WSR 08-03-141

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Filed January 23, 2008, 9:30 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 07-24-061.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 232-12-004 Classification of wild birds, 232-12-045 Hunting equipment restrictions, 232-28-273 2006-2008 Moose, bighorn sheep, and mountain goat seasons and permit quotas, 232-28-295 Landowner hunting permits, 232-28-337 Deer and elk area descriptions, 232-28-342 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09 Small game seasons, 232-28-351 2006-2008 Deer general seasons and definitions, and 232-28-352 2006-2008 Elk general seasons and definitions.

Hearing Location(s): Natural Resources Building, Room 172, 1111 Washington Street S.E., Olympia, WA 98504, (360) 902-2515, on March 7-8, 2008, at 8:00 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: April 11-12, 2008.

Submit Written Comments to: Wildlife Program Commission Meeting Public Comments, 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091, e-mail Wildthing@dfw.wa.gov, fax (360) 902-2162, by Friday, February 15, 2008.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Susan Yeager by March 5, 2008, TTY (800) 833-6388 or (360) 902-2267.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: WAC 232-12-004 Classification of wild birds, the amendment adds Eurasian collared dove to the list of predatory birds in Washington.

WAC 232-12-045 Hunting equipment restrictions, this proposal will restrict the use of telemetry equipment for hunting deer, elk, bear, moose, mountain goat, and bighorn sheep that have radio transmitters attached to them.

WAC 232-28-273 2006-2008 Moose, bighorn sheep, and mountain goat seasons and permit quotas, rule amends 2008 seasons and permit quotas for moose, bighorn sheep, and mountain goats. The purpose of the rule is to maximize recreational hunting opportunities for these species while meeting the population and recreational objectives for each herd as indicated in the game management plan. The rule changes include minor statewide permit level changes for moose (+14 permits) and bighorn sheep (+2 permits), as well as hunt boundary changes for mountain goat. The anticipated effect is stable to increase populations of these hunting species.

WAC 232-28-295 Landowner hunting permits, the proposal identifies permit levels and season dates for landowner hunting permit (LHP) program participants for the 2008 hunting seasons. There are calendar date modifications for some permits, but no changes in permit levels are being proposed. If adopted, the proposal will allocate seventy deer permits and 186 elk permits among five LHP cooperators. 60% of the permits will be for antlerless animals while 24% will be for antlered animals and 16% for any elk.

WAC 232-28-337 Deer and elk area descriptions, the proposed change removes elk feeding areas from GMU 368.

WAC 232-28-342 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09 Small game seasons, since 2003, the department has proposed liberalized fall, either sex turkey hunting seasons in northeastern and southeastern Washington, to provide expanded hunting opportunity and to address undesired turkey population increases. This proposal would change fall turkey hunting opportunities by increasing fall turkey permit levels in some southeastern Washington game management units (GMUs), while moving some northeastern GMUs from "early fall permit only" to "early fall general season" designations.

The amendment also extends the mourning dove season from 15 to 30 days in September, modifies the mourning dove falconry season to be consistent with federal rules, and makes the September goose season in Grays Harbor consistent with the remainder of Goose Management Area 3.

WAC 232-28-351 2006-2008 Deer general seasons and definitions, this rule amends the 2008 seasons for deer. The rule clarifies the antler restriction in GMU 554; focuses late season opportunity in a portion of GMU 162; and retains a late deer season in the main part of GMU 368.

WAC 232-28-352 2006-2008 Elk general seasons and definitions, this rule amends the 2008 seasons for elk. The rule modifies the season dates for the Elk Area 3911 damage hunt to provide better incentives for harvesting elk early in the season. Hunts that end in January are amended to end on January 20th to allow time for hunters to report prior to the January 31 reporting deadline. This proposal also establishes a hunt in Elk Area 3681, which avoids conflict with elk feeding stations and ethical issues while retaining the late elk season in the main part of GMU 368.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: WAC 232-12-004, the Eurasian collared dove is a nonnative species that has recently expanded its range into Washington. The effects of this species are not known, but there is some evidence that it may compete with our native mourning doves. The proposed amendment would classify the species as a predatory bird, which would allow it to be taken year-round with a hunting license as provided under WAC 232-12-005.

WAC 232-12-045, it is too easy for hunters to find and harvest wildlife with transmitters attached to them and hunting in this manner may bias the results of research projects.

WAC 232-28-273, recommended adjustments in permit quotas are based on meeting population objectives for each species as indicated in the game management plan.

WAC 232-28-295, the proposed permits are consistent with the commission's private lands hunter access program policy (C-6002). The permits will result in general public hunter access on private property and will help mitigate deer and elk foraging on private agricultural lands.

WAC 232-28-337, this proposal allows the continuation of December hunting seasons without impacting feeding activities or creating unethical hunting situations.

WAC 232-28-342, the proposed changes provide: (1) Greater turkey population control in areas experiencing unwanted population growth or, (2) increased turkey hunter opportunity in areas where expanding populations can support increased fall harvest.

The 2003-09 WDFW game management plan prescribes a restrictive dove season until a significant increase is observed in the ten-year Washington breeding population index. In 2007, a significant increase was observed in this index, and the department is recommending an increase in the 2008 dove season length from fifteen to thirty days, with season dates September 1-30. Grays Harbor County was included in Goose Management Area 3 in 2006, and the 2008 September goose season in Grays Harbor County is proposed for change to be consistent with season dates in the remainder of Goose Management Area 3.

WAC 232-28-351, recommended adjustments clarify restrictions, and helps focus harvest where desired. The change from GMU 368 to Deer Area 3682 helps retain the late hunt without impacting elk feeding operations.

WAC 232-28-352, recommended adjustments clarify restrictions, and helps focus harvest where desired. The change from GMU 368 to Elk Area 3681 helps retain the late hunt without impacting elk feeding operations.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.12.047, 77.12.020, 77.12.570, 77.12.210.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 77.12.047, 77.12.020,

77.12.570, 77.12.210.

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

Name of Proponent: Washington fish and wildlife commission, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting and Implementation: Dave Brittell, Natural Resources Building, Olympia, (360) 902-2504; and Enforcement: Bruce Bjork, Natural Resources Building, Olympia, (360) 902-2373.

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.

A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. Not hydraulics rules.

January 23, 2008

Loreva M. Preuss

Rules Coordinator

OTS-1279.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 04-98, filed 5/12/04, effective 6/12/04)

WAC 232-12-004   Classification of wild birds.   (1) Game birds include:


Common Name Scientific Name
migratory waterfowl Anatidae
wild turkey Meleagris gallopavo
blue grouse Falcipennis obscurus
spruce grouse Dendragapus canadensis
ruffed grouse Bonasa umbellus
"Forest grouse" means blue,

spruce, or ruffed grouse

sharp-tailed grouse Tympanuchus phasianellus
greater sage-grouse Centrocercus urophasianus
white-tailed ptarmigan Lagopus leucurus
California quail Callipepla californica
mountain quail Oreortyx pictus
northern bobwhite Colinus virginianus
scaled quail Callipepla squamata
chukar Alectoris chukar
ring-necked pheasant Phasianus colchicus
Gray (Hungarian) partridge Perdix perdix
"Upland bird" means quail, chukar,

pheasant, or partridge

American coot Fulica americana
common snipe Gallinago gallinago
band-tailed pigeon Columba fasciata
mourning dove Zenaida macroura

(2) Predatory birds include:


Common Name Scientific Name
black-billed magpie Pica hudsonia
American crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
European starling Sturnus vulgaris
house (English) sparrow Passer domesticus
rock dove Columba livia
Eurasian collared dove Streptopelia decaocto

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047 and 77.12.020. 04-11-036 (Order 04-98), 232-12-004, filed 5/12/04, effective 6/12/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040, 77.12.020, 77.32.070, 77.32.530. 01-10-048 (Order 01-69), 232-12-004, filed 4/26/01, effective 5/27/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.020 and 77.12.040. 91-11-006 (Order 491), 232-12-004, filed 5/2/91, effective 6/2/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040. 81-22-002 (Order 174), 232-12-004, filed 10/22/81; 81-12-029 (Order 165), 232-12-004, filed 6/1/81. Formerly WAC 232-12-030.]

OTS-1280.1


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

WAC 232-12-045   Hunting equipment restrictions.   (1) It is unlawful to hunt deer or elk with the aid of infrared night vision equipment or with laser sights (not to include range finders) capable of projecting a beam onto the target, while in possession or control of a firearm, bow and arrow, or crossbow.

(2) It is unlawful to use radio-telemetry equipment to locate and hunt wildlife that have radio transmitters attached to them. Possession of radio-telemetry receivers while hunting deer, elk, bear, moose, mountain goat, and bighorn sheep is unlawful.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 03-13-047 (Order 03-129), 232-12-045, filed 6/12/03, effective 7/13/03.]

OTS-1281.2


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 07-62, filed 5/3/07, effective 6/3/07)

WAC 232-28-273   2006-2008 Moose, bighorn sheep, and mountain goat seasons and permit quotas.  


Moose Permit Hunts


Who May Apply:
Anyone may apply; EXCEPT those who harvested a moose previously in Washington state. An individual may only harvest one moose during their lifetime (except waived for antlerless only hunts and raffle and auction hunts).


Bag Limit: One moose.


Weapon Restrictions: Permit holders may use any legal weapon.


Hunt

Name

Permit

Season

Permit Hunt

Boundary Description

Special

Restrictions

Permits
Kettle Range Oct. 1-Nov. 30 GMUs 101, 105 Any Moose 2
Selkirk Mtns. A Oct. 1-Nov. 30 GMU 113 Any Moose 25
Selkirk Mtns. Bd Oct. 1-Nov. 30 GMU 113 Antlerless Only 2
Mt. Spokane A Oct. 1-Nov. 30 GMU 124 east of Hwy 395 Any Moose ((10)) 12
Mt. Spokane B Oct. 1-Nov. 30 GMU 124 east of Hwy 395 Antlerless Only ((12)) 14
Mt. Spokane Youth Onlya Oct. 1-Nov. 30 GMU 124 east of Hwy 395 Antlerless Only ((8)) 10
49 Degrees North A Oct. 1-Nov. 30 GMU 117 Any Moose 26
49 Degrees North Bb Oct. 1-Nov. 30 GMU 117 Antlerless Only ((3)) 5
49 Degrees North Cc Oct. 1-Nov. 30 GMU 117 Antlerless Only 2
49 Degrees North Youth Onlya Oct. 1-Nov. 30 GMU 117 Antlerless Only 2
Three Forks Oct. 1-Nov. 30 GMUs 108, 111 Any Moose 8
Hangman A Oct. 1-Nov. 30 GMUs 127, 130 Any Moose ((5)) 7
Hangman B Oct. 1-Nov. 30 GMUs 127, 130 Antlerless Only ((5)) 7
Huckleberry Range Oct. 1-Nov. 30 GMUs 121, 124 west of Hwy 395 Any Moose ((6)) 8

aApplicants must be eligible to purchase a youth moose license by November 30 during the license year they are applying for. Youth hunters must be accompanied by an adult during the hunt.

bApplicants must possess a Disabled Hunter Permit.

cApplicants must be 65 years of age or older by November 30 during the license year they are applying for.

dApplicants must be a certified hunter education instructor who meet program-defined eligibility criteria.


Bighorn Sheep Permit Hunts


Who May Apply: Anyone may apply; EXCEPT those who harvested a bighorn sheep previously in Washington state. An individual may only harvest one bighorn sheep during their lifetime. (Except waived for raffle and auction hunts.)


Bag Limit: One bighorn ram (except Vulcan Mountain B is one adult ewe).


