WSR 12-19-091

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Filed September 19, 2012, 9:13 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 12-10-035.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: The subject of this proposed rule making is updating, reorganizing, clarifying, and streamlining several wildlife and fish rules within the department's WACs. Sections from chapters 220-16, 220-20, 220-55, 220-56, 220-74, 220-76, 220-85, 220-90, 220-100, 232-12, 232-13, 232-16, and 232-28 WAC are involved in this rule-making project. The title of this project is technical WAC amendments and repeal, Round 4 (changes to wildlife rules and other rules) as found on the department's rule-making activity page.

The following rules are amended: WAC 220-20-039 Live fish -- Import and transfer, 220-20-040 General provisions -- Rearing and planting food fish, 220-55-230 Columbia River endorsement, 220-56-360 Razor clams -- Areas and seasons, 220-56-372 Razor clam sanctuaries, 220-76-020 Aquatic farm registration form -- Required information, 220-90-010 Herring hardship validations, qualifications, and conditions, 220-90-015 Resort or marina -- Owner or operator, 232-12-025 Hunts authorized pursuant to RCW 77.12.240, 232-12-064 Live wildlife, 232-12-091 Commercial buying and processing of anadromous game fish or roe, 232-12-097 Transportation of anadromous game fish and roe, 232-12-242 Hunting restrictions, 232-12-261 Live decoys unlawful, 232-12-289 Official hunting hours for game birds and game animals, 232-28-248 Special closures and firearm restriction areas, 232-28-273 2012-2014 Moose, bighorn sheep, and mountain goat seasons and permit quotas, 232-28-337 Deer and elk area description, and 232-28-342 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15 Small game and other wildlife seasons and regulations.

The following are proposed new rules: WAC 232-12-063 Live wildlife -- Facility, fencing, and marking requirements, 232-12-288 Official hunting hours for game animals and forest grouse, 232-28-622 2012-2014 Big horn sheep seasons and permit quotas, 232-28-623 2012-2014 Mountain goat seasons and permit quotas, 232-28-624 Deer area description, and 232-28-625 Hound hunting prohibited during deer and elk hunting.

The following rules are repealed: WAC 220-16-255 Geographical definitions -- Razor clam areas, 220-74-015 Surplus salmon eggs, 220-85-115 Rules of practice and procedure, 220-100-068 Formal administrative appeal of department environmental determinations, 232-16-010 Establishment of game reserves, and 232-28-285 2010-2011 Pilot cougar hunting seasons with the aid of dogs.

Hearing Location(s): Natural Resources Building, First Floor, Room 172, 1111 Washington Street S.E., Olympia, WA 98504, on November 2, 2012, at 8:30 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: On or after December 14, 2012.

Submit Written Comments to: Joanna Eide, Enforcement Program, 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501, e-mail Joanna.Eide@dfw.wa.gov, fax (360) 902-2155, by October 19, 2012.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Tami Lininger by October 24, 2012, TTY (800) 833-6388 or (360) 902-2267.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: This proposed rule making is to streamline, reorganize, and update rules in accordance with the WAC overhaul project currently underway. The Washington department of fish and wildlife's (WDFW) administrative code is in need of updating and consolidation. The agency's RCWs were combined and updated after the department of fisheries and the department of wildlife consolidated, but a consolidation, clean-up, and streamlining of the administrative codes was never done. These changes are part of a larger effort to reorganize and update the agency's administrative code. Anticipated effects are minimal; this project involves merely rewording, clarifying, and reorganizing rules already in existence. See above for a list of rules amended, new rules proposed, and rules repealed as part of this proposal.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: WDFW needs these changes to increase efficiency, functionality, and clarity of the rules within WDFW's administrative code. The changes promote increases in conservation and availability of resources. The proposal is part of WDFW's WAC overhaul project to streamline, update, and reorganize WDFW's administrative code.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.013, 77.04.055, 77.12.045, and 77.12.047.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 77.12.045 and 77.12.047.

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

Name of Proponent: WDFW, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Joanna Eide, 1111 Washington Street S.E., Olympia, WA 98504, (360) 902-2403; Implementation: Deputy Chief Mike Cenci, 1111 Washington Street S.E., Olympia, WA 98504, (360) 902-2938; and Enforcement: Chief Bruce Bjork, 1111 Wasshington [Washington] Street S.E., Olympia, WA 98504, (360) 902-2373.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. This proposed rule making will not affect small businesses.

A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. These proposals do not involve hydraulics.

September 19, 2012

Joanna M. Eide

Administrative Regulations Analyst

OTS-5026.1


REPEALER

     The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
WAC 220-16-255 Geographical definitions -- Razor clam areas.

OTS-5012.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 82-105, filed 8/13/82)

WAC 220-20-039   Live fish -- Import and transfer.   (1) It is unlawful for any person, group, corporation, association, or government entity to import into, transport, or possess within the state of Washington live fish and/or the viable sexual products ((thereof, except)) of fish without first obtaining a permit to do so from the director. The only exception is for aquarium fish, game fish, indigenous marine baitfish, and mosquito fish (genus Gambusia ((spp.))) when used by agencies authorized by chapter 17.28 RCW ((without having first obtained a permit to do so from the director of the department of fisheries)). The permit ((shall)) must accompany the fish and/or sexual products at all times within the state of Washington and ((shall)) must be presented to department ((of fisheries)) employees on demand.

(2) For any permit issued under subsection (1) of this section, the director may impose conditions ((in any permit)) as necessary to ((insure)) ensure the protection of food fish ((within this state)) populations from infectious, contagious, or communicable diseases and pests.

(3) It ((shall be)) is unlawful to violate the terms and conditions ((of)) imposed on any permit issued under subsection (1) of this section. In addition to ((any other)) penalties provided by law, violation of ((these rules on)) the permit terms and conditions ((of any permit)) may result in the suspension and/or revocation of the permit.

(4) Violation of this section is punishable under RCW 77.15.253, 77.15.290, or 77.15.750, depending on the species, value of the species, and the circumstances underlying the violation.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 82-17-040 (Order 82-105), 220-20-039, filed 8/13/82.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 76-96, filed 9/23/76)

WAC 220-20-040   General provisions -- Rearing and planting food fish.   (((1))) It ((shall be)) is unlawful for any person, group, corporation, association, or governmental entity to plant or release any food fish into the waters of the state of Washington without first obtaining a permit from the department ((of fisheries)). ((No permit shall be issued)) The department may not issue a permit unless the following time periods are observed((,)) and ((the following)) information is provided to the department prior to planting((.)):

(((a))) (1) Thirty days prior to obtaining or importing food fish or food fish eggs, fry, or fingerlings((, or importing the same)) with the ((eventual intent to plant)) intention of planting them in ((the waters of the state of)) Washington state waters, the person, group, corporation, association, or governmental entity ((so intending to plant shall)) must provide the department with information ((as to)) regarding the:

(a) Source of the food fish or food fish eggs, fry, or fingerlings((,));

(b) Species, race, and size of the food fish or food fish eggs, fry, or fingerlings; and

(c) Time and place for the proposed release or other disposition ((and the size)) of the food fish to be planted.

(((b))) (2) Thereafter, the department ((shall)) will examine the provided information and determine ((if)) whether it should issue a permit ((for the planting of the food fish should be issued. If a proposed plant)). The department will not issue a permit if the planting:

(a) Presents an important conflict or competition to the established stocks in the waters to be planted((,));

(b) Conflicts with the department's overall management plan for the waters ((to be planted,)) in which the planting is proposed;

(c) Would cause a significant decrease in the abundance of stocks already present((,)); or

(d) Would significantly inhibit the ability to harvest existing stocks((, a permit for planting shall not be issued)).

(((c))) (3) Thirty days prior to planting, and within ((ten)) 10 days of the actual plant, the permittee must make the food fish to be released ((must be made)) available to the department for inspection for disease. If the ((department's)) department representative ((so)) inspecting the fish is not satisfied the food fish are disease-free((,)) or otherwise in a condition specified in ((paragraph (b))) subsection (2) of this ((regulation)) section, then the department representative may not allow the food fish ((shall not)) to be released in ((the waters of the)) state waters, and may automatically withdraw any prior ((departmental)) department approval for ((such)) the planting ((is automatically withdrawn)). In lieu of actual department inspection, the department will consider a certification by department-approved pathologists that the food fish to be released are disease-free ((in lieu of actual department inspection)).

(((d))) (4) Any person, group, corporation, association or governmental entity intending to release food fish in the waters of the state, ((shall)) must report ((immediately)) to the department immediately the outbreak of any disease among the food fish, food fish eggs, fry or fingerlings intended to be released. If ((such)) an outbreak presents a threat to ((such)) a state fishery resource ((of the state)), the department may immediately order ((such)) actions necessary to protect the state's fisheries((, including quarantine or destruction of stocks, sterilization of closures and facilities, cessation of activities, and disposal of the infected fish)) in a manner satisfactory to the department, including quarantine or destruction of stocks, sterilization of closures and facilities, cessation of activities, and disposal of the infected fish.

(((e) No food fish covered by a permit issued under this regulation shall be branded, tattooed, tagged, fin-clipped)) (5) It is unlawful to brand, tattoo, tag, fin-clip, or otherwise ((marked)) mark food fish covered under a permit under this section for identification without prior approval by the department.

(((f) No)) (6) It is unlawful to construct or operate facilities ((shall be constructed or operated)) for ((the purpose of)) food fish ((propagations)) propagating or rearing without first obtaining a permit from the department. ((No)) The department may not issue a permit ((shall be issued)) unless the entity wanting to propagate or rear the fish provides the following information ((is provided the department)) prior to beginning construction of ((such)) a facility:

(((i))) (a) The ((person, group, corporation, association, or governmental entity so intended to construct such facility shall provide the department information as to the)) species to be produced in the facility or otherwise affected by the facility((, and));

(b) A general plan of times and places for the proposed releases or other disposition ((and));

(c) The size, age, and maturity of the food fish to be released((.)); and

(d) Functional plans for ((construction of such)) constructing the facility ((shall also be provided to the department)).

(((ii) Thereafter,)) (7) Once the department ((shall)) receives the information required under subsection (6) of this section, it will examine the ((provided)) information and determine ((if)) whether the facility construction permit ((for construction of the facility shall)) should be issued. The department will not issue a permit if the proposed planting, release, or operational scheme:

(a) Presents an important conflict or competition to established stocks of food fish((,));

(b) Conflicts with the department's overall management plan for the waters or areas to be planted((,));

(c) Would cause a significant decrease in the abundance of stocks already present((,)); or

(d) Will significantly inhibit the ability to harvest existing stocks((, a permit for construction will not be issued)).

(((iii))) (8) The department may revoke a permit for construction or operation of a propagation facility ((will be revoked)) if any food fish are planted, released, or otherwise disposed of by ((any person, group, corporation, association or governmental entity which is the holder of)) entity that holds a construction or operation permit under this ((paragraph if the holder)) section and does not, prior to planting or releasing the fish, provide the department with the ((additional)) required information and secure ((the)) any additional permits ((required by)) this ((regulation)) section requires.

(((g))) (9) The department will establish an advisory committee of potentially affected groups ((will be established)) to provide technical input on the requirements of this section.

[Order 76-96, 220-20-040, filed 9/23/76.]

OTS-5013.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 11-184, filed 8/3/11, effective 9/3/11)

WAC 220-55-230   Columbia River endorsement.   Anglers ((fifteen)) 15 years of age ((or)) and older must ((be)) purchase and have a valid Columbia River endorsement in their possession ((of a valid Columbia River endorsement)) to fish for salmon or steelhead in the following waters:

(1) Mainstem Columbia River from the Rocky Point/Tongue Point line to Chief Joseph Dam

(2) Deep River (Wahkiakum County)

(3) Grays River (Wahkiakum County) mouth to mouth of South Fork

(a) Grays River, West Fork mouth to hatchery intake footbridge

(b) Grays River, East Fork

(4) Skamokawa River (Wahkiakum County) mouth (Hwy 4 Bridge) to forks below Oatfield and Middle Valley Road

(5) Elochoman River (Wahkiakum County) mouth to mouth of West Fork

(6) Mill Creek (Lewis County)

(7) Abernathy Creek (Cowlitz County) mouth to Abernathy Falls

(8) Germany Creek (Cowlitz County) mouth to end of Germany Creek Road

(9) Coal Creek (Cowlitz County) mouth to 400 feet below falls

(10) Cowlitz River (Cowlitz County) mouth to mouth of Ohanapecosh and Muddy forks

(a) Blue Creek mouth to Spencer Road

(b) Lacamas Creek (Lewis County)

(c) Mill Creek mouth to hatchery road crossing culvert

(d) Olequa Creek

(e) Tilton River mouth to West Fork

(f) Tilton River, East Fork

(g) Tilton River, North Fork

(h) Tilton River, South Fork

(i) Tilton River, West Fork

(j) Mayfield Lake

(k) Lake Scanewa

(l) Cispus River (Lewis County) mouth to North Fork

(11) Coweeman River (Cowlitz County)

(12) Toutle River (Cowlitz County) mouth to forks

(a) Toutle River, North Fork

(b) Toutle River, South Fork

(c) Green River (Cowlitz County) mouth to Miner's Creek

(13) Kalama River (Cowlitz County) mouth to Kalama Falls

Gobar Creek (Cowlitz County)

(14) Lewis River (Clark/Cowlitz counties) mouth to mouth of East Fork

(a) Lewis River, North Fork mouth to Merwin Dam

(b) Lewis River, East Fork

(c) Cedar Creek (Clark County)

(15) Salmon Creek (Clark County) mouth to 72nd Ave. N.E.

(16) Washougal River (Clark County)

(17) Washougal River West, North Fork

Little Washougal

(18) Camas Slough (Clark County) (waters outside the mouth of the Washougal River, north of Lady Island, and downstream of the Highway 14 Bridge at the upstream end of Lady Island)

(19) Drano Lake (Skamania County) (little White Salmon River downstream of the markers on point of land downstream and across from Little White Salmon National Fish Hatchery and upstream of Highway 14 Bridge)

(20) Hamilton Creek (Skamania County)

(21) Rock Creek (Skamania County)

(22) Wind River (Skamania County)

(23) White Salmon River (Klickitat/Skamania counties) mouth to ((Northwestern (Condit) Dam)) county road bridge below powerhouse, and Lake Road Bridge to Big Brother Falls at river mile 16

(24) Klickitat River (Klickitat County)

(25) Walla Walla River (Walla Walla County) and tributaries

(26) Mill Creek (Walla Walla County)

(27) Touchet River (Columbia/Walla Walla counties) mouth to confluence of North Fork and South Fork

(a) Touchet River, North Fork

(b) Touchet River, South Fork

(c) Touchet River, Wolf Fork

(28) Grande Ronde River (Asotin County)

(29) Snake River mainstem

Palouse River (Whitman County) (below the falls)

(30) Tucannon River (Columbia/Garfield counties)

(31) Yakima River (Benton/Yakima/Kittitas counties) mouth to 400 feet below Prosser Dam and Sunnyside (Parker) Dam to Roza Dam

(32) Wenatchee River mouth to Lake Wenatchee (((including Lake Jolanda)))

(33) Chelan River (Chelan County) mouth (railroad bridge) to Chelan PUD safety barrier below the powerhouse

(34) Icicle River (Chelan County) mouth to Leland Creek

(35) Lake Wenatchee (Chelan County)

(36) Entiat River (Chelan County) mouth to Entiat Falls

(37) Methow River (Okanogan County) mouth to Foghorn Dam

(38) Okanogan River (Okanogan County)

(39) Lake Osoyoos (Okanogan County)

(40) Similkameen River (Okanogan County) mouth to Enloe Dam

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.020 and 77.12.047. 11-16-103 (Order 11-184), 220-55-230, filed 8/3/11, effective 9/3/11. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 10-07-105 (Order 10-64), 220-55-230, filed 3/19/10, effective 5/1/10.]

OTS-5014.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 92-19, filed 5/12/92, effective 6/12/92)

WAC 220-56-360   Razor clams -- Areas and seasons.   (1) The following areas are defined as razor clam areas:

(a) "Razor Clam Area 1" includes the tidelands and waters of the Pacific Ocean and Willapa Harbor between Cape Disappointment and the northern shore of Willapa Bay west of the Tokeland Marina (not including the beaches within the Shoalwater Bay Indian Reservation);

(b) "Razor Clam Area 2" includes the tidelands and waters of the Pacific Ocean and Grays Harbor between the northern shore of Willapa Bay west of the Tokeland Marina (not including the beaches within the Shoalwater Bay Indian Reservation) and Point Brown;

(c) "Razor Clam Area 3" includes the tidelands and waters of the Pacific Ocean between Point Brown and Cape Flattery.

(2) It is unlawful to take, dig for or possess razor clams taken for personal use from any beaches in Razor Clam Areas 1, 2, ((and)) or 3, except as provided ((for)) by emergency ((regulation adopted by the director)) rule.

(((2))) (3) It is unlawful to dig for razor clams at any time in the Long Beach, Twin Harbors, or Copalis Beach Razor Clam Sanctuaries as defined in WAC 220-56-372.

(4) Violation of this section is an infraction under RCW 77.15.160, a misdemeanor punishable under RCW 77.15.380, Unlawful recreational fishing in the second degree -- Penalty, or a gross misdemeanor under RCW 77.15.370, Unlawful recreational fishing in the first degree -- Penalty, depending on whether any razor clams were harvested and the amount harvested.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 92-11-012 (Order 92-19), 220-56-360, filed 5/12/92, effective 6/12/92; 87-09-066 (Order 87-16), 220-56-360, filed 4/21/87; 85-19-067 (Order 85-134), 220-56-360, filed 9/17/85; 85-12-007 (Order 85-51), 220-56-360, filed 5/23/85; 83-07-043 (Order 83-16), 220-56-360, filed 3/17/83; 83-04-026 (Order 83-05), 220-56-360, filed 1/27/83; 83-01-025 (Order 82-220), 220-56-360, filed 12/8/82; 82-07-047 (Order 82-19), 220-56-360, filed 3/18/82; 80-03-064 (Order 80-12), 220-56-360, filed 2/27/80, effective 4/1/80.]

