WSR 12-04-098

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Filed February 1, 2012, 11:43 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 11-24-102 on December 7, 2011.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Hunting seasons and regulations, WAC 232-12-047 Unlawful methods for hunting, 232-12-054 Archery requirements -- Archery special use permits, 232-12-063 Hunting at night -- Regulations -- Penalties, 232-12-243 Public safety cougar removals, 232-12-257 Use of decoys and calls, 232-12-264 Baiting of game birds -- Unlawful, 232-28-273 2012-2014 Moose, bighorn sheep, and mountain goat seasons and permit quotas, 232-28-286 2013, 2014, and 2015 Spring black bear seasons and regulations, 232-28-288 2012-2014 Fall black bear hunting seasons and regulations, 232-28-296 Landowner hunting permits, 232-28-297 2012-2013, 2013-2014, and 2014-2015 Cougar hunting seasons and regulations, 232-28-337 Deer and elk area descriptions, 232-28-342 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15 Small game seasons, 232-28-357 2012-2014 Deer general seasons and definitions, 232-28-358 2012-2014 Elk general seasons and definitions, 232-28-359 2012 Deer special permits and 232-28-360 2012 Elk special permits; and repealing WAC 232-28-272 2009 Black bear and 2009-2010, 2010-2011, and 2011-2012 Cougar hunting seasons and regulations, 232-28-287 2009-2010, 2010-2011, and 2011-2012 Cougar permit seasons and regulations, 232-28-295 Landowner hunting permits, 232-28-351 2009-2011 Deer general seasons and definitions, 232-28-352 2009-2011 Elk general seasons and definitions, 232-28-355 2011 Deer special permits, and 232-28-356 2011 Elk special permits.

Hearing Location(s): Moses Lake City Hall, 321 South Balsam, Moses Lake, WA 98837, (509) 764-3701, on March 9-10, 2012, at 8:30 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: April 13-14, 2012.

Submit Written Comments to: Wildlife Program Commission Meeting Public Comments, 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091, e-mail Wildthing@dfw.wa.gov, fax (360) 902-2162, by Tuesday, February 21, 2012.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Tami Lininger by March 5, 2012, TTY (800) 833-6388 or (360) 902-2267.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules:

WAC 232-12-047, this proposed amendment is intended to further the discussion on what should be allowed for crossbow use during modern firearm seasons.

WAC 232-12-054, this proposed amendment is intended to further the discussion on allowing illuminated nocks for archery equipment.

WAC 232-12-063, this proposal would clarify how a hunter can hunt small game and unclassified wildlife at night and would complement existing night hunting rules.

WAC 232-12-243, the purpose of the proposed WAC amendment is to identify when public safety cougar removals are warranted for the protection of public safety and private property. The proposed WAC changes remove the use of "cougar sighting events" or "nuisance behavior" to trigger a public safety cougar removal. The proposed WAC also renames the program from "cougar management removal" to "public safety cougar removal."

WAC 232-12-257, this proposed amendment is intended to further the discussion on the use of electronic technology for waterfowl hunting.

WAC 232-12-264, this proposed amendment is intended to clarify the existing rule on baiting of game birds, and align the rule with current federal regulations on baiting of migratory game birds.

WAC 232-28-273, the proposed WAC changes amend seasons for moose, bighorn sheep, and mountain goat. Winter surveys indicate moose populations are stable. The department recommends minor permit level adjustments based on recent survey results. The department also recommends redefining Mt. Spokane moose hunts in GMU 124 into two moose areas, Mt. Spokane North and Mt. Spokane South, and increasing permit levels slightly in those areas to control population levels. Based on the recommendation, statewide permit levels would change from one hundred forty to one hundred fifty-two. The anticipated effect is stable moose populations in core areas with more control on moose population growth in areas surrounding Spokane. Hunter opportunity will increase slightly.

All bighorn sheep populations that we are currently hunting either meet or exceed total population objectives. However the number of adult rams fluctuates and we are recommending reductions in ram harvest for several units consistent with the population thresholds in the game management plan (2008). Based on the recommendation, statewide permit levels would change from forty-one to thirty-one. The anticipated effect is stable bighorn sheep populations in all hunted areas. Hunter opportunity will decrease slightly.

Mountain goat populations are managed for stable-to-increasing populations in all hunted areas. Changes in permit levels are based on annual survey counts and tend to be conservative, given the sensitivity of goats to overharvesting. The department recommends status quo delegated authority for existing hunt area permit levels, plus the addition of two hunt areas each with one permit. Under that authority the department will be rotating and reducing hunting pressure in the goat units surrounding Mt. Baker, based on recent survey results. With the delegated authority, statewide permit levels would change from fifteen to seventeen. The anticipated effect is stable mountain goat populations in all hunted areas. Hunter opportunity will increase slightly.

WAC 232-28-286, the proposed rule amendments establish the 2013, 2014, and 2015 spring black bear seasons. The purpose is to: (1) Reduce tree damage by bears in western Washington; (2) disperse harvest geographically and reduce female harvest in southeastern Washington; and (3) reduce nuisance and damage activity in northeastern Washington, while maintaining long-term sustainable populations in each black bear management unit (BBMU) - except Puget Sound and Columbia Basin BBMUs. The anticipated effects of the rule are continued recreational harvest opportunities similar to 2009-2011 levels and long-term sustainable bear populations.

WAC 232-28-288, the proposed rule establishes the 2012, 2013, and 2014 fall black bear seasons. The purpose is to provide recreational harvest opportunities for black bear, while maintaining long-term sustainable populations in each BBMU - except Puget Sound and Columbia Basin BBMUs. The anticipated effects of the rule are to maintain recreational harvest trends similar to 2009-2011 levels. The anticipated effect to the bear population is a long-term sustainable bear populations statewide.

WAC 232-28-296, the purpose of this proposal is to expand the number of special hunting opportunities available on private lands for hunters. The recommended changes would add two additional cooperators in eastern Washington.

WAC 232-28-297, the purpose of the proposal is to establish the 2012-2013, 2013-2014, and 2014-2015 cougar hunting seasons. The proposal establishes hunt areas and associated harvest guidelines for the entire state (except Columbia Basin and Puget Sound cougar management units). The harvest guideline represents a sustainable twelve - sixteen percent harvest rate for each hunt area. The anticipated effects to the cougar population are to maintain a stable population and to maintain an adequate age structure for cougar populations equally distributed across the state.

WAC 232-28-337, the proposed language eliminates one elk area and creates three new deer areas. Deer and elk areas help direct hunters when a scale smaller than the game management unit (GMU) is needed. Deer and elk areas help staff deal with wildlife damage problems.

WAC 232-28-342, this amendment proposes calendar date adjustments to most small game seasons, expands the wild turkey season in eastern Washington, reinstates the September Canada goose season in eastern Washington, and shifts the crow season one month earlier.

WAC 232-28-357, the purpose of this proposal is to retain general season deer hunting opportunity, balance the hunting opportunity between user groups, increase opportunity when deer populations allow, and reduce opportunity when declining deer numbers warrant a change. The proposal would repeal the old deer general seasons for 2009-2011 and adopt the new deer seasons for 2012-2014.

WAC 232-28-358, the purpose of this proposal is to retain general season elk hunting opportunity, balance the hunting opportunity between user groups, increase opportunity when elk populations allow, and reduce opportunity when declining elk numbers warrant a change. The proposal would repeal the old elk general seasons for 2009-2011 and adopt the new elk seasons for 2012-2014.

WAC 232-28-359, the purpose of this proposal is to retain special permit deer hunting opportunity that is above and beyond what is offered for general seasons. The proposal would repeal the old deer special permit seasons for 2011 and adopt the new deer special permit seasons for 2012. The proposal adjusts special permits for deer for 2012 in response to deer population changes and damage complaints. The proposal would help reduce or minimize agricultural damage and provides for population control of deer where needed.

WAC 232-28-360, the purpose of this proposal is to retain special permit elk hunting opportunity that is above and beyond what is offered for general seasons. The proposal would repeal the old elk special permit seasons for 2011 and adopt the new elk special permit seasons for 2012. The proposal adjusts special permits for elk for 2012 in response to elk population changes and damage complaints. The proposal would help reduce or minimize agricultural damage and provides for population control of elk where needed.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: WAC 232-12-047, this proposal facilitates public discussion of new technologies and consideration of acceptable fair chase and ethical standards for hunting.

WAC 232-12-054, this proposal facilitates public discussion of new technologies and consideration of acceptable fair chase and ethical standards for hunting.

WAC 232-12-063, the proposal would provide greater certainty for officers in determining whether a hunter is lawfully hunting at night.

WAC 232-12-243, this proposal better aligns the WAC language and actions with the terms used in the RCW authority. WAC 232-12-257, this proposal facilitates public discussion of new technologies and consideration of acceptable fair chase and ethical standards for hunting.

WAC 232-12-264, this amendment was requested by the Washington fish and wildlife commission, subsequent to a commission presentation in September 2009, to facilitate consistent enforcement of state and federal baiting rules by the department and United States Fish and Wildlife Service.

WAC 232-28-273, this proposal incorporates permit level changes based on the population thresholds and criteria in the game management plan (2008).

WAC 232-28-286, spring bear opportunity is provided to address management needs rather than solely for the purpose of providing recreational opportunity. This is due to the public's sensitivity to hunting bears while adult females are accompanied by the young of the year. The department did not receive any requests for additional spring bear harvest to address the management needs listed above, except for additional bear harvest in northeastern Washington to address nuisance bear issues. Based on the population thresholds outlined in the game management plan, hunting may be impacting the bear population in northeastern Washington; that is, the "median age of harvested females" indicator suggests bear harvest may be impacting the regional bear population. As such, any additional spring bear harvest in the area would require equivalent reductions to fall bear harvest to offset any additional population impacts. During the scoping phase of this WAC, survey data indicated respondents preferred status quo spring seasons rather than adding harvest opportunity in the spring coupled with reductions in the fall season.

WAC 232-28-288, the parameters used as population indicators by the department to evaluate the impacts of hunting on the bear populations are either stable or trending in the right direction. Therefore, no significant changes are recommended at this time.

WAC 232-28-296, the fish and wildlife commission developed a policy to expand the private lands available for hunting to the general public several years ago. One of the programs that was authorized under their authority is the landowner hunting permit program. This program encourages landowners to provide opportunity to the general hunter in exchange for customized hunting seasons and the ability to generate funding to offset the cost of providing public access.

WAC 232-28-297, recently published studies suggest that a twelve - sixteen percent harvest rate of a local cougar population is the maximum harvest rate that still has a high probability for maintaining a stable cougar population along with stable adult male territorial behavior. Harvest rates in excess of sixteen percent can result in declines in core populations of breeding females, and excessive male harvest rates result in the loss of adult male territorial behavioral, which acts as a regulatory mechanism for local male cougar numbers.

WAC 232-28-337, the proposed language allows the commission to distribute hunters more favorably during quality hunts. Proposed language also helps delineate when state authorized deer hunting is and is not allowed at a smaller scale within the GMU. Proposed language eliminates an elk area that is associated with a special permit elk hunt that is no longer being conducted.

WAC 232-28-342, this proposal provides for the continuation of hunting seasons on small game species to provide recreational opportunity and depredation control.

WAC 232-28-357, this proposal provides recreational deer hunting opportunity and protects deer from overharvest. The proposal would maintain sustainable general deer hunting season opportunities for 2012 through 2014. The proposal helps address deer damage problems and provides for deer population control when needed.

WAC 232-28-358, this proposal provides recreational elk hunting opportunity and protects elk from overharvest. The proposal would maintain sustainable general elk hunting season opportunities for 2012 through 2014. The proposal helps address elk damage problems and provides for elk population control when needed.

WAC 232-28-359, the proposal continues to provide recreational deer hunting opportunity while protecting deer from overharvest and helps minimize deer agricultural damage.

WAC 232-28-360, the proposal continues to provide recreational elk hunting opportunity while protecting elk from overharvest and helps minimize elk agricultural damage.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.12.047.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 77.12.047.

Rule is necessary because of federal law, C.F.R. Part 20.21.

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

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting and Implementation: Nate Pamplin, Natural Resources Building, Olympia, (360) 902-2693; and Enforcement: Bruce Bjork, Natural Resources Building, Olympia, (360) 902-2373.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. These rules do not directly regulate small business.

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

February 1, 2012

Lori Preuss

Rules Coordinator

OTS-4568.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 10-94, filed 4/30/10, effective 5/31/10)

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)) 150 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)) 400 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))) (d) 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))) (e) 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.

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

(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, 77.32.070, 77.32.530. 10-10-061 (Order 10-94), 232-12-047, filed 4/30/10, effective 5/31/10. 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-4569.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 10-94, filed 4/30/10, effective 5/31/10)

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

(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. 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 except for illuminated nocks.

(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 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. 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 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) 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, 77.32.070, 77.32.530. 10-10-061 (Order 10-94), 232-12-054, filed 4/30/10, effective 5/31/10. 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.]

OTS-4570.1


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-12-063   Hunting at night -- Regulations -- Penalties.   (1) It is unlawful to hunt small game animals or unclassified wildlife at night, unless all of the following requirements are met:

(a) Artificial lights used in the hunting activity are not attached to or projected from any motor vehicle.

(b) Shooting occurs at least fifty feet from a motor vehicle.

(c) Firearms are restricted to .22 caliber rifles and handguns, and shotguns are restricted to no. 6 shot or smaller. Hunting with bow and arrow is allowed.

(d) During the months of September, October, or November hunting does not occur in areas closed to hunting for deer or elk with centerfire rifles.

(e) Hunting activity is further than five hundred yards from any structure or temporary habitation located on public land.

(f) The hunting activity occurs within published open seasons.

(2) Private landowners or their designees that possess a valid depredation permit issued by the department are exempt from the above requirements while hunting on the permit designated property. Nothing in this section removes the right of property owners, their immediate family members, their documented employees, or tenants of real property, pursuant to RCW 77.36.030, to trap or kill wildlife that is threatening human health and safety or causing property damage on that property, without the licenses required under RCW 77.32.010 or authorization from the director under RCW 77.12.240.

(3) A violation of this section involving killing, hunting, taking, holding, possessing, or maliciously injuring or harming unclassified wildlife is an infraction punishable under RCW 77.15.160. A violation of this section involving killing, hunting, taking, holding, possessing, or maliciously injuring or harming big game animals, small game animals, protected wildlife, or endangered wildlife is a crime punishable under RCW 77.15.410, 77.15.430, 77.15.130, or 77.15.120, depending on the animal or wildlife killed, hunted, taken, held, possessed, or maliciously injured or harmed.

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OTS-4582.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 11-19-074, filed 9/16/11, effective 10/17/11)

WAC 232-12-243   Public safety cougar ((management)) removals.   (1) Definitions:

As used in this section and in the context of public safety cougar ((management)) removals, the following definitions apply:

(a) "Confirmed" means qualified department staff is led to believe a cougar(s) was at the scene of the incident by interview of the complainant or observation of evidence at the scene.

(b) "Human-cougar safety incident" means aggressive or unusual behavior by a cougar which presents an actual or perceived threat to an individual.

(c) "Livestock or pet depredation" means incidents where livestock and/or pets are killed and/or injured by cougar.

(d) "Nuisance activity" means incidents associated with property disturbance, property damage, or livestock/pet harassment.

(e) "Public safety need" means there exists a reasonable threat to human safety or property by one or more cougar, as indicated by the level of confirmed human-cougar safety incidents or livestock/pet depredations((, and confirmed cougar sightings or nuisance activities)).

(f) "Removal" means the act of killing one or more cougar with the aid of dogs.

(g) "Sighting" means a confirmed direct observation of one or more cougar, in urban or rural settings, near individuals or residences; typically more than chance observations.

(h) "Human-cougar interaction" means a confirmed human-cougar safety incident, or confirmed livestock or pet depredation((, confirmed cougar nuisance activity, or confirmed cougar sighting event)).

(i) "Dog hunter" means a person that owns and hunts with dogs that are capable of detecting, tracking and treeing a cougar.

(2) Public safety cougar ((management)) removal authorization: The commission authorizes the director to issue public safety cougar ((management)) removal permits consistent with this rule. Prior to issuing public safety cougar ((management)) removal permits, the department shall use other practical alternatives to address a public safety need, including livestock or pet depredations. Other practical alternatives may include, but are not limited to, general cougar hunting seasons, general public information, educational programs, information to recreational hunters, cougar depredation/kill permits, and department capture and relocation/euthanasia of specific cougars.

(3) Public safety cougar ((management)) removal criteria:

(a) The commission determines that when the above practical alternatives have been utilized within a game management unit, an annual or seasonal increase in confirmed human-cougar interactions above the 2005-2010 level, therein demonstrates that the practical alternatives have been inadequate to address the public safety need. The director then is authorized by the commission to remove one or more cougar, with the aid of dogs, in a selected area of that game management unit or nearby geographic area suitable for the use of dogs. The commission authorizes the director to remove one cougar per three hundred square kilometers of complaint area.

(b) If warranted by conditions of this rule, a public safety cougar ((management)) removal(s) will be conducted annually between December 1st and March 31st in selected areas of game management units designated by the director to address a public safety need presented by one or more cougar.

(c) The department shall not target more than one hundred nine cougar during a public safety cougar ((management)) removal period unless otherwise authorized by the commission.

(4) Public safety cougar ((management)) removal permit issuance procedure.

(a) To participate in a public safety cougar ((management)) removal, individuals must request that his/her name be placed on a list of available participants (participant list) by mailing their request to Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Enforcement Program - Public Safety Cougar ((Management)) Removal, 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091. The request must include the individual's name, address, phone number, and game management units being applied for. Individuals may apply for no more than four game management units. An individual's request to be placed on a participant list for a removal period must be postmarked no later than October 15, or be received at the department's Olympia office no later than 5:00 p.m. on October 15, during the year the removal period begins.

(b) To be eligible for a public safety cougar ((management)) removal permit (permit), the participant must be a Washington resident dog hunter who, at the time of application for a permit, possesses a valid big game license with cougar as a species option. The permit holder must use dogs while participating in a cougar management removal.

(c) Individuals eligible for participation in a public safety cougar ((management)) removal will be randomly selected from the participant list. The department will issue a permit to the person whose name is selected from the participant list. Individuals selected will be notified by telephone or mail. Individuals selected must contact the department's enforcement program in Olympia and accept the public safety cougar ((management)) removal permit within fifteen days of being notified. Failure to contact the department will result in forfeit of the permit and the individual will be placed on the participant list for later selections. Permits may not be sold or reassigned.

