Chapter 220-412 WAC

Last Update: 4/19/19

WILDLIFEHUNTINGPERMITS

WAC Sections

220-412-010Hunter education training program requirements.
220-412-020Hunter education deferral.
220-412-030Master hunter permit program.
220-412-040Washington raffle hunts.
220-412-050Landowner raffle hunts.
220-412-060Washington auction hunts.
220-412-070Big game and wild turkey auction, raffle, and special incentive permits.
220-412-080Special hunting season permits.
220-412-090Multiple season big game permits.
220-412-100Landowner hunting permits.
220-412-110Hunting contests.
220-412-120Permit for holding field trials.


220-412-010
Hunter education training program requirements.

(1) The director may designate a state coordinator for the purpose of administering the hunter education program. The state coordinator shall be responsible for the certification of volunteer instructors and the development of instructional materials, training aids, operating policies and procedures necessary to comply with the provisions of this section and RCW 77.32.155.
(2) It is unlawful for any person born after January 1, 1972, to obtain an initial hunting license in the state of Washington without having completed a department-approved course involving at least ten hours of instruction in conservation, safety and sportsmanship.
(3) Upon satisfactory completion of these requirements, each student shall be issued a certificate of accreditation signed by an authorized instructor or the state coordinator.
(4) It is unlawful for a license dealer to issue a hunting license for a person born after January 1, 1972, unless a hunter education certificate is presented at the time of purchase. This subsection does not apply to individuals listed in the department's licensing database system with a valid hunter education certificate number.
[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 § 220-412-010, filed 2/15/17, effective 3/18/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. WSR 09-13-031 (Order 09-111), § 232-12-227, filed 6/9/09, effective 7/10/09. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040 and 77.32.155. WSR 97-22-003, § 232-12-227, filed 10/23/97, effective 11/23/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040. WSR 95-02-070 (Order 94-146), § 232-12-227, filed 1/4/95, effective 1/4/95. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.32.050 and 77.32.070. WSR 90-19-087 (Order 458), § 232-12-227, filed 9/18/90, effective 10/19/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.32.155. WSR 85-16-004 (Order 260), § 232-12-227, filed 7/25/85. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040. WSR 81-12-029 (Order 165), § 232-12-227, filed 6/1/81. Formerly WAC 232-12-500.]



220-412-020
Hunter education deferral.

(1) Pursuant to RCW 77.32.155, individuals may apply for a director-authorized, once in a lifetime, one-license-year deferral of hunter education training. To qualify, the applicant for deferral and his or her accompanying, licensed hunter must comply with the following requirements:
(a) The applicant for deferral must:
(i) Be at least ten years of age when applying for the deferral; and
(ii) Not have failed the hunter education training course within the previous twelve months, if he or she took the course.
(b) The accompanying, licensed hunter, as defined in RCW 77.32.155, must:
(i) Be over eighteen years of age; and
(ii) Have had a Washington hunting license for the three years prior to being an accompanying, licensed hunter.
(c) To provide maximum supervision and to enhance safety afield, an accompanying, licensed hunter must supervise only one deferred hunter while afield.
(d) An accompanying hunter must remain close enough to the deferred hunter to have uninterrupted, unaided visual and auditory communication with the deferred hunter.
(2) Application procedures.
(a) Applicants for deferral must submit their applications to the department's hunter education division office in Olympia, Washington. Applications submitted without the required information will not be processed and will be returned to the applicant.
(b) Applicants for deferral must submit a twenty-dollar application fee.
(c) Deferral applications will be on forms prescribed by the department and may be made available to the public in both printed and electronic formats.
(3) License purchases.
(a) Individuals granted a deferral under this section will be authorized to purchase hunting licenses and tags for the license year during which the applicant requested a deferral. An applicant will not be authorized for future hunting license purchases in Washington state without first successfully completing a hunter education training course.
(b) Individuals deferred under this administrative regulation:
(i) Must purchase hunting licenses and tags in accordance with current licensing procedures;
(ii) Must pay all hunting license and tag fees established under current law; and
(iii) Are only eligible to participate in general hunting seasons and/or youth opportunities.
(4) If either the deferred education licensee or the required nondeferred accompanying person, hunting under the authority of RCW 77.32.155(2), is convicted of a violation of this title, except for a violation of unlawful hunting of wild birds, RCW 77.15.400 (1) through (3), the department may revoke all hunting licenses and tags and order a suspension of one or both the deferred education licensee and the nondeferred accompanying person's hunting privileges for one year.
[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 § 220-412-020, 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, § 232-12-228, filed 5/31/16, effective 7/1/16. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. WSR 07-22-100 (Order 07-276), § 232-12-228, filed 11/6/07, effective 12/7/07.]



220-412-030
Master hunter permit program.