OTS-5015.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 00-29, filed 3/29/00, effective 5/1/00)

WAC 220-56-372   Razor clam sanctuaries.   The ((following)) areas described below are ((hereby)) set aside for experimental purposes ((by)) for the ((department of fisheries)) department's razor clam ((enhancement)) research project. As need arises ((in the future)), the department will close specific sections of these areas ((will be closed)) to public use for project or experimental purposes.

(1) Long Beach(( - )): From a point beginning 2.7 miles north of the Oysterville beach approach(( - )), then north for ((one quarter)) 1/4 mile (1,320 feet).

(2) Twin Harbors Beach(( - )): From a line extending 1/4 mile (1,320 feet) westward ((from the middle)), south of the county line beach approach ((south for one quarter mile (1,320 feet))).

(3) Copalis Beach(( - )): From a point beginning ((four-tenths)) 4/10 of a mile south of the Ocean City beach approach (2nd Ave.) and extending 1/4 mile (1,320 feet) south ((for one quarter mile (1,320 feet))).

(4) "Beach approach" means a signed and established public access roadway providing access to the beach that is typically maintained by state parks and recreation and may be associated with a city or county road.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080, 77.12.040. 00-08-038 (Order 00-29), 220-56-372, filed 3/29/00, effective 5/1/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 96-05-004 (Order 96-13), 220-56-372, filed 2/9/96, effective 5/1/96; 87-09-066 (Order 87-16), 220-56-372, filed 4/21/87; 83-07-043 (Order 83-16), 220-56-372, filed 3/17/83; 82-07-047 (Order 82-19), 220-56-372, filed 3/18/82; 80-13-064 (Order 80-123), 220-56-372, filed 9/17/80.]

OTS-5016.1


REPEALER

     The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
WAC 220-74-015 Surplus salmon eggs.

OTS-5018.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 89-27, filed 4/27/89)

WAC 220-76-020   Aquatic farm registration form -- Required information.   ((There is hereby created)) If asked by an aquatic farmer, the department will prepare, print, and distribute an aquatic farm registration form ((to be prepared, printed, and distributed on request by the department of fisheries)). The following information ((shall)) must be provided by the aquatic farmer((.)):

(1) ((Company name/owner:)) The name ((of individual or company owning or leasing the aquatic farm)), mailing address, and telephone number((.)) of the individual or company that owns or leases the aquatic farm;

(2) ((Contact person:)) The name and telephone number of ((the individual)) a contact person immediately responsible for operation of the aquatic farm((.));

(3) ((DSHS shellfish certification no.:)) The department of social and health services (DSHS) shellfish certification number ((where required by the department of social and health services.)) if DSHS requires a certification number;

(4) ((Species cultured:)) The common name of aquatic species being cultured((.));

(5) ((Culture method:)) The method(s) of ((cultured used on)) culture the aquatic farmer is using on the farm((.));

(6) If it is a freshwater or onshore aquatic farm, the legal description, street address, county ((and)), aquaculture district ((for freshwater or onshore aquatic farm)), and the number of separate tracts or facilities within ((that)) the district ((which)) that comprise the aquatic farm(s)((.));

(7) If it is a marine aquatic farm, the name of bay or inlet, county, and aquaculture district for ((marine aquatic)) the farm(s)((.));

(8) ((Signature:)) The signature of the company official or owner((.));

(9) A site drawing of the aquatic farm and a brief narrative ((describing)) description of the facility and its operation. Freshwater farms ((should)) must also identify the source of culture water, where the water is discharged, and the watershed where the facility is located((.));

(10) Documentation of ownership or present right of possession of the land comprising the aquatic farm ((is required to be submitted together with the aquatic farm registration form)).

[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 75.58.040. 89-10-033 (Order 89-27), 220-76-020, filed 4/27/89; 86-19-043 (Order 86-102), 220-76-020, filed 9/12/86; Order 980, 220-76-020, filed 2/3/72.]

OTS-5017.1


REPEALER

     The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
WAC 220-85-115 Rules of practice and procedure.

OTS-5019.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 76-148, filed 12/2/76)

WAC 220-90-010   Herring hardship validations, qualifications and conditions -- Individual or operator.   (1) The director ((of fisheries)) may validate an individual or operator to fish for herring ((under the following provisions)) if the individual or operator:

(((1))) (a) Submits proof ((of investment made)) that he or she invested in a boat and herring fishing equipment prior to April 26, 1973 ((to the department of fisheries.

(a) Fish caught shall be utilized)); and

(b) Agrees to use any herring he or she harvests for bait only.

(((b) No such fishing)) (2) It is unlawful to fish for herring in Puget Sound Marine Fish-Shellfish Areas 20A, 20B, 21A, and 21B from April 16 to May 31.

(((c) Validation will be revoked if the conditions are violated)) (3) The department will revoke permits granted under subsection (1) of this section if the individual or operator violates the above conditions.

(4) Violation of this section is a misdemeanor, punishable under RCW 77.15.750, Unlawful use of a department permit -- Penalty.

[Order 76-148, 220-90-010, filed 12/2/76; Order 1193, 220-90-010, filed 3/4/75.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 76-148, filed 12/2/76)

WAC 220-90-015   Herring hardship validations -- Resort or marina -- Owner or operator.   (1) The director ((of fisheries)) may validate an individual owner or operator of a resort or marina to fish for herring ((under the following provisions:

(1))) if the owner or operator submits proof to the department in the form of a notarized affidavit ((to the department of fisheries)) that he or she is unable to purchase live, fresh, or frozen herring (dependent on need) ((cannot be purchased)) from ((a minimum of)) at least three commercial sources at a fair market price.

(2) The following conditions apply to validations granted to resort or marina owners or operators:

(a) Validations ((will be)) are for ((the)) one calendar year only((. Renewal is dependent upon submission));

(b) The director may only renew a validation after receipt of a new affidavit; and

(c) Validations are nontransferable.

(((b) No such fishing)) (3) It is unlawful to fish for herring in Puget Sound Marine Fish-Shellfish Areas 20A, 20B, 21A, and 21B from April 16 to May 31.

(((c))) (4) Herring caught under ((this provision)) this section must be sold at retail only for bait by, and at, ((said)) the resort or marina the department validates to fish for herring.

(((d) Validations under this provision will be nontransferrable.

(e) Validations will be revoked)) (5) The department will revoke validations it grants under subsection (1) of this section if the ((above)) owner or operator violates the conditions ((are violated)) of the validation.

(6) Violation of this section is a misdemeanor, punishable under RCW 77.15.750, Unlawful use of a department permit -- Penalty.

[Order 76-148, 220-90-015, filed 12/2/76; Order 1193, 220-90-015, filed 3/4/75.]

OTS-5020.1


REPEALER

     The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
WAC 220-100-068 Formal administrative appeal of department environmental determinations.

OTS-5021.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 07-38, filed 4/13/07, effective 5/14/07)

WAC 232-12-025   Depredation hunts ((authorized pursuant to RCW 77.12.240)).   Anyone participating in a director-authorized hunt pursuant to RCW 77.12.240 must ((conduct themselves in accordance)) comply with the following ((rules)):

(1) Black bear.

(a) No dogs ((are permitted)) may be out of the vehicle, including on a strikeboard, outside of the designated hunting area. If the bear is started inside a permit area, it may be pursued and killed outside the permit boundaries.

(b) When a bear is taken, the permittee ((shall)) must skin the entire bear, including head, leaving the claws attached, and deliver the hide, ((together)) along with the first tooth behind the canine tooth on the lower jaw, to ((the)) a WDFW regional office. All bear hides taken pursuant to a black bear damage permit ((shall)) must be disposed of as prescribed in ((RCW 77.12.240)) the depredation permit.

(c) Within ((five)) 5 days after ((expiration of)) a black bear permit expires, the permittee ((shall)) must return ((to the respective region a bear hunting report and)) the windshield identification cards and a bear hunting report to the respective WDFW regional office. Failure to comply with this provision ((shall constitute ineligibility)) renders the permittee ineligible for the next year's black bear damage permit drawings.

(d) The permittee ((shall abide by)) must follow all conditions ((as set forth on)) included in the black bear damage permit. Failure to comply with these hunting conditions ((shall constitute)) is a violation of RCW ((77.16.020(1) (Hunting bear during closed season))) 77.15.245, 77.15.410, or 77.15.750, depending on the circumstances of the violation.

(2) Deer and elk.

(a) Only persons with a damage permit (hot-spot hunt, kill permit, or landowner preference permit) ((are allowed to)) may hunt and take one deer or one elk as designated on ((their)) the damage control permit.

(b) Hunters must have valid, unused general deer/elk tags to hunt and kill a legal animal during the prescribed damage permit hunt. If a hunter takes an animal of the same species during an earlier hunt, that person ((will be)) is ineligible for a damage hunt permit.

(c) Deer and elk damage control hunts ((will be)) are for antlerless only, unless((,)) the damage permit specifies either sex.

(d) ((The April 1 to June 30 time period will be excluded from)) Damage control hunts are unlawful from April 1 to June 30.

(e) Permittees may only hunt ((only)) within the prescribed area and season dates as specified on ((their)) the permit. If a deer or elk is wounded inside the damage hunt area, it may be pursued and taken outside permit boundaries.

(f) Within ((five)) 5 days after ((expiration of)) a deer or elk permit expires, the permittee ((shall)) must return ((to the respective region)) a deer/elk hunting report to the respective WDFW regional office. Failure to comply with this ((provision shall constitute ineligibility)) subsection makes the permittee ineligible for the next year's damage permit drawings.

(3) Permittees and hunters must comply with the requirements of this section. A violation of this section is punishable under RCW 77.15.410 or 77.15.750, depending on the circumstances of the violation.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.015 and 77.12.240. 07-09-060 (Order 07-38), 232-12-025, filed 4/13/07, effective 5/14/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.240. 85-04-042 (Order 241), 232-12-025, filed 2/1/85; 84-04-015 (Order 222), 232-12-025, filed 1/24/84.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 270, filed 4/10/86)

WAC 232-12-091   Commercial buying and processing of anadromous game fish or roe.   (1) It is unlawful to buy, sell, or possess with the intent to sell, anadromous game fish or roe((, without having in possession)) unless the person has a valid anadromous game fish buyer's license or a copy of the valid license in possession and ((comply)) complies with the following provisions:

(a) An anadromous game fish buyer's license is valid for ((a)) one year (January 1 to December 31).

(b) Fish buyer's licenses ((must)) may be obtained by applying to the department ((of Game, 600 North Capitol Way)) at 1111 Washington St. S.E., Olympia, Washington 98504 or through the department's web site at www.wdfw.wa.gov.

(c) ((The anadromous game fish buyer's license, or a copy, must be in possession of a person buying anadromous game fish or roe.

(d))) Fish buyer's licenses are not transferable.

(((e))) (d) Fish buyer's licenses only authorize a person to buy ((only)) anadromous game fish or roe taken during lawful open seasons by treaty Indians ((possessing)) who possess valid federal or tribal fishing identification cards ((during lawful open seasons)).

(2) Violation of subsection (1) of this section is a gross misdemeanor or class C felony punishable under 77.15.620, Engaging in fish dealing activity -- Unlicensed -- Penalty, depending on the circumstances of the violation.

(3) It is unlawful for a person ((possessing or buying)) to possess or buy anadromous game fish or roe from a treaty Indian ((to not comply with the following)), in violation of the following requirements:

(a) The buyer must possess a valid fish buyer's license;

(b) The buyer must completely, accurately, and legibly fill out a state of Washington treaty Indian fish receiving ticket including: The name of the seller or the seller's tribal identification number, the seller's tribal affiliation, the numbers of fish or skeins of roe, the marine area or river where the fish or roe was caught, and the signature of the person directly receiving the fish((.));

(((b))) (c) The buyer must obtain the signature of the seller on the tribal copy of the treaty Indian fish receiving ticket((.));

(((c))) (d) The buyer must transmit the treaty Indian fish receiving tickets daily to the Northwest Indian ((Fish)) Fisheries Commission((.)); and

(((d))) (e) The buyer must retain a copy of the receiving ticket with the anadromous game fish or roe as long as he or she has the fish or roe ((are)) in possession.

(((3))) (4) Violation of subsection (3) of this section is punishable under RCW 77.15.630 or 77.15.640, depending on the circumstances of the violation.

(5) The recipients of fish must possess a sales invoice for transactions involving the possession or sale of treaty caught anadromous game fish between two or more licensed buyers((, the recipients of said fish must possess a sales invoice)).

(((4))) (6) This section does not apply to a person who buys lawfully caught treaty Indian anadromous game fish for personal consumption.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.32.211 and 77.12.040. 86-09-023 (Order 270), 232-12-091, filed 4/10/86. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040. 85-09-014 (Order 247), 232-12-091, filed 4/9/85; 81-12-029 (Order 165), 232-12-091, filed 6/1/81. Formerly WAC 232-12-212.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 165, filed 6/1/81)

WAC 232-12-097   Transportation of anadromous game fish and roe.   (1) It is unlawful to ship or transport game fish and roe by a private or common carrier unless accompanied by an invoice ((which)) that includes:

(a) The name and address of the consignor and consignee((.));

(b) ((Pounds)) The weight (in pounds) and number of anadromous game fish and skeins of roe in the shipment((.)); and

(c) The date of the shipment.

(2) Transported containers of anadromous game fish ((and)) or roe ((transported)) must be clearly and conspicuously marked indicating the containers' contents. A copy of the invoice ((shall)) must be forwarded by the carrier to the department ((of Game)), 600 North Capitol Way, Olympia, Washington ((98504)) 98501, within ((seven)) 7 days of ((said shipment)) shipping anadromous game fish or roe.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040. 81-12-029 (Order 165), 232-12-097, filed 6/1/81. Formerly WAC 232-12-214.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 593, filed 1/29/93, effective 3/1/93)

WAC 232-12-242   Hunting restrictions.   (1) It ((shall be)) is unlawful to hunt wildlife((, except bear, cougar, mountain goat, mountain sheep, moose, or turkey,)) during any modern firearm deer or elk season((,)) with any firearm 240 caliber or larger, or containing slugs or buckshot, unless the hunter has a valid license, permits and tags for modern firearm deer or elk seasons are in ((the hunter's)) his or her possession.

(2) This section does not apply to people hunting bear, cougar, mountain goat, mountain sheep, or turkey.

(3) Violation of this section is punishable under RCW 77.15.410 or 77.15.430, depending on the circumstances of the violation.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040. 93-04-074 (Order 593), 232-12-242, filed 1/29/93, effective 3/1/93.]


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

WAC 232-12-289   Official hunting hours for game birds ((and game animals)) -- Migratory game birds, upland birds, and wild turkeys.   (1) A person may hunt for migratory game birds (duck, goose, coot, snipe, mourning dove, and band-tailed pigeon); upland birds (pheasant, quail, partridge); and turkey during established seasons. The table below in subsections (4) through (9) of this section contains the legal hunting hours for migratory game birds.

(2) Exceptions to legal hunting hours for migratory game birds.

(a) Western Washington - Pheasant and quail hunting hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in all areas.

(b) Clark (except areas south of the Washougal River), Cowlitz, Pacific, and Wahkiakum counties - Goose hunting hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., except that during the September goose season the hunting hours are 1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset; and during the late goose season, the hunting hours are 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

(c) Hunting hours for falconry seasons (except migratory game bird seasons) are exempt from the hunting hours in subsection (3) of this section, except on designated pheasant release sites.

(((1))) (3) OFFICIAL HUNTING HOURS
((FOR MIGRATORY GAME BIRDS, UPLAND BIRDS, AND WILD TURKEYS*))
WHEN THE SEPTEMBER 1 - JANUARY 31 PERIOD BEGINS ON SUNDAY

Western Washington

from

Eastern Washington

from

Dates (Inclusive) A.M. to P.M. A.M. to P.M.
Daylight Savings Time
Sun. Sept. 1 - Sun. Sept. 8 6:00 7:45 5:45 7:30
Mon. Sept. 9 - Sun. Sept. 15 6:10 7:30 6:00 7:15
Mon. Sept. 16 - Sun. Sept. 22 6:20 7:15 6:10 7:00
Mon. Sept. 23 - Sun. Sept. 29 6:30 7:00 6:20 6:45
Mon. Sept. 30 - Sun. Oct. 6 6:40 6:45 6:30 6:35
Mon. Oct. 7 - Sun. Oct. 13 6:50 6:30 6:40 6:20
Mon. Oct. 14 - Sun. Oct. 20 7:00 6:20 6:50 6:05
Mon. Oct. 21 - Sun. Oct. 27 7:10 6:05 7:00 5:55
Mon. Oct. 28 - Sat. Nov. 2 7:20 5:55 7:10 5:50
Pacific Standard Time
Sun. Nov. 3 6:20 4:55 6:10 4:50
Mon. Nov. 4 - Sun. Nov. 10 6:30 4:45 6:20 4:30
Mon. Nov. 11 - Sun. Nov. 17 6:40 4:35 6:30 4:20
Mon. Nov. 18 - Sun. Nov. 24 6:50 4:25 6:40 4:15
Mon. Nov. 25 - Sun. Dec. 1 7:00 4:20 6:50 4:10
Mon. Dec. 2 - Sun. Dec. 8 7:10 4:20 7:00 4:10
Mon. Dec. 9 - Sun. Dec. 15 7:15 4:20 7:05 4:10
Mon. Dec. 16 - Sun. Dec. 22 7:20 4:20 7:10 4:10
Mon. Dec. 23 - Sun. Dec. 29 7:25 4:25 7:10 4:15
Mon. Dec. 30 - Sun. Jan. 5 7:25 4:30 7:15 4:15
Mon. Jan. 6 - Sun. Jan. 12 7:25 4:35 7:15 4:25
Mon. Jan. 13 - Sun. Jan. 19 7:20 4:45 7:10 4:35
Mon. Jan. 20 - Sun. Jan. 26 7:15 4:55 7:05 4:45
Mon. Jan. 27 - Fri. Jan. 31 7:10 5:05 7:00 4:55

((* These are lawful hunting hours (one-half hour before sunrise to sunset) for migratory game birds (duck, goose, coot, snipe, mourning dove, and band-tailed pigeon); upland birds (pheasant, quail, partridge); and turkey during established seasons.

