WSR 02-06-126

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Filed March 6, 2002, 10:32 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

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

Purpose: To amend WAC 232-28-278 2000-2002 Deer general seasons and 2001 special permits.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.12.047.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 77.12.047.

Summary: Deer 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 deer population changes and damage complaints.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: Provides recreational, deer hunting opportunity and protects deer from overharvest. Addresses deer 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 deer hunting seasons opportunities for 2002.

Adjust special deer permits for 2002 in response to deer 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. This 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) 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 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 232-28-278   2000-2002 Deer general seasons and ((2001)) 2002 special permits.  


Bag Limit: One (1) deer per hunter during the ((2001)) 2002 hunting season. The Fish and Wildlife Commission may authorize two doe permits for damage areas. Any multiple doe permits will be identified by special permit.


Hunting Method: Hunters must select one of the hunting methods (modern firearm, archery, muzzleloader).


Any Buck Deer Seasons: Open only to the taking of male deer with visible antlers (buck fawns illegal).


Branched Antler Restrictions: APPLIES TO ALL HUNTERS DURING ANY GENERAL SEASON! Buck deer taken in these GMUs must meet minimum antler point requirements. Minimum antler point requirements are antler points on one side only. Antler points include eye guards but all antler points must be at least one inch long. The following GMUs have 2 or 3 point minimum requirements on buck deer taken.


2 Point minimum GMUs: 437, 558, 574, 578, 588, 636, 654, and 681.


3 Point minimum GMUs: All Mule Deer in 100, 200, and 300 series GMUs; Whitetail Deer in GMUs 127, 130, 133, 136, 139, 142, 145, 149, 154, 162, 163, 166, 169, 172, 175, 178, 181, and 186.


Permit Only Units: The following GMUs are closed during general seasons: 290 (Desert), 329 (Quilomene), 342 (Umtanum), 371 (Alkali), and 485 (Green River).


GMUs Closed to Deer Hunting: 157 (Mill Creek Watershed) and 522 (Loo-wit).


Blacktail Deer: Any member of blacktail/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 Klickitat County and in Klickitat County west of Highway 97.


Mule Deer: Any member of blacktail/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 Klickitat County and in Klickitat County east of Highway 97.


Whitetail Deer: Means any whitetail 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: Valid modern firearm deer tag on his/her person for the area hunted.

Hunting Method: Modern firearm deer tag hunters may use rifle, handgun, shotgun, bow or muzzleloader, but only during modern firearm seasons.


Hunt Season 2000 Dates 2001 Dates 2002 Dates Game Management Units (GMUs) Legal Deer
HIGH BUCK HUNTS
Sept. 15-25 Sept. 15-25 Sept. 15-25 Alpine Lakes, Glacier Peak, Pasayten and Olympic Peninsula Wilderness Areas and Lake Chelan Recreation Area and that part of the Henry Jackson Wilderness Area west of the Pacific Crest Trail 3 pt. min.
GENERAL SEASON HUNTS
Western

Washington

Blacktail Deer

Oct. 14-31 Oct. 13-31 Oct. 12-31 407, 418, 426, 448 through 466, 490, 501 through 520, 524 through 556, 560, 568, 572, 601 through 633, 638 through 673, 684 Any buck
410, 564 Any deer
437, 558, 574, 578, 588, 636, 654, 681 2 pt. min.
Eastern

Washington

Whitetail Deer

Oct. 14-27 Oct. 13-26 Oct. 12-25 101 through 124, 203 through 382 except closed in GMUs 290, 329, 342, 371 and PLWMA 201 Any whitetail buck
Oct. 14-22 Oct. 13-21 Oct. 12-20 127 through 154, 162 through 186 Whitetail, 3 pt. min.
Mule Deer Oct. 14-22 Oct. 13-21 Oct. 12-20 All 100, 200, and 300 series GMUs except closed in GMUs 157, 290, 329, 342, and that part of 371 east of Interstate Highway 82, and PLWMA 201 3 pt. min., except any deer in that part of GMU 381 west of Highway 395 and SR17
LATE BUCK HUNTS
Western

