WSR 07-13-102

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Filed June 20, 2007, 11:24 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 07-10-115.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 232-28-295 Landowner hunting permits and 232-28-354 2007 Elk special permits; adopting WAC 232-28-431 2007-08 Migratory waterfowl seasons and regulations; and repealing WAC 232-28-430.

Hearing Location(s): Seafarer's Memorial Park Building, 601 14th Street, Anacortes, WA 98221, (360) 293-0694, on August 3-4, 2007, at 8:00 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: August 3, 2007.

Submit Written Comments to: 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 Tuesday, July 17, 2007.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Susan Yeager by July 31, 2007, TTY (800) 833-6388 or (360) 902-2267.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: WAC 232-28-295, in 2006, the landowner hunting permit (LHP) program was implemented to increase hunter access to private lands (Buckrun and 4-O Cattle Company) and to help a landowner (4-O Cattle Company) address long-standing elk damage issues. In 2007, the LHP program was expanded to include three new hunting areas in central Washington. The department is recommending changing the 24 "any bull" permits to 24 "any elk" permits. This amendment will affect permits for the Silver Dollar Association Landowner Hunting Permits.

WAC 232-28-354, increase the number of modern firearm bull elk special permits for the Nooksack A hunt from 6 to 7.

WAC 232-28-431, the new WAC specifies legal season dates, bag limits, and open areas to hunt waterfowl, coot, and snipe for the 2007-08 hunting season. WAC 232-28-431 replaces 232-28-430.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: WAC 232-28-295, the proposed permits are consistent with the commission's policy on private lands hunter access program. They will result in general public hunter access on private property and will help mitigate deer and elk foraging on private agricultural lands. The effectiveness of the existing agreement should increase by allowing hunters to harvest any elk instead of being limited to bull elk only.

WAC 232-28-354, public welfare.

WAC 232-28-431, waterfowl seasons and regulations are developed based on cooperative management programs among states of the Pacific Flyway and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, considering population status and other biological parameters. The rule establishes waterfowl seasons and regulations to provide recreational opportunity, control waterfowl damage, and conserve the waterfowl resources of Washington.

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) 902-2373.

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 hydraulic rules.

June 20, 2007

Morris Barker

for Lori Preuss

Rules Coordinator

OTS-9812.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 07-62, filed 5/3/07, effective 6/3/07)

WAC 232-28-295   Landowner hunting permits.   A landowner may enter into a contract with the department and establish boundaries and other requirements for hunter access consistent with commission policy.


Hunters must possess both an access permit from the landowner and a hunting permit from the department when hunting on lands and for species covered under contract.


(1) Buckrun


Buckrun is located in Grant County, near the town of Wilson Creek. A legal description of the property has been filed with the county and is in the contract between Buckrun and the department.


Hunting on Buckrun is managed for a quality experience by scheduling hunt dates and keeping the number of hunters in the field low. Hunters with limited flexibility for hunt dates may experience scheduling problems. Hunters can generally expect one day hunts with written authorization from the Buckrun manager. All hunters must check in and out on hunt day. Schedule hunts in advance by calling 509-345-2577.


Deer


2007 Buckrun Landowner Hunting Permits


The manager of Buckrun will distribute these hunting permits. An access fee may be charged in order to utilize these permits. No access fee will be charged for the raffle permit winners. Only hunters possessing a modern firearm deer tag are eligible for permits on Buckrun properties. Contact the manager at 509-345-2577 for additional information.


Hunt Name Quota Access Season Special Restrictions Boundary Description
Buckrun 10 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Antlerless Mule Deer or any Whitetail Deer Buckrun
Buckrun 30 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Any deer Buckrun
Buckrun Raffle 10 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Any deer Buckrun

Deer


2007 Buckrun Special Hunting Permits


Hunters apply to Washington department of fish and wildlife for these permits. Only hunters possessing a modern firearm deer tag are eligible for Buckrun special permits. All hunters must check in and out on hunt day. Schedule hunts in advance by calling 509-345-2577.


Hunt Name Permit Number Permit Season Special Restrictions Boundary Description
Buckrun 10 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Antlerless Mule Deer or any Whitetail Deer Buckrun

(2) 4-O Cattle Company


The 4-O Cattle Company is located in southwest Asotin County near the Washington/Oregon border. A legal description of the property is in the contract between the 4-O Cattle Company and the department.


2007 4-O Cattle Company Landowner Hunting Permits


The manager of the 4-O Cattle Company will distribute these hunting permits. An access fee may be charged in order to utilize these permits.


Elk


Hunt Name Quota Access Season Special Restrictions Boundary Description
4-O Cattle Company 1 Sept. 15-24 Any Bull 4-O Cattle Company
4-O Cattle Company 6 Oct. 27 - Nov. 4 Spike Bull Only 4-O Cattle Company
4-O Cattle Company - A 5 Oct. 1-7 Antlerless Only 4-O Cattle Company
4-O Cattle Company - B 10 Oct. 31 - Nov. 6 Antlerless Only 4-O Cattle Company
4-O Cattle Company - C 3 Nov. 23-30 Antlerless Only 4-O Cattle Company
4-O Cattle Company - D 5 Dec. 29 - Jan. 4 Antlerless Only 4-O Cattle Company

Whitetail Deer


Hunt Name Quota Access Season Special Restrictions Boundary Description
4-O Cattle Company 1 Nov. 15-19 Any Whitetail Buck 4-O Cattle Company

Mule Deer


Hunt Name Quota Access Season Special Restrictions Boundary Description
4-O Cattle Company 6 Oct. 13-16 Any Mule Deer Buck 4-O Cattle Company

2007 4-O Cattle Company Special Hunting Permits


Hunters apply to the Washington department of fish and wildlife for these permits.


