WSR 10-10-061

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 10-94 -- Filed April 30, 2010, 8:23 a.m. , effective May 31, 2010 ]


     Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

     Purpose: Amending WAC 220-55-115 Recreational license dealer's fees, 232-12-047 Unlawful methods for hunting, 232-12-051 Muzzleloading firearms, 232-12-054 Archery requirements -- Archery special use permits, 232-12-284 Bighorn sheep -- Marking requirements, 232-28-248 Special closures and firearm restriction areas, 232-28-266 Damage prevention permits, 232-28-273 2009-2011 Moose, bighorn sheep, and mountain goat seasons and permit quotas, 232-28-285 2010-2011 Pilot cougar hunting seasons with the aid of dogs, 232-28-286 2010, 2011, and 2012 Spring black bear seasons and regulations, 232-28-287 2009-2010, 2010-2011, 2011-2012 Cougar permit seasons and regulations, 232-28-290 Washington raffle hunts, 232-28-291 Special hunting season permits, 232-28-292 Washington auction hunts, 232-28-295 Landowner hunting permits, 232-28-337 Deer and elk area descriptions, 232-28-342 Small game seasons, 232-28-351 Deer general seasons and definitions and 232-28-352 Elk general seasons and definitions; adopting new WAC 232-28-288 2010-2011 Fall black bear hunting seasons and regulations, 232-28-355 2010 Deer special permits and 232-28-356 2010 Elk special permits; and repealing WAC 232-28-353 2009 Deer special permits and 232-28-354 2009 Elk special permits.

     Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-353 and 232-28-354; and amending WAC 220-55-115, 232-12-047, 232-12-051, 232-12-054, 232-12-284, 232-28-248, 232-28-266, 232-28-273, 232-28-285, 232-28-286, 232-28-287, 232-28-290, 232-28-291, 232-28-292, 232-28-295, 232-28-337, 232-28-342, 232-28-351, and 232-28-352.

     Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.12.047, 77.12.020, 77.12.570, 77.12.210, 77.12.150, 77.12.240, 77.32.070, 77.32.530.

      Adopted under notice filed as WSR 10-04-125 on February 3, 2010.

     Changes Other than Editing from Proposed to Adopted Version:

STATEMENT OF CHANGES


     WAC 220-55-115 Recreational license dealer fees.

     Changes from the text of the proposed rule and reasons for difference: None.


     WAC 232-12-047 Unlawful methods for hunting.

     Changes from the text of the proposed rule and reasons for difference:


     •     Add the following subsections under subsection 4:


     (d) It is unlawful to hunt big game animals with any arrow or bolt that does not have a sharp broadhead and the broadhead blade or blades are less than seven-eighths inch wide.

     (e) It is unlawful to hunt big game animals with a broadhead blade unless the broadhead is unbarbed and completely closed at the back end of the blade or blades by a smooth, unbroken surface starting at maximum blade width and forming a smooth line toward the feather end of the shaft, and such line does not angle toward the point.

     (f) It is unlawful to hunt big game animals with a retractable broadhead.

     The purpose of these changes is to clarify the types of broadheads that may be used by hunters using crossbows.


     •     Add the following subsection: "A violation of this section will be punished under RCW 77.15.400, 77.15.410, or 77.15.430, depending on the species hunted."


     The purpose of the change is to clarify how violations of the rule will be punished.


     WAC 232-12-051 Muzzleloading firearms.

     Changes from the text of the proposed rule and reasons for difference:


     •     Several minor edits were made to the language to improve readability and accuracy.

     •     Add the following subsection: "A violation of this section will be punished under RCW 77.15.400, 77.15.410, or 77.15.430, depending on the species hunted."


     The purpose of the change is to clarify how violations of the rule will be punished.


     WAC 232-12-054 Archery requirements -- Archery special use permits.

     Changes from the text of the proposed rule and reasons for difference:


     •     Several minor edits were made to the language and punctuation to improve readability and accuracy.

     •     Add the following subsection: "(h) It is unlawful to hunt big game animals with a retractable broadhead."


     The purpose of the change is to clarify the broadheads that are lawful while participating in archery hunts.


     •     Add the following subsection: "A violation of this section will be punished under RCW 77.15.400, 77.15.410, or 77.15.430, depending on the species hunted."


     The purpose of the change is to clarify how violations of the rule will be punished.


     WAC 232-12-284 2009-2011 Bighorn sheep -- Marking requirements.

     Changes from the text of the proposed rule and reasons for difference:


     •     The penalties for violation of this rule were inserted under the appropriate subsections for clarity.

     •     Subsection four was modified to clarify what a person must do to transfer ram horns as follows: "A person may not transfer ownership or possession of bighorn sheep horns by offering them for sale, selling them, purchasing them, or bartering them, without a written permit authorized by the director. It is unlawful for any person who transfers ownership or possession of the horns of a bighorn sheep ram that have been permanently marked to fail to give written notice of the transfer to the department within ten days after the transfer. A violation of this subsection will be punished under RCW 77.15.750."


     WAC 232-28-248 Special closures and firearm restriction areas.

     Changes from the text of the proposed rule and reasons for difference:


     •     Insert the following language to clarify the penalty for violation of this section of the rule: "A violation of any provision in subsection (1) through (6) above is punishable under RCW 77.15.400, 77.15.410, or 77.15.430, depending upon the species hunted."

     •     The following language is added at the beginning of the list of big game closures for clarity: "It is unlawful to hunt big game in the following closed areas, unless otherwise specified:["]

     •     Under Big Game Closures, the new item listed under entry 6, change the word Cotton to Cottonwood. This change corrects a misspelling for one of the islands listed in the big game closure.

     •     Insert the following language to clarify the penalty for violation of this section of the rule: "A violation of any provision of subsections (1) through (6) under "Big Game Closures" will be punished under RCW 77.15.410."

     •     The language at the beginning of the Firearm Restriction Area section of this rule was modified for clarification. The original language was deleted and the following is inserted: "It is unlawful to hunt wildlife in the following firearm restriction areas with center fire or rim fire rifles, or to fail to comply with additional firearm restrictions, except as established below."

     •     A new section is added to clarify what types of equipment may be used in firearm restriction areas. The new language reads: "2. Archery tag holders may only hunt during established archery seasons with archery equipment as defined in WAC 232-12-054. Muzzleloader tag holders may only hunt during established muzzleloader seasons with muzzleloader equipment as defined in WAC 232-12-051. Modern firearm tag holders may hunt during established modern firearm seasons with bows and arrows; crossbows; muzzleloaders; revolver-type handguns; or shotguns, so long as the equipment used meets the department's regulations for that equipment and ammunition."

     •     Insert the following language to clarify the penalty for violation of this section of the rule: "3. A violation of subsections (1) or (2) under "Firearm Restriction Areas -- Unlawful Acts" is punishable under RCW 77.15.400, 77.15.410, or 77.15.430, depending on the species hunted."


     WAC 232-28-266 Damage prevention permit hunts.

     Changes from the text of the proposed rule and reasons for difference:


     •     Add the following subsection: "Landowners who violate this section will be punished under RCW 77.15.750(1). Hunters who violation this section will be punished under RCW 77.15.400 or 77.15.410, depending on the species hunted." The purpose of the change is to clarify how violations of the rule will be punished.

     •     Several minor edits were made to the language to improve readability and accuracy.


     WAC 232-28-273 2009-2011 Moose, bighorn sheep, and mountain goat seasons and permit quotas.

     Changes from the text of the proposed rule and reasons for difference:


     •     Several minor edits were made to the language to improve readability and accuracy.

     •     Add the following subsection: "It is unlawful to fail to comply with the provisions of this section. A violation of species, sex, size, number, area, season, or eligibility requirements will be punished under RCW 77.15.410." The purpose of the change is to clarify how violations of the rule will be punished.

     •     Change "any moose" to "antlerless only" under the Mt. SpokaneHC hunt. The change is for consistency with other damage hunts, where antlerless animals are targeted for removal.

     •     Make the following permit level and season date changes to the Selah Butte bighorn sheep hunts:


Selah Butte A Sept. 15 - Oct. 10

Nov. 3 - 30

Sheep Unit 4 Any Legal Weapon 5
Selah Butte B Sept. 1 - 30 Sheep Unit 4 Adult ewe only

Any Legal Weapon

5

     The reason for the change is because the Selah Butte and Umtanum herds have suffered a disease outbreak, with several bighorns dying due to the disease and removed by the department's disease control actions.


     •     Given the decline in adult ewes in the herds, the department is recommending removing the ewe hunt in Selah Butte to prevent further declines. The herds have numerous rams and rams are more likely to spread disease during long distance movements associated with pre-rut behavior. As such, the department is recommending not reducing ram permits (status quo ram permits), but opening the season earlier in Selah Butte A to remove a few rams prior to the rut.

     •     Add bighorn sheep permit hunt area as follows:


Sinlahekin Sept. 15 - Oct. 10 Sheep Unit 19 Any Legal Weapon 1

     The reason for the change is recent surveys indicate the bighorn herd at Sinlahekin is large enough to allow limited harvest without impacting the viability of the herd.


     •     Add legal description for bighorn sheep hunt area at Sinlahekin.


     WAC 232-28-285 2010-2011 Pilot cougar hunting seasons with the aid of dogs.

     Changes from the text of the proposed rule and reasons for difference:


     •     Insert the following language at the beginning of the rule to clarify the definition of accompany: "Accompany" means that up to three persons may engage in hunting activities with a permittee under a single permit during this season. However, these persons may participate only as dog handlers for the permittee, and the permittee and dog handlers must be simultaneously in the field and within the same open designated permit area during the permit hunt. Furthermore, the dog handlers and the permittee must be in the physical presence of each other at the time dogs are released from a leash or unrestrained or starting a cougar track."

     •     Several edits were made to clarify what a permittee is authorized to do and to improve readability and understanding.

     •     Add a definition of a "permittee" as follows: "Permittee" means a hunter who has applied for and been selected for this pilot season and is issued a permit to hunt as allowed by this season. Only permittees may kill cougar. Dog handlers may not.

     •     Modify the definition of dog handler to clarify the meaning as follows: "Dog handler" means a person who owns or hunts with dogs that are capable of detecting, tracking, and treeing a cougar. Only up to three dog handlers may "accompany" a permittee in participating in this pilot season.

     •     Language is added to the penalties section to clarify the punishment for violation of this rule as follows: "(9) Penalties: A violation of reporting requirements under subsections (5) and (8)(h); the training requirement under subsection (8)(a); the permit-possession requirement under subsection (8)(b); and the vehicle placard requirement in subsection (8)(g), may be punished under RCW 77.15.750. A violation of the sealing or inspection requirements under subsection (5) may be punished under RCW 77.15.280. A violation of any other provisions of this section may be punished under RCW 77.15.410."


     WAC 232-28-286 2010, 2011, and 2012 Spring black bear seasons and regulations.

     Changes from the text of the proposed rule and reasons for difference:


     •     Insert the following language at the beginning of the rule: "It is unlawful to fail to comply with the provisions below. Violators may be punished under RCW 77.15.410, 77.15.245, and 77.15.280 (1)(c)." The reason for the change is to clarify the penalties that may be invoked for violation of this rule.

     •     Change the permit levels in the following hunt areas:


          Ί     GMU 101 from 15 to 19

          Ί     GMU 105 from 10 to 13

          Ί     GMU 108 from 5 to 7

          Ί     GMU 111 from 10 to 13

          Ί     GMU 117 from 15 to 19

          Ί     GMU 212 from 15 to 19

          Ί     GMU 501 from 50 to 75


     The purpose of the change is to increase bear harvest to address nuisance and damage by bears.


     •     For the Lincoln hunt, change the season end date from May 31 to June 15. The reason for the change is because bear damage continues through mid-June and the purpose of the season is to remove bears during peak damage periods.


     WAC 232-28-287 2009-2010, 2010-2011, 2011-2012 Cougar permit seasons and regulations.

     Changes from the text of the proposed rule and reasons for difference:


     •     Insert the following language at the beginning of the rule: "It is unlawful to fail to comply with the provisions below. Violators may be punished under RCW 77.15.410, 77.15.245, and 77.15.280 (1)(c)." The reason for the change is to clarify the penalties that may be invoked for violation of this rule.

     •     Punctuation was added to improve readability and accuracy.


     WAC 232-28-288 Fall black bear hunting seasons and regulations.

     Changes from the text of the proposed rule and reasons for difference:


     •     Insert the following language at the beginning of the rule: "It is unlawful to fail to comply with the provisions below. Violators may be punished under RCW 77.15.410, 77.15.245, and 77.15.280 (1)(c)." The reason for the change is to clarify the penalties that may be invoked for violation of this rule.

     •     Add status quo 2011 fall bear seasons with calendar date adjustments. The reason for the change is because the opening day of fall bear season in three units is a Saturday, thus needing a calendar date adjustment.


     WAC 232-28-290 Washington raffle hunts.

     Changes from the text of the proposed rule and reasons for difference: None.


     WAC 232-28-291 Special hunting season permits.

     Changes from the text of the proposed rule and reasons for difference:


     •     Add the word "categories" to the maximum group size listed by species to make it clear that the group sizes correspond to the new categories being proposed.

     •     To clarify how many choices would be allowed under each permit application category, add the following language: "Permit applications will allow four choices for all categories except the quality category for deer and elk will allow two choices."

     •     Add the following language under section D to provide clarity in the way accumulated points will be handled during the 2010 transition from single species permit categories to multiple categories within each species.

          iii. An applicant's accumulated point totals, immediately prior to sales of the 2010 permit applications, will be replicated across all categories for that species. The point replication will only occur in 2010, during the transition from single species categories to multiple categories of the same species. Applicants for any new category added in the future will begin with the point awarded at the time of the initial application purchase.

     •     For clarity, change the sentence, "Incomplete applications will not be accepted or entered into the drawing" to read "Incomplete, ineligible, or inaccurate applications will not be accepted or entered into the drawing."

     •     Add the following language:


     F. Permits will be voided if the applicant is found to be ineligible or to have provided an application based on inaccurate information.

     G. The purchase of an application will result in one accrued point for the category purchased.

     This information is added so that permit applicants would have a clear understanding of the application process.


     WAC 232-28-292 Washington auction hunts.

     Changes from the text of the proposed rule and reasons for difference: None.


     WAC 232-28-295 Landowner hunting permits.

     Changes from the text of the proposed rule and reasons for difference:


     •     Several edits were made to the language used in the rule to improve readability.

     •     Insert the following language at the beginning of the rule: "A violation of this section will be punished under RCW 77.15.410." The reason for the change is to clarify the penalties that may be invoked for violation of this rule.


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

     Changes from the text of the proposed rule and reasons for difference:


     •     Under Elk Areas, substitute the following language for Elk Area 4601. This change provides clearer description language for a new Elk Area. The new language has been confirmed on site by Regional staff and will be more readily discernible for hunters.


     Elk Area No. 4601 North Bend (King County): That portion of King County GMU 460 beginning within the following described boundary. Beginning at the interchange of State Route (SR) 18 and I-90; W on I-90 to SE 82nd St, Exit 22, at the town of Preston; N on SE 82nd Street to Preston Fall City Rd SE (Old SR 203); N on Preston Fall City Rd SE to SE Fall City Snoqualmie Rd (SR 202) at the town of Fall City; E on SE Fall City Snoqualmie Rd to the crossing of Tokul Creek; N and E up Tokul Creek to its crossing with Tokul Rd SE; S on SE Tokul Rd to SE 53rd Way; E on SE 53rd Way where it turns into 396th Dr SE then S on 396th Dr SE to SE Reinig Rd; E on SE Reinig Rd to 428th Ave SE; N on 428th Ave SE to where it turns into North Fork Rd SE; N and E on North Fork Rd SE to Ernie's Grove Rd; E on Ernie's Grove Rd to SE 70th St; N on SE 70th St to its ends at Fantastic Falls on North Fork Snoqualmie River; SW down the North Fork Snoqualmie River to Fantastic Falls and the Mt Si Natural Resource Conservation Area boundary then S and E along southern boundary of the Mt. Si NRCA the end of Moon Valley Rd SE; S and W on Moon Valley Rd SE to where it turns into SE 87th St; W on SE 87th to 436th Pl SE; S on 436th Pl SE to 436th Ave SE; S on 436th Ave SE to SE 92nd St; W on SE 92nd St to 428th Ave SE; S on 428th Ave SE to the crossing of the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River; S and E up the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River to SE Mt Si Road; E on SE Mt Si to the "School Bus" turnaround at SE 114th St and Mt Si Road; S on 480th Ave SE to SE 130th St; S and E on SE 130th St to its end; SSE overland from the end of SE 130th St, over the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River, to the end of 486th Ave SE; S on 486th Ave SE to the intersection with SE Middle Fork Road; Due S, from said intersection, up Grouse Mountain toward its peak, to the logging road adjacent to Grouse Mountain Peak; S down the logging road to Grouse Ridge Access Rd; W on Grouse Ridge Access Road which becomes SE 146th St; W on SE 146th St to 468th Ave SE (SE Edgewick Rd); S on 468th Ave SE (SE Edgewick Rd) to I-90 then east along I-90 to the W boundary of Olallie/Twin Falls State Park then S along the state park western boundary to its most western boundary where it intersects with the boundary of the Iron Horse State Park; W along the boundary of Iron Horse State Park to the boundary of the Rattlesnake Lake Recreation Area; W along the boundary of the Rattlesnake Lake Recreation Area to Cedar Falls Rd SE; N along the Cedar Falls Rd to SE 174th Way; W on SE 174th Way to SE 174th St; W on SE 174th St to SE 173rd St; W on SE 173rd St to SE 170th Pl; W on SE 170th Pl to SE 169th St; W on SE 169th St to 424th Ave SE; N on 424th Ave SE to SE 168th St; W on SE 168th St to 422 Ave SE; N on 422 Ave SE to 426th Way SE; S on 426th Way SE to SE 164th St; E on SE 164th St to Uplands Way SE; W on Uplands Way SE to the crossing with the Power Transmission Lines; W along the Power Transmission Lines to the Winery Rd; NW on the Winery Rd to SE 99th Rd; W and N on SE 99th Rd to the I-90 interchange, at Exit 27; SW on I-90 to the interchange with SR 18 and the point of beginning.


     •     Under Elk Areas, substitute the following language for Elk Area 6054. This change provides clearer description language for a new Elk Area. The new language has been confirmed on site by Regional staff and will be more readily discernible for hunters.


     Elk Area 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. That portion of GMU 654 beginning at the intersection of Mount Rainier National Park's western boundary and State Route (SR) 706; W on SR 706 to 278th Ave E; N on 278th Ave E to WA Dept of Natural Resources' (DNR) 1300 Rd; NW on DNR 1300 Rd to Scott Turner Rd; NW on Scott Turner Rd to Alder Cutoff Rd; W and NE on Alder Cutoff Rd to Center St SE in the town of Eatonville; NW on Center St SE to SR 161; N and W on SR 161 to Orville Rd E; N on Orville Rd E, past Lake Ohop and Lake Kapowsin, to the bridge crossing the Puyallup River; SE up the Puyallup River to Mount Rainier National Park's western boundary; S on Rainier National Park's western boundary to SR 706 and the point of the beginning.


     •     Under deer areas, substitute the following language to better address the boundary and management issues.


     Deer Area No. 2010 Benge (Adams & Whitman County Counties): That part of GMU 284 beginning at the town of Washtucna; north on SR 261 to Weber Road; east on Weber Road to Bengel Benzel Road; north on Bengel Benzel Road to Wellsandt Road; east on Wellsandt Road to McCall Hills Road; south on Hills road to Urquhart Road; east on Urquhart Road to Harder Road; East on Harder 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 George Knott Road; south on George Knott 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.


     •     Under Deer Area 2011, substitute Norton Canyon Road for Davis Canyon Road to correct a road name.


     WAC 232-28-342 Small game seasons.

     Changes from the text of the proposed rule and reasons for difference:


     •     Insert the following language at the beginning of the rule: "It is unlawful to fail to comply with bag, possession, and season limits except as described below. Violations of this section may be punished under RCW 77.15.245, 77.15.400, and 77.15.430, depending on the species hunted and the violation." The reason for the change is to clarify the penalties that may be invoked for violation of this rule.

     •     The licensing requirements were changed by the legislature in 2009. These changes reflect that legislation.


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

     Changes from the text of the proposed rule and reasons for difference:


     •     The following should be added at the beginning of the rule to clarify the penalty for violations: "It is unlawful to fail to comply with bag, possession, and season limits except as described below. Violations of this section will be punished under RCW 77.15.410."

     •     Maintain the deer hunting closure in GMU 490 (Cedar River). This change allows additional time to negotiate hunter access with the landowner.

     •     Under the late general season for western Washington black-tailed deer, GMU 410 should be removed from the "Any buck" category. GMU 410 should only appear in the "Any deer" category. This change corrects an error that was made last year.

     •     Delete GMUs 574 and 578 from the late black-tailed deer hunt for modern firearm hunters. These units were not part of the 2009-11 hunting season rules adopted last year and were added in error earlier this year.

     •     Under the modern firearm general season table, in the Hunters 65 and Over, Disabled, or Youth General Seasons section, the season dates for antlerless white-tailed deer should change from October 16 - 29 to October 21 - 24. There have been two very hard winters, presenting the need to reduce the antlerless harvest so that the population can recover quicker.

     •     Under the archery general seasons, GMU 603 should be moved from any deer to any buck. All of these northern Olympic peninsula units are experiencing low recruitment and antlerless harvest is not appropriate at this time.

     •     GMU 124 should be moved to the any white-tailed deer row and out of the any white-tailed buck row. This area is not seeing the same problems with deer survival as the more northern units in GMUs 101-121.

     •     Under the early muzzleloader season for western Washington black-tailed deer, GMU 636 should be moved from the "Any buck" category to the "2 pt. min." category. When the new muzzleloader season for GMU 636 was added last year, it was inadvertently put into the wrong category. This change will make the muzzleloader season consistent with the modern firearm and archery seasons in this GMU.

     •     Under Modern, General Season, eastern Washington white-tailed deer, add GMU 373 to Oct. 16-29, any white-tailed buck. This change corrects an oversight in the last three year package process.


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

     Changes from the text of the proposed rule and reasons for difference:


     •     Insert the following language at the beginning of the rule to clarify the penalty for violation: "It is unlawful to fail to comply with bag, possession, and season limits except as described below. Violations of this section will be punished under RCW 77.15.410."

     •     Language was added to the last sentence in the True Spike - Bull Antler Restrictions section to read: "All other types of violations of the true spike restriction are subject to current penalties and assessments under RCW 77.15.410 and 77.15.420." This clarifies the penalty for violation.

     •     Maintain the elk hunting closure in GMU 490. This change allows additional time to negotiate hunter access with the landowner.

     •     Under the Master Hunter hunt in Elk Area 3911, split the season to avoid the modern firearm general season. This change is to better manage damage issues and maintain an orderly hunt on private lands in this unit. The early season dates were modified to end on October 29, 2010, and October 28, 2011, and the later season dates were modified to start on November 8, 2010, and November 7, 2011.

     •     Change the beginning season date for the Eastern Washington Late Archery General Elk Season from Nov. 24 to Nov. 25. This change avoids an overlap with the late modern firearm deer permit season.

     •     Under late archery, the 3911 hunt should indicate that it is open to Master Hunters only. This change corrects an error in the earlier versions of the rule.

     •     The early general season muzzleloader elk hunt in GMU 245 should have been for any elk; this GMU is outside the area managed for elk.

     •     Under late muzzleloader, all of the hunts in Elk Area 3911 should indicate Master Hunter only. This change corrects an error in the earlier versions of the rule.


     WAC 232-28-353 2009 Deer special permits.

     Changes from the text of the proposed rule and reasons for difference: None.


     WAC 232-28-354 2009 Elk special permits.

     Changes from the text of the proposed rule and reasons for difference: None.


     WAC 232-28-355 Deer special permits.

     Changes from the text of the proposed rule and reasons for difference:


     •     Add year 2010 to the title. The title of the WAC should now read: "2010 Deer Special Permits." This change specifies the year which the special permit hunting seasons are valid.

     •     Insert the following language at the beginning of the rule to clarify the penalty for violation: "It is unlawful to fail to comply with bag, possession, and season limits except as described below. Violations of this section will be punished under RCW 77.15.410."

     •     For consistency throughout the rule, the weapon/tag references were changed from "modern firearm" to "modern."

     •     Increase the number of permits available for the GMU 485 Green River hunt from 5 to 10. The permits in GMU 485 are negotiated between the landowners, the Muckleshoot tribe, and the department. This change reflects the current agreement.

     •     Under the "Quality" category, changes the Desert Archery permit hunt dates to Nov. 29 - Dec. 12 to avoid an overlap with the modern firearm permit hunters.

     •     Under the buck category, move the East Klickitat, Grayback, and West Klickitat hunts to the youth category. Place the hunts adjacent to the antlerless hunts of the same name. This change will facilitate youth points to be accrued and expended in the proper category under the new special permits system.

     •     Under the buck category, add 8 permits to the Alkali muzzleloader special permit hunt. This change is to correct a typographical error.

     •     Under the antlerless category, white-tailed deer antlerless permits were shifted from muzzleloader to modern firearm to provide opportunity to both groups. Fifty permits were provided to modern firearm hunters and one hundred were provided to muzzleloader hunters.

     •     Insert the following language to clarify the license and tag requirements for second deer permits: "Second deer permits are only valid with the purchase of a second deer license. The second deer license must be for the same tag type as the first deer license."

     •     The Republic hunt was moved from the 2nd tag category to the Master Hunter category because this hunt will need to be carefully coordinated with the town of Republic and individual property owners.

     •     Change the permit level under the 2nd deer permit category for the Kahlotus hunt for modern tag holders from 50 to 20 permits. The antlerless deer harvest in this unit increased more dramatically than expected during the previous year.

     •     Delete the permits in the 2nd deer category for GMU 485 Green River. The permits in GMU 485 are negotiated between the landowners, the Muckleshoot tribe, and the department. This change reflects the current agreement.

     •     Under the second deer category, the archery permits for Mt Spokane, Mica Peak, Spokane North, and Spokane South hunts should start on November 25th for the later part of the permit season to avoid an overlap with modern firearm quality permits in these areas.

     •     Under the second deer category, the archery permit hunt in Deer Area 1080 Colfax should be changed to a muzzleloader hunt. This area is not very conducive to archery hunting.

     •     Under the Youth category, delete the Steptoe and Almota Youth hunts. These are redundant with general season opportunities for youth hunters and are therefore unnecessary.

     •     Change the permit level under the Youth deer permit category for the Kahlotus hunt from 15 to 10 permits. The antlerless deer harvest in this unit increased more dramatically than expected during the previous year.

     •     Under the "Youth" category, changes the Benge hunt permit dates to Oct. 30 - Nov. 7 to avoid overlap with the modern firearm general season.

     •     Under the Senior 65+ category in the hunt name column delete the "S" after Yale and delete the "C" after North River. These letters are no longer necessary under the new system.

     •     Under the Hunters with Disabilities category, delete the "E" after the Capitol Peak hunt, and delete the "F" after the North River hunt. These letters are no longer necessary under the new system.

     •     For both Capitol Peak hunt and North River hunt, delete the word "muzzleloader" from the hunt date column. This change eliminates redundant terminology.

     •     Under the Quality category, for Modern, change the number of permits for Ritzville, Nov. 1-20, to 9 permits. This change reflects the allocation of special permits for bucks between the three primary user groups.

     •     Under the Quality category, for Modern, change the number of permits for Naneum, Nov. 15-21, to 15 permits. This change reflects the allocation of special permits for bucks between the three primary user groups.

     •     Under the Quality category, for Modern, change the number of permits for Teanaway, Nov. 15-21, to 15 permits. This change reflects the allocation of special permits for bucks between the three primary user groups.

     •     Under the Quality category, for Archery, change the number of permits for Chiwawa, Dec. 1-8, to 14 permits. This change reflects the allocation of special permits for bucks between the three primary user groups.

     •     Under the Quality category, for Archery, change the number of permits for Slide Ridge, Dec. 1-8, to 3 permits. This change reflects the allocation of special permits for bucks between the three primary user groups.

     •     Under the Quality category, for Archery, change the number of permits for Desert, Nov. 29 - Dec. 12, to 18 permits. This change reflects the allocation of special permits for bucks between the three primary user groups.

     •     Under the Quality category, for Archery, change the number of permits for Naneum, Nov. 24 - Dec. 8, to 7 permits. This change reflects the allocation of special permits for bucks between the three primary user groups.

     •     Under the Quality category, for Archery, change the number of permits for Quilomene, Nov. 24 - Dec. 8, to 11 permits. This change reflects the allocation of special permits for bucks between

     •     Under the Quality category, for Archery, change the number of permits for L. T. Murray, Nov. 24 - Dec. 8, to 9 permits. This change reflects the allocation of special permits for bucks between

     •     Under the Quality category, for Muzzleloader, change the number of permits for Chiwawa, Nov. 25-30, to 2 permits. This change reflects the allocation of special permits for bucks between the three primary user groups.

     •     Under the Quality category, for Muzzleloader, change the number of permits for L. T. Murray, Nov. 8-14, to 2 permits. This change reflects the allocation of special permits for bucks between the three primary user groups.

