WSR 00-11-137

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 00-50 -- Filed May 23, 2000, 2:34 p.m. ]

Date of Adoption: April 7, 2000.

Purpose: To amend WAC 232-12-047, 232-12-051, 232-12-054, 232-12-068, 232-12-257, 232-16-700, 232-28-02202, 232-28-248, 232-28-266, 232-28-272 and 232-28-273; and to adopt WAC 232-28-276, 232-28-278, and 232-28-279.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 232-12-047, 232-12-051, 232-12-054, 232-12-068, 232-12-257, 232-16-700, 232-28-02202, 232-28-248, 232-28-266, 232-28-272, and 232-28-273.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.12.040, 77.12.010, 77.12.020, 77.12.770, 77.12.780.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 00-06-088 (WAC 232-12-047), WSR 00-06-089 (232-12-051), WSR 00-06-090 (232-12-054), WSR 00-06-091 (232-12-068), WSR 00-06-094 (232-12-257), WSR 00-06-093 (232-16-700), WSR 00-06-097 (232-28-02202), WSR 00-06-095 (232-28-248), WSR 00-06-096 (232-28-266), WSR 00-06-099 (232-28-272), WSR 00-06-092 (232-28-273), WSR 00-06-086 (232-28-276), WSR 00-06-087 (232-28-278), and WSR 00-06-085 (232-28-279) on March 1, 2000.

Changes Other than Editing from Proposed to Adopted Version: WAC 232-28-02202 Game management units (GMUs)--Special game areas--Boundary descriptions--Region two.

A. Agency Reason for Adoption: Clarification and correction.

B. Changes, If Any, from the Text of Proposed Rule and Reasons for Differences: None.


WAC 232-28-248 Special closures and firearm restriction areas.

A. Agency Reason for Adoption: Persons with modern firearm tags may hunt with archery or muzzleloader equipment during modern firearm seasons in these areas.

B. Changes, If Any, from the Text of Proposed Rule and Reasons for Differences: Under restricted and prohibited hunting areas:

Section 4: Added hunters, who may also take a black bear and/or cougar with the appropriate license/tag options. This phrase was added because the Muckleshoot Tribe and WDFW want to open bear and cougar seasons in the Green River Watershed for deer permit hunters.
Section 5: Changed GMU 484 to 652 to correct a number change this year.
Under the Big Game Closures Section:

Section 5: Eliminated the word Island from Schafer Island Road, for correction of the road name.
Under the firearm restriction areas:

Franklin, Grant, Adams counties, eliminated the Wahluke Slope firearm restriction because WDFW no longer manages this area.
King County, changed GMU 484 to 652, GMU 484 is now part of Region 6.
Pierce County, changed GMU 484 to 652, GMU is now part of Region 6 and eliminated the word shotgun from muzzleloader shotgun because the county ordinance does not ban muzzleloader shotguns.
San Juan County, eliminated the firearm restriction, BLM had requested a firearm restriction in this area, but WDFW does not recommend firearm restrictions except for safety reasons.

WAC 232-28-266 Landowner damage hunts.

A. Agency Reason for Adoption: Continues successful landowner program to address agricultural damage issues.

B. Changes, If Any, from the Text of Proposed Rule and Reasons for Differences: Changed the title to read 2000-01 instead of 2001-01.


WAC 232-28-273 Moose, bighorn sheep, and mountain goat seasons and permit quotas.

A. Agency Reason for Adoption: Moose surveys in the Mt. Spokane area (GMU 124) indicate that the bull:cow ratio is about 24:100 and is below the desired management level of 50 to 55:100. The proposed change in moose permits would shift the sex ratio toward the desired level.

Bighorn sheep abundance continues to decline in the Vulcan Mt. area (Sheep Unit 2) due to a recent disease (muscle-worm) outbreak. Similarly, sheep abundance is declining in the Tucannon River area (Sheep Unit 3) due to mite infestation. Suspending harvest in Vulcan Mt. and Tucannon River is recommended.

In goat units 4-8 and 4-32, the % kids (3-year average) has dropped below management guidelines and the number of goats seen/hunter-day is critically low. Reliable information on goat abundance and survival is lacking. Eliminating harvest in these areas is recommended.

B. Changes, If Any, from the Text of Proposed Rule and Reasons for Differences:

Added moose Kettle River hunt, added because moose populations are growing and additional hunting opportunity is available.
Added moose Mt. Spokane A hunt, added because moose populations are growing and additional hunting opportunity is available.
Changed the 49 Degrees North moose hunt permit level from 13 to 18, added because moose populations are growing and additional hunting opportunity is available.
Changed the Three Forks moose hunt permit level from 4 to 6, added because moose populations are growing and additional hunting opportunity is available.
Changed the Umtanum bighorn sheep hunt permit level from 3 to 1, because of population declines.
Changed the Cleman Mountain bighorn sheep permit level from 3 to 5, because of population increases.
Changed the wording under who may apply for a 2000 Mountain Goat Permit Hunt, for clarity.
Eliminated Goat Unit 4-34 Pratt River boundary description, we no longer have a hunt there.

WAC 232-28-272 Black bear and cougar seasons and regulations.

A. Agency Reason for Adoption: The recommendation to shorten the fall black bear season in GMUs 101-117 is the result of overharvest, as indicated by our management guidelines. In that area, the male and female median age fails to meet management goals. The increased harvest likely was the result of the poor berry crop in 1998, which made bears more vulnerable to hunters. The proposed change recommends delaying the opening day by 35 days to avoid the ill effects of berry failures in the future. In contrast, an evaluation of the percent female in the harvest and median ages of males and females reveals that additional hunter opportunity exists in the North Cascades BBMU. As such, the proposed change delays the closure of the fall season by about 15 days. The recommendation to open a limited entry black bear hunt in GMU 485 was proposed by the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe and is supported by regional biologists.

B. Changes, If Any, from the Text of Proposed Rule and Reasons for Differences: Under Black Bear Seasons:

Changed the General Western season GMUs from 407-410, 454, 466-520, 524-574, 601-684; to 407, 410, 454, 466, 490-520, 524-574, 601-684 (this was changed in the tables for all three years), this was changed to correct an error.
Eliminate the Green River hunt, this change was made because only the Green River deer permit hunters will be able to hunt the Green River Unit for deer.
Under the Bag Limit Section:

To simplify the section we eliminated the outside of GMUs... wording.
Under the Hunting Method Section:

To simplify we eliminated the sentence starting with "Cougar may also be hunted with a...."

WAC 232-28-276 Official hunting hours and small game seasons.

A. Agency Reason for Adoption: Small game seasons are set to provide recreational hunting opportunity and conserve small game resources.

B. Changes, If Any, from the Text of Proposed Rule and Reasons for Differences: Under the Coyote Section:

Changed GMU 304 to GMU 245, the unit has been renumbered.
Under the Turkey Section:

Added the last sentence for clarification: The season limit is three (3) birds per year.
Under the Bird Dog Training Section:

Corrected an error, changed season dates for all three years from Aug. 1-Mar. 30 to be Aug. 1-Mar. 31.
Under the Canada Goose September Season:

Separated out Western Washington Goose Management Areas 1 and 3 from the remainder of the state, because the bag limit is appropriate for those areas. We need to harvest more geese in those two management areas.

WAC 232-12-047 Unlawful firearms for hunting.

A. Agency Reason for Adoption: The proposed rule changes will make it easier for hunting license buyers to understand and comply with equipment rules for hunting seasons.

B. Changes, If Any, from the Text of Proposed Rule and Reasons for Differences:

Subsection (b), made centerfire one word; dropped the period before 22 and added the word caliber to correct an error.

Subsection (c), made centerfire one word; dropped the period before 24 and added the word caliber, to correct an error.

Subsection (f), a handgun that does not meet the following criteria:

(i) Have a minimum barrel length of 4 inches, per manufacturers specification, and fire a centerfire cartridge.

Subsection (g), added "any rimfire cartridge" to unlawful firearms to prevent their use.


WAC 232-12-051 Muzzleloading firearms.

A. Agency Reason for Adoption: A number of nonmetal sights are now manufactured and are factory-installed for use on muzzleloading firearms. There has been widespread misunderstanding about the legality of such sights, and the proposed changes clarify and authorize the use of such sights.

B. Changes, If Any, from the Text of Proposed Rule and Reasons for Differences:

Subsection (2), deleted the period before 40 caliber, to correct a punctuation error.

Subsection (3), deleted the period before 50 caliber, to correct a punctuation error.


WAC 232-12-054 Bow and arrow requirements.

A. Agency Reason for Adoption: The current arrow weight requirements are more restrictive than the archery industry standards. The proposed changes apply the industry standard.

The proposed minimum arrow length maintains the concept of primitive hunting for archers.

Disabled hunters have requested authorization to hunt during archery seasons with a crossbow. The proposed changes allow the director to issue permits for such hunting opportunities.

B. Changes, If Any, from the Text of Proposed Rule and Reasons for Differences: Subsection (2), changed the wording from "draw weight and" to "draw weight or"; also changed the arrow length requirement from 18 to 20 inches to conform to Pope and Young standards.

Subsection (7), the agency recommended allowing Persons of Disability to be able to use a crossbow during archery seasons. The Fish and Wildlife Commission voted against this proposal. The wording in subsection (7) remains "it is unlawful to hunt wildlife with a crossbow."


WAC 232-12-068 Nontoxic shot requirement for waterfowl, coot, and snipe hunting.

A. Agency Reason for Adoption: Lead shot is currently used for hunting of game birds (other than waterfowl, coot, and snipe) and game animals in areas used by waterfowl and other wildlife. Elimination of lead shot will result in healthier wildlife populations on WDFW lands and WDFW operated pheasant release sites, where lead deposition poses potential hazards to wildlife.

B. Changes, If Any, from the Text of Proposed Rule and Reasons for Differences:

To clarify we changed the Two Rivers and Wallula Segments of the Corps of Engineer's McNary Wildlife Area to read: Two Rivers and Wallula Units of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's McNary National Wildlife Refuge.
Added Chehalis River Pheasant release site and Raymond Airport pheasant release site because these areas also have significant waterfowl use.

WAC 232-12-257 Control of unattended decoys.

A. Agency Reason for Adoption: Waterfowl hunter conflicts on department lands have necessitated additional restrictions to ensure fair access by all public hunters.

B. Changes, If Any, from the Text of Proposed Rule and Reasons for Differences:

Struck out the whole section and replaced with the new version to provide more accurate legal clarification of the intent of the regulation.

WAC 232-16-700 Swinomish Spit Game Reserve.

A. Agency Reason for Adoption: The change was requested by area hunters to provide more recreational opportunity.

B. Changes, If Any, from the Text of Proposed Rule and Reasons for Differences: None.


WAC 232-28-278 Deer general seasons and special permits.

A. Agency Reason for Adoption: The proposed deer hunting seasons will maintain most hunting opportunities from current seasons.

B. Changes, If Any, from the Text of Proposed Rule and Reasons for Differences:

Under the Modern Firearm Deer Seasons Table:

Western Washington Blacktail Deer: Added GMU 636 to the 2 pt. min legal deer column, to correct an omission.
Eastern Washington Whitetail Deer added the exception: Except closed in GMUs 157, 290, 329, 342, 371, and PLWMA 201. This change was made because the units listed are permit only units.
Changed the dates for the Late Buck, Eastern Washington Whitetail Deer season to November 6-19, 2000, November 5-19, 2001, and November 4-19, 2002 to provide more hunting opportunity in GMUs 105-124.
Changed wording for Hunters 65 and over, to correct an error.
Late Western Washington Blacktail Deer section: Added GMU 636 as a 2 pt. min GMU, to correct an omission.
Added AHE season section in GMUs 127-142, to add more hunting opportunity for AHE hunters.
Under the Archery Deer Seasons:

Rearranged wording in the special notes section to clarify the intent.
Eastern Washington Mule Deer - (Sept. 1-30 season) changed GMU 181 to GMU 204 to provide 15 more days of early archery hunting in GMUs 186 and 203.
Eastern Washington Mule Deer - (Sept. 1-15 season) added GMUs 181 and 186 eliminated GMU 387, to correct errors.
Under the Late Archery Deer Seasons Table:

Western Washington Blacktail Deer - added except buck only in GMU 672 to the Nov. 22-Dec 31 season, because of hairslip losses antlerless deer seasons are recommended to be curtailed.
Eastern Washington Whitetail Deer - changed date from Nov 20 to Nov 10 in 2002 for GMU 101, to correct an error in dates.
Eastern Washington Whitetail Deer - changed dates for GMUs 105, 117, 121, 124 to November 22-December 15 for whitetail, any deer; and changed GMU 127 to November 22-December 15 for whitetail, 3 pt. min or antlerless.
Under Muzzleloader Deer Seasons:

Western Washington Blacktail Deer - eliminated GMU 578 from any buck, it is already listed under 2 pt. min.
Eastern Washington Whitetail Deer - added GMUs 243 and 250 to correct omissions.
Eastern Washington Mule Deer - added GMUs 243, 244, and 245, and eliminated the word through to provide more opportunity.
Late Eastern Washington Whitetail Deer - changed GMU 284 from 3 pt. to 3 pt. or antlerless to provide more opportunity.
Late Eastern Washington Mule Deer - changed GMU 284 from 3 pt. to 3 pt. or antlerless to provide more opportunity.
Under Firearm Restricted Deer Hunts:

Hunting Method section - added the last sentence to allow modern firearm hunters to hunt with a muzzleloader equipped with a scope in firearm restriction areas.
Under Modern Firearm Deer Permit Hunts:

Blue Mtns. Foothills A hunt - changed GMUs to read 149, 154, 162-166 from 149-154, 162-166 for clarification.
Beezeley East hunt - corrected the spelling of the word Beezeley (was Beazeley).
Desert A hunt - 20 permits any buck changed to 15 permits any deer to allow permit hunters to take a doe and fairly allocate permits based on success.
Quilomene A hunt - changed number of permits from 100 to 110, to reflect current success.
Umtanum A hunt - changed number of permits from 105 to 100, to reflect current success.
East Klickitat hunt - date changed from Oct. 14-23 to Oct. 14-22 and the number of permits changed from 25 to 50. Date changed because of a mistake. Permit level increased because of damage complaints.
Under Muzzleloader Only Deer Permit Hunts:

Quilomene B hunt - changed the number of permits from 35 to 15 because of recent success data information.
Desert C - changed the number of permits from 2 to 3 because of recent success data information.
Under Archery Only Deer Permit Hunts:

Desert D hunt - dates changed from Nov. 27-Dec. 8 to Sept. 16-Oct. 6, to provide better dates for archers.
Quilomene C hunt - changed number of permits from 110 to 90 to reflect current changes in success rates.
Umtanum C hunt - changed number of permits from 100 to 75 to reflect current changes in success rates.
Alkali E hunt - changed number of permits from 90 to 35 to reflect current changes in success rates.
Under Special Deer Permit Hunts for Hunters 65 or Older:

Walla Walla hunt - changed date from Oct. 14-24 to read Oct. 14-22, to correct a date error.
Eliminated the AHE Special Deer Permit Hunts (Palouse hunt), because this permit hunt was changed to a general season hunt.


WAC 232-28-279 Elk general seasons and special permits.

A. Agency Reason for Adoption: The purpose is to provide hunting recreation and help prevent damage to agricultural and horticultural crops. The anticipated effect will be to maintain hunting opportunity and reduce liability to damage claims from elk damage.

B. Changes, If Any, from the Text of Proposed Rule and Reasons for Differences: Under 3 Point GMUs: Added Muzzleloader Area 941.

Modern Firearm Elk Seasons Table:

The title in the table heading should read Elk Tag instead of Tag Area to be consistent with the rest of the season tables.
Eastern Washington - changed GMU 121 east of Hwy 395 to 124 east of Hwy 395 to correct an error.
Eastern Washington - eliminated GMUs 127 and 130 from permit only listing because there is an AHE hunt in this area in December.
Eastern Washington - changed date from Oct. 26-Nov. 4 to Oct. 26-Nov. 3 to correct an error.
Early Archery Elk Seasons Table:

Eastern Washington - changed GMU 382 to 334 in the any elk section because 382 is open to modern firearm hunters and 334 is open to archery only.
Eastern Washington - separated the middle section into two separate sections (a spike bull and a spike bull or antlerless section) to correct an error.
Western Washington - added GMUs 652 and 654 to the 3 pt. min or antlerless section to allow antlerless hunting. Damage complaints are an issue in these units.
Late Archery Elk Seasons Table:

Eastern Washington - added GMU 346 to provide more hunting areas.
Early Muzzleloader Elk Seasons Table:

Eastern Washington - added GMU 250 to spike bull seasons to correct an omission.
Western Washington - added GMU 660 to 3 pt. min seasons to correct an omission.
Western Washington - eliminated GMU 501 3 pt. min because also listed as 3 pt. min or antlerless.
Late Muzzleloader Elk Seasons Table:

Eastern Washington - changed dates for the late hunt in part of GMU 368 to November 11-15, 2000, November 10-14, 2001, and November 9-13, 2002 to prevent an overlap with archery seasons.
Western Washington - changed date for GMUs 501 and 505 for the year 2000 to November 22-December 8 to correct and error.
Special Elk Hunts Open to Specified Tag Holders Section:

Under Hunting Method: The last sentence about firearm restriction areas was added to allow modern firearm hunters to hunt with muzzleloaders equipped with a scope in firearm restriction areas.
Modern Firearm Bull Permits Section:

Mountain View A hunt - changed number of permits from 8 to 7 to reflect changes in success rates.
Peaches Ridge A hunt - changed number of permits from 53 to 51 to reflect changes in success rates.
Goose Prairie A hunt - changed number of permits from 127 to 118 to reflect changes in success rates.
Bethel A hunt - changed number of permits from 90 to 86 to reflect changes in success rates.
Rimrock A hunt - changed number of permits from 96 to 88 to reflect changes in success rates.
The Margaret A and Toutle A: Dates were changed from Nov. 1-14 to Nov. 4-12 to correct a date error.
The Dickey A hunt was eliminated because the unit is recommended to be open in general seasons.
Modern Firearm Elk Permit Hunts:

The Minot Peak hunt was changed to muzzleloader only and dropped as a modern firearm hunt.
Changed the permit number for Peaches Ridge A to 53 to reflect changes in success rates.
Changed the permit number for Toutle A to 85 to reflect changes in success rates.
Puyallup A hunt - added 2001 to the date for clarification.
Deschutes A hunt - added 2001 to the date for clarification.
Muzzleloader Bull Permits Section:

The Dickey B hunt was eliminated because this unit was opened to general seasons.
Rimrock C hunt - changed number of permits from 13 to 12 to reflect changes in success rates.
Muzzleloader Permit Hunts Section:

Changed the name of the Dayton A&B hunts to Columbia A&B, added GMU 163 to both of them. GMU 163 was added because of damage complaints. The name was changed to reflect the additional unit.
Added a new hunt Cowiche D, October 7-13, Antlerless, EM, GMU 368, 100 permits.
Changed the permit number from 7 to 75 on the Malaga C hunt, to correct an error.
The Stella B, Mossyrock A, and Randle A hunts were identified as damage hunts, for information.
The Minot Peak elk modern firearm permit hunt was moved to the muzzleloader permit hunts section. The date changed from October 9-15 to October 7-13 to be consistent with the muzzleloader early seasons. "WF or" was deleted from the elk tag prefix.
Archery Permit Hunts:

The Dickey C hunt was eliminated, because the unit is now open in general seasons.
Mountain View C hunt - changed number of permits from 20 to 8 to reflect changes in success rates.
Peaches Ridge C hunt - changed number of permits from 154 to 54 to reflect changes in success rates.
Observatory C hunt - changed number of permits from 31 to 34 to reflect changes in success rates.
Goose Prairie C hunt - changed number of permits from 108 to 170 to reflect changes in success rates.
Rimrock D hunt - changed number of permits from 49 to 65 to reflect changes in success rates.
Cowiche D hunt - changed number of permits from 30 to 22 to reflect changes in success rates.