(1) In order to effectively manage wildlife in areas or at times when a higher proficiency and demonstrated skill level are needed for resource protection or public safety, the department establishes the master hunter permit program.
(2) The master hunter permit program emphasizes safe, ethical, responsible, and lawful hunting practices. Program goals include improving the public's perception of hunting and perpetuating the highest hunting standards. A master hunter permit is required to participate in controlled hunts to eliminate problem animals that damage property or threaten public safety.
(a) The cost of initially applying for a master hunter permit shall be fifty dollars. The cost of renewing a master hunter permit shall be twenty-five dollars.
(b) The department shall determine the program's requirements and curriculum. The director shall establish an advisory group to assist agency staff in developing and managing the program.
(3) Master hunters are held to the highest ethical standards because these hunters are ambassadors for the department and are role models and mentors for the hunting community and for the public at large. Initial master hunter permit applicants must submit to a criminal background check. The department shall deny entry into the master hunter permit program to those applicants who have:
(a) Paid the required fine or been convicted within the last ten years of a chapter 77.15 RCW offense;
(b) Paid the required fine or been convicted within the last ten years of criminal trespass, reckless endangerment, criminal conspiracy, or making a false statement to law enforcement, while hunting, fishing, or engaging in any activity regulated by the department;
(c) Prior felonies prohibiting the possession of firearms, unless firearm possession is reinstated; or
(d) A current hunting or fishing license revocation or a current suspension of hunting or fishing license privileges in Washington or in another state.
(4) Master hunter permit applicants will be required to sign and abide by a hunter code of ethics and pass a comprehensive examination based upon study materials provided by the department. An initial master hunter permit applicant found to have submitted fraudulent information to the department or to have cheated on the master hunter examination will be excluded from the master hunter permit program for life.
(5) Initial master hunter permit applicants who successfully complete the master hunter permit program will receive a master hunter patch and a master hunter permit. The initial master hunter permit is valid for five consecutive years from the date of issuance. The permit may be renewed for additional five-year increments if, during each five-year period of validity, the master hunter fulfills the renewal requirements established by the department.
(6) Master hunters renewing their permit shall authorize the department to conduct a criminal background check each time they renew. The criminal background check will go back five years from the master hunter's anniversary date or back to the date this rule amendment was adopted, whichever period of time is shorter. The department's approval will be determined by compliance with this section.
(7) Persons who successfully complete the master hunter permit program and maintain the requirements developed by the department may participate in special hunts. These master hunters must possess a valid master hunter permit while participating in the hunts.
(8) The department shall suspend a master hunter's permit for life if the master hunter:
(a) Pays the required fine or is convicted of a chapter 77.15 RCW misdemeanor, gross misdemeanor, or felony;
(b) Pays the required fine or is convicted of criminal trespass, reckless endangerment, criminal conspiracy, or making a false statement to law enforcement, while hunting, fishing, or engaging in any activity regulated by the department;
(c) Pays the required fine or is convicted of a felony prohibiting the possession of firearms, unless firearm possession is reinstated;
(d) Has his or her hunting or fishing license revoked, or hunting or fishing license privileges suspended in Washington or in another state; or
(e) Submitted fraudulent information to the department.
(9) A master hunter who pays the required fine or is found to have committed an infraction under chapter 77.15 RCW or the department's rules shall have his or her master hunter permit suspended for a period of two years.
(10) If a master hunter is cited, or charged by complaint, for a chapter 77.15 RCW offense; or for trespass, reckless endangerment, criminal conspiracy, or making a false statement to law enforcement, while hunting, fishing, or engaging in any activity regulated by the department, the department may immediately suspend the person's master hunter permit until the offense has been adjudicated.
(11) The department's master hunter coordinator will maintain open communications with landowners and the community. The department will investigate written accusations about master hunters and determine whether such complaints have merit and warrant enforcement action.
(12) Except under subsection (10) of this section, if a master hunter has his or her initial or renewal master hunter permit suspended for less than life, and the person wants to become a master hunter again, he or she must repeat the entire master hunter permit application process once the suspension period is over.
(13) Any person who has been denied initial admission into the master hunter permit program, renewal of his or her master hunter permit, or has had his or her master hunter permit suspended, has the right to an administrative hearing to contest the agency action. Such hearing will be held pursuant to chapter 34.05 RCW, the Administrative Procedure Act. Initial master hunter permit applicants who fail to submit the application fee or who submit an incomplete application will have their application returned. Denial of admission on these grounds does not trigger the right to an administrative hearing.
(14) "Conviction," as used in this section, is defined in RCW 77.15.050.
(15) It is unlawful for any person to hunt in a hunt restricted to master hunters if such person has not successfully been admitted into the master hunter permit program and maintained the requirements set forth in this section, or if the person's master hunter permit has been suspended. Master hunters need a valid master hunter permit and a valid hunting license and tag to hunt in master hunter restricted hunts. "To hunt," as used in this section, is defined as "an effort to kill, injure, capture, or harass a wild animal or wild bird," pursuant to RCW 77.08.010(53). Master hunters who have been issued a disabled hunter permit by the department may only hunt with a designated hunter companion who has been admitted into the master hunter permit program and maintained the requirements under this section. Violations of this subsection shall be enforced under RCW 77.15.400 for wild birds, RCW 77.15.410 for big game, and RCW 77.15.430 for wild animals other than big game.
(16) Only Washington residents, as defined in RCW 77.08.010(39), may apply for an initial master hunter permit.
[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 § 220-412-030, filed 2/15/17, effective 3/18/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. WSR 09-19-084 (Order 09-215), § 232-12-073, filed 9/17/09, effective 10/18/09; WSR 08-03-088, § 232-12-073, filed 1/16/08, effective 2/16/08; WSR 03-01-077 (Order 02-298), § 232-12-073, filed 12/13/02, effective 1/13/03.]



220-412-040
Washington raffle hunts.

1. The commission, in consultation with the director, may authorize hunts for big game animals and wild turkey through raffle.
2. When a raffle hunt is adopted by the commission the director may conduct the raffle or may award a contract to a nonprofit wildlife conservation organization (hereafter referred to as "organization") to market and conduct the raffle drawing. The department of fish and wildlife shall solicit bids consistent with established state competitive bid rules.
3. There is no limit on the number of raffle tickets a person may purchase.
4. The organization interested in conducting a raffle for an authorized hunt shall submit a proposal outlining its experience and plan to conduct a raffle. The proposal shall include:
a. Name of the organization, articles of incorporation, and contact person.
b. The date, time, and place of the proposed raffle drawing.
c. The approximate number of raffle tickets expected to be sold.
d. Past experience in conducting raffles.
e. Marketing strategies to be used.
f. Portion of revenue proposed to be retained by the organization.
5. The director will select an organization to conduct a raffle.
a. Revenue potential to the department will be a primary criterion in applicant selection.
b. The department shall enter into a contract with the organization identifying specific terms of the contract.
c. The director may authorize the organization to sell raffle tickets for the department and retain a portion of the revenue from the tickets sold.
6. The following are rules for raffles conducted by a director authorized nonprofit wildlife conservation organization.
a. The organization shall notify the public about the raffle hunt opportunity and offer raffle tickets for sale.
b. The public must be informed of the date, time, and place of the raffle, and the organization must hold the drawing as specified.
c. The drawing must be accessible to the public.
d. Raffle ticket sales must be completed prior to the public drawing. An accounting must be made of raffle tickets and funds received. A representative of the department will monitor the drawing.
e. One winner and two alternates shall be drawn at the drawing.
f. The organization shall notify the department of the name, address, and telephone number of the raffle winner and two alternates immediately (but no later than two business days) after the drawing.
g. The department's share of the raffle revenue shall be delivered to the department within 30 (thirty) business days of the drawing.
7. The following are rules for raffles conducted by the department.
a. The department shall notify the public about the raffle hunt opportunity and offer raffle tickets for sale.
b. The department shall inform the public of date and place of the raffle, and hold the drawing as specified.
c. Raffle ticket sales must be complete prior to the drawing.
d. One winner and two alternates shall be drawn at the drawing.
8. The department will notify the winner and two alternates by telephone and by certified mail. The department will obtain enough information from the winner to issue the appropriate hunting license and transport tag(s).
9. If the winner does not contact the department within 15 business days of the drawing, the first alternate will be contacted and offered the raffle hunt. If the first alternate cannot be contacted within 10 business days after the winner disqualification deadline, the second alternate will be contacted and offered the raffle hunt. If the second alternate cannot be contacted within 10 business days after the first alternate disqualification deadline, the raffle hunt will not be offered by the department.
10. There shall be no refunds for any raffle ticket purchases.
11. The deer raffle winner may purchase an additional deer hunting license and transport tag and the elk raffle winner may purchase an additional elk hunting license and transport tag if desired. Even if drawn in a previous license year for a mountain goat, bighorn sheep, or moose hunt a hunter may participate in a raffle hunt. Turkey raffle winners may purchase up to three additional turkey licenses and transport tags.
12. Hunting licenses or transport tags obtained pursuant to a raffle may not be resold or reassigned.
13. Revenue from the sale of single-species raffle permits shall be used for the management of that species and revenue from the sale of multiple-species raffle permits shall be used for game management, except the hunting license and transport tag fees for the appropriate species shall be deducted from the raffle revenue.
[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 § 220-412-040, filed 2/15/17, effective 3/18/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047, 77.12.020, 77.12.570, 77.12.210, 77.12.150, 77.12.240, 77.32.070, 77.32.530. WSR 10-10-061 (Order 10-94), § 232-28-290, filed 4/30/10, effective 5/31/10. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040, 77.12.020, 77.32.070, 77.32.530. WSR 01-10-048 (Order 01-69), § 232-28-290, filed 4/26/01, effective 5/27/01.]



220-412-050
Landowner raffle hunts.

