WSR 17-10-076
PERMANENT RULES
DEPARTMENT OF
FISH AND WILDLIFE
[Order 17-10—Filed May 3, 2017, 11:25 a.m., effective June 3, 2017]
Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
Purpose: WAC 232-12-021 Importation and retention of dead nonresident wildlife, 232-28-283 Big game and wild turkey auction, raffle, and special incentive permits, 232-28-299 Mandatory report of hunting activity, and 232-28-358 2015-2017 Elk general seasons and definitions: The proposed changes to these four rules are limited to corrections to WAC headings or internal references to other WAC that are subject to the recodification of Title 232 WAC. This is part of the department's effort to cleanup and better organize Washington department of fish and wildlife's (WDFW) administrative code and provides the public and department staff with a more logical and navigable code. It will also consolidate all rules under one WAC title and should accomplish a streamlined, legally accurate, and legally adequate administrative code.
WAC 232-28-248 Special closures and firearm restriction areas: The changes to the special closures and firearm restriction areas WAC that were recommended by department staff are administrative changes that clarify road names and game management unit (GMU) names. Special closures and firearm restriction areas allow the fish and wildlife commission to restrict or close hunting activity in certain areas and during certain time periods to optimize safety, discourage trespass on restricted lands, and protect sensitive species.
WAC 232-28-273 Moose seasons, permit quotas, and areas: Department staff recommended (1) reducing any moose permits in the combined GMU 127 and 130 hunting unit ("Hangman") from 7 to 4; (2) reducing antlerless-only moose permits in GMU 127 from 7 to 4; (3) extending season length of the Parker Lake archery (moose area 3) hunt from Sept. 1-26 to Sept. 1-30; (4) extending season length of Parker Lake muzzleloader from Sept. 27-Oct. 5 to Oct. 1-31; and (5) increasing the number of hunter education instructor incentive permits from 2 to 4, but expanding the GMUs open to these permit holders to include GMUs 101, 105, 108, 111, 113, and 121.
Feedback from hunters during seasons 2015 and 2016 indicated it has been increasingly difficult to find moose in GMUs 127 and 130. Feedback from hunters has indicated that more time has been needed to successfully hunt in the Parker Lake area, and military officials have suggested these specific season dates. Increasing the hunter education instructor incentive permits will help incentivize instructors to meet program goals and public demand.
WAC 232-28-291 Special hunting season permits: WDFW staff recommended allowing the department to restore points to hunters that draw a damage hunt administered by a WDFW designated hunt coordinator, but do not get called to participate.
Feedback from hunters since the inception of this type of hunt suggests that this is a problem that can be fixed by the proposed changes.
WAC 232-28-296 Landowner hunting permits: Department staff recommended modifying hunt dates on properties enrolled in WDFW's landowner hunting permit (LHP) program for the 2017 hunting seasons. These sites offer special hunting opportunities to the public through permits issued by WDFW, raffles, or selection by the landowner.
Several years ago, the fish and wildlife commission developed a policy to expand the private lands available to the general public for hunting. One of the programs authorized was the LHP program. This program encourages landowners to provide opportunity to the general hunter in exchange for customized hunting seasons and the ability to generate funding to offset the cost of providing public access.
WAC 232-28-337 Elk area descriptions: Department staff recommended the removal of six elk areas (EA) in Grays Harbor, Mason, Clallam, and Jefferson counties. These EAs (6012, 6062, 6066, 6068, 6072, and 6073) are no longer needed to mitigate wildlife conflict.
Elk areas allow the fish and wildlife commission to adopt hunting seasons that can be conducted at a smaller scale than the GMU. Setting seasons at this scale allows for more strategic wildlife management using hunting as a tool to control populations and mitigate wildlife conflict. When the need for a particular EA subsides, the fish and wildlife commission adopts amendments to the rule that removes those particular EAs.
WAC 232-28-342 Small game and other wildlife seasons and regulations: Department staff recommended changing the wildlife area name South L. T. Murray to Wenas. The wildlife area name Wenas will now be consistent with WDFW publications including web site pages, the pamphlet, and brochures.
The wildlife area name South L. T. Murray changed to Wenas in 1997. The name change was due to the different funding sources. The southern portion of the L. T. Murray wildlife area is funded by federal Bonneville Power Administration money where as L. T. Murray proper is funded by wildlife state money.
WAC 232-28-357 2015-2017 Deer general seasons and definitions: Department staff recommended retaining general season deer hunting opportunity for 2017. In addition, the purpose of the proposal is to balance the hunting opportunity between user groups. The proposal also increases the opportunity when deer populations allow, and reduces the opportunity when declining deer numbers warrant a change.
These recommendations provide for recreational deer hunting opportunity and protect deer from overharvest. They also help address deer agricultural damage problems and provide for deer population control when needed.
WAC 232-28-359 2017 Deer special permits: Department staff recommended retaining special permit deer hunting opportunity for 2017. In addition, the purpose of the proposal is to balance the hunting opportunity between user groups. The proposal also increases the opportunity when deer populations allow, and reduces the opportunity when declining deer numbers warrant a change.
These recommendations provide for recreational deer hunting opportunity and protect deer from overharvest. They also help address deer agricultural damage problems and provide for deer population control when needed.
WAC 232-28-360 2017 Elk special permits: Department staff recommended retaining elk special permit hunting opportunity for 2017. The purpose is to balance the elk hunting opportunity between user groups. The proposal also increases elk hunting opportunity when elk populations allow, and reduces elk hunting opportunity when declining elk numbers warrant a change.
These recommendations provide for recreational elk hunting opportunity and protect elk from overharvest. They also help address elk agricultural damage problems and provide for elk population control when needed.
WAC 232-28-436 2016-2017 Migratory waterfowl seasons and regulations: Department staff recommended amending WAC 232-28-436 2016-2017 Migratory waterfowl seasons and regulations, to specify legal season dates, bag limits, and open areas to hunt waterfowl, coot, snipe, band-tailed pigeon, and mourning dove for the 2017-2018 hunting season. In this proposal goose bag limits are changed from a bag limit of 4 geese (not including brant) to allow harvest of 4 Canada geese, 10 white-fronted geese, and 6 white geese statewide during specified season dates. Dusky Canada Goose remains closed to harvest. The proposal opens Whatcom and Clallam counties to limited brant harvest dates.
Migratory game bird seasons and regulations are developed based on cooperative management programs among states of the Pacific Flyway and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, considering population status and other biological parameters. The rule establishes migratory game bird seasons and regulations to provide recreational opportunity, control waterfowl damage, and conserve the migratory game bird resources of Washington.
WAC 232-28-622 Bighorn sheep seasons, permit quotas, and areas: WDFW staff recommended (1) temporarily eliminating the bighorn sheep ram permit for the Vulcan Mountain herd; (2) reducing the number of bighorn ram permits for the Lincoln Cliffs herd from 2 to 1; and (3) adjusting the beginning date of the late bighorn sheep ewe season at Cleman Mountain. 
The Vulcan Mountain bighorn sheep herd may be increasing slowly but remains small, and there are few mature rams in the herd at this time. WDFW comanages this herd with the Colville Confederated Tribes, who have similarly instituted a temporary moratorium on harvest in this herd. WDFW is attempting to bolster this herd via translocations, and we hope to be able to offer a ram permit in future, in cooperation with our tribal partners, but for now, ram harvest is not advisable.
At the March commission meeting and in the CR-102 filing, the department was recommending increasing ewe permits in the Cleman Mountain herd by adding a second season. Since that time, the department has determined that the over-winter mortality in this herd is sufficient to reach management objectives. Therefore, the department is withdrawing its initial recommendation for increased opportunity in the Cleman Mountain herd.
WAC 232-28-624 Deer area descriptions: Department staff recommended changes to the deer area descriptions rule to create a new deer area in Klickitat County. The proposed new deer area will expand deer hunting opportunity on newly acquired wildlife area land.
Deer areas allow the fish and wildlife commission to adopt hunting seasons that can be conducted at a smaller scale than the GMU. Setting seasons at this scale allows for more strategic wildlife management, expanding hunting opportunity using hunting as a tool to control deer populations and mitigating wildlife conflict.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 232-12-021, 232-28-248, 232-28-273, 232-28-283, 232-28-291, 232-28-296, 232-28-299, 232-28-337, 232-28-342, 232-28-357, 232-28-358, 232-28-359, 232-28-360, 232-28-436, 232-28-622, and 232-28-624.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, 77.12.047, 77.12.150, 77.12.240, 77.12.800, 77.32.090.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 17-04-103 on February 1, 2017.
Changes Other than Editing from Proposed to Adopted Version: WAC 232-12-021, 232-28-248, 232-28-283, 232-28-291, 232-28-296, 232-28-299, 232-28-337, 232-28-342, 232-28-358, and 232-28-624: None.
WAC 232-28-273, the title of the WAC was changed to "2017 Moose seasons, permit quotas, and areas" to reflect the current year.
WAC 232-28-357:
Under Modern Firearm, the title of the "Hunters 65 and Over, Disabled, or Youth General Seasons" was changed to "Hunters 65 and Over, Disabled, and Youth General Seasons" to clarify the opportunity provided is for each of the three user groups.
Under Modern Firearm, Eastern Washington White-tailed Deer, Hunters 65 and Over, Disabled, and Youth General Seasons, the line that includes 2017 Dates – Oct. 19-22, GMUs 101, 105, 108, 111, 113, 117, and 121 with the Legal DeerAny white-tailed deer was removed.
Under Modern Firearm, Eastern Washington White-tailed Deer, a new line was added for Disabled and Youth General Seasons with 2017 Dates to include Oct. 14-15 and Oct. 21-22, and to include GMUs 101, 105, 108, 111, 113, 117, and 121 with the Legal Deer being Any white-tailed deer.
These two changes constitute a reduction in antlerless hunting opportunity for senior hunters while maintaining some opportunity for youth and disabled hunters. These changes reflect a need to reduce harvest in response to the severity of the 2016-2017 winter.
Under Late Archery General Deer Seasons, Eastern Washington White-tailed Deer, Nov. 10-Dec. 15, GMU 101, the Legal Deer was changed from Any white-tailed deer to White-tailed, any buck.
Under Late Archery General Deer Seasons, Eastern Washington White-tailed Deer, GMUs 105, 108, 117, and 121, White-tailed any buck, the dates were changed from Nov. 22-Dec. 9 to Nov. 22-Dec. 15.
Under Late Archery General Deer Seasons, Eastern Washington White-tailed Deer, the line was removed that includes 2017 Dates Dec. 10-15, GMUs 105, 108, 117, and 121, Legal DeerAny white-tailed deer.
These three changes constitute a reduction in antlerless hunting opportunity for late season archery while maintaining the season for white-tailed deer bucks. These changes reflect a need to reduce harvest in response to the severity of the 2016-2017 winter.
WAC 232-28-359:
Under Quality, Modern Firearm, the permit numbers were changed for the following hunts:
º
Manson, the permit number was changed from 10 to 7;
º
Chiwawa, the permit number was changed from 27 to 19;
º
Slide Ridge, the permit number was changed from 10 to 7;
º
Entiat, the permit number was changed from 25 to 18;
º
Swakane, the permit number was changed from 15 to 11;
º
Mission, the permit number was changed from 10 to 7.
These permit reductions reflect a need to reduce harvest in response to the severity of the 2016-2017 winter.
Under Quality, Modern Firearm, the permit numbers were changed for the following hunts:
º
Quilomene, the permit number was changed from 14 to 13;
º
Teanaway, the permit number was changed from 20 to 21.
These permit changes reflect adjustments resulting from the special permit allocation formula.
Under Quality, Archery, the permit numbers were changed for the following hunts:
º
Chiwawa, the permit number was changed from 10 to 7;
º
Slide Ridge, the permit number was changed from 3 to 2;
º
Entiat, the permit number was changed from 50 to 35.
These permit reductions reflect a need to reduce harvest in response to the severity of the 2016-2017 winter.
Under Quality, Archery, the permit numbers were changed for the following hunts:
º
Desert, Sept. 1-Oct. 7, the permit number was changed from 15 to 12;
º
Desert, Nov. 25-Dec. 12, the end date was changed to Dec. 10 and the permit number was changed from 14 to 12;
º
Naneum, the permit number was changed from 7 to 8;
º
Teanaway, the permit number was changed from 8 to 10.
These permit changes reflect adjustments resulting from the special permit allocation formula and also prevents an overlap with a modern firearm special permit hunt.
Under Quality, Muzzleloader, the permit numbers were changed for the following hunts:
º
Chiwawa, the permit number was changed from 3 to 2;
º
Mission, the permit number was changed from 15 to 11.
These permit reductions reflect a need to reduce harvest in response to the severity of the 2016-2017 winter.
Under Quality, Muzzleloader, the permit numbers were changed for the following hunts:
º
Teanaway, the permit number was changed from 2 to 3;
º
Quilomene, the permit number was changed from 2 to 1.
These permit changes reflect adjustments resulting from the special permit allocation formula.
Under Bucks, Archery, the permit numbers were changed for the following hunts:
º
Ritzville, the permit number was changed from 10 to 21;
º
Alkali, the permit number was changed from 3 to 2.
These permit changes reflect adjustments resulting from the special permit allocation formula.
Under Antlerless, Archery, the Entiat hunt was deleted. These permit reductions reflect a need to reduce harvest in response to the severity of the 2016-2017 winter.
Under Antlerless, Archery, the Swakane hunt was deleted. These permit reductions reflect a need to reduce harvest in response to the severity of the 2016-2017 winter.
Under 2nd Deer, Modern, the Mission hunt was deleted. These permit reductions reflect a need to reduce harvest in response to the severity of the 2016-2017 winter.
Under 2nd Deer, Modern, Desert hunt, the dates were changed from Dec. 9-25 to Dec. 11-25. This change avoids an overlap with an archery special permit hunt.
Under 2nd Deer, Muzzleloader, the Chiwawa hunt, the Swakane hunt, and the Mission hunt were deleted. These permit reductions reflect a need to reduce harvest in response to the severity of the 2016-2017 winter.
Under Youth, Modern, the second Couse hunt, Oct. 14-24, GMU 181, the Special Restriction was changed from Antlerless to Any Deer. This change corrects an error in the initial filing and differentiates between the first and second Couse hunts.
Under Youth, Modern:
º
Chiwawa, the permit number was changed from 10 to 5;
º
Entiat, the permit number was changed from 10 to 5;
º
Swakane, the permit number was changed from 5 to 3;
º
Mission, the permit number was changed from 15 to 8.
These permit reductions reflect a need to reduce harvest in response to the severity of the 2016-2017 winter.
Under Youth, Muzzleloader, Mission, the number of permits were changed from 5 to 3. These permit reductions reflect a need to reduce harvest in response to the severity of the 2016-2017 winter.
Under Senior 65+, Modern, the permit numbers were changed for the following hunts:
º
Chiwawa, the permit number was changed from 10 to 5;
º
Entiat, the permit number was changed from 10 to 5;
º
Swakane, the permit number was changed from 10 to 5;
º
Mission, the permit number was changed from 10 to 5.
These permit reductions reflect a need to reduce harvest in response to the severity of the 2016-2017 winter.
Under Hunters with Disabilities, Modern, the permit numbers were changed for the following hunts:
º
Chiwawa, the permit number was changed from 5 to 3;
º
Entiat, the permit number was changed from 5 to 3;
º
Mission, the permit number was changed from 5 to 3.
These permit reductions reflect a need to reduce harvest in response to the severity of the 2016-2017 winter.
Under Hunters with Disabilities, Muzzleloader, the permit numbers were changed for the following hunts:
º
Chiwawa, the permit number was changed from 5 to 3;
º
Entiat, the permit number was changed from 5 to 3;
º
Mission, the permit number was changed from 5 to 3.
These permit reductions reflect a need to reduce harvest in response to the severity of the 2016-2017 winter.
WAC 232-28-360:
Under the Quality, Modern Firearm (EF and WF), the permit numbers were changed for the following hunts:
º
Wenaha West, the permit number was changed from 10 to 9;
º
Wenaha East, the permit number was changed from 11 to 10;
º
Lick Creek, the permit number was changed from 7 to 6;
º
Colockum, Oct. 23-Nov. 5, the permit number was changed from 23 to 22;
º
Observatory, the permit number was changed from 5 to 3;
º
Little Naches, the permit number was changed from 15 to 10;
º
Nooksack, the permit number was changed from 10 to 12;
º
Toutle, the permit number was changed from 49 to 46.
These permit changes reflect a need to reduce the harvest of elk populations that are at or below population objective, or they are adjustments resulting from the special permit allocation formula, or are permit levels agreed upon with stakeholders and tribes.
Under the Quality, Archery (EA and WA), the permit numbers were changed for the following hunts:
º
Blue Creek, the permit number was changed from 5 to 6;
º
Ten Ten, the permit number was changed from 3 to 4;
º
Tucannon, the permit number was changed from 7 to 6;
º
Wenaha East, the permit number was changed from 6 to 4;
º
Mountain View, the permit number was changed from 13 to 14;
º
Couse, the permit number was changed from 3 to 2;
º
Colockum, the permit number was changed from 17 to 13;
º
Teanaway, the permit number was changed from 6 to 4;
º
Peaches Ridge, the permit number was changed from 134 to 104;
º
Observatory, the permit number was changed from 134 to 104;
º
Goose Prairie, the permit number was changed from 93 to 109;
º
Bethel, the permit number was changed from 46 to 66;
º
Rimrock, the permit number was changed from 71 to 85;
º
Nooksack, the permit number was changed from 5 to 7;
º
Toutle, the permit number was changed from 37 to 34;
º
White River, the permit number was changed from 24 to 19.
These permit changes reflect a need to reduce the harvest of elk populations that are at or below population objective, or they are adjustments resulting from the special permit allocation formula, or are permit levels agreed upon with stakeholders and tribes.
Under Quality, Muzzleloader (EM and WM), the permit numbers were changed for the following hunts:
º
Dayton, the permit number was changed from 4 to 5;
º
Wenaha East, the permit number was changed from 3 to 4;
º
Colockum, the permit number was changed from 9 to 7;
º
Teanaway, the permit number was changed from 3 to 2;
º
Peaches Ridge, the permit number was changed from 34 to 33;
º
Observatory, the permit number was changed from 31 to 27.
These permit changes reflect a need to reduce the harvest of elk populations that are at or below population objective, or they are adjustments resulting from the special permit allocation formula, or are permit levels agreed upon with stakeholders and tribes.
Under Quality, Muzzleloader (EM and WM), the permit numbers were changed for the following hunts:
º
Goose Prairie, the permit number was changed from 16 to 24;
º
Bethel, the permit number was changed from 14 to 20;
º
Rimrock, the permit number was changed from 9 to 10;
º
Cowiche, the permit number was changed from 9 to 5;
º
Nooksack, the permit number was changed from 5 to 7;
º
Toutle, the permit number was changed from 12 to 13.
These permit changes reflect a need to reduce the harvest of elk populations that are at or below population objective, or they are adjustments resulting from the special permit allocation formula, or are permit levels agreed upon with stakeholders and tribes.
Under the Bulls, Modern Firearm (EF and WF), the permit numbers were changed for the following hunts:
º
Peaches Ridge, the permit number was changed from 118 to 110;
º
Observatory, the permit number was changed from 86 to 71;
º
Goose Prairie, the permit number was changed from 84 to 106;
º
Bethel, the permit number was changed from 64 to 76;
º
Rimrock, the permit number was changed from 83 to 77;
º
Cowiche, the permit number was changed from 13 to 12;
º
Olympic, the permit number was changed from 8 to 7;
º
White River, the permit number was changed from 34 to 35.
These permit changes reflect a need to reduce the harvest of elk populations that are at or below population objective, or they are adjustments resulting from the special permit allocation formula, or are permit levels agreed upon with stakeholders and tribes.
Under Bulls, Western Archery (WA), Olympic, the permit number was changed from 6 to 5. This permit change reflects adjustments resulting from the special permit allocation formula.
Under Bulls, Western Muzzleloader (WM), Skokomish, the permit number was changed from 2 to 1. This permit change reflects adjustments resulting from the special permit allocation formula.
Under Antlerless, Modern Firearm (EF) the permit numbers were changed for the following hunts:
º
Dayton, the permit number was changed from 25 to 8;
º
Lick Creek, the permit number was changed from 5 to 3.
These permit changes reflect a need to reduce the harvest of elk populations that are at or below population objective.
Under Antlerless, Modern Firearm (EF and WF) the permit numbers were changed for the following hunts:
º
Colockum, the permit number was changed from 510 to 100;
º
Taneum, the permit number was changed from 350 to 35;
º
Manastash, the permit number was changed from 300 to 30;
º
Umtanum, the permit number was changed from 250 to 25;
º
Little Naches, the permit number was changed from 350 to 35;
º
Nile, the permit number was changed from 100 to 10;
º
Bumping, the permit number was changed from 200 to 20;
º
Bethel, the permit number was changed from 100 to 10;
º
Rimrock, the permit number was changed from 110 to 15;
º
Cowiche, the permit number was changed from 110 to 15;
º
Winston, the permit number was changed from 40 to 25;
º
Margaret, the permit number was changed from 40 to 25;
º
Coweeman, the permit number was changed from 75 to 50;
º
Toutle, the permit number was changed from 35 to 25;
º
Lewis River, the permit number was changed from 60 to 40;
º
Mudflow, the permit number was changed from 10 to 7.
These permit changes reflect a need to reduce the harvest of elk populations that are at or below population objective.
Under Antlerless, Archery (EA and WA), the permit numbers were changed for the following hunts:
º
Dayton, the permit number was changed from 15 to 5;
º
Margaret, the permit number was changed from 30 to 20;
º
Toutle, the permit number was changed from 50 to 30.
These permit changes reflect a need to reduce the harvest of elk populations that are at or below population objective.
Under Antlerless, Muzzleloader (EM and WM) the permit numbers were changed for the following hunts:
º
Dayton, the permit number was changed from 25 to 8;
º
Lick Creek, the permit number was changed from 5 to 3;
º
Colockum, the permit number was changed from 140 to 50;
º
Taneum, the permit number was changed from 270 to 25;
º
Manastash, the permit number was changed from 250 to 25;
º
Umtanum, the permit number was changed from 215 to 20;
º
Nile, the permit number was changed from 75 to 10;
º
Bumping, the permit number was changed from 55 to 10;
º
Bethel, the permit number was changed from 40 to 10;
º
Cowiche, the permit number was changed from 80 to 10;
º
Mudflow, the permit number was changed from 5 to 4;
º
Winston, the permit number was changed from 20 to 15;
º
Margaret, the permit number was changed from 20 to 10;
º
Coweeman, the permit number was changed from 40 to 25;
º
Toutle, the permit number was changed from 40 to 25;
º
Lewis River, the permit number was changed from 20 to 15.
These permit changes reflect a need to reduce the harvest of elk populations that are at or below population objective.
Under Youth, the permit numbers were changed for the following hunts:
º
Colockum, EF, the permit number was changed from 60 to 15;
º
Yakima North, EF, the permit number was changed from 145 to 15;
º
Yakima Central, EF, the permit number was changed from 50 to 5;
º
Yakima South, EF, the permit number was changed from 30 to 5;
º
Colockum, EM, the permit number was changed from 30 to 5;
º
Yakima North, EM, the permit number was changed from 50 to 10;
º
Yakima Central, EM, the permit number was changed from 30 to 10;
º
Yakima South, EM, the permit number was changed from 30 to 10;
º
Mudflow, WF, Oct. 28 – Nov. 3, the permit number was changed from 4 to 3;
º
Coweeman, WF, the permit number was changed from 25 to 15;
º
Toutle, WF, the permit number was changed from 40 to 25;
º
Lewis River, WF, the permit number was changed from 15 to 10.
These permit changes reflect a need to reduce the harvest of elk populations that are at or below population objective.
Under 65+ Senior, the permit numbers were changed for the following hunts:
º
Colockum, EF, the permit number was changed from 15 to 5;
º
Yakima North, EF, the permit number was changed from 40 to 10;
º
Yakima Central, EF, the permit number was changed from 10 to 5;
º
Yakima South, EF, the permit number was changed from 10 to 5;
º
Yakima North, EM, the permit number was changed from 25 to 5;
º
Yakima Central, EM, the permit number was changed from 15 to 5.
These permit changes reflect a need to reduce the harvest of elk populations that are at or below population objective.
Under Hunters with Disabilities, the permit numbers were changed for the following hunts:
º
Colockum, the permit number was changed from 15 to 5;
º
Yakima North, the permit number was changed from 40 to 10;
º
Yakima Central, the permit number was changed from 20 to 5;
º
Yakima South, the permit number was changed from 10 to 5;
º
Mudflow, Oct. 20 – 26, the permit number was changed from 4 to 3.
These permit changes reflect a need to reduce the harvest of elk populations that are at or below population objective.
Under the Master Hunter category, Region 2, the dates were changed from Aug. 1, 2016 – Mar. 31, 2017, to Aug. 1, 2017 – Mar. 31, 2018. The change corrects the hunt dates so that they fall within the proper license year for the upcoming season.
Under the Master Hunter category, Region 4 North, the dates were changed from July 1, 2016 – Mar. 31, 2017, to July 1, 2017 – Mar. 31, 2018. The change corrects the hunt dates so that they fall within the proper license year for the upcoming season.
Under Master Hunter, the permit numbers were changed for the following hunt: Region 4 North, the number of permits was changed from 10 to 12. This permit change reflects permit levels agreed upon with stakeholders and tribes.
WAC 232-28-436:
Under Goose Management Area 2, Regular Season, the season dates and stipulations were changed to read as follows:
Regular Season
Open in all areas except Ridgefield NWR from 30 minutes after the start of official hunting hours to 30 minutes before the end of official hunting hours, 7-days per week during Oct. 14-29, 2017; Saturdays, Sundays, and Wednesdays only, Nov. 25, 2017 - Jan. 14, 2018; and Feb. 10 - Mar. 10, 2018. During Feb. 10 - Mar. 10, 2018, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Wildlife Refuges (NWRs) and WDFW Wildlife Areas are closed to goose hunting in Goose Management Area 2. Ridgefield NWR open from 30 minutes after the start of official hunting hours to 30 minutes before the end of official hunting hours, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays only, Oct. 14-21, 2017 and Nov. 25, 2017 - Jan. 13, 2018.
This changes the first 9-day window of the season to 16-days, Oct. 14–29, and allows goose hunting 7-days per week during this period. In a second period, from Nov. 25 - Jan. 14, hunting is allowed on Saturdays, Sundays, and Wednesdays only, except on Ridgefield NWR which is allowed official hunt days on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays only. The final period, from Feb. 10 – Mar. 10 was modified to take advantage of the Saturday, March 10 date, which is the final allowable hunting day under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. This results in a net increase of 9 allowable hunting days, and aligns hunting period dates closely with Oregon's NW Permit Zone to reduce confusion to hunters hunting both areas. These changes maximize harvest opportunity during a period of time when the presence of Dusky Canada Goose is minimal (prior to October 30) by allowing a 16-consecutive day opening hunting period and maximizes the final period to address concerns related to agricultural depredation.
WAC 232-28-622:
The "Cleman Mountain B" late ram hunt and the "Cleman Mountain C" early ewe hunt were removed. There has been sufficient over-winter mortality in the Cleman Mountain bighorn sheep herd so these additional removals are no longer needed to move the herd toward its desired abundance.
The number of bighorn sheep ram permits for the Lincoln Cliffs herd was changed from 2 to 1. This is advisable because although a recent survey documented many rams, fewer than hoped for were of the old, mature type that we wish to recruit into the population.
Under the description of Sheep Unit 18 Chelan Butte, the spelling of "Antoine Creek" was corrected.
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 0, Amended 16, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Date Adopted: April 14, 2017.
Brad Smith, Chair
Fish and Wildlife Commission
AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 16-12-087, filed 5/31/16, effective 7/1/16)
WAC 232-28-248 Special closures and firearm restriction areas.
(1) RESTRICTED HUNTING AREAS.
It is unlawful to hunt in the following restricted hunting areas unless otherwise provided:
(a) Parker Lake (GMU 117, Pend Oreille County): All lands south of Ruby Creek Road (USFS Road 2489), north of Tacoma Creek Road (USFS Road 2389), and west of Bonneville Power Administration power lines are designated as "CLOSED AREA" to hunting wild animals and wild birds year-round except for special hunts adopted by the fish and wildlife commission. The Parker Lake closure provides a protected area for the U.S. Air Force Military Survival Training Program.
(b) Columbia River: The Columbia River, all islands except privately owned, in the river, the Benton County shoreline below the high water mark, Central Hanford Department of Energy property, and any peninsula originating on the Benton County shoreline, between Vernita Bridge on Highway 24 downstream to the Richland city limits are designated as a "CLOSED AREA" to hunting wild animals and wild birds except waterfowl hunting is open below the high water mark between the old Hanford townsite power line crossing (wooden towers) in Section 24, T 13 N, R 27 E, and the Richland city limits.
(c) Green River (GMU 485): Except for special permit hunters, who may also take a black bear and/or cougar with the appropriate license/tag options, all lands within GMU 485 are designated as a "CLOSED AREA" to hunting big game year-round. During the general westside elk season and general and late deer seasons, all lands within GMU 485 year-round are also designated as a "CLOSED AREA" to hunting all wild animals, including wild birds, year-round. The city of Tacoma enforces trespass within GMU 485 year-round on lands owned or controlled by the city.
(d) McNeil Island (part of GMU 652): Closed to hunting all wild animals, including wild birds, year-round.
(e) Loo-wit (GMU 522): Closed to hunting and trapping, except for elk hunting by special permit holders during established seasons and in designated areas.
(2) A violation of subsection (1) of this section is punishable under RCW 77.15.400, 77.15.410, or 77.15.430, depending on the species hunted.
(3) CLOSED BIG GAME HUNTING AREAS.
It is unlawful to hunt big game in the following closed areas, unless otherwise specified:
(a) Clark, Cowlitz, Pacific, and Wahkiakum counties: Closed to hunting for Columbian whitetail deer.
(b) Cathlamet: Except for special permits issued by the department for nonendangered deer and elk, this area is closed to all deer and elk hunting to protect the Columbian whitetail deer. This area's boundaries are described as:
Beginning in the town of Skamokawa; then east along SR 4 to Risk Road; then south and east along Risk Road to Foster Road; then south along the Foster Road to the Elochoman River; then upstream along the Elochoman River to Elochoman Valley Road (old SR 407); then west along the Elochoman Valley Road to SR 4; then east along SR 4 to SR 409; then south along SR 409 to the Cathlamet Channel of the Columbia River; then east along the north shore of the Cathlamet Channel to Cape Horn; then south in the Columbia River to the state line; then west along the state line to a point directly south of the mouth of Skamokawa Creek; then north on Skamokawa Creek to SR 4 and the point of beginning.
(c) Walla Walla Mill Creek Watershed (GMU 157): All lands in the Mill Creek Watershed are designated as a "CLOSED AREA" to hunting all wild animals, including wild birds. The only exception is for deer or elk hunting by holders of GMU-157 special deer or elk permits during the established open season. These permit holders must have a U.S. Forest Service permit to enter the hunt area, and the area is closed to motorized vehicles. No entry into the Mill Creek Watershed is allowed at other times.
(d) Westport: Closed to hunting all big game animals on the part of Westport Peninsula lying north of State Highway 105 from the Elk River Bridge west end and the Schafer Island Road to the ocean beach.
(e) Cottonwood and Howard islands (GMU 564): Closed to all deer hunting.
(4) A violation of subsection (3) of this section is a gross misdemeanor or a class C felony punishable under RCW 77.15.410, depending on the circumstances of the violation.
(5) FIREARM RESTRICTION AREAS.
(a) It is unlawful to hunt wildlife in the following firearm restriction areas with centerfire or rimfire rifles, or to fail to comply with additional firearm restrictions, except as established below:
COUNTY
AREA
Chelan
That portion of GMU 251 (Mission) beginning at the intersection of the Duncan Road and Highway 2; south on Duncan Road to Mountain Home Road; south along Mountain Home Road to the Icicle Irrigation Ditch; south and west along the Icicle Irrigation Ditch to the Snow Lake Trail; west and north along the Snow Lake Trail and across the Icicle River to Icicle River Road; east and north along Icicle River Road to the Wenatchee River; northwest along the Wenatchee River to Highway 2; north and east on Highway 2 to Duncan Road and the point of beginning.
Clallam
That portion of GMU 624 (Coyle) located within Clallam County.
Clark
GMU 564 (((Battleground)) Battle Ground)
That portion of GMU 554 (Yale) in Clark County.
Cowlitz
GMU 554 (Yale)
GMU 504 (Stella)
That portion of GMU 564 (((Battleground)) Battle Ground) in Cowlitz County.
Grays Harbor
The following ((Chehalis Valley)) restriction applies only during modern firearm deer and elk seasons:
 