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 3, Amended 11, 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.

May 22, 2000

Debbie Nelson

for Kelly D. White, Chairman

Fish and Wildlife Commission

OTS-3903.2


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 98-53, filed 4/22/98, effective 5/23/98)

WAC 232-12-047
Unlawful firearms for hunting.

(1) It is unlawful to hunt any big game with:

(((1))) (a) A fully automatic firearm.

(((2) A handgun that does not meet the following criteria:

(a) For deer, bear, or cougar

(i) Be a minimum of .24 caliber;

(ii) Have a minimum barrel length of 4 inches, per manufacturer's specification; and

(iii) Fire a centerfire cartridge which uses a mushrooming or expanding type bullet that develops a minimum of 500 foot-pounds of energy at 100 yards.

(b) For all other big game species:

(i) Be a minimum of .24 caliber;

(ii) Have a minimum barrel length of 4 inches, per manufacturer's specification; and

(iii) Fire a centerfire cartridge which uses a mushrooming or expanding type bullet that develops a minimum of 750 foot-pounds of energy at 100 yards.

(3) A rifle with a bore diameter less than .240 of an inch (6mm), or barrel length less than 16 inches, except that cougar may be hunted with a .22 caliber centerfire rifle.

(4) A rifle cartridge with a bullet weighing less than 85 grains, or that develops less than 900 foot pounds of energy at 100 yds, except that cougar may be hunted with a rifle cartridge with a mushrooming or expanding type bullet weighing greater than 50 grains.

(5) A rifle cartridge containing a bullet other than a mushrooming or expanding type designed for big game hunting.

(6))) (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.

(((7) A muzzle-loader that does not meet the definition as provided in WAC 232-12-051.)) (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 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.

(4) It is unlawful to hunt game animals or game birds with a shotgun larger than 10 gauge.

(5) It is unlawful to hunt game birds with a rifle or pistol, with the exception of blue grouse, spruce grouse and ruffed grouse.

((It is unlawful to hunt wildlife with a crossbow.))

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040. 98-10-006 (Order 98-53), 232-12-047, filed 4/22/98, effective 5/23/98; 90-14-108 (Order 449), 232-12-047, filed 7/5/90, effective 8/5/90; 83-01-006 (Order 198), 232-12-047, filed 12/2/82; 82-04-034 (Order 177), 232-12-047, filed 1/28/82; 81-22-002 (Order 174), 232-12-047, filed 10/22/81; 81-12-029 (Order 165), 232-12-047, filed 6/1/81. Formerly WAC 232-12-130.]

OTS-3904.2


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 450, filed 7/5/90, effective 8/5/90)

WAC 232-12-051
Muzzleloading firearms.

(1) It is unlawful to carry or possess any firearm during special muzzleloading seasons which does not meet the following specification for a muzzleloader. A muzzleloading firearm is loaded from the muzzle and uses black powder or a black powder substitute as recommended by the manufacturer for use in muzzleloading firearms. A muzzleloading firearm has a single or double barrel of at least 20 inches, rifled or smooth-bored. 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 elements. Sights must be ((metal)) open, peep or of other open sight design. Fiber optic sights are legal. Telescopic sights or sights containing glass are prohibited. It is unlawful to have any electrical device or equipment attached to a muzzleloading firearm while hunting.

(2) A muzzleloading firearm used for deer must fire a single, nonjacketed lead projectile of nominal ((.))40 caliber or larger, except that buckshot size #1 or larger may be used in a smoothbore of ((.))60 caliber or larger.

(3) A muzzleloading firearm used for all other big game must fire a single, nonjacketed lead projectile of nominal ((.))50 caliber or larger, or fire a single, nonjacketed lead projectile of at least 170 grains.

(4) This section shall not apply to the carrying of a handgun designed to be charged with black powder only.

(5) This section shall not apply to persons lawfully hunting game birds with a shotgun.

(6) Only one barrel of a double barrel muzzleloader may be charged with a load at any one time while hunting in a muzzleloading season except in specified firearm restricted areas.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.055 and 77.12.040. 90-14-109 (Order 450), 232-12-051, filed 7/5/90, effective 8/5/90; 89-11-062 (Order 393), 232-12-051, filed 5/18/89. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040. 84-18-013 (Order 234), 232-12-051, filed 8/28/84; 81-12-029 (Order 165), 232-12-051, filed 6/1/81. Formerly WAC 232-12-135.]

OTS-3905.2


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 427, filed 1/24/90, effective 2/24/90)

WAC 232-12-054
Bow and arrow requirements.

(1) It is unlawful for any person to hunt big game animals with a bow that possesses less than 40 pounds of pull measured at twenty-eight inches or less draw length or has a greater than 65% reduction (let off) in holding weight at full draw.

(2) It is unlawful to hunt big game animals with any arrow, including broadhead, measuring less than 20 inches in length, weighing less than ((400 grains (400 gr.) or)) 6 grains per pound of draw weight and having sharp broadhead blade or blades less than seven-eighths inches wide. It is unlawful to hunt 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 forming a smooth line toward the feather end of the shaft and such line does not angle toward the point.

(3) It is unlawful for any person to carry or have in his possession any firearm while in the field archery hunting, during the bow and arrow season specified for that area.

(4) It is unlawful to shoot at wildlife with an arrow from a vehicle or from, across or along the maintained portion of a public highway.

(5) 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.

(6) It is unlawful to have any electrical equipment or device(s) attached to the bow or arrow while hunting.

(7) It is unlawful to hunt wildlife with a crossbow.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040. 90-03-092 (Order 427), 232-12-054, filed 1/24/90, effective 2/24/90; 88-13-012 (Order 310), 232-12-054, filed 6/6/88; 81-12-029 (Order 165), 232-12-054, filed 6/1/81. Formerly WAC 232-12-140.]

OTS-3906.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 99-118, filed 8/11/99, effective 9/11/99)

WAC 232-12-068
Nontoxic shot requirements ((for waterfowl, coot, and snipe hunting)).

It is unlawful to possess shot (either in shotshells or as loose shot for muzzleloading) other than nontoxic shot when hunting for waterfowl, coot, or snipe. Nontoxic shot includes steel shot, bismuth-tin shot (nominally 97 parts bismuth: 3 parts tin with <1 percent residual lead), tungsten-iron shot (nominally 40 parts tungsten: 60 parts iron with <1 percent residual lead), tungsten-polymer shot (nominally 95.5 parts tungsten: 4.5 parts polymer with <1 percent residual lead), tungsten-matrix shot (nominally 95.9 parts tungsten: 4.1 parts polymer with <1 percent residual lead), or tin shot (99.9 percent tin with <1 percent residual lead) ((when hunting for waterfowl, coot, or snipe)).

It is unlawful to possess shot (either in shotshells or as loose shot for muzzleloading) other than nontoxic shot when hunting for game birds or game animals in the following areas:

Bridgeport Bar segment of the Well's Wildlife Area

Chehalis River pheasant release site

Dungeness Recreation Area

Hunter Farms pheasant release site

Lake Terrell Wildlife Area (including Tennant Lake and other segments)

Raymond Airport pheasant release site

Skagit Wildlife Area (all segments)

Snoqualmie Wildlife Area (all segments)

Sunnyside Wildlife Area

Two Rivers and Wallula Units of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's McNary National Wildlife Refuge

The Driscoll Island, Hegdahl, and Kline Parcel segments of the Sinlahekin Wildlife Area

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040. 99-17-034 (Order 99-118), 232-12-068, filed 8/11/99, effective 9/11/99; 98-17-044 (Order 98-152), 232-12-068, filed 8/13/98, effective 9/13/98; 97-18-026 (Order 97-164), 232-12-068, filed 8/25/97, effective 9/25/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040 and 77.12.010. 96-18-009 (Order 96-127), 232-12-068, filed 8/22/96, effective 9/22/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040. 95-18-072 (Order 95-126) 232-12-068, filed 9/1/95, effective 10/2/95.]

OTS-3907.2


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 165, filed 6/1/81)

WAC 232-12-257
((Control of unattended decoys.)) Use of waterfowl decoys on department lands.

((It is unlawful to leave duck or goose decoys unattended on lands or water owned, leased or controlled by the department. Duck or goose decoys left unattended in excess of one hour may be removed by a wildlife agent.)) (1) On days open to waterfowl hunting, persons using lands or waters controlled by the department shall not:

(a) Place waterfowl decoys prior to 4:00 a.m.;

(b) Allow or permit waterfowl decoys to be unattended or not in their immediate control for a period greater than one hour; or

(c) Fail to remove waterfowl decoys within two hours after the close of established daily hunting hours.

(2) On days closed to waterfowl hunting, persons using lands or waters controlled by the department shall not place waterfowl decoys except as authorized by permit of the director.

(3) This regulation shall be enforced under RCW 77.15.400.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040. 81-12-029 (Order 165), 232-12-257, filed 6/1/81. Formerly WAC 232-12-630.]

OTS-3894.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 98-158, filed 8/13/98, effective 9/13/98)

WAC 232-16-700
Swinomish Spit Game Reserve.

It shall be unlawful to hunt wild animals and wild birds within the following described boundary November ((1)) 15 through March 31, and it shall be unlawful to hunt brant at any time within the following described boundary: Beginning at the Burlington Northern railroad tracks on the west shoreline of the Swinomish Channel; thence in a northwesterly direction along the west side of the Swinomish Channel to the red channel mark buoy N "20" (as indicated on Navigation Map #18427, 13th Ed., July 16, 1983); thence 6,000 feet ENE (east-northeast); thence 3,300 feet SSE (south-southeast); thence 4,200 feet SW (southwest) to the dike at the south end of Padilla Bay; thence continue westerly along said dike to the intersection of the Burlington Northern railroad tracks and the east shoreline of the Swinomish Channel; thence continue along said railroad tracks (across swing bridge) to the west shoreline of the Swinomish Channel and the point of beginning.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040. 98-17-043 (Order 98-158), 232-16-700, filed 8/13/98, effective 9/13/98; 84-21-046 (Order 249), 232-16-700, filed 10/12/84.]

OTS-3896.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 00-05, filed 1/24/00, effective 2/24/00)

WAC 232-28-02202
Game management units (GMUs) -- Special game areas -- Boundary descriptions -- Region two.


GMU 203-PASAYTEN (Okanogan and Whatcom counties): The Pasayten Wilderness Area.


GMU 204-OKANOGAN EAST (Okanogan and Ferry counties): Beginning on the eastern shore of Osoyoos Lake and the Washington-Canadian border; east on the border to the Kettle River near Ferry customs office; south along the Kettle River to the mouth of Toroda Creek at Toroda; west along Toroda Creek to the Toroda Creek Road (County Roads 502 and 9495); west and south on the Toroda Creek Road to State Highway 20 at Wauconda; east on State Highway 20 to Republic; south on State Route 21 to the north boundary of the Colville Indian Reservation; west on the reservation boundary to the Okanogan River; north along the Okanogan River and the eastern shore of Osoyoos Lake to the point of beginning.


GMU 209-WANNACUT (Okanogan County): Beginning at the Canadian border station near Nighthawk on the Washington-Canadian border; east on the border to the west shore of Lake Osoyoos; south along the west shore of Lake Osoyoos and the Okanogan River to the bridge at Tonasket and County Road 7 (9400); south on County Road 7 to the North Pine Creek-Aeneas Lake Road (9437); southwest on the Pine Creek-Aeneas Lake Road to the Horse Springs Coulee Road (4371); north on the Horse Springs Coulee Road to the Loomis-Oroville Highway (9425) near Spectacle Lake; west on the Loomis-Oroville Highway to Loomis; north on the Loomis-Oroville Highway past Palmer Lake to Nighthawk and the Allemandi Road; north on the Allemandi Road to the Similkameen Road; north on the Similkameen Road to the border station on the Washington-Canadian border and the point of beginning.


GMU 215-SINLAHEKIN (Okanogan County): Beginning at the eastern boundary of the Pasayten Wilderness and the Washington-Canadian border; east on the border to the border station near Nighthawk and the Similkameen Road; southeast on the Similkameen Road to the Allemandi Road; south on the Allemandi Road to Nighthawk and the Loomis-Oroville Road (USFS Road 9425); south on the Loomis-Oroville Road through Loomis to the Horse Springs Coulee Road (USFS Road 4371) near Spectacle Lake; south on the Horse Springs Coulee Road to the Aeneas Lake-Pine Creek Road (USFS Road 9400); northeast on the Aeneas Lake-Pine Creek Road to the Okanogan River; south along the Okanogan River to the town of Riverside and U.S. Highway 97; north on U.S. Highway 97 to the South Pine Creek-Fish Lake Road (USFS Road 9410); west on the South Pine Creek-Fish Lake Road along the south shore of Fish Lake to the Conconully-Sinlahekin Road (USFS Road 4015); southwest on the Conconully-Sinlahekin Road along the north shore of Conconully Lake to Conconully and the Salmon Creek North Fork Road (USFS Roads 2361, 38, and 2820); north on the Salmon Creek North Fork Road over Lone Frank Pass to USFS Road 39; north on USFS Road 39 to Long Swamp and the Middle Fork Toats Coulee Road; east on the Middle Fork Toats Coulee Road (USFS Road 39) to Iron Gate Road (USFS Road 500); northwest on Iron Gate Road to its end; north and east on Trails 533 and 341 to the eastern boundary of the Pasayten Wilderness; north on the wilderness boundary to the Washington-Canadian border and the point of beginning.


GMU 218-CHEWUCH (Okanogan County): Beginning at Harts Pass on the Pacific Crest Trail; north on the Pacific Crest Trail approximately one mile to the boundary of the Pasayten Wilderness; east on the Pasayten Wilderness Boundary to Iron Gate Road (USFS Road 500); south on the Iron Gate Road to the Middle Fork Toats Coulee Creek (USFS Road 39); west and south on the Middle Fork Toats Coulee Creek Road past Long Swamp to the Boulder Creek Road (USFS Road 37); southwest on Boulder Creek Road to the East Chewuch River Road (USFS Road 9137); south on the East Chewuch River Road to Winthrop and State Highway 20; northwest on State Highway 20 to the Pacific Crest Trail crossing on Highway 20; north on the Pacific Crest Trail to Harts Pass and the point of beginning.


GMU 224-PEARRYGIN (Okanogan County): Beginning at the North Fork Boulder Creek Road (USFS Road 39) and USFS Road 3820; south on Road 3820 through Lone Frank Pass to the North Fork Salmon Creek Road (USFS Road 38); southeast on the North Fork Salmon Creek Road to the County Road 2361; southeast on County Road 2361 to County Road 2017 at Conconully; southwest on County Road 2017 to the North Summit Road (USFS Road 42); southwest on the North Summit Road to State Highway 20 at Loup Loup Summit; west on State Highway 20 through Twisp to the East Chewuch River Road at Winthrop; north on the East Chewuch River Road to the Boulder Creek Road (USFS Road 37); northeast on the Boulder Creek Road to the Middle Fork Boulder Creek Road (USFS Road 39); northeast on the Middle Fork Boulder Creek Road to USFS Road 3820 and the point of beginning.


GMU 231-GARDNER (Okanogan County): Beginning where the Pacific Crest Trail crosses State Highway 20; south and east on State Highway 20; south through the Methow Valley, south through Winthrop to the Twisp River Road at Twisp; west on the Twisp River Road to North Fork Twisp River Trail 432; north on Trail 432 to Trail 426; north and west on Trail 426 to the Pacific Crest Trail; north on the Pacific Crest Trail to State Highway 20 and the point of beginning.


GMU 233-POGUE (Okanogan County): Beginning at the town of Conconully; north on the Sinlahekin Road (USFS Road 4015) to the Fish Lake Road; east on the Fish Lake Road along the south end of Fish Lake to the South Pine Creek Road (USFS Road 9410); east on the South Pine Creek Road to U.S. Highway 97; south on U.S. Highway 97 to the town of Riverside and the Okanogan River; south along the Okanogan River through Omak to the town of Okanogan and State Highway 20; west on State Highway 20 near Loup Loup Summit and the North Summit Road (USFS Road 42); north on the North Summit Road to County Road 2017; north on County Road 2017 to Conconully and the point of beginning.


GMU 239-CHILIWIST (Okanogan County): Beginning at the intersection of State Highway 153 and State Highway 20 south of the town of Twisp; east on State Highway 20 past Loup Loup Summit to the town of Okanogan and the Okanogan River; south along the Okanogan River to the Columbia River and the Okanogan County south boundary; west along the Columbia River to Pateros and State Highway 153; north on State Highway 153 to State Highway 20 and the point of beginning.


GMU 242-ALTA (Okanogan County): Beginning at the junction of the Twisp Pass and Trail 432; east on Trail 432 to Roads End Campground and the Twisp River Road (County Road 9114 and USFS Road 4440); east on the Twisp River Road to Twisp and State Highway 153; south on State Highway 153 to Pateros and the Columbia River; south along Lake Pateros to Wells Dam and U.S. Highway 97; south on U.S. Highway 97 to Apple Acres Road (USFS Road 8140); west on Apple Acres Road to Antoine Creek Road (USFS Road 8140); northwest on the Antoine Creek Road to USFS Road 8020; north on the USFS Road 8020 to its junction with the South Navarre Road and the South Fork Gold Creek Road (USFS Road 8200 and 4330); north on the South Fork Gold Creek Road to the Okanogan-Chelan County line; northwest on the Okanogan-Chelan County line to the intersection of Trail 432 and the point of beginning.


GMU 243-MANSON (Chelan County): Beginning at the town of Chelan to Lake Chelan; northwest along the north shore of Lake Chelan to the Lake Chelan National Recreation Area Boundary near Flick Creek campground; northeast along the National Recreation Area Boundary to Sawtooth Ridge; southeast along Sawtooth Ridge separating the Chelan and Methow-Twisp river drainages to Fox Peak and USFS Road 8020; southeast on USFS Road 8020 to Antoine Creek Road (USFS Road 8140); southeast on Antoine Creek Road to Apple Acres Road; northeast on Apple Acres Road to U.S. Highway 97; northeast on U.S. Highway 97 to Wells Dam and the Columbia River; southeast along the Columbia River (Chelan-Douglas county line) to the Chelan River; northwest along the Chelan River to the town of Chelan and the point of beginning.


GMU 244-CLARK (Chelan County): Beginning where the Stehekin River flows into Lake Chelan; southeast along the south shore of Lake Chelan to the Glacier Peak Wilderness Boundary at Bearcat Ridge; south, west and north on the wilderness boundary to the Pacific Crest Trail at Kodak Peak; north on the Pacific Crest Trail to North Cascades National Park; north and east on the North Cascades National Park Boundary to Hock Mountain; south along the Lake Chelan National Recreation Area Boundary to Lake Chelan; northwest along the north shore of Lake Chelan to the Stehekin River and the point of beginning.


GMU 245-CHIWAWA (Chelan County): Beginning on the Pacific Crest Trail and the Glacier Peak Wilderness Boundary at Kodak Peak; southeast and north on the wilderness boundary to the Entiat River; southeast along the Entiat River to Ardenvoir and the Mad River Road (USFS Road 5700); northwest on the Mad River Road to the USFS Road 5800; southwest on USFS Road 5800 at French Corral and Eagle Creek Road (USFS Road 7520); southwest on the Eagle Creek Road to State Highway 209 north of Leavenworth; north on State Highway 209 to State Highway 207 near Lake Wenatchee; south on State Highway 207 to U.S. Highway 2 at Coles Corner; west on U.S. Highway 2 to the Pacific Crest Trail at Stevens Pass; north on the Pacific Crest Trail to Kodak Peak and the point of beginning.


