WSR 06-06-092

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Filed March 1, 2006, 11:27 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 06-02-096.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 232-28-351 2003-2005 Deer general seasons and special permits.

Hearing Location(s): Comfort Inn and Conference Center, 1620 74th Avenue S.W., Tumwater, WA 98501, (360) 596-9100, on April 7-8, 2006, at 8:00 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: April 7, 2006.

Submit Written Comments to: Attn: Wildlife Program Commission Meeting Public Comments, 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091, e-mail Wildthing@dfw.wa.gov, fax (360) 902-2162, by Monday, March 24, 2006.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Nancy Burkhart by April 5, 2006, TTY (360) 902-2207 or (360) 902-2267.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: Deer general seasons are set on a three year basis and permit seasons are adjusted annually. General seasons may be adjusted annually in response to deer population changes and damage complaints. This rule sets general deer hunting season opportunities for 2006-2008. Adjusts deer seasons for 2006 in response to deer population changes and damage complaints. Provides for recreational harvest of deer. Helps reduce agricultural damage and provides for population control of deer where needed.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: Provides recreational, deer hunting opportunity and protects deer from overharvest. Addresses deer damage problems.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.12.047.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 77.12.047.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Name of Proponent: Washington fish and wildlife commission, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting and Implementation: Dave Brittell, Natural Resources Building, Olympia, (360) 902-2504; and Enforcement: Bruce Bjork, Natural Resources Building, Olympia, (360) 902-2932.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. These rules regulate recreational hunters and do not directly regulate small business.

A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. Not hydraulics rules.

March 1, 2006

Evan Jacoby

Rules Coordinator


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 05-89, filed 5/10/05, effective 6/10/05)

WAC 232-28-351   ((2003-2005)) 2006-2008 Deer general seasons and ((special permits)) definitions.  


Bag Limit: One (1) deer per hunter during the license year except where otherwise permitted by Fish and Wildlife Commission rule.


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


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


Antler Point: To qualify as an antler point, the point must be at least one inch long measured on the longest side.


((Branched)) Antler Restrictions: APPLIES TO ALL HUNTERS DURING ANY GENERAL SEASON AND DESIGNATED SPECIAL PERMIT SEASONS! Buck deer taken in ((these)) antler restricted 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.)) Eye guards are antler points when they are at least one inch long.


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)) white-tailed 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)) require a special permit to hunt deer: 290 (Desert), 329 (Quilomene), 371 (Alkali), and 485 (Green River).


((Private Lands Wildlife Management Areas (PLWMAs): Buckrun (PLWMA 201), Kapowsin (PLWMA 401), and Merrill and Ring (PLWMA 600) are closed to hunting, except by permit and/or written permission from the landowner.))


GMUs Closed to Deer Hunting: 157 (Mill Creek Watershed), 490 (Cedar River), and 522 (Loo-wit).


((Blacktail)) Black-tailed Deer: Any member of ((blacktail)) black-tailed/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)); in Klickitat County along the Yakama Indian Reservation boundary to Summit Creek Rd; southwest on Summit Creek Rd to the Glenwood-Goldendale Highway; northwest on the Glenwood-Goldendale Highway to Lakeside Rd; south on Lakeside Rd to Fisher Hill Rd (P-2000); south on Fisher Hill Rd to Fisher Hill bridge crossing Klickitat River; southwest down Klickitat River to the Columbia River.


Mule Deer: Any member of ((blacktail)) black-tailed/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)); in Klickitat County along the Yakama Indian Reservation boundary to Summit Creek Rd; southwest on Summit Creek Rd to the Glenwood-Goldendale Highway; northwest on the Glenwood-Goldendale Highway to Lakeside Rd; south on Lakeside Rd to Fisher Hill Rd (P-2000); south on Fisher Hill Rd to Fisher Hill bridge crossing Klickitat River; southwest down Klickitat River to the Columbia River.


((Whitetail)) White-tailed Deer: Means any ((whitetail)) white-tailed 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 ((2003)) 2006 Dates ((2004)) 2007 Dates ((2005)) 2008 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. 11-31))

Oct. 14-31

((Oct. 16-31))

Oct. 13-31

((Oct. 15-31))

Oct. 11-31

407, 418, 426, 448 through 466, 501 through 520, 524 through 556, 560, 568, 572, 601 through 633, 638 through 673, 684 Any buck
GMUs 410, 564 Deer Areas 4013, 4926, and 6014 Any deer
437, ((558,)) 574, 578, ((588,)) 636, 654, 681 2 pt. min.
Eastern

Washington

Whitetail Deer

((Oct. 11-24))

Oct. 14-27

((Oct. 16-29))

Oct. 13-26

((Oct. 15-28))

