting seasons.
(f) late fall season
(i) LEGAL BIRD: Either sex.
(ii) LEGAL HUNTER: Open to all hunters with a valid turkey tag.
(iii) OPEN AREA: GMUs 105-154, 162-186.
(iv) SEASON DATES:
(A) Nov. 20 - Dec. 15, 2012;
(B) Nov. 20 - Dec. 15, 2013; and
(C) Nov. 20 - Dec. 15, 2014.
(v) BAG LIMIT: One (1) turkey.
(g) hunter education instructor incentive permits
(i) LEGAL BIRD: Male turkeys and turkeys with visible beards only.
(ii) LEGAL HUNTER: Qualified hunter education instructors who are selected through a random drawing. Hunter education instructors qualify if the instructor is certified and has been in active status for a minimum of 3 consecutive years, inclusive of the year prior to the permit drawing. Instructors who are drawn, accept a permit, and are able to participate in the hunt will not be eligible for a hunter education instructor incentive permit for 10 years after they are drawn for the incentive permit.
(iii) OPEN AREA: Statewide.
(iv) SEASON DATES: April 1 - May 31, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015.
(v) PERMITS: 2 individuals will be drawn for this permit per year.
(h) official hunting hours for wild turkey:
1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset during spring and fall seasons.
(i) special rules for wild turkey:
(i) Turkey season is open for shotgun shooting #4 shot or smaller, archery, and muzzleloader shotgun shooting #4 shot or smaller.
(ii) It is unlawful to hunt turkey unless the hunter possesses a turkey tag.
(iii) It is unlawful to hunt turkeys with dogs.
(iv) It is unlawful to bait game birds.
eastern washington seasons:
(11) RING-NECKED PHEASANT
(a) BAG AND POSSESSION LIMITS: Three (3) cock pheasants per day. Hunters may possess up to 15 cock pheasants at any one time.
(b) YOUTH SEASON DATES: Open only to youth hunters accompanied by an adult 18 years of age or older.
(i) Sept. 22-23, 2012;
(ii) Sept. 21-22, 2013; and
(iii) Sept. 20-21, 2014.
(c) HUNTERS SIXTY-FIVE YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER SEASON DATES:
(i) Sept. 24-28, 2012;
(ii) Sept. 23-27, 2013; and
(iii) Sept. 22-26, 2014.
(d) REGULAR SEASON DATES:
(i) Oct. 20, 2012 - Jan. 13, 2013;
(ii) Oct. 19, 2013 - Jan. 12, 2014; and
(iii) Oct. 18, 2014 - Jan. 11, 2015.
(12) chukar
(a) BAG AND POSSESSION LIMITS: 6 chukar per day. Hunters may possess up to 18 chukar at any one time.
(b) YOUTH SEASON DATES: Open only to youth hunters accompanied by an adult 18 years of age or older.
(i) Sept. 22-23, 2012;
(ii) Sept. 21-22, 2013; and
(iii) Sept. 20-21, 2014.
(c) REGULAR SEASON DATES:
(i) Oct. 6, 2012 - Jan. 21, 2013;
(ii) Oct. 5, 2013 - Jan. 20, 2014; and
(iii) Oct. 4, 2014 - Jan. 19, 2015.
(13) gray (hungarian) partridge
(a) BAG AND POSSESSION LIMITS: 6 gray partridges per day. Hunters may possess up to 18 gray partridges at any one time.
(b) YOUTH SEASON DATES: Open only to youth hunters accompanied by an adult 18 years of age or older.
(i) Sept. 22-23, 2012;
(ii) Sept. 21-22, 2013; and
(iii) Sept. 20-21, 2014.
(c) REGULAR SEASON DATES:
(i) Oct. 6, 2012 - Jan. 21, 2013;
(ii) Oct. 5, 2013 - Jan. 20, 2014; and
(iii) Oct. 4, 2014 - Jan. 19, 2015.
(14) mountain quail
Closed throughout Eastern Washington.
(15) california (valley) quail and northern bobwhite
(a) BAG AND POSSESSION LIMITS: 10 quail per day. Hunters may possess up to 30 quail at any one time, straight or mixed bag.
(b) YOUTH SEASON DATES: Open only to youth hunters accompanied by an adult 18 years of age or older.
(i) Sept. 22-23, 2012;
(ii) Sept. 21-22, 2013; and
(iii) Sept. 20-21, 2014.
(c) REGULAR SEASON DATES:
(i) Oct. 6, 2012 - Jan. 21, 2013;
(ii) Oct. 5, 2013 - Jan. 20, 2014; and
(iii) Oct. 4, 2014 - Jan. 19, 2015.
western washington seasons:
(16) ring-necked pheasant
(a) BAG AND POSSESSION LIMITS: 2 pheasants of either sex per day. Hunters may possess up to 15 pheasants at any one time.
(b) YOUTH SEASON DATES: Open only to youth hunters accompanied by an adult 18 years of age or older.
(i) Sept. 22-23, 2012;
(ii) Sept. 21-22, 2013; and
(iii) Sept. 20-21, 2014.
(c) HUNTERS SIXTY-FIVE YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER SEASON DATES:
(i) Sept. 24-28, 2012;
(ii) Sept. 23-27, 2013; and
(iii) Sept. 22-26, 2014.
(d) REGULAR SEASON DATES: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
(i) Sept. 29 - Nov. 30, 2012;
(ii) Sept. 28 - Nov. 30, 2013; and
(iii) Sept. 27 - Nov. 30, 2014.
(e) EXTENDED SEASON DATES:
(i) Dec. 1-15, 2012, 2013, 2014.
(ii) 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. only at the following release sites: Belfair, Fort Lewis, Kosmos, Lincoln Creek, Scatter Creek, Skookumchuck, and all Whidbey Island release sites EXCEPT Bayview.
(iii) The department will not release pheasants during the extended season.
(f) SPECIAL RESTRICTION: Western Washington pheasant hunters must choose to hunt only on 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, and all hunting sites on Whidbey Island. Hunters must indicate their choice of odd-numbered or even-numbered weekend days 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 in the morning on both odd-numbered and even-numbered weekend days. Youth hunters must be accompanied by an adult 18 years of age or older, and the adult must have an appropriately marked pheasant permit if hunting.
(17) mountain quail
(a) BAG AND POSSESSION LIMITS: 2 mountain quail per day. Hunters may possess up to 4 mountain quail at any one time.
(b) SEASON DATES:
(i) Sept. 29 - Nov. 30, 2012;
(ii) Sept. 28 - Nov. 30, 2013; and
(iii) Sept. 27 - Nov. 30, 2014.
(18) california (valley) quail and northern bobwhite
(a) BAG AND POSSESSION LIMITS: 10 California (valley) quail or northern bobwhite per day. Hunters may possess up to 30 California (valley) quail or northern bobwhite at any one time, straight or mixed bag.
(b) SEASON DATES:
(i) Sept. 29 - Nov. 30, 2012;
(ii) Sept. 28 - Nov. 30, 2013; and
(iii) Sept. 27 - Nov. 30, 2014.
falconry seasons:
(19) upland game bird and forest grouse - falconry
(a) BAG AND POSSESSION LIMITS:
(i) 2 pheasants (either sex);
(ii) 6 partridge;
(iii) 5 California (valley) quail or northern bobwhite;
(iv) 2 mountain quail (in Western Washington only);
(v) 3 forest grouse (blue, ruffed, spruce) per day; and
(vi) Possession limit is twice the daily bag limit.
(b) OPEN AREA: Statewide.
(c) SEASON DATES:
(i) Aug. 1, 2012 - Mar. 15, 2013;
(ii) Aug. 1, 2013 - Mar. 15, 2014; and
(iii) Aug. 1, 2014 - Mar. 15, 2015.
(20) turkey - falconry
(a) A turkey tag is required to hunt turkey during the turkey falconry season.
(b) BAG AND POSSESSION LIMITS: One (1) turkey (either sex) per turkey tag, with a maximum of 2 turkeys. Hunters may possess up to 2 turkeys at any one time.
(c) OPEN AREA: Eastern Washington.
(d) SEASON DATES:
(i) Sept. 1, 2012 - Feb. 15, 2013;
(ii) Sept. 1, 2013 - Feb. 15, 2014; and
(iii) Sept. 1, 2014 - Feb. 15, 2015.
(21) mourning dove - falconry
(a) BAG AND POSSESSION LIMITS: 3 mourning doves per day, straight bag or mixed bag with snipe, coots, ducks, and geese during established seasons. The possession limit is ((twice)) three times the daily limit.
(b) OPEN AREA: Statewide.
(c) SEASON DATES: Sept. 1 - Dec. 16, 2012, 2013, 2014.
(22) cottontail rabbit and snowshoe hare - falconry