Washington

Blacktail Deer

Nov. 16-19 Nov. 15-18 Nov. 14-17 All 400, 500, and 600 GMUs except closed in GMUs 418, 426, 437, 448, 450, 460, 485, 522, 574, 578, and 588 Any buck except 2 pt. min. in GMUs 558, 636, 654, 681 and any deer in GMUs 410 and 564
Eastern

Washington

Whitetail Deer

Nov. 6-19 Nov. 5-19 Nov. 4-19 105 through 124 Any whitetail buck
Nov. 11-19 Nov. 10-18 Nov. 9-17 127 through 142 Whitetail-3 pt. min.
YOUTH & DISABLED HUNTERS
Eastern

Washington

Whitetail Deer

Oct. 13-21 Oct. 12-20 204, 209, 215 Any whitetail
Eastern

Washington Deer

Oct. 13-21 Oct. 12-20 ((209-248)) 209-242, 248, 260, 269 Any Deer
HUNTERS 65 AND OVER, DISABLED, OR YOUTH SEASONS
Eastern

Washington

Whitetail Deer

Oct. 14-27 Oct. 13-26 Oct. 12-25 101 through 124 Any whitetail deer
Oct. 14-22 Oct. 13-21 Oct. 12-20 127 through 142 Whitetail-3 pt. min. or antlerless
Eastern Washington Mule Deer Oct. 13-21 Oct. 12-20 142 Mule deer, 3 pt. min. or anterless
DISABLED HUNTERS
Eastern

Washington

Whitetail Deer

Oct. 14-22 Oct. 13-21 Oct. 12-20 145 through 154,

162 through 186

Whitetail-3 pt. min. or antlerless
ADVANCED HUNTER EDUCATION (AHE) GRADUATE SEASON
Eastern

Washington

Whitetail Deer

Dec. 9-15 Dec. 9-15 Dec. 9-15 GMUs 130-142 Whitetail-Antlerless only

Archery Deer Seasons

License Required: A valid big game hunting license which includes a deer species option.

Tag Required: Valid archery deer tag on his/her person for the area hunted.

Special Notes: Archery tag holders can only hunt during archery seasons with archery equipment.


Hunt Area 2000 Dates 2001 Dates 2002 Dates Game Management Units (GMUs) Legal Deer
Early Archery Deer Seasons
Western

Washington

Blacktail Deer

Sept. 1-30 Sept. 1-30 Sept. 1-30 407 through 426, 448 through 466, 490 through 520, 524 through 556, 560 through 572, 601 through 633, 638 through 673, 684 and Long Island. Any Deer, except buck only in GMUs 506, 530, 550, 568, 672, 673
437, 558, 574, 578, 588, 636, 654, 681 2 pt. min. or antlerless
Alpine Lakes, Glacier Peak, and Olympic Peninsula Wilderness Areas 3 pt. min. or antlerless
Eastern

Washington

Mule Deer

Sept. 1-30 Sept. 1-30 Sept. 1-30 101 through 127, 204, 249 through 251, 260, 262, 328, 334 through 340, 346 through 368, 372 3 pt. min.
Sept. 1-15 Sept. 1-15 Sept. 1-15 130 through 154, 162 through 178, 181, 186, 209 through 242, 248, 254, 266, 269, 272, 278, 284, 381, 382 3 pt. min., except any deer in GMU 381
Sept. 16-30 Sept. 16-30 Sept. 16-30 130 through 154, 162 through 178, 209 through 242, 248, 254, 266, 269, 272, 278, 284, 381, 382 3 pt. min. or antlerless, except any deer in GMU 381
Eastern

Washington

Whitetail Deer

Sept. 1-30 Sept. 1-30 Sept. 1-30 101 through 124, 204 through 284 Any whitetail deer
Sept. 1-30 Sept. 1-30 Sept. 1-30 127 through 154, 162 through 186 Whitetail, 3 pt. min. or antlerless
Late Archery Deer Seasons
Western