     •     Under the Bucks category, for Archery, change the number of permits for Alkali, Sept. 1-25, to 4 permits. This change reflects the allocation of special permits for bucks between the three primary user groups.

     •     Under the Bucks category, for Muzzleloader, change the number of permits for Alkali, Sept. 26 - Oct. 15, to 1 permit. This change reflects the allocation of special permits for bucks between the three primary user groups.

     •     Under the Youth category, change the Mount Spokane hunt to:


Spokane North Modern Youth Oct. 16-24 Antlerless Deer Area 1050 50

     •     Under the Youth category, change the date on the Green River, modern to Oct. 30 - Nov. 5. This change corrects an error. The dates in the Green River Watershed are negotiated with the land manager who graciously allows access for state hunters.


     WAC 232-28-356 Elk special permits.

     Changes from the text of the proposed rule and reasons for difference:


     •     Add the year 2010 to the title. The title of the WAC should now read: "2010 Elk Special Permits." This change specifies the year which the special permit hunting seasons are valid.

     •     The following should be added at the beginning of the rule to clarify the penalty for violations: "It is unlawful to fail to comply with bag, possession, and season limits except as described below. Violations of this section will be punished under RCW 77.15.410."

     •     Remove the letter "A" from the name of the Dayton and Tucannon quality hunts, as this letter designation is no longer needed under the new permit system.

     •     In the Quality category, change the dates for the Mission, EF hunt from Sept. 21-25 to Sept. 20-24.

     •     In the Quality category, add a Mission bull permit for muzzleloader tag holders consistent with available opportunity.

     •     Under the bull category for modern elk permits, the number of permits for the Green River hunt should be increased from 3 to 4. The permits in GMU 485 are negotiated between the landowners, the Muckleshoot tribe, and the department. This change reflects the current agreement.

     •     The Sherman, Kelly Hill, and Douglas antlerless elk permits are deleted because these units have an any elk general season for modern firearm hunters.

     •     Delete GMU 149 from the "Prescott-Blue Creek" and "Prescott Dayton" hunts. The elk damage issues in GMU 149 are being addressed in other ways. Remove the Prescott from the names of these two hunts because the Prescott GMU is being removed.

     •     Under the antlerless elk category, the number of permits available in the Malaga permit hunt should be reduced from 35 to 10 to reduce the harvest consistent with population objectives while addressing damage issues. Additionally, the season dates should be changed from Sept. 15-25 to Sept. 14-24 to avoid an overlap with muzzleloader seasons.

     •     Under the antlerless elk category for modern elk permits, add a hunt as follows:


Green River WF Any Oct. 30 - Nov. 5 Antlerless GMU 485 6

     The permits in GMU 485 are negotiated between the landowners, the Muckleshoot tribe, and the department. This change reflects the current agreement.


     •     Under the antlerless elk category, the Tri-Valley hunts for modern firearm and muzzleloader permit levels are reduced to 5 each to reduce overall harvest yet continue to address damage issues.

     •     The Sherman, Kelly Hill, and Douglas antlerless elk permits are deleted because these units have an any elk general season for muzzleloader hunters.

     •     Delete the Mission antlerless hunt listed as 1 permit. This change corrects a typographical error.

     •     Under the antlerless elk permit category, the Wildwood elk hunt for muzzleloader hunters should close on January 15 to correct an error.

     •     Under the Youth category, add 5HC antlerless elk permits for Elk Area 6071 north of Highway 101. This change provides youth opportunity while helping control the Dungeness elk herd.

     •     The following language was added to the Master Hunter permit hunts to clarify that only one elk may be harvested in the area covered by the permit: "For those hunts allowing the purchase of a second tag, only one elk may be killed in the unit under the authorization of the permit."

     •     To create an adequate pool of applicants, Master Hunter weapon/tag requirements were adjusted to reflect any tag.

     •     Under the Master Hunter category the three Trout Lake hunts for dates Dec. 15-31, Jan. 1-14, 2011, and Jan. 15-30, 2011 should all have a double asterisk added (**). This references the footnote on that page indicating these hunts are only taking place on private lands and only archery and legal shotguns are allowed.

     •     Under the Quality category for Modern (EF) elk permits, the number of permits for Prescott, Oct. 25 - Nov. 7, should be changed to 8. This change reflects the allocation of special permits for bulls between the three primary user groups.

     •     Under the Quality category for Modern (EF) elk permits, the number of permits for Blue Creek, Oct. 25 - Nov. 7, should be changed to 6. This change reflects the allocation of special permits for bulls between the three primary user groups.

     •     Under the Quality category for Modern (EF) elk permits, the number of permits for Tucannon, Oct. 25 - Nov. 7, should be changed to 9. This change reflects the allocation of special permits for bulls between the three primary user groups.

     •     Under the Quality category for Modern (EF) elk permits, the number of permits for Wenaha East, Oct. 25 - Nov. 7, should be changed to 12. This change reflects the allocation of special permits for bulls between the three primary user groups.

     •     Under the Quality category for Modern (EF) elk permits, the number of permits for Mountain View, Oct. 25 - Nov. 7, should be changed to 11. This change reflects the allocation of special permits for bulls between the three primary user groups.

     •     Under the Quality category for Modern (EF) elk permits, the number of permits for Couse, Oct. 25 - Nov. 7, should be changed to 2. This change reflects the allocation of special permits for bulls between the three primary user groups.

     •     Under the Quality category for Modern (EF) elk permits, the number of permits for Colockum, Oct. 25 - Nov. 7, should be changed to 2. This change reflects the allocation of special permits for bulls between the three primary user groups.

     •     Under the Quality category for Modern (EF) elk permits, the number of permits for Little Naches, Oct. 1-10, should be changed to 7. This change reflects a response to the number of bulls counted in the Feb. - Mar. surveys.

     •     Under the Quality category for Archery (EA) elk permits, the number of permits for Blue Creek, Sept. 1-19, should be changed to 4. This change reflects the allocation of special permits for bulls between the three primary user groups.

     •     Under the Quality category for Archery (EA) elk permits, the number of permits for Dayton, Sept. 1-19, should be changed to 14. This change reflects the allocation of special permits for bulls between the three primary user groups.

     •     Under the Quality category for Archery (EA) elk permits, the number of permits for Tucannon, Sept. 1-19, should be changed to 4. This change reflects the allocation of special permits for bulls between the three primary user groups.

     •     Under the Quality category for Archery (EA) elk permits, the number of permits for Wenaha West, Sept. 1-19, should be changed to 4. This change reflects the allocation of special permits for bulls between the three primary user groups.

     •     Under the Quality category for Archery (EA) elk permits, the number of permits for Mountain View, Sept. 1-19, should be changed to 6. This change reflects the allocation of special permits for bulls between the three primary user groups.

     •     Under the Quality category for Archery (EA) elk permits, the number of permits for Colockum, Sept. 7-19, should be changed to 2. This change reflects the allocation of special permits for bulls between the three primary user groups.

     •     Under the Quality category for Archery (EA) elk permits, the number of permits for Peaches Ridge, Sept. 7-19, should be changed to 74. This change reflects the allocation of special permits for bulls between the three primary user groups.

     •     Under the Quality category for Archery (EA) elk permits, the number of permits for Observatory, Sept. 7-19, should be changed to 87. This change reflects the allocation of special permits for bulls between the three primary user groups.

     •     Under the Quality category for Archery (EA) elk permits, the number of permits for Goose Prairie, Sept. 7-19, should be changed to 60. This change reflects the allocation of special permits for bulls between the three primary user groups.

     •     Under the Quality category for Archery (EA) elk permits, the number of permits for Bethel, Sept. 7-19, should be changed to 18. This change reflects the allocation of special permits for bulls between the three primary user groups.

     •     Under the Quality category for Archery (EA) elk permits, the number of permits for Rimrock, Sept. 7-19, should be changed to 98. This change reflects the allocation of special permits for bulls between the three primary user groups.

     •     Under the Quality category for Archery (EA) elk permits, the number of permits for Cowiche, Sept. 7-19, should be changed to 12. This change reflects the allocation of special permits for bulls between the three primary user groups.

     •     Under the Quality category for Archery (WA) elk permits, the number of permits for Margaret, Sept. 7-19 and Dec. 1-15, should be changed to 8. This change reflects the allocation of special permits for bulls between the three primary user groups.

     •     Under the Quality category for Archery (WA) elk permits, the number of permits for Toutle, Sept. 7-19 and Dec. 1-15, should be changed to 83. This change reflects the allocation of special permits for bulls between the three primary user groups.

     •     Under the Quality category for Archery (WA) elk permits, the number of permits for White River, Sept. 7-19, should be changed to 13. This change reflects the allocation of special permits for bulls between the three primary user groups.

     •     Under the Quality category for Muzzleloader (EM) elk permits, the number of permits for Dayton, Oct. 1-15, should be changed to 6. This change reflects the allocation of special permits for bulls between the three primary user groups.

     •     Under the Quality category for Muzzleloader (EM) elk permits, the number of permits for Wenaha West, Oct. 1-15, should be changed to 2. This change reflects the allocation of special permits for bulls between the three primary user groups.

     •     Under the Quality category for Muzzleloader (EM) elk permits, the number of permits for Mountain View, Oct. 1-15, should be changed to 3. This change reflects the allocation of special permits for bulls between the three primary user groups.

     •     Under the Quality category for Muzzleloader (EM) elk permits, the number of permits for Peola, Oct. 1-15, should be changed to 6. This change reflects the allocation of special permits for bulls between the three primary user groups.

     •     Under the Quality category for Muzzleloader (EM) elk permits, the number of permits for Peaches Ridge, Oct. 1-10, should be changed to 17. This change reflects the allocation of special permits for bulls between the three primary user groups.

     •     Under the Quality category for Muzzleloader (EM) elk permits, the number of permits for Observatory, Oct. 1-10, should be changed to 16. This change reflects the allocation of special permits for bulls between the three primary user groups.

     •     Under the Quality category for Muzzleloader (EM) elk permits, the number of permits for Goose Prairie, Oct. 1-10, should be changed to 10. This change reflects the allocation of special permits for bulls between the three primary user groups.

     •     Under the Quality category for Muzzleloader (EM) elk permits, the number of permits for Bethel, Oct. 1-10, should be changed to 8. This change reflects the allocation of special permits for bulls between the three primary user groups.

     •     Under the Quality category for Muzzleloader (EM) elk permits, the number of permits for Rimrock, Oct. 1-10, should be changed to 17. This change reflects the allocation of special permits for bulls between the three primary user groups.

     •     Under the Quality category for Muzzleloader (EM) elk permits, the number of permits for Cowiche, Oct. 1-10, should be changed to 6. This change reflects the allocation of special permits for bulls between the three primary user groups.

     •     Under the Quality category for Muzzleloader (WM) elk permits, the number of permits for Margaret, Oct. 2-8, should be changed to 5. This change reflects the allocation of special permits for bulls between the three primary user groups.

     •     Under the Quality category for Muzzleloader (WM) elk permits, the number of permits for Toutle, Oct. 2-8, should be changed to 30. This change reflects the allocation of special permits for bulls between the three primary user groups.

     •     Under the Bull category for Modern (EF) elk permits, change the date for the Mission hunt to Oct 25 - Nov. 7. This change replaces last year's dates with the correct dates for 2010.

     •     Under the Bull category for Modern (EF) elk permits, the number of permits for Teanaway, Dec. 18-31, should be changed to 9. This change reflects the allocation of special permits for bulls between the three primary user groups.

     •     Under the Bull category for Modern (EF) elk permits, the number of permits for Peaches Ridge, Oct. 25 - Nov. 7, should be changed to 98. This change reflects the allocation of special permits for bulls between the three primary user groups.

     •     Under the Bull category for Modern (EF) elk permits, the number of permits for Observatory, Oct. 25 - Nov. 7, should be changed to 52. This change reflects the allocation of special permits for bulls between the three primary user groups.

     •     Under the Bull category for Modern (EF) elk permits, the number of permits for Goose Prairie, Oct. 25 - Nov. 7, should be changed to 55. This change reflects the allocation of special permits for bulls between the three primary user groups.

     •     Under the Bull category for Modern (EF) elk permits, the number of permits for Bethel, Oct. 25 - Nov. 7, should be changed to 31. This change reflects the allocation of special permits for bulls between the three primary user groups.

     •     Under the Bull category for Modern (EF) elk permits, the number of permits for Rimrock, Oct. 25 - Nov. 7, should be changed to 124. This change reflects the allocation of special permits for bulls between the three primary user groups.

     •     Under the Bull category for Modern (WF) elk permits, the number of permits for Green River, Oct. 30 - Nov. 5, should be changed to 6. This change reflects the negotiated level of harvest with the land manager and the tribes.

     •     Under the Bull category for Modern (WF) elk permits, the number of permits for Skokomish, Nov. 6-16, should be changed to 10. This change reflects the allocation of special permits for bulls between the three primary user groups.

     •     Under the Bull category for Modern (WF) elk permits, the number of permits for White River, Nov. 6-16, should be changed to 30. This change reflects the allocation of special permits for bulls between the three primary user groups.

     •     Under the Bull category for Archery (EA) elk permits, the number of permits for Teanaway, Nov. 24 - Dec. 8, should be changed to 13. This change reflects the allocation of special permits for bulls between the three primary user groups.

     •     Under the Bull category for Muzzleloader (EM) elk permits, the number of permits for Teanaway, Dec. 9-17, should be changed to 8. This change reflects the allocation of special permits for bulls between the three primary user groups.

     •     Under the Bull category for Muzzleloader (WM) elk permits, the number of permits for Olympic, Oct. 2-8, should be changed to 5. This change reflects the allocation of special permits for bulls between the three primary user groups.

     •     Under the Bull category for Muzzleloader (WM) elk permits, the number of permits for Skokomish, Oct. 2-8, should be changed to 5. This change reflects the allocation of special permits for bulls between the three primary user groups.

     •     Delete the Green River, Oct. 30 - Nov. 5, hunt for antlerless elk. This change is a response to aerial surveys conducted on March 26th.

     •     Under the Antlerless category for Muzzleloader (EM) elk permits, the number of permits for Turnbull, Oct. 2-8, should be changed to 9 permits. This reflects a new restriction established by USFWS Refuge staff to accommodate and coordinate the hunt.

     •     Under the Antlerless category for Muzzleloader (EM) elk permits, the number of permits for Turnbull, Nov. 24 - Dec. 8, should be changed to 9 permits. This reflects a new restriction established by USFWS Refuge staff to accommodate and coordinate the hunt.

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

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

     Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 3, Amended 19, Repealed 2.

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

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

     Date Adopted: April 9-10, 2010.

Miranda Wecker, Chair

Fish and Wildlife Commission

OTS-2968.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 09-15-122, filed 7/17/09, effective 8/17/09)

WAC 220-55-115   Recreational license dealer's fees.   License dealers may charge a license issuance fee as follows:

     (1) Two dollars for the issuance of any of the following fishing licenses:

     (a) A combination license.

     (b) A saltwater license.

     (c) A freshwater license.

     (d) A two-day temporary fishing license.

     (e) A family fishing weekend license.

     (f) A shellfish and seaweed license.

     (g) A razor clam license.

     (2) Two dollars for the issuance of any of the following hunting licenses:

     (a) A big game combination license.

     (b) A small game license.

     (c) A three-consecutive day small game license.

     (3) Two dollars for the issuance of a fish and wildlife lands vehicle use permit when issued separately from an annual freshwater, saltwater or combination fishing license, or separately from an annual small game hunting license, big game combination license, or trapping license.

     (4) Notwithstanding the provisions of this section, if any two or more licenses are issued at the same time, or the fish and wildlife lands vehicle use permit is issued with any recreational license, the license issuance fee for the document is two dollars.

     (5) Fifty cents for the issuance of any of the following:

     (a) A deer, elk, bear, cougar, mountain goat, mountain sheep, moose, or turkey transport tag.

     (b) A state of Washington migratory bird stamp.

     (c) A Western Washington pheasant permit.

     (d) An application for a special permit hunt.

     (e) A migratory bird hunting authorization (including harvest report card).

     (f) A replacement of substitute special hunting season permit.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047, 77.12.040, 77.12.020, 77.12.570, 77.12.210. 09-15-122, § 220-55-115, filed 7/17/09, effective 8/17/09. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 04-17-097 (Order 04-216), § 220-55-115, filed 8/17/04, effective 9/17/04; 01-10-030 (Order 01-62), § 220-55-115, filed 4/24/01, effective 5/25/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.32.050. 00-11-178 (Order 00-80), § 220-55-115, filed 5/24/00, effective 6/24/00. Statutory Authority: SB 5020 and RCW 75.08.090. 99-17-095 (Order 99-129), § 220-55-115, filed 8/17/99, effective 9/17/99. Statutory Authority: 1998 c 191 and RCW 75.08.080. 99-03-029 (Order 99-02), § 220-55-115, filed 1/13/99, effective 2/13/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 94-01-001, § 220-55-115, filed 12/1/93, effective 1/1/94; 89-07-071 (Order 89-05), § 220-55-115, filed 3/20/89; 88-05-002 (Order 88-03), § 220-55-115, filed 2/4/88; 80-03-064 (Order 80-12), § 220-55-115, filed 2/27/80, effective 4/1/80. Formerly WAC 220-105-047.]

OTS-2947.2


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 09-53, filed 4/15/09, effective 5/16/09)

WAC 232-12-047   Unlawful methods for hunting.   (1) It is unlawful to hunt any big game with:

     (a) A fully automatic firearm.

     (b) A centerfire cartridge less than 22 caliber for cougar.

     (c) A centerfire cartridge less than 24 caliber for any other big game.

     (d) A shotgun, provided that a 20 gauge, or larger shotgun, using shells loaded with slugs or buckshot size #1 or larger, may be used to hunt deer, bear, and cougar.

     (e) A shotgun for any other big game, except that a 12 gauge or 10 gauge shotgun using slugs may be used.

     (f) A handgun during a modern firearm season that does not meet the following criteria: Have a minimum barrel length of four inches, per manufacturer's specification, and fire a centerfire cartridge.

     (g) Any rimfire cartridge.

     (2) It is unlawful to hunt game birds with a shotgun capable of holding more than three shells.

     (3) It is unlawful to hunt game birds or game animals, except bullfrogs, in a manner other than with a firearm, a bow and arrow, or by falconry, except in those designated areas where crossbows are allowed.

     (4) Rules pertaining to crossbows:

     (a) It is unlawful to hunt big game animals with a crossbow with a draw weight less than 125 pounds, a limb width less than 24 inches, a draw length less than 14 inches, and a trigger safety that does not work properly.

     (b) It is unlawful to hunt big game animals with any arrow or bolt measuring less than 16 inches in length and weighing less than 350 grains.

     (c) It is unlawful to hunt game animals or game birds with a crossbow that weighs more than 15 pounds.

     (d) It is unlawful to hunt big game animals with any arrow or bolt that does not have a sharp broadhead and the broadhead blade or blades are less than seven-eighths inch wide.

     (e) It is unlawful to hunt big game animals with a broadhead blade unless the broadhead is unbarbed and completely closed at the back end of the blade or blades by a smooth, unbroken surface starting at maximum blade width and forming a smooth line toward the feather end of the shaft, and such line does not angle toward the point.

     (f) It is unlawful to hunt big game animals with a retractable broadhead.

     (5) Hunters with disabilities may use a crossbow with a special use permit as conditioned in WAC 232-12-054.

     (((5))) (6) It is unlawful to hunt game animals or game birds with a shotgun larger than 10 gauge.

     (((6))) (7) It is unlawful to hunt game birds with a rifle or handgun, with the exception of blue grouse, spruce grouse and ruffed grouse.

     (8) A violation of this section is punishable under RCW 77.15.400, 77.15.410, or 77.15.430, depending on the species hunted.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047, 77.12.020, 77.12.570, 77.12.210, 77.12.150, 77.12.240. 09-09-083 (Order 09-53), § 232-12-047, filed 4/15/09, effective 5/16/09. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047 and 77.12.020. 04-11-036 (Order 04-98), § 232-12-047, filed 5/12/04, effective 6/12/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040, 77.12.010, 77.12.020, 77.12.770, 77.12.780. 00-11-137 (Order 00-50), § 232-12-047, filed 5/23/00, effective 6/23/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040. 98-10-006 (Order 98-53), § 232-12-047, filed 4/22/98, effective 5/23/98; 90-14-108 (Order 449), § 232-12-047, filed 7/5/90, effective 8/5/90; 83-01-006 (Order 198), § 232-12-047, filed 12/2/82; 82-04-034 (Order 177), § 232-12-047, filed 1/28/82; 81-22-002 (Order 174), § 232-12-047, filed 10/22/81; 81-12-029 (Order 165), § 232-12-047, filed 6/1/81. Formerly WAC 232-12-130.]

OTS-2948.2


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 09-53, filed 4/15/09, effective 5/16/09)

WAC 232-12-051   Muzzleloading firearms.   (1) Definitions.

     (a) Muzzleloader: A firearm ((which)) that is loaded from the muzzle and uses black powder or a black powder substitute as recommended by the manufacturer for use in all muzzleloading firearms.

     (b) A muzzleloading firearm shall be considered loaded if a powder charge and a projectile, either shot or single projectile are in the barrel and the barrel or breech is capped or primed.

     (2) It is unlawful to hunt wildlife using a muzzleloading firearm ((which)) that does not meet the following specifications((.)):

     (a) A muzzleloading shotgun or rifle must have a single or double barrel, rifled or smooth-bored.

     (b) A muzzleloading shotgun or rifle used for deer must be .40 caliber or larger. Buckshot size #1 or larger may be used in a smoothbore of .60 caliber or larger for deer.

     (c) A muzzleloading shotgun, rifle, or handgun used for all other big game must be .45 caliber or larger.

     (d) Persons lawfully hunting small game with a double barrel, muzzleloading shotgun may keep both barrels loaded.

     (e) A muzzleloading handgun must have a single or double barrel of at least eight inches, must be rifled, and must be capable of being loaded with forty-five grains or more of black powder or black powder substitute per the manufacturer's recommendations.

     (f) A muzzleloading handgun used for big game must be .45 caliber or larger.

     (g) A handgun designed to be used with black powder, including black powder percussion revolvers, can be used to hunt forest grouse, cottontail rabbits, and snowshoe hares.

     (3) In addition to the above requirements, it is unlawful to participate (hunt) in a muzzleloading hunting season using a firearm ((which)) that does not meet the following specifications for a muzzleloader. However, a modern handgun may be carried for personal protection ((if that person possesses a concealed pistol license as defined in RCW 9.41.070)). Modern handguns cannot be used to hunt big game or dispatch wounded big game during a big game hunting season for muzzleloading firearms.

     (a) Ignition is to be wheel lock, matchlock, flintlock, or percussion using original style percussion caps that fit on the nipple and are exposed to the weather. "Exposed to the weather" means the percussion cap or the frizzen must be visible and not capable of being enclosed by an integral part of the weapon proper. Primers designed to be used in modern cartridges are not legal.

     (b) Sights must be open, peep, or of other open sight design. Fiber optic sights are legal. Telescopic sights or sights containing glass are prohibited.

     (c) It is unlawful to have any electrical device or equipment attached to a muzzleloading firearm while hunting.

     (d) Those persons lawfully hunting big game with a double barrel muzzleloader may only keep one barrel loaded.

     (4) Hunters with disabilities who meet the definition of being visually impaired in WAC 232-12-828 may receive a special use permit that would allow the use of scopes or other visual aids. A disabled hunter permit holder in possession of a special use permit that allows the use of a scope or visual aid may hunt game birds or game animals during muzzleloader seasons.

     (5) Muzzleloading firearms used during a modern firearm season are not required to meet ignition, sight, or double barrel restrictions.

     (6) A violation of this section is punishable under RCW 77.15.400, 77.15.410, or 77.15.430, depending on the species hunted.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047, 77.12.020, 77.12.570, 77.12.210, 77.12.150, 77.12.240. 09-09-083 (Order 09-53), § 232-12-051, filed 4/15/09, effective 5/16/09. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 06-11-032 (Order 06-92), § 232-12-051, filed 5/8/06, effective 6/8/06; 03-13-047 (Order 03-129), § 232-12-051, filed 6/12/03, effective 7/13/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040, 77.12.010, 77.12.020, 77.12.770, 77.12.780. 00-11-137 (Order 00-50), § 232-12-051, filed 5/23/00, effective 6/23/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.055 and 77.12.040. 90-14-109 (Order 450), § 232-12-051, filed 7/5/90, effective 8/5/90; 89-11-062 (Order 393), § 232-12-051, filed 5/18/89. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040. 84-18-013 (Order 234), § 232-12-051, filed 8/28/84; 81-12-029 (Order 165), § 232-12-051, filed 6/1/81. Formerly WAC 232-12-135.]

OTS-2949.2


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 09-53, filed 4/15/09, effective 5/16/09)

WAC 232-12-054   Archery requirements -- Archery special use permits.   (1) Rules pertaining to all archery:

     (a) It is unlawful for any person to carry or have in his possession any firearm while in the field archery hunting, during an archery season specified for that area, except for modern handguns carried for personal protection ((if that person possesses a concealed pistol license as defined by RCW 9.41.070)). Modern handguns cannot be used to hunt big game or dispatch wounded big game during an archery, big game hunting season.

     (b) It is unlawful to have any electrical equipment or electric device(s) attached to the bow or arrow while hunting.

     (c) It is unlawful to shoot a bow and arrow from a vehicle or from, across, or along the maintained portion of a public highway, except that persons with a disabled hunter permit may shoot from a vehicle if the hunter is in compliance with WAC 232-12-828.

     (d) It is unlawful to use any device secured to or supported by the bow for the purpose of maintaining the bow at full draw or in a firing position, except that persons with an archery special use permit may hunt game birds or game animals using a device that stabilizes and holds a long bow, recurve bow, or compound bow at a full draw, and may use a mechanical or electrical release.

     (e) It is unlawful to hunt wildlife with a crossbow((, except in designated areas)) during an archery season. However, disabled hunter permittees in possession of a crossbow special use permit may hunt with a crossbow in any season that allows archery equipment.

     (f) It is unlawful to hunt big game animals with any arrow or bolt that does not have a sharp broadhead, and the broadhead blade or blades are less than seven-eighths inch wide.

     (g) It is unlawful to hunt big game animals with a broadhead blade unless the broadhead is unbarbed and completely closed at the back end of the blade or blades by a smooth, unbroken surface starting at maximum blade width and forming a smooth line toward the feather end of the shaft, and such line does not angle toward the point.

     (h) It is unlawful to hunt big game animals with a retractable broadhead.

     (i) It is unlawful to hunt wildlife with any bow or crossbow equipped with a scope. ((Except)) However, hunters with disabilities who meet the definition of being visually impaired in WAC 232-12-828 may receive a special use permit that would allow the use of scopes or other visual aids. A disabled hunter permit holder in possession of a special use permit that allows the use of a scope or visual aid may hunt game birds or game animals during archery seasons.

     (2) Rules pertaining to long bow, recurve bow and compound bow archery:

     (a) It is unlawful for any person to hunt big game animals with a bow that ((possesses less than)) does not produce a minimum of 40 pounds of pull measured at twenty-eight inches or less draw length.

     (b) It is unlawful to hunt big game animals with any arrow measuring less than 20 inches in length or weighing less than 6 grains per pound of draw weight with a minimum arrow weight of 300 grains.

     (3) ((Rules pertaining to crossbows:

     (a) It is unlawful to hunt big game animals with a crossbow with a draw weight less than 125 pounds, a limb width less than 24 inches, a draw length less than 14 inches, and a working trigger safety.

     (b) It is unlawful to hunt big game animals with any arrow or bolt measuring less than 16 inches in length and weighing less than 350 grains.

     (c) It is unlawful to hunt game animals or game birds with a crossbow that weighs more than 15 pounds.

     (4))) Archery special use permits:

     (a) An archery special use permit is available to a person who possesses a valid disabled hunter permit. An archery special use permit application must be signed by a physician stating that the person's disability is permanent and the person has a loss of use of one or both upper extremities, has a significant limitation in the use of an upper extremity, or has a permanent physical limitation, which loss or limitation substantially impairs the ability to safely hold, grasp, or shoot a long bow, recurve bow or compound bow. The loss or limitation may be the result of, but not limited to, amputation, paralysis, diagnosed disease, or birth defect. The approved archery special use permit must be in the physical possession of the person while using adaptive archery equipment as described in subsection (1)(d) of this section to hunt game birds or game animals.

     (b) A crossbow special use permit is available to a person who meets the requirements for an archery special use permit and is unable to use adaptive archery equipment. Adaptive equipment includes, but is not limited to: Cocking devices that hold the bow at full draw; trigger mechanisms that may be released by mouth, or chin, or hand supporting the bow; and devices that assist in supporting the bow. Information describing types of adaptive equipment will be provided to physicians for their assessment of the applicant's ability to utilize adaptive archery equipment. Muscle weakness, impaired range of motion, or unilateral hand weakness disability, of both hands or both arms or both sides of the upper extremity, may result in an inability to use adaptive archery equipment. Standard tests approved by the American Medical Association may be conducted to assess a person's abilities.