Exceptions:

(a) Western Washington - Pheasant and quail hunting hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in all areas.
(b) Clark (except areas south of the Washougal River), Cowlitz, Pacific, and Wahkiakum counties - Goose hunting hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., except one-half hour before sunrise to sunset during the September goose season and 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. during the late goose season.
(c) Hunting hours for falconry seasons (except migratory game bird seasons) are exempt from these hunting hours, except on designated pheasant release sites.))

(((2))) (4) OFFICIAL HUNTING HOURS
((FOR MIGRATORY GAME BIRDS, UPLAND BIRDS, AND WILD TURKEYS*))
WHEN THE SEPTEMBER 1 - JANUARY 31 PERIOD BEGINS ON MONDAY

Western Washington

from

Eastern Washington

from

Dates (Inclusive) A.M. to P.M. A.M. to P.M.
Daylight Savings Time
Mon. Sept. 1 - Sun. Sept. 7 6:00 7:45 5:45 7:30
Mon. Sept. 8 - Sun. Sept. 14 6:10 7:30 5:50 7:20
Mon. Sept. 15 - Sun. Sept. 21 6:20 7:15 6:10 7:05
Mon. Sept. 22 - Sun. Sept. 28 6:30 7:00 6:15 6:50
Mon. Sept. 29 - Sun. Oct. 5 6:40 6:45 6:30 6:35
Mon. Oct. 6 - Sun. Oct. 12 6:50 6:30 6:40 6:25
Mon. Oct. 13 - Sun. Oct. 19 7:00 6:20 6:50 6:10
Mon. Oct. 20 - Sun. Oct. 26 7:10 6:10 7:00 5:55
Mon. Oct. 27 - Sat. Nov. 1 7:20 5:55 7:15 5:45
Pacific Standard Time
Sun. Nov. 2 6:20 4:55 6:15 4:45
Mon. Nov. 3 - Sun. Nov. 9 6:30 4:45 6:20 4:30
Mon. Nov. 10 - Sun. Nov. 16 6:40 4:35 6:30 4:25
Mon. Nov. 17 - Sun. Nov. 23 6:50 4:30 6:40 4:15
Mon. Nov. 24 - Sun. Nov. 30 7:00 4:20 6:50 4:10
Mon. Dec. 1 - Sun. Dec. 7 7:10 4:20 7:00 4:10
Mon. Dec. 8 - Sun. Dec. 14 7:15 4:20 7:05 4:05
Mon. Dec. 15 - Sun. Dec. 21 7:20 4:20 7:10 4:10
Mon. Dec. 22 - Sun. Dec. 28 7:25 4:25 7:10 4:10
Mon. Dec. 29 - Sun. Jan. 4 7:25 4:30 7:15 4:15
Mon. Jan. 5 - Sun. Jan. 11 7:25 4:35 7:15 4:25
Mon. Jan. 12 - Sun. Jan. 18 7:25 4:45 7:10 4:35
Mon. Jan. 19 - Sun. Jan. 25 7:20 4:55 7:05 4:45
Mon. Jan. 26 - Fri. Jan. 31 7:10 5:00 7:00 4:55

((* These are lawful hunting hours (one-half hour before sunrise to sunset) for migratory game birds (duck, goose, coot, snipe, mourning dove, and band-tailed pigeon); upland birds (pheasant, quail, partridge); and turkey during established seasons.

Exceptions:

(a) Western Washington - Pheasant and quail hunting hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in all areas.
(b) Clark (except areas south of the Washougal River), Cowlitz, Pacific, and Wahkiakum counties - Goose hunting hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., except one-half hour before sunrise to sunset during the September goose season and 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. during the late goose season.
(c) Hunting hours for falconry seasons (except migratory game bird seasons) are exempt from these hunting hours, except on designated pheasant release sites.))

(((3))) (5) OFFICIAL HUNTING HOURS
((FOR MIGRATORY GAME BIRDS, UPLAND BIRDS, AND WILD TURKEYS*))
WHEN THE SEPTEMBER 1 - JANUARY 31 PERIOD BEGINS ON TUESDAY

Western Washington

from

Eastern Washington

from

Dates (Inclusive) A.M. to P.M. A.M. to P.M.
Daylight Savings Time
Tues. Sept. 1 - Sun. Sept. 6 6:00 7:45 5:50 7:35
Mon. Sept. 7 - Sun. Sept. 13 6:10 7:35 6:00 7:20
Mon. Sept. 14 - Sun. Sept. 20 6:20 7:20 6:05 7:05
Mon. Sept. 21 - Sun. Sept. 27 6:30 7:05 6:15 6:50
Mon. Sept. 28 - Sun. Oct. 4 6:40 6:50 6:25 6:35
Mon. Oct. 5 - Sun. Oct. 11 6:45 6:35 6:35 6:25
Mon. Oct. 12 - Sun. Oct. 18 6:55 6:20 6:45 6:10
Mon. Oct. 19 - Sun. Oct. 25 7:05 6:10 6:55 6:00
Mon. Oct. 26 - Sat. Oct. 31 7:20 5:55 7:05 5:45
Pacific Standard Time
Sun. Nov. 1 6:20 4:55 6:05 4:45
Mon. Nov. 2 - Sun. Nov. 8 6:30 4:45 6:15 4:35
Mon. Nov. 9 - Sun. Nov. 15 6:40 4:35 6:30 4:25
Mon. Nov. 16 - Sun. Nov. 22 6:50 4:30 6:40 4:15
Mon. Nov. 23 - Sun. Nov. 29 7:00 4:25 6:45 4:10
Mon. Nov. 30 - Sun. Dec. 6 7:10 4:20 6:55 4:10
Mon. Dec. 7 - Sun. Dec. 13 7:15 4:20 7:05 4:05
Mon. Dec. 14 - Sun. Dec. 20 7:20 4:20 7:10 4:10
Mon. Dec. 21 - Sun. Dec. 27 7:25 4:20 7:15 4:10
Mon. Dec. 28 - Sun. Jan. 3 7:30 4:30 7:15 4:15
Mon. Jan. 4 - Sun. Jan. 10 7:25 4:35 7:15 4:25
Mon. Jan. 11 - Sun. Jan. 17 7:25 4:45 7:10 4:30
Mon. Jan. 18 - Sun. Jan. 24 7:20 4:55 7:05 4:40
Mon. Jan. 25 - Sat. Jan. 31 7:10 5:00 7:00 4:50

((* These are lawful hunting hours (one-half hour before sunrise to sunset) for migratory game birds (duck, goose, coot, snipe, mourning dove, and band-tailed pigeon); upland birds (pheasant, quail, partridge); and turkey during established seasons.

Exceptions:

(a) Western Washington - Pheasant and quail hunting hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in all areas.
(b) Clark (except areas south of the Washougal River), Cowlitz, Pacific, and Wahkiakum counties - Goose hunting hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., except one-half hour before sunrise to sunset during the September goose season and 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. during the late goose season.
(c) Hunting hours for falconry seasons (except migratory game bird seasons) are exempt from these hunting hours, except on designated pheasant release sites.))

(((4))) (6) OFFICIAL HUNTING HOURS
((FOR MIGRATORY GAME BIRDS, UPLAND BIRDS, AND WILD TURKEYS*))
WHEN THE SEPTEMBER 1 - JANUARY 31 PERIOD BEGINS ON WEDNESDAY

Western Washington

from

Eastern Washington

from

Dates (Inclusive) A.M. to P.M. A.M. to P.M.
Daylight Savings Time
Wed. Sept. 1 - Sun. Sept. 5 6:00 7:45 5:50 7:35
Mon. Sept. 6 - Sun. Sept. 12 6:10 7:35 5:55 7:20
Mon. Sept. 13 - Sun. Sept. 19 6:15 7:20 6:05 7:10
Mon. Sept. 20 - Sun. Sept. 26 6:25 7:05 6:15 6:55
Mon. Sept. 27 - Sun. Oct. 3 6:35 6:50 6:25 6:40
Mon. Oct. 4 - Sun. Oct. 10 6:45 6:40 6:35 6:25
Mon. Oct. 11 - Sun. Oct. 17 6:55 6:25 6:45 6:10
Mon. Oct. 18 - Sun. Oct. 24 7:05 6:10 6:55 6:00
Mon. Oct. 25 - Sun. Oct. 31 7:15 6:00 7:05 5:45
Mon. Nov. 1 - Sat. Nov. 6 7:25 5:50 7:15 5:35
Pacific Standard Time
Sun. Nov. 7 6:25 4:50 6:15 4:35
Mon. Nov. 8 - Sun. Nov. 14 6:40 4:40 6:25 4:25
Mon. Nov. 15 - Sun. Nov. 21 6:50 4:30 6:35 4:20
Mon. Nov. 22 - Sun. Nov. 28 7:00 4:25 6:45 4:10
Mon. Nov. 29 - Sun. Dec. 5 7:05 4:20 6:55 4:10
Mon. Dec. 6 - Sun. Dec. 12 7:15 4:20 7:05 4:05
Mon. Dec. 13 - Sun. Dec. 19 7:20 4:20 7:10 4:05
Mon. Dec. 20 - Sun. Dec. 26 7:25 4:20 7:15 4:10
Mon. Dec. 27 - Sun. Jan. 2 7:25 4:25 7:15 4:15
Mon. Jan. 3 - Sun. Jan. 9 7:25 4:35 7:15 4:20
Mon. Jan. 10 - Sun. Jan. 16 7:25 4:40 7:10 4:30
Mon. Jan. 17 - Sun. Jan. 23 7:20 4:50 7:10 4:40
Mon. Jan. 24 - Mon. Jan. 31 7:10 5:00 7:00 4:50

((* These are lawful hunting hours (one-half hour before sunrise to sunset) for migratory game birds (duck, goose, coot, snipe, mourning dove, and band-tailed pigeon); upland birds (pheasant, quail, partridge); and turkey during established seasons.

Exceptions:

(a) Western Washington - Pheasant and quail hunting hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in all areas.
(b) Clark (except areas south of the Washougal River), Cowlitz, Pacific, and Wahkiakum counties - Goose hunting hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., except one-half hour before sunrise to sunset during the September goose season and 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. during the late goose season.
(c) Hunting hours for falconry seasons (except migratory game bird seasons) are exempt from these hunting hours, except on designated pheasant release sites.))

(((5))) (7) OFFICIAL HUNTING HOURS
((FOR MIGRATORY GAME BIRDS, UPLAND BIRDS, AND WILD TURKEYS*))
WHEN THE SEPTEMBER 1 - JANUARY 31 PERIOD BEGINS ON THURSDAY

Western Washington

from

Eastern Washington

from

Dates (Inclusive) A.M. to P.M. A.M. to P.M.
Daylight Savings Time
Thur. Sept. 1 - Sun. Sept. 4 6:00 7:45 5:45 7:35
Mon. Sept. 5 - Sun. Sept. 11 6:05 7:35 5:55 7:25
Mon. Sept. 12 - Sun. Sept. 18 6:15 7:20 6:05 7:10
Mon. Sept. 19 - Sun. Sept. 25 6:25 7:10 6:10 6:55
Mon. Sept. 26 - Sun. Oct. 2 6:35 6:55 6:25 6:40
Mon. Oct. 3 - Sun. Oct. 9 6:45 6:40 6:35 6:25
Mon. Oct. 10 - Sun. Oct. 16 6:55 6:25 6:45 6:15
Mon. Oct. 17 - Sun. Oct. 23 7:05 6:10 6:55 6:00
Mon. Oct. 24 - Sun. Oct. 30 7:15 6:00 7:05 5:50
Mon. Oct. 31 - Sat. Nov. 5 7:25 5:50 7:15 5:35
Pacific Standard Time
Sun. Nov. 6 6:25 4:50 6:15 4:35
Mon. Nov. 7 - Sun. Nov. 13 6:35 4:40 6:25 4:25
Mon. Nov. 14 - Sun. Nov. 20 6:45 4:30 6:35 4:20
Mon. Nov. 21 - Sun. Nov. 27 6:55 4:25 6:45 4:10
Mon. Nov. 28 - Sun. Dec. 4 7:05 4:20 6:55 4:10
Mon. Dec. 5 - Sun. Dec. 11 7:15 4:20 7:00 4:05
Mon. Dec. 12 - Sun. Dec. 18 7:20 4:20 7:10 4:05
Mon. Dec. 19 - Sun. Dec. 25 7:25 4:20 7:10 4:10
Mon. Dec. 26 - Sun. Jan. 1 7:25 4:25 7:15 4:15
Mon. Jan. 2 - Sun. Jan. 8 7:25 4:30 7:15 4:20
Mon. Jan. 9 - Sun. Jan. 15 7:25 4:40 7:10 4:30
Mon. Jan. 16 - Sun. Jan. 22 7:20 4:50 7:10 4:40
Mon. Jan. 23 - Sun. Jan. 29 7:15 5:00 7:00 4:50
Mon. Jan. 30 - Tues. Jan. 31 7:10 5:05 6:55 4:55

((* These are lawful hunting hours (one-half hour before sunrise to sunset) for migratory game birds (duck, goose, coot, snipe, mourning dove, and band-tailed pigeon); upland birds (pheasant, quail, partridge); and turkey during established seasons.

Exceptions:

(a) Western Washington - Pheasant and quail hunting hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in all areas.
(b) Clark (except areas south of the Washougal River), Cowlitz, Pacific, and Wahkiakum counties - Goose hunting hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., except one-half hour before sunrise to sunset during the September goose season and 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. during the late goose season.
(c) Hunting hours for falconry seasons (except migratory game bird seasons) are exempt from these hunting hours, except on designated pheasant release sites.))

(((6))) (8) OFFICIAL HUNTING HOURS
((FOR MIGRATORY GAME BIRDS, UPLAND BIRDS, AND WILD TURKEYS*))
WHEN THE SEPTEMBER 1 - JANUARY 31 PERIOD BEGINS ON FRIDAY

Western Washington

from

Eastern Washington

from

Dates (Inclusive) A.M. to P.M. A.M. to P.M.
Daylight Savings Time
Fri. Sept. 1 - Sun. Sept. 3 6:00 7:50 5:45 7:35
Mon. Sept. 4 - Sun. Sept. 10 6:05 7:40 5:55 7:25
Mon. Sept. 11 - Sun. Sept. 17 6:15 7:25 6:05 7:10
Mon. Sept. 18 - Sun. Sept. 24 6:25 7:10 6:10 7:00
Mon. Sept. 25 - Sun. Oct. 1 6:35 6:55 6:20 6:45
Mon. Oct. 2 - Sun. Oct. 8 6:45 6:40 6:30 6:30
Mon. Oct. 9 - Sun. Oct. 15 6:55 6:25 6:40 6:15
Mon. Oct. 16 - Sun. Oct. 22 7:05 6:15 6:50 6:00
Mon. Oct. 23 - Sun. Oct. 29 7:10 6:05 7:00 5:50
Mon. Oct. 30 - Sat. Nov. 4 7:25 5:50 7:10 5:40
Pacific Standard Time
Sun. Nov. 5 6:25 4:50 6:10 4:40
Mon. Nov. 6 - Sun. Nov. 12 6:35 4:40 6:25 4:30
Mon. Nov. 13 - Sun. Nov. 19 6:45 4:30 6:35 4:20
Mon. Nov. 20 - Sun. Nov. 26 6:55 4:25 6:45 4:15
Mon. Nov. 27 - Sun. Dec. 3 7:05 4:20 6:55 4:10
Mon. Dec. 4 - Sun. Dec. 10 7:15 4:20 7:00 4:05
Mon. Dec. 11 - Sun. Dec. 17 7:20 4:20 7:10 4:05
Mon. Dec. 18 - Sun. Dec. 24 7:25 4:20 7:10 4:10
Mon. Dec. 25 - Sun. Dec. 31 7:25 4:25 7:15 4:10
Mon. Jan. 1 - Sun. Jan. 7 7:30 4:30 7:15 4:20
Mon. Jan. 8 - Sun. Jan. 14 7:25 4:40 7:15 4:30
Mon. Jan. 15 - Sun. Jan. 21 7:20 4:50 7:10 4:40
Mon. Jan. 22 - Sun. Jan. 28 7:15 5:00 7:00 4:50
Mon. Jan. 29 - Wed. Jan. 31 7:10 5:05 6:55 4:50

((* These are lawful hunting hours (one-half hour before sunrise to sunset) for migratory game birds (duck, goose, coot, snipe, mourning dove, and band-tailed pigeon); upland birds (pheasant, quail, partridge); and turkey during established seasons.

Exceptions:

(a) Western Washington - Pheasant and quail hunting hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in all areas.
(b) Clark (except areas south of the Washougal River), Cowlitz, Pacific, and Wahkiakum counties - Goose hunting hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., except one-half hour before sunrise to sunset during the September goose season and 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. during the late goose season.
(c) Hunting hours for falconry seasons (except migratory game bird seasons) are exempt from these hunting hours, except on designated pheasant release sites.))

