WSR 08-03-143

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Filed January 23, 2008, 9:51 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 07-24-100.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Rules relating to the master hunter program, including WAC 232-28-291, 232-28-351, 232-28-352, 232-28-353, 232-28-354, and 232-28-431.

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

Date of Intended Adoption: On or after April 11, 2008.

Submit Written Comments to: Rules Coordinator, 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091, e-mail preuslmp@dfw.wa.gov, fax (360) 902-2155, by February 25, 2008.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Susan Yeager, TTY (360) 902-2207 or (360) 902-2267.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: Several rules cross-reference and/or relate to the department's "advanced hunter education program," which is now called the "master hunter program." The name must be changed in these rules, and other information must be revised to reflect changes in the law and in rules.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: The department wants to be consistent in its references to the master hunter program.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.12.047.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 77.12.047.

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

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

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Lori Preuss, 1111 Washington Street, Olympia, (360) 902-2930; Implementation: Mik Mikitik, 1111 Washington Street, Olympia, (360) 902-8113; and Enforcement: Bruce Bjork, 1111 Washington Street, Olympia, (360) 902-2373.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. This proposal does not impact small businesses.

A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. This proposal does not affect hydraulics.

January 23, 2008

Loreva M. Preuss

Rules Coordinator

OTS-1308.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 06-92, filed 5/8/06, effective 6/8/06)

WAC 232-28-291   Special hunting season permits.   The commission may establish special hunting seasons limited to species and/or weapon type.

1. Deer, elk, cougar, or black bear special hunting season permit applications:

A. To apply for special hunting season permits for deer, elk, cougar, or black bear applicants must have a valid Washington big game hunting license and a valid transport tag for the appropriate species. To apply for a particular hunt, each applicant for deer or elk must have the proper transport tag as identified in the special deer or elk permit regulations.

B. Multiple season deer and elk permit applications may be purchased without additional licenses or tags. The purchase of the application will result in entry into the drawing. Persons who are successfully drawn must purchase a multiple season permit for deer or elk and may also apply for archery, muzzleloader, or modern firearm special hunting season permits for the species drawn.

2. Mountain goat, moose, and bighorn sheep special hunting season permit applications:

A. Persons who have previously harvested a mountain goat, bighorn sheep, or moose in Washington are ineligible to apply for a special hunting season permit for that species. This lifetime harvest restriction does not apply to individuals who harvested a mountain goat before 1999, raffle or auction hunt authorizations, or antlerless-only moose hunts.

B. Successful applicants under this section must purchase the appropriate hunting license within fifteen days of the published notification deadline by the department. Failure to purchase forfeits the permit to an alternate applicant.

3. Wild turkey special hunting season permit applications

A. To apply for wild turkey special hunting season permits, each applicant must have a valid small game hunting license.

B. Early fall wild turkey special hunting season permit holders must have a valid turkey transport tag in possession to hunt turkeys in the early fall special hunting season.

C. Late fall wild turkey special hunting season permit holders must have a valid turkey transport tag in possession to hunt turkeys in the late fall special hunting season.

4. Special hunting season permit applications:

A. Maximum group sizes are determined for each category. If a group application is drawn, all hunters in the group will receive a special hunting season permit and each hunter in the group can take an animal.

i. Maximum group size for deer is 12.

ii. Maximum group size for elk is 12.

iii. Maximum group size for bear is 2.

iv. Maximum group size for cougar is 2.

v. Maximum group size for mountain goat is 2.

vi. Maximum group size for bighorn sheep is 2.

vii. Maximum group size for early fall turkey is 4.

viii. Maximum group size for late fall turkey is 4.

ix. Maximum group size for moose is 2.

x. Maximum group size for multiple season deer is 1.

xi. Maximum group size for multiple season elk is 1.

B. An applicant may purchase only one application for a special hunting season permit for each category.

C. Permits will be drawn by computer selection using a weighted point selection system.

D. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

E. If an applicant makes a mistake, applies for the wrong hunt, and is successfully drawn, the special hunting season permit can be returned to the department of fish and wildlife Olympia headquarters before the opening day of the special hunting season or the opening day of the general hunting season, whichever comes first. The applicant's points will be restored to the level prior to the permit drawing.

F. Anyone may apply for a special hunting season permit for deer, elk, bear, cougar, and wild turkey.

5. In addition to requirements for special hunting season permit applications, following are application requirements for:

A. Special hunting seasons for persons of disability: Only applicants with a Washington disabled hunter permit are eligible to apply for any special hunting season permits for persons of disability.

B. Special hunting seasons for youth: Only persons who are eligible to lawfully purchase a youth hunting license are eligible to apply for special hunting season permits for youth.

C. Special hunting seasons for hunters age 65 and older: Only applicants sixty-five years of age or older on or before March 31 of the current license year will be eligible to apply for special hunting season permits for hunters age 65 and older.

D. Special hunting seasons for ((advanced)) master hunter ((education)) program graduates: Only persons who hold a valid certificate from the Washington department of fish and wildlife's ((advanced)) master hunter ((education (AHE))) program are eligible to apply for special hunting season permits for ((AHE)) master hunters.

6. Citizen reward for reporting violations - bonus points: A person who provides information which contributes substantially to the arrest of another person for illegally hunting or killing big game or an endangered species as defined by Title 77 RCW is eligible to receive ten bonus points toward the special hunting permit drawing for deer or elk special hunting season permits.

A. Only ten bonus points can be awarded for providing information for each person charged regardless of the number of violations involved.

B. Selection of bonus points is in lieu of application for a cash award.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 06-11-032 (Order 06-92), 232-28-291, filed 5/8/06, effective 6/8/06; 05-02-046 (Order 04-327), 232-28-291, filed 1/3/05, effective 2/3/05; 03-16-087 (Order 03-175), 232-28-291, filed 8/5/03, effective 9/5/03; 03-13-047 (Order 03-129), 232-28-291, filed 6/12/03, effective 7/13/03; 03-02-005 (Order 02-301), 232-28-291, filed 12/20/02, effective 1/20/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040, 77.12.020, 77.32.070, 77.32.530. 01-10-048 (Order 01-69), 232-28-291, filed 4/26/01, effective 5/27/01.]


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 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, and 172 through 181 Whitetail, 3 pt. min. or antlerless
((ADVANCED)) MASTER 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 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.]


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 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)) a master hunter, Elk Area 3911, second elk transport tag. Any legal weapon may be used. ((AHE)) Master hunter, Elk Area 3911 second elk transport tags will be valid only for Elk Area 3911 for the time period listed above. 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 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 Antlerless only
328 Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 Spike bull
335, 336, 346, 352, 364, 368 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)) a master hunter, Elk Area 3911, second elk transport tag. Any legal weapon may be used. ((AHE)) Master hunter, Elk Area 3911 second elk transport tags will be valid only for Elk Area 3911 for the time period listed above. 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, 2009 Antlerless only
Western

Washington

WM Elk Area 4941 Nov. 1 - Jan. 30, 2007 Nov. 1 - Jan. 30, 2008 Nov. 1 - Jan. 30, 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)) a master hunter, Elk Area 3911, second elk transport tag. Any legal weapon may be used. ((AHE)) Master hunter, Elk Area 3911 second elk transport tags will be valid only for Elk Area 3911 for the time period listed above. 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.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Orders 07-62 and 07-62A, filed 5/3/07 and 8/10/07, effective 9/10/07)

WAC 232-28-353   2007 Deer special permits.  


SPECIAL DEER PERMIT HUNTING SEASONS

(Open to Permit Holders Only)

Hunters must purchase a deer hunting license prior to purchase of a permit application. Hunters may only apply for permits consistent with the tag required for the hunt choice; however, Multiple Season Permit holders may apply for archery, muzzleloader, or modern firearm permit hunts. Hunters drawn for a special permit hunt must comply with weapon restrictions and dates listed for the hunt.