Washington

Blacktail Deer

Nov. 22-Dec. 8 Nov. 21-Dec. 8 Nov. 20-Dec. 8 588 2 pt. min. or antlerless
Nov. 22-Dec. 15 Nov. 21-Dec. 15 Nov. 20-Dec. 15 558, 636, 681 2 pt. min. or antlerless
460, 466, 506 through 520, 524, 530, 556, 560, 572, 601, 607 through 618, 638, 648, 673, and Long Island Any deer, except buck only in GMUs 506, 530, and 673
Nov. 22-Dec. 31 Nov. 21-Dec. 31 Nov. 20-Dec. 31 407, 410, 454, 505, 603, 624, 627, 642, 652, 660 through 672 Any deer, except buck only in GMU 672
437 2 pt. min. or antlerless
Eastern

Washington

Mule Deer

Nov. 22-Dec. 8 Nov. 21-Dec. 8 Nov. 20-Dec. 8 145, 178 3 pt. min. or antlerless
Nov. 22-Dec. 15 Nov. 21-Dec. 15 Nov. 20-Dec. ((15)) 8 127 3 pt. min. or antlerless
Nov. 21-Dec. 8 Nov. 20-Dec. 8 209, 215, 233, 243, 250, 346, 352, 364, 368 3 pt. min.
272 3 pt. min. or antlerless
Eastern

Washington

Whitetail Deer

Nov. 10-Dec. 15 Nov. 10-Dec. 15 Nov. 10-Dec. 15 101 Any Whitetail
Nov. 22-Dec. 8 Nov. 21-Dec. 8 Nov. 20-Dec. 8 124, 209, 215, 233, 272 Any Whitetail
127, 145, 178 3 pt. min. or antlerless
Eastern

Washington

Whitetail Deer

Nov. 22-Dec.15 Nov. 21-Dec. 15 Nov. 20-Dec. 15 105, 117, 121((, 124)) Any Whitetail
((127)) ((3 pt. min. or antlerless))

Muzzleloader Deer Seasons

License Required: A valid big game hunting license which includes a deer species option.

Tag Required: Valid muzzleloader deer tag on his/her person 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.


Hunt Area 2000 Dates 2001 Dates 2002 Dates Game Management Units Legal Deer
High Buck Hunts Sept. 15-25 Sept. 15-25 Sept. 15-25 Alpine Lakes, Glacier Peak, Pasayten and Olympic Peninsula Wilderness Areas, Lake Chelan Recreation Area and that part of the Henry Jackson Wilderness Area west of the Pacific Crest Trail. 3 pt. min.
Early Muzzleloader Deer Seasons
Western

Washington

Blacktail Deer

Oct. 7-11 Oct. 6-10 Oct. 5-9 407, 418, 426, 448, 501, 504, 505, 513, 520, 530, 554, 568, 603, 612, 624, 627, 638, 642, 660, 663, 672, 673, 684 Any buck
410, 454, 564, 652, 666 Any deer
437, 578 2 pt. min.
Eastern

Washington

Whitetail Deer

Oct. 7-11 Oct. 6-10 Oct. 5-9 209, 239, 243, 244, 245, 246, 250, 251, 284, 381 Whitetail, any buck
133, 142, 145, 149 Whitetail, 3 pt. min.
109, 117, 124 Whitetail, any deer
Eastern

Washington

Mule Deer

Oct. 7-11 Oct. 6-10 Oct. 5-9 109, 117, 133, 142, 145, 149, 209, 239, 243, 244, 245, 246, 250, 251, 284, 336, 352, 360, 381[,] 382 Mule deer, 3 pt. min., except any deer in that part of GMU 381 west of Highway 395 and State Route 17
Late Muzzleloader Deer Seasons
Western

Washington

Blacktail Deer

Nov. 22-Dec. 15 Nov. 21-Dec. 15 Nov. 20-Dec. 15 410, 501, 504, 564, 666, 684, and Muzzleloader Area 926 Any deer
654 2 pt. min.
550, 602, 633, 651 Any buck
Nov. 22-Dec. 8 Nov. 21-Dec. 8 Nov. 20-Dec. 8 578 2 pt. min.
Eastern

