WSR 04-05-116

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Filed February 18, 2004, 10:19 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

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

Title of Rule: WAC 232-28-337 Deer and elk area descriptions.

Purpose: To amend WAC 232-28-337 Deer and elk area descriptions.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.12.047.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 77.12.047.

Summary: The proposed language adjusts some existing deer and elk area boundaries to allow staff to be more effective in dealing with damage concerns. New elk areas are also proposed to address damage issues or to facilitate research projects that require manipulation of populations through hunting seasons.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: The proposed language makes existing area boundaries more appropriate when the department is dealing with damage issues. Two additional deer areas will help facilitate a research project that the agency supports.

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: The proposed language adjusts the boundaries of some deer and elk areas and also creates some new deer and elk areas. Adjustment of the boundaries will help staff deal with wildlife damage problems where they are occurring. Creation of new areas also helps with dealing with damage issues. In addition, two deer areas are proposed to help facilitate a research project being conducted by Washington State University, which the department is a cooperator.

Proposal Changes the Following Existing Rules: The proposed language adjusts some existing deer and elk area boundaries to allow staff to be more effective in dealing with damage concerns. New elk areas are also proposed to address damage issues or to facilitate research projects that require manipulation of populations through hunting seasons.

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 232-28-337   Deer and elk area descriptions.  


ELK AREAS


Elk Area No. 1010 (Columbia County): GMU 162 excluding National Forest land and the Rainwater Wildlife Area.


Elk Area No. 1011 (Columbia County): That part of GMU 162 east of the North Touchet Road, excluding National Forest land.


Elk Area No. 1012 (Columbia County): That part of GMU 162 west of the North Touchet Road, excluding National Forest land and the Rainwater Wildlife Area.


Elk Area No. 1013 (Asotin County): GMU 172, excluding National Forest lands.


Elk Area No. 2032 Malaga (Kittitas and Chelan counties): Beginning at the mouth of Davies Canyon on the Columbia River; west along Davies Canyon to the cliffs above (north of) the North Fork Tarpiscan Creek; west and north along the cliffs to the Bonneville Power Line; southwest along the power line to the North Fork Tarpiscan Road in Section 9, Township 20N, Range 21E; north and west along North Fork Tarpiscan Road to Colockum Pass Road (Section 9, Township 20N, Range 21E); south and west on Colockum Pass Road to section line between Sections 8 & 9; north along the section line between Sections 8 and 9 as well as Sections 4 & 5 (T20N, R21E) & Sections 32 & 33 (T21N, R21E) to Moses Carr Road; west and north on Moses Carr Road to Jump Off Road; south and west on Jump Off Road to Shaller Road; north and west on Shaller Road to Upper Basin Loop Road; north and west on Upper Basin Loop Road to Wheeler Ridge Road; north on Wheeler Ridge Road to the Basin Loop Road (pavement) in Section 10 (T21N, R20E); north on Basin Loop Road to Wenatchee Heights Road; west on Wenatchee Heights Road to Squilchuck Road; south on Squilchuck Road to Beehive Road (USFS Rd 9712); northwest on Beehive Road to USFS Rd 7100 near Beehive Reservoir; north and west on USFS Rd 7100 to Peavine Canyon Road (USFS Rd 7101); north and east on Peavine Canyon Road to Number Two Canyon Road; north on Number Two Canyon Road to Crawford Street in Wenatchee; east on Crawford Street to the Columbia River; south and east along the Columbia River to Davies Canyon and point of beginning. (Naneum Green Dot, Washington Gazetteer, Wenatchee National Forest)


Elk Area No. 2033 Peshastin (Chelan County): Beginning at Crawford Street and the Columbia River in Wenatchee; west on Crawford Street and Number Two Canyon Road to USFS 7101 Road (Peavine Canyon); west on USFS 7101 Road to Mission Creek Road; north on Mission Creek Road to USFS 7104 Road (Sand Creek Road); west on USFS 7104 Road (Sand Creek Road) to Camas Creek; west up Camas Creek to where Camas Creek crosses USFS 7200 Road, T22N, R18E, Section 4; north along USFS 7200 Road to U.S. Highway 97; north on U.S. Highway 97 to USFS 7300 Road (Mountain Home Road); north on the USFS 7300 Road to the Wenatchee River at Leavenworth; down the Wenatchee River and Columbia River to the point of beginning.


