WSR 97-05-074

PERMANENT RULES

FISH AND WILDLIFE

COMMISSION

(Wildlife)

[Filed February 19, 1997, 11:25 a.m.]

Date of Adoption: February 1, 1997.

Purpose: To adopt WAC 232-28-266 Landowner damage hunts.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.12.020, 77.12.030, 77.12.040, 77.32.220.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 97-01-114 on December 19, 1996.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 1, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

February 18, 1997

Lisa Pelly

Chair

NEW SECTION

WAC 232-28-266 1997-98, 1998-99, 1999-2000 Landowner damage hunts.

landowner damage hunts

Deer:

Tag Required: Deer hunter must have a current valid, unaltered, unnotched deer tag on his/her person.

Hunting Method: Any legal weapon.

Season Framework:

1997-1998 1998-1999 1999-2000

August 1- August 1- August 1-

March 31 March 31 March 31

Location: Statewide

Legal Deer: Antlerless Only

Kill Quota: 600 Statewide

Elk:

Tag Required: Elk hunter must have a current valid, unaltered, unnotched elk tag on his/her person.

Hunting Method: Any legal weapon

Season Framework:

1997-1998 1998-1999 1999-2000

August 1- August 1- August 1-

March 31 March 31 March 31

Location: Statewide

Legal Elk: Antlerless Only

Kill Quota: 100 Statewide

Special Notes: A landowner with deer/elk damage will enter into a Cooperative Agreement with WDFW and establish a boundary for deer/elk hunt, season dates within the framework and number of animals to be removed. Landowner agrees not to claim damage payments and will allow access to hunters during the general hunting seasons. Landowner selects hunters. A landowner damage access permit provided by the landowner will authorize the hunter to use an unused general deer/elk tag to hunt and kill a legal animal during the prescribed damage hunt season.

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