WSR 18-03-177
PROPOSED RULES
DEPARTMENT OF
FISH AND WILDLIFE
[Filed January 24, 2018, 8:20 a.m.]
Original Notice.
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 17-24-106 on December 6, 2017.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 220-400-050 Requirements for sealing of pelts and collection of biological information for river otter, cougar, lynx, and bobcat, 220-410-040 Game management units (GMUs) boundary descriptionsRegion four, 220-410-050 Game management units (GMUs) boundary descriptionsRegion five, 220-412-070 Big game and wild turkey auction, raffle, and special incentive permits, 220-412-080 Special hunting season permits, 220-412-100 Landowner hunting permits, 220-413-030 Importation and retention of dead nonresident wildlife, 220-413-070 Hunting with aid of aircraft, boats or other vehicles, 220-413-100 Mandatory report of hunting activity, 220-413-180 Special closures and firearm restriction areas, 220-414-060 Muzzleloading firearms, 220-414-080 HuntingHunter orange clothing requirements, 220-415-010 Deer area descriptions, 220-415-020 2015-2017 Deer general seasons and definitions, 220-415-030 2017 Deer special permits, 220-415-040 Elk area descriptions, 220-415-050 2015-2017 Elk general seasons and definitions, 220-415-060 2017 Elk special permits, 220-415-070 2017 Moose seasons, permit quotas, and areas, 220-415-080 2018 Spring black bear seasons and regulations, 220-415-090 2015-2017 Fall black bear hunting seasons and regulations, 220-415-100 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 Cougar hunting seasons and regulations, 220-415-120 2017 Bighorn sheep seasons and permit quotas, 220-415-130 2015-2017 Mountain goat seasons and permit quotas, 220-416-010 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18 Small game and other wildlife seasons and regulations, 220-416-060 2017-2018 Migratory waterfowl seasons and regulations, and 220-440-030 Public safety cougar removals.
Hearing Location(s): On March 15-17, 2018, at 8:00 a.m., at the Red Lion Hotel, 1225 North Wenatchee Avenue, Wenatchee, WA 98801.
Date of Intended Adoption: April 12-14, 2018.
Submit Written Comments to: Wildlife Program Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 43141, Olympia, WA 98504-3200, email wildthing@dfw.wa.gov, fax 360-902-2162, https://wdfw.wa.gov/hunting/regulations/seasonsetting/2018-2020/, by February 14, 2018.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Tami Lininger, phone 360-902-2267, TTY 800-833-6388, email tami.lininger@dfw.wa.gov, by March 7, 2018.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: WAC 220-400-050, the purpose of the proposal is to simplify the sealing requirements for bobcat and cougar pelts by aligning the date for sealing bobcat with the last date of trapper reporting and by requiring cougar pelt sealing to occur within seventy-two hours of harvest. The proposed changes align the dates for pelt sealing each species, regardless of method or reporting of harvest.
WAC 220-410-040, the purpose of the proposal is to clarify boundary language as it pertains to GMU 485 Green River. The existing language can be somewhat complicated. The proposed changes take advantage of the well-marked boundaries of the watershed which are identical to the GMU boundary.
WAC 220-410-050, the purpose of the proposal is to clarify boundary language as it pertains to GMUs 522 Loo Wit and 560 Lewis River. The proposed changes clarify directional movements on established roads that make up the boundaries.
WAC 220-412-070, this proposal replaces GMU 172 with GMU 169 for the Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep raffle permit holder.
WAC 220-412-080, this proposal revises wording in the "once in a lifetime" part of special hunting permits for moose, to reflect the proposed change in hunt categories from "any moose" to "antlered bull moose." Any "point" accumulated under the "any moose" category will be transferred to the "antlered bull moose" category.
Additionally, applicants for special hunting season permits will be required to either complete hunter education prior to submitting a permit application, or be exempt from the hunter education requirement.
WAC 220-412-100, this proposal modifies hunt dates on properties enrolled in the Washington department of fish and wildlife's (WDFW) landowner hunting permit (LHP) program for the 2018 hunting seasons. These sites offer special hunting opportunities to the public through permits issued by WDFW, raffles, or selection by the landowner.
WAC 220-413-030, the proposal will ban the importation and retention of specific parts of dead nonresident wildlife that could contain chronic wasting disease (CWD) from Montana. Specific circumstances are fully set forth in WAC 220-413-030 to include the state of Montana.
WAC 220-413-070, the purpose of this proposal is to add unmanned aircraft to the rule that restricts the use of aircraft, boats, or other types of vehicles to hunt, spot, or harass wildlife.
WAC 220-413-100, the proposal will change the reporting deadline for brant, sea duck, and snow goose to March 20 following the season for which the harvest card was issued, and adds a harvest report card requirement for the SW Canada Goose special species authorization.
WAC 220-413-180, the purpose of the proposal is to modify restrictions in the special closures and firearm restriction rule by:
Adding mountain goat as an exception to the hunting restriction in GMU 522.
Clarifying and adding exceptions to the firearm restriction that exists in a portion of GMU 652.
Removing a firearm restriction area in Kitsap County that is no longer needed.
WAC 220-414-060, the purpose of the proposal is to eliminate the restriction that disallows the use of primers, designed for modern cartridges in the firearms ignition system, during muzzleloader hunting seasons. Such a rule change will allow more technologically advanced muzzleloaders to be used during muzzleloader seasons.
WAC 220-414-080, this proposal adds turkey to the hunter orange rule and requires turkey hunters that are hunting during a modern deer or elk firearm season to wear florescent orange.
WAC 220-415-010, the purpose of the proposal is to eliminate the three deer areas surrounding Spokane and the Colfax Deer Area that are either ineffective or no longer needed and add the North Issaquah Deer Area in King and Snohomish counties to help mitigate deer conflict issues. Deer areas allow the department to focus deer hunting pressure on a smaller scale than the GMU. Deer areas help expand hunting opportunity that would normally not be available. Deer areas also help accommodate wildlife conflict mitigation using hunting as a tool.
WAC 220-415-020, the purpose of this proposal is to retain general season deer hunting opportunity for 2018-2020. 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.
WAC 220-415-030, the purpose of this proposal is to retain special permit deer hunting opportunity for 2018. 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.
WAC 220-415-040, the purpose of the proposal is to add new elk areas or adjust the boundaries of existing elk areas. Elk areas allow the department to focus elk hunting pressure on a smaller scale than the GMU. Elk areas help expand hunting opportunity that would normally not be available. Elk areas also help accommodate wildlife conflict mitigation using hunting as a tool.
WAC 220-415-050, the purpose of this proposal is to retain general season elk hunting opportunity for 2018-2020. In addition, the purpose of the proposal is to balance the hunting opportunity between user groups. The proposal also increases the opportunity when elk populations allow, and reduces the opportunity when declining elk numbers warrant a change.
WAC 220-415-060, the purpose of this proposal is to retain elk special permit hunting opportunity for 2018. The purpose is also 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.
WAC 220-415-070, the purpose of this proposal is to remove hunt category "any moose," replacing it with "any antlered bull moose;" require successful moose hunters to submit an incisor tooth by mail to WDFW for ageing; add "or archery" to the list of permitted weaponry for moose hunting in the Parker Lake special hunt area; and changes in permit levels.
WAC 220-415-080, the purpose of the proposed amendments is to align the rules with the appropriate season dates; require a bear identification test for hunters that will hunt within grizzly bear recovery areas as identified by the department; expand the biological samples that may be collected by the department; and include results for failure to report or comply with the conditions of the rule.
WAC 220-415-090, the purpose of the proposed amendments is to align the rules with the appropriate season dates; remove GMUs that do not have resident bear populations; require a bear identification test for hunters that will hunt within grizzly bear recovery areas as identified by the department; expand the biological samples that may be collected by the department; and include results for failure to report or comply with the conditions of the rule.
WAC 220-415-100, the purpose of the proposed amendments is to align the rules with the appropriate season dates; align the cougar season with the license year and thereby minimize potential confusion by hunters; and align the late cougar season start date with the closing date of the general deer and elk seasons for modern firearm and muzzleloader with the exception of a few master hunter antlerless elk seasons that continue into January.
WAC 220-415-120, the purpose of the proposal is to initiate modest ewe (bighorn sheep female) harvests in two separate areas of the Lincoln Cliffs bighorn sheep populations. Additionally, increase harvest of both rams and ewes in the Chelan Butte population.
WAC 220-415-130, the purpose of the proposal is to require holders of mountain goat hunting permits to pass an online test of their ability to distinguish mountain goats by gender (i.e., billy vs. nanny) before they would be allowed to purchase their mountain goat hunting license; establish new mountain goat hunting seasons in Mt. Margaret back-country, and Mt. St. Helens South (one permit in each area); and split the existing Goat Rocks mountain goat hunt area into two contiguous areas.
WAC 220-416-010, the purpose of the proposal is to make date adjustments related to calendar changes; extend the fall turkey season in GMUs 101-154 and 162-186; remove the draw permits from Klickitat County and opens GMUs within that county to general season hunting; and prohibit night hunting in GMUs that fall within the lynx management zones as identified by the department.
WAC 220-416-060, the purpose of the proposal is to specify legal season dates and bag limits for the 2018-2019 season.
WAC 220-440-030, this proposal changes the current public safety cougar removal from a hunting opportunity authorizing the use of hounds, when certain conditions are met, to a permit program to provide training opportunities for owners of "working dogs" who are often summoned by WDFW law enforcement to assist in resolving wildlife conflict issues. If approved, this new program will allow working dogs and their owners the nonlethal pursuit of cougars under the conditions of a training permit.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: WAC 220-400-050, the proposed amendments will make the sealing requirements consistent for each species and thereby easily understood by user groups. The proposed changes will also make managing cougar hunt unit closures more efficient and timely.
WAC 220-410-040, the proposed amendments will make the boundaries more discernable for hunters. The proposed changes will also make enforcement of hunting season rules and trespass rules more straightforward.
WAC 220-410-050, the proposed amendments will make the boundaries more discernable for hunters. The proposed changes will also make enforcement of hunting season rules more straightforward.
WAC 220-412-070, the proposed amendments will redirect hunters from a small herd that has few mature rams to a herd that can more easily support removal of a large-sized ram.
WAC 220-412-080, the proposed amendments will maintain consistency with proposed changes in WAC 220-415-070 and requirements elsewhere in WAC that applicants for special permits possess the necessary qualifications to hunt under that permit should they be drawn.
WAC 220-412-100, 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 that was authorized is 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 220-413-030, because Montana has identified chronic wasting disease in wild free ranging deer, the department seeks to mitigate the risk to public health and safety by adding the state of Montana to WAC 220-413-030.
WAC 220-413-070, small unmanned aircraft have become a part of modern culture. Unmanned aircraft use is pervasive. In the same spirit of hunting ethics that inspired the fish and wildlife commission to promulgate a rule that restricts the use of vehicles, aircraft, or boats to hunt or harass wildlife, the department feels that unmanned aircraft should be specifically called out and added to this rule.
WAC 220-413-100, two proposed amendments of WAC 220-416-060 require changing the February 15 deadline date. The proposal to move twelve days of the snow goose hunting season in Goose Management Area 1 (Skagit and Snohomish counties) would have the goose season ending at the end of February (February 27, 2019). Additionally, the requirement of a mandatory harvest report for goose hunting in Goose Management Area 2-Coast and Inland (Clark, Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Pacific, and Wahkiakum counties) has to accommodate goose hunting seasons that can extend to March 10 in some years. To minimize confusion, all waterfowl-related reporting deadlines would be changed to March 20.
WAC 220-413-180, reasons for supporting the rule include expanding mountain goat hunting opportunity; accommodating both firearm restriction needs and wildlife conflict mitigation; and adding flexibility to hunting seasons when restrictions are no longer necessary.
WAC 220-414-060, the fish and wildlife commission requested that the department reach out to the hunting public and get their opinion on the use of modern cartridge primers on muzzleloading firearms during muzzleloader season. Deer and elk hunters were polled, and the majority of the respondents were in favor of allowing the more modern primers.
WAC 220-414-080, this proposal is meant to increase safety. Turkey seasons in the past did not overlap with modern deer or elk firearm seasons. New proposals to control growing turkey populations make it necessary to overlap those seasons. This recommended rule adjustment provides consistency. All other species hunters are already required to wear hunter orange during modern deer or elk firearm season. This proposal adds turkey hunters to that list.
WAC 220-415-010, the proposed amendments will allow the department to use hunting as a management tool and expands deer hunting opportunity.
WAC 220-415-020, this proposal provides for recreational deer hunting opportunity and protects deer from overharvest. The proposal would maintain sustainable general deer hunting season opportunities for 2018-2020. In addition, the proposal allows for the use of hunting as a management tool, helps address deer agricultural damage problems, and provides for deer population control when needed.
WAC 220-415-030, this proposal provides for recreational deer hunting opportunity and protects deer from overharvest. The proposal would also maintain sustainable deer special permit hunting season opportunities for 2018. The proposal helps address deer agricultural damage problems and provides for deer population control when needed.
WAC 220-415-040, the proposed amendments allow the department to use hunting as a management tool and expands elk hunting opportunity.
WAC 220-415-050, the proposal provides for recreational elk hunting opportunity and protects elk from overharvest. The proposal would maintain sustainable general elk hunting season opportunities for 2018-2020. The proposal helps address elk agricultural damage problems and provides for elk population control when needed.
WAC 220-415-060, this proposal provides for recreational elk hunting opportunity and protects elk from overharvest. The proposal would maintain sustainable elk special permit hunting opportunity for 2018. The proposal helps address elk agricultural damage problems and provides for elk population control when needed.
WAC 220-415-070, we expect the moose population in northeastern Washington to stabilize or decline over the next few years. Being able to predict whether males (bulls) or females (cows) will be taken in any given hunt is important to managers. Almost all holders of "any moose" permits attempt to take bulls. Accumulated points held in the "any moose" category would be transferred to the new "any antlered bull moose" category; the definition of "antlered bull moose" would require the presence of "visible antlers." Public support for this proposal was high.