(d) Permit holders and all individuals who will accompany the permit holder must complete the department's public safety cougar ((management)) removal education course prior to participating in a public safety cougar ((management)) removal.

(5) Public safety cougar ((management)) removals: Quota system and participation in public safety cougar removal.

(a) This is a ((management)) public safety cougar removal administrated by a WDFW designated coordinator. Permit holders will be contacted on an as-needed basis to conduct removals in portions of GMUs. Not all permit hunters will be contacted in a given year.

(b) Public safety cougar removals will be based on a quota system, where permit holders may hunt cougar until the allotted numbers of cougar have been killed from each game management unit or March 31, whichever is first.

(c) To verify if the public safety cougar removal season is open or closed in each game management unit, the permit holders shall notify the department's enforcement program in Olympia within twenty-four hours prior to exercising a public safety cougar ((management)) removal permit.

(d) No more than four total individuals may participate per public safety cougar ((management)) removal, including the permit holder(s). Only the permit holder, whose name appears on the permit, may take a cougar.

(e) Hunters killing a cougar during a public safety cougar ((management)) removal must notify the department's enforcement program in Olympia within twenty-four hours after harvesting the cougar.

(f) The department reserves the right to accompany permit holders while participating in a public safety cougar ((management)) removal.

(6) Public safety cougar ((management)) removal general requirements.

(a) A valid big game hunting license which includes cougar as a species option is required to hunt cougar.

(b) It is unlawful to kill or possess spotted cougar kittens or adult cougars accompanied by spotted kittens. Individuals selected for a public safety cougar ((management)) removal permit may take one cougar per permit.

(c) Hunters may use any lawful big game modern firearm, archery, or muzzleloader equipment for hunting cougar. The use of dogs to hunt cougar is prohibited except during a public safety cougar ((management)) removal.

(d) Any person who takes a cougar must notify the department within twenty-four hours of 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 must be sealed by an authorized department employee within seventy-two hours of the notification of kill. Any person who takes a cougar must present the cougar skull, in such a manner that teeth and biological samples can be extracted, to an authorized department employee at the time of sealing.

(e) The public safety cougar ((management)) removal permit (permit) belongs to the state of Washington. The permit holder may be required to return to or turn over to the department the permit when, in the judgment of the department, the permit holder 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 is required to return to or turn over to the department the permit, the permit holder may request an appeal of that action in accordance with chapter 34.05 RCW. Appeal request shall be filed in writing and returned within twenty days of the date of action and be addressed to WDFW Legal Services Office, 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, Washington 98501-1091.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.055, 77.12.047, 77.15.245, and 2007 c 178. 11-19-074, 232-12-243, filed 9/16/11, effective 10/17/11. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047, 77.12.040, 77.12.020, 77.12.570, 77.12.210. 08-17-034 (Order 08-197), 232-12-243, filed 8/13/08, effective 9/13/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 04-21-036 (Order 04-284), 232-12-243, filed 10/14/04, effective 11/14/04; 03-17-037 (Order 03-186), 232-12-243, filed 8/14/03, effective 9/14/03; 02-17-013 (Order 02-183), 232-12-243, filed 8/9/02, effective 9/9/02; 01-20-011 (Order 01-198), 232-12-243, filed 9/20/01, effective 10/21/01.]

OTS-4571.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 07-255, filed 10/17/07, effective 11/17/07)

WAC 232-12-257   Use of decoys and calls.   (1) It is unlawful to hunt ((waterfowl,)) wild turkeys((,)) or deer with the use or aid of battery-powered or other electronic devices as decoys.

(2) It is unlawful to hunt waterfowl, wild turkeys, or deer with the use or aid of electronic calls.

(3) Except as otherwise authorized by rule of the commission or by contract or agreement with the department, any person placing waterfowl decoys on any area (including water, access areas, roads, and trails) under the ownership, management, lease, or control of the department, shall not:

(a) Place waterfowl decoys prior to 4:00 a.m.;

(b) Allow or permit waterfowl decoys to be unattended or not in their immediate control for a period greater than one hour;

(c) Fail to remove waterfowl decoys within two hours after the close of established daily hunting hours; or

(d) Place waterfowl decoys on days closed to waterfowl hunting.

(4) This regulation shall be enforced under RCW 77.15.400.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 07-21-085 (Order 07-255), 232-12-257, filed 10/17/07, effective 11/17/07; 06-11-032 (Order 06-92), 232-12-257, filed 5/8/06, effective 6/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040. 01-17-092 (Order 01-157), 232-12-257, filed 8/20/01, effective 9/20/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040, 77.12.010, 77.12.020, 77.12.770, 77.12.780. 00-11-137 (Order 00-50), 232-12-257, filed 5/23/00, effective 6/23/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040. 81-12-029 (Order 165), 232-12-257, filed 6/1/81. Formerly WAC 232-12-630.]

OTS-4572.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 99-118, filed 8/11/99, effective 9/11/99)

WAC 232-12-264   Baiting of game birds -- Unlawful.   It is unlawful to hunt game birds by the aid of baiting, ((or in a)) on or over any baited area, or on or over any area posted as an upland bird feeding site, where a person knows or reasonably should know that the area is or has been baited. As used in this section, the following definitions apply:

"Baited area" means any area on which salt, grain, or other feed has been placed, exposed, deposited, distributed, or scattered, if that salt, grain, or other feed could serve as a lure or attraction for game birds to, on, or over areas where hunters are attempting to take them. Any such area will remain a baited area for ten days following the complete removal of all such salt, grain, or other feed.

"Baiting" ((or "baited area")) means the direct or indirect placing, exposing, depositing, distributing or scattering of ((corn, wheat or other)) salt, grain, or other feed ((so as to constitute for such birds)) that could serve as a lure or attraction for game birds to, on or over areas where hunters are attempting to take them. ((Any such area will remain a baited area for ten days following the complete removal of all such grain or other feed.))

"Manipulation" means the alteration of natural vegetation or agricultural crops by activities that include, but are not limited to, mowing, shredding, discing, rolling, chopping, trampling, flattening, burning, or herbicide treatments. The term manipulation does not include the distributing or scattering of grain, seed, or other feed after removal from or storage on the field where grown.

"Natural vegetation" means any nonagricultural, native, or naturalized plant species that grows at a site in response to planting or from existing seeds or other propagules. The term natural vegetation does not include planted millet. However, planted millet that grows on its own in subsequent years after the year of planting is considered natural vegetation.

"Normal agricultural operation" means a normal agricultural planting, harvesting, post-harvest manipulation, or agricultural practice, that is conducted in accordance with official recommendations of State Extension Specialists of the Cooperative Extension Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

"Normal agricultural planting, harvesting, or post-harvest manipulation" means a planting or harvesting undertaken for the purpose of producing and gathering a crop, or manipulation after such harvest and removal of grain, that is conducted in accordance with official recommendations of State Extension Specialists of the Cooperative Extension Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

"Normal soil stabilization practice" means a planting for agricultural soil erosion control or postmining land reclamation conducted in accordance with official recommendations of State Extension Specialists of the Cooperative Extension Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture for agricultural soil erosion control.

Nothing in this section shall ((not)) prohibit hunting of game birds((,)) on or over the following lands or areas that are not otherwise baited areas:

(1) Standing crops, or flooded standing crops (including aquatics); standing, flooded, or manipulated natural vegetation; flooded harvested crop lands((, grain crops properly harvested on the field where grown)); or lands or areas where seeds or grains ((found)) have been scattered solely as the result of normal agricultural planting ((or)), harvesting, post-harvest manipulation, or normal soil stabilization practice;

(2) From a blind or other place of concealment camouflaged with natural vegetation;

(3) From a blind or other place of concealment camouflaged with vegetation from agricultural crops, as long as such camouflaging does not result in the exposing, depositing, distributing or scattering of grain or other feed; or

(4) Standing or flooded standing agricultural crops where grain is inadvertently scattered solely as a result of a hunter entering or exiting a hunting area, placing decoys, or retrieving downed birds.

Nothing in this section shall prohibit hunting of any game bird, except waterfowl and coots, on or over lands or areas that are not otherwise baited areas, and where grain or other feed has been distributed or scattered solely as the result of manipulation of an agricultural crop or other feed on the land where grown, or solely as the result of a normal agricultural operation.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040. 99-17-034 (Order 99-118), 232-12-264, filed 8/11/99, effective 9/11/99; 81-12-029 (Order 165), 232-12-264, filed 6/1/81. Formerly WAC 232-12-650.]

OTS-4583.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 11-86, filed 5/6/11, effective 6/6/11)

WAC 232-28-273   ((2009-2011)) 2012-2014 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 ((8)) 10
Selkirk Mtns. A Oct. 1 - Nov. 30 GMU 113 Any Moose ((17)) 15
Selkirk Mtns. Bd Oct. 1 - Nov. 30 GMU 113 Antlerless Only 2
Mt. Spokane South A Oct. 1 - Nov. 30 ((GMU 124 east of Hwy 395)) Moose Area 1 Any Moose ((12)) 8
Mt. Spokane South B Oct. 1 - Nov. 30 ((GMU 124 east of Hwy 395)) Moose Area 1 Antlerless Only ((14)) 8
Mt. Spokane North A Oct. 1 - Nov. 30 Moose Area 2 Any Moose 8
Mt. Spokane North B Oct. 1 - Nov. 30 Moose Area 2 Antlerless Only 7
Mt. Spokane North Cb Oct. 1 - Nov. 30 Moose Area 2 Antlerless Only 1
Mt. SpokaneHC Dec. 1 - Mar. 31 GMUs 124, 127, and 130 within Spokane County Antlerless Only 20HC
Mt. Spokane South - Youth Onlya Oct. 1 - Nov. 30 ((GMU 124 east of Hwy 395)) Moose Area 1 Antlerless Only ((10)) 8
Mt. Spokane North - Youth Onlya Oct. 1 - Nov. 30 Moose Area 2 Antlerless Only 8
49 Degrees North A Oct. 1 - Nov. 30 GMU 117 Any Moose ((22)) 21
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)) 7
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 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 permit application.

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

HCThis is a damage hunt administered by a WDFW designated hunt coordinator. Only master hunters may apply, 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.


Moose Areas:


Moose Area 1: South Spokane Moose Area:

That portion of GMU 124 beginning at intersection of Blanchard Rd and Idaho-Washington state line: W on Blanchard Rd to Blanchard Creek Rd; SW on Blanchard Creek Rd to Tallman Rd; W on Tallman Rd to Elk Chattaroy Rd; SW on Elk Chattaroy Rd to Hwy 2; S on Hwy 2 to Hwy 395, S on Hwy 395 to Spokane River, E on Spokane River to Idaho-Washington state line, N on Idaho-Washington state line to Blanchard Rd and the point of beginning.


Moose Area 2: North Spokane Moose Area:

That portion of GMU 124 beginning at intersection of Blanchard Rd and Idaho-Washington state line: W on Blanchard Rd to Blanchard Creek Rd; SW on Blanchard Creek Rd to Tallman Rd; W on Tallman Rd to Elk Chattaroy Rd; SW on Elk Chattaroy Rd to Hwy 2; S on Hwy 2 to Hwy 395, N on Hwy 395 to Deer Park-Milan Rd, E on Deer Park-Milan Rd to Hwy 2, N on Hwy 2 to Idaho-Washington state line, S on Idaho-Washington state line to Blanchard Rd and the point of beginning.


(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

1))
Selah Butte Nov. ((7)) 5-30 Sheep Unit 4 Any Legal Weapon ((4)) 3
Umtanum Sept. 15 - Oct. 10 Sheep Unit 5 Any Legal Weapon ((4)) 2
Cleman Mountain A Sept. 15 - Oct. 10 Sheep Unit 7 Any Legal Weapon 3
Cleman Mountain B Nov. ((7)) 5-30 Sheep Unit 7 Any Legal Weapon ((3)) 2
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

1
Mt. Hull Cb Oct. 1-10 Sheep Unit 10 Adult ewe only

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)) 3
Swakane Sept. 15 - Oct. 10 Sheep Unit 14 Any Legal Weapon 1
Tieton A Sept. 15 - 30 Sheep Unit 15 Any Legal Weapon ((5)) 3
Tieton B ((Oct. 1-14)) Nov. 5-30 Sheep Unit 15 Any Legal Weapon ((5)) 3
Manson Nov. ((7)) 5-30 Sheep Unit 16 Any Legal Weapon 2
Asotin Sept. 15 - Oct. 10 Sheep Unit 17 Any Legal Weapon 2
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 permit application.

bApplicants must be eligible to purchase a youth bighorn sheep 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, 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 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 3
Methow North Sept. 15 - Oct. 31 Abernathy Ridge Any Legal Weapon 1
South Lake Chelan Sept. 15 - Oct. 31 South Shore Lake Chelan Any Legal Weapon 1

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. 11-11-013 (Order 11-86), 232-28-273, filed 5/6/11, effective 6/6/11. Statutory Authority: 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. 10-10-061 (Order 10-94), 232-28-273, filed 4/30/10, effective 5/31/10. 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-4584.2


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 11-167, filed 7/22/11, effective 8/22/11)

WAC 232-28-286   ((2010, 2011)) 2013, 2014, and ((2012)) 2015 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 25 April 1 - June 15
Kelly Hill GMU 105 25 April 1 - June 15
Douglas GMU 108 20 April 1 - June 15
Aladdin GMU 111 25 April 1 - June 15
49 Degrees North GMU 117 25 April 1 - June 15
Huckleberry GMU 121 25 April 1 - June 15
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
Couse GMU 181 4 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 and International Forestry. 150 April 15 - June 15
Lincolna That portion of GMU 501 that is designated as the hunt area by participating commercial timber landowners. 75 April 15 - June 15
aSpring black bear hunting seasons under this area constitute a pilot program to reduce black bear damage to trees.
bPermits are valid for the license year they are issued.

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. 11-16-015 (Order 11-167), 232-28-286, filed 7/22/11, effective 8/22/11. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047, 77.12.020, 77.12.570, 77.12.210, 77.12.150, 77.12.240, 77.32.070, and 77.32.530. 10-10-061 and 11-02-044 (Orders 10-94 and 10-94A), 232-28-286, filed 4/30/10 and 12/30/10, effective 5/31/10 and 1/30/11. 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-4585.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 10-94, filed 4/30/10, effective 5/31/10)

WAC 232-28-288   ((2010-2011)) 2012-2014 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)) 2012

Aug. 1 - Nov. 15, ((2011)) 2013

Aug. 1 - Nov. 15, 2014

GMUs 501, 504, 506, 530, 601, 602, 603, 607-621, 636-651, 658-663, 672-684
Puget Sound Aug. 1 - Nov. 15, ((2010)) 2012

Aug. 1 - Nov. 15, ((2011)) 2013

Aug. 1 - Nov. 15, 2014

GMUs 407, 410, 454, 624, 627, 633, 652, 666, 667
North Cascades Aug. 1 - Nov. 15, ((2010)) 2012

Aug. 1 - Nov. 15, ((2011)) 2013

Aug. 1 - Nov. 15, 2014

GMUs 418-450, 460
South Cascades ((Aug. 14)) Sept. 1 - Nov. 15, ((2010)) 2012

((Aug. 13)) Sept. 1 - Nov. 15, ((2011)) 2013

Sept. 1 - Nov. 15, 2014

GMUs 466, 485, 503, 505, 510-520, 524, 550-574, 653, 654
Okanogan Aug. ((14)) 18 - Nov. 15, ((2010)) 2012

Aug. ((13)) 17 -Nov. 15, ((2011)) 2013

Aug. 16 - Nov. 15, 2014

GMUs 203, 209-243
East Cascades Aug. 1 - Nov. 15, ((2010)) 2012

Aug. 1 - Nov. 15, ((2011)) 2013

Aug. 1 - Nov. 15, 2014

GMUs 244-247, 249-251, 328, 329-368, 382, 388, 578
Northeastern A Sept. ((1)) 4 - Nov. 15, ((2010)) 2012

Sept. ((1)) 3 -Nov. 15, ((2011)) 2013

Sept. 2 - Nov. 15, 2014

GMUs 101-121, 204
Northeastern B Aug. ((14)) 18 - Nov. 15, ((2010)) 2012

Aug. ((13)) 17 -Nov. 15, ((2011)) 2013

Aug. 16 - Nov. 15, 2014

GMUs 124-130
Blue Mountains Sept. 1 - Nov. 15, ((2010)) 2012

Sept. 1 - Nov. 15, ((2011)) 2013

Sept. 1 - Nov. 15, 2014

GMUs 145-154, 162-186
Columbia Basin Aug. 1 - Nov. 15, ((2010)) 2012

Aug. 1 - Nov. 15, ((2011)) 2013

Aug. 1 - Nov. 15, 2014

GMUs 133, 136, 139, 142, 248, 254, 260-290, 371-381
Long Island Sept. 1 - Nov. 15, ((2010)) 2012

Sept. 1 - Nov. 15, ((2011)) 2013

Sept. 1 - Nov. 15, 2014

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.

[Statutory Authority: 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. 10-10-061 (Order 10-94), 232-28-288, filed 4/30/10, effective 5/31/10.]

OTS-4573.1


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-296   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 possess both an access permit from the landowner and a hunting permit from the department 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


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 White-tailed Deer Buckrun
Buckrun 30 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Any deer Buckrun
Buckrun Raffle 10 Oct. 26 - Dec. 31 Any deer Buckrun

Deer


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 White-tailed 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.


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

Silver Dollar Special Hunting Permits


Hunters apply to the Washington department of fish and wildlife for these permits. The landowners have requested changing the application criteria to eastside elk tags only.


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.


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 4 Aug. 1 - March 31 Antlerless Blackrock Ranches

Blackrock Ranches Special Hunting Permits


Hunters apply to the Washington department of fish and wildlife for these permits. The landowners have requested changing the application criteria to eastside elk tags only.


Elk


Hunt Name Permit Number Permit Season Special Restrictions Boundary Description
Blackrock Ranches 1 Aug. 1 - March 31 Any Elk Blackrock Ranches
Blackrock Ranches 2 Aug. 1 - March 31 Antlerless Only Blackrock Ranches
Blackrock Ranches 1 Aug. 1 - March 31 Youth Only, Any Elk Blackrock Ranches
Blackrock Ranches 2 Aug. 1 - March 31 Youth Only, Antlerless Only Blackrock Ranches

(4) 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.