     (4) A violation of this section is punishable under RCW 77.15.400, 77.15.410, or 77.15.430, depending on the species hunted.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047, 77.12.020, 77.12.570, 77.12.210, 77.12.150, 77.12.240. 09-09-083 (Order 09-53), § 232-12-054, filed 4/15/09, effective 5/16/09. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 06-11-032 (Order 06-92), § 232-12-054, filed 5/8/06, effective 6/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047 and 77.12.020. 04-11-036 (Order 04-98), § 232-12-054, filed 5/12/04, effective 6/12/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 03-13-047 (Order 03-129), § 232-12-054, filed 6/12/03, effective 7/13/03; 01-17-068 (Order 01-167), § 232-12-054, filed 8/15/01, effective 9/15/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040, 77.12.010, 77.12.020, 77.12.770, 77.12.780. 00-11-137 (Order 00-50), § 232-12-054, filed 5/23/00, effective 6/23/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040. 90-03-092 (Order 427), § 232-12-054, filed 1/24/90, effective 2/24/90; 88-13-012 (Order 310), § 232-12-054, filed 6/6/88; 81-12-029 (Order 165), § 232-12-054, filed 6/1/81. Formerly WAC 232-12-140.]

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AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 96-193, filed 11/5/96, effective 12/6/96)

WAC 232-12-284   Bighorn sheep -- Marking requirements.   (1) For the purpose of this regulation, horns shall be defined as the permanent, paired, hollow sheath of bighorn sheep ram attached to the bony core and skull.

     (2) It is unlawful for a person who kills or possesses a bighorn sheep ram taken in Washington to fail, within ten days after acquisition, to personally present the horns for inspection and permanent marking at a department regional office. A department employee shall permanently mark one of the horns of each lawfully acquired bighorn sheep. A violation of this subsection is punishable under RCW 77.15.280 (1)(c).

     (3) It is unlawful for any person to possess the horns of a bighorn sheep ram taken in Washington without one of the horns being permanently marked by the department. A violation of this subsection is punishable under RCW 77.15.410.

     (4) A person may not transfer ownership or possession of bighorn sheep horns by offering them for sale, selling them, purchasing them, or bartering them, without a written permit authorized by the director. It is unlawful for any person who transfers ownership or possession of the horns of a bighorn sheep ((which has)) ram that have been permanently marked to fail to give written notice of the transfer to the department within ten days after the transfer. A violation of this subsection is punishable under RCW 77.15.750.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040. 96-22-073 (Order 96-193), § 232-12-284, filed 11/5/96, effective 12/6/96; 81-12-029 (Order 165), § 232-12-284, filed 6/1/81.]

OTS-2951.2


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 09-53, filed 4/15/09, effective 5/16/09)

WAC 232-28-248   Special closures and firearm restriction areas.  


RESTRICTED AND PROHIBITED HUNTING AREAS.


These areas are closed by Fish and Wildlife Commission action. Other areas may be closed to hunting by local, state or federal regulations.


IT IS ILLEGAL TO HUNT EXCEPT WHERE PROVIDED IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS:


1. Parker Lake (GMU 117, Pend Oreille County): All lands south of Ruby Creek Road (USFS Road 2489), north of Tacoma Creek Road (USFS Road 2389) and west of Bonneville Power Administration power lines are designated as "CLOSED AREA" to the hunting of wild animals and wild birds year round. The Parker Lake closure was established to provide a protected area for the Air Force Military Survival Training Program.
2. Columbia River and all the islands in the river, and the Benton County shoreline below the high water mark, and any peninsula originating on the Benton County shoreline, between Vernita Bridge (Highway 24) downstream to the old Hanford townsite powerline crossing (wooden towers) in Section 24, T 13 N, R 27 E, is designated as a "CLOSED AREA" to the hunting of wild animals and wild birds.
3. Green River (GMU 485): Except for special permit hunters, who may also take a black bear and/or cougar with the appropriate license/tag options, all lands within GMU 485 are designated as a "CLOSED AREA" to the hunting of big game by Department of Fish and Wildlife regulated hunters throughout the year. During the general westside elk season and general and late deer seasons, all lands within GMU 485 are also designated as a "CLOSED AREA" to the hunting of all wild animals (including wild birds). The City of Tacoma enforces trespass within GMU 485 on lands owned or controlled by the City during all times of the year.
4. McNeil Island: McNeil Island (part of GMU 652) is closed to the hunting of all wild animals (including wild birds) year around.
5. Loo-wit (GMU 522): Closed to hunting and trapping within GMU 522 (Loo-wit), except for the hunting of elk by special permit holders during established seasons and designated areas.
6. The Voice of America Dungeness Recreation Area County Park in Clallam County is closed to all hunting except Wednesdays, weekends, and holidays, from the first weekend in October to the end of January.
7. A violation of any provision in 1. through 6. under "Restricted and Prohibited Hunting Areas" is punishable under RCW 77.15.400, 77.15.410, or 77.15.430, depending upon the species hunted.

BIG GAME CLOSURES


It is unlawful to hunt big game in the following closed areas, unless otherwise specified:


1. Clark, Cowlitz, Pacific, and Wahkiakum counties are closed to Columbian Whitetail Deer hunting.
2. Cathlamet: Beginning in the town of Skamokawa; then east along SR 4 to the Risk Road; then south and east along the Risk Road to Foster Road; then south along the Foster Road to the Elochoman River; then upstream along the Elochoman River to the Elochoman Valley Road (old SR 407); then west along the Elochoman Valley Road to SR 4; then east along SR 4 to SR 409; then south along SR 409 to the Cathlamet Channel of the Columbia River; then east along the north shore of the Cathlamet Channel to Cape Horn; then south in the Columbia River to the state line; then west along the state line to a point directly south of the mouth of Skamokawa Creek; then north on Skamokawa Creek to SR 4 and the point of beginning. This area is closed to all deer and elk hunting, to protect the Columbian Whitetail Deer.
3. Willapa National Wildlife Refuge: Except for Long Island, Willapa National Wildlife Refuge is closed to all big game hunting.
4. Walla Walla Mill Creek Watershed (GMU 157): All lands in the Mill Creek Watershed are designated as a "CLOSED AREA" to the hunting of all wild animals (including wild birds) except for the hunting of elk by the holders of GMU-157 special elk permits during the established open season. This area is closed to motorized vehicles. Entry is allowed only by Forest Service permit for the duration of the hunt. Any entry into the Mill Creek Watershed at other times is prohibited.
5. Westport: Closed to hunting of all big game animals on that part of Westport Peninsula lying north of State Highway 105 from the west end of the Elk River Bridge and the Schafer Island Road to the ocean beach.
6. Cottonwood and Howard islands in GMU 564 are closed to all deer hunting.
7. A violation of any provision in 1. through 6. under "Big Game Closures" is punishable under RCW 77.15.410.

FIREARM RESTRICTION AREAS - UNLAWFUL ACTS


((The firearm restriction areas listed below have been established by the Fish and Wildlife Commission. Exceptions to firearm restrictions may be made through rule by the Fish and Wildlife Commission. Centerfire and rimfire rifles are not legal for hunting in any of these areas.


In firearm restriction areas, hunters may hunt only during the season allowed by their tag. Archery tag holders may hunt during archery seasons with archery equipment. Muzzleloaders may hunt during muzzleloader seasons with muzzleloader equipment. Modern firearm tag holders may hunt during modern firearm seasons with bows and arrows, crossbows, muzzleloaders or revolver-type handguns meeting the equipment restrictions or legal shotguns firing slugs or buckshot.


Additional or more specific firearm restrictions may be listed under the area description.
))


1. It is unlawful to hunt wildlife in the following firearm restriction areas with centerfire or rimfire rifles, or to fail to comply with additional firearm restrictions, except as established below.

COUNTY AREA
Chelan That portion of GMU 251 (Mission) beginning at the intersection of the Duncan Road and Highway 2; south on Duncan Road to Mountain Home Road; south along Mountain Home Road to the Icicle Irrigation Ditch; south and west along the Icicle Irrigation Ditch to the Snow Lake Trail; west and north along the Snow Lake Trail and across the Icicle River to Icicle River Road; east and north along Icicle River Road to the Wenatchee River; northwest along the Wenatchee River to Highway 2; north and east on Highway 2 to Duncan Road and the point of beginning.
Clallam That portion of GMU 624 (Coyle) located within Clallam County.
Clark GMU 564 (Battleground)
That portion of GMU 554 in Clark County.
Cowlitz GMU 554 (Yale)

GMU 504 (Stella)

That portion of GMU 564 (Battleground) in Cowlitz County.

Grays Harbor That portion of GMU 658 (North River) beginning at Bay City; then west along Highway 105 to Twin Harbors State Park; then south along Highway 105 to Grayland Grocery; then east on Cranberry Road to Turkey Road; then east and north on Turkey Road to Bayview Logging Road; then north and east along Bayview Logging Road to Mallard Slough; then east and south along the Bayview Road to Andrews Creek; then north along main channel of Andrews Creek to Grays Harbor; then north and west along the main navigation channel to Bay City and point of beginning.
Grays Harbor The following Chehalis Valley restriction applies only during elk seasons:
That portion of GMU 660 (Minot Peak) described as follows: Beginning at Highway 12 and Highway 107 junction near Montesano; east and south on Highway 12 to Oakville; south on the Oakville-Brooklyn Road to a point one
mile west of South Bank Road; northwest along a line one mile southwest of the South Bank Road to Delzene Road; north along Delzene Road to South Bank Road; northwest along South Bank Road to Wakefield Road; north on Wakefield Road to the Chehalis River; west along the Chehalis River to Highway 107 bridge; north on Highway 107 to Highway 12 to the point of beginning.
Island That portion of GMU 410 (Island) located on Camano and Whidbey islands.
Jefferson Indian and Marrowstone islands.
King The area west of Highway 203 (Monroe-Fall City, then Fall City-Preston Road) to Interstate 90 (I-90), I-90 to Highway 18, Highway 18 to Interstate 5 (I-5), I-5 to the Pierce-King County line; Vashon and Maury islands.
This area is restricted to archery only:
The following portion of GMU 652 (Puyallup): Beginning at the intersection of State Highway 410 and the southeast Mud Mountain Dam Road near the King/Pierce County line north of Buckley; then east along the southeast Mud Mountain Road to 284th Avenue Southeast; then north along 284th Avenue Southeast to State Highway 410; then west along Highway 410 to the point of the beginning.
Kitsap East of State Highway 16 originating at the Tacoma Narrows Bridge to Gorst, and east of Highway 3 to Newbury Hill Road, north of Newbury Hill Road and the Bremerton-Seabeck Highway to Big Beef Creek Bridge; all of Bainbridge Island, and Bangor Military Reservation.
Kittitas GMU 334 (Ellensburg) Closed to centerfire rifles during deer and elk seasons.
Klickitat Elk Area 5062 (Trout Lake) closed to centerfire rifles, handguns, and muzzleloaders October 1 to December 15.
Mason GMU 633 (Mason Lake) south of Hammersley Inlet; and all of Harstene Island.
Pacific GMU 684 (Long Beach) west of Sand Ridge Road. The portion of GMU 658 (North River) south and west of State Highway 105 and Airport Road between Raymond and North River Bridge. GMU 681 between U.S. Highway 101, Chinook Valley Road and the Columbia River from Astoria-Megler bridge to the Wallacut River.
Pierce GMU 652 (Anderson and Ketron islands) limited to archery, shotgun, and muzzleloader. McNeil Island closed to hunting.
See GMU 652 restriction area outlined for King County.
GMU 627 (Kitsap) south of Highway 302 on the Longbranch Peninsula is a firearm restriction area.
San Juan All San Juan County.
Snohomish All areas west of Highway 9, until the intersection of Highway 9 and Highway 2, then east along Highway 2 to Highway 203, then all areas west of Highway 203 to the Snohomish/King County line.
Skagit All mainland areas and islands in Skagit County west of I-5 and north of the Skagit/Snohomish County line, except Cypress Island. This restriction applies to big game hunting only.
Skamania That portion of GMU 564 (Battle Ground) in Skamania County.
Thurston GMU 666 (Deschutes) north of U.S. Highway 101 and Interstate 5 between Oyster Bay and the mouth of the Nisqually River.
Whatcom All mainland areas and islands of Whatcom County that are west of I-5. This restriction applies to big game hunting only.

2. Archery tag holders may only hunt during established archery seasons with archery equipment as defined under WAC 232-12-054. Muzzleloader tag holders may only hunt during established muzzleloader seasons with muzzleloader equipment as defined under WAC 232-12-051. Modern firearm tag holders may hunt during established modern firearm seasons with bows and arrows; crossbows; muzzleloaders; revolver-type handguns; or shotguns, so long as the equipment used meets the department's regulations for that equipment and ammunition.
3. A violation of any provision in 1. or 2. under "Firearm Restriction Areas - Unlawful Acts" is punishable under RCW 77.15.400, 77.15.410, or 77.15.430, depending on the species hunted.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047, 77.12.020, 77.12.570, 77.12.210, 77.12.150, 77.12.240. 09-09-083 (Order 09-53), § 232-28-248, filed 4/15/09, effective 5/16/09. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 06-11-032 (Order 06-92), § 232-28-248, filed 5/8/06, effective 6/8/06; 06-02-063 (Order 05-271), § 232-28-248, filed 1/3/06, effective 2/3/06; 05-11-022 (Order 05-89), § 232-28-248, filed 5/10/05, effective 6/10/05; 05-02-046 (Order 04-327), § 232-28-248, filed 1/3/05, effective 2/3/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047 and 77.12.020. 04-11-036 (Order 04-98), § 232-28-248, filed 5/12/04, effective 6/12/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 03-13-047 (Order 03-129), § 232-28-248, 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), § 232-28-248, 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), § 232-28-248, 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), § 232-28-248, filed 5/23/00, effective 6/23/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040. 99-10-102 (Order 99-40), § 232-28-248, filed 5/5/99, effective 6/5/99; 98-10-018 (Order 98-54), § 232-28-248, filed 4/22/98, effective 5/23/98; 97-06-052 (Order 97-32), § 232-28-248, filed 2/27/97, effective 3/30/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.010 and 77.12.040. 96-04-027, § 232-28-248, filed 2/1/96, effective 3/3/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040. 95-11-036, § 232-28-248, filed 5/10/95, effective 6/10/95; 95-03-038 (Order 94-150), § 232-28-248, filed 1/10/95, effective 2/10/95.]

OTS-2952.2


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 09-53, filed 4/15/09, effective 5/16/09)

WAC 232-28-266   Damage prevention permit hunts.  


DAMAGE PREVENTION PERMIT HUNTS


     (1) Pursuant to RCW 77.12.150 and 77.12.260, a landowner with deer, elk, or turkey-caused property damage may enter into a Cooperative Agreement (contract) with WDFW ((and the)), and thereby receive a damage prevention permit. The commission may establish a special season for these permits, as described by this rule.

     The landowner agrees not to claim damage payments, except for Elk Areas 3721 and 3722, and will allow access to hunters during the general hunting seasons. Landowner selects hunters. A damage prevention ((access)) permit provided to a landowner by WDFW and given to the hunter will authorize the hunter to use an unused general deer, elk, or turkey tag to hunt and kill a legal animal during the appropriate prescribed season.

     (2) Landowners who violate this section will be punished under RCW 77.15.750(1). Hunters who violate this section will be punished under RCW 77.15.400 or 77.15.410, depending on the species hunted.


(3) Deer:


Tag Required: Deer hunter must have a current valid, unaltered, unnotched deer tag on his/her person.


Hunting Method: Any legal weapon


Season Framework: August 1 - March 31


Location: Statewide


Legal Deer: Antlerless Only


Kill Quota: 300 per license year


Location: Region One


Legal Deer: Antlerless Only


Kill Quota: 300 per license year


Location: GMUs 105-124


Legal Deer: Whitetail Antlerless Only


Kill Quota: 300 per license year


(4) Elk:


Tag Required: Elk hunter must have a current valid, unaltered, unnotched elk tag on his/her person.


Hunting Method: Any legal weapon


Season Framework: August 1 - March 31


Location: Statewide


Legal Elk: Antlerless Only


Kill Quota: 200 per license year


Location: Hanford Area - GMUs 372 and 379


Legal Elk: Antlerless Only


Kill Quota: 60 ((antlerless only,)) per license year


Location: Elk Area 3721


Legal Elk: Spike or antlerless during Aug. 1 - March 31; bulls only during May 15 - July 31, except spike only July 1-31


Kill Quota: 50 Spike or antlerless ((during Aug. 1 - March 31)) per license year; 30 bulls ((only during May 15 - July 31, except spike only July 1-31,)) per license year.


Location: GMU 501 - 578


Legal Elk: Antlerless Only


Kill Quota: 50 per license year


Special Note: Access in Elk Area 3721 may not be sold as a condition of use of these permits. The director may consider damage claims from landowners in Elk Areas 3721 and 3722 who accept these permits and do not charge for access.

    
(5) Turkey:


Tag Required: Turkey hunter must have a current valid, unaltered, unnotched turkey tag on his/her person.


Hunting Method: Any legal turkey hunting method


Season Framework: ((December 16)) October 10 - March 1


Location: GMUs 105 - 130


Legal Turkey: Either sex


Kill Quota: 200 per license year.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047, 77.12.020, 77.12.570, 77.12.210, 77.12.150, 77.12.240. 09-09-083 (Order 09-53), § 232-28-266, filed 4/15/09, effective 5/16/09. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.015 and 77.12.240. 07-09-060 (Order 07-38), § 232-28-266, filed 4/13/07, effective 5/14/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 06-11-032 (Order 06-92), § 232-28-266, filed 5/8/06, effective 6/8/06; 05-11-021 (Order 05-85), § 232-28-266, filed 5/10/05, effective 5/15/05; 03-10-009 (Order 03-80), § 232-28-266, filed 4/25/03, effective 5/26/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040, 77.12.010, 77.12.020, 77.12.770, 77.12.780. 00-11-137 (Order 00-50), § 232-28-266, filed 5/23/00, effective 6/23/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.020, 77.12.030, 77.12.040 and 77.32.220. 97-05-074, § 232-28-266, filed 2/19/97, effective 3/22/97.]

OTS-2953.2


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 09-53, filed 4/15/09, effective 5/16/09)

WAC 232-28-273   2009-2011 Moose, bighorn sheep, and mountain goat seasons and permit quotas.   It is unlawful to fail to comply with the provisions of this section. A violation of species, sex, size, number, area, season, or eligibility requirements is punishable under RCW 77.15.410.


(1) 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, master hunter 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/East Okanogan Oct. 1 - Nov. 30 GMUs 101, 105, 204 Any Moose 3
Selkirk Mtns. A Oct. 1 - Nov. 30 GMU 113 Any Moose 22
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 12
Mt. Spokane B Oct. 1 - Nov. 30 GMU 124 east of Hwy 395 Antlerless Only 14
Mt. SpokaneH((M))C Dec. 1 - Mar. 31 GMUs 124, 127, and 130 within Spokane County ((Any Moose)) Antlerless Only 20H((M))C
Mt. Spokane Youth Onlya Oct. 1 - Nov. 30 GMU 124 east of Hwy 395 Antlerless Only 10
49 Degrees North A Oct. 1 - Nov. 30 GMU 117 Any Moose 22
49 Degrees North Bb Oct. 1 - Nov. 30 GMU 117 Antlerless Only 3
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 6
Hangman A Oct. 1 - Nov. 30 GMUs 127, 130 Any Moose 7
Hangman B Oct. 1 - Nov. 30 GMUs 127, 130 Antlerless Only 7
Huckleberry Range A Oct. 1 - Nov. 30 GMUs 121, 124 west of Hwy 395 Any Moose 6
Huckleberry Range Bc Oct. 1 - Nov. 30 GMUs 121, 124 west of Hwy 395 Antlerless Only 2

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

bApplicants must possess a Disabled Hunter Permit.

cApplicants must be eligible to purchase a 65 years of age or older ((by November 30 during the license year they are applying for)) permit application.

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

H((M))CThis is a damage hunt administered by a WDFW designated hunt ((master)) coordinator. Only master hunters may apply((; these hunts will not affect accumulated points;)), and any weapon may be used. Successful applicants will be contacted on an as-needed basis to help with specific sites of nuisance moose activity in designated areas. Not all successful applicants will be contacted in any given year.


(2) 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, and ewe only hunts.)


Bag Limit: One bighorn ram (except in designated adult ewe hunts, one bighorn 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 1
Vulcan Mountain Ba Oct. 1-10 Sheep Unit 2 Adult ewe only

Any Legal Weapon

2
Vulcan Mountain Cb Oct. 1-10 Sheep Unit 2 Adult ewe only

Any Legal Weapon

1
Selah Butte A ((Nov. 3-30)) Sept. 15 - Oct. 10 Sheep Unit 4 Any Legal Weapon 5
((Selah Butte B Sept. 1-30 Sheep Unit 4 Adult ewe only

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 3
Cleman Mountain B Nov. ((3)) 8-30 Sheep Unit 7 Any Legal Weapon 3
Mt. Hull A Sept. 15 - Oct. 10 Sheep Unit 10 Any Legal Weapon 1
Mt. Hull B Oct. 1-10 Sheep Unit 10 Adult ewe only

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 Sept. 15 - Oct. 10 Sheep Unit 13 Any Legal Weapon 4
Swakane Sept. 15 - Oct. 10 Sheep Unit 14 Any Legal Weapon 1
Tieton A Sept. 15 - Oct. 10 Sheep Unit 15 Any Legal Weapon ((3)) 4
Tieton B Nov. 8-30 Sheep Unit 15 Any Legal Weapon 4
Manson Nov. ((3)) 8-30 Sheep Unit 16 Any Legal Weapon 2
Asotin Sept. 15 - Oct. 10 Sheep Unit 17 Any Legal Weapon 1
Chelan Butte Sept. 15 - Oct. 10 Sheep Unit 18 Any Legal Weapon 1
Sinlahekin Sept. 15 - Oct. 10 Sheep Unit 19 Any Legal Weapon 1

aApplicants must be eligible to purchase a 65 years of age or older ((by November 30 during the license year they are applying for)) permit application.

bApplicants must be eligible to purchase a youth bighorn sheep ((license by November 30 during the license year they are applying for)) permit application. Youth hunters must be accompanied by an adult during the hunt.


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: Beginning at the mouth of Granite Falls Creek on the south shore of Lake Chelan, E across Lake Chelan to Willow Point; NW along the shoreline of Lake Chelan to the mouth of Stink Creek; E along Stink Creek to the intersection with Green's Landing Road; along Green's Landing Road to Manson Boulevard; E on Manson Boulevard to Lower Joe Creek Road; NE on Lower Joe Creek Road to Grade Creek Road; NE on Grade Creek Road to US Forest Service Road 8210; NE on US Forest Service Road 8210 to intersection with US Forest Service Road 8020; W on US Forest Service Road 8020 to Fox Peak; NW along Sawtooth Ridge (Chelan-Okanogan County Line) to the Lake Chelan National Recreation Area boundary; S along the Lake Chelan National Recreation Area boundary to shore line of Lake Chelan; W across Lake Chelan to the mouth of Riddle Creek on the South Shore; SE along South Shore of Lake Chelan to the point of beginning.


Sheep Unit 17 Asotin: Permit Area: GMU 175.


Sheep Unit 18 Chelan Butte: Permit Area: Beginning at the intersection of State Hwy 971 and US Hwy 97A, S to the W shoreline of the Columbia River, N along the W shoreline of the Columbia River for 21 miles to the mouth of Antione Creek, W up Antione Creek to where it crosses Apple Acres Rd, W on Apple Acres Rd to the intersection with Washington Creek Rd (US Forest Service Rd 8135), N on Washington Creek Rd to its end and then follow Washington Creek, W on Washington Creek to where it crosses US Forest Service Rd 8010, S on US Forest Service Rd 8010 (transitions into Purtteman Creek Rd) to Purtteman Gulch, S into Purtteman Gulch to the N shoreline of Lake Chelan, S along the shoreline to the S shoreline of Lake Chelan to the mouth of First Creek, S up First Creek to the intersection of State Hwy 971 (Navarre Coulee Rd), S on State Hwy 971 to the point of beginning.


Sheep Unit 19 Sinlahekin: Beginning at the eastern boundary of the Pasayten Wilderness border and the US-Canadian border; E on the US-Canadian border to the border station on Similkameen Rd (Co. Rd 4568); SE on the Similkameen Rd (Co. Rd 4568) to the Loomis-Oroville Rd (Co. Rd 9425); E on the Loomis-Oroville Rd (Co. Rd 9425) to US Hwy 97 in Oroville; S on US Hwy 97 to 12th Ave; W on 12th Ave (it curves S and changes to Old Highway 97); S on Old Highway 97 to US Hwy 97; S on US Hwy 97 to the South Pine Creek Rd (Co. Rd 9410); W on the South Pine Creek Rd (Co. Rd 9410) to Fish Lake Rd (Co. Rd 4290); W on Fish Lake Rd (Co. Rd 4290) to South Fish Lake Rd (Co. Rd 4282), along the south shore of Fish Lake; SW on South Fish Lake Rd (Co. Rd 4282), to the Sinlahekin Rd (Co. Rd 4015); SW on the Sinlahekin Rd (Co. Rd 4015), along the north shore of Conconully Lake, to the Salmon Creek North Fork Rd (Co. Rd 2361), at the town of Conconully; N on US Forest Service Rd 38 (Salmon Creek North Fork Rd, Co. Rd 2361) to US Forest Service Rd 3820; N on US Forest Service Rd 3820 over Lone Frank Pass, to US Forest Service Rd 39; N on US Forest Service Rd 39 to the US Forest Service Rd 300 at Long Swamp trailhead; W on the US Forest Service Rd 300 to US Forest Service Trail 342; N on US Forest Service Trail 342 to US Forest Service Trail 343; E on US Forest Service Trail 343 to US Forest Service Trail 341; E on US Forest Service Trail 341 to US Forest Service Trail 375; E on US Forest Service Trail 375 to the eastern boundary of the Pasayten Wilderness Area; N on the Pasayten Wilderness Area boundary to the US-Canadian border and the point of beginning.


(3) 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.


Hunt

Name

Permit

Seasonb

Subpopulations Open to Huntinga Special

Restrictions

Permitsa
Mt. Baker Sept. 15 - Oct. 31 Chowder Ridge, Coleman Pinnacle, Lava Divide, Black Buttes, Lake Ann, SE Baker Any Legal Weapon 7
North Lake Chelan Sept. 15 - Oct. 31 Skookum Pass Mtn., Big Goat Creek Any Legal Weapon 2
Naches Pass Sept. 15 - Oct. 31 Fife's East, Fife's Peak, ((Corral Pass)) Crystal Mountain, Basin Lake Any Legal Weapon 1
Bumping River Sept. 15 - Oct. 31 Nelson Ridge, Cash Prairie, American Ridge, American Lake, Timber Wolf, Russell Ridge Any Legal Weapon ((2)) 1
Blazed Ridge Sept. 15 - Oct. 31 Blowout Mtn., Blazed Ridge, Blazed North, Milk Creek, Rock Creek Any Legal Weapon 1
Goat Rocks-Tieton River Sept. 15 - Oct. 31 Chimney Rocks, Goat Lake, McCall Glacier, Gilbert Peak Any Legal Weapon 5

aMountain goat populations are managed as a collection of subpopulations, and the ideal harvest is distributed through all the subpopulations. The director is authorized to open or close subpopulations and reduce permit levels to protect from overharvesting specific areas.


The director is authorized by the commission to identify the hunt area as a condition of the hunt permit. Selected hunters will receive a text description or map of their hunt area.


bPermit hunters may start hunting September 1 with archery equipment.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047, 77.12.020, 77.12.570, 77.12.210, 77.12.150, 77.12.240. 09-09-083 (Order 09-53), § 232-28-273, filed 4/15/09, effective 5/16/09. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047, 77.12.020, 77.12.570, 77.12.210. 08-09-090 (Order 08-78), § 232-28-273, filed 4/18/08, effective 5/19/08; 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-2954.2


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 09-15-122, filed 7/17/09, effective 8/17/09)

WAC 232-28-285   ((2009-2010)) 2010-2011 Pilot cougar hunting seasons with the aid of dogs.   As used in this section and in the context of pilot cougar hunting seasons, the following definitions apply:

     "Accompany" means that up to three persons may engage in hunting activities with a permittee under a single permit during this season. However, these persons may participate only as dog handlers for the permittee, and the permittee and dog handlers must be simultaneously in the field and within the same open designated permit area during the permit hunt. Furthermore, the dog handlers and ((permit hunter)) the permittee must be in the physical presence of each other at the time dogs are released from a leash or unrestrained or starting a cougar track.

     "Pursue" or "pursuit" means dogs are:

     • Not on a leash or restrained; or

     • Starting a cougar track; or

     • In the act of tracking a cougar; or

     • At a treed cougar.

     Transporting dogs in a motorized vehicle or walking a dog on a leash is not a "pursuit" within the meaning of this section.

     "Dog handler" means a person ((that)) who owns or hunts with dogs that are capable of detecting, tracking and treeing a cougar. Only up to three dog handlers may "accompany" a permittee in participating in this pilot season.

     "Permittee" means a hunter who has applied for and been selected for this pilot season and is issued a permit to hunt as allowed by this season. Only permittees may kill cougar. Dog handlers may not.