Models currently under development by WDFW to understand moose population trajectory require knowing the age of harvested moose. WDFW currently requests successful hunters to extract a tooth and send it to WDFW in a supplied envelope. However, compliance with the currently voluntary request is variable, and response is likely biased. Incorporating this request in rule should increase compliance, increasing the accuracy and precision of our monitoring models.
In response to a hunter's question from 2017, we realized that, unlike other "muzzleloader hunts" offered for other species, we had not indicated that "archery," considered a lesser-capable weapon, could also be used in the muzzleloader season. WDFW received approval from the United States Air Force on this change.
Recent work has strongly suggested that moose have begun declining in abundance in most areas. We also received considerable support from the public for reducing "Youth only" hunts. Most of these specific changes reduce "antlerless moose" permits, particularly in WDFW District 2, where harvest rates have been relatively high. In response to suggestions from enforcement, we would eliminate the master hunter moose permits, which have only been used a handful of times in the past decade, due to the difficulty of finding an appropriate situation. This would reduce expectation among master hunters for an opportunity, which, in reality, has rarely been realized.
WAC 220-415-080, the proposed amendments will announce the appropriate season dates, assist in lessening the likelihood of incidental take of grizzly bear, bring awareness to hunters, create stewardship of resources managed by other government agencies, and provide the department with the ability to collect biological samples which further assist managing bear populations.
WAC 220-415-090, the proposed amendments will announce the appropriate season dates, assist hunters by providing opportunities where they exist, assist in lessening the likelihood of incidental take of grizzly bear, bring awareness to hunters, create stewardship of resources managed by other government agencies, and provide the department with the ability to collect biological samples which further assist managing bear populations.
WAC 220-415-100, the proposed amendments will announce the appropriate season dates; assist in minimizing disturbance to ungulates that are already stressed from winter and birthing; minimize confusion and burden on hunters to buy two licenses; allow hunters who are deer and elk hunting to take a cougar through December 15 without having to call the toll-free line to determine if the area is open or not; provide the department an earlier time frame to manage the harvest guidelines; and attempt to minimize potential of exceeding the harvest guidelines.
WAC 220-415-120, where bighorn sheep graze frequently on private, agricultural lands, public tolerance for them can be compromised. Because we have no current place to translocate these sheep, a ewe-only hunt is recommended.
The Chelan Butte bighorn sheep population has also grown, providing opportunity for hunters interested in taking rams (we propose a split season, early and late). Because this herd is situated close to small farms and rural residences, the risk of contact between bighorns and domestic sheep and goats is high. One action the department can take to manage this risk is to halt the slow down or halt the growth of the herd through increased provision of ewe permits.
WAC 220-415-130, mountain goat populations are sensitive to harvest of females, but identification of gender in the field is difficult. The department currently provides training videos and pamphlets to successful applicants for mountain goat hunting permits, but has no way of ensuring that these materials are used. The department proposes adding an online gender identification test that permit holders would be required to pass before being allowed to purchase a mountain goat hunting license. A passing score would be eighty percent, and permit holders could retake the test as often as needed until they achieved a passing score.
We now have reliable surveys indicating that goats inhabiting the Mt. St. Helens and Mt. Margaret areas are sufficiently abundant to sustain a conservative hunt. Thus, new hunts are proposed in this area.
The conflict reduction hunt in the East Olympic Mountains remains in the proposed WAC revision as of December 20, 2017, but we hope to remove it prior to the March commission meeting if we have more certainty that the multiagency translocation project will commence in 2018. If agencies are moving goats from the Olympic Mountains, it would be inappropriate to provide hunters with the expectation that there would be goats for hunters to pursue in those same places.
The department's data suggests that mountain goat hunting in the Goat Rocks area has been sustainable, but almost all mountain goats taken have come from the more accessible portions of the area. Splitting the existing hunt area in two (and allocating permits approximately proportionally) would distribute harvest pressure more evenly among goats in the greater population.
WAC 220-416-010, annual shifts in the calendar require adjustment.
Turkey populations in those GMUs are high, causing crop and property damage. The proposed change will lengthen the fall season to facilitate additional turkey harvest and help mitigate those problems.
The turkey population in Klickitat County is doing well enough to support a general season hunting opportunity. In the past hunting in those GMUs were by draw permit only. The recommended change will do away with the draw permits and opens those GMUs to general season hunters.
A bobcat hunter mistakenly harvested a collared lynx at night last year. It is very difficult to differentiate the two species with artificial light or night vision equipment. The recommended rule change will help conserve the few lynx that exist in the lynx management zones by making it illegal to night hunt in the GMUs that fall within those zones.
WAC 220-416-060, waterfowl seasons and regulations are developed based on cooperative management programs among states of the Pacific Flyway Council and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, considering population status and other biological parameters. The rule establishes waterfowl seasons and regulations to provide recreational opportunity, control waterfowl damage, and conserve the waterfowl resources in Washington.
WAC 220-440-030, WDFW is often called upon to address wildlife conflict issues involving cougar and other species of wildlife. The issues include both public safety and the protection of property. This commonly requires assistance from local citizens who own working dogs (commonly known as hounds), that are especially capable of, and trained for, the detection, tracking, and treeing [of] cougar. Due to broad hunting restrictions, working dogs are limited in access to training opportunities. Working dogs must be kept in peak physical condition in order to be effective. Young dogs require training in order to be of use. The current public safety cougar removal program was implemented as a pilot and has not been effective in addressing its original intent. Both the law enforcement and the wildlife programs support this concept. Representatives from the Humane Society of the United States and Conservation Northwest have been involved in creating this proposal and are in support.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Name of Proponent: WDFW, governmental.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting and Implementation: Eric Gardner, 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501, 360-902-2515; and Enforcement: Chief Steve Bear, 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501, 360-902-2373.
A school district fiscal impact statement is not required under RCW 28A.305.135.
A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. The rule proposal does not require a cost-benefit analysis and does not affect hydraulics.
This rule proposal, or portions of the proposal, is exempt from requirements of the Regulatory Fairness Act because the proposal:
Is exempt under RCW 19.85.025(3) as the rules only correct typographical errors, make address or name changes, or clarify language of a rule without changing its effect; and rules adopt, amend, or repeal a procedure, practice, or requirement relating to agency hearings; or a filing or related process requirement for applying to an agency for a license or permit.
Is exempt under RCW 19.85.025(4).
Explanation of exemptions: Proposed rule does not affect small businesses.
January 24, 2018
Scott Bird
Rules Coordinator
AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 17-05-112, filed 2/15/17, effective 3/18/17)
WAC 220-400-050 Requirements for sealing of pelts and collection of biological information for river otter, cougar, lynx, and bobcat.
(1) It is unlawful to possess river otter, cougar, lynx, or bobcat taken in Washington without a department identification seal which has been attached to the raw pelt, on or off the carcass, prior to the pelt sealing deadline.
(2) The raw pelt of a bobcat or river otter must be presented to an authorized department employee, or authorized individual under permit with the department, for sealing ((within 20 days)) and the associated harvest report must be submitted to the department by April 20th after the close of the appropriate hunting or trapping season in which it was killed.
(3) Any person who takes a cougar without the use of dogs must notify the department and have the raw pelt sealed within 72 hours of kill (excluding legal state holidays) ((and provide)). The following information must be provided: The hunter's name, date and location of kill, and sex of animal. Any person who takes a cougar with the use of dogs must notify the department within 24 hours of kill (excluding legal state holidays) and provide the hunter's name, date and location of kill, and sex of animal. The raw pelt of a cougar taken with the use of dogs, under an authorized permit per WAC 220-440-030, must be presented to an authorized department employee for sealing within ((five days)) 72 hours of the notification of kill.
Any person who takes a cougar must present the cougar skull, in such a manner that teeth and biological samples can be extracted, to an authorized department employee at the time of sealing.
(4) It is unlawful to transport or cause the transport out of Washington a raw pelt of river otter, cougar, lynx, or bobcat taken in Washington without a department seal attached to the pelt.
(5) The raw pelt of a river otter, cougar, lynx, or bobcat taken outside Washington and imported into the state must be identified by a tag, seal or permit consistent with federal, state or country of origin laws and be accompanied by an invoice, declaration or permit specifying the number of pelts in the shipment.
(6) It is unlawful to possess an unlocked, broken, or otherwise open department seal for river otter, cougar, lynx, or bobcat unless the seal wire or band has been cut through and removed from a pelt that has been received and invoiced by a licensed taxidermist or fur dealer for processing or removed from a pelt that has been processed, except that individuals authorized by the department to seal pelts may possess open, unbroken seals.
AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 17-05-112, filed 2/15/17, effective 3/18/17)
WAC 220-410-040 Game management units (GMUs) boundary descriptionsRegion four.
GMU 407-NORTH SOUND (Whatcom, Skagit, Snohomish and King counties); (does not include Guemes Island):
Beginning at the NW corner of Whatcom County line and the US-Canadian border; E on the US-Canadian border to a point due north of Silver Lake Rd; S to Silver Lake Rd; S on Silver Lake Rd to State Route (SR) 542 (Mount Baker Hwy); SW on SR 542 (Mount Baker Hwy) to Mosquito Lake Rd; S on Mosquito Lake Rd to SR 9 (Valley Hwy); S on SR 9 (Valley Hwy) to SR 20 in the town of Sedro-Woolley; W and S on SR 20 to SR 9; S on SR 9 to SR 530 at the town of Arlington; NE on SR 530 to Jim Creek-Trafton Rd at the Trafton School in the town of Trafton; SE along Jim Creek-Trafton Rd (242nd St. NE) to the City of Seattle power transmission line; SW on the transmission line to Jordan Rd in Section 20, T31N, R6E; SE along Jordan Rd to SR 92 at the town of Granite Falls; E on SR 92 to South Alder Ave; S on South Alder Ave to E Pioneer St; E on East Pioneer St to Menzel Lake Rd; SE on Menzel Lake Rd to North Lake Roesiger Rd; S on North Lake Roesiger Rd to South Lake Roesiger Rd; S on South Lake Roesiger Rd to 242nd St SE; S on 242nd St SE to Woods Creek Rd; S on Woods Creek Rd to US Hwy 2 at the town of Monroe; W on US Hwy 2 to SR 203 at the town of Monroe; S on SR 203 to NE Woodinville-Duvall Rd at the town of Duvall; W on NE Woodinville-Duvall Rd to the Snoqualmie River; N down the Snoqualmie River to the Snohomish River; W down the Snohomish River to its mouth on the Puget Sound; W from the mouth of the Snohomish River to the northern tip of Gedney Island; due W from the northern tip of Gedney Island to a point on the Snohomish-Island County line; N along the Island-Snohomish County line in Possession Sound and Port Susan to Juniper Beach and N through Davis Slough to the Island-Snohomish-Skagit County junction; W and N along Island-Skagit County line through Skagit Bay and W through Deception Pass to San Juan-Skagit County line; N on the San Juan-Skagit County line to a point due West of Kelly's Point on Guemes Island; E from the San Juan-Skagit County line to Bellingham Channel, EXCLUDING Guemes Island; N through the middle of Bellingham Channel, then NE from Bellingham Channel to Carter Point on Lummi Island; NW from Carter Point to the Skagit-Whatcom County line; W along Skagit-Whatcom County line to the Whatcom-San Juan County line; NW along the Whatcom-San Juan County line to the US-Canadian border and the point of beginning.
GMU 410-ISLANDS (San Juan and Skagit counties) EXCLUDING Orcas, San Juan, Lopez, Shaw, Blakely, Decatur, and Cypress Islands:
Beginning at the junction of San Juan-Whatcom County lines and the US-Canadian border at the northernmost point in San Juan County; SE on the San Juan-Whatcom County line to the junction of San Juan-Whatcom-Skagit County lines; E on the Skagit-Whatcom County line to the first point where the Skagit-Whatcom County line turns SE; SE from the Skagit-Whatcom County line to Carter Point on Lummi Island; SW down the middle of Bellingham Channel to a point due W of Kelly's Point on Guemes Island and including Cypress Island; W to the Skagit-San Juan County line; S through Rosario Strait on the San Juan-Skagit County line to the San Juan-Skagit-Island County line; E on the Skagit-Island County line through Deception Pass and S through Skagit Bay to the Island-Snohomish-Skagit County junction; SE on the Island-Snohomish County line through Davis Slough, Juniper Beach, Port Susan, Possession Sound to the Island-Kitsap County line; NW on the Island-Kitsap-Jefferson County line through Puget Sound, Admiralty Inlet, and the Strait of Juan De Fuca; W on the Clallam-Jefferson-San Juan County lines to the US-Canadian border; N on the US-Canadian border, through Middle Bank, Haro Strait, and Boundary Pass, to the northernmost corner of San Juan-Whatcom County line and the point of beginning.
GMU 411-ORCAS (San Juan County):
Includes all of Orcas Island
GMU 412-SHAW (San Juan County):
Includes all of Shaw Island
GMU 413-SAN JUAN (San Juan County):
Includes all of San Juan Island
GMU 414-LOPEZ (San Juan County):
Includes all of Lopez Island
GMU 415-BLAKELY (San Juan County):
Includes all of Blakely Island
GMU 416-DECATUR (San Juan County):
Includes all of Decatur Island
GMU 417-CYPRESS (Skagit County):
Includes all of Cypress Island
GMU 418-NOOKSACK (Whatcom and Skagit counties):
Beginning at the US-Canadian border and the western border of the North Cascades National Park; S on the North Cascades National Park boundary to Noisy Diobsud Wilderness Area boundary; W and S on Noisy Diobsud Wilderness Area boundary to a point due E of the head waters of Watson Creek; W to the headwaters of Watson Creek; S down Watson Creek to Thunder Creek; W down Thunder Creek to Baker River Rd; S along Baker River Rd to State Route (SR) 20 at the town of Concrete; W along SR 20 to SR 9 at the town of Sedro-Woolley; N along SR 9 to Mosquito Lake Rd; N on the Mosquito Lake Rd to SR 542 (Mount Baker Hwy); N on SR 542 to the Silver Lake Rd; N on the Silver Lake Rd to its northern most point; N from the Silver Lake Rd to the US-Canadian border; E on the US-Canadian border to the western border of the North Cascades National Park and the point of beginning.
GMU 419-GUEMES (Skagit County):
Includes all of Guemes Island
GMU 420-WHIDBEY (Island County):
Includes all of Whidbey Island
GMU 421-CAMANO (Island County):
Includes all of Camano Island
GMU 422-VASHON-MAURY (King County):
Includes all of Vashon and Maury Islands
((GMU 418-NOOKSACK (Whatcom and Skagit counties):
Beginning at the US-Canadian border and the western border of the North Cascades National Park; S on the North Cascades National Park boundary to Noisy Diobsud Wilderness Area boundary; W and S on Noisy Diobsud Wilderness Area boundary to a point due E of the head waters of Watson Creek; W to the headwaters of Watson Creek; S down Watson Creek to Thunder Creek; W down Thunder Creek to Baker River Rd; S along Baker River Rd to State Route (SR) 20 at the town of Concrete; W along SR 20 to SR 9 at the town of Sedro-Woolley; N along SR 9 to Mosquito Lake Rd; N on the Mosquito Lake Rd to SR 542 (Mount Baker Hwy); N on SR 542 to the Silver Lake Rd; N on the Silver Lake Rd to its northern most point; N from the Silver Lake Rd to the US-Canadian border; E on the US-Canadian border to the western border of the North Cascades National Park and the point of beginning.))
