PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
FISH AND WILDLIFE
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Deer, elk, and cougar seasons, permits, and damage; waterfowl seasons, regulations, decoys, official hunting hours and game reserves/closures; nontoxic shot; game management units; deer and elk areas; small game seasons and regulations.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 77.12.047.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: To provide recreational opportunity; wildlife damage control.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: Agency study.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Dave Brittell, Assistant Director, Wildlife Program, 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091, (360) 902-2504. Contact by June 13, 2003, rule proposal filing expected to be June 18, 2003.
April 22, 2003