Elk


Hunt Name Permit Number Permit Season Special Restrictions Boundary Description
4-O Any Bull Elk 1 Sept. 26 - Oct. 6 Any Bull 4-O Cattle Company
4-O Spike Bull Elk 2 Oct. 27 - Nov. 4 Spike Bull Only 4-O Cattle Company
4-O Antlerless Elk A 15 Oct. 1-7 Antlerless Only 4-O Cattle Company
4-O Antlerless Elk B 10 Oct. 31 - Nov. 6 Antlerless Only 4-O Cattle Company
4-O Antlerless Elk C 7 Nov. 23-30 Antlerless Only 4-O Cattle Company
4-O Antlerless Elk D 5 Dec. 1-7 Antlerless Only 4-O Cattle Company
4-O Antlerless Elk E 5 Dec. 8-14 Antlerless Only 4-O Cattle Company
4-O Antlerless Elk F 5 Dec. 15-21 Antlerless Only 4-O Cattle Company
4-O Antlerless Elk G 5 Dec. 22-28 Antlerless Only 4-O Cattle Company
4-O Antlerless Elk H 3 Dec. 29 - Jan. 4 Antlerless Only 4-O Cattle Company
4-O Antlerless Elk I 5 Jan. 12-18 Antlerless Only 4-O Cattle Company
4-O Antlerless Elk J 5 Jan. 26-31 Antlerless Only 4-O Cattle Company

Whitetail Deer


Hunt Name Permit Number Permit Season Special Restrictions Boundary Description
4-O White-tailed Buck 1 Nov. 20-25 Any White-tailed Deer Buck 4-O Cattle Company

Mule Deer


Hunt Name Permit Number Access Season Special Restrictions Boundary Description
4-O Mule Deer Buck 2 Oct. 17-21 Any Mule Deer Buck 4-O Cattle Company

(3) Silver Dollar Association


The Silver Dollar Association is located in Yakima and Benton counties, on the western edge of the Hanford Reservation. A legal description of the property is in the contract between the Silver Dollar Association and the department.


2007 Silver Dollar Association Landowner Hunting Permits


The manager of the Silver Dollar Association will distribute these hunting permits. An access fee may be charged in order to utilize these permits.


Elk


Hunt Name Quota Access Season Special Restrictions Boundary Description
Silver Dollar 24 Aug. 1 - March 31 Any ((Bull)) Elk Silver Dollar
Silver Dollar 15 Aug. 1 - March 31 Antlerless Silver Dollar

2007 Silver Dollar Special Hunting Permits


Hunters apply to the Washington department of fish and wildlife for these permits.


Elk


Hunt Name Permit Number Permit Season Special Restrictions Boundary Description
Silver Dollar 6 Aug. 1 - March 31 Youth Only, Any Elk Silver Dollar
Silver Dollar Antlerless Elk 12 Aug. 1 - March 31 Youth Only, Antlerless Elk Only Silver Dollar
Silver Dollar Any Elk 2 Aug. 1 - March 31 Persons of Disability Only, Any Elk Silver Dollar
Silver Dollar Antlerless Elk 3 Aug. 1 - March 31 Persons of Disability Only, Antlerless Elk Only Silver Dollar

(4) Blackrock Ranches


Blackrock Ranches is located in Yakima County, west of the Hanford Reservation. A legal description of the property is in the contract between Blackrock Ranches and the department.


2007 Blackrock Ranches Landowner Hunting Permits


The manager of Blackrock Ranches will distribute these hunting permits. An access fee may be charged in order to utilize these permits.


Elk


Hunt Name Quota Access Season Special Restrictions Boundary Description
Blackrock Ranches 6 Aug. 1 - March 31 Any Elk Blackrock Ranches
Blackrock Ranches 8 Aug. 1 - March 31 Antlerless Blackrock Ranches

2007 Blackrock Ranches Special Hunting Permits


Hunters apply to the Washington department of fish and wildlife for these permits.


Elk


Hunt Name Permit Number Permit Season Special Restrictions Boundary Description
Blackrock Ranches 1 Aug. 1 - March 31 Any Elk Blackrock Ranches
Blackrock Ranches 4 Aug. 1 - March 31 Antlerless Only Blackrock Ranches
Blackrock Ranches 1 Aug. 1 - March 31 Youth Only, Any Elk Blackrock Ranches
Blackrock Ranches 4 Aug. 1 - March 31 Youth Only, Antlerless Only Blackrock Ranches

(5) Teanaway Ranch


The Teanaway Ranch is located in Kittitas County, 7 miles west of Cle Elum. A legal description of the property is in the contract between the Teanaway Ranch and the department.


2007 Teanaway Ranch Landowner Hunting Permits


The manager of the Teanaway Ranch will distribute this hunting permit. An access fee may be charged in order to utilize this permit.


Elk


Hunt Name Quota Access Season Special Restrictions Boundary Description
Teanaway Ranch 1 Aug. 1 - March 31 Any Bull Teanaway Ranch

2007 Teanaway Ranch Special Hunting Permits


Hunters apply to the Washington department of fish and wildlife for this permit.


ELK


Hunt Name Quota Access Season Special Restrictions Boundary Description
Teanaway Ranch 1 Aug. 1 - March 31 Any Bull Teanaway Ranch

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047, 77.12.020, 77.12.570, 77.12.210. 07-11-017 (Order 07-62), 232-28-295, filed 5/3/07, effective 6/3/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 07-01-049 (Order 06-300), 232-28-295, filed 12/14/06, effective 1/14/07; 06-11-032 (Order 06-92), 232-28-295, filed 5/8/06, effective 6/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047, 77.12.020. 06-04-066 (Order 06-09), 232-28-295, filed 1/30/06, effective 3/2/06.]

OTS-9830.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 07-62, filed 5/3/07, effective 6/3/07)

WAC 232-28-354   2007 Elk special permits.  


Special Elk Permit Hunting Seasons

(Open to Permit Holders Only)

Hunters must purchase an elk hunting license prior to purchase of a permit application. Hunters may only apply for permits consistent with the tag required for the hunt choice; however, Multiple Season Permit holders may apply for Eastern or Western Washington archery, muzzleloader, or modern firearm permit hunts. Applicants must have purchased the proper tag for these hunts. The elk tag prefixes required to apply for each hunt are shown in the following table. Hunters drawn for a special permit hunt must comply with weapon restrictions and dates listed for the hunt.


