WSR 13-02-043

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 12-290 -- Filed December 21, 2012, 4:12 p.m. , effective January 21, 2013 ]


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

Purpose: The purpose of this proposal is to streamline, reorganize, and update rules in accordance with the WAC overhaul project currently underway. The agency's RCWs were combined and updated after the department of fisheries and the department of wildlife were consolidated; however the WACs were never consolidated and streamlined. These changes are part of a larger effort to reorganize and update the agency's WACs.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: This rule change proposal was discussed during the fish and wildlife commission meeting and public hearing held on November 8, 2012. The proposed changes were adopted by the commission at the December 14, 2012, commission meeting. The changes update, clarify, and improve enforceability of various shellfish, fish, and wildlife rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending 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 and 232-12-261 Live decoys unlawful and 232-12-289 Official hunting hours for game birds and game animals; new WAC 232-12-063 Live wildlife--Facility, fencing, and marking requirements and 232-12-288 Official hunting hours for game animals and forest grouse; and repealing 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.

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

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 12-19-091 on September 19, 2012.

Changes Other than Editing from Proposed to Adopted Version: Some small editing changes were made from the proposed to the adopted version. However, these were all technical changes rather than substantive. Changes include amending WAC titles for uniformity, correcting a few errors, and making minor word changes/additions for clarity. Additionally, WAC 220-56-360 was changed to include seven razor clam areas instead of the original three. This change is consistent with regularly adopted emergency rules for razor clam seasons and promotes clarity and efficiency.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 2, Amended 15, Repealed 6.

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

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

Date Adopted: December 14, 2012.

Miranda Wecker, Chair

Fish and Wildlife Commission

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-5014.3


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 Bay between Cape Disappointment and Toke Point, not including the beaches within the Shoalwater Bay Indian Reservation or those tidelands and waters within the boundaries of Razor Clam Area 2;

(b) "Razor Clam Area 2" includes the tidelands and waters of the detached sand spits at the entrance to Willapa Bay west of Ellen Sands, north of the tip of Leadbetter Point and south of the Willapa Bay Ship Channel;

(c) "Razor Clam Area 3" includes the tidelands and waters of the Pacific Ocean, Willapa Bay, and Grays Harbor from Toke Point west and north to the westernmost point of the jetty at the end of Point Brown, not including the beaches within the Shoalwater Bay Indian Reservation;

(d) "Razor Clam Area 4" includes the tidelands and waters of the Pacific Ocean from the westernmost point of the jetty at the end of Point Brown north to the Copalis River;

(e) "Razor Clam Area 5" includes the tidelands and waters of the Pacific Ocean from the Copalis River north to the southern boundary of the Quinault Indian Reservation;

(f) "Razor Clam Area 6" includes the tidelands and waters of the Pacific Ocean from the northern boundary of the Quinault Indian Reservation north to Brown's Point (in the Kalaloch area of Jefferson County);

(g) "Razor Clam Area 7" includes the tidelands and waters of the Pacific Ocean from Brown's Point (in the Kalaloch area of Jefferson County) north to the Bonilla-Tatoosh line at Cape Flattery, not including those beaches that fall within the boundaries of an Indian Reservation.

(2) It is unlawful to take, dig for or possess razor clams taken for personal use from any beaches in any razor clam area((s 1, 2, and 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-5022.2


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.

(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.

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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-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.