That portion of GMU 658 (North River) beginning at Bay City; then west along Highway 105 to Twin Harbors State Park; then south along Highway 105 to ((Grayland Grocery)) Cranberry Road; then east on Cranberry Road to Turkey Road; then east and north on Turkey Road to Bayview Logging Road; then north and east along Bayview Logging Road to Mallard Slough; then east and south along the Bayview Road to Andrews Creek; then north along main channel of Andrews Creek to Grays Harbor; then north and west along the main navigation channel to Bay City and point of beginning.
Grays Harbor
The following ((Chehalis Valley)) restriction applies only during modern firearm elk seasons:
 
That portion of GMU 660 (Minot Peak) described as follows: Beginning at Highway 12 and Highway 107 junction near Montesano; east and south on Highway 12 to State Street in Oakville; south on State Street to its merge with Oakville Road; west on Oakville Road to its merge with South Bank Road; northwest along South Bank Road to Wakefield Road; north on Wakefield Road to the Chehalis River; west along the Chehalis River to Highway 107 bridge; north on Highway 107 to Highway 12 to the point of beginning.
Island
GMUs 421 (Camano) and 420 (Whidbey).
Jefferson
Indian and Marrowstone islands.
King
The area west of Highway 203 (Monroe-Fall City, then Fall City-Preston Road) to Interstate 90 (I-90), I-90 to Highway 18, Highway 18 to Interstate 5 (I-5), I-5 to the Pierce-King County line; and GMU 422 (Vashon-Maury).
 
This area is restricted to archery only:
 
The following portion of GMU 652 (Puyallup): Beginning at the intersection of State Highway 410 and the southeast Mud Mountain Dam Road near the King/Pierce County line north of Buckley; then east along the southeast Mud Mountain Road to 284th Avenue Southeast; then north along 284th Avenue Southeast to State Highway 410; then west along Highway 410 to the point of the beginning.
Kitsap
East of State Highway 16 originating at the Tacoma Narrows Bridge to Gorst, and east of Highway 3 to Newbury Hill Road, north of Newbury Hill Road and the Bremerton-Seabeck Highway to Big Beef Creek Bridge; all of Bainbridge Island, and Bangor Military Reservation.
Kittitas
GMU 334 (Ellensburg) Closed to centerfire rifles during deer and elk seasons except for those areas designated in writing by WDFW wildlife conflict staff.
Klickitat
Elk Area 5062 (Trout Lake) closed to centerfire rifles, handguns, and muzzleloaders October 1 to January 30.
Mason
GMU 633 (Mason Lake) south of Hammersley Inlet; and all of Harstine Island.
Pacific
GMU 684 (Long Beach) the following Long Beach Peninsula restriction applies only during modern firearm deer and elk seasons: Beginning at the end of Outer Harbor Way in the City of Ilwaco to U.S. Highway 101, west and north on Highway 101 to Sandridge Road; north on Sandridge Road to 95th Street; west on 95th Street to Tarlatt Slough; out Tarlatt Slough to Willapa Bay, north along the shoreline of Willapa Bay, then west to the Pacific Ocean. South along the west coast of the peninsula to Cape Disappointment State Park; east along state park boundary to Baker Bay; east along Baker Bay to the point of beginning.
The portion of GMU 658 (North River) south and west of State Highway 105 and Airport Road between Raymond and North River Bridge.
GMU 681 (Chinook Valley) beginning at confluence of Wallacut River, east along the Columbia River to the Astoria-Megler bridge; west along U.S. Highway 101 to Houtchen Road, north on Houtchen Road to the Chinook River; west on the Chinook River to the Chinook Valley Road; west on the Chinook Valley Road to Highway 101 and Wallacut River bridge; southwest on Wallacut River to point of beginning.
Pierce
GMU 652 (Ketron Island), GMU 655 (Anderson) limited to archery, shotgun, and muzzleloader. McNeil Island closed to hunting.
See GMU 652 restriction area outlined for King County.
GMU 627 (Kitsap) south of Highway 302 on the Longbranch Peninsula is a firearm restriction area.
San Juan
All San Juan County, including GMUs 411 (Orcas), 412 (Shaw), 413 (San Juan), 414 (Lopez), 415 (Blakely), 416 (Decatur), and those portions of GMU 410 (Islands) that occur in San Juan County.
Snohomish
All areas west of Highway 9, until the intersection of Highway 9 and Highway 2, then east along Highway 2 to Highway 203, then all areas west of Highway 203 to the Snohomish/King County line.
Skagit
All mainland areas and islands, including GMU 419 (Guemes), in Skagit County west of I-5 and north of the Skagit/Snohomish County line, except Cypress Island. This restriction applies to big game hunting only.
Skamania
That portion of GMU 564 (Battle Ground) in Skamania County.
Thurston
GMU 666 (Deschutes) north of U.S. Highway 101 and Interstate 5 between Oyster Bay and the mouth of the Nisqually River.
Whatcom
All mainland areas and islands of Whatcom County that are west of I-5. This restriction applies to big game hunting only.
(b) Archery tag holders may only hunt during established archery seasons with archery equipment as defined under WAC ((232-12-054)) 220-414-070.
(c) Muzzleloader tag holders may only hunt during established muzzleloader seasons with muzzleloader equipment or archery equipment as defined by department rule.
(d) Modern firearm tag holders may hunt during established modern firearm seasons with bows and arrows; crossbows; muzzleloaders; revolver-type handguns; semiautomatic handguns of .40 (10 mm) caliber or larger; or shotguns, so long as the equipment and ammunition complies with department rules.
(6) A violation of subsection (5) of this section is punishable under RCW 77.15.400, 77.15.410, or 77.15.430, depending on the species hunted.
AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 15-10-048, filed 4/29/15, effective 5/30/15)
WAC 232-28-273 ((2012-2014)) 2017 Moose seasons, permit quotas, and areas.
(1) It is unlawful to fail to comply with the provisions of this section. A violation of this section is punishable under RCW 77.15.410, Unlawful hunting of big gamePenalty.
(2) Moose Permit Hunts
(a) Who May Apply:
(i) Any moose category: An individual may only harvest one moose under the "any moose" category during his or her lifetime. Applications will not be accepted from hunters having previously harvested a moose in the "any moose" category.
(ii) Antlerless only, youth antlerless, over-65 antlerless, disabled-antlerless, master-hunter any moose, hunter-education antlerless, auction moose, raffle moose: Anyone may apply.
(b) Bag Limit: One moose.
(c) Weapon Restrictions: Permit holders may use any legal weapon.
Hunt Name
Notes
Permit Season
GMU or boundary
Permits
Any moose
Kettle Range-East Okanogan
 
Oct. 1 - Nov. 30
GMUs 101, 105, 204
10
Douglas A - Early
 
Oct. 1-31
GMU 108
3
Douglas A - Late
 
Nov. 1-30
GMU 108
3
Aladdin A - Early
 
Oct. 1-31
GMU 111
3
Aladdin A - Late
 
Nov. 1-30
GMU 111
3
Selkirk
 
Oct. 1 - Nov. 30
GMU 113
15
49 Degrees North A - Early
 
Oct. 1-31
GMU 117
15
49 Degrees North A - Late
 
Nov. 1-30
GMU 117
15
Parker Lake A - Archery
e,W
Sept. ((1-26)) 1-30
Moose area 3
2
Parker Lake A - Muzzleloader
e,X
((Sept. 27 - Oct. 5)) Oct. 1-31
Moose area 3
2
Huckleberry A - Early
((*))
Oct. 1-31
GMU 121
6
Huckleberry A - Late
((*))
Nov. 1-30
GMU 121
6
Spokane West A
((*))
Oct. 1 - Nov. 30
GMU 124 w of Hwy 395
1
Mt Spokane South A
 
Oct. 1 - Nov. 30
Moose Area 1 (within 124)
8
Mt Spokane North A
 
Oct. 1 - Nov. 30
Moose Area 2 (within 124)
8
Hangman
((*))
Oct. 1 - Nov. 30
GMU 127 & 130
((7))
4
Antlerless only
Douglas B
 
Oct. 1 - Nov. 30
GMU 108
2
Aladdin B
 
Oct. 1 - Nov. 30
GMU 111
2
49 Degrees North B
 
Oct. 1 - Nov. 30
GMU 117
2
Huckleberry B
((*))
Oct. 1 - Nov. 30
GMU 121
3
Spokane West B
((*))
Oct. 1 - Nov. 30
GMU 124 w of Hwy 395
2
Mt Spokane South B
 
Oct. 1 - Nov. 30
Moose Area 1 (within 124)
8
Mt Spokane North B
 
Oct. 1 - Nov. 30
Moose Area 2 (within 124)
7
Mica Peak
((*))
Oct. 1 - Nov. 30
GMU 127
((7))
4
Cheney B
((**))
Oct. 1 - Nov. 30
GMU 130
2
Youth Only - antlerless
a
 