Hunt Name Permit Season Dates Special Restrictions Elk Tag

Prefix

Boundary Description Permits
Modern Firearm Bull Permit Hunts (Only modern firearm elk tag holders may apply.)
Prescott A Oct. 22 - Nov. 4 Any bull EF GMU 149 2
Blue Creek A Oct. 22 - Nov. 4 Any bull EF GMU 154 2
Watershed Oct. 27 - Nov. 4 3 pt. min. or Antlerless EA, EF, EM GMU 157 45
Dayton A Oct. 22 - Nov. 4 Any bull EF GMU 162 13
Tucannon A Oct. 22 - Nov. 4 Any bull EF Elk Area 1014 4
Wenaha A Oct. 22 - Nov. 4 Any bull EF GMU 169 17
Mountain View A Oct. 22 - Nov. 4 Any bull EF GMU 172 6
Couse A Oct. 22 - Nov. 4 Any bull EF GMU 181 1
Mission A Oct. 22 - Nov. 4 Any bull EF GMU 251 2
Colockum A Oct. 22 - Nov. 4 Any bull EF GMUs 328, 329 9
Teanaway A Dec. 19-30 Any bull EF GMU 335 22
Teanaway A-1 Oct. 22 - Nov. 4 Any bull EF GMU 335 1
Peaches Ridge A Oct. 22 - Nov. 4 Any bull EF GMUs 336, 346 135
Little Naches A Oct. 1-10 Any bull EF GMU 346 15
Observatory A Oct. 22 - Nov. 4 Any bull EF GMUs 340, 342 80
Goose Prairie A Oct. 22 - Nov. 4 Any bull EF GMUs 352, 356 96
Bethel A Oct. 22 - Nov. 4 Any bull EF GMU 360 62
Rimrock A Oct. 22 - Nov. 4 Any bull EF GMU 364 123
Cowiche A Oct. 22 - Nov. 4 Any bull EF GMU 368 24
Klickitat Meadows A Oct. 22 - Nov. 4 Any bull EF Elk Area 3068 1
Nooksack A Oct. 13 - Nov. 11 Any bull WF GMU 418 ((6)) 7
Green River Oct. 27 - Nov. 2 Any bull WF GMU 485 3
Margaret A Nov. 3-12 Any bull WF GMU 524 35
Toutle A Nov. 3-12 Any bull WF GMU 556 130
Clearwater Oct. 1-10 Any bull WA, WF, WM GMU 615 2
Matheny Oct. 1-10 Any bull WA, WF, WM GMU 618 3
Olympic A Nov. 1-9 3 pt. min. WF GMU 621, EXCEPT for Elk Area 6071 14
Skokomish A Nov. 1-9 3 pt. min. WF GMU 636 9
Wynoochee Oct. 1-10 Any bull WA, WF, WM GMU 648 1
White River A Nov. 3-12 Any bull WF GMU 653 40
Modern Firearm Elk Permit Hunts (Only modern firearm elk tag holders may apply.)
Aladdin A Oct. 27 - Nov. 4 Any elk EF GMU 111 15
Selkirk A Oct. 27 - Nov. 4 Any elk EF GMU 113 20
49 Degrees North A Oct. 27 - Nov. 4 Any elk EF GMU 117 45
Blue Creek B Oct. 27 - Nov. 4 Antlerless EF GMUs 149, 154 100
Prescott B Oct. 27 - Nov. 4 Antlerless EF GMU 149 75
Dayton B Oct. 27 - Nov. 4 Antlerless EF GMU 163 and Elk Area 1011 100
Dayton C Oct. 27 - Nov. 4 Antlerless EF GMU 149 and Elk Area 1012 100
Peola A Oct. 27 - Nov. 4 Antlerless EF GMU 178 50
Couse B Oct. 1-12 Antlerless EF GMU 181 30
Mountain View B Oct. 27 - Nov. 6 Antlerless EF Elk Area 1013 20
Lick Creek A Oct. 27 - Nov. 4 Antlerless EF GMU 175 25
Malaga A Sept. 8-30 Any elk EF Elk Area 2032 5
Malaga B Sept. 15-25 Antlerless EF Elk Area 2032 35
Malaga C Nov. 6 - Dec. 31 Antlerless EF Elk Area 2032 100
Malaga D Nov. 6 - Dec. 18 Any elk EF Elk Area 2032 7
Peshastin A Sept. 15 - Oct. 5 Antlerless EF Elk Area 2033 20
Peshastin B Oct. 13-31 Any elk EF Elk Area 2033 5
West Bar A Oct. 27-31 Antlerless EF GMU 330 5
West Bar B Nov. 1-4 Antlerless EF GMU 330 5
Teanaway B Dec. 19 - Jan. 13, 2008 Antlerless EF GMU 335 100
Taneum A Oct. 31 - Nov. 4 Antlerless EF GMU 336 150
Manastash A Oct. 31 - Nov. 4 Antlerless EF GMU 340 250
Umtanum A Oct. 31 - Nov. 4 Antlerless EF GMU 342 250
Cleman Dec. 1-15 Antlerless EF Elk Area 3944 50
Little Naches B Oct. 31 - Nov. 4 Antlerless EF GMU 346 150
Nile A Oct. 31 - Nov. 4 Antlerless EF GMU 352 50
Bumping B Oct. 31 - Nov. 4 Antlerless EF GMU 356 100
Bethel B Oct. 31 - Nov. 4 Antlerless EF GMU 360 100
Rimrock B Oct. 31 - Nov. 4 Antlerless EF GMU 364 150
Cowiche B Oct. 31 - Nov. 4 Antlerless EF GMU 368 150
Klickitat Meadows B Oct. 31 - Nov. 4 Spike bull or antlerless EF Elk Area 3068 9
Alkali A Oct. 20 - Nov. 4 Any elk EF GMU 371 25
Mossyrock A Nov. 3-12 Antlerless WF GMU 505 50
Willapa Hills A Nov. 3-12 Antlerless WF GMU 506 35
Winston A Nov. 3-12 Antlerless WF GMU 520 130
Margaret B Nov. 3-12 Antlerless WF GMU 524 50
Margaret C Nov. 24 - Dec. 2 Antlerless WF GMU 524 50
Ryderwood A Nov. 3-12 Antlerless WF GMU 530 35
Coweeman A Nov. 3-12 Antlerless WF GMU 550 225
Coweeman B Jan. 1-15, 2008 Antlerless WF GMU 550 50
Toutle B Nov. 3-12 Antlerless WF GMU 556 70
Toutle C Nov. 24 - Dec. 2 Antlerless WF GMU 556 100
Toledo A Nov. 3-12 Antlerless WF Elk Area 5029 20
Green Mtn C Nov. 3-12 Antlerless WF Elk Area 5051 10
Carlton Sept. 22-30 Any bull WF Elk Area 5057 5
West Goat Rocks Sept. 22-30 Any bull WF Elk Area 5058 5
Mt. Adams Sept. 22-30 Any bull WF Elk Area 5059 5
Wildwood A Jan. 16-30, 2008 Antlerless WF Elk Area 5061 15
Lewis River A Nov. 3-12 Antlerless WF GMU 560 375
Siouxon A Nov. 3-12 Antlerless WF GMU 572 125
Raymond A Nov. 5-10 3 pt. min. or antlerless WF Elk Area 6010 20
Raymond B Dec. 16-31 Antlerless WF Elk Area 6010 30
Raymond C Jan. 1-30, 2008 Antlerless WF Elk Area 6010 15
Raymond D Feb. 1-28, 2008 Antlerless WF Elk Area 6010 15
Chehalis Valley A Oct. 1-31 Antlerless WF Elk Area 6066 5
Chehalis Valley B Nov. 5-10 Antlerless WF Elk Area 6066 5
North Minot A Oct. 20-31 Antlerless WF Elk Area 6067 20
Deschutes Jan. 15-23, 2008 Antlerless WF GMU 666 10
North River Nov. 8-13 Antlerless WF GMU 658 10
Williams Creek Nov. 8-13 Antlerless WF GMU 673 50
Tri Valley A Dec. 1 - Jan. 30, 2008 Antlerless WF Elk Area 6012 10
North Shore A Nov. 4-8 Antlerless WF Elk Area 6068 5
