WSR 98-10-009

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[Order 98-56--Filed April 22, 1998, 4:28 p.m.]



Date of Adoption: April 7, 1998.

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

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 232-28-271.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.12.040.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 98-05-083 on February 18, 1998.

Changes Other than Editing from Proposed to Adopted Version: The adopted version of WAC 232-28-271 Private lands wildlife management area hunting seasons, rules and boundary descriptions, differs from the proposed version filed with the code reviser in the following specifics:

Descriptive year and terms were added and youth hunt definition amended to the Private Lands Wildlife Management Areas for clarification.

1. On page one, the archery deer season on Merrill and Ring's Pysht Tree Farm, September 15-30 was deleted for antlerless only in the north unit, but retained as either sex in the south unit.

2. Wilson Creek Deer - 1998 Mule Deer

3. Youth hunt 15 years or younger, not 16 years or younger.

4. Champion Deer - 1998 Blacktail Deer

5. Wilson Creek access quota changed from buck deer to any deer and permits clarified as 1998 Mule Deer.

6. Champion Raffle Permits titled 1998 Blacktail Deer.

7. Merrill and Ring deer seasons titled 1998 Blacktail Deer.

8. Champion Raffle elk quotas and seasons titled 1998 Elk.

9. Merrill and Ring raffle elk quotas and seasons titled 1998 Elk.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, amended 1, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.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

April 20, 1998

Lisa Pelly, Chair

Fish and Wildlife Commission



AMENDATORY SECTION [(Amending Order 97-248, filed 12/23/97, effective 1/23/98)]



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



deer general seasons on private lands

wildlife management areas



Champion (PLWMA 401) Kapowsin Tree Farm
Hunting Method 1998 Dates 1999 Dates Special Restrictions
Archery August 28- Sept. 10 August 27-Sept. 9 Any Deer
October 1-9 October 1-9 Any Deer
Modern Firearm October 10-25 October 9-24 2 Pt. Min.
Muzzleloader November 23-Dec. 7 November 23-Dec. 7 Antlerless Only




Merrill and Ring (PLWMA 600) Pysht Tree Farm
Hunting Method 1998 Dates 1999 Dates Special Restrictions
Archery September 15-30 September 15-30 ((Antlerless Only North Unit;)) Either Sex South Unit
Nov. 25-Dec. 31 Nov. 24-Dec. 31 Antlerless Only North Unit; Either Sex South Unit
Modern Firearm Oct. 17-31 Oct. 16-31 Buck Only South Unit
Nov. 19-22 Nov. 18-21 Buck Only South Unit
Muzzleloader Oct. 1-9 Oct. 1-9 Antlerless Only North Unit; Buck Only South Unit




elk general seasons on private lands

wildlife management areas



Champion (PLWMA 401) Kapowsin Tree Farm
Hunting Method Elk Tag 1998 Dates 1999 Dates Special Restrictions
Archery WA Aug. 28-Sept.10 Aug. 27-Sept. 9 Antlerless Only - Harvest Quota of 3
Modern Firearm WG, WP Closed Closed
Muzzleloader WM Nov. 23-Dec. 7 Nov. 23-Dec. 7 Antlerless Only - Harvest Quota of 3






1998 DEER PERMIT SEASONS ON

PRIVATE LANDS WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREAS



1998- Mule Deer

Wilson Permit Draw Permits. Hunters apply to Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife in WDFW permit draw process. Only hunters possessing a modern firearm deer tag are eligible for Wilson draw hunts.

Hunt Name Permit Number Permit Season Special Restrictions Boundary Description
Wilson A 1 Oct. 1-Dec. 31 Buck Only, Youth Hunters Only* PLWMA 201
Wilson B 29 Oct. 1-Dec 31 Antlerless Only, Youth Hunters Only* PLWMA 201
Wilson C 29 Oct. 1-Dec 31 Antlerless Only, Persons of Disability Only PLWMA 201
Wilson D 29 Oct. 1-Dec 31 Antlerless Only, AHE Hunters Only PLWMA 201
Wilson E 1 Oct. 1-Dec 31 Buck Only, Persons of Disability Only PLWMA 201
Wilson F 1 Oct. 1-Dec 31 Buck Only, AHE Only PLWMA 201
*Applicants must be ((16)) 15 years old or younger by opening date of the permit season and must be accompanied by an adult during the hunt.