Washington

Whitetail Deer

Nov. 22-Dec. 15 Nov. 21-Dec. 8 Nov. 20-Dec. 8 113 Whitetail, any deer
Nov. 22-Dec. 8 Nov. 21-Dec. 8 Nov. 20-Dec. 8 130, 139, 172, 181, 284 Whitetail, 3 pt. min. or antlerless
Eastern

Washington

Mule Deer

Nov. 22-Dec. 8 Nov. 21-Dec. 8 Nov. 20-Dec. 8 130, 284, 381 Mule deer, 3 pt. min. or antlerless
Nov. 22-Dec. 8 Nov. 21-Dec. 8 Nov. 20-Dec. 8 382 3 pt. min.

Firearm Restricted Deer Hunts Open To All Deer Hunters

License Required: Hunting license.

Tag Required: Valid modern firearm, archery or muzzleloader deer tag on his/her person for the area hunted.

Hunting Method: Must use weapon in compliance with tag. Firearm restrictions apply in some GMUs. In firearm restriction areas, modern firearm hunters may hunt with a muzzleloader equipped with a scope.


Firearm Restricted Hunts Open To All Deer Hunters
Hunting license and deer tag required. Must use hunting method in compliance with tag. Check firearm restrictions. Archery, shotgun, muzzleloader or revolver type handgun only. Hunter orange required.
Hunt Area 2000 Dates 2001 Dates 2002 Dates Game Management Units (GMUs) Legal Deer
Western

Washington

Blacktail Deer

Oct. 14-31 Oct. 13-31 Oct. 12-31 410, Vashon and Maury Islands Any deer
Nov. 22-Dec. 31 Nov. 21-Dec. 31 Nov. 20-Dec. 31 564 Any deer
Sept. 1-Dec. 31 Sept. 1- Dec. 31 Sept. 1-Dec. 31 Indian Island. Restricted Access.* Any deer
*Archery only except for one day persons of disability hunt. Archers must qualify during the June to August period to hunt. For information call Bill Kalina at (360) 396-5353.

Special Deer Permit Hunting Seasons

(Open to Permit Holders Only)

Hunters must purchase a deer hunting license prior to purchase of a permit application.