Muzzleloader Bull Permit Hunts (Only muzzleloader elk tag holders may apply.)
Note: Fire closures may limit access during early October seasons.
Prescott C Oct. 1-10 Any bull EM GMU 149 1
Blue Creek C Oct. 1-10 Any bull EM GMU 154 1
Dayton D Oct. 1-10 Any bull EM GMU 162 2
Tucannon B Oct. 1-10 Any bull EM Elk Area 1014 1
Wenaha B Oct. 1-10 Any bull EM GMU 169 3
Mountain View C Oct. 1-10 Any bull EM GMU 172 2
Couse D Oct. 1-10 Any bull EM GMU 181 1
Mission B Oct. 1-10 Any bull EM GMU 251 1
Colockum B Oct. 1-10 Any bull EM GMUs 328, 329 2
Teanaway C Dec. 9-18 Any elk EM GMU 335 7
Peaches Ridge B Oct. 1-10 Any bull EM GMUs 336, 346 19
Observatory B Oct. 1-10 Any bull EM GMUs 340, 342 23
Goose Prairie B Oct. 1-10 Any bull EM GMUs 352, 356 14
Bethel C Oct. 1-10 Any bull EM GMU 360 12
Rimrock C Oct. 1-10 Any bull EM GMU 364 17
Cowiche C Oct. 1-10 Any bull EM GMU 368 8
Klickitat Meadows C Oct. 1-10 Any bull EM Elk Area 3068 1
Nooksack B Sept. 29 - Oct. 12 and Nov. 12-30 Any bull WM GMU 418 3
Margaret D Oct. 6-12 Any bull WM GMU 524 8
Toutle D Oct. 6-12 Any bull WM GMU 556 26
Olympic B Oct. 4-10 Any bull WM GMU 621, EXCEPT for Elk Area 6071 3
Skokomish B Oct. 4-10 Any bull WM GMU 636 2
White River B Oct. 1-10 Any bull WM GMU 653 3
Muzzleloader Permit Hunts (Only muzzleloader elk tag holders may apply.)
Aladdin B Oct. 6-12 Any elk EM GMU 111 10
Selkirk B Oct. 6-12 Any elk EM GMU 113 10
49 Degrees North B Oct. 6-12 Any elk EM GMU 117 20
Blue Creek D Dec. 9 - Jan. 30, 2008 Antlerless EM GMUs 149, 154 60
Mountain View D Oct. 1-12 Antlerless EM Elk Area 1013 20
Lick Creek B Oct. 1-10 Antlerless EM GMU 175 25
Couse E Dec. 1-31 Antlerless EM GMU 181 30
Couse F Jan. 1-30, 2008 Antlerless EM GMU 181 30
Malaga E Oct. 1-21 Antlerless EM Elk Area 2032 50
Malaga F Oct. 1-21 Any elk EM Elk Area 2032 8
West Bar C Oct. 6-12 Antlerless EM GMU 330 5
Taneum B Oct. 6-12 Antlerless EM GMU 336 25
Manastash B Oct. 6-12 Antlerless EM GMU 340 25
Umtanum B Oct. 6-12 Antlerless EM GMU 342 250
Nile B Oct. 6-12 Antlerless EM GMU 352 40
Bumping B Oct. 6-12 Antlerless EM GMU 356 90
Bethel D Oct. 6-12 Antlerless EM GMU 360 40
Cowiche D Oct. 6-12 Antlerless EM GMU 368 225
Klickitat Meadows D Oct. 6-12 Spike bull or antlerless EM Elk Area 3068 4
Alkali B Oct. 1-15 Any elk EM GMU 371 15
Stella A Nov. 21 - Dec. 15 Antlerless WM GMU 504 150
Stella B Jan. 1-16, 2008 Antlerless WM GMU 504 100
Toledo B Dec. 7-20 Antlerless WM Elk Area 5029 30
Mossyrock B Jan. 1-16, 2008 Antlerless WM Elk Area 5052 30
Randle A Jan. 1-16, 2008 Antlerless WM Elk Area 5053 15
Boistfort A Jan. 1-16, 2008 Antlerless WM Elk Area 5054 40
Willapa Hills B Nov. 21 - Dec. 15 Antlerless WM GMU 506 15
Green Mt. A Jan. 1-16, 2008 Antlerless WM Elk Area 5051 30
Wildwood B Jan. 1-15, 2008 Antlerless WM Elk Area 5061 15
Winston B Nov. 21 - Dec. 15 Antlerless WM GMU 520 60
Margaret E Oct. 6-12 Antlerless WM GMU 524 40
Ryderwood B Oct. 6-12 Antlerless WM GMU 530 15
Coweeman C Nov. 21 - Dec. 15 Antlerless WM GMU 550 60
Toutle E Oct. 6-12 Antlerless WM GMU 556 75
Lewis River B Oct. 6-12 Antlerless WM GMU 560 225
Siouxon B Oct. 6-12 Antlerless WM GMU 572 75
Yale A Oct. 6-12 Antlerless WM GMU 554 75
Yale B Nov. 21 - Dec. 15 3 pt. min. or antlerless WM GMU 554 75
Twin Satsop A Jan. 5-15, 2008 Antlerless WM Elk Area 6061 10
Mashel A Jan. 1-15, 2008 Antlerless WM Elk Area 6054 25
North River Nov. 26 - Dec. 15 Antlerless WM GMU 658 20
North Minot B Oct. 1-7 Antlerless WM Elk Area 6067 20
Raymond E Oct. 1-31 Antlerless WM Elk Area 6010 30
Chehalis Valley C Jan. 1-30, 2008 Antlerless WM Elk Area 6066 15
Capitol Peak A Nov. 19 - Dec. 15 Antlerless WM GMU 663 15
Tri Valley B Dec. 16 - Jan. 30, 2008 Antlerless WM Elk Area 6012 30
Archery Permit Hunts (Only archery elk tag holders may apply.)
Note: Fire closures may limit access during September seasons.
Prescott D Sept. 8-21 Any bull EA GMU 149 1
Blue Creek E Sept. 8-21 Any bull EA GMU 154 2
Dayton E Sept. 8-21 Any bull EA GMU 162 7
Tucannon C Sept. 8-21 Any bull EA Elk Area 1014 3
Wenaha C Sept. 8-21 Any bull EA GMU 169 4
Mountain View E Sept. 8-21 Any bull EA GMU 172 3
Couse G Sept. 8-21 Any bull EA GMU 181 1
Colockum C Sept. 8-21 Any bull EA GMUs 328, 329 3
Teanaway E Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 Any bull EA GMU 335 34
Peaches Ridge C Sept. 8-21 Any bull EA GMUs 336, 346 104
Observatory C Sept. 8-21 Any elk EA GMUs 340, 342 91
Goose Prairie C Sept. 8-21 Any bull EA GMUs 352, 356 138
Bethel E Sept. 8-21 Any bull EA GMU 360 43
Rimrock D Sept. 8-21 Any bull EA GMU 364 93
Cowiche E Sept. 8-21 Any bull EA GMU 368 18
Klickitat Meadows E Oct. 11-22 Any bull EA Elk Area 3068 1
Klickitat Meadows F Oct. 11-22 Spike bull or antlerless EA Elk Area 3068 9
Malaga G Sept. 1-7 Antlerless EA Elk Area 2032 25
Peshastin C Sept. 1-14 Any elk EA Elk Area 2033 15
Nooksack C Sept. 1-28 and Dec. 1-31 Any bull WA GMU 418 3
Margaret F Sept. 15-30 and Dec. 1-15 Any bull WA GMU 524 13
Margaret G Sept. 15-30 and Dec. 1-15 Antlerless WA GMU 524 50
Toutle F Sept. 15-30 and Dec. 1-15 Any bull WA GMU 556 66
Toutle G Sept. 15-30 and Dec. 1-15 Antlerless WA GMU 556 90
Lewis River C Nov. 21-30 3 pt. min. or antlerless WA GMU 560 50
Siouxon C Nov. 21-30 3 pt. min. or antlerless WA GMU 572 25
