June 15, 2004
Contact: Jerry Nelson (360) 902-2519
WDFW publishes big game hunting seasons and rules errata
OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has made corrections to the 2004-2005 Big Game Hunting Seasons and Rules Pamphlet.
Hunters should update their copies of the hunting pamphlet and note any changes that may affect their choices when applying for special permits. The pamphlet went into effect May 15.
WDFW will provide additional updates and corrections as needed. Corrections and frequently asked questions are also posted on the WDFW’s website at http://wdfw.wa.gov/ on the Internet.
Hunt choice 1102 Cheney B is redundant with a general season opportunity during the same time period. There is no reason for hunters to apply when they can hunt general season.
Pages 35 to 37
Changes in elk hunting seasons are not listed in blue.
Puyallup Game Management Unit (GMU) 652 should not be listed under late season overlaps.
Hunt choice 2021, Olympic A, the boundary restriction should read GMU 621 except for Elk Area 6071.
The Stampede GMU should be numbered 466 on the map.
GMU 368 area description is incorrect. The area description should read:
GMU 368-COWICHE (Yakima County):
Beginning on US Hwy 12 to US Forest Service Rd 1302 (Jump Off Rd) at Windy Point; NE and SE on US Hwy 12 to I-82; NW on I-82 to the Yakima River; S down the Yakima River to Ahtanum Creek; W up Ahtanum Creek to the south fork of Ahtanum Creek; SW up the south fork of Ahtanum Creek to its junction with Reservation Creek; NW up the south fork of Ahtanum Creek to its headwaters; N along the crest of the main divide between the Diamond Fork drainage and the Middle Fork Ahtanum Creek drainage to Darland Mountain; NE on US Forest Service Trail 615 to US Forest Service Rd 1020; NE on US Forest Service Rd 1020 to US Forest Service Rd 613; NE on US Forest Service Rd 613 to US Forest Service Trail 1127; NE on US Forest Service Trail 1127 to US Forest Service Rd 1302 (Jump Off Rd), SE of the Jump Off Lookout Station; NE on US Forest Service Rd 1302 (Jump Off Rd) to US Hwy 12 and the point of beginning.
The order form for the Status and Trend Report should be for 2003.