WSR 05-13-087

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 05-119 -- Filed June 15, 2005, 8:23 a.m. , effective June 15, 2005 ]


Purpose: Amend hunting rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 232-28-351.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.12.047.

Under RCW 34.05.350 the agency for good cause finds that immediate adoption, amendment, or repeal of a rule is necessary for the preservation of the public health, safety, or general welfare, and that observing the time requirements of notice and opportunity to comment upon adoption of a permanent rule would be contrary to the public interest.

Reasons for this Finding: These permit hunt changes address public safety concerns. The hunts are conducted on United States Fish and Wildlife refuges, and hunting with modern firearms on these refuges will endanger persons using the refuges for other purposes. There is insufficient time to promulgate permanent rules.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: June 14, 2005.

J. P. Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-35100C   Deer general seasons and special permits.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-351, it is unlawful to hunt for deer in the following areas, during the following times, and for the type of deer shown except as provided for in this section:

(1) The Whitcomb A (deer area 3071) modern firearm special permit hunt is closed and a Whitcomb A muzzle loader special permit hunt is established with 5 permits for antlerless only deer during the period September 18 through September 24, 2005.

(2) The Paterson A (deer area 3072) modern firearm special permit hunt is closed and a Paterson A muzzle loader special permit hunt is established with 5 permits for antlerless only deer during the period September 18 through September 24, 2005.

(3) The Whitcomb B (deer area 3071) youth modern firearm special permit hunt is closed and a Whitcomb B youth muzzle loader hunt is established with 5 permits for antlerless only deer during the period September 11 through September 17, 2005.

(4) The Paterson B (deer area 3072) youth modern firearm special permit hunt is closed and a Paterson B youth muzzle loader hunt is established with 5 permits for antlerless only deer during the period September 11 through September 17, 2005.

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