WSR 09-09-082

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 09-52 -- Filed April 15, 2009, 3:28 p.m. , effective June 16, 2009 ]


Effective Date of Rule: June 16, 2009.

Purpose: Amend WAC 232-28-286 2010, 2011, and 2012 Spring black bear seasons and regulations.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 232-28-286.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.12.047, 77.12.020.

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

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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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

Fish and Wildlife Commission

OTS-2136.1


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

WAC 232-28-286   ((2007, 2008, and 2009)) 2010, 2011, and 2012 Spring black bear seasons and regulations.  


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 Permits Season datesb
Sherman GMU 101 15 April 15 May 31
Kelly Hill GMU 105 10 April 15 May 31
Douglas GMU 108 5 April 15 May 31
Aladdin GMU 111 10 April 15 May 31
49 Degrees North GMU 117 15 April 15 May 31
Huckleberry GMU 121 15 April 15 May 31
Blue Creek GMU 154 ((30)) 15 April 15 May 31
Dayton GMU 162 ((22)) 15 April 15 May 31
Tucannon GMU 166 ((7)) 5 April 15 May 31
Wenaha GMU 169 45 April 15 ((May 31)) June 15
Mt. View GMU 172 ((22)) 15 April 15 May 31
Lick Creek GMU 175 ((22)) 15 April 15 May 31
Grande Ronde GMU 186 ((7)) 5 April 15 May 31
North Skagit That portion of GMU 418 that is designated as the hunt area by DNR, Sierra Pacific, and Grandy Lake Timber company. 20 April 15 May 31
Monroe That portion of GMU 448 that is designated as the hunt area by DNR, Green Crow, and Longview Timber Lands. 25 April 15 May 31
Copalisa That portion of GMU 642 that is designated as the hunt area by ((Rainier)) Rayonier Timber Company. 100 April 15 June 15
Kapowsina That portion of GMUs 653 and/or 654 that is designated as the hunt area by Hancock Forest Management. ((100)) 150 April 15 June 15
((Capitol Foresta That portion of Capitol Forest within GMU 663 50 April 15 June 15))
Lincolna That portion of GMU 501 that is designated as the hunt area by participating commercial timber landowners. 50 April 15 May 31
aSpring black bear hunting seasons under this area constitute a pilot program to reduce black bear damage to trees.
bPermits are valid for the license year they are issued.

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 77.12.047, 77.12.020. 08-01-052 (Order 07-292), 232-28-286, filed 12/13/07, effective 1/13/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 07-01-049 (Order 06-300), 232-28-286, filed 12/14/06, effective 1/14/07; 06-11-030 (Order 06-90), 232-28-286, filed 5/8/06, effective 6/16/06.]

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