(((7))) (9) OFFICIAL HUNTING HOURS
((FOR MIGRATORY GAME BIRDS, UPLAND BIRDS, AND WILD TURKEYS*))
WHEN THE SEPTEMBER 1 - JANUARY 31 PERIOD BEGINS ON SATURDAY

Western Washington

from

Eastern Washington

from

Dates (Inclusive) A.M. to P.M. A.M. to P.M.
Daylight Savings Time
Sat. Sept. 1 - Sun. Sept. 2 6:00 7:50 5:45 7:40
Mon. Sept. 3 - Sun. Sept. 9 6:05 7:40 5:50 7:30
Mon. Sept. 10 - Sun. Sept. 16 6:15 7:25 6:00 7:15
Mon. Sept. 17 - Sun. Sept. 23 6:20 7:10 6:10 7:00
Mon. Sept. 24 - Sun. Sept. 30 6:30 6:55 6:20 6:45
Mon. Oct. 1 - Sun. Oct. 7 6:40 6:45 6:30 6:30
Mon. Oct. 8 - Sun. Oct. 14 6:50 6:30 6:40 6:15
Mon. Oct. 15 - Sun. Oct. 21 7:00 6:15 6:50 6:05
Mon. Oct. 22 - Sun. Oct. 28 7:10 6:05 7:00 5:50
Mon. Oct. 29 - Sat. Nov. 3 7:20 5:50 7:10 5:40
Pacific Standard Time
Sun. Nov. 4 6:20 4:50 6:10 4:40
Mon. Nov. 5 - Sun. Nov. 11 6:35 4:40 6:20 4:30
Mon. Nov. 12 - Sun. Nov. 18 6:45 4:35 6:30 4:20
Mon. Nov. 19 - Sun. Nov. 25 6:55 4:25 6:40 4:15
Mon. Nov. 26 - Sun. Dec. 2 7:05 4:20 6:50 4:10
Mon. Dec. 3 - Sun. Dec. 9 7:10 4:20 7:00 4:05
Mon. Dec. 10 - Sun. Dec. 16 7:20 4:20 7:05 4:05
Mon. Dec. 17 - Sun. Dec. 23 7:25 4:20 7:10 4:05
Mon. Dec. 24 - Sun. Dec. 30 7:25 4:25 7:15 4:10
Mon. Dec. 31 - Sun. Jan. 6 7:25 4:30 7:15 4:20
Mon. Jan. 7 - Sun. Jan. 13 7:25 4:40 7:15 4:25
Mon. Jan. 14 - Sun. Jan. 20 7:20 4:45 7:10 4:35
Mon. Jan. 21 - Sun. Jan. 27 7:15 4:55 7:05 4:45
Mon. Jan. 28 - Thur. Jan. 31 7:10 5:05 7:00 4:55

((* These are lawful hunting hours (one-half hour before sunrise to sunset) for migratory game birds (duck, goose, coot, snipe, mourning dove, and band-tailed pigeon); upland birds (pheasant, quail, partridge); and turkey during established seasons.

Exceptions:

(a) Western Washington - Pheasant and quail hunting hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in all areas.
(b) Clark (except areas south of the Washougal River), Cowlitz, Pacific, and Wahkiakum counties - Goose hunting hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., except one-half hour before sunrise to sunset during the September goose season and 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. during the late goose season.
(c) Hunting hours for falconry seasons (except migratory game bird seasons) are exempt from these hunting hours, except on designated pheasant release sites.

(8) OFFICIAL HUNTING HOURS
FOR GAME ANIMALS AND FOREST GROUSE*
WHEN THE SEPTEMBER 1 - JANUARY 31 PERIOD BEGINS ON SUNDAY


Western Washington

from

Eastern Washington

from

Dates (Inclusive) A.M. to P.M. A.M. to P.M.
Daylight Savings Time
Sun. Sept. 1 - Sun. Sept. 8 6:00 8:15 5:45 8:00
Mon. Sept. 9 - Sun. Sept. 15 6:10 8:00 6:00 7:45
Mon. Sept. 16 - Sun. Sept. 22 6:20 7:45 6:10 7:30
Mon. Sept. 23 - Sun. Sept. 29 6:30 7:30 6:20 7:15
Mon. Sept. 30 - Sun. Oct. 6 6:40 7:15 6:30 7:05
Mon. Oct. 7 - Sun. Oct. 13 6:50 7:00 6:40 6:50
Mon. Oct. 14 - Sun. Oct. 20 7:00 6:50 6:50 6:35
Mon. Oct. 21 - Sun. Oct. 27 7:10 6:35 7:00 6:25
Mon. Oct. 28 - Sat. Nov. 2 7:20 6:25 7:10 6:20
Pacific Standard Time
Sun. Nov. 3 6:20 5:25 6:10 5:20
Mon. Nov. 4 - Sun. Nov. 10 6:30 5:15 6:20 5:00
Mon. Nov. 11 - Sun. Nov. 17 6:40 5:05 6:30 4:50
Mon. Nov. 18 - Sun. Nov. 24 6:50 4:55 6:40 4:45
Mon. Nov. 25 - Sun. Dec. 1 7:00 4:50 6:50 4:40
Mon. Dec. 2 - Sun. Dec. 8 7:10 4:50 7:00 4:40
Mon. Dec. 9 - Sun. Dec. 15 7:15 4:50 7:05 4:40
Mon. Dec. 16 - Sun. Dec. 22 7:20 4:50 7:10 4:40
Mon. Dec. 23 - Sun. Dec. 29 7:25 4:55 7:10 4:45
Mon. Dec. 30 - Sun. Jan. 5 7:25 5:00 7:15 4:45
Mon. Jan. 6 - Sun. Jan. 12 7:25 5:05 7:15 4:55
Mon. Jan. 13 - Sun. Jan. 19 7:20 5:15 7:10 5:05
Mon. Jan. 20 - Sun. Jan. 26 7:15 5:25 7:05 5:15
Mon. Jan. 27 - Fri. Jan. 31 7:10 5:35 7:00 5:25

* These are lawful hunting hours (one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset) for game animals and forest grouse (ruffed, blue, spruce) during established seasons.

Exceptions:

(a) Bobcat and raccoon are exempt from hunting hour restrictions during established bobcat and raccoon seasons except when that area is open to modern firearm hunting of deer or elk, hunting hours shall be one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset.
(b) Hunting hours for falconry seasons (except migratory game bird seasons) are exempt from these hunting hours, except on designated pheasant release sites.

(9) OFFICIAL HUNTING HOURS
FOR GAME ANIMALS AND FOREST GROUSE*
WHEN THE SEPTEMBER 1 - JANUARY 31 PERIOD BEGINS ON MONDAY

Western Washington

from

Eastern Washington

from

Dates (Inclusive) A.M. to P.M. A.M. to P.M.
Daylight Savings Time
Mon. Sept. 1 - Sun. Sept. 7 6:00 8:15 5:50 8:00
Mon. Sept. 8 - Sun. Sept. 14 6:10 8:00 6:00 7:50
Mon. Sept. 15 - Sun. Sept. 21 6:20 7:45 6:10 7:35
Mon. Sept. 22 - Sun. Sept. 28 6:30 7:30 6:15 7:20
Mon. Sept. 29 - Sun. Oct. 5 6:40 7:15 6:30 7:05
Mon. Oct. 6 - Sun. Oct. 12 6:50 7:00 6:40 6:55
Mon. Oct. 13 - Sun. Oct. 19 7:00 6:50 6:50 6:40
Mon. Oct. 20 - Sun. Oct. 26 7:10 6:40 7:00 6:25
Mon. Oct. 27 - Sat. Nov. 1 7:20 6:25 7:15 6:15
Pacific Standard Time
Sun. Nov. 2 6:20 5:25 6:10 5:15
Mon. Nov. 3 - Sun. Nov. 9 6:30 5:15 6:20 5:00
Mon. Nov. 10 - Sun. Nov. 16 6:40 5:05 6:30 4:55
Mon. Nov. 17 - Sun. Nov. 23 6:50 5:00 6:40 4:45
Mon. Nov. 24 - Sun. Nov. 30 7:00 4:50 6:50 4:40
Mon. Dec. 1 - Sun. Dec. 7 7:10 4:50 7:00 4:40
Mon. Dec. 8 - Sun. Dec. 14 7:15 4:50 7:05 4:40
Mon. Dec. 15 - Sun. Dec. 21 7:20 4:50 7:10 4:40
Mon. Dec. 22 - Sun. Dec. 28 7:25 4:55 7:10 4:40
Mon. Dec. 29 - Sun. Jan. 4 7:25 5:00 7:15 4:45
Mon. Jan. 5 - Sun. Jan. 11 7:25 5:05 7:15 4:55
Mon. Jan. 12 - Sun. Jan. 18 7:25 5:15 7:10 5:05
Mon. Jan. 19 - Sun. Jan. 25 7:20 5:25 7:05 5:15
Mon. Jan. 26 - Fri. Jan. 31 7:10 5:30 7:00 5:25

* These are lawful hunting hours (one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset) for game animals and forest grouse (ruffed, blue, spruce) during established seasons.

Exceptions:

(a) Bobcat and raccoon are exempt from hunting hour restrictions during established bobcat and raccoon seasons except when that area is open to modern firearm hunting of deer or elk, hunting hours shall be one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset.
(b) Hunting hours for falconry seasons (except migratory game bird seasons) are exempt from these hunting hours, except on designated pheasant release sites.

(10) OFFICIAL HUNTING HOURS
FOR GAME ANIMALS AND FOREST GROUSE*
WHEN THE SEPTEMBER 1 - JANUARY 31 PERIOD BEGINS ON TUESDAY

Western Washington

from

Eastern Washington

from

Dates (Inclusive) A.M. to P.M. A.M. to P.M.
Daylight Savings Time
Tues. Sept. 1 - Sun. Sept. 6 6:00 8:15 5:50 8:05
Mon. Sept. 7 - Sun. Sept. 13 6:10 8:05 6:00 7:50
Mon. Sept. 14 - Sun. Sept. 20 6:20 7:50 6:05 7:35
Mon. Sept. 21 - Sun. Sept. 27 6:30 7:35 6:15 7:20
Mon. Sept. 28 - Sun. Oct. 4 6:40 7:20 6:25 7:05
Mon. Oct. 5 - Sun. Oct. 11 6:45 7:05 6:35 6:55
Mon. Oct. 12 - Sun. Oct. 18 6:55 6:50 6:45 6:40
Mon. Oct. 19 - Sun. Oct. 25 7:05 6:40 6:55 6:30
Mon. Oct. 26 - Sat. Oct. 31 7:20 6:25 7:05 6:15
Pacific Standard Time
Sun. Nov. 1 6:20 5:25 6:05 5:15
Mon. Nov. 2 - Sun. Nov. 8 6:30 5:15 6:15 5:05
Mon. Nov. 9 - Sun. Nov. 15 6:40 5:05 6:30 4:55
Mon. Nov. 16 - Sun. Nov. 22 6:50 5:00 6:40 4:45
Mon. Nov. 23 - Sun. Nov. 29 7:00 4:55 6:50 4:40
Mon. Nov. 30 - Sun. Dec. 6 7:10 4:50 6:55 4:40
Mon. Dec. 7 - Sun. Dec. 13 7:15 4:50 7:05 4:35
Mon. Dec. 14 - Sun. Dec. 20 7:20 4:50 7:10 4:40
Mon. Dec. 21 - Sun. Dec. 27 7:25 4:50 7:15 4:40
Mon. Dec. 28 - Sun. Jan. 3 7:30 5:00 7:15 4:45
Mon. Jan. 4 - Sun. Jan. 10 7:25 5:05 7:15 4:55
Mon. Jan. 11 - Sun. Jan. 17 7:25 5:15 7:10 5:00
Mon. Jan. 18 - Sun. Jan. 24 7:20 5:25 7:05 5:10
Mon. Jan. 25 - Sat. Jan. 31 7:10 5:30 7:00 5:20

* These are lawful hunting hours (one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset) for game animals and forest grouse (ruffed, blue, spruce) during established seasons.

Exceptions:

(a) Bobcat and raccoon are exempt from hunting hour restrictions during established bobcat and raccoon seasons except when that area is open to modern firearm hunting of deer or elk, hunting hours shall be one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset.
(b) Hunting hours for falconry seasons (except migratory game bird seasons) are exempt from these hunting hours, except on designated pheasant release sites.

(11) OFFICIAL HUNTING HOURS
FOR GAME ANIMALS AND FOREST GROUSE*
WHEN THE SEPTEMBER 1 - JANUARY 31 PERIOD BEGINS ON WEDNESDAY

Western Washington

from

Eastern Washington

from

Dates (Inclusive) A.M. to P.M. A.M. to P.M.
Daylight Savings Time
Wed. Sept. 1 - Sun. Sept. 5 6:00 8:15 5:50 8:05
Mon. Sept. 6 - Sun. Sept. 12 6:10 8:05 5:55 7:50
Mon. Sept. 13 - Sun. Sept. 19 6:15 7:50 6:05 7:40
Mon. Sept. 20 - Sun. Sept. 26 6:25 7:35 6:15 7:25
Mon. Sept. 27 - Sun. Oct. 3 6:35 7:20 6:25 7:10
Mon. Oct. 4 - Sun. Oct. 10 6:45 7:10 6:35 6:55
Mon. Oct. 11 - Sun. Oct. 17 6:55 6:55 6:45 6:40
Mon. Oct. 18 - Sun. Oct. 24 7:05 6:40 6:55 6:30
Mon. Oct. 25 - Sun. Oct. 31 7:15 6:30 7:05 6:15
Mon. Nov. 1 - Sat. Nov. 6 7:25 6:20 7:15 6:05
Pacific Standard Time
Sun. Nov. 7 6:25 5:20 6:15 5:05
Mon. Nov. 8 - Sun. Nov. 14 6:40 5:10 6:25 4:55
Mon. Nov. 15 - Sun. Nov. 21 6:50 5:00 6:35 4:50
Mon. Nov. 22 - Sun. Nov. 28 7:00 4:55 6:45 4:40
Mon. Nov. 29 - Sun. Dec. 5 7:05 4:50 6:55 4:40
Mon. Dec. 6 - Sun. Dec. 12 7:15 4:50 7:05 4:35
Mon. Dec. 13 - Sun. Dec. 19 7:20 4:50 7:10 4:35
Mon. Dec. 20 - Sun. Dec. 26 7:25 4:50 7:15 4:40
Mon. Dec. 27 - Sun. Jan. 2 7:25 4:55 7:15 4:45
Mon. Jan. 3 - Sun. Jan. 9 7:25 5:05 7:15 4:50
Mon. Jan. 10 - Sun. Jan. 16 7:25 5:10 7:10 5:00
Mon. Jan. 17 - Sun. Jan. 23 7:20 5:20 7:10 5:10
Mon. Jan. 24 - Mon. Jan. 31 7:10 5:30 7:00 5:20

* These are lawful hunting hours (one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset) for game animals and forest grouse (ruffed, blue, spruce) during established seasons.

Exceptions:

(a) Bobcat and raccoon are exempt from hunting hour restrictions during established bobcat and raccoon seasons except when that area is open to modern firearm hunting of deer or elk, hunting hours shall be one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset.
(b) Hunting hours for falconry seasons (except migratory game bird seasons) are exempt from these hunting hours, except on designated pheasant release sites.

(12) OFFICIAL HUNTING HOURS
FOR GAME ANIMALS AND FOREST GROUSE*
WHEN THE SEPTEMBER 1 - JANUARY 31 PERIOD BEGINS ON THURSDAY

Western Washington

from

Eastern Washington

from

Dates (Inclusive) A.M. to P.M. A.M. to P.M.
Daylight Savings Time
Thurs. Sept. 1 - Sun. Sept. 4 6:00 8:15 5:45 8:05
Mon. Sept. 5 - Sun. Sept.11 6:05 8:05 5:55 7:55
Mon. Sept. 12 - Sun. Sept. 18 6:15 7:50 6:05 7:40
Mon. Sept. 19 - Sun. Sept. 25 6:25 7:40 6:10 7:25
Mon. Sept. 26 - Sun. Oct. 2 6:35 7:25 6:25 7:10
Mon. Oct. 3 - Sun. Oct. 9 6:45 7:10 6:35 6:55
Mon. Oct. 10 - Sun. Oct. 16 6:55 7:05 6:40 6:45
Mon. Oct. 17 - Sun. Oct. 23 7:05 6:40 6:55 6:30
Mon. Oct. 24 - Sun. Oct. 30 7:15 6:30 7:00 6:20
Mon. Oct. 31 - Sat. Nov. 5 7:25 6:20 7:15 6:05
Pacific Standard Time
Sun. Nov. 6 6:25 5:20 6:15 5:05
Mon. Nov. 7 - Sun. Nov. 13 6:35 5:10 6:25 4:55
Mon. Nov. 14 - Sun. Nov. 20 6:45 5:00 6:35 4:50
Mon. Nov. 21 - Sun. Nov. 27 6:55 4:55 6:45 4:40
Mon. Nov. 28 - Sun. Dec. 4 7:05 4:50 6:55 4:40
Mon. Dec. 5 - Sun. Dec. 11 7:15 4:50 7:00 4:35
Mon. Dec. 12 - Sun. Dec. 18 7:20 4:50 7:10 4:35
Mon. Dec. 19 - Sun. Dec. 25 7:25 4:50 7:10 4:40
Mon. Dec. 26 - Sun. Jan. 1 7:25 4:55 7:15 4:45
Mon. Jan. 2 - Sun. Jan. 8 7:25 5:00 7:15 4:50
Mon. Jan. 9 - Sun. Jan. 15 7:25 5:10 7:10 5:00
Mon. Jan. 16 - Sun. Jan. 22 7:20 5:20 7:10 5:10
Mon. Jan. 23 - Sun. Jan. 29 7:15 5:30 7:00 5:20
Mon. Jan. 30 - Tues. Jan. 31 7:10 5:35 6:55 5:25

* These are lawful hunting hours (one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset) for game animals and forest grouse (ruffed, blue, spruce) during established seasons.

Exceptions:

(a) Bobcat and raccoon are exempt from hunting hour restrictions during established bobcat and raccoon seasons except when that area is open to modern firearm hunting of deer or elk, hunting hours shall be one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset.
(b) Hunting hours for falconry seasons (except migratory game bird seasons) are exempt from these hunting hours, except on designated pheasant release sites.

