WSR 00-06-085

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Filed March 1, 2000, 11:27 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 00-01-142.

Purpose: To adopt WAC 232-28-279 2000-2002 Elk general seasons and 2000 special permits.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.12.040.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 77.12.040.

Summary: The proposed 2000-2002 general seasons and 2000 special permits are proposed to provide hunting opportunity within the biological constraints of the resource. The proposed elk seasons will maintain most hunting seasons adopted in the last three year package.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: The proposed rule will describe elk hunting opportunities in Washington state.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting and Implementation: Dave Brittell, Assistant Director, Wildlife Program, Olympia, (360) 902-2504; and Enforcement: Bruce Bjork, Assistant Director, Enforcement, Olympia, (360) 902-2932.

Name of Proponent: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, governmental.

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

Explanation of Rule, its Purpose, and Anticipated Effects: The purpose is to provide hunting recreation and help prevent damage to agricultural and horticultural crops. The anticipated effect will be to maintain hunting opportunity and reduce liability to damage claims from elk damage.

Proposal Changes the Following Existing Rules: See above.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. This rule does not affect small business.

Section 201, chapter 403, Laws of 1995, does not apply to this rule adoption. This rule is not related to the hydraulics code.

Hearing Location: Yakima Convention Center, 10 North 8th Street, Yakima, WA, on April 7-8, 2000, at 8:00 a.m.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Debbie Nelson by March 31, 2000, TDD (360) 902-2207, or (360) 902-2267.

Submit Written Comments to: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Dave Brittell, 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091, fax (360) 902-2162, by March 31, 2000.

Date of Intended Adoption: April 7, 2000.

March 1, 2000

Evan Jacoby

Rules Coordinator


NEW SECTION

WAC 232-28-279
2000-2002 Elk general seasons and 2000-2001 special permits.

Bag Limit: One (1) elk per hunter during the 2000 hunting season.


Hunting Method: Elk hunters must select only one of the hunting methods (modern firearm, archery, or muzzleloader).


Elk Tag Areas: Elk hunters must choose either eastern or western Washington to hunt in and buy the appropriate tag for that area.


Any Bull Elk Seasons: Open only to the taking of male elk with visible antlers (bull calves are illegal).


Spike Bull Restrictions: Bull elk taken in these GMUs must have at least one antler that is a spike above the ears (does not branch above ears). An animal with branched antlers on both sides is illegal but an animal with a spike on one side is legal in spike only units.


Spike Only GMUs: 145-154, 162-186, 249-251, 328, 329, and 335-371


3 Point Restriction: Legal bull elk taken must have at least 3 antler points on one side only. Antler points may include eye guards, but antler points on the lower half of the main beam must be at least four (4) inches long measured from antler tip to nearest edge of beam; all other antler points must be at least one (1) inch long. Antler restrictions apply to all hunters during any open season.


3 Point GMUs: All of western Washington except for GMUs 454, 564, 568, 574, 578, and 588.


GMUs Closed to Elk Hunting: 418 (Nooksack), and 437 (Sauk) except for ML Elk Area 941, 485 (Green River), 490 (Cedar River) 522 (Loo-wit) and 636 (Skokomish).


Special Permits: Only hunters with elk tag prefix identified in the Special Elk Permits tables may apply for special bull or antlerless permits. Please see permit table for tag eligibility. Hunters drawn for a special permit may hunt only with a weapon in compliance with their tag and during the dates listed for the hunt.


Harvest Report Card: Successful hunters must fill out and return a Game Harvest Report Card within 10 days after taking an elk.


Elk Tag Areas


Eastern Washington: All 100, 200, and 300 GMUs except permit only in GMUs 127 & 130 for modern firearm hunters and permit only for all hunters in GMU 157. Modern firearm restrictions in GMU 334.

