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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

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  1. Commissioners’ Discussion
  2. Meeting Minute Approval
8:15 A.M. 2. Open Public Input

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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

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The Director will brief the Commission on various items.
10:00 A.M. 4. HPA Rules – Briefing

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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

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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

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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

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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)

1:00 P.M. 8. Deer and Elk Areas, and Special Closures and Firearm Restriction Areas – Briefing and Public Hearing

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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

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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

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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

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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)

2:40 P.M. 12. Hunters with Disabilities – Briefing and Public Hearing

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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