Access for these hunts are for one day, scheduled by the manager. There are no access fees for these hunts. All hunters shall have a valid hunting license, deer tag, and written authorization from the manager to participate in these hunts. All other hunting regulations apply.





1998- Blacktail Deer

Champion's Kapowsin Tree Farm -

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

Hunt Name Permit Number ((Quota)) Permit ((Raffle)) Season Special Restrictions Boundary Description
Kapowsin North 50 Dec. 11-15 Antlerless Only, Senior Hunters (Age 65+) PLWMA 401 A North
Kapowsin Central 100 Dec. 11-15 Antlerless Only PLWMA 401 B Central
Kapowsin South 100 Dec. 12, 13 19, 20 Antlerless Only, Youth or Persons of Disability Only PLWMA 401 C South







access quotas and raffle seasons

on private lands wildlife management areas



1998- Mule Deer

Wilson Creek Area - Access Quotas and Seasons ((- Buck Deer))

Only hunters possessing appropriate deer tags (modern firearm or archery) are eligible for access

authorizations on PLWMA 201. You may contact the manager, Dave Stevens, at (509) 345-0121 for information on these hunts.

Hunt Name Quota Access Season Special Restrictions Boundary Description
Wilson ((30)) 50 Oct. 1-Dec. 31 ((Buck Only)) Any Deer (Access Fee) Modern Firearm Deer Tag PLWMA 201
Wilson 2 Sept.1-30 Buck Only (Access Fee) Archery Deer Tag PLWMA 201





1998- Blacktail Deer

Champion's Kapowsin Tree Farm -- Raffle Quotas and Seasons

Hunter must contact Champion for auction/raffle permit opportunity.

Only hunters possessing a valid deer tag (any 1998 deer tag) are eligible for Champion buck permits. Persons interested in these deer permits should contact Champion Pacific Timberlands, Inc., 31716 Camp 1 Road, Orting, WA 98360. For more information, please call Champion at (360) 782-1493.

Hunt Name Quota Raffle Season Special Restrictions Boundary Description
Kapowsin North/Buck 8 Nov. 7-22 Buck Only (Auction/Raffle) PLWMA 401 A North
Kapowsin Central/Buck 29 Nov. 7-22 Buck Only (Auction/Raffle) PLWMA 401 B Central
Kapowsin South/Buck 14 Nov. 7-22 Buck Only (Auction/Raffle) PLWMA 401 C South





1998- Blacktail Deer

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

An access fee will be charged by the landowner for hunting on the Pysht Tree Farm. Pysht North A is archery only, all other hunts are open to any legal weapon hunters. The following hunts are raffle hunts offered by Merrill and Ring. Only hunters possessing a valid deer tag (any 1998 deer tag) are eligible for Merrill and Ring hunts. Persons interested in these hunts should contact Merrill and Ring, 11 Pysht River Rd., Clallam Bay, WA 98326. For more information, please call Merrill and Ring at (360) 963-2378.

Hunt Name Quota Raffle Season Special Restrictions Boundary Description
Pysht North A 15 Sept. 15-30 Raffle, Archery, Antlerless Only PLWMA 600 A North
Pysht North B 40 Oct. 19-31 Raffle, Antlerless Only PLWMA 600 A North
Pysht North C 30 Nov. 10-24 Raffle, 3 Pt. Min. or Antlerless PLWMA 600 A North
Pysht South A 40 Oct. 19-31 Raffle, Antlerless Only PLWMA 600 B South







elk raffle seasons on private lands wildlife management areas



1998- Elk

Champion (PLWMA 401) Kapowsin Tree Farm - Raffle Quotas and Seasons

Only hunters possessing a valid elk tag (any 1998 elk tag) and meeting the special restrictions noted for each hunt are eligible for Champion access permits on PLWMA 401. Hunter must contact Champion for auction/raffle permit opportunity. Champion Pacific Timberland Inc., 31716 Camp 1 Road, Orting, Washington 98360. For more information, please call Champion at (360) 782-1493.

Hunt Name Quota Raffle Season Special Restrictions Boundary Descriptions
Kapowsin Bull North 2 Sept. 15-30 Auction/Raffle Any Bull, Any Tag PLWMA 401 A North
Kapowsin Bull Central 2 Sept. 15-30 Auction/Raffle Any Bull, Any Tag PLWMA 401 B Central
Kapowsin Bull South 2 Sept. 15-30 Auction/Raffle Any Bull, Any Tag PLWMA 401 C South





1998- Elk

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

Hunter must contact Merrill and Ring for raffle hunt opportunity. For more information please call Merrill and Ring at (360) 963-2378 or write to them at Merrill and Ring Tree Farm, 11 Pysht River Rd., Clallam Bay, WA 98326.