(a) BAG AND POSSESSION LIMITS: 5 cottontails or snowshoe hares per day, straight or mixed bag. Hunters may possess up to 15 cottontails or snowshoe hares at any one time, straight or mixed bag.
(b) OPEN AREA: Statewide.
(c) SEASON DATES:
(i) Aug. 1, 2012 - Mar. 15, 2013;
(ii) Aug. 1, 2013 - Mar. 15, 2014; and
(iii) Aug. 1, 2014 - Mar. 15, 2015.
other seasons:
(23) canada goose september season
(a) WESTERN WASHINGTON:
(i) BAG AND POSSESSION LIMITS:
(A) 5 Canada geese per day; hunters may possess up to ((10)) 15 Canada geese at any time, EXCEPT:
(B) In Cowlitz and Wahkiakum counties and that part of Clark County north of the Washougal River: 3 Canada geese per day; hunters may possess up to ((6)) 9 at any one time.
(C) In Pacific County: 15 Canada geese per day; hunters may possess up to 45 at any one time.
(ii) SEASON DATES: Sept. 10-15, 2012, 2013, and 2014, EXCEPT Pacific County: Sept. 1-15, 2012, 2013, and 2014.
(b) EASTERN WASHINGTON:
(i) BAG AND POSSESSION LIMITS: 3 Canada geese per day; hunters may possess up to 6 at any one time.
(ii) SEASON DATES: Sept. 14-15, 2012, 2013, and Sept. 13-14, 2014.
(24) mourning dove
(a) BAG AND POSSESSION LIMITS: 10 mourning doves per day. Hunters may possess up to ((20)) 30 mourning doves at any one time.
(b) OPEN AREA: Statewide.
(c) SEASON DATES: Sept. 1-30, 2012, 2013, 2014.
(25) band-tailed pigeon
(a) BAG AND POSSESSION LIMITS: 2 band-tailed pigeons per day. Hunters may possess up to ((4)) 6 band-tailed pigeons at any one time.
(b) OPEN AREA: Statewide.
(c) SEASON DATES: Sept. 15-23, 2012, 2013, 2014.
(d) WRITTEN AUTHORIZATION IS REQUIRED TO HUNT BAND-TAILED PIGEONS:
(i) Hunters must possess a special migratory bird hunting authorization and harvest record card for band-tailed pigeons when hunting band-tailed pigeons. Immediately after taking a band-tailed pigeon into possession, hunters must record the required information in ink on the harvest record card. Hunters must report harvest information from band-tailed pigeon harvest record cards to the Washington department of fish and wildlife (WDFW) so that the department receives the information by September 30 following the current season. Every person issued a migratory bird hunting authorization and harvest record card must return the entire card to WDFW or report the card information at the designated internet site listed on the harvest record card. If a hunter fails to report his or her harvest by the reporting deadline, he or she is in violation of reporting requirements.
(ii) Beginning with the 2013 license year, hunters who do not report band-tailed pigeon hunting activity by the reporting deadline for any harvest record card are required to pay a ten dollar administrative fee before any new migratory bird authorization and harvest record card is issued. A hunter may only be penalized a maximum of ten dollars during a license year.
(26) bird dog training season
(a) 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 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 the hunter has proof of lawful acquisition (invoices) and the birds are appropriately marked (WAC 232-12-271 and 232-12-044).
(b) OPEN AREA: Statewide.
(c) SEASON DATES: Aug. 1, 2012 - Mar. 31, 2013; Aug. 1, 2013 - Mar. 31, 2014; Aug. 1, 2014 - Mar. 31, 2015.
(d) Only youth and seniors may train dogs during their respective seasons on designated Western Washington pheasant release sites.
(e) Bird dog training may be conducted year round on areas posted for bird dog training on portions of:
(i) Region One - Espanola (T24N, R40E, E 1/2 of section 16);
(ii) Region Three - South L. T. Murray Wildlife Area;
(iii) Region Four - Skagit Wildlife Area, Lake Terrell Wildlife Area, and Snoqualmie Wildlife Area;
(iv) Region Five - Shillapoo/Vancouver Lake Wildlife Area;
(v) Region Six - Scatter Creek Wildlife Area, Fort Lewis Military Base.
(27) yakama indian reservation:
The 2012-13, 2013-14, and 2014-15 upland bird seasons within the Yakama Indian Reservation are the same as the season established by the Yakama Indian Nation.
(28) colville indian reservation:
The 2012-13, 2013-14, and 2014-15 upland bird seasons within the Colville Indian Reservation are the same as the season established by the Colville Indian Tribe.
HIP REQUIREMENTS:
(29) All hunters of migratory game birds (duck, goose, coot, snipe, mourning dove, and band-tailed pigeon) age 16 and over are required to complete a Harvest Information Program (HIP) survey at a license dealer and possess a Washington Migratory Bird permit as evidence of compliance with this requirement when hunting migratory game birds.
(30) Youth hunters are required to complete a HIP survey and possess a free Washington Youth Migratory Bird permit as evidence of compliance with this requirement when hunting migratory game birds.
AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 13-11-078, filed 5/16/13, effective 6/16/13)
WAC 232-28-357 2012-2014 Deer general seasons and definitions.
It is unlawful to fail to comply with the bag, possession, and season limits described below. Violations of this section are punishable under RCW 77.15.410, Unlawful hunting of big game—Penalty.
Bag Limit: One (1) deer per hunter during the license year except where otherwise permitted by department rule.
Hunting Method: Hunters must select one of the hunting methods: Modern firearm, archery, or muzzleloader.
Any Buck Deer Seasons: Open only to the taking of deer with visible antlers (buck fawns illegal).
Antler Point: To qualify as an antler point, the point must be at least one inch long, measured on the longest side.
Antler Restrictions: APPLIES TO ALL HUNTERS DURING ANY GENERAL SEASON AND DESIGNATED SPECIAL PERMIT SEASONS. Buck deer taken in antler restricted game management units (GMUs) must meet minimum antler point requirements. Minimum antler point requirements are antler points on one side only. Eye guards are antler points when they are at least one inch long.
2-point Minimum GMUs: 437, 636, 654, and 681.
3-point Minimum GMUs: All mule deer in 100, 200, and 300 series GMUs; white-tailed deer in GMUs 127, 130, 133, 136, 139, 142, 145, 149, 154, 162, 163, 166, 169, 172, 175, 178, 181, 186, and black-tailed deer in GMU 578.
4-point Minimum GMUs: All white-tailed deer in GMUs 117 and 121.
Permit-only Units: The following GMUs require a special permit to hunt deer: 157 (Mill Creek Watershed), 290 (Desert), 329 (Quilomene), 371 (Alkali), and 485 (Green River).
GMUs Closed to Deer Hunting: 490 (Cedar River) and 522 (Loo-wit).
Types of deer that a person may legally hunt in Washington:
Black-tailed Deer: Any member of black-tailed/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 the Klickitat River; south down Klickitat River to the Columbia River.
Mule Deer: Any member of black-tailed/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 the Klickitat River; south down Klickitat River to the Columbia River.
White-tailed Deer: Any white-tailed 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: A valid modern firearm deer tag 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
2012 Dates
2013 Dates
2014 Dates
Game Management Units (GMUs)
Legal Deer
HIGH BUCK HUNTS
 
