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Offline Jerome

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Re: % for spring bear harvests
« Reply #15 on: March 31, 2013, 11:37:47 AM »
There were more than 1 taken out of Monroe last spring. 

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Re: % for spring bear harvests
« Reply #16 on: March 31, 2013, 11:45:17 AM »
Harvest reports only show 1

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Re: % for spring bear harvests
« Reply #17 on: March 31, 2013, 11:48:54 AM »
That's for 2011.

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Re: % for spring bear harvests
« Reply #18 on: March 31, 2013, 11:51:32 AM »
Also I wouldn't rely on those being accurate.

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Re: % for spring bear harvests
« Reply #19 on: April 01, 2013, 09:39:24 AM »
20 out of 25 permits were reported and still only one bear doesn't seem to be doing anything to protect tree loss.  Seems more like a money maker for the state than a management tool.

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Re: % for spring bear harvests
« Reply #20 on: April 01, 2013, 09:41:01 AM »
They should let spring bear tag holders bait.

Overall....I think what has already been said is correct. More time in the field will obviously get better results. Also, having some buddies that help is a huge advantage.

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Re: % for spring bear harvests
« Reply #21 on: April 01, 2013, 09:44:08 AM »
Baiting would be cool and a more effective management tool but it will never happen.

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Re: % for spring bear harvests
« Reply #22 on: April 01, 2013, 09:44:59 AM »
Agreed

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Re: % for spring bear harvests
« Reply #23 on: April 01, 2013, 09:54:37 AM »
This is why I don't understand why they don't have spring bear permits in more units, actually in ALL units that have a reasonably good population of bears. Success rates will be low anyway, and more units and more permits available would equal more applications, and therefore more money for the state. And of course, more opportunity for hunters, which isn't that what the WDFW is all about- providing lots of hunting opportunity with little chance for success?

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Re: % for spring bear harvests
« Reply #24 on: April 01, 2013, 10:51:37 AM »
This is why I don't understand why they don't have spring bear permits in more units, actually in ALL units that have a reasonably good population of bears. Success rates will be low anyway, and more units and more permits available would equal more applications, and therefore more money for the state. And of course, more opportunity for hunters, which isn't that what the WDFW is all about- providing lots of hunting opportunity with little chance for success?
I agree with you but those biologist are smarter than us I guess.

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Re: % for spring bear harvests
« Reply #25 on: April 01, 2013, 11:15:17 AM »
Yes. The biologists are the ones making all of the decisions... :dunno: Most of the biologists are guys like most of us. They love the outdoors and therefore they've dedicated their lives to working in and protecting our resources.

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Re: % for spring bear harvests
« Reply #26 on: April 01, 2013, 11:21:40 AM »
I guess I really wasn't trying to take a shot at the biologist.  Maybe it should have been the wdfw as a whole.

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Re: % for spring bear harvests
« Reply #27 on: April 01, 2013, 11:26:59 AM »
I don't think biologists have much to do with setting seasons and regulations. It seems to be based more on politics than science to me. But I could be wrong.   :dunno:

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Re: % for spring bear harvests
« Reply #28 on: April 01, 2013, 11:29:20 AM »
I don't think biologists have much to do with setting seasons and regulations. It seems to be based more on politics than science to me. But I could be wrong.   :dunno:
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Re: % for spring bear harvests
« Reply #29 on: April 01, 2013, 11:30:03 AM »
I guess I really wasn't trying to take a shot at the biologist.  Maybe it should have been the wdfw as a whole.
Sometimes biologists get overly defensive... :sry:

 

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