Olympic C Sept. 8-21 3 pt. min. WA GMU 621, EXCEPT for Elk Area 6071 7
Skokomish C Sept. 8-21 3 pt. min. WA GMU 636 6
White River C Sept. 8-21 Any bull WA GMU 653 11
Advanced Hunter Education (AHE) Master Hunter Special Elk Permit Hunts: Only AHE master hunters may apply; antlerless only hunts will not affect accumulated points; and any weapon may be used.
Peshastin D Aug. 18-31 Any elk Any elk tag Elk Area 2033 5
Mossyrock C Jan. 17-30, 2008 Antlerless Any elk tag Elk Area 5052 20
Randle B Jan. 17-30, 2008 Antlerless Any elk tag Elk Area 5053 15
Quinault Ridge Oct. 1-10 3 pt. min. or antlerless Any elk tag GMU 638 5
Green Mt. B Jan. 17-30, 2008 Antlerless Any elk tag Elk Area 5051 20
Merwin A Nov. 21 - Dec. 15 Antlerless Any elk tag Elk Area 5060 10
Merwin B Jan. 17-30, 2008 Antlerless Any elk tag Elk Area 5060 10
Advanced Hunter Education (AHE) Master Hunter, Second Elk Tag Hunts: Only AHE master hunters may apply; these hunts will not affect accumulated points; a second tag may be purchased by successful applicants as needed; and any weapon may be used. The second elk license and tag type must be the same tag type as the first one.
Peola B Oct. 1-12 Antlerless Any elk tag GMU 178 15
Malaga H Aug. 1 - Mar. 31, 2008 Antlerless Any elk tag Elk Area 2032 100HM
Malaga I Aug. 1 - Feb. 28, 2008 Any elk Any elk tag Elk Area 2032 20HM
Peshastin E Aug. 1 - Mar. 31, 2008 Antlerless Any elk tag Elk Area 2033 50HM
Peshastin F Aug. 1 - Feb. 28, 2008 Any elk Any elk tag Elk Area 2033 20HM
Fairview Feb. 1-29, 2008 Antlerless Any elk tag Elk Area 3911 20HM
Rattlesnake Hills Aug. 1 - Feb. 29, 2008 Antlerless or spike bull Any elk tag Designated areas in GMU 372 20HM
Toledo C Dec. 21-31 Antlerless and spike bull Any elk tag Elk Area 5029 20
Toledo D Aug. 1-7 Antlerless and spike bull Any archery elk tag Elk Area 5029 5
Toledo E Aug. 8-14 Antlerless and spike bull Any archery elk tag Elk Area 5029 5
Toledo F Aug. 15-21 Antlerless and spike bull Any archery elk tag Elk Area 5029 5
Toledo G Aug. 22-28 Antlerless and spike bull Any archery elk tag Elk Area 5029 5
Boistfort B Aug. 1-7 Antlerless and spike bull Any archery elk tag Elk Area 5054 5
Boistfort C Aug. 8-14 Antlerless and spike bull Any archery elk tag Elk Area 5054 5
Boistfort D Aug. 15-21 Antlerless and spike bull Any archery elk tag Elk Area 5054 5
Boistfort E Aug. 22-28 Antlerless and spike bull Any archery elk tag Elk Area 5054 5
JBH * Nov. 12 - Feb. 28, 2008 Antlerless Any elk tag Elk Area 5090 20HM
Trout Lake A** Nov. 21-30 Antlerless Any elk tag Elk Area 5062 5
Trout Lake B** Dec. 1-14 Antlerless Any elk tag Elk Area 5062 5
Trout Lake C** Dec. 15-31 Antlerless Any elk tag Elk Area 5062 5
Trout Lake D** Jan. 1-14, 2008 Antlerless Any elk tag Elk Area 5062 5
Trout Lake E** Jan. 15-30, 2008 Antlerless Any elk tag Elk Area 5062 5
North River B Dec. 16 - Feb. 28, 2008 Antlerless Any elk tag Designated areas in GMU 658 10HM
Chehalis Valley D Aug. 1 - Feb. 28, 2008 Antlerless Any elk tag Designated areas in Elk Area 6066 10HM
Raymond F Dec. 1 - Mar. 31, 2008 Antlerless Any elk tag Elk Area 6010 10HM
Hanaford C Aug. 1 - Mar. 31, 2008 Antlerless Any elk tag Designated areas in Elk Area 6069 5HM
Dungeness A Sept. 1 - Feb. 28, 2008 3 pt. min. Any elk tag Elk Area 6071 north of Hwy 101 only 12
Dungeness B Oct. 1 - Dec. 31 Antlerless Any elk tag Elk Area 6071 north of Hwy 101 only 8
Youth - Special Elk Permit Hunts (Must be eligible for the youth hunting license and accompanied by an adult during the hunt.)
Mudflow A Oct. 9-14 Antlerless WF Elk Area 5099 6
Mudflow B Oct. 23-28 Antlerless WF Elk Area 5099 6
Mudflow C Nov. 20-25 Antlerless WF Elk Area 5099 6
Dungeness C Sept. 1 - Feb. 28, 2008 Any elk Any elk tag Elk Area 6071 north of Hwy 101 only 4
Sol Duc Valley Aug. 1 - Jan. 22, 2008 Antlerless Any elk tag Elk Area 6072 10
Clearwater Valley Aug. 1 - Mar. 31, 2008 Antlerless Any elk tag Elk Area 6073 1
Persons of Disability Only - Special Elk Permit Hunts
Sol Duc Valley B Aug. 1 - Jan. 22, 2008 Antlerless Any elk tag Elk Area 6072 5
Observatory D Oct. 22 - Nov. 4 Any elk EF or EM GMUs 340, 342 7
Little Naches C Oct. 1-10 Any elk EF, EM, EA GMU 346 5
Little Naches D Oct. 31 - Nov. 4 Antlerless EF, EM, EA GMU 346 8
Alkali C Oct. 20 - Nov. 4 Any elk EF GMU 371 4
Mudflow F Oct. 16-21 Antlerless Any elk tag Elk Area 5099 6
Mudflow D Sept. 25-30 Any elk Any elk tag Elk Area 5099 6
Mudflow E Oct. 2-7 Any elk Any elk tag Elk Area 5099 6
Mudflow G Oct. 30 - Nov. 4 Antlerless Any elk tag Elk Area 5099 6
Centralia Mine A Oct. 27-28 Antlerless Any elk tag Elk Area 6011 2
Centralia Mine B Nov. 3-4 Antlerless Any elk tag Elk Area 6011 2
North Shore B Oct. 1-31 Antlerless Any elk tag Elk Area 6068 5
North Shore C Dec. 16-31 Antlerless Any elk tag Elk Area 6068 5
Chehalis Valley E Dec. 16-31 Antlerless Any elk tag Elk Area 6066 15
Hanaford A Jan. 1-15, 2008 Antlerless Any elk tag Elk Area 6069 5
Hunters 65 or Older Only - Special Elk Permit Hunts
Hanaford B Jan. 16-30, 2008 Antlerless Any elk tag Elk Area 6069 5
Mudflow H Sept. 18-23 Antlerless Any elk tag Elk Area 5099 6
Mudflow I Nov. 6-12 Antlerless Any elk tag Elk Area 5099 6
Mudflow J Nov. 27 - Dec. 2 Antlerless Any elk tag Elk Area 5099 6

