WSR 97-12-059

PERMANENT RULES

FISH AND WILDLIFE

COMMISSION

(Wildlife)

[Filed June 2, 1997, 4:59 p.m.]

Date of Adoption: April 19, 1997.

Purpose: To adopt WAC 232-28-270 1998 Raffle permits.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.12.040.

Other Authority: RCW 77.12.020, 77.12.030, 77.32.220.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 97-06-126 on March 5, 1997.

Changes Other than Editing from Proposed to Adopted Version: The adopted version of WAC 232-28-270 differs from the version filed with the code reviser in the following specifics:

1. The word and was inserted under subsection (1)(b) between . . . (PLWMAs), and GMUs 157 . . .. The sentence is statewide in any open area, except Private Lands Wildlife Management Areas (PLWMAs), and GMUs 157 and 485 are closed.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 1, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

May 2, 1997

Lisa Pelly

Chair

NEW SECTION

WAC 232-28-270 1998 Raffle permits

raffle permit hunts

The following raffle permits will be issued to individuals selected through a drawing:

(1) Deer Raffle Permit Hunt

(a) Bag limit: One additional any buck deer.

(b) Open area: Statewide in any open area, except all Private Lands Wildlife Management Areas (PLWMAs), and GMUs 157 and 485 are closed.

(c) Open season: The deer raffle permit holder may hunt in any 1998 general or permit archery, muzzleloader, or modern firearm season.

(d) Weapon: The raffle hunter may use only archery equipment during archery seasons, muzzleloader equipment during muzzleloader seasons and any legal weapon during modern firearm seasons.

(e) Number of permits: 1

(f) Raffle tickets cost $5.00 including a 50 cent vendor fee.

(2) Elk Raffle Permit Hunt

(a) Bag limit: One additional any bull elk.

(b) Open area: Statewide in any open area, except all Private Lands Wildlife Management Areas (PLWMAs) and GMUs 157 and 485 are closed.

(c) Open season: The elk raffle permit holder may hunt in any 1998 general or permit archery, muzzleloader, or modern firearm season.

(d) Weapon: The raffle permit hunter may use only archery equipment during archery seasons, muzzleloader equipment during muzzleloader seasons and any legal weapon during modern firearm seasons.

(e) Number of permits: 1

(f) Raffle tickets cost $5.00 including a 50 cent vendor fee.

(3) Bighorn Sheep Hunt

(a) Bag limit: One bighorn ram

(b) Open area: Sheep Unit 4 (Selah Butte), Sheep Unit 5 (Umtanum), Sheep Unit 7 (Clemon Mountain), or Sheep Unit 12 (Lincoln Cliffs).

(c) Open season: September 1-October 31, 1998.

(d) Weapon: Hunter may use any legal weapon.

(e) Number of permits: 1

(f) Raffle tickets cost $10.00 including a 50 cent vendor fee.

(g) Permittee shall contact the appropriate regional office of the Department of Fish and Wildlife when entering the designated hunt area.

(h) The permittee may be accompanied by others; however, only the permittee is allowed to carry a firearm and harvest an animal.

(i) Any attempt by members of the permittee's party to herd or drive wildlife is prohibited.

(j) If requested by the department, the permittee is required to accompany Department officials to the site of the kill.

(k) The permittee will present the head and carcass of the bighorn sheep killed to any department office within 72 hours of date of kill.

(4) Moose Hunt

(a) Bag limit: One moose of either sex

(b) Open area: Hunter may hunt in any open moose unit.

(c) Open season: October 1-November 30, 1998.

(d) Weapon: Hunter may use any legal weapon.

(e) Number of permits: 1

(f) Raffle tickets cost $5.00 including a 50 cent vendor fee.

(g) Permittee shall contact the appropriate regional office of the department of fish and wildlife when entering the designated hunt area.

(h) If requested by the department, the permittee is required to accompany department officials to the site of the kill.

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