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. 5 - Dec. 31 Any Buck Pine Mountain Ranch


Elk


Hunt Name Quota Access Season Special Restrictions Boundary Description
Pine Mountain Ranch 1 Nov. 5 - Dec. 31 Any Bull Pine Mountain Ranch
Pine Mountain Ranch 2 August 1 - Nov. 4 Antlerless Pine Mountain Ranch

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
Pine Mountain Ranch 2 Aug. 1 - Nov. 4 Antlerless Pine Mountain Ranch


(5) Grande Ronde Vista


The Grande Ronde Vista is located in Asotin County (GMU 172), south of Asotin. A legal description of the property is in the contract between the Grande Ronde Vista and the department.


Grande Ronde Vista Landowner Hunting Permits


The manager of the Grande Ronde Vista 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
Grande Ronde Vista A 4 Oct. 13-16 Mule Deer, 3 pt. min Grande Ronde Vista
Grande Ronde Vista 2 Nov. 12-16 Mule Deer, 3 pt. min Grande Ronde Vista
Grande Ronde Vista East B 1 Nov. 16-19 White-tailed, 3 pt. min Grande Ronde Vista


Elk


Hunt Name Quota Access Season Special Restrictions Boundary Description
Grande Ronde Vista A 2 Sept. 17-21 Any Bull Grande Ronde Vista
Grande Ronde Vista B 1 Oct. 22-25 Any Bull Grande Ronde Vista
Grande Ronde Vista C 1 Nov. 5-8 Any Bull Grande Ronde Vista
Grande Ronde Vista D 4 Oct. 27-30 Spike Only Grande Ronde Vista
Grande Ronde Vista E 8 Sept. 27-30 Antlerless Only Grande Ronde Vista
Grande Ronde Vista F 2 Oct. 27-30 Antlerless Only Grande Ronde Vista
Grande Ronde Vista G 6 Nov. 22-25 Antlerless Only Grande Ronde Vista
Grande Ronde Vista H


Grande Ronde Vista Special Hunting Permits


Hunters apply to Washington department of fish and wildlife for these permits. Hunters need an Eastside Elk tag to apply for the elk permits.


Deer


Hunt Name Quota Access Season Special Restrictions Boundary Description
Grande Ronde Vista A 1 Oct. 17-21 Mule Deer, 3 pt. min Grande Ronde Vista
Grande Ronde Vista B 1 Nov. 17-21 Mule Deer, 3 pt. min Grande Ronde Vista
Grande Ronde Vista C 1 Nov. 26 - Dec. 2 Whitetail, 3 pt. min Grande Ronde Vista

Elk


Hunt Name Quota Access Season Special Restrictions Boundary Description
Grande Ronde Vista A 2 Sept. 22-26 Any Bull Grande Ronde Vista
Grande Ronde Vista B 1 Nov. 9-12 Any Bull Grande Ronde Vista
Grande Ronde Vista C 1 Oct. 31 - Nov. 4 Spike Only Grande Ronde Vista
Grande Ronde Vista D 4 Oct. 5-8 Antlerless Only Grande Ronde Vista
Grande Ronde Vista E 2 Oct. 31 - Nov. 4 Antlerless Only Grande Ronde Vista
Grande Ronde

Vista F

2 Nov. 29 - Dec. 2 Antlerless Only Grande Ronde Vista

(6) ZMI Ranch


ZMI Ranch is located in northern Walla Walla County near Lyons Ferry (GMU 149).


Deer


ZMI Landowner Hunting Permits


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


Hunt Name Quota Access Season Special Restrictions Boundary Description
ZMI A 2 Oct. 22-28 Antlerless, Mule Deer or White-tailed Deer ZMI
ZMI B 2 Oct. 22-28 3 pt. min ZMI
ZMI C 4 Nov. 17 - Dec. 9 3 pt. min ZMI

Deer


ZMI 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 ZMI special permits. All hunters must check in and out and have them provided a scheduled time by the manager.


Hunt Name Quota Access Season Special Restrictions Boundary Description
ZMI A 2 Oct. 8-12 Antlerless, Mule Deer or White-tailed Deer ZMI
ZMI B 2 Nov. 2-5 3 pt. min ZMI


(7) Columbia Plateau Wildlife Management Association

The Columbia Plateau Wildlife Management Association (CPWMA) LHP is located in Spokane County (GMU 130), near Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge. Hunting is primarily a damage hunt but managed for a quality experience by keeping the number of hunters in the field low. A legal description of the property is in the contract between the CPWMA and the department.


Columbia Plateau Wildlife Management Association Landowner Hunting Permits


The manager of the CPWMA will distribute these hunting permits. No access fee will be charged for the raffle permit winners. Only hunters possessing an elk tag are eligible for permits on CPWMA properties. All successfully drawn permit applicants must have written authorization from the CPWMA manager and must check in and out at the beginning and ending of the scheduled dates. Successful applicants will receive a packet of required information with forms to fill out and a map showing the hunt area. Information must be filled out and returned prior to Sept 30. Applicants may contact the hunt manager at 509-235-8526.


Elk


Hunt Name Quota Access Season Special Restrictions Boundary Description
CPWMA 2 Dec. 9 - Feb. 28 Antlerless CPWMA
CPWMA Raffle 1 3 Dec. 9-31 Antlerless CPWMA
CPWMA Raffle 2 3 Jan. 1-16 Antlerless CPWMA
CPWMA Raffle 3 2 Jan. 17-31 Antlerless CPWMA
CPWMA Raffle 4 2 Feb. 1-14 Antlerless CPWMA
CPWMA Raffle 5 3 Feb. 15-28 Antlerless CPWMA
CPWMA Raffle 6 1 Dec. 9-31 Any bull CPWMA
CPWMA Raffle 7 1 Jan. 1-31 Any bull CPWMA

Columbia Plateau Wildlife Management Association Special Hunting Permits


Hunters apply to the Washington department of fish and wildlife for these permits. All successfully drawn permit applicants must have written authorization from the CPWMA manager and must check in and out at the beginning and ending of the scheduled dates. Successful applicants will receive a packet of required information with forms to fill out and a map showing the hunt area. Information must be filled out and returned prior to Sept 30. Applicants may contact the hunt manager at 509-235-8526.


Hunt Name Quota Access Season Special Restrictions Boundary Description
CPWMA 1 5 Dec. 9-31 Antlerless CPWMA
CPWMA 2 2 Jan. 1-16 Antlerless CPWMA
CPWMA 3 3 Jan. 17-31 Antlerless CPWMA
CPWMA 4 2 Feb. 1-14 Antlerless CPWMA
CPWMA 5 3 Feb. 15-28 Antlerless CPWMA
CPWMA 6 1 Jan. 1-31 Any bull CPWMA

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OTS-4586.2


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-297   2012-2013, 2013-2014, and 2014-2015 Cougar hunting seasons and regulations.   (1) As used in this section and in the context of general cougar hunting seasons, "harvest guideline" means the estimated allowable harvest; the actual harvest may be less than or more than the harvest guideline.

(2) Season dates and harvest guidelines for each license year:


Hunt Area Harvest Guideline Early Hunting Season Late Hunting Season Legal Weapon
GMU 101 7-9 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Mar. 31 Any Legal Weapon
GMU 105 2 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Mar. 31 Any Legal Weapon
GMUs 108, 111 5-6 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Mar. 31 Any Legal Weapon
GMU 113 4-6 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Mar. 31 Any Legal Weapon
GMU 117 6-8 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Mar. 31 Any Legal Weapon
GMU 121 5-6 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Mar. 31 Any Legal Weapon
GMUs 124, 127, 130 7-9 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Mar. 31 Any Legal Weapon
GMUs 133, 136, 139, 142, 248, 254, 260, 262, 266, 269, 272, 278, 284, 290, 330, 334, 371, 372, 373, 379, 381 None Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Mar. 31 Any Legal Weapon
GMUs 149, 154, 157, 162, 163 4-6 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Mar. 31 Any Legal Weapon
GMUs 145, 166, 175, 178 3-4 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Mar. 31 Any Legal Weapon
GMUs 169, 172, 181, 186 3-4 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Mar. 31 Any Legal Weapon
GMU 203 4-6 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Mar. 31 Any Legal Weapon
GMU 204 6-8 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Mar. 31 Any Legal Weapon
GMUs 209, 215 4-5 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Mar. 31 Any Legal Weapon
GMUs 218, 231 4-6 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Mar. 31 Any Legal Weapon
GMU 224 2-3 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Mar. 31 Any Legal Weapon
GMUs 233, 239 3-4 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Mar. 31 Any Legal Weapon
GMUs 242, 243 4-6 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Mar. 31 Any Legal Weapon
GMUs 244, 246, 247 5-6 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Mar. 31 Any Legal Weapon
GMUs 245, 250 5-6 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Mar. 31 Any Legal Weapon
GMUs 249, 251 5-6 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Mar. 31 Any Legal Weapon
GMUs 328, 329, 335 6-8 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Mar. 31 Any Legal Weapon
GMUs 336, 340, 342, 346 5-7 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Mar. 31 Any Legal Weapon
GMUs 352, 356, 360, 364, 368 5-7 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Mar. 31 Any Legal Weapon
GMUs 382, 388 3-4 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Mar. 31 Any Legal Weapon
GMU 407 None Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Mar. 31 Any Legal Weapon
GMUs 418, 426, 437 11-15 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Mar. 31 Any Legal Weapon
GMUs 448, 450 9-13 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Mar. 31 Any Legal Weapon
GMU 454 None Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Mar. 31 Any Legal Weapon
GMU 460 5-7 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Mar. 31 Any Legal Weapon
GMUs 466, 485, 490 2-3 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Mar. 31 Any Legal Weapon
GMUs 501, 504, 506, 530 7-10 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Mar. 31 Any Legal Weapon
GMUs 503, 505, 520, 550 6-8 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Mar. 31 Any Legal Weapon
GMUs 510, 513 3-4 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Mar. 31 Any Legal Weapon
GMU 516 3-5 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Mar. 31 Any Legal Weapon
GMUs 522, 524, 554, 556 3-4 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Mar. 31 Any Legal Weapon
GMU 560 5-6 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Mar. 31 Any Legal Weapon
GMUs 564, 568 3-4 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Mar. 31 Any Legal Weapon
GMU 572 3-4 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Mar. 31 Any Legal Weapon
GMUs 574, 578 3-5 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Mar. 31 Any Legal Weapon
GMUs 601, 602, 603, 612 5-7 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Mar. 31 Any Legal Weapon
GMUs 607, 615 4-5 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Mar. 31 Any Legal Weapon
GMUs 618, 636, 638 4-5 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Mar. 31 Any Legal Weapon
GMUs 621, 624, 627, 633 None Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Mar. 31 Any Legal Weapon
GMUs 642, 648, 651 6-8 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Mar. 31 Any Legal Weapon
GMUs 652, 666 None Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Mar. 31 Any Legal Weapon
GMUs 653, 654 4-6 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Mar. 31 Any Legal Weapon
GMUs 658, 660, 663, 672, 673, 681, 684, 699 9-12 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Mar. 31 Any Legal Weapon
GMU 667 3-4 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Mar. 31 Any Legal Weapon

(a) In hunt areas with a harvest guideline, the director may close the cougar late hunting season after January 1st in one or more GMUs if cougar harvest meets or exceeds the guideline.

(b) In hunt areas with a harvest guideline, starting January 1st, cougar hunters may hunt cougar from January 1st until the hunt area harvest guideline has been killed or March 31st of the following year, whichever occurs first.

(3) Harvest guideline system:

(a) All cougar killed by licensed hunters during the early and late hunting seasons, and seasons authorized under WAC 232-12-243 shall be counted toward the harvest guideline.

(b) Individual problem cougar will continue to be killed on an as-needed basis utilizing depredation permits, landowner kill permits, and WDFW depredation authority regardless of harvest guidelines.

(c) It is each cougar hunter's responsibility to verify if the cougar late hunting season is open or closed in hunt areas with a harvest guideline. Cougar hunters can verify if the season is open or closed by calling the toll-free cougar hunting hotline or visiting the department's web site.

(4) Cougar hunting season requirements and special restrictions.

(a) A valid big game hunting license which includes cougar as a species option is required to hunt cougar.

(b) The statewide bag limit is one (1) cougar per license year; excluding removals authorized under WAC 232-12-243. It is unlawful to kill or possess spotted cougar kittens or adult cougars accompanied by spotted kittens.

(c) The use of dogs to hunt cougar is prohibited; except by a commission authorized permit (WAC 232-12-243).

(d) Any person who takes a cougar must comply with the notification and sealing requirements in WAC 232-12-024.

(e) Special cougar permit required to hunt cougar in GMU 485.

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OTS-4574.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 11-86, filed 5/6/11, effective 6/6/11)

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 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 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 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 Pressentin Creek; south up Pressentin 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 and one-half mile either side of SR 6 between the east end of Elk Prairie Rd and the Mallis Landing Rd, and all lands within a half mile of Elk Creek Rd bounded on the south by Monohon Landing Rd.


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): 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 excluding US Forest Service (USFS) Colonel Bob Wilderness Area.


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 Rd and S Pearl St (Centralia); N on S Pearl St to N Pearl St; N on N Pearl St to State Hwy 507; W and N on State Hwy 507 to Skookumchuck Rd; E on Skookumchuck Rd to the first bridge over the Skookumchuck River; E along the Skookumchuck River to the Skookumchuck Rd bridge; E on Skookumchuck Rd to the steel tower power line; SW along the power line to Big Hanaford Rd; E and S along Big Hanaford Rd to Weyerhaeuser Rd E150; E on Weyerhaeuser Rd E150 to Weyerhaeuser Rd E247; S and W on Weyerhaeuser Rd E247 to Weyerhaeuser Rd E240; S on Weyerhaeuser Rd E240 to North Fork Rd; S on North Fork Rd to Centralia-Alpha Rd; W on Centralia-Alpha Rd to Salzer Valley Rd 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. 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.


Deer 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.


Deer Area No. 1010 (Columbia County): GMU 162 excluding National Forest land and the Rainwater Wildlife Area.


Deer Area No. 1016 (Columbia County): GMU 162 Dayton, excluding 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 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 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 Benzel Road; north on Benzel Road to Wellsandt Road; east on Wellsandt Road to 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 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 Norton Canyon Road; north on 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 Rd and Hwy 97; NE on Havillah Rd to Dry Gulch Extension Rd; N to Dry Gulch Rd; N on Dry Gulch Rd to Oroville-Chesaw Rd; W on Oroville-Chesaw Rd to Molson Rd; N on Molson Rd to Nine Mile Rd; N and W on Nine Mile Rd to the Canadian border at the old Sidley Town Site; W along the border to the east shore of Lake Osoyoos; S around Lake Osoyoos to the Okanogan River; S along the east bank of the Okanogan River to the Tonasket Fourth Street Bridge; E on Fourth Street to Hwy 97; N 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 Street Bridge; S along Hwy 7 to Pine Creek Rd; W along Pine Creek Rd to Horse Spring Coulee Rd; W and N on Horse Spring Coulee Rd to Beeman Rd; W on Beeman Rd to North Lemanasky Rd; S along North Lemanasky Rd to Pine Creek Rd; S on Pine Creek Rd to Hagood Cut-off Rd; S on Hagood Cut-off Rd to South Pine Creek Rd; E on South Pine Creek Rd to Hwy 97; S on Hwy 97 to Town of Riverside North Main Street junction; SE on North Main Street to Tunk Valley Rd and the Okanogan River Bridge; E on Tunk Creek Rd to Chewiliken Valley Rd; NE along Chewiliken Valley Rd to Talkire Lake Rd; N on Talkire Lake Rd to Hwy 20; W on Hwy 20 to the junction of Hwy 20 and Hwy 97; N on Hwy 97 to Fourth Street; W on Fourth Street to 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.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 11-11-013 (Order 11-86), 232-28-337, filed 5/6/11, effective 6/6/11. Statutory Authority: 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. 10-10-061 (Order 10-94), 232-28-337, filed 4/30/10, effective 5/31/10. 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-4575.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 10-94, filed 4/30/10, effective 5/31/10)

WAC 232-28-342   ((2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12)) 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15 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)) 2012, 2013, 2014.


BOBCAT


Bag and Possession Limits: No limit.


SEASON DATES: Sept. 1 - Mar. 15, ((2009, 2010, 2011,)) 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015.

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, 2013, 2014, 2015.


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, 2013, 2014, 2015.


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)) 2012 - Mar. 15, ((2010)) 2013; Sept. 1, ((2010)) 2013 - Mar. 15, ((2011)) 2014; Sept. 1, ((2011)) 2014 - Mar. 15, ((2012)) 2015.


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)) Sept. 1, 2012 - Dec. 31, 2013; Sept. 1, 2013 - Dec. 31, 2014; Sept. 1, 2014 - Dec. 31, 2015.


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)) 7-8, 2013; April ((2-3, 2011)) 6-7, 2014; April ((7-8, 2012)) 4-5, 2015.


SPRING SEASON


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


SEASON DATES: April 15 - May 31, ((2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)) 2013, 2014, 2015.


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)) 105-142.


SEASON DATES: ((Sept. 26 - Oct. 9, 2009; Sept. 25 - Oct. 8, 2010; Sept. 24 - Oct. 7, 2011)) Sept. 22 - Oct. 12, 2012; Sept. 21 - Oct. 11, 2013; Sept. 20 - Oct. 10, 2014.


BAG LIMIT: Two (2) beardless turkeys (in addition to other fall turkey harvest).


EARLY FALL GENERAL SEASON


LEGAL BIRD: Either sex.


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


OPEN AREA: GMUs 101, ((127-133)) 124-142, 145-154, and 162-186.


SEASON DATES: ((Sept. 26 - Oct. 9, 2009; Sept. 25 - Oct. 8, 2010; Sept. 24 - Oct. 7, 2011)) Sept. 22 - Oct. 12, 2012; Sept. 21 - Oct. 11, 2013; Sept. 20 - Oct. 10, 2014.


BAG LIMIT: One (1) turkey ((during the early fall general and permit hunting seasons combined)) either sex (in addition to other fall turkey harvest).


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*
Klickitat Sept. ((26 - Oct. 9, 2009, Sept. 25 - Oct. 8, 2010, Sept. 24 - Oct. 7, 2011)) 22 - Oct. 12, 2012, Sept. 21 - Oct. 11, 2013, Sept. 20 - Oct. 10, 2014 Either sex GMUs 382, 388, 568-578 150 1
Methow Nov. 15 - Dec. 15, ((2009, 2010, 2011)) 2012, 2013, 2014 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)) 105-142, 149-154, 162-186.