*Muzzleloaders only; scopes allowed in JBH hunt.
**May only hunt on privately owned lands. Must use only archery or legal shotgun (10 or 12 gauge; slugs only).
HMThis is a damage hunt administered by a WDFW designated hunt master. Successful applicants will be contacted on an as-needed basis to help with specific sites of elk damage on designated landowner's property. Not all successful applicants will be contacted in any given year depending on elk damage activity for that year.

Hunter Education Instructor Incentive Permits
Special elk 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 3 All general season and permit seasons established for GMUs included with the permit Any elk GMUs 335-368 2
Region 5 Any elk All 500 series GMUs except GMU 522 4
Region 6 Any elk GMUs 654, 660, 672, 673, 681 1

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047, 77.12.020, 77.12.570, 77.12.210. 07-11-017 (Order 07-62), 232-28-354, filed 5/3/07, effective 6/3/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 06-17-095 (Order 06-196), 232-28-354, filed 8/15/06, effective 9/15/06; 06-11-032 (Order 06-92), 232-28-354, filed 5/8/06, effective 6/8/06.]

OTS-9810.2


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-431   2007-08 Migratory waterfowl seasons and regulations.  


DUCKS


Statewide


Oct. 13-17, 2007 and Oct. 20, 2007 - Jan. 27, 2008.


Special youth hunting weekend open only to hunters 15 years of age or under (must be accompanied by an adult at least 18 years old who is not hunting): Sept. 22-23, 2007.


Daily bag limit: 7 ducks, to include not more than 2 hen mallard, 1 pintail, 3 scaup, 1 canvasback, 2 redhead, 1 harlequin, 4 scoter, and 4 long-tailed duck.


Possession limit: 14 ducks, to include not more than 4 hen mallard, 2 pintail, 6 scaup, 2 canvasback, 4 redhead, 1 harlequin, 8 scoter, and 8 long-tailed duck.


Season limit: 1 harlequin.


WRITTEN AUTHORIZATION REQUIRED TO HUNT SEA DUCKS.