Hunt

Name

Permit

Season

Permit Hunt

Boundary Description

Special

Restrictions

Permits
Vulcan Mountain A Sept. 15-Oct. 10 Sheep Unit 2 Any Legal Weapon ((2)) 1
Vulcan Mountain Ba Oct. 1-10 Sheep Unit 2 Adult ewe only

Any Legal Weapon

2
Selah Butte Nov. ((4)) 3-30 Sheep Unit 4 Any Legal Weapon 5
Umtanum Sept. 15-Oct. 10 Sheep Unit 5 Any Legal Weapon 5
Cleman Mountain A Sept. 15-Oct. 10 Sheep Unit 7 Any Legal Weapon 4
Cleman Mountain B Nov. ((4)) 3-30 Sheep Unit 7 Any Legal Weapon 4
Mt. Hull Sept. 15-Oct. 10 Sheep Unit 10 Any Legal Weapon 2
Wenaha Sept. 15-Oct. 10 Sheep Unit 11 Any Legal Weapon 1
Lincoln Cliffs Sept. 15-Oct. 10 Sheep Unit 12 Any Legal Weapon 1
Quilomene A Sept. 15-Oct. 10 Sheep Unit 13 Any Legal Weapon 4
Swakane Sept. 15-Oct. 10 Sheep Unit 14 Any Legal Weapon 1
Tieton Sept. 15-Oct. 10 Sheep Unit 15 Any Legal Weapon 3
Manson Nov. ((4)) 3-30 Sheep Unit 16 Any Legal Weapon 2
Asotin Sept. 15-Oct. 10 Sheep Unit 17 Any Legal Weapon 1

aApplicants must be 65 years of age or older by November 30 during the license year they are applying for.


Bighorn Sheep Units:


Sheep Unit 2 Vulcan Mountain: Permit Area: Ferry County north of the Kettle River near Curlew.


Sheep Unit 4 Selah Butte: Permit Area: That part of Yakima and Kittitas counties between Ellensburg and Yakima east of the Yakima River and north of Selah Creek, west of Interstate 82 and south of Interstate 90.


Sheep Unit 5 Umtanum: Permit Area: Those portions of Yakima and Kittitas counties west of the Yakima River, north of Wenas Creek, and east of USFS Road 1701 to Manastash Lake and its drainage; south and east along the South Fork Manastash Creek to Manastash Creek and the Yakima River.


Sheep Unit 7 Cleman Mountain: Permit Area: That part of Yakima County south of Wenas Creek and east of USFS Road 1701, north of Highway 410 and Highway 12 and west of the Yakima River.


Sheep Unit 10 Mt. Hull: Permit Area: That part of Okanogan County within the following described boundary: Beginning at Oroville; then south along U.S. Highway 97 to the Swanson's Mill Road (old Mt. Hull Road) near Lake Andrews; then east to the Dry Gulch Road; then north to the Oroville-Toroda Creek Road (Molson Grade Road); then west to Oroville and the point of beginning.


Sheep Unit 11 Wenaha Wilderness: Permit Area: That part of GMU 169 within Crooked Creek drainage.


Sheep Unit 12 Lincoln Cliffs:
Permit Area: That part of Lincoln County north of Highway 2.


Sheep Unit 13 Quilomene:
Permit Area: GMUs 329, 330, and 251 south of Colockum Creek.


Sheep Unit 14 Swakane: Permit Area: GMU 250.


Sheep Unit 15 Tieton: Permit Area: GMU 360.


Sheep Unit 16 Manson: Permit Area: GMU 243.


Sheep Unit 17 Asotin: Permit Area: GMU 175.


Mountain Goat Permit Hunts


Who May Apply:
Anyone may apply; except those who harvested a mountain goat in Washington state after 1998. An individual may only harvest one mountain goat during their lifetime, except for those who harvested a goat prior to 1999. (Except waived for raffle and auction hunts.)


Bag Limit: One (1) adult goat of either sex with horns four (4) inches or longer. WDFW urges hunters to refrain from shooting nannies with kids. Permit hunters may start hunting Sept. 1 with archery equipment.


Hunt

Name

Permit

Season

Permit Hunt

Boundary Description

Special

Restrictions

Permits
Chelan North Sept. 15-Oct. 31 Goat Unit 2-1 Any Legal Weapon 1
Methow Sept. 15-Oct. 31 Goat Unit 2-2 Any Legal Weapon 2
Naches Pass/Corral Pass Sept. 15-Oct. 31 Goat Units 3-6, 4-38 Any Legal Weapon 2
Bumping River Sept. 15-Oct. 31 Goat Unit 3-7 Any Legal Weapon 2
Blazed Ridge Sept. 15-Oct. 31 Goat Unit 3-10 Any Legal Weapon 2
Tatoosh Sept. 15-Oct. 31 Goat Unit 5-2 Any Legal Weapon 1
Smith Creek Sept. 15-Oct. 31 Goat Unit 5-3 Any Legal Weapon 1
Goat Rocks/Tieton River Sept. 15-Oct. 31 Goat Units 3-9, 5-4 Any Legal Weapon 5
Chowder Ridge Sept. 15-Oct. 31 Goat Units 4-3 Any Legal Weapon 1
Avalanche Gorge Sept. 15-Oct. 31 Goat Units 4-7 Any Legal Weapon 1

Mountain Goat Units:


Goat Unit 2-1 Chelan N. (Chelan County): Permit Area: Beginning at the mouth of Fish Creek on Lake Chelan (Moore Point); then northeast up Fish Creek and USFS trail 1259 to the Sawtooth crest near Deephole Spring; then southeast along the Sawtooth crest, which separates Chelan and Okanogan County, to Horsethief Basin and the headwaters of Safety Harbor Creek; then south along Safety Harbor Creek to Lake Chelan, then northwest along the north shore of Lake Chelan to the mouth of Fish Creek at Moore Point and the point of beginning.


Goat Unit 2-2 Methow Area: Permit Area: Okanogan County within the following described boundary: Beginning at the Town of Twisp, westerly along the Twisp River Road (County Road 4440) to Roads End; west up the Twisp Pass Trail 432 to Twisp Pass and the Okanogan County line; northerly along the Okanogan County line through Washington Pass to Harts Pass; southeast down Harts Pass (Road 5400) to Lost River; then along the Lost River-Mazama Road to Mazama; then southwest to State Highway 20; then southeasterly along State Highway 20 to Twisp and the point of beginning.


Goat Unit 3-6 Naches Pass: Permit Area: Yakima and Kittitas counties within the following described boundary: Beginning at Chinook Pass; then north along the Pacific Crest Trail to Naches Pass; then east to USFS Road 19 and continuing to State Highway 410; then west along State Highway 410 to Chinook Pass and point of beginning.


Goat Unit 3-7 Bumping River: Permit Area: GMU 356.


Goat Unit 3-9 Tieton River: Permit Area: GMU 364.


Goat Unit 3-10 Blazed Ridge: Permit Area: Kittitas and Yakima counties within the following described boundary: Beginning at the mouth of Cabin Creek on the Yakima River; then west along Cabin Creek to the headwaters near Snowshoe Butte; then south along the Cascade Crest separating the Green and Yakima river drainage to Pyramid Peak; then southeast along the North Fork, Little Naches, and Naches River to the Yakima River; then north along the Yakima River to the mouth of Cabin Creek and point of beginning.


Goat Unit 4-3 Chowder Ridge: Permit Area: Whatcom County within the following described boundary: Beginning where Wells Creek intersects the North Fork Nooksack River; then up Wells Creek to Bar Creek; then southwest up Bar Creek to the Mazama Glacier; then continue southwest up Mazama Glacier to the summit of Mt. Baker; then northwest between Roosevelt Glacier and Coleman Glacier to Kulshan Cabin and the headwaters of Kulshan Creek and Grouse Creek to Smith Creek; then north down Smith Creek to Glacier Creek; continue north down Glacier Creek to the North Fork Nooksack River; then east along the North Fork Nooksack River to Wells Creek and the point of beginning.


Goat Unit 4-7 Avalanche Gorge: Permit Area: Whatcom County within the following described boundary: Beginning at the intersection of the Baker Lake Road (USFS Road 394) and Park Creek; then northwest up Park Creek to Park Glacier; then continue ((northwest)) westerly up Park Glacier to the summit of ((Mt.)) Mount Baker; then ((northeast)) northerly down Mazama Glacier to ((the 6,500 ft. elevation; then east to the Portals; then continue east along the ridge line to Coleman Pinnacle; then northeast along the Camp Kiser Trail 683 (Ptarmigan Ridge) to the extreme southeast extension of Kulshan Ridge; then due east to the Lake Ann Trail 600; then east along the Lake Ann Trail 600 to the boundary of North Cascades National Park; then south and east along the park boundary to the Baker River and down the Baker River)) Bar Creek; then northeast down Bar Creek to the confluence of Wells Creek; then southeast up Wells Creek to waypoint 593106 E 5410010 N (NAD27); then southeast about 1/2 mile to Ptarmigan Ridge Trail 682.1 at waypoint 593674 E 5409462 N; then south and southwest along said trail about 1/2 mile to upper tributary of Swift Creek at waypoint 593425 E 5408803 N; then east and southeast down said tributary to confluence with Swift Creek; then south and southeast down Swift Creek to the Baker Lake Road (USFS Road 394); then west along the Baker Lake Road (USFS Road 394) to Park Creek and the point of beginning.


Goat Unit 4-38 Corral Pass: Permit Area: Pierce County within the following described boundary: Beginning where Goat Creek intersects the Corral Pass Road; then southeast up Goat Creek to the Cascade Crest; then north along the Crest to USFS Trail 1188; then northwest along said trail to USFS Trail 1176; then north along said trail to Corral Pass; then west along Corral Pass Road to its intersection with Goat Creek and the point of beginning.


Goat Unit 5-2 Tatoosh: Permit Area: Lewis County within the following described boundary: Beginning at the junction of the southern Mount Rainier National Park Boundary and State Highway 123; then south along State Highway 123 to U.S. Highway 12; then southwest along said highway to Skate Creek Road (USFS Road 52); then northwest along said road to the junction of Morse Creek Road (old road to Longmire Campground); then north along said road to the Mount Rainier National Park Boundary; then east along the southern park boundary to the point of beginning.


Goat Unit 5-3 Smith Creek: Permit area: Lewis County within the following described boundary: Beginning at the Town of Randle; then east along U.S. Highway 12 to USFS Road 21; then southeast along USFS Road 21 to USFS Road 22; then northeast and northwest along USFS Road 22 to USFS Road 23; then east and northwest on USFS Road 23 to USFS Road 25; then north along USFS Road 25 to Randle and point of beginning.


Goat Unit 5-4 Goat Rocks: Permit Area: Lewis County south of the White Pass Highway (U.S. Highway 12) and east of the Johnson Creek Road (USFS Road 1302).

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047, 77.12.020, 77.12.570, 77.12.210. 07-11-017 (Order 07-62), 232-28-273, filed 5/3/07, effective 6/3/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 06-11-032 (Order 06-92), 232-28-273, filed 5/8/06, effective 6/8/06; 05-11-022 (Order 05-89), 232-28-273, filed 5/10/05, effective 6/10/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047 and 77.12.020. 04-11-036 (Order 04-98), 232-28-273, filed 5/12/04, effective 6/12/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 03-13-047 (Order 03-129), 232-28-273, filed 6/12/03, effective 7/13/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047, 77.12.655, 77.12.020. 02-11-069 (Order 02-98), 232-28-273, filed 5/10/02, effective 6/10/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040, 77.12.020, 77.32.070, 77.32.530. 01-10-048 (Order 01-69), 232-28-273, filed 4/26/01, effective 5/27/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040, 77.12.010, 77.12.020, 77.12.770, 77.12.780. 00-11-137 (Order 00-50), 232-28-273, filed 5/23/00, effective 6/23/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040. 99-10-102 (Order 99-40), 232-28-273, filed 5/5/99, effective 6/5/99; 98-10-005 (Order 98-58), 232-28-273, filed 4/22/98, effective 5/23/98.]

OTS-1282.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 07-166, filed 8/9/07, effective 9/9/07)

WAC 232-28-295   Landowner hunting permits.   A landowner may enter into a contract with the department and establish boundaries and other requirements for hunter access consistent with commission policy.


Hunters must possess both an access permit from the landowner and a hunting permit from the department when hunting on lands and for species covered under contract.


(1) Buckrun


Buckrun is located in Grant County, near the town of Wilson Creek. A legal description of the property has been filed with the county and is in the contract between Buckrun and the department.


Hunting on Buckrun is managed for a quality experience by scheduling hunt dates and keeping the number of hunters in the field low. Hunters with limited flexibility for hunt dates may experience scheduling problems. Hunters can generally expect one day hunts with written authorization from the Buckrun manager. All hunters must check in and out on hunt day. Schedule hunts in advance by calling 509-345-2577.


Deer


((2007)) 2008 Buckrun Landowner Hunting Permits


The manager of Buckrun will distribute these hunting permits. An access fee may be charged in order to utilize these permits. No access fee will be charged for the raffle permit winners. Only hunters possessing a modern firearm deer tag are eligible for permits on Buckrun properties. Contact the manager at 509-345-2577 for additional information.


