WSR 09-09-083

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 09-53 -- Filed April 15, 2009, 3:31 p.m. , effective May 16, 2009 ]


     Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

     Purpose: Amending WAC 232-12-047 Unlawful methods for hunting, 232-12-051 Muzzleloading firearms, 232-12-054 Archery requirements -- Archery special use permits, 232-12-055 Hunting -- Hunter orange clothing requirements, 232-12-068 Non-toxic shot requirements, 232-12-828 Hunting of game birds and animals by persons with a disability, 232-28-248 Special closures and firearm restriction areas, 232-28-266 Damage prevention permit hunts, 232-28-272 2009 Black bear and 2009-2010, 2010-2011, and 2011-2012 cougar hunting seasons and regulations, 232-28-273 2009-2011 Moose, bighorn sheep, and mountain goat seasons and permit quotas, 232-28-282 Big game and wild turkey auction, raffle, and special incentive permits, 232-28-291 Special hunting season permits, 232-28-r294 Multiple season big game permits, 232-28-295 Landowner hunting permits, 232-28-333 Game management units (GMUs) boundary descriptions -- Region three, 232-28-335 Game management units (GMUs) boundary descriptions -- Region five, 232-28-336 Game management units (GMUs) boundary descriptions -- Region six, 232-28-337 Deer and elk area descriptions, 232-28-342 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12 Small game seasons, 232-28-351 2009-2011 Deer general seasons and definitions, 232-28-352 2009-2011 Elk general seasons and definitions, 232-28-353 2009 Deer special permits, 232-28-354 2009 Elk special permits, and 232-28-516 Trapping seasons and regulations; adopting WAC 232-12-062 Party hunting, 232-12-840 Hunting and fishing opportunities for terminally ill persons, and 232-28-287 2009-2010, 2010-2011, and 2011-2012 Cougar permit seasons and regulations; and repealing WAC 232-28-515 Trapping seasons and regulations.

     Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-515; amending WAC 232-12-047, 232-12-051, 232-12-054, 232-12-055, 232-12-068, 232-12-828, 232-28-248, 232-28-266, 232-28-272, 232-28-273, 232-28-282, 232-28-291, 232-28-294, 232-28-295, 232-28-333, 232-28-335, 232-28-336, 232-28-337, 232-28-342, 232-28-351, 232-28-352, 232-28-353, 232-28-354, and 232-28-516.

     Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.12.047, 77.12.020, 77.12.570, 77.12.210, 77.12.150, 77.12.240.

      Adopted under notice filed as WSR 09-03-111 on January 21, 2009.

     Changes Other than Editing from Proposed to Adopted Version: Changes, if any, from the text of the proposed rule and reasons for difference:


     WAC 232-12-051 Muzzleloading firearms.

• In the last sentence in subsection (1)(a), insert the word "all" between "in" and "muzzleloading." This change helps further clarify that weapons intended for modern smokeless powder have never been allowed under the restrictions.
• In subsection (2)(d), insert the word "small" between hunting and game. Delete the words "birds," "cottontail rabbits," "and," and "snowshoe hares." In this section related to muzzleloading shotguns, the term "small game" is more appropriate and less exclusionary.
• In subsection (2)(g), insert the word "percussion" between "powder" and "revolvers." This change clarifies the intent. The intent is to not disallow a current legal activity through the process of clarifying the WAC language.
• In subsection (3)(a), replace the words "covered or closed" with the word "enclosed." Based on input provided by enforcement, "covered or closed" would disallow some equipment that is currently allowed and that is not the intention of clarifying the WAC. "Enclosed" is better terminology.
• Under subsection (3), add after the word "protection" the following: "if that person possesses a concealed pistol license as defined in RCW 9.41.070." This change addresses the issue of a more limited approach to allowing handguns for personal protection to those who qualify for a concealed pistol license.

     WAC 232-12-054 Archery requirements -- Archery special use permits.

• Under subsection (1)(a), add after the word "protection" the following: "if that person possesses a concealed pistol license as defined in RCW 9.41.070." This change addresses the issue of a more limited approach to allowing handguns for personal protection to those who qualify for a concealed pistol license.
• Under subsection (1)(e), change the second sentence from: Disabled hunter permittees in possession of a crossbow special use permit may hunt with a crossbow.
To:
Disabled However, disabled hunter permittees in possession of a crossbow special use permit may hunt with a crossbow in any season that allows archery equipment.
This adjustment clarifies that disabled hunter permittees may hunt with a crossbow during any season that allows archery equipment.

     WAC 232-12-055 Hunting -- Hunter orange clothing requirements.

     Under subsection (2), change from:

     (2) It is unlawful to hunt deer or elk during the modern firearm early and late general seasons in any manner unless the hunter is wearing fluorescent hunter orange clothing.

     To:

     (2) It is unlawful to hunt deer or elk during the all modern firearm early and late general seasons in any manner unless the hunter is wearing fluorescent hunter orange clothing.

     This change is to clarify that all general seasons are affected. Some hunters may have been confused about the meaning of "early and late..."


     WAC 232-12-062 Party hunting.

     Change the WAC language from:

     Party hunting is defined as killing big game or turkeys which another person tags, killing big game or turkeys with the intention of having another person tag the animal, or tagging a big game animal or turkey which another person has killed.

     Party hunting is illegal for big game and turkey, except for hunters with disabilities and their designated hunting companion as defined in WAC 232-12-828.

     To:

     Party hunting is defined as shooting at or killing big game or turkeys for another which another person tags, killing big game or turkeys with the intention of having another person tag the animal, or tagging a big game animal or turkey which that another person has killed.

     Party hunting is illegal for big game and turkey, except for hunters with disabilities and their who have a designated hunting companion as defined in WAC 232-12-828.

     This change is to address an attempt to kill another person's game as well as actually killing it. The edit to the hunters with disabilities section is for clarification.


     WAC 232-12-068 Nontoxic shot requirements.

• Change 2010 to 2011 to reflect an extended phase-in period.
• Eliminate references to hunting "game animals" and "big game" to focus the phase-in of nontoxic shot on upland bird, dove, and band-tailed pigeon hunting on units where Washington department of fish and wildlife (WDFW) releases pheasants. These areas have higher hunter densities and a higher potential for lead shot ingestion by birds, predators, and scavengers.
• Add Fort Lewis, Belfair, Woodland Creek, and Lincoln Creek release sites to complete the listing of areas where WDFW releases pheasants.

     WAC 232-28-248 Special closures and firearm restriction areas.

     Under Firearm Restriction Areas, after the first sentence, add the following sentence:

     "Exceptions to firearm restrictions may be made through rule by the Fish and Wildlife Commission." This change provides the flexibility to the fish and wildlife commission to deal with wildlife damage on a case-by-case basis.

    
     WAC 232-28-272 2009 Black bear and 2009-2010, 2010-2011, and 2011-2012 cougar hunting seasons and regulations.

• Change the WAC title from:
WAC 232-28-272 ((2006-2007, 2007-2008, and 2008-2009)) 2009-2010, 2010-2011, and 2011-2012 Black bear and cougar hunting seasons and regulations.
To:
WAC 232-28-272 ((2006-2007, 2007-2008, and 2008-2009)) 2009 Black bear and 2009-2010, 2010-2011, and 2011-2012 Black bear and cougar hunting seasons and regulations.
The change is due to public input supporting the August portion of the fall bear seasons for 2009 to the maximum extent possible within biologically sustainable limits. The department plans to recommend the 2010-2011 fall black bear hunting seasons to the fish and wildlife commission in March 2010.
• Change:
2009-2011 Fall Black Bear Seasons
To:
2009-2011 Fall Black Bear Seasons
The change is due to public input supporting the August portion of the fall bear seasons for 2009 to the maximum extent possible within biologically sustainable limits. The department plans to recommend the 2010-2011 fall black bear hunting seasons to the fish and wildlife commission in March 2010.
• Delete GMU 204 from hunt area for Northeastern B and add it to hunt area for Northeastern A. The reason for the change is for consistency of season dates among adjacent GMUs.
• For tables showing cougar seasons: Change the "Hunt Area" in each table from:

Hunt Name Hunt Area
Coastal

Puget Sound

North Cascades

Columbia Basin

GMUs 418, 426, 437, 448, 450, 460, 466, 485, 501, 504, 506, 530, 601-621, 636-651, 658-663, 672-684, 699, 407, 410, 454, 624-633, 652, 666
South Cascades

Blue Mountains

Kittitas-Yakima

Spokane

GMUs 124-133, 145-154, 162-186, 328, 329, 342-368, 503, 505, 510-520, 524, 550-574, 653, 654, 667
Chelan

Okanogan

Okanogan-Ferry

Stevens-Pend Oreille

Klickitat

GMUs 101, 105, 108-121, 203, 204, 209-242, 242-247, 249-251, 382, 388, 578 within Chelan, Ferry, Klickitat, Okanogan, Stevens, or Pend Oreille counties

To:

Hunt Name Hunt Area
Coastal

Puget Sound

North Cascades

Columbia Basin

GMUs 136-142, 248, 254-290, 371-381, 418, 426, 437, 448, 450, 460, 466, 485, 501, 504, 506, 530, 601-621, 636-651, 658-663, 672-684, 699, 407, 410, 454, 624-633, 652, 666
South Cascades

Blue Mountains

Kittitas-Yakima

Spokane

GMUs 124-133, 145-154, 162-186, 328, 329, 342-368, 503, 505, 510-520, 524, 550-574, 653, 654, 667
Chelan

Okanogan

Okanogan-Ferry

Stevens-Pend Oreille

Klickitat

GMUs 101, 105, 108-121, 203, 204, 209-242, 242 243-247, 249-251, 382, 388, 578 within Chelan, Ferry, Klickitat, Okanogan, Stevens, or Pend Oreille counties

     The reason for the change is to correct omissions.


     WAC 232-28-273 2009-2011 Moose, bighorn sheep, and mountain goat seasons and permit quotas.

     Under Bighorn Sheep Permit Hunts:

• Change the permit level for the Cleman Mountain A bighorn sheep hunt from 4 to 3. This change is due to recent lower counts of mature rams in the population.
• Change the permit level for the Cleman Mountain B bighorn sheep hunt from 4 to 3. This change is due to recent lower counts of mature rams in the population.
• Change the hunt name of Quilomene A to Quilomene. This change is because the A designation is no longer necessary.
     Under Mountain Goat Permit Hunts:

• Add the following hunts:

Naches Pass Sept. 15 - Oct. 31 Fife's East, Fife's Peak, Corral Pass, Basin Lake Any Legal Weapon 1
Bumping River Sept. 15 - Oct. 31 Nelson Ridge, Cash Prairie, American Ridge, American Lake, Timber Wolf, Russell Ridge Any Legal Weapon 2
Blazed Ridge Sept. 15 - Oct. 31 Blowout Mtn., Blazed Ridge, Blazed North, Milk Creek, Rock Creek Any Legal Weapon 1

     This change is due to meeting population thresholds in the above areas to justify goat hunts.

• Add superscript "a" to the "permit" column and change the associated language from:
Mountain goat populations are managed as a collection of subpopulations and the ideal harvest is distributed through all the subpopulations. The director is authorized to open or close subpopulations to protect from overharvesting specific areas.
To:
Mountain goat populations are managed as a collection of subpopulations and the ideal harvest is distributed through all the subpopulations. The director is authorized to open or close subpopulations and reduce permit levels to protect from overharvesting specific areas.
This change is to allow flexibility for biologists to reduce permit levels if necessary due to overharvest.
• Delete the last sentence under bag limit:
Bag Limit: One (1) adult goat of either sex with horns four (4) inches or longer. WDFW urges hunters to refrain from shooting nannies with kids. Permit hunters may start hunting Sept. 1 with archery equipment.
• Insert superscript "b" after table heading "Permit Season."
• Insert footnote "b" as follows: "bPermit hunters may start hunting Sept. 1 with archery equipment."
The reason for the changes is that the language associated with the archery component of the goat season was incorrectly placed under the Bag Limit heading, but it belongs as a part of the permit season table.

     Under Moose Permit Hunts:

• Change the MH footnote from:
"MHThis is a damage hunt administered by a WDFW designated hunt master. Only master hunters may apply, except master hunters who have harvested a moose previously in Washington state may not apply; these hunts will not affect accumulated points; and any weapon may be used. Successful applicants will be contacted on an as-needed basis to help with specific sites of moose damage on designated landowner's property. Not all successful applicants will be contacted in any given year depending on moose damage activity for that year."
To:
"HMThis is a damage hunt administered by a WDFW designated hunt master. Only master hunters may apply, except master hunters who have harvested a moose previously in Washington state may not apply; these hunts will not affect accumulated points; and any weapon may be used. Successful applicants will be contacted on an as-needed basis to help with specific sites of nuisance moose activity damage on in designated landowner's property areas. Not all successful applicants will be contacted in any given year depending on moose damage activity for that year."
The reason for the change is to clarify that master hunters may apply even if they have harvested a moose previously in Washington state and the master hunt program may be used for nuisance activity as well as damage.
• For the Mt. Spokane Master Hunter moose hunt, change the permit level from 10 to 20. The reason for the change is to address the increasing number of problem moose in Spokane.

     WAC 232-28-282 Big game and wild turkey auction, raffle, and special incentive permits.

     Under Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep Auction or Raffle Permit, add GMU 166 to the list of hunt areas. This change is because of the increased number of mature rams in the population.


     WAC 232-28-287 2009-2010, 2010-2011, and 2011-2012 Cougar permit seasons and regulations.

     For hunt area in the Kittitas-Yakima hunt, change from "GMUs 328, 329, 342-368" to "GMUs 328-368." The reason for the change is to correct for GMU omissions.


     WAC 232-28-291 Special hunting season permits.

• Under section 2.A., change from:
A. Persons who have previously harvested a mountain goat, bighorn sheep, or moose in Washington are ineligible to apply for a special hunting season permit for that species. This lifetime harvest restriction does not apply to individuals who harvested a mountain goat before 1999, raffle or auction hunt authorizations, or antlerless-only moose hunts.
To:
A. Persons who have previously harvested a mountain goat, bighorn sheep, or moose in Washington are ineligible to apply for a special hunting season permit for that species. This lifetime harvest restriction does not apply to individuals who harvested a mountain goat before 1999, raffle or auction hunt authorizations, ewe-only bighorn sheep hunts, master hunter moose hunts, or antlerless-only moose hunts.
The reason for the change is consistency in requirements between this section and WAC 232-28-273 2009-2011 Moose, bighorn sheep, and mountain goat seasons and permit quotas.
• Under section 5.C., change from:
C. Special hunting seasons for hunters age 65 and older: Only applicants sixty-five years of age or older on or before March 31 of the current license year will be eligible to apply for special hunting season permits for hunters age 65 and older.
To:
C. Special hunting seasons for hunters age 65 and older: Only applicants sixty-five years of age or older on or before March 31 of the current license year will be eligible to apply for special hunting season permits for hunters age 65 and older; except for special moose hunts for persons age 65 and older, applicants must be 65 years of age or older by November 30 during the license year they are applying for.
The reason for the change is consistency in requirements between this section and WAC 232-28-273 2009-2011 Moose, bighorn sheep, and mountain goat seasons and permit quotas.

     WAC 232-28-294 Multiple season big game permits.

     In the table describing legal animal, the rule said any legal buck and any legal bull. Some general seasons (e.g. many archery seasons) allow any deer or elk; therefore, we are recommending a change in the wording of the table to reflect what is legal in these seasons.


     WAC 232-28-295 Landowner hunting permits.

     Under Pine Mountain Ranch LHP Special Hunting Permits (public opportunity) for deer, change "Any Bull" to "Youth Only, Any Bull." This change is based on a negotiated agreement with the landowner.


     WAC 232-28-335 Game management units (GMUs) boundary descriptions -- Region five.

• In order to correct a long-term error, the reference to the 80 Rd was removed from the GMU 560 legal description as shown below:
Beginning on SR 141 and Mount Adams Recreational Area Rd at the town of Trout Lake; N on the Mount Adams Recreational Area Rd to US Forest Service Rd 80 (Mount Adams Recreational Area Rd); N on US Forest Service Rd 80 (Mount Adams Recreational Area Rd) to US Forest Service Rd 82 (Mount Adams Recreational Area Rd); N on US Forest Service Road 82 to Yakama Indian Reservation boundary....
• In order to correct a long-term error, the reference to the 80 Rd was removed from the GMU 578 legal description as shown below:
...at the town of Trout Lake; N on the Mount Adams Recreational Area Rd to US Forest Service Rd 80 (Mount Adams Recreational Area Rd); N on US Forest Service Rd 80 (Mount Adams Recreational Area Rd) to US Forest Service Rd 82 (Mount Adams Recreational Area Rd); N on US Forest Service Road 82 to Yakama Indian Reservation boundary....

     WAC 232-28-337 Deer and elk area descriptions.

• Elk Area 2033: Replace the entire description to correct errors within the boundary and make it easier to follow on the ground.
Old Boundary (as filed with code reviser):
Starting from the Division St Bridge in Cashmere; South on Aplets Way and Division St; west on Pioneer St; South on Mission Creek Rd, west on Binder Rd and continue south on Mission Creek Rd; west on Tripp Canyon Rd; where Tripp Canyon Rd leaves Tripp Creek, then west on Tripp Creek; at the end of Tripp Creek, then west approximately 1 mile to Camas Creek Rd; west on Camas Creek Rd (USFS 7200 RD) (excluding Camas Land firearm closure.*) to U.S. Hwy 97; north on U.S. Hwy 97 to Mountain Home Rd (USFS 7300 RD); north on Mountain Home Rd to the Wenatchee River in Leavenworth; South on the Wenatchee River to the point of beginning.
New Boundary:
Starting at the Division St bridge over the Wenatchee River in the town of Cashmere; S on Aplets Way then Division St to Pioneer St; W on Pioneer St to Mission Creek Rd; S on Mission Creek Rd to Binder Rd; W on Binder Rd to Mission Creek Rd; S on Mission Creek Rd to Tripp Canyon Rd; W on Tripp Canyon Rd to where Tripp Canyon Rd stops following Tripp Creek; W on Tripp Creek to its headwaters; W up the drainage, about 1000 feet, to US Forest Service (USFS) Rd 7200-160; W on USFS Rd 7200-160 to Camas Creek Rd (USFS Rd 7200); W on Camas Creek Rd (USFS 7200 Rd) (excluding Camas Land firearm closure.*) to US Hwy 97; N on US Hwy 97 to Mountain Home Rd (USFS 7300 Rd); N on Mountain Home Rd to the Wenatchee River in the town of Leavenworth; S on the Wenatchee River to the Division St bridge in Cashmere and the point of beginning.
Deer Area 1035: Created new deer area to focus hunting pressure of white-tailed deer onto private property along the Highway 395 Corridor. This is an experimental hunt in an area with a high number of vehicle-deer collisions to see if reducing the deer herd through hunting might also reduce collisions.
New Boundary Description Reads:
That portion of GMU 121 beginning at the intersection of US Highway (Hwy) 395 (State Route 20) and State Route (SR) 25: S on SR 25 to Old Kettle Rd; E on Old Kettle Rd to Mingo Mountain Rd; S on Mingo Mountain Rd to Greenwood Loop Rd; E on Greenwood Loop Rd to the bridge over the Colville River; S on the Colville River to the bridge over Gold Creek Loop/Valley Westside Rd; W and S on Valley Westside Rd to the Orin-Rice Rd; E on Orin-Rice Rd to Haller Creek Rd; S on Haller Creek Rd to Skidmore Rd; E and S on Skidmore Rd to Arden Hill Rd; E on Arden Hill Rd to Townsend-Sackman Rd; S on Townsend-Sackman Rd to Twelve Mile Rd; S on Twelve Mile Rd to Marble Valley Basin Rd; S on Marble Valley Basin Rd to Zimmer Rd; S on Zimmer Rd to Blue Creek West Rd; E on Blue Creek West Rd to Dry Creek Rd; S on Dry Creek Rd to Duncan Rd; E on Duncan Rd to Tetro Rd; S on Tetro Rd to Heine Rd; E and S on Heine Rd to Farm-to-Market Rd; S on Farm-to-Market Rd to Newton Rd (also known as Rickers Lane); E on Newton Rd to US Hwy 395; N on US Hwy 395 to McLean Rd and Twelve Mile Rd (also known as Old Arden Hwy); N on McLean Road and Twelve Mile Road to US Hwy 395; N on US Hwy 395 to Old Arden Hwy (again); N on Old Arden Hwy to US Hwy 395; N on US Hwy 395, thru the town of Colville, then W on US Hwy 395 (SR 20) to SR 25 and the point of beginning.
• Deer Area 1060: Created new deer area to address high populations of white-tailed deer around the greater Spokane Metropolitan Area.
New Boundary Description Reads:
That part of GMU 127 beginning at the intersection of Spokane River and Barker Rd Bridge, Barker Rd S to 24 Ave., 24 Ave. W to Barker Rd, Barker Rd S to 32 Ave, 32 Ave W to Linke Rd, Linke Rd S and E to Chapman Rd, Chapman Rd S to Linke Rd, Linke Rd S to Belmont Rd, Belmont Rd W to Hwy 27, Hwy 27 S to Palouse Hwy, Palouse Hwy W to Valley Chapel Rd, Valley Chapel Rd S to Spangle Creek Rd, Spangle Creek Rd SW to Hwy 195, Hwy 195 N to I-90, I-90 E to Latah Creek at I-90-Latah Creek Bridge, Latah Creek NE to Spokane River, Spokane River E to the Baker Rd Bridge and the point of beginning.
• Deer Area 1070: Created new deer area to address high populations of white-tailed deer around the greater Spokane Metropolitan Area.
New Boundary Description Reads:
That part of GMU 130 beginning at the intersection of I-90 and Latah Creek at I-90-Latah Creek Bridge, NE to Hwy 195, S on Hwy 195 S to Paradise Rd, Paradise Rd W to Smythe Road, Smythe Road NW to Anderson Rd, Anderson Rd W to Cheney Spokane Rd, Cheney Spokane Rd SW to Hwy 904/1st St in the town of Cheney, 1st SW to Salnave Rd/Hwy 902, Salnave Rd NW to Malloy Prairie Rd, Malloy Prairie Rd W to Medical Lake Tyler Rd, Medical Lake Tyler Rd N to Gray Rd, Gray Rd W then N to Fancher Rd, Fancher Rd NW to Ladd Rd, Ladd Rd N to Chase Rd, Chase Rd E to Espanola Rd, Espanola Rd N turns into Wood Rd, Wood Rd N to Coulee Hite Rd, Coulee Hite Rd E to Seven Mile Rd, Seven Mile Rd E to Spokane River, Spokane River S to Latah Creek, Latah Creek S to I-90 at the Latah Creek Bridge and the point of beginning.
• Deer Area 1080: Change the first sentence to read: That part of GMUs 139 and 142 beginning at the intersection of Hwy 195.... This corrects an oversight in the boundary mapping.
• Elk Area 4601: Replace the entire description to provide a clearer description language for a new Elk Area. The new language has been confirmed on site by regional staff and will be more readily discernible for hunters.
Elk Area No. 4601 North Bend (King County):
That portion of King County within the following described boundary. Beginning at the interchange of State Route (SR) 18 and Interstate (I)-90; W on I-90 to SE 82nd St, Exit 22, at the Town of Preston; N on SE 82nd Street to Preston Fall City Rd SE (Old SR 203); N on Preston Fall City Rd SE to SE Fall City Snoqualmie Rd (SR 202) at the town of Fall City; E on SE Fall City Snoqualmie Rd to the crossing of Tokul Creek; N and E up Tokul Creek to its crossing with Tokul Rd SE; S on SE Tokul Rd to SE 53rd Way; E on SE 53rd Way where it turns into 396th Dr SE then S on 396th Dr SE to SE Reinig Rd; E on SE Reinig Rd to 428th Ave SE; N on 428th Ave SE to where it turns into North Fork Rd SE; N and E on North Fork Rd SE to Ernie's Grove Rd; E on Ernie's Grove Rd to SE 70th St; N on SE 70th St. to its ends at Fantastic Falls on the North Fork Snoqualmie River; SW down the North Fork Snoqualmie River to the end of Moon Valley Rd SE; S and W on Moon Valley Rd SE to where it turns into SE 87th St; W on SE 87th to 436th Pl SE; S on 436th Pl SE to 436th Ave SE; S on 436th Ave SE to SE 92nd St; W on SE 92nd St to 428th Ave SE; S on 428th Ave SE to the crossing of the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River; S and E up the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River to SE Mt Si Road; E on SE Mt Si to the "School Bus" turnaround at SE 114th St; S on 480th Ave SE to SE 130th St; S and E on SE 130th St to its end; SSE overland from the end of SE 130th St, over the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River, to the end of 486th Ave SE; S on 486th Ave SE to the intersection with SE Middle Fork Road; Due S, from said intersection, up Grouse Mountain toward its peak, to the logging road adjacent to Grouse Mountain Peak; S down the logging road to Grouse Ridge Access Rd; W on Grouse Ridge Access Road which becomes SE 146th St; W on SE 146th St to 468th Ave SE (SE Edgewick Rd); S on 468th Ave SE (SE Edgewick Rd) to the boundary of the Iron Horse State Park; W along the boundary of Iron Horse State Park to the boundary of the Rattlesnake Lake Recreation Area; W along the boundary of the Rattlesnake Lake Recreation Area to Cedar Falls Rd. SE; N along the Cedar Falls Rd. to SE to 174th Way; W on SE 174th Way to SE 174th St; W on SE 174th St to SE 173rd St.; W on SE 173rd St to SE 170th Pl; W on SE 170th Pl to SE 169th St; W on SE 169th St to 424th Ave. SE; N on 424th Ave. SE to SE 168th St; W on SE 168th St to 422 Ave. SE; N on 422 Ave. SE to 426th Way SE; S on 426th Way SE to SE 164th St; E on SE 164th St to Uplands Way SE; W on Uplands Way SE to the crossing with the Power Transmission Lines; W along the Power Transmission Lines to the Winery Road; NW on the Winery Rd to SE 99th Rd; W and N on SE 99th Rd to the I-90 interchange, at Exit 27; SW on 1-90 to the interchange with SR 18 and the point of beginning.
• Deer Area 5064: After "Cottonwood Island," add "and Howard Island." This change corrects an omission to the original boundary description and will help direct hunters to the entire area intended for the hunt.

     WAC 232-28-342 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12 Small game seasons.

• Add "2012" to the season dates for Bobcat, Raccoon, and Fox. The seasons run through March 15, 2012, and the 2012 date was an omission.
• Add "Male turkeys" to the definition of Legal Bird for spring seasons. The intent of the regulation is to harvest male turkeys and turkeys with visible beards. In the original draft, the term "gobblers" had been removed and not replaced by "Male turkeys."

     WAC 232-28-351 2009-2011 Deer general seasons and definitions.

• Under GMUs Closed to Deer Hunting, reinstate 490 (Cedar River). Further discussions are being conducted with the land manager. An open season for deer is being delayed until 2010.
• Under Modern Firearm, General Season, Black-tailed Deer, Oct. 17-31, any deer, add Deer Area 6020. This change corrects an omission in the CR-102 filing.
• Under Modern Firearm, Eastern Washington White-Tailed Deer, GMU 379 appears in both any white-tailed buck as well as any white-tailed deer. Delete GMU 379 from any white-tailed buck. This correction removes a redundancy. The agency is not managing for white-tailed deer in this GMU and wants to retain a liberal season for any white-tailed deer.
• Under Modern Firearm, Eastern Washington White-Tailed Deer, delete GMU 381 in any white-tailed buck and insert GMU 381 in any white-tailed deer. The agency is not managing for white-tailed deer in this GMU and wants to retain a liberal season for any white-tailed deer.
• Under Modern Firearm, Eastern Washington Mule Deer, GMU 388 appears in the time period Oct. 17-25 and the time period Oct. 17-30. Delete GMU 388 from the time period Oct. 17-25, mule deer 3 pt. min. The last line for this time period should read 372 through 382. This removes a redundancy with GMU 388 appearing in two time periods.
• Under Modern Firearm, Eastern Washington Mule Deer, delete "through 382" and add GMU 379, 381 in the time period Oct. 17-25. The last line should read ...372, 379, 381. This corrects a redundancy with two GMUs listed in two time periods.
• Under Modern Firearm, Late General Season, Black-tailed Deer, Nov. 19-22, any deer, add Deer Area 6020. This change corrects an omission in the CR-102 filing.
• Under Modern Firearm, Late General Season, Eastern Washington White-tailed Deer, delete GMU 101 from the late modern season. With the change, the line should read 105-124, any white-tailed buck. This change is in response to public input from archery hunters and returns the late general modern firearm season in GMUs 105-124 back to status quo.
• Under Early Archery, Black-tailed Deer, delete GMU 560 from the line with season dates Sept. 1-25, Sept. 1-24, Sept. 1-23. This change corrects a redundancy for GMU 560 appearing in two places. GMU 560 should appear in the line with dates Sept. 1-20, Sept. 1-19, and Sept. 1-18, "Any deer."
• Under Early Archery, White-Tailed Deer, delete GMU 251. This corrects a past held error from previous years. There are not enough white-tailed deer in 251 to list a white-tailed deer season.
• Under Late Archery, Black-tailed Deer, the dates for 437, 636, 654, 681, should be Nov. 25-Dec. 8 for 2009, Nov. 24-Dec. 8 for 2010, and Nov. 23-Dec. 8 for 2011. The date change provides dates that were omitted. The legal deer change clarifies and remains consistent with the rest of the WAC.
• Under Late Archery, Black-tailed Deer, the dates for 460, 506, 530, 560, 572, should be Nov. 25-Dec. 15 for 2009, Nov. 24-Dec. 15 for 2010, and Nov. 23-Dec. 15 for 2011. The legal deer for this line should change from "Buck only" to "Any buck." The date change provides dates that were omitted. The legal deer change clarifies and remains consistent with the rest of the WAC.
• Under Early Muzzleloader, Black-Tailed Deer, Sept. 26-Oct. 4, any deer, add Deer Area 6020. This change corrects an omission in the CR-102 filing.
• Under Late Muzzleloader, Black-tailed Deer, Nov. 26-Dec. 15, any deer, add Deer Area 6020. This change corrects an omission in the CR-102 filing.
• Under Late Muzzleloader, Eastern Washington White-Tailed Deer, delete GMU 379 from the Nov. 26-Dec. 8 time period for any white-tailed deer and create a new time period Nov. 20-Dec. 8 for GMU 379, for any white-tailed deer. The agency is not managing for white-tailed deer in this GMU and wants to retain a liberal season for any white-tailed deer.
• Under Late Muzzleloader, Eastern Washington White-Tailed Deer, Nov. 20-30 for GMU 381, change the legal deer from 3 pt. min. or antlerless to any white-tailed deer. This was revised from the original recommendation from regional staff. The agency is not managing for white-tailed deer in this GMU and wants to retain a liberal season for any white-tailed deer.
• Under Late Muzzleloader, Eastern Washington Mule Deer, for GMU 382, 3 pt. min., change the date from Dec. 1-15 back to Nov. 20-30. This is consistent with the regional recommendation and corrects a date error.
• Under Late Muzzleloader, Eastern Washington Mule Deer, change the date from the Dec. 1-15 time period back to Nov. 20-Dec. 8 time period for GMU 379, 3 pt. min. This is consistent with the regional recommendation and corrects a date error.
• Under Early Archery General Deer Seasons, Eastern Washington Mule Deer, reinstate GMU 178 in the 3 pt. min. or antlerless category. This change restores status quo for the general seasons in this GMU based on public response and concerns.
• Under Early Archery General Deer Seasons, Eastern Washington White-tailed Deer, reinstate GMU 178 in the 3 pt. min. or antlerless category. This change restores status quo for the general seasons in this GMU based on public response and concerns.
• Under Late Archery General Deer Seasons, Eastern Washington Mule Deer, add the following line to the table. This change restores the late archery season in four GMUs that were originally proposed to be closed or changed to special permit only. The reinstated units have a shorter time frame, which will lessen the impact to the deer population when it is vulnerable.

Nov. 21-30 Nov.

21-30

Nov. 21-30 209, 215, 233, 243 3 pt. min.

• Under Early Muzzleloader General Deer Seasons, Eastern Washington Mule Deer, delete GMU 178. This change restores status quo for the general seasons in this GMU based on public response and concerns.
• Under Early Muzzleloader General Deer Seasons, Eastern Washington White-tailed Deer, delete GMU 178. This change restores status quo for the general seasons in this GMU based on public response and concerns.
• Under Modern Firearm, Late General Season, Western Washington Black-tailed Deer, Any Buck, the first line should read 524 through 560, 568 through 572. This change eliminates the redundancy of GMU 564 appearing in two categories.
• Under Early Archery Black-tailed Deer, move GMU 636 from Sept. 1-25, Any buck, to Sept. 1-20, Any deer. This change avoids overlap with special permit modern firearm elk hunts.
• Under Early Archery, Eastern Washington Mule Deer, delete GMUs 154 and 172 from the time periods Sept. 1-25, 2009, Sept. 1-24, 2010, and Sept. 1-23, 2011. This was a floor change at the March commission meeting that corrects a clerical error and avoids an overlap with a modern firearm elk special permit season in these two GMUs.
• Under Early Archery, Eastern Washington Mule Deer, Sept. 1-25, delete "through 251" and replace with "250." This change corrects a redundancy with GMU 251 appearing in two places. GMU 251 should only be in the Sept. 1-20 time frame to accommodate the rifle rut hunts for elk in the same GMU.
• Under Early Archery, Eastern Washington Mule Deer, delete GMU 329 from Sept. 1-20, 3 pt. min. This historically has been a limited entry special permit hunt and corrects a clerical error.
• Under Late Archery, Eastern Washington Mule Deer, Nov. 25-Dec. 8, 3 pt. min. or antlerless, reinstate GMU 178. This change is in response to the public input provided at the March commission meeting.
• Under Late Archery, Eastern Washington Mule Deer, Nov. 21-30, 3 pt. min., add GMU 250. This change is in response to the public input provided at the March commission meeting.
• Under Early Archery White-tailed Deer, move GMUs 166 and 169 from Sept. 1-25 to Sept. 1-20, white-tailed 3 pt. min. or antlerless. This change avoids overlap with elk modern firearm permits.
• Under Late Archery, Eastern Washington White-tailed Deer, GMU 101, Any white-tailed deer, restore the original dates to Nov. 10-Dec. 15. This change is in response to the public input provided at the March commission meeting.
• Under Late Archery, Eastern Washington White-tailed Deer, Sept. 1-25, move GMU 127 from "Any white-tailed deer" to "3 pt. min. or antlerless white-tailed deer." This was a floor change made at the March commission meeting that corrects a clerical error.
• Under Late Archery, Eastern Washington White-tailed Deer, Nov. 25-Dec. 8, 3 pt. min. or antlerless, reinstate GMU 178. This change is in response to the public input provided at the March commission meeting.
• Under Late Muzzleloader, Eastern Washington Mule Deer, change the date for GMU 130, antlerless, from Nov. 20-30 to Nov. 25-Dec. 1. This change makes the mule deer and white-tailed deer seasons concurrent.

     WAC 232-28-352 2009-2011 Elk general seasons and definitions.

• Under GMUs Closed to Elk Hunting, reinstate "and 490." Further discussions are taking place with the land manager and an open season is being delayed until 2010.
• Under Early Archery, Western Washington, delete the line for Elk Area 4941. This is a damage hunt that is being moved to the late season to better address the damage problems.
• Under Late Archery, Western Washington, add the following line:

Elk Area 4941 Nov. 1-Jan. 20 pNov. 1-Jan. 20 Nov. 1-Jan. 20 Any elk

     This change moves the damage hunt to the late season to better address the damage problems.

• Under Early Muzzleloader, Western Washington, delete GMU 663 from the 3 pt. min. or antlerless section. This change corrects a redundancy. GMU 663 should only appear in the 3 pt. min. section.
• Under Late Muzzleloader, Western Washington, delete the line for Elk Area 4941. This is a damage hunt that is being moved to the special permit section to better address the damage problems.
• Under Late Muzzleloader, Western Washington, the last line covering GMUs 550, 601, 618, 658, and 667 used to run from before Thanksgiving to mid-December. This time frame should be restored to Nov. 25-Dec. 15 for 2009, Nov. 24-Dec. 15, 2010, and Nov. 23-Dec. 15, 2011. The need to make room for another season and shorten the existing season did not develop.
• Under Early Archery General Elk Seasons, Eastern Washington, the season dates for GMUs 328, 329, and 335 should be Sept. 8-20, 2009, Sept. 7-19, 2010, and Sept. 6-18, 2011. This change corrects an omission in the CR-102 filing.
• Under Late Archery General Elk Seasons, Eastern Washington, delete GMU 373 from the time period Oct. 31-Nov. 15. This change corrects a redundancy with GMU 373 being listed in two places for late archery. GMU 373 should be in the time period Nov. 25-Dec. 8.
• Under Early Muzzleloader Eastern Washington, move Elk Area 2051 from the "Spike Bull" line and enter on the "True Spike Bull" line. This change corrects a clerical error that [was] filed in the CR-102.
• Under Late Muzzleloader, Western Washington, GMUs 574 and 578, change the end date to Nov. 30. This change corrects a typographical error that was filed with the CR-102.

     WAC 232-28-353 2009 Deer special permits.

• Under Modern Firearm, change Desert A from Nov. 15-24 to Oct. 31-Nov. 8 and change the permits from 19 to 15. After further discussions with regional staff, this time frame better matches management objectives and provides two weekends of opportunity. The change in permit levels allows the establishment of a second time period to be allowed for modern firearm hunters.
• Under Modern Firearm, add a new hunt, Desert B, Nov. 21-29, Any deer, GMU 290, 4 permits. This proposed change spreads some of the modern firearm pressuring the Desert unit, provides two weekends of opportunity, and avoids hunting in a critical time period per the regional staff's desires.
• Under Modern Firearm, change Desert B to "C" and change the dates from Oct. 17-31 to Dec. 14-27. This date change better meets the management objectives of regional staff to effect some antlerless harvest.
• Under Muzzleloader, change Desert C to "D" and change the dates from Nov. 1-8 to Oct. 17-25. After further discussions with regional staff, this time frame better matches management objectives and provides two weekends of opportunity. The proposed change also allows fitting all of the Desert hunts into the calendar.
• Under Archery, add the following two special permit hunts:

Entiat D Dec. 1-8 Antlerless GMU 247 60
Swakane E Dec. 1-8 Antlerless GMU 250 75

     This change is in response to the public input received by archery hunters dissatisfied with losing opportunity in the Entiat and Swakane units.

• Under Archery, change Swakane "E" to Swakane D and change the date to Nov. 21-30. This change is in response to the public input provided at the March commission meeting.
• Under Archery, end the following hunts on Dec. 8 instead of Dec. 15: Chiwawa D, Slide Ridge C, Big Bend B, and Ritzville C. After further discussions with regional staff, this time frame better matches management objectives without hunting deer too late in the year on winter range.
• Under Archery, change Desert D to "E" and change the dates from Nov. 25-Dec. 8 to Nov. 30-Dec. 13. After further discussions with regional staff, this time frame better matches management objectives and provides two weekends of opportunity. The proposed change also allows fitting all of the Desert hunts into the calendar.
• Under Archery, add a hunt, Miller, Jan. 1-20, 2010, Any deer, Deer Area 6020, 30 permits. This change corrects an omission in the filing of the CR-102.
• Under Disabled Hunter, change Entiat E to "F." This change corrects ordering after adding an additional hunt.
• Under Youth Modern, change Entiat F to "G." This change corrects ordering after adding an additional hunt.
• Under Youth Modern, change Swakane F to "G." This change corrects ordering after adding an additional hunt.
• Under Youth Modern Firearm, change Desert E to "F." This change corrects ordering after adding an additional hunt.
• Under Youth Muzzleloader, change Desert F to "G." This change corrects ordering after adding an additional hunt.
• Under Youth Archery, change Desert G to "H." This change corrects ordering after adding an additional hunt.
• Under Master Hunter, Special Deer Permits, add the following hunt:

Miller Jan. 1-20, 2010 Any deer, archery only That part of Deer Area 6020 east of Sequim Bay 30 permits

     This change corrects an omission in the filing of the CR-102.

• Under Modern Firearm Deer Permit Hunts:
     Change the ending date from Nov. 24 to Nov. 20 for the following hunts:

• East Okanogan A
• West Okanogan A
• Sinlahekin A
• Chewuch A
• Pearrygin A
• Gardner A
     This change still gives modern firearm hunters more days than last year, keeps the timing consistent with adjacent 200 series units, and accommodates the late archery season.

• Delete Wannacut A. This change accommodates reinstating the late archery general season in this GMU.
• Change the number of permits for Sinlahekin C from 30 to 5 and change the ending date from Nov. 24 to Nov. 20. This change still gives modern firearm hunters more days than last year, keeps the timing consistent with adjacent 200 series units, and accommodates the late archery season.
• Change the number of permits for Pogue A from 30 to 15 and change the ending date from Nov. 24 to Nov. 20. This change still gives modern firearm hunters more days than last year, keeps the timing consistent with adjacent 200 series units, and accommodates the late archery season.
• Delete Chiliwist A. This change accommodates late season permits for archery and muzzleloader in this GMU.
• Change the number of permits for Alta A from 39 to 20 and change the ending date from Nov. 24 to Nov. 20. This change still gives modern firearm hunters more days than last year, keeps the timing consistent with adjacent GMUs, and accommodates the late muzzleloader season.
• Under Modern Firearm Deer Permit Hunts:
     Change the ending date from Nov. 24 to Nov. 20 for the following hunts:

• Manson A
• Chiwawa A
• Slide Ridge A
• Entiat A
• Big Bend A
• Swakane A
• Mission A
     This change still gives modern firearm hunters more days than last year, keeps the timing consistent with adjacent GMUs, and accommodates the late muzzleloader season.

• Under Muzzleloader Only Deer Permit Hunts, delete Wannacut B. This change helps allocate opportunity among the users. The permit hunt for muzzleloaders was shifted to the Alta unit.
• Change "Chiliwirs B" to "Chiliwist A." This change corrects a clerical error and resets the alphabetical sequence of hunts in this GMU.
• Under Muzzleloader Only Deer Permit Hunts:
     Change the number of permits for Alta B from 5 to 20. This change helps allocate opportunity among the users. The permit hunt for muzzleloaders was shifted to the Alta unit.

• Change the date for Desert E to Nov. 30-Dec. 13. This change corrects a clerical error.
• Under Special Deer Permits -- Second Deer Tag:
     Change the boundary description for Colville River from Deer Area 1030 to Deer Area 1035. This change corrects a clerical error.

• Under Modern Firearm Deer Permits, change the end date for Kelly Hill A, Douglas A, Aladdin B, 49 Degrees North A, Huckleberry A, and Mount Spokane A from Nov. 20-25 to Nov. 20-24. This change avoids overlap with archery seasons.
• Under Modern Firearm Deer Permits, delete the Sherman hunt. This change is in response to the public input provided at the March commission meeting.
• Under Modern Firearm Deer Permits, change the date for Palouse to Nov. 7-19 and change the permits from 625 to 750. From a deer management perspective a shorter time period and more permits helps to maximize deer hunting opportunity.
• Under Modern Firearm Deer Permits, change the date for West Okanogan B to Oct. 17-25. This change corrects a date shift error that was filed in the CR-102.
• Under Modern Firearm Deer Permits, change the number of permits in Entiat A from 52 to 30. This change is in response to the public input provided at the March commission meeting.
• Under Modern Firearm Deer Permits, change the number of permits in Swakane A from 38 to 20. This change is in response to the public input provided at the March commission meeting.
• Under Modern Firearm Deer Permits, change the number of permits in Mission A from 22 to 10. This change is in response to the public input provided at the March commission meeting.
• Under Modern Firearm Deer Permits, change the dates for Naneum A, Teanaway A, and L. T. Murray A to Nov. 16-22. This was a floor change made at the March commission meeting to correct an error in the calendar date adjustments.
• Under Modern Firearm Deer Permits, change the dates for Quilomene A, Bethel, and Cowiche to Nov. 9-22. This was a floor change made at the March commission meeting to correct an error in the calendar date adjustments.
• Under Modern Firearm Deer Permits, change the end date for Wind River B and West Klickitat B to Nov. 20. This change corrects a date change error in the CR-102 and also accommodates new late archery permits incorporated in response to the public input provided at the March commission meeting.
• Under Muzzleloader Only Deer Permits, for Roosevelt A, Harrington A, and Steptoe A, add to the special restrictions mule deer. This clarifies the intent of the new proposed hunts, which is to specifically target mule deer bucks with the stated antler characteristics.
• Under Muzzleloader Only Deer Permits, change the date for Mission D to Nov. 21-30, and change the number of permits from 2 to 20. This change is in response to the public input provided at the March commission meeting.
• Under Muzzleloader Only Deer Permits, change the dates for Naneum B, Teanaway B, and L. T. Murray B to Nov. 9-15. This was a floor change made at the March commission meeting to correct an error in the calendar date adjustments.
• Under Muzzleloader Only Deer Permits, change Quilomene B to "Any buck." This was a floor change made at the March commission meeting to correct an error in the calendar date adjustments.
• Under Muzzleloader Only Deer Permits, change the dates for Bald Mountain to Nov. 9-22. This was a floor change made at the March commission meeting to correct an error in the calendar date adjustments.
• Under Archery Only Deer Permits, change the date on Entiat C to Nov. 21-30 and change the number of permits from 17 to 55. This change is in response to the public input provided at the March commission meeting.
• Under Archery Only Deer Permits, change the date on Entiat D to Nov. 21-30. This change is in response to the public input provided at the March commission meeting and also keeps the date consistent with Entiat C.
• Under Archery Only Deer Permits, add West Klickitat C, Nov. 21-30, 3 pt. min., GMU 578, 100 permits. This change is in response to the public input provided at the March commission meeting.
• Under Archery Only Deer Permits, change West Klickitat C to West Klickitat H. This is to correct a clerical error.
• Under Special Modern Firearm Deer Permits for Hunters 65 and Older, change the date for Horse Heaven Hills A to Oct. 17-30. This change corrects a date change error in the filing of the CR-102 and makes the special permit hunt coincide with the general season dates.
• Under Disabled Hunter Deer Permits, change the date for Horse Heaven Hills B to Oct. 17-30. This change corrects a date change error in the filing of the CR-102 and makes the special permit hunt coincide with the general season dates.
• Under Youth Special Deer Permits, Modern Firearm Only, change the date for Horse Heaven Hills C to Oct. 17-30. This change corrects a date change error in the filing of the CR-102 and makes the special permit hunt coincide with the general season dates.
• Under Youth Special Deer Permits, Modern Firearm Only, change the date for Kahlotus E to Oct. 17-30. This change corrects a date change error in the filing of the CR-102 and makes the special permit hunt coincide with the general season dates.
• Under Special Deer Permits, Second Deer Tag, change the late archery start date for Kelly Hill B, Douglas B, 49 Degrees North B, Huckleberry B, Mt. Spokane B, Mica Peak A, Spokane North, and Spokane South to November 26. This change avoids an overlap with the new modern firearm special permit hunts in these GMUs and makes them consistent with the general season dates.
• Under Special Deer Permits, Second Deer Tag, change the number of permits for Spokane North from 550 to 450. This was a floor change made at the March commission meeting in response to deer population numbers and winter conditions.
• Under Special Deer Permits, Second Deer Tag, change the number of permits for Mt. Spokane B from 200 to 150. This was a floor change made at the March commission meeting in response to deer population numbers and winter conditions.
• Under Special Deer Permits, Second Deer Tag, change the number of permits for Spokane South from 150 to 125. This was a floor change made at the March commission meeting in response to deer population numbers and winter conditions.
• Under Special Deer Permits, Second Deer Tag, change the end date for Spokane South for modern firearm to Oct. 25. This change corrects a clerical error filed in the CR-102.
• Under Special Deer Permits, Second Deer Tag, change the number of permits for Roosevelt B from 325 to 250. This was a floor change made at the March commission meeting in response to deer population numbers and winter conditions.
• Under Special Deer Permits, Second Deer Tag, add "Modern firearm only" to the dates for Steptoe B and Almota A. This was a floor change made at the March commission meeting that corrects a clerical error in the filing of the CR-102.

     WAC 232-28-354 2009 Elk special permits.

• Delete all of the Turnbull hunts. The federal refuge is still going through the federal register process and will not be completed in time to offer the hunts this year.
• Under Modern Firearm Bull permits, change Peaches Ridge A from 142 to 129 permits. Aerial survey counts in February indicate a lower harvest target for this hunt.
• Under Modern Firearm Bull permits, change Observatory A from 70 to 65 permits. Aerial survey counts in February indicate a lower harvest target for this hunt.
• Under Modern Firearm Bull permits, change Goose Prairie A from 95 to 77 permits. Aerial survey counts in February indicate a lower harvest target for this hunt.
• Under Modern Firearm Bull permits, change Bethel A from 54 to 38 permits. Aerial survey counts in February indicate a lower harvest target for this hunt.
• Under Modern Firearm Bull permits, change Rimrock A from 127 to 117 permits. Aerial survey counts in February indicate a lower harvest target for this hunt.
• Under Modern Firearm Bull permits, change Cowiche A from 22 to 17 permits. Aerial survey counts in February indicate a lower harvest target for this hunt.
• Under Modern Firearm Bull permits, change Toutle A from 60 to 131 permits. This change better addresses the need for population control of the Mount St. Helens elk herd to help meet management objectives.
• Under Modern Firearm Bull permits, change the Olympic B boundary description from GMU 618 to GMU 621, EXCEPT for Elk Area 6071. This change is to correct a clerical error. The wrong GMU was listed in the boundary description.
• Under Modern Firearm Antlerless Permits, change the dates for Mountain View C from Oct. 25-Nov. 2 to Oct. 31-Nov. 8. This change corrects a calendar date adjustment omission.
• Under Modern Firearm Antlerless Permits, change Nile A from 50 permits to 30 permits. Aerial survey counts in February indicate a lower harvest target for this hunt.
• Under Modern Firearm Antlerless Permits, change Bumping A from 100 permits to 75 permits. Aerial survey counts in February indicate a lower harvest target for this hunt.
• Under Modern Firearm Antlerless Permits, change Bethel C from 100 permits to 50 permits. Aerial survey counts in February indicate a lower harvest target for this hunt.
• Under Modern Firearm Antlerless Permits, change Rimrock C from 200 permits to 150 permits. Aerial survey counts in February indicate a lower harvest target for this hunt.
• Under Modern Firearm Antlerless Permits, change Cowiche C from 200 permits to 150 permits. Aerial survey counts in February indicate a lower harvest target for this hunt.
• Under Modern Firearm Antlerless Permits, change Klickitat Meadows B from 9 permits to 5 permits. Aerial survey counts in February indicate a lower harvest target for this hunt.
• Under Modern Firearm Antlerless, add the following hunt:

North Bend A Nov. 7-Nov. 17 Antlerless WF Elk Area 4601 5

     This change corrects an omission in the filing of the CR-102.

