FISH AND WILDLIFE
Effective Date of Rule: June 16, 2006.
Purpose: To adopt WAC 232-28-286 2007, 2008, and 2009 Spring black bear seasons and regulations; and repeal WAC 232-28-284 Spring black bear seasons and regulations.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-284.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.12.047.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 06-06-103 on March 1, 2006.
Changes Other than Editing from Proposed to Adopted Version: Changes, if any, from the text of the proposed rule and reasons for difference:
Under "Hunt areas, permit levels, and seasons dates for each license year"
• Based on public testimony, the following permits were increased:
O Blue Creek from 15 to 30
O Dayton from 15 to 22
O Tucannon from 5 to 7
O Wenaha from 30 to 45
O Mt. View from 15 to 22
O Lick Creek from 15 to 22
O Grande Ronde from 5 to 7
• Changed hunt name from Kapowsin Southa to Kapowsina and changed hunt area description language from "That portion of GMUs 653 and 654 that is designated as Kapowsin South by Hancock Management" to "That portion of GMUs 653 and/or 654 that is designated as the hunt area by Hancock Forest Management." These changes were made to allow the hunt area to rotate to different parts of Kapowsin Tree Farm from year-to-year.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: April 8, 2006.
for Ron Ozment, Chair
Fish and Wildlife Commission
WAC 232-28-286 2007, 2008, and 2009 Spring black bear seasons and regulations.
Who may apply: Anyone with a valid Washington big game license, which includes black bear as a species option.
Hunt areas, permit levels, and season dates for each license year:
|Hunt name||Hunt area||Permits||Season datesb|
|Sherman||GMU 101||15||April 15 – May 31|
|Kelly Hill||GMU 105||10||April 15 – May 31|
|Douglas||GMU 108||5||April 15 – May 31|
|Aladdin||GMU 111||10||April 15 – May 31|
|49 Degrees North||GMU 117||15||April 15 – May 31|
|Huckleberry||GMU 121||15||April 15 – May 31|
|Blue Creek||GMU 154||30||April 15 – May 31|
|Dayton||GMU 162||22||April 15 – May 31|
|Tucannon||GMU 166||7||April 15 – May 31|
|Wenaha||GMU 169||45||April 15 – May 31|
|Mt. View||GMU 172||22||April 15 – May 31|
|Lick Creek||GMU 175||22||April 15 – May 31|
|Grande Ronde||GMU 186||7||April 15 – May 31|
|Copalisa||GMU 642||100||April 15 – June 15|
|Kapowsina||That portion of GMUs 653 and/or 654 that is designated as the hunt area by Hancock Forest Management||100||April 15 – June 15|
|Capitol Foresta||That portion of Capitol Forest within GMU 663||100||April 15 – June 15|
|aSpring black bear hunting seasons under this area constitute a pilot program to reduce black bear damage to trees.|
|bPermits are valid for the license year they are issued.|
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.
Hunting method: Hunters may use any lawful big game modern firearm, archery, or muzzleloader equipment for hunting black bear. The use of dogs or bait to hunt black bear is prohibited statewide.
Submitting bear teeth: Successful bear hunters must submit the black bear premolar located behind the canine tooth of the upper jaw.
The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective June 16, 2006:
|WAC 232-28-284||Spring black bear seasons and regulations.|