The commission, in consultation with the director and by agreement with cooperating private landowners, may authorize hunts for big game animals through raffle.
1. The manager of property under contract with WDFW will conduct the landowner raffle drawing. Raffle tickets will be sold for not more than $25.00 each.
2. Any person may purchase landowner raffle tickets in addition to WDFW raffle tickets and participate in auctions and special hunting season permit drawings.
3. The landowner raffle winners must possess the appropriate hunting license and transport tag prior to participating in the landowner raffle hunt.
4. The landowner deer or elk raffle hunt winners may purchase an additional deer or elk hunting license and obtain a second transport tag for use on the contracted lands if approved and authorized by the cooperating private landowner.
5. If an additional deer or elk hunting license and transport tag are acquired by a raffle winner, the additional transport tag can only be used on the contracted lands during the raffle hunt.
6. Hunting licenses or transport tags obtained pursuant to a raffle may not be resold or reassigned.
7. The manager of property under contract with WDFW who is conducting an authorized raffle will provide an annual report to the department of fish and wildlife prior to December 31. The report will include information on how the event was administered, where and when it occurred, who the winners were, the cost of tickets, and the number of tickets sold.
8. Anyone may participate in landowner raffles.
[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 § 220-412-050, filed 2/15/17, effective 3/18/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047, 77.12.020. WSR 06-04-066 (Order 06-09), § 232-28-293, filed 1/30/06, effective 3/2/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040, 77.12.020, 77.32.070, 77.32.530. WSR 01-10-048 (Order 01-69), § 232-28-293, filed 4/26/01, effective 5/27/01.]



220-412-060
Washington auction hunts.

1. The commission, in consultation with the director, may authorize hunts for big game animals and wild turkeys through auction.
2. When an auction hunt is adopted by the commission, the director shall solicit nonprofit wildlife conservation organizations (hereafter referred to as "organizations") to bid to market and conduct a public auction for the special auction hunt. The department of fish and wildlife shall solicit bids consistent with established state competitive bid rules.
3. The organization interested in conducting an auction for an authorized hunt shall submit a proposal outlining its experience and plan to conduct a public auction. The proposal shall include:
a. Name of the organization, articles of incorporation, and contact person.
b. The date, time, and place of the proposed public auction.
c. The approximate number of people expected to attend the auction.
d. Past experience in conducting auctions.
e. Marketing strategies to be used.
f. Portion of revenue proposed to be retained by the organization.
4. The director will select an organization to conduct an auction.
a. Revenue potential to the department will be a primary criterion in applicant selection.
b. The department shall enter into a contract with the organization identifying specific terms of the contract.
5. The organization shall notify the public about the auction hunt opportunities.
a. The public must be informed of the date, time, and place of the auction and, the organization must hold the auction as specified.
b. The auction must be accessible to the public.
c. Anyone may bid on an auction permit.
d. The organization shall award the hunt to the highest qualified bidder who will then become the auction hunt hunter.
e. The organization shall notify the department of the name and address of the successful bidder within two days of the auction.
f. The department's share of the auction revenue shall be delivered to the department within 30 days of the auction.
6. Revenue from the sale of single-species auction permits shall be used for the management of that species and revenue from the sale of multiple-species auction permits shall be used for game management. Except, that the hunting license fees for the appropriate species shall be considered part of the auction price and be deducted from the auction revenue. A hunting license and transport tag will be mailed to the successful bidder.
7. The deer auction winner may purchase an additional deer hunting license and transport tag, and the elk auction winner may purchase an additional elk hunting license and transport tag. Even if drawn in a previous license year for a mountain goat, bighorn sheep, or moose hunt, a hunter may participate in an auction hunt.
8. Hunting licenses or transport tags obtained pursuant to an auction may not be resold or reassigned.
9. The auction hunt hunter shall comply with all applicable hunting rules and regulations.
[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 § 220-412-060, filed 2/15/17, effective 3/18/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047, 77.12.020, 77.12.570, 77.12.210, 77.12.150, 77.12.240, 77.32.070, 77.32.530. WSR 10-10-061 (Order 10-94), § 232-28-292, filed 4/30/10, effective 5/31/10. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040, 77.12.020, 77.32.070, 77.32.530. WSR 01-10-048 (Order 01-69), § 232-28-292, filed 4/26/01, effective 5/27/01.]



220-412-070
Big game and wild turkey auction, raffle, and special incentive permits.