Oct. 11-24

((101)) 105 through 124 Any whitetail buck
Oct. 14-22 Oct. 13-21 Oct. 11-19 ((203 through 247, and 249 through 251)) All 200 and 300 series GMUs except permit-only in 290, 329, and 371 Any whitetail buck
Oct. 14-29 Oct. 13-28 Oct. 11-26 101, 204 Any whitetail buck
((Oct. 11-19))

Oct. 14-22

((Oct. 16-24))

Oct. 13-21

((Oct. 15-23))

Oct. 11-19

127 through 154, 162 through 186 Whitetail, 3 pt. min.
((248, 254 through 381 except closed in GMUs 290, 329, 371)) ((Any whitetail buck))
((Deer Area 3081)) 379 Any whitetailed deer
Eastern

Washington

Mule Deer

((Oct. 11-19))

Oct. 14-22

((Oct. 16-24))

Oct. 13-21

((Oct. 15-23))

Oct. 11-19

All 100, 200, and 300 series GMUs, ((248, and 254 through 284,)) except ((closed)) permit only in GMUs ((157)) 290, 329, and 371, and closed in GMU 157 Mule deer, 3 pt. min.
((Deer Area 3081)) 379 Any mule deer
Oct. 14-27 Oct. 13-26 Oct. 11-24 373, 382, 388 Mule deer, 3 pt. min.
((Oct. 11-24 Oct. 16-29 Oct. 15-28 203 through 247 and 249 through 251 Mule deer, 3 pt. min.))
LATE BUCK HUNTS
Western

Washington

Blacktail Deer

((Nov. 13-16))

Nov. 16-19

((Nov. 18-21))

Nov. 15-18

((Nov. 17-20))

Nov. 13-16

407, 410, 454, 466, and 500, and 600 series GMUs except closed in GMUs 522, 574, and, 578((, and 588)) Any buck except 2 pt. min. in GMUs ((558,)) 636, 654, and, 681 ((and any deer in GMUs 410 and 564))
Nov. 16-19 Nov. 15-18 Nov. 13-16 GMUs 410 and 564, Deer Areas 4013, 4926, 6014 Any deer
Eastern

Washington

Whitetail Deer

((Nov. 3-19))

Nov. 6-19

((Nov. 8-19))

Nov. 5-19

((Nov. 7-19))

Nov. 3-19

105 through 124 Any whitetail buck
((127-142)) ((Whitetail, 3 pt. min.))
YOUTH & DISABLED HUNTERS
Eastern

Washington

Whitetail Deer

((Oct. 25-

Nov. 2))

Oct. 28-Nov. 5

((Oct. 30-

Nov. 7))

Oct. 29-Nov. 4

((Oct. 29-

Nov. 6))

Oct. 25-Nov. 2

105 through 124 Whitetail, antlerless only
HUNTERS 65 AND OVER, DISABLED, OR YOUTH SEASONS
Eastern

Washington

Whitetail Deer

((Oct. 11-24)) Oct. 14-27 & Nov. 6-19 ((Oct. 16-29))

Oct. 13-26 & Nov. 5-19

((Oct. 15-28))

Oct. 11-24 & Nov. 3-19

((101)) 105 through 124 Any whitetail deer
Oct. 14-29 Oct. 13-28 Oct. 11-26 101 Any whitetail deer
((Oct. 11-19))

Oct. 14-22

((Oct. 16-24))

Oct. 13-21

((Oct. 15-23))

Oct. 11-19

127 through 142, 145 through 154, 162, ((163,)) and 172 through 181 Whitetail, 3 pt. min. or antlerless
((Eastern Washington Mule Deer Oct. 11-19 Oct. 16-24 Oct. 15-23 142 Mule deer, 3 pt. min. or antlerless))
ADVANCED HUNTER EDUCATION (AHE) MASTER HUNTER SEASON
Eastern

Washington

Whitetail Deer

Dec. 9-15 Dec. 9-15 Dec. 9-15 GMUs 130-142 Whitetail, antlerless only
((Eastern Washington Mule Deer Dec. 9-15 Dec. 9-15 Dec. 9-15 GMU 142 Mule deer, 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 (WAC 232-12-054).


Hunt Area ((2003)) 2006 Dates ((2004)) 2007 Dates ((2005)) 2008 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, 501 through 520, 524 through 556, 560, 564, 568, 572, 601 through 633, 638 through 653, 658 through 673, 684 and 699 Any Deer, except buck only in GMUs 460, 503, 506, 530, 550, ((568,)) 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. 1-30 105 through 127, 162, 163, 166, 169, 243((, 244, 246, 247, 249, 250, 260, 262)) 3 pt. min.
142 through 154, and ((162)) 172 through 186, ((245), Deer Area 1010, 244 through 247, 249 through 251, 260, 328, 334 through 340, 346 through 368, 372, 373, 388 3 pt. min. or antlerless
381 Any mule deer
Sept. 1-15 Sept. 1-15 Sept. 1-15 101, 130 through 139, 204 through 242, 248, 254, 262, 266, 269, 272, 278, 284, 382 3 pt. min.
Sept. 16-30 Sept. 16-30 Sept. 16-30 101, 130 through 139, 204 through 242, 248, 254, 262, 266, 269, 272, 278, 284, 382 3 pt. min. or antlerless
Eastern Washington Whitetail Deer Sept. 1-30 Sept. 1-30 Sept. 1-30 101 through 124, 204 through 284, 381 Any whitetail deer
127 through 154, 162 through 186 Whitetail, 3 pt. min. or antlerless
Late Archery Deer Seasons
Western

