WSR 04-05-107

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Filed February 18, 2004, 10:10 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 04-01-187.

Title of Rule: To amend WAC 232-28-351 Deer general seasons and special permits.

Purpose: To amend WAC 232-28-351 Deer general seasons and special permits.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.12.047.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 77.12.047.

Summary: Deer general seasons are set on a three-year basis and permit seasons are adjusted annually. Both general and permit seasons can be adjusted annually in response to deer population changes and damage complaints.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: Provides recreational, deer hunting opportunity and protects deer from overharvest. Addresses deer damage problems.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting and Implementation: Dave Brittell, Assistant Director, Natural Resources Building, Olympia, (360) 902-2504; and Enforcement: Bruce Bjork, Assistant Director, Natural Resources Building, Olympia, (360) 902-2932.

Name of Proponent: Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission, governmental.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Explanation of Rule, its Purpose, and Anticipated Effects: Maintain general deer hunting season opportunities for 2004. Adjust special deer permits for 2004 in response to deer population changes and damage complaints.

Proposal Changes the Following Existing Rules: Maintains general deer hunting season opportunities for 2004. Adjust special deer permits for 2004 in response to deer population changes and damage complaints.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. These rules regulate recreational hunters and do not directly regulate small business.

RCW 34.05.328 does not apply to this rule adoption. Not hydraulics rules.

Hearing Location: Red Lion Hotel "At the Park," 303 West North River Drive, Spokane, WA 99201, phone (509) 326-8000, on April 2-3, 2004, at 8:00 a.m.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Susan Yeager by March 29, 2004, TDD (360) 902-2207 or (360) 902-2267.

Submit Written Comments to: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Attn: Wildlife Program April Meeting Public Comments, 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091, fax (360) 902-2162, by March 12, 2004.

Date of Intended Adoption: April 2, 2004.

February 18, 2004

Evan Jacoby

Rules Coordinator


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 03-129, filed 6/12/03, effective 7/13/03)

WAC 232-28-351   2003-2005 Deer general seasons and ((2003)) special permits.  


Bag Limit: One (1) deer per hunter during the ((2003 hunting season)) license year except where otherwise permitted by Fish and Wildlife Commission rule.


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


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


Branched Antler Restrictions: APPLIES TO ALL HUNTERS DURING ANY GENERAL 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 minimum GMUs: 437, 558, 574, 578, 588, 636, 654, and 681.


3 Point minimum 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), 371 (Alkali), and 485 (Green River).


Private Lands Wildlife Management Areas (PLWMAs): Buckrun (PLWMA 201), Kapowsin (PLWMA 401), and Merrill and Ring (PLWMA 600) are closed to hunting, except by permit and/or written permission from the landowner.


GMUs Closed to Deer Hunting: 157 (Mill Creek Watershed), 490 (Cedar River), 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).


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 2003 Dates 2004 Dates 2005 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. 11-31 Oct. 16-31 Oct. 15-31 407, 418, 426, 448 through 466, 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. 11-24 Oct. 16-29 Oct. 15-28 101 through 124 Any whitetail buck
203 through 247, and 249 through 251 Any whitetail buck
Oct. 11-19 Oct. 16-24 Oct. 15-23 127 through 154, 162 through 186 Whitetail, 3 pt. min.
248, 254 through 381 except closed in GMUs 290, 329, 371 Any whitetail buck
Deer Area 3081 Any white-tailed deer
Eastern Washington Mule Deer Oct. 11-19 Oct. 16-24 Oct. 15-23 All 100 and 300 series GMUs, 248, and 254 through 284, except closed in GMUs 157, 329, and 371 3 pt. min.
Deer Area 3081 Any mule deer
Oct. 11-24 Oct. 16-29 Oct. 15-28 203 through 247 and 249 through 251 Mule deer, 3 pt. min.
LATE BUCK HUNTS
Western

Washington

Blacktail Deer

Nov. 13-16 Nov. 18-21 Nov. 17-20 All 400, 500, and 600 series GMUs except closed in GMUs 418, 426, 437, 448, 450, 460, 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. 3-19 Nov. 8-19 Nov. 7-19 105 through 124 Any whitetail buck
Nov. 11-19 Nov. 10-18 127-142 Whitetail, 3 pt. min.
YOUTH & DISABLED HUNTERS
Eastern

Washington

Whitetail Deer

Oct. 25-

Nov. 2

Oct. 30-

Nov. 7

Oct. 29-

Nov. 6

105 through 124 Whitetail, antlerless only
HUNTERS 65 AND OVER, DISABLED, OR YOUTH SEASONS
Eastern