AUCTION PERMITS
(1) BLACK-TAILED DEER AUCTION PERMIT
(a) Season dates: September 1 - December 31
(b) Hunt Area: Those GMUs open to black-tailed deer hunting EXCEPT GMU 485 and those GMUs closed to black-tailed deer hunting by the fish and wildlife commission.
(c) Weapon type: Any legal weapon.
(d) Bag limit: One additional any buck black-tailed deer.
(e) Number of permit hunters selected: 1
(2) MULE DEER AUCTION PERMIT
(a) Season dates: September 1 - December 31
(b) Hunt Area: Those GMUs open to mule deer hunting EXCEPT those GMUs closed to mule deer hunting by the fish and wildlife commission.
(c) Weapon type: Any legal weapon.
(d) Bag limit: One additional any buck mule deer.
(e) Number of permit hunters selected: 1
(3) WHITE-TAILED DEER AUCTION PERMIT
(a) Season dates: September 1 - December 31
(b) Hunt Area: Those GMUs open to white-tailed deer hunting EXCEPT those GMUs closed to white-tailed deer hunting by the fish and wildlife commission.
(c) Weapon type: Any legal weapon.
(d) Bag limit: One additional any buck white-tailed deer.
(e) Number of permit hunters selected: 1
(4) THREE-DEER AUCTION PERMIT
(a) Bag limit: One additional any buck black-tailed deer, one additional any buck mule deer, and one additional any buck white-tailed deer; total harvest not to exceed three animals.
(b) Hunt Area: For black-tailed deer, those GMUs open to black-tailed deer hunting EXCEPT GMU 485 and those GMUs closed to deer hunting by the fish and wildlife commission. For mule deer, those GMUs open to mule deer hunting EXCEPT those GMUs closed to mule deer hunting by the fish and wildlife commission. For white-tailed deer, those GMUs open to white-tailed deer hunting EXCEPT those GMUs closed to white-tailed deer hunting by the fish and wildlife commission.
(c) Season dates: September 1 - December 31
(d) Weapon: Any legal weapon.
(e) Number of permit hunters selected: 1
(5) WESTSIDE ELK AUCTION PERMIT
(a) Season dates: September 1 - December 31
(b) Hunt Area: Western Washington EXCEPT GMU 485, those GMUs closed to elk hunting, and those GMUs not opened to bull elk hunting by the fish and wildlife commission.
(c) Weapon type: Any legal weapon.
(d) Bag limit: One additional any bull elk.
(e) Number of permit hunters selected: 1
(6) EASTSIDE ELK AUCTION PERMIT
(a) Season dates: September 1 - December 31
(b) Hunt Area: Eastern Washington EXCEPT GMU 157 and those GMUs closed to elk hunting, and those GMUs not opened to bull elk hunting by the fish and wildlife commission.
(c) Weapon type: Any legal weapon.
(d) Bag limit: One additional any bull elk.
(e) Number of permit hunters selected: 1
(7) CALIFORNIA BIGHORN SHEEP AUCTION PERMIT
(a) Season dates: September 1 - December 31
(b) Hunt Area: The director is authorized to select areas open for this hunt based on population objectives, harvest objectives, and recent harvest parameters as identified by the department. The selection of hunt areas will be made no later than December 1 for the following year, and will be posted on the department's web site no later than January 1.
(c) Weapon: Any legal weapon.
(d) Bag limit: One California bighorn ram.
(e) Number of permit hunters selected: 1
(8) MOOSE AUCTION PERMIT
(a) Season dates: September 1 - December 31
(b) Hunt Area: Any open moose unit, and hunt areas identified by the department before December 1 for the following year, and posted on the department's web site no later than January 1.
(c) Weapon: Any legal weapon.
(d) Bag limit: One moose of either sex.
(e) Number of permit hunters selected: 1
(9) MOUNTAIN GOAT AUCTION PERMIT
(a) Season dates: September 1 - December 31
(b) Hunt Area: The director is authorized to select areas open for this hunt based on population objectives, harvest objectives, and recent harvest parameters as identified by the department. The selection of hunt areas will be made no later than December 1 for the following year, and will be posted on the department's web site no later than January 1.
(c) Weapon: Any legal weapon.
(d) Bag limit: One mountain goat of either sex.
(e) Number of permit hunters selected: 1
RAFFLE PERMITS
(10) BLACK-TAILED DEER RAFFLE PERMIT
(a) Season dates: September 1 - December 31
(b) Hunt Area: Those GMUs open to black-tailed deer hunting EXCEPT GMU 485 and those GMUs closed to deer hunting by the fish and wildlife commission.
(c) Weapon: Any legal weapon.
(d) Bag limit: One additional any buck black-tailed deer.
(e) Number of permit hunters selected: 1
(11) MULE DEER RAFFLE PERMIT
(a) Season dates: September 1 - December 31
(b) Hunt Area: Those GMUs open to mule deer hunting EXCEPT those GMUs closed to mule deer hunting by the fish and wildlife commission.
(c) Weapon: Any legal weapon.
(d) Bag limit: One additional any buck mule deer.
(e) Number of permit hunters selected: 1
(12) WHITE-TAILED DEER RAFFLE PERMIT
(a) Season dates: September 1 - December 31
(b) Hunt Area: Those GMUs open to white-tailed deer hunting EXCEPT those GMUs closed to white-tailed deer hunting by the fish and wildlife commission.
(c) Weapon: Any legal weapon.
(d) Bag limit: One additional any buck white-tailed deer.
(e) Number of permit hunters selected: 1
(13) WESTSIDE ELK RAFFLE PERMIT
(a) Season dates: September 1 - December 31
(b) Hunt Area: Western Washington EXCEPT GMU 485, those GMUs closed to elk hunting, and those GMUs not open to bull elk hunting by the fish and wildlife commission.
(c) Weapon: Any legal weapon.
(d) Bag limit: One additional any bull elk.
(e) Number of permit hunters selected: 1
(14) EASTSIDE ELK RAFFLE PERMIT
(a) Season dates: September 1 - December 31
(b) Hunt Area: Eastern Washington EXCEPT GMU 157 and those GMUs closed to elk hunting, and those GMUs not opened to bull elk hunting by the fish and wildlife commission.
(c) Weapon: Any legal weapon.
(d) Bag limit: One additional any bull elk.
(e) Number of permit hunters selected: 1
(15) CALIFORNIA BIGHORN SHEEP RAFFLE PERMIT
(a) Season dates: September 1 - December 31
(b) Hunt Area: The director is authorized to select areas open for this hunt based on population objectives, harvest objectives, and recent harvest parameters as identified by the department. The selection of hunt areas will be made no later than December 1 for the following year, and will be posted on the department's web site no later than January 1 except that sheep units in Walla Walla, Columbia, Garfield, Asotin, or Pend Oreille counties are not open.
(c) Weapon: Any legal weapon.
(d) Bag limit: One California bighorn ram.
(e) Number of permit hunters selected: 1
(16) MOOSE RAFFLE PERMIT
(a) Season dates: September 1 - December 31
(b) Hunt Area: GMUs 101 through 121, 204.
(c) Weapon: Any legal weapon.
(d) Bag limit: One moose of either sex.
(e) Number of permit hunters selected: 2
(17) MOUNTAIN GOAT RAFFLE PERMIT
(a) Season dates: September 1 - December 31
(b) Hunt Area: The director is authorized to select areas open for this hunt based on population objectives, harvest objectives, and recent harvest parameters as identified by the department. The selection of hunt areas will be made no later than December 1 for the following year, and will be posted on the department's web site no later than January 1.
(c) Weapon: Any legal weapon.
(d) Bag limit: One mountain goat of either sex.
(e) Number of permit hunters selected: 1
(18) TURKEY RAFFLE PERMIT
(a) Season dates: April 1 - May 31 and September 1 - December 31
(b) Hunt Area: Statewide.
(c) Weapon: Archery or shotgun only.
(d) Bag limit: Three additional wild turkeys, but not to exceed more than one turkey in Western Washington or two turkeys in Eastern Washington.
(e) Number of permit hunters selected: 1
(19) ROCKY MOUNTAIN BIGHORN SHEEP RAFFLE PERMIT
(a) Bag limit: One Rocky Mountain bighorn ram.
(b) Hunt Area: GMUs 113, 172.
(c) Season dates: September 1 - December 31
(d) Weapon: Any legal weapon.
(e) Number of permit hunters selected: 1
(20) THREE-DEER RAFFLE PERMIT
(a) Bag limit: One additional any buck black-tailed deer, one additional any buck mule deer, and one additional any buck white-tailed deer; total harvest not to exceed three animals.
(b) Hunt Area: For black-tailed deer, those GMUs open to black-tailed deer hunting EXCEPT GMU 485 and those GMUs closed to deer hunting by the fish and wildlife commission. For mule deer, those GMUs open to mule deer hunting EXCEPT those GMUs closed to mule deer hunting by the fish and wildlife commission. For white-tailed deer, those GMUs open to white-tailed deer hunting EXCEPT those GMUs closed to white-tailed deer hunting by the fish and wildlife commission.
(c) Season dates: September 1 - December 31
(d) Weapon: Any legal weapon.
(e) Number of permit hunters selected: 1
(21) NORTHEAST WASHINGTON BIG GAME RAFFLE PERMIT