49 Degrees North Y
 
Oct. 1 - Nov. 30
GMU 117
2
Mt Spokane South Y
 
Oct. 1 - Nov. 30
Moose Area 1 (within 124)
8
Mt Spokane North Y
 
Oct. 1 - Nov. 30
Moose Area 2 (within 124)
8
65 Year and over - antlerless
c
 
49 Degrees North V
 
Oct. 1 - Nov. 30
GMU 117
2
Huckleberry V
 
Oct. 1 - Nov. 30
GMU 121
2
Disabled hunter - antlerless
b
 
49 Degrees North D
 
Oct. 1 - Nov. 30
GMU 117
3
Mt Spokane North D
 
Oct. 1 - Nov. 30
Moose Area 2 (within 124)
1
Hunter Education antlerless
d
 
((Selkirk)) District 1 HE
HEII
Oct. 1 - Nov. 30
GMU ((113)) 101, 105, 108, 111, 113, 121
((2))
4
Master Hunter - Any moose
Spokane District MH
HC
Aug. 1 - Mar. 31
GMUs 124-142
10
aApplicants must be eligible to purchase a youth moose permit application. An adult must accompany the youth hunter during the hunt.
bApplicants must possess a Disabled Hunter Permit.
cApplicants must be eligible to purchase a 65 years of age or older permit application.
dApplicants must be a certified hunter education instructor who meets program-defined eligibility criteria.
eThe following special hunt is offered by the USAF Survival School on a trial basis and will be evaluated based on student safety each year for continuation.
HCThis is a damage hunt administered by a WDFW designated hunt coordinator. Only master hunters may apply, and any weapon may be used. Successful applicants will be contacted on an as-needed basis to help with specific sites of nuisance moose activity in designated areas. Not all successful applicants will be contacted in any given year.
WArchery only.
XMuzzleloader only.
HEIIOnly qualifying hunter education instructors may apply.
(3) Moose Areas:
(a) Moose Area 1: South Spokane Moose Area:
That portion of GMU 124 beginning at intersection of Blanchard Rd and Idaho-Washington state line: W on Blanchard Rd to Blanchard Creek Rd; SW on Blanchard Creek Rd to Tallman Rd; W on Tallman Rd to Elk Chattaroy Rd; SW on Elk Chattaroy Rd to Hwy 2; S on Hwy 2 to Hwy 395, S on Hwy 395 to Spokane River, E on Spokane River to Idaho-Washington state line, N on Idaho-Washington state line to Blanchard Rd and the point of beginning.
(b) Moose Area 2: North Spokane Moose Area:
That portion of GMU 124 beginning at intersection of Blanchard Rd and Idaho-Washington state line: W on Blanchard Rd to Blanchard Creek Rd; SW on Blanchard Creek Rd to Tallman Rd; W on Tallman Rd to Elk Chattaroy Rd; SW on Elk Chattaroy Rd to Hwy 2; S on Hwy 2 to Hwy 395, N on Hwy 395 to Deer Park-Milan Rd, E on Deer Park-Milan Rd to Hwy 2, N on Hwy 2 to Idaho-Washington state line, S on Idaho-Washington state line to Blanchard Rd and the point of beginning.
(c) Moose Area 3: Parker Lake (GMU 117, Pend Oreille County): All lands south of Ruby Creek Rd (USFS Road 2489), north of Tacoma Creek Rd (USFS Road 2389), and west of Bonneville Power Administration power lines.
AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 16-12-087, filed 5/31/16, effective 7/1/16)
WAC 232-28-283 Big game and wild turkey auction, raffle, and special incentive permits.
AUCTION PERMITS
(1) BLACK-TAILED DEER AUCTION PERMIT
(a) Season dates: September 1 - December 31
(b) Hunt Area: Those GMUs open to black-tailed deer hunting EXCEPT GMU 485 and those GMUs closed to black-tailed deer hunting by the fish and wildlife commission.
(c) Weapon type: Any legal weapon.
(d) Bag limit: One additional any buck black-tailed deer.
(e) Number of permit hunters selected: 1
(2) MULE DEER AUCTION PERMIT
(a) Season dates: September 1 - December 31
(b) Hunt Area: Those GMUs open to mule deer hunting EXCEPT those GMUs closed to mule deer hunting by the fish and wildlife commission.
(c) Weapon type: Any legal weapon.
(d) Bag limit: One additional any buck mule deer.
(e) Number of permit hunters selected: 1
(3) WHITE-TAILED DEER AUCTION PERMIT
(a) Season dates: September 1 - December 31
(b) Hunt Area: Those GMUs open to white-tailed deer hunting EXCEPT those GMUs closed to white-tailed deer hunting by the fish and wildlife commission.
(c) Weapon type: Any legal weapon.
(d) Bag limit: One additional any buck white-tailed deer.
(e) Number of permit hunters selected: 1
(4) THREE-DEER AUCTION PERMIT
(a) Bag limit: One additional any buck black-tailed deer, one additional any buck mule deer, and one additional any buck white-tailed deer; total harvest not to exceed three animals.
(b) Hunt Area: For black-tailed deer, those GMUs open to black-tailed deer hunting EXCEPT GMU 485 and those GMUs closed to deer hunting by the fish and wildlife commission. For mule deer, those GMUs open to mule deer hunting EXCEPT those GMUs closed to mule deer hunting by the fish and wildlife commission. For white-tailed deer, those GMUs open to white-tailed deer hunting EXCEPT those GMUs closed to white-tailed deer hunting by the fish and wildlife commission.
(c) Season dates: September 1 - December 31
(d) Weapon: Any legal weapon.
(e) Number of permit hunters selected: 1
(5) WESTSIDE ELK AUCTION PERMIT
(a) Season dates: September 1 - December 31
(b) Hunt Area: Western Washington EXCEPT GMU 485, those GMUs closed to elk hunting, and those GMUs not opened to branch antlered bull elk hunting by the fish and wildlife commission.
(c) Weapon type: Any legal weapon.
(d) Bag limit: One additional any bull elk.
(e) Number of permit hunters selected: 1
(6) EASTSIDE ELK AUCTION PERMIT
(a) Season dates: September 1 - December 31
(b) Hunt Area: Eastern Washington EXCEPT GMU 157, those GMUs closed to elk hunting, and those GMUs not opened to branch antlered bull elk hunting by the fish and wildlife commission.
(c) Weapon type: Any legal weapon.
(d) Bag limit: One additional any bull elk.
(e) Number of permit hunters selected: 1
(7) CALIFORNIA BIGHORN SHEEP AUCTION PERMIT
(a) Season dates: September 1 - December 31
(b) Hunt Area: The director is authorized to select areas open for this hunt based on population objectives, harvest objectives, and recent harvest parameters as identified by the department. The selection of hunt areas will be made no later than December 1 for the following year, and will be posted on the department's web site no later than January 1.
(c) Weapon: Any legal weapon.
(d) Bag limit: One California bighorn ram.
(e) Number of permit hunters selected: 1
(8) MOOSE AUCTION PERMIT
(a) Season dates: September 1 - December 31
(b) Hunt Area: Any open moose unit, and hunt areas identified by the department before December 1 for the following year, and posted on the department's web site no later than January 1.
(c) Weapon: Any legal weapon.
(d) Bag limit: One moose of either sex.
(e) Number of permit hunters selected: 1
(9) MOUNTAIN GOAT AUCTION PERMIT
(a) Season dates: September 1 - December 31
(b) Hunt Area: The director is authorized to select areas open for this hunt based on population objectives, harvest objectives, and recent harvest parameters as identified by the department. The selection of hunt areas will be made no later than December 1 for the following year, and will be posted on the department's web site no later than January 1.
(c) Weapon: Any legal weapon.
(d) Bag limit: One mountain goat of either sex.
(e) Number of permit hunters selected: 1
RAFFLE PERMITS
(10) BLACK-TAILED DEER RAFFLE PERMIT
(a) Season dates: September 1 - December 31
(b) Hunt Area: Those GMUs open to black-tailed deer hunting EXCEPT GMU 485 and those GMUs closed to deer hunting by the fish and wildlife commission.
(c) Weapon: Any legal weapon.
(d) Bag limit: One additional any buck black-tailed deer.
(e) Number of permit hunters selected: 1
(11) MULE DEER RAFFLE PERMIT
(a) Season dates: September 1 - December 31
(b) Hunt Area: Those GMUs open to mule deer hunting EXCEPT those GMUs closed to mule deer hunting by the fish and wildlife commission.
(c) Weapon: Any legal weapon.
(d) Bag limit: One additional any buck mule deer.
(e) Number of permit hunters selected: 1
(12) WHITE-TAILED DEER RAFFLE PERMIT
(a) Season dates: September 1 - December 31
(b) Hunt Area: Those GMUs open to white-tailed deer hunting EXCEPT those GMUs closed to white-tailed deer hunting by the fish and wildlife commission.
(c) Weapon: Any legal weapon.
(d) Bag limit: One additional any buck white-tailed deer.
(e) Number of permit hunters selected: 1
(13) WESTSIDE ELK RAFFLE PERMIT
(a) Season dates: September 1 - December 31
(b) Hunt Area: Western Washington EXCEPT GMU 485, those GMUs closed to elk hunting, and those GMUs not open to branch antlered bull elk hunting by the fish and wildlife commission.
(c) Weapon: Any legal weapon.
(d) Bag limit: One additional any bull elk.
(e) Number of permit hunters selected: 1
(14) EASTSIDE ELK RAFFLE PERMIT
(a) Season dates: September 1 - December 31
(b) Hunt Area: Eastern Washington EXCEPT GMU 157, those GMUs closed to elk hunting, and those GMUs not opened to branch antlered bull elk hunting by the fish and wildlife commission.
(c) Weapon: Any legal weapon.
(d) Bag limit: One additional any bull elk.
(e) Number of permit hunters selected: 1
(15) CALIFORNIA BIGHORN SHEEP RAFFLE PERMIT
(a) Season dates: September 1 - December 31
(b) Hunt Area: The director is authorized to select areas open for this hunt based on population objectives, harvest objectives, and recent harvest parameters as identified by the department. The selection of hunt areas will be made no later than December 1 for the following year, and will be posted on the department's web site no later than January 1 except that sheep units in Walla Walla, Columbia, Garfield, Asotin, or Pend Oreille counties are not open.
(c) Weapon: Any legal weapon.
(d) Bag limit: One California bighorn ram.
(e) Number of permit hunters selected: 1
(16) MOOSE RAFFLE PERMIT
(a) Season dates: September 1 - December 31
(b) Hunt Area: Any open moose unit.
(c) Weapon: Any legal weapon.
(d) Bag limit: One moose of either sex.
(e) Number of permit hunters selected: 2
(17) MOUNTAIN GOAT RAFFLE PERMIT
(a) Season dates: September 1 - December 31
(b) Hunt Area: The director is authorized to select areas open for this hunt based on population objectives, harvest objectives, and recent harvest parameters as identified by the department. The selection of hunt areas will be made no later than December 1 for the following year, and will be posted on the department's web site no later than January 1.
(c) Weapon: Any legal weapon.
(d) Bag limit: One mountain goat of either sex.
(e) Number of permit hunters selected: 1
(18) TURKEY RAFFLE PERMIT
(a) Season dates: April 1 - May 31 and September 1 - December 31
(b) Hunt Area: Statewide.
(c) Weapon: Archery or shotgun only.
(d) Bag limit: Three additional wild turkeys, but not to exceed more than one turkey in Western Washington or two turkeys in Eastern Washington.
(e) Number of permit hunters selected: 1
(19) ROCKY MOUNTAIN BIGHORN SHEEP RAFFLE PERMIT
(a) Bag limit: One Rocky Mountain bighorn ram.
(b) Hunt Area: GMUs 113, 172.
(c) Season dates: September 1 - December 31
(d) Weapon: Any legal weapon.
(e) Number of permit hunters selected: 1
(20) THREE-DEER RAFFLE PERMIT
(a) Bag limit: One additional any buck black-tailed deer, one additional any buck mule deer, and one additional any buck white-tailed deer; total harvest not to exceed three animals.
(b) Hunt Area: For black-tailed deer, those GMUs open to black-tailed deer hunting EXCEPT GMU 485 and those GMUs closed to deer hunting by the fish and wildlife commission. For mule deer, those GMUs open to mule deer hunting EXCEPT those GMUs closed to mule deer hunting by the fish and wildlife commission. For white-tailed deer, those GMUs open to white-tailed deer hunting EXCEPT those GMUs closed to white-tailed deer hunting by the fish and wildlife commission.
(c) Season dates: September 1 - December 31
(d) Weapon: Any legal weapon.
(e) Number of permit hunters selected: 1
(21) NORTHEAST WASHINGTON BIG GAME RAFFLE PERMIT
(a) Bag limit: Permit hunter may harvest three of six possible species. Species that may be harvested under this permit include: One additional any buck white-tailed deer, one additional any bull elk, one any bull moose, one additional any legal cougar, one additional any legal black bear, and one additional any legal turkey (gobbler and turkey with visible beard ONLY); total harvest not to exceed three animals.
(b) Hunt Area: GMUs 101-124.
(c) Season dates:
(i) September 1 - December 31 for white-tailed deer, elk, and moose.
(ii) April 15 - May 31 and September 1 - December 31 for black bear.
(iii) September 1 - March 31 for cougar. April 15 - May 31 for turkey.
(d) Weapon: Any legal weapon EXCEPT archery and shotgun only for turkey.
(e) Number of permit hunters selected: 1
(22) SOUTH-CENTRAL WASHINGTON BIG GAME RAFFLE PERMIT
(a) Bag limit: One additional any bull elk, one additional any buck deer, and one California bighorn sheep ram; total harvest not to exceed three animals.
(b) Hunt Area: For elk, any 300 or 500 series GMU EXCEPT those GMUs closed to elk hunting and those GMUs not open to branch antlered bull elk hunting by the fish and wildlife commission. For deer, any 300 or 500 series GMU EXCEPT those GMUs closed to deer hunting by the fish and wildlife commission. For California bighorn sheep, the director is authorized to select areas open for this hunt based on population objectives, harvest objectives, and recent harvest parameters as identified by the department. The selection of hunt areas will be made no later than December 1 for the following year, and will be posted on the department's web site no later than January 1. For bighorn sheep, any bighorn herd located south of U.S. Highway 2 in Chelan County and west of the Columbia River in Kittitas and Yakima counties.
(c) Season dates: September 1 - December 31
(d) Weapon: Any legal weapon.
(e) Number of permit hunters selected: 1
(23) SOUTHEAST WASHINGTON BIG GAME RAFFLE PERMIT
(a) Bag limit: Permit hunter may harvest four of five possible species. Species that may be harvested under this permit include: One additional any buck white-tailed deer, one additional any buck mule deer, one additional any bull elk, one additional any legal cougar, and one additional any legal black bear; total harvest not to exceed four animals.
(b) Hunt Area: GMUs 139-154 and 162-186.
(c) Season dates: September 1 - December 31 for white-tailed deer, mule deer, and elk. April 15 - June 15 and September 1 - December 31 for black bear. September 1 - March 31 for cougar
(d) Weapon: Any legal weapon.
(e) Number of permit hunters selected: 1
(24) NORTH-CENTRAL WASHINGTON BIG GAME RAFFLE PERMIT
(a) Bag limit: Permit hunter may harvest three of five possible species. Species that may be harvested under this permit include: One additional any buck white-tailed deer, one additional any buck mule deer, one any ram California bighorn sheep, one additional any legal cougar, and one additional any legal black bear; total harvest not to exceed three animals.
(b) Hunt Area: For white-tailed deer, mule deer, cougar, and black bear, any 200 series GMU EXCEPT those GMUs closed to deer hunting by the fish and wildlife commission. For California bighorn sheep, the director is authorized to select areas open for this hunt based on population objectives, harvest objectives, and recent harvest parameters as identified by the department. The selection of hunt areas will be made no later than December 1 for the following year, and will be posted on the department's web site no later than January 1 in Okanogan or Chelan counties north of US Highway 2.
(c) Season dates:
(i) September 1 - December 31 for white-tailed deer, mule deer, and California bighorn sheep.
(ii) April 15 - May 15 and September 1 - December 31 for black bear.
(iii) September 1 - March 31 for cougar.
(d) Weapon: Any legal weapon.
(e) Number of permit hunters selected: 1
SPECIAL INCENTIVE PERMITS
(25) WESTERN WASHINGTON ELK INCENTIVE PERMITS
(a) Hunt Area: Western Washington EXCEPT GMUs 418, 485, 522, and those GMUs closed to elk hunting or closed to branch antlered bull elk hunting by the fish and wildlife commission.
(b) Season dates: September 1 - December 31
(c) Weapon: Any legal weapon, EXCEPT must use archery equipment during archery seasons and muzzleloader equipment during muzzleloader seasons.
(d) Bag limit: One additional elk.
(e) Number of permit hunters selected: 2
(26) EASTERN WASHINGTON ELK INCENTIVE PERMITS
(a) Hunt Area: Eastern Washington EXCEPT GMU 157 and those GMUs closed to elk hunting or closed to branch antlered bull elk hunting by the fish and wildlife commission.
(b) Season dates: September 1 - December 31
(c) Weapon: Any legal weapon, EXCEPT must use archery equipment during archery seasons and muzzleloader equipment during muzzleloader seasons.
(d) Bag limit: One additional elk.
(e) Number of permit hunters selected: 2
(27) DEER INCENTIVE PERMITS
(a) Hunt Area: Statewide, for use in any area open to general or permit hunting seasons EXCEPT GMUs 157, 418, 485, 522, and those GMUs closed to deer hunting by the fish and wildlife commission.
(b) Season dates: September 1 - December 31
(c) Weapon: Any legal weapon, EXCEPT hunters must use archery equipment during archery seasons and muzzleloader equipment during muzzleloader seasons and any legal weapon at other times if there are no firearm restrictions.
(d) Bag limit: One additional any deer.
(e) Number of permit hunters selected: 5
PERMIT ISSUANCE PROCEDURE
(28) Auction permits: The director will select a conservation organization(s) to conduct annual auction(s). Selection of the conservation organizations will be based on criteria adopted by the Washington department of fish and wildlife. Big game and wild turkey auctions shall be conducted consistent with WAC ((232-28-292)) 220-412-060.
(29) Raffle permits: Raffle permits will be issued to individuals selected through a Washington department of fish and wildlife drawing or the director may select a conservation organization(s) to conduct annual raffles. Selection of a conservation organization will be based on criteria adopted by the Washington department of fish and wildlife. Big game and wild turkey raffles shall be conducted consistent with WAC ((232-28-290)) 220-412-040.
(30) Special incentive permits: Hunters will be entered into a drawing for special deer and elk incentive permits for prompt reporting of hunting activity in compliance with WAC ((232-28-299)) 220-413-100.
(31) For permit hunts where the permittee may harvest multiple species, the permittee must select the species he/she wants to hunt within fourteen days of notification of being selected.
QUALIFICATIONS FOR PARTICIPATION AND REQUIREMENTS:
(32) Permittees shall contact the appropriate regional office of the department of fish and wildlife when entering the designated hunt area or entering the region to hunt outside the general season.
(33) The permittee may be accompanied by others; however, only the permittee is allowed to carry a legal weapon or harvest an animal.
(34) Any attempt by members of the permittee's party to herd or drive wildlife is prohibited.
(35) If requested by the department, the permittee is required to direct department officials to the site of the kill.
(36) The permit is valid during the hunting season dates for the year issued.
(37) The permittee will present the head and carcass of the bighorn sheep killed to any department office within seventy-two hours of date of kill.
(38) The permittee must abide by all local, state, and federal regulations including firearm restriction areas and area closures.
(39) Hunters awarded the special incentive permit will be required to send the appropriate license fee to the department of fish and wildlife headquarters in Olympia. The department will issue the license and transport tag and send it to the special incentive permit winner.
(((40) Permit hunters awarded a cougar permit may only use dogs in GMUs that have a cougar season open to dog use (WAC 232-28-285).))
AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 10-10-061, filed 4/30/10, effective 5/31/10)
WAC 232-28-291 Special hunting season permits.
The commission may establish special hunting seasons and may set the conditions for each category and hunt.
1. Deer, elk, cougar, or black bear special hunting season permit applications:
A. To apply for special hunting season permits for all categories of deer, elk, cougar, or black bear, applicants must have a valid Washington big game hunting license and a valid transport tag for the appropriate species. To apply for a particular hunt, each applicant for deer or elk must have the proper transport tag as identified in the special deer or elk permit regulations.
B. Multiple season deer and elk permit applications may be purchased without additional licenses or tags. Persons who are successfully drawn must purchase a multiple season permit for deer or elk and may also apply for archery, muzzleloader, or modern firearm special hunting season permits for the species drawn.
2. Mountain goat, moose, and bighorn sheep special hunting season permit applications:
A. Persons who have previously harvested a mountain goat, bighorn sheep ram, or bull moose in Washington are ineligible for a special hunting season permit for that category. This lifetime harvest restriction does not apply to individuals who harvested a mountain goat before 1999, raffle or auction hunt authorizations, ewe-only bighorn sheep hunts, or antlerless-only moose hunts.
B. Successful applicants under this section must purchase the appropriate hunting license by the deadline established by the department (a minimum of 15 days). Failure to purchase forfeits the permit to an alternate applicant.
3. Wild turkey special hunting season permit applications
A. To apply for wild turkey special hunting season permits, each applicant must have a valid small game hunting license.
B. Fall wild turkey special hunting season permit holders must have a valid turkey transport tag in possession to hunt turkeys in fall special hunting seasons.
4. Special hunting season permit applications:
A. Maximum group sizes are determined for each category. If a group application is drawn, all hunters in the group will receive a special hunting season permit and each hunter in the group can take an animal. If the number of permits available in a hunt category is less than the maximum group size, then the maximum group size is equal to the number of permits.
i. Maximum group size for deer categories is 8.
ii. Maximum group size for elk categories is 8.
iii. Maximum group size for bear categories is 2.
iv. Maximum group size for cougar categories is 2.
v. Maximum group size for mountain goat categories is 2.
vi. Maximum group size for bighorn sheep categories is 2.
vii. Maximum group size for fall turkey categories is 4.
viii. Maximum group size for moose categories is 2.
ix. Maximum group size for multiple season deer is 2.
x. Maximum group size for multiple season elk is 2.
B. An applicant may purchase only one application for a special hunting season permit for each category.
C. Permit applications will allow four choices for all categories except the quality category for deer and elk will allow two choices.
D. Permits will be drawn by computer selection using a weighted point selection system.
i. Applicants will receive one point for each application category purchased.
ii. Once drawn for a permit, the applicant's points will be reduced to zero in that category. Applicants who are drawn for a damage hunt administered by a WDFW designated hunt coordinator and not given a chance to participate shall get their points restored. Those that decline to participate for any reason are not eligible for point restoration.
iii. An applicant's accumulated point totals, immediately prior to sales of the 2010 permit applications, will be replicated across all categories for that species. The point replication will only occur in 2010, during the transition from single species categories to multiple categories of the same species. Applicants for any new category added in the future will begin with the point awarded at the time of the initial application purchase.
E. Incomplete, ineligible, or inaccurate applications will not be accepted or entered into the drawing.
F. Permits will be voided if the applicant is found to be ineligible or to have provided an application based on inaccurate information.
G. The purchase of an application will result in one accrued point for the category purchased.
H. If an applicant makes a mistake, applies for the wrong hunt, and is successfully drawn, the special hunting season permit can be returned to the department of fish and wildlife Olympia headquarters before the opening day of the special hunting season. The applicant's points will be restored to the level prior to the permit drawing.
I. Anyone may apply for a special hunting season permit for deer, elk, bear, cougar, and wild turkey.
5. In addition to requirements for special hunting season permit applications, following are application requirements for:
A. Special hunting seasons for persons of disability: Only applicants with a Washington disabled hunter permit are eligible to apply for any special hunting season permits for persons of disability.
B. Special hunting seasons for youth: Only persons who are eligible to lawfully purchase a youth special hunt application are eligible to apply for special hunting season permits for youth.