Washington

Whitetail Deer

Oct. 11-24 Oct. 16-29 Oct. 15-28 101 through 124 Any whitetail deer
Oct. 11-19 Oct. 16-24 Oct. 15-23 127 through 142, 145 through 154, 162, 163, and 172 through 181 Whitetail, 3 pt. min. or antlerless
Eastern Washington Mule Deer Oct. 11-19 Oct. 16-24 Oct. 15-23 142 Mule deer, 3 pt. min. or antlerless
ADVANCED HUNTER EDUCATION (AHE) MASTER HUNTER SEASON
Eastern

Washington

Whitetail Deer

Dec. 9-15 Dec. 9-15 Dec. 9-15 GMUs 130-142 Whitetail, antlerless only
Eastern Washington Mule Deer Dec. 9-15 Dec. 9-15 Dec. 9-15 GMU 142 Mule deer, 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 (WAC 232-12-054).


Hunt Area 2003 Dates 2004 Dates 2005 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, 501 through 520, 524 through 556, 560, 564, 568, 572, 601 through 633, 638 through 653, 658 through 673, 684 and 699 Any Deer, except buck only in GMUs 460, 503, 506, 530, 550, 568, 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. 1-30 105 through 127, 243 through 247, 249 ((through 251)), 250, 260, 262 3 pt. min.
142 through 154, and 162 through 186, 251, 328, 334 through 340, 346 through 368, 372 3 pt. min. or antlerless
381 Any mule deer
Sept. 1-15 Sept. 1-15 Sept. 1-15 101, 130 through 139, 204 through 242, 248, 254, 266, 269, 272, 278, 284, 382 3 pt. min.
Sept. 16-30 Sept. 16-30 Sept. 16-30 101, 130 through 139, 204 through 242, 248, 254, 266, 269, 272, 278, 284, 382 3 pt. min. or antlerless
Eastern Washington Whitetail Deer Sept. 1-30 Sept. 1-30 Sept. 1-30 101 through 124, 204 through 284, 381 Any whitetail deer
127 through 154, 162 through 186 Whitetail, 3 pt. min. or antlerless
Late Archery Deer Seasons
Western

Washington

Blacktail Deer

Nov. 19 - Dec. 8 Nov. 24 - Dec. 8 Nov. 23 - Dec. 8 437, 588, 654 2 pt. min. or antlerless
Nov. 19 - Dec. 15 Nov. 24 - Dec. 15 Nov. 23 - Dec. 15 636, 681 2 pt. min. or antlerless
558 2 pt. min.
460, 466, 506 through 520, 524, 530, 556, 560, 572, 601, 607 through 618, 638, 648, and 699 Any deer, except buck only in GMUs 460, 506, 530
Nov. 19 - Dec. 31 Nov. 24 - Dec. 31 Nov. 23 - Dec. 31 407, 410, 454, 505, 603, 624, 627, 642, 652, 660 through 672 Any deer
Eastern

Washington

Mule Deer

Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 209, 215, 233, 243, ((247,)) 250 3 pt. min.
145, 163, 178 Antlerless
272, 346, 352, 364, 368 3 pt. min. or antlerless
Eastern

Washington

Whitetail Deer

Nov. 10 - Dec. 15 Nov. 10 - Dec. 15 Nov. 10 - Dec. 15 101 Any whitetail deer
Nov. 20 - Dec. 15 Nov. 20 - Dec. 15 Nov. 20 - Dec. 15 105, 117, 121, 124 Any whitetail deer
127 3 pt. min. or antlerless whitetail
Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 145, 163, 178 3 pt. min. or antlerless whitetail
204, 209, 215, 233, 243, 247, 250, 272 Any whitetail deer

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 2003 Dates 2004 Dates 2005 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, 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. 4-10 Oct. 2-8 Oct. 1-7 407, 418, 426, 448, 450, 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. 4-10 Oct. 2-8 Oct. 1-7 204, 209, 233, 239, 243, 244, 245, 246, 250, 251, 278, 284 Whitetail, any buck
133, 142, 145, 149, 181, 381 Whitetail, 3 pt. min. or antlerless
101, 108, 111, 117, 121, 124 Whitetail, any deer
Eastern

