WSR 02-06-123

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Filed March 6, 2002, 10:28 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 02-02-056.

Purpose: To amend WAC 232-28-279 2000-2002 Elk general seasons and 2001-2002 special permits.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.12.047.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 77.12.047.

Summary: Elk general seasons are set on a three year basis and permit seasons are adjusted annually. Both general and permit seasons can be adjusted annually in response to elk population changes and damage complaints.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: Provides recreational elk hunting opportunity and protects elk from overharvest. Addresses elk damage problems.

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: Maintain general elk hunting season opportunities for 2002. Adjust special elk permits for 2002 in response to elk population changes and damage complaints.

Proposal Changes the Following Existing Rules: See above.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. The rule does not affect small business. These recommendations involve rules for recreational hunters and do not directly regulate 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: Kittitas County Fairgrounds, 512 North Poplar, Ellensburg, WA 98926, on April 12-13, 2002, at 8:00 a.m.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Debbie Nelson by March 29, 2002, TDD (360) 920-2207, or (360) 920-2267.

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 25, 2002.

Date of Intended Adoption: April 12, 2002.

March 6, 2002

Evan Jacoby

Rules Coordinator


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 01-69, filed 4/26/01, effective 5/27/01)

WAC 232-28-279   2000-2002 Elk general seasons and ((2001-2002)) 2002-2003 special permits.  


Bag Limit: One (1) elk per hunter during the ((2001)) 2002 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 335-368.


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 and Muzzleloader Area 941.


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.


Elk Tag Areas


Eastern Washington: All 100, 200, and 300 GMUs except permit only in GMUs 127 and 130 for modern firearm hunters and permit only for all hunters in GMUs 157 and 371. 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 Elk Area Game Management Units (GMUs) 2000 Dates 2001 Dates 2002 Dates Legal Elk
Eastern

Washington

EF 109 east of Aladdin-Northport Road through 117, 124 east of Hwy 395 Oct. 28-Nov. 5 Oct. 27-Nov. 4 Oct. 26-Nov. 3 Any bull
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 excluding that portion east of Highway 241 and south of Rattlesnake Ridge Sept. 1-Dec. 31 Any elk
((372,)) 382 Sept. 1-Oct. 13 Sept. 1-15 Sept. 1-15 Antlerless
Oct. 28-Nov. 5 Oct. 1-5 Oct. 1-5 Antlerless
Oct. 6-15 Oct. 6-15 Any elk
Dec. 9-13 Oct. 27-Nov. 4 Oct. 26-Nov. 3 Any elk
101, 105, 109 west of Aladdin-Northport Road, 121, 124 west of Hwy 395, 127-142 Oct. 28-Nov. 5 Oct. 27-Nov. 4 Oct. 26-Nov. 3 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, and Elk Area 066 in GMU 660. 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 as defined by WAC 232-12-054.

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 142, 243, 247, 249, 250, 334 Sept. 1-14 Sept. 1-14 Sept. 1-14 Any elk
145 ((through 154, 162)), 149, 163 through 186 Sept. 1-14 Sept. 1-14 Sept. 1-14 Spike bull
154, 162 excluding National Forest and Rainwater Wildlife Area, 328, 329, 330, 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 elk
Western

Washington

WA 454, 564, 568, 574, 578, 588 Sept. 1-14 Sept. 1-14 Sept. 1-14 Any elk
407, 448, 501 through 505, 550, 554, 558, 560, 572, 652a, 654, 660, 663, 666, 667 through 673, 684 and Long Island Sept. 1-14 Sept. 1-14 Sept. 1-14 3 pt. min. or antlerless
460, 466, 506, 510, 513, 516, 520, 530, 601, 602, 603, 612 through 618, 624 through 633, 638 through 651, ((652,)) 653, 658, ((666,)) 681. AHE hunters only in Elk Area 064 in GMU 638, and Elk Area 066 in GMU 660. 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, 117 through 127 Nov. 22-Dec. 8 Nov. 21-Dec. 8 Nov. 20-Dec. 8 Any elk
372 Nov. 21-Dec. 8 Nov. 20-Dec. 8 Any elk
178 Nov. 22-Dec. 8 Nov. 21-Dec. 8 Nov. 20-Dec. 8 Antlerless only
328, 335, 336, 346, 352, 364, 368 Nov. 22-Dec. 8 Nov. 21-Dec. 8 Nov. 20-Dec. 8 Spike bull or antlerless
That part of GMUs 352 and 360 south of Upper Nile Loop Road Bridge and north of Lower Nile Loop Road Bridge (near Woodshed Restaurant) and north and east of Nile elk fence. Nov. 22-Jan. 31, 2002 Antlerless only
Western