GMU 246-SLIDE RIDGE (Chelan County): Beginning on the south shore of Lake Chelan at Bearcat Ridge; southeast along the south shore of Lake Chelan to Twenty-five Mile Creek; southwest along Twenty-five Mile Creek to the Slide Ridge Road (USFS Road 8410); south on the Slide Ridge Road to Stormy Mountain and Trail 1448; northwest on Trail 1448 to Fourmile Ridge Trail 1445; west on the Fourmile Ridge Trail to Fox Creek; southwest along Fox Creek to the Entiat River; northwest along the Entiat River to the Glacier Peak Wilderness Boundary; north on the wilderness boundary to ((Lake Chelan, the Lake Chelan National Recreation Boundary and)) the point of beginning.


GMU 247-ENTIAT (Chelan County): Beginning at Twenty-five Mile Creek on the south shore of Lake Chelan; southeast along Lake Chelan and the Chelan River to the Columbia River; southwest along the Columbia River to the mouth of the Entiat River; northwest along the Entiat River to Fox Creek; northeast along Fox Creek to the Fourmile Ridge Trail 1445; east on the Fourmile Ridge Trail to Trail 1448; southeast on Trail 1448 to Stormy Mountain and the Slide Ridge Road (USFS Road 8410); north on the Slide Ridge Road to Twenty-five Mile Creek; north along Twenty-five Mile Creek to Lake Chelan and the point of beginning.


GMU 248-BIG BEND (Douglas and Grant counties): Beginning on State Highway 17 at the Chalk Hills Road (Road K N.E.); north on the Chalk Hills Road (K & L N.E.) for 4 miles to the east line of Range 26 East; north on the east line of Range 26 to the Columbia River; east along the Columbia River to Grand Coulee Dam and the Feeder Canal; southwest along the Feeder Canal to Banks Lake; south along the west shore of Banks Lake to a point due east from Mold Road (Road 9 N.E.); west from that point on Mold Road through Mold to State Highway 17; north along State Highway 17 to Sim's Corner and State Highway 172; west on State Highway 172 through Mansfield to Mathieson Road (Road B N.E.); north on the Mathieson Road and the West Foster Creek Road (Bridgeport Hill Road) to State Highway 17; east on State Highway 17 to the Chalk Hills Road (Road K N.E.) and the point of beginning.


GMU 249-ALPINE (Kittitas and Chelan counties): Beginning on the Pacific Crest Trail and the Alpine Lakes Wilderness Boundary near Josephine Lake (south of Stevens Pass); east, south and west on the wilderness boundary to the Pacific Crest Trail near Kendall Peak; north on the Pacific Crest Trail to Josephine Lake and the point of beginning.


GMU 250-SWAKANE (Chelan County): Beginning at Stevens Pass on U.S. Highway 2; east on U.S. Highway 2 to Coles Corner and State Highway 207; north on State Highway 207 to State Highway 209 near Lake Wenatchee; southeast on State Highway 209 to the Eagle Creek Road (USFS Road 7520); northeast on Eagle Creek Road to French Corral and USFS Road 5800; northeast on USFS Road 5800 to the Mad River Road (USFS Road 5700); southeast on the Mad River Road to Ardenvoir and the Entiat River; southeast along the Entiat River to the Columbia River; south along the Columbia River to the Wenatchee River; northwest along the Wenatchee River to Leavenworth and Icicle Creek; south and northwest along Icicle Creek to the Alpine Lakes Wilderness Boundary; north on the Alpine Lakes Wilderness Boundary to the Pacific Crest Trail near Josephine Lake; north on the Pacific Crest Trail to Stevens Pass and the point of beginning.


GMU 251-MISSION (Kittitas and Chelan counties): Beginning at the Black Pine Creek Horse Camp near the Alpine Lakes Wilderness Boundary and Icicle Creek; east along Icicle Creek to the Wenatchee River; south and east along the Wenatchee and Columbia rivers to the mouth of Tarpiscan Creek; west along Tarpiscan Creek and North Fork Tarpiscan Creek and North Fork Road (WDFW Road No. 10.10) to the Colockum Pass Road (WDFW Road 10) to the Naneum Ridge Road (WDFW Road 9); northwest on the Naneum Ridge Road to Wenatchee Mountain; northwest along the ridge past Mission Peak to the Liberty-Beehive Road (USFS Road 9712); northwest on the Liberty-Beehive Road to USFS Road 9716; north on USFS Road 9716 to U.S. Highway 97 at Swauk Pass; northwest on the Kittitas-Chelan County line and Trail 1226 to the Alpine Lakes Wilderness Boundary at Navaho Peak; north on the Alpine Lakes Wilderness Boundary to Icicle Creek and the point of beginning.


GMU 254-SAINT ANDREWS (Douglas and Grant counties): Beginning at Mansfield on State Highway 172; east on State Highway 172 to Sim's Corner and State Highway 17; south on State Highway 17 to Buckeye Road (Road 9 N.E.); east on the Buckeye Road to Mold and the Mold Road; east on the Mold Road and continuing due east to the west shore of Banks Lake; south along the west shore of Banks Lake to U.S. Highway 2; west on U.S. Highway 2 to Farmer and State Highway 172; north and east on State Highway 172 to Mansfield and the point of beginning.


GMU 260-FOSTER CREEK (Douglas County): Beginning at Brewster and the Douglas-Okanogan County line; east on the county line (Columbia River) past Bridgeport to the east line of Range 26 East; south on the east line of Range 26 East to Road L N.E.; south on Road L N.E. to the Chalk Hills Road (K & L N.E.); southwest on the Chalk Hills Road to State Highway 17; west on State Highway 17 to the Bridgeport Hill Road; south on the Bridgeport Hill Road to the Dyer Hill Road; north on the Dyer Hill Road to Dyer and the Bonita Flat Road; west on the Bonita Flat Road to the Columbia River (opposite the Okanogan-Chelan County line); north along the river to Brewster and the point of beginning.


GMU 262-WITHROW (Douglas County): Beginning at Dyer and the Dyer Hill Road; south on the Dyer Hill Road to the Bridgeport Hill Road; south 3/4 mile on the Bridgeport Hill Road to Road 18 N.E.; east on Road 18 N.E. to the Mathieson Road (B N.E.); south on the Mathieson Road to State Highway 172; west and south on State Highway 172 to Farmer and U.S. Highway 2; west on U.S. Highway 2 through Waterville to Orondo and the Douglas-Chelan County line; north on the county line (Columbia River) past the Wells Dam to the Bonita Flat Road (opposite the Okanogan-Chelan County line); east on the Bonita Flat Road to Dyer and the point of beginning.


GMU 266-BADGER (Douglas County): Beginning at Orondo and U.S. Highway 2; east on U.S. Highway 2 through Waterville and Douglas to the Westerman Road (K S.W.); south on the Westerman Road to Alston and the Alston Road; west on the Alston Road to the Titchenal Canyon Road; southwest on the Titchenal Canyon Road to the Sheehan Road; south on the Sheehan Road to the Rock Island Grade Road; southwest on the Rock Island Grade Road to the Rock Island Dam and the Douglas-Chelan County line (Columbia River); north on the county line through Wenatchee to Orondo and the point of beginning, (includes Turtle Rock Island).


GMU 269-MOSES COULEE (Douglas and Grant counties): Beginning on U.S. Highway 2 and the Westerman Road (K S.W.); east on U.S. Highway 2 to the Moses Coulee Road; south on the Moses Coulee Road to the Grant-Douglas County line and the Sagebrush Flat Road; south on the Sagebrush Flat Road to J N.W. Road; south on J N.W. to 20 N.W. Road; west on 20 N.W. Road to the Overen Road; southwest on the Overen Road to the Baird Springs Road; southwest on the Baird Springs Road across State Highway 28 to the Crescent Bar Road; south along the Crescent Bar Road to the Douglas-Kittitas County line (Columbia River); north on the county line to the Rock Island Dam and the Rock Island Grade Road; north on Rock Island Grade Road to the Sheehan Road; north on the Sheehan Road to the Titchenal Canyon Road; north on the Titchenal Road Canyon Road to the Alston Road; east on the Alston Road through Alston to the Westerman Road (K S.W.); north on the Westerman Road to U.S. Highway 2 and the point of beginning.


GMU 272-BEEZLEY (Grant and Douglas counties): Beginning at the junction of Grant, Lincoln and Okanogan County lines near the town of Grand Coulee; south on the Grant County line to Interstate 90; west on Interstate 90 to the Grant-Kittitas County line (Columbia River); north on the county line to the Crescent Bar Road; northeast on the Crescent Bar Road to the Baird Springs Road near Trinidad; northeast on the Baird Springs Road across State Highway 28 to the Overen Road; northeast on the Overen Road to the 20 N.W. Road; east on the 20 N.W. Road to the J N.W. Road; north on the J N.W. Road to the Sagebrush Flats Road; north on the Sagebrush Flats Road to the Grant-Douglas County line and the Moses Coulee Road; north on the Moses Coulee Road to U.S. Highway 2; east on U.S. Highway 2 to the west shore of Banks Lake; north along the west shore of Banks Lake to the feeder canal and to Grand Coulee Dam; up river to the Grant-Lincoln County line and the point of beginning, EXCEPT Private Lands Wildlife Management Area 201, Wilson Creek.


GMU 278-WAHLUKE (Grant and Adams counties): Beginning at the Vantage Bridge on Interstate 90 and the Grant-Kittitas County line (Columbia River); northeast and east on Interstate 90 to Road R SW (Beverly-Burke Road); south along Road R SW to Road 7 SW (Frenchman Hills Road); east along Road 7 SW to State Highway 262 (O'Sullivan Dam Road); east along State Highway 262 to State Highway 17; north on State Highway 17 to Interstate 90; east on Interstate 90 to the Grant-Adams County line; south on Road X S.E. to Road 12 S.E.; west on Road 12 S.E. and west on Grant-Adams County line to State Highway 17; south on State Highway 17 to Muse Road; ((east)) west on Muse Road to State Highway 24; west on State Highway 24 to the Vernita Bridge and the Columbia River (Grant County line); west and north along the Columbia River to the Vantage Bridge on Interstate 90 and the point of beginning.


GMU 284-KAHLOTUS (Adams County): Beginning on State Highway 17 and the Adams-Grant County line (Road 12 S.E.); east on the Adams-Grant County line (Road 12 S.E.) to Road X S.E.; north on Road X S.E. to the Adams-Lincoln County line (Davis Road); east on the Adams-Lincoln County line (Davis Road) to the Whitman County line; south on the Adams-Whitman County line to the Palouse River; south and west on the Palouse River to State Highway 26; west on State Highway 26 to State Highway 17; north on State Highway 17 to the Adams-Grant County line (12 S.E. Road) and the point of beginning.


GMU 290-DESERT (Grant County): Beginning at the town of George on Interstate 90; east along Interstate 90 to State Highway 17; south along State Highway 17 to State Highway 262 (O'Sullivan Dam Road); west along State Highway 262 to Road 7 SW (Frenchman Hills Road); west along Road 7 SW to Road R SW (Beverly-Burke Road); north along Road R SW to Interstate 90; east along Interstate 90 to the point of beginning.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040, 77.12.010, 77.12.020, 77.12.770, 77.12.780. 00-04-017 (Order 00-05), 232-28-02202, filed 1/24/00, effective 2/24/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040. 98-10-014 (Order 98-65), 232-28-02202, filed 4/22/98, effective 5/23/98; 97-06-049 (Order 97-35), 232-28-02202, filed 2/27/97, effective 3/30/97; 95-18-067 (Order 95-121), 232-28-02202, filed 9/1/95, effective 10/2/95; 95-03-024 (Order 94-135), 232-28-02202, filed 1/10/95, effective 2/10/95; 94-11-032 (Order 640), 232-28-02202, filed 5/10/94, effective 6/10/94.]

OTS-3897.2


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 99-40, filed 5/5/99, effective 6/5/99)

WAC 232-28-248
((1999-2000)) Special closures and firearm restriction areas.


RESTRICTED AND PROHIBITED HUNTING AREAS.


These areas are closed by Fish and Wildlife Commission action. Other areas may be closed to hunting by local, state or federal regulations.


IT IS ILLEGAL TO HUNT EXCEPT WHERE PROVIDED IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS:


1. Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge: The southern part of the Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge in Stevens County is closed to hunting and discharge of firearms except during the period of Oct. 1-Dec. 31. This closure is south of a boundary beginning at the west project boundary in Section 3, Township 34 N, R 40 EWM, then easterly along Road 1.0 (Bear Creek Road) to the intersection with Road 2.0 (Blacktail Mountain Road) in Section 2, then easterly along Road 2.0 to the easterly boundary in Section 8, Township 34 N, R 42 EWM.
The Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge north of the preceding boundary is open to all legally established hunting seasons during September through December.
2. Parker Lake: 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 the hunting of wild animals and wild birds year round. Both the Little Pend Oreille (1) and Parker Lake (2) closures were established to provide a protected area for the Air Force Military Survival Training Program.
3. Columbia River and all the islands in the river, and the Benton County shoreline below the high water mark, and any peninsula originating on the Benton County shoreline, between Vernita Bridge (Highway 24) downstream to the old Hanford townsite powerline crossing (wooden towers) in Section 24, T 13 N, R 27 E, is designated as a "CLOSED AREA" to the hunting of wild animals and wild birds.
4. Green River (GMU 485): Except for special permit ((hunts)) 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 the hunting of big game by Department of Fish and Wildlife regulated hunters throughout the year. During the general westside elk season and general and late deer seasons, all lands within GMU 485 are also designated as a "CLOSED AREA" to the hunting of all wild animals (including wild birds). The City of Tacoma enforces trespass within GMU 485 on lands owned or controlled by the City during all times of the year.
5. McNeil Island: McNeil Island (part of GMU ((484)) 652) is closed to the hunting of all wild animals (including wild birds) year around.
6. Loo-wit (GMU 522): Closed to hunting and trapping within GMU 522 (Loo-wit).
7. The Voice of America Dungeness Recreation Area County Park in Clallam County is closed to all hunting ((from February 1 through September 30)) except Wednesdays, weekends, and holidays, from the first weekend in October to the end of January.

BIG GAME CLOSURES


1. Clark, Cowlitz, Pacific, and Wahkiakum counties are closed to Columbian Whitetail Deer hunting.
2. Cathlamet: Beginning in the town of Skamokawa; then east along SR 4 to the Risk Road; then south and east along the Risk Road to Foster Road; then south along the Foster Road to the Elochoman River; then upstream along the Elochoman River to the 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. This area is closed to all deer and elk hunting, to protect the Columbian Whitetail Deer.
3. Willapa National Wildlife Refuge: Except for Long Island, Willapa National Wildlife Refuge is closed to all big game hunting.
4. Walla Walla Mill Creek Watershed (GMU 157): All lands in the Mill Creek Watershed are designated as a "CLOSED AREA" to the hunting of all wild animals (including wild birds) except for holders of special elk permits during the established open season. This area is closed to motorized vehicles. Entry is allowed only by Forest Service permit for the duration of the hunt. Any entry into the Mill Creek Watershed at other times is prohibited.
5. Westport: Closed to hunting of all big game animals on that part of Westport Peninsula lying north of State Highway 105 from the west end of the Elk River Bridge and the Schafer Island Road to the ocean beach.

FIREARM RESTRICTION AREAS


The firearm restriction areas listed below have been established by the Fish and Wildlife Commission. Centerfire and rimfire rifles are not legal for hunting in these areas.


In firearm restriction areas, hunters may hunt only during the season allowed by their tag. Archery tag holders may hunt during archery seasons with archery equipment. Muzzleloaders may hunt during muzzleloader seasons with muzzleloader equipment except in the GMU ((484)) 652 restriction area outlined for King County. Modern firearm tag holders may hunt during modern firearm seasons with bows and arrows, muzzleloaders or revolver-type handguns meeting the equipment restrictions or legal shotguns firing slugs or ((legal)) buckshot. ((Shotguns are not legal for hunting elk.))


COUNTY
AREA
Clallam That portion of GMU 624 (Coyle) located within Clallam County.
Clark GMU 564 (Battleground)
Cowlitz GMU 554 (Yale)

GMU 504 (Stella)

((Franklin, Grant, Adams Those portions of GMU 281 (Ringold) and GMU 278 (Wahluke) known as the Wahluke Slope Wildlife Area.))
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.
The South Elma restriction applies only during elk seasons:
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; then southeast on South Bank Road to the Delezene Road; then south on the Delezene Road to ((the K Line Road to the A Line Road; then south on the A Line Road to the T Line Road; then south on the T Line)) a point 1 mile from the South Bank Road; southeast along a line 1 mile southwest of the South Bank Road to the Oakville-Brooklyn Road; then east on the Oakville-Brooklyn Road to Oakville and Highway 12; then northwest on Highway 12 to Wakefield Road to Elma and the point of beginning.
Island That portion of GMU 410 (Island) located on Camano and Whidbey islands.
Jefferson Indian and Marrowstone islands.
King The area west of Highway 203 (Monroe-Fall City, 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; Vashon and Maury islands.
The following portion of GMU ((484)) 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. (This restriction includes high power rifles and muzzleloaders.)
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 high power rifles during deer and elk seasons.
Mason GMU 633 (Mason Lake) south of Hammersley Inlet; and all of Harstene 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.
Pierce GMU ((484)) 652 (Anderson and Ketron islands) limited to archery, shotgun, and muzzleloader ((shotgun)). McNeil Island closed to hunting.
See GMU 484 restriction area outlined for King County.
GMU 627 (Kitsap) south of Highway 302 on the Longbranch Peninsula is a firearm restriction area.
Snohomish West of Highway 9.
Skagit Guemes Island and March Point north of State Highway 20.
Thurston GMU 666 (Deschutes) north of U.S. Highway 101 and Interstate 5 between Oyster Bay and the mouth of the Nisqually River.
Whatcom Area west of I-5 and north of Bellingham city limits including Lummi Island and Point Roberts.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040. 99-10-102 (Order 99-40), 232-28-248, filed 5/5/99, effective 6/5/99; 98-10-018 (Order 98-54), 232-28-248, filed 4/22/98, effective 5/23/98; 97-06-052 (Order 97-32), 232-28-248, filed 2/27/97, effective 3/30/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.010 and 77.12.040. 96-04-027, 232-28-248, filed 2/1/96, effective 3/3/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040. 95-11-036, 232-28-248, filed 5/10/95, effective 6/10/95; 95-03-038 (Order 94-150), 232-28-248, filed 1/10/95, effective 2/10/95.]

OTS-3925.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 97-05-074, filed 2/19/97, effective 3/22/97)

WAC 232-28-266
((1997-98, 1998-99, 1999-2000)) 2000-2001, 2001-2002, 2002-2003 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 2000-2001 1998-1999 2001-2002 1999-2000)) 2002-2003
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

2000-2001

1998-1999

2001-2002

1999-2000))

2002-2003

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.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.020, 77.12.030, 77.12.040 and 77.32.220. 97-05-074, 232-28-266, filed 2/19/97, effective 3/22/97.]

OTS-3898.2


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 98-249, filed 12/22/98, effective 1/22/99)

WAC 232-28-272
((1998-99 and 1999-2000)) 2000-2001, 2001-2002 and 2002-2003 Black bear and cougar hunting seasons and regulations.