Washington

Blacktail Deer

((Nov. 19 - Dec. 8)) Nov. 22-Dec. 8 ((Nov. 24 - Dec. 8))

Nov. 21-Dec. 8

((Nov. 23 - Dec. 8)) Nov. 19-Dec. 8 437, ((588,)) 654 2 pt. min. or antlerless
((Nov. 19 - Dec. 15))

Nov. 22-Dec. 15

((Nov. 24 - Dec. 15))

Nov. 21-Dec. 15

((Nov. 23 - Dec. 15))

Nov. 19-Dec. 15

636, 681 2 pt. min. or antlerless
((558)) ((2 pt. min.))
Nov. 22-Dec. 15 Nov. 21-Dec. 15 Nov. 19-Dec. 15 ((460,)) 466, ((506)) 510 through 520, 524, ((530,)) 556, ((560, 572,)) 601, 607 through 618, 638, 648, and 699 Any deer((, except buck only in GMUs 460, 506, 530))
Nov. 22-Dec. 15 Nov. 21-Dec. 15 Nov. 19-Dec. 15 460, 506, 530, 560, 572 Buck only
((Nov. 19 - Dec. 31))

Nov. 22-Dec. 31

((Nov. 24 - Dec. 31))

Nov. 21-Dec. 31

((Nov. 23 - Dec. 31))

Nov. 19-Dec. 31

407, 410, 454, 505, 564, 603, 624, 627, 642, 652, 660 through 672 Any deer
Eastern

Washington

Mule Deer

Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 209, 215, 233, 243((, 250)) 3 pt. min.
145, 163, 178, 250 3 pt. min. or antlerless
272, 278, 346, 352, 364, 368, 373 3 pt. min. or antlerless
Nov. 20-30 Nov. 20-30 Nov. 20-30 133, 136 Antlerless
Dec. 9-31 Dec. 9-31 Dec. 9-31 Deer Area 1021 3 pt. min. or antlerless
Nov. 20-Dec. 15 Nov. 20-Dec. 15 Nov. 20-Dec. 15 388 3 pt. min. or antlerless
Eastern

Washington

Whitetail Deer

Nov. 10 - Dec. 15 Nov. 10 - Dec. 15 Nov. 10 - Dec. 15 101 Any whitetail deer
Nov. 20 - Dec. 15 Nov. 20 - Dec. 15 Nov. 20 - Dec. 15 105, 108, 117, 121, 124 Any whitetail deer
127 3 pt. min. or antlerless whitetail
Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 145, 163, 178 3 pt. min. or antlerless whitetail
204, 209, 215, 233, 243, 250, 272, 278 Any whitetail deer
Nov. 20-30 Nov. 20-30 Nov. 20-30 133, 136 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 ((2003)) 2006 Dates ((2004)) 2007 Dates ((2005)) 2008 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, 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. 4-10))

Oct. 7-13

((Oct. 2-8))

Oct. 6-12

((Oct. 1-7))

Oct. 4-10

407, 418, 426, 448, 450, 501, 504, 505, 513, 520, 530, 554, 568, 603, 612, 624, ((627,)) 638, 642, 660, 663, 672, 673, 684 Any buck
410, 454, 564, 627, 652, 666, Deer Area 4926 Any deer
437, 578 2 pt. min.
Eastern

Washington

Whitetail Deer

((Oct. 4-10))

Oct. 7-13

((Oct. 2-8))

Oct. 6-12

((Oct. 1-7))

Oct. 4-10

204, 209, 233, 239, 242, 243, 244, 245, 246, 250, 251, 278, 284 Whitetail, any buck
133, 142, 145, 149, 181, 381 Whitetail, 3 pt. min. or antlerless
101((, 108, 111, 117, 121,)) through 124 Whitetail, any deer
Eastern

Washington

Mule Deer

((Oct. 4-10))

Oct. 7-13

((Oct. 2-8))

Oct. 6-12

((Oct. 1-7))

Oct. 4-10

101((, 108, 111, 117, 121,)) through 124, 133, 142, 145, 149, 181, 204, 209, 233, 239, 242, 243, 244, 245, 246, 250, 251, ((278,)) 284, 328, 330 through 342, 352 through 360, 368, 382 Mule deer, 3 pt. min.
((142, 145, 149, 181,)) 278, 381 Mule deer, 3 pt. min. or antlerless
Late Muzzleloader Deer Seasons
Western Washington Blacktail Deer ((Nov. 19 - Dec. 15))