• Under Modern Firearm Antlerless Permits, change Winston A from 40 to 100 permits. This change better addresses the need for population control of the Mount St. Helens elk herd to help meet management objectives.
• Under Modern Firearm Antlerless Permits, change Margaret C from 25 to 70 permits. This change better addresses the need for population control of the Mount St. Helens elk herd to help meet management objectives.
• Under Modern Firearm Antlerless Permits, change Coweeman A from 65 to 120 permits. This change better addresses the need for population control of the Mount St. Helens elk herd to help meet management objectives.
• Under Modern Firearm Antlerless Permits, change Coweeman B from 35 to 50 permits. This change better addresses the need for population control of the Mount St. Helens elk herd to help meet management objectives.
• Under Modern Firearm Antlerless Permits, change Toutle C from 60 to 120 permits. This change better addresses the need for population control of the Mount St. Helens elk herd to help meet management objectives.
• Under Muzzleloader Bull Permits, change Peaches Ridge C from 23 to 22 permits. Aerial survey counts in February indicate a lower harvest target for this hunt.
• Under Muzzleloader Bull Permits, change Observatory C from 24 to 21 permits. Aerial survey counts in February indicate a lower harvest target for this hunt.
• Under Muzzleloader Bull Permits, change Goose Prairie C from 15 to 13 permits. Aerial survey counts in February indicate a lower harvest target for this hunt.
• Under Muzzleloader Bull Permits, change Bethel D from 15 to 12 permits. Aerial survey counts in February indicate a lower harvest target for this hunt.
• Under Muzzleloader Bull Permits, change Rimrock D from 18 to 16 permits. Aerial survey counts in February indicate a lower harvest target for this hunt.
• Under Muzzleloader Bull Permits, change Cowiche D from 10 to 8 permits. Aerial survey counts in February indicate a lower harvest target for this hunt.
• Under Muzzleloader Bull Permits, change Toutle D from 13 to 29 permits. This change better addresses the need for population control of the Mount St. Helens elk herd to help meet management objectives.
• Under Muzzleloader Antlerless Permits, change Nile B from 40 to 25 permits. Aerial survey counts in February indicate a lower harvest target for this hunt.
• Under Muzzleloader Antlerless Permits, change Bumping B from 90 to 60 permits. Aerial survey counts in February indicate a lower harvest target for this hunt.
• Under Muzzleloader Antlerless Permits, change Bethel E from 40 to 25 permits. Aerial survey counts in February indicate a lower harvest target for this hunt.
• Under Muzzleloader Antlerless Permits, change Cowiche E from 250 to 200 permits. Aerial survey counts in February indicate a lower harvest target for this hunt.
• Under Muzzleloader Antlerless, add the following hunts:

North Bend B Oct. 3-9 Antlerless WM Elk Area 4601 5
Skagit River A Dec. 1-Jan. 20 Any elk WM Elk Area 4941 15

     These changes correct omissions in the filing of the CR-102.

• Under Muzzleloader Antlerless Permits, change Winston B from 20 permits to 45. This change better addresses the need for population control of the Mount St. Helens elk herd to help meet management objectives.
• Under Muzzleloader Antlerless Permits, change Margaret E from 15 permits to 35. This change better addresses the need for population control of the Mount St. Helens elk herd to help meet management objectives.
• Under Muzzleloader Antlerless Permits, change Coweeman C from 20 permits to 45. This change better addresses the need for population control of the Mount St. Helens elk herd to help meet management objectives.
• Under Muzzleloader Antlerless Permits, change Toutle E from 20 permits to 50. This change better addresses the need for population control of the Mount St. Helens elk herd to help meet management objectives.
• Under Archery Bull Permit hunts, change Teanaway E from 18 to 19 permits. Correction to the permit allocation formula was made.
• Under Archery Bull Permit hunts, change Peaches Ridge D from 104 to 107 permits. Aerial survey counts in February indicate a lower harvest target for this hunt.
• Under Archery Bull Permit hunts, change Observatory D from 94 to 92 permits. Aerial survey counts in February indicate a lower harvest target for this hunt.
• Under Archery Bull Permit hunts, change Goose Prairie D from 127 to 123 permits. Aerial survey counts in February indicate a lower harvest target for this hunt.
• Under Archery Bull Permit hunts, change Bethel F from 32 to 28 permits. Aerial survey counts in February indicate a lower harvest target for this hunt.
• Under Archery Bull Permit hunts, change Rimrock E from 103 to 111 permits. Aerial survey counts in February indicate a lower harvest target for this hunt.
• Under Archery Bull Permit hunts, change Cowiche F from 13 to 14 permits. Aerial survey counts in February indicate a lower harvest target for this hunt.
• Under Archery Permit hunts, change Alkali C from Sept. 8-20 to Sept. 1-26. This is the time period that the region negotiated with the Yakima Training Center, barring any closures due to training.
• Under Archery Antlerless, add the following hunt:

North Bend C Sept. 8-20 Antlerless WA Elk Area 4601 7

     This change corrects an omission in the filing of the CR-102.

• Under Archery Antlerless Permit hunts, change Margaret G from 15 permits to 35. This change better addresses the need for population control of the Mount St. Helens elk herd to help meet management objectives.
• Under Archery Bull Permits, change Toutle F from 71 to 79 permits. This change better addresses the need for population control of the Mount St. Helens elk herd to help meet management objectives.
• Under Archery Antlerless Permit hunts, change Toutle G from 60 to 50 permits. This change better addresses the need for population control of the Mount St. Helens elk herd to help meet management objectives.
• Under Master Hunter Second Elk Tag, add the following hunts:

North Bend D Aug. 15-March 31 Antlerless Any elk tag Elk Area 4601 25HM
Skagit River B Dec. 1-Feb. 28 Any elk WA, WM Elk Area 4941 15HM

     These changes correct omissions in the filing of the CR-102.

• Under Master Hunter, Second Elk Tag Hunts, add the following language ", unless tag restriction is noted. In those cases where a tag restriction is noted, hunters must use a weapon consistent with their tag." The second elk license and tag type must be the same tag type as the first one.
So now the category descriptor should read:
Master Hunter, Second Elk Tag Hunts: Only 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, unless tag restriction is noted. In those cases where a tag restriction is noted hunters must use a weapon consistent with their tag. The second elk license and tag type must be the same tag type as the first one.
• Under Youth -- Special Permit Hunts, add the following: "Any weapon may be used unless tag restriction is noted. In those cases where a tag restriction is noted, hunters must use a weapon consistent with their tag."
So now the category descriptor should read:
Youth -- Special Elk Permit Hunts (Must be eligible for the youth hunting license and accompanied by an adult during the hunt.) Any weapon may be used unless tag restriction is noted. In those cases where a tag restriction is noted, hunters must use a weapon consistent with their tag.
• Under Persons of Disability Only -- Special Elk Permit Hunts, add the following: "Any weapon may be used unless tag restriction is noted. In those cases where a tag restriction is noted, hunters must use a weapon consistent with their tag."
So now the category descriptor should read:
Persons of Disability Only -- Special Elk Permit Hunts. Any weapon may be used unless tag restriction is noted. In those cases where a tag restriction is noted, hunters must use a weapon consistent with their tag.
• Under Hunters 65 or Older Only -- Special Elk Permit Hunts, add the following: "Any weapon may be used unless tag restriction is noted. In those cases where a tag restriction is noted, hunters must use a weapon consistent with their tag."
So now the category descriptor should read:
Hunters 65 or Older Only -- Special Permit Hunts. Any weapon may be used unless tag restriction is noted. In those cases where a tag restriction is noted, hunters must use a weapon consistent with their tag.
• Under Modern Firearm Bull Permit Hunts, add the following hunt:

Lick Creek A Oct. 26-Nov. 8 Any bull EF GMU 175 1

     This change is in response to elk surveys conducted in March.

• Under Modern Firearm Elk Permits, Any elk, change the number of permits for Dayton E from 30 to 75. This change is in response to elk surveys conducted in March.
• Under Modern Firearm Elk Permits, Antlerless, change Lick Creek "A" to B. This change accommodates new hunts added in response to elk surveys conducted in March.
• Under Muzzleloader Bull Permit Hunts, add the following hunt:

Lick Creek C Oct. 1-14 Any bull EM GMU 175 1

     This change is in response to elk surveys conducted in March.

• Under Muzzleloader Permit Hunts, change the number for [of] permits for Turnbull E and F from 11 to 9. This was a floor change made at the March commission meeting that corrects a clerical error that was filed with the CR-102.
• Under Muzzleloader Permit Hunts, add the following hunt:

Dayton G Oct. 3-11 Antlerless EM Elk Area 1016 25

     This change is in response to elk surveys conducted in March.

• Under Muzzleloader Elk Permits, change Lick Creek "B" to D. This change accommodates new hunts added in response to elk surveys conducted in March.
• Under Archery Permit Hunts, change Dayton "G" to H. This change accommodates a new hunt added in response to elk surveys conducted in March.
• Under Archery Permit Hunts, add the following hunt:

Lick Creek E Sept. 8-20 Any bull EA GMU 175 1

     This change is in response to elk surveys conducted in March.

• Under Archery Permit Hunts, change Dayton "H" to I. This change accommodates a new hunt added in response to elk surveys conducted in March.

     A final cost-benefit analysis is available by contacting Lori Preuss, 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091, phone (360) 902-2930, fax (360) 902-2155, e-mail lori.preuss@dfw.wa.gov.

     Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

     Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

     Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 3, Amended 24, Repealed 1.

     Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

     Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0;      Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

     Date Adopted: April 4, 2009.

Miranda Wrecker, Chair

Fish and Wildlife Commission

OTS-2123.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 04-98, filed 5/12/04, effective 6/12/04)

WAC 232-12-047   Unlawful ((firearms)) methods for hunting.   (1) It is unlawful to hunt any big game with:

     (a) A fully automatic firearm.

     (b) A centerfire cartridge less than 22 caliber for cougar.

     (c) A centerfire cartridge less than 24 caliber for any other big game.

     (d) A shotgun, provided that a 20 gauge, or larger shotgun, using shells loaded with slugs or buckshot size #1 or larger, may be used to hunt deer, bear, and cougar.

     (e) A shotgun for any other big game, except that a 12 gauge or 10 gauge shotgun using slugs may be used.

     (f) A handgun during a modern firearm season that does not meet the following criteria: Have a minimum barrel length of four inches, per manufacturer's specification, and fire a centerfire cartridge.

     (g) Any rimfire cartridge.

     (2) It is unlawful to hunt game birds with a shotgun capable of holding more than three shells.

     (3) It is unlawful to hunt game birds or game animals, except bullfrogs, in a manner other than with a firearm, a bow and arrow, or by falconry, except ((persons)) in those designated areas where crossbows are allowed.

     (4) Hunters with disabilities may use a crossbow with a special use permit as conditioned in WAC 232-12-054.

     (((4))) (5) It is unlawful to hunt game animals or game birds with a shotgun larger than 10 gauge.

     (((5))) (6) It is unlawful to hunt game birds with a rifle or ((pistol)) handgun, with the exception of blue grouse, spruce grouse and ruffed grouse.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047 and 77.12.020. 04-11-036 (Order 04-98), § 232-12-047, filed 5/12/04, effective 6/12/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040, 77.12.010, 77.12.020, 77.12.770, 77.12.780. 00-11-137 (Order 00-50), § 232-12-047, filed 5/23/00, effective 6/23/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040. 98-10-006 (Order 98-53), § 232-12-047, filed 4/22/98, effective 5/23/98; 90-14-108 (Order 449), § 232-12-047, filed 7/5/90, effective 8/5/90; 83-01-006 (Order 198), § 232-12-047, filed 12/2/82; 82-04-034 (Order 177), § 232-12-047, filed 1/28/82; 81-22-002 (Order 174), § 232-12-047, filed 10/22/81; 81-12-029 (Order 165), § 232-12-047, filed 6/1/81. Formerly WAC 232-12-130.]

OTS-2145.2


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 06-92, filed 5/8/06, effective 6/8/06)

WAC 232-12-051   Muzzleloading firearms.   (1) Definitions.

     (a) Muzzleloader: A firearm which is loaded from the muzzle and uses black powder or a black powder substitute as recommended by the manufacturer for use in all muzzleloading firearms.

     (b) A muzzleloading firearm shall be considered loaded if a powder charge and a projectile, either shot or single projectile are in the barrel and the barrel or breech is capped or primed.

     (2) It is unlawful to ((carry or possess any firearm during)) hunt wildlife using a muzzleloading ((seasons)) firearm which does not meet the following ((specification for a muzzleloader. A muzzleloading firearm is loaded from the muzzle and uses black powder or a black powder substitute as recommended by the manufacturer for use in muzzleloading firearms)) specifications.

     (a) A muzzleloading ((firearm has)) shotgun or rifle must have a single or double barrel ((of at least 20 inches)), rifled or smooth-bored.

     (b) A muzzleloading shotgun or rifle used for deer must be .40 caliber or larger. Buckshot size #1 or larger may be used in a smoothbore of .60 caliber or larger for deer.

     (c) A muzzleloading shotgun, rifle, or handgun used for all other big game must be .45 caliber or larger.

     (d) Persons lawfully hunting small game with a double barrel, muzzleloading shotgun may keep both barrels loaded.

     (e) A muzzleloading handgun must have a single or double barrel of at least eight inches, must be rifled and be capable of being loaded with forty-five grains or more of black powder or black powder substitute per the manufacturer's recommendations.

     (f) A muzzleloading handgun used for big game must be .45 caliber or larger.

     (g) A handgun designed to be used with black powder, including black powder percussion revolvers, can be used to hunt forest grouse, cottontail rabbits, and snowshoe hares.

     (3) In addition to the above requirements, it is unlawful to participate (hunt) in a muzzleloading hunting season using a firearm which does not meet the following specifications for a muzzleloader. A modern handgun may be carried for personal protection if that person possesses a concealed pistol license as defined in RCW 9.41.070. Modern handguns cannot be used to hunt big game or dispatch wounded big game during a big game hunting season for muzzleloading firearms.

     (a) Ignition is to be wheel lock, matchlock, flintlock, or percussion using original style percussion caps that fit on the nipple and are exposed to the ((elements)) weather. ((Shot shell and 209)) "Exposed to the weather" means the percussion cap or the frizzen must be visible and not capable of being enclosed by an integral part of the weapon proper. Primers designed to be used in modern cartridges are not legal.

     (((2))) (b) Sights must be open, peep or of other open sight design. Fiber optic sights are legal. Telescopic sights or sights containing glass are prohibited.

     (c) It is unlawful to have any electrical device or equipment attached to a muzzleloading firearm while hunting.

     ((Except)) (d) Those persons lawfully hunting big game with a double barrel muzzleloader may only keep one barrel loaded.

     (4) Hunters with disabilities who meet the definition of being visually impaired in WAC 232-12-828 may receive a special use permit that would allow the use of scopes or other visual aids. A disabled hunter permit holder in possession of a special use permit that allows the use of a scope or visual aid may hunt game birds or game animals during muzzleloader seasons.

     (((3) A muzzleloading firearm used for deer must fire a single, nonjacketed lead projectile of nominal 40 caliber or larger, except that buckshot size #1 or larger may be used in a smoothbore of 60 caliber or larger.

     (4) A muzzleloading firearm used for all other big game must fire a single, nonjacketed lead projectile of nominal 50 caliber or larger, or fire a single, nonjacketed lead projectile of at least 170 grains.

     (5) This section shall not apply to the carrying of a handgun designed to be charged with black powder only.

     (6) This section shall not apply to persons lawfully hunting game birds with a shotgun.

     (7) Only one barrel of a double barrel muzzleloader may be loaded with powder or bullet or capped at any one time while hunting in a muzzleloading season except in specified firearm restricted areas.)) (5) Muzzleloading firearms used during a modern firearm season are not required to meet ignition, sight, or double barrel restrictions.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 06-11-032 (Order 06-92), § 232-12-051, filed 5/8/06, effective 6/8/06; 03-13-047 (Order 03-129), § 232-12-051, filed 6/12/03, effective 7/13/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040, 77.12.010, 77.12.020, 77.12.770, 77.12.780. 00-11-137 (Order 00-50), § 232-12-051, filed 5/23/00, effective 6/23/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.055 and 77.12.040. 90-14-109 (Order 450), § 232-12-051, filed 7/5/90, effective 8/5/90; 89-11-062 (Order 393), § 232-12-051, filed 5/18/89. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040. 84-18-013 (Order 234), § 232-12-051, filed 8/28/84; 81-12-029 (Order 165), § 232-12-051, filed 6/1/81. Formerly WAC 232-12-135.]

OTS-2111.3


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 06-92, filed 5/8/06, effective 6/8/06)

WAC 232-12-054   Archery requirements -- Archery special use permits.   (1) Rules pertaining to all archery:

     (a) It is unlawful for any person to carry or have in his possession any firearm while in the field archery hunting, during an archery season specified for that area, except for modern handguns carried for personal protection if that person possesses a concealed pistol license as defined by RCW 9.41.070. Modern handguns cannot be used to hunt big game or dispatch wounded big game during an archery, big game hunting season.

     (b) It is unlawful to have any electrical equipment or electric device(s) attached to the bow or arrow while hunting.

     (c) It is unlawful to shoot a bow and arrow from a vehicle or from, across or along the maintained portion of a public highway, except persons with a disabled hunter permit may shoot from a vehicle if the hunter is in compliance with WAC 232-12-828.

     (d) It is unlawful to use any device secured to or supported by the bow for the purpose of maintaining the bow at full draw or in a firing position, except persons with an archery special use permit may hunt game birds or game animals using a device that stabilizes and holds a long bow, recurve bow, or compound bow at a full draw, and may use a mechanical or electrical release.

     (e) It is unlawful to hunt wildlife with a crossbow, except in designated areas. However, disabled hunter permittees in possession of a crossbow special use permit may hunt with a crossbow in any season that allows archery equipment.

     (f) It is unlawful to hunt big game animals with any arrow or bolt that does not have a sharp broadhead, and the broadhead blade or blades are less than seven-eighths inch wide.

     (g) It is unlawful to hunt big game animals with a broadhead blade unless the broadhead is unbarbed and completely closed at the back end of the blade or blades by a smooth, unbroken surface starting at maximum blade width forming a smooth line toward the feather end of the shaft and such line does not angle toward the point.

     (h) It is unlawful to hunt wildlife with any bow or crossbow equipped with a scope. Except hunters with disabilities who meet the definition of being visually impaired in WAC 232-12-828 may receive a special use permit that would allow the use of scopes or other visual aids. A disabled hunter permit holder in possession of a special use permit that allows the use of a scope or visual aid may hunt game birds or game animals during archery seasons.

     (2) Rules pertaining to long bow, recurve bow and compound bow archery:

     (a) It is unlawful for any person to hunt big game animals with a bow that possesses less than 40 pounds of pull measured at twenty-eight inches or less draw length.

     (b) It is unlawful to hunt big game animals with any arrow measuring less than 20 inches in length or weighing less than 6 grains per pound of draw weight with a minimum arrow weight of 300 grains.

     (3) Rules pertaining to crossbows:

     (a) It is unlawful ((for a disabled hunter permit holder in possession of a crossbow special use permit)) to hunt big game animals with a crossbow with a draw weight less than 125 pounds, a limb width less than 24 inches, a draw length less than 14 inches, and a working trigger safety.

     (b) It is unlawful ((for a disabled hunter permit holder in possession of a crossbow special use permit)) to hunt big game animals with any arrow or bolt measuring less than 16 inches in length and weighing less than 350 grains.

     (c) It is unlawful ((for a disabled hunter permit holder in possession of a crossbow special use permit)) to hunt game animals or game birds with a crossbow that weighs more than 15 pounds.

     (4) Archery special use permits:

     (a) An archery special use permit is available to a person who possesses a valid disabled hunter permit. An archery special use permit application must be signed by a physician stating that the person's disability is permanent and the person has a loss of use of one or both upper extremities, has a significant limitation in the use of an upper extremity, or has a permanent physical limitation, which loss or limitation substantially impairs the ability to safely hold, grasp or shoot a long bow, recurve bow or compound bow. The loss or limitation may be the result of, but not limited to, amputation, paralysis, diagnosed disease, or birth defect. The approved archery special use permit must be in the physical possession of the person while using adaptive archery equipment as described in subsection (1)(d) of this section to hunt game birds or game animals.

     (b) A crossbow special use permit is available to a person who meets the requirements for an archery special use permit and is unable to use adaptive archery equipment. Adaptive equipment includes, but is not limited to: Cocking devices that hold the bow at full draw; trigger mechanisms that may be released by mouth, or chin, or hand supporting the bow; and devices that assist in supporting the bow. Information describing types of adaptive equipment will be provided to physicians for their assessment of the applicant's ability to utilize adaptive archery equipment. Muscle weakness, impaired range of motion, or unilateral hand weakness disability, of both hands or both arms or both sides of the upper extremity, may result in an inability to use adaptive archery equipment. Standard tests approved by the American Medical Association may be conducted to assess a person's abilities.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 06-11-032 (Order 06-92), § 232-12-054, filed 5/8/06, effective 6/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047 and 77.12.020. 04-11-036 (Order 04-98), § 232-12-054, filed 5/12/04, effective 6/12/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 03-13-047 (Order 03-129), § 232-12-054, filed 6/12/03, effective 7/13/03; 01-17-068 (Order 01-167), § 232-12-054, filed 8/15/01, effective 9/15/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040, 77.12.010, 77.12.020, 77.12.770, 77.12.780. 00-11-137 (Order 00-50), § 232-12-054, filed 5/23/00, effective 6/23/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040. 90-03-092 (Order 427), § 232-12-054, filed 1/24/90, effective 2/24/90; 88-13-012 (Order 310), § 232-12-054, filed 6/6/88; 81-12-029 (Order 165), § 232-12-054, filed 6/1/81. Formerly WAC 232-12-140.]

OTS-2124.2


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 06-67, filed 4/11/06, effective 5/12/06)

WAC 232-12-055   Hunting -- Hunter orange clothing requirements.   (1) Except as authorized in subsection (((4))) (5) of this section, it is unlawful to hunt upland birds or rabbits during any upland game bird season unless the hunter is wearing fluorescent hunter orange clothing.

     (2) It is unlawful to hunt deer or elk during ((the)) all modern firearm general seasons in any manner unless the hunter is wearing fluorescent hunter orange clothing.

     (3) All modern firearm permit holders must wear fluorescent hunter orange clothing.

     (4) It is unlawful to hunt bear, cougar, bobcat, raccoon, fox, coyote, rabbit, forest grouse or hare during those times and in those places open to the taking of deer or elk during a modern firearm season, unless the hunter is wearing fluorescent hunter orange clothing.

     (((4))) (5) Persons who are hunting upland game birds during an upland game bird season with a muzzleloading firearm, bow and arrow or falconry are not required to wear fluorescent hunter orange clothing.

     (((5))) (6) Wearing fluorescent hunter orange clothing means: A minimum of 400 square inches of fluorescent hunter orange exterior clothing, worn above the waist and visible from all sides.

     (((6))) (7) Violation of this section is an infraction, punishable under RCW 77.15.160.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 06-09-021 (Order 06-67), § 232-12-055, filed 4/11/06, effective 5/12/06; 03-16-087 (Order 03-175), § 232-12-055, filed 8/5/03, effective 9/5/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.010 and 77.12.040. 91-08-075 (Order 489), § 232-12-055, filed 4/3/91, effective 9/1/91; 90-22-059 (Order 467), § 232-12-055, filed 11/5/90, effective 9/1/91.]

OTS-2112.2


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-12-062   Party hunting.   Party hunting is defined as shooting at or killing big game or turkeys for another, killing big game or turkeys with the intention of having another person tag the animal; or tagging a big game animal or turkey that another person has killed.

     Party hunting is illegal for big game and turkey, except for hunters with disabilities who have a designated hunting companion as defined in WAC 232-12-828.

[]

OTS-2113.2


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 07-292, filed 12/13/07, effective 1/13/08)

WAC 232-12-068   Nontoxic shot requirements.   (1) It is unlawful to possess shot (either in shotshells or as loose shot for muzzleloading) other than nontoxic shot when hunting for waterfowl, coot, or snipe. Nontoxic shot includes the following approved types:


Approved Nontoxic Shot Type* Percent Composition by Weight
bismuth-tin 97 bismuth, 3 tin
iron (steel) iron and carbon
iron-tungsten any proportion of tungsten, >=1 iron
iron-tungsten-nickel >=1 iron, any proportion of tungsten, up to 40 nickel
tungsten-bronze 51.1 tungsten, 44.4 copper, 3.9 tin, 0.6 iron; and 60 tungsten, 35.1 copper, 3.9 tin, 1 iron
tungsten-iron-copper-nickel 40-76 tungsten, 37 iron, 9-16 copper, 5-7 nickel
tungsten-matrix 95.9 tungsten, 4.1 polymer
tungsten-polymer 95.5 tungsten, 4.5 nylon 6 or 11
tungsten-tin-iron any proportions of tungsten and tin, >=1 iron
tungsten-tin-bismuth any proportions of tungsten, tin, and bismuth
tungsten-tin-iron-nickel 65 tungsten, 21.8 tin, 10.4 iron, 2.8 nickel
*Coatings of copper, nickel, tin, zinc, zinc chloride, and zinc chrome on approved nontoxic shot types also are approved.

     The director may adopt additional nontoxic shot types consistent with federal regulations.

     (2) It is unlawful to possess shot (either in shotshells or as loose shot for muzzleloading) other than nontoxic shot in the following areas:

     ((Bridgeport Bar segment of the)) Well's Wildlife Area (Bridgeport Bar Unit)

     Cowlitz Wildlife Area (all units)

     ((Lake Terrell)) Whatcom Wildlife Area (((including Tennant Lake and other segments)) all units)

     Shillapoo Wildlife Area (all units)

     Skagit Wildlife Area (all ((segments)) units)

     Snoqualmie Wildlife Area (all ((segments)) units)

     Sunnyside-Snake River Wildlife Area (Headquarters, Byron and Windmill Ranch units)

     ((The Driscoll Island, Hegdahl, and Kline Parcel segments of the)) Sinlahekin Wildlife Area (Driscoll Island, Hegdahl, and Kline Parcel units)

     ((Vancouver Lake Wildlife Area)) John's River Wildlife Area (Chinook Unit)

     (3) It is unlawful to possess shot (either in shotshells or as loose shot for muzzleloading), other than nontoxic shot, when hunting for upland game birds (pheasants, quail, chukar, or gray partridge), mourning doves, band-tailed pigeons, or game animals in the following areas:

     Chehalis River pheasant release site

     Dungeness Recreation Area

     Hunter Farms pheasant release site

     Raymond Airport pheasant release site

     Two Rivers and Wallula Units of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's McNary National Wildlife Refuge

     All Whidbey Island pheasant release sites

     ((Chinook pheasant release site))

     (4) Beginning in 2011, it is unlawful to possess shot (either in shotshells or as loose shot for muzzleloading), other than nontoxic shot, when hunting for upland game birds (pheasant, quail, chukar, and gray partridge), mourning doves, band-tailed pigeons, on areas where pheasants are released, to include:


Asotin Wildlife Area

(Hartsock Unit)

Chelan Wildlife Area

(Chelan Butte and Swakane units)

Columbia Basin Wildlife Area (Banks Lake, Gloyd Seeps, Lower Crab Creek, Quincy Lakes, Warden units)
Sinlahekin Wildlife Area

(Chiliwist Unit)

Colockum Wildlife Area

(Headquarters Unit)

Wenas Wildlife Area

(Wenas Unit)

Klickitat Wildlife Area

(Hill Road Unit)

Scatter Creek Wildlife Area Sherman Creek Wildlife Area
Skookumchuck Wildlife Area Steamboat Rock, Fishtrap, John Henley, Willow Bar, Rice Bar, Hartsock, Mill Creek, Wallula, Peninsula, Hollebeke/Lost Island, Buckshot, Big Flat, and Ringold Pheasant Release sites Fort Lewis

Belfair

Woodland Creek and Lincoln Creek

Pheasant Release sites

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047, 77.12.020. 08-01-052 (Order 07-292), § 232-12-068, filed 12/13/07, effective 1/13/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 06-16-133 (Order 06-181), § 232-12-068, filed 8/2/06, effective 9/2/06; 05-17-098 (Order 05-174), § 232-12-068, filed 8/15/05, effective 9/15/05; 03-16-030 (Order 03-165), § 232-12-068, filed 7/29/03, effective 8/29/03; 03-13-047 (Order 03-129), § 232-12-068, filed 6/12/03, effective 7/13/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040. 01-17-092 (Order 01-157), § 232-12-068, filed 8/20/01, effective 9/20/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040, 77.12.020, 77.32.070, 77.32.530. 01-10-048 (Order 01-69), § 232-12-068, filed 4/26/01, effective 5/27/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040, 77.12.010, 77.12.020, 77.12.770, 77.12.780. 00-11-137 (Order 00-50), § 232-12-068, filed 5/23/00, effective 6/23/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040. 99-17-034 (Order 99-118), § 232-12-068, filed 8/11/99, effective 9/11/99; 98-17-044 (Order 98-152), § 232-12-068, filed 8/13/98, effective 9/13/98; 97-18-026 (Order 97-164), § 232-12-068, filed 8/25/97, effective 9/25/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040 and 77.12.010. 96-18-009 (Order 96-127), § 232-12-068, filed 8/22/96, effective 9/22/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040. 95-18-072 (Order 95-126) § 232-12-068, filed 9/1/95, effective 10/2/95.]

OTS-2125.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 07-04-087, filed 2/6/07, effective 3/9/07)

WAC 232-12-828   Hunting of game birds and animals by persons with a disability.   (1) Definitions:

     (a) "Hunter with a disability" means a person with a permanent disability who possesses a disabled hunter permit issued by the department. A hunter with a disability must have all required licenses, tags, permits, and stamps before hunting.

     (b) "Disabled hunter permit" means a permit, card, or endorsement to a license issued by the department to any person with a permanent disability who applies to the department and presents such evidence as the director may require showing that the applicant is a person with a qualifying disability. Upon approval of the application, the department will issue a vehicle identification placard. A designated hunter companion card will be issued with a hunting license.

     (c) "Designated hunter companion" means a person who assists a hunter with a disability in the stalking, shooting, tracking, retrieving, or tagging of game birds and game animals.

     (d) "Designated hunter companion card" means an identification card issued by the department to the hunter with a disability.

     (e) "Blind or visually impaired" means a central visual acuity that does not exceed 20/200 in the better eye with corrective lenses, or the widest diameter of the visual field does not exceed twenty degrees.

     (f) "Accompany" means the hunter with a disability and the designated hunter companion are in the physical presence of each other, not to exceed a 1/4-mile separation. While stalking or shooting an animal, the hunter with a disability and the designated hunter companion must have a form of reliable and direct communication.

     (g) "Special use permit" means a permit issued by the department to a person with a specific permanent disability as a reasonable accommodation. The special use permit allows for a specific act or acts to include, but not be limited to, use of adaptive mechanical, electrical, or specialty equipment or devices that aid the person in hunting.

     (h) "Person with a disability" means:

     (i) A person who has a permanent disability and is not ambulatory over natural terrain without a lower extremity prosthesis or must permanently use a medically prescribed assistive device for mobility, including, but not limited to, a wheelchair, crutch, cane, walker, or oxygen bottle; or

     (ii) A person who has a permanent disability and is physically incapable of holding and safely operating a firearm or other legal hunting device.

     This definition includes, but is not limited to, persons with a permanent upper or lower extremity impairment who have lost the use of one or both upper or lower extremities, or who have a severe limitation in the use of one or both upper or lower extremities, or who have a diagnosed permanent disease or disorder which substantially impairs or severely interferes with mobility or the use of one or both upper or lower extremities for holding and safely operating a firearm or other legal hunting device; or

     (iii) A person who is blind or visually impaired.

     (i) "Public highway" means the entire width between the boundary lines of every way publicly maintained when any part thereof is open to the use of the public for purposes of vehicular travel as defined in RCW 46.04.197.

     (2) The designated hunter companion must accompany the hunter with a disability when stalking or shooting game on behalf of the hunter with a disability. The hunter with a disability or the designated hunter companion must immediately cut, notch, or date any required tag. The tag must be affixed to the carcass of the game bird or animal as soon as is reasonably possible after killing the game.

     (3) The designated hunter companion does not need to accompany the hunter with a disability while tracking an animal wounded by either hunter, or while tagging or retrieving a downed animal on behalf of the hunter with a disability.

     (4) It is unlawful for a designated hunter companion to assist a hunter with a disability unless the designated hunter companion has the designated hunter companion identification card on his or her person.

     (5) It is unlawful for a hunter with a disability to shoot from a motor vehicle, unless the vehicle is stopped, the motor is turned off and the vehicle is removed from the maintained portion of a public highway. If the roadway is not paved, and it is impossible for the hunter with a disability to completely remove the vehicle from the roadway, then the hunter may shoot from the vehicle if the vehicle is as far off the roadway as possible. A disabled hunter vehicle identification placard must be displayed.

     (6) It is unlawful for any person to possess a loaded firearm in or on a motor vehicle, except if the person is a hunter with a disability and the vehicle is in compliance with subsection (5) of this section.

     (7) Game birds or game animals killed, tagged or retrieved by a designated hunter companion on behalf of a hunter with a disability do not count against the designated hunter companion's bag or possession limit.

     (8) A designated hunter companion shooting game for or who may be shooting game for a hunter with a disability must have a valid hunting license issued by Washington or another state.

     (9) Special use permits.

     (a) The director may develop conditions and criteria for administering and issuing special use permits.

     (b) The hunters and fishers with disabilities advisory committee established in RCW 77.04.150 may assist the department in evaluating requests and criteria for issuing special use permits.

     (c) Special use permits must be carried on the person acting under or using devices authorized by the permit.

     (d) The terms for use granted by a special use permit, when provided as a reasonable accommodation, shall supersede other hunting or fishing rules and restrictions.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 07-04-087, § 232-12-828, filed 2/6/07, effective 3/9/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047 and 77.12.020. 04-11-036 (Order 04-98), § 232-12-828, filed 5/12/04, effective 6/12/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 03-10-040 (Order 03-85), § 232-12-828, filed 4/30/03, effective 5/31/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.32.237. 96-03-084 (Order 96-07), § 232-12-828, filed 1/18/96, effective 2/18/96.]

OTS-2126.1


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-12-840   Hunting and fishing opportunities for terminally ill persons.   Pursuant to RCW 77.32.565 the director is authorized to provide special hunting opportunities for terminally ill persons. The director may establish criteria for application and award of these special opportunities.

     (1) The director is authorized to receive special permits from donors and redistribute them to terminally ill persons.

     (2) The director may issue special permits allowing the harvest or catch of fish and game as exceptions or additions to other rules established by the commission.

     (3) The director may make agreements with landowners to provide access for special hunting and fishing opportunities.

     (4) The director may also make agreements with others to assist the terminally ill in facilitating the harvest or catch of fish and game.

     The director shall report annually to the fish and wildlife commission the number and types of opportunities provided to terminally ill persons.

[]

OTS-2114.2


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 06-92, filed 5/8/06, effective 6/8/06)

WAC 232-28-248   Special closures and firearm restriction areas.  


RESTRICTED AND PROHIBITED HUNTING AREAS.


These areas are closed by Fish and Wildlife Commission action. Other areas may be closed to hunting by local, state or federal regulations.


IT IS ILLEGAL TO HUNT EXCEPT WHERE PROVIDED IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS:


1. Parker Lake (GMU 117, Pend Oreille County): All lands south of Ruby Creek Road (USFS Road 2489), north of Tacoma Creek Road (USFS Road 2389) and west of Bonneville Power Administration power lines are designated as "CLOSED AREA" to the hunting of wild animals and wild birds year round. The Parker Lake closure was established to provide a protected area for the Air Force Military Survival Training Program.
2. Columbia River and all the islands in the river, and the Benton County shoreline below the high water mark, and any peninsula originating on the Benton County shoreline, between Vernita Bridge (Highway 24) downstream to the old Hanford townsite powerline crossing (wooden towers) in Section 24, T 13 N, R 27 E, is designated as a "CLOSED AREA" to the hunting of wild animals and wild birds.
3. Green River (GMU 485): Except for special permit hunters, who may also take a black bear and/or cougar with the appropriate license/tag options, all lands within GMU 485 are designated as a "CLOSED AREA" to the hunting of big game by Department of Fish and Wildlife regulated hunters throughout the year. During the general westside elk season and general and late deer seasons, all lands within GMU 485 are also designated as a "CLOSED AREA" to the hunting of all wild animals (including wild birds). The City of Tacoma enforces trespass within GMU 485 on lands owned or controlled by the City during all times of the year.
4. McNeil Island: McNeil Island (part of GMU 652) is closed to the hunting of all wild animals (including wild birds) year around.
5. Loo-wit (GMU 522): Closed to hunting and trapping within GMU 522 (Loo-wit), except for the hunting of elk by special permit holders during established seasons and designated areas.
6. The Voice of America Dungeness Recreation Area County Park in Clallam County is closed to all hunting except Wednesdays, weekends, and holidays, from the first weekend in October to the end of January.

BIG GAME CLOSURES


1. Clark, Cowlitz, Pacific, and Wahkiakum counties are closed to Columbian Whitetail Deer hunting.
2. Cathlamet: Beginning in the town of Skamokawa; then east along SR 4 to the Risk Road; then south and east along the Risk Road to Foster Road; then south along the Foster Road to the Elochoman River; then upstream along the Elochoman River to the Elochoman Valley Road (old SR 407); then west along the Elochoman Valley Road to SR 4; then east along SR 4 to SR 409; then south along SR 409 to the Cathlamet Channel of the Columbia River; then east along the north shore of the Cathlamet Channel to Cape Horn; then south in the Columbia River to the state line; then west along the state line to a point directly south of the mouth of Skamokawa Creek; then north on Skamokawa Creek to SR 4 and the point of beginning. This area is closed to all deer and elk hunting, to protect the Columbian Whitetail Deer.
3. Willapa National Wildlife Refuge: Except for Long Island, Willapa National Wildlife Refuge is closed to all big game hunting.
4. Walla Walla Mill Creek Watershed (GMU 157): All lands in the Mill Creek Watershed are designated as a "CLOSED AREA" to the hunting of all wild animals (including wild birds) except for the hunting of elk by the holders of GMU-157 special elk permits during the established open season. This area is closed to motorized vehicles. Entry is allowed only by Forest Service permit for the duration of the hunt. Any entry into the Mill Creek Watershed at other times is prohibited.
5. Westport: Closed to hunting of all big game animals on that part of Westport Peninsula lying north of State Highway 105 from the west end of the Elk River Bridge and the Schafer Island Road to the ocean beach.

FIREARM RESTRICTION AREAS


The firearm restriction areas listed below have been established by the Fish and Wildlife Commission. Exceptions to firearm restrictions may be made through rule by the Fish and Wildlife Commission. Centerfire and rimfire rifles are not legal for hunting in any of these areas.


In firearm restriction areas, hunters may hunt only during the season allowed by their tag. Archery tag holders may hunt during archery seasons with archery equipment. Muzzleloaders may hunt during muzzleloader seasons with muzzleloader equipment. Modern firearm tag holders may hunt during modern firearm seasons with bows and arrows, crossbows, muzzleloaders or revolver-type handguns meeting the equipment restrictions or legal shotguns firing slugs or buckshot.


Additional or more specific firearm restrictions may be listed under the area description.


COUNTY AREA
Chelan That portion of GMU 251 (Mission) beginning at the intersection of the Duncan Road and Highway 2; south on Duncan Road to Mountain Home Road; south along Mountain Home Road to the Icicle Irrigation Ditch; south and west along the Icicle Irrigation Ditch to the Snow Lake Trail; west and north along the Snow Lake Trail and across the Icicle River to Icicle River Road; east and north along Icicle River Road to the Wenatchee River; northwest along the Wenatchee River to Highway 2; north and east on Highway 2 to Duncan Road and the point of beginning.
Clallam That portion of GMU 624 (Coyle) located within Clallam County.
Clark GMU 564 (Battleground)
That portion of GMU 554 in Clark County.
Cowlitz GMU 554 (Yale)

GMU 504 (Stella)

That portion of GMU 564 (Battleground) in Cowlitz County.

Grays Harbor That portion of GMU 658 (North River) beginning at Bay City; then west along Highway 105 to Twin Harbors State Park; then south along Highway 105 to Grayland Grocery; then east on Cranberry Road to Turkey Road; then east and north on Turkey Road to Bayview Logging Road; then north and east along Bayview Logging Road to Mallard Slough; then east and south along the Bayview Road to Andrews Creek; then north along main channel of Andrews Creek to Grays Harbor; then north and west along the main navigation channel to Bay City and point of beginning.
Grays Harbor The following Chehalis Valley restriction applies only during elk seasons:
That portion of GMU 660 (Minot Peak) described as follows: Beginning at Highway 12 and Highway 107 junction near Montesano; east and south on Highway 12 to Oakville; south on the Oakville-Brooklyn Road to a point one
mile west of South Bank Road; northwest along a line one mile southwest of the South Bank Road to Delzene Road; north along Delzene Road to South Bank Road; northwest along South Bank Road to Wakefield Road; north on Wakefield Road to the Chehalis River; west along the Chehalis River to Highway 107 bridge; north on Highway 107 to Highway 12 to the point of beginning.
Island That portion of GMU 410 (Island) located on Camano and Whidbey islands.
Jefferson Indian and Marrowstone islands.
King The area west of Highway 203 (Monroe-Fall City, then Fall City-Preston Road) to Interstate 90 (I-90), I-90 to Highway 18, Highway 18 to Interstate 5 (I-5), I-5 to the Pierce-King County line; Vashon and Maury islands.
This area is restricted to archery only:
The following portion of GMU 652 (Puyallup): Beginning at the intersection of State Highway 410 and the southeast Mud Mountain Dam Road near the King/Pierce County line north of Buckley; then east along the southeast Mud Mountain Road to 284th Avenue Southeast; then north along 284th Avenue Southeast to State Highway 410; then west along Highway 410 to the point of the beginning.
Kitsap East of State Highway 16 originating at the Tacoma Narrows Bridge to Gorst, and east of Highway 3 to Newbury Hill Road, north of Newbury Hill Road and the Bremerton-Seabeck Highway to Big Beef Creek Bridge; all of Bainbridge Island, and Bangor Military Reservation.
Kittitas GMU 334 (Ellensburg) Closed to centerfire rifles during deer and elk seasons.
Klickitat Elk Area 5062 (Trout Lake) closed to centerfire rifles, handguns, and muzzleloaders October 1 to December 15.
Mason GMU 633 (Mason Lake) south of Hammersley Inlet; and all of Harstene Island.
Pacific GMU 684 (Long Beach) west of Sand Ridge Road. The portion of GMU 658 (North River) south and west of State Highway 105 and Airport Road between Raymond and North River Bridge. GMU 681 between U.S. Highway 101, Chinook Valley Road and the Columbia River from Astoria-Megler bridge to the Wallacut River.
Pierce GMU 652 (Anderson and Ketron islands) limited to archery, shotgun, and muzzleloader. McNeil Island closed to hunting.
See GMU 652 restriction area outlined for King County.
GMU 627 (Kitsap) south of Highway 302 on the Longbranch Peninsula is a firearm restriction area.
San Juan All San Juan County.
Snohomish All areas west of Highway 9, until the intersection of Highway 9 and Highway 2, then east along Highway 2 to Highway 203, then all areas west of Highway 203 to the Snohomish/King County line.
Skagit All mainland areas and islands in Skagit County west of I-5 and north of the Skagit/Snohomish County line, except Cypress Island. This restriction applies to big game hunting only.
Skamania That portion of GMU 564 (Battle Ground) in Skamania County.
Thurston GMU 666 (Deschutes) north of U.S. Highway 101 and Interstate 5 between Oyster Bay and the mouth of the Nisqually River.
Whatcom All mainland areas and islands of Whatcom County that are west of I-5. This restriction applies to big game hunting only.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 06-11-032 (Order 06-92), § 232-28-248, filed 5/8/06, effective 6/8/06; 06-02-063 (Order 05-271), § 232-28-248, filed 1/3/06, effective 2/3/06; 05-11-022 (Order 05-89), § 232-28-248, filed 5/10/05, effective 6/10/05; 05-02-046 (Order 04-327), § 232-28-248, filed 1/3/05, effective 2/3/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047 and 77.12.020. 04-11-036 (Order 04-98), § 232-28-248, filed 5/12/04, effective 6/12/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 03-13-047 (Order 03-129), § 232-28-248, filed 6/12/03, effective 7/13/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047, 77.12.655, 77.12.020. 02-11-069 (Order 02-98), § 232-28-248, filed 5/10/02, effective 6/10/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040, 77.12.020, 77.32.070, 77.32.530. 01-10-048 (Order 01-69), § 232-28-248, filed 4/26/01, effective 5/27/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040, 77.12.010, 77.12.020, 77.12.770, 77.12.780. 00-11-137 (Order 00-50), § 232-28-248, filed 5/23/00, effective 6/23/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040. 99-10-102 (Order 99-40), § 232-28-248, filed 5/5/99, effective 6/5/99; 98-10-018 (Order 98-54), § 232-28-248, filed 4/22/98, effective 5/23/98; 97-06-052 (Order 97-32), § 232-28-248, filed 2/27/97, effective 3/30/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.010 and 77.12.040. 96-04-027, § 232-28-248, filed 2/1/96, effective 3/3/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040. 95-11-036, § 232-28-248, filed 5/10/95, effective 6/10/95; 95-03-038 (Order 94-150), § 232-28-248, filed 1/10/95, effective 2/10/95.]

OTS-2115.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 07-38, filed 4/13/07, effective 5/14/07)

WAC 232-28-266   Damage prevention permit hunts.  


DAMAGE PREVENTION PERMIT HUNTS


Pursuant to RCW 77.12.150 and ((77.12.240)) 77.12.260, a landowner with deer((/)), elk, or turkey-caused property damage may enter into a Cooperative Agreement (contract) with WDFW and the commission may establish a ((boundary,)) special season ((dates, and number of animals to be removed,)) as described ((below, for deer/elk hunts)) by this rule.

     The landowner agrees not to claim damage payments, except Elk Areas 3721 and 3722, and will allow access to hunters during the general hunting seasons. Landowner selects hunters. A damage prevention access permit provided ((by)) to a landowner by WDFW and given to the ((landowner)) hunter will authorize the hunter to use an unused general deer((/)), elk, or turkey tag to hunt and kill a legal animal during the appropriate prescribed ((damage hunt)) season.


Deer:


Tag Required: Deer hunter must have a current valid, unaltered, unnotched deer tag on his/her person.


Hunting Method: Any legal weapon


Season Framework: August 1 - March 31


Location: Statewide


Legal Deer: Antlerless Only


Kill Quota: 300 Per license year


Location: Region One


Legal Deer: Antlerless Only


Kill Quota: 300 Per license year


Location: GMUs 105-124


Legal Deer: Whitetail Antlerless Only


Kill Quota: 300 Per license year


Elk:


Tag Required: Elk hunter must have a current valid, unaltered, unnotched elk tag on his/her person.


Hunting Method: Any legal weapon


Season Framework: August 1 - March 31


Location: Statewide


Legal Elk: Antlerless Only


Kill Quota: 200 Per license year


Location: Hanford Area - GMUs 372 and 379


Kill Quota: 60 antlerless only, per license year


Elk Area 3721


Kill Quota: 50 spike or antlerless during Aug. 1 - March 31; 30 bulls only during May 15 - July 31, except spike only July 1-31, per license year.


Special Note: Access in Elk Area 3721 may not be sold as a condition of use of these permits. The director may consider damage claims from landowners in Elk Areas 3721 and 3722 who accept these permits and do not charge for access.

    
Turkey:


Tag Required: Turkey hunter must have a current valid, unaltered, unnotched turkey tag on his/her person.


Hunting Method: Any legal turkey hunting method


Season Framework: December 16 - March 1


Location: GMUs 105 - 130


Legal Turkey: Either sex


Kill Quota: 200 Per license year.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.015 and 77.12.240. 07-09-060 (Order 07-38), § 232-28-266, filed 4/13/07, effective 5/14/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 06-11-032 (Order 06-92), § 232-28-266, filed 5/8/06, effective 6/8/06; 05-11-021 (Order 05-85), § 232-28-266, filed 5/10/05, effective 5/15/05; 03-10-009 (Order 03-80), § 232-28-266, filed 4/25/03, effective 5/26/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040, 77.12.010, 77.12.020, 77.12.770, 77.12.780. 00-11-137 (Order 00-50), § 232-28-266, filed 5/23/00, effective 6/23/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.020, 77.12.030, 77.12.040 and 77.32.220. 97-05-074, § 232-28-266, filed 2/19/97, effective 3/22/97.]

OTS-2133.3


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 08-197, filed 8/13/08, effective 9/13/08)

WAC 232-28-272   ((2006-2007, 2007-2008, and 2008-))2009 Black bear and 2009-2010, 2010-2011, and 2011-2012 cougar hunting seasons and regulations.  


((2006-2008)) 2009 Fall Black Bear Seasons:


Black Bear Management Unit Season Hunt Area
Coastal Aug. 1 - Nov. 15 GMUs 501, 504, 506, 530, 601, 602, 603, 607-621, 636-651, 658-663, 672-684
Puget Sound Aug. 1 - Nov. 15 GMUs 407, 410, 454, 624, 627, 633, 652, 666, 667
North Cascades Aug. 1 - Nov. 15 GMUs 418-450, 460
South Cascades Aug. 1 - Nov. 15 GMUs 466, 485, 503, 505, 510-520, 524, 550-574, 653, 654
Okanogan Aug. 1 - Nov. 15 GMUs 203, 209-243
East Cascades Aug. 1 - Nov. 15 GMUs 244-247, 249-251, 328, 329-368, 382, 388, 578
Northeastern A ((Sept. 5 - Nov. 15, 2006

Sept. 4 - Nov. 15, 2007

Sept. 2 - Nov. 15, 2008)) Sept. 1 - Nov. 15

GMUs 101-((117)) 121, 204
Northeastern B Aug. 1 - Nov. 15 GMUs ((121)) 124-130((, 204))
Blue Mountains ((Sept. 5 - Nov. 15, 2006

Sept. 4 - Nov. 15, 2007

Sept. 2 - Nov. 15, 2008)) Sept. 1 - Nov. 15

GMUs 145-154, 162-186
Columbia Basin Aug. 1 - Nov. 15 GMUs 133, 136, 139, 142, 248, 254, 260-290, 371-381
Long Island ((Sept. 5 - Nov. 15, 2006

Sept. 4 - Nov. 15, 2007

Sept. 2 - Nov. 15, 2008)) Sept. 1 - Nov. 15

GMU 699

Bag Limit: Two (2) black bear per annual hunting season only one of which may be taken in Eastern Washington.


Area Restriction: Special deer permit required to hunt black bear in GMU 485.


((Requirements for Fall Black Bear Seasons:))


License Required: A valid big game hunting license, which includes black bear as a species option, is required to hunt black bear. One black bear transport tag is included with a big game hunting license that has black bear as a species option. A second black bear transport tag must be purchased to take a second bear.

Hunting Method: Hunters may use any lawful big game modern firearm, archery, or muzzleloader equipment for hunting black bear. The use of hounds and bait to hunt black bear is prohibited statewide.


Submitting Bear Teeth: Successful bear hunters must submit the black bear premolar tooth located behind the canine tooth of the upper jaw.