Hunt Name Permit Season Dates Special Restrictions Boundary Description Permits
Modern Firearm Deer Permit Hunts (Only modern firearm deer tag holders may apply.)
Sherman Oct. 13-28 Whitetail, antlerless GMU 101 75
Kelly Hill Oct. 13-26 & Nov. 5-19 Whitetail, antlerless GMU 105 150
Douglas Oct. 13-26 & Nov. 5-19 Whitetail, antlerless GMU 108 300
Aladdin A Oct. 13-26 & Nov. 5-19 Whitetail, antlerless GMU 111 75
Aladdin B Nov. 21-25 Whitetail, any buck GMU 111 50
Selkirk Oct. 13-26 & Nov. 5-19 Whitetail, antlerless GMU 113 50
49 Degrees North Oct. 13-26 & Nov. 5-19 Whitetail, antlerless GMU 117 350
Huckleberry A Oct. 13-26 & Nov. 5-19 Whitetail, antlerless GMU 121 600
Mt. Spokane A Oct. 13-26 & Nov. 5-19 Whitetail, antlerless GMU 124 400
Mica Peak A Oct. 13-21 Whitetail, antlerless GMU 127 150
Cheney A Oct. 13-21 Antlerless GMU 130 200
Roosevelt Oct. 13-21 Antlerless GMU 133 200
Harrington Oct. 13-21 Antlerless GMU 136 125
Steptoe Oct. 13-21 & Nov. 5-19 Antlerless GMU 139 300
Almota A Oct. 13-21 & Nov. 5-19 Antlerless GMU 142 100
Palouse Nov. 5-19 Whitetail, 3 pt. min. GMUs 127-142 625
Mayview A Nov. 1-12 Antlerless GMU 145 50
Prescott A Nov. 1-12 Antlerless GMU 149 50
Blue Creek Nov. 5-19 Whitetail, antlerless GMU 154 100
Dayton A Nov. 5-19 Whitetail, antlerless GMU 162 150
Dayton B Nov. 5-19 Antlerless Deer Area 1010 75
Marengo Nov. 1-12 Whitetail, antlerless GMU 163 75
Peola Nov. 1-12 Whitetail, antlerless GMU 178 50
Blue Mtns. Foothills A Nov. 5-19 Whitetail, 3 pt. min. or antlerless GMUs 149, 154, 162-166 100
Blue Mtns. Foothills B Nov. 5-19 Whitetail, 3 pt. min. or antlerless GMUs 145, 172-181 50
East Okanogan A Nov. 1-18 Any whitetail GMU 204 50
East Okanogan B Oct. 13-28 Whitetail, antlerless GMU 204 100
West Okanogan A Nov. 1-18 Any whitetail GMUs 218-242 100
West Okanogan B Oct. 13-21 Whitetail, antlerless GMUs 218-242 100
Sinlahekin A Nov. 1-18 Any whitetail GMU 215 50
Sinlahekin B Oct. 13-21 Whitetail, antlerless GMU 215 75
Chewuch A Nov. 1-18 Any deer GMU 218 20
Pearrygin A Nov. 1-18 Any deer GMU 224 20
Gardner A Nov. 1-18 Any deer GMU 231 15
Pogue A Nov. 1-18 Any deer GMU 233 15
Chiliwist A Nov. 1-18 Any deer GMU 239 15
Alta A Nov. 1-18 Any deer GMU 242 15
Manson Nov. 1-18 Any deer GMU 243 5
Chiwawa A Nov. 1-18 Any deer GMU 245 38
Slide Ridge A Nov. 1-18 Any deer GMU 246 20
Entiat A Nov. 1-18 Any deer GMU 247 65
Big Bend A Nov. 1-18 Antlerless GMU 248 150
Swakane A Nov. 1-18 Any deer GMU 250 40
Mission A Nov. 1-18 Any deer GMU 251 35
Mission B Oct. 13-28 Antlerless GMU 251 210
St. Andrews Oct. 13-21 Antlerless GMU 254 115
Foster Creek A Oct. 13-21 Antlerless GMU 260 75
Foster Creek B Nov. 1-18 Antlerless GMU 260 75
Withrow A Oct. 13-21 Antlerless GMU 262 50
Badger Nov. 1-18 Antlerless GMU 266 15
Ritzville A Nov. 1-18 3 pt. min. or antlerless GMU 284 5
Desert A Nov. 1-12 Any deer GMU 290 15
Desert B Nov. 26 - Dec. 2 Antlerless GMU 290 75
Naneum A Nov. 12-18 Any buck GMU 328 17
Quilomene A Nov. 5-18 3 pt. min. GMU 329 15
Teanaway A Nov. 12-18 Any buck GMU 335 19
L.T. Murray A Nov. 12-18 Any buck GMUs 336, 340 18
Bethel A Nov. 5-18 Any buck GMU 360 15
Cowiche A Nov. 5-18 Any buck GMU 368 10
Alkali A Nov. 17-25 Any buck GMU 371 75
Alkali B Nov. 17-25 Antlerless GMU 371 70
Kahlotus A Dec. 9-15 Antlerless GMU 381 75
East Klickitat A Oct. 13-26 3 pt. min. or antlerless GMU 382 45
Grayback A Oct. 13-26 3 pt. min. or antlerless GMU 388 55
Grayback B Nov. 15-18 3 pt. min. GMU 388 50
Sauk Nov. 13-16 2 pt. min. GMU 437 25
Stillaguamish Nov. 13-16 Any buck GMU 448 10
Snoqualmie Nov. 13-16 Any buck GMU 460 25
Green River A Oct. 27 - Nov. 2 Any buck GMU 485 10
Lincoln A Oct. 13-31 Any deer GMU 501 40
Stella A Oct. 13-31 Any deer GMU 504 35
Mossyrock A Oct. 13-31 Any deer GMU 505 85
Stormking A Oct. 13-31 Any deer GMU 510 30
South Rainier A Oct. 13-31 Any deer GMU 513 30
Packwood A Oct. 13-31 Any deer GMU 516 50
Winston A Oct. 13-31 Any deer GMU 520 50
Yale A Oct. 13-31 Any deer GMU 554 15
Coweeman A Oct. 13-31 Any deer GMU 550 20
Toutle A Oct. 13-31 Any deer GMU 556 25
Lewis River A Oct. 13-31 Any deer GMU 560 35
Washougal A Oct. 13-31 Any deer GMU 568 10
Siouxon A Oct. 13-31 Any deer GMU 572 35
Wind River A Oct. 13-31 2 pt. min. or antlerless GMU 574 10
Wind River B Nov. 15-18 2 pt. min. GMU 574 40
West Klickitat A Oct. 13-31 2 pt. min. or antlerless GMU 578 30
West Klickitat B Nov. 15-18 2 pt. min GMU 578 40
Pysht Oct. 13-31 Any deer GMU 603 15
Olympic A Oct. 13-31 Any deer GMU 621 35
Kitsap Oct. 13-31 Any deer GMU 627 20
Skokomish A Oct. 13-31 Any deer GMU 636 20
Wynoochee A Oct. 13-31 Any deer GMU 648 110
Wynoochee B Nov. 1-11 Any buck GMU 648 10
Satsop A Nov. 1-11 Any buck GMU 651 10
Mashel A Oct. 13-31 Any deer GMU 654 40
North River A Oct. 13-31 Any deer GMU 658 70
Minot Peak Oct. 13-31 Any deer GMU 660 20
Capitol Peak A Oct. 13-31 Any deer GMU 663 15
Capitol Peak B Nov. 1-11 Any buck GMU 663 10
Deschutes Oct. 13-31 Any deer GMU 666 80
Skookumchuck A Oct. 13-31 Any deer GMU 667 20
Skookumchuck B Nov. 1-11 Any buck GMU 667 10
Muzzleloader Only Deer Permit Hunts (Only muzzleloader tag holders may apply.)
Green Bluff Dec. 9-31 Whitetail, antlerless That portion of GMU 124 east of Hwy 2 90
Mayview B Oct. 6-12 Antlerless GMU 145 25
Prescott B Oct. 6-12 Antlerless GMU 149 25
Blue Mtns. Foothills C Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 Whitetail, 3 pt. min. or antlerless GMUs 149, 154, 162, 166 60
Wannacut A Oct. 6-12 Antlerless GMU 209 50
Chiwawa B Nov. 19-30 Any deer GMU 245 3
Chiwawa C Oct. 6-12 Antlerless GMU 245 70
Swakane B Oct. 6-12 Antlerless GMU 250 35
Mission C Oct. 6-12 Antlerless GMU 251 45
Foster Creek C Dec. 1-31 Antlerless GMU 260 100
Moses Coulee A Nov. 1-18 Any deer GMU 269 20
Moses Coulee B Dec. 1-31 Antlerless GMU 269 100
Ritzville B Nov. 19-30 Mule deer, 3 pt. min. or antlerless; any white-tailed deer GMU 284 5
Benge A Dec. 1-15 Antlerless Deer Area 2010 20
Lakeview A Nov. 1-18 Antlerless Deer Area 2011 10
Desert C Oct. 25-31 Any deer GMU 290 2
Naneum B Nov. 5-11 Any buck GMU 328 2
Quilomene B Oct. 6-12 3 pt. min. GMU 329 2
Teanaway C Nov. 5-11 Any buck GMU 335 2
L.T. Murray B Nov. 5-11 Any buck GMUs 336, 340 2
Alkali C Dec. 1-8 Any buck GMU 371 11
Alkali D Dec. 1-8 Antlerless GMU 371 15
Whitcomb A Sept. 10-15 Antlerless Deer Area 3071 7
Whitcomb B Sept. 16-21 Antlerless Deer Area 3071 7
Whitcomb C Sept. 24 - Oct. 5 Any deer Deer Area 3071 7
Paterson A Sept. 18-24 Antlerless Deer Area 3072 10
Paterson B Sept. 16-21 Antlerless Deer Area 3072 10
Paterson C Sept. 24 - Oct. 5 Any deer Deer Area 3072 10
Kahlotus B Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 Any deer GMU 381 25
East Klickitat B Nov. 21-30 3 pt. min. or antlerless GMU 382 20
Grayback C Oct. 6-12 3 pt. min. or antlerless GMU 388 10
West Klickitat C Dec. 1-15 2 pt. min. or antlerless GMU 578 30
Mossyrock B Oct. 6-12 Any deer GMU 505 10
Stormking B Oct. 6-12 Any deer GMU 510 5
South Rainier B Oct. 6-12 Any deer GMU 513 5
Packwood B Oct. 6-12 Any deer GMU 516 5
Winston B Oct. 6-12 Any deer GMU 520 5
Coweeman B Oct. 6-12 Any deer GMU 550 30
Yale B Oct. 6-12 Any deer GMU 554 2
Toutle B Oct. 6-12 Any deer GMU 556 3
Lewis River B Oct. 6-12 Any deer GMU 560 5
Washougal B Oct. 6-12 Any deer GMU 568 10
Siouxon B Oct. 6-12 Any deer GMU 572 5
Wind River C Oct. 6-12 2 pt. min. or antlerless GMU 574 1
Olympic B Oct. 6-12 Any deer GMU 621 20
North River B Oct. 6-12 Any deer GMU 658 5
Archery Only Deer Permit Hunts (Only archery deer tag holders may apply.)
Chiwawa D Dec. 1-12 Any deer GMU 245 27
Entiat B Nov. 20-29 Any deer GMU 247 160
Entiat C Nov. 30 - Dec. 8 Any deer GMU 247 150
Big Bend B Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 Any deer GMU 248 10
Desert D Nov. 13-26 Any deer GMU 290 12
Naneum C Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 Any buck GMU 328 13
Quilomene C Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 3 pt. min. GMU 329 12
Teanaway D Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 Any buck GMU 335 13
L.T. Murray C Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 Any buck GMUs 336, 340 6
Alkali E Dec. 9-25 Any deer GMU 371 99
Special Modern Firearm Deer Permit Hunts for Hunters 65 or older
Blue Mtns. Foothills D Oct. 13-21 Antlerless GMUs 145, 149 30
East Okanogan C Oct. 13-21 Antlerless GMU 204 15
Wannacut B Oct. 13-21 Antlerless GMU 209 20
Sinlahekin C Oct. 13-21 Antlerless GMU 215 25
Chewuch B Oct. 13-21 Antlerless GMU 218 35
Pearrygin B Oct. 13-21 Antlerless GMU 224 35
Gardner B Oct. 13-21 Antlerless GMU 231 25
Pogue B Oct. 13-21 Antlerless GMU 233 20
Chiliwist B Oct. 13-21 Antlerless GMU 239 25
Alta B Oct. 13-21 Antlerless GMU 242 25
Chiwawa E Oct. 13-28 Antlerless GMU 245 15
Entiat E Oct. 13-28 Antlerless GMU 247 15
Swakane C Oct. 13-28 Antlerless GMU 250 15
Mission D Oct. 13-28 Any deer GMU 251 15
Bridgeport A Oct. 13-21 Antlerless GMUs 248, 260 20
Palisades A Oct. 13-21 Antlerless GMUs 266, 269 10
Sunnyside A Oct. 13-21 Antlerless GMU 372 15
Horse Heaven Hills A Oct. 13-21 Antlerless GMU 373 10
Kahlotus C Oct. 13-21 Antlerless GMU 381 15
East Klickitat C Oct. 13-26 3 pt. min. or antlerless GMU 382 20
Grayback D Oct. 13-26 3 pt. min. or antlerless GMU 388 10
Lincoln B Oct. 13-31 Any deer GMU 501 5
Stella B Oct. 13-31 Any deer GMU 504 5
Mossyrock C Oct. 13-31 Any deer GMU 505 15
Stormking C Oct. 13-31 Any deer GMU 510 5
South Rainier C Oct. 13-31 Any deer GMU 513 5
Packwood C Oct. 13-31 Any deer GMU 516 5
Winston C Oct. 13-31 Any deer GMU 520 5
Yale C Oct. 13-31 Any deer GMU 554 5
Toutle C Oct. 13-31 Any deer GMU 556 10
Lewis River C Oct. 13-31 Any deer GMU 560 5
Washougal C Oct. 13-31 Any deer GMU 568 10
Siouxon C Oct. 13-31 Any deer GMU 572 5
Wind River D Oct. 13-31 2 pt. min. or antlerless GMU 574 2
West Klickitat D Oct. 13-31 2 pt. min. or antlerless GMU 578 5
Copalis Oct. 13-31 Any deer GMU 642 20
North River C Oct. 13-31 Any deer GMU 658 10
Williams Creek Oct. 13-31 Any deer GMU 673 20
Disabled Hunter Deer Permits (Hunters must use method/weapon listed on their tag. All weapon types may apply unless otherwise noted.)
East Okanogan D Restricted to general early season by tag choice Antlerless GMU 204 15
Wannacut C Antlerless GMU 209 20
Sinlahekin D Antlerless GMU 215 25
Chewuch C Antlerless GMU 218 35
Pearrygin C Antlerless GMU 224 35
Gardner C Antlerless GMU 231 25
Pogue C Antlerless GMU 233 20
Chiliwist C Antlerless GMU 239 25
Alta C Antlerless GMU 242 25
Chiwawa F Oct. 13-28 Antlerless, modern firearm only GMU 245 15
Entiat F Oct. 13-28 Antlerless, modern firearm only GMU 247 25
Mission E Oct. 13-28 Any deer, modern firearm only GMU 251 25
Bridge Port B Restricted to general early season by tag choice Any deer GMUs 248, 260 15
Palisades B Any deer GMUs 266, 269 5
Sunnyside B Restricted to general early season by tag choice

