The hunter report adminstrative fee is used to encourage hunter reporting. Hunter reports are important for collecting data, developing preliminary reports, and providing information to WDFW biologists across the state so they can prepare for setting permit levels for the coming hunting season.
This information helps WDFW manage game species better, which in turn leads to more hunting opportunities.
For more information on the hunter report fee, see WAC 232-28-299, located at http://apps.leg.wa.gov/wac/default.aspx?cite=232-28-299.
2nd of November, 2015