Washington

Mule Deer

Oct. 4-10 Oct. 2-8 Oct. 1-7 101, 108, 111, 117, 121, 124, 133, 204, 209, 233, 239, 243, 244, 245, 246, 250, 251, 278, 284, 328, 330 through 342, 352 through 360, 368, 382 Mule deer, 3 pt. min.
142, 145, 149, 181, 381 Mule deer, 3 pt. min. or antlerless
Late Muzzleloader Deer Seasons
Western Washington Blacktail Deer Nov. 19 - Dec. 15 Nov. 24 - Dec. 15 Nov. 23 - Dec. 15 410, 501, 504, 564, 633, 651, 666, 673, 684, and Deer Area 4926 Any deer
654 2 pt. min.
407, 460, 550, 602 Any buck
Nov. 19 - Dec. 8 Nov. 24 - Dec. 8 Nov. 23 - Dec. 8 578 2 pt. min.
Eastern

Washington

Whitetail Deer

Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 113 Whitetail, any deer
130, 139, 172, 181 Whitetail, 3 pt. min. or antlerless
Eastern Washington Mule Deer

Nov. 20-30 Nov. 20-30 Nov. 20-30 381, 382 3 pt. min.

Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 130, Deer Area 3081 3 pt. min. or antlerless

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 2003 Dates 2004 Dates 2005 Dates Game Management Units (GMUs) Legal Deer
Western