EA - Eastern Washington Archery Tag

EF - Eastern Washington Modern Firearm General Elk Tag

EM - Eastern Washington Muzzleloader Tag

Western Washington: All 400, 500, and 600 GMUs except closed in GMUs 418, 437 (except for Muzzleloader Area 941), 485, 490, 522, 636 and modern firearm restrictions in portions of GMU 660. GMU 554 is open only for early archery and muzzleloader seasons. Elk Area 064 in GMU 638 (Quinault) is open to AHE hunters only. Elk hunting by permit only in GMUs 524, 556, 621, and PLWMA 600 (Pysht).

WA - Western Washington Archery Tag

WF - Western Washington Modern Firearm General Elk Tag

WM - Western Washington Muzzleloader Tag


Modern Firearm Elk Seasons


License Required: A valid big game hunting license with an elk tag option.

Tag Required: Valid modern firearm elk tag as listed below on his/her person for the area hunted.

Hunting Method: May use rifle, bow and arrow, or muzzleloader, but only during modern firearm seasons.


Hunt Area Tag Area

Game Management Units (GMUs) 2000 Dates 2001 Dates 2002 Dates Legal Elk
Eastern Washington EF 109 through 117, 121 east of Hwy 395 Oct. 28-Nov. 5 Oct. 27-Nov. 4 Oct. 26-Nov. 3 Any bull
127, 130, 157 Permit only
145 through 154, 162 through 186, 249, that part of GMU 250 south of Hwy 2, 251, 328, 329, 335 through 368 Oct. 28-Nov. 5 Oct. 27-Nov. 4 Oct. 26-Nov. 3 Spike bull
372, 382 Sept. 1-Oct. 13 Sept. 1-Oct. 12 Sept. 1-Oct. 11 Antlerless
Oct. 28-Nov. 5 Oct. 27-Nov. 4 Oct. 26-Nov. 3 Any elk
Dec. 9-13 Dec. 8-12 Dec. 7-11 Antlerless
101, 105, 121, 124 west of Hwy 395, 127-142, Oct. 28-Nov. 5 Oct. 27-Nov. 4 Oct. 26-Nov. 4 Any elk
Western

Washington

WF 407, 448, 460, 466, 504 through 520, 530, 550, 558, 560, 572, 601 through 618, 624 through 633, 638 through 684 Except AHE hunters only in Elk Area 064 in GMU 638 Nov. 4-12 Nov. 3-11 Nov. 2-10 3 pt. min.
501 Nov. 4-12 Nov. 3-11 Nov. 2-10 3 pt. min. or antlerless
564, 568, 574 through 588 Nov. 4-12 Nov. 3-11 Nov. 2-10 Any elk
454 Nov. 4-12 Nov. 3-11 Nov. 2-10 Any bull
524, 556, 621, PLWMA 600 Nov. 4-12 Nov. 3-11 Nov. 2-10 Permit Only

Archery Elk Seasons


License Required: A valid big game hunting license with an elk tag option.

Tag Required: Valid archery elk tag as listed below on his/her person for the area hunted.

Hunting Method: Bow and arrow only.

Special Notes: Archery tag holders can hunt only during archery seasons. Archery elk hunters may apply for special bull permits. Please see permit table for tag eligibility for all elk permits.


Hunt Area Elk Tag Game Management Units (GMUs) 2000 Dates 2001 Dates 2002 Dates Legal Elk
Early Archery Elk Seasons
Eastern Washington EA 101 through 109, 121 through 142, 243, 247, 249, 250, 382 Sept. 1-14 Sept. 1-14 Sept. 1-14 Any elk
145 through 154, 162 through 186, 328, 329, 334, 335, 336, 340, 352, 356, 364 Sept. 1-14 Sept. 1-14 Sept. 1-14 Spike bull or antlerless
113-117 Sept. 1-14 Sept. 1-14 Sept. 1-14 Any bull
Western

