The Fish and Wildlife Code of Washington is now codified as Title 77 RCW. State V. Vander Houwen, 163 Wn.2d 25 (2008). Unlawful taking of protected fish or wildlife is a misdemeanor. RCW 77.15.130. No misdemeanor may be prosecuted more than one year after its commission. RCW 9A.04.080 (1)(j).
The authorities can probably keep the evidence until after the statute of limitations has run.
[In accordance with the Avvo community guidelines, this communication does not constitute "legal advice", nor does it form an attorney-client relationship.]Ask a similar question