Washington

Blacktail Deer

Oct. 11-31 Oct. 16-31 Oct. 15-31 410, Vashon and Maury Islands Any deer
Nov. 19 - Dec. 31 Nov. 24 - Dec. 13 Nov. 23 - 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 ((2003)) 2004 Permit Season Special Restrictions Boundary Description ((2003)) 2004 Permits
Modern Firearm Deer Permit Hunts (Only modern firearm deer tag holders may apply.)
Hunters may hunt only with weapon in compliance with tag.
Sherman Oct. ((11-24)) 16-29 Whitetail, antlerless GMU 101 100
Kelly Hill ((Oct. 11-24 & Nov. 10-19)) Oct. 16-29 & Nov. 8-19 Whitetail, antlerless GMU 105 ((150)) 50
Douglas ((Oct. 11-24 & Nov. 10-19)) Oct. 16-29 & Nov. 8-19 Whitetail, antlerless GMU 108 ((250)) 300
Aladdin ((Oct. 11-24 & Nov. 10-19)) Oct. 16-29 & Nov. 8-19 Whitetail, antlerless GMU 111 ((100)) 75
Selkirk ((Oct. 11-24 & Nov. 10-19)) Oct. 16-29 & Nov. 8-19 Whitetail, antlerless GMU 113 50
49 Degrees North ((Oct. 11-24 & Nov. 10-19)) Oct. 16-29 & Nov. 8-19 Whitetail, antlerless GMU 117 ((200)) 250
Huckleberry A ((Oct. 11-24 & Nov. 10-19)) Oct. 16-29 & Nov. 8-19 Whitetail, antlerless GMU 121 700
Mt. Spokane A ((Oct. 11-24 & Nov. 10-19)) Oct. 16-29 & Nov. 8-19 Whitetail, antlerless GMU 124 400
Mica Peak A Oct. ((11-24)) 16-24 Whitetail, antlerless GMU 127 200
Cheney A Oct. ((11-24)) 16-24 Antlerless GMU 130 200
Roosevelt Oct. ((11-24)) 16-24 Antlerless GMU 133 400
Harrington Oct. ((11-24)) 16-24 Antlerless GMU 136 125
Steptoe ((Oct. 11-24 & Nov. 10-19)) Oct. 16-24 & Nov. 11-19 Antlerless GMU 139 300
Almota A ((Oct. 11-24 & Nov. 10-19)) Oct. 16-24 & Nov. 11-19 Antlerless GMU 142 ((250)) 200
Mayview A Oct. ((11-19)) 16-24 Antlerless GMU 145 ((350)) 200
Mayview B Nov. ((3-16)) 1-14 Antlerless GMU 145 ((350)) 200
Prescott A Nov. ((3-16)) 1-14 Antlerless GMU 149 ((400)) 275
Prescott B Nov. ((3-16)) 1-14 Antlerless Deer Area 1020 150
Blue Creek Nov.(( 3-16)) 1-14 Whitetail, antlerless GMU 154 225
Dayton A Nov. ((3-16)) 1-14 Whitetail, antlerless GMU 162 350
Dayton B Nov. ((3-16)) 1-14 Antlerless Deer Area 1010 ((50)) 75
Marengo A Nov. ((3-16)) 1-14 Whitetail, antlerless GMU 163 250
Marengo B Nov. ((3-16)) 1-14 Antlerless GMU 163 75
Peola Nov. ((3-16)) 1-14 Antlerless GMU 178 75
Blue Mtns. Foothills A Nov. ((3-19)) 8-19 Whitetail, 3 pt. min. or antlerless GMUs 149, 154, 162-166 100
Blue Mtns. Foothills B Nov. ((3-19)) 8-19 Whitetail, 3 pt. min. or antlerless GMUs 145, 172-181 50
Couse Nov.(( 3-16)) 1-14 Antlerless GMU 181 ((50)) 100
East Okanogan A Nov. 1-18 Any whitetail GMU 204 100
West Okanogan Nov. 1-18 Any whitetail GMUs 218-242 100
Sinlahekin A Nov. 1-18 Any whitetail GMU 215 50
Sinlahekin B Nov. 1-18 Whitetail, antlerless GMU 215 50
Chewuch A Nov. 1-18 Any buck GMU 218 ((15)) 5
Pearrygin A Nov. 1-18 Any buck GMU 224 ((20)) 10
Gardner A Nov. 1-18 Any buck GMU 231 ((15)) 5
Pogue A Nov. 1-18 Any buck GMU 233 ((10)) 5
Chiliwist A Nov. 1-18 Any buck GMU 239 ((15)) 5
Alta A Nov. 1-18 Any buck GMU 242 ((15)) 5
Manson Nov. 1-18 Any buck GMU 243 5
Chiwawa A Nov. 1-18 Any buck GMU 245 40
Slide Ridge A Nov. 1-18 Any buck GMU 246 15
Entiat A Nov. 1-18 Any buck GMU 247 50
((Big Bend A)) ((Oct. 11-19)) ((Antlerless)) ((GMU 248)) ((75))
Big Bend ((B)) A Nov. 1-18 Antlerless GMU 248 ((75)) 50
Swakane A Nov. 1-18 Any buck GMU 250 45
Mission A Nov. 1-18 Any buck GMU 251 30
Mission B Oct. ((11-24)) 16-29 Antlerless GMU 251 125
St. Andrews Oct. ((11-19)) 16-24 Antlerless GMU 254 75
Foster Creek A Oct. ((11-19)) 16-24 Antlerless GMU 260 ((150)) 75
Foster Creek B Nov. 1-18 Antlerless GMU 260 ((150)) 75
Withrow A Oct. ((11-19)) 16-24 Antlerless GMU 262 ((75)) 50
Badger Nov. 1-18 Antlerless GMU 266 ((100)) 50
Ritzville (((Kahlotus))) A Nov. 1-18 3 pt. min. or antlerless GMU 284 30
Desert A Nov. 1-15 Any deer GMU 290 ((15)) TBA
Desert B Dec. 1-7 Antlerless GMU 290 50
((Lakeview A)) ((Dec. 9 - Jan 31, 2004)) ((Antlerless)) ((Deer Area 2011)) ((30))
Naneum Oct. ((11-19)) 16-24 Antlerless GMU 328 30
Quilomene A Nov. ((1-18)) 8-21 Any buck GMU 329 ((78)) TBA