(a) Bag limit: Permit hunter may harvest three of six possible species. Species that may be harvested under this permit include: One additional any buck white-tailed deer, one additional any bull elk, one any bull moose, one additional any legal cougar, one additional any legal black bear, and one additional any legal turkey (gobbler or turkey with visible beard ONLY); total harvest not to exceed three animals.
(b) Hunt Area: GMUs 101-124.
(c) Season dates:
(i) September 1 - December 31 for white-tailed deer, elk, and moose.
(ii) April 15 - May 31 and September 1 - December 31 for black bear.
(iii) September 1 - March 31 for cougar.
(iv) April 15 - May 31 for turkey.
(d) Weapon: Any legal weapon EXCEPT archery and shotgun only for turkey.
(e) Number of permit hunters selected: 1
(22) SOUTH-CENTRAL WASHINGTON BIG GAME RAFFLE PERMIT
(a) Bag limit: One additional any bull elk, one additional any buck deer, and one California bighorn sheep ram; total harvest not to exceed three animals.
(b) Hunt Area: For elk, any 300 or 500 series GMU EXCEPT those GMUs closed to elk hunting and those GMUs not open to bull elk hunting by the fish and wildlife commission. For deer, any 300 or 500 series GMU EXCEPT those GMUs closed to deer hunting by the fish and wildlife commission. For California bighorn sheep, the director is authorized to select areas open for this hunt based on population objectives, harvest objectives, and recent harvest parameters as identified by the department. The selection of hunt areas will be made no later than December 1 for the following year, and will be posted on the department's web site no later than January 1.
(c) Season dates: September 1 - December 31
(d) Weapon: Any legal weapon.
(e) Number of permit hunters selected: 1
(23) SOUTHEAST WASHINGTON BIG GAME RAFFLE PERMIT
(a) Bag limit: Permit hunter may harvest four of five possible species. Species that may be harvested under this permit include: One additional any buck white-tailed deer, one additional any buck mule deer, one additional any bull elk, one additional any legal cougar, and one additional any legal black bear; total harvest not to exceed four animals.
(b) Hunt Area: GMUs 139-154 and 162-186.
(c) Season dates: September 1 - December 31 for white-tailed deer, mule deer, and elk. April 15 - June 15 and September 1 - December 31 for black bear. September 1 - March 31 for cougar
(d) Weapon: Any legal weapon.
(e) Number of permit hunters selected: 1
(24) NORTH-CENTRAL WASHINGTON BIG GAME RAFFLE PERMIT
(a) Bag limit: Permit hunter may harvest three of five possible species. Species that may be harvested under this permit include: One additional any buck white-tailed deer, one additional any buck mule deer, one any ram California bighorn sheep, one additional any legal cougar, and one additional any legal black bear; total harvest not to exceed three animals.
(b) Hunt Area: For white-tailed deer, mule deer, cougar, and black bear, any 200 series GMU EXCEPT those GMUs closed to deer hunting by the fish and wildlife commission. For California bighorn sheep, the director is authorized to select areas open for this hunt based on population objectives, harvest objectives, and recent harvest parameters as identified by the department. The selection of hunt areas will be made no later than December 1 for the following year, and will be posted on the department's web site no later than January 1.
(c) Season dates:
(i) September 1 - December 31 for white-tailed deer, mule deer, and California bighorn sheep.
(ii) April 15 - May 15 and September 1 - December 31 for black bear.
(iii) September 1 - March 31 for cougar.
(d) Weapon: Any legal weapon.
(e) Number of permit hunters selected: 1
SPECIAL INCENTIVE PERMITS
(25) WESTERN WASHINGTON ELK INCENTIVE PERMITS
(a) Hunt Area: Western Washington EXCEPT GMUs 418, 485, 522, and those GMUs closed to elk hunting or closed to bull elk hunting by the fish and wildlife commission.
(b) Season dates: September 1 - December 31
(c) Weapon: Any legal weapon, EXCEPT must use archery equipment during archery seasons and muzzleloader equipment during muzzleloader seasons.
(d) Bag limit: One additional elk.
(e) Number of permit hunters selected: 2
(26) EASTERN WASHINGTON ELK INCENTIVE PERMITS
(a) Hunt Area: Eastern Washington EXCEPT GMU 157 and those GMUs closed to elk hunting or closed to bull elk hunting by the fish and wildlife commission.
(b) Season dates: September 1 - December 31
(c) Weapon: Any legal weapon, EXCEPT must use archery equipment during archery seasons and muzzleloader equipment during muzzleloader seasons.
(d) Bag limit: One additional elk.
(e) Number of permit hunters selected: 2
(27) DEER INCENTIVE PERMITS
(a) Hunt Area: Statewide, for use in any area open to general or permit hunting seasons EXCEPT GMUs 157, 418, 485, 522, and those GMUs closed to deer hunting by the fish and wildlife commission.
(b) Season dates: September 1 - December 31
(c) Weapon: Any legal weapon, EXCEPT hunters must use archery equipment during archery seasons and muzzleloader equipment during muzzleloader seasons and any legal weapon at other times if there are no firearm restrictions.
(d) Bag limit: One additional any deer.
(e) Number of permit hunters selected: 5
PERMIT ISSUANCE PROCEDURE
(28) Auction permits: The director will select a conservation organization(s) to conduct annual auction(s). Selection of the conservation organizations will be based on criteria adopted by the Washington department of fish and wildlife. Big game and wild turkey auctions shall be conducted consistent with WAC 220-412-060.
(29) Raffle permits: Raffle permits will be issued to individuals selected through a Washington department of fish and wildlife drawing or the director may select a conservation organization(s) to conduct annual raffles. Selection of a conservation organization will be based on criteria adopted by the Washington department of fish and wildlife. Big game and wild turkey raffles shall be conducted consistent with WAC 220-412-040.
(30) Special incentive permits: Hunters will be entered into a drawing for special deer and elk incentive permits for prompt reporting of hunting activity in compliance with WAC 220-413-100.
(31) For permit hunts where the permittee may harvest multiple species, the permittee must select the species he/she wants to hunt within fourteen days of notification of being selected.
QUALIFICATIONS FOR PARTICIPATION AND REQUIREMENTS:
(32) Permittees shall contact the appropriate regional office of the department of fish and wildlife when entering the designated hunt area or entering the region to hunt outside the general season.
(33) The permittee may be accompanied by others; however, only the permittee is allowed to carry a legal weapon or harvest an animal.
(34) Any attempt by members of the permittee's party to herd or drive wildlife is prohibited.
(35) If requested by the department, the permittee is required to direct department officials to the site of the kill.
(36) The permit is valid during the hunting season dates for the year issued.
(37) The permittee will present the head and carcass of the bighorn sheep killed to any department office within ten days of date of kill.
(38) The permittee must abide by all local, state, and federal regulations including firearm restriction areas and area closures.
(39) Hunters awarded the special incentive permit will be required to send the appropriate license fee to the department of fish and wildlife headquarters in Olympia. The department will issue the license and transport tag and send it to the special incentive permit winner.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.090, 77.04.130, 77.15.568, 77.08.010, 77.65.510, 77.65.515, and 77.65.520. WSR 19-10-011 (Order 19-79), § 220-412-070, filed 4/19/19, effective 5/20/19. 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), § 220-412-070, 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, 77.32.090, and 77.32.530. WSR 17-17-088, § 220-412-070, filed 8/17/17, effective 9/17/17. 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. WSR 17-10-076 (Order 17-10), amended and recodified as § 220-412-070, filed 5/3/17, effective 6/3/17. 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, § 232-28-283, 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 15-10-048 (Order 15-101), § 232-28-283, filed 4/29/15, effective 5/30/15. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047, 77.12.240, and 77.32.070. WSR 14-10-019 (Order 14-95), § 232-28-283, filed 4/25/14, effective 5/26/14. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.055, 77.12.047, 77.12.150, and 77.32.530. WSR 12-22-045 (Order 12-257), § 232-28-283, filed 11/2/12, effective 12/3/12. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047, 77.12.020, 77.12.570, 77.12.210, 77.12.150, and 77.12.240. WSR 10-03-041 (Order 10-10), § 232-28-283, filed 1/13/10, effective 2/13/10.]