GMU 426-DIABLO (Skagit and Whatcom counties):
Beginning at the US-Canadian border and the western boundary of the Ross Lake National Recreation Area; S on the Ross Lake National Recreation Area boundary, across SR 20 (North Cascades Hwy) and Skagit River, then NE and E on the Ross Lake National Recreation Area boundary to a point 2 miles east of Panther Creek, where the recreation boundary connects with the Okanogan National Forest boundary; S on North Cascades National Park boundary to the Skagit-Chelan County line at Fisher Peak; SE along the Skagit-Chelan County line to the US Forest Service (USFS) Trail 2000 (Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail); N on the USFS Trail 2000 to the Pasayten Wilderness boundary at Jim Pass; W along the Pasayten Wilderness boundary to the Ross Lake National Recreation Area boundary; N along the Ross Lake National Recreation Area-Pasayten Wilderness Area boundary to the US-Canadian border; W along the US-Canadian border to the NW corner of the Ross Lake National Recreation Area and the point of beginning.
GMU 437-SAUK (Skagit and Snohomish counties):
Beginning at the intersection of State Route (SR) 9 and SR 20, W of the town of Sedro-Woolley; E along SR 20 to Baker River Rd at the town of Concrete; N on Baker River Rd to Thunder Creek; E up Thunder Creek to Watson Creek; N up Watson Creek to its headwaters; E from the headwaters of Watson Creek to Noisy Diobsud Wilderness boundary; N and E on Noisy Diobsud Wilderness boundary to North Cascades National Park boundary; S and E along the North Cascades National Park boundary to the Ross Lake National Recreation boundary; S along the Ross Lake National Recreation Area boundary, across the SR 20 (North Cascade Hwy) and the Skagit River, then E along the Ross Lake National Recreation Area boundary to the North Cascades National Park boundary near Big Devil Peak; SE on the North Cascades National Park boundary to the Cascade River Rd; S on Cascade River Rd to US Forest Service (USFS) Rd 1590; S on USFS Rd 1590 to USFS Trail 769 (South Fork Cascade River Trail); S on USFS Trail 769 to the Glacier Peak Wilderness Area boundary; W and S on Glacier Peak Wilderness Area Boundary to the Suiattle River; W down the Suiattle River to the Sauk River; N on the Sauk River to SR 530 (Sauk Valley Rd); S on SR 530 to the town of Darrington; W on SR 530 to SR 9 at the town of Arlington; N on SR 9 to SR 20, W of the town of Sedro-Woolley, and the point of beginning.
GMU 448-STILLAGUAMISH (Snohomish and Skagit counties):
Beginning at the intersection of State Route (SR) 530 (Arlington-Darrington Hwy) and Jim Creek Rd at the town of Trafton; NE on SR 530 to the town of Darrington, where it is called Seeman St; N on SR 530 (Sauk Valley Rd) to the Sauk River; S on the Sauk River to Suiattle River; E along the Suiattle River to the Glacier Peak Wilderness Area boundary; S on the Glacier Peak Wilderness Area boundary to US Forest Service (USFS) Trail 650, West of June Mountain; W on the (USFS) Trail 650 to (USFS) Trail 1050 (Quartz Creek Trail) at Curry Gap; S on the USFS Trail 1050 to USFS Rd 6300; E on USFS Rd 6300 to USFS Trail 1051; NE on Trail 1051 to Henry M. Jackson Wilderness boundary; S along the Henry M. Jackson Wilderness boundary to Meadow Creek; S down Meadow Creek to Rapid River; E up Rapid River to USFS Trail 2000 (Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail) at Lake Janus; S on the USFS 2000 to SR 2 at Stevens Pass; W on SR 2 to Woods Creek Rd at the town of Monroe; N on Woods Creek Rd to 242nd St SE; N on 242nd St SE to South Lake Roesiger Rd; N on South Lake Roesiger Rd to North Lake Roesiger Rd; N on North Lake Roesiger Rd to Menzel Lake Rd; N on Menzel Lake Rd to East Pioneer St; W on East Pioneer St to South Alder Ave; N on South Alder Ave to SR 92 (E Stanley St); W on SR 92 to Jordan Rd; NW on Jordan Rd, through the town of Jordan, to the City of Seattle power transmission lines; NE on the transmission lines to Jim Creek-Trafton Rd (242nd St. NE); W on Jim Creek-Trafton Rd to SR 530 at the town of Trafton and the point of beginning.
GMU 450-CASCADE (Skagit and Snohomish counties):
Beginning on the Glacier Peak Wilderness boundary and Jordan Creek, W of Jordan Lakes; N and E on the wilderness boundary to US Forest Service (USFS) Trail 769; N on USFS Trail 769 to USFS Rd 1590; N on USFS Rd 1590 to the USFS Rd 15 (Cascade River Rd); N on USFS Rd 15 to the North Cascades National Park boundary; E on the North Cascades National Park boundary to USFS Trail 2000 (Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail); S on USFS Trail 2000 to the Rapid River at Lake Janus; NW down the Rapid River to Meadow Creek; N up Meadow Creek to Henry M. Jackson Wilderness Area boundary; N along the Henry M. Jackson Wilderness boundary to USFS Trail 1051; S on USFS Trail 1051 to USFS Rd 6300; W on USFS Rd 6300 to USFS Trail 1050; N on USFS Trail 1050 to USFS Trail 650 at Curry Gap; E on USFS Trail 650 to the Glacier Peak Wilderness boundary west of June Mountain; N on the Glacier Peak Wilderness boundary, across the Suiattle River, to Jordan Creek and the point of beginning.
GMU 454-ISSAQUAH (King and Snohomish counties); (does not include Vashon-Maury Island):
Beginning at the mouth of the Snohomish River at the city of Everett; SE up the Snohomish River to the Snoqualmie River; SE up the Snoqualmie River to NE Woodinville-Duvall Rd; E on NE Woodinville-Duvall Rd to State Route (SR) 203 at the town of Duvall; S on SR 203 to SR 202 (Fall City-Snoqualmie Rd) at the town of Fall City; S on SR 202 (Fall City-Snoqualmie Rd), across the Snoqualmie River, to Preston-Fall City Rd; SW on Preston-Fall City Rd to SE 82nd St at the town of Preston; E on SE 82nd St to Interstate Hwy (I)-90; E on I-90 to SR 18; S on SR 18 to the Raging River; SE along the Raging River to Kerriston Rd; S on Kerriston Rd to the City of Seattle Cedar River Watershed boundary; W, S and E along the Cedar River Watershed boundary to US Forest Service (USFS) Rd 5100; S along USFS Rd 5100 to the posted boundary of the Green River Watershed; S along the posted boundary of the Green River Watershed to the USFS Rd 5410; S on USFS Rd 5410 to USFS Rd 5400; E on USFS Rd 5400 to the junction with posted boundary of the Green River Watershed; S on the posted Tacoma Green River Watershed boundary to USFS Rd 7110 (Weyerhaeuser (Weyco) 5200 line) near Lynn Lake; SW on USFS Rd 7110 (Weyco 5200 line) to SR 410; W on SR 410 to SR 164 at the city of Enumclaw; W on SR 164 to SR 18 at the city of Auburn; W on SR 18 to SR 99; N on SR 99 to SR 509; W on SR 509 to Redondo Way South; NW on Redondo Way South to the town of Redondo on Puget Sound; SW across East Passage to the Pierce-King County line at the point where the county line turns southeast, northwest of Dash Point; W and N along the King County line, EXCLUDING Vashon-Maury Island; to the King, Snohomish, and Kitsap counties line junction in the Puget Sound west of Point Wells; N on the Snohomish County line through Possession Sound to a point on the Snohomish County line due west of the northern tip of Gedney Island (Hat Island); E to the northern tip of Gedney Island; E from the northern tip of Gedney Island to the mouth of the Snohomish River and the point of beginning.
GMU 460-SNOQUALMIE (King and Snohomish counties):
Beginning at State Route (SR) 203 and SR 2 at the town of Monroe; E on SR 2 to US Forest Service (USFS) Trail 2000 (Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail) at Stevens Pass; S on the USFS Trail 2000 to the City of Seattle Cedar River Watershed; W on the Cedar River Watershed boundary to Kerriston Rd; N on Kerriston Rd to the Raging River; W and N along the Raging River to SR 18; N on SR 18 to Interstate Hwy (I)-90; W on I-90 to SE 82nd St at the town of Preston; NE on SE 82nd St to Preston-Fall City Rd; N on the Preston-Fall City Rd to SR 202 (Fall City-Snoqualmie Rd); N on SR 202 (Fall City-Snoqualmie Rd), across the Snoqualmie River, to SR 203; N on SR 203 to SR 2 at the town of Monroe and the point of beginning.
GMU 466-STAMPEDE (King County):
Beginning on the US Forest Service (USFS) Trail 2000 (Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail) and the east boundary of the City of Seattle Cedar River Watershed; S on the USFS Trail 2000, past Blowout Mountain, to USFS Rd 7038 at its closest point to the USFS Trail 2000 near Windy Gap north of Pyramid Peak; NW on USFS Rd 7038 to USFS Rd 7036; NW on USFS Rd 7036 to USFS Rd 7030; NW on USFS Rd 7030 to USFS Rd 7032; NW on USFS Rd 7032 to USFS Trail 1172; W on USFS Trail 1172 to about 1/4 mile past Williams Hole to the posted boundary of the City of Tacoma Green River Watershed; N on the posted City of Tacoma Green River Watershed boundary to the City of Seattle Cedar River Watershed boundary; N along City of Seattle Cedar River Watershed boundary to USFS Trail 2000 and the point of beginning.
GMU 485-GREEN RIVER (King County):
((Beginning at the junction of NW corner of the city of Tacoma Green River Watershed and US Forest Service (USFS) Rd 5100; E on the boundary between the Green River Watershed and the Cedar River Watershed to USFS Rd 5060; S on Rd 5060 to the posted boundary of the Green River Watershed; along the southern boundary of the Green River Watershed over Huckleberry Mountain and Grass Mountain to the USFS Rd 5400; NW along USFS Rd 5400 to USFS Rd 5410; N along USFS Rd 5410 to posted boundary of the City of Tacoma Green River Watershed; N along)) The area within the posted boundary of the City of Tacoma Green River Watershed ((to USFS 5100; N along USFS Rd 5100 to City of Tacoma Green River Watershed and City of Seattle Cedar River Watershed border and the point of beginning)).
GMU 490-CEDAR RIVER (King County):
The area within the posted boundary of the city of Seattle's Cedar River Watershed.
AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 17-05-112, filed 2/15/17, effective 3/18/17)
WAC 220-410-050 Game management units (GMUs) boundary descriptionsRegion five.
GMU 501-LINCOLN (Lewis, Thurston, Pacific, and Grays Harbor counties):
Beginning at the intersection of Interstate Hwy (I)-5 and State Route (SR) 6; W on SR 6 to Stevens Rd; NW on Stevens Rd to Elk Creek Rd at the town of Doty; W on Elk Creek Rd to Weyerhaeuser (Weyco) 7000 line; W and N on Weyco 7000 line to Weyco 7400 line; N on Weyco 7400 line to Weyco 7050 line; NE on Weyco 7050 line to Weyco 7000 line; NW and N on Weyco 7000 line to the Weyco 7800 line; N on Weyco 7800 line to Weyco 7800 F line; NE on Weyco 7800 F line to Weyco 720 line; E on Weyco 720 line to Weyco 723 line; NW on Weyco 723 line to the Weyco C line; NE on Weyco C line to Garrard Creek Rd; NE on Garrard Creek Rd to South Bank Rd; E on South Bank Rd to North State St; N on North State St to US Hwy (US) 12 at the town of Oakville; E on US 12 to I-5; S on I-5 to SR 6 and point of beginning.
GMU 503-RANDLE (Lewis County):
Beginning at the intersection of US Hwy (US) 12 and the Rayonier 100 Mainline (Kosmos Rd, Old Champion Haul Rd); E on US 12 to State Route (SR) 131; S on SR 131 to US Forest Service (USFS) Rd 25; S on the USFS Rd 25 to the Cispus River; W on the Cispus River to Rayonier 271 line; S on the Rayonier 271 line to the Rayonier 300 line; W on the Rayonier 300 line to the Rayonier 100 line (Kosmos Haul Rd); N on the Rayonier 100 line to US 12 and the point of beginning.
GMU 504-STELLA (Cowlitz County):
Beginning at the mouth of the Cowlitz River on the Columbia River; W down the Columbia River to the mouth of Germany Creek (including all islands in the Columbia River which are both north of the Washington-Oregon state line and between the Cowlitz River and Germany Creek); N up Germany Creek to State Route (SR) 4; E on SR 4 to Germany Creek Rd; N on Germany Creek Rd to International Paper (IP) 1000 line; N on IP 1000 line to IP 1050 line; E on IP 1050 line to IP 2200 line; E and S on IP 2200 to Woodside Dr; NE on Woodside Dr to Delameter Rd; E on Delameter Rd to the three power lines; N along the three power lines to Weyerhaeuser (Weyco) 9312 line; E on Weyco 9312 line to Growlers Gulch Rd; E on Growlers Gulch Rd to Public Hwy (PH) 10 Rd; E along the Public Hwy (PH) 10 Rd to the A Street bridge over the Cowlitz River at the town of Castle Rock; S down the Cowlitz River to the Columbia River and point of beginning.
GMU 505-MOSSYROCK (Lewis County):
Beginning on Interstate Hwy (I)-5 and the Cowlitz River; NE up the Cowlitz River to the Mayfield Dam; NE along the south shore of Mayfield Lake to the US Hwy (US) 12 bridge; NE on US 12 to Winston Creek Rd; SE on Winston Creek Rd to Longbell Rd; E on Longbell Rd to Perkins Rd; NE on Perkins Rd to Green Mountain Rd; E on Green Mountain Rd to the outlet of Swofford Pond; E along the Swofford Pond outlet to Riffe Lake; E along the south shore of Riffe Lake to the Cowlitz River; up the Cowlitz River to the Rayonier 100 Mainline (Kosmos Haul Rd); N on the Rayonier 100 Mainline to US 12; W on US 12 to Davis Lake Rd; N and W on Davis Lake Rd to Main St at town of Morton; W on Main St to SR 508; W on SR 508 to Centralia-Alpha Rd; W and N on Centralia-Alpha Rd to Salzer Valley Rd; W on Salzer Valley Rd to Summa St at the town of Centralia; W on Summa St to Kresky Rd; N on Kresky Rd to Tower St; N on Tower St to SR 507; W on SR 507 (Cherry St, Alder St, and Mellen St) to I-5; S on I-5 to the Cowlitz River and point of beginning.
GMU 506-WILLAPA HILLS (Wahkiakum, Pacific and Lewis counties):
Beginning at State Route (SR) 6 and 3rd St S at the town of Pe Ell; S on 3rd St S to Muller Rd; S on Muller Rd to Weyerhaeuser (Weyco) 1000 line; S on Weyco 1000 line to Weyco 1800 line; S on Weyco 1800 line to Weyco 500 line; SE on Weyco 500 line to SR 407 (Elochoman Valley Rd) at Camp 2; S on SR 407 to the Elochoman River; down the Elochoman River to Foster Rd; N on Foster Rd to Risk Rd; W and N along Risk Rd to SR 4; W on SR 4 to Skamokawa Creek; SW down Skamokawa Creek to the Columbia River; W along Columbia River to the mouth of the Deep River (including all islands in the Columbia River which are both north of the Washington state line and between Skamokawa Creek and Deep River); N along the Deep River to SR 4; NW on SR 4 to the Salmon Creek Rd; NE on Salmon Creek Rd to Weyco 5000 line; N on Weyco 5000 line to Weyco 5800 line; NE on Weyco 5800 line to power transmission line (Section 21, T11N, R8W); E, NE, then N on the power transmission line to the Trap Creek A Line; E and N on the Trap Creek A Line to SR 6; E on SR 6 to the town of Pe Ell and the point of beginning.
GMU 510-STORMKING (Lewis County):
Beginning on US Hwy (US) 12 at the Silver Creek bridge; N up Silver Creek to Silverbrook Rd; E on Silverbrook Rd to US Forest Service (USFS) Rd 47; N on USFS Rd 47 to USFS Rd 85; W and N on USFS Rd 85 to USFS Rd 52; N on USFS Rd 52 to the Nisqually River; W down the Nisqually River to State Route (SR) 7; S on SR 7 to Main St at town of Morton; E on Main St to Davis Lake Rd; E on Davis Lake Rd to US 12; E on US 12 to the Silver Creek bridge and point of beginning.
GMU 513-SOUTH RAINIER (Lewis County):
Beginning on US Hwy (US) 12 at the Silver Creek bridge; N up Silver Creek to Silverbrook Rd; E on Silverdale Rd to US Forest Service (USFS) Rd 47; N on USFS Rd 47 to USFS Rd 85; W and N on USFS Rd 85 to USFS Rd 52; W and N on USFS Rd 52 to the Nisqually River; E up the Nisqually River to the southern boundary of Mount Rainier National Park; E along the south park boundary to the USFS Trail 2000 (Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail); S along the USFS Trail 2000 to US 12; W on US 12 to the Silver Creek bridge and point of beginning.
GMU 516-PACKWOOD (Lewis and Skamania counties):
Beginning at US Hwy (US) 12 and US Forest Service (USFS) Trail 2000 (Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail) at White Pass; S on USFS Trail 2000 to the Yakama Indian Reservation border; S on the Yakama Indian Reservation border to USFS Trail 2000; S on USFS Trail 2000 to USFS Trail 98 at Sheep Lake; W on USFS Trail 98 to USFS Rd 2160 at Walupt Lake; W on USFS Rd 2160 to USFS Rd 21; S and W on USFS Rd 21 to USFS Rd 23; S on USFS Rd 23 to USFS Trail 263; S and W on USFS 263 to USFS Trail 261; S on USFS Trail 261 to USFS Trail 1; W on USFS Trail 1 to USFS Rd 99; W on USFS Rd 99 to USFS Rd 26; N on USFS Rd 26 to USFS Rd 2612; W on USFS Rd 2612 to USFS Trail 217; N and W on USFS Trail 217 to Weyerhaeuser (Weyco) 2600 line; W on Weyco 2600 line to Weyco 2658 line; N on Weyco 2658 line to Rayonier (Campbell Group) 430 line; N on Rayonier 430 line to the Rayonier Mainline 400 line; N and E on Rayonier Mainline 400 line to Rayonier 300 line; E on Rayonier 300 line to Rayonier 271 line; N on Rayonier 271 line to the Cispus River; E on the Cispus River to USFS Rd 25; N on USFS Rd 25 to State Route (SR) 131; N on SR 131 to US 12; E on US 12 to the USFS Trail 2000 at White Pass and beginning.
GMU 520-WINSTON (Cowlitz, Lewis and Skamania counties):