Antlerless GMU 372 10
Kahlotus D Antlerless GMU 381 10
East Klickitat D 3 pt. min. or antlerless GMU 382 20
Grayback E 3 pt. min. or antlerless GMU 388 10
Green River B Oct 27 - Nov. 2 Any deer, modern firearm only GMU 485 5
Lincoln C Restricted to general early season by tag choice Any deer GMU 501 3
Stella C Any deer GMU 504 3
Mossyrock D Any deer GMU 505 5
Stormking D Any deer GMU 510 3
South Rainier D Any deer GMU 513 3
Packwood D Any deer GMU 516 3
Winston D Any deer GMU 520 3
Yale D Any deer GMU 554 3
Toutle D Any deer GMU 556 5
Lewis River D Any deer GMU 560 2
Washougal D Any deer GMU 568 10
Siouxon D Any deer GMU 572 3
Wind River E 2 pt. min. or antlerless GMU 574 1
West Klickitat E 2 pt. min. or antlerless GMU 578 3
Capitol Peak C Any deer GMU 663 30
Skookumchuck C Any deer GMU 667 30
North River D Any deer GMU 658 5
Youth Special Deer Permit Hunts (Must be eligible for the youth hunting license and accompanied by an adult during the hunt.)
Modern Firearm Only
Blue Mtns. Foothills E Oct. 13-21 Antlerless GMUs 149, 154, 162-163 40
Blue Mtns. Foothills F Oct. 13-21 Antlerless GMUs 145, 172-181 40
East Okanogan E Oct. 13-21 Antlerless GMU 204 70
Wannacut D Oct. 13-21 Antlerless GMU 209 40
Sinlahekin E Oct. 13-21 Antlerless GMU 215 80
Chewuch D Oct. 13-21 Antlerless GMU 218 135
Pearrygin D Oct. 13-21 Antlerless GMU 224 135
Gardner D Oct. 13-21 Antlerless GMU 231 50
Pogue D Oct. 13-21 Antlerless GMU 233 40
Chiliwist D Oct. 13-21 Antlerless GMU 239 80
Alta D Oct. 13-21 Antlerless GMU 242 90
Chiwawa G Oct. 13-28 Antlerless GMU 245 85
Entiat G Oct. 13-28 Antlerless GMU 247 55
Swakane D Oct. 13-28 Antlerless GMU 250 30
Mission F Oct. 13-28 Antlerless GMU 251 210
Bridge Port C Oct. 13-21 Antlerless GMUs 248, 260 175
Palisades C Oct. 13-21 Antlerless GMUs 266, 269 50
Lakeview C Oct. 13-21 Any deer Deer Area 2011 10
Benge B Oct. 23-31 Antlerless Deer Area 2010 20
Desert E Sept. 22-23 Any deer GMU 290 2
Horse Heaven Hills B Oct. 13-21 Antlerless GMU 373 10
Kahlotus E Oct. 13-21 Antlerless GMU 381 20
Grayback F Oct. 13-26 Any deer GMU 388 20
East Klickitat E Oct. 13-26 Any deer GMU 382 30
Green River C Oct. 27 - Nov. 2 Antlerless GMU 485 5
Lincoln D Oct. 13-31 Any deer GMU 501 10
Stella D Oct. 13-31 Any deer GMU 504 10
Mossyrock E Oct. 13-31 Any deer GMU 505 10
Stormking E Oct. 13-31 Any deer GMU 510 10
South Rainier E Oct. 13-31 Any deer GMU 513 10
Packwood E Oct. 13-31 Any deer GMU 516 10
Winston E Oct. 13-31 Any deer GMU 520 10
Yale E Oct. 13-31 Any deer GMU 554 10
Toutle E Oct. 13-31 Any deer GMU 556 60
Lewis River E Oct. 13-31 Any deer GMU 560 10
Washougal E Oct. 13-31 Any deer GMU 568 10
Siouxon E Oct. 13-31 Any deer GMU 572 10
Wind River F Oct. 13-31 Any deer GMU 574 15
West Klickitat F Oct. 13-31 Any deer GMU 578 15
Satsop B Oct. 13-31 Any deer GMU 651 10
Skookumchuck D Oct. 6-31 Any deer GMU 667 60
North River E Oct. 13-31 Any deer GMU 658 10
Youth Special Deer Permit Hunts (Must be eligible for the youth hunting license and accompanied by an adult during the hunt.)
Muzzleloader Only
East Okanogan F Oct. 6-12 Antlerless GMU 204 10
Wannacut E Oct. 6-12 Antlerless GMU 209 10
Pogue E Oct. 6-12 Antlerless GMU 233 10
Chiliwist E Oct. 6-12 Antlerless GMU 239 10
Alta E Oct. 6-12 Antlerless GMU 242 10
Mission G Oct. 1-12 Any deer GMU 251 20
Ritzville C Oct. 6-12 Antlerless GMU 284 50
Desert F Sept. 8-9 Any deer GMU 290 2
Whitcomb D Sept. 1-7 Antlerless Deer Area 3071 7
Paterson B Sept. 1-7 Antlerless Deer Area 3072 10
Youth Special Deer Permit Hunts (Must be eligible for the youth hunting license and be accompanied by an adult during the hunt.)
Archery Only
Desert G Sept. 15-16 Any deer GMU 290 2
Special Deer Permits - Second Deer Tag