Hunt Name ((2001)) 2002

Permit Season

Special

Restrictions

Boundary

Description

((2001)) 2002

Permits

Modern Firearm Deer Permit Hunts (Only modern firearm and muzzleloader deer tag holders may apply)
Hunters may hunt only with weapon in compliance with tag.
Sherman Oct. ((13-26)) 12-25 Whitetail, Antlerless GMU 101 ((200)) 150
Kelly Hill Oct. ((13-26)) 12-25 Whitetail, Antlerless GMU 105 ((200)) 250
Threeforks Oct. ((13-26)) 12-25 Whitetail, Antlerless GMU 109 ((400)) 500
Selkirk Oct. ((13-26)) 12-25 Whitetail, Antlerless GMU 113 50
49 Degrees North Oct. ((13-26)) 12-25 Whitetail, Antlerless GMU 117 ((200)) 300
Huckleberry Oct. ((13-26)) 12-25 Whitetail, Antlerless GMU 121 ((500)) 1000
Mt. Spokane Oct. ((13-26)) 12-25 Whitetail, Antlerless GMU 124 ((1000)) 1200
Mica Peak Oct. ((13-21)) 12-20 Whitetail, Antlerless GMU 127 ((160)) 200
Cheney Oct. ((13-21)) 12-20 Antlerless GMU 130 ((150)) 200
Roosevelt Nov. ((5-15)) 4-14 Antlerless GMU 133 ((450)) 500
Harrington Nov. ((5-15)) 4-14 Antlerless GMU 136 125
Steptoe A ((Nov. 5-15)) Oct. 12-20 Antlerless GMU 139 ((250)) 200
Steptoe B Nov. 4-14 Antlerless GMU 139 200
Almota A ((Nov. 5-15)) Oct. 12-20 Antlerless GMU 142 250
Almota B Nov. 4-14 Antlerless GMU 142 250
Mayview A ((Nov. 5-15)) Oct. 12-20 Antlerless GMU 145 ((700)) 350
Mayview B Nov. 4-14 Antlerless GMU 145 350
Prescott A ((Nov. 5-15)) Nov. 4-14 Antlerless GMU 149 400
Prescott B Nov. ((5-15)) 4-14 Antlerless That portion of GMU 149 ((north and east of)) between Hwy 261 and Hwy 127 ((175)) 100
Blue Creek Nov. ((5-15)) 4-14 Whitetail, Antlerless GMU 154 ((200)) 225
Dayton A Nov. ((5-15)) 4-14 Whitetail, Antlerless GMU 162 ((250)) 350
Dayton B Nov. 4-14 Antlerless GMU 162, excluding National Forest lands and the Rainwater Wildlife Area 50
Marengo A Nov. ((5-15)) 4-14 Whitetail, Antlerless GMU 163 ((200)) 250
Marengo B Nov. ((5-15)) 4-14 Antlerless GMU 163 75
Peola Nov. ((5-15)) 4-14 Antlerless GMU 178 ((150)) 100
Couse Nov. 4-14 Antlerless GMU 181 50
Blue Mtns. Foothills A Nov. ((5-20)) 4-21 Any Whitetail GMUs 149, 154, 162-166 100
Blue Mtns. Foothills B Nov. ((5-20)) 4-21 Any Whitetail GMUs 145, 172-181 50
East Okanogan Nov. 1-15 Any Whitetail GMU 204 100
West Okanogan Nov. 1-15 Any Whitetail GMUs 209, 218-242 100
Sinlahekin A Nov. 1-15 Any Whitetail GMU 215 50
Sinlahekin B Nov. 1-15 Antlerless, Whitetail GMU 215 50
Chewuch Nov. 1-15 Any Buck GMU 218 30
Pearrygin Nov. 1-15 Any Buck GMU 224 35
Gardner Nov. 1-15 Any Buck GMU 231 25
Pogue Nov. 1-15 Any Buck GMU 233 15
Chiliwist Nov. 1-15 Any Buck GMU 239 25
Alta Nov. 1-15 Any Buck GMU 242 30
Manson Nov. 1-15 Any Buck GMU 243 ((15)) 5
Chiwawa Nov. 1-15 Any Buck GMU 245 ((15)) 30
Slide Ridge Nov. 1-15 Any Buck GMU 246 ((15)) 5
Entiat Nov. 1-15 Any Buck GMU 247 ((15)) 30
Big Bend A Oct. 13-21 Antlerless GMU 248 ((50)) 75
Big Bend C Nov. 1-15 Antlerless GMU 248 ((50)) 75
Swakane Nov. 1-15 Any Buck GMU 250 ((15)) 30
Mission A Nov. 1-15 Any Buck GMU 251 ((15)) 30
Mission C Oct. 12-20 Antlerless GMU 251 100