Hunt Name Quota Access Season Special Restrictions Boundary Description
Buckrun 10 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Antlerless Mule Deer or any Whitetail Deer Buckrun
Buckrun 30 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Any deer Buckrun
Buckrun Raffle 10 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Any deer Buckrun

Deer


((2007)) 2008 Buckrun Special Hunting Permits


Hunters apply to Washington department of fish and wildlife for these permits. Only hunters possessing a modern firearm deer tag are eligible for Buckrun special permits. All hunters must check in and out on hunt day. Schedule hunts in advance by calling 509-345-2577.


Hunt Name Permit Number Permit Season Special Restrictions Boundary Description
Buckrun 10 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Antlerless Mule Deer or any Whitetail Deer Buckrun

(2) 4-O Cattle Company


The 4-O Cattle Company is located in southwest Asotin County near the Washington/Oregon border. A legal description of the property is in the contract between the 4-O Cattle Company and the department.


((2007)) 2008 4-O Cattle Company Landowner Hunting Permits


The manager of the 4-O Cattle Company will distribute these hunting permits. An access fee may be charged in order to utilize these permits.


Elk


Hunt Name Quota Access Season Special Restrictions Boundary Description
4-O Cattle Company 1 Sept. ((15-24)) 13-22 Any Bull 4-O Cattle Company
4-O Cattle Company 6 Oct. ((27)) 25 - Nov. ((4)) 2 Spike Bull Only 4-O Cattle Company
4-O Cattle Company - A 5 ((Oct. 1-7))

Sept. 29 - Oct. 5

Antlerless Only 4-O Cattle Company
4-O Cattle Company - B 10 Oct. ((31)) 29 - Nov. ((6)) 4 Antlerless Only 4-O Cattle Company
4-O Cattle Company - C 3 Nov. ((23-30)) 21-28 Antlerless Only 4-O Cattle Company
4-O Cattle Company - D 5 Dec. ((29)) 27 - Jan. ((4)) 2 Antlerless Only 4-O Cattle Company

Whitetail Deer


Hunt Name Quota Access Season Special Restrictions Boundary Description
4-O Cattle Company 1 Nov. ((15-19)) 13-17 ((Any Whitetail Buck)) White-tailed Deer, 3 pt. min. 4-O Cattle Company

Mule Deer


Hunt Name Quota Access Season Special Restrictions Boundary Description
4-O Cattle Company 6 Oct. ((13-16)) 11-14 ((Any)) Mule Deer ((Buck)) 3 pt. min. 4-O Cattle Company

((2007)) 2008 4-O Cattle Company Special Hunting Permits


Hunters apply to the Washington department of fish and wildlife for these permits.


Elk


Hunt Name Permit Number Permit Season Special Restrictions Boundary Description
4-O Any Bull Elk 1 Sept. ((26)) 24 - Oct. ((6)) 4 Any Bull 4-O Cattle Company
4-O Spike Bull Elk 2 Oct. ((27)) 25 - Nov. ((4)) 2 Spike Bull Only 4-O Cattle Company
4-O Antlerless Elk A 15 Sept. 29 - Oct. ((1-7)) 5 Antlerless Only 4-O Cattle Company
4-O Antlerless Elk B 10 Oct. ((31)) 29 - Nov. ((6)) 4 Antlerless Only 4-O Cattle Company
4-O Antlerless Elk C 7 Nov. ((23-30)) 21-28 Antlerless Only 4-O Cattle Company
4-O Antlerless Elk D 5 Nov. 29 - Dec. ((1-7)) 5 Antlerless Only 4-O Cattle Company
4-O Antlerless Elk E 5 Dec. ((8-14)) 6-12 Antlerless Only 4-O Cattle Company
4-O Antlerless Elk F 5 Dec. ((15-21)) 13-19 Antlerless Only 4-O Cattle Company
4-O Antlerless Elk G 5 Dec. ((22-28)) 20-26 Antlerless Only 4-O Cattle Company
4-O Antlerless Elk H 3 Dec. ((29)) 27 - Jan. ((4)) 2 Antlerless Only 4-O Cattle Company
4-O Antlerless Elk I 5 Jan. ((12-18)) 10-16 Antlerless Only 4-O Cattle Company
4-O Antlerless Elk J 5 Jan. ((26)) 24-31 Antlerless Only 4-O Cattle Company

Whitetail Deer


Hunt Name Permit Number Permit Season Special Restrictions Boundary Description
4-O White-tailed Buck 1 Nov. ((20-25)) 18-23 ((Any)) White-tailed Deer ((Buck)) 3 pt. min. 4-O Cattle Company

Mule Deer


Hunt Name Permit Number Access Season Special Restrictions Boundary Description
4-O Mule Deer Buck 2 Oct. ((17-21)) 15-19 ((Any)) Mule Deer ((Buck))

3 pt. min.

4-O Cattle Company

(3) Silver Dollar Association


The Silver Dollar Association is located in Yakima and Benton counties, on the western edge of the Hanford Reservation. A legal description of the property is in the contract between the Silver Dollar Association and the department.


((2007)) 2008 Silver Dollar Association Landowner Hunting Permits


The manager of the Silver Dollar Association will distribute these hunting permits. An access fee may be charged in order to utilize these permits.


Elk


Hunt Name Quota Access Season Special Restrictions Boundary Description
Silver Dollar 24 Aug. 1 - March 31 Any Elk Silver Dollar
Silver Dollar 15 Aug. 1 - March 31 Antlerless Silver Dollar

((2007)) 2008 Silver Dollar Special Hunting Permits


Hunters apply to the Washington department of fish and wildlife for these permits.


Elk


Hunt Name Permit Number Permit Season Special Restrictions Boundary Description
Silver Dollar 6 Aug. 1 - March 31 Youth Only, Any Elk Silver Dollar
Silver Dollar Antlerless Elk 12 Aug. 1 - March 31 Youth Only, Antlerless Elk Only Silver Dollar
Silver Dollar Any Elk 2 Aug. 1 - March 31 Persons of Disability Only, Any Elk Silver Dollar
Silver Dollar Antlerless Elk 3 Aug. 1 - March 31 Persons of Disability Only, Antlerless Elk Only Silver Dollar

(4) Blackrock Ranches


Blackrock Ranches is located in Yakima County, west of the Hanford Reservation. A legal description of the property is in the contract between Blackrock Ranches and the department.


((2007)) 2008 Blackrock Ranches Landowner Hunting Permits


The manager of Blackrock Ranches will distribute these hunting permits. An access fee may be charged in order to utilize these permits.


Elk


Hunt Name Quota Access Season Special Restrictions Boundary Description
Blackrock Ranches 6 Aug. 1 - March 31 Any Elk Blackrock Ranches
Blackrock Ranches 8 Aug. 1 - March 31 Antlerless Blackrock Ranches

((2007)) 2008 Blackrock Ranches Special Hunting Permits


Hunters apply to the Washington department of fish and wildlife for these permits.


Elk


Hunt Name Permit Number Permit Season Special Restrictions Boundary Description
Blackrock Ranches 1 Aug. 1 - March 31 Any Elk Blackrock Ranches
Blackrock Ranches 4 Aug. 1 - March 31 Antlerless Only Blackrock Ranches
Blackrock Ranches 1 Aug. 1 - March 31 Youth Only, Any Elk Blackrock Ranches
Blackrock Ranches 4 Aug. 1 - March 31 Youth Only, Antlerless Only Blackrock Ranches

(5) Teanaway Ranch


The Teanaway Ranch is located in Kittitas County, 7 miles west of Cle Elum. A legal description of the property is in the contract between the Teanaway Ranch and the department.


((2007)) 2008 Teanaway ((Ranch)) Landowner Hunting Permits


The manager of the Teanaway Ranch will distribute this hunting permit. An access fee may be charged in order to utilize this permit.


Elk


Hunt Name Quota Access Season Special Restrictions Boundary Description
Teanaway Ranch ((1)) 3 ((Aug. 1 - March 31)) Nov. 29 - Jan. 31 Any Bull Teanaway Ranch

((2007)) 2008 Teanaway ((Ranch)) Special Hunting Permits


Hunters apply to the Washington department of fish and wildlife for this permit.


ELK


Hunt Name Quota Access Season Special Restrictions Boundary Description
Teanaway Ranch 1 ((Aug. 1 - March)) Nov. 29 - Jan. 31 Any Bull Teanaway Ranch

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047, 77.12.020, 77.12.570, 77.12.210. 07-17-049 (Order 07-166), 232-28-295, filed 8/9/07, effective 9/9/07; 07-11-017 (Order 07-62), 232-28-295, filed 5/3/07, effective 6/3/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 07-01-049 (Order 06-300), 232-28-295, filed 12/14/06, effective 1/14/07; 06-11-032 (Order 06-92), 232-28-295, filed 5/8/06, effective 6/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047, 77.12.020. 06-04-066 (Order 06-09), 232-28-295, filed 1/30/06, effective 3/2/06.]

OTS-1283.2


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 07-292, filed 12/13/07, effective 1/13/08)

WAC 232-28-337   Deer and elk area descriptions.  


ELK AREAS


Elk Area No. 1008 West Wenaha (Columbia County): That part of GMU 169 west of USFS trail 3112 (East Butte Creek Trail) and Butte Creek.


Elk Area No. 1009 East Wenaha (Columbia, Garfield, Asotin counties): That part of GMU 169 east of USFS trail 3112 (East Butte Creek Trail) and Butte Creek.


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. 1014 (Columbia-Garfield counties): That part of GMU 166 Tucannon west of the Tucannon River and USFS Trail No. 3110 (Jelly Spr.-Diamond Pk. Trail).


Elk Area No. 1015 Turnbull (Spokane County): Located in GMU 130, designated areas within the boundaries of Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge.


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 Tronsen (Chelan County): All of GMU 251 except that portion described as follows: Beginning at the junction of Naneum Ridge Road (WDFW Rd 9) and Ingersol Road (WDFW Rd 1); north and east on Ingersol Road to Colockum Road (WDFW Rd 10); east on Colockum Road and Colockum Creek to the intersection of Colockum Creek and the Columbia River; south on the Columbia River to mouth of Tarpiscan Creek; west up Tarpiscan Creek and Tarpiscan Road (WDFW Rd 14) and North Fork Road (WDFW Rd 10.10) to the intersection of North Fork Road and Colockum Road; southwest on Colockum Road to Naneum Ridge Road; west on Naneum Ridge Road to Ingersol Road and the point of beginning.


Elk Area No. 3068 Klickitat Meadows (Yakima County): Beginning at Darland Mountain, southeast along the main divide between the Diamond Fork drainage and the Ahtanum Creek drainage to the point due west of the headwaters of Reservation Creek (Section 18, T12N, R14E); then along a line due west to Spencer Point (as represented in the DNR 100k map); northeast from Spencer Point to US Forest Service (USFS) Trail 1136; north along USFS Trail 1136 to USFS Trail 615; east on USFS Trail 615 to Darland Mountain and the point of beginning.


Elk Area No. 3681 Ahtanum (Yakima County): That part of GMU 368 beginning at the power line crossing on Ahtanum Creek in T12N, R16E, Section 15; west up Ahtanum Creek to South Fork Ahtanum Creek; southwest up South Fork Ahtanum Creek to its junction with Reservation Creek; southwest up Reservation Creek and the Yakama Indian Reservation boundary to the main divide between the Diamond Fork drainage and Ahtanum Creek drainage; north along the crest of the main divide between the Diamond Fork drainage and the Ahtanum Creek drainage to Darland Mountain; northeast on US Forest Service Trail 615 to US Forest Service Road 1020; northeast on US Forest Service Road 1020 to US Forest Service Road 613; northeast on US Forest Service Road 613 to US Forest Service Trail 1127; northeast on US Forest Service Trail 1127 to US Forest Service Road 1302 (Jump Off Road), southeast of the Jump Off Lookout Station; northeast on US Forest Service Road 1302 (Jump Off Road) to the power line in T14N, R15E, Section 33; southeast along the power line to Ahtanum Creek and the point of beginning.


Elk Area No. 3721 Corral Canyon (Benton and Yakima counties): That part of GMU 372 beginning at the Yakima River Bridge on SR 241 just north of Mabton; north along SR 241 to the Rattlesnake Ridge Road (mile post #19); east on Rattlesnake Ridge Road to the Hanford Reach National Monument's (HRNM) southwest corner boundary; east and south along the HRNM boundary to SR 225; south on SR 225 to the Yakima River Bridge in Benton City; west (upstream) along Yakima River to point of beginning (SR 241 Bridge).