Black Bear Seasons:


(((1) General Season in Eastern Washington: August 1-November 7, 1999, except September 7-November 7, 1999 in that part of GMU 113 north of the line beginning at the mouth of Mill Creek on the Pend Oreille River; E along Mill Creek to Le Clerc Creek Rd.; N on Le Clerc Creek Rd. to USFS Rd. 1200; E on USFS Rd. 1200 to Pyramid Pass (Colville NF\ID Panhandle NF boundary); E on USFS Rd. 312 to USFS Rd. 658; N on USFS Rd. 658 to USFS Rd. 219; E on USFS Rd. 219 to the state line and in GMUs 145-186.
(2) General Season in Western Washington: August 1-November 15, 1998 and August 1-November 14, 1999, except July 15-November 15, 1998 and July 15-November 14, 1999 on PLWMAs 401 and 600 and on Long Island where the seasons are September 1-November 15, 1998 and September 1-November 14, 1999.))

Hunt Name 2000 Season Hunt Area
General Eastern Aug. 1 - Nov. 5 GMUs 121-142, 203-382, 578, 588
Northeastern Sept. 5 - Nov. 5 GMUs 101-117
Blue Mt. Sept. 5 - Nov. 5 GMUs 145-154, 162-186
General Western Aug. 1 - Nov. 12 GMUs 407, 410, 454, 466, 490-520, 524-574, 601-684
North Cascades Aug. 1 - Nov. 30 GMUs 418-450, 460
West Side PLWMAs July 15 - Nov. 12 PLWMAs 401, 600
Long Island Sept. 1 - Nov. 12 Long Island
Hunt Name 2001 Season Hunt Area
General Eastern Aug. 1 - Nov. 4 GMUs 121-142, 203-382, 578, 588
Northeastern Sept. 4 - Nov. 4 GMUs 101-117
Blue Mt. Sept. 4 - Nov. 4 GMUs 145-154, 162-186
General Western Aug. 1 - Nov. 11 GMUs 407, 410, 454, 466, 490-520, 524-574, 601-684
North Cascades Aug. 1 - Nov. 30 GMUs 418-450, 460
West Side PLWMAs July 15 - Nov. 11 PLWMAs 401, 600
Long Island Sept. 1 - Nov. 11 Long Island
Hunt Name 2002 Season Hunt Area
General Eastern Aug. 1 - Nov. 3 GMUs 121-142, 203-382, 578, 588
Northeastern Sept. 3 - Nov. 3 GMUs 101-117
Blue Mt. Sept. 3 - Nov. 3 GMUs 145-154, 162-186
General Western Aug. 1 - Nov. 10 GMUs 407, 410, 454, 466, 490-520, 524-574, 601-684
North Cascades Aug. 1 - Nov. 30 GMUs 418-450, 460
West Side PLWMAs July 15 - Nov. 10 PLWMAs 401, 600
Long Island Sept. 1 - Nov. 10 Long Island

License Required: A valid big game hunting license which includes black bear as a species option is required to hunt black bear. One black bear transport tag is included with a big game hunting license that has black bear as a species option. A second black bear transport tag must be purchased to take a second bear.


Bag Limit: Two (2) black bear per annual hunting season only one of which may be taken in Eastern Washington ((outside of GMUs 304, 306, 308 or 316)).


Hunting Method: Hunters may use any lawful big game modern firearm, archery, or muzzleloader equipment for hunting black bear. The use of hounds and bait to hunt black bear is prohibited statewide.


((GMUs Closed to Bear Hunting: 157 (Mill Creek Watershed), 485 (Green River), and 522 (Loo-wit).))


Harvest Report Cards: All hunters that purchase a big game hunting license which includes black bear as an option are required to fill out and return their black bear harvest report card(s). Successful hunters must complete the report card(s) and return within 10 days after taking an animal. Unsuccessful hunters are required to complete and return their report card(s) within 10 days after the close of the bear season.


Submitting Bear Teeth: Successful bear hunters must submit the black bear premolar tooth located behind the canine tooth of the upper jaw.


Cougar Season:


General Statewide Season: ((August 1, 1998-March 15, 1999 and August 1, 1999-March 15, 2000))

Aug. 1, 2000 - Mar. 15, 2001;

Aug. 1, 2001 - Mar. 15, 2002; and

Aug. 1, 2002 - Mar. 15, 2003.


License Required: A valid big game hunting license which includes cougar as a species option is required to hunt cougar.


Bag Limit: Two (2) cougar per annual hunting season. It is unlawful to kill or possess spotted cougar kittens or adult cougars accompanied by spotted kittens.


Tag Information: One cougar transport tag is included with a big game license that has cougar as a species option. A second cougar transport tag must be purchased to take a second cougar.


Hunting Method: Hunters may use any lawful big game modern firearm, archery, or muzzleloader equipment for hunting cougar. ((Cougar may also be hunted with a.22 caliber centerfire rifle with a mushrooming or expanding type bullet weighing greater than 50 grains.)) The use of hounds to hunt cougar is prohibited statewide.


((GMUs Closed to Cougar Hunting: 157 (Mill Creek Watershed), 485 (Green River), and 522 (Loo-wit).))


Harvest Report Cards: All hunters that purchase a big game license which includes cougar as a species option are required to fill out and return their cougar harvest report card. Successful hunters must complete the report card and return within 10 days after taking an animal. Unsuccessful hunters are required to complete and return their report card within 10 days after the close of the cougar season.


Cougar Pelt Sealing: Any person who takes a cougar must notify the department within 72 hours of kill (excluding legal state holidays) and provide the hunter's name, date and location of kill, and sex of animal. The raw pelt of a cougar must be sealed by an authorized department employee within five days of the notification of kill. Any person who takes a cougar must present the cougar skull, in such a manner that teeth and biological samples can be extracted, to an authorized department employee at the time of sealing.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040. 99-01-138 (Order 98-249), 232-28-272, filed 12/22/98, effective 1/22/99; 98-10-008 (Order 98-57), 232-28-272, filed 4/22/98, effective 5/23/98.]

OTS-3899.3


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 99-40, filed 5/5/99, effective 6/5/99)

WAC 232-28-273
((1999)) 2000 Moose, bighorn sheep, and mountain goat seasons and permit quotas.


((1999)) 2000 Moose Permit Hunts


Who May Apply:
Anyone may apply; EXCEPT those who drew a moose permit previously in Washington State. Only one moose permit will be issued during an individual's lifetime (waived for Mt. Spokane youth hunt).


Bag Limit: One moose of either sex, EXCEPT antlerless only for the Mt. Spokane ((Youth)) B Hunt and the Mt. Spokane Youth Hunt.


Hunt

Name

Permit

Season

Permit Hunt

Boundary Description

Special

Restrictions

((1999)) 2000

Permits

Kettle River Oct. 1-Nov. 30 GMU 101, 105 Any Legal Weapon 1
Selkirk Mtns. Oct. 1-Nov. 30 GMU 113 Any Legal Weapon 15
Mt. Spokane A Oct. 1-Nov. 30 GMU 124 Any Legal Weapon 5
Mt. Spokane B Oct. 1-Nov. 30 GMU 124 Any Legal Weapon ((10)) 15
Mt. Spokane Youth Only* Oct. 1-Nov. 30 GMU 124 Any Legal Weapon 5
49 Degrees North Oct. 1-Nov. 30 GMU 117 Any Legal Weapon ((13)) 18
Three Forks Oct. 1-Nov. 30 GMU 109 Any Legal Weapon ((4)) 6
Hangman Oct. 1-Nov. 30 GMU 127, 130 Any Legal Weapon 2

*Applicants must be eligible to purchase a youth moose permit application. Youth hunters must be accompanied by an adult during the hunt.


((1999)) 2000 Mountain Sheep (Bighorn) Permit Hunts


Who May Apply: Anyone may apply; EXCEPT those who drew a bighorn permit previously in Washington State. Only one bighorn sheep permit will be issued during an individual's lifetime.


Bag Limit: One bighorn ram.


Hunt

Name

Permit

Season

Permit Hunt

Boundary Description

Special

Restrictions

((1999)) 2000

Permits

((Vulcan Mountain Sept. 15-Oct. 10 Sheep Unit 2 Any Legal Weapon 1
Tucannon River Sept. 15-Oct. 10 Sheep Unit 3 Any Legal Weapon 1))
Selah Butte Sept. 15-Oct. 10 Sheep Unit 4 Any Legal Weapon 2
Umtanum Sept. 15-Oct. 10 Sheep Unit 5 Any Legal Weapon ((3)) 1
Cleman Mountain Sept. 15-Oct. 10 Sheep Unit 7 Any Legal Weapon ((3)) 5
Mt. Hull Sept. 15-Oct. 10 Sheep Unit 10 Any Legal Weapon 1
Lincoln Cliffs Sept. 15-Oct. 10 Sheep Unit 12 Any Legal Weapon 1
Quilomene Sept. 15-Oct. 10 Sheep Unit 13 Any Legal Weapon 3
Swakane Sept. 15-Oct. 10 Sheep Unit 14 Any Legal Weapon 1

Mountain (Bighorn) Sheep Units:


((Sheep Unit 2 Vulcan Mountain: Permit Area: Ferry County north of the Kettle River.


Sheep Unit 3 Tucannon River: Permit Area: The Tucannon River drainage in Columbia and Garfield counties.
))


Sheep Unit 4 Selah Butte: Permit Area: That part of Yakima and Kittitas counties between Ellensburg and Yakima east of the Yakima River and north of Selah Creek, west of Interstate 82 and south of Interstate 90.


Sheep Unit 5 Umtanum: Permit Area: Those portions of Yakima and Kittitas counties west of the Yakima River, north of Wenas Creek, and east of USFS Road 1701 to Manastash Lake and its drainage; south and east along the South Fork Manastash Creek to Manastash Creek and the Yakima River.


Sheep Unit 7 Cleman Mountain: Permit Area: That part of Yakima County south of Wenas Creek and east of USFS Road 1701, north of Highway 410 and Highway 12 and west of the Yakima River.


Sheep Unit 10 Mt. Hull: Permit Area: That part of Okanogan County within the following described boundary: Beginning at Oroville; then south along U.S. Highway 97 to the Swanson's Mill Road (old Mt. Hull Road) near Lake Andrews; then east to the Dry Gulch Road; then north to the Oroville-Toroda Creek Road (Molson Grade Road); then west to Oroville and the point of beginning.


Sheep Unit 12 Lincoln Cliffs:
Permit Area: That part of Lincoln County north of Highway 2.


Sheep Unit 13 Quilomene:
Permit Area: GMU((s)) 329 ((and 330)).


Sheep Unit 14 Swakane: Permit Area: GMU ((316)) 250.


((1999)) 2000 Mountain Goat Permit Hunts


Who May Apply:
Anyone may apply; except those who drew a mountain goat permit in Washington state after 1998. Starting in 1999, only one mountain goat permit will be issued during an individual's lifetime.


Bag Limit: One (1) adult goat of either sex with horns four (4) inches or longer. WDFW urges hunters to refrain from shooting nannies with kids. Permit hunters may start hunting Sept. 1 with archery equipment.


Hunt

Name

Permit

Season

Permit Hunt

Boundary Description

Special

Restrictions

((1999)) 2000

Permits

Methow Sept. 15-Oct. 31 Goat Unit 2-2 Any Legal Weapon 5
Naches Pass Sept. 15-Oct. 31 Goat Unit 3-6 Any Legal Weapon 3
Bumping River Sept. 15-Oct. 31 Goat Unit 3-7 Any Legal Weapon 2
Tieton River Sept. 15-Oct. 31 Goat Unit 3-9 Any Legal Weapon 3
Blazed Ridge Sept. 15-Oct. 31 Goat Unit 3-10 Any Legal Weapon 6
Kachess Ridge Sept. 15-Oct. 31 Goat Unit 3-11 Any Legal Weapon 1
((East Ross Lake Sept. 15-Oct. 31 Goat Unit 4-8 Any Legal Weapon 1))
Jack Mountain Sept. 15-Oct. 31 Goat Unit 4-9 Any Legal Weapon 1
((Foss River Sept. 15-Oct. 31 Goat Unit 4-32 Any Legal Weapon 2))
Corral Pass Sept. 15-Oct. 31 Goat Unit 4-38 Any Legal Weapon 2
Tatoosh Sept. 15-Oct. 31 Goat Unit 5-2 Any Legal Weapon 5
Smith Creek Sept. 15-Oct. 31 Goat Unit 5-3 Any Legal Weapon 3
Goat Rocks Sept. 15-Oct. 31 Goat Unit 5-4 Any Legal Weapon 7

Mountain Goat Units:


Goat Unit 2-2 Methow Area: Permit Area: Okanogan County within the following described boundary: Beginning at the Town of Twisp, westerly along the Twisp River Road (County Road 4440) to Roads End; west up the Twisp Pass Trail 432 to Twisp Pass and the Okanogan County line; northerly along the Okanogan County line through Washington Pass to Harts Pass; southeast down Harts Pass (Road 5400) to Lost River; then along the Lost River-Mazama Road to Mazama; then southwest to State Highway 20; then southeasterly along State Highway 20 to Twisp and the point of beginning.


Goat Unit 3-6 Naches Pass: Permit Area: Yakima and Kittitas counties within the following described boundary: Beginning at Chinook Pass; then north along the Pacific Crest Trail to Naches Pass; then east to USFS Road 19 and continuing to State Highway 410; then west along State Highway 410 to Chinook Pass and point of beginning.


Goat Unit 3-7 Bumping River: Permit Area: Yakima County within the following described boundary: Beginning at White Pass and the Pacific Crest Trail; then north to Forest Trail 980; then north to USFS Road 18; then north to State Highway 410; then east to State Highway 12; then west along State Highway 12 and back to point of beginning; EXCEPT Timberwolf Mountain, which is closed.


Goat Unit 3-9 Tieton River: Permit Area: Yakima County within the following described boundary: Beginning at White Pass and Pacific Crest Trail; then south to the ((Yakima)) Yakama Indian Reservation Boundary; then east to USFS Jeep Trail 1137; then west to USFS Road 1070-578 Spur; then west to Road 1000; then north to USFS Road 12; then north to State Highway 12; then west on State Highway 12 to point of beginning.


Goat Unit 3-10 Blazed Ridge: Permit Area: Kittitas and Yakima counties within the following described boundary: Beginning at the mouth of Cabin Creek on the Yakima River; then west along Cabin Creek to the headwaters near Snowshoe Butte; then south along the Cascade Crest separating the Green and Yakima river drainage to Pyramid Peak; then southeast along the North Fork, Little Naches, and Naches River to the Yakima River; then north along the Yakima River to the mouth of Cabin Creek and point of beginning.


Goat Unit 3-11 Kachess Ridge: Permit Area: Kittitas County within the following described boundary: Beginning at the mouth of the Kachess River on the Yakima River; then north along the Kachess River and Kachess Lake to USFS Road 4600; then east on USFS Road 4600 to the Cle Elum River; then south along the Cle Elum River and Lake Cle Elum to the Yakima River; then northwest along the Yakima River to the mouth of the Kachess River and point of beginning.


((Goat Unit 4-8 East Ross Lake: Permit Area: Whatcom County within the following described boundary: Beginning at the point the U.S.-Canada boundary meets the east boundary of North Cascades National Park; then south along the park boundary to Stetattle Creek; then south down Stetattle Creek to Gorge Lake; then southwest along Gorge Lake to State Highway 20; then east and north along State Highway 20 to Ross Dam; then north along the east shoreline of Ross Lake (Note: Exclude Ruby Arm) to Devil's Creek; then east up Devil's Creek to a tributary extending south to ridge line between Jerry Lakes and a pinnacle of Jack Mountain (7,292 ft. elevation); continue south over this ridge line into the Crater Creek Basin and Crater Creek; then down Crater Creek to its confluence with Ruby Creek; then east up Ruby Creek to Granite Creek; then continue east up Granite to the Cascades Summit; then north along the Cascades Summit to the U.S.-Canada boundary; then west along the Canadian line to the east boundary of North Cascades National Park and the point of beginning. (Notice: Jack Mountain not included in Goat Unit 4-8, East Ross Lake. See description for Goat Unit 4-9, Jack Mountain.)))


Goat Unit 4-9 Jack Mountain: Permit Area: Whatcom County within the following described boundary: Beginning at the confluence of Ruby Creek and Crater Creek; then north up Crater Creek to the ridge line between Jerry Lakes and a pinnacle of Jack Mountain (7,292 ft. elevation); continue due north to Devil's Creek; then west down Devil's Creek to Ross Lake; then south along the east shoreline of Ross Lake to Ruby Arm; then easterly up Ruby Arm and Ruby Creek to the confluence of Crater Creek and the point of beginning.


((Goat Unit 4-32 Foss River: Permit Area: King and Snohomish counties within the following described boundary: Beginning at intersection of U.S. Highway 2 and the King County line at Stevens Pass; then south along the King County line to the headwaters of the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River near Dutch Miller Gap; then west and south down said river to the confluence with the Dingford Creek; then north and east up said creek to its headwaters intersection with USFS Trail 1005; then north up said trail to Little Myrtle Lake; then west and north to Marlene Lake (approximately 4 miles); then north down the stream outlet from Marlene Lake to the junction with USFS Trail 1002 near Dorothy Lake; then north along said trail to the junction with the East Fork Miller River headwaters; then north down said river to the confluence with the South Fork Skykomish River; then east up said river to the junction with U.S. Highway 2; then east along said highway to the point of beginning.


Goat Unit 4-34 Pratt River: Permit Area: King County within the following described boundary: Beginning at the point where the Weyerhaeuser Mainline Truck Road intersects the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River (near the confluence of the North Fork and Snoqualmie Rivers); then northeast up the Middle Fork Snoqualmie to its headwaters near Dutch Miller Gap at the King County line; then south along the King County line to Snoqualmie Pass and the intersection with Interstate 90; then west along Interstate 90 to the point nearest the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River (approximately one mile east of North Bend); then north and east up the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River and to the point of beginning. Except closed: Snoqualmie Mountain and the watersheds of Denny Creek and South Fork of the Snoqualmie above Denny Creek.
))


Goat Unit 4-38 Corral Pass: Permit Area: Pierce County within the following described boundary: Beginning where Goat Creek intersects the Corral Pass Road; then southeast up Goat Creek to the Cascade Crest; then north along the Crest to USFS Trail 1188; then northwest along said trail to USFS Trail 1176; then north along said trail to Corral Pass; then west along Corral Pass Road to its intersection with Goat Creek and the point of beginning.


Goat Unit 5-2 Tatoosh: Permit Area: Lewis County within the following described boundary: Beginning at the junction of the southern Mount Rainier National Park Boundary and State Highway 123; then south along State Highway 123 to U.S. Highway 12; then southwest along said highway to Skate Creek Road (USFS Road 52); then northwest along said road to the junction of Morse Creek Road (old road to Longmire Campground); then north along said road to the Mount Rainier National Park Boundary; then east along the southern park boundary to the point of beginning.


Goat Unit 5-3 Smith Creek: Permit area: Lewis County within the following described boundary: Beginning at the Town of Randle; then east along U.S. Highway 12 to USFS Road 21; then southeast along USFS Road 21 to USFS Road 22; then northeast and northwest along USFS Road 22 to USFS Road 23; then east and northwest on USFS Road 23 to USFS Road 25; then north along USFS Road 25 to Randle and point of beginning.


Goat Unit 5-4 Goat Rocks: Permit Area: Lewis County south of the White Pass Highway (U.S. Highway 12) and east of the Johnson Creek Road (USFS Road 1302).