All persons hunting sea ducks (harlequin, scoter, long-tailed duck) in Western Washington are required to obtain a written authorization and harvest report from the Washington department of fish and wildlife. Hunters who did not possess a 2006-07 authorization must submit an application form to WDFW (forms available at Washington department of fish and wildlife, Olympia and regional offices).


Immediately after taking a sea duck into possession, hunters must record in ink the information required on the harvest report. Return of the harvest report is mandatory. By February 15, 2008, hunters must return the harvest report to the Washington department of fish and wildlife, or report harvest information on the department's internet reporting system. Hunters failing to comply with reporting requirements will be ineligible to participate in the 2008-09 sea duck season.


COOT (Mudhen)

Same areas, dates (including youth hunting weekend), and shooting hours as the general duck season.


Daily bag limit: 25 coots.

Possession limit: 25 coots.


COMMON SNIPE


Same areas, dates (except youth hunting weekend), and shooting hours as the general duck season.


Daily bag limit: 8 snipe.

Possession limit: 16 snipe.


GEESE (except Brant)


Special youth hunting weekend open only to hunters 15 years of age or under (must be accompanied by an adult at least 18 years old who is not hunting): Sept. 22-23, 2007, statewide except Western Washington Goose Management Areas 2A and 2B.


Daily bag limit: 4 Canada geese.

Possession limit: 8 Canada geese.


Western Washington Goose Seasons


Goose Management Area 1


Island, Skagit, Snohomish counties.


Oct. 13, 2007 - Jan. 27, 2008 for snow, Ross', or blue geese.

Oct. 13-25, 2007 and Nov. 3, 2007 - Jan. 27, 2008 for other geese (except Brant).


Daily bag limit: 4 geese.

Possession limit: 8 geese.


WRITTEN AUTHORIZATION REQUIRED TO HUNT SNOW GEESE.


All persons hunting snow geese in this season are required to obtain a written authorization and harvest report from the Washington department of fish and wildlife. Hunters who did not possess a 2006-07 authorization must submit an application form to WDFW (forms available at Washington department of fish and wildlife, Olympia and regional offices).


Immediately after taking a snow goose into possession, hunters must record in ink the information required on the harvest report. Return of the harvest report is mandatory. By February 15, 2008, hunters must return the harvest report to the Washington department of fish and wildlife, or report harvest information on the department's internet reporting system. Hunters failing to comply with reporting requirements will be ineligible to participate in the 2008-09 snow goose season.


It is unlawful to discharge a firearm for the purpose of hunting waterfowl within 100 feet of any paved public road on Fir Island in Skagit County. While hunting snow geese on Fir Island, if a hunter is convicted of 1) trespass, 2) shooting from, across, or along the maintained part of any public highway, 3) discharging a firearm for the purpose of hunting waterfowl within 100 feet of any paved public road on Fir Island in Skagit County, or 4) exceeding the daily bag limit for snow geese, written authorization will be invalidated for the remainder of the 2007-08 snow goose season and an authorization will not be issued for the 2008-09 snow goose season.


QUALITY HUNTING AREAS IN GOOSE MANAGEMENT AREA 1.


Hunters possessing written authorization to hunt snow geese in Goose Management Area 1 can apply for a special authorization to access private lands around Fir Island enrolled in a new quality snow goose hunting program. Hunters must apply for special authorization to hunt on these special areas by September 28, 2007, using the department's internet or mail application systems. A random drawing will select hunters for participation, and special hunt authorizations will be mailed prior to the season. Up to 3 individuals possessing snow goose authorizations can hunt with the successful applicant on each hunt day. Successful applicants must check in with the WDFW hunt coordinator at least 24 hours prior to hunting and all hunters must hunt over decoys. Special authorizations are not valid for commercial uses. Authorizations are valid for one week (only on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday) and only on private lands specified by the WDFW hunt coordinator. Hunters will be assigned at random to private farms participating in the program.


Goose Management Area 2A


Cowlitz and Wahkiakum counties, and that part of Clark County north of the Washougal River.


Open in all areas except Ridgefield NWR from 8 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Saturdays, Sundays, and Wednesdays only, Nov. 10-25, 2007 and Dec. 5, 2007 - Jan. 27, 2008. Ridgefield NWR open from 8 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays only, Nov. 13-24, 2007 and Dec. 6, 2007 - Jan. 19, 2008, except closed Nov. 22 and Dec. 25, 2007, and Jan. 1, 2008.


Bag limits for Goose Management Area 2A:

Daily bag limit: 4 geese, to include not more than 1 dusky Canada goose and 2 cackling geese.


Possession limit: 8 geese, to include not more than 1 dusky Canada goose and 4 cackling geese.


Season limit: 1 dusky Canada goose.


Goose Management Area 2B


Pacific County.


Open from 8 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Saturdays and Wednesdays only, Oct. 13, 2007 - Jan. 12, 2008.


Bag limits for Goose Management Area 2B:

Daily bag limit: 4 geese, to include not more than 1 dusky Canada goose, 1 Aleutian goose, and 2 cackling geese.

Possession limit: 8 geese, to include not more than 1 dusky Canada goose, 2 Aleutian geese, and 4 cackling geese.

Season limit: 1 dusky Canada goose.


Special Provisions for Goose Management Areas 2A and 2B:


A dusky Canada goose is defined as a dark-breasted (as shown in the Munsell color chart 10 YR, 5 or less) Canada goose with a culmen (bill) length of 40-50 mm. A cackling goose is defined as a goose with a culmen (bill) length of 32 mm or less.


The Canada goose season for Goose Management Areas 2A and 2B will be closed early if dusky Canada goose harvests exceed area quotas which collectively total 80 geese. The fish and wildlife commission has authorized the director to implement emergency area closures in accordance with the following quotas: A total of 80 duskys, to be distributed 15 for Zone 1 (Ridgefield NWR); 25 for Zone 2 (Cowlitz County south of the Kalama River); 20 for Zone 3 (Clark County except Ridgefield NWR); 10 for Zone 4 (Cowlitz County north of the Kalama River and Wahkiakum County); and 10 for Zone 5 (Pacific County). Quotas may be shifted to other zones during the season to optimize use of the statewide quota and minimize depredation.


Hunting is only permitted by written authorization from the Washington department of fish and wildlife. New hunters and those who did not maintain a valid 2006-07 authorization must review goose identification training materials and score a minimum of 80% on a goose identification test to receive written authorization. Hunters who fail a test must wait 28 days before retesting, and will not be issued a reciprocal authorization until that time.