Elk Area No. 2051 Mission (Chelan County): Beginning at the junction of Naneum Ridge (WDFW Rd. 9) and Ingersol (WDFW Rd. 1) Roads; north and east on Ingersol Rd. to Colockum Rd; east on Colockum Road and Colockum Creek to the Columbia River; south on the Columbia River to mouth of Tarpiscan Creek; west up Tarpiscan Creek and Tarpiscan Rd. (WDFW Rd. 14) and North Fork Rd. (WDFW Rd. 10.10); to Colockum Rd. (WDFW Rd. 10); southwest on Colockum Rd to the Naneum Ridge Rd. (WDFW Rd. 9); west on Naneum Ridge to Ingersol to the point of beginning.


Elk Area No. 3010 Nile (Yakima County): That part of GMUs 352 and 360 south of Upper Nile Loop Road Bridge and north of Lower Nile Loop Road Bridge (near The Woodshed Restaurant) and north and east of the Nile elk fence.


Elk Area No. 3028 Cooke Creek (Kittitas County): Beginning at the junction of the Naneum Ridge and Swift Creek Road in T20N, R20E, Section 16, east on the Naneum Ridge Road to the Colockum Road; south on the Colockum and Brewton roads to the power lines in T20N, R21E, Section 29; south and west on the power lines to the Coleman Creek Road; north on the Coleman Creek Road to the Swift Creek Road and point of beginning, excluding Arthur Coffin Game Reserve.


Elk Area No. 3031 Shushuskin (Kittitas County): Beginning at Umtanum Road and the Yakima River; west along Umtanum Road to Manastash Road; west on Manastash Road to Cove Road; south and west on Cove Road to Hanson Road and Umtanum Creek; east (downstream) along Umtanum Creek to the Yakima River; north (upstream) along the Yakima River to the point of beginning.


Elk Area No. 3036 Riverbottom (Kittitas County): Beginning at the junction of Umtanum Road and State Route 821; south on State Route 821 and the Yakima River to Umtanum Creek; west up Umtanum Creek to Umtanum Road; north on Umtanum Road to State Route 821 and the point of beginning.


Elk Area No. 3368 Jump Off (Yakima County): 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.


Elk Area No. 3911 Fairview (Kittitas County): Beginning at the intersection of the BPA Power Lines in T20N, R14E, Section 36 and I-90; east along the power lines through Cle Elum to the Teanaway Road; north on the Teanaway Road to Ballard Hill Road; east on Ballard Hill Rd and Swauk Prairie Road to Hwy 970; north on Hwy 970 to Hwy 97; south on Hwy 97 to the power lines in T20N, R17E, Section 34; east on the power lines to Naneum Creek; south on Naneum Creek approximately 1/2 mile to power lines in T19N, R19E, Section 20; east and south along the power lines to the Vantage Highway; east along the Vantage Highway to I-90; west along I-90 to the Yakima Training Center boundary; south and west along the Yakima Training Center boundary to I-82; north on I-82 to Thrall Road; west on Thrall Road to Wilson Creek; south on Wilson Creek to Yakima River; north on Yakima River to gas pipeline crossing in T17N, R18E, Section 25; south and west on the gas pipeline to Umtanum Creek; west on Umtanum Creek to the Durr Road; north on the Durr Road to Umptaneum Road; north on Umptaneum Road to South Branch Canal; west on South Branch Canal to Bradshaw Road; west on Bradshaw Road to the elk fence; north and west along the elk fence to power line crossing in T19N, R16E, Section 10; west along the power line (south branch) to the Cabin Creek Road; east and north on Cabin Creek Road to Easton and I-90; east on I-90 to point of beginning.


Elk Area No. 3912 Old Naches (Yakima County): Starting at the elk fence and Roza Canal along the south boundary T14N, R19E, Section 8; following the elk fence to the sheep feeding site in T15N, R16E, Section 30; south on the feeding site Access Road to the Old Naches Highway; west and south on the Old Naches Highway to State Route 12 and the Naches River; down the Naches River to the Tieton River; up the Tieton River approximately 2 miles to the elk fence in T14N, R16E, Section 3; due south from the start of the elk fence to the top of the cliff; southwest along the cliff/rimrock to the irrigation canal in T14N, R16E, Section 9; southwest along the irrigation canal to the elk fence in T14N, R16E, Section 8; the elk fence to the power lines in T13N, R16E, Section 34; south along the power lines approximately 3/4 of a mile to the irrigation ditch; west along the irrigation ditch to the township line between T12N, R15E and T12N, R16E; south along the township line to the South Fork Ahtanum Creek; South Fork Ahtanum Creek to Ahtanum Creek to Yakima River; up the Yakima River to Roza Canal and point of beginning.