(13) OFFICIAL HUNTING HOURS
FOR GAME ANIMALS AND FOREST GROUSE*
WHEN THE SEPTEMBER 1 - JANUARY 31 PERIOD BEGINS ON FRIDAY

Western Washington

from

Eastern Washington

from

Dates (Inclusive) A.M. to P.M. A.M. to P.M.
Daylight Savings Time
Fri. Sept. 1 - Sun. Sept. 3 6:00 8:20 5:45 8:05
Mon. Sept. 4 - Sun. Sept. 10 6:05 8:10 5:55 7:55
Mon. Sept. 11 - Sun. Sept. 17 6:15 7:55 6:05 7:40
Mon. Sept. 18 - Sun. Sept. 24 6:25 7:40 6:10 7:30
Mon. Sept. 25 - Sun. Oct. 1 6:35 7:25 6:20 7:15
Mon. Oct. 2 - Sun. Oct. 8 6:45 7:10 6:30 7:00
Mon. Oct. 9 - Sun. Oct. 15 6:55 6:55 6:40 6:45
Mon. Oct. 16 - Sun. Oct. 22 7:05 6:45 6:50 6:30
Mon. Oct. 23 - Sun. Oct. 29 7:10 6:35 7:00 6:20
Mon. Oct. 30 - Sat. Nov. 4 7:25 6:20 7:10 6:10
Pacific Standard Time
Sun. Nov. 5 6:25 5:20 6:10 5:10
Mon. Nov. 6 - Sun. Nov. 12 6:35 5:10 6:25 5:00
Mon. Nov. 13 - Sun. Nov. 19 6:45 5:00 6:35 4:50
Mon. Nov. 20 - Sun. Nov. 26 6:55 4:55 6:45 4:45
Mon. Nov. 27 - Sun. Dec. 3 7:05 4:50 6:55 4:40
Mon. Dec. 4 - Sun. Dec. 10 7:15 4:50 7:00 4:35
Mon. Dec. 11 - Sun. Dec. 17 7:20 4:50 7:10 4:35
Mon. Dec. 18 - Sun. Dec. 24 7:25 4:50 7:10 4:40
Mon. Dec. 25 - Sun. Dec. 31 7:25 4:55 7:15 4:40
Mon. Jan. 1 - Sun. Jan. 7 7:30 5:00 7:15 4:50
Mon. Jan. 8 - Sun. Jan. 14 7:25 5:10 7:15 5:00
Mon. Jan. 15 - Sun. Jan. 21 7:20 5:20 7:10 5:10
Mon. Jan. 22 - Sun. Jan. 28 7:15 5:30 7:00 5:20
Mon. Jan. 29 - Wed. Jan. 31 7:10 5:35 6:55 5:20

* These are lawful hunting hours (one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset) for game animals and forest grouse (ruffed, blue, spruce) during established seasons.

Exceptions:

(a) Bobcat and raccoon are exempt from hunting hour restrictions during established bobcat and raccoon seasons except when that area is open to modern firearm hunting of deer or elk, hunting hours shall be one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset.
(b) Hunting hours for falconry seasons (except migratory game bird seasons) are exempt from these hunting hours, except on designated pheasant release sites.

(14) OFFICIAL HUNTING HOURS
FOR GAME ANIMALS AND FOREST GROUSE*
WHEN THE SEPTEMBER 1 - JANUARY 31 PERIOD BEGINS ON SATURDAY

Western Washington

from

Eastern Washington

from

Dates (Inclusive) A.M. to P.M. A.M. to P.M.
Daylight Savings Time
Sat. Sept. 1 - Sun. Sept. 2 6:00 8:20 5:45 8:10
Mon. Sept. 3 - Sun. Sept. 9 6:05 8:10 5:50 8:00
Mon. Sept. 10 - Sun. Sept. 16 6:15 7:55 6:00 7:45
Mon. Sept. 17 - Sun. Sept. 23 6:20 7:40 6:10 7:30
Mon. Sept. 24 - Sun. Sept. 30 6:30 7:25 6:20 7:15
Mon. Oct. 1 - Sun. Oct. 7 6:40 7:15 6:30 7:00
Mon. Oct. 8 - Sun. Oct. 14 6:50 7:00 6:40 6:45
Mon. Oct. 15 - Sun. Oct. 21 7:00 6:45 6:50 6:35
Mon. Oct. 22 - Sun. Oct. 28 7:10 6:35 7:00 6:20
Mon. Oct. 29 - Sat. Nov. 3 7:20 6:20 7:10 6:10
Pacific Standard Time
Sun. Nov. 4 6:20 5:20 6:10 5:10
Mon. Nov. 5 - Sun. Nov. 11 6:35 5:10 6:20 5:00
Mon. Nov. 12 - Sun. Nov. 18 6:45 5:05 6:30 4:50
Mon. Nov. 19 - Sun. Nov. 25 6:55 4:55 6:40 4:45
Mon. Nov. 26 - Sun. Dec. 2 7:05 4:50 6:50 4:40
Mon. Dec. 3 - Sun. Dec. 9 7:10 4:50 7:00 4:35
Mon. Dec. 10 - Sun. Dec. 16 7:20 4:50 7:05 4:35
Mon. Dec. 17 - Sun. Dec. 23 7:25 4:50 7:10 4:35
Mon. Dec. 24 - Sun. Dec. 30 7:25 4:55 7:15 4:40
Mon. Dec. 31 - Sun. Jan. 6 7:25 5:00 7:15 4:50
Mon. Jan. 7 - Sun. Jan. 13 7:25 5:10 7:15 4:55
Mon. Jan. 14 - Sun. Jan. 20 7:20 5:15 7:10 5:05
Mon. Jan. 21 - Sun. Jan. 27 7:15 5:25 7:05 5:15
Mon. Jan. 28 - Thur . Jan. 31 7:10 5:35 7:00 5:25

* These are lawful hunting hours (one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset) for game animals and forest grouse (ruffed, blue, spruce) during established seasons.

Exceptions:

(a) Bobcat and raccoon are exempt from hunting hour restrictions during established bobcat and raccoon seasons except when that area is open to modern firearm hunting of deer or elk, hunting hours shall be one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset.
(b) Hunting hours for falconry seasons (except migratory game bird seasons) are exempt from these hunting hours, except on designated pheasant release sites.))

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047, 77.12.020, 77.12.570, 77.12.210. 07-11-017 (Order 07-62), 232-12-289, filed 5/3/07, effective 6/3/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 03-06-110 (Order 03-23), 232-12-289, filed 3/5/03, effective 4/5/03.]

OTS-5022.1


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-12-063   Live wildlife- -- Facility, fencing, and marking requirements.   (1) Secure facility:

(a) All captive wildlife held under a department issued permit must be held in a secure facility. For the purposes of this rule, a secure facility is an enclosure constructed to prevent danger to the environment or wildlife of the state, including escape of live wildlife specimens in captivity or ingress of resident wildlife ungulates (hoofed animals).

(b) For wildlife listed in WAC 232-12-064(2), the secure facility must comply with the fencing requirements in subsection (2) of this section.

(2) Fencing requirements:

(a) Perimeter fences must be, at a minimum, 8 feet above ground level for their entire length. The bottom 6 feet must be mesh of sufficient size to prevent resident wildlife ungulates (hoofed animals) from entering and captive wildlife from escaping. If the wire used is not a full 8 feet in height, it must be overlapped one row and securely fastened at every other vertical row or woven together with cable. Supplemental wire required to attain a height of 8 feet may be smooth, barbed, or woven wire (at least 12 1/2 gauge) with strands spaced not more than 6 inches apart.

(b) Perimeter fences constructed of high tensile wire must be supported by a post or stay at minimum intervals of 8 feet.

(c) Perimeter fences must be at least 12 1/2 gauge woven wire, 14 1/2 gauge high-tensile woven wire, chain link, nonclimbable woven fence, or other fence approved by the director.

(d) Electric fencing materials may be used on perimeter fences only as a supplement to conventional fencing materials.

(e) All gates in the perimeter fences must be self-closing, equipped with 2 locking devices, and installed only in locations that have been approved by the director. Double gates may be required at points in the perimeter fences subject to frequent vehicle traffic that is not related to activities involving the holding of captive wildlife.

(f) Posts used in the perimeter fences must be:

(i) Wood (pressure treated), 5-inch minimum diameter or an equivalent as approved by the director;

(ii) Spaced no more than 24 feet apart with stays or supports at eight foot intervals between the posts;

(iii) Extended at least 8 feet above ground level; and

(iv) Constructed with corners braced with wood or with an equivalent material as approved by the director.

(g) Fences must be maintained at all times to prevent captive wildlife from escaping or resident wildlife ungulates (hoofed animals) from entering the enclosure. If animals pass through, under, or over the fence because of any topographic feature or other conditions, the person possessing wildlife must immediately supplement the fence to prevent continued passage.

(((h) A person may petition the director in writing for a variance from the above fencing requirements for a fence existing prior to February 13, 1993. Any variance petition must be filed no later than May 31, 1993, and must identify all aspects in which the existing fence does not meet the fencing requirements contained herein. With director approval, a person may maintain the existing fence with normal repair. However, any extension or relocation of existing fence must meet the fencing requirements contained herein.))

(3) Marking requirements:

(a) All live specimens of wildlife identified in WAC 232-12-064(2) must be individually identified by:

(i) USDA official ear tags or ear tags supplied or approved by the department. Tags must be applied in sequential order; and

(ii) A tattoo with an identifying number that has been recorded with the director. The tattoo must be placed on the left ear of the animal.

(b) Identification assigned to an individual animal may not be transferred to any other animal.

(c) Where allowed, all lawful progeny of wildlife identified in WAC 232-12-064(2) must be tagged and tattooed by December 31st of the year of birth or upon leaving the holding facility, whichever is earlier.

(d) Where allowed, if wildlife identified in WAC 232-12-064(2) is sold or transferred within the state, the tag and tattoo must accompany the animal. The new owner or possessor may not renumber the animal.

(e) Where allowed, live specimens of wildlife identified in WAC 232-12-064(2) must be marked prior to importation.

(f) Wildlife identified in WAC 232-12-064(2) may not be sold or otherwise transferred from the holding facility.

(4) Violation of this section is a misdemeanor punishable under RCW 77.15.750, Unlawful use of a department permit -- Penalty.

[]

Reviser's note: The unnecessary strikethrough 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.
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 10-64, filed 3/19/10, effective 5/1/10)

WAC 232-12-064   Live wildlife -- Taking from the wild, importation, possession, transfer, and holding in captivity.   ((Taking from the wild, importation, possession, transfer, holding in captivity.))

(1) It is unlawful to take live wildlife, wild birds (((except starlings, house sparrows and rock doves by falconers, and rock doves by bird dog trainers))), or game fish from the wild without a permit ((provided for by rule of the commission and)) issued by the director. This subsection does not apply to starlings, house sparrows, and rock doves taken by falconers, or rock doves taken by bird dog trainers.

(2) Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-12-027(1), 232-12-067, and subsections (3) and (4) of this section, and except as provided under subsection (7), (8), (9), or (10) of this section, it is unlawful to import into the state, hold, possess, propagate, offer for sale, sell, transfer, or release live specimens of ((wildlife listed in this subsection,)) or ((their)) the gametes and/or embryos((, except as provided under subsection (7), (8), (9) or (10) of this section:

In the family Cervidae, all)) of the following species in the family Cervidae:


Roosevelt and Rocky Mountain elk Cervus elaphus
Mule deer and Black-tailed deer Odocoileus hemionus
White-tailed deer Odocoileus virginianus
Moose Alces alces
Caribou Rangifer tarandus caribou

(3) It is unlawful to import into the state or to hold live wildlife ((which were)) taken, held, possessed, or transported contrary to federal or state law, local ordinance, or department rule. It is unlawful to import live wild animals, wild birds, or game fish ((shall not be imported)) without first presenting to the department the health certificate required by the Washington department of agriculture under WAC 16-54-180. ((Notwithstanding the provisions of this subsection)) However, raptors used for falconry or propagation may be imported if the importer has health certificates ((is in the possession of the importer)) for the raptors. Importers must produce proof of lawful importation ((must be produced)) for inspection ((on request of)) if asked to do so by a department employee.

(4) It is unlawful to possess or hold in captivity live wild animals, wild birds, or game fish unless lawfully acquired ((and possessed)). Any person possessing or holding wild animals, wild birds, or game fish in captivity must provide proof of lawful acquisition and possession ((must be produced)) for inspection ((on request of)) if asked to do so by a department employee. ((Such)) The proof ((shall contain)) must identify the wild animals', wild birds', or game fish's:

(a) Species;

(b) Age and sex ((of animal));

(c) Origin ((of animal));

(d) ((Name of)) Receiving party's name;

(e) ((Source-)) Source's name and address;

(f) Invoice/statement date; and

(g) Documentation of prior transfers.

(5) Live wild animals, wild birds, or game fish held in captivity, or their progeny or parts thereof, may not be sold or otherwise used commercially except as provided by department rule ((of the commission)).

(6) ((No)) It is unlawful to release wildlife ((shall be released)) from captivity except as provided in WAC 232-12-271((, except that it is lawful to return to the waters from which caught, game fish caught and subsequently kept alive on stringers, in live wells, or in other containers while fishing. The)). It is unlawful to release ((of)) fish into any state waters ((of the state)), including private, natural, or man-made ponds, ((requires)) without first obtaining a fish planting permit. However, if a person catches game fish and keeps the fish alive on stringers, in live wells, or in other containers while fishing, he or she may release the fish back into the same waters that he or she caught the game fish in.

(7) Scientific research or display: The director may ((authorize, by)) issue written ((approval,)) authorization for a person to import into the state, hold, possess and propagate live specimens of wildlife listed in subsection (2) of this section, for scientific research or for display by zoos or aquariums who are accredited institutional members of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), provided that the person:

(a) Confines the specimens ((are confined)) to a secure facility;

(b) ((The)) Does not transfer specimens ((will not be transferred)) to any other location within the state((, except)) without the director's written authorization, and the specimens are transferred to other AZA-accredited facilities((,)) and transported by AZA-accredited institutional members or their authorized agents ((with written approval of the director or as otherwise authorized in writing by the director));

(c) ((The)) Does not sell or otherwise dispose of specimens ((will not be sold or otherwise disposed of)) within the state ((without)), unless the director gives written approval ((of the director)) to sell or dispose of the specimens;

(d) ((The person will)) Keeps ((such)) records on the specimens and make ((such)) reports as the director ((may)) requires; and

(e) ((The person)) Complies with the ((other)) requirements ((of)) in this section.

(8) Retention or disposal of existing specimens lawfully in captivity prior to June 20, 1992: A person ((holding)) who holds live Roosevelt and Rocky Mountain elk, mule deer and black-tailed deer, white-tailed deer, and moose may retain the specimens of ((such)) the wildlife ((such)) the person lawfully possessed prior to June 20, 1992, and the lawful progeny ((thereof)) of that wildlife, provided ((such)) the person complies with (((a) through (f) of this subsection and)) the ((other)) requirements of this section, and:

(a) ((The person reported)) Reports to the director, in writing, the species, number, and location of the specimens as required;

(b) Confines the specimens ((are confined)) to a secure facility at the location reported, and the facility meets the requirements listed in WAC 232-12-063;

(c) Does not propagate live specimens ((are not propagated)) except at AZA-accredited facilities with the ((written permission of the)) director's written permission or as otherwise authorized in writing by the director;

(d) Does not release live specimens ((are not released)), except with ((written permission of)) the ((director)) director's written permission;

(e) Does not sell or transfer live specimens ((are not sold or transferred)), except:

(i) Live specimens in lawful possession prior to June 20, 1992, and their lawful progeny may be permanently removed from ((the state of)) Washington state or transported directly to slaughter ((where)) in accordance with ((other)) applicable law;

(ii) Federally listed endangered or threatened species may be transferred to AZA-accredited facilities ((where)) in compliance with federal law;

(iii) Live specimens may be moved to the new primary residence of the possessor with the director's written approval ((of the director)), provided all other requirements of this section are satisfied and the total number of locations where animals are held is not increased; and

(iv) AZA-accredited facilities may sell and/or transfer live specimens within the state with the written permission of the director((;)).

(f) Live specimens ((shall)) must be neutered, physically separated by sex, and/or rendered infertile by means of contraception, except at AZA-accredited facilities with the director's written permission ((of the director)).

(9) Retention or disposal of existing specimens lawfully in captivity prior to February 13, 1993: A person holding live specimens of wildlife newly listed in subsection (2) of this section by operation of this rule (Caribou (Rangifer tarandus caribou)), may retain the specimens of such wildlife the person lawfully possessed prior to February 13, 1993, provided:

(a) The person reports to the director in writing by March 31, 1993, and reports annually thereafter, or as otherwise required by the director, the species, number, and location of such specimens; and

(b) The person complies with subsection (8)(b) through (f) of this section and the other requirements of this section.

(10) The provisions of this section ((shall)) do not prohibit the importation, possession, propagation, sale, transfer, or release of live specimens of federally listed threatened or endangered species, their gametes or embryos, where in compliance with federal law.

(11) Escaped wildlife:

(a) Escaped wildlife ((will be)) is considered a public nuisance. The department or any peace officer may seize, capture, or destroy wildlife that have escaped the possessor's control. The former possessor ((shall be)) is responsible for costs incurred by the department in recovering, maintaining, or disposing of such animals, as well as any damage to the state's wildlife or habitat.

(b) ((Escapes of)) Possessors must report escaped wildlife ((must be reported immediately)) to the department immediately.

(c) Possessors must report the recapture or death of escaped wildlife ((must be reported immediately)) to the department immediately.

(((12) Secure facility:

(a) All captive wildlife will be held in a secure facility. For the purposes of this rule, a secure facility is an enclosure so constructed as to prevent danger to the environment or wildlife of the state, including escape of live wildlife specimens in captivity or ingress of resident wildlife ungulates (hoofed animals).

(b) For wildlife listed in subsection (2) of this section, the secure facility must comply with the fencing requirements in subsection (13) of this section.

(13) Fencing requirements:

(a) Perimeter fences must be, at a minimum, eight feet above ground level for their entire length. The bottom six feet must be mesh of sufficient size to prevent resident wildlife ungulates (hoofed animals) from entering and captive wildlife from escaping. Supplemental wire required to attain a height of eight feet may be smooth, barbed, or woven wire (at least 12-1/2 gauge) with strands spaced not more than six inches apart.

(b) Perimeter fences constructed of high tensile wire must be supported by a post or stay at minimum intervals of eight feet.

(c) Perimeter fences must be at least 12-1/2 gauge woven wire, 14-1/2 gauge high-tensile woven wire, chain link, nonclimbable woven fence, or other fence approved by the director.

If the wire used is not a full eight feet in height, it must be overlapped one row and securely fastened at every other vertical row or woven together with cable.

(d) Electric fencing materials may be used on perimeter fences only as a supplement to conventional fencing materials.

(e) All gates in the perimeter fences must be self-closing, equipped with two locking devices, and installed only in locations that have been approved by the director. Double gates may be required at points in the perimeter fences subject to frequent vehicle traffic that is not related to activities involving the holding of captive wildlife.