C. Special hunting seasons for hunters age 65 and older: Only applicants sixty-five years of age or older on or before March 31 of the current license year will be eligible to apply for special hunting season permits for hunters age 65 and older.
D. Special hunting seasons for master hunter program graduates: Only persons who hold a valid certificate from the Washington department of fish and wildlife's master hunter program are eligible to apply for special hunting season permits for master hunters.
6. Citizen reward for reporting violations - bonus points: A person who provides information which contributes substantially to the arrest of another person for illegally hunting or killing big game or an endangered species as defined by Title 77 RCW is eligible to receive ten bonus points toward the special hunting permit drawing for one application category of deer or elk special hunting season permits.
A. Only ten bonus points can be awarded for providing information for each person charged regardless of the number of violations involved.
B. Selection of bonus points is in lieu of application for a cash award.
AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 16-12-087, filed 5/31/16, effective 7/1/16)
WAC 232-28-296 Landowner hunting permits.
(1) A landowner may enter into a contract with the department and establish boundaries and other requirements for hunter access consistent with commission policy.
(2) It is unlawful for hunters to participate in landowner-permit hunts unless the hunters possess both an access permit from the landowner and a hunting permit from the department for the species covered under the landowner's contract. A violation of this section is punishable under RCW 77.15.410.
(3)(a) Buckrun
(i) Buckrun is located in Grant County, near the town of Wilson Creek.
(ii) Hunting on Buckrun is managed for a quality experience by scheduling hunt dates and keeping the number of hunters in the field low. Hunters with limited flexibility for hunt dates may experience scheduling problems. Hunters can generally expect one-day hunts during the permit seasons with written authorization from the Buckrun manager. All hunters must check in and out with the landowner or their designee on hunt day. Hunts are scheduled on a first-come basis by calling 509-345-2577 in advance.
(b) Buckrun landowner hunting permits
(i) Buckrun's manager will distribute Buckrun's landowner hunting permits. Buckrun may charge an access fee for these permits, but not for winning raffle permits. Only hunters possessing a modern firearm deer tag are eligible for permits on Buckrun's properties. Contact the manager at 509-345-2577 for additional information.
(ii) Deer Seasons:
Hunt Name
Quota
Access Season
Special Restrictions
Boundary Description
Buckrun
10
Sept. 1 - Dec. 31
Antlerless Mule Deer or any White-tailed Deer
Buckrun
Buckrun
30
Sept. 1 - Dec. 31
Any deer
Buckrun
Buckrun Raffle
10
Oct. 25 - Dec. 31
Any deer
Buckrun
(c) Buckrun special hunting permits
(i) Hunters must apply to the Washington department of fish and wildlife for Buckrun's special hunting permits. Only hunters possessing a modern firearm deer tag are eligible for these special permits. All hunters must check in and out with the landowner or their designee. Hunts must be scheduled in advance by calling 509-345-2577.
(ii) Deer Seasons:
Hunt Name
Permit Number
Permit Season
Special Restrictions
Boundary Description
Buckrun
10
Sept. 1 - Dec. 31
Antlerless
Buckrun
(4)(a) Silver Dollar Association
The Silver Dollar Association is located in Yakima and Benton counties, on the western edge of the Hanford Reservation. A legal description of the property is in the contract between the Silver Dollar Association and the department.
(b) Silver Dollar Association landowner hunting permits
(i) The Silver Dollar Association's manager will distribute the association's landowner hunting permits. The association may charge an access fee for these permits.
(ii) Elk Seasons:
Hunt Name
Quota
Access Season
Special Restrictions
Boundary Description
Silver Dollar
24
Aug. 1 - March 31
Any Elk
Silver Dollar
Silver Dollar
8
Aug. 1 - March 31
Antlerless
Silver Dollar
(c) Silver Dollar Association special hunting permits
(i) Hunters must apply to the department for the Silver Dollar Association's special hunting permits.
(ii) Elk Seasons:
Hunt Name
Permit Number
Weapon/Tag
Permit Season
Special
Restrictions
Boundary
Description
Silver Dollar
8
EF
Aug. 1 - March 31
Youth Only, Any Elk
Silver Dollar
Silver Dollar Antlerless Elk
6
EF
Aug. 1 - March 31
Youth Only, Antlerless Elk Only
Silver Dollar
Silver Dollar Antlerless Elk
2
EF
Aug. 1 - March 31
Persons of Disability Only, Antlerless Elk Only
Silver Dollar
(5)(a) Blackrock Ranches
Blackrock Ranches is located in Yakima County west of the Hanford Reservation. A legal description of the property is in the contract between Blackrock Ranches and the department.
(b) Blackrock Ranches landowner hunting permits
(i) Blackrock Ranches' manager will distribute the ranches' landowner hunting permits. Blackrock Ranches may charge an access fee for these permits.
(ii) Elk Seasons:
Hunt Name
Quota
Access Season
Special Restrictions
Boundary Description
Blackrock Ranches
6
Aug. 1 - March 31
Any Elk
Blackrock Ranches
Blackrock Ranches
2
Aug. 1 - March 31
Antlerless
Blackrock Ranches
(c) Blackrock Ranches special hunting permits
(i) Hunters must apply to the department for Blackrock Ranches' special hunting permits. To apply, hunters must have an eastside elk tag.
(ii) Elk Seasons:
Hunt Name
Permit Number
Weapon/Tag
Permit
Season
Special
Restrictions
Boundary
Description
Blackrock Ranches
1
EF
Aug. 1 - March 31
Any Elk
Blackrock Ranches
Blackrock Ranches
1
EF
Aug. 1 - March 31
Antlerless Only
Blackrock Ranches
Blackrock Ranches
1
EF
Aug. 1 - March 31
Youth Only, Any Elk
Blackrock Ranches
Blackrock Ranches
1
EF
Aug. 1 - March 31
Youth Only, Antlerless Only
Blackrock Ranches
(6)(a) Pine Mountain Ranch
The Pine Mountain Ranch is located in Yakima County 14 miles west of Yakima. A legal description of the property is in the contract between the Pine Mountain Ranch and the department.
(b) Pine Mountain Ranch landowner hunting permits
(i) Pine Mountain Ranch's manager will distribute the ranch's landowner hunting permits. Pine Mountain Ranch may charge an access fee for these permits.
(ii) Deer Seasons:
Hunt Name
Quota
Access Season
Special Restrictions
Boundary Description
Pine Mountain Ranch
3
Nov. ((7)) 6 - Dec. 31
Any Buck
Pine Mountain Ranch
(iii) Elk Seasons:
Hunt Name
Quota
Access Season
Special Restrictions
Boundary Description
Pine Mountain Ranch
1
Aug. 1 - Dec. 31
Any Bull
Pine Mountain Ranch
Pine Mountain Ranch
2
Aug. 1 - Nov. ((6)) 5
Antlerless
Pine Mountain Ranch
(c) Pine Mountain Ranch special hunting permits
(i) Hunters must apply to the department for Pine Mountain Ranch's special hunting permits.
(ii) Deer Seasons:
Hunt Name
Quota
Access Season
Special Restrictions
Boundary Description
Pine Mountain Ranch
3
Nov. ((7)) 6 - Dec. 31
Youth Only, Any Buck
Pine Mountain Ranch
(iii) Elk Seasons:
Hunt Name
Quota
Access Season
Special Restrictions
Boundary Description
Pine Mountain Ranch
1
Aug. 1 - Dec. 31
Youth Only, Any Bull
Pine Mountain Ranch
Pine Mountain Ranch
2
Aug. 1 - Nov. ((6)) 5
Antlerless
Pine Mountain Ranch
(7)(a) Bennett Lumber LHP
(i) The Bennett Lumber property is located in Asotin, Columbia, Garfield, and Walla Walla counties (GMUs 154, 162, 166, 172, and 178). A legal description of the property is in the contract between Bennett Lumber and the department.
(ii) Special hunting permits are not issued by the department for the Bennett Lumber LHP. Instead, Bennett Lumber will be enrolling in the hunt by reservation program to provide regulated public access to all of their property. The landowner and the department will develop a framework for scheduling reservation hunts on the property which will result in hunting opportunity exceeding that which otherwise would be available using the standard allocation guidelines for LHPs.
(b) Bennett Lumber landowner hunting permits
(i) Bennett Lumber's manager will distribute the ranch's landowner hunting permits. Bennett Lumber may charge an access fee for these permits. Holders of the 10 antlerless elk permits are eligible to purchase second elk tags that may only be used on lands included in the Bennett Lumber LHP.
(ii) Deer Seasons:
Hunt Name
Quota
Access Season
Special Restrictions
Boundary Description
Bennett Lumber A
2
Nov. 14-28
Mule Deer, 3 pt. min
Bennett Lumber
Bennett Lumber B
4
Nov. 14-28
White-tailed, 3 pt. min
Bennett Lumber
(iii) Elk Seasons:
Hunt Name
Quota
Access Season
Special Restrictions
Boundary Description
Bennett Lumber A
1
Sept. 15-30
Any Bull
Bennett Lumber
Bennett Lumber B
5
Sept. 15-30
Antlerless
Bennett Lumber
Bennett Lumber C
5
Nov. 14-28
Antlerless
Bennett Lumber
(8)(a) ZMI Ranch
ZMI Ranch is located in northern Walla Walla County near Lyons Ferry (GMU 149).
(b) ZMI Ranch landowner hunting permits
(i) ZMI Ranch's manager will distribute the ranch's landowner hunting permits. ZMI Ranch may charge an access fee for these permits.
(ii) Deer Seasons:
Hunt Name
Quota
Access Season
Special Restrictions
Boundary Description
ZMI A
3
Oct. ((26-30)) 25-29
3 pt. min
ZMI
ZMI B
3
Nov. 14-30
3 pt. min
ZMI
(c) ZMI Ranch special hunting permits
(i) Hunters must apply to the department for ZMI Ranch's special hunting permits. Only hunters possessing a modern firearm deer tag are eligible for ZMI special permits. Hunters must contact ZMI Ranch's manager to schedule a hunt time. All hunters must check in and out with the landowner or their designee on the day they hunt.
(ii) Deer Seasons:
Hunt Name
Quota
Access Season
Special Restrictions
Boundary Description
ZMI ((A)) C
2
Nov. ((2-6)) 1-5
3 pt. min
ZMI
ZMI ((B)) D
6
Dec. ((3-11)) 2-10
Antlerless
ZMI
(9)(a) Columbia Plateau Wildlife Management Association
(i) The Columbia Plateau Wildlife Management Association (CPWMA) landowner hunting permit area is located in Spokane County (GMU 130) near Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge. A legal description of the property is in the contract between the CPWMA and the department.
(ii) Landowner permit hunts are primarily damage hunts but are managed for a quality experience by keeping the number of hunters in the field low.
(b) Columbia Plateau Wildlife Management Association landowner hunting permits
(i) CPWMA's manager will distribute the association's landowner hunting permits. CPWMA will not charge an access fee for raffle permit winners. Only hunters possessing an elk tag are eligible for permits on CPWMA's properties. All successfully drawn permit applicants must have written authorization from CPWMA's manager and must check in and out with CPWMA's designee at the beginning and ending of the scheduled hunting dates. Successful applicants will receive a packet of information with forms to complete and a map showing the hunt area. These applicants must complete the forms and return them before September 30. Applicants should see CPWMA's web site at www.cpwma.org or contact the hunt manager at 509-263-4616. Holders of landowner permits selected through raffle, including 13 antlerless elk and 2 any elk permits, are eligible to purchase second elk tags that may only be used on lands included in the CPWMA LHP.
(ii) Elk Seasons:
Hunt Name
Quota
Access Season
Special Restrictions
Boundary Description
CPWMA
2
Jan. 1 - Mar. 31
Antlerless
CPWMA
CPWMA Raffle 1
4
Jan. 1-31
Antlerless
CPWMA
CPWMA Raffle 2
4
Feb. 1-28
Antlerless
CPWMA
CPWMA Raffle 3
5
Mar. 1-31
Antlerless
CPWMA
CPWMA Raffle 4
2
Jan. 1-31
Any elk
CPWMA
(c) Columbia Plateau Wildlife Management Association special hunting permits
(i) Hunters must apply to the department for CPWMA's special hunting permits. All successfully drawn permit applicants must have written authorization from CPWMA's manager and must check in and out with CPWMA's designee at the beginning and ending of the scheduled hunting dates. Successful applicants will receive a packet of required information with forms to complete and a map showing the hunt area. These applicants must complete the forms and return them before September 30. Applicants should see CPWMA's web site at www.cpwma.org or contact the hunt manager at 509-263-4616.
(ii) Elk Seasons:
Hunt Name
Quota
Access Season
Special Restrictions
Boundary Description
CPWMA 1
5
Jan. 1-31
Antlerless
CPWMA
CPWMA 2
5
Feb. 1-28
Antlerless
CPWMA
CPWMA 3
5
Mar. 1-31
Antlerless
CPWMA
CPWMA 4
1
Jan. 1-31
Any elk
CPWMA
AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 16-12-087, filed 5/31/16, effective 7/1/16)
WAC 232-28-337 Elk area descriptions.
The following areas are defined as elk areas:
Elk Area No. 1008 West Wenaha (Columbia County): That part of GMU 169 west of USFS trail 3112 from Tepee Camp (east fork of Butte Creek) to Butte Creek, and west of Butte Creek to the Washington-Oregon state line.
Elk Area No. 1009 East Wenaha (Columbia, Garfield, Asotin counties): That portion of GMU 169 east of USFS trail 3112 from Tepee Camp (east fork Butte Creek) to Butte Creek, and east of Butte Creek to the Washington-Oregon state line.
Elk Area No. 1010 (Columbia County): GMU 162 excluding National Forest land and the Rainwater Wildlife Area.
Elk Area No. 1011 (Columbia County): That part of GMU 162 east of the North Touchet Road, excluding National Forest land.
Elk Area No. 1012 (Columbia County): That part of GMU 162 west of the North Touchet Road, excluding National Forest land and the Rainwater Wildlife Area.
Elk Area No. 1013 (Asotin County): GMU 172, excluding National Forest lands and the 4-O Ranch Wildlife Area.
Elk Area No. 1015 Turnbull (Spokane County): Located in GMU 130, designated areas within the boundaries of Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge.
Elk Area No. 1016 (Columbia County): GMU-162 Dayton, excluding the Rainwater Wildlife Area.
Elk Area No. 1040 (Asotin County): That area within GMU 172 designated as the WDFW-owned lands managed as the 4-O Ranch Wildlife Area.
Elk Area No. 1081 (Asotin County): All of GMU 181 Couse, including the portion of GMU 172 starting at the intersection of Mill Road and Highway 129 in Anatone, south along Hwy 129 to Smyth Rd, west and then north on Smyth Rd to the intersection of E Mountain Rd, west along E Mountain Rd to the intersection of W Mountain Rd, north along W Mountain Rd to Mill Road, east on Mill Rd to the starting point.
Elk Area No. 2032 Malaga (Kittitas and Chelan counties): Beginning at the mouth of Davies Canyon on the Columbia River; west along Davies Canyon to the cliffs above (north of) the North Fork Tarpiscan Creek; west and north along the cliffs to the Bonneville Power Line; southwest along the power line to the North Fork Tarpiscan Road in Section 9, Township 20N, Range 21E; north and west along North Fork Tarpiscan Road to Colockum Pass Road (Section 9, Township 20N, Range 21E); south and west on Colockum Pass Road to section line between Sections 8 & 9; north along the section line between Sections 8 and 9 as well as Sections 4 & 5 (T20N, R21E) & Sections 32 & 33 (T21N, R21E) to Moses Carr Road; west and north on Moses Carr Road to Jump Off Road; south and west on Jump Off Road to Shaller Road; north and west on Shaller Road to Upper Basin Loop Road; north and west on Upper Basin Loop Road to Wheeler Ridge Road; north on Wheeler Ridge Road to the Basin Loop Road (pavement) in Section 10 (T21N, R20E); north on Basin Loop Road to Wenatchee Heights Road; west on Wenatchee Heights Road to Squilchuck Road; south on Squilchuck Road to Beehive Road (USFS Rd 9712); northwest on Beehive Road to USFS Rd 7100 near Beehive Reservoir; north and west on USFS Rd 7100 to Peavine Canyon Road (USFS Rd 7101); north and east on Peavine Canyon Road to Number Two Canyon Road; north on Number Two Canyon Road to Crawford Street in Wenatchee; east on Crawford Street to the Columbia River; south and east along the Columbia River to Davies Canyon and point of beginning. (Naneum Green Dot, Washington Gazetteer, Wenatchee National Forest)
Elk Area No. 2033 Peshastin (Chelan County): Starting at the Division St bridge over the Wenatchee River in the town of Cashmere; S on Aplets Way then Division St to Pioneer St; W on Pioneer St to Mission Creek Rd; S on Mission Creek Rd to Binder Rd; W on Binder Rd to Mission Creek Rd; S on Mission Creek Rd to Tripp Canyon Rd; W on Tripp Canyon Rd to where Tripp Canyon Rd stops following Tripp Creek; W on Tripp Creek to its headwaters; W up the drainage, about 1000 feet, to US Forest Service (USFS) Rd 7200-160; W on USFS Rd 7200-160 to Camas Creek Rd (USFS Rd 7200); W on Camas Creek Rd (USFS 7200 Rd) (excluding Camas Land firearm closure*) to US Hwy 97; N on US Hwy 97 to Mountain Home Rd (USFS 7300 Rd); N on Mountain Home Rd to the Wenatchee River in the town of Leavenworth; S on the Wenatchee River to the Division St bridge in Cashmere and the point of beginning.
Elk Area No. 2051 Tronsen (Chelan County): All of GMU 251 except that portion described as follows: Beginning at the junction of Naneum Ridge Road (WDFW Rd 9) and Ingersol Road (WDFW Rd 1); north and east on Ingersol Road to Colockum Road (WDFW Rd 10); east on Colockum Road and Colockum Creek to the intersection of Colockum Creek and the Columbia River; south on the Columbia River to mouth of Tarpiscan Creek; west up Tarpiscan Creek and Tarpiscan Road (WDFW Rd 14) and North Fork Road (WDFW Rd 10.10) to the intersection of North Fork Road and Colockum Road; southwest on Colockum Road to Naneum Ridge Road; west on Naneum Ridge Road to Ingersol Road and the point of beginning.
Elk Area No. 3681 Ahtanum (Yakima County): That part of GMU 368 beginning at the power line crossing on Ahtanum Creek in T12N, R16E, Section 15; west up Ahtanum Creek to South Fork Ahtanum Creek; southwest up South Fork Ahtanum Creek to its junction with Reservation Creek; southwest up Reservation Creek and the Yakama Indian Reservation boundary to the main divide between the Diamond Fork drainage and Ahtanum Creek drainage; north along the crest of the main divide between the Diamond Fork drainage and the Ahtanum Creek drainage to Darland Mountain; northeast on US Forest Service Trail 615 to US Forest Service Road 1020; northeast on US Forest Service Road 1020 to US Forest Service Road 613; northeast on US Forest Service Road 613 to US Forest Service Trail 1127; northeast on US Forest Service Trail 1127 to US Forest Service Road 1302 (Jump Off Road), southeast of the Jump Off Lookout Station; northeast on US Forest Service Road 1302 (Jump Off Road) to Highway 12; northeast on Highway 12 to the Naches River; southeast down the Naches River to Cowiche Creek; west up Cowiche Creek and South Fork Cowiche Creek to Summitview Avenue; northwest on Summitview Avenue to Cowiche Mill Road; west on Cowiche Mill Road to the power line in the northeast corner of T13N, R15E, SEC 13; southeast along the power line to Ahtanum Creek and the point of beginning.
Elk Area No. 3721 Corral Canyon (Benton and Yakima counties): That part of GMU 372 beginning at the Yakima River Bridge on SR 241 just north of Mabton; north along SR 241 to the Rattlesnake Ridge Road (mile post #19); east on Rattlesnake Ridge Road to the Hanford Reach National Monument's (HRNM) southwest corner boundary; east and south along the HRNM boundary to SR 225; south on SR 225 to the Yakima River Bridge in Benton City; west (upstream) along Yakima River to point of beginning (SR 241 Bridge).
Elk Area No. 3722 Blackrock (Benton and Yakima counties): That part of GMU 372 beginning at southern corner of the Yakima Training Center border on Columbia River, northwest of Priest Rapids Dam; southeast on southern shore of Columbia River (Priest Rapids Lake) to Priest Rapids Dam; east along Columbia River to the Hanford Reach National Monument's (HRNM) western boundary; south along the HRNM boundary to the Rattlesnake Ridge Road; west on Rattlesnake Ridge Road to SR 241; south on SR 241 to the Yakima River Bridge just north of Mabton; west along Yakima River to SR 823 (Harrison Road) south of town of Pomona; east along SR 823 (Harrison Road) to SR 821; southeast on SR 821 to Firing Center Road at I-82; east on Firing Center Road to main gate of Yakima Training Center; south and east along Yakima Training Center boundary to southern corner of Yakima Training Center boundary on Columbia River and point of beginning.
Elk Area No. 3911 Fairview (Kittitas County): Beginning at the intersection of the BPA Power Lines in T20N, R14E, Section 36 and Interstate 90; east along the power lines to Highway 903 (Salmon La Sac Road); northwest along Highway 903 to Pennsylvania Avenue; northeast along Pennsylvania Avenue to No. 6 Canyon Road; northeast along No. 6 Canyon Road to Cle Elum Ridge Road; north along Cle Elum Ridge Road to Carlson Canyon Road; northeast along Carlson Canyon Road to West Fork Teanaway River; east along West Fork Teanaway River to North Fork Teanaway River; north along North Fork Teanaway River to Teanaway Road; southeast on Teanaway Road to Ballard Hill Road; east on Ballard Hill Rd and Swauk Prairie Road to Hwy 970; northeast on Hwy 970 to Hwy 97; south on Hwy 97 to the power lines in T20N, R17E, Section 34; east on the power lines to Naneum Creek; south on Naneum Creek approximately 1/2 mile to power lines in T19N, R19E, Section 20; east along BPA power lines to Colockum Pass Road in T19N, R20E, Section 16; south on Colockum Pass Road to BPA power lines in T18N, R20E, Section 6; east and south along power lines to the Yakima Training Center boundary; south and west along the Yakima Training Center boundary to I-82; north on I-82 to Thrall Road; west on Thrall Road to Wilson Creek; south on Wilson Creek to Yakima River; north on Yakima River to gas pipeline crossing in T17N, R18E, Section 25; south and west on the gas pipeline to Umtanum Creek; west on Umtanum Creek to the Durr Road; north on the Durr Road to Umtanum Road; north on Umtanum Road to South Branch Canal; west on South Branch Canal to Bradshaw/Hanson Road; west on Bradshaw Road to the elk fence; north and west along the elk fence to power line crossing in T19N, R16E, Section 10; west along the power line (south branch) to Big Creek; north on Big Creek to Nelson Siding Road; west and north on Nelson Siding Road to I-90; east on I-90 to point of beginning.
Elk Area No. 3912 Old Naches (Yakima County): Starting at the elk fence and Roza Canal along the south boundary T14N, R19E, Section 8; following the elk fence to the bighorn sheep feeding site in T15N, R16E, Section 36; south on the feeding site access road to the Old Naches Highway; west and south on the Old Naches Highway to State Route 12 and the Naches River; down the Naches River to the Tieton River; up the Tieton River approximately 2 miles to the intersection of the metal footbridge and the elk fence at the south end of the bridge in T14N, R16E, Section 3; south along the elk fence to the top of the cliff/rimrock line; southwest along the top of the cliff/rimrock line to the irrigation canal in T14N, R16E, Section 9; southwest along the irrigation canal to the elk fence in T14N, R16E, Section 8; south along the elk fence to the township line between T12N, R15E and T12N, R16E; south along the township line to the South Fork Ahtanum Creek; downstream along the South Fork Ahtanum Creek and Ahtanum Creek to the Yakima River; upstream along the Yakima River to Roza Canal and point of beginning.
Elk Area No. 4601 North Bend (King County): That portion of GMU 460 beginning at the interchange of State Route (SR) 18 and I-90; W on I-90 to SE 82nd St, Exit 22, at the town of Preston; N on SE 82nd Street to Preston Fall City Rd SE (Old SR 203); N on Preston Fall City Rd SE to SE Fall City Snoqualmie Rd (SR 202) at the town of Fall City; E on SE Fall City Snoqualmie Rd to the crossing of Tokul Creek; N and E up Tokul Creek to its crossing with Tokul Rd SE; S on SE Tokul Rd to SE 53rd Way; E on SE 53rd Way where it turns into 396th Dr SE then S on 396th Dr SE to SE Reinig Rd; E on SE Reinig Rd to 428th Ave SE; N on 428th Ave SE to where it turns into North Fork Rd SE; N and E on North Fork Rd SE to Ernie's Grove Rd; E on Ernie's Grove Rd to SE 70th St; N on SE 70th St to its ends at Fantastic Falls on the North Fork Snoqualmie River; SW down the North Fork Snoqualmie River to Fantastic Falls and the Mt Si Natural Resource Conservation Area boundary then S and E along the southern boundary of the Mt Si NRCA to the "School Bus" turnaround at SE 114th St; S on 480th Ave SE to SE 130th St; S and E on SE 130th St to its end; SSE overland from the end of SE 130th St, over the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River, to the end of 486th Ave SE; S on 486th Ave SE to the intersection with SE Middle Fork Road; Due S, from said intersection, up Grouse Mountain toward its peak, to the logging road adjacent to Grouse Mountain Peak; S down the logging road to Grouse Ridge Access Rd; W on Grouse Ridge Access Road which becomes SE 146th St; W on SE 146th St to I-90 then east along I-90 to the W boundary of Olallie/Twin Falls State Park then S along the state park western boundary to its most western boundary where it intersects with the boundary of the Iron Horse State Park; W along the boundary of Iron Horse State Park to the boundary of the Rattlesnake Lake Recreation Area; W along the boundary of the Rattlesnake Lake Recreation Area to Cedar Falls Rd SE; N along the Cedar Falls Rd to SE 174th Way; W on SE 174th Way to SE 174th St; W on SE 174th St to SE 173rd St; W on SE 173rd St to SE 170th Pl; W on SE 170th Pl to SE 169th St; W on SE 169th St to 424th Ave SE; N on 424th Ave SE to SE 168th St; W on SE 168th St to 422 Ave SE; N on 422 Ave SE to 426th Way SE; S on 426th Way SE to SE 164th St; E on SE 164th St to Uplands Way SE; W on Uplands Way SE to the crossing with the Power Transmission Lines; W along the Power Transmission Lines to the Winery Rd; NW on the Winery Rd to SE 99th Rd; W and N on SE 99th Rd to the I-90 interchange, at Exit 27; SW on I-90 to the interchange with SR 18 and the point of beginning.