Teanaway A Oct. ((11-19)) 16-24 Antlerless GMU 335 30
Taneum Oct. ((11-19)) 16-24 Antlerless GMU 336 20
Nile A Oct. ((11-19)) 16-24 Antlerless GMU 352 20
Bethel A Nov. ((3-16)) 8-21 Any buck GMU 360 10
Cowiche A Oct. ((11-19)) 16-24 Antlerless GMU 368 20
Cowiche B Nov. ((3-16)) 8-21 Any buck GMU 368 15
Alkali A Nov. ((27 - Dec. 6)) 20-28 Any buck GMU 371 ((77)) TBA
Alkali B Nov.(( 27 - Dec. 6)) 20-28 Antlerless GMU 371 80
Whitcomb ((B)) A Sept. ((6-14)) 18-24 Antlerless Deer Area 3071 5
Paterson A Sept. 18-24 Antlerless Deer Area 3072 5
East Klickitat A Oct. ((11-19)) 16-24 3 pt. min. or antlerless GMU 382 40
Sauk Nov. 13-16 2 pt. min. GMU 437 25
Stillaguamish Nov. 13-16 2 pt. min. GMU 448 10
Snoqualmie Nov. 13-16 Any buck GMU 460 25
Green River A ((Oct. 25-31)) Oct. 30-Nov. 5 Any buck GMU 485 10
Lincoln A Oct. ((11-31)) 16-31 Any deer GMU 501 40
Stella A Oct. ((11-31)) 16-31 Any deer GMU 504 35
Mossyrock A Oct. ((11-31)) 16-31 Any deer GMU 505 85
Stormking A Oct. ((11-31)) 16-31 Any deer GMU 510 30
South Rainier A Oct. ((11-31)) 16-31 Any deer GMU 513 30
Packwood A Oct. ((11-31)) 16-31 Any deer GMU 516 50
Winston A Oct. ((11-31)) 16-31 Any deer GMU 520 50
Yale A Oct. ((11-31)) 16-31 Any deer GMU 554 15
Toutle A Oct. ((11-31)) 16-31 Any deer GMU 556 25
Marble A Oct. ((11-31)) 16-31 2 pt. min. or antlerless GMU 558 20
Lewis River A Oct. ((11-31)) 16-31 Any deer GMU 560 35
Siouxon A Oct. ((11-31)) 16-31 Any deer GMU 572 35
Wind River A Oct. ((11-31)) 16-31 2 pt. min. or antlerless GMU 574 10
Wind River B Nov. ((13-16)) 18-21 2 pt. min. GMU 574 35
West Klickitat A Oct. ((11-31)) 16-31 2 pt. min. or antlerless GMU 578 30
West Klickitat B Nov.(( 13-16)) 18-21 2 pt. min GMU 578 45
Grayback A Oct. ((11-31)) 16-31 2 pt. min. or antlerless GMU 588 ((125)) 55
Grayback B Nov. ((13-16)) 18-21 2 pt. min GMU 588 65
Pysht Oct. ((11-31)) 16-31 Any deer GMU 603 15
Olympic Oct. ((11-31)) 16-31 Any deer GMU 621 35
Kitsap Oct. ((11-31)) 16-31 Any deer GMU 627 20
Wynoochee A Oct. ((11-31)) 16-31 Any deer GMU 648 110
Wynoochee B Nov. 1-11 Any buck GMU 648 10
Satsop A Nov. 1-11 Any buck GMU 651 10
North River A Oct. ((11-31)) 16-31 Any deer GMU 658 70
Minot Peak Oct. ((11-31)) 16-31 Any deer GMU 660 ((90)) 70
Capitol Peak A Oct. ((11-31)) 16-31 Any deer GMU 663 30
Capitol Peak B Nov. 1-11 Any buck GMU 663 10
Deschutes Oct. ((11-31)) 16-31 Any deer GMU 666 80
Skookumchuck A Oct. ((11-31)) 16-31 Any deer GMU 667 160
Skookumchuck B Nov. 1-11 Any buck GMU 667 10
Muzzleloader Only Deer Permit Hunts (Only muzzleloader tag holders may apply.)
Cheney B Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 Mule deer, 3 pt. min. or antlerless GMU 130 75
Blue Mtns. Foothills C Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 Whitetail, 3 pt. min. or antlerless GMUs 149, 154, 162, 166 60
Green Bluff Dec. 9-31 Whitetail, antlerless That portion of GMU 124 east of Hwy 2 90
Wannacut A Nov. 1-18 Antlerless GMU 209 50
Chiwawa B Dec. ((9-31)) 9-20 Any buck GMU 245 15
Foster Creek C Dec. 1-31 Antlerless GMU 260 ((200)) 100
Moses Coulee A Nov. 1-18 Any buck GMU 269 20
Moses Coulee B Dec. 1-31 Antlerless GMU 269 100
Ritzville (((Kahlotus))) B Nov. 19-30 Mule deer, 3 pt. min. or antlerless; any white-tailed deer GMU 284 30
((Hooper)) Benge Dec. 1-31 Antlerless Deer Area 2010 ((20)) 50
Lakeview B Nov. 1-18 Antlerless Deer Area 2011 10
Desert C Oct. ((19-27)) 25-31 Any deer GMU 290 ((6)) TBA
Quilomene B Oct. ((4-10)) 2-8 Any buck GMU 329 ((10)) TBA
Teanaway B Oct. ((4-10)) 2-8 Antlerless GMU 335 25
Manastash Oct. ((4-10)) 2-8 Antlerless GMU 340 25
Cowiche C Oct. ((4-10)) 2-8 Antlerless GMU 368 10
Alkali C Dec. ((7-14)) 4-11 Any buck GMU 371 ((12)) TBA
Alkali D Dec. ((7-14)) 4-11 Antlerless GMU 371 15
Esquatzel A Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 Any deer GMU 381 100
East Klickitat B Nov. 22-30 3 pt. min or antlerless GMU 382 5
West Klickitat B Nov. ((19)) 24 - Dec. 8 2 pt. min. or antlerless GMU 578 30
Mossyrock B Oct. ((4-10)) 2-8 Any deer GMU 505 10
Stormking B Oct. ((4-10)) 2-8 Any deer GMU 510 5