220-412-080
Special hunting season permits.

The commission may establish special hunting seasons and may set the conditions for each category and hunt.
(1) Deer, elk, cougar, or black bear special hunting season permit applications:
(a) To apply for special hunting season permits for all categories of deer, elk, cougar, or black bear, applicants must have a valid Washington big game hunting license and a valid transport tag for the appropriate species. To apply for a particular hunt, each applicant for deer or elk must have the proper transport tag as identified in the special deer or elk permit regulations.
(b) Multiple season deer and elk permit applications may be purchased without additional licenses or tags. Persons who are successfully drawn must purchase a multiple season permit for deer or elk and may also apply for archery, muzzleloader, or modern firearm special hunting season permits for the species drawn.
(2) Mountain goat, moose, and bighorn sheep special hunting season permit applications:
(a) Persons who have previously harvested a mountain goat, bighorn sheep ram, an antlered bull moose taken under an "any antlered bull moose" permit, or any moose (whether antlered or not) taken under an "any moose" permit in Washington are ineligible for a special hunting season permit for that category. This lifetime harvest restriction does not apply to individuals who harvested a mountain goat before 1999, raffle or auction hunt authorizations, ewe-only bighorn sheep hunts, or antlerless-only moose hunts.
(b) Applicants for all mountain goat, moose, and/or bighorn sheep special hunting season permits must have either successfully completed hunter education prior to submitting an application, or have a birth date prior to January 1, 1972.
(c) Successful applicants under this section must purchase the appropriate hunting license by the deadline established by the department (a minimum of 15 days). Failure to purchase forfeits the permit to an alternate applicant.
(3) Wild turkey special hunting season permit applications:
(a) To apply for wild turkey special hunting season permits, each applicant must have a valid small game hunting license.
(b) Fall wild turkey special hunting season permit holders must have a valid turkey transport tag in possession to hunt turkeys in fall special hunting seasons.
(4) Special hunting season permit applications:
(a) Maximum group sizes are determined for each category. If a group application is drawn, all hunters in the group will receive a special hunting season permit and each hunter in the group can take an animal. If the number of permits available in a hunt category is less than the maximum group size, then the maximum group size is equal to the number of permits.
(i) Maximum group size for deer categories is 8.
(ii) Maximum group size for elk categories is 8.
(iii) Maximum group size for bear categories is 2.
(iv) Maximum group size for cougar categories is 2.
(v) Maximum group size for mountain goat categories is 2.
(vi) Maximum group size for bighorn sheep categories is 2.
(vii) Maximum group size for fall turkey categories is 4.
(viii) Maximum group size for moose categories is 2.
(ix) Maximum group size for multiple season deer is 2.
(x) Maximum group size for multiple season elk is 2.
(b) An applicant may purchase only one application for a special hunting season permit for each category.
(c) Permit applications will allow four choices for all categories except the quality category for deer and elk will allow two choices.
(d) Permits will be drawn by computer selection using a weighted point selection system.
(i) Applicants will receive one point for each application category purchased.
(ii) Once drawn for a permit, the applicant's points will be reduced to zero in that category. Applicants who are drawn for a damage hunt administered by a WDFW designated hunt coordinator and not given a chance to participate shall get their points restored. Those that decline to participate for any reason are not eligible for point restoration.
(iii) An applicant's accumulated point totals, immediately prior to sales of the 2010 permit applications, will be replicated across all categories for that species. The point replication will only occur in 2010, during the transition from single species categories to multiple categories of the same species. Applicants for any new category added in the future will begin with the point awarded at the time of the initial application purchase.
(iv) Applicants for the "any antlered bull moose" category (established in 2018) will be credited with any points previously accumulated under the "any moose" category.
(e) Incomplete, ineligible, or inaccurate applications will not be accepted or entered into the drawing.
(f) Permits will be voided if the applicant is found to be ineligible or to have provided an application based on inaccurate information.
(g) The purchase of an application will result in one accrued point for the category purchased.
(h) If an applicant makes a mistake, applies for the wrong hunt, and is successfully drawn, the special hunting season permit can be returned to the department of fish and wildlife Olympia headquarters before the opening day of the special hunting season. The applicant's points will be restored to the level prior to the permit drawing.
(i) Anyone may apply for a special hunting season permit for deer, elk, bear, cougar, and wild turkey.
(5) In addition to requirements for special hunting season permit applications, following are application requirements for:
(a) Special hunting seasons for persons of disability: Only applicants with a Washington disabled hunter permit are eligible to apply for any special hunting season permits for persons of disability.
(b) Special hunting seasons for youth: Only persons who are eligible to lawfully purchase a youth special hunt application are eligible to apply for special hunting season permits for youth.
(c) Special hunting seasons for hunters age 65 and older: Only applicants sixty-five years of age or older on or before March 31 of the current license year will be eligible to apply for special hunting season permits for hunters age 65 and older.
(d) Special hunting seasons for master hunter program graduates: Only persons who hold a valid certificate from the Washington department of fish and wildlife's master hunter program are eligible to apply for special hunting season permits for master hunters.
(6) Citizen reward for reporting violations - Bonus points: A person who provides information which contributes substantially to the arrest of another person for illegally hunting or killing big game or an endangered species as defined by Title 77 RCW is eligible to receive ten bonus points toward the special hunting permit drawing for one application category of deer or elk special hunting season permits.
(a) Only ten bonus points can be awarded for providing information for each person charged regardless of the number of violations involved.
(b) Selection of bonus points is in lieu of application for a cash award.
[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), § 220-412-080, filed 5/11/18, effective 6/11/18. 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. WSR 17-10-076 (Order 17-10), amended and recodified as § 220-412-080, filed 5/3/17, effective 6/3/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047, 77.12.020, 77.12.570, 77.12.210, 77.12.150, 77.12.240, 77.32.070, 77.32.530. WSR 10-10-061 (Order 10-94), § 232-28-291, filed 4/30/10, effective 5/31/10. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047, 77.12.020, 77.12.570, 77.12.210, 77.12.150, 77.12.240. WSR 09-09-083 (Order 09-53), § 232-28-291, filed 4/15/09, effective 5/16/09. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047, 77.12.020, 77.12.570, 77.12.210. WSR 08-09-090 (Order 08-78), § 232-28-291, filed 4/18/08, effective 5/19/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. WSR 06-11-032 (Order 06-92), § 232-28-291, filed 5/8/06, effective 6/8/06; WSR 05-02-046 (Order 04-327), § 232-28-291, filed 1/3/05, effective 2/3/05; WSR 03-16-087 (Order 03-175), § 232-28-291, filed 8/5/03, effective 9/5/03; WSR 03-13-047 (Order 03-129), § 232-28-291, filed 6/12/03, effective 7/13/03; WSR 03-02-005 (Order 02-301), § 232-28-291, filed 12/20/02, effective 1/20/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040, 77.12.020, 77.32.070, 77.32.530. WSR 01-10-048 (Order 01-69), § 232-28-291, filed 4/26/01, effective 5/27/01.]



220-412-090
Multiple season big game permits.