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040. 99-10-102 (Order 99-40), 232-28-273, filed 5/5/99, effective 6/5/99; 98-10-005 (Order 98-58), 232-28-273, filed 4/22/98, effective 5/23/98.]

OTS-3900.2


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-276
2000-01, 2001-02, and 2002-03 Official hunting hours and small game seasons.


2000-01 OFFICIAL HUNTING HOURS

FOR MIGRATORY GAME BIRDS, UPLAND BIRDS, AND WILD TURKEYS*

September 1, 2000 to January 31, 2001

Western Washington

from

Eastern Washington

from

Dates (Inclusive) A.M. to P.M. A.M. to P.M.
Daylight Savings Time
Fri. Sept. 1 - Sun. Sept. 3 6:00 7:50 5:45 7:35
Mon. Sept. 4 - Sun. Sept. 10 6:05 7:40 5:55 7:25
Mon. Sept. 11 - Sun. Sept. 17 6:15 7:25 6:05 7:10
Mon. Sept. 18 - Sun. Sept. 24 6:25 7:10 6:10 7:00
Mon. Sept. 25 - Sun. Oct. 1 6:35 6:55 6:20 6:45
Mon. Oct. 2 - Sun. Oct. 8 6:45 6:40 6:30 6:30
Mon. Oct. 9 - Sun. Oct. 15 6:55 6:25 6:40 6:15
Mon. Oct. 16 - Sun. Oct. 22 7:05 6:15 6:50 6:00
Mon. Oct. 23 - Sat. Oct. 28 7:10 6:05 7:00 5:50
Pacific Standard Time
Sun. Oct. 29 6:20 5:00 6:05 4:45
Mon. Oct. 30 - Sun. Nov. 5 6:25 4:50 6:10 4:40
Mon. Nov. 6 - Sun. Nov. 12 6:35 4:40 6:25 4:30
Mon. Nov. 13 - Sun. Nov. 19 6:45 4:30 6:35 4:20
Mon. Nov. 20 - Sun. Nov. 26 6:55 4:25 6:45 4:15
Mon. Nov. 27 - Sun. Dec. 3 7:05 4:20 6:55 4:10
Mon. Dec. 4 - Sun. Dec. 10 7:15 4:20 7:00 4:05
Mon. Dec. 11 - Sun. Dec. 17 7:20 4:20 7:10 4:05
Mon. Dec. 18 - Sun. Dec. 24 7:25 4:20 7:10 4:10
Mon. Dec. 25 - Sun. Dec. 31 7:25 4:25 7:15 4:10
Mon. Jan. 1 - Sun. Jan. 7 7:30 4:30 7:15 4:20
Mon. Jan. 8 - Sun. Jan. 14 7:25 4:40 7:15 4:30
Mon. Jan. 15 - Sun. Jan. 21 7:20 4:50 7:10 4:40
Mon. Jan. 22 - Sun. Jan. 28 7:15 5:00 7:00 4:50
Mon. Jan. 29 - Wed. Jan. 31 7:10 5:05 6:55 4:50

* These are lawful hunting hours (one-half hour before sunrise to sunset) for migratory game birds (duck, goose, coot, snipe, mourning dove, and band-tailed pigeon); upland birds (pheasant, quail, partridge); and turkey during established seasons.

Exceptions:

1) Western Washington - Pheasant and quail hunting hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in all areas.
2) Clark (except areas south of the Washougal River), Cowlitz, Grays Harbor (except areas north of U.S. Highway 12 and west of U.S. Highway 101), Pacific, and Wahkiakum counties - Goose hunting hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., except one-half hour before sunrise to sunset during the September goose season and 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. during the late goose season.
3) Hunting hours for falconry seasons (except migratory game bird seasons) are exempt from these hunting hours, except on designated pheasant release sites.


2001-02 OFFICIAL HUNTING HOURS

FOR MIGRATORY GAME BIRDS, UPLAND BIRDS, AND WILD TURKEYS*

September 1, 2001 to January 31, 2002

Western Washington

from

Eastern Washington

from

Dates (Inclusive) A.M. to P.M. A.M. to P.M.
Daylight Savings Time
Sat. Sept. 1 - Sun. Sept. 2 6:00 7:50 5:45 7:40
Mon. Sept. 3 - Sun. Sept. 9 6:05 7:40 5:50 7:30
Mon. Sept. 10 - Sun. Sept. 16 6:15 7:25 6:00 7:15
Mon. Sept. 17 - Sun. Sept. 23 6:20 7:10 6:10 7:00
Mon. Sept. 24 - Sun. Sept. 30 6:30 6:55 6:20 6:45
Mon. Oct. 1 - Sun. Oct. 7 6:40 6:45 6:30 6:30
Mon. Oct. 8 - Sun. Oct. 14 6:50 6:30 6:40 6:15
Mon. Oct. 15 - Sun. Oct. 21 7:00 6:15 6:50 6:05
Mon. Oct. 22 - Sat. Oct. 27 7:10 6:05 7:00 5:50
Pacific Standard Time
Sun. Oct. 28 6:15 5:00 6:05 4:45
Mon. Oct. 29 - Sun. Nov. 4 6:20 4:50 6:10 4:40
Mon. Nov. 5 - Sun. Nov. 11 6:35 4:40 6:20 4:30
Mon. Nov. 12 - Sun. Nov. 18 6:45 4:35 6:30 4:20
Mon. Nov. 19 - Sun. Nov. 25 6:55 4:25 6:45 4:15
Mon. Nov. 26 - Sun. Dec. 2 7:05 4:20 6:50 4:10
Mon. Dec. 3 - Sun. Dec. 9 7:10 4:20 7:00 4:05
Mon. Dec. 10 - Sun. Dec. 16 7:20 4:20 7:05 4:05
Mon. Dec. 17 - Sun. Dec. 23 7:25 4:20 7:10 4:05
Mon. Dec. 24 - Sun. Dec. 30 7:25 4:25 7:15 4:10
Mon. Dec. 31 - Sun. Jan. 6 7:25 4:30 7:15 4:20
Mon. Jan. 7 - Sun. Jan. 13 7:25 4:40 7:15 4:25
Mon. Jan. 14 - Sun. Jan. 20 7:20 4:45 7:10 4:35
Mon. Jan. 21 - Sun. Jan. 27 7:15 4:55 7:05 4:45
Mon. Jan. 28 - Thur. Jan. 31 7:10 5:05 7:00 4:55

* These are lawful hunting hours (one-half hour before sunrise to sunset) for migratory game birds (duck, goose, coot, snipe, mourning dove, and band-tailed pigeon); upland birds (pheasant, quail, partridge); and turkey during established seasons.

Exceptions:

1) Western Washington - Pheasant and quail hunting hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in all areas.
2) Clark (except areas south of the Washougal River), Cowlitz, Grays Harbor (except areas north of U.S. Highway 12 and west of U.S. Highway 101), Pacific, and Wahkiakum counties - Goose hunting hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., except one-half hour before sunrise to sunset during the September goose season and 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. during the late goose season.
3) Hunting hours for falconry seasons (except migratory game bird seasons) are exempt from these hunting hours, except on designated pheasant release sites.


2002-2003 OFFICIAL HUNTING HOURS

FOR MIGRATORY GAME BIRDS, UPLAND BIRDS, AND WILD TURKEYS*

September 1, 2002 to January 31, 2003

Western Washington

from

Eastern Washington

from

Dates (Inclusive) A.M. to P.M. A.M. to P.M.
Daylight Savings Time
Sun. Sept. 1 6:00 7:50 5:45 7:40
Mon. Sept. 2 - Sun. Sept. 8 6:00 7:45 5:45 7:30
Mon. Sept. 9 - Sun. Sept. 15 6:10 7:30 6:00 7:15
Mon. Sept. 16 - Sun. Sept. 22 6:20 7:15 6:10 7:00
Mon. Sept. 23 - Sun. Sept. 29 6:30 7:00 6:20 6:45
Mon. Sept. 30 - Sun. Oct. 6 6:40 6:45 6:30 6:35
Mon. Oct. 7 - Sun. Oct. 13 6:50 6:30 6:40 6:20
Mon. Oct. 14 - Sun. Oct. 20 7:00 6:20 6:50 6:05
Mon. Oct. 21 - Sat. Oct. 26 7:10 6:05 7:00 5:55
Pacific Standard Time
Sun. Oct. 27 6:15 5:00 6:00 4:50
Mon. Oct. 28 - Sun. Nov. 3 6:20 4:55 6:10 4:50
Mon. Nov. 4 - Sun. Nov. 10 6:30 4:45 6:20 4:30
Mon. Nov. 11 - Sun. Nov. 17 6:40 4:35 6:30 4:20
Mon. Nov. 18 - Sun. Nov. 24 6:50 4:25 6:40 4:15
Mon. Nov. 25 - Sun. Dec. 1 7:00 4:20 6:50 4:10
Mon. Dec. 2 - Sun. Dec. 8 7:10 4:20 7:00 4:10
Mon. Dec. 9 - Sun. Dec. 15 7:15 4:20 7:05 4:10
Mon. Dec. 16 - Sun. Dec. 22 7:20 4:20 7:10 4:10
Mon. Dec. 23 - Sun. Dec. 29 7:25 4:25 7:10 4:15
Mon. Dec. 30 - Sun. Jan. 5 7:25 4:30 7:15 4:15
Mon. Jan. 6 - Sun. Jan. 12 7:25 4:35 7:15 4:25
Mon. Jan. 13 - Sun. Jan. 19 7:20 4:45 7:10 4:35
Mon. Jan. 20 - Sun. Jan. 26 7:15 4:55 7:05 4:45
Mon. Jan. 27 - Fri. Jan. 31 7:10 5:05 7:00 4:55

* These are lawful hunting hours (one-half hour before sunrise to sunset) for migratory game birds (duck, goose, coot, snipe, mourning dove, and band-tailed pigeon); upland birds (pheasant, quail, partridge); and turkey during established seasons.

Exceptions:

1) Western Washington - Pheasant and quail hunting hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in all areas.
2) Clark (except areas south of the Washougal River), Cowlitz, Grays Harbor (except areas north of U.S. Highway 12 and west of U.S. Highway 101), Pacific, and Wahkiakum counties - Goose hunting hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., except one-half hour before sunrise to sunset during the September goose season and 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. during the late goose season.
3) Hunting hours for falconry seasons (except migratory game bird seasons) are exempt from these hunting hours, except on designated pheasant release sites.


2000-01 OFFICIAL HUNTING HOURS

FOR GAME ANIMALS AND FOREST GROUSE*

September 1, 2000 to January 31, 2001

Western Washington

from

Eastern Washington

from

Dates (Inclusive) A.M. to P.M. A.M. to P.M.
Daylight Savings Time
Fri. Sept. 1 - Sun. Sept. 3 6:00 8:20 5:45 8:05
Mon. Sept. 4 - Sun. Sept. 10 6:05 8:10 5:55 7:55
Mon. Sept. 11 - Sun. Sept. 17 6:15 7:55 6:05 7:40
Mon. Sept. 18 - Sun. Sept. 24 6:25 7:40 6:10 7:30
Mon. Sept. 25 - Sun. Oct. 1 6:35 7:25 6:20 7:15
Mon. Oct. 2 - Sun. Oct. 8 6:45 7:10 6:30 7:00
Mon. Oct. 9 - Sun. Oct. 15 6:55 6:55 6:40 6:45
Mon. Oct. 16 - Sun. Oct. 22 7:05 6:45 6:50 6:30
Mon. Oct. 23 - Sat. Oct. 28 7:10 6:35 7:00 6:20
Pacific Standard Time
Sun. Oct. 29 6:20 5:30 6:05 5:15
Mon. Oct. 30 - Sun. Nov. 5 6:25 5:20 6:10 5:10
Mon. Nov. 6 - Sun. Nov. 12 6:35 5:10 6:25 5:00
Mon. Nov. 13 - Sun. Nov. 19 6:45 5:00 6:35 4:50
Mon. Nov. 20 - Sun. Nov. 26 6:55 4:55 6:45 4:45
Mon. Nov. 27 - Sun. Dec. 3 7:05 4:50 6:55 4:40
Mon. Dec. 4 - Sun. Dec. 10 7:15 4:50 7:00 4:35
Mon. Dec. 11 - Sun. Dec. 17 7:20 4:50 7:10 4:35
Mon. Dec. 18 - Sun. Dec. 24 7:25 4:50 7:10 4:40
Mon. Dec. 25 - Sun. Dec. 31 7:25 4:55 7:15 4:40
Mon. Jan. 1 - Sun. Jan. 7 7:30 5:00 7:15 4:50
Mon. Jan. 8 - Sun. Jan. 14 7:25 5:10 7:15 5:00
Mon. Jan. 15 - Sun. Jan. 21 7:20 5:20 7:10 5:10
Mon. Jan. 22 - Sun. Jan. 28 7:15 5:30 7:00 5:20
Mon. Jan. 29 - Wed. Jan. 31 7:10 5:35 6:55 5:20

* These are lawful hunting hours (one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset) for game animals and forest grouse (ruffed, blue, spruce) during established seasons.

Exceptions:

1) Bobcat and raccoon are exempt from hunting hour restrictions during established bobcat and raccoon seasons except when that area is open to modern firearm hunting of deer or elk, hunting hours shall be one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset.
2) Hunting hours for falconry seasons (except migratory game bird seasons) are exempt from these hunting hours, except on designated pheasant release sites.


2001-2002 OFFICIAL HUNTING HOURS

FOR GAME ANIMALS AND FOREST GROUSE*

September 1, 2001 to January 31, 2002

Western Washington

from

Eastern Washington

from

Dates (Inclusive) A.M. to P.M. A.M. to P.M.
Daylight Savings Time
Sat. Sept. 1 - Sun. Sept. 2 6:00 8:20 5:45 8:10
Mon. Sept. 3 - Sun. Sept. 9 6:05 8:10 5:50 8:00
Mon. Sept. 10 - Sun. Sept. 16 6:15 7:55 6:00 7:45
Mon. Sept. 17 - Sun. Sept. 23 6:20 7:40 6:10 7:30
Mon. Sept. 24 - Sun. Sept. 30 6:30 7:25 6:20 7:15
Mon. Oct. 1 - Sun. Oct. 7 6:40 7:15 6:30 7:00
Mon. Oct. 8 - Sun. Oct. 14 6:50 7:00 6:40 6:45
Mon. Oct. 15 - Sun. Oct. 21 7:00 6:45 6:50 6:35
Mon. Oct. 22 - Sat. Oct. 27 7:10 6:35 7:00 6:20
Pacific Standard Time
Sun. Oct. 28 6:15 5:30 6:05 5:15
Mon. Oct. 29 - Sun. Nov. 4 6:20 5:20 6:10 5:10
Mon. Nov. 5 - Sun. Nov. 11 6:35 5:10 6:20 5:00
Mon. Nov. 12 - Sun. Nov. 18 6:45 5:05 6:30 4:50
Mon. Nov. 19 - Sun. Nov. 25 6:55 4:55 6:45 4:45
Mon. Nov. 26 - Sun. Dec. 2 7:05 4:50 6:50 4:40
Mon. Dec. 3 - Sun. Dec. 9 7:10 4:50 7:00 4:35
Mon. Dec. 10 - Sun. Dec. 16 7:20 4:50 7:05 4:35
Mon. Dec. 17 - Sun. Dec. 23 7:25 4:50 7:10 4:35
Mon. Dec. 24 - Sun. Dec. 30 7:25 4:55 7:15 4:40
Mon. Dec. 31 - Sun. Jan. 6 7:25 5:00 7:15 4:50
Mon. Jan. 7 - Sun. Jan. 13 7:25 5:10 7:15 4:55
Mon. Jan. 14 - Sun. Jan. 20 7:20 5:15 7:10 5:05
Mon. Jan. 21 - Sun. Jan. 27 7:15 5:25 7:05 5:15
Mon. Jan. 28 - Thur. Jan. 31 7:10 5:35 7:00 5:25

* These are lawful hunting hours (one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset) for game animals and forest grouse (ruffed, blue, spruce) during established seasons.

Exceptions:

1) Bobcat and raccoon are exempt from hunting hour restrictions during established bobcat and raccoon seasons except when that area is open to modern firearm hunting of deer or elk, hunting hours shall be one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset.
2) Hunting hours for falconry seasons (except migratory game bird seasons) are exempt from these hunting hours, except on designated pheasant release sites.


2002-2003 OFFICIAL HUNTING HOURS

FOR GAME ANIMALS AND FOREST GROUSE*

September 1, 2002 to January 31, 2003

Western Washington

from

Eastern Washington

from

Dates (Inclusive) A.M. to P.M. A.M. to P.M.
Daylight Savings Time
Sun. Sept. 1 6:00 8:20 5:45 8:10
Mon. Sept. 2 - Sun. Sept. 8 6:00 8:15 5:45 8:00
Mon. Sept. 9 - Sun. Sept. 15 6:10 8:00 6:00 7:45
Mon. Sept. 16 - Sun. Sept. 22 6:20 7:45 6:10 7:30
Mon. Sept. 23 - Sun. Sept. 29 6:30 7:30 6:20 7:15
Mon. Sept. 30 - Sun. Oct. 6 6:40 7:15 6:30 7:05
Mon. Oct. 7 - Sun. Oct. 13 6:50 7:00 6:40 6:50
Mon. Oct. 14 - Sun. Oct. 20 7:00 6:50 6:50 6:35
Mon. Oct. 21 - Sat. Oct. 26 7:10 6:35 7:00 6:25
Pacific Standard Time
Sun. Oct. 27 6:15 5:30 6:00 5:20
Mon. Oct. 28 - Sun. Nov. 3 6:20 5:25 6:10 5:20
Mon. Nov. 4 - Sun. Nov. 10 6:30 5:15 6:20 5:00
Mon. Nov. 11 - Sun. Nov. 17 6:40 5:05 6:30 4:50
Mon. Nov. 18 - Sun. Nov. 24 6:50 4:55 6:40 4:45
Mon. Nov. 25 - Sun. Dec. 1 7:00 4:50 6:50 4:40
Mon. Dec. 2 - Sun. Dec. 8 7:10 4:50 7:00 4:40
Mon. Dec. 9 - Sun. Dec. 15 7:15 4:50 7:05 4:40
Mon. Dec. 16 - Sun. Dec. 22 7:20 4:50 7:10 4:40
Mon. Dec. 23 - Sun. Dec. 29 7:25 4:55 7:10 4:45
Mon. Dec. 30 - Sun. Jan. 5 7:25 5:00 7:15 4:45
Mon. Jan. 6 - Sun. Jan. 12 7:25 5:05 7:15 4:55
Mon. Jan. 13 - Sun. Jan. 19 7:20 5:15 7:10 5:05
Mon. Jan. 20 - Sun. Jan. 26 7:15 5:25 7:05 5:15
Mon. Jan. 27 - Fri. Jan. 31 7:10 5:35 7:00 5:25

* These are lawful hunting hours (one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset) for game animals and forest grouse (ruffed, blue, spruce) during established seasons.

Exceptions:

1) Bobcat and raccoon are exempt from hunting hour restrictions during established bobcat and raccoon seasons except when that area is open to modern firearm hunting of deer or elk, hunting hours shall be one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset.
2) Hunting hours for falconry seasons (except migratory game bird seasons) are exempt from these hunting hours, except on designated pheasant release sites.

Hound Hunting During Deer and Elk Hunting Seasons


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 center-fire rifle deer or elk season. The use of hounds to hunt black bear, cougar, and bobcat is prohibited year around.