SEASON DATES: Nov. 20 - Dec. 15, ((2009, 2010, 2011)) 2012, 2013, 2014.


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)) 2013, 2014, 2015.


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)) Sept. 22 and 23, 2012; Sept. 21 and 22, 2013; Sept. 20 and 21, 2014. 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)) Oct. 20, 2012 - Jan. 14, 2013; Oct. 19, 2013 - Jan. 13, 2014; Oct. 18, 2014 - Jan. 12, 2015.


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)) Sept. 22 and 23, 2012; Sept. 21 and 22, 2013; Sept. 20 and 21, 2014. 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)) Oct. 6, 2012 - Jan. 21, 2013; Oct. 5, 2013 - Jan. 20, 2014; Oct. 4, 2014 - Jan. 19, 2015.


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)) Sept. 22 and 23, 2012; Sept. 21 and 22, 2013; Sept. 20 and 21, 2014. 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)) Oct. 6, 2012 - Jan. 21, 2013; Oct. 5, 2013 - Jan. 20, 2014; Oct. 4, 2014 - Jan. 19, 2015.


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)) Sept. 22 and 23, 2012; Sept. 21 and 22, 2013; Sept. 20 and 21, 2014. 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)) Oct. 6, 2012 - Jan. 21, 2013; Oct. 5, 2013 - Jan. 20, 2014; Oct. 4, 2014 - Jan. 19, 2015.


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)) Sept. 22 and 23, 2012; Sept. 21 and 22, 2013; Sept. 20 and 21, 2014. 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)) Sept. 24-28, 2012; Sept. 23-27, 2013; Sept. 22-26, 2014.


REGULAR SEASON DATES: ((Oct. 3 - Nov. 30, 2009; Oct. 2 - Nov. 30, 2010; Oct. 1 - Nov. 30, 2011)) Sept. 29 - Nov. 30, 2012; Sept. 28 - Nov. 30, 2013; Sept. 27 - Nov. 30, 2014. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; EXCEPT Dungeness Recreation Area Site (Clallam County) starting ((Oct. 3, 2009; Oct. 2, 2010; Oct. 1, 2011)) Oct. 6, 2012; Oct. 5, 2013; Oct. 4, 2014.


EXTENDED SEASON DATES: Dec. 1-15, ((2009, 2010, 2011)) 2012, 2013, 2014. 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.


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)) Sept. 29 - Nov. 30, 2012; Sept. 28 - Nov. 30, 2013; Sept. 27 - Nov. 30, 2014.


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)) Sept. 29 - Nov. 30, 2012; Sept. 28 - Nov. 30, 2013; Sept. 27 - Nov. 30, 2014.


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)) 2012 - Mar. 15, ((2010)) 2013; Aug. 1, ((2010)) 2013 - Mar. 15, ((2011)) 2014; Aug. 1, ((2011)) 2014 - Mar. 15, ((2012)) 2015.


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)) 2012 - Feb. 15, ((2010)) 2013; Sept. 1, ((2010)) 2013 - Feb. 15, ((2011)) 2014; Sept. 1, ((2011)) 2014 - Feb. 15, ((2012)) 2015.


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)) 2012, 2013, 2014.


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)) 2012 - Mar. 15, ((2010)) 2013; Aug. 1, ((2010)) 2013 - Mar. 15, ((2011)) 2014; Aug. 1, ((2011)) 2014 - Mar. 15, ((2012)) 2015.


OTHER SEASONS:


CANADA GOOSE SEPTEMBER SEASON


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


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


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


EASTERN WASHINGTON SEASON DATES: Sept. 14-15, 2012, 2013, 2014.


WESTERN WASHINGTON SEASON DATES: Sept. 10-15, ((2009, 2010, 2011)) 2012, 2013, and 2014. EXCEPT Pacific County: Sept. 1-15, ((2009, 2010, and 2011)) 2012, 2013, 2014.


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)) 2012, 2013, 2014.


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)) permit 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)) permit 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)) 2012, 2013, 2014.


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.)) Hunters must possess a special migratory bird hunting authorization and harvest record card for band-tailed pigeons when hunting band-tailed pigeons. Immediately after taking a band-tailed pigeon into possession, hunters must record in ink the information required on the harvest record card. Hunters must report harvest information from band-tailed pigeon harvest record cards to WDFW for receipt by September 30 following the current season. Every person issued a migratory bird hunting authorization and harvest record card must return the entire card to the Washington department of fish and wildlife or report the card information at the designated internet site listed on the harvest record card. Any hunter failing to report by the deadline will be in noncompliance of reporting requirements. Beginning with the 2013 license year, hunters who have not reported hunting activity by the reporting deadline for any harvest record card will be required to pay a ten dollar administrative fee before any new migratory bird authorization and harvest record card will be issued. A hunter may only be penalized a maximum of ten dollars during a license year.


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 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)) 2012 - Mar. 31, ((2010)) 2013; Aug. 1, ((2010)) 2013 - Mar. 31, ((2011)) 2014; Aug. 1, ((2011)) 2014 - Mar. 31, ((2012)) 2015.


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)) 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15 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)) 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15 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, 77.32.070, 77.32.530. 10-10-061 (Order 10-94), 232-28-342, filed 4/30/10, effective 5/31/10. 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-4576.1


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-357   2012-2014 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 2012 Dates 2013 Dates 2014 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. 13-31 Oct. 12-31 Oct. 11-31 407, 418, 426, 448, 450, 460, 466, 501 through 520, 524 through 556, 560, 568, 572, 574, 601 through 633, 638 through 653, 658 through 673, 684 Any buck
410, 454, 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. 13-26 Oct. 12-25 Oct. 11-24 101, 105, 108, 111, 113, 124 Any white-tailed buck
Oct. 13-21 Oct. 12-20 Oct. 11-19 203 through 284, 328, 330 through 368, 372 Any white-tailed buck
Oct. 13-21 Oct. 12-20 Oct. 11-19 127 through 154, 162 through 186 White-tailed, 3 pt. min.
379, 381 Any white-tailed deer
Oct. 13-26 Oct. 12-25 Oct. 11-24 373 Any white-tailed deer
Eastern Washington White-tailed Deer in GMUs 117 and 121 Oct. 13-26 Oct. 12-25 Oct. 11-24 117, 121 White-tailed, 4 pt. min.
Eastern

Washington

Mule Deer

Oct. 13-21 Oct. 12-20 Oct. 11-19 101 through 154, 162 through 186, 203 through 284, 328, 330 through 368, 372, 379, 381 Mule deer, 3 pt. min.
Oct. 13-26 Oct. 12-25 Oct. 11-24 373, 382, 388 Mule deer, 3 pt. min.
LATE GENERAL SEASON
Western

Washington

Black-tailed Deer

Nov. 15-18 Nov. 14-17 Nov. 13-16 407, 466, 501 through 520, 524 through 560, 568, 572, 601 through 633, 638 through 653, 658 through 673, 684 and 699 Any buck
636, 654, 681 2 pt. min.
Nov. 15-18 Nov. 14-17 Nov. 13-16 410, 454 and 564, Deer Areas 4013, 4926, 6014, 6020 Any deer
Eastern

Washington

White-tailed Deer

Nov. 10-19 Nov. 9-19 Nov. 8-19 105, 108, 111, 113, 124 Any white-tailed buck
Nov. 10-19 Nov. 9-19 Nov. 8-19 Deer Area 1050 Any white-tailed deer
Nov. 10-19 Nov. 9-19 Nov. 8-19 Deer Areas 1060, 1070, 1080 White-tailed, antlerless only
Eastern

Washington

White-tailed Deer in GMUs 117 and 121

Nov. 10-19 Nov. 9-19 Nov. 8-19 117, 121 White-tailed, 4 pt. min.
HUNTERS 65 AND OVER, DISABLED, OR YOUTH GENERAL SEASONS
Eastern

Washington

White-tailed Deer

Oct. 13-26 Oct. 12-25 Oct. 11-24 124 Any white-tailed deer
Oct. 19-21 Oct. 18-20 Oct. 17-19 101, 105, 108, 111, 113 Any white-tailed deer
Oct. 13-21 Oct. 12-20 Oct. 11-19 127 through 142, 145, 154, and 172 through 178, and Deer Area 1010 White-tailed, 3 pt. min. or antlerless
Eastern

Washington

White-tailed Deer in GMUs 117 and 121

Oct. 19-21 Oct. 18-20 Oct. 17-19 117, 121 White-tailed, 4 pt. min. or antlerless

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 2012 Dates 2013 Dates 2014 Dates Game Management Units (GMUs) Legal Deer
EARLY ARCHERY GENERAL DEER SEASONS
Western

Washington

Black-tailed Deer

Sept. 1-28 Sept. 1-27 Sept. 1-26 407 through 426, 448, 450, 454, 466, 501, 504, 505, 510, 513, 520, 554, 564, 568, 621 through 633, 642 through 652, 658 through 672, 684 and 699 Any deer
460, 503, 601, 603, 615, 618, 673 Any buck
437, 636, 654, 681 2 pt. min. or antlerless
578 3 pt. min.
Sept. 1-23 Sept. 1-22 Sept. 1-21 516, 524, 556, 638, 653 Any deer
506, 530, 550, 560, 572, 574, 602, 607, 612 Any buck
Eastern

Washington

Mule Deer

Sept. 1-28 Sept. 1-27 Sept. 1-26 105 through 121, 145, 162, 163, 166, 169, 243, 334 3 pt. min.
124 through 142, 175 through 181, 186, 244 through 247, 249, 250, 260, 372, 373, 379, 381, 382, 388 3 pt. min. or antlerless
Sept. 1-23 Sept. 1-22 Sept. 1-21 Dear Area 1010 3 pt. min. or antlerless
Sept. 1-23 Sept. 1-22 Sept. 1-21 149, 154, 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, 204 through 242, 248, 254, 262, 266, 269, 272, 278, 284 3 pt. min.
Sept. 16-28 Sept. 16-27 Sept. 16-26 101, 204 through 242, 248, 254, 262, 266, 269, 272, 278, 284 3 pt. min. or antlerless
Sept. 1-28 Sept. 1-27 Sept. 1-26 101, 105, 108, 111, 113 Any white-tailed buck
Eastern Washington White-tailed Deer Sept. 1-28 Sept. 1-27 Sept. 1-26 124, 204 through 250, 254 through 284, 373, 379, 381 Any white-tailed deer
Sept. 1-28 Sept. 1-27 Sept. 1-26 127 through 145, 162, 163, 166, 169, 175, 178, 181, 186, Deer Areas 1010 and 1016 White-tailed, 3 pt. min. or antlerless
Sept. 1-23 Sept. 1-22 Sept. 1-21 154, 172 White-tailed, 3 pt. min. or antlerless
Sept. 1-23 Sept. 1-22 Sept. 1-21 149 White-tailed, 3 pt. min.
Eastern Washington White-tailed Deer in GMUs 117 and 121 Sept. 1-28 Sept. 1-27 Sept. 1-26 117, 121 White-tailed, 4 pt. min.
LATE ARCHERY GENERAL DEER SEASONS
Western

Washington

Black-tailed Deer

Nov. 21 - Dec. 8 Nov. 27 - Dec. 8 Nov. 26 - Dec. 8 437, 636, 654, 681 2 pt. min. or antlerless
Nov. 21 - Dec. 15 Nov. 27 - Dec. 15 Nov. 26 - Dec. 15 466, 510 through 520, 524, 556, 638, 648, and 699 Any deer
Nov. 21 - Dec. 15 Nov. 27 - Dec. 15 Nov. 26 - Dec. 15 460, 506, 530, 560, 572, 601, 607 through 618 Any buck
Nov. 21 - Dec. 31 Nov. 27 - Dec. 31 Nov. 26 - Dec. 31 603, 624, 652 Any buck
Nov. 21 - Dec. 31 Nov. 27 - Dec. 31 Nov. 26 - Dec. 31 407, 410, 454, 505, 564, 627, 642, 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. 21 - Dec. 8 Nov. 27 - Dec. 8 Nov. 26 - Dec. 8 346, 352, 364, 388, Deer Area 3682 3 pt. min.
Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 145, 163, 178 3 pt. min. or antlerless
Nov. 21 - Dec. 8 Nov. 27 - Dec. 8 Nov. 26 - Dec. 8 272, 278, 373 3 pt. min. or antlerless
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. 9 Nov. 25 - Dec. 9 Nov. 25 - Dec. 9 105, 108 Any white-tailed buck
Dec. 10-15 Dec. 10-15 Dec. 10-15 105, 108 Any white-tailed deer
Nov. 25 - Dec. 15 Nov. 25 - Dec. 15 Nov. 25 - Dec. 15 124 Any white-tailed deer
Nov. 25 - Dec. 15 Nov. 25 - Dec. 15 Nov. 25 - Dec. 15 127 White-tailed, 3 pt. min. or antlerless
Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 145, 163, 178 White-tailed, 3 pt. min. or antlerless
Nov. 21 - Dec. 15 Nov. 27 - Dec. 15 Nov. 26 - Dec. 15 204, 209, 215, 233, 243, 272, 278, 373 Any white-tailed deer
Eastern Washington White-tailed Deer in GMUs 117 and 121 Nov. 25 - Dec. 9 Nov. 25 - Dec. 9 Nov. 25 - Dec. 9 117, 121 White-tailed, 4 pt. min.
Dec. 10-15 Dec. 10-15 Dec. 10-15 117, 121 White-tailed, 4 pt. min. or antlerless

MUZZLELOADER DEER SEASONS

License Required: A valid big game hunting license, which includes a deer species option.

Tag Required: Valid muzzleloader deer tag on his/her person for the area hunted.

Hunting Method: Muzzleloader only.

Special Notes: Muzzleloader tag holders can only hunt during muzzleloader seasons and must hunt with muzzleloader equipment (WAC 232-12-051) or archery equipment (WAC 232-12-054).


Hunt Area 2012 Dates 2013 Dates 2014 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. 29 - Oct. 7 Sept. 28 - Oct. 6 Sept. 27 - Oct. 5 407, 418, 426, 448, 450, 501, 504, 505, 506, 510, 513, 516, 520, 530, 554, 556, 568, 572, 574, 603, 607, 612, 615, 624, 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. 29 - Oct. 7 Sept. 28 - Oct. 6 Sept. 27 - Oct. 5 101, 105, 108, 111, 113, 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
127, 130, 133, 136, 139, 145, 149, 175, 181, 186 White-tailed, 3 pt. min.
373, 379 White-tailed, any deer
Eastern

Washington

White-tailed Deer in GMUs 117 and 121

Sept. 29 - Oct. 7 Sept. 28 - Oct. 6 Sept. 27 - Oct. 5 117, 121 White-tailed, 4 pt. min.
Eastern

Washington

Mule Deer

Sept. 29 - Oct. 7 Sept. 28 - Oct. 6 Sept. 27 - Oct. 5 101 through 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. 22 - Dec. 15 Nov. 28 - Dec. 15 Nov. 27 - Dec. 15 407, 410, 454, 501, 504, 564, 633, 666, 684, and Deer Areas 4926 and 6020 Any deer
654 2 pt. min.
460, 550, 602, 651, 658 Any buck
Nov. 22 - Dec. 6 Nov. 28 - Dec. 6 Nov. 27 - Dec. 6 667, 673 Any buck
Dec. 7-15 Dec. 7-15 Dec. 7-15 673 Any deer
Eastern

Washington

White-tailed Deer

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

Washington

Mule Deer

Nov. 25 - Dec. 8 Nov. 25 - Dec. 8 Nov. 25 - Dec. 8 130 Antlerless
Nov. 20-30 Nov. 20-30 Nov. 20-30 381 3 pt. min. or antlerless
Nov. 20-30 Nov. 20-30 Nov. 20-30 379, 382 3 pt. min.

