WSR 07-05-085

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Filed February 21, 2007, 10:06 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Spring bear hunts, use of decoys and calls, game reserves, waterfowl closure areas, waterfowl guides on department lands, game bird quality hunting areas, auction and raffle hunts.

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.

February 21, 2007

Loreva M. Preuss

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office