WSR 06-06-044

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 05-271A -- Filed February 24, 2006, 10:31 a.m. , effective March 27, 2006 ]


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

Purpose: Amending WAC 232-28-284 Spring black bear damage seasons and regulations. This order corrects a mistake that appeared in WSR 06-02-063 filed on January 3, 2006. The commission adopted WAC 232-28-284 with the number of permits available for the Capitol Forest hunt being 100, not 75 that [was] indicated on the previous order.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 232-28-284.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.12.047.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 05-21-113 on October 18, 2005.

Changes Other than Editing from Proposed to Adopted Version: Changes, if any, from the text of the proposed rule and reasons for difference:


In the permit table

&sqbul; To correct an error, change the number of permits available for the Capitol Forest hunt from 75 back to 100.

&sqbul; Hancock Forest Management would like to continue spring bear season. So the following line was added to the permit table.


Kapowsin Southa That portion of GMUs 653 and 654 that is designated as Kapowsin South by Hancock Forest Management 100 April 15 - June 15

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: December 2, 2005.

Nancy Burkhart

for Ron Ozment, Chair

Fish and Wildlife Commission


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 04-327, filed 1/3/05, effective 2/3/05)

WAC 232-28-284   ((2005)) Spring black bear ((damage)) seasons and regulations.   ((Spring black bear hunting seasons under this section constitute a three-year pilot program to reduce black bear damage to trees.))


Who may apply: Anyone with a valid Washington big game license, which includes black bear as a species option.


Hunt areas, ((permits)) permit levels, and season dates for each license year:


Hunt name Hunt area ((2005)) Permits ((2005)) Season datesb
Blue Creek GMU 154 15 April 15 - May 31
Dayton GMU 162 15 April 15 - May 31
Tucannon GMU 166 10 April 15 - May 31
Wenaha GMU 169 30 April 15 - May 31
Mt. View GMU 172 15 April 15 - May 31
Lick Creek GMU 175 15 April 15 - May 31
Grande Ronde GMU 186 5 April 15 - May 31
Capitol Foresta That portion of Capitol Forest within GMU 663 100 April 15 - June 15
((Kapowsin (All) PLWMA 401 in GMU 653 and 654 100 April 15 - June 15))
Kapowsin South a That portion of GMUs 653 and 654 that is designated as Kapowsin South by Hancock Forest Management 100 April 15 - June 15

a Spring black bear hunting seasons under this hunt area constitute a pilot program to reduce black bear damage to trees.
b Permits are valid for the license year they are issued.


Bag limit: One black bear per black bear special permit season.


License required: A valid big game hunting license, which includes black bear as a species option, is required to hunt black bear. One black bear transport tag is included with a big game hunting license that has black bear as a species option.


Hunting method: Hunters may use any lawful big game modern firearm, archery, or muzzleloader equipment for hunting black bear. The use of dogs or bait to hunt black bear is prohibited statewide.


Submitting bear teeth: Successful bear hunters must submit the black bear premolar located behind the canine tooth of the upper jaw.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 05-02-046 (Order 04-327), 232-28-284, filed 1/3/05, effective 2/3/05.]

Washington State Code Reviser's Office