Hunt Name Quota Raffle Season Special Restrictions Boundary Descriptions
Pysht 2 Sept. 1-14 Raffle Any Bull, Any Tag PLWMA 600



area descriptions - private lands wildlife management areas



PLWMA 201 - Wilson Creek (Grant County): This area surrounds Billy Clapp Lake directly north of the town of Stratford and northwest of the town of Wilson Creek. The legal description is T22N, R29E; north 1/2 of Section 3, Section 4 except southeast 1/4 of southeast 1/4 and north 1/2 of northwest 1/4; Section 5; Section 6 north of State Highway 28; Sections 8 and 9. T23N, R29E, Sections 5, 6, 7, and 8; Sections 13, 14, 17, and 18; Section 19 except for northwest 1/4 of the southwest 1/4; Sections 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, and 29; southeast 1/4 of Section 30; Section 31; Section 32 south 1/2 of northwest 1/4 and north 1/2 of southwest 1/4; Sections 33, 34, and 35. T23N, R28E, Sections 1 and 2, Section 3 except west 1/4; Section 4 except southwest 1/4 and east 1/2 of southeast 1/4; Section 5; Section 6 except west 1/4; Sections 7 and 8; Section 9 except south 1/2; north 1/2 of Section 10 except west 1/4; Section 11 except south 1/4; north 1/2 of Section 12; Section 15 except that part within Stratford Game Reserve; Section 16 except northeast 1/4; Sections 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, and 23; Sections 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, and 33; north 1/2 and north 1/2 of south 1/2 of Section 34; Section 35 except that part in game reserve. T23N, R27E, Section 11, south 1/2 of southwest 1/4 and west 1/4 of southeast 1/4 of Section 12; Sections 13 and 14; Section 22 except west 1/2 of southwest 1/4; Sections 23, 24, 25, 26, and 27. T24N, R28E, Section 35. T24N, R29E, Section 31; west 1/2 of Section 32. Public lands with the external boundaries are not part of the PLWMA.



PLWMA 401 - Champion (Pierce County): Beginning at the intersection of Champion haul road (Champion 1 Rd.) and the Camp One Road near the town of Kapowsin; then southwest along Champion 1 Rd. to east side of Lake Kapowsin; then along east side of Lake Kapowsin to Ohop Creek; then up Ohop Creek to Champion ownership line; then along ownership line to N.W. corner Section 31, T17N, R5E; then south along section line to 1/4 corner Section 6, T16N, R5E; then easterly along Weyerhaeuser/Champion ownership line to intersection with Busy Wild Creek; then up Busy Wild Creek to intersection with Champion ownership on the section line between Sections 10 & 15, T15N, R6E; then west and south along DNR/Champion ownership line and Plum Creek Timber Co./Champion ownership line to most southerly point of Champion ownership (northwest of Ashford, WA); then easterly along Champion ownership line to DNR/Champion ownership line; then north and east to USFS/Champion ownership line; then north along USFS/Champion ownership line to S.W. corner Section 31, T16N, R7E; then east along USFS/Champion ownership line to S.E. corner Section 31, T16N, R7E; then north along USFS/Champion ownership line to N.W. corner Section 32, T16N, R7E; then east along Plum Creek Timber Co./USFS ownership line to N.E. corner Section 32, T16N, R7E; then south along USFS/Champion ownership line to S.E. corner Section 32, T16N, R7E; then east along USFS/Champion ownership line to Mount Rainier National Park Boundary; then north along Mount Rainier National Park Boundary to N.E. corner Section 33 T17N, R7E; then following north and west along USFS/Champion ownership line to intersection with SR 165 near the N.E. corner Section 24, T17N, R7E; then northwest along SR 165 to intersection with Carbon River; then down Carbon River to the BPA Transmission Line; then south and west along the powerline to the Fisk Road; then south along the Fisk Road to the King Creek Gate; then north and west along the Brooks Road BPA Transmission line; then southwest along BPA Transmission line to the Puyallup River (excluding all small, private ownership); then up Puyallup River to intersection with Champion haul road bridge; then south along Champion haul road to point of beginning. Another portion of PLWMA 401 Champion is the Buckley block (Kapowsin North described as follows: Beginning at the intersection of the BPA Transmission line and South Prairie Creek; then up South Prairie Creek to East Fork South Prairie Creek; then up East Fork South Prairie Creek to Plum Creek Timber Co./Champion ownership line (on south line of Section 33, T19N, R7E); then along Champion ownership line to center line of Section 34, T19N, R7E; then north and east along DNR/Champion ownership line to S.W. corner Section 27, T19N, R7E; then north along Weyerhaeuser/Champion ownership line to White River; then down White River to where it crosses west line Section 6, T19N, R7E; then south and west along Champion ownership line to intersection with South Prairie Creek; then up South Prairie Creek to point of beginning.