Elk Area No. 3722 Blackrock (Benton and Yakima counties): That part of GMU 372 beginning at southern corner of the Yakima Training Center border on Columbia River, northwest of Priest Rapids Dam; southeast on southern shore of Columbia River (Priest Rapids Lake) to Priest Rapids Dam; east along Columbia River to the Hanford Reach National Monument's (HRNM) western boundary; south along the HRNM boundary to the Rattlesnake Ridge Road; west on Rattlesnake Ridge Road to SR 241; south on SR 241 to the Yakima River Bridge just north of Mabton; west along Yakima River to SR 823 (Harrison Road) south of town of Pomona; east along SR 823 (Harrison Road) to SR 821; southeast on SR 821 to Firing Center Road at I-82; east on Firing Center Road to main gate of Yakima Training Center; south and east along Yakima Training Center boundary to southern corner of Yakima Training Center boundary on Columbia River and point of beginning.


Elk Area No. 3911 Fairview (Kittitas County): Beginning at the intersection of the BPA Power Lines in T20N, R14E, Section 36 and Interstate 90; east along the power lines to Highway 903 (Salmon La Sac Road); northwest along Highway 903 to Pennsylvania Avenue; northeast along Pennsylvania Avenue to No. 6 Canyon Road; northeast along No. 6 Canyon Road to Cle Elum Ridge Road; north along Cle Elum Ridge Road to Carlson Canyon Road; northeast along Carlson Canyon Road to West Fork Teanaway River; east along West Fork Teanaway River to North Fork Teanaway River; north along North Fork Teanaway River to Teanaway Road; southeast on Teanaway Road to Ballard Hill Road; east on Ballard Hill Rd and Swauk Prairie Road to Hwy 970; northeast 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 along BPA power lines to Colockum Pass Road in T19N, R20E, Section 16; south on Colockum Pass Road to BPA power lines in T18N, R20E, Section 6; east and south along power lines to Parke Creek; north on Parke Creek to Whiskey Jim Creek; east on Whiskey Jim Creek to Beacon Ridge Road; south on Beacon Ridge Road 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 Umtanum Road; north on Umtanum 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 bighorn sheep feeding site in T15N, R16E, Section 36; 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 intersection of the metal footbridge and the elk fence at the south end of the bridge in T14N, R16E, Section 3; south along the elk fence to the top of the cliff/rimrock line; southwest along the top of the cliff/rimrock line to the irrigation canal in T14N, R16E, Section 9; southwest along the irrigation canal to the elk fence in T14N, R16E, Section 8; south along the elk fence to the township line between T12N, R15E and T12N, R16E; south along the township line to the South Fork Ahtanum Creek; downstream along the South Fork Ahtanum Creek and Ahtanum Creek to the Yakima River; upstream along 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 east edge of Waterworks Canyon; south along the east edge of Waterworks Canyon to the elk fence; 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): That portion of GMU 437 beginning at the intersection of State Route 9 and State Route 20; east on State Route 20 to Cape Horn Road NE; south down Cape Horn Road NE to the power line crossing which passes over the Skagit River; east on the power line to the Skagit River; south and west down the Skagit River to Pressentine Creek; south up Pressentine Creek to the 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 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 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. 5049 Ethel (Lewis County): That part of GMU 505 beginning at the intersection of Jackson Highway and Highway 12; south along Jackson Highway to Buckley Road; south on Buckley Road to Spencer Road; east on Spencer Road to Fuller Road; north on Fuller Road to Highway 12; east on Highway 12 to Stowell Road; north on Stowell Road to Gore Road; west on Gore Road to Larmon Road; west on Larmon Road to Highway 12; west on Highway 12 to Jackson Highway and point of beginning.


Elk Area No. 5050 Newaukum (Lewis County): That part of GMU 505 beginning at the intersection of Interstate 5 and Highway 12; east on Highway 12 to Larmon Road; east on Larmon Road to Leonard Road; north on Leonard Road through the town of Onalaska to Deggler Road; north on Deggler Road to Middle Fork Road; east on Middle Fork Road to Beck Road; north on Beck Road to Centralia-Alpha Road; west on Centralia-Alpha Road to Logan Hill Road; south then west on Logan Hill Road to Jackson Highway; south on Jackson Highway to the Newaukum River; west along the Newaukum River to Interstate 5; south on Interstate 5 to Highway 12 and point of beginning.


Elk Area No. 5051 Green Mountain (Cowlitz County): 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 Interstate 5; south along Interstate 5 to State Hwy 506; west along State Hwy 506 to the town of Vader and the point of beginning.


Elk Area No. 5056 Grays River Valley (Wahkiakum County): On or within 3/4 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. 5061 Wildwood (Lewis County): Beginning at the junction of the Pacific West Timber (PWT) 600 Road and the Wildwood Road (SE1/4 S29 T11N R3W); southwest on the 600 Road to the 800 Road (NW1/4 S36 T11N R4W); southwest on the 800 Road to the 850 Road (SW1/4 S3 T10N R4W); northwest on the 850 Road to the Weyerhaeuser 4720 Road (S20 T11N R4W); north on the Weyerhaeuser 4720 Road to the Weyerhaeuser 4700 Road (S17 T11N R4W); east on the Weyerhaeuser 4700 Road to the Weyerhaeuser 5822 Road (NW1/4 S16 T11N R4W); east on the Weyerhaeuser 5822 Road to the Weyerhaeuser 5820 Road (NW1/4 S10 T11N R4W); southeast on the Weyerhaeuser 5820 Road to the PWT 574 Road (SE1/4 S10 T11N R4W); south on the PWT 574 Road to the 570 Road (NW1/4 S14 T11N R4W); south on the 570 Road to the 500 Road (NW1/4 S14 T11N R4W); northeast on the 500 Road to the 560 Road (SW1/4 S12 T11N R4W); east on the 560 Road to the 540 Road (SE1/4 S12 T11N R4W); east and south on the 540 Road to the 500 Road (SE1/4 S18 T11N R3W); east on the PWT 500 Road to the Wildwood Road (N1/2 S20 T11N R3W); south on the Wildwood Road to the point of beginning, the PWT 600 Road junction (SE1/4 S29 T11N R3W).


Elk Area No. 5062 Trout Lake (Klickitat County): Those portions of GMUs 560 (Lewis River) and 578 (West Klickitat) beginning at the intersection of SR 141 and Sunnyside Road; north on Sunnyside Road to Mount Adams Recreational Area Road; north on Mount Adams Recreational Area Road to USFS Road 23; north on USFS Road 23 to DNR T-4300 Road; west on DNR T-4300 Road to Trout Lake Creek Road; south on Trout Lake Creek Road to SR 141; east and south on SR 141 to the intersection of SR 141 and Sunnyside Road to the point of beginning.


Elk Area No. 5063 Pumice Plain (Cowlitz and Skamania counties): That part of GMU 522 beginning at the confluence of the N. Fork Toutle River and Castle Creek; East along the N. Fork Toutle River to USFS trail 207; south along USFS trail 207 to USFS trail 216E; southwest along USFS trail 216E to USFS trail 216; west along USGS trail 216 to USGS 216G; northwest along USFS trail 216G to USGS trail 221; north along USFS 221 to Castle Creek; northwest along Castle Creek to N. Fork Toutle River and point of beginning.


Elk Area No. 5064 Upper Smith Creek (Skamania County): That part of GMU 522 beginning at the U.S. Forest Service Rd. 99 and U.S. Forest Service Trail 225 (Smith Creek Trail) junction; south on Trail 225 to Ape Canyon Creek; south and west up Ape Canyon Creek to U.S. Forest Service Trail 216 (Loowit Trail); north on Trail 216 to U.S. Forest Service Trail 216D (Abraham Trail); north on Trail 216D to U.S. Forest Service Trail 207 (Truman Trail); north and east on Trail 207 to U.S. Forest Service Rd. 99; north and east on U.S. Forest Service Rd. 99 to the junction of U.S. Forest Service Rd. 99 and U.S. Forest Service Trail 225 and the point of beginning.


Elk Area No. 5065 Mount Whittier (Skamania County): That part of GMU 522 beginning at the U.S. Forest Service Trail 1 (Boundary Trail) and U.S. Forest Service Trail 214 (Whittier Ridge Trail) junction; west on the U.S. Forest Service Trail 1 to U.S. Forest Service Trail 230 (Coldwater Trail); north on U.S. Forest Service Trail 230 to U.S. Forest Service Trail 211 (Lakes Trail); east on Trail 211 to U.S. Forest Service Trail 214; south on U.S. Forest Service Trail 214 to the junction of U.S. Forest Service Trail 214 and U.S. Forest Service Trail 1 and the point of beginning.


Elk Area No. 5090 JBH (Wahkiakum County): The mainland portion of the Julia Butler Hansen National Wildlife Refuge, as administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as described: Beginning at the junction of State Route 4 and Steamboat Island Slough Road, northwest on Steamboat Island Slough Road to Brooks Slough Road, east on Brooks Slough Road to State Route 4, south on State Route 4 to Steamboat Slough Road 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. 6012 Tri Valley (Grays Harbor and Mason counties): Those portions of GMUs 648 (Wynoochee) and 651 (Satsop) within one mile of Brady-Matlock Road from State Highway 12 north to the junction with Schaefer State Park Road (east Satsop Road) and all lands within one mile of Wynoochee Valley Road from State Highway 12 north to the junction with Cougar Smith Road, and all lands within one mile of Wishkah Valley Road from north Aberdeen city limit to the junction with Wishkah-East Hoquiam Road and all lands within 2 miles north of SR 12 between the Satsop River and Schouweiler and Hurd roads and then a line north from the end of Hurd Road to a point 2 miles north of SR 12.


Elk Area No. 6054 Puyallup River (Pierce County): Beginning at the intersection of the Mount Rainier National Park western boundary and the Nisqually River, west down Nisqually River to mouth of Mashel River; north up Mashel River to SR 161 bridge (Eatonville-LaGrande Rd); north on SR 161 through Eatonville to Orville Rd E (Kapowsin-Eatonville Rd); north on Orville Rd E to Hancock's Kapowsin Tree Farm ownership boundary at the north end of Ohop Lake (Kapowsin and Buckley Tree Farms map); east along Kapowsin Tree Farm boundary to Mount Rainier National Park boundary; south long Mount Rainier National Park boundary to Nisqually River and point of beginning.


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): That part of GMU 667 (Skookumchuck) beginning at the intersection of Salzer Valley Road and Centralia-Alpha Road; east and north on Salzer Valley Road to Little Hanaford Road; west on Little Hanaford Road to Teitzel Road; north on Teitzel Road to Big Hanaford Road; west on Big Hanaford Road to State Route 507; north on State Route 507 to Skookumchuck Road; east on Skookumchuck Road to the first bridge over the Skookumchuck River; east along the Skookumchuck River to the Skookumchuck Road bridge; east on Skookumchuck Road to the steel tower power line; southwest along the power line to Big Hanaford Road; east and south along Big Hanaford Road to Weyerhaeuser Road E150; east on Weyerhaeuser Road E150 to Weyerhaeuser Road E247; south and west on Weyerhaeuser Road E247 to Weyerhaeuser Road E240; south on Weyerhaeuser Road E240 to North Fork Road; south on North Fork Road to Centralia-Alpha Road; west on Centralia-Alpha Road to Salzer Valley Road and the point of beginning.


Elk Area No. 6071 Dungeness (Clallam County): Portions of GMUs 621 (Olympic) and 624 (Coyle) beginning at the mouth of the Dungeness River; east and south along the coast of the Strait of Juan De Fuca to the mouth of Jimmycomelately Creek on Sequim Bay; south and west up Jimmycomelately Creek to Don Schmith Road; north on Don Schmith Road to Palo Alto Road; west and southwest on Palo Alto Road to US Forest Service Road 2880; southwest on US Forest Service Road 2880 to the Dungeness River; north down the Dungeness River to its mouth and the point of beginning.


Elk Area No. 6072 Sol Duc Valley (Clallam County): That portion of GMU 607 (Sol Duc) between the Sol Duc River and Hwy 101 from a point at the Sol Duc River bridge over Hwy 101 approximately 2 miles north of Forks to the westernmost Sol Duc River bridge over Hwy 101 at a point approximately 1 mile east of Lake Pleasant.