     "Quota" means the targeted harvest goal. The actual harvest level may exceed the quota.

     "Kill permit" allows a ((hunter)) permittee to pursue or kill cougar.

     "Pursuit permit" allows a ((hunter)) permittee to pursue cougar.

     (1) The pilot cougar-hunting season will allow the use of dogs to hunt cougar. The hunts will consist of pursuit-or-kill seasons and pursuit-only seasons.

     (2) Pursuit-or-kill seasons:

     Cougar may be pursued or killed ((with the aid of dogs)) from December ((19, 2009)) 1, 2010, until the female zone quota has been killed, the total zone quota has been killed, or March 31, ((2010)) 2011, whichever occurs first; EXCEPT that in GMUs 101, 105, and 204 ((where)), cougar may be pursued or killed from January 1, ((2010)) 2011, until the female zone quota has been killed, the total zone quota has been killed, or March 31, ((2010)) 2011, whichever occurs first.

     (3) Pursuit-only seasons:

     (a) If a zone quota is killed prior to March 31, ((2010)) 2011, cougar may be pursued with dogs in all or portions of that zone until March 31, ((2010)) 2011. ((Hunters)) Permittees and their dog handlers may only pursue cougars in designated pursuit-only areas identified on their kill or pursuit-only permit. ((Hunters)) Permittees may not kill cougar during pursuit-only seasons.

     (b) Hunters selected for the pursuit-or-kill season (accompanied by up to three of their identified dog handlers) may participate in a pursuit-only season. ((Permit hunters that)) Permittees who harvest a cougar under a kill permit may continue to pursue cougars until March 31. If a zone quota is killed, the department may also issue pursuit-only permits to hunters drawn at random from the unselected pool of applicants. The director will identify the number of pursuit-only hunters selected.

     (4) Hunt areas and kill quotas:

     Cougar seasons will be based on a quota system, where ((permit hunters)) permittees may hunt and kill cougar until the allotted numbers of cougar have been killed from each hunt zone or March 31, ((2010)) 2011, whichever occurs first.

     (a) Kill quotas start September 1 and will include all cougar killed during seasons with and without the aid of dogs, including cougar seasons under this section, cougar seasons without the aid of dogs authorized under WAC 232-28-272 and 232-28-287, depredation permits, landowner kill permits, and WDFW depredation authority.

     (b) Individual problem cougar will continue to be killed on an as-needed basis utilizing depredation permits, landowner kill permits, and WDFW depredation authority even if these kills result in exceeding a zone quota.


QUOTA
CMU Hunt Choice Hunt Zone Area Description Total Female
East Cascades North 9001 Okanogan Those portions of GMUs 203, 209, 215, 218, 233, 224, 231, 239, and 242 within Okanogan County 17 7
9002 Chelan Those portions of GMUs 243, 244, 245, 246, 247, 249, 250, and 251 within Chelan County 6 2
Northeastern 9003 Ferry-Okanogan GMUs 101, 105, 204 20 8
9004 Stevens-Pend Oreille Those portions of GMUs 108, 111, 113, 117, 121 within Stevens and Pend Oreille counties 19 7
East Cascades South 9005 Klickitat Those portions of GMUs 382, 388, 578 within Klickitat County ((6)) 10 ((2)) 4

     (5) Quota hotline:

     ((Permit hunters)) Permittees participating in a pursuit-or-kill season must call the toll free cougar quota hotline within twenty-four hours prior to each day hunting cougar to determine if the zone quota has been killed and the zone is closed. Hunters who hunt more than one consecutive day must call the quota hotline once daily to determine if the zone quota is killed. Hunters who harvest a cougar ((with the aid of dogs)) must notify the department within twenty-four hours of the kill (excluding legal state holidays) and provide the hunter's name, date and location of kill, and sex of animal. The raw pelt of a cougar, with proof of sex naturally attached, must be sealed by an authorized department employee within five days of the notification of kill. Any person who takes a cougar must present the cougar skull to an authorized department employee in such a manner that teeth and biological samples can be extracted ((to an authorized department employee)) at the time of sealing.

     (6) Kill or pursuit-only permit eligibility:

     (a) To apply for a kill or pursuit-only permit under this section, individuals must purchase a cougar permit application and submit the application in compliance with WAC 232-28-291 by a date and time identified by the director.

     (b) To be eligible for a permit, the participant must be a Washington resident who at the time of application for a permit possesses a valid big game license with cougar as a species option. The permit holder may use dogs while participating in a cougar hunt under this section.

     (c) A permit will not be issued to any person who has been convicted of unlawful use of dogs under RCW 77.15.245 within the five-year period prior to December 1, 2004. Any person issued a permit and who is subsequently convicted of any wildlife offense while participating in a pursuit-or-kill or pursuit-only season, or who violates any condition of the permit, will have the permit revoked and will be ineligible to participate in the remainder of the pilot program.

     (7) Permit issuance procedure:

     (a) The number of kill permits may be established by the director, but will not exceed ((two)) three times the total cougar quota for each hunt zone.

     (b) The department will issue kill or pursuit-only permits to the persons whose applications are drawn at random. Individuals selected will be notified by telephone or mail. Kill and pursuit-only permits may not be sold or reassigned.

     (c) If a female zone quota or total zone quota is not killed in a hunt zone by February 15 (or sooner as identified by the director), then the department may issue kill permits to additional hunters. Hunters will be drawn at random from the unselected pool of applicants and must be a resident of one of the participating counties.

     (8) Qualifications for participation and requirements:

     In addition to the provisions applicable to all cougar hunters:

     (a) Successful applicants must complete a training program prior to participating in a pursuit-or-kill season or pursuit-only season with the aid of dogs.

     (b) ((Participants)) Permittees must have their department-issued permit ((issued by the department)) in their possession while hunting cougar.

     (c) Individuals selected for a kill permit may kill and possess one cougar per permit, and only the permittee may kill the cougar.

     (d) Individuals selected for a ((cougar kill or pursuit-only)) permit, who use dogs to kill or pursue a cougar, may use dog handlers. However, no more than three handlers may accompany the permittee while hunting or pursuing cougar. Dog handlers may not pursue cougar when the permit hunter is not present at the time the dogs are released from a leash or unrestrained. Dog handlers must have a dog handler identification card, issued by the department, in their possession while participating in a pursuit-or-kill season or pursuit-only season.

     (e) Dog handlers must possess a valid Washington hunting license.

     (f) It is unlawful to kill or possess spotted cougar kittens or adult cougars accompanied by spotted kittens.

     (g) Participants must have a vehicle placard issued by the department. The vehicle placard must be placed in the permittee's and dog ((handler's)) handlers' vehicles and be visible from outside the vehicles at all times while hunting or pursuing cougar.

     (h) Kill and pursuit-only ((permit hunters)) permittees are required to report their hunting activity, whether they harvest a cougar or not, using the toll free cougar quota hotline. Unsuccessful hunters must report their hunting activity by April 10((, 2009)).

     (9) Penalties: A violation of ((this)) reporting requirements under ((this)) subsections ((is punishable as an infraction)) (5) and (8)(h) of this section; the training requirement under subsection (8)(a) of this section; the permit-possession requirement under subsection (8)(b) of this section; and the vehicle placard requirement in subsection (8)(g) of this section, may be punished under RCW ((77.15.160)) 77.15.750. A violation of the sealing or inspection requirements under subsection (5) of this section may be punished under RCW 77.15.280. A violation of any other provisions of this section may be punished under RCW 77.15.410.

     (((9))) (10) The permit belongs to the state of Washington. The ((permit holder)) permittee may be required to return to or turn over to the department the permit when, in the judgment of the department, the ((permit holder)) permittee violates any conditions of the permit, violates trespass laws while acting under this permit, or violates any other criminal law or hunting regulation of the state while acting under this permit. If the ((permit holder)) permittee is required to return to or turn over to the department the permit, ((the permit holder)) he or she may request an appeal of that action in accordance with chapter 34.05 RCW. Appeal requests shall be filed in writing and returned within twenty days of ((the date of action)) relinquishing the permit, and the requests shall be addressed to WDFW Legal Services Office, 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, Washington 98501-1091.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047, 77.12.040, 77.12.020, 77.12.570, 77.12.210. 09-15-122, § 232-28-285, filed 7/17/09, effective 8/17/09; 08-17-034 (Order 08-197), § 232-28-285, filed 8/13/08, effective 9/13/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 07-22-102 (Order 07-273), § 232-28-285, filed 11/6/07, effective 12/7/07; 06-17-095 (Order 06-196), § 232-28-285, filed 8/15/06, effective 9/15/06; 05-17-098 (Order 05-174), § 232-28-285, filed 8/15/05, effective 9/15/05; 04-21-036 (Order 04-284), § 232-28-285, filed 10/14/04, effective 11/14/04.]

OTS-2955.2


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 09-52, filed 4/15/09, effective 6/16/09)

WAC 232-28-286   2010, 2011, and 2012 Spring black bear seasons and regulations.   It is unlawful to fail to comply with the provisions below. Violators may be punished under RCW 77.15.410, 77.15.245, and 77.15.280 (1)(c).


Who may apply: Anyone with a valid Washington big game license, which includes black bear as a species option.


Hunt areas, permit levels, and season dates for each license year:


Hunt name Hunt area Permits Season datesb
Sherman GMU 101 ((15)) 19 April 15 – May 31
Kelly Hill GMU 105 ((10)) 13 April 15 – May 31
Douglas GMU 108 ((5)) 7 April 15 – May 31
Aladdin GMU 111 ((10)) 13 April 15 – May 31
49 Degrees North GMU 117 ((15)) 19 April 15 – May 31
Huckleberry GMU 121 ((15)) 19 April 15 – May 31
Blue Creek GMU 154 15 April 15 – May 31
Dayton GMU 162 15 April 15 – May 31
Tucannon GMU 166 5 April 15 – May 31
Wenaha GMU 169 45 April 15 – June 15
Mt. View GMU 172 15 April 15 – May 31
Lick Creek GMU 175 15 April 15 – May 31
Grande Ronde GMU 186 5 April 15 – May 31
North Skagit That portion of GMU 418 that is designated as the hunt area by DNR, Sierra Pacific, and Grandy Lake Timber company. 20 April 15 – May 31
Monroe That portion of GMU 448 that is designated as the hunt area by DNR, Green Crow, and Longview Timber Lands. 25 April 15 – May 31
Copalisa That portion of GMU 642 that is designated as the hunt area by Rayonier Timber Company. 100 April 15 – June 15
Kapowsina That portion of GMUs 653 and/or 654 that is designated as the hunt area by Hancock Forest Management. 150 April 15 – June 15
Lincolna That portion of GMU 501 that is designated as the hunt area by participating commercial timber landowners. ((50)) 75 April 15 – ((May 31)) June 15
aSpring black bear hunting seasons under this area constitute a pilot program to reduce black bear damage to trees.
bPermits are valid for the license year they are issued.

Bag limit: One black bear per black bear special permit season.


License required: A valid big game hunting license, which includes black bear as a species option, is required to hunt black bear. One black bear transport tag is included with a big game hunting license that has black bear as a species option.


Hunting method: Hunters may use any lawful big game modern firearm, archery, or muzzleloader equipment for hunting black bear. The use of dogs or bait to hunt black bear is prohibited statewide.


Submitting bear teeth: Successful bear hunters must submit the black bear premolar located behind the canine tooth of the upper jaw.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047, 77.12.020. 09-09-082 (Order 09-52), § 232-28-286, filed 4/15/09, effective 6/16/09; 08-01-052 (Order 07-292), § 232-28-286, filed 12/13/07, effective 1/13/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 07-01-049 (Order 06-300), § 232-28-286, filed 12/14/06, effective 1/14/07; 06-11-030 (Order 06-90), § 232-28-286, filed 5/8/06, effective 6/16/06.]

OTS-2956.2


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 09-53, filed 4/15/09, effective 5/16/09)

WAC 232-28-287   2009-2010, 2010-2011, and 2011-2012 Cougar permit seasons and regulations.   It is unlawful to fail to comply with the provisions below. Violators may be punished under RCW 77.15.410, 77.15.245, and 77.15.280 (1)(c).


Who may apply: Anyone with a valid Washington big game license, which includes cougar as a species option.


Hunt areas, permit levels, and season dates for each license year:


Hunt Name Hunt Area Permits Season Datesa
South Cascades GMUs 503, 505, 510-520, 524, 550-574, 653, 654, 667 40 Jan. 1 - Mar. 31
Blue Mountains GMUs 145-154, 162-186 40 Jan. 1 - Mar. 31
Kittitas-Yakima GMUs 328-368 30 Jan. 1 - Mar. 31
Spokane GMUs 124-133 30 Jan. 1 - Mar. 31
Chelan Those portions of GMUs 243, 244, 245, 246, 247, 249, 250, and 251 within Chelan County. 40 Dec. 1-31
Okanogan Those portions of GMUs 203, 209, 215, 218, 233, 224, 231, 239, and 242 within Okanogan County. 40 Dec. 1-31
Okanogan-Ferry GMUs 101,105, 204 20 Dec. 1-31
Stevens-Pend Oreille Those portions of GMUs 108, 111, 113, 117, 121 within Stevens and Pend Oreille counties. 30 Dec. 1-31
Klickitat Those portions of GMUs 382, 388, 578 within Klickitat County. 20 Dec. 1-31
aPermits are valid for the license year they are issued.

Requirements for Cougar Seasons:


Bag limit:
One (1) cougar per license year, excluding public safety cougar removals. It is unlawful to kill or possess spotted cougar kittens or adult cougars accompanied by spotted kittens.


License required: A valid big game hunting license, which includes cougar as a species option, is required to hunt cougar.


Tag information: One cougar transport tag is included with a big game license that has cougar as a species option.


Hunting method: The use of dogs to hunt cougar is prohibited except by a public safety cougar removal permit (WAC 232-12-243) or commission authorized hound permit (WAC 232-28-285).


Cougar pelt sealing: Any person who takes a cougar must comply with the sealing requirements in WAC 232-12-024.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047, 77.12.020, 77.12.570, 77.12.210, 77.12.150, 77.12.240. 09-09-083 (Order 09-53), § 232-28-287, filed 4/15/09, effective 5/16/09.]

OTS-2957.3


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-288   2010-2011 Fall black bear hunting seasons and regulations.   It is unlawful to fail to comply with the provisions below. Violators may be punished under RCW 77.15.410, 77.15.245, and 77.15.280 (1)(c).


Black Bear Management Unit Season Hunt Area
Coastal Aug. 1 - Nov. 15, 2010

Aug. 1 - Nov. 15, 2011

GMUs 501, 504, 506, 530, 601, 602, 603, 607-621, 636-651, 658-663, 672-684
Puget Sound Aug. 1 - Nov. 15, 2010

Aug. 1 - Nov. 15, 2011

GMUs 407, 410, 454, 624, 627, 633, 652, 666, 667
North Cascades Aug. 1 - Nov. 15, 2010

Aug. 1 - Nov. 15, 2011

GMUs 418-450, 460
South Cascades Aug. 14 - Nov. 15, 2010

Aug. 13 - Nov. 15, 2011

GMUs 466, 485, 503, 505, 510-520, 524, 550-574, 653, 654
Okanogan Aug. 14 - Nov. 15, 2010

Aug. 13 - Nov. 15, 2011

GMUs 203, 209-243
East Cascades Aug. 1 - Nov. 15, 2010

Aug. 1 - Nov. 15, 2011

GMUs 244-247, 249-251, 328, 329-368, 382, 388, 578
Northeastern A Sept. 1 - Nov. 15, 2010

Sept. 1 - Nov. 15, 2011

GMUs 101-121, 204
Northeastern B Aug. 14 - Nov. 15, 2010

Aug. 13 - Nov. 15, 2011

GMUs 124-130
Blue Mountains Sept. 1 - Nov. 15, 2010

Sept. 1 - Nov. 15, 2011

GMUs 145-154, 162-186
Columbia Basin Aug. 1 - Nov. 15, 2010

Aug. 1 - Nov. 15, 2011

GMUs 133, 136, 139, 142, 248, 254, 260-290, 371-381
Long Island Sept. 1 - Nov. 15, 2010

Sept. 1 - Nov. 15, 2011

GMU 699

Bag Limit: Two (2) black bear per annual hunting season, only one of which may be taken in Eastern Washington.


Area Restriction: Special deer permit required to hunt black bear in GMU 485.


License Required: A valid big game hunting license, which includes black bear as a species option, is required to hunt black bear. One black bear transport tag is included with a big game hunting license that has black bear as a species option. A second black bear transport tag must be purchased to take a second bear.


Hunting Method: Hunters may use any lawful big game modern firearm, archery, or muzzleloader equipment for hunting black bear. The use of hounds and bait to hunt black bear is prohibited statewide.


Submitting Bear Teeth: Successful bear hunters must submit the black bear premolar tooth located behind the canine tooth of the upper jaw.

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OTS-2958.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 01-69, filed 4/26/01, effective 5/27/01)

WAC 232-28-290   Washington raffle hunts.   1. The commission, in consultation with the director, may authorize hunts for big game animals and wild turkey through raffle.

     2. When a raffle hunt is adopted by the commission the director may conduct the raffle or may award a contract to a nonprofit wildlife conservation organization (hereafter referred to as "organization") to market and conduct the raffle drawing. The department of fish and wildlife shall solicit bids consistent with established state competitive bid rules.

     3. There is no limit on the number of raffle tickets a person may purchase.

     4. The organization interested in conducting a raffle for an authorized hunt shall submit a proposal outlining its experience and plan to conduct a raffle. The proposal shall include:

     a. Name of the organization, articles of incorporation, and contact person.

     b. The date, time, and place of the proposed raffle drawing.

     c. The approximate number of raffle tickets expected to be sold.

     d. Past experience in conducting raffles.

     e. Marketing strategies to be used.

     f. Portion of revenue proposed to be retained by the organization.

     5. The director will select an organization to conduct a raffle.

     a. Revenue potential to the department will be a primary criterion in applicant selection.

     b. The department shall enter into a contract with the organization identifying specific terms of the contract.

     c. The director may authorize the organization to sell raffle tickets for the department and retain a portion of the revenue from the tickets sold.

     6. The following are rules for raffles conducted by a director authorized nonprofit wildlife conservation organization.

     a. The organization shall notify the public about the raffle hunt opportunity and offer raffle tickets for sale.

     b. The public must be informed of the date, time, and place of the raffle, and the organization must hold the drawing as specified.

     c. The drawing must be accessible to the public.

     d. Raffle ticket sales must be completed prior to the public drawing. An accounting must be made of raffle tickets and funds received. A representative of the department will monitor the drawing.

     e. One winner and two alternates shall be drawn at the drawing.

     f. The organization shall notify the department of the name, address, and telephone number of the raffle winner and two alternates immediately (but no later than two business days) after the drawing.

     g. The department's share of the raffle revenue shall be delivered to the department within 30 (thirty) business days of the drawing.

     7. The following are rules for raffles conducted by the department.

     a. The department shall notify the public about the raffle hunt opportunity and offer raffle tickets for sale.

     b. The department shall inform the public of date and place of the raffle, and hold the drawing as specified.

     c. Raffle ticket sales must be complete prior to the drawing.

     d. One winner and two alternates shall be drawn at the drawing.

     8. The department will notify the winner and two alternates by telephone and by certified mail. The department will obtain enough information from the winner to issue the appropriate hunting license and transport tag(s).

     9. If the winner does not contact the department within 15 business days of the drawing, the first alternate will be contacted and offered the raffle hunt. If the first alternate cannot be contacted within 10 business days after the winner disqualification deadline, the second alternate will be contacted and offered the raffle hunt. If the second alternate cannot be contacted within 10 business days after the first alternate disqualification deadline, the raffle hunt will not be offered by the department.

     10. There shall be no refunds for any raffle ticket purchases.

     11. The deer raffle winner may purchase an additional deer hunting license and transport tag and the elk raffle winner may purchase an additional elk hunting license and transport tag if desired. Even if drawn in a previous license year for a mountain goat, bighorn sheep, or moose hunt a hunter may participate in a raffle hunt. Turkey raffle winners may purchase up to three additional turkey licenses and transport tags.

     12. Hunting licenses or transport tags obtained pursuant to a raffle may not be resold or reassigned.

     13. ((All revenue to the department from a raffle shall be used for the management and benefit of that species)) Revenue from the sale of single-species raffle permits shall be used for the management of that species and revenue from the sale of multiple-species raffle permits shall be used for game management, except the hunting license and transport tag fees for the appropriate species shall be deducted from the raffle revenue.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040, 77.12.020, 77.32.070, 77.32.530. 01-10-048 (Order 01-69), § 232-28-290, filed 4/26/01, effective 5/27/01.]

OTS-2959.2


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 09-53, filed 4/15/09, effective 5/16/09)

WAC 232-28-291   Special hunting season permits.   The commission may establish special hunting seasons ((limited to species and/or weapon type)) and may set the conditions for each category and hunt.

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

     A. To apply for special hunting season permits for all categories of 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. 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 ram, or bull moose in Washington are ineligible ((to apply)) for a special hunting season permit for that ((species)) category. This lifetime harvest restriction does not apply to individuals who harvested a mountain goat before 1999, raffle or auction hunt authorizations, ewe-only bighorn sheep hunts, ((master hunter moose hunts,)) or antlerless-only moose hunts.

     B. Successful applicants under this section must purchase the appropriate hunting license ((within fifteen days of the published notification)) by the deadline established by the department (a minimum of 15 days). 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. Fall wild turkey special hunting season permit holders must have a valid turkey transport tag in possession to hunt turkeys in fall special hunting seasons.

     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. If the number of permits available in a hunt category is less than the maximum group size, then the maximum group size is equal to the number of permits.

     i. Maximum group size for deer categories is 8.

     ii. Maximum group size for elk categories is 8.

     iii. Maximum group size for bear categories is 2.

     iv. Maximum group size for cougar categories is 2.

     v. Maximum group size for mountain goat categories is 2.

     vi. Maximum group size for bighorn sheep categories is 2.

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

     viii. Maximum group size for moose categories is 2.

     ix. Maximum group size for multiple season deer is 2.

     x. Maximum group size for multiple season elk is 2.

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

     C. Permit applications will allow four choices for all categories except the quality category for deer and elk will allow two choices.

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

     i. Applicants will receive one point for each application category purchased.

     ii. Once drawn for a permit, the applicant's points will be reduced to zero in that category.

     iii. An applicant's accumulated point totals, immediately prior to sales of the 2010 permit applications, will be replicated across all categories for that species. The point replication will only occur in 2010, during the transition from single species categories to multiple categories of the same species. Applicants for any new category added in the future will begin with the point awarded at the time of the initial application purchase.

     ((D.)) E. Incomplete, ineligible, or inaccurate applications will not be accepted or entered into the drawing.

     ((E.)) F. Permits will be voided if the applicant is found to be ineligible or to have provided an application based on inaccurate information.

     G. The purchase of an application will result in one accrued point for the category purchased.

     H. 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.)) I. 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)) special hunt application 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((; except for special moose hunts for persons age 65 and older, applicants must be 65 years of age or older by November 30 during the license year they are applying for)).

     D. Special hunting seasons for master hunter program graduates: Only persons who hold a valid certificate from the Washington department of fish and wildlife's master hunter program are eligible to apply for special hunting season permits for 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 one application category of 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, 77.12.020, 77.12.570, 77.12.210, 77.12.150, 77.12.240. 09-09-083 (Order 09-53), § 232-28-291, filed 4/15/09, effective 5/16/09. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047, 77.12.020, 77.12.570, 77.12.210. 08-09-090 (Order 08-78), § 232-28-291, filed 4/18/08, effective 5/19/08. 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.]

OTS-2960.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 01-69, filed 4/26/01, effective 5/27/01)

WAC 232-28-292   Washington auction hunts.   1. The commission, in consultation with the director, may authorize hunts for big game animals and wild turkeys through auction.

     2. When an auction hunt is adopted by the commission, the director shall solicit nonprofit wildlife conservation organizations (hereafter referred to as "organizations") to bid to market and conduct a public auction for the special auction hunt. The department of fish and wildlife shall solicit bids consistent with established state competitive bid rules.

     3. The organization interested in conducting an auction for an authorized hunt shall submit a proposal outlining its experience and plan to conduct a public auction. The proposal shall include:

     a. Name of the organization, articles of incorporation, and contact person.

     b. The date, time, and place of the proposed public auction.

     c. The approximate number of people expected to attend the auction.

     d. Past experience in conducting auctions.

     e. Marketing strategies to be used.

     f. Portion of revenue proposed to be retained by the organization.

     4. The director will select an organization to conduct an auction.

     a. Revenue potential to the department will be a primary criterion in applicant selection.

     b. The department shall enter into a contract with the organization identifying specific terms of the contract.

     5. The organization shall notify the public about the auction hunt opportunities.

     a. The public must be informed of the date, time, and place of the auction and, the organization must hold the auction as specified.

     b. The auction must be accessible to the public.

     c. Anyone may bid on an auction permit.

     d. The organization shall award the hunt to the highest qualified bidder who will then become the auction hunt hunter.

     e. The organization shall notify the department of the name and address of the successful bidder within two days of the auction.

     f. The department's share of the auction revenue shall be delivered to the department within 30 days of the auction.

     6. ((All revenue to the department from an auction shall be used for the management and benefit of that species.)) Revenue from the sale of single-species auction permits shall be used for the management of that species and revenue from the sale of multiple-species auction permits shall be used for game management. Except, that the hunting license fees for the appropriate species shall be considered part of the auction price and be deducted from the auction revenue. A hunting license and transport tag will be mailed to the successful bidder.

     7. The deer auction winner may purchase an additional deer hunting license and transport tag, and the elk auction winner may purchase an additional elk hunting license and transport tag. Even if drawn in a previous license year for a mountain goat, bighorn sheep, or moose hunt, a hunter may participate in an auction hunt.

     8. Hunting licenses or transport tags obtained pursuant to an auction may not be resold or reassigned.

     9. The auction hunt hunter shall comply with all applicable hunting rules and regulations.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040, 77.12.020, 77.32.070, 77.32.530. 01-10-048 (Order 01-69), § 232-28-292, filed 4/26/01, effective 5/27/01.]

OTS-2961.2


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 09-53, filed 4/15/09, effective 5/16/09)

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.


It is unlawful for hunters to participate in landowner-permit hunts unless the hunters ((must)) possess both an access permit from the landowner and a hunting permit from the department ((when hunting on lands and)) for the species covered under landowner's contract. A violation of this section is punishable under RCW 77.15.410.


(1) Buckrun


Buckrun is located in Grant County, near the town of Wilson Creek.


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 during the permit seasons with written authorization from the Buckrun manager. All hunters must check in and out on hunt day. Hunts will be scheduled on a first come basis by calling 509-345-2577 in advance.


Deer


2009 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 Oct. 26 - Dec. 31 Any deer Buckrun

Deer


2009 Buckrun Special Hunting Permits


Hunters apply to the 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. 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) 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.


2009-10 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 8 Aug. 1 - March 31 Antlerless Silver Dollar

2009-10 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 8 Aug. 1 - March 31 Youth Only, Any Elk Silver Dollar
Silver Dollar Antlerless Elk 6 Aug. 1 - March 31 Youth Only, Antlerless Elk Only Silver Dollar
Silver Dollar Antlerless Elk 2 Aug. 1 - March 31 Persons of Disability Only, Antlerless Elk Only Silver Dollar

(3) 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.


2009-10 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 6 Aug. 1 - March 31 Antlerless Blackrock Ranches

2009-10 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 3 Aug. 1 - March 31 Antlerless Only Blackrock Ranches
Blackrock Ranches 1 Aug. 1 - March 31 Youth Only, Any Elk Blackrock Ranches
Blackrock Ranches 3 Aug. 1 - March 31 Youth Only, Antlerless Only Blackrock Ranches

(4) ((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.


2009-10 Teanaway 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 Oct. 1 - Jan. 31 Any Bull Teanaway Ranch))

2009-10 Teanaway 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 Oct. 1 - Jan. 31 Any Bull Teanaway Ranch))

(5))) Pine Mountain Ranch


The Pine Mountain Ranch is located in Yakima County, 14 miles west of Yakima. A legal description of the property is in the contract between the Pine Mountain Ranch and the department.


2009 Pine Mountain Ranch Landowner Hunting Permits


The manager of the Pine Mountain Ranch will distribute these hunting permits. An access fee may be charged in order to utilize these permits.


Deer


Hunt Name Quota Access Season Special Restrictions Boundary Description
Pine Mountain Ranch 2 Nov. 2 - Dec. 31 Any Buck Pine Mountain Ranch


Elk


Hunt Name Quota Access Season Special Restrictions Boundary Description
Pine Mountain Ranch 1 Nov. 2 - Dec. 31 Any Bull Pine Mountain Ranch

2009 Pine Mountain Ranch Special Hunting Permits


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


Deer


Hunt Name Quota Access Season Special Restrictions Boundary Description
Pine Mountain Ranch 2 Nov. 2 - Dec. 31 Youth Only, Any Buck Pine Mountain Ranch


Elk


Hunt Name Quota Access Season Special Restrictions Boundary Description
Pine Mountain Ranch 1 Nov. 2 - Dec. 31 Youth Only, Any Bull Pine Mountain Ranch

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047, 77.12.020, 77.12.570, 77.12.210, 77.12.150, 77.12.240. 09-09-083 (Order 09-53), § 232-28-295, filed 4/15/09, effective 5/16/09. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047, 77.12.020, 77.12.570, 77.12.210. 08-09-090 (Order 08-78), § 232-28-295, filed 4/18/08, effective 5/19/08; 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-2962.2


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 09-53, filed 4/15/09, effective 5/16/09)

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 from Tepee Camp (east fork of Butte Creek) to Butte Creek, and west of Butte Creek to the Washington-Oregon state line.