Washington

WA 454, 564, 568, 574, 578, 588 Sept. 1-14 Sept. 1-14 Sept. 1-14 Any elk
407, 448, 501 through 506, 520, 530, 550, 554, 558, 560, 572, 660, 663, 667 through 673, 684 and Long Island Sept. 1-14 Sept. 1-14 Sept. 1-14 3 pt. min. or antlerless
460, 466, 510, 513, 516, 601, 602, 603, 612 through 618, 624 through 633, 638 through 658, 666, 681. AHE hunters only in Elk Area 064 in GMU 638. Permit Only in PLWMA 600 in GMU 603. Sept. 1-14 Sept. 1-14 Sept. 1-14 3 pt. min.
Late Archery Elk Seasons
Eastern Washington EA 101, 105, 121 through 127 Nov. 22-Dec. 8 Nov. 21-Dec. 8 Nov. 20-Dec. 8 Any elk
117 Nov. 22-Dec. 8 Nov. 21-Dec. 8 Nov. 20-Dec. 8 Any bull
178 Nov. 22-Dec. 8 Nov. 21-Dec. 8 Nov. 20-Dec. 8 Antlerless only
328, 335, 336, 352, 368 & that part of GMU 360 north of USFS roads 324, 325, to the intersection of Carmack Canyon then east down Carmack Canyon bottom to Naches River and north to State Hwy 410 Nov. 22-Dec. 8 Nov. 21-Dec. 8 Nov. 20-Dec. 8 Spike bull or antlerless
Western

Washington

WA 407, 505, 652, 672, 681 and Long Island. In GMU 681 closed between US Highway 101 and the Columbia River from Astoria-Megler toll bridge to the Wallacut River. Nov. 22-Dec. 15 Nov. 21-Dec. 15 Nov. 20-Dec. 15 3 pt. min. or antlerless
454, 564, 588 Nov. 22-Dec. 15 Nov. 21-Dec. 15 Nov. 20-Dec. 15 Any elk
506, 520, 530, 603, 612, 615, 638, 648 except closed in PLWMA 600 in GMU 603. AHE hunters only in Elk Area 064 in GMU 638. Nov. 22-Dec. 15 Nov. 21-Dec. 15 Nov. 20-Dec. 15 3 pt. min.


Muzzleloader Elk Seasons


License Required: A valid big game hunting license with an elk tag option.

Tag Required: Valid muzzleloader elk tag as listed below on his/her person for the area hunted.

Hunting Method: Muzzleloader only.

Special Notes: Muzzleloader tag holders can only hunt during the muzzleloader seasons and must hunt with muzzleloader equipment. Only hunters with tags identified in the Special Elk Permits tables may apply for special elk permits.


Hunt Area Elk Tag Game Management Units (GMUs) 2000 Dates 2001 Dates 2002 Dates Legal Elk
Early Muzzleloader Elk Seasons
Eastern Washington EM 109, 247 Oct. 7-13 Oct. 6-12 Oct. 5-11 Any bull
127 through 142 Oct. 7-13 Oct. 6-12 Oct. 5-11 Any elk
172, 245, 251, 342, 356, 368 Oct. 7-13 Oct. 6-12 Oct. 5-11 Spike bull
ML 911 Aug. 19-Sept. 10 Aug. 18-Sept. 9 Aug. 17-Sept. 8 Spike bull or antlerless
That part of GMU 368 east of the following boundary: Jump Off Road and the power-lines to South Fork Cowiche Creek, west along South Fork Cowiche Creek to Road A 5500, east on A 5500 Road and south on A 5000 Road to North Fork Ahtanum Creek Road, south and west on North Fork Ahtanum Creek Road to A 2000, A 2000 to A 2400 Road, A 2400 Road to A 1000 Road and South Fork of Ahtanum Creek. Oct. 7-13 Oct. 6-12 Oct. 5-11 Antlerless
Western

