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WA 2011 Big Game Regulations

WA 2011 Big Game Regulations

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Washington’s 2011 Big GameHunting Seasons & Regulations
Special Permit Application Deadline: May 18, 2011
Effective April 1, 2011 - March 31, 2012
Photograph By: Douglas Kikendall
 
Report or hnting activit or Big Gae & Trke b calling toll ree 1-877-945-3492 or online at wdw.wa.gov/hnting.
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 Report or hnting activit or or Big Gae & Trke b calling toll ree 1-877-945-3492 or online at wdw.wa.gov/hnting.
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Deer Seasons and Permits
Hunting Requirements and General Denitions
........................................16
Modern Firearm General
..........................................................................17Archery General ........................................................................................18
Muzzleloader General
...............................................................................19Deer Special Permits ............................................................................20-31
Elk Seasons and Permits
Elk Tag Areas .............................................................................................38
General Information and Denitions
..........................................................39
Modern Firearm General
...........................................................................40Archery General ........................................................................................41
Muzzleloader General
...............................................................................42Elk Special Permits...............................................................................43-53
Cougar
General Season
 .........................................................................................54Hide Sealing Requirements .......................................................................54
Cougar Special Permits
.............................................................................55
Black Bear
General Season
 .........................................................................................56Spring Black Bear Special Permits ............................................................57
Goat, Moose, Bighorn Sheep
Moose and Mountain Goat Special Permits
........................................58-59
Bighorn Sheep Permits
..............................................................................60
Other Seasons
Bobcat, Coyote, Fox, Grouse
....................................................................62
Raccoon, Rabbit and Hare
........................................................................62Wild Turkey ................................................................................................63
General Information
Department of Fish and Wildlife Ofces
....................................................11
License Fees and Requirements
..........................................................12-13
Denitions
..................................................................................................14Age Requirements .....................................................................................13
Hunter Orange
...........................................................................................13
Mandatory Reporting
.................................................................................15
Reporting Violations
..................................................................................64
Hunting Hours
............................................................................................66
Tribal Hunting
............................................................................................66
Violations and Penalties
............................................................................67
Equipment and Hunting Methods
.........................................................68-69
Prohibited Hunting Methods
......................................................................70
WDFW Private Lands Program
.................................................................70
Tagging and Transporting
..........................................................................71
Hunting Access and Closures
 ....................................................................72
Firearm Restrictions
..................................................................................73
Multiple Season Permits
............................................................................74
Rafe Permit Hunts
..............................................................................75-77
Special Hunting Season Permit Application Instructions
......................78-80
Special Hunting Permit Category Table
.....................................................80
Public Conduct Rules for WDFW Lands
....................................................82
Vehicle Use Permits
..................................................................................82
Persons with Disabilities
............................................................................83
Hunter’s Code of Conduct
.........................................................................83
Hunter Education
.......................................................................................85
Cooperative Road Management Areas
.....................................................86
Chronic Wasting Disease
..........................................................................87
Summary of Hunting Seasons
.................................................................109
Maps
Deer Areas ............................................................................................32-33
Game Management Units (Western)
.........................................................34
Game Management Units (Eastern)
..........................................................35Elk Areas ..............................................................................................36-37
Bighorn Sheep Units
 ..................................................................................61
Other Map Sources
...................................................................................90
Legal Descriptions
Bighorn Sheep Units
 ..................................................................................91
Mountain Goat Areas
.................................................................................91Elk Areas ..............................................................................................92-95Deer Areas ............................................................................................95-96
Game Management Units
 ...................................................................96-108
Significant changes are red.Noteworthy information is blue.
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Table of Contents
WAC Summary Information
This pamphlet is a summary of the hunting regulations and seasons adoptedby the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission. This pamphlet does notcontain nor is it intended to contain all Department regulations. Regulationsspecific to the hunting seasons described in this pamphlet are found inSections 232-28-248 through 232-28-516, and 232-12-001 through 232-12-830, of the Washington Administrative Code.This program receives Federal assistance from the U.S. Fish and WildlifeService. Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of theRehabilitation Act of 1973, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the U.S. Department of the Interior and its bureausprohibit discrimination on the bases of race, color, national origin, age,disability and sex (in educational programs). If you believe that you havebeen discriminated against in any program, activity or facility, please contactthe WDFW, ADA Coordinator at 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia WA 98501or write to: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Civil Rights Coordinator for Public Access 4401 N. Fairfax Drive, Mail Stop: WSFR-4020, Arlington, VA 22203
 
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