WSR 20-17-109
[Filed August 17, 2020, 11:54 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is considering rule changes for spring black bear hunting seasons and regulations.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.055, and 77.12.047.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Within the context of the Washington department of fish and wildlife's mandate to preserve, protect, and perpetuate wildlife and provide hunting opportunity for game species, these rules set the 2021 spring bear hunting seasons and regulations.
Specifically, these rules will modify seasons and permit numbers to provide recreational hunting opportunity in a manner that does not jeopardize bear populations.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: Agency study.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 43200, Olympia, WA 98504-3200, phone 360-902-2196, TTY 800-833-6388, email, website
August 17, 2020
Michele K. Culver
Rules Coordinator