Beginning at the bridge at intersection of Interstate Hwy (I)-5 and the Cowlitz River; S down the Cowlitz River to the Toutle River; E up the Toutle River to the South Fork Toutle River; SE up South Fork Toutle River to Johnson Creek; NE up Johnson Creek to Weyerhaeuser (Weyco) 4400 line; N along Weyco 4400 line to Weyco 2421 line; N along Weyco 2421 line to Weyco 2400 line; NW along Weyco 2400 line to Alder Creek; NW down Alder Creek to North Fork Toutle River; W down the North Fork Toutle River to the Green River; E up the Green River to US Forest Service (USFS) Rd 2612; E on USFS Rd 2612 to USFS Trail 217; N and W on USFS Trail 217 to Weyco 2600 line; W on Weyco 2600 line to Weyco 2658 line; N on Weyco 2658 line to Rayonier 430 line; N on Rayonier 430 line to Rayonier 400 Mainline; N and E on Rayonier 400 Mainline to Rayonier 100 Mainline; N on Rayonier 100 Mainline to Cowlitz River; W down the Cowlitz River to Riffe Lake; W along the south shore to the Swofford Pond outlet; W along the Swofford Pond outlet to Green Mountain Rd; W on Green Mountain Rd to Perkins Rd; SW on Perkins Rd to Longbell Rd; W on Longbell Rd to Winston Creek Rd; NW on Winston Creek Rd to US Hwy (US) 12; SW on US 12 to the Mayfield Lake bridge at Mayfield Lake; SW down the south shore of Mayfield Lake to the Cowlitz River at Mayfield Dam; SW down the Cowlitz River to I-5 bridge crossing the Cowlitz River and point of beginning.
GMU 522-LOO-WIT (Cowlitz and Skamania counties):
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 US Forest Service (USFS) Trail 216G; SE along USFS Trail 216G to USFS Trail 216; S on USFS Trail 216 to South Fork of the Toutle River; E along South Fork Toutle River to its headwaters and Mount St. Helens crater's southern edge; E along the Mt. St. Helens crater's southern edge to the headwaters of Ape Canyon Creek; ((NE)) SE down Ape Canyon Creek to USFS Trail 225 (Smith Creek Trail); N and NW on USFS Trail 225 to USFS Rd 99; NE along USFS Rd 99 to USFS Rd 26; N 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 USFS Trail 211, 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; W and S on USFS property boundary to State Route 504 near the center of Section 35, T10N, R4E; 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.
GMU 524-MARGARET (Cowlitz, Skamania and Lewis counties):
Beginning on the North Fork Toutle River at the mouth of the Green River; SE up the North Fork Toutle River to the mouth of Hoffstadt Creek; N and E up Hoffstadt Creek to the State Route (SR) 504 bridge over Hoffstadt Creek; E on SR 504 to US Forest Service (USFS) property boundary near the center of Section 35, T10N, R4E; E and N on USFS property boundary to the USFS property boundary in the SE 1/4 of Section 20, T10N, R5E; E to Minnie Peak; SW to USFS Trail 211 (Lakes Trail) and USFS Trail 230 (Coldwater Trail) junction; E on USFS Trail 211 (Lakes Trail) to USFS Trail 214 (Whittier Trail); S on USFS Trail 214 to USFS Trail 1 (Boundary Trail); E on USFS Trail 1 to USFS Rd 26; N on USFS Rd 26 to USFS Rd 2612; W on USFS Rd 2612 to the Green River; W down the Green River to its mouth on the North Fork of the Toutle River and point of beginning.
GMU 530-RYDERWOOD (Cowlitz, Lewis and Wahkiakum counties):
Beginning at Stevens Rd and State Route (SR) 6, south of the town of Doty; E on SR 6 to Interstate Hwy (I)-5 at the town of Chehalis; S on I-5 to the Cowlitz River; S along the Cowlitz River to Public Hwy 10 on the A Street bridge at the town of Castle Rock; W on the Public Hwy 10 to Growler's Gulch Rd; W on Growler's Gulch Rd to Weyerhaeuser (Weyco) 9312 line; W on Weyco 9312 line to three power lines; S on the three power lines to Delameter Rd; SW on Delameter Rd to Woodside Dr; SW on Woodside Dr to International Paper (IP) 2200 line; N and W on IP 2200 line to IP 1050 line; W on IP 1050 line to IP 1000 line; S on IP 1000 line to the Germany Creek Rd; S on the Germany Creek Rd to SR 4; W on SR 4 to Germany Creek; S along Germany Creek to its mouth at the Columbia River; W along the Columbia River to Skamokawa Creek (including all islands in the Columbia River which are both north of the Washington state line and between Skamokawa Creek and Germany Creek); NE up Skamokawa Creek to SR 4; E on SR 4 to Risk Rd; SE on Risk Rd to Foster Rd; S on Foster Rd to the Elochoman River; SE up the Elochoman River to SR 407 (Elochoman Valley Rd); NE on SR 407 to Weyco 500 line at Camp 2; NW on Weyco 500 line to Weyco 1800 line; N on Weyco 1800 line to Weyco 1000 line; N on Weyco 1000 line to Muller Rd; N on Muller Rd to 3rd St South in the town of Pe Ell; N on 3rd St South to SR 6 at the town of Pe Ell; N on SR 6 to Stevens Rd, south of the town of Doty, and the point of beginning.
GMU 550-COWEEMAN (Cowlitz County):
Beginning at the mouth of the Toutle River on the Cowlitz River; E along the Toutle River to the South Fork Toutle River; up the South Fork Toutle River to Weyerhaeuser (Weyco) 4100 line; E on Weyco 4100 line to Weyco 4950 line; S and E on Weyco 4950 line to Weyco 235 line; SE on Weyco 235 line to Weyco 200 line; W on Weyco 200 line to Weyco 240 line; SE on Weyco 240 line to Weyco 243 line; E on Weyco 243 line to Weyco 135A line; S on Weyco 135A line to Weyco 135 line; E on Weyco 135 line to Weyco 134 line; SW on Weyco 134 line to Weyco 133 line; SW on Weyco 133 line to Weyco 130 line; SW on Weyco 130 line to Weyco 1680 line; W on Weyco 1680 line to Weyco 1600 line; SE on Weyco 1600 line to Weyco 1400 line; W on Weyco 1400 line to Weyco 1420 line which is the Kalama/Coweeman Summit; SE on Weyco 1420 line to Weyco 1426 line; W on Weyco 1426 line to Weyco 1428 line; SW on Weyco 1428 line to Weyco 1429 line which turns into Weyco 6400 line; SW down Weyco 6400 line to Weyco 6000 line; E on Weyco 6000 line to Weyco 6450 line; SE for approximately one mile on Weyco 6450 line (crossing the Kalama River) to Weyco 6452 line; SE on Weyco 6452 line to Dubois Rd; SE on Dubois Rd to State Route (SR) 503; W on SR 503 to Cape Horn Creek; SE down Cape Horn Creek to Merwin Reservoir; SW along the north shore of Merwin Reservoir to the Lewis River; SW down the Lewis River to the power transmission lines in Section 4, T5N, R2E; NW along the power transmission lines to Northwest Natural Gas Pipeline located east of the town of Kalama, approximately 1/2 mile east of China Gardens Rd; N up the Natural Gas Pipeline right of way to Ostrander Creek; W down Ostrander Creek to the Cowlitz River; N on the Cowlitz River to the Toutle River and point of beginning.
GMU 554-YALE (Cowlitz and Clark counties):
Beginning on State Route (SR) 503 at its crossing of Cape Horn Creek; E on SR 503 to Weyerhaeuser (Weyco) 6600 line (Rock Creek Rd); NE on Weyco 6600 line to Weyco 6690 Rd; N and E on Weyco 6690 line to West Fork Speelyai Creek; SE down West Fork Speelyai Creek to the main stem of the Speelyai Creek; SW and SE down Speelyai Creek to SR 503; NE on SR 503 to Dog Creek; S down Dog Creek to Yale Reservoir; S and W along western shore of Reservoir to Yale Dam and the North Fork Lewis River; W along the northern shore of the North Fork Lewis River to SR 503 bridge crossing; S and W along SR 503 to NE 221st Ave; N about 1/4 mile on NE 221st Ave to NE Cedar Creek Rd; W along NE Cedar Creek Rd to NE Pup Creek Rd; N on NE Pup Creek Rd to NE Buncombe Hollow Rd; N about 1/4 mile on NE Buncombe Hollow Rd to power transmission line; S and W on the power transmission line to the north shore of the North Fork Lewis River; NE along the north shore of the North Fork Lewis River to Merwin Reservoir at the Merwin Dam; NE along the north shore of Merwin Reservoir to Cape Horn Creek; NW up Cape Horn Creek to SR 503 and the point of beginning.
GMU 556-TOUTLE (Cowlitz County):
Beginning on the intersection of State Route (SR) 503 (Lewis River Rd) and US Forest Service (USFS) Rd 81 (Merrill Lake Rd); N on USFS Rd 81 to Weyerhaeuser (Weyco) 7200 line; NW on Weyco 7200 line to Weyco 7400 line; N on Weyco 7400 line to Weyco 5500 line; E and N on Weyco 5500 line to Weyco 5670 line; N and E on Weyco 5670 line to Weyco 5660 line; N on Weyco 5660 line about a 1/4 mile to the South Fork Toutle River; E on the South Fork Toutle River to USFS Trail 216; N on USFS Trail 216 to USFS Trail 216G; NW on USFS Trail 216G to Weyco 3000 line; W on Weyco 3000 line to Weyco 3020 line; SE on Weyco 3020 line to Deer Creek; NW down Deer Creek to the North Fork Toutle River; down the North Fork Toutle River to Alder Creek; up Alder Creek to Weyco 2400 line; S on Weyco 2400 line to Weyco 2421 line; S on Weyco 2421 line to Weyco 4400 line; S and W along Weyco 4400 line to Johnson Creek; S along Johnson Creek to the South Fork Toutle River; SE up the South Fork Toutle River to Weyco 4100 line; E on Weyco 4100 line to the Weyco 4950 line; S and E on Weyco 4950 line to Weyco 235 line; SE on Weyco 235 line to Weyco 200 line; W on Weyco 200 line to Weyco 240 line; SE on Weyco 240 line to Weyco 243 line; E on Weyco 243 line to Weyco 135A line; S on Weyco 135A line to Weyco 135 line; E on Weyco 135 line to Weyco 134 line; SW on Weyco 134 line to Weyco 133 line; SW on Weyco 133 line to Weyco 130 line; SW on Weyco 130 line to Weyco 1680 line; W on Weyco 1680 line to Weyco 1600 line; SE on Weyco 1600 line to Weyco 1400 line; W on Weyco 1400 line to Weyco 1420 line which is the Kalama/Coweeman Summit; SE on Weyco 1420 line to Weyco 1426 line; W on Weyco 1426 line to Weyco 1428 line; SW on Weyco 1428 line to Weyco 1429 line; SW on Weyco 1429 line to Weyco 6400 line; SW on Weyco 6400 line to Weyco 6000 line; E on Weyco 6000 line to Weyco 6450 line; SE for approximately one mile on Weyco 6450 line (crossing the Kalama River) to Weyco 6452 line; SE on Weyco 6452 line to Dubois Rd; SE on Dubois Rd to SR 503; E on SR 503 to Weyco 6600 line (Rock Creek Rd); NE on Weyco 6600 line to Weyco 6690 line; N and E on Weyco 6690 line to West Fork Speelyai Creek; SE down West Fork Speelyai Creek to the main stem of Speelyai Creek; SW and SE down Speelyai Creek to SR 503; NE on SR 503 to USFS Rd 81 and point of beginning.
GMU 560-LEWIS RIVER (Cowlitz, Skamania, Klickitat, Yakima, and Lewis counties):
Beginning on State Route (SR) 141 and Mount Adams Recreational Area Rd at the town of Trout Lake; N on the Mount Adams Recreational Area Rd to US Forest Service (USFS) Rd 82 (Mount Adams Recreational Area Rd); N on USFS Road 82 to Yakama Indian Reservation boundary (Section 16, T7N, R11E); N along the Yakama Indian reservation boundary (Cascade Mountain Range Crest) to USFS Trail 2000 (Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail) in Section 3, T11N, R11E; S on USFS Trail 2000 to USFS Trail 98 at Sheep Lake; W on USFS Trail 98 to USFS Rd 2160 at Walupt Lake; W on USFS Rd 2160 to USFS Rd 21; S and W on USFS Rd 21 to USFS Rd 23; S on USFS Rd 23 to USFS Trail 263; S and W on USFS Trail 263 to USFS Trail 261; S on USFS Trail 261 to USFS Trail 1; W on USFS Trail 1 to USFS Rd 99; S and W on USFS Rd 99 to USFS Trail 225 (Smith Creek Trail); S on USFS Trail 225 to Ape Canyon Creek; ((S)) N and W up Ape Canyon Creek to Mt. St. Helens crater's eastern edge; W along Mt. St. Helens crater's southern edge to headwaters of S Fork Toutle River; W along S Fork Toutle River to Weyerhaeuser (Weyco) 5660 line; S along Weyco 5660 line to Weyco 5670 line; S and W on Weyco 5670 line to Weyco 5500 line; S and W on Weyco 5500 line to Weyco 7400 line; S and E on Weyco 7400 line to Weyco 7200 line; S and E on Weyco 7200 line to USFS Rd 81; S on USFS Rd 81 to SR 503; N and E on SR 503 to Dog Creek; S down Dog Creek to the N shore of Yale Reservoir; E along N shore of Yale Reservoir to N Fork Lewis River; E up the Lewis River to Swift Dam and Swift Reservoir; E along the N shore of Swift Reservoir to N Fork Lewis River; E up N Fork Lewis River to USFS Rd 90 Bridge (Eagle Cliff); E on USFS Rd 90 to USFS Rd 51 (Curly Creek Rd); SE on USFS Rd 51 to USFS Rd 30; NE on USFS Rd 30 to USFS Rd 24; SE on USFS Rd 24 to SR 141; NE on SR 141 to Mount Adams Recreational Area Rd, at the town of Trout Lake and point of beginning.
GMU 564-BATTLE GROUND (Clark, Skamania, and Cowlitz counties):
Beginning at the mouth of Ostrander Creek on the Cowlitz River; E up Ostrander Creek approximately 1 1/2 miles to the second Northwest Natural Gas Pipeline right of way crossing Ostrander Creek, east of the railroad crossing; S along the Northwest Natural Gas Pipeline right of way to the power transmission lines right of way located east of the town of Kalama, approximately 1/2 mile east of China Garden Rd; SE along the power transmission lines right of way across the north fork of the Lewis River in the northeast corner of Section 4, T5N, R2E to NE Buncombe Hollow Rd; S on NE Buncombe Hollow Rd to NE Pup Creek Rd; S on NE Pup Creek Rd to NE Cedar Creek Rd; E on NE Cedar Creek Rd to NE 221st Ave; S along NE 221st Ave to SR 503, to NE Amboy Rd; S on NE Amboy Rd to W Yacolt Rd; E on W Yacolt Rd to N Railroad Ave; SE on N Railroad Ave, which becomes S Railroad Ave; SE on S Railroad Ave which becomes NE Railroad Ave; SE on NE Railroad Ave to Lucia Falls Rd; W on Lucia Falls Rd to Hantwick Rd; SE on Hantwick Rd to Basket Flats Rd; W on Basket Flats Rd to NE 197th Ave; S on NE 197th Ave to NE 279th St; W on NE 279th St to NE 182nd Ave; S on NE 182nd Ave to NE 259th St; E on NE 259th St to NE 220th Ave; S on NE 220th Ave which turns into NE Cresap Rd; SE on NE Cresap Rd which turns into NE 222nd Ave; S on NE 222nd Ave to NE Allworth Rd; E on NE Allworth Rd to NE 232nd Ave; S on NE 232nd Ave to NE 237th St; E on NE 237th St which turns into NE 240th Ave; S on NE 240th Ave to NE Berry Rd; NE on NE Berry Rd to the DNR L-1410 Rd; SE on DNR L-1410 Rd to the DNR L-1400 Rd; W on DNR L-1400 Rd which turns into NE Rawson Rd; W on NE Rawson Rd to NE Powell Rd; SW on NE Powell Rd to NE 212th Ave; S on NE 212th Ave to NE 109th St; E on NE 109th St to NE 222nd Ave; S on NE 222nd Ave to NE 83rd St; W on NE 83rd St to NE 217th Ave; S on NE 217th Ave to NE 68th St; E on NE 68th St to NE 232nd Ave; S on NE 232nd Ave to NE 54th St; E on NE 54th St to NE 237th Ave; S on NE 237th Ave to NE 53rd St; E on NE 53rd St which turns into NE Bradford Rd then back into NE 53rd St to NE 292nd Ave; S on NE 292nd Ave to NE Ireland Rd; E on NE Ireland Rd to NE Stauffer Rd; E then SW on NE Stauffer Rd to NE 292nd Ave; S on NE 292nd Ave which turns into NE Reilly Rd; SW on NE Reilly Rd to NE Blair Rd; SE on NE Blair Rd to NE Zeek Rd; E on NE Zeek Rd which turns into NE 10th St; E on NE 10th St which turns into NE 312th Ave; S on NE 312th Ave to NE 9th St; E on NE 9th St to NE 322nd Ave; N on NE 322nd Ave which turns into NE Ammeter Rd; NE on NE Ammeter Rd approximately 1/8 mile to the power transmission lines; E along the northern margin of the power transmission lines to NE Hughes Rd; N on NE Hughes Rd which turns into NE 392nd Ave; N on NE 392nd Ave to NE 28th St; E on NE 28th St to NE Miller Rd; NE on NE Miller Rd which turns into NE 39th St; E on NE 39th St to Skye Rd; SE on Skye Rd to Washougal River Rd; S on Washougal River Rd to Canyon Creek Rd; SE on Canyon Creek Rd to Salmon Falls Rd; S on Salmon Falls Rd to State Route (SR) 14; E on SR 14 to Cape Horn Rd; S on Cape Horn Rd to Columbia River; W down the Columbia River to the Cowlitz River (including all islands in the Columbia River which are both on the Washington side of the state line and between Cape Horn Rd and the Cowlitz River); N along Cowlitz River to Ostrander Creek and point of beginning.
GMU 568-WASHOUGAL (Clark and Skamania counties):
Beginning on the Lewis River at State Route (SR) 503; E on Lewis River (Cowlitz-Clark County line) to Canyon Creek; SE up Canyon Creek to NE Healy Rd; E on NE Healy Rd to US Forest Service (USFS) Rd 54; E on USFS Rd 54 to USFS Rd 53; S on USFS Rd 53 to USFS Rd 4205 (Gumboot Rd); S on USFS Rd 4205 to USFS Rd 42 (Green Fork Rd); SW on USFS Rd 42 to USFS Rd 41 at Sunset Falls; E on USFS Rd 41 to Hemlock Rd; E on Hemlock Rd to the Hemlock Rd bridge over the Wind River; SE down the Wind River to the Columbia River; W down the Columbia River to the Cape Horn Rd (including all islands in the Columbia River which are both on the Washington side of the state line and between Cape Horn Rd and the Wind River); N on Cape Horn Rd to SR 14; W on SR 14 to Salmon Falls Rd; N on Salmon Falls Rd to Canyon Creek Rd; NW on Canyon Creek Rd to Washougal River Rd; E on Washougal River Rd to Skye Rd; NW on Skye Rd to NE 39th St; W on NE 39th St which turns into NE Miller Rd; SW on NE Miller Rd to NE 28th St; W on NE 28th St to NE 392nd Ave; S on NE 392nd Ave which turns into NE Hughes Rd; S on NE Hughes Rd approximately 1/8 mile to the power transmission lines; W along the northern margin of the power transmission lines to NE Ammeter Rd; SW on NE Ammeter Rd which turns into NE 322nd Ave; S on NE 322nd Ave to NE 9th St; W on NE 9th St to NE 312th Ave; N on NE 312th Ave which turns into NE 10th St; W on NE 10th St which turns into NE Zeek Rd; W on NE Zeek Rd to NE Blair Rd; NW on NE Blair Rd to NE Reilly Rd; NE on NE Reilly Rd which turns into NE 292nd Ave; E on NE 292nd Ave to NE Stauffer Rd; NE then NW on NE Stauffer Rd to NE Ireland Rd; W on NE Ireland Rd to NE 292nd Ave; N on NE 292nd Ave to NE 53rd St; W on NE 53rd St which turns into NE Bradford Rd then turns into NE 53rd St again to NE 237th Ave; N on 237th Ave to NE 232nd Ave; N on NE 232nd Ave to NE 68th St; W on NE 68th St to NE 217th Ave; N on NE 217th Ave to NE 83rd St; E on NE 83rd St to NE 222nd Ave; N on NE 222nd Ave to NE 109th St; W on NE 109th St to NE 212th Ave; N on NE 212th Ave to NE Powell Rd; NE on NE Powell Rd to NE Rawson Rd; E on Rawson Rd to DNR L-1400 Rd; E on DNR L-1400 Rd to DNR L-1410 Rd; NW on DNR L-1410 Rd to NE Berry Rd; W then SW on NE Berry Rd to NE 240th Ave; N on NE 240th Ave which turns into NE 237th St; W on NE 237th St to NE 232nd Ave; N on NE 232nd Ave to NE Allworth Rd; W on NE Allworth Rd to NE 222nd Ave; N on NE 222nd Ave which turns into NE Cresap Rd which turns into NE 220th Ave to NE 259th St; W on NE 259th St to NE 182nd Ave; N on NE 182nd Ave to NE 279th St; E on NE 279th St to NE 197th Ave; N on NE 197th Ave to NE Basket Flats Rd; E on NE Basket Flats Rd to NE Hantwick Rd; N then NW on NE Hantwick Rd to Lucia Falls Rd; E on Lucia Falls Rd to NE Railroad Ave; NW on NE Railroad Ave, which turns into S Railroad Ave then N Railroad Ave in the town of Yacolt, to W Yacolt Rd; W on W Yacolt Rd to NE Amboy Rd; N on NE Amboy Rd to NE 221st Ave; N on 221st Ave to SR 503; NE along SR 503 to the Lewis River and point of beginning.