Nov. 22-Dec. 15

((Nov. 24 - Dec. 15))

Nov. 21-Dec. 15

((Nov. 23 - Dec. 15))

Nov. 19-Dec. 15

407, 410, 501, 504, 564, 633, 651, 666, 673, 684, and Deer Area 4926 Any deer
654 2 pt. min.
460, 550, 602 Any buck
((Nov. 19 - Dec. 8))

Dec. 1-15

((Nov. 24 - Dec. 8))

Dec. 1-15

((Nov. 23 - Dec. 8))

Dec. 1-15

578 2 pt. min.
Eastern

Washington

Whitetail Deer

Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 113 Whitetail, any deer
130, ((139,)) 172, 181 Whitetail, 3 pt. min. or antlerless
Nov. 20-30 Nov. 20-30 Nov. 20-30 139 Whitetail, 3 pt. min. or antlerless
Eastern Washington Mule Deer

Nov. 20-30 Nov. 20-30 Nov. 20-30 ((381,)) 382 3 pt. min.

Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 130, ((Deer Area 3081)) 381 3 pt. min. or antlerless

((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 2003 Dates 2004 Dates 2005 Dates Game Management Units (GMUs) Legal Deer
Western

Washington

Blacktail Deer

Oct. 11-31 Oct. 16-31 Oct. 15-31 410, Vashon and Maury Islands Any deer
Nov. 19 - Dec. 31 Nov. 24 - Dec. 13 Nov. 23 - Dec. 31 564 Any deer