With written authorization, hunters will receive a harvest report. Hunters must carry the authorization card and harvest report while hunting. Immediately after taking a Canada goose (dusky, lesser/Taverner, cackling, or other subspecies) into possession, hunters must record in ink the information required on the harvest report. Hunters must go directly to the nearest check station and have geese tagged when leaving a hunt site, before 6:00 p.m. If a hunter takes the season bag limit of one dusky Canada goose or does not comply with requirements listed above regarding checking of birds and recording harvest on the harvest report, written authorization will be invalidated and the hunter will not be able to hunt Canada geese in Goose Management Areas 2A and 2B for the remainder of the season and the special late Canada goose season. It is unlawful to fail to comply with all provisions listed above for Goose Management Areas 2A and 2B.


Special Late Canada Goose Season for Goose Management Area 2A:


Open to Washington department of fish and wildlife advanced hunter education (AHE) program graduates and youth hunters (15 years of age or under, who are accompanied by an AHE hunter) possessing a valid 2007-08 southwest Washington Canada goose hunting authorization, in areas with goose damage in Goose Management Area 2A on the following days, from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.:


Saturdays and Wednesdays only, Feb. 2 - Mar. 5, 2008.


Daily bag limit: 4 Canada geese, to include not more than 1 dusky Canada goose, and 2 cackling geese.

Possession limit: 8 Canada geese, to include not more than 1 dusky Canada goose, and 4 cackling geese.

Season limit: 1 dusky Canada goose.


A dusky Canada goose is defined as a dark-breasted Canada goose (as shown in the Munsell color chart 10 YR, 5 or less) with a culmen (bill) length of 40-50 mm. A cackling goose is defined as a goose with a culmen (bill) length of 32 mm or less.


Hunters qualifying for the season will be placed on a list for participation in this hunt. Washington department of fish and wildlife will assist landowners with contacting qualified hunters to participate in damage control hunts on specific lands incurring goose damage. Participation in this hunt will depend on the level of damage experienced by landowners. The special late Canada goose season will be closed by emergency action if the harvest of dusky Canada geese exceeds 85 for the regular and late seasons. All provisions listed above for Goose Management Area 2A regarding written authorization, harvest reporting, and checking requirements also apply to the special late season; except hunters must confirm their participation at least 24 hours in advance by calling the goose hunting hotline (listed on hunting authorization), and hunters must check out by 5:00 p.m. on each hunt day regardless of success. It is unlawful to fail to comply with all provisions listed above for the special late season in Goose Management Area 2A.


Goose Management Area 3


Includes all parts of Western Washington not included in Goose Management Areas 1, 2A, and 2B.


Oct. 13-25, 2007 and Nov. 3, 2007 - Jan. 27, 2008.


Daily bag limit: 4 geese.

Possession limit: 8 geese.


Eastern Washington Goose Seasons


Goose Management Area 4


Adams, Benton, Chelan, Douglas, Franklin, Grant, Kittitas, Lincoln, Okanogan, Spokane, and Walla Walla counties.


Oct. 13-15, 2007, and Saturdays, Sundays, and Wednesdays only during Oct. 20, 2007 - Jan. 20, 2008; Nov. 12, 22, and 23, 2007; Dec. 24, 25, 27, and 28, 2007; January 1, 2008; and every day Jan. 21-27, 2008.


Goose Management Area 5


Includes all parts of Eastern Washington not included in Goose Management Area 4.


Oct. 13-15, 2007, every day from Oct. 20, 2007 - Jan. 27, 2008.


Bag limits for all Eastern Washington Goose Management Areas:


Daily bag limit: 4 geese.

Possession limit: 8 geese.


BRANT


Open in Skagit County only on the following dates:


Jan. 17, 19, 20, 22, 24, 26, and 27, 2008.


If the 2007-08 preseason brant population in Skagit County is below 6,000 (as determined by the early January survey), the brant season in Skagit County will be canceled.


Open in Pacific County only on the following dates:


Jan. 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, and 20, 2008.


WRITTEN AUTHORIZATION REQUIRED:


All hunters participating in this season are required to obtain a written authorization and harvest report from the Washington department of fish and wildlife. Hunters who did not possess a 2006-07 authorization must submit an application form to WDFW (forms available at Washington department of fish and wildlife regional offices).


Immediately after taking a brant into possession, hunters must record in ink the information required on the harvest report. Return of the harvest report is mandatory. By February 15, 2008, hunters must return the harvest report to the Washington department of fish and wildlife, or report harvest information on the department's internet reporting system. Hunters failing to comply with reporting requirements will be ineligible to participate in the 2008-09 brant season.


Bag limits for Skagit and Pacific counties:


Daily bag limit: 2 brant.

Possession limit: 4 brant.


SWANS


Season closed statewide.


FALCONRY SEASONS


DUCKS, COOTS, AND SNIPE (Falconry)


(Bag limits include geese and mourning doves.)


Oct. 13-17, 2007 and Oct. 20, 2007 - Jan. 27, 2008 statewide.


Daily bag limit: 3, straight or mixed bag with geese and mourning doves during established seasons.


Possession limit: 6, straight or mixed bag with geese and mourning doves during established seasons.


GEESE (Falconry)


(Bag limits include ducks, coot, snipe, and mourning doves.)


Goose Management Area 1: Oct. 13, 2007 - Jan. 27, 2008 for snow, Ross', or blue geese. Oct. 13-25, 2007 and Nov. 3, 2007 - Jan. 27, 2008 for other geese.


Goose Management Area 2A: Saturdays, Sundays, and Wednesdays only, Nov. 10-25, 2007 and Dec. 5, 2007 - Jan. 27, 2008.


Goose Management Area 2B: Wednesdays and Saturdays only, Oct. 13, 2007 - Jan. 12, 2008.


Goose Management Areas 3, 4, and 5: Oct. 13-15, 2007 and Nov. 3, 2007 - Jan. 27, 2008.


Daily bag limit for all areas: 3 geese (except brant), straight or mixed bag with ducks, coots, snipe, and mourning doves during established seasons.


Possession limit for all areas: 6 geese (except brant), straight or mixed bag with ducks, coots, snipe, and mourning doves during established seasons.

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OTS-9809.1


REPEALER

     The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
WAC 232-28-430 2006-07 Migratory waterfowl seasons and regulations.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office