Elk Area No. 3944 Clemen (Yakima County): That portion of GMU 342 beginning at the junction of Highway 410 and USFS Road 1701 (Big Bald Mountain Road); north to USFS Road 1712; east on USFS Road 1712 (Clemen Ridge Road) to the elk fence gate (T15N; R17E; Section 23 NE 1/4) at the top of Austin Spur Road; south and west along the elk fence to Highway 410 to the point of beginning.


Elk Area No. 4041 Grandy Creek (Skagit County): Begin at the intersection of CP 190 Road and CP 132 Road (Section 28, T36N, R5E); east along the CP 132 Road to the CP 130 Road; east and south along CP 130 Road to CP 110 Road, west, south and east along CP 110 Road to Childs Creek; south down Childs Creek to State Route 20; east on State Route 20 to Grandy Creek; south down Grandy Creek to the Skagit River; south on a line to South Skagit Hwy; west on South Skagit Hwy to State Route 9; north on State Route 9 to State Route 20; east on State Route 20 to Helmick Road; north on Helmick Road to CP 190 Road to CP 132 Road and the point of beginning. (WA Atlas & Gazetteer & Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Map)


Elk Area No. 4941 Skagit River (Skagit County): Beginning at the intersection of State Route 9 and State Route 20; east on State Route 20 to Grandy Creek; south down Grandy Creek to the Skagit River; south on a line to South Skagit Highway; west on South Skagit Highway to State Route 9; north on State Route 9 to point of beginning.


Elk Area No. 5029 Toledo (Lewis and Cowlitz counties): Beginning at the Cowlitz River and State Highway 505 junction; ((east along State Highway 505 to Eden Road; east along Eden Road to the Evans Road; east along the Evans Road)) east along the Cowlitz River to the Weyerhaeuser 1800 Road; south along Weyerhaeuser 1800 Road to Cedar Creek Road; east along Cedar Creek Road to Due Road; south on Due Road to Weyerhaeuser 1823 Road; south along Weyerhaeuser 1823 Road to the Weyerhaeuser 1945 Road; south along the Weyerhaeuser 1945 Road to the Weyerhaeuser 1900 Road; south along the Weyerhaeuser 1900 Road to the ((Weyerhaeuser 1890 Road; south along the Weyerhaeuser 1890 Road to State Highway 504; west along State Highway 504 to Tower Road; north along Tower Road to the Weyerhaeuser 1522 Road; north along the Weyerhaeuser 1522 road to Salmon Creek; west along Salmon Creek)) North Fork Toutle River; west along the North Fork Toutle River to the Toutle River; west on the Toutle River to the Cowlitz River; North along the Cowlitz River to the junction of State Highway 505 and the point of beginning.


Elk Area No. 5050 Curtis (Lewis County): Beginning at the Boistfort Road, State Highway 6 intersection; west to the Mauerman Road; west and southwest on the Mauerman Road to the Pe Ell/McDonald Road; south and east on the Pe Ell/McDonald Road to the Lost Valley Road; south and southeast on the Lost Valley Road to the Boistfort Road; east and north along the Boistfort Road to State Highway 6 and point of beginning.