These permits are only valid when a second license and tag is purchased. Hunters must use the method/weapon listed on their tag. The second deer license and tag type must be the same tag type as the first one. These 2nd deer special permit hunts will not affect hunters' accumulated points.

Hunt Name Second Tag Season Special Restrictions Boundary Description Permits
Huckleberry B Restricted to general seasons by tag choice Whitetail, antlerless GMU 121 400
Mt. Spokane B Whitetail, antlerless GMU 124 500
Almota B Antlerless GMU 142 100
Mica Peak B Modern firearm and archery general season only Whitetail, antlerless GMU 127 200
Northeast Archery tag required. Any open archery hunt. Must use archery equipment. Whitetail, antlerless GMUs 105, 108, 121, 124 400
Benge C Dec. 16-31 Antlerless Deer Area 2010 20
Lakeview C Jan. 1-30 Antlerless Deer Area 2011 20
Methow Sept. 4 - Oct. 12 Antlerless Deer Area 2012 50
High Prairie Restricted to general early season by tag choice Antlerless Deer Area 3088 50
Shaw Restricted to general seasons by tag choice

Any deer Deer Area 4004 50
Lopez Any deer Deer Area 4005 50
Orcas Any deer Deer Area 4006 50
Decatur Any deer Deer Area 4007 50
Blakely Any deer Deer Area 4008 50
Cypress Any deer Deer Area 4009 50
San Juan Any deer Deer Area 4010 50
Camano Antlerless Deer Area 4011 50
Whidbey Antlerless Deer Area 4012 125
Vashon-Maury Antlerless Deer Area 4013 125
Guemes Antlerless Deer Area 4926 50
Anderson Antlerless Deer Area 6014 50
((Advanced Hunter Education (AHE))) Master Hunter Special Deer Permit Hunts: Only ((AHE)) master hunters may apply; antlerless only hunts will not affect accumulated points; any weapon may be used.
Lakeview D Dec. 9-31 Antlerless Deer Area 2011 20


Hunter Education Instructor Incentive Permits
Special deer permits will be allocated through a random drawing to those hunter education instructors that qualify.
Permit hunters must use archery equipment during archery seasons, muzzleloader equipment during muzzleloader seasons, and any legal weapon during modern firearm seasons.
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.
Permittees may purchase a second license for use with the permit hunt only.
Area Dates Restrictions GMUs Permits
Region 1 All general season and permit seasons established for GMUs included with the permit

Any white-tailed deer Any 100 series GMU except GMU 157 2
Region 2 Any white-tailed deer GMUs 204-215 2
Region 2 Any deer GMUs 215-251 1
Region 2 Any deer GMU 290 1
Region 3 Any deer GMUs 335-368, 382, 388 1
Region 4 Any deer Any 400 series GMU except GMU 485 2
Region 5 Legal buck for 500 series GMU of choice or antlerless Any 500 series GMU open for a general deer hunting season or a special deer permit hunting season 6
Region 6 Legal buck for GMU of choice GMUs 654, 660, 672, 673, 681 1

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047, 77.12.020, 77.12.570, 77.12.210. 07-11-017 and 07-17-055 (Orders 07-62 and 07-62A), 232-28-353, filed 5/3/07 and 8/10/07, effective 9/10/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 06-11-032 (Order 06-92), 232-28-353, filed 5/8/06, effective 6/8/06.]


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

WAC 232-28-354   2007 Elk special permits.  


Special Elk Permit Hunting Seasons

(Open to Permit Holders Only)

Hunters must purchase an elk hunting license prior to purchase of a permit application. Hunters may only apply for permits consistent with the tag required for the hunt choice; however, Multiple Season Permit holders may apply for Eastern or Western Washington archery, muzzleloader, or modern firearm permit hunts. Applicants must have purchased the proper tag for these hunts. The elk tag prefixes required to apply for each hunt are shown in the following table. Hunters drawn for a special permit hunt must comply with weapon restrictions and dates listed for the hunt.