Washington

WM 454, 564, 568, 684 Oct. 7-13 Oct. 6-12 Oct. 5-11 Any elk
460, 501, 504, 513, 530, 554, 602, 603, 607, 652, 654 Oct. 7-13 Oct. 6-12 Oct. 5-11 3 pt. min.
501 Oct. 7-13 Oct. 6-12 Oct. 5-11 3 pt. min. or antlerless
Late Muzzleloader Elk Seasons
Eastern Washington EM 130 through 142 Nov. 22- Dec. 8 Nov. 21- Dec. 8 Nov. 20- Dec. 8 Any elk
346 Nov. 11-15 Nov. 10-14 Nov. 9-13 Spike bull or antlerless
ML Area 944 Nov. 22- Dec. 8 Nov. 21- Dec. 8 Nov. 20- Dec. 8 Spike bull or antlerless
That part of GMU 368 east of the following boundary: Jump Off Road and the power-lines to South Fork Cowiche Creek, west along South Fork Cowiche Creek to Road A 5500, east on A 5500 Road and south on A 5000 Road to North Fork Ahtanum Creek Road, south and west on North Fork Ahtanum Creek Road to A 2000, A 2000 to A 2400 Road, A 2400 Road to A 1000 Road and South Fork of Ahtanum Creek. Nov. 22- Dec. 8 Nov. 21- Dec. 8 Nov. 20- Dec. 8 Spike bull or antlerless
Western

Washington

WM 501, 505 Nov. 22- Dec. 15 Nov. 21- Dec. 8 Nov. 20- Dec. 8 3 pt. min. or antlerless
454, 564, 568, 684 Nov. 22- Dec. 15 Nov. 21- Dec. 15 Nov. 20- Dec. 15 Any elk
574, 578 Nov. 22- Dec. 8 Nov. 21- Dec. 8 Nov. 20- Dec. 8 Any elk
504, 550, 601, 652 Nov. 22- Dec. 15 Nov. 21- Dec. 15 Nov. 20- Dec. 15 3 pt. min.


Special Elk Hunts Open to Specified Tag Holders


License Required: A valid big game hunting license with an elk tag option.

Tag Required: Proper elk tags are listed with each GMU below. Hunting Method: Hunters must use method listed on their tag, except in Firearm Restriction Areas, where some types of weapons are banned from use. See elk tag required, dates, and legal elk in table below.


Hunt Area Elk Tag Game Management Units 2000 Dates 2001 Dates 2002 Dates Legal Elk
Eastern Washington EA, EM, EF 127 through 142, Advanced Hunter Education Graduates only. Dec. 9-31 Dec. 9-31 Dec. 9-31 Any elk
Grant, Adams, Douglas, Franklin, Okanogan, and Benton (south of the Yakima River), and Chelan County (north of Hwy 2, except closed within mile of the Columbia River in Douglas and Grant counties) Oct. 28-Nov. 15 Oct. 27 -Nov. 15 Oct. 26 -Nov. 15 Any elk
EM ML Area 911, Advanced Hunter Education Graduates only. Nov. 25 -Dec. 3 Nov. 24 -Dec. 2 Nov. 23 -Dec. 1 Spike bull or antlerless
Western Washington WF 568, 574, 578, 588 Nov. 4-12 Nov. 3-11 Nov. 2-10 Any elk
WF, WA, WM 564 (archery & muzzleloader methods only, modern firearm elk tag holders may hunt, but must use archery, muzzleloader or revolver type handgun equipment) Nov. 4-12 Nov. 3-11 Nov. 2-10 Any elk
WM Muzzleloader Area 941

(muzzleloader only)

11/1/2000-1/31/2001 11/1/2001-1/31/2002 11/1/2002-1/31/2003 Any Elk
WA Muzzleloader Area 941

(archery only)

Oct. 1-31 Oct. 1-31 Oct. 1-31 Any Elk


Special Elk Permit Hunting Seasons

(Open to Permit Holders Only)

Permit hunters may hunt only with a weapon in compliance with their tag. Applicants must have purchased the proper tag for these hunts (see Elk Tag Prefix required to apply for each hunt).


