WSR 06-10-088

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Filed May 3, 2006, 10:24 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Cougar seasons; waterfowl seasons and regulations; game reserves/closures; nontoxic shot; elk special permits; official hunting hours; deer and elk areas; mandatory hunter reporting; small game seasons and regulations; furbearer trapper reporting and regulations.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 77.12.047.

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

May 3, 2006

Evan Jacoby

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office