WSR 08-24-103

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Filed December 2, 2008, 2:40 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Hunting season regulations such as big game, small game, unclassified wildlife, deer, elk, bighorn sheep, mountain goat, and moose seasons and permit levels; auctions, raffles, and incentive tags; game management unit boundaries; special closures and firearm restriction areas; deer and elk areas, hunting hours, landowner hunting permits, equipment regulations, trapping regulations, nontoxic shot requirements, multiple-season permits, special use permits for hunters with disabilities.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 77.12.047, 77.12.020, 77.12.570, 77.12.210.

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.

December 2, 2008

Loreva M. Preuss

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office