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 2005 Permit Season Special Restrictions Boundary Description 2005 Permits
Modern Firearm Deer Permit Hunts (Only modern firearm deer tag holders may apply.)
Hunters may hunt only with weapon in compliance with tag.
Sherman Oct. 15-28 Whitetail, antlerless GMU 101 75
Kelly Hill Oct. 15-28 & Nov. 7-19 Whitetail, antlerless GMU 105 150
Douglas Oct. 15-28 & Nov. 7-19 Whitetail, antlerless GMU 108 300
Aladdin Oct. 15-28 & Nov. 7-19 Whitetail, antlerless GMU 111 75
Selkirk Oct. 15-28 & Nov. 7-19 Whitetail, antlerless GMU 113 50
49 Degrees North Oct. 15-28 & Nov. 7-19 Whitetail, antlerless GMU 117 250
Huckleberry A Oct. 15-28 & Nov. 7-19 Whitetail, antlerless GMU 121 600
Mt. Spokane A Oct. 15-28 & Nov. 7-19 Whitetail, antlerless GMU 124 400
Mica Peak A Oct. 15-23 Whitetail, antlerless GMU 127 200
Cheney A Oct. 15-23 Antlerless GMU 130 200
Roosevelt Oct. 15-23 Antlerless GMU 133 400
Harrington Oct. 15-23 Antlerless GMU 136 125
Steptoe Oct. 15-23 & Nov. 7-19 Antlerless GMU 139 300
Almota A Oct. 15-23 & Nov. 7-19 Antlerless GMU 142 100
Mayview Nov. 1-14 Antlerless GMU 145 100
Prescott A Nov. 1-14 Antlerless GMU 149 50
Prescott B Nov. 1-14 Antlerless Deer Area 1020 50
Blue Creek Nov. 7-19 Whitetail, antlerless GMU 154 150
Dayton A Nov. 7-19 Whitetail, antlerless GMU 162 250
Dayton B Nov. 7-19 Antlerless Deer Area 1010 75
Marengo A Nov. 1-14 Whitetail, antlerless GMU 163 150
Marengo B Nov. 1-14 Antlerless GMU 163 40
Peola Nov. 1-14 Antlerless GMU 178 50
Blue Mtns. Foothills A Nov. 7-19 Whitetail, 3 pt. min. or antlerless GMUs 149, 154, 162-166 100
Blue Mtns. Foothills B Nov. 7-19 Whitetail, 3 pt. min. or antlerless GMUs 145, 172-181 50
Couse Nov. 1-14 Antlerless GMU 181 50
East Okanogan A Nov. 1-18 Any whitetail GMU 204 100
West Okanogan Nov. 1-18 Any whitetail GMUs 218-242 100
Sinlahekin A Nov. 1-18 Any whitetail GMU 215 50
Sinlahekin B Nov. 1-18 Whitetail, antlerless GMU 215 50
Chewuch A Nov. 1-18 Any deer GMU 218 5
Pearrygin A Nov. 1-18 Any deer GMU 224 10
Gardner A Nov. 1-18 Any deer GMU 231 5
Pogue A Nov. 1-18 Any deer GMU 233 5
Chiliwist A Nov. 1-18 Any deer GMU 239 5
Alta A Nov. 1-18 Any deer GMU 242 5
Manson Nov. 1-18 Any deer GMU 243 5
Chiwawa A Nov. 1-18 Any deer GMU 245 30
Slide Ridge A Nov. 1-18 Any deer GMU 246 15
Entiat A Nov. 1-18 Any deer GMU 247 40
Big Bend A Nov. 1-18 Antlerless GMU 248 50
Swakane A Nov. 1-18 Any deer GMU 250 35
Mission A Nov. 1-18 Any deer GMU 251 20
Mission B Oct. 15-28 Antlerless GMU 251 125
St. Andrews Oct. 15-23 Antlerless GMU 254 75
Foster Creek A Oct. 15-23 Antlerless GMU 260 75
Foster Creek B Nov. 1-18 Antlerless GMU 260 75
Withrow A Oct. 15-23 Antlerless GMU 262 50
Badger Nov. 1-18 Antlerless GMU 266 50
Ritzville A Nov. 1-18 3 pt. min. or antlerless GMU 284 20
Desert A Nov. 1-15 Any deer GMU 290 15
Desert B Dec. 1-7 Antlerless GMU 290 50
Naneum Oct. 15-23 Antlerless GMU 328 200
Quilomene A Nov. 7-20 Any buck GMU 329 74
Teanaway A Oct. 15-23 Antlerless GMU 335 200
Taneum Oct. 15-23 Antlerless GMU 336 150
Nile A Oct. 15-23 Antlerless GMU 352 20
Bethel A Nov. 7-20 Any buck GMU 360 10
Cowiche A Oct. 15-23 Antlerless GMU 368 50
Cowiche B Nov. 7-19 Any buck GMU 368 15
Alkali A Nov. 19-27 Any buck GMU 371 74
Alkali B Nov. 19-27 Antlerless GMU 371 80
Whitcomb A Sept. 18-24 Antlerless Deer Area 3071 5
Paterson A Sept. 18-24 Antlerless Deer Area 3072 5
East Klickitat A Oct. 15-23 3 pt. min. or antlerless GMU 382 40
Sauk Nov. 13-16 2 pt. min. GMU 437 25
Stillaguamish Nov. 13-16 2 pt. min. GMU 448 10
Snoqualmie Nov. 13-16 Any buck GMU 460 25
Green River A Oct. 29 - Nov. 4 Any buck GMU 485 10
Lincoln A Oct. 15-31 Any deer GMU 501 40
Stella A Oct. 15-31 Any deer GMU 504 35
Mossyrock A Oct. 15-31 Any deer GMU 505 85
Stormking A Oct. 15-31 Any deer GMU 510 30
South Rainier A Oct. 15-31 Any deer GMU 513 30
Packwood A Oct. 15-31 Any deer GMU 516 50
Winston A Oct. 15-31 Any deer GMU 520 50
Yale A Oct. 15-31 Any deer GMU 554 15
Toutle A Oct. 15-31 Any deer GMU 556 25
Marble A Oct. 15-31 2 pt. min. or antlerless GMU 558 20
Lewis River A Oct. 15-31 Any deer GMU 560 35
Siouxon A Oct. 15-31 Any deer GMU 572 35
Wind River A Oct. 15-31 2 pt. min. or antlerless GMU 574 10
Wind River B Nov. 17-20 2 pt. min. GMU 574 35
West Klickitat A Oct. 15-31 2 pt. min. or antlerless GMU 578 30
West Klickitat B Nov. 17-20 2 pt. min GMU 578 45
Grayback A Oct. 15-31 2 pt. min. or antlerless GMU 588 55