Washington

WA 407, 505, 652a, 666, 667, 672, 681, Elk Area 066 in GMU 660, 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
603, 612, 615, 638, and 648, ((and 652)) except closed in PLWMA 600 in GMU 603. AHE hunters only in Elk Area 064 in GMU 638 ((and Elk Area 066 in GMU 660)). Nov. 22-Dec. 15 Nov. 21-Dec. 15 Nov. 20-Dec. 15 3 pt. min.
506, 520, 530 Nov. 21-Dec. 2 Nov. 20-Dec. 1 3 pt. min. or antlerless
506, 520, 530 Dec. 3-15 Dec. 2-15 3 pt. min.
a That portion of GMU 652 bounded by Highways 167, 410, and 164. Not legal for antlerless.


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 as defined by WAC 232-12-051.

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, 250, 251b, 342, 356, 368 Oct. 7-13 Oct. 6-12 Oct. 5-11 Spike bull
ML 911 Aug. 19-Sept. 10 Aug. 15-Sept. 15 Aug. 15-Sept. 15 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 Spike bull or Antlerless
Western

Washington

WM 454, 564, 568, 684 Oct. 7-13 Oct. 6-12 Oct. 5-11 Any elk
460, 504, 513, 530, 554, 602, 603, 607, ((652,)) 654, 660 Oct. 7-13 Oct. 6-12 Oct. 5-11 3 pt. min.
501, 652a, 666, 667 Oct. 7-13 Oct. 6-12 Oct. 5-11 3 pt. min. or antlerless
Late Muzzleloader Elk Seasons
Eastern

Washington

EM 101, 105, 121, that part of 124 west of Hwy 395 Oct. 27-Nov. 4 Oct. 26-Nov. 3 Any Elk
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 Spike bull or antlerless
ML Area 911 Dec. 1-31 Dec. 1-31 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. 11-15 Nov. 10-14 Nov. 9-13 Spike bull or antlerless
Western

Washington

WM 501, 505, 652a, 666, 667 Nov. 22-Dec. 8 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.
aThat portion of GMU 652 bounded by Highways 167, 410, and 164. Not legal for antlerless.

bGMU 251 (Mission) closed in the following area: Beginning at the junction of Naneum Ridge (WDFW Rd. 9) and Ingersol (WDFW Rd. 1) Roads; north and east on Ingersol Road to Colockum Road; east on Colockum Road and Colockum Creek to the Columbia River; south on the Columbia River to mouth of Tarpiscan Creek; west up Tarpiscan Creek and Tarpiscan Road (WDFW Rd. 14) and North Fork Road (WDFW Rd. 10.10) to Colockum Rd (WDFW Rd. 10); southwest on Colockum Road to the Naneum Ridge Road (WDFW Rd. 9); west on Naneum Ridge to Ingersol to the point of beginning.


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. In firearm restriction areas modern firearm hunters may hunt with a muzzleloader equipped with a scope.


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 1/2 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. 24-Dec. 3 Nov. 24-30 Nov. 23-30 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 and 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 ((2001)) 2002