South Rainier B Oct. ((4-10)) 2-8 Any deer GMU 513 5
Packwood B Oct. ((4-10)) 2-8 Any deer GMU 516 5
Winston B Oct. ((4-10)) 2-8 Any deer GMU 520 5
Yale B Oct. ((4-10)) 2-8 Any deer GMU 554 2
Toutle B Oct. ((4-10)) 2-8 Any deer GMU 556 3
Marble B Oct. ((4-10)) 2-8 2 pt. min. or antlerless GMU 558 2
Lewis River B Oct. ((4-10)) 2-8 Any deer GMU 560 5
Siouxon B Oct. ((4-10)) 2-8 Any deer GMU 572 5
Wind River C Oct. ((4-10)) 2-8 2 pt. min. or antlerless GMU 574 1
Grayback C Oct. ((4-10)) 2-8 2 pt. min. or antlerless GMU 588 15
North River B Oct. 4-10 Any deer GMU 658 5
Archery Only Deer Permit Hunts (Only archery deer tag holders may apply.)
Chiwawa C Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 Any buck GMU 245 10
Entiat B Nov. 20-Dec. 8 Any deer GMU 247 300
Big Bend ((C)) B Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 Any deer GMU 248 10
Desert D Nov. 16-30 Any deer GMU 290 ((21)) TBA
Quilomene C Nov. ((9)) 22 - Dec. ((2)) 5 Any deer GMU 329 ((82)) TBA
Alkali E Dec. ((15-28)) 12-26 Any deer GMU 371 ((80)) TBA
Washougal A Sept. ((15-30)) 16-30 Any deer GMU 568 30
Special Modern Firearm Deer Permit Hunts for Hunters 65 or older
Blue Mtns. Foothills B Oct. ((11-19)) 16-24 3 pt. min. or antlerless GMUs 145, 149 150
East Okanogan B Oct. ((11-24)) 16-29 Any deer GMU 204 ((10)) 5
Wannacut B Oct. ((11-24)) 16-29 Any deer GMU 209 ((10)) 5
Sinlahekin C Oct. ((11-24)) 16-29 Any deer GMU 215 ((10)) 5
Chewuch B Oct. ((11-24)) 16-29 Any deer GMU 218 ((10)) 5
Pearrygin B Oct. ((11-24)) 16-29 Any deer GMU 224 ((10)) 5
Gardner B Oct. ((11-24)) 16-29 Any deer GMU 231 ((10)) 5
Pogue B Oct. ((11-24)) 16-29 Any deer GMU 233 ((10)) 5
Chiliwist B Oct. ((11-24)) 16-29 Any deer GMU 239 ((10)) 5
Alta B Oct. ((11-24)) 16-29 Any deer GMU 242 ((10)) 5
Mission C Oct. ((11-24)) 16-29 Any deer GMU 251 ((10)) 5
Bridgeport A Oct. ((11-19)) 16-24 Any deer GMUs 248, 260 10
Palisades A Oct. ((11-19)) 16-24 Any deer GMUs 266, 269 10
Quilomene D Nov. ((3-16)) 8-21 Antlerless GMU 329 20
Umtanum A Nov. ((3-16)) 8-21 Antlerless GMU 342 20
Bethel B Oct. ((11-19)) 16-24 Antlerless GMU 360 10
Kiona A Oct. ((11-19)) 16-24 Antlerless GMU 372 15
Esquatzel B Oct. ((11-19)) 16-24 Antlerless GMU 381 10
East Klickitat C Oct. ((11-19)) 16-24 3 pt. min. or antlerless GMU 382 15
Lincoln B Oct. ((11-31)) 16-31 Any deer GMU 501 5
Stella B Oct. ((11-31)) 16-31 Any deer GMU 504 5
Mossyrock C Oct. ((11-31)) 16-31 Any deer GMU 505 15
Stormking C Oct. ((11-31)) 16-31 Any deer GMU 510 5
South Rainier C Oct. ((11-31)) 16-31 Any deer GMU 513 5
Packwood C Oct. ((11-31)) 16-31 Any deer GMU 516 5
Winston C Oct. ((11-31)) 16-31 Any deer GMU 520 5
Yale C Oct. ((11-31)) 16-31 Any deer GMU 554 5
Toutle C Oct. ((11-31)) 16-31 Any deer GMU 556 10
Marble C Oct. ((11-31)) 16-31 2 pt. min. or antlerless GMU 558 5
Lewis River C Oct. ((11-31)) 16-31 Any deer GMU 560 5
Washougal B Oct. ((11-19)) 16-31 Any deer GMU 568 10
Siouxon C Oct. ((11-31)) 16-31 Any deer GMU 572 5
Wind River D Oct. ((11-31)) 16-31 2 pt. min. or antlerless GMU 574 2
West Klickitat C Oct. ((11-31)) 16-31 2 pt. min. or antlerless GMU 578 5
Grayback D Oct. ((11-31)) 16-31 2 pt. min. or antlerless GMU 588 ((20)) 10
Williams Creek Oct. ((11-31)) 16-31 Any deer GMU 673 20
Copalis Oct. ((11-31)) 16-31 Any deer GMU 642 20
North River C Oct. ((11-31)) 16-31 Any deer GMU 658 10
Disabled Hunter Deer Permits
East Okanogan C Restricted to general, early season by tag choice Any deer GMU 204 5
Wannacut C Any deer GMU 209 5
Sinlahekin D Any deer GMU 215 5
Chewuch C Any deer GMU 218 5
Pearrygin C Any deer GMU 224 5
Gardner C Any deer GMU 231 5
Pogue C Any deer GMU 233 5
Chiliwist C Any deer GMU 239 5
Alta C Any deer GMU 242 5
Mission D Oct. ((11-24)) 16-29 Any deer GMU 251 ((5)) 10
Bridge Port B Restricted to general, early season by tag choice Any deer GMUs 248, 260 5
Palisades B Any deer GMUs 266, 269 5
Quilomene E Nov. ((3-16)) 8-21 Antlerless GMU 329 10
Umtanum B Nov. ((3-16)) 8-21 Antlerless GMU 342 10