St. Andrews Oct. ((13-21)) 12-20 Antlerless GMU 254 ((50)) 75
Withrow Oct. ((13-21)) 12-20 Antlerless GMU 262 ((50)) 75
Foster Creek A Oct. ((13-21)) 12-25 Antlerless GMU 260 100
Foster Creek B Nov. 1-15 Antlerless GMU 260 100
Badger Nov. 1-15 Antlerless GMU 266 ((75)) 100
Beezeley East Oct. ((13-21)) 12-20 Antlerless That part of GMU 272 ((in Grant County)) east and north of State Route 17 ((300)) 100
Beezeley West Oct. 12-20 Antlerless That part of GMU 272 west and south of State Route 17 100
((Kahlotus)) ((Oct. 13-21)) ((Antlerless)) ((GMU 284)) ((100))
Desert A Nov. 1-15 Any Deer GMU 290 15
Desert B Nov. ((19-25)) 25-Dec. 1 Antlerless GMU 290 50
Quilomene A ((Nov. 7-22)) 4-17 Any Buck GMU 329 ((100)) 75
Umtanum A ((Nov. 7-22)) 4-17 Any Buck GMU 342 ((90)) 65
Alkali A ((Nov. 7-22)) 4-17 Any Buck GMU 371 85
Alkali B ((Nov. 7-22)) 4-17 Antlerless GMU 371 75
East Klickitat Oct. ((13-21)) 12-20 Any Deer GMU 382 ((50)) 40
Snoqualmie Nov. ((1-11)) 2-10 Any Buck GMU 460 ((500)) 200
Green River A Oct. ((6-10-13)) 26-31 Any Buck GMU 485 ((20)) 15
Lincoln Oct. ((13-31)) 12-31 Any Deer GMU 501 ((60)) 50
Stella Oct. ((13-31)) 12-31 Any Deer GMU 504b ((55)) 45
Mossyrock Oct. ((13-31)) 12-31 Any Deer GMU 505 ((115)) 105
Stormking Oct. ((13-31)) 12-31 Any Deer GMU 510 ((55)) 45
South Rainier Oct. ((13-31)) 12-31 Any Deer GMU 513 ((55)) 45
Packwood Oct. ((13-31)) 12-31 Any Deer GMU 516 ((75)) 65
Winston Oct. ((13-31)) 12-31 Any Deer GMU 520 ((75)) 65
Yale Oct. ((13-31)) 12-31 Any Deer GMU 554b ((35)) 25
Toutle A Oct. 12-31 Any Deer GMU 556 40
Marble A Oct. ((13-31)) 12-31 2 Pt. Min. or Antlerless GMU 558 ((55)) 45
Lewis River A Oct. ((13-31)) 12-31 Any Deer GMU 560 ((75)) 65
Siouxon A Oct. ((13-31)) 12-31 Any Deer GMU 572 ((75)) 65
Wind River A Oct. ((13-31)) 12-31 2 Pt. Min. or Antlerless GMU 574 ((40)) 35
Wind River B Nov. ((15-18)) 14-17 2 Pt. Min. GMU 574 ((25)) 35
West Klickitat A Oct. ((13-31)) 12-31 2 Pt. Min. or Antlerless GMU 578 ((50)) 40
West Klickitat B Nov. ((15-18)) 14-17 2 Pt. Min GMU 578 ((35)) 45
Grayback A Oct. ((13-31)) 12-31 2 Pt. Min. or Antlerless GMU 588 ((200)) 180
Grayback B Nov. ((15-18)) 14-17 2 Pt. Min GMU 588 ((50)) 65
Pyshtc Oct. ((13-31)) 12-31 Any Deer GMU 603 40
Olympic Oct. ((13-31)) 12-31 Any Deer GMU 621 ((30)) 35
Coyle Oct. ((13-31)) 12-31 Any Deer GMU 624 ((30)) 25
Kitsap Oct. ((13-31)) 12-31 Any Deer GMU 627 20
Mason Lake A Oct. ((13-31)) 12-31 Any Deer GMU 633 ((5)) 20
Skokomish Oct. ((13-31)) 12-31 2 Pt. Min. or Antlerless GMU 636 80
Wynoochee A Oct. ((13-31)) 12-31 Any Deer GMU 648 110
Wynoochee B Nov. 1-11 Any Buck GMU 648 10
Satsop A Oct. ((13-31)) 12-31 Any Deer GMU 651 150
Satsop B Nov. 1-11 Any Buck GMU 651 10
North River Oct. ((13-31)) 12-31 Any Deer GMU 658 100
Minot Peak Oct. ((13-31)) 12-31 Any Deer GMU 660 ((100)) 90
Capitol Peak A Oct. ((13-31)) 12-31 Any Deer GMU 663 ((140)) 120
Capitol Peak B Nov. 1-11 Any Buck GMU 663 10
Deschutes Oct. 13-31 Any Deer GMU 666 80
Skookumchuck A Oct. 13-31 Any Deer GMU 667 200