The commission may, by rule, offer permits for hunters to hunt deer or elk during more than one general season.
An annual drawing will be conducted by the department for multiple season permits.
(1) Multiple season big game hunting permit applications:
(a) To apply for multiple season big game hunting season permits for deer or elk, applicants must purchase a permit application.
(b) No refunds or exchanges for applications will be made for persons applying for multiple season big game hunting season permits after the application has been submitted.
(c) An applicant may purchase only one application for a multiple season big game hunting season permit for each species.
(d) Permits will be randomly drawn by computer selection.
(e) Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
(f) The department will establish application and drawing dates.
(2) The bag limit for this permit is one deer or elk.
(3) Multiple season permits:
(a) Hunters who are drawn will be required to purchase their original deer or elk license, corresponding to their permit, and the multiple season big game permit.
(b) Successful applicants will be allowed to purchase their permit at any time prior to August 1st.
(c) The permits are not transferable.
(d) Permits not purchased by successful applicants prior to August 1st may be sold at the discretion of the department on a first-come, first-served basis.
(4) Permit holders are required to follow all rules and restrictions for general season hunters within the game management unit or area hunted.
Number of Permits
Dates
Game Management Units (GMUs)
Legal Animal
Eligible Hunters
Multiple Season Deer Permits
 
 
8500
Sept. 1 - December 31 within general seasons and regulations established by the commission for deer
Statewide in those GMUs with general seasons for archery, muzzleloader, or modern firearm hunters
Any legal deer consistent with the game management unit or area restrictions
Any licensed deer hunter
50
Sept. 1 - December 31 within general seasons and regulations established by the commission for deer
Statewide in those GMUs with general seasons for archery, muzzleloader, or modern firearm hunters
Any legal deer consistent with the game management unit or area restrictions
Hunter education instructors meeting qualifications and selection criteria established by the department
Multiple Season Elk Permits
 
 
 
1000
Sept. 1 - December 31 within general seasons and regulations established by the commission for elk
Statewide in those GMUs with general seasons for archery, muzzleloader, or modern firearm hunters
Any legal elk consistent with the game management unit or area restrictions
Any licensed elk hunter
25
Sept. 1 - December 31 within general seasons and regulations established by the commission for elk
Statewide in those GMUs with general seasons for archery, muzzleloader, or modern firearm hunters
Any legal elk consistent with the game management unit or area restrictions
Hunter education instructors meeting qualifications and selection criteria established by the department
[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 § 220-412-090, filed 2/15/17, effective 3/18/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.055, 77.12.047, 77.12.150, and 77.12.240. WSR 15-10-061 (Order 15-100), § 232-28-294, filed 5/1/15, effective 6/1/15. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047, 77.32.450, and 77.32.370. WSR 12-06-008 (Order 12-21), § 232-28-294, filed 2/24/12, effective 3/26/12. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047, 77.32.450, and 77.32.370. WSR 11-01-041 (Order 10-313), § 232-28-294, filed 12/6/10, effective 1/6/11. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047, 77.12.020, 77.12.570, 77.12.210, 77.12.150, 77.12.240. WSR 09-09-083 (Order 09-53), § 232-28-294, filed 4/15/09, effective 5/16/09. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047, 77.12.020. WSR 08-01-052 (Order 07-292), § 232-28-294, filed 12/13/07, effective 1/13/08; WSR 06-04-066 (Order 06-09), § 232-28-294, filed 1/30/06, effective 3/2/06.]



220-412-100
Landowner hunting permits.