Grayback B Nov. 17-20 2 pt. min GMU 588 65
Pysht Oct. 15-31 Any deer GMU 603 15
Olympic Oct. 15-31 Any deer GMU 621 35
Kitsap Oct. 15-31 Any deer GMU 627 20
Wynoochee A Oct. 15-31 Any deer GMU 648 110
Wynoochee B Nov. 1-11 Any buck GMU 648 10
Satsop A Nov. 1-11 Any buck GMU 651 10
North River A Oct. 15-31 Any deer GMU 658 70
Minot Peak Oct. 15-31 Any deer GMU 660 70
Capitol Peak A Oct. 15-31 Any deer GMU 663 30
Capitol Peak B Nov. 1-11 Any buck GMU 663 10
Deschutes Oct. 15-31 Any deer GMU 666 80
Skookumchuck A Oct. 15-31 Any deer GMU 667 160
Skookumchuck B Nov. 1-11 Any buck GMU 667 10
Muzzleloader Only Deer Permit Hunts (Only muzzleloader tag holders may apply.)
Blue Mtns. Foothills C Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 Whitetail, 3 pt. min. or antlerless GMUs 149, 154, 162, 166 60
Green Bluff Dec. 10-31 Whitetail, antlerless That portion of GMU 124 east of Hwy 2 90
Wannacut A Nov. 1-18 Antlerless GMU 209 50
Chiwawa B Nov. 19-27 Any deer GMU 245 15
Foster Creek C Dec. 1-31 Antlerless GMU 260 100
Moses Coulee A Nov. 1-18 Any deer GMU 269 20
Moses Coulee B Dec. 1-31 Antlerless GMU 269 100
Ritzville B Nov. 19-30 Mule deer, 3 pt. min. or antlerless; any white-tailed deer GMU 284 20
Benge A Dec. 1-15 Antlerless Deer Area 2010 20
Lakeview A Nov. 1-18 Antlerless Deer Area 2011 10
Desert C Oct. 25-31 Any deer GMU 290 4
Quilomene B Oct. 1-7 Any buck GMU 329 11
Teanaway B Oct. 1-7 Antlerless GMU 335 100
Manastash Oct. 1-7 Antlerless GMU 340 90
Cowiche C Oct. 1-7 Antlerless GMU 368 50
Alkali C Dec. 3-10 Any buck GMU 371 11
Alkali D Dec. 3-10 Antlerless GMU 371 15
Esquatzel A Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 Any deer GMU 381 100
East Klickitat B Nov. 22-30 3 pt. min or antlerless GMU 382 5
West Klickitat B Nov. 24 - Dec. 8 2 pt. min. or antlerless GMU 578 30
Mossyrock B Oct. 1-7 Any deer GMU 505 10
Stormking B Oct. 1-7 Any deer GMU 510 5
South Rainier B Oct. 1-7 Any deer GMU 513 5
Packwood B Oct. 1-7 Any deer GMU 516 5
Winston B Oct. 1-7 Any deer GMU 520 5
Yale B Oct. 1-7 Any deer GMU 554 2
Toutle B Oct. 1-7 Any deer GMU 556 3
Marble B Oct. 1-7 2 pt. min. or antlerless GMU 558 2
Lewis River B Oct. 1-7 Any deer GMU 560 5
Siouxon B Oct. 1-7 Any deer GMU 572 5
Wind River C Oct. 1-7 2 pt. min. or antlerless GMU 574 1
Grayback C Oct. 1-7 2 pt. min. or antlerless GMU 588 15
North River B Oct. 1-7 Any deer GMU 658 5
Archery Only Deer Permit Hunts (Only archery deer tag holders may apply.)
Chiwawa C Dec. 1-12 Any deer GMU 245 10
Entiat B Nov. 20-29 Any deer GMU 247 145
Entiat C Nov. 30 - Dec. 8 Any deer GMU 247 135
Big Bend B Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 Any deer GMU 248 10
Desert D Nov. 16-30 Any deer GMU 290 21
Quilomene C Nov. 21 - Dec. 4 Any deer GMU 329 76
Alkali E Dec. 11-25 Any deer GMU 371 73
Washougal A Sept. 16-30 Any deer GMU 568 30
Special Modern Firearm Deer Permit Hunts for Hunters 65 or older
Blue Mtns. Foothills D Oct. 15-23 Antlerless GMUs 145, 149 75
East Okanogan B Oct. 15-28 Antlerless GMU 204 15
Wannacut B Oct. 15-28 Antlerless GMU 209 5
Sinlahekin C Oct. 15-28 Antlerless GMU 215 5
Chewuch B Oct. 15-28 Antlerless GMU 218 5
Pearrygin B Oct. 15-28 Antlerless GMU 224 15
Gardner B Oct. 15-28 Antlerless GMU 231 15
Pogue B Oct. 15-28 Antlerless GMU 233 15
Chiliwist B Oct. 15-28 Antlerless GMU 239 5
Alta B Oct. 15-28 Antlerless GMU 242 5
Mission C Oct. 15-28 Any deer GMU 251 5
Bridgeport A Oct. 15-23 Antlerless GMUs 248, 260 10
Palisades A Oct. 15-23 Antlerless GMUs 266, 269 10
Quilomene D Nov. 7-20 Antlerless GMU 329 20
Manastash Oct. 15-23 Antlerless GMU 340 50
Umtanum A Nov. 7-20 Antlerless GMU 342 20
Bethel B Oct. 15-23 Antlerless GMU 360 10
Kiona A Oct. 15-23 Antlerless GMU 372 15
Esquatzel B Oct. 15-23 Antlerless GMU 381 10
East Klickitat C Oct. 15-23 3 pt. min. or antlerless GMU 382 15
Lincoln B Oct. 15-31 Any deer GMU 501 5
Stella B Oct. 15-31 Any deer GMU 504 5
Mossyrock C Oct. 15-31 Any deer GMU 505 15
Stormking C Oct. 15-31 Any deer GMU 510 5
South Rainier C Oct. 15-31 Any deer GMU 513 5
Packwood C Oct. 15-31 Any deer GMU 516 5
Winston C Oct. 15-31 Any deer GMU 520 5
Yale C Oct. 15-31 Any deer GMU 554 5
Toutle C Oct. 15-31 Any deer GMU 556 10
Marble C Oct. 15-31 2 pt. min. or antlerless GMU 558 5
Lewis River C Oct. 15-31 Any deer GMU 560 5
Washougal B Oct. 15-31 Any deer GMU 568 10
Siouxon C Oct. 15-31 Any deer GMU 572 5
Wind River D Oct. 15-31 2 pt. min. or antlerless GMU 574 2