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OTS-4577.1


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-358   2012-2014 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) 2012 Dates 2013 Dates 2014 Dates Legal Elk
Eastern

Washington

EF 101, 105, 108, 111, 113, 117, 121, 204 Oct. 27 - Nov. 4 Oct. 26 - Nov. 3 Oct. 25 - Nov. 2 Any bull
145 through 154, 162 through 186, 249, 336 through 368 Oct. 27 - Nov. 4 Oct. 26 - Nov. 3 Oct. 25 - Nov. 2 Spike bull
251, 328, 329, 334, 335 Oct. 27 - Nov. 4 Oct. 26 - Nov. 3 Oct. 26 - Nov. 2 True spike bull
Elk Area 3722* Sept. 8-23 Sept. 7-22 Sept. 6-21 Antlerless only
124 through 142, 372, 382, 388 Oct. 27 - Nov. 4 Oct. 26 - Nov. 3 Oct. 25 - Nov. 2 Any elk
203, 209 through 248, 250, 254 through 290, 373, 379, 381 Oct. 27 - Nov. 15 Oct. 26 - Nov. 15 Oct. 25 - Nov. 15 Any elk
Elk Area 2033 Sept. 4-30 Sept. 3-30 Sept. 2-30 Antlerless only
Master Hunters Only: 371, Elk Area 3912 Aug. 1 - Jan. 20, 2013 Aug. 1 - Jan. 20, 2014 Aug. 1 - Jan. 20, 2015 Antlerless only
Master Hunters Only: Elk Area 3911** Nov. 10 - Dec. 16 Nov. 9 - Dec. 15 Nov. 8 - Dec. 14 Antlerless only
Master Hunters Only: Elk Area 3911** 2nd tag. Aug. 1 - Oct. 26 Aug. 1 - Oct. 25 Aug. 1 - Oct. 24 Antlerless only
*GMU 372 and Elk Area 3722 are mainly private property, hunters are not advised to try hunting these areas without making prior arrangements for access.
**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, 2012, August 1 - October 29, 2013, and August 1 - October 28, 2014. All hunters participating in the Elk Area 3911 hunt must wear hunter orange.
Western

Washington

WF 407, 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. 3-14 Nov. 2-13 Nov. 1-12 3 pt. min.
501, 504 Nov. 3-14 Nov. 2-13 Nov. 1-12 3 pt. min. or antlerless
448, 564, 666 Nov. 3-14 Nov. 2-13 Nov. 1-12 Any elk
454 Nov. 3-14 Nov. 2-13 Nov. 1-12 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 under 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) 2012 Dates 2013 Dates 2014 Dates Legal Elk
Early Archery General Elk Seasons
Eastern

Washington

EA 101 through 142, 243, 247, 249, 250, 373, 379, 381, 388 Sept. 4-16 Sept. 3-15 Sept. 2-14 Any elk
162, 166 through 172, 186, 352, 356 Sept. 4- 16 Sept. 3-15 Sept. 2-14 Spike bull
328, 329, 335 Sept. 4-16 Sept. 3-15 Sept. 2-14 True spike bull
145, 149, 154, Elk Area 1010, Elk Area 1013, 163, 175, 178, 181, 334, 336, 340, 346, 364 Sept. 4- 16 Sept. 3-15 Sept. 2-14 Spike bull or antlerless
Western

Washington

WA 448, 454, 564, 652, 666 Sept. 4- 16 Sept. 3-15 Sept. 2-14 Any elk
407, 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, 699 Sept. 4- 16 Sept. 3-15 Sept. 2-14 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, 663. Master hunters only in Elk Area 6064. Sept. 4-16 Sept. 3-15 Sept. 2-14 3 pt. min.
Late Archery General Elk Seasons
Eastern

Washington

EA 101, 105, 108, 117, 121, 204 Nov. 21 - Dec. 8 Nov. 27 - Dec. 8 Nov. 26 - Dec. 8 Any bull
124, 127, 373, 388 Nov. 21 - Dec. 8 Nov. 27 - Dec. 8 Nov. 26 - Dec. 8 Any elk
178 Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 Antlerless only
Elk Area 1010, 163 Dec. 9 - Jan. 30, 2013 Dec. 9 - Jan. 30, 2014 Dec. 9 - Jan. 20, 2015 Antlerless only
203, 209 through 248, 250, 254 through 290, 379, 381. Must wear hunter orange. Oct. 21 - Nov. 15 Oct. 27 - Nov. 15 Oct. 26 - Nov. 15 Any elk
Master Hunters Only: 371, Elk Area 3912. Must wear hunter orange. Aug. 1 - Jan. 20, 2013 Aug. 1 - Jan. 20, 2014 Aug. 1 - Jan. 20, 2015 Antlerless only
Master Hunters Only: Elk Area 3911**. Must wear hunter orange. Aug. 1 - Dec. 31 Aug. 1 - Dec. 31 Aug. 1 - Dec. 31 Antlerless only
Master Hunters Only: Elk Area 3911** 2nd tag. Must wear hunter orange. Aug. 1 - Oct. 26 Aug. 1 - Oct. 25 Aug. 1 - Oct. 24 Antlerless only
328, 334, 335 Nov. 21 - Dec. 8 Nov. 27 - Dec. 8 Nov. 26 - Dec. 8 True spike bull or antlerless
336, 346, 352, 364, Elk Area 3681 Nov. 21 - Dec. 8 Nov. 27 - Dec. 8 Nov. 26 - Dec. 8 Spike bull or antlerless
Western

Washington

WA 407, 503, 505, 667, 672, 681, and 699. Master hunters only in Elk Area 6064 portion of GMU 638. Nov. 21 - Dec. 15 Nov. 27 - Dec. 15 Nov. 26 - Dec. 15 3 pt. min. or antlerless
448, 454, 564, 666 Nov. 21 - Dec. 15 Nov. 27 - Dec. 15 Nov. 26 - Dec. 15 Any elk
603, 612, 615, 638, 648 Nov. 21 - Dec. 15 Nov. 27 - Dec. 15 Nov. 26 - Dec. 15 3 pt. min.
506, 520, 530 Nov. 21 - Dec. 15 Nov. 27 - Dec. 15 Nov. 26 - Dec. 15 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, 2012, August 1 - October 24, 2013, and August 1 - October 23, 2014. 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 as defined under WAC 232-12-051 or bow and arrow as defined under WAC 232-12-054.

Special Notes: Muzzleloader tag holders can only hunt during the muzzleloader seasons. 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) 2012 Dates 2013 Dates 2014 Dates Legal Elk
Early Muzzleloader General Elk Seasons
Eastern

Washington

EM 101 through 121, 247 Oct. 6-12 Oct. 5-11 Oct. 4-10 Any bull
124 through 142, 245, 250 Oct. 6-12 Oct. 5-11 Oct. 4-10 Any elk
172, 336 through 342, 352 through 360, 368 Oct. 6-12 Oct. 5-11 Oct. 4-10 Spike bull
335, Elk Area 2051 Oct. 6-12 Oct. 5-11 Oct. 4-10 True spike bull
Western

Washington

WM 448, 454, 564, 666, 684 Oct. 6-12 Oct. 5-11 Oct. 4-10 Any elk
460, 513, 530, 554, 568, 574, 578, 602, 603, 607, 627, 633, 638 except Elk Area 6064, 642, 660, 663, 672 Oct. 6-12 Oct. 5-11 Oct. 4-10 3 pt. min.
501, 503, 504, 652, except Elk Area 6013 closed to antlerless, 654, 667 Oct. 6-12 Oct. 5-11 Oct. 4-10 3 pt. min. or antlerless
Late Muzzleloader General Elk Seasons
Eastern

Washington

EM 130 through 142 Nov. 25 - Dec. 8 Nov. 25 - Dec. 8 Nov. 25 - Dec. 8 Any elk
203 through 248, 250, 254 through 290, 373, 379, 381. Must wear hunter orange. Oct. 27 - Nov. 15 Oct. 26 - Nov. 15 Oct. 25 - Nov. 15 Any elk
Master Hunters Only: 371, Elk Area 3912. Must wear hunter orange. Aug. 1 - Jan. 20, 2013 Aug. 1 - Jan. 20, 2014 Aug. 1 - Jan. 20, 2015 Antlerless only
Master Hunters Only: Elk Area 3911**. Must wear hunter orange. Aug. 1 - Dec. 31 Aug. 1 - Dec. 31 Aug. 1 - Dec. 31 Antlerless only
Master Hunters Only: Elk Area 3911* 2nd tag. Must wear hunter orange. Aug. 1 - Oct. 26 Aug. 1 - Oct. 25 Aug. 1 - Oct. 24 Antlerless only
Western

Washington

WM 501, 503, 504, 505, 652 except Elk Area 6013 closed to antlerless. Nov. 21 - Dec. 8 Nov. 27 - Dec. 8 Nov. 26 - Dec. 8 3 pt. min. or antlerless
448, 454, 564, 666, 684 Nov. 21 - Dec. 15 Nov. 27 - Dec. 15 Nov. 26 - Dec. 15 Any elk
568, 574, 578 Nov. 21-30 Nov. 27-30 Nov. 26-30 3 pt. min.
550, 601, 618, 658, 667 Nov. 21 - Dec. 15 Nov. 27 - Dec. 15 Nov. 26 - 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, 2012, August 1 - October 24, 2013, and August 1 - October 23, 2014. All hunters participating in the Elk Area 3911 hunt must wear hunter orange.

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OTS-4578.1


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-359   2012 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 White-tailed Buck Modern Any Nov. 20-24 White-tailed, Any buck GMU 105 5
Kelly Hill Mule Deer Buck Modern Any Nov. 20-24 Mule deer, 3 pt. min. GMU 105 1
Douglas White-tailed Buck Modern Any Nov. 20-24 White-tailed, Any buck GMU 108 5
Douglas Mule Deer Buck Modern Any Nov. 20-24 Mule deer, 3 pt. min. GMU 108 1
Aladdin White-tailed Buck Modern Any Nov. 20-24 White-tailed, Any buck GMU 111 5
Aladdin Mule Deer Buck Modern Any Nov. 20-24 Mule deer, 3 pt. min. GMU 111 1
Selkirk Modern Any Nov. 20-24 Mule deer, 3 pt. min. GMU 113 1
49 Degrees North White-tailed Buck Modern Any Nov. 20-24 White-tailed, Any buck GMU 117 5
49 Degrees North Mule Buck Modern Any Nov. 20-24 Mule deer, 3 pt. min. GMU 117 1
Huckleberry White-tailed Buck Modern Any Nov. 20-24 White-tailed, Any buck GMU 121 5
Huckleberry Mule Deer Buck Modern Any Nov. 20-24 Mule deer, 3 pt. min. GMU 121 1
Mt. Spokane Modern Any Nov. 20-24 White-tailed, Any buck GMU 124 5
Mica Peak Modern Any Nov. 20-24 White-tailed, 3 pt. min. GMU 127 5
Cheney Modern Any Nov. 20-24 White-tailed, 3 pt. min. GMU 130 5
Roosevelt Modern Any Nov. 20-24 White-tailed, 3 pt. min. GMU 133 5
Steptoe Modern Any Nov. 20-24 White-tailed, 3 pt. min. GMU 139 5
Almota Modern Any Nov. 20-24 White-tailed, 3 pt. min. GMU 142 5
Watershed Any Tag Any Oct. 1-10 3 pt. min. GMU 157 5
Dayton Modern Any Nov. 20-24 3 pt. min. GMU 162 3
Tucannon Modern Any Nov. 20-24 3 pt. min. GMU 166 1
Wenaha East Modern Any Nov. 7-14 Mule deer, 3 pt. min. Deer Area 1009 2
Wenaha West Modern Any Nov. 7-14 Mule deer, 3 pt. min. Deer Area 1008 2
Lick Creek Modern Any Nov. 20-24 3 pt. min. GMU 175 1
Grande Ronde Modern Any Nov. 20-24 3 pt. min. GMU 186 1
East Okanogan Modern Any Nov. 1-20 Any buck GMU 204 10
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 10
Manson Modern Any Nov. 1-20 Any buck GMU 243 10
Chiwawa Modern Any Nov. 1-20 Any buck GMU 245 24
Slide Ridge Modern Any Nov. 1-20 Any buck GMU 246 9
Entiat Modern Any Nov. 1-20 Any buck GMU 247 25
Swakane Modern Any Nov. 1-20 Any buck GMU 250 15
Mission Modern Any Nov. 1-20 Any buck GMU 251 10
Ritzville Modern Any Nov. 1-20 Any buck GMU 284 10
Desert Modern Any Oct. 27 - Nov. 4 Any buck GMU 290 15
Desert Modern Any Nov. 17-25 Any buck GMU 290 4
Naneum Modern Any Nov. 12-20 Any buck GMU 328 15
Quilomene Modern Any Nov. 5-20 Any buck GMU 329 14
Teanaway Modern Any Nov. 12-20 Any buck GMU 335 15
L.T. Murray Modern Any Nov. 14-20 Any buck GMUs 336, 340 2
Bethel Modern Any Nov. 5-20 Any buck GMU 360 5
Cowiche Modern Any Nov. 5-20 Any buck GMU 368 10
Alkali Modern Any Nov. 3-18 Any buck GMU 371 5
Kahlotus Modern Any Nov. 10-19 Any buck GMU 381 10
Grayback Modern Any Nov. 1-20 3 pt. min. GMU 388 40
Nooksack Modern Any Nov. 15-20 Any buck GMU 418 25
Skagit Modern Any Nov. 15-20 Any buck GMU 426 10
Sauk Modern Any Nov. 15-20 2 pt. min. GMU 437 25
Stillaguamish Modern Any Nov. 15-20 Any buck GMU 448 10
Snoqualmie Modern Any Nov. 15-20 Any buck GMU 460 10
Green River Modern Any Nov. 12-18 Any buck GMU 485 10
Lewis River Modern Any Nov. 1-14 Any buck GMU 560 1
Washougal Modern Any Nov. 1-14 Any buck GMU 568 2
Siouxon Modern Any Nov. 1-14 Any buck GMU 572 1
Wind River Modern Any Nov. 13-20 Any buck GMU 574 40
West Klickitat Modern Any Nov. 13-20 3 pt. min. GMU 578 40
Sol Duc Modern Any Nov. 1-20 Any buck GMU 607 5
Wynoochee Modern Any Nov. 1-23 Any buck GMU 648 10
Satsop Modern Any Nov. 1-23 Any buck GMU 651 10
Mashel Modern Any Nov. 1-23 2 pt. min. GMU 654 10
Capitol Peak Modern Any Nov. 1-23 Any buck GMU 663 10
Skookumchuck Modern Any Nov. 1-23 Any buck GMU 667 10
Chiliwist Archery Any Nov. 21-30 Any buck GMU 239 15
Entiat Archery Any Nov. 21-30 Any buck GMU 247 50
Chiwawa Archery Any Dec. 1-8 Any buck GMU 245 13
Slide Ridge Archery Any Dec. 1-8 Any buck GMU 246 2
Desert Archery Any Nov. 26 - Dec. 9 Any buck GMU 290 20
Naneum Archery Any Nov. 21 - Dec. 8 Any buck GMU 328 8
Quilomene Archery Any Nov. 21 - Dec. 8 Any buck GMU 329 9
Teanaway Archery Any Nov. 21 - Dec. 8 Any buck GMU 335 13
L.T. Murray Archery Any Nov. 21 - Dec. 8 Any buck GMUs 336, 340 2
West Klickitat Archery Any Nov. 21-30 3 pt. min. GMU 578 100
Kitsap Archery Any Nov. 1-23 Any buck GMU 627 10
Skokomish Archery Any Nov. 1-23 2 pt. min. GMU 636 10
Blue Mtns. Foothills Muzzleloader Any Nov. 24 - Dec. 8 White-tailed, 3 pt. min. GMUs 149, 154, 162, 166 70
Alta Muzzleloader Any Nov. 25-30 Any buck GMU 242 20
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. 13-21 Any buck GMU 290 2
Teanaway Muzzleloader Any Nov. 7-13 Any buck GMU 335 2
L.T. Murray Muzzleloader Any Nov. 7-13 Any buck GMUs 336, 340 2
Bald Mountain Muzzleloader Any Nov. 7-20 Any buck GMUs 342, 346 10
Naneum Muzzleloader Any Nov. 7-13 Any buck GMU 328 2
Quilomene Muzzleloader Any Sept. 24 - Oct. 2 Any buck GMU 329 3
West Klickitat Muzzleloader Any Dec. 1-8 3 pt. min. GMU 578 100
Olympic Muzzleloader Any Nov. 1-23 Any buck GMU 621 5

Bucks
Hunt Name Weapon/Tag Hunters Hunt Dates Special Restrictions Boundary Permits
Palouse Modern Any Nov. 10-19 White-tailed, 3 pt. min. GMUs 127-142 750
Blue Mtns. Foothills West Modern Any Nov. 7-19 White-tailed, 3 pt. min. GMUs 149, 154, 162-166 110
Blue Mtns. Foothills East Modern Any Nov. 7-19 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 15
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 15
Big Bend Archery Any Dec. 1-8 Any buck GMU 248 10
Ritzville Archery Any Dec. 1-8 Any buck GMU 284 5
Alkali Archery Any Sept. 1-22 Any buck GMU 371 4
Roosevelt Muzzleloader Any Sept. 29 - Oct. 12 ONLY 2 pt. x 2 pt. mule deer bucks GMU 133 25
Harrington Muzzleloader Any Sept. 29 - Oct. 12 ONLY 2 pt. x 2 pt. mule deer bucks GMU 136 25
Steptoe Muzzleloader Any Sept. 29 - Oct. 12 ONLY 2 pt. x 2 pt. mule deer bucks GMU 139 25
Almota Muzzleloader Any Sept. 29 - Oct. 12 ONLY 2 pt. x 2 pt. mule deer bucks GMU 142 25
Dayton Muzzleloader Any Sept. 29 - Oct. 9 3 pt. min. GMU 162 25
Tucannon Muzzleloader Any Sept. 29 - Oct. 9 3 pt. min. GMU 166 10
Wenaha Muzzleloader Any Sept. 29 - Oct. 9 3 pt. min. GMU 169 15
Mountain View Muzzleloader Any Sept. 29 - Oct. 9 3 pt. min. GMU 172 15
Ritzville Muzzleloader Any Nov. 25-30 Any buck GMU 284 5
Alkali Muzzleloader Any Sept. 23 - Oct. 12 Any buck GMU 371 1
Whitcomb Muzzleloader Any Sept. 10-15 Any buck Deer Area 3071 10
Paterson Muzzleloader Any Sept. 10-15 Any buck Deer Area 3072 10
Kahlotus Muzzleloader Any Sept. 30 - Oct. 7 Any buck GMU 381 20