Elk Area No. 1009 East Wenaha (Columbia, Garfield, Asotin counties): That portion of GMU 169 east of USFS trail 3112 from Tepee Camp (east fork Butte Creek) to Butte Creek, and east of Butte Creek to the Washington-Oregon state line.


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. 1016 (Columbia County): GMU-162 Dayton, excluding the Rainwater Wildlife Area.


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): Starting at the Division St bridge over the Wenatchee River in the town of Cashmere; S on Aplets Way then Division St to Pioneer St; W on Pioneer St to Mission Creek Rd; S on Mission Creek Rd to Binder Rd; W on Binder Rd to Mission Creek Rd; S on Mission Creek Rd to Tripp Canyon Rd; W on Tripp Canyon Rd to where Tripp Canyon Rd stops following Tripp Creek; W on Tripp Creek to its headwaters; W up the drainage, about 1000 feet, to US Forest Service (USFS) Rd 7200-160; W on USFS Rd 7200-160 to Camas Creek Rd (USFS Rd 7200); W on Camas Creek Rd (USFS 7200 Rd) (excluding Camas Land firearm closure*) to US Hwy 97; N on US Hwy 97 to Mountain Home Rd (USFS 7300 Rd); N on Mountain Home Rd to the Wenatchee River in the town of Leavenworth; S on the Wenatchee River to the Division St bridge in Cashmere and 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 Highway 12; northeast on Highway 12 to the Naches River; southeast down the Naches River to Cowiche Creek; west up Cowiche Creek and South Fork Cowiche Creek to Summitview Avenue; northwest on Summitview Avenue to Cowiche Mill Road; west on Cowiche Mill Road to the power line in the northeast corner of T13N, R15E, SEC 13; 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 the Wild Horse Wind Farm Boundary; south and East on Wild Horse Wind Farm boundary to the Vantage Highway; east along the Vantage Highway to the first power line crossing; southwest along the power lines to where they intersect with the second set of BPA power lines in T17N, R21E, Section 18; southeast along the BPA power lines 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/Hanson 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 Big Creek; north on Big Creek to Nelson Siding Road; west and north on Nelson Siding Road to 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. 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. 4601 North Bend (King County): That portion of ((King County within the following described boundary.)) GMU 460 beginning at the interchange of State Route (SR) 18 and I-90; W on I-90 to SE 82nd St, Exit 22, at the town of Preston; N on SE 82nd Street to Preston Fall City Rd SE (Old SR 203); N on Preston Fall City Rd SE to SE Fall City Snoqualmie Rd (SR 202) at the town of Fall City; E on SE Fall City Snoqualmie Rd to the crossing of Tokul Creek; N and E up Tokul Creek to its crossing with Tokul Rd SE; S on SE Tokul Rd to SE 53rd Way; E on SE 53rd Way where it turns into 396th Dr SE then S on 396th Dr SE to SE Reinig Rd; E on SE Reinig Rd to 428th Ave SE; N on 428th Ave SE to where it turns into North Fork Rd SE; N and E on North Fork Rd SE to Ernie's Grove Rd; E on Ernie's Grove Rd to SE 70th St; N on SE 70th St to its ends at Fantastic Falls on the North Fork Snoqualmie River; SW down the North Fork Snoqualmie River to ((the end of Moon Valley Rd SE; S and W on Moon Valley Rd SE to where it turns into SE 87th St; W on SE 87th to 436th Pl SE; S on 436th Pl SE to 436th Ave SE; S on 436th Ave SE to SE 92nd St; W on SE 92nd St to 428th Ave SE; S on 428th Ave SE to the crossing of the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River; S and E up the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River to SE Mt Si Road; E on SE Mt Si)) Fantastic Falls and the Mt Si Natural Resource Conservation Area boundary then S and E along the southern boundary of the Mt Si NRCA to the "School Bus" turnaround at SE 114th St; S on 480th Ave SE to SE 130th St; S and E on SE 130th St to its end; SSE overland from the end of SE 130th St, over the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River, to the end of 486th Ave SE; S on 486th Ave SE to the intersection with SE Middle Fork Road; Due S, from said intersection, up Grouse Mountain toward its peak, to the logging road adjacent to Grouse Mountain Peak; S down the logging road to Grouse Ridge Access Rd; W on Grouse Ridge Access Road which becomes SE 146th St; W on SE 146th St to ((468th Ave SE (SE Edgewick Rd); S on 468th Ave SE (SE Edgewick Rd) to)) I-90 then east along I-90 to the W boundary of Olallie/Twin Falls State Park then S along the state park western boundary to its most western boundary where it intersects with the boundary of the Iron Horse State Park; W along the boundary of Iron Horse State Park to the boundary of the Rattlesnake Lake Recreation Area; W along the boundary of the Rattlesnake Lake Recreation Area to Cedar Falls Rd SE; N along the Cedar Falls Rd to SE 174th Way; W on SE 174th Way to SE 174th St; W on SE 174th St to SE 173rd St; W on SE 173rd St to SE 170th Pl; W on SE 170th Pl to SE 169th St; W on SE 169th St to 424th Ave SE; N on 424th Ave SE to SE 168th St; W on SE 168th St to 422 Ave SE; N on 422 Ave SE to 426th Way SE; S on 426th Way SE to SE 164th St; E on SE 164th St to Uplands Way SE; W on Uplands Way SE to the crossing with the Power Transmission Lines; W along the Power Transmission Lines to the Winery Rd; NW on the Winery Rd to SE 99th Rd; W and N on SE 99th Rd to the I-90 interchange, at Exit 27; SW on I-90 to the interchange with SR 18 and the point of beginning.


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 beginning on the North Fork Toutle River at the mouth of Hoffstadt Creek; SE up the North Fork Toutle River to Deer Creek; SE up Deer Creek to Weyerhaeuser (Weyco) 3020 line; NW along Weyco 3020 line to Weyco 3000 line; E along Weyco 3000 line to Weyco 3000P line; E on the 3000P line to Weyco 5600 Line to the Mount Saint Helens National Volcanic Monument Boundary; N on the Mount Saint Helens National Volcanic Monument Boundary to SR 504; W on SR 504 to Hoffstadt Creek Bridge on Hoffstadt Creek; S and W down Hoffstadt Creek to the North Fork Toutle River and point of beginning.


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 mile post 16 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. 6013 (Pierce County): That part of GMU 652 beginning at the intersection of Highway 167 and Highway 410; north on Highway 167 to Highway 18; east on Highway 18 to Highway 164; southeasterly on Highway 164 to Highway 410; westerly on Highway 410 to Highway 167 and the point of beginning.


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.)) That portion of GMU 654 beginning at the intersection of Mount Rainier National Park's western boundary and State Route (SR) 706; W on SR 706 to 278th Ave E; N on 278th Ave E to WA Dept of Natural Resources' (DNR) 1300 Rd; NW on DNR 1300 Rd to Scott Turner Rd; NW on Scott Turner Rd to Alder Cutoff Rd; W and NE on Alder Cutoff Rd to Center St SE in the town of Eatonville; NW on Center St SE to SR 161; N and W on SR 161 to Orville Rd E; N on Orville Rd E, past Lake Ohop and Lake Kapowsin, to the bridge crossing the Puyallup River; SE up the Puyallup River to Mount Rainier National Park's western boundary; S on Mount Rainier National Park's western boundary to SR 706 and the 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 east of Gatton Creek and Lake Quinault.


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 US Hwy 101; east on US Hwy 101 to Chicken Coop Road; east and north on Chicken Coop Road to the Clallam-Jefferson county line; south and west along the Clallam-Jefferson county line to the Olympic National Park boundary; north and west along the Olympic Park boundary to McDonald Creek; north along McDonald Creek to US Hwy 101; east along US Hwy 101 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 Republic (Ferry County): That area within one-half mile surrounding the incorporated town of Republic.


Deer Area No. 1035 Highway 395 Corridor (Stevens County): That portion of GMU 121 beginning at the intersection of US Highway (Hwy) 395 (State Route 20) and State Route (SR) 25: S on SR 25 to Old Kettle Rd; E on Old Kettle Rd to Mingo Mountain Rd; S on Mingo Mountain Rd to Greenwood Loop Rd; E on Greenwood Loop Rd to the bridge over the Colville River; S on the Colville River to the bridge over Gold Creek Loop/Valley Westside Rd; W and S on Valley Westside Rd to the Orin-Rice Rd; E on Orin-Rice Rd to Haller Creek Rd; S on Haller Creek Rd to Skidmore Rd; E and S on Skidmore Rd to Arden Hill Rd; E on Arden Hill Rd to Townsend-Sackman Rd; S on Townsend-Sackman Rd to Twelve Mile Rd; S on Twelve Mile Rd to Marble Valley Basin Rd; S on Marble Valley Basin Rd to Zimmer Rd; S on Zimmer Rd to Blue Creek West Rd; E on Blue Creek West Rd to Dry Creek Rd; S on Dry Creek Rd to Duncan Rd; E on Duncan Rd to Tetro Rd; S on Tetro Rd to Heine Rd; E and S on Heine Rd to Farm-to-Market Rd; S on Farm-to-Market Rd to Newton Rd (also known as Rickers Lane); E on Newton Rd to US Hwy 395; N on US Hwy 395 to McLean Rd and Twelve Mile Rd (also known as Old Arden Hwy); N on McLean Rd and Twelve Mile Rd to US Hwy 395; N on US Hwy 395 to Old Arden Hwy (again); N on Old Arden Hwy to US Hwy 395; N on US Hwy 395, through the town of Colville, then W on US Hwy 395 (SR 20) to SR 25 and the point of beginning.


Deer Area No. 1050 Spokane North (Spokane County): From the intersection of the Spokane River and the Idaho-Washington state line, N to Hauser Lake Rd, W to Starr Rd, S to Newman Lake Dr, W and N to Foothills Rd, W to Forker Rd, N and W to Hwy 206 (Mt Spokane Park Rd), N to Feehan Rd, N to Randall Rd, W to Day Mt Spokane Rd, N to Big Meadows Rd, W to Madison Rd, N to Tallman Rd, W to Elk-Chattaroy Rd, N to Laurel Rd, E to Conklin Rd, N to Nelson Rd, E to Jackson Rd, N to Oregon Rd, E to Jefferson Rd, N to Frideger Rd, W to Elk-Camden Rd, S to Boundary Rd, N and W to Dunn Rd, S to Oregon Rd, W to Hwy 2, ((S to Eloika Lake Rd, W onto Bridges Rd, W to Sherman Rd, N to Oregon Rd, W to Whittier Rd, S to Railroad Rd, SE to)) S on US Hwy 2 to the Deer Park-Milan Rd, W on the Deer Park-Milan Rd to US Hwy 395 at the town of Deer Park, NW on US Hwy 395 and W onto Williams Valley Rd, W and S to Hattery Rd (Owens Rd), S and E to Swenson Rd, S to Hwy 291, west to Stone Lodge Rd, west to the Spokane River, E on the Spokane River to the Idaho state border and the point of beginning.


Deer Area No. 1060 Spokane South (Spokane County): That part of GMU 127 beginning at the intersection of Spokane River and Barker Rd Bridge, Barker Rd S to 24 Ave, 24 Ave W to Barker Rd, Barker Rd S to 32 Ave, 32 Ave W to Linke Rd, Linke Rd S and E to Chapman Rd, Chapman Rd S to Linke Rd, Linke Rd S to Belmont Rd, Belmont Rd W to Hwy 27, Hwy 27 S to Palouse Hwy, Palouse Hwy W to Valley Chapel Rd, Valley Chapel Rd S to Spangle Creek Rd, Spangle Creek Rd SW to Hwy 195, Hwy 195 N to I-90, I-90 E to Latah Creek at I-90-Latah Creek Bridge, Latah Creek NE to Spokane River, Spokane River E to the Barker Rd Bridge and the point of beginning.


Deer Area No. 1070 Spokane West (Spokane County): That part of GMU 130 beginning at the intersection of I-90 and Latah Creek at I-90-Latah Creek Bridge, NE to Hwy 195 S on Hwy 195 S to Paradise Rd, Paradise Rd W to Smythe Road, Smythe Road NW to Anderson Rd, Anderson Rd W to Cheney Spokane Rd, Cheney Spokane Rd SW to Hwy 904/1st St in the town of Cheney, 1st SW to Salnave Rd/Hwy 902, Salnave Rd NW to Malloy Prairie Rd, Malloy Prairie Rd W to Medical Lake Tyler Rd, Medical Lake Tyler Rd N to Gray Rd, Gray Rd W then N to Fancher Rd, Fancher Rd NW to Ladd Rd, Ladd Rd N to Chase Rd, Chase Rd E to Espanola Rd, Espanola Rd N turns into Wood Rd, Wood Rd N to Coulee Hite Rd, Coulee Hite Rd E to Seven Mile Rd, Seven Mile Rd E to Spokane River, Spokane River S to Latah Creek, Latah Creek S to I-90 at the Latah Creek Bridge and the point of beginning.


Deer Area No. 1080 Colfax (Whitman County): That part of GMUs 139 and 142 beginning at the intersection of Hwy 195 and Crumbaker Rd, NE on Crumbaker Rd to Brose Rd, E on Brose Rd to Glenwood Rd, S on Glenwood Rd to Hwy 272, SE on Hwy 272 to Clear Creek Rd, SE on Clear Creek Rd to Stueckle Rd, S on Stueckle Rd to Paulouse River Rd, E to Kenoyier Rd SE to Abbott Rd, S on Abbott Rd to Parvin Rd, S on Parvin Rd to McIntosh Rd, S on McIntosh Rd to 4 mile Rd/Shawnee Rd, W on Shawnee Rd to Hwy 195, N on Hwy 195 to Prune Orchard Rd, W on Prune Orchard Rd to Almota Rd, S on Almota Rd to Duncan Springs Rd, W and NW on Duncan Springs Rd to Airport Rd, NW on Airport Rd to Fairgrounds Rd, N on Fairgrounds Rd to Endicott Rd, NNW on Endicott Rd to Morley Rd, E and S and E on Morley Rd to Hwy 295 (26), NE on Hwy 295 to West River Dr then follow Railroad Tracks NW to Manning Rd, E on Manning Rd to Green Hollow Rd, E and S on Green Hollow Rd to Bill Wilson Rd, E on Bill Wilson Rd to Hwy 195, S on Hwy 195 to Crumbaker Rd and the point of beginning.


Deer Area No. 2010 Benge (Adams ((County)) and Whitman counties): That part of GMU 284 beginning at the town of Washtucna; north on SR 261 to Weber Road; east on Weber Road to ((Bengel)) Benzel Road; north on ((Bengel)) Benzel Road to Wellsandt Road; east on Wellsandt Road to ((McCall)) Hills Road; south on Hills Road to Urquhart Road; east on Urquhart Road to Harder Road, East on Harder 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)) George Knott Road; south on George Knott 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)) Norton Canyon Road; north on ((Davis)) Norton 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. 2013 North Okanogan (Okanogan County): Restricted to private land only located within the following boundary: Beginning in Tonasket at the junction of Havillah Road and Hwy 97; northeast on Havillah Road to Dry Gulch Extension road; north to Dry Gulch Road, north on Dry Gulch Road to Oroville-Chesaw Road; west on Oroville-Chesaw Road to Molson Road; north on Molson Road to Nine Mile road, north and west on Nine Mile Road to the Canadian border at the old Sidley Town Site; west along the border to the east shore of Lake Osoyoos; south around Lake Osoyoos to the Okanogan River; south along the east bank of the Okanogan River to the Bridge at Riverside over the Okanogan River; east on Tunk Creek Rd to Chewiliken Valley Rd; northeast along Chewiliken Valley Road to Talkire Lake Road; north on Talkire Lake Rd to Hwy 20; west on Hwy 20 to the junction of Hwy 20 and Hwy 97; north on Hwy 97 to point of beginning.


Deer Area No. 2014 Central Okanogan (Okanogan County): Restricted to private land only located within the following boundary: Beginning in Tonasket on the Okanogan River at the Fourth St Bridge; south along Hwy 7 to Pine Creek Road; west along Pine Creek Rd to Horse Spring Coulee Rd; north on Horse Spring Coulee Rd to Beeman Rd; west on Beeman Rd to North Lemanasky Rd; south along North Lemanasky Road to Pine Creek Rd; south on Pine Creek Rd to Hagood Cut-off Road; south on Hagood Cut-off Rd to South Pine Creek Rd; east on South Pine Creek Rd to Hwy 97; south on Hwy 97 to Town of Riverside North Main Street junction; southeast on North Main Street to Tunk Valley road and the Okanogan River Bridge; north along the west shore of the Okanogan River to the Tonasket Fourth Street bridge and the point of beginning.


Deer Area No. 2015 Omak (Okanogan County): Restricted to private land only located within the following boundary: Beginning at Hwy 97 and Riverside Cut-off road; west on Riverside Cut-off Rd to Conconully Road; south on Conconully Rd to Danker Cut-off road; west on Danker Cut-off road to Salmon Creek Rd; north on Salmon Creek Rd to Spring Coulee Rd; south on Spring Coulee Rd to B&O Road North Rd; southwest on B&O North Rd to Hwy 20; east on Hwy 20 to B&O Rd; south on B&O Rd to the Town of Malott and the bridge over the Okanogan River; north along the west bank of the Okanogan River to the Town of Riverside and the Tunk Valley road bridge; west on Tunk Valley road to State Street in Riverside; south on State Street to 2nd Street; west on 2nd Street to Hwy 97 and the point of beginning.


Deer Area No. 2016 Conconully (Okanogan County): Restricted to private land only located within the following boundary: Beginning at the Conconully town limit at the south edge of Town and the east shore of Conconully Reservoir; south along the east shore of the reservoir to Salmon Creek; south along the east bank of Salmon Creek to Salmon Creek road at the old Ruby Town site; south on Salmon Creek road to Green Lake road; northeast on Green Lake road to Conconully road; north on Conconully road to the south limit of the Town of Conconully and the point of beginning.


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. 3088 High Prairie (Klickitat County): That portion of GMU 388 (Grayback) that is south of SR 142.


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 Hwy 12. Northeast on Hwy 12 to the Naches River. Southeast down the Naches River to Cowiche Creek. West up Cowiche Creek and the South Fork Cowiche Creek to Summitview Ave. Northwest on Summitview Ave to Cowiche Mill Road. West on Cowiche Mill Road to the power line in the northeast corner of T13N, R15E, SEC 13. 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. 4926 Guemes (Skagit County): That part of GMU 407 (North Sound) on Guemes Island.


Deer Area No. 5064: That part of GMU 564 in the Columbia River near the mouth of the Cowlitz River made up of Cottonwood Island and Howard Island.


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


Deer Area No. 6020: Dungeness-Miller Peninsula (Clallam and Jefferson counties): That part of GMU 624 west of Discovery Bay and Salmon Creek.


((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.
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[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047, 77.12.020, 77.12.570, 77.12.210, 77.12.150, 77.12.240. 09-09-083 (Order 09-53), § 232-28-337, filed 4/15/09, effective 5/16/09. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047, 77.12.020, 77.12.570, 77.12.210. 08-09-090 (Order 08-78), § 232-28-337, filed 4/18/08, effective 5/19/08. 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.]

     Reviser's note: The spelling error in the above section occurred in the copy filed by the agency and appears in the Register pursuant to the requirements of RCW 34.08.040.

OTS-2963.3


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 09-53, filed 4/15/09, effective 5/16/09)

WAC 232-28-342   2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12 Small game seasons.   It is unlawful to fail to comply with bag, possession, and season limits except as described below. Violations of this section are punishable under RCW 77.15.245, 77.15.400, and 77.15.430, depending on the species hunted and the violation.


STATEWIDE SEASONS:


FOREST GROUSE (BLUE, RUFFED, AND SPRUCE)


Bag and Possession Limits: Four (4) grouse per day, straight or mixed bag, with a total of twelve (12) grouse in possession at any time.


SEASON DATES: Sept. 1 - Dec. 31, 2009, 2010, 2011.


BOBCAT


Bag and Possession Limits: No limit.


SEASON DATES: Sept. 1 - Mar. 15, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012.

RESTRICTION: Bobcat may not be hunted with dogs.


RACCOON


Bag and Possession Limits: No limit.


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


SEASON DATES: Sept. 1 - Mar. 15, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012.


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. 1 - Mar. 15, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012.


COYOTE


Bag and Possession Limits: No limit.


OPEN AREA : Statewide.


SEASON DATES: Year round.

RESTRICTION: Coyote may not be hunted with dogs.


COTTONTAIL RABBIT 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, 2009 - Mar. 15, 2010; Sept. 1, 2010 - Mar. 15, 2011; Sept. 1, 2011 - Mar. 15, 2012.


CROWS


Bag and Possession Limits: No limit.


SEASON DATES: Oct. 1, 2009 - Jan. 31, 2010; Oct. 1, 2010 - Jan. 31, 2011; Oct. 1, 2011 - Jan. 31, 2012.


JACKRABBIT


Season closed statewide.


PTARMIGAN, SAGE, AND SHARP-TAILED GROUSE


Season closed statewide.


WILD TURKEY:


YOUTH SEASON


LEGAL BIRD: Male turkeys and turkeys with visible beards only.


SEASON DATES: April 3-4, 2010; April 2-3, 2011; April 7-8, 2012.


SPRING SEASON


LEGAL BIRD: Male turkeys and turkeys with visible beards only.


SEASON DATES: April 15 - May 31, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012.


BAG LIMIT: The combined spring/youth 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.


FALL NORTHEAST BEARDLESS TURKEY SEASON


LEGAL BIRD: Beardless only.


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


OPEN AREA: GMUs 105-124.


SEASON DATES: Sept. 26 - Oct. 9, 2009; Sept. 25 - Oct. 8, 2010; Sept. 24 - Oct. 7, 2011.


BAG LIMIT: Two (2) beardless turkeys.


EARLY FALL GENERAL SEASON


LEGAL BIRD: Either sex.


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


OPEN AREA: GMUs 101 ((and)), 127-133, 145-154, and 162-186.


SEASON DATES: Sept. 26 - Oct. 9, 2009; Sept. 25 - Oct. 8, 2010; Sept. 24 - Oct. 7, 2011.


BAG LIMIT: One (1) turkey during the early fall general and permit hunting seasons combined.


FALL PERMIT SEASONS


LEGAL BIRD: Either sex.


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


Hunt Name Permit Season Dates Special Restrictions Boundary Description Permits Bag Limit*
((Blue Mt. West Sept. 26 - Oct. 9, 2009, Sept. 25 - Oct. 8, 2010, Sept. 24 - Oct. 7, 2011 Either sex GMUs 149-163 400 1
Blue Mt. East Sept. 26 - Oct. 9, 2009, Sept. 25 - Oct. 8, 2010, Sept. 24 - Oct. 7, 2011 Either sex GMUs 145, 172-186 300 1))
Klickitat Sept. 26 - Oct. 9, 2009, Sept. 25 - Oct. 8, 2010, Sept. 24 - Oct. 7, 2011 Either sex GMUs 382, 388, 568-578 150 1
Methow Nov. 15 - Dec. 15, 2009, 2010, 2011 Either sex GMUs 218-231 and 242 50 1

*BAG LIMIT: During the early fall general and permit hunting seasons combined.


LATE FALL SEASON


LEGAL BIRD: Either sex.


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


OPEN AREA: GMUs 105-124.


SEASON DATES: Nov. 20 - Dec. 15, 2009, 2010, 2011.


BAG LIMIT: One (1) turkey.


HUNTER EDUCATION INSTRUCTOR INCENTIVE PERMITS


LEGAL BIRD: Male turkeys 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, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012.


PERMITS: 2.


OFFICIAL HUNTING HOURS FOR WILD TURKEY:


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 shooting #4 shot or smaller, archery, and muzzleloader shotgun shooting #4 shot or smaller.

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. 26 and 27, 2009; Sept. 25 and 26, 2010; Sept. 24 and 25, 2011. Open only to youth hunters accompanied by an adult at least 18 years old.


REGULAR SEASON DATES: Oct. 24, 2009 - Jan. 18, 2010; Oct. 23, 2010 - Jan. 17, 2011; Oct. 22, 2011 - Jan. 16, 2012.


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. 26 and 27, 2009; Sept. 25 and 26, 2010; Sept. 24 and 25, 2011. Open only to youth hunters accompanied by an adult at least 18 years old.


REGULAR SEASON DATES: Oct. 3, 2009 - Jan. 18, 2010; Oct. 2, 2010 - Jan. 17, 2011; Oct. 1, 2011 - Jan. 16, 2012.


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. 26 and 27, 2009; Sept. 25 and 26, 2010; Sept. 24 and 25, 2011. Open only to youth hunters accompanied by an adult at least 18 years old.


REGULAR SEASON DATES: Oct. 3, 2009 - Jan. 18, 2010; Oct. 2, 2010 - Jan. 17, 2011; Oct. 2, 2011 - Jan. 16, 2012.


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. 26 and 27, 2009; Sept. 25 and 26, 2010; Sept. 24 and 25, 2011. Open only to youth hunters accompanied by an adult at least 18 years old.


REGULAR SEASON DATES: Oct. 3, 2009 - Jan. 18, 2010; Oct. 2, 2010 - Jan. 17, 2011; Oct. 2, 2011 - Jan. 16, 2012.


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. 26 and 27, 2009; Sept. 25 and 26, 2010; Sept. 24 and 25, 2011. 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. 28 - Oct. 2, 2009; Sept. 27 - Oct. 1, 2010; Sept. 26-30, 2011.


REGULAR SEASON DATES: Oct. 3 - Nov. 30, 2009; Oct. 2 - Nov. 30, 2010; Oct. 1 - Nov. 30, 2011. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; EXCEPT Dungeness Recreation Area Site (Clallam County) starting Oct. 3, 2009; Oct. 2, 2010; Oct. 1, 2011.


EXTENDED SEASON DATES: Dec. 1-15, 2009, 2010, 2011. 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.
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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. 3 - Nov. 30, 2009; Oct. 2 - Nov. 30, 2010; Oct. 1 - Nov. 30, 2011.


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. 3 - Nov. 30, 2009; Oct. 2 - Nov. 30, 2010; Oct. 1 - Nov. 30, 2011.


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, 2009 - Mar. 15, 2010; Aug. 1, 2010 - Mar. 15, 2011; Aug. 1, 2011 - Mar. 15, 2012.


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, 2009 - Feb. 15, 2010; Sept. 1, 2010 - Feb. 15, 2011; Sept. 1, 2011 - Feb. 15, 2012.


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 - Dec. 16, 2009, 2010, 2011.


COTTONTAIL RABBIT 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, 2009 - Mar. 15, 2010; Aug. 1, 2010 - Mar. 15, 2011; Aug. 1, 2011 - Mar. 15, 2012.


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.


WESTERN WASHINGTON SEASON DATES: Sept. 10-15, 2009, 2010, 2011. EXCEPT Pacific County: Sept. 1-15, 2009, 2010, and 2011.


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. 1-30, 2009, 2010, 2011.


HIP REQUIREMENTS:


All hunters age 16 and over of migratory game birds (duck, goose, coot, snipe, mourning dove, and band-tailed pigeon) 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, 2009, 2010, 2011.


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, 2009 - Mar. 31, 2010; Aug. 1, 2010 - Mar. 31, 2011; Aug. 1, 2011 - Mar. 31, 2012.


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)), coyote, and bobcat is prohibited year round.


YAKAMA INDIAN RESERVATION:


The 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12 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 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12 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, 77.12.020, 77.12.570, 77.12.210, 77.12.150, 77.12.240. 09-09-083 (Order 09-53), § 232-28-342, filed 4/15/09, effective 5/16/09. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047, 77.12.020, 77.12.570, 77.12.210. 08-09-090 (Order 08-78), § 232-28-342, filed 4/18/08, effective 5/19/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 06-11-031 (Order 06-91), § 232-28-342, filed 5/8/06, effective 6/8/06.]

OTS-2964.3


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 09-53, filed 4/15/09, effective 5/16/09)

WAC 232-28-351   2009-2011 Deer general seasons and definitions.   It is unlawful to fail to comply with bag, possession, and season limits except as described below. Violations of this section are punishable under RCW 77.15.410.


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, 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, 186, and black-tailed deer in GMU 578.