(1) A landowner may enter into a contract with the department and establish boundaries and other requirements for hunter access consistent with commission policy.
(2) It is unlawful for hunters to participate in landowner-permit hunts unless the hunters possess both an access permit from the landowner and a hunting permit from the department for the species covered under the landowner's contract. A violation of this section is punishable under RCW 77.15.410.
(3)(a) Buckrun
(i) Buckrun is located in Grant County, near the town of Wilson Creek.
(ii) Hunting on Buckrun is managed for a quality experience by scheduling hunt dates and keeping the number of hunters in the field low. Hunters with limited flexibility for hunt dates may experience scheduling problems. Hunters can generally expect one-day hunts during the permit seasons with written authorization from the Buckrun manager. All hunters must check in and out with the landowner or their designee on hunt day. Hunts are scheduled on a first-come basis by calling 509-345-2577 in advance.
(b) Buckrun landowner hunting permits
(i) Buckrun's manager will distribute Buckrun's landowner hunting permits. Buckrun may charge an access fee for these permits, but not for winning raffle permits. Only hunters possessing a modern firearm deer tag are eligible for permits on Buckrun's properties. Contact the manager at 509-345-2577 for additional information.
(ii) Deer Seasons:
Hunt Name
Quota
Access Season
Special Restrictions
Boundary Description
Buckrun
10
Sept. 1 - Dec. 31
Antlerless Mule Deer or any White-tailed Deer
Buckrun
Buckrun
30
Sept. 1 - Dec. 31
Any deer
Buckrun
Buckrun Raffle
10
Oct. 25 - Dec. 31
Any deer
Buckrun
(c) Buckrun special hunting permits
(i) Hunters must apply to the Washington department of fish and wildlife for Buckrun's special hunting permits. Only hunters possessing a modern firearm deer tag are eligible for these special permits. All hunters must check in and out with the landowner or their designee. Hunts must be scheduled in advance by calling 509-345-2577.
(ii) Deer Seasons:
Hunt Name
Permit Number
Permit Season
Special Restrictions
Boundary Description
Buckrun
10
Sept. 1 - Dec. 31
Antlerless
Buckrun
(4)(a) Silver Dollar Association
The Silver Dollar Association is located in Yakima and Benton counties, on the western edge of the Hanford Reservation. A legal description of the property is in the contract between the Silver Dollar Association and the department.
(b) Silver Dollar Association landowner hunting permits
(i) The Silver Dollar Association's manager will distribute the association's landowner hunting permits. The association may charge an access fee for these permits.
(ii) Elk Seasons:
Hunt Name
Quota
Access Season
Special Restrictions
Boundary Description
Silver Dollar
24
Aug. 1 - March 31
Any Elk
Silver Dollar
Silver Dollar
8
Aug. 1 - March 31
Antlerless
Silver Dollar
(c) Silver Dollar Association special hunting permits
(i) Hunters must apply to the department for the Silver Dollar Association's special hunting permits.
(ii) Elk Seasons:
Hunt Name
Permit Number
Weapon/Tag
Permit Season
Special
Restrictions
Boundary
Description
Silver Dollar
8
EF
Aug. 1 - March 31
Youth Only, Any Elk
Silver Dollar
Silver Dollar Antlerless Elk
6
EF
Aug. 1 - March 31
Youth Only, Antlerless Elk Only
Silver Dollar
Silver Dollar Antlerless Elk
2
EF
Aug. 1 - March 31
Persons of Disability Only, Antlerless Elk Only
Silver Dollar
(5)(a) Blackrock Ranches
Blackrock Ranches is located in Yakima County west of the Hanford Reservation. A legal description of the property is in the contract between Blackrock Ranches and the department.
(b) Blackrock Ranches landowner hunting permits
(i) Blackrock Ranches' manager will distribute the ranches' landowner hunting permits. Blackrock Ranches may charge an access fee for these permits.
(ii) Elk Seasons:
Hunt Name
Quota
Access Season
Special Restrictions
Boundary Description
Blackrock Ranches
6
Aug. 1 - March 31
Any Elk
Blackrock Ranches
Blackrock Ranches
2
Aug. 1 - March 31
Antlerless
Blackrock Ranches
(c) Blackrock Ranches special hunting permits
(i) Hunters must apply to the department for Blackrock Ranches' special hunting permits. To apply, hunters must have an eastside elk tag.
(ii) Elk Seasons:
Hunt Name
Permit Number
Weapon/Tag
Permit
Season
Special
Restrictions
Boundary
Description
Blackrock Ranches
1
EF
Aug. 1 - March 31
Any Elk
Blackrock Ranches
Blackrock Ranches
1
EF
Aug. 1 - March 31
Antlerless Only
Blackrock Ranches
Blackrock Ranches
1
EF
Aug. 1 - March 31
Youth Only, Any Elk
Blackrock Ranches
Blackrock Ranches
1
EF
Aug. 1 - March 31
Youth Only, Antlerless Only
Blackrock Ranches
(6)(a) Pine Mountain Ranch
The Pine Mountain Ranch is located in Yakima County 14 miles west of Yakima. A legal description of the property is in the contract between the Pine Mountain Ranch and the department.
(b) Pine Mountain Ranch landowner hunting permits
(i) Pine Mountain Ranch's manager will distribute the ranch's landowner hunting permits. Pine Mountain Ranch may charge an access fee for these permits.
(ii) Deer Seasons:
Hunt Name
Quota
Access Season
Special Restrictions
Boundary Description
Pine Mountain Ranch
3
Nov. 4 - Dec. 31
Any Buck
Pine Mountain Ranch
(iii) Elk Seasons:
Hunt Name
Quota
Access Season
Special Restrictions
Boundary Description
Pine Mountain Ranch
1
Aug. 1 - Dec. 31
Any Bull
Pine Mountain Ranch
Pine Mountain Ranch
2
Aug. 1 - Dec. 1
Antlerless
Pine Mountain Ranch
(c) Pine Mountain Ranch special hunting permits
(i) Hunters must apply to the department for Pine Mountain Ranch's special hunting permits.
(ii) Deer Seasons:
Hunt Name
Quota
Access Season
Special Restrictions
Boundary Description
Pine Mountain Ranch
3
Nov. 4 - Dec. 31
Youth Only, Any Buck
Pine Mountain Ranch
(iii) Elk Seasons:
Hunt Name
Quota
Access Season
Special Restrictions
Boundary Description
Pine Mountain Ranch
1
Aug. 1 - Dec. 31
Youth Only, Any Bull
Pine Mountain Ranch
Pine Mountain Ranch
2
Aug. 1 - Dec. 1
Antlerless
Pine Mountain Ranch
(7)(a) Columbia Plateau Wildlife Management Association
(i) The Columbia Plateau Wildlife Management Association (CPWMA) landowner hunting permit area is located in Spokane County (GMU 130) near Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge. A legal description of the property is in the contract between the CPWMA and the department.
(ii) Landowner permit hunts are primarily damage hunts but are managed for a quality experience by keeping the number of hunters in the field low.
(b) Columbia Plateau Wildlife Management Association landowner hunting permits
(i) CPWMA's manager will distribute the association's landowner hunting permits. CPWMA will not charge an access fee for raffle permit winners. Only hunters possessing an elk tag are eligible for permits on CPWMA's properties. All successfully drawn permit applicants must have written authorization from CPWMA's manager and must check in and out with CPWMA's designee at the beginning and ending of the scheduled hunting dates. Successful applicants will receive a packet of information with forms to complete and a map showing the hunt area. These applicants must complete the forms and return them before September 30. Applicants should see CPWMA's web site at www.cpwma.org or contact the hunt manager at 509-263-4616. Holders of landowner permits selected through raffle, including 9 antlerless elk and 2 any elk permits, are eligible to purchase second elk tags that may only be used on lands included in the CPWMA LHP.
(ii) Elk Seasons:
Hunt Name
Quota
Access Season
Special Restrictions
Boundary Description
CPWMA
1
Jan. 1 - Mar. 31
Antlerless
CPWMA
CPWMA
1
Jan. 1 - Mar. 31
Any Bull
CPWMA
CPWMA Raffle 1
3
Jan. 1-31
Antlerless
CPWMA
CPWMA Raffle 2
3
Feb. 1-28
Antlerless
CPWMA
CPWMA Raffle 3
3
Mar. 1-31
Antlerless
CPWMA
CPWMA Raffle 4
2
Jan. 1 - Mar. 31
Any Bull
CPWMA
(c) Columbia Plateau Wildlife Management Association special hunting permits
(i) Hunters must apply to the department for CPWMA's special hunting permits. All successfully drawn permit applicants must have written authorization from CPWMA's manager and must check in and out with CPWMA's designee at the beginning and ending of the scheduled hunting dates. Successful applicants will receive a packet of required information with forms to complete and a map showing the hunt area. These applicants must complete the forms and return them before September 30. Applicants should see CPWMA's web site at www.cpwma.org or contact the hunt manager at 509-263-4616.
(ii) Elk Seasons:
Hunt Name
Quota
Access Season
Special Restrictions
Boundary Description
CPWMA 1
1
Jan. 1 - Mar. 31
Any Bull
CPWMA
[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.090, 77.04.130, 77.15.568, 77.08.010, 77.65.510, 77.65.515, and 77.65.520. WSR 19-10-011 (Order 19-79), § 220-412-100, filed 4/19/19, effective 5/20/19. 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), § 220-412-100, filed 5/11/18, effective 6/11/18. 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. WSR 17-10-076 (Order 17-10), amended and recodified as § 220-412-100, filed 5/3/17, effective 6/3/17. 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, § 232-28-296, 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 15-10-031 (Order 15-94), § 232-28-296, filed 4/28/15, effective 5/29/15. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047, 77.12.240, and 77.32.070. WSR 14-10-019 (Order 14-95), § 232-28-296, filed 4/25/14, effective 5/26/14; WSR 13-11-078 (Order 13-94), § 232-28-296, filed 5/16/13, effective 6/16/13. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. WSR 12-11-005 (Order 12-70), § 232-28-296, filed 5/2/12, effective 6/2/12.]



220-412-110
Hunting contests.

A person wishing to hold a hunting contest must comply with the following provisions:
(1) Only organizations filed with the state of Washington as a nonprofit corporation may apply for a hunting contest permit.
(2) Hunting contest permit applications shall be submitted to the department 30 days prior to the date for which the contest is proposed.
(3) Applications must include the permit fee required by RCW 77.32.211. The fee will be returned if the permit is denied.
(4) Contests are restricted to the species approved on the permit.
(5) Total value of prizes per contest shall not exceed $2000.
(6) Entry fees or requests for donations are prohibited.
(7) It is unlawful to fail to comply with the conditions of a hunting contest permit.
Hunting contests which may adversely affect wildlife resources will be denied.
[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 § 220-412-110, filed 2/15/17, effective 3/18/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040 and 77.16.010. WSR 87-09-026 (Order 287), § 232-12-169, filed 4/7/87.]



220-412-120
Permit for holding field trials.

(1) Except as authorized by permit issued by the director it is unlawful to hold field trials for hunting dogs during the months of April, May, June, and July. Field trials on department lands or those involving use of live wildlife may not be held without a permit.
(2) Applications for a field trial permit must be filed with the department at least thirty days before the proposed date for holding such trials. The application shall state the time and place the field trials will be held, the names of sponsors and persons who will conduct the trials, and such other information as the director may require.
[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 § 220-412-120, filed 2/15/17, effective 3/18/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040. WSR 82-04-034 (Order 177), § 232-12-041, filed 1/28/82; WSR 81-12-029 (Order 165), § 232-12-041, filed 6/1/81. Formerly WAC 232-12-110.]