Elk Area No. 6073 Clearwater Valley (Jefferson County): That portion of GMU 615 (Clearwater) within one mile of the Clearwater Road from the Quinault Indian Reservation boundary to a point 4 miles to the north.


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. 1021 Clarkston (Asotin County): That portion of GMU 178 beginning at the junction of the Highway 12 bridge and Alpowa Creek; east on Highway 12 to Silcott Road; south and east on Silcott Road to Highway 128; southwest on Highway 128 to McGuire Gulch Road; southeast along the bottom of McGuire Gulch to Asotin Creek; east on Asotin Creek to the Snake River; north and west on the Snake River to Alpowa Creek; southwest of Alpowa Creek to the Highway 12 bridge and the point of beginning.


Deer Area No. 1030 Flat Creek (Stevens County): That portion of GMU 105, beginning at the junction of Northport-Flat Creek Rd (Co. 4005) and Bull Hill Rd; north on Bull Hill Rd to USFS Rd 240; north on USFS Rd 240 to USFS Rd 230 (Belshazzar Mtn Rd); east and north on USFS Rd 230 to East Boundary of Colville National Forest at Section 24; north on Forest Boundary to Sheep Creek Rd (USFS 15, Co. 4220); west on Sheep Creek Rd to USFS Rd 170 at Kiel Springs; south on USFS Rd 170 to Lael-Flat Creek Rd (USFS 1520); south on Lael-Flat Creek Rd (USFS 1520, Co. 4181) to Northport-Flat Creek Rd; north 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 the intersection of Sand Creek Rd (Co. 4017) and the Kettle River at the Rock Cut Bridge; north and east on Sand Cr Rd to Lael-Flat Cr Rd (Co. 4181, USFS Churchill Mine Rd, 1520); east on Lael-Flat Cr Rd (Churchill Mine Rd) to intersection with USFS Rd 15 near Fisher Cr; north and east on USFS Rd 15 to USFS Rd 180; north and west on USFS Rd 180 and continue west on Box Canyon-Deep Creek Rd (USFS Rd 030, Co. 4212) to the intersection of Box Canyon-Deep Creek Rd and the Kettle River; south on the Kettle River to the intersection of Sand Creek Rd and the Kettle River at the Rock Cut Bridge and the point of beginning.


Deer Area No. 2010 Benge (Adams County): That part of GMU 284 beginning at the town of Washtucna; north on SR 261 to Weber Road; east on Weber Road to Bengel Road; north on Bengel Road to Wellsandt Road; east on Wellsandt Road 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 Washtucna 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. 2012 Methow Valley (Okanogan County): All private land in the Methow Watershed located outside the external boundary of the Okanogan National Forest and north of the following boundary: starting where the Libby Creek Road (County road 1049) intersects the Okanogan National Forest boundary; east on road 1049 to State Hwy 153; north on Hwy 153 to the Old Carlton Road; east on the Old Carlton Road to the Texas Creek Road (County road 1543); east on the Texas Creek Road to the Vintin Road (County road 1552); northeast on the Vintin Road to the Okanogan National Forest boundary.


Deer Area No. 3071 Whitcomb (Benton County): That part of GMU 373 made up by the Whitcomb Unit of the Umatilla National Wildlife Refuge.


Deer Area No. 3072 Paterson (Benton County): That part of GMU 373 made up by the Paterson Unit of the Umatilla National Wildlife Refuge.


Deer Area No. 3682 Ahtanum (Yakima County): That part of GMU 368 beginning at the power line crossing on Ahtanum Creek in T12N, R16E, Section 15; west up Ahtanum Creek to South Fork Ahtanum Creek; southwest up South Fork Ahtanum Creek to its junction with Reservation Creek; southwest up Reservation Creek and the Yakama Indian Reservation boundary to the main divide between the Diamond Fork drainage and Ahtanum Creek drainage; north along the crest of the main divide between the Diamond Fork drainage and the Ahtanum Creek drainage to Darland Mountain; northeast on US Forest Service Trail 615 to US Forest Service Road 1020; northeast on US Forest Service Road 1020 to US Forest Service Road 613; northeast on US Forest Service Road 613 to US Forest Service Trail 1127; northeast on US Forest Service Trail 1127 to US Forest Service Road 1302 (Jump Off Road), southeast of the Jump Off Lookout Station; northeast on US Forest Service Road 1302 (Jump Off Road) to the power line in T14N, R15E, Section 33; southeast along the power line to Ahtanum Creek and the point of beginning.


Deer Area No. 4004 (San Juan County): That part of GMU 410 made up of Shaw Island.


Deer Area No. 4005 (San Juan County): That part of GMU 410 made up of Lopez Island.


Deer Area No. 4006 (San Juan County): That part of GMU 410 made up of Orcas Island.


Deer Area No. 4007 (San Juan County): That part of GMU 410 made up of Decatur Island.


Deer Area No. 4008 (San Juan County): That part of GMU 410 made up of Blakely Island.


Deer Area No. 4009 (Skagit County): That part of GMU 410 made up of Cypress Island.


Deer Area No. 4010 (San Juan County): That part of GMU 410 made up of San Juan Island.


Deer Area No. 4011 (Island County): That part of GMU 410 made up of Camano Island.


Deer Area No. 4012 (Island County): That part of GMU 410 made up of Whidbey Island.


Deer Area No. 4013 (King County): That part of GMU 454 made up of Vashon and Maury islands.


Deer Area No. 6014 (Pierce County): That part of GMU 652 made up of Anderson Island.


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


Deer Area No. 3088 High Prairie (Klickitat County): That portion of GMU 388 (Grayback) that is south of SR 142.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047, 77.12.020. 08-01-052 (Order 07-292), 232-28-337, filed 12/13/07, effective 1/13/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 07-01-049 (Order 06-300), 232-28-337, filed 12/14/06, effective 1/14/07; 06-17-095 (Order 06-196), 232-28-337, filed 8/15/06, effective 9/15/06; 06-11-032 (Order 06-92), 232-28-337, filed 5/8/06, effective 6/8/06; 06-02-063 (Order 05-271), 232-28-337, filed 1/3/06, effective 2/3/06; 05-11-023 (Order 05-84), 232-28-337, filed 5/10/05, effective 5/15/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047 and 77.12.020. 04-11-036 (Order 04-98), 232-28-337, filed 5/12/04, effective 6/12/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 03-13-047 (Order 03-129), 232-28-337, filed 6/12/03, effective 7/13/03.]

OTS-1284.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 06-91, filed 5/8/06, effective 6/8/06)

WAC 232-28-342   2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09 Small game seasons.  

STATEWIDE SEASONS:


FOREST GROUSE (BLUE, RUFFED, AND SPRUCE)


Bag and Possession Limits: Three (3) grouse per day, straight or mixed bag, with a total of nine (9) grouse in possession at any time.


SEASON DATES: Sept. 1 - Dec. 31, 2006, 2007, 2008.


BOBCAT


Bag and Possession Limits: No limit.


SEASON DATES: Sept. 5, 2006 - Mar. 15, 2007; Sept. 4, 2007 - Mar. 15, 2008; Sept. 2, 2008 - Mar. 15, 2009.


RACCOON


Bag and Possession Limits: No limit.


OPEN AREA: Statewide, EXCEPT closed on Long Island within Willapa National Wildlife Refuge.


SEASON DATES: Sept. 5, 2006 - Mar. 15, 2007; Sept. 4, 2007 - Mar. 15, 2008; Sept. 2, 2008 - Mar. 15, 2009.


FOX


Bag and Possession Limits: No limit.


OPEN AREA: Statewide EXCEPT closed within the exterior boundaries of the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie, Okanogan, Wenatchee, and Gifford Pinchot National Forests and GMUs 407 and 410.


SEASON DATES: Sept. 5, 2006 - Mar. 15, 2007; Sept. 4, 2007 - Mar. 15, 2008; Sept. 2, 2008 - Mar. 15, 2009.


COYOTE


Bag and Possession Limits: No limit.


OPEN AREA AND SEASON DATES: Statewide, year round. Coyote may only be killed and/or pursued with hounds during the following period: Sept. 5, 2006 - Mar. 15, 2007; Sept. 4, 2007 - Mar. 15, 2008; Sept. 2, 2008 - Mar. 15, 2009, EXCEPT coyote may be hunted year round with hounds in Grant, Adams, Benton, and Franklin counties.


COTTONTAIL AND SNOWSHOE HARE (OR WASHINGTON HARE)


Bag and Possession Limits: Five (5) cottontails or snowshoe hares per day, with a total of fifteen (15) in possession at any time, straight or mixed bag.


SEASON DATES: Sept. 1, 2006 - Mar. 15, 2007; Sept. 1, 2007 - Mar. 15, 2008; Sept. 1, 2008 - Mar. 15, 2009.


CROWS


Bag and Possession Limits: No limit.


SEASON DATES: Oct. 1, 2006 - Jan. 31, 2007; Oct. 1, 2007 - Jan. 31, 2008; Oct. 1, 2008 - Jan. 31, 2009.


JACKRABBIT


Season closed statewide.


PTARMIGAN, SAGE, AND SHARP-TAILED GROUSE


Season closed statewide.


WILD TURKEY:


YOUTH SEASON


LEGAL BIRD: Gobblers and turkeys with visible beards only.


SEASON DATES: April 7-8, 2007; April 5-6, 2008; April 4-5, 2009.


SPRING SEASON


LEGAL BIRD: Gobblers and turkeys with visible beards only.


SEASON DATES: April 15 - May 31, 2007, 2008, 2009.


EARLY FALL GENERAL SEASON


LEGAL BIRD: Either sex.


LEGAL HUNTER: Open to all hunters with a valid turkey tag.


OPEN AREA: GMUs 101-((124)) 133.


SEASON DATES: Sept. 23 - Oct. 6, 2006; Sept. 22 - Oct. 5, 2007; Sept. 27 - Oct. 3, 2008.


EARLY FALL PERMIT SEASON


LEGAL BIRD: Either sex.


LEGAL HUNTER: All hunters who are selected in the early fall turkey special permit drawing and who possess a valid turkey tag.


OPEN AREA: GMUs 127, 133, 145-186, 382, 388, 568-578.


SEASON DATES: Sept. 23 - Oct. 6, 2006; Sept. 22 - Oct. 5, 2007; Sept. 27 - Oct. 3, 2008.

Permit Area Number of Permits
((GMU 127 150
GMU 133 200))
GMUs 149-163 ((200)) 300
GMUs 145, 172-186 ((100)) 200
GMUs 382, 388, 568-578 75

LATE FALL PERMIT SEASON


LEGAL BIRD: Either sex.


LEGAL HUNTER: All hunters who are selected in the special late fall turkey permit drawing and who possess a valid turkey tag.


OPEN AREA: GMUs 101-124.


SEASON DATES: Nov. 20 - Dec. 15, 2006, 2007, 2008.


PERMITS: 800.


HUNTER EDUCATION INSTRUCTOR INCENTIVE PERMITS


LEGAL BIRD: Gobblers and turkeys with visible beards only.


LEGAL HUNTER: Qualified hunter education instructors who are selected through a random drawing. Qualifying hunter education instructors must be certified and have been in active status for a minimum of three consecutive years, inclusive of the year prior to the permit drawing. Instructors who are drawn, accept a permit, and are able to participate in the hunt, will not be eligible for these incentive permits for a period of ten years thereafter.


OPEN AREA: Statewide.


SEASON DATES: April 1 - May 31, 2007, 2008, 2009.


PERMITS: 2.


OFFICIAL HUNTING HOURS/BAG LIMITS FOR WILD TURKEY:


SPRING SEASON BAG LIMIT: The combined spring season limit is three (3) birds. Only two (2) turkeys may be killed in Eastern Washington, except only one (1) may be killed in Chelan, Kittitas, or Yakima counties. One (1) turkey may be killed per year in Western Washington outside of Klickitat County. Two (2) turkeys may be killed in Klickitat County.


EARLY FALL SEASON BAG LIMIT: One (1) turkey during the early fall hunting seasons combined.


LATE FALL PERMIT SEASON BAG LIMIT: One (1) turkey during the late fall permit season.


HUNTING HOURS: One-half hour before sunrise to sunset during spring and fall seasons.