Sept. 15-25
Sept. 15-25
Sept. 15-25
Alpine Lakes, Mount Baker, Glacier Peak, Pasayten, Olympic Peninsula, and Henry Jackson Wilderness Areas and Lake Chelan Recreation Area
3 pt. min.
GENERAL SEASON
Western
Washington
Black-tailed Deer
Oct. 13-31
Oct. 12-31
Oct. 11-31
407, 418, 426, 448, 450, 454, 460, 466, 501 through 520, 524 through 556, 560, 568, 572, 574, 601 through 633, 638 through 653, 658 through 673, 684
Any buck
 
 
 
 
410, 411, 412, 413, 414, 415, 416, 417, 419, 420, 421, 422, 564, 655, Deer Area 6020
Any deer
 
 
 
 
578
3 pt. min.
 
 
 
 
437, 636, 654, 681
2 pt. min.
Eastern
Washington
White-tailed Deer
Oct. 13-26
Oct. 12-25
Oct. 11-24
101, 105, 108, 111, 113, 124
Any white-tailed buck
 
Oct. 13-21
Oct. 12-20
Oct. 11-19
203 through 284((, 328, 330 through 368, 372))
Any white-tailed buck
 
Oct. 13-21
Oct. 12-20
Oct. 11-19
127 through 154, 162 through 186
White-tailed, 3 pt. min.
 
 
 
 
379, 381
Any white-tailed deer
 
Oct. 13-26
Oct. 12-25
Oct. 11-24
373
Any white-tailed deer
Eastern Washington White-tailed Deer in GMUs 117 and 121
Oct. 13-26
Oct. 12-25
Oct. 11-24
117, 121
White-tailed, 4 pt. min.
Eastern
Washington
Mule Deer
Oct. 13-21
Oct. 12-20
Oct. 11-19
101 through 154, 162 through 169, 172 (except Dear Area 1040), 175 through 186, 203 through 284, 328, 330 through 368, 372, 379, 381
Mule deer, 3 pt. min.
 
Oct. 13-26
Oct. 12-25
Oct. 11-24
373, 382, 388
Mule deer, 3 pt. min.
LATE GENERAL SEASON
Western
Washington
Black-tailed Deer
Nov. 15-18
Nov. 14-17
Nov. 13-16
407, 454, 466, 501 through 520, 524 through 560, 568, 572, 601 through 633, 638 through 653, 658 through 673, 684 and 699
Any buck
 
 
 
 
636, 654, 681
2 pt. min.
 
Nov. 15-18
Nov. 14-17
Nov. 13-16
410, 411, 412, 413, 414, 415, 416, 417, 419, 420, 421, 422, 564, 655, Deer Area 6020
Any deer
Eastern
Washington
White-tailed Deer
Nov. 10-19
Nov. 9-19
Nov. 8-19
105, 108, 111, 113, 124
Any white-tailed buck
Eastern
Washington
White-tailed Deer in GMUs 117 and 121
Nov. 10-19
Nov. 9-19
Nov. 8-19
117, 121
White-tailed, 4 pt. min.
HUNTERS 65 AND OVER, DISABLED, OR YOUTH GENERAL SEASONS
Eastern
Washington
White-tailed Deer
Oct. 13-26
Oct. 12-25
Oct. 11-24
124
Any white-tailed deer
 
Oct. 18-21
Oct. 17-20
Oct. 16-19
101, 105, 108, 111, 113
Any white-tailed deer
 
Nov. 10-19
Nov. 9-19
Nov. 8-19
Deer Area 1050
Any white-tailed deer
 
Nov. 10-19
Nov. 9-19
Nov. 8-19
Deer Areas 1060, 1070, 1080
White-tailed, antlerless only
 
Oct. 13-21
Oct. 12-20
Oct. 11-19
127 through 142, 145, 149, 154, ((and)) Deer Area 1010, and 178
White-tailed, 3 pt. min. or antlerless
Eastern
Washington
White-tailed Deer in GMUs 117 and 121
Oct. 18-21
Oct. 17-20
Oct. 16-19
117, 121
White-tailed, 4 pt. min. or antlerless
ARCHERY DEER SEASONS
License Required: A valid big game hunting license, which includes a deer species option.
Tag Required: A valid archery deer tag for the area hunted.
Special Notes: Archery tag holders can only hunt during archery seasons with archery equipment (WAC 232-12-054).
Hunt Area
2012 Dates
2013 Dates
2014 Dates
Game Management Units (GMUs)
Legal Deer
EARLY ARCHERY GENERAL DEER SEASONS
Western
Washington
Black-tailed Deer
Sept. 1-28
Sept. 1-27
Sept. 1-26
407 through 426, 448, 450, 454, 466, 501, 504, 505, 510, 513, 520, 554, 564, 568, 621 through 633, 642 through 652, 655, 658 through 672, 684 and 699
Any deer
 
 
 
 
460, 503, 601, 603, 615, 618, 673
Any buck
 
 
 
 
437, 636, 654, 681
2 pt. min. or antlerless
 
 
 
 
578
3 pt. min.
 
Sept. 1-23
Sept. 1-22
Sept. 1-21
516, 524, 556, 638, 653
Any deer
 
 
 
 
506, 530, 550, 560, 572, 574, 602, 607, 612
Any buck
Eastern
Washington
Mule Deer
Sept. 1-28
Sept. 1-27
Sept. 1-26
105 through 121, 166, 169, 172 (except Dear Area 1040), 175, 181, 243, 334
3 pt. min.
 
 
 
 
124 through 142, 145, 149, 186, 244 through 247, 249, 250, 260, 372, 373, 379, 381, 382, 388
3 pt. min. or antlerless
 
Sept. 1-23
Sept. 1-22
Sept. 1-21
((149,)) 154, 178
3 pt. min. or antlerless
 
Sept. 1-23
Sept. 1-22
Sept. 1-21
162, 163, 251, 328, 335, 336, 340, 342, 346, 352, 356, 360, 364, 368
3 pt. min.
 