Elk Area No. 4941 Skagit River (Skagit County): That portion of GMU 437 beginning at the intersection of State Route 9 and State Route 20; east on State Route 20 to Concrete-Sauk Valley Road; south on Concrete-Sauk Valley Road over The Dalles Bridge (Skagit River) to the intersection with the South Skagit Highway; west on South Skagit Highway to State Route 9; north on State Route 9 and the point of beginning.
Elk Area No. 5029 Toledo (Lewis and Cowlitz counties): Beginning at the Cowlitz River and State Highway 505 junction; east along the Cowlitz River to the Weyerhaeuser 1800 Road; south along Weyerhaeuser 1800 Road to Cedar Creek Road; east along Cedar Creek Road to Due Road; south on Due Road to Weyerhaeuser 1823 Road; south along Weyerhaeuser 1823 Road to the Weyerhaeuser 1945 Road; south along the Weyerhaeuser 1945 Road to the Weyerhaeuser 1900 Road; south along the Weyerhaeuser 1900 Road to the North Fork Toutle River; west along the North Fork Toutle River to the Toutle River; west on the Toutle River to the Cowlitz River; North along the Cowlitz River to the junction of State Highway 505 and the point of beginning.
Elk Area No. 5049 Ethel (Lewis County): That part of GMU 505 beginning at the intersection of Jackson Highway and Highway 12; south along Jackson Highway to Buckley Road; south on Buckley Road to Spencer Road; east on Spencer Road to Fuller Road; north on Fuller Road to Highway 12; east on Highway 12 to Stowell Road; north on Stowell Road to Gore Road; west on Gore Road to Larmon Road; west on Larmon Road to Highway 12; west on Highway 12 to Jackson Highway and point of beginning.
Elk Area No. 5050 Newaukum (Lewis County): That part of GMU 505 beginning at the intersection of Interstate 5 and Highway 12; east on Highway 12 to Larmon Road; east on Larmon Road to Leonard Road; north on Leonard Road through the town of Onalaska to Deggler Road; north on Deggler Road to Middle Fork Road; east on Middle Fork Road to Beck Road; north on Beck Road to Centralia-Alpha Road; west on Centralia-Alpha Road to Logan Hill Road; south then west on Logan Hill Road to Jackson Highway; south on Jackson Highway to the Newaukum River; west along the Newaukum River to Interstate 5; south on Interstate 5 to Highway 12 and point of beginning.
Elk Area No. 5051 Green Mountain (Cowlitz County): Beginning at the junction of the Cowlitz River and the Toutle River; east along the Toutle River to the North Fork Toutle River; east along the North Fork Toutle River to the Weyerhaeuser 1900 Road; south along the Weyerhaeuser 1900 Road to the Weyerhaeuser 1910 Road; south along the Weyerhaeuser 1910 Road to the Weyerhaeuser 2410 Road; south along the Weyerhaeuser 2410 Road to the Weyerhaeuser 4553 Road; south along the Weyerhaeuser 4553 Road to the Weyerhaeuser 4500 Road; south along the Weyerhaeuser 4500 Road to the Weyerhaeuser 4400 Road; south along the Weyerhaeuser 4400 Road to the Weyerhaeuser 4100 Road; east along the Weyerhaeuser 4100 Road to the Weyerhaeuser 4700 Road; south along the Weyerhaeuser 4700 Road to the Weyerhaeuser 4720 Road; west along the Weyerhaeuser 4720 Road to the Weyerhaeuser 4730 Road; west along the Weyerhaeuser 4730 Road to the Weyerhaeuser 4732 Road; west along the Weyerhaeuser 4732 Road to the Weyerhaeuser 4790 Road; west along the Weyerhaeuser 4790 Road to the Weyerhaeuser 1390 Road; south along the Weyerhaeuser 1390 Road to the Weyerhaeuser 1600 Road; west along the Weyerhaeuser 1600 Road to the Weyerhaeuser Logging Railroad Tracks at Headquarters; west along the Weyerhaeuser Logging Railroad Track to Ostrander Creek; west along Ostrander Creek to the Cowlitz River; north along the Cowlitz River to the Toutle River and point of beginning.
Elk Area No. 5052 Mossyrock (Lewis County): Beginning at the intersection of Winston Creek Road and State Highway 12; east on State Highway 12 to the Cowlitz River; east on the Cowlitz River to Riffe Lake; southeast along the south shore of Riffe Lake to Swofford Pond outlet creek; south on Swofford Pond outlet creek to Green Mountain Road; west on Green Mountain Road to Perkins Road; west on Perkins Road to Longbell Road; south on Longbell Road to Winston Creek Road; north on Winston Creek Road to State Highway 12 and the point of beginning. (All lands owned and managed by the Cowlitz Wildlife Area are excluded from this Elk Area.)
Elk Area No. 5053 Randle (Lewis County): Beginning at the town of Randle and the intersection of U.S. Highway 12 and State Route 131 (Forest Service 23 and 25 roads); south on State Route 131 to Forest Service 25 Road; south on Forest Service 25 Road to the Cispus River; west along the Cispus River to the Champion 300 line bridge; south and west on the Champion 300 line to the Champion Haul Road; north along the Champion Haul Road to Kosmos Road; north on Kosmos Road to U.S. Highway 12; east on U.S. Highway 12 to Randle and point of beginning. (All lands owned and managed by the Cowlitz Wildlife Area are excluded from this Elk Area.)
Elk Area No. 5054 Boistfort (Lewis County): Beginning at the town of Vader; west along State Highway 506 to the Wildwood Road; north along the Wildwood Road to the Abernathy 500 line gate (Section 20, T11N, R3W, Willamette Meridian); northwest along the 500, 540, and 560 lines to the Weyerhaeuser 813 line; northwest along the 813, 812, 5000J, 5000 and 4000 lines to the Pe Ell/McDonald Road (Section 15, T12N, R4W); west along the Pe Ell/McDonald Road to the Lost Valley Road; northeast along the Lost Valley Road to the Boistfort Road; north along the Boistfort Road to the King Road; east along the King Road to the town of Winlock and State Highway 603; south along Highway 505 to Interstate 5; south along Interstate 5 to State Hwy 506; west along State Hwy 506 to the town of Vader and the point of beginning.
Elk Area No. 5056 Grays River Valley (Wahkiakum County): That area in GMU 506 on or within 1.5 miles of agricultural land in the Grays River Valley and Eden Valley within the following sections: T11N, R08W, Section 36; T11N, R07W, Sections 31, 32, 33; T10N, R7W, Sections 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32; T10N, R8W, Sections 1, 2, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36; T09N, R08W, Sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15; T09N, R07W, Sections 5, 6, 7, 8.
Elk Area No. 5057 Carlton (Lewis County): That part of 513 (South Rainier) lying east of Highway 123 and north of Highway 12.
Elk Area No. 5058 West Goat Rocks (Lewis County): Goat Rocks Wilderness west of the Pacific Crest Trail.
Elk Area No. 5059 Mt. Adams Wilderness (Skamania and Yakima counties): The Mt. Adams Wilderness.
Elk Area No. 5060 Merwin (Cowlitz County): Begin at the State Route 503 and the Longview Fibre Road WS-8000 junction; north and west on the Longview Fibre Road WS-8000 to Day Place Road; west on Day Place Road to Dubois Road; south on Dubois Road to State Route 503; east on State Route 503 to the State Route 503 and the Longview Fibre Road WS-8000 junction and point of beginning.
Elk Area No. 5061 Wildwood (Lewis County): Beginning at the junction of the Pacific West Timber (PWT) 600 Road and the Wildwood Road (SE1/4 S29 T11N R3W); southwest on the 600 Road to the 800 Road (NW1/4 S36 T11N R4W); southwest on the 800 Road to the 850 Road (SW1/4 S3 T10N R4W); northwest on the 850 Road to the Weyerhaeuser 4720 Road (S20 T11N R4W); north on the Weyerhaeuser 4720 Road to the Weyerhaeuser 4700 Road (S17 T11N R4W); east on the Weyerhaeuser 4700 Road to the Weyerhaeuser 5822 Road (NW1/4 S16 T11N R4W); east on the Weyerhaeuser 5822 Road to the Weyerhaeuser 5820 Road (NW1/4 S10 T11N R4W); southeast on the Weyerhaeuser 5820 Road to the PWT 574 Road (SE1/4 S10 T11N R4W); south on the PWT 574 Road to the 570 Road (NW1/4 S14 T11N R4W); south on the 570 Road to the 500 Road (NW1/4 S14 T11N R4W); northeast on the 500 Road to the 560 Road (SW1/4 S12 T11N R4W); east on the 560 Road to the 540 Road (SE1/4 S12 T11N R4W); east and south on the 540 Road to the 500 Road (SE1/4 S18 T11N R3W); east on the PWT 500 Road to the Wildwood Road (N1/2 S20 T11N R3W); south on the Wildwood Road to the point of beginning, the PWT 600 Road junction (SE1/4 S29 T11N R3W).
Elk Area No. 5062 Trout Lake (Klickitat County): Those portions of GMU 578 (West Klickitat) beginning at the intersection of SR 141 and Sunnyside Road; north on Sunnyside Road to Mount Adams Recreational Area Road; (including agricultural land on the Trout Lake Valley floor north of Sunnyside Road within T06N R10E in Sections 13 and 14); south on Mount Adams Recreational Area Road to the intersection of SR 141 and south on SR 141 and Sunnyside Road to the point of beginning.
Elk Area No. 5063 Pumice Plain (Cowlitz and Skamania counties): That part of GMU 522 beginning at the confluence of the N. Fork Toutle River and Castle Creek; East along the N. Fork Toutle River to USFS trail 207; south along USFS trail 207 to USFS trail 216E; southwest along USFS trail 216E to USFS trail 216; west along USGS trail 216 to USGS 216G; northwest along USFS trail 216G to USGS trail 221; north along USFS 221 to Castle Creek; northwest along Castle Creek to N. Fork Toutle River and point of beginning.
Elk Area No. 5064 Upper Smith Creek (Skamania County): That part of GMU 522 beginning at the U.S. Forest Service Rd. 99 and U.S. Forest Service Trail 225 (Smith Creek Trail) junction; south on Trail 225 to Ape Canyon Creek; south and west up Ape Canyon Creek to U.S. Forest Service Trail 216 (Loowit Trail); north on Trail 216 to U.S. Forest Service Trail 216D (Abraham Trail); north on Trail 216D to U.S. Forest Service Trail 207 (Truman Trail); north and east on Trail 207 to U.S. Forest Service Rd. 99; north and east on U.S. Forest Service Rd. 99 to the junction of U.S. Forest Service Rd. 99 and U.S. Forest Service Trail 225 and the point of beginning.
Elk Area No. 5065 Mount Whittier (Skamania County): That part of GMU 522 beginning at the U.S. Forest Service Trail 1 (Boundary Trail) and U.S. Forest Service Trail 214 (Whittier Ridge Trail) junction; west on the U.S. Forest Service Trail 1 to U.S. Forest Service Trail 230 (Coldwater Trail); north on U.S. Forest Service Trail 230 to U.S. Forest Service Trail 211 (Lakes Trail); east on Trail 211 to U.S. Forest Service Trail 214; south on U.S. Forest Service Trail 214 to the junction of U.S. Forest Service Trail 214 and U.S. Forest Service Trail 1 and the point of beginning.
Elk Area No. 5066 Norway Pass (Lewis and Skamania counties): That part of GMU 524 beginning at the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) Trail 211 (Lakes Trail) and USFS Trail 230 (Coldwater Trail) junction; NE to Minnie Peak; W to the USFS property boundary in the SE 1/4 of Section 20, T10N, R5E; N along the USFS property boundary to the Green River; E up the Green River to the USFS Rd 2612; E on the USFS Rd 2612 to USFS Rd 26; S on USFS Rd 26 to USFS Trail 1 (Boundary Trail); W on USFS Trail 1 to USFS Trail 214 (Whittier Trail); N on USFS Trail 214 to USFS Trail 211 (Lakes Trail); W on USFS Trail 211 to the USFS Trail 211, Trail 230 junction and point of beginning.
Elk Area No. 5090 JBH (Wahkiakum County): The mainland portion of the Julia Butler Hansen National Wildlife Refuge, as administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as described: Beginning at the junction of State Route 4 and Steamboat Island Slough Road, northwest on Steamboat Island Slough Road to Brooks Slough Road, east on Brooks Slough Road to State Route 4, south on State Route 4 to Steamboat Slough Road and point of beginning.
Elk Area No. 5099 Mudflow (Cowlitz County): That part of GMU 522 beginning on the North Fork Toutle River at the mouth of Hoffstadt Creek; SE up the North Fork Toutle River to Deer Creek; SE up Deer Creek to Weyerhaeuser (Weyco) 3020 line; NW along Weyco 3020 line to Weyco 3000 line; E along Weyco 3000 line to Weyco 3000P line; E on the 3000P line to Weyco 5600 Line to the Mount Saint Helens National Volcanic Monument Boundary; N on the Mount Saint Helens National Volcanic Monument Boundary to SR 504; W on SR 504 to Hoffstadt Creek Bridge on Hoffstadt Creek; S and W down Hoffstadt Creek to the North Fork Toutle River and point of beginning.
Elk Area No. 6010 Mallis (Pacific County): That part of GMUs 506, 672, and 673 within one and one-half mile either side of SR 6 between the east end of Elk Prairie Rd and the Mallis Landing Rd, and all lands within a half mile of Elk Creek Rd bounded on the south by Monohon Landing Rd.
Elk Area No. 6011 Centralia Mine (Lewis County): That portion of GMU 667 within Centralia Mine property boundary.
((Elk Area No. 6012 Tri Valley (Grays Harbor and Mason counties): Those portions of GMUs 648 (Wynoochee) and 651 (Satsop) within one mile of Brady-Matlock Road from State Highway 12 north to the junction with Schaefer State Park Road (east Satsop Road) and all lands within one mile of Wynoochee Valley Road from State Highway 12 north to the junction with Cougar Smith Road, and all lands within one mile of Wishkah Valley Road from north Aberdeen city limit to mile post 16 and all lands within 2 miles north of SR 12 between the Satsop River and Schouweiler and Hurd roads and then a line north from the end of Hurd Road to a point 2 miles north of SR 12.))
Elk Area No. 6013 (Pierce County): That part of GMU 652 beginning at the intersection of Highway 167 and Highway 410; north on Highway 167 to Highway 18; east on Highway 18 to Highway 164; southeasterly on Highway 164 to intersection with power transmission line in T20 R6 Section 18. West along power transmission line to intersection with 226th Ave E. South on 226th Ave East to intersection with 40th St E, east on 40th St E to 230th Ave E, South on 230th Ave E to Radke Road. Southwest on Radke to Barkubine Road, South on Barkubine Road to Connells Prairie; West on Connells Prairie Rd to 214th Ave E, South on 214th Ave E to Highway 410; westerly on Highway 410 to Highway 167 and the point of beginning.
Elk Area No. 6014 (Pierce County): Starting at Highway 164 intersection with power transmission line in T20 R6 Section 18; W along power transmission line to intersection with 226th Ave E; S on 226th Ave East to intersection with 40th St E; E on 40th St E to 230th Ave E; S on 230th Ave E to Radke Rd; SW on Radke to Barkubine Rd; S on Barkubine Rd to Connells Prairie; W on Connells Prairie Rd to 214th Ave E; S on 214th Ave E to South Prairie Road; SE on South Prairie Road to Highway 162; E on Hwy 162 to Hwy 165; NE on Hwy 165 to Hwy 410; NE on Hwy 410 to White River; SE along White River to intersection with power transmission lines in T19N R7E S; NE on power transmission lines to intersection with Hwy 410 West on SR 410 to Hwy 164; NW on Highway 164 to starting point.
Elk Area No. 6054 Puyallup River (Pierce County): That portion of GMU 654 beginning at the intersection of Mount Rainier National Park's western boundary and State Route (SR) 706; W on SR 706 to intersection with Highway 7 at Elbe; NW on Highway 7 to Alder Cutoff Rd; N on Alder Cutoff Rd to Scott Turner Rd; NW on Scott Turner Rd to Alder Cutoff Rd; W and NE on Alder Cutoff Rd to Center St SE in the town of Eatonville; NW on Center St SE to SR 161; N and W on SR 161 to Orville Rd E; N on Orville Rd E, past Lake Ohop and Lake Kapowsin, to the bridge crossing the Puyallup River; SE up the Puyallup River to Mount Rainier National Park's western boundary; S on Mount Rainier National Park's western boundary to SR 706 and the point of beginning.
Elk Area No. 6061 Twin Satsop Farms (Mason County): That portion of GMU 651 starting at the junction of the Deckerville Road and the Brady-Matlock Road; southwest to the junction with the West Boundary Road; north on West Boundary Road to the Deckerville Road; east on the Deckerville Road to the junction of Brady-Matlock Road and point of beginning. In addition, the area within a circle with a radius of two miles centered on the junction of State Route 108 and the Eich Road.
((Elk Area No. 6062 South Bank (Grays Harbor County): That portion of GMU 660 (Minot Peak) described as follows: Beginning at Highway 12 and Wakefield Road Junction (South Elma); south on Wakefield Road, across the Chehalis River to the South Bank Road; southeast on the South Bank Road to Delezene Road; south on the Delezene Road to a point one mile from the South Bank Road; southeast along a line one mile southwest of the South Bank Road to the Oakville-Brooklyn Road; east on the Oakville-Brooklyn Road to Oakville and Highway 12; northwest on Highway 12 to Wakefield Road to Elma and the point of beginning.))
Elk Area No. 6064 Quinault Valley (Grays Harbor and Jefferson counties): That portion of GMU 638 (Quinault) within the Quinault River watershed east of Gatton Creek and Lake Quinault excluding US Forest Service (USFS) Colonel Bob Wilderness Area beginning at the mouth of the Quinault River; NE on the Olympic National Park boundary, which is along the Quinault River, to the intersection with USFS Colonel Bob Wilderness Area; then SW along the Colonel Bob Wilderness Area Western boundary to its intersection with Haas Creek; then downstream along Haas Creek to its intersection with USFS Olympic National Forest boundary; then SW along USFS boundary to the Lake Quinault shoreline; then N along the East shore of Lake Quinault to the mouth of Quinault River and the point of the beginning.
((Elk Area No. 6066 Chehalis Valley (Grays Harbor County): That portion of GMU 660 (Minot Peak) beginning at Highway 12 and Highway 107 junction near Montesano; east and south on Highway 12 to Oakville; south on Oakville-Brooklyn Road to a point one mile west of South Bank Road; northwest along a line one mile southwest of South Bank Road to Delezene Road; north along Delezene Road to South Bank Road; northwest along South Bank Road to Wakefield Road; north on Wakefield Road to Chehalis River; west on Chehalis River to Highway 107 bridge; north on Highway 107 to Highway 12 and the point of beginning.
Elk Area No. 6068 Willapa (Grays Harbor County): That part of GMU 658 south of SR 105 between the intersection of SR 105 and Hammond Road and the SR 105 bridge over Smith Creek; and within one mile north of SR 105 west from Hammond Road and east of the SR 105 bridge over Smith Creek.))
Elk Area No. 6069 Hanaford (Lewis and Thurston counties): That part of GMU 667 (Skookumchuck) beginning at the intersection of Salzer Valley Rd and S Pearl St (Centralia); N on S Pearl St to N Pearl St; N on N Pearl St to State Hwy 507; W and N on State Hwy 507 to Skookumchuck Rd; E on Skookumchuck Rd to the first bridge over the Skookumchuck River; E along the Skookumchuck River to the Skookumchuck Rd bridge; E on Skookumchuck Rd to the steel tower power line; SW along the power line to Big Hanaford Rd; E and S along Big Hanaford Rd to the intersection with the main stem of Hanaford Creek; SE along Hanaford Creek to the range line between Range 1W and Range 1E of Township 14N; S on the range line between Range 1W and Range 1E of Township 14N to Mitchell Creek; SW on Mitchell Creek to the North Fork of the Newaukum River; SW on the North Fork of the Newaukum River to North Fork Rd; W on North Fork Rd to Centralia-Alpha Rd; W on Centralia-Alpha Rd to Salzer Valley Rd and the point of beginning.
Elk Area No. 6071 Dungeness (Clallam County): Portions of GMUs 621 (Olympic) and 624 (Coyle) beginning at the mouth of the Dungeness River; east and south along the coast of the Strait of Juan de Fuca to the mouth of Dean Creek on Sequim Bay; south and west up Dean Creek to the power transmission line; west on the power transmission line to the Dungeness River; north down the Dungeness River to its mouth and the point of beginning.
((Elk Area No. 6072 Sol Duc Valley (Clallam County): That portion of GMU 607 (Sol Duc) between the Sol Duc River and Hwy 101 from a point at the Sol Duc River bridge over Hwy 101 approximately 2 miles north of Forks to the westernmost Sol Duc River bridge over Hwy 101 at a point approximately 1 mile east of Lake Pleasant.
Elk Area No. 6073 Clearwater Valley (Jefferson County): That portion of GMU 615 (Clearwater) within one mile of the Clearwater Road from the Quinault Indian Reservation boundary to a point 4 miles to the north.))
AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 16-12-087, filed 5/31/16, effective 7/1/16)
WAC 232-28-342 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18 Small game and other wildlife seasons and regulations.
Hunters must comply with the bag, possession, and season limits described in this section. Failure to do so constitutes a violation of RCW 77.15.245, 77.15.400, or 77.15.430, depending on the species hunted and the circumstances of the violation.
STATEWIDE SEASONS
(1) FOREST GROUSE (BLUE, RUFFED, AND SPRUCE)
(a) DAILY BAG LIMIT: 4 grouse per day, to include not more than 3 Blue Grouse, 3 Spruce Grouse, and 3 Ruffed Grouse.
(b) POSSESSION LIMIT: 12 grouse, to include not more than 9 Blue Grouse, 9 Spruce Grouse, and 9 Ruffed Grouse.
(c) SEASON DATES: Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 during the current license year.
(2) BOBCAT
(a) BAG AND POSSESSION LIMITS: No limit.
(b) SEASON DATES: Sept. 1 - Mar. 15 during the current license year.
(c) RESTRICTION: It is unlawful to hunt bobcat with dogs.
(3) RACCOON
(a) BAG AND POSSESSION LIMITS: No limit.
(b) OPEN AREA: Statewide, EXCEPT closed on Long Island within Willapa National Wildlife Refuge.
(c) SEASON DATES: Sept. 1 - Mar. 15 during the current license year.
(4) FOX
(a) BAG AND POSSESSION LIMITS: No limit.
(b) OPEN AREA: Statewide, EXCEPT closed within the exterior boundaries of the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie, Okanogan, Wenatchee, and Gifford Pinchot National Forests.
(c) SEASON DATES: Sept. 1 - Mar. 15 during the current license year.
(5) COYOTE
(a) BAG AND POSSESSION LIMITS: No limit.
(b) OPEN AREA: Statewide.
(c) SEASON DATES: Year-round.
(d) RESTRICTION: It is unlawful to hunt coyote with dogs.
(6) COTTONTAIL RABBIT AND SNOWSHOE HARE (OR WASHINGTON HARE)
(a) BAG AND POSSESSION LIMITS: 5 cottontails or snowshoe hares per day, with a total of 15 in possession at any time, straight or mixed bag.
(b) SEASON DATES: Sept. 1 - Mar. 15 during the current license year.
(7) CROWS
(a) BAG AND POSSESSION LIMITS: No limit.
(b) SEASON DATES: Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 during the current license year.
(8) JACKRABBIT:
Closed statewide.
(9) PTARMIGAN, SAGE, AND SHARP-TAILED GROUSE:
Closed statewide.
(10) WILD TURKEY:
(a) YOUTH SEASON: Open only to youth hunters accompanied by an adult 18 years of age or older.
(i) LEGAL BIRD: Male turkeys and turkeys with visible beards only.
(ii) SEASON DATES:
(A) April 4-5, 2015;
(B) April 2-3, 2016;
(C) April 1-2, 2017; and
(D) April 7-8, 2018.
(b) SPRING SEASON
(i) LEGAL BIRD: Male turkeys and turkeys with visible beards only.
(ii) SEASON DATES: April 15 - May 31 during the current license year.
(iii) BAG LIMIT: The combined spring/youth season limit is 3 birds. Only 2 turkeys may be killed in Eastern Washington, except only one (1) may be killed in Chelan, Kittitas, or Yakima counties. One (1) turkey may be killed per year in Western Washington outside of Klickitat County. Two (2) turkeys may be killed in Klickitat County.
(c) EARLY FALL GENERAL SEASON
(i) LEGAL HUNTER: Open to all hunters with a valid turkey tag.
(ii) OPEN AREA: GMUs 101-154 and 162-186.
(iii) SEASON DATES:
(A) Sept. 19 - Oct. 16, 2015;
(B) Sept. 17 - Oct. 14, 2016, (GMUs 145-154, 162-186);
(C) Sept. 17 - Oct. 31, 2016, (GMUs 101-142);
(D) Sept. 23 - Oct. 13, 2017, (GMUs 145-154, 162-186);
(E) Sept. 23 - Oct. 31, 2017, (GMUs 101-142).
(iv) BAG LIMIT: Three (3) turkeys during the early fall general season with the following area restrictions:
Game Management Units (GMUs)
Legal Bird and Limit
105-121
Two (2) beardless turkeys
101, 145-154, 162-186
One (1) either sex turkey
124-142
Two (2) beardless plus one (1) either sex turkey
(d) FALL PERMIT SEASONS
(i) LEGAL BIRD: Either sex.
(ii) LEGAL HUNTER: All hunters who are selected in the fall turkey special permit drawing and who also possess a valid turkey tag.
Hunt Name
Permit Season Dates
Special Restrictions
Boundary Description
Permits
Bag Limit*
Klickitat
Sept. 19 - Oct. 16, 2015, Sept. 17 - Oct. 14, 2016, Sept. 23 - Oct. 13, 2017
Either sex
GMUs 382, 388, 568-578
150
 