BOBCAT


Bag and Possession Limits: No Limit


OPEN SEASON: State-wide


Sept. 5, 2000-Mar. 15, 2001; Sept. 4, 2001-Mar. 15, 2002; Sept. 3, 2002-Mar. 15, 2003.


RACCOON


Bag and Possession Limits: No Limit


OPEN SEASON: State-wide, except CLOSED on Long Island within Willapa National Wildlife Refuge.


Sept. 5, 2000-Mar. 15, 2001; Sept. 4, 2001-Mar. 15, 2002; Sept. 3, 2002-Mar. 15, 2003.


FOX


Bag and Possession Limits: No Limit


OPEN SEASON: State-wide, except CLOSED within the exterior boundaries of the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie, Okanogan, Wenatchee, and Gifford Pinchot National Forests and GMUs 407 and 410.


Sept. 5, 2000-Mar. 15, 2001; Sept. 4, 2001-Mar. 15, 2002; Sept. 3, 2002-Mar. 15, 2003.


COYOTE


Bag and Possession Limits: No Limit


OPEN SEASON: State-wide, year around except CLOSED from September 15 to November 30 in the Pasayten Wilderness, GMUs 426 and 450, and those portions of GMUs 218, 245, and 448 within the external boundaries of the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie, Okanogan, and Wenatchee National Forests. However, coyote may only be killed and/or pursued with hounds during the following period: Sept. 5, 2000-Mar. 15, 2001; Sept. 4, 2001-Mar. 15, 2002; Sept. 3, 2002-Mar. 15, 2003; except coyote may be hunted year around with hounds in Grant, Adams, Benton, and Franklin counties.


FOREST GROUSE (BLUE, RUFFED, AND SPRUCE)


Bag and Possession Limits: Three (3) grouse per day, with a total of nine (9) grouse in possession at any time; straight or mixed bag.


State-wide: Sept. 1-Dec. 31, 2000; Sept. 1-Dec. 31, 2001; Sept. 1-Dec. 31, 2002.


PTARMIGAN, SAGE, AND SHARP-TAILED GROUSE


Season closed state-wide.


Upland Birds


Eastern Washington


Ring-necked Pheasant


Bag and Possession Limits: Three (3) cock pheasants per day, with a total of fifteen (15) cock pheasants in possession at any time.


Youth Season: Sept. 23 and 24, 2000; Sept. 22 and 23, 2001; Sept. 21 and 22, 2002. Open only to youth hunters accompanied by an adult at least 18 years old.


Regular Season: Oct. 7-Dec. 31, 2000; Oct. 6-Dec. 31, 2001; Oct. 5-Dec. 31, 2002.


Chukar Partridge


Bag and Possession Limits: Six (6) chukar per day, with a total of eighteen (18) chukar in possession at any time.


Regular Season: Oct. 1, 2000-Jan. 15, 2001; Oct. 1, 2001-Jan. 21, 2002; Oct. 1, 2002-Jan. 20, 2003.


Gray (Hungarian) Partridge


Bag and Possession Limits: Six (6) gray partridges per day, with a total of eighteen (18) gray partridges in possession at any time.


Regular Season: Oct. 1, 2000-Jan. 15, 2001; Oct. 1, 2001-Jan. 21, 2002; Oct. 1, 2002-Jan. 20, 2003.


Mountain Quail


Season closed throughout Eastern Washington.


Valley and Bobwhite Quail


Bag and Possession Limits: Ten (10) quail per day, with a total of thirty (30) quail in possession at any time, straight or mixed bag.


Youth Season: Sept. 23 and 24, 2000; Sept. 22 and 23, 2001; Sept. 21 and 22, 2002. Open only to youth hunters accompanied by an adult at least 18 years old.


Regular Season: Oct. 7, 2000-Jan. 15, 2001; Oct. 6, 2001-Jan. 21, 2002; Oct. 5, 2002-Jan. 20, 2003.


Yakama Indian Reservation: The 2000-01, 2001-02, 2002-03 Upland bird seasons within the Yakama Indian Reservation shall be the same as the season established by the Yakama Indian Nation.


Western Washington


Ring-necked Pheasant


Bag and Possession Limits: Two (2) pheasants of either sex per day, with a total of fifteen (15) pheasants in possession at any time.


Youth Season: Sept. 23 and 24, 2000; Sept. 22 and 23, 2001; Sept. 21 and 22, 2002. Open only to youth hunters accompanied by an adult at least 18 years old.


Hunters 65 years of age or older: Sept. 25-29, 2000; Sept. 24-28, 2001; Sept. 23-27, 2002.


Regular Season: Sept. 30-Nov. 30, 2000; Sept. 29-Nov. 30, 2001; Sept. 29-Nov. 30, 2002. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; except Dungeness Recreation site (Clallam County) starting Oct. 7, 2000; Oct. 6, 2001; Oct. 5, 2002.


A Western Washington Pheasant Permit is required to hunt pheasant in Western Washington, in addition to a current small game hunting license. Pheasant kills must be recorded. Upon taking a pheasant, the holder of a Western Washington Pheasant Permit must immediately enter on the corresponding space the date and location of kill.


There are three options available:


(1) Full Season Option: Allows the harvest of eight (8) pheasants.

(2) Youth Option: Allows the harvest of eight (8) pheasants by youth hunters.

(3) 3-Day Option: Allows the harvest of four (4) pheasants during three consecutive days.


Every person possessing a Western Washington Pheasant Permit must by December 31, return the permit to the Department of Fish and Wildlife. The number of permits purchased per year is not limited.


A hunter shall select one valid option at the time they purchase their Western Washington Pheasant Permit. It is unlawful to purchase an additional permit until the eight pheasant allowed on the current permit are taken.


Special Restriction: Western Washington pheasant hunters must choose to hunt on either 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 must indicate their choice on the Western Washington Pheasant Permit by choosing "odd" or "even." Hunters that select the three day option, hunters 65 years of age or older, and youth hunters may hunt during either weekend day morning. Youth hunters must be accompanied by an adult at least 18 years old. Adults must have an appropriately marked pheasant permit.


Mountain Quail


Bag and Possession Limits: Two (2) mountain quail per day, with a total of four (4) mountain quail in possession at any time.


Oct. 7-Nov. 30, 2000; Oct. 6-Nov. 30, 2001; Oct. 5-Nov. 30, 2002.


Valley and Bobwhite Quail


Bag and Possession Limits: Ten (10) valley or bobwhite quail per day, with a total of thirty (30) valley or bobwhite quail in possession at any time, straight or mixed bag.


Oct. 7-Nov. 30, 2000; Oct. 6-Nov. 30, 2001; Oct. 5-Nov. 30, 2002.


TURKEY


Spring Season


Gobblers and Turkeys with Visible Beards Only.


State-wide: April 15-May 15, 2001; April 15-May 15, 2002; April 15-May 15, 2003.


Fall Season


Either Sex


Permit Only - Asotin, Columbia, Garfield, Klickitat, Skamania, Stevens, and Walla Walla counties, and GMU 133: Oct. 1-5, 2000; Oct. 1-5, 2001; Oct. 1-5, 2002.


Permit Area Number of Permits
Asotin, Columbia, Garfield, and Walla Walla counties 50
Klickitat and Skamania counties 75
Stevens County 250
GMU 133 30

OFFICIAL HUNTING HOURS/BAG LIMITS:


Bag and Possession Limit: One (1) turkey per day, only two (2) may be killed in Eastern Washington per year, except only one (1) may be killed in Chelan, Kittitas, or Yakima counties; and one per year in Western Washington, except two turkeys may be killed in Klickitat County. The season limit is three (3) birds per year.


Hunting Hours: One-half hour before sunrise to sunset during spring and fall seasons.


SPECIAL REGULATIONS:


1. Turkey season is open for shotgun and bow-and-arrow hunting only.
2. A turkey tag is required for hunting turkey.
3. Each successful hunter must complete and return a game harvest report card to the Department of Fish and Wildlife within ten days after taking a turkey.
4. It is unlawful to use dogs to hunt turkeys.
5. It is unlawful to bait game birds.

BIRD DOG TRAINING SEASON


Wild upland game birds may be pursued during the dog training season, but may not be killed except during established hunting seasons. Captive raised game birds may be released and killed during dog training if proof of lawful acquisition (invoices) are in possession and the birds are appropriately marked (WAC 232-12-271) (WAC 232-12-044).


Aug. 1, 2000-Mar. 31, 2001; Aug. 1, 2001-Mar. 31, 2002; Aug. 1, 2002-Mar. 31, 2003, except from Sept. 15-Nov. 30, dog training is only allowed from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on designated Western Washington pheasant release sites.


Dog training may be conducted year around on posted portions of: Region One - Espanola (T 24 N, R 40 E, E 1/2 of Sec. 16); Region Three - South L.T. Murray Wildlife Area; Region Four - Fort Lewis Military Base, Skagit Wildlife Area, Lake Terrell Wildlife Area, and Snoqualmie Wildlife Area; Region Five - Shillapoo/Vancouver Lake Wildlife Area; Region Six - Scatter Creek Wildlife Area.


HIP REQUIREMENTS:


All hunters age 16 and over of migratory game birds (duck, goose, coot, snipe, mourning dove) are required to complete a Harvest Information Program (HIP) survey form at a license dealer, and possess a Washington Migratory Bird Stamp as evidence of compliance with this requirement when hunting migratory game birds. Youth hunters are required to complete a HIP survey form, and possess a free Washington Youth Migratory Bird Authorization as evidence of compliance with this requirement when hunting migratory game birds.


CANADA GOOSE SEPTEMBER SEASON


Bag and Possession Limits: Western Washington Goose Management Areas 1 and 3: Five (5) Canada geese per day with a total of ten (10) in possession at any time. Remainder of the state: Three (3) Canada geese per day with a total of six (6) in possession at any time.


State-wide: Sept. 9-14, 2000; Sept. 8-13, 2001; Sept. 7-12, 2002.


BAND-TAILED PIGEON


Closed season state-wide.


MOURNING DOVE


Bag and Possession Limits: Ten (10) mourning doves per day with a total of twenty (20) mourning doves in possession at any time.


State-wide: Sept. 1-15, 2000; Sept. 1-15, 2001; Sept. 1-15, 2002.


COTTONTAIL AND SNOWSHOE HARE (OR WASHINGTON HARE)


Bag and Possession Limits: Five (5) rabbits or hares per day, with a total of fifteen (15) in possession at any time, straight or mixed bag.


State-wide: Sept. 1, 2000-Mar. 15, 2001; Sept. 1, 2001-Mar. 15, 2002; Sept. 1, 2002-Mar. 15, 2003.


JACKRABBIT


Closed season state-wide.


CROWS


Bag and Possession Limits: No Limit


State-wide: Oct. 1, 2000-Jan. 31, 2001; Oct. 1, 2001-Jan. 31, 2002; Oct. 1, 2002-Jan. 31, 2003.


FALCONRY SEASONS


Upland Game Bird - Falconry


Daily Bag: Two (2) pheasants (either sex), six (6) partridge, five (5) quail, and three (3) forest grouse (blue, ruffed, spruce) per day.


State-wide: Sept. 1, 2000-Mar. 15, 2001; Sept. 1, 2001-Mar. 15, 2002; Sept. 1, 2002-Mar. 15, 2003.


Mourning Dove - Falconry


Daily Bag: Three (3) mourning doves per day straight bag or mixed bag with snipe, coots, ducks, and geese during established seasons.


State-wide: Sept. 1-15 and Oct. 1-Dec. 31, 2000; Sept. 1-15 and Oct. 1-Dec. 31, 2001; Sept. 1-15 and Oct. 1-Dec. 31, 2002.


Cottontail and Snowshoe Hare - Falconry


Daily Bag: Five (5) rabbits or hares per day, straight or mixed bag.


State-wide: Aug. 1, 2000-Mar. 15, 2001; Aug. 1, 2001-Mar. 15, 2002; Aug. 1, 2002-Mar. 15, 2003; for cottontail and snowshoe hare (or Washington hare).

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OTS-3901.2


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-278
2000-2002 deer general seasons and 2000 special permits.


Bag Limit: One (1) deer per hunter during the 2000 hunting season. The Fish and Wildlife Commission may authorize two doe permits for damage areas. Any multiple doe permits will be identified by special permit.


Hunting Method: Hunters must select one of the hunting methods (modern firearm, archery, muzzleloader).


Any Buck Deer Seasons: Open only to the taking of male deer with visible antlers (buck fawns illegal).


Branched Antler Restrictions: APPLIES TO ALL HUNTERS DURING ANY OPEN SEASON! Buck deer taken in these GMUs must meet minimum antler point requirements. Minimum antler point requirements are antler points on one side only. Antler points include eye guards but all antler points must be at least one inch long. The following GMUs have 2 or 3 point minimum requirements on buck deer taken.


2 Point GMUs: 437, 558, 574, 578, 588, 636, 654, and 681.


3 Point GMUs: All Mule Deer in 100, 200, and 300 series GMUs; Whitetail Deer in GMUs 127, 130, 133, 136, 139, 142, 145, 149, 154, 162, 163, 166, 169, 172, 175, 178, 181, and 186.


Permit Only Units: The following GMUs are closed during general seasons: 290 (Desert), 329 (Quilomene), 342 (Umtanum), 371 (Alkali), and 485 (Green River).


GMUs Closed to Deer Hunting: 157 (Mill Creek Watershed) and 522 (Loo-wit).


Blacktail Deer: Any member of blacktail/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 Klickitat County and in Klickitat County west of Highway 97.


Mule Deer: Any member of blacktail/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 Klickitat County and in Klickitat County east of Highway 97.


Whitetail Deer: Means any whitetail deer (member of the species Odocoileus virginianus) except the Columbian Whitetail Deer (species Odocoileus virginianus leucurus).


Harvest Report Card: Successful hunters must fill out and return a Game Harvest Report Card within 10 days after taking a deer.


Modern Firearm Deer Seasons

License Required: A valid big game hunting license which includes a deer species option.

Tag Required: Valid modern firearm deer tag on his/her person 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 2000 Dates 2001 Dates 2002 Dates Game Management Units (GMUs) Legal Deer
HIGH BUCK HUNTS
Sept. 15-25 Sept. 15-25 Sept. 15-25 Alpine Lakes, Glacier Peak, Pasayten and Olympic Peninsula Wilderness Areas and Lake Chelan Recreation Area and that part of the Henry Jackson Wilderness Area west of the Pacific Crest Trail 3 pt. min.
GENERAL SEASON HUNTS
Western Washington Blacktail Deer Oct. 14-31 Oct. 13-31 Oct. 12-31 407, 418, 426, 448 through 466, 490, 501 through 520, 524 through 556, 560, 568, 572, 601 through 633, 638 through 673, 684 Any buck
410, 564 Any deer
437, 558, 574, 578, 588, 636, 654, 681 2 pt. min.
Eastern Washington Whitetail Deer

Oct. 14-27 Oct. 13-26 Oct. 12-25 101 through 124, 203 through 382 except closed in GMUs 290, 329, 342, 371 and PLWMA 201 Any whitetail buck
Oct. 14-22 Oct. 13-21 Oct. 12-20 127 through 154, 162 through 186 Whitetail, 3 pt. min.
Mule Deer Oct. 14-22 Oct. 13-21 Oct. 12-20 All 100, 200, and 300 series GMUs except closed in GMUs 157, 290, 329, 342, 371, and PLWMA 201 3 pt. min., except any deer in GMU 381
LATE BUCK HUNTS
Western Washington Blacktail Deer Nov. 16-19 Nov. 15-18 Nov. 14-17 All 400, 500, and 600 GMUs except closed in GMUs 418, 426, 437, 448, 450, 460, 485, 522, 574, 578, and 588 Any buck except 2 pt. min. in GMUs 558, 636, 654, 681 and any deer in GMUs 410 and 564
Eastern Washington Whitetail Deer Nov. 6-19 Nov. 5-19 Nov. 4-19 105 through 124 Any whitetail buck
Nov. 11-19 Nov. 10-18 Nov. 9-17 127 through 142 Whitetail-3 pt. min.
HUNTERS 65 AND OVER, DISABLED, OR YOUTH SEASONS
Eastern Washington Whitetail Deer Oct. 14-27 Oct. 13-26 Oct. 12-25 101 through 124 Any whitetail deer
Oct. 14-22 Oct. 13-21 Oct. 12-20 127 through 142 Whitetail-3 pt. min. or antlerless
DISABLED HUNTERS
Eastern Washington Whitetail Deer Oct. 14-22 Oct. 13-21 Oct. 12-20 145 through 154,

162 through 186

Whitetail-3 pt. min. or antlerless
ADVANCED HUNTER EDUCATION (AHE) GRADUATE SEASON
Eastern Washington Whitetail Deer Dec. 9-15 Dec. 9-15 Dec. 9-15 GMUs 127-142 Antlerless only


Archery Deer Seasons

License Required: A valid big game hunting license which includes a deer species option.

Tag Required: Valid archery deer tag on his/her person for the area hunted.

Special Notes: Archery tag holders can only hunt during archery seasons with archery equipment.


Hunt Area 2000 Dates 2001 Dates 2002 Dates Game Management Units (GMUs) Legal Deer
Early Archery Deer Seasons
Western Washington

Blacktail Deer

Sept. 1-30 Sept. 1-30 Sept. 1-30 407 through 426, 448 through 466, 490 through 520, 524 through 556, 560 through 572, 601 through 633, 638 through 673, 684 and Long Island. Bangor Submarine Base within GMU 627 is open for archers with disabilities by permit from the Navy. For information on this hunt call Tom Jones at (360) 396-5097. Special Restrictions: Must be a U.S. Citizen and hunting is open on weekends only. Any Deer, except buck only in GMUs 506, 530, 550, 568, 672, 673
437, 558, 574, 578, 588, 636, 654, 681 2 pt. min. or antlerless
Alpine Lakes, Glacier Peak, and Olympic Peninsula Wilderness Areas 3 pt. min. or antlerless
Eastern Washington Mule Deer Sept. 1-30 Sept. 1-30 Sept. 1-30 101 through 127, 204 through 247, 249 through 251, 260, 262, 328, 334 through 340, 346 through 368, 372 3 pt. min.
Sept. 1-15 Sept. 1-15 Sept. 1-15 130 through 154, 162 through 178, 181, 186, 248, 254, 266, 269, 272, 278, 284, 381, 382 3 pt. min., except any deer in GMU 381
Sept. 16-30 Sept. 16-30 Sept. 16-30 130 through 154, 162 through 178, 248, 254, 266, 269, 272, 278, 284, 381, 382 3 pt. min. or antlerless, except any deer in GMU 381
Eastern Washington Whitetail Deer Sept. 1-30 Sept. 1-30 Sept. 1-30 101 through 124, 204 through 284 Any deer
Sept. 1-30 Sept. 1-30 Sept. 1-30 127 through 154, 162 through 186 3 pt. min. or antlerless
Late Archery Deer Seasons
Western Washington Blacktail Deer Nov. 22-Dec. 8 Nov. 21-Dec. 8 Nov. 20-Dec. 8 588 2 pt. min. or antlerless
Nov. 22-Dec. 15 Nov. 21-Dec. 15 Nov. 20-Dec. 15 558, 636, 681 2 pt. min. or antlerless
460, 466, 506 through 520, 524, 530, 556, 560, 572, 601, 607 through 618, 638, 648, 673, and Long Island Any deer, except buck only in GMUs 506, 530, and 673
Nov. 22-Dec. 31 Nov. 21-Dec. 31 Nov. 20-Dec. 31 407, 410, 454, 505, 603, 624, 627, 642, 652, 660 through 672 Any deer, except buck only in GMU 672
437 2 pt. min. or antlerless
Eastern Washington Mule Deer Nov. 22-Dec. 8 Nov. 21-Dec. 8 Nov. 20-Dec. 8 145, 178 3 pt. min. or antlerless
Nov. 22-Dec. 15 Nov. 21-Dec. 15 Nov. 20-Dec. 15 127 3 pt. min. or antlerless
209, 215, 233, 243, 250, 346, 352, that part of GMU 360 north of USFS Roads 324, 325 to the intersection of Carmack Canyon; then northeast down Carmack Canyon bottom to the Naches River and north to State Highway 410, GMUs 364, 368 3 pt. min.
272 3 pt. min. or antlerless
Eastern Washington Whitetail Deer Nov. 10-Dec. 15 Nov. 10-Dec. 15 Nov. 10-Dec. 15 101 Any Whitetail
Nov. 22-Dec. 8 Nov. 21-Dec. 8 Nov. 20-Dec. 8 209, 215, 233, 272 Any Whitetail
145, 178 3 pt. min. or antlerless
Eastern Washington Whitetail Deer Nov. 22-Dec.15 Nov. 21-Dec. 15 Nov. 20-Dec. 15 105, 117, 121, 124 Any Whitetail
127 3 pt. min. or antlerless


Muzzleloader Deer Seasons

License Required: A valid big game hunting license which includes a deer species option.