West Klickitat C Oct. 15-31 2 pt. min. or antlerless GMU 578 5
Grayback D Oct. 15-31 2 pt. min. or antlerless GMU 588 10
Williams Creek Oct. 15-31 Any deer GMU 673 20
Copalis Oct. 15-31 Any deer GMU 642 20
North River C Oct. 15-31 Any deer GMU 658 10
Disabled Hunter Deer Permits
East Okanogan C Restricted to general, early season by tag choice Antlerless GMU 204 5
Wannacut C Antlerless GMU 209 5
Sinlahekin D Antlerless GMU 215 15
Chewuch C Antlerless GMU 218 15
Pearrygin C Antlerless GMU 224 5
Gardner C Antlerless GMU 231 5
Pogue C Antlerless GMU 233 5
Chiliwist C Antlerless GMU 239 15
Alta C Antlerless GMU 242 15
Mission D Oct. 15-28 Any deer GMU 251 10
Bridge Port B Restricted to general, early season by tag choice Any deer GMUs 248, 260 5
Palisades B Any deer GMUs 266, 269 5
Quilomene E Nov. 7-20 Antlerless GMU 329 10
Manastash C Oct. 15-23 Antlerless GMU 340 20
Umtanum B Nov. 8-21 Antlerless GMU 342 10
Nile B Restricted to general, early season by tag choice Antlerless GMU 352 5
Kiona B Antlerless GMU 372 10
Esquatzel C Antlerless GMU 381 5
East Klickitat D 3 pt. min. or antlerless GMU 382 5
Green River B Oct. 29 - Nov. 4 Any deer GMU 485 5
Lincoln C Restricted to general, early season by tag choice Any deer GMU 501 3
Stella C Any deer GMU 504 3
Mossyrock D Any deer GMU 505 5
Stormking D Any deer GMU 510 3
South Rainier D Any deer GMU 513 3
Packwood D Any deer GMU 516 3
Winston D Any deer GMU 520 3
Yale D Any deer GMU 554 3
Toutle D Any deer GMU 556 5
Marble D 2 pt. min. or antlerless GMU 558 2
Lewis River D Any deer GMU 560 2
Washougal C Any deer GMU 568 2
Siouxon D Any deer GMU 572 3
Wind River E 2 pt. min. or antlerless GMU 574 1
West Klickitat D 2 pt. min. or antlerless GMU 578 3
Grayback E 2 pt. min. or antlerless GMU 588 10
Capitol Peak C Any deer GMU 663 30
Skookumchuck C Any deer GMU 667 30
North River D Any deer GMU 658 5
Youth Special Deer Permit Hunts (Must be eligible for the youth hunting license and accompanied by an adult during the hunt.)
Modern Firearm
Blue Mtns. Foothills E Oct. 15-23 Antlerless GMUs 149, 154, 162-163 75
Blue Mtns. Foothills F Oct. 15-23 Antlerless GMUs 145, 172-181 75
East Okanogan D Oct. 15-28 Antlerless GMU 204 70
Wannacut D Oct. 15-28 Antlerless GMU 209 35
Sinlahekin E Oct. 15-28 Antlerless GMU 215 75
Chewuch D Oct. 15-28 Antlerless GMU 218 120
Pearrygin D Oct. 15-28 Antlerless GMU 224 115
Gardner D Oct. 15-28 Antlerless GMU 231 45
Pogue D Oct. 15-28 Antlerless GMU 233 35
Chiliwist D Oct. 15-28 Antlerless GMU 239 70
Alta D Oct. 15-28 Antlerless GMU 242 80
Mission E Oct. 15-28 Antlerless GMU 251 100
Bridge Port C Oct. 15-23 Any deer GMUs 248, 260 100
Palisades C Oct. 15-23 Any deer GMUs 266, 269 100
Lakeview C Oct. 15-23 Any deer Deer Area 2011 10
Wahluke A Oct. 15-23 Any deer GMU 278 50
Benge B Oct. 15-23 Antlerless Deer Area 2010 20
Quilomene F Nov. 7-20 Antlerless GMU 329 75
Manastash D Oct. 15-23 Antlerless GMU 340 75
Umtanum C Nov. 7-20 Antlerless GMU 342 75
Cowiche D Oct. 15-23 Antlerless GMU 368 50
Esquatzel D Oct. 15-23 Antlerless GMU 381 10
Whitcomb B Sept. 11-17 Antlerless Deer Area 3071 5
Paterson B Sept. 11-17 Antlerless Deer Area 3072 5
East Klickitat E Oct. 15-31 Any deer GMU 382 20
Lincoln D Oct. 15-31 Any deer GMU 501 10
Stella D Oct. 15-31 Any deer GMU 504 10
Mossyrock E Oct. 15-31 Any deer GMU 505 10
Stormking E Oct. 15-31 Any deer GMU 510 10
South Rainier E Oct. 15-31 Any deer GMU 513 10
Packwood E Oct. 15-31 Any deer GMU 516 10
Winston E Oct. 15-31 Any deer GMU 520 10
Yale E Oct. 15-31 Any deer GMU 554 10
Toutle E Oct. 15-31 Any deer GMU 556 60
Marble E Oct. 15-31 Any deer GMU 558 10
Lewis River E Oct. 15-31 Any deer GMU 560 10
Washougal D Oct. 15-31 Any deer GMU 568 10
Siouxon E Oct. 15-31 Any deer GMU 572 10
Wind River F Oct. 15-31 Any deer GMU 574 15
West Klickitat E Oct. 15-31 Any deer GMU 578 15
Grayback F Oct. 15-31 Any deer GMU 588 20
Satsop B Oct. 15-31 Any deer GMU 651 10
Skookumchuck D Oct. 9-31 Any deer GMU 667 60
North River E Oct. 15-31 Any deer GMU 658 10
Youth Special Deer Permit Hunts (Must be eligible for the youth hunting license and accompanied by an adult during the hunt.)
Muzzleloader
East Okanogan E Oct 1-7 Antlerless GMU 204 5
Wannacut E Oct 1-7 Antlerless GMU 209 5
Pogue E Oct 1-7 Antlerless GMU 233 5
Chiliwist E Oct 1-7 Antlerless GMU 239 5
Mission F Oct 1-7 Any deer GMU 251 20
Wahluke B Oct 1-7 Any deer GMU 278 50
Ritzville C Oct 1-7 Antlerless GMU 284 50
Special Deer Permits - Second Deer Tag