GMU 572-SIOUXON (Skamania and Clark counties):
Beginning at the Yale Dam at Yale Lake; N then E along the shore of Yale Lake to the Lewis River; NE along the Lewis River to Swift Reservoir; E along the north shore Swift Reservoir to US Forest Service (USFS) Rd 90 at the Eagle Cliff bridge; E on USFS Rd 90 to USFS Rd 51 (Curly Creek Rd); SE on USFS Rd 51 to USFS Rd 30 (Wind River Rd); N on USFS Rd 30 to USFS Rd 24 (Twin Butte Rd); S on USFS Rd 24 to USFS Rd 60 (Carson Guler Rd); SW on USFS Rd 60 to USFS Rd 65; SW on USFS Rd 65 to USFS Rd 6517 (Warren Gap Rd); W on USFS Rd 6517 to the Wind River Rd; S on the Wind River Rd to Hemlock Rd at the town of Stabler; W on Hemlock Rd to USFS Rd 41 (Sunset-Hemlock Rd); W on the USFS Rd 41 to USFS Road 42 (Green Fork Rd) at Sunset Falls; NE on USFS Rd 42 to USFS Rd 4205 (Gumboot Rd); N on USFS Rd 4205 to USFS Rd 53; NW on USFS Rd 53 to USFS Rd 54 (NE Healy Rd); W on USFS Rd 54 to Canyon Creek; N down Canyon Creek to the Lewis River; NE up the Lewis River to the Yale Dam and the point of beginning.
GMU 574-WIND RIVER (Skamania and Klickitat counties):
Beginning at the town of Trout Lake; S on State Route (SR) 141 to the SR 141 bridge over the White Salmon River Bridge at Husum; S on the White Salmon River to the Columbia River; W down the Columbia River to the mouth of Wind River (including all islands in the Columbia River that are both north of the Washington state line and between the White Salmon River and Wind River); NW up the Wind River to the Hemlock Rd bridge; E on Hemlock Rd to Wind River Rd; N on Wind River Rd to US Forest Service (USFS) Rd 6517 (Warren Gap Rd); E on USFS Rd 6517 to USFS Rd 65 (Panther Creek Rd); N on USFS Rd 65 to USFS Rd 60; NE on USFS Rd 60 to USFS Rd 24 (also called Carson-Gular Rd); E on USFS Rd 24 to SR 141; NE on SR 141 to the town of Trout Lake and the point of beginning.
GMU 578-WEST KLICKITAT (Klickitat and Yakima counties):
Beginning at the mouth of the White Salmon River on the Columbia River; N up the White Salmon River to the State Route (SR) 141 bridge over the White Salmon River at Husum; N on SR 141 to Mount Adams Recreation Area Road, at the town of Trout Lake; N on the Mount Adams Recreational Area Rd to US Forest Service (USFS) Rd 82 (Mount Adams Recreational Area Rd); N on USFS Rd 82 to Yakama Indian Reservation boundary (Section 16, T7N, R11E); S along the Yakama Indian Reservation boundary to the Reservation's SW corner at King Mountain (Section 27, T7N, R11E); E along the Yakama Indian Reservation boundary to the end of King Mountain Rd, about 1 mile; N along the Yakama Indian Reservation boundary to its corner in Section 2, T7N, R11E; E along the Yakama Indian Reservation boundary to the NE corner of Section 4, T7N, R12E; SE along the Yakama Indian Reservation boundary to the Klickitat River; S and SW down the Klickitat River to the Columbia River; W down the Columbia River to the mouth of the White Salmon River and the point of beginning (including all islands in the Columbia River which are both north of the Washington state line and between the Klickitat River and the White Salmon River).
AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 17-17-088, filed 8/17/17, effective 9/17/17)
WAC 220-412-070 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 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 GMUs 157, 334, and those GMUs closed to elk hunting, and those GMUs not opened to 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 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 GMUs 157, 334, and those GMUs closed to elk hunting, and those GMUs not opened to 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)) GMUs 101 through 121, 204.
(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)) 169.
(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 GMU 334 and those GMUs closed to elk hunting and those GMUs not open to 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 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 GMUs 157, 334, and those GMUs closed to elk hunting or closed to 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 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 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 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)) ten days 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.
AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 17-10-076, filed 5/3/17, effective 6/3/17)
WAC 220-412-080 Special hunting season permits.
The commission may establish special hunting seasons and may set the conditions for each category and hunt.
((1.)) (1) Deer, elk, cougar, or black bear special hunting season permit applications:
((A.)) (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.)) (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.)) (2) Mountain goat, moose, and bighorn sheep special hunting season permit applications:
((A.)) (a) Persons who have previously harvested a mountain goat, bighorn sheep ram, ((or bull moose)) an antlered bull moose taken under an "any antlered bull moose" permit, or any moose (whether antlered or not) taken under an "any moose" permit 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.)) (b) Applicants for all mountain goat, moose, and/or bighorn sheep special hunting season permits must have either successfully completed hunter education prior to submitting an application, or have a birth date prior to January 1, 1972.
(c) 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.)) (3) Wild turkey special hunting season permit applications:
((A.)) (a) To apply for wild turkey special hunting season permits, each applicant must have a valid small game hunting license.
((B.)) (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.)) (4) Special hunting season permit applications:
((A.)) (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.)) (i) Maximum group size for deer categories is 8.
((ii.)) (ii) Maximum group size for elk categories is 8.
((iii.)) (iii) Maximum group size for bear categories is 2.
((iv.)) (iv) Maximum group size for cougar categories is 2.
((v.)) (v) Maximum group size for mountain goat categories is 2.
((vi.)) (vi) Maximum group size for bighorn sheep categories is 2.
((vii.)) (vii) Maximum group size for fall turkey categories is 4.
((viii.)) (viii) Maximum group size for moose categories is 2.
((ix.)) (ix) Maximum group size for multiple season deer is 2.
((x.)) (x) Maximum group size for multiple season elk is 2.
((B.)) (b) An applicant may purchase only one application for a special hunting season permit for each category.
((C.)) (c) Permit applications will allow four choices for all categories except the quality category for deer and elk will allow two choices.
((D.)) (d) Permits will be drawn by computer selection using a weighted point selection system.
((i.)) (i) Applicants will receive one point for each application category purchased.
((ii.)) (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.)) (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.)) (iv) Applicants for the "any antlered bull moose" category (established in 2018) will be credited with any points previously accumulated under the "any moose" category.
(e) Incomplete, ineligible, or inaccurate applications will not be accepted or entered into the drawing.
((F.)) (f) Permits will be voided if the applicant is found to be ineligible or to have provided an application based on inaccurate information.
((G.)) (g) The purchase of an application will result in one accrued point for the category purchased.
((H.)) (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.)) (i) Anyone may apply for a special hunting season permit for deer, elk, bear, cougar, and wild turkey.
((5.)) (5) In addition to requirements for special hunting season permit applications, following are application requirements for:
((A.)) (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.)) (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.)) (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.)) (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.)) (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.)) (a) Only ten bonus points can be awarded for providing information for each person charged regardless of the number of violations involved.
((B.)) (b) Selection of bonus points is in lieu of application for a cash award.
AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 17-10-076, filed 5/3/17, effective 6/3/17)
WAC 220-412-100 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. 5 - 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. 5)) Dec. 1
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. ((6)) 5 - 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. 5)) Dec. 1
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. 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 C
2
Nov. 1-5
3 pt. min
ZMI
ZMI D
6
Dec. 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)) 9 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)) 1
Jan. 1 - Mar. 31
Antlerless
CPWMA
CPWMA
1
Jan. 1 - Mar. 31
Any Bull
CPWMA
CPWMA Raffle 1
((4)) 3
Jan. 1-31
Antlerless
CPWMA
CPWMA Raffle 2
((4)) 3
Feb. 1-28
Antlerless
CPWMA
CPWMA Raffle 3
((5)) 3
Mar. 1-31
Antlerless
CPWMA
CPWMA Raffle 4
2
((Jan. 1-31))
Jan. 1 - Mar. 31
Any ((elk)) Bull
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
1
((Jan. 1-31))
Jan. 1 - Mar. 31
Any ((elk)) Bull
CPWMA
AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 17-10-076, filed 5/3/17, effective 6/3/17)
WAC 220-413-030 Importation and retention of dead nonresident wildlife.
(1) It is unlawful:
(a) To import or possess dead wildlife, taken in another state or country, into Washington unless such wildlife was acquired lawfully. Proof of legal acquisition must be retained during the period of retention of the carcass or edible parts.
(b) For a person who imports a dead bighorn sheep, mountain goat, cougar or bear to fail to report such importation to the department in writing within ten days of the importation. The report must contain the name and address of the importer, the location where the dead wildlife is being stored, and general information describing where and how the wildlife was obtained.
(c) To import or possess deer, elk, or moose, or parts thereof, harvested in Pennsylvania, Texas, Missouri, Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, New Mexico, Wisconsin, Illinois, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, New York, West Virginia, Virginia, North Dakota, Alberta, Maryland, Minnesota, Montana, Iowa, Arkansas, Michigan, and Saskatchewan, with the following exceptions:
(i) Meat that has been deboned in the state or province where it was harvested and is imported as boned-out meat;
(ii) Skulls and antlers, antlers attached to the skull plate, or upper canine teeth (buglers, whistlers, ivories) from which all soft tissue has been removed;
(iii) Hides or capes without heads attached;
(iv) Tissue imported for use by a diagnostic or research laboratory; and
(v) Finished taxidermy mounts.
(2) Violation of subsection (1) of this section is punishable under RCW 77.15.290 Unlawful transportation of fish or wildlifePenalty.
(3) It is unlawful for an importer or receiver of deer or elk to fail to notify the department within twenty-four hours if a state or province alerts the importer or receiver that a harvested animal has tested positive for chronic wasting disease. Violation of this subsection is an infraction punishable under RCW 77.15.160 Infractions.
AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 17-05-112, filed 2/15/17, effective 3/18/17)
WAC 220-413-070 Hunting with aid of aircraft, boats or other vehicles.
(1) It is unlawful to use aircraft, including unmanned aircraft, to spot, locate or report the location of wildlife for the purpose of hunting; except as authorized by a permit issued by the director.
(2) It is unlawful to hunt wildlife from a vehicle, aircraft, including unmanned aircraft, except as authorized by a permit issued by the director, or from a boat propelled by motor unless the motor of such boat has been completely shut off and its progress has ceased.
(3) It is unlawful to use a vehicle, aircraft, unmanned aircraft, or motor-propelled boat for the purpose of pursuing, concentrating, or harassing any wild animal or wild bird.
(4) It is unlawful to hunt big game on the day one was airborne in an aircraft, except on a regularly scheduled commercial airline flight.
(5) It is unlawful to hunt game animals, game birds, or migratory birds on the day one has operated an unmanned aircraft.
AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 17-10-076, filed 5/3/17, effective 6/3/17)
WAC 220-413-100 Mandatory report of hunting activity.
(1) All hunters purchasing a hunting license must report their hunting activity for deer, elk, bear, or turkey.
(a) Hunters must report hunting activity, for each tag and permit acquired, by January 31 or within 10 days after the close of an eligible hunt, whichever date is later.
(b) Reports must be made using the department's designated automated telephone hunter reporting system (toll free) or internet hunter reporting system.
(c) A hunter who fails to report hunting activity, for each tag and permit acquired, by the reporting deadline is in violation of reporting requirements.
(d) Compliance will be credited for each transport tag and permit acquired.
(2) As an incentive for prompt reporting, all hunters who report by midnight January 10 or within 10 days after the last day of their permit hunt will be entered into a drawing for special deer and elk incentive permits. To be eligible for the drawing, hunters must report their hunting activity for each transport tag and permit acquired.
(3) A hunter who fails to report hunting activity by the reporting deadline for deer, elk, bear, or turkey tags and permits acquired the previous year will be required to pay a $10 administrative fee at the time a new license that includes deer, elk, bear, or turkey tags is issued.
(4) All hunters who purchase a migratory bird authorization must report their hunting activity for each harvest record card issued.
(a) Hunters must report harvest information from band-tailed pigeon harvest record cards by September 30 following the season for which the harvest card was issued. Hunters must report harvest information from brant, sea duck, ((and)) snow goose, and SW Canada goose (Goose Management Area 2 Coast and Inland) harvest record cards by ((February 15)) March 20 following the season for which the harvest card was issued.
(b) Hunters must report migratory bird hunting activity ((by mailing all harvest record cards to the department at: 600 Capitol Way N, Olympia, WA 98501, or by reporting harvest information)) at the department's designated internet site listed on the harvest record card, or by mailing all harvest record cards to the department at: P.O. Box 43141, Olympia, WA 98504.
(c) Any hunter who fails to report, for each harvest record card acquired, by the reporting deadlines is in violation of reporting requirements.
(d) Compliance will be credited for each harvest record card acquired.
(5) A hunter who fails to report hunting activity by the reporting deadlines for band-tailed pigeon, brant, sea duck, ((or)) snow goose, or SW Canada goose harvest record card acquired in the previous hunting season must pay a ten-dollar administrative fee at the time a new migratory bird authorization and harvest record card is issued.
(6) A hunter may only be required to pay a maximum of one ten-dollar administrative fee for all game species reporting violations during a license year.
AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 17-10-076, filed 5/3/17, effective 6/3/17)
WAC 220-413-180 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 and mountain goat 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 (Battle Ground).
That portion of GMU 554 (Yale) in Clark County.
Cowlitz
GMU 554 (Yale).
GMU 504 (Stella).
That portion of GMU 564 (Battle Ground) in Cowlitz County.
Grays Harbor
The following 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 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 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).
King
This area is restricted to archery only during general season hunts (agency directed damage permit hunts exempt):
 