(f) Posts used in the perimeter fences must be:

(i) Wood (pressure treated), five-inch minimum diameter or an equivalent as approved by the director;

(ii) Spaced no more than twenty-four feet apart with stays or supports at eight foot intervals between the posts;

(iii) Extended at least eight feet above ground level; and

(iv) Have corners braced with wood or with an equivalent material as approved by the director.

(g) Fences must be maintained at all times to prevent captive wildlife from escaping or resident wildlife ungulates (hoofed animals) from entering the enclosure. If such animals do pass through, under, or over the fence because of any topographic feature or other conditions, the person possessing wildlife must immediately supplement the fence to prevent continued passage.

(h) For any fence existing prior to February 13, 1993, a person may petition the director in writing for a variance from the above fencing requirements. Any such petition must be filed no later than May 31, 1993, and must identify all aspects in which the existing fence does not meet the fencing requirements contained herein. On approval of the director, such person may maintain such existing fence with normal repair. However, any extension or relocation of existing fence must meet the fencing requirements contained herein.

(14) Marking requirements:

(a) All live specimens of wildlife identified in subsection (2) of this section must be individually identified by the methods specified below:

(i) All live specimens of such wildlife shall be marked with USDA official ear tags or with ear tags supplied or approved by the department. Tags shall be applied in sequential order; and

(ii) All live specimens of such wildlife shall be marked with a tattoo with an identifying number that has been recorded with the director. The tattoo must be placed on the left ear of the animal.

(b) Identification assigned to an individual animal may not be transferred to any other animal.

(c) Where allowed, all lawful progeny of wildlife identified in subsection (2) of this section must be tagged and tattooed by December 31 of the year of birth or upon leaving the holding facility, whichever is earlier.

(d) Where allowed, if wildlife identified in subsection (2) of this section is sold or transferred within the state, the tag and tattoo must accompany the animal. The new owner or possessor shall not renumber the animal.

(e) Where allowed, live specimens of wildlife identified in subsection (2) of this section shall be marked prior to importation.

(f) No unmarked wildlife identified in subsection (2) of this section may be sold or otherwise transferred from the holding facility.

(15))) (12) Testing ((of)) specimens:

(a) ((Where allowed, prior to entry into the state of Washington, persons importing)) If the director issues a permit to allow any member of the Genus Cervus, ((which is)) identified in subsection (2) of this section, then prior to the animal's entry into Washington state, the person must submit records of genetic tests conducted by a professionally recognized laboratory to identify red deer genetic influence ((()). Red deer genetic influence is genetic material from any member of any subspecies, race, or species of the elk-red deer-wapiti complex Cervus elaphus not indigenous to the state of Washington(())). ((Such testing shall be at the possessor's expense.)) Upon examination by department biologists, animals ((which are)) deemed ((by department of fish and wildlife biologists upon examination)) to exhibit ((either)) behavioral (vocalization), morphological (size, rump patch, color), or biochemical indications of such influence (hemoglobin, superoxide dismutase, transferrin and post-transferrin, or others to be developed) may not be imported.

(b) A person currently holding any member of the genus Cervus elaphus identified in subsection (2) of this section must immediately submit to the director records of genetic tests conducted by a professionally recognized laboratory to identify red deer genetic influence (((genetic material from any member of any subspecies, race, or species of the elk-red deer-wapiti complex Cervus elaphus not indigenous to the state of Washington))), as defined in (a) of this subsection, for each individual cervid ((to the director within ninety days of passage of this rule)). ((Such)) Genetic testing ((shall)) will be at the possessor's expense. Any animals identified as red deer or having nonindigenous genetic influence must be destroyed, removed from the state, or neutered ((within one hundred eighty days of passage of this rule)) immediately.

(c) The director may require ((that specimens)) wildlife listed in subsection (2) of this section that are lawfully held in captivity to be tested for brucellosis (Brucella abortus), tuberculosis (Mycobacterium bovis and Mycobacterium tuberculosis), meningeal worm (Paralophostrongylus tenuis), and muscle worm (Elaphostrongylus cervis) in accordance with the procedures specified in department of agriculture WAC 16-54-180 ((as now or hereafter amended, and/or)). The director may also require testing for other diseases or parasites determined to pose a risk to wildlife. ((The)) Results of ((such)) those tests ((shall)) must be filed with the director as required.

(((16))) (13) Reporting:

(a) A person holding wildlife listed in subsection (2) of this section in captivity ((shall)) must submit a completed report no later than March 30, 1993, and then no later than January 31 of each year, or as otherwise required by the director, on a form provided by the department.

(b) Persons possessing wildlife listed in subsection (2) of this section must notify the director within ((ten)) 10 days of any change of such persons' address and/or location of the holding facility.

(((17))) (14) Inspection:

(((a))) All holding facilities for captive wildlife located in the state are subject to inspection, conducted at a reasonable time, for compliance with the provisions of this section.

(((b) Such inspections shall be conducted at reasonable times.

(18))) (15) Notification and disposition of diseased animals:

(a) Any person who has reason to believe that wildlife being held pursuant to this rule have contracted or ((have)) been exposed to a dangerous or communicable disease or parasite ((shall)) must notify the department immediately.

(b) Upon ((having)) reason to believe that wildlife held pursuant to this rule have contracted or been exposed to ((or contracted)) a dangerous or contagious disease or parasite, the director may order inspection of such animals by a licensed, accredited veterinarian, certified fish pathologist, or inspection agent. Inspection ((shall)) will be at ((the expense of)) the ((possessor)) possessor's expense.

(c) The director ((shall)) will determine when destruction of wildlife((,)) or quarantine, disinfection, or sterilization of facilities is required at any facility holding wildlife pursuant to this rule. If the director determines that destruction of wildlife((,)) or quarantine, disinfection, or sterilization of facilities is required, he or she will issue a written order ((shall be issued)) to the possessor describing the procedure to be followed and the time period for carrying out such actions. ((Such activities shall)) The destruction of wildlife or quarantine, disinfection, or sterilization of facilities will be at ((the expense of)) the ((possessor)) possessor's expense.

(((19))) (16) Quarantine area:

(a) ((Any facility)) Facilities holding wildlife listed in subsection (2) of this section must have an approved quarantine facility within its exterior boundary or submit an action plan to the director that guarantees access to an approved quarantine facility within the state of Washington.

(i) An approved quarantine facility is one that meets criteria set by the Washington department of agriculture in chapter 16-54 WAC.

(ii) The quarantine area must meet the tests of isolation, separate feed and water, escape security, and allowances for the humane holding and care of its occupants for extended periods of time.

(b) ((Should the imposition of a)) If quarantine becomes necessary, the possessor of any wildlife requiring quarantine must provide an on-site quarantine facility or make arrangements at ((such)) the possessor's expense to transport ((such)) his or her wildlife to an approved quarantine facility.

(((20))) (17) Seizure:

(a) The department ((of fish and wildlife)) may seize any unlawfully possessed wildlife.

(b) The cost of any seizure ((and/))or holding of wildlife may be charged to the possessor of ((such animals)) the wildlife.

(18) Violation of this section is a misdemeanor punishable under RCW 77.15.750, Unlawful use of a department permit -- Penalty.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 10-07-105 (Order 10-64), 232-12-064, filed 3/19/10, effective 5/1/10. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.020, 77.12.047, and 77.12.455. 10-03-088 (Order 10-08), 232-12-064, filed 1/19/10, effective 2/19/10. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047 and 77.12.020. 04-11-036 (Order 04-98), 232-12-064, filed 5/12/04, effective 6/12/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040 and 77.12.010. 96-18-059 (Order 96-135), 232-12-064, filed 8/30/96, effective 9/30/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.030. 93-04-038 (Order 581), 232-12-064, filed 1/27/93, effective 2/13/93. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.16.040. 85-09-008 (Order 243), 232-12-064, filed 4/5/85; 84-09-052 (Order 224), 232-12-064, filed 4/16/84. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040. 82-04-034 (Order 177), 232-12-064, filed 1/28/82; 81-12-029 (Order 165), 232-12-064, filed 6/1/81. Formerly WAC 232-12-173.]


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

WAC 232-12-261   Live decoys unlawful -- Waterfowl and wild turkey.   (1) It is unlawful to hunt waterfowl and wild turkeys with the use or aid of live birds as decoys.

(2) Violation of this section is a misdemeanor, punishable under RCW 77.15.400, Unlawful hunting of wild birds -- Violation of a rule requiring nontoxic shot -- Penalty, unless waterfowl or wild turkey are taken in quantities constituting a first degree offense, which is a gross misdemeanor.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040. 99-17-034 (Order 99-118), 232-12-261, filed 8/11/99, effective 9/11/99; 81-12-029 (Order 165), 232-12-261, filed 6/1/81. Formerly WAC 232-12-640.]

OTS-5023.1


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-12-288   Official hunting hours for game animals and forest grouse.   (1) The following tables show the lawful hunting hours (1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset) for game animals and forest grouse (ruffed, blue, spruce) during established seasons.

(2) Exceptions:

(a) Bobcat and raccoon are exempt from hunting hour restrictions during established bobcat and raccoon seasons. However, when the area is open to modern firearm hunting of deer or elk, hunting hours are one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset.

(b) Hunting hours for falconry seasons (except for migratory game bird seasons) are exempt from these hunting hours, except on designated pheasant release sites.

(3) OFFICIAL HUNTING HOURS
WHEN THE SEPTEMBER 1 - JANUARY 31 PERIOD BEGINS ON SUNDAY

Western Washington from

A.M. to P.M.

Eastern Washington from

A.M. to P.M.

Dates (Inclusive)
Daylight Savings Time
Sun. Sept. 1 - Sun. Sept. 8 6:00 8:15 5:45 8:00
Mon. Sept. 9 - Sun. Sept. 15 6:10 8:00 6:00 7:45
Mon. Sept. 16 - Sun. Sept. 22 6:20 7:45 6:10 7:30
Mon. Sept. 23 - Sun. Sept. 29 6:30 7:30 6:20 7:15
Mon. Sept. 30 - Sun. Oct. 6 6:40 7:15 6:30 7:05
Mon. Oct. 7 - Sun. Oct. 13 6:50 7:00 6:40 6:50
Mon. Oct. 14 - Sun. Oct. 20 7:00 6:50 6:50 6:35
Mon. Oct. 21 - Sun. Oct. 27 7:10 6:35 7:00 6:25
Mon. Oct. 28 - Sat. Nov. 2 7:20 6:25 7:10 6:20
Pacific Standard Time
Sun. Nov. 3 6:20 5:25 6:10 5:20
Mon. Nov. 4 - Sun. Nov. 10 6:30 5:15 6:20 5:00
Mon. Nov. 11 - Sun. Nov. 17 6:40 5:05 6:30 4:50
Mon. Nov. 18 - Sun. Nov. 24 6:50 4:55 6:40 4:45
Mon. Nov. 25 - Sun. Dec. 1 7:00 4:50 6:50 4:40
Mon. Dec. 2 - Sun. Dec. 8 7:10 4:50 7:00 4:40
Mon. Dec. 9 - Sun. Dec. 15 7:15 4:50 7:05 4:40
Mon. Dec. 16 - Sun. Dec. 22 7:20 4:50 7:10 4:40
Mon. Dec. 23 - Sun. Dec. 29 7:25 4:55 7:10 4:45
Mon. Dec. 30 - Sun. Jan. 5 7:25 5:00 7:15 4:45
Mon. Jan. 6 - Sun. Jan. 12 7:25 5:05 7:15 4:55
Mon. Jan. 13 - Sun. Jan. 19 7:20 5:15 7:10 5:05
Mon. Jan. 20 - Sun. Jan. 26 7:15 5:25 7:05 5:15
Mon. Jan. 27 - Fri. Jan. 31 7:10 5:35 7:00 5:25

(4) OFFICIAL HUNTING HOURS
WHEN THE SEPTEMBER 1 - JANUARY 31 PERIOD BEGINS ON MONDAY

Western Washington from

A.M. to P.M.

Eastern Washington from

A.M. to P.M.

Dates (Inclusive)
Daylight Savings Time
Mon. Sept. 1 - Sun. Sept. 7 6:00 8:15 5:50 8:00
Mon. Sept. 8 - Sun. Sept. 14 6:10 8:00 6:00 7:50
Mon. Sept. 15 - Sun. Sept. 21 6:20 7:45 6:10 7:35
Mon. Sept. 22 - Sun. Sept. 28 6:30 7:30 6:15 7:20
Mon. Sept. 29 - Sun. Oct. 5 6:40 7:15 6:30 7:05
Mon. Oct. 6 - Sun. Oct. 12 6:50 7:00 6:40 6:55
Mon. Oct. 13 - Sun. Oct. 19 7:00 6:50 6:50 6:40
Mon. Oct. 20 - Sun. Oct. 26 7:10 6:40 7:00 6:25
Mon. Oct. 27 - Sat. Nov. 1 7:20 6:25 7:15 6:15
Pacific Standard Time
Sun. Nov. 2 6:20 5:25 6:10 5:15
Mon. Nov. 3 - Sun. Nov. 9 6:30 5:15 6:20 5:00
Mon. Nov. 10 - Sun. Nov. 16 6:40 5:05 6:30 4:55
Mon. Nov. 17 - Sun. Nov. 23 6:50 5:00 6:40 4:45
Mon. Nov. 24 - Sun. Nov. 30 7:00 4:50 6:50 4:40
Mon. Dec. 1 - Sun. Dec. 7 7:10 4:50 7:00 4:40
Mon. Dec. 8 - Sun. Dec. 14 7:15 4:50 7:05 4:40
Mon. Dec. 15 - Sun. Dec. 21 7:20 4:50 7:10 4:40
Mon. Dec. 22 - Sun. Dec. 28 7:25 4:55 7:10 4:40
Mon. Dec. 29 - Sun. Jan. 4 7:25 5:00 7:15 4:45
Mon. Jan. 5 - Sun. Jan. 11 7:25 5:05 7:15 4:55
Mon. Jan. 12 - Sun. Jan. 18 7:25 5:15 7:10 5:05
Mon. Jan. 19 - Sun. Jan. 25 7:20 5:25 7:05 5:15
Mon. Jan. 26 - Fri. Jan. 31 7:10 5:30 7:00 5:25

(5) OFFICIAL HUNTING HOURS
WHEN THE SEPTEMBER 1 - JANUARY 31 PERIOD BEGINS ON TUESDAY

Western Washington from

A.M. to P.M.

Eastern Washington from

A.M. to P.M.

Dates (Inclusive)
Daylight Savings Time
Tues. Sept. 1 - Sun. Sept. 6 6:00 8:15 5:50 8:05
Mon. Sept. 7 - Sun. Sept. 13 6:10 8:05 6:00 7:50
Mon. Sept. 14 - Sun. Sept. 20 6:20 7:50 6:05 7:35
Mon. Sept. 21 - Sun. Sept. 27 6:30 7:35 6:15 7:20
Mon. Sept. 28 - Sun. Oct. 4 6:40 7:20 6:25 7:05
Mon. Oct. 5 - Sun. Oct. 11 6:45 7:05 6:35 6:55
Mon. Oct. 12 - Sun. Oct. 18 6:55 6:50 6:45 6:40
Mon. Oct. 19 - Sun. Oct. 25 7:05 6:40 6:55 6:30
Mon. Oct. 26 - Sat. Oct. 31 7:20 6:25 7:05 6:15
Pacific Standard Time
Sun. Nov. 1 6:20 5:25 6:05 5:15
Mon. Nov. 2 - Sun. Nov. 8 6:30 5:15 6:15 5:05
Mon. Nov. 9 - Sun. Nov. 15 6:40 5:05 6:30 4:55
Mon. Nov. 16 - Sun. Nov. 22 6:50 5:00 6:40 4:45
Mon. Nov. 23 - Sun. Nov. 29 7:00 4:55 6:50 4:40
Mon. Nov. 30 - Sun. Dec. 6 7:10 4:50 6:55 4:40
Mon. Dec. 7 - Sun. Dec. 13 7:15 4:50 7:05 4:35
Mon. Dec. 14 - Sun. Dec. 20 7:20 4:50 7:10 4:40
Mon. Dec. 21 - Sun. Dec. 27 7:25 4:50 7:15 4:40
Mon. Dec. 28 - Sun. Jan. 3 7:30 5:00 7:15 4:45
Mon. Jan. 4 - Sun. Jan. 10 7:25 5:05 7:15 4:55
Mon. Jan. 11 - Sun. Jan. 17 7:25 5:15 7:10 5:00
Mon. Jan. 18 - Sun. Jan. 24 7:20 5:25 7:05 5:10
Mon. Jan. 25 - Sat. Jan. 31 7:10 5:30 7:00 5:20

(6) OFFICIAL HUNTING HOURS
WHEN THE SEPTEMBER 1 - JANUARY 31 PERIOD BEGINS ON WEDNESDAY

Western Washington from

A.M. to P.M.

Eastern Washington from

A.M. to P.M.

Dates (Inclusive)
Daylight Savings Time
Wed. Sept. 1 - Sun. Sept. 5 6:00 8:15 5:50 8:05
Mon. Sept. 6 - Sun. Sept. 12 6:10 8:05 5:55 7:50
Mon. Sept. 13 - Sun. Sept. 19 6:15 7:50 6:05 7:40
Mon. Sept. 20 - Sun. Sept. 26 6:25 7:35 6:15 7:25
Mon. Sept. 27 - Sun. Oct. 3 6:35 7:20 6:25 7:10
Mon. Oct. 4 - Sun. Oct. 10 6:45 7:10 6:35 6:55
Mon. Oct. 11 - Sun. Oct. 17 6:55 6:55 6:45 6:40
Mon. Oct. 18 - Sun. Oct. 24 7:05 6:40 6:55 6:30
Mon. Oct. 25 - Sun. Oct. 31 7:15 6:30 7:05 6:15
Mon. Nov. 1 - Sat. Nov. 6 7:25 6:20 7:15 6:05
Pacific Standard Time
Sun. Nov. 7 6:25 5:20 6:15 5:05
Mon. Nov. 8 - Sun. Nov. 14 6:40 5:10 6:25 4:55
Mon. Nov. 15 - Sun. Nov. 21 6:50 5:00 6:35 4:50
Mon. Nov. 22 - Sun. Nov. 28 7:00 4:55 6:45 4:40
Mon. Nov. 29 - Sun. Dec. 5 7:05 4:50 6:55 4:40
Mon. Dec. 6 - Sun. Dec. 12 7:15 4:50 7:05 4:35
Mon. Dec. 13 - Sun. Dec. 19 7:20 4:50 7:10 4:35
Mon. Dec. 20 - Sun. Dec. 26 7:25 4:50 7:15 4:40
Mon. Dec. 27 - Sun. Jan. 2 7:25 4:55 7:15 4:45
Mon. Jan. 3 - Sun. Jan. 9 7:25 5:05 7:15 4:50
Mon. Jan. 10 - Sun. Jan. 16 7:25 5:10 7:10 5:00
Mon. Jan. 17 - Sun. Jan. 23 7:20 5:20 7:10 5:10
Mon. Jan. 24 - Mon. Jan. 31 7:10 5:30 7:00 5:20

(7) OFFICIAL HUNTING HOURS
WHEN THE SEPTEMBER 1 - JANUARY 31 PERIOD BEGINS ON THURSDAY

Western Washington from

A.M. to P.M.