1
 
Methow
Nov. 15 - Dec. 15, 2015, 2016, 2017
Either sex
GMUs 218-231 and 242
50
 
1
 
Teanaway
Nov. 15 - Dec. 15, 2015, 2016, 2017
Either sex
GMU 335
50
 
1
 
*BAG LIMIT: During the fall permit hunting seasons.
(e) LATE FALL SEASON
(i) LEGAL BIRD: Either sex.
(ii) LEGAL HUNTER: Open to all hunters with a valid turkey tag.
(iii) OPEN AREA: GMUs 105-154, 162-186.
(iv) SEASON DATES: Nov. 20 - Dec. 15 during the current license year.
(v) BAG LIMIT: One (1) turkey.
(f) HUNTER EDUCATION INSTRUCTOR INCENTIVE PERMITS
(i) LEGAL BIRD: Male turkeys and turkeys with visible beards only.
(ii) LEGAL HUNTER: Qualified hunter education instructors who are selected through a random drawing. Hunter education instructors qualify if the instructor is certified and has been in active status for a minimum of 3 consecutive years, inclusive of the year prior to the permit drawing.
(iii) OPEN AREA: Statewide.
(iv) SEASON DATES: April 1 - May 31 during the current license year.
(v) PERMITS: 2 individuals will be drawn for this permit per year.
(vi) BAG LIMIT: 1 male turkey or turkey with visible beard in addition to other spring season turkey harvest.
(g) OFFICIAL HUNTING HOURS FOR WILD TURKEY:
1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset during spring and fall seasons.
(h) SPECIAL RULES FOR WILD TURKEY:
(i) It is unlawful to hunt turkey unless the hunter possesses a turkey tag.
(ii) It is unlawful to hunt turkeys with dogs.
(iii) It is unlawful to bait game birds.
EASTERN WASHINGTON SEASONS:
(11) RING-NECKED PHEASANT
(a) BAG AND POSSESSION LIMITS: Three (3) cock pheasants per day. Hunters may possess up to 15 cock pheasants at any one time.
(b) YOUTH SEASON DATES: Open only to youth hunters accompanied by an adult 18 years of age or older.
(i) Sept. 19-20, 2015;
(ii) Sept. 17-18, 2016; and
(iii) Sept. 23-24, 2017.
(c) HUNTERS SIXTY-FIVE YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER AND HUNTERS WITH DISABILITIES SEASON DATES:
(i) Sept. 21-25, 2015;
(ii) Sept. 19-23, 2016; and
(iii) Sept. 25-29, 2017.
(d) REGULAR SEASON DATES:
(i) Oct. 24, 2015 - Jan. 18, 2016;
(ii) Oct. 22, 2016 - Jan. 16, 2017; and
(iii) Oct. 21, 2017 - Jan. 15, 2018.
(12) CHUKAR
(a) BAG AND POSSESSION LIMITS: 6 chukar per day. Hunters may possess up to 18 chukar at any one time.
(b) YOUTH SEASON DATES: Open only to youth hunters accompanied by an adult 18 years of age or older.
(i) Sept. 19-20, 2015;
(ii) Sept. 17-18, 2016; and
(iii) Sept. 23-24, 2017.
(c) REGULAR SEASON DATES:
(i) Oct. 3, 2015 - Jan. 18, 2016;
(ii) Oct. 1, 2016 - Jan. 16, 2017; and
(iii) Oct. 7, 2017 - Jan. 15, 2018.
(13) GRAY (HUNGARIAN) PARTRIDGE
(a) BAG AND POSSESSION LIMITS: 6 gray partridges per day. Hunters may possess up to 18 gray partridges at any one time.
(b) YOUTH SEASON DATES: Open only to youth hunters accompanied by an adult 18 years of age or older.
(i) Sept. 19-20, 2015;
(ii) Sept. 17-18, 2016; and
(iii) Sept. 23-24, 2017.
(c) REGULAR SEASON DATES:
(i) Oct. 3, 2015 - Jan. 18, 2016;
(ii) Oct. 1, 2016 - Jan. 16, 2017; and
(iii) Oct. 7, 2017 - Jan. 15, 2018.
(14) MOUNTAIN QUAIL
Closed throughout Eastern Washington.
(15) CALIFORNIA (VALLEY) QUAIL AND NORTHERN BOBWHITE
(a) BAG AND POSSESSION LIMITS: 10 quail per day. Hunters may possess up to 30 quail at any one time, straight or mixed bag.
(b) YOUTH SEASON DATES: Open only to youth hunters accompanied by an adult 18 years of age or older.
(i) Sept. 19-20, 2015;
(ii) Sept. 17-18, 2016; and
(iii) Sept. 23-24, 2017.
(c) REGULAR SEASON DATES:
(i) Oct. 3, 2015 - Jan. 18, 2016;
(ii) Oct. 1, 2016 - Jan. 16, 2017; and
(iii) Oct. 7, 2017 - Jan. 15, 2018.
WESTERN WASHINGTON SEASONS:
(16) RING-NECKED PHEASANT
(a) BAG AND POSSESSION LIMITS: 2 pheasants of either sex per day. Hunters may possess up to 15 pheasants at any one time.
(b) YOUTH SEASON DATES: Open only to youth hunters accompanied by an adult 18 years of age or older.
(i) Sept. 19-20, 2015;
(ii) Sept. 17-18, 2016; and
(iii) Sept. 23-24, 2017.
(c) HUNTERS SIXTY-FIVE YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER AND HUNTERS WITH DISABILITIES SEASON DATES:
(i) Sept. 21-25, 2015;
(ii) Sept. 19-23, 2016; and
(iii) Sept. 25-29, 2017.
(d) REGULAR SEASON DATES: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
(i) Sept. 26 - Nov. 30, 2015;
(ii) Sept. 24 - Nov. 30, 2016; and
(iii) Sept. 30 - Nov. 30, 2017.
(e) EXTENDED SEASON DATES:
(i) Dec. 1-15, during the current license year.
(ii) 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. only at the following release sites: Belfair, Fort Lewis, Kosmos, Lincoln Creek, Scatter Creek, Skookumchuck, and all Whidbey Island release sites EXCEPT Bayview.
(iii) The department will not release pheasants during the extended season.
(f) SPECIAL RESTRICTION: Western Washington pheasant hunters must choose to hunt only on odd-numbered or even-numbered weekend days from 8:00 - 10:00 a.m. at all units of Lake Terrell, Tennant Lake, Snoqualmie, Skagit, Skookumchuck, and Scatter Creek Wildlife Areas, and all hunting sites on Whidbey Island. Hunters must indicate their choice of odd-numbered or even-numbered weekend days on the Western Washington Pheasant Permit by choosing "odd" or "even." Hunters who select the three day option, hunters possessing a valid disabled hunter permit, hunters 65 years of age or older, and youth hunters may hunt in the morning on both odd-numbered and even-numbered weekend days. Youth hunters must be accompanied by an adult 18 years of age or older, and the adult must have an appropriately marked pheasant permit if hunting.
(17) MOUNTAIN QUAIL
(a) BAG AND POSSESSION LIMITS: 2 mountain quail per day. Hunters may possess up to 4 mountain quail at any one time.
(b) SEASON DATES:
(i) Sept. 26 - Nov. 30, 2015;
(ii) Sept. 24 - Nov. 30, 2016; and
(iii) Sept. 30 - Nov. 30, 2017.
(18) CALIFORNIA (VALLEY) QUAIL AND NORTHERN BOBWHITE
(a) BAG AND POSSESSION LIMITS: 10 California (valley) quail or northern bobwhite per day. Hunters may possess up to 30 California (valley) quail or northern bobwhite at any one time, straight or mixed bag.
(b) SEASON DATES:
(i) Sept. 26 - Nov. 30, 2015;
(ii) Sept. 24 - Nov. 30, 2016; and
(iii) Sept. 30 - Nov. 30, 2017.
FALCONRY SEASONS:
(19) UPLAND GAME BIRD AND FOREST GROUSE - FALCONRY
(a) BAG AND POSSESSION LIMITS:
(i) 2 pheasants (either sex);
(ii) 6 partridge;
(iii) 5 California (valley) quail or northern bobwhite;
(iv) 2 mountain quail (in Western Washington only);
(v) 3 forest grouse (blue, ruffed, spruce) per day; and
(vi) Possession limit is twice the daily bag limit.
(b) OPEN AREA: Statewide.
(c) SEASON DATES: Aug. 1 - Mar. 15 during the current license year.
(20) TURKEY - FALCONRY
(a) A turkey tag is required to hunt turkey during the turkey falconry season.
(b) BAG AND POSSESSION LIMITS: One (1) turkey (either sex) per turkey tag, with a maximum of 2 turkeys. Hunters may possess up to 2 turkeys at any one time.
(c) OPEN AREA: Eastern Washington.
(d) SEASON DATES: Sept. 1 - Feb. 15 during the current license year.
(21) COTTONTAIL RABBIT AND SNOWSHOE HARE - FALCONRY
(a) BAG AND POSSESSION LIMITS: 5 cottontails or snowshoe hares per day, straight or mixed bag. Hunters may possess up to 15 cottontails or snowshoe hares at any one time, straight or mixed bag.
(b) OPEN AREA: Statewide.
(c) SEASON DATES: Aug. 1 - Mar. 15 during the current license year.
OTHER SEASONS:
(22) BIRD DOG TRAINING SEASON
(a) Wild upland game birds may be pursued during the dog-training season but may not be killed except during established hunting seasons. A small game license is required to train dogs on wild game birds. A Western Washington Pheasant Permit is required to train dogs on pheasants in Western Washington. Captive raised game birds may be released and killed during dog training if the hunter has proof of lawful acquisition (invoices) and the birds are appropriately marked (WAC ((232-12-271 and 232-12-044)) 220-450-010 and 220-416-110).
(b) OPEN AREA: Statewide.
(c) SEASON DATES: Aug. 1 - Mar. 31 during the current license year.
(d) Only youth and seniors may train dogs during their respective seasons on designated Western Washington pheasant release sites.
(e) Bird dog training may be conducted year round on areas posted for bird dog training on portions of:
(i) Region One - Espanola (T24N, R40E, E 1/2 of section 16);
(ii) Region Three - ((South L. T. Murray)) Wenas Wildlife Area;
(iii) Region Four - Skagit Wildlife Area, Lake Terrell Wildlife Area, and Snoqualmie Wildlife Area;
(iv) Region Five - Shillapoo/Vancouver Lake Wildlife Area;
(v) Region Six - Scatter Creek Wildlife Area, Fort Lewis Military Base.
(23) YAKAMA INDIAN RESERVATION:
The 2015-16, 2016-17, and 2017-18 upland bird seasons within the Yakama Indian Reservation are the same as the season established by the Yakama Indian Nation.
(24) COLVILLE INDIAN RESERVATION:
The 2015-16, 2016-17, and 2017-18 upland bird seasons within the Colville Indian Reservation are the same as the season established by the Colville Indian Tribe.
AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 16-15-045, filed 7/14/16, effective 8/14/16)
WAC 232-28-357 2015-2017 Deer general seasons and definitions.
It is unlawful to fail to comply with the bag, possession, and season limits described below. Violations of this section are punishable under RCW 77.15.410 Unlawful hunting of big gamePenalty.
Bag Limit: One (1) deer per hunter during the license year except where otherwise permitted by department rule.
Hunting Method: Hunters must select one of the hunting methods: Modern firearm, archery, or muzzleloader.
Any Buck Deer Seasons: Open only to the taking of deer with visible antlers (buck fawns illegal).
Antler Point: To qualify as an antler point, the point must be at least one inch long, measured on the longest side.
Antler Restrictions: APPLIES TO ALL HUNTERS DURING ANY GENERAL SEASON AND DESIGNATED SPECIAL PERMIT SEASONS. Buck deer taken in antler restricted game management units (GMUs) must meet minimum antler point requirements. Minimum antler point requirements are antler points on one side only. Eye guards are antler points when they are at least one inch long.
3-point Minimum GMUs: All mule deer in 100, 200, and 300 series GMUs; white-tailed deer in GMUs 127, 130, 133, 136, 139, 142, 145, 149, 154, 162, 163, 166, 169, 172, 175, 178, 181, 186, and black-tailed deer in GMU 578.
Permit-only Units: The following GMUs require a special permit to hunt deer: 157 (Mill Creek Watershed), 290 (Desert), 329 (Quilomene), 371 (Alkali), and 485 (Green River).
GMUs Closed to Deer Hunting: 490 (Cedar River) and 522 (Loo-wit).
Types of deer that a person may legally hunt in Washington:
Black-tailed Deer: Any member of black-tailed/mule deer (species Odocoileus hemionus) found west of a line drawn from the Canadian border south on the Pacific Crest Trail and along the Yakama Indian Reservation boundary in Yakima County to the Klickitat River; south down Klickitat River to the Columbia River.
Mule Deer: Any member of black-tailed/mule deer (species Odocoileus hemionus) found east of a line drawn from the Canadian border south on the Pacific Crest Trail and along the Yakama Indian Reservation boundary in Yakima County to the Klickitat River; south down Klickitat River to the Columbia River.
White-tailed Deer: Any white-tailed deer (member of the species Odocoileus virginianus), except the Columbian whitetail deer (species Odocoileus virginianus leucurus).
MODERN FIREARM DEER SEASONS
License Required: A valid big game hunting license, which includes a deer species option.
Tag Required: A valid modern firearm deer tag for the area hunted.
Hunting Method: Modern firearm deer tag hunters may use rifle, handgun, shotgun, bow, crossbow, or muzzleloader, but only during modern firearm seasons.
Hunt Season
2015 Dates
2016 Dates
2017 Dates
Game Management Units (GMUs)
Legal Deer
HIGH BUCK HUNTS
 
Sept. 15-25
Sept. 15-25
Sept. 15-25
Alpine Lakes, Mount Baker, Glacier Peak, Pasayten, Olympic Peninsula, and Henry Jackson Wilderness Areas and Lake Chelan Recreation Area
3 pt. min.
GENERAL SEASON
Western
Washington
Black-tailed Deer
Oct. 17-31
Oct. 15-31
Oct. 14-31
407, 418, 426, 437, 448, 450, 454, 460, 466, 501 through 520, 524 through 556, 560, 568, 572, 574, 601 through 621, 624 (except Deer Area 6020), 627 through 654, 658 through 699
Any buck
 
 
 
 
410, 411, 412, 413, 414, 415, 416, 417, 419, 420, 421, 422, 564, 655, Deer Area 6020
Any deer
 
 
 
 
578
3 pt. min.
Eastern
Washington
White-tailed Deer
Oct. 17-30
Oct. 15-28
Oct. 14-27
101, 105, 108, 111, 113, 124
Any white-tailed buck
 
Oct. 17-27
Oct. 15-25
Oct. 14-24
203 through 284
Any white-tailed buck
 
Oct. 17-27
Oct. 15-25
Oct. 14-24
127 through 154, 162 through 186 (except Deer Area 1040)
White-tailed, 3 pt. min.
 
Oct. 17-27
Oct. 15-25
Oct. 14-24
373, 379, 381
Any white-tailed deer
Eastern
Washington
White-tailed Deer
in GMUs 117 and 121
Oct. 17-30
Oct. 15-28
Oct. 14-27
117, 121
Any white-tailed buck
Eastern
Washington
Mule Deer
Oct. 17-27
Oct. 15-25
Oct. 14-24
101 through 154, 162 through 169, 172 (except Deer Area 1040), 175 through 186, 203 through 284, 328, 330 through 368, 372, 373, 379, 381, 382 (except Deer Area 5382), 388
Mule deer, 3 pt. min.
LATE GENERAL SEASON
Western
Washington
Black-tailed Deer
Nov. 19-22
Nov. 17-20
Nov. 16-19
407, 454, 466, 501 through 520, 524 through 560, 568, 572, 601 through 621, 624 (except Deer Area 6020), 627 through 654, 658 through 699
Any buck
 
Nov. 19-22
Nov. 17-20
Nov. 16-19
410, 411, 412, 413, 414, 415, 416, 417, 419, 420, 421, 422, 564, 655, Deer Area 6020
Any deer
Eastern
Washington
White-tailed Deer
Nov. 7-19
Nov. 5-19
Nov. 11-19
105, 108, 111, 113, 124
Any white-tailed buck
Eastern
Washington
White-tailed Deer in GMUs 117 and 121
Nov. 7-19
Nov. 5-19
Nov. 11-19
117, 121
Any white-tailed buck
HUNTERS 65 AND OVER, DISABLED, ((OR)) AND YOUTH GENERAL SEASONS
Eastern
Washington
White-tailed Deer
Oct. 17-30
Oct. 15-28
Oct. 14-27
124
Any white-tailed deer
 
 
((Oct. 20-23
Oct. 19-22
101, 105, 108, 111, 113, 117, 121
Any white-tailed deer))
 
Nov. 7-19
Nov. 5-19
Nov. 11-19
Deer Area 1050
Any white-tailed deer
 
Nov. 7-19
Nov. 5-19
Nov. 11-19
Deer Areas 1060, 1070, 1080
White-tailed, antlerless only
 
Oct. 17-27
Oct. 15-25
Oct. 14-24
127 through 142, 145, 149, 154, Deer Area 1010, and 178
White-tailed, 3 pt. min. or antlerless
DISABLED AND YOUTH GENERAL SEASONS
 
 
 
Oct. 14-15 and Oct. 21-22
101, 105, 108, 111, 113, 117, 121
Any white-tailed deer
ARCHERY DEER SEASONS
License Required: A valid big game hunting license, which includes a deer species option.
Tag Required: A valid archery deer tag for the area hunted.
Special Notes: Archery tag holders can only hunt during archery seasons with archery equipment (WAC ((232-12-054)) 220-414-070).
Hunt Area
2015 Dates
2016 Dates
2017 Dates
Game Management Units (GMUs)
Legal Deer
EARLY ARCHERY GENERAL DEER SEASONS
Western
Washington
Black-tailed Deer
Sept. 1-30
Sept. 1-30
Sept. 1-29
407 through 426, 437, 448, 450, 454, 466, 501, 504, 505, 524, 554, 564, 568, 621 through 636, 648 through 652, 654 through 673, 684
Any deer
 
 
 
 
460, 503, 574, 601 through 618, 638, 642, 653, 681 and 699
Any buck
 
 
 
 
578
3 pt. min.
 