Tag Required: Valid muzzleloader deer tag on his/her person 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.


Hunt Area 2000 Dates 2001 Dates 2002 Dates Game Management Units Legal Deer
High Buck Hunts Sept. 15-25 Sept. 15-25 Sept. 15-25 Alpine Lakes, Glacier Peak, Pasayten and Olympic Peninsula Wilderness Areas, Lake Chelan Recreation Area and that part of the Henry Jackson Wilderness Area west of the Pacific Crest Trail. 3 pt. min.
Early Muzzleloader Deer Seasons
Western Washington Blacktail Deer Oct. 7-11 Oct. 6-10 Oct. 5-9 407, 418, 426, 448, 501, 504, 505, 513, 520, 530, 554, 568, 603, 612, 624, 627, 638, 642, 660, 663, 672, 673, 684 Any buck
410, 454, 564, 652, 666 Any deer
437, 578 2 pt. min.
Eastern Washington Whitetail Deer Oct. 7-11 Oct. 6-10 Oct. 5-9 209, 239, 243, 244, 245, 246, 250, 251, 284 Whitetail, any buck
133, 142, 145, 149 Whitetail, 3 pt. min.
109, 117, 124 Whitetail, any deer
Eastern Washington Mule Deer Oct. 7-11 Oct. 6-10 Oct. 5-9 109, 117, 133, 142, 145, 149, 209, 239, 243, 244, 245, 246, 250, 251, 284, 336, 352, 360, 382 Mule deer, 3 pt. min.
Late Muzzleloader Deer Seasons
Western Washington Blacktail Deer Nov. 22-Dec. 15 Nov. 21-Dec. 15 Nov. 20-Dec. 15 410, 501, 504, 564, 666, 684, and Muzzleloader Area 926 Any deer
654 2 pt. min.
550, 602, 633, 651 Any buck
Nov. 22-Dec. 8 Nov. 21-Dec. 8 Nov. 20-Dec. 8 578 2 pt. min.
Eastern Washington Whitetail Deer Nov. 22-Dec. 15 Nov. 21-Dec. 15 Nov. 20-Dec. 15 113 Whitetail, any buck
Nov. 22-Dec. 8 Nov. 21-Dec. 8 Nov. 20-Dec. 8 130, 139, 284 Whitetail, 3 pt. min. or antlerless
Eastern Washington Mule Deer Nov. 22-Dec. 8 Nov. 21-Dec. 8 Nov. 20-Dec. 8 130, 284 Mule deer, 3 pt. min. or antlerless
Nov. 22-Dec. 8 Nov. 21-Dec. 8 Nov. 20-Dec. 8 382 3 pt. min.


Firearm Restricted Deer Hunts Open To All Deer Hunters

License Required: Hunting license.

Tag Required: Valid modern firearm, archery or muzzleloader deer tag on his/her person for the area hunted.

Hunting Method: Must use weapon in compliance with tag. Firearm restrictions apply in some GMUs. In firearm restriction areas, modern firearm hunters may hunt with a muzzleloader equipped with a scope.


Firearm Restricted Hunts Open To All Deer Hunters
Hunting license and deer tag required. Must use hunting method in compliance with tag. Check firearm restrictions. Archery, shotgun, muzzleloader or revolver type handgun only. Hunter orange required.
Hunt Area 2000 Dates 2001 Dates 2002 Dates Game Management Units (GMUs) Legal Deer
Western Washington Blacktail Deer Oct. 14-31 Oct. 13-31 Oct. 12-31 410, Vashon and Maury Islands Any deer
Nov. 22-Dec. 31 Nov. 21-Dec. 31 Nov. 20-Dec. 31 564 Any deer
Sept. 1-Dec. 31 Sept. 1- Dec. 31 Sept. 1-Dec. 31 Indian Island. Restricted Access.* Any deer
*Archery only except for one day persons of disability hunt. Archers must qualify during the June to August period to hunt. For information call Bill Kalina at (360) 396-5353.


Special Deer Permit Hunting Seasons

(Open to Permit Holders Only)

Hunters must purchase a deer hunting license prior to purchase of a permit application.


Hunt Name 2000 Permit Season Special Restrictions Boundary Description 2000 Permits
Modern Firearm Deer Permit Hunts (Only modern firearm and muzzleloader deer tag holders may apply)
Hunters may hunt only with weapon in compliance with tag.
Sherman Oct. 14-27 Whitetail, Antlerless GMU 101 100
Kelly Hill Oct. 14-27 Whitetail, Antlerless GMU 105 100
Threeforks Oct. 14-27 Whitetail, Antlerless GMU 109 300
Selkirk Oct. 14-27 Whitetail, Antlerless GMU 113 25
49 Degrees North Oct. 14-27 Whitetail, Antlerless GMU 117 100
Huckleberry Oct. 14-27 Whitetail, Antlerless GMU 121 250
Mt. Spokane Oct. 14-27 Whitetail, Antlerless GMU 124 800
Mica Peak Oct. 14-22 Whitetail, Antlerless GMU 127 160
Cheney Oct. 14-22 Antlerless GMU 130 150
Roosevelt Nov. 6-15 Antlerless GMU 133 450
Harrington Nov. 6-15 Antlerless GMU 136 125
Steptoe Nov. 6-15 Whitetail, Antlerless GMU 139 200
Almota Nov. 6-15 Antlerless GMU 142 225
Mayview Nov. 6-15 Antlerless GMU 145 500
Prescott A Nov. 6-15 Antlerless GMU 149 400
Prescott B Nov. 6-15 Antlerless That portion of GMU 149 north of Hwy 261 150
Blue Creek Nov. 6-15 Whitetail, Antlerless GMU 154 200
Dayton Nov. 6-15 Whitetail, Antlerless GMU 162 250
Marengo A Nov. 6-15 Whitetail, Antlerless GMU 163 150
Marengo B Nov. 6-15 Antlerless GMU 163 50
Peola Nov. 6-15 Antlerless GMU 178 125
Blue Mtns. Foothills A Nov. 6-21 Whitetail, 3 Pt. Min. or Antlerless GMUs 149, 154, 162-166 100
Blue Mtns. Foothills B Nov. 6-21 Whitetail, 3 Pt. Min. or Antlerless GMUs 145, 172-181 50
East Okanogan Nov. 1-15 Any Whitetail GMU 204 100
West Okanogan Nov. 1-15 Any Whitetail GMUs 209, 218-242 100
Sinlahekin Nov. 1-15 Any Whitetail GMU 215 50
Chewuch Nov. 1-15 Any Buck GMU 218 15
Pearrygin Nov. 1-15 Any Buck GMU 224 15
Gardner Nov. 1-15 Any Buck GMU 231 15
Pogue Nov. 1-15 Any Buck GMU 233 15
Chiliwist Nov. 1-15 Any Buck GMU 239 5
Alta Nov. 1-15 Any Buck GMU 242 15
Manson Nov. 1-15 Any Buck GMU 243 5
Chiwawa Nov. 1-15 Any Buck GMU 245 5
Entiat Nov. 1-15 Any Buck GMU 247 5
Big Bend A Oct. 14-22 Antlerless GMU 248 50
Swakane Nov. 1-15 Any Buck GMU 250 5
Mission Nov. 1-15 Any Buck GMU 251 5
Badger Nov. 1-15 Antlerless GMU 266 75
Beezeley East Oct. 14-22 Antlerless That part of GMU 272 in Grant County 300
Kahlotus Oct. 14-22 Antlerless GMU 284 100
Desert A Nov. 1-15 Any Deer GMU 290 15
Desert B Nov. 18-26 Antlerless GMU 290 50
Quilomene A Nov. 8-23 Any Buck GMU 329 110
Umtanum A Nov. 8-23 Any Buck GMU 342 100
Alkali A Nov. 8-23 Any Buck GMU 371 60
Alkali B Nov. 8-23 Antlerless GMU 371 25
East Klickitat Oct. 14-22 3 Pt. Min. or Antlerless GMU 382 50
Green River A Oct. 7-13 Any Buck GMU 485 10
Lincoln Oct. 14-31 Any Deer GMU 501 80
Stella Oct. 14-31 Any Deer GMU 504* 75
Mossyrock Oct. 14-31 Any Deer GMU 505 150
Stormking Oct. 14-31 Any Deer GMU 510 75
South Rainier Oct. 14-31 Any Deer GMU 513 75
Packwood Oct. 14-31 Any Deer GMU 516 100
Winston Oct. 14-31 Any Deer GMU 520 100
Yale Oct. 14-31 Any Deer GMU 554* 50
Marble Oct. 14-31 2 Pt. Min. or Antlerless GMU 558 75
Lewis River Oct. 14-31 Any Deer GMU 560 100
Siouxon Oct. 14-31 Any Deer GMU 572 100
Wind River A Oct. 14-31 2 Pt. Min. or Antlerless GMU 574 40
Wind River B Nov. 16-19 2 Pt. Min. GMU 574 25
West Klickitat A Oct. 14-31 2 Pt. Min. or Antlerless GMU 578 50
West Klickitat B Nov. 16-19 2 Pt. Min GMU 578 35
Grayback A Oct. 14-31 2 Pt. Min. or Antlerless GMU 588 125
Grayback B Nov. 16-19 2 Pt. Min GMU 588 50
Pysht** Oct. 14-31 Any Deer GMU 603 50
Olympic Oct. 14-31 Any Deer GMU 621 40
Coyle Oct. 14-31 Any Deer GMU 624 30
Kitsap Oct. 14-31 Any Deer GMU 627 20
Mason Lake Oct. 14-31 Any Deer GMU 633 70
Skokomish Oct. 14-31 2 Pt. Min. or Antlerless GMU 636 80
Wynoochee Oct. 14-31 Any Deer GMU 648 100
Satsop Oct. 14-31 Any Deer GMU 651 150
North River Oct. 14-31 Any Deer GMU 658 60
Minot Peak Oct. 14-31 Any Deer GMU 660 100
Capitol Peak Oct. 14-31 Any Deer GMU 663 120
Deschutes Oct. 14-31 Any Deer GMU 666 80
Skookumchuck A Oct. 14-31 Any Deer GMU 667 200
*Firearm Restriction Areas - Muzzleloader or archery equipment only.
**Permit not valid on Merrill and Ring Tree Farm.


Muzzleloader Only Deer Permit Hunts (Only muzzleloader tag holders may apply.)
Green Bluff Dec. 9-31 Whitetail, Antlerless That portion of GMU 124 east of Hwy 2 75
Blue Mtns. Foothills C Nov. 22-Dec. 8 Whitetail, 3 Pt. Min. or Antlerless GMUs 149-154, 162-166 60
Blue Mtns. Foothills D Nov. 22-Dec. 8 Whitetail, 3 Pt. Min. or Antlerless GMUs 172-175, 181 50
Moses Coulee Dec. 1-31 Antlerless GMU 269 50
Desert C Oct. 23-29 Any Deer GMU 290 3
Quilomene B Oct. 1-10 Any Buck GMU 329 15
Umtanum B Oct. 1-10 Any Buck GMU 342 10
Alkali C Sept. 30-Oct. 6 Any Buck GMU 371 10
Alkali D Sept. 30-Oct. 6 Antlerless GMU 371 5
Mason Lake Oct. 7-13 Antlerless GMU 633 30
Satsop Oct. 7-13 Any Deer GMU 651 50
Archery Only Deer Permit Hunts (Only archery deer tag holders may apply.)
Desert D Sept. 16-Oct. 6 Any Deer GMU 290 35
Quilomene C Nov. 24-Dec. 8 Any Buck GMU 329 90
Umtanum C Nov. 24-Dec. 8 Any Buck GMU 342 75
Alkali E Nov. 24-Dec. 8 Any Deer GMU 371 35
Special Deer Permit Hunts for Hunters 65 or older.
Walla Walla Oct. 14-22 3-Pt. Min. or Antlerless GMUs 149, 163 100
Special Youth Deer Permit Hunts (Must be eligible for the youth hunting license and accompanied by an adult during the hunt.)
Blue Mtns. Foothills E Oct. 14-22 3-Pt. Min. or Antlerless GMUs 149, 154, 162-166 150
Blue Mtns. Foothills F Oct. 14-22 3-Pt. Min. or Antlerless GMUs 145, 172-181 75
Big Bend B Oct. 14-22 Antlerless GMU 248 25
Toutle Oct. 14-31 Any Deer GMU 556 100
Wind River Oct. 14-31 2-Pt. Min. or Antlerless GMU 574 75
Satsop Oct. 10-31 Any Deer GMU 651 10
Skookumchuck D Oct. 10-31 Any Deer GMU 667 60

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OTS-3902.4


NEW SECTION

WAC 232-28-279
2000-2002 elk general seasons and 2000-2001 special permits.

Bag Limit: One (1) elk per hunter during the 2000 hunting season.


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. The Northwest, Blue Mountains, Colockum, and Yakima elk tags are all valid for the Eastern Wasington Tag Area.


Any Bull Elk Seasons: Open only to the taking of male elk with visible antlers (bull calves are illegal).


Spike Bull Restrictions: Bull elk taken in these GMUs must have at least one antler that is a spike above the ears (does not branch above ears). An animal with branched antlers on both sides is illegal but an animal with a spike on one side is legal in spike only units.


Spike Only GMUs: 145-154, 162-186, 249-251, 328, 329, and 335-371.


3 Point Restriction: Legal bull elk taken must have at least 3 antler points on one side only. Antler points may include eye guards, but antler points on the lower half of the main beam must be at least four (4) inches long measured from antler tip to nearest edge of beam; all other antler points must be at least one (1) 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, and 588 and Muzzleloader Area 941.


GMUs Closed to Elk Hunting: 418 (Nooksack), and 437 (Sauk) except for ML Elk Area 941, 485 (Green River), 490 (Cedar River), 522 (Loo-wit) and 636 (Skokomish).


Special Permits: Only hunters with elk tag prefix identified in the Special Elk Permits tables may apply for special bull or antlerless permits. Please see permit table for tag eligibility. Hunters drawn for a special permit may hunt only with a weapon in compliance with their tag and during the dates listed for the hunt.


Harvest Report Card: Successful hunters must fill out and return a Game Harvest Report Card within 10 days after taking an elk.


Elk Tag Areas


Eastern Washington: All 100, 200, and 300 GMUs except permit only in GMUs 127 and 130 for modern firearm hunters and permit only for all hunters in GMU 157. Modern firearm restrictions in GMU 334.

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 except closed in GMUs 418, 437 (except for Muzzleloader Area 941), 485, 490, 522, 636 and modern firearm restrictions in portions of GMU 660. GMU 554 is open only for early archery and muzzleloader seasons. Elk Area 064 in GMU 638 (Quinault) is open to AHE hunters only. Elk hunting by permit only in GMUs 524, 556, 621, and PLWMA 600 (Pysht).

WA - Western Washington Archery Tag

WF - Western Washington Modern Firearm General Elk Tag

WM - Western Washington Muzzleloader Tag


Modern Firearm Elk Seasons


License Required: A valid big game hunting license with an elk tag option.

Tag Required: Valid modern firearm elk tag as listed below on his/her person for the area hunted.

Hunting Method: May use rifle, bow and arrow, or muzzleloader, but only during modern firearm seasons.


Hunt Area Elk Area

Game Management Units (GMUs) 2000 Dates 2001 Dates 2002 Dates Legal Elk
Eastern

Washington

EF 109 through 117, 124 east of Hwy 395 Oct. 28-Nov. 5 Oct. 27-Nov. 4 Oct. 26-Nov. 3 Any bull
157 Permit only
145 through 154, 162 through 186, 249, that part of GMU 250 south of Hwy 2, 251, 328, 329, 335 through 368 Oct. 28-Nov. 5 Oct. 27-Nov. 4 Oct. 26-Nov. 3 Spike bull
372, 382 Sept. 1-Oct. 13 Sept. 1-Oct. 12 Sept. 1-Oct. 11 Antlerless
Oct. 28-Nov. 5 Oct. 27-Nov. 4 Oct. 26-Nov. 3 Any elk
Dec. 9-13 Dec. 8-12 Dec. 7-11 Antlerless
101, 105, 121, 124 west of Hwy 395, 127-142 Oct. 28-Nov. 5 Oct. 27-Nov. 4 Oct. 26-Nov. 4 Any elk
Western

Washington

WF 407, 448, 460, 466, 504 through 520, 530, 550, 558, 560, 572, 601 through 618, 624 through 633, 638 through 684. Except AHE hunters only in Elk Area 064 in GMU 638. Nov. 4-12 Nov. 3-11 Nov. 2-10 3 pt. min.
501 Nov. 4-12 Nov. 3-11 Nov. 2-10 3 pt. min. or antlerless
564, 568, 574 through 588 Nov. 4-12 Nov. 3-11 Nov. 2-10 Any elk
454 Nov. 4-12 Nov. 3-11 Nov. 2-10 Any bull
524, 556, 621, PLWMA 600 Nov. 4-12 Nov. 3-11 Nov. 2-10 Permit only

Archery Elk Seasons


License Required: A valid big game hunting license with an elk tag option.

Tag Required: Valid archery elk tag as listed below on his/her person for the area hunted.

Hunting Method: Bow and arrow only.

Special Notes: Archery tag holders can hunt only during archery seasons. Archery elk hunters may apply for special bull permits. Please see permit table for tag eligibility for all elk permits.