((2006-2007, 2007-2008, and 2008-2009 Cougar Seasons:


Unit Season Hunt Area Special Restrictions
Coastal Aug. 1 - Mar. 15 GMUs 501, 504, 506, 530, 601-621, 636-651, 658-663, 672-684, 699 Any legal weapon
Puget Sound Aug. 1 - Mar. 15 GMUs 407, 410, 454, 624-633, 652, 666 Any legal weapon
North

Cascades

Aug. 1 - Mar. 15 GMUs 418, 426, 437, 448, 450, 460, 466, 485 Any legal weapon
South

Cascades

Aug. 1 - Mar. 15 GMUs 503, 505, 510-520, 524, 550-574, 653, 654, 667 Any legal weapon
East

Cascades

North A

Aug. 1 - Mar. 15 GMUs 328, 329, 334-340 Any legal weapon
East

Cascades

North B

Oct. 14 - Nov. 19, 2006

Oct. 13 - Nov. 19, 2007

Oct. 11 - Nov. 19, 2008

GMUs 203, 209-247, 249-251 within Chelan or Okanogan counties Any legal weapon
East

Cascades

North C

Sept. 1 - Nov. 30 GMUs 203, 209-247, 249-251 within Chelan or Okanogan counties Archery deer or elk hunters and muzzleloader deer or elk hunters who possess a valid big game license that includes cougar as a species option may hunt for cougar without the aid of dogs during their respective deer or elk seasons and must use equipment consistent with their deer or elk tag.
East Cascades

South A

Aug. 1 - Mar. 15 GMUs 342-368 Any legal weapon
East Cascades

South B

Oct. 11 - Nov. 19, 2008 GMUs 382, 388, 578 within Klickitat County Any legal weapon
East Cascades

South C

Sept. 1 - Nov. 30 GMUs 382, 388, 578 within Klickitat County Archery deer or elk hunters and muzzleloader deer or elk hunters who possess a valid big game license that includes cougar as a species option may hunt for cougar without the aid of dogs during their respective deer or elk seasons and must use equipment consistent with their deer or elk tag.
Northeastern A Aug. 1 - Mar. 15 GMUs 124-133 Any legal weapon
Northeastern B Oct. 14 - Nov. 19, 2006

Oct. 13 - Nov. 19, 2007

Oct. 11 - Nov. 19, 2008

GMUs 101-121 within Ferry, Stevens, or Pend Oreille counties, 204 Any legal weapon
Northeastern C Sept. 1 - Nov. 30 GMUs 101-121 within Ferry, Stevens, or Pend Oreille counties, 204 Archery deer or elk hunters and muzzleloader deer or elk hunters who possess a valid big game license that includes cougar as a species option may hunt for cougar without the aid of dogs during their respective deer or elk seasons and must use equipment consistent with their deer or elk tag.
Blue

Mountains

Aug. 1 - Mar. 15 GMUs 145-154, 162-186 Any legal weapon
Columbia

Basin

Aug. 1 - Mar. 15 GMUs 136-142, 248, 254-290, 330, 371-381 Any legal weapon))

2009-2010 Cougar Seasons:


Hunt Name Hunt Area Season Special Restrictions
Coastal

Puget Sound

North Cascades

Columbia Basin

GMUs 136-142, 248, 254-290, 371-381, 418, 426, 437, 448, 450, 460, 466, 485, 501, 504, 506, 530, 601-621, 636-651, 658-663, 672-684, 699, 407, 410, 454, 624-633, 652, 666 Sept. 1-25 Archery only
Sept. 26 - Oct. 16 Muzzleloader only
Oct. 17 - Mar. 31 Any weapon
South Cascades

Blue Mountains

Kittitas-Yakima

Spokane

GMUs 124-133, 145-154, 162-186, 328-368, 503, 505, 510-520, 524, 550-574, 653, 654, 667 Sept. 1-25 Archery only
Sept. 26 - Oct. 16 Muzzleloader only
Oct. 17 - Dec. 31 Any weapon
Chelan

Okanogan

Okanogan-Ferry

Stevens-Pend Oreille

Klickitat

GMUs 101, 105, 108-121, 203, 204, 209-242, 243-247, 249-251, 382, 388, 578 within Chelan, Ferry, Klickitat, Okanogan, Stevens, or Pend Oreille counties Sept. 1-25 Archery only
Sept. 26 - Oct. 16 Muzzleloader only
Oct. 31 - Nov. 30 Any weapon

2010-2011 Cougar Seasons:


Hunt Name Hunt Area Season Special Restrictions
Coastal

Puget Sound

North Cascades

Columbia Basin

GMUs 136-142, 248, 254-290, 371-381, 418, 426, 437, 448, 450, 460, 466, 485, 501, 504, 506, 530, 601-621, 636-651, 658-663, 672-684, 699, 407, 410, 454, 624-633, 652, 666 Sept. 1-24 Archery only
Sept. 25 - Oct. 15 Muzzleloader only
Oct. 16 - Mar. 31 Any weapon
South Cascades

Blue Mountains

Kittitas-Yakima

Spokane

GMUs 124-133, 145-154, 162-186, 328-368, 503, 505, 510-520, 524, 550-574, 653, 654, 667 Sept. 1-24 Archery only
Sept. 25 - Oct. 15 Muzzleloader only
Oct. 16 - Dec. 31 Any weapon
Chelan

Okanogan

Okanogan-Ferry

Stevens-Pend Oreille

Klickitat

GMUs 101, 105, 108-121, 203, 204, 209-242, 243-247, 249-251, 382, 388, 578 within Chelan, Ferry, Klickitat, Okanogan, Stevens, or Pend Oreille counties Sept. 1-24 Archery only
Sept. 25 - Oct. 15 Muzzleloader only
Oct. 31 - Nov. 30 Any weapon

2011-2012 Cougar Seasons:


Hunt Name Hunt Area Season Special Restrictions
Coastal

Puget Sound

North Cascades

Columbia Basin

GMUs 136-142, 248, 254-290, 371-381, 418, 426, 437, 448, 450, 460, 466, 485, 501, 504, 506, 530, 601-621, 636-651, 658-663, 672-684, 699, 407, 410, 454, 624-633, 652, 666 Sept. 1-23 Archery only
Sept. 24 - Oct. 14 Muzzleloader only
Oct. 15 - Mar. 31 Any weapon
South Cascades

Blue Mountains

Kittitas-Yakima

Spokane

GMUs 124-133, 145-154, 162-186, 328-368, 503, 505, 510-520, 524, 550-574, 653, 654, 667 Sept. 1-23 Archery only
Sept. 24 - Oct. 14 Muzzleloader only
Oct. 15 - Dec. 31 Any weapon
Chelan

Okanogan

Okanogan-Ferry

Stevens-Pend Oreille

Klickitat

GMUs 101, 105, 108-121, 203, 204, 209-242, 243-247, 249-251, 382, 388, 578 within Chelan, Ferry, Klickitat, Okanogan, Stevens, or Pend Oreille counties Sept. 1-23 Archery only
Sept. 24 - Oct. 14 Muzzleloader only
Oct. 29 - Nov. 30 Any weapon


Requirements for Cougar Seasons:


License Required: A valid big game hunting license which includes cougar as a species option is required to hunt cougar.


Bag Limit: ((Two (2))) One (1) cougar per license year excluding public safety cougar removals. It is unlawful to kill or possess spotted cougar kittens or adult cougars accompanied by spotted kittens.


Area Restriction: Special deer permit required to hunt cougar in GMU 485.


Tag Information: One cougar transport tag is included with a big game license that has cougar as a species option. ((A second cougar transport tag must be purchased to take a second cougar.))


Hunting Method: ((Hunters may use any lawful big game modern firearm, archery, or muzzleloader equipment for hunting cougar.)) The use of ((hounds)) dogs to hunt cougar is prohibited except by a public safety cougar removal permit (WAC 232-12-243) or commission authorized hound permit (WAC 232-28-285).


Cougar Pelt Sealing: Any person who takes a cougar must comply with the sealing requirements in WAC 232-12-024.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047, 77.12.040, 77.12.020, 77.12.570, 77.12.210. 08-17-034 (Order 08-197), § 232-28-272, filed 8/13/08, effective 9/13/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 06-11-032 (Order 06-92), § 232-28-272, filed 5/8/06, effective 6/8/06; 04-21-036 (Order 04-284), § 232-28-272, filed 10/14/04, effective 11/14/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047 and 77.12.020. 04-11-036 (Order 04-98), § 232-28-272, filed 5/12/04, effective 6/12/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 03-13-047 (Order 03-129), § 232-28-272, filed 6/12/03, effective 7/13/03; 01-20-011 (Order 01-198), § 232-28-272, filed 9/20/01, effective 10/21/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040, 77.12.020, 77.32.070, 77.32.530. 01-10-048 (Order 01-69), § 232-28-272, filed 4/26/01, effective 5/27/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 00-21-038 (Order 00-215), § 232-28-272, filed 10/12/00, effective 11/12/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040, 77.12.010, 77.12.020, 77.12.770, 77.12.780. 00-11-137 (Order 00-50), § 232-28-272, filed 5/23/00, effective 6/23/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040. 99-01-138 (Order 98-249), § 232-28-272, filed 12/22/98, effective 1/22/99; 98-10-008 (Order 98-57), § 232-28-272, filed 4/22/98, effective 5/23/98.]

OTS-2134.4


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 08-78, filed 4/18/08, effective 5/19/08)

WAC 232-28-273   ((2006-2008)) 2009-2011 Moose, bighorn sheep, and mountain goat seasons and permit quotas.  


Moose Permit Hunts

    
Who May Apply:
Anyone may apply; EXCEPT those who harvested a moose previously in Washington state. An individual may only harvest one moose during their lifetime (except waived for antlerless only hunts, master hunter hunts, and raffle and auction hunts).


Bag Limit: One moose.


Weapon Restrictions: Permit holders may use any legal weapon.


Hunt

Name

Permit

Season

Permit Hunt

Boundary Description

Special

Restrictions

Permits
Kettle Range/East Okanogan Oct. 1 - Nov. 30 GMUs 101, 105, 204 Any Moose ((2)) 3
Selkirk Mtns. A Oct. 1 - Nov. 30 GMU 113 Any Moose ((25)) 22
Selkirk Mtns. Bd Oct. 1 - Nov. 30 GMU 113 Antlerless Only 2
Mt. Spokane A Oct. 1 - Nov. 30 GMU 124 east of Hwy 395 Any Moose 12
Mt. Spokane B Oct. 1 - Nov. 30 GMU 124 east of Hwy 395 Antlerless Only 14
Mt. SpokaneHM Dec. 1 - Mar. 31 GMUs 124, 127, and 130 within Spokane County Any Moose 20HM
Mt. Spokane Youth Onlya Oct. 1 - Nov. 30 GMU 124 east of Hwy 395 Antlerless Only 10
49 Degrees North A Oct. 1 - Nov. 30 GMU 117 Any Moose ((26)) 22
49 Degrees North Bb Oct. 1 - Nov. 30 GMU 117 Antlerless Only ((5)) 3
49 Degrees North Cc Oct. 1 - Nov. 30 GMU 117 Antlerless Only 2
49 Degrees North Youth Onlya Oct. 1 - Nov. 30 GMU 117 Antlerless Only 2
Three Forks Oct. 1 - Nov. 30 GMUs 108, 111 Any Moose ((8)) 6
Hangman A Oct. 1 - Nov. 30 GMUs 127, 130 Any Moose 7
Hangman B Oct. 1 - Nov. 30 GMUs 127, 130 Antlerless Only 7
Huckleberry Range A Oct. 1 - Nov. 30 GMUs 121, 124 west of Hwy 395 Any Moose ((8)) 6
Huckleberry Range Bc Oct. 1 - Nov. 30 GMUs 121, 124 west of Hwy 395 Antlerless Only 2

aApplicants must be eligible to purchase a youth moose license by November 30 during the license year they are applying for. Youth hunters must be accompanied by an adult during the hunt.

bApplicants must possess a Disabled Hunter Permit.

cApplicants must be 65 years of age or older by November 30 during the license year they are applying for.

dApplicants must be a certified hunter education instructor who meet program-defined eligibility criteria.

HMThis is a damage hunt administered by a WDFW designated hunt master. Only master hunters may apply; these hunts will not affect accumulated points; and any weapon may be used. Successful applicants will be contacted on an as-needed basis to help with specific sites of nuisance moose activity in designated areas. Not all successful applicants will be contacted in any given year.


Bighorn Sheep Permit Hunts


Who May Apply: Anyone may apply; EXCEPT those who harvested a bighorn sheep previously in Washington state. An individual may only harvest one bighorn sheep during their lifetime. (Except waived for raffle and auction hunts, and ewe only hunts.)


Bag Limit: One bighorn ram (except ((Vulcan Mountain B is one)) in designated adult ewe hunts, one bighorn adult ewe).    

    
Hunt

Name

Permit

Season

Permit Hunt

Boundary Description

Special

Restrictions

Permits
Vulcan Mountain A Sept. 15 - Oct. 10 Sheep Unit 2 Any Legal Weapon 1
Vulcan Mountain Ba Oct. 1-10 Sheep Unit 2 Adult ewe only

Any Legal Weapon

2
Vulcan Mountain Cb Oct. 1-10 Sheep Unit 2 Adult ewe only

Any Legal Weapon

1
Selah Butte A Nov. 3-30 Sheep Unit 4 Any Legal Weapon 5
Selah Butte B Sept. 1-30 Sheep Unit 4 Adult ewe only

Any Legal Weapon

5
Umtanum Sept. 15 - Oct. 10 Sheep Unit 5 Any Legal Weapon 5
Cleman Mountain A Sept. 15 - Oct. 10 Sheep Unit 7 Any Legal Weapon ((4)) 3
Cleman Mountain B Nov. 3-30 Sheep Unit 7 Any Legal Weapon ((4)) 3
Mt. Hull A Sept. 15 - Oct. 10 Sheep Unit 10 Any Legal Weapon ((2)) 1
Mt. Hull B Oct. 1-10 Sheep Unit 10 Adult ewe only

Any Legal Weapon

2
Wenaha Sept. 15 - Oct. 10 Sheep Unit 11 Any Legal Weapon 1
Lincoln Cliffs Sept. 15 - Oct. 10 Sheep Unit 12 Any Legal Weapon 1
Quilomene ((A)) Sept. 15 - Oct. 10 Sheep Unit 13 Any Legal Weapon 4
((Swakane Sept. 15-Oct. 10 Sheep Unit 14 Any Legal Weapon 1))
Tieton Sept. 15 - Oct. 10 Sheep Unit 15 Any Legal Weapon 3
Manson Nov. 3-30 Sheep Unit 16 Any Legal Weapon 2
Asotin Sept. 15 - Oct. 10 Sheep Unit 17 Any Legal Weapon 1

aApplicants must be 65 years of age or older by November 30 during the license year they are applying for.

bApplicants must be eligible to purchase a youth bighorn sheep license by November 30 during the license year they are applying for. Youth hunters must be accompanied by an adult during the hunt.


Bighorn Sheep Units:


Sheep Unit 2 Vulcan Mountain: Permit Area: Ferry County north of the Kettle River near Curlew.


Sheep Unit 4 Selah Butte: Permit Area: That part of Yakima and Kittitas counties between Ellensburg and Yakima east of the Yakima River and north of Selah Creek, west of Interstate 82 and south of Interstate 90.


Sheep Unit 5 Umtanum: Permit Area: Those portions of Yakima and Kittitas counties west of the Yakima River, north of Wenas Creek, and east of USFS Road 1701 to Manastash Lake and its drainage; south and east along the South Fork Manastash Creek to Manastash Creek and the Yakima River.


Sheep Unit 7 Cleman Mountain: Permit Area: That part of Yakima County south of Wenas Creek and east of USFS Road 1701, north of Highway 410 and Highway 12 and west of the Yakima River.


Sheep Unit 10 Mt. Hull: Permit Area: That part of Okanogan County within the following described boundary: Beginning at Oroville; then south along U.S. Highway 97 to the Swanson's Mill Road (old Mt. Hull Road) near Lake Andrews; then east to the Dry Gulch Road; then north to the Oroville-Toroda Creek Road (Molson Grade Road); then west to Oroville and the point of beginning.


Sheep Unit 11 Wenaha Wilderness: Permit Area: That part of GMU 169 within Crooked Creek drainage.

    
Sheep Unit 12 Lincoln Cliffs:
Permit Area: That part of Lincoln County north of Highway 2.


Sheep Unit 13 Quilomene:
Permit Area: GMUs 329, 330, and 251 south of Colockum Creek.


((Sheep Unit 14 Swakane: Permit Area: GMU 250.))


Sheep Unit 15 Tieton: Permit Area: GMU 360.


Sheep Unit 16 Manson: Permit Area: ((GMU 243.)) Beginning at the mouth of Granite Falls Creek on the south shore of Lake Chelan, E across Lake Chelan to Willow Point; NW along the shoreline of Lake Chelan to the mouth of Stink Creek; E along Stink Creek to the intersection with Green's Landing Road; along Green's Landing Road to Manson Boulevard; E on Manson Boulevard to Lower Joe Creek Road; NE on Lower Joe Creek Road to Grade Creek Road; NE on Grade Creek Road to US Forest Service Road 8210; NE on US Forest Service Road 8210 to intersection with US Forest Service Road 8020; W on US Forest Service Road 8020 to Fox Peak; NW along Sawtooth Ridge (Chelan-Okanogan County Line) to the Lake Chelan National Recreation Area boundary; S along the Lake Chelan National Recreation Area boundary to shore line of Lake Chelan; W across Lake Chelan to the mouth of Riddle Creek on the South Shore; SE along South Shore of Lake Chelan to the point of beginning.


Sheep Unit 17 Asotin: Permit Area: GMU 175.


Mountain Goat Permit Hunts


Who May Apply:
Anyone may apply; except those who harvested a mountain goat in Washington state after 1998. An individual may only harvest one mountain goat during their lifetime, except for those who harvested a goat prior to 1999. (Except waived for raffle and auction hunts.)


Bag Limit: One (1) adult goat of either sex with horns four (4) inches or longer. WDFW urges hunters to refrain from shooting nannies with kids. ((Permit hunters may start hunting Sept. 1 with archery equipment.


((Hunt

Name

Permit

Season

Permit Hunt

Boundary Description

Special

Restrictions

Permits
Chelan North Sept. 15-Oct. 31 Goat Unit 2-1 Any Legal Weapon 1
Methow Sept. 15-Oct. 31 Goat Unit 2-2 Any Legal Weapon 2
Naches Pass/Corral Pass Sept. 15-Oct. 31 Goat Units 3-6, 4-38 Any Legal Weapon 2
Bumping River Sept. 15-Oct. 31 Goat Unit 3-7 Any Legal Weapon 2
Blazed Ridge Sept. 15-Oct. 31 Goat Unit 3-10 Any Legal Weapon 2
Tatoosh Sept. 15-Oct. 31 Goat Unit 5-2 Any Legal Weapon 1
Smith Creek Sept. 15-Oct. 31 Goat Unit 5-3 Any Legal Weapon 1
Goat Rocks/Tieton River Sept. 15-Oct. 31 Goat Units 3-9, 5-4 Any Legal Weapon 5
Chowder Ridge Sept. 15-Oct. 31 Goat Units 4-3 Any Legal Weapon 1
Avalanche Gorge Sept. 15-Oct. 31 Goat Units 4-7 Any Legal Weapon 1


Mountain Goat Units:


Goat Unit 2-1 Chelan N. (Chelan County): Permit Area: Beginning at the mouth of Fish Creek on Lake Chelan (Moore Point); then northeast up Fish Creek and USFS trail 1259 to the Sawtooth crest near Deephole Spring; then southeast along the Sawtooth crest, which separates Chelan and Okanogan County, to Horsethief Basin and the headwaters of Safety Harbor Creek; then south along Safety Harbor Creek to Lake Chelan, then northwest along the north shore of Lake Chelan to the mouth of Fish Creek at Moore Point and the point of beginning.


Goat Unit 2-2 Methow Area: Permit Area: Okanogan County within the following described boundary: Beginning at the Town of Twisp, westerly along the Twisp River Road (County Road 4440) to Roads End; west up the Twisp Pass Trail 432 to Twisp Pass and the Okanogan County line; northerly along the Okanogan County line through Washington Pass to Harts Pass; southeast down Harts Pass (Road 5400) to Lost River; then along the Lost River-Mazama Road to Mazama; then southwest to State Highway 20; then southeasterly along State Highway 20 to Twisp and the point of beginning.


Goat Unit 3-6 Naches Pass: Permit Area: Yakima and Kittitas counties within the following described boundary: Beginning at Chinook Pass; then north along the Pacific Crest Trail to Naches Pass; then east to USFS Road 19 and continuing to State Highway 410; then west along State Highway 410 to Chinook Pass and point of beginning.


Goat Unit 3-7 Bumping River: Permit Area: GMU 356.


Goat Unit 3-9 Tieton River: Permit Area: GMU 364.


Goat Unit 3-10 Blazed Ridge: Permit Area: Kittitas and Yakima counties within the following described boundary: Beginning at the mouth of Cabin Creek on the Yakima River; then west along Cabin Creek to the headwaters near Snowshoe Butte; then south along the Cascade Crest separating the Green and Yakima river drainage to Pyramid Peak; then southeast along the North Fork, Little Naches, and Naches River to the Yakima River; then north along the Yakima River to the mouth of Cabin Creek and point of beginning.


Goat Unit 4-3 Chowder Ridge: Permit Area: Whatcom County within the following described boundary: Beginning where Wells Creek intersects the North Fork Nooksack River; then up Wells Creek to Bar Creek; then southwest up Bar Creek to the Mazama Glacier; then continue southwest up Mazama Glacier to the summit of Mt. Baker; then northwest between Roosevelt Glacier and Coleman Glacier to Kulshan Cabin and the headwaters of Kulshan Creek and Grouse Creek to Smith Creek; then north down Smith Creek to Glacier Creek; continue north down Glacier Creek to the North Fork Nooksack River; then east along the North Fork Nooksack River to Wells Creek and the point of beginning.


Goat Unit 4-7 Avalanche Gorge: Permit Area: Whatcom County within the following described boundary: Beginning at the intersection of the Baker Lake Road (USFS Road 394) and Park Creek; then northwest up Park Creek to Park Glacier; then continue westerly up Park Glacier to the summit of Mount Baker; then northerly down Mazama Glacier to Bar Creek; then northeast down Bar Creek to the confluence of Wells Creek; then southeast up Wells Creek to waypoint 593106 E 5410010 N (NAD27); then southeast about 1/2 mile to Ptarmigan Ridge Trail 682.1 at waypoint 593674 E 5409462 N; then south and southwest along said trail about 1/2 mile to upper tributary of Swift Creek at waypoint 593425 E 5408803 N; then east and southeast down said tributary to confluence with Swift Creek; then south and southeast down Swift Creek to the Baker Lake Road (USFS Road 394); then west along the Baker Lake Road (USFS Road 394) to Park Creek and the point of beginning.


Goat Unit 4-38 Corral Pass: Permit Area: Pierce County within the following described boundary: Beginning where Goat Creek intersects the Corral Pass Road; then southeast up Goat Creek to the Cascade Crest; then north along the Crest to USFS Trail 1188; then northwest along said trail to USFS Trail 1176; then north along said trail to Corral Pass; then west along Corral Pass Road to its intersection with Goat Creek and the point of beginning.


Goat Unit 5-2 Tatoosh: Permit Area: Lewis County within the following described boundary: Beginning at the junction of the southern Mount Rainier National Park Boundary and State Highway 123; then south along State Highway 123 to U.S. Highway 12; then southwest along said highway to Skate Creek Road (USFS Road 52); then northwest along said road to the junction of Morse Creek Road (old road to Longmire Campground); then north along said road to the Mount Rainier National Park Boundary; then east along the southern park boundary to the point of beginning.


Goat Unit 5-3 Smith Creek: Permit area: Lewis County within the following described boundary: Beginning at the Town of Randle; then east along U.S. Highway 12 to USFS Road 21; then southeast along USFS Road 21 to USFS Road 22; then northeast and northwest along USFS Road 22 to USFS Road 23; then east and northwest on USFS Road 23 to USFS Road 25; then north along USFS Road 25 to Randle and point of beginning.


Goat Unit 5-4 Goat Rocks: Permit Area: Lewis County south of the White Pass Highway (U.S. Highway 12) and east of the Johnson Creek Road (USFS Road 1302).
))


Hunt

Name

Permit

Seasonb

Subpopulations Open to Huntinga Special

Restrictions

Permitsa
Mt. Baker Sept. 15 - Oct. 31 Chowder Ridge, Coleman Pinnacle, Lava Divide, Black Buttes, Lake Ann, SE Baker Any Legal Weapon 7
North Lake Chelan Sept. 15 - Oct. 31 Skookum Pass Mtn., Big Goat Creek Any Legal Weapon 2
Naches Pass Sept. 15 - Oct. 31 Fife's East, Fife's Peak, Corral Pass, Basin Lake Any Legal Weapon 1
Bumping River Sept. 15 - Oct. 31 Nelson Ridge, Cash Prairie, American Ridge, American Lake, Timber Wolf, Russell Ridge Any Legal Weapon 2
Blazed Ridge Sept. 15 - Oct. 31 Blowout Mtn., Blazed Ridge, Blazed North, Milk Creek, Rock Creek Any Legal Weapon 1
Goat Rocks-Tieton River Sept. 15 - Oct. 31 Chimney Rocks, Goat Lake, McCall Glacier, Gilbert Peak Any Legal Weapon 5

aMountain goat populations are managed as a collection of subpopulations and the ideal harvest is distributed through all the subpopulations. The director is authorized to open or close subpopulations and reduce permit levels to protect from overharvesting specific areas.


The director is authorized by the commission to identify the hunt area as a condition of the hunt permit. Selected hunters will receive a text description or map of their hunt area.


bPermit hunters may start hunting September 1 with archery equipment.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047, 77.12.020, 77.12.570, 77.12.210. 08-09-090 (Order 08-78), § 232-28-273, filed 4/18/08, effective 5/19/08; 07-11-017 (Order 07-62), § 232-28-273, filed 5/3/07, effective 6/3/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 06-11-032 (Order 06-92), § 232-28-273, filed 5/8/06, effective 6/8/06; 05-11-022 (Order 05-89), § 232-28-273, filed 5/10/05, effective 6/10/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047 and 77.12.020. 04-11-036 (Order 04-98), § 232-28-273, filed 5/12/04, effective 6/12/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 03-13-047 (Order 03-129), § 232-28-273, filed 6/12/03, effective 7/13/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047, 77.12.655, 77.12.020. 02-11-069 (Order 02-98), § 232-28-273, filed 5/10/02, effective 6/10/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040, 77.12.020, 77.32.070, 77.32.530. 01-10-048 (Order 01-69), § 232-28-273, filed 4/26/01, effective 5/27/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040, 77.12.010, 77.12.020, 77.12.770, 77.12.780. 00-11-137 (Order 00-50), § 232-28-273, filed 5/23/00, effective 6/23/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040. 99-10-102 (Order 99-40), § 232-28-273, filed 5/5/99, effective 6/5/99; 98-10-005 (Order 98-58), § 232-28-273, filed 4/22/98, effective 5/23/98.]

OTS-2135.3


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 07-292, filed 12/13/07, effective 1/13/08)

WAC 232-28-282   Big game and wild turkey auction, raffle, and special incentive permits.  


BIG GAME AUCTION PERMITS


The director will select a conservation organization(s) to conduct annual auction(s). Selection of the conservation organizations will be based on criteria adopted by the Washington department of fish and wildlife. Big game and wild turkey auctions shall be conducted consistent with WAC 232-28-292.


SPECIES - ONE ((WESTSIDE)) BLACK-TAILED DEER PERMIT


Hunting season dates: September 1 - December 31

Hunt Area: ((Western Washington)) Those GMUs open to black-tailed deer hunting EXCEPT GMU 485 and those GMUs closed to black-tailed deer hunting by the fish and wildlife commission.

Weapon: Any legal weapon.

Bag limit: One additional any buck black-tailed deer


((SPECIES - ONE EASTSIDE DEER PERMIT


Hunting season dates: September 1 - December 31, 2008

Hunt Area: Eastern Washington EXCEPT those GMUs closed to deer hunting by the fish and wildlife commission.

Weapon: Any legal weapon.

Bag limit: One additional any buck deer))


SPECIES - ONE MULE DEER PERMIT


Hunting season dates: Starting in 2009 September 1 - December 31

Hunt Area: ((Eastern Washington)) Those GMUs open to mule deer hunting EXCEPT those GMUs closed to mule deer hunting by the fish and wildlife commission.

Weapon: Any legal weapon.

Bag limit: One additional any buck mule deer


SPECIES - ONE WHITE-TAILED DEER PERMIT


Hunting season dates: Starting in 2009 September 1 - December 31

Hunt Area: ((Eastern Washington)) Those GMUs open to white-tailed deer hunting EXCEPT those GMUs closed to white-tailed deer hunting by the fish and wildlife commission.

Weapon: Any legal weapon.

Bag limit: One additional any buck white-tailed deer


SPECIES - ONE WESTSIDE ELK PERMIT


Hunting season dates: September 1 - December 31

Hunt Area: Western Washington EXCEPT GMU 485, those GMUs closed to elk hunting, and those GMUs not opened to branch antlered bull elk hunting by the fish and wildlife commission.

Weapon: Any legal weapon.

Bag limit: One additional any bull elk


SPECIES - ONE EASTSIDE ELK PERMIT


Hunting season dates: September 1 - December 31

Hunt Area: Eastern Washington EXCEPT GMU 157, those GMUs closed to elk hunting, and those GMUs not opened to branch antlered bull elk hunting by the fish and wildlife commission.

Weapon: Any legal weapon.

Bag limit: One additional any bull elk


SPECIES - ONE CALIFORNIA BIGHORN SHEEP PERMIT


Hunting season dates: September 1 - December 31

Hunt Area: Any open sheep unit with two (2) or more ram permits during the respective license year, except sheep units in Walla Walla, Columbia, Garfield, Asotin, or Pend Oreille counties are not open.

Weapon: Any legal weapon.

Bag limit: One bighorn ram


SPECIES - ONE MOOSE PERMIT


Hunting season dates: September 1 - December 31

Hunt Area: Any open moose unit.

Weapon: Any legal weapon.

Bag limit: One moose of either sex


SPECIES - ONE MOUNTAIN GOAT PERMIT


Hunting season dates: September 1 - December 31

Hunt Area: Any open goat unit with two (2) or more permits during the respective license year.

Weapon: Any legal weapon.

Bag limit: One mountain goat of either sex


RAFFLE PERMITS


Raffle permits will be issued to individuals selected through a Washington department of fish and wildlife drawing or the director may select a conservation organization(s) to conduct annual raffles. Selection of a conservation organization will be based on criteria adopted by the Washington department of fish and wildlife. Big game and wild turkey raffles shall be conducted consistent with WAC 232-28-290.


RAFFLE PERMIT HUNT(S)


((WESTSIDE)) BLACK-TAILED DEER RAFFLE PERMIT HUNT


Bag limit: One additional any buck black-tailed deer

Open area: ((Western Washington)) Those GMUs open to black-tailed deer hunting EXCEPT GMU 485 and those GMUs closed to deer hunting by the fish and wildlife commission.

Open season: September 1 - December 31

Weapon: Any legal weapon.

Number of permits: 1


((EASTSIDE DEER RAFFLE PERMIT HUNT


Bag limit: One additional any buck deer

Open area: Eastern Washington EXCEPT those GMUs closed to deer hunting by the fish and wildlife commission.

Open season: September 1 - December 31, 2008

Weapon: Any legal weapon.

Number of permits: 1))


MULE DEER RAFFLE PERMIT HUNT


Bag limit: One additional any buck mule deer

Open area: ((Eastern Washington)) Those GMUs open to mule deer hunting EXCEPT those GMUs closed to mule deer hunting by the fish and wildlife commission.

Open season: Starting in 2009 September 1 - December 31

Weapon: Any legal weapon.

Number of permits: 1


WHITE-TAILED DEER RAFFLE PERMIT HUNT


Bag limit: One additional any buck white-tailed deer

Open area: ((Eastern Washington)) Those GMUs open to white-tailed deer hunting EXCEPT those GMUs closed to white-tailed deer hunting by the fish and wildlife commission.

Open season: Starting in 2009 September 1 - December 31

Weapon: Any legal weapon.

Number of permits: 1


WESTSIDE ELK RAFFLE PERMIT HUNT


Bag limit: One additional any bull elk

Open area: Western Washington EXCEPT GMU 485, those GMUs closed to elk hunting, and those GMUs not open to branch antlered bull elk hunting by the fish and wildlife commission.

Open season: September 1 - December 31

Weapon: Any legal weapon.

Number of permits: 1


EASTSIDE ELK RAFFLE PERMIT HUNT


Bag limit: One additional any bull elk

Open area: Eastern Washington EXCEPT GMU 157, those GMUs closed to elk hunting, and those GMUs not opened to branch antlered bull elk hunting by the fish and wildlife commission.

Open season: September 1 - December 31.

Weapon: Any legal weapon.

Number of permits: 1


CALIFORNIA BIGHORN SHEEP RAFFLE PERMIT HUNT


Bag limit: One bighorn ram

Open area: Any open bighorn sheep unit with two (2) or more ram permits during the respective license year, except sheep units in Walla Walla, Columbia, Garfield, Asotin, or Pend Oreille counties are not open.

Open season: September 1 - December 31.

Weapon: Any legal weapon.

Number of permits: 1


MOOSE RAFFLE PERMIT HUNT


Bag limit: One moose of either sex

Open area: Any open moose unit.

Open season: September 1 - December 31.

Weapon: Any legal weapon.

Number of permits: 2


MOUNTAIN GOAT RAFFLE PERMIT HUNT


Bag limit: One mountain goat of either sex

Open area: Any open goat unit with two (2) or more permits during the respective license year.

Open season: September 1 - December 31.

Weapon: Any legal weapon.

Number of permits: 2


TURKEY RAFFLE PERMIT HUNTS


Bag limit: Three (3) additional wild turkeys, but not to exceed more than one turkey in Western Washington or two turkeys in Eastern Washington.

Open area: Statewide.

Open season: April 1 - May 31 AND September 1 - December 31.

Weapon: Archery or shotgun only.

Number of permits: 1


DIRECTOR AUTHORIZED BIG GAME AUCTION OR RAFFLE PERMITS

    
The director shall determine which method of permit opportunity, auction or raffle, taking into consideration impacts to the wildlife resource, opportunity to the hunting community, other resource management issues, and expected revenue. The director may select a conservation organization(s) to conduct annual auction(s) or raffle(s). Selection of the conservation organization will be based on criteria adopted by the Washington department of fish and wildlife. Big game auctions and raffles shall be conducted consistent with WAC 232-28-292.


ROCKY MOUNTAIN BIGHORN SHEEP AUCTION OR RAFFLE PERMIT


Hunting season dates: September 1 - December 31

Hunt Area: GMUs 113, 166, 169, 172, 181, 186 in 2009. GMUs 113, 181, 186 starting in 2010.

Weapon: Any legal weapon.

Bag limit: One bighorn ram


SPECIAL INCENTIVE PERMITS


Hunters will be entered into a drawing for special deer and elk incentive permits for prompt reporting of hunting activity in compliance with WAC 232-28-299.


     (a) There will be two (2) any elk special incentive permits for Western Washington.

Open area: Western Washington EXCEPT GMUs 418, 485, 522, and those GMUs closed to elk hunting or closed to branch antlered bull elk hunting by the fish and wildlife commission.

Open season: September 1 - December 31.

Weapon: Any legal weapon, EXCEPT must use archery equipment during archery seasons and muzzleloader equipment during muzzleloader seasons.

Bag limit: One additional elk.


There will be two (2) any elk special incentive permits for Eastern Washington.

Open area: Eastern Washington EXCEPT GMU 157 and those GMUs closed to elk hunting or closed to branch antlered bull elk hunting by the fish and wildlife commission.

Open season: September 1 - December 31.

Weapon: Any legal weapon, EXCEPT must use archery equipment during archery seasons and muzzleloader equipment during muzzleloader seasons.

Bag limit: One additional elk.


     (b) There will be five (5) statewide any deer special incentive permits, for use in any area open to general or permit hunting seasons EXCEPT GMUs 157, 418, 485, 522, and those GMUs closed to deer hunting by the fish and wildlife commission.

Open season: September 1 - December 31.

Weapon: Any legal weapon, EXCEPT must use archery equipment during archery seasons and muzzleloader equipment during muzzleloader seasons and any legal weapon at other times if there are no firearm restrictions.

Bag limit: One additional any deer.


Auction, raffle, and special incentive hunt permittee rules

     (1) Permittee shall contact the appropriate regional office of the department of fish and wildlife when entering the designated hunt area or entering the region to hunt outside the general season.

     (2) The permittee may be accompanied by others; however, only the permittee is allowed to carry a legal weapon or harvest an animal.

     (3) Any attempt by members of the permittee's party to herd or drive wildlife is prohibited.

     (4) If requested by the department, the permittee is required to direct department officials to the site of the kill.

     (5) The permit is valid during the hunting season dates for the year issued.

     (6) The permittee will present the head and carcass of the bighorn sheep killed to any department office within 72 hours of date of kill.

     (7) The permittee must abide by all local, state, and federal regulations including firearm restriction areas and area closures.

     (8) Hunters awarded the special incentive permit will be required to send the appropriate license fee to the department of fish and wildlife headquarters in Olympia. The department will issue the license and transport tag and send it to the special incentive permit winner.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047, 77.12.020. 08-01-052 (Order 07-292), § 232-28-282, filed 12/13/07, effective 1/13/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 07-01-049 (Order 06-300), § 232-28-282, filed 12/14/06, effective 1/14/07; 06-11-032 (Order 06-92), § 232-28-282, filed 5/8/06, effective 6/8/06; 06-02-063 (Order 05-271), § 232-28-282, filed 1/3/06, effective 2/3/06; 05-11-022 (Order 05-89), § 232-28-282, filed 5/10/05, effective 6/10/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047 and 77.12.020. 04-11-036 (Order 04-98), § 232-28-282, filed 5/12/04, effective 6/12/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 03-16-087 (Order 03-175), § 232-28-282, filed 8/5/03, effective 9/5/03; 03-03-016 (Order 03-03), § 232-28-282, filed 1/7/03, effective 2/7/03; 02-15-019 (Order 02-135), § 232-28-282, filed 7/8/02, effective 1/1/03.]

OTS-2137.2


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-287   2009-2010, 2010-2011, and 2011-2012 Cougar permit seasons and regulations.  


Who may apply: Anyone with a valid Washington big game license, which includes cougar as a species option.


Hunt areas, permit levels, and season dates for each license year:


Hunt Name Hunt Area Permits Season Datesa
South Cascades GMUs 503, 505, 510-520, 524, 550-574, 653, 654, 667 40 Jan. 1 - Mar. 31
Blue Mountains GMUs 145-154, 162-186 40 Jan. 1 - Mar. 31
Kittitas-Yakima GMUs 328-368 30 Jan. 1 - Mar. 31
Spokane GMUs 124-133 30 Jan. 1 - Mar. 31
Chelan Those portions of GMUs 243, 244, 245, 246, 247, 249, 250, and 251 within Chelan County. 40 Dec. 1-31
Okanogan Those portions of GMUs 203, 209, 215, 218, 233, 224, 231, 239, and 242 within Okanogan County. 40 Dec. 1-31
Okanogan-Ferry GMUs 101,105, 204 20 Dec. 1-31
Stevens-Pend Oreille Those portions of GMUs 108, 111, 113, 117, 121 within Stevens and Pend Oreille counties. 30 Dec. 1-31
Klickitat Those portions of GMUs 382, 388, 578 within Klickitat County. 20 Dec. 1-31
aPermits are valid for the license year they are issued.

Requirements for Cougar Seasons:


Bag limit:
One (1) cougar per license year excluding public safety cougar removals. It is unlawful to kill or possess spotted cougar kittens or adult cougars accompanied by spotted kittens.


License required: A valid big game hunting license, which includes cougar as a species option, is required to hunt cougar.


Tag information: One cougar transport tag is included with a big game license that has cougar as a species option.


Hunting method: The use of dogs to hunt cougar is prohibited except by a public safety cougar removal permit (WAC 232-12-243) or commission authorized hound permit (WAC 232-28-285).


Cougar pelt sealing: Any person who takes a cougar must comply with the sealing requirements in WAC 232-12-024.

[]

OTS-2127.2


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 08-78, filed 4/18/08, effective 5/19/08)

WAC 232-28-291   Special hunting season permits.   The commission may establish special hunting seasons limited to species and/or weapon type.

     1. Deer, elk, cougar, or black bear special hunting season permit applications:

     A. To apply for special hunting season permits for deer, elk, cougar, or black bear applicants must have a valid Washington big game hunting license and a valid transport tag for the appropriate species. To apply for a particular hunt, each applicant for deer or elk must have the proper transport tag as identified in the special deer or elk permit regulations.

     B. Multiple season deer and elk permit applications may be purchased without additional licenses or tags. ((The purchase of the application will result in entry into the drawing.)) Persons who are successfully drawn must purchase a multiple season permit for deer or elk and may also apply for archery, muzzleloader, or modern firearm special hunting season permits for the species drawn.

     2. Mountain goat, moose, and bighorn sheep special hunting season permit applications:

     A. Persons who have previously harvested a mountain goat, bighorn sheep, or moose in Washington are ineligible to apply for a special hunting season permit for that species. This lifetime harvest restriction does not apply to individuals who harvested a mountain goat before 1999, raffle or auction hunt authorizations, ewe-only bighorn sheep hunts, master hunter moose hunts, or antlerless-only moose hunts.

     B. Successful applicants under this section must purchase the appropriate hunting license within fifteen days of the published notification deadline by the department. Failure to purchase forfeits the permit to an alternate applicant.

     3. Wild turkey special hunting season permit applications

     A. To apply for wild turkey special hunting season permits, each applicant must have a valid small game hunting license.

     B. ((Early)) Fall wild turkey special hunting season permit holders must have a valid turkey transport tag in possession to hunt turkeys in ((the early)) fall special hunting seasons.

     ((C. Late fall wild turkey special hunting season permit holders must have a valid turkey transport tag in possession to hunt turkeys in the late fall special hunting season.))

     4. Special hunting season permit applications:

     A. Maximum group sizes are determined for each category. If a group application is drawn, all hunters in the group will receive a special hunting season permit and each hunter in the group can take an animal. If the number of permits available in a hunt category is less than the maximum group size, then the maximum group size is equal to the number of permits.

     i. Maximum group size for deer is ((12)) 8.

     ii. Maximum group size for elk is ((12)) 8.

     iii. Maximum group size for bear is 2.

     iv. Maximum group size for cougar is 2.

     v. Maximum group size for mountain goat is 2.

     vi. Maximum group size for bighorn sheep is 2.

     vii. Maximum group size for ((early)) fall turkey is 4.

     viii. ((Maximum group size for late fall turkey is 4.

     ix.)) Maximum group size for moose is 2.

     ((x.)) ix. Maximum group size for multiple season deer is ((1)) 2.

     ((xi.)) x. Maximum group size for multiple season elk is ((1)) 2.

     B. An applicant may purchase only one application for a special hunting season permit for each category.

     C. Permits will be drawn by computer selection using a weighted point selection system.

     D. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

     E. If an applicant makes a mistake, applies for the wrong hunt, and is successfully drawn, the special hunting season permit can be returned to the department of fish and wildlife Olympia headquarters before the opening day of the special hunting season or the opening day of the general hunting season, whichever comes first. The applicant's points will be restored to the level prior to the permit drawing.

     F. Anyone may apply for a special hunting season permit for deer, elk, bear, cougar, and wild turkey.

     5. In addition to requirements for special hunting season permit applications, following are application requirements for:

     A. Special hunting seasons for persons of disability: Only applicants with a Washington disabled hunter permit are eligible to apply for any special hunting season permits for persons of disability.

     B. Special hunting seasons for youth: Only persons who are eligible to lawfully purchase a youth hunting license are eligible to apply for special hunting season permits for youth.

     C. Special hunting seasons for hunters age 65 and older: Only applicants sixty-five years of age or older on or before March 31 of the current license year will be eligible to apply for special hunting season permits for hunters age 65 and older; except for special moose hunts for persons age 65 and older, applicants must be 65 years of age or older by November 30 during the license year they are applying for.

     D. Special hunting seasons for master hunter program graduates: Only persons who hold a valid certificate from the Washington department of fish and wildlife's master hunter program are eligible to apply for special hunting season permits for master hunters.

     6. Citizen reward for reporting violations - bonus points: A person who provides information which contributes substantially to the arrest of another person for illegally hunting or killing big game or an endangered species as defined by Title 77 RCW is eligible to receive ten bonus points toward the special hunting permit drawing for deer or elk special hunting season permits.

     A. Only ten bonus points can be awarded for providing information for each person charged regardless of the number of violations involved.

     B. Selection of bonus points is in lieu of application for a cash award.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047, 77.12.020, 77.12.570, 77.12.210. 08-09-090 (Order 08-78), § 232-28-291, filed 4/18/08, effective 5/19/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 06-11-032 (Order 06-92), § 232-28-291, filed 5/8/06, effective 6/8/06; 05-02-046 (Order 04-327), § 232-28-291, filed 1/3/05, effective 2/3/05; 03-16-087 (Order 03-175), § 232-28-291, filed 8/5/03, effective 9/5/03; 03-13-047 (Order 03-129), § 232-28-291, filed 6/12/03, effective 7/13/03; 03-02-005 (Order 02-301), § 232-28-291, filed 12/20/02, effective 1/20/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040, 77.12.020, 77.32.070, 77.32.530. 01-10-048 (Order 01-69), § 232-28-291, filed 4/26/01, effective 5/27/01.]

OTS-2128.2


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 07-292, filed 12/13/07, effective 1/13/08)

WAC 232-28-294   Multiple season big game permits.   The commission may, by rule, offer permits for hunters to hunt deer or elk during more than one general season.

     An annual drawing will be conducted by the department for multiple season permits.

     (1) Multiple season big game hunting permit applications:

     (a) To apply for multiple season big game hunting season permits for deer or elk, applicants must purchase a permit application.

     (b) No refunds or exchanges for applications will be made for persons applying for multiple season big game hunting season permits after the drawing has been held.

     (c) An applicant may purchase only one application for a multiple season big game hunting season permit for each species.

     (d) Permits will be randomly drawn by computer selection.

     (e) Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

     (f) The department will establish application and drawing dates.

     (2) The bag limit for this permit is one deer or elk.

     (3) Multiple season permits:

     (a) Hunters who are drawn will be required to purchase their original deer or elk license, corresponding to their permit, and the multiple season big game permit.

     (b) Successful applicants ((must purchase their multiple season permit within fifteen days of the drawing notification date. If they have not purchased the multiple season permit by the deadline, the next person drawn will be offered the permit)) will be allowed to purchase their permit on a first come, first served basis until the quota has been reached. Once the quota is reached, permit sales will be curtailed.

     (c) The permits are not transferable.

     (4) Permit holders are required to follow all rules and restrictions for general season hunters within the game management unit or area hunted.


Number of Permits Dates Game Management Units (GMUs) Legal Animal Eligible Hunters
Multiple Season Deer Permits
((1500)) 2000 Sept. 1 - December 31 within established general seasons and regulations for deer by the commission Statewide in those GMUs with general seasons for archery, muzzleloader, or modern firearm hunters Any legal ((buck)) deer consistent with the game management unit or area restrictions Any licensed deer hunter
50 Sept. 1 - December 31 within established general seasons and regulations for deer by the commission Statewide in those GMUs with general seasons for archery, muzzleloader, or modern firearm hunters Any legal ((buck)) deer consistent with the game management unit or area restrictions Hunter education instructors, meeting qualifications and selection criteria established by the department
Multiple Season Elk Permits
((500)) 600 Sept. 1 - December 31 within established general seasons and regulations for elk by the commission Statewide in those GMUs with general seasons for archery, muzzleloader, or modern firearm hunters Any legal ((bull)) elk consistent with the game management unit or area restrictions Any licensed elk hunter
25 Sept. 1 - December 31 within established general seasons and regulations for elk by the commission Statewide in those GMUs with general seasons for archery, muzzleloader, or modern firearm hunters Any legal ((bull)) elk consistent with the game management unit or area restrictions Hunter education instructors, meeting qualifications and selection criteria established by the department

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047, 77.12.020. 08-01-052 (Order 07-292), § 232-28-294, filed 12/13/07, effective 1/13/08; 06-04-066 (Order 06-09), § 232-28-294, filed 1/30/06, effective 3/2/06.]

OTS-2116.2


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 08-78, filed 4/18/08, effective 5/19/08)

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 during the permit seasons with written authorization from the Buckrun manager. All hunters must check in and out on hunt day. ((Schedule)) Hunts ((in advance)) will be scheduled on a first come basis by calling 509-345-2577 in advance.


Deer


((2008)) 2009 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)) Oct. 26 - Dec. 31 Any deer Buckrun

Deer


((2008)) 2009 Buckrun Special Hunting Permits


Hunters apply to the 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.


2008 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 2 Sept. 22-25 Any Bull 4-O Cattle Company
4-O Cattle Company 6 Oct. 25-28 Spike Bull Only 4-O Cattle Company
4-O Cattle Company - A 12 Oct. 1-4 Antlerless Only 4-O Cattle Company
4-O Cattle Company - B 6 Nov. 22-28 Antlerless Only 4-O Cattle Company
4-O Cattle Company - C 6 Dec. 27 - Jan. 2 Antlerless Only 4-O Cattle Company))

Whitetail Deer


((Hunt Name Quota Access Season Special Restrictions Boundary Description
4-O Cattle Company 1 Nov. 13-17 White-tailed Deer, 3 pt. min. 4-O Cattle Company

Mule Deer


Hunt Name Quota Access Season Special Restrictions Boundary Description
4-O Cattle Company 6 Oct. 11-14 Mule Deer 3 pt. min. 4-O Cattle Company))

2008 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. 26-30 Any Bull 4-O Cattle Company
4-O Spike Bull Elk 2 Oct. 29 - Nov. 2 Spike Bull Only 4-O Cattle Company
4-O Antlerless Elk A 6 Oct. 5-9 Antlerless Only 4-O Cattle Company
4-O Antlerless Elk B 5 Nov. 29 - Dec. 5 Antlerless Only 4-O Cattle Company
4-O Antlerless Elk C 3 Dec. 6-12 Antlerless Only 4-O Cattle Company
4-O Antlerless Elk D 3 Dec. 13-19 Antlerless Only 4-O Cattle Company
4-O Antlerless Elk E 3 Dec. 20-26 Antlerless Only 4-O Cattle Company
4-O Antlerless Elk F 3 Jan. 3-9 Antlerless Only 4-O Cattle Company
4-O Antlerless Elk G 5 Jan. 10-16 Antlerless Only 4-O Cattle Company
4-O Antlerless Elk H 3 Jan. 17-23 Antlerless Only 4-O Cattle Company
4-O Antlerless Elk I 5 Jan. 24-31 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. 18-23 White-tailed Deer 3 pt. min. 4-O Cattle Company))

Mule Deer


((Hunt Name Permit Number Access Season Special Restrictions Boundary Description
4-O Mule Deer Buck 2 Oct. 15-19 Mule Deer

3 pt. min.

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.


((2008)) 2009-10 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 Elk Silver Dollar
Silver Dollar 8 Aug. 1 - March 31 Antlerless Silver Dollar

((2008)) 2009-10 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 8 Aug. 1 - March 31 Youth Only, Any Elk Silver Dollar
Silver Dollar Antlerless Elk 6 Aug. 1 - March 31 Youth Only, Antlerless Elk Only Silver Dollar
Silver Dollar Antlerless Elk 2 Aug. 1 - March 31 Persons of Disability Only, Antlerless Elk Only Silver Dollar

(((4))) (3) 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.