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 the Klickitat River; south 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 the Klickitat River; south 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 2009 Dates 2010 Dates 2011 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
Western

Washington

Black-tailed Deer

Oct. 17-31 Oct. 16-31 Oct. 15-31 407, 418, 426, 448 through 466, 501 through 520, 524 through 556, 560, 568, 572, 574, 601 through 633, 638 through 653, 658 through 673, 684 Any buck
GMUs 410, 564, Deer Areas 4013, 4926, 6014, and 6020 Any deer
578 3 pt. min.
437, 636, 654, 681 2 pt. min.
Eastern

Washington

White-tailed Deer

Oct. 17-30 Oct. 16-29 Oct. 15-28 101 through 124, 373 Any white-tailed buck
Oct. 17-25 Oct. 16-24 Oct. 15-23 203 through 284, 328, 330 through 368, 372 Any white-tailed buck
Oct. 17-25 Oct. 16-24 Oct. 15-23 127 through 154, 162 through 186 White-tailed, 3 pt. min.
379, 381 Any white-tailed deer
Eastern

Washington

Mule Deer

Oct. 17-25 Oct. 16-24 Oct. 15-23 101 through 154, 162 through 186, 203 through 284, 328, 330 through 368, 372, 379, 381 Mule deer, 3 pt. min.
Oct. 17-30 Oct. 16-29 Oct. 15-28 373, 382, 388 Mule deer, 3 pt. min.
LATE GENERAL SEASON
Western

Washington

Black-tailed Deer

Nov. 19-22 Nov. 18-21 Nov. 17-20 407, ((410,)) 454, 466, 501 through 520, 524 through 560, 568 ((through 578)), 572, 601 through 633, 638 through 653, 658 through 673, 684 and 699 Any buck
636, 654, 681 2 pt. min.
Nov. 19-22 Nov. 18-21 Nov. 17-20 GMUs 410 and 564, Deer Areas 4013, 4926, 6014, 6020 Any deer
Eastern

Washington

White-tailed Deer

Nov. 7-19 Nov. 6-19 Nov. 5-19 105 through 124 Any white-tailed buck
HUNTERS 65 AND OVER, DISABLED, OR YOUTH GENERAL SEASONS
Eastern

Washington

White-tailed Deer

Oct. 17-30 Oct. ((16-29)) 21-24 Oct. 15-28 101 through 124 Any white-tailed deer
Oct. 17-25 Oct. 16-24 Oct. 15-23 127 through 142, 145, 154, Deer Area 1010, and 172 through 178 White-tailed, 3 pt. min. or antlerless
MASTER HUNTER SEASON
Eastern

Washington

White-tailed Deer

Dec. 9-15 Dec. 9-15 Dec. 9-15 GMUs 130-142 White-tailed, 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 2009 Dates 2010 Dates 2011 Dates Game Management Units (GMUs) Legal Deer
Early Archery General Deer Seasons
Western

Washington

Black-tailed Deer

Sept. 1-25 Sept. 1-24 Sept. 1-23 407 through 426, 448, 450, 454, 466, 501, 504, 505, 510, 513, 520, 554, 564, 568, 572, ((601, 603, 615,)) 621 through 633, 642 through 652, 658 through 672, 684 and 699 Any deer
460, 503, 574, 601, 603, 615, 673 Any buck
437, 654, 681 2 pt. min. or antlerless
578 3 pt. min.
Sept. 1-20 Sept. 1-19 Sept. 1-18 516, 524, 556, 560, ((602, 607, 612, 618,)) 636, 638, 653 Any deer
506, 530, 550, 602, 607, 612, 618 Any buck
Eastern

Washington

Mule Deer

Sept. 1-25 Sept. 1-24 Sept. 1-23 105 through 127, 145, 162, 163, 166, 169, 243, 334 3 pt. min.
142, 175 through 181, 186, Deer Area 1010, 244 through 247, 249, 250, 260, 372, 373, 379, 381, 388 3 pt. min. or antlerless
Sept. 1-20 Sept. 1-19 Sept. 1-18 149, 154, 162, 166, 169, 172, 251, 328, 335, 336, 340, 342, 346, 352, 356, 360, 364, 368 3 pt. min.
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. 16-25 Sept. 16-24 Sept. 16-23 101, 130 through 139, 204 through 242, 248, 254, 262, 266, 269, 272, 278, 284, 382 3 pt. min. or antlerless
Sept. 1-24 Sept. 1-23 101 through 121 Any white-tailed buck
Eastern Washington White-tailed Deer Sept. 1-25 Sept. 1-24 Sept. 1-23 ((101 through)) 124, 204 through 250, 254 through 284, 373, 379, 381 Any white-tailed deer
Sept. 1-25 Sept. 1-24 Sept. 1-23 127 through 145, 162, 163, 166, 169, 175, 178, 181, 186 White-tailed, 3 pt. min. or antlerless
Sept. 1-20 Sept. 1-19 Sept. 1-18 154, ((162, 166, 169,)) 172 White-tailed, 3 pt. min. or antlerless
Sept. 1-20 Sept. 1-19 Sept. 1-18 149 White-tailed, 3 pt. min.
Late Archery General Deer Seasons
Western

Washington

Black-tailed Deer

Nov. 25 - Dec. 8 Nov. 24 - Dec. 8 Nov. 23 - Dec. 8 437, 636, 654, 681 2 pt. min. or antlerless
Nov. 25 - Dec. 15 Nov. 24 - Dec. 15 Nov. 23 - Dec. 15 466, 510 through 520, 524, 556, ((601, 607 through 618,)) 638, 648, and 699 Any deer
Nov. 25 - Dec. 15 Nov. 24 - Dec. 15 Nov. 23 - Dec. 15 460, 506, 530, 560, 572, 601, 607 through 618 Any buck
Nov. 24 - Dec. 31 Nov. 23 - Dec. 31 603, 624, 652 Any buck
Nov. 25 - Dec. 31 Nov. 24 - Dec. 31 Nov. 23 - Dec. 31 407, 410, 454, 505, 564, ((603, 624,)) 627, 642, ((652,)) 660 through 672 Any deer
Eastern

Washington

Mule Deer

Nov. 21-30 Nov. 21-30 Nov. 21-30 209, 215, 233, 243, 250 3 pt. min.
Nov. 25 - Dec. 8 Nov. 24 - Dec. 8 Nov. 23 - Dec. 8 346, 352, 364, 388, Deer Area 3682 3 pt. min.
145, 163, 178 3 pt. min. or antlerless
272, 278, 373 3 pt. min. or antlerless
Dec. 2-8 Dec. 2-8 Dec. 2-8 133, 136 Antlerless only
Dec. 9-31 Dec. 9-31 Dec. 9-31 Deer Area 1021 Antlerless only
Eastern

Washington

White-tailed Deer

Nov. 10 - Dec. 15 Nov. 10 - Dec. 15 Nov. 10 - Dec. 15 101 Any white-tailed deer
Nov. 25 - Dec. 15 Nov. ((24)) 25 - Dec. 15 Nov. 23 - Dec. 15 105, 108, 117, 121, 124 Any white-tailed deer
127 White-tailed, 3 pt. min. or antlerless ((white-tailed deer))
Nov. 25 - Dec. 8 Nov. 24 - Dec. 8 Nov. 23 - Dec. 8 145, 163, 178 White-tailed, 3 pt. min. or antlerless ((white-tailed deer))
Nov. 25 - Dec. 15 Nov. 24 - Dec. 15 Nov. 23 - Dec. 15 204, 209, 215, 233, 243, 272, 278, 373 Any white-tailed deer
Dec. 2-8 Dec. 2-8 Dec. 2-8 133, 136 Antlerless only

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 2009 Dates 2010 Dates 2011 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 General Deer Seasons
Western

Washington

Black-tailed Deer

Sept. 26 - Oct. 4 Sept. 25 - Oct. 3 Sept. 24 - Oct. 2 407, 418, 426, 448, 450, 501, 504, 505, 506, 510, 513, 516, 520, 530, 554, 556, 568, 572, 574, 603, 607, 612, 615, 624, ((636,)) 638, 642, 648, 660, 663, 672, 673, 684 Any buck
410, 454, 564, 627, 652, 666, Deer Areas 4926 and 6020 Any deer
437, 636 2 pt. min.
578 3 pt. min.
Eastern

Washington

White-tailed Deer

Sept. 26 - Oct. 4 Sept. 25 - Oct. 3 Sept. 24 - Oct. 2 101 through 124, 203, 204, 209, 215, 231, 233, 239, 242, 243, 244, 245, 246, 248, 250, 251, 260, 278, 284 White-tailed, any buck
142 White-tailed, 3 pt. min. or antlerless
133, 136, 145, 149, 175, 181, 186 White-tailed, 3 pt. min.
((101 through 124,)) 373, 379 White-tailed, any deer
Eastern

Washington

Mule Deer

Sept. 26 - Oct. 4 Sept. 25 - Oct. 3 Sept. 24 - Oct. 2 101 through 124, 133, 136, 142, 145, 149, 175, 181, 186, 203, 204, 209, 215, 231, 233, 239, 242, 243, 244, 245, 246, 248, 250, 251, 254, 260, 262, 266, 269, 272, 284, 328, 330 through 342, 352 through 360, 368, 373, 382 Mule deer, 3 pt. min.
278, 379 Mule deer, 3 pt. min. or antlerless
Late Muzzleloader General Deer Seasons
Western

Washington

Black-tailed

Deer

Nov. 26 - Dec. 15 Nov. 25 - Dec. 15 Nov. 24 - Dec. 15 407, 410, 501, 504, 564, 633, 666, 684, and Deer Areas 4926 and 6020 Any deer
654 2 pt. min.
460, 550, 602, 658 Any buck
Nov. 26 - Dec. 6 Nov. ((26)) 25 - Dec. 6 Nov. 24 - Dec. 6 651, 667, 673 Any buck
Dec. 7-15 Dec. 7-15 Dec. 7-15 651, 673 Any deer
Eastern

Washington

White-tailed Deer

Nov. 26 - Dec. 8 Nov. 25 - Dec. 8 Nov. 24 - Dec. 8 113 Any white-tailed ((deer)) buck
172, 181 White-tailed, 3 pt. min. or antlerless
Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 379 Any white-tailed deer
Nov. 25 - Dec. 1 Nov. 24 - Dec. 1 Nov. 23 - Dec. 1 130, 133, 136, 139 White-tailed, 3 pt. min. or antlerless
Nov. 20-30 Nov. 20-30 Nov. 20-30 381 Any white-tailed deer
Eastern

Washington

Mule Deer

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

Nov. 25 - Dec. 1 Nov. 24 - Dec. 1 Nov. 23 - Dec. 1 130 Antlerless
Nov. 20-30 Nov. 20-30 Nov. 20-30 381 3 pt. min. or antlerless
Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 379 3 pt. min.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047, 77.12.020, 77.12.570, 77.12.210, 77.12.150, 77.12.240. 09-09-083 (Order 09-53), § 232-28-351, filed 4/15/09, effective 5/16/09. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047, 77.12.020, 77.12.570, 77.12.210. 08-09-090 (Order 08-78), § 232-28-351, filed 4/18/08, effective 5/19/08; 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-2965.3


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 09-53, filed 4/15/09, effective 5/16/09)

WAC 232-28-352   2009-2011 Elk general seasons and definitions.   It is unlawful to fail to comply with bag, possession, and season limits except as described below. Violations of this section are punishable under RCW 77.15.410.


Bag Limit: One (1) elk per hunter during the license year, except where otherwise permitted by fish and wildlife commission rule. Any combination of seasons, tags, and permits set by the fish and wildlife commission will not exceed a maximum of two (2) elk per hunter during the license year.


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.


Branch: A branch is defined as any projection off the main antler beam that is at least one inch long, measured on the longest side, and longer than it is wide.


Spike Bull Antler Restrictions: Bull elk taken in spike only GMUs must have at least one antler with no branches originating more than four inches above where the antler attaches to the skull.


Spike Only GMUs: 145-154, 162-186, 249, and 336-368.


True Spike -- Bull Antler Restrictions: Bull elk taken in these units must have both antlers with no branching originating more than four inches above where the antlers attach to the skull. Under the true spike restriction, the taking of an elk that has two points on one side or has antler points within one inch of the definitions regarding length of point, or point of origination, is an infraction under RCW 7.84.030. All other types of violations of the true spike restriction are subject to current penalties and assessments under RCW 77.15.410 and 77.15.420.


True Spike GMUs: 251, 328-335.


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 GMU 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 master hunters only. Elk hunting by permit only in GMUs 418, 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 General 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) 2009 Dates 2010 Dates 2011 Dates Legal Elk
Eastern

Washington

EF 111, 113, 117 Oct. 31 - Nov. 8 Oct. 30 - Nov. 7 Oct. 29 - Nov. 6 Any bull
145 through 154, 162 through 186, 249, 336 through 368 Oct. 31 - Nov. 8 Oct. 30 - Nov. 7 Oct. 29 - Nov. 6 Spike bull
251, 328, 329, ((330,)) 334, 335 Oct. 31 - Nov. 8 Oct. 30 - Nov. 7 Oct. 29 - Nov. 6 True spike bull
Elk Area 3722* Sept. 9-22 Sept. 8-21 Sept. 6-19 Antlerless only
101, 105, 108, 121, 124 through 142, 372, 382, 388 Oct. 31 - Nov. 8 Oct. 30 - Nov. 7 Oct. 29 - Nov. 6 Any elk
Master Hunters Only: 127-142 ((master hunters only)) Dec. 9-31 Dec. 9-31 Dec. 9-31 Any elk
203 through 248, 250, 254 through 290, 373, 379, 381 Oct. 31 - Nov. 15 Oct. 30 - Nov. 15 Oct. 29 - Nov. 15 Any elk
Elk Area 2033 Sept. 8 - Oct. 2 Sept. 7 - Oct. 1 Sept. 6-30 Antlerless only
Master Hunters Only: 371, Elk Area((s 3911 and)) 3912 ((master hunters only)) Aug. 1 - Jan. 20, 2010 Aug. 1 - Jan. 20, 2011 Aug. 1 - Jan. 20, 2012 Antlerless only
Master Hunters Only: Elk Area 3911** Nov. 8 - Dec. 31 Nov. 7 - Dec. 31 Antlerless only
Master Hunters Only: Elk Area 3911** ((master hunters only,)) 2nd tag. Aug. 1 - Oct. 25 Aug. 1 - Oct. ((24)) 29 Aug. 1 - Oct. ((23)) 28 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.
**Master Hunters who hunt in Elk Area 3911 may purchase a master hunter, Elk Area 3911, second elk transport tag. Only one (1) elk may be taken from Elk Area 3911. Any legal weapon may be used. Master hunter, Elk Area 3911 second elk transport tags will be valid only for Elk Area 3911 from August 1 - October 25, 2009, August 1 - October ((24)) 29, 2010, and August 1 - October ((23)) 28, 2011. All hunters participating in the Elk Area 3911 hunt must wear hunter orange.
Western

Washington

WF 407, 448, 460, 466, 503, 505 through 520, 530, 550, 560, 568, 572, 574, 578, 601 through 618, 624 (except for Elk Area 6071), 627 through 633, 638 through 652, 654 through 684. Except master hunters only in Elk Area 6064. Nov. 7-17 Nov. 6-16 Nov. 5-15 3 pt. min.
501, 504 Nov. 7-17 Nov. 6-16 Nov. 5-15 3 pt. min. or antlerless
564, ((568, 574 through 578,)) 666 Nov. 7-17 Nov. 6-16 Nov. 5-15 Any elk
454 Nov. 7-17 Nov. 6-16 Nov. 5-15 Any bull

Archery General 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) 2009 Dates 2010 Dates 2011 Dates Legal Elk
Early Archery General Elk Seasons
Eastern

Washington

EA 101 through 142, 243, 247, 249, 250, 373, 379, 381, 388 Sept. 8- 20 Sept. 7-19 Sept. 6-18 Any elk
((145,)) 162, 166 through 172, ((181,)) 186, 352, 356 Sept. 8- 20 Sept. 7-19 Sept. 6-18 Spike bull
328, 329, 335 Sept. 8-20 Sept. 7-19 Sept. 6-18 True spike bull
145, 149, 154, Elk Area 1010, Elk Area 1013, 163, 175, 178, ((330,)) 181, 334, 336, 340, ((352, 356,)) 346, 364 Sept. 8- 20 Sept. 7-19 Sept. 6-18 Spike bull or antlerless
Western

Washington

WA 454, 564, ((568, 574, 578,)) 652, 666 Sept. 8- 20 Sept. 7-19 Sept. 6-18 Any elk
407, 448, 501 through 505, 520, 550, 554, 560, 568, 572, 574, 578, 624, except for Elk Area 6071, Elk Area 6061, 654, 660, 667 through 673, 681, 684, and 699 Sept. 8- 20 Sept. 7-19 Sept. 6-18 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 663. Master hunters only in Elk Area 6064. Sept. 8- 20 Sept. 7-19 Sept. 6-18 3 pt. min.
Late Archery General Elk Seasons
Eastern

Washington

EA 101, 105, 108, 117 through 127, 373, 388 Nov. 25 - Dec. 8 Nov. ((24)) 25 - Dec. 8 Nov. 23 - Dec. 8 Any elk
178 Nov. 25 - Dec. 8 Nov. 24 - Dec. 8 Nov. 23 - Dec. 8 Antlerless only
Master Hunters Only: 127-142 ((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. 20, 2009 Antlerless only
203 through 248, 250, 254 through 290, 379, 381. Must wear hunter orange. Oct. 31 - Nov. 15 Oct. 30 - Nov. 15 Oct. 29 - Nov. 15 Any elk
Master Hunters Only: 371, Elk Area((s 3911 and)) 3912 ((master hunters only)). Must wear hunter orange. Aug. 1 - Jan. 20, 2010 Aug. 1 - Jan. 20, 2011 Aug. 1 - Jan. 20, 2012 Antlerless only
Master Hunters Only: Elk Area 3911**. Must wear hunter orange. Aug. 1 - Dec. 31 Aug. 1 - Dec. 31 Antlerless only
Master Hunters Only: Elk Area 3911((* master hunters only,)) ** 2nd tag. Must wear hunter orange. Aug. 1 - Oct. 25 Aug. 1 - Oct. 24 Aug. 1 - Oct. 23 Antlerless only
328 Nov. 25 - Dec. 8 Nov. 24 - Dec. 8 Nov. 23 - Dec. 8 True spike bull
335 Nov. 25 - Dec. 8 Nov. 24 - Dec. 8 Nov. 23 - Dec. 8 True spike bull or antlerless
336, 346, 352, 364, Elk Area 3681 Nov. 25 - Dec. 8 Nov. 24 - Dec. 8 Nov. 23 - Dec. 8 Spike bull or antlerless
Western

Washington

WA 407, 503, 505, 648, 667, 672, 681, and 699. Master hunters only in Elk Area 6064 portion of GMU 638. Nov. 25 - Dec. 15 Nov. 24 - Dec. 15 Nov. 23 - Dec. 15 3 pt. min. or antlerless
454, 564, 666 Nov. 25 - Dec. 15 Nov. 24 - Dec. 15 Nov. 23 - Dec. 15 Any elk
603, 612, 615, 638 Nov. 25 - Dec. 15 Nov. 24 - Dec. 15 Nov. 23 - Dec. 15 3 pt. min.
506, 520, 530 Nov. 25 - Dec. 7 Nov. 24 - Dec. 7 Nov. 23 - Dec. 7 Antlerless only
((Elk Area 4941 Nov. 1 - Jan. 20 Nov. 1 - Jan. 20 Nov. 1 - Jan. 20 Any elk))
*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.
**Master Hunters who hunt in Elk Area 3911 may purchase a master hunter, Elk Area 3911, second elk transport tag. Only one (1) elk may be taken from Elk Area 3911. Any legal weapon may be used. Master hunter, Elk Area 3911 second elk transport tags will be valid only for Elk Area 3911 from August 1 - October 25, 2009, August 1 - October 24, 2010, and August 1 - October 23, 2011. All hunters participating in the Elk Area 3911 hunt must wear hunter orange.

Muzzleloader General 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) 2009 Dates 2010 Dates 2011 Dates Legal Elk
Early Muzzleloader General Elk Seasons
Eastern

Washington

EM 111, 113, 117, 247 Oct. 3-9 Oct. 2-8 Oct. 1-7 Any bull
101 through 108, 121 through 142, 245, 250 Oct. 3-9 Oct. 2-8 Oct. 1-7 Any elk
172, ((245,)) 336 through 342, 352 through 360, 368 Oct. 3-9 Oct. 2-8 Oct. 1-7 Spike bull
335, Elk Area 2051 Oct. 3-9 Oct. 2-8 Oct. 1-7 True spike bull
Western

Washington

WM 454, 564, ((568, 574, 578,)) 666, 684 Oct. 3-9 Oct. 2-8 Oct. 1-7 Any elk
460, 513, 530, 554, 568, 574, 578, 602, 603, 607, 627, 633, 638 except Elk Area 6064, 642, 660, 663, 672 Oct. 3-9 Oct. 2-8 Oct. 1-7 3 pt. min.
501, 503, 504, 652, except Elk Area 6013 closed to antlerless, 654, 667 Oct. 3-9 Oct. 2-8 Oct. 1-7 3 pt. min. or antlerless
Late Muzzleloader General Elk Seasons
Eastern

Washington

EM 130 through 142 Nov. 25 - Dec. 8 Nov. 24 - Dec. 8 Nov. 23 - Dec. 8 Any elk
Master Hunters Only: 127-142 ((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. Must wear hunter orange. Oct. 31 - Nov. 15 Oct. 30 - Nov. 15 Oct. 29 - Nov. 15 Any elk
Master Hunters Only: 371, Elk Area((s 3911 and)) 3912 ((master hunters only)). Must wear hunter orange. Aug. 1 - Jan. 20 Aug. 1 - Jan. 20 Aug. 1 - Jan. 20 Antlerless only
Master Hunters Only: Elk Area 3911**. Must wear hunter orange. Aug. 1 - Dec. 31 Aug. 1 - Dec. 31 Antlerless only
Master Hunters Only: Elk Area 3911* ((master hunters only,)) 2nd tag. Must wear hunter orange. Aug. 1 - Oct. 25 Aug. 1 - Oct. 24 Aug. 1 - Oct. 23 Antlerless only
Western

Washington

WM 501, 503, 504, 505, 652 except Elk Area 6013 closed to antlerless. Nov. 25 - Dec. 8 Nov. 24 - Dec. 8 Nov. 23 - Dec. 8 3 pt. min. or antlerless
454, 564, ((568,)) 666, 684 Nov. 25 - Dec. 15 Nov. 24 - Dec. 15 Nov. 23 - Dec. 15 Any elk
568, 574, 578 Nov. 25-30 Nov. 24-30 Nov. 23-30 ((Any elk)) 3 pt. min.
550, 601, 618, 658, 667 Nov. 25 - Dec. 15 Nov. 24 - Dec. 15 Nov. 23 - Dec. 15 3 pt. min.
*Master Hunters who hunt in Elk Area 3911 may purchase a master hunter, Elk Area 3911, second elk transport tag. Any legal weapon may be used. Only one (1) elk may be taken from Elk Area 3911. Master hunter, Elk Area 3911 second elk transport tags will be valid only for Elk Area 3911 from August 1 - October 25, 2009, August 1 - October 24, 2010, and August 1 - October 23, 2011. 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, 77.12.150, 77.12.240. 09-09-083 (Order 09-53), § 232-28-352, filed 4/15/09, effective 5/16/09. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047, 77.12.020, 77.12.570, 77.12.210. 08-09-090 (Order 08-78), § 232-28-352, filed 4/18/08, effective 5/19/08; 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.]

OTS-2966.2


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-355   2010 Deer Special Permits.   It is unlawful to fail to comply with bag, possession, and season limits except as described below. Violations of this section are punishable under RCW 77.15.410.


Deer Special 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, dates, and other conditions listed for the hunt.


Quality
Hunt Name Weapon/Tag Hunters Hunt Dates Special Restrictions Boundary Permits
Kelly Hill Modern Any Nov. 20-24 White-tailed, 3 pt. min. GMU 105 5
Douglas Modern Any Nov. 20-24 White-tailed, 3 pt. min. GMU 108 5
Aladdin Modern Any Nov. 20-24 White-tailed, 3 pt. min. GMU 111 5
49 Degrees North Modern Any Nov. 20-24 White-tailed, 3 pt. min. GMU 117 5
Huckleberry Modern Any Nov. 20-24 White-tailed, 3 pt. min. GMU 121 5
Mt. Spokane Modern Any Nov. 20-24 White-tailed, 3 pt. min. GMU 124 5
Tucannon Modern Any Nov. 20-24 Mule deer, 3 pt. min. GMU 166 1
Wenaha Modern Any Nov. 8-15 Mule deer, 3 pt. min. GMU 169 2
Lick Creek Modern Any Nov. 20-24 Mule deer, 3 pt. min. GMU 175 1
Grande Ronde Modern Any Nov. 20-24 Mule deer, 3 pt. min. GMU 186 1
East Okanogan Modern Any Nov. 1-20 Any buck GMU 204 5
Sinlahekin Modern Any Nov. 1-20 Any buck GMU 215 5
Chewuch Modern Any Nov. 1-20 Any buck GMU 218 15
Pearrygin Modern Any Nov. 1-20 Any buck GMU 224 15
Gardner Modern Any Nov. 1-20 Any buck GMU 231 10
Pogue Modern Any Nov. 1-20 Any buck GMU 233 15
Alta Modern Any Nov. 1-20 Any buck GMU 242 20
Manson Modern Any Nov. 1-20 Any buck GMU 243 8
Chiwawa Modern Any Nov. 1-20 Any buck GMU 245 25
Slide Ridge Modern Any Nov. 1-20 Any buck GMU 246 10
Entiat Modern Any Nov. 1-20 Any buck GMU 247 25
Swakane Modern Any Nov. 1-20 Any buck GMU 250 17
Mission Modern Any Nov. 1-20 Any buck GMU 251 8
Ritzville Modern Any Nov. 1-20 Any buck GMU 284 9
Desert Modern Any Oct. 30 - Nov. 7 Any buck GMU 290 15
Desert Modern Any Nov. 20-28 Any buck GMU 290 4
Naneum Modern Any Nov. 15-21 Any buck GMU 328 15
Quilomene Modern Any Nov. 8-21 Any buck GMU 329 14
Teanaway Modern Any Nov. 15-21 Any buck GMU 335 15
L.T. Murray Modern Any Nov. 15-21 Any buck GMUs 336, 340 16
Bethel Modern Any Nov. 8-21 Any buck GMU 360 5
Cowiche Modern Any Nov. 8-21 Any buck GMU 368 10
Alkali Modern Any Nov. 6-21 Any buck GMU 371 5
Kahlotus Modern Any Nov. 10-19 Any buck GMU 381 10
Grayback Modern Any Nov. 1-23 3 pt. min. GMU 388 40
Nooksack Modern Any Nov. 19-24 Any buck GMU 418 25
Skagit Modern Any Nov. 19-24 Any buck GMU 426 10
Sauk Modern Any Nov. 19-24 2 pt. min. GMU 437 25
Stillaguamish Modern Any Nov. 19-24 Any buck GMU 448 10
Snoqualmie Modern Any Nov. 19-24 Any buck GMU 460 10
Green River Modern Any Oct. 30 - Nov. 5 Any buck GMU 485 10
Lewis River Modern Any Nov. 1-17 Any buck GMU 560 1
Washougal Modern Any Nov. 1-17 Any buck GMU 568 2
Siouxon Modern Any Nov. 1-17 Any buck GMU 572 1
Wind River Modern Any Nov. 17-23 Any buck GMU 574 40
West Klickitat Modern Any Nov. 17-23 3 pt. min. GMU 578 40
Wynoochee Modern Any Nov. 1-24 Any buck GMU 648 10
Satsop Modern Any Nov. 1-24 Any buck GMU 651 10
Mashel Modern Any Nov. 1-24 2 pt. min. GMU 654 10
Capitol Peak Modern Any Nov. 1-24 Any buck GMU 663 10
Skookumchuck Modern Any Nov. 1-24 Any buck GMU 667 10
Chiliwist Archery Any Nov. 21-30 Any buck GMU 239 10
Entiat Archery Any Nov. 21-30 Any buck GMU 247 48
Chiwawa Archery Any Dec. 1-8 Any buck GMU 245 14
Slide Ridge Archery Any Dec. 1-8 Any buck GMU 246 3
Desert Archery Any Nov. 29 - Dec. 12 Any buck GMU 290 18
Naneum Archery Any Nov. 24 - Dec. 8 Any buck GMU 328 7
Quilomene Archery Any Nov. 24 - Dec. 8 Any buck GMU 329 11
Teanaway Archery Any Nov. 24 - Dec. 8 Any buck GMU 335 14
L.T. Murray Archery Any Nov. 24 - Dec. 8 Any buck GMUs 336, 340 9
West Klickitat Archery Any Nov. 24-30 3 pt. min. GMU 578 100
Kitsap Archery Any Nov. 1-24 Any buck GMU 627 10
Skokomish Archery Any Nov. 1-24 2 pt. min. GMU 636 10
Blue Mtns. Foothills Muzzleloader Any Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 White-tailed, 3 pt. min. or antlerless GMUs 149, 154, 162, 166 60
Alta Muzzleloader Any Nov. 25-30 Any buck GMU 242 25
Chiwawa Muzzleloader Any Nov. 25-30 Any buck GMU 245 2
Slide Ridge Muzzleloader Any Nov. 25-30 Any buck GMU 246 1
Mission Muzzleloader Any Nov. 25-30 Any buck GMU 251 17
Desert Muzzleloader Any Oct. 16-24 Any buck GMU 290 2
Teanaway Muzzleloader Any Nov. 8-14 Any buck GMU 335 2
L.T. Murray Muzzleloader Any Nov. 8-14 Any buck GMUs 336, 340 2
Bald Mountain Muzzleloader Any Nov. 8-21 Any buck GMUs 342, 346 10
Naneum Muzzleloader Any Nov. 8-14 Any buck GMU 328 2
Quilomene Muzzleloader Any Sept. 25 - Oct. 3 Any buck GMU 329 2
West Klickitat Muzzleloader Any Dec. 1-8 3 pt. min. GMU 578 100
Olympic Muzzleloader Any Nov. 1-24 Any buck GMU 621 5