Elk Area No. 5051 Green Mountain (Cowlitz County): ((Beginning at the junction of Tower Road and State Highway 504; north along Tower Road to the Toutle River; north along the Toutle River to the North Fork of the Toutle River; east along the North Fork of the Toutle River to Alder Creek to the Weyerhaeuser 2400 Road; south along the Weyerhaeuser 2400 Road to the Weyerhaeuser 4400 Road to Johnson Creek and the South Fork of the Toutle River to the South Toutle River Road; west along the South Toutle River Road to State Highway 504; west along State Highway 504 to the junction of Tower Road and the point of beginning.)) Beginning at the junction of the Cowlitz River and the Toutle River; east along the Toutle River to the North Fork Toutle River; east along the North Fork Toutle River to the Weyerhaeuser 1900 Road; south along the Weyerhaeuser 1900 Road to the Weyerhaeuser 1910 Road; south along the Weyerhaeuser 1910 Road to the Weyerhaeuser 2410 Road; south along the Weyerhaeuser 2410 Road to the Weyerhaeuser 4553 Road; south along the Weyerhaeuser 4553 Road to the Weyerhaeuser 4500 Road; south along the Weyerhaeuser 4500 Road to the Weyerhaeuser 4400 Road; south along the Weyerhaeuser 4400 Road to the Weyerhaeuser 4100 Road; east along the Weyerhaeuser 4100 Road to the Weyerhaeuser 4700 Road; south along the Weyerhaeuser 4700 Road to the Weyerhaeuser 4720 Road; west along the Weyerhaeuser 4720 Road to the Weyerhaeuser 4730 Road; west along the Weyerhaeuser 4730 Road to the Weyerhaeuser 4732 Road; west along the Weyerhaeuser 4732 Road to the Weyerhaeuser 4790 Road; west along the Weyerhaeuser 4790 Road to the Weyerhaeuser 1390 Road; south along the Weyerhaeuser 1390 Road to the Weyerhaeuser 1600 Road; west along the Weyerhaeuser 1600 Road to the Weyerhaeuser Logging Railroad Tracks at Headquarters; west along the Weyerhaeuser Logging Railroad Track to Ostrander Creek; west along Ostrander Creek to the Cowlitz River; north along the Cowlitz River to the Toutle River and point of beginning.


Elk Area No. 5052 Mossyrock (Lewis County): Beginning at the intersection of Winston Creek Road and State Highway 12; east on State Highway 12 to the Cowlitz River; east on the Cowlitz River to Riffe Lake; southeast along the south shore of Riffe Lake to Swofford Pond outlet creek; south on Swofford Pond outlet creek to Green Mountain Road; west on Green Mountain Road to Perkins Road; west on Perkins Road to Longbell Road; south on Longbell Road to Winston Creek Road; north on Winston Creek Road to State Highway 12 and the point of beginning. (All lands owned and managed by the Cowlitz Wildlife Area are excluded from this Elk Area.)


Elk Area No. 5053 Randle (Lewis County): Beginning at the town of Randle and the intersection of U.S. Highway 12 and State Route 131 (Forest Service 23 and 25 roads); south on State Route 131 to Forest Service 25 Road; south on Forest Service 25 Road to the Cispus River; west along the Cispus River to the Champion 300 line bridge; south and west on the Champion 300 line to the Champion Haul Road; north along the Champion Haul Road to Kosmos Road; north on Kosmos Road to U.S. Highway 12; east on U.S. Highway 12 to Randle and point of beginning. (All lands owned and managed by the Cowlitz Wildlife Area are excluded from this Elk Area.)


Elk Area No. 5054 Boistfort (Lewis County): Beginning at the town of Vader; west along State Highway 506 to the Wildwood Road; north along the Wildwood Road to the Abernathy 500 line gate (Section 20, T11N, R3W, Willamette Meridian); northwest along the 500, 540, and 560 lines to the Weyerhaeuser 813 line; northwest along the 813, 812, 5000J, 5000 and 4000 lines to the Pe Ell/McDonald Road (Section 15, T12N, R4W); west along the Pe Ell/McDonald Road to the Lost Valley Road; northeast along the Lost Valley Road to the Boistfort Road; north along the Boistfort Road to the King Road; east along the King Road to the town of Winlock and State Highway 603; south along Highway 505 to ((the Winlock/Vader Road; south along said road)) Interstate 5; south along Interstate 5 to State Hwy 506; west along State Highway 506 to the town of Vader and the point of beginning.


Elk Area No. 5055 East Valley (Wahkiakum County): Within one mile on either side of the line beginning at Wilson Creek Park on East Valley Road; west on East Valley Road to the junction with Middle Valley Road (4.5 miles); north along Middle Valley Road to the junction of Oat Field Road (2.5 miles).


Elk Area No. 5056 Grays River Valley (Wahkiakum County): On or within 1/4 mile of agricultural land in the Grays River Valley within the following sections: T10N, R7W, Sections 8, 9, 17, 18 and T10N, R8W, Sections 13, 23, 24, 26.


Elk Area No. 5057 Carlton (Lewis County): That part of 513 (South Rainier) lying east of Highway 123 and north of Highway 12.


Elk Area No. 5058 West Goat Rocks (Lewis County): Goat Rocks Wilderness west of the Pacific Crest Trail.


Elk Area No. 5059 Mt. Adams Wilderness (Skamania and Yakima counties): The Mt. Adams Wilderness.