Hunt Name 2000 Permit Season Special

Restrictions

Elk Tag Prefix Boundary

Description

2000 Permits
Modern Firearm Bull Permit Hunts
Blue Creek A Oct. 23-Nov. 5 Any Bull EF GMU 154 4
Watershed* Oct. 28-Nov. 5 3 Pt. Min. or Antlerless EA, EF, EM GMU 157 40
Dayton A Oct. 23-Nov. 5 Any Bull EF GMU 162 9
Tucannon A Oct. 23-Nov. 5 Any Bull EF Part of GMU 166** 2
Wenaha A Oct. 23-Nov. 5 Any Bull EF GMU 169 5
Mountain View A Oct. 23-Nov. 5 Any Bull EF GMU 172 8
Couse A Oct. 23-Nov. 5 Any Bull EF GMU 181 1
Grande Ronde A Oct. 23-Nov. 5 Any Bull EF GMU 186 1
Peaches Ridge A Oct. 23-Nov. 5 Any Bull EF GMUs 336, 346 53
Observatory A Oct. 23-Nov. 5 Any Bull EF GMUs 340, 342 36
Goose Prairie A Oct. 23-Nov. 5 Any Bull EF GMUs 352, 356 127
Bethel A Oct. 23-Nov. 5 Any Bull EF GMU 360 90
Rimrock A Oct. 23-Nov. 5 Any Bull EF GMU 364 96
Cowiche A Oct. 23-Nov. 5 Any Bull EF GMU 368 21
Margaret A Nov. 1-14 3 Pt. Min. WF GMU 524 10
Toutle A Nov. 1-14 3 Pt. Min. WF GMU 556 82
Dickey A Nov. 4-12 3 Pt. Min. WF GMU 602 59
Olympic A Nov. 4-12 3 Pt. Min. WF GMU 621 14
*Permit season is open for archery and muzzleloader but hunt is the same as modern firearm and all hunters must wear hunter orange.

**The part of GMU 166 west of the Tucannon River

Modern Firearm Elk Permit Hunts (Only modern firearm and muzzleloader elk tag holders may apply.)
Three Forks Oct. 23-Nov. 5 Any Elk EF or EM GMU 109 20
Mount Spokane Oct. 23-Nov. 5 Any Elk EF or EM 124 (E. of SR 395) 50
Shushuskin Dec. 1-31 Antlerless EF or EM Elk Area 031 48
Malaga A*** Sept. 1-Oct. 1 Antlerless EF or EM Elk Area 032 63
Malaga B Nov. 11-Dec. 31 Antlerless EF or EM Elk Area 032 37
Taneum Nov. 1-5 Antlerless EF or EM GMU 336 156
Manastash Nov. 1-5 Antlerless EF or EM GMU 340 270
Umtanum A Nov. 1-5 Antlerless EF or EM GMU 342 333
Little Naches A Nov. 1-5 Antlerless EF or EM GMU 346 250
Little Naches B Oct. 1-10 Any Bull EF or EM GMU 346 18
Nile Nov. 1-5 Antlerless EF or EM GMU 352 100
Bumping Nov. 1-5 Antlerless EF or EM GMU 356 330
Bethel B Nov. 1-5 Antlerless EF or EM GMU 360 120
Rimrock B Nov. 1-5 Antlerless EF or EM GMU 364 280
Cowiche B Nov. 1-5 Antlerless EF or EM GMU 368 180
Alkali A Oct. 28-Nov. 5 Any Elk EF or EM GMU 371 100
Willapa Hills Nov. 8-12 Antlerless WF or WM GMU 506 50
Winston Nov. 8-12 Antlerless WF or WM GMU 520 15
Margaret B Nov. 8-12 Antlerless WF or WM GMU 524 10
Ryderwood Nov. 8-12 Antlerless WF or WM GMU 530 40
Coweeman Nov. 8-12 Antlerless WF or WM GMU 550 20
Toutle B Nov. 8-12 Antlerless WF or WM GMU 556 30
Marble Nov. 8-12 Antlerless WF or WM GMU 558 60
Carlton Oct. 1-10 3-Pt. Min. WF or WM Elk Area 057 5
West Goat Rocks Oct. 1-10 3-Pt. Min. WF or WM Elk Area 058 5
Mt. Adams Oct. 1-10 3-Pt. Min. WF or WM Elk Area 059 5
Lewis River Nov. 8-12 Antlerless WF or WM GMU 560 75
Siouxon Nov. 8-12 Antlerless WF or WM GMU 572 50
Dungeness A Nov. 8-12 Antlerless WF or WM Part of GMU 621* 9
Dungeness B Nov. 8-12 3 Pt. Min WF or WM Part of GMU 621* 4
Puyallup A Jan.15-23 Antlerless WF or WM GMU 652 25
Mashel A Dec. 16-22 Antlerless WF or WM Part of GMU 654**** 20
Minot Peak Oct. 9-15 Antlerless WF or WM GMU 660** 20
Deschutes A Jan. 15-23 Antlerless WF or WM GMU 666 10
Williams Creek Nov. 8-12 Antlerless WF or WM GMU 673 40
*That part of GMU 621 north and west of Jimmy Come Lately Creek and the Gray Wolf River.