((2008)) 2009-10 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 6 Aug. 1 - March 31 Antlerless Blackrock Ranches

((2008)) 2009-10 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 3 Aug. 1 - March 31 Antlerless Only Blackrock Ranches
Blackrock Ranches 1 Aug. 1 - March 31 Youth Only, Any Elk Blackrock Ranches
Blackrock Ranches 3 Aug. 1 - March 31 Youth Only, Antlerless Only Blackrock Ranches

(((5))) (4) 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.


((2008)) 2009-10 Teanaway 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 ((Nov. 29)) Oct. 1 - Jan. 31 Any Bull Teanaway Ranch

((2008)) 2009-10 Teanaway 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 ((Nov. 29)) Oct. 1 - Jan. 31 Any Bull Teanaway Ranch

(5) Pine Mountain Ranch


The Pine Mountain Ranch is located in Yakima County, 14 miles west of Yakima. A legal description of the property is in the contract between the Pine Mountain Ranch and the department.


2009 Pine Mountain Ranch Landowner Hunting Permits


The manager of the Pine Mountain Ranch will distribute these hunting permits. An access fee may be charged in order to utilize these permits.


Deer


Hunt Name Quota Access Season Special Restrictions Boundary Description
Pine Mountain Ranch 2 Nov. 2 - Dec. 31 Any Buck Pine Mountain Ranch


Elk


Hunt Name Quota Access Season Special Restrictions Boundary Description
Pine Mountain Ranch 1 Nov. 2 - Dec. 31 Any Bull Pine Mountain Ranch

2009 Pine Mountain Ranch Special Hunting Permits


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


Deer


Hunt Name Quota Access Season Special Restrictions Boundary Description
Pine Mountain Ranch 2 Nov. 2 - Dec. 31 Youth Only, Any Buck Pine Mountain Ranch


Elk


Hunt Name Quota Access Season Special Restrictions Boundary Description
Pine Mountain Ranch 1 Nov. 2 - Dec. 31 Youth Only, Any Bull Pine Mountain Ranch

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047, 77.12.020, 77.12.570, 77.12.210. 08-09-090 (Order 08-78), § 232-28-295, filed 4/18/08, effective 5/19/08; 07-17-049 (Order 07-166), § 232-28-295, filed 8/9/07, effective 9/9/07; 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-2117.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 06-92, filed 5/8/06, effective 6/8/06)

WAC 232-28-333   Game management units (GMUs) boundary descriptions -- Region three.  


GMU 328-NANEUM (Kittitas and Chelan counties):

Beginning US Hwy 97 and US Forest Service Rd 9716 at Blewett Pass; E on US Forest Service Rd 9716 to US Forest Service Rd 9712 (Liberty-Beehive Rd); E on US Forest Service Rd 9712 (Liberty-Beehive Rd) to the Naneum Ridge (Chelan-Kittitas county line) at the west boundary of Section 22, T21N, R19E; SE along the Naneum Ridge (Chelan-Kittitas county line), past Mission Peak, to Naneum Ridge Rd (WA Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Rd 9) at Wenatchee Mountain; SE on Naneum Ridge Rd (WA Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Rd 9) to Colockum Pass Rd (WA Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Rd 10); S on Colockum Pass Rd (WA Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Rd 10) to the Highline Canal (North Branch Canal); NW along the Highline Canal (North Branch Canal) to Lower Green Canyon Rd; S on Lower Green Canyon Rd to US Hwy 97; N on US Hwy 97 to Blewett Pass and the point of beginning.


GMU 329-QUILOMENE (Kittitas and Chelan counties):

Beginning on the Columbia River at the mouth of Tarpiscan Creek; E from Tarpiscan Creek to the Douglas-Kittitas county line on the Columbia River; S along the Columbia River (Douglas-Kittitas county line) to a point north of Cape Horn; S from the Columbia River (Douglas-Kittitas county line) to Cape Horn; S up Cape Horn to its rim; SE along the top of Cape Horn and the rim of the West Bar Cliffs (cliffs overlooking West Bar) to WA Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Rd 14.14; E along WA Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Rd 14.14 to WA Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Rd 14.17; S along WA Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Rd 14.17 to WA Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Rd 14 rear gate; S on WA Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Rd 14 to Tekison Creek; SE along Tekison Creek its mouth on the Columbia River; E from Tekison Creek to the Grant-Kittitas county line on the Columbia River; S along Columbia River (Grant-Kittitas county line) to I-90 bridge at the town of Vantage; W along I-90 to Highline Canal (North Branch Canal); N on Highline Canal (North Branch Canal) to Colockum Rd (WA Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Rd 10); N on Colockum Rd to North Fork Tarpiscan Rd (WA Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Rd 10.10); E on North Fork Tarpiscan Rd to Tarpiscan Rd (WA Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Rd 14); S on Tarpiscan Rd (WA Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Rd 14) approximately 100 feet to Tarpiscan Creek; E down Tarpiscan Creek to its mouth on the Columbia River and the point of beginning.


GMU 330-West Bar (Kittitas County):

Beginning on the Columbia River at Cape Horn; S up Cape Horn to its rim; SE along the rim of Cape Horn and West Bar Cliffs (the cliffs overlooking West Bar) to WA Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Rd 14.14; E along Rd 14.14 to WA Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Rd 14.17; S along WA Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Rd 14.17 to WA Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Rd 14 near the gate; S on WA Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Rd. 14 to Tekison Creek; SE down Tekison Creek to its mouth on the Columbia River; E from Tekison Creek to the Kittitas-Grant county line on the Columbia River; N and W along the Columbia River (Kittitas-Grant then Kittitas-Douglas county lines) to a point north of Cape Horn; S from the aforesaid point in the Columbia River to Cape Horn and the point of beginning.


GMU 334-ELLENSBURG (Kittitas County):

Beginning on US Hwy 97 and Lower Green Canyon Rd; N on Lower Green Canyon Rd to Highline Canal; N, E and S along Highline Canal to I-90 and the Yakima Training Center boundary; S and W along the Yakima Training Center boundary to I-82; N on I-82 to Thrall Rd; W on Thrall Rd to Wilson Creek; S down Wilson Creek to Yakima River; N up Yakima River to Umptanum Rd; S up Umptanum Rd to the South Branch Extension Canal; W on South Branch Extension Canal to Bradshaw Rd; W on Bradshaw Rd to the elk fence; N along the elk fence to Taneum Creek; NE down Taneum Creek to the Yakima River; NE down the Yakima River to Thorp Hwy; NW along the Thorp Hwy to SR 10; SE on SR 10 to US Hwy 97 junction; N on US Hwy 97 to Lower Green Canyon Rd and point of beginning.


GMU 335-TEANAWAY (Kittitas County):

Beginning at I-90 and US Forest Service Trail 2000 (Pacific Crest Trail) at Snoqualmie Pass; N on US Forest Service Trail 2000 (Pacific Crest Trail) to the Alpine Lakes Wilderness boundary; E on the Alpine Lakes Wilderness boundary to the Chelan-Kittitas county line; E on US Forest Service Trail 1226 to US Hwy 97 at Blewett Pass; S on US Hwy 97 to SR 10; N and W on SR 10 to Thorp Hwy; SE on Thorp Hwy to Yakima River; SW up the Yakima River to Taneum Creek; SW up Taneum Creek to I-90; W on I-90 to US Forest Service Trail 2000 (Pacific Crest Trail) at Snoqualmie Pass and the point of beginning.


GMU 336-TANEUM (Kittitas County):

Beginning at US Forest Service Trail 2000 (Pacific Crest Trail) and I-90 at Snoqualmie Pass; E on I-90 to Taneum Creek; W up Taneum Creek to the south fork of Taneum Creek; W up the south fork of Taneum Creek to US Forest Service Trail 1367; W on US Forest Service Trail 1367 to US Forest Service Trail 1363; S on US Forest Trail 1363 (Peaches Ridge Trail) to US Forest Service Trail 1388; W on US Forest Service Trail 1388 to US Forest Service Trail 2000 (Pacific Crest Trail) to Blowout Mountain; N on US Forest Service Trail 2000 (Pacific Crest Trail) to I-90 at Snoqualmie Pass and the point of beginning.


GMU 340-MANASTASH (Kittitas County):

Beginning at I-82 and SR 821; N on SR 821 to SR 823 (Harrison Rd); W on SR 823 (Harrison Rd) to Yakima River; N up Yakima River to Umtanum Creek; W up Umtanum Creek to Ellensburg-Wenas Rd; W and S along Ellensburg-Wenas Rd to North Fork Wenas Rd (Audubon Rd, W5000); NW along North Fork Wenas Rd to Barber Springs Rd; W on Barber Springs Rd to US Forest Service Trail 4W694; NW on US Forest Service Trail 4W694 to US Forest Service Trail 4W307; NW on US Forest Service Trail 4W307 to US Forest Service Trail 1388; NW on US Forest Service Trail 1388 to US Forest Service Trail 4W306; NW on US Forest Service Trail 4W306 to US Forest Service Trail 1388 at Quartz Mountain; NW along US Forest Service Rd 1388 to US Forest Service Trail 1363 (Peaches Ridge Trail); N and E along US Forest Service Trail 1363 (Peaches Ridge Trail) to US Forest Service Trail 1367; SE along US Forest Service 1367 to South Fork Taneum Creek; E down the South Fork Taneum Creek to Taneum Creek; E down Taneum Creek to the elk fence; SE along the elk fence to Bradshaw Rd; E on Bradshaw Rd to South Branch Extension Canal; SE along the South Branch Extension Canal to Umtanum Rd; N on Umtanum Rd to Yakima River; S down the Yakima River to Wilson Creek; NE up Wilson Creek to Thrall Rd; E on Thrall Rd to I-82; SE and SW on I-82 to SR 821 and the point of beginning.


GMU 342-UMTANUM (Kittitas and Yakima counties):

Beginning at US Forest Service Rd 1701 and Barber Springs Rd (WA Dept. of Natural Resources Rd W5000) at T17N, R15E, NE 1/4 of Section 12; SE on Barber Springs Rd to the North Fork Wenas Rd (Audubon Rd); SE on the North Fork Wenas Rd to Wenas-Ellensburg Rd; NE on Wenas-Ellensburg Rd to Umtanum Creek; E down the Umtanum Creek to the Yakima River; S down the Yakima River to I-82; SE on I-82 to US Hwy 12 at the city of Yakima; NW on US Hwy 12 to SR 410; NW on SR 410 to US Forest Service Rd 1701; N on US Forest Service Rd 1701 to Barber Spring Rd-US Forest Service Trail 4W694 intersection and the point of beginning.


GMU 346-LITTLE NACHES (Yakima and Kittitas counties):

Beginning at US Forest Service Rd 1388 and US Forest Service Trail 2000 (Pacific Crest Trail) at Blowout Mountain; SE on US Forest Service Rd 1388 to US Forest Service Trail 4W306; SE on US Forest Service Trail 4W306 to US Forest Service Trail 1388; SE on US Forest Service Trail 1388 to US Forest Service Trail 4W307; SE on US Forest Service Trail 4W307 to US Forest Service Trail 4W694; E on US Forest Service Trail 4W694 to US Forest Service Rd 1701 (T17N, R15E, NW 1/4 of Section 12); S on US Forest Service Rd 1701 to SR 410; NW and SW on SR 410 to US Forest Service Trail 2000 (Pacific Crest Trail) near Chinook Pass; N on US Forest Service Trail 2000 (Pacific Crest Trail) to US Forest Service Rd 1388 at Blowout Mountain and the point of beginning.


GMU 352-NILE (Yakima County):

Beginning on the Bumping Lake Rd and SR 410; E and S on SR 410 to the Lower Nile Loop Rd; W and N on the Lower Nile Loop Rd to US Forest Service Rd 1500; W on US Forest Service Rd 1500 to US Forest Service Rd 1502 (McDaniel Lake Rd); W on the US Forest Service Rd 1502 (McDaniel Lake Rd) to Rattlesnake Creek; N down Rattlesnake Creek to the North Fork of Rattlesnake Creek; W up the North Fork of Rattlesnake Creek to US Forest Service Trail 973 (Richmond Mine Rd); N on US Forest Service Trail 973 (Richmond Mine Trail) to US Forest Service Rd 1800 (Bumping Lake Rd); N on the US Forest Service Rd 1800 (Bumping Lake Rd) to SR 410 and the point of beginning.


GMU 356-BUMPING (Yakima County):

Beginning on US Forest Service Trail 2000 (Pacific Crest Trail) and SR 410 at Chinook Pass; NE on SR 410 to US Forest Service Rd 1800 (Bumping Lake Rd); SW on the US Forest Service Rd 1800 (Bumping Lake Rd) to US Forest Service Trail 973 (Richmond Mine Rd); SE on US Forest Service Trail 973 (Richmond Mine Rd) to the north fork of Rattlesnake Creek; SE down the north fork of Rattlesnake Creek to US Forest Service Rd 1502 (McDaniel Lake Rd); SE on US Forest Service Rd 1502 (McDaniel Lake Rd) to US Forest Service Rd 1500; S on US Forest Service Rd 1500 to US Hwy 12; W on US Hwy 12 to US Forest Service Trail 2000 (Pacific Crest Trail) at White Pass; N on the US Forest Service Trail 2000 (Pacific Crest Trail) to SR 410 at Chinook Pass and the point of beginning. (Lands within the boundary of Mt. Rainier National Park along the Pacific Crest Trail are not open to hunting.)


GMU 360-BETHEL (Yakima County):

Beginning on SR 410 and the Lower Nile Loop Rd; SE on SR 410 to US Hwy 12; SW on US Hwy 12 to US Forest Service Rd 1500; N and E on US Forest Service Rd 1500 to Nile Loop Rd; SE on Nile Loop Rd to SR 410, southeast of the town of Nile, and the point of beginning.


GMU 364-RIMROCK (Yakima County):

Beginning on US Forest Service Trail 2000 (Pacific Crest Trail) and US Hwy 12 at White Pass; E on US Hwy 12 to US Forest Service 1302 (Jump Off Rd) at Windy Point; SW on US Forest Service 1302 (Jump Off Rd) to US Forest Service Trail 1127, southeast of the Jump Off Lookout; SW on US Forest Service Trail 1127 to US Forest Service Rd 613; SW on US Forest Service Rd 613 to US Forest Service Rd 1020; SW on US Forest Service Rd 1020 to US Forest Service Rd 615; SW on US Forest Service Rd 615 to US Forest Service Trail 1136; SW on US Forest Service Trail 1136 to its southernmost point; W from US Forest Service Trail 1136 to Spenser Point; NW on the Yakama Indian reservation boundary from Spenser Point to the US Forest Service Trail 2000 (Pacific Crest Trail); N on the US Forest Service Trail 2000 (Pacific Crest Trail) to US Hwy 12 at White Pass and the point of beginning.


GMU 368-COWICHE (Yakima County):

Beginning on US Hwy 12 to US Forest Service Rd 1302 (Jump Off Rd) at Windy Point; NE and SE on US Hwy 12 to I-82; NW on I-82 to the Yakima River; S down the Yakima River to Ahtanum Creek; W up Ahtanum Creek to the south fork of Ahtanum Creek; SW up the south fork of Ahtanum Creek to its junction with Reservation Creek; SW up Reservation Creek and the Yakama Indian Reservation boundary to the main divide between the Diamond Fork drainage and Ahtanum Creek drainage; N along the crest of the main divide between the Diamond Fork drainage and the Ahtanum Creek drainage to Darland Mountain; NE on US Forest Service Trail 615 to US Forest Service Rd 1020; NE on US Forest Service Rd 1020 to US Forest Service Rd 613; NE on US Forest Service Rd 613 to US Forest Service Trail 1127; NE on US Forest Service Trail 1127 to US Forest Service Rd 1302 (Jump Off Rd), SE of the Jump Off Lookout Station; NE on US Forest Service Rd 1302 (Jump Off Rd) to US Hwy 12 and the point of beginning.


GMU 371-ALKALI (Kittitas and Yakima counties):

Beginning at the Vantage Bridge where I-90 crosses the Columbia River; S down the Columbia River (Kittitas-Grant and Grant-Yakima county line) to the Priest Rapids Dam; NW on the southern shore of the Columbia River (Priest Rapids Lake) to the Yakima Training Center boundary; S and W along the Yakima Training Center boundary to the main gate on Firing Center Rd; W along Firing Center Rd to I-82; N along I-82 to Yakima Training Center boundary at Vanderbuilt Gap; N and E along the Yakima Training Center boundary to I-90; E on I-90 to the Vantage Bridge on Columbia River and the point of beginning.


GMU 372 RATTLESNAKE HILLS (Benton and Yakima counties):

Beginning at southern corner of Yakima Training Center border on the Columbia River, northwest of the Priest Rapids Dam; SE on the southern shore of the Columbia River (Priest Rapids Lake) to the Priest Rapids Dam; E along the Columbia River (Yakima-Grant, Grant-Benton county lines) to the Vernita Bridge on SR 24; E and S down the Grant-Benton county line then the Benton-Franklin county line, along the Columbia River, to the mouth of the Yakima River; NW up the Yakima River to SR 823 (Harrison Rd) south of the town of Pomona; E along SR 823 (Harrison Rd) to SR 821; SE on SR 821 to Firing Center Rd at I-82; E on Firing Center Rd to the main gate of the Yakima Training Center; S and E along the Yakima Training Center boundary to southern corner of the Yakima Training Center boundary on the Columbia River and the point of beginning.


GMU 373-HORSE HEAVEN (Benton and Yakima counties):

Beginning at the mouth of the Yakima River and Columbia River; SE down the Columbia River (Franklin-Benton and Benton-Walla Walla county lines) to the Washington-Oregon state line; W on the Columbia River (Washington-Oregon state line) from the southern junction of the Benton-Walla Walla county lines to Alder Creek (including all islands in the Columbia River north of the Oregon state line and between Alder Creek and the junction of the Benton-Walla Walla county lines); N on Alder Creek to SR 14; E on SR 14 to Alderdale Rd; N on the Alderdale Rd to Ridge Rd; W and S on Ridge Rd to Donaho Rd; W on Donaho Rd to Mabton-Bickleton Hwy (Glade Rd); N on Mabton-Bickleton Rd to the power transmission lines; SW on the power transmission lines to the power line access road in Section 3, T6N, R20E; N on power line access road to Yakama reservation Road 272 at the Yakama Indian reservation boundary; NE on the Yakama Indian reservation boundary to the Mabton-Sunnyside Rd; N on the Mabton-Sunnyside Rd to the Yakima River; E along the Yakima River the point of beginning.


GMU 379-Ringold (Franklin, Grant, and Adams counties):

Beginning at the Vernita Bridge on SR 24 and the west shore of the Columbia River (Grant-Benton county line); N and E on SR 24 to Muse Rd; E on Muse Rd to Mail Rd; E on Mail Rd to Scootney Rd; N on Scootney Rd to SR 17; S on SR 17 to US 395; S on US 395 through Pasco (via westbound I-182) to the US 395 Blue Bridge and the Franklin-Benton county line in the Columbia River; W and N along the Columbia River (Benton-Franklin county line) to the Vernita Bridge and the point of beginning.


GMU 381-Kahlotus (Franklin and Adams counties):

Beginning at the junction of SR 17 and SR 26; E on SR 26 to Old SR 26; E on Old SR 26 to the Palouse River (Whitman-Franklin county line); S down the Palouse River to Snake River (Franklin-Walla Walla county line); W and SW down the Snake River to the Columbia River (Franklin-Benton-Walla Walla county line junction); NW up the Columbia River (Franklin-Benton county line) to the US 395 Blue Bridge; N on US 395 through Pasco (via eastbound I-182) to SR 17; N on SR 17 to the SR 26 junction and the point of beginning.


GMU 382-EAST KLICKITAT (Klickitat County):

Beginning at the US Hwy 97 Bridge on the Columbia River at the town of Maryhill; N on US Hwy 97 to the Yakama Indian reservation at Satus Pass; E along the Yakama Indian reservation boundary to Yakama Reservation Rd 272 and the power line access road; S and E on the power line access road to the electrical transmission lines; N and E on the electrical transmission lines to the Mabton-Bickleton Hwy (Glade Rd); S on the Mabton-Bickleton Hwy to Donaho Rd; E on Donaho Rd to Ridge Rd; E and N on Ridge Rd to Alderdale Rd; SE and S on Alderdale Rd to SR 14; W on SR 14 to Alder Creek; S down Alder Creek to the Columbia River; W down the Columbia River to the US Hwy 97 Bridge at the town of Maryhill and the point of beginning including all islands in the Columbia River both north of the Washington-Oregon state line and between Alder Creek and the US Hwy 97 Bridge at Maryhill.


GMU 388-GRAYBACK (Klickitat County):

Beginning at the US Hwy 97 bridge crossing the Columbia River; W down the Columbia River to the mouth of the Klickitat River at the town of Lyle (including all islands in the Columbia River which are both north of the Washington state line and between the US Hwy 97 bridge and the Klickitat River); NW and N up the Klickitat River to the ((Fisher Hill Rd (P-2000) at the Fisher Hill bridge; N along Fisher Hill Rd to Lakeside Rd; N on Lakeside Rd to Glenwood-Goldendale Hwy; E and SE on Glenwood-Goldendale Hwy to Summit Creek Rd; NE on Summit Creek Rd to the)) Yakama Indian Reservation; E along the southern boundary of the Yakama Indian Reservation to US Hwy 97 (Satus Pass Hwy); S on US Hwy 97 to US Hwy 97 bridge crossing the Columbia River and the point of beginning.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 06-11-032 (Order 06-92), § 232-28-333, filed 5/8/06, effective 6/8/06; 06-02-063 (Order 05-271), § 232-28-333, filed 1/3/06, effective 2/3/06; 05-11-024 (Order 05-90), § 232-28-333, filed 5/10/05, effective 6/10/05; 05-02-046 (Order 04-327), § 232-28-333, filed 1/3/05, effective 2/3/05; 03-16-087 (Order 03-175), § 232-28-333, filed 8/5/03, effective 9/5/03; 03-06-110 (Order 03-23), § 232-28-333, filed 3/5/03, effective 4/5/03.]

OTS-2118.2


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

WAC 232-28-335   Game management units (GMUs) boundary descriptions -- Region five.  


GMU 501-LINCOLN (Lewis, Thurston, Pacific, and Grays Harbor counties):

Beginning at the intersection of I-5 and SR 6; west on SR 6 to Stevens Rd; NW on Stevens Rd to Elk Creek Rd at the town of Doty; W on Elk Creek Rd to Weyerhaeuser 7000 line; W and N on Weyerhaeuser 7000 line to Weyerhaeuser 7400 line; N on Weyerhaeuser 7400 line to Weyerhaeuser 7050 line; NE on Weyerhaeuser 7050 line to Weyerhaeuser 7000 line; NW and N on Weyerhaeuser 7000 line to the Weyerhaeuser 7800 line; N on Weyerhaeuser 7800 line to Weyerhaeuser 7800 F line; NE on Weyerhaeuser 7800 F line to Weyerhaeuser 720 line; E on Weyerhaeuser 720 line to Weyerhaeuser 723 line; NW on Weyerhaeuser 723 line to the Weyerhaeuser C line; NE on Weyerhaeuser C line to Garrard Creek Rd; NE on Garrard Creek Rd to South Bank Rd; E on South Bank Rd to North State St; N on North State St to US Hwy 12 at the town of Oakville; E on US Hwy 12 to I-5; S on I-5 to SR 6 and point of beginning.


GMU 503-RANDLE (Lewis County):

Beginning at the intersection of US Hwy 12 and the Rainier Timber 100 Mainline (Kosmos Rd, Old Champion Haul Rd); E on US Hwy 12 to SR 131; S on SR 131 to US Forest Service Rd 25; S on the US Forest Service Rd 25 to the Cispus River; W on the Cispus River to Rainier Timber 271 line; S on the Rainier Timber 271 line to the Rainier Timber 300 line; W on the Rainier Timber 300 line to the Rainier Timber 100 line; N on the Rainier Timber 100 line (Kosmos Rd) to US Hwy 12 and the point of beginning.


GMU 504-STELLA (Cowlitz County):

Beginning at the mouth of the Cowlitz River on the Columbia River; W down the Columbia River to the mouth of Germany Creek (including all islands in the Columbia River which are both north of the Washington-Oregon state line and between the Cowlitz River and Germany Creek); N up Germany Creek to SR 4; E on SR 4 to Germany Creek Rd; N on Germany Creek Rd to International Paper 1000 line; N on International Paper 1000 line to International Paper 1050 line; E on International Paper 1050 line to International Paper 2200 line; E and S on International Paper 2200 to Woodside Dr; NE on Woodside Dr to Delameter Rd; E on Delameter Rd to the three power lines; N along the three power lines to Weyerhaeuser 9312 line; E on Weyerhaeuser 9312 line to Growlers Gulch Rd; E on Growlers Gulch Rd to Public Highway 10 Rd; E along the Public Highway 10 Rd to the A Street bridge over the Cowlitz River at the town of Castle Rock; S down the Cowlitz River to the Columbia River and point of beginning.


GMU 505-MOSSYROCK (Lewis County):

Beginning on I-5 and the Cowlitz River; NE up the Cowlitz River to the Mayfield Dam; NE along the south shore of Mayfield Lake to the US Hwy 12 bridge; NE on US Hwy 12 to Winston Creek Rd; SE on Winston Creek Rd to Longbell Rd; E on Longbell Rd to Perkins Rd; NE on Perkins Rd to Green Mountain Rd; E on Green Mountain Rd to the outlet of Swofford Pond; E along the Swofford Pond outlet to Riffe Lake; E along the south shore of Riffe Lake to the Cowlitz River; up the Cowlitz River to the Rainier Timber 100 Mainline; N on the Rainier Timber 100 Mainline to US Hwy 12; W on US Hwy 12 to ((SR 7 at the town of Morton; N on SR 7)) Davis Lake Rd; N and W on Davis Lake Rd to Main St at town of Morton; W on Main St to SR 508; W on Highway 508 to Centralia-Alpha Rd; W and N on Centralia-Alpha Rd to Salzer Valley Rd; W on Salzer Valley Rd to Summa St at the town of Centralia; W on Summa St to Kresky Rd; N on Kresky Rd to Tower St; N on Tower St to SR 507; W on SR 507 (Cherry St, Alder St, and Mellen St) to I-5; S on I-5 to the Cowlitz River and point of beginning.


GMU 506-WILLAPA HILLS (Wahkiakum, Pacific and Lewis counties):

Beginning at SR 6 and 3rd St South at the town of Pe Ell; S on 3rd St South to Muller Rd; S on Muller Rd to Weyerhaeuser 1000 line; S on Weyerhaeuser 1000 line to Weyerhaeuser 1800 line; S on Weyerhaeuser 1800 line to Weyerhaeuser 500 line; SE on Weyerhaeuser 500 line to SR 407 (Elochoman Valley Rd) at Camp 2; S on SR 407 (Elochoman Valley Rd) to the Elochoman River; down the Elochoman River to Foster Rd; N on Foster Rd to Risk Rd; W and N along Risk Rd to SR 4; W on SR 4 to Skamokawa Creek; SW down Skamokawa Creek to the Columbia River; W along Columbia River to the mouth of the Deep River (including all islands in the Columbia River which are both north of the Washington state line and between Skamokawa Creek and Deep River); N along the Deep River to SR 4; NW on SR 4 to the Salmon Creek Rd; NE on Salmon Creek Rd to Weyerhaeuser 5000 line; N on Weyerhaeuser 5000 line to Weyerhaeuser 5800 line; NE on Weyerhaeuser 5800 line to power transmission line; (Section 21, T11N, R8W); E, NE, and then N on the power transmission line to the Trap Creek A Line; E and N on the Trap Creek A Line to SR 6; E on SR 6 to the town of Pe Ell and the point of beginning.


GMU 510-STORMKING (Lewis County):

Beginning on US Hwy 12 at the Silver Creek bridge; N up Silver Creek to Silverbrook Rd; E on Silverbrook Rd to US Forest Service Rd 47; N on US Forest Service Rd 47 to US Forest Service Rd 85; W and N on US Forest Service Rd 85 to US Forest Service Rd 52; N on US Forest Service Rd 52 to the Nisqually River; W down the Nisqually River to SR 7; S on Hwy 7 to ((US Hwy 12 at the town of Morton)) Main St at town of Morton; E on Main St to Davis Lake Rd; E on Davis Lake Rd to US Hwy 12; E on US Hwy 12 to the Silver Creek bridge and point of beginning.


GMU 513-SOUTH RAINIER (Lewis County):

Beginning on US Hwy 12 at the Silver Creek bridge; N up Silver Creek to Silverbrook Rd; E on Silverdale Rd to US Forest Service Rd 47; N on US Forest Service Rd 47 to US Forest Service Rd 85; W and N on US Forest Service Rd 85 to US Forest Service Rd 52; W and N on US Forest Service Rd 52 to the Nisqually River; E up the Nisqually River to the southern boundary of Mount Rainier National Park; E along the south park boundary to the Pacific Crest Trail (US Forest Service Trail 2000); S along the Pacific Crest Trail (US Forest Service Trail 2000) to US Hwy 12; W on US Hwy 12 to the Silver Creek bridge and point of beginning.


GMU 516-PACKWOOD (Lewis and Skamania counties):

Beginning at US Hwy 12 and Pacific Crest Trail at White Pass; S on Pacific Crest Trail (US Forest Service Trail 2000) to US Forest Service Trail 98 at Sheep Lake; W on US Forest Service Trail 98 to US Forest Service Rd 2160 at Walupt Lake; W on US Forest Service Rd 2160 to US Forest Service Rd 21; S and W on US Forest Service Rd 21 to US Forest Service Rd 23; S on US Forest Service Rd 23 to US Forest Service Trail 263; S and W on US Forest Service Trail 263 to US Forest Service Trail 261; S on US Forest Service Trail 261 to US Forest Service Trail 1; W on US Forest Service Trail 1 to US Forest Service Rd 99; W on US Forest Service Rd 99 to US Forest Service Rd 26; N on US Forest Service Rd 26 to US Forest Service Rd 2612; W on US Forest Service Rd 2612 to US Forest Service Trail 217; N and W on US Forest Service Trail 217 to Weyerhaeuser 2600 line; Weyerhaeuser 2600 line to Weyerhaeuser 2658 line; N on Weyerhaeuser 2658 line to Rainier Timber (Campbell Group) 430 line; N on Rainier Timber 430 line to the Rainier Timber Mainline 400 line; N and E on Rainier Timber Mainline 400 line to Rainier Timber 300 line; E on Rainier Timber 300 line to Rainier Timber 271 line; N on Rainier Timber 271 line to the Cispus River; E on the Cispus River to US Forest Service Rd 25; N on US Forest Service Rd 25 to SR 131; N on SR 131 to US Hwy 12; E on US Hwy 12 to the Pacific Crest Trail (US Forest Service Trail 2000) at White Pass and beginning.


GMU 520-WINSTON (Cowlitz, Lewis and Skamania counties):

Beginning at the bridge at intersection of I-5 and the Cowlitz River; S down the Cowlitz River to the Toutle River; E up the Toutle River to the South Fork Toutle River; SE up South Fork Toutle River to Johnson Creek; NE up Johnson Creek to Weyerhaeuser 4400 line; N along Weyerhaeuser 4400 line to Weyerhaeuser 2421 line; N along Weyerhaeuser 2421 line to Weyerhaeuser 2400 line; NW along Weyerhaeuser 2400 line to Alder Creek; NW down Alder Creek to North Fork Toutle River; W down the North Fork Toutle River to the Green River; E up the Green River to US Forest Service Rd 2612; E on US Forest Service Rd 2612 to US Forest Service Trail 217; N and W on US Forest Service Trail 217 to Weyerhaeuser 2600 line; W on Weyerhaeuser 2600 line to Weyerhaeuser 2658 line; N on Weyerhaeuser 2658 line to Rainier Timber (Campbell Group) 430 line; N on Rainier Timber 430 line to Rainier Timber 400 Mainline; N and E on Rainier Timber 400 Mainline to Rainier Timber 100 Mainline; N on Rainier Timber 100 Mainline to Cowlitz River; W down the Cowlitz River to Riffe Lake; W along the south shore to the Swofford Pond outlet; W along the Swofford Pond outlet to Green Mountain Rd; W on Green Mountain Rd to Perkins Rd; SW on Perkins Rd to Longbell Rd; W on Longbell Rd to Winston Creek Rd; NW on Winston Creek Rd to US Hwy 12; SW on US Hwy 12 to the Mayfield Lake bridge at Mayfield Lake; SW down the south shore of Mayfield Lake to the Cowlitz River at Mayfield Dam; SW down the Cowlitz River to I-5 bridge crossing the Cowlitz River and point of beginning.


GMU 522-LOO-WIT (Cowlitz and Skamania counties):

Beginning on the North Fork Toutle River at the mouth of Hoffstadt Creek; SE up the North Fork Toutle River to Deer Creek; SE up Deer Creek to Weyerhaeuser 3020 line; NW along Weyerhaeuser 3020 line to Weyerhaeuser 3000 line; E along Weyerhaeuser 3000 line to US Forest Service Trail 216G; SE along US Forest Service Trail 216G to the intersection of US Forest Service Trail 238 and US Forest Service Trail 216; S on US Forest Service Trail 238 to South Fork of the Toutle River; E along South Fork Toutle River to its headwaters and Mount St. Helens crater's edge; E along the Mount St. Helens crater's southern edge to the headwaters of Ape Canyon Creek; NE down Ape Canyon Creek to US Forest Service Trail 225 (Smith Creek Trail); N and NW on US Forest Service Trail 225 (Smith Creek Trail) to US Forest Service Rd 99; NE along US Forest Service Rd 99 to US Forest Service Rd 26; N on US Forest Service Rd 26 to US Forest Service Trail 1; W on US Forest Service Trail 1 to US Forest Service Trail 214; NW on US Forest Service Trail 214 to US Forest Service Trail 211; W on US Forest Service Trail 211 to Coldwater Creek; W down Coldwater Creek to Coldwater Lake; SW along the northwest shore of Coldwater Lake to the outlet of Coldwater Lake; SW down the outlet stream from Coldwater Lake to SR 504 bridge at mile post 45; W on SR 504 to Hoffstadt Creek Bridge on Hoffstadt Creek; S and W down Hoffstadt Creek to the North Fork Toutle River and point of beginning.


GMU 524-MARGARET (Cowlitz, Skamania and Lewis counties):

Beginning on the North Fork Toutle River at the mouth of the Green River; SE up the North Fork Toutle River to the mouth of Hoffstadt Creek; N and E up Hoffstadt Creek to the SR 504 bridge over Hoffstadt Creek; E on SR 504 to the bridge over the outlet to Coldwater Lake at mile post 45; NE up the outlet stream of Coldwater Lake to Coldwater Lake; NE along the northwest shoreline of Coldwater Lake to Coldwater Creek inlet; E up Coldwater Creek to US Forest Service Trail 211; NE on US Forest Service Trail 211 to US Forest Service Trail 214; SE on US Forest Service Trail 214 to US Forest Service Trail 1; E on US Forest Service Trail 1 to US Forest Service Rd 26; N on the US Forest Service Rd 26 (Ryan Lake Rd) to US Forest Service Rd 2612; W on US Forest Service Rd 2612 to the Green River; W down the Green River to its mouth on the North Fork of the Toutle River and point of beginning.


GMU 530-RYDERWOOD (Cowlitz, Lewis and Wahkiakum counties):

Beginning at Stevens Rd and SR 6, south of the town of Doty; E on SR 6 to I-5 at the town of Chehalis; S on I-5 to the Cowlitz River; S along the Cowlitz River to Public Hwy 10 on the A Street bridge at the town of Castle Rock; W on the Public Hwy 10 to Growler's Gulch Rd; W on Growler's Gulch Rd to Weyerhaeuser 9312 line; W on Weyerhaeuser 9312 line to three power lines; S on the three power lines to Delameter Rd; SW on Delameter Rd to Woodside Dr; SW on Woodside Dr to International Paper Rd 2200; N and W on International Paper Rd 2200 to International Paper Rd 1050; W on International Paper Rd 1050 to International Paper Rd 1000; S on International Paper Rd 1000 to the Germany Creek Rd; S on the Germany Creek Rd to SR 4; W on SR 4 to Germany Creek; S along Germany Creek to its mouth at the Columbia River; W along the Columbia River to Skamokawa Creek (including all islands in the Columbia River which are both north of the Washington state line and between Skamokawa Creek and Germany Creek); NE up Skamokawa Creek to SR 4; E on SR 4 to Risk Rd; SE on Risk Rd to Foster Rd; S on Foster Rd to the Elochoman River; SE up the Elochoman River to SR 407 (Elochoman Valley Rd); NE on SR 407 (Elochoman Valley Rd) to Weyerhaeuser 500 line at Camp 2; NW on Weyerhaeuser 500 line to Weyerhaeuser 1800 line; N on Weyerhaeuser 1800 line to Weyerhaeuser 1000 line; N on Weyerhaeuser 1000 line to Muller Rd; N on Muller Rd to 3rd St South in the town of Pe Ell; N on 3rd St South to SR 6 at the town of Pe Ell; N on SR 6 to Stevens Rd, south of the town of Doty, and the point of beginning.


GMU 550-COWEEMAN (Cowlitz County):

Beginning at the mouth of the Toutle River on the Cowlitz River; E along the Toutle River to the South Fork Toutle River; up the South Fork Toutle River to Weyerhaeuser 4100 line; E on Weyerhaeuser 4100 line to Weyerhaeuser 4950 line; S and E on Weyerhaeuser 4950 line to Weyerhaeuser 235 line; SE on Weyerhaeuser 235 line to Weyerhaeuser 200 line; W on Weyerhaeuser 200 line to Weyerhaeuser 240 line; SE on Weyerhaeuser 240 line to Weyerhaeuser 243 line; E on Weyerhaeuser 243 line to Weyerhaeuser 135A line; S on Weyerhaeuser 135A line to Weyerhaeuser 135 line; E on Weyerhaeuser 135 line to Weyerhaeuser 134 line; SW on Weyerhaeuser 134 line to Weyerhaeuser 133 line; SW on Weyerhaeuser 133 line to Weyerhaeuser 130 line; SW on Weyerhaeuser 130 line to Weyerhaeuser 1680 line; W on Weyerhaeuser 1680 line to Weyerhaeuser 1600 line; SE on Weyerhaeuser 1600 line to Weyerhaeuser 1400 line; W on Weyerhaeuser 1400 line to Weyerhaeuser 1420 line which is the Kalama/Coweeman Summit; SE on Weyerhaeuser 1420 line to Weyerhaeuser 1426 line; W on Weyerhaeuser 1426 line to Weyerhaeuser 1428 line; SW on Weyerhaeuser 1428 line to Weyerhaeuser 1429 line which turns into Weyerhaeuser 6400 line; SW down Weyerhaeuser 6400 line to Weyerhaeuser 6000 line; E on Weyerhaeuser 6000 line to Weyerhaeuser 6450 line; SE for approximately one mile on Weyerhaeuser 6450 line (crossing the Kalama River) to Weyerhaeuser 6452 line; SE on Weyerhaeuser 6452 line to Dubois Rd; SE on Dubois Rd to SR 503; W on SR 503 to Cape Horn Creek; SE down Cape Horn Creek to Merwin Reservoir; SW along the north shore of Merwin Reservoir to the Lewis River; SW down the Lewis River to the power transmission lines in Section 4, T5N, R2E; NW along the power transmission lines to Northwest Natural Gas Pipeline located east of the town of Kalama, approximately 1/2 mile east of China Gardens Rd; N up the Natural Gas Pipeline right of way to Ostrander Creek; W down Ostrander Creek to the Cowlitz River; N on the Cowlitz River to the Toutle River and point of beginning.


GMU 554-YALE (Cowlitz and Clark counties):

Beginning on SR 503 at its crossing of Cape Horn Creek; E on SR 503 to Weyerhaeuser 6600 line (Rock Creek Rd); NE on Weyerhaeuser 6600 line (Rock Creek Rd) to Weyerhaeuser 6690 Rd; N and E on Weyerhaeuser 6690 line to West Fork Speelyai Creek; SE down West Fork Speelyai Creek to the main stem of the Speelyai Creek; SW and SE down Speelyai Creek to SR 503; NE on SR 503 to Dog Creek; S down Dog Creek to Yale Reservoir; S and W along western shore of Reservoir to Yale Dam and the North Fork Lewis River; W along the northern shore of the North Fork Lewis River to State Route 503 bridge crossing; S and W along SR 503 to N.E. 221st Ave; N about 1/4 mile on N.E. 221st Ave to N.E. Cedar Creek Rd; W along N.E. Cedar Creek Rd to N.E. Pup Creek Rd; N on N.E. Pup Creek Rd to N.E. Buncome Hollow Rd; N about 1/4 mile on N.E. Buncome Hollow Rd to electrical transmission line; S and W on the electrical transmission line to the north shore of the North Fork Lewis River; NE along the north shore of the North Fork Lewis River to Merwin Reservoir at the Merwin Dam; NE along the north shore of Merwin Reservoir to Cape Horn Creek; NW up Cape Horn Creek to SR 503 and the point of beginning.


GMU 556-TOUTLE (Cowlitz County):

Beginning on the intersection of SR 503 (Lewis River Rd) and US Forest Service Rd 81 (Merrill Lake Rd); N on US Forest Service Rd 81 to Weyerhaeuser 7200 line; NW on Weyerhaeuser 7200 line to Weyerhaeuser 7400 line; N on Weyerhaeuser 7400 line to Weyerhaeuser 5500 line; E and N on Weyerhaeuser 5500 line to Weyerhaeuser 5670 line; N and E on Weyerhaeuser 5670 line to Weyerhaeuser 5660 line; N on Weyerhaeuser 5660 line about a 1/4 mile to the South Fork Toutle River; E on the South Fork Toutle River to US Forest Service Trail 238; N on US Forest Service Trail 238 to the intersection of US Forest Service Trail 216 and US Forest Service Trail 216G; NW on US Forest Service Trail 216G to Weyerhaeuser 3000 line; W on Weyerhaeuser 3000 line to Weyerhaeuser 3020 line; SE on Weyerhaeuser 3020 line to Deer Creek; NW down Deer Creek to the North Fork Toutle River; down the North Fork Toutle River to Alder Creek; up Alder Creek to Weyerhaeuser 2400 line; S on Weyerhaeuser 2400 line to Weyerhaeuser 2421 line; S on Weyerhaeuser 2421 line to Weyerhaeuser 4400 line; S and W along Weyerhaeuser 4400 line to Johnson Creek; S along Johnson Creek to the South Fork Toutle River; SE up the South Fork Toutle River to Weyerhaeuser 4100 line; E on Weyerhaeuser 4100 line to the Weyerhaeuser 4950 line; S and E on Weyerhaeuser 4950 line to Weyerhaeuser 235 line; SE on Weyerhaeuser 235 line to Weyerhaeuser 200 line; W on Weyerhaeuser 200 line to Weyerhaeuser 240 line; SE on Weyerhaeuser 240 line to Weyerhaeuser 243 line; E on Weyerhaeuser 243 line to Weyerhaeuser 135A line; S on Weyerhaeuser 135A line to Weyerhaeuser 135 line; E on Weyerhaeuser 135 line to Weyerhaeuser 134 line; SW on Weyerhaeuser 134 line to Weyerhaeuser 133 line; SW on Weyerhaeuser 133 line to Weyerhaeuser 130 line; SW on Weyerhaeuser 130 line to Weyerhaeuser 1680 line; W on Weyerhaeuser 1680 line to Weyerhaeuser 1600 line; SE on Weyerhaeuser 1600 line to Weyerhaeuser 1400 line; W on Weyerhaeuser 1400 line to Weyerhaeuser 1420 line which is the Kalama/Coweeman Summit; SE on Weyerhaeuser 1420 line to Weyerhaeuser 1426 line; W on Weyerhaeuser 1426 line to Weyerhaeuser 1428 line; SW on Weyerhaeuser 1428 line to Weyerhaeuser 1429 line; SW on Weyerhaeuser 1429 line to Weyerhaeuser 6400 line; SW on Weyerhaeuser 6400 line to Weyerhaeuser 6000 line; E on Weyerhaeuser 6000 line to Weyerhaeuser 6450 line; SE for approximately one mile on Weyerhaeuser 6450 line (crossing the Kalama River) to Weyerhaeuser 6452 line; SE on Weyerhaeuser 6452 line to Dubois Rd; SE on Dubois Rd to SR 503; E on SR 503 to Weyerhaeuser 6600 line (Rock Creek Rd); NE on Weyerhaeuser 6600 line (Rock Creek Rd) to Weyerhaeuser 6690 Rd; N and E on Weyerhaeuser 6690 line to West Fork Speelyai Creek; SE down West Fork Speelyai Creek to the main stem of Speelyai Creek; SW and SE down Speelyai Creek to SR 503; NE on SR 503 to US Forest Service Rd 81 and point of beginning.


GMU 560-LEWIS RIVER (Cowlitz, Skamania, Klickitat, Yakima and Lewis counties):

Beginning on SR 141 and Mount Adams Recreational Area Rd at the town of Trout Lake; N on the Mount Adams Recreational Area Rd to ((US Forest Service Rd 80 (Mount Adams Recreational Area Rd); N on US Forest Service Rd 80 (Mount Adams Recreational Area Rd) to)) US Forest Service Rd 82 (Mount Adams Recreational Area Rd); N on US Forest Service Road 82 to Yakama Indian Reservation boundary (Section 16, T7N, R11E); N along the Yakama Indian reservation boundary (Cascade Mountain Range Crest) to US Forest Service Trail 2000 (Pacific Crest Trail) in Section 3, T11N, R11E; S on US Forest Service Trail 2000 (Pacific Crest Trail) to US Forest Service Trail 98 at Sheep Lake; W on US Forest Service Trail 98 to US Forest Service Rd 2160 at Walupt Lake; W on US Forest Service Rd 2160 to US Forest Service Rd 21; S and W on US Forest Service Rd 21 to US Forest Service Rd 23; S on US Forest Service Rd 23 to US Forest Service Trail 263; S and W on US Forest Service Trail 263 to US Forest Service Trail 261; S on US Forest Service Trail 261 to US Forest Service Trail 1; W on US Forest Service Trail 1 to US Forest Service Rd 99; S and W on US Forest Service Rd 99 to US Forest Service Trail 225 (Smith Creek Trail); S on US Forest Service Trail 225 to Ape Canyon Creek; S and W up Ape Canyon Creek to Mount St. Helens crater's eastern edge; W along Mount St. Helens crater's southern edge to headwaters of S Fork Toutle River; W along S Fork Toutle River to Weyerhaeuser 5660 line; S along Weyerhaeuser 5660 line to Weyerhaeuser 5670 line; S and W on Weyerhaeuser 5670 line to Weyerhaeuser 5500 line; S and W on Weyerhaeuser 5500 line to Weyerhaeuser 7400 line; S and E on Weyerhaeuser 7400 line to Weyerhaeuser 7200 line; S and E on Weyerhaeuser 7200 line to US Forest Service Rd 81; S on US Forest Service Rd 81 to State Route 503; N and E on State Route 503 to Dog Creek; S down Dog Creek to the N shore of Yale Reservoir; E along N shore of Yale Reservoir to N Fork Lewis River; E up the Lewis River to Swift Dam and Swift Reservoir; E along the N shore of Swift Reservoir to N Fork Lewis River; E up N Fork Lewis River to US Forest Service Rd 90 Bridge (Eagle Cliff); E on US Forest Service Rd 90 to US Forest Service Rd 51 (Curly Creek Rd); SE on US Forest Service Rd 51 (Curly Creek Rd) to US Forest Service Rd 30; NE on US Forest Service Rd 30 to US Forest Service Rd 24; SE on US Forest Service Rd 24 to SR 141; NE on SR 141 to Mount Adams Recreational Area Rd, at the town of Trout Lake and point of beginning.


GMU 564-BATTLE GROUND (Clark, Skamania, and Cowlitz counties):

Beginning at the mouth of Ostrander Creek on the Cowlitz River; E up Ostrander Creek approximately 1 1/2 miles to the second Northwest Natural Gas Pipeline right of way crossing Ostrander Creek, east of the railroad crossing; S along the Northwest Natural Gas Pipeline right of way to the power transmission lines right of way located east of the town of Kalama, approximately 1/2 mile east of China Garden Rd; SE along the power transmission lines right of way across the north fork of the Lewis River in the northeast corner of Section 4, T5N, R2E to N.E. Buncome Hollow Rd; S on N.E. Buncome Hollow Rd to N.E. Pup Creek Rd; S on N.E. Pup Creek Rd to N.E. Cedar Creek Rd; E on N.E. Cedar Creek Rd to 221st Ave; S along 221st Ave about 1/4 mile to SR 503; SE along SR 503 to N.E. Amboy Rd; S on N.E. Amboy Rd to N.E. Yacolt Rd; E on Yacolt Rd to Railroad Ave; SE on Railroad Ave to Lucia Falls Rd; W on Lucia Falls Rd to Hantwick Rd; SE on Hantwick Rd to Basket Flats Rd; W on Basket Flats Rd to N.E. 197th Ave; S on N.E. 197th Ave to N.E. 279th St; W on N.E. 279th St to N.E. 182nd Ave; S on N.E. 182nd Ave to N.E. 259th St; E on N.E. 259th St to N.E. 220th Ave; S on N.E. 220th Ave to N.E. Cresap Rd; SE on N.E. Cresap Rd to N.E. 222nd Ave; S on N.E. 222nd Ave to N.E. Allworth Rd; E on N.E. Allworth Rd to NE 232nd Ave; S on N.E. 232nd Ave to N.E. 237th St; E on N.E. 237th St to N.E. 240th Ave; S on N.E. 240th Ave to N.E. Berry Rd; NE on N.E. Berry Rd to the DNR L-1410 Rd; SE on L-1410 Rd to the DNR L-1400 Rd; W on L-1400 Rd to N.E. Rawson Rd; W on N.E. Rawson Rd to N.E. Powell Rd; SW on N.E. Powell Rd to N.E. 212th Ave; S on N.E. 212th Ave to N.E. 109th St; E on N.E. 109th St to N.E. 222nd Ave; S on N.E. 222nd Ave to N.E. 83rd St; W on N.E. 83rd St to N.E. 217th Ave; S on N.E. 217th Ave to N.E. 68th St; E on N.E. 68th St to N.E. 232nd Ave; S on N.E. 232nd Ave to SR 500; SE on SR 500 to N.E. 53rd St; E on N.E. 53rd St to N.E. 292nd Ave; S on N.E. 292nd Ave to N.E. Ireland Rd; E on N.E. Ireland Rd to N.E. Stauffer Rd; SW on N.E. Stauffer Rd to N.E. 292nd Ave; S on N.E. 292nd Ave to N.E. Reilly Rd; SW on N.E. Reilly Rd to N.E. Blair Rd; SE on N.E. Blair Rd to N.E. Zeek Rd; E on N.E. Zeek Rd to N.E. 10th St; E on N.E. 10th St to N.E. 312th Ave; S on N.E. 312th Ave to N.E. 9th St; E on N.E. 9th St to N.E. 322nd Ave; N on N.E. 322nd Ave to N.E. Ammeter Rd; NE on N.E. Ammeter Rd approximately 1/8th mile to the power transmission lines; E along the northern margin of the power transmission lines to N.E. Hughes Rd; N on N.E. Hughes Rd to N.E. 392nd Ave; N on N.E. 392nd Ave to N.E. 28th St; E on N.E. 28th St to N.E. Miller Rd; NE on N.E. Miller Rd to N.E. 39th St; E on N.E. 39th St to Skye Rd; SE on Skye Rd to Washougal River Rd; S on Washougal River Rd ((to SR 140; SE on SR 140 to Cape Horn Rd)); S on Washougal River Rd to Canyon Creek Rd; SE on Canyon Creek Rd to Salmon Falls Rd; S on Salmon Falls Rd to SR 14; E on SR 14 to Cape Horn Rd; S on Cape Horn Rd to Columbia River; W down the Columbia River to the Cowlitz River (including all islands in the Columbia River which are both on the Washington side of the state line and between Cape Horn Rd and the Cowlitz River); N along Cowlitz River to Ostrander Creek and point of beginning.


