PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
FISH AND WILDLIFE
[Filed March 5, 2019, 3:33 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is considering rule changes related to black bear and cougar seasons and regulations.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Amendments to the rules are needed to provide clarification, 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: 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 contacting Eric Gardner, 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501, phone 360-902-2515, fax 360-902-2162, email firstname.lastname@example.org, web site wdfw.wa.gov.
March 5, 2019