Sept. 1-15
Sept. 1-15
Sept. 1-15
101, 204 through 242, 248, 254, 262, 266, 269, 272, 278, 284
3 pt. min.
 
Sept. 16-28
Sept. 16-27
Sept. 16-26
101, 204 through 242, 248, 254, 262, 266, 269, 272, 278, 284
3 pt. min. or antlerless
Eastern Washington White-tailed Deer
Sept. 1-28
Sept. 1-27
Sept. 1-26
101, 105, 108, 111, 113
Any white-tailed buck
Sept. 1-28
Sept. 1-27
Sept. 1-26
124, 204 through 250, 254 through 284, 373, 379, 381
Any white-tailed deer
 
Sept. 1-28
Sept. 1-27
Sept. 1-26
127 through 145, 166, 181, 186
White-tailed, 3 pt. min. or antlerless
 
Sept. 1-23
Sept. 1-22
Sept. 1-21
((149,)) 154, 162, 163, 178
White-tailed, 3 pt. min. or antlerless
 
Sept. 1-23
Sept. 1-22
Sept. 1-((21)) 26
149, 169, 172 (except Dear Area 1040), 175
White-tailed, 3 pt. min.
Eastern Washington White-tailed Deer in GMUs 117 and 121
Sept. 1-28
Sept. 1-27
Sept. 1-26
117, 121
White-tailed, 4 pt. min.
LATE ARCHERY GENERAL DEER SEASONS
Western
Washington
Black-tailed Deer
Nov. 21 - Dec. 8
Nov. 27 - Dec. 8
Nov. 26 - Dec. 8
437, 636, 654, 681
2 pt. min. or antlerless
 
Nov. 21 - Dec. 15
Nov. 27 - Dec. 15
Nov. 26 - Dec. 15
466, 510 through 520, 524, 556, 638, 648, and 699
Any deer
 
Nov. 21 - Dec. 15
Nov. 27 - Dec. 15
Nov. 26 - Dec. 15
460, 506, 530, 560, 572, 601, 607 through 618
Any buck
 
Nov. 21 - Dec. 31
Nov. 27 - Dec. 31
Nov. 26 - Dec. 31
603, 624, 652, 655
Any buck
 
Nov. 21 - Dec. 31
Nov. 27 - Dec. 31
Nov. 26 - Dec. 31
407, 410, 411, 412, 413, 414, 415, 416, 417, 419, 420, 421, 422, 454, 505, 564, 627, 633, 642, 660 through 672
Any deer
Eastern
Washington
Mule Deer
Nov. 21-30
Nov. 21-30
Nov. 21-30
209, 215, 233, 243, 250
3 pt. min.
 
Nov. 21 - Dec. 8
Nov. 27 - Dec. 8
Nov. 26 - Dec. 8
346, 352, 364, 388, Deer Area 3682
3 pt. min.
 
Nov. 20 - Dec. 8
Nov. 20 - Dec. 8
Nov. 20 - Dec. 8
145, 163, 178
3 pt. min. or antlerless
 
Nov. 21 - Dec. 8
Nov. 27 - Dec. 8
Nov. 26 - Dec. 8
272, 278, 373
3 pt. min. or antlerless
 
Dec. 9-31
Dec. 9-31
Dec. 9-31
Deer Area 1021
Antlerless only
Eastern
Washington
White-tailed Deer
Nov. 10 - Dec. 15
Nov. 10 - Dec. 15
Nov. 10 - Dec. 15
101
Any white-tailed deer
 
Nov. 25 - Dec. 15
Nov. 25 - Dec. 15
Nov. 25 - Dec. 15
105, 108, 124
Any white-tailed deer
 
Nov. 25 - Dec. 15
Nov. 25 - Dec. 15
Nov. 25 - Dec. 15
127
White-tailed, 3 pt. min. or antlerless
 
Nov. 20 - Dec. 8
Nov. 20 - Dec. 8
Nov. 20 - Dec. 8
145, 163, 178
White-tailed, 3 pt. min. or antlerless
 
Nov. 21 - Dec. 15
Nov. 27 - Dec. 15
Nov. 26 - Dec. 15
204, 209, 215, 233, 243, 272, 278, 373
Any white-tailed deer
Eastern Washington White-tailed Deer in GMUs 117 and 121
Nov. 25 - Dec. 9
Nov. 25 - Dec. 9
Nov. 25 - Dec. 9
117, 121
White-tailed, 4 pt. min.
 
Dec. 10-15
Dec. 10-15
Dec. 10-15
117, 121
White-tailed, 4 pt. min. or antlerless
MUZZLELOADER DEER SEASONS
License Required: A valid big game hunting license, which includes a deer species option.
Tag Required: A valid muzzleloader deer tag 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 (WAC 232-12-051) or archery equipment (WAC 232-12-054).
Hunt Area
2012 Dates
2013 Dates
2014 Dates
Game Management Units (GMUs)
Legal Deer
High Buck Hunts
Sept. 15-25
Sept. 15-25
Sept. 15-25
Alpine Lakes, Glacier Peak, Pasayten, Olympic Peninsula, and Henry Jackson Wilderness areas, and Lake Chelan Recreation Area
3 pt. min.
EARLY MUZZLELOADER GENERAL DEER SEASONS
Western
Washington
Black-tailed Deer
Sept. 29 - Oct. 7
Sept. 28 - Oct. 6
Sept. 27 - Oct. 5
407, 418, 426, 448, 450, 501, 504, 505, 506, 510, 513, 516, 520, 530, 554, 556, 568, 572, 574, 603, 607, 612, 615, 624, 638, 642, 648, 660, 663, 672, 673, 684
Any buck
 
 
 
 
410, 411, 412, 413, 414, 415, 416, 417, 419, 420, 421, 422, 454, 564, 627, 652, 655, 666, Deer Area 6020
Any deer
 
 
 
 
437, 636
2 pt. min.
 
 
 
 
578
3 pt. min.
Eastern
Washington
White-tailed Deer
Sept. 29 - Oct. 7
Sept. 28 - Oct. 6
Sept. 27 - Oct. 5
101, 105, 108, 111, 113, 124, 203, 204, 209, 215, 231, 233, 239, 242, 243, 244, 245, 246, 248, 250, 251, 260, 272, 278, 284
White-tailed, any buck
 
 
 
 
142, 145, 149
White-tailed, 3 pt. min. or antlerless
 
 
 
 
127, 130, 133, 136, 139, 175, 181, 186
White-tailed, 3 pt. min.
 
 
 
 
373, 379
White-tailed, any deer
Eastern
Washington
White-tailed Deer in GMUs 117 and 121
Sept. 29 - Oct. 7
Sept. 28 - Oct. 6
Sept. 27 - Oct. 5
117, 121
White-tailed, 4 pt. min.
Eastern
Washington
Mule Deer
Sept. 29 - Oct. 7
Sept. 28 - Oct. 6
Sept. 27 - Oct. 5
101 through 149, 175, 181, 186, 203, 204, 209, 215, 231, 233, 239, 242, 243, 244, 245, 246, 248, 250, 251, 254, 260, 262, 266, 269, 272, 278, 284, 328, 330 through 342, 352 through 360, 368, 373, 379, 382
Mule deer, 3 pt. min.
 