Hunt Name Permit Season Dates Special Restrictions Elk Tag

Prefix

Boundary Description Permits
Modern Firearm Bull Permit Hunts (Only modern firearm elk tag holders may apply.)
Prescott A Oct. 22 - Nov. 4 Any bull EF GMU 149 2
Blue Creek A Oct. 22 - Nov. 4 Any bull EF GMU 154 2
Watershed Oct. 27 - Nov. 4 3 pt. min. or Antlerless EA, EF, EM GMU 157 45
Dayton A Oct. 22 - Nov. 4 Any bull EF GMU 162 13
Tucannon A Oct. 22 - Nov. 4 Any bull EF Elk Area 1014 4
Wenaha A Oct. 22 - Nov. 4 Any bull EF GMU 169 17
Mountain View A Oct. 22 - Nov. 4 Any bull EF GMU 172 6
Couse A Oct. 22 - Nov. 4 Any bull EF GMU 181 1
Mission A Oct. 22 - Nov. 4 Any bull EF GMU 251 2
Colockum A Oct. 22 - Nov. 4 Any bull EF GMUs 328, 329 9
Teanaway A Dec. 19-30 Any bull EF GMU 335 22
Teanaway A-1 Oct. 22 - Nov. 4 Any bull EF GMU 335 1
Peaches Ridge A Oct. 22 - Nov. 4 Any bull EF GMUs 336, 346 135
Little Naches A Oct. 1-10 Any bull EF GMU 346 15
Observatory A Oct. 22 - Nov. 4 Any bull EF GMUs 340, 342 80
Goose Prairie A Oct. 22 - Nov. 4 Any bull EF GMUs 352, 356 96
Bethel A Oct. 22 - Nov. 4 Any bull EF GMU 360 62
Rimrock A Oct. 22 - Nov. 4 Any bull EF GMU 364 123
Cowiche A Oct. 22 - Nov. 4 Any bull EF GMU 368 24
Klickitat Meadows A Oct. 22 - Nov. 4 Any bull EF Elk Area 3068 1
Nooksack A Oct. 13 - Nov. 11 Any bull WF GMU 418 7
Green River Oct. 27 - Nov. 2 Any bull WF GMU 485 3
Margaret A Nov. 3-12 Any bull WF GMU 524 35
Toutle A Nov. 3-12 Any bull WF GMU 556 130
Clearwater Oct. 1-10 Any bull WA, WF, WM GMU 615 2
Matheny Oct. 1-10 Any bull WA, WF, WM GMU 618 3
Olympic A Nov. 1-9 3 pt. min. WF GMU 621, EXCEPT for Elk Area 6071 14
Skokomish A Nov. 1-9 3 pt. min. WF GMU 636 9
Wynoochee Oct. 1-10 Any bull WA, WF, WM GMU 648 1
White River A Nov. 3-12 Any bull WF GMU 653 40
Modern Firearm Elk Permit Hunts (Only modern firearm elk tag holders may apply.)
Aladdin A Oct. 27 - Nov. 4 Any elk EF GMU 111 15
Selkirk A Oct. 27 - Nov. 4 Any elk EF GMU 113 20
49 Degrees North A Oct. 27 - Nov. 4 Any elk EF GMU 117 45
Blue Creek B Oct. 27 - Nov. 4 Antlerless EF GMUs 149, 154 100
Prescott B Oct. 27 - Nov. 4 Antlerless EF GMU 149 75
Dayton B Oct. 27 - Nov. 4 Antlerless EF GMU 163 and Elk Area 1011 100
Dayton C Oct. 27 - Nov. 4 Antlerless EF GMU 149 and Elk Area 1012 100
Peola A Oct. 27 - Nov. 4 Antlerless EF GMU 178 50
Couse B Oct. 1-12 Antlerless EF GMU 181 30
Mountain View B Oct. 27 - Nov. 6 Antlerless EF Elk Area 1013 20
Lick Creek A Oct. 27 - Nov. 4 Antlerless EF GMU 175 25
Malaga A Sept. 8-30 Any elk EF Elk Area 2032 5
Malaga B Sept. 15-25 Antlerless EF Elk Area 2032 35
Malaga C Nov. 6 - Dec. 31 Antlerless EF Elk Area 2032 100
Malaga D Nov. 6 - Dec. 18 Any elk EF Elk Area 2032 7
Peshastin A Sept. 15 - Oct. 5 Antlerless EF Elk Area 2033 20
Peshastin B Oct. 13-31 Any elk EF Elk Area 2033 5
West Bar A Oct. 27-31 Antlerless EF GMU 330 5
West Bar B Nov. 1-4 Antlerless EF GMU 330 5
Teanaway B Dec. 19 - Jan. 13, 2008 Antlerless EF GMU 335 100
Taneum A Oct. 31 - Nov. 4 Antlerless EF GMU 336 150
Manastash A Oct. 31 - Nov. 4 Antlerless EF GMU 340 250
Umtanum A Oct. 31 - Nov. 4 Antlerless EF GMU 342 250
Cleman Dec. 1-15 Antlerless EF Elk Area 3944 50
Little Naches B Oct. 31 - Nov. 4 Antlerless EF GMU 346 150
Nile A Oct. 31 - Nov. 4 Antlerless EF GMU 352 50
Bumping B Oct. 31 - Nov. 4 Antlerless EF GMU 356 100
Bethel B Oct. 31 - Nov. 4 Antlerless EF GMU 360 100
Rimrock B Oct. 31 - Nov. 4 Antlerless EF GMU 364 150
Cowiche B Oct. 31 - Nov. 4 Antlerless EF GMU 368 150
Klickitat Meadows B Oct. 31 - Nov. 4 Spike bull or antlerless EF Elk Area 3068 9
Alkali A Oct. 20 - Nov. 4 Any elk EF GMU 371 25
Mossyrock A Nov. 3-12 Antlerless WF GMU 505 50
Willapa Hills A Nov. 3-12 Antlerless WF GMU 506 35
Winston A Nov. 3-12 Antlerless WF GMU 520 130
Margaret B Nov. 3-12 Antlerless WF GMU 524 50
Margaret C Nov. 24 - Dec. 2 Antlerless WF GMU 524 50
Ryderwood A Nov. 3-12 Antlerless WF GMU 530 35
Coweeman A Nov. 3-12 Antlerless WF GMU 550 225
Coweeman B Jan. 1-15, 2008 Antlerless WF GMU 550 50
Toutle B Nov. 3-12 Antlerless WF GMU 556 70
Toutle C Nov. 24 - Dec. 2 Antlerless WF GMU 556 100
Toledo A Nov. 3-12 Antlerless WF Elk Area 5029 20
Green Mtn C Nov. 3-12 Antlerless WF Elk Area 5051 10
Carlton Sept. 22-30 Any bull WF Elk Area 5057 5
West Goat Rocks Sept. 22-30 Any bull WF Elk Area 5058 5
Mt. Adams Sept. 22-30 Any bull WF Elk Area 5059 5
Wildwood A Jan. 16-30, 2008 Antlerless WF Elk Area 5061 15
Lewis River A Nov. 3-12 Antlerless WF GMU 560 375
Siouxon A Nov. 3-12 Antlerless WF GMU 572 125
Raymond A Nov. 5-10 3 pt. min. or antlerless WF Elk Area 6010 20
Raymond B Dec. 16-31 Antlerless WF Elk Area 6010 30
Raymond C Jan. 1-30, 2008 Antlerless WF Elk Area 6010 15
Raymond D Feb. 1-28, 2008 Antlerless WF Elk Area 6010 15
Chehalis Valley A Oct. 1-31 Antlerless WF Elk Area 6066 5
Chehalis Valley B Nov. 5-10 Antlerless WF Elk Area 6066 5
North Minot A Oct. 20-31 Antlerless WF Elk Area 6067 20
Deschutes Jan. 15-23, 2008 Antlerless WF GMU 666 10
North River Nov. 8-13 Antlerless WF GMU 658 10
Williams Creek Nov. 8-13 Antlerless WF GMU 673 50
Tri Valley A Dec. 1 - Jan. 30, 2008 Antlerless WF Elk Area 6012 10
North Shore A Nov. 4-8 Antlerless WF Elk Area 6068 5
Muzzleloader Bull Permit Hunts (Only muzzleloader elk tag holders may apply.)
Note: Fire closures may limit access during early October seasons.
Prescott C Oct. 1-10 Any bull EM GMU 149 1
Blue Creek C Oct. 1-10 Any bull EM GMU 154 1
Dayton D Oct. 1-10 Any bull EM GMU 162 2
Tucannon B Oct. 1-10 Any bull EM Elk Area 1014 1
Wenaha B Oct. 1-10 Any bull EM GMU 169 3
Mountain View C Oct. 1-10 Any bull EM GMU 172 2
Couse D Oct. 1-10 Any bull EM GMU 181 1
Mission B Oct. 1-10 Any bull EM GMU 251 1
Colockum B Oct. 1-10 Any bull EM GMUs 328, 329 2
Teanaway C Dec. 9-18 Any elk EM GMU 335 7
Peaches Ridge B Oct. 1-10 Any bull EM GMUs 336, 346 19
Observatory B Oct. 1-10 Any bull EM GMUs 340, 342 23
Goose Prairie B Oct. 1-10 Any bull EM GMUs 352, 356 14
Bethel C Oct. 1-10 Any bull EM GMU 360 12
Rimrock C Oct. 1-10 Any bull EM GMU 364 17
Cowiche C Oct. 1-10 Any bull EM GMU 368 8
Klickitat Meadows C Oct. 1-10 Any bull EM Elk Area 3068 1
Nooksack B Sept. 29 - Oct. 12 and Nov. 12-30 Any bull WM GMU 418 3
Margaret D Oct. 6-12 Any bull WM GMU 524 8
Toutle D Oct. 6-12 Any bull WM GMU 556 26
Olympic B Oct. 4-10 Any bull WM GMU 621, EXCEPT for Elk Area 6071 3
Skokomish B Oct. 4-10 Any bull WM GMU 636 2
White River B Oct. 1-10 Any bull WM GMU 653 3
Muzzleloader Permit Hunts (Only muzzleloader elk tag holders may apply.)
Aladdin B Oct. 6-12 Any elk EM GMU 111 10
Selkirk B Oct. 6-12 Any elk EM GMU 113 10
49 Degrees North B Oct. 6-12 Any elk EM GMU 117 20
Blue Creek D Dec. 9 - Jan. 30, 2008 Antlerless EM GMUs 149, 154 60
Mountain View D Oct. 1-12 Antlerless EM Elk Area 1013 20
Lick Creek B Oct. 1-10 Antlerless EM GMU 175 25
Couse E Dec. 1-31 Antlerless EM GMU 181 30
Couse F Jan. 1-30, 2008 Antlerless EM GMU 181 30
Malaga E Oct. 1-21 Antlerless EM Elk Area 2032 50
Malaga F Oct. 1-21 Any elk EM Elk Area 2032 8
West Bar C Oct. 6-12 Antlerless EM GMU 330 5
Taneum B Oct. 6-12 Antlerless EM GMU 336 25
Manastash B Oct. 6-12 Antlerless EM GMU 340 25
Umtanum B Oct. 6-12 Antlerless EM GMU 342 250
Nile B Oct. 6-12 Antlerless EM GMU 352 40
Bumping B Oct. 6-12 Antlerless EM GMU 356 90
Bethel D Oct. 6-12 Antlerless EM GMU 360 40
Cowiche D Oct. 6-12 Antlerless EM GMU 368 225
Klickitat Meadows D Oct. 6-12 Spike bull or antlerless EM Elk Area 3068 4
Alkali B Oct. 1-15 Any elk EM GMU 371 15
Stella A Nov. 21 - Dec. 15 Antlerless WM GMU 504 150
Stella B Jan. 1-16, 2008 Antlerless WM GMU 504 100
Toledo B Dec. 7-20 Antlerless WM Elk Area 5029 30
Mossyrock B Jan. 1-16, 2008 Antlerless WM Elk Area 5052 30
Randle A Jan. 1-16, 2008 Antlerless WM Elk Area 5053 15
Boistfort A Jan. 1-16, 2008 Antlerless WM Elk Area 5054 40
Willapa Hills B Nov. 21 - Dec. 15 Antlerless WM GMU 506 15