**That part of GMU 660 north of the North River-Brooklyn Road.

***Damage hunt.

****That part of GMU 654 south of the Puyallup River.

Muzzleloader Bull Permit Hunts (Only muzzleloader elk tag holders may apply.)
Blue Creek B Oct. 1-13 Any Bull EM GMU 154 1
Dayton B Oct. 1-10 Any Bull EM GMU 162 2
Tucannon B Oct. 1-10 Any Bull EM GMU 166 1
Wenaha C Oct. 1-10 Any Bull EM GMU 169 1
Mountain View B Oct. 1-10 Any Bull EM GMU 172 2
Couse B Oct. 1-10 Any Bull EM GMU 181 1
Grande Ronde B Oct. 1-10 Any Bull EM GMU 186 1
Peaches Ridge B Oct. 1-10 Any Bull EM GMUs 336, 346 9
Observatory B Oct. 1-10 Any Bull EM GMUs 340, 342 9
Goose Prairie B Oct. 1-10 Any Bull EM GMUs 352, 356 18
Bethel C Oct. 1-10 Any Bull EM GMU 360 11
Rimrock C Oct. 1-10 Any Bull EM GMU 364 13
Cowiche C Oct. 1-10 Any Bull EM GMU 368 4
Margaret C Oct. 1-10 3 Pt. Min. WM GMU 524 2
Toutle C Oct. 1-10 3 Pt. Min. WM GMU 556 17
Dickey B Oct. 1-10 3 Pt. Min. WM GMU 602 7
Olympic B Oct. 1-10 3 Pt. Min. WM GMU 621 2
Dungeness C Oct. 1-10 3 Pt. Min. WM Part of GMU 621 * 1
*That part of GMU 621 north and west of Jimmy Come Lately Creek and the Gray Wolf River.


Muzzleloader Permit Hunts (Only muzzleloader elk tag holders may apply.)
Blue Creek C* 12/1/00-1/31/01 Antlerless EM GMU 154 50
Dayton A Dec. 1-31 Antlerless EM Part of GMU 162** 30
Dayton B Jan. 1-31, 2001 Antlerless EM Part of GMU 162** 30
Couse C* Dec. 1-31 Antlerless EM GMU 181 25
Couse D* Jan. 1-31, 2001 Antlerless EM GMU 181 25
Umtanum B Oct. 7-13 Antlerless EM GMU 342 250
Alkali B Oct. 7-13 Any Elk EM GMU 371 100
Stella A* Nov. 26-Dec. 15 Antlerless WM GMU 504 100
Stella B Jan. 1-16, 2001 Antlerless WM GMU 504 25
Toledo A* Jan. 1-16, 2001 Antlerless WM Elk Area 029 75
Malaga C* Oct. 7-29 Antlerless EM Elk Area 032 7
Mossyrock A Jan. 1-16, 2001 Antlerless WM Elk Area 052 10
Randle A Jan. 1-16, 2001 Antlerless WM Elk Area 053 15
Boistfort* Jan. 1-16, 2001 Antlerless WM Elk Area 054 20
Yale* Nov. 26-Dec. 15 3 pt. min. or antlerless WM GMU 554 75
North River* Nov. 26-Dec. 15 Antlerless WM GMU 658 20
*Damage Hunt.