 
 
 
((278
Mule deer, 3 pt. min. or antlerless))
LATE MUZZLELOADER GENERAL DEER SEASONS
Western
Washington
Black-tailed
Deer
Nov. 22 - Dec. 15
Nov. 28 - Dec. 15
Nov. 27 - Dec. 15
407, 410, 411, 412, 413, 414, 415, 416, 417, 419, 420, 421, 422, 454, 501, 504, 564, 627, 633, 666, 684, and Deer Area 6020
Any deer
 
 
 
 
654
2 pt. min.
 
 
 
 
460, 550, 602, 651, 658
Any buck
 
Nov. 22 - Dec. 6
Nov. 28 - Dec. 6
Nov. 27 - Dec. 6
667, 673
Any buck
 
Dec. 7-15
Dec. 7-15
Dec. 7-15
673
Any deer
Eastern
Washington
White-tailed Deer
Nov. 25 - Dec. 8
Nov. 25 - Dec. 8
Nov. 25 - Dec. 8
113
Any white-tailed buck
 
Nov. 25 - Dec. 8
Nov. 25 - Dec. 8
Nov. 25 - Dec. 8
130, 133, 136, 139
White-tailed, 3 pt. min. or antlerless
 
Nov. 20 - Dec. 8
Nov. 20 - Dec. 8
Nov. 20 - Dec. 8
172 (except Dear Area 1040), 181
White-tailed, 3 pt. min. or antlerless
 
Nov. 20-30
Nov. 20-30
Nov. 20-30
379, 381
Any white-tailed deer
Eastern
Washington
Mule Deer
Nov. 25 - Dec. 8
Nov. 25 - Dec. 8
Nov. 25 - Dec. 8
130
Antlerless
 
Nov. 20-30
Nov. 20-30
Nov. 20-30
381
3 pt. min. or antlerless
 
Nov. 20-30
Nov. 20-30
Nov. 20-30
379, 382
3 pt. min.
Reviser's note: The typographical errors in 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.
AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 13-11-078, filed 5/16/13, effective 6/16/13)
WAC 232-28-358 2012-2014 Elk general seasons and definitions.
It is unlawful to fail to comply with bag, possession, and season limits described below. A violation of this section is punishable under RCW 77.15.410, Unlawful hunting of big game—Penalty.
Bag Limit: One (1) elk per hunter during the license year, except where otherwise permitted by department rule. Any combination of seasons, tags, and permits set by the department will not exceed a maximum of two (2) elk per hunter during the license year.
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.
Antler Point: To qualify as an antler point, the point must be at least one inch long, measured on the longest side.
Branch: A branch is defined as any projection off the main antler beam that is at least one inch long, measured on the longest side, and longer than it is wide.
Spike Bull Antler Restrictions: Bull elk taken in spike-only game management units (GMUs) must have at least one antler with no branches originating more than 4 inches above where the antler attaches to the skull.
Spike-only GMUs: 145-154, 162-186, 249, and 336-368.
True Spike - Bull Antler Restrictions: Neither antler of bull elk taken in GMUs 251, and 328-335 can have branching originating more than 4 inches above where the antlers attach to the skull. Under the true-spike restriction, taking an elk that has two points on one side or antler points within one inch of the definitions regarding length of point, or point of origination, is an infraction under RCW 77.15.160. All other types of violations of the true-spike restriction are subject to current penalties and assessments under RCW 77.15.410 and 77.15.420.
True-spike GMUs: 251, 328-335.
3-point Antler Restrictions: Legal bull elk must have at least 3 antler points on one side, with at least 2 antler points above the ear. Eye guards are antler points when they are at least one inch long. 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, 652 for archers, 666, 684, and Elk Area 4941.
Permit-only Units: The following GMUs are closed to elk hunting during general elk seasons: 157, 371, 418, 485, 522, 524, 556, 621, 636, and 653.
GMUs Closed to Elk Hunting: 437 (except for Elk Area 4941) and 490.
Areas with Special Restrictions: There are modern firearm restrictions in GMU 334 and portions of GMU 660. GMU 554 is open only for early archery and muzzleloader seasons. Elk Area 6064 in GMU 638 (Quinault) is open to master hunters only.
Elk Tag Areas
Eastern Washington: All 100, 200, and 300 GMUs.
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.
WA - Western Washington Archery Tag
WF - Western Washington Modern Firearm General Elk Tag
WM - Western Washington Muzzleloader Tag
Modern Firearm General Elk Seasons
License Required: A valid big game hunting license with an elk tag option.
Tag Required: A valid modern firearm elk tag as listed below for the area hunted.
Hunting Method: May use modern firearm, bow and arrow, or muzzleloader, but only during modern firearm seasons.
Hunt Area
Elk Tag Area
Game Management Units (GMUs)
2012 Dates
2013 Dates
2014 Dates
Legal Elk
Eastern
Washington
EF
101, 105, 108, 111, 113, 117, 121, 204
Oct. 27 - Nov. 4
Oct. 26 - Nov. 3
Oct. 25 - Nov. 2
Any bull
 
 
145 through 154, 162 through 169, 172 (except Elk Area 1040), 175 through 186, 249, 336 through 368
Oct. 27 - Nov. 4
Oct. 26 - Nov. 3
Oct. 25 - Nov. 2
Spike bull
 
 
251, 328, 329, 334, 335
Oct. 27 - Nov. 4
Oct. 26 - Nov. 3
Oct. 26 - Nov. 2
True spike bull
 
 
Elk Area 3722*
Sept. 8-23
Sept. 7-22
Sept. 6-21
Antlerless only
 
 
124 through 142, 372, 382, 388
Oct. 27 - Nov. 4
Oct. 26 - Nov. 3
Oct. 25 - Nov. 2
Any elk
 
 
203, 209 through 248, 250, 254 through 290, 373, 379, 381
Oct. 27 - Nov. 15
Oct. 26 - Nov. 15
Oct. 25 - Nov. 15
Any elk
 
 
Elk Area 2033
Sept. 4-30
Sept. 3-30
Sept. 2-30
Antlerless only
 
 
Master Hunters Only: 371, Elk Area 3912
Aug. 1 - Jan. 20, 2013
Aug. 1 - Jan. 20, 2014
Aug. 1 - Jan. 20, 2015
Antlerless only
 
 
Master Hunters Only: Elk Area 3911**
Nov. 10 - Dec. 16
Nov. 9 - Dec. 15
Nov. 8 - Dec. 14
Antlerless only
 
 
Master Hunters Only: Elk Area 3911** 2nd tag.
Aug. 1 - Oct. 26
Aug. 1 - Oct. 25
Aug. 1 - Oct. 24
Antlerless only
 
 
Master Hunters Only: 127, 130
Dec. 9-31
Dec. 9-31
Dec. 9-31
Antlerless only
 
 
*GMU 372 and Elk Area 3722 are mainly private property. Hunters are not advised to try hunting these areas without making prior arrangements for access.
 