Green Mt. A Jan. 1-16, 2008 Antlerless WM Elk Area 5051 30
Wildwood B Jan. 1-15, 2008 Antlerless WM Elk Area 5061 15
Winston B Nov. 21 - Dec. 15 Antlerless WM GMU 520 60
Margaret E Oct. 6-12 Antlerless WM GMU 524 40
Ryderwood B Oct. 6-12 Antlerless WM GMU 530 15
Coweeman C Nov. 21 - Dec. 15 Antlerless WM GMU 550 60
Toutle E Oct. 6-12 Antlerless WM GMU 556 75
Lewis River B Oct. 6-12 Antlerless WM GMU 560 225
Siouxon B Oct. 6-12 Antlerless WM GMU 572 75
Yale A Oct. 6-12 Antlerless WM GMU 554 75
Yale B Nov. 21 - Dec. 15 3 pt. min. or antlerless WM GMU 554 75
Twin Satsop A Jan. 5-15, 2008 Antlerless WM Elk Area 6061 10
Mashel A Jan. 1-15, 2008 Antlerless WM Elk Area 6054 25
North River Nov. 26 - Dec. 15 Antlerless WM GMU 658 20
North Minot B Oct. 1-7 Antlerless WM Elk Area 6067 20
Raymond E Oct. 1-31 Antlerless WM Elk Area 6010 30
Chehalis Valley C Jan. 1-30, 2008 Antlerless WM Elk Area 6066 15
Capitol Peak A Nov. 19 - Dec. 15 Antlerless WM GMU 663 15
Tri Valley B Dec. 16 - Jan. 30, 2008 Antlerless WM Elk Area 6012 30
Archery Permit Hunts (Only archery elk tag holders may apply.)
Note: Fire closures may limit access during September seasons.
Prescott D Sept. 8-21 Any bull EA GMU 149 1
Blue Creek E Sept. 8-21 Any bull EA GMU 154 2
Dayton E Sept. 8-21 Any bull EA GMU 162 7
Tucannon C Sept. 8-21 Any bull EA Elk Area 1014 3
Wenaha C Sept. 8-21 Any bull EA GMU 169 4
Mountain View E Sept. 8-21 Any bull EA GMU 172 3
Couse G Sept. 8-21 Any bull EA GMU 181 1
Colockum C Sept. 8-21 Any bull EA GMUs 328, 329 3
Teanaway E Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 Any bull EA GMU 335 34
Peaches Ridge C Sept. 8-21 Any bull EA GMUs 336, 346 104
Observatory C Sept. 8-21 Any elk EA GMUs 340, 342 91
Goose Prairie C Sept. 8-21 Any bull EA GMUs 352, 356 138
Bethel E Sept. 8-21 Any bull EA GMU 360 43
Rimrock D Sept. 8-21 Any bull EA GMU 364 93
Cowiche E Sept. 8-21 Any bull EA GMU 368 18
Klickitat Meadows E Oct. 11-22 Any bull EA Elk Area 3068 1
Klickitat Meadows F Oct. 11-22 Spike bull or antlerless EA Elk Area 3068 9
Malaga G Sept. 1-7 Antlerless EA Elk Area 2032 25
Peshastin C Sept. 1-14 Any elk EA Elk Area 2033 15
Nooksack C Sept. 1-28 and Dec. 1-31 Any bull WA GMU 418 3
Margaret F Sept. 15-30 and Dec. 1-15 Any bull WA GMU 524 13
Margaret G Sept. 15-30 and Dec. 1-15 Antlerless WA GMU 524 50
Toutle F Sept. 15-30 and Dec. 1-15 Any bull WA GMU 556 66
Toutle G Sept. 15-30 and Dec. 1-15 Antlerless WA GMU 556 90
Lewis River C Nov. 21-30 3 pt. min. or antlerless WA GMU 560 50
Siouxon C Nov. 21-30 3 pt. min. or antlerless WA GMU 572 25
Olympic C Sept. 8-21 3 pt. min. WA GMU 621, EXCEPT for Elk Area 6071 7
Skokomish C Sept. 8-21 3 pt. min. WA GMU 636 6
White River C Sept. 8-21 Any bull WA GMU 653 11
((Advanced Hunter Education (AHE))) Master Hunter Special Elk Permit Hunts: Only ((AHE)) master hunters may apply; antlerless only hunts will not affect accumulated points; and any weapon may be used.
Peshastin D Aug. 18-31 Any elk Any elk tag Elk Area 2033 5
Mossyrock C Jan. 17-30, 2008 Antlerless Any elk tag Elk Area 5052 20
Randle B Jan. 17-30, 2008 Antlerless Any elk tag Elk Area 5053 15
Quinault Ridge Oct. 1-10 3 pt. min. or antlerless Any elk tag GMU 638 5
Green Mt. B Jan. 17-30, 2008 Antlerless Any elk tag Elk Area 5051 20
Merwin A Nov. 21 - Dec. 15 Antlerless Any elk tag Elk Area 5060 10
Merwin B Jan. 17-30, 2008 Antlerless Any elk tag Elk Area 5060 10
((Advanced Hunter Education (AHE))) Master Hunter, Second Elk Tag Hunts: Only ((AHE)) master hunters may apply; these hunts will not affect accumulated points; a second tag may be purchased by successful applicants as needed; and any weapon may be used. The second elk license and tag type must be the same tag type as the first one.
Peola B Oct. 1-12 Antlerless Any elk tag GMU 178 15
Malaga H Aug. 1 - Mar. 31, 2008 Antlerless Any elk tag Elk Area 2032 100HM
Malaga I Aug. 1 - Feb. 28, 2008 Any elk Any elk tag Elk Area 2032 20HM
Peshastin E Aug. 1 - Mar. 31, 2008 Antlerless Any elk tag Elk Area 2033 50HM
Peshastin F Aug. 1 - Feb. 28, 2008 Any elk Any elk tag Elk Area 2033 20HM
Fairview Feb. 1-29, 2008 Antlerless Any elk tag Elk Area 3911 20HM
Rattlesnake Hills Aug. 1 - Feb. 29, 2008 Antlerless or spike bull Any elk tag Designated areas in GMU 372 20HM
Toledo C Dec. 21-31 Antlerless and spike bull Any elk tag Elk Area 5029 20
Toledo D Aug. 1-7 Antlerless and spike bull Any archery elk tag Elk Area 5029 5
Toledo E Aug. 8-14 Antlerless and spike bull Any archery elk tag Elk Area 5029 5
Toledo F Aug. 15-21 Antlerless and spike bull Any archery elk tag Elk Area 5029 5
Toledo G Aug. 22-28 Antlerless and spike bull Any archery elk tag Elk Area 5029 5
Boistfort B Aug. 1-7 Antlerless and spike bull Any archery elk tag Elk Area 5054 5
Boistfort C Aug. 8-14 Antlerless and spike bull Any archery elk tag Elk Area 5054 5
Boistfort D Aug. 15-21 Antlerless and spike bull Any archery elk tag Elk Area 5054 5
Boistfort E Aug. 22-28 Antlerless and spike bull Any archery elk tag Elk Area 5054 5
JBH * Nov. 12 - Feb. 28, 2008 Antlerless Any elk tag Elk Area 5090 20HM
Trout Lake A** Nov. 21-30 Antlerless Any elk tag Elk Area 5062 5
Trout Lake B** Dec. 1-14 Antlerless Any elk tag Elk Area 5062 5
Trout Lake C** Dec. 15-31 Antlerless Any elk tag Elk Area 5062 5
Trout Lake D** Jan. 1-14, 2008 Antlerless Any elk tag Elk Area 5062 5
Trout Lake E** Jan. 15-30, 2008 Antlerless Any elk tag Elk Area 5062 5
North River B Dec. 16 - Feb. 28, 2008 Antlerless Any elk tag Designated areas in GMU 658 10HM
Chehalis Valley D Aug. 1 - Feb. 28, 2008 Antlerless Any elk tag Designated areas in Elk Area 6066 10HM
Raymond F Dec. 1 - Mar. 31, 2008 Antlerless Any elk tag Elk Area 6010 10HM
Hanaford C Aug. 1 - Mar. 31, 2008 Antlerless Any elk tag Designated areas in Elk Area 6069 5HM
Dungeness A Sept. 1 - Feb. 28, 2008 3 pt. min. Any elk tag Elk Area 6071 north of Hwy 101 only 12
Dungeness B Oct. 1 - Dec. 31 Antlerless Any elk tag Elk Area 6071 north of Hwy 101 only 8
Youth - Special Elk Permit Hunts (Must be eligible for the youth hunting license and accompanied by an adult during the hunt.)
Mudflow A Oct. 9-14 Antlerless WF Elk Area 5099 6
Mudflow B Oct. 23-28 Antlerless WF Elk Area 5099 6
Mudflow C Nov. 20-25 Antlerless WF Elk Area 5099 6
Dungeness C Sept. 1 - Feb. 28, 2008 Any elk Any elk tag Elk Area 6071 north of Hwy 101 only 4
Sol Duc Valley Aug. 1 - Jan. 22, 2008 Antlerless Any elk tag Elk Area 6072 10
Clearwater Valley Aug. 1 - Mar. 31, 2008 Antlerless Any elk tag Elk Area 6073 1
Persons of Disability Only - Special Elk Permit Hunts
Sol Duc Valley B Aug. 1 - Jan. 22, 2008 Antlerless Any elk tag Elk Area 6072 5
Observatory D Oct. 22 - Nov. 4 Any elk EF or EM GMUs 340, 342 7
Little Naches C Oct. 1-10 Any elk EF, EM, EA GMU 346 5
Little Naches D Oct. 31 - Nov. 4 Antlerless EF, EM, EA GMU 346 8
Alkali C Oct. 20 - Nov. 4 Any elk EF GMU 371 4
Mudflow F Oct. 16-21 Antlerless Any elk tag Elk Area 5099 6
Mudflow D Sept. 25-30 Any elk Any elk tag Elk Area 5099 6
Mudflow E Oct. 2-7 Any elk Any elk tag Elk Area 5099 6
Mudflow G Oct. 30 - Nov. 4 Antlerless Any elk tag Elk Area 5099 6
Centralia Mine A Oct. 27-28 Antlerless Any elk tag Elk Area 6011 2
Centralia Mine B Nov. 3-4 Antlerless Any elk tag Elk Area 6011 2
North Shore B Oct. 1-31 Antlerless Any elk tag Elk Area 6068 5
North Shore C Dec. 16-31 Antlerless Any elk tag Elk Area 6068 5
Chehalis Valley E Dec. 16-31 Antlerless Any elk tag Elk Area 6066 15
Hanaford A Jan. 1-15, 2008 Antlerless Any elk tag Elk Area 6069 5
Hunters 65 or Older Only - Special Elk Permit Hunts
Hanaford B Jan. 16-30, 2008 Antlerless Any elk tag Elk Area 6069 5
Mudflow H Sept. 18-23 Antlerless Any elk tag Elk Area 5099 6
Mudflow I Nov. 6-12 Antlerless Any elk tag Elk Area 5099 6
Mudflow J Nov. 27 - Dec. 2 Antlerless Any elk tag Elk Area 5099 6

