(1) When two or more contests are proposed on a single body of water the department will approve applications which:
(a) offer the best opportunities for public benefits by furthering knowledge of angling ethics and aquatic ecology;
(b) have been approved historically;
(c) have had good participation; and
(d) have a good record of compliance.
(2) The department may request that applicants competing for a permit on the same or consecutive weekends resolve conflicts and allocate limited dates among themselves.