 
**Master Hunters who hunt in Elk Area 3911 may purchase a master hunter, Elk Area 3911, second elk transport tag. Only one (1) antlerless elk may be taken from Elk Area 3911 unless drawn for an antlerless elk special permit. Any legal weapon may be used. Master hunter, Elk Area 3911, second elk transport tags will be valid only for Elk Area 3911 from August 1 - October 26, 2012, August 1 - October 25, 2013, and August 1 - October 24, 2014. All hunters participating in the Elk Area 3911 hunt must wear hunter orange.
Western
Washington
WF
((407,)) 460, 466, 503, 505 through 520, 530, 550, 560, 568, 572, 574, 578, 601 through 618, 624 (except for Elk Area 6071), 627 through 633, 638 through 652, 654 through 684. Except master hunters only in Elk Area 6064.
Nov. 3-14
Nov. 2-13
Nov. 1-12
3 pt. min.
 
 
501, 504
Nov. 3-14
Nov. 2-13
Nov. 1-12
3 pt. min. or antlerless
 
 
407, 448, 564, 666
Nov. 3-14
Nov. 2-13
Nov. 1-12
Any elk
 
 
454
Nov. 3-14
Nov. 2-13
Nov. 1-12
Any bull
Archery General Elk Seasons
License Required: A valid big game hunting license with an elk tag option.
Tag Required: A valid archery elk tag as listed below for the area hunted.
Hunting Method: Bow and arrow only, as defined under 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 Area
Game Management Units (GMUs)
2012 Dates
2013 Dates
2014 Dates
Legal Elk
Early Archery General Elk Seasons
Eastern
Washington
EA
101 through 142, 243, 247, 249, 250, 373, 379, 381, 388
Sept. 4-16
Sept. 3-15
Sept. 2-14
Any elk
 
 
162, 166 ((through)), 169, 172 (except Elk Area 1040), 186
Sept. 4-16
Sept. 3-15
Sept. 2-14
Spike bull
 
 
328, 329((, 335))
Sept. 4-16
Sept. 3-15
Sept. 2-14
True spike bull
 
 
335
 
 
Sept. 2-14
True spike bull or antlerless
 
 
145, 149, 154, Elk Area 1010, Elk Area 1013, 163, 175, 178, 181, 334, 336, 340, 352, 356, 364
Sept. 4-16
Sept. 3-15
Sept. 2-14
Spike bull or antlerless
Western
Washington
WA
448, 454, 564, 652, 666
Sept. 4-16
Sept. 3-15
Sept. 2-14
Any elk
 
 
407
N/A
Sept. 3-27
Sept. 2-26
Any elk
 
 
501 through 505, 520, 550, 554, 560, 568, 572, 574, 578, 624, except for Elk Area 6071, Elk Area 6061, 654, 660, 667 through 673, 681, 684, 699
Sept. 4-16
Sept. 3-15
Sept. 2-14
3 pt. min. or antlerless
 
 
460, 466, 506, 510, 513, 516, 530, 601, 602, 603, 607, 612 through 618, 627, 633, 638 through 648, 651, 658, 663. Master hunters only in Elk Area 6064.
Sept. 4-16
Sept. 3-15
Sept. 2-14
3 pt. min.
Late Archery General Elk Seasons
Eastern
Washington
EA
101, 105, 108, 117, 121, 204
Nov. 25 - Dec. 8
Nov. 25 - Dec. 8
Nov. 25 - Dec. 8
Any bull
 
 
124, 127, 373, 388
Nov. 25 - Dec. 8
Nov. 25 - Dec. 8
Nov. 25 - Dec. 8
Any elk
 
 
178
Nov. 20 - Dec. 8
Nov. 20 - Dec. 8
Nov. 20 - Dec. 8
Antlerless only
 
 
Elk Area 1010, 163
Dec. 9 - Jan. 30, 2013
Dec. 9 - Jan. 30, 2014
Dec. 9 - Jan. 20, 2015
Antlerless only
 
 
203, 209 through 248, 250, 254 through 290, 379, 381. Must wear hunter orange.
Oct. 21 - Nov. 15
Oct. 27 - Nov. 15
Oct. ((26)) 25 - Nov. 15
Any elk
 
 
Master Hunters Only: 371, Elk Area 3912. Must wear hunter orange.
Aug. 1 - Jan. 20, 2013
Aug. 1 - Jan. 20, 2014
Aug. 1 - Jan. 20, 2015
Antlerless only
 
 
Master Hunters Only: Elk Area 3911**. Must wear hunter orange.
Nov. 10 - Dec. 16
Nov. 9 - Dec. 15
Nov. 8 - Dec. 14
Antlerless only
 
 
Master Hunters Only: Elk Area 3911** 2nd tag. Must wear hunter orange.
Aug. 1 - Oct. 26
Aug. 1 - Oct. 25
Aug. 1 - Oct. 24
Antlerless only
 
 
Master Hunters Only: 127, 130
 
Dec. 9-31
Dec. 9-31
Antlerless only
 
 
328, 334, 335, 342
Nov. 21 - Dec. 8
Nov. 27 - Dec. 8
Nov. 26 - Dec. 8
True spike bull or antlerless
 
 
336, 346, 352, 364, Elk Area 3681
Nov. 21 - Dec. 8
Nov. 27 - Dec. 8
Nov. 26 - Dec. 8
Spike bull or antlerless
Western
Washington
WA
503, 505, 667, 672, 681, and 699. Master hunters only in Elk Area 6064 portion of GMU 638.
Nov. 21 - Dec. 15
Nov. 27 - Dec. 15
Nov. 26 - Dec. 15
3 pt. min. or antlerless
 
 
407, 448, 454, 564, 666
Nov. 21 - Dec. 15
Nov. 27 - Dec. 15
Nov. 26 - Dec. 15
Any elk
 
 
603, 612, 615, 638, 648
Nov. 21 - Dec. 15
Nov. 27 - Dec. 15
Nov. 26 - Dec. 15
3 pt. min.
 
 
506, 520, 530
Nov. 21 - Dec. 15
Nov. 27 - Dec. 15
Nov. 26 - Dec. 15
Antlerless only
 
 
*GMU 372 and Elk Area 3722 are mainly private property. Hunters are not advised to try hunting these areas without making prior arrangements for access.
 
 
**Master Hunters who hunt in Elk Area 3911 may purchase a master hunter, Elk Area 3911, second elk transport tag. Only one (1) antlerless elk may be taken from Elk Area 3911 unless drawn for an antlerless elk special permit. Any legal weapon may be used. Master hunter, Elk Area 3911, second elk transport tags will be valid only for Elk Area 3911 from August 1 - October 26, 2012, August 1 - October 25, 2013, and August 1 - October 24, 2014. All hunters participating in the Elk Area 3911 hunt must wear hunter orange.
Muzzleloader General Elk Seasons
License Required: A valid big game hunting license with an elk tag option.
Tag Required: A valid muzzleloader elk tag as listed below for the area hunted.
Hunting Method: Muzzleloader, as defined under WAC 232-12-051, or bow and arrow, as defined under WAC 232-12-054.
Special Notes: Muzzleloader tag holders can only hunt during the muzzleloader seasons. Only hunters with tags identified in the Special Elk Permits tables may apply for special elk permits.
Hunt Area
Elk Tag Area
Game Management Units (GMUs)
2012 Dates
2013 Dates
2014 Dates
Legal Elk
Early Muzzleloader General Elk Seasons
Eastern
Washington
EM
101 through 121, 247
Oct. 6-12
Oct. 5-11
Oct. 4-10
Any bull
 