GMU 568-WASHOUGAL (Clark and Skamania counties):

Beginning on the Lewis River at SR 503; E on Lewis River (Cowlitz-Clark County line) to Canyon Creek; SE along Canyon Creek to N.E. Healy Rd; E on N.E. Healy Rd to US Forest Service Rd 54; E on US Forest Service Rd 54 to US Forest Service Rd 37; NW on US Forest Service Rd 37 to US Forest Service Rd 53; S on US Forest Service Rd 53 to US Forest Service Rd 4205 (Gumboat Rd); S on US Forest Service Rd 4205 to US Forest Service Rd 42 (Green Fork Rd); SW on US Forest Service Rd 42 to US Forest Service Rd 41 at Sunset Falls; E on US Forest Service Rd 41 to ((US Forest Service Rd 406 at Little Lookout Mountain; SE on US Forest Service Rd 406 to the boundary of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest; due E on the national forest boundary to Rock Creek; SE along Rock Creek)) Hemlock Rd; E on Hemlock Rd to the Hemlock Rd bridge over the Wind River; SE down the Wind River to the Columbia River ((at the town of Stevenson)); W down the Columbia River to the Cape Horn Rd (including all islands in the Columbia River which are both on the Washington side of the state line and between Cape Horn Rd and ((Rock Creek)) and the Wind River); N on Cape Horn Rd to SR ((140; W on SR 140)) 14; W on SR 14 to Salmon Falls Rd; N on Salmon Falls Rd to Canyon Creek Rd; NW on Canyon Creek Rd to Washougal River Rd; E on Washougal River Rd to Skye Rd; NW on Skye Rd to N.E. 39th St; W on N.E. 39th St to N.E. Miller Rd; SW on N.E. Miller Rd to N.E. 28th St; W on N.E. 28th St to N.E. 392nd Ave; S on N.E. 392nd Ave to N.E. Hughes Rd; S on N.E. Hughes Rd approximately 1/8th mile to the power transmission lines; W along the northern margin of the power transmission lines to N.E. Ammeter Rd; SW on N.E. Ammeter Rd to N.E. 322nd Ave; S on N.E. 322nd Ave to N.E. 9th St; W on N.E. 9th St to N.E. 312th Ave; N on N.E. 312th Ave to N.E. 10th St; W on N.E. 10th St to N.E. Zeek Rd; W on N.E. Zeek Rd to N.E. Blair Rd; NW on N.E. Blair Rd to N.E. Reilly Rd; NE on N.E. Reilly Rd to N.E. 292nd Ave; NE on N.E. 292nd Ave to N.E. Stauffer Rd; NE on N.E. Stauffer Rd to N.E. Ireland Rd; W on N.E. Ireland Rd to N.E. 292nd Ave; N on N.E. 292nd Ave to N.E. 53rd St; W on N.E. 53rd St to SR 500; NW on SR 500 to N.E. 232nd Ave; N on N.E. 232nd Ave to N.E. 68th St; W on N.E. 68th St to N.E. 217th Ave; N on N.E. 217th Ave to N.E. 83rd St; E on N.E. 83rd St to N.E. 222nd Ave; N on N.E. 222nd Ave to NE 109th St; W on N.E. 109th St to N.E. 212th Ave; N on N.E. 212th Ave to N.E. Powell Rd; NE on N.E. Powell Rd to N.E. Rawson Rd; E on Rawson Rd to DNR L-1400 Rd; E on DNR L-1400 Rd to DNR L-1410 Rd; NW on DNR L-1410 Rd to N.E. Berry Rd; SW on N.E. Berry Rd to N.E. 240th Ave; N on N.E. 240th Ave to N.E. 237th St; W on N.E. 237th St to N.E. 232nd Ave; N on N.E. 232nd Ave to N.E. Allworth Rd; W on N.E. Allworth Rd to N.E. 222nd Ave; N on N.E. 222nd Ave to N.E. Cresap Rd; NW on N.E. Cresap Rd to N.E. 220th Ave; N on N.E. 220th Ave to N.E. 259th St; W on N.E. 259th St to N.E. 182nd Ave; N on N.E. 182nd Ave to N.E. 279th St; E on N.E. 279th St to N.E. 197th Ave; N on N.E. 197th Ave to N.E. Basket Flats Rd; E on N.E. Basket Flats Rd to N.E. Hantwick Rd; NW on N.E. Hantwick Rd to Lucia Falls Rd; E on Lucia Falls Rd to Railroad Ave; NW on Railroad Ave to N.E. Yacolt Rd; W on N.E. Yacolt Rd to N.E. Amboy Rd; N on N.E. Amboy Rd to N.E. 221st Ave; N on 221st Ave to SR 503; NE along SR 503 to the Lewis River and point of beginning.


GMU 572-SIOUXON (Skamania and Clark counties):

Beginning at the Yale Dam at Yale Lake; N then E along the shore of Yale Lake to the Lewis River; NE along the Lewis River to Swift Reservoir; E along the north shore Swift Reservoir to US Forest Service Rd 90 at the Eagle Cliff bridge; E on US Forest Service Rd 90 to US Forest Service Rd 51 (Curly Creek Rd); SE on US Forest Service Rd 51 to US Forest Service Rd 30 (Wind River Rd); N on US Forest Service Rd 30 to US Forest Service Rd 24 (Twin Butte Rd); S on US Forest Service Rd 24 to US Forest Service Rd 60 (Carson Guler Rd); SW on US Forest Service Rd 60 to US Forest Service Rd 65; SW on US Forest Service Rd 65 to the US Forest Service Rd 6517 (Warren Gap Rd); W on US Forest Service Rd 6517 to the Wind River Rd; ((NW)) S on the Wind River Rd to Hemlock Rd at the town of Stabler; W on Hemlock Rd to US Forest Service Rd 41 (Sunset-Hemlock Rd); W on the US Forest Service Rd 41 to US Forest Service Road 42 (Green Fork Rd) at Sunset Falls; NE on US Forest Service Rd 42 to US Forest Service Rd 4205 (Gumboat Rd); N on US Forest Service Rd 4205 to US Forest Service Rd 53; NW on US Forest Service Rd 53 to US Forest Service Rd 54 (N.E. Healy Rd); W on US Forest Service Rd 54 to Canyon Creek; N down Canyon Creek to the Lewis River; NE up the Lewis River to the Yale Dam and the point of beginning.


GMU 574-WIND RIVER (Skamania and Klickitat counties):

Beginning at ((SR 141 and US Forest Rd 86, SW of)) the town of Trout Lake; S on ((US Forest Service Rd 86 to US Forest Service Rd 1840; S on US Forest Service Rd 1840 to US Forest Service Rd 18 (Oklahoma Rd); S on US Forest Service Rd 18 to Willard Rd, at the town of Willard; E on Willard Rd to the Little White Salmon River; S down the Little)) SR 141 to the SR 141 bridge over the White Salmon River at Husum; S on the White Salmon River to the Columbia River; W down the Columbia River to the mouth of ((Rock Creek)) the Wind River (including all islands in the Columbia River that are both north of the Washington state line and between the ((Little)) White Salmon River and ((Rock Creek)) the Wind River); NW ((along Rock Creek through the town of Stevenson to the southern boundary of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest; W along the southern boundary of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest to US Forest Service Rd 4100-406; NW on US Forest Service Rd 4100-406 to the US Forest Service Rd 41 (Sunset-Mowich Rd) at Little Lookout Mountain; E on US Forest Service Rd 41 to Hemlock Rd; E on Hemlock Rd to Wind River Rd at the town of Stabler; SE on Wind River Rd to Old State Rd; E on Old State Rd to)) up the Wind River to the Hemlock Rd bridge over the Wind River; E on Hemlock Rd to the Wind River Rd; N on the Wind River Rd to the US Forest Service Rd 6517 (Warren Gap Rd); E on the US Forest Service Rd 6517 to US Forest Service Rd 65 (Panther Creek Rd); N on US Forest Service Rd 65 to US Forest Service Road 60 (Carson-Guler); NE on US Forest Service 60 to US Forest Service 24 (also called Carson-Guler); E on US Forest Service Rd 24 to SR 141; NE((, E and SE)) on SR 141 to ((US Forest Service Rd 86, SW of)) the town of Trout Lake, and the point of beginning.


GMU 578-WEST KLICKITAT (Klickitat((,)) and Yakima((, and Skamania)) counties):

Beginning at the mouth of the ((Little)) White Salmon River on the Columbia River; N up the ((Little)) White Salmon River to ((Willard Road bridge, E of Willard; W on Willard Rd to US Forest Service Rd 18 (Oklahoma Rd); N on US Forest Service Rd 18 to US Forest Service 1840; N on US Forest Service Rd 1840 to US Forest Service Rd 86; N on US Forest Service Road 86 to SR 141; NE on )) the SR 141 bridge over the White Salmon River at Husum; N on SR 141 to Mount Adams Recreation Area Road, at the town of Trout Lake; N on the Mount Adams Recreational Area Rd to ((US Forest Service Rd 80 (Mount Adams Recreational Area Rd); N on US Forest Service Rd 80 (Mount Adams Recreational Area Rd) to)) US Forest Service Rd 82 (Mount Adams Recreational Area Rd); N on US Forest Service Road 82 to Yakama Indian Reservation boundary (Section 16, T7N, R11E); S along the Yakama Indian Reservation boundary to the Reservation's SW corner at King Mountain (Section 27, T7N, R11E); E along the Yakama Indian Reservation boundary to the end of King Mountain Rd, about 1 mile; N along the Yakama Indian Reservation boundary to its corner in Section 2, T7N, R11E; E along the Yakama Indian Reservation boundary to the NE corner of Section 4, T7N, R12E; SE along the Yakama Indian Reservation boundary to ((Summit Creek Rd; SW on Summit Creek Rd to Glenwood-Goldendale Hwy; NW on Glenwood-Goldendale Hwy to Lakeside Rd; S on Lakeside Rd to Fisher Hill Rd (P-2000); S on Fisher Hill Rd to the Fisher Hill bridge crossing)) the Klickitat River; S and SW down the Klickitat River to the Columbia River; W down the Columbia River to the mouth of the ((Little)) White Salmon River and the point of beginning (including all islands in the Columbia River which are both north of the Washington state line and between the Klickitat River and the ((Little)) White Salmon River).

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047, 77.12.020, 77.12.570, 77.12.210. 07-11-017 (Order 07-62), § 232-28-335, filed 5/3/07, effective 6/3/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 06-11-032 (Order 06-92), § 232-28-335, filed 5/8/06, effective 6/8/06; 06-02-063 (Order 05-271), § 232-28-335, filed 1/3/06, effective 2/3/06; 05-11-022 (Order 05-89), § 232-28-335, filed 5/10/05, effective 6/10/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047 and 77.12.020. 04-11-036 (Order 04-98), § 232-28-335, filed 5/12/04, effective 6/12/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 03-16-087 (Order 03-175), § 232-28-335, filed 8/5/03, effective 9/5/03; 03-06-110 (Order 03-23), § 232-28-335, filed 3/5/03, effective 4/5/03.]

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AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 05-271, filed 1/3/06, effective 2/3/06)

WAC 232-28-336   Game management units (GMUs) boundary descriptions -- Region six.  


GMU 601-HOKO (Clallam County):

Beginning on the Makah Indian reservation boundary and the Strait of Juan de Fuca; SE along the shore of the Strait of Juan de Fuca to the mouth of the Hoko River; S along the Hoko River to SR 112; SE on SR 112 to the Hoko-Ozette Rd; SW on the Hoko-Ozette Rd to the Olympic National Park boundary near Ozette; N along the Olympic National Park boundary to the Makah Indian reservation boundary; E and N along the Makah Indian reservation boundary to the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the point of beginning.


GMU 602-DICKEY (Clallam County):

Beginning at the mouth of the Hoko River and the Strait of Juan de Fuca; SE along the shore of the Strait of Juan de Fuca to the mouth of the Clallam River; S along the Clallam River to SR 112; S on SR 112 to the Burnt Mountain Rd (SR 113); S on the Burnt Mountain Rd (SR 113) to US Hwy 101 at the town of Sappho; SW on US Hwy 101 to the LaPush Rd; SW on the LaPush Rd to the Olympic National Park boundary; N along the Olympic National Park boundary to the Hoko-Ozette Rd; NE on the Hoko-Ozette Rd to SR 112; NW on SR 112 to the Hoko River; NW on the Hoko River to its mouth on the Strait of Juan De Fuca and the point of beginning.


GMU 603-PYSHT (Clallam County):

Beginning at the mouth of the Clallam River on Strait of Juan de Fuca; E along the shore of the Strait of Juan de Fuca to the mouth of the Elwha River; S along the Elwha River to the Olympic National Park boundary; W along the Olympic National Park boundary to one mile west of Lake Crescent; S on the Olympic National Park boundary to US Hwy 101; W on US Hwy 101 to the Burnt Mountain Rd (SR 113); N on the Burnt Mountain Rd (SR 113) to SR 112; N on SR 112 to the Clallam River; N along the Clallam River to its mouth and the point of beginning.


GMU 607-SOL DUC (Clallam County):

Beginning at US Hwy 101 at the town of Sappho; E on US Hwy 101 to the Olympic National Park boundary; S and W along the Olympic National Park boundary to the Bogachiel River; W along the Bogachiel River to US Hwy 101; N on US Hwy 101, through the town of Forks, to the town of Sappho and the point of beginning.


GMU 612-GOODMAN (Jefferson and Clallam counties):

Beginning approximately two miles east of the town of LaPush on the Olympic National Park boundary and LaPush Rd intersection; NE on LaPush Rd to US Hwy 101 at the town of Forks; S on US Hwy 101, across the Hoh River, and west to Olympic National Park Boundary; N on the Olympic National Park boundary to LaPush Rd and the point of beginning.


GMU 615-CLEARWATER (Jefferson County):

Beginning on US Hwy 101 and the Bogachiel River; E along the Bogachiel River to the Olympic National Park boundary; SE and W on the Olympic National Park boundary to the Quinault Indian reservation boundary; W on the Quinault Indian reservation boundary to the Olympic National Park boundary; N along the Olympic National Park boundary to US Hwy 101; E, N, and W on US Hwy 101 to the Bogachiel River and the point of beginning.


GMU 618-MATHENY (Jefferson and Grays Harbor counties):

Beginning at the boundary junction of Olympic National Park and the Quinault Indian reservation, east of the Queets River Rd; N, E, S, and W along the Olympic National Park boundary to the park and Quinault Indian reservation boundary junction north of Lake Quinault; NW along the Quinault Indian reservation boundary to its junction with the boundary of Olympic National Park, east of the Queets River Rd, and the point of beginning, including the Olympic National Forest land and private land one mile west of Lake Quinault and bounded by the Olympic National Park and the Quinault Indian reservation.


GMU 621-OLYMPIC (Jefferson, Clallam and Mason counties):

Beginning at the Olympic National Park boundary and the Elwha River; N along the Elwha River to US Hwy 101; E on US Hwy 101, through Port Angeles and Sequim, to the Chimacum Center Rd at the town of Quilcene; N on the Chimacum Center Rd to the East Quilcene Rd; E on the East Quilcene Rd to Quilcene Bay; S along the shore of Quilcene Bay to Dabob Bay; S along the shore of Dabob Bay to Hood Canal; SW along the shore of Hood Canal to Finch Creek; upstream on Finch Creek to US Hwy 101; S on US Hwy 101 to SR 119; W on SR 119 to Standstill Dr (Power Dam Rd); W on Standstill Dr (Power Dam Rd) to Upper Cushman Dam and the shore of Lake Cushman; NW on the west shore of Lake Cushman to the North Fork Skokomish River; N along the North Fork Skokomish River to the Olympic National Park boundary; N and W on the Olympic National Park boundary to the Elwha River and the point of beginning.


GMU 624-COYLE (Clallam and Jefferson counties):

Beginning at the mouth of the Elwha River and the Strait of Juan de Fuca; north from the mouth of the Elwha River to the Clallam county line in the Strait of Juan De Fuca; NE on the Clallam county line to Clallam-San Juan county line; NE on the Clallam-San Juan county line to the Jefferson-San Juan county line; NE on the Jefferson-San Juan county line to the Jefferson-Island county line; S then SE on the Jefferson-Island county line to the Kitsap-Island county line; SE on the Kitsap-Island county line to a point due east of Point No Point; W from the Kitsap-Island county line to Point No Point; NW, S, N, and SW along the coast of the Kitsap peninsula to Cougar Spit; W from Cougar Spit to Finch Creek at the town of Hoodsport; NE along the east shore of Hood Canal to Dabob Bay; N along the shore of Dabob Bay and Quilcene Bay to East Quilcene Rd; W on East Quilcene Rd to the Chimacum Center Rd; S on Chimacum Center Rd to US Hwy 101; N and W on US Hwy 101 through Sequim and Port Angeles to the Elwha River; N down the Elwha River to its mouth and the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the point of beginning.


GMU 627-KITSAP (Kitsap, Mason, and Pierce counties):

Beginning at the Hood Canal Bridge; E, S, N, and SE along the shore of the Kitsap peninsula to Point No Point; due E from Point No Point to Kitsap-Island county line in the Puget Sound; S along the Kitsap-Island county line to the Kitsap-Snohomish county line; S along the Kitsap-Snohomish county line to Kitsap-King county line; S along the Kitsap-King county line to the King-Pierce county line; S on the King-Pierce county line to the outlet of the Tacoma Narrows; S through the Tacoma Narrows, past Fox Island (which is included in this GMU), to Carr Inlet; NW up Carr Inlet around McNeil and Gertrude Islands (which are excluded from this GMU), to Pitt Passage; SW through Pitt Passage and Drayton Passage to the Pierce-Thurston county line in the Nisqually Reach; NW along the Pierce-Thurston county line to the Pierce-Mason county line; NW on the Pierce-Mason county line in the Nisqually Reach to North Bay; along the east shore of North Bay to SR 3 at the town of Allyn; N on SR 3 to the Old Belfair Hwy at the town of Belfair; N on the Old Belfair Hwy to the Bear Creek-Dewatto Rd; W on the Bear Creek-Dewatto Rd to the Dewatto Rd West; N along the Dewatto Rd to its intersection with the Albert Pfundt Rd; N on the Albert Pfundt Rd to Anderson Creek; E down Anderson Creek to the east shore of the Hood Canal; N from Anderson Creek along the east shore of Hood Canal to the Hood Canal bridge and the point of beginning.


GMU 633-MASON (Mason and Kitsap counties):

Beginning at the mouth of Anderson Creek on the eastern shore of Hood Canal; W along Anderson Creek to Albert Pfundt Rd; S on the Albert Pfundt Rd to West Dewatto Rd; S on West Dewatto Rd to Bear Creek-Dewatto Rd; E along Bear Creek-Dewatto Rd to Old Belfair Hwy; S on Old Belfair Hwy to SR 3 at the town of Belfair; S on SR 3 to North Bay at the town of Allyn; N along the west shore of North Bay; S along the east shore of North Bay to Pierce-Mason county line at Case Inlet; SE along the Pierce-Mason county line through Case Inlet to the Mason-Thurston county line; W along the Mason-Thurston county line through Dana Passage, Squaxin Passage, and Totten Inlet to US Hwy 101 at Oyster Bay; N on US Hwy 101 Finch Creek at the town of Hoodsport; E from Finch Creek across Hood Canal to Cougar Spit on the east shore of the Hood Canal; N from Cougar Spit along the east shore of Hood Canal to the mouth of Anderson Creek and the point of beginning.


GMU 636-SKOKOMISH (Grays Harbor and Mason counties):

Beginning on the Olympic Park boundary and the North Fork Skokomish River; S along the North Fork Skokomish River to Lake Cushman; SE along the west shore of Lake Cushman to Standstill Dr (Power Dam Rd) at the Upper Cushman Dam; E on the Standstill Dr to SR 119; SE on Lake Cushman Rd to US Hwy 101 at the town of Hoodsport; S on US Hwy 101 to the Shelton-Matlock Rd at the town of Shelton; W on the Shelton-Matlock Rd to the Matlock-Brady Rd; S on the Matlock-Brady Rd to Deckerville Rd south of the town of Matlock; W on Deckerville Rd to Boundary Rd (Middle Satsop Rd); W and S on Boundary Rd (Middle Satsop Rd) to Kelly Rd; N on Kelly Rd to US Forest Service Rd 2368 (Simpson Timber 500 line); N on US Forest Service Rd 2368 (Simpson Timber 500 line) to US Forest Service Rd 2260 (Simpson Timber 600 line); W on US Forest Service Rd 2260 (Simpson Timber 600 line) to Wynoochee Rd (US Forest Service Rd 22); NW and W on US Forest Service Rd 22 (Wynoochee Rd) to US Forest Service Rd 2294, 1/4 mile east of Big Creek; NW on US Forest Service Rd 2294 which parallels Big Creek, to junction with US Forest Service Rd 2281; W on US Forest Service Rd 2281, to the watershed divide between the Humptulips River watershed and the Wynoochee River watershed; N on the ridge between the Humptulips River watershed and Wynoochee River watershed to Olympic National Park boundary; E along the Olympic National Park boundary to the north fork of the Skokomish River and the point of beginning.


GMU 638-QUINAULT RIDGE (Grays Harbor and Jefferson counties):

Beginning on the Olympic National Park boundary and the Quinault Indian reservation boundary at the northwest corner of Lake Quinault; NE along the west shore of Lake Quinault to the Quinault River; NE on the Olympic National Park boundary, along the Quinault River, to the Olympic National Park boundary west of Bunch Creek; S and NE on the Olympic National Park boundary to the ridge between the Wynoochee River watershed and Humptulips River watershed; S along the ridge between the Humptulips River watershed and the Wynoochee River watershed to its intersection with US Forest Service Rd 2281; E along US Forest Service Rd 2281 to US Forest Service Rd 2294; SE on US Forest Service Rd 2294, paralleling Big Creek, to US Forest Service Rd 22 (Donkey Creek Rd); W on the US Forest Service Rd 22 (Donkey Creek Rd) to US Hwy 101; N on US Hwy 101 to the Quinault Indian reservation boundary; NE on the reservation boundary to Lake Quinault; NW along the south shore of Lake Quinault to the Olympic National Park boundary and the point of beginning.


GMU 642-COPALIS (Grays Harbor County):

Beginning at the Quinault Indian reservation and US Hwy 101 south of Lake Quinault; S on US Hwy 101 to the Hoquiam River in the city of Hoquiam; S along the Hoquiam River to the north shore of Grays Harbor; W along the north shore of Grays Harbor to the Pacific Ocean; N along the shore of the Pacific Ocean to the Quinault Indian reservation boundary; E and NE along the Quinault Indian reservation to US Hwy 101 south of Lake Quinault and the point of beginning.


GMU 648-WYNOOCHEE (Grays Harbor County):

Beginning at the junction of US Hwy 101 and the Donkey Creek Rd; NE along the Donkey Creek Rd (US Forest Service Rd 22) to its junction with the Donkey Creek-Grisdale Rd; continuing E on this road (US Forest Service Rd 22) to Camp Grisdale (south of Wynoochee Lake); S along the Wynoochee Rd (US Forest Service Rd 22) to US Forest Service Rd 2260 (Simpson Timber 600 line); E on US Forest Service Rd 2260 (Simpson Timber 600 line) to US Forest Service Rd 2368 (Simpson Timber 500 line); S on US Forest Service Rd 2368 (Simpson Timber 500 line) to Kelly Rd; S on Kelly Rd to Boundary Rd (Middle Satsop Rd); S on Boundary Rd (Middle Satsop Rd) to Cougar Smith Rd; W on Cougar Smith Rd to the west fork of the Satsop River; S down the west fork Satsop River to the Satsop River; S down the Satsop River to US Hwy 12; W along US Hwy 12 to its junction with US Hwy 101 in the town of Aberdeen; SE along US Hwy 101 to the north shore of the Chehalis River; W along the north shore of the Chehalis River to the north shore of Grays Harbor; W along the north shore of Grays Harbor to the mouth of the Hoquiam River; N up the Hoquiam River to US Hwy 101; W and N along US Hwy 101 to its junction with the Donkey Creek Rd (US Forest Service Rd 22) and the point of beginning. INCLUDES Rennie Island.


GMU 651-SATSOP (Grays Harbor, Mason and Thurston counties):

Beginning at the US Hwy 12 bridge on the Satsop River; N up the Satsop River to its junction with the west fork of the Satsop River; N up the west fork of the Satsop River to Cougar Smith Rd; E on Cougar Smith Rd to Boundary Rd (Middle Satsop Rd); N and E on Boundary Rd (Middle Satsop Rd) to Deckerville Rd; E on Deckerville Rd to Matlock-Brady Rd; N on Matlock-Brady Rd to the town of Matlock; E on Shelton-Matlock Rd to its junction with US Hwy 101 west of the town of Shelton; S on US Hwy 101 to its junction with SR 8; W on SR 8 to its junction with US Hwy 12; W along US Hwy 12 to bridge over the Satsop River and the point of beginning.


GMU 652-PUYALLUP (Pierce and King counties):

Beginning at Redondo Junction on the shore of Puget Sound and Redondo Way South; SE on Redondo Way South to SR 509; E on SR 509 to Pacific Hwy South (Old Hwy 99) (SR 99); S on Pacific Hwy South to SR 18 at the city of Auburn; E on SR 18 to SR 164; SE on SR 164 to SR 410 (Chinook Pass Hwy) at the town of Enumclaw; E on SR 410 to the second set of power transmission lines near the Mud Mountain Dam Rd; SW on the power transmission lines to the White River; NW along the White River to the Kapowsin Tree Farm ownership line (along west line of Section 6, T19N, R7E); W and S along the Kapowsin Tree Farm ownership line to South Prairie Creek (Section 14, T19N, R6E); S up South Prairie Creek to the first intersection with a power transmission line; SW on this power transmission line to Orville Rd East at the Puyallup River; S on Orville Rd East to SR 161; S on SR 161 to the Mashel River; down the Mashel River to the Nisqually River (Pierce-Thurston county line); NW along the Nisqually River, which is the Pierce-Thurston county line, to the Nisqually Reach in the Puget Sound; NW along the Thurston-Pierce county line in the Nisqually Reach to a point on the Thurston-Pierce county line southeast of Drayton Passage Channel; NE through Drayton Passage and Pitt Passage to Carr Inlet; E and S around McNeil Island to a point southwest of the Tacoma Narrows (including McNeil, Gertrude, Anderson and Ketron Islands); NE through the Tacoma Narrows to a point on the Pierce-King county line northeast of the main channel of the Tacoma Narrows; E on the Pierce-King county line to the point where the county line turns southeast, northwest of Dash Point; E to Redondo Junction on the eastern shore of the Puget Sound and the point of beginning.


GMU 653-WHITE RIVER (King and Pierce counties):

Beginning at the lookout station at Grass Mountain mainline (US Forest Service Rd 7110) and the city of Tacoma Green River Watershed boundary; E on the Green River Watershed boundary to US Forest Service Rd 7032; E along US Forest Service Rd 7032 to US Forest Service Rd 7030; SE along US Forest Service Rd 7030 to Forest Service Rd 7036; SE along US Forest Service Rd 7036 to US Forest Service Rd 7038; SE on US Forest Service Rd 7038 to US Forest Service Trail 2000 (Pacific Crest Trail) at its closest point to US Forest Service Rd 7038 near Windy Gap north of Pyramid Peak; S on the (US Forest Service Trail 2000) Pacific Crest Trail to the Mount Rainier National Park boundary at Chinook Pass; N and W on the Mount Rainier National Park boundary to the Carbon River; NW down the Carbon River to the power transmission line; NE along the power transmission line to South Prairie Creek; N along South Prairie Creek to intersection with Kapowsin Tree Farm ownership line (Section 14, T19N, R6E); E and N along Kapowsin Tree Farm ownership line to the White River (along west line of Section 6, T19N, R7E); SE along the White River to the power transmission lines on the north side of the White River near Mud Mountain Dam Rd; NE on the power transmission lines to SR 410; E on SR 410 to US Forest Service Rd 7110; N on US Forest Service Rd 7110 to the city of Tacoma Green River Watershed and the point of beginning.


GMU 654-MASHEL (Pierce County):

Beginning at the power transmission line at the Puyallup River Bridge on Orville Rd East; NE on the power transmission line to the Carbon River; SE along the Carbon River to the west boundary of Mt. Rainier National Park; S on the Mt. Rainier National Park boundary to the Nisqually River; W down the Nisqually River to the mouth of the Mashel River; N up the Mashel River to the SR 161 bridge (Eatonville-LaGrande Rd); N on SR 161 through Eatonville to Orville Rd East (Kapowsin-Eatonville Rd); N on Orville Rd East to the Puyallup River bridge and the point of beginning.


GMU 658-NORTH RIVER (Grays Harbor and Pacific counties):

Beginning at the Pacific Ocean and the south shore of Grays Harbor at the Westport Jetty; E along the south shore of Grays Harbor to the mouth of the Chehalis River at the town of Aberdeen; E up the Chehalis River to the US Hwy 101 bridge and US Hwy 101; S on US Hwy 101 to the Willapa River at the town of Raymond; W down the Willapa River to Willapa Bay; W along the north shore of Willapa Bay to the Pacific Ocean; N along the Pacific Ocean to the south shore of Grays Harbor at the Westport Jetty and the point of beginning.


GMU 660-MINOT PEAK (Grays Harbor and Pacific counties):

Beginning at the intersection of US Hwy 12 and US Hwy 101 at the town of Aberdeen; E and S on US Hwy 12 to North State St at the town of Oakville; S on North State St to South Bank Rd; W on South Bank Rd to Garrard Creek Rd; SW on Garrard Creek Rd to Oakville-Brooklyn Rd; W on Oakville-Brooklyn Rd to North River Valley Rd; W on North River Valley Rd to Smith Creek Rd; W on Smith Creek Rd to US Hwy 101; N on US Hwy 101 to US Hwy 12 at the town of Aberdeen and the point of beginning.


GMU 663-CAPITOL PEAK (Grays Harbor and Thurston counties):

Beginning at US Hwy 12 and SR 8 at the town of Elma; E on SR 8 to US Hwy 101; E on US Hwy 101 to Delphi Rd SW; S on Delphi Road SW to 110th Ave SW; E on 110th Ave SW to Littlerock Rd; S on Littlerock Rd to US Hwy 12; NW on US Hwy 12 to SR 8 at the town of Elma and the point of beginning.


GMU 666-DESCHUTES (Thurston County):

Beginning on US Hwy 101 at the Mason-Thurston county line southeast of Oyster Bay; NE on the Mason-Thurston county line, through Totten Inlet, Squaxin Passage and Dana Passage, to the Pierce-Thurston county line in the Nisqually Reach; SE through the Nisqually Reach along the Pierce-Thurston county line to the mouth of the Nisqually River; SE on the Nisqually River to SR 507; SW on SR 507 to Old Hwy 99 SE (SR 99) at the town of Tenino; SW on Old Hwy 99 SE (SR 99) to I-5; W on SR 12 to Littlerock Rd; N on the Littlerock Rd to 110th Ave SW; W on 110th Ave SW to Delphi Rd SW; N on Delphi Rd SW to US Hwy 101; NW on US Hwy 101 to the Mason-Thurston county line southeast of Oyster Bay and the point of beginning.


GMU 667-SKOOKUMCHUCK (Thurston and Lewis counties):

Beginning at the SR 507 bridge on the Nisqually River; SE up the Nisqually River (Pierce-Thurston county line) SR 7 bridge at the town of Elbe on Alder Lake; S on SR 7 to SR 508 at the town of Morton; W on SR 508 to the Centralia-Alpha Rd; W and N on the Centralia-Alpha Rd to Salzer Valley Rd; W on Salzer Valley Rd to Summa St at the town of Centralia; W on Summa St to Kresky Rd; N on Kresky Rd to Tower St; N on Tower St to SR 507; W on SR 507 (Cherry St, Alder St, and Mellen St) to I-5; N on I-5 to Old Hwy 99 SE (SR 99); NE on Old Hwy 99 SE (SR 99) to SR 507; NE on SR 507 to the Nisqually River bridge and the point of beginning.


GMU 672-FALL RIVER (Pacific, Lewis and Grays Harbor counties):

Beginning at the intersection of US Hwy 101 and SR 6 at the town of Raymond; N on US Hwy 101 to Smith Creek Rd; NE on Smith Creek Rd to North River Valley Rd; E on North River Valley Rd to Oakville-Brooklyn Rd; E on the Oakville-Brooklyn Rd to Garrard Creek Rd; S on Garrard Creek Rd to Weyerhaeuser C line at mile post 5; W on the Weyerhaeuser C line to Weyerhaeuser 723 line; S on the Weyerhaeuser 723 line to the Weyerhaeuser 720 line; W on the Weyerhaeuser 720 line to Weyerhaeuser 7800 F line; S on Weyerhaeuser 7800 F line to Weyerhaeuser 7800 line; S and SE on Weyerhaeuser 7800 line to Weyerhaeuser 7000 line; SW on Weyerhaeuser 7000 line to Weyerhaeuser 7050 line; S on Weyerhaeuser 7050 line to Weyerhaeuser 7400 line; S and E on Weyerhaeuser 7400 line to Weyerhaeuser 7000 line; E on the Weyerhaeuser 7000 line to Elk Creek Rd; E on Elk Creek Rd to Stevens Rd at the town of Doty; E on Stevens Rd to SR 6; S, W and NW on SR 6 to US Hwy 101 at the town of Raymond and the point of beginning.


GMU 673-WILLIAMS CREEK (Pacific County):

Beginning at US Hwy 101 bridge crossing the Willapa River at the town of Raymond; S on US Hwy 101 to SR 6; SE on SR 6 to the Trap Creek A line; S and W on the Trap Creek A line to power transmission lines; S ((and)), SW and then W on the power transmission lines to Weyerhaeuser 5800 line (Section ((22)) 21, T11N, R8W); SW along the Weyerhaeuser 5800 line to Weyerhaeuser 5000 line (Deep River main line); SW on the Weyerhaeuser 5000 line (Deep River main line) to the Salmon Creek Rd; SW along the Salmon Creek Rd to SR 4; W on SR 4 to US Hwy 101 at Johnson's Landing; W on US Hwy 101 to the Naselle River bridge; W down the Naselle River to Willapa Bay; N along the east shore of Willapa Bay to the Willapa River; SE and NE up the Willapa River to the US Hwy 101 bridge and the point of beginning.


GMU 681-BEAR RIVER (Pacific and Wahkiakum counties):

Beginning at the US Hwy 101 bridge at the Naselle River; E on US Hwy 101 to SR 4; SE on SR 4 to Deep River bridge; S down the Deep River to the Columbia River; W along the shore of the Columbia River to the mouth of the Wallacut River (including all islands in the Columbia both north of the Washington-Oregon state line and between the Deep River and the Wallacut River); N up the Wallacut River to US Hwy 101; NW on US Hwy 101 to alternate US Hwy 101, north of the Ilwaco Airport; N on alternate US Hwy 101 to US Hwy 101; E and NE on US Hwy 101 to Bear River; N down Bear River to Willapa Bay; N along the eastern shore of Willapa Bay to the mouth of the Naselle River; SE up the Naselle River to the US Hwy 101 bridge and the point of beginning.


GMU 684-LONG BEACH (Pacific County):

Beginning at the mouth of Bear River on Willapa Bay; S up Bear River to US Hwy 101; W and SW on US Hwy 101 to alternate US Hwy 101 north of the Ilwaco Airport; S on alternate US Hwy 101 to US Hwy 101; W on US Hwy 101 to the Wallacut River; S along the Wallacut River to the Columbia River; W down the Columbia River to its mouth on the Pacific Ocean (including all islands in the Columbia River both north of the Washington-Oregon state line and between the Wallacut River and the mouth of the Columbia River); N, E, S, and E along the shoreline of the Long Beach peninsula to Bear River and the point of beginning.


GMU 699-LONG ISLAND (Pacific County):

Includes all of Long Island.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 06-02-063 (Order 05-271), § 232-28-336, filed 1/3/06, effective 2/3/06; 03-06-110 (Order 03-23), § 232-28-336, filed 3/5/03, effective 4/5/03.]

OTS-2138.5


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 08-78, filed 4/18/08, effective 5/19/08)

WAC 232-28-337   Deer and elk area descriptions.  


ELK AREAS


Elk Area No. 1008 West Wenaha (Columbia County): That part of GMU 169 west of USFS trail 3112 (((East Butte Creek Trail) and Butte Creek)) from Tepee Camp (east fork of Butte Creek) to Butte Creek, and west of Butte Creek to the Washington-Oregon state line.


Elk Area No. 1009 East Wenaha (Columbia, Garfield, Asotin counties): That ((part)) portion of GMU 169 east of USFS trail 3112 (((East Butte Creek Trail) and Butte Creek)) from Tepee Camp (east fork Butte Creek) to Butte Creek, and east of Butte Creek to the Washington-Oregon state line.


Elk Area No. 1010 (Columbia County): GMU 162 excluding National Forest land and the Rainwater Wildlife Area.


Elk Area No. 1011 (Columbia County): That part of GMU 162 east of the North Touchet Road, excluding National Forest land.


Elk Area No. 1012 (Columbia County): That part of GMU 162 west of the North Touchet Road, excluding National Forest land and the Rainwater Wildlife Area.


Elk Area No. 1013 (Asotin County): GMU 172, excluding National Forest lands.


Elk Area No. 1014 (Columbia-Garfield counties): That part of GMU 166 Tucannon west of the Tucannon River and USFS Trail No. 3110 (Jelly Spr.-Diamond Pk. Trail).


Elk Area No. 1015 Turnbull (Spokane County): Located in GMU 130, designated areas within the boundaries of Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge.


Elk Area No. 1016 (Columbia County): GMU-162 Dayton, excluding the Rainwater Wildlife Area.


Elk Area No. 2032 Malaga (Kittitas and Chelan counties): Beginning at the mouth of Davies Canyon on the Columbia River; west along Davies Canyon to the cliffs above (north of) the North Fork Tarpiscan Creek; west and north along the cliffs to the Bonneville Power Line; southwest along the power line to the North Fork Tarpiscan Road in Section 9, Township 20N, Range 21E; north and west along North Fork Tarpiscan Road to Colockum Pass Road (Section 9, Township 20N, Range 21E); south and west on Colockum Pass Road to section line between Sections 8 & 9; north along the section line between Sections 8 and 9 as well as Sections 4 & 5 (T20N, R21E) & Sections 32 & 33 (T21N, R21E) to Moses Carr Road; west and north on Moses Carr Road to Jump Off Road; south and west on Jump Off Road to Shaller Road; north and west on Shaller Road to Upper Basin Loop Road; north and west on Upper Basin Loop Road to Wheeler Ridge Road; north on Wheeler Ridge Road to the Basin Loop Road (pavement) in Section 10 (T21N, R20E); north on Basin Loop Road to Wenatchee Heights Road; west on Wenatchee Heights Road to Squilchuck Road; south on Squilchuck Road to Beehive Road (USFS Rd 9712); northwest on Beehive Road to USFS Rd 7100 near Beehive Reservoir; north and west on USFS Rd 7100 to Peavine Canyon Road (USFS Rd 7101); north and east on Peavine Canyon Road to Number Two Canyon Road; north on Number Two Canyon Road to Crawford Street in Wenatchee; east on Crawford Street to the Columbia River; south and east along the Columbia River to Davies Canyon and point of beginning. (Naneum Green Dot, Washington Gazetteer, Wenatchee National Forest)


Elk Area No. 2033 Peshastin (Chelan County): ((Beginning at Crawford Street and the Columbia River in Wenatchee; west on Crawford Street and Number Two Canyon Road to USFS 7101 Road (Peavine Canyon); west on USFS 7101 Road to Mission Creek Road; north on Mission Creek Road to USFS 7104 Road (Sand Creek Road); west on USFS 7104 Road (Sand Creek Road) to Camas Creek; west up Camas Creek to where Camas Creek crosses USFS 7200 Road, T22N, R18E, Section 4; north along USFS 7200 Road to U.S. Highway 97; north on U.S. Highway 97 to USFS 7300 Road (Mountain Home Road); north on the USFS 7300 Road to the Wenatchee River at Leavenworth; down the Wenatchee River and Columbia River to the point of beginning.)) Starting at the Division St bridge over the Wenatchee River in the town of Cashmere; S on Aplets Way then Division St to Pioneer St; W on Pioneer St to Mission Creek Rd; S on Mission Creek Rd to Binder Rd; W on Binder Rd to Mission Creek Rd; S on Mission Creek Rd to Tripp Canyon Rd; W on Tripp Canyon Rd to where Tripp Canyon Rd stops following Tripp Creek; W on Tripp Creek to its headwaters; W up the drainage, about 1000 feet, to US Forest Service (USFS) Rd 7200-160; W on USFS Rd 7200-160 to Camas Creek Rd (USFS Rd 7200); W on Camas Creek Rd (USFS 7200 Rd) (excluding Camas Land firearm closure*) to US Hwy 97; N on US Hwy 97 to Mountain Home Rd (USFS 7300 Rd); N on Mountain Home Rd to the Wenatchee River in the town of Leavenworth; S on the Wenatchee River to the Division St bridge in Cashmere and the point of beginning.


Elk Area No. 2051 Tronsen (Chelan County): All of GMU 251 except that portion described as follows: Beginning at the junction of Naneum Ridge Road (WDFW Rd 9) and Ingersol Road (WDFW Rd 1); north and east on Ingersol Road to Colockum Road (WDFW Rd 10); east on Colockum Road and Colockum Creek to the intersection of Colockum Creek and the Columbia River; south on the Columbia River to mouth of Tarpiscan Creek; west up Tarpiscan Creek and Tarpiscan Road (WDFW Rd 14) and North Fork Road (WDFW Rd 10.10) to the intersection of North Fork Road and Colockum Road; southwest on Colockum Road to Naneum Ridge Road; west on Naneum Ridge Road to Ingersol Road and the point of beginning.


Elk Area No. 3068 Klickitat Meadows (Yakima County): Beginning at Darland Mountain, southeast along the main divide between the Diamond Fork drainage and the Ahtanum Creek drainage to the point due west of the headwaters of Reservation Creek (Section 18, T12N, R14E); then along a line due west to Spencer Point (as represented in the DNR 100k map); northeast from Spencer Point to US Forest Service (USFS) Trail 1136; north along USFS Trail 1136 to USFS Trail 615; east on USFS Trail 615 to Darland Mountain and the point of beginning.


Elk Area No. 3681 Ahtanum (Yakima County): That part of GMU 368 beginning at the power line crossing on Ahtanum Creek in T12N, R16E, Section 15; west up Ahtanum Creek to South Fork Ahtanum Creek; southwest up South Fork Ahtanum Creek to its junction with Reservation Creek; southwest up Reservation Creek and the Yakama Indian Reservation boundary to the main divide between the Diamond Fork drainage and Ahtanum Creek drainage; north along the crest of the main divide between the Diamond Fork drainage and the Ahtanum Creek drainage to Darland Mountain; northeast on US Forest Service Trail 615 to US Forest Service Road 1020; northeast on US Forest Service Road 1020 to US Forest Service Road 613; northeast on US Forest Service Road 613 to US Forest Service Trail 1127; northeast on US Forest Service Trail 1127 to US Forest Service Road 1302 (Jump Off Road), southeast of the Jump Off Lookout Station; northeast on US Forest Service Road 1302 (Jump Off Road) ((to the power line in T14N, R15E, Section 33;)) to Highway 12; northeast on Highway 12 to the Naches River; southeast down the Naches River to Cowiche Creek; west up Cowiche Creek and South Fork Cowiche Creek to Summitview Avenue; northwest on Summitview Avenue to Cowiche Mill Road; west on Cowiche Mill Road to the power line in the northeast corner of T13N, R15E, SEC 13; southeast along the power line to Ahtanum Creek and the point of beginning.


Elk Area No. 3721 Corral Canyon (Benton and Yakima counties): That part of GMU 372 beginning at the Yakima River Bridge on SR 241 just north of Mabton; north along SR 241 to the Rattlesnake Ridge Road (mile post #19); east on Rattlesnake Ridge Road to the Hanford Reach National Monument's (HRNM) southwest corner boundary; east and south along the HRNM boundary to SR 225; south on SR 225 to the Yakima River Bridge in Benton City; west (upstream) along Yakima River to point of beginning (SR 241 Bridge).


Elk Area No. 3722 Blackrock (Benton and Yakima counties): That part of GMU 372 beginning at southern corner of the Yakima Training Center border on Columbia River, northwest of Priest Rapids Dam; southeast on southern shore of Columbia River (Priest Rapids Lake) to Priest Rapids Dam; east along Columbia River to the Hanford Reach National Monument's (HRNM) western boundary; south along the HRNM boundary to the Rattlesnake Ridge Road; west on Rattlesnake Ridge Road to SR 241; south on SR 241 to the Yakima River Bridge just north of Mabton; west along Yakima River to SR 823 (Harrison Road) south of town of Pomona; east along SR 823 (Harrison Road) to SR 821; southeast on SR 821 to Firing Center Road at I-82; east on Firing Center Road to main gate of Yakima Training Center; south and east along Yakima Training Center boundary to southern corner of Yakima Training Center boundary on Columbia River and point of beginning.


Elk Area No. 3911 Fairview (Kittitas County): Beginning at the intersection of the BPA Power Lines in T20N, R14E, Section 36 and Interstate 90; east along the power lines to Highway 903 (Salmon La Sac Road); northwest along Highway 903 to Pennsylvania Avenue; northeast along Pennsylvania Avenue to No. 6 Canyon Road; northeast along No. 6 Canyon Road to Cle Elum Ridge Road; north along Cle Elum Ridge Road to Carlson Canyon Road; northeast along Carlson Canyon Road to West Fork Teanaway River; east along West Fork Teanaway River to North Fork Teanaway River; north along North Fork Teanaway River to Teanaway Road; southeast on Teanaway Road to Ballard Hill Road; east on Ballard Hill Rd and Swauk Prairie Road to Hwy 970; northeast on Hwy 970 to Hwy 97; south on Hwy 97 to the power lines in T20N, R17E, Section 34; east on the power lines to Naneum Creek; south on Naneum Creek approximately 1/2 mile to power lines in T19N, R19E, Section 20; east along BPA power lines to Colockum Pass Road in T19N, R20E, Section 16; south on Colockum Pass Road to BPA power lines in T18N, R20E, Section 6; east and south along power lines to Parke Creek; north on Parke Creek to Whiskey Jim Creek; east on Whiskey Jim Creek ((to Beacon Ridge Road; south on Beacon Ridge Road)) to the Wild Horse Wind Farm Boundary; south and East on Wild Horse Wind Farm boundary to the Vantage Highway; east along the Vantage Highway to the first power line crossing; southwest along the power lines to where they intersect with the second set of BPA power lines in T17N, R21E, Section 18; southeast along the BPA power lines to I-90; west along I-90 to the Yakima Training Center boundary; south and west along the Yakima Training Center boundary to I-82; north on I-82 to Thrall Road; west on Thrall Road to Wilson Creek; south on Wilson Creek to Yakima River; north on Yakima River to gas pipeline crossing in T17N, R18E, Section 25; south and west on the gas pipeline to Umtanum Creek; west on Umtanum Creek to the Durr Road; north on the Durr Road to Umtanum Road; north on Umtanum Road to South Branch Canal; west on South Branch Canal to Bradshaw/Hanson Road; west on Bradshaw Road to the elk fence; north and west along the elk fence to power line crossing in T19N, R16E, Section 10; west along the power line (south branch) to ((the Cabin Creek Road; east and north on Cabin Creek Road to Easton and)) Big Creek; north on Big Creek to Nelson Siding Road; west and north on Nelson Siding Road to I-90; east on I-90 to point of beginning.


Elk Area No. 3912 Old Naches (Yakima County): Starting at the elk fence and Roza Canal along the south boundary T14N, R19E, Section 8; following the elk fence to the bighorn sheep feeding site in T15N, R16E, Section 36; south on the feeding site access road to the Old Naches Highway; west and south on the Old Naches Highway to State Route 12 and the Naches River; down the Naches River to the Tieton River; up the Tieton River approximately 2 miles to the intersection of the metal footbridge and the elk fence at the south end of the bridge in T14N, R16E, Section 3; south along the elk fence to the top of the cliff/rimrock line; southwest along the top of the cliff/rimrock line to the irrigation canal in T14N, R16E, Section 9; southwest along the irrigation canal to the elk fence in T14N, R16E, Section 8; south along the elk fence to the township line between T12N, R15E and T12N, R16E; south along the township line to the South Fork Ahtanum Creek; downstream along the South Fork Ahtanum Creek and Ahtanum Creek to the Yakima River; upstream along the Yakima River to Roza Canal and point of beginning.


((Elk Area No. 3944 Clemen (Yakima County): That portion of GMU 342 beginning at the junction of Highway 410 and USFS Road 1701 (Big Bald Mountain Road); north to USFS Road 1712; east on USFS Road 1712 (Clemen Ridge Road) to the east edge of Waterworks Canyon; south along the east edge of Waterworks Canyon to the elk fence; west along the elk fence to Highway 410 to the point of beginning.))