Permit Season

Special

Restrictions

Elk Tag

Prefix

Boundary

Description

((2001)) 2002

Permits

Modern Firearm Bull Permit Hunts
Blue Creek A Oct. ((22-Nov. 4)) 21-Nov. 3 Any Bull EF GMU 154 3
Watershede Oct. (([27-Nov.4])) 26-Nov. 3 3 Pt. Min. or Antlerless EA, EF, EM GMU 157 40
((Dayton A)) ((Oct. 22-Nov. 4)) ((Any Bull)) ((EF)) ((GMU 162)) ((6))
((Tucannon A)) ((Oct. 22-Nov. 4)) ((Any Bull)) ((EF)) ((Part of GMU 166f)) ((2))
Wenaha A Oct. ((22-Nov. 4)) 21-Nov. 3 Any Bull EF GMU 169 5
Mountain View A Oct. ((22-Nov. 4)) 21-Nov. 3 Any Bull EF GMU 172 8
Couse A Oct. ((22-Nov. 4)) 21-Nov. 3 Any Bull EF GMU 181 1
((Grande Ronde A)) ((Oct. 22-Nov. 4)) ((Any Bull)) ((EF)) ((GMU 186)) ((1))
Peaches Ridge A Oct. ((22-Nov. 4)) 21-Nov. 3 Any Bull EF GMUs 336, 346 86
Goose Prairie A Oct. ((22-Nov. 4)) 21-Nov. 3 Any Bull EF GMUs 352, 356 176
Bethel A Oct. ((22-Nov. 4)) 21-Nov. 3 Any Bull EF GMU 360 120
Rimrock A Oct. ((22-Nov. 4)) 21-Nov. 3 Any Bull EF GMU 364 103
Cowiche A Oct. ((22-Nov. 4)) 21-Nov. 3 Any Bull EF GMU 368 26
Margaret A Nov. 3-11 3 Pt. Min. WF GMU 524 18
Toutle A Nov. 3-11 3 Pt. Min. WF GMU 556 90
Olympic A Nov. 3-11 3 Pt. Min. WF GMU 621h 21
ePermit season is open for archery and muzzleloader, but hunt is the same as modern firearm and all hunters must wear hunter orange.

((f That part of GMU 166 west of the Tucannon River.))

hThat part of GMU 621 south of the BPA power lines.

Modern Firearm Elk Permit Hunts (Only modern firearm and muzzleloader elk tag holders may apply.)
Three Forks Oct. ((27-Nov. 4)) 26-Nov. 3 Any Elk EF or EM GMU 109 15
Selkirk Oct. 26-Nov. 3 Any Elk EF or EM GMU 113 15
49 Degrees North Oct. ((27-Nov. 4)) 26-Nov. 3 Any Elk EF or EM GMU 117 15
Mount Spokane Oct. ((27-Nov. 4)) 26-Nov. 3 Any Elk EF or EM 124 (E. of SR 395) ((50)) 75
Blue Creek E Oct. ((22-Nov. 4)) 26-Nov. 3 Antlerless EF or EM GMUs 149, 154 ((50)) 100
Dayton ((D)) An Oct. ((22-Nov. 4)) 26-Nov. 3 Antlerless EF or EM GMUs 162, 163i ((100)) 200
Dayton Bi Oct. 26-Nov. 3 Antlerless EF or EM GMU 162n, 163 50
Shushuskin((i)) j Dec. 1-31 Antlerless EF or EM Elk Area 031 75
Malaga A((i)) j ((Sept. 1-Oct. 1)) Aug. 17-Sept. 29 Antlerless EF or EM Elk Area 032 ((65)) 75
Malaga B((i)) j ((Nov. 10-Dec. 31)) Sept. 7-15 ((Antlerless)) Any Elk EF or EM Elk Area 032 ((75)) 10
Malaga C Nov. 4-Dec. 31 Antlerless EF or EM Elk Area 032 75
Malaga E Nov. 11-17 Any Elk EF or EM Elk Area 032 5
Peshastin Aj ((Dec. 1-31))