Hunt Area Elk Tag Game Management Units (GMUs) 2000 Dates 2001 Dates 2002 Dates Legal Elk
Early Archery Elk Seasons
Eastern

Washington

EA 101 through 109, 121 through 142, 243, 247, 249, 250, 334 Sept. 1-14 Sept. 1-14 Sept. 1-14 Any elk
145 through 154, 162 through 186 Sept. 1-14 Sept. 1-14 Sept. 1-14 Spike bull
328, 329, 335, 336, 340, 352, 356, 364 Sept. 1-14 Sept. 1-14 Sept. 1-14 Spike bull or antlerless
113-117 Sept. 1-14 Sept. 1-14 Sept. 1-14 Any bull
Western

Washington

WA 454, 564, 568, 574, 578, 588 Sept. 1-14 Sept. 1-14 Sept. 1-14 Any elk
407, 448, 501 through 506, 520, 530, 550, 554, 558, 560, 572, 652, 654, 660, 663, 667 through 673, 684 and Long Island Sept. 1-14 Sept. 1-14 Sept. 1-14 3 pt. min. or antlerless
460, 466, 510, 513, 516, 601, 602, 603, 612 through 618, 624 through 633, 638 through 651, 653, 658, 666, 681. AHE hunters only in Elk Area 064 in GMU 638. Permit only in PLWMA 600 in GMU 603. Sept. 1-14 Sept. 1-14 Sept. 1-14 3 pt. min.
Late Archery Elk Seasons
Eastern

Washington

EA 101, 105, 121 through 127 Nov. 22-Dec. 8 Nov. 21-Dec. 8 Nov. 20-Dec. 8 Any elk
117 Nov. 22-Dec. 8 Nov. 21-Dec. 8 Nov. 20-Dec. 8 Any bull
178 Nov. 22-Dec. 8 Nov. 21-Dec. 8 Nov. 20-Dec. 8 Antlerless only
328, 335, 336, 346, 352, 368 and that part of GMU 360 north of USFS Roads 324, 325, to the intersection of Carmack Canyon then east down Carmack Canyon bottom to Naches River and north to State Hwy 410 Nov. 22-Dec. 8 Nov. 21-Dec. 8 Nov. 20-Dec. 8 Spike bull or antlerless
Western

Washington

WA 407, 505, 652, 672, 681 and Long Island. In GMU 681 closed between US Highway 101 and the Columbia River from Astoria-Megler toll bridge to the Wallacut River. Nov. 22-Dec. 15 Nov. 21-Dec. 15 Nov. 20-Dec. 15 3 pt. min. or antlerless
454, 564, 588 Nov. 22-Dec. 15 Nov. 21-Dec. 15 Nov. 20-Dec. 15 Any elk
506, 520, 530, 603, 612, 615, 638, 648 except closed in PLWMA 600 in GMU 603. AHE hunters only in Elk Area 064 in GMU 638. Nov. 22-Dec. 15 Nov. 21-Dec. 15 Nov. 20-Dec. 15 3 pt. min.


Muzzleloader Elk Seasons


License Required: A valid big game hunting license with an elk tag option.

Tag Required: Valid muzzleloader elk tag as listed below on his/her person for the area hunted.

Hunting Method: Muzzleloader only.

Special Notes: Muzzleloader tag holders can only hunt during the muzzleloader seasons and must hunt with muzzleloader equipment. Only hunters with tags identified in the Special Elk Permits tables may apply for special elk permits.


Hunt Area Elk Tag Game Management Units (GMUs) 2000 Dates 2001 Dates 2002 Dates Legal Elk
Early Muzzleloader Elk Seasons
Eastern

Washington

EM 109, 247 Oct. 7-13 Oct. 6-12 Oct. 5-11 Any bull
127 through 142 Oct. 7-13 Oct. 6-12 Oct. 5-11 Any elk
172, 245, 250, 251, 342, 356, 368 Oct. 7-13 Oct. 6-12 Oct. 5-11 Spike bull
ML 911 Aug. 19-Sept. 10 Aug. 18-Sept. 9 Aug. 17-Sept. 8 Spike bull or antlerless
That part of GMU 368 east of the following boundary: Jump Off Road and the power lines to South Fork Cowiche Creek, west along South Fork Cowiche Creek to Road A 5500, east on A 5500 Road and south on A 5000 Road to North Fork Ahtanum Creek Road, south and west on North Fork Ahtanum Creek Road to A 2000, A 2000 to A 2400 Road, A 2400 Road to A 1000 Road and South Fork of Ahtanum Creek. Oct. 7-13 Oct. 6-12 Oct. 5-11 Antlerless
Western

Washington

WM 454, 564, 568, 684 Oct. 7-13 Oct. 6-12 Oct. 5-11 Any elk
460, 501, 504, 513, 530, 554, 602, 603, 607, 652, 654, 660 Oct. 7-13 Oct. 6-12 Oct. 5-11 3 pt. min.
501 Oct. 7-13 Oct. 6-12 Oct. 5-11 3 pt. min. or antlerless
Late Muzzleloader Elk Seasons
Eastern

Washington

EM 130 through 142 Nov. 22- Dec. 8 Nov. 21- Dec. 8 Nov. 20- Dec. 8 Any elk
346 Nov. 11-15 Nov. 10-14 Nov. 9-13 Spike bull or antlerless
ML Area 944 Nov. 22- Dec. 8 Nov. 21- Dec. 8 Nov. 20- Dec. 8 Spike bull or antlerless
That part of GMU 368 east of the following boundary: Jump Off Road and the power lines to South Fork Cowiche Creek, west along South Fork Cowiche Creek to Road A 5500, east on A 5500 Road and south on A 5000 Road to North Fork Ahtanum Creek Road, south and west on North Fork Ahtanum Creek Road to A 2000, A 2000 to A 2400 Road, A 2400 Road to A 1000 Road and South Fork of Ahtanum Creek. Nov. 11-15 Nov. 10-14 Nov. 9-13 Spike bull or antlerless
Western

Washington

WM 501, 505 Nov. 22- Dec. 8 Nov. 21- Dec. 8 Nov. 20- Dec. 8 3 pt. min. or antlerless
454, 564, 568, 684 Nov. 22- Dec. 15 Nov. 21- Dec. 15 Nov. 20- Dec. 15 Any elk
574, 578 Nov. 22- Dec. 8 Nov. 21- Dec. 8 Nov. 20- Dec. 8 Any elk
504, 550, 601, 652 Nov. 22- Dec. 15 Nov. 21- Dec. 15 Nov. 20- Dec. 15 3 pt. min.


Special Elk Hunts Open to Specified Tag Holders


License Required: A valid big game hunting license with an elk tag option.

Tag Required: Proper elk tags are listed with each GMU below.

Hunting Method: Hunters must use method listed on their tag, except in Firearm Restriction Areas, where some types of weapons are banned from use. See elk tag required, dates, and legal elk in table below. In firearm restriction areas modern firearm hunters may hunt with a muzzleloader equipped with a scope.


Hunt Area Elk Tag Game Management Units 2000 Dates 2001 Dates 2002 Dates Legal Elk
Eastern

Washington

EA, EM, EF 127 through 142, Advanced Hunter Education Graduates only. Dec. 9-31 Dec. 9-31 Dec. 9-31 Any elk
Grant, Adams, Douglas, Franklin, Okanogan, and Benton (south of the Yakima River), and Chelan County (north of Hwy 2, except closed within 1/2 mile of the Columbia River in Douglas and Grant counties) Oct. 28-Nov. 15 Oct. 27 -Nov. 15 Oct. 26 -Nov. 15 Any elk
EM ML Area 911, Advanced Hunter Education Graduates only. Nov. 25 -Dec. 3 Nov. 24 -Dec. 2 Nov. 23 -Dec. 1 Spike bull or antlerless
Western Washington WF 568, 574, 578, 588 Nov. 4-12 Nov. 3-11 Nov. 2-10 Any elk
WF, WA, WM 564 (archery and muzzleloader methods only, modern firearm elk tag holders may hunt, but must use archery, muzzleloader or revolver type handgun equipment) Nov. 4-12 Nov. 3-11 Nov. 2-10 Any elk
WM Muzzleloader Area 941

(muzzleloader only)

11/1/2000-1/31/2001 11/1/2001-1/31/2002 11/1/2002-1/31/2003 Any elk
WA Muzzleloader Area 941

(archery only)

Oct. 1-31 Oct. 1-31 Oct. 1-31 Any elk


Special Elk Permit Hunting Seasons

(Open to Permit Holders Only)

Permit hunters may hunt only with a weapon in compliance with their tag. Applicants must have purchased the proper tag for these hunts (see elk tag prefix required to apply for each hunt).


Hunt Name 2000 Permit

Season

Special

Restrictions

Elk Tag Prefix Boundary

Description

2000 Permits
Modern Firearm Bull Permit Hunts
Blue Creek A Oct. 23-Nov. 5 Any Bull EF GMU 154 4
Watershed* Oct. 28-Nov. 5 3 Pt. Min. or Antlerless EA, EF, EM GMU 157 40
Dayton A Oct. 23-Nov. 5 Any Bull EF GMU 162 9
Tucannon A Oct. 23-Nov. 5 Any Bull EF Part of GMU 166** 2
Wenaha A Oct. 23-Nov. 5 Any Bull EF GMU 169 5
Mountain View A Oct. 23-Nov. 5 Any Bull EF GMU 172 7
Couse A Oct. 23-Nov. 5 Any Bull EF GMU 181 1
Grande Ronde A Oct. 23-Nov. 5 Any Bull EF GMU 186 1
Peaches Ridge A Oct. 23-Nov. 5 Any Bull EF GMUs 336, 346 53
Observatory A Oct. 23-Nov. 5 Any Bull EF GMUs 340, 342 36
Goose Prairie A Oct. 23-Nov. 5 Any Bull EF GMUs 352, 356 118
Bethel A Oct. 23-Nov. 5 Any Bull EF GMU 360 86
Rimrock A Oct. 23-Nov. 5 Any Bull EF GMU 364 88
Cowiche A Oct. 23-Nov. 5 Any Bull EF GMU 368 21
Margaret A Nov. 4-12 3 Pt. Min. WF GMU 524 10
Toutle A Nov. 4-12 3 Pt. Min. WF GMU 556 85
Olympic A Nov. 4-12 3 Pt. Min. WF GMU 621 14
*Permit season is open for archery and muzzleloader, but hunt is the same as modern firearm and all hunters must wear hunter orange.

**The part of GMU 166 west of the Tucannon River.

Modern Firearm Elk Permit Hunts (Only modern firearm and muzzleloader elk tag holders may apply.)
Three Forks Oct. 23-Nov. 5 Any Elk EF or EM GMU 109 20
Mount Spokane Oct. 23-Nov. 5 Any Elk EF or EM 124 (E. of SR 395) 50
Shushuskin Dec. 1-31 Antlerless EF or EM Elk Area 031 48
Malaga A** Sept. 1-Oct. 1 Antlerless EF or EM Elk Area 032 63
Malaga B Nov. 11-Dec. 31 Antlerless EF or EM Elk Area 032 37
Taneum Nov. 1-5 Antlerless EF or EM GMU 336 156
Manastash Nov. 1-5 Antlerless EF or EM GMU 340 270
Umtanum A Nov. 1-5 Antlerless EF or EM GMU 342 333
Little Naches A Nov. 1-5 Antlerless EF or EM GMU 346 250
Little Naches B Oct. 1-10 Any Bull EF or EM GMU 346 18
Nile Nov. 1-5 Antlerless EF or EM GMU 352 100
Bumping Nov. 1-5 Antlerless EF or EM GMU 356 330
Bethel B Nov. 1-5 Antlerless EF or EM GMU 360 120
Rimrock B Nov. 1-5 Antlerless EF or EM GMU 364 280
Cowiche B Nov. 1-5 Antlerless EF or EM GMU 368 180
Alkali A Oct. 28-Nov. 5 Any Elk EF or EM GMU 371 100
Willapa Hills Nov. 8-12 Antlerless WF or WM GMU 506 50
Winston Nov. 8-12 Antlerless WF or WM GMU 520 15
Margaret B Nov. 8-12 Antlerless WF or WM GMU 524 10
Ryderwood Nov. 8-12 Antlerless WF or WM GMU 530 40
Coweeman Nov. 8-12 Antlerless WF or WM GMU 550 20
Toutle B Nov. 8-12 Antlerless WF or WM GMU 556 30
Marble Nov. 8-12 Antlerless WF or WM GMU 558 60
Carlton Oct. 1-10 3-Pt. Min. WF or WM Elk Area 057 5
West Goat Rocks Oct. 1-10 3-Pt. Min. WF or WM Elk Area 058 5
Mt. Adams Oct. 1-10 3-Pt. Min. WF or WM Elk Area 059 5
Lewis River Nov. 8-12 Antlerless WF or WM GMU 560 75
Siouxon Nov. 8-12 Antlerless WF or WM GMU 572 50
Dungeness A Nov. 8-12 Antlerless WF or WM Part of GMU 621* 9
Dungeness B Nov. 8-12 3 Pt. Min WF or WM Part of GMU 621* 4
Puyallup A Jan. 15-23 Antlerless WF or WM GMU 652 25
Mashel A Dec. 16-22 Antlerless WF or WM Part of GMU 654*** 20
Deschutes A Jan. 15-23 Antlerless WF or WM GMU 666 10
Williams Creek Nov. 8-12 Antlerless WF or WM GMU 673 40
*That part of GMU 621 north and west of Jimmy Come Lately Creek and the Gray Wolf River.

**Damage hunt.

***That part of GMU 654 south of the Puyallup River.

Muzzleloader Bull Permit Hunts (Only muzzleloader elk tag holders may apply.)
Blue Creek B Oct. 1-13 Any Bull EM GMU 154 1
Dayton B Oct. 1-10 Any Bull EM GMU 162 2
Tucannon B Oct. 1-10 Any Bull EM GMU 166 1
Wenaha C Oct. 1-10 Any Bull EM GMU 169 1
Mountain View B Oct. 1-10 Any Bull EM GMU 172 2
Couse B Oct. 1-10 Any Bull EM GMU 181 1
Grande Ronde B Oct. 1-10 Any Bull EM GMU 186 1
Peaches Ridge B Oct. 1-10 Any Bull EM GMUs 336, 346 9
Observatory B Oct. 1-10 Any Bull EM GMUs 340, 342 9
Goose Prairie B Oct. 1-10 Any Bull EM GMUs 352, 356 18
Bethel C Oct. 1-10 Any Bull EM GMU 360 11
Rimrock C Oct. 1-10 Any Bull EM GMU 364 12
Cowiche C Oct. 1-10 Any Bull EM GMU 368 4
Margaret C Oct. 1-10 3 Pt. Min. WM GMU 524 2
Toutle C Oct. 1-10 3 Pt. Min. WM GMU 556 17
Olympic B Oct. 1-10 3 Pt. Min. WM GMU 621 2
Dungeness C Oct. 1-10 3 Pt. Min. WM Part of GMU 621* 1
*That part of GMU 621 north and west of Jimmy Come Lately Creek and the Gray Wolf River.


Muzzleloader Permit Hunts (Only muzzleloader elk tag holders may apply.)
Blue Creek C* 12/1/00-1/31/01 Antlerless EM GMU 154 50
Columbia A Dec. 1-31 Antlerless EM Part of GMU 162**, 163 30
Columbia B Jan. 1-31, 2001 Antlerless EM Part of GMU 162**, 163 30
Couse C* Dec. 1-31 Antlerless EM GMU 181 25
Couse D* Jan. 1-31, 2001 Antlerless EM GMU 181 25
Umtanum B Oct. 7-13 Antlerless EM GMU 342 250
Cowiche D Oct. 7-13 Antlerless EM GMU 368 100
Alkali B Oct. 7-13 Any Elk EM GMU 371 100
Stella A* Nov. 26-Dec. 15 Antlerless WM GMU 504 100
Stella B* Jan. 1-16, 2001 Antlerless WM GMU 504 25
Toledo A* Jan. 1-16, 2001 Antlerless WM Elk Area 029 75
Malaga C* Oct. 7-29 Antlerless EM Elk Area 032 75
Mossyrock A* Jan. 1-16, 2001 Antlerless WM Elk Area 052 10
Randle A* Jan. 1-16, 2001 Antlerless WM Elk Area 053 15
Boistfort* Jan. 1-16, 2001 Antlerless WM Elk Area 054 20
Yale* Nov. 26-Dec. 15 3 Pt. Min. or Antlerless WM GMU 554 75
North River* Nov. 26-Dec. 15 Antlerless WM GMU 658 20
Minot Peak Oct. 7-13 Antlerless WM GMU 660*** 30
*Damage hunt.

**That part of GMU 162 east of North Touchet Rd, outside National Forest.

***That part of GMU 660 north of the River-Brooklyn Road.


Archery Bull Permit Hunts (Only archery elk tag holders may apply.)
Blue Creek D Sept. 1-14 Any Bull EA GMU 154 2
Dayton C Sept. 1-14 Any Bull EA GMU 162 7
Tucannon C Sept. 1-14 Any Bull EA GMU 166 3
Wenaha D Sept. 1-14 Any Bull EA GMU 169 3
Mountain View C Sept. 1-14 Any Bull EA GMU 172 8
Couse F Sept. 1-14 Any Bull EA GMU 181 1
Grande Ronde C Sept. 1-14 Any Bull EA GMU 186 1
Peaches Ridge C Sept. 1-14 Any Bull EA GMUs 336, 346 54
Observatory C Sept. 1-14 Any Bull EA GMUs 340, 342 34
Goose Prairie C Sept. 1-14 Any Bull EA GMUs 352, 356 170
Bethel D Sept. 1-14 Any Bull EA GMU 360 78
Rimrock D Sept. 1-14 Any Bull EA GMU 364 65
Cowiche D Sept. 1-14 Any Bull EA GMU 368 22
Alkali Sept. 1-14 Any Elk EA GMU 371 50
Margaret D Sept. 1-14 3 Pt. Min. WA GMU 524 6
Toutle D Sept. 1-14 3 Pt. Min. WA GMU 556 64
Olympic C Sept. 1-14 3 Pt. Min. WA GMU 621 4
Mashel B Jan. 15-23 Antlerless WA Part of GMU 654** 25
Raymond A Dec. 1-31 Antlerless WA Part of GMUs 506 and 673*** 10
Raymond B Jan. 1-31, 2001 Antlerless WA Part of GMUs 506 and 673*** 10
Dungeness D Sept. 1-14 3 Pt. Min. WA Part of GMU 621* 1
*That part of GMU 621 north and west of Jimmy Come Lately Creek and the Gray Wolf River.

**That part of GMU 654 south of the Puyallup River.

***That part of GMUs 506 and 673 within 1 mile of SR 6 between the east end of Elk Prairie Rd and the Mallis Landing Rd.


Advanced Hunter Education (AHE) Graduate Special Elk Permit Hunts (only AHE graduates may apply).
Toledo B Jan. 17-31, 2001 Antlerless Any Elk Tag Elk Area 029 50
Mossyrock B Jan. 17-31, 2001 Antlerless Any Elk Tag Elk Area 052 10
Randle B Jan. 17-31, 2001 Antlerless Any Elk Tag Elk Area 053 15
Quinault Ridge Oct. 1-10 3-Pt. Min or Antlerless Any Elk Tag GMU 638 5
South Bank A Jan. 1-30, 2001 Antlerless Any Elk Tag Elk Area 062* 10
*Firearm Restriction Area - Hunters may use only muzzleloader equipment.


Persons of Disability Only - Special Elk Permit Hunts
Observatory D Oct. 24-Nov. 7 Any Elk EF or EM GMUs 340, 342 3
Little Naches C Oct. 1-10 Any Elk EF, EM, EA GMU 346 3
Little Naches D Oct. 30-Nov. 7 Antlerless EF, EM, EA GMU 346 4
Centralia Mine A Oct. 28-29 Antlerless Any Elk Tag Portion of GMU 667* 4
Centralia Mine B Nov. 4-5 Antlerless Only Any Elk Tag Portion of GMU 667* 4
South Bank B Dec. 10-20 Antlerless Any Elk Tag Elk Area 062*** 3
North Shore A Oct. 1-31 Antlerless Any Elk Tag Part of GMU 658** 5
North Shore B Dec. 1-31 Antlerless Any Elk Tag Part of GMU 658** 5
North Shore C Jan. 1-31, 2001 Antlerless Any Elk Tag Part of GMU 658** 5
*Portion of GMU 667 within Centralia Mine.

**That part of GMU 658 south and west of SR 105 between Raymond and North River Bridge.

***Firearm Restriction Area - Hunters may use only muzzleloader equipment.

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Reviser's note: The spelling 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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