SPECIAL REGULATIONS FOR WILD TURKEY:


1. Turkey season is open for shotgun, archery, and muzzleloader shotgun.

2. A turkey tag is required for hunting turkey.

3. It is unlawful to use dogs to hunt turkeys.

4. It is unlawful to bait game birds.


EASTERN WASHINGTON SEASONS:


RING-NECKED PHEASANT


Bag and Possession Limits: Three (3) cock pheasants per day, with a total of fifteen (15) cock pheasants in possession at any time.


YOUTH SEASON DATES: Sept. 23 and 24, 2006; Sept. 22 and 23, 2007; Sept. 20 and 21, 2008. Open only to youth hunters accompanied by an adult at least 18 years old.


REGULAR SEASON DATES: Oct. 21, 2006 - Jan 15, 2007; Oct. 20, 2007 - Jan. 21, 2008; Oct. 18, 2008 - Jan. 19, 2009.


The director is authorized to close the pheasant season on an emergency basis as conditions warrant, consistent with RCW 34.05.350 and 77.12.150.


CHUKAR


Bag and Possession Limits: Six (6) chukar per day, with a total of eighteen (18) chukar in possession at any time.


YOUTH SEASON DATES: Sept. 23 and 24, 2006; Sept. 22 and 23, 2007; Sept. 20 and 21, 2008. Open only to youth hunters accompanied by an adult at least 18 years old.


REGULAR SEASON DATES: Oct. 7, 2006 - Jan 15, 2007; Oct. 6, 2007 - Jan. 21, 2008; Oct. 4, 2008 - Jan. 19, 2009.


GRAY (HUNGARIAN) PARTRIDGE


Bag and Possession Limits: Six (6) gray partridges per day, with a total of eighteen (18) gray partridges in possession at any time.


YOUTH SEASON DATES: Sept. 23 and 24, 2006; Sept. 22 and 23, 2007; Sept. 20 and 21, 2008. Open only to youth hunters accompanied by an adult at least 18 years old.


REGULAR SEASON DATES: Oct. 7, 2006 - Jan 15, 2007; Oct. 6, 2007 - Jan. 21, 2008; Oct. 4, 2008 - Jan. 19, 2009.


MOUNTAIN QUAIL


Season closed throughout Eastern Washington.


CALIFORNIA (VALLEY) QUAIL AND NORTHERN BOBWHITE


Bag and Possession Limits: Ten (10) quail per day, with a total of thirty (30) quail in possession at any time, straight or mixed bag.


YOUTH SEASON DATES: Sept. 23 and 24, 2006; Sept. 22 and 23, 2007; Sept. 20 and 21, 2008. Open only to youth hunters accompanied by an adult at least 18 years old.


REGULAR SEASON DATES: Oct. 7, 2006 - Jan 15, 2007; Oct. 6, 2007 - Jan. 21, 2008; Oct. 4, 2008 - Jan. 19, 2009.


WESTERN WASHINGTON SEASONS:


RING-NECKED PHEASANT


Bag and Possession Limits: Two (2) pheasants of either sex per day, with a total of fifteen (15) pheasants in possession at any time.


YOUTH SEASON DATES: Sept. 23 and 24, 2006; Sept. 22 and 23, 2007; Sept. 20 and 21, 2008. Open only to youth hunters accompanied by an adult at least 18 years old.


HUNTERS SIXTY-FIVE YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER SEASON DATES: Sept. 25-29, 2006; Sept. 24-28 - 2007; Sept. 22-26, 2008.


REGULAR SEASON DATES: Sept. 30 - Nov. 30, 2006; Sept. 29 - Nov. 30, 2007; Sept. 27 - Nov. 30, 2008. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; EXCEPT Dungeness Recreation Area Site (Clallam County) starting Oct. 7, 2006; Oct. 6, 2007; Oct. 4, 2008.


EXTENDED SEASON DATES: Dec. 1-15, 2006, 2007, 2008. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. only on the following release sites: Belfair, Fort Lewis, Kosmos, Lincoln Creek, Scatter Creek, Skookumchuck, and all Whidbey Island release sites EXCEPT Bayview. Pheasants will not be released during the extended season.


A Western Washington Pheasant Permit is required to hunt pheasant in Western Washington, in addition to a current small game hunting license. Pheasant kills must be recorded. Upon taking a pheasant, the holder of a Western Washington Pheasant Permit must immediately enter on the corresponding space the date and location of kill.


There are three license options available:


(1) Full Season Option: Allows the harvest of eight (8) pheasants.

(2) Youth Option: Allows the harvest of eight (8) pheasants by youth hunters.

(3) 3-Day Option: Allows the harvest of four (4) pheasants harvested over three consecutive days.


Every person possessing a Western Washington Pheasant Permit must, by December 31, return the permit to the department of fish and wildlife. The number of permits purchased per year is not limited.


A hunter shall select one valid option at the time they purchase their Western Washington Pheasant Permit. It is unlawful to purchase an additional permit until the pheasants allowed on the current permit are taken.


SPECIAL RESTRICTION: Western Washington pheasant hunters must choose to hunt on either odd-numbered or even-numbered weekend days from 8:00 - 10:00 a.m. at all units of Lake Terrell, Tennant Lake, Snoqualmie, Skagit, Skookumchuck, and Scatter Creek Wildlife Areas, all hunting sites on Whidbey Island, and at the Dungeness Recreation Area, and must indicate their choice on the Western Washington Pheasant Permit by choosing "odd" or "even." Hunters who select the three day option, hunters 65 years of age or older, and youth hunters may hunt during either weekend day morning. Youth hunters must be accompanied by an adult at least 18 years old who must have an appropriately marked pheasant permit if hunting.


MOUNTAIN QUAIL


Bag and Possession Limits: Two (2) mountain quail per day, with a total of four (4) mountain quail in possession at any time.


SEASON DATES: Oct. 7 - Nov. 30, 2006; Oct. 6 - Nov. 30, 2007; Oct. 4 - Nov. 30, 2008.


CALIFORNIA (VALLEY) QUAIL AND NORTHERN BOBWHITE


Bag and Possession Limits: Ten (10) California (valley) quail or northern bobwhite per day, with a total of thirty (30) California (valley) quail or northern bobwhite in possession at any time, straight or mixed bag.


SEASON DATES: Oct. 7 - Nov. 30, 2006; Oct. 6 - Nov. 30, 2007; Oct. 4 - Nov. 30, 2008.


FALCONRY SEASONS:


UPLAND GAME BIRD AND FOREST GROUSE - FALCONRY


Bag and Possession Limits: Two (2) pheasants (either sex), six (6) partridge, five (5) California (valley) quail or northern bobwhite, two (2) mountain quail (in Western Washington only), and three (3) forest grouse (blue, ruffed, spruce) per day. Possession limit is twice the daily bag limit.


OPEN AREA: Statewide.


SEASON DATES: Aug. 1, 2006 - Mar. 15, 2007; Aug. 1, 2007 - Mar. 15, 2008; Aug. 1, 2008 - Mar. 15, 2009.


TURKEY - FALCONRY


A turkey tag is required to hunt turkey during the turkey falconry season.


Bag and Possession Limits: One (1) turkey (either sex) per turkey tag with a maximum of two (2) turkeys. Possession limit: Two (2).


OPEN AREA: Eastern Washington.


SEASON DATES: Sept. 1, 2006 - Feb. 15, 2007; Sept. 1, 2007 - Feb. 15, 2008; Sept. 1, 2008 - Feb. 15, 2009.


MOURNING DOVE - FALCONRY


Bag and Possession Limits: Three (3) mourning doves per day straight bag or mixed bag with snipe, coots, ducks, and geese during established seasons. Possession limit is twice the daily limit.


OPEN AREA: Statewide.


SEASON DATES: Sept. 1-15 and Oct. 1 - Dec. ((31)) 16, 2006, 2007, 2008.


COTTONTAIL AND SNOWSHOE HARE - FALCONRY


Bag and Possession Limits: Five (5) cottontails or snowshoe hares per day, straight or mixed bag. Possession limit: Fifteen (15).


OPEN AREA: Statewide.


SEASON DATES: Aug. 1, 2006 - Mar. 15, 2007; Aug. 1, 2007 - Mar. 15, 2008; Aug. 1, 2008 - Mar. 15, 2009.


OTHER SEASONS:


CANADA GOOSE SEPTEMBER SEASON


Bag and Possession Limits: Western Washington, except Cowlitz and Wahkiakum counties and that part of Clark County north of the Washougal River: Five (5) Canada geese per day with a total of ten (10) in possession at any time.


Cowlitz and Wahkiakum counties and that part of Clark County north of the Washougal River: Three (3) Canada geese per day with a total of six (6) in possession at any time.


Eastern Washington: Three (3) Canada geese per day with a total of six (6) in possession at any time.


WESTERN WASHINGTON SEASON DATES: Sept. 9-14, 2006; Sept. 8-13, 2007; Sept. 6-11, 2008. EXCEPT Pacific ((and Grays Harbor counties)) County: Sept. 1-15, 2006, 2007, and 2008.


EASTERN WASHINGTON SEASON DATES: Sept. 9-10, 2006; Sept. 8-9, 2007; Sept. 6-7, 2008.


MOURNING DOVE


Bag and Possession Limits: Ten (10) mourning doves per day with a total of twenty (20) mourning doves in possession at any time.


OPEN AREA: Statewide.


SEASON DATES: Sept. 1-((15)) 30, 2006, 2007, 2008.


HIP REQUIREMENTS:


All hunters age 16 and over of migratory game birds (duck, goose, coot, snipe, mourning dove) are required to complete a Harvest Information Program (HIP) survey at a license dealer, and possess a Washington Migratory Bird validation as evidence of compliance with this requirement when hunting migratory game birds. Youth hunters are required to complete a HIP survey, and possess a free Washington Youth Migratory Bird validation as evidence of compliance with this requirement when hunting migratory game birds.


BAND-TAILED PIGEON


Bag and Possession Limits: Two (2) band-tailed pigeons per day with a total of four (4) band-tailed pigeons in possession at one time.


OPEN AREA: Statewide.


SEASON DATES: Sept. 15-23, 2006, 2007, 2008.


WRITTEN AUTHORIZATION REQUIRED TO HUNT BAND-TAILED PIGEONS.


All persons hunting band-tailed pigeons in this season are required to obtain a written authorization and harvest report from the Washington department of fish and wildlife. Application forms must be delivered to a department of fish and wildlife office no later than August 25 or postmarked on or before August 25 in order for applicants to be mailed an authorization before the season starts. Immediately after taking a band-tailed pigeon into possession, hunters must record in ink the information required on the harvest report. By October 15, hunters must return the harvest report to a department of fish and wildlife office, or report harvest information on the department's internet reporting system. Hunters failing to comply with reporting requirements will be ineligible to participate in the following band-tailed pigeon season.


BIRD DOG TRAINING SEASON


Wild upland game birds may be pursued during the dog-training season, but may not be killed except during established hunting seasons. A small game license is required to train dogs on wild game birds. A small game license and a Western Washington Pheasant Permit is required to train dogs on pheasants in Western Washington. Captive raised game birds may be released and killed during dog training if proof of lawful acquisition (invoices) are in possession and the birds are appropriately marked (WAC 232-12-271 and 232-12-044).


OPEN AREA: Statewide.


SEASON DATES: Aug. 1, 2006 - Mar. 31, 2007; Aug. 1, 2007 - Mar. 31, 2008; Aug. 1, 2008 - Mar. 31, 2009.


Only youth and seniors may train dogs during their respective seasons on designated Western Washington pheasant release sites.


Bird dog training may be conducted year round on areas posted for bird dog training on portions of: Region One - Espanola (T24N, R40E, E 1/2 of section 16); Region Three - South L. T. Murray Wildlife Area; Region Four - Skagit Wildlife Area, Lake Terrell Wildlife Area, and Snoqualmie Wildlife Area; Region Five - Shillapoo/Vancouver Lake Wildlife Area; Region Six - Scatter Creek Wildlife Area, Fort Lewis Military Base.


HOUND HUNTING DURING DEER AND ELK HUNTING SEASONS


It is unlawful to hunt any wildlife at night or wild animals with dogs (hounds) during the months of September, October, or November in any area open to a modern firearm deer or elk season. The use of hounds to hunt black bear, cougar (EXCEPT by public safety cougar removal permit (WAC 232-12-243) or a commission authorized hound permit (WAC 232-28-285)), and bobcat is prohibited year round.