*Muzzleloaders only; scopes allowed in JBH hunt.
**May only hunt on privately owned lands. Must use only archery or legal shotgun (10 or 12 gauge; slugs only).
HMThis is a damage hunt administered by a WDFW designated hunt master. Successful applicants will be contacted on an as-needed basis to help with specific sites of elk damage on designated landowner's property. Not all successful applicants will be contacted in any given year depending on elk damage activity for that year.

Hunter Education Instructor Incentive Permits
Special elk permits will be allocated through a random drawing to those hunter education instructors that qualify.
Permit hunters must use archery equipment during archery seasons, muzzleloader equipment during muzzleloader seasons, and any legal weapon during modern firearm seasons.
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.
Permittees may purchase a second license for use with the permit hunt only.
Area Dates Restrictions GMUs Permits
Region 3 All general season and permit seasons established for GMUs included with the permit Any elk GMUs 335-368 2
Region 5 Any elk All 500 series GMUs except GMU 522 4
Region 6 Any elk GMUs 654, 660, 672, 673, 681 1

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047, 77.12.020, 77.12.570, 77.12.210. 07-17-049 (Order 07-166), 232-28-354, filed 8/9/07, effective 9/9/07; 07-11-017 (Order 07-62), 232-28-354, filed 5/3/07, effective 6/3/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 06-17-095 (Order 06-196), 232-28-354, filed 8/15/06, effective 9/15/06; 06-11-032 (Order 06-92), 232-28-354, filed 5/8/06, effective 6/8/06.]


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

WAC 232-28-431   2007-08 Migratory waterfowl seasons and regulations.  


DUCKS


Statewide


Oct. 13-17, 2007 and Oct. 20, 2007 - Jan. 27, 2008.


Special youth hunting weekend open only to hunters 15 years of age or under (must be accompanied by an adult at least 18 years old who is not hunting): Sept. 22-23, 2007.


Daily bag limit: 7 ducks, to include not more than 2 hen mallard, 1 pintail, 3 scaup, 2 canvasback, 2 redhead, 1 harlequin, 4 scoter, and 4 long-tailed duck.


Possession limit: 14 ducks, to include not more than 4 hen mallard, 2 pintail, 6 scaup, 4 canvasback, 4 redhead, 1 harlequin, 8 scoter, and 8 long-tailed duck.


Season limit: 1 harlequin.


WRITTEN AUTHORIZATION REQUIRED TO HUNT SEA DUCKS.


All persons hunting sea ducks (harlequin, scoter, long-tailed duck) in Western Washington are required to obtain a written authorization and harvest report from the Washington department of fish and wildlife. Hunters who did not possess a 2006-07 authorization must submit an application form to WDFW (forms available at Washington department of fish and wildlife, Olympia and regional offices).


Immediately after taking a sea duck into possession, hunters must record in ink the information required on the harvest report. Return of the harvest report is mandatory. By February 15, 2008, hunters must return the harvest report to the Washington department of fish and wildlife, 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 2008-09 sea duck season.


COOT (Mudhen)

Same areas, dates (including youth hunting weekend), and shooting hours as the general duck season.


Daily bag limit: 25 coots.

Possession limit: 25 coots.


COMMON SNIPE


Same areas, dates (except youth hunting weekend), and shooting hours as the general duck season.


Daily bag limit: 8 snipe.

Possession limit: 16 snipe.


GEESE (except Brant)


Special youth hunting weekend open only to hunters 15 years of age or under (must be accompanied by an adult at least 18 years old who is not hunting): Sept. 22-23, 2007, statewide except Western Washington Goose Management Areas 2A and 2B.


Daily bag limit: 4 Canada geese.

Possession limit: 8 Canada geese.


Western Washington Goose Seasons


Goose Management Area 1


Island, Skagit, Snohomish counties.


Oct. 20, 2007 - Jan. 27, 2008 for snow, Ross', or blue geese.

Oct. 13-25, 2007 and Nov. 3, 2007 - Jan. 27, 2008 for other geese (except Brant).


Daily bag limit: 4 geese.

Possession limit: 8 geese.


WRITTEN AUTHORIZATION REQUIRED TO HUNT SNOW GEESE.


All persons hunting snow geese in this season are required to obtain a written authorization and harvest report from the Washington department of fish and wildlife. Hunters who did not possess a 2006-07 authorization must submit an application form to WDFW (forms available at Washington department of fish and wildlife, Olympia and regional offices).


Immediately after taking a snow goose into possession, hunters must record in ink the information required on the harvest report. Return of the harvest report is mandatory. By February 15, 2008, hunters must return the harvest report to the Washington department of fish and wildlife, 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 2008-09 snow goose season.


It is unlawful to discharge a firearm for the purpose of hunting waterfowl within 100 feet of any paved public road on Fir Island in Skagit County. While hunting snow geese on Fir Island, if a hunter is convicted of 1) trespass, 2) shooting from, across, or along the maintained part of any public highway, 3) discharging a firearm for the purpose of hunting waterfowl within 100 feet of any paved public road on Fir Island in Skagit County, or 4) exceeding the daily bag limit for snow geese, written authorization will be invalidated for the remainder of the 2007-08 snow goose season and an authorization will not be issued for the 2008-09 snow goose season.


QUALITY HUNTING AREAS IN GOOSE MANAGEMENT AREA 1.


Hunters possessing written authorization to hunt snow geese in Goose Management Area 1 can apply for a special authorization to access private lands around Fir Island enrolled in a new quality snow goose hunting program. Hunters must apply for special authorization to hunt on these special areas by September 28, 2007, using the department's internet or mail application systems. A random drawing will select hunters for participation, and special hunt authorizations will be mailed prior to the season. Up to 3 individuals possessing snow goose authorizations can hunt with the successful applicant on each hunt day. Successful applicants must check in with the WDFW hunt coordinator at least one week prior to their first scheduled hunting day and all hunters must hunt over decoys. Special authorizations are not valid for commercial uses. Authorizations are valid for one week (only on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday) during the period November 3, 2007 - January 27, 2008, and only on private lands specified by the WDFW hunt coordinator. Hunters will be assigned at random to private farms participating in the program.