Elk Area No. 5060 Merwin (Cowlitz County): Begin at the State Route 503 and the Longview Fibre Road WS-8000 junction; north and west on the Longview Fibre Road WS-8000 to Day Place Road; west on Day Place Road to Dubois Road; south on Dubois Road to State Route 503; east on State Route 503 to the State Route 503 and the Longview Fibre Road WS-8000 junction and point of beginning.


Elk Area No. 5099 Mudflow (Cowlitz County: That part of GMU 522 (Loo-wit) that is within the boundary of the St. Helens Wildlife area.


Elk Area No. 6010 Mallis (Pacific County): That part of GMUs 506, 672, and 673 within one mile either side of State Road 6 between the east end of Elk Prairie Road and the Mallis Landing Road.


Elk Area No. 6011 Centralia Mine (Lewis County): That portion of GMU 667 within Centralia Mine property boundary.


Elk Area No. 6054 Puyallup River (Pierce County): That part of GMU 654 south of the Puyallup River.


Elk Area No. 6061 Twin Satsop Farms (Mason County): That portion of GMU 651 starting at the junction of the Deckerville Road and the Brady-Matlock Road; southwest to the junction with the West Boundary Road; north on West Boundary Road to the Deckerville Road; east on the Deckerville Road to the junction of Brady-Matlock Road and point of beginning. In addition, the area within a circle with a radius of two miles centered on the junction of State Route 108 and the Eich Road.


Elk Area No. 6062 South Bank (Grays Harbor County): 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; southeast on the South Bank Road to Delezene Road; south on the Delezene Road to a point one mile from the South Bank Road; southeast along a line one mile southwest of the South Bank Road to the Oakville-Brooklyn Road; east on the Oakville-Brooklyn Road to Oakville and Highway 12; northwest on Highway 12 to Wakefield Road to Elma and the point of beginning.


Elk Area No. 6063 (Grays Harbor and Jefferson counties): Private lands within Elk Area 6064 east of Highway 101.


Elk Area No. 6064 Quinault Valley (Grays Harbor and Jefferson counties): That portion of GMU 638 (Quinault) within the Quinault River watershed.


Elk Area No. 6066 Chehalis Valley (Grays Harbor County): That portion of GMU 660 (Minot Peak) beginning at Highway 12 and Highway 107 junction near Montesano; east and south on Highway 12 to Oakville; south on Oakville-Brooklyn Road to a point one mile west of South Bank Road; northwest along a line one mile southwest of South Bank Road to Delezene Road; north along Delezene Road to South Bank Road; northwest along South Bank Road to Wakefield Road; north on Wakefield Road to Chehalis River; west on Chehalis River to Highway 107 bridge; north on Highway 107 to Highway 12 and the point of beginning.


Elk Area No. 6067 North Minot (Grays Harbor County): The portion of GMU 660 (Minot Peak) beginning at the junction on State Route 107 and the Melbourne A-line, on the Melbourne A-line to the Vesta F-line; south on Vesta F-line to Vesta H-line (Vesta Creek Road); south on Vesta Creek Road to the North River Road; south and east on North River Road to the Brooklyn Road; east on Brooklyn Road to the Garrard Creek Road; east and north on Garrard Creek Road to the South Bank Road; east on South Bank to South State Street (Oakville); north on South State Street to U.S. 12; northwest and west on U.S. 12 to State Route 107; south and southwest on SR 107 to the Melbourne A-line and the point of beginning.


Elk Area No. 6068 Willapa (Grays Harbor County): That part of GMU 658 south of SR 105 between the intersection of SR 105 and Hammond Road and the SR 105 bridge over Smith Creek; and within one mile north of SR 105 west from Hammond Road and east of the SR 105 bridge over Smith Creek.


Elk Area No. 6069 Hanaford (Lewis and Thurston counties): Beginning at the intersection of Salzer Valley Road and Centralia-Alpha Road; east and north on Salzer Valley Road to west on Little Hanaford Road to north on Teitzel Road to west on Big Hanaford Road to north on Highway 507 to east on Skookumchuck Road to the first bridge over Skookumchuck River; east along the Skookumchuck River to ((the power line crossing immediately upstream of the confluence with Johnson Creek)) Skookumchuck Road bridge; east on Skookumchuck Road to steel tower Bonneville powerline; southwest along the power line to east and south on the Big Hanaford Road to Weyerhaeuser Road E160 to Weyerhaeuser Road E240 to south on North Fork Road to west on Alpha-Centralia Road to the point of origin.


