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Chapter 77.12 RCW



HTMLPDF 77.12.010Limitation on prohibiting fishing with bait or artificial lures.
HTMLPDF 77.12.020Wildlife to be classified.
HTMLPDF 77.12.031Llamas and alpacas.
HTMLPDF 77.12.035Protection of grizzly bearsLimitation on transplantation or introductionNegotiations with federal and state agencies.
HTMLPDF 77.12.037Acquisition, use, and management of propertyCondemnationWhen authorized.
HTMLPDF 77.12.038Notification requirements.
HTMLPDF 77.12.039Acceptance of funds or property for damage claims or conservation of fish, shellfish, and wildlife resources.
HTMLPDF 77.12.043Contracts and agreements for propagation of fish or shellfish.
HTMLPDF 77.12.045Territorial authority of commissionAdoption of federal regulations and rules of fisheries commissions and compacts.
HTMLPDF 77.12.047Scope of commission's authority to adopt rulesApplication to private tideland owners or lessees of the state.
HTMLPDF 77.12.058Pollinator habitat.
HTMLPDF 77.12.068Dissemination of information about RCW 77.15.740 and responsible wildlife viewing.
HTMLPDF 77.12.071Sampling of fish, wildlife, or shellfish by department employees.
HTMLPDF 77.12.075Fish and wildlife federal lands revolving account.
HTMLPDF 77.12.077Use of dogs to hunt/pursue black bear, cougar, bobcatRulesTraining programNonlethal pursuit.
HTMLPDF 77.12.085Liberalized bag limits for bass, walleye, and channel catfish.
HTMLPDF 77.12.140Acquisition or sale of wildlife.
HTMLPDF 77.12.150Game seasonsOpening and closingSpecial hunt.
HTMLPDF 77.12.152Commission may designate fishing areas.
HTMLPDF 77.12.154Right of entryAircraft operated by department.
HTMLPDF 77.12.170Limited fish and wildlife accountDepositsFish, wildlife, and conservation accountEstablishedDeposits.
HTMLPDF 77.12.177Disposition of moneys collectedProceeds from sale of commercial licenses and fish, shellfish, or wildlife.
HTMLPDF 77.12.184Deposit of moneys from various activitiesProduction of regulation booklets.
HTMLPDF 77.12.190Use of moneys in the limited fish and wildlife account and fish, wildlife, and conservation account.
HTMLPDF 77.12.201Counties may elect to receive an amount in lieu of taxesCounty to record collections for violations of law or rulesDeposit.
HTMLPDF 77.12.203In lieu payments authorizedProcedureGame lands defined.
HTMLPDF 77.12.204Grazing landsFish and wildlife goalsImplementation.
HTMLPDF 77.12.210Department propertyManagement, sale.
HTMLPDF 77.12.220Acquisition or transfer of property.
HTMLPDF 77.12.230Local assessments against department property.
HTMLPDF 77.12.235Bridge jumping hazard signs.
HTMLPDF 77.12.240Authority to take wildlifeDisposition.
HTMLPDF 77.12.262Fish and wildlife officers compensation insuranceMedical aid.
HTMLPDF 77.12.264Fish and wildlife officersRelieved from active duty when injuredCompensation.
HTMLPDF 77.12.266Relocation or introduction of wolves, coyotes, lynx, bobcats, and other big gameNotice and public hearing.
HTMLPDF 77.12.272Elk hoof diseaseProgram to monitor and assess causes of and potential solutions forWashington State University college of veterinary medicine designated as state lead.
HTMLPDF 77.12.275Agreements with department of defense.
HTMLPDF 77.12.285Agreements with United States to protect Columbia river fishFish cultural stations and protective devices.
HTMLPDF 77.12.320Agreements for purposes related to fish, shellfish, and wildlifeAcceptance of compensation, gifts, grantsIndemnification.
HTMLPDF 77.12.323Special wildlife accountInvestments.
HTMLPDF 77.12.325Cooperation with Oregon to assure yields of Columbia river fish, shellfish, and wildlife.
HTMLPDF 77.12.330Exclusive fishing waters for youths.
HTMLPDF 77.12.360Withdrawal of state land from leaseCompensation.
HTMLPDF 77.12.370Withdrawal of state land from leaseCounty procedures, approval, hearing.