Sept. 1-27
Sept. 1-25
Sept. 1-24
510, 513, 516, 520, 556
Any deer
 
 
 
 
506, 530, 550, 560, 572
Any buck
Eastern
Washington
Mule Deer
Sept. 1-30
Sept. 1-30
Sept. 1-29
105 through 121, 166, 169, 172 (except Deer Area 1040), 175, 181, 243, 334
3 pt. min.
 
 
 
 
124 through 142, 145, 149, 186, 244 through 247, 249, 250, 260, 372, 373, 379, 381, 382 (except Deer Area 5382), 388, Deer Area 3334
3 pt. min. or antlerless
 
Sept. 1-27
Sept. 1-25
Sept. 1-24
154, 162, 163, 178
3 pt. min. or antlerless
 
Sept. 1-27
Sept. 1-25
Sept. 1-24
251, 328, 335, 336, 340, 346, 352, 356, 360, 364, 368
3 pt. min.
 
Sept. 1-15
Sept. 1-15
Sept. 1-15
101, 204 through 242, 248, 254, 262, 266, 269, 272, 278, 284
3 pt. min.
 
Sept. 16-30
Sept. 16-30
Sept. 16-29
101, 204 through 242, 248, 254, 262, 266, 269, 272, 278, 284
3 pt. min. or antlerless
Eastern
Washington
White-tailed Deer
Sept. 1-30
Sept. 1-30
Sept. 1-29
101, 105, 108, 111, 113, 117, 121
White-tailed, any buck
Sept. 1-30
Sept. 1-30
Sept. 1-29
124, 204 through 250, 254 through 284, 373, 379, 381
Any white-tailed deer
 
Sept. 1-30
Sept. 1-30
Sept. 1-29
127 through 149, 166, 172 (except Deer Area 1040), 181, 186
White-tailed, 3 pt. min. or antlerless
 
Sept. 1-27
Sept. 1-25
Sept. 1-24
154, 162, 163, 178
White-tailed, 3 pt. min. or antlerless
 
Sept. 1-27
Sept. 1-25
Sept. 1-24
169, 175
White-tailed, 3 pt. min.
LATE ARCHERY GENERAL DEER SEASONS
Western
Washington
Black-tailed Deer
Nov. 25 - Dec. 15
Nov. 23 - Dec. 15
Nov. 22 - Dec. 15
437, 466, 510 through 520, 524
Any deer
 
Nov. 25 - Dec. 15
Nov. 23 - Dec. 15
Nov. 22 - Dec. 15
448, 460, 506, 530, 560, 572, 601, 603 through 618, 638, 642, 681, and 699
Any buck
 
Nov. 25 - Dec. 31
Nov. 23 - Dec. 31
Nov. 22 - Dec. 31
407, 410, 411, 412, 413, 414, 415, 416, 417, 419, 420, 421, 422, 454, 505, 564, 624, 627, 636, 648, 652, 654, 655, 660 through 672
Any deer
Eastern
Washington
Mule Deer
Nov. 21-30
Nov. 21-30
Nov. 21-30
209, 215, 233, 243, 250
3 pt. min.
 
Nov. 25 - Dec. 8
Nov. 23 - Dec. 8
Nov. 22 - Dec. 8
336, 342, 346, 352, 364, 388, Deer Area 3682
3 pt. min.
 
Nov. 20 - Dec. 8
Nov. 20 - Dec. 8
Nov. 20 - Dec. 8
145, 163, 178, 272, 278, 373, Deer Area 3372
3 pt. min. or antlerless
 
Dec. 9-31
Dec. 9-31
Dec. 9-31
Deer Area 1021
Antlerless only
Eastern
Washington
White-tailed Deer
Nov. 10 - Dec. 15
Nov. 10 - Dec. 15
Nov. 10 - Dec. 15
101
((Any white-tailed deer))
White-tailed, any buck
 
 
((Nov. 21-30
Nov. 21-30
204, 209
Any white-tailed deer))
 
Nov. 25 - Dec. 15
Nov. 25 - Dec. 15
Nov. 25 - Dec. 15
124
Any white-tailed deer
 
Nov. 25 - Dec. 15
Nov. 25 - Dec. 15
Nov. 25 - Dec. 15
127
White-tailed, 3 pt. min. or antlerless
 
Nov. 20 - Dec. 8
Nov. 20 - Dec. 8
Nov. 20 - Dec. 8
145, 163, 178, 272, 278
White-tailed, 3 pt. min. or antlerless
 
Nov. 25 - Dec. 15
Nov. 23 - Dec. 15
Nov. 22 - Dec. 15
215, 233, 243, 373, 204, 209
Any white-tailed deer
 
 
Nov. 23 - Dec. 9
Nov. 22 - Dec. ((9)) 15
105, 108, 117, 121
White-tailed, any buck
 
 
((Dec. 10-15
Dec. 10-15
105, 108, 117, 121
Any white-tailed deer))
MUZZLELOADER DEER SEASONS
License Required: A valid big game hunting license, which includes a deer species option.
Tag Required: A valid muzzleloader deer tag for the area hunted.
Hunting Method: Muzzleloader only.
Special Notes: Muzzleloader tag holders can only hunt during muzzleloader seasons and must hunt with muzzleloader equipment (WAC ((232-12-051)) 220-414-060) or archery equipment (WAC ((232-12-054)) 220-414-070).
Hunt Area
2015 Dates
2016 Dates
2017 Dates
Game Management Units (GMUs)
Legal Deer
High Buck Hunts
Sept. 15-25
Sept. 15-25
Sept. 15-25
Alpine Lakes, Glacier Peak, Pasayten, Mount Baker, Olympic Peninsula, and Henry Jackson Wilderness areas, and Lake Chelan Recreation Area
3 pt. min.
EARLY MUZZLELOADER GENERAL DEER SEASONS
Western
Washington
Black-tailed Deer
Oct. 3-11
Oct. 1-9
Sept. 30 - Oct. 8
407, 418, 426, 437, 448, 450, 501, 503, 504, 505, 506, 510, 513, 516, 520, 530, 550, 554, 560, 568, 572, 574, 603, 607, 612, 615, 624 (except Deer Area 6020), 636, 638, 642, 648, 660, 663, 672, 673
Any buck
 
 
 
 
410, 411, 412, 413, 414, 415, 416, 417, 419, 420, 421, 422, 454, 564, 627, 652, 655, 666, 684, and Deer Area 6020
Any deer
 
 
 
 
578
3 pt. min.
Eastern
Washington
White-tailed Deer
Oct. 3-11
Oct. 1-9
Sept. 30 - Oct. 8
101, 105, 108, 111, 113, 117, 121, 203, 204, 209, 215, 231, 233, 239, 242, 243, 244, 245, 246, 248, 250, 251, 260, 272, 278, 284
White-tailed, any buck
 
 
 
 
124
Any white-tailed deer
 
 
 
 
127, 142, 145, 149
White-tailed, 3 pt. min. or antlerless
 
 
 
 
130, 133, 136, 139, 175, 181, 186
White-tailed, 3 pt. min.
 
 
 
 
373, 379
Any white-tailed deer
Eastern
Washington
Mule Deer
Oct. 3-11
Oct 1-9
Sept. 30 - Oct. 8
101 through 149, 175, 181, 186, 203, 204, 209, 215, 231, 233, 239, 242, 243, 244, 245, 246, 248, 250, 251, 254, 260, 262, 266, 269, 272, 278, 284, 328, 330 through 342, 352 through 368, 373, 379
Mule deer, 3 pt. min.
Eastern
Washington
Mule Deer
Oct. 3-11
Oct. 1-9
Sept. 30 - Oct. 8
Deer Areas 3334 and 3372
3 pt. min. or antlerless
LATE MUZZLELOADER GENERAL DEER SEASONS
Western
Washington
Black-tailed
Deer
Nov. 25 - Dec. 15
Nov. 23 - Dec. 15
Nov. 22 - Dec. 15
407, 410, 411, 412, 413, 414, 415, 416, 417, 419, 420, 421, 422, 454, 504, 564, 633, 666, 684, and Deer Area 6020
Any deer
 
 
 
 
448, 460, 501, 602, 621, 651, 654, 658, 667, and 673
Any buck
Eastern
Washington
White-tailed Deer
Nov. 25 - Dec. 8
Nov. 23 - Dec. 8
Nov. 22 - Dec. 8
113
Any white-tailed buck
 
Nov. 25 - Dec. 8
Nov. 25 - Dec. 8
Nov. 25 - Dec. 8
130, 133, 136, 139
White-tailed, 3 pt. min. or antlerless
 
Nov. 20 - Dec. 8
Nov. 20 - Dec. 8
Nov. 20 - Dec. 8
172 (except Deer Area 1040), 181
White-tailed, 3 pt. min. or antlerless
 
Nov. 20-30
Nov. 20-30
Nov. 20-30
379, 381
Any white-tailed deer
Eastern
Washington
Mule Deer
Nov. 25 - Dec. 8
Nov. 25 - Dec. 8
Nov. 25 - Dec. 8
130
Antlerless
 
Nov. 20-30
Nov. 20-30
Nov. 20-30
381, Deer Area 3372
3 pt. min. or antlerless
 
Nov. 20-30
Nov. 20-30
Nov. 20-30
379, 382 (except Deer Area 5382)
3 pt. min.
AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 16-12-087, filed 5/31/16, effective 7/1/16)
WAC 232-28-358 2015-2017 Elk general seasons and definitions.
It is unlawful to fail to comply with bag, possession, and season limits described below. A violation of this section is punishable under RCW 77.15.410 Unlawful hunting of big gamePenalty.
Bag Limit: One (1) elk per hunter during the license year, except where otherwise permitted by department rule. Any combination of seasons, tags, and permits set by the department will not exceed a maximum of two (2) elk per hunter during the license year.
Hunting Method: Elk hunters must select only one of the hunting methods: Modern firearm, archery, or muzzleloader.
Elk Tag Areas: Elk hunters must choose either Eastern or Western Washington to hunt in and buy the appropriate tag for that area.
Any Bull Elk Seasons: Open only to the taking of elk with visible antlers; bull calves are illegal.
Antler Point: To qualify as an antler point, the point must be at least one inch long, measured on the longest side.
Branch: A branch is defined as any projection off the main antler beam that is at least one inch long, measured on the longest side, and longer than it is wide.
Spike Bull Antler Restrictions: Bull elk taken in spike-only game management units (GMUs) must have at least one antler with no branches originating more than 4 inches above where the antler attaches to the skull.
Spike-only GMUs: 145-154, 162-186, 249, and 336-368.
True Spike - Bull Antler Restrictions: Neither antler of bull elk taken in GMUs 251, and 328-335 can have branching originating more than 4 inches above where the antlers attach to the skull. Under the true-spike restriction, taking an elk that has two points on one side or antler points within one inch of the definitions regarding length of point, or point of origination, is an infraction under RCW 77.15.160. All other types of violations of the true-spike restriction are subject to current penalties and assessments under RCW 77.15.410 and 77.15.420.
True-spike GMUs: 251, 328-335.
3-point Antler Restrictions: Legal bull elk must have at least 3 antler points on one side, with at least 2 antler points above the ear. Eye guards are antler points when they are at least one inch long. Antler restrictions apply to all hunters during any open season.
3-point GMUs: All of Western Washington, except for GMUs 448, 454, 564, 652 for archers, 666, 684, and Elk Area 4941.
Permit-only Units: The following GMUs are closed to elk hunting during general elk seasons: 157, 371, 418, 485, 522, 556, 621, 636, and 653.
GMUs Closed to Elk Hunting: 437 (except for Elk Area 4941) and 490.
Areas with Special Restrictions: There are modern firearm restrictions in GMU 334 and portions of GMU 660. GMU 554 is open only for early archery and muzzleloader seasons. Elk Area 6064 in GMU 638 (Quinault) is open to master hunters only.
Elk Tag Areas
Eastern Washington: All 100, 200, and 300 GMUs.
EA - Eastern Washington Archery Tag
EF - Eastern Washington Modern Firearm General Elk Tag
EM - Eastern Washington Muzzleloader Tag
Western Washington: All 400, 500, and 600 GMUs.
WA - Western Washington Archery Tag
WF - Western Washington Modern Firearm General Elk Tag
WM - Western Washington Muzzleloader Tag
Modern Firearm General Elk Seasons
License Required: A valid big game hunting license with an elk tag option.
Tag Required: A valid modern firearm elk tag as listed below for the area hunted.
Hunting Method: May use modern firearm, bow and arrow, crossbow, or muzzleloader, but only during modern firearm seasons.
Hunt Area
Elk Tag Area
Game Management Units (GMUs)
2015
Dates
2016
Dates
2017
Dates
Legal Elk
Eastern
Washington
EF
101, 105, 108, 111, 113, 117, 121, 204
Oct. 31 - Nov. 8
Oct. 29 - Nov. 6
Oct. 28 - Nov. 5
Any bull
 
 
145 through 154, 162 through 169, 172 (except Elk Area 1040), 175 through 186, 249, 336 through 368
Oct. 31 - Nov. 8
Oct. 29 - Nov. 6
Oct. 28 - Nov. 5
Spike bull
 
 
251, 328, 329, 334, 335
Oct. 31 - Nov. 8
Oct. 29 - Nov. 6
Oct. 28 - Nov. 5
True spike bull
 
 
Elk Area 3722*
Sept. 8-23
Sept. 7-22
Sept. 6-21
Antlerless only
 
 
124 through 142, 372, 382, 388
Oct. 31 - Nov. 8
Oct. 29 - Nov. 6
Oct. 28 - Nov. 5
Any elk
 
 
203, 209 through 248, 250, 254 through 290, 373, 379, 381
Oct. 31 - Nov. 15
Oct. 29 - Nov. 15
Oct. 28 - Nov. 15
Any elk
 
 
Master Hunters Only: 371, Elk Area 3912
Aug. 1 - Jan. 20, 2016
Aug. 1 - Jan. 20, 2017
Aug. 1 - Jan. 20, 2018
Antlerless only
 
 
Master Hunters Only: Elk Area 3911**
Nov. 14 - Dec. 15
Nov. 12 - Dec. 15
Nov. 11 - Dec. 15
Antlerless only
 
 
Master Hunters Only: Elk Area 3911** 2nd tag.
Aug. 1 - Oct. 30
Aug. 1 - Oct. 28
Aug. 1 - Oct. 27
Antlerless only
 
 
Master Hunters Only: 127, 130
Dec. 9-31
Dec. 9-31
Dec. 9-31
Antlerless only
 
 
*GMU 372 and Elk Area 3722 are mainly private property. Hunters are not advised to try hunting these areas without making prior arrangements for access.
 
 
**Master hunters who hunt in Elk Area 3911 during the August to October early master hunter season must purchase a master hunter, Elk Area 3911, second elk transport tag. Only master hunters with an eastside elk tag can purchase this tag. Elk Area 3911 second elk transport tags will be valid only for Elk Area 3911 from August 1 - October 30, 2015, August 1 - October 28, 2016, and August 1 - October 27, 2017. Only one antlerless elk may be taken from Elk Area 3911, unless drawn for an antlerless elk special permit. Master hunters who hunt in Elk Area 3911 during the November to December late master hunter season may use their unused general season elk tag, but are not eligible to use an Elk Area 3911, master hunter, second elk transport tag. Any legal weapon may be used during either master hunter Elk Area 3911 hunt. All master hunters participating in an Elk Area 3911 hunt must wear hunter orange.
Western
Washington
WF
460, 466, 503, 505 through 520, 524 (except Elk Area 5066), 530, 550, 560, 568, 572, 574, 578, 601 through 618, 624 (except for Elk Area 6071), 627, 633, 638 through 651, 652 (except for Elk Area 6014), 654 through 684. Except master hunters only in Elk Area 6064 portion of GMU 638.
Nov. 7-18
Nov. 5-16
Nov. 4-15
3 pt. min.
 
 
501, 504, Elk Area 6014
Nov. 7-18
Nov. 5-16
Nov. 4-15
3 pt. min. or antlerless
 
 
407, 448, 564, 666
Nov. 7-18
Nov. 5-16
Nov. 4-15
Any elk
 
 
454
Nov. 7-18
Nov. 5-16
Nov. 4-15
Any bull
Archery General Elk Seasons
License Required: A valid big game hunting license with an elk tag option.
Tag Required: A valid archery elk tag as listed below for the area hunted.
Hunting Method: Bow and arrow only, as defined under WAC ((232-12-054)) 220-414-070.
Special Notes: Archery tag holders can hunt only during archery seasons and must hunt with archery equipment (WAC ((232-12-054)) 220-414-070). Archery elk hunters may apply for special bull permits. Please see permit table for tag eligibility for all elk permits.
Hunt Area
Elk Tag Area
Game Management Units (GMUs)
2015
Dates
2016
Dates
2017
Dates
Legal Elk
Early Archery General Elk Seasons
Eastern
Washington
EA
101 through 142, 204, 243, 247, 249, 250, 373, 379, 381, 388
Sept. 12-24
Sept. 10-22
Sept. 9-21
Any elk
 
 
162, 166, 169, 172 (except Elk Area 1040), 186
Sept. 12-24
Sept. 10-22
Sept. 9-21
Spike bull
 
 
328, 329, 335
Sept. 12-24
Sept. 10-22
Sept. 9-21
True spike bull or antlerless
 
 
145, 149, 154, Elk Area 1010, Elk Area 1013, 163, 175, 178, 181, 334, 336, 340, 352, 356, 364
Sept. 12-24
Sept. 10-22
Sept. 9-21
Spike bull or antlerless
Western
Washington
WA
448, 454, 564, 652 (except Elk area 6013), 666, 684
Sept. 12-24
Sept. 10-22
Sept. 9-21
Any elk
 
 
407
Sept. 12-24
Sept. 10-22
Sept. 9-21
Any elk
 
 
501 through 505, 520, 550, 554, 560, 568, 572, 574, 578, 624 (except for Elk Area 6071), Elk Area 6061, 654, 660, 667 through 673, 681, 699
Sept. 12-24
Sept. 10-22
Sept. 9-21
3 pt. min. or antlerless
 
 
460, 466, 506, 510, 513, 516, 524 (except Elk Area 5066), 530, 601 through 618, 627, 633, 638 (except Master Hunters only in Elk Area 6064), 642 through 651, 658, 663
Sept. 12-24
Sept. 10-22
Sept. 9-21
3 pt. min.
Late Archery General Elk Seasons
Eastern
Washington
EA
101, 105, 108, 117, 121, 204
Nov. 25 - Dec. 8
Nov. 25 - Dec. 8
Nov. 25 - Dec. 8
Any bull
 
 
124, 127, 373, 388
Nov. 25 - Dec. 8
Nov. 25 - Dec. 8
Nov. 25 - Dec. 8
Any elk
 
 
178
Nov. 20 - Dec. 8
Nov. 20 - Dec. 8
Nov. 20 - Dec. 8
Antlerless only
 
 
Elk Area 1010, 163
Dec. 9 - Jan. 30, 2016
Dec. 9 - Jan. 30, 2017
Dec. 9 - Jan. 30, 2018
Antlerless only
 
 
203, 209 through 248, 250, 254 through 290, 379, 381. Must wear hunter orange.
Oct. 31 - Nov. 15
Oct. 29 - Nov. 15
Oct. 28 - Nov. 15
Any elk
 
 
Master Hunters Only: 371, Elk Area 3912. Must wear hunter orange.
Aug. 1 - Jan. 20, 2016
Aug. 1 - Jan. 20, 2017
Aug. 1 - Jan. 20, 2018
Antlerless only
 
 
Master Hunters Only: Elk Area 3911**. Must wear hunter orange.
Nov. 14 - Dec. 15
Nov. 12 - Dec. 15
Nov. 11 - Dec. 15
Antlerless only
 
 
Master Hunters Only: Elk Area 3911** 2nd tag. Must wear hunter orange.
Aug. 1 - Oct. 30
Aug. 1 - Oct. 28
Aug. 1 - Oct. 27
Antlerless only
 
 
Master Hunters Only: 127, 130
Dec. 9-31
Dec. 9-31
Dec. 9-31
Antlerless only
 
 
328, 334, 335
Nov. 25 - Dec. 8
Nov. 23 - Dec. 8
Nov. 22 - Dec. 8
True spike bull or antlerless
 
 
336, 342, 346, 352, 364, Elk Area 3681
Nov. 25 - Dec. 8
Nov. 23 - Dec. 8
Nov. 22 - Dec. 8
Spike bull or antlerless
Western
Washington
WA
Elk Area 4601, 503, 505, 652 (except Elk Area 6013), 667, 672, 681, and 699. Master hunters only in Elk Area 6064 portion of GMU 638.
Nov. 25 - Dec. 15
Nov. 23 - Dec. 15
Nov. 22 - Dec. 15
3 pt. min. or antlerless
 
 
407, 448, 454, 564, 666
Nov. 25 - Dec. 15
Nov. 23 - Dec. 15
Nov. 22 - Dec. 15
Any elk
 
 
603, 612, 615, 638 (except for Elk Area 6064), 648
Nov. 25 - Dec. 15
Nov. 23 - Dec. 15
Nov. 22 - Dec. 15
3 pt. min.
 
 
506, 520, 530
Nov. 25 - Dec. 15
Nov. 23 - Dec. 15
Nov. 22 - Dec. 15
Antlerless only
 
 
*GMU 372 and Elk Area 3722 are mainly private property. Hunters are not advised to try hunting these areas without making prior arrangements for access.
 