Nile B Restricted to general, early season by tag choice Antlerless GMU 352 5
Kiona B Antlerless GMU 372 10
Esquatzel C Antlerless GMU 381 5
East Klickitat D 3 pt. min. or antlerless GMU 382 5
Green River B Oct. 30-Nov. 5 Any deer GMU 485 5
Lincoln C Restricted to general, early season by tag choice Any deer GMU 501 3
Stella C Any deer GMU 504 3
Mossyrock D Any deer GMU 505 5
Stormking D Any deer GMU 510 3
South Rainier D Any deer GMU 513 3
Packwood D Any deer GMU 516 3
Winston D Any deer GMU 520 3
Yale D Any deer GMU 554 3
Toutle D Any deer GMU 556 5
Marble D 2 pt. min. or antlerless GMU 558 2
Lewis River D Any deer GMU 560 2
Washougal C Any deer GMU 568 2
Siouxon D Any deer GMU 572 3
Wind River E 2 pt. min. or antlerless GMU 574 1
West Klickitat D 2 pt. min. or antlerless GMU 578 3
Grayback E 2 pt. min. or antlerless GMU 588 10
Capitol Peak C Any deer GMU 663 30
Skookumchuck C Any deer GMU 667 30
North River D Any deer GMU 658 5
Youth Special Deer Permit Hunts (Must be eligible for the youth hunting license and accompanied by an adult during the hunt.)
Modern Firearm
Blue Mtns. Foothills E Oct. ((11-19)) 16-24 3 pt. min. or antlerless GMUs 149, 154, 162-163 100
Blue Mtns. Foothills F Oct. ((11-19)) 16-24 3 pt. min. or antlerless GMUs 145, 172-181 75
East Okanogan D Oct. ((11-24)) 16-29 Any deer GMU 204 ((110)) 40
Wannacut D Oct. ((11-24)) 16-29 Any deer GMU 209 20
Sinlahekin E Oct. ((11-24)) 16-29 Any deer GMU 215 ((150)) 45
Chewuch D Oct. ((11-24)) 16-29 Any deer GMU 218 ((200)) 75
Pearrygin D Oct. ((11-24)) 16-29 Any deer GMU 224 ((100)) 65
Gardner D Oct. ((11-24)) 16-29 Any deer GMU 231 ((60)) 25
Pogue D Oct. ((11-24)) 16-29 Any deer GMU 233 ((60)) 20
Chiliwist D Oct. ((11-24)) 16-29 Any deer GMU 239 ((60)) 40
Alta D Oct. ((11-24)) 16-29 Any deer GMU 242 ((110)) 45
Mission E Oct. ((11-24)) 16-29 Any deer GMU 251 100
Bridge Port C Oct. ((11-19)) 16-24 Any deer GMUs 248, 260 100
Palisades C Oct. ((11-19)) 16-24 Any deer GMUs 266, 269 100
Lakeview C Oct. ((11-19)) 16-24 Any deer Deer Area 2011 10
Wahluke A Oct. ((11-19)) 16-24 Any deer GMU 278 50
Quilomene F Nov. ((3-16)) 8-21 Antlerless GMU 329 75
Umtanum C Nov. ((3-16)) 8-21 Antlerless GMU 342 75
Cowiche D Oct. ((11-19)) 16-24 Antlerless GMU 368 15
Esquatzel D Oct. ((11-19)) 16-24 Antlerless GMU 381 10
Whitcomb B Sept. 11-17 Antlerless Deer Area 3071 5
Paterson B Sept. ((6-14)) 11-17 Antlerless Deer Area 3072 5
East Klickitat E Oct. ((11-19)) 16-24 Any deer GMU 382 20
Lincoln D Oct. ((11-31)) 16-31 Any deer GMU 501 10
Stella D Oct. ((11-31)) 16-31 Any deer GMU 504 10
Mossyrock E Oct. ((11-31)) 16-31 Any deer GMU 505 10
Stormking E Oct. ((11-31)) 16-31 Any deer GMU 510 10
South Rainier E Oct. ((11-31)) 16-31 Any deer GMU 513 10
Packwood E Oct. ((11-31)) 16-31 Any deer GMU 516 10
Winston E Oct. ((11-31)) 16-31 Any deer GMU 520 10
Yale E Oct. ((11-31)) 16-31 Any deer GMU 554 10
Toutle E Oct. ((11-31)) 16-31 Any deer GMU 556 60
Marble E Oct. ((11-31)) 16-31 Any deer GMU 558 10
Lewis River E Oct. ((11-31)) 16-31 Any deer GMU 560 10
Washougal D Oct. ((11-19)) 16-31 Any deer GMU 568 10
Siouxon E Oct. ((11-31)) 16-31 Any deer GMU 572 10
Wind River F Oct. ((11-31)) 16-31 Any deer GMU 574 15
West Klickitat E Oct. ((11-31)) 16-31 Any deer GMU 578 15
Grayback F Oct. ((11-31)) 16-31 Any deer GMU 588 ((30)) 20
Satsop B Oct. ((11-31)) 16-31 Any deer GMU 651 10
Skookumchuck D Oct. ((11-31)) 9-31 Any deer GMU 667 60
North River E Oct. ((11-31)) 16-31 Any deer GMU 658 10
Youth Special Deer Permit Hunts (Must be eligible for the youth hunting license and accompanied by an adult during the hunt.)
Muzzleloader
East Okanogan D Oct ((4-10)) 2-8 Any deer GMU 204 ((25)) 5
Wannacut E Oct ((4-10)) 2-8 Any deer GMU 209 ((25)) 5
Pogue E Oct ((4-10)) 2-8 Any deer GMU 233 ((25)) 5
Chiliwist E Oct ((4-10)) 2-8 Any deer GMU 239 ((25)) 5
Mission F Oct ((4-10)) 2-8 Any deer GMU 251 20
Wahluke B Oct ((4-10)) 2-8 Any deer GMU 278 50
Ritzville (((Kahlotus))) C Oct ((4-10)) 2-8 Any deer GMU 284 50
Special Deer Permits - Second Deer (("B")) Tag

