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Use of decoys and calls.

(1) It is unlawful to hunt waterfowl, wild turkeys, or deer with the use or aid of battery-powered or other electronic devices as decoys.
(2) It is unlawful to hunt waterfowl, wild turkeys, or deer with the use or aid of electronic calls.
(3) Except as otherwise authorized by rule of the commission or by contract or agreement with the department, any person placing waterfowl decoys on any area (including water, access areas, roads, and trails) under the ownership, management, lease, or control of the department, shall not:
(a) Place waterfowl decoys prior to 4:00 a.m.;
(b) Allow or permit waterfowl decoys to be unattended or not in their immediate control for a period greater than one hour;
(c) Fail to remove waterfowl decoys within two hours after the close of established daily hunting hours; or
(d) Place waterfowl decoys on days closed to waterfowl hunting.
(4) This regulation shall be enforced under RCW 77.15.400.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. WSR 07-21-085 (Order 07-255), § 232-12-257, filed 10/17/07, effective 11/17/07; WSR 06-11-032 (Order 06-92), § 232-12-257, filed 5/8/06, effective 6/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040. WSR 01-17-092 (Order 01-157), § 232-12-257, filed 8/20/01, effective 9/20/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040, 77.12.010, 77.12.020, 77.12.770, 77.12.780. WSR 00-11-137 (Order 00-50), § 232-12-257, filed 5/23/00, effective 6/23/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040. WSR 81-12-029 (Order 165), § 232-12-257, filed 6/1/81. Formerly WAC 232-12-630.]
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