WSR 07-16-128

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Filed August 1, 2007, 8:24 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Spring bear seasons; multiple season permits; nontoxic shot; landowner hunting permits; deer and elk area boundary descriptions; game management unit boundary descriptions; auction, raffle, and special hunt rules; carcass importation; mandatory reporting; special hunting permits; cougar seasons with the aid of dogs.

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.

August 1, 2007

Loreva M. Preuss

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office