YAKAMA INDIAN RESERVATION:


The 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09 upland bird seasons within the Yakama Indian Reservation shall be the same as the season established by the Yakama Indian Nation.


COLVILLE INDIAN RESERVATION:


The 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09 upland bird seasons within the Colville Indian Reservation shall be the same as the season established by the Colville Indian Tribe.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 06-11-031 (Order 06-91), 232-28-342, filed 5/8/06, effective 6/8/06.]

OTS-1285.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 07-62, filed 5/3/07, effective 6/3/07)

WAC 232-28-351   2006-2008 Deer general seasons and definitions.  


Bag Limit: One (1) deer per hunter during the 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).


Antler Point: To qualify as an antler point, the point must be at least one inch long measured on the longest side.


Antler Restrictions: APPLIES TO ALL HUNTERS DURING ANY GENERAL SEASON AND DESIGNATED SPECIAL PERMIT SEASONS! Buck deer taken in antler restricted GMUs must meet minimum antler point requirements. Minimum antler point requirements are antler points on one side only. Eye guards are antler points when they are at least one inch long.


2 Point minimum GMUs: 437, 574, 578, 636, 654, and 681.


3 Point minimum GMUs: All mule deer in 100, 200, and 300 series GMUs; white-tailed 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 require a special permit to hunt deer: 290 (Desert), 329 (Quilomene), 371 (Alkali), and 485 (Green River).


GMUs Closed to Deer Hunting: 157 (Mill Creek Watershed), 490 (Cedar River), and 522 (Loo-wit).


Black-tailed Deer: Any member of black-tailed/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; in Klickitat County along the Yakama Indian Reservation boundary to Summit Creek Rd; southwest on Summit Creek Rd to the Glenwood-Goldendale Highway; northwest on the Glenwood-Goldendale Highway to Lakeside Rd; south on Lakeside Rd to Fisher Hill Rd (P-2000); south on Fisher Hill Rd to Fisher Hill bridge crossing Klickitat River; southwest down Klickitat River to the Columbia River.


Mule Deer: Any member of black-tailed/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; in Klickitat County along the Yakama Indian Reservation boundary to Summit Creek Rd; southwest on Summit Creek Rd to the Glenwood-Goldendale Highway; northwest on the Glenwood-Goldendale Highway to Lakeside Rd; south on Lakeside Rd to Fisher Hill Rd (P-2000); south on Fisher Hill Rd to Fisher Hill bridge crossing Klickitat River; southwest down Klickitat River to the Columbia River.


White-tailed Deer: Means any white-tailed 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 2006 Dates 2007 Dates 2008 Dates Game Management Units (GMUs) Legal Deer
HIGH BUCK HUNTS
Sept. 15-25 Sept. 15-25 Sept. 15-25 Alpine Lakes, Glacier Peak, Pasayten, Olympic Peninsula, and Henry Jackson Wilderness Areas and Lake Chelan Recreation Area 3 pt. min.
GENERAL SEASON HUNTS
Western

Washington

Blacktail Deer

Oct. 14-31 Oct. 13-31 Oct. 11-31 407, 418, 426, 448 through 466, 501 through 520, 524 through 556, 560, 568, 572, 601 through 633, 638 through 653, 658 through 673, 684 Any buck
GMUs 410, 564, Deer Areas 4013, 4926, and 6014 Any deer
437, 574, 578, 636, 654, 681 2 pt. min.
Eastern

Washington

Whitetail Deer

Oct. 14-27 Oct. 13-26 Oct. 11-24 105 through 124 Any whitetail buck
Oct. 14-22 Oct. 13-21 Oct. 11-19 All 200 and 300 series GMUs except permit-only in 290, 329, and 371 Any whitetail buck
Oct. 14-29 Oct. 13-28 Oct. 11-26 101, 204 Any whitetail buck
Oct. 14-22 Oct. 13-21 Oct. 11-19 127 through 154, 162 through 186 Whitetail, 3 pt. min.
379 Any white-tailed deer
Eastern

Washington

Mule Deer

Oct. 14-22 Oct. 13-21 Oct. 11-19 All 100, 200, and 300 series GMUs, except permit only in GMUs 290, 329, and 371, and closed in GMU 157 Mule deer, 3 pt. min.
379 Any mule deer
Oct. 14-27 Oct. 13-26 Oct. 11-24 373, 382, 388 Mule deer, 3 pt. min.
LATE BUCK HUNTS
Western

Washington

Blacktail Deer

Nov. 16-19 Nov. 15-18 Nov. 13-16 407, 410, 454, 466, and 500, and 600 series GMUs except closed in GMUs 522, 574, and 578 Any buck except 2 pt. min. in GMUs 636, 654, and 681
Nov. 16-19 Nov. 15-18 Nov. 13-16 GMUs 410 and 564, Deer Areas 4013, 4926, 6014 Any deer
Eastern

Washington

Whitetail Deer

Nov. 6-19 Nov. 5-19 Nov. 3-19 105 through 124 Any whitetail buck
YOUTH & DISABLED HUNTERS
Eastern

Washington

Whitetail Deer

Oct. 28 -

Nov. 5

Oct. 27 -

Nov. 4

Oct. 25 -

Nov. 2

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

Washington

Whitetail Deer

Oct. 14-27 Nov. 6-19 Oct. 13-26 Nov. 5-19 Oct. 11-24 Nov. 3-19 105 through 124 Any whitetail deer
Oct. 14-29 Oct. 13-28 Oct. 11-26 101 Any whitetail deer
Oct. 14-22 Oct. 13-21 Oct. 11-19 127 through 142, 145 through 154, ((162)) Deer Area 1010, and 172 through 181 Whitetail, 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

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 2006 Dates 2007 Dates 2008 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, 673
437, 574, 578, 636, 654, 681 2 pt. min. or antlerless
Eastern

Washington

Mule Deer

Sept. 1-30 Sept. 1-30 Sept. 1-30 105 through 127, 162, 163, 166, 169, 243, 328, 334 through 340, 346 through 368 3 pt. min.
142 through 154, and 172 through 186, Deer Area 1010, 244 through 247, 249 through 251, 260, 372, 373, 388 3 pt. min. or antlerless
379, 381 Any mule deer
Sept. 1-15 Sept. 1-15 Sept. 1-15 101, 130 through 139, 204 through 242, 248, 254, 262, 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, 262, 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, 379, 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. 22 - Dec. 8 Nov. 21 - Dec. 8 Nov. 19 - Dec. 8 437, 654 2 pt. min. or antlerless
Nov. 22 - Dec. 15 Nov. 21 - Dec. 15 Nov. 19 - Dec. 15 636, 681 2 pt. min. or antlerless
Nov. 22 - Dec. 15 Nov. 21 - Dec. 15 Nov. 19 - Dec. 15 466, 510 through 520, 524, 556, 601, 607 through 618, 638, 648, and 699 Any deer
Nov. 22 - Dec. 15 Nov. 21 - Dec. 15 Nov. 19 - Dec. 15 460, 506, 530, 560, 572 Buck only
Nov. 22 - Dec. 31 Nov. 21 - Dec. 31 Nov. 19 - Dec. 31 407, 410, 454, 505, 564, 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, 346, 352, 364, ((368)) Deer Area 3682 3 pt. min.
145, 163, 178, 250 3 pt. min. or antlerless
272, 278, 373, 381, 388 3 pt. min. or antlerless
Nov. 20-30 Nov. 20-30 Nov. 20-30 133, 136 Antlerless
Dec. 9-31 Dec. 9-31 Dec. 9-31 Dear Area 1021 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, 108, 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, 250, 272, 278 Any whitetail deer
Nov. 20-30 Nov. 20-30 Nov. 20-30 133, 136 Antlerless

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 2006 Dates 2007 Dates 2008 Dates Game Management Units (GMUs) Legal Deer
High Buck Hunts Sept. 15-25 Sept. 15-25 Sept. 15-25 Alpine Lakes, Glacier Peak, Pasayten, Olympic Peninsula, and Henry Jackson Wilderness areas, and Lake Chelan Recreation Area 3 pt. min.
Early Muzzleloader Deer Seasons
Western

Washington

Blacktail Deer

Oct. 7-13 Oct. 6-12 Oct. 4-10 407, 418, 426, 448, 450, 501, 504, 505, 513, 520, 530, 554, 568, 603, 612, 624, 638, 642, 660, 663, 672, 673, 684 Any buck
410, 454, 564, 627, 652, 666, Deer Area 4926 Any deer
437, 578 2 pt. min.
Eastern

Washington

Whitetail Deer

Oct. 7-13 Oct. 6-12 Oct. 4-10 204, 209, 233, 239, 242, 243, 244, 245, 246, 250, 251, 278, 284 Whitetail, any buck
133, 142, 145, 149, 181, 381 Whitetail, 3 pt. min. or antlerless
101 through 124, 379 Whitetail, any deer
Eastern

Washington

Mule Deer

Oct. 7-13 Oct. 6-12 Oct. 4-10 101 through 124, 133, 142, 145, 149, 181, 204, 209, 233, 239, 242, 243, 244, 245, 246, 250, 251, 284, 328, 330 through 342, 352 through 360, 368, 382 Mule deer, 3 pt. min.
278, 381 Mule deer, 3 pt. min. or antlerless
379 Any mule deer
Late Muzzleloader Deer Seasons
Western

Washington

Blacktail

Deer

Nov. 22 - Dec. 15 Nov. 21 - Dec. 15 Nov. 19 - Dec. 15 407, 410, 501, 504, 564, 633, 666, 684, and Deer Area 4926 Any deer
654 2 pt. min.
460, 550, 602 Any buck
Nov. 21 - Dec. 6 Nov. 19 - Dec. 6 651, 673 Any buck
Dec. 7 - 15 Dec. 7 - 15 651, 673 Any deer
Dec. 1-15 Dec. 1-15 Dec. 1-15 578 2 pt. min.
Eastern

Washington

Whitetail Deer

Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 113, 379 Whitetail, any deer
172, 181 Whitetail, 3 pt. min. or antlerless
Nov. 20-30 Nov. 20-30 Nov. 20-30 130, 139 Whitetail, 3 pt. min. or antlerless
Eastern

Washington

Mule Deer

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

130 Antlerless
Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 379 Any mule deer

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047, 77.12.020, 77.12.570, 77.12.210. 07-11-017 (Order 07-62), 232-28-351, filed 5/3/07, effective 6/3/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 06-11-032 (Order 06-92), 232-28-351, filed 5/8/06, effective 6/8/06; 05-11-022 (Order 05-89), 232-28-351, filed 5/10/05, effective 6/10/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047 and 77.12.020. 04-11-036 (Order 04-98), 232-28-351, filed 5/12/04, effective 6/12/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 03-13-047 (Order 03-129), 232-28-351, filed 6/12/03, effective 7/13/03.]

OTS-1286.2


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 07-62, filed 5/3/07, effective 6/3/07)

WAC 232-28-352   2006-2008 Elk general seasons and definitions.  


Bag Limit: One (1) elk per hunter during the license year except where otherwise permitted by fish and wildlife commission rule.


Hunting Method: Elk hunters must select only one of the hunting methods (modern firearm, archery, or muzzleloader).


Elk Tag Areas: Elk hunters must choose either Eastern or Western Washington to hunt in and buy the appropriate tag for that area.


Any Bull Elk Seasons: Open only to the taking of elk with visible antlers (bull calves are illegal).


Antler Point: To qualify as an antler point, the point must be at least one inch long measured on the longest side.


Spike Bull Antler Restrictions: Bull elk taken in spike only GMUs must have at least one antler with only one antler point above the ear. An animal with more than one antler point above the ears on both antlers is illegal.


Spike Only GMUs: 145-154, 162-186, 249, 251, 328, 329, and 335-368.


3 Point Antler Restrictions: Legal bull elk must have at least 3 antler points on one side with at least 2 antler points above the ear. Eye guards are antler points when they are at least one inch long. Antler restrictions apply to all hunters during any open season.


3 Point GMUs: All of Western Washington except for GMUs 454, 564, 568, 574, 578, 652 for archers, 666, 684, and Elk Area 4941.


Permit Only Units: The following GMUs are closed during general seasons: 157, 371, 418, 485, 522, 524, 556, 621, 636, 653, and Elk Area 3068.


GMUs Closed to Elk Hunting: 437 (except for Elk Area 4941), and 490.


Elk Tag Areas


Eastern Washington: All 100, 200, and 300 GMUs except permit only for all hunters in GMUs 157 and 371. Modern firearms are restricted in GMU 334.

