Rule-making petitions archived in 2022

Archived rule-making petitions have been decided by either the Fish and Wildlife Commission or the Director of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife or have been withdrawn by the petitioner.

For information on all current petitions, visit the current rule-making petitions page.


  • Chelan River Catch and Release

    Received: Jan 10, 2022

    The petitioner requested that the rule be amended to open the Chelan River from Chelan P.U.D safety barrier to powerhouse at Chelan Lake to be open for catch and release only.

    Petition: Bean Petition - Chelan River (PDF)

    Initiated rule making: Petition Chelan River Fishing


  • Amend WAC-220-660-300 and WAC 220-660-305 Motorized Mining Equipment

    Received: Feb 9, 2022

    Petitioner requested amendment to WAC-220-660-300 and WAC 220-660-305 “to allow use of motorized mining equipment, including but not limited to recirculating systems, which involve no need for an HPA or discharge to waters of the state.”

    Petition: Peterson Motorized Mining Petition (PDF)

  • Amend WAC-220-414-100 Crossbow requirements to allow seniors (65+) to use crossbows during archery season.

    Received: Apr 5, 2022

    Petitioner requested that WAC 220-414-100 be amended to “allow seniors (65+) to use crossbows during archery season.”

    Petition: Beekman Crossbow Petition (PDF)

  • Amend WAC 220-414-030 Unlawful Baiting

    Received: Jan 14, 2022

    Petitioner requested to amend WAC 220-414-030, to make it unlawful to hunt for deer and elk while using any type of bait, scents, or attractants, either natural or artificial to delay the onset of CWD in Washington and certainly reduce the spread once it is detected.


    Petition: Ross Petition - Unlawful Baiting (PDF)

    Initiated rule making: Chronic Wasting Disease

  • Amend WAC 220-413-030 Roadkill Salvage Permit

    Received: Jun 25, 2022

    Petitioner requested that WAC 220-413-030 be amended “to be more in line with the current Idaho Roadkill and Salvage rules.”

    Petition: Thomsen Roadkill Petition (PDF)

  • 2023 and Future Year(s) Spring Black Bear Management Hunts

    Received: Dec 19, 2022

    The petition requested the WDFW Commission to “immediately begin Rule Making for the 2023 and future year(s) Spring Black Bear Management Hunts”. 

    Petition: Thomsen Petition (PDF)


  • Amend rule to allow electronic devices during late Snow Goose season

    Received: Feb 5, 2022

    Petitioner requested that a rule be amended to allow electronic devices (decoys and calls) during late Snow Goose hunting season. 

    Petition: Aichele Goose Petition (PDF)

  • Spot Shrimp Recreational Fishing

    Received: Apr 25, 2022

    Petitioner requested an immediate rule change to allow recreational fishing for non-spot shrimp when spot shrimp is not open.

    Petition: Moe - Shrimp Rule Change Petition (PDF)

  • Amendment to WAC 200-300-160 (2)(C)

    Received: Nov 7, 2022

    The petition requested the WDFW Commission amend WAC 200-300-160 (2)(C) to state that “Weight may not be attached below, to, or less than 12 inches above a lure or bait."

    Petition: Liden Petition (PDF)