Bucks
Hunt Name Weapon/Tag Hunters Hunt Dates Special Restrictions Boundary Permits
Palouse Modern Any Nov. 6-19 White-tailed, 3 pt. min. GMUs 127-142 750
Blue Mtns. Foothills East Modern Any Nov. 8-19 White-tailed, 3 pt. min. GMUs 149, 154, 162-166 100
Blue Mtns. Foothills West Modern Any Nov. 8-19 White-tailed, 3 pt. min. GMUs 145, 172-181 50
East Okanogan Modern Any Nov. 1-20 Any white-tailed buck GMU 204 50
Sinlahekin Modern Any Nov. 1-20 Any white-tailed buck GMU 215 50
Chewuch Modern Any Nov. 1-20 Any white-tailed buck GMU 218 15
Pearrygin Modern Any Nov. 1-20 Any white-tailed buck GMU 224 15
Gardner Modern Any Nov. 1-20 Any white-tailed buck GMU 231 15
Pogue Modern Any Nov. 1-20 Any white-tailed buck GMU 233 20
Chiliwist Modern Any Nov. 1-20 Any white-tailed buck GMU 239 15
Alta Modern Any Nov. 1-20 Any white-tailed buck GMU 242 20
Big Bend Archery Any Dec. 1-8 Any buck GMU 248 10
Ritzville Archery Any Dec. 1-8 Any buck GMU 284 4
Alkali Archery Any Sep. 1-25 Any buck GMU 371 4
Whitcomb Archery Any Sep. 11-15 Any buck Deer Area 3071 7
Paterson Archery Any Sep. 11-15 Any buck Deer Area 3072 10
Roosevelt Muzzleloader Any Sep. 25 - Oct. 15 ONLY 2 pt. x 2 pt. mule deer bucks GMU 133 20
Harrington Muzzleloader Any Sep. 25 - Oct. 15 ONLY 2 pt. x 2 pt. mule deer bucks GMU 136 20
Steptoe Muzzleloader Any Sep. 25 - Oct. 15 ONLY 2 pt. x 2 pt. mule deer bucks GMU 139 20
Almota Muzzleloader Any Sep. 25 - Oct. 15 ONLY 2 pt. x 2 pt. mule deer bucks GMU 142 20
Dayton Muzzleloader Any Sep. 25 - Oct. 3 3 pt. min. GMU 162 25
Tucannon Muzzleloader Any Sep. 25 - Oct. 3 3 pt. min. GMU 166 10
Wenaha Muzzleloader Any Sep. 25 - Oct. 3 3 pt. min. GMU 169 25
Mountain View Muzzleloader Any Sep. 25 - Oct. 3 3 pt. min. GMU 172 15
Ritzville Muzzleloader Any Nov. 25-30 Any buck GMU 284 1
Alkali Muzzleloader Any Sep. 26 - Oct. 15 Any buck GMU 371 1
Kahlotus Muzzleloader Any Oct. 2-9 Any buck GMU 381 30

Antlerless
Hunt Name Weapon/Tag Hunters Hunt Dates Special Restrictions Boundary Permits
Northeast Modern Any Oct. 16-31 White-tailed, antlerless GMUs 105, 108, 111, 113, 117, and 121 50
Lincoln Modern Any Oct.16-31 Antlerless GMU 501 15
Stella Modern Any Oct.16-31 Antlerless GMU 504 15
Mossyrock Modern Any Oct.16-31 Antlerless GMU 505 30
South Rainier Modern Any Oct.16-31 Antlerless GMU 513 10
Winston Modern Any Oct.16-31 Antlerless GMU 520 20
Pysht Modern Any Oct.16-31 Antlerless GMU 603 15
Olympic Modern Any Oct.16-31 Antlerless GMU 621 35
Skokomish Modern Any Oct.16-31 Antlerless GMU 636 20
Wynoochee Modern Any Oct.16-31 Antlerless GMU 648 110
Mashel Modern Any Oct.16-31 Antlerless GMU 654 40
North River Modern Any Oct.16-31 Antlerless GMU 658 35
Minot Peak Modern Any Oct.16-31 Antlerless GMU 660 20
Capitol Peak Modern Any Oct.16-31 Antlerless GMU 663 15
Skookumchuck Modern Any Oct.16-31 Antlerless GMU 667 20
Entiat Archery Any Nov. 21-30 Antlerless GMU 247 53
Swakane Archery Any Nov. 21-30 Antlerless GMU 250 70
Whitcomb Archery Any Sep. 1-10 Antlerless Deer Area 3071 7
Paterson Archery Any Sep. 1-10 Antlerless Deer Area 3072 10
Grayback Archery Any Nov. 24 - Dec. 8 Antlerless GMU 388 100
Sherman Muzzleloader Any Sep. 25 - Oct. 3 White-tailed, antlerless GMU 101 40
Northeast Muzzleloader Any Sep. 25 - Oct. 3 White-tailed, antlerless GMUs 105, 108, 111, 113, 117, and 121 100
Selkirk Muzzleloader Any Nov. 25 - Dec. 8 White-tailed, antlerless GMU 113 30
Whitcomb Muzzleloader Any Sep. 27 - Oct. 1 Antlerless Deer Area 3071 7
Paterson Muzzleloader Any Sep. 27 - Oct. 1 Antlerless Deer Area 3072 10
Mossyrock Muzzleloader Any Sep. 25 - Oct. 3 Antlerless GMU 505 10
Stormking Muzzleloader Any Sep. 25 - Oct. 3 Antlerless GMU 510 5
South Rainier Muzzleloader Any Sep. 25 - Oct. 3 Antlerless GMU 513 5
Packwood Muzzleloader Any Sep. 25 - Oct. 3 Antlerless GMU 516 5
Winston Muzzleloader Any Sep. 25 - Oct. 3 Antlerless GMU 520 5
Coweeman Muzzleloader Any Sep. 25 - Oct. 3 Antlerless GMU 550 30
Yale Muzzleloader Any Sep. 25 - Oct. 3 Antlerless GMU 554 2
Toutle Muzzleloader Any Sep. 25 - Oct. 3 Antlerless GMU 556 3
Olympic Muzzleloader Any Sep. 25 - Oct. 3 Antlerless GMU 621 20
North River Muzzleloader Any Sep. 25 - Oct. 3 Antlerless GMU 658 5

2nd Deer
Second deer permits are only valid with the purchase of a second deer license. The second deer license must be for the same tag type as the first deer license.
Hunt Name Weapon/Tag Hunters Hunt Dates Special Restrictions Boundary Permits
Colville River Any Any Sep. 1 - Dec. 31 White-tailed, antlerless Deer Area 1035 25
Benge Any Any Dec. 9-31 Antlerless Deer Area 2010 30
Lakeview Any Any Jan. 1-30 Antlerless Deer Area 2011 20
Methow Any Any Sep. 8 - Oct. 9 Antlerless Deer Area 2012 100
North Okanogan Any Any Sep. 8 - Oct. 9 Antlerless Deer Area 2013 50
Central Okanogan Any Any Sep. 8 - Oct. 9 Antlerless Deer Area 2014 25
Omak Any Any Sep. 8 - Oct. 9 Antlerless Deer Area 2015 25
Conconully Any Any Sep. 8 - Oct. 9 Antlerless Deer Area 2016 25
Mt. Spokane Modern Any Oct. 16-29 and Nov. 6-19 White-tailed, antlerless GMU 124 50
Spokane North Modern Any Oct. 16-29 and Nov. 6-19 White-tailed, antlerless Deer Area 1050 350
Mica Peak Modern Any Oct. 16-24 White-tailed, antlerless GMU 127 25
Spokane South Modern Any Oct. 16-24 White-tailed, antlerless Deer Area 1060 125
Cheney Modern Any Oct. 16-24 Antlerless GMU 130 100
Spokane West Modern Any Oct. 16-24 Antlerless Deer Area 1070 75
Roosevelt Modern Any Oct. 16-24 Antlerless GMU 133 150
Harrington Modern Any Oct. 16-24 Antlerless GMU 136 150
Steptoe Modern Any Oct. 16-24 Antlerless GMU 139 150
Colfax Modern Any Oct. 16-24 Antlerless Deer Area 1080 75
Almota Modern Any Oct. 16-24 Antlerless GMU 142 100
Mayview Modern Any Nov. 1-12 Antlerless GMU 145 50
Blue Creek Modern Any Nov. 8-19 White-tailed, antlerless GMU 154 50
Dayton Modern Any Nov. 8-19 White-tailed, antlerless GMU 162 80
Ten Ten Modern Any Nov. 8-19 Antlerless Deer Area 1010 60
Marengo Modern Any Nov. 1-12 White-tailed, antlerless GMU 163 50
Peola Modern Any Nov. 1-12 White-tailed, antlerless GMU 178 50
East Okanogan Modern Any Oct. 16-24 White-tailed, antlerless GMU 204 100
Sinlahekin Modern Any Oct. 16-24 White-tailed, antlerless GMU 215 40
Chewuch Modern Any Oct. 16-24 White-tailed, antlerless GMU 218 10
Pearrygin Modern Any Oct. 16-24 White-tailed, antlerless GMU 224 10
Gardner Modern Any Oct. 16-24 White-tailed, antlerless GMU 231 10
Pogue Modern Any Oct. 16-24 White-tailed, antlerless GMU 233 10
Chiliwist Modern Any Oct. 16-24 White-tailed, antlerless GMU 239 10
Alta Modern Any Oct. 16-24 White-tailed, antlerless GMU 242 10
Big Bend Modern Any Oct. 16-24 Antlerless GMU 248 33
Mission Modern Any Oct. 16-24 Antlerless GMU 251 33
St. Andrews Modern Any Oct. 16-24 Antlerless GMU 254 20
Foster Creek Modern Any Oct. 16-24 Antlerless GMU 260 20
Withrow Modern Any Oct. 16-24 Antlerless GMU 262 18
Badger Modern Any Oct. 16-24 Antlerless GMU 266 13
Desert Modern Any Dec. 13-26 Antlerless GMU 290 50
Kahlotus Modern Any Dec. 4-11 Antlerless GMU 381 20
East Klickitat Modern Any Oct. 16-29 Antlerless GMU 382 30
Grayback Modern Any Oct. 16-29 Antlerless GMU 388 20
Shaw Modern Any Oct. 16-31 and Nov. 18-21 Any deer Deer Area 4004 20
Lopez Modern Any Oct. 16-31 and Nov. 18-21 Any deer Deer Area 4005 30
Orcas Modern Any Oct. 16-31 and Nov. 18-21 Any deer Deer Area 4006 30
Decatur Modern Any Oct. 16-31 and Nov. 18-21 Any deer Deer Area 4007 30
Blakely Modern Any Oct. 16-31 and Nov. 18-21 Any deer Deer Area 4008 30
Cypress Modern Any Oct. 16-31 and Nov. 18-21 Any deer Deer Area 4009 30
San Juan Modern Any Oct. 16-31 and Nov. 18-21 Any deer Deer Area 4010 30
Camano Modern Any Oct. 16-31 and Nov. 18-21 Any deer Deer Area 4011 30
Whidbey Modern Any Oct. 16-31 and Nov. 18-21 Any deer Deer Area 4012 100
Vashon-Maury Modern Any Oct. 16-31 and Nov. 18-21 Any deer Deer Area 4013 100
Guemes Modern Any Oct. 16-31 and Nov. 18-21 Any deer Deer Area 4926 30
Randle Modern Any Oct. 16-31 Antlerless GMU 503 5
Willapa Hills Modern Any Oct. 16-31 Antlerless GMU 506 10
Stormking Modern Any Oct. 16-31 Antlerless GMU 510 15
Packwood Modern Any Oct. 16-31 Antlerless GMU 516 15
Ryderwood Modern Any Oct. 16-31 Antlerless GMU 530 10
Coweeman Modern Any Oct. 16-31 Antlerless GMU 550 10
Yale Modern Any Oct. 16-31 Antlerless GMU 554 10
Lewis River Modern Any Oct. 16-31 Antlerless GMU 560 3
Washougal Modern Any Oct. 16-31 Antlerless GMU 568 10
Siouxon Modern Any Oct. 16-31 Antlerless GMU 572 3
Wind River Modern Any Oct. 16-31 Antlerless GMU 574 3
West Klickitat Modern Any Oct. 16-31 Antlerless GMU 578 10
High Prairie Modern Any Oct. 16-29 Antlerless Deer Area 3088 15
Anderson Modern Any Oct. 16-31 and Nov. 18-21 Antlerless Deer Area 6014 40
Kitsap Modern Any Oct. 16-31 Antlerless GMU 627 10
Mashel Modern Any Oct. 16-31 Antlerless GMU 654 10
North River Modern Any Oct. 16-31 Antlerless GMU 658 16
Deschutes Modern Any Oct. 16-31 Antlerless GMU 666 40
Mt. Spokane Archery Any Sep. 1-24 and Nov. 25 - Dec. 15 White-tailed, antlerless GMU 124 25
Mica Peak Archery Any Sep. 1-24 and Nov. 25 - Dec. 15 White-tailed, antlerless GMU 127 25
Clarkston Archery Any Nov. 20 - Dec. 31 Antlerless Deer Area 1021 30
Spokane North Archery Any Sep. 1-24 and Nov. 25 - Dec. 15 White-tailed, antlerless Deer Area 1050 75
Spokane South Archery Any Sep. 1-24 and Nov. 25 - Dec. 15 White-tailed, antlerless Deer Area 1060 25
Shaw Archery Any Sep. 1-24 and Nov. 25 - Dec. 31 Any deer Deer Area 4004 20
Lopez Archery Any Sep. 1-24 and Nov. 24 - Dec. 31 Any deer Deer Area 4005 20
Orcas Archery Any Sep. 1-24 and Nov. 24 - Dec. 31 Any deer Deer Area 4006 20
Decatur Archery Any Sep. 1-24 and Nov. 24 - Dec. 31 Any deer Deer Area 4007 20
Blakely Archery Any Sep. 1-24 and Nov. 24 - Dec. 31 Any deer Deer Area 4008 20
Cypress Archery Any Sep. 1-24 and Nov. 24 - Dec. 31 Any deer Deer Area 4009 20
San Juan Archery Any Sep. 1-24 and Nov. 24 - Dec. 31 Any deer Deer Area 4010 20
Camano Archery Any Sep. 1-24 and Nov. 24 - Dec. 31 Any deer Deer Area 4011 20
Whidbey Archery Any Sep. 1-24 and Nov. 24 - Dec. 31 Any deer Deer Area 4012 20
Vashon-Maury Archery Any Sep. 1-24 and Nov. 24 - Dec. 31 Any deer Deer Area 4013 20
Guemes Archery Any Sep. 1-24 and Nov. 24 - Dec. 31 Any deer Deer Area 4926 20
Anderson Archery Any Sep. 1-24 and Dec. 16-31 Antlerless Deer Area 6014 8
Miller Archery Any Dec. 15-30 Antlerless Deer Area 6020 30
Green Bluff Muzzleloader Any Dec. 9-31 White-tailed, antlerless That portion of GMU 124 east of Hwy 2 75
Mt. Spokane Muzzleloader Any Sep. 25 - Oct. 3 White-tailed, antlerless GMU 124 25
Spokane North Muzzleloader Any Sep. 25 - Oct. 3 White-tailed, antlerless Deer Area 1050 25
Cheney Muzzleloader Any Nov. 25 - Dec. 1 Antlerless GMU 130 25
Spokane West Muzzleloader Any Nov. 25 - Dec. 1 Antlerless Deer Area 1070 25
Colfax Muzzleloader Any Sep. 1-24 Antlerless Deer Area 1080 10
Roosevelt Muzzleloader Any Sep. 25 - Oct. 3 and Nov. 25 - Dec. 1 Antlerless GMU 133 25
Harrington Muzzleloader Any Sep. 25 - Oct. 3 and Nov. 25 - Dec. 1 Antlerless GMU 136 25
Mayview Muzzleloader Any Sep. 25 - Oct. 3 Antlerless GMU 145 25
Chiwawa Muzzleloader Any Sep. 25 - Oct. 3 Antlerless GMU 245 8
Swakane Muzzleloader Any Sep. 25 - Oct. 3 Antlerless GMU 250 5
Mission Muzzleloader Any Sep. 25 - Oct. 3 Antlerless GMU 251 5
Foster Creek Muzzleloader Any Sep. 25 - Oct. 3 Antlerless GMU 260 10
Moses Coulee Muzzleloader Any Sep. 25 - Oct. 3 Antlerless GMU 269 10
Lakeview Muzzleloader Any Nov. 1-18 Antlerless Deer Area 2011 10
Shaw Muzzleloader Any Sep. 25 - Oct. 3 and Nov. 25 - Dec. 15 Any deer Deer Area 4004 20
Lopez Muzzleloader Any Sep. 25 - Oct. 3 and Nov. 25 - Dec. 15 Any deer Deer Area 4005 20
Orcas Muzzleloader Any Sep. 25 - Oct. 3 and Nov. 25 - Dec. 15 Any deer Deer Area 4006 20
Decatur Muzzleloader Any Sep. 25 - Oct. 3 and Nov. 25 - Dec. 15 Any deer Deer Area 4007 20
Blakely Muzzleloader Any Sep. 25 - Oct. 3 and Nov. 25 - Dec. 15 Any deer Deer Area 4008 20
Cypress Muzzleloader Any Sep. 25 - Oct. 3 and Nov. 25 - Dec. 15 Any deer Deer Area 4009 20
San Juan Muzzleloader Any Sep. 25 - Oct. 3 and Nov. 25 - Dec. 15 Any deer Deer Area 4010 20
Camano Muzzleloader Any Sep. 25 - Oct. 3 and Nov. 25 - Dec. 15 Any deer Deer Area 4011 20
Whidbey Muzzleloader Any Sep. 25 - Oct. 3 and Nov. 25 - Dec. 15 Any deer Deer Area 4012 20
Vashon-Maury Muzzleloader Any Sep. 25 - Oct. 3 and Nov. 25 - Dec. 15 Any deer Deer Area 4013 20
Guemes Muzzleloader Any Sep. 25 - Oct. 3 and Nov. 25 - Dec. 15 Any deer Deer Area 4926 20
East Klickitat Muzzleloader Any Nov. 20-30 Antlerless GMU 382 15
Yale Muzzleloader Any Sep. 25 - Oct. 3 Antlerless GMU 554 2
Washougal Muzzleloader Any Sep. 25 - Oct. 3 Antlerless GMU 568 10
West Klickitat Muzzleloader Any Sep. 25 - Oct. 3 Antlerless GMU 578 10
High Prairie Muzzleloader Any Sep. 25 - Oct. 3 Antlerless Deer Area 3088 5
Anderson Muzzleloader Any Sep. 25 - Oct. 3 and Nov. 24 - Dec. 15 Antlerless Deer Area 6014 3

Youth
Hunt Name Weapon/Tag Hunters Hunt Dates Special Restrictions Boundary Permits
Blue Mtns. Foothills East Modern Youth Oct. 16-24 Antlerless GMUs 149, 154, 163, Deer Area 1010 30
Blue Mtns. Foothills West Modern Youth Oct. 16-24 Antlerless GMUs 145, 172-181 30
Spokane North Modern Youth Oct. 16-24 Antlerless Deer Area 1050 50
East Okanogan Modern Youth Oct. 16-24 Antlerless GMU 204 35
Wannacut Modern Youth Oct. 16-24 Antlerless GMU 209 10
Sinlahekin Modern Youth Oct. 16-24 Antlerless GMU 215 20
Chewuch Modern Youth Oct. 16-24 Antlerless GMU 218 30
Pearrygin Modern Youth Oct. 16-24 Antlerless GMU 224 35
Gardner Modern Youth Oct. 16-24 Antlerless GMU 231 15
Pogue Modern Youth Oct. 16-24 Antlerless GMU 233 10
Chiliwist Modern Youth Oct. 16-24 Antlerless GMU 239 20
Alta Modern Youth Oct. 16-24 Antlerless GMU 242 25
Chiwawa Modern Youth Oct. 16-24 Antlerless GMU 245 15
Entiat Modern Youth Oct. 16-24 Antlerless GMU 247 15
Swakane Modern Youth Oct. 16-24 Antlerless GMU 250 10
Mission Modern Youth Oct. 16-24 Antlerless GMU 251 20
Bridge Port Modern Youth Oct. 16-24 Antlerless GMUs 248, 260 20
Palisades Modern Youth Oct. 16-24 Antlerless GMUs 266, 269 20
Benge Modern Youth Oct. 30 - Nov. 7 Antlerless Deer Area 2010 30
Horse Heaven Hills Modern Youth Oct. 16-29 Antlerless GMU 373 10
Kahlotus Modern Youth Oct. 16-24 Antlerless GMU 381 10
East Klickitat Modern Youth Oct. 16-29 Any buck GMU 382 5
East Klickitat Modern Youth Oct. 16-29 Antlerless GMU 382 20
Grayback Modern Youth Oct. 16-29 Any buck GMU 388 5
Grayback Modern Youth Oct. 16-29 Antlerless GMU 388 10
Green River Modern Youth Oct. 30 - Nov. 5 Any deer GMU 485 5
Lincoln Modern Youth Oct. 16-31 Antlerless GMU 501 10
Stella Modern Youth Oct. 16-31 Antlerless GMU 504 10
Mossyrock Modern Youth Oct. 16-31 Antlerless GMU 505 10
Stormking Modern Youth Oct. 16-31 Antlerless GMU 510 10
South Rainier Modern Youth Oct. 16-31 Antlerless GMU 513 10
Packwood Modern Youth Oct. 16-31 Antlerless GMU 516 10
Winston Modern Youth Oct. 16-31 Antlerless GMU 520 10
Yale Modern Youth Oct. 16-31 Antlerless GMU 554 10
Toutle Modern Youth Oct. 16-31 Antlerless GMU 556 25
Lewis River Modern Youth Oct. 16-31 Antlerless GMU 560 5
Washougal Modern Youth Oct. 16-31 Antlerless GMU 568 10
Siouxon Modern Youth Oct. 16-31 Antlerless GMU 572 5
Wind River Modern Youth Oct. 16-31 Antlerless GMU 574 10
West Klickitat Modern Youth Oct. 16-31 Any buck GMU 578 5
West Klickitat Modern Youth Oct. 16-31 Antlerless GMU 578 10
Skokomish Modern Youth Oct. 9-31 2 pt. min. or antlerless GMU 636 5
Satsop Modern Youth Oct. 9-31 Any deer GMU 651 10
Mashel Modern Youth Oct. 9-31 2 pt. min. or antlerless GMU 654 20
North River Modern Youth Oct. 9-31 Any deer GMU 658 10
Skookumchuck Modern Youth Oct. 9-31 Any deer GMU 667 60
East Okanogan Muzzleloader Youth Sep. 25 - Oct. 3 Antlerless GMU 204 5
Wannacut Muzzleloader Youth Sep. 25 - Oct. 3 Antlerless GMU 209 5
Pogue Muzzleloader Youth Sep. 25 - Oct. 3 Antlerless GMU 233 5
Chiliwist Muzzleloader Youth Sep. 25 - Oct. 3 Antlerless GMU 239 5
Alta Muzzleloader Youth Sep. 25 - Oct. 3 Antlerless GMU 242 5
Mission Muzzleloader Youth Sep. 25 - Oct. 3 Antlerless GMU 251 10

Senior 65+
Hunt Name Weapon/Tag Hunters Hunt Dates Special Restrictions Boundary Permits
Blue Mtns. Foothills East Modern 65+ Oct. 16-24 Antlerless GMUs 145, 149, 154, Deer Area 1010 30
East Okanogan Modern 65+ Oct. 16-24 Antlerless GMU 204 5
Wannacut Modern 65+ Oct. 16-24 Antlerless GMU 209 5
Sinlahekin Modern 65+ Oct. 16-24 Antlerless GMU 215 5
Chewuch Modern 65+ Oct. 16-24 Antlerless GMU 218 10
Pearrygin Modern 65+ Oct. 16-24 Antlerless GMU 224 10
Gardner Modern 65+ Oct. 16-24 Antlerless GMU 231 5
Pogue Modern 65+ Oct. 16-24 Antlerless GMU 233 5
Chiliwist Modern 65+ Oct. 16-24 Antlerless GMU 239 10
Alta Modern 65+ Oct. 16-24 Antlerless GMU 242 5
Chiwawa Modern 65+ Oct. 16-24 Antlerless GMU 245 8
Entiat Modern 65+ Oct. 16-24 Antlerless GMU 247 8
Swakane Modern 65+ Oct. 16-24 Antlerless GMU 250 8
Mission Modern 65+ Oct. 16-24 Antlerless GMU 251 8
Bridgeport Modern 65+ Oct. 16-24 Antlerless GMUs 248, 260 10
Palisades Modern 65+ Oct. 16-24 Antlerless GMUs 266, 269 10
Sunnyside Modern 65+ Oct. 16-24 Antlerless GMU 372 10
Horse Heaven Hills Modern 65+ Oct. 16-29 Antlerless GMU 373 10
Kahlotus Modern 65+ Oct. 16-24 Antlerless GMU 381 10
East Klickitat Modern 65+ Oct. 16-29 Antlerless GMU 382 20
Grayback Modern 65+ Oct. 16-29 Antlerless GMU 388 5
Lincoln Modern 65+ Oct. 16-31 Antlerless GMU 501 5
Stella Modern 65+ Oct. 16-31 Antlerless GMU 504 5
Mossyrock Modern 65+ Oct. 16-31 Antlerless GMU 505 15
Stormking Modern 65+ Oct. 16-31 Antlerless GMU 510 5
South Rainier Modern 65+ Oct. 16-31 Antlerless GMU 513 5
Packwood Modern 65+ Oct. 16-31 Antlerless GMU 516 5
Winston Modern 65+ Oct. 16-31 Antlerless GMU 520 5
Yale Modern 65+ Oct. 16-31 Antlerless GMU 554 5
Toutle Modern 65+ Oct. 16-31 Antlerless GMU 556 10
Lewis River Modern 65+ Oct. 16-31 Antlerless GMU 560 2
Washougal Modern 65+ Oct. 16-31 Antlerless GMU 568 10
Siouxon Modern 65+ Oct. 16-31 Antlerless GMU 572 2
Wind River Modern 65+ Oct. 16-31 Antlerless GMU 574 2
West Klickitat Modern 65+ Oct. 16-31 Antlerless GMU 578 5
Copalis Modern 65+ Oct. 16-31 Antlerless GMU 642 20
North River Modern 65+ Oct. 16-31 Antlerless GMU 658 10
Williams Creek Modern 65+ Oct. 16-31 Antlerless GMU 673 20

Hunters with Disabilities
Hunt Name Weapon/Tag Hunters Hunt Dates Special Restrictions Boundary Permits
East Okanogan Modern Hunter with Disability Oct. 16-24 Antlerless GMU 204 7
Wannacut Modern Hunter with Disability Oct. 16-24 Antlerless GMU 209 5
Sinlahekin Modern Hunter with Disability Oct. 16-24 Antlerless GMU 215 7
Chewuch Modern Hunter with Disability Oct. 16-24 Antlerless GMU 218 5
Pearrygin Modern Hunter with Disability Oct. 16-24 Antlerless GMU 224 5
Gardner Modern Hunter with Disability Oct. 16-24 Antlerless GMU 231 7
Pogue Modern Hunter with Disability Oct. 16-24 Antlerless GMU 233 5
Chiliwist Modern Hunter with Disability Oct. 16-24 Antlerless GMU 239 5
Alta Modern Hunter with Disability Oct. 16-24 Antlerless GMU 242 5
Chiwawa Modern Hunter with Disability Oct. 16-24 Antlerless GMU 245 7
Entiat Modern Hunter with Disability Oct. 16-24 Antlerless GMU 247 7
Mission Modern Hunter with Disability Oct. 16-24 Antlerless GMU 251 7
Saint Andrews Modern Hunter with Disability Oct. 16-24 Antlerless GMU 254 7
Bridge Port Modern Hunter with Disability Oct. 16-24 Antlerless GMUs 248, 260 7
Palisades Modern Hunter with Disability Oct. 16-24 Antlerless GMUs 266, 269 7
Horse Heaven Hills Modern Hunter with Disability Oct. 16-29 Antlerless GMU 373 10
Kahlotus Modern Hunter with Disability Nov. 1-9 Antlerless GMU 381 10
East Klickitat Modern Hunter with Disability Oct. 16-29 Antlerless GMU 382 15
Grayback Modern Hunter with Disability Oct. 16-29 Antlerless GMU 388 5
Green River Modern Hunter with Disability Oct. 30 - Nov. 5 Antlerless GMU 485 5
Lincoln Modern Hunter with Disability Oct. 16-31 Antlerless GMU 501 2
Stella Modern Hunter with Disability Oct. 16-31 Antlerless GMU 504 2
Mossyrock Modern Hunter with Disability Oct. 16-31 Antlerless GMU 505 3
Stormking Modern Hunter with Disability Oct. 16-31 Antlerless GMU 510 2
South Rainier Modern Hunter with Disability Oct. 16-31 Antlerless GMU 513 2
Packwood Modern Hunter with Disability Oct. 16-31 Antlerless GMU 516 2
Winston Modern Hunter with Disability Oct. 16-31 Antlerless GMU 520 2
Yale Modern Hunter with Disability Oct. 16-31 Antlerless GMU 554 2
Toutle Modern Hunter with Disability Oct. 16-31 Antlerless GMU 556 3
Lewis River Modern Hunter with Disability Oct. 16-31 Antlerless GMU 560 1
Washougal Modern Hunter with Disability Oct. 16-31 Antlerless GMU 568 7
Siouxon Modern Hunter with Disability Oct. 16-31 Antlerless GMU 572 2
Wind River Modern Hunter with Disability Oct. 16-31 Antlerless GMU 574 1
West Klickitat Modern Hunter with Disability Oct. 16-31 Antlerless GMU 578 2
Capitol Peak Modern Hunter with Disability Oct. 16-31 Antlerless GMU 663 20
Skookumchuck Modern Hunter with Disability Oct. 16-31 Antlerless GMU 667 30
North River Modern Hunter with Disability Oct. 17-31 Antlerless GMU 658 3
Wind River Archery Hunter with Disability Sep. 1-24 Antlerless GMU 574 1
West Klickitat Archery Hunter with Disability Sep. 1-24 3 pt. min. or antlerless GMU 578 1
East Okanogan Muzzleloader Hunter with Disability Sep. 25 - Oct. 3 Antlerless GMU 204 3
Sinlahekin Muzzleloader Hunter with Disability Sep. 25 - Oct. 3 Antlerless GMU 215 3
Gardner Muzzleloader Hunter with Disability Sep. 25 - Oct. 3 Antlerless GMU 231 3
Chiwawa Muzzleloader Hunter with Disability Sep. 25 - Oct. 3 Antlerless GMU 245 3
Mission Muzzleloader Hunter with Disability Sep. 25 - Oct. 3 Antlerless GMU 251 3
Entiat Muzzleloader Hunter with Disability Sep. 25 - Oct. 3 Antlerless GMU 247 3
Saint Andrews Muzzleloader Hunter with Disability Sep. 25 - Oct. 3 Antlerless GMU 254 3
Bridge Port Muzzleloader Hunter with Disability Sep. 25 - Oct. 3 Antlerless GMUs 248, 260 3
Palisades Muzzleloader Hunter with Disability Sep. 25 - Oct. 3 Antlerless GMUs 266, 269 3
Capitol Peak Muzzleloader Hunter with Disability Sep. 25 - Oct. 3 Antlerless GMU 663 2
North River Muzzleloader Hunter with Disability Sep. 25 - Oct. 3 Antlerless GMU 658 1

Master Hunter
Hunt Name Weapon/Tag Hunters Hunt Dates Special Restrictions Boundary Permits
Republic Any Master Hunter Sep. 1 - Dec. 31 Any deer Designated properties within Deer Area 1030 HC 25
Miller Any/2nd tag Master Hunter Jan.1-20 Antlerless deer; archery and crossbow equipment only That part of Deer Area 6020 east of Sequim Bay 30
Lakeview Any/2nd tag Master Hunter 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 GMUs 485 and 490 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

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REPEALER

     The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
WAC 232-28-353 2009 Deer special permits.