Aug. 17-25

((Any Elk)) Antlerless EF or EM Elk Area 033 ((5)) 20
Peshastin B Aug. 19-25 Any Elk EF or EM Elk Area 033 5
Peshastin C Sept. 16-29 Antlerless EF or EM Elk Area 033 20
Peshastin D Sept. 21-29 Any Elk EF or EM Elk Area 033 5
Peshastin E Nov. 30-Jan. 12 Antlerless EF or EM Elk Area 033 20
Peshastin F Dec. 7-Jan. 12 Any Elk EF or EM Elk Area 033 5
West Bar A Oct. 22-31 Antlerless EF or EM GMU 330 10
West Bar B Nov. 1-4 Antlerless EF or EM GMU 330 10
Taneum Oct. 31-Nov. 4 Antlerless EF or EM GMU 336 (([200])) 200
Manastash Oct. 31-Nov. 4 Antlerless EF or EM GMU 340 400
Observatory A Oct. 22-Nov. 4 Any Elk EF GMUs 340, 342, 371 48
Umtanum A Oct. 31-Nov. 4 Antlerless EF or EM GMU 342 400
Clemanj Dec. 9-31 Antlerless EF or EM ML Area 944 75
Little Naches A Oct. 31-Nov. 4 Antlerless EF or EM GMU 346 250
Little Naches B Oct. 1-10 Any Bull EF or EM GMU 346 25
Nile Oct. 31-Nov. 4 Antlerless EF or EM GMU 352 300
Bumping Oct. 31-Nov. 4 Antlerless EF or EM GMU 356 530
Bethel B Oct. 31-Nov. 4 Antlerless EF or EM GMU 360 275
Rimrock B Oct. 31-Nov. 4 Antlerless EF or EM GMU 364 275
Cowiche B Oct. 31-Nov. 4 Antlerless EF or EM GMU 368 180
Willapa Hills Nov. 7-11 Antlerless WF or WM GMU 506 50
Raymond C Dec. 1-31 Antlerless WF or WM Part of GMUs 506 and 673k 15
Raymond D Jan. 1-31, ((2002)) 2003 Antlerless WF or WM Part of GMUs 506 and 673k 15
Raymond E Feb. 1-28, ((2002)) 2003 Antlerless WF or WM Part of GMUs 506 and 673k 15
Winston Nov. 7-11 Antlerless WF or WM GMU 520 15
Margaret B Nov. 7-11 Antlerless WF or WM GMU 524 10
Ryderwood Nov. 7-11 Antlerless WF or WM GMU 530 40
Coweeman Nov. 7-11 Antlerless WF or WM GMU 550 20
Toutle B Nov. 7-11 Antlerless WF or WM GMU 556 30
Marble Nov. 7-11 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. 7-11 Antlerless WF or WM GMU 560 75
Siouxon Nov. 7-11 Antlerless WF or WM GMU 572 50
Dungeness A Nov. 28-Dec. 2 Antlerless WF or WM Part of GMU 621l 6
Dungeness B Nov. Dec 5-9 Antlerless WF or WM Part of GMU 621l 6
Dungeness C Dec. 12-16 Antlerless WF or WM Part of GMU 621l 6
Satsop Dec. 1-15 Antlerless WF or WM GMU 651 15
Puyallup A Jan. 15-23, ((2002)) 2003 Antlerless WF or WM GMU 652 25
Mashel A Dec. 15-23 Antlerless WF or WM Part of GMU 654m 25
North Minot A Oct. 20-31 Antlerless WF or WM Elk Area 067 30
Deschutes A Jan. 15-23, ((2002)) 2003 Antlerless WF or WM GMU 666 10
Williams Creek Nov. 7-11 Antlerless WF or WM GMU 673 40
iThat part of GMUs 162 and 163 excluding National Forest lands and Rainwater Wildlife Area.

jDamage hunt.

kThat part of GMUs 506 and 673 within 1 mile of SR 6 between the east end of elk Prairie Rd and the Mallis Landing Rd.

lThat part of GMU 621 north and west of Jimmy Come Lately Creek and the Gray Wolf River.

mThat part of GMU 654 south of the Puyallup River.

Muzzleloader Bull Permit Hunts (Only muzzleloader elk tag holders may apply.)

Note-Fire Closures may limit access during early October seasons

Blue Creek B Oct. ((1-12))

1-11

Any Bull EM GMU 154 1
((Dayton B)) ((Oct. 1-12)) ((Any Bull)) ((EM)) ((GMU 162)) ((1))
((Tucannon B)) ((Oct. 1-12)) ((Any Bull)) ((EM)) ((GMU 166)) ((1))
Wenaha C Oct. ((1-12))

1-11

Any Bull EM GMU 169 1
Mountain View B Oct. ((1-12))

1-11

Any Bull EM GMU 172 1
Couse B Oct. ((1-12))

