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WAC 232-28-286

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2016, 2017, and 2018 Spring black bear seasons and regulations.

It is unlawful to fail to comply with the provisions of this section. A violation of this section is punishable under RCW 77.15.410, 77.15.245, or 77.15.280, depending on the circumstances of the violation.
Who May Apply: Anyone with a valid Washington big game license, which includes black bear as a species option.
Hunt Areas, Permit Levels, and Season Dates for Each License Year:
Hunt Name
Hunt Area
Permitsa
Season Datesb
Sherman
GMU 101
50
 
April 1 - June 15
Kelly Hill
GMU 105
50
 
April 1 - June 15
Douglas
GMU 108
40
 
April 1 - June 15
Aladdin
GMU 111
50
 
April 1 - June 15
49 Degrees North
GMU 117
100
 
April 1 - June 15
Huckleberry
GMU 121
100
 
April 1 - June 15
Blue Creek
GMU 154
15
 
April 15 - May 31
Dayton
GMU 162
15
 
April 15 - May 31
Tucannon
GMU 166
5
 
April 15 - May 31
Wenaha
GMU 169
45
 
April 15 - June 15
Mt. View
GMU 172
15
 
April 15 - May 31
Lick Creek
GMU 175
15
 
April 15 - May 31
Couse
GMU 181
4
 
April 15 - May 31
Grande Ronde
GMU 186
5
 
April 15 - May 31
Bear Riverb
GMU 681
20
 
April 15 - May 31
Long Beachbd
GMU 684
20
 
April 15 - May 31
North Skagitc
That portion of GMU 418 that is designated as the hunt area by DNR, Sierra Pacific, Longview Timber Lands, and Grandy Lake Timber company.
30
 
April 15 - June 15
Monroec
That portion of GMU 448 that is designated as the hunt area by DNR, Campbell Group, and Longview Timber Lands.
25
 
April 15 - June 15
Copalis
That portion of GMU 642 that is designated as the hunt area by Rayonier Timber Company.
100
 
April 15 - June 15
Kapowsinc
That portion of GMUs 653 and/or 654 that is designated as the hunt area by Hancock Forest Management and International Forestry.
150
 
April 15 - June 15
a Permits are valid for the license year they are issued.
b Mostly private lands; access is extremely limited. Please secure access prior to applying for these hunts.
c Spring black bear hunting seasons to reduce black bear damage to trees.
d Firearm restriction area.
Bag Limit: One black bear per black bear special permit season.
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.
Hunting Method: Hunters may use any lawful big game modern firearm, archery, or muzzleloader equipment for hunting black bear. The use of dogs or bait to hunt black bear is prohibited statewide.
Submitting Bear Teeth: Successful bear hunters must submit the black bear premolar located behind the canine tooth of the upper jaw.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.055, 77.12.047, 77.12.150, and 77.12.240. WSR 15-10-066 (Order 15-99), § 232-28-286, filed 5/1/15, effective 6/1/15. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047, 77.12.240, and 77.32.070. WSR 13-11-078 (Order 13-94), § 232-28-286, filed 5/16/13, effective 6/16/13. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. WSR 12-12-006 (Order 12-90), § 232-28-286, filed 5/23/12, effective 6/23/12; WSR 11-16-015 (Order 11-167), § 232-28-286, filed 7/22/11, effective 8/22/11. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047, 77.12.020, 77.12.570, 77.12.210, 77.12.150, 77.12.240, 77.32.070, and 77.32.530. WSR 10-10-061 and 11-02-044 (Orders 10-94 and 10-94A), § 232-28-286, filed 4/30/10 and 12/30/10, effective 5/31/10 and 1/30/11. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047, 77.12.020. WSR 09-09-082 (Order 09-52), § 232-28-286, filed 4/15/09, effective 6/16/09; WSR 08-01-052 (Order 07-292), § 232-28-286, filed 12/13/07, effective 1/13/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. WSR 07-01-049 (Order 06-300), § 232-28-286, filed 12/14/06, effective 1/14/07; WSR 06-11-030 (Order 06-90), § 232-28-286, filed 5/8/06, effective 6/16/06.]