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

 

Meeting Minutes & Agendas

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September 16, 2011 Agenda | Minutes | Audio Transcripts

MEETING MINUTES
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FISH AND WILDLIFE COMMISSION
MEETING via CONFERENCE CALL*

ATTENDANCE

       
COMMISSION COMMISSION STAFF DEPARTMENT STAFF PUBLIC

Miranda Wecker, Chair
Gary Douvia, Vice Chair
David Jennings
Connie Mahnken
Chuck Perry
Rollie Schmitten

Susan Galloway
Tami Lininger
Erin Gariépy

Phil Anderson, Director
Joe Stohr, Dep. Director
Dave Ware, Wildlife Program
Darren Friedel, Public Affairs

None

Vice Chair Douvia called the meeting to order at 8:32 a.m.

  1. PETITION TO AMEND WAC RULES, WATERFOWL REGULATIONS - DECISION:
    Department staff briefed the Commission on a petition for rulemaking received from a citizen pursuant to to RCW 34.05.330 (Petition to Adopt, Amend or Repeal Rules) and related to WAC 232-12-257, Use of decoys and calls to allow the use of battery powered spinning wing decoys.

    In keeping with the Governor’s directive to streamline and minimize rulemaking during this time of increased workload and reduced budgets, Commissioner Wecker moved, seconded by Commissioner Perry, to deny the petition to amend WAC 232-12-257, Use of decoys and calls, and to instruct staff to include the proposal for consideration during the next three-year hunting regulations cycle.  The motion carried unanimously.

  2. COMMISSION MEETING DATES - DISCUSSION: 
    The Commission discussed the possibility of changing the date and location of the November special meeting/wolf work session from November 3, 2011, in Olympia to November 10 or 18, 2011, in Spokane.

    The Commission directed staff to research available meeting and lodging facilities in Spokane for further discussion and decision at the October 7-8, 2011, Commission meeting in Olympia.

    The Commission also discussed potential meeting dates and locations for its 2012 meeting calendar and will consider approval of 2012 meeting dates and locations at its October 7-8, 2011, meeting in Olympia.

  3. APPROVAL OF MEETING MINUTES:
    Commissioner Wecker moved, seconded by Commissioner Jennings to approve minutes of the August 4, 2011, special meeting in Olympia as presented.  The motion carried unanimously.


  4. GENERAL DISCUSSION:
    The Commission discussed with Department staff various recent activities and items of interest, including agenda items for the October 7-8, 2011, Commission meeting.  

Vice Chair Douvia adjourned the meeting at 9:30 a.m.

These minutes plus the audio recording constitute the full minutes.

Approved by FWC, October 7, 2011