WSR 10-16-005

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 10-187 -- Filed July 21, 2010, 2:21 p.m. , effective August 21, 2010 ]


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

Purpose: Adopt amendments to WAC 232-28-299 Mandatory report of hunting activity.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 232-28-299.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.12.047, 77.15.280, 77.32.020, and 77.32.070.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 10-12-122 on June 2, 2010.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: July 21, 2010.

Miranda Wecker, Chair

Fish and Wildlife Commission

OTS-3222.1


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

WAC 232-28-299   Mandatory report of hunting activity.   (1) All hunters purchasing a hunting license must report their hunting activity for deer, elk, bear, or turkey.

(a) Hunters must report hunting activity, for each tag and permit acquired, by January 31 or within 10 days after the close of an eligible hunt, whichever date is later.

(b) Reports must be made using the department's designated automated telephone hunter reporting system (toll free) or internet hunter reporting system.

(c) Any hunter not reporting, for each tag and permit acquired, by the reporting deadline will be in noncompliance of reporting requirements.

(d) Compliance will be credited for each ((species for which a)) transport tag ((is)) and permit acquired.

(2) As an incentive for prompt reporting, all ((successful)) hunters ((who report harvest within 10 days of killing an animal and unsuccessful hunters)) who report by midnight January 10 or within 10 days after the last day of their permit hunt will be entered into a drawing for special deer and elk incentive permits. To be eligible for the drawing, hunters must report their hunting activity for each transport tag and permit acquired.

(3) Hunters who have not reported hunting activity by the reporting deadline for deer, elk, bear, or turkey tags and permits acquired the previous year will be required to pay a $10 penalty before a new license that includes deer, elk, bear, or turkey tags will be issued. A hunter may only be penalized a maximum of $10 during a license year.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047, 77.12.020. 08-01-052 (Order 07-292), 232-28-299, filed 12/13/07, effective 1/13/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 05-17-098 (Order 05-174), 232-28-299, filed 8/15/05, effective 9/15/05; 02-15-018 (Order 02-129), 232-28-299, filed 7/8/02, effective 8/8/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040, 77.12.020, 77.32.070, 77.32.530. 01-10-048 (Order 01-69), 232-28-299, filed 4/26/01, effective 5/27/01.]

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