1-11

Any Bull EM GMU 181 1
((Grande Ronde B)) ((Oct. 1-12)) ((Any Bull)) ((EM)) ((GMU 186)) ((1))
Peaches Ridge B Oct. 1-12 Any Bull EM GMUs 336, 346 11
Goose Prairie B Oct. 1-12 Any Bull EM GMUs 352, 356 22
Bethel C Oct. 1-12 Any Bull EM GMU 360 17
Rimrock C Oct. 1-12 Any Bull EM GMU 364 13
Cowiche C Oct. 1-12 Any Bull EM GMU 368 6
Margaret C Oct. 1-12 3 Pt. Min. WM GMU 524 3
Toutle C Oct. 1-12 3 Pt. Min. WM GMU 556 15
Olympic B Oct. 1-12 3 Pt. Min. WM GMU 621 3
Muzzleloader Permit Hunts (Only muzzleloader elk tag holders may apply.)
Blue Creek Ci ((12/1/01-1/31/02)) Dec. 1, 2002-Jan. 31, 2003 Antlerless EM GMU 154 60
Columbia Ai Dec. 1-31 Antlerless EM Part of GMU 162n, 163 ((50)) 100
Columbia Bi Jan. 1-31, ((2002)) 2003 Antlerless EM Part of GMU 162n, 163 ((50)) 100
Columbia Ci Dec. 20-Jan. 31, 2003 Antlerless EM GMU 162q 50
Couse Ci Dec. 1-31 Antlerless EM GMU 181 25
Couse Di Jan. 1-31, ((2002)) 2003 Antlerless EM GMU 181 25
West Bar C Oct. 1-12 Antlerless EM GMU 330 10
Observatory B Oct. 1-12 Any Elk EM GMUs 340, 342, 371 9
Umtanum B Oct. 6-12 Antlerless EM GMU 342 350
Stella A((i)) j Nov. 26-Dec. 15 Antlerless WM GMU 504 100
Stella B((i)) j Jan. 1-16, ((2002)) 2003 Antlerless WM GMU 504 25
Toledo A((i)) j Jan. 1-16, ((2002)) 2003 Antlerless WM Elk Area 029 30
Malaga D((i)) j Oct. 6-25 Antlerless EM Elk Area 032 75
Malaga Fj Oct. 8-27 Antlerless EM Elk Area 032 75
Malaga Gj Oct. 8-27 Any Elk EM Elk Area 032 10
((Peshastin Bj)) ((Aug. 18-Sept. 23)) ((Antlerless)) ((EM)) ((Elk Area 033)) ((20))
Mossyrock A((i)) j Jan. 1-16, ((2002)) 2003 Antlerless WM Elk Area 052 ((10)) 20
Randle A((i)) j Jan. 1-16, ((2002)) 2003 Antlerless WM Elk Area 053 15
Boistfort((i)) j Jan. 1-16, ((2002)) 2003 Antlerless WM Elk Area 054 ((20)) 40
Yale((i)) j Nov. 26-Dec. 15 3 Pt. Min. or Antlerless WM GMU 554 75
Satsop Oct. 6-14 Antlerless WM GMU 651 10
North River((*i)) j Nov. 26-Dec. 15 Antlerless WM GMU 658 20
North Minot Bj Oct. 6-14 Antlerless WM Elk Area 067 30
Raymond Aj Oct. 1-31 Antlerless WM Part of GMUs 506 and 673k 15
((i))jDamage hunt.

kThat part of GMUS 506 and 673 within 1 mile of SR6 between the east end of Elk Prairie Rd. and the Mallis Landing Rd.

nThat part of GMU 162 east of North Touchet Rd, excluding National Forest. Mostly private land, winter road closures in GMU 162.

qThat part of GMU 162 west of North Touchet Rd, excluding National Forest and Rainwater Wildlife Area.

Archery Permit Hunts (Only archery elk tag holders may apply.)

Note-Fire closures may limit access during September seasons.

Blue Creek D Sept. 1-14 Any Bull EA GMU 154 2
((Dayton C)) ((Sept. 1-14)) ((Any Bull)) ((EA)) ((GMU 162)) ((4))
((Tucannon C)) ((Sept. 1-14)) ((Any Bull)) ((EA)) ((GMU 166)) ((1))
Wenaha D Sept. 1-14 Any Bull EA GMU 169 2
Mountain View C Sept. 1-14 Any Bull EA GMU 172 6
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 88
Observatory C Sept. 1-14 Any Elk EA GMUs 340, 342, 371 40
Goose Prairie C Sept. 1-14 Any Bull EA GMUs 352, 356 267
Bethel D Sept. 1-14 Any Bull EA GMU 360 100
Rimrock D Sept. 1-14 Any Bull EA GMU 364 87
Cowiche D Sept. 1-14 Any Bull EA GMU 368 20
Peshastin G Sept. 1-15 Any Elk EA Elk Area 033 10
Margaret D Sept. 1-14 3 Pt. Min. WA GMU 524 8
Toutle D Sept. 1-14 3 Pt. Min. WA GMU 556 55
Olympic C Sept. 1-14 3 Pt. Min. WA GMU 621h 6
Quinault Nov. 21-Dec. 15 Antlerless WA That part of GMU 638 in the Quinault drainage 20
Mashel Bi Jan. 12-21, ((2002)) 2003 Antlerless WA Part of GMU 654m 40
Raymond Bi Nov. 16-30 Antlerless WA Part of GMUs 506 and 673k 15
Satsop Sept. 1-14 3 Pt. Min. or Antlerless WA GMU 651 15
Tanwax Jan. 12-21, ((2002)) 2003 Antlerless WA GMU 652, excluding areas bounded by Highways 167, 410, and 164. 35
hThat part of GMU 621 south of the BPA power lines.