Elk Area No. 4041 Grandy Creek (Skagit County): Begin at the intersection of CP 190 Road and CP 132 Road (Section 28, T36N, R5E); east along the CP 132 Road to the CP 130 Road; east and south along CP 130 Road to CP 110 Road, west, south and east along CP 110 Road to Childs Creek; south down Childs Creek to State Route 20; east on State Route 20 to Grandy Creek; south down Grandy Creek to the Skagit River; south on a line to South Skagit Hwy; west on South Skagit Hwy to State Route 9; north on State Route 9 to State Route 20; east on State Route 20 to Helmick Road; north on Helmick Road to CP 190 Road to CP 132 Road and the point of beginning. (WA Atlas & Gazetteer & Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Map)


Elk Area No. 4601 North Bend (King County): That portion of King County within the following described boundary. Beginning at the interchange of State Route (SR) 18 and I-90; W on I-90 to SE 82nd St, Exit 22, at the town of Preston; N on SE 82nd Street to Preston Fall City Rd SE (Old SR 203); N on Preston Fall City Rd SE to SE Fall City Snoqualmie Rd (SR 202) at the town of Fall City; E on SE Fall City Snoqualmie Rd to the crossing of Tokul Creek; N and E up Tokul Creek to its crossing with Tokul Rd SE; S on SE Tokul Rd to SE 53rd Way; E on SE 53rd Way where it turns into 396th Dr SE then S on 396th Dr SE to SE Reinig Rd; E on SE Reinig Rd to 428th Ave SE; N on 428th Ave SE to where it turns into North Fork Rd SE; N and E on North Fork Rd SE to Ernie's Grove Rd; E on Ernie's Grove Rd to SE 70th St; N on SE 70th St to its ends at Fantastic Falls on the North Fork Snoqualmie River; SW down the North Fork Snoqualmie River to the end of Moon Valley Rd SE; S and W on Moon Valley Rd SE to where it turns into SE 87th St; W on SE 87th to 436th Pl SE; S on 436th Pl SE to 436th Ave SE; S on 436th Ave SE to SE 92nd St; W on SE 92nd St to 428th Ave SE; S on 428th Ave SE to the crossing of the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River; S and E up the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River to SE Mt Si Road; E on SE Mt Si to the "School Bus" turnaround at SE 114th St; S on 480th Ave SE to SE 130th St; S and E on SE 130th St to its end; SSE overland from the end of SE 130th St, over the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River, to the end of 486th Ave SE; S on 486th Ave SE to the intersection with SE Middle Fork Road; Due S, from said intersection, up Grouse Mountain toward its peak, to the logging road adjacent to Grouse Mountain Peak; S down the logging road to Grouse Ridge Access Rd; W on Grouse Ridge Access Road which becomes SE 146th St; W on SE 146th St to 468th Ave SE (SE Edgewick Rd); S on 468th Ave SE (SE Edgewick Rd) to the boundary of the Iron Horse State Park; W along the boundary of Iron Horse State Park to the boundary of the Rattlesnake Lake Recreation Area; W along the boundary of the Rattlesnake Lake Recreation Area to Cedar Falls Rd SE; N along the Cedar Falls Rd to SE 174th Way; W on SE 174th Way to SE 174th St; W on SE 174th St to SE 173rd St; W on SE 173rd St to SE 170th Pl; W on SE 170th Pl to SE 169th St; W on SE 169th St to 424th Ave SE; N on 424th Ave SE to SE 168th St; W on SE 168th St to 422 Ave SE; N on 422 Ave SE to 426th Way SE; S on 426th Way SE to SE 164th St; E on SE 164th St to Uplands Way SE; W on Uplands Way SE to the crossing with the Power Transmission Lines; W along the Power Transmission Lines to the Winery Rd; NW on the Winery Rd to SE 99th Rd; W and N on SE 99th Rd to the I-90 interchange, at Exit 27; SW on I-90 to the interchange with SR 18 and the point of beginning.


Elk Area No. 4941 Skagit River (Skagit County): That portion of GMU 437 beginning at the intersection of State Route 9 and State Route 20; east on State Route 20 to Cape Horn Road NE; south down Cape Horn Road NE to the power line crossing which passes over the Skagit River; east on the power line to the Skagit River; south and west down the Skagit River to Pressentine Creek; south up Pressentine Creek to the South Skagit Highway; west on South Skagit Highway to State Route 9; north on State Route 9 to point of beginning.


Elk Area No. 5029 Toledo (Lewis and Cowlitz counties): Beginning at the Cowlitz River and State Highway 505 junction; east along the Cowlitz River to the Weyerhaeuser 1800 Road; south along Weyerhaeuser 1800 Road to Cedar Creek Road; east along Cedar Creek Road to Due Road; south on Due Road to Weyerhaeuser 1823 Road; south along Weyerhaeuser 1823 Road to the Weyerhaeuser 1945 Road; south along the Weyerhaeuser 1945 Road to the Weyerhaeuser 1900 Road; south along the Weyerhaeuser 1900 Road to the North Fork Toutle River; west along the North Fork Toutle River to the Toutle River; west on the Toutle River to the Cowlitz River; North along the Cowlitz River to the junction of State Highway 505 and the point of beginning.


Elk Area No. 5049 Ethel (Lewis County): That part of GMU 505 beginning at the intersection of Jackson Highway and Highway 12; south along Jackson Highway to Buckley Road; south on Buckley Road to Spencer Road; east on Spencer Road to Fuller Road; north on Fuller Road to Highway 12; east on Highway 12 to Stowell Road; north on Stowell Road to Gore Road; west on Gore Road to Larmon Road; west on Larmon Road to Highway 12; west on Highway 12 to Jackson Highway and point of beginning.


Elk Area No. 5050 Newaukum (Lewis County): That part of GMU 505 beginning at the intersection of Interstate 5 and Highway 12; east on Highway 12 to Larmon Road; east on Larmon Road to Leonard Road; north on Leonard Road through the town of Onalaska to Deggler Road; north on Deggler Road to Middle Fork Road; east on Middle Fork Road to Beck Road; north on Beck Road to Centralia-Alpha Road; west on Centralia-Alpha Road to Logan Hill Road; south then west on Logan Hill Road to Jackson Highway; south on Jackson Highway to the Newaukum River; west along the Newaukum River to Interstate 5; south on Interstate 5 to Highway 12 and point of beginning.


Elk Area No. 5051 Green Mountain (Cowlitz County): Beginning at the junction of the Cowlitz River and the Toutle River; east along the Toutle River to the North Fork Toutle River; east along the North Fork Toutle River to the Weyerhaeuser 1900 Road; south along the Weyerhaeuser 1900 Road to the Weyerhaeuser 1910 Road; south along the Weyerhaeuser 1910 Road to the Weyerhaeuser 2410 Road; south along the Weyerhaeuser 2410 Road to the Weyerhaeuser 4553 Road; south along the Weyerhaeuser 4553 Road to the Weyerhaeuser 4500 Road; south along the Weyerhaeuser 4500 Road to the Weyerhaeuser 4400 Road; south along the Weyerhaeuser 4400 Road to the Weyerhaeuser 4100 Road; east along the Weyerhaeuser 4100 Road to the Weyerhaeuser 4700 Road; south along the Weyerhaeuser 4700 Road to the Weyerhaeuser 4720 Road; west along the Weyerhaeuser 4720 Road to the Weyerhaeuser 4730 Road; west along the Weyerhaeuser 4730 Road to the Weyerhaeuser 4732 Road; west along the Weyerhaeuser 4732 Road to the Weyerhaeuser 4790 Road; west along the Weyerhaeuser 4790 Road to the Weyerhaeuser 1390 Road; south along the Weyerhaeuser 1390 Road to the Weyerhaeuser 1600 Road; west along the Weyerhaeuser 1600 Road to the Weyerhaeuser Logging Railroad Tracks at Headquarters; west along the Weyerhaeuser Logging Railroad Track to Ostrander Creek; west along Ostrander Creek to the Cowlitz River; north along the Cowlitz River to the Toutle River and point of beginning.


Elk Area No. 5052 Mossyrock (Lewis County): Beginning at the intersection of Winston Creek Road and State Highway 12; east on State Highway 12 to the Cowlitz River; east on the Cowlitz River to Riffe Lake; southeast along the south shore of Riffe Lake to Swofford Pond outlet creek; south on Swofford Pond outlet creek to Green Mountain Road; west on Green Mountain Road to Perkins Road; west on Perkins Road to Longbell Road; south on Longbell Road to Winston Creek Road; north on Winston Creek Road to State Highway 12 and the point of beginning. (All lands owned and managed by the Cowlitz Wildlife Area are excluded from this Elk Area.)


Elk Area No. 5053 Randle (Lewis County): Beginning at the town of Randle and the intersection of U.S. Highway 12 and State Route 131 (Forest Service 23 and 25 roads); south on State Route 131 to Forest Service 25 Road; south on Forest Service 25 Road to the Cispus River; west along the Cispus River to the Champion 300 line bridge; south and west on the Champion 300 line to the Champion Haul Road; north along the Champion Haul Road to Kosmos Road; north on Kosmos Road to U.S. Highway 12; east on U.S. Highway 12 to Randle and point of beginning. (All lands owned and managed by the Cowlitz Wildlife Area are excluded from this Elk Area.)


Elk Area No. 5054 Boistfort (Lewis County): Beginning at the town of Vader; west along State Highway 506 to the Wildwood Road; north along the Wildwood Road to the Abernathy 500 line gate (Section 20, T11N, R3W, Willamette Meridian); northwest along the 500, 540, and 560 lines to the Weyerhaeuser 813 line; northwest along the 813, 812, 5000J, 5000 and 4000 lines to the Pe Ell/McDonald Road (Section 15, T12N, R4W); west along the Pe Ell/McDonald Road to the Lost Valley Road; northeast along the Lost Valley Road to the Boistfort Road; north along the Boistfort Road to the King Road; east along the King Road to the town of Winlock and State Highway 603; south along Highway 505 to Interstate 5; south along Interstate 5 to State Hwy 506; west along State Hwy 506 to the town of Vader and the point of beginning.


Elk Area No. 5056 Grays River Valley (Wahkiakum County): On or within 3/4 mile of agricultural land in the Grays River Valley within the following sections: T10N, R7W, Sections 8, 9, 17, 18 and T10N, R8W, Sections 13, 23, 24, 26.


Elk Area No. 5057 Carlton (Lewis County): That part of 513 (South Rainier) lying east of Highway 123 and north of Highway 12.


Elk Area No. 5058 West Goat Rocks (Lewis County): Goat Rocks Wilderness west of the Pacific Crest Trail.


Elk Area No. 5059 Mt. Adams Wilderness (Skamania and Yakima counties): The Mt. Adams Wilderness.


Elk Area No. 5060 Merwin (Cowlitz County): Begin at the State Route 503 and the Longview Fibre Road WS-8000 junction; north and west on the Longview Fibre Road WS-8000 to Day Place Road; west on Day Place Road to Dubois Road; south on Dubois Road to State Route 503; east on State Route 503 to the State Route 503 and the Longview Fibre Road WS-8000 junction and point of beginning.


Elk Area No. 5061 Wildwood (Lewis County): Beginning at the junction of the Pacific West Timber (PWT) 600 Road and the Wildwood Road (SE1/4 S29 T11N R3W); southwest on the 600 Road to the 800 Road (NW1/4 S36 T11N R4W); southwest on the 800 Road to the 850 Road (SW1/4 S3 T10N R4W); northwest on the 850 Road to the Weyerhaeuser 4720 Road (S20 T11N R4W); north on the Weyerhaeuser 4720 Road to the Weyerhaeuser 4700 Road (S17 T11N R4W); east on the Weyerhaeuser 4700 Road to the Weyerhaeuser 5822 Road (NW1/4 S16 T11N R4W); east on the Weyerhaeuser 5822 Road to the Weyerhaeuser 5820 Road (NW1/4 S10 T11N R4W); southeast on the Weyerhaeuser 5820 Road to the PWT 574 Road (SE1/4 S10 T11N R4W); south on the PWT 574 Road to the 570 Road (NW1/4 S14 T11N R4W); south on the 570 Road to the 500 Road (NW1/4 S14 T11N R4W); northeast on the 500 Road to the 560 Road (SW1/4 S12 T11N R4W); east on the 560 Road to the 540 Road (SE1/4 S12 T11N R4W); east and south on the 540 Road to the 500 Road (SE1/4 S18 T11N R3W); east on the PWT 500 Road to the Wildwood Road (N1/2 S20 T11N R3W); south on the Wildwood Road to the point of beginning, the PWT 600 Road junction (SE1/4 S29 T11N R3W).


Elk Area No. 5062 Trout Lake (Klickitat County): Those portions of GMUs 560 (Lewis River) and 578 (West Klickitat) beginning at the intersection of SR 141 and Sunnyside Road; north on Sunnyside Road to Mount Adams Recreational Area Road; north on Mount Adams Recreational Area Road to USFS Road 23; north on USFS Road 23 to DNR T-4300 Road; west on DNR T-4300 Road to Trout Lake Creek Road; south on Trout Lake Creek Road to SR 141; east and south on SR 141 to the intersection of SR 141 and Sunnyside Road to the point of beginning.


Elk Area No. 5063 Pumice Plain (Cowlitz and Skamania counties): That part of GMU 522 beginning at the confluence of the N. Fork Toutle River and Castle Creek; East along the N. Fork Toutle River to USFS trail 207; south along USFS trail 207 to USFS trail 216E; southwest along USFS trail 216E to USFS trail 216; west along USGS trail 216 to USGS 216G; northwest along USFS trail 216G to USGS trail 221; north along USFS 221 to Castle Creek; northwest along Castle Creek to N. Fork Toutle River and point of beginning.


Elk Area No. 5064 Upper Smith Creek (Skamania County): That part of GMU 522 beginning at the U.S. Forest Service Rd. 99 and U.S. Forest Service Trail 225 (Smith Creek Trail) junction; south on Trail 225 to Ape Canyon Creek; south and west up Ape Canyon Creek to U.S. Forest Service Trail 216 (Loowit Trail); north on Trail 216 to U.S. Forest Service Trail 216D (Abraham Trail); north on Trail 216D to U.S. Forest Service Trail 207 (Truman Trail); north and east on Trail 207 to U.S. Forest Service Rd. 99; north and east on U.S. Forest Service Rd. 99 to the junction of U.S. Forest Service Rd. 99 and U.S. Forest Service Trail 225 and the point of beginning.


Elk Area No. 5065 Mount Whittier (Skamania County): That part of GMU 522 beginning at the U.S. Forest Service Trail 1 (Boundary Trail) and U.S. Forest Service Trail 214 (Whittier Ridge Trail) junction; west on the U.S. Forest Service Trail 1 to U.S. Forest Service Trail 230 (Coldwater Trail); north on U.S. Forest Service Trail 230 to U.S. Forest Service Trail 211 (Lakes Trail); east on Trail 211 to U.S. Forest Service Trail 214; south on U.S. Forest Service Trail 214 to the junction of U.S. Forest Service Trail 214 and U.S. Forest Service Trail 1 and the point of beginning.


Elk Area No. 5090 JBH (Wahkiakum County): The mainland portion of the Julia Butler Hansen National Wildlife Refuge, as administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as described: Beginning at the junction of State Route 4 and Steamboat Island Slough Road, northwest on Steamboat Island Slough Road to Brooks Slough Road, east on Brooks Slough Road to State Route 4, south on State Route 4 to Steamboat Slough Road and point of beginning.


Elk Area No. 5099 Mudflow (Cowlitz County): That part of GMU 522 (((Loo wit) that is within the boundary of the St. Helens wildlife Area.)) beginning on the North Fork Toutle River at the mouth of Hoffstadt Creek; SE up the North Fork Toutle River to Deer Creek; SE up Deer Creek to Weyerhaeuser (Weyco) 3020 line; NW along Weyco 3020 line to Weyco 3000 line; E along Weyco 3000 line to Weyco 3000P line; E on the 3000P line to Weyco 5600 Line to the Mount Saint Helens National Volcanic Monument Boundary; N on the Mount Saint Helens National Volcanic Monument Boundary to SR 504; W on SR 504 to Hoffstadt Creek Bridge on Hoffstadt Creek; S and W down Hoffstadt Creek to the North Fork Toutle River and point of beginning.


Elk Area No. 6010 Mallis (Pacific County): That part of GMUs 506, 672, and 673 within one mile either side of State Road 6 between the east end of Elk Prairie Road and the Mallis Landing Road.


Elk Area No. 6011 Centralia Mine (Lewis County): That portion of GMU 667 within Centralia Mine property boundary.


Elk Area No. 6012 Tri Valley (Grays Harbor and Mason counties): Those portions of GMUs 648 (Wynoochee) and 651 (Satsop) within one mile of Brady-Matlock Road from State Highway 12 north to the junction with Schaefer State Park Road (east Satsop Road) and all lands within one mile of Wynoochee Valley Road from State Highway 12 north to the junction with Cougar Smith Road, and all lands within one mile of Wishkah Valley Road from north Aberdeen city limit to mile post 16 and all lands within 2 miles north of SR 12 between the Satsop River and Schouweiler and Hurd roads and then a line north from the end of Hurd Road to a point 2 miles north of SR 12.


Elk Area No. 6054 Puyallup River (Pierce County): Beginning at the intersection of the Mount Rainier National Park western boundary and the Nisqually River, west down Nisqually River to mouth of Mashel River; north up Mashel River to SR 161 bridge (Eatonville-LaGrande Rd); north on SR 161 through Eatonville to Orville Rd E (Kapowsin-Eatonville Rd); north on Orville Rd E to Hancock's Kapowsin Tree Farm ownership boundary at the north end of Ohop Lake (Kapowsin and Buckley Tree Farms map); east along Kapowsin Tree Farm boundary to Mount Rainier National Park boundary; south long Mount Rainier National Park boundary to Nisqually River and point of beginning.


Elk Area No. 6061 Twin Satsop Farms (Mason County): That portion of GMU 651 starting at the junction of the Deckerville Road and the Brady-Matlock Road; southwest to the junction with the West Boundary Road; north on West Boundary Road to the Deckerville Road; east on the Deckerville Road to the junction of Brady-Matlock Road and point of beginning. In addition, the area within a circle with a radius of two miles centered on the junction of State Route 108 and the Eich Road.


Elk Area No. 6062 South Bank (Grays Harbor County): That portion of GMU 660 (Minot Peak) described as follows: Beginning at Highway 12 and Wakefield Road Junction (South Elma); south on Wakefield Road, across the Chehalis River to the South Bank Road; southeast on the South Bank Road to Delezene Road; south on the Delezene Road to a point one mile from the South Bank Road; southeast along a line one mile southwest of the South Bank Road to the Oakville-Brooklyn Road; east on the Oakville-Brooklyn Road to Oakville and Highway 12; northwest on Highway 12 to Wakefield Road to Elma and the point of beginning.


Elk Area No. 6063 (Grays Harbor and Jefferson counties): Private lands within Elk Area 6064 east of Highway 101.


Elk Area No. 6064 Quinault Valley (Grays Harbor and Jefferson counties): That portion of GMU 638 (Quinault) within the Quinault River watershed east of Gatton Creek and Lake Quinault.


Elk Area No. 6066 Chehalis Valley (Grays Harbor County): That portion of GMU 660 (Minot Peak) beginning at Highway 12 and Highway 107 junction near Montesano; east and south on Highway 12 to Oakville; south on Oakville-Brooklyn Road to a point one mile west of South Bank Road; northwest along a line one mile southwest of South Bank Road to Delezene Road; north along Delezene Road to South Bank Road; northwest along South Bank Road to Wakefield Road; north on Wakefield Road to Chehalis River; west on Chehalis River to Highway 107 bridge; north on Highway 107 to Highway 12 and the point of beginning.


Elk Area No. 6067 North Minot (Grays Harbor County): The portion of GMU 660 (Minot Peak) beginning at the junction on State Route 107 and the Melbourne A-line, on the Melbourne A-line to the Vesta F-line; south on Vesta F-line to Vesta H-line (Vesta Creek Road); south on Vesta Creek Road to the North River Road; south and east on North River Road to the Brooklyn Road; east on Brooklyn Road to the Garrard Creek Road; east and north on Garrard Creek Road to the South Bank Road; east on South Bank to South State Street (Oakville); north on South State Street to U.S. 12; northwest and west on U.S. 12 to State Route 107; south and southwest on SR 107 to the Melbourne A-line and the point of beginning.


Elk Area No. 6068 Willapa (Grays Harbor County): That part of GMU 658 south of SR 105 between the intersection of SR 105 and Hammond Road and the SR 105 bridge over Smith Creek; and within one mile north of SR 105 west from Hammond Road and east of the SR 105 bridge over Smith Creek.


Elk Area No. 6069 Hanaford (Lewis and Thurston counties): That part of GMU 667 (Skookumchuck) beginning at the intersection of Salzer Valley Road and Centralia-Alpha Road; east and north on Salzer Valley Road to Little Hanaford Road; west on Little Hanaford Road to Teitzel Road; north on Teitzel Road to Big Hanaford Road; west on Big Hanaford Road to State Route 507; north on State Route 507 to Skookumchuck Road; east on Skookumchuck Road to the first bridge over the Skookumchuck River; east along the Skookumchuck River to the Skookumchuck Road bridge; east on Skookumchuck Road to the steel tower power line; southwest along the power line to Big Hanaford Road; east and south along Big Hanaford Road to Weyerhaeuser Road E150; east on Weyerhaeuser Road E150 to Weyerhaeuser Road E247; south and west on Weyerhaeuser Road E247 to Weyerhaeuser Road E240; south on Weyerhaeuser Road E240 to North Fork Road; south on North Fork Road to Centralia-Alpha Road; west on Centralia-Alpha Road to Salzer Valley Road and the point of beginning.


Elk Area No. 6071 Dungeness (Clallam County): Portions of GMUs 621 (Olympic) and 624 (Coyle) beginning at the mouth of the Dungeness River; east and south along the coast of the Strait of Juan De Fuca to the mouth of Jimmycomelately Creek on Sequim Bay; south and west up Jimmycomelately Creek to ((Don Schmith Road; north on Don Schmith Road to Palo Alto Road; west and southwest on Palo Alto Road to US Forest Service Road 2880; southwest on US Forest Service Road 2880 to the Dungeness River)) US Hwy 101; east on US Hwy 101 to Chicken Coop Road; east and north on Chicken Coop Road to the Clallam-Jefferson county line; south and west along the Clallam-Jefferson county line to the Olympic National Park boundary; north and west along the Olympic Park boundary to McDonald Creek; north along McDonald Creek to US Hwy 101; east along US Hwy 101 to the Dungeness River; north down the Dungeness River to its mouth and the point of beginning.


Elk Area No. 6072 Sol Duc Valley (Clallam County): That portion of GMU 607 (Sol Duc) between the Sol Duc River and Hwy 101 from a point at the Sol Duc River bridge over Hwy 101 approximately 2 miles north of Forks to the westernmost Sol Duc River bridge over Hwy 101 at a point approximately 1 mile east of Lake Pleasant.


Elk Area No. 6073 Clearwater Valley (Jefferson County): That portion of GMU 615 (Clearwater) within one mile of the Clearwater Road from the Quinault Indian Reservation boundary to a point 4 miles to the north.


DEER AREAS


Deer Area No. 1010 (Columbia County): GMU 162 excluding National Forest land and the Rainwater Wildlife Area.


Deer Area No. 1020 Prescott (Columbia and Garfield counties): That portion of GMU 149 between Hwy 261 and Hwy 127.


Deer Area No. 1021 Clarkston (Asotin County): That portion of GMU 178 beginning at the junction of the Highway 12 bridge and Alpowa Creek; east on Highway 12 to Silcott Road; south and east on Silcott Road to Highway 128; southwest on Highway 128 to McGuire Gulch Road; southeast along the bottom of McGuire Gulch to Asotin Creek; east on Asotin Creek to the Snake River; north and west on the Snake River to Alpowa Creek; southwest of Alpowa Creek to the Highway 12 bridge and the point of beginning.


((Deer Area No. 1030 Flat Creek (Stevens County): That portion of GMU 105, beginning at the junction of Northport-Flat Creek Rd (Co. 4005) and Bull Hill Rd; north on Bull Hill Rd to USFS Rd 240; north on USFS Rd 240 to USFS Rd 230 (Belshazzar Mtn Rd); east and north on USFS Rd 230 to East Boundary of Colville National Forest at Section 24; north on Forest Boundary to Sheep Creek Rd (USFS 15, Co. 4220); west on Sheep Creek Rd to USFS Rd 170 at Kiel Springs; south on USFS Rd 170 to Lael-Flat Creek Rd (USFS 1520); south on Lael-Flat Creek Rd (USFS 1520, Co. 4181) to Northport-Flat Creek Rd; north on Northport-Flat Creek Rd to Bull Hill Rd junction and point of beginning.


Deer Area No. 1040 Summit Lake (Stevens County): That portion of GMU 105, beginning at the intersection of Sand Creek Rd (Co. 4017) and the Kettle River at the Rock Cut Bridge; north and east on Sand Cr Rd to Lael-Flat Cr Rd (Co. 4181, USFS Churchill Mine Rd, 1520); east on Lael-Flat Cr Rd (Churchill Mine Rd) to intersection with USFS Rd 15 near Fisher Cr; north and east on USFS Rd 15 to USFS Rd 180; north and west on USFS Rd 180 and continue west on Box Canyon-Deep Creek Rd (USFS Rd 030, Co. 4212) to the intersection of Box Canyon-Deep Creek Rd and the Kettle River; south on the Kettle River to the intersection of Sand Creek Rd and the Kettle River at the Rock Cut Bridge and the point of beginning.
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Deer Area No. 1035 Highway 395 Corridor (Stevens County): That portion of GMU 121 beginning at the intersection of US Highway (Hwy) 395 (State Route 20) and State Route (SR) 25: S on SR 25 to Old Kettle Rd; E on Old Kettle Rd to Mingo Mountain Rd; S on Mingo Mountain Rd to Greenwood Loop Rd; E on Greenwood Loop Rd to the bridge over the Colville River; S on the Colville River to the bridge over Gold Creek Loop/Valley Westside Rd; W and S on Valley Westside Rd to the Orin-Rice Rd; E on Orin-Rice Rd to Haller Creek Rd; S on Haller Creek Rd to Skidmore Rd; E and S on Skidmore Rd to Arden Hill Rd; E on Arden Hill Rd to Townsend-Sackman Rd; S on Townsend-Sackman Rd to Twelve Mile Rd; S on Twelve Mile Rd to Marble Valley Basin Rd; S on Marble Valley Basin Rd to Zimmer Rd; S on Zimmer Rd to Blue Creek West Rd; E on Blue Creek West Rd to Dry Creek Rd; S on Dry Creek Rd to Duncan Rd; E on Duncan Rd to Tetro Rd; S on Tetro Rd to Heine Rd; E and S on Heine Rd to Farm-to-Market Rd; S on Farm-to-Market Rd to Newton Rd (also known as Rickers Lane); E on Newton Rd to US Hwy 395; N on US Hwy 395 to McLean Rd and Twelve Mile Rd (also known as Old Arden Hwy); N on McLean Rd and Twelve Mile Rd to US Hwy 395; N on US Hwy 395 to Old Arden Hwy (again); N on Old Arden Hwy to US Hwy 395; N on US Hwy 395, through the town of Colville, then W on US Hwy 395 (SR 20) to SR 25 and the point of beginning.


Deer Area No. 1050 Spokane North (Spokane County): From the intersection of the Spokane River and the Idaho-Washington state line, N to Hauser Lake Rd, W to Starr Rd, S to Newman Lake Dr, W and N to Foothills Rd, W to Forker Rd, N and W to Hwy 206 (Mt Spokane Park Rd), N to Feehan Rd, N to Randall Rd, W to Day Mt Spokane Rd, N to Big Meadows Rd, W to Madison Rd, N to Tallman Rd, W to Elk-Chattaroy Rd, N to Laurel Rd, E to Conklin Rd, N to Nelson Rd, E to Jackson Rd, N to Oregon Rd, E to Jefferson Rd, N to Frideger Rd, W to Elk-Camden Rd, S to Boundary Rd, N and W to Dunn Rd, S to Oregon Rd, W to Hwy 2, S to Eloika Lake Rd, W onto Bridges Rd, W to Sherman Rd, N to Oregon Rd, W to Whittier Rd, S to Railroad Rd, SE to Williams Valley Rd, W and S to Hattery Rd (Owens Rd), S and E to Swenson Rd, S to Hwy 291, west to Stone Lodge Rd, west to the Spokane River, E on the Spokane River to the Idaho state border and the point of beginning.


Deer Area No. 1060 Spokane South (Spokane County): That part of GMU 127 beginning at the intersection of Spokane River and Barker Rd Bridge, Barker Rd S to 24 Ave, 24 Ave W to Barker Rd, Barker Rd S to 32 Ave, 32 Ave W to Linke Rd, Linke Rd S and E to Chapman Rd, Chapman Rd S to Linke Rd, Linke Rd S to Belmont Rd, Belmont Rd W to Hwy 27, Hwy 27 S to Palouse Hwy, Palouse Hwy W to Valley Chapel Rd, Valley Chapel Rd S to Spangle Creek Rd, Spangle Creek Rd SW to Hwy 195, Hwy 195 N to I-90, I-90 E to Latah Creek at I-90-Latah Creek Bridge, Latah Creek NE to Spokane River, Spokane River E to the Barker Rd Bridge and the point of beginning.


Deer Area No. 1070 Spokane West (Spokane County): That part of GMU 130 beginning at the intersection of I-90 and Latah Creek at I-90-Latah Creek Bridge, NE to Hwy 195 S on Hwy 195 S to Paradise Rd, Paradise Rd W to Smythe Road, Smythe Road NW to Anderson Rd, Anderson Rd W to Cheney Spokane Rd, Cheney Spokane Rd SW to Hwy 904/1st St in the town of Cheney, 1st SW to Salnave Rd/Hwy 902, Salnave Rd NW to Malloy Prairie Rd, Malloy Prairie Rd W to Medical Lake Tyler Rd, Medical Lake Tyler Rd N to Gray Rd, Gray Rd W then N to Fancher Rd, Fancher Rd NW to Ladd Rd, Ladd Rd N to Chase Rd, Chase Rd E to Espanola Rd, Espanola Rd N turns into Wood Rd, Wood Rd N to Coulee Hite Rd, Coulee Hite Rd E to Seven Mile Rd, Seven Mile Rd E to Spokane River, Spokane River S to Latah Creek, Latah Creek S to I-90 at the Latah Creek Bridge and the point of beginning.


Deer Area No. 1080 Colfax (Whitman County): That part of GMUs 139 and 142 beginning at the intersection of Hwy 195 and Crumbaker Rd, NE on Crumbaker Rd to Brose Rd, E on Brose Rd to Glenwood Rd, S on Glenwood Rd to Hwy 272, SE on Hwy 272 to Clear Creek Rd, SE on Clear Creek Rd to Stueckle Rd, S on Stueckle Rd to Paulouse River Rd, E to Kenoyier Rd SE to Abbott Rd, S on Abbott Rd to Parvin Rd, S on Parvin Rd to McIntosh Rd, S on McIntosh Rd to 4 mile Rd/Shawnee Rd, W on Shawnee Rd to Hwy 195, N on Hwy 195 to Prune Orchard Rd, W on Prune Orchard Rd to Almota Rd, S on Almota Rd to Duncan Springs Rd, W and NW on Duncan Springs Rd to Airport Rd, NW on Airport Rd to Fairgrounds Rd, N on Fairgrounds Rd to Endicott Rd, NNW on Endicott Rd to Morley Rd, E and S and E on Morley Rd to Hwy 295 (26), NE on Hwy 295 to West River Dr then follow Railroad Tracks NW to Manning Rd, E on Manning Rd to Green Hollow Rd, E and S on Green Hollow Rd to Bill Wilson Rd, E on Bill Wilson Rd to Hwy 195, S on Hwy 195 to Crumbaker Rd and the point of beginning.


Deer Area No. 2010 Benge (Adams County): That part of GMU 284 beginning at the town of Washtucna; north on SR 261 to Weber Road; east on Weber Road to Bengel Road; north on Bengel Road to Wellsandt Road; east on Wellsandt Road to McCall Road; east on McCall Road to Gering Road; east on Gering Road to Lakin Road; east on Lakin Road to Revere Road; south on Revere Road to Rock Creek; south along Rock Creek to the Palouse River; south and west along the Palouse River to SR 26; west on SR 26 to Washtucna and the point of beginning.


Deer Area No. 2011 Lakeview (Grant County): That part of GMU 272 beginning at the junction of SR 28 and First Avenue in Ephrata; west on First Avenue to Sagebrush Flats Road; west on Sagebrush Flats Road to Davis Canyon Road; north on Davis Canyon Road to E Road NW; north on E Road NW to the Grant-Douglas county line; east along the county line to the point where the county line turns north; from this point continue due east to SR 17; south on SR 17 to SR 28 at Soap Lake; south on SR 28 to the junction with First Avenue in Ephrata and the point of beginning.


Deer Area No. 2012 Methow Valley (Okanogan County): All private land in the Methow Watershed located outside the external boundary of the Okanogan National Forest and north of the following boundary: starting where the Libby Creek Road (County road 1049) intersects the Okanogan National Forest boundary; east on road 1049 to State Hwy 153; north on Hwy 153 to the Old Carlton Road; east on the Old Carlton Road to the Texas Creek Road (County road 1543); east on the Texas Creek Road to the Vintin Road (County road 1552); northeast on the Vintin Road to the Okanogan National Forest boundary.


Deer Area No. 2013 North Okanogan (Okanogan County): Restricted to private land only located within the following boundary: Beginning in Tonasket at the junction of Havillah Road and Hwy 97; northeast on Havillah Road to Dry Gulch Extension road; north to Dry Gulch Road, north on Dry Gulch Road to Oroville-Chesaw Road; west on Oroville-Chesaw Road to Molson Road; north on Molson Road to Nine Mile road, north and west on Nine Mile Road to the Canadian border at the old Sidley Town Site; west along the border to the east shore of Lake Osoyoos; south around Lake Osoyoos to the Okanogan River; south along the east bank of the Okanogan River to the Bridge at Riverside over the Okanogan River; east on Tunk Creek Rd to Chewiliken Valley Rd; northeast along Chewiliken Valley Road to Talkire Lake Road; north on Talkire Lake Rd to Hwy 20; west on Hwy 20 to the junction of Hwy 20 and Hwy 97; north on Hwy 97 to point of beginning.


Deer Area No. 2014 Central Okanogan (Okanogan County): Restricted to private land only located within the following boundary: Beginning in Tonasket on the Okanogan River at the Fourth St Bridge; south along Hwy 7 to Pine Creek Road; west along Pine Creek Rd to Horse Spring Coulee Rd; north on Horse Spring Coulee Rd to Beeman Rd; west on Beeman Rd to North Lemanasky Rd; south along North Lemanasky Road to Pine Creek Rd; south on Pine Creek Rd to Hagood Cut-off Road; south on Hagood Cut-off Rd to South Pine Creek Rd; east on South Pine Creek Rd to Hwy 97; south on Hwy 97 to Town of Riverside North Main Street junction; southeast on North Main Street to Tunk Valley road and the Okanogan River Bridge; north along the west shore of the Okanogan River to the Tonasket Fourth Street bridge and the point of beginning.


Deer Area No. 2015 Omak (Okanogan County): Restricted to private land only located within the following boundary: Beginning at Hwy 97 and Riverside Cut-off road; west on Riverside Cut-off Rd to Conconully Road; south on Conconully Rd to Danker Cut-off road; west on Danker Cut-off road to Salmon Creek Rd; north on Salmon Creek Rd to Spring Coulee Rd; south on Spring Coulee Rd to B&O Road North Rd; southwest on B&O North Rd to Hwy 20; east on Hwy 20 to B&O Rd; south on B&O Rd to the Town of Malott and the bridge over the Okanogan River; north along the west bank of the Okanogan River to the Town of Riverside and the Tunk Valley road bridge; west on Tunk Valley road to State Street in Riverside; south on State Street to 2nd Street; west on 2nd Street to Hwy 97 and the point of beginning.


Deer Area No. 2016 Conconully (Okanogan County): Restricted to private land only located within the following boundary: Beginning at the Conconully town limit at the south edge of Town and the east shore of Conconully Reservoir; south along the east shore of the reservoir to Salmon Creek; south along the east bank of Salmon Creek to Salmon Creek road at the old Ruby Town site; south on Salmon Creek road to Green Lake road; northeast on Green Lake road to Conconully road; north on Conconully road to the south limit of the Town of Conconully and the point of beginning.


Deer Area No. 3071 Whitcomb (Benton County): That part of GMU 373 made up by the Whitcomb Unit of the Umatilla National Wildlife Refuge.


Deer Area No. 3072 Paterson (Benton County): That part of GMU 373 made up by the Paterson Unit of the Umatilla National Wildlife Refuge.


Deer Area No. 3682 Ahtanum (Yakima County): That part of GMU 368 beginning at the power line crossing on Ahtanum Creek in T12N, R16E, Section 15; west up Ahtanum Creek to South Fork Ahtanum Creek; southwest up South Fork Ahtanum Creek to its junction with Reservation Creek; southwest up Reservation Creek and the Yakama Indian Reservation boundary to the main divide between the Diamond Fork drainage and Ahtanum Creek drainage; north along the crest of the main divide between the Diamond Fork drainage and the Ahtanum Creek drainage to Darland Mountain; northeast on US Forest Service Trail 615 to US Forest Service Road 1020; northeast on US Forest Service Road 1020 to US Forest Service Road 613; northeast on US Forest Service Road 613 to US Forest Service Trail 1127; northeast on US Forest Service Trail 1127 to US Forest Service Road 1302 (Jump Off Road), southeast of the Jump Off Lookout Station; northeast on US Forest Service Road 1302 (Jump Off Road) to ((the power line in T14N, R15E, Section 33;)) Hwy 12. Northeast on Hwy 12 to the Naches River. Southeast down the Naches River to Cowiche Creek. West up Cowiche Creek and the South Fork Cowiche Creek to Summitview Ave. Northwest on Summitview Ave to Cowiche Mill Road. West on Cowiche Mill Road to the power line in the northeast corner of T13N, R15E, SEC 13. Southeast along the power line to Ahtanum Creek and the point of beginning.


Deer Area No. 4004 (San Juan County): That part of GMU 410 made up of Shaw Island.


Deer Area No. 4005 (San Juan County): That part of GMU 410 made up of Lopez Island.


Deer Area No. 4006 (San Juan County): That part of GMU 410 made up of Orcas Island.


Deer Area No. 4007 (San Juan County): That part of GMU 410 made up of Decatur Island.


Deer Area No. 4008 (San Juan County): That part of GMU 410 made up of Blakely Island.


Deer Area No. 4009 (Skagit County): That part of GMU 410 made up of Cypress Island.


Deer Area No. 4010 (San Juan County): That part of GMU 410 made up of San Juan Island.


Deer Area No. 4011 (Island County): That part of GMU 410 made up of Camano Island.


Deer Area No. 4012 (Island County): That part of GMU 410 made up of Whidbey Island.


Deer Area No. 4013 (King County): That part of GMU 454 made up of Vashon and Maury islands.


Deer Area No. 5064: That part of GMU 564 in the Columbia River near the mouth of the Cowlitz River made up of Cottonwood Island and Howard Island.


Deer Area No. 6014 (Pierce County): That part of GMU 652 made up of Anderson Island.


Deer Area No. 6020: Dungeness-Miller Peninsula (Clallam and Jefferson counties): That part of GMU 624 west of Discovery Bay and Salmon Creek.


Deer Area No. 4926 Guemes (Skagit County): That part of GMU 407 (North Sound) on Guemes Island.


Deer Area No. 3088 High Prairie (Klickitat County): That portion of GMU 388 (Grayback) that is south of SR 142.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047, 77.12.020, 77.12.570, 77.12.210. 08-09-090 (Order 08-78), § 232-28-337, filed 4/18/08, effective 5/19/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047, 77.12.020. 08-01-052 (Order 07-292), § 232-28-337, filed 12/13/07, effective 1/13/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 07-01-049 (Order 06-300), § 232-28-337, filed 12/14/06, effective 1/14/07; 06-17-095 (Order 06-196), § 232-28-337, filed 8/15/06, effective 9/15/06; 06-11-032 (Order 06-92), § 232-28-337, filed 5/8/06, effective 6/8/06; 06-02-063 (Order 05-271), § 232-28-337, filed 1/3/06, effective 2/3/06; 05-11-023 (Order 05-84), § 232-28-337, filed 5/10/05, effective 5/15/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047 and 77.12.020. 04-11-036 (Order 04-98), § 232-28-337, filed 5/12/04, effective 6/12/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 03-13-047 (Order 03-129), § 232-28-337, filed 6/12/03, effective 7/13/03.]

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AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 08-78, filed 4/18/08, effective 5/19/08)

WAC 232-28-342   ((2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09)) 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12 Small game seasons.  


STATEWIDE SEASONS:


FOREST GROUSE (BLUE, RUFFED, AND SPRUCE)


Bag and Possession Limits: ((Three (3))) Four (4) grouse per day, straight or mixed bag, with a total of ((nine (9))) twelve (12) grouse in possession at any time.


SEASON DATES: Sept. 1 - Dec. 31, ((2006, 2007, 2008)) 2009, 2010, 2011.


BOBCAT


Bag and Possession Limits: No limit.


SEASON DATES: ((Sept. 5, 2006 - Mar. 15, 2007; Sept. 4, 2007 - Mar. 15, 2008; Sept. 2, 2008 - Mar. 15, 2009.)) Sept. 1 - Mar. 15, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012.

RESTRICTION: Bobcat may not be hunted with dogs.


RACCOON


Bag and Possession Limits: No limit.


OPEN AREA: Statewide, EXCEPT closed on Long Island within Willapa National Wildlife Refuge.


SEASON DATES: ((Sept. 5, 2006 - Mar. 15, 2007; Sept. 4, 2007 - Mar. 15, 2008; Sept. 2, 2008 - Mar. 15, 2009.)) Sept. 1 - Mar. 15, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012.


FOX


Bag and Possession Limits: No limit.


OPEN AREA: Statewide EXCEPT closed within the exterior boundaries of the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie, Okanogan, Wenatchee, and Gifford Pinchot National Forests and GMUs 407 and 410.


SEASON DATES: ((Sept. 5, 2006 - Mar. 15, 2007; Sept. 4, 2007 - Mar. 15, 2008; Sept. 2, 2008 - Mar. 15, 2009.)) Sept. 1 - Mar. 15, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012.


COYOTE


Bag and Possession Limits: No limit.


OPEN AREA ((AND SEASON DATES)): Statewide((, year round. Coyote may only be killed and/or pursued with hounds during the following period: Sept. 5, 2006 - Mar. 15, 2007; Sept. 4, 2007 - Mar. 15, 2008; Sept. 2, 2008 - Mar. 15, 2009, EXCEPT coyote may be hunted year round with hounds in Grant, Adams, Benton, and Franklin counties)).


SEASON DATES: Year round.

RESTRICTION: Coyote may not be hunted with dogs.


COTTONTAIL RABBIT AND SNOWSHOE HARE (OR WASHINGTON HARE)


Bag and Possession Limits: Five (5) cottontails or snowshoe hares per day, with a total of fifteen (15) in possession at any time, straight or mixed bag.


SEASON DATES: Sept. 1, ((2006)) 2009 - Mar. 15, ((2007)) 2010; Sept. 1, ((2007)) 2010 - Mar. 15, ((2008)) 2011; Sept. 1, ((2008)) 2011 - Mar. 15, ((2009)) 2012.


CROWS


Bag and Possession Limits: No limit.


SEASON DATES: Oct. 1, ((2006)) 2009 - Jan. 31, ((2007)) 2010; Oct. 1, ((2007)) 2010 - Jan. 31, ((2008)) 2011; Oct. 1, ((2008)) 2011 - Jan. 31, ((2009)) 2012.


JACKRABBIT


Season closed statewide.


PTARMIGAN, SAGE, AND SHARP-TAILED GROUSE


Season closed statewide.


WILD TURKEY:


YOUTH SEASON


LEGAL BIRD: ((Gobblers)) Male turkeys and turkeys with visible beards only.


SEASON DATES: April ((7-8)) 3-4, ((2007)) 2010; April ((5-6)) 2-3, ((2008)) 2011; April ((4-5)) 7-8, ((2009)) 2012.


SPRING SEASON


LEGAL BIRD: ((Gobblers)) Male turkeys and turkeys with visible beards only.


SEASON DATES: April 15 - May 31, ((2007, 2008,)) 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012.


BAG LIMIT: The combined spring/youth season limit is three (3) birds. Only two (2) turkeys may be killed in Eastern Washington, except only one (1) may be killed in Chelan, Kittitas, or Yakima counties. One (1) turkey may be killed per year in Western Washington outside of Klickitat County. Two (2) turkeys may be killed in Klickitat County.


((EARLY)) FALL NORTHEAST BEARDLESS TURKEY SEASON


LEGAL BIRD: Beardless only.


LEGAL HUNTER: Open to all hunters with a valid turkey tag.


OPEN AREA: GMUs 105-124.


SEASON DATES: Sept. ((27)) 26 - Oct. ((3)) 9, ((2008)) 2009; Sept. 25 - Oct. 8, 2010; Sept. 24 - Oct. 7, 2011.


BAG LIMIT: Two (2) beardless turkeys.


EARLY FALL GENERAL SEASON


LEGAL BIRD: Either sex.


LEGAL HUNTER: Open to all hunters with a valid turkey tag.


OPEN AREA: GMUs 101 and 127-133.


SEASON DATES: Sept. ((23)) 26 - Oct. ((6)) 9, ((2006)) 2009; Sept. ((22)) 25 - Oct. ((5)) 8, ((2007)) 2010; Sept. ((27)) 24 - Oct. ((3)) 7, ((2008)) 2011.


BAG LIMIT: One (1) turkey during the early fall general and permit hunting seasons combined.


((EARLY)) FALL PERMIT SEASONS


LEGAL BIRD: Either sex.


LEGAL HUNTER: All hunters who are selected in the ((early)) fall turkey special permit drawing and who possess a valid turkey tag.


((OPEN AREA: GMUs 145-186, 382, 388, 568-578.


SEASON DATES: Sept. 23 - Oct. 6, 2006; Sept. 22 - Oct. 5, 2007; Sept. 27 - Oct. 3, 2008.


((Permit Area Number of Permits
GMUs 149-163 300
GMUs 145, 172-186 200
GMUs 382, 388, 568-578 75))

Hunt Name Permit Season Dates Special Restrictions Boundary Description Permits Bag Limit*
Blue Mt. West Sept. 26 - Oct. 9, 2009, Sept. 25 - Oct. 8, 2010, Sept. 24 - Oct. 7, 2011 Either sex GMUs 149-163 400 1
Blue Mt. East Sept. 26 - Oct. 9, 2009, Sept. 25 - Oct. 8, 2010, Sept. 24 - Oct. 7, 2011 Either sex GMUs 145, 172-186 300 1
Klickitat Sept. 26 - Oct. 9, 2009, Sept. 25 - Oct. 8, 2010, Sept. 24 - Oct. 7, 2011 Either sex GMUs 382, 388, 568-578 150 1
Methow Nov. 15 - Dec. 15, 2009, 2010, 2011 Either sex GMUs 218-231 and 242 50 1

*BAG LIMIT: ((One (1) turkey)) During the early fall general and permit hunting seasons combined.


LATE FALL ((PERMIT)) SEASON


LEGAL BIRD: Either sex.


LEGAL HUNTER: ((All hunters who are selected in the special late fall turkey permit drawing and who possess)) Open to all hunters with a valid turkey tag.


OPEN AREA: GMUs ((101)) 105-124.


SEASON DATES: Nov. 20 - Dec. 15, ((2006, 2007, 2008)) 2009, 2010, 2011.


((PERMITS: 800.))


BAG LIMIT: One (1) turkey.


HUNTER EDUCATION INSTRUCTOR INCENTIVE PERMITS


LEGAL BIRD: ((Gobblers)) Male turkeys and turkeys with visible beards only.


LEGAL HUNTER: Qualified hunter education instructors who are selected through a random drawing. 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.


OPEN AREA: Statewide.


SEASON DATES: April 1 - May 31, ((2007, 2008,)) 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012.


PERMITS: 2.


OFFICIAL HUNTING HOURS FOR WILD TURKEY:


HUNTING HOURS: One-half hour before sunrise to sunset during spring and fall seasons.


SPECIAL REGULATIONS FOR WILD TURKEY:


1. Turkey season is open for shotgun shooting #4 shot or smaller, archery, and muzzleloader shotgun shooting #4 shot or smaller.

2. A turkey tag is required for hunting turkey.

3. It is unlawful to use dogs to hunt turkeys.

4. It is unlawful to bait game birds.


EASTERN WASHINGTON SEASONS:


RING-NECKED PHEASANT


Bag and Possession Limits: Three (3) cock pheasants per day, with a total of fifteen (15) cock pheasants in possession at any time.


YOUTH SEASON DATES: Sept. ((23)) 26 and ((24)) 27, ((2006)) 2009; Sept. ((22)) 25 and ((23)) 26, ((2007)) 2010; Sept. ((20)) 24 and ((21)) 25, ((2008)) 2011. Open only to youth hunters accompanied by an adult at least 18 years old.


REGULAR SEASON DATES: Oct. ((21)) 24, ((2006)) 2009 - Jan. ((15)) 18, ((2007)) 2010; Oct. ((20)) 23, ((2007)) 2010 - Jan. ((21)) 17, ((2008)) 2011; Oct. ((18)) 22, ((2008)) 2011 - Jan. ((19)) 16, ((2009)) 2012.


The director is authorized to close the pheasant season on an emergency basis as conditions warrant, consistent with RCW 34.05.350 and 77.12.150.


CHUKAR


Bag and Possession Limits: Six (6) chukar per day, with a total of eighteen (18) chukar in possession at any time.


YOUTH SEASON DATES: Sept. ((23)) 26 and ((24)) 27, ((2006)) 2009; Sept. ((22)) 25 and ((23)) 26, ((2007)) 2010; Sept. ((20)) 24 and ((21)) 25, ((2008)) 2011. Open only to youth hunters accompanied by an adult at least 18 years old.


REGULAR SEASON DATES: Oct. ((7)) 3, ((2006)) 2009 - Jan. ((15)) 18, ((2007)) 2010; Oct. ((6)) 2, ((2007)) 2010 - Jan. ((21)) 17, ((2008)) 2011; Oct. ((4)) 1, ((2008)) 2011 - Jan. ((19)) 16, ((2009)) 2012.


GRAY (HUNGARIAN) PARTRIDGE


Bag and Possession Limits: Six (6) gray partridges per day, with a total of eighteen (18) gray partridges in possession at any time.


YOUTH SEASON DATES: Sept. ((23)) 26 and ((24)) 27, ((2006)) 2009; Sept. ((22)) 25 and ((23)) 26, ((2007)) 2010; Sept. ((20)) 24 and ((21)) 25, ((2008)) 2011. Open only to youth hunters accompanied by an adult at least 18 years old.


REGULAR SEASON DATES: Oct. ((7)) 3, ((2006)) 2009 - Jan. ((15)) 18, ((2007)) 2010; Oct. ((6)) 2, ((2007)) 2010 - Jan. ((21)) 17, ((2008)) 2011; Oct. ((4)) 2, ((2008)) 2011 - Jan. ((19)) 16, ((2009)) 2012.


MOUNTAIN QUAIL


Season closed throughout Eastern Washington.


CALIFORNIA (VALLEY) QUAIL AND NORTHERN BOBWHITE


Bag and Possession Limits: Ten (10) quail per day, with a total of thirty (30) quail in possession at any time, straight or mixed bag.


YOUTH SEASON DATES: Sept. ((23)) 26 and ((24)) 27, ((2006)) 2009; Sept. ((22)) 25 and ((23)) 26, ((2007)) 2010; Sept. ((20)) 24 and ((21)) 25, ((2008)) 2011. Open only to youth hunters accompanied by an adult at least 18 years old.


REGULAR SEASON DATES: Oct. ((7)) 3, ((2006)) 2009 - Jan. ((15)) 18, ((2007)) 2010; Oct. ((6)) 2, ((2007)) 2010 - Jan. ((21)) 17, ((2008)) 2011; Oct. ((4)) 2, ((2008)) 2011 - Jan. ((19)) 16, ((2009)) 2012.


WESTERN WASHINGTON SEASONS:


RING-NECKED PHEASANT


Bag and Possession Limits: Two (2) pheasants of either sex per day, with a total of fifteen (15) pheasants in possession at any time.


YOUTH SEASON DATES: Sept. ((23)) 26 and ((24)) 27, ((2006)) 2009; Sept. ((22)) 25 and ((23)) 26, ((2007)) 2010; Sept. ((20)) 24 and ((21)) 25, ((2008)) 2011. Open only to youth hunters accompanied by an adult at least 18 years old.