OTS-2967.2


NEW SECTION

WAC 232-28-356   2010 Elk special permits.   It is unlawful to fail to comply with bag, possession, and season limits except as described below. Violations of this section are punishable under RCW 77.15.410.


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, dates, and other conditions listed for the hunt.


Quality
Hunt Name Weapon/Tag Hunters Hunt Dates Special Restrictions Boundary Permits
Turnbull EF Any Oct. 26 - Nov. 14 Any bull Elk Area 1015 1
Prescott EF Any Sept. 21-25 Any bull GMU 149 1
Prescott EF Any Oct. 25 - Nov. 7 Any bull GMU 149 8
Blue Creek EF Any Sept. 21-25 Any bull GMU 154 1
Blue Creek EF Any Oct. 25 - Nov. 7 Any bull GMU 154 6
Watershed EA, EF, EM Any Oct. 30 - Nov. 7 3 pt. min. or antlerless GMU 157 45
Dayton EF Any Oct. 25 - Nov. 7 Any bull GMU 162 30
Tucannon EF Any Oct. 25 - Nov. 7 Any bull GMU 166 9
Wenaha West EF Any Oct. 25 - Nov. 7 Any bull Elk Area 1008 10
Wenaha East EF Any Oct. 25 - Nov. 7 Any bull Elk Area 1009 12
Mountain View EF Any Sept. 21-25 Any bull GMU 172 1
Mountain View EF Any Oct. 25 - Nov. 7 Any bull GMU 172 11
Lick Creek EF Any Oct. 25 - Nov. 7 Any bull GMU 175 1
Peola EF Any Sept. 21-25 Any bull GMU 178 1
Peola EF Any Oct. 25 - Nov. 7 Any bull GMU 178 4
Couse EF Any Oct. 25 - Nov. 7 Any bull GMU 181 2
Grande Ronde EF Any Oct. 25 - Nov. 7 Any bull GMU 186 1
Mission EF Any Sept. 20-24 Any bull GMU 251 1
Colockum EF Any Oct. 25 - Nov. 7 Any bull GMUs 328, 329 2
Colockum EF Any Sept. 20-24 Any bull GMUs 328, 329 1
Teanaway EF Any Sept. 20-24 Any bull GMU 335 1
Peaches Ridge EF Any Sept. 20-24 Any bull GMUs 336, 346 1
Observatory EF Any Sept. 20-24 Any bull GMUs 340, 342 1
Little Naches EF Any Oct. 1-10 Any bull GMU 346 7
Goose Prairie EF Any Sept. 20-24 Any bull GMUs 352, 356 1
Bethel EF Any Sept. 20-24 Any bull GMU 360 1
Rimrock EF Any Sept. 20-24 Any bull GMU 364 1
Cowiche EF Any Sept. 20-24 Any bull GMU 368 1
Nooksack WF Any Oct. 9 - Nov. 17 Any bull GMU 418 4
Wahkiakum WF Any Sept. 20-24 Any bull GMUs 506, 530 1
Packwood WF Any Sept. 20-24 Any bull GMU 516 1
Margaret WF Any Sept. 20-24 and Nov. 6-16 Any bull GMU 524 2
Margaret WF Any Nov. 6-16 Any bull GMU 524 18
Toutle WF Any Sept. 20-24 and Nov. 6-16 Any bull GMU 556 2
Toutle WF Any Nov. 6-16 Any bull GMU 556 131
Lewis River WF Any Sept. 20-30 Any bull GMU 560 2
Siouxon WF Any Sept. 20-30 Any bull GMU 572 2
Carlton WF Any Sept. 20-30 Any bull Elk Area 5057 5
West Goat Rocks WF Any Sept. 20-30 Any bull Elk Area 5058 5
Mt. Adams WF Any Sept. 20-30 Any bull Elk Area 5059 5
Mudflow WF Any Nov. 8-14 Any elk Elk Area 5099 5
Peninsula WF Any Sept. 20-24 3 pt. min. GMUs 602, 607, 612 1
Clearwater WF Any Oct. 1-11 3 pt. min. GMU 615 2
Matheny WF Any Oct. 1-11 3 pt. min. GMU 618 3
Quinault WF Any Sept. 20-24 3 pt. min. GMU 638 1
Wynoochee WF Any Oct. 1-11 3 pt. min. GMU 648 1
Satsop WF Any Oct. 1-11 3 pt. min. GMU 651 1
White River WF Any Sept. 20-24 Any bull GMU 653 1
Prescott EA Any Sept. 1-19 Any bull GMU 149 5
Blue Creek EA Any Sept. 1-19 Any bull GMU 154 4
Dayton EA Any Sept. 1-19 Any bull GMU 162 14
Tucannon EA Any Sept. 1-19 Any bull GMU 166 4
Wenaha West EA Any Sept. 1-19 Any bull Elk Area 1008 4
Wenaha East EA Any Sept. 1-19 Any bull Elk Area 1009 3
Mountain View EA Any Sept. 1-19 Any bull GMU 172 6
Lick Creek EA Any Sept. 1-19 Any bull GMU 175 1
Peola EA Any Sept. 1-19 Any bull GMU 178 2
Couse EA Any Sept. 1-19 Any bull GMU 181 1
Grande Ronde EA Any Sept. 1-19 Any bull GMU 186 1
Colockum EA Any Sept. 7-19 Any bull GMUs 328, 329 2
Peaches Ridge EA Any Sept. 7-19 Any bull GMUs 336, 346 74
Observatory EA Any Sept. 7-19 Any bull GMUs 340, 342 87
Goose Prairie EA Any Sept. 7-19 Any bull GMUs 352, 356 60
Bethel EA Any Sept. 7-19 Any bull GMU 360 18
Rimrock EA Any Sept. 7-19 Any bull GMU 364 98
Cowiche EA Any Sept. 7-19 Any bull GMU 368 12
Klickitat Meadows EA Any Oct. 10-21 Any bull Elk Area 3068 1
Nooksack WA Any Sept. 1-24 and Dec. 1-31 Any bull GMU 418 2
Margaret WA Any Sept. 7-19 and Dec. 1-15 Any bull GMU 524 8
Toutle WA Any Sept. 7-19 and Dec. 1-15 Any bull GMU 556 83
Mudflow WA Any Sept. 7-19 Any elk Elk Area 5099 5
Olympic WA Any Sept. 7-19 3 pt. min. GMU 621, EXCEPT for Elk Area 6071 6
Skokomish WA Any Sept. 7-19 3 pt. min. GMU 636 5
White River WA Any Sept. 7-19 Any bull GMU 653 13
Prescott EM Any Oct. 1-15 Any bull GMU 149 2
Blue Creek EM Any Oct. 1-15 Any bull GMU 154 2
Dayton EM Any Oct. 1-15 Any bull GMU 162 6
Tucannon EM Any Oct. 1-15 Any bull GMU 166 2
Wenaha West EM Any Oct. 1-15 Any bull Elk Area 1008 2
Wenaha East EM Any Oct. 1-15 Any bull Elk Area 1009 3
Mountain View EM Any Oct. 1-15 Any bull GMU 172 3
Lick Creek EM Any Oct. 1-15 Any bull GMU 175 1
Peola EM Any Oct. 1-15 Any bull GMU 178 6
Couse EM Any Oct. 1-15 Any bull GMU 181 1
Grande Ronde EM Any Oct. 1-15 Any bull GMU 186 1
Mission EM Any Oct. 1-11 Any bull GMU 251 1
Colockum EM Any Oct. 1-10 Any bull GMUs 328, 329 1
Peaches Ridge EM Any Oct. 1-10 Any bull GMUs 336, 346 17
Observatory EM Any Oct. 1-10 Any bull GMUs 340, 342 16
Goose Prairie EM Any Oct. 1-10 Any bull GMUs 352, 356 10
Bethel EM Any Oct. 1-10 Any bull GMU 360 8
Rimrock EM Any Oct. 1-10 Any bull GMU 364 17
Cowiche EM Any Oct. 1-10 Any bull GMU 368 6
Klickitat Meadows EM Any Oct. 1-10 Any bull Elk Area 3068 1
Nooksack WM Any Sept. 25 - Oct. 8 and Nov. 25-30 Any bull GMU 418 2
Margaret WM Any Oct. 2-8 Any bull GMU 524 45
Toutle WM Any Oct. 2-8 Any bull GMU 556 30
Mudflow WM Any Oct. 2-8 Any elk Elk Area 5099 5


Bulls
Hunt Name Weapon/Tag Hunters Hunt Dates Special Restrictions Boundary Permits
Prescott EF Any Dec. 1-15 Any bull GMU 149 2
Prescott EF Any Dec. 16-31 Any bull GMU 149 2
Mission EF Any Oct. 25 - Nov. 7 Any bull GMU 251 1
Teanaway EF Any Dec. 18-31 Any bull GMU 335 9
Peaches Ridge EF Any Oct. 25 - Nov. 7 Any bull GMUs 336, 346 98
Observatory EF Any Oct. 25 - Nov. 7 Any bull GMUs 340, 342 52
Goose Prairie EF Any Oct. 25 - Nov. 7 Any bull GMUs 352, 356 55
Bethel EF Any Oct. 25 - Nov. 7 Any bull GMU 360 31
Rimrock EF Any Oct. 25 - Nov. 7 Any bull GMU 364 124
Cowiche EF Any Oct. 25 - Nov. 7 Any bull GMU 368 17
Klickitat Meadows EF Any Oct. 25 - Nov. 7 Any bull Elk Area 3068 1
Alkali EF Any Oct. 16 - Nov. 5 Any elk GMU 371 20
Nooksack WF Any Oct. 9 - Nov. 17 Spike only GMU 418 6
Green River WF Any Oct. 30 - Nov. 5 Any bull GMU 485 6
Upper Smith Creek WF Any Oct. 25-31 Any elk Elk Area 5064 2
Mount Whittier WF Any Oct. 25-31 Any elk Elk Area 5065 1
Olympic WF Any Nov. 6-16 3 pt. min. GMU 621, EXCEPT for Elk Area 6071 14
Skokomish WF Any Nov. 6-16 3 pt. min. GMU 636 10
White River WF Any Nov. 6-16 Any bull GMU 653 30
Teanaway EA Any Nov. 24 - Dec. 8 Any bull GMU 335 13
Alkali EA Any Sept. 1-24 Any bull GMU 371 5
Nooksack WA Any Sept. 1-24 and Dec. 1-31 Spike only GMU 418 2
Upper Smith Creek WA Any Oct. 9-15 Any elk Elk Area 5064 2
Lewis River WA Any Nov. 24 - Dec.7 3 pt. min. GMU 560 5
Siouxon WA Any Nov. 24 - Dec.7 3 pt. min. GMU 572 5
Teanaway EM Any Dec. 9-17 Any bull GMU 335 8
Alkali EM Any Sept. 26 - Oct. 15 Any bull GMU 371 10
Nooksack WM Any Sept. 25 - Oct. 8 and Nov. 25-30 Spike only GMU 418 2
Upper Smith Creek WM Any Oct. 16-24 Any elk Elk Area 5064 2
Mount Whittier WM Any Oct. 16-24 Any elk Elk Area 5065 1
Yale WM Any Nov. 24 - Dec. 15 3 pt. min. GMU 554 15
Olympic WM Any Oct. 2-8 3 pt. min. GMU 621, EXCEPT for Elk Area 6071 5
Skokomish WM Any Oct. 2-8 3 pt. min. GMU 636 5
White River WM Any Oct. 2-8 Any bull GMU 653 4


Antlerless Elk
Hunt Name Weapon/Tag Hunters Hunt Dates Special Restrictions Boundary Permits
Aladdin EF Any Oct. 30 - Nov. 7 Antlerless GMU 111 15
Selkirk EF Any Oct. 30 - Nov. 7 Antlerless GMU 113 20
49 Degrees North EF Any Oct. 30 - Nov. 7 and Dec. 16-31 Antlerless GMU 117 45
Turnbull EF Any Oct. 26 - 31 Antlerless Elk Area 1015 6
Turnbull EF Any Nov. 2-7 Antlerless Elk Area 1015 6
Turnbull EF Any Nov. 9-14 Antlerless Elk Area 1015 6
Mayview EF Any Oct. 30 - Nov. 7 Antlerless GMU 145 30
Prescott EF Any Oct. 30 - Nov. 7 Antlerless GMU 149 20
Blue Creek EF Any Oct. 30 - Nov. 7 Antlerless GMU 154 50
Dayton EF Any Oct. 30 - Nov. 7 Antlerless Elk Area 1012 50
Marengo-Dayton EF Any Oct. 30 - Nov. 7 Antlerless GMU 163 and Elk Area 1011 50
Mountain View EF Any Oct. 30 - Nov. 7 Antlerless Elk Area 1013 15
Dayton EF Any Oct. 30 - Nov. 7 Antlerless Elk Area 1016 75
Lick Creek EF Any Oct. 30 - Nov. 7 Antlerless GMU 175 25
Peola EF Any Oct. 30 - Nov. 7 Antlerless GMU 178 30
Couse EF Any Oct. 4-15 Antlerless GMU 181 30
Malaga EF Any Sept. 14-24 Antlerless Elk Area 2032 10
Malaga EF Any Nov. 6 - Dec. 31 Antlerless Elk Area 2032 35
West Bar EF Any Oct. 30 - Nov. 3 Antlerless GMU 330 5
West Bar EF Any Nov. 4-7 Antlerless GMU 330 5
Teanaway EF Any Dec. 18 - Jan. 9 Antlerless GMU 335 50
Taneum EF Any Nov. 3-7 Antlerless GMU 336 75
Manastash EF Any Nov. 3-7 Antlerless GMU 340 100
Umtanum EF Any Nov. 3-7 Antlerless GMU 342 100
Little Naches EF Any Nov. 3-7 Antlerless GMU 346 75
Nile EF Any Nov. 3-7 Antlerless GMU 352 10
Bumping EF Any Nov. 3-7 Antlerless GMU 356 15
Bethel EF Any Nov. 3-7 Antlerless GMU 360 10
Rimrock EF Any Nov. 3-7 Antlerless GMU 364 50
Cowiche EF Any Nov. 3-7 Antlerless GMU 368 50
Klickitat Meadows EF Any Nov. 3-7 Antlerless Elk Area 3068 5
North Bend WF Any Nov. 6-16 Antlerless Elk Area 4601 7
Mossyrock WF Any Nov. 6-16 Antlerless GMU 505 50
Willapa Hills WF Any Nov. 6-16 Antlerless GMU 506 35
Winston WF Any Nov. 6-16 Antlerless GMU 520 100
Margaret WF Any Nov. 23-30 Antlerless GMU 524 70
Ryderwood WF Any Nov. 6-16 Antlerless GMU 530 50
Coweeman WF Any Nov. 6-16 Antlerless GMU 550 120
Coweeman WF Any Jan. 1-15 Antlerless GMU 550 50
Toutle WF Any Nov. 23-30 Antlerless GMU 556 120
Lewis River WF Any Nov. 6-16 Antlerless GMU 560 100
Washougal WF Any Nov. 6-16 Antlerless GMU 568 75
Siouxon WF Any Nov. 6-16 Antlerless GMU 572 30
Wind River WF Any Nov. 6-16 Antlerless GMU 574 75
West Klickitat WF Any Nov. 6-16 Antlerless GMU 578 150
Toledo WF Any Nov. 6-16 Antlerless Elk Area 5029 30
Newaukum WF Any Nov. 6-16 Antlerless Elk Area 5050 5
Green Mt. WF Any Nov. 6-16 Antlerless Elk Area 5051 10
Boistfort WF Any Nov. 6-16 Antlerless Elk Area 5054 50
Wildwood WF Any Jan. 16-30 Antlerless Elk Area 5061 20
Upper Smith Creek WF Any Oct. 25-31 Antlerless Elk Area 5064 4
Mount Whittier WF Any Oct. 25-31 Antlerless Elk Area 5065 2
Mudflow WF Any Nov. 8-14 Antlerless Elk Area 5099 10
Raymond WF Any Dec. 16-31 Antlerless Elk Area 6010 10
Raymond WF Any Jan. 1-20 Antlerless Elk Area 6010 5
Raymond WF Any Feb. 1-28 Antlerless Elk Area 6010 5
North Minot WF Any Oct. 20-31 Antlerless Elk Area 6067 5
North River WF Any Nov. 8-13 Antlerless GMU 658 10
Deschutes WF Any Jan. 10-20 Antlerless GMU 666 10
Williams Creek WF Any Nov. 8-16 Antlerless GMU 673 50
Tri Valley WF Any Dec. 1 - Jan. 20 Antlerless Elk Area 6012 5
Turnbull EA Any Sept. 7-19 Antlerless Elk Area 1015 14
Dayton EA Any Sept. 1-19 Antlerless Elk Area 1016 25
Malaga EA Any Sept. 1-7 Antlerless Elk Area 2032 20
Klickitat Meadows EA Any Oct. 10-21 Antlerless Elk Area 3068 9
Alkali EA Any Sept. 1-24 Antlerless GMU 371 5
North Bend WA Any Sept. 7-19 Antlerless Elk Area 4601 14
Margaret WA Any Sept. 7-19 and Dec. 1-15 Antlerless GMU 524 35
Toutle WA Any Sept. 7-19 and Dec. 1-15 Antlerless GMU 556 50
Ethel WA Any Jan. 1-20 Antlerless Elk Area 5049 10
Newaukum WA Any Aug. 1-15 Antlerless Elk Area 5050 10
Newaukum WA Any Aug. 16-31 Antlerless Elk Area 5050 10
Upper Smith Creek WA Any Oct. 9-15 Antlerless Elk Area 5064 4
Mudflow WA Any Sept. 7-19 Antlerless Elk Area 5099 10
Lewis River WA Any Nov. 24 - Dec.7 Antlerless GMU 560 15
Siouxon WA Any Nov. 24 - Dec.7 Antlerless GMU 572 5
Aladdin EM Any Oct. 2-8 Antlerless GMU 111 10
Selkirk EM Any Oct. 2-8 Antlerless GMU 113 10
49 Degrees North EM Any Oct. 2-8 and Dec. 16-31 Antlerless GMU 117 20
Turnbull EM Any Oct. 2-8 Antlerless Elk Area 1015 9
Turnbull EM Any Nov. 24 - Dec. 8 Antlerless Elk Area 1015 9
Dayton EM Any Oct. 2-8 Antlerless Elk Area 1016 25
Blue Creek EM Any Dec. 9 - Jan. 20 Antlerless GMU 154 40
Mountain View EM Any Oct. 2-8 Antlerless Elk Area 1013 10
Lick Creek EM Any Oct. 2-8 Antlerless GMU 175 15
Peola EM Any Oct. 2-8 Antlerless GMUs 145, 178 30
Couse EM Any Dec. 1-31 Antlerless GMU 181 30
Couse EM Any Jan. 1-20 Antlerless GMU 181 30
Malaga EM Any Oct. 9-21 Antlerless Elk Area 2032 35
West Bar EM Any Oct. 2-10 Antlerless GMU 330 5
Taneum EM Any Oct. 2-10 Antlerless GMU 336 75
Manastash EM Any Oct. 2-10 Antlerless GMU 340 75
Umtanum EM Any Oct. 2-10 Antlerless GMU 342 200
Nile EM Any Oct. 2-10 Antlerless GMU 352 10
Bumping EM Any Oct. 2-10 Antlerless GMU 356 25
Bethel EM Any Oct. 2-10 Antlerless GMU 360 10
Cowiche EM Any Oct. 2-10 Antlerless GMU 368 100
Alkali EM Any Sept. 26 - Oct. 15 Antlerless GMU 371 10
Teanaway EM Any Dec. 9-17 Antlerless GMU 335 6
Klickitat Meadows EM Any Oct. 2-10 Antlerless Elk Area 3068 4
North Bend WM Any Oct. 2-8 Antlerless Elk Area 4601 10
Stella WM Any Jan. 1-16 Antlerless GMU 504 75
Toledo WM Any Dec. 8-20 Antlerless Elk Area 5029 40
Mossyrock WM Any Jan. 1-16 Antlerless Elk Area 5052 15
Randle WM Any Jan. 1-16 Antlerless Elk Area 5053 15
Boistfort WM Any Jan. 1-16 Antlerless Elk Area 5054 50
Willapa Hills WM Any Dec. 8-19 Antlerless GMU 506 15
Green Mt. WM Any Jan. 1-16 Antlerless Elk Area 5051 30
Wildwood WM Any Jan. 1-15 Antlerless Elk Area 5061 30
Mudflow WM Any Oct. 2-8 Antlerless Elk Area 5099 10
Winston WM Any Oct. 2-8 Antlerless GMU 520 45
Margaret WM Any Oct. 2-8 Antlerless GMU 524 35
Ryderwood WM Any Oct. 2-8 Antlerless GMU 530 30
Coweeman WM Any Nov. 24 - Dec. 15 Antlerless GMU 550 45
Yale WM Any Oct. 2-8 Antlerless GMU 554 40
Yale WM Any Nov. 24 - Dec. 15 Antlerless GMU 554 35
Toutle WM Any Oct. 2-8 Antlerless GMU 556 50
Lewis River WM Any Oct. 2-8 Antlerless GMU 560 50
Washougal WM Any Nov. 24-30 Antlerless GMU 568 50
Siouxon WM Any Oct. 2-8 Antlerless GMU 572 15
Wind River WM Any Nov. 24-30 Antlerless GMU 574 100
West Klickitat WM Any Nov. 24-30 Antlerless GMU 578 150
Ethel WM Any Aug. 1-15 Antlerless Elk Area 5049 10
Ethel WM Any Aug. 16-31 Antlerless Elk Area 5049 10
Newaukum WM Any Jan. 1-20 Antlerless Elk Area 5050 10
Upper Smith Creek WM Any Oct. 16-24 Antlerless Elk Area 5064 4
Mount Whittier WM Any Oct. 16-24 Antlerless Elk Area 5065 2
North Minot WM Any Oct. 2-8 Antlerless Elk Area 6067 10
Mashel WM Any Jan. 1-15 Antlerless Elk Area 6054 25
North River WM Any Nov. 25 - Dec. 15 Antlerless GMU 658 20
Tri Valley WM Any Dec. 16 - Jan. 20 Antlerless Elk Area 6012 5

Youth - Only youth hunters may apply. Weapon must be consistent with weapon/tag restriction noted for hunt.
Hunt Name Weapon/Tag Hunters Hunt Dates Special Restrictions Boundary Permits
Toledo WF, WM, WA Youth Aug. 1-7 Antlerless Elk Area 5029 10
Mudflow WF, WM, WA Youth Nov. 22-28 Any elk Elk Area 5099 3
Mudflow WF, WM, WA Youth Nov. 22-28 Antlerless Elk Area 5099 4
Dungeness WF, WM, WA Youth Dec. 1-31 Antlerless Elk Area 6071, north of HWY 101 only 5HC

65+ Senior - Only hunters 65 and older may apply. Weapon must be consistent with weapon/tag restriction noted for hunt.
Hunt Name Weapon/Tag Hunters Hunt Dates Special Restrictions Boundary Permits
Margaret WF, WM, WA 65+ Nov. 23-30 Antlerless GMU 524 10
Toledo WF, WM, WA 65+ Aug. 15-21 Antlerless Elk Area 5029 10


Hunters with Disabilities - Only hunters with disabilities may apply. Weapon must be consistent with weapon/tag restriction noted for hunt.
Hunt Name Weapon/Tag Hunters Hunt Dates Special Restrictions Boundary Permits
Turnbull EF, EM, EA Hunters w/ Disabilities Oct. 10-17 Antlerless Elk Area 1015 6
Observatory EF, EM Hunters w/ Disabilities Oct. 25 - Nov. 7 Any elk GMUs 340, 342 5
Little Naches EF, EM, EA Hunters w/ Disabilities Oct. 1-10 Any elk GMU 346 5
Little Naches EF, EM, EA Hunters w/ Disabilities Nov. 3-7 Antlerless GMU 346 5
Alkali EF Hunters w/ Disabilities Oct. 16 - Nov. 5 Any elk GMU 371 5
Corral Canyon EF, EM, EA Hunters w/ Disabilities Sept. 26 - Oct. 3 Any elk Elk Area 3721 2
Toledo WF, WM, WA Hunters w/ Disabilities Aug. 8-14 Antlerless Elk Area 5029 10
Ethel WF, WM, WA Hunters w/ Disabilities Nov. 6-16 Antlerless Elk Area 5049 5
Mudflow WF, WM, WA Hunters w/ Disabilities Oct. 25-31 Antlerless Elk Area 5099 4
Mudflow WF, WM, WA Hunters w/ Disabilities Sept. 20-26 Any elk Elk Area 5099 4
Centralia Mine WF, WM, WA Hunters w/ Disabilities Oct. 2-3 Antlerless Elk Area 6011 3
Centralia Mine WF, WM, WA Hunters w/ Disabilities Oct. 9-10 Antlerless Elk Area 6011 3

Master Hunter - Only master hunters may apply. Weapon must be consistent with weapon/tag restriction noted for hunt. Additional weapon restrictions may be conditioned on local situation for each hunt. For those hunts allowing the purchase of a second tag, only one elk may be killed in the unit under the authorization of the permit.
Hunt Name Weapon/Tag Hunters Hunt Dates Special Restrictions Boundary Permits
Turnbull Any elk tag Master Hunter Dec. 10-31 Antlerless Elk Area 1015 6
Green Mt. Any elk tag Master Hunter Jan. 17-30 Antlerless Elk Area 5051 20
Mossyrock Any elk tag Master Hunter Jan. 17-30