PLWMA 401A - Kapowsin North (Buckley): That portion of PLWMA 401 description which includes the Buckley block.



PLWMA 401B - Kapowsin Central (King Creek): That portion of PLWMA 401 description which lies to the north of the Puyallup River, excluding the Buckley block.



PLWMA 401C - Kapowsin South (Kapowsin): That portion of PLWMA 401 description which lies to the south of the Puyallup River.



PLWMA 600 - Merrill and Ring (Clallam County): Beginning at Clallam Bay, east along the Strait of Juan de Fuca to the mouth of Deep Creek, then south along Deep Creek to the township line between Townships 30 and 31, then west along said township line to Highway 113 (Burnt Mt. Road) and north along Burnt Mt. Road (Highway 112 and 113) to Clallam Bay and point of beginning, except the following described lands: T31N R10W: E 1/2 W 1/2, E 1/2 West of Deep Creek Section 19, Except SW 1/4 NW 1/4, SW 1/4, W 1/2 E 1/2 West of Deep Creek Section 30, Except North & West of Deep Creek Section 31: T31N R11W; Except the SW 1/4 SE 1/4 Section 7, Except that portion of NW 1/4 SE 1/4 which is County Park Section 10, Except the NE 1/4 NE 1/4 Section 14, Except W 1/2, W 1/2 E 1/2, SE 1/4 NE 1/4, NE 1/4 SE 1/4 Section 16, Except SW 1/4 NE 1/4 Section 17, Except NW 1/4 NW 1/4, SE 1/4 NW 1/4, SE 1/4, NE 1/4, NW 1/4 SE 1/4 Section 18, Except W 1/2 SW 1/4, SW 1/4 NE 1/4 Section 19, Except W 1/2 SW 1/4 Section 27, Except S 1/2 S 1/2, N 1/2 SW 1/4 Section 28, Except E 1/2 SE 1/4, SW 1/4 SE 1/4, NE 1/4, SW 1/4 Section 29, Except SW 1/4 SE 1/4 Section 30, Except NE 1/4 Section 31, Except All Section 32, Except All Section 33, except SW 1/4 NE 1/4, S 1/2 Section 34, T31N R12W; Except SE 1/4 SE 1/4, W 1/2 SE 1/4 East of Highway 112 Section 4, Except All East of Highway 112 Section 9, Except E 1/2 NE 1/4, SW 1/4 NE 1/4, W 1/2, SW 1/4, NW 1/4 SE 1/4 Section 13, Except S 1/2 SE 1/4 Section 14, Except E 1/2 NW 1/4 East of Highway 112 Section 23, Except N 1/2 SW 1/4, SE 1/4 NW 1/4 Section 24, Except SE 1/4 SW 1/4, SW 1/4 SE 1/4 Section 26, Except N 1/2 N 1/2, NE 1/4 SW 1/4 Section 35, Except All Section 36: T32N R12W; Except W 1/2 SE 1/4 Section 21, Except All Section 22, Except NW 1/4 Section 27, Except NE 1/4, N 1/2 SE 1/4, E 1/2 W 1/2 East of Highway 112 Section 28, Except E 1/2 W 1/2 East of Highway 112 Section 33, Except S 1/2 Section 36.



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



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



[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040. 98-01-206 (Order 97-248), 232-28-271, filed 12/23/97, effective 1/23/98.]



Reviser's note: The bracketed material preceding the section above was supplied by the code reviser's office.



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



Reviser's note: The typographical error in the above section occurred in the copy filed by the agency and appears in the Register pursuant to the requirements of RCW 34.08.040.

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