EA - Eastern Washington Archery Tag

EF - Eastern Washington Modern Firearm General Elk Tag

EM - Eastern Washington Muzzleloader Tag


Western Washington: All 400, 500, and 600 GMUs except closed in GMUs 418, 437 (except for Elk Area 4941), 490, and modern firearm restrictions in portions of GMU 660. GMU 554 is open only for early archery and muzzleloader seasons. Elk Area 6064 in GMU 638 (Quinault) is open to AHE master hunters only. Elk hunting by permit only in GMUs 485, 522, 524, 556, 621, and 636.

WA - Western Washington Archery Tag

WF - Western Washington Modern Firearm General Elk Tag

WM - Western Washington Muzzleloader Tag


Modern Firearm Elk Seasons


License Required: A valid big game hunting license with an elk tag option.


Tag Required: Valid modern firearm elk tag as listed below on his/her person for the area hunted.


Hunting Method: May use modern firearm, bow and arrow, or muzzleloader, but only during modern firearm seasons.


Hunt Area Elk Tag Area Game Management Units (GMUs) 2006 Dates 2007 Dates 2008 Dates Legal Elk
Eastern

Washington

EF 111, 113, 117 Oct. 28 - Nov. 5 Oct. 27 - Nov. 4 Oct. 25 - Nov. 2 Any bull
145 through 154, 162 through 186, 249, 251, 328, 329, 335 through 368 Oct. 28 - Nov. 5 Oct. 27 - Nov. 4 Oct. 25 - Nov. 2 Spike bull
Elk Area 3722* Sept. 9-22 Sept. 8-21 Sept. 6-19 Antlerless
101, 105, 108, 121 through 142, 372, 382, 388 Oct. 28 - Nov. 5 Oct. 27 - Nov. 4 Oct. 25 - Nov. 2 Any elk
127-142 AHE master hunters only Dec. 9-31 Dec. 9-31 Dec. 9-31 Any elk
203 through 248, 250, 254 through 290, 373, 379, 381 except closed within 1/2 mile of the Columbia River in Douglas and Grant counties Oct. 28 - Nov. 15 Oct. 27 - Nov. 15 Oct. 25 - Nov. 15 Any elk
371, Elk Areas 3911((**)) and 3912 AHE master hunters only Aug. 1 - Jan. 30 Aug. 1 - Jan. 30 Aug. 1 - Jan. ((30)) 20, 2009 Antlerless only
Elk Area 3911**AHE master hunters only, 2nd tag Aug. 1 - Oct. 24 Antlerless only
*GMU 372 and Elk Area 3722 are mainly private property, hunters are not advised to try hunting these areas without making prior arrangements for access.
**Advanced Hunter Education Master Hunters who hunt in Elk Area 3911 may purchase an AHE, Elk Area 3911, second elk transport tag. Any legal weapon may be used. AHE, Elk Area 3911 second elk transport tags will be valid only for Elk Area 3911 ((for the time period listed above)) from August 1 - October 24. All hunters participating in the Elk Area 3911 hunt must wear hunter orange.
Western

Washington

WF 407, 448, 460, 466, 503 through 520, 530, 550, 560, 572, 601 through 618, 624 (except for Elk Area 6071), 627 through 633, 638 through 652, 654 through 684. Except AHE master hunters only in Elk Area 6064 Nov. 4-13 Nov. 3-12 Nov. 1-10 3 pt. min.
501 Nov. 4-13 Nov. 3-12 Nov. 1-10 3 pt. min. or antlerless
564, 568, 574 through 578, 666 Nov. 4-13 Nov. 3-12 Nov. 1-10 Any elk
454 Nov. 4-13 Nov. 3-12 Nov. 1-10 Any bull

Archery Elk Seasons


License Required: A valid big game hunting license with an elk tag option.

Tag Required: Valid archery elk tag as listed below on his/her person for the area hunted.

Hunting Method: Bow and arrow only as defined by WAC 232-12-054.

Special Notes: Archery tag holders can hunt only during archery seasons and must hunt with archery equipment (WAC 232-12-054). Archery elk hunters may apply for special bull permits. Please see permit table for tag eligibility for all elk permits.


Hunt Area Elk Tag Area Game Management Units (GMUs) 2006 Dates 2007 Dates 2008 Dates Legal Elk
Early Archery Elk Seasons
Eastern

Washington

EA 101 through 142, 243, 247, 249, 250, 388 Sept. 8-21 Sept. 8-21 Sept. 8-21 Any elk
145, 162, 166 through 172, 181, 186, 328, 329, 335 Sept. 8-21 Sept. 8-21 Sept. 8-21 Spike bull
149, 154, Elk Area 1010, Elk Area 1013, 163, 175, 178, 330, 334, 336, 340, 352, 356, 364 Sept. 8-21 Sept. 8-21 Sept. 8-21 Spike bull or antlerless
Western

Washington

WA 454, 564, 568, 574, 578, 652, 666 Sept. 8-21 Sept. 8-21 Sept. 8-21 Any elk
407, 448, 501 through 505, 520, 550, 554, 560, 572, 624, except for Elk Area 6071, Elk Area 6061, 654, 660, 663, 667 through 673, 684, and 699 Sept. 8-21 Sept. 8-21 Sept. 8-21 3 pt. min. or antlerless
460, 466, 506, 510, 513, 516, 530, 601, 602, 603, 607, 612 through 618, 627, 633, 638 through 648, 651, 658, and 681. AHE master hunters only in Elk Area 6064 Sept. 8-21 Sept. 8-21 Sept. 8-21 3 pt. min.
Elk Area 4941 Oct. 1-31 Oct. 1-31 Oct. 1-31 Any elk
Late Archery Elk Seasons
Eastern

Washington

EA 101, 105, 108, 117 through 127, 388 Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 Any elk
178 Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 Antlerless only
127-142 AHE master hunters only. Must wear hunter orange Dec. 9-31 Dec. 9-31 Dec. 9-31 Any elk
Elk Area 1010, 163 Dec. 9 - Jan. 30 Dec. 9 - Jan. 30 Dec. 9 - Jan. ((30)) 20, 2009 Antlerless only
203 through 248, 250, 254 through 290, 373, 379, 381 except closed within 1/2 mile of the Columbia River in Douglas and Grant counties. Must wear hunter orange Oct. 28 - Nov. 15 Oct. 27 - Nov. 15 Oct. 25 - Nov. 15 Any elk
371, Elk Areas 3911((*))and 3912 AHE master hunters only. Must wear hunter orange Aug. 1 - Jan 30 Aug. 1 - Jan. 30 Aug. 1 - Jan. ((30)) 20, 2009 Antlerless only
Elk Area 3911* AHE master hunters only, 2nd tag. Must wear hunter orange Aug. 1 - Oct. 24 Antlerless only
328 Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 Spike bull
335, 336, 346, 352, 364, ((368)) Elk Area 3681 Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 Spike bull or antlerless
Western

Washington

WA 407, 503, 505, 648, 667, 672, 681, Elk Area 6066 in GMU 660, and 699. Elk Area 6064, except AHE master hunters only in Elk Area 6064 in GMU 638 Nov. 22 - Dec. 15 Nov. 21 - Dec. 15 Nov. 19 - Dec. 15 3 pt. min. or antlerless
454, 564, 666 Nov. 22 - Dec. 15 Nov. 21 - Dec. 15 Nov. 19 - Dec. 15 Any elk
603, 612, 615, 638 Nov. 22 - Dec. 15 Nov. 21 - Dec. 15 Nov. 19 - Dec. 15 3 pt. min.
506, 530 Nov. 22 - Dec. 7 Nov. 21 - Dec. 7 Nov. 19 - Dec. 7 3 pt. min. or antlerless
520 Nov. 21 - Dec. 15 Nov. 19 - Dec. 15 3 pt. min. or antlerless
506, 530 Dec. 8-15 Dec. 8-15 Dec. 8-15 3 pt. min.
*Advanced Hunter Education Master Hunters who hunt in Elk Area 3911 may purchase an AHE, Elk Area 3911, second elk transport tag. Any legal weapon may be used. AHE, Elk Area 3911 second elk transport tags will be valid only for Elk Area 3911 ((for the time period listed above)) from August 1 - October 24. All hunters participating in the Elk Area 3911 hunt must wear hunter orange.

Muzzleloader Elk Seasons


License Required: A valid big game hunting license with an elk tag option.

Tag Required: Valid muzzleloader elk tag as listed below on his/her person for the area hunted.

Hunting Method: Muzzleloader only as defined by WAC 232-12-051.

Special Notes: Muzzleloader tag holders can only hunt during the muzzleloader seasons and must hunt with muzzleloader equipment. Only hunters with tags identified in the Special Elk Permits tables may apply for special elk permits.


Hunt Area Elk Tag Area Game Management Units (GMUs) 2006 Dates 2007 Dates 2008 Dates Legal Elk
Early Muzzleloader Elk Seasons
Eastern

Washington

EM 111, 113, 117, 247 Oct. 7-13 Oct. 6-12 Oct. 4-10 Any bull
101 through 108, 121 through 142, 250 Oct. 7-13 Oct. 6-12 Oct. 4-10 Any elk
172, 245, Elk Area 2051, 335 through 342, 352 through 360, 368 Oct. 7-13 Oct. 6-12 Oct. 4-10 Spike bull
Western

Washington

WM 454, 564, 568, 574, 578, 666, 684 Oct. 7-13 Oct. 6-12 Oct. 4-10 Any elk
460, 504, 513, 530, 554, 602, 603, 607, 658, 660, 672 Oct. 7-13 Oct. 6-12 Oct. 4-10 3 pt. min.
501, 503, 652, 654, 663, 667 Oct. 7-13 Oct. 6-12 Oct. 4-10 3 pt. min. or antlerless
Late Muzzleloader Elk Seasons
Eastern

Washington

EM 130 through 142 Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 Any elk
127-142 AHE master hunters only. Must wear hunter orange Dec. 9-31 Dec. 9-31 Dec. 9-31 Any elk
203 through 248, 250, 254 through 290, 373, 379, 381 except closed within 1/2 mile of the Columbia River in Douglas and Grant counties. Must wear hunter orange Oct. 28 - Nov. 15 Oct. 27 - Nov. 15 Oct. 25 - Nov. 15 Any elk
371, Elk Areas 3911((*)) and 3912 AHE master hunters only. Must wear hunter orange Aug. 1 - Jan. 30, 2007 Aug. 1 - Jan. 30, 2008 Aug. 1 - Jan. ((30)) 20, 2009 Antlerless only
Elk Area 3911*AHE master hunters only, 2nd tag. Must wear hunter orange Aug. 1 - Oct. 24 Antlerless only
Western

Washington

WM Elk Area 4941 Nov. 1 - Jan. 30, 2007 Nov. 1 - Jan. 30, 2008 Nov. 1 - Jan. ((30)) 20, 2009 Any elk
501, 503, 505, 652 Nov. 22 - Dec. 8 Nov. 21 - Dec. 8 Nov. 19 - Dec. 8 3 pt. min. or antlerless
454, 564, 568, 666, 684 Nov. 22 - Dec. 15 Nov. 21 - Dec. 15 Nov. 19 - Dec. 15 Any elk
574, 578 Nov. 22-30 Nov. 21-30 Nov. 19-30 Any elk
504, 550, 601, 667 Nov. 22 - Dec. 15 Nov. 21 - Dec. 15 Nov. 19 - Dec. 15 3 pt. min.
*Advanced Hunter Education Master Hunters who hunt in Elk Area 3911 may purchase an AHE, Elk Area 3911, second elk transport tag. Any legal weapon may be used. AHE, Elk Area 3911 second elk transport tags will be valid only for Elk Area 3911 ((for the time period listed above)) from August 1 - October 24. All hunters participating in the Elk Area 3911 hunt must wear hunter orange.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047, 77.12.020, 77.12.570, 77.12.210. 07-11-017 (Order 07-62), 232-28-352, filed 5/3/07, effective 6/3/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 06-11-032 (Order 06-92), 232-28-352, filed 5/8/06, effective 6/8/06; 05-11-024 (Order 05-90), 232-28-352, filed 5/10/05, effective 6/10/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047 and 77.12.020. 04-11-036 (Order 04-98), 232-28-352, filed 5/12/04, effective 6/12/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 03-13-047 (Order 03-129), 232-28-352, filed 6/12/03, effective 7/13/03.]

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