Eastern Washington from

A.M. to P.M.

Dates (Inclusive)
Daylight Savings Time
Thurs. Sept. 1 - Sun. Sept. 4 6:00 8:15 5:45 8:05
Mon. Sept. 5 - Sun. Sept.11 6:05 8:05 5:55 7:55
Mon. Sept. 12 - Sun. Sept. 18 6:15 7:50 6:05 7:40
Mon. Sept. 19 - Sun. Sept. 25 6:25 7:40 6:10 7:25
Mon. Sept. 26 - Sun. Oct. 2 6:35 7:25 6:25 7:10
Mon. Oct. 3 - Sun. Oct. 9 6:45 7:10 6:35 6:55
Mon. Oct. 10 - Sun. Oct. 16 6:55 7:05 6:40 6:45
Mon. Oct. 17 - Sun. Oct. 23 7:05 6:40 6:55 6:30
Mon. Oct. 24 - Sun. Oct. 30 7:15 6:30 7:00 6:20
Mon. Oct. 31 - Sat. Nov. 5 7:25 6:20 7:15 6:05
Pacific Standard Time
Sun. Nov. 6 6:25 5:20 6:15 5:05
Mon. Nov. 7 - Sun. Nov. 13 6:35 5:10 6:25 4:55
Mon. Nov. 14 - Sun. Nov. 20 6:45 5:00 6:35 4:50
Mon. Nov. 21 - Sun. Nov. 27 6:55 4:55 6:45 4:40
Mon. Nov. 28 - Sun. Dec. 4 7:05 4:50 6:55 4:40
Mon. Dec. 5 - Sun. Dec. 11 7:15 4:50 7:00 4:35
Mon. Dec. 12 - Sun. Dec. 18 7:20 4:50 7:10 4:35
Mon. Dec. 19 - Sun. Dec. 25 7:25 4:50 7:10 4:40
Mon. Dec. 26 - Sun. Jan. 1 7:25 4:55 7:15 4:45
Mon. Jan. 2 - Sun. Jan. 8 7:25 5:00 7:15 4:50
Mon. Jan. 9 - Sun. Jan. 15 7:25 5:10 7:10 5:00
Mon. Jan. 16 - Sun. Jan. 22 7:20 5:20 7:10 5:10
Mon. Jan. 23 - Sun. Jan. 29 7:15 5:30 7:00 5:20
Mon. Jan. 30 - Tues. Jan. 31 7:10 5:35 6:55 5:25

(8) OFFICIAL HUNTING HOURS
WHEN THE SEPTEMBER 1 - JANUARY 31 PERIOD BEGINS ON FRIDAY

Western Washington from

A.M. to P.M.

Eastern Washington from

A.M. to P.M.

Dates (Inclusive)
Daylight Savings Time
Fri. Sept. 1 - Sun. Sept. 3 6:00 8:20 5:45 8:05
Mon. Sept. 4 - Sun. Sept. 10 6:05 8:10 5:55 7:55
Mon. Sept. 11 - Sun. Sept. 17 6:15 7:55 6:05 7:40
Mon. Sept. 18 - Sun. Sept. 24 6:25 7:40 6:10 7:30
Mon. Sept. 25 - Sun. Oct. 1 6:35 7:25 6:20 7:15
Mon. Oct. 2 - Sun. Oct. 8 6:45 7:10 6:30 7:00
Mon. Oct. 9 - Sun. Oct. 15 6:55 6:55 6:40 6:45
Mon. Oct. 16 - Sun. Oct. 22 7:05 6:45 6:50 6:30
Mon. Oct. 23 - Sun. Oct. 29 7:10 6:35 7:00 6:20
Mon. Oct. 30 - Sat. Nov. 4 7:25 6:20 7:10 6:10
Pacific Standard Time
Sun. Nov. 5 6:25 5:20 6:10 5:10
Mon. Nov. 6 - Sun. Nov. 12 6:35 5:10 6:25 5:00
Mon. Nov. 13 - Sun. Nov. 19 6:45 5:00 6:35 4:50
Mon. Nov. 20 - Sun. Nov. 26 6:55 4:55 6:45 4:45
Mon. Nov. 27 - Sun. Dec. 3 7:05 4:50 6:55 4:40
Mon. Dec. 4 - Sun. Dec. 10 7:15 4:50 7:00 4:35
Mon. Dec. 11 - Sun. Dec. 17 7:20 4:50 7:10 4:35
Mon. Dec. 18 - Sun. Dec. 24 7:25 4:50 7:10 4:40
Mon. Dec. 25 - Sun. Dec. 31 7:25 4:55 7:15 4:40
Mon. Jan. 1 - Sun. Jan. 7 7:30 5:00 7:15 4:50
Mon. Jan. 8 - Sun. Jan. 14 7:25 5:10 7:15 5:00
Mon. Jan. 15 - Sun. Jan. 21 7:20 5:20 7:10 5:10
Mon. Jan. 22 - Sun. Jan. 28 7:15 5:30 7:00 5:20
Mon. Jan. 29 - Wed. Jan. 31 7:10 5:35 6:55 5:20

(9) OFFICIAL HUNTING HOURS
WHEN THE SEPTEMBER 1 - JANUARY 31 PERIOD BEGINS ON SATURDAY

Western Washington from

A.M. to P.M.

Eastern Washington from

A.M. to P.M.

Dates (Inclusive)
Daylight Savings Time
Sat. Sept. 1 - Sun. Sept. 2 6:00 8:20 5:45 8:10
Mon. Sept. 3 - Sun. Sept. 9 6:05 8:10 5:50 8:00
Mon. Sept. 10 - Sun. Sept. 16 6:15 7:55 6:00 7:45
Mon. Sept. 17 - Sun. Sept. 23 6:20 7:40 6:10 7:30
Mon. Sept. 24 - Sun. Sept. 30 6:30 7:25 6:20 7:15
Mon. Oct. 1 - Sun. Oct. 7 6:40 7:15 6:30 7:00
Mon. Oct. 8 - Sun. Oct. 14 6:50 7:00 6:40 6:45
Mon. Oct. 15 - Sun. Oct. 21 7:00 6:45 6:50 6:35
Mon. Oct. 22 - Sun. Oct. 28 7:10 6:35 7:00 6:20
Mon. Oct. 29 - Sat. Nov. 3 7:20 6:20 7:10 6:10
Pacific Standard Time
Sun. Nov. 4 6:20 5:20 6:10 5:10
Mon. Nov. 5 - Sun. Nov. 11 6:35 5:10 6:20 5:00
Mon. Nov. 12 - Sun. Nov. 18 6:45 5:05 6:30 4:50
Mon. Nov. 19 - Sun. Nov. 25 6:55 4:55 6:40 4:45
Mon. Nov. 26 - Sun. Dec. 2 7:05 4:50 6:50 4:40
Mon. Dec. 3 - Sun. Dec. 9 7:10 4:50 7:00 4:35
Mon. Dec. 10 - Sun. Dec. 16 7:20 4:50 7:05 4:35
Mon. Dec. 17 - Sun. Dec. 23 7:25 4:50 7:10 4:35
Mon. Dec. 24 - Sun. Dec. 30 7:25 4:55 7:15 4:40
Mon. Dec. 31 - Sun. Jan. 6 7:25 5:00 7:15 4:50
Mon. Jan. 7 - Sun. Jan. 13 7:25 5:10 7:15 4:55
Mon. Jan. 14 - Sun. Jan. 20 7:20 5:15 7:10 5:05
Mon. Jan. 21 - Sun. Jan. 27 7:15 5:25 7:05 5:15
Mon. Jan. 28 - Thur. Jan. 31 7:10 5:35 7:00 5:25

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OTS-5025.1


REPEALER

     The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
WAC 232-16-010 Establishment of game reserves.

OTS-5028.1


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

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


((RESTRICTED AND PROHIBITED HUNTING AREAS.


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


IT IS ILLEGAL TO HUNT EXCEPT WHERE PROVIDED IN THE FOLLOWING)) (1) RESTRICTED HUNTING AREAS((:)).

((1.)) It is unlawful to hunt in the following restricted hunting areas except where provided:

(a) Parker Lake (GMU 117, Pend Oreille County): All lands south of Ruby Creek Road (USFS Road 2489), north of Tacoma Creek Road (USFS Road 2389), and west of Bonneville Power Administration power lines are designated as "CLOSED AREA" to ((the)) hunting ((of)) wild animals and wild birds year round. The Parker Lake closure ((was established to)) provides a protected area for the Air Force Military Survival Training Program.

((2.)) (b) Columbia River: The Columbia River ((and)), all ((the)) islands in the river, ((and)) the Benton County shoreline below the high water mark, and any peninsula originating on the Benton County shoreline((,)) between Vernita Bridge ((()) on Highway 24(())) downstream to the old Hanford townsite powerline crossing (wooden towers) in Section 24, T 13 N, R 27 E, is designated as a "CLOSED AREA" to ((the)) hunting ((of)) wild animals and wild birds.

((3.)) (c) Green River (GMU 485): Except for special permit hunters, who may also take a black bear and/or cougar with the appropriate license/tag options, all lands within GMU 485 are designated as a "CLOSED AREA" to the hunting of big game ((by Department of Fish and Wildlife regulated hunters)) throughout the year. During the general westside elk season and general and late deer seasons, all lands within GMU 485 are also designated as a "CLOSED AREA" to ((the)) hunting ((of)) all wild animals ((()), including wild birds(())). The City of Tacoma enforces trespass within GMU 485 on lands owned or controlled by the City during all times of the year.

((4.)) (d) McNeil Island (part of GMU 652): ((McNeil Island (part of GMU 652) is)) Closed to ((the)) hunting ((of all)) wild animals ((()), including wild birds(() year around)), year round.

((5.)) (e) Loo-wit (GMU 522): Closed to hunting and trapping ((within GMU 522 (Loo-wit))), except for ((the)) elk hunting ((of elk)) by special permit holders during established seasons and designated areas.

((6.)) (f) The Voice of America Dungeness Recreation Area County Park ((in)) (Clallam County ((is))): Closed to all hunting except Wednesdays, weekends, and holidays, from the first weekend in October to the end of January.

((7.)) (2) A violation of ((any provision in 1. through 6. under "Restricted and Prohibited Hunting Areas")) subsection (1) of this section is punishable under RCW 77.15.400, 77.15.410, or 77.15.430, depending upon the species hunted.

(3) CLOSED BIG GAME ((CLOSURES)) HUNTING AREAS.

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

((1.)) (a) Clark, Cowlitz, Pacific, and Wahkiakum counties ((are)): Closed to Columbian Whitetail Deer hunting.

((2.)) (b) Cathlamet: Beginning in the town of Skamokawa; then east along SR 4 to ((the)) Risk Road; then south and east along ((the)) Risk Road to Foster Road; then south along the Foster Road to the Elochoman River; then upstream along the Elochoman River to ((the)) Elochoman Valley Road (old SR 407); then west along ((the)) Elochoman Valley Road to SR 4; then east along SR 4 to SR 409; then south along SR 409 to the Cathlamet Channel of the Columbia River; then east along the north shore of the Cathlamet Channel to Cape Horn; then south in the Columbia River to the state line; then west along the state line to a point directly south of the mouth of Skamokawa Creek; then north on Skamokawa Creek to SR 4 and the point of beginning. This area is closed to all deer and elk hunting, to protect the Columbian Whitetail Deer.

((3.)) (c) Willapa National Wildlife Refuge: ((Except for Long Island, Willapa National Wildlife Refuge is)) Closed to all big game hunting, except for Long Island.

((4.)) (d) Walla Walla Mill Creek Watershed (GMU 157): All lands in the Mill Creek Watershed are designated as a "CLOSED AREA" to ((the)) hunting of ((all)) wild animals ((()), including wild birds(())), except for ((the hunting of)) elk hunting by the holders of GMU-157 special elk permits during the established open season. This area is closed to motorized vehicles. Entry ((is)) allowed only by Forest Service permit for the duration of the hunt. Any entry into the Mill Creek Watershed at other times is prohibited.

((5.)) (e) Westport: Closed to hunting ((of)) all big game animals on ((that)) the part of Westport Peninsula lying north of State Highway 105 from the west end of the Elk River Bridge, and the Schafer Island Road to the ocean beach.

((6.)) (f) Cottonwood and Howard islands ((in)) (GMU 564 ((are))): Closed to all deer hunting.

((7.)) (4) A violation of ((any provision in 1. through 6. under "Big Game Closures")) subsection (3) of this section is a gross misdemeanor or class C felony punishable under RCW 77.15.410, depending on the circumstances of the violation.

(5) FIREARM RESTRICTION AREAS(( - UNLAWFUL ACTS)).

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


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

GMU 504 (Stella)

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

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

((2.)) (b) Archery tag holders may only hunt during established archery seasons with archery equipment as defined under WAC 232-12-054.

(c) Muzzleloader tag holders may only hunt during established muzzleloader seasons with muzzleloader equipment as defined under WAC 232-12-051.

(d) Modern firearm tag holders may hunt during established modern firearm seasons with bows and arrows; crossbows; muzzleloaders; revolver-type handguns; or shotguns, so long as the equipment ((used meets the department's regulations for that equipment)) and ammunition complies with department rules.

((3.)) (6) A violation of ((any provision in 1. or 2. under "Firearm Restriction Areas - Unlawful Acts")) subsection (5) 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), 232-28-248, 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), 232-28-248, filed 4/15/09, effective 5/16/09. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 06-11-032 (Order 06-92), 232-28-248, filed 5/8/06, effective 6/8/06; 06-02-063 (Order 05-271), 232-28-248, filed 1/3/06, effective 2/3/06; 05-11-022 (Order 05-89), 232-28-248, filed 5/10/05, effective 6/10/05; 05-02-046 (Order 04-327), 232-28-248, filed 1/3/05, effective 2/3/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047 and 77.12.020. 04-11-036 (Order 04-98), 232-28-248, filed 5/12/04, effective 6/12/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 03-13-047 (Order 03-129), 232-28-248, filed 6/12/03, effective 7/13/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047, 77.12.655, 77.12.020. 02-11-069 (Order 02-98), 232-28-248, filed 5/10/02, effective 6/10/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040, 77.12.020, 77.32.070, 77.32.530. 01-10-048 (Order 01-69), 232-28-248, filed 4/26/01, effective 5/27/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040, 77.12.010, 77.12.020, 77.12.770, 77.12.780. 00-11-137 (Order 00-50), 232-28-248, filed 5/23/00, effective 6/23/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040. 99-10-102 (Order 99-40), 232-28-248, filed 5/5/99, effective 6/5/99; 98-10-018 (Order 98-54), 232-28-248, filed 4/22/98, effective 5/23/98; 97-06-052 (Order 97-32), 232-28-248, filed 2/27/97, effective 3/30/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.010 and 77.12.040. 96-04-027, 232-28-248, filed 2/1/96, effective 3/3/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040. 95-11-036, 232-28-248, filed 5/10/95, effective 6/10/95; 95-03-038 (Order 94-150), 232-28-248, filed 1/10/95, effective 2/10/95.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 12-70, filed 5/2/12, effective 6/2/12)

WAC 232-28-273   2012-2014 Moose((, bighorn sheep, and mountain goat)) seasons and permit quotas.   (1) 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))) (2) Moose Permit Hunts

(a) Who May Apply: Anyone ((may apply,)) EXCEPT those who harvested a moose previously in Washington state may apply for a moose permit. An individual may only harvest one moose during ((their)) his or her lifetime (((except)). However, this restriction is waived for antlerless-only hunts, master-hunter hunts, and raffle and auction hunts(())).

(b) Bag Limit: One moose.

(c) 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 10
Selkirk Mtns. A Oct. 1 - Nov. 30 GMU 113 Any Moose 15
Selkirk Mtns. Bd Oct. 1 - Nov. 30 GMU 113 Antlerless Only 2
Mt. Spokane South A Oct. 1 - Nov. 30 Moose Area 1 Any Moose 8
Mt. Spokane South B Oct. 1 - Nov. 30 Moose Area 1 Antlerless Only 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 Moose Area 1 Antlerless Only 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 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 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. An adult must accompany the youth hunter((s 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.

(3) Moose Areas:

(a) 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.

(b) 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 Sept. 15 - Oct. 10 Sheep Unit 2 Any Legal Weapon 1
Selah Butte Nov. 5-30 Sheep Unit 4 Any Legal Weapon 3
Umtanum Sept. 15 - Oct. 10 Sheep Unit 5 Any Legal Weapon 2
Cleman Mountain A Sept. 15 - Oct. 10 Sheep Unit 7 Any Legal Weapon 6
Cleman Mountain B Nov. 5-30 Sheep Unit 7 Any Legal Weapon 6
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 3
Swakane Sept. 15 - Oct. 10 Sheep Unit 14 Any Legal Weapon 1
Tieton A Sept. 15 - 30 Sheep Unit 15 Any Legal Weapon 3
Tieton B Nov. 5-30 Sheep Unit 15 Any Legal Weapon 3
Manson Nov. 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 Sept. 15 - Oct. 31 Wolf Creek, West Fork Methow Any Legal Weapon 1
South Lake Chelan Sept. 15 - Oct. 31 Railroad Creek, Pyramid Mountain, Box Canyon 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.
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[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 12-11-005 (Order 12-70), 232-28-273, filed 5/2/12, effective 6/2/12; 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.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 12-70, filed 5/2/12, effective 6/2/12)

WAC 232-28-337   ((Deer and)) Elk area descriptions.  