HUNTERS SIXTY-FIVE YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER SEASON DATES: Sept. ((25-29)) 28 - Oct. 2, ((2006)) 2009; Sept. ((24-28 - 2007)) 27 - Oct. 1, 2010; Sept. ((22-)) 26-30, ((2008)) 2011.


REGULAR SEASON DATES: ((Sept. 30)) Oct. 3 - Nov. 30, ((2006)) 2009; ((Sept. 29)) Oct. 2 - Nov. 30, ((2007)) 2010; ((Sept. 27)) Oct. 1 - Nov. 30, ((2008)) 2011. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; EXCEPT Dungeness Recreation Area Site (Clallam County) starting Oct. ((7)) 3, ((2006)) 2009; Oct. ((6)) 2, ((2007)) 2010; Oct. ((4)) 1, ((2008)) 2011.


EXTENDED SEASON DATES: Dec. 1-15, ((2006, 2007, 2008)) 2009, 2010, 2011. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. only on the following release sites: Belfair, Fort Lewis, Kosmos, Lincoln Creek, Scatter Creek, Skookumchuck, and all Whidbey Island release sites EXCEPT Bayview. Pheasants will not be released during the extended season.


A Western Washington Pheasant Permit is required to hunt pheasant in Western Washington, in addition to a current small game hunting license. Pheasant kills must be recorded. Upon taking a pheasant, the holder of a Western Washington Pheasant Permit must immediately enter on the corresponding space the date and location of kill.


There are three license options available:


     (1) Full Season Option: Allows the harvest of eight (8) pheasants.

     (2) Youth Option: Allows the harvest of eight (8) pheasants by youth hunters.

     (3) 3-Day Option: Allows the harvest of four (4) pheasants harvested over three consecutive days.


Every person possessing a Western Washington Pheasant Permit must, by December 31, return the permit to the department of fish and wildlife. The number of permits purchased per year is not limited.


A hunter shall select one valid option at the time they purchase their Western Washington Pheasant Permit. It is unlawful to purchase an additional permit until the pheasants allowed on the current permit are taken.


SPECIAL RESTRICTION: Western Washington pheasant hunters must choose to hunt on either odd-numbered or even-numbered weekend days from 8:00 - 10:00 a.m. at all units of Lake Terrell, Tennant Lake, Snoqualmie, Skagit, Skookumchuck, and Scatter Creek Wildlife Areas, all hunting sites on Whidbey Island, and at the Dungeness Recreation Area, and must indicate their choice on the Western Washington Pheasant Permit by choosing "odd" or "even." Hunters who select the three day option, hunters 65 years of age or older, and youth hunters may hunt during either weekend day morning. Youth hunters must be accompanied by an adult at least 18 years old who must have an appropriately marked pheasant permit if hunting.


MOUNTAIN QUAIL


Bag and Possession Limits: Two (2) mountain quail per day, with a total of four (4) mountain quail in possession at any time.


SEASON DATES: Oct. ((7)) 3 - Nov. 30, ((2006)) 2009; Oct. ((6)) 2 - Nov. 30, ((2007)) 2010; Oct. ((4)) 1 - Nov. 30, ((2008)) 2011.


CALIFORNIA (VALLEY) QUAIL AND NORTHERN BOBWHITE


Bag and Possession Limits: Ten (10) California (valley) quail or northern bobwhite per day, with a total of thirty (30) California (valley) quail or northern bobwhite in possession at any time, straight or mixed bag.


SEASON DATES: Oct. ((7)) 3 - Nov. 30, ((2006)) 2009; Oct. ((6)) 2 - Nov. 30, ((2007)) 2010; Oct. ((4)) 1 - Nov. 30, ((2008)) 2011.


FALCONRY SEASONS:


UPLAND GAME BIRD AND FOREST GROUSE - FALCONRY


Bag and Possession Limits: Two (2) pheasants (either sex), six (6) partridge, five (5) California (valley) quail or northern bobwhite, two (2) mountain quail (in Western Washington only), and three (3) forest grouse (blue, ruffed, spruce) per day. Possession limit is twice the daily bag limit.


OPEN AREA: Statewide.


SEASON DATES: Aug. 1, ((2006)) 2009 - Mar. 15, ((2007)) 2010; Aug. 1, ((2007)) 2010 - Mar. 15, ((2008)) 2011; Aug. 1, ((2008)) 2011 - Mar. 15, ((2009)) 2012.


TURKEY - FALCONRY


A turkey tag is required to hunt turkey during the turkey falconry season.


Bag and Possession Limits: One (1) turkey (either sex) per turkey tag with a maximum of two (2) turkeys. Possession limit: Two (2).


OPEN AREA: Eastern Washington.


SEASON DATES: Sept. 1, ((2006)) 2009 - Feb. 15, ((2007)) 2010; Sept. 1, ((2007)) 2010 - Feb. 15, ((2008)) 2011; Sept. 1, ((2008)) 2011 - Feb. 15, ((2009)) 2012.


MOURNING DOVE - FALCONRY


Bag and Possession Limits: Three (3) mourning doves per day straight bag or mixed bag with snipe, coots, ducks, and geese during established seasons. Possession limit is twice the daily limit.


OPEN AREA: Statewide.


SEASON DATES: Sept. 1 - Dec. 16, ((2006, 2007, 2008)) 2009, 2010, 2011.


COTTONTAIL RABBIT AND SNOWSHOE HARE - FALCONRY


Bag and Possession Limits: Five (5) cottontails or snowshoe hares per day, straight or mixed bag. Possession limit: Fifteen (15).


OPEN AREA: Statewide.


SEASON DATES: Aug. 1, ((2006)) 2009 - Mar. 15, ((2007)) 2010; Aug. 1, ((2007)) 2010 - Mar. 15, ((2008)) 2011; Aug. 1, ((2008)) 2011 - Mar. 15, ((2009)) 2012.


OTHER SEASONS:


CANADA GOOSE SEPTEMBER SEASON


Bag and Possession Limits: Western Washington, except Cowlitz and Wahkiakum counties and that part of Clark County north of the Washougal River: Five (5) Canada geese per day with a total of ten (10) in possession at any time.


Cowlitz and Wahkiakum counties and that part of Clark County north of the Washougal River: Three (3) Canada geese per day with a total of six (6) in possession at any time.


((Eastern Washington: Three (3) Canada geese per day with a total of six (6) in possession at any time.))


WESTERN WASHINGTON SEASON DATES: Sept. ((9-14)) 10-15, ((2006; Sept. 8-13, 2007; Sept. 6-11, 2008)) 2009, 2010, 2011. EXCEPT Pacific County: Sept. 1-15, ((2006, 2007, and 2008)) 2009, 2010, and 2011.


((EASTERN WASHINGTON SEASON DATES: Sept. 9-10, 2006; Sept. 8-9, 2007; Sept. 6-7, 2008.))


MOURNING DOVE


Bag and Possession Limits: Ten (10) mourning doves per day with a total of twenty (20) mourning doves in possession at any time.


OPEN AREA: Statewide.


SEASON DATES: Sept. 1-30, ((2006, 2007, 2008)) 2009, 2010, 2011.


HIP REQUIREMENTS:


All hunters age 16 and over of migratory game birds (duck, goose, coot, snipe, mourning dove, and band-tailed pigeon) are required to complete a Harvest Information Program (HIP) survey at a license dealer, and possess a Washington Migratory Bird validation as evidence of compliance with this requirement when hunting migratory game birds. Youth hunters are required to complete a HIP survey, and possess a free Washington Youth Migratory Bird validation as evidence of compliance with this requirement when hunting migratory game birds.


BAND-TAILED PIGEON


Bag and Possession Limits: Two (2) band-tailed pigeons per day with a total of four (4) band-tailed pigeons in possession at one time.


OPEN AREA: Statewide.


SEASON DATES: Sept. 15-23, ((2006, 2007, 2008)) 2009, 2010, 2011.


WRITTEN AUTHORIZATION REQUIRED TO HUNT BAND-TAILED PIGEONS.


All persons hunting band-tailed pigeons in this season are required to obtain a written authorization and harvest report from the Washington department of fish and wildlife. Application forms must be delivered to a department of fish and wildlife office no later than August 25 or postmarked on or before August 25 in order for applicants to be mailed an authorization before the season starts. Immediately after taking a band-tailed pigeon into possession, hunters must record in ink the information required on the harvest report. By October 15, hunters must return the harvest report to a department of fish and wildlife office, 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 following band-tailed pigeon season.


BIRD DOG TRAINING SEASON


Wild upland game birds may be pursued during the dog-training season, but may not be killed except during established hunting seasons. A small game license is required to train dogs on wild game birds. A small game license and a Western Washington Pheasant Permit is required to train dogs on pheasants in Western Washington. Captive raised game birds may be released and killed during dog training if proof of lawful acquisition (invoices) are in possession and the birds are appropriately marked (WAC 232-12-271 and 232-12-044).


OPEN AREA: Statewide.


SEASON DATES: Aug. 1, ((2006)) 2009 - Mar. 31, ((2007)) 2010; Aug. 1, ((2007)) 2010 - Mar. 31, ((2008)) 2011; Aug. 1, ((2008)) 2011 - Mar. 31, ((2009)) 2012.


Only youth and seniors may train dogs during their respective seasons on designated Western Washington pheasant release sites.


Bird dog training may be conducted year round on areas posted for bird dog training on portions of: Region One - Espanola (T24N, R40E, E 1/2 of section 16); Region Three - South L. T. Murray Wildlife Area; Region Four - Skagit Wildlife Area, Lake Terrell Wildlife Area, and Snoqualmie Wildlife Area; Region Five - Shillapoo/Vancouver Lake Wildlife Area; Region Six - Scatter Creek Wildlife Area, Fort Lewis Military Base.


HOUND HUNTING DURING DEER AND ELK HUNTING SEASONS


It is unlawful to hunt any wildlife at night or wild animals with dogs (hounds) during the months of September, October, or November in any area open to a modern firearm deer or elk season. The use of hounds to hunt black bear, cougar (EXCEPT by public safety cougar removal permit (WAC 232-12-243) or a commission authorized hound permit (WAC 232-28-285)), coyote, and bobcat is prohibited year round.


YAKAMA INDIAN RESERVATION:


The ((2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09)) 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12 upland bird seasons within the Yakama Indian Reservation shall be the same as the season established by the Yakama Indian Nation.


COLVILLE INDIAN RESERVATION:


The ((2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09)) 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12 upland bird seasons within the Colville Indian Reservation shall be the same as the season established by the Colville Indian Tribe.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047, 77.12.020, 77.12.570, 77.12.210. 08-09-090 (Order 08-78), § 232-28-342, filed 4/18/08, effective 5/19/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 06-11-031 (Order 06-91), § 232-28-342, filed 5/8/06, effective 6/8/06.]

OTS-2129.7


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 08-78, filed 4/18/08, effective 5/19/08)

WAC 232-28-351   ((2006-2008)) 2009-2011 Deer general seasons and definitions.  


Bag Limit: One (1) deer per hunter during the license year except where otherwise permitted by Fish and Wildlife Commission rule.


Hunting Method: Hunters must select one of the hunting methods (modern firearm, archery, muzzleloader).


Any Buck Deer Seasons: Open only to the taking of deer with visible antlers (buck fawns illegal).


Antler Point: To qualify as an antler point, the point must be at least one inch long measured on the longest side.


Antler Restrictions: APPLIES TO ALL HUNTERS DURING ANY GENERAL SEASON AND DESIGNATED SPECIAL PERMIT SEASONS((!)). Buck deer taken in antler restricted GMUs must meet minimum antler point requirements. Minimum antler point requirements are antler points on one side only. Eye guards are antler points when they are at least one inch long.


2 Point minimum GMUs: 437, ((574, 578,)) 636, 654, and 681.


3 Point minimum GMUs: All mule deer in 100, 200, and 300 series GMUs; white-tailed deer in GMUs 127, 130, 133, 136, 139, 142, 145, 149, 154, 162, 163, 166, 169, 172, 175, 178, 181, ((and)) 186, and black-tailed deer in GMU 578.


Permit Only Units: The following GMUs require a special permit to hunt deer: 290 (Desert), 329 (Quilomene), 371 (Alkali), and 485 (Green River).


GMUs Closed to Deer Hunting: 157 (Mill Creek Watershed), 490 (Cedar River), and 522 (Loo-wit).


Black-tailed Deer: Any member of black-tailed/mule deer (species Odocoileus hemionus) found west of a line drawn from the Canadian border south on the Pacific Crest Trail and along the Yakama Indian Reservation boundary in Yakima County to ((Klickitat County; in Klickitat County along the Yakama Indian Reservation boundary to Summit Creek Rd; southwest on Summit Creek Rd to the Glenwood-Goldendale Highway; northwest on the Glenwood-Goldendale Highway to Lakeside Rd; south on Lakeside Rd to Fisher Hill Rd (P-2000); south on Fisher Hill Rd to Fisher Hill bridge crossing)) the Klickitat River; ((southwest)) south down Klickitat River to the Columbia River.


Mule Deer: Any member of black-tailed/mule deer (species Odocoileus hemionus) found east of a line drawn from the Canadian border south on the Pacific Crest Trail and along the Yakama Indian Reservation boundary in Yakima County to ((Klickitat County; in Klickitat County along the Yakama Indian Reservation boundary to Summit Creek Rd; southwest on Summit Creek Rd to the Glenwood-Goldendale Highway; northwest on the Glenwood-Goldendale Highway to Lakeside Rd; south on Lakeside Rd to Fisher Hill Rd (P-2000); south on Fisher Hill Rd to Fisher Hill bridge crossing)) the Klickitat River; ((southwest)) south down Klickitat River to the Columbia River.


White-tailed Deer: Means any white-tailed deer (member of the species Odocoileus virginianus) except the Columbian whitetail deer (species Odocoileus virginianus leucurus).


MODERN FIREARM DEER SEASONS


License Required: A valid big game hunting license, which includes a deer species option.

Tag Required: Valid modern firearm deer tag on his/her person for the area hunted.

Hunting Method: Modern firearm deer tag hunters may use rifle, handgun, shotgun, bow or muzzleloader, but only during modern firearm seasons.


Hunt Season ((2006)) 2009 Dates ((2007)) 2010 Dates ((2008)) 2011 Dates Game Management Units (GMUs) Legal Deer
HIGH BUCK HUNTS
Sept. 15-25 Sept. 15-25 Sept. 15-25 Alpine Lakes, Glacier Peak, Pasayten, Olympic Peninsula, and Henry Jackson Wilderness Areas and Lake Chelan Recreation Area 3 pt. min.
GENERAL SEASON ((HUNTS))
Western

Washington

((Blacktail)) Black-tailed Deer

Oct. ((14)) 17-31 Oct. ((13)) 16-31 Oct. ((11)) 15-31 407, 418, 426, 448 through 466, 501 through 520, 524 through 556, 560, 568, 572, 574, 601 through 633, 638 through 653, 658 through 673, 684 Any buck
GMUs 410, 564, Deer Areas 4013, 4926, ((and)) 6014, and 6020 Any deer
578 3 pt. min.
437, ((574, 578,)) 636, 654, 681 2 pt. min.
Eastern

Washington

((Whitetail)) White-tailed Deer

Oct. ((14-27)) 17-30 Oct. ((13-26)) 16-29 Oct. ((11-24)) 15-28 ((105)) 101 through 124 Any ((whitetail)) white-tailed buck
Oct. ((14-22)) 17-25 Oct. ((13-21)) 16-24 Oct. ((11-19)) 15-23 ((All 200 and 300 series GMUs except permit-only in 290, 329, and 371)) 203 through 284, 328, 330 through 368, 372 Any ((whitetail)) white-tailed buck
((Oct. 14-29 Oct. 13-28 Oct. 11-26 101, 204 Any whitetail buck))
Oct. ((14-22)) 17-25 Oct. ((13-21)) 16-24 Oct. ((11-19)) 15-23 127 through 154, 162 through 186 ((Whitetail)) White-tailed, 3 pt. min.
379, 381 Any white-tailed deer
Eastern

Washington

Mule Deer

Oct. ((14-22)) 17-25 Oct. ((13-21)) 16-24 Oct. ((11-19)) 15-23 ((All 100, 200, and 300 series GMUs, except permit only in GMUs 290, 329, and 371, and closed in GMU 157)) 101 through 154, 162 through 186, 203 through 284, 328, 330 through 368, 372, 379, 381 Mule deer, 3 pt. min.
((379 Any mule deer))
Oct. ((14-27)) 17-30 Oct. ((13-26)) 16-29 Oct. ((11-24)) 15-28 373, 382, 388 Mule deer, 3 pt. min.
LATE ((BUCK HUNTS)) GENERAL SEASON
Western

Washington

((Blacktail)) Black-tailed Deer

Nov. ((16-19)) 19-22 Nov. ((15-18)) 18-21 Nov. ((13-16)) 17-20 407, 410, 454, 466, ((and 500, and 600 series GMUs except closed in GMUs 522, 574, and 578)) 501 through 520, 524 through 560, 568 through 578, 601 through 633, 638 through 653, 658 through 673, 684 and 699 Any buck ((except 2 pt. min. in GMUs 636, 654, and 681))
636, 654, 681 2 pt. min.
Nov. ((16-19)) 19-22 Nov. ((15-18)) 18-21 Nov. ((13-16)) 17-20 GMUs 410 and 564, Deer Areas 4013, 4926, 6014, 6020 Any deer
Eastern

Washington

((Whitetail)) White-tailed Deer

Nov. ((6)) 7-19 Nov. ((5)) 6-19 Nov. ((3)) 5-19 105 through 124 Any ((whitetail)) white-tailed buck
((YOUTH & DISABLED HUNTERS
Eastern

Washington

Whitetail Deer

Oct. 28 -

Nov. 5

Oct. 27 -

Nov. 4

Oct. 25 -

Nov. 2

105 through 124 Whitetail, antlerless only))
HUNTERS 65 AND OVER, DISABLED, OR YOUTH GENERAL SEASONS
Eastern

Washington

((Whitetail)) White-tailed Deer

Oct. ((14-27 Nov. 6-19)) 17-30 Oct. ((13-26 Nov. 5-19)) 16-29 Oct. ((11-24 Nov. 3-19)) 15-28 ((105)) 101 through 124 Any ((whitetail)) white-tailed deer
((Oct. 14-29 Oct. 13-28 Oct. 11-26 101 Any whitetail deer))
Oct. ((14-22)) 17-25 Oct. ((13-21)) 16-24 Oct. ((11-19)) 15-23 127 through 142, 145 ((through)), 154, Deer Area 1010, and 172 through ((181)) 178 ((Whitetail)) White-tailed, 3 pt. min. or antlerless
MASTER HUNTER SEASON
Eastern

Washington

((Whitetail)) White-tailed Deer

Dec. 9-15 Dec. 9-15 Dec. 9-15 GMUs 130-142 ((Whitetail)) White-tailed, antlerless only

ARCHERY DEER SEASONS

License Required: A valid big game hunting license, which includes a deer species option.

Tag Required: Valid archery deer tag on his/her person for the area hunted.

Special Notes: Archery tag holders can only hunt during archery seasons with archery equipment (WAC 232-12-054).


Hunt Area ((2006)) 2009 Dates ((2007)) 2010 Dates ((2008)) 2011 Dates Game Management Units (GMUs) Legal Deer
Early Archery General Deer Seasons
Western

Washington

((Blacktail)) Black-tailed Deer

Sept. 1-((30)) 25 Sept. 1-((30)) 24 Sept. 1-((30)) 23 407 through 426, 448 ((through)), 450, 454, 466, 501 ((through 520, 524 through 556, 560)), 504, 505, 510, 513, 520, 554, 564, 568, 572, 601 ((through)) , 603, 615, 621 through 633, ((638)) 642 through ((653)) 652, 658 through ((673)) 672, 684 and 699 Any deer((, except buck only in GMUs 460, 503, 506, 530, 550, 673))
460, 503, 574, 673 Any buck
437, ((574, 578, 636,)) 654, 681 2 pt. min. or antlerless
578 3 pt. min.
Sept. 1-20 Sept. 1-19 Sept. 1-18 516, 524, 556, 560, 602, 607, 612, 618, 636, 638, 653 Any deer
506, 530, 550 Any buck
Eastern

Washington

Mule Deer

Sept. 1-((30)) 25 Sept. 1-((30)) 24 Sept. 1-((30)) 23 105 through 127, ((162,)) 145, 163, ((166, 169,)) 243, ((328,)) 334 ((through 340, 346 through 368)) 3 pt. min.
142 ((through 154, and 172)), 175 through 181, 186, Deer Area 1010, 244 through 247, 249 ((through 251)), 250, 260, 372, 373, 379, 381, 388 3 pt. min. or antlerless
((379, 381 Any mule deer))
Sept. 1-20 Sept. 1-19 Sept. 1-18 149, 154, 162, 166, 169, 172, 251, 328, 335, 336, 340, 342, 346, 352, 356, 360, 364, 368 3 pt. min.
Sept. 1-15 Sept. 1-15 Sept. 1-15 101, 130 through 139, 204 through 242, 248, 254, 262, 266, 269, 272, 278, 284, 382 3 pt. min.
Sept. 16-((30)) 25 Sept. 16-((30)) 24 Sept. 16-((30)) 23 101, 130 through 139, 204 through 242, 248, 254, 262, 266, 269, 272, 278, 284, 382 3 pt. min. or antlerless
Eastern Washington ((Whitetail)) White-tailed Deer Sept. 1-((30)) 25 Sept. 1-((30)) 24 Sept. 1-((30)) 23 101 through 124, 204 through 250, 254 through 284, 373, 379, 381 Any ((whitetail)) white-tailed deer
Sept. 1-25 Sept. 1-24 Sept. 1-23 127 through ((154, 162 through)) 145, 163, 175, 178, 181, 186 ((Whitetail)) White-tailed, 3 pt. min. or antlerless
Sept. 1-20 Sept. 1-19 Sept. 1-18 154, 162, 166, 169, 172 White-tailed, 3 pt. min. or antlerless
Sept. 1-20 Sept. 1-19 Sept. 1-18 149 White-tailed, 3 pt. min.
Late Archery General Deer Seasons
Western

Washington

((Blacktail)) Black-tailed Deer

Nov. ((22)) 25 - Dec. 8 Nov. ((21)) 24 - Dec. 8 Nov. ((19)) 23 - Dec. 8 437, 636, 654, 681 2 pt. min. or antlerless
((Nov. 22 - Dec. 15 Nov. 21 - Dec. 15 Nov. 19 - Dec. 15 636, 681 2 pt. min. or antlerless))
Nov. ((22)) 25 - Dec. 15 Nov. ((21)) 24 - Dec. 15 Nov. ((19)) 23 - Dec. 15 466, 510 through 520, 524, 556, 601, 607 through 618, 638, 648, and 699 Any deer
Nov. ((22)) 25 - Dec. 15 Nov. ((21)) 24 - Dec. 15 Nov. ((19)) 23 - Dec. 15 460, 506, 530, 560, 572 Any buck ((only))
Nov. ((22)) 25 - Dec. 31 Nov. ((21)) 24 - Dec. 31 Nov. ((19)) 23 - Dec. 31 407, 410, 454, 505, 564, 603, 624, 627, 642, 652, 660 through 672 Any deer
Eastern

Washington

Mule Deer

Nov. 21-30 Nov. 21-30 Nov. 21-30 209, 215, 233, 243, 250 3 pt. min.
Nov. ((20)) 25 - Dec. 8 Nov. ((20)) 24 - Dec. 8 Nov. ((20)) 23 - Dec. 8 ((209, 215, 233, 243,)) 346, 352, 364, 388, Deer Area 3682 3 pt. min.
145, 163, 178((, 250)) 3 pt. min. or antlerless
272, 278, 373((, 381, 388)) 3 pt. min. or antlerless
((Nov. 20-30)) Dec. 2-8 ((Nov. 20-30)) Dec. 2-8 ((Nov. 20-30)) Dec. 2-8 133, 136 Antlerless
Dec. 9-31 Dec. 9-31 Dec. 9-31 Deer Area 1021 ((3 pt. min. or)) Antlerless only
Eastern

Washington

((Whitetail)) White-tailed Deer

Nov. 10 - Dec. 15 Nov. 10 - Dec. 15 Nov. 10 - Dec. 15 101 Any ((whitetail)) white-tailed deer
Nov. ((20)) 25 - Dec. 15 Nov. ((20)) 24 - Dec. 15 Nov. ((20)) 23 - Dec. 15 105, 108, 117, 121, 124 Any ((whitetail)) white-tailed deer
127 3 pt. min. or antlerless ((whitetail)) white-tailed deer
Nov. ((20)) 25 - Dec. 8 Nov. ((20)) 24 - Dec. 8 Nov. ((20)) 23 - Dec. 8 145, 163, 178 3 pt. min. or antlerless ((whitetail)) white-tailed deer
Nov. 25 - Dec. 15 Nov. 24 - Dec. 15 Nov. 23 - Dec. 15 204, 209, 215, 233, ((243, 250,)) 272, 278, 373 Any ((whitetail)) white-tailed deer
((Nov. 20-30)) Dec. 2-8 ((Nov. 20-30)) Dec. 2-8 ((Nov. 20-30)) Dec. 2-8 133, 136 Antlerless

MUZZLELOADER DEER SEASONS

License Required: A valid big game hunting license, which includes a deer species option.

Tag Required: Valid muzzleloader deer tag on his/her person for the area hunted.

Hunting Method: Muzzleloader only.

Special Notes: Muzzleloader tag holders can only hunt during muzzleloader seasons and must hunt with muzzleloader equipment.


Hunt Area ((2006)) 2009 Dates ((2007)) 2010 Dates ((2008)) 2011 Dates Game Management Units (GMUs) Legal Deer
High Buck Hunts Sept. 15-25 Sept. 15-25 Sept. 15-25 Alpine Lakes, Glacier Peak, Pasayten, Olympic Peninsula, and Henry Jackson Wilderness areas, and Lake Chelan Recreation Area 3 pt. min.
Early Muzzleloader General Deer Seasons
Western

Washington

((Blacktail)) Black-tailed Deer

((Oct. 7-13)) Sept. 26 - Oct. 4 ((Oct. 6-12)) Sept. 25 - Oct. 3 ((Oct. 4-10)) Sept. 24 - Oct. 2 407, 418, 426, 448, 450, 501, 504, 505, 506, 510, 513, 516, 520, 530, 554, 556, 568, 572, 574, 603, 607, 612, 615, 624, 636, 638, 642, 648, 660, 663, 672, 673, 684 Any buck
410, 454, 564, 627, 652, 666, Deer Areas 4926 and 6020 Any deer
437((, 578)) 2 pt. min.
578 3 pt. min.
Eastern

Washington

((Whitetail)) White-tailed Deer

((Oct. 7-13)) Sept. 26 - Oct. 4 ((Oct. 6-12)) Sept. 25 - Oct. 3 ((Oct. 4-10)) Sept. 24 - Oct. 2 203, 204, 209, 215, 231, 233, 239, 242, 243, 244, 245, 246, 248, 250, 251, 260, 278, 284 ((Whitetail)) White-tailed, any buck
((133,)) 142((, 145, 149, 181, 381)) ((Whitetail)) White-tailed, 3 pt. min. or antlerless
133, 136, 145, 149, 175, 181, 186 White-tailed, 3 pt. min.
101 through 124, 373, 379 ((Whitetail)) White-tailed, any deer
Eastern

Washington

Mule Deer

((Oct. 7-13)) Sept. 26 - Oct. 4 ((Oct. 6-12)) Sept. 25 - Oct. 3 ((Oct. 4-10)) Sept. 24 - Oct. 2 101 through 124, 133, 136, 142, 145, 149, 175, 181, 186, 203, 204, 209, 215, 231, 233, 239, 242, 243, 244, 245, 246, 248, 250, 251, 254, 260, 262, 266, 269, 272, 284, 328, 330 through 342, 352 through 360, 368, 373, 382 Mule deer, 3 pt. min.
278, ((381)) 379 Mule deer, 3 pt. min. or antlerless
((379 Any mule deer))
Late Muzzleloader General Deer Seasons
Western

Washington

((Blacktail)) Black-tailed

Deer

Nov. ((22)) 26 - Dec. 15 Nov. ((21)) 25 - Dec. 15 Nov. ((19)) 24 - Dec. 15 407, 410, 501, 504, 564, 633, 666, 684, and Deer Areas 4926 and 6020 Any deer
654 2 pt. min.
460, 550, 602, 658 Any buck
Nov. 26 - Dec. 6 Nov. ((21)) 26 - Dec. 6 Nov. ((19)) 24 - Dec. 6 651, 667, 673 Any buck
Dec. 7-15 Dec. 7 - 15 Dec. 7 - 15 651, 673 Any deer
((Dec. 1-15 Dec. 1-15 Dec. 1-15 578 2 pt. min.))
Eastern

Washington

((Whitetail)) White-tailed Deer

Nov. ((20)) 26 - Dec. 8 Nov. ((20)) 25 - Dec. 8 Nov. ((20)) 24 - Dec. 8 113((, 379)) ((Whitetail,)) Any white-tailed deer
172, 181 ((Whitetail)) White-tailed, 3 pt. min. ((or antlerless))
Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 379 Any white-tailed deer
((Nov. 20-30)) Nov. 25 - Dec. 1 ((Nov. 20-30)) Nov. 24 - Dec. 1 ((Nov. 20-30)) Nov. 23 - Dec. 1 130, 133, 136, 139 ((Whitetail)) White-tailed, 3 pt. min. or antlerless
Nov. 20-30 Nov. 20-30 Nov. 20-30 381 Any white-tailed deer
Eastern

Washington

Mule Deer

Nov. 20-30 Nov. 20-30 Nov. 20-30 382     3 pt. min.

Nov. 25 - Dec. 1 Nov. 24 - Dec. 1 Nov. 23 - Dec. 1 130 Antlerless
Nov. 20-30 Nov. 20-30 Nov. 20-30 381 3 pt. min. or antlerless
Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 379 ((Any mule deer)) 3 pt. min.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047, 77.12.020, 77.12.570, 77.12.210. 08-09-090 (Order 08-78), § 232-28-351, filed 4/18/08, effective 5/19/08; 07-11-017 (Order 07-62), § 232-28-351, filed 5/3/07, effective 6/3/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 06-11-032 (Order 06-92), § 232-28-351, filed 5/8/06, effective 6/8/06; 05-11-022 (Order 05-89), § 232-28-351, filed 5/10/05, effective 6/10/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047 and 77.12.020. 04-11-036 (Order 04-98), § 232-28-351, filed 5/12/04, effective 6/12/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 03-13-047 (Order 03-129), § 232-28-351, filed 6/12/03, effective 7/13/03.]

OTS-2130.6


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 08-78, filed 4/18/08, effective 5/19/08)

WAC 232-28-352   ((2006-2008)) 2009-2011 Elk general seasons and definitions.  


Bag Limit: One (1) elk per hunter during the license year except where otherwise permitted by fish and wildlife commission rule. Any combination of seasons, tags, and permits set by the fish and wildlife commission will not exceed a maximum of two (2) elk per hunter during the license year.


Hunting Method: Elk hunters must select only one of the hunting methods (modern firearm, archery, or muzzleloader).


Elk Tag Areas: Elk hunters must choose either Eastern or Western Washington to hunt in and buy the appropriate tag for that area.


Any Bull Elk Seasons: Open only to the taking of elk with visible antlers (bull calves are illegal).


Antler Point: To qualify as an antler point, the point must be at least one inch long measured on the longest side.


Branch: A branch is defined as any projection off the main antler beam that is at least one inch long, measured on the longest side, and longer than it is wide.


Spike Bull Antler Restrictions: Bull elk taken in spike only GMUs must have at least one antler with ((only one antler point above the ear. An animal with more than one antler point above the ears on both antlers is illegal)) no branches originating more than four inches above where the antler attaches to the skull.


Spike Only GMUs: 145-154, 162-186, 249, ((251, 328, 329,)) and ((335)) 336-368.


True Spike -- Bull Antler Restrictions: Bull elk taken in these units must have both antlers with no branching originating more than four inches above where the antlers attach to the skull. Under the true spike restriction, the taking of an elk that has two points on one side or has antler points within one inch of the definitions regarding length of point, or point of origination is an infraction under RCW 7.84.030. All other types of violations of the true spike restriction are subject to current penalties and assessments.


True Spike GMUs: 251, 328-335.


3 Point Antler Restrictions: Legal bull elk must have at least 3 antler points on one side with at least 2 antler points above the ear. Eye guards are antler points when they are at least one inch long. Antler restrictions apply to all hunters during any open season.


3 Point GMUs: All of Western Washington except for GMUs 454, 564, 568, 574, 578, 652 for archers, 666, 684, and Elk Area 4941.


Permit Only Units: The following GMUs are closed during general seasons: 157, 371, 418, 485, 522, 524, 556, 621, 636, 653, and Elk Area 3068.


GMUs Closed to Elk Hunting: 437 (except for Elk Area 4941)((,)) and 490.


Elk Tag Areas


Eastern Washington: All 100, 200, and 300 GMUs except permit only for all hunters in GMUs 157 and 371. Modern firearms are restricted in GMU 334.

EA - Eastern Washington Archery Tag

EF - Eastern Washington Modern Firearm General Elk Tag

EM - Eastern Washington Muzzleloader Tag


Western Washington: All 400, 500, and 600 GMUs except closed in GMU((s 418,)) 437 (except for Elk Area 4941), 490, and modern firearm restrictions in portions of GMU 660. GMU 554 is open only for early archery and muzzleloader seasons. Elk Area 6064 in GMU 638 (Quinault) is open to master hunters only. Elk hunting by permit only in GMUs 418, 485, 522, 524, 556, 621, and 636.

WA - Western Washington Archery Tag

WF - Western Washington Modern Firearm General Elk Tag

WM - Western Washington Muzzleloader Tag


Modern Firearm General Elk Seasons


License Required: A valid big game hunting license with an elk tag option.


Tag Required: Valid modern firearm elk tag as listed below on his/her person for the area hunted.


Hunting Method: May use modern firearm, bow and arrow, or muzzleloader, but only during modern firearm seasons.


Hunt Area Elk Tag Area Game Management Units (GMUs) ((2006)) 2009 Dates ((2007)) 2010 Dates ((2008)) 2011 Dates Legal Elk
Eastern

Washington

EF 111, 113, 117 ((Oct. 28 - Nov. 5)) Oct. 31 - Nov. 8 ((Oct. 27 - Nov. 4)) Oct. 30 - Nov. 7 ((Oct. 25 - Nov. 2)) Oct. 29 - Nov. 6 Any bull
145 through 154, 162 through 186, 249, ((251, 328, 329, 335)) 336 through 368 ((Oct. 28 - Nov. 5)) Oct. 31 - Nov. 8 ((Oct. 27 - Nov. 4)) Oct. 30 - Nov. 7 ((Oct. 25 - Nov. 2)) Oct. 29 - Nov. 6 Spike bull
251, 328, 329, 330, 334, 335 Oct. 31 - Nov. 8 Oct. 30 - Nov. 7 Oct. 29 - Nov. 6 True spike bull
Elk Area 3722* Sept. 9-22 Sept. 8-21 Sept. 6-19 Antlerless
101, 105, 108, 121, 124 through 142, 372, 382, 388 ((Oct. 28 - Nov. 5)) Oct. 31 - Nov. 8 ((Oct. 27 - Nov. 4)) Oct. 30 - Nov. 7 ((Oct. 25 - Nov. 2)) Oct. 29 - Nov. 6 Any elk
127-142 master hunters only Dec. 9-31 Dec. 9-31 Dec. 9-31 Any elk
203 through 248, 250, 254 through 290, 373, 379, 381 ((except closed within 1/2 mile of the Columbia River in Douglas and Grant counties)) Oct. ((28)) 31 - Nov. 15 Oct. ((27)) 30 - Nov. 15 Oct. ((25)) 29 - Nov. 15 Any elk
Elk Area 2033 Sept. 8 - Oct. 2 Sept. 7 - Oct. 1 Sept. 6-30 Antlerless only
371, Elk Areas 3911 and 3912 master hunters only Aug. 1 - Jan. ((30)) 20, 2010 Aug. 1 - Jan. ((30)) 20, 2011 Aug. 1 - Jan. 20, ((2009)) 2012 Antlerless only
Elk Area 3911** master hunters only, 2nd tag Aug. 1 - Oct. 25 Aug. 1 - Oct. 24 Aug. 1 - Oct. ((24)) 23 Antlerless only
*GMU 372 and Elk Area 3722 are mainly private property, hunters are not advised to try hunting these areas without making prior arrangements for access.
**Master Hunters who hunt in Elk Area 3911 may purchase a master hunter, Elk Area 3911, second elk transport tag. Any legal weapon may be used. Master hunter, Elk Area 3911 second elk transport tags will be valid only for Elk Area 3911 from August 1 - October ((24)) 25, 2009, August 1 - October 24, 2010, and August 1 - October 23, 2011. All hunters participating in the Elk Area 3911 hunt must wear hunter orange.
Western

Washington

WF 407, 448, 460, 466, 503, 505 through 520, 530, 550, 560, 572, 601 through 618, 624 (except for Elk Area 6071), 627 through 633, 638 through 652, 654 through 684. Except master hunters only in Elk Area 6064. Nov. ((4-13)) 7-17 Nov. ((3-12)) 6-16 Nov. ((1-10)) 5-15 3 pt. min.
501, 504 Nov. ((4-13)) 7-17 Nov. ((3-12)) 6-16 Nov. ((1-10)) 5-15 3 pt. min. or antlerless
564, 568, 574 through 578, 666 Nov. ((4-13)) 7-17 Nov. ((3-12)) 6-16 Nov. ((1-10)) 5-15 Any elk
454 Nov. ((4-13)) 7-17 Nov. ((3-12)) 6-16 Nov. ((1-10)) 5-15 Any bull

Archery General Elk Seasons


License Required: A valid big game hunting license with an elk tag option.

Tag Required: Valid archery elk tag as listed below on his/her person for the area hunted.

Hunting Method: Bow and arrow only as defined by WAC 232-12-054.

Special Notes: Archery tag holders can hunt only during archery seasons and must hunt with archery equipment (WAC 232-12-054). Archery elk hunters may apply for special bull permits. Please see permit table for tag eligibility for all elk permits.


Hunt Area Elk Tag Area Game Management Units (GMUs) ((2006)) 2009 Dates ((2007)) 2010 Dates ((2008)) 2011 Dates Legal Elk
Early Archery General Elk Seasons
Eastern

Washington

EA 101 through 142, 243, 247, 249, 250, 373, 379, 381, 388 Sept. 8-((21)) 20 Sept. ((8-21)) 7-19 Sept. ((8-21)) 6-18 Any elk
145, 162, 166 through 172, 181, 186((, 328, 329, 335)) Sept. 8-((21)) 20 Sept. ((8-21)) 7-19 Sept. ((8-21)) 6-18 Spike bull
328, 329, 335 Sept. 8-20 Sept. 7-19 Sept. 6-18 True spike bull
149, 154, Elk Area 1010, Elk Area 1013, 163, 175, 178, 330, 334, 336, 340, 352, 356, 364 Sept. 8-((21)) 20 Sept. ((8-21)) 7-19 Sept. ((8-21)) 6-18 Spike bull or antlerless
Western

Washington

WA 454, 564, 568, 574, 578, 652, 666 Sept. 8-((21)) 20 Sept. ((8-21)) 7-19 Sept. ((8-21)) 6-18 Any elk
407, 448, 501 through 505, 520, 550, 554, 560, 572, 624, except for Elk Area 6071, Elk Area 6061, 654, 660, ((663,)) 667 through 673, 681, 684, and 699 Sept. 8-((21)) 20 Sept. ((8-21)) 7-19 Sept. ((8-21)) 6-18 3 pt. min. or antlerless
460, 466, 506, 510, 513, 516, 530, 601, 602, 603, 607, 612 through 618, 627, 633, 638 through 648, 651, 658, and ((681)) 663. Master hunters only in Elk Area 6064 Sept. 8-((21)) 20 Sept. ((8-21)) 7-19 Sept. ((8-21)) 6-18 3 pt. min.
((Elk Area 4941 Oct. 1-31 Oct. 1-31 Oct. 1-31 Any elk))
Late Archery General Elk Seasons
Eastern

Washington

EA 101, 105, 108, 117 through 127, 373, 388 Nov. ((20)) 25 - Dec. 8 Nov. ((20)) 24 - Dec. 8 Nov. ((20)) 23 - Dec. 8 Any elk
178 Nov. ((20)) 25 - Dec. 8 Nov. ((20)) 24 - Dec. 8 Nov. ((20)) 23 - Dec. 8 Antlerless only
127-142 master hunters only. Must wear hunter orange. Dec. 9-31 Dec. 9-31 Dec. 9-31 Any elk
Elk Area 1010, 163 Dec. 9 - Jan. 30 Dec. 9 - Jan. 30 Dec. 9 - Jan. 20, 2009 Antlerless only
203 through 248, 250, 254 through 290, ((373,)) 379, 381 ((except closed within 1/2 mile of the Columbia River in Douglas and Grant counties)). Must wear hunter orange. Oct. ((28)) 31 - Nov. 15 Oct. ((27)) 30 - Nov. 15 Oct. ((25)) 29 - Nov. 15 Any elk
371, Elk Areas 3911 and 3912 master hunters only. Must wear hunter orange. Aug. 1 - Jan ((30)) . 20, 2010 Aug. 1 - Jan. ((30)) 20, 2011 Aug. 1 - Jan. 20, ((2009)) 2012 Antlerless only
Elk Area 3911* master hunters only, 2nd tag. Must wear hunter orange. Aug. 1 - Oct. 25 Aug. 1 - Oct. 24 Aug. 1 - Oct. ((24)) 23 Antlerless only
328 Nov. ((20)) 25 - Dec. 8 Nov. ((20)) 24 - Dec. 8 Nov. ((20)) 23 - Dec. 8 True spike bull
335 Nov. 25 - Dec. 8 Nov. 24 - Dec. 8 Nov. 23 - Dec. 8 True spike bull or antlerless
((335,)) 336, 346, 352, 364, Elk Area 3681 Nov. ((20)) 25 - Dec. 8 Nov. ((20)) 24 - Dec. 8 Nov. ((20)) 23 - Dec. 8 Spike bull or antlerless
Western

Washington

WA 407, 503, 505, 648, 667, 672, 681, ((Elk Area 6066 in GMU 660,)) and 699. ((Elk Area 6064, except)) Master hunters only in Elk Area 6064 ((in)) portion of GMU 638 Nov. ((22)) 25 - Dec. 15 Nov. ((21)) 24 - Dec. 15 Nov. ((19)) 23 - Dec. 15 3 pt. min. or antlerless
454, 564, 666 Nov. ((22)) 25 - Dec. 15 Nov. ((21)) 24 - Dec. 15 Nov. ((19)) 23 - Dec. 15 Any elk
603, 612, 615, 638 Nov. ((22)) 25 - Dec. 15 Nov. ((21)) 24 - Dec. 15 Nov. ((19)) 23 - Dec. 15 3 pt. min.
506, 520, 530 Nov. ((22)) 25 - Dec. 7 Nov. ((21)) 24 - Dec. 7 Nov. ((19)) 23 - Dec. 7 ((3 pt. min. or)) Antlerless
((520 Nov. 21 - Dec. 15 Nov. 19 - Dec. 15 3 pt. min. or antlerless
506, 530 Dec. 8-15 Dec. 8-15 Dec. 8-15 3 pt. min.))
Elk Area 4941 Nov. 1 - Jan. 20 Nov. 1 - Jan. 20 Nov. 1 - Jan. 20 Any elk
*Master Hunters who hunt in Elk Area 3911 may purchase a master hunter, Elk Area 3911, second elk transport tag. Any legal weapon may be used. Master hunter, Elk Area 3911 second elk transport tags will be valid only for Elk Area 3911 from August 1 - October ((24)) 25, 2009, August 1 - October 24, 2010, and August 1 - October 23, 2011. All hunters participating in the Elk Area 3911 hunt must wear hunter orange.

Muzzleloader General Elk Seasons


License Required: A valid big game hunting license with an elk tag option.

Tag Required: Valid muzzleloader elk tag as listed below on his/her person for the area hunted.

Hunting Method: Muzzleloader only as defined by WAC 232-12-051.

Special Notes: Muzzleloader tag holders can only hunt during the muzzleloader seasons and must hunt with muzzleloader equipment. Only hunters with tags identified in the Special Elk Permits tables may apply for special elk permits.


Hunt Area Elk Tag Area Game Management Units (GMUs) ((2006)) 2009 Dates ((2007)) 2010 Dates ((2008)) 2011 Dates Legal Elk
Early Muzzleloader General Elk Seasons
Eastern

Washington

EM 111, 113, 117, 247 Oct. ((7-13)) 3-9 Oct. ((6-12)) 2-8 Oct. ((4-10)) 1-7 Any bull
101 through 108, 121 through 142, 250 Oct. ((7-13)) 3-9 Oct. ((6-12)) 2-8 Oct. ((4-10)) 1-7 Any elk
172, 245, ((Elk Area 2051, 335)) 336 through 342, 352 through 360, 368 Oct. ((7-13)) 3-9 Oct. ((6-12)) 2-8 Oct. ((4-10)) 1-7 Spike bull
335, Elk Area 2051 Oct. 3-9 Oct. 2-8 Oct. 1-7 True spike bull
Western

Washington

WM 454, 564, 568, 574, 578, 666, 684 Oct. ((7-13)) 3-9 Oct. ((6-12)) 2-8 Oct. ((4-10)) 1-7 Any elk
460, ((504,)) 513, 530, 554, 602, 603, 607, ((658,)) 627, 633, 638 except Elk Area 6064, 642, 660, 663, 672 Oct. ((7-13)) 3-9 Oct. ((6-12)) 2-8 Oct. ((4-10)) 1-7 3 pt. min.
501, 503, 504, 652, 654, ((663,)) 667 Oct. ((7-13)) 3-9 Oct. ((6-12)) 2-8 Oct. ((4-10)) 1-7 3 pt. min. or antlerless
Late Muzzleloader General Elk Seasons
Eastern

Washington

EM 130 through 142 Nov. ((20)) 25 - Dec. 8 Nov. ((20)) 24 - Dec. 8 Nov. ((20)) 23 - Dec. 8 Any elk
127-142 master hunters only. Must wear hunter orange. Dec. 9-31 Dec. 9-31 Dec. 9-31 Any elk
203 through 248, 250, 254 through 290, 373, 379, 381. ((except closed within 1/2 mile of the Columbia River in Douglas and Grant counties)) Must wear hunter orange. Oct. ((28)) 31 - Nov. 15 Oct. ((27)) 30 - Nov. 15 Oct. ((25)) 29 - Nov. 15 Any elk
371, Elk Areas 3911 and 3912 master hunters only. Must wear hunter orange. Aug. 1 - Jan. ((30, 2007)) 20 Aug. 1 - Jan. ((30, 2008)) 20 Aug. 1 - Jan. 20((, 2009)) Antlerless only
Elk Area 3911* master hunters only, 2nd tag. Must wear hunter orange. Aug. 1 - Oct. 25 Aug. 1 - Oct. 24 Aug. 1 - Oct. ((24)) 23 Antlerless only
Western

Washington

WM ((Elk Area 4941 Nov. 1 - Jan. 30, 2007 Nov. 1 - Jan. 30, 2008 Nov. 1 - Jan. 20, 2009 Any elk))
501, 503, 504, 505, 652 Nov. ((22)) 25 - Dec. 8 Nov. ((21)) 24 - Dec. 8 Nov. ((19)) 23 - Dec. 8 3 pt. min. or antlerless
454, 564, 568, 666, 684 Nov. ((22)) 25 - Dec. 15 Nov. ((21)) 24 - Dec. 15 Nov. ((19)) 23 - Dec. 15 Any elk
574, 578 Nov. ((22-30)) 25-30 Nov. ((21-30)) 24-30 Nov. ((19-30)) 23-30 Any elk
((504,)) 550, 601, 618, 658, 667 Nov. ((22)) 25 - Dec. 15 Nov. ((21)) 24 - Dec. 15 Nov. ((19)) 23 - Dec. 15 3 pt. min.
*Master Hunters who hunt in Elk Area 3911 may purchase a master hunter, Elk Area 3911, second elk transport tag. Any legal weapon may be used. Master hunter, Elk Area 3911 second elk transport tags will be valid only for Elk Area 3911 from August 1 - October ((24)) 25, 2009, August 1 - October 24, 2010, and August 1 - October 23, 2011. All hunters participating in the Elk Area 3911 hunt must wear hunter orange.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047, 77.12.020, 77.12.570, 77.12.210. 08-09-090 (Order 08-78), § 232-28-352, filed 4/18/08, effective 5/19/08; 07-11-017 (Order 07-62), § 232-28-352, filed 5/3/07, effective 6/3/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 06-11-032 (Order 06-92), § 232-28-352, filed 5/8/06, effective 6/8/06; 05-11-024 (Order 05-90), § 232-28-352, filed 5/10/05, effective 6/10/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047 and 77.12.020. 04-11-036 (Order 04-98), § 232-28-352, filed 5/12/04, effective 6/12/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 03-13-047 (Order 03-129), § 232-28-352, filed 6/12/03, effective 7/13/03.]

OTS-2139.7


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 08-227, filed 9/8/08, effective 10/9/08)

WAC 232-28-353   ((2008)) 2009 Deer special permits.  