**That part of GMU 162 east of North Touchet Rd, outside National Forest


Archery Bull Permit Hunts (Only archery elk tag holders may apply.)
Blue Creek D Sept. 1-14 Any Bull EA GMU 154 2
Dayton C Sept. 1-14 Any Bull EA GMU 162 7
Tucannon C Sept. 1-14 Any Bull EA GMU 166 3
Wenaha D Sept. 1-14 Any Bull EA GMU 169 3
Mountain View C Sept. 1-14 Any Bull EA GMU 172 20
Couse F Sept. 1-14 Any Bull EA GMU 181 1
Grande Ronde C Sept. 1-14 Any Bull EA GMU 186 1
Peaches Ridge C Sept. 1-14 Any Bull EA GMUs 336, 346 154
Observatory C Sept. 1-14 Any Bull EA GMUs 340, 342 31
Goose Prairie C Sept. 1-14 Any Bull EA GMUs 352, 356 108
Bethel D Sept. 1-14 Any Bull EA GMU 360 78
Rimrock D Sept. 1-14 Any Bull EA GMU 364 49
Cowiche D Sept. 1-14 Any Bull EA GMU 368 30
Alkali Sept. 1-14 Any Elk EA GMU 371 50
Margaret D Sept. 1-14 3 Pt. Min. WA GMU 524 6
Toutle D Sept. 1-14 3 Pt. Min. WA GMU 556 64
Dickey C Sept. 1-14 3 Pt. Min. WA GMU 602 53
Olympic C Sept. 1-14 3 Pt. Min. WA GMU 621 4
Mashel B Jan. 15-23 Antlerless WA Part of GMUs 654** 25
Raymond A Dec. 1-31 Antlerless WA Part of GMUs 506 & 673*** 10
Raymond B Jan. 1-31, 2001 Antlerless WA Part of GMU 506 & 673*** 10
Dungeness D Sept. 1-14 3 Pt. Min. WA Part of GMU 621* 1
*That part of GMU 621 north and west of Jimmy Come Lately Creek and the Gray Wolf River.

**That part of GMU 654 south of the Puyallup River.

***That part of GMU 506 & 673 within 1 mile of SR 6 between the east end of Elk Prairie Rd and the Mallis Landing Rd.


Advanced Hunter Education (AHE) Graduate Special Elk Permit Hunts (only AHE graduates may apply)
Toledo B Jan. 17-31, 2001 Antlerless Any Elk Tag Elk Area 029 50
Mossyrock B Jan. 17-31, 2001 Antlerless Any Elk Tag Elk Area 052 10
Randle B Jan. 17-31, 2001 Antlerless Any Elk Tag Elk Area 053 15
Quinault Ridge Oct. 1-10 3-Pt. Min or Antlerless Any Elk Tag GMU 638 5
South Bank A Jan. 1-30, 2001 Antlerless Any Elk Tag Elk Area 062* 10
*Firearm Restriction Area - Hunters may use only muzzleloader equipment.


Persons of Disability Only - Special Elk Permit Hunts
Observatory D Oct. 24-Nov. 7 Any Elk EF or EM GMU 340, 342 3
Little Naches C Oct. 1-10 Any Elk EF, EM, EA GMU 346 3
Little Naches D Oct. 30-Nov. 7 Antlerless EF, EM, EA GMU 346 4
Centralia Mine A Oct. 28-29 Antlerless Any Elk Tag Portion of GMU 667* 4
Centralia Mine B Nov. 4-5 Antlerless Only Any Elk Tag Portion of GMU 667* 4
South Bank B Dec. 10-20 Antlerless Any Elk Tag Elk Area 062*** 3
North Shore A Oct. 1-31 Antlerless Any Elk Tag Part of GMU 658** 5
North Shore B Dec. 1-31 Antlerless Any Elk Tag Part of GMU 658** 5
North Shore C Jan. 1-31 Antlerless Any Elk Tag Part of GMU 658** 5
*Portion of GMU 667 within Centralia Mine

** That part of GMU 658 south and west of SR 105 between Raymond and North River Bridge.

***Firearm Restriction Area - Hunters may use only muzzleloader equipment.

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