WSR 20-01-123
[Filed December 16, 2019, 2:42 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is considering rule changes for hunting season regulations and conflict mitigation.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.055, 77.12.020, and 77.12.047.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Amendments are needed to provide clarification to rules, expand recreational opportunity, and mitigate wildlife conflicts, while maintaining sustainable game populations.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Identify other federal and state agencies that regulate this subject and the process coordinating the rule with these agencies: Migratory birds are also regulated by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and coordination is managed through the Pacific Flyway. State regulations are designed to fit within the parameters of the USFWS regulation guidelines.
Process for Developing New Rule: Agency study.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Eric Gardner, 1111 Washington Street S.E., [Olympia,] WA 98504, phone 360-902-2515, fax 360-902-2162, email, website
December 16, 2019
Jacalyn M. Hursey
Rules Coordinator