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Miranda Wecker, Chair
Bradley Smith, Ph.D., Vice Chair

 

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March 7-8, 2014 Agenda | Meeting Minutes | Audio Transcripts

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FISH AND WILDLIFE COMMISSION MEETING
March 7-8, 2014

Moses Lake Civic Center
401 S Balsam Moses Lake, Washington 98837

FRIDAY, MARCH 7, 2014

8:00 A.M. 1. Call to Order
  1. Commissioners’ Discussion
  2. Meeting Minute Approval
8:15 A.M. 2. Open Public Input
The Commission is a direct link between citizens of Washington and the Department of Fish and Wildlife.  Comments on Department programs and topics of concern are welcome during this portion of the meeting.

NOTE: During this portion of the meeting, the public is encouraged to comment on issues that do not already have public input time on the agenda.

8:45 A.M. 3. Director’s Report
The Director will brief the Commission on various items.
9:45 A.M. BREAK
10:00 A.M. 4. HPA Rules – Briefing
Department staff will brief the Commission on proposed additions and changes to the hydraulic code rules:
  • Changes to 220-110-250
  • Changes to 220-110-300
  • New section 220-110-420 Outfall and tide and flood gate structures in saltwater areas
  • New section 220-110-440 Boring in saltwater areas

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Staff Report: Randi Thurston, Protection Division Manager

10:30 A.M. 5. Recreational Licenses, Tag, Permit and Stamp Refunds – Briefing and Public Hearing
Department staff will brief the Commission on proposed amendments to the requirements for tag replacement, exchanges or refunds; reduction in cost of the multi-season permit and second deer tag and inclusion of a damage or master hunter tag to improve collection of harvest data. 

Amend: WAC 220-55-040, 220-55-172, 220-55-174

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Staff Report: Dave Ware, Game Division Manager

PUBLIC INPUT (This item only)

11:05 A.M. 6. Small Game Seasons and Regulations – Briefing and Public Hearing
Department staff will brief the Commission on small game seasons and regulations.

Amend: WAC 232-28-342

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Staff Report: Greg Schirato, Deputy Assistant Director, Wildlife Program

PUBLIC INPUT (This item only)

11:20 A.M. 7. Bighorn Sheep, Mountain Goat and Moose Seasons and Permit Quotas – Briefing and Public Hearing
Department staff will brief the Commission on bighorn sheep, mountain goat and moose seasons and regulations.

Amend: WAC 232-28-273, WAC 232-28-283, WAC 232-28-622, WAC 232-28-623

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Staff Report: Rich Harris, Ph.D., Special Species Section Manager, Wildlife Program

PUBLIC INPUT (This item only)

12:00 P.M. LUNCH
1:00 P.M. 8. Deer and Elk Areas, and Special Closures and Firearm Restriction Areas – Briefing and Public Hearing
Department staff will brief the Commission on deer and elk areas and GMU boundary regulations.

Amend: WAC 232-28-248, WAC 232-28-337, WAC 232-28-624

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Staff Report: Jerry Nelson, Ph.D., Deer and Elk Section Manager, Wildlife Program

PUBLIC INPUT (This item only)

1:15 P.M. 9. Deer General Seasons and Special Permit Regulations – Briefing and Public Hearing
Department staff will brief the Commission on deer general and special permit seasons and regulations.

Amend: WAC 232-28-357 and WAC 232-28-359

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Staff Report: Jerry Nelson, Ph.D., Deer and Elk Section Manager, Wildlife Program

PUBLIC INPUT (This item only)

1:35 P.M. 10. Elk General Seasons and Special Permit Regulations – Briefing and Public Hearing
Department staff will brief the Commission on elk general and special permit seasons and regulations.

Amend: WAC 232-28-358 and WAC 232-28-360

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Staff Report: Jerry Nelson, Ph.D., Deer and Elk Section Manager, Wildlife Program

PUBLIC INPUT (This item only)

2:10 P.M. 11. Landowner Hunting Permits – Briefing and Public Hearing
Department staff will brief the Commission on adjustments to permit levels and hunt dates in accordance with landowner needs and recreational goals.

Amend: WAC 232-28-296

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Staff Report:  Dave Ware, Game Division Manager

PUBLIC INPUT (This item only)

2:25 P.M. BREAK
2:40 P.M. 12. Hunters with Disabilities – Briefing and Public Hearing
Department staff will brief the Commission on proposed amendments to increase the Department’s ability to issue special use permits to make needed modifications for hunters with disabilities.

Amend: WAC 232-12-047, 232-12-051, 232-12-054
Approve: WAC 232-12-819, 232-12-825, 232-12-828

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Staff Report:  Dave Ware, Game Division Manager and Dana Perez, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Portland Office

PUBLIC INPUT (This item only)

3:25 P.M. 13. Hunting Restrictions – Briefing and Public Hearing
Department staff will brief the Commission on provisions of WAC 232-12-242 regarding hunting at night that were inadvertently deleted during technical clean-up and reorganizing of several wildlife rules.

Amend: WAC 232-12-242

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Staff Report: Dave Ware, Game Division Manager

PUBLIC INPUT (This item only)

4:00 P.M. 14. Lands 20/20 - Briefing
Department staff will provide a briefing on the lands 20/20 process and the list of projects approved through the 2013 Lands 20/20 process; the Department will seek funding for projects approved in the Lands 20/20 process.

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Staff Report: Clay Sprague, Lands Division Manager, Wildlife Program and Lauri Vigue, Environmental Planner, Wildlife Program

5:00 P.M. 15. Colville Hatchery Youth Program
The Commission will hear an update on the Colville Hatchery Youth Program

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5:30 P.M. RECESS

SATURDAY, MARCH 8, 2014

8:30 A.M. 16. Open Public Input
The Commission is a direct link between citizens of Washington and the Department of Fish and Wildlife. Comments on Department programs and topics of concern are welcome during this portion of the meeting.

NOTE: During this portion of the meeting, the public is encouraged to comment on issues that do not already have public input time on the agenda.

9:00 A.M. 17. Annual Wolf Management Report – Briefing
Department staff will provide the Commission with a briefing on wolf plan implementation for 2013.

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Staff Report: Donny Martorello, Ph.D., Carnivore Section Manager, Wildlife Program and Stephanie Simek, Conflict Section Manager, Wildlife Program

10:15 A.M. 18. Miscellaneous and Meeting Debrief
The Commission will discuss items that arise immediately before or during the meeting and after the preliminary agenda is published.
10:30 A.M. ADJOURN

Contact the Fish and Wildlife Commission Office for further information:
Phone (360) 902-2267
Email: commission@dfw.wa.gov