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WAC 220-415-080

2019-2020 Spring black bear special permits.

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
Permits
Season Dates
Sherman
GMU 101 Note: Mandatory bear identification test required.
50
 
April 1 - June 15
Kelly Hill
GMU 105 Note: Mandatory bear identification test required.
50
 
April 1 - June 15
Douglas
GMU 108 Note: Mandatory bear identification test required.
40
 
April 1 - June 15
Aladdin
GMU 111 Note: Mandatory bear identification test required.
50
 
April 1 - June 15
49 Degrees North
GMU 117 Note: Mandatory bear identification test required.
100
 
April 1 - June 15
Huckleberry
GMU 121
100
 
April 1 - June 15
Blue Creek
GMU 154
15
 
April 15 - June 15
Dayton
GMU 162
15
 
April 15 - June 15
Tucannon
GMU 166
5
 
April 15 - June 15
Wenaha
GMU 169
45
 
April 15 - June 15
Mt. View
GMU 172
15
 
April 15 - June 15
Lick Creek
GMU 175
15
 
April 15 - June 15
Couse
GMU 181
4
 
April 15 - June 15
Grande Ronde
GMU 186
5
 
April 15 - June 15
Kitsap
GMU 627
5
 
April 15 - May 31
Mason
GMU 633
5
 
April 15 - May 31
Bear River
GMU 681
20
 
April 15 - May 31
Long Beach
GMU 684
12
 
April 15 - May 31
North Skagit
That portion of GMU 418 that is designated as the hunt area by DNR, Sierra Pacific, Weyerhaeuser-Columbia Timber Lands, and Grandy Lake Timber company. Note: Mandatory bear identification test required.
30
 
April 15 - June 15
Copalis
GMU 642, 638, and 648 (excluding U.S. Forest Service lands).
50
 
April 15 - June 15
Kapowsin
That portion of GMUs 653 and/or 654 that is designated as the hunt area by Hancock Forest Management, Hampton, and Olympic Resource Management.
150
 
April 15 - June 15
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 apply for a spring black bear special permit. 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.
Other Requirements: Hunters that are selected to hunt in GMUs located in grizzly bear recovery areas, as identified by the department, must successfully complete the annual WDFW online bear identification test with a passing score (80% or higher) or carry proof that they have passed an equivalent test from another state. The WDFW test may be taken repeatedly until a passing score is achieved. All hunters must carry proof of passing a bear identification test while hunting in the GMUs identified by the department.
Submitting Biological Samples and Bear Teeth: Successful bear hunters must comply with harvest reporting and submission of biological samples including the black bear premolar located behind the canine tooth of the upper jaw. Failure to comply with the submission of biological samples is a misdemeanor pursuant to RCW 77.15.280.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.013, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, 77.12.020, 77.12.040, 77.12.047, 77.12.150, 77.12.210, 77.12.240, 77.12.320, 77.12.570, 77.12.800, 77.15.245, 77.32.007, 77.32.050, 77.32.070, 77.32.090, 77.32.370, and 77.32.530. WSR 18-11-061 (Order 18-76), § 220-415-080, filed 5/11/18, effective 6/11/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.12.240, 77.04.055, 77.12.047, 77.12.150, and 77.32.070. WSR 17-19-088 (Order 17-253), § 220-415-080, filed 9/19/17, effective 10/20/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.013, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, and 77.12.047. WSR 17-05-112 (Order 17-04), recodified as § 220-415-080, filed 2/15/17, effective 3/18/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, 77.12.047, 77.12.150, 77.12.240, 77.12.800, 77.32.090, and 77.32.155. WSR 16-12-087, § 232-28-286, filed 5/31/16, effective 7/1/16. 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.]
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