Skookumchuck B Nov. 1-11 Any Buck GMU 667 10
aGreen River deer and elk permit holders may hunt bear and cougar in GMU 485 with bear and cougar tags during permit season.
bFirearm Restriction Areas - Muzzleloader or archery equipment only.
cPermit not valid on Merrill and Ring Tree Farm.
Muzzleloader Only Deer Permit Hunts (Only muzzleloader tag holders may apply.)
Green Bluff Dec. ((8-31)) 9-31 Whitetail, Antlerless That portion of GMU 124 east of Hwy 2 ((90)) 120
Blue Mtns. Foothills C ((Nov. 21-Dec. 8)) Nov. 22-Dec. 9 Any Whitetail GMUs 149, 154, 162-166 60
Wannacut Nov. 1-15 Antlerless GMU 209 50
Moses Coulee Dec. 1-31 Antlerless GMU 269 ((50)) 100
Desert C Oct. ((22-28)) 21-27 Any Deer GMU 290 4
Quilomene B Oct. 1-10 Any Buck GMU 329 ((11)) 8
Umtanum B Oct. 1-10 Any Buck GMU 342 ((9)) 6
Alkali C Sept. 30-Oct. 6 Any Buck GMU 371 12
Alkali D Sept. 30-Oct. 6 Antlerless GMU 371 8
Mason Lake B Oct. 6-10 Antlerless GMU 633 ((30)) 40
Satsop C Oct. 6-10 Any Deer GMU 651 50
Archery Only Deer Permit Hunts (Only archery deer tag holders may apply.)
Desert D Sept. ((16-Oct. 5)) 14-Oct. 6 Any Deer GMU 290 62
Quilomene C Nov. ((23-Dec. 8)) 18-Dec. 2 Any Deer GMU 329 ((126)) 95
Umtanum C Nov.(( 23-Dec. 8)) 18-Dec. 2 Any Deer GMU 342 ((45)) 32
Alkali E Nov. ((23-Dec. 8)) 18-Dec. 2 Any Deer GMU 371 85
Special Deer Permit Hunts for Hunters 65 or older.
Blue Mtn. Foothills D Oct. ((13-21)) 12-20 3 Pt. Min. or Antlerless GMUs 145, 149, 181 150
Special Youth Deer Permit Hunts (Must be eligible for the youth hunting license and accompanied by an adult during the hunt.)
Blue Mtns. Foothills E Oct. ((13-21)) 12-20 Any Deer GMUs 149, 154, 162-166 100
Blue Mtns. Foothills F Oct. ((13-21)) 12-20 Any Deer GMUs 145, 172-181 75
Mission B Oct. ((13-21)) 12-20 Any Deer GMU 251 ((50)) 100
Quilomene D Oct. 13-21 Antlerless GMU 328 75
Umtanum D Oct. 13-21 Antlerless GMU 342 75
East Klickitat B Oct. 12-20 Any Deer GMU 382 10
Lincoln B Oct. 12-31 Any Deer GMU 501 10
Stella B Oct. 12-31 Any Deer GMU 504 10
Mossyrock B Oct. 12-31 Any Deer GMU 505 10
Stormking B Oct. 12-31 Any Deer GMU 510 10
South Rainier B Oct. 12-31 Any Deer GMU 513 10
Packwood B Oct. 12-31 Any Deer GMU 516 10
Winston B Oct. 12-31 Any Deer GMU 520 10
Yale B Oct. 12-31 Any Deer GMU 554 10
Toutle B Oct. 13-31 Any Deer GMU 556 ((100)) 60
Marble B Oct. 12-31 Any Deer GMU 558 10
Lewis River Oct. 12-31 Any Deer GMU 560 10
Siouxon B Oct. 12-31 Any Deer GMU 572 10
Wind River C Oct. 13-31 2-Pt. Min. or Antlerless GMU 574 ((75)) 40
West Klickitat C Oct. 12-31 Any Deer GMU 578 10
Grayback C Oct. 12-31 Any Deer GMU 588 20
Satsop C Oct. 10-31 Any Deer GMU 651 10
Skookumchuck C Oct. 6-31 Any Deer GMU 667 60

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040, 77.12.020, 77.32.070, 77.32.530. 01-10-048 (Order 01-69), 232-28-278, 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), 232-28-278, filed 5/23/00, effective 6/23/00.]

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

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