 
124 through 142, 245, 250
Oct. 6-12
Oct. 5-11
Oct. 4-10
Any elk
 
 
172 (except Elk Area 1040), 336 through 342, 352 through 360, 368
Oct. 6-12
Oct. 5-11
Oct. 4-10
Spike bull
 
 
335, Elk Area 2051
Oct. 6-12
Oct. 5-11
Oct. 4-10
True spike bull
Western
Washington
WM
407
N/A
Sept. 28 - Oct. 11
Sept. 27 - Oct. 10
((3 pt. min. or antlerless)) Any elk
448, 454, 564, 666, 684
Oct. 6-12
Oct. 5-11
Oct. 4-10
Any elk
 
 
460, 513, 530, 554, 568, 574, 578, 602, 603, 607, 627, 633, 638 except Elk Area 6064, 642, 660, 663, 672
Oct. 6-12
Oct. 5-11
Oct. 4-10
3 pt. min.
 
 
501, 503, 504, 652, except Elk Area 6013 closed to antlerless, 654, 667
Oct. 6-12
Oct. 5-11
Oct. 4-10
3 pt. min. or antlerless
Late Muzzleloader General Elk Seasons
Eastern
Washington
EM
130 through 142
Nov. 25 - Dec. 8
Nov. 25 - Dec. 8
Nov. 25 - Dec. 8
Any elk
 
 
204
Oct. 27 - Nov. 15
Oct. 26 - Nov. 15
Oct. 25 - Nov. 15
Any bull
 
 
203, 209 through 248, 250, 254 through 290, 373, 379, 381. Must wear hunter orange.
Oct. 27 - Nov. 15
Oct. 26 - Nov. 15
Oct. 25 - Nov. 15
Any elk
 
 
Master Hunters Only: 371, Elk Area 3912. Must wear hunter orange.
Aug. 1 - Jan. 20, 2013
Aug. 1 - Jan. 20, 2014
Aug. 1 - Jan. 20, 2015
Antlerless only
 
 
Master Hunters Only: Elk Area 3911**. Must wear hunter orange.
Nov. 10 - Dec. 16
Nov. 9 - Dec. 15
Nov. 8 - Dec. 14
Antlerless only
 
 
Master Hunters Only: Elk Area 3911**  2nd tag. Must wear hunter orange.
Aug. 1 - Oct. 26
Aug. 1 - Oct. 25
Aug. 1 - Oct. 24
Antlerless only
 
 
Master Hunters Only: 127, 130
 
Dec. 9-31
Dec. 9-31
Antlerless only
Western
Washington
WM
407
N/A
Nov. 27 - Dec. 15
Nov. 26 - Dec. 15
3 pt. min. or antlerless
501, 503, 504, 505, 652 except Elk Area 6013 closed to antlerless.
Nov. 21 - Dec. 8
Nov. 27 - Dec. 8
Nov. 26 - Dec. 8
3 pt. min. or antlerless
 
 
448, 454, 564, 666, 684
Nov. 21 - Dec. 15
Nov. 27 - Dec. 15
Nov. 26 - Dec. 15
Any elk
 
 
568, 574, 578
Nov. 21-30
Nov. 27-30
Nov. 26-30
3 pt. min.
 
 
550, 601, 618, 658, 667
Nov. 21 - Dec. 15
Nov. 27 - Dec. 15
Nov. 26 - Dec. 15
3 pt. min.
 