Elk Area No. 6071 Dungeness (Clallam County): That part of GMU 621 north and west of Jimmy Come Lately Creek and the Gray Wolf River and that part of GMU 624 west of Jimmy Come Lately Creek and east of the Dungeness River.


DEER AREAS


Deer Area No. 1010 (Columbia County): GMU 162 excluding National Forest land and the Rainwater Wildlife Area.


Deer Area No. 1020 Prescott (Columbia and Garfield counties): That portion of GMU 149 between Hwy 261 and Hwy 127.


Deer Area No. 1030 Flat Creek (Stevens County): That portion of GMU 105, beginning at junction of Northport Flat Creek Rd (Co. 4005) and Bull Hill Rd; N on Bull Hill Rd to USFS Rd 240; N on 240 Rd to Belshazzar Mtn Rd USFS 230; E & N on 230 to East Boundary of Colville National Forest at Section 24; N on Forest Boundary to Sheep Creek Rd (USFS 15, Co. 4220); W on Sheep Creek Rd to Kiel Springs and USFS Rd 170; S on 170 to Lael - Flat Creek Rd (USFS 1520); S on Lael - Flat Creek Rd (USFS 1520, Co. 4181) to Northport Flat Creek Co. Rd; N on Northport Flat Creek Rd to Bull Hill Rd junction and point of beginning.


Deer Area No. 1040 Summit Lake (Stevens County): That portion of GMU 105, beginning at Rock Cut Bridge on the Kettle River; N and E on Sand Cr Rd (Co. 4017) to Lael Flat Cr Rd (Co. 4181, USFS Churchill Mine Rd, 1520); E on Lael Flat Cr Rd (Churchill Mine Rd) to USFS Rd 15 junction (near Fisher Cr); N & E on USFS 15 to USFS Rd 180; N & W on USFS 180 and continue W on Box Canyon Deep Creek Rd (USFS 030, Co. 4212) to the bridge on the Kettle River; S on the Kettle River to Rock Cut Bridge and point of beginning.


Deer Area No. 2010 Benge (Adams County): That part of GMU 284 beginning at the town of Benge, west on Benge-Washtucna Road to Cow Creek; north along Cow Creek to McCall Road; east on McCall Road to Gering Road; east on Gering Road to Lakin Road; east on Lakin Road to Revere Road; south on Revere Road to Rock Creek; south along Rock Creek to the Palouse River; south and west along the Palouse River to SR 26; west on SR 26 to Beckley Road; north on Beckley Road to Negro Road; north on Negro Road to Beckley Road; north on Beckley Road to Benge-Winona Road; west on Benge-Winona Road to Benge and the point of beginning.


Deer Area No. 2011 Lakeview (Grant County): That part of GMU 272 beginning at the junction of SR 28 and First Avenue in Ephrata; west on First Avenue to Sagebrush Flats Road; west on Sagebrush Flats Road to Davis Canyon Road; north on Davis Canyon Road to E Road NW; north on E Road NW to the Grant-Douglas county line; east along the county line to the point where the county line turns north; from this point continue due east to SR 17; south on SR 17 to SR 28 at Soap Lake; south on SR 28 to the junction with First Avenue in Ephrata and the point of beginning.


((Deer Area No. 2925 Ritzville (Adams County): Beginning at the junction of I-90 and SR 261 near the town of Ritzville; south along SR 261 to SR 26; east on SR 26 to the Whitman County line; north along the Adams, Whitman County line to where it intersects the Lincoln, Adams County line; north along the Adams, Lincoln County line to I-90; west along I-90 to point of beginning.))


Deer Area No. 3071 Whitcomb (Benton County): That part of GMU 372 made up by the Whitcomb Unit of the Umatilla National Wildlife Refuge.


Deer Area No. 3072 Paterson (Benton County): That part of GMU 372 made up by the Paterson Unit of the Umatilla National Wildlife Refuge.


Deer Area No. 3081 (Franklin County): That part of GMU 381 that is west of Highways 395 and 17.


Deer Area No. 4926 Guemes (Skagit County): That part of GMU 407 (North Sound) on Guemes Island.


Deer Area No. 5051 Fisher Island (Cowlitz County): The islands in the Columbia River known as Fisher Island and Hump Island in Game Management Unit 504.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 03-13-047 (Order 03-129), 232-28-337, filed 6/12/03, effective 7/13/03.]

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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