 
**Master hunters who hunt in Elk Area 3911 during the August to October early master hunter season must purchase a master hunter, Elk Area 3911, second elk transport tag. Only master hunters with an eastside elk tag can purchase this tag. Elk Area 3911 second elk transport tags will be valid only for Elk Area 3911 from August 1 - October 30, 2015, August 1 - October 28, 2016, and August 1 - October 27, 2017. Only one antlerless elk may be taken from Elk Area 3911, unless drawn for an antlerless elk special permit. Master hunters who hunt in Elk Area 3911 during the November to December late master hunter season may use their unused general season elk tag, but are not eligible to use an Elk Area 3911, master hunter, second elk transport tag. Any legal weapon may be used during either master hunter Elk Area 3911 hunt. All master hunters participating in an Elk Area 3911 hunt must wear hunter orange.
Muzzleloader General Elk Seasons
License Required: A valid big game hunting license with an elk tag option.
Tag Required: A valid muzzleloader elk tag as listed below for the area hunted.
Hunting Method: Muzzleloader, as defined under WAC ((232-12-051)) 220-414-060, or bow and arrow, as defined under WAC ((232-12-054)) 220-414-070.
Special Notes: Muzzleloader tag holders can only hunt during the muzzleloader seasons. Only hunters with tags identified in the Special Elk Permits tables may apply for special elk permits.
Hunt Area
Elk Tag Area
Game Management Units (GMUs)
2015
Dates
2016
Dates
2017
Dates
Legal Elk
Early Muzzleloader General Elk Seasons
Eastern
Washington
EM
101 through 121, 204, 247
Oct. 3-9
Oct. 1-7
Oct. 7-13
Any bull
 
 
124 through 142, 245, 250
Oct. 3-9
Oct. 1-7
Oct. 7-13
Any elk
 
 
145, 149, 154, 162, 163, 166, 172 (except Elk Area 1040), 175, 178, 181, 336 through 342, 352 through 368
Oct. 3-9
Oct. 1-7
Oct. 7-13
Spike bull
 
 
328, 329, 335, Elk Area 2051
Oct. 3-9
Oct. 1-7
Oct. 7-13
True spike bull
Western
Washington
WM
407
Oct. 3-9
Oct. 1-7
Oct. 7-13
Any elk
Elk Area 4601
Oct. 3-9
Oct. 1-7
Oct. 7-13
3 pt. min. or antlerless
 
 
448, 454, 564, 666, 684
Oct. 3-9
Oct. 1-7
Oct. 7-13
Any elk
 
 
460, 466, 505, 506, 510, 513, 516, 520, 524 (except Elk Area 5066), 530, 550, 554, 560, 568, 572, 574, 578, 602, 603, 607, 612, 615, 624 (except for Elk Area 6071), 627, 633, 638 (except for Elk Area 6064), 642, 648, 660, 663, 672, 673, 681
Oct. 3-9
Oct. 1-7
Oct. 7-13
3 pt. min.
 
 
501, 503, 504, 652 (except Elk Area 6013 closed to antlerless), 654, 667
Oct. 3-9
Oct. 1-7
Oct. 7-13
3 pt. min. or antlerless
Late Muzzleloader General Elk Seasons
Eastern
Washington
EM
130 through 142
Nov. 25 - Dec. 8
Nov. 25 - Dec. 8
Nov. 25 - Dec. 8
Any elk
 
 
203, 209 through 248, 250, 254 through 290, 373, 379, 381. Must wear hunter orange.
Oct. 31 - Nov. 15
Oct. 29 - Nov. 15
Oct. 28 - Nov. 15
Any elk
 
 
Master Hunters Only: 371, Elk Area 3912. Must wear hunter orange.
Aug. 1 - Jan. 20, 2016
Aug. 1 - Jan. 20, 2017
Aug. 1 - Jan. 20, 2018
Antlerless only
 
 
Master Hunters Only: Elk Area 3911**. Must wear hunter orange.
Nov. 14 - Dec. 15
Nov. 12 - Dec. 15
Nov. 11 - Dec. 15
Antlerless only
 
 
Master Hunters Only: Elk Area 3911**  2nd tag. Must wear hunter orange.
Aug. 1 - Oct. 30
Aug. 1 - Oct. 28
Aug. 1 - Oct. 27
Antlerless only
 
 
Master Hunters Only: 127, 130
Dec. 9-31
Dec. 9-31
Dec. 9-31
Antlerless only
Western
Washington
WM
407
Nov. 25 - Dec. 15
Nov. 23 - Dec. 15
Nov. 22 - Dec. 15
3 pt. min. or antlerless
501, 503, 504, 505, 652 (except Elk Area 6013 closed to antlerless).
Nov. 25 - Dec. 8
Nov. 23 - Dec. 8
Nov. 22 - Dec. 8
3 pt. min. or antlerless
 
 
448, 454, 564, 666, 684
Nov. 25 - Dec. 15
Nov. 23 - Dec. 15
Nov. 22 - Dec. 15
Any elk
 
 
568, 574, 578
Nov. 25-30
Nov. 23-30
Nov. 22-30
3 pt. min.
 
 
601, 618, 651, 658, 667
Nov. 25 - Dec. 15
Nov. 23 - Dec. 15
Nov. 22 - Dec. 15
3 pt. min.
 
 
**Master hunters who hunt in Elk Area 3911 during the August to October early master hunter season must purchase a master hunter, Elk Area 3911, second elk transport tag. Only master hunters with an eastside elk tag can purchase this tag. Elk Area 3911 second elk transport tags will be valid only for Elk Area 3911 from August 1 - October 30, 2015, August 1 - October 28, 2016, and August 1 - October 27, 2017. Only one antlerless elk may be taken from Elk Area 3911, unless drawn for an antlerless elk special permit. Master hunters who hunt in Elk Area 3911 during the November to December late master hunter season may use their unused general season elk tag, but are not eligible to use an Elk Area 3911, master hunter, second elk transport tag. Any legal weapon may be used during either master hunter Elk Area 3911 hunt. All master hunters participating in an Elk Area 3911 hunt must wear hunter orange.
AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 16-12-087, filed 5/31/16, effective 7/1/16)
WAC 232-28-359 ((2016)) 2017 Deer special permits.
It is unlawful to fail to comply with the bag, possession, and season limits described below. A violation of this section is punishable under RCW 77.15.410 Unlawful hunting of big gamePenalty.
Deer Special Permit Hunting Seasons (Open to Permit Holders Only)
Hunters must purchase a deer hunting license prior to purchasing a permit application. Hunters may only apply for permits consistent with the tag required for the hunt choice; however, Multiple Season Permit holders may apply for archery, muzzleloader, or modern firearm permit hunts. Hunters drawn for a special permit hunt must comply with weapon restrictions, dates, and other conditions listed for the hunt. Hunters drawn for a special permit designated "Any tag" under the "Weapon/Tag" restriction must use equipment consistent with the requirements of their transport tag and license.
Quality
Hunt Name
Weapon/Tag
Hunters
Hunt Dates
Special Restrictions
Boundary
Permits
Kelly Hill White-tailed Buck
Modern
Any
Oct. ((22)) 21 - Nov. 22
White-tailed, Any buck
GMU 105
5
Kelly Hill Mule Deer Buck
Modern
Any
Nov. ((5-22)) 4-22
Mule deer, 3 pt. min.
GMU 105
1
Douglas White-tailed Buck
Modern
Any
Oct. ((22)) 21 - Nov. 22
White-tailed, Any buck
GMU 108
5
Douglas Mule Deer Buck
Modern
Any
Nov. ((5-22)) 4-22
Mule deer, 3 pt. min.
GMU 108
1
Aladdin White-tailed Buck
Modern
Any
Oct. ((22)) 21 - Nov. 22
White-tailed, Any buck
GMU 111
5
Aladdin Mule Deer Buck
Modern
Any
Nov. ((5-22)) 4-22
Mule deer, 3 pt. min.
GMU 111
1
Selkirk Mule Deer Buck
Modern
Any
Nov. ((5-22)) 4-22
Mule deer, 3 pt. min.
GMU 113
1
49 Degrees North White-tailed Buck
Modern
Any
Oct. ((22)) 21 - Nov. 22
White-tailed, Any buck
GMU 117
5
49 Degrees North Mule Deer Buck
Modern
Any
Nov. ((5-22)) 4-22
Mule deer, 3 pt. min.
GMU 117
1
Huckleberry White-tailed Buck
Modern
Any
Oct. ((22)) 21 - Nov. 22
White-tailed, Any buck
GMU 121
5
Huckleberry Mule Deer Buck
Modern
Any
Nov. ((5-22)) 4-22
Mule deer, 3 pt. min.
GMU 121
1
Mt. Spokane
Modern
Any
Nov. 20-24
((White-tailed,)) Any buck
GMU 124
5
Mica Peak
Modern
Any
Nov. 20-24
((White-tailed,)) 3 pt. min.
GMU 127
5
Cheney
Modern
Any
Nov. 20-24
((White-tailed,)) 3 pt. min.
GMU 130
5
Roosevelt
Modern
Any
Nov. 20-24
((White-tailed,)) 3 pt. min.
GMU 133
5
Steptoe
Modern
Any
Nov. 20-24
((White-tailed,)) 3 pt. min.
GMU 139
5
Almota
Modern
Any
Nov. 20-24
((White-tailed,)) 3 pt. min.
GMU 142
5
Dayton
Modern
Any
Nov. 20-24
3 pt. min.
GMU 162
5
Tucannon
Modern
Any
Nov. 20-24
3 pt. min.
GMU 166
2
Wenaha West
Modern
Any
Nov. 7-14
Mule deer, 3 pt. min.
Dear Area 1008
2
Wenaha East
Modern
Any
Nov. 7-14
Mule deer, 3 pt. min.
Deer Area 1009
5
Lick Creek
Modern
Any
Nov. 20-24
3 pt. min.
GMU 175
1
Ten-Forty
Modern
Any
Nov. 7-14
3 pt. min.
Deer Area 1040
((1))
2
Grande Ronde
Modern
Any
Nov. 20-24
3 pt. min.
GMU 186
1
East Okanogan
Modern
Any
Nov. 1-20
Any buck
GMU 204
10
Sinlahekin
Modern
Any
Nov. 1-20
Any buck
GMU 215
10
Chewuch
Modern
Any
Nov. 1-20
Any buck
GMU 218
((15))
20
Pearrygin
Modern
Any
Nov. 1-20
Any buck
GMU 224
15
Gardner
Modern
Any
Nov. 1-20
Any buck
GMU 231
15
Pogue
Modern
Any
Nov. 1-20
Any buck
GMU 233
((10))
15
Alta
Modern
Any
Nov. 1-20
Any buck
GMU 242
10
Manson
Modern
Any
Nov. 1-20
Any buck
GMU 243
((10))
7
Chiwawa
Modern
Any
Nov. 1-20
Any buck
GMU 245
((27))
19
Slide Ridge
Modern
Any
Nov. 1-20
Any buck
GMU 246
((10))
7
Entiat
Modern
Any
Nov. 1-20
Any buck
GMU 247
((25))
18
Swakane
Modern
Any
Nov. 1-20
Any buck
GMU 250
((15))
11
Mission
Modern
Any
Nov. 1-20
Any buck
GMU 251
((10))
7
Desert
Modern
Any
Oct. ((22-30)) 21-29
Any buck
GMU 290
14
Desert
Modern
Any
Nov. ((12-20)) 11-19
Any buck
GMU 290
5
Naneum
Modern
Any
Nov. ((14-22)) 13-19
Any buck
GMU 328
14
Quilomene
Modern
Any
Nov. ((7-22)) 6-19
Any buck
GMU 329
((14))
13
Teanaway
Modern
Any
Nov. ((14-22)) 13-19
Any buck
GMU 335
((20))
21
L.T. Murray
Modern
Any
Nov. ((14-22)) 13-19
Any buck
GMUs 336, 340
5
Bethel
Modern
Any
Nov. ((7-22)) 6-19
Any buck
GMU 360
5
Cowiche
Modern
Any
Nov. ((7-22)) 6-19
Any buck
GMU 368
10
Alkali
Modern
Any
((Oct. 15-31))
Nov. 4-19
Any buck
GMU 371
4
Kahlotus
Modern
Any
Nov. 8-17
Any buck
GMU 381
10
Simcoe
Modern
Any
Oct. 14-24
3 pt. min.
Dear Area 5382
3
Grayback
Modern
Any
Nov. ((7-22)) 6-21
3 pt. min.
GMU 388
40
Nooksack
Modern
Any
Nov. ((14-19)) 11-16
Any buck
GMU 418
25
Skagit
Modern
Any
Nov. ((14-19)) 11-16
Any buck
GMU 426
10
Sauk
Modern
Any
Nov. ((14-19)) 11-16
Any buck
GMU 437
25
Stillaguamish
Modern
Any
Nov. ((14-19)) 11-16
Any buck
GMU 448
10
Snoqualmie
Modern
Any
Nov. ((12-17)) 11-16
Any buck
GMU 460
10
Green River
Any tag
Any
((Oct. 22-28))
Nov. 4-10
Any buck
GMU 485
5
Lincoln
Modern
Any
Nov. ((1-16)) 1-15
Any buck((.))
GMU 501
4
Mossyrock
Modern
Any
Nov. ((1-16)) 1-15
Any buck
GMU 505
4
Willapa Hills
Modern
Any
Nov. ((1-16)) 1-15
Any buck
GMU 506
4
Stormking
Modern
Any
Nov. ((1-16)) 1-15
Any buck
GMU 510
1
South Rainier
Modern
Any
Nov. ((1-16)) 1-15
Any buck
GMU 513
1
Packwood
Modern
Any
Nov. ((1-16)) 1-15
Any buck
GMU 516
1
Winston
Modern
Any
Nov. ((1-16)) 1-15
Any buck
GMU 520
4
Ryderwood
Modern
Any
Nov. ((1-16)) 1-15
Any buck
GMU 530
4
Coweeman
Modern
Any
Nov. ((1-16)) 1-15
Any buck
GMU 550
4
Toutle
Modern
Any
Nov. ((1-16)) 1-15
Any buck
GMU 556
1
Lewis River
Modern
Any
Nov. ((1-16)) 1-15
Any buck
GMU 560
1
Washougal
Modern
Any
Nov. ((1-16)) 1-15
Any buck
GMU 568
2
Siouxon
Modern
Any
Nov. ((1-16)) 1-15
Any buck
GMU 572
1
Wind River
Modern
Any
Nov. ((17-22)) 16-21
Any buck
GMU 574
40
West Klickitat
Modern
Any
Nov. ((17-23)) 16-22
3 pt. min.
GMU 578
((40))
25
Mason
Modern
Any
Nov. ((1-16)) 1-15
Any buck
GMU 633
10
Wynoochee
Modern
Any
Nov. ((1-16)) 1-15
Any buck
GMU 648
10
Satsop
Modern
Any
Nov. ((1-16)) 1-15
Any buck
GMU 651
10
White River
Modern
Any
Nov. ((1-16)) 1-15
Any buck
GMU 653
10
Mashel
Modern
Any
Nov. ((1-16)) 1-15
Any buck
GMU 654
10
Capitol Peak
Modern
Any
Nov. ((1-16)) 1-15
Any buck
GMU 663
10
Skookumchuck
Modern
Any
Nov. ((1-16)) 1-15
Any buck
GMU 667
10
Chiliwist
Archery
Any
Nov. 21-30
Any buck
GMU 239
15
Chiwawa
Archery
Any
Dec. 1-8
Any buck
GMU 245
((10))
7
Slide Ridge
Archery
Any
Dec. 1-8
Any buck
GMU 246
((3))
2
Entiat
Archery
Any
Nov. 21-30
Any buck
GMU 247
((50))
35
Desert
Archery
Any
Sept. 1 - Oct. 7
Any buck
GMU 290
((15))
12
Desert
Archery
Any
Nov. 25 - Dec. ((12)) 10
Any buck
GMU 290
((14))
12
Naneum
Archery
Any
Nov. ((23)) 20 - Dec. 8
Any buck
GMU 328
((7))
8
Quilomene
Archery
Any
Nov. ((23)) 20 - Dec. 8
Any buck
GMU 329
6
Teanaway
Archery
Any
Nov. ((23)) 20 - Dec. 8
Any buck
GMU 335
((8))
10
Simcoe
Archery
Any
Sept. 1-29
3 pt. min.
Dear Area 5382
3
West Klickitat
Archery
Any
Nov. ((24-30)) 23-29
3 pt. min.
GMU 578
((75))
40
Kitsap
Archery
Any
Nov. ((1-16)) 1-15
Any buck
GMU 627
10
Skokomish
Archery
Any
Nov. ((1-16)) 1-15
Any buck
GMU 636
10
Blue Mtns. Foothills
Muzzleloader
Any
Nov. 20 - Dec. 8
White-tailed, 3 pt. min.
GMUs 149, 154, 162, 166
70
Alta
Muzzleloader
Any
Nov. ((25-30)) 21-30
Any buck
GMU 242
15
Chiwawa
Muzzleloader
Any
Nov. 25-30
Any buck
GMU 245
((3))
2
Slide Ridge
Muzzleloader
Any
Nov. 25-30
Any buck
GMU 246
1
Mission
Muzzleloader
Any
Nov. 25-30
Any buck
GMU 251
((15))
11
Desert
Muzzleloader
Any
Oct. ((8-16)) 7-15
Any buck
GMU 290
2
Teanaway
Muzzleloader
Any
Nov. ((7-13)) 6-12
Any buck
GMU 335
((2))
3
L.T. Murray
Muzzleloader
Any
Nov. ((7-13)) 6-12
Any buck
GMUs 336, 340
1
Bald Mountain
Muzzleloader
Any
Nov. ((7-22)) 6-19
Any buck
GMUs 342, 346
2
Naneum
Muzzleloader
Any
Nov. ((7-13)) 6-12
Any buck
GMU 328
1
Quilomene
Muzzleloader
Any
((Oct. 1-10))
Sept. 30 - Oct. 8
Any buck
GMU 329
((2))
1
Simcoe
Muzzleloader
Any
Nov. 20-30
3 pt. min.
Dear Area 5382
3
West Klickitat
Muzzleloader
Any
((Dec. 1-7))
Nov. 30 - Dec. 6
3 pt. min.
GMU 578
((75))
40
Olympic
Muzzleloader
Any
Nov. ((1-16)) 1-15
Any buck
GMU 621
10
Bucks
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hunt Name
Weapon/Tag
Hunters
Hunt Dates
Special Restrictions
Boundary
Permits
Palouse
Modern
Any
Nov. ((5-19)) 11-19
White-tailed, 3 pt. min.
GMUs 127-142
750
Blue Mtns. Foothills West
Modern
Any
Nov. 9-19
White-tailed, 3 pt. min.
GMUs 149, 154, 162-166
110
Blue Mtns. Foothills East
Modern
Any
Nov. 9-19
White-tailed, 3 pt. min.
GMUs 145, 172 (except Deer Area 1040)-181
50
Mayview
Any tag
Any
Nov. 16-19
3 pt. min.
GMU 145
25
Ten Forty
Modern
Any
Oct. ((15-23)) 14-22
3 pt. min.
Deer Area 1040
2
East Okanogan
Modern
Any
Nov. 1-20
Any white-tailed ((buck)) deer
GMU 204
40
Sinlahekin
Modern
Any
Nov. 1-20
Any white-tailed ((buck)) deer
GMU 215
((40))
50
Chewuch
Modern
Any
Nov. 1-20
Any white-tailed ((buck)) deer
GMU 218
15
Pearrygin
Modern
Any
Nov. 1-20
Any white-tailed ((buck)) deer
GMU 224
15
Gardner
Modern
Any
Nov. 1-20
Any white-tailed ((buck)) deer
GMU 231
15
Pogue
Modern
Any
Nov. 1-20
Any white-tailed ((buck)) deer
GMU 233
15
Chiliwist
Modern
Any
Nov. 1-20
Any white-tailed ((buck)) deer
GMU 239
15
Alta
Modern
Any
Nov. 1-20
Any white-tailed ((buck)) deer
GMU 242
15
Ritzville
Modern
Any
Nov. 1-20
Any buck
GMU 284
9
Hoko
Modern
Any
Nov. ((1-16)) 1-15
Any buck
GMU 601
5
Sol Duc
Modern
Any
Nov. ((1-16)) 1-15
Any buck
GMU 607
5
Goodman
Modern
Any
Nov. ((1-16)) 1-15
Any buck
GMU 612
5
Clearwater
Modern
Any
Nov. ((1-16)) 1-15
Any buck
GMU 615
5
Quinault Ridge
Modern
Any
Nov. ((1-16)) 1-15
Any buck
GMU 638
5
North River
Modern
Any
Nov. ((1-16)) 1-15
Any buck
GMU 658
10
Williams Creek
Modern
Any
Nov. ((1-16)) 1-15
Any buck
GMU 673
10
Bear River-Long Beach
Modern
Any
Nov. ((1-16)) 1-15
Any buck
GMUs 681, 684
5
Parker Lake
Archery
Any
Sept. 1-30 and Nov. ((25 - Dec. 15)) 20 - Dec. 2
((White-tailed, 4 pt. min. or antlerless))
Any white-tailed deer
Deer Area 1031
5
Ten Forty
Archery
Any
Sept. 1-14
3 pt. min.
Deer Area 1040
2
Big Bend
Archery
Any
Dec. 1-8
Any buck
GMU 248
10
Ritzville
Archery
Any
Dec. 1-8
Any buck
GMU 284
((10))
21
Alkali
Archery
Any
Sept. ((1-23)) 1-24
Any buck
GMU 371
((3))
2
Whitcomb
Archery
Any
Oct. 1-10
Any buck
Deer Area 3071
10
Paterson
Archery
Any
Oct. 1-10
Any buck
Deer Area 3072
10
Whitcomb
Muzzleloader
Any
Nov. 19-27
Any buck
Deer Area 3071
5
Paterson
Muzzleloader
Any
Nov. 19-27
Any buck
Deer Area 3072
5
Parker Lake
Muzzleloader
Any
Oct. ((3-11)) 1-31 and Dec. 3-15
((White-tailed, 4 pt. min. or antlerless))
Any white-tailed deer
Deer Area 1031
5
Roosevelt
Muzzleloader
Any
((Oct. 1-14))
Sept. 30 - Oct. 13
ONLY 2 pt. x 2 pt. mule deer bucks
GMU 133
25
Harrington
Muzzleloader
Any
((Oct. 1-14))
Sept. 30 - Oct. 13
ONLY 2 pt. x 2 pt. mule deer bucks
GMU 136
25
Steptoe
Muzzleloader
Any
((Oct. 1-14))
Sept. 30 - Oct. 13
ONLY 2 pt. x 2 pt. mule deer bucks
GMU 139
25
Almota
Muzzleloader
Any
((Oct. 1-14))
Sept. 30 - Oct. 13
ONLY 2 pt. x 2 pt. mule deer bucks
GMU 142
25
Dayton
Muzzleloader
Any
((Oct. 1-9))
Sept. 30 - Oct. 8
3 pt. min.
GMU 162
25
Tucannon
Muzzleloader
Any
((Oct. 1-9))
Sept. 30 - Oct. 8
3 pt. min.
GMU 166
10
Wenaha
Muzzleloader
Any
((Oct. 1-9))
Sept. 30 - Oct. 8
3 pt. min.
GMU 169
15
Mountain View
Muzzleloader
Any
((Oct. 1-9))
Sept. 30 - Oct. 8
3 pt. min.
GMU 172 (except Deer Area 1040)
15
Ten Forty
Muzzleloader
Any
((Sept. 24 - Oct. 2))
Sept. 30 - Oct. 8
3 pt. min.
Deer Area 1040
2
Ritzville
Muzzleloader
Any
Nov. 25-30
Any buck
GMU 284
1
Alkali
Muzzleloader
Any
((Sept. 24 - Oct. 9))
Sept. 25 - Oct. 15
Any buck
GMU 371
1
Kahlotus
Muzzleloader
Any
((Oct. 1-9))
Sept. 30 - Oct. 8
Any buck
GMU 381
20
Dickey
Muzzleloader
Any
Nov. ((1-16)) 1-15
Any buck
GMU 602