 
**Master Hunters who hunt in Elk Area 3911 may purchase a master hunter, Elk Area 3911, second elk transport tag. Any legal weapon may be used. Only one (1) antlerless elk may be taken from Elk Area 3911 unless drawn for an antlerless elk special permit. Master hunter, Elk Area 3911, second elk transport tags will be valid only for Elk Area 3911 from August 1 - October 26, 2012, August 1 - October 25, 2013, and August 1 - October 24, 2014. All hunters participating in the Elk Area 3911 hunt must wear hunter orange.
AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 13-11-078, filed 5/16/13, effective 6/16/13)
WAC 232-28-359 2013 Deer special permits.
It is unlawful to fail to comply with the bag, possession, and season limits described below. A violation of this section is punishable under RCW 77.15.410, Unlawful hunting of big game—Penalty.
Deer Special Permit Hunting Seasons (Open to Permit Holders Only)
Hunters must purchase a deer hunting license prior to purchasing a permit application. Hunters may only apply for permits consistent with the tag required for the hunt choice; however, Multiple Season Permit holders may apply for archery, muzzleloader, or modern firearm permit hunts. Hunters drawn for a special permit hunt must comply with weapon restrictions, dates, and other conditions listed for the hunt. Hunters drawn for a special permit designated "Any tag" under the "Weapon/Tag" restriction must use equipment consistent with the requirements of their transport tag and license.
Quality
Hunt Name
Weapon/Tag
Hunters
Hunt Dates
Special Restrictions
Boundary
Permits
Kelly Hill White-tailed Buck
Modern
Any
Oct. ((26)) 25 - Nov. ((24)) 23
White-tailed, Any buck
GMU 105
5
Kelly Hill Mule Deer Buck
Modern
Any
Nov. ((9-24)) 8-23
Mule deer, 3 pt. min.
GMU 105
1
Douglas White-tailed Buck
Modern
Any
Oct. ((26)) 25 - Nov. ((24)) 23
White-tailed, Any buck
GMU 108
5
Douglas Mule Deer Buck
Modern
Any
Nov. ((9-24)) 8-23
Mule deer, 3 pt. min.
GMU 108
1
Aladdin White-tailed Buck
Modern
Any
Oct. ((26)) 25 - Nov. ((24)) 23
White-tailed, Any buck
GMU 111
5
Aladdin Mule Deer Buck
Modern
Any
Nov. ((9-24)) 8-23
Mule deer, 3 pt. min.
GMU 111
1
Selkirk
Modern
Any
Nov. ((9-24)) 8-23
Mule deer, 3 pt. min.
GMU 113
1
49 Degrees North White-tailed Buck
Modern
Any
Oct. ((26)) 25 - Nov. ((24)) 23
White-tailed, Any buck
GMU 117
5
49 Degrees North Mule Buck
Modern
Any
Nov. ((9-24)) 8-23
Mule deer, 3 pt. min.
GMU 117
1
Huckleberry White-tailed Buck
Modern
Any
Oct. ((26)) 25 - Nov. ((24)) 23
White-tailed, Any buck
GMU 121
5
Huckleberry Mule Deer Buck
Modern
Any
Nov. ((9-24)) 8-23
Mule deer, 3 pt. min.
GMU 121
1
Mt. Spokane
Modern
Any
Nov. 20-24
White-tailed, Any buck
GMU 124
5
Mica Peak
Modern
Any
Nov. 20-24
White-tailed, 3 pt. min.
GMU 127
5
Cheney
Modern
Any
Nov. 20-24
White-tailed, 3 pt. min.
GMU 130
5
Roosevelt
Modern
Any
Nov. 20-24
White-tailed, 3 pt. min.
GMU 133
5
Steptoe
Modern
Any
Nov. 20-24
White-tailed, 3 pt. min.
GMU 139
5
Almota
Modern
Any
Nov. 20-24
White-tailed, 3 pt. min.
GMU 142
5
Dayton
Modern
Any
Nov. 20-24
3 pt. min.
GMU 162
5
Tucannon
Modern
Any
Nov. 20-24
3 pt. min.
GMU 166
2
Wenaha East
Modern
Any
Nov. 7-14
Mule deer, 3 pt. min.
Deer Area 1009
((2)) 5
Wenaha West
Modern
Any
Nov. 7-14
Mule deer, 3 pt. min.
Deer Area 1008
2
Lick Creek
Modern
Any
Nov. 20-24
3 pt. min.
GMU 175
1
Grande Ronde
Modern
Any
Nov. 20-24
3 pt. min.
GMU 186
1
East Okanogan
Modern
Any
Nov. 1-20
Any buck
GMU 204
10
Sinlahekin
Modern
Any
Nov. 1-20
Any buck
GMU 215
10
Chewuch
Modern
Any
Nov. 1-20
Any buck
GMU 218
20
Pearrygin
Modern
Any
Nov. 1-20
Any buck
GMU 224
20
Gardner
Modern
Any
Nov. 1-20
Any buck
GMU 231
15
Pogue
Modern
Any
Nov. 1-20
Any buck
GMU 233
15
Alta
Modern
Any
Nov. 1-20
Any buck
GMU 242
15
Manson
Modern
Any
Nov. 1-20
Any buck
GMU 243
10
Chiwawa
Modern
Any
Nov. 1-20
Any buck
GMU 245
27
Slide Ridge
Modern
Any
Nov. 1-20
Any buck
GMU 246
10
Entiat
Modern
Any
Nov. 1-20
Any buck
GMU 247
25
Swakane
Modern
Any
Nov. 1-20
Any buck
GMU 250
15
Mission
Modern
Any
Nov. 1-20
Any buck
GMU 251
10
((Ritzville
Modern
Any
Nov. 1-20
Any buck
GMU 284
10))
Desert
Modern
Any
Oct. ((26)) 25 - Nov. ((3)) 2
Any buck
GMU 290
18
Desert
Modern
Any
Nov. ((16-24)) 15-23
Any buck
GMU 290
5
Naneum
Modern
Any
Nov. ((12-20)) 11-19
Any buck
GMU 328
15
Quilomene
Modern
Any
Nov. ((4-20)) 3-19
Any buck
GMU 329
14
Teanaway
Modern
Any
Nov. ((12-20)) 3-19
Any buck
GMU 335
17
L.T. Murray
Modern
Any
Nov. ((12-20)) 3-19
Any buck
GMUs 336, 340
5
Bethel
Modern
Any
Nov. ((4-20)) 3-19
Any buck
GMU 360
5
Cowiche
Modern
Any
Nov. ((4-20)) 3-19
Any buck
GMU 368
10
Alkali
Modern
Any
Nov. ((2-17)) 1-16
Any buck
GMU 371
6
Kahlotus
Modern
Any
Nov. ((9-18)) 8-17
Any buck
GMU 381
10
Grayback
Modern
Any
Nov. ((1-20)) 3-23
3 pt. min.
GMU 388
40
Nooksack
Modern
Any
Nov. 15-20
Any buck
GMU 418
25
Skagit
Modern
Any
Nov. 15-20
Any buck
GMU 426
10
Sauk
Modern
Any
Nov. 15-20
2 pt. min.
GMU 437
25
Stillaguamish
Modern
Any
Nov. 15-20
Any buck
GMU 448
10
Snoqualmie
Modern
Any
Nov. 15-20
Any buck
GMU 460
10
Green River
Any tag
Any
((Nov. 9-15)) Oct. 25-31
Any buck
GMU 485
10
Lewis River
Modern
Any
Nov. 1-((13)) 12
Any buck
GMU 560
1
Washougal
Modern
Any
Nov. 1-((13)) 12
Any buck
GMU 568
2
Siouxon
Modern
Any
Nov. 1-((13)) 12
Any buck
GMU 572
1
Wind River
Modern
Any
Nov. ((14-21)) 13-25
Any buck
GMU 574
40
West Klickitat
Modern
Any
Nov. ((14-21)) 13-20
3 pt. min.
GMU 578
40
Sol Duc
Modern
Any
Nov. 1-20
Any buck
GMU 607
5
Wynoochee
Modern
Any
Nov. 1-24
Any buck
GMU 648
10
Satsop
Modern
Any
Nov. 1-24
Any buck
GMU 651
10
Mashel
Modern
Any
Nov. 1-((24)) 23
2 pt. min.
GMU 654
10
Capitol Peak
Modern
Any
Nov. 1-24
Any buck
GMU 663
10
Skookumchuck
Modern
Any
Nov. 1-24
Any buck
GMU 667
10
Chiliwist
Archery
Any
Nov. 21-30
Any buck
GMU 239
15
Entiat
Archery
Any
Nov. 21-30
Any buck
GMU 247
50
Chiwawa
Archery
Any
Dec. 1-8
Any buck
GMU 245
12
Slide Ridge
Archery
Any
Dec. 1-8
Any buck
GMU 246
3
Desert
Archery
Any
Nov. 25 - Dec. 8
Any buck
GMU 290
32
Naneum
Archery
Any
Nov. ((21)) 20 - Dec. 8
Any buck
GMU 328
7
Quilomene
Archery
Any
Nov. ((21)) 20 - Dec. 8
Any buck
GMU 329
6
Teanaway
Archery
Any
Nov. ((21)) 20 - Dec. 8
Any buck
GMU 335
11
L.T. Murray
Archery
Any
Nov. ((21)) 20 - Dec. 8
Any buck
GMUs 336, 340
2
West Klickitat
Archery
Any
Nov. ((22)) 21-30
3 pt. min.
GMU 578
75
Kitsap
Archery
Any
Nov. 1-13
Any buck
GMU 627
10
Skokomish
Archery
Any
Nov. 1-13
2 pt. min.
GMU 636
10
Blue Mtns. Foothills
Muzzleloader
Any
Nov. 24 - Dec. 8
White-tailed, 3 pt. min.
GMUs 149, 154, 162, 166
70
Alta
Muzzleloader
Any
Nov. 25-30
Any buck
GMU 242
20
Chiwawa
Muzzleloader
Any
Nov. 25-30
Any buck
GMU 245
3
Slide Ridge
Muzzleloader
Any
Nov. 25-30
Any buck
GMU 246
1
Mission
Muzzleloader
Any
Nov. 25-30
Any buck
GMU 251
15
Desert
Muzzleloader
Any
Oct. ((12-20)) 11-19
Any buck
GMU 290
3
Teanaway
Muzzleloader
Any
Nov. ((4-11)) 3-10
Any buck
GMU 335
2
L.T. Murray
Muzzleloader
Any
Nov. ((4-11)) 3-10
Any buck
GMUs 336, 340
1
Bald Mountain
Muzzleloader
Any
Nov. ((4-20)) 3-19
Any buck
GMUs 342, 346
2
Naneum
Muzzleloader
Any
Nov. ((4-11)) 3-10
Any buck
GMU 328
1
Quilomene
Muzzleloader
Any
Sept. ((28)) 27 - Oct. ((6)) 5
Any buck