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((),)) in GMU 652 limited to archery, shotgun, and muzzleloader.
 
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 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 17-05-112, filed 2/15/17, effective 3/18/17)
WAC 220-414-060 Muzzleloading firearms.
(1) Definitions.
(a) Muzzleloader: A firearm that is loaded from the muzzle and uses black powder or a black powder substitute as recommended by the manufacturer for use in all muzzleloading firearms.
(b) A muzzleloading firearm shall be considered loaded if a powder charge and a projectile, either shot or single projectile are in the barrel and the barrel or breech is capped or primed.
(2) It is unlawful to hunt wildlife using a muzzleloading firearm that does not meet the following specifications:
(a) A muzzleloading shotgun or rifle must have a single or double barrel, rifled or smooth-bored.
(b) A muzzleloading shotgun or rifle used for deer must be .40 caliber or larger. Buckshot size #1 or larger may be used in a smoothbore of .60 caliber or larger for deer.
(c) A muzzleloading shotgun, rifle, or handgun used for all other big game must be .45 caliber or larger.
(d) Persons lawfully hunting small game with a double barrel, muzzleloading shotgun may keep both barrels loaded.
(e) A muzzleloading handgun must have a single or double barrel of at least eight inches, must be rifled, and must be capable of being loaded with forty-five grains or more of black powder or black powder substitute per the manufacturer's recommendations.
(f) A muzzleloading handgun used for big game must be .45 caliber or larger.
(g) A handgun designed to be used with black powder, including black powder percussion revolvers, can be used to hunt forest grouse, cottontail rabbits, and snowshoe hares.
(3) In addition to the above requirements, it is unlawful to participate (hunt) in a muzzleloading hunting season using a firearm that does not meet the following specifications for a muzzleloader. However, a modern handgun may be carried for personal protection. Modern handguns cannot be used to hunt big game or dispatch wounded big game during a big game hunting season for muzzleloading firearms.
(a) Ignition is to be wheel lock, matchlock, flintlock, or percussion ((using original style percussion caps that fit on the nipple and are exposed to the weather. "Exposed to the weather" means the percussion cap or the frizzen must be visible and not capable of being enclosed by an integral part of the weapon proper)). Primers designed to be used in modern cartridges are ((not)) legal.
(b) Sights must be open, peep, or of other open sight design. Fiber optic sights are legal. Telescopic sights or sights containing glass are prohibited.
(c) It is unlawful to have any electrical device or equipment attached to a muzzleloading firearm while hunting.
(d) Those persons lawfully hunting big game with a double barrel muzzleloader may only keep one barrel loaded.
(4) Muzzleloading firearms used during a modern firearm season are not required to meet ignition, sight, or double barrel restrictions.
(5) A violation 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 17-05-112, filed 2/15/17, effective 3/18/17)
WAC 220-414-080 HuntingHunter orange clothing requirements.
(1) Except as authorized in subsection (6) of this section, it is unlawful to hunt upland birds or rabbits during any upland game bird season unless the hunter is wearing fluorescent hunter orange clothing.
(2) It is unlawful to hunt deer or elk during all modern firearm general seasons in any manner unless the hunter is wearing fluorescent hunter orange clothing.
(3) All modern firearm permit holders must wear fluorescent hunter orange clothing.
(4) All master hunters must wear fluorescent hunter orange clothing during all deer and elk hunting seasons that allow the use of modern firearms, except as authorized by department permit.
(5) It is unlawful to hunt bear, cougar, bobcat, raccoon, fox, coyote, rabbit, forest grouse, turkey or hare during those times and in those places open to the taking of deer or elk during a modern firearm season, unless the hunter is wearing fluorescent hunter orange clothing.
(6) Persons who are hunting upland game birds during an upland game bird season with a muzzleloading firearm, bow and arrow or falconry are not required to wear fluorescent hunter orange clothing.
(7) Wearing fluorescent hunter orange clothing means: A minimum of 400 square inches of fluorescent hunter orange exterior clothing, worn above the waist and visible from all sides.
(8) A violation of this section is an infraction, punishable under RCW 77.15.160.
AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 17-10-076, filed 5/3/17, effective 6/3/17)
WAC 220-415-010 Deer area descriptions.
The following areas are defined as deer areas:
Deer Area No. 1008 West Wenaha (Columbia County): That part of GMU 169 west of USFS trail 3112 from Tepee Camp (east fork of Butte Creek) to Butte Creek, and west of Butte Creek to the Washington-Oregon state line.
Deer Area No. 1009 East Wenaha (Columbia, Garfield, Asotin counties): That portion of GMU 169 east of USFS trail 3112 from Tepee Camp (east fork Butte Creek) to Butte Creek, and east of Butte Creek to the Washington-Oregon state line.
Deer Area No. 1010 (Columbia County): GMU 162 excluding National Forest land and the Rainwater Wildlife Area.
Deer Area No. 1021 Clarkston (Asotin County): That portion of GMU 178 beginning at the junction of the Highway 12 bridge and Alpowa Creek; east on Highway 12 to Silcott Road; south and east on Silcott Road to Highway 128; southwest on Highway 128 to McGuire Gulch Road; southeast along the bottom of McGuire Gulch to Asotin Creek; east on Asotin Creek to the Snake River; north and west on the Snake River to Alpowa Creek; southwest of Alpowa Creek to the Highway 12 bridge and the point of beginning.
((Deer Area No. 1030 Republic (Ferry County): That area within 1/2 mile surrounding the incorporated town of Republic.))
Deer Area No. 1031 Parker Lake (Pend Oreille County): That area within GMU 117 south of Ruby Creek Rd (USFS Road 2489), north of Tacoma Creek Rd (USFS Road 2389), and west of Bonneville Power Administration power lines. The Parker Lake Deer Area is a protected area for the U.S. Air Force Military Survival Training Program that allows some limited access for special permit hunting.
Deer Area No. 1035 Highway 395 Corridor (Stevens County): That portion of GMU 121 beginning at the intersection of US Highway (Hwy) 395 (State Route 20) and State Route (SR) 25: S on SR 25 to Old Kettle Rd; E on Old Kettle Rd to Mingo Mountain Rd; S on Mingo Mountain Rd to Greenwood Loop Rd; E on Greenwood Loop Rd to the bridge over the Colville River; S on the Colville River to the bridge over Gold Creek Loop/Valley Westside Rd; W and S on Valley Westside Rd to the Orin-Rice Rd; E on Orin-Rice Rd to Haller Creek Rd; S on Haller Creek Rd to Skidmore Rd; E and S on Skidmore Rd to Arden Hill Rd; E on Arden Hill Rd to Townsend-Sackman Rd; S on Townsend-Sackman Rd to Twelve Mile Rd; S on Twelve Mile Rd to Marble Valley Basin Rd; S on Marble Valley Basin Rd to Zimmer Rd; S on Zimmer Rd to Blue Creek West Rd; E on Blue Creek West Rd to Dry Creek Rd; S on Dry Creek Rd to Duncan Rd; E on Duncan Rd to Tetro Rd; S on Tetro Rd to Heine Rd; E and S on Heine Rd to Farm-to-Market Rd; S on Farm-to-Market Rd to Newton Rd (also known as Rickers Lane); E on Newton Rd to US Hwy 395; N on US Hwy 395 to McLean Rd and Twelve Mile Rd (also known as Old Arden Hwy); N on McLean Rd and Twelve Mile Rd to US Hwy 395; N on US Hwy 395 to Old Arden Hwy (again); N on Old Arden Hwy to US Hwy 395; N on US Hwy 395, through the town of Colville, then W on US Hwy 395 (SR 20) to SR 25 and the point of beginning.
Deer Area No. 1040 (Asotin County): That area within GMU 172 designated as the WDFW owned lands managed as the 4-O Ranch Wildlife Area.
((Deer Area No. 1050 Spokane North (Spokane County): From the intersection of the Spokane River and the Idaho-Washington state line, N to Hauser Lake Rd, W to Starr Rd, S to Newman Lake Dr, W and N to Foothills Rd, W to Forker Rd, N and W to Hwy 206 (Mt Spokane Park Rd), N to Feehan Rd, N to Randall Rd, W to Day Mt Spokane Rd, N to Big Meadows Rd, W to Madison Rd, N to Tallman Rd, W to Elk-Chattaroy Rd, N to Laurel Rd, E to Conklin Rd, N to Nelson Rd, E to Jackson Rd, N to Oregon Rd, E to Jefferson Rd, N to Frideger Rd, W to Elk-Camden Rd, S to Boundary Rd, N and W to Dunn Rd, S to Oregon Rd, W to Hwy 2, S on US Hwy 2 to the Deer Park-Milan Rd, W on the Deer Park-Milan Rd to US Hwy 395 at the town of Deer Park, NW on US Hwy 395 and W onto Williams Valley Rd, W and S to Hattery Rd (Owens Rd), S and E to Swenson Rd, S to Hwy 291, west to Stone Lodge Rd, west to the Spokane River, E on the Spokane River to the Idaho state border and the point of beginning.
Deer Area No. 1060 Spokane South (Spokane County): That part of GMU 127 beginning at the intersection of Spokane River and Barker Rd Bridge, Barker Rd S to 24 Ave, 24 Ave W to Barker Rd, Barker Rd S to 32 Ave, 32 Ave W to Linke Rd, Linke Rd S and E to Chapman Rd, Chapman Rd S to Linke Rd, Linke Rd S to Belmont Rd, Belmont Rd W to Jackson Rd, Jackson Rd S to Hwy 27 S to Elder Rd, Elder Rd W to Valley Chapel Rd, Valley Chapel Rd S to Spangle Creek Rd, Spangle Creek Rd SW to Hwy 195, Hwy 195 N to I-90, I-90 E to Latah Creek at I-90-Latah Creek Bridge, Latah Creek NE to Spokane River, Spokane River E to the Barker Rd Bridge and the point of beginning.
Deer Area No. 1070 Spokane West (Spokane County): That part of GMU 130 beginning at the intersection of I-90 and Latah Creek at I-90-Latah Creek Bridge, NE to Hwy 195 S on Hwy 195 S to Paradise Rd, Paradise Rd W to Smythe Road, Smythe Road NW to Anderson Rd, Anderson Rd W to Cheney Spokane Rd, Cheney Spokane Rd SW to Hwy 904/1st St in the town of Cheney, 1st SW to Salnave Rd/Hwy 902, Salnave Rd NW to Malloy Prairie Rd, Malloy Prairie Rd W to Medical Lake Tyler Rd, Medical Lake Tyler Rd N to Gray Rd, Gray Rd W then N to Fancher Rd, Fancher Rd NW to Ladd Rd, Ladd Rd N to Chase Rd, Chase Rd E to Espanola Rd, Espanola Rd N turns into Wood Rd, Wood Rd N to Coulee Hite Rd, Coulee Hite Rd E to Seven Mile Rd, Seven Mile Rd E to Spokane River, Spokane River S to Latah Creek, Latah Creek S to I-90 at the Latah Creek Bridge and the point of beginning.
Deer Area No. 1080 Colfax (Whitman County): That part of GMUs 139 and 142 beginning at the intersection of Hwy 195 and Crumbaker Rd, NE on Crumbaker Rd to Brose Rd, E on Brose Rd to Glenwood Rd, S on Glenwood Rd to Hwy 272, SE on Hwy 272 to Clear Creek Rd, SE on Clear Creek Rd to Stueckle Rd, S on Stueckle Rd to Palouse River Rd, E to Kenoyier Rd SE to Abbott Rd, S on Abbott Rd to Parvin Rd, S on Parvin Rd to McIntosh Rd, S on McIntosh Rd to 4 mile Rd/Shawnee Rd, W on Shawnee Rd to Hwy 195, N on Hwy 195 to Prune Orchard Rd, W on Prune Orchard Rd to Almota Rd, S on Almota Rd to Duncan Springs Rd, W and NW on Duncan Springs Rd to Airport Rd, NW on Airport Rd to Fairgrounds Rd, N on Fairgrounds Rd to Endicott Rd, NNW on Endicott Rd to Morley Rd, E and S and E on Morley Rd to Hwy 295 (26), NE on Hwy 295 to West River Dr then follow Railroad Tracks NW to Manning Rd, E on Manning Rd to Green Hollow Rd, E and S on Green Hollow Rd to Bill Wilson Rd, E on Bill Wilson Rd to Hwy 195, S on Hwy 195 to Crumbaker Rd and the point of beginning.))
Deer Area No. 2010 Benge (Adams and Whitman counties): That part of GMU 284 beginning at the town of Washtucna; north on SR 261 to Weber Road; east on Weber Road to Benzel Road; north on Benzel Road to Wellsandt Road; east on Wellsandt Road to Hills Road; south on Hills Road to Urquhart Road; east on Urquhart Road to Harder Road, East on Harder Road to McCall Road; east on McCall Road to Gering Road; east on Gering Road to Lakin Road; east on Lakin Road to Revere Road; south on Revere Road to George Knott Road; south on George Knott Road to Rock Creek; south along Rock Creek to the Palouse River; south and west along the Palouse River to SR 26; west on SR 26 to Washtucna and the point of beginning.
Deer Area No. 2011 Lakeview (Grant County): That part of GMU 272 beginning at the junction of SR 28 and First Avenue in Ephrata; west on First Avenue to Sagebrush Flats Road; west on Sagebrush Flats Road to Norton Canyon Road; north on Norton Canyon Road to E Road NW; north on E Road NW to the Grant-Douglas county line; east along the county line to the point where the county line turns north; from this point continue due east to SR 17; south on SR 17 to SR 28 at Soap Lake; south on SR 28 to the junction with First Avenue in Ephrata and the point of beginning.
Deer Area No. 2012 Methow Valley (Okanogan County): All private land in the Methow Watershed located outside the external boundary of the Okanogan National Forest and north of the following boundary: Starting where the Libby Creek Road (County road 1049) intersects the Okanogan National Forest boundary; east on road 1049 to State Hwy 153; north on Hwy 153 to the Old Carlton Road; east on the Old Carlton Road to the Texas Creek Road (County road 1543); east on the Texas Creek Road to the Vintin Road (County road 1552); northeast on the Vintin Road to the Okanogan National Forest boundary.
Deer Area No. 2013 North Okanogan (Okanogan County): Restricted to private land only located within the following boundary: Beginning in Tonasket at the junction of Havillah Rd and Hwy 97; NE on Havillah Rd to Dry Gulch Extension Rd; N to Dry Gulch Rd; N on Dry Gulch Rd to Oroville-Chesaw Rd; W on Oroville-Chesaw Rd to Molson Rd; N on Molson Rd to Nine Mile Rd; N and W on Nine Mile Rd to the Canadian border at the old Sidley Town Site; W along the border to the east shore of Lake Osoyoos; S around Lake Osoyoos to the Okanogan River; S along the east bank of the Okanogan River to the Tonasket Fourth Street Bridge; E on Fourth Street to Hwy 97; N on Hwy 97 to point of beginning.
Deer Area No. 2014 Central Okanogan (Okanogan County): Restricted to private land only located within the following boundary: Beginning in Tonasket on the Okanogan River at the Fourth Street Bridge; S along Hwy 7 to Pine Creek Rd; W along Pine Creek Rd to Horse Spring Coulee Rd; W and N on Horse Spring Coulee Rd to Beeman Rd; W on Beeman Rd to North Lemanasky Rd; S along North Lemanasky Rd to Pine Creek Rd; S on Pine Creek Rd to Hagood Cut-off Rd; S on Hagood Cut-off Rd to South Pine Creek Rd; E on South Pine Creek Rd to Hwy 97; S on Hwy 97 to Town of Riverside North Main Street junction; SE on North Main Street to Tunk Valley Rd and the Okanogan River Bridge; E on Tunk Creek Rd to Chewiliken Valley Rd; NE along Chewiliken Valley Rd to Talkire Lake Rd; N on Talkire Lake Rd to Hwy 20; W on Hwy 20 to the junction of Hwy 20 and Hwy 97; N on Hwy 97 to Fourth Street; W on Fourth Street to point of beginning.
Deer Area No. 2015 Omak (Okanogan County): Restricted to private land only located within the following boundary: Beginning at Hwy 97 and Riverside Cut-off road; west on Riverside Cut-off Rd to Conconully Road; south on Conconully Rd to Danker Cut-off road; west on Danker Cut-off road to Salmon Creek Rd; north on Salmon Creek Rd to Spring Coulee Rd; south on Spring Coulee Rd to B&O Road North Rd; southwest on B&O North Rd to Hwy 20; east on Hwy 20 to B&O Rd; south on B&O Rd to the Town of Malott and the bridge over the Okanogan River; north along the west bank of the Okanogan River to the Town of Riverside and the Tunk Valley road bridge; west on Tunk Valley road to State Street in Riverside; south on State Street to 2nd Street; west on 2nd Street to Hwy 97 and the point of beginning.
Deer Area No. 2016 Conconully (Okanogan County): Restricted to private land only located within the following boundary: Beginning at the Conconully town limit at the south edge of Town and the east shore of Conconully Reservoir; south along the east shore of the reservoir to Salmon Creek; south along the east bank of Salmon Creek to Salmon Creek road at the old Ruby Town site; south on Salmon Creek road to Green Lake road; northeast on Green Lake road to Conconully road; north on Conconully road to the south limit of the Town of Conconully and the point of beginning.
Deer Area No. 2017 Lake Chelan North (Chelan County): Restricted to private land only located within the following boundary: Beginning at the confluence of Purtteman Creek (Purtteman Gulch) and Lake Chelan; NE along Purtteman Creek to Boyd Road; E on Boyd Road to Purtteman Creek Road; N on Purtteman Creek Road to the USFS boundary; W along the USFS boundary to Canyon Ranch Road (Joe Creek); SE on Canyon Ranch Road to Grade Creek Road; SE on Grade Creek Road to Lower Joe Creek Road; SE on Lower Joe Creek Road to Emerson Acres Road; west on Emerson Acres Road to Lake Chelan; S along the north shore of Lake Chelan to the point of beginning.
Deer Area No. 3071 Whitcomb (Benton County): That part of GMU 373 made up by the Whitcomb Unit of the Umatilla National Wildlife Refuge.
Deer Area No. 3072 Paterson (Benton County): That part of GMU 373 made up by the Paterson Unit of the Umatilla National Wildlife Refuge.
Deer Area No. 3088 High Prairie (Klickitat County): That portion of GMU 388 (Grayback) that is south of SR 142.
Deer Area No. 3334 Ellensburg (Kittitas County): Beginning at the confluence of the Yakima River and Wilson Creek, north up Wilson Creek to the John Wayne Pioneer Trail, west and north on the John Wayne Pioneer Trail to State Hwy 10, north and west on State Hwy 10 to the Thorp Highway, south and east on the Thorp Highway to the Yakima River (Thorp Highway Bridge), south and upstream on the Yakima River to the confluence of Taneum Creek and the Yakima River, south and west up Taneum Creek to the South Branch Canal, south and east on the South Branch Canal and South Branch Extension Canal to Umtanum Road, north on Umtanum Road to Lower Riverbottom Road, east and south on Lower Riverbottom Road to the Fogarty Ditch, south and east on the Fogarty Ditch to the Yakima River, south and east along the Yakima River to Wilson Creek and the point of beginning.
Deer Area No. 3372 Sunnyside (Yakima County): Beginning in Union Gap where I-82 crosses the Yakima River, follow I-82 east to the Yakima River Bridge in Prosser. Upstream on the Yakima River to the point of beginning. The islands in the Yakima River are on the Yakama Indian Reservation and are not part of the deer area.
Deer Area No. 3682 Ahtanum (Yakima County): That part of GMU 368 beginning at the power line crossing on Ahtanum Creek in T12N, R16E, Section 15; west up Ahtanum Creek to South Fork Ahtanum Creek; southwest up South Fork Ahtanum Creek to its junction with Reservation Creek; southwest up Reservation Creek and the Yakama Indian Reservation boundary to the main divide between the Diamond Fork drainage and Ahtanum Creek drainage; north along the crest of the main divide between the Diamond Fork drainage and the Ahtanum Creek drainage to Darland Mountain; northeast on US Forest Service Trail 615 to US Forest Service Road 1020; northeast on US Forest Service Road 1020 to US Forest Service Road 613; northeast on US Forest Service Road 613 to US Forest Service Trail 1127; northeast on US Forest Service Trail 1127 to US Forest Service Road 1302 (Jump Off Road), southeast of the Jump Off Lookout Station; northeast on US Forest Service Road 1302 (Jump Off Road) to Hwy 12. Northeast on Hwy 12 to the Naches River. Southeast down the Naches River to Cowiche Creek. West up Cowiche Creek and the South Fork Cowiche Creek to Summitview Ave. Northwest on Summitview Ave to Cowiche Mill Road. West on Cowiche Mill Road to the power line in the northeast corner of T13N, R15E, SEC 13. Southeast along the power line to Ahtanum Creek and the point of beginning.
((Deer Area No. 3372 Sunnyside (Yakima County): Beginning in Union Gap where I-82 crosses the Yakima River, follow I-82 east to the Yakima River Bridge in Prosser. Upstream on the Yakima River to the point of beginning. The islands in the Yakima River are on the Yakama Indian Reservation and are not part of the deer area.))
Deer Area No. 4541 North Issaquah (King and Snohomish counties): That portion of GMU 454 beginning at the mouth of the Snohomish River at the city of Everett; SE up the Snohomish River to the Snoqualmie River; SE up the Snoqualmie River to NE Woodinville-Duvall Rd; E on NE Woodinville-Duvall Rd State Route (SR) 203 at the town of Duvall; S on SR 203 to SR 202 (Fall City-Snoqualmie Rd) at the town of Fall City; S on SR 202 (Fall City-Snoqualmie Rd), across the Snoqualmie River, to Preston-Fall City Rd; SW on Preston-Fall City Rd to SE 82nd St at the town of Preston; E on SE 82nd St to Interstate Hwy (I)-90; E on I-90 to SR 18; S and W on SR 18 to SR 99; N on SR 99 to SR 509; W on SR 509 to Redondo Way South; NW on Redondo Way South to the town of Redondo on Puget Sound; SW across East Passage to the Pierce-King county line at the point where the county line turns southeast, northwest of Dash Point; W and N along the King County line excluding Vashon-Maury Island; to the King, Snohomish, and Kitsap counties line junction in the Puget Sound West of Point Wells; N on the Snohomish County line through Possession Sound to a point on the Snohomish County line due West of the northern tip of Gedney Island (Hat Island); E to the northern tip of Gedney Island; E from the northern tip of Gedney Island to the mouth of the Snohomish River and the point of beginning.
Deer Area No. 5064: That part of GMU 564 in the Columbia River near the mouth of the Cowlitz River made up of Cottonwood Island and Howard Island.
Deer Area No. 5382 Simcoe (Klickitat County): That area within GMU 382 designated as WDFW owned lands managed as the Simcoe Mountains Unit of the Klickitat Wildlife Area.
Deer Area No. 6020 (Clallam and Jefferson counties): Dungeness-Miller Peninsula: That part of GMU 624 west of Discovery Bay and Salmon Creek.
AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 17-10-076, filed 5/3/17, effective 6/3/17)
WAC 220-415-020 ((2015-2017)) 2018-2020 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)) 2018 Dates
((2016)) 2019 Dates
((2017)) 2020 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)) 13-26
Oct. ((15-28)) 12-25
Oct. ((14-27)) 17-30
101, 105, 108, 111, 113, 117, 121, 124
Any white-tailed buck
 