(Open to all tag types during specified season. Successful applicants may purchase an appropriate second hunting license and tag for an antlerless animal only, within fifteen days of notification by the department. Failure to purchase within fifteen days forfeits the opportunity for a second license.)

Hunt Name (("B")) Second Tag Season Special Restrictions Boundary Description ((B-Tags)) Permits
((Huckleberry B)) Restricted to general, early season by tag choice

Early and Late GMU 105 seasons by tag choice; & Dec. 16-31, any tag

((Whitetail, antlerless)) ((GMU 121)) ((150))
The Wedge Whitetail, antlerless Deer Areas 1030 and 1040 within GMU 105 400
Mt. Spokane B Whitetail, antlerless GMU 124 400
Almota B Antlerless GMU 142 ((300)) 200
Columbia Whitetail, antlerless Deer Area 1010, GMU 163 150
Islands Antlerless GMU 410 100
South Sound Antlerless Vashon, Maury, and Anderson islands 125
Lakeview C Jan. 1-31 Antlerless Deer Area 2011 20
(Open to modern firearm and archery tag types only. Successful applicants may purchase an appropriate second hunting license and tag for an antlerless animal only, within fifteen days of the published notification deadline by the department. Failure to purchase within fifteen days forfeits the opportunity for a second license.)
Mica Peak B Restricted to general, early season by tag choice Whitetail, antlerless GMU 127 100
Advanced Hunter Education (AHE) Master Hunter Special Elk Permit Hunts: Only AHE master hunters may apply; antlerless only hunts will not affect accumulated points; and in any elk tag hunts, any weapon may be used.
Lakeview D Dec 9-31 Antlerless Deer Area 2011 20

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 03-13-047 (Order 03-129), 232-28-351, filed 6/12/03, effective 7/13/03.]

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

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

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