These permits are only valid when a second license and tag is purchased.

Hunt Name Second Tag Season Special Restrictions Boundary Description Permits
Huckleberry B Restricted to general, early season by tag choice Whitetail, antlerless GMU 121 300
Mt. Spokane B Whitetail, antlerless GMU 124 400
Almota B Antlerless GMU 142 200
Columbia Whitetail, antlerless Deer Area 1010, GMU 163 150
Islands Antlerless GMU 410 100
South Sound Antlerless Vashon, Maury, and Anderson islands 125
Benge C Dec. 16-31 Antlerless Deer Area 2010 20
Lakeview C Jan. 1-31 Antlerless Deer Area 2011 20
These permits are only valid when a second license and tag is purchased.
Mica Peak B Restricted to general, early season by tag choice Whitetail, antlerless GMU 127 100
Advanced Hunter Education (AHE) Master Hunter Special Deer Permit Hunts: Only AHE master hunters may apply; antlerless only hunts will not affect accumulated points; any weapon may be used.
Lakeview D Dec. 9-31 Antlerless Deer Area 2011 20))


((Hunter Education Instructor Incentive Permits
Special deer permits will be allocated through a random drawing to those hunter education instructors that qualify.
Permit hunters must use archery equipment during archery seasons, muzzleloader equipment during muzzleloader seasons, and any legal weapon during modern firearm seasons.
Qualifying hunter education instructors must be certified and have been in active status for a minimum of three consecutive years, inclusive of the year prior to the permit drawing.
Instructors who are drawn, accept a permit, and are able to participate in the hunt, will not be eligible for these incentive permits for a period of ten years thereafter.
Permittees may purchase a second license for use with the permit hunt only.
Area Dates Restrictions GMUs Permits
Region 1 All general season and permit seasons established for GMUs included with the permit

Any white-tailed deer Any 100 series GMU except GMU 157 2
Region 2 Any deer GMUs 215 - 251 1
Region 2 Any deer GMU 290 1
Region 3 Any deer GMUs 335 - 368 1
Region 4 Any deer Any 400 series GMU except GMU 485 2
Region 5 Legal buck for 500 series GMU of choice or antlerless Any 500 series GMU open for a general deer hunting season or a special deer permit hunting season 2
Region 6 Legal buck for GMU of choice GMUs 654, 660, 672, 673, 681 1))

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 05-11-022 (Order 05-89), 232-28-351, filed 5/10/05, effective 6/10/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047 and 77.12.020. 04-11-036 (Order 04-98), 232-28-351, filed 5/12/04, effective 6/12/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 03-13-047 (Order 03-129), 232-28-351, filed 6/12/03, effective 7/13/03.]

Reviser's note: RCW 34.05.395 requires the use of underlining and deletion marks to indicate amendments to existing rules. The rule published above varies from its predecessor in certain respects not indicated by the use of these markings.

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

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