WSR 07-24-061

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Filed December 4, 2007, 8:38 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Deer and elk special permits and seasons, firearm restriction areas, small game seasons, landowner hunting permits, classification of wild birds, moose, bighorn sheep and mountain goat seasons and permit quotas, deer and elk area descriptions, hunting equipment restrictions, and game management unit boundary descriptions.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 77.12.047, 77.12.020, 77.12.570, 77.12.210.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Provides clarification and recreational opportunity.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

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 Dave Brittell, Wildlife Program Assistant Director, 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98504-1091, phone (360) 902-2515.

December 4, 2007

Loreva M. Preuss

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office