SPECIAL DEER PERMIT HUNTING SEASONS

(Open to Permit Holders Only)

Hunters must purchase a deer 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 archery, muzzleloader, or modern firearm permit hunts. 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 Boundary Description Permits
Modern Firearm Deer Permit Hunts (Only modern firearm deer tag holders may apply.)
((Sherman Oct. 11-26 Whitetail, antlerless GMU 101 50))
Kelly Hill A ((Oct. 11-24 & Nov. 3-19)) Nov. 20-24 ((Whitetail, antlerless)) White-tailed 3 pt. min. GMU 105 ((50)) 5
Douglas A ((Oct. 11-24 & Nov. 3-19)) Nov. 20-24 ((Whitetail, antlerless)) White-tailed 3 pt. min. GMU 108 ((100)) 5
Aladdin B Nov. ((26-30)) 20-24 ((Whitetail, any buck)) White-tailed 3 pt. min. GMU 111 ((50)) 25
49 Degrees North A ((Oct. 11-24 & Nov. 3-19)) Nov. 20-24 ((Whitetail, antlerless)) White-tailed 3 pt. min. GMU 117 ((175)) 5
Huckleberry A ((Oct. 11-24 & Nov. 3-19)) Nov. 20-24 ((Whitetail, antlerless)) White-tailed 3 pt. min. GMU 121 ((300)) 5
Mt. Spokane A ((Oct. 11-24 & Nov. 3-19)) Nov. 20-24 ((Whitetail, antlerless)) White-tailed 3 pt. min. GMU 124 ((350)) 5
((Mica Peak A Oct. 11-19 Whitetail, antlerless GMU 127 150
Cheney A Oct. 11-19 Antlerless GMU 130 200
Roosevelt Oct. 11-19 Antlerless GMU 133 200
Harrington Oct. 11-19 Antlerless GMU 136 125
Steptoe Oct. 11-19 & Nov. 3-19 Antlerless GMU 139 300
Almota A Oct. 11-19 & Nov. 3-19 Antlerless GMU 142 100))
Palouse Nov. ((3)) 7-19 ((Whitetail)) White-tailed, 3 pt. min. GMUs 127-142 ((625)) 750
Mayview A Nov. 1-12 Antlerless GMU 145 50
((Prescott A Nov. 1-12 Antlerless GMU 149 50))
Blue Creek Nov. ((3-16)) 9-19 ((Whitetail)) White-tailed, antlerless GMU 154 ((80)) 50
Dayton A Nov. ((3-16)) 9-19 ((Whitetail)) White-tailed, antlerless GMU 162 80
Dayton B Nov. ((3-16)) 9-19 Antlerless Deer Area 1010 ((75)) 60
Marengo Nov. 1-12 Whitetail, antlerless GMU 163 50
Peola Nov. 1-12 Whitetail, antlerless GMU 178 50
Blue Mtns. Foothills A Nov. ((3)) 9-19 Whitetail, 3 pt. min. or antlerless GMUs 149, 154, 162-166 100
Blue Mtns. Foothills B Nov. ((3)) 9-19 Whitetail, 3 pt. min. or antlerless GMUs 145, 172-181 50
East Okanogan A Nov. 1-((18)) 20 Any whitetail GMU 204 50
East Okanogan B Oct. ((11-26)) 17-25 Whitetail, antlerless GMU 204 100
West Okanogan A Nov. 1-((18)) 20 Any whitetail GMUs 218-242 100
West Okanogan B Oct. ((11-19)) 17-25 Whitetail, antlerless GMUs 218-242 ((100)) 50
Sinlahekin A Nov. 1-((18)) 20 Any whitetail GMU 215 50
Sinlahekin B Oct. ((11-19)) 17-25 Whitetail, antlerless GMU 215 50
Sinlahekin C Nov. 1-20 Any buck GMU 215 5
Chewuch A Nov. 1-((18)) 20 Any ((deer)) buck GMU 218 15
Pearrygin A Nov. 1-((18)) 20 Any ((deer)) buck GMU 224 15
Gardner A Nov. 1-((18)) 20 Any ((deer)) buck GMU 231 10
Pogue A Nov. 1-((18)) 20 Any ((deer)) buck GMU 233 ((10)) 15
((Chiliwist A Nov. 1-18 Any deer GMU 239 10))
Alta A Nov. 1-((18)) 20 Any ((deer)) buck GMU 242 ((10)) 20
Manson A Nov. 1-((18)) 20 Any ((deer)) buck GMU 243 ((5)) 10
Chiwawa A Nov. 1-((18)) 20 Any ((deer)) buck GMU 245 ((30)) 28
Slide Ridge A Nov. 1-((18)) 20 Any ((deer)) buck GMU 246 ((16)) 12
Entiat A Nov. 1-((18)) 20 Any ((deer)) buck GMU 247 ((52)) 30
Big Bend A Nov. 1-((18)) 20 Antlerless GMU 248 ((150)) 40
Swakane A Nov. 1-((18)) 20 Any ((deer)) buck GMU 250 ((32)) 20
Mission A Nov. 1-((18)) 20 Any ((deer)) buck GMU 251 ((28)) 10
Mission B Oct. ((13-28)) 17-25 Antlerless GMU 251 ((168)) 40
St. Andrews Oct. ((11-19)) 17-25 Antlerless GMU 254 ((115)) 35
Foster Creek A Oct. ((11-19)) 17-25 Antlerless GMU 260 ((75)) 25
Foster Creek B Nov. 1-18 Antlerless GMU 260 ((75)) 25
Withrow ((A)) Oct. ((11-19)) 17-25 Antlerless GMU 262 ((50)) 20
Badger Nov. 1-18 Antlerless GMU 266 15
Ritzville A Nov. 1-((18)) 24 ((3 pt. min. or antlerless)) Any deer GMU 284 ((5)) 10
Desert A ((Nov. 1-12)) Oct. 31 - Nov. 8 Any deer GMU 290 15
Desert B Nov. 21-29 Any deer GMU 290 4
Desert ((B)) C ((Nov. 26-30)) Dec. 14-27 Antlerless GMU 290 ((75)) 50
Naneum A Nov. ((10-16)) 16-22 Any buck GMU 328 16
Quilomene A Nov. ((3-16)) 9-22 ((3 pt. min.)) Any buck GMU 329 14
Teanaway A Nov. ((10-16)) 16-22 Any buck GMU 335 16
L.T. Murray A Nov. ((10-16)) 16-22 Any buck GMUs 336, 340 ((17)) 16
Bethel ((A)) Nov. ((3-16)) 9-22 Any buck GMU 360 5
Cowiche ((A)) Nov. ((3-16)) 9-22 Any buck GMU 368 10
Alkali A Nov. 7-22 Any buck GMU 371 52
Alkali B Nov. 7-22 Antlerless GMU 371 35
Kahlotus A Dec. ((9-15)) 5-11 Antlerless GMU 381 50
East Klickitat A Oct. ((11-24)) 17-25 3 pt. min. or antlerless GMU 382 30
Grayback A Oct. ((11-24)) 17-25 3 pt. min. or antlerless GMU 388 25
Grayback B Nov. 11-18 3 pt. min. GMU 388 50
Sauk Nov. ((13-16)) 19-24 2 pt. min. GMU 437 25
Stillaguamish Nov. ((13-16)) 19-24 Any buck GMU 448 10
Snoqualmie Nov. ((13-16)) 19-24 Any buck GMU 460 25
Green River A ((Nov. 1-7)) Oct. 17-23 Any buck GMU 485 10
Lincoln A Oct. ((11-31)) 17-31 Any deer GMU 501 40
Stella A Oct. ((11-31)) 17-31 Any deer GMU 504 35
Mossyrock A Oct. ((11-31)) 17-31 Any deer GMU 505 85
Stormking A Oct. ((11-31)) 17-31 Any deer GMU 510 30
South Rainier A Oct. ((11-31)) 17-31 Any deer GMU 513 ((30)) 20
Packwood A Oct. ((11-31)) 17-31 Any deer GMU 516 50
Winston A Oct. ((11-31)) 17-31 Any deer GMU 520 50
Yale A Oct. ((11-31)) 17-31 Any deer GMU 554 15
Coweeman A Oct. ((11-31)) 17-31 Any deer GMU 550 20
Toutle A Oct. ((11-31)) 17-31 Any deer GMU 556 ((25)) 15
Lewis River A Oct. ((11-31)) 17-31 Any deer GMU 560 20
Washougal A Oct. ((11-31)) 17-31 Any deer GMU 568 10
Siouxon A Oct. ((11-31)) 17-31 Any deer GMU 572 20
Wind River A Oct. ((11-31)) 17-31 ((2 pt. min. or antlerless)) Any deer GMU 574 10
Wind River B Nov. 11-((18)) 20 ((2 pt. min.)) Any buck GMU 574 40
West Klickitat A Oct. ((11-31)) 17-31 ((2)) 3 pt. min. or antlerless GMU 578 15
West Klickitat B Nov. 11-((18)) 20 ((2)) 3 pt. min GMU 578 40
Pysht Oct. ((11-31)) 17-31 Any deer GMU 603 15
Olympic A Oct. ((11-31)) 17-31 Any deer GMU 621 35
Kitsap Oct. ((11-31)) 17-31 Any deer GMU 627 20
Skokomish ((A)) Oct. ((11-31)) 17-31 Any deer GMU 636 20
Wynoochee A Oct. ((11-31)) 17-31 Any deer GMU 648 110
Wynoochee B Nov. 1-((11)) 24 Any buck GMU 648 10
Satsop A Nov. 1-((11)) 24 Any buck GMU 651 10
Mashel ((A)) Oct. ((11-31)) 17-31 2 pt. min or antlerless GMU 654 40
North River A Oct. ((11-31)) 17-31 Any deer GMU 658 70
Minot Peak Oct. ((11-31)) 17-31 Any deer GMU 660 20
Capitol Peak A Oct. ((11-31)) 17-31 Any deer GMU 663 15
Capitol Peak B Nov. 1-((11)) 24 Any buck GMU 663 10
Deschutes Oct. ((11-31)) 17-31 Any deer GMU 666 80
Skookumchuck A Oct. ((11-31)) 17-31 Any deer GMU 667 20
Skookumchuck B Nov. 1-((11)) 24 Any buck GMU 667 10
Muzzleloader Only Deer Permit Hunts (Only muzzleloader tag holders may apply.)
Roosevelt A Sept. 26 - Oct. 16 ONLY 2 pt. x 2 pt. Mule Deer Bucks GMU 133 20
Harrington A Sept. 26 - Oct. 16 ONLY 2 pt. x 2 pt. Mule Deer Bucks GMU 136 20
Steptoe A Sept. 26 - Oct. 16 ONLY 2 pt. x 2 pt. Mule Deer Bucks GMU 139 20
((Green Bluff Dec. 9-31 Whitetail, antlerless That portion of GMU 124 east of Hwy 2 90))
Mayview B ((Oct. 4-10)) Sept. 26 - Oct. 4 Antlerless GMU 145 25
((Prescott B Oct. 4-10 Antlerless GMU 149 25))
Dayton C Sept. 26 - Oct. 4 3 pt. min. GMU 162 25
Tucannon Sept. 26 - Oct. 4 3 pt. min. GMU 166 10
Wenaha Sept. 26 - Oct. 4 3 pt. min. GMU 169 25
Mountain view Sept. 26 - Oct. 4 3 pt. min. GMU 172 15
Blue Mtns. Foothills C Nov. 20 - Dec. 8 Whitetail, 3 pt. min. or antlerless GMUs 149, 154, 162, 166 60
((Wannacut A Oct. 4-10 Antlerless GMU 209 25))
Chiliwist A Nov. 25-30 Any deer GMU 239 2
Alta B Nov. 25-30 Any deer GMU 242 20
Chiwawa B Nov. ((19)) 25-30 Any deer GMU 245 3
Chiwawa C ((Oct. 4-10)) Sept. 26 - Oct. 4 Antlerless GMU 245 ((56)) 10
Slide Ridge B Nov. 25-30 Any deer GMU 246 1
Swakane B ((Oct. 4-10)) Sept. 26 - Oct. 4 Antlerless GMU 250 ((28)) 8
Mission C ((Oct. 4-10)) Sept. 26 - Oct. 4 Antlerless GMU 251 ((36)) 8
Mission D Nov. 21-30 Any deer GMU 251 20
Foster Creek C Dec. 1-31 Antlerless GMU 260 ((100)) 20
Moses Coulee A Nov. 1-((18)) 25 Any deer GMU 269 ((20)) 5
Moses Coulee B Dec. 1-31 Antlerless GMU 269 ((100)) 20
Ritzville B Nov. ((19-30)) 25-30 ((Mule deer, 3 pt. min. or antlerless; any white-tailed)) Any deer GMU 284 ((5)) 1
((Benge A Dec. 1-15 Antlerless Deer Area 2010 20))
Lakeview A Nov. 1-18 Antlerless Deer Area 2011 10
Desert ((C)) D ((Oct. 25-31)) Oct. 17-25 Any deer GMU 290 2
Naneum B Nov. ((3-9)) 9-15 Any buck GMU 328 2
Quilomene B ((Oct. 4-10)) Sept. 26 - Oct. 4 ((3 pt. min.)) Any buck GMU 329 2
Teanaway ((C)) B Nov. ((3-9)) 9-15 Any buck GMU 335 2
L.T. Murray B Nov. ((3-9)) 9-15 Any buck GMUs 336, 340 4
Bald Mountain Nov. 9-22 Any buck GMUs 342, 346 10
Alkali C Sept. 27 - Oct. 16 Any buck GMU 371 8
Alkali D Sept. 27 - Oct. 16 Antlerless GMU 371 10
Whitcomb A Sept. ((8-13)) 1-12 ((Antlerless)) Any deer Deer Area 3071 7
Whitcomb B Sept. ((14)) 13-19 Antlerless Deer Area 3071 7
Whitcomb C Sept. ((22 - Oct. 3)) 21-25 ((Any deer)) Antlerless Deer Area 3071 7
Whitcomb D Sept. 28 - Oct. 2 Antlerless Deer Area 3071 7
Paterson A Sept. ((8-13)) 1-12 ((Antlerless)) Any deer Deer Area 3072 10
Paterson B Sept. ((14-19)) 13-19 Antlerless Deer Area 3072 10
Paterson C ((Sept. 22 - Oct. 3)) Sept. 21-25 ((Any deer)) Antlerless Deer Area 3072 10
Paterson D Sept. 28 - Oct. 2 Antlerless Deer Area 3072 10
Kahlotus B ((Nov. 20 - Dec. 8)) Oct. 3-9 ((Any deer)) 3 pt. min. or antlerless GMU 381 50
East Klickitat B Nov. ((21)) 25-30 3 pt. min. or antlerless GMU 382 15
((Grayback C Oct. 4-10 3 pt. min. or antlerless GMU 388 5
West Klickitat C Dec. 1-15 2 pt. min. or antlerless GMU 578 15))
Mossyrock B ((Oct. 4-10)) Sept. 26 - Oct. 4 Any deer GMU 505 10
Stormking B ((Oct. 4-10)) Sept. 26 - Oct. 4 Any deer GMU 510 5
South Rainier B ((Oct. 4-10)) Sept. 26 - Oct. 4 Any deer GMU 513 5
Packwood B ((Oct. 4-10)) Sept. 26 - Oct. 4 Any deer GMU 516 5
Winston B ((Oct. 4-10)) Sept. 26 - Oct. 4 Any deer GMU 520 5
Coweeman B ((Oct. 4-10)) Sept. 26 - Oct. 4 Any deer GMU 550 30
Yale B ((Oct. 4-10)) Sept. 26 - Oct. 4 Any deer GMU 554 2
Toutle B ((Oct. 4-10)) Sept. 26 - Oct. 4 Any deer GMU 556 3
((Lewis River B Oct. 4-10 Any deer GMU 560 5))
Washougal B ((Oct. 4-10)) Sept. 26 - Oct. 4 Any deer GMU 568 10
((Siouxon B Oct. 4-10 Any deer GMU 572 5
Wind River C Oct. 4-10 2 pt. min. or antlerless GMU 574 1))
West Klickitat C Sept. 26 - Oct. 4 3 pt. min. or antlerless GMU 578 15
West Klickitat D Dec. 1-8 3 pt. min. GMU 578 100
Olympic B ((Oct. 4-10)) Sept. 26 - Oct. 4 Any deer GMU 621 20
North River B ((Oct. 4-10)) Sept. 26 - Oct. 4 Any deer GMU 658 5
Archery Only Deer Permit Hunts (Only archery deer tag holders may apply.)
Chiliwist B Dec. 1-8 Any buck GMU 239 10
Chiwawa D Dec. 1-((12)) 8 Any ((deer)) buck GMU 245 ((16)) 17
Slide Ridge C Dec. 1-8 Any buck GMU 246 5
((Entiat B Nov. 20-29 Any deer GMU 247 128))
Entiat C ((Nov. 30 - Dec. 8)) Nov. 21-30 Any ((deer)) buck GMU 247 ((120)) 55
Entiat D Nov. 21-30 Antlerless GMU 247 60
Big Bend B ((Nov. 30 - Dec. 8)) Dec. 1-8 Any deer GMU 248 10
Swakane D Nov. 21-30 Antlerless GMU 250 75
Ritzville C Dec. 1-8 Any buck GMU 284 4
Desert ((D)) E ((Nov. 13- 25)) Nov. 30 - Dec.13 Any deer GMU 290 ((16)) 24
Naneum C Nov. ((20)) 25 - Dec. 8 Any buck GMU 328 ((8)) 9
Quilomene C Nov. ((20)) 25 - Dec. 8 ((3 pt. min.)) Any buck GMU 329 ((11)) 13
Teanaway ((D)) C Nov. ((20)) 25 - Dec. 8 Any buck GMU 335 ((13)) 14
L.T. Murray C Nov. ((20)) 25 - Dec. 8 Any buck GMUs 336, 340 ((7)) 8
Alkali E Sept.1-26 Any deer GMU 371 52
Grayback C Nov. 25 - Dec. 8 3 pt. min. or antlerless GMU 388 100
West Klickitat H Nov. 21-30 3 pt. min. GMU 578 100
Miller Jan. 1-20, 2010 Any deer Deer Area 6020 30
Special Modern Firearm Deer Permit Hunts for Hunters 65 or older
Ferry A Oct. ((11-19)) 17-25 Antlerless GMU 101 20
Blue Mtns. Foothills D Oct. ((11-19)) 17-25 Antlerless GMUs 145, ((149)) 154, Deer Area 1010 30
East Okanogan C Oct. ((11-19)) 17-25 Antlerless GMU 204 ((10)) 5
Wannacut ((B)) D Oct. ((11-19)) 17-25 Antlerless GMU 209 ((10)) 5
Sinlahekin ((C)) F Oct. ((11-19)) 17-25 Antlerless GMU 215 ((10)) 5
Chewuch B Oct. ((11-19)) 17-25 Antlerless GMU 218 ((15)) 5
Pearrygin B Oct. ((11-19)) 17-25 Antlerless GMU 224 ((20)) 10
Gardner B Oct. ((11-19)) 17-25 Antlerless GMU 231 ((15)) 10
Pogue ((B)) C Oct. ((11-19)) 17-25 Antlerless GMU 233 ((10)) 5
Chiliwist ((B)) C Oct. ((11-19)) 17-25 Antlerless GMU 239 ((10)) 5
Alta ((B)) D Oct. ((11-19)) 17-25 Antlerless GMU 242 ((15)) 5
Chiwawa E Oct. ((13-28)) 17-25 Antlerless GMU 245 ((12)) 8
Entiat ((E)) D Oct. ((13-28)) 17-25 Antlerless GMU 247 ((12)) 8
Swakane ((C)) E Oct. ((13-28)) 17-25 Antlerless GMU 250 ((12)) 8
Mission ((D)) F Oct. ((13-28)) 17-25 Any deer GMU 251 ((12)) 8
Bridgeport A Oct. ((13-21)) 17-25 Antlerless GMUs 248, 260 ((20)) 15
Palisades A Oct. ((13-21)) 17-25 Antlerless GMUs 266, 269 10
Sunnyside A Oct. ((13-21)) 17-25 Antlerless GMU 372 ((15)) 10
Horse Heaven Hills A Oct. ((13-21)) 17-30 Antlerless GMU 373 10
Kahlotus C Oct. ((13-21)) 17-25 Antlerless GMU 381 10
East Klickitat C Oct. ((11-24)) 17-25 3 pt. min. or antlerless GMU 382 15
Grayback D Oct. ((11-24)) 17-25 3 pt. min. or antlerless GMU 388 5
Lincoln B Oct. ((11-31)) 17-31 Any deer GMU 501 5
Stella B Oct. ((11-31)) 17-31 Any deer GMU 504 5
Mossyrock C Oct. ((11-31)) 17-31 Any deer GMU 505 15
Stormking C Oct. ((11-31)) 17-31 Any deer GMU 510 5
South Rainier C Oct. ((11-31)) 17-31 Any deer GMU 513 5
Packwood C Oct. ((11-31)) 17-31 Any deer GMU 516 5
Winston C Oct. ((11-31)) 17-31 Any deer GMU 520 5
Yale C Oct. ((11-31)) 17-31 Any deer GMU 554 5
Toutle C Oct. ((11-31)) 17-31 Any deer GMU 556 10
Lewis River ((C)) B Oct. ((11-31)) 17-31 Any deer GMU 560 5
Washougal C Oct. ((11-31)) 17-31 Any deer GMU 568 10
Siouxon ((C)) B Oct. ((11-31)) 17-31 Any deer GMU 572 5
Wind River ((D)) C Oct. ((11-31)) 17-31 ((2 pt. min. or antlerless)) Any deer GMU 574 2
West Klickitat ((D)) E Oct. ((11-31)) 17-31 ((2)) 3 pt. min. or antlerless GMU 578 5
Copalis Oct. ((11-31)) 17-31 Any deer GMU 642 20
North River C Oct. ((11-31)) 17-31 Any deer GMU 658 10
Williams Creek Oct. ((11-31)) 17-31 Any deer GMU 673 20
Disabled Hunter Deer Permits (Hunters must use method/weapon listed on their tag. All weapon types may apply unless otherwise noted.)
Ferry B Oct. ((11-19)) 17-25 Antlerless, modern firearm only GMU 101 20
East Okanogan D ((Restricted to general early season by tag choice)) Archery tag holders can hunt Sept. 1-25 Antlerless GMU 204 10
Wannacut ((C)) E Antlerless GMU 209 ((10)) 5
Sinlahekin ((D)) G Antlerless GMU 215 ((15)) 10
Chewuch C Antlerless GMU 218 ((20)) 10
Pearrygin C Antlerless GMU 224 ((15)) 5
Gardner C Antlerless GMU 231 ((10)) 5
Pogue ((C)) D Muzzleloader tag holders can hunt Sept. 26 - Oct. 4

Antlerless GMU 233 ((10)) 5
Chiliwist ((C)) D Antlerless GMU 239 ((15)) 10
Alta ((C)) E Antlerless GMU 242 ((10)) 5
Saint Andrews Modern firearm tag holders can hunt Oct. 17-25 Antlerless GMU 254 10
Chiwawa F Oct. ((13-28)) 17-25 Antlerless, modern firearm only GMU 245 ((12)) 10
Entiat F Oct. ((13-28)) 17-25 Antlerless, modern firearm only GMU 247 ((20)) 15
Mission ((E)) G Oct. ((13-28)) 17-25 Any deer, modern firearm only GMU 251 ((20)) 15
Bridge Port B ((Restricted to general early season by tag choice)) Archery tag holders can hunt Sept. 1-25

Muzzleloader tag holders can hunt Sept. 26 - Oct. 4

Modern firearm tag holders can hunt Oct. 17-25

Any deer GMUs 248, 260 15
Palisades B Any deer GMUs 266, 269 5
((Sunnyside B Restricted to general early season by tag choice Antlerless GMU 372 10))
Horse Heaven Hills B Oct. 17-30 Antlerless GMU 373 10
Kahlotus D Nov. 1-15 Antlerless GMU 381 10
East Klickitat D Archery tag holders can hunt Sept. 1-25

Muzzleloader tag holders can hunt Sept. 26 - Oct. 4

Modern firearm tag holders can hunt Oct. 17-25

3 pt. min. or antlerless GMU 382 15
Grayback E 3 pt. min. or antlerless GMU 388 5
Green River B ((Nov. 1-7)) Oct. 17-23 Antlerless, modern firearm only GMU 485 5
Lincoln C ((Restricted to general early season by tag choice)) Any deer GMU 501 3
Stella C Any deer GMU 504 3
Mossyrock D Any deer GMU 505 5
Stormking D Any deer GMU 510 3
South Rainier D Any deer GMU 513 3
Packwood D Any deer GMU 516 3
Winston D Any deer GMU 520 3
Yale D Any deer GMU 554 3
Toutle D Any deer GMU 556 5
Lewis River ((D)) C Any deer GMU 560 2
Washougal D Any deer GMU 568 10
Siouxon ((D)) C Archery tag holders can hunt Sept. 1-25 Any deer GMU 572 3
Wind River ((E)) D ((2 pt. min. or antlerless)) Any deer GMU 574 1
West Klickitat ((E)) F Muzzleloader tag holders can hunt Sept. 26 - Oct. 4

((2)) 3 pt. min. or antlerless GMU 578 3
Capitol Peak C Any deer GMU 663 30
Skookumchuck C Any deer GMU 667 30
North River D Modern firearm tag holders can hunt Oct. 17-31 Any deer GMU 658 5
Youth Special Deer Permit Hunts (Must be eligible for the youth hunting license and accompanied by an adult during the hunt.)
Modern Firearm Only
Ferry C Oct. ((11-19)) 17-25 Antlerless GMU 101 30
Blue Mtns. Foothills E Oct. ((11-19)) 17-25 Antlerless GMUs ((149,)) 154, 163, Deer Area 1010 ((40)) 30
Blue Mtns. Foothills F Oct. ((11-19)) 17-25 Antlerless GMUs 145, 172-181 ((40)) 30
East Okanogan E Oct. ((11-19)) 17-25 Antlerless GMU 204 35
Wannacut ((D)) F Oct. ((11-19)) 17-25 Antlerless GMU 209 ((20)) 10
Sinlahekin ((E)) H Oct. ((11-19)) 17-25 Antlerless GMU 215 ((40)) 20
Chewuch D Oct. ((11-19)) 17-25 Antlerless GMU 218 ((65)) 30
Pearrygin D Oct. ((11-19)) 17-25 Antlerless GMU 224 ((70)) 35
Gardner D Oct. ((11-19)) 17-25 Antlerless GMU 231 ((25)) 15
Pogue ((D)) E Oct. ((11-19)) 17-25 Antlerless GMU 233 ((20)) 10
Chiliwist ((D)) E Oct. ((11-19)) 17-25 Antlerless GMU 239 ((40)) 20
Alta ((D)) F Oct. ((11-19)) 17-25 Antlerless GMU 242 ((45)) 25
Chiwawa G Oct. ((11-26)) 17-25 Antlerless GMU 245 ((68)) 20
Entiat G Oct. ((11-26)) 17-25 Antlerless GMU 247 ((44)) 20
Swakane ((D)) G Oct. ((11-26)) 17-25 Antlerless GMU 250 ((24)) 10
Mission ((F)) H Oct. ((11-26)) 17-25 Antlerless GMU 251 ((168)) 40
Bridge Port C Oct. ((11-19)) 17-25 Antlerless GMUs 248, 260 ((175)) 40
Palisades C Oct. ((11-19)) 17-25 Antlerless GMUs 266, 269 ((50)) 35
((Lakeview C Oct. 11-19 Any deer Deer Area 2011 10))
Benge ((B)) A Oct. 23-31 Antlerless Deer Area 2010 20
Desert ((E)) F Sept. ((22-23)) 26-27 Any deer GMU 290 2
Horse Heaven Hills ((B)) C Oct. ((11-19)) 17-30 Antlerless GMU 373 10
Kahlotus E Oct. ((11-19)) 17-30 Antlerless GMU 381 15
Grayback F Oct. ((11-24)) 17-25 Any deer GMU 388 15
East Klickitat E Oct. ((11-24)) 17-25 Any deer GMU 382 25
Green River C ((Nov. 1-7)) Oct. 17-23 Any deer GMU 485 5
Lincoln D Oct. ((11-31)) 17-31 Any deer GMU 501 10
Stella D Oct. ((11-31)) 17-31 Any deer GMU 504 10
Mossyrock E Oct. ((11-31)) 17-31 Any deer GMU 505 10
Stormking E Oct. ((11-31)) 17-31 Any deer GMU 510 10
South Rainier E Oct. ((11-31)) 17-31 Any deer GMU 513 10
Packwood E Oct. ((11-31)) 17-31 Any deer GMU 516 10
Winston E Oct. ((11-31)) 17-31 Any deer GMU 520 10
Yale E Oct. ((11-31)) 17-31 Any deer GMU 554 10
Toutle E Oct. ((11-31)) 17-31 Any deer GMU 556 ((60)) 50
Lewis River ((E)) D Oct. ((11-31)) 17-31 Any deer GMU 560 10
Washougal E Oct. ((11-31)) 17-31 Any deer GMU 568 10
Siouxon ((E)) D Oct. ((11-31)) 17-31 Any deer GMU 572 10
Wind River ((F)) E Oct. ((11-31)) 17-31 Any deer GMU 574 10
West Klickitat ((F)) G Oct. ((11-31)) 17-31 Any deer GMU 578 10
Satsop B Oct. ((11-31)) 17-31 Any deer GMU 651 10
Skookumchuck D Oct. ((4-31)) 10-31 Any deer GMU 667 60
North River E Oct. ((11-31)) 17-31 Any deer GMU 658 10
Youth Special Deer Permit Hunts (Must be eligible for the youth hunting license and accompanied by an adult during the hunt.)
Muzzleloader Only
Ferry D ((Oct. 4-10)) Sept. 26 - Oct. 4 Antlerless GMU 101 10
East Okanogan F ((Oct. 4-10)) Sept. 26 - Oct. 4 Antlerless GMU 204 5
Wannacut ((E)) G ((Oct. 4-10)) Sept. 26 - Oct. 4 Antlerless GMU 209 5
Pogue ((E)) F ((Oct. 4-10)) Sept. 26 - Oct. 4 Antlerless GMU 233 5
Chiliwist ((E)) F ((Oct. 4-10)) Sept. 26 - Oct. 4 Antlerless GMU 239 5
Alta ((E)) G ((Oct. 4-10)) Sept. 26 - Oct. 4 Antlerless GMU 242 5
Mission ((G)) I ((Oct. 4-10)) Sept. 26 - Oct. 4 Any deer GMU 251 ((16)) 10
((Ritzville C Oct. 4-10 Antlerless GMU 284 50))
Desert ((F)) G Sept. ((8-9)) 12-13 Any deer GMU 290 2
((Whitcomb D Aug. 30 - Sept. 5 Antlerless Deer Area 3071 7
Paterson D Aug. 30 - Sept. 5 Antlerless Deer Area 3072 10))
Youth Special Deer Permit Hunts (Must be eligible for the youth hunting license and be accompanied by an adult during the hunt.)
Archery Only
Desert ((G)) H Sept. ((15-16)) 19-20 Any deer GMU 290 2
Special Deer Permits - Second Deer Tag

These permits are only valid when a second license and tag is purchased. Hunters must use the method/weapon listed on their tag. The second deer license and tag type must be the same tag type as the first one. These 2nd deer special permit hunts will affect hunters' accumulated points. Hunters' points will be used if drawn for this special permit.

Hunt Name Second Tag Season Special Restrictions Boundary Description Permits
Sherman Archery Sept. 1-25 and Nov. 20 - Dec. 15 White-tailed, antlerless GMU 101 10
Or
Muzzleloader Sept. 26 - Oct. 4
Or
Modern Firearm Oct. 17-30 depending on tag choice
Kelly Hill B Archery Sept. 1-25 and Nov. 26 - Dec. 15 White-tailed, antlerless GMU 105 10
Or
Muzzleloader Sept. 26 - Oct. 4
Or
Modern Firearm Oct. 17-30 and Nov. 7-19 depending on tag choice
Douglas B Archery Sept. 1-25 and Nov. 26 - Dec. 15 White-tailed, antlerless GMU 108 10
Or
Muzzleloader Sept. 26 - Oct. 4
Or
Modern Firearm Oct. 17-30 and Nov. 7-19 depending on tag choice
Aladdin A Archery Sept. 1-25 White-tailed, antlerless GMU 111 10
Or
Muzzleloader Sept. 26 - Oct. 4
Or
Modern Firearm Oct. 17-30 and Nov. 7-19 depending on tag choice
49 Degrees North B Archery Sept. 1-25 and Nov. 26 - Dec. 15 White-tailed, antlerless GMU 117 10
Or
Muzzleloader Sept. 26 - Oct. 4
Or
Modern Firearm Oct. 17-30 and Nov. 7-19 depending on tag choice
Colville River Sept. 1 - Dec. 31

Hunter orange required for all hunters.

White-tailed, antlerless Deer Area 1035 25
Huckleberry B ((Restricted to general seasons by tag choice)) Archery Sept. 1-25 and Nov. 26 - Dec. 15 ((Whitetail)) White-tailed, antlerless GMU 121 ((150)) 20
Or
Muzzleloader Sept. 26 - Oct. 4
Or
Modern Firearm Oct. 17-30 and Nov. 7-19 depending on tag choice
Green Bluff Dec. 9-31. Muzzleloader tag required. Must use muzzleloader equipment. White-tailed, antlerless That portion of GMU 124 east of Hwy 2 75
Mt. Spokane B ((Restricted to general seasons by tag choice)) Archery Sept. 1-25 and Nov. 26 - Dec. 15 ((Whitetail)) White-tailed, antlerless GMU 124 ((450)) 150
Or
Muzzleloader Sept. 26 - Oct. 4
Or
Modern Firearm Oct. 17-30 and Nov. 7-19 depending on tag choice
((Almota B Restricted to general seasons by tag choice Antlerless GMU 142 100))
Mica Peak ((B)) A ((Modern firearm and archery general season only,)) Archery Sept. 1-25 and Nov. 26 - Dec. 15 Whitetail, antlerless GMU 127 ((150)) 50
Or
Modern firearm Oct. 17-25 depending on tag choice
Cheney Archery Sept. 1-25 Antlerless GMU 130 50
Or
Muzzleloader Nov. 26 - Dec. 8
Or
Modern firearm Oct. 17-25 depending on tag choice
Spokane North Archery Sept. 1-25 and Nov. 26 - Dec. 15 White-tailed, antlerless Deer Area 1050 450
Or
Muzzleloader Sept. 26-Oct. 4
Or
Modern firearm Oct. 17-25 and Nov. 7-19 depending on tag choice
Spokane South Archery Sept. 1-25 and Nov. 26 - Dec. 15 White-tailed, antlerless Deer Area 1060 125
Or
Modern firearm Oct. 17-25 depending on tag choice
Spokane West Archery Sept. 1-25 Antlerless Deer Area 1070 100
Or
Muzzleloader Nov. 26 - Dec. 8
Or
Modern firearm Oct. 17-25 depending on tag choice
Roosevelt B Muzzleloader Sept. 26-Oct. 4 and Nov. 26 - Dec. 8 Antlerless GMU 133 250
Or
Modern firearm Oct. 17-25 depending on tag choice
Harrington B Muzzleloader Sept. 26 - Oct. 4 and Nov. 26 - Dec. 8 Antlerless GMU 136 200
Or
Modern firearm Oct. 17-25 depending on tag choice
Colfax Archery Sept. 1-25 Antlerless Deer Area 1080 100
Or
Muzzleloader Sept. 26-Oct. 4 and Nov. 26 - Dec. 8
Or
Modern firearm Oct. 17-25 depending on tag choice
Steptoe B Modern firearm only Oct. 17-25 and Nov. 7-19 Antlerless GMU 139 200
Almota A Modern firearm only Oct. 17-25 and Nov. 7-19 Antlerless GMU 142 150
((Northeast Archery tag required. Any open archery hunt. Must use archery equipment. Whitetail, antlerless GMUs 105, 108, 121, 124 400))
Clarkston ((Dec. 9-31.)) Nov. 20 - Dec. 31. Archery tag required. Must use archery equipment. Antlerless Deer Area 1021 30
Benge ((C)) B Dec. ((16-31)) 9-31 Antlerless Deer Area 2010 20
Lakeview ((C)) B Jan. 1-30 Antlerless Deer Area 2011 20
Methow Sept. ((4)) 8 - Oct. ((12)) 9 Antlerless Deer Area 2012 100
North Okanogan Sept. 8 - Oct. 9 Antlerless Deer Area 2013 50
Central Okanogan Sept. 8 - Oct. 9 Antlerless Deer Area 2014 25
Omak Sept. 8 - Oct. 9 Antlerless Deer Area 2015 25
Conconully Sept. 8 - Oct. 9 Antlerless Deer Area 2016 25
High Prairie ((Restricted to general early season by tag choice)) Archery Sept. 1-25 Antlerless Deer Area 3088 20
Or
Muzzleloader Sept. 26 - Oct. 4
Or
Modern firearm Oct. 17-25 depending on tag choice
Shaw ((Restricted to general seasons by tag choice)) Archery Sept. 1-25 and Nov. 25 - Dec. 31 Any deer Deer Area 4004 20
Or
Muzzleloader Sept. 26 - Oct. 4 and Nov. 26 - Dec. 15
Or
Modern firearm Oct. 17-31 and Nov. 19-22 depending on tag choice
Lopez Any deer Deer Area 4005 50
Orcas Any deer Deer Area 4006 50
Decatur Any deer Deer Area 4007 50
Blakely Any deer Deer Area 4008 50
Cypress Any deer Deer Area 4009 50
San Juan Any deer Deer Area 4010 50
Camano Antlerless Deer Area 4011 50
Whidbey Antlerless Deer Area 4012 125
Vashon-Maury Antlerless Deer Area 4013 125
Guemes Antlerless Deer Area 4926 50
Cottonwood A Archery only Sept. 1-25 Any black-tailed deer Deer Area 5064 7
Cottonwood B Muzzleloader only Sept. 26 - Oct. 4 Any black-tailed deer Deer Area 5064 7
Cottonwood C Modern firearm only Oct. 17-31 Any black-tailed deer Deer Area 5064 7
Cottonwood D Modern firearm only Nov. 19-22 Any black-tailed deer Deer Area 5064 7
Cottonwood E Archery only Nov. 25 - Dec. 31 Any black-tailed deer Deer Area 5064 7
Cottonwood F Modern firearm only Jan. 1-30, 2010 Any black-tailed deer Deer Area 5064 7
Anderson Archery Sept. 1-25 and Nov. 25 - Dec. 31 Antlerless Deer Area 6014 50
Or
Muzzleloader Sept. 26 - Oct. 4 and Nov. 26 - Dec. 15
Or
Modern firearm Oct. 17-31 and Nov. 19-22 depending on tag choice
Master Hunter Special Deer Permit Hunts: Only master hunters may apply; antlerless only hunts will not affect accumulated points; any weapon may be used.
Lakeview D Dec. 9-31 Antlerless Deer Area 2011 20
Miller Jan. 1-20, 2010 Any deer, archery only That part of Deer Area 6020 east of Sequim Bay 30


Hunter Education Instructor Incentive Permits
– Special deer 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 1 All general season and permit seasons established for GMUs included with the permit Any white-tailed deer Any 100 series GMU except GMU 157 2
Region 2 Any white-tailed deer GMUs 204-215 2
Region 2 Any deer GMUs 215-251 1
Region 2 Any deer GMU 290 1
Region 3 Any deer GMUs 335-368, 382, 388 1
Region 4 Any deer Any 400 series GMU except GMUs 485 and 490 2
Region 5 Legal buck for 500 series GMU of choice or antlerless Any 500 series GMU open for a general deer hunting season or a special deer permit hunting season 6
Region 6 Legal buck for GMU of choice GMUs 654, 660, 672, 673, 681 1

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047, 77.12.020, 77.12.570, 77.12.210. 08-19-021 (Order 08-227), § 232-28-353, filed 9/8/08, effective 10/9/08; 08-09-091 (Order 08-79), § 232-28-353, filed 4/18/08, effective 5/19/08; 07-11-017 and 07-17-055 (Orders 07-62 and 07-62A), § 232-28-353, filed 5/3/07 and 8/10/07, effective 6/3/07 and 9/10/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 06-11-032 (Order 06-92), § 232-28-353, filed 5/8/06, effective 6/8/06.]

OTS-2140.6


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 08-227, filed 9/8/08, effective 10/9/08)

WAC 232-28-354   ((2008)) 2009 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. 20 - Nov. 2)) Oct. 26 - Nov. 8 Any bull EF GMU 149 3
Prescott B Sept. 21-25 Any bull EF GMU 149 1
Blue Creek A ((Oct. 20 - Nov. 2)) Oct. 26 - Nov. 8 Any bull EF GMU 154 4
Blue Creek B Sept. 21-25 Any bull EF GMU 154 1
Watershed ((Oct. 25 - Nov. 2)) Oct. 31 - Nov. 8 3 pt. min. or Antlerless EA, EF, EM GMU 157 45
Dayton A ((Oct. 20 - Nov. 2)) Oct. 26 - Nov. 8 Any bull EF GMU 162 21
Dayton B Sept. 21-25 Any bull EF GMU 162 1
Lick Creek A Oct. 26 - Nov. 8 Any bull EF GMU 175 1
Tucannon A ((Oct. 20 - Nov. 2)) Oct. 26 - Nov. 8 Any bull EF Elk Area 1014 ((6)) 7
Tucannon B Sept. 21-25 Any bull EF Elk Area 1014 1
Wenaha West A ((Oct. 20 - Nov. 2)) Oct. 26 - Nov. 8 Any bull EF Elk Area 1008 ((15)) 14
Wenaha West B Sept. 21-25 Any bull EF Elk Area 1008 1
Wenaha East A ((Oct. 20 - Nov. 2)) Oct. 26 - Nov. 8 Any bull EF Elk Area 1009 ((15)) 9
Wenaha East B Sept. 21-25 Any bull EF Elk Area 1009 1
Mountain View A ((Oct. 20 - Nov. 2)) Oct. 26 - Nov. 8 Any bull EF GMU 172 ((16)) 12
Mountain View B Sept. 21-25 Any bull EF GMU 172 1
Peola A ((Oct. 20 - Nov. 2)) Oct. 26 - Nov. 8 Any bull EF GMU 178 1
Couse A ((Oct. 20 - Nov. 2)) Oct. 26 - Nov. 8 Any bull EF GMU 181 1
Mission A ((Oct. 20 - Nov. 2)) Oct. 26 - Nov. 8 Any bull EF GMU 251 2
Mission B Sept. 21-25 Any bull EF GMU 251 1
Colockum A ((Oct. 20 - Nov. 2)) Oct. 26 - Nov. 8 Any bull EF GMUs 328, 329 ((3)) 5
Colockum B Sept. 21-25 Any bull EF GMUs 328, 329 1
Teanaway A Dec. 19-30 Any bull EF GMU 335 14
Teanaway B ((Oct. 20 - Nov. 2)) Sept. 21-25 Any bull EF GMU 335 1
Peaches Ridge A ((Oct. 20 - Nov. 2)) Oct. 26 - Nov. 8 Any bull EF GMUs 336, 346 ((140)) 129
Peaches Ridge B Sept. 21-25 Any bull EF GMUs 336, 346 1
Little Naches A Oct. 1-10 Any bull EF GMU 346 15
Observatory A ((Oct. 20 - Nov. 2)) Oct. 26 - Nov. 8 Any bull EF GMUs 340, 342 ((73)) 65
Observatory B Sept. 21-25 Any bull EF GMUs 340, 342 1
Goose Prairie A ((Oct. 20 - Nov. 2)) Oct. 26 - Nov. 8 Any bull EF GMUs 352, 356 ((89)) 77
Goose Prairie B Sept. 21-25 Any bull EF GMUs 352, 356 1
Bethel A ((Oct. 20 - Nov. 2)) Oct. 26 - Nov. 8 Any bull EF GMU 360 ((48)) 38
Bethel B Sept. 21-25 Any bull EF GMU 360 1
Rimrock A ((Oct. 20 - Nov. 2)) Oct. 26 - Nov. 8 Any bull EF GMU 364 ((120)) 117
Rimrock B Sept. 21-25 Any bull EF GMU 364 1
Cowiche A ((Oct. 20 - Nov. 2)) Oct. 26 - Nov. 8 Any bull EF GMU 368 ((18)) 17
Cowiche B Sept. 21-25 Any bull EF GMU 368 1
Klickitat Meadows A ((Oct. 20 - Nov. 2)) Oct. 26 - Nov. 8 Any bull EF Elk Area 3068 1
Nooksack A Oct. ((11)) 12 - Nov. ((10)) 17 Any bull WF GMU 418 ((7)) 4
Nooksack B Oct. 10 - Nov. 17 Spike only WF GMU 418 6
Green River ((Nov. 1-7)) Oct. 17-23 Any bull WF GMU 485 3
Margaret A ((Nov. 1-10)) Nov. 7-17 Any bull WF GMU 524 ((36)) 18
Margaret B Sept. 21-25 and Nov. 7-17 Any bull WF GMU 524 2
Toutle A Nov. ((1-10)) 7-17 Any bull WF GMU 556 131
Toutle B Sept. 21-25 and Nov. 7-17 Any bull WF GMU 556 2
Clearwater Oct. 1-((10)) 11 Any bull WA, WF, WM GMU 615 2
Matheny Oct. 1-((10)) 11 Any bull WA, WF, WM GMU 618 3
Olympic A Nov. ((1- 10)) 7-17 3 pt. min. WF GMU 621, EXCEPT for Elk Area 6071 ((16)) 14
Olympic B Sept. 21-25 3 pt. min. WF GMU 621, EXCEPT for Elk Area 6071 1
Skokomish A Nov. ((1- 10)) 7-17 3 pt. min. WF GMU 636 ((10)) 8
Skokomish B Sept. 21-25 3 pt. min. WF GMU 636 1
Wynoochee Oct. 1-((10)) 11 Any bull WA, WF, WM GMU 648 1
White River A Nov. ((1-10)) 7-17 Any bull WF GMU 653 ((40)) 48
White River B Sept. 21-25 Any bull WF GMU 653 1
Peninsula Sept. 21-25 Any bull WF GMUs 602, 607, 612 1
Quinault Sept. 21-25 Any bull WF GMU 638 1
Cathlamet Sept. 21-25 Any bull WF GMUs 506, 530, 550 1
Packwood Sept. 21-25 Any bull WF GMUs 516, 560 1
Modern Firearm Elk Permit Hunts (Only modern firearm elk tag holders may apply.)
Aladdin A ((Oct. 25 - Nov. 2)) Oct. 31 - Nov. 8 Any elk EF GMU 111 15
Selkirk A ((Oct. 25 - Nov. 2)) Oct. 31 - Nov. 8 Any elk EF GMU 113 20
49 Degrees North A ((Oct. 25 - Nov. 2)) Oct. 31 - Nov. 8 & Dec. 16-31 Antlerless EF GMU 117 45
Blue Creek ((B)) C ((Oct. 25 - Nov. 2)) Oct. 31 - Nov. 8 Antlerless EF GMUs 149, 154 ((75)) 25
Prescott ((B)) C ((Oct. 25 - Nov. 2)) Oct. 31 - Nov. 8 Antlerless EF GMU 149 ((75)) 30
Dayton ((B)) C ((Oct. 25 - Nov. 2)) Oct. 31 - Nov. 8 Antlerless EF GMU 163 and Elk Area 1011 ((100)) 50
Dayton ((C)) D ((Oct. 25 - Nov. 2)) Oct. 31 - Nov. 8 Antlerless EF GMU 149 and Elk Area 1012 ((100)) 50
Dayton E Oct. 31 - Nov. 8 Antlerless EF Elk Area 1016 75
Lick Creek B Oct. 31 - Nov. 8 Antlerless EF GMU 175 25
Peola B ((Oct. 25 - Nov. 2)) Oct. 31 - Nov. 8 Antlerless EF GMU 178 ((50)) 30
Couse B Oct. 1-12 Antlerless EF GMU 181 30
Mountain View ((B)) C ((Oct. 25 - Nov. 2)) Oct. 31 - Nov. 8 Antlerless EF Elk Area 1013 10
((Malaga A Sept. 8-30 Any elk EF Elk Area 2032)) 3))
Malaga ((B)) A Sept. 15-25 Antlerless EF Elk Area 2032 35
Malaga ((C)) B Nov. 6 - Dec. 31 Antlerless EF Elk Area 2032 50
((Malaga D Nov. 6 - Dec. 18 Any elk EF Elk Area 2032)) 5
((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. 25-29)) Oct. 31 - Nov. 4 Antlerless EF GMU 330 5
West Bar B ((Oct. 30 - Nov. 2)) Nov. 5-8 Antlerless EF GMU 330 5
Teanaway C Dec. 19 - Jan. ((13, 2009)) 10, 2010 Antlerless EF GMU 335 100
Taneum A ((Oct. 29 - Nov. 2)) Nov. 4-8 Antlerless EF GMU 336 150
Manastash A ((Oct. 29 - Nov. 2)) Nov. 4-8 Antlerless EF GMU 340 250
Umtanum A ((Oct. 29 - Nov. 2)) Nov. 4-8 Antlerless EF GMU 342 200
Little Naches B ((Oct. 29 - Nov. 2)) Nov. 4-8 Antlerless EF GMU 346 150
Nile A ((Oct. 29 - Nov. 2)) Nov. 4-8 Antlerless EF GMU 352 ((50)) 30
Bumping A ((Oct. 29 - Nov. 2)) Nov. 4-8 Antlerless EF GMU 356 ((100)) 75
Bethel ((B)) C ((Oct. 29 - Nov. 2)) Nov. 4-8 Antlerless EF GMU 360 ((100)) 50
Rimrock ((B)) C ((Oct. 29 - Nov. 2)) Nov. 4-8 Antlerless EF GMU 364 ((200)) 150
Cowiche ((B)) C ((Oct. 29 - Nov. 2)) Nov. 4-8 Antlerless EF GMU 368 ((200)) 150
Klickitat Meadows B ((Oct. 29 - Nov. 2)) Nov. 4-8 Spike bull or antlerless EF Elk Area 3068 ((9)) 5
Alkali A Oct. 17 - Nov. 6 Any elk EF GMU 371 20
Mossyrock A Nov. ((1-10)) 7-17 Antlerless WF GMU 505 50
North Bend A Nov. 7-17 Antlerless WF Elk Area 4601 5
Willapa Hills A Nov. ((1-10)) 7-17 Antlerless WF GMU 506 35
Winston A Nov. ((1-10)) 7-17 Antlerless WF GMU 520 100
Margaret ((B)) C Nov. 19-30 Antlerless WF GMU 524 ((60)) 70
Ryderwood A Nov. ((1-10)) 7-17 Antlerless WF GMU 530 35
Coweeman A Nov. ((1-10)) 7-17 Antlerless WF GMU 550 ((160)) 120
Coweeman B Jan. 1-15, ((2009)) 2010 Antlerless WF GMU 550 ((35)) 50
Toutle ((B)) C Nov. ((19-30)) 23-30 Antlerless WF GMU 556 ((150)) 120
Toledo A Nov. ((1-10)) 7-17 Antlerless WF Elk Area 5029 20
Green Mtn ((C)) Nov. ((1-10)) 7-17 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, ((2009)) 2010 Antlerless WF Elk Area 5061 20
Newaukum A Nov. ((1-10)) 7-17 Antlerless WF Elk Area 5050 5
Upper Smith Creek A ((Oct. 27 - Nov. 2)) Oct. 26-Nov. 1 Antlerless WF Elk Area 5064 ((6)) 4
Upper Smith Creek B ((Oct. 27 - Nov. 2)) Oct. 26-Nov. 1 Any elk WF Elk Area 5064 2
Mount Whittier A ((Oct. 27 - Nov. 2)) Oct. 26-Nov. 1 Antlerless WF Elk Area 5065 2
Mount Whittier B ((Oct. 27 - Nov. 2)) Oct. 26-Nov. 1 Any elk WF Elk Area 5065 1
Lewis River A Nov. ((1-10)) 7-17 Antlerless WF GMU 560 ((250)) 150
Siouxon A Nov. ((1-10)) 7-17 Antlerless WF GMU 572 ((100)) 60
Mudflow A Nov. 9-15 Any elk WF Elk Area 5099 5
Mudflow B Nov. 9-15 Antlerless WF Elk Area 5099 10
Raymond A Nov. 5-10 3 pt. min. or antlerless WF Elk Area 6010 ((20)) 10
Raymond B Dec. 16-31 Antlerless WF Elk Area 6010 ((30)) 20
Raymond C Jan. 1-((30, 2009)) 20, 2010 Antlerless WF Elk Area 6010 ((15)) 10
Raymond D Feb. 1-28, ((2009)) 2010 Antlerless WF Elk Area 6010 ((15)) 5
((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)) 10
Deschutes Jan. ((15-23, 2009)) 10-20, 2010 Antlerless WF GMU 666 10
North River A Nov. 8-13 Antlerless WF GMU 658 10
Williams Creek ((Nov. 8-13)) Oct. 26-31 Antlerless WF GMU 673 50
Tri Valley A Dec. 1 - Jan. 20, ((2009)) 2010 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)) D Oct. 1-((10)) 14 Any bull EM GMU 149 1
Blue Creek ((C)) D Oct. 1-((10)) 14 Any bull EM GMU 154 2
Dayton ((D)) F Oct. 1-((10)) 14 Any bull EM GMU 162 4
Lick Creek C Oct. 1-14 Any bull EM GMU 175 1