jDamage hunt.

kThat part of GMUs 506 and 673 within 1 mile of SR 6 between the east end of Elk Prairie Rd and the Mallis Landing Rd.

lThat part of GMU 621 north and west of Jimmy Come Lately Creek and the Gray Wolf River.

mThat part of GMU 654 south of the Puyallup River.
Advanced Hunter Education (AHE) Graduate Special Elk Permit Hunts (only AHE graduates may apply).
Toledo B Jan. 17-31, ((2002)) 2003 Antlerless Any Elk Tag Elk Area 029 20
Mossyrock B Jan. 17-31, ((2002)) 2003 Antlerless Any Elk Tag Elk Area 052 ((10)) 20
Randle B Jan. 17-31, ((2002)) 2003 Antlerless Any Elk Tag Elk Area 053 15
Quinault Ridge Oct. 1-10 3-Pt. Min or Antlerless Any Elk Tag GMU 638 5
Chehalis Valley A Sept. 15-30 Antlerless Any Elk Tag Elk Area 066 10
Chehalis Valley B Oct. 1-31 Antlerless Any Elk Tag Elk Area 066 10
Chehalis Valley C Nov. 6-10 Antlerless Any Elk Tag Elk Area 066 15
Chehalis Valley (C)) E Nov. 15-30 Antlerless Any Elk Tag Elk Area 066 10
Chehalis Valley ((E)) F Jan. 1-31, ((2002)) 2003 Antlerless Any Elk Tag Elk Area 066 10
Chehalis Valley ((F)) G Feb. 1-28, ((2002)) 2003 Antlerless Any Elk Tag Elk Area 066 10
Persons of Disability Only - Special Elk Permit Hunts
Observatory D Oct. 24-Nov. 7 Any Elk EF or EM GMUs 340, 342 5
Little Naches C Oct. 1-10 Any Elk EF, EM, EA GMU 346 5
Little Naches D Oct. 30-Nov. 7 Antlerless EF, EM, EA GMU 346 10
Centralia Mine A Oct. 27-28 Antlerless Any Elk Tag Portion of GMU 667o 2
Centralia Mine B Nov. 3-4 Antlerless Only Any Elk Tag Portion of GMU 667o 2
North Shore A Oct. 1-31 Antlerless Any Elk Tag Part of GMU 658p 5
North Shore B Dec. 1-31 Antlerless Any Elk Tag Part of GMU 658p 5
North Shore C Jan. 1-31, ((2002)) 2003 Antlerless Any Elk Tag Part of GMU 658p 5
Skookumchuck A Nov. 17-25 Antlerless Any Elk Tag GMU 667 4
Skookumchuck B Dec. 6-16 Antlerless Any Elk Tag GMU 667 4
Chehalis Valley D Dec. 1-31 Antlerless Any Elk Tag Elk Area 066 15
oPortion of GMU 667 within Centralia Mine.

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

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040, 77.12.020, 77.32.070, 77.32.530. 01-10-048 (Order 01-69), 232-28-279, filed 4/26/01, effective 5/27/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040, 77.12.010, 77.12.020, 77.12.770, 77.12.780. 00-11-137 (Order 00-50), 232-28-279, filed 5/23/00, effective 6/23/00.]

Reviser's note: RCW 34.05.395 requires the use of underlining and deletion marks to indicate amendments to existing rules. The rule published above varies from its predecessor in certain respects not indicated by the use of these markings.

Reviser's note: The typographical errors in the above section occurred in the copy filed by the agency and appear in the Register pursuant to the requirements of RCW 34.08.040.

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