Goose Management Area 2A


Cowlitz and Wahkiakum counties, and that part of Clark County north of the Washougal River.


Open in all areas except Ridgefield NWR from 8 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Saturdays, Sundays, and Wednesdays only, Nov. 10-25, 2007 and Dec. 5, 2007 - Jan. 27, 2008. Ridgefield NWR open from 8 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays only, Nov. 13-24, 2007 and Dec. 6, 2007 - Jan. 19, 2008, except closed Nov. 22 and Dec. 25, 2007, and Jan. 1, 2008.


Bag limits for Goose Management Area 2A:

Daily bag limit: 4 geese, to include not more than 1 dusky Canada goose and 2 cackling geese.


Possession limit: 8 geese, to include not more than 1 dusky Canada goose and 4 cackling geese.


Season limit: 1 dusky Canada goose.


Goose Management Area 2B


Pacific County.


Open from 8 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Saturdays and Wednesdays only, Oct. 13, 2007 - Jan. 12, 2008.


Bag limits for Goose Management Area 2B:

Daily bag limit: 4 geese, to include not more than 1 dusky Canada goose, 1 Aleutian goose, and 2 cackling geese.

Possession limit: 8 geese, to include not more than 1 dusky Canada goose, 2 Aleutian geese, and 4 cackling geese.

Season limit: 1 dusky Canada goose.


Special Provisions for Goose Management Areas 2A and 2B:


A dusky Canada goose is defined as a dark-breasted (as shown in the Munsell color chart 10 YR, 5 or less) Canada goose with a culmen (bill) length of 40-50 mm. A cackling goose is defined as a goose with a culmen (bill) length of 32 mm or less.


The Canada goose season for Goose Management Areas 2A and 2B will be closed early if dusky Canada goose harvests exceed area quotas ((which)) that collectively total 80 geese. The fish and wildlife commission has authorized the director to implement emergency area closures in accordance with the following quotas: A total of 80 duskys, to be distributed 15 for Zone 1 (Ridgefield NWR); 25 for Zone 2 (Cowlitz County south of the Kalama River); 20 for Zone 3 (Clark County except Ridgefield NWR); 10 for Zone 4 (Cowlitz County north of the Kalama River and Wahkiakum County); and 10 for Zone 5 (Pacific County). Quotas may be shifted to other zones during the season to optimize use of the statewide quota and minimize depredation.


Hunting is only permitted by written authorization from the Washington department of fish and wildlife. New hunters and those who did not maintain a valid 2006-07 authorization must review goose identification training materials and score a minimum of 80% on a goose identification test to receive written authorization. Hunters who fail a test must wait 28 days before retesting, and will not be issued a reciprocal authorization until that time.


With written authorization, hunters will receive a harvest report. Hunters must carry the authorization card and harvest report while hunting. Immediately after taking a Canada goose (dusky, lesser/Taverner, cackling, or other subspecies) into possession, hunters must record in ink the information required on the harvest report. Hunters must go directly to the nearest check station and have geese tagged when leaving a hunt site, before 6:00 p.m. If a hunter takes the season bag limit of one dusky Canada goose or does not comply with requirements listed above regarding checking of birds and recording harvest on the harvest report, written authorization will be invalidated and the hunter will not be able to hunt Canada geese in Goose Management Areas 2A and 2B for the remainder of the season and the special late Canada goose season. It is unlawful to fail to comply with all provisions listed above for Goose Management Areas 2A and 2B.


Special Late Canada Goose Season for Goose Management Area 2A:


Open to Washington department of fish and wildlife ((advanced)) master hunter ((education (AHE))) program graduates, and youth hunters (15 years of age or under, who are accompanied by ((an AHE)) a master hunter), possessing a valid 2007-08 southwest Washington Canada goose hunting authorization, in areas with goose damage in Goose Management Area 2A on the following days, from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.:


Saturdays and Wednesdays only, Feb. 2 - Mar. 5, 2008.


Daily bag limit: 4 Canada geese, to include not more than 1 dusky Canada goose, and 2 cackling geese.

Possession limit: 8 Canada geese, to include not more than 1 dusky Canada goose, and 4 cackling geese.

Season limit: 1 dusky Canada goose.


A dusky Canada goose is defined as a dark-breasted Canada goose (as shown in the Munsell color chart 10 YR, 5 or less) with a culmen (bill) length of 40-50 mm. A cackling goose is defined as a goose with a culmen (bill) length of 32 mm or less.


Hunters qualifying for the season will be placed on a list for participation in this hunt. Washington department of fish and wildlife will assist landowners with contacting qualified hunters to participate in damage control hunts on specific lands incurring goose damage. Participation in this hunt will depend on the level of damage experienced by landowners. The special late Canada goose season will be closed by emergency action if the harvest of dusky Canada geese exceeds 85 for the regular and late seasons. All provisions listed above for Goose Management Area 2A regarding written authorization, harvest reporting, and checking requirements also apply to the special late season; except hunters must confirm their participation at least 24 hours in advance by calling the goose hunting hotline (listed on hunting authorization), and hunters must check out by 5:00 p.m. on each hunt day regardless of success. It is unlawful to fail to comply with all provisions listed above for the special late season in Goose Management Area 2A.


Goose Management Area 3


Includes all parts of Western Washington not included in Goose Management Areas 1, 2A, and 2B.


Oct. 13-25, 2007 and Nov. 3, 2007 - Jan. 27, 2008.


Daily bag limit: 4 geese.

Possession limit: 8 geese.


Eastern Washington Goose Seasons


Goose Management Area 4


Adams, Benton, Chelan, Douglas, Franklin, Grant, Kittitas, Lincoln, Okanogan, Spokane, and Walla Walla counties.


Oct. 13-15, 2007, and Saturdays, Sundays, and Wednesdays only during Oct. 20, 2007 - Jan. 20, 2008; Nov. 12, 22, and 23, 2007; Dec. 24, 25, 27, and 28, 2007; January 1, 2008; and every day Jan. 21-27, 2008.


Goose Management Area 5


Includes all parts of Eastern Washington not included in Goose Management Area 4.


Oct. 13-15, 2007, every day from Oct. 20, 2007 - Jan. 27, 2008.


Bag limits for all Eastern Washington Goose Management Areas:


Daily bag limit: 4 geese.

Possession limit: 8 geese.


BRANT


Open in Skagit County only on the following dates:


Jan. 17, 19, 20, 22, 24, 26, and 27, 2008.


If the 2007-08 preseason brant population in Skagit County is below 6,000 (as determined by the early January survey), the brant season in Skagit County will be canceled.


Open in Pacific County only on the following dates:


Jan. 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, and 20, 2008.


WRITTEN AUTHORIZATION REQUIRED:


All hunters participating in this season are required to obtain a written authorization and harvest report from the Washington department of fish and wildlife. Hunters who did not possess a 2006-07 authorization must submit an application form to WDFW (forms available at Washington department of fish and wildlife regional offices).


Immediately after taking a brant into possession, hunters must record in ink the information required on the harvest report. Return of the harvest report is mandatory. By February 15, 2008, hunters must return the harvest report to the Washington department of fish and wildlife, 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 2008-09 brant season.


Bag limits for Skagit and Pacific counties:


Daily bag limit: 2 brant.

Possession limit: 4 brant.


SWANS


Season closed statewide.


FALCONRY SEASONS


DUCKS, COOTS, AND SNIPE (Falconry)


(Bag limits include geese and mourning doves.)


Oct. 13-17, 2007 and Oct. 20, 2007 - Jan. 27, 2008 statewide.


Daily bag limit: 3, straight or mixed bag with geese and mourning doves during established seasons.


Possession limit: 6, straight or mixed bag with geese and mourning doves during established seasons.


GEESE (Falconry)


(Bag limits include ducks, coot, snipe, and mourning doves.)


Goose Management Area 1: Oct. 20, 2007 - Jan. 27, 2008 for snow, Ross', or blue geese. Oct. 13-25, 2007 and Nov. 3, 2007 - Jan. 27, 2008 for other geese.


Goose Management Area 2A: Saturdays, Sundays, and Wednesdays only, Nov. 10-25, 2007 and Dec. 5, 2007 - Jan. 27, 2008.


Goose Management Area 2B: Wednesdays and Saturdays only, Oct. 13, 2007 - Jan. 12, 2008.


Goose Management Areas 3, 4, and 5: Oct. 13-15, 2007 and Nov. 3, 2007 - Jan. 27, 2008.


Daily bag limit for all areas: 3 geese (except brant), straight or mixed bag with ducks, coots, snipe, and mourning doves during established seasons.


Possession limit for all areas: 6 geese (except brant), straight or mixed bag with ducks, coots, snipe, and mourning doves during established seasons.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047, 77.12.020, 77.12.570, 77.12.210. 07-17-049 (Order 07-166), 232-28-431, filed 8/9/07, effective 9/9/07.]

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