Antlerless
Hunt Name Weapon/Tag Hunters Hunt Dates Special Restrictions Boundary Permits
Blue Creek Modern Any Nov. 8-19 Antlerless GMU 154 30
Dayton Modern Any Nov. 8-19 Antlerless GMU 162 80
Ten Ten Modern Any Nov. 8-19 Antlerless Deer Area 1010 30
Marengo Modern Any Nov. 1-12 Antlerless GMU 163 50
Peola Modern Any Nov. 1-12 Antlerless GMU 178 50
Lincoln Modern Any Oct. 13-31 Antlerless GMU 501 15
Stella Modern Any Oct. 13-31 Antlerless GMU 504 15
Mossyrock Modern Any Oct. 13-31 Antlerless GMU 505 30
South Rainier Modern Any Oct. 13-31 Antlerless GMU 513 10
Winston Modern Any Oct. 13-31 Antlerless GMU 520 20
Lewis River Modern Any Oct. 13-31 Antlerless GMU 560 3
Siouxon Modern Any Oct. 13-31 Antlerless GMU 572 3
Wind River Modern Any Oct. 13-31 Antlerless GMU 574 3
Pysht Modern Any Oct. 13-31 Antlerless GMU 603 15
Olympic Modern Any Oct. 13-31 Antlerless GMU 621 35
Skokomish Modern Any Oct. 13-31 Antlerless GMU 636 20
Wynoochee Modern Any Oct. 13-31 Antlerless GMU 648 110
Mashel Modern Any Oct. 13-31 Antlerless GMU 654 40
North River Modern Any Oct. 13-31 Antlerless GMU 658 35
Minot Peak Modern Any Oct. 13-31 Antlerless GMU 660 20
Capitol Peak Modern Any Oct. 13-31 Antlerless GMU 663 5
Skookumchuck Modern Any Oct. 13-31 Antlerless GMU 667 5
Entiat Archery Any Nov. 21-30 Antlerless GMU 247 40
Swakane Archery Any Nov. 21-30 Antlerless GMU 250 50
Whitcomb Archery Any Sept. 15-23 Antlerless Deer Area 3071 7
Paterson Archery Any Sept. 15-23 Antlerless Deer Area 3072 10
Whitcomb Archery Any Sept. 1-7 Antlerless Deer Area 3071 10
Paterson Archery Any Sept. 1-7 Antlerless Deer Area 3072 10
Grayback Archery Any Nov. 23 - Dec. 8 Antlerless GMU 388 100
Sherman Muzzleloader Any Sept. 29 - Oct. 7 White-tailed, antlerless GMU 101 40
Selkirk Muzzleloader Any Nov. 25 - Dec. 8 White-tailed, antlerless GMU 113 15
Whitcomb Muzzleloader Any Sept. 1-9 Antlerless Deer Area 3071 7
Paterson Muzzleloader Any Sept. 1-9 Antlerless Deer Area 3072 10
Mossyrock Muzzleloader Any Sept. 29 - Oct. 7 Antlerless GMU 505 10
Stormking Muzzleloader Any Sept. 29 - Oct. 7 Antlerless GMU 510 5
South Rainier Muzzleloader Any Sept. 29 - Oct. 7 Antlerless GMU 513 5
Packwood Muzzleloader Any Sept. 29 - Oct. 7 Antlerless GMU 516 5
Winston Muzzleloader Any Sept. 29 - Oct. 7 Antlerless GMU 520 5
Coweeman Muzzleloader Any Sept. 29 - Oct. 7 Antlerless GMU 550 30
Yale Muzzleloader Any Sept. 29 - Oct. 7 Antlerless GMU 554 2
Toutle Muzzleloader Any Sept. 29 - Oct. 7 Antlerless GMU 556 3
Olympic Muzzleloader Any Sept. 29 - Oct. 7 Antlerless GMU 621 20
Satsop Muzzleloader Any Nov. 22 - Dec. 15 Antlerless GMU 651 100
Mashel Muzzleloader Any Nov. 22 - Dec. 15 Antlerless GMU 654 50
North River Muzzleloader Any Sept. 29 - Oct. 7 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 Sept. 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, 2012 Antlerless Deer Area 2011 20
Methow Any Any Sept. 8 - Oct. 9 Antlerless Deer Area 2012 20
North Okanogan Any Any Sept. 8 - Oct. 9 Antlerless Deer Area 2013 40
Central Okanogan Any Any Sept. 8 - Oct. 9 Antlerless Deer Area 2014 50
Omak Any Any Sept. 8 - Oct. 9 Antlerless Deer Area 2015 25
Conconully Any Any Sept. 8 - Oct. 9 Antlerless Deer Area 2016 25
High Prairie Any Any Oct. 13-26 Antlerless Deer Area 3088 15
Mt. Spokane Modern Any Oct. 13-26 and Nov. 10-19 White-tailed, antlerless GMU 124 50
Spokane North Modern Any Oct. 13-26 and Nov. 10-19 White-tailed, antlerless Deer Area 1050 350
Mica Peak Modern Any Oct. 13-21 White-tailed, antlerless GMU 127 25
Spokane South Modern Any Oct. 13-21 White-tailed, antlerless Deer Area 1060 125
Cheney Modern Any Oct. 13-21 Antlerless GMU 130 100
Spokane West Modern Any Oct. 13-21 Antlerless Deer Area 1070 75
Roosevelt Modern Any Oct. 13-21 Antlerless GMU 133 150
Harrington Modern Any Oct. 13-21 Antlerless GMU 136 150
Steptoe Modern Any Oct. 13-21 Antlerless GMU 139 150
Colfax Modern Any Oct. 13-21 Antlerless Deer Area 1080 125
Almota Modern Any Oct. 13-21 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 30
Ten Ten Modern Any Nov. 8-19 Antlerless Deer Area 1010 30
East Okanogan Modern Any Oct. 13-21 White-tailed, antlerless GMU 204 75
Sinlahekin Modern Any Oct. 13-21 White-tailed, antlerless GMU 215 40
Chewuch Modern Any Oct. 13-21 White-tailed, antlerless GMU 218 10
Pearrygin Modern Any Oct. 13-21 White-tailed, antlerless GMU 224 10
Gardner Modern Any Oct. 13-21 White-tailed, antlerless GMU 231 10
Pogue Modern Any Oct. 13-21 White-tailed, antlerless GMU 233 10
Chiliwist Modern Any Oct. 13-21 White-tailed, antlerless GMU 239 10
Alta Modern Any Oct. 13-21 White-tailed, antlerless GMU 242 10
Big Bend Modern Any Oct. 13-21 Antlerless GMU 248 35
Mission Modern Any Oct. 13-21 Antlerless GMU 251 10
Mission Modern Any Nov. 1-20 Antlerless GMU 251 15
St. Andrews Modern Any Oct. 13-21 Antlerless GMU 254 20
Foster Creek Modern Any Oct. 13-21 Antlerless GMU 260 20
Withrow Modern Any Oct. 13-21 Antlerless GMU 262 20
Badger Modern Any Oct. 13-21 Antlerless GMU 266 15
Desert Modern Any Dec. 13-26 Antlerless GMU 290 50
Kahlotus Modern Any Dec. 1-9 Antlerless GMU 381 20
East Klickitat Modern Any Oct. 13-26 Antlerless GMU 382 30
Grayback Modern Any Oct. 13-26 Antlerless GMU 388 20
High Prairie Modern Any Oct. 13-28 Antlerless Deer Area 3088 15
Shaw Modern Any Oct. 13-31 and Nov. 15-18 Antlerless Deer Area 4004 20
Lopez Modern Any Oct. 13-31 and Nov. 15-18 Antlerless Deer Area 4005 30
Orcas Modern Any Oct. 13-31 and Nov. 15-18 Antlerless Deer Area 4006 30
Decatur Modern Any Oct. 13-31 and Nov. 15-18 Antlerless Deer Area 4007 30
Blakely Modern Any Oct. 13-31 and Nov. 15-18 Antlerless Deer Area 4008 30
Cypress Modern Any Oct. 13-31 and Nov. 15-18 Antlerless Deer Area 4009 30
San Juan Modern Any Oct. 13-31 and Nov. 15-18 Antlerless Deer Area 4010 30
Camano Modern Any Oct. 13-31 and Nov. 15-18 Antlerless Deer Area 4011 30
Whidbey Modern Any Oct. 13-31 and Nov. 15-18 Antlerless Deer Area 4012 100
Vashon-Maury Modern Any Oct. 13-31 and Nov. 15-18 Antlerless Deer Area 4013 100
Guemes Modern Any Oct. 13-31 and Nov. 15-18 Antlerless Deer Area 4926 30
Randle Modern Any Oct. 13-31 Antlerless GMU 503 5
Willapa Hills Modern Any Oct. 13-31 Antlerless GMU 506 10
Stormking Modern Any Oct. 13-31 Antlerless GMU 510 15
Packwood Modern Any Oct. 13-31 Antlerless GMU 516 15
Ryderwood Modern Any Oct. 13-31 Antlerless GMU 530 10
Coweeman Modern Any Oct. 13-31 Antlerless GMU 550 10
Yale Modern Any Oct. 13-31 Antlerless GMU 554 10
Washougal Modern Any Oct. 13-31 Antlerless GMU 568 10
West Klickitat Modern Any Oct. 13-31 Antlerless GMU 578 10
Anderson Modern Any Oct. 13-31 and Nov. 15-18 Antlerless Deer Area 6014 40
Kitsap Modern Any Oct. 13-31 Antlerless GMU 627 10
Mashel Modern Any Oct. 13-31 Antlerless GMU 654 10
North River Modern Any Oct. 13-31 Antlerless GMU 658 15
Deschutes Modern Any Oct. 13-31 Antlerless GMU 666 40
Mt. Spokane Archery Any Sept. 1-28 and Nov. 25 - Dec. 15 White-tailed, antlerless GMU 124 25
Mica Peak Archery Any Sept. 1-28 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 Sept. 1-28 and Nov. 25 - Dec. 15 White-tailed, antlerless Deer Area 1050 75
Spokane South Archery Any Sept. 1-28 and Nov. 25 - Dec. 15 White-tailed, antlerless Deer Area 1060 25
Shaw Archery Any Sept. 1-28 and Nov. 21 - Dec. 31 Antlerless Deer Area 4004 20
Lopez Archery Any Sept. 1-28 and Nov. 21 - Dec. 31 Antlerless Deer Area 4005 20
Orcas Archery Any Sept. 1-28 and Nov. 21 - Dec. 31 Antlerless Deer Area 4006 20
Decatur Archery Any Sept. 1-28 and Nov. 21 - Dec. 31 Antlerless Deer Area 4007 20
Blakely Archery Any Sept. 1-28 and Nov. 21 - Dec. 31 Antlerless Deer Area 4008 20
Cypress Archery Any Sept. 1-28 and Nov. 21 - Dec. 31 Antlerless Deer Area 4009 20
San Juan Archery Any Sept. 1-28 and Nov. 21 - Dec. 31 Antlerless Deer Area 4010 20
Camano Archery Any Sept. 1-28 and Nov. 21 - Dec. 31 Antlerless Deer Area 4011 20
Whidbey Archery Any Sept. 1-28 and Nov. 21 - Dec. 31 Antlerless Deer Area 4012 20
Vashon-Maury Archery Any Sept. 1-28 and Nov. 21 - Dec. 31 Antlerless Deer Area 4013 20
Guemes Archery Any Sept. 1-28 and Nov. 21 - Dec. 31 Antlerless Deer Area 4926 20
Anderson Archery Any Sept. 1-28 and Dec. 16-31 Antlerless Deer Area 6014 10
Miller Archery Any Dec. 15-30 Antlerless Deer Area 6020 40
Mt. Spokane Muzzleloader Any Sept. 29 - Oct. 7 White-tailed, antlerless GMU 124 25
Spokane North Muzzleloader Any Sept. 29 - Oct. 7 and Dec. 9-31 White-tailed, antlerless Deer Area 1050 100
Cheney Muzzleloader Any Sept. 29 - Oct. 7 and Nov. 25 - Dec. 8 Antlerless GMU 130 25
Spokane West Muzzleloader Any Sept. 29 - Oct. 7 and Nov. 25 - Dec. 8 Antlerless Deer Area 1070 25
Colfax Muzzleloader Any Sept. 29 - Oct. 7 and Nov. 25 - Dec. 8 Antlerless Deer Area 1080 75
Roosevelt Muzzleloader Any Sept. 29 - Oct. 7 and Nov. 25 - Dec. 8 Antlerless GMU 133 25
Harrington Muzzleloader Any Sept. 29 - Oct. 7 and Nov. 25 - Dec. 8 Antlerless GMU 136 25
Mayview Muzzleloader Any Sept. 29 - Oct. 7 Antlerless GMU 145 25
Chiwawa Muzzleloader Any Sept. 29 - Oct. 7 Antlerless GMU 245 10
Swakane Muzzleloader Any Sept. 29 - Oct. 7 Antlerless GMU 250 5
Mission Muzzleloader Any Sept. 29 - Oct. 7 Antlerless GMU 251 5
Foster Creek Muzzleloader Any Sept. 29 - Oct. 7 Antlerless GMU 260 10
Moses Coulee Muzzleloader Any Sept. 29 - Oct. 7 Antlerless GMU 269 10
Lakeview Muzzleloader Any Nov. 1-18 Antlerless Deer Area 2011 10
High Prairie Muzzleloader Any Sept. 29 - Oct. 7 Antlerless Deer Area 3088 5
Shaw Muzzleloader Any Sept. 24 - Oct. 2 and Nov. 24 - Dec. 15 Antlerless Deer Area 4004 20
Lopez Muzzleloader Any Sept. 24 - Oct. 2 and Nov. 24 - Dec. 15 Antlerless Deer Area 4005 20
Orcas Muzzleloader Any Sept. 24 - Oct. 2 and Nov. 24 - Dec. 15 Antlerless Deer Area 4006 20
Decatur Muzzleloader Any Sept. 24 - Oct. 2 and Nov. 24 - Dec. 15 Antlerless Deer Area 4007 20
Blakely Muzzleloader Any Sept. 24 - Oct. 2 and Nov. 24 - Dec. 15 Antlerless Deer Area 4008 20
Cypress Muzzleloader Any Sept. 24 - Oct. 2 and Nov. 24 - Dec. 15 Antlerless Deer Area 4009 20
San Juan Muzzleloader Any Sept. 24 - Oct. 2 and Nov. 24 - Dec. 15 Antlerless Deer Area 4010 20
Camano Muzzleloader Any Sept. 24 - Oct. 2 and Nov. 24 - Dec. 15 Antlerless Deer Area 4011 20
Whidbey Muzzleloader Any Sept. 24 - Oct. 2 and Nov. 24 - Dec. 15 Antlerless Deer Area 4012 20
Vashon-Maury Muzzleloader Any Sept. 24 - Oct. 2 and Nov. 24 - Dec. 15 Antlerless Deer Area 4013 20
Guemes Muzzleloader Any Sept. 24 - Oct. 2 and Nov. 24 - Dec. 15 Antlerless Deer Area 4926 20
East Klickitat Muzzleloader Any Nov. 20-30 Antlerless GMU 382 30
Yale Muzzleloader Any Sept. 29 - Oct. 7 Antlerless GMU 554 2
Washougal Muzzleloader Any Sept. 29 - Oct. 7 Antlerless GMU 568 10
West Klickitat Muzzleloader Any Sept. 29 - Oct. 7 Antlerless GMU 578 10
High Prairie Muzzleloader Any Sept. 29 - Oct. 7 Antlerless Deer Area 3088 5
Anderson Muzzleloader Any Sept. 29 - Oct. 7 and Nov. 24 - Dec. 15 Antlerless Deer Area 6014 5

Youth
Hunt Name Weapon/Tag Hunters Hunt Dates Special Restrictions Boundary Permits
Ferry Modern Youth Oct. 13-26 Antlerless GMU 101 25
Blue Mtns. Foothills West Modern Youth Oct. 13-21 Antlerless GMUs 149, 154, 163, Deer Area 1010 30
Blue Mtns. Foothills East Modern Youth Oct. 13-21 Antlerless GMUs 145, 172-181 30
Tucannon Modern Youth Oct. 13-21 Antlerless GMU 166 5
East Okanogan Modern Youth Oct. 13-21 Antlerless GMU 204 30
Wannacut Modern Youth Oct. 13-21 Antlerless GMU 209 10
Sinlahekin Modern Youth Oct. 13-21 Antlerless GMU 215 20
Chewuch Modern Youth Oct. 13-21 Antlerless GMU 218 25
Pearrygin Modern Youth Oct. 13-21 Antlerless GMU 224 25
Gardner Modern Youth Oct. 13-21 Antlerless GMU 231 10
Pogue Modern Youth Oct. 13-21 Antlerless GMU 233 10
Chiliwist Modern Youth Oct. 13-21 Antlerless GMU 239 15
Alta Modern Youth Oct. 13-21 Antlerless GMU 242 15
Chiwawa Modern Youth Oct. 13-21 Antlerless GMU 245 10
Entiat Modern Youth Oct. 13-21 Antlerless GMU 247 10
Swakane Modern Youth Nov. 1-20 Antlerless GMU 250 5
Mission Modern Youth Oct. 13-21 Antlerless GMU 251 15
Bridgeport Modern Youth Oct. 13-21 Antlerless GMUs 248, 260 20
Palisades Modern Youth Oct. 13-21 Antlerless GMUs 266, 269 20
Benge Modern Youth Oct. 30 - Nov. 7 Antlerless Deer Area 2010 30
Horse Heaven Hills Modern Youth Oct. 13-26 Antlerless GMU 373 10
Kahlotus Modern Youth Oct. 13-21 Antlerless GMU 381 10
East Klickitat Modern Youth Oct. 13-26 Any buck GMU 382 5
East Klickitat Modern Youth Oct. 13-26 Antlerless GMU 382 20
East Klickitat Modern Youth Dec. 20 - Jan.1, 2013 Antlerless GMU 382 10
East Klickitat Modern Youth Jan. 15-31, 2013 Antlerless GMU 382 10
East Klickitat Modern Youth Feb. 10-20, 2013 Antlerless GMU 382 10
Grayback Modern Youth Oct. 13-26 Any buck GMU 388 5
Grayback Modern Youth Oct. 13-26 Antlerless GMU 388 10
Green River Modern Youth Nov. 12-18 Any buck GMU 485 5
Lincoln Modern Youth Oct. 13-31 Antlerless GMU 501 10
Stella Modern Youth Oct. 13-31 Antlerless GMU 504 10
Mossyrock Modern Youth Oct. 13-31 Antlerless GMU 505 10
Stormking Modern Youth Oct. 13-31 Antlerless GMU 510 10
South Rainier Modern Youth Oct. 13-31 Antlerless GMU 513 10
Packwood Modern Youth Oct. 13-31 Antlerless GMU 516 10
Winston Modern Youth Oct. 13-31 Antlerless GMU 520 10
Yale Modern Youth Oct. 13-31 Antlerless GMU 554 10
Toutle Modern Youth Oct. 13-31 Antlerless GMU 556 25
Lewis River Modern Youth Oct. 13-31 Antlerless GMU 560 5
Washougal Modern Youth Oct. 13-31 Antlerless GMU 568 10
Siouxon Modern Youth Oct. 13-31 Antlerless GMU 572 5
Wind River Modern Youth Oct. 13-31 Antlerless GMU 574 10
West Klickitat Modern Youth Oct. 13-31 Any buck GMU 578 5
West Klickitat Modern Youth Oct. 13-31 Antlerless GMU 578 10
Skokomish Modern Youth Oct. 6-31 Antlerless GMU 636 5
Satsop Modern Youth Oct. 6-31 Antlerless GMU 651 10
Mashel Modern Youth Oct. 6-31 Antlerless GMU 654 30
North River Modern Youth Oct. 6-31 Antlerless GMU 658 10
Skookumchuck Modern Youth Oct. 6-31 Antlerless GMU 667 35
Skookumchuck Modern Youth Oct. 6-31 Any buck GMU 667 20
East Okanogan Muzzleloader Youth Sept. 29 - Oct. 7 Antlerless GMU 204 5
Wannacut Muzzleloader Youth Sept. 29 - Oct. 7 Antlerless GMU 209 5
Pogue Muzzleloader Youth Sept. 29 - Oct. 7 Antlerless GMU 233 5
Chiliwist Muzzleloader Youth Sept. 29 - Oct. 7 Antlerless GMU 239 5
Alta Muzzleloader Youth Sept. 29 - Oct. 7 Antlerless GMU 242 5
Mission Muzzleloader Youth Sept. 29 - Oct. 7 Antlerless GMU 251 5