Oct. ((17-27)) 13-23
Oct. ((15-25)) 12-22
Oct. ((14-24)) 17-27
203 through 284
Any white-tailed buck
 
Oct. ((17-27)) 13-23
Oct. ((15-25)) 12-22
Oct. ((14-24)) 17-27
127 through 154, 162 through 186 (except Deer Area 1040)
White-tailed, 3 pt. min.
 
Oct. ((17-27)) 13-23
Oct. ((15-25)) 12-22
Oct. ((14-24)) 17-27
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)) 13-23
Oct. ((15-25)) 12-22
Oct. ((14-24)) 17-27
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 closed in Deer Area 5382), 388
Mule deer, 3 pt. min.
Western
Washington
Black-tailed Deer
Oct. 13-31
Oct. 12-31
Oct. 17 - Nov. 1
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
 
Oct. 13-31
Oct. 12-31
Oct. 17 - Nov. 1
578
3 pt. min
LATE GENERAL SEASON
Western
Washington
Black-tailed Deer
Nov. ((19-22)) 15-18
Nov. ((17-20)) 14-17
Nov. ((16-19)) 19-22
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)) 15-18
Nov. ((17-20)) 14-17
Nov. ((16-19)) 19-22
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)) 10-19
Nov. ((5-19)) 9-19
Nov. ((11-19)) 7-19
105, 108, 111, 113, 117, 121, 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, AND YOUTH GENERAL SEASONS
Eastern
Washington
White-tailed Deer
Oct. ((17-30)) 13-26 and Nov. 10-19
Oct. ((15-28)) 12-25 and Nov. 9-19
Oct. ((14-27)) 17-30 and Nov. 7-19
124
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)) 13-23
Oct. ((15-25)) 12-22
Oct. ((14-24)) 17-27
127 through 142, 145, 149, 154, Deer Area 1010, and 178
White-tailed, 3 pt. min. or antlerless
DISABLED AND YOUTH GENERAL SEASONS
Eastern
Washington
White-tailed Deer
Oct. 13-14 and Oct. 20-21
Oct. 12-13 and Oct. 19-20
Oct. ((14-15)) 17-18 and Oct. ((21-22)) 24-25
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 220-414-070).
Hunt Area
((2015)) 2018 Dates
((2016)) 2019 Dates
((2017)) 2020 Dates
Game Management Units (GMUs)
Legal Deer
EARLY ARCHERY GENERAL DEER SEASONS
Western
Washington
Black-tailed Deer
Sept. ((1-30)) 1-28
Sept. ((1-30)) 1-27
Sept. ((1-29)) 1-25
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)) 1-23
Sept. ((1-25)) 1-22
Sept. ((1-24)) 1-20
510, 513, 516, 520, 524, 530, 556
Any deer
 
 
 
 
506, ((530,)) 550, 560, 572
Any buck
Eastern
Washington
Mule Deer
Sept. ((1-30)) 1-28
Sept. ((1-30)) 1-27
Sept. ((1-29)) 1-25
((105)) 101 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, 284, 373, 379, 381, 382 (except closed in Deer Area 5382), 388, Deer Area 3334
3 pt. min. or antlerless
 
Sept. ((1-27)) 1-23
Sept. ((1-25)) 1-22
Sept. ((1-24)) 1-20
154, 162, 163, 178
3 pt. min. or antlerless
 
Sept. ((1-27)) 1-23
Sept. ((1-25)) 1-22
Sept. ((1-24)) 1-20
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)) 16-28
Sept. ((16-30)) 16-27
Sept. ((16-29)) 16-25
((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)) 1-28
Sept. ((1-30)) 1-27
Sept. ((1-29)) 1-25
101 through 124, 204 through 250, 254 through 284, 373, 379, 381
Any white-tailed deer
 
Sept. ((1-30)) 1-28
Sept. ((1-30)) 1-27
Sept. ((1-29)) 1-25
127 through 149, 166, 172 (except Deer Area 1040), 181, 186
White-tailed, 3 pt. min. or antlerless
 
Sept. ((1-27)) 1-23
Sept. ((1-25)) 1-22
Sept. ((1-24)) 1-20
154, 162, 163, 178
White-tailed, 3 pt. min. or antlerless
 
Sept. ((1-27)) 1-23
Sept. ((1-25)) 1-22
Sept. ((1-24)) 1-20
169, 175
White-tailed, 3 pt. min.
LATE ARCHERY GENERAL DEER SEASONS
Western
Washington
Black-tailed Deer
Nov. ((25)) 21 - Dec. 15
Nov. ((23)) 27 - Dec. 15
Nov. ((22)) 25 - Dec. 15
437, 466, 510 through 520, 524
Any deer
 
Nov. ((25)) 21 - Dec. 15
Nov. ((23)) 27 - Dec. 15
Nov. ((22)) 25 - Dec. 15
448, 460, 506, 530, 560, 572, 601, 603 through 618, 638, 642, 681, and 699
Any buck
 
Nov. ((25)) 21 - Dec. 31
Nov. ((23)) 27 - Dec. 31
Nov. ((22)) 25 - 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)) 21 - Dec. 8
Nov. ((23)) 27 - Dec. 8
Nov. ((22)) 25 - 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
((White-tailed, any buck))
Any white-tailed deer
 
Nov. 25 - Dec. 15
Nov. 25 - Dec. 15
Nov. 25 - Dec. 15
105, 108, 117, 121, 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)) 21 - Dec. 15
Nov. ((23)) 27 - Dec. 15
Nov. ((22)) 25 - Dec. 15
204, 209, 215, 233, 243, 373((, 204, 209))
Any white-tailed deer
 
 
((Nov. 23 - Dec. 9
Nov. 22 - Dec. 15
105, 108, 117, 121
White-tailed, any buck))
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 220-414-060) or archery equipment (WAC 220-414-070).
Hunt Area
((2015)) 2018 Dates
((2016)) 2019 Dates
((2017)) 2020 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)) Sept. 29 - Oct. 7
((Oct. 1-9)) Sept. 28 - Oct. 6
((Sept. 30 - Oct. 8)) Sept. 26 - Oct. 4
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)) 633 through 651, 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)) Sept. 29 - Oct. 7
((Oct. 1-9)) Sept. 28 - Oct. 6
((Sept. 30 - Oct. 8)) Sept. 26 - Oct. 4
((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
 
 
 
 
101 through 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)) Sept. 29 - Oct. 7
((Oct. 1-9)) Sept. 28 - Oct. 6
((Sept. 30 - Oct. 8)) Sept. 26 - Oct. 4
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)) Sept. 29 - Oct. 7
((Oct. 1-9)) Sept. 28 - Oct. 6
((Sept. 30 - Oct. 8)) Sept. 26 - Oct. 4
Deer Areas 3334 and 3372
3 pt. min. or antlerless
LATE MUZZLELOADER GENERAL DEER SEASONS
Western
Washington
Black-tailed
Deer
Nov. ((25)) 21 - Dec. 15
Nov. ((23)) 27 - Dec. 15
Nov. ((22)) 25 - 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)) 21 - Dec. 8
Nov. ((23)) 27 - Dec. 8
Nov. ((22)) 25 - Dec. 8
113
Any white-tailed buck
 
Nov. 25 - Dec. 8
Nov. 25 - Dec. 8
Nov. 25 - Dec. 8
130, 133, 136, 139, 142
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)) 25 - Dec. 8
Nov. ((20-30)) 25 - Dec. 8
Nov. ((20-30)) 25 - Dec. 8
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. 25 - Dec. 8
Nov. 25 - Dec. 8
Nov. 25 - Dec. 8
379, 381
3 pt. min.
 