((ELK AREAS)) The following areas are defined as 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. 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 Palouse 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.
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[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 12-11-005 (Order 12-70), 232-28-337, filed 5/2/12, effective 6/2/12; 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.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 12-70, filed 5/2/12, effective 6/2/12)

WAC 232-28-342   2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15 Small game and other wildlife seasons and regulations.   ((It is unlawful to fail to)) Hunters must comply with the bag, possession, and season limits ((except as)) described ((below)) in this section. Failure to do so constitutes violations of ((this section are punishable under)) RCW 77.15.245, 77.15.400, ((and)) or 77.15.430, depending on the species hunted and the violation.

STATEWIDE SEASONS:

(1) FOREST GROUSE (BLUE, RUFFED, AND SPRUCE)

(a) BAG AND POSSESSION LIMITS: ((Four (4))) 4 grouse per day, straight or mixed bag, with a total of ((twelve (12))) 12 grouse in possession at any time.

(b) SEASON DATES: Sept. 1 - Dec. 31, 2012, 2013, 2014.

(2) BOBCAT

(a) BAG AND POSSESSION LIMITS: No limit.

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

(c) RESTRICTION: It is unlawful to hunt bobcat ((may not be hunted)) with dogs.

(3) RACCOON

(a) BAG AND POSSESSION LIMITS: No limit.

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

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

(4) FOX

(a) BAG AND POSSESSION LIMITS: No limit.

(b) 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.

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

(5) COYOTE

(a) BAG AND POSSESSION LIMITS: No limit.

(b) OPEN AREA: Statewide.

(c) SEASON DATES: Year round.

(d) RESTRICTION: Coyote may not be hunted with dogs.

(6) COTTONTAIL RABBIT AND SNOWSHOE HARE (OR WASHINGTON HARE)

(a) BAG AND POSSESSION LIMITS: ((Five (5))) 5 cottontails or snowshoe hares per day, with a total of ((fifteen (15))) 15 in possession at any time, straight or mixed bag.

(b) SEASON DATES: Sept. 1, 2012 - Mar. 15, 2013; Sept. 1, 2013 - Mar. 15, 2014; Sept. 1, 2014 - Mar. 15, 2015.

(7) CROWS

(a) BAG AND POSSESSION LIMITS: No limit.

(b) SEASON DATES: Sept. 1, 2012 - Dec. 31, 2012; Sept. 1, 2013 - Dec. 31, 2013; Sept. 1, 2014 - Dec. 31, 2014.

(8) JACKRABBIT

SEASON DATES: Season closed statewide.

(9) PTARMIGAN, SAGE, AND SHARP-TAILED GROUSE

SEASON DATES: Season closed statewide.

(10) WILD TURKEY:

(a) YOUTH SEASON

(i) LEGAL BIRD: Male turkeys and turkeys with visible beards only.

(ii) SEASON DATES: April 7-8, 2012; April 6-7, 2013; April 5-6, 2014; April 4-5, 2015.

(b) SPRING SEASON

(i) LEGAL BIRD: Male turkeys and turkeys with visible beards only.

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

(iii) BAG LIMIT: The combined spring/youth season limit is ((three (3))) 3 birds. Only ((two (2))) 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))) 2 turkeys may be killed in Klickitat County.

(c) FALL NORTHEAST BEARDLESS TURKEY SEASON

(i) LEGAL BIRD: Beardless only.

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

(iii) OPEN AREA: GMUs 105-142.

(iv) SEASON DATES: Sept. 22 - Oct. 12, 2012; Sept. 21 - Oct. 11, 2013; Sept. 20 - Oct. 10, 2014.

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

(d) EARLY FALL GENERAL SEASON

(i) LEGAL BIRD: Either sex.

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

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

(iv) SEASON DATES: Sept. 22 - Oct. 12, 2012; Sept. 21 - Oct. 11, 2013; Sept. 20 - Oct. 10, 2014.

(v) BAG LIMIT: One (1) turkey either sex (in addition to other fall turkey harvest).

(e) FALL PERMIT SEASONS

(i) LEGAL BIRD: Either sex.

(ii) 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. 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, 2012, 2013, 2014 Either sex GMUs 218-231 and 242 50 1
Teanaway Nov. 15 - Dec. 15, 2012, 2013, 2014 Either sex GMU 335 50 1

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

(f) LATE FALL SEASON

(i) LEGAL BIRD: Either sex.

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

(iii) OPEN AREA: GMUs 105-142, 149-154, 162-186.

(iv) SEASON DATES: Nov. 20 - Dec. 15, 2012, 2013, 2014.

(v) BAG LIMIT: One (1) turkey.

(g) HUNTER EDUCATION INSTRUCTOR INCENTIVE PERMITS

(i) LEGAL BIRD: Male turkeys and turkeys with visible beards only.

(ii) 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)) 3 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)) 10 years thereafter.

(iii) OPEN AREA: Statewide.

(iv) SEASON DATES: April 1 - May 31, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015.

(v) PERMITS: 2.

(h) OFFICIAL HUNTING HOURS FOR WILD TURKEY:

HUNTING HOURS: ((One-half)) 1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset during spring and fall seasons.

(i) SPECIAL REGULATIONS FOR WILD TURKEY:

((1.)) (i) Turkey season is open for shotgun shooting #4 shot or smaller, archery, and muzzleloader shotgun shooting #4 shot or smaller.

((2.)) (ii) A turkey tag is required for hunting turkey.

((3.)) (iii) It is unlawful to use dogs to hunt turkeys.

((4.)) (iv) It is unlawful to bait game birds.


EASTERN WASHINGTON SEASONS:

(11) RING-NECKED PHEASANT

(a) BAG AND POSSESSION LIMITS: ((Three (3))) 3 cock pheasants per day, with a total of ((fifteen (15))) 15 cock pheasants in possession at any time.

(b) YOUTH SEASON DATES: 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)) of age or older.

(c) HUNTERS ((SIXTY-FIVE)) 65 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER SEASON DATES: Sept. 24-28, 2012; Sept. 23-27, 2013; Sept. 22-26, 2014.

(d) REGULAR SEASON DATES: Oct. 20, 2012 - Jan. 13, 2013; Oct. 19, 2013 - Jan. 12, 2014; Oct. 18, 2014 - Jan. 11, 2015.

(12) CHUKAR

(a) BAG AND POSSESSION LIMITS: ((Six (6))) 6 chukar per day, with a total of ((eighteen (18))) 18 chukar in possession at any time.

(b) YOUTH SEASON DATES: 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)) of age or older.

(c) REGULAR SEASON DATES: Oct. 6, 2012 - Jan. 21, 2013; Oct. 5, 2013 - Jan. 20, 2014; Oct. 4, 2014 - Jan. 19, 2015.

(13) GRAY (HUNGARIAN) PARTRIDGE

(a) BAG AND POSSESSION LIMITS: ((Six (6))) 6 gray partridges per day, with a total of ((eighteen (18))) 18 gray partridges in possession at any time.

(b) YOUTH SEASON DATES: 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)) of age or older.

(c) REGULAR SEASON DATES: Oct. 6, 2012 - Jan. 21, 2013; Oct. 5, 2013 - Jan. 20, 2014; Oct. 4, 2014 - Jan. 19, 2015.

(14) MOUNTAIN QUAIL

SEASON DATES: Season closed throughout Eastern Washington.

(15) CALIFORNIA (VALLEY) QUAIL AND NORTHERN BOBWHITE

(a) BAG AND POSSESSION LIMITS: ((Ten (10))) 10 quail per day, with a total of ((thirty (30))) 30 quail in possession at any time, straight or mixed bag.

(b) YOUTH SEASON DATES: 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)) of age or older.

(c) REGULAR SEASON DATES: Oct. 6, 2012 - Jan. 21, 2013; Oct. 5, 2013 - Jan. 20, 2014; Oct. 4, 2014 - Jan. 19, 2015.


WESTERN WASHINGTON SEASONS:

(16) RING-NECKED PHEASANT

(a) BAG AND POSSESSION LIMITS: ((Two (2))) 2 pheasants of either sex per day, with a total of ((fifteen (15))) 15 pheasants in possession at any time.

(b) YOUTH SEASON DATES: 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)) of age or older.

(c) HUNTERS ((SIXTY-FIVE)) 65 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER SEASON DATES: Sept. 24-28, 2012; Sept. 23-27, 2013; Sept. 22-26, 2014.

(d) REGULAR SEASON DATES: 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)) starts Oct. 6, 2012; Oct. 5, 2013; Oct. 4, 2014.

(e) EXTENDED SEASON DATES: Dec. 1-15, 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)) may not be released during the extended season.

(f) 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."

(i) Hunters who select the three-day option, hunters 65 years of age or older, and youth hunters may hunt during either weekend day morning.

(ii) Youth hunters must be accompanied by an adult at least 18 years ((old who)) of age or older. The adult must have an appropriately marked pheasant permit if hunting.

(17) MOUNTAIN QUAIL

(a) BAG AND POSSESSION LIMITS: ((Two (2))) 2 mountain quail per day, with a total of ((four (4))) 4 mountain quail in possession at any time.

(b) SEASON DATES: Sept. 29 - Nov. 30, 2012; Sept. 28 - Nov. 30, 2013; Sept. 27 - Nov. 30, 2014.

(18) CALIFORNIA (VALLEY) QUAIL AND NORTHERN BOBWHITE

(a) BAG AND POSSESSION LIMITS: ((Ten (10))) 10 California (valley) quail or northern bobwhite per day, with a total of ((thirty (30))) 30 California (valley) quail or northern bobwhite in possession at any time, straight or mixed bag.

(b) SEASON DATES: Sept. 29 - Nov. 30, 2012; Sept. 28 - Nov. 30, 2013; Sept. 27 - Nov. 30, 2014.


FALCONRY SEASONS:

(19) UPLAND GAME BIRD AND FOREST GROUSE - FALCONRY

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

(b) OPEN AREA: Statewide.

(c) SEASON DATES: Aug. 1, 2012 - Mar. 15, 2013; Aug. 1, 2013 - Mar. 15, 2014; Aug. 1, 2014 - Mar. 15, 2015.

(20) TURKEY - FALCONRY

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

(b) BAG AND POSSESSION LIMITS: One (1) turkey (either sex) per turkey tag with a maximum of ((two (2))) 2 turkeys. Possession limit: ((Two (2))) 2.

(c) OPEN AREA: Eastern Washington.

(d) SEASON DATES: Sept. 1, 2012 - Feb. 15, 2013; Sept. 1, 2013 - Feb. 15, 2014; Sept. 1, 2014 - Feb. 15, 2015.

(21) MOURNING DOVE - FALCONRY

(a) BAG AND POSSESSION LIMITS: ((Three (3))) 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.

(b) OPEN AREA: Statewide.

(c) SEASON DATES: Sept. 1 - Dec. 16, 2012, 2013, 2014.

(22) COTTONTAIL RABBIT AND SNOWSHOE HARE - FALCONRY

(a) BAG AND POSSESSION LIMITS: ((Five (5))) 5 cottontails or snowshoe hares per day, straight or mixed bag. Possession limit: ((Fifteen (15))) 15 at any time.

(b) OPEN AREA: Statewide.

(c) SEASON DATES: Aug. 1, 2012 - Mar. 15, 2013; Aug. 1, 2013 - Mar. 15, 2014; Aug. 1, 2014 - Mar. 15, 2015.


OTHER SEASONS:

(23) CANADA GOOSE SEPTEMBER SEASON

(a) WESTERN WASHINGTON BAG AND POSSESSION LIMITS: ((Western Washington, except Cowlitz and Wahkiakum counties and that part of Clark County north of the Washougal River: Five (5)))

(i) 5 Canada geese per day with a total of ((ten (10))) 10 in possession at any time((.)), EXCEPT:

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

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

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

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

(24) MOURNING DOVE

(a) BAG AND POSSESSION LIMITS: ((Ten (10))) 10 mourning doves per day with a total of ((twenty (20))) 20 mourning doves in possession at any time.

(b) OPEN AREA: Statewide.

(c) SEASON DATES: Sept. 1-30, 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 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 permit as evidence of compliance with this requirement when hunting migratory game birds.
))

(25) BAND-TAILED PIGEON

(a) BAG AND POSSESSION LIMITS: ((Two (2))) 2 band-tailed pigeons per day with a total of ((four (4))) 4 band-tailed pigeons in possession at one time.

(b) OPEN AREA: Statewide.

(c) SEASON DATES: Sept. 15-23, 2012, 2013, 2014.

(d) WRITTEN AUTHORIZATION IS REQUIRED TO HUNT BAND-TAILED PIGEONS.

(i) 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 required information ((required)) on the harvest record card in ink. Hunters must report harvest information from band-tailed pigeon harvest record cards to Washington department of fish and wildlife (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)) WDFW 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)) violate reporting requirements.

(ii) Beginning with the 2013 license year, hunters who ((have)) do not ((reported)) report band-tailed pigeon 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)) is issued. A hunter may only be penalized a maximum of ten dollars during a license year.

(26) BIRD DOG TRAINING SEASON

(a) 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).

(b) OPEN AREA: Statewide.

(c) SEASON DATES: Aug. 1, 2012 - Mar. 31, 2013; Aug. 1, 2013 - Mar. 31, 2014; Aug. 1, 2014 - Mar. 31, 2015.

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

(e) Bird dog training may be conducted year round on areas posted for bird dog training on portions of:

(i) Region One - Espanola (T24N, R40E, E 1/2 of section 16);

(ii) Region Three - South L. T. Murray Wildlife Area;

(iii) Region Four - Skagit Wildlife Area, Lake Terrell Wildlife Area, and Snoqualmie Wildlife Area;

(iv) Region Five - Shillapoo/Vancouver Lake Wildlife Area;

(v) 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.
))

(27) YAKAMA INDIAN RESERVATION:

The 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15 upland bird seasons within the Yakama Indian Reservation ((shall be)) are the same as the season established by the Yakama Indian Nation.

(28) COLVILLE INDIAN RESERVATION:

The 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15 upland bird seasons within the Colville Indian Reservation ((shall be)) are the same as the season established by the Colville Indian Tribe.


HIP REQUIREMENTS:

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

(30) Youth hunters are required to complete a HIP survey and possess a free Washington Youth Migratory Bird permit as evidence of compliance with this requirement when hunting migratory game birds.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 12-11-005 (Order 12-70), 232-28-342, filed 5/2/12, effective 6/2/12. 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.]


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-622   2012-2014 Big horn sheep seasons and permit quotas.   (1) 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, Unlawful hunting of big game -- Penalty.

(2) Bighorn Sheep Permit Hunts

(a) Who May Apply: Anyone may apply, EXCEPT those who previously harvested a bighorn sheep in Washington state. An individual may only harvest one bighorn sheep during his or her lifetime. However, this restriction is waived for raffle and auction hunts and ewe only hunts.

(b) Bag Limit: One bighorn ram, except in designated adult ewe hunts the limit is one bighorn adult ewe.


Hunt Name Permit Season Permit Hunt Boundary Description Special Restrictions Permits
Vulcan Mountain Sept. 15 - Oct. 10 Sheep Unit 2 Any Legal Weapon 1
Selah Butte Nov. 5-30 Sheep Unit 4 Any Legal Weapon 3
Umtanum Sept. 15 - Oct. 10 Sheep Unit 5 Any Legal Weapon 2
Cleman Mountain A Sept. 15 - Oct. 10 Sheep Unit 7 Any Legal Weapon 6
Cleman Mountain B Nov. 5-30 Sheep Unit 7 Any Legal Weapon 6
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 3
Swakane Sept. 15 - Oct. 10 Sheep Unit 14 Any Legal Weapon 1
Tieton A Sept. 15-30 Sheep Unit 15 Any Legal Weapon 3
Tieton B Nov. 5-30 Sheep Unit 15 Any Legal Weapon 3
Manson Nov. 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. An adult 18 years of age or older must accompany the youth hunter during the hunt.

(3) Bighorn Sheep Units:

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

(b) 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.

(c) 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.

(d) 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.

(e) 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.

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

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

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

(i) Sheep Unit 14 Swakane: Permit Area: GMU 250.

(j) Sheep Unit 15 Tieton: Permit Area: GMU 360.

(k) 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.

(l) Sheep Unit 17 Asotin: Permit Area: GMU 175.

(m) 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.

(n) 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.

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WAC 232-28-623   2012-2014 Mountain goat seasons and permit quotas.   (1) Hunters must 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, Unlawful hunting of big game -- Penalty.

(2) Mountain Goat Permit Hunts

(a) 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 his or her lifetime, except for those who harvested a goat prior to 1999. This restriction is waived for raffle and auction hunts.

(b) Bag Limit: One (1) adult goat of either sex with horns 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 Sept. 15 - Oct. 31 Wolf Creek, West Fork Methow Any Legal Weapon 1
South Lake Chelan Sept. 15 - Oct. 31 Railroad Creek, Pyramid Mountain, Box Canyon 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 the hunt area.

bPermit hunters may start hunting September 1 with archery equipment.

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WAC 232-28-624   Deer area descriptions.   The following areas are defined as 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. 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 1/2 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 Palouse 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 (Clallam and Jefferson counties): Dungeness-Miller Peninsula: That part of GMU 624 west of Discovery Bay and Salmon Creek.

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WAC 232-28-625   Hound hunting prohibited during deer and elk hunting seasons.   (1) 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.

(2) It is unlawful to use hounds at any time of year to hunt black bear, cougar, coyote, or bobcat. The only exception is for cougar hunted with a public safety cougar removal permit under WAC 232-12-243, or a commission authorized hound permit under WAC 232-28-285.

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OTS-5027.1


REPEALER

     The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
WAC 232-28-285 2010-2011 Pilot cougar hunting seasons with the aid of dogs.