HTMLPDF 77.12.380Withdrawal of state land from leaseActions by commissioner of public lands.
HTMLPDF 77.12.390Withdrawal of state land from leasePayment.
HTMLPDF 77.12.395WolvesConflict mitigation guidelines.
HTMLPDF 77.12.420Improvement of conditions for growth of game fish.
HTMLPDF 77.12.451Director may take or sell fish or shellfishRestrictions on sale of salmon.
HTMLPDF 77.12.453Wanapum (Sokulk) IndiansPermits to take salmon and other freshwater food fish.
HTMLPDF 77.12.455Prevention and suppression of diseases and pests.
HTMLPDF 77.12.459Release and recapture of salmon or steelhead prohibited.
HTMLPDF 77.12.465Abandoned or derelict vessels.
HTMLPDF 77.12.467Wildlife rehabilitation programRequirements to receive fundingReports accounting for all expenditures of state fundsPermitted expendituresAdoption of rules.
HTMLPDF 77.12.469Renewal of wildlife rehabilitation licensesAdoption of rules.
HTMLPDF 77.12.471Wildlife rehabilitation account.
HTMLPDF 77.12.475Fish and wildlife equipment revolving account.
HTMLPDF 77.12.540Public shooting groundsEffect of filingUse for booming.
HTMLPDF 77.12.550Tidelands used as public shooting groundsDiversion.
HTMLPDF 77.12.560Tidelands used as public shooting groundsRules.
HTMLPDF 77.12.570Game farm licensesRulesExemption.
HTMLPDF 77.12.580Game farmsAuthority to dispose of eggs.
HTMLPDF 77.12.590Game farmsTagging of productsExemption.
HTMLPDF 77.12.600Game farmsShipping of wildlifeExemption.
HTMLPDF 77.12.610Check stationsPurpose.
HTMLPDF 77.12.620Check stationsStopping for inspection.
HTMLPDF 77.12.630Check stationsOther inspections, powers.
HTMLPDF 77.12.650Protection of bald eagles and their habitatsCooperation required.
HTMLPDF 77.12.655Habitat buffer zones for bald eaglesRules.
HTMLPDF 77.12.670Migratory bird permit/migratory bird license validationsDeposit and use of revenues.
HTMLPDF 77.12.690Annual migratory bird permit designAdministration, sale, and distributionDeposit and use of funds.
HTMLPDF 77.12.702Rockfish research and stock assessment programReport to the legislatureRockfish research account.
HTMLPDF 77.12.705Southern resident orcas population thresholdReport to the legislature.
HTMLPDF 77.12.722Canada goose huntingSeason or bag limit restriction.
HTMLPDF 77.12.732Transfer of ownership of department-owned vesselReview of vessel's physical condition.
HTMLPDF 77.12.734Transfer of ownership of department-owned vesselFurther requirements.
HTMLPDF 77.12.755Ranked inventory of fish passage barriers.
HTMLPDF 77.12.760Steelhead trout fishery.
HTMLPDF 77.12.765Tilton and Cowlitz riversProposals to reinstate salmon and steelhead.
HTMLPDF 77.12.790Eastern Washington pheasant enhancement programPurpose.
HTMLPDF 77.12.800Pheasant huntingOpportunities for juvenile hunters.
HTMLPDF 77.12.810Small game hunting licenseDisposition of fee.
HTMLPDF 77.12.820Eastern Washington pheasant enhancement accountCreatedUse of moneysReport to the legislature.
HTMLPDF 77.12.850Definitions.
HTMLPDF 77.12.852Washington salmon stamp programCreation.
HTMLPDF 77.12.854Washington junior salmon stamp programCreation.
HTMLPDF 77.12.858Deposit of receiptsExpenditures.
HTMLPDF 77.12.860Stamp designDepartment's rule-making authority.
HTMLPDF 77.12.865Derelict fishing gearGuidelines for removal and disposal.
HTMLPDF 77.12.870Derelict fishing gear and shellfish pots databaseReporting requirements.
HTMLPDF 77.12.880Wildlife program management.
HTMLPDF 77.12.885Reported predatory wildlife interactionsWebsite posting.
HTMLPDF 77.12.887Washington conservation corps.


Wild salmonid policy: RCW 77.65.420.