Nov. 20-30
Nov. 20-30
Nov. 20-30
((379,)) 382 (except closed in Deer Area 5382)
3 pt. min.
AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 17-10-076, filed 5/3/17, effective 6/3/17)
WAC 220-415-030 ((2017)) 2018 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. 21 - Nov. 22))
Oct. 20 - Nov. 21
White-tailed, Any buck
GMU 105
5
Kelly Hill Mule Deer Buck
Modern
Any
Nov. ((4-22)) 3-21
Mule deer, 3 pt. min.
GMU 105
1
Douglas White-tailed Buck
Modern
Any
((Oct. 21 - Nov. 22))
Oct. 20 - Nov. 21
White-tailed, Any buck
GMU 108
5
Douglas Mule Deer Buck
Modern
Any
Nov. ((4-22)) 3-21
Mule deer, 3 pt. min.
GMU 108
1
Aladdin White-tailed Buck
Modern
Any
((Oct. 21 - Nov. 22))
Oct. 20 - Nov. 21
White-tailed, Any buck
GMU 111
5
Aladdin Mule Deer Buck
Modern
Any
Nov. ((4-22)) 3-21
Mule deer, 3 pt. min.
GMU 111
1
Selkirk Mule Deer Buck
Modern
Any
Nov. ((4-22)) 3-21
Mule deer, 3 pt. min.
GMU 113
1
49 Degrees North White-tailed Buck
Modern
Any
((Oct. 21 - Nov. 22))
Oct. 20 - Nov. 21
White-tailed, Any buck
GMU 117
5
49 Degrees North Mule Deer Buck
Modern
Any
Nov. ((4-22)) 3-21
Mule deer, 3 pt. min.
GMU 117
1
Huckleberry White-tailed Buck
Modern
Any
((Oct. 21 - Nov. 22))
Oct. 20 - Nov. 21
White-tailed, Any buck
GMU 121
5
Huckleberry Mule Deer Buck
Modern
Any
Nov. ((4-22)) 3-21
Mule deer, 3 pt. min.
GMU 121
1
Mt. Spokane
Modern
Any
Nov. 20-24
Any buck
GMU 124
5
Mica Peak
Modern
Any
Nov. 20-24
3 pt. min.
GMU 127
5
Cheney
Modern
Any
Nov. 20-24
3 pt. min.
GMU 130
5
Roosevelt
Modern
Any
Nov. 20-24
3 pt. min.
GMU 133
5
Steptoe
Modern
Any
Nov. 20-24
3 pt. min.
GMU 139
5
Almota
Modern
Any
Nov. 20-24
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)) Deer 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)) 5-11
White-tailed deer, 3 pt. min.
Deer Area 1040
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
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
15
Alta
Modern
Any
Nov. 1-20
Any buck
GMU 242
((10))
15
Manson
Modern
Any
Nov. 1-20
Any buck
GMU 243
7
Chiwawa
Modern
Any
Nov. 1-20
Any buck
GMU 245
19
Slide Ridge
Modern
Any
Nov. 1-20
Any buck
GMU 246
7
Entiat
Modern
Any
Nov. 1-20
Any buck
GMU 247
18
Swakane
Modern
Any
Nov. 1-20
Any buck
GMU 250
11
Mission
Modern
Any
Nov. 1-20
Any buck
GMU 251
7
Desert
Modern
Any
Oct. ((21-29)) 20-28
Any buck
GMU 290
14
Desert
Modern
Any
Nov. ((11-19)) 10-18
Any buck
GMU 290
5
Naneum
Modern
Any
Nov. ((13-19)) 12-18
Any buck
GMU 328
14
Quilomene
Modern
Any
Nov. ((6-19)) 5-18
Any buck
GMU 329
13
Teanaway
Modern
Any
Nov. ((13-19)) 12-18
Any buck
GMU 335
21
L.T. Murray
Modern
Any
Nov. ((13-19)) 12-18
Any buck
GMUs 336, 340
5
Bethel
Modern
Any
Nov. ((6-19)) 5-18
Any buck
GMU 360
5
Cowiche
Modern
Any
Nov. ((6-19)) 5-18
Any buck
GMU 368
10
Alkali
Modern
Any
Nov. ((4-19)) 3-18
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. ((6-21)) 5-20
3 pt. min.
GMU 388
40
Nooksack
Modern
Any
Nov. ((11-16)) 1-14
Any buck
GMU 418
25
Skagit
Modern
Any
Nov. ((11-16)) 1-14
Any buck
GMU 426
10
Sauk
Modern
Any
Nov. ((11-16)) 1-14
Any buck
GMU 437
25
Stillaguamish
Modern
Any
Nov. ((11-16)) 1-19
Any buck
GMU 448
((10))
12
Snoqualmie
Modern
Any
Nov. ((11-16)) 1-19
Any buck
GMU 460
10
Green River
Any tag
Any
((Nov. 4-10))
Oct. 20-26
Any buck
GMU 485
5
Lincoln
Modern
Any
Nov. ((1-15)) 1-14
Any buck
GMU 501
4
Mossyrock
Modern
Any
Nov. ((1-15)) 1-14
Any buck
GMU 505
4
Willapa Hills
Modern
Any
Nov. ((1-15)) 1-14
Any buck
GMU 506
4
Stormking
Modern
Any
Nov. ((1-15)) 1-14
Any buck
GMU 510
1
South Rainier
Modern
Any
Nov. ((1-15)) 1-14
Any buck
GMU 513
1
Packwood
Modern
Any
Nov. ((1-15)) 1-14
Any buck
GMU 516
1
Winston
Modern
Any
Nov. ((1-15)) 1-14
Any buck
GMU 520
4
Ryderwood
Modern
Any
Nov. ((1-15)) 1-14
Any buck
GMU 530
4
Coweeman
Modern
Any
Nov. ((1-15)) 1-14
Any buck
GMU 550
4
Toutle
Modern
Any
Nov. ((1-15)) 1-14
Any buck
GMU 556
1
Lewis River
Modern
Any
Nov. ((1-15)) 1-14
Any buck
GMU 560
1
Washougal
Modern
Any
Nov. ((1-15)) 1-14
Any buck
GMU 568
2
Siouxon
Modern
Any
Nov. ((1-15)) 1-14
Any buck
GMU 572
1
Wind River
Modern
Any
Nov. ((16-21)) 12-20
Any buck
GMU 574
40
West Klickitat
Modern
Any
Nov. ((16-22)) 12-20
3 pt. min.
GMU 578
25
Mason
Modern
Any
Nov. ((1-15)) 1-14
Any buck
GMU 633
10
Wynoochee
Modern
Any
Nov. ((1-15)) 1-14
Any buck
GMU 648
((10))
8
Satsop
Modern
Any
Nov. ((1-15)) 1-14
Any buck
GMU 651
10
White River
Modern
Any
Nov. ((1-15)) 1-14
Any buck
GMU 653
10
Mashel
Modern
Any
Nov. ((1-15)) 1-14
Any buck
GMU 654
10
Minot Peak
Modern
Any
Nov. 1-14
Any buck
GMU 660
4
Capitol Peak
Modern
Any
Nov. ((1-15)) 1-14
Any buck
GMU 663
((10))
7
Skookumchuck
Modern
Any
Nov. ((1-15)) 1-14
Any buck
GMU 667
10
Fall River
Modern
Any
Nov. 1-14
Any buck
GMU 672
4
Chiliwist
Archery
Any
Nov. 21-30
Any buck
GMU 239
((15))
10
Chiwawa
Archery
Any
Dec. 1-8
Any buck
GMU 245
7
Slide Ridge
Archery
Any
Dec. 1-8
Any buck
GMU 246
2
Entiat
Archery
Any
Nov. 21-30
Any buck
GMU 247
35
Desert
Archery
Any
Sept. 1 - Oct. ((7)) 5
Any buck
GMU 290
12
Desert
Archery
Any
((Nov. 25 - Dec. 10))
Nov. 24 - Dec. 9
Any buck
GMU 290
12
Naneum
Archery
Any
Nov. ((20)) 21 - Dec. 8
Any buck
GMU 328
8
Quilomene
Archery
Any
Nov. ((20)) 21 - Dec. 8
Any buck
GMU 329
6
Teanaway
Archery
Any
Nov. ((20)) 21 - Dec. 8
Any buck
GMU 335
10
((Simcoe
Archery
Any
Sept. 1-29
3 pt. min.
Dear Area 5382
3
West Klickitat
Archery
Any
Nov. 23-29
3 pt. min.
GMU 578
40))
Kitsap
Archery
Any
Nov. ((1-15)) 1-14
Any buck
GMU 627
10
Skokomish
Archery
Any
Nov. ((1-15)) 1-14
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. 21-30
Any buck
GMU 242
15
Chiwawa
Muzzleloader
Any
Nov. 25-30
Any buck
GMU 245
2
Slide Ridge
Muzzleloader
Any
Nov. 25-30
Any buck
GMU 246
1
Mission
Muzzleloader
Any
Nov. 25-30
Any buck
GMU 251
11
Desert
Muzzleloader
Any
Oct. ((7-15)) 6-14
Any buck
GMU 290
2
Teanaway
Muzzleloader
Any
Nov. ((6-12)) 5-11
Any buck
GMU 335
3
L.T. Murray
Muzzleloader
Any
Nov. ((6-12)) 5-11
Any buck
GMUs 336, 340
1
Bald Mountain
Muzzleloader
Any
Nov. ((6-19)) 5-18
Any buck
GMUs 342, 346
2
Naneum
Muzzleloader
Any
Nov. ((6-12)) 5-11
Any buck
GMU 328
1
Quilomene
Muzzleloader
Any
((Sept. 30 - Oct. 8))
Sept. 29 - Oct. 7
Any buck
GMU 329
1
((Simcoe
Muzzleloader
Any
Nov. 20-30
3 pt. min.
Dear Area 5382
3
West Klickitat
Muzzleloader
Any
Nov. 30 - Dec. 6
3 pt. min.
GMU 578
40))
Olympic
Muzzleloader
Any
Nov. ((1-15)) 1-14
Any buck
GMU 621
10
Bucks
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hunt Name
Weapon/Tag
Hunters
Hunt Dates
Special Restrictions
Boundary
Permits
Palouse
Modern
Any
Nov. 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((-)), 163,166
110
Blue Mtns. Foothills East
Modern
Any
Nov. 9-19
White-tailed, 3 pt. min.
GMUs 145, 172 (except Deer Area 1040)((-)), 178, 181
50
Mayview
Any tag
Any
Nov. 16-19
3 pt. min.
GMU 145
25
Ten Forty
Modern
Any
Oct. ((14-22)) 13-21
3 pt. min.
Deer Area 1040
2
Lick Creek
Modern
Any
Nov. 20-24
3 pt. min.
GMU 175
1
East Okanogan
Modern
Any
Nov. 1-20
Any white-tailed deer
GMU 204
40
Sinlahekin
Modern
Any
Nov. 1-20
Any white-tailed deer
GMU 215
50
Chewuch
Modern
Any
Nov. 1-20
Any white-tailed deer
GMU 218
15
Pearrygin
Modern
Any
Nov. 1-20
Any white-tailed deer
GMU 224
15
Gardner
Modern
Any
Nov. 1-20
Any white-tailed deer
GMU 231
15
Pogue
Modern
Any
Nov. 1-20
Any white-tailed deer
GMU 233
15
Chiliwist
Modern
Any
Nov. 1-20
Any white-tailed deer
GMU 239
15
Alta
Modern
Any
Nov. 1-20
Any white-tailed deer
GMU 242
15
Ritzville
Modern
Any
Nov. 1-20
Any buck
GMU 284
9
Simcoe
Modern
Any
Oct. 13-23
3 pt. min.
Deer Area 5382
3
Hoko
Modern
Any
Nov. ((1-15)) 1-14
Any buck
GMU 601
5
Sol Duc
Modern
Any
Nov. ((1-15)) 1-14
Any buck
GMU 607
5
Goodman
Modern
Any
Nov. ((1-15)) 1-14
Any buck
GMU 612
5
Clearwater
Modern
Any
Nov. ((1-15)) 1-14
Any buck
GMU 615
5
Quinault Ridge
Modern
Any
Nov. ((1-15)) 1-14
Any buck
GMU 638
((5))
2
North River
Modern
Any
Nov. ((1-15)) 1-14
Any buck
GMU 658
((10))
5
Williams Creek
Modern
Any
Nov. ((1-15)) 1-14
Any buck
GMU 673
((10))
7
Bear River-Long Beach
Modern
Any
Nov. ((1-15)) 1-14
Any buck
GMUs 681, 684
((5))
2
Parker Lake
Archery
Any
Sept. 1-30 and Nov. ((20)) 19 - Dec. ((2)) 1
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
21
Alkali
Archery
Any
Sept. ((1-24)) 1-23
Any buck
GMU 371
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
Simcoe
Archery
Any
Sept. 1-28
3 pt. min.
Deer Area 5382
3
West Klickitat
Archery
Any
Nov. 21-29
3 pt. min.
GMU 578
40
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. 1-31 and Dec. ((3-15)) 2-14
Any white-tailed deer
Deer Area 1031
5
((Roosevelt
Muzzleloader
Any
Sept. 30 - Oct. 13
ONLY 2 pt. x 2 pt. mule deer bucks
GMU 133
25
Harrington
Muzzleloader
Any
Sept. 30 - Oct. 13
ONLY 2 pt. x 2 pt. mule deer bucks
GMU 136
25
Steptoe
Muzzleloader
Any
Sept. 30 - Oct. 13
ONLY 2 pt. x 2 pt. mule deer bucks
GMU 139
25
Almota
Muzzleloader
Any
Sept. 30 - Oct. 13
ONLY 2 pt. x 2 pt. mule deer bucks
GMU 142
25))
Dayton
Muzzleloader
Any
((Sept. 30 - Oct. 8))
Sept. 29 - Oct. 7
3 pt. min.
GMU 162
25
Tucannon
Muzzleloader
Any
((Sept. 30 - Oct. 8))
Sept. 29 - Oct. 7
3 pt. min.
GMU 166
10
Wenaha
Muzzleloader
Any
((Sept. 30 - Oct. 8))
Sept. 29 - Oct. 7
3 pt. min.
GMU 169
((15))
20
Mountain View
Muzzleloader
Any
((Sept. 30 - Oct. 8))
Sept. 29 - Oct. 7
3 pt. min.
GMU 172 (except Deer Area 1040)
15
Ten Forty
Muzzleloader
Any
((Sept. 30 - Oct. 8))
Sept. 29 - Oct. 7
3 pt. min.
Deer Area 1040
2
Peola
Muzzleloader
Any
Sept. 29 - Oct. 7
3 pt. min.
GMU 178
10
Ritzville
Muzzleloader
Any
Nov. ((25-30)) 24-30
Any buck
GMU 284
1
Alkali
Muzzleloader
Any
((Sept. 25 - Oct. 15))
Sept. 24 - Oct. 14
Any buck
GMU 371
1
Kahlotus
Muzzleloader
Any
((Sept. 30 - Oct. 8))
Sept. 29 - Oct. 7
Any buck
GMU 381
20
Simcoe
Muzzleloader
Any
Nov. 20-30
3 pt. min.
Deer Area 5382
3
West Klickitat
Muzzleloader
Any
Nov. 30 - Dec. 8
3 pt. min.
GMU 578
40
Dickey
Muzzleloader
Any
Nov. ((1-15)) 1-14
Any buck
GMU 602
5
Copalis-Matheny
Muzzleloader
Any
Nov. ((1-15)) 1-14
Any buck
GMUs 618, 642
5
Antlerless
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hunt Name
Weapon/Tag
Hunters
Hunt Dates
Special Restrictions
Boundary
Permits
Sherman
Modern
Any
Oct. 13-26
White-tailed, antlerless
GMU 101
10
Kelly Hill
Modern
Any
Oct. 13-26
White-tailed, antlerless
GMU 105
30
Douglas
Modern
Any
Oct. 13-26
White-tailed, antlerless
GMU 108
40
Aladdin
Modern
Any
Oct. 13-26
White-tailed, antlerless
GMU 111
50
Selkirk
Modern
Any
Oct. 13-26
White-tailed, antlerless
GMU 113
50
49 Degrees North
Modern
Any
Oct. 13-26
White-tailed, antlerless
GMU 117
100
Huckleberry
Modern
Any
Oct. 13-26
White-tailed, antlerless
GMU 121
225
Mayview
Modern
Any
Nov. 1-12
Antlerless
GMU 145
((50))
40
Mayview
Modern
Any
Nov. 1-12
White-tailed, antlerless
GMU 145
25
Prescott
Modern
Any
Nov. 1-12
Antlerless
GMU 149
((80))
70
Prescott
Modern
Any
Nov. 1-12
White-tailed, antlerless
GMU 149
20
Blue Creek
Modern
Any
Nov. 9-19
White-tailed, antlerless
GMU 154
50
Dayton
Modern
Any
Nov. 9-19
White-tailed, antlerless
GMU 162
100
Ten Ten
Modern
Any
Nov. 9-19
Antlerless
Deer Area 1010
30
Marengo
Modern
Any
Nov. 1-12
White-tailed, antlerless
GMU 163
50
Marengo
Modern
Any
Nov. 1-12
Antlerless
GMU 163
((40))
30
Peola
Modern
Any
Nov. 1-12
Antlerless
GMU 178
((75))
50
Couse
Modern
Any
Nov. 1-12
Antlerless
GMU 181
25
East Klickitat
Modern
Any
Oct. ((14-24)) 13-23
Antlerless
GMU 382 (except ((Dear)) CLOSED in Deer Area 5382)
5
((Grayback
Modern
Any
Oct. 14-24
Antlerless
GMU 388
5))
Lincoln
Modern
Any
Oct. ((14-31)) 13-31
Antlerless
GMU 501
15
Stella
Modern
Any
Oct. ((14-31)) 13-31
Antlerless
GMU 504
15
Mossyrock
Modern
Any
Oct. ((14-31)) 13-31
Antlerless
GMU 505
30
South Rainier
Modern
Any
Oct. ((14-31)) 13-31
Antlerless
GMU 513
10
Winston
Modern
Any
Oct. ((14-31)) 13-31
Antlerless
GMU 520
20
Ryderwood
Modern
Any
Oct. ((14-31)) 13-31
Antlerless
GMU 530
10
Lewis River
Modern
Any
Oct. ((14-31)) 13-31
Antlerless
GMU 560
3
Siouxon
Modern
Any
Oct. ((14-31)) 13-31
Antlerless
GMU 572
3
Wind River
Modern
Any
Oct. ((14-31)) 13-31
Antlerless
GMU 574
3
West Klickitat
Modern
Any
Oct. ((14-31)) 13-31
Antlerless
GMU 578
5
Olympic
Modern
Any
Oct. ((14-31)) 13-31
Antlerless
GMU 621
((40))
15
Coyle
Modern
Any
Oct. ((14-31)) 13-31
Antlerless
GMU 624
20
Kitsap
Modern
Any
Oct. ((14-31)) 13-31
Antlerless
GMU 627
15
Mason
Modern
Any
Oct. ((14-31)) 13-31
Antlerless
GMU 633
((35))
15
Skokomish
Modern
Any
Oct. ((14-31)) 13-31
Antlerless
GMU 636
((20))
5
Wynoochee
Modern
Any
Oct. ((14-31)) 13-31
Antlerless
GMU 648
20
Satsop
Modern
Any
Oct. ((14-31)) 13-31
Antlerless
GMU 651
((20))
15
Mashel
Modern
Any
Oct. ((14-31)) 13-31
Antlerless
GMU 654
30
North River
Modern
Any
Oct. ((14-31)) 13-31
Antlerless
GMU 658
15
Minot Peak
Modern
Any
Oct. ((14-31)) 13-31
Antlerless
GMU 660
((20))
15
Capitol Peak
Modern
Any
Oct. ((14-31)) 13-31
Antlerless
GMU 663
((15))
12
Skookumchuck
Modern
Any
Oct. ((14-31)) 13-31
Antlerless
GMU 667
30
Williams Creek
Modern
Any
Oct. ((14-31)) 13-31
Antlerless
GMU 673
5
Whitcomb
Archery
Any
Oct. 20-30
Antlerless
Deer Area 3071
10
Paterson
Archery
Any
Oct. 20-30
Antlerless
Deer Area 3072
10
((Grayback
Archery
Any
Nov. 22 - Dec. 8
Antlerless
GMU 388
75))
Whitcomb
Muzzleloader
Any
Nov. 29 - Dec. 5
Antlerless
Deer Area 3071
10
Paterson
Muzzleloader
Any
Nov. 29 - Dec. 5
Antlerless
Deer Area 3072
10
Selkirk
Muzzleloader
Any
Nov. 25 - Dec. 8
White-tailed, antlerless
GMU 113
15
Washtucna
Muzzleloader
Any
Nov. 25 - Dec. 8
Antlerless
GMUs 139, 142, 284, 381
200
Prescott
Muzzleloader
Any
((Sept. 30 - Oct. 8))
Sept. 29 - Oct. 7
Antlerless
GMU 149
((35))
25
Blue Creek
Muzzleloader
Any
((Sept. 30 - Oct. 8))
Sept. 29 - Oct. 7
Antlerless
GMU 154
20
Mossyrock
Muzzleloader
Any
((Sept. 30 - Oct. 8))
Sept. 29 - Oct. 7
Antlerless
GMU 505
10
Stormking
Muzzleloader
Any
((Sept. 30 - Oct. 8))
Sept. 29 - Oct. 7
Antlerless
GMU 510
5
South Rainier
Muzzleloader
Any
((Sept. 30 - Oct. 8))
Sept. 29 - Oct. 7
Antlerless
GMU 513
5
Packwood
Muzzleloader
Any
((Sept. 30 - Oct. 8))
Sept. 29 - Oct. 7
Antlerless
GMU 516
5
Winston
Muzzleloader
Any
((Sept. 30 - Oct. 8))
Sept. 29 - Oct. 7
Antlerless
GMU 520
5
Ryderwood
Muzzleloader
Any
((Sept. 30 - Oct. 8))
Sept. 29 - Oct. 7
Antlerless
GMU 530
10
Coweeman
Muzzleloader
Any
((Sept. 30 - Oct. 8))
Sept. 29 - Oct. 7
Antlerless
GMU 550
10
Yale
Muzzleloader
Any
((Sept. 30 - Oct. 8))
Sept. 29 - Oct. 7
Antlerless
GMU 554
2
West Klickitat
Muzzleloader
Any
((Sept. 30 - Oct. 8))
Sept. 29 - Oct. 7
Antlerless
GMU 578
5
Olympic
Muzzleloader
Any
((Sept. 30 - Oct. 8))
Sept. 29 - Oct. 7
Antlerless
GMU 621
((40))
20
Coyle
Muzzleloader
Any
((Sept. 30 - Oct. 8))
Sept. 29 - Oct. 7
Antlerless
GMU 624
((25))
20
Kitsap
Muzzleloader
Any
((Sept. 30 - Oct. 8))
Sept. 29 - Oct. 7
Antlerless
GMU 627
((15))
20
Mason
Muzzleloader
Any
((Sept. 30 - Oct. 8))
Sept. 29 - Oct. 7
Antlerless
GMU 633
((35))
20
Skokomish
Muzzleloader
Any
((Sept. 30 - Oct. 8))
Sept. 29 - Oct. 7
Antlerless
GMU 636
((20))
5