Senior 65+
Hunt Name Weapon/Tag Hunters Hunt Dates Special Restrictions Boundary Permits
Blue Mtns. Foothills Modern 65+ Oct. 13-21 Antlerless GMUs 145, 149, 154, Deer Area 1010 30
East Okanogan Modern 65+ Oct. 13-21 Antlerless GMU 204 5
Wannacut Modern 65+ Oct. 13-21 Antlerless GMU 209 5
Sinlahekin Modern 65+ Oct. 13-21 Antlerless GMU 215 5
Chewuch Modern 65+ Oct. 13-21 Antlerless GMU 218 10
Pearrygin Modern 65+ Oct. 13-21 Antlerless GMU 224 10
Gardner Modern 65+ Oct. 13-21 Antlerless GMU 231 5
Pogue Modern 65+ Oct. 13-21 Antlerless GMU 233 5
Chiliwist Modern 65+ Oct. 13-21 Antlerless GMU 239 10
Alta Modern 65+ Oct. 13-21 Antlerless GMU 242 5
Chiwawa Modern 65+ Oct. 13-21 Antlerless GMU 245 10
Entiat Modern 65+ Oct. 13-21 Antlerless GMU 247 10
Swakane Modern 65+ Nov. 1-20 Antlerless GMU 250 10
Mission Modern 65+ Oct. 13-21 Antlerless GMU 251 10
Bridgeport Modern 65+ Oct. 13-21 Antlerless GMUs 248, 260 10
Palisades Modern 65+ Oct. 13-21 Antlerless GMUs 266, 269 10
Sunnyside Modern 65+ Oct. 13-21 Antlerless GMU 372 10
Horse Heaven Hills Modern 65+ Oct. 15-28 Antlerless GMU 373 10
Kahlotus Modern 65+ Oct. 15-23 Antlerless GMU 381 10
East Klickitat Modern 65+ Oct. 13-26 Antlerless GMU 382 20
Grayback Modern 65+ Oct. 13-26 Antlerless GMU 388 5
Green River Modern 65+ Nov. 12-18 Antlerless GMU 485 5
Lincoln Modern 65+ Oct. 13-31 Antlerless GMU 501 5
Stella Modern 65+ Oct. 13-31 Antlerless GMU 504 5
Mossyrock Modern 65+ Oct. 13-31 Antlerless GMU 505 15
Stormking Modern 65+ Oct. 13-31 Antlerless GMU 510 5
South Rainier Modern 65+ Oct. 13-31 Antlerless GMU 513 5
Packwood Modern 65+ Oct. 13-31 Antlerless GMU 516 5
Winston Modern 65+ Oct. 13-31 Antlerless GMU 520 5
Yale Modern 65+ Oct. 13-31 Antlerless GMU 554 5
Toutle Modern 65+ Oct. 13-31 Antlerless GMU 556 10
Lewis River Modern 65+ Oct. 13-31 Antlerless GMU 560 5
Washougal Modern 65+ Oct. 13-31 Antlerless GMU 568 10
Siouxon Modern 65+ Oct. 13-31 Antlerless GMU 572 5
Wind River Modern 65+ Oct. 13-31 Antlerless GMU 574 5
West Klickitat Modern 65+ Oct. 13-31 Antlerless GMU 578 5
Copalis Modern 65+ Oct. 13-31 Antlerless GMU 642 20
North River Modern 65+ Oct. 13-31 Antlerless GMU 658 10
Williams Creek Modern 65+ Oct. 13-31 Antlerless GMU 673 10

Hunters with Disabilities
Hunt Name Weapon/Tag Hunters Hunt Dates Special Restrictions Boundary Permits
East Okanogan Modern Hunter with Disability Oct. 13-21 Antlerless GMU 204 5
Wannacut Modern Hunter with Disability Oct. 13-21 Antlerless GMU 209 5
Sinlahekin Modern Hunter with Disability Oct. 13-21 Antlerless GMU 215 5
Chewuch Modern Hunter with Disability Oct. 13-21 Antlerless GMU 218 5
Pearrygin Modern Hunter with Disability Oct. 13-21 Antlerless GMU 224 5
Gardner Modern Hunter with Disability Oct. 13-21 Antlerless GMU 231 5
Pogue Modern Hunter with Disability Oct. 13-21 Antlerless GMU 233 5
Chiliwist Modern Hunter with Disability Oct. 13-21 Antlerless GMU 239 5
Alta Modern Hunter with Disability Oct. 13-21 Antlerless GMU 242 5
Chiwawa Modern Hunter with Disability Oct. 13-21 Antlerless GMU 245 5
Entiat Modern Hunter with Disability Oct. 13-21 Antlerless GMU 247 5
Mission Modern Hunter with Disability Oct. 13-21 Antlerless GMU 251 5
Saint Andrews Modern Hunter with Disability Oct. 13-21 Antlerless GMU 254 5
Bridgeport Modern Hunter with Disability Oct. 13-21 Antlerless GMUs 248, 260 5
Palisades Modern Hunter with Disability Oct. 13-21 Antlerless GMUs 266, 269 5
Horse Heaven Hills Modern Hunter with Disability Oct. 15-28 Antlerless GMU 373 10
Kahlotus Modern Hunter with Disability Nov. 1-9 Antlerless GMU 381 10
East Klickitat Modern Hunter with Disability Oct. 13-26 Antlerless GMU 382 15
Grayback Modern Hunter with Disability Oct. 13-26 Antlerless GMU 388 5
Lincoln Modern Hunter with Disability Oct. 13-31 Antlerless GMU 501 5
Stella Modern Hunter with Disability Oct. 13-31 Antlerless GMU 504 5
Mossyrock Modern Hunter with Disability Oct. 13-31 Antlerless GMU 505 5
Stormking Modern Hunter with Disability Oct. 13-31 Antlerless GMU 510 5
South Rainier Modern Hunter with Disability Oct. 13-31 Antlerless GMU 513 5
Packwood Modern Hunter with Disability Oct. 13-31 Antlerless GMU 516 5
Winston Modern Hunter with Disability Oct. 13-31 Antlerless GMU 520 5
Yale Modern Hunter with Disability Oct. 13-31 Antlerless GMU 554 5
Toutle Modern Hunter with Disability Oct. 13-31 Antlerless GMU 556 5
Lewis River Modern Hunter with Disability Oct. 13-31 Antlerless GMU 560 5
Washougal Modern Hunter with Disability Oct. 13-31 Antlerless GMU 568 5
Siouxon Modern Hunter with Disability Oct. 13-31 Antlerless GMU 572 5
Wind River Modern Hunter with Disability Oct. 13-31 Antlerless GMU 574 5
West Klickitat Modern Hunter with Disability Oct. 13-31 Antlerless GMU 578 5
Capitol Peak Modern Hunter with Disability Oct. 13-31 Antlerless GMU 663 20
Skookumchuck Modern Hunter with Disability Oct. 13-31 Antlerless GMU 667 20
North River Modern Hunter with Disability Oct. 13-31 Antlerless GMU 658 5
Wind River Archery Hunter with Disability Sept. 1-23 Antlerless GMU 574 5
West Klickitat Archery Hunter with Disability Sept. 1-23 Antlerless GMU 578 5
East Okanogan Muzzleloader Hunter with Disability Sept. 29 - Oct. 7 Antlerless GMU 204 5
Sinlahekin Muzzleloader Hunter with Disability Sept. 29 - Oct. 7 Antlerless GMU 215 5
Gardner Muzzleloader Hunter with Disability Sept. 29 - Oct. 7 Antlerless GMU 231 5
Chiwawa Muzzleloader Hunter with Disability Sept. 29 - Oct. 7 Antlerless GMU 245 5
Mission Muzzleloader Hunter with Disability Sept. 29 - Oct. 7 Antlerless GMU 251 5
Entiat Muzzleloader Hunter with Disability Sept. 29 - Oct. 7 Antlerless GMU 247 5
Saint Andrews Muzzleloader Hunter with Disability Sept. 29 - Oct. 7 Antlerless GMU 254 5
Bridgeport Muzzleloader Hunter with Disability Sept. 29 - Oct. 7 Antlerless GMUs 248, 260 5
Palisades Muzzleloader Hunter with Disability Sept. 29 - Oct. 7 Antlerless GMUs 266, 269 5
Capitol Peak Muzzleloader Hunter with Disability Sept. 29 - Oct. 7 Antlerless GMU 663 5
North River Muzzleloader Hunter with Disability Sept. 29 - Oct. 7 Antlerless GMU 658 5

Master Hunter
Hunt Name Weapon/Tag Hunters Hunt Dates Special Restrictions Boundary Permits
Republic Any/2nd tag Master Hunter Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Any deer Designated properties within Deer Area 1030 25HC
Region 1 North Any/2nd tag Master Hunter Aug. 1, 2012 - March 31, 2013 Antlerless Designated Areas in Ferry, Stevens, and Pend Oreille counties 10HC
Region 1 Central Any/2nd tag Master Hunter Aug. 1, 2012 - March 31, 2013 Antlerless Designated Areas in Lincoln and Spokane counties 10HC
Region 1 South Any/2nd tag Master Hunter Aug. 1, 2012 - March 31, 2013 Antlerless Designated Areas in Whitman, Walla Walla, Columbia, Garfield, and Asotin counties 10HC
Region 3 Any/2nd tag Master Hunter Aug. 1, 2012 - March 31, 2013 Antlerless Designated Areas in Region 3 UnlimitedHC
Miller Any/2nd tag Master Hunter Jan.1-20, 2012 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
Region 5 Any/2nd tag Master Hunter Aug. 1, 2012 - March 31, 2013 Antlerless Designated Areas in Region 5 UnlimitedHC
Region 6 Any/2nd tag Master Hunter Aug. 1, 2012 - March 31, 2013 Antlerless Designated Areas in Region 6 UnlimitedHC

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 or archery equipment during muzzleloader seasons, and any legal weapon during modern firearm seasons. Hunter orange is required 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 denoted with (*) below, and are able to participate in the hunt, will not be eligible for those specific incentive permits for a period of ten years thereafter.
- Permittees may purchase a second license for use with the permit hunt only.
Qualified hunter education instructors may only receive one incentive permit each year.
Area Dates Restrictions GMUs Permits
Region 1 All general season and permit seasons established for GMUs included with the permit. Not eligible for seasons and permits for auction hunts; raffle hunts; and hunts for master hunters, youth hunters, hunters with disabilities, hunters 65 years and older, unless the hunter education instructor legally qualifies for such hunts.

Any white-tailed deer Any 100 series GMU EXCEPT GMU 157 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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OTS-4579.1


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-360   2012 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 EA, EF, EM Any Oct. 22 - Nov. 24 Any bull Elk Area 1015 1
CPWMA EA, EF, EM Any Jan. 1-30, 2013 Any bull CPWMA 1
Prescott EF Any Sept. 21-24 Any bull GMU 149 1
Prescott EF Any Oct. 22 - Nov. 4 Any bull GMU 149 2
Blue Creek EF Any Sept. 21-25 Any bull GMU 154 1
Blue Creek EF Any Oct. 22 - Nov. 4 Any bull GMU 154 6
Watershed EA, EF, EM Any Oct. 27 - Nov. 4 3 pt. min. or antlerless GMU 157 45
Dayton EF Any Oct. 22 - Nov. 4 Any bull GMU 162 17
Ten Ten EF Any Sept. 21-24 Any bull Elk Area 1010, GMU 163 1
Ten Ten EF Any Oct. 22 - Nov. 4 Any bull Elk Area 1010, GMU 163 14
Tucannon EF Any Oct. 22 - Nov. 4 Any bull GMU 166 13
Wenaha West EF Any Oct. 22 - Nov. 4 Any bull Elk Area 1008 13
Wenaha East EF Any Oct. 22 - Nov. 4 Any bull Elk Area 1009 16
Mountain View EF Any Oct. 22 - Nov. 4 Any bull GMU 172 13
Lick Creek EF Any Oct. 22 - Nov. 4 Any bull GMU 175 4
Peola EF Any Sept. 21-24 Any bull GMU 178 1
Peola EF Any Oct. 22 - Nov. 4 Any bull GMU 178 1
Couse EF Any Oct. 22 - Nov. 4 Any bull GMU 181 2
Mission EF Any Sept. 17-21 Any bull GMU 251 1
Colockum EF Any Oct. 22 - Nov. 4 Any bull GMUs 328, 329, 335 2
Colockum EF Any Sept. 24-28 Any bull GMUs 328, 329 1
Teanaway EF Any Sept. 24-28 Any bull GMU 335 1
Peaches Ridge EF Any Sept. 24-28 Any bull GMUs 336, 346 1
Observatory EF Any Sept. 24-28 Any bull GMUs 340, 342 1
Little Naches EF Any Oct. 1-10 Any bull GMU 346 7
Goose Prairie EF Any Sept. 24-28 Any bull GMUs 352, 356 1
Bethel EF Any Sept. 24-28 Any bull GMU 360 1
Rimrock EF Any Sept. 24-28 Any bull GMU 364 1
Cowiche EF Any Sept. 24-28 Any bull GMU 368 1
Nooksack WF Any Oct. 8 - Nov. 16 Any bull GMU 418 4
Green River WF Any Nov. 12-18 Any bull GMU 485 6
Wahkiakum WF Any Sept. 17-30 Any bull GMUs 506, 530 1
Packwood WF Any Sept. 17-30 Any bull GMU 516 1
Margaret WF Any Sept. 17-30 and Nov. 3-14 Any bull GMU 524 4
Margaret WF Any Nov. 3-14 Any bull GMU 524 50
Toutle WF Any Sept. 17-30 and Nov. 3-14 Any bull GMU 556 4
Toutle WF Any Nov. 3-14 Any bull GMU 556 209
Lewis River WF Any Sept. 17-30 Any bull GMU 560 2
Siouxon WF Any Sept. 17-30 Any bull GMU 572 2
Carlton WF Any Sept. 17-30 Any bull Elk Area 5057 5
West Goat Rocks WF Any Sept. 17-30 Any bull Elk Area 5058 5
Mt. Adams WF Any Sept. 17-30 Any bull Elk Area 5059 5
Mudflow WF Any Nov. 3-9 Any bull Elk Area 5099 5
Peninsula WF Any Sept. 16-20 3 pt. min. GMUs 602, 607, 612 1
Clearwater WF Any Oct. 8-12 3 pt. min. GMU 615 2
Matheny WF Any Oct. 1-12 3 pt. min. GMU 618 3
Quinault WF Any Sept. 16-20 3 pt. min. GMU 638 5
Wynoochee WF Any Oct. 8-12 3 pt. min. GMU 648 1
Satsop WF Any Oct. 8-12 3 pt. min. GMU 651 1
Dungeness WF Any Oct. 8-12 3 pt. min. Elk Area 6071 2
White River WF Any Sept. 16-20 Any bull GMU 653 1
Prescott EA Any Sept. 1-19 Any bull GMU 149 2
Blue Creek EA Any Sept. 1-19 Any bull GMU 154 4
Dayton EA Any Sept. 1-19 Any bull GMU 162 7
Ten Ten EA Any Sept. 1-19 Any bull Elk Area 1010, GMU 163 7
Tucannon EA Any Sept. 1-19 Any bull GMU 166 7
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 6
Mountain View EA Any Sept. 1-19 Any bull GMU 172 8
Lick Creek EA Any Sept. 1-19 Any bull GMU 175 3
Peola EA Any Sept. 1-19 Any bull GMU 178 1
Couse EA Any Sept. 1-19 Any bull GMU 181 1
Colockum EA Any Sept. 4-16 Any bull GMUs 328, 329, 335 2
Peaches Ridge EA Any Sept. 4-16 Any bull GMUs 336, 346 81
Observatory EA Any Sept. 4-16 Any bull GMUs 340, 342 89
Goose Prairie EA Any Sept. 4-16 Any bull GMUs 352, 356 70
Bethel EA Any Sept. 4-16 Any bull GMU 360 25
Rimrock EA Any Sept. 4-16 Any bull GMU 364 85
Cowiche EA Any Sept. 4-16 Any bull GMU 368 11
Nooksack WA Any Sept. 1-23 and Dec. 1-31 Any bull GMU 418 2
Margaret WA Any Sept. 8-23 and Dec. 1-15 Any bull GMU 524 23
Toutle WA Any Sept. 8-23 and Dec. 1-15 Any bull GMU 556 124
Mudflow WA Any Sept. 5-11 Any bull Elk Area 5099 5
Olympic WA Any Sept. 4-16 3 pt. min. GMU 621, EXCEPT for Elk Area 6071 5
White River WA Any Sept. 4-16 Any bull GMU 653 13
Prescott EM Any Oct. 1-12 Any bull GMU 149 1
Blue Creek EM Any Oct. 1-12 Any bull GMU 154 2
Dayton EM Any Oct. 1-12 Any bull GMU 162 3
Ten Ten EM Any Oct. 1-12 Any bull Elk Area 1010, GMU 163 3
Tucannon EM Any Oct. 1-12 Any bull GMU 166 3
Wenaha West EM Any Oct. 1-12 Any bull Elk Area 1008 2
Wenaha East EM Any Oct. 1-12 Any bull Elk Area 1009 2
Mountain View EM Any Oct. 1-12 Any bull GMU 172 4
Lick Creek EM Any Oct. 1-12 Any bull GMU 175 1
Peola EM Any Oct. 1-12 Any bull GMU 178 1
Couse EM Any Oct. 1-12 Any bull GMU 181 1
Mission EM Any Oct. 1-10 Any bull GMU 251 1
Colockum EM Any Oct. 1-10 Any bull GMUs 328, 329, 335 1
Peaches Ridge EM Any Oct. 1-10 Any bull GMUs 336, 346 20
Observatory EM Any Oct. 1-10 Any bull GMUs 340, 342 17
Goose Prairie EM Any Oct. 1-10 Any bull GMUs 352, 356 13
Bethel EM Any Oct. 1-10 Any bull GMU 360 13
Rimrock EM Any Oct. 1-10 Any bull GMU 364 17
Cowiche EM Any Oct. 1-10 Any bull GMU 368 6
Nooksack WM Any Sept. 24 - Oct. 7 and Nov. 24-30 Any bull GMU 418 2
Margaret WM Any Oct. 6-12 Any bull GMU 524 13
Toutle WM Any Oct. 6-12 Any bull GMU 556 46
Mudflow WM Any Oct. 6-12 Any bull Elk Area 5099 5


Bulls
Hunt Name Weapon/Tag Hunters Hunt Dates Special Restrictions Boundary Permits
Prescott EF Any Nov. 17-30 Any bull GMU 149 2
Prescott EF Any Dec. 1-15 Any bull GMU 149 2
Prescott EF Any Dec. 16-31 Any bull GMU 149 2
Grande Ronde EF Any Oct. 22 - Nov. 4 Any bull GMU 186 1
Mission EF Any Oct. 22 - Nov. 4 Any bull GMU 251 1
Teanaway EF Any Dec. 17-31 Any bull GMU 335 8
Peaches Ridge EF Any Oct. 22 - Nov. 4 Any bull GMUs 336, 346 120
Observatory EF Any Oct. 22 - Nov. 4 Any bull GMUs 340, 342 63
Goose Prairie EF Any Oct. 22 - Nov. 4 Any bull GMUs 352, 356 77
Bethel EF Any Oct. 22 - Nov. 4 Any bull GMU 360 61
Rimrock EF Any Oct. 22 - Nov. 4 Any bull GMU 364 114
Cowiche EF Any Oct. 22 - Nov. 4 Any bull GMU 368 17
Alkali EF Any Oct. 13 - Nov. 2 Any elk GMU 371 20
Nooksack WF Any Oct. 8 - Nov. 18 Spike only GMU 418 6
Upper Smith Creek WF Any Oct. 20-16 Any bull Elk Area 5064 2
Mount Whittier WF Any Oct. 20-26 Any bull Elk Area 5065 1
Olympic WF Any Nov. 3-14 3 pt. min. GMU 621, EXCEPT for Elk Area 6071 14
Skokomish WF Any Nov. 3-14 3 pt. min. GMU 636 3
White River WF Any Nov. 3-14 Any bull GMU 653 30
Grande Ronde EA Any Sept. 1-19 Any bull GMU 186 1
Teanaway EA Any Nov. 21 - Dec. 8 Any bull GMU 335 10
Alkali EA Any Sept. 1-22 Any bull GMU 371 5
Nooksack WA Any Sept. 1-23 and Dec. 1-31 Spike only GMU 418 2
Upper Smith Creek WA Any Oct. 6-12 Any bull Elk Area 5064 2
Lewis River WA Any Nov. 21 - Dec. 4 3 pt. min. GMU 560 5
Siouxon WA Any Nov. 21 - Dec. 4 3 pt. min. GMU 572 5
Skokomish WA Any Sept. 4-16 3 pt. min. GMU 636 1
Grande Ronde EM Any Oct. 1-12 Any bull GMU 186 1
Teanaway EM Any Dec. 9-16 Any bull GMU 335 6
Alkali EM Any Sept. 23 - Oct. 12 Any bull GMU 371 10
Nooksack WM Any Sept. 24 - Oct. 7 and Nov. 24-30 Spike only GMU 418 2
Upper Smith Creek WM Any Oct. 13-19 Any bull Elk Area 5064 2
Mount Whittier WM Any Oct. 13-19 Any bull Elk Area 5065 1
Yale WM Any Nov. 21 - Dec. 15 3 pt. min. GMU 554 15
Olympic WM Any Oct. 6-12 3 pt. min. GMU 621, EXCEPT for Elk Area 6071 5
Skokomish WM Any Oct. 6-12 3 pt. min. GMU 636 1
White River WM Any Oct. 6-12 Any bull GMU 653 3


Antlerless Elk
Hunt Name Weapon/Tag Hunters Hunt Dates Special Restrictions Boundary Permits
Aladdin EF Any Oct. 22 - Nov. 4 Antlerless GMU 111 15
Selkirk EF Any Oct. 22 - Nov. 4 Antlerless GMU 113 20
49 Degrees North EF Any Oct. 22 - Nov. 4 and Dec. 16-31 Antlerless GMU 117 20
Turnbull EF Any Oct. 23-28 Antlerless Elk Area 1015 6
Turnbull EF Any Oct. 30 - Nov. 4 Antlerless Elk Area 1015 6
Turnbull EF Any Nov. 6-11 Antlerless Elk Area 1015 6
Mayview-Peola EF Any Oct. 13-21 Antlerless GMUs 145, 178 10
Mayview-Peola EF Any Oct. 27 - Nov. 4 Antlerless GMUs 145, 178 40
Prescott EF Any Oct. 13-21 Antlerless GMU 149 10
Prescott EF Any Oct. 27 - Nov. 4 Antlerless GMU 149 20
Blue Creek EF Any Oct. 27 - Nov. 4 Antlerless GMU 154 25
Marengo-Dayton EF Any Oct. 27 - Nov. 4 Antlerless GMU 163 and Elk Area 1011 75
Mountain View EF Any Oct. 27 - Nov. 4 Antlerless Elk Area 1013 5
Dayton EF Any Oct. 27 - Nov. 4 Antlerless Elk Area 1016 40
Lick Creek EF Any Oct. 27 - Nov. 4 Antlerless GMU 175 15
Couse EF Any Oct. 2-12 Antlerless GMU 181 30
Malaga EF Any Sept. 12-22 Antlerless Elk Area 2032 10
Malaga EF Any Nov. 5 - Dec. 31 Antlerless Elk Area 2032 30
Colockum EF Any Oct. 31 - Nov. 4 Antlerless GMUs 328, 329 40
West Bar EF Any Oct. 27-31 Antlerless GMU 330 5
West Bar EF Any Nov. 1-4 Antlerless GMU 330 5
Teanaway EF Any Dec. 17-31 Antlerless GMU 335 50
Taneum EF Any Oct. 31 - Nov. 4 Antlerless GMU 336 150
Manastash EF Any Oct. 31 - Nov. 4 Antlerless GMU 340 250
Umtanum EF Any Oct. 31 - Nov. 4 Antlerless GMU 342 200
Little Naches EF Any Oct. 31 - Nov. 4 Antlerless GMU 346 150
Nile EF Any Oct. 31 - Nov. 4 Antlerless GMU 352 5
Bumping EF Any Oct. 31 - Nov. 4 Antlerless GMU 356 5
Bethel EF Any Oct. 31 - Nov. 4 Antlerless GMU 360 5
Rimrock EF Any Oct. 31 - Nov. 4 Antlerless GMU 364 200
Cowiche EF Any Oct. 31 - Nov. 4 Antlerless GMU 368 200
North Bend WF Any Nov. 3-14 Antlerless Elk Area 4601 7
Mossyrock WF Any Nov. 3-14 Antlerless GMU 505 50
Willapa Hills WF Any Nov. 3-14 Antlerless GMU 506 35
Winston WF Any Nov. 3-14 Antlerless GMU 520 150
Winston WF Any Jan. 1-16, 2013 Antlerless GMU 520 200
Margaret WF Any Nov. 21-30 and Jan. 1-16, 2013 Antlerless GMU 524 140
Ryderwood WF Any Nov. 3-14 Antlerless GMU 530 100
Coweeman WF Any Nov. 3-14 Antlerless GMU 550 240
Coweeman WF Any Jan. 1-16, 2013 Antlerless GMU 550 200
Toutle WF Any Nov. 21-30 and Jan. 1-16, 2013 Antlerless GMU 556 240
Lewis River WF Any Nov. 3-14 Antlerless GMU 560 100
Washougal WF Any Nov. 3-14 Antlerless GMU 568 75
Siouxon WF Any Nov. 3-14 Antlerless GMU 572 30
Wind River WF Any Nov. 3-14 Antlerless GMU 574 75
West Klickitat WF Any Nov. 3-14 Antlerless GMU 578 150
Toledo WF Any Nov. 3-14 Antlerless Elk Area 5029 50
Green Mt. WF Any Nov. 3-14 Antlerless Elk Area 5051 10
Boistfort WF Any Nov. 3-14 Antlerless Elk Area 5054 75
Wildwood WF Any Jan. 16-30, 2013 Antlerless Elk Area 5061 50
Upper Smith Creek WF Any Oct. 20-26 Antlerless Elk Area 5064 4
Mount Whittier WF Any Oct. 20-26 Antlerless Elk Area 5065 2
Mudflow WF Any Nov. 7-13 Antlerless Elk Area 5099 10
Raymond WF Any Dec. 16-31 Antlerless Elk Area 6010 10
Raymond WF Any Jan. 1-20, 2013 Antlerless Elk Area 6010 5
Raymond WF Any Feb. 1-28, 2013 Antlerless Elk Area 6010 5
North Minot WF Any Oct. 20-31 Antlerless Elk Area 6067 5
Hanaford WF Any Nov. 3-14 Antlerless Elk Area 6069 5
North River WF Any Nov. 6-11 Antlerless GMU 658 10
Deschutes WF Any Jan. 10-20, 2013 Antlerless GMU 666 10
Williams Creek WF Any Nov. 6-14 Antlerless GMU 673 50
Turnbull EA Any Sept. 4-16 Antlerless Elk Area 1015 14
Dayton EA Any Sept. 4-16 Antlerless Elk Area 1016 20
Malaga EA Any Sept. 1-7 Antlerless Elk Area 2032 15
Alkali EA Any Sept. 1-22 Antlerless GMU 371 5
North Bend WA Any Sept. 4-16 Antlerless Elk Area 4601 10
Margaret WA Any Sept. 8-23 and Dec. 1-15 Antlerless GMU 524 70
Toutle WA Any Sept. 8-23 and Dec. 1-15 Antlerless GMU 556 100
Upper Smith Creek WA Any Oct. 6-12 Antlerless Elk Area 5064 4
Mudflow WA Any Sept. 5-11 Antlerless Elk Area 5099 10
Lewis River WA Any Nov. 21 - Dec. 4 Antlerless GMU 560 15
Siouxon WA Any Nov. 21 - Dec. 4 Antlerless GMU 572 5
Wynoochee WA Any Nov. 21 - Dec. 15 Antlerless GMU 648 150
Aladdin EM Any Oct. 1-7 Antlerless GMU 111 10
Selkirk EM Any Oct. 1-7 Antlerless GMU 113 10
49 Degrees North EM Any Oct. 1-7 and Dec. 16-31 Antlerless GMU 117 20
Turnbull EM Any Oct. 6-12 Antlerless Elk Area 1015 9
Turnbull EM Any Nov. 25 - Dec. 8 Antlerless Elk Area 1015 9
Dayton EM Any Oct. 6-12 Antlerless Elk Area 1016 25
Blue Creek EM Any Dec. 9 - Jan. 20, 2013 Antlerless GMU 154 40
Mountain View EM Any Oct. 6-12 Antlerless Elk Area 1013 5
Lick Creek EM Any Oct. 6-12 Antlerless GMU 175 10
Mayview-Peola EM Any Oct. 6-12 Antlerless GMUs 145, 178 20
Couse EM Any Dec. 1-31 Antlerless GMU 181 30
Couse EM Any Jan. 1-20, 2013 Antlerless GMU 181 30
Malaga EM Any Oct. 13-26 Antlerless Elk Area 2032 35
Colockum EM Any Oct. 6-12 Antlerless GMUs 328, 329 30
West Bar EM Any Oct. 6-12 Antlerless GMU 330 5
Taneum EM Any Oct. 6-12 Antlerless GMU 336 100
Manastash EM Any Oct. 6-12 Antlerless GMU 340 100
Umtanum EM Any Oct. 6-12 Antlerless GMU 342 250
Nile EM Any Oct. 6-12 Antlerless GMU 352 5
Bumping EM Any Oct. 6-12 Antlerless GMU 356 5
Bethel EM Any Oct. 6-12 Antlerless GMU 360 5
Cowiche EM Any Oct. 6-12 Antlerless GMU 368 200
Alkali EM Any Sept. 23 - Oct. 12 Antlerless GMU 371 10
Teanaway EM Any Dec. 9-16 Antlerless GMU 335 6
North Bend WM Any Oct. 6-12 Antlerless Elk Area 4601 5
Stella WM Any Jan. 1-16, 2013 Antlerless GMU 504 75
Toledo WM Any Dec. 8-20 Antlerless Elk Area 5029 60
Mossyrock WM Any Jan. 1-16, 2013 Antlerless Elk Area 5052 15
Boistfort WM Any Jan. 1-16, 2013 Antlerless Elk Area 5054 75
Willapa Hills WM Any Dec. 8- 20 Antlerless GMU 506 15
Green Mt. WM Any Jan. 1-16, 2013 Antlerless Elk Area 5051 30
Wildwood WM Any Jan. 1-15, 2013 Antlerless Elk Area 5061 50
Mudflow WM Any Oct. 6-12 Antlerless Elk Area 5099 10
Winston WM Any Oct. 6-12 Antlerless GMU 520 90
Margaret WM Any Oct. 6-12 Antlerless GMU 524 70
Ryderwood WM Any Oct. 6-12 Antlerless GMU 530 50
Coweeman WM Any Nov. 21-30 Antlerless GMU 550 90
Yale WM Any Oct. 6-12 Antlerless GMU 554 40
Yale WM Any Nov. 21 - Dec. 15 Antlerless GMU 554 35
Toutle WM Any Oct. 6-12 Antlerless GMU 556 100
Lewis River WM Any Oct. 6-12 Antlerless GMU 560 50
Washougal WM Any Nov. 21-30 Antlerless GMU 568 50
Siouxon WM Any Oct. 6-12 Antlerless GMU 572 15
Wind River WM Any Nov. 21-30 Antlerless GMU 574 100
West Klickitat WM Any Nov. 21-30 Antlerless GMU 578 150
Upper Smith Creek WM Any Oct. 13-19 Antlerless Elk Area 5064 4
Mount Whittier WM Any Oct. 13-19 Antlerless Elk Area 5065 2
North Minot WM Any Oct. 6-12 Antlerless Elk Area 6067 10
Mashel WM Any Jan. 1-15, 2013 Antlerless Elk Area 6054 25
North River WM Any Nov. 21 - Dec. 15 Antlerless GMU 658 20

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
North Bend WF, WM, WA Youth Nov. 3-9 Antlerless Elk Area 4601 5
Toledo WF, WM, WA Youth Aug. 1-7 Antlerless Elk Area 5029 20
Mudflow WF, WM, WA Youth Nov. 19-25 Any bull Elk Area 5099 3
Mudflow WF, WM, WA Youth Nov. 19-25 Antlerless Elk Area 5099 4
Dungeness WF, WM, WA Youth Nov. 1 - Dec. 31 Any bull Elk Area 6071, north of HWY 101 10HC

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
Aladdin EF 65+ Oct. 27 - Nov. 4 Antlerless GMU 111 5
Northeast EF 65+ Oct. 27 - Nov. 4 and Dec. 16-31 Antlerless GMUs 113, 117 10
Prescott EF 65+ Oct. 27 - Nov. 4 Antlerless GMU 149 5
Blue Creek EF 65+ Oct. 27 - Nov. 4 Antlerless GMU 154 5
Dayton EF 65+ Oct. 27 - Nov. 4 Antlerless GMUs 162, 163 10
Lick Creek EF 65+ Oct. 27 - Nov. 4 Antlerless GMU 175 5
Peola EF 65+ Oct. 27 - Nov. 4 Antlerless GMU 178 5
Taneum EF 65+ Oct. 31 - Nov. 11 Antlerless GMU 336 15
Manastash EF 65+ Oct. 31 - Nov. 11 Antlerless GMU 340 20
Umtanum EF 65+ Oct. 31 - Nov. 11 Antlerless GMU 342 20
Cowiche EF 65+ Oct. 31 - Nov. 11 Antlerless GMU 368 15
Alkali EF 65+ Oct. 13 - Nov. 2 Antlerless GMU 371 5
Margaret WF, WM, WA 65+ Nov. 21-30 Antlerless GMU 524 20
Toledo WF, WM, WA 65+ Aug. 15-21 Antlerless Elk Area 5029 20
Centralia Mine WF 65+ Oct. 20-21 Antlerless Elk Area 6011 3
Centralia Mine WF 65+ Oct. 27-28 Antlerless Elk Area 6011 3
Hanaford WF, WM, WA 65+ Jan. 1-15, 2013 Antlerless Elk Area 6069 5
Hanaford WF, WM, WA 65+ Jan. 16-30, 2013 Antlerless Elk Area 6069 5

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. 14-21 Antlerless Elk Area 1015 6
Observatory EF, EM Hunters w/ Disabilities Oct. 22 - Nov. 4 Any bull GMUs 340, 342 5
Little Naches EF, EM, EA Hunters w/ Disabilities Oct. 1-10 Any bull GMU 346 5
Little Naches EF, EM, EA Hunters w/ Disabilities Oct. 31 - Nov. 11 Antlerless GMU 346 5
Alkali EF Hunters w/ Disabilities Oct. 13 - Nov. 2 Any bull GMU 371 5
Corral Canyon EF, EM, EA Hunters w/ Disabilities Sept. 23-30 Any bull Elk Area 3721 2
Toledo WF, WM, WA Hunters w/ Disabilities Aug. 8-14 Antlerless Elk Area 5029 20
Mudflow WF, WM, WA Hunters w/ Disabilities Oct. 22-30 Antlerless Elk Area 5099 4
Mudflow WF, WM, WA Hunters w/ Disabilities Sept. 17-23 Any bull Elk Area 5099 4
Centralia Mine WF Hunters w/ Disabilities Oct. 6-7 Antlerless Designated Areas in Elk Area 6011 3
Centralia Mine WF Hunters w/ Disabilities Oct. 13-14 Antlerless Designated Areas in 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
Region 1 North EF, EA, EM

2nd tag

Master Hunter Aug. 1, 2012 - Mar. 31, 2013 Antlerless Designated areas in Ferry, Stevens, and Pend Oreille counties 10HC
Region 1 Central EF, EA, EM

2nd tag

Master Hunter Aug. 1, 2012 - Mar. 31, 2013 Antlerless Designated areas in Spokane and Lincoln counties 20HC
Region 1 South EF, EA, EM/

2nd tag

Master Hunter Aug. 1, 2012 - Mar. 31, 2013 Antlerless Designated areas in Whitman, Walla Walla, Columbia, Garfield, and Asotin counties 10HC
Region 2 Any elk tag/2nd tag Master Hunter Aug. 1, 2012 - Mar. 31, 2013 Antlerless Designated Areas in Region 2 50HC
Fairview Any elk tag/2nd tag Master Hunter Nov. 1 - Feb. 28, 2013 Antlerless Designated Areas in GMUs 328-368 40HC
Region 3 Any elk tag/2nd tag Master Hunter Aug. 1, 2012 - Mar. 31, 2013 Antlerless Designated Areas in Region 3 UnlimitedHC
Rattlesnake Hills